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Smartwatches have become a new battlefield for many smartphone brands. Now, VIVO has entered the game. Today, VIVO officially launched its first VIVO WATCH. The ... The post VIVO WATCH Released: True Flagship Smartwatch With A Stylish Look appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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More specs for the Nikon Z6s and Z7s, the rumored full-frame mirrorless flagships, may have leaked with price tag hints.
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Trekking poles help provide stability while hiking on uneven terrain and level out the impact of a heavy pack. Here are our favorites.
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The joys of food, cooking, and eating become even sweeter when your kitchenware lasts a lifetime but doesn't take a lifetime to pay off.
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In late July, Mazda gave the 2021 CX-30 crossover a new name. The new version is now referred to as the CX-30 2.5 S, but it still came with a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 186 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. But now, Mazda is unveiling the 2021 CX-30 2.5 Turbo. The word ‘turbo’ means more power, and more … Continue reading
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Even if Sony hasn't got the cheapest next-gen offering, it's got the most appealing.
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By the time she stepped onto the red carpet at the VMAs in 2010, Lady Gaga was already one of the most recognisable people on the planet, famous for her show-stopping performances, outrageous interviews and game-changing pop tunes.Another reason Gaga was almost permanently in the headlines during that time was her outlandish fashion choices, and that year’s Video Music Awards saw her stepping out in what was probably her most iconic outfit to date... the meat dress.It’s now been 10 years since Gaga first donned the infamous dress, and it’s gone down in pop history as one of the most recognisable outfits of all time.But how much do we really know about the controversial ensemble that got the whole world talking?To mark the 10-year anniversary of Gaga’s meat dress, here are 15 facts about its history and its creation, as well as its legacy... 1. The dress was designed by Franc Fernandez, who has also worked with Scissor Sisters and BeyoncéBefore the meat dress took the world by storm, Franc’s biggest credit was designing one of the most famous outfits in Gaga’s Bad Romance music video – which she collected Video Of The Year for in 2010.2. Seriously, how much of it was actually made of meat?The whole thing. The dress, bag and even Gaga’s teenie little beret were all made from Argentinian beef, bought from the go-to butcher of Franc Fernandez (who originally hails from Argentina) in Los Angeles.3. Because of the material, there was no time for an actual fitting, so the first time Gaga put it on her body was actually at the VMAsFranc told HuffPost shortly after the VMAs: “We didn’t get a chance to have a fitting. The only time she had it on was for the VMAs. Only when I saw it in the monitor did I know it would be big.”In fact, Gaga didn’t even arrive at the event wearing the meat dress, but changed into it during the ceremony.4. Gaga’s intention behind the meat dress was to make a political statementThe meat dress was intended as Gaga’s protest against the US military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy on sexuality, which was still in effect in 2010. Prior to changing into the meat dress, the singer walked the red carpet with gay veterans as her guests.She later told Ellen DeGeneres: “If we don’t stand up for what we believe in and if we don’t fight for our rights... pretty soon we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones.”5. The meat dress got plenty of attention from the celebs in attendance at the VMAs that yearGaga collected her Video Of The Year award from Cher, commenting on stage: “I never thought I’d be asking Cher to hold my meat purse.We have to say, we’re big fans of this iconic photo of Gaga with a then-burgeoning Drake, in the audience, too. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) on Oct 16, 2019 at 3:02pm PDT6. The 2010 VMAs was a big night for Little Monsters – and not just because of the meat dressNot only did Gaga steal the show on the red carpet, Gaga took home eight awards on the night, for her Bad Romance and Telephone music videos, including the awards show’s top prize, Video Of The Year.After being awarded Video Of The Year, she announced her then-upcoming album would be called Born This Way, and performed a short – but still ever so slightly awkward – acapella blast of the title track during her acceptance speech.7. Yes, the dress did smell a bit“Gaga said it smelled good,” the designer told MTV. “It had a sweet smell.”Grim.He added: “It hadn’t been sitting out for more than five hours. And it’s not a heavy gross meat.” 8. The dress also had its own unusual method of transportation to keep it fresh“I had a little cooler that I carried it in,” Franc Fernandez later said. “Its own little coffin.”Franc said after the VMAs: “While it was being made it was refrigerated, [worked on] and then refrigerated [again]. It took a span of two days on and off. Maybe three with sourcing and getting materials and everything.”9. Gaga followed the VMAs by recording an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, still wearing the meat dressThis was only the second time that Gaga wore the meat dress, something which Ellen – a devout vegan – made no secret of her discomfort about.At the end of the interview, Ellen presented her guest with a bikini made out of vegetables, which curiously enough, we never actually saw Gaga trying on. 10. And unsurprisingly, the animal rights activists over at Peta were less than impressed with the meat dressThey said: “In her line of business, Lady Gaga has a hard time being ‘over the top’, and wearing a dress made from cuts of dead cows is offensive enough to bring comment, but someone should whisper in her ear that there are more people upset by butchery than impressed by it – and that means a lot of young people will not be buying her records if she keeps it up.“Meat is the decomposing flesh of an abused animal who didn’t want to die, and after being under the TV lights, it would smell like the rotting flesh that it is and likely be crawling with maggots – not too attractive, really.” 11. But despite Peta’s reaction, others were more taken with the meat dressTime magazine named it the best fashion statement of the year, while a poll from a UK fashion website named it the most iconic outfit of the year, beating Kate Middleton’s engagement dress.12. The meat dress wasn’t actually the first time Gaga had worn meatDays before walking the red carpet at the VMAs, Gaga unveiled her cover photo-shoot for Japanese Vogue, in which she was seen sporting a bikini made out of beef.13. And she revisited the look on the Born This Way Ball tourAlthough she’s not usually one for repeating herself, Gaga referenced the meat dress on her subsequent world tour, in support of her Born This Way album.This time around, though, her outfit was made of fabric that had been designed to look like meat, which we imagine was a lot easier than lugging a load of beef around the globe with her.  14. The question is, where is the meat dress now?Well, it’s in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, where it was added to the exhibit Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power, the year after it was first worn on the red carpet.It does look a little different to when it was first photographed, though.The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame paid a taxidermist $6000 (£4690) to preserve the dress… although it did have to be painted to look more like meat than what it actually is now… jerky. 15. And how do you top the biggest fashion moment of your career?A year after the meat dress, Gaga returned to the VMAs, where she was nominated for four awards, following the success of Born This Way.This time around, though, she took a rather different approach with her fashion, walking the red carpet as her male alter-ego, Jo Calderone. Jo was first seen in a Japanese Vogue Hommes shoot (published the same month as that meat bikini) and Gaga stayed in character the whole night, including when she presented Britney Spears with her Video Vanguard award.Gaga – or should we say Jo? – opened the show with a performance of her song Yoü And I, accompanied by Brian May on guitar.Take a look at Gaga in action in the meat dress in the gallery below:READ MORE: 10 Facts You Probably Never Knew About Lady Gaga's Bad Romance Lady Gaga And Ariana Grande Slay The VMAs Stage With Performance In Face Masks The Internet Is Having A Lot Of Fun With Memes Of Lady Gaga's Chromatica II/911 Transition
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These are the top stories written by Business Insider's healthcare team for the week ending September 11.
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You might want to take a closer look at your Pixel 3 series phone.
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Called Virtual Remote Support, the tech combines a virtual-reality headset with digital conferencing.
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Lower-end Series S launches the same day at $299.
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(Duke University) Interactive software that 'reads' and analyzes footprints left by black rhinoceroses can be used to monitor the movements of the animals in the wild, giving conservationists a new way to keep watch on the endangered species and help keep it safe from poachers, according to a Duke University-led study.
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Vizio SmartCast, the smart TV model from Vizio, finally offers direct support for Apple TV, the company has announced. This support eliminates the need to use a third-party streaming device to access Apple’s relatively new Apple TV+ streaming service, which has already arrived on a number of other non-Apple devices. The announcement is joined by a special Apple TV+ promotion … Continue reading
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Right now, Amazon and Walmart have placed the Apple iPad 10.2 and iPad Mini in the discount bin – but not for long. Hurry and get them for as low as $279.
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South Korea is the first country in the world to launch 5G commercial services. After the launch of 5G commercial services, South Korea’s number of ... The post South Korea’s 5G subscribers nears 8 million – far less than 4G users appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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The company's new AI platform for its wifi-connected Roombas and Brava jet robomops might actually make buying cheaper models worth it.
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It’s not that Korra is a bad protagonist. It’s that she isn’t Aang—and that’s fine to say.
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Mr. Zuckerberg expressed his concerns over TikTok during White House dinners too
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After all the mini teases, director Zack Snyder drops longer, specially prepared footage of his version of Justice League.
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We took Amazon and Google out of the running (just this once) to see what other great smart home gadgets are out there.
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(Bar-Ilan University) Researchers have introduced a new type of MTJ with four resistance states, and successfully demonstrated switching between the states with spin currents. The increased number of states is achieved by replacing one of the magnetic layers with a structure in the form of two crossing ellipses. Such MTJs may enable novel spintronics devices, e.g., multi-level MRAM which stores data much more densely, or neuromorphic memory that meets artificial intelligence challenges in performing cognitive tasks.
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Swapping even 25 percent of vehicles saves hundreds of lives each year.
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Amid the hostile emotions and combative deniers surrounding face masks comes an amusing video from a DIYer on YouTube who specializes in creating real objects out of fun fictional ideas. This latest example is a CO2-powered ‘gun’ that shoots face masks onto the faces of random people, using a combination of sticky tape and weights on strings to keep it … Continue reading
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(University of Texas at Arlington) David Wetz, a professor of electrical engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, has received a three-year, $799,000 grant from the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Dahlgren Division (NSWC-DD) to study the high-voltage dielectric insulation properties of epoxy and additively manufactured materials.
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Ghost of Tsushima has turned out to be a solid, single-player action game, but later this year, Sucker Punch is going to deliver an update that shakes things up significantly. This update will deliver a new game mode called Ghost of Tsushima: Legends that focuses on cooperative play and even raiding. It’s safe to say that most of us did … Continue reading
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AMD’s Zen 3 architecture is the next step for its 7nm processors, and it should upgrade nearly everything about the previous generation of hardware.
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You'll have to buy the Ultimate Edition of Remedy's action game.
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For decades, governments and private organizations like Xprize have put up prizes to spur scientific innovation. But how much can contests help in a crisis?
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(Penn State) A new way to treat acid mine drainage (AMD) could help transform the environmental pollution problem into an important domestic source of the critical rare earth elements needed to produce technology ranging from smart phones to fighter jets, according to Penn State scientists.
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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic bringing most things to a screeching halt, it seems that development on Baldur’s Gate 3 has been progressing steadily over at Larian Studios. In April, Larian announced that it was still looking at a 2020 launch into early access for Baldur’s Gate 3, before announcing that the game would be available in August. Unfortunately, we need … Continue reading
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