Jeanette Perea

Jeanette Perea

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Modern shoes are made up of foam and other synthetic materials.These 3D-printed shoes are biodegradable to cut down on waste.And two design students have already designed a prototype, 3D-printed shoe made of eco-friendly materials.Zuzanna Gronowicz and Barbara Motylinska developed the unique shoe as part of their graduation project at the Acadamy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland.The duo plan to use this design, nicknamed Shoetopia, to start their own business.A single shoe can use up to 30 different materials in its design, many of which are nearly impossible to recycle.
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Back in 2015 Google partnered with action camera pioneer GoPro on a new virtual reality platform called Jump, consisting of a custom hardware rig that uses an array of GoPro cameras to capture footage that’s then turned into 360-degree video.Today the company is announcing its second-generation VR camera, this time around however they’re partnering with Yi Technology, a Xiaomi-backed GoPro competitor.The device is called the Yi Halo and comprises of 17 different Yi 4K — 16 along the circumference and one placed in the middle facing up.On the software side the Jump Assembler takes the video from all of the cameras and seamlessly stitches them together in a few hours.The camera can generate 8K x 8k stereoscopic VR content at 30fps, as well as 6K x 6K content at 60fps.Despite all the cameras involved and a removable battery good for 100 minutes of continuous recording, the whole thing weighs in at only 7.5 pounds (3.4 kg).
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When Nancy Lublin and Caterina Fake, both CEOs of tech startups, agreed to speak at Vanity Fair's Founders Fair, they made a deal."I hate women's conferences," Lublin, CEO and founder of Crisis Text Line, said a few days before the one-day conference aimed at women entrepreneurs.Founders Fair, which took place Thursday in Brooklyn, New York, is the latest event geared toward women in tech.There's debate about the effectiveness of women's conferences, though.Regardless, women's conferences might just be a stopgap until other conferences include a broader range of attendees and speakers.The speakers included actress Reese Witherspoon, fashion designer Tory Burch, the co-chairs of the Women's March on Washington, and Sasheer Zamata of "Saturday Night Live."
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As far as I know, FitBit is both a unique wearable tech and also a genericized trademark for this sort of thing (fit bit).As far as I’m concerned, when I am wearing the Lumo Lift, I am wearing a fit bit.This particular fit bit is attached via a magnet to the front of my shirt, in the area of my collarbone, and once activated and properly calibrated, will track my daily activity in very basic terms and will vibrate whenever my upper body posture deviates from a predetermined “correct” state for more than a few seconds.I am somewhat flattered by this prognostication: Probably I am going to be long dead from a heart attack or stroke before I am old enough for my back to be very bent, but it’s nice to think an attractive woman who has seen me naked thinks I am healthy enough to live to a ripe old age.The first day or so was pretty jarring.I would be sitting or standing or driving and suddenly my collar would be vibrating and I would snap to attention and have the posture of a drill sergeant, while my car veered terrifyingly into oncoming traffic.
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Plastc in 2014 dazzled technologists with the promise of a versatile piece of plastic to handle all of your payment card duties.The company, which managed to raise at least $9 million in revenue from around 80,000 pre-orders, is unfortunately no more.Plastc revealed on Thursday that it has exhausted all options to raise the money it needs to continue.As such, it is ceasing all operations effective immediately and is exploring options to file chapter 7 bankruptcy.All employees have been let go including customer care and social media specialists.The startup explains that it was expecting to close on a $3.5 million Series A round of funding on February 28 of this year that would have been used to mass produce Plastc cards for pre-order customers.
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Atrial fibrillation is a heart disorder that causes the upper chambers of the heart to spasm instead of beating regularly.While that sounds dangerous, the lack of a regular heartbeat itself isn't dangerous.And it should be especially exciting to me, since I could have easily contributed to that study—as one of its subjects.Feel the fib (or not)Your heart has four chambers, two smaller ones on top called atria, and two much larger ones called ventricles.In addition to contracting, this jolt causes these cells to release ions from storage areas, creating a small electrical jolt that they forward to their neighbors.
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If you've got a Spotify Premium For Students subscription, you now get a freebie: a subscription to meditation, mindfulness and happiness app Headspace.Although it's not particularly well publicised, the Spotify student subscription launched back in 2012 and gives half-price access to the ad-free Premium tier.It's also launching in 33 new countries today, in addition to the UK, US and Germany where it's already available.Helping students with their mental health is a great idea – we all remember how stressful it can be living on noodles at dissertation time – and Headspace is a well-respected way to do that.It didn't exist back when us oldsters were at uni but it's still pretty handy for calming the F down when there are general elections flying around.Spotify also took a look at students' listening habits as part of the launch, and the results made us feel even older.
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Owning an ecommerce store has a lot of perks: It's a self-run business available to anyone, it helps leverage an already existing online presence, it requires minimal overhead compared to traditional retail shops, and a good store has limitless revenue potential.If you are looking for ways to drive more users to your web and product pages, these are tried and tested strategies that will make an impact on your traffic and bottom line.
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Phishing attacks can make even crusading technovangelists paranoid.Case in point: A cunning new exploit makes malicious phishing websites appear to have the same URL as known and trusted destinations.This particular vulnerability takes advantage of the fact that many domain names don’t use the Latin alphabet (think Chinese characters or Cyrillic).When English-based browsers run into those URLs, they use an encoder called Punycode to render each character from a standardized library of character codes maintained by Unicode, the standards body for text online.Attackers who trick people into loading the fake page could more easily convince them to answer questions or provide personal information because the site seems trustworthy.These kinds of URL character manipulations, called homograph attacks, started years ago, and groups like the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority work with browser developers to create defenses, including Punycode itself, that make URL spoofing more difficult.
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Apple today released the third beta version of iOS 10.3.2, an update to iOS 10.3, which itself is an updated version of Apple’s current mobile operating system, iOS 10.Earlier today the beta update became available to developers, and now Apple has also released it for public beta testers.Unlike developers, public beta testers can try out the latest Apple code free of charge, through the company’s Beta Software Program.If you don’t want to wait until iOS 10.3.2 becomes available to everyone as a regular update and you’d like to try iOS 10.3.2 public beta 3 but you’re not a part of the Beta Software Program, you can sign up here.Today’s update comes out to around 195MB, making it a bit larger than the unusually small second beta of iOS 10.3.2, which came out last week.It doesn’t appear that very much has changed in this build, though.Apple’s own release notes don’t point to anything major, even if there are bug fixes.That said, one person’s test indicates that this build delivers very slight performance increases.Last year Apple didn’t go past iOS 9.3.2 before introducing iOS 10.With WWDC scheduled for June 5-9, iOS 11 — or whatever it ends up being called — is right around the corner.
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Netflix now has 98.75 million subscribers, and the company anticipates it will pass 100 million subscribers this weekend.The streaming service announced the upcoming milestone in its Q1 2017 earnings report today, but Q1 was not a big growth quarter for Netflix.The company missed its own growth estimates by about 250,000 subscribers as it lost some momentum abroad.Netflix reported $2.64 billion in revenue and $0.41 earnings per share for the fourth 2016 quarter.Analysts expected about the same — about $2.64 billion in revenue and $0.37 earnings per share.
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You can stop worrying about how your PC and web browser performs on Google's Octane benchmark, because it hasn't been giving realistic results.Web browsing has become an increasingly intensive computing process over the years, moving from the simple display of static graphics and text to the running of sophisticated client-side applications using languages like JavaScript.Knowing how well a web browser can run today’s dynamic web experience on a given device is an important consideration for many people, and to that end, various benchmarks have been created to help test performance.However, benchmarks have distinct life cycles, as technology advances and browser developers work around the benchmarks’ limitations.SunSpider was one of the first JavaScript benchmarks, and as its usefulness waned, Google’s Octane was introduced to take its place in 2012.Now Octane, as well, has reached the end of its usefulness and it, too, is being retired.
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Last week, Samsung released the first TV commercial for the Galaxy S8, focusing on the phone’s most important new feature, the all-screen design.With just over a week to go until the Galaxy S8 phones are available in stores, Samsung released a second one-minute TV ad that tells us the Galaxy S8 is “infinitely amazing,” highlighting some of the major new features of the phone.The ad’s main focus is the gorgeous Infinity display, but the screen is only used as a prop to enumerate some of the notable features of the phone, including iris recognition, camera performance, the Bixby assistant, smart home integration, and virtual reality.We’re basically looking at a movie trailer-like commercial for Samsung’s best phone to date, one that’s not enough to do it justice.Then again, there’s only so much you can say in one minute:What’s great about Samsung’s Galaxy S8 commercials is that they aren’t
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Stockholmstartupen Planacy har utvecklat en plattform som ska hjälpa företag att planera, budgetera och göra finansiella prognoser.”Med Planacy slipper våra kunder sitta med olidliga Excel-mallar som ändå aldrig blir bra.Vi hjälper våra kunder att öka kvalitén på arbetet med planering samtidigt som den improduktiva tiden minimeras.Istället kan våra användare lägga mer tid på värdehöjande aktiviteter och stödja företaget i sitt tillväxtarbete”, säger Jimmy Stenqvist, operativ chef på Planacy.Planacy grundades 2015 och har hittills gått under radarn på den svenska techscenen.Nu berättar bolaget att man stängt en såddinvesteringsrunda på 2,5 miljoner kronor.
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Two years ago, Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek pulled off a demonstration that shook the auto industry, remotely hacking a Jeep Cherokee via its internet connection to paralyze it on a highway.Last month, Miller left Uber for a position at Chinese competitor Didi, a startup that’s just now beginning its own autonomous ridesharing project.But he warns that before self-driving taxis can become a reality, the vehicles’ architects will need to consider everything from the vast array of automation in driverless cars that can be remotely hijacked, to the possibility that passengers themselves could use their physical access to sabotage an unmanned vehicle.“Cars are already insecure, and you’re adding a bunch of sensors and computers that are controlling them…If a bad guy gets control of that, it’s going to be even worse.”In a series of experiments starting in 2013, Miller and Valasek showed that a hacker with either wired or over-the-internet access to a vehicle—including a Toyota Prius, Ford Escape, and a Jeep Cherokee—could disable or slam on a victim’s brakes, turn the steering wheel, or in some cases cause unintended acceleration.But to trigger almost all those attacks, Miller and Valasek had to exploit vehicles’ existing automated features.
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The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) is now available at Sprint.The device is already listed on the carrier’s website but under a different name — Galaxy J7 Perx.Now don’t let the name fool you.This is the exact same device that Verizon started selling back in March under the Galaxy J7 V name.The mid-ranger sports a 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 chipset.You’ll also find 2 GB of RAM under the hood along with just 16 GB of storage.
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coeliac disease can be a nightmare, with the slew of gluten-triggered ails it brings.Those includes everything from gastrointestinal symptoms like bloating and diarrhoea, to psychological symptoms, anaemia, seizures... pretty much everything that can make the body feel bad, combined into one awful mess.Scientists thought its cause was genetic, something coded in the DNA that causes the immune system to attack the body in the presence of wheat gluten.Those researchers, who published their work today in the journal Science, suspected coeliac disease had some environmental component based on lots of evidence.For instance, two percent of people living in Finnish Karelia suffer from coeliac disease, but only .2 percent of folks residing in its neighbour, the Russian republic of Karelia, do.Around 30 to 40 per cent of Americans have at least one of the two genetic features associated with coeliac disease, according to Science News, but only 1 per cent actually suffer from it.
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Enkortsdatorn Raspberry Pi är en finurlig liten enhet som kan användas till mycket mer än bara som vanlig dator.Ett populärt användningsområde är att koppla den till tv:n och använda som mediaspelare.Det är en mediaspelare som bygger på öppen källkod, klarar av många olika filformat samt stödjer uppspelningar i 1080p-upplösning.Därtill har Kodi ett stort utbud av (inofficiella) tredjepartstillägg som Youtube och SVT Play.Antingen lägger du in det ovanpå ett redan existerande operativsystem, eller så installerar du ett Kodi-baserat operativsystem på ett formaterat microsd-kort.Sistnämnda är det smidigaste alternativet för dig som tänker använda Raspberry Pi primärt som mediaspelare, men vi kommer att beskriva båda tillvägagångssätten.
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Xiaomi continues to expand its portfolio of gadgets for any type of occasion and today launched it new Mi Panoramic camera which is capable of taking 360 panoramic photos (as its name implies).The impressive tiny camera is equipped with a 23.88MP sensor, it’s capable of recording 3.5K videos and was unveiled during the Mi Pad 3 launch event, as a… bonus.It comes with an impressive square design and packs a fisheye lens at the front and back which guarantees a 360-degree view.Obviously, it can also be used as a normal camera that has support for 4 different operation modes, to suit any occasion.Join GizChina on TelegramThe Mi 360 Panoramic Camera is ideal for those of you out there who like extreme sports or similar out-door events, it’s IP67 certified for water/dust resistance and features a 6-axis electronic anti-shake function.It comes with its own dedicated app for your smartphone, where you can edit your wide-angle photos/videos and it’s priced currently at 1699 Yuan ( $246).It is planned to go on sale from April 6 on Xiaomi Mall, Xiaomi’s official flagship store on Lynx, Mi Mall, Jingdong etc.all at the same time.Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint
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Coca-Cola introduced its Cherry flavor to the Chinese market on March 10, but get this: its cans are adorned with billionaire Warren Buffett’s face.From aspiring investors to everyday people, Buffett’s popularity in China is widespread and Coke is using it to its advantage.Not only is China full of Buffett fans but his company, Berkshire-Hathaway Inc., is Coca-Cola’s largest investor, with a 9.3 percent stake worth $17 billion.Not only that, but Buffett’s universally known love of the sugary drink already makes him the poster child of Coca-Cola.The shareholder shamelessly admits to drinking approximately five cans of Coke a day.“I’m one quarter Coca-Cola,” he once said during an interview with Fortune.
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