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Google Assists Typhoon Recovery Launching Person Finder

Posted: November 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Standout | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Google Assists Typhoon Recovery Launching Person Finder

GOOGLETechbehemoth Google has launched an überclever person finder/relief map to help reconnect people in the wake of the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan throughout the Philippines.

Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest recorded storm-cells, ravaged much of the Philippines on Friday, leaving 10,000+ people dead and countless others in desperate need of shelter, medical attention, food and safe drinking water.

More than 21 countries have offered humanitarian assistance to the devastated nation, including: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel and Japan.

The United Nations has created a Flash Appeal – used to create a coordinated humanitarian response for the first three to six months of an emergency – as the Philippines faces a rebuilding program sure to last long past the foreseeable future :: Read the full article »»»»


Nikon Df Retro FX STUNNER

Posted: November 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Digital Camera News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Nikon Df Retro FX STUNNER

Nikons New Retro DFWe’ve seen a bunch of retro-inspired cameras, retro is apparently the new new in, including the originator, the Fujifilm X100 and the Olympus PEN E-P3, whatever the make the retro look cameras have all been either fixed-lens or mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.

The New Nikon Df breaks this mode. The ubercamera maker has hit the market with the first retro DSLR, it’s never going to be as compact as the recently announced mirrorless Sony Alpha 7s, though it is the smallest ever FX DSLR, it also harks back to proper cameras of the 70s, supercool.

Df boasts the same 16.2-megapixel FX sensor as the flagship D4, but in a smaller body. Aimed squarely at enthusiasts, it’s clearly been designed to pay homage to the Nikon F, F3 and FM/FE series of 35mm cameras, featuring mechanical dials galore :: Read the full article »»»»


Kindles at the Ready! Airline Travellers Allowed to Use PEDs for Entire Flight

Posted: November 4th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Grilled Motoring News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Kindles at the Ready! Airline Travellers Allowed to Use PEDs for Entire Flight

iPads at the Ready: US Airline Travellers Allowed to Use Mobile Devices for Entire FlightUS airline passengers will soon be able to use their portable electronic devices – PEDs – aboard flights on most US based carriers, throughout the entirety of their air journey, by the end of this year.

The retarded rule that’s barred the use of electronic devices during taxi, take-off and landing has been in place for more than half a century. The new, more relaxed guidelines are the result of a review by the US Federal Aviation Authority.

The review – take note CASA! less than a year from review to implementation – was setup last year and included input from flight crew, passengers, aviation experts and mobile device makers. The review found – shock horror – that commercial airplanes are able to tolerate radio interference from portable electronic device.

The change doesn’t apply to phones, the FAA said it hadn’t considered changing the rules for voice calls because they fall under the jurisdiction of another authority and also differ from other devices because of signal strength :: Read the full article »»»»


Australian Stoner Honoured as Legend

Posted: October 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australian Stoner Honoured as Legend

Casey Stoner

Two-time world MotoGP champion, Casey Stoner is set to be inducted into the top motorcycling competition’s hall of fame as a “MotoGP Legend”, an official said Friday.

The Australian – who turns 28 next week – retired last year, Stoner won two world titles in 2007 and 2011 and joins fellow Australians Mick Doohan and Wayne Gardner in the sports Hall of Fame :: Read the full article »»»»


Facebook Privacy Change unHides Profiles from Search

Posted: October 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Facebook | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Facebook Privacy Change unHides Profiles from Search

FacebookFacebook has started removing a privacy setting that allowed users to prevent their profile from being searchable on the site. In a statement posted online, Facebook’s chief privacy officer Michael Richter says users who have enabled the feature will be informed of the changes on their Facebook profile and in emails.

Facebook says only a small percentage of users have enabled the setting and the changes will not affect the privacy settings on posts. Facebook says the change is part of an expansion of the search feature on Facebook.

All Facebook users used to have a setting called Who can look up your Timeline by name? controlling who could find you when people typed your name into the Facebook search bar :: Read the full article »»»»


Boston Dynamics Latest Robot: WildCat

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: News From the web | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Boston Dynamics Latest Robot: WildCat

Boston Dynamics Latest Robot WildCat

Boston Dynamics, the engineering crew behind some of DARPA’s most advanced legged robots – the Terminator inspired PETMAN, brick tossing BigDog and the towering Atlas, has unveiled their latest creation.

The new bot is called WildCat, and it’s already galloping at speeds up to 25 kmh/16 mph over a flat surface :: Read the full article »»»»


Microsoft Buys Nokia Mobile

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Microsoft, News From the web | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Microsoft Buys Nokia Mobile

Nokia

Just a week after CEO Steve Ballmer spruked his retirement, Microsoft has announced it will buy Nokia’s mobile phone unit for almost $8 billion. The Finnish phone maker will grant Microsoft a 10-year non-exclusive licence to its patents, and will itself focus on network infrastructure and services :: Read the full article »»»»