These Sweat-Proof Headphones Will Transform The Way You Workout

Okay, so you don’t run as often as you think you should? And the reason is because? If you’ve exhausted lack of motivation, and fatigue, probably the only thing you have left to blame is that your headphones just do not come up to scratch. And that might well be the only valid reason for not running as much as you want! Fear no more, because these headphones will leave you speechless.

The JBL reflect Contour sport headphones are going to take your workout to a new level! Never again will they come out of your ears or fall off, and neither will they be ruined by excess sweat.

The headphones have a dual combo of an over the ear hook, which is combined with an in ear headphone, to give you an uninterrupted listening experience. This unique feature, combined with the fact that the set is sweat proof and wireless is just great for runners. In fact you can connect to your phone, iPod or laptop, via Bluetooth.

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It seems that the manufacturers have gone to great lengths to make these for runners, taking into account all the impact and movement which would make another set fall off.

The battery life is eight hours, so even a fanatical runner will only have to charge them after two or three workouts.

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Possibly the only downside of the headphones, is that they are not as loud as you might like them to be. There again, that depends on just how loud you need them to be, really. Most runners want to at least hear if cars are hooting at them!

Check out the short video which will give you an even better insight as to how robust they are. They look smart, and actually do the job they are intended for, namely, staying on your head, and not being affected by sweat.

The headphones sell for $90, which may at first glance seem a bit on the expensive side. Given that they do all they say they do, you may think that they are worth it in the long run, especially if it means that you can run without them falling off every few minutes.

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Google’s PhotoScan App Now Automatically Removes Glare From Your Old Photos

Fed up of photographs that have glare across them? The ones where parts of the most important object is not visible? Fret no more, because Google has a new app out now, which gets rid of glare completely.

Previously with glossy prints, you would find glare somewhere when you covered the pic with glass or even plastic in a photo album. Even taking four or five shots – as photoscan recommended – and merging them into one was not a guarantee that the picture would be glare free. The process would also only work on flat images although Google did try to make it work using an optical flow. It was never 100{a30e0c09ff70771d4c2559ca452283db427b609927687ae1d17157c286cad949} successful.

Google’s latest app lets you take one single shot using your smart device. The algorithm does the rest. It removes the glare by taking into account the surrounding colours and then making sure that they are matched in with the rest of the picture. It calculates the surrounding colours and parameters and works from there. So, instead of taking a series of shots of the same image and hoping that you will get no glare, with this app you need to take just one shot, run it through the app, and you will have a glare free picture!

Left: A regular digital picture of a physical print. Right: Glare-free digital output from PhotoScan
Left: The captured, input images (5 in total). Right: If we stabilize the images on the photo, we can see just the glare moving, covering different parts of the photo. Notice no single image is glare-free.
Left: Detected feature matches between the reference frame and each other frame (left), and the warped frames according to the estimated homographies (right).
Comparison between the warped frames using homographies (left) and after the additional warp refinement using optical flow (right).
Comparison between the glare removal result with (right) and without (left) optical flow refinement. In the result using homographies only (left), notice artifacts around the eye, nose and teeth of the person, and duplicated stems and flower petals on the fabric.
The grid setup for grid optical flow. A point p is represented as the bilinear interpolation of the four corner points of the cell that encapsulates it.
Left: Illustration of the computed flow field on one of the frames. Right: The flow color coding: orientation and magnitude represented by hue and saturation, respectively.
Flipping between the homography-registered frame and the flow-refined warped frame (using the above flow field), superimposed on the (clean) reference frame, shows how the computed flow field “snaps” image parts to their corresponding parts in the reference frame, improving the registration.
Regular minimum (left) versus soft minimum (right) over the registered frames.

Not every phone will support the update, particularly some of the older phones, but all newer models will be able to download and install the app (iTunes,  Play Store). You can also download the app to tablets, and work on your photos instantly to give you glare free pictures to share with friends.

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Man Who Advertised For A New Fishing Buddy After His Friend Died Has The Trip Of A Lifetime With A Young Angler

After losing the friend who always went fishing with him, Ray Johnstone, aged 75, posted an advert for a fishing buddy. Ray had always gone fishing with a friend, and felt very lonely going on his own. He wanted to go with someone who felt similarly to fishing as he did, but he got an adventure he never expected!

Mati Batsinilas, 22, from Brisbane replied to the advert and took Ray out on a trip. He offered to take Ray on a fishing trip in Queensland, and flew him there for an all expenses paid trip.

Mati says that the weather was perfect, but the most rewarding part was to see Ray smiling and happy. Ray was beaming as they boarded Mati’s boat and set sail. The pair took numerous pictures of themselves, including one of Mati’s entire family with Ray. They managed to land a large amount of massive whiting on their trip.

A lonely widower has had his dream fulfilled by a young man after he posted an ad to Gumtree in search of a fishing buddy
A lonely widower has had his dream fulfilled by a young man after he posted an ad to Gumtree in search of a fishing buddy
Mati Batsinilas, from Brisbane, saw Ray Johnstone's heartbreaking viral ad shared on Facebook and quickly got in touch, offering to take the 75-year-old fishing at Stradbroke Island (pictured)
Mati Batsinilas, from Brisbane, saw Ray Johnstone’s heartbreaking viral ad shared on Facebook and quickly got in touch, offering to take the 75-year-old fishing at Stradbroke Island (pictured)

“When I read it I thought it was a heartbreaking story so I commented on it, but I never thought it would ever get to Ray,” Mati said. “When I woke in the morning after posting the comment it had 1,600 likes and more than 500 messages in my mailbox on Facebook.”

“Everyone was trying to get Ray and I hooked up together to do this trip.”

“I offered him a holiday away — and not just for fishing, but to get away and relax,” he continued. “I said from the beginning to Ray that we would get there and that I would commit to it and do it.”

Ray, who was a toolmaker and quality control officer, offered to pay all the costs for ramp fees if they needed a boat. He also was prepared to split petrol costs with his new mate. The great grandfather left all his contact details for people to reply to his advert.

“What I want is a fishing mate in a similar position to myself who also wants someone to go fishing with,” Ray wrote.

Elderly widower Ray Johnstone found a fishing buddy to replace a deceased friend after his heartbreaking Gumtree ad went viral
Elderly widower Ray Johnstone found a fishing buddy to replace a deceased friend after his heartbreaking Gumtree ad went viral
He posted on the online classifieds site last week seeking a fellow lonely angler to enjoy regular days out in waters around Adelaide
He posted on the online classifieds site last week seeking a fellow lonely angler to enjoy regular days out in waters around Adelaide

Ray posted a reply to his advert, thanking the public for their kind words and thoughts on his advert.

“I just want to thank everyone for their kind words and remind you all that this was a family effort, not just mine,” he wrote.

On Tuesday, the 22-year-old angler posted a photo of himself, Mr Johnstone and his entire family and thanked the public for the 'kind words'
On Tuesday, the 22-year-old angler posted a photo of himself, Mr Johnstone and his entire family and thanked the public for the ‘kind words’
The great-grandfather left his contact details so potential buddies could organise to meet up and 'see if we could get along with each other'
The great-grandfather left his contact details so potential buddies could organise to meet up and ‘see if we could get along with each other’

The fishing buddies had such a good time that they have already organised a second outing, and Mati is hoping to take Ray four wheel driving to catch beachworms!

“It’s so good to see him smile.”

“The feedback has been unreal and the support from everyone has been phenomenal.”

Read More: Lonely man who advertised for a new fishing buddy after his friend died has the trip of a lifetime with a kind young angler (and they caught plenty!)

For All Knitters – Here Is The Best Yarn Video You’ll Ever Watch

If you’re looking for a sweet story or just love knitting or crocheting, you simply have to watch this delightful video called Knit One posted by Sky Machine on Vimeo. It is guaranteed to leave you with a lovely warm, fuzzy feeling!

This charming story was written by Claire d’Este, directed by Clare Gray and produced by Clare Gray and Shaun Wilson. It was made in 2012 for Wide Angle Tasmania. The quirky short video tells the story of Sadie, an avid knitter whose husband dies. She’s filled with grief and develops a rather sweet, if somewhat strange, obsession with knitting.

The video is sweet and charming, with some excellent acting. So, if you’re in need of a bit of cheering up, love knitting or simply have a few minutes to spare, you just can’t miss this lovely story. And you’ll never think of knitting in the same way again!

Source: Vimeo

The Secret Ingredient To A Happy Life? Becoming VEGAN: Tibetan Monk Dubbed ‘World’s Happiest Man’ Says Eating Meat Is The Reason We Feel Unfulfilled

When a vegan tells you that it’s a good idea to stop eating animal products, you may ignore the advice. However, when this advice comes from a former genetic scientist, you may start to take note. Matthieu Ricard, now a Tibetan monk, has shared a video which was made for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), and he is of the opinion that veganism is good for everyone.

“I am extremely concerned by the fate of the 8 million other species who share this world with us, and who, like us, wish to avoid suffering and live out their lives, ” Ricard said in a Facebook post.

“When you ask people if they are in favour of justice and morality, everyone will say yes. Do you think you could then ask that it’s just and moral to inflict unnecessary suffering on sentient beings? Everyone will say no.”

“And that’s exactly the case, because today this suffering is not necessary. If you love animals, watch and take action.”

Enlightened: Matthieu Ricard insists the psychological benefits of sparing animals matches the health pros and should be adopted by all
Enlightened: Matthieu Ricard insists the psychological benefits of sparing animals matches the health pros and should be adopted by all

There are 521,000 vegans in the UK, with some 1.68 million of people being vegetarian!

Ricard insists that not are the benefits good for the health, but also psychological problems which are associated with meat eating. The 71 year old monk, who is a close confidante of the Delai Lama, says he feels concern for the 8 million creatures who also want to live out their lives in peace and quiet.

Ricard said that a World Health Organisation study showed that eating meat increases the risk of some cancers. Eating meat means that we suffer, the animals suffer, and so does the environment. True happiness only comes when we as humans stop causing pain to others, and that includes animals.

“The animals suffer, the environment suffers and we suffer,” he adds.

“True happiness can only be attained when we avoid causing pain to others, so please become vegan like me.”

Popular: There are 521,000 vegans and 1.68million vegetarians in Britain - more than ever
Popular: There are 521,000 vegans and 1.68million vegetarians in Britain – more than ever

French researchers have also said that asthmas sufferers are more affected when they eat meat, as the nitrates in processed meats may cause added inflammation of the airways.

Paul Brousse Hospital in Paris studied 971 people and monitored the eating habits, compared with shortness of breath and other asthma symptoms. 22{a30e0c09ff70771d4c2559ca452283db427b609927687ae1d17157c286cad949} of those who ate processed meat four or more times a week, saw an increases in their asthma. Meats that were used in the study included ham, sausage and dried sausage.

Guidance: The World Health Organisation has previously advised that eating meat can increase the risk of developing colorectal cancers
Guidance: The World Health Organisation has previously advised that eating meat can increase the risk of developing colorectal cancers

Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist, wired up Ricard’s skull to monitor brain activity. The results were amazing when Ricard was meditating on compassion. The level of gamma waves, which are linked to attention, learning and memory were the highest ever reported in neuroscience literature.

Another interesting fact that came to light was when the left side was scanned, it showed an abnormally large capacity for positiveness instead of a tendency towards negativity, which may explain why Ricard is literally the happiest man in the world.

Source: Daily Mail