• Some individuals, like Beyoncé and Steve Jobs, had already made it big.While working as a secretary for the London office of Amnesty International, Rowling was fired for daydreaming too much about Harry Potter, and her severance check would help her focus on writing for the next few years.During these years, she got married, had a daughter, got divorced, and was diagnosed with clinical depression before finally finishing the book in 1995."When I got to Dallas, I was struggling — sleeping on the floor with six guys in a three-bedroom apartment," Cuban writes in his book "How to Win at the Sport of Business."He went on to study business at Baruch College and served in the Army until the age of 24 when he left to work for Brooks Brothers.Her relationship with Levin eventually ended because he did not want to marry or have children.
BangFit displays on tablets, desktops, or laptops  a sex-based workout regimen with avatars for players to mimic.You strap your smartphone to your midsection using an adjustable band, and the app records your movements using the phone s motion sensors.You watch the cartoon images of people having sex and mimic their positions.There are basic positions, as well as more acrobatic and athletic positions such as  Squat and Thrust and Missionary Press.The better the users coordinate their movements, the more points they earn and the more calories they burn.Yes, you too can be as fit as f***, Pornhub says, and transform your bedroom into a gym.Today, due to our hectic work schedules and lack of motivation, many of us do not receive regular amounts of physical activity and lead sedentary lifestyles, said Corey Price, vice president at Pornhub, in a statement.Founded in 2007, Pornhub has more than 3 million videos posted and gets about 60 million visitors a day.The BangFit is Pornhub s most recent move in the sex tech space.
The instruments we used to test these machines are capable of detecting particles as small as 0.010 micron, which is far below the threshold for civilian equipment and below the 0.3 micron threshold for the HEPA standard.What follows is just a summary of our findings, but for those who are interested in learning more, the How we tested section of our full review includes our procedures, methods, and results, complete with tables and graphs of our results.The thin 3/16-inch activated carbon filter is just not up to the task.If you have severe allergies to particulate allergens or other health issues related to air quality, or you re willing to pay a premium for a machine that can be extremely efficient while running quietly, we recommend our upgrade pick, the Blueair 503 with the SmokeStop filter package.In our noise-limited tests, it removed more than 90 percent of the particles from our bedroom-sized testing area in 10 minutes—that s over 10 percent more than the next best purifier and over 60 percent more effective than the control.Its exceptional performance in this area is a big part of why FEMA and the Red Cross chose Austin Air units for deployment at Ground Zero and the surrounding areas in the aftermath of 9/11.
You can go right now to your nearest shop, slam down a credit card and purchase Nathan's Drake's last adventure.No one cares whether Indiana Jones does his own laundry or which Chinese takeaway is his favourite.Yet, somehow, Naughty Dog have managed to make a short domestic sequence Drake shares with his wife Elena one of the most exciting and engaging parts of the whole Uncharted 4 package.When you consider that this is a game where you travel the world looking for hidden pirate treasure in an effort to save your estranged brother, that's quite an achievement.Based on all of the crap Nate and Elena leave lying around in their bedroom, and the towel hanging over the shower curtain in their scruffy bathroom, the couple seem pretty comfortable in each other's company.Dirty plates sit in the sink ready to be washed, a pet hate of mine that caused me to judge Nate and Elena appropriately.
So now, not only can you watch pixelated footage of bored teenagers muttering in their bedrooms, you can also find out exactly where in the world that bedroom is.Hovering over these popular streams will reveal the locations of all those who've tuned in around the world, adding to the creep-factor.Don't expect too much however – our first go with the map revealed the most popular stream in the UK to be nothing more than shaky footage of a cow in a field.The map has been around for some time but saw a global launch on May 18 and can be found under the Apps in the left navigation bar on your Facebook timeline.It's certainly a novel way to discover live video feeds, if a little unsettling.comments powered by Disqus
VIZIO Gold BoxVIZIO makes some of our readers favorite sound bars, so if you have any TVs in your home that could use an audio upgrade, today s Amazon Gold Box is a can t miss opportunity.Inside, you ll find four refurbished VIZIO sound bars appropriate for different situations.For example, this $60, 29" model would be perfect for a bedroom TV, while a 38" alternative with a wireless subwoofer is a great value for $100.Just note that like all Gold Box deals, these prices are only available today, or until sold out.Click here to learn more, and don t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.We want your feedback.
VIZIO Gold BoxVIZIO makes some of our readers favorite sound bars, so if you have any TVs in your home that could use an audio upgrade, today s Amazon Gold Box is a can t miss opportunity.Inside, you ll find four refurbished VIZIO sound bars appropriate for different situations.For example, this $60, 29" model would be perfect for a bedroom TV, while a 38" alternative with a wireless subwoofer is a great value for $100.Just note that like all Gold Box deals, these prices are only available today, or until sold out.Click here to learn more, and don t forget to sign up for our email newsletter.We want your feedback.
You ll be guided through a series of steps, which include entering your loved one s account info — meaning they ll probably need to be there when you re setting it up.Once that s done, you can switch back and forth between accounts by saying, Alexa, switch profile.In the kitchenSince your hands are often covered in food or busy chopping, Alexa can be a big help in the kitchen, whether you need her to set a timer for 10 minutes or convert ounces to cups.In the bedroomAlexa is more than willing to help you start and end your day.To edit existing alarms and change the tone, or to get Jason Schwartzman s sleepy voice to coax you from your slumber, you can go to the Alexa app.The Echo, Dot, and other Amazon devices can also tell you what s on your Google Calendar, or you can add an event.
TypicalWe're not going to berate you for being wrong, because there's no denying that this rather odd structure looks exactly like a flying saucer stranded at sea.Everything from its central bulge to flat outer disc screams UFO, which is, unsurprisingly, why creator Jet Capsule has called it an Unidentified Floating Object.We can however assure you that the Saturn-like structure is strictly limited to the safe ish salty waters of planet Earth, and any resemblance to a giant collared R2-D2 going for swim is purely coincidental, and byproduct of your overstimulated imagination.Well, a floating house to be more precise.Apart from that though, there s something to be said for waking up to a glorious display of tropical fish surrounding your bedroom, before eating pancakes surrounded by the glittering emerald beauty of the ocean.Granted, we ll be the first to cower below deck hugging our blankets and crying during a particularly nasty storm, but given that it s only a prototype and yet to hit Kickstarter at the time of writing, we can hold back those tears a little while longer.
The Facebook billionaire and reported pesky neighbor appears to be turning his Palo Alto estate into a fully-formed compound by razing four neighboring homes and building four smaller structures—including one that could be a damn doomsday bunker.According to planning documents filed with the Palo Alto Planning and Community department, His Zuckness plans to bulldoze the four neighboring houses, which he bought for around $30 million, and replace them with smaller, updated versions.One of the structures, as pointed out by the New York Post, sounds awfully like a panic room-style bunker.Zuck bought his five bedroom home in 2011 for $7 millionand started buying up his neighbors homes in 2013, reportedly after he learned a developer planned to build a house tall enough to have a view of his master bedroom.Neighbors were also irritated by the constant jackhammers and the sidewalks being torn up to install new fiber optic cables for Zuck s home.Facebook did not reply to questions about Zuckerberg s plans for the property.
Gates intends to use the results to breed—and eventually introduce—climate-adapted super coral to the ocean to help bring the world s ailing reefs back to life.This urgency led Gates to team up with marine ecologist Madeleine van Oppen in Australia on a five-year project, funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen whose company Vulcan supports projects to promote ocean health and conservation , to engage in human-assisted evolution.For decades, a Honolulu bedroom community on its shores allowed sewage and storm runoff to foul the ocean, triggering the growth of bubble algae that all but smothered colonies under stinky green mats.The University of Hawaii team will be sequencing the genomes of the five main coral species in the bay to pinpoint the genes that best equip corals for the rigors of climate change.But just look at the projected temperature in 2030, 2040.Let s put our energy and resources into something that we know will make a difference—cutting carbon, says Jokiel, who fears that focusing on rescuing reefs could divert attention from the real work of tackling global warming.
Bright and early Thursday at 5:30 a.m.ET, NASA will blow up a giant inflatable habitat on the International Space Station ISS .The $18 million dollar habitat, called the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module BEAM will be the star of a NASA live-stream as it expands into space.As BEAM expands, NASA will also host a live Q on Facebook and an AMA on Reddit.The pod was sent to the ISS in April aboard SpaceX s Dragon spaceship.The goal of the habitat, which will expand to about 6 feet long and 8 feet wide the size of a small bedroom is to give astronauts larger, more comfortable places to live on space missions, in particular ones headed to Mars.Over the next two years, sensors will measure how well the structure maintains safe temperature, pressure, and radiation levels, according to Popular Science.Starting on June 2, astronauts on board the ISS will routinely enter the module to keep track of how it performs in the harsh space environment, Wired reports.At the end of the two years, BEAM will be robotically jettisoned back down to Earth.Expandable habitats take up much less space on a rocket than what we use now, and also provide a "varying degree of protection from solar and cosmic radiation, space debris, atomic oxygen, ultraviolet radiation and other elements in space.If the inflatable habitat holds up to the test of time and space , it will make sending large habitats into space cheaper and easier.So check it out.
What do you do when on-demand just isn t fast enough?Airbnb lets users book a stay in someone else s home with a few clicks, or a few taps on a smartphone.They want a room now — in 45 seconds or less.That s where Overnight comes in.The Los Angeles-based startup is bringing its same-day booking platform to San Francisco on Thursday, allowing procrastinators and spontaneous travelers to find a place to stay instantly.It is a growing trend where people are booking more and more and more spontaneous, last-minute trips, CEO and co-founder Asher Hunt said.That action broadcasts a request to hosts registered nearby, who decide then and there whether to make their couch or spare bedroom available for the night.They just turn it on like Uber and have the option of making money that night or not.Hunt says he encountered a need for such a service while traveling between Los Angeles and San Francisco and struggling to book last-minute accommodations.
As institutions and governments around the world continue to push for greater hacking protections while also pursuing stronger surveillance powers, China is opting for a quantum encryption solution which could soon see it sending unhackable communications worldwide.As IBTimes puts it, if two people share a message encrypted by a key made up of quantum particles, if a third person intercepts it, that key will change in an unpredictable way.The nation has almost completed construction of a 1,240 mile quantum network between Beijing and Shanghai, with plans to utilize the network to send sensitive diplomatic data and military information, though its use may be expanded in the future.The U.S., Japan, Canada, and several governments in Europe are all pushing to develop networks of their own.While the countries involved have mentioned hackers as the reason they are developing such secretive networks, it seems likely that the hacking worries relate to other nations, not bedroom coders with inquisitive minds.In recent years the U.S. and China, among other nations, have sparred with one another in the press about ongoing cyber warfare between them.
There's potentially exciting news for bedroom coders everywhere, as it appears that Google could be soon releasing a version of Android that works on the Raspberry Pi 3.Such a move would be a big deal, as it would provide a well supported operating system for the tiny computer – and bring with it an easy-to-use interface, and potentially millions of apps too.Which would be perfect for "Internet of Things" type gadgets.Spec-wise, it would also be a good fit.As for Google's motivations, it presumably thinks that expanding the Android eco-system to a place where kids can learn to code would be a good thing, and also that providing a platform that can compete with the Windows 10 Internet of Things platform, which can also run on the Pi 3, would also make strategic sense in the battle with Microsoft.It'll be interesting to see if it goes anywhere – and if soon the Raspberry Pi "NOOBS" installer will add Android to its list of potential operating systems.
There's potentially exciting news for bedroom coders everywhere, as it appears that Google could be soon releasing a version of Android that works on the Raspberry Pi 3.Such a move would be a big deal, as it would provide a well supported operating system for the tiny computer – and bring with it an easy-to-use interface, and potentially millions of apps too.Which would be perfect for "Internet of Things" type gadgets.Spec-wise, it would also be a good fit.As for Google's motivations, it presumably thinks that expanding the Android eco-system to a place where kids can learn to code would be a good thing, and also that providing a platform that can compete with the Windows 10 Internet of Things platform, which can also run on the Pi 3, would also make strategic sense in the battle with Microsoft.It'll be interesting to see if it goes anywhere – and if soon the Raspberry Pi "NOOBS" installer will add Android to its list of potential operating systems.
Following last week s failed effort, NASA has now managed to inflate its experimental habitat attached to the International Space Station ISS .It took astronaut Jeffrey Williams seven hours of opening and closing the module s air valve – plus some help at the end from internal air tanks – to get it fully expanded to five times its original size.That s six hours longer than it should ve taken, but after Thursday s aborted attempt, engineers didn t want to take any chances during the procedure.A significant milestone has been accomplished pic.twitter.com/xPvQHPFRkS— Bigelow Aerospace @BigelowSpace May 28, 2016About the size of a small bedroom, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module BEAM will be tested over the next two years for its safety and durability in the hope that the technology could one day be used to build self-sufficient orbiting outposts or even accommodation for visitors to the moon and Mars.The pod comprises several layers of tough fabric, including a bullet-resistant polymer called Vectran, which its creators say should be able to withstand hazards such as space debris, extreme temperatures, and radiation.According to Bigelow Aerospace, it was friction within these layers, apparently caused by the way the pod had been stored, that prevented the module from properly inflating on Thursday.
Reuters – Astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Saturday inflated an experimental fabric module that may provide a less expensive and safer option for housing crews during long stays in space, a NASA TV broadcast showed.Designed and built by privately owned Bigelow Aerospace, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, is the first inflatable habitat to be tested with astronauts in space.Las Vegas-based Bigelow Aerospace previously flew two unmanned prototypes.They also may provide astronauts with better radiation protection.NASA is looking at future inflatable modules to be used by crews on three-year missions to the planet Mars.Working from inside the space station, astronaut Jeff Williams began inflating BEAM shortly after 9 a.m. by opening a valve to release air into the module.Williams told flight controllers he heard short popping sounds, which NASA commentator Dan Huot said were stitches inside the module ripping apart as designed when BEAM began to expand.That is good news, astronaut Jessica Meir radioed to Williams from Mission Control in Houston.Over the next seven hours, Williams continued to feed bursts of air into BEAM until it gradually unfurled.Eight tanks of air inside the module then opened to fully inflate BEAM to the size of a small bedroom, a 10-fold increase in volume.Williams and his crewmates will wait about a week before entering the module to install radiation, temperature and other sensors, NASA said.An initial attempt to inflate BEAM on Thursday failed, most likely because of friction within the module s layers of fabric, foam and reinforced outer covering, NASA said.NASA plans to keep BEAM attached to the station, a $100 billion research laboratory that flies about 250 miles 400 km above Earth, for two years to see how it fares in the harsh environment of space.Bigelow Aerospace aims to fly inflatable space modules 20 times larger than BEAM that can be leased out to companies and research organizations.Editing By Frank McGurty, Editing by Franklin Paul
Pic: NASA TVNASA has successfully inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station, two days after running into problems during the first attempt.The operation to expand and pressurise the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, took much longer than expected, stretching over three days - but victory, when it came, was sweet.Enough air finally seeped inside so that the white pod could stretch to its full 13ft 3.96m in length and 10.5ft 3.2m in diameter - the volume equivalent to a small bedroom.Internal air tanks provided the final pressurisation to complete the job.Bigelow Aerospace, based in Las Vegas, hopes BEAM will be a precursor to moon and Mars habitats, and orbiting tourist hotels.Its founder Robert Bigelow, a hotel entrepreneur, is reported to be already is working on a pair of private inflatable space stations that "could fly in a few years".
This event will feature devices that allow users to Move, Explore, and Create - that could mean a lot of things.We can expect plenty of Summer-aimed products for this event.Devices that'll go with you as you leave your apartment or basement or bedroom this warm season to exercise your body and allow your lungs to be filled with real, unfiltered oxygen from the great outdoors.Samsung will also likely bring out their IconX wireless earbuds with all sorts of fun abilities like smart tracking and touch controls and media storage and more.And don't forget this little gem.No matter how you slice it, SlashGear will be bringing you the news up to the minute - complete with images and video to make your early adopter experience as fulfilling as possible.
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