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Gong show: Strange noise unsettles Murray in U.S. Open quarterfinals

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | 1999 albums 2008 ATP Tour Associated Press Sound Juan Martín del Potro James Blake 2008 Wimbledon Championships Loudspeaker
FAA warns airline passengers not to use Samsung smartphone
Aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire. WASHINGTON -- Aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire. The Federal Aviation Administration issued the warning Thursday night, citing "recent incidents and concerns raised by Samsung about its Galaxy Note 7 devices." It is extremely unusual for the FAA to warn passengers about a specific product. Passengers were also urged not to put the phones in checked bags. Samsung recently stopped selling the phones and recalled more than 2 million of them after reports that the phones have spontaneously caught fire. In one case, a family in St. Petersburg, Florida, reported a Galaxy 7 phone left charging in their Jeep caught fire, destroying the vehicle.
17 points by The Plain Dealer | Federal Aviation Administration Geoff Tate Sound Telephone Report Federal Mobile phone September 11 attacks
X-rated film streamed through Turkish city’s loudspeakers (VIDEO)
Turkish cities often turn on their loudspeakers to send out the Muslim call to prayer, but one town was treated to a quite scandalous broadcast when the sounds of a porn flick were transmitted to residents. The mayor denounced the stunt as “unmoral.” Read Full Article at RT.com
568 points by Russia Today | Social media Municipality Sound Neighbourhood City Legal process Laughter Pornography
Custom ear plugs can help save your hearing in showy, loud Las Vegas
It isn’t a surprise Las Vegas can be louder than most cities. It is harder to minimize the noise when it is constantly changing as it might at a casino or in a restaurant or nightclub. Custom ear plugs can help.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Audiology Ear Hearing Sound Hearing impairment Tinnitus Audiogram Earplug
Half of hearing loss caused by noise outside of work
Forty million adults have lost some hearing because of noise, and half of them suffered the damage outside the workplace, from everyday exposure to leaf blowers, rock concerts and other loud sounds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
8 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Hearing Sound Ear Audiogram Hearing Hearing impairment Tinnitus Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
China's mega-tall structure has surprise at the top
Ever since its completion last year, the Shanghai Tower has been the second tallest building on earth -- just behind the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
391 points by CNN | Taipei 101 Skyscraper Tuned mass damper Music Orchestra Shanghai Tower Sound
For Oscar nominee Kevin O’Connell, maybe 21 times is the charm
Plenty of people have won Oscars, but only one man holds the record for the most nominations without a win. That would be sound mixer Kevin O’Connell, who recently received his 21st nomination, this one for “Hacksaw Ridge,” which recounts the story of Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who...
17 points by Los Angeles Times | Mixing console Audio mixing Audio mixing World War II Sound Reverberation Mix Conscientious objector
40M say they have hearing loss
Forty million adults have lost some hearing because of noise, and half of them suffered the damage outside the workplace, from everyday exposure to leaf blowers, rock concerts and other loud sounds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Sound Hearing Ear Audiogram Hearing Hearing impairment Tinnitus Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Revolutionary gene therapy could be a miracle cure for deafness
Scientists have developed gene therapy that lets deaf mice hear whispers – and humans could be next. An extreme form of inherited deafness has been cured in the rodents, which could pave the way for life-changing treatments for humans born with gene defects that affect hearing and balance. In a groundbreaking experiment, scientists used a...
23 points by New York Post | Cochlea Auditory system Sound Ear Organ of Corti Action potential Hair cell DNA
For millions of Americans, everyday life takes toll on hearing
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News The noise of modern life causes permanent hearing damage to many U.S. adults who don't suspect they've experienced a loss, federal researchers reported Tuesday.
5 points by UPI | Sound Hearing Cochlea Ear Audiogram Hearing impairment Hearing loss Noise pollution
Driven crazy by the sound of people chewing? You might have a brain abnormality
People who hate the sound of noisy eating and can’t abide gum chewers have a physical brain abnormality, scientists have found. Read Full Article at RT.com
439 points by Russia Today | Brain Suffering Medicine University College London Cognition Sound Neurology Pain
Why you hate chewing noises
If you’ve ever had the urge to lash out at a coworker for chewing loudly, science is on your side. Researchers from the UK learned what happens in the brains of those who get an “excessive” emotional response to the sounds of eating or breathing. The condition, known as “Misophonia,” causes certain people to get...
757 points by New York Post | Emotion Brain Sense Sound Science fiction novels Feeling The Brains The Trigger
Openly gay mayor of Holyoke receives letter saying, ‘You are going down.’
Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse is no stranger to letters criticizing his way of doing things. Add to that tweets, Facebook messages, and phone calls to his office giving feedback — both positive and negative — on his job as an elected official. But a note that arrived at his home address this week was different: […]
90 points by The Boston Globe | Official Massachusetts Office Sound Place name disambiguation pages Telephone Freeware Evolution
‘Moonlight’ Composer Used Music Ranging From Hip-Hop to Classical to Inspire Score
When Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment co-president Jeremy Kleiner approached Nicholas Britell with a promising script, the composer was eager to read it. He had, after all, contributed to the production company’s “The Big Short” and “12 Years a Slave.” What he read blew him away. “ ‘Moonlight’ was so incredibly beautiful,” says Britell. “I was completely... Read more »
19 points by Variety | Music The Isley Brothers Chopped and screwed Brad Pitt Jazz Orchestra Sound Musical instrument
NSA gives Type1 certification to Harris radio
Richard TomkinsROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The manpack AN/PRC-117G radio by Harris Corporation has received Type-1 certification from the National Security Agency.
-2 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Frequency Communication United States Department of Defense Sound
Merriweather managers address noise complaints at state delegation, council roundtable
Amid continued concern among some residents over the noise regulations at Columbia's Merriweather Post Pavilion, concert venue general manager Jean Parker and vice president of operations Brad Canfield say sound levels have not changed since the implementation of 2013 state legislation. Both Merriweather...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Columbia Maryland Merriweather Post Pavilion Howard County Maryland Decibel Sound Marjorie Merriweather Post A-weighting Constable
Family finds lost penguin in their home
It is not every day you wake up to the sound of pots and pans crashing on the kitchen floor. It's even more peculiar when the culprit is a lost Humboldt penguin.
840 points by CNN | Penguin Humboldt Penguin Peru Sound Kitchenware Radio Magellanic Penguin Penguins
Samsung says China phone fire caused by external heat
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has said a Galaxy Note 7 phone a Chinese user claimed caught on fire was damaged by external heating, seeking to assure customers in the world's top smartphone market the devices being sold there are safe.
268 points by | Heater Telephone Mobile phone Handset Fan heater Sound China Cordless telephone
Exploding Galaxy Note 7 phones are apparently Apple’s fault
Samsung has a little tiny $1 billion problem on its hands. In case you haven’t heard, Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone — which would otherwise be the most impressive phablet the world has ever seen — has a tendency to explode. A seemingly small number of the 2.5 million or so Galaxy Note 7 handsets that were...
7 points by New York Post | IPhone Mobile phone Explosion Sound Supernova Samsung Electronics Halifax Explosion Macintosh
‘This is penis’: iPhone 7 launch slogan gets lost in translation, giggling ensues
The latest iPhone release was met with anticipation in most parts of the world, and confusion in Hong Kong, thanks to the new slogan which got hilariously lost in translation to Cantonese. Read Full Article at RT.com
423 points by Russia Today | Chinese language Sound Cantopop Hong Kong Languages of Hong Kong Guangzhou Euphemism Dim sum
Consumer agency: Don't use Galaxy Note 7
Consumer Product Safety Commission urges Samsung Note 7 owners to stop using the phones         
434 points by Arizona Republic | Consumer Product Safety Commission The Replacements United States Telephone Consumer Replacements Sound
Consumer agency says don't use Galaxy Note 7
Consumer Product Safety Commission urges Samsung Note 7 owners to stop using the phones         
434 points by Arizona Republic | Consumer Product Safety Commission The Replacements United States Telephone Consumer Replacements Sound
Consumer agency to Note 7 users: Stop using your phones
Consumer Product Safety Commission urges Samsung Note 7 owners to stop using the phones         
434 points by Arizona Republic | Consumer Product Safety Commission The Replacements United States Telephone Consumer Replacements Sound
U.S. agency: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 too dangerous to use
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones should turn them off and stop using them because of the risk that their batteries can explode. The agency also says it's working with Samsung on ...
2 points by Las Vegas Sun | Consumer Product Safety Commission Mobile phone New York City Telephone Sound California
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 too dangerous to use, U.S. agency says
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones should turn them off and stop using them because of the risk that their batteries can explode.The agency also says it's working with Samsung on an official recall of the phones "as soon as possible" and that...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Consumer Product Safety Commission Mobile phone Sound Telephone Ahn Byeong-ki Telephone exchange
Consumer agency says don't use the Galaxy Note 7
Consumer Product Safety Commission urges Samsung Note 7 owners to stop using the phones         
434 points by Arizona Republic | Consumer Product Safety Commission The Replacements United States Telephone Consumer Replacements Sound