Marshall Major IV wireless headphones offer great sound, plus 80+ hours of battery life and wireless charging – TechCrunch

Marshall’s new Major IV headphones ($149.99) combine lightweight comfort with wireless charging, and up to 80 hours of playback for an iconic headset that’s affordable and flexible. At home or on the go, these are a great option with unique features that you won’t find anywhere else in the headphone market. Basics This is the fourth iteration of Marshall’s Major on-ear wireless headphones, and they offer a number of improvements new to the lineup, including a new folding clip design that makes them even more compact when packed for travel…

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TinyML is giving hardware new life – TechCrunch

The latest embedded software technology moves hardware into an almost magical realm A serial entrepreneur, writer, and tech investor, Adam Benzion is the co-founder of Hackster.io, the world’s largest community for hardware developers. Aluminum and iconography are no longer enough for a product to get noticed in the marketplace. Today, great products need to be useful and deliver an almost magical experience, something that becomes an extension of life. Tiny Machine Learning (TinyML) is the latest embedded software technology that moves hardware into that almost magical realm, where machines can…

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Levi’s Returns to Life in China as Stores Reopen, Online Sales Rise | News & Analysis

NEW YORK, United States — Levi Strauss & Co said on Tuesday a majority of its stores in China, where the coronavirus outbreak first emerged in December, were open with sales recovering on a weekly basis and digital sales rising last month. The company also reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue for the first quarter ended February 23, even as sales in Asia declined due to store closures, sending Levi’s shares up about 3 percent. Like many US retailers, Levi’s has been hit by the coronavirus crisis as lockdowns in China and the United States…

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Signs of Life at Lanvin | Intelligence, BoF Professional

PARIS, France — One year after hiring creative director Bruno Sialelli, who presents his latest collection for Lanvin on Wednesday morning in Paris, the French house’s uphill battle to reclaim its position as one of the world’s top luxury brands is showing signs of progress. The pressure is on, however, to grow top-line sales without excessive costs as the brand tries to return to profitability. Ten years ago, this kind of turnaround might have been easier: the multi-brand retail market was stronger, there were fewer communication channels and less consolidation around…

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News Daily: Life expectancy, Weinstein convicted and floods warning

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here Impact of austerity “If health has stopped improving, that means society has stopped improving.” That’s the verdict of Prof Sir Michael Marmot, one of the country’s leading experts on health inequalities, as he publishes a worrying report today. It says life expectancy growth in England has stalled over the past decade for the first time in 100 years. For women living in England’s poorest communities it has actually declined. Similar trends can be seen elsewhere in the UK…

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Simone Biles on abuse, race and life after gymnastics

Simone Biles took time out of training in Texas to answer questions from young fans around the world. The greatest gymnast of all time discusses her experience of racism and her hopes for the future. After the Larry Nassar abuse case rocked USA gymnastics she tells My World: “I can’t blame the sport”. BBC My World is a brand new programme for teenagers who want to know about the issues shaping our world. Source link

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EastEnders 35th anniversary: My life as a superfan

The Queen Vic, and barmaid Kat Slater spraying a customer with a fire extinguisher – that is my first memory of watching EastEnders, aged just five. I’ve been hooked ever since. That was 19 years ago, and this week the BBC’s long-running soap opera celebrates its 35th birthday. Since kicking off in 1985, EastEnders has provided enough drama, emotional moments and OTT Christmas specials to keep fans like me and my family tuning in. I got into EastEnders thanks to my mum, Meera – who’s watched it from the very…

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Israel Folau: Catalans Dragons signing deserved end of ‘life sentence’ exile, says coach

Israel Folau has been training with the Dragons players and will make his debut against Castleford Israel Folau should not face a “life sentence” of being banished from sport despite his history of a homophobic comments, says Catalans Dragons head coach Steve McNamara. The 30-year-old’s arrival at Catalans prompted criticism and even threats of legal action from rival clubs related to potential loss of income. Folau had been out of sport since he was sacked by Rugby Australia in April. “He did deserve a second chance,” McNamara told BBC Sport.…

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‘My newborn son died and gave another baby life’

Image copyright Valentina Daprile Nothing could prepare Valentina Daprile for losing her son, Angelo Ray, when he was eight days old. But she and her husband Luigi were determined to donate his organs so that another baby could live. It was something the hospital had never considered before. Valentina will always remember the kindness in the doctor’s voice and the careful way he delivered the worst news a parent could ever hear. “I’m so sorry, but there’s nothing we can do for your baby.” The staff at the newborn intensive…

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Can Drops Bring Print Media Back to Life? | BoF Professional, China Decoded

SHANGHAI, China — Drops have changed the way we shop. In recent years, the practice of setting alarms and standing in (physical or virtual) queues for a limited-edition release has transcended brands like Supreme to become a hallmark of streetwear’s unrivalled influence over fashion and luxury. But in the world’s largest market, the model commonly used to launch lipsticks and T-shirts has been adopted by China’s fashion media, for magazine issues fronted by popular (usually male) pop idols. While idol partnerships certainly aren’t new, what is new is the way…

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