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  • Amazon’s Halo Device Will Tell You If You’re Condescending, Opinionated, or Fat

    12/14/2020 4:31:09 PM PST · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | 12-14-20 | Robert Wheeler
    There’s nothing angelic about Amazon’s new wearable technology. Halo, Amazon’s new AI health bracelet, offers body composition analysis, tone of voice analysis, sleep & activity tracking. Presumably, this new tech is another convenient application to bring awareness to users of such things as too much body fat or if their tone is a bit too abrasive or “condescending.” While some individuals may benefit from both of these nudges, a recent review of Halo by the Washington Post (the unabashed purveyor of the loss of civil liberties) forcibly admits that Halo is the “most invasive tech we’ve ever tested.” Authors Geoffrey...
  • Northrop Grumman outlines HALO plans for Gateway’s central module

    08/08/2020 8:33:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies ^ | 08/07/2020 | Chris Gebhardt
    With the first two major elements of NASA’s Lunar Gateway under contract and development, Northrop Grumman has outlined their plans for the overall Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) module, which will serve as the primary habitation and nexus for the lunar station. HALO will now launch in a fully integrated configuration with Maxar’s Power and Propulsion Element — a change that has brought about alterations to HALO. The duo will launch aboard a yet-to-be-officially confirmed rocket from the Florida spaceport in 2023. The cargo items now excluded from launching on HALO will have to be delivered separately on a future...
  • A 'Halo' amusement park will tour the US this summer

    02/05/2019 8:23:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Engadget ^ | 02/05/2019 | Jessica Condit
    Outpost Discovery is a 300,000 square foot, traveling amusement park packed with experiences from Xbox's pivotal sci-fi series, and it's set to start touring the US this summer. The show will land in Orlando, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston and finally Anaheim between July and September. Outpost Discovery is scheduled to run for a single weekend in each city, where it will feature a real-life Halo Ring and Warthog (sounds like it's not actually drive-able, by the way), a laser tag arena, escape room, VR and simulation stations loaded with Halo experiences, and panels to attend. The Halo Ring attraction is a...
  • Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistant officially launches for Android (Beta release)

    08/24/2015 8:14:05 PM PDT · by dayglored · 26 replies
    IBN Live ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | (none)
    Android users will now be able to use Microsoft’s digital assistant on their devices. After announcing in May, software giant Microsoft has officially rolled out the beta version of its voice-based assistant Cortana to Google’s popular platform. The Cortana app on Android will basically extend the digital assistant’s functionality across any device you carry and will do most of the things it does on your PC or Windows Phone. It will now allow Android users to easily search the web on-the-go, track flight details, set reminders, and also complete tasks across all the devices. You can now change the home...
  • Egypt: Pictures From A Warzone (In Denial)

    08/14/2013 10:33:56 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 14, 2013
    With the US denouncing actions left, right, and center, it is tough to know what they stand for (or against) as the coup-less coup appears to have turned into a bloody civil war. Casualty reports vary; from 278 people dead (health ministry) to 2,000 dead (Muslim Brotherhood) including 43 policemen and from 2,001 injured (health ministry) to 10,000 (Muslim Brotherhood). As the dreadful images below suggest, the Egyptian people have grown divided beyond the point of no return, and despite the jingoist platitudes and rhetoric of John Kerry describing the "deplorable" situation on the ground, the reality of a civil...
  • Mystery UFO halo spotted over Moscow

    10/11/2009 1:23:24 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 25 replies · 4,254+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | October 11 2009 | Vince Soodin
    THIS LINK is complete with the article, pictures, and video THIS glowing halo in clouds over Moscow looks like an Independence Day style alien attack. The astonishing ring was spotted over the city and captured on video by stunned locals. It has been described as a "true mystery" by a UFO expert. Scores of supernatural enthusiasts have been gripped by the astonishing footage and speculated it could be an ALIEN MOTHERSHIP. The sighting in the clouds is reminiscent of scenes from the 1996 Hollywood blockbuster Independence Day. Aliens tried destroy the earth massive using circular ships to zap the planet...
  • Why is there always a halo around Obama's head ?

    09/09/2009 4:33:11 PM PDT · by libh8er · 20 replies · 889+ views
    Vannity | 09.09.09 | Me
    Ok, it's only the WH fountain but still..
  • White House Manipulates Obama Photo with Halo

    09/04/2009 7:43:32 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 109 replies · 7,295+ views
    White House website blog ^ | 1 September 2009 | White House Phot
    Check out the photograph of the Obamessiah accompanying this White House blog entry: TUE, SEPTEMBER 1, 12:31 PM EST Photostream: Work and Rest in August Posted by Kori Schulman You may need to search for this caption: (President Barack Obama addresses a town hall meeting on health insurance reform inside a hangar at Gallatin Field in Belgrade, Mont., on Aug. 14, 2009. Official White House photo by Pete Souza) Here is the photo of interest. Look at the halo: Either the airplane hanger has a light directly behind Obama's head, or a halo has been photoshoped surrounding the messiah.
  • Caption Obama with Karsai and Zadari

    05/06/2009 8:56:44 PM PDT · by An.American.Expatriate · 18 replies · 612+ views
    20 Minutes ^ | 07 May 2009 | self
  • Obama: New financial rescue plan offers 'glimmers of hope'

    03/23/2009 11:49:37 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 13 replies · 638+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03-23-2009 | AP
    And the Barack Obama halo continues. . . AP Photo
  • Obama pledges to slash deficit — after increase (New Obama Halo)

    02/23/2009 6:23:45 PM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 11 replies · 608+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/23/09 | LIZ SIDOTI
    He said he would reinstitute a pay-as-you-go rule that calls for spending reductions to match increases and would shun what he said were the past few years' "casual dishonesty of hiding irresponsible spending with clever accounting tricks." He called the long-term solvency of Social Security "the single most pressing fiscal challenge we face by far" and said reforming health care, including burgeoning entitlement programs, was a huge priority.Wall Street seemed unimpressed by all the talk. The Dow Jones industrials dropped 251 points for the day.
  • New 'Halo'-esque look for Korea's troops

    11/20/2008 5:44:50 PM PST · by BGHater · 18 replies · 936+ views
    CNET ^ | 18 Nov 2008 | Mark Rutherford
    Things may be getting a little more stylish up on the DMZ (the Korean Demilitarized Zone) when Republic of Korea troops don their new high-tech battle uniforms. Accessories could include bulletproof helmets and a new assault rifle. The Agency for Defense Development will begin the two-phase development on a new combat uniform beginning next year, according to The Korea Times. "The agency has completed studies on the concept of the future combatant uniform and equipment,'" an unnamed official told the newspaper. "From next year, we plan to begin developing related technology and equipment after getting approval from the Defense Acquisition...
  • Reuters Gives Us Another Christ-like Obama Photo

    06/01/2008 6:00:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 93 replies · 480+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 1, 2008 | Warner Todd Huston
    Take a gander at this one... Reuters Gives us another Obama photo in a seeming Christ-like pose, halo surrounding him.
  • Bad Box Office? Blame 'Halo'

    10/16/2007 2:22:22 PM PDT · by Cripplehawk · 11 replies · 159+ views
    Advertising Age ^ | 10-15-2007 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    The joystick has brought Ben Stiller nothing but sorrow. Industry expectations for "The Heartbreak Kid," the date movie that re-teamed him with the Farrelly brothers (the duo who made him a megastar in "There's Something About Mary"), called for a $20 million to $25 million opening for the film. Instead, "Kid," which cost north of $60 million to make, managed only $14 million in the U.S. and Canada -- heartbreaking, indeed.
  • Halo: The Future of Gaming [humor]

    10/05/2007 10:25:18 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 20 replies · 608+ views
    This is quite a funny presentation. I'd discuss it but I'd rather you watch instead. Total runtime--5:52. Safe for work. I was hooting toward the end. Click here or at the link above.
  • Not a "Halo" fan? Other games beckon

    09/28/2007 6:32:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54+ views
    YAHOOOooooooooooo ^ | Thu Sep 27, 12:47 PM ET | Scott Hillis
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft's (MSFT.O) "Halo 3" has dominated video game headlines this week, but if blasting aliens isn't appealing there is more on offer in other games, including role-playing the composer Frederic Chopin. "Halo 3" is also only available on Microsoft's Xbox 360, so owners of Sony's (6758.T) PlayStation 3 or Nintendo's (7974.OS) Wii have to look elsewhere. The good news is that there are a number of games that have garnered high marks from reviewers and don't involve plasma rifles or parasitic alien life forms. "'Halo' is sucking up a lot of the publicity right now but...
  • Halo 3 Racks Up $170 Million In First-Day Sales

    09/26/2007 5:54:24 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 2 replies · 59+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/26/07 | By NICK WINGFIELD
    <p>Microsoft Corp. said its hotly-anticipated new videogame, Halo 3, generated an estimated $170 million in U.S. sales in its first day of release, a record for the games industry and a big boost for Microsoft's Xbox 360 business.</p> <p>The sales for Halo 3 exceeded first-day U.S. sales of $125 million for Halo 2, which came out three years ago for Microsoft's original ...</p>
  • Crowds of fans await Halo 3

    09/25/2007 12:45:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies · 94+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2007. | JAMES RUFUS KOREN
    PALMDALE - "Halo 3," the long-anticipated third installment of the futuristic video game series, went on sale at midnight, helping give closure to the hundreds of devotees who bought or picked up pre-ordered copies of the game in the wee hours of the morning. Ernie Casillas, assistant manager of Gamestop video game store on 10th Street West, said about 800 people pre-ordered copies of "Halo 3" from his store alone. Gamestop will be host to a "Halo 2" tournament at the store as customers wait until midnight to pick up their discs. "We have one gent in line already," Casillas...
  • From bears to bullets, Inventor hopes to sell armour suit to the military

    01/13/2007 8:00:15 AM PST · by nin_kasi · 26 replies · 2,978+ views
    The Hamilton Spectator ^ | Jan 11, 2007 | Wade Hemsworth
    The grizzly man is back, and this time he's ready to take on bullets and bombs. Troy Hurtubise, the Hamilton-born inventor who became famous for his bulky bear-protection suit by standing in front of a moving vehicle to prove it worked, has now created a much slimmer suit that he hopes will soon be protecting Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan and U.S. soldiers in Iraq. He has spent two years and $15,000 in the lab out back of his house in North Bay, designing and building a practical, lightweight and affordable shell to stave off bullets, explosives, knives and clubs. He...
  • Freeping Gamers! (Jan-06)

    01/13/2006 4:48:31 PM PST · by Safrguns · 88 replies · 1,578+ views
    This monthly thread is dedicated to Freepers who also enjoy online gaming. Post here to find fellow gamers, arrange online games, or share screen shots, reviews, helps and tips. Separate Ping lists are created and maintained for each game.Official game site links are available for most games listed. We currently have 92 gamers playing over 95 different games. Top Games: Battlefield/Battlefield 2 (19 gamers) World Of Warcraft (16 gamers) Unreal Tournament (9 gamers) City Of Heroes (10 gamers)