Tracy Rinehart

Tracy Rinehart

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Apple's first original video series has hit a road bump.Reuters is reporting that the launch of "Carpool Karaoke" — a video series that features high-profile celebrities doing karaoke in a car — has been delayed.The Californian tech giant acquired the rights to the segment from CBS, where it previously aired on "The Late Show with James Corden," in July 2016.
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Love the curved display on the Galaxy S8?Samsung is reportedly working on curving its now-signature display on all four sides of its phones, according to Android Authority, citing Korean publication ETNews (Korean) -- not just the left and right sides, but also the bottom and top.Phones with large screen-to-body ratios and slim bezels seems to be the mantra for 2017.The Xiaomi Mi Mix, LG G6, and Galaxy S8 all represent an ongoing trend that fits a larger screen in a smaller body.That can help keep phone size in check as display size grows.Due to Samsung Display's current lamination process, wrapping the screen around all four sides of the phone would create a blind spot on each corner, ETNews wrote.
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Take your entertainment room to a whole new level with this Vizio 65-inch 4K Ultra HD TV deal.The smart TV, with Google Cast built in, is currently discounted to only $900 on Dell, which is a pretty impressive price for a 4K smart TV.This Vizio model is a SmartCast E-Series Ultra HD Home Theater Display that’s easy to set up and even easier to use.You can download the Vizio SmartCast app to turn your smartphone or tablet into a powerful touchscreen remote that allows you to browse your favorite entertainment across multiple apps at once.No more opening multiple apps trying to find something to watch, or comparing prices of rentals.Smartcast intuitively puts everything the TV has to offer at your fingertips, letting you go from browsing to watching quicker than ever before.
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On January 28, 1969, a drilling-induced crack in the Santa Barbara Channel released more than 3 million tonnes of crude oil into the water.It formed black waves that struck the Southern California coastline and washed upon beaches in an eerie silence, carrying with them seabirds and animals drowning in oil.Across America, an outpouring of frustration seemed to match that of the crack in the channel bed.The disaster would mark the beginnings of the environmental movement.A year later, on April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans gathered across the country to raise awareness for environmental issues - Earth Day was born.While it started as a form of grassroots activism, Earth Day transitioned in 1990 to a truly international organisation, comprised of over 141 nations in participation.
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NASA and its spectacular space hardware often spend so much time checking out our planetary neighbors that we forget Earth offers some pretty cool photo ops as well.A brand new photo released by NASA is a great reminder of that, and it was shot all the way from Saturn, courtesy of the always reliable Cassini spacecraft just before it’s scheduled to begin the most harrowing part of its entire years-long mission.The photo, which shows the Earth as a tiny bright dot in a black sea of space, was shot at a distance of 870 million miles.If you zoom in on the original photo you can even make out the Moon as a smaller dot to the left of our planet.The most spectacular part of the image is the fact that it was shot from between Saturn’s rings, with the bold A ring seen above the Earth and bright F ring creeping into the original photo at the bottom.It’s a great shot, but it’s also somewhat bittersweet when you consider Cassini’s immediate future.
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How often have you pulled a rarely needed book off your shelf and needed to blow a layer of dust off of it?Now imagine what libraries have to deal with, given the tens of thousands of tomes in their collections.But it turns out someone’s already invented a machine that cleans books like a tiny waterless carwash.The Boston Public Library tweeted this video yesterday of its Depulvera, a machine made by a company called Oracle (no, not that Oracle) that uses spinning brushes, a conveyor belt, and a built-in vacuum to suck all the dirt and debris off a book that’s been sitting on the shelf for ages.The librarian still needs to feed it books and catch them once cleaned and ejected, but otherwise the cleaning process is completely automated.The machine can handle books over 15 inches tall, and at top speed can clean up to 12 of them every minute.
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Researchers have built a primitive microprocessor out of a two-dimensional material similar to graphene, the flexible conductive wonder material that some believe will revolutionize the design and manufacture of batteries, sensors and chips.With only 115 transistors, their processor isn't going to top any benchmark rankings, but it's "a first step towards the development of microprocessors based on 2D semiconductors," the researchers at Vienna University of Technology said in a paper published in the journal Nature this month.Two-dimensional materials have the benefit of flexibility, meaning that they can be incorporated more easily into wearable devices or connected sensors, and potentially making them less breakable: Picture a smartphone that bends rather than breaks if you drop it.Today's semiconductors and screens are already pretty thin, but they still rely on the three-dimensional physical properties of the materials they're made from in order to function.Bend a silicon wafer and it will crack.TMDs are compounds composed of a transition metal such as molybdenum or tungsten and a chalcogen (typically sulfur, selenium or tellurium, although oxygen is also a chalcogen).
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satellite images of north korea's testing facility for nuclear weapons are carefully examined by experts, especially since the country threatened the US with ”merciless destruction”.on Sunday discovered the experts, the signs of new and unusual activity on the test area a volleyball match.– It indicates that the plant may be about to go into a hibernation mode, " says Nordkoreaexperten Joseph Bermudez, which is attached to the prestigious analyssajten 38 North, according to The New York Times.north Korea has already conducted five kärnvapenprovsprängningar at the test facility Punggye-ri and it has been speculated that a sixth is on the way.Volleybollspelandet stands in stark contrast to the failed robottest that north Korea carried out the same day, as were the tensions on the Korean peninsula to rise further.On Monday warned north Korea of ”a total war” if the united states decide to take military action.
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The long awaited and touted Xiaomi Mi6 is freshly out of the bag for the day or something and the first presales are just starting to emerge already.One of them is from the guys and girls at Geekbuying so we will take a look at what they are offering.Going through all the Xiaomi Mi6 specs would be probably bringing sand to the beach, because everybody and their grandmas surely know it by heart by now.Just in case you would live in the bubble the past few days you can check out our comprehensive post, where you can find all the pertinent info about new Xiaomi flagship model.Join GizChina on TelegramThe presale offer from Geekbuying is as expected not going with the announced chinese launch price, but that is the reality we just have to expect if we don’t live in China directly.The basic 6GB/64GB is priced at $489.99 available in black, blue and white, while the more powerful 6GB/128GB version in same colors sits at $565.99.Interestingly the Ceramic Black version got exactly the same price tag.
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the Government has decided to create a regulation on experimentation with self-driven vehicles.It is clear from a press release from the government.this Regulation shall enter into force on 1 July this year.the regulation establishes requirements for permits to carry out experiments of self-driven vehicles.the Swedish transport agency will consider matters relating to the authorization and mandate to reconcile a decision on a permit with conditions."the Government sees it as important that Sweden is a country where innovative new technologies for sustainable transport can be tested.
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GM owns Cruise Automation, but it operates as a startup, working sort of outside the larger GM bubble.Its latest self-driving foray took place at night, and cameras were rolling.The video above shows a nighttime cruise through San Francisco, behind the wheel of a vehicle driving autonomously, likely one of Cruise's Chevrolet Bolt EVs.According to Cruise's description, the 21-minute drive (a sped-up version is below) featured five scheduled stops and zero cases of human intervention, even when a raccoon makes its way into the picture.While this is just one video, and it's not indicative of every Cruise attempt at autonomous driving, it's good to see a self-driving car's trip conclude without an issue.And the system isn't pitch perfect, with some jerky stops and some wandering in the lane, but it's still a pretty solid drive overall.
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Square Enix has announced the first batch of downloadable content for NieR: Automata and it’s as crazy as you might expect.Announced over the easter weekend during a livestream featuring game director Yoko Taro, the content will add new bosses and costumes to the JRPG.Titled “3C3C1D119440927,” the DLC pack will launch in Japan for 1500 yen on May 2.While confirmed for North America and Europe, a date is yet to emerge.The highlight of the content pack appears to be boss battles with Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda and Platinum Games CEO Kenichi Sato.It’s utterly mental and we love it.
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After celebrating more than a year in operation, UberEats is fine-tuning to help improve its food delivery service.The company now has more than 40,000 restaurants signed on across 71 cities.With so many choices, UberEats is leveraging machine learning to now provide tailored recommendations, filtering, and order management, and it even lets you schedule your order.There are days when you elect food delivery, but when you open up an app, you start to stress because you don’t know what you want to eat.While UberEats isn’t psychic, it can try its hand at eliminating some choices.The company has updated the app so it’ll surface recommendations based on several things, such as where you frequent the most, restaurants that can deliver within 30 minutes, and popular establishments based on past orders and other location and time details.Thus you won’t have to scroll through an endless list of restaurants that may or may not be what you want.When UberEats launched, it was limited in its categorization terms.
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Setting up and using a phone-tracking app is simple and well worth your time, as over 100 revelers at Coachella recently discovered.Tracking technology for smartphones, whether it’s Apple’s Find My iPhone or Google’s Android Device Manager system, really can reunite you with a stolen or misplaced phone.Sometimes it can go above and beyond, and reunite many people with many phones in one go, and help police apprehend the nasty piece of work that took them in first place.More than 100,000 people attend the Coachella festival in California, but not everyone is there to have a good time.One man, subsequently identified as 36-year-old New Yorker Reinaldo De Jesus Henao, came to steal smartphones.He wandered the festival space, pickpocketing his marks, and stashing the stolen goods in his backpack.
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Media company Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) said it sold Elite Daily, a publisher of content for millennials, to Bustle Digital Group, a digital destination for millennial women.DMGT acquired Elite Daily in January 2015 to boost its appeal to younger consumers, but announced it planned to “increase its portfolio focus” in December 2016.That’s also reportedly when the Daily Mail wrote down all of its investment and took a $31m loss on the deal, citing poor performance.“The sale of [Elite Daily] to [Bustle Digital Group] is another step in delivering a more streamlined group, unlocking value across the portfolio and focusing on our major investment and growth opportunities such as DailyMail.com,” a press release said of the recent sale.Business Insider reports the cash-and-stock deal “appears to be less than” the roughly $40m the Daily Mail paid in 2015.According to the release, Bustle Digital Group's focus on branded content and millennials makes it a good fit for Elite Daily.
Finland
Käyttäjät eivät usko käyttävänsä verkkopalveluita kuten Facebookia, Pinterestiä tai LinkedIniä kymmenen vuoden päästä, selviää Iso-Britanniassa ja Ranskassa toteutetussa tutkimuksessa.Vain 26 prosenttia vastaajista uskoi käyttävänsä Facebookia vielä kymmenen vuoden päästä.Samaa ajatteli Snapchatista 14 prosenttia vastaajista sekä LinkedInistä ja Pinterestistä 11 prosenttia vastaajista.Morar Consultingin maaliskuussa toteuttamaan kyselyyn osallistui 2 000 henkilöä.Tutkimuksessa selvitettiin ihmisten käsityksiä online-palveluista ja -verkostoista.Kyselyn tuloksista uutisoi The Drum.
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Ruotsi ja Uusi-Seelanti ovat maailman taloudet, joissa on suurin riski asuntojen hintojen romahdukselle, kertoo luottoluokittaja Moody’s.Molemmissa maissa asuntojen reaalihinnat ovat nousseet menneen kolmen vuoden aikana yli 30 prosenttia.Reaalihinta on perusvuoden hinnoin laskettu hinta, josta on poistettu hintatason muutosten vaikutukset.Finanssikriisissä asuntojen hinnat romahtivat monissa kehittyneissä talouksissa, mutta toiset maat selvisivät kriisistä lähes koskemattomina.Kriisissä asuntojen hintaromahduksen välttäneitä maita ovat Australia, Kanada, Uusi-Seelanti ja Ruotsi, jotka ovat nyt kaikkein riskisimpiä maita kuplan puhkeamiselle johtuen nopeasta asuntojen hintojen ja kotitalouksien velkaantumisen noususta.Finanssikriisissä hinnat syöksyivät Tanskassa 25 prosenttia, Espanjassa 30 prosenttia ja Irlannissa noin 50 prosenttia ennen pohjakosketusta.
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Race to robo ride glory continues to heat upApple is the latest player to enter the race to test out self-driving cars, alongside other big names including Tesla, Uber and Google’s Waymo.It received a permit on Friday from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to toy with autonomous vehicles on the US state's roads.Apple has provided a statement to federal regulators saying it had turned its attention to “machine learning and autonomous systems,” a spokesperson told reporters.Rumors that Apple was interested in autonomous cars began circulating over two years ago.Initially it refused to comment, but there were signs that developers were quietly working to develop self-driving software.
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The future is here: This striking new pavilion at Germany’s University of Stuttgart was constructed entirely by mechanical workers.If you want evidence of the innovative technology-related work being carried out at Germany’s University of Stuttgart, all you have to do is take a stroll around campus.That’s where the university recently unveiled a new carbon-fibre pavilion, named the ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2016/7.Resembling a piece of otherworldly landscape from Ridley Scott’s classic movie Alien, the 40-foot-long pavilion was constructed using a combination of cutting-edge drones and robots.Its design was modeled on the silk hammocks created by moth larvae, and produced using more than 180 kilometers of woven resin-impregnated glass and carbon-fiber.“Creating a long span structure, beyond the working space of standard industrial fabrication equipment, required a collaborative setup where multiple robotic systems could interface and communicate to create a seamless fiber laying process,” the University of Stuttgart’s website explains.
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What is probably the ultimate example of a TV show returning from the dead is back and live.On Friday, “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return” made its debut on Netflix 18 years after its final cancellation.You may commence binge watching for the next 14 hours…It’s hard to imagine anyone protesting against “The Godfather,” one of the greatest films ever made.But that’s just what members of the mob did back in 1971…There might be a real case of the munchies during the post-service snacks and coffee at the International Church of Cannabis… And how to do play through when the golf course is overrun with kangaroos?Photo: “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return” made its debut on Netflix Friday.Show star Jonah Ray is flanked by his wise-cracking bots Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo.(Courtesy: Darren Michaels, SMPSP/Netflix).Tags: cannabis, Godfather, MST3K, Netflix, pot, The Godfather
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