Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tech Talk Podcast: Headphones and Managing Music

As the son of Noel Lee, the founder of Monster Cable Products, Kevin Lee grew up around audio gear. The younger Mr. Lee is now branching off into his own business, SOL Republic, and drops by the podcast to discuss his new company’s line of headphones â€" and what elements go into creating a good audio experience for the listener in the first place.

When it comes to collecting and managing a digital music collection on the computer, software for Windows and Mac OS X get most of the attention. These two systems are not the only options, however, as Cristian Parrino of Canonical explains. As the vice president of online services for the company that created Ubuntu Linux, Mr. Parrino outlines the music software that comes with this popular free Linux distribution and also discusses the Ubuntu One personal cloud service and smartphone apps.

The resignation of Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, took many people by surprise last week. Sam Grobart, the personal technology editor, reflects on the highlights of Mr. Jobs’s career. The news of the week also includes an update on the fate of the H.P. TouchPad and a new survey from the Pew Research Center about social-network use. This episode’s Tip of the Week highlights one of the lesser-known functions of iPods and other portable devices: built-in timekeepers that often include stopwatch, timer and world-clock functions.

To find out more about the show and links to topics that were discussed, go to the technology/techtalk.html">Tech Talk page.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Male Erectile Dysfunction More Difficult Orgasm Than Ejaculation

Erectile dysfunction (ED) makes the function or the ability to ejaculate penis become blocked. Even so men with ED is still more than able to ejaculate orgasm.

Orgasm and ejaculation are two different things although sometimes some men experience it simultaneously. Orgasm is a sensation of pleasure which he felt before the semen out during ejaculation.

Well, DE ejaculation in men can still occur even if there are too quickly (premature ejaculation) and there is too long (terhmbat ejaculation). But although it can do ejaculate, the man complained about the difficulty of ED experience the sensation of orgasm.

A new study finds that 65 percent of ED men can not experience orgasm, and about 58 percent have problems with ejaculation.

Research led by scientists and doctors from New York Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center involving 12 130 men with ED both mild to severe ED category. Then researchers will analyze the ability of orgasm and ejaculation.

"Although drugs like Viagra and Cialis have successfully helped these people, but apparently there are other sexual issues that can not be resolved," said lead study author Dr. Darius Paduch of New York Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center, as quoted from Indiavision, Thursday (25/08/2011).

In recent decades, scientists have only focused on the rigidity of the penis. But actually there are still many patients who say that sexual problems are not only limited to that but also involves other conditions such as decreased sensation or orgasm volume.

"The severity of dysfunctional ejaculation and orgasm is associated with the severity of erectile dysfunction. This problem is quite surprising for people with mild erectile dysfunction," said Dr. Paduch.

26 percent of people with mild erectile dysfunction, decreased 18 percent experienced an orgasm and ejaculation dysfunction. The results of this study have been published in the British Journal of Urology International.

Erectile dysfunction is the failure of men in initiating or maintaining an erection to the extent required by both partners to achieve sexual satisfaction. The reason could be due to abnormalities of blood vessels, nerve disorders, drugs, abnormalities of the penis, or psychological problems that affect sexual arousal.

Signal Amplifiers, Antennas Cell Phone sewn on clothes

Antenna that serves as a cell phone signal amplifier can now be stitched on the shirt. Antennas such coverage is claimed to have four times greater. Thus the findings of the latest technology team of researchers from Ohio State University.

Antenna prototype of the new model is made from layers of plastic and metal thread. The results reported in the journal IEEE is claimed to have a range four times greater than a similar antenna mounted on the body. Its implementation could in some areas, but priority for the military field.

"Our ultimate goal is to increase the resilience of communications and mobility of soldiers," said Chi-Chih Chen, one of the researchers. "But this technology can also be used for police officers, firefighters, astronauts, or anyone who does not want to hand hold the antenna so it can still do something else."

The idea is to hide the antenna is not new. Mobile telephone industry has left an external antenna and switch with a device that can be hidden inside the device. But although is most successful mobile phone manufacturers to do well, Apple is actually problematic in this regard.

4 When the iPhone launched, a number of buyers reported a problem receiving antenna. They found that when holding the phone, their skin is exposed to a short circuit in the region near the antenna, causing the signal weakens.

It does not matter to a team from Ohio State University, given the way the antenna prototype is first attached by a plastic layer, which is then stitched with thread using a regular sewing machine. To ensure the signal strength of the antenna radiating in various directions, the antenna accidentally installed more than one - in front, rear and the sleeves.

To implement this technology, it takes at least 200 U.S. dollars per person. The cost is likely to decline if it is mass produced.

H.P. Plans to Make a Few More TouchPads

 Hewlett-Packard says its tablet liquidation sale was such a hit that it is making some more tablets to liquidate.

The tablet, the TouchPad, is getting a brief reprieve from its death sentence. H.P. said on Tuesday that it swas planning to produce one last run of its would-be iPad competitor.

Consumers shunned the TouchPad when it was introduced two months ago, and H.P. quickly said it would stop production as part of a broader overhaul. But the remaining tablets went quickly after their price was discounted 80 percent. So many people wanted them, in fact, that H.P. could not fill all the orders.

“Since we announced the price drop, the number of inquiries about the product and the speed at which it disappeared from inventory has been stunning,” H.P. said in a blog post. “I think it’s safe to say we were pleasantly surprised by the response.”

The company continued: “We have decided to produce one last run of TouchPads to meet unfulfilled demand. We don’t know exactly when these units will be available or how many we’ll get, and we can’t promise we’ll have enough for everyone. We do know that it will be at least a few weeks before you can purchase.”

H.P. described the batch of new TouchPads as a “limited supply” and said it would limit purchases to one per customer. They will be available by the end of October at $100 for the version with 16 gigabytes of storage, and $150 for 32 gigabytes, the same prices charged during the first liquidation sale.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Twitter Becomes a Playground During Hurricane Irene


Twentieth Century Fox Scenes from the movie “The Day After Tomorrow” were shared on Twitter during Hurricane Irene.
1:13 p.m. | Updated Revising timing of some hoax images shared on Twitter.
Hurricane Irene, which was traveling at a leisurely 13 miles per hour, took its sweet time arriving in New York. As boredom quickly set in for many, Twitter became a massive chatroom of New Yorkers with nothing to do but tweet, retweet and tweet some more, from their homes.
It seems everyone joined in. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg preached caution on his Twitter feed. News outlets used Twitter as a reporter’s notepad, sharing every aspect of the storm’s movement, wind gusts and damage. “Just lost power in Brooklyn…. on my ipad. It’s ok recharging now,” wrote Michael Milberger, an ABC News producer.
Many New Yorkers, faced with the boredom after 24 hours in hibernation, turned into comedians and cub reporters for the day. There were dozens of pictures taken from the movie “The Day After Tomorrow,” where the Statue of Liberty is destroyed in a tidal wave, shared online.
Some criticized the thespian displays by television news anchors who donned bright raincoats and ventured into the streets and piers to report Irene’s destruction â€" at the time, the storm was still hundreds of miles away. Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Foursquare, took to the streets of New York with an iPhone, rubber boots and enough on-air charm to one-up Anderson Cooper of CNN. Mr. Crowley and his friends recorded videos, documenting fallen trees and even tested the “capabilities” of their rubber boots.
As is usual in the excitement of breaking news events, Twitter became home to a lot of misinformation too.
An image that many thought was Irene approaching North Carolina or New York was actually taken in Pensacola, Florida weeks ago.
An awe-inspiring photo of “Hurricane Irene approaching North Carolina” began circulating social networks early Saturday evening and was quickly shared by thousands of people. The only problem: the image was actually taken weeks ago in Pensacola, Fla., and had nothing to do with Irene. Still, the photo was viewed 270,000 times on TwitPic, a Twitter image Web site.
Another image, apparently of the East River flooding, began broadcasting across Twitter early Saturday. This was also a hoax, either taken in North Carolina hours before, or a previous storm in New York City.
Some images were pseudo-authentic, like one showing the Times Square subway station being inundated with flood waters â€" yet people on Twitter said it was taken several years ago. For many, it was difficult to decipher fact from fiction.
Not everyone on Twitter was impressed with the jovial attitude of  New Yorkers. Sarah Cooley, a social media consultant, wrote: “I know this is NYC but I’m kind of over the sarcasm. There is still flooding all over the city and long island was hit really hard.”
Correction: The alleged photo of Times Square flooding was not taken during Hurricane Irene; the image of the East River was also from an earlier time period.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Half of America Is Using Social Networks

Social networks crossed another milestone.

For the first time, half of all adults in the United States said they use a social networking site, according to a survey released Friday by the Pew Research Center.

That’s 50 percent of all Americans, not just those who say they are online. Six years ago, when Pew first conducted a similar survey, only 5 percent of all adults said they used social sites, like Facebook, LinkedIn or MySpace.

It is a sign of how deeply and widely social networking companies have penetrated the lives of ordinary people and in turn, transformed the ways in which people communicate, authorities govern and companies sell things.

Parents use Facebook to vet nannies, car makers to launch new models, police to keep tabs on suspects. Federal government authorities are preparing this weekend to use social networking sites for hurricane preparation on the East Coast.

The Pew survey found that among adults who are online the rates of participation are higher: 65 percent, according to the survey, up slightly from 61 percent last year.

Not surprisingly, the sites are more popular among younger people: 83 percent of people surveyed in the 18-29 age bracket said they use social networking sites, compared to 51 percent of those in the 50-64 age bracket. The young are also twice as likely to use social sites every day.

The survey by the Pew Center’s Internet and American Life Project described women aged 18-29 as “the power users” of social sites, with 89 percent of them using social networking sites and 69 percent using them every day. Such a stark funding has obvious implications for advertising on sites like Facebook.

Neither income nor education seemed to have any statistically significant bearing on the use of networking sites. A separate study published by the Pew Center in June found that black Americans continue to be more likely to be on Twitter than whites: One in four African-American users of the Internet said they use Twitter “occasionally,” and 11 percent said they used it daily. Twitter penetration still lags considerably: 13 percent of those online describe themselves as Twitter users and the lion’s share of them use it on their smartphones.

The Internet is still more commonly used everyday for e-mail and search: 61 percent said they went online every day to check e-mail, 59 percent for search and 43 percent for social networking.

There are some signs that social networking is reaching its limit. Asked for one word to describe their social networking experience, the most common was “good.” However, one in five respondents sounded less upbeat: they used words like “boring,” “time-consuming” and “overrated” to describe their experience.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

RIM to Start a Music-Sharing Service

OTTAWA â€" Research In Motion on Thursday announced a new music sharing system based on its BlackBerry Messenger instant messaging system.

The company hopes that the popularity of BlackBerry Messenger will enable BlackBerry Messenger Music to distinguish itself in a marketplace that is overwhelmingly dominated by Apple’s iTunes.

While BlackBerry Messenger Music customers will be able to store songs on their smartphones to enable listening without an Internet connection, they will not own the music, as is a the case with iTunes. The system will also not allow users to transfer that music from their phones to computers.

Research in Motion says that the new service will allow users to choose from a library of about 10 million songs. But because it is intended to be a social networking service as well as a source of music, BlackBerry Messenger Music places some unusual constraints on how its users will be able to make their selections.

Subscribers will initially be able to pick only 50 songs, which they can store on their phones, to create a profile of their musical tastes. They will be allowed to change up to 25 of those songs a month after that.
In order to expand their collection beyond 50 songs, users can only download â€" or “cache” to use the company’s preferred term â€" music other BlackBerry Messenger Music subscribers have included in their 50 song profiles.

Those music exchanges are also limited to people who already communicate with one another through BlackBerry Messenger, a service that the company estimates is now used by 45 million people. The total number of downloads through song swaps is theoretically only limited by the memory space on a user’s phone.

“We want it to be an experience which is focused on entrusted relationships,” said Alistair Mitchell, the vice president for the BlackBerry Messenger platform and integrated services at Research in Motion, which is based in Waterloo, Ontario.

The music service will be introduced later this year in 15 countries and will be priced at $5 a month in the United States.

Apple’s attempt at turning iTunes into a social medium, Ping, has not been a success. But Mr. Mitchell said that because BlackBerry Messenger is effectively a social medium, Research in Motion should find a better reception for its offering.

“They have strapped on a social feature,” he said. “We’ve got this social experience and population of users.”

As has long been its habit, RIM also seems to have designed the new service with wireless carriers in mind. As its North American market share continues to decline, it is increasingly important for RIM to maintain good relations with carriers as they subsidize and promote handsets.

While Mr. Mitchell declined to discuss and contractual details, users of the service will be able to pay for it through their mobile phone bills. That suggests that, unlike Apple, RIM will share some of the proceeds of its music business with the carriers.

Songs for the service will be drawn from the catalogs of EMI Music, the Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and the Warner Music Group.

Apple’s New Chief E-Mails Its Staff

After Steven P. Jobs’s technology/jobs-stepping-down-as-chief-of-apple.html?hp">resignation as Apple’s chief executive on Wednesday, Timothy D. Cook, his successor, sent an e-mail to Apple’s staff reassuring them that “Apple is not going to change.” His message is a mix of cheerleading and an homage to the man he described as his mentor. The entire e-mail follows:

Team:

I am looking forward to the amazing opportunity of serving as C.E.O. of the most innovative company in the world. Joining Apple was the best decision I’ve ever made and it’s been the privilege of a lifetime to work for Apple and Steve for over 13 years. I share Steve’s optimism for Apple’s bright future.

Steve has been an incredible leader and mentor to me, as well as to the entire executive team and our amazing employees. We are really looking forward to Steve’s ongoing guidance and inspiration as our Chairman.

I want you to be confident that Apple is not going to change. I cherish and celebrate Apple’s unique principles and values. Steve built a company and culture that is unlike any other in the world and we are going to stay true to that — it is in our DNA. We are going to continue to make the best products in the world that delight our customers and make our employees incredibly proud of what they do.

I love Apple and I am looking forward to diving into my new role. All of the incredible support from the Board, the executive team and many of you has been inspiring.

I am confident our best years lie ahead of us and that together we will continue to make Apple the magical place that it is.

Tim

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Text of Jobs’s Resignation Letter

Apple released this letter from Steven P. Jobs on Wednesday as it announced that he was stepping down from the post of chief executive.

To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s C.E.O., I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as C.E.O. of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as C.E.O. of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.

Steve

5 Tips for Preventing Malware Safe on Facebook

Facebook popularity provoked interest in the cyber criminals to spread malicious programs on the social networking site. Sensational video titles often fooling users, but it's just a trap.

Here are 5 tips for safe quoted just went from the security firm Eset, Friday (19/08/2011).

1. Always use security software on a computer, equipped with high performing antivirus, and do not forget to always update it.

2. Always be aware if there is a suspicious conversation. Example, chat with a foreign language and a strange arrangement of letters.

3. Avoid clicking on strange links. Typically, related porn videos and other things it called sensational.

4. Adjust the level of security and privacy settings on social networking sites.

5. There are many applications that are published by third parties as a result of work of the suspected perpetrators of cyber crimes and go as spam in the user's computer. So you must not download applications that are not clear origin.


An examination of social phenomena in the recent era, it is not surprising that the developers of malware and then take advantage of social networking sites to spread malicious programs.

"One example is attached in our memory is a Trojan identified as Koobface trojan variant by a sharp infiltration,"

"The motive of the Trojan Koobface is getting attention by sending messages of course to attract the attention of facebook users. Then the malware will create a botnet or a zombie network that can be remotely controlled and governed by the perpetrators of cybercrime," he concluded.

IOS 5 infiltrated application quake warning

Apple's latest operating system IOS 5 comes earthquake early warning applications aimed at Apple users in Japan.

According to users who have access to the beta version of IOS 5, there are options in the Notification Centre setting that allows Japanese users receive early warning of earthquakes. IOS 5 can be run on the Apple iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Apple reported in the 9to5 blog, use an application that takes a large battery.

Japan's earthquake warning system has been online since 2007. That system would provide an earthquake warning two minutes before the quake so that users can save themselves. The system was also able to send text alerts to mobile phones.

Apple has announced IOS fifth in worldwide developers conference in San Francisco, USA, in June this year.

Although Apple has not given the launch date operating system, the possibility of IOS 5 will be released in September or October.

Apart from the Notification Center, which serves to facilitate the setting for incoming messages and reminders. IOS 5 also adds features iMessage, messages between IOS device, reminder and application Newsstand for magazines and newspapers.

These updates are expected to be available simultaneously with the latest version of the iPhone, which reportedly has a faster processor, larger screen and the number of pixels on the camera are enhanced, as the Telegraph.

Modern Human Brain increasingly shrinking, We The Stupid?

LONDON - The brain may be big but about the performance is not necessarily efficient. That's about the tentative conclusions related to comparisons of intelligence between the ancient with the modern humans.

Previously trapped disagreement among scientists about the effects of brain volume decline experienced by modern humans when early humans evolved from. Disagreement began when it was discovered that mentions during the last 20,000 years, the average human male brain volume decreased from initially 1500 to 1350 cubic centimeters cubic centimeters. The decrease was equivalent to a tennis ball.

Kathleen McAuliffe writes in Discover magazine said conditions are also similar to the proportion of women experienced the same decline. McAuliffe writings refer to the opinion of an anthropologist from the University of Wiconsin, John Hawks who declared brain volume decrease is not accompanied by a decrease of intelligence.

Opinion was also in line with other meyimpulkan Palaentolog brain capacity is decreased causing more efficient performance. However, there are also Palaentolog that says humans continue to become more stupid because it has undergone a long evolutionary time.

Disagreement is colored a number of theories that attempt to explain the shrinkage of brain volume. One theory is that large volumes of brain early humans needed to survive in cold environments and lots of outdoor activities. Another theory says even large skull that is designed to deal with sources of food such as rabbit, deer, foxes and horses.

"Head of the skull which allows early humans to eat," commented scientists support this theory as quoted Dailymail, Monday (3 / 1). While other experts said the high death rate in childbirth due to the size of the skull that is too large. Therefore, the infant mortality rate immediately shrink due to lower proportion in the modern human brain size.

A recent study initiated by cognitive scientists from the University of Missouri, David Geary and Drew Bailey, investigating how the size of the skull changed as a consequence of adaptation of modern human embryo with an increasingly complex social environment between 1.9million and 10,000 ago.

Sstudi causes, the low population density resulted in an increase in the size of the skull. However, when the original population rarely turn into solid, skull size also decreased.

Both agreed as modern humans, the brain grows smaller because people do not have to be smart to stay alive. However, Geary cautioned against stereotyping as a human ancestor that is more intelligent than modern humans. "Practically speaking, our ancestors are not as smart or creative as modern society because they do not have the support of culture," he explained.

Geary explains the improvement of the life patterns and the emergence of economic specification has enabled intelligent human beings to focus their efforts on the sciences, arts and other fields. "Our ancestors did not have a strong infrastructure to support them. Therefore, they only strive to live a life cycle," says Geary.

On the other hand, the Hawks believe the decrease in the size of a modern human brain shows increased intelligence. The brain, he explained, uses 20 percent of all fuel consumed. Therefore, a larger brain would require more energy and takes longer to develop. Hawks noted that the explosion of human populations between 20,000 and 10,000 years ago lead to mutations - an unusual but lucrative - happen. He believes that's what causes the brain to become more streamlined.

Separately, anthropologist Richard Jantz of the University of Tennessee actually find the modern human brain size getting bigger. The fact was revealed after he measure and compare cranial African-American and Europe from the late colonial era of the 20th century. "In fact, our brains develop," he said.

Google Reaches $500 Million Settlement With Government

12:48 p.m. | Updated to include official announcement.
The Justice Department announced Wednesday that Google will pay $500 million to settle government charges that it has shown illegal ads for online Canadian pharmacies in the United States.

The investigation was first revealed in May, when Google said in a government filing that it set aside $500 million for the potential settlement of a Department of Justice investigation into its advertising practices. The move decreased its quarterly profit by 22 percent.

At the time, government technology/13google.html">officials said the investigation concerned ads from online pharmacies that operate illegally by failing to require a prescription or selling counterfeit drugs. Google has said in the past that regulating these pharmacies on its site is a cat-and-mouse game, because when it introduces rules to prevent them from advertising, they find technology/14google.html">new ways to appear on Google.

Web sites are liable for ads on their sites from advertisers that break federal criminal law.

Google said, in a statement Wednesday, “We banned the advertising of prescription drugs in the U.S. by Canadian pharmacies some time ago. However, it’s obvious with hindsight that we shouldn’t have allowed these ads on Google in the first place. Given the extensive coverage this settlement has already received, we won’t be commenting further.”

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

China Overtakes U.S. in PC Shipments

China has reached yet another milestone in its rise as a consumer of technology by becoming the biggest market for personal computers.

In the second quarter, manufacturers shipped 18.5 million PCs in China compared with 17.7 million in the United States, according to IDC, a market research firm. It is the first time that shipments in China have exceeded those in the United States.

The shift reflects China’s growing appetite for electronics and the increasing wealth of its huge population. However, it is likely just a temporary phenomenon â€" at least this year.

The United States is expected to remain the top market for the full year with 73.5 million PC shipments versus 72.4 million in China, IDC said. Shipments in the United States typically rise in the fourth quarter because of the holidays â€" offsetting a slower pace the rest of the year â€" while China’s contracts after the traditional summer discounts.

In 2012, however, China is expected to lead the annual ranking.

In any case, the market for PCs in the United States is weak because of the economy and the growing consumer appetite for tablets, which are not included in IDC’s PC shipment estimates. PC shipments in the United States fell 4.2 percent in the second quarter to 17.8 million while shipments in the Asia-Pacific region, including China, grew 13 percent to 30.1 million.

“China’s lead in the PC market is a huge shift that reflects the rising fortunes of emerging markets as well as the relative stagnation of more mature regions,” said Loren Loverde, the program vice president of Worldwide PC Tracker for IDC. “While the immediate economic circumstances in the U.S. and other markets had a significant impact on the timing of China’s move to the lead, they have not changed the trend, but accelerated it.”

Why Flash Is the Future of Storage in Data Centers

Flash memory has taken over the world of consumer computing as the storage technology used in iPods, iPads, smartphones and digital cameras.

It is light, fast, energy-efficient and increasingly inexpensive when used in the comparatively small doses required by consumers.

Flash had made inroads in data-center computing, but mainly for specialized applications and in hybrid systems. What has held up the advance of flash for industrial-strength computing has been price. It has traditionally been 5 to 10 times more expensive to store a comparable chunk of data on flash than on hard disks.

But the cost handicap is eroding. And a start-up, Pure Storage, that is opening its business on Tuesday, makes a strong claim for the changing economics of flash.

It asserts that its flash-and-software technology can store data for less than the cost of hard-disk storage. In addition, data access and retrieval is 10 times faster, and its systems use 10 times less power and space than conventional hard-disk storage.

A couple of early customers are impressed, and so are a few analysts who got briefings recently.

Take Pure Storage’s claims with a large grain of salt, to be sure. But the company, founded in 2009 and based in Mountain View, Calif., points to the direction data-center storage is headed, whether Pure Storage is a big success or not.

Scott Dietzen, the chief executive, is refreshingly candid on that point. “Our recipe is not going to be unique to Pure for the long term,” he said. “But this change is going to come. This market is going to tip.”

Pure Storage is joining a growing crowd of start-ups seeking to bring flash storage to the data-center market. Their ranks include Violin Memory, Nimbus Data, Nimble Storage, Tintri and WhipTail Technologies.

Fusion i-o, a flash-storage start-up, had a successful public offering in June. And the giant of the data storage industry, EMC, has an initiative, called Project Lightning, to accelerate its move into flash.

For its part, Pure Storage has attracted ample funding: an additional $30 million fund-raising round announced on Tuesday brings its total to $55 million from venture capitalists, individual investors and Samsung, the big Korean maker of flash chips.

The company’s leadership team is deep in technical talent, with veteran experts in storage-management software and flash design from Veritas, Yahoo and Apple. Mr. Dietzen, a co-founder of Zimbra and former chief technology officer at BEA, holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon.

Pure Storage says it achieves gains in the economics of flash partly by using less-costly consumer-grade chips that are surrounded by smart software so its systems attain data-center-level reliability.

Second, Pure Storage has developed sophisticated software that reduces the amount of data that must be stored. This code parses the data coming in and recognizes duplicate blocks, so those do not have to be stored repeatedly. The technique is called in-line deduplication.

At Fenwick & West, a law firm based in Silicon Valley, the Pure Storage technology made it possible to store 50 to 90 percent less data than with conventional storage, said Matt Kesner, the chief information officer.

In test deployments of server applications like e-mail, the lawyers, who often send and open huge attachments, noticed the difference.

“For the users, everything happened instantaneously,” Mr. Kesner said, adding that when the test ended and the firm went back to the older storage technology, “the lawyers complained.”

At eMeter, which makes software for handling and analyzing the data flowing from utility smart meters, the Pure Storage flash systems sharply improved the computing performance on data-intensive chores. “We’re talking about pure speed and transfer rates,” said Bryan Bond, a senior systems administrator for eMeter.

Flash stores data in the cells of semiconductor chips instead of on spinning magnetic disks. The data-storing density of hard disks has improved at an extraordinary pace, like the exponential improvement in microprocessors over the years. But the performance bottleneck has been the scant improvement in the speed of finding and transferring the data from the spinning disks — the mechanical side of hard-disk storage.

As companies grapple with a flood of new data — from the Web, social networks, sensors and video — the constraint of traditional storage only becomes greater. That, analysts say, is a crucial reason flash will sooner or later become a mainstream technology in data centers.

“It will become increasingly difficult to do tomorrow’s work with today’s storage technology,” said Mark Peters, an analyst at Enterprise Storage, a research firm. “Flash is the only way to deal with big data-crunching challenges ahead.”

Monday, August 22, 2011

Malware increasingly creative Deceptive Facebooker

Trojan malicious program that spreads using the media of social networks like Facebook and other more creative to fool potential victims. Mode is enough to attract attention is to lure the help, as did the Trojans were identified as Win32/Delf.QCZ.

Eset security company said this is one variant of a trojan that downloads other malware from the internet. As it is known that the worm spread through a link on social networking sites and act by intervening in several security applications to disable security applications such detection.

Win32/Delf.QCZ said to use old applications 'fake codec / media player' and links to malware-laden sites that spread via Facebook chat. But the malware authors have upgraded to be able to perform a more personal attacks against a user who becomes a target.

Malware Win32/Delf.QCZ not only emerged as a spam message sent by a friend as our Facebook, or send messages of a general wall posts on Facebook as an example of "WOW! Http://_malicious_link_", and malware that sends Win32/Delf. QCZ also falsify our conversation before sending malicious URL.

Links to web pages that appear similar to the look of YouTube, and malware usually require the user to upgrade the Adobe Flash Player in advance to be able to watch a video that was sent.

To be more convincing and encouraging curiosity of potential victims, they were asked to run the malware sent. While the name of the user who submit false and of course obtained from Facebook. Shown in the video is sent by being given an additional title that seemed sensational.

Mode

Spread of vector used by Win32/Delf.QCZ very effective and interesting, because it has a charge of like a video, so it can be deceiving. This Trojan can be categorized as a fake antivirus, but the attack scenario is different than the typical existing Rogue AV - that does not affect a user to purchase rogue security applications.

Win32/Delf.QCZ actually falsify the original antivirus already installed on the victim's computer. It can be seen from the emergence of a virus attack warning display is made as if originating from existing antivirus on the victim's computer, while antivirus is diremove before.

Win32/Delf.QCZ will act as a Trojan downloader for other malware, which is known backdoor tough to make the exploitation of the computer when an antivirus application has been turned off.

Well, according to Eset, Friday (19/08/2011), under the scenario of course there are financial motives. Win32/Delf.QCZ possible perpetrators who use to be part of a commercial scheme with a payment model pay-per-install or be a tool to facilitate the installation of third-party malware for financial gain.

ESET antivirus security applications to detect and remove threat Win32/Delf.QCZ to protect sensitive areas of the Windows OS, before the Trojans managed to spread and extend the functionality of HIPS (Host Intrusion Prevention System).

Install ulang Windows di Netbook Dengan FlashDisk

Selama ini sudah kesekian kalinya saya ditanyai teman, punya "dvd eksternal gak? mau buat nginstall ulang netbook"...Saya jawab , waduh gak punya... Pernah sih waktu itu punya dvd eksternal mac, tp itu gak bisa jg buat nginstall ulang netbook
utk OS windows, dvd eksternal mac cm mau buat puter dvd di mac atau bisa jg puter windows pake vmware/bootcamp/sejenisnya di OS mac.
Berhubung yang nanya gak 1-2 orang, saya cari-cari caranya gan...

Install ulang pakai Flashdisk punya beberapa keuntungan dibanding install ulang pakai dvd windows,
kalo pake dvd itu rawan baret dvdnya, yg bisa memperlambat install atau bahkan macet installnya...
nah kalo pake flashdisk bisa terhindar dari itu.

Sebelumnya perlengkapan perang yg dibutuhin:

* Flash disk min 4Gb / Di atasnya (soalnya windows 7 butuh 3Gb ke atas)
* DVD Windows
* Software pendukung
* Komputer/Laptop yg udah terinstall windows => bikin flashdisknya bootable pake ini...

Berikut ini cara bikin flashdisk jadi bootable, sehingga bisa dipake utk install ulang windows....


1. Colok Flaskdisk agan ke komputer (yang kapasitas 4gb / ke atas, di screen shoot di atas saya pake flashdisk 8Gb(Disk 2))

2. Pencet Tombol WIN+R, ketik cmd, setelah itu klik OK.

3. Ketik diskpart kemudian tekan ENTER.

4. Ketik list disk, kemudian ENTER. Pilihlah yang mana flash disk agan , hati2 jangan salah pilih karena jika salah yg ke format adalah disk yang lain. Hardisk ane Ada 2 gan, jadi Disk 0 sama disk 1 itu hardisknya, yang flash disk berarti yang Disk 2.... (Kalo hardisk agan ada 1 , biasanya hardisknya adalah disk 0 dan usb flash disknya Disk 1)






5. Ketik select disk 2 kemudian tekan ENTER.

6. Ketik clean kemudian tekan ENTER.

7. Ketik create partition primary kemudian ENTER.

8. Ketik select partition 2 dkemudian ENTER

9. Ketik active kemudian ENTER. 10. Ketik format fs=fat32 kemudian ENTER

11. Ketik assign kemudian ENTER

12. Ketik exit kemudianENTER.

13. Selanjutnya masukin disk DVD windows 7 , kemudian copy seluruh file dalam dvd ke USB Flaskdisk agan.

14. Setting netbook/komputer yg mau diinstall windows pake flashdisk di biosnya. Settingannya pastikan bootnya melalui USB flashdik...

15. Colok flash disk ke netbook... Restart netbook... kalau langkahnya bener, proses instalasi windows seharusnya berjalan melalui Flash disk

Illegal Downloads of Fox Shows on the Rise

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It looks like the television studios did not learn anything from the missteps of the music industry.

Last month Fox said it would wait eight days after its shows air before making them available on Hulu, the video-streaming Web site. Consumers who want to watch these shows online will now have three choices: Watch the shows live; wait eight days until the videos are posted online by Fox; or, as many have decided to do, watch them illegally.

Fox shows are now being rapidly downloaded on video-sharing sites, according to the blog TorrentFreak, which monitors BitTorrent and file sharing online.

TorrentFreak tracked the number of downloads of two Fox television shows before and after the company’s new eight-day policy took effect. During the first five days of the delay, downloads of the show Hell’s Kitchen increased by 114 percent. Downloads of the show MasterChef also rose by 189 percent, TorrentFreak said.

According to recent studies, illegal music downloads began slowing rapidly with the introduction of online streaming services like Spotify and Rdio. A technology/6513919/Spotify-helps-curb-music-piracy.html">study in the United Kingdom found that teens do not feel the need to steal music if it is available through online streaming services.

TorrentFreak recently noted that online piracy of television shows fell dramatically when networks began offering video content through streaming networks online. Now, it seems the decision to delay video distribution may bring another rise in online bootlegging.

Human Brain Need Vacation

Doing the same routine every day will lead to boredom, boredom and the brain can not work optimally. For that there are four reasons that make the human brain needs a vacation.

A study conducted by the Families and Work Institute found that doing a vacation like going to museums or the beach nearby is important for the brain.

Here are 4 reasons that make the holiday becomes important for the brain, as quoted from Myfoxorlando com, Tuesday (16/08/2011), namely:

1. Improve Memory
Dr. Russell Poldrack as director of the Imaging Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin said the holiday will provide a new experience, this condition will make the brain responds by releasing dopamine into the hippocampus (part of the brain that creates a memory or memories). This will improve memory and help protect against Alzheimer's disease.

2. Enhance creativity
American and French researchers found the holidays can increase the ability to solve problems, raise awareness of the connection is lost and to encourage people to try something new. This is because vacation facilitate the mind's creativity.

3. Sharpens concentration
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh reported that people with serious health conditions tend to take less time thus increasing the levels of stress hormones. Poldrack said when someone is tired, then the prefrontal cortex will be overwhelmed due to the amount of stress hormones and makes one lose focus or concentration.

4. Provide rest periods
The study found 2-3 days after the holiday people will have a rest period and a higher quality sleep, it can even be increased to 80 percent. Quality sleep can improve memory and brain health.

To benefit from the vacation is done, then there are some things that should be considered in making the holidays:

To travel long distances, thus forcing one to adapt to new environments and enhance creativity. Schedule time for sleep, leisure and sports during the holidays, if all three are included in the vacation schedule could benefit from a vacation for the brain. Avoid the work, researchers from Tel Aviv University found that people who are always in touch with work like always brings Blackberry unlikely to benefit from vacation. Dissemination, in the Journal of Travel Medicine is known that to socialize with new friends can reduce stress.

Banish disease with Tai Chi

Tai chi is a martial art from China who harmonize slow movements with breathing. Repeated mention of research conducted diligently doing Tai Chi can dispel some serious diseases.

In the analysis of 26 studies in English and Chinese in 2008, an expert internist and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School Gloria Yeh, reported that Tai Chi lowers blood pressure than 85 percent of the experiments conducted.

Other studies have shown benefits for reducing blood levels of B-type natriuretic peptide, the initial symptoms of heart failure and maintain bone density in postmenopausal women. There are 12 movements of Tai Chi can even treat arthritis arthritis.

Tai Chi is one type of qigong or exercise methods that take advantage of qi (life energy, pronounced "chee"). Tai Chi is said to provide health benefits for virtually everyone from kids to seniors.

Although researchers are not sure, but studies show that Tai Chi can improve the quality of life of patients with breast cancer and Parkinson's sufferers. The combination of martial arts movements and deep breathing can also be practiced even in people in wheelchairs. Tai Chi is also quite promising in treating sleep problems and high blood pressure.

The flexibility and power of Tai chi was associated with physiological and psychological. Chenchen Wang, a professor of medicine at Tufts University have analyzed 40 studies in English and Chinese journals.

Wang found that Tai Chi indeed improve balance, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and strength. In a study that compares with brisk walking and resistance training, people doing Tai Chi yag has increased more than 30 percent body strength and 25 percent arm strength, almost as much with weight training group, but higher than the pedestrian.

"It works also found to treat pain, stress and anxiety in healthy subjects," said Wang as reported by USNews health com, Monday (08/08/2011).

While writers such as Jane Brody NewYorkTimes quoted saying, "After reviewing the available scientific evidence regarding the potential and health benefits, I have concluded that the right questions to ask yourself is not why you should practice Tai Chi? But why not?".

To learn Tai Chi, one must practice directly with the guidance of a teacher. Learning from books or videos will be judged not effective. Students need real feedback from a teacher who can assess whether the exercise is done correctly.

"One example of a very vague thing that can only be seen by an experienced teacher is a weight-bearing foot should be flat on the floor to avoid knee stress," says, "said Greg Woodson, vice president of the International Foundation of T'ai Chi has been a teacher Tai Chi for 35 years.

Woodson suggested that if there is a teacher who has experience of less than 10 years it must be ensured that he has the support of schools or teachers with more experience.

How many practice Tai Chi are needed? "The data show the minimum amount to effective results is 1-2 sessions a week for 8-12 weeks," said Wang.

The Sims enliven Facebook

Popular game The Sims franchise has already enjoyed by the Facebooker. With the presence of The Sims, Facebook's platform more robust given the games on this site like a magnet for intenet users, in addition to the features owned by Facebook itself.

Although The Sims version of Facebook is not 'deep' the PC version, but it is designed to remain attractive. With a 10-year-old dikawinkannya this game with Facebook, users will be able to post their activities on the wall or in your News Feed.

The Sims is a game that presents interactions that occur in real life. The characters in this game can become friends, fall in love, get married and break up which will affect the level. They are also diving jobs, build homes, child care, and much more.

The launch of The Sims on Facebook is part of EA's attempt to bring the game into every platform. "We want people to have the opportunity to play their favorite franchise on any platform," said John Buchanan, VP of marketing at EA Play as quoted by Forbes, Monday (22/08/2011).

In addition to The Sims, EA also bring Madden NFL and FIFA Superstars Superstars on Facebook. Own game The Sims has sold 140 million copies and collect revenues nearly USD 3 billion for EA.

The Sims version of Facebook has now rake in 7 million active users monthly. This is certainly a challenge for Google + which is currently struggling with the popularization of its network by bringing in a line of site games. (Sdj / ash)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Skype Buys GroupMe, a Mobile Messaging Start-Up

Skype, the Internet calling service, said on Sunday that it was buying GroupMe, a year-old start-up in New York that offers a group-messaging service for cellphones.

GroupMe, which has raised about $12 million from investors, is among technology/11group.html">a new wave of mobile services and start-ups that let multiple people participate in discussions, similar to a group chat room or e-mail.

Tony Bates, the chief executive of Skype, said discussions around an acquisition began back in May, when Microsoft technology/11skype.html?pagewanted=all">announced it would buy Skype.

“We’ve had a very strong focus on the audio and video side, but we haven’t really focused on text,” he said in an interview on Sunday. “We think the group-mobile-messaging market is changing the way people interact with mobile.”

Skype and GroupMe declined to discuss the terms of the deal, but Mr. Bates said GroupMe would continue to operate as an independent company in New York.

“Skype is very excited about New York and what’s happening on the scene there,” he said. “There is a lot of focus around social and the social gathering, which also fits into our vision for Skype.” Eventually, he said, the companies would begin thinking about tighter integration and collaboration.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

10 Factors that Make Men Sterile

Infertility or fertility disorder is not just a problem of women but also men. There are several factors that can cause fertility problems in men can cause infertility. What is it?

Within the last 50 years, male fertility is estimated to have declined about 2 percent per year. Most of fertility disorders in men is caused by wrong lifestyle choices.

Experts revealed that when a couple experiencing infertility, then the third is caused by women, one third are caused by men and one third can be caused by both.

Causes of infertility in males can be caused by genetics, but there are also related to lifestyle. Here is beebrapa things that can increase the risk of men become infertile (infertile), as quoted by FoxNews, Monday (08/15/2011), namely:

1. Genetic Disorders
A genetic mutation can eliminate carbohydrate coating around the sperm, thereby reducing its mobility. If a male inherits two genetic mutations from mother and father, then this condition will make it difficult to impregnate a partner.

2. Obesity
Has any body obesity or overweight makes your body becomes unhealthy and thus affects the function of every cell in the body, including sperm.

3. Work
Some jobs may affect the sperm count as painters, welders, builders, drivers and some office workers who sit too much because it makes the temperature rise in the scrotum.

4. alcoholics
The man who became an alcoholic will have normal cells that are 30 percent less in the semen.

5. Sexual Problems
Some sexual disorders that are owned by men such as premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction can make men hard female egg.

6. Smoke
One of the biggest negative impact that may be perceived by male smokers is sperm motility.

7. Malnutrition
To have healthy sperm, then the required intake of nutrients such as vitamin C, zinc, vitamin E and beta carotene are sufficient.

8. Exposure to toxic substances
Frequent exposure to such toxic substances contained in pesticides or lead paint can damage sperm.

9. Using marijuana or other drugs
Men who use drugs like marijuana or others can reduce the total number of sperm and semen volume than it has.

10. Often a laptop
If you frequently use a laptop, you should put on the table or use the coating, because a laptop can increase the temperature in the scrotum that affects the quality of sperm.

Inventor of WWW Crowned the Most Inspirational People

Inventor of WWW (World Wide Web), Tim Berners-Lee was awarded the title as the most inspirational person in their 50s. This British man to beat aging actor Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and a long list of other big names.

Is a member of the club dot com high50 named Lee who became a figure that is considered most able to provide a positive influence on British society. This club is an online community to believe that life begins at age 50.

50 names which contain those inspirational collected by a number of journalists who then leave the decision on the reader by way of voting sites.

Responses obtained from this site quite a lot. They receive as many as 1363 Lee's response is then put into the person most capable of inspiring.

"Tim Berners-Lee, an Internet pioneer, physicist extraordinary and the most influential figures in the last three decades. Lee's victory proves that we are in his 50s also internet and technology literacy," according to their statement, reported by the Guardian, Saturday (08/20/2011).

Other names included in this top 10 is Academy Award winner and activist Colin Firth (position 2), movie player Nothing Hill, Hugh Grant (position 3). Actress Kim Cattrall is in position 6, then there is a senior journalist Tina Brown, who was sitting in position 9.

Friday, August 19, 2011

F.T.C. Says It Will Not Investigate Ashton Kutcher

It looks like Ashton Kutcher is in the clear.

Mr. Kutcher drew criticism this week after the release of an online-only version of Details magazine that he guest-edited. In the issue, the actor failed to fully disclose his investments in more than a dozen technology companies that were profiled.

On Thursday, Richard Cleland, assistant director of the division of advertising practices at the Federal Trade Commission, said in an interview that people had an obligation to disclose their investments in that kind of editorial context, adding: “It’s certainly a possibility that a case like this could be investigated.”

But on Friday, the F.T.C. appeared to back away from that stance. It issued a statement on Twitter that said: “The F.T.C. is not and has no plans to investigate Ashton Kutcher.” The statement was attributed to David Vladeck, director of the agency’s bureau of consumer protection.

“Rich Cleland misspoke,” said Peter Kaplan, deputy public affairs director at the F.T.C., in an interview. He declined to elaborate.

Mr. Kutcher has nearly 7.5 million followers on Twitter and followed 666 accounts as of Friday, when he added the F.T.C.’s account to the list. Mr. Kutcher has not posted anything about the controversy. In response to requests for comment, a spokeswoman for his production company sent an e-mail with a link to the F.T.C. Twitter message.

The F.T.C. has pursued similar cases in the past. Last year, the agency settled with a Seattle-based public relations firm after it posted reviews of clients’ games online without disclosing the reviewers’ relationship with the clients. The F.T.C. said the agency had engaged in “deceptive advertising,” citing a series of agency guidelines that cover endorsements.

Google Add Features Weather Maps

The function of Google Maps is now more and more. Google adds new features to the service layer in the form of weather mapping was hers. With this feature, users can find the latest weather conditions for a region.

Reported by Digital Trends, Friday (19/08/2011), this feature can be activated via the drop-down menu at the top right of the screen Maps, which also include other layers such as traffic and transit. Weather this layer only appears when users zoom out in the targeted region.

The information appears as a pop up window will show the weather conditions across the region on the map. Additionally, the menu will appear that lets users switch among several options to look at the temperature and wind speed.

This feature is very useful because it integrates weather updates so that users do not have to bother typing the city name in the search box weather conditions. For those who travel frequently, this feature is very easy because they live to see the pop-up weather information that appears in all places impassable.

If you click a specific icon, will display weather forecasts for the next four days. Weather forecast data is supported by the site Weather.com. Pop-up information is also offers a link to see the hourly weather forecasts to ten days ahead.

Western Digital (WD) Recommend Drive 1TB for Notebooks

Western Digital (WD) WD Scorpio Blue drives streamline to 9.5 mm. Because the lean, hard drives 2.5 "1TB capacity is now more suitable for notebooks.

As noted in a statement received on Friday (08/19/2011), 1 Tera Byte (TB) WD Scorpio Blue 500 GB using two discs.

Matt Rutledge, vice president and general manager of Client Storage, WD, said the hard drive is an option with the highest storage capacity for portable computers.

With the large capacity hard drive was a small thin, Rutledge said the slim-sized mobile devices can still have a large capacity. This hard drive is also suitable for use in said external storage and digital media players.

Some of the things that put forward WD Scorpio Blue include low power consumption, operating a relatively quiet and cold as well as the SecurePark to reduce head wear.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ashton Kutcher Could Face Questions About Disclosure

Ashton Kutcher may not have much of a future in journalism. When he served as guest editor of an online-only version of Details magazine, he failed to fully disclose his investments in Internet companies profiled in the issue. And that could draw questions from federal authorities.

Ashton KutcherDetails The actor Ashton Kutcher has ties to companies featured in an online-only Details issue. He is on the cover of the September print issue.

The special issue, called “The Social Issue,” showcases some fast-growing technology start-ups without making it clear that Mr. Kutcher is an investor in a majority of them, including Foursquare, Flipboard and Airbnb.

Richard Cleland, assistant director of the division of advertising practices at the Federal Trade Commission, said in a phone interview that in an editorial context, people have an obligation to fully disclose their investments.

“If you’re out there promoting individual products that you have a specific investment in, it needs to be disclosed,” Mr. Cleland said. “If you have a significant economic investment that is not otherwise apparent, that may potentially affect the credibility of your endorsement, and I see that as a potential problem.”

Mr. Cleland would not say whether the F.T.C. planned to question Mr. Kutcher or Details, but noted, “It’s certainly a possibility that a case like this could be investigated.”

A representative for Mr. Kutcher’s production company did not respond to requests for comment. Dan Peres, editor in chief of Details, said in a statement: “If you read Ashton’s editors letter, you’ll see he succeeded in his mission to get people to talk about and even criticize this social issue. I stand by how we communicated Ashton’s involvement with some of the companies included in our coverage and remain extremely proud of the work we did on this project.”

The only mention of Mr. Kutcher’s investments in the issue is a line in the introduction that says he “puts his money where his mouth is, backing many of the companies he champions here.” In a post on Wednesday, Gawker counted over a dozen profiled companies for which Mr. Kutcher is an investor or advisor.

The Securities and Exchange Commission could have questions for Mr. Kutcher too. If he was aware that the companies profiled plan to raise money soon through an initial stock offering, he would not be allowed to discuss those companies under an S.E.C. rule that mandates a “quiet period.” And if any of the companies have shares that are traded on a secondary market, S.E.C. laws would apply there too.

“The secondary markets are still governed by federal securities laws,” said Christopher Bebel, a securities lawyer with the firm Tefteller Newsom & Tefteller and a former lawyer with the S.E.C. “These rules apply any time there is a securities transaction; the federal securities laws cast a very broad net and basically prohibit deception in connection with the sale of any security without full disclosure.”

A spokeswoman for the S.E.C. declined to comment.

The disclosure issue has become more prominent in recent years after a  law was introduced in 2009 requiring bloggers and other social media mavens to disclose any ties to companies and products they mention.

Mr. Kutcher has nearly 7.5 million followers on Twitter and regularly mentions companies he has invested in there.

Defeat Facebook, Google Plus embed games

Company's Internet search engine giant, Google, which has launched a social media page will rival Google + Facebook by incorporating features of the game.

The game is one of the most popular features on Facebook. An investor social game company Zynga is headquartered in San Francisco, said Google wanted to keep U.S. dominance of Facebook in the social games market money profitably, given the features of the social game became the biggest source of income up to 750 million users worldwide.

Google will initially offer 16 + games including the popular game Bejeweled Angry Birds and the Blitz. Future, Google will provide more games.

Google made a breakthrough ahead with the launch of Google + at the end of June. + Google already has millions of users of the service although it remains to be tested and limited to invitation only.

Google + Facebook is a direct challenger, who has been drawing attention and millions of dollars worth of advertising because people spend more time on the Internet for social networking pages.

In the competition the two camps are increasingly heated, Facebook sends a note to reporters just before Google held a developers game on Thursday night, Facebook says, "If you want to play games on Google +, you must provide access to the game to information from a Google account you. Some mengengar reporters who came to laugh about it.

The journalists who were invited up to get the chance to try out new games products up and speak directly with the developers at an event at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto on Friday.

Zynga, the social games company that has filed a public sale of shares to start building a business from Facebook. Now Zynga also be available on Google + although only limited Zynga Poker Farmville or CityVille not including, the Los Angeles Times reported.

FBI Launches Missing Child Locator Application

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) launched an application for finding missing children.

According to the news on the website LiveScience, Monday (8 / 8 / '2011), with an application called Child ID, parents can keep important information about their child, such as photographs, fingerprints, and posture. Important data stored in the application can be directly sent to the police via electronic mail.

The application also includes a guide for parents about what to do after her son disappeared. For now, applications can only run on the iPhone device and downloaded for free at Apple App Store. However, the FBI seeks to develop Child ID in order to function on other devices.

AT&T Plans to Offer Only an Unlimited Texting Plan

AT&T said Thursday that it is getting rid of its lower-tier texting plan that lets people pay $10 a month for 1,000 text messages. Instead, the company plans to offer new subscribers only one plan: unlimited texting for $20 a month. Those who don’t want to fork over $20 can choose to pay for each text, starting at 20 cents per message.

AT&T said the move was an effort to streamline and simplify its offerings, promising that that existing customers would be able to keep their existing plans, even if they switch to a new phone.

The shift, which was first reported by Engadget, goes into effect this Sunday.

“The vast majority of our messaging customers prefer unlimited plans and with text messaging growth stronger than ever, that number continues to climb among new customers,” said Mark Siegel, a spokesman for AT&T.

Text messaging has long been a lucrative source of revenue for the wireless carriers. But the growing abundance of free messaging applications that offer alternatives to text messages, such as GroupMe, Kik, WhatsUp and Pinger, may threaten the growth and use of text messaging.

And larger tech companies are rolling out their own messaging services. Google Voice already lets people send text messages through the Web, sidestepping SMS fees. Facebook recently unveiled Facebook Messenger, a free application that lets people easily send messages to friends in their network. And later this year, Apple is expected to introduce iMessage, a service that will let iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad owners send messages to one another over their data connections.

The wireless carriers are caught in the midst of technology/as-mobile-networks-speed-up-data-gets-capped.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hp">an industry-wide shift as consumers increasingly spend more time and money using mobile data and applications, rather than voice services, leaving them to figure out how to adjust their business models accordingly. This latest move from AT&T might be a sign that the carriers are getting increasingly anxious about the coming wave of disruption to their industry.

Listening to the Future of Social Media Career Related

Senior Manager, Social Media; Manager, Social Media & Marketing; Assistant Marketing Manager, Social Media; Team Lead, Social Media; Coordinator, Social Media; Social Media Specialist; Social Media Editor; Social Media Strategist; Social Media Consultant; Social Media API Programmer; Social Media Intern; Director of Social Media Marketing; Social Media Director

The above list is some office work that is needed and one of the sites listed on job and career renowned for workers in the field of social networking, socialjobsonline com.

Director of Social Media is the latest executive positions that are part of the company's top management (C-level) and became known early last year.

Often known as the Chief Social Media Officer (CSMO), they are fully responsible for the content on social networking companies including overseeing, developing a social networking policies for all employees of the company and develop a social networking infrastructure itself.

Philippe Borremans and Rachel Sterne are the two Chief Social Media Officer first in the world. Borremans works for Van Marcke Group, a holding company headquartered in Belgium and is specialized in consulting and legal advocacy. While Rachel Sterne worked as Chief Digital Officer of New York, United States.

Statistics in the Social Networking World Users

More than half of Internet users in the world have joined with one existing social networks. In aggregative, one user has 1.6 accounts and 39% of them had two or more accounts. Nearly half of the account owner to access her account every day.

Developing countries namely the Philippines, Hungary, Poland, Brazil, Mexico and Indonesia is a country with the highest growth of social networking users. The results of research released by Universal McCann has been suspected by many parties, both users and observers of social networking.

Role of Professional Social Networking for Companies

The role of social networking for the company was not in doubt. In an article written earlier for the same media ("Kala Rasuki Life Social Networking Company") has been discussed about the role for the company.

The relationship between social networking with corporate marketing activity so close and tight, especially with marketing via the Internet so that the role of social networking more "play" in the realm of marketing other than the functional activity of the company.

Social networking is undoubtedly has become the media (the Internet) is very effective to get customers / new customers, in addition to retain customers / existing customers.

Everything can be achieved by employing social networking professionals who qualified. Qualified human resources available internally that the company's own employees or third party companies that are providing human resource services for managing corporate client accounts.

Burger King, Nike, National Geographic, Marriott Hotels, Starbucks and Ford is a brand that has been picking and feel the great benefits of social networking and is often used as examples of success stories using social networking for enterprises.

What is Needed From The Professionals?

There are several elements of competence which should be available by the professional social networking.

Future profession

The growth rate of Internet users in many countries, especially developing countries, the growth of social networking users, increasing the number of social networking, mobility and productivity of the world population is increasingly high, the cost of Internet use more affordable and increasing awareness of private and public companies on the benefits of social networking are some factor that makes the future of this profession into a bright and promising.

Companies that offer account management services are mushrooming. Chance of institutions offering education and training services will also increase social networking.

Birmingham City University in the UK has to offer postgraduate courses of one year duration in the field of Social Networking began two years ago.

In the United States, Rutgers University offers a program of social networking, mobile marketing and web analytics in the Mini-MBA program.

When companies need a social or professional networking at our institution ruled by implementing a comprehensive social networking, was ready we?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Play Games Android Phone with Stik Playstation 3

An application for the Android phone made by the Dancing Pixel Studio allows users to connect the Playstation 3 sticks with their phones. Thus, the fun game play can be guaranteed because not all can enjoy playing games by touching a finger to the Android mobile phone screen.

The application is called Sixaxis Controller available in the Android Market and can be downloaded at a price of $1,5 . The application makers reasoned that the latest mobile phones with high-definition display will present a better playing experience so it needs to be balanced in a way that is also comfortable playing. During this time, some people are still not used to playing by touching the virtual buttons on touch screen phones.

Only, this application is not like other apps in the Android Market is live can be downloaded and then run away. One requirement is that the phone should already be root alias dioprek so that users can get full control of the phone even with the risk of warranty expire. Application developers reasoned that they use non-standard method of connecting the Playstation 3 sticks with the Android phone via bluetooth connection.

To ensure that mobile phones could have run this application, also released the Dancing Pixel Checker compability Sixaxis applications that can be downloaded for free.

Bits Pics: Inside Apple’s New Grand Central Store


Metropolitan Transportation Authority A rendering shows the interior of the new Apple store, with soaring ceilings above stark tables.Apple Grand Central StoreThe Real Deal Construction workers began moving furniture and erecting scaffolding on at the site of the Apple store.

 

Metropolitan Transportation Authority The Apple store will occupy two levels of Grand Central Station. 



Metropolitan Transportation Authority The entrance, at the top of the staircase, to the Apple Grand Central Store.
The City Room blog reports that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority released renderings Tuesday of the Apple store that is scheduled to open in Grand Central Terminal soon.
Apple had been trying to block the M.T.A. from making the new store images public, but officials decided to release images as construction has now started at the station. Jeffrey Rosen, the agency’s director of real estate, would not say when the store is expected to open.
Apple faced a number of design challenges. It had to work with the New York Police Department to figure out crowd control issues. The M.T.A.’s main concern was resolving how commuters and Apple faithfuls would coexist during the release of new Apple products, when lines can sometimes stretch several city blocks long.
On Monday, The Real Deal, a New York City real estate magazine, spotted construction at the site of the Apple Store. The magazine said on its Facebook page that workers “seemed to be removing the furnishings — mostly tables and chairs — from the former Métrazur space and erecting scaffolding. The construction manager declined any further access to the site.”
You can see the renderings, architectural layouts and photos of the upcoming Apple Store in the images below.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Apple Grand Central Store

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

European Telescope Detection of Oxygen in Space

European Space Agency's Herschel Telescope has found the first evidence regarding the confirmation of the presence of molecular oxygen in space, says a report published this week in the Journal of Astrophysics.

The trail has long escaped the astronomers were found in the stars in the constellation Orion.

"Oxygen gas discovered in the 1770s, but it took us more than 230 years to finally say with certainty that this very simple molecules exist in space," says Paul Goldsmith, Herschel project scientist at NASA's agency laboratory in California.

Astronomers say that the oxygen contained in the ice covering the surface of small dust grains, which releases water and oxygen when warm.

"This explains where some oxygen may be hiding," said Goldsmith.

"But we did not find it in large quantities, and still do not understand what is special about where we find it. The universe still keep many secrets."

NASA provides several technologies to support the science instruments on the Herschel telescope, launched in 2009. (*)
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Memory Crystals Superman Becomes Real

Next, the computer can instantly store their data into the hard drive is made of glass, according to research British scientists are developing ways to store information similar to the "memory crystals" in the movie Superman.

Researchers at the University of Southampton using a laser to rearrange the atoms in the pieces of glass, and turn it into a new type of computer memory.

They claim the memory glass is much more stable and durable than hard-drive memory type of memory currently only have a limited life or just a few decades alone and vulnerable to damage from high temperatures and humidity.

Memory glass that can withstand temperatures up to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit, water resistant and can survive for thousands of years without causing information lost.

Scientists claim that information can be written, erased and rewritten into the molecular structure of glass by using a laser.

The process of change in light travels through glass, creating a vortex of light polarized so that it can be read in many ways such data in an optical fiber.

Memory glass compared to the "memory crystals" in a Superman movie, which contains video footage and data stored on their parents. Recording and data in the memory crystal that can be played back.

Martynas Beresna, Researcher of the Project of the University of Southampton Optoelectronics Research Centre said that currently they can store up to 50GB of data in a piece of glass no larger than a cell phone laya or equivalent with a Blu-ray Disc.

He said, "We have developed a memory, means this data can be stored in glass and durable. Memory is very stable and secure glass of portable memory.

"The memory of this glass is very useful for organizations that require large data archives. Today, a company must be able to use their files every five to ten years while the old hard-drive memory is relatively short.

"The museum wanted to keep the information or places like the National Archives where they have a large number of documents, will really benefit."

Storage process, which is done by melaser dots small trail called "voxels" into pure silica glass. That process makes the glass opaque and with a bit of light polarization. Can then be read using an optical detector.

The scientists, whose research is published in the scientific journal Applied Physics Letters, now working at a company Altechna Lithuania to bring that technology to market, Los Angeles Times reported.

Bits Pics: Anonymous Protests in San Francisco

More than a dozen masked members of the hacker group Anonymous disrupted service on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system on Monday to protest the killing of a 45-year-old man by police officers last month.

The group also protested BART officials’ decision to kill wireless and cellular activity at a number of BART stations over the weekend to break up a similar protest.

Below is a collection of images from Monday’s protest, which lasted several hours and resulted in the temporary closure of several BART stations as police in riot gear tried to quell the protests. Although the protest became heated at moments, officials said no one was arrested.

technology/bits-anon/bits-anon-custom1.jpg" alt="DESCRIPTION" />Nick Bilton/The New York Times Riot police stood at the ready on the train platform as protestors began blocking train doors while taunting officers and BART officials.technology/bits-anon/bits-anon-custom2.jpg" alt="DESCRIPTION" />Nick Bilton/The New York Times An Anonymous member wearing the group’s signature Guy Fawkes mask answered questions about the protests.

technology/bits-anon/bits-anon-custom4.jpg" alt="DESCRIPTION" />Jeff Chiu/Associated Press In response to BART officials’ killing cellular service in stations over the weekend during a similar protest, several protestors held cellphones and chanted, “Can you hear me now?”technology/bits-anon/bits-anon-custom5.jpg" alt="DESCRIPTION" />David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News Anonymous members also protested on the street outside some San Francisco train stations.technology/bits-anon/bits-anon-custom3.jpg" alt="DESCRIPTION" />Nick Bilton/The New York Times After protestors became rowdy, BART police encircled the train platform as they prepared to close down the train station.technology/bits-anon/bits-anon-custom6.jpg" alt="DESCRIPTION" />David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News Kevin King, a San Francisco resident, stood outside the Civic Center BART station to protest against members of Anonymous. Earlier in the day, the group hacked a BART Web site and leaked the names and phone numbers of hundreds of customers online.