in Order to be able to understand who Vladimir Putin is, you must first know where he came from.The New York Times Moscow correspondent Steven Lee Meyers has built a broad portrait of the eastern neighbour of the master.the Book explains how the background stay in strasbourg to block, colourless but the peak always faithful intelligence service of the third series of officers became russia's new tsar.the Book begins with putin's grandfather who put the food themselves to Stalin and still managed to survive.putin's childhood home was a 17-square of the joint housing unattractive in the floor of the house.Judo saved from being bad for you.
Closing the gap between what Apple's iPad offers for content-creators looking to replace their laptop with a tablet, Android N's ability to show two apps on-screen simultaneously will bring a new degree of usability for hybrids like Google's own Pixel C. Meanwhile, there'll be changes to how notifications are managed in Android N too.On Android N tablets, there'll be the ability to float a second window - picture-in-picture style - so that you can carry on watching a video, holding a video call, or monitoring Twitter while simultaneously doing something else on your slate.Unlike Apple's iOS, however, multi-window won't be limited to tablets, and will instead be supported on phones.You'll be able to split the screen in two - the line runs across the center of the screen when you're holding it in portrait orientation - and then pick from other apps to have displayed at the same time.For notifications, meanwhile, there'll be more granular control over what shows up in your status bar.Tablets running Android have, though often equipped with keyboard, struggled when it comes to multitasking in comparison.
All Images: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRIPluto may be long gone, but NASA s New Horizons spacecraft is by no means finished with the outer solar system.For the second time, New Horizons has observed 1994 JR1, a 90-mile wide Kuiper Belt Object KBO that orbits over 3 billion miles from the sun.Here was JR1 back in November:And here it is last month, from a distance of just 69 million miles:The latest observations allowed the New Horizons science team to start fleshing out a portrait of the lonely space rock.We can now pinpoint the location of JR1 to within 600 miles, giving us our most precise KBO orbit to date.Indeed, these are our first tantalizing glimpses of a mysterious realm whose existence astronomers only learned of a few decades ago.You can think of the Kuiper Belt as a vast cryobank, filled with primordial chunks of rock that have not been touched or transformed since the birth of the solar system.
North Korea released a new official portrait of dictator Kim Jong Un last week — and it was highly unusual in that it showed no signs of being touched up with Photoshop.It didn t stay that way for long.The Internet soon took over, with reddit leading the way in a classic Photoshop battle giving the young dictator the makeover he never wanted.Here are some of the best:There were several Kim Jong Trumps, likely in response to the presumed Republican nominee saying earlier this year that the young dictator deserves credit for taking control of the nation after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il:Netzfund aus der "Edit Kim Jong Un Challenge"There were also some Potatoheads:Characters from games, comics and animation:And, of course, Kim Jong Kardashian:
Bell ASU , and M. Wolff Space Science Institute Mars is nearing its closest approach to us in a decade, so Hubble took that opportunity to capture a brand new up-close look at the red planet.The planetary portrait reveals the Martian surface so closely that researchers were able to make out details just 20 miles across.Particularly notable were changes in the observed ice on Mars surface and large forming cloud banks, like that big blue glow drifting over the right middle section of the plant.What we re catching here is a detailed look at how the changing of the seasons looks on Mars.In fact, knowing about those seasons was key to the recent discovery water s existence on the planet.Of particular note is a rapid retreat of the planet s polar ice cap in its northern hemisphere, due to the Martian summer.
Specifically, I asked company CEO/Founder Stacy DeBroff about the fact that when I Google the term average age a child receives a cell phone at least one report from 2015 pins the age at 6 or 7 years, not 10 although there is some speculation out there about the legitimacy of that other report originally conducted by someone called vouchercloud .She continued by saying that she felt like, in the past, mobile phones were merely used by kids to have voice contact with their parents.These days, kids increasingly use them for a host of activities beyond simple contact with parents like games or productivity, enabled by smartphones.DeBroff replied that that was in order to maintain consistency with the 2012 report for which this was a follow up.I also should note that Influence Central is a marketing agency — and their interpretation of the data is that kids mobile savvy is an important behavior for brands to consider as they think about how to communicate with them both now and in the future.It is somewhat sad to me that my nostalgic memory of childhood—digging in the dirt, riding bikes or playing soccer, unattended, in the street—could be replaced by a portrait of kids who look just like their parents with their noses buried in a smartphone.
This morning at Google I/O 2016 the company showed Chrome OS's newest ability - running Android apps via Google Play.In this, Google expands the reach of Android apps to a whole new cross-section of laptop users and Chrome OS-lovers, making way for new Android apps for personal, work, and/or educational use.Google has begun lying out the requirements - and benefits - of creating an Android app for Chrome or optimizing an already-made Android app for use on a Chromebook.• Keyboard, mouse, and touch input will seamlessly work together• Users will get Android notifications on their Chromebooks• Android apps benefit from the Wifi or Bluetooth connectivity setup by the user or the administrator• File sharing is seamless between Chrome and Android apps through the Files app• Performance of demanding apps such as games or design apps is excellentMulti-window mode will be supported.As such, developers have been shown the following examples:• Portrait: Similar to Nexus 5• Landscape: Similar to Nexus 9• Maximized: Similar to Nexus 9 aspect ratio but uses all available screen pixels• Maximized touch view: For convertible Chromebooks, allows you to use the full screen of the device but with no window decorationsAndroid apps on Chromebooks will initially ship with Marshmallow APIs, according to Google.According to Google's Reto Meier, this Android apps on Chromebooks feature will be made available to devlopers in early June as part of the M53 developer build.
Bell ASU , and M. Wolff Space Science Institute NASA s Hubble telescope has captured what might be one of the most stunning images of Mars we ve ever seen.It reveals a red planet as we ve never seen it before - a dynamic seasonal planet from Mars frosty polar ice caps to its stunning cloud coverage.Bell ASU , and M. Wolff Space Science Institute That large dark circle on the bottom left is Hella Planitia basin, a titanic asteroid crater measuring 1,100 miles across and five miles deep it s unlike anything we have on Earth.Bell ASU , and M. Wolff Space Science Institute On the right you can see a highly concentrated collection of weather activity hovering above Syrtis Major Planitia, a huge ancient inactive shield volcano.Curiosity rover captured this haunting image of what a sunset looks like on Mars revealing its hazy atmosphere and questioning our assumptions on what the surface of an alien world looks like.NASAMeanwhile scientist at Caltech have been hard at work trying to understand Mars magnetic properties.
GIFThere s precious little in the first actual footage from Disney s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, but there s a glimpse of Emma Watson as Belle and some mightily familiar sets and music.We also hear voices that sound like Cogsworth Ian McKellan and Lumiere Ewan McGregor .Along with the reminder that this movie takes place in France, but only the candelabra has a French accent.And nothing hits you right in the nostalgia than a shot of that ballroom paired with the iconic music.And the claws going through the family portrait promise a very faithful-to-the-cartoon adaptation.
Virgin Queen under threat: Detail of The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I. Pic: Royal Museums GreenwichRoyal Museums Greenwich has launched an appeal to save for the nation a fine reminder of when England's dealings with Europe involved not referendums but hostile navies at the receiving end of righteous storm and cannon fire.A reminder of the good old days click for aggrandisement .Image: Royal Museums GreenwichThe Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I has for over 400 years been in the possession of the Tyrwhitt-Drake family, descendants of the famed Sir Frances Drake, who may have commissioned the work.True patriots are warned it could "even go overseas" - a terrible fate indeed for the Virgin Queen.Kevin Fewster, director of Royal Museums Greenwich, said: Royal Museums Greenwich has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire this remarkable portrait of Elizabeth I, so that it can be permanently shown in a public collection for the first time in its history, and safeguard its future.Here's Christine Riding, Head of Arts at Royal Museums Greenwich, explaining just why Liz I is decked out in so many pearls:The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I is currently on show at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
Netflix New Movies June 2016June is going to be a great month for fans of popular TV shows with Netflix subscriptions.Not the most exciting month, but the Netflix original series should help tide you over until July.Check out the full list of additions for June 2016 below:June 1st7 Chinese Brothers 2015 72 Cutest Animals: Season 172 Dangerous Places: Season 1A Walk to Remember 2002 Big Stone Gap 2014 Bob Ross: Beauty is Everywhere 1990 Breaking the Magician s Code: Magic s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed: Seasons 1-2Cold in July 2014 Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land On The Moon?2001 Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution 2015 Dis Honesty: The Truth About Lies 2015 El Libro de Piedra 1969 Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2007 Extraordinary Tales 2015 The Fear of 13 2015 Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez 2015 Gentlemen and Gangsters: Season 1The Good Witch: Season 1The Great Alone 2015 Hadwin s Judgement 2015 J. Edgar 2011 Jaco 2015 Janis: Little Girl Blue 2015 Jurassic Park 1993 Jurassic Park III 2001 Lion Heart 2013 The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 Meadowland 2015 The Odd Couple II 1998 Off Camera: Series 1Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages 2015 Pokémon: XY: Kalos Quest: Season 2Portrait of a Serial Monogamist 2015 The Resurrection of Jake the Snake 2015 Rock the Kasbah 2015 Sam Klemke s Time Machine 2015 Second Coming 2014 Tab Hunter Confidential 2015 UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever Caught on Tape 1997 Underdogs 2013 What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy 2015 Wildlike 2014 June 2ndBeauty & the Beast: Season 3Hibana: SparkPretty Little Liars: Season 6June 3rdBo Burnham: Make HappyJune 6thDarkweb 2015 June 7thEvery Thing Will Be Fine 2015 Jarhead 3: The Siege 2016 June 10thLego Friends: The Power of Friendship: Season 2Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 1June 11thMe Him Her 2016 Scandal: Season 5June 12thAlready Tomorrow in Hong Kong 2015 June 14thThe League: Season 7June 15thAfter The Spill 2015 Boom Bust Boom 2016 The Giver 2014 In the Shadow of the Moon 2007 Naz & Maalik 2015 Night Owls 2015 Poverty, Inc. 2014 Top Spin 2015 TransFatty Lives 2015 June 16thBeing Mary Jane: Season 3Marvel s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3The Unborn 2009 June 17thAll Hail King Julien: Season 3Orange is the New Black: Season 4June 18thCedar Cove: Season 3Grey s Anatomy: Season 12June 19thBunk d: Season 1I Am Thor 2015 June 20thLife Story: Series 1The Making of Life StoryJune 21stBest Friends Whenever: Season 1June 22ndSin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014 Spotlight 2015 June 24thDragons: Race to the Edge: Season 3The Fundamentals of Caring 2016 Justin Time GO!June 27thCronies 2015 June 29thLife 2015 June 30thA Very Secret Service: Season 1Palio 2015 T ERROR 2015 Check back soon for a full list of the shows being removed from Netflix.
If you re one of the 128.3 million Americans who travel to work every day, chances are that your commute sucks.Dragging yourself out of bed is horrible enough, but couple that with traffic, construction, delays, ill-mannered drivers, poorly-constructed bike lanes, and the fact that your favorite podcast is slowly going downhill—slumping into your office chair is a relief.And yet, Mark Evans has managed to make that collective experience bewitching—beautiful, even.The commute data is accurate down to the neighborhood, so you get a pretty precise portrait of relatively long LA commutes.On the other hand, Evans s commute his pretty simple—he s currently retraining himself as a data scientist, and usually works from an Ann Arbor, Michigan, coffee shop just a few miles down the road from his home.Take a gander at one of those green dots below, in the map of commuters traveling between zero and 100 miles from the Mitten State s Washtenaw County.
As part of its recent global advertising campaign, Getty Images has teamed up with Brazilian ad agency AlmapBBDO to create one of the most impressive collections of advertisements we ve come across.Called Endless Possibilities, the ad campaign uses Getty Images massive archive of stock photos to re-create portraits of four famous people, using photos of random people s faces.The four faces reconstructed from random stock photos are those of Prince Charles, Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama, and Angela Merkel.Below are the resulting portraits:The idea behind the ad campaign was to show off how much variety Getty Images stock portfolio has to offer.There are 25,000 genes that made every human being unique with the right combination.Every intricate detail of the portraits was the result of a massive search, Oksenberg added.
This is the second edition of what was introduced a couple years ago - a wearable fitness band with a portrait-style display.Maybe we'll get a few new colors and some new connections this time!Previous images have shown the watch to come with easily detachable bands, allowing interchangeable looks to roll out for the device down the line.This rumor festival - which you can catch courtesy of Tizen Cafe - also suggests the watch may be coming as soon as June.That'd be earlier than we'd expect such a device to be coming, if only because generally Samsung releases these sorts of things at the same time as their smartphones.The next Samsung smartphone - hero phone, that is - that's likely to be released is the Samsung Galaxy Note 6, which we're expecting in September during IFA - right around the 1st of September, if we're being especially picky.
The streaming service announced Monday that, in September, its becoming the exclusive U.S. pay TV home for the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar.There are plenty of new titles coming in June as well, including A Walk To Remember, Spotlight and even the Jurassic Park trilogy.June 1 7 Chinese Brothers 2015 72 Cutest Animals Season 1 72 Dangerous Places Season 1 A Walk to Remember 2002 Big Stone Gap 2014 Bob Ross: Beauty is Everywhere 1990 Breaking the Magician s Code Season 1-2 Cold in July 2014 Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land On The Moon?2001 Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution 2015 Dis Honesty: The Truth About Lies 2015 El Libro de Piedra 1969 Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2007 Extraordinary Tales 2015 The Fear of 13 2015 Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garci a Ma rquez 2015 Gentlemen and Gangsters Season 1 The Good Witch Season 1 The Great Alone 2015 Hadwin s Judgement 2015 J. Edgar 2011 Jaco 2015 Janis: Little Girl Blue 2015 Jurassic Park 1993 Jurassic Park III 2001 Lion Heart 2013 The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 Meadowland 2015 The Odd Couple II 1998 Off Camera Series 1 Poke mon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages 2015 Poke mon: XY: Kalos Quest Season 2 Portrait of a Serial Monogamist 2015 The Resurrection of Jake the Snake 2015 Rock the Kasbah 2015 Sam Klemke s Time Machine 2015 Second Coming 2014 Tab Hunter Confidential 2015 UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever Caught on Tape 1997 Underdogs 2013 What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy 2015 Wildlike 2014 June 2 Beauty & the Beast Season 3 Hibana: Spark Netflix Original Pretty Little Liars Season 6 June 3 Bo Burnham: Make Happy Netflix Original June 6 Darkweb 2015 June 7 Every Thing Will Be Fine 2015 Jarhead 3: The Seige 2016 June 10 LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship Season 2, Netflix Original Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 1, Netflix Original June 11 Me Him Her 2016 Scandal Season 5 June 12 Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong 2015 June 14 The League Season 7 June 15 After The Spill 2015 Boom Bust Boom 2016 The Giver 2014 In the Shadow of the Moon 2007 Naz & Maalik 2015 Night Owls 2015 Poverty, Inc. 2014 Top Spin 2015 TransFatty Lives 2015 June 16 Being Mary Jane Season 3 Marvel s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Season 3 The Unborn 2009 June 17 All Hail King Julien Season 3, Netflix Original Orange is the New Black Season 4, Netflix Original June 18 Cedar Cove Season 3 Grey s Anatomy Season 12 June 19 Bunk d Season 1 I Am Thor 2015 June 20 Life Story Series 1 The Making of Life Story June 21 Best Friends Whenever Season 1June 22 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014 Spotlight 2015 June 24 Dragons: Race to the Edge Season 3, Netflix Original The Fundamentals of Caring 2016, Netflix Original Justin Time GO!Netflix Original June 27 Cronies 2015 June 29 Life 2015 June 30 A Very Secret Service Season 1, Netflix Original Palio 2015 T Error 2015
Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Square and Twitter, poses for a portrait at Black Velvet Espresso on April 11, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.Photograph: Fairfax Media via Getty ImagesThe rumours are true: Twitter is going to stop counting photos and videos in its 140-character limit.Once the feature is switched on – the company hasn t set an exact date – media attachments including photos, gifs, videos, polls and quoted tweets basically, anything added to a tweet that isn t a pasted-in link won t count towards the 140-character limit.And even if the replies are created that way, being able to self-retweet means that users can still encourage dogpiling – sorry, share their wonderful insights – the old-fashioned way.We re focused on making Twitter a whole lot easier and faster.That concept of brevity, speed and live conversation – being able to think of something and put it out to the world instantly – that s what s most important.
Three years ago, Geometrical sought to end the era of terrible mobile tripods.In the three years since the original Pocket Tripod s release, the most requested feature has been to make a new version that supported smartphones with cases around them.Being the entrepreneurial souls they are, Geometrical teamed up with several smartphone case manufacturers to create an entirely new lineup of Pocket Tripods capable of fitting almost any smartphone and case combination you can throw its way.Pending stretch goals on Kickstarter, the Geometrical team hopes to produce Pocket Tripods with mounting plates as small as 5.5mm and as large as 12.5mm.Likewise, they feature a smooth tilt feature that will make sure your device stays still whether in portrait or landscape orientation.The campaign has already blown past its initial $6,000 funding goal an understatement since the company has raised nearly $50,000, with still 41 days to go , so it shouldn t be a matter of if, but when.
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The travel kit includes the M.Zuiko ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 Micro Four Thirds lens, which is equivalent to a 28-300mm on a full-frame 35mm camera.That versatile zoom is paired with a M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8 34mm equivalent fixed pancake lens for capturing wide views.But the biggest advantage of the pancake option isn t the wide angle which is already covered by the zoom lens but the bright f/1.8 aperture that will be a big boost for shooting inside dark museums or simply blurring out the background.Olympus applied the same concept to the portrait lens kit.It doesn t include a zoom but prioritizes depth-of-field with longer lenses and wide apertures.Both lenses have a f/1.8 aperture, with a 45mm 90mm equivalent for wider shots or narrower shooting spaces, and the 75mm 150mm full frame equivalent for extra reach.
A new computer display has landed on Indiegogo that is designed to be portable and specifically made to function in bright outdoor spaces called Paperlike.It's not going to be ideal for watching video or viewing images, but for surfing the web, typing, or doing general computer work, it will be ideal.Portrait and landscape modes are supported.If you were hoping for a cheap solution, you may be disappointed with the $799 Indiegogo price.The retail price is listed at $995 making this more expensive than many standard monitors on the market today.Most crowdfunding sites, like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, have policies about what happens to your money if the project fails to deliver on its goals, but choosing to back a project is inevitably a risk.