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DIGITAL ADONIS Fitness goes high-tech



15 November – 15 December 2013

WELCOME | issue three of SYNC mag

WELCOME Welcome to the third issue of SYNC. Our aim with this monthly publication is to keep you abreast of all the exciting developments in the technology world. With the holidays around the corner, we introduce you to mobile technologies that bring your fitness regime with you and showcase fitness gizmos and innovative apps that keep track of your progress. We cast some light on the mHealth revolution and investigate how digital devices are empowering the patient and changing the face of healthcare. In addition, we take a look at the social stream and how it has influenced sports viewing.

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COVER STORY Attention digital couch potatoes! Now, technology can help you be healthier and fitter by making your exercise safer and more effective.


LIFESTYLE As social media rises, we are entering an era where the element of sports watching is dramatically changing. A new sports fan is born.


PRODUCTS Find your perfect companion with our latest range of handsets and office technologies.

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IN THE NEWS Stay abreast of technology developments by being in the know.


ENTERTAINMENT Katty Perry’s Prism: a feel-good soundtrack to your summer.





Amanda Stone

Henry Cloete

Jessica Gliddon

Gadget girl and regular

Writer and journalist,

Originally from

tech contributor Amanda is a self-

Henry is an enthusiast of all things

Northern California, Jessica’s been a

professed social media junkie and has been freelancing

incongruous. He spends most of his time reading or

freelance writer and editor working in publishing for nearly

since 2011. Favourite OS: Android OS

listening to music. Favourite OS: IOS 7.0

10 years. Favourite OS: IOS 7.0

ALSO - What’s on - Lifestyle

COVER STORY | digital adonis

Digital Adonis Just because you’re glued to a screen doesn’t have to mean you have to be glued to the couch. Today’s dazzling array of fitness apps, devices and equipment means you don’t even have to go to the gym to get a stimulating exercise experience WORDS JESSICA GLIDDON



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You walked 60 kilometres today. You consumed 1 800 calories. Your BMI is 22 and your is heart rate is 80bpm. These used to be the kind of measurements you got from a fitness professional, but today’s sophisticated fitnesstracking technology means that you can understand the most complex details about your level of fitness using only a handheld device. The key to the relationship between modern technology and fitness is awareness. With a tracking wristband, you know everything about your physical state: how long and how deeply you slept; how many calories you burned while vacuuming or taking the dog on a walk. Fitness in the digital age is with us every hour of the day. Understanding the level of physical activity in our daily lives helps us to change habits and squeeze fitness into everyday routines. Fitness gadgets are great motivational tools, giving you goals to work towards that are achievable through daily living. Tracking also gives a more accurate picture of your overall health. Sure, you might have gained a kilogram, but your BMI is still low and your resting heart rate is stellar.

Nowadays, these kinds of technologies are available in almost every fitness-related device on the market. Your scale, your treadmill, your watch or your phone are all becoming centres of health knowledge. Every device in your household becomes a potential fitness tool, from fitness games on your Wii to refrigerators that tell you your optimal diet. Fitness and technology are only going to continue to grow closer. According to a 2013 report from research firm IMS Research, shipments of fitness sensors, running and cycling computers and sport trackers will hit 56.2 million in four years. Already, most fitness technology is pretty futuristic: there are apps where you compete with runners in other parts of the world and apps that update all your friends on your current caloric intake; the possibilities are endless. p ag | ISS U E 3, SYNC MAGAZINE


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Wellness watching gadgets Track your every move with smart devices that help you achieve your fitness goals

Tried and true tracker One of the most advanced health trackers out there, the Withings Pulse monitors your heart rate 24/7. Clip it on and it analyses how you run or walk, how you sleep, and how quickly your heart beats to get an overall picture of your wellbeing.

Body basics Using a scale is so passé – today’s savvy health nuts opt for smart scales like the Fitbit Aria, which graphs your weight, measures your body fat and muscle composition, then sends all your data via Wi-Fi to an online profile. With all this info, you’re more likely to follow your long-term progress than worry about small fluctuations.

Wraparound widget The Jawbone UP is perhaps one of the most elegant and comprehensive of the wrist trackers, with sleep tracking, activity tracking and mood and food consumption monitoring. Evaluate how it all fits together with the UP app to gain an holistic picture of your wellness.



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Top fitness apps Fitness apps turn getting fit into a social activity, team challenge or even a game Teemo Climb Everest without ever getting near the mountain with this team-based fitness app that sends a group of people on an exercise mission. Winners get trophies, and enjoy the knowledge that doing lunges in the office makes them great mountain climbers. iOs

One Hundred Push-Ups

Zombies, Run!


This programme has a simple

The ultimate combination of

With the idea that other people

premise: do 100 push-ups in six

gaming and fitness, this app turns

motivate us to get fit, Fitocracy uses a

weeks by gradually building up

your daily run into an adventure

social network to get you moving.

strength. All it takes is 30 minutes

challenge. When the zombies get

You earn points and badges

a week and a little discipline. iOs,

close, run faster to escape an

depending on how hard you work

Android, Windows, BlackBerry®

onslaught of terrifying groans. iOs,

out; aim to become a “psycho cycler’’

Android Google Play

with 5 000 kilometres of bike riding.

iOS, Android

Zombies, Run!

All-in Yoga

Charity Miles

All-in Yoga


Charity Miles

Skip the yoga studio and get flexible

Adidas’ fitness app not only tracks

Whether you walk, run or cycle,

and fit with this comprehensive yoga

all your fitness activity, it also uses

you can do good as you go by

app, offering over 300 poses and

voices from top fitness coaches to

registering with Charity Miles; your

breathing exercises in HD video.

motivate you. It offers an especially

GPS-tracked kilometres will siphon

There are 45 pre-installed

rich experience for Nokia Windows

corporate-donated funds to your

programmes to guide your workout.

phones. iOS, Android, Windows

chosen charity for every mile you

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APPLE IPAD AIR The iPad Air is thinner, slimmer, lighter and faster than its predecessor. While the Air’s hardware is largely improved over the previous generation, the tablet’s battery life and processing power remain more than adequate. The iOS ecosystem also provides plenty of software choice – Apple currently claims 475 000 iPad apps on its App Store. The iPad Air might not be a game changer but it has nearly perfected Apple’s winning iPad formula.

OS iOS 7.0.3 Processor Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) Memory/Storage 16/32/64/128 GB [internal], 1 GB RAM DDR3 Screen 1536 x 2048 pixels, LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours Data Speed DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps www auto p ag e co za | ISS U E 3, 3 SYNC MAGAZINE


PRODUCTS | top product picks

mobiledevices HTC MINI ONE

OS Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Processor Dual-core 1.4 GHz Krait 200 Memory/Storage 16 GB [internal], 1 GB RAM Screen 720 x 1280 pixels, Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours Data Speed HSPA+, LTE

Hot on the heels of the power-packed HTC One comes the relatively lower powered, but also more pocket-friendly, HTC One mini. It’s a mini-variant, models that of late have become popular with handset makers. The display on the HTC One mini is one of the phone’s best features. The device definitely feels like a premium one and includes much of the full HTC Sense 5 experience. It also has premium hardware features like BoomSound, UltraPixel camera, and Zoe photos. Even though it’s smaller than a lot of the current high-end Android handsets, HTC hasn’t skimped on quality, which won’t leave anyone disappointed.


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SONY XPERIA Z1 With a sleek rectangular body slathered in glass, the same distinctive aluminium power button and silver port flaps, the Sony Xperia Z1 closely resembles the Xperia Z. However, the smartphone is more water-resistant than its predecessor, boasting IP55 and IP58 levels of protection. The Sony Xperia Z1 sports a 5-inch 1080 p display and benefits from the same improved screen technology – Triluminous display and X-Reality – that can be found in the Xperia Z Ultra. The Xperia Z1 boasts a 20.7 MP Exmor S sensor with a F2.0 G lens and LED flash, 2 GB of RAM and a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Looking at the specification, it might just be one of the most powerful phones in the world. www. ww ww. w w .au au a u to uto o p ag age .co .c co c o . za | ISS SS SU S UE 3 3,, SY SYNC NC N C MA M MAGAZINE AG A AG AZ NE AZINE E

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OS Microsoft Windows RT Processor Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 Memory/

NOKIA LUMIA 2520 Nokia’s finally done what we have been waiting for: brought out a tablet to rival Apple’s iPad. Despite the Finnish brand recently having been acquired by Microsoft, the Lumia 2520 sees the firm directly competing with the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet. This device is ideal for business customers, as it features Microsoft Office, Outlook and an optional Power Cover keyboard. The tablet will be available in South Africa in early 2014.


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PRODUCTS | top product picks

dataconnectivity HUAWEI E5331 The Huawei E5331 Mobile WiFi is a highspeed packet access mobile hotspot often referred to as a Mi-Fi. This battery-powered device, into which you insert a SIM card, creates a Wi-Fi network for your devices when switched on. The unit itself is very small, not much bigger than a credit card, and about 1cm thick. Once the device is activated, the Wi-Fi icon will come on. You will be able to see the name of your wireless network and enter the password to connect to the network. The Huawei E5331 is great in the car when on a long journey and allows you to connect eight devices at a time.

OS Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Mac OS 10.5/Mac OS 10.6/Mac Os 10.7 Weight About 82g (including battery) Dimensions (L x W x H) 92.8mm x 60.0mm x 12.8mm Transfer Rate DL 21.6Mbps / UL 5.76Mbps Band HSDPA+; GSM/GPRS/EDGE


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techaccessories SONY SMART WATCH 2 Sony’s SmartWatch 2 seems to tread a fine line between the simple (like the Pebble) and the overblown and tricksy (like the Galaxy Gear). The design is solid, the screen is a useful size and battery life is good enough to keep connected for hours on end. The device acts as a second screen to your wonderful Android phone and it doesn’t try to replicate the smartphone’s functions. In addition, the SmartWatch 2 is a well-built product that doesn’t have a wince-inducing price. If you want a gadgety smartphone companion, predominantly for notifications, the SmartWatch 2 will certainly fill the role.

Dimensions 42mm x 9mm x 41mm Weight 122.5g Durability Water resistant IP57 Kit contents SmartWatch 2 SW2/Wrist strap/micro USB charging cable/Documentation www auto p ag e co za | ISS U E 3 3, SYNC MAGAZINE


LIFESTYLE | the rise of the sports fan


SPORTS FAN It’s a few seconds before kick-off. You’re at the stadium, still clutching your ticket stub in excitement, having completed an arduous journey to experience this match live. You look around at your fellow spectators. Surely they are equally enthralled by the prospect, eager to not miss a second of the action right in front of them? WORDS HENRY JACK CLOETE ell, yes and no. A recent study by GMR Marketing in the USA revealed that up to 63% of sports fans check social networks while attending a match. This includes getting updates and, of course, interacting with social network connections about what’s happening on the field, circuit or court.


Purists may question the virtue of this fastgrowing tendency, but for sports fans who engage in social media interaction while watching a game, it’s simply a question of enhancing the experience. Unsurprisingly, the statistic shoots up to over 80% for sports fans



watching the game from home.

garding what game is on.

According to a similiar study by Catalyst on behalf of Sportsbusiness Journal (which, apart from US respondents, included soccer fans from the UK and Brazil), Facebook and Twitter are the networks sports fans are most likely to visit during a game, while Google + and Youtube use is growing equally as fast.

“It depends on the sport and where I’m watching. I’m a huge AC Milan fan, for instance, and the only one I know. So, if I want to talk trash regarding their games, I go to Twitter to connect with other Milanista. This I’ll do quite often.”

What are the main attraction points that enhance the game experience by using social media? Answers will differ, and for Leon-Ben (30) of Brackenfell, the allure even shifts re-

Leon-Ben prefers using instant messaging when he’s watching

the rise of the sports fan | LIFESTYLE

rugby to connect with friends regarding thoughts about the match.

enon, while only eight per cent indicated that they hate it.

“Sport isn’t merely tribal warfare, it can also get quite philosophical and academic, if you so choose. Basically, it’s a way to chat with someone as though they were sitting next to you on the couch. You get to bounce ideas and get feedback. Or sometimes you just enjoy a mutual joke.”

Marketers will have to be creative in this regard, though – sports fans engage in social media in this way to enhance the experience and gather information, and as soon as irrelevant advertisements detract from this, speculation follows that sports fans will flock to different outlets.

Of course, fans not only engage in this way during a game. In fact, the Catalyst study shows that respondents were as likely (64%) to engage in conversations on Twitter after the match as during, while 70% of this study’s respondents said they interact in this way on Facebook after the game, compared to 54% for during the game. Tellingly, these Facebook related numbers jumped up from 45% and 55% in the previous year’s study (2012). The accessibility to networks that mobile phone usage allows extends this tendency to a point that may hinder productivity in other areas – according to GMR Marketing’s study, up to 33% of respondents said they’d check social networks for sports updates during a work meeting, and nine per cent said they even do it during church. As is the case with any fast-growing tendency, this presents marketing agencies and advertisers with a golden opportunity. Seeing as it’s still relatively new, though, would exploitation in this regard detract from the experience and scare off fans?

Leon-Ben says his love for watching sports comes from “the on-field narrative, which can change at any moment”. Within this view, the rise of interactivity in the time before, during and after matches builds the narrative from a short story to a Tolkienesque novel, with new intrigues, plot points and analyses appearing for anyone willing to read. Will the formats and presentations continue to change? Absolutely. Will sports fans’ dedication to their teams be nurtured or diminished by the inevitable marketing growth surrounding this type of interaction? It’s all about the game plan…

SUPERSPORT APP Not to be outdone, Supersport has launched a free app to “take your experience of sport to a level never seen until now.” According to the Supersport website, the app’s main focus is on live sport. Live video streaming is the obvious attractive element in this

This is Leon-Ben’s main concern when asked about the future of the tendency: “Someone will probably find a way to combine it with advertising to attract revenue and ruin it for everyone.”

regard, but Supersport promises indepth behind the scorelines depth, fresh news, and of course, comments sections for interacting with other sports fans. Video highlights and filtering the feed according to

Interestingly, though, GMR Marketing’s research shows fans are generally not averse to finding sponsored tweets or sports personalities’ punting of products in their feeds. Up to 68% responded that they love, like or have no opinion about this phenom-

your needs completes this multisport app experience. p ag | ISS U E 3, SYNC MAGAZINE


INNOVATION | mhealth technologies

PAGING DR IPHONE mHealth technologies are transforming the world of healthcare WORDS MICHELLE MARAIS It used to be that a patient visiting the doctor’s office might come away with a drug prescription, care instructions for how and when to take their meds, and a pamphlet explaining their condition or disease. Today, however, due to the growing presence of smartphones, tablets and other portable devices, patients are just as likely to walk out of d a medical their doctor’s office with instructions to download mobile application to their phone.

The mobile health (mHealth) industry is responsible for this shift, and it is contributing to a new delivery model focused on care that is patient-centered and value-based. When a patient downloads a medical application, for example, and uses that app to better manage a disease, it can lead to better health. This means fewer office visits, reduced care costs and a lower burden on the healthcare system.

Following are three more examples of how mHealth applications and devices are benefitting patients and improving care.

01 / They engage patients and motivate them to be more active participants in their care. Mobile health apps are an important and rapidly growing component of mHealth. In fact, there are currently more than 13 000 healthcare-related apps in the iTunes store – and many more on application platforms such as Amazon and Google Play. Most patients download apps of their own accord to monitor eating habits, count calories, and track fitness and training goals, but it doesn’t make the tools any lesser than ones recommended by physicians. They still accomplish a purpose, which is getting patients to care about their health. One app for tracking fitness goals and motivating patients to exercise is Endomondo.



The app allows users to track things such as time, speed, calories burned and heart rate for a variety of activities – and best of all, users can share the data on Facebook and even compete against friends. The social media aspect is a driving force behind the use of products such as Endomondo, as it motivates users to keep on working out so that they can show off their accomplishments.

02 / They facilitate the tracking and management of chronic illnesses. Patients with chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes are one of the groups that stand to benefit most from mHealth technologies. By using disease management apps, patients can monitor vitals and symptoms, for example, to ensure that worsening conditions are caught early on. Apps geared towards children, on the other hand, can make disease management informative and fun. The iBGStar iPhone glucose meter is one example of a mobile health device and application designed to help patients monitor a chronic illness or disease. Plus, it’s the

03 / They contribute to patient understanding of their health. After a visit to the doctor, patients often come away with handouts and other paperwork explaining their condition and how they should proceed. These leaflets can be easily misplaced, leaving patients in the dark. If the patient has access to a mobile device, however, a physician can just as easily point them in the direction of a reference app or a mobile-friendly version of their organisation’s patient portal. The Our Journey is the hospital application used by the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and is a great example of a

first device of its kind to be cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. By using iBGStar, patients can monitor glucose, insulin and carbs anytime, no matter where they are. The app charts individualised glucose patterns over time and allows easy sharing of data so that patients and providers can make informed decisions together.

tool that helps parents keep track of what can be an overwhelming amount of information. The app guides parents through the care process their child will go through while at the hospital and even suggests questions they should ask their child’s doctor. It also has a resource tab with educational content and helpful links.

These are just a few examples of the mHealth resources that are available to patients. There are tens of thousands of mobile applications available, and the list is sure to keep on growing – and the tools improving – as the mHealth industry continues to evolve. p ag | ISS U E 3, SYNC MAGAZINE


IN THE NEWS | happenings in the tech world


Words Amanda Kelly Stone

Stay abreast of the latest tech-related news by being in the know.

The LG G Flex revolutionises smartphone design The first smartphone featuring a vertical bend (yes, that’s right), the LG G Flex is has certainly raised a few eyebrows. The screen is a plastic, 6-inch OLED screen with a 720p resolution. But while the phone is curved in structure, it isn’t actually bendable. However, it does boast some pretty impressive specs. The LG G Flex is equipped with a 32GB internal memory, a built-in micro SD card slot, and it runs on Android 4.2.2. The phone’s rear has been coated with an elastic “self-healing” product, which allows the phone to heal itself of small scratches collected throughout the day.

The Apple iPad Air has been launched Apple have released its latest iPad – the iPad Air – weighing in at 28% less than the previous model (the iPad 3rd gen). But with almost a third of its weight shaved off and a impressive 9.7 inch display, Apple has still managed to make noticeable performance improvements. The iPad Air is equipped with Apple’s new 64bit A7 processor, a 10-hour battery life, iOS7, a highly anticipated 2048 x 1536 resolution display (retina display), up to twice the Wi-Fi performance thanks to two antennas and MIMO (multipleinput multiple-output) technology, and dual microphones. And it’s not bad looking either.

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The Budgee Robotic Basket is exactly that A robotic basket had been designed with the intention of helping us to bare our heavy burdens

Nokia has released its first full-sized tablet – the Lumia 2520

while out shopping. The helpful robot follows an ultrasonic pinger in the user’s pocket, ensuring it automatically stays by their side at all times, entirely unprompted. The cart can carry up to 22kgs and has a locking mechanism to make sure any purchases don’t go missing. Users can also alter

Nokia recently announced the launch of its first full-

Budgee’s following range to suit their personal

sized tablet at the Nokia World Event in Abu Dhabi.

preference. Budgee has been developed by Five

The tablet, running the latest version of Windows

Elements Robotics, a start-up company based in the

(Windows RT 8.1), sports a number game-changing

USA. The company plans to launch the product on

features. These include a non-reflective screen

Kickstarter before the end of this year.

for use in bright sunlight, and a battery life of up to 16 hours when attached to the Nokia magnetic keyboard. The tablet will be hitting shelves overseas by late November, and then make its way to SA.

The Vertu Ti Ferrari smartphone – the world’s most expensive smartphone Vertu and Ferrari have launched a new luxury smartphone. The Ti Ferrari smartphone’s design was inspired by the Ferrari F12 berlinette, and employs Ferrari materials such as the leather used in the car’s cabin and a diamond-like-coating (DLC) in the body of the phone. Specs wise, it features a 3.7-inch screen, an 8MP rear facing camera and a 1.3MP front facing camera, operates using Android 4.0 and is equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC and 3G+ connectivity. However, its 480 x 400 resolution is a little disappointing for a phone retailing at R178 000. That’s right. R178 000.

ENTERTAINMENT | be entertained


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This month’s hottest movie, music and book releases Words Michelle Marais Music Prism Katy Perry

With her fourth studio album Katy Perry aims to take listeners on a reflective journey. The album offers some notable diversity and that is a welcome surprise. The track list consists out of a variety of sub-genres. The songs vary and lyrical content switches between sumptuous pop-rock and melodic ballads discussing her battles with hopeless relationships and her struggle to understand herself. Prism is a firm and well-executed step towards adulthood and a sure sign that Perry remains the queen of feel-good pop.


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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues



Book It’s been nine long years since the first Anchorman film but the newscasters are finally back and funnier than ever. With the 70’s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), and his team returns to the news desk where they try and stay classy as they take the nation’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.

The Garden of Burning Sand Corban Addison An American attorney, working with an NGO, is devoted to combating child sexual assault in Lusaka, Zambia. When an adolescent girl is raped in the dark of night and delivered by strangers to the hospital, her organisation is

called in to help. She learns that the girl’s assailant is the son of a powerful industrialist with deep ties to the Zambian government. As the prosecution against him grinds forward her search for the truth takes her across the continent.

the hottest events this month | WHAT’S ON

WHAT’S ON This month’s hottest events Words Michelle Marais Canon SA Expo Where Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg When 29 November to

Photo credit: Erik de Boer

Photo credit: Nico van Zyl

This year’s event will be a wonderful showcase of Canon’s wide range of consumer imaging and bigger business solutions. Visitors will have unequalled opportunity to interact with Canon experts and products, including being among the first to see and touch some of the latest technologies. Visitors will also be able to purchase products at discounted prices.

Photo credit: Massimo Da Silva

Photo credit: Franco Oosthuizen

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Oracle Day 2013 Where Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg When 28 November 2013 Technology is changing the world in ways we haven’t seen before. Cloud, mobile, social, big data, and the Internet of Things are converging to disrupt old business models and drive innovation. Learn how technology is fueling new business models and opportunities by joining industry experts for Oracle Day 2013.

Enterprise Mobility Africa Summit Where Maslow Hotel, Johannesburg When 25 to 26 November 2013

With new technologies such as smartphone’s, tablets, computers, social media and other cloud services, emerging into the market at an alarming rate, the Enterprise Mobility Africa Summit aims to address the impact of these tools. The event will see dicussions around the effects of technology on business and shed light on how IT leaders can stabilise and support this environment. p ag | ISS U E 3, SYNC MAGAZINE


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