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The iPhone X is still getting tailored to by app devs.

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The Phoenix Suns have fired head coach Earl Watson, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski #NBA #Suns

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PAST PRESIDENT CARTER TO THE POINT... NO FEAR OF THE MEDIA

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For Your Brain’s Sake, Keep Moving

Because we can never have enough reasons to keep exercising, a new study with mice finds that physical activity not only increases the number of new neurons in the brain, it also subtly changes the shape and workings of these cells in ways that might have implications for memory and even delaying the onset of dementia. As most of us have heard, our brains are not composed of static, unchanging tissue. Instead, in most animals, including people, the brain is a dynamic, active organ in which new neurons and neural connections are created throughout life, especially in areas of the brain related to memory and thinking. This process of creating new neurons, called neurogenesis, can be altered by lifestyle, including physical activity. Many past studies have shown that in laboratory rodents, exercise doubles or even triples the number of new cells produced in adult animals’ brains compared to the brains of animals that are sedentary. But it has not been clear whether the new brain cells in active animals are somehow different from comparable new neurons in inactive animals or if they are just more numerous....Last year, in an important study published in NeuroImage, the researchers found for the first time that young brain cells in adult mice that spent a month with running wheels in their cages did seem to be different from those in animals that did not run. For the experiment, the scientists injected a modified rabies vaccine into the animals, where it entered the nervous system and brain. They then tracked and labeled connections between brain cells and learned that compared to the sedentary animals’ brain cells, the runners’ newborn neurons had more and longer dendrites, the snaky tendrils that help to connect the cells into the neural communications network. They also found that more of these connections led to portions of the brain that are important for spatial memory, which is our internal map of where we have been and how we got there.

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Negan won’t know what hit him.

AMC’s #TWD returns tonight at 9/8c. Watch live with PS Vue: psvue.com

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Frankly, Trump is a better President than Mr. Bush ever was. But it seems some have forget the horrible things Mr. Bush has done. And now Mr. Trump has to clean the whole mess which his former presidents had let behind them.

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The GOP tried Trump-style tax cuts in Kansas. What a mess. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/gop-tried-trump-style-tax-cuts-kansas-n812701 -via Flynx

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Dolphins' Jay Cutler leaves game vs. Jets with chest injury: Cutler was injured early in the third quarter and replaced by backup Matt Moore. http://dlvr.it/Px2j4b

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Is the startup era over? "The web boom of 1997-2006 brought us Amazon, Facebook, Google, Salesforce, AirBnB, etc., because the Internet was the new new thing, and a handful of kids in garages and dorm rooms could build a web site, raise a few million dollars, and scale to serve the whole world. The smartphone boom of 2007-2016 brought us Uber, Lyft, Snap, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter, etc., because the same was true of smartphone apps."

"Because we've all lived through back-to-back massive worldwide hardware revolutions -- the growth of the Internet, and the adoption of smartphones -- we erroneously assume another one is around the corner, and once again, a few kids in a garage can write a little software to take advantage of it. But there is no such revolution en route."

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After spending hundreds of dollars on your smartphone, you probably want it to last a while before breaking. The Pixel 2 thankfully has a pretty grippy build, but you’re probably going to drop it at some point. If a case isn’t your thing, you’ll want to…

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Just released Visuino - Graphical Development for Arduino - 7_8_2_210 with Circuit Playground and Trinket M0 Support
https://www.visuino.com

Added support for Adafruit Circuit Playground, and Trinket M0
Added support for PCF8563 RTC Clock
Added support for the Teensy 3.X RTC Clock
Added support for 2 PWM control motor bridges
Added support for the official Arduino ST7735 display
Added support for the 160x80 ST7735 displays
Added support for the Arduino Ethernet Shield V2
Added IntialValue to the motor driver components and shields
Added Asymmetry and Phase to the Pulse Generator
Improved Rotary Encoder debouncing implementation
Reduced memory usage by many of the components
Improved ESP8266 and M0 compatibility for some of the components

In the Visuino Pro Beta added initial support for some IndustrialShields controllers - https://www.industrialshields.com/

There is also updated version of the Visuino Pro with improved Modbus support available in the G+ Community:
https://plus.google.com/communities/116125623808250792822

Updated version of the Visuino Component Development SDK is also available in the G+ Community and the Facebook Beta group:
https://plus.google.com/communities/116125623808250792822

http://www.visuino.com/download

#Visuino #Arduino

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What does one orbit of the International Space Station around the world look like? We're inviting you to help us find out! Traveling at about five miles per second, the station completes one orbit around Earth approximately every 90 minutes. The crew will photograph our home planet for one whole orbit on Monday from the station’s 360-degree Earth-facing cupola window beginning at 8:25 a.m. EDT, October 23. You're invited to send photos of the Earth views from the ground back using the hashtag #1World1Orbit. Join the station crew & learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2l5frL4

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Kyrie insisted he has no regrets, but the outburst still will cost him.

https://nesn.com/2017/10/celtics-kyrie-irving-fined-25k-for-profane-comment-toward-sixers-fan/

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'Hey Google' Command For Google Assistant Rolling Out To Smartphones

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SPIDER-MAN SYMBOL EVOLUTION

Which is your favourite? Mine are: 1962, 1988, and 2002. Honestly, the 2nd 2015 symbol doesn't even look like a spider. Half of these don't even look like spiders which I think is hilarious XD

✥ Credit to Ricky Franklin Design! ✥

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🇬🇧 ~ ⚜ Cσмρяσмιѕє ωнєяє уσυ cαи. ωнєяє уσυ cαи'т, ∂σи'т. Eνєи ιf єνєяуσиє ιѕ тєℓℓιиg уσυ тнαт ѕσмєтнιиg ωяσиg ιѕ ѕσмєтнιиg яιgнт. Eνєи ιf тнє ωнσℓє ωσяℓ∂ ιѕ тєℓℓιиg уσυ тσ мσνє, ιт ιѕ уσυя ∂υту тσ ρℓαит уσυяѕєℓf ℓιкє α тяєє, ℓσσк αт тнєм ιи тнє єуєѕ, αи∂ ѕαу, 'Nσ, YOU мσνє.' ⚜ ~ 🇬🇧

♔ ~ #marvel#marveluniverse#MCU#marvelmovies#marvelfilms#marvelcomics#spiderman#peterparker#tobeymaguire#andrewgarfield#tomholland#symbols#superherosunday#superhero#hero#art#fanart#fandoms#welcometothefandomlife ~ ♔

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The Samples That Fueled Kendrick Lamar's ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’

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DNA vaccine protects against toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s
A new DNA vaccine when delivered to the skin prompts an immune response that produces antibodies to protect against toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease – without triggering severe brain swelling that earlier antibody treatments caused in some patients.

Two studies from the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute demonstrate in animals how a vaccine containing DNA of the toxic beta-amyloid protein elicits a different immune response that may be safe for humans.

The vaccine, which will likely be tested further by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is on a shortlist of promising antibody treatments that may eventually help settle a high-stakes debate of whether amyloid is a vital target for preventing or curing Alzheimer’s.

“If you look at the hard reality, the odds are against us because so many therapies have failed through the years. But this has potential,” said Dr. Roger Rosenberg, co-author of the studies and Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Rosenberg notes that earlier research established that antibodies significantly reduce amyloid buildup in the brain, but he needed to find a safe way to introduce these into the body. A vaccine developed elsewhere showed promise in the early 2000s, but when tested in humans it caused brain swelling in some patients.

Dr. Rosenberg’s idea was to start with DNA coding for amyloid and inject it into the skin rather than the muscle. The injected skin cells make the amyloid protein, and the body responds by producing new antibodies that inhibit the buildup of amyloid, which some scientists blame for destroying neurons.

Although the DNA vaccine has not yet been tested in humans, it produces a different kind of immune response in the tested animals that significantly lessens the chance of an adverse response in the brain, according to the studies published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy.

The research is notable because it shows a DNA vaccine can be effective and safe in two large mammals. Most other vaccines only produced an immune response in mice but not large mammals.

Journal article:
https://alzres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13195-017-0257-7

Source & further reading:
http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/articles/year-2017/alzheimers-dna-vaccine.html

#alzheimersdisease #betaamyloid #DNAvaccine #neuroscience #science
#medicine #health #research

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Beautiful Mother Daughter Quotes – Short & Cute [Complete Collection] http://bayart.org/beautiful-mother-daughter-quotes-short-cute/ #motivation #inspiration #life

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A shock to the system.

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disused

#rustysunday by +Gary Posner+RustySunday

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Swirling Autumn

Sometimes wild and impressive, at other times more tranquil, the Falls of Bruar in the Scottish Highlands are never dull. Here in the autumnal scenery taken a week ago.

#landscape #photography #autumn #atmospheric #fall #Scotland
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Krzysztof Felczak

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Dreamy were my eyes in London, on October 20th 2017
with +Angelo Gifford

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Entre-deux
Angoulins-sur-Mer - Pointe de la Belette
©2017 www.fabricedenisphotography.fr

Version HD : 500px.com/photo/232717651

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Possibly the last tulip of the season

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On Rails

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That Beautiful Evening

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Into the city

Via Anzac Bridge

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What I read at Sxip and Coco's wedding...

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The Cleveland Browns offensive tackle had been on the field for 10,363 consecutive plays.

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Cardona, an active member of the Navy, helped organize a special thanks to service men and women at tonight's game.

https://nesn.com/2017/10/joe-cardona-patriots-donating-200-falcons-game-tickets-to-military-members/

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IGDB - Video Games Database beta
https://www.testingcatalog.com/project/638/reports

This beta app is all about games. It has a huge database where you can search and browse game details.
I like the UI, it easy to navigate through the app.
It is possible to add games to the list of favourites and rate them with a 0 to 100 scale. Usability wise it is done quite well in general. I would try to move actions from the floating button somewhere else to decrease an amount of taps the user has to perform (Not very important).
It was very interesting to test this one and I also liked that this app contains links to the wiki pages and related twitter accounts.

Device: Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Android 6.0.1

Notes:

Some games in the database has an empty description
Search for “fifa” and open fifa 12. See the screenshot below.

There is no warning if device doesn’t have internet connection.
In addition to that, the user can see “Server maintenance” message on app loading if he doesn’t have an internet connection.

Issues:

The user can see a short blink during the search hot loading.

- Priority - low.
- Steps - open app - press the search icon - type "fifa" - wait for the search results loading - type Space.
- Expected - the user should see a short loading animation for hot loading events or the list of results should stay unchanged after the "Space" character entering b/c the list of new results will be the same.
- Actual - the user can see a short blink during the search hot loading even if the list of results is the same.

The second Back button press doesn’t close the app if the settings menu was closed via back arrow

- Priority - medium.
- Steps - open app - open app drawer - open settings - press Back arrow icon at the top-left corner - press Back device button - see the toast message - press Back device button again
- Expected - the app is closed as per Toast promise.
- Actual - Settings activity is opened. It looks like the Back arrow icon starts a new main activity instead of resuming an old one which behaves badly.

Full description is opened by default on the game details page and “read more” button collapses it

- Priority - medium.
- Steps - open app - open any game - swipe right to the details page - scroll down - press “Read more”
- Expected - Short description is opened by default and Read more button expands it to the full description. If it is intended to show a full description by default, the button should be changed to the “Show less”.
- Actual - “read more” button shows a short description which is “less"

The details page tab opening crashes an app in case if the Main activity was recreated by the Settings activity

- Priority - High.
- Steps - open app - open app drawer - open settings - press Back arrow icon at the top-left corner - open any game - swipe right to the details page.
- Expected - Settings activity shouldn’t spawn a new Main activity instance and the details page should be displayed.
- Actual - App crashes. See logs.

```
10-21 23:35:36.880 3750 3750 E AndroidRuntime: FATAL EXCEPTION: main
10-21 23:35:36.880 3750 3750 E AndroidRuntime: Process: com.igdb.igdbmainapp, PID: 3750
10-21 23:35:36.880 3750 3750 E AndroidRuntime: java.lang.NullPointerException: null reference
```

Removing from the favourites crashes the app

- Priority - high.
- Steps - open app - sign in - open any app - tap on the floating button - Press on the Add to Want List - see “error adding” toast message - tap on the floating button again - press on the Remove from Want List.
- Expected - the user can add and remove games from the Want list without any errors.
- Actual - The user receives a server error during adding any game to the Want list (The same operation works normally without an internet). The game was marked as “added” on the app level and the user can remove it from the list. This operation causes a crash. See logs.

```
10-21 23:59:17.725 16035 16293 E AndroidRuntime: Process: com.igdb.igdbmainapp, PID: 16035
10-21 23:59:17.725 16035 16293 E AndroidRuntime: java.lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke virtual method 'int java.lang.Integer.intValue()' on a null object reference
10-21 23:59:17.725 16035 16293 E AndroidRuntime: at com.igdb.igdbmainapp.view.GamePageActivity$11.run(GamePageActivity.java:380)
10-21 23:59:17.725 16035 16293 E AndroidRuntime: at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:818)
10-21 23:59:17.725 3936 4569 W ActivityManager: Force finishing activity com.igdb.igdbmainapp/.view.GamePageActivity
```

The monkey script test crashes the app with a high chance

- Priority - medium.
- Steps - run "adb shell monkey -p com.igdb.igdbmainapp -v --pct-syskeys 0 1000” script
- Expected - test passes successfully
- Actual - app crashed 4 out of 5 tries. See logs.

```
// CRASH: com.igdb.igdbmainapp (pid 2668)
// Short Msg: java.lang.NullPointerException
// Long Msg: java.lang.NullPointerException: null reference
// Build Label: samsung/treltexx/trelte:6.0.1/MMB29K/N910CXXS2DQHB:user/release-keys
// Build Changelist: N910CXXS2DQHB
// Build Time: 1502430430000
// java.lang.NullPointerException: null reference
```

Happy Testing!

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#vss +Robbie Taylor 1962 #OnThisDay President Kennedy asked Congress for a declaration of war against Cuba http://althistory.blogspot.ca/2005/10/genesis-eisenhower-withdraws-from.html

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How to Boost Word-of-Mouth and Sales for Your Ecommerce Business This Fall

For many ecommerce business owners, fall is the biggest and most profitable time of year. As consumers approach big holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, and others, and start marking their calendars for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s a great time for ecommerce businesses to start thinking about how to get the most out of the upcoming shopping season.

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What do you think of the rumored specs?

#Android #News #HTCU11

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Massive Canyon-Shaped Hole in the Sun's Atmosphere - Big Sunspot Makes Third Trip Across the Sun

ATMOSPHERIC CANYON ON THE SUN: A large hole has opened in the sun's atmosphere, cleaving the Earth-facing side of the sun with a gaseous canyon more than 700,000 km long. Images, based on data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatry, show the structure directly facing Earth on Oct. 22nd.

Coronal holes are region where the sun's magnetic field peels back and allows solar wind to escape. Solar wind is emerging at speeds between 600 km/s and 700 km/s. When this fast-moving material reaches Earth two days from now, it will likely spark polar geomagnetic storms: G1-class (minor) storms on Oct. 24th, possibly intensifying to G2-class (moderately strong) on Oct. 25th. High-latitude sky-watchers should be alert for auroras.

Sunspot Returns
New sunspot AR2685 is an old friend: AR2673 making its third trip across the Earthside of the sun. Although it has decayed significantly since its early September heyday, this old sunspot is still capable of activity, such as the M1-class solar flare it produced on Oct. 21st.
http://www.spaceweather.com/
http://www.solarham.net/

G1, G2 GEOMAGNETIC STORM WATCHES ISSUED FOR 24-25 OCT
A G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm watch has been issued for 24 Oct 2017 due to the anticipated arrival of a recurrent, positive polarity CH HSS.
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/g1-minor-geomagnetic-storm-watch-issued-24-oct

Clips, images credit: NOAA.SWPC, NASA/SDO, SOHO and helioviewer.org

Music credit: YouTube Audio Library

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Comparison: Pixel 2 XL vs iPhone X #Google #Pixel2

Google unveiled two flagship phones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, during its Made By Google 2017 event on October forth. The Pixel 2 XL is the better of the two devices and comes with a design that subscribes to the trend in 2017 that has been highlighted…
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