Val Strefeler

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Some good news for once: After a two-week hiatus, the MoviePass unlimited subscription—the one that lets you see a movie a day, every day, in theaters, for $10 a month—is back.And given some of MoviePass' previous experimentation with its offerings—be it temporarily removing subscriber access to select AMC theaters in major cities, or to specific movies—it perhaps wouldn’t have been surprising if the offer that attracted millions of subscribers in a few short months really was too good to be true.You also still have the option of the plan the company temporarily replaced it with: four movies a month, plus three free months of iHeartRadio All-Access music streaming.One of the best deals around has returned—along with a seemingly renewed commitment from MoviePass not to keep its subscribers’ heads spinning."I can assure you that we are not contemplating or even thinking about removing any AMC theaters," he says.Other recently introduced annoyances may remain, though, as MoviePass combats what Lowe says are the “hundreds of thousands” of subscribers who misuse their membership, using their MoviePass-issued debit cards to make purchases outside the scope of their arrangement.
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The unmanned forskningsubåten Boaty McBoatface will participate in a large collaborative project between the united states and the united kingdom.the Goal is to study the ”world's most dangerous glacier”.The largest of the british-american expedition in 70 years gets to the glacier Thwaites in west Antarctica, tells the Washington Post.the Glacier has lost a lot of ice lately, and is expected to run approximately 4 per cent of havsnivåhöjningarna.Would the trend continue can Thwaites raise sea levels globally by almost a metre, according to BBC News.Thwaites holds back a larger glacier, which is believed to be able to contribute with an even greater sea-level rise if it were to melt, says Popular Mechanics.
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“But, why?” If this is the tenth time your child has asked you this question today, take heart from a new study that suggests curious children are more likely to do better at school.Researchers at the University of Michigan found that inquisitive kids perform better in reading and maths tests - and the effect was more pronounced in curious children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.“Curiosity is characterised by the joy of discovery, the desire for exploration and the motivation to seek answers to the unknown,” said lead researcher Prachi Shah.“Promoting curiosity in children, especially those from environments of economic disadvantage may be an important, underrecognised way to address the achievement gap.”The researchers analysed data from 6,200 children at nine months and two years old, and again when they started school at around five.They measured curiosity by asking their parents to complete a behavioural questionnaire and assessed their reading and maths achievement when they started school.
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Samsung retakes top spot for Q1 2018 in India’s premium market.Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and Galaxy A8 Plus sales lead to 16 percent year-on-year growth.Apple drops to third, while OnePlus retains second place thanks to the sector’s best-seller, the OnePlus 5T.Samsung has once again regained the top spot in India within the premium tier.Buoyed by the release of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, the South Korean giant has shunted aside Apple and OnePlus in Q1 2018, capturing half of the entire segment and delivering 16 percent year-on-year growth.When looking at India’s emergent market, most of the attention is, quite rightly, placed on the mid- to low-end price tiers and the overwhelming success of affordable devices with a high price-performance ratio.
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The bad news is that the heat shield for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover has cracked.Thankfully, it hasn't even taken off yet alone attempted to land on Earth's sister world.The team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory reckons there is enough time in the schedule to make another one before the spacecraft heads off to the Red Planet.Scientists are likely heaving a sigh of relief that the damage happened during a test on Earth rather than when screaming into the Martian atmosphere.NASA’s Mars 2020 mission builds on what the agency refers to as “heritage” hardware.In other words, about 85 per cent of the rover is based on gear already built or designed for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) aka Curiosity, which is trundling over the unforgiving dust world's surface.
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After briefly appearing during February in a limited quantity, HP’s first Windows on ARM PC, the Envy x2, is finally back to pre-order for $999.It’s a departure from using the typical x86-based processors manufactured by Intel and AMD, creating a new “always connected” family of products.HP’s new laptop sports a 12.3-inch touch-enabled IPS screen with a 1,920 x 1,280 resolution.Backing this screen is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor — not its newer 845 chip — that is typically associated with smartphones and tablets.It includes an integrated Qualcomm Adreno 540 graphics component — you won’t find a discrete graphics chip here.Outside of the processor aspect, the Envy x2 features 4GB of LPDDR4 memory, 128GB of SSD storage, and a 49.33WHr battery promising up to 22 hours of mixed use (up to 19 hours of video playback).
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Microsoft CEO Satya NadellaStephen Brashear/Getty ImagesOn Friday, Microsoft is starting to push out the April 2018 Update to Windows 10 — a free upgrade to the operating system that makes lots of small tweaks, while also adding a bunch of new features.The flagship new features in the Windows 10 update include Timeline, a nifty way to keep track of what files you were working on, when, and from what devices, and Focus Assist, which makes it so you only see the notifications you want to see while you're working.Notably, the April 2018 Update was widely expected to launch earlier in the month.However, Microsoft delayed the launch a few weeks after some members of the Windows Insider preview program discovered the update had a glitch that caused the dreaded Blue Screen of Death on some PCs.Now, Microsoft is confident that it's stamped out the bugs, and it's ready for prime time.
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Archaeologists in Peru may have found the site of the largest single mass child sacrifice in world history.More than 140 children were ritually killed in a single mass sacrifice some 550 years ago in Peru—and archaeologists think they know what prompted the act.— National Geographic (@NatGeo) April 26, 2018Archaeologists unearthed the remains of more than 140 children and 200 young llamas from what appeared to have been a ritual sacrifice that took place 550 years ago on a bluff along the northern coast, National Geographic reported Thursday."I, for one, never expected it," says John Verano, a physical anthropologist who has several decades’ worth of experience in the region."And I don't think anyone else would have, either."
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Volvo has already promised that every new vehicle released starting in 2019 will have some sort of electrified variant, but the automaker already has high hopes for how that'll pan out.Volvo announced this week that it aims to have 50 percent of its sales come from battery-electric vehicles by 2025.With China leading the pun-not-intended charge on electric vehicle sales, odds are that's where a large chunk of its early EV sales will originate.Right now, Volvo doesn't actually have a battery-electric vehicle in its lineup.That's due to change soon, though, as reports state that Volvo's first EV will take a bow in 2019.Rumors claim it'll be based on the 40.2 hatchback concept that was unveiled in 2016.
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Facebook has revealed the previously secret guidelines it uses to decide what posts are allowed on the site.Facebook hopes to receive feedback to improve the guidelines.According to an official blog post, the guidelines have been published to help people understand where the company stands on nuanced issues.However, what will not change are the principles of “safety, voice, and equality” that the guidelines are based on.Facebook is also going to launch an appeals process for posts that have been removed.Starting with those that were taken down due to nudity, hate speech, or graphic violence, users will be given the option to request an additional review.
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It’s important to protect them from the harm of daily bumps and drops and scratches.We tested over 60 cases and we have broken them down to our favorites from each of six different categories.This Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus case comes in three different varieties — clear, smoke black, and orchid purple.The Bixby button on the case is the only textured button, which seemed a little weird, but that seems to be a Ringke thing.It’s like a second skin.We wanted more responsiveness from the buttons on cases.
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Thanks to streaming, the global music industry is thriving.The recording industry's worldwide trade group said revenues grew 8.1 percent last year to $17.3 billion, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, or IFPI, Tuesday.It was the third consecutive year of growth following 15 years of decline and was driven by a 41.1 percent leap in revenue from streaming.It was also the highest rate of growth since 1919, almost a century ago when popular movies were still silent.For the first time, streaming was the single largest revenue source for music globally, at a 38 percent share.Paid subscriptions -- the source of most of the revenue growth -- jumped by 64 million new members, hitting 176 million total at the end of 2017, an increase of more than half.
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The past year have been news around the home network dominated by mutirooms-wi-fi, whole-home systems, or mesh, dear child has many names.But they are also relatively expensive, and does not have all the features that we are accustomed to a more average hemmarouter.Test: 8 smart wi-fi package that covers the whole houseyou Live in a smaller apartment, or have full control of how you can seamlessly expand wi-fi coverage, manually with the right kind of extender you're excellent with a more traditional router.With many broadband providers you get with a together with the subscription, but they are often limited in performance and functionality.in Addition to the introduction of the mesh technology for consumers (it was common in, for example, hotels and airports in the past), it has not happened so much in routerfronten in recent years.
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Hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers and medtechbolag the world over have been subjected to extensive industrial espionage.the Swedish company are among those affected.for several years the hacker group Orangeworm has been attacking companies in the health sector worldwide, according to a new report from the säkerhetsfirman Symantec.We several times the trojans have been discovered on the computers used to control the x-ray machines, magnetröntgenmaskiner and other technologically advanced medical equipment.the Hackers don't seem to have had any intent to harm patients, steal data or destroy technical equipment.Instead seems to focus have been to collect information about how the technology works, which leads Symantec to conclude that it is a comprehensive industrial espionage against companies around the world.
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The only thing better than Westworld itself are all the fan theories.In this latest video, I, Beth Elderkin, and Gizmodo social editor Joe Tonelli share five of the weirdest fan theories that haven’t actually been disproven yet.Since the series debuted in 2016, the online fan community has run rampant with theories about the show, park, and characters.The theories and community have become so integral that the showrunners promised to seek input from Reddit fans for season two—though so far that’s only involved rickrolling them with a fake spoilers video.There’s one theory that’s a bit smaller in scale.This theory is most likely a joke, but it’s still charming.
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If you're looking into the Tesla Model 3, but you're still a bit confused as to how its systems differ from more traditional vehicles, there's a solution -- Tesla's own walkthroughs.Tesla has released nine new videos walking through various features of the Model 3.Covering simple functions like gear selections, the Tesla app, charging and Autopilot, the videos offer up a bit more information than a website might.Owners probably won't get much from the videos, but prospective owners will walk away knowing just a bit more -- video tends to convey complex topics better than mere audio or text.Even though every variant being produced is its most expensive -- until dual-motor all-wheel drive comes online, that is -- buyers will be faced with features not seen on cars in this price point.The key is actually a card.
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Now tested with a grating of carbon fiber reinforced polymer to protect the jet engine.the Material in the ”Bird & Drone Strike Shield” should be enough flexible to not rip apart birds and drones to dangerous splinters.There was a collision with birds which forced the hjältepiloten Chesley Sullenberger to make an emergency landing on the Hudson river.According to Federal Aviation Administration statistics costs fågelproblemet the US aviation 400 million dollars a year – and has caused more than 200 deaths worldwide since 1988.the Patent has been around a long time, but the company's ceo Wayne Duncan notes that progress has leget stationary as the right material has been lacking.Earlier versions used steel or metal wire, but it did not work.
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The whole conducted under a project with the secret code-named Vesta, where the robots can be deployed for testing in employee homes already in the end of this year, according to Bloomberg's sources.Then would a commercial launch potentially get rid of in 2019, assuming that Amazon did not scrap the whole thing.who will be hemrobotens information is not clear, but reportedly would Vesta function as a variable in Alexa.That is to say, the idea is that it should be able to follow the person and provide access in those situations where a based smart speaker Echo is not capable of it.Responsible for the development of Vesta is said to be Gregg Zehr, head of Amazon's Lab126.It's a device that works with the development of various hardware products and is among other things behind just Echo.
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Disruption is a word that gets bandied about a lot, especially in the tech scene.Add ‘blockchain’ and the hype reaches cosmic proportions.In a word — yes.Since the invention of blockchain in 2008, technologists have been exploring how this new technology may disrupt and improve the way traditional industries operate.Momentum in this space has grown rapidly over the last two years, with much attention given to the application of blockchain in payment solutions, supply chain technologies and data storage.Yet, only recently has the real estate industry been targeted, which is perplexing, since it is an archetypal sector ripe for disruption.
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Created using audio recordings and re-enactments, the virtual reality experience recounts the story of Angela King, a woman who spent eight years in the white power movement and is now trying to confront the person she was—and is.It would be hard to watch at any time, but now, just a few months after torch-wielding white supremacists took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, the reality it presents is even more gut-wrenching.“As I was working with these former white supremacists while the news of Charlottesville was coming in, I just kept being shocked by the complexity of these individuals,” Arp says.“I didn’t want to give compassion or empathy to what they did but to show them in a way that shows the complexity of how they entered the movement … and how they were able to get out.”Meeting a Monster is just the beginning; this year, the Tribeca Film Festival's immersive line-up is heavy.Most of the experiences were made and submitted in the time since President Trump took office and, like other artists before them, their creators saw an imperative to reflect the current political climate.
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