They find that we split the task into a hierarchy of different jobs, with different elements apparently handled in different parts of the brain.Particular parts of the cortex, for example, show greater activity if extra line changes are required; other regions simply become more excited as the overall goal inches closer.This type of strategy is much more efficient than rattling through all the possible ramifications of each individual step - such as a simple computer program might do.Sure enough, when people played the game, they took longer to think about their journeys if they had to "change trains" multiple times, but not if the overall number of "stations" was high.And there were corresponding patterns of brain activity, suggesting that some brain areas were indeed evaluating the situation "line by line" - and even showed a characteristic flutter of activity when someone switched between those lines.Because of the fiendish number of possible moves a player can make, this latter challenge is precisely the sort of task that could be assisted by streamlined, hierarchical processing.
Forget cats and dogs, a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology is making it rain photos.Visual media student Nicholas Kundrat installed a Fujifilm Instax camera onto a DJI Flame Wheel F450, creating a film and drone hybrid that actually allows unsuspecting subjects to see the images instantly – after they flutter down to the ground, that is.The camera spits out photos less than three inches wide, but does it all in a compact 11.3-ounce body.With the camera being completely digital unlike the Polaroid Snap digital-film hybrid , there isn t a way to see what the camera sees before snapping the photo.When the operator flips the switch on the transmitter, a photo is taken – and then ejected.The project was part of a new visual media innovation course at Rochester.
During my first year as hi-fi salesman I worked on my mother's gas station and used her trade license. In a small village with 2000 inhabitants, I got all the faith in hi ... Then I expanded to Linn, Ariston, Heybrook others. It rests on a single plate which in turn sits on a shaft of hardened steel, which is immersed in a teflon coated metal bearings for minimizing friction. Tone arm hanging in Zircon-bearing and rests on a Japanese-developed bearings that is said to arm considerably freer movements. The counterweight at the rear is also subdued, TPE, which is said to reduce resonances by 50 percent. Photo: Pro-Ject Specifications Pickup: Ortofon 2M Silver MM Speed: 33/45 Tolerance: 0.10% 33 laps, 45 laps 0.11% Wow & Flutter: 0.03% 33 laps, 45 laps 0.05% Signal / noise ratio: -71 dB Turntable: 300 mm Stock: Stainless steel, bronze Effective arm length: 230 mm Overhang: 18 mm Effective armmassa: 13.5 g Piercing power: 10 - 30 mN Dust Cover: Yes Power supply: 15 V / 1.6 A DC Power Consumption: 5.0 W
BMW turns 100 this year, and although the company has a rich history, it is looking forward with a barrage of extreme concepts to prove its will remain relevant for the next 100 years.And now BMW peers into tomorrow and sees a sleek four-door with flexible skin, scissor doors, and an interior that flutters in three dimensions to communicate with you.The silhouette of the Vision Next 100 Concept doesn t look too out-there, and the lines bring to mind the sedan-coupe mashups you see today.Open the doors, which move upward like this instead of outward like this , and the conceptual craziness steps up a notch.Of course the open on their own, as soon as you approach.The car, which presumably runs on electricity, or perhaps hydrogen, or maybe something not yet discovered, starts with a press of the ginormous BMW logo on the dashboard.
Mallik Mahalingam, the co-founder and original CEO, is now CTO, and the pattern here seems to be one of bringing in an experienced CEO to grow the company while the founder steps back to a technical strategy-type role.The company was founded in 2012, when there was an $8 million A funding round, followed by a B-round of $25 million in 2014, and then a C-round in fall 2015, along with a CIsco investment, both of an undisclosed amount, and the Cisco OEM deal.Springpath has a spring in its stepMarketing head Ashish Gupta told IT Press Tour delegates that there are 140 employees, revenues have grown 100 per cent year-on-year.The near-term focus is on helping to make HyperFlex a success.He said Springpath had developed its software from scratch, not using the Linux EXT4 filesystem or example, and had a multi-year architectural lead, not withstanding its present limited cluster scale out number and hypervisor support.Marketing blitzkriegBrannon outlined what amounts to a HyperFlex assault on the market:Initial go-to-market focus with 175 key worldwide partnersTraining for 1,100 partner sales engineers in July90 local field/customer eventsPartner incentivesMulti-million dollar w-w marketing programPromotion to 52,000 UCS customersAll this will get Springpath exec hearts a-flutter.
Blog Welcome to Fredagstipset, a recurring series where the Studios blogger Jon Rinneby parts with different recording and mixningstips.Many times the mixes we for it to sound as good as possible, whatever that really means.Other times we want to emulate the sound of yesteryear, it's a little rounder, svajigare and murrigare sound with more shit under the nails.- Audiothing - Vinylstrip: Distortion, compressor, bit-chrusher, tilt eq, reverb and vinylizer.- D16 - Decimort2: More than just a bit-crusher, with warm coloring and random side-effects from the classic samplers.- iZotope - Vinyl: Dust, scratches, wow and flutter and other noise, also completely free.
Here s a bit of unexpected Friday news: Google is building a completely new operating system.As in, not just an upgrade to Android or Chrome OS, but instead, a new system that s not derived from the Linux kernel.While Google hasn t officially announced anything about the OS, it released details about the project on GitHub with the cryptic description Pink Purple Fuschia a new Operating System .Android Police dove deeper into the documentation and found some interesting tidbits.First off, the OS uses a new Magenta kernel, which is designed to compete with IoT-oriented operating systems like FreeRTOS or ThreadX.The difference here is that Magenta appears designed to scale all the way up to smartphones and desktop computers.
Nobody quite knows what it's for yet , but according to Android Police, Fuchsia can run on just about any kind of device.For years, Google has developed two operating systems side-by-side in Android for mobile devices and Chrome OS for laptops and desktops.But it looks as though Google now has a third operating system project underway known as Fuchsia.Although Google isn't revealing much, Android Police dug into the documentation for the project on GitHub and discovered more details about the OS.The biggest takeaway, Android Police notes, is that Fuchsia's kernel, known as Magenta, is designed to work across a wide range of devices—from small "embedded devices" all the way up to desktops and laptops.In addition, Fuchsia makes use of Google's Dart programming language, as well as the company's Material Design-friendly Flutter user interface framework.
Google is developing a brand new operating system that's quite a departure from its previous offerings.The open source project was discovered on GitHub with the description Pink Purple Fuchsia a new Operating System .Unlike Google s other OSes such as Android and Chrome OS, Fuchsia isn t based on the Linux Kernel; instead, it uses the new Magenta Kernal, which is designed to power Internet of Things devices and compete against commercial embedded operating systems such as FreeRTOS and ThreadX, according to Android Police.However, Magenta is easily scalable so it can work on things like smartphones and desktop/laptop PCs.Fuchsia supports both 32-bit and 64-bit ARM CPUs, 64-bit PCs, user modes, and a capability-based security model.It uses Google s in-house Dart programming language and the Flutter user interface framework, suggesting that Fuchsia is built with Material Design in mind.
In several years, Google has developed and maintained two operating systems at the same time in the Android and Chrome OS.But now it looks like that the family gets a non-profit organization, in the form of the new Fuchsia-operatingsystem.Google is not jättepigga to share the juicy details about the project, but Android Police has examined the documentation around it in Github.And unlike the past, it is not Linux which can be found under the hood.Among other things, it has been found out that the Fuchsias core, Magenta, is formulated to work on a whole range of different devices and platforms – from embedded gadgets to laptops and desktop computers.Fuchsia makes use of several different Googleprodukter, including its own programming language, Dart, and gränssnittsramverket Flutter.
Billionaires a-flutter in Silcon Valley bubble as Rubrik trousers their cashBucking any notion of down rounds and funding droughts, Rubrik has completed a massive $61 million C-round – taking total funding to over $112m – and released its Firefly Cloud Data Management platform.The data management company was founded in January 2014 and took in a $10m A-round, plus a $41m B-round in 2015.What's got the B-round VCs – led by Khosla Ventures with heavy participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Greylock Partners and angel investors – so all-fired up?It says it is experiencing "explosive business growth fueled by record customer adoption, including numerous Fortune 500 companies."The evidence for this is:
HPE continues to get smaller, betting on mergers and spin-offs while competitors get ever bigger.Proving the rumours true, HPE offloaded its software assets to Micro Focus, a merger which followed the similar spinoff of its services business to CSC in May.While HPE is slimming down, its competitors are bulking up; a point which has not escaped Meg Whitman s attention."We are getting smaller, while Dell is getting bigger, and this is important because I believe speed and agility is important in innovation and go-to-market," the HPE CEO told Wall Street analysts on Wednesday.Whitman s mention of cash was a subtle way of putting the spotlight on Dell s huge debt incurred by the EMC acquisition – but maybe it also deflected attention away from the huge gamble HPE is taking in its trimming down of business.Although HPE can boast that gambles have paid out in the past – the company s market cap has increased by $10 billion since the split from HP Inc. – its latest flutter raises some serious concerns.
Offering a twist on aircraft design, researchers are testing a shaping-changing wing that could replace the hinged flaps and ailerons of conventional flight controls.Reporting in Soft Robotics, engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology describe wind tunnel tests of a lightweight, high-performance elastic wing that controls flight maneuvers by flexing its entire surface.They constructed the wing from tiny lightweight structural pieces made with Kapton foil on an aluminum frame, arranged in a lattice of cells like a honeycomb.The skin of the wing is made with overlapping strips of the flexible foil, layered like fish scales, allowing the pieces to slide across each other as the wing flexes, they said.Two small motors apply a twisting pressure to each wingtip to control maneuvers in flight.They say this elastic airfoil can morph continuously to reduce drag, increase stall angle, and reduce vibration control flutter.
Customized gaming ticket produced by Heeter.Despite a rep as a marketing tool that is dead in the water, direct mail, too, is data-driven, and is now more targeted, more personalized, more relevant, and more efficient.Direct mail also taps into what McCann CEO Harris Diamond affectionately calls The Mail Moment; that little flutter in your stomach you get while opening mail, perhaps tapping into lingering childhood memories of opening up birthday cards sent by grandma.That was the question of the day at Ricoh's Engagement Marketing Executive Symposium, a three-day event held in Boulder in early November that brought together brand marketers, direct mail providers, and industry consultants.Consumers were asked if they were more likely to read an email with a sales or promotional offer, vs. looking at a direct mail piece; 23% of total respondents preferred email, while 33% answered direct mail.Here's where it gets interesting: broken down by age group, 26% of those in the 18-24 year group preferred email, while 38% preferred direct mail.
After running radio repair shops in the 1920s, Lear built B-battery eliminators for the Universal Battery Company, before making a small fortune by specialising in miniaturising the coils needed for wireless receivers.But Muntz was himself subjected to "Muntzing," as the inventor in Lear realised he could simplify and improve the Stereo-Pak.Hence we finally arrive at the Stereo 8 eight-track cartridge, which could provide up to 90 minutes of music, making it ideal for long-distance drives.On the automotive side of the equation, Lear s own Motorola was on board, as well as bigger firms such as the Ford Motor Company and General Motors.In 1966, virtually every new model of Ford car in the US had, or offered at a discount, the option of a cartridge player—the same year saw prerecorded Stereo 8 tapes offered for sale in record shops, car showrooms, garages, and supermarkets.Quadraphonic 8-track cartridges were trumpeted by RCA in 1970 and, with matching players, were swiftly put into mass production, as Ford seemed to think there was a big market for the machine.
So how do you, then, to truly succeed?Here is the ultimate guide and ten top tips on how to take the best selfien.Dubbelhakorna to flutter, and from a perspective obliquely from underneath you quickly become a species of a toad.It is absolutely essential if you are going to take a good selfie, therefore, is to always raise the camera.Let the lens be above your eyes, pointing slightly obliquely downwards.A good selfie should contain a stretched-out arm and it is there to be seen for it is when you really see that it is a selfie.
In the age of digital music and online streaming, physical music seems to have been largely left by the wayside.However, that hasn’t stopped audio enthusiasts from rekindling a public interest in vinyl records, and there’s a wide variety of turntables on the market today ranging from entry-level players to advanced models that cost thousands.Most of us who want to bust out the old vinyls (or try them for the first time) don’t need anything too fancy, and a solid record player like the highly affordable Audio Technica AT-LP60 turntable fits the bill perfectly.This budget-friendly stereo turntable is belt-driven and can handle both 7-inch and 12-inch records at 33-1/3 and 45 RPM, letting you play the most common types of vinyls from singles to LPs.An anti-resonance die-cast aluminum platter and Audio Technica’s proprietary Dual Magnet phono cartridge deliver clear sound with a wow and flutter measurement of less than 0.25 percent, and a signal-to-noise ratio of less than 50 dB.This will keep you basking in the warm tones of analog audio without excessive distortion, to help you enjoy classic music as it was meant to be played.
The wind whistles through the trees overhead, the birds chirp and flutter, a brook babbles along, the car horns and radios on a nearby highway blare incessantly…wait, car horns?According to a study conducted by Colorado State University and the National Parks Service, noise pollution in some parks is getting so bad that it is disrupting wildlife and scaring away animals, including endangered species.Researchers took 1.5 million hours of sound recordings over the last decade from 492 sites and used a computer model to estimate the ambient noise naturally present at each site.The NPS scientists then compared two scenarios: protected areas with and without human-made noise.And at 21 percent of the sites, man-made noise has risen to levels at least 10 times louder than background sound."You're in the middle of nowhere, yet you still can't escape the sounds of humans,” Rachel Buxton, an acoustic ecologist at Colorado State University, told the Alaska Dispatch News.
p Today we’re having our first look at the project code-named Google Fuchsia – a mobile OS that departs from Android and Chrome.While Google’s Chrome OS and Android OS were both based on Linux, Fuchsia is not.Fuchsia is all about speed, performance, and beauty.As mentioned by Ars Technica, Fuchsia works with Google’s Flutter SDK.Developers can find the Flutter SDK online right now, downloadable and usable right out the box.ABOVE: The logo for Fuchsia on the left, above a couple of screens from the current build of the OS via Github.
I've answered it so many times, but I still feel a little flutter in my stomach every time someone asks, "What's your job?And that reaction usually has to do with how much money they think you're making.There has got to be a better way to answer this question, right?What they really want to know is, "How can you help me?"Keeping this in mind, consider something called Jobs to Be Done theory.The iPod completely phased out the Walkman and similar devices because it was much better at getting a specific job done: playing a large, curated selection of music on the go.