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GoPro Helmet
What cause the skiing accident involving Formula One driver Michael Schumacher? Was the GoPro camera party responsible for the helmet's failure to protect the seven-time world champion? These are just two of the questions that we may not be able to find answers in the immediate future, but whatever the answers will be it won't be enough to halt the plummeting shares of GoPro.

In early trade this week, shares of GoPro were down as much as 10 percent amid another day of broad market weakness, with the Nasdaq losing the most ground among the major averages.

According to Eurosport, French F1 commentator Jean-Louis Moncet told radio station Europe 1 that the problem for Schumacher was not his fall but the GoPro camera he had mounted to his helmet.

Per Yahoo's report: "'The problem for Michael was not the hit, but the mounting of the Go-Pro camera that he had on his helmet that injured his brain,' Moncet explained to the radio station."

This is not the first time that a mounted camera has been pegged as possibly increasing the severity of Schumacher's injury, but it appears to be the first time GoPro was mentioned by name.

A report in The Telegraph from back in February, shortly after Schumacher's accident, said that Schumacher's helmet smashed after his fall, but that the camera mounted to his helmet did not.

That report said experts were exploring whether "a solid object between a helmet colliding with a rock would weaken the structure."

Experts from ENSA, the world-renowned ski and climbing academy in the French ski resort of Chamonix, have conducted tests to determine whether the presence of a solid object between a helmet colliding with a rock would weaken the structure.

The helmet smashed – but the camera he had attached to it, in order to record him and his son skiing, was undamaged. The footage, audio and visual, has provided police with crucial information about the crash.

"The helmet completely broke. It was in at least two parts. ENSA analyzed the piece of the helmet to check the material, and all was OK," said a source close to the investigation.

"But why did it explode on impact? Here the camera comes into question. The laboratory has been testing to see if the camera weakened the structure."

Schumacher, is still recovering from his injuries, sustained in December. He emerged from a medically induced coma in June.


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Is the Translator Job a Scam?

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Translator Jamming
It appears that after initially trying to find out if they can use it to look for extra work and income, the Real Translator Jobs website may be a little bit disappointing to many. When you visit the site (realtranslatorjobs.com), the very first idea they present seemed promising.

With the current global economic outlook, it is not surprising that it continues to attract unsuspecting clients who want to get quick money online. However, it’s not as glamorous and profitable as one might think, especially if they consider what this particular site is offering or shall we say requiring.

One of the things that sparked a lot of people’s interest is the promotion of making US$ 100′s of dollars per day. I’m going to tell you right off the bat, your chances of making that kind of money through freelance translator work is slim to none.

Also, another thing that should raise the red flag is the screening process. There is none as far as weeding out capable prospects who are looking to get hired for translator jobs. That’s really fishy and I think I know why.

I figured out what’s really going on here. The way that you make money with this program is just reselling this program to other people looking at one. Get it? You can see that this is a Clickbank product. If you know anything about Clickbank, you know that it is an affiliate marketplace. In other words, people are selling this product all over the place and that’s really how you make money. In order to sell a product like this, you really have to know affiliate marketing skills and not translator job skills.

Here is also another Real Translator Jobs scam concern. When you visit the site, the security badges are not clickable. This means that they are not registered there for this is a fake image designed to give you comfort and a sense of security.

Another common complaint is contact support for refund. Usually companies will make it very difficult and inconvenient for you to submit a support ticket to get a refund. The good thing is that since this is dealt through Clickbank, you can use this third-party to get your money back. Also, there is a 60 day money back guarantee anyways so you have the right to.

In my opinion, the real reason why Real Translator Jobs was created was to build a list. More specifically an e-mail list that they can market future offers to and make a profit from. In other words, as the site draws in a lot of interest because of the whole idea of getting a translator job, the people that join go on this list. So you are more likely to get spammed very often with upsells and other products that the company is trying to promote you to make you more money off you.


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Death-Predicting Technology

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Age Prediction
There is a new technology being introduced and it is slowly gaining popularity because it involves age, beauty and death.

This technology can estimate anyone's age from their face and how long that person have to live. All they need to do is upload a decent size photo according to the requirements (face forward, no smiles, well lit and hair pulled back), answer a few simple questions and voila! It will give them an estimate of age and how long they have left to live.

FaceMyAge.com analyzes a face based on the uploaded picture and takes into account the answers on their lifestyle choices (smoking habits, drug habits, sun exposure, and marital status) to estimate age and predict lifespans. The program looks for sagging muscles and fat paddings on a face as well as skin discolorations and wrinkles by the eyes to estimate your current age (hence the ‘no smiles’ requirement).

This technology is realized by two teams: an Identity Sciences Team from University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), and a Demographic/Actuarial Sciences Team from the University of Chicago.

Dr. Jay Olshansky, a Professor at the University of Illinois and Research Associate at the University of Chicago initiated the project to determine the upper limits to human longevity as well as to find out the relations between health and aging. Using this website, he also means to gather a database of individuals from different populations groups in pursuit of increasing people’s lifespans. ‘

According to Dr Olshansky, the idea came to him over dinner with someone who worked for an insurance company. The friend lamented that it was difficult to access a person’s survival prospects in the limited time given, prompting Dr. Olshansky to find an alternative, scientific way of utilizing his expertise.

Using a complicated algorithm and a vast database of faces, the program assesses the age of different parts of the face and estimates the current age of the person based on the mean. The only issue is, of course, the quality of the photo. Grainy and low resolution pictures will make people look older and compromise the ability of the program.


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World of Warcraft
Hollywood has always been known to produced tons of stellar adaptations. from various materials "The Godfather" was translated beautifully from Mario Puzo’s novel. "Driving Miss Daisy" hit no speedbumps in its move from stage to screen. "The Avengers" turned the comic-book series into a pop-culture juggernaut.

When it comes to games, though, film studios have yet to find the magic formula. That hasn’t stopped them from trying. Will any of these upcoming films based on games make any difference:
  1. Tetris

    Having produced the "Mortal Kombat" films in the 1990s, Threshold Entertainment knows a thing or two about movies based on games. This one is a head-scratcher, though. The company envisions this 30-year-old puzzle game as an "epic sci-fi story," which is interesting since Tetris is neither sci-fi nor epic. Since the film was only announced last week, it has no cast, director, or producer yet, so for now, we’ll remain puzzled.
  2. Candy Land

    Adam Sandler is set to star in this adaptation of the tasty kid’s board game, but it’s currently stuck in Sticky Lawsuit Swamp. Landmark Entertainment Group claims it came up with characters like King Kandy and Princess Lolly and in turn has sued Hasbro, saying the company didn't have the rights to license the game to Sony. Sandler and Robert Smigel (who also cut his teeth at Saturday Night Live) were last said to be working on the screenplay, with Kevin (Enchanted) Lima set to direct.
  3. Angry Birds

    Angry Birds might not be topping the iOS charts, but Rovio is moving forward with its plans for an animated feature on its most popular franchise. It’s got plenty of star power: Jason Sudeikis will lead the cast as Red, joined by Danny McBride, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, and Peter Dinklage as The Mighty Eagle.
  4. World of Warcraft

    Duncan Jones has a hot hand with cult classics. But can the man behind Moon and Source Code bring that magic to "World of Warcraft"? We'll find out in 2016, when the film based on the MMO hits theaters. Plot details are scarce, but the early assumption that it would focus on the conflict between Orc and Human factions seems to be mistaken, as filmmakers feared it would be too similar to the "Lord of the Rings" films.
  5. Minecraft

    Will Microsoft's purchase of the popular game derail the film? That’s up in the air, but as recently as this February, Warner Bros. was reportedly working on a live-action "Minecraft" film with Roy Lee (producer of The Lego Movie) and Jill Messick as producers. No word on casting for the Creepers.


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Pepsi True at Amazon

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Pepsi True
To fend off its competitors' innovative approaches, PepsiCo Inc decided to introduce, for the first time, a product exclusively through Amazon.com. This will be the company's attempt to expand its footprint in e-commerce.

The product, a naturally sweetened soda called Pepsi True, will be available on Amazon in mid-October in 24-packs of 7.5-ounce cans, the company said. It will not be in brick-and-mortar outlets, though Pepsi said it plans to eventually sell True in grocery stores.

By introducing True through Amazon, Pepsi says it can better assess demand and gain insight into where people are buying it ahead of a wider launch.

Industry insiders said the move illustrates how the food and beverage industry is expanding into non-traditional distribution channels like e-commerce as it searches for growth.

Kraft Foods Group Inc recently started selling Jell-O molds of university mascots and logos through Amazon and grocery stores. And other companies are using Amazon to test the waters when reintroducing a product. Coca-Cola Co said recently it would bring back Surge, a soda it discontinued 12 years ago, through Amazon.

"While it seems there is still demand for the product, we aren't sure how much or how quickly it will sell," a Coca-Cola spokesman said in an email. "Working with Amazon allows us to determine what the market for Surge really is."

Amazon says the consumer goods space is one of its fastest-growing categories. Last spring it introduced Prime Pantry, where its Prime members can shop for hundreds of household items including soft drinks, laundry detergent and cereal.

At Pepsi, "online selling is a relatively new endeavor," said Simon Lowden, chief marketing officer at Pepsi Beverages North America. "You should expect online commerce to be a much bigger part of our proposition going forward."

The e-commerce space comes with risks as well as opportunities. Amazon could put downward pressure on prices in the consumer packaged goods category, as it did with e-books, analysts at Sanford Bernstein said in a research note in April. And Amazon's vast array of products could make it harder for brands to stand out.

A Pepsi spokeswoman said prices for its other products sold on Amazon have been stable. The company says it decided to introduce True through Amazon after noting the success of other products such as its Starbucks Double Shot Light, Pepsi's top-selling item year-to-date in e-commerce. Pepsi sells the product through a joint venture with Starbucks Corp.

Still, e-commerce is especially tricky for soda companies because of their agreements with bottling partners, which have exclusive distribution rights in certain regions. Lowden said that although Pepsi True will not be distributed through Pepsi's bottler system, bottlers will be compensated for revenue they would have received when purchases are made through Amazon in their territories.


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