Madeleine Vogel

Madeleine Vogel

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We’ve polluted this planet to the point that it might actually be on an irreversible path towards cataclysm.As if that wasn’t enough, scientists are now warning that humans continue to negatively impact the environment even after death thanks to our habit of piling corpses in specifically defined areas.Yes, even your body becomes just another piece of human litter after you push off from this coil.The new research, which was revealed during a meeting of the European Geosciences Union this week, suggests that civilization’s desire to place human remains primarily in cemeteries means the soil in those areas has huge concentrations of certain elements.The disproportionate distribution of decomposing bodies leaves long-lasting effects on the soil in those places, and when graveyards are repurposed many years later it can mean the ground itself is unusable for agriculture or even planting trees.On top of that, people with dental fillings containing mercury and permanent implants due to bone repairs and other medical needs add even more junk to the soil when they land six feet under.
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If all you want is skull-rattling bass, you’ll love them.However, if you want a fully featured headphone that excels in all genres, you should look elsewhere.The Sony MDR-XB950N1 fall in the latter category and on paper, the headphone seems like a winner: For $250 (£230, about AU$335) you get active noise cancellation, 22 hour battery life and a comfortable over-ear design.The Sony MDR-XB950N1 are large headphones with an over-ear design that helps isolate listeners from outside noise.The earcups and headband are padded in plush leather which make them extremely comfortable to wear for extended periods.On the left earcup you’ll find buttons for power, toggling the Bass Effect equalizer, a microUSB charging port, 3.5mm jack for wired use and a button to toggle active noise cancellation.
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In 2015, bought a woman in the Netherlands an Ipad with Apple Care.a Few months later it broke and Apple replaced it under warranty.the Problem for the woman was to ersättningspaddan was a refurbished product and not new.the Apple rules for Apple Care says clearly that a product can not be repaired but must be replaced can be replaced with a refurbished unit.But the woman took Apple to court and argued that it is illegal.Now the court has ruled in the woman's advantage, which means that Apple no longer allowed to provide refurbished units as the underwriting fee for products that were purchased new.
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appointed the new us administration, a pronounced opponent of net neutrality, Ajit Pai, the new director of the telekommunikationsmyndigheten the FCC.A clear indication of a total change of course.as late as last year, it was decided that broadband providers are not allowed to block or restrict the traffic, a line which is also supported by the then president Barack Obama.Ajit Pai has repeatedly called the decision a mistake, and that, according to the, they can be subject to change as early as this week.But even if the government sees it as a part of a avregelering and an issue that can be managed through voluntary agreements between internet service providers so do not see the big internetbolagen stand on, but the lobbying has already begun, reports the news agency AP.so long as it is smaller companies, which have raised their voices, but the giants of the Internet Association – Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, and Uber – urged earlier this month, Ajit Pai to maintain net neutrality.
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The last known northern white rhino on the planet has "joined" Tinder in a bid to save his species from extinction.The PR move is part of a joint project between the dating app and the Ol Pejeta Conservancy to raise $9million (£7million) for vital conservation efforts.From today, users will see Sudan profile appear among their normal stack of potential dates.Described by Tinder as "the most eligible bachelor in the world", the 42-year-old rhino lives surrounded by armed guards at the Kenyan conservancy alongside two female rhinos called Najin and Fatu.They've been unable to breed for a number of reasons including old age, but there are 17,000 other potential female white rhinos to choose from.The funds raised from Sudan's Tinder adventure will go towards ongoing research into Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART).
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It is no secret that Samsung still wants to salvage what little is left of the Galaxy Note 7’s reputation.Whether that’s a wise move or not is something we’ll leave to the Korean OEM to find out.Also not surprising is the fact that this refurbished model has reportedly been seen at the Wi-Fi Alliance for certification.That just means its arrival is coming soon.What is surprising, however, is to see the original Galaxy Note 7 making that same appearance and with the same certification as the refurbished model.The refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will have a model number of SM-N935, based on this Wi-Fi Alliance entry.
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There’s a memorable gag from the (unfortunately revived) Arrested Development that goes like this: A character sees a brown paper bag labeled “dead dove, do not eat,” opens the bag anyway, reacts in disgust, and then remarks, “I don’t know what I expected.” It’s a pretty good approximation of how the bone hurting juice anti-meme that exploded in popularity over the weekend functions.All you need to know is that this extremely fictional beverage tastes good, and it makes your bones hurt.What did you think “bone hurting juice” would do?According to the internet ephemera scholars at Know Your Meme, the first instance of “bone hurting juice” was an edit of the Sweet Jesus Pooh meme which was added to Facebook page Fun Silly Drawings for Fun Silly People Haha, one of the many “weird Facebook” pages that traffics in thickly layered irony and deep historical knowledge of internet humor.Though that post dates back to July, Tumblr latched onto the phrase this weekend for reasons unknowable.Given the site’s predilection for bone-related jokes (such as the fictional skeleton war or the not-entirely-fictional bone stealing witch), Tumblr provided an ideal environment for bone hurting juice to enter mass production.
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Apple has developed a testing procedure for drivers who would act as failsafe controls during autonomous vehicle testing, documents discovered by Business Insider via a public records request show.The documents detail the testing procedure that Apple has created in order to comply with the California Department of Motor Vehicle’s rules regarding autonomous testing on state roads.Business Insider’s report on the documents detail the development platform being used by Apple in its testing, which include sensor hardware and software for monitoring surroundings, and which are called the “Apple Automated System.” It can control steering, acceleration, deceleration and “portions of the dynamic driving task,” according to forms filled out by Apple officials.So basically, it’s like any other autonomous driving tech in development.The documents also reveal that cars used for testing include steering equipment culled from consumer gaming controller equipment (Logitech wheel and pedals, specifically) to provide them with the means to take over control of the vehicle.Driver proficiency with identifying the need to take over, as well as their actual ability to take action, are then tested using seven different tests, which is Apple’s way of fulfilling a requirement dictated by California law that safety drivers be tested prior to deploying test vehicles on the road.
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So she began to engage with the surrounding communities, making local villagers “partners in conservation.” The habitat was important for the chimps, whose populations had dwindled from millions to below 300,000 in Africa over the span of just a few decades.Goodall made a presentation at the tech company’s headquarters in 2006, describing the usefulness of tools such as Google Earth.It’s a charity program Google uses to donate and promote non-profit organizations.“I provide that information [with Google Earth], and he says ‘okay, this is useful; now what did you want to talk about chimpanzees?’ We provided that connection.”Goodall’s connection to Google evolved when JGI, in consultation with the local communities, began a program where local villagers acted as forest monitors in their areas.Who is going to look through them?”
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Apple has pledged to be a greener company over the past few years.It's using renewable sources of energy and has doubled down on recycling its products.The company also hired former US Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson in 2013 to head its environmental initiatives.These efforts have won the praise from the former US vice president and climate change activist Al Gore, who also sits on Apple's board of directors."Apple is one of the most successful and valuable companies in the history of the world," Gore said."And one of a handful of the most environmentally responsible and committed companies in the world."
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In the CMS and ATLAS detectors, new fundamental particles are continuously being searched for, although only the Higgs boson has come through.Particle physics is at a crossroads right now, because even though there are fundamentally unsolved questions, the energy scales that we can probe with experiments all give results that are perfectly in line with the Standard Model.The Higgs boson, discovered earlier this decade, was created over and over at the LHC, with its decays measured in excruciating detail.Although they showed up periodically, with some mild significance, they always went away entirely with more and better data.If you had a fair coin and tossed it 10 times, you might expect that you'd get 5 heads and 5 tails.The Standard Model makes predictions for lots of different quantities -- particle production rates, scattering amplitudes, decay probabilities, branching ratios, etc.
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Google är ett av världens absolut största bolag, med annonser som den stora kassakon.Under 2015 drog bolaget in uppskattningsvis över 4 miljarder kronor bara på sökannonser i Sverige.Under 2016 skapade annonsaffären intäkter på över 500 miljarder kronor globalt.Nu tycks det som att annonsjätten inte vill unna andra bolag att tjäna pengar på samma vis.Enligt källor till Wall Street Journal har bolaget börjat fila på en egen adblocker, en digital annonsblockerare, till sin webbläsare Chrome.Annonsblockerare har blivit omåttligt populärt bland internetanvändare och ett allt större problem för reklamfinansierade produkter.
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The fears of Brexit fail to keep investment in London down – especially in AI, machine learning and robotics.Emerging technologies are fuelling big venture capital investment in London, with AI, robotics and Big Data among the fastest growing areas for investment.According to research carried out by the founders of London Tech Week, AI and machine learning in the UK capital has been of particular interest to investors, drawing £85.75m in 2016 – a figure which is 20 times the amount raised just 5 years ago.An impressive £207 million has been brought in by London’s AI and machine learning companies in the past five years, boosted by deals for companies like Google’s DeepMind and Magic Pony.Among other emerging technologies, robotics and drones have also bolstered the London VC scene post-Brexit vote, with over £14 million invested in 2016.“Over the course of the last decade London has become a global hub for the technology sector.
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If you want a soundtrack to your workout both outside and in the gym, Conduit Sports' headphones could be for you.While listening to music on your headphones might be fine at the gym, they can pose risks when you’re outdoors for a run or bike ride, since you want to be able to hear what is happening around you.Conduit Sports has a unique solution to this problem with its headphones, now on Kickstarter.Bone-conduction headphones send vibrations through your bones, reaching your inner ear and letting you hear music without shutting off the outside world.This type of headphone is great for staying alert, but can suffer from less-than-stellar bass response, while also lacking the impact and immediacy of traditional in-ear headphones.Conduit Sports headphones combine the best of both worlds by combining bone-conduction headphones with a set of standard in-ear drivers, which tuck into the headset when not in use.
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An Illinois man has accused Bose, the audio equipment manufacturer, of illegally wiretapping him via his Bose headphones.According to a proposed class-action lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday, Kyle Zak bought a $350 pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless Bluetooth headphones in March 2017.Those headphones use an app, known as "Bose Connect," to skip, pause, and perform other controls on them.The civil complaint alleges that Bose collects "the names of any music and audio tracks" played througthe headphones, along with the customer's personally identifiable serial number.It also says the information gets sent to third parties, including "data miner Segment.io."Lawyers for Zak argue that constitutes wiretapping.
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In only four-and-a-half years, Tinder has become one of the most widely-used dating platforms in the world.But despite 1.6 billion swipes per day and over 20 billion total matches, the app has been unable to escape its reputation of being a sleazy platform for finding casual sex.This week, the matchmaking giant released the results of a recent survey it commissioned called "Modern Dating Myths."The survey compared the app's users to traditional, offline daters.According to a report by The New York Times, the survey was administered to 7,072 Tinder users between the ages of 18 and 36, while a second survey was was administered to 2,502 offline daters between the ages of 18 and 35 by Morar Consulting.Here's what we learned:  View As:
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Has Veeam's record-breaking growth halted?In its first 2017 quarter, the enterprise backup biz claims it added close to 12,000 total paid customers, taking the total to 242,000, in line with its historical average new-customer acquisition rate of approximately 4,000 per month.It reported, it says, another record quarter with gains in Enterprise and Cloud revenues.33 per cent year-on-year increase in total bookings revenue.22 per cent year-on-year increase in the new enterprise customer count.59 per cent year-on-year growth for Cloud revenue.
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SHANGHAI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 19, 2017– Today, NIO, a next-generation car company is showcasing 11 vehicles for their Chinese debut at the 2017 Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition.The ES8 features the “design identity” of every NIO vehicle: the X-bar and signature “Spark Beat” tail lights.The manufacturing and supply chain that will produce the ES8 is already in place.The vehicle has been tested in Yakeshi in Inner Mongolia, where temperatures can reach -22 degrees Fahrenheit as well as Melbourne and Mildura, Australia where temperatures can reach over 104 degrees Fahrenheit.The ES8’s official launch will take place at the end of this year, with deliveries expected to begin next year.It is a best-in-class product that showcases what is possible with electric vehicles.
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The traditional radio will soon be no longer.Modern radios have far greater choices, for example FM radio, internet radio, DAB and Bluetooth streaming.in other words all radio functions you need, in one and the same apparatus.And also you can use it as a wireless speaker to your phone.It differs from other Roberts Radio models in that it has a distinctly modern design.So that you can plug in one or several of the Roberts speakers in the R series to the same wireless network and play music in multiple rooms.
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When the infamous " the hacker group Shadow Brokers released its archive of weaknesses and cyber weapon freely to the public last week, there were certainly many who were sweaty.But if we are to believe Microsoft can their users relax, for all the weaknesses that revolve around their products should have been fixed.”most of The vulnerabilities that were revealed are weaknesses that have already been updated for our products, with support,” writes Phillip Misner, group manager in Microsoft's Security Response Center, in a blog post.In the blog post count Misner up the weaknesses related to Microsoft's products that were in the Shadow Brokers file and the updates that addressed the problems, the updates that have rolled out from October 2008 to march month in the year.However, there are three vulnerabilities that remain, according to Misner, but only for the Microsoft products that no longer receive support from the company.”It means that consumers running Windows 7 or newer versions of Windows, or Exchange 2010 and newer versions of Exchange, is not at risk,” writes Phillip Misner and continues:
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