Apple again this year, for the holiday season, launching the promotion “12 Days of gifts starting from December 26 to January 6 and up iOS users will appreciate every day as a gift ever new content.
Apple may offer free applications, games, videos, books, music and much more in the past few years had been proposed for example music and games but also applications of a certain thickness.
Apple for the occasion, proposes in ‘ Apple Store also a ‘ dedicated app to be installed on all devices iOS 7 both iPhone and iPad, via push notifications that will tell you the deal of the day. Moreover, in the days prior to the start of the promotion, the app will show you a nice countdown. Continue reading
PhoneSat 2.4 the small cube-shaped satellite launched into orbit November 19, carried out the first “call” to the Earth confirming that all on-board systems are fully functional. The heart of the cube sat is represented by a smartphone very popular among users Android until a few years ago or the Nexus S manufactured by Samsung.
Dell’ Ames research center engineers have modified the device by integrating a radio chip that operates in S-band which is used to control the TV remote. Phone Sat 2.4 is a cube of about 26 square inches that weighs just 1 Kg The successful launch confirms the possibility of using a normal mobile communications space.
The use of technologies in common use will create a fleet of mini-satellites, spending a trivial amount when compared to the millions of dollars needed for the realization of a large satellite. Phone Sat 2.4 will be used to test a control system, the orientation in space. Like the previous Phone Sat 1.0, 2.4 Phone Sat also uses a Nexus S running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Continue reading
Broadcom is known especially for the production of chips for routers or other network components. In fact, the company provides a constant contribution to the growth of the Google operating system, through its software stack Bluedroid, including source code dell’ Android Open Source Project (AOSP).
Broadcom has decided to bring its expertise in the auto industry, announcing the availability of the Bluetooth Automotive a solution developed to improve interoperability between systems integrated infotainment in vehicles and Android devices.
Many car manufacturers offer in-car connectivity systems , but almost all choose the Apple platform which is considered better quality, although Android has a market share significantly higher (about 80% of the world). Continue reading
A well-known hacker has developed software that allows you to interrupt the communication between a Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 and the app used by its owner. On the same day that Amazon announced the first test of the service Prime Air a famous hacker and security researcher has published a guide for the construction of SkyJack a drone capable of intercepting his peers creating an army of zombie drones under the control of a single person who can control it remotely via WiFi.
Sam Karma, the name of the inventor is the author of the eponymous worm that has infected MySpace in 2005. SkyJack is a “bundle” which includes a Parrot AR.Drone 2.0, a Raspberry Pi, a battery and two USB wireless transmitters.
To gain control of the other drones intercepting the communication between the quadcopterand the remote control the app installed on their iOS and Android devices samy has developed a software that exploits the well-known tool air crack-ng is used to find the password of a WiFi network encrypted with WEP and WPA-PSK. Continue reading
New features of sources
There are a few features that will be present in sources of new types and should understand their meaning, at least in a simple way. The glyphs are the graphical representation of a character, a number or part of one depending on the case, so, a letter may be represented by several glyphs or a group of two letters by a glyph in a character set.
A font is measured in part by the number of glyphs containing the more regarding the ligature is a sign formed by the union of two or more, for instance which is at. See the links below the first for an elementary, the second for the specification regarding official W3C World Wide Web. Finally, as the base reference for everything related to working with sources, CSS3 specification,
Open Type fonts-otf-, eot and woff
All are sources Open Type. These sources are derived from known sources TrueType, which improved in various aspects such as the inclusion of a wider set of characters, use small capitals types – small caps – Detailed forms and incorporating various ligatures and glyphs and numbers display options. For a simple description of Open Type fonts can go to: es.wikipedia.org / wiki / Open Type Continue reading
The featured image is taken from a horror movie, but it is real. Tim Cannon, German Essen biohacker, underwent surgery to implant a computer the size of a Smartphone in his left forearm. The device called a circadian 1.0 can record and transmit biometric data of an Android tablet. It is powered by a battery with Wireless charging. The aim of the experiment is to demonstrate the ability to control his body, the use of open-source biomedical devices.
Tim Cannon, nicknamed DIY Vyborg created circadian 1.0 along with some fellow hackers and is known in the community of the body modification to start other projects that are aimed at correcting the “failures” of the human body through the use of machines. The first version of the chip can record body temperature and transmit measurements in real time via Bluetooth to an application on Android tablet.
The device integrates three status LEDs Cannon can be seen through your tattoo. The biohacker has already completed the development of a second device that measures the frequency of the pulse, the reduction of its overall dimensions. The next step is to allow communication with other devices in your home. For example, circadian detect the level of stress and prepare a relaxed, down lights in the House. Continue reading
Apple has finally solved the annoying bug that involved the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display with upgrade to OS X Mavericks: the track pad and keyboard are now fully functional. Yesterday the group of Recuperation has released an upgrade firmware EFI, thus eliminating any error returned.
The malfunction involved a large number of consumers, ie all those who have purchased a new MacBook Pro with Retina Display 13-inch in the immediate hours following the simultaneous launch of OS X Mavericks. For some unspecified reason, occasionally the track pad and keyboard stopped working, as if the car tries to enter in the stop phase though the user had not initiated any command. To resolve this block, it became necessary to close the laptop lid, so as to force the actual start of the standby device. Continue reading
Vince Cable, Minister of Trade and Industry UK, has announced that by 2015 the city of Milton Keynes (in the south east of England) will take its road a fleet of 20 vehicles able to drive on their own without the driver intervention. This is not true driver less car but the pod that can accommodate a maximum of two people, as shown in the demo video streaming below.
These particular means initially join the train station to a commercial hub, moving on the road sections usually walks in about 20 minutes. As already seen in other similar vehicles, safety is guaranteed by the use of advanced technology: cameras to monitor what is happening in the surrounding environment and sensors that can warn the risk of impact with people or other obstacles. Top speed will be equal to 19 Km / h.
The intention is to increase the fleet to 100 units by 2017. The investment required for the project is 1.5 million pounds. The price of a single race should be 2 pounds (2.4 euro), but on this Cable declares that there may be changes before making the final tariff. Anyone who wants to use one of the pod in question can do so simply by calling it a ‘ smartphone app and, once on board, an infotainment system will allow access to the mail box, the latest news, music, video games, weather and web browsing . Continue reading
Vodafone launches very tempting offer for all new customers who sign up before November 8, an ADSL offer a choice between ADSL and telephone complete Limited Edition and telephone and ADSL complete for them a free Mini PC Acer Aspire one D260. The promotional offer is valid only for those who register online. Vodafone also reports that the computer is shipped to the customer’s home from 9 December.
ADSL and telephone complete limited edition provide a comprehensive connectivity on line ADSL up to 20 Mbps in download and up to 1 Mbps in upload. The same is also activated a telephone line that allows unlimited calls and without any connection fee to land lines and abroad and to all national mobile numbers. Continue reading
HGST a subsidiary of western digital has announced the launch of the distribution of the first hard drive 6TB consists of seven dishes. To obtain this result, the disc Ultra star HE6 was filled with helium an inert gas that has a density equal to one-seventh of that of the air. The manufacturer did not disclose the price, but announced that among the customers are HP, Hawaii, Nettle, CERN, Green revolution cooling and Code42.
The drive is in fact addressed to the enterprise sector and will be used in data centers for RAID and cloud storage. The first tests on the use of helium dating back to the ’70s, but so far no company had produced a hard disk as the working gas has a tendency to leak from the container in which it is contained. HGST, however, has developed a technology called Heloise that allows you to produce a record filled with helium and sealed tightly.
Ultra star HE6 is guaranteed for at least five years. For businesses with storage capacity greater means above all a total cost of ownership (TCO), but the benefits arising from the use of helium are manifold. To increase the capacity it is possible to follow two paths: to increase the recording density or increase the number of dishes. While maintaining the size of 3.5-inch disk, HGST has used the technology 7Stac, inserting 7 dishes for a total of 6 TB in the same space occupied by the 5 dishes used in hard disk drives air 4TB . Continue reading