Apple Hanging At 2014 [Photo]


Photos have begun to emerge of yet more banners, but these are covered in black drapes so that we can’t get a glimpse of what lies beneath. Heres a photo showing one such covered banner, courtesy TheVerge. With banners already giving huge hints that we’ll be seeing the first glimpses of iOS 8 and Mac OS X 10. We’ll be bringing you all the news just as you’d expect, so don’t fret if you can’t make it to the event.In less than 24 hours the big initial WWDC keynote will be over and we’ll know the answers to so many of the questions that we’ve been posing over the last few weeks.


With the hours ticking down to WWDC 2014, we can’t wait to see what Apple has up its sleeve. While there has already been plenty of talk around those banners, there are others hanging in the Moscone Center that have had much less attention, reports AppleInsider. Apple understandably doesn’t want to give the game away just yet, but expect those covers to be removed once everything kicks off in the morning. Apple has been known to keep some secrets right up until WWDC kicks off proper in the past, with the banners depicting features, services or products that will be announced during the big keynote.

10 are almost guaranteed to be on the cards, what’s under those banners is still anybody’s guess. While we do know that iOS 8 and OS X 10. Image credit: Jay Yarow Twitter Even though Apple is apparently happy to know what will be the theme of WWDC to some extent, it’s still keen to keep some things under wraps. .

We’ll do the watching so you don’t have to! You may also like to check out: What To Expect From Apples WWDC 2014 Keynote You can follow us on Twitter, add us to your circle on Google or like our Facebook page to keep yourself updated on all the latest from Microsoft, Google, Apple and the web.10, we’re still left with plenty to guess. Any comment guys?

Funding Rainbow on game consoles

Yes, that would return the program to TV if not quite in the traditional sense after an eight-year hiatus.LeVar Burton had no trouble crowdfunding Reading Rainbow for the web; now, he’d like your help bringing it to living rooms and pockets everywhere. Burton already has over 3 million as we write this, but there’s still some distance to go — if you’re interested in putting Reading Rainbow on your kid’s Android tablet or Xbox, you’ll want to make a pledge at the source link. The goal would also expand free student access to from 1,500 classrooms to 7,500.

His team has announced a 5 million stretch goal that, if reached, will port his literary initiative to mobile devices, game consoles and set-top boxes. Hope you guys enjoy it!


Twitter Failing Grades Greenpeace Report


Speaking of which, each panel can be individually monitored, so maintenance workers will know immediately if a panel goes out.S. Be sure to check out the campaign if you get the chance. With that in mind, here is a crowd-funding campaign that I almost feel obligated to tell you about, mostly because rather than me selfishly getting to play Shovel Knight or Heart Forth, Alicia, this one could actually end up saving the world. Why not aid in changing all of this An adorable engineer couple has taken to IndieGoGo and asked for 1 million to help aid in starting their dream of creating solar panel roadways throughout America.


Solar panel roadways. With their estimation, they believe that if every concrete road in America were to be replaced with their hexagonal panels, we would be cutting greenhouse gasses by 75 percent and generating three times as much energy as we do now, and all of it would be 100 percent clean straight from the sun. Other perks include a huge boost in jobs throughout the country for infrastructure maintenance, installation, and operation.

What is the downside here No more snow days Sorry kids.I do a lot, and I mean a lot, of writing in support of the best looking indie video games that frequent crowd-funding website, Kickstarter. The self-powered lights can be used to light up highways at night, create more visible traffic lanes, adjust parking lots when necessary, and make the world look like an awesome science fiction movie. Best of all they never have to be painted ever again thanks to LED lights installed in each individual panel.

It already sounds a little too good to be true, but they claim their roads offer so much more than energy. Scott and Julie Brusaw have already been funded and fully supported by theU. The panels are also pressure sensitive and can tell drivers to be careful of an animal or other obstruction that falls upon the road. They can provide cheap aid to developing countries, and they can easily keep plug-in cars powered.

And no, Solar Freakin’ Roadways is not the original pitch video.They succeeded in their goal with five days remaining, in fact the window has been extended in hopes to expand the scope of the project, every little bit helps. Their design has proven successful for both powering their house and driving their tractor on, and the 1 million is to begin independent production for local business parking lots, driveways, and basketball courts. They generate self-powered heat in the winter to melt snow and ice, removing the need for expensive plowing.

The Brusaws are hoping to start small and create momentum to success, so the 1 million is just a starting point. It’s a wonderful idea from people who seem genuinely excited to make their dream come true. They never have to be repaved either. Our concrete and asphalt streets have been sitting lazily for the better part of a century and not doing enough to aid in the battle of energy conversation.

Federal Highway Administration twice for research and development of their prototypes, so they have full confidence from the federal government. I fully support striving game developers in achieving their dreams, but most of the time, I enjoy rallying support just because I want to some sweet video games that are more reminiscent of the games I enjoyed when I was a kid. You can see that below. The energy they generate travels underground in a ditch alongside the road, eliminating the need for power lines.

Who knows how long it will take to get this operation up and running if they succeed, and who knows how long it will take before the usual suspects corrupt it, but it feels like an obvious step forward in keeping our planet and race chugging along for a few extra years. They are made from totally recycled glass. Sure, they provide a nice comfortable flat surface to drive on, but they soaked up heat, stink, must be repaired often, and they are getting a little boring to look at. Best of all, they are totally awesome to look at.

We use a lot much money each and every year fixing our concrete roads, but these panels last longer and merely need to be swapped out with a new one if it shuts down or wears out over time. Combined withwildlife crossings, our highways might be pleasant to look at again. End of story. Have a great day guys!


OS Revealed by WWDC Banner


These banners are usually for a new feature that will be unveiled during the opening keynote address, so it appears we’re in for a few surprises yet when Apple takes the stage tomorrow.10 are clearly visible to everyone at this point, but it didn’t appear any others were going up.It seems that Apple still has a few surprises up its sleeve for WWDC 2014. While picking up registrations at the location, The Verge was able to spy a banner up on the second level – still closed off to attendees – with the usual black sheet concealing it. It seemed unusual that the only two banners spotted at the Moscone West location of WWDC 2014 were not covered in the usual black tarps we’ve seen in the past.

TechnoBuffalo is currently en route to San Fransisco and will be reporting from the show tomorrow, so be sure to tune in to our WWDC 2014 liveblog and additional coverage we will have through out the day. Banners for both iOS 8 and OS X 10. Stay tune for the next updates! 🙂

The Preparing for the Moon

During the Apollo program, NASA sent many of its astronauts to Hawaii’s Big Island for field training in the run up to missions. The surface of the Moon isn’t an environment that’s easy to replicate, and the volcanic island chain’s barren, rocky terrain is as close as it gets on earth. It’s one of a series of recently rediscovered images documenting these training exercises, which can be viewed in its entirety here. The picture above shows astronauts from Apollo 17 — the last manned mission to the lunar surface — test driving the Moon buggy in 1971. I guess that is the end of the story.

Huawei’s times faster than yours


Image credit: Getty Images. The trick, the company says, is making more efficient use of the airwaves. Huawei estimates that super-fast routers might not hit the market until 2018, and that’s assuming that both the 802.5Gbps — about 10 times faster than what you typically get out of an 802.11ax standard and matching chipsets are ready.


11ac connection today. Don’t despair at being stuck with “only” single-gigabit wireless for four years, though. An updated 802.Don’t look now, but the speedy WiFi router you just bought may already be old hat.

11ax that can hit 10. Huawei doesn’t even have to switch to ultra-high frequencies to make the magic happen; its approach works on the same 5GHz band that many WiFi networks already use. You’re still a long way from picking up a 10-gigabit router at the local electronics shop. The new technology is smarter at allocating wireless spectrum, juggling data between multiple antennas and cutting back on interference.

11ac-2013 is expected to launch in 2015 with 7Gbps speeds, so you’ll soon have plenty of bandwidth to spare.11ac spec 802. Huawei has tested WiFi based on a future standard 802. Hope you enjoy reading my article. Leave your comment if you have any. 🙂

Here’s Buys Will Bros. Demo

The new Kinect-free Xbox One hasn’t even hit shelves yet, and video game retailer GameStop is already seeing an uptick in interest following the announcement. “I definitely think we’re already seeing in our stores with our reservation program as well as dialogue with PowerUp Rewards members that there’s a stronger demand as a result of the price drop,” said GameStop president Tony Bartel said in recent financial call. The reduced price and increased goodwill might help Microsoft close the gap between it an Sony, and a good E3 showing could make all the difference with the core gamers who have been waiting on picking up a system. The real story, however, will start when the Xbox One hits shelves on June 9 without the Kinect leashed to it.

With the exception of the few Kinect-focused developers and Microsoft’s wounded pride, everyone seems to have something good to say about the decision. “And that means there will be more Xbox One units out there to put software on,” he added. As GameSpot notes, software is always a more profitable venture than hardware, so anything that will help get systems moving is going to be good for them. Hope you guys enjoy it!


Guess Physical Keyboards A Thing


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m. Will they live up to all of the numerous leaks and rumors weve seen Tune in to find out.m. London 2:00 a.

Please note that while we will be attempting our best to bring you these liveblogs, we are at the mercy of Internet connectivity at these events. Mountain 10:00 a.m. Central 11:00 a.

m. Eastern 12:00 p. We will do everything with in our power to bring you this coverage, but there are chances of lost connections.m. End of story. Have a great day guys!


Armored Along and Up Everything

Thanks to the simple control scheme, each original button function can be mapped to what we would label as a “standard controller,” meaning normal face buttons, shoulder buttons, a D-pad, and an analog stick or two. TheSkyward Swordwill not, and for all the wrong reasons. Nintendo is not going to continue Wii support for that long, and I am also sure it is looking to get beyond the Wii brand as soon as possible. No thank you. There is no going back and mapping these motion controls to future “standard controllers,” unlike The Twilight Princess which took the backward route of mapping standard controls onto a motion controller.


Every time I think I want to play a certain Wii game, be it Skyward Sword or Xenoblade, I pull out my Wii-mote from the shelf just to realize that the AA batteries are already dead. How is Nintendo going to support those games too!” True, but for one thing, those games are really lame. However, this product of its time happens to be an integral part of something that is, both in the real-world and its own fictional universe, timeless: The Legend of Zelda series. That’s totally fine, but it means we won’t be able to preserve games that should be kept intact.

I dunno about you, but I don’t actively leave those around my house anymore, and that leaves me with three options. Unless Nintendo can revolutionize motion controls once again, which I don’t think it can, Skyward Sword simply can’t be played or re-created. That is a real shame, because it is one solid Legend of Zelda game. Not a thing I’ve written applies to me because I will still have a Wii-mote, a Wii MotionPlus, a Wii or Wii U console, and the game disc available to me 20, 30, or 40 years from now.

Not everyone looks at games the same way, and most modern gamers only look to the future for thrills and don’t dwell in the past. I have a reputation for being a guy who lingers a little too much in the past, but that’s never going to change. I can charge them, which will take just enough time to let my itch to play a Wii game pass.

Nintendo didn’t sell nearly enough of the gadgets to justify revisiting it down the line, and even a smaller figure is going to have them tucked away in a box somewhere, let alone the vastly smaller audience who actively uses them. I love playing old games, and I love the nostalgic feeling I get when I dive into a classic favorite of mine, especially Legend of Zelda games.It won’t be available for release on a compilation disc to be celebrated alongside its fellow entries in the series. Decades from now, Ocarina of Time or Link to the Past might still be remembered as game-changing masterpieces that can be enjoyed with whatever control scheme the gaming entities of tomorrow have come up with.

“But Ron! The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks don’t use standard controls either. Nintendo can go back and gut the game of its smart Wii MotionPlus gameplay, but then, it’s not the same game anymore, is it It can salvage the nice story, the beautiful setting, the splendid art, the fabulous level design, and the unique tools and weapons, but what is the point of playing a game without the core mechanic which was used to sell it. There will be another Nintendo device in the future which can replicate the touch controls of its DS games without losing anything in the process. Backwards compatibility is a lucky break if we get to dive back even a single generation, let alone two, three, or four.

This is the danger of building games around gaming technology that is not built to last or be supported for however long this whole “video game” idea remains on the forefront of our minds. The grumbling and inconvenience of having to play a Wii Remote game is happening already even now. This is not going to happen in the slightest. Just because the combat won’t stand the test of time for technological reasons doesn’t mean it’s not a blast! Without the Wii MotionPlus option, these bosses and dungeons become below standard affairs which can’t stand up to the best the series has to offer like in The Wind Waker.

Will you be owning that Wii MotionPlus adapter ten or twenty years from now I will because I am a fan of older games and an obsessive collector like that, but I am in a huge minority on this one. Nintendo’s one-time technology is simply too ingrained in the game’s blood to replicate. I’m sure I’d get a Majora’s Mask here and there from a few responses, and possibly a reference to the Philips CD-i games from a few jerks, but by and large Zelda II is always treated as a separate but not always equal entry in the series. For this reason, a decade or two down the road, Zelda II will no longer be treated as an outcast, but rather, this Wii iteration of the series will not even be playable let alone be left to reevaluation for interested parties in future generations.

What were they thinking! For your information though, Zelda II is a sweet game and its quirks and differences are what make it so special in retrospective. I can go buy new ones at the convenience store, but why not just play free-to-play games and get ripped off by micro-transactions That’s a lot of hassle to go through just to play a simple video game on a console that barely had enough quality games worth revisiting. Its core gameplay is built around a motion gimmick that has already had its time in the sun and is quickly fading along with the other fads of gaming history. Long considered the dark horse of the franchise, Zelda II has a lot of detractors for being so obviously different from its immediate predecessor and every other game that follows.

And I know what you’re thinking. Unless Nintendo can think of a way to keep this game just as playable without the Wii MotionPlus adapter or equipped Remotes, it will become a forgotten relic and future outcast of the series. Normally, most games which do this deserve to be forgotten. For its sake, I hope you are not like Link and you keep your gear intact after each quest, because without that Wii-mote or Wii MotionPlus, you won’t be enjoying this game in any other way.

So what can Nintendo do to make sure that this one sole game remains viable in the future Well, the obvious step would be to incorporate Wii-mote and Wii MotionPlus support in every video game console it makes for the rest of time. It’s a very fun game with a lot of great ideas, but sadly it is a game that is built around a gimmick of the times.If I were to ask for the outcast of Nintendo’s beloved Legend of Zelda series, I am pretty sure I would get an overwhelming and nearly unanimous reply of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. The Wind Waker and Majora’s Mask might still be on people’s minds as fun and outstanding takes on the formula.

It won’t be available for download services like Virtual Console. I can poach batteries from a television remote, and get in trouble with my fiancee after I forget to put them back. The original NES cart, a download through the Virtual Console on the 3DS, Wii, or Wii U, and even an excellent little port on the Game Boy Advance. Every Legend of Zelda game… except for one: TheLegend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword, a game built around an optional gimmick for an already gimmicky controller.

Products of the time which can’t last on the market are what we call irrelevant “fads,” and they come and go more often than we realize. In fact, the same could be said about every other game in the series. Most of the Wii audience will not be so inclined to keep their Wii Remotes or Wii MotionPlus attachments now that the motion revolution is on its way out. All the way back to the NES classic to the Z-targeting revolution of Ocarina of Time and the dual control options for the Twilight Princess, The Legend of Zelda‘s control schemes are universal and can be construed to fit any controller Nintendo has ever made.

Without a Wii Remote and Wii MotionPlus, Link can’t function properly in a battle against even the easiest moblins to the toughest bosses without his precision strikes. We got lucky getting a few extra years out of Skyward Sword thanks to Nintendo incorporating Wii backwards capability into the Wii U, but once this console generation is over, its shelf life will be as well. Second, touch controls are proving to have a much longer life than that of motion controls, which, thanks to the imminent death of the Kinect, are already on the way out. Best of all, it is still very playable and enjoyable to this day no matter which platform you find it for.

Skyward Sword requires the use of a Wii or Wii U platform, a Wii Remote with MotionPlus, and AA batteries, all technologies that might not even be available a decade from now. Even future Legend of Zelda games might be well remembered if they have the same impact as every other game in the series.I mean, how dare any Zelda game succumb to the level of a mere side-scroller with a massive sense of scale, genuine RPG elements, and brutal difficulty. For all intents and purposes, it will be unplayable.

I can just play something on my PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, or PS Vita, which are all set and good to go whenever I am equally ready to go. End of story. Have a great day guys!


iOS Inspired Wallpapers [WWDC 2014]


. The app is free-of-charge and available directly from the App Store.10 rumored to be officially called OS X 10. Journalists, consumers and professional industry analysts are waiting with baited breath to see what the next twelve months hold for Apple, but more importantly waiting to see how Tim Cook and his team have decided to shape the future of iOS and OS X. Twitter user SaleemUsama has been busy designing a number of iOS 8 wallpaper variants, with probably the best being his minimal "number 8" offering , which, once again, is available to download for free.


The wallpaper selection within the app has been updated to offer a beautifully simple and elegant iOS 8 option for those who are eager to adorn their devices in anticipation of the announcement. As we count down the hours until Mr.10 from here.10 wallpapers inspired from WWDC banners hung for the big event at Moscone Center.

Twitter user and designer AR72014 is well known for his design work around the community and even has his own free app offering wallpapers. You can grab the iOS 8 WWDC banner wallpaper from here, and OS X 10. In addition to that impressive collection, there are a number of other developers offering minimal, iOS 8 inspired wallpapers for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users to download. You may also like to check out: Download Free WWDC 2014 Themed Wallpapers For iPhone And iPad You can follow us on Twitter, add us to your circle on Google or like our Facebook page to keep yourself updated on all the latest from Microsoft, Google, Apple and the web.

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference is only a matter of hours away and excitement within the mobile industry couldn’t be higher. Last but not least, If changing wallpapers and sprucing up the home screen of your iOS device is your thing then it’s definitely worth downloading the AR7 wallpaper app that’s available directly from the App Store. Cook delivers the 2014 WWDC keynote, why not swallow up your time by mulling these iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite wallpapers, inspired by the respective banners that currently adorn downtown San Francisco, for Mac, iPhone and iPad.

It includes iOS 8 and OS X 10. First up, we have a collection uploaded to DeviantArt by prominent designer ccard3dev. Hope you enjoy reading my article. Leave your comment if you have any. 🙂


HP a 14-inch running Android


But Android on a laptop Especially one this large That’s a horse of a different color. In addition, HP refreshed its 11-inch Chromebook with a slightly better batter, and dropped the price from 279 to 249. Either way, we’ve got the skinny — but we’ll leave it to you to decide which operating system makes the most sense.init” HP Chromebook 11 2014 See all photos 6 Photos when.galleries.


7-pound SlateBook is poised to compete against Chrome OS devices, including HP’s own Chromebook 14, which costs a hundred dollars less. Heck, we’ve even seen Android running on various all-in-ones. Normally, though, once we get this far up in screen size, we expect a machine to be running Windows or OS X.galleries.

And that’s not even counting all the Windows systems the company just launched.If you thought this year’s Computex show would be dominated entirely by Windows machines, you’re in for a little twist. In particular, it matches up well against Samsung’s new Chromebook 2, which also has a full HD screen and long battery life, and which costs the same as the SlateBook.

You know, a “real” desktop OS.init” The SlateBook isn’t the first Android clamshell we’ve seen.eng”eng. The SlateBook will be available August 6th, starting at 399, at which point we’d love to get one in to review so that we can live with an Android laptop and see what it’s like.

Some might call this strategy “throwing spaghetti at the wall and seeing what sticks”; HP would probably just say it’s hedging its bets. HP has just revealed the SlateBook, that 14-inch Android laptop we saw in a leaked video earlier this year. The difference, of course, comes down to which operating system functions better on a laptop. What’s interesting is that with these specs an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, a 1080p touchscreen and a nine-hour battery, the 3.

eng”eng. HP SlateBook 14 See all photos 3 Photos when. Until, then, though, it would appear this is your shopping dilemma, if you choose to go with either OS at all. At first blush, it would seem Chrome OS is more mouse-and-keyboard friendly, but that Android has a much wider selection of apps, meaning you might be able to do more with it. Thank you for reading.

IRL: X-E1 camera the X-E2


Owners of the X-E1 will have to weigh the 999 body-only upgrade carefully to make sure those improvements are indeed worth the price. Which begs the question: Why isn’t it just called the “X-ER”.” The few aspects I found wanting, like sluggish write times and fairly slow autofocus speeds, appear to have been handily fixed in this updated version. The lack of a low-pass filter, not to mention the strong lens lineup, allows for clean and sharp images throughout the native ISO range, though I would only use the optional, boosted 25,600 ISO option as a last resort. For the most part, they’ve been unassuming tools that have helped me make a living.


4, which tended to hunt for focus more often on the X-E1. Overall, the Fujifilm X-E2 fixes what few things I disliked about its predecessor, and for that, it’s a winner. Exposure and focus lock can now be handled by separate buttons, a feature I loved on Nikon and Canon DSLRs. To be fair, I found precious little to be wrong or lacking in the 16-megapixel X-E1.

As for the minor exterior changes, the 3-inch LCD has been bumped up to a 720 x 480 resolution or roughly 1 million dots, as camera companies like to say. Write speeds are thankfully better as well. From random passersby to billionaire CEOs, folks have often commented on the aesthetics and image quality of my previous X-100 and X-E1 models. It takes what made the X-E1 the “sexy one” and makes it, well, sexier.

And really, the X-E2 is more of an update than a brand-new model; other than an improved LCD and some button rearranging, the exterior is nearly identical to the X-E1. While Fujifilm’s claims of having the “world’s fastest AF speed” are more marketing speak than anything else, the improvement in both speed and accuracy are certainly welcome. Image quality remains a strong suit of the X-Trans sensor line and I have no reservations about taking photos at up to 6400 ISO. Fujifilm’s recent X-Trans cameras, however, have been something more -– they’ve been conversation starters.

It was a compact mirrorless camera with fantastic image quality and eye-catching retro looks — so much so that it’s garnered a bit of a nickname as the “sexy one. Now that the X-E2 is here 999 for the body, I expect that trend to continue. Unfortunately, the handy “Q” quick-settings button has been moved more toward the top-center of the body, which feels less convenient when you’re used to the X-E1’s placement.A quick look at my Engadget profile can confirm I’ve owned too many cameras over the years.

For those considering their first foray into the world of Fuji’s retro X-Trans gear, the X-E2 or the companion X-T1 is the perfect place to start. Most of the changes are on the inside, including an upgraded autofocus system that uses both contrast- and phase-detection AF its predecessor used contrast AF only. The result is noticeably faster and more accurate autofocus, especially on lenses like the XF 35mm f/1. If you have any suggestion, just let me know.


Google search the while driving


The apparent scoop also shows more of how previously rumored voice elements would work. Provided the leak is accurate in the first place, there’s no certainty that Google will launch KITT at its I/O conference this month — or any time soon, for that matter. However, you could wave your hand over the device to wake it up, and you’d only have to go to Google Now to get started. That could change in the near future, Android Police claims.While phones like the Moto X let you issue voice commands without touching the device, they’re still not ideal for driving; if you search for something on the web, you’ll still have to take your eyes off the road to see the results.


Image credit: Robert Couse-Baker, Flickr. Still, it raises the possibility that you’ll get to use more of your phone’s features in the car without putting people at risk. When you’re in a situation where you can’t pay much attention to your phone, an always-on voice command system would walk you through every step of performing common tasks, whether you’re searching the web or sending a text message. It would also read back more information than you get today — a weather result would speak back the entire Google search card, rather than just the basic forecast.

For the most part, you’d need to stay plugged in to a car’s 12-volt socket, for instance to use touch-free commands; you’d also have to use a Bluetooth headset or speakerphone when the handset is locked. Google is reportedly testing a new Android feature, nicknamed KITT, that would help you focus on your driving even as you scour the internet. Hope you guys enjoy it!

Secretive to meet this week


adsbygoogle .hu adsbygoogle = window.Whether anything about the conference will be different this year however remains unlikely. Some theorists have accused the group of discussing plans for a New World Order or some other nefarious goals while general criticism has been leveled at them for their lack of transparency and accountability.push; The infamous annual gathering of some of the world’s most powerful people will take place on Thursday.

Topics on the agenda this year include “Does Privacy Exist “, “The future of democracy” and “The new architecture of the Middle East” as well as discussions on events taking place in the Ukraine. Conspiracy theorists have long questioned the nature and purpose of the notoriously secretive discussions that take place at the event which this year is being held at the Marriott Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark.Attended by a select group of the world’s most powerful politicians, bankers and business owners, the meeting on Thursday is believed to include former NSA director Keith Alexander as well as the heads of Google, Shell, BP, HSBC, Airbus and others.What do the group members discuss behind closed doors Image Credit: sxc.

The Bilderberg conference remains something of an enigma due to the fact that the proceedings are governed under a blanket of strict privacy.. Stay tune for the next updates! 🙂

SpaceX to Mars V2 Spacecraft

I cant even get a mobile signal in some spots around my house, yet researchers managed to download information from the moon at over 600Mbpsand upload data at over 19Mbps. I might need to have a conversation with my home Internet provider about upping my speeds. And it could get worse, too, with big providers snuggling up into a Megazord of awfulness. With LLCD, NASA will have the flexibility to send back higher resolution photos and video back to EarthNASA is even hoping to one day provide streaming video. NASA actually managed a similar feat late last year, but researchers have plans to present the findings on June 9 about the laser technology.


Plenty of studies suggest your home broadband speeds are getting slower. Maybe colonizing other planets in the future wont be such a bad thing after all if the Internet speeds will be so good. NASAs Don Cornwell said the advancement of LLCD could lead to a number of potential application possibilities, including the ability to better research deep space. But if you would just move to the moon, youd be able to enjoy some pretty lavish speeds much better than what you and I get at home.

In addition, NASA said LLCD is a big stepping stone toward an even more advanced system, the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration LCRD, which is set to launch in 2017. Barely enough to stream music. Using its Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration LLCD, researchers at NASA and MIT managed to beam a wireless Internet signal across the 238,900 miles separating Earth and the moon. At the time, NASA said the LLCD initiative is meant to change the way astronauts communicate in space.

As it is I have one bar in our office. Welcome to Space Age Wi-Fi. As of now, NASA currently relies on radio frequency RF communication, though its becoming more difficult as the demand for more data rises. What you think?

Kingdom – Remember of Firaga!


Your tanks, and other vehicles as well, are fully customizable and can even upgrade after extensive use, similarly to the RPG leveling system found in most MMO style games. If Armored Warfare is a success, maybe Obsidian and Bandai Namco should get in touch to collaborate on another Ace Combat game.The game will be available on PCs, but no release date has been announced. We’ll keep an eye out for you. If the tank’s weight and momentum is not enough, then you can blast an airplane out of the sky to get the job done for you, as seen in the trailer.


Nothing is safe or sacred in Armored Warfare. Fences, farmhouses, entire towns. Via Polygon. It’s a far cry from the complex RPGs and deep narratives we typically see from Obsidian Entertainment, but I can overlook that if this latest venture provides all the thrills and laughs that this over-the-top trailer promises.

Everything can and will be destroyed in the game, be it by means of cannon fire or simply ramming your iron hulk into it. Pay it no mind. Just a fan’s off-the-cuff idea, though.Obsidian Entertainment and My.

I have no idea what to make of Armored Warfare other than it just looks like drop dead silly and righteously fun. Not only does it sport the CryEngine 3 to power the excellent graphics, but it has gotten a serious dose of destruction as shown in the most recent Shattered Worldtrailer. The two titles have a lot in common thanks to dancing the boundary between arcade action and actual simulation, and Obsidian’s morally grey storytelling is a perfect match for the war torn world that Ace Combat‘s events unfold’s free-to-play tank MMO, Armored Warfare, is still turning heads as one of the best looking free-to-play games out there. End of story. Have a great day guys!


What Apple’s WWDC Keynote [Updated]


However, aside from an aesthetic overhaul in the image of iOS 7, it isn’t believed that Apple will make any major alterations with the upcoming Mac software update, and given the incremental nature of Mavericks’ own tweaks over Mountain Lion, we’d be very surprised if Apple does anything drastic here.10 are both near-certainties, let’s hope there are also a few nice surprises to come on June 2nd. But will we get to see this new model tomorrow Jim Dalrymple of The Loop says nope. Unlikely to make the cut for WWDC this year: iWatch iPhone 6 iPad Air 2 iPad mini 3 Whether we’ll be seeing any new hardware at all remains to be seen, but given that iOS 8 and OS X 10. .


For more detailed coverage on iOS 8, be sure to check out: iOS 8 Beta Download Release Date, Features, Rumors And News Update OS X 10. Given how long it’s been since the Retina MacBook Pro first hit the scene, a sharper displaying Retina MacBook Air seems more a matter of "when" than "if," and even though we’re now two years on from our first brush with Apple’s dazzling notebook display, we’re no less stoked about the prospect of the Air finally getting involved. Smart Home automation feature for iPhone is also said to be part of this major update. If the latest chatter is anything to go by, we might see a refreshed Mac mini making its way on stage at WWDC 14.

Aside from Healthbook, which will supposedly borrow much of its design and interface from Passbook, leaks have pointed to a dedicated Tips app along with an iTunes Radio app, the latter of which would give Apple’s streaming service a much-needed sense of identity having been almost forgotten since its iOS 7 roll-out.With June 2nd now creeping up on us, we’re just few hours away from some significant revelations from Apple at WWDC 2014." Amid these improvements, we’ve been hearing since September of last year that Apple TV 4 was in the works, and among the reports, it has been suggested that gaming support will arrive, accompanied by Bluetooth MFi controllers.10 likely While leaks pertaining to Apple’s mobile software have been plentiful, details on Mavericks’ eventual successor – OS X 10.

As discussed in quite some detail, the Cupertino company is likely to include a "Healthbook" suite, which will apparently include a bunch of features such as heart rate monitor, fitness tracker and diet planning capabilities in one card-like interface. Recent iMac shipping times slip also suggests newer models maybe on the way. What do you most want to see Apple announce at WWDC tomorrow You can follow us on Twitter, add us to your circle on Google or like our Facebook page to keep yourself updated on all the latest from Microsoft, Google, Apple and the Web. With some big improvements to Siri that will include Shazam integration and a notable bump in reliability and general functionality of Maps, Apple will be concentrating heavily on refining the performance of some major features, and with an iOS 8 beta likely to follow the announcement, we’ll also have an immediate opportunity to dissect and scrutinize the update.

Apple has been busily adding new content streams and channels onto its set-top streamer over the past year, affording it an air of respectability previously unseen after it has been once famously described as a "hobby. New Macs  maybe In the past few days, it has come to light courtesy of 9to5Mac that Apple may have some interesting hardware announcements up its sleeve, which, in turn, has fuelled speculation as to what could be in the offing. But what are we to expect from this annual show-piece Here, we discuss what might, and what almost certainly will be announced at WWDC, along with a few hopeful stabs in the dark for good measure. Apple TV 4th-Gen maybe, please Apple, make it happen! Given the hardware talk, it’s also possible that Apple may finally deliver an upgrade on the 3rd-gen Apple TV which, like the Retina MacBook Air, seems long overdue.

One Mac that Apple seems to have forgotten about is Mac mini, which was last refreshed back in October 2012.10 – have been scarce to say the least. iOS 8 likely It seems a given that Apple will take the wraps off iOS 8, the next major installment of its mobile operating system. Hope you enjoy reading my article. Leave your comment if you have any. 🙂


Inhabitat’s ice walls of bamboo


Creating its own car instead of modifying an existing one enabled Google to pursue some interesting design choices such as, well, the lack of a steering wheel — for a start! In an effort to make current automobiles more efficient, some experts have suggested that bamboo could soon upstage carbon fiber as the material of the future. Sometimes innovative architecture has nothing to do with the urban fabric. And some say that even things as tiny as fingernails will someday be embedded with sensors to track activity or health, modify behavior and even put on a light show. In green technology news, a startup called New Matter has developed a charming desktop 3D printer that costs as little as 149, and it’s surprisingly elegant too. But as we all know, the greenest car is no car at all.

For those that prefer their transportation with two wheels, IKEA is branching out into the transportation arena with a brand-new electric bicycle that will feature six different driving modes and a pedal-assisted range of up to 45 miles.Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green. Delft-based design studio DP6 drew up plans for an energy-generating building with a skin that looks like water drops.

This kind of gadget could save the average person a ton on refrigeration costs, but that’s just a drop in the bucket compared to the energy Google uses. This infographic tallies up the search giant’s energy consumption –- and shows how the company’s investment in renewable energy and offsets has given it a carbon footprint of zero. The eCool underground cooler uses the lower temperatures of subterranean soil to make cold beer emerge from the ground like magic. Those interested in generating their own energy at home will love LIAM, a mini windmill that can be installed on any roof and produce between 300 and 2,500 kilowatts of clean electricity per year.

Tiny mushroom mycelium are the foundation of this adorable lamp that can be tossed in the garden compost pile when you’re done with it. On the wearable technology front, this expandable dress is the perfect way to keep creeps from crowding into your personal space on the subway. This Little Architect’s Toolset inspires the designers of tomorrow with a portion of proceeds donated to Architecture for Humanity. It’ll be a while before flying electric cars take to the skies, but there are concepts in the works that suggest we may not be crawling through toxic traffic forever.

Running a little low on sunlight Italian physicist Paolo Di Trapani recently debuted a brilliant invention that uses efficient LEDs to bring artificial daylight into windowless rooms. Of course, rooftop turbines aren’t the only way to reduce consumption of fossil fuels. It’s 2014 and even though we can 3D print entire buildings and create jewelry from Beijing’s smog, we’re still struggling to fix our transportation system and transition away from polluting fossil fuels. But theirs isn’t the only building using a unique exterior to operate more efficiently.

Worried that it might not meet its pollution reduction targets in 2015, the Chinese government announced plans to take at least 5 million old cars off the road. If you’re living off-grid or perhaps just camping for the weekend, keeping food and beverages at the right temperature can be a complicated task. Antwerp’s Badboot boat uses a transparent, inflatable cabin to shelter a rooftop bar, and Japan is moving forward with plans to build a massive ice wall to stop radiation leaks from the Fukushima nuclear plant. Students from the Rhode Island School of Design are developing a solar-powered house that uses a futuristic Sheerfill membrane to reduce energy consumption by 90 percent.

In a major breakthrough for its self-driving car project, Google recently unveiled a pod-like vehicle it built from scratch. What you think?


Gadget ASUS Eee PC 4G


Did you own an ASUS Eee PC 4G Add it to your Engadget profile as a device you had or still have and join the discussion to reminisce or share photos of your device with other like-minded gadget fans. The 7-inch, 800 x 480 screen and two-pound weight made it far easier to cram in a bag or oversized pocket than its hefty, full-sized notebook counterparts. In fact, that undemanding demographic was the inspiration for its titular triple E’s: “Easy to learn, Easy to work and Easy to play. As tablets, lightweight Ultrabooks and high-functioning smartphones arrived on the market, the Eee PC and other netbooks eventually faded from view, but ASUS still had weight and portability on the menu. Three models arrived in the first wave of Eee PCs, covering a variety of price points.


This species of compact computer — essentially miniaturized, internet-focused laptops — took the market by storm in the late 2000’s, but failed to have much staying power and ultimately faded from view. Today, for those who still want that laptop experience, but don’t need all the expensive extras, the growing selection of Chromebooks definitely fits the bill and even manages to deliver on that 200 promise.” Beyond simplicity, the Eee PC’s portability and price were the keys to making it desirable.The ASUS Eee PC was launched in 2007 and while it had all the characteristics of a “netbook,” it arrived before the term had wormed its way into popular vocabulary.

The Eee PC was aimed at users who rarely stepped beyond the bounds of basic web surfing and email, so it was easy for ASUS to trim the fat and offer a small, lightweight device. However, the cramped keyboard was definitely not built with large-pawed users in mind. And before you get confused, the 4G stood for its 4GB SSD rather than mobile connectivity 2GB and 8GB versions were also in the lineup.

The Eee PC 4G 701 landed squarely in the middle of the group, all of which ranged in price from 300 to 500 — sadly the rumored 200 model never surfaced. They offered just the essentials, while still managing to provide a surprisingly good bang-for-buck ratio. To help offset the relatively skimpy drive sizes, ASUS bundled in 10GB of free cloud-based Eee Storage for the first year and a half. Between its keyboard-packing Transformer Pad tablet series and the super-slim Zenbook line, the company managed to tackle two divergent formats, yet still provide quality specs in light, portable packages.

At the time, these stripped-down portables from Taiwan-based ASUS, filled a growing niche for people on the go. Thank you for reading.


Rogue Google balloon caused UFO scare


Over the course of 11 days the balloon traveled from California all the way to Canada, with UFO sightings going through the roof everywhere it went.”If you want to start a secret stratospheric program, and one project goes rogue, you can outsource your tracking to the UFO guys,” said DeVaul. Image Credit: YouTube / Project Loon adsbygoogle = window.The test launch didn’t go quite according to plan. The police were called on numerous occasions and government officials remained perplexed about what was happening.


What resulted was a spate of UFO reports as the mysterious looking object floated across the state. Launched over California in 2012 as part of Project Loon, Google’s effort to bring high-speed Internet to rural locations, the ‘Falcon 11’ balloon was a brand new prototype resembling a 120ft cylinder made from a thin transparent plastic.At the Smithsonian’s “The Future is Here” festival in Washington in May, Google’s Rich DeVaul talked about the incident and explained that the balloon had only been sent up for a test flight when it inexplicably malfunctioned and ended up “going rogue”.push; A prototype balloon malfunctioned during a test flight and generated a wave of UFO sighting reports.

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