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Netflix's speed test tool is now on iOS and Android - The Verge
Netflix launched an internet speed test at Fast.com back in May, and this week it rolled out dedicated apps for the tool on iOS and Android. While the apps are identical to the website, Fast's launch as an app could go a long way toward getting peop…
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6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America - Morris Creative Group
We help businesses reach their goals using the power of digital advertising, marketing, branding and public relations.
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BBC - Tomorrow's World - Media Centre
Tomorrow's World
BBC and partners launch year of science and technology

We’ve come together behind a simple, and very bold ambition - to equip all of us with the knowledge and understanding we need to make sense of our lives and the future.
Tony Hall, BBC Director-General
Date: 02.05.2017     Last updated: 02.05.2017 at 12.48
Category: BBC One; BBC Two; BBC Four; Radio 4; Corporate; Learning; Online and interactive; Factual; BBC Studios; Commissioning
The BBC is launching a year long season of science and technology programming under the banner of Tomorrow’s World.
It will take science out of the lab and into peoples’ homes, as we seek to address how science is changing peoples’ lives, reshaping the world, and rewriting the future of healthcare. Our aim is to make science personal with the biggest scientific partnership we have ever convened to answer the big questions relevant to everyone.

Tony Hall, BBC Director-General, says: “We’ve come together behind a simple, and very bold ambition - to equip all of us with the knowledge and understanding we need to make sense of our lives and the future. Whether it’s the rise of robotics or the demise of antibiotics, travelling to Mars or the arrival of 3D printed food. Science is changing the world at an extraordinary pace.

“The campaign will connect audiences with the brightest minds and institutions in science and technology, producing more than 40 hours of television, a range of programmes across our radio networks, a series of podcasts, and digital offerings, made in collaboration with partners, including the Science Museum Group, Wellcome, The Open University and the Royal Society.”

Highlights being announced today include:

A Digital Hub - at the heart of the campaign - will bring together the most respected science institutions from across the UK for the first time. Curated daily, and featuring content from across the partnership, it will engage audience interest in the broadcasts, topical events and social media

Britain’s Greatest Invention -
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Lip-syncing Obama: New tools turn audio clips into realistic video | UW News
Previously, audio-to-video conversion processes have involved filming multiple people in a studio saying the same sentences over and over to try to capture how a particular sound correlates to different mouth shapes, which is expensive, tedious and time-consuming. By contrast, Suwajanakorn developed algorithms that can learn from videos that exist “in the wild” on the internet or elsewhere.

“There are millions of hours of video that already exist from interviews, video chats, movies, television programs and other sources. And these deep learning algorithms are very data hungry, so it’s a good match to do it this way,” Suwajanakorn said.

Because streaming audio over the internet takes up far less bandwidth than video, the new system has the potential to end video chats that are constantly timing out from poor connections.
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Meet Sophie, one of the many women with undiagnosed 'high-functioning' autism - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Meet Sophie, one of the many women with undiagnosed 'high-functioning' autism
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PHOTO The signs of autism aren't always obvious and women in particular are often left undiagnosed.
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Let's call her Sophie. The description we'll give could be that of any woman who is on the autistic spectrum without knowing it.

Because they're intelligent and used to compensating for communication impediments they may not be consciously aware of, these women slip through the cracks of our still-too-inefficient diagnostic procedures.

Studies reveal one woman for every nine men is diagnosed with so-called "high-functioning" autism, that is, autism without intellectual disability.

If we compare this to the one woman for every four men diagnosed with the more readily identified "low-functioning" autism, we can easily imagine many autistic women are left undiagnosed.
Today, Sophie, who lives in France, has a job interview. If you could see her nervously twisting her hair, you might think she's anxious, like anyone would be in the circumstances.

You would be wrong. Sophie is actually on the verge of a panic attack.

At 27, she just lost her job as a salesperson due to repeated cash-register mistakes — and it's the eighth time in the last three years. She loved maths at university and is deeply ashamed.

She hopes the person hiring will not bring up the subject — she has no justification for her professional failures and knows that she is incapable of making one up.

Learning accounting by herself at home
Sophie's wish is granted: the interviewer asks her instead about her time at university. Relieved, she happily launches into an explanation of her masters thesis on meteorological modelling, but he cuts her off abruptly, clearly irritated.
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Engineering News-Record | ENR
Apparently the accident reviews are pretty brutal
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