In a show of sensitivity carefully plotted nine month ago, the $2.2 billion Seattle-based sporting goods co-op is officially opting out of the shopping madness the day after Thanksgiving this year.In a touching email dispatched to its 5.5 million co-op members yesterday, the company pledged to keep its doors closed on Nov. 27, the day when all hell breaks loose at malls across America, sometimes fatally.That’s right: All 143 of REI’s retail locations, along with its headquarters and distribution centers, will not be open for business.The same goes for Thanksgiving Day, too.Gee willikers, Charlie Brown would be proud.Instead, they’ll shake a leg in the Great Outdoors to “reconnect with family and friends…” (We’re sure none of them will Netflix and chill, lazily riding out the tryptophan crash, like we can’t wait to do.)
Instead, worried at hurt feelings and a vague possibility of retribution, I apologised.Not my proudest moment, but I can still listen to it – my pathetic wheedling – because the robot recorded, saved and uploaded it to the cloud.Unlike rivals such as Apple s Siri, Microsoft s Cortana and Google Now, it is a physical presence: a 20cm-tall black cylinder, about the size of two Coke cans, which contains Wi-Fi, two speakers, seven microphones and connects to the cloud.When you say Alexa , the wake word , the cylinder top glows blue and speaks with a silky female voice.An Irish friend jokingly branded Alexa a partitionist bitch for saying Ireland had 26 counties the Republic, yes, but include Northern Ireland and it s 32 .Alexa, I said, I m sorry if I offended you.
Sirpa Kähkönen Kuopio-series is already the seventh part of, summer 1968.the Book is, however, independent and open to those who have not read the earlier parts.Kähkönen describes a few of the family steps on a small, just a few blocks in the area.many are still living at the plank fences, birch and maple leaf, harry shadow in wooden houses and drink their morning coffee out on the stairs.the Reader goes into the past of the world, where women do the housework, families eat pork and gravy and black-and-white tv are still new rough.the Workman chooses sides, even though the battle home on behalf of or suffered as a political prisoner.
It can dance, walk, play football and do kung-fu – but only when commanded via its companion app.UBTech Alpha 1 Pro – Design and FeaturesThe Alpha 1 Pro comes fully assembled and with minimal accessories in the box – just a mains charger and a Mini USB cable.Or perhaps the scheming love-child of Honda Asimo.Alpha s probably about as big as you re expecting – certainly as I was expecting.There s an awful lot of white plastic here, broken up only by the black plastic and silver metal of those 16 servos at all the joints.
Boxing Day Sales 2016: All the best early deals you can take advantage of right now.With Christmas just around the corner, here's everything you need to know to bag a bargain in the next bout of December and January UK sales.Still got some money left over after Black Friday?If you haven't already ticked everyone off your Christmas shopping list, though, fear not – there are still plenty of great bargains you can take advantage of today, and even more to come in the Boxing Day sales.We'll be updating this page with fresh deals regularly, so keep checking back, especially on December 26 when the action will really hot up!Best early Boxing Day deal – save £115 on Oral-B electric toothbrush!
Today is Rosa Parks' birthday.Parks fought against segregation and the Jim Crow Laws of the time, and became a symbol of the civil rights movement in the 1950s.Parks was a seamstress by trade, but was also active in the civil rights efforts starting in the '40s.She joined the NAACP in 1943 and served as branch secretary for over a decade.During her role as an lifelong activist, she pushed for voter registration, supported black victims of violence, and fought for women's rights.She also worked toward the desegregation of schools and city spaces.
the market court has issued its decision on copyright letter case in which the defendant was accused of download the three Black Sails -tv series of episodes as well as A Walk Among the Tombstones movie and share their still going as a BitTorrent peer-to-peer network.Court took the view that the copyright holders presented a case enough evidence of defendant's guilt.the defendant argued that his use was an open wireless internet connection that could be used by anyone outside of his apartment from the outside, up to 300 meters distance.Innocent also support the evidence, because the defendant's computer or network hard drive of no studies found traces of the pirated content or BitTorrent client.the market court considered that the applicant managed to present strong enough evidence that the defendant's internet connection would have been protected, or that he would have personally downloaded tv series episodes.the Law requires Crystalis Entertainment UG's and Scanbox Entertainment A/S. by the defendant 28 136 euros in court costs and overdue interest.
I ask her where she is and as she explains, I reach as far as I can across the countertop for a pen.I take my laptop, Google the address, add better directions to my notes and head outside to my 1989 pick-up truck whose most recent technological feature is a cassette player and drive over.I didn t just cancel cellular service and keep the smartphone for Wi-Fi fun, nor did I downgrade to a flip phone to simplify ; I opted out entirely.It makes a woman feel rich.When friends found out, I was told it was as insane a decision as leaving a rent-controlled apartment.But I was tired of my world existing through a black screen and even more tired of being contacted whenever anyone or any bot felt like it.
Tesla founder Elon Musk has confirmed that production of the new Model 3 electric saloon will be completed "on Friday".Vehicle production should jump from 100 units in August to 1,500 in September, with Tesla hoping to produce 20,000 cars per month by December.Despite its smaller and more compact proportions to Tesla's flagship Model S saloon, recent spy shots of the company's entry-level car show it bears a striking resemblance to its larger sibling.Customers will be able to spec their Model 3 in blue, black, red or silver, although more colours are expected to be announced closer to the car's launch.While some expressed disappointment at the lack of a conventional speedometer on the dashboard, Musk tweeted to disgruntled fans that they "won't care" about the minimalistic cabin, implying the rest of the car will be worth it.With the seats down, the car's cargo bay will stretch from the back of the front seats to the end of the boot, opening up around 66ins of room.
Done right, your editorial calendar will help you manage ideas, streamline content production and promotion, align content with key touch points along the buyer s journey, and craft content that addresses key customer pain points while providing the fuel for marketing and sales to nurture prospects and turn leads into customers.If you choose to utilize an existing template, eliminate extraneous fields that you won t use; they re only a distraction.Here s a look at a few essential elements most businesses will use for an effective editorial calendar:Title or topic: You may not have a finalized title for every piece of content that goes into production, but you should have a general topic or working title.Product or service offering: If your company sells multiple products or services, aligning each content asset with the related offering in your editorial calendar results in more relevant content.In either case, it s helpful to document writers and editors responsible for each content asset for historical analysis over time.This field allows for quick reference and filtering when you re looking for ideas or assets relevant to an upcoming promotion or event and also helps you get more traction out of ideas – rather than disappearing into the black hole of a months-old email thread, you can rediscover ideas you can use today that would have gone unutilized otherwise.
View photosMoreMario Queiroz, vice president of product management at Google, speaks on stage during the Google I/O 2016 developers conference in Mountain View, California, U.S. May 18, 2016.REUTERS/Stephen Lam Reuters - Google's Android ran afoul of social media users on Wednesday after encouraging people to nominate a word starting with the letter "N" for the latest version of its mobile operating platform."Google please do not ask the internet to send you n-words," tweeted Jon Hendren @fart a so-called "DevOps thought leader.""Android Nope NameAndroidN," tweeted Schrödinger Cait @stimpyjaycat .Gizmodo reported on Wednesday that the online anonymous message board 4chan was flooding the Android's name submission site with suggestions akin to an offensive epithet for black people.Some social media users suggested "nachos," "Nutella" and "nectarine."
The goal is to become carbon neutral by 2050, clarified the CEO Magnus Hall at the general meeting recently. Vattenfall's plan is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 65 million tonnes, but emissions are in place by the new owner. With this solution waives Waterfall responsibility for emissions, at a price of between 22 and 27 billion. Brand new sea and land area is created, but it is unclear whether the new ecological functions will work. Researchers at the Brandenburg University says it is too early to determine whether the new land areas will be functional in the long term. Being in the public eye is primarily associated with brown-black climate and environmentally destructive activity is a cost that is difficult to evaluate in monetary terms.
ZTE are really doing the whole teaser thing this time around for the Axon 7, with the latest being a short video showing the phone and hinting at a VR launch.ZTE have been teasing the release of their Axon 7 phone on the 26th May with previous leaks telling us to expect high-end audio performance, and an ad in The Wall Street Journal giving us a small peak at the phone.In a video release today, ZTE have shown the Axon 7 again but this time giving us a good look at the screen of the phone, which partially obscuring the dual front facing speakers a feature other Axon phones also have .Buy ZTE and Nubia phones and accessories at shop.gizchina.com!Freezing the video at the point the phone is shown we can make out that the colour of the Axon 7 is more of a light gold when compared to previous versions, and that the screen has those much talked about black borders all around.In fact it s plain to see black borders on either side of the screen with much larger black bands above and below the display.The final hint in the video is the image of a VR headset, which is likely a simple unit that can be used in conjunction with the Axon 7 leaks in China have suggested a 2K display has been chosen for a better VR experience .In unofficial leaks we have seen that the Axon 7 will feature a 5.5-inch QHD display, 4GB RAM, Snapdragon 820 chipset, rear fingerprint scanner and a 20 mega-pixel main camera.
To fulfill the artistic impulse to connect with and replicate that old-time flair, Alien Skin s Exposure X $149 is available as a standalone photo filter or plug-in to Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom, offering myriad presets and variations.Exposure X stylizes a scene for a distinctive look by simulating both old and modern films with 15 categories of color and 12 categories of black and white in familiar brands like Agfa, Kodak, Fuji, and others.The Autochrome filter harks back to a color process developed in 1907, which combined layers of dyed potato starch grains on glass plates.Alien Skin applies scientific analysis to older and discontinued films, microscopically analyzing film grain to deliver characteristic looks.As of this version, Exposure X doubles as an organizer, letting you import images directly from your camera card and view images in their existing folders and locations without importing them into the app.No matter how many edits you apply to an image nothing will permanently change unless you export and save it as a new file.
Printer Ink Refill KitsIt s crazy to think how reliant we still are on printed documents in the digital age.We recently told readers how to save 90% or even more when buying replacement ink cartridges for your printer, and we received a tremendous amount of positive feedback after running that article.DON T MISS: This hidden iPhone trick just became my new favorite featureAimed at consumers and people with home offices, Brother s new MFC-J985DW and MFC-J985DW XL bring the price of entry to its INKvestment line down under $300 for the first time ever.The former costs just $199 and prints black pages for less than a penny per page, while the latter runs $299 and can print for up to two years before you have to purchase additional ink cartridges.Here are some key details about these two new models: Regardless of brand of ownership, SoHo customers haven t been shy with expressing their feelings about the price of ink and cartridge yields Brother marketing boss Phil Lubell said.The MFC-J985DW and MFC-J985DW XL are both available for purchase beginning immediately from leading retailers including Amazon, and we all know what to do with our old printers…Thanks to the sharing economy, living in five different cities in five years has never been more doable.
So, if you don't want to forget something before you set off for work your iPhone will warn you the minute you turn on the ignition.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00Playback Rate1ChaptersChapterssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsFullscreenThis is a modal window.Foreground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-OpaqueBackground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentWindow --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentFont Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400%Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform DropshadowFont Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small CapsDefaults Done5.When adding a symbol or number to a text, simply press and hold the number key.Then, still pressing the screen, move your finger to the desired character.Release your finger and the keyboard will automatically return to letters – so you can keep on typing.
The PredatorArnold Schwarzenegger could appear, according to Shane Black:These things all happened in 1990, but now it s 25 years later.Coming Soon X-ForceX-23, the female clone of Wolverine and current Wolverine in Marvel s comics , is on the cards to appear in the film, according to Bryan Singer—who phrases it in the most alien manner he could:I have discussed that with the studio.Marvel TelevisionIn an extensive interview for The Hollywood Reporter, ABC s new Entertainment Chief Channing Dungey discusses the recent tumultuous news about the network cutting Agent Carter and passing on Marvel s Most Wanted for a second time, leaving Agents of SHIELD as ABC s sole Marvel venture.Here s the good news: According to the site, Dungey challenged claims that the network was distancing itself from Marvel output by revealing that the network is currently working on several undisclosed TV projects with Marvel presumably one of these was the previously uncovered Damage Control comedy , with the aim of creating new shows that would be beneficial to both brands.KryptonA very early and still unreleased teaser for Syfy s new DC prequel series was shown at NBC s upfronts presentation.GothamFinally, pictures from the season finale, Transference, have been released.
Microsoft has announced Call of Duty: Black Ops as the latest big name Xbox 360 title to be made available on the Xbox One.Treyarch s game was among the most requested titles, alongside the sequel Black Ops 2, Red Dead Redemption and Skyrim: The Elder Scrolls V.The rest of the voting is dominated by the games in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and World at War games with Mass Effect 3, Fallout: New Vegas and GTA IV rounding out the top ten.The game is available freely to those who own it for the Xbox 360 console.Folks can can download it by inserting their physical disk or redownload to the next-gen console from the Xbox app.Folks who ve never owned the game can grab it for $10/£11.24, so long as they re also an Xbox Live Gold member.See also: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 reviewThe release should please fans of the series dismayed by the HD remaster of Modern Warfare IV being limited to those who pre-order the forthcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare title.
Russian space agency Roscosmos has released an impressive rocketcam video shot from the Soyuz-2.1a which last month became the first mighty lifter to depart the country's new Vostochny cosmodrome.The edited highlights footage shows the rocket leaving the pad, the separation of two of its four liquid-fuelled boosters, then core stage separation as the third stage engine fires.The curved structure that's seen falling away about eight seconds later at around 1:16 is one of the aerodynamic panels which "connected the second and third stages", as Spaceflight Now helpfully explains.Finally, the Volga upper stage, with its satellite payload visible, is released into the wide black yonder.The Volga features a restartable hypergolic fuel motor, which in this case was later fired twice to place three satellites into their final orbits.It's just about visible in the ground-based footage of the Vostochny launch at 5:28 , but here's a beautiful example captured during the lofting of Europe's Sentinel-1A satellite in April 2014 fast forward to 2:18 :Vostochny cosmodrome is still a work in progress, but the facility will ultimately host 10 launches a year, reducing Russian reliance on Baikonur in Kazakhstan.
Art on the walls really makes a house feel like a home, but hanging your own art up can make it feel like a gallery.If, like me, you need some guidance in the painting department, check out the following tutorial from Dans Le Lakehouse.Flip the canvas upside down to help with paint flow and make big, broad strokes.Flip it back over to see how you like it, and layer on more paint wherever you see fit.Play around with textures by dipping your brush in the water before the paint, or using an almost dry brush for a feathery look.SIMPLE BUT STRIKING, BLACK WHITE DIY ABSTRACT PAINTING Dans Le LakehousePhoto by Tanya of Dans Le Lakehouse.