The X7 provides access to files and formats that some players—incuding Apple's—don't support.A number of portable audio players support these audio files, and Fiio, a Chinese company with a solid reputation for low-cost, high-quality audio hardware, has a full range of such devices.The latest is the Fiio X7 $769 MSRP, $600 on Amazon , an Android-based device that supports nearly all the commonly used audio formats: MP3, AAC, FLAC, Apple Lossless, WMA, WAV, AIFF, APE, and OGG at sampling rates up to 384kHz and up to 64-bit resolution, as well as DSD up to 5.6MHz.The main body of the device, without the amplifier module, is about the same size as an iPod classic, but much thicker.The sound is clear and crisp, with a wide, expansive soundstage; it s not overly bass-heavy or tinny, and you can adjust the sound using a built-in equalizer.The X7 also offers Pure Music Mode, which you can toggle in the settings screen that displays when you swipe down from the top of the display.
The X7 provides access to files and formats that some players—incuding Apple's—don't support.A number of portable audio players support these audio files, and Fiio, a Chinese company with a solid reputation for low-cost, high-quality audio hardware, has a full range of such devices.The latest is the Fiio X7 $769 MSRP, $600 on Amazon , an Android-based device that supports nearly all the commonly used audio formats: MP3, AAC, FLAC, Apple Lossless, WMA, WAV, AIFF, APE, and OGG at sampling rates up to 384kHz and up to 64-bit resolution, as well as DSD up to 5.6MHz.The main body of the device, without the amplifier module, is about the same size as an iPod classic, but much thicker.The sound is clear and crisp, with a wide, expansive soundstage; it s not overly bass-heavy or tinny, and you can adjust the sound using a built-in equalizer.The X7 also offers Pure Music Mode, which you can toggle in the settings screen that displays when you swipe down from the top of the display.
The backlash has been vicious since zookeepers killed a gorilla named Harambe in order to protect a boy who fell into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo.The public is upset that the zoo shot a beloved 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla a threatened species of which fewer than 175,000 still remain in the wild ; the police are worried that the parents dared to take their eyes off a three-year-old for a split second; and activists are concerned that the zoo isn t safe for animals or humans.In other words, people are pointing fingers in every direction.The practice of zoothanasia was brought to the public s attention in 2014 when four lions and a healthy young giraffe were put to death.Despite the commendable goals of the AZA , most wildlife biologists consider such programs to be works in progress.Animal rights activists recently held a vigil for Harambe at the zoo, and nearly 500,000 people have signed Change.org petitions in protest.
With a CV encompassing iconic brands IBM, BMW, Intel and Dell, Ken s close working relationship with Steve Jobs first at NeXT and then at Apple, was a natural progression.Under her leadership, the company has become the largest global ticketing and event technology platform and received multiple awards for workplace culture and performance.SPEAKERS at The Europas Conference and Awards 2016 include in alphabetical order Jason Ball – Senior Director, Qualcomm VenturesHarry Briggs – Partner, BGF VenturesNic Brisbourne – Managing Partner, Forward PartnersEileen Burbridge – Managing Partner, Passion CapitalJess Butcher – Co-founder, BlipparSuranga Chandratillake – General Partner, BaldertonJames Cook – Technology Editor, Business InsiderSonali de Rycker – General Partner, Accel PartnersTracy Doree – Founding Partner, Spring PartnersJulia Hartz – CEO, EventbriteJohn Henderson – Principal, White Star CapitalBrynne Herbert – Founder, MOVE GuidesChristian Hernandez – Managing Partner, White Star CapitalTaavet Hinrikus – Co-founder & CEO, TransferwiseAndy Hobsbawm – Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer, EVRYTHNGSaul Klein – Partner, LocalGlobeGreg Marsh – CEO, OnefinestayElizabeth Varley – Founder & CEO, TechhubRobin Wauters – Co-founder & Editor-in-chief, Tech.euMichael Schneider – Founder, ServiceWendy Tan White – General Partner, Entrepreneur FirstSitar Teli – Managing Partner, Connect PartnersIda Tin – Co-founder & CEO, ClueBeatie Wolfe – ArtistIn addition we ll also have:Ruth Anderson – Director, KPMGIrra Ariella Khi – CEO, Vchain TechRiku Asikainen – Angel Investor, Finnish Business Angels NetworkAzeem Azhar – Chief, The Exponential NetworkRoss Bailey – Founder & CEO, AppearHereTina Baker – Partner, JAG Shaw BakerAnna Bance – Co-founder, Girl Meets DressLawrence Barclay – Principal, DN CapitalEric Benz – Chief Community Officer, CreditsRomain Bertrand – UK Country Manager, eHarmonyOphelia Brown – General Partner, LocalGlobeSimon Campbell – CEO, The SandpitJas Chana – 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Those robots in disguise just can t help smashing things on our little ball of dirt in the cosmos.Mobile game publisher Backflip Studios released Transformers: Earth Wars, a mobile base-building strategy game think Clash of Clans, but with the iconic Optimus Prime and Megatron instead of those loony warriors from Supercell s hit .The Space Ape-developed mobile game is on iOS and Android, and it uses writers and voice actors from the original Transformers cartoon from the 1980s.The story extends the Generations Prime Wars trilogy story, which Transformers IP holder Hasbro is rolling out in toys and comics, to mobile gaming, the nearly $37 billion segment where many licensed games live nowadays.It s also the second game Backflip has made with a Hasbro IP since the toy company purchased a $112 million stake in the mobile publisher in 2014.The game features looks from the current Generations line, which does have some IDW comics in addition to the figures, a Backflip spokesperson said via email.Cullen and Welker have reprised their voice roles in a number of games, films, and TV shows over the years.Cullen s portraying Prime in two Transfomers shows: Cartoon Network s Robots in Disguise and Rescue Bots on Discovery Family formerly the Hub .
Microsoft gave us a new look at ReCore during its Electronic Entertainment Expo event today in Los Angeles.ReCore is an action game starring a girl and a robot dog with a removable core that can be placed inside other machines.This includes a spider-like robot that climbs walls and an ape-like one that excels at fighting.ReCore is being produced by Keiji Inafune, who was heavily involved in the Mega Man series with Capcom before he left that company in 2010 to start Comcept.We got our first look at ReCore during Microsoft s E3 event last year.E3 is one of the biggest annual gaming events, and it usually brings plenty of new game announcements.ReCore is especially important since it is a Microsoft exclusive, scheduled to release on Xbox One and PC.Inafune s Comcept has also developed Mighty No.9, a 2D platformer inspired by Mega Man that releases on June 21.
Wildlife conservation experts have announced that the number of gorillas has increased in one part of a national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, representing a spark of hope in a landscape of otherwise bad news about the large primates.Experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society WCS , as well as the Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature, found that in one section of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, gorillas increased to 213, up from 181 five years before.The scientists found eight solitary male gorillas and 17 groups of gorillas in their count.The WCS blames this decline on the loss of the creature's habitat, mining for minerals like cobalt, hunting, and civil unrest.It s that big picture that makes the news about the slight increase in one corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo all the more important, the WCS says.The results are very encouraging given the dire situation of the Grauer s gorilla across its range and show that where there is sufficient investment this great ape can be saved from extinction, Richard Tshombe, the WCS country director for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, said in a statement.
Just because it has been around for 75 years, doesn t mean Swedish camera maker Hasselblad is too old to learn new tricks.The manufacturer is celebrating its landmark anniversary by introducing the world s first mirrorless, medium-format digital camera, the Hasselblad X1D.The $9,000 X1D will have a massive 50-megapixel CMOS sensor, which is the largest seen yet on a mirrorless snapper.Despite that ginormous sensor size, the Wi-Fi and GPS-enabled cameras still manages to ape the size of full-frame DLSRs at 3.9 by 5.9 by 2.8 inches.Related: Best Camera 2016: 18 to add to your shopping listThere s a max ISO of 12,800, a shutter speed of up to 1/2000 of a second, while exposures can take up to 60 minutes.The XCD 3,5/45mm will be $2,295 and the XCD 4,5/90mm will be $2,695.
If you re in a startup or even plan to sue one, Chaos Monkeys is the book to read.Antonio Garcia Martinez is a former physics major turned Wall Street quant turned startupper and he s an amazing writer, able to encapsulate in a few words an era of greed, avarice, and ridiculous button-down-shirt/sweater vest combos.The world in which Garcia Martinez operated wasn t pretty.His startup, AdGrok, grew out of YC and was sold to Twitter but, along the way, visited the stations of the startup cross: VC offices where he was summarily ignored, a small, stinking apartment with his co-founders, and in law offices where he fought a former boss.When he moved to Facebook his true troubles began.He learned a lot and wanted to share some of his insight.
This 1.5-million-year-old footprint suggests that Homo erectus, an early human ancestor, had feet that were very similar to those of modern humans.The human ancestor Homo erectus may have walked similarly to the way modern humans do today, new research shows.In 2009, paleontologists discovered human-like footprints near the eastern shores of Lake Turkana in Ileret, Kenya.The fossilized tracks suggested similarities to modern human feet, including an arch, a rounded heel and a big toe aligned parallel with the other toes.But at 1.5 million years old, these prints were much too old to belong to Homo sapiens, or modern humans.Now, researchers think they know why there were so many similarities: Homo erectus may have walked like we do today.
Snapchat's patent application describes the social network's potential plans to use image recognition to generate tailored filters for brands based on the objects in your photosPopular vanishing messaging app Snapchat has filed for a patent that could use image recognition to automatically identify the objects in your personal snaps to offer you specially tailored filters, ads and even coupons based on data collected.First filed in January 2015 and published last week, the patent filing details how brands could potentially use the technology to tap into the social network's over 150 million users based on what is in their snaps.For example, a picture of the Empire State Building could be automatically recognised by the app and prompt a special filter of King Kong that you could then use to place the ape on top of the building, the application says.While a photo of the south face of the building may trigger a filter of King Kong's back, a picture of the north side of the building "might see King Kong's face looking at you", the document adds.A photo of a steaming hot plate of pasta at a restaurant, on the other hand, might trigger a filter of the restaurant's menu, a coupon for another item on the menu or provide a list of nutritional information about the identified item, the company said.
Travel is said to broaden the mind and it appears the same can be said for our primate cousins chimpanzees.More than seven years of research has discovered that chimps who 'travel' and journey farther into their surroundings on a daily basis than their peers are more likely to use tools to forage for food.The study centred on a wild chimp called Hawa from the Budongo Forest in Uganda who burns a lot of energy 'travelling', which he has learnt to replenish with honey, and his companion Squibs who makes less of an effort to roam and has not acquired the skills needed to extract the food.Researchers also found a low quantity of ripe fruit increases the chimpanzees' motivation to acquire new foraging skills, but the effect is less pronounced than travel.Gorillas and most orangutans show limited or no feeding-related tool use and spend significantly less time travelling per day on the ground compared to chimpanzees.In contrast, modern human hunter-gatherers walk on average 11.4 to 14.1 km per day and use many more tools than any of the great apes.
Milo Yiannopoulos, Breitbart s tech editor and self-described most fabulous supervillain on the internet, has been permanently banned from Twitter.The microblogging site s decision follows accusations that Yiannopoulos incited his followers to send abusive tweets to Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones.On Monday, the actress publicized some of the racist and misogynistic abuse she had received on the platform, which included being compared to an ape.Yiannopoulos responded with If at first you don t succeed because your work is terrible , play the victim.EVERYONE GETS HATE MAIL FFS.People should be able to express diverse opinions and beliefs on Twitter.
If you liked Gareth Edwards take on Godzilla, then you re going to love Legendary s new King Kong movie.This version of the story is set in the 1970s—all those helicopters give off a distinctly Apocalypse Now vibe—when a group of soldiers including Tom Hiddleston , a war photographer Brie Larson , and others on a survey trip come across King Kong s territory.Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts The Kings of Summer has an embarrassment of actorly riches to work with, from Oscar-winner Larson, Hiddleston, and Samuel L. Jackson to John Goodman, Toby Kebbell, and John C. Reilly—who goes unseen in the trailer, but gets the great voiceover line, You don t go into someone s house unless you re picking a fight.The updated setting and star-studded cast are good enough reasons to get exited for when Skull Island hits theaters next March.During the Comic-Con International presentation for his Suicide Squad movie today, director David Ayer said that he wanted to make a film that looked like a comic book.And judging by the action on display in this Comic-Con International preview footage, Wayne Ben Affleck is going to find what he s looking for: the clips give our first extended glimpses at Jason Momoa as Aquaman, the mostly silent but waaaay deadly-looking sea-brawler; Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, a.k.a.
The term cryptid can be applied to any of the following categories of unknown beasts:Creatures from myth and legendSupposedly supernatural or paranormal entitiesExtinct creatures said to still inhabit specific areasKnown animals in areas they are not known to inhabitKnown animals of an unusual size or appearance
The term cryptid can be applied to any of the following categories of unknown beasts:Creatures from myth and legendSupposedly supernatural or paranormal entitiesExtinct creatures said to still inhabit specific areasKnown animals in areas they are not known to inhabitKnown animals of an unusual size or appearance
LAS VEGAS– For the first time, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has commented on the murder of Harambe the Ape, who was killed earlier this year.In a brief interview at the Blackhat cybersecurity conference, an FBI employee played coy to any involvement the Bureau may have had with the murder of Harambe, which some allege was an inside job.Read our exclusive interview with some dude guy in the FBI booth:Gizmodo: Do you think the FBI had any role on the killing of Harambe the Ape?Gizmodo: Harambe the Ape, from the Cincinnati zoo.FBI: I have no clue, man.
Piltdown Man cranium and mandible as reconstructed by Dr Arthur Smith Woodward L and Professor Arthur Keith R .A new paper in Royal Society Open Science provides compelling evidence that there was just one forger, rather than many.When paleontologist Arthur Smith Woodward and lawyer and amateur antiquarian Charles Dawson announced their discovery of unusual fossils in a gravel pit near the town of Piltdown in December 1912, it caused an immediate sensation.Woodward and Dawson presented a reconstruction of what such a skull might have looked like to the Geological Society of London that same month, speculating that the individual to whom it belonged must have lived 500,000 ago.Back row from left : F. O. Barlow, G. Elliot Smith, Charles Dawson, Arthur Smith Woodward.Front row: A S Underwood, Arthur Keith, W. P. Pycraft, and Ray Lankester.
A image of the Piltdown Man, supposedly a missing link in human evolution but actually a scientific hoax perpetrated in 1912.In 1912, an ambitious lawyer named Charles Dawson discovered a fossilized skeleton with the skull of a man but the jaws of an ape in a British gravel pit, the Telegraph reports.For the next three decades, Eoanthropus dawsoni—better known as Piltdown Man, named for the location it was discovered—was seen as an important step in human evolution, a "missing link" between apes and humans.In reality, it was "arguably the greatest scientific crime ever committed in Britain," paleoanthropologist Isabelle De Groote writes in Scientific American.In a study published Wednesday in Royal Society Open Science, De Groote and her team believe they've finally solved once and for all who faked Piltdown Man by combining, carving, and dyeing human and orangutan bones.After new scientific methods proved Piltdown Man was a fake in 1953, blame was placed alternately at the feet of Dawson, a British paleontologist, a priest who helped with the excavation, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes—or some combination thereof, Science reports.
The Harambe Market at Disney s Animal Kingdom Park Disney I haven t been to Walt Disney World in many years, but the next time I go my first stop is going to be the Animal Kingdom park.Disney opened a delightful market in 2015 that serves ribs, curry sausages, and an assortment of other grilled foods.Lunch sounds especially delicious at the Harambe Market with dishes like the all-beef gyro flatbread, served with green papaya slaw and black-eyed pea, corn and tomato salad.Your family will go ape for it.Or if you arrive at dinner time, the kids will love the Karubi Ribs, which are glazed with bbq sauce and include your choice of apple wedges, carrot sticks, or broccoli spears.
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