You Can Pay $200,000 to Replace Your Blood With Antifreeze

You Can Pay $200,000 to Replace Your Blood With Antifreeze

Death is unfathomable and terrifying. We try to stave it off with vitamins, checkups, and exercise, to diminish the awful permanence with beliefs in afterlives and miracles. For some people, that's not enough. There will be no accepting mortality for believers in cryonics, the process of preserving human bodies at low temperatures with hopes of one day reviving them.

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Kate Knibbs

September 1st

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Apple HR chief Denise Young-Smith emails employees about diversity & inclusion

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Apple’s Vice President of Global Human Resources Denise Young-Smith emailed all Apple employees last week regarding diversity and inclusion. The email continues Apple’s recent string of events to promote diversity within the company. In midAugust, Apple released diversity data and held events on campus to promote inclusion. Young-Smith was promoted to head of all Apple HR earlier this year, and she received additional attention last month when she was added to Apple’s official executive biographies web page. The full email, via a source, is below:

Team,

Tim has kicked off an ongoing conversation about inclusion and diversity at Apple. No matter what our role is or where we sit, this is important and meaningful to all of us, to our customers, and to those who are considering a career at Apple.

The “In Your Voice” feedback we’ve received has been nothing less than what we’d expect: authentic, impassioned, and broadly representative of our diversity of thought and perspectives from around the world. And we’re grateful for it.

Many of you shared stories about how Apple’s culture of inclusion changed the course of your life, whether personally or professionally: “I was over 55 when I was hired. My hiring manager looked beyond my age and hair color and saw me for what I am: an energetic, hard-working individual up for the Apple challenge. Thank you.” “I am rewarded for being and thinking differently. My point of view is appreciated in this environment, whereas in previous experiences and environments, my point of view seemed to be something others had to deal with.”

A few of you compared Apple to the United Nations, describing your daily routine of hearing many languages spoken around you at work and benefitting from global viewpoints.

You told us where Apple could be doing better. You said that your teams and your managers could do more to be inclusive. This often manifests itself in subtle ways — from the words we choose, to how we hire, to how we engage one another and develop others. We all bring with us a life experience that makes us unique, yet colors how we view others and the world around us. We can all benefit from enhanced awareness of how our actions affect others.

Some of you shared that you don’t feel as connected as you would like to your teams or to initiatives that feel removed from your location. You also want to hear from and connect with the many amazing role models in our organization. These are areas we can greatly improve upon and we will. We must.

We believe to our core that inclusion inspires our very best innovations. As one of you put it, “Diversity is essential to making sure our products are great for all humanity. When our teams are diverse, we make noticeably better products for the world.”

Along with that, we know that we need to demonstrate an active commitment to inclusion in our day-to-day work to fully leverage the richness of our diversity.

We’re going to continue this conversation and others that further the dialogue on innovation, inclusion, and of course, why we are all here: to make an impact and do our very best work. Together.

We welcome your thoughts and ideas as we move forward.

Denise


Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple, Denise Young Smith, Eddy Cue, human resources, Rumors & Special Reports, Tim, United Nations, Young-Smith

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In-depth, high-quality hands-on video of iPhone 6 assembled from leaked parts

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We now have our best look yet at the iPhone 6 until Apple officially launches the device on September 9th. Russia-based YouTuber Rozetked has put together what appears to be a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 (hands on footage of the 5.5-inch model went online this morning) with several of the leaked components that we’ve seen all over the web the last several months. The comparison shows both black and white front plates, along with a space gray rear shell. The video compares the design to the existing iPhone 5s and gives a very close look at the overall design aesthetic. You can find the video along with some more still photos below:

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Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Android, Apple, iPhone, iPhone 5, iPhone 6, Russia, September 9th, YouTube

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Mark Gurman

September 1st

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Why Beats headphones are so ridiculously overpriced

Why Are Beats So Expensive

Beats headphones aren't exactly beloved in the audiophile community and yet Dr. Dre's company still gets away with charging an obscene $300 per pair for its Beats Studio Headphones. Why? A new MKBHD video that went viral over the weekend does a nice job of breaking things down: Basically, Beats can get away with charging so much more for its headphones thanks to the magic of branding.

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Brad Reed

September 1st

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Apple Is Investigating the Celeb Nude Leaks

Apple Is Investigating the Celeb Nude Leaks

Apple is investigating several iCloud account violations that may have resulted in hackers spreading leaked photos of naked female celebrities online.

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September 1st

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Apple ‘actively investigating’ alleged iCloud hacking that caused celebrity nude photo leak

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Re/code has received a statement from Apple about the alleged hacking incidents. Natalie Kerris says:

“We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report,” said Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris.

As is the norm with Apple’s public facing commentary, the company has not said much about the situation. Somehow, compromising personal pictures of several celebrities have leaked online and many are blaming iCloud as the root cause. The events are muddled by the fact that some of the reported claims have transpired to be fake Photoshopped images, although some — like the images of Jennifer Lawrence — have been confirmed to be legitimate.

Earlier today, a brute-force iCloud exploit was highlighted that may offer an explanation for the leaks, where Apple servers were repeatedly pummelled with common passwords to try and break entry into user’s accounts. This flaw has already been patched, but it is important to note that this issue is not necessarily linked to the celebrity hacks. It is also unclear when the vulnerability was first exploited. Photo Stream only stores the last 1000 images, so it seems likely that those responsible has been working for a while to collate the collection of images.

It is also important to stress that something else entirely, not iCloud, could be the root source of the hacks. 9to5Mac will report on the happenings as it evolves. For now, the best advice to protect against such attacks is to enable two-factor authentication, which makes dictionary attacks near-impossible to pull off.


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September 1st

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RunScribe Is A Wearable For Granular Gait Analysis

runScribe Do you heel strike or are you a forefoot runner? If you have no idea what that question means this wearable probably isn’t for you. RunScribe is aiming for serious running geeks who want to nerd out over exactly how, where and when their feet connect with the ground — and use that data to improve their running technique and (hopefully) avoid injury. Read More
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Natasha Lomas

September 1st

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4 hilariously awful Kickstarters that you will not believe are real

Worst Kickstarter Projects Ever

Kickstarter has become a wonderful way to watch hilariously deluded people fail to achieve their completely ridiculous dreams. Thanks to the dedicated crew at Reddit's /r/shittykickstarters community, we've found for more incredible anti-gems for you to check out that will hopefully never find enough suckers to get successfully funded.

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Brad Reed

September 1st

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Press Fit Standing Desk Review: An Affordable Option With U.S. Manufacturing And Materials

IMG_8944 A standing desk is a resource for the home office that’s increasingly common, but they’re still not affordable or convenient in most cases. The Press Fit standing desk began life as a Kickstarter project designed to fix both those problems, with an innovative standing desk design that’s easy to assemble/break down and reassemble, and that won’t break the budget. Read More
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Darrell Etherington

September 1st

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Mystery (Partially) Solved: Stonehenge Was a Complete Circle

Mystery (Partially) Solved: Stonehenge Was a Complete Circle

One of the mysteries of Stonehenge has been solved because someone was too lazy to get a longer hose.

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