Sunday , December 17 2017

Final Audio Design Sonorous III

The Good Final Audio Design’s Sonorous III’s dynamic driver will refresh your appreciation for high-resolution audio files, but its low-impedance spec makes it sound great with streaming audio files on your phone too. The plush synthetic leather covering the headband and ear cups has the right amount of comfort relative to …

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Porsche Design’s Book One is a sexier Surface Book for $2,500

The rise of two-in-one Windows PCs has resulted in some interesting designs, but none quite match Porsche Design’s Book One unveiled at Mobile World Congress. The design group has other tech in its product portfolio such as the Huawei Mate 9 and this $3,000 sound bar, but the Book One, which was teased at Computex last …

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iPhone X widens the gap between tech haves and have-nots

This wasn’t the typical start to an Apple event. Rather than a loud, slickly produced marketing video, Apple played an audio clip of late co-founder Steve Jobs speaking about creating “wonderful things” as his way of showing appreciation for humanity. Later on, an image flashed of Jobs holding the original …

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A museum of blood-sucking nightmares: the US National Tick Collection

To get to the US National Tick Collection, visitors to the campus of Georgia Southern University must descend into the bowels of the Math/Physics Building, where sunlight is absent and locked doors with unpronounceable signs prohibit entry. Curator Dr. Lorenza Beati, a smiling woman in wire-rimmed glasses and blue jeans, …

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Sea level fears as Greenland darkens

Scientists are “very worried” that the melting of the Greenland ice sheet could accelerate and raise sea levels more than expected. They say warmer conditions are encouraging algae to grow and darken the surface. Dark ice absorbs more solar radiation than clean white ice so warms up and melts more …

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Earth dodges a cosmic bullet — for now

Mother Nature has had a hectic past couple of weeks of hurricanes, an earthquake, wildfires andflooding. But while our attention has been turned to these humanitarian crises, Earth ducked a cosmic bullet the likes of which could have crippled human technological civilization. Don Lincoln Over the last week or so, the sun …

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Orchid gives up the secrets of its success

The orchid is known for its beauty and once changed hands for vast sums. Now, scientists are gaining an insight into how the plant prized for its beauty colonised almost every habitat on Earth. A team in China has unpicked the genetic blueprint of an orchid that grows wild in …

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Snow leopard no longer ‘endangered’

Has the chilling threat of extinction worn off at last for the long-endangered snow leopard? Not exactly – but the iconic big cats’ conservation status has been improved from “endangered” to “vulnerable”. The decision was announced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – the global standard for …

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