Thursday, December 29, 2011

Galaxy S III is coming in February?

     Several rumored that Samsung will launch the next version of the popular smartphone Galaxy S in February at the Mobile World Congress.

According to TheNextWeb, Samsung is preparing to launch Galaxy S III in February during the Mobile Telecommunications Congress World Congress in Barcelona.

It is expected that, among the novelties of the new smartphone is quad-core processors and 3D technology as a way to distinguish the smartphone competition.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

FedEx delivery goes wrong

Is it real or staged? The delivery of this video has been viewed more than a million times, led to dozens of videos and thousands of reply comments.

The author of the video says that it is a reality footage, captured by your video surveillance system. FedEx says it is trying to identify who made the courier delivery under these conditions.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Google teaches programming for Android

    Google wants to help developers overcome the difficulties of programming for theAndroid and provides lessons for free.

    Optimizing the use of battery different screens or plan to improve the sound of the application are some of the lessons available on the site for Android developers.Google intends to respond directly to issues that developers face in their day-to-day.

Each class responds to a specific topic and there are code samples that can beused by the "students"This is Google's attempt to get more applications to join the250,000 already there, but are still far from the 500 000 available in the Apple AppStore.

What are the most difficult of developing for Android? This type of initiatives areuseful?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Boston hospital sends patients home with robots

   The Children's Hospital Boston, USA, started to use robots for telepresencecompany to make children go home or stay in the infirmary recovering fromoperations.

Hospital de Boston manda doentes para casa com a companhia de robôs

    The initiative started with five robots manufactured by Vgo Communications with the aim of creating a new line of communication with patients, says Popular Science.
The robots, measuring about 137 cm, equipped with cameras, microphones, display, and a network of next generation mobile phones.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Paul Allen, founder of Microsoft, wants to take people into space in 2015 (video)

The new company already tried to order the production of a spacecraft composed oftwo modules: a record-size rocket, and a space capsule with a rocket booster that will disengage the carrier space so to get to space.

The spacecraft is being built by companies SpaceX and Scaled Compositeslocated in a large hangar in Mojave, California. According to New Scientist, the project brings together some established names in the aerospace industry (BurtRutan, who designed SpaceShipOne for Virgin Galactic and Mike Griffin, former head of NASA has joined the Stratolaunch Systems).

Monday, December 12, 2011

Bug in FIFA 12: Carrol and Fabianski kiss on the mouth

They toss in unexpected witticisms, facial expressions, and idiosyncratic actions--just for the sheer fun of it. But what could have been going on among EA's FIFA 12 development team to create the stunning action I have, well, embedded here?
For at the end of what seems to be entirely innocent sporting action, pony-tailed Andy Carroll of Liverpool and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski of Arsenal collide and then start snogging.

Should you not be familiar with that term, it is the colloquial English for kissing. And what happens here seems beyond what normally happens on an English soccer field, if only slightly beyond.
European soccer players do offer each other fulsome affection after a goal has been scored. What is peculiar here, though, is that it is players of opposing teams who are making out.
Could this really be an innocent glitch? Is someone who is neither a fan of Arsenal nor Liverpool--or perhaps these two individual players--behind this spontaneous action? Or might someone outside of EA have merely created this animation in order to titillate the world?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Facebook: Anyone can see your private photos

     A surprising security hole in Facebook allows almost anyone to see pictures marked as private, an online forum revealed late Monday. 

Even pictures supposedly kept hidden from uninvited eyes by Facebook’s privacy controls aren’t safe, reported one user of a popular bodybuilding forum in a post entitled “I teach you how to view private Facebook photos.” 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Robot prison guards

   Beginning next March, three guard robots will be on alert for dangerous behavior at the prison in Pohang, according to a Yonhap News report.
The 1 billion won ($864,000) project is being organized by Korea's Ministry of Knowledge Economy. The robots will mainly patrol at night and serve as telepresence droids for remote human guards.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Google Chrome to add gamepad support

         Google's Chrome browser will soon have greatly enhanced gaming capabilities, with plug-and-play support for gamepads on the way. The news was revealed by Google developer advocate Paul Kinlan during a talk earler today at Develop Liverpool. Due in the first quarter of next year, the update will also see Chrome support cameras and microphones without the need for plug-ins, with Kinlan hinting at the possibilities for augmented reality games and player tracking. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Robotic Roads

       Cars that can talk to other cars, traffic lights and other traffic signs and also for your phone.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Nanotechnology - Smallest Car in the World

     A tiny nano-sized car which can propel itself forward in response to electrical pulses has been created by scientists in the Netherlands.
The electric-powered vehicle, which is the size of a single molecule, has a chassis and four paddle-shaped wheels and is roughly one-billionth the size of a traditional hatchback car.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Facebook and U.S. officials negotiate enhanced privacy

    Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are negotiating an agreement that prevents the leader of the social portals to publicize private data from users without the appropriate authorization.

Steam hit by hackers

     The video game service, used by 35 million people, has been compromised by hackers.

While investigating a security breach of its discussion forums, itts owner and operator, Valve, uncovered an intrusion into a user database.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

HTC prepares quad-core smartphone

     HTC Edge, reportedly the company's first, and probably, one of the world's first cellphone powered by a quad-core processor. Information from a reliable source paints Edge as a premium handset incorporating the latest mobile technologies.

Asimo is ready to help

The little robot from Honda is more agile, faster and smarter than ever.

      According to Honda, the new Asimo is "autonomous", thanks to a technology of behavioral control that allows him to move and make decisions alone, without help from human operators. With a set of sensors, Asimo is able to process information quickly on the environment around them to plan their next move. It is also able to recognize voices and gestures, and predict human movements.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Carphone Warehouse is to close all of its 11 Best Buy stores

Carphone Warehouse is to close all of its 11 Best Buy stores across the UK, the company has announced.

The move puts 1,100 jobs at risk at the outlets, which sell electronic goods, but the firm said it hoped to find the "large majority" alternative work.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"Sound of Football" technology to play football without seeing the ball

    A new technology allows you to use the sounds of a football field to guide visually impairedplayers and allow them to practice this sport.

Synthetic blood could be created before 2015

A team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, is working on a similar material to red blood cells. The synthetic blood could begin to run into some veins before 2015.

Monday, October 31, 2011

GPS shoes and sandals to Alzheimer patients and Prostitutes

The GTX Corp company's first shoes -- dreamed up back in 2002 following the Elizabeth Smart case -- were intended to locate missing children. And safety is the driving force today behind the company's newest GPS-enabled shoe. 

Samsung Electronics will launch flexible OLED based products in 2012

Samsung Electronics says that it plans to launch products with flexible OLED panels next year, probably starting with mobile phones, then followed by tablets and other portable devices. The company is actually hoping to introduce the products in the "earlier part of 2012".

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Nokia Lumia 800 announced

"The first REAL Windows Phone"

Nokia Lumia 800, , has been officially announced by Stephen Elop at Nokia World 2011.

He died the inventor of Artificial Intelligence.

In a message posted on Twitter, Stanford University confirmed the death 
of pioneering technologies have booked a place in history by creating the second-oldest programming languageHigh-level, which was named after Lisp, by derivation of the terms of LISTProcessing.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Grand Theft Auto V gets official

As if it was in any doubt, the existence of Grand Theft Auto V has been confirmed by Rockstar Games, with the promise of a trailer to follow on 2 November.

Although way back in 2009 one optimistic analyst reckoned that GTAV's release date would fall in 2011, the latest rumours have been rather more conservative.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

TapSense: Touchscreen Technology distinguishes the fingers

Smartphone and tablet computer owners have become adept at using finger taps, flicks and drags to control their touchscreens.

But Carnegie Mellon University researchers have found that this interaction can be enhanced by taking greater advantage of the finger's anatomy and dexterity.

With Video.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Smartphones can know what you type on your PC

A Georgia Tech research team says it's possible to use a phone to track what a person's typing on their keyboard nearby.

They say hackers could use a smartphone accelerometer to sense keyboard vibrations and decipher complete sentences with up to 80 percent accuracy.´

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cheaper smartphones with ARM chip

     An ARM chip developer from UK a new processor, which should allow manufacturers to make cheaper smartphones. ARM introduced this processor this morning in San Francisco, California.

The Cortex-A7 processor effectively builds on the low-power leadership established by the Cortex-A8 chip found in many of today’s most popular smartphones. 

Sony PlayStation Vita arrives in February

Sony plans to release the PlayStation Vita on February 22, 2012, in the United States, Canada and Europe, the company announced at a technology conference on Tuesday.

Monday, October 17, 2011

iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II: What is the toughest?

What is the phone that is more resistant to a fall on the ground: the iPhone 4S or Samsung Galaxy S II?

After a great duel in the stores, iPhone 4S and Galaxy SII are part of a comparative spectacular free fall ... on cement.

iPhone 4S sells 4 million in first weekend

Aplle sold more than 4 million iPhone 4S smartphones since its launch three days ago, making a sales record for the device.

Over the weekend, the company sold more than twice the 1.7 million iPhone 4s that it sold during last year's opening weekend, though the numbers are a bit skewed: This year's iPhone was simultaneously launched in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom, while last year's launch did not include Australia and Canada.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

AMD progresses with FX Bulldozer Processors

     AMD is calling two of its latest FX Bulldozer chips the first desktop CPUs to feature eight cores.
Its new FX line includes four new chips in all, ranging in price from $ 115 to $ 245.
Since 2003, technology Bulldozer is the first major redesign of the architecture of the AMD, when the company launched its Athlon K8 64/Opteron.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: everything you need to know

     Google dropped some interesting information about Ice Cream Sandwich, the next version of Android - Android 4.0 at its Google I/O conference back n May. We now know that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be announced at a Google event on 19 October. A video of an Ice Cream Sandwich sculpture at Google's HQ confirms the 19 October launch for the new OS.

The Android 4.0 launch takes place at 10AM Hong Kong time (3AM UK time), and was posted on Google's brand new @Android Twitter account. The Samsung-built 4.7-inch, 1.5GHz dual-core

Galaxy Nexus: The First Ice Cream Sandwich Android Phone with a 720p Screen

     Well, now that Apple has announced the iPhone 4S, there’s only one other flagship on the horizon that people are eagerly anticipating and that’s the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.The thing we're most excited about?

The 720p curved screen. But it sounds amazing, all in all.
Starting with the most recent, and best-sounding stuff first. GSM Arena says they have a reliable source inside Google who contacted them and gave them the real specs.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dennis Ritchie - Unix and C Programming Language Creator

     Computer scientist Dennis Ritchie is reported to have died at his home this past weekend, after a long battle against an unspecified illness.

He was the designer and original developer of the C Programming Language, and a central figure in the development of Unix.

He spent much of his career at Bell Labs. He was awarded the Turing Award in 1983, and the National Medal of Technology in 1999.

"Ritchie's influence rivals Jobs's; it's just less visible," James Grimmelman observed on Twitter. "His pointer has been cast to void *; his process has terminated with exit code 0."

Biography of Dennis Ritchie