The best noise-isolating headphones you can buy

Noise-isolating headphones skip the fancy tech and cut out ambient noise naturally. The best noise-isolating headphones are comfortable to wear, but still effectively block outside noise. That’s why we’ve chosen the Audio Technica ATH-M50x headphones as our top pick. They look great, have excellent sound quality, and isolate noise. Noise-cancelling headphones are getting more and more popular because they block out ambient noise, but there plenty of reasons why you might not want a pair. Noise-cancelling technology can often change the sound quality of the headphones, plus, headphones with active noise cancellation are often more expensive. So what should you get instead? Well, it’s worth considering a pair of noise-isolating… Read More

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This is the No. 1 food to avoid at buffets at all costs, according to a restaurant owner

We’ve all been at a buffet at some point in our lives. With stations filled with endless amounts of food from any cuisine you can imagine, tiny desserts and a ridiculously wide assortment of seafood, there’s probably a good chance a couple of questions have come across your mind as you’ve sat and gorged on a plate piled high with food. … …read more Source:: AOL.com       

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Accidental techie turned politician, Laura Ruderman weds both careers as CEO of the Tech Alliance

Technology Alliance CEO Laura Ruderman and her husband Craig Greenberg take to the skies in their Mooney airplane. (Laura Ruderman Photo) In the 1980s, when Laura Ruderman was a teen in New York City walking to the gym after high school, she would pass a homeless man at the 86th Street subway station. He sold used books and magazines, and she’d donate finished copies of Seventeen magazine and novels to his inventory. One afternoon his head was wrapped in a bloody bandage. He’d been mugged. She realized then that small acts of charity had a limited impact. “I didn’t have enough books on my bookshelf [to give] for this guy… Read More

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A Welsh town is building anti-sex public toilets using ‘terrifying’ methods including squealing alarms, doors shooting open, and cold jets of water

Porthcawl, a town in Wales, is spending $200,000 to upgrade its public toilets, so no one can have sex in them or vandalize the property. Jets of water will shoot out from the new toilets whenever movement sensors sense “violent” activity. Doors will fly open, and an alarm will sound. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. There’ll be no more sex or violence in one small town’s public toilets. Porthcawl, a Welsh seaside town, is spending $200,000 to upgrade its public toilets, so they no longer allow inappropriate sexual activity or vandalism, CNN reported. Jets of water will shoot out from the futuristic toilets whenever movement sensors sense “violent” activity.… Read More

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How low-paid Microsoft contractors train Cortana by listening to you

Not only does Microsoft have human contractors listen to some of your Skype and Cortana voice recordings, those contractors are paid poorly and given repetitive tasks, according to a report by Motherboard. And thanks to this new report, we now have an idea of what those contractors actually do with the Cortana recordings they listen to. Motherboard says contractors earning merely $12–$14 an hour are expected to transcribe and classify Cortana voice commands into more than two dozen topic areas, including gaming, email, communication, events, home automation, and media control. These transcribed recordings are used to help teach the Cortana assistant to better understand speech. Contractors are expected to work… Read More

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Portland braces for protests and possible violence between the far-right and Antifa

Portland is bracing for possible violence between the far-right and left-wing anti-fascists, known as Antifa, in clashes on Saturday. A member of the far-right Proud Boys organized an “End Domestic Terrorism” rally against Antifa members. In response, Rose City Antifa, Portland’s group of anti-fascist activists, called for their own left-wing counterprotest. In a Saturday morning Tweet, President Donald Trump weighed in on the expected violence, writing “Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an ‘organization of terror.’” Portland leaders have already called for a major law enforcement presence in anticipation of what may play out on Saturday. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Portland is bracing for a… Read More

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Amazon is testing shouting out ‘Top Brands’ for shoppers as it aims to sell more clothing

Amazon is testing a new badge for some of its higher profile clothing brands: “Top Brand.” Similar to the “Best Seller” and “Amazon’s Choice” badges, it is designed to give buyers another reason to click in and purchase. Amazon has been trying for years to take a bigger bite out of the apparel market Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Amazon wants it customers to buy more clothes. The retail giant is testing a new badge for some of its higher-profile clothing brands on its website: “Top Brands.” Brands like Fruit of the Loom, Under Armour, and New Balance now have some of their apparel marked with the new… Read More

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Joao Felix, the $137 million prince of Portuguese soccer and heir to Cristiano Ronaldo, is set to take La Liga by storm this season

Joao Felix, 19, become the fourth most expensive player of all time when he joined Atletico Madrid from Benfica this summer in a deal worth $137 million. Felix made his first team debut at Benfica less than a year ago, but quickly established himself as one of Europe’s hottest young talents — scoring 20 goals in all competitions for the Portuguese champion last season. Pressure is on Felix to fill the boots of Cristiano Ronaldo for the Portugal national team, but the youngster told Goal: “Cristiano is Cristiano and I want to be myself.” He is expected to make his La Liga debut Sunday when Atletico welcomes Getafe to the… Read More

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