Which was obviously $25,000 well sacrificed, considering what Star Wars would go on to achieve.This caused problems for Revenge of the Sith, which was to feature a CGI post-death Cushing – the artists struggled to find full body, full costume shots of Cushing to work from, and a heavily made-up lookalike was used instead.Steven Spielberg makes million from the Star Wars franchise, despite not being a part of productionSteven Spielberg made a bet with George Lucas, saying he d trade 2.5-percent of Star Wars for 2.5-percent of Close Encounters Lucas believing that Close Encounters would be the biggest film of all time .Yoda was originally going to be played by a monkeyNot JUST a monkey, a monkey carrying a cane and wearing a mask.
Which was obviously $25,000 well sacrificed, considering what Star Wars would go on to achieve.This caused problems for Revenge of the Sith, which was to feature a CGI post-death Cushing – the artists struggled to find full body, full costume shots of Cushing to work from, and a heavily made-up lookalike was used instead.Steven Spielberg makes million from the Star Wars franchise, despite not being a part of productionSteven Spielberg made a bet with George Lucas, saying he d trade 2.5-percent of Star Wars for 2.5-percent of Close Encounters Lucas believing that Close Encounters would be the biggest film of all time .Yoda was originally going to be played by a monkeyNot JUST a monkey, a monkey carrying a cane and wearing a mask.
your Life begins only then when you have got your home in order.This advises the japanese professional organizer Marie Kondo, whose book KonMari – clean the life-changing magic has been a huge sales success around the world.When the clothes to organize your closet so that they soar right, "the cells of your body positively tingling at the sight of the energy and the room feel fresher".I wonder What Minna Canth would think about that?martha association executive director Elli Saurio research during the years 1934-1937 in the farm of the mistress of the household used by time.He made a topic later in the dissertation.
In a sense, we have already become cyborgs, tethered to our external electronic devices, outsourcing to them our memories, our sense of direction, our socialising, our lives.Machines are as limited as humans when it comes to the kinds of sensations they can detect.This month, the collective released North Sense, a small electronic device implanted into the skin to give the wearer a sense of direction.The implant connects the user to Earth s magnetic field, vibrating whenever facing north.This was not another step towards us becoming machines, but towards us becoming more human, co-founder Liviu Babitz told the Creator s Project.This fall, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first ever artificial pancreas, a wireless, out of body device designed to free diabetics from having to constantly adjust insulin levels to keep their blood sugar stable.
In a sense, we have already become cyborgs, tethered to our external electronic devices, outsourcing to them our memories, our sense of direction, our socialising, our lives.Machines are as limited as humans when it comes to the kinds of sensations they can detect.This month, the collective released North Sense, a small electronic device implanted into the skin to give the wearer a sense of direction.The implant connects the user to Earth s magnetic field, vibrating whenever facing north.This was not another step towards us becoming machines, but towards us becoming more human, co-founder Liviu Babitz told the Creator s Project.This fall, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first ever artificial pancreas, a wireless, out of body device designed to free diabetics from having to constantly adjust insulin levels to keep their blood sugar stable.
Alan RockefellerPsilocybin, the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms, may be an effective way to treat depression in patients that have seen no benefit from other, standard forms of treatment, early results suggest.In a pilot study involving just 12 people with treatment-resistant depression, two doses of the mushroom compound cleared symptoms in eight participants—67 percent—after one week.We are simply saying that this is doable, Robin Carhart-Harris, a neuropsychopharmacologist at Imperial College London and first author of the study, told Nature.Carhart-Harris and colleagues got the idea to try psilocybin after earlier brain imaging studies found that the compound activated brain regions associated with antidepressant effects.Plus, large population studies have found that people who used psychedelics in their lifetime have lower rates of psychological distress and suicidal episodes compared to those that didn t.Moreover, psilocybin is readily converted to psilocin in the body, which can activates serotonin receptors.While the efficacy was pretty remarkable, according to Carhart-Harris, far more work will need to be done to prove that psilocybin can treat depression reliably.
Researchers have developed a new solar powered battery, capable of changing its shape to fit various flexible forms.The team says the battery could transform the wearables market by lowering the space required for a battery, a big benefit for e-skin and e-clothes products.See Also: America trumps Europe in fitness wearables The components are electronically connected via flexible copper-polymer interconnects, mounted on a highly elastic silicone core, and enclosed within a silicone shell, the team said.The authors demonstrated the use of these systems for continual logging and wireless transmission of body temperature data in a variety of realistic scenarios, such as monitoring skin temperature during physical exercise and bathing, and measuring temperature changes during breathing.The battery may also be a welcome addition to the e-skin market, with researchers recently creating a much longer lasting tattoo that changes color and can even track things like UV rays and heart-rate.Wearables are still a young market, but with 67 percent growth from 2015 to 2016, more companies are starting to see the potential of devices able to gather more data on the customer.
This is The Google Assistant, a naming of the body of voice-activated smart systems Google has been building and releasing over the past several years.This is the Allo app and it'll be arriving on your phone soon.Narshmallow.Of course it was.Android on ChromeToday it was confirmed that Android apps will indeed be able to be loaded on Chrome OS devices through Google Play for Chrome.Android AutoAndroid Auto was revealed to be getting an update with the ever-so-useful Waze for contextual directions.
The X7 provides access to files and formats that some players—incuding Apple's—don't support.A number of portable audio players support these audio files, and Fiio, a Chinese company with a solid reputation for low-cost, high-quality audio hardware, has a full range of such devices.The latest is the Fiio X7 $769 MSRP, $600 on Amazon , an Android-based device that supports nearly all the commonly used audio formats: MP3, AAC, FLAC, Apple Lossless, WMA, WAV, AIFF, APE, and OGG at sampling rates up to 384kHz and up to 64-bit resolution, as well as DSD up to 5.6MHz.The main body of the device, without the amplifier module, is about the same size as an iPod classic, but much thicker.The sound is clear and crisp, with a wide, expansive soundstage; it s not overly bass-heavy or tinny, and you can adjust the sound using a built-in equalizer.The X7 also offers Pure Music Mode, which you can toggle in the settings screen that displays when you swipe down from the top of the display.
The net menace was the one-time world's biggest bot worming its way since 2008 through millions of machines across every country in the world, smashing through social networks including Facebook, Skype, and popular email services.It exploits a Windows vulnerability CVE-2008-4250 shuttered in a Microsoft critical update that year.Check Point says it registered the worm as the chief threat last month noting it was behind 17 percent of malware attacks.Their creation has remained in headlines since 2008 having infected a swath of cheap hard drives and USBs, and even police body-worn cameras in the United States.Check Point noted Conficker's dominance last December, and CERT UK recently said it found more than half a million infections in April .Its rootkit was thought to reside on more than a million machines and is still operating thanks to an incomplete command and control take down effort in 2013.
Dead writers perfume, In the Library and other book smells for your home and body.Superlative trees, from tallest to most goats to one you can drive through.Study: Being busy may be beneficial to your brain.And a by-the-numbers look at the changing demographics of San Francisco.Photo: The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group
This STACK article touches on the finer points of good push-up form as does this one and also dives into some easier variations that can help you work up to a full push-up.Then when you re ready, these harder push-up variations will show you how to breathe life into your push-ups and strength progress again.Spiderman Push-UpOnce you get a hang of the single-leg push-up, the next sequence of the progression is the Spiderman push-up shown in the second half of the video .You re going to work your obliques and hip flexors.Grasp the handles and angle your body at approximately 45-degrees.There are tons and tons of push-up variations, but rather than do them all at once, figure out which ones would challenge you and help you get stronger with just a slight change to keep progressing over the long run.
View photosMoreCutepepperPepper, the so-called "emotional robot" that made its debut in Japan almost two years ago, is preparing to come state-side.Pepper is a four-foot tall, humanoid robot with a child-like upper body and a three-wheel base."This is the first opportunity for the Android community to get their hands on a SDK to help them program on this platform," said Steve Carlin, vice president of marketing and business development at Softbank Robotics America.Android has a huge development community, so bringing the relatively new robot platform to it makes sense."We want to incentivise them to come on and use their creativity to create solutions for how other people will be using Pepper, for business or personal use," said Carlin.Pepper's Android adoption could lead to integration with other Android devices and systems, including tablets, smartphones and smart home devices.
Alibaba chairman Jack Ma has cancelled a speech he was scheduled to make at an event held by a global anti-counterfeiting body after the group suspended the Chinese company s membership.Ma was set to make the speech at the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition IACC conference in Washington, but dropped the commitment on Tuesday amid a backlash from brands and an independent investigation into the group s management.We believe the IACC s suspension of the general membership category is a step in the wrong direction and regrettable, said an Alibaba spokesperson in an online blog.Given the IACC s desire for additional time to reflect upon the viability of its general membership category, Alibaba feels it best that Jack Ma postpone his appearance, she said.Alibaba joined the group, which is primarily made up of brands, under a new type of intermediary membership category.Members including Gucci, Michael Kors and Tiffany & Co. reacted to the move by withdrawing their memberships in protest, claiming that Alibaba has not done enough to protect brands from counterfeit within China.The IACC suspended Alibaba s membership amid the brand backlash, as well as concerns over a conflict of interest concerning the group s chairman, who reportedly owns shares in Alibaba and maintained a close relationship with an Alibaba executive.Pitting brands against Alibaba and other industry participants in the hopes of prolonged litigation.In lieu of Jack Ma s Washington speech, Alibaba president Michael Evans will address IACC at an event in Orlando on the 19th of May, said the company.
Alibaba s membership of the International Anti-Counterfeit Coalition has been suspended, following accusations of conflicts of interest and complaints from other member brands.In response to its suspension by the IACC, Alibaba said on Wednesday that they will still work to crack down on counterfeit goods and work to protect intellectual property rights.In a statement over Weibo on Wednesday, Alibaba said that neither the open letter by the IACC, nor the withdrawal of several IACC members in protest of e-commerce companies like Alibaba will shake their determination to fight fakes.The IACC is the world s largest nonprofit anti-counterfeit organization, founded in 1979.It admitted Alibaba into the body on April 13, but several luxury brands, including Gucci and Michael Kors, withdrew their membership shortly after, saying Alibaba has not done enough to rid their e-commerce platforms of fakes.Alibaba said that they have been in cooperation with organizations, government agencies and IACC member companies to protect intellectual property rights.Alibaba stressed its role in fighting against counterfeit products, saying that it meant to bring benefits to other member companies in joining the IACC , and that it is to the detriment of the e-commerce industry that the IACC suspended Alibaba s membership.Alibaba appealed in a statement that the IACC should welcome new trends and technologies with an open mind for the overall interest of its member companies, in spite of the anti-counterfeit body s internal political struggles, and competing interests of individual firms .On May 13, the IACC released an open letter in response to an anonymous letter that claimed that President Bob Barchiesi owned shares in Alibaba.IACC then decided to suspend the membership of Alibaba.Alibaba has been long criticized for the merchants selling counterfeit products on its e-commerce platforms.According to a random inspection by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, for the second half of 2014, 62.75% of the products on Alibaba s e-commerce platform Taobao were counterfeits.Alibaba loses up to five users for each fake product sold on our trading platforms, the founder of Alibaba Jack Ma said to the media in October 2015.
The 2in1 tablet Chuwi Hi12 is one of the best options among the Cherry Trail tablets especially thanks to the excellent 2160 1440 pixel resolution screen and the useful, but rare 3:2 aspect ratio.But until today one of the lacking features has been the stylus support, well not anymore because the Chuwi HiPen H1 just launched in order to fix that.Chuwi HiPen H1 is an active stylus designed specifically for the use with the Hi12 tablet and on paper it looks really good.Featuring 256 pressure levels software adjusted even 512 levels , aluminum metal body with 1.2mm/1.6mm writing tips, under 2mm precision limit, 30-degree writing angle support and palm supression control technology just does the trick.The pen has two buttons capable of mimicking the mouse buttons and being powered by the dry AAAA battery it can be used for up to 250 hours.The auto sleep function helps to preserve some power so the battery exchange won t be a common occurence.Chuwi HiPen H1 is a pretty handy addition to the Hi12 tablet accessory family and with the official retail price of $29.99 it s also nothing crazy expensive and out of the reach.So for those looking to use the great 12-inch tablet screen fully with some active stylus then this is the way to go.You can get it for example here for even a dollar cheaper.
The new app will be available later this summer.On stage at the Google I/O developer conference, Erik Kay explained how assistive technology can make messaging more productive and expressive.Messaging isn t just about text; smart replies have stickers and emojis too, Kay said.Another interesting aspect of Allo is when you send people photos through the app.During a demo on stage, a picture of a Burmese dog was shown and Allo displayed three options.You could either say awww, or perhaps cute dog, or get more specific.You can also use Google Assistant to play games such as guessing movies based on emojis, finding out sports scores, and more.Think about it as being Google s counter to Facebook s M assistant, which is available to a limited few through Facebook Messenger.And Google isn t done consolidating all the features from other messaging services, including end-to-end encryption, private notifications, and more, likely alleviating security and privacy concerns people have in light of Edward Snowden and the FBI/Apple case.Reports first surfaced at the end of last year with sources telling The Wall Street Journal that Google was building a mobile-messaging service that taps its artificial intelligence know-how and so-called chatbot technology.The move probably should not be surprising, especially as applications like Line, WeChat, Skype, Slack, and Facebook Messenger have gotten into the bot market.Signs of development were furthered during this year s Mobile World Congress, where the company formed a partnership with multiple mobile operators such as Orange, Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, America Movil, Vodafone, and the wireless standards body GSMA to roll out the Rich Communication Services for Android.
Spraying the wheat crops with pesticide could be a thing of the past if EU gets current with scienceIn a rebuke to the EU, and environmental activists worldwide, the biggest scientific metastudy yet conducted of genetically modified foods concludes they re good for human health and the environment.The National Academics of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, an advisory body of scientists, finds no evidence of risks over conventional crops, and huge benefits in the shape of increased yields in poor countries, and healthier crops.More resilient GM foods reduce reliance on pesticides.Since then, it s merely tried to strangle them by heavy regulation, giving member states the right to impose their own obstacles in the shape of temporary bans so much for single market harmonisation .Paul Dacre s Frankenfoods campaign, and the media s promotion of work by the now discredited scientist Árpád Pusztai were instrumental in fuelling revulsion against GM crops.Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore now promotes vitamin A-fortified blindness-fighting Golden Rice, which Western NGOs are attempting to restrict in the countries that most need it.
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A large-scale analysis of body-camera usage among police officers in the US and the UK has produced some rather unexpected and counter-intuitive results, showing that body-worn cameras have a tendency to increase assaults on police.But — and this is a big 'but' — if officers switched their cameras on and off during their shift i.e.Trouble is, there s a surprising lack of data to support this claim.This would prove to be the difference that made the difference.And now that evidence exists showing that cameras actually increase risk of assaults against officers of the law, more attention should be paid to how these devices are implemented, say the researchers.The researchers say these findings are both preliminary and unexpected, and agree that further scrutiny is most certainly required.
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