Evelyn Fowler

Evelyn Fowler

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For nearly a decade, Chatterjee and other astrophysicists on the thread had been trying to understand the nature of short, superenergetic flashes of radio waves in space.These “fast radio bursts,” or FRBs, last just a few milliseconds, but they are the most luminous radio signals in the universe, powered by as much energy as 500 million suns.But more and more FRBs kept showing up—26 have been counted so far, including the Spitler burst, detected by the astronomer Laura Spitler in data from 2012—and scientists had to agree they were real.The question was, what causes them?The email alerting Chatterjee and colleagues to a “minor point of interest” changed all that.Still, many models remained, some pointing to sources within the galaxy, and others in galaxies far away.
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If a motorcycle with clean looks, low end grunt, and a factory custom classic with new technology ticks your boxes, don't miss this bike.If you want to build your own Bonneville Bobber, find a used 1970 Triumph Bonneville T120R, restore it to the best possible condition, remove everything that isn’t absolutely essential, switch to a single seat, and you’ll be close.Or you could do it the easier way.The 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber is a modern motorcycle designed to look, sound, and perform like a classic Bonnie.What you get on the 2017 Bobber that you wouldn’t find on an older bike makes quite a list.From a distance, and even up close if you don’t know what you’re looking at, the new Bobber looks like old custom work.
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Mills One minute, you're opening a harmless snack. a heap of what looks like sawdust and oats.This is what enjoying a Nature Valley granola barThey've been around for 42 years, but only in recent years have the memes and gifs and YouTube skits taken over — all to emphasize that, if you want to enjoy one, some tidying up will be
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Yesterday, we got the song list for the Awesome Mix Vol.Today, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 soundtrack has become available for purchase, but nothing you may have heard about it has prepared you for the original composition “Guardians Inferno,” which features David Hasselhoff.Listen to this and behold... weird perfection.Unsurprisingly, the lyrics come from writer/director James Gunn, who recruited Hasselhoff because he’s supposed to be one of Peter Quill’s childhood heroes.You kind of need to see the lyrics in black and white to fully appreciate them:
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UMIDIGI are currently attending the Global Source Mobile Electronics Fair which started today and will end on April 21st.In this first day, UMIDIGI have showed off their latest budget phone — UMIDIGI C Note — and to make everybody else part of the experience, they decided to share it live on Facebook.You can watch the video down below: The UMIDIGI C Note is a very interesting phone for those who can’t spend a lot but still something that looks and feels nice in the hands.Its hardware is mediocre (go here to learn more) but it still packs a big 3800mAh battery and runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.That said, the phone showed in the video is quite good looking, mostly the red version.UMIDIGI say the red color variant might not be ready for sale yet, but we sure hope so as it’s probably the most appealing of the bunch.Just a reminder, the budget-friendly UMIDIGI C Note, comes with the same premium body of the company’s UMi Z and Z Pro flagships, which they might release in red as well in the near future.Join GizChina on TelegramIf you weren’t aware, the UMIDIGI is already on presale for $129.99 and can be pre-ordered from UMIDIGI’s authorized resellers available here.It includes a screen protector and a phone case, the offer is valid until April 30th.Meanwhile UMIDIGI’s Helio X27 deca-core — UMIDIGI Z Pro— with 3780mAh battery and dual 13MP rear cameras is currently $50 off retail price over here.
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Guidade rundturer och upptäckande av slumpmässiga pärlor i världen tar Googles virtuella jordglob till helt nya nivåer.Googles virtuella jordglob Google Earth har fått sig en ordentlig uppfräschning.Under tisdagen drog företaget undan skynkena för den nya versionen, som bland annat inkluderar välgjorda guidade rundturer (Voyager), utökad 3d-funktionalitet och den välkända slumpknappen "Jag har tur".Med ett tryck på den sistnämnda knappen hamnar du på en helt slumpad plats i världen och förses med en läcker 3d-översikt och all information du kan tänkas behöva om platsen.Du får också tips på närliggande platser som kan vara värda ett besök.Med "Jag har tur" ska du kunna nå över 20 000 olika platser.
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Bad publicity is still publicity, as some would say.In that case, then HTC might very well be enjoying the spotlight, but not exactly in a good way.HTC Ocean, seems to be poised to address some of the complaints about the early 2017 smartphone.Unfortunately, based on this new leak, it won’t all be good.The HTC U is expected to finally use the Snapdragon 835, as it will be clear of Samsung’s exclusivity.In addition to the same 4 GB RAM/64 GB storage as the HTC U Ultra, it will supposedly get a 6 GB RAM/128 GB storage configuration.
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After 20 years, Intel is scrapping its marquee annual Intel Developer Forum event, where tech enthusiasts gathered to load up on the chipmaker's news and technologies.The show was later moved to San Francisco and vastly expanded during a boom in the PC market.But with the PC market slowing down, the attraction of IDF has also dwindled.Intel's future isn't tied to PCs but instead to areas like data centers, autonomous cars, modems, the internet of things, and manufacturing.Last year, IDF events were held in San Francisco and Beijing, and neither will happen this year.An event was scheduled this year from Aug. 15 to 17 in San Francisco, according to a calendar for Moscone Convention Center, but it has been canceled.
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WIRED was invited along to the firm’s recent Netflix Labs Day at its Los Gatos headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley for the global release of Marvel’s Iron Fist and to hear more about the innovations that brought it to the screen.The firm is renowned for its ever-expanding range of original series from political drama House of Cards and 80s sci-fi throwback Stranger Things to 13 Reasons Why - one its latest offerings telling the disturbing story of why a teenaged girl took her own life.Netflix has been pushing the use of HDR (High Dynamic Range) for a while now.This is then decoded by Dolby Vision-equipped TVs and translated onto the screen, just how the director intended.Just as the director intended“The goal here is to maintain the integrity of the original content,” said Tony D’Amore, senior colourist at Encore, the man responsible for tweaking the look of shows like Iron Fist.
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Reebok’s still running, but its pace has fallen off: The 59-year-old company that dazzled the world in the 90s with sneakers you could literally pump up didn’t land a single kick on 2016’s list of the ten highest-selling sneakers.Its Cotton Corn initiative uses corn products to make shoe soles instead of petroleum, and is designed off of the Reebok Classic model.Indeed, Reebok has been catching eyes as of late — not with sales, but with tech.Last year, Reebok Future unveiled a new way of manufacturing shoes with its “Liquid Factory.” In the factory, robots made the entire outsole of the Liquid Speed shoe using an advanced 3D-drawing technique that wove liquid material in a pre-programmed pattern, without a traditional mold.Digital Trends spoke with Bill McInnis, head of Reebok Future, to get a peek inside the mad lab and find out how Reebok is attempting to keep an innovative edge in the footwear industry during a time of self-lacing shoes.Bill McInnis: We’ve been working on the concept for about five years, and it’s been a series of stops and starts and a lot of research into finding the right material.
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Philosophy abounds with variations on the notion that pretty good is actually pretty great.One upscale automobile manufacturer staked its reputation on “a relentless pursuit of perfection.”I daresay many of us who are devoted to improving the customer experience (CX) of our products and services fall into that camp of perfectionists.Instead of resulting in great customer experiences, the quest for perfection usually leads to dithering, paralysis by analysis and defining conditions of success in a way that can only set ourselves up for failure.In the late 1800s, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto observed that about 20 percent of the pea pods in his garden yielded 80 percent of the peas.The notion that complete perfection isn’t worth the effort is especially apt when thinking about the customer experience, because it encourages focusing on incremental improvements that can have an outsized impact on the total experience.
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A life that brought both great experiences that, at times, hard up with money.the Situations she several times come around by changing their own knowledge within digital marketing to the shelter.As a time in Malaysia, where she came in contact with a local service providers.In exchange I got a diving certificate.It was, of course, how cruel”, says Yasmine Åkermark, who calls himself the “digital nomad”.Through the app Tibba she wants to get more people to see the advantages of switching services with each other – a project she runs from startupklustret Silicon roundabout in London.
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Four years ago, Instagram introduced Direct, for private messaging, and today the Facebook-owned company announced that 375 million people are using the feature.In addition, Direct is getting an update that merges the sections containing normal messages and ephemeral ones, with the goal of making it easier for you to communicate with friends and keep track of all your conversations.Ephemeral messaging within Direct became available in November, at which time Instagram said 300 million people were already using the permanent messaging tool.Since then, Instagram Direct has offered two distinct areas, one dedicated to just ephemeral messages in a Stories-like row and a list of permanent conversations that don’t expire after 24 hours.The company declined to share the breakdown between permanent and ephemeral messages over the past five months.Instagram claims it “wants to make Direct the best place to have fun, visual conversations with your friends,” and blending the two areas together could help ingrain Stories-like messaging in people’s minds.Instagram may also have been watching to see whether people would adopt the feature before merging the conversation tools.The 375 million people using Direct account for nearly 63 percent of the photo-sharing app’s 600 million monthly active users.Within the new Instagram Direct, users can tap on the blue camera icon located at the bottom of the screen or in an existing thread to take an ephemeral photo or video.When you’re done, tap the arrow to select the individual or group of friends it should be sent to, and that’s it.
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Jay Z has pulled the back nine of his twelve albums from Spotify, writes The Guardian.Spotify confirms in a comment that the removal occurred at the artist's request.Jay Z stands by itself behind Spotify-challenger Tidal, which he bought by the Swedish Aspiro 2014.In the present situation, is Tidal a long way behind the Swedish streamingtjänsten in terms of number of paying users.according to the site The Verge had hip-hop icon platform 1.1 million paying users in October last year.Spotify has recently themselves have come out with that you reached the 50 million paying users.
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Collective legal action rears its head in Horizon IT scandalOver 1,000 subpostmasters whom the Post Office accused of dipping into the tills — wrongly, many complained, citing problems affecting the Post Office's Horizon IT system — could be set to join a group litigation order to clear their names.According to the legal firm Freeths, which is leading the action, hundreds of affected subpostmasters have come forward since a group litigation order was granted in January regarding the Post Office's treatment of contractors, and many more may do so before the deadline for joining the collective action on the 26 July, according to The Observer, which reported that there would potentially be a "payout of tens of millions to the subpostmasters, who say that a faulty IT system led to accounting shortfalls."“Our claim goes back to 1999, the year when the Horizon IT system was installed,” James Hartley, a partner with Freeths, told The Observer, adding that “there are thousands and thousands of subpostmasters out there who may be entitled to join the group claim … the potential pool of claimants is very significant, but we just don’t know how many people will come forward over the next few months.”These IT issues have been stressed by those affected for a long time.Back in 2013, the Post Office admitted that it may have wrongly prosecuted subpostmasters due to issues affecting the Horizon IT system, which continues to handle all payment processing for the Post Office's 11,500 contractors who run sub–post offices throughout the country.
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Google Home has been on the market for several months now, but it still feels like an unfinished "beta" product.It's supposed to be the Google Assistant in a box, but it's still missing a ton of functionality compared to Google Assistant on a smartphone.It looks like Google is finally gearing up to fix this situation, with the company recently declaring that "multiple users now supported."Multiple users aren't actually supported yet—but given that the featured just popped up in the app, we'd guess it's coming soon.Multiple-user support might not sound like a big deal, but the feature should unlock a bunch of other features that Google Home users have been waiting for.Multiuser support also means that user authentication is coming, which will finally let Google Home access your personal Google data.
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Autonomous passenger drones might be coming to Dubai this summer, but in Russia I had the chance to check out this startup which literally wants to build a hoverbike.Emerging from the Skolkovo “startups and science park” just outside of Moscow, human-carrying drone maker Hoversurf has created a sing-seat hoverbike which looks awesome, but does rather make you fear for your legs, let alone the legs of other people you might encounter.The Scorpion-3 is the updated version of the prototype Scorpion-1 I saw being demonstrated on a tennis court, but is fundamentally the same thing.The pilot sits on it like a motorcycle, and flies around just like you might expect a hoverbike to do.However, as you can see from even the official videos, it’s still got some way to go before it matches the hoverbikes you might have seen in movies like Star Trek.Hoversurf is positioning the bike as an “extreme sports instrument” and to buy one might set you back at leat 6 figures, so I wouldn’t expect to see the bike on your local highway any time soon.
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Europe's aviation regulator voiced concern on Wednesday over the risk of battery fires in the cargo holds of passenger planes after US and British authorities banned certain electronics from passenger cabins despite US assurances that its agency had been thoroughly briefed on the proper handling of electronics.The European Aviation Safety Agency, which is responsible for safe flying in 32 countries, said personal electronic devices (PED) carried a fire risk due to their lithium batteries and should preferably be carried inside passenger cabins so that any problems could be identified and dealt with.In regard to the European agency's concerns, the US Transportation Safety Administration said it had "coordinated closely with the FAA" (Federal Aviation Administration) on the logistics of the ban and that the agency had provided information to airlines regarding appropriate handling of electronics and lithium batteries.The European agency, however, warned in a bulletin: "When the carriage of PEDs in the cabin is not allowed, it leads to a significant increase of the number of PEDs in the cargo compartment.Computers in checked baggage must be completely switched off and "well protected from accidental activation," it added.The Cologne, Germany-based agency issued its guidance two weeks after the United States and Britain banned gadgets larger than a smartphone from passenger cabins on flights from certain countries because of security concerns.
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Devices that rely on third-party cloud services to remain operational involve inherent risks, as this story shows.The maker of the Garadgetsmart garage door opener, Denis Grisak, responded to what Grisak described as an “abusive review” of the product by denying the reviewer access to cloud servers, effectively bricking the reviewer’s device.Grisak has since restored access after much public outcry, but the incident has raised concerns over the potential for abuse of Internet of Things products and their reliance on server uptime to remain functional.The Garadget is a smart, internet-connected garage door opener that was successfully funded on Kickstarter and IndieGogo in February 2016.Since then it’s gone on to see a general release and has had a few teething problems once in the hands of consumers — 20 percent of all its Amazon reviews give it a one-star rating and suggest that the device simply doesn’t work in many cases.Following a couple of complaints on support forums about a non-functioning Garadget, a customer posted a scathing Amazon review, calling the device “junk,” and suggested proper quality assurance had not been conducted.
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Det senaste året har Windows 7 legat i princip still, sedan i mars förra året har andelen bara sjunkit med 2,5 procentenheter.Fortfarande är Windows 7 de vanligaste operativsystemet när det gäller pc som har Windows med en andel på 54 procent.Om man räknar på alla pc – även de som kör annat än Windows ligger andelen på 49 procent, skriver vår amerikanska systersajt Computerworld.Under samma period har Windows 10 ökat sin andel med 10 procent och körs nu på en fjärdel av alla persondatorer – 28 procent av dem som har Windows.Mellanversionerna Windows 8 och Windows 8.1 har tillsammans nio procent av alla Windowsdatorer.Fram till mitten på januari 2020 har Microsoft kvar supporten för Windows 7.
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