Michael Weitz and Abigail Tenembaum, founders of Virtuozo, coach everyone from TED speakers to CEOs to express their message effectively."Even the same audience is different at 9am on a Monday than it is after a long day of presentations at 5pm."That might mean throwing aside the PowerPoint, or adding in a personal anecdote if your message can go off-script."If you ask attendees of TED talks what drives them crazy, it's when speakers talk like they're reciting a memorised text," says Weitz."If you speak fast in a low voice, your impact will not be what it could have been.""Most people will put their foot on the accelerator," says Weitz.
In September 2015, a California judge ruled that none of the companies claiming ownership of Happy Birthday to You ever had any right to it at all.The world's most recognised song originally appeared as Good Morning to All, written by Patty and Mildred Hill in 1893.While that version has been in the public domain for decades, Warner/Chappell music has claimed ownership of the Happy Birthday version since 1988, when it bought the ditty as part of Birch Tree Group's holdings.That publication deal assigned Summy the copyright of all the songs in the book.The Summy Company later registered copyright in 1935 for an arrangement of the song with the same music and the now-familiar birthday-themed lyrics, crediting Preston Ware Orem and Mrs. R.R.Ever since 1935, the Birch Tree Group -- and later Warner -- insisted on royalty payments for all performances of the song for business purposes, from waiters serenading customers to musical greetings cards and TV and film use.
In research published in the journal Evidence Based Mental Health, a team at the University of Liverpool found that many mental health apps and online programmes lack "an underlying evidence base, a lack of scientific credibility and limited clinical effectiveness".Simon Leigh, co-author of the study, argues that apps should be "well-informed, scientifically credible, peer reviewed and evidence based"."The rate at which apps come out is always going to outweigh the rate at which they can be evaluated.Mental health apps have grown in popularity at a time when psychological services have faced an increased demand and decreased resources.Many people find it hard to access services because of geography, because of mental ill health, because of physical disability.We've also found that, in the 50% of cases that do get to a GP, they're not able to guide mental health problems adequately."
the British brexit-vote could cost the country's economy tens of billions of euros.That the third research institute of CEBR's business leader survey participated companies have either postponed or cancelled investment to Britain after the vote.most of the arguments were plans to amend the pounds weakness or inflation in the expected to accelerate the.the Research estimates that the lost investment, the total value could rise to up to 75 billion.
The Paris Agreement was implemented as a collaborative global response to climate change, with a goal of reducing emissions.It aims to keep the global temperature rise to just 1.5 C, which would significantly reduce the risks and the impacts associated with climate change.President Donald Trump later decided to pull the U.S. out of the agreement, describing the move as "a reassertion of America’s sovereignty".Temperatures are breaking records around the worldThe 21st century has seen the most temperature records broken in recorded history.Last year was the hottest year on record since 1880, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with average temperatures measuring 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit (0.99 degrees Celsius) warmer than the mid-20th century mean.
An exhaustive analysis of pixels and resolutions has found some bizarre inconsistencies with the 1080p browser output of streaming kingpin Netflix, with stats suggesting its 1080p output isn't actually 1080p when using some underground niche browsers like, er, Chrome and Firefox.The official stats are buried within a Netflix support page, which says that Chrome, Firefox and Opera can only support HD video up to 720p via HTML5 -- while Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge can push out 1080p resolution should your internet be fast enough.It's almost as is Microsoft has bunged an enormous amount of money at Netflix to buy some tech superiority to boast about, eh?Although perhaps it's not all an enormous conspiracy, as users of Safari through Mac OS X 10.10.3 or higher should also get full 1080p video as long as their roadside BT cabinet isn't too congested on the evening in question.That said, if you're broadcasting browser tabs to a TV, you're not really doing streaming right.A Roku or Chromecast or [Chinese clone of choice] ought to be able to handle 1080p streams if your internet pipe's fat enough, so it's only going to inconvenience pixel counters hooking up PCs and laptops through cables and full-screening the web player.
(As for the rest of us, we find your lack of faith disturbing.)Loving Star Wars can be misunderstood as simplistic: the love of a sci-fi trilogy – of Empire aside – debatable greatness, and a prequel trilogy infamous in its mediocrity.I remember adoring the Knights Of The Old Republic games with their sheer volume of lore: wise-cracking robots, sleek spaceships piloted by brave rogues, traitorous Sith Lords.And it’s being a kid with my friends, our imaginations fired by a galaxy far, far away."Leia was a role model – a strong lady who doesn't take any BS and leads an army to freedom.me interested in SF which is a big passion to this day, and it got me to bond with my father.
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.
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!
Ten years ago, I was in the early stages of the PhD programme in robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.The potential of these technologies was incredible, but up to that point, the focus had been overwhelmingly on applications in areas such as defence, space, manufacturing or pure research.Then, top autonomous driving research was funded almost exclusively by Darpa and other government agencies, and although large-scale autonomous cars have always been one of the dreams of robotics researchers, we would have all been shocked to see what is happening today: dozens of the biggest companies in the world led by a search-engine company , as well as highly funded startups, are collectively investing billions of dollars at the pursuit of the commercial autonomous car.Now there is a sense of inevitability to autonomous cars being a staple of our daily lives within a decade or sooner , with the only questions being the pace at which they will take over, and which of the companies chasing this prize will pull away from the pack.These developments in transportation are a great template for how robotics can disrupt even the most entrenched industries, and highlights a few themes that we will begin to see more frequently:• Incumbents will rarely be the ones that disrupt their own spaces.
p One in four adults has been diagnosed with a mental illness – but a fifth of people still think "one of the main causes of mental illness is a lack of self-discipline and willpower".A survey conducted by the National Centre of Social Research asked 5,000 adults about their experience of mental health and found that 26 per cent had been diagnosed with a mental illness.A further 18 per cent of adults reported having experienced a mental illness but not having been diagnosed.Women were more likely to have been diagnosed with a common mental health disorder – 31 per cent of women compared to 17 per cent of men.The most common diagnosis was depression, with 19 per cent of people surveyed saying they had been diagnosed with the condition.Other common diagnoses were anxiety, phobias and OCD, with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and eating disorders categorised as "serious conditions".
Exact figures on how much it is costing British firms vary but recent research from the UK government found that eight out of ten large companies had suffered a breach and most were seeing attacks on at least once a month.But nowadays it is increasingly attracting professional criminals.They can make good money from cybercrime and the risk of getting caught is low.Even if they do get caught the punishments are far less arduous than if you get caught robbing an actual bank or dealing drugs.The huge growth of Bitcoin and other alternative currencies have also made it much easier for the crooks to get paid.The traditional way of protecting a business against cyber-attack was to protect the perimeter.
p Did Nasa astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin really walk on the moon in 1969, or was it part of an elaborate ruse directed by Stanley Kubrick?Are aircraft leaving 'chemtrails' in the sky, chemical agents sprayed for mysterious and nefarious purposes?Is there actually a cure for cancer, suppressed by pharmaceutical companies in order to protect valuable 'alternative' medicines?Unfortunately for the more imaginative conspiracy theorists among us, the answer to all of these questions is likely to be a resounding no.The equation, which has been published in Plos One, is made up of three factors: the number of conspirators involved, how much time has passed since the alleged conspiracy took place, and the "intrinsic probability of a conspiracy failing".This intrinsic measure was estimated by looking at data from conspiracies that had later been revealed to be true – the PRISM surveillance program, which was revealed by Edward Snowden after several years, the Tuskegee syphilis scandal, which withheld the cure for syphilis from African-Americans and was revealed after 25 years, and an FBI scandal which led to the execution of innocent people, unveiled by a doctor after six years.
Battery technology has evolved to the point where drivers no longer need to recharge their vehicles after short journeys.What's more, the government will give buyers up to £4,500 towards a new electric vehicle.The only differences drivers will notice are the “voltaic clicks and hums” when the vehicle starts up.Deliveries are expected to take place early next year for those who pre-ordered the car shortly after it was revealed last May.This gets buyers a 220-mile-per-charge battery pack and a 0-60mph time of 5.6secs, says Top Gear.Underneath the sleek skin of the I-Pace sit two electric motors perched on the front and rear axles.
Battery technology has evolved to the point where drivers no longer need to recharge their vehicles after short journeys.What's more, the government will give buyers up to £4,500 towards a new electric vehicle.Deliveries are expected to take place early next year for those who pre-ordered the car shortly after it was revealed last May.It’s the cheapest car in the company’s line-up, with the entry-level version costing around $35,000 (£27,000).This gets buyers a 220-mile-per-charge battery pack and a 0-60mph time of 5.6secs, says Top Gear.The range-topping variant comes with a 310-mile-per-charge battery and goes from 0-60mph in 5.1secs.
the working of social class are people earning in the Uk in well-paid occupations, on average, 17 percent less than the same professions of the upper classes from the people, says recent scientific article.Professor Daniel lauris in the works at Swarthmore college in the United states in Pennsylvania, and professor Sam Friedman is working with the London School of Economics -university of London.Lauris and Friedman are exploring how social background or social class affects the Uk people pay, when this is progressing well paid expert or manager in the profession.the Professors found in their study that working class people deserve a top-level specialist and managerial occupations on average 17% less than the upper classes from the people.social class due to the difference in pay lead to the 7 350 pounds, or 8 700 € smaller in revenue, a research article summary in.
Forget everything you were taught in biology – plants don't need sunlight to grow.Growing Underground is a farm 33 metres below Clapham, south London, swapping sunlight for LEDs."Over the past three to five years, LED development has reached the stage where we can grow without any natural light whatsoever," says Steven Dring, who founded the project with fellow Bristolian Richard Ballard."You can even change the light spectrum to cater to the different plants that you're growing."Growing Underground's focus is on the leafier vegetables, from microherbs to baby leaf salad."What's new about the latest lights is that you can stack them very close to the crops, 25cm away, if not closer," says Dring, "so you can layer products and lights on top of products and lights."
While previous spy shots of the entry-level electric car "appeared to be flat, spartan, and lifeless", the website says the production version feels "refreshing" and "expansive" because of the lack of dials and buttons.As there are no dials behind the steering wheel to show your road speed, Mashable says you need to focus on the touchscreen in the centre console to see how fast you're going.TechCrunch concludes that the Model 3 "is a well-designed, mid-sized sedan that managed to simplify the Tesla design ethos with luxury in mind and without making it feel any less a part of the Tesla family."Prices are expected to start at around £30,000 "after government grants", says the Daily Mail, although UK deliveries are not expected until next year.The cheaper model comes with a battery range of 220 miles.Tesla Model 3: Performance version to arrive 'next year'
A heads-up display, which projects information such as the car's speed and battery life in front of the driver, could prevent drivers from looking at the 15ins display while driving and therefore help them focus on the road.Despite its focus on autonomous technology, the driving experience in the Model 3 “remains enjoyably analogue”, says Car magazine, while the vehicle's acceleration performance easily matches its more expensive sibling, the Model S.Drivers may find themselves using only their right foot to drive the Model 3, thanks to its regenerative braking system, which automatically applies the brakes when coasting in order to charge battery.The batteries themselves come in two different options, says Top Gear - offering a 220-mile-per-charge range or 310 miles per charge.As there are no dials behind the steering wheel to show your road speed, Mashable says you need to focus on the touchscreen in the centre console to see how fast you're going.TechCrunch concludes that the Model 3 "is a well-designed, mid-sized sedan that managed to simplify the Tesla design ethos with luxury in mind and without making it feel any less a part of the Tesla family."
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