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Cheers to our #wcw of the week, #TTC Rookie Jordan!
#womancrushwednesday @ Nashville, Tennessee

View more photos: bit.ly/2xPpc6l

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders & T-Rac)

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New developments enabling blind people to see again

Enabling blind people to see again is the dream of many neuroscientists. We still have a long way to go to make this happen, but we have also made a lot of progress over the last twenty years, says Richard van Wezel of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. He presented his research into the development of a 'prosthetic for blind people' on the occasion of World Sight Day (12 October), an annual event that focuses attention on blindness and vision loss. Van Wezel and his colleague Marcel van Gerven belong to the NESTOR consortium, consisting of participants from a range of disciplines including neurobiologists and engineers specialized in microelectronics and wireless apparatus. NESTOR, which received a grant last November from NWO Applied and Engineering Science AES, is working on the development of a prosthesis that uses micro-electrodes to stimulate the brains of blind people to evoke phosphenes. "These are phosphenes, comparable to the stars you see when you stand up too quickly. Blind people can also perceive them," Van Wezel explains. "We use electrodes to stimulate the brain in such a way that blind people can have a limited form of vision to see what is happening in the world around them." It is a potential solution for people who have become blind because their eyes or optical nerves are no longer functional. "For this group, stimulating the visual cortex is the only option for restoring vision."

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Samsung's phone-as-desktop concept now runs Linux http://engt.co/2x7ryJm

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As noted how #Neville's WWE status is up in the air after he reportedly walked out of #RAW in Indianapolis earlier this month after finding out he was scheduled to lose a non-title match to then-WWE Cruiserweight Champion #EnzoAmore that night. #Kalisto ended up winning the title from Enzo that night but sources report that the plan has been to get the title back on Enzo, possibly at this Sunday's #WWETLC pay-per-view. There were conflicting reports on if Neville really walked out of RAW but multiple sources confirmed that he was not happy with the company and that he had pushed for his release.

It was also reported that Neville's unhappiness goes back a few months as he was upset over his #WrestleMania #WM33 Kickoff pre-show win over Austin Aries being left off the WrestleMania DVD along with the other pre-show matches. This caused him to miss out on royalties from what is usually the best-selling WWE DVD of the year. It was also noted that The King of The Cruiserweights was upset over other issues. While Neville remains under contract with WWE, it was reported that he was not being factored into any creative plans and he was not being booked for any upcoming events.

In an update, Sports Illustrated reports that Neville was frustrated by the direction of his character, the lack of pay-offs and the rough WWE life on the road. Neville has reportedly been "miserable in WWE" since January of this year and the walkout came nine months later than expected by many people close to the situation.

It appears Neville's decision may be influenced in-part by #AustinAries, who left the company on amicable terms earlier this year. The SI report notes that Neville learned Aries would be making more in the next six weeks on the indies than Neville would in the same timeframe while with WWE. We noted before that Neville had pushed for his WWE release with the idea of working the indies and making a name for himself there.

Regarding his match being left off the WrestleMania 33 DVD, not only was Neville upset about missing out on the pay but he was said to be "infuriated" that the company "would disregard his service and value" after being as dedicated as he was. Neville reportedly felt that he was viewed as "nothing more than a very talented 'get-over guy' used to enhance" other Superstars.

No word yet on if WWE will grant Neville his release but SI reports that he is hoping or success in Ring of Honor or New Japan Pro Wrestling. WWE could grant the release or make Neville wait until his deal expires, or possibly explore a breach of contract, but SI adds that the walkout did upset #VinceMcMahon.

There are rumors stating that other WWE talent also wants to leave the company and have been asking #CodyRhodes about transitioning to the indies. Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer confirmed on Twitter that "several" WWE talents are thinking about leaving, although he would not confirm if wrestlers were asking Cody for advice

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Cost to see VP Mike Pence in Denver plummets after tickets struggle to sell http://www.denverpost.com/2017/10/18/mike-pence-fundraiser-ticket-sales/ -via Flynx

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Google to Apple: Our AI is better than your AI. In its first year, Google Assistant has advanced further than Siri has in the past seven. - +Macworld

There is one important area where Google is firmly in the lead, and it has nothing to do with bezels or beats. It’s about intelligence. Google is using its AI smarts to make its products more responsive and adaptable to each user’s lifestyle.

Google Assistant isn’t just better than Siri at recognizing what you’re saying, it’s also more contextual and conversational, which leads to an all-around better experience. It even recognizes your voice over the other people in your home. With Siri, commands are islands unto themselves, while Google Assistant is practically like talking to an actual person.

It was just a year ago when Assistant was limited to Pixel phones and Google Home, and now it’s everywhere: headphones, watches, speakers, not to mention hundreds of millions of Android phones. Google is in a unique position to excel in the AI space. Where Apple needs to keep wowing us with drool-worthy hardware to get noticed, Google has taken a utilitarian approach to its design, banking on AI to drive the experience.

Google’s latest products are designed from the inside out to be smarter than they are pretty, a big bet that consumers are tired of good-looking gadgets that put form before function. And if it’s right, Apple could be playing catch-up for years to come.

#googleassistant #artificialintelligence #virtualassistant #machinelearning #siri

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Apple might be in a big trouble...

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Google’s recently-announced Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL can mimic DSLR’s depth-of-field effects despite having only one camera on the back. But how? #News #GooglePixel2 #GooglePixel2XL

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Even though it got off to a fairly rocky start, Samsung’s implementation of its Bixby AI seems to have leveled out a bit. Now that Samsung has Bixby up and running on its flagship phones around the world, it’s looking to the future. The future is apparently bright for Bixby, as Samsung plans to have its AI assistant everywhere. In … Continue reading

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Works pretty well though I still don't care about TLJ this Dec

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I Want The HP ZBook X2 Like Crazy
This may be my dream tablet

I have long wanted a tablet for design and art work. The little 13" tablets are just a bit too small, and finding a tablet or convertable that has good hardware, good GPU, and a good screen, seemed like an impossible task. When you throw in the requirement for a digitizer that is on par with Wacom, the selection is reduced to zero.

But here... here be something interesting. It's as though everything I could have ever wanted has come in a rocket can ( Pop culture reference. Google it). I can't believe I'm saying this, but I want something that HP makes. The world is turned upside down!

#hp #tablets #microsoft #surfacepro #wacom

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Nothing better than a Bimini sunset with Jinelle! #DCCSwim

Read more on: bit.ly/2l0vda8

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders)

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Several weeks ago, users spotted a new Google Play design on Android that featured a nested navigation bar just underneath the main tab of categories. That redesign — which goes against the Material guidelines — now appears to be more widely rolling out…

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Trump continues being a deceitful liar. After the candidate he endorsed (Luther Strange) failed to win an election, he deleted all his tweets supporting that candidate, and is now supporting the winner Roy Moore, despite that Moore being a religious bigot.

From the article linked below:

During a news conference at the White House on Monday, President Trump was asked how he can justify his endorsement of U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore (R-AL) — an extremist who has said 9/11 was punishment for America turning away from God, argued that homosexuality should be illegal, and pushed the racist conspiracy theory that President Obama is a Muslim.

Despite Moore’s hateful positions, Trump quickly endorsed him after he prevailed in a primary election last month.

On Monday, a reporter asked Trump how he can justify his support for Moore, given his extremist positions on Islam and homosexuality.

'“Roy Moore down in Alabama has said that homosexuality should be illegal and that Muslims should be barred from serving in the U.S. Congress,” the reporter began. “What makes you comfortable with those beliefs serving in the U.S. Senate?”

Trump completely ignored the question, and instead merely pointed out he’ll be meeting with Moore soon.

“Well I’m going to be meeting with Roy sometime next week, and we’re going to talk to him about a lot of different things,” Trump said. “He ran a very strong race, the people of Alabama who I like very much and they like me very much, but they like Roy, and we’ll be talking to him and I can report to you then.”

Trump actually endorsed Moore’s primary opponent, Luther Strange, in the primary. But after Moore prevailed, Trump quickly deleted tweets in which he endorsed Strange, including one in which he falsely claimed his endorsement was causing Strange to surge in the polls. Trump’s decision to delete the tweets was unusual — he never deleted his tweets falsely claiming President Obama’s birth certificate was a fraud.

Trump promised during his campaign that he would be a better “friend of women and the LGBT community” than Hillary Clinton. His refusal to disavow Moore is just the latest evidence of how empty his words were.

Trump is only concerned with the attention of the people who like him. His only measure of himself is how many people he can deceive into supporting him. The rest of the population who see his lies for what they are, don't generally impinge on his consciousness, and when one does, his instinctive reaction is to attack.

https://thinkprogress.org/donald-trump-dodges-roy-moore-question-e5276c997989/

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From Neuroscience News: ‘Cats-And-Dogs’ Test to Predict Dementia Among Parkinson’s Patients

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Finn Balor Continues to Lobby for Match Against Brock Lesnar - http://www.ringsidenews.com/2017/10/18/finn-balor-continues-lobby-match-brock-lesnar/

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Cleveland Cavaliers Won A Tough Game Against The Boston Celtics 102 to 99

The Cleveland Cavaliers kicked off the 2017-2018 season with a 102 to 99 victory against the Boston Celtics last night.

The Cavs had control of the game up 54 to 38 over the Celtics at the end of the first half.

A poor third quarter by the Cavs led to the Celtics cutting the double digit deficit down to one point at the end of the third quarter 72 to 71. The game got tight in the fourth quarter. James forced a big turnover with 1:04 left in the fourth quarter. Kevin Love knocked down a big three pointer to give the Cavs a four point lead 102 to 98 with 46.3 seconds left in the game. Kyrie Irving did not convert on a three point shot on the final possession of the game that would have force overtime.

Lebron James finished the game with 29 points, 16 rebounds, and 9 assists. Kevin Love put up a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Kyrie Irving put up 22 points and 10 assists in his first game with the Celtics.

Gordon Hayward played only five minutes in his first game with the Celtics. Hayward injured his left leg in the first quarter. Coach Brad Stevens mentioned after the game that doctors have determined that Hayward dislocated his left ankle and broke his left tibia.


What do you think about the Cavs winning a nail-biter?


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The Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square opened earlier this year at the site of the former Port of London Authority headquarters at Tower Hill. The five-star hotel includes a 1,700-square-metre underground spa, designed by Joseph Caspari and with neoclassical architecture inspired by ancient Roman history.

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A small waterfall on Bridal Creek at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.

More photos here: https://www.mrussellphotography.com/blog/bridal-veil-falls-provincial-park/

#bridalfalls #provincialparks #britishcolumbia #waterfalls

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Can they turn the USA off, Then back on again? Maybe that would help.

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Something weird is going on with the Pixel 2 XL's screen ...but it's not a dealbreaker.

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"Powerful solar eruptions could electrically charge areas of the Martian moon Phobos to hundreds of volts, presenting a complex electrical environment that could possibly affect sensitive electronics carried by future robotic explorers, according to a new NASA study. The study also considered electrical charges that could develop as astronauts transit the surface on potential human missions to Phobos."

Read more --> https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/goddard/2017/mars-electric-moons

Share courtesy +NASA Goddard

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Bannon Gathers Donors as He Launches War on GOP Establishment
by SEAN MORAN | 18 Oct 2017 | Breitbart

Frustrated with Republican incumbents’ inability to pass any significant legislation, the Republican donor class started meeting with Breitbart News Executive Chairman and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon over his plan to primary establishment Republicans.

Former White House chief strategist and Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon met with notable Republican donors, many whom remain frustrated by the Republican establishment’s inability to pass significant legislation such as repealing and replacing Obamacare, tax reform, and funding a southern border wall. The Republican donor class will consider backing Bannon’s campaign to challenge Senate Republican incumbents in the war against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

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http://www.breitbart.com/2018-elections/2017/10/18/bannon-gathers-donors-as-he-launches-war-on-gop-establishment/

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As Xi Jinping’s first five-year term as China’s leader ends, he gave himself a shining report card on Wednesday — and a big to-do list for his next five years. Speaking at the start of a Communist Party congress in Beijing, Mr. Xi gave a work report that summed up his achievements so far, while also laying out where he wants to take China in his second term, which starts after this congress. Sitting on a podium before 2,300 delegates, he spoke for 205 minutes, long enough that his predecessor, Hu Jintao, pointed at his watch when Mr. Xi finally finished.

Mr. Xi did not mention Donald Trump or North Korea or other specific policy headaches. Party congresses are held every five years, and always start with China’s leader giving a work report that is a broad outline of policy, not a detailed blueprint. Even so, Mr. Xi’s priorities shone through. This is a leader who believes China is on the cusp of greatness, but who worries about domestic security threats and maintaining ideological control. Here are some key takeaways from Mr. Xi’s report:

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Fun bedrooms that will help your kid have sweet dreams

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I thought I was the only one who noticed

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Sessions tells Senate he will not discuss conversations with Trump about Comey firing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeatedly insisted Wednesday that his private talks with President Donald Trump were off-limits to lawmakers - infuriating Democrats who for months have sought details of how the FBI director was fired amid a probe into Russia election interference.

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Wall And The Wizards Hold Of The 76ers To Scrap By With A 120 - 115 Win

The experienced Wizards were able to hold off the young and exiting 76ers in a close back and forward game. John Wall posted up 28 Points (10-28 FG), 8 Assists in his first game of the season while his partner in crime Bradley Beal finished with 25 Points (6-17 FG) and threw possible already the best lob pass of the season to John Wall. Marcin Gortat showed up with 16 Points, 17 Rebounds and off the Wizards bench both Kelly Oubre Jr, Jodie Meeks scored 14 Points apiece. As the Wizards hold off the young 76ers for a slim 5 point victory 120-115.

Robert Covington was the 76ers best player tonight scoring 29 Points and grabbing 7 Rebounds. While Ben Simmons in his NBA debut had 18 Points, 10 Rebounds and 5 Assists while Embiid had 18 Points, 13 Rebounds in just 27 limited minutes. With off the 76ers bench Markelle Fultz quietly scored 10 Points in his NBA debut.

The Wizards start off the season with a 1-0 record, while the 76ers fall to 0-1

Boxscore: http://www.espn.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=400974439

#NBA #76ers #Wizards #Philadelphia #Washington

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Save up to $410 on the Pixel 2 by trading in your phone to the Google Store

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I got a little more colors, but I'll try more soon.

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I'm interested in what people see in my pictures.
That's why I also describe my pictures a little, it help me understand what others think and see.
I take pictures of everything, because everything has something that is memorable.
Soon I'll post a new photos. I use here my Sony NEX-5T and Sony Lens 55-210 mm.

#tree #trees #treephotography #photo #photos #photography #image #images #gallery #artgallery #art #artphotography #color #colorphoto #colorphotography #colorimage #nature #naturephotography #warm #sun #yellow #gold #new #like #Look #steem #steemit #steemithelp #sony #nex #lens #top #news



https://steemit.com/photography/@foxkoit/last-tree-leafs

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Following the theft of $1.2 million worth of fajitas by a county employee, Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño has ordered a review of procedures in all departments. #rgv

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Do you really want to know why John Wall will win the 2018 NBA MVP award? Are the Washington Wizards really good? Can Wall and Bradly Beal lead the Wizards to the number one seed in the Eastern Conference? King Coopa J explains Boi..... #nba #basketball #wizards #washington
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