3D Audio of Break Free by Ariana Grande ft. Zedd (Requested)
What is 3D Audio?
3D audio effects are a group of sound effects that manipulate the sound produced by stereo speakers, surround-sound speakers, speaker-arrays, or headphones. This frequently involves the virtual placement of sound sources anywhere in three-dimensional space, including behind, above or below the listener.
Only works with headphones/earphones
Estella Pyfrom’s “Brilliant Bus”: a State of the Art Mobile Learning Center that Helps Underserved Students Learn Technology
If Estella Pyfrom looks familiar, it’s because she was recognized last year as a CNN Hero, a honor she received for the humanitarian genius behind her Brilliant Bus initiative, which really is quite brilliant.
Pyfrom, a retired 50-year veteran of Florida’s Palm Beach County School District, didn’t have any training in technology before she realized students in her district lacked the digital know-how to meet the demands of the 21st century workforce. “The minute I decided that [in retirement] I wanted to continue what I was doing for 50 years [as a school administrator], I knew I needed to be creative, and I needed to understand it,” Pyfrom said in a phone interview.
So Pyfrom, who is now 76, brushed up on her tech skills in 2009 and emptied her pension to build a non-profit, state-of-the-art mobile learning center called Project Aspiration, which was later renamed Estella’s Brilliant Bus. She’s been offering free tutoring to students since 2011.
Students who were among the winners of the #YESWECODE Hackathon at the 2014 ESSENCE Festival for their GlucoReader app rode from Florida to New Orleans on Estella’s Brilliant Bus, and Pyfrom takes great pride in her affiliation with the winners.
More at the link.
It’s things like this that make me think that this is what I want to go to grad school for.
Ever want to binge watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe but want to do it in chronological order? Here you go:
Captain America: The First Avenger
Agent Carter - Marvel One-Shot
Iron Man 2
The Incredible Hulk
The Consultant - Marvel One-Shot
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer - Marvel One-Shot
Item 47 - Marvel One-Shot
Iron Man 3
All Hail the King - Marvel One-Shot
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 01 – Pilot
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 02 – 0-8-4
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 03 – The Asset
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 04 – Eye-Spy
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 05 – Girl in the Flower Dress
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 06 – F.Z.Z.T.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 07 – The Hub
Thor: The Dark World
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 08 – The Well
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 09 – Repairs
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 10 – The Bridge
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 11 – The Magical Place
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 12 – Seeds
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 13 – T.R.A.C.K.S.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 14 – T.A.H.I.T.I.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 15 – Yes Men
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 16 – End of the Beginning
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 17 – Turn, Turn, Turn
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 18 – Providence
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 19 – The Only Light in the Darkness
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 20 – Nothing Personal
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 21 – Ragtag
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 22 – Beginning of the End
Where do you find the Marvel One-Shots? Youtube?
DIY Earpins’ Tutorial from Curly Made. These are so easy to make. One photo that looks like these earpins has been circulating over and over again on Pinterest and is from Etsy. These are cheap and easy to make and there is a good video that runs less than 4 minutes. For a huge selection of DIY earrings go here and for DIY ear cuffs go here.
Trailer: ‘Rosewater' - Nov 7
Directed by Jon Stewart, written by Stewart based on the book by Maziar Bahari, starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Golshifteh Farahani, Kim Bodnia, Nasser Faris, Haluk Bilginer, Jason Jones and Dimitri Leonidas.
Looks about as good as you would expect. I was hoping for a bit more tension, but this doesn’t seem to be that movie, which isn’t a bad thing. Also, of course Jon Stewart is this talented.
Airports are confusing places at the best of times, but to navigate them with a visual impairment can be a trial for many blind people. To make the experience of flying more enjoyable for those with sight difficulties, indoor mapping firm indoo.rs has now installed its beacon technology at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), delivering location-sensitive, voice-based directions via smartphones. READ MORE…
“I’M NOT HIDING,” Sonny Vaccaro told a closed hearing at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., in 2001. “We want to put our materials on the bodies of your athletes, and the best way to do that is buy your school. Or buy your coach.”
Vaccaro’s audience, the members of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, bristled. These were eminent reformers—among them the president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, two former heads of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and several university presidents and chancellors.
The Knight Foundation, a nonprofit that takes an interest in college athletics as part of its concern with civic life, had tasked them with saving college sports from runaway commercialism as embodied by the likes of Vaccaro, who, since signing his pioneering shoe contract with Michael Jordan in 1984, had built sponsorship empires successively at Nike, Adidas, and Reebok.
Not all the members could hide their scorn for the “sneaker pimp” of schoolyard hustle, who boasted of writing checks for millions to everybody in higher education.
“Why,” asked Bryce Jordan, the president emeritus of Penn State, “should a university be an advertising medium for your industry?” Vaccaro did not blink. “They shouldn’t, sir,” he replied. “You sold your souls, and you’re going to continue selling them. You can be very moral and righteous in asking me that question, sir,” Vaccaro added with irrepressible good cheer, “but there’s not one of you in this room that’s going to turn down any of our money. You’re going to take it. I can only offer it.”
William Friday, a former president of North Carolina’s university system, still winces at the memory. “Boy, the silence that fell in that room,” he recalled recently. “I never will forget it.”
Friday, who founded and co-chaired two of the three Knight Foundation sports initiatives over the past 20 years, called Vaccaro “the worst of all” the witnesses ever to come before the panel.
Those writers you think are masters of the craft aren’t created that way. They aren’t supernaturally capable ninja writer-bots. When you read the work of a writer operating at the top of her game, you’re not seeing all the years of failed efforts, of work that wasn’t quite right, of work that was well-intentioned or built off of strong ideas but had slick and wobbly legs like a newborn fawn.
You see the author operating at a high level and you wonder: why am I not doing that?
The reality is:
You’re only seeing the island, not the heap of volcanic material that pushed it out of the sea."
Chuck Wendig - "Polling Your Intestinal Flora: How A Writer Cultivates Instinct" (via likeatumbleweed)
Palestine and Israel have negotiated an end to the fighting for the time being!!!!!!!!!
Passage in an out of Gaza will be allowed again, the border with Egypt will be reopened, the fishing area will be expanded, and it seems…
Micromax has sent out an invite for a launch event on September 1. The invite however is quite cryptic and doesn’t reveal anything.
The invite simply reads “Witness the Democratization of the Technology” followed by the date and time of the launch event.If we were to hazard a guess, the company could either launch an ultra-affordable smartphone or the first Android one smartphone.
My guess is either: they’re making good on a rumor of a dual-booting Windows and Android phone, or some sort of advanced security shenanigans. On the one hand, the invitation implies something big. On the other hand, it could just be bombastic advertising.