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Netflxi’s Stranger Things new promo features Singapore’s Yishun MRT Station in an eerie light, cementing Yishun’s strangeness.The video clip has the caption, “is Yishun cursed, simply unlucky, or struck by something stranger?We’ll leave that to you to decide…”Yishun has developed a reputation for the strange, with cat killers, attempted murder and even an attack at a shopping centre.These events in Yishun stand as au contraire of Singapore’s status as a safe city.Stranger Things saw demand for its trailer spike during Superbowl and its second series is set for a return on Halloween this year.
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Hörlurs- och högtalartillverkaren Marshall har haft stora framgångar de senaste åren, inte minst med trådlösa högtalaren Stanmore.Nu har företaget ett par nya trådlösa hörlurar på gång, en variant av modellen Monitor.Säljstart för Monitor Bluetooth är 30 mars, och en lansering väntas inom de närmaste dagarna, men redan nu har vi bilder och specifikationer på hörlurarna.Det på grund av att Media Markt redan har lagt upp en produktsida som visar allt.Monitor Bluetooth är over-ear-lurar med 40 millimeter dynamiska element.Batteriet ska räcka till 30 timmars lyssnande, och de har inbygd mikrofon för att fungera som headset.
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Jo vuosia sitten liikkeelle lähtenyt kiista TVkaista-verkkopalvelusta on taas uudella kierroksella.Syksyllä 2015 saatiin käräjäoikeuden päätös, joka ei sellaisenaan kelvannut yhdellekään osapuolelle.Niinpä nyt ollaan hovioikeudessa, kertoo Tivi.TVkaista oli verkkopalvelu, joka tarjosi maksaville asiakkailleen mahdollisuutta katsoa suomalaisten tv-kanavien ohjelmia jälkeenpäin haluamanaan ajankohtana.Palvelu oli omasta mielestään verkossa toimiva tallentava digiboksi.Syyttäjän, tv-yhtiöiden ja muiden kantajien mielestä kyse oli luvattomasta ohjelmien lähettämisestä.
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Nu är det en modern konferens- och hotellanläggning i fantastisk natur, med värderingar som kommer med svensk, närproducerad mat och ett stort miljöarbete.Här kommer sju viktiga tips från Sånga-Säbys miljö- och hotellchef Agneta Hollsten.Är det för att lära känna varandra, fira eller sätta mål för året?Se till att ha en tydlig målbild.Kommunicera den också till ditt konferensställe – de kan hjälpa dig att planera in aktiviteter som stöttar syftet.Många överskattar hur mycket tid de faktiskt har – eller så kan vissa saker gå fortare än de tror.
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For new online retailers selling tangible products, the act of managing shipping — both in terms of actually packing orders and in terms of monitoring expenses — can make the difference between success and failure.In the online retail context, shipping and order fulfillment is one of the most important operations new business owners must monitor and manage.Your products are very light, less than a pound, but they are relatively bulky.Use Flat Rate, Regional ShippingFlat rate and regional rate shipping services are often the best choice for new ecommerce businesses.While flat rate and regional rate services are not always the least expensive way to ship, they are often very competitively priced and they are almost certainly among the easiest-to-understand shipping methods available.
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For example, if you could use bacteria to print a substance resembling graphene – the 2D material made of single-atom layers of carbon – the end product might have similar desirable properties.Reduced graphene oxide is normally made with the help of powerful chemicals or extreme heat, but the microbe-produced version is much cheaper and more environmentally friendly, says Anne Meyer at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.“It’s very easy – it takes place at room temperature in some sugar water.”The chemical process still seems to produce the best-quality graphene oxide, says Meyer, but bacteria could be very useful when it comes to fabricating precise small-scale structures.By modifying a normal 3D printer, Meyer and her colleagues showed that it is possible to print bacteria onto a surface in precise lines just 1 millimetre wide.In a recent experiment to prove the principle.
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Imagine a future in which humans can produce a vast variety of foods with all sorts of textures and shapes at the flick of a switch.That future is not quiiiite here yet.Scientists at the University College, Cork in Ireland wondered how the 3D printing process might change the properties of an American classic, processed cheese.“To the authors’ knowledge, no studies have focused upon the impact of additive manufacturing methodologies on the structural properties of dairy products,” the authors write in the study published last month in the Journal of Food Engineering.There are several ways 3D printers print things, including mixing some fine powder and a binding agent, or by squirting a melted raw product like Easy Cheese out of a nozzle to build up the structure.The researchers started with a RepRap Pro Ormerod 1 printer, retrofitting it with a custom syringe to handle cheese instead of plastic.
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Sony isn’t exactly the coolest name in technology, which is why we were surprised to see the company set up shop directly across the street from the Austin Convention Center at South by Southwest.Stepping inside Sony’s makeshift Wow Factory was like seeing into a future where virtual and augmented reality are full-body experiences not necessarily tied to a clunky headset or a phone.And while none of these technologies are ready to buy, Sony’s ambitious set-up was seriously impressive.The suit has 26 actuators that vibrate all over your body once you’re buckled in—which takes some time—and slip on a PlayStation VR headset.Instead of simply hearing the music’s bass through the TV or a pair of headphones, the suit radiates sensation throughout your body, from your arms to your ankles and down your torso.It brought the game to life in a totally unique way.
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It’s hard to think of anything more American than giant weapons and fast food.So Steve Calvert, from YouTube’s Green Beetle channel, combined the two, using beer, bacon, and chips to forge a “‘Murica!” knife that promises to at least make the country’s kitchens great again.The bacon and chips were simply entombed in plastic resin to make the knife’s handle, but the knife’s blade was created by carburising iron using ground up Tums.To temper the resultant steel (the process that gives a knife its strength), the blade was then repeatedly heated and cooled using a pitcher of beer and chip oil.Making one for yourself doesn’t look like a project for beginners, but it's still fun to look at.
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A flock of sex-crazed Canadian iPhone owners were disappointed to discover that Apple’s voice-enabled virtual assistant Siri might not be the best travel companion when it comes to locating escorts.Canadian outlet The Toronto Star reports the virtual assistant has curiously been directing users seeking paid sexual pleasures to a certain bar in Toronto, which definitely appears to be the wrong place to find them.Not too long ago, Meltdown eSports Bar co-founder Alvin Acyapan began receiving cryptic late night calls asking whether the establishment happens to also offer sexual services.“I thought people were getting the wrong number or maybe it was a prank by someone listing our phone number on some unscrupulous website,” the owner told The Star.However, the peculiar occurrence kept repeating for months until last Sunday an anonymous caller revealed it was Siri that tipped him off to look for prostitutes in Meltdown.As the Canadian outlet has confirmed, it turns out that all local searches for ‘prostitutes’, ‘hookers’ and ‘escorts’ on Apple’s voice-enabled assistant seem to lead to the video game bar.
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Apple has a dedicated development department that shall ensure that the IOS, Mac OS and other systems are secure.Security Engineering and Architecture, which the department is called, has just received supplements in the form of Jonathan Zdziarski.Secure your seat now "Zdziarski has long been active on the IOS utvecklarscenen and has over the years made several discoveries of security flaws in IOS.back in 2008, we reported on his discovery that refurbished Iphones was not properly set to zero, and was among other things a frequent commentator during the tours around the Apple and the FBI last year.Exactly what Zdziarski will work with of Apple reveals he is not when he writes about his new job on his blog, but this is about securing the privacy of the user.
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Åklagaren yrkar på fängelse för flera åtalade i rättegången om ekonomiska brott i Saab Automobile före konkursen 2011 – bland dem företagets vd Victor Muller och hans företrädare Jan Åke Jonsson.(Artikeln har uppdaterats vid två tillfällen)Ekobrottsmyndigheten anser att en rad brott begicks inom Saab under företagets sista år.Bland annat anklagas Saab-ledningen för att via massmedier ha gett en osann, förskönad bild av bolagets ekonomi, så att ingen obetald underleverantör skulle sluta skicka delar eller begära Saab i konkurs.Åklagarna kallar agerandet för grovt svindleri – ett brott som ger minst sex månaders fängelse.Chefsåklagare Olof Sahlgren yrkar på att det konkursade Saab Automobiles vd och styrelseordförande Victor Muller döms till 2 till 2,5 års fängelse för bland annat grovt svindleri och grovt försvårande av skattekontroll.
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Study suggests that Twitter is delivering misleading analyticsData has never been more important to marketers, which is why it is always all the more alarming when it's suggested that a platform is delivering false analytics.Approximately 15% of Twitter accounts — some 48 million — are bots rather than people, according to new research from the University of Southern California and Indiana UniversityWhile the research is troubling news for Twitter, which has struggled to elevate its user base in the face of growing competition; it is perhaps more frustrating for marketers who trusted the engagement data.The report elaborates on the percentage of bots, by stating that complex bots could have shown up as humans in their model, "making even the 15% figure a conservative estimate."There are benefits to social media bots, such as automatic alerts of natural disasters or customer service responses; yet the report points out downsides as well.
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Why is the speed of light considered the ultimate speed?originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.One of the foundational axioms of the theory of relativity is the existence of an invariant speed: a speed that is the same for all observers.As it turns out, particles with no rest mass, such as the photons of light, travel at this invariant speed in a vacuum.This was, actually, the motivation behind the theory: Maxwell’s theory of electromagnetism, established in the 1860s, predicted an invariant speed for electromagnetic radiation, and this clashed with pre-relativity intuition that a ray of light may appear faster or slower depending on whether you are running toward or away from it.
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One of the byproducts of making your own kombucha is a forever growing amount of SCOBY, the symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast that ferments the tasty tea.Rather than throw it away, which would be sad, Bon Appetit recommends chopping it up and transforming it into a tangy, fruity treat.Watch the video above for the full process, but all you really need to do is chop up some SCOBY, mix it with some cooked-down fruit and kombucha, and spread the puree out to dry in a deydrator or extremely low-temperature oven.Cut it into strips or shapes, and enjoy a slightly sour, slightly more bohemian version of the childhood treat.This SCOBY “Fruit” Leather Might Be the Weirdest Thing We’ve Ever Made Bon Appetit
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One, a precise, team-based tactical shooter honoring the spirit of the Ghost Recon franchise, is interesting but malformed.The trouble is that Ghost Recon isn’t good at being both things at once.The concept of careful, open-world teamwork endears itself to one breed of player, the insane, open-world nonsense that endear this class of games to another.Ghost Recon: Wildlands is about four such soldiers running covert missions in Bolivia, the goal of which is to destabilize and ultimately destroy a massive, country spanning drug cartel.Kill enough local bosses, and an “underboss” — someone higher up on the food chain — comes out of hiding, so you can do the same thing to them.Coincidentally, the game’s stealth mechanics are among the major issues dragging Wildlands down.
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Facebook-owned chat service WhatsApp could be preparing its grand plan to finally make some money, but the app's 1 billion users are unlikely to be too pleased.According to internal communications spied by Reuters, the company wants to charge businesses for direct access to WhatsApp users.The alleged documents claim the wildly popular service is attempting to find ways to implicate such a program without exposing to heavy spam.As such, it is currently surveying users about whether they’ve ever received spam, the report says.Related: WhatsApp tips and tricksThe communications spied by Reuters would allow users to chat with customer service agents from banks and airlines.
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Nederländska företaget ska bygga en ö i Nordsjön för att driva havsbaserad vindkraft.En konstgjord ö, 15 gånger så stor som Gamla stan i Stockholm, som förser 80 miljoner människor med el.Det projektet har nederländska Tennet och danska Energinet nu enats om att driva.Den statliga nederländska elnätsoperatören Tennet meddelar att ett avtal ska skrivas under i Bryssel om två veckor.Även tyska intressen är inblandade.Fler samarbetspartner sökes, så även aktörer i Storbritannien, Sverige och Norge är tänkbara.
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If you're a Chrome devotee running a Google-branded device, Samsung's browser may be worth a look, as it could save you some time and data in tandem with an ad blocker.Samsung has made a surprising move with the latest beta of its browser, appropriately called Internet.The application has just been made available to download for Pixel and Nexus devices, according to the Google Play listing.While at first glance this may seem counter-intuitive for owners of Google-branded devices, many of whom chose their Android phone out of a desire to avoid manufacturer-fronted duplicate apps and bloatware, Samsung’s browser is actually a full-featured replacement to Chrome with one significant advantage — support for ad blockers.Run Samsung Internet with a third-party plugin like AdBlock Fast or Crystal, and in addition to avoiding intrusive banner and pop-up ads, web pages should also load more quickly, and you may even consume less data.Samsung introduced the functionality early last year, several months after Apple rolled out ad blocking for its Safari browser with iOS 9.
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I was thinking about the future and realized that my soft science major will not give me the job opportunities I want after college.I did some research on the more conventional, valued majors that pay well and somewhat fit my interest and have narrowed it down to civil engineering and business.The aspect of marketing I liked most is being able to use to strong communication skills to market a product/service and having to understand consumer behavior and habits to do so.Although this may sound dumb, the biggest thing that has prevented me from pursuing a business major is this idea I have of it being unethical (trying to sell something that I don't believe in) or having to maintain a business/professional persona.I want to learn more about what marketing entails to understand it better so I can make a choice that I believe is in line with who I am and my values.
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