The sound output on Amazon’s Echo is fine for casual background music, but it’s not worth much for any critical listening.But now that both Google and Apple have speakers that can pump out some serious tunes, it seems Amazon is starting to take sound seriously.Pocket-Lint caught an Amazon UK listing showing off an unannounced Echo Sub – it seems someone posted it too early – listed at £75 (~ 99 USD, but gadget prices don’t usually follow exchange rates tightly).The cloth-covered speaker features a 6-inch woofer being fed 100W of power, which should translate to signficantly deeper bass than what any of the existing Echos are capable of, especially considering the woofer is dedicated exclusively to the low end.But wait, there’s more: The listing also points out that the Sub is compatible with a stereo pair of Echos.That’s notable because, well, you can’t actually pair two Echos in stereo mode right now.
After weeks of speculation, Apple put the rumors to rest last week when it released its latest additions to the iPhone family.With prices starting at $749, $999 and $1,099, has Apple convinced you that one of its new models will be your next smartphone?Although pricey, they're serious upgrades.The iPhone XR, XS and XS Max claim to be 15 percent faster than last year's iPhone, thanks to the new A12 Bionic processor.The camera has also improved from the already killer iPhone X.Apple introduced new color options too.
But by the end of Apple's big fall hardware event on Sept. 12, it seemed like the new Apple Watch Series 4 had stolen the show.Four years and five versions since its September 2014 unveiling, the Apple Watch isn't just among the best-selling smartwatches, it's said to be the top-selling watch brand, period.So how is Apple enticing existing users to upgrade -- and new users to take the first-time plunge?Many of the beneficiaries are younger, seemingly healthy users who would've never suspected they had any kind of serious medical issues in the first place.Heather Hendershot was on the couch watching TV with her husband when her Apple Watch started beeping.After monitoring her heart rate overnight with the same results, Hendershot decided to take a precautionary visit to urgent care in Topeka, Kansas the next morning.
The gun rights activist who waged a very public legal war over the right to freely distribute 3D-printed gun schematics over the internet is facing serious charges that have nothing to do with firearms.According to a law enforcement press conference today, Cody Wilson, 30, is believed to have traveled to Taipei after learning that he was under investigation for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old.Wilson, who travels frequently, also missed his scheduled return flight.According to an affidavit filed on Wednesday, Wilson is charged with the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in Travis County, Texas.The affidavit describes how Wilson, an Austin resident, began communicating with the alleged victim under the handle “Sanjuro” using the website “SugarDaddyMeet.com.”The two continued talking via iMessage and Wilson allegedly identified himself to the victim and mentioned that he was a “big deal,” prompting her to find his name featured in recent news stories.
We love streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video as much as anyone, but if you’re serious about getting the maximum possible image quality from that brand new 4K TV, you’re still going to need a disc.It may seem like a throwback to last decade, but the fact is, the only way to get the maximum fidelity out of your favorite films and TV shows at present is to watch them on Ultra HD Blu-ray.With fantastic image and audio processing and support for both HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR formats, this affordable Sony player is a great option for those looking to take their home theater to the next level.For how well it renders the picture and sound of your favorite content, the X700 is a remarkably non-descript device to look at.A simple black box with an angled lower section and a silver Sony logo on the front, the player is designed to blend in among all your other home theater components.The remote has big buttons that are easy to see, and we like its compact form factor and reliance on a style of batteries we typically have around — some other players use large watch batteries, and that’s just annoying.
the Swedish work environment authority has found a new serious deficiencies in the construction of tunnels to Bypass Stockholm.the Swedish transport administration must fix the problems before 30 september, otherwise it may have miljonböter and the work stopped, type SVT News, Stockholm.the Shortcomings found in the tunnels in the Lunda and the Johannelund, which starts in Vinsta and connects to the E18 motorway at Hjulsta.the Swedish work environment authority believes that the means of escape are inadequate, that the signs are not enough and räddningskamrarna is to get.the Work also draws criticism of an unmarked container with explosives that was found near a tunnelmynning.”I can confirm that we need to work more promptly with the Authority's observations on the means of escape in case of fire.
But by the end of Apple's big fall hardware event on Sept. 12, it seemed like the new Apple Watch Series 4 had stolen the show.Four years and five versions since its September 2014 unveiling, the Apple Watch isn't just among the best-selling smartwatches, it's said to be the top-selling watch brand, period.So how is Apple enticing existing users to upgrade -- and new users to take the first-time plunge?Many of the beneficiaries are younger, seemingly healthy users who would've never suspected they had any kind of serious medical issues in the first place.Heather Hendershot was on the couch watching TV with her husband when her Apple Watch started beeping.After monitoring her heart rate overnight with the same results, Hendershot decided to take a precautionary visit to urgent care in Topeka, Kansas the next morning.
In the arms race of ad blocking there’s clearly never a dull moment as efforts to block ads are combated by publisher and platform countermeasures trying to fox the blocks.This is why Adblock Plus maker, eyeo, says it’s getting more serious in how it tackles what it dubs “circumvention technologies” — by setting up an interdisciplinary team internally that’s devoted to countering the ad blocker blockers.It also says it wants the team to “work alongside publishers to develop user-friendly alternatives to so-called circumvention technology” — which, at the base level, boils down to trying to sell them on signing up its Acceptable Ads whitelist, aka the official way to circumvent its ad blocks (which also involves paying it a fee).Though it also talks about promoting other more ‘user-friendly’ alternatives to reinjecting ads (such as paywalls).It also says that effort was “somewhat siloed” — whereas now it’s confident its interdisciplinary taskforce is going to be more effective, claiming: “The results have already spoken for themselves.”One result that eyeo stands by (though it predates the creation of the taskforce) is successfully beating back Facebook’s efforts to slip its ads past Adblock Plus.
Yes, I know the company has a bajillion speakers already, but the focus so far has been on voice, not audio quality.CNBC reports the company is planning at least eight new devices including "a microwave oven, an amplifier, a receiver, a subwoofer, and an in-car gadget" powered by Alexa and due by the end of the year.Putting aside the car gadget and the microwave, improved sound quality looks to be a focus of this new line.Amazon isn't alone in having so-so performance, because -- barring the Google Home Max -- Google's own speakers have been fairly lackluster for listening to music, too.It wasn't until the Sonos One smart speaker that you could buy a speaker with Alexa (and eventually Google Assistant) that was actually enjoyable to listen to.Sonos has since embarked on a whole-home strategy, including the sort of devices that Amazon is rumored to be working on.
Facebook is recruiting — and it’s seeking to hire engineers and designers to assist its Silicon team with the process of crafting custom chips for augmented reality (AR) devices and applications.With speculation that the company is looking to release a pair of AR glasses in the near future, the recent news isn’t surprising, but it does tell us that the company is serious about taking Facebook into the next phase of reality.According to a report in The Information, Facebook has been looking for several different job positions over the past few days.The included description from the advertisement helps us to understand the direction in which the team is looking to take the project:“Facebook Silicon team is driving the state of the art forward with breakthrough work in computer vision, machine learning, mixed reality, graphics, displays, sensors, and new ways to map the human body.Our chips will enable AR devices where our real and virtual world will mix and match throughout the day.
Facial recognition technology presents myriad opportunities as well as risks, but it seems like the government tends to only consider the former when deploying it for law enforcement and clerical purposes.Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has written the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Trade Commission, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission telling them they need to get with the program and face up to the very real biases and risks attending the controversial tech.Other lawmakers and authorities have sent letters to various companies and CEOs or held hearings, but representatives for Sen. Harris explained that there is also a need to advance the issue within the government as well.Attention paid to agencies like the FTC and EEOC that are “responsible for enforcing fairness” is “a signal to companies that the cop on the beat is paying attention, and an indirect signal that they need to be paying attention too.What we’re interested in is the fairness outcome rather than one particular company’s practices.”If this research and the possibility of poorly controlled AI systems aren’t considered in the creation of rules and laws, or in the applications and deployments of the technology, serious harm could ensue.
Fortnite has become an inescapable part of pop culture over the course of 2018, and when something is shoved in your face at nearly every opportunity, there is a serious risk of becoming addicted to it.It seems that was the case for several unhappy couples, as the game has reportedly been cited in 200 divorce proceedings.According to the U.K.-based Divorce Online website, since January 1, there have been around 200 divorce petitions filed that list Fortnite addiction as a cited reason behind the decision.More generally, online-related addictions accounted for about 5 percent of all divorce petitions in the U.K. this year.“Addiction to drugs, alcohol, and gambling have often been cited as reasons for relationship breakdowns, but the dawn of the digital revolution has introduced new additions,” a spokesperson for Divorce Online said.This isn’t the first time video games have put strains on marriages, of course.
Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP, has been a controversial project since its debut.The need for the framework has been clear: the payloads of mobile pages can be just insane, what with layers and layers of images, Javascript, ad networks, and more slowing down page rendering time and costing users serious bandwidth on metered plans.Yet, the framework has been aggressively foisted on the community by Google, which has backed the project not just with technical talent, but also by making algorithmic changes to its search results that have essentially mandated that pages comply with the AMP project’s terms — or else lose their ranking on mobile searches.Even more controversially, as part of making pages faster, the AMP project uses caches of pages on CDNs — which are hosted by Google (and also Cloudflare now).That meant that Google’s search results would direct a user to an AMP page hosted by Google, effectively cutting out the owner of the content in the process.The project has been led by Malte Ubl, a senior staff engineer working on Google’s Javascript infrastructure projects, who has until now held effective unilateral control over the project.
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Many among us are already suffering from one or more health related problems.Technological advancements have made our generation negligent about their health which has resulted in adopting an unhealthy lifestyle.From senior citizens to toddlers, everyone is enjoying the privileges that technology has brought into our lives without thinking about its adverse effects on our human body.Lack of physical activity has resulted in constant recurring or chronic pain and many lifestyle diseases, whereas unhealthy lifestyle has resulted in unhealthy diet, consumption of alcohol and drugs, chronic diseases, obesity and a completely sedentary lifestyle.These are the problems that are linked with the way people live their lives by limiting or not doing enough physical activity and modifiable habits that impacts health in a serious way.Chronic pain can be though termed as one of such lifestyle disease which can affect your mental health and your day to day life.In this scenario, physiotherapy could serve as the best physical aid as compared to drugs and surgery, thereby improving an individual’s quality of life by examination, diagnosis and physical intervention.
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