Archive | November, 2013

Fox News Just Had a Wonderful Homepage Malfunction

6 Nov

Fox News Just Had a Wonderful Homepage Malfunction

Whether Fox News got hacked (unlikely) or their giant new iPads are causing something to go haywire, the stars seem to have aligned in our favor today. And the result, friends, is glorious.

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Ed Sheeran Is ‘Geeking Out’ Over His ‘Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ Song

5 Nov

Sheeran’s song will play during the end credits of the December 13 movie release.

By Jocelyn Vena

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BlackBerry’s new CEO plans to keep making smartphones

5 Nov

BlackBerry's new CEO plans to keep making smartphones

BlackBerry startled many when it booted Thorsten Heins, particularly smartphone owners — would interim chief John Chen want to preserve the company’s handset business? Those customers can relax, at least for now. Chen tells Reuters that he expects to continue phone development, arguing that there are “enough ingredients” for long-term success. Executives at the company can’t rest so easily, however, as the new CEO intends a shake-up of BlackBerry’s management that will include some outsiders. The strategy should reassure nervous fans for a while, although Chen will need to back up his words with deeds — after all, his predecessor made numerous promises that didn’t quite pan out.

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/04/blackberry-interim-ceo-plans-to-keep-making-smartphones/?ncid=rss_truncated
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Visualized: VIA’s versatile video wall signage solution (video)

4 Nov

VIA's video wall solution

VIA Technologies isn’t a name that often pops up on Engadget, but its latest video wall signage solution deserves a shout-out. The idea’s simple: you can output a 4K x 2K footage to an array of thin-bezel 1080p LCDs — powered by S3 Graphics cards — arranged in any way you like. While the Taiwanese company wasn’t keen to show off too much of its backend system, we were given a glimpse of its S3 MagicView software, which lets you easily fit one or multiple clips across a carefully aligned canvas corresponding to the LCDs. Check out our video after the break and you’ll get the idea.

(HTC and VIA are both chaired by Cher Wang, so it’s no surprise to see the latter displaying HTC ads for its signage demo. Wang’s husband, Wen-Chi Chen, is the President and CEO of VIA.)

A complete system similar to the above two — either with eight 46-inch panels or fifteen 42-inch panels — could cost between NT$3 million (about US$102,000) to NT$4 million (US$136,000), and it’s also available for rental. Unsurprisingly, VIA is targeting the likes of churches, schools, cinemas and shops with this video wall solution.

Visualized: VIA’s versatile video wall signage solution

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We also left the demo room with some interesting local nugget: if you see green packs of “Kuai Kuai” snacks placed on top of servers, don’t move them! Apparently it’s a Taiwanese tradition amongst technicians to ensure their machines behave, as implied by the 45-year-old snack’s name, which means “well-behaved.” VIA’s staff in the room gasped when this ignorant author picked up one of the packs; so kids, you’ve been warned.

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/03/via-technologies-video-wall-solution-video/?ncid=rss_truncated
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Jake Gyllenhaal’s Girlfriend Alyssa Miller: “Things Are Good,” We Have “Cooking Dinner Parties”

3 Nov

So happy together! Jake Gyllenhaal and Alyssa Miller have been dating for four months now and are still going strong. At the Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on Tuesday, Oct. 29, the 24-year-old Sports Illustrated model opened up to Us Weekly about her relationship with the 32-year-old actor.

“Things are good,” the gorgeous brunette shared with a big smile.

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Miller told Us that she and Gyllenhaal really enjoying cooking together. “I have people over all the time and we cook,” she said. “I love having people over socially and cooking dinner parties.” 

Though she does love cooking, Miller said she hasn’t taught her boyfriend any dishes. “He’s the teacher,” she said with a laugh.

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Gyllenhaal recently debuted a dramatically slimmer physique for his role as a struggling, freelance crime reporter in the upcoming thriller, Nightcrawler. “I knew that [my character] was literally and figuratively hungry,” he explained to Us of wanting to lose weight for the film.

But Miller’s cooking was probably only helping Gyllenhaal reach his lean, mean goal. “I’ve been cooking really clean and healthy,” she told Us. “I’ve been making a lot of quinoa dishes.”

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In addition to doing ballet for exercise and running “as much” as she can, Miller also follows a diet plan. “My rule is 80/20,” she shared. “80 percent is good and in control and super strict and then the other 20 percent you’re social and you splurge.”

Gyllenhaal, who has previously dated Taylor Swift, Kirsten Dunst and Reese Witherspoon, seems to share a mutual love of fitness with Miller. A source told Us that the couple started dating in late June after meeting “at their gym.” Gyllenhaal is also frequently spotted taking classes at SoulCycle. The End of Watch actor met his last girlfriend, Sports Illustrated model Emily DiDonato, at the spin studio in Manhattan in fall 2012.

Source: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/jake-gyllenhaals-girlfriend-alyssa-miller-things-are-good-we-have-cooking-dinner-parties-2013111
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Expand NY: Come see bionic suits, play VR games, mingle with robots and get special perks courtesy of Outlook.com

2 Nov

Expand NY Come see bionic suits, play VR games, mingle with robots and get special perks courtesy of Outlookcom

November’s here, and that means Expand NY is mere days away, people! If you’re among those unfortunate souls who have yet to buy their tickets to the show, perhaps a rundown of some of what you’ll see on the show floor will serve as sufficient enticement to join us.

Like robots? We’ve got those in spades. Carnegie Mellon’s modular snakebot will be slithering around, the da Vinci surgical system will be making its second Expand appearance and Ekso Bionics’ human exoskeleton will be there, too. If wearables are your thing, Pivothead’s glasses that record 1080p will be on hand and Avegant’s retinal display will be there to beam video directly into your eyeballs. Maybe you’re a gamer? If so, take a spin through a virtual neighborhood with Paper Dude VR, stroll around digital worlds via the Virtuix Omni VR treadmill or get your Android gaming fix courtesy of Mad Catz’s M.O.J.O. micro-console.

Perhaps you’re into more… practical gadgets? Pelican Imaging is showing off its unique array cameras for mobile devices, Western Digital will be there with its My Cloud personal cloud storage drives, Improv Electronics is bringing its Boogie Board Sync eWriter and Karma will be spreading the WiFi sharing gospel with its 4G mobile hotspots. Not only that, but Simple.TV’s demoing its personal streaming DVR, 3D Systems will be showing off something new (and currently super secret) and Quirky and GE will be showing off some of the new inventions that have sprung from their recent partnership.

Still not sold on coming to Expand NY? Well, we’ve teamed up with Outlook.com to provide a whole host of perks to folks using any of Microsoft’s email services (Outlook, Live.com, or Hotmail). Sign up here and you’ll get express registration, preferred seating at conference sessions and access to our Expand kickoff party on Friday, November 8th, where you’ll get to hang out with all of the Engadget editors! Full details about Outlook’s offer can be found here, or go the regular route to get yourself a ticket to Expand NY. We’ll see you there.

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/01/expand-ny-show-floor-preview/?ncid=rss_truncated
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Sugar intake is not directly related to liver disease

1 Nov

Sugar intake is not directly related to liver disease

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Despite current beliefs, sugar intake is not directly associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Rather, high-calorie diets promote the progression of this serious form of liver disease.

Researchers conducted a double-blind study of healthy, but centrally overweight men to compare the effects of high intakes of two types of sugar, glucose and fructose, in two conditions weight-maintaining (moderate-calorie diet) and weight-gaining (high-calorie diet). In the weight-maintaining period, men on neither diet developed any significant changes to the liver. However, in the weight-gaining period, both diets produced equivalent features of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, including steatosis (fatty liver) and elevated serum transaminase and triglycerides. These findings indicate that fructose and glucose have comparable effects on one’s liver, and calorie intake is the factor responsible for the progression of liver disease.

“Based on the results of our study, recommending a low-fructose or low-glycemic diet to prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is unjustified,” said Professor Ian A. Macdonald, study author and faculty of medicine and health sciences, University of Nottingham, UK. “The best advice to give a patient is to maintain a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise. Our study serves as a warning that even short changes in lifestyle can have profound impacts on your liver.”

During the period of increased calorie intake, all study participants experienced significant increases in body weight, waist circumference and total body fat, as expected. Interestingly, satiety was unaltered in spite of weight gain during the high-calorie diet; this reinforces the notion of “hidden calories” in drinks since participants consumed a portion of their calories in liquid form.

Fructose is a simple sugar commonly found in fruits and vegetables. Glucose, also known as grape or blood sugar, is present in all major carbohydrates, such as starch and table sugar.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, the most prevalent liver problem in the U.S. and most Western countries, is the buildup of extra fat in liver cells that is not caused by alcohol. For more on how a low-calorie diet is the best prescription for this form of liver disease, read the article “NAFLD Treatment: Is there More to Talk About Other than Diet and Exercise?” from the October/November issue of AGA Perspectives, the AGA Institute’s most prominent non-scientific publication.

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The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to include 17,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programs of the organization. http://www.gastro.org.


About Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology, the official journal of the AGA Institute, is the most prominent scientific journal in the specialty and is in the top 1 percent of indexed medical journals internationally. The journal publishes clinical and basic science studies of all aspects of the digestive system, including the liver and pancreas, as well as nutrition. The journal is abstracted and indexed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents, Excerpta Medica, Index Medicus, Nutrition Abstracts and Science Citation Index. For more information, visit http://www.gastrojournal.org.

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Despite current beliefs, sugar intake is not directly associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Rather, high-calorie diets promote the progression of this serious form of liver disease.

Researchers conducted a double-blind study of healthy, but centrally overweight men to compare the effects of high intakes of two types of sugar, glucose and fructose, in two conditions weight-maintaining (moderate-calorie diet) and weight-gaining (high-calorie diet). In the weight-maintaining period, men on neither diet developed any significant changes to the liver. However, in the weight-gaining period, both diets produced equivalent features of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, including steatosis (fatty liver) and elevated serum transaminase and triglycerides. These findings indicate that fructose and glucose have comparable effects on one’s liver, and calorie intake is the factor responsible for the progression of liver disease.

“Based on the results of our study, recommending a low-fructose or low-glycemic diet to prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is unjustified,” said Professor Ian A. Macdonald, study author and faculty of medicine and health sciences, University of Nottingham, UK. “The best advice to give a patient is to maintain a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise. Our study serves as a warning that even short changes in lifestyle can have profound impacts on your liver.”

During the period of increased calorie intake, all study participants experienced significant increases in body weight, waist circumference and total body fat, as expected. Interestingly, satiety was unaltered in spite of weight gain during the high-calorie diet; this reinforces the notion of “hidden calories” in drinks since participants consumed a portion of their calories in liquid form.

Fructose is a simple sugar commonly found in fruits and vegetables. Glucose, also known as grape or blood sugar, is present in all major carbohydrates, such as starch and table sugar.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, the most prevalent liver problem in the U.S. and most Western countries, is the buildup of extra fat in liver cells that is not caused by alcohol. For more on how a low-calorie diet is the best prescription for this form of liver disease, read the article “NAFLD Treatment: Is there More to Talk About Other than Diet and Exercise?” from the October/November issue of AGA Perspectives, the AGA Institute’s most prominent non-scientific publication.

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About the AGA Institute

The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to include 17,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programs of the organization. http://www.gastro.org.


About Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology, the official journal of the AGA Institute, is the most prominent scientific journal in the specialty and is in the top 1 percent of indexed medical journals internationally. The journal publishes clinical and basic science studies of all aspects of the digestive system, including the liver and pancreas, as well as nutrition. The journal is abstracted and indexed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents, Excerpta Medica, Index Medicus, Nutrition Abstracts and Science Citation Index. For more information, visit http://www.gastrojournal.org.

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