Monday, April 30, 2012

Google wave officially dies

Interestingly, it took longer to die than the whole time he was active, but Google wave finally dies officially today. Since late January the Waves were read-only and now the service is closed permanently. Curious is that wave is one of the services that most interest have been raised in the history of Google (came to invitations to sell for $ 60 on eBay).

And inevitably also compared to Google Buzz, the attempt to create a microblogging service by Google and the recent Google +, the network that has probably made ​​her most serious and despite its relatively low adoption and the company refuses to let go. Google Wave had a handful of innovative ideas and interesting potential uses for all those who remain interested in using it the Apache Foundation took over its development and can be tested in Wave in a Box.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Eastern Egg - Google's Zerg Rush!

Just go to Google.com, write "zerg rush" and press Enter.

Google included a new "eastern egg" or trick hidden in its popular web browser where if you enter the terms mentioned above, shows an invasion of figures with the letter "O" that eat the results on the page. To combat them, you have to make click with the mouse a few times until they disappear.

MIT - New anti-fog and glare-free high technology glass


What we see in the video is the announcement of a new type of nano crystal structure, a glass with revolutionary features where water bounces and there is no dirt. According to MIT, the glass is anti dust,  anti-fog and have a new glare-free technology with clear implications for future devices.And is that so far one of the most recognizable features of the crystal is how the light is reflected. With the new glass surface and form to create textures that virtually eliminate reflections, an area that would make the water droplets bouncing like small rubber balls.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Amazing Discovery - A new specie of amphibian was found on India.

A team of scientists from the UK and India have confirmed what appears to be a new specie of limbless amphibians. The animal was found by accident in the Western Ghats in the state of Kerala in southern India.

Some specimens which according to the researchers were found in moist soil after digging over a stream of a mountain.

Precise Pangolin - the new ubuntu!

The latest version of Ubuntu is now available for download : Precise Pangolin. All of you that have the above version can install this new through Update Manager.

The main changes come at Unity, Canonical wanted to polish and improve the face of overall system usability. Have also been completely removed the default Mono libraries and especially the inclusion of HUD, a tool that has its roots in the famous Quicksilver OS X or other application launchers

Monday, April 23, 2012

Philips launches an energy efficient light bulb that lasts 20 years

And even more as confirmed by the brand if we use it a certain number of hours a day. The bulb, an effort of more than 1 year from the company, was the winner of the contest of 2011 Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize and is available in the U.S. market.

they chose the earth day for the final release into the market. A low-power LED bulb with a life of 20 years at a price of $ 60 but can be had for just over $ 20 with discounts.

Not only that, Philips says that right now trying to reduce their production costs to reach a final price for sale of not more than $ 30.

Prototype - Quadrotor of massive destruction!

We have seen quadrotors doing practically everything from formation flying, control via smartphone or even scheduled flights that can interpret the theme of James Bond. The latest a quadricopter equipped with a powerful gun.

The video has been released by FPS Russia, or whatever it is, the work of Dimitri, a young Russian has become quite popular in the network with a lot of videos where he test all kind of weapons.

In this case the video casts doubt on the veracity of it. Dimitri had previously tested individual tools for getting a gun that left them in exchange for advertising.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Real Dr Who ultrasonic screwdriver.

Doctor Who is a science fiction series that holds the title of being the television show with longer duration in the genre world besides being one of the most popular series in the UK. The Doctor, the protagonist of the series, in addition to the ship TARDIS (with which he travels through time and space), has a tool called sonic  screwdriver which can, for example, open the lock of a door. A research team from the University of Dundee (UK) has been working on a device that holds a certain resemblance to the tool of the Doctor and is also based on the use of ultrasonic waves.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Marco Tempest: A magical tale (with augmented reality)

This is one of those videos that makes you think and learn, tells us how the magic is structured and speaks from a historical  and technological perspective, using an augmented reality machine in real-time in front of an audience.

Regenerate vision through photoreceptor transplant

Has been through the project carried out by scientists financed by the Medical Research Council and its consequences are the basis of a new treatment to restore vision in people with degenerative eye diseases. Scientists have shown for the first time the transplantation of light sensitive photoreceptors (nerve cells that line the back of the eye) in a mice and susses fully restore his vision.

To this end the researchers injected healthy and young 
 mice cells directly in the retinas of adult mice lacking of functional rod photoreceptors. The reason is that the loss of photoreceptors is the cause of blindness in many human eye diseases such as age-related degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa or diabetes-related blindness.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Moleman: the art of the algorithms

Moleman: the art of the algorithms, is a wonderful documentary devoted to a scene that emerged in the last century from the commercial introduction and massive computer Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum or Amiga, and 8-bit video games of the decade of the 80's: the demoscene.

     The demoscene is a computer art subculture that specializes in demos, which are audio-visual presentations and interactive real-time running on a computer. The purpose of a demo is to show musical skills, artistic and programming.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hacker accused by photos of his girlfriend's breast

This is the story of Higinio O. Ochoa, a hacker that would have violated the security of the police from several sites in the United States, with different anonymously turns to sites that exposed the private information of agents of the security force. As a firm, he did not lose the opportunity to include this picture of a woman with generous curve holding a poster autographed by the hacker.


Ochoa is
30 years old Texan , suspected of belonging to a faction called CabinCr3w from the group Anonymous. He just took care to dispel any suspicion when he decided that each hacking include a picture of his girlfriend. According to the FBI this sensual photos includes EXIF information from the iPhone used for the photo, time, date, camera settings for capturing and positioning data.

AMC - A new series from the creator of "The walking dead"


 Robert Kirkman and AMC owners live their love story, the creator of the comic The Walking Dead and the U.S. network who adapted the comic to the small screen should be more than happy with the result of that collaboration. Kirkman has become flesh and blood his black and white universe, for its part, the AMC has in hand all a ratings success. Everything is perfect and that's not surprising that Kirkman is preparing a television adaptation of his Thief of Thieves for the AMC.

Robert Kirkman is experiencing a sweet professional and enthusiastic about this new project.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Study - Afraid of technology.

This is an old study but is accurate even in our days.
people are afraid of unknown things and clearly, to overcome those fears we should approach and understand how things really are and find the benefits they bring. this ridiculous example shows how in England the people on the streets are still afraid of technology.


New and smooth earbud project from Apple

Interesting is that Apple has registered, about making technologies related to earphones delivered on mobile devices like the iPhone or iPod Touch.

The idea is to use a "unibody" 
process  also called in one body, the same system that takes several years for the MacBook line of computers from the company, being taken now on a much smaller and simpler way.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Microsoft leak - Office 15 will be released in November

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First, and reviewing the images that leaked on Twitter and have been confirmed as real by close sources, we realize that the upcoming version of Office 15 office suite in RTM version or "ready to make" will be in November and will definitely be available to the public in early 2013.

On the other hand, Internet Explorer 10 has an approximate date of release for half of this year, perhaps coinciding with the arrival of the final RTM of Windows 8.

Transformer DJ Bicycle


When we say in more than one occasion that "in Japan today is tomorrow" we are not wrong. These slant-eyed boys are overcome innovate on everyday objects and always take a step up.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A black solar cell absorbing 99.7% of the light that receives



This cell is an achievement of Natcore Technology. The manufacturers claim that these panels could soon become the industry standard at the expense of anti-reflective cells that are used today. Another benefit is that, in addition to producing more energy, does better in the morning and evening, when the rays do not hit directly in the cell. Similarly, no difference between the energy received on clear days and cloudy days, because the scattered light is maximized.

In order to contextualize the achievement of Natcore, note that the minimum average reflection of a conventional cell is 4%, while the black silicon panel more advanced so far had a rate of 2%. Manufacturers started with a solar cell with an average of 8%, but after they take a special chemical treatment, they reduced this percentage to almost zero.

According to the Natcore Technology, already have potential buyers in China, Italy and India. While this represents a significant development for solar energy, there remains the problem of high prices. The future is green and in the case of solar cells, black.

read more on ABCNews.

Download the entire Wikipedia till January 2012


The Wikimedia Foundation believes that Wikipedia has to be accessible to everyone with or without network connection, for installation by local schools or in case of a  zoombie  apocalypse and this has released a copy of Wikipedia for downloading in its entirety.

Available on a BitTorrent file of 9.7 GB the Open Encyclopedia comes on OpenZIM format and can be store and use wikis in offline mode.

The ideal software to read the edition of Wikipedia is Kiwix, which is available for Mac, Linux and Windows.

Have a copy of Wikipedia as well as useful, it also means the ability to download a piece of history created based on cooperation and for the only purpose of generating mutual benefit through free knowledge. Wikipedia is proof that culture and knowledge are a common good.

In addition, this download means an invaluable benefit for low-income schools in rural or disadvantaged areas where there are no resources or infrastructure to access the internet. 

We can all be dealers thanks to Free Encyclopedia P2P download, seeding, Share Wikipedia inside and outside the network.

PHP Snips - some PHP tricks

Those who have programming with PHP will find the next page as fundamental and wonderful, because not only can save valuable minutes of your time, but also ensure best practices for PHP snippets that they offer. They range is from a simple time redirection to rare mixtures like transform JPEGs to ASCII code.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

sleeplyti.me - Life hack pro tip!

Sleepyti.me is a site that allows us to calculate, based on sleep cycles, the best time to go to sleep and wake up as fresh as possible.

According to studies, there is evidence that the number of sleep hours does not make a good rest.Who has not spent one night sleeping long hours and gets up the next day tired and feeling terrible, but one night we slept a few hours and the next day we woke up fresh and epic? This is because the most important thing is to complete sleep cycles correctly to be better rested.

The secret to getting up without the feeling of waking up tired is just as complete a sleep cycle, so when we woke up we use alarms or suddenly have this feeling that we have not slept at all. Sleep cycles last about 90 minutes, so we must try to calculate when to wake up in múltipplos 90 minutes.


Sleepyti.me is a tool that allows us to calculate these times of very simple, just have to go and enter the time at which they want to wake up and the site will tell you the best time to go to sleep based on sleep cyclesI give 4 possible hours to go to sleep, you will choose which suits them. 

funny - Microsoft releases Project Glass!


Facebook buys Instagram

Facebook announced it has purchased Instagram in a transaction that is valued the Mobile social network by one billion dollars. The purchase was made ​​through a combination of cash and stock from Facebook.

Instagram is a social network of photographs that only works on iPhones and smartphones running Android. Instagram was born on October 6, 2010, initially focused on Startup to compete with Foursquare via a 
HTML5 platform it comes on what they are today after its founders realized that their user mainly used it just to sharing photos.

Instagram started a mini-revolution conniving 
photo vintage look and the social element that lets you share, comment and do "like" on the pictures of those you follow, but only and only through the mobile application. Just a few days ago announced Instagram for Android, greatly increasing the number of people using the service.

Instagram only has 552 days of age, Facebook is paying $ 1.8 million per day of the existence of this network. Considering that they have about 30 million users, the fee is $ 33 per user.

In the official blog of Instagram also announce the news, and comment that the purchase will only bigger, will help improve service and continue to grow the community. Let's hope so.

R.I.P. Jack Tramiel, founder of Comodore.

A legend has left us today at age of 83. Jack Tramiel, a founder of Commodore died. Besides being the founder of the company, participated in the development of computers that were the market leaders for years, pushing on the industry with simpler and cheaper computers glimpsing the possibility of placing a computer in every home.

     "We do computers for the masses, not for the classes."

The programmer was born in Poland in 1928 and lived there until his youth, during World War II was taken to a ghetto and then to Auschwiz concentration camp where he stayed until his liberation in 1945 through the end of the war. In 1947 he emigrated to America where he joined his army, eventually went to work with typewriters in North America and Europe.

Commodore Business Machines was founded in Canada, a company that led to the decade of 80, which sold typewriters, calculators and home computers then. In the following years of his career he was in charge of Atari.



The highlight of his career is undoubtedly the launch of the Commodore 64, a computer that has left a big mark in our youth. It was one of the first computers designed to reach everyone. Successor to the VIC-20 this 8-bit computer was released in 1982 and shortly before the end of the decade was the undisputed leader in the market it created. In the applications that came on tape or diskette was a large catalog of games, graphics applications or tools. had lots of peripherals such as joysticks, modems, mice, etc..

Also acquired the consumer division staff Atari, Atari 2600, Atari Lynx and the latest in the famous video game company, a pioneer in using CD, the familiar Jaguar.



Tramiel knew how to develop a computer that could be adapted to different needs and was able to monitor its development with an aggressive trade policy that managed to push his vision of the role that computers would have on the lives of people


Jack Tramiel will always have a prominent place in the history of computing.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Twitter - how to punish the traitors!!

With TwitterKarma you can easily unfollow the twitter users that not follow you back, and here is how you can do that.
on this image we have 22 infidels.




first, you have to enter on the TwitterKarma official page. and follow these 3 steps




after Whack!'em you can sort them by 'only following' and then you can unfollow the traitors with a simple click.


and that's all, really easy to use and trustful.



Saturday, April 7, 2012

how to go viral (marketing).

Internet has opened a world of possibilities to many people for dissemination and to go viral spreading they content on internet. Amid the vast amount of information we receive from the Network is continual, some video, some post or other content that we find irresistible and want to share with our contacts. This is the basis of a viral action and the next infographic shows how this is achieved.

 Viral marketing is one of those terms that has emerged recently and involves the implementation of an action without many resources and reach a large number of people in a short time. The following graphics, developed by Single Grain, gives some clues of such actions.


Friday, April 6, 2012

amazing huge photographic machine




The piece is part of the last spectacular work of the photographer Ian Ruhter. As he states, "a search for the essence of photography through wet plates", although in this case under a little different large format. A work shop, where the truck goes the artist makes a camera and laboratory.


from its page on Vimeo:

     This project was created with the same spirit in which America was founded. Our intentions are to connect everyone with America through the lens of this camera and social networks. We want to tell our story and show our country or city through the photography and people that you know. While we traveled around America and look for people and places to shoot you can follow the track and help us to decide which sites will go after. Join us on our journey through our Facebook to get to be photographed by us.


funny - how google augmented reality may probably work


While we are very excited to see the Google's Project Glass working, the truth is that it is more for curiosity than for its practicality, at least for now. This video of Tom Scott turns into a parody of what would be the glasses if we followed the line that Google has for other products.

In the video you can see how the company with sell the user's life and blind our vision with advertisements and offers, misinterpreting voice commands and even sharing information with local authorities. All this while the user is standing fight to keep surviving such interference. While the glasses seem the definitive introduction to augmented reality, in the situations described by the author we maybe see a prediction from a near future.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Atmel develops new sensor to develop larger touch screens

The Xsense sensor, allow manufacturers to develop tactile surfaces curved and larger than the current, two factors expected to have a very well received by manufacturers of consumer electronics devices.

     We are developing a new type of technology to build the mesh of a touch screen. The sensor is very flexible and allows the development of curved screens or scroll the screen to change the designs of smartphones and tablets

Xsense arrives with the aim of imposing a capacitive touch screens and to this end, have implemented this new sensor on a flexible film on which metal is deposited by ink jet printing, yes, conductive ink. With the introduction of flexible electronics, engineers have been able to "draw" the sensor on the flexible substrate by depositing conductive layers,choosing this manufacturing process, can make large "rolls" of sensors on a rather simple way.

Thanks to mass production, Atmel expects to introduce these sensors between dipositive manufacturers and according to his estimates, in the third quarter of this year could be some practical implementations materialized in large touch screens or mobile devices with screens of between 3 and 11 inches in size.

Researchers find vaccine for hepatitis C


After more than a decade of research on hepatitis C, a team of researchers from the University of Alberta in the United States announced the discover of a vaccine against the disease, a drug developed from a single strain that has proven effective against all known strains of the virus.

As told, the development of it has been long and expensive, mainly because hepatitis C is more virulent than HIV, which is why it came to believe that getting a vaccine would be an almost impossible task.

According to the researchers, the vaccine has been developed from a single strain demonstrating its efficiency against all known strains of hepatitis C. The vaccine was tested in the laboratory with humans being capable of make neutralizing antibodies against primary isolates, a hope for those afflicted with the disease and for those who traveling to areas where the virus is common.

According to Michael Houghton, who led the team that discovered the virus of hepatitis C in 1989:

     This tells us that the vaccine made from a single strain can neutralize many other viruses out there. It really is encouraging the development of it, is a major step forward for the field of vaccinology of HCV.

And each year are hundreds of thousands of people that get infected with the virus. A new hope as Houghton himself warns, will require further testing. A time that can take 5 to 7 years before the vaccine receives approval.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Google's augmented reality project.


The Google[X] guys just published an interesting post on Google+ where detailed Project Glass, the rumored augmented reality glasses that allegedly were to be based on Android but which finally appear to be something much more ambitious. As you can see in the video, this is a device with the appearance of conventional glasses but without glass "riding" a layer between our eyes and the world where are going to show all kinds of information.

It is important to note that it is an experimental project, although in the next months will be an open a public test phase and the plans to commercialize them at the end of this year or in 2013. Many of the things that appear in the video may seem very futuristic, but it is interesting to see how some of the technologies promoted as the maps inside the tent, are already available.

On the other hand, the type of direct relationship between the person who takes them and control through it, the voice is also significant. It is almost automatic thinking about competition, Google Siri project is called Majel. These glasses could be part of the strategy of Google to compete against Siri and obviously we will see it integrated somehow in Android technology. Of course,this type of control was think to become something much, much beyond Siri, where users not only can interact in a natural way with the device, but on a permanent basis the device interacts with him, also based on another revealing concept: invisible interfaces.

An invisible interface is something that is always there, but you don't see because you do not really need to control. Siri is a good example of this, these glasses, rather than invisible would be an overlapping interface. As they describe some of the people who have been able to prove it, the interesting thing about Glass Project is as it eliminates the need for many devices, for example a camera, a mobile phone or even a GPS. Babak Parviz, one of the maintainers of the project also works in nanobiotechnology contact lenses that also implement a layer of augmented reality that is placed between the user and what the user perceives, expanded, or rather increased, with the information that provide.

Apple is developing a 3D camera!


What it's Apple developing?

Apple always says little or nothing about the development of new products or activities around them. But there are always ways to find out what is "trying to do" or developing, and one of them is because of their patents.

It seems that Apple is developing a 3D camera exclusively for devices under the IOS, it will have as main characteristic, take pictures and videos in 3D.

So far we don't know when this technology will be available in future versions of iPhones and iPods models, but it seems to be soon.

Apple's 3D camera will feature new depth sensors and efficient lighting sensors. In addition, you will optimize the colors to make the photographs more accurate and better quality, and recognize facial gestures such as smiles, grimaces, gestures, and others.

video - Microscopic worlds - the life that we don't see

I leave here this video that will make you think twice about take water from the tap, assuming you don't have a purifying filter. Well, that will at first, but then have to discover tiny forms of life that we rarely stop to think about, for one simple reason: We do not see. And for us if we don't see, is not there. But it is a wrong way to see the world, because there really are thousands of things around us interacting with everything we touch. In this case, small freshwater inhabitants:


Microscopic Worlds - Life that we don't see from Daniel Stoupin on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mozilla shows his preliminary work in Firefox for Windows 8 Metro

For Mozilla is important to have in advanced web browser on the  Metro Windows interface,  the currently beta Microsoft operating system and in a platform that will only be possible to set the default browser to an alternative that has support for the Metro interface.

That is why the developer Brian Bondy from Mozilla released a preview of what are ready haves, you can surf the web through tabs, manage bookmarks, browsing history and record cache, set preferences and run multiple other basic software features, including extensive support for HTML5.

In addition, the user experience would be quite similar to that seen in Android, although many improvements are promised for the future, with the aim of releasing a product that is easy to use and haves rich  features, all over the day that Windows 8 is officially released.



more on neowin 

Sony releases new firmware for PS Vita ... withdrawing it from circulation minutes after




During the day the new firmware appeared on PlayStation Vita. Version 1.65 includes minor enhancements and minor changes ... but eventually caused several problems and bugs from users who reached a download.

Among other problems users reported the inability to connect the PS3 and the Vita, a fact which was subsequently confirmed. Sony pulled the firmware of movement giving the following statement:

"The system update 1.65 for PS Vita has been removed temporarily due to technical problems. Users who managed to download the firmware, continue as normal. We will inform you once the new update becomes available again. "

So this is official: if you download it, keep calm and wait for the corrected version of the firmware that will be released tomorrow. With problems like thisDLC policies and others, they hope that in future we have a blind trust in the digital distribution on consoles that require permanent Internet connection?. Better not say nothing more.


Harrison Ford plays as Han Solo in Star Wars Kinect

Much has been said about Star Wars Kinect before launch and the fans have concluded it's terrible. But ... not all would be lost in the imperial domains, as Harrison Ford could try and play the game like Han Solo dancing, of course, if he had the vitality of 30 years ago  to move that way.

All this is merelt assumption,with the magic of video editing they achieved the gaming experience of grumpy Mr. Ford playing "Uncharted 3" replacing hes sequence for Kinect Star Wars.

Either way it's funny to see the Han Solo of almost 70 years playing and dancing with another couple through a virtual control knob. And the phrase "I love the realism of the characters in this situation. Quite enjoyed this game "would have been the quote that accompany KSW box and see Carrie Fisher or Mark Hamill doing the same. Although not a guarantee that is saved from the angry comments against.

instagram released for android


Instagram has announced the availability of its app for Android, the application has been tremendously popular for the iPhone and became a social network that reached 10 million users in the shortest time record, much less than it took to Facebook or Twitter to do that mark, besides being the largest mobile social network.

The application is now available in Google Play (formerly the Android Market) for free.