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Charles Rodriguez

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During CES 2017, Sennheiser took the wraps off a unique pair of earbuds that feature microphones built into the ear pieces for binaural audio recording.While binaural audio is nothing new, the ability to record it has largely been limited in the consumer world.Sennheiser’s Ambeo Smart Headset aims to change that by making so-called ‘3D audio’ (binaural) recording as easy as putting in earbuds, and now the company has announced that Apogee tech will be used to refine the headset.Binaural recording has traditionally involved two separate microphones placed apart from each other, with the distance between them being about the same as the distance between a person’s ears.The idea is to record audio as it is heard by a person as if they were in the room with the noise; by merging the two microphones’ audio together, the resulting ‘3D’ audio sounds more realistic than something recorded with one microphone.For the average consumer, recording this binaural audio usually meant strapping two microphones to a mannequin head, then using software to later merge the two audio files into one.
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Kännykkäsäteilyn mahdollisista vaikutuksista on kiistelty vuosikaudet.Italialainen oikeusistuin päätti uskoa kännykänkäytön aiheuttaneen aivokasvaimen ja määräsi maksamaan potilaalle korvauksia.Vallitseva näkemys on, ettei kännyköiden tällaisista terveysvaikutuksista ole näyttöä.Vakaimmin kännykkähaittoihin uskovat ovat sitä mieltä, että karmea totuus paljastuu kyllä aikanaan.Salaliittoteoreetikot ovat päätelleet, että tutkimustyötä on hankaloitettu tai tuloksia pimitetty.Italiassa kännyköiden ja aivokasvainten yhteyteen uskotaan ainakin italialaisessa oikeusistuimessa.
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Insider/Dave Smith Music-streaming giant Spotify wants to build its own hardware, according to job listings first"You will be leading an initiative to deliver hardware directly from Spotify to existing and new customers; a category defining product akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo, and Snap a senior product manager reads.
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Sad news to all of you who fell in love with Instagress:by request of Instagram we were forced to close our web-service.Edit: Should clarify, there's a button on their homepage to request that refund.
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Apple-analytikern Ming-Chi Kuo på KGI har idag uttalat sig om produktionsproblem för kommande Iphone 8.Enligt honom kommer massproduktionen inte komma igång förrän oktober eller november, istället för augusti som är det vanliga, skriver 9to5Mac.Anledningen sägs vara brist på komponenter.Telefonen ryktas nämligen innehålla massvis med specialbeställt tekniskt lullull och leverantörerna kommer inte kunna hålla tidsramen.Däremot kommer ”budgetvarianten” Iphone 7S släpps och produceras som väntat.
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Det är inte alla som har vare sig lust eller plats för att investera i en fet stereo för flera hundratusen kronor.Några av oss klarar sig alldeles utmärkt med något mindre och kan därför överväga ett litet par aktiva högtalare, som på senare tid både har sjunkit i pris och blivit väldigt populära på grund av deras kompakta utseende.Högtalartillverkaren tar en av sina redan populära modeller och bygger in en förstärkare och strömförsörjning i den ena sidan.Det eliminerar behovet av en extern förstärkare, och minskar dessutom risken för kabeltrassel avsevärt.Dessa nås från baksidan, där det till och med har blivit plats för direkt anslutning av en skivspelare.Högtalarna kopplas ihop med en vanlig högtalarkabel och om du vill kan du komplettera med en extern subwoofer, till exempel om högtalarna ska användas med TV:n. Risken för kabeltrassel kan elimineras om man nöjer sig med att använda den inbyggda Bluetooth aptX-funktionen som strömmar trådlöst från mobilen, surfplattan eller datorn i CD-kvalitet.
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Billionaire Elon Musk said on Sunday his motive for Neuralink – the company he founded to link the human brain with a machine interface – is to avoid artificial intelligence (AI) “becoming other”.A Twitter user asked the Tesla and SpaceX CEO whether his new firm was a “counter for Skynet”, to which Musk replied that it was the “aspiration” behind Neuralink.Skynet is a fictional self-aware AI system in the “Terminator” movies that saw humans as a threat and sought to wipe them out.Last week, Musk outlined his plans for Neuralink in an interview with website Wait But Why.The company plans to make “micron-sized devices” to achieve his goal of human-machine interfaces.Human speech is essentially a compressed version of the thoughts running through your head.
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As of April 13th, Xprize and the Qualcomm Foundation have announced the winner of the Qualcomm Tricorder Xprize.In 2012, 312 teams registered to compete in this challenge.Nearly five years of experimentation, iterations, and testing resulted in an extraordinary outcome.Only two teams, Final Frontier Medical Devices, and Dynamical Biomarkers Group made it to the final round.In the end, the $2.6 million first prize went to the Final Frontier Medical Devices team lead by Dr.The Dynamical Biomarkers Group was awarded a $1 million second place prize.
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We’ve seen leaks and heard rumors that suggest Apple could put the Touch ID sensor on the back of the iPhone 8.Someone’s now taken the time to render what that would look like, and somehow, it actually looks worse than I’d imagined.The casing render comes from Weibo, and seems to be based on the schematics that Sonny Dickson leaked earlier this week.We have the same cut-out for the Touch ID sensor on the back, the same dual camera module, and other details from the same set of leaked schematics like screw holes.Putting the fingerprint sensor on the back would be a logical engineering move for Apple.With nowhere to put a physical home button, Apple would either have to shift the Touch ID sensor to the back, or use some technology that lets the screen itself read a fingerprint.
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If you've ever watched an episode of period drama Versailles, you'll know that they're not adverse to showing a bit of nudity.Or even quite a lot of nudity.Versailles takes place in the 17th century, during the reign of France's Louis XIV.As you've probably guessed, there's quite a bit of sex in it.A quick glance at French Twitter is enough show just how damn raunchy the show is:Translation: "The sex scenes in Versailles are crazy."
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Uber has been granted the right to appeal against last year’s landmark ruling that its UK minicab drivers should be treated as employed workers with rights to the minimum wage and sick pay.The employment appeals tribunal in London has set a date for a two-day hearing starting on 27 September.The San Francisco-based company will argue its 40,000 currently self-employed drivers in Britain are free to work when and where they want and enjoy more flexibility than traditional private-hire drivers who are self-employed.It represents a rare piece of good news for the company, which has been valued at $70bn but has been hit by controversies including allegations of sexual discrimination at its head office; its founder, Travis Kalanick, shouting at a driver who was complaining to him about exploitation; and allegations that David Cameron tried to protect the taxi app company from tougher regulation proposed by the London mayor’s office.The case centres on two Uber drivers, James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam, who took Uber to court on behalf of a group 19 others who argued they were employed rather than working for themselves.Uber’s business model has been based on treating drivers who log on to its app as self-employed contractors and taking a cut of their fares, which the company dictates.
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To learn more and subscribe, please click here.The US Marine Corps is testing disposable drones as a means of delivering supplies, reports IEEE Spectrum.The engineless Tactical Air Delivery (TACAD) drones are primarily made of plywood held together with cheap metal fasteners, using consumer-grade GPS equipment and basic motors for guidance.Disposable aircraft challenge the traditional definition of drones and how they can be used; this flexibility, combined with reduced production costs, can lead to solutions for new problems.The TACAD drones will be able to carry cargo loads of up to 700 pounds, and boast operations ranges of up to 70 miles after launching out of a plane.The drone is designed to carry a payload to military units in the midst of field operations, where it can land, supplies can be retrieved, and then the drone broken down and left where it landed.This model offers an alternative to supplying troops by helicopter or using the Joint Precision Air Drop System (JPADS), which can carry a heavier cargo load, but isn’t as maneuverable as a TACAD drone, and which also forces units in the field to break down and bring the 30-pound unit with them.This is not the first example of the US Department of Defense looking at disposable drones.DARPA and Otherlab are developing drone templates that can use cardboard and an inexpensive motor in a similar glider format to perform smaller deliveries like carrying medical supplies.Disposable drones have a number of clear advantages in cost compared with reusable options — the reusable JPADS costs tens of thousands of dollars for each unit, while a TACAD drone would cost less than $3,000.Given the stress that reusable units delivering supplies to combat troops face, disposable technology may be a better option for defense uses.Disposable aircraft provide cost certainty as opposed to an uncertain operational lifespan where they may hope to spread a higher upfront cost over numerous operations.
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Nasuni, Panzura and Avere all set for accelerated growthHelping organisations send and access stored data in the public cloud is good business for gateway supplier Nasuni, which is expanding its corporate waistline.As are competitors Avere and Panzura.Having received additional funding late last year and record results in 2016, Nasuni has decided to go more strongly for growth.It's recruited Paul Flanagan as a President.He's a partner at Sigma Partners and Sigma Prime Ventures, through which he became a Nasuni investor and board member.
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Early Messenger bots were plagued with bugs, and most of them still don't have the ability to maintain a basic conversation. Facebook's head of Messenger, David Marcus, admitted at a tech conference last September that bots were "overhyped."Hoping to have learned from some of its early mistakes developing bots, Facebook is attempting to revive bots with a slew of updates to Messenger announced at its developer
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Needle exchange programs are generally considered a huge success.In New York state, the programs have been credited with virtually eradicating the transmission of AIDS through contaminated needles.Now, in an effort to further crack down on disease transmission via shared needles, Las Vegas has become the first city in the U.S. to install a clean needle vending machine.Traditional needle exchanges take resources—time, money and volunteers willing to hang out in neighborhoods with reputations for drug use, and dole out fresh needles in exchange for used ones.The syringe vending machine program, a collaborative effort between Las Vegas harm reduction center Trac-B Exchange and the state, seeks to make clean needles more accessible in order to stem the spread of diseases like HIV and hep C. Three machines will debut at outreach centers around the city next month.Each package will include alcohol wipes, a disposal container and condoms in addition to clean needles.
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The profession of a paid advertising specialist is one of circular efforts; any declaration of success is met with a request for greater efficiency, expanded reach or fine-tuned creative.Around and around we go.When tasked with the “expansion” objective, instincts and common practice most often lead to a keyword review.We sift through synonyms, misspellings, secondary definitions and search query reports in an effort of laborious discovery.Keywords are the foundation of our paid advertising, and keyword review is always healthy practice, but too many hours are exhausted hunting keywords with minimal yield at the expense of the lowest-hanging expansion fruit of them all: actual expansion.The global internet audience is almost 3.7 billion, less than 10 percent of which calls the US home.
Sweden
Logitechs färgglada knapp för det smarta hemmet är det senaste i raden av smarta hemmet-tillbehör att få stöd för Homekit.Fysiska knappar kan vara överlägset appar när det kommer till att kontrollera det smarta hemmet.Ibland vill vi bara ha en traditionell knapp att trycka på för att slå igång musik eller tända en lampa.Precis det gör Logitech Pop.Vi klämde och tryckte på knapparna på IFA-mässan i Berlin förra året, och idag nås vi av nyheten att knapparna från och med nu har stöd också för Apples ramverk för det smarta hemmet, Homekit.Det rapporterar bland annat The Verge.
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Early in 2016, General Motors purchased Cruise Automation to bolster its self-driving efforts.Now, it's tossing the subsidiary some extra cash, creating some new jobs in the process.General Motors will add more than 1,100 jobs at Cruise Automation over the next five years.Before that, it will need to expand, and it's doing so with a $14 million investment in a new R facility in San Francisco."We are excited to significantly expand our footprint in California and continue on our rapid growth trajectory," Kyle Vogt, CEO of Cruise Automation, said in a statement."As autonomous car technology matures, our company's talent needs will continue to increase.
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According to EU lawmakers, a deal is close to be struck that would allow WhatsApp to share user details with parent company Facebook.Facebook bought WhatsApp back in 2014 and originally stated it would not interfere with the messenger's privacy policy.Last year, however, the social giant announced plans to use WhatsApp's user data to help it better target users with suitable ads on Facebook.Although the announcement originally sparked anger with users, it now appears to be closer to getting the go ahead.Facebook has been working with European regulators to try reach a deal that would allow it to use data gleaned from WhatsApp users.Last year, users' consent to the move was called into question as the European Union's 28 data protection authorities requested WhatsApp and Facebook stop data sharing.
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Samsung says the pre-orders for its new flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone have exceeded figures set by its predecessor, the S7."It's still a bit early, but initial response to the pre-orders that have begun at various places across the world have been better than expected," Samsung's mobile business chief said at a media briefing.The S8 would be the safest Galaxy handset to date due to the safety measures put in place to avoid battery issues, he said.His company plans to use the S8 to recover in China, where Samsung is no longer in the list of top five smartphone vendors due to stiff competition from local rivals such as Huawei, Koh said.Samsung would try to regain its market share in China even if it takes time, he added.Some investors and analysts believe the S8 could set a first-year sales record for Samsung, Reuters reports.
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