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Video of Share your real-time location with the people you want, for exactly as long as you want But wait, doesnt this update sound a little familiar? Yes, yes it does. Remember Google Latitude? Let me refresh your memory from Google’s 2009 blog post (on Blogspot!) announcing it: “Latitude is a new feature of Google Maps for mobile, as well as an iGoogle gadget, that allows you to share your location with your friends and to see their approximate locations, if they choose to share them with you.” See related Google Maps now wont let you forget where you’ve parked Google Maps error sees wrong house being bulldozed Google Latitude fundamentally flawed Aside from the mobile platforms supported (Latitude was available for “Android, Blackberry, Symbian S60, and Windows Mobile” with hopes of iPhone following “soon”), that sounds the same, right? And yet Latitude was discontinued in 2013.
Hackaday
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It has volume control, radio station seek, and four buttons that allows quick access to memorized stations. The source code shows how it is possible to control the Si4703 FM tuner chip to suit your needs. As for ICs, not everything is new, [Patrick] still used the good old LM386 amp to drive the speaker, which is almost 35 years old by now. As we can listen in the demo video, it can still output some seriously loud music sounds! Sadly, due to the FM receiver band constraints, you can't listen to Jupiter on this one. Filed under: Arduino Hacks
Variety
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Vudu, Walmart’s premium video-streaming service, will now let people convert DVD and Blu-ray Disc collections into digital copies — which they can then watch on hundreds of different internet-connected devicesusing their smartphones. The new Vudu Mobile Disc-to-Digital feature allows customers to scan the UPC bar code on a DVD or Blu-ray case using the... Read more »
The Economic Times
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The move is expected to benefit many of the over 21 lakh people estimated to be living with HIV in India. Moreover, viral hepatitis has also been recognised as a serious public health problem in India by the World Health Organisation (WHO) with a total of over 52 million people infected with chronic hepatitis in the country. Out of this, 40 million people in India are chronically infected with Hepatitis B and 6 to 12 million people are chronically infected with Hepatitis C, latest assessment by the UN agency shows. The regulator has also allowed leeway to manufacturers for conducting clinical trials or bio-equivalence studies in India. While these studies are conducted to test new drugs on local patients, they take a long time and hence often delays launches in the country. The new norms issued by the regulator allows companies to apply for such studies and product approvals simultaneously, whereas usually companies have to submit data from trials before seeking product approvals.
Mashable
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Hackaday
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Clocks that read time via received radio signals have several advantages over their Internet-connected, NTP-synchronised brethren. The radio signal is ubiquitous and available over a fairly large footprint extending to thousands of kilometres from the transmitting antennae. This allows such clocks to work reliably in areas where there is no Internet service. And compared to GPS clocks, their front-end electronics and antenna requirements are much simpler. [Erik de Ruiter]'s DCF77 Analyzer/Clock is synchronised to the German DCF77 radio signal, which is derived from the atomic clocks at PTB headquarters. It features a ton of bells and whistles, while still being simple to build. It's a slick piece of German hacker engineering that leaves us amazed. Among the clock functions, it shows time, day of the week, date, CET/CEST modes, leap year indications and week numbers.
Voice Of America
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In the heart of Honduras' notorious "Dry Corridor," the most important harvest for farmer Daniel Cruz Castro is rainwater. The construction of a reservoir and irrigation system means he no longer worries the soil will become parched and the crops his family depends on will shrivel. Rainwater harvesting allows the 12 families in his farming collective to grow crops throughout most of the year, and sell more lucrative products such as watermelon and green beans on the local market, he explained, boosting their incomes and standards of living despite harsh droughts. "For producers like ourselves, this reservoir energizes us," said Cruz, 46, by telephone from Moraicito, near Nacaome in western Honduras. "We're happy, we're content — there's water, there's life and we have more security," said the father of two. His brother, like thousands of Hondurans each year, made the perilous trek north to try his luck in the United States.
MacRumors
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Apple has acquired well-known and popular automation app Workflow, reports TechCrunch . The deal was reportedly finalized today for an unspecified sum. Workflow, first released in 2014 , is an automation tool that allows users to create a variety of workflows to accomplish tasks like creating GIFs from a series of photos, pulling images from a web page, translating an article, calculating a tip, and tons more. Apple is purchasing the Workflow app and the Workflow team, including Ari Weinstein, Conrad Kramer, and Nick Frey will be joining the company. "We are thrilled to be joining Apple," said Weinstein in a statement. "We've worked closely with Apple from the very beginning, from kickstarting our company as students attending WWDC to developing and launching Workflow and seeing its amazing success on the App Store . We can't wait to take our work to the next level at Apple and contribute to products that touch people across the world.
Voice Of America
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Android Police
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Google may not be the first name most of us think of when we're talking about image editing, but some of the cool tricks available in the Snapseed app are constant reminders that the company has done an unimaginable amount of research into the field. The latest update to Snapseed brings a pretty cool new trick that allows users to slightly adjust the angle a person is facing in a photo. Read More Snapseed v2.17 adds tools to make wild facial adjustments, create double exposures, and more [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Collective Evolution
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For mothers mourning their dead infants, this process will sometimes be ongoing for a few months at a time, up until the infant's body is no longer recognizable to the mother chimp. In 2012, some of the world's most prominent scientists who study this subject published the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in Non-Human Animals . They came to the conclusion that animals actually experience moment-to-moment awareness and consciousness in the same way that humans do. The main difference between our brains and those of other animals is found in the frontal cortex, which allows humans to think, plan, and reflect; other than that, animals' brains function similarly to our own. Animals have the ability to care for one another and experience love and affection, as they become distressed if their companions are in danger or upset and show signs of grief when mourning a loss.
Western Daily Press
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Photos of the lock-down in Westminster have surfaced on the social networking site Snapchat. Journalism student Alorka Rowland was among dozens of people in Portcullis House near the Palace of Westminster when the attack took place this afternoon. She took to the social network - which allows people to send time-limited images and video to their followers - and sent out pictures of her predicament. She said: There were a lot of police cars around near the bridge and all over the...
Washington Free Beacon
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Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, signed a bill into law on Wednesday that will allow those with gun-carry permits and special training to carry in areas that are otherwise designated gun-free zones. "This bill, in my view, reflects the will of the General Assembly and is constitutional and will balance public safety and the Second Amendment," Hutchinson told the Associated Press . The law allows those with a gun-carry permit who complete eight hours of active-shooter training to carry in many places where guns are otherwise prohibited. The locations affected by the law include college campuses, churches, athletic events, and government buildings. Private property owners would still be able to prohibit firearms on their property. The law is slated to take effect on September 1 but gives state police until January of next year to determine the specifics of the training requirements it lays out.
The Event Chronicle
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Hackaday
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Techradar
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Facebook Live is making the big leap from mobile devices to the desktop PC, opening up new possibilities for the famous game streamers who you may already watch on the likes of Twitch. Facebook Live which, as the name suggests, allows for the direct broadcast of live video footage has been up and running on mobile since last year, but it now supports screen capture for users on desktop computers and laptops. Of course, youll need a webcam attached to your PC, or built into your notebook, to be able to use the service. Previously, since at least January of this year, businesses and brands with Facebook Pages have been able to broadcast live video from a desktop machine, but now everyone can. To fire up a livestream, all you need to do is click the red Live Video button which youll find at the top of your newsfeed, and away you go.
Times of Israel
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21stCenturyWire
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Usamah Bin Laden's successor Ayman al-Zawahiri recently even publicly declaring in an audio file in Arabic, distributed through Al Qaeda channels and subsequently translated and spread by supporters on various social media that “I SIS was struck with madness in takfir [declaring other Muslims to be apostates] and exceeded the limits of extremism.” In this day and age when the internet affords easy communications and social media are all about, Bayancuk (or Ebu Hanzala)'s presence in the realm of virtual reality allows us to have a closer look at his own statements and actions. On a YouTube video dated 22 December 2014, he makes the following pronouncements: “ISIS are our Muslim brothers. Any attack on them will be counted as an atack on us. I do believe that this war [in Syria] is a religious war. I am on the side of my brothers. Whomever attacks those brothers of mine I will accept that as a [direct] attack on me.
BBC Parliament
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inventory class to rehouse that allows them to do that. Some of our theatre shows runs for years. They are not one-off events with limited capacity. We will sell to 600,000 odd people a year on selection. A great deal of care has gone into trying to racial tickets for Hamilton go to people buying them legitimately. Some have ended up on secondary sites for sale like Viagogo.
Daily Mail - Science
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The tool allows Facebook users in London to tell friends they are safe automatically, and users are offered to view a list of friends who might be in the capital.
MacRumors
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Algoriddim's djay Pro for Mac received a major update today, introducing a range of new features for both hobbyists and professional DJs. Through a partnership with Pioneer DJ, djay Pro is now officially certified to work with hardware like the CDJ-200NXS2 and the TOUR1, equipment widely used by professionals. Seamless plug-and-play integration adds support for Pioneer DJ's DJ Link technology, allowing users to connect up to four CDJs with their Pioneer mixer using a single USB cable through the new LAN Link feature. It's a much simpler setup, and allows for access to full Spotify and iTunes catalogs from the CDJ screens. "djay Pro is the most modern way to DJ on your Mac," said Karim Morsy, CEO of Algoriddim. "This new version adds a host of new features for live performance, music discovery, and preparation. It combines the best of both worlds, content discovery via Spotify and hardware access through Pioneer DJ's state-of-the-art CDJ setups.
BBC Parliament
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spinner dot. It's got five starts reviews. Clearly some punters are thinking it's working. I wondered whether... It says it allows you to reserve multiple tickets and do multiple searches simultaneously for one.
BBC Parliament
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is completely isolated from any particular seller. We have developed our own integrated secondary platform that allows customers to resell tickets within a price controlled mechanism which ticks boxes. It only works our customers. You can't come along with a football ticket and.