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September 23, 2008

New Micro Air Vehicle Military Technology about to be deployed

Filed under: iNews Headlines — netmobil @ 7:25 am

The military has some stealthy new technology in the pipeline it would seem. Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Technology is a development by the United States Air Force. MAV’s are tiny robotic drones that have been designed to look like a bird or an insect. They can fly into an area unnoticed and spy on the enemy or even be used to fly up to take a deadly shot at an enemy force before they even realize what it is.

MAV technology may become a useful weapon by the Defense Department soon. Relatively massive funds have been put into into the scientific development of these micro flying machines. The Pentagon and Aerospace in particular have been working on these for more than a decade. The Air Force Research Laboratory apparently a projected 2015 date to put these first of their kind MAV’s into military use.

In the research and development of this new technology, the scientist and researches studied small insects, fruit flies and birds to design this tiny new aircraft. It will be very light and will be able to be carried in the soldier’s rucksack.

UAVs or Unmanned Arial Vehicles are already in use by the military but nothing has been used as small as these MAV’s will be.

In the United Kingdo, the Special Forces have been testing a 28inch MAV which they have termed the “Wasp”. They have used it so far to monitor the battlefields in Afghanistan. Now the US Marine Corps have placed an order for them. These particular Wasps may have explosives fitted to them to be used on surprise assaults.

These small MAV’s are being made by AeroVironment, a firm which is currently based in California. The Air Force has had a goal to finish testing the MAV so it can be deployed by 2015. By 2030, the Air Force desires to be able to deploy it. They are formulating the technology of being able to deploy swarms of these MAV’s so that a lot of site data may be gained at one time. There are a ton of non-military uses for these MAV’s as well, such as for search and rescue operations.

Google’s Picasa Software Technology

Filed under: Software News — netmobil @ 5:29 am

Hartmut Neven, a German-born Physicist, has developed new software technology that was bought by Google. It is facial recognition software that is able to immediately identify faces. This new technology will no longer be going through thousands of computer file names and folders when looking for a particular person. Instead, it will be able to identify photos that you have uploaded to the web. Neven joined Google’s Picasa program and photo editing and management software to come up with the new facial recognition software. He spent 2 years developing this new technology.

The new software is now being used and as expected, getting rave reviews for its accuracy. Neven now works a lead technical manager at Google. The facial recognition software incorporates the Picasa Web Albums and Google online photo sharing service.

Google upgraded its Picas desktop photo-editing application so that it can upload pictures faster. The Face Recognition program uses the web.  After you upload the picture you want to the Web Album, you add the nametag. Your photos will be put into groups of people based on their faces.

All you have to do is match the right name with the right faces. After that you can open up groups of photos that have those particular faces connected to the names you are looking for. The new software takes measurements of where the eyes and nose are for example. This new software is expected to be very popular because more and more people are trying to organize their pictures and this will make it much easier. It is going to save the consumer a lot of time.

The new facial software may later become useful with government agencies for use in passports. This way when passengers go thru security in airports, they will be able to be recognized by computers instead of people and this should save time also.

September 18, 2008

DemoFall Unveils New iPhone Apps

Filed under: iNews Headlines — netmobil @ 7:32 pm

One of the most presented item at DemoFall were the iPhone apps, the developers have software that will be invaluable to some iPhone users.

   Some of the new apps that were shown with the iPhone are WebDiet, this will help users with calories, others that will be involved in software apps is Echo Nest, Rudder, SkyData and Telnic. Mapflow is a not app that is not only a mapping software but it also aids drivers in finding people that are looking for rides. It also has safety in mind while doing this and the persons picture will be shown and there is a fee for the riders per mile. This they feel will be an attractive feature while the price of gas climbs. One of the features is the ability to choose they ride with this includes women being able to ride only with other women to feel secure in using this service.

 According to CEO Richard Bryce of Mapflow, the platform of the iPhone is what they feel is the most important project to be working on at this time.

   Most of these apps are not in the App Store yet and some are still being tested, but there are many developers that are now building software around the iPhone platform. All in all I think this is pretty cool stuff. Los Angeles personal injury attorneys. Your link here.

September 12, 2008

Mobile Broadband Cards Can Be A Great Thing

Filed under: Uncategorized — netmobil @ 7:14 pm

  Mobile Broadband cards can be great things, I swear by them. It’s an Internet connection everywhere, in the house, in the car even camping or on a boat. I wouldn’t ever be without my card, but and yes there is the all-famous but.

   A few weeks ago my mobile broadband card started acting up, the connection speed would slow down to a point where it was impossible to go anyplace on the Internet.  So, I called the company and talked to their tech support. The person I spoke with was helpful and sent a packet to the card and thought that should help and told me they would call back on Wednesday. This was on Monday so for those two days I would know if this had done any good for my connection.

  No such luck the connection would still bog down and be so slow there was no going anyplace. The person I spoke with true to their word called me Wednesday and said what I needed was a new card and she was sending it out.

  Great a new card, no more connection problems! Then I received an email telling me my new broadband card had been shipped.

   All sounds good, not so. I had moved a few months before and for some reason when I confirmed my new home address they had it right, even the zip code. The bad thing is when the new broadband card was sent out it was sent to my old address 1650 miles away.

   Back to the phone, I did reach them and got the new card stopped and taken back to FedX where it was supposed to be re-routed to my new home address. That is where the three-week problem started, FedX decided to hold my card ransom. Yes, they really did, when I called to see if it was making its journey north two days after this, I was told that the person that had stopped it did not have the authority to change the address on it and someone that was on their authorized list would have to call them.

  On the phone again, this time to the broadband company, I explained the situation and after being placed on hold the agent came back on the phone and asked if I could authorize it. Well, the clear answer to me is no! How possibly could I tell them it was okay to send it changing the address.

   After another 30 minutes off and on hold I gave up and hung up because I am not sure I could have been nice at that point. Not to mention that is the day I had to pay their bill for a mobile broad band card that was not working right.

   I waited two days till I calmed down and called my company back, this time the agent understood what had gone on and checked it out. FedX gave up, they sent the card back to the company. So, to make a long story short this agent checked my address with me again, ordered a new one to be sent over night FedX. Three weeks later I have the new card.

September 9, 2008

Mobile Technology Moving To New Heights

Filed under: iNews Headlines — netmobil @ 1:23 am

 

   Devices for using the Internet have gone from having no way to make a laptop mobile to cell phone hook ups and then mobile broad band cards. It also has become easier to take information with you with the use of USB sticks.

   It is even easier now to take it with you with a virtual machine, with this it is possible to even use a public computer and leave no footprints. With this all of the information that needs to be accessed can be using a Windows based computer and an application virtualization, like Microsoft Application Virtualization or the program by Symantec SVS that is free for personal use.

   Now there is no more trying to fit everything on a PDA for business, because with this all the data and the applications that are on the computer can be taken along and accessed on any computer. The best part it all the information can be carried on something as small as a USB stick. That makes this real desktop mobility unlike any other mobile technology. .

Apple To Reach Goal Of 10 Million iPhones?

Filed under: iNews Headlines — netmobil @ 12:58 am

 Apple has sold 8 million iPhones and it looks like they might reach the goal they set for themselves, 10 million by the end of 2008. With several months to go it seems all together possible that they will make their goal of 10 million sold much earlier than expected even as early as September. There are two groups that have been watching this closely, the Observers’s Apple Finance Board and Investors Villiage AAPL Sanity.

 The members of these boards have been tracking the sales of these phones and recording them on a big Google spreadsheet that can be found on the Internet. They are able to do this by using the International Mobile Equipment Identity numbers of the iPhones that have been sold. These sales include the Apple 3G iPhone, with approximately 5,649,000 manufactured and 2.4 million first generation iPhones. Numbers like this show that Apple has manufactured well above 8 million iPhones this year with several months left to go in 2008. This and the complied spreadsheet have iPhone watchers certain that the Apple Corporation will make its goal of 10 million of their phones sold before the beginning of 2009. In other news, Apple has launched it’s product in some twenty nations around the world. In this summer’s second rollout of the iPhone 3G, Apple introduced the smart phone in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia and Uruguay.IPhone 3G stocks in the U.S. have increased, according to both Apple’s availability tool and statements by AT&T Inc. Every Apple store that Computerworld checked today, for example, had a full complement of iPhones to sell: the $199 8GB model and both versions of the $299 16GB model.

 

 

More iPhone headlines

Filed under: iNews Headlines — netmobil @ 12:33 am

 When the lock is on the iPhone it will still allow the user to make emergency calls and if the home button is double clicked it will open the iPhones favorite menu. This flaw that has been found means that anyone can use the iPhone to call anywhere and if email or websites are there the person can access them also. Apple has been made aware of it and is investigating this flaw is the latest information on Apple. One way to deal with this flaw for now is to remove the double click function on the iPhone for the home key.  The iPhone according to Apple and Steve Jobs was to be a secure cell phone until this flaw was found it seemed to be the most secure phone on the market.

In international news, the iPhone pay as go model will be made available in U.K. This will be an exciting month for those waiting for a different solution to the iPhone, the Apple iPhone 3G is going to go on the market in the U.K. pay as you go, it is planned to be available on September 16th and the 8GB and the 16 GB iPhones will both be available. It is set up so that customers of the pay as you go plan will have all the advantages that other iPhone users have with two exceptions. The pay as you go iPhones will not have visual voicemail and call merging available.

 They will have unlimited 3G and Wi-Fi web browsing, this will last with these phones for 12 months. After the first 12 months the iPhone owners will have the choice to carry the plan for an extra fee.

   These pay as you go iPhones are planned to be sold in many locations making it easy for anyone in the U.K. to find the phones. Makers of the iPhone are excited about these pay as you go phones being available to consumers that might not get a cell phone without this advantage of 3G and Wi-Fi along with their phone. 

 

 

 

 

 

September 7, 2008

New Vulnerability Found In iPhones

Filed under: iNews Headlines — netmobil @ 9:40 pm

The iPhone that has been bragged about because of how secure it is, because it is no longer since a new flaw has been found. The phone that can be wiped remotely has now been found to have a flaw that can let the phone be used by anyone.

   When the lock is on the iPhone it will still allow the user to make emergency calls and if the home button is double clicked it will open the iPhones favorite menu.

   This flaw that has been found means that anyone can use the iPhone to call anywhere and if email or websites are there the person can access them also.

   Apple has been made aware of it and is investigating this flaw is the latest information on Apple.

  One way to deal with this flaw for now is to remove the double click function on the iPhone for the home key.

   The iPhone according to Apple and Steve Jobs was to be a secure cell phone until this flaw was found it seemed to be the most secure phone on the market. 

Meanwhile in other iPhone related news headlines, an iPhone To Hook To yourmay soon become a reality. According to reports Steve Jobs supposedly when questions surfaced about tethering laptops to iPhones he replied that this could become a reality soon. One iPhone user that asked this question has stated that Steve Jobs personally answered his queries. He went on to state that they are working with AT&T to make it possible to tether a laptop to the iPhone to surf the net.

   These statements by Jobs come after the removal of NetShare from the iTunes App Store. This allowed users to tether laptops to the iPhones mobile network by using Wi-Fi.

   A Canadian carrier also hinted that there could be a solution to the problem soon and they  will allow customers to tether laptops through the handset.

   This has been a quick way to access the Internet for some time and it appears that Apple will soon join with the technology added to the iPhone.

  There has been no official statement by Apple making the statements by Steve Jobs something for debate, until an announcement from the Apple Corporation if there is a solution in the works with the AT&T Company. 

 

 

September 6, 2008

Scratch-n-Sniff Laptops

Filed under: Internet Issues — netmobil @ 7:42 am

A new technology that is being used by ASUS is all about appealing to all your senses, the sense of smell included. The Taiwanese Company and maker of Asus laptops is coming out with a new one that has been designed to affect the mood of the user by releasing 4 different scents. You don’t really scratch and sniff this laptop. It lets off it’s own fragrance by the use of cologne. They have somehow come up with a type of heat transfer that releases the scent from the laptop. This is accomplished with the use of a plastic film that has been scented and then put on the laptop. Asus says the scent can last between a minimum of three months up to about 6 months of scented release. When the weather is cold the scent lasts longer and when it’s hot or it is in a windy place, the scent will fade faster. Asus has made them so the laptop does not have to be turned on to release the scent. It comes in 4 scents that have been assigned to 4 different colors. The first scent is Musky Black on the black laptop. The second scent is Floral Blossom on the Pink laptop. The third scent is Aqua Ocean on the Blue and the last is Morning Dew on Green.

Asus kept the idea of scent laptops a secret while it was being designed. Designed with young adults in mind, the researches worked for about a year on the designs that will appeal to the young. The downside is that once the scent is gone, there is no way to replace it.

New Software Technology For Laptops May Detect Early Glaucoma

Filed under: PC & Computer News — netmobil @ 7:36 am

New Technology that will put laptops and the PC to an expanded use in the medical field is set to be released soon from London. Laptops and regular PC’s will soon be put to use in the detection of the early stages of Glaucoma. The software that would be used is almost complete and gives great hope for future early detection of Glaucoma. The software being developed is called the Moorefield’s Motion Displacement Test.

 For Glaucoma to be treated successfully it must first be detected and if it is found in the early stages there is a chance for improved treatments to be successful. The innovative technology that will soon be of help has been reported to be the end result of a nine-year development by a team of researchers at the Moorefield’s Eye Hospital Foundation Trust and the Department of Optometry and Visual Science in London. Also the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology was involved in the development of this new technology.

 The hope is to get this software available for download off the Internet so Eye Doctors everywhere will be able to use it to detect Glaucoma. This technology is on the cutting edge for ophthalmology testing and puts laptops and the pc at the center for new medical testing and diagnosis services that have been unheard of in the recent past.

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