Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Firefox Launches 'Nuclear First Strike Against Ad Industry'


From Twice.com
Firefox Launches 'Nuclear First Strike Against Ad Industry'
 Firefox will now automatically block all third-party cookies, a crucial tool to help advertisers track users, and the ad industry is not happy about it.
Why This Is Important: Although advertisers are up in arms, analysts note that the policy is actually a “slightly relaxed version” of Apple’s existing Safari policy.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Background on the Eagle snatches little boy in park

Article details the background of making the video that went viral around the world in hours..

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Why we text " “What are you doooooing? I misssss youuuuu!”

An interesting article on why we drag out letters when texting and emailing....

dragging out letterssssssssss

on a non-related note - great video on astronauts views from space

Oscars 2013 by Google

Nice clean presentation of the categories and trailers of the 2013 Oscars.

Google Oscars Site

A great mind map of publishing a book from Guy Kawasaki

A great mind map of publishing a book from Guy Kawasaki
http://www.mindmeister.com/247116723/ape-how-to-publish-a-book

and if you want to create your own mind map,   www.mindmeister.com


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

HTC’s BlinkFeed


The new flagship phone from HTC rules.. It's all-aluminum unibody chassis, offers such new features as live-stream information feeds on homescreen tile.

The screen resolution: The HTC One has a 4.7 inch screen with with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. That’s about 468 pixels per inch (ppi). HTC One clearly wins the screen wars and knocks out Apple’s iPhone 5 which has a screen resolution of 326 ppi
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Unit 61398 Shanghai the center of the worlds espionage and hacking

The American cyber security firm Mandiant, alone with the New York Times, exposes and counters a China-based hacking campaign.  Released an extensive report that it says ties years of cyber attacks on U.S. corporations back to the Chinese military.



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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Outside Window

Great stop action photo from window...

Friday, February 15, 2013

Amazing Amateur Photos of nearby planets and the sun


Photographer and novice astronomer Alan Friedman from his backyard in Buffalo New York,  – the moon, bright stars, planets and the sun. Amazing solar photos are breathtaking in that it's all from his backyard....

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Hackathon - Interesting app

Recently attended a Hackathon that had to be based on live data feeds, data mining and mostly likely NOT to ever be a commercial product.   One of the resulting hacks was mapping driving or biking directions and providing you the most dangerous way to your destination.


IBM’s Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, some of the world’s best physicists, chemists, and nanoengineers are trying to create the first high-density, self-assembling carbon nanotubes

The key word in the heading is "self-assembling" because as we all know nano-tubes have been around for awhile with all great things predicted to be built from them, until everyone discovered how difficult it is to built anything with nano-tubes... So this article caught my attention.

" IBM’s Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, some of the world’s best physicists, chemists, and nanoengineers are trying to create the first high-density, self-assembling carbon nanotube."

Another asteriod confirmation for the termination dinosaurs


"Until now, though, there hasn’t been enough evidence that the Chicxulub impact actuallycaused the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction. There was certainly a massive asteroid impact, but previous evidence showed that the asteroid impact occurred up to 300,000 years before the extinction of the dinosaurs. Biologists and geologists have argued that there may have been another cause — an impact at the Shiva crater off the coast of India, global volcanic eruptions, or perhaps something more gradual."

Chicxulub topography. You can just about see a portion of the impact crater in the top left corner.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Inserted into Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

For fun on snowy night and with a little digital ps plugins and lots of hand tweaking.  Can insert anyone into a not so improved Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh or any other painting.  Still waiting for delivery of PS 6 direct from Adobe.





Friend inserting into a forest of trees painting..



Wildest GIFS ever.... Animated GIF Art of Paolo Čerić



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Animated GIF Art of Paolo Čerić

Felix Baumgartner Fell Even Faster Than Thought - Free-falling at over 14 miles per minute

Felix Baumgartner Fell Even Faster Than Thought - Free-falling at a mindblowing 14 miles per minute  Red Bull on Monday, Feb. 4, published details that Baumgartner's fastest speed achieved during freefall was nearly 10 mph faster than originally thought. Reaching a maximum speed of 843.6 mph, or Mach 1.25.
The daredevil jumped from an altitude of 127,852 feet, which is 248 feet lower than initially reported.

Here's the full 70 page red bull report on the fall.
http://issuu.com/redbullstratos/docs/red_bull_stratos_summit_report_final_050213

The latest in HTC M7 Rumours


HTC a long distance behind Samsung and Apple will attempt to throw a little disruption in the kingdom of handset by slowly leaking details of the M7. 
Thought a first to be 13MP, is now rumored to include three 4.3MP camera sensors, which HTC is calling Ultrapixels. Much like the state of the art in Drone Camera technology, the camera sensors are combined to produce one image that is extremely clear and crisp.... Google State of the Art Drone cameras to get a detail over of how this will work...

Rumored to have a 4.7-inch with a 1080p display, quad-core processor, Android Jelly Bean – likely Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and support for AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

We will have to wait till the HTC event on February 19 ahead of the MWC conference later this month to see which rumors are correct...