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Month: May 2014

Sprint to Offer Smartphone With Enhanced Music Playback
Lifestyle

Sprint to Offer Smartphone With Enhanced Music Playback

On Tuesday, April 29, phone company Sprint announced it will offer a phone optimized for playing music along with discounts for Spotify's premium music streaming service. According to Yahoo News, the HTC One M8 Harman Kardon edition, a special edition of the HTC One smartphone, will feature special audio technologies that will enhance sound quality. The two technologies will restore the sound frequencies lost during audio compression, ultimately providing optimized audio quality for playing music. The Harman Kardon edition One also boasts a unique black finish with champagne highlights. Customers who sign up for Sprint's Framily friends and family program will also receive six free months of Spotify Premium access, cnet.com reports. After the first six months, Sprint customers can co...
In Response to Upcoming Emissions Standards Update, Subaru Considers Electric Car
World

In Response to Upcoming Emissions Standards Update, Subaru Considers Electric Car

For carmakers around the world, increasingly strict global CO2 emissions standards seem to be pointing in one direction: the electric engine. According to DigitalTrends.com, Subaru is the latest auto manufacturer to consider further development of an electric car model to introduce in the U.S. before emissions regulations are tightened again in 2018, according to The Japan News. Currently, American car purchases account for about half of Subaru's global sales. “Electric vehicles are [effective] products to help cope with these new regulations,” Yasuyuki Yoshinaga, president of Subaru parent Fuji Heavy Industries, told The Japan News. Subaru will likely make a decision by the end of the year. While Subaru has previously experimented with electric cars in the last five years, this i...
Telemedicine Could Be Revolutionizing Sports Medicine
Sport

Telemedicine Could Be Revolutionizing Sports Medicine

The possibilities the internet provides are virtually limitless. People now have greater, faster access to information, and can easily communicate with one another with little more than a mobile device and an internet connection. Applications such as Viber and Google + have eclipsed the need for expensive cell phone plans, while Skype and other secure video and audio programs allow real face-to-face interaction. In addition, several other programs are continuously solicited to the public that change the way people think about interacting with one another. These technological advances have even proven helpful for doctors, particularly sports medicine professionals. Called telemedicine, the use of video and audio tools and apps on smartphones, mobile devices, cameras and computers are tak...
Google’s Automated Cars Ready To Navigate Heavily Populated Cities
Business

Google’s Automated Cars Ready To Navigate Heavily Populated Cities

"Google says that cars it is programming to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists -- a critical milestone for any commercially available self-driving car technology," Fox News reported Monday. Google's self-driving cars previously traveled relatively straightforward, rural highways only. New software enables the automated vehicles to pick up on cyclists, hand signals, instructions from crossing guards, buses, and pedestrians walking alongside or crossing the road. With some improvements, experts argue that self-driving cars will make the roads safer. The cars will likely drive even better than humans. "A self-driving vehicle can pay attention to all of these things in a way that a human...
Seattle Optometrist Office Ransacked by Thieves Who Steal $60,000 Worth in Eyewear
Fashion, Local

Seattle Optometrist Office Ransacked by Thieves Who Steal $60,000 Worth in Eyewear

The three men who broke into a Seattle optometrist's office this past week may not have realized that a total of nine surveillance cameras were silently recording everything they did. The burglars ransacked Dr. Jeanette Pham's office, ultimately getting away with merchandise worth almost $60,000 in total. The videos have been released to local news channel KING 5 in hopes that the thieves will be identified and caught. Naturally, Dr. Pham is upset over the incident. "We're here to serve people, make sure they can see well, and I can't believe someone can come in and take everything away from me," she said, adding that there have been an "endless string" of break-ins at the building, which is owned by the Seattle Housing Authority. The video shows the three men ransacking the store --...
Tennessee Wedding Venue Declines to Host Same-Sex Commitment Ceremony
Lifestyle

Tennessee Wedding Venue Declines to Host Same-Sex Commitment Ceremony

Two veterans of the Iraq War have publicly denounced a wedding venue that refused to host their same-sex commitment ceremony after initially agreeing to it. Anthony Wilfert and his partner, Brian Blas, of Nolensville, Tenn., thought they had found the perfect venue in Nashville's Mint Springs Farm, a private venue without religious affiliation, according to the Huffington Post. Upon their initial tour of the farm, employees assured the couple they would be welcome to book the venue for their commitment ceremony. Wilfert told the Huffington Post that the two Mint Springs employees "explicitly made it clear that it was not an issue, that they would host that type of ceremony." Just two days later, Mint Springs' owner sent Wilfert and Blas an email saying the farm would not be able t...
Eccentric Multimillionaire Playboy Throws Porn Star Off Roof
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Eccentric Multimillionaire Playboy Throws Porn Star Off Roof

Dan Bilzerian, the multimillionaire, high-stakes poker playing playboy king of Instagram, recently threw 18-year-old porn star Janice Griffith off of his roof into his pool during a Hustler photo shoot, accidentally causing her to break her foot. After failing to receive an apology and having to cancel a few film shoots because of her broken foot, Griffith is now considering legal action against Bilzerian. Bilzerian, the multimillionaire son of a financial tycoon, drives an Italian super vehicle whose license plate reads: SUCK IT; does some acting in action movies; and enjoys photographing copious amounts of scantily clad women hanging around his estate and his menagerie of high-powered assault rifles. Apparently, there is the good life, and then there's Dan Bilzerian's life, which appa...
Pentagon To Review Military Hairstyle Restrictions For Biased and Offensive Language
Fashion

Pentagon To Review Military Hairstyle Restrictions For Biased and Offensive Language

In a controversial move, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel asked the military to ban cornrows, dreadlocks, and twist hairstyles. Many have raised "concerns that military rules on hair have unfairly targeted black women," The New York Times reported on Tuesday. Hagel denies the allegations, stating that Marine, Navy, Army, and Air Force leaders carefully weighed restrictions on popular hairstyles "to ensure standards are fair and respectful of our diverse force." The Pentagon announced intentions to reevaluate the policy for fairness and to eliminate possible bias. The announcement and official review comes after 16 formal complaints and a petition with over 10,000 signatures, The Washington Post continues. "Within the next 30 days, each service will review the definitions of authorized and ...