Power, driving the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, won the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg for the second time since 2010. What’s amplifies that result is that the North Carolina resident has won the past three races bridging the seasons, and has led at least 16 laps in the past six races. He has registered 22 victories now in 122 Indy car starts.
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology new. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point.
This is the Daily Roundup on AkibaTech provided by @DSM_Corp, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours — all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
Earlier Yesterday, Google unveiled Android Wear: a Nexus-like platform designed to power wearables, featuring contextual updates similar to Now and the same always-listening feature found on the Moto X. This mobile OS will focus on the smartwatch form factor for now, but Google says that’s just the beginning.
It looks like the rumors were true. An 8GB version of Apple’s iPhone 5c is available from several European carriers on multi-year contracts. And though the colorful handset has also arrived for Australia and China via Apple’s online store, we’ve yet to hear word of US availability.
Motorola’s new wearable, the Moto 360, takes smartwatch form factor back in time (har), boasting a seriously eye-catching design and circular watchface. Powered by Google’s Android Wear, owners can utilize the power of Now from their wrists. What’s more, this isn’t the Moto 360′s only design. It’ll come in a variety of styles once it launches this summer.
Sony’s officially jumping into the VR realm with “Project Morpheus.” Now just a prototype, the two-part headset has a 1080p display and packs a 90-degree field of view. And though it’s still unclear how the device will work with consoles, the hardware you see above will double as a developer kit.
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All the big camera manufacturers headed out to CP+ in Japan this week with something new to show. Fujifilm showcased the X-T1, Sony had the A6000, and Nikon had the slew of point-and-shoots that it unveiled last week. Canon and Sony joined Nikon in unveiling their own slates of new and updated point-and-shoots around the event. But while all three companies unveiled their cameras within a week of each other, their latest lineups have fairly different focuses.
Canon’s latest point-and-shoots are all fairly basic affairs. While Nikon and Sony’s new cameras both try their best to give compelling reasons to use one over a smartphone, three out of Canon’s five new PowerShot point-and-shoots just aim for affordability.
Sony’s cameras, on the other hand, each do a bit more to stand out. First, there’s a trio of cameras with large zoom ranges, the Cyber-shot HX400V, H400, and H300. The star of the show may be the H400, which is capable of zooming out to the equivalent of 1550mm. Though the more expensive HX400V doesn’t zoom as far — only to 1200mm — it has a newer processor and builds in Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, and a higher-resolution display, making the camera far more accessible. The final in the trio, the H300, zooms out to just 875mm, but it’s also priced at $219.99 — not all that much above a far more basic point-and-shoot.
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A cube, it is not made to run but if we give it the necessary “forces”, maybe…! That’s what scientists from the Swiss Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control decided to work on! the possibility to permit an object such as a cube from moving. Here is the Cubli.
The Cubli is a 15cm cube that integrates sensors, motors and propellers and other, who is able to walk, jump or stand upright on its tip or edge. But better than words, I’ll let you see the video after the break to see the jump.
Now imagine that kind of engine integrated into everyday objects, like a smartphone to be held right instead of vibrating! I love it! Let’s us know what you think in the comment section.
A video of the three dimensional Cubli prototype balancing.
A video of the one dimensional Cubli prototype jumping up and balancing.
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Today we learn that Disney has a new person in his staff, and not just any! the co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsay, also known simply as @jack , has joined the company, according to a press release of the brand. The great entrepreneur Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and Square payment system, adds a new string to his bow. He integrates indeed the board of Disney.
This very exclusive club, where Steve Jobs has long served, therefore a small room for Jack Dorsey whose position of “independent director” takes “effective immediately.”
Dorsay tweets after: ““I only hope we don’t lose sight of one thing—that it was all started by a mouse.”—Walt Disney”
Thus, the man joined the board of Disney retained his seat in Twitter, and is also still at the head of his other company, Square. His new appointment is effective immediately and Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, clearly indicates that Dorsay role will be to improve the ” use of the latest technologies and platforms to reach more people and improve our relationships with our customers”. He does not leave his chosen field and will help Disney to develop in the field of social networks.
Humor should be restricted to a certain class of people and handled with care. Especially on social networks. The last to be made in the cost is the communication manager of a large U.S. media group, fired after tweeted a racist joke.
Do you remember that American animator, crazy about hunting who sparked controversy by publishing on social networks photos representing her hunting trophies. Two world petitions had been launched against her.
Today is another American who is talking about her. Up there a few days, Justice Sacco was responsible communication of InterActiveCorp (IAC), a large group of American media (The Daily Beast, Excite, Vimeo).
Friday, December 20, before taking the plane to Cape Town in South Africa where she went on a family vacation (she is the daughter of a South African mining magnate), she tweet this message from the Heathrow airport (which will make some people say that her phone may have been hacked)
« Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white! »
She cuts her phone and left for a flight of 11 hours, far from imagining what her tweet is being caused. Despite his 200 followers, her tweet goes around the world, prompting strong reactions, not to say a digital lynching. Realizing that she is in flight and therefore unable to look at her notifications. A trending hashtag #HasJustineLandedYet and parody account @LOLJustineSacco quickly appeared on Twitter after Sacco sent the tweet. The Buzzfeed website stands a compilation of her most tendentious tweets. A fake Facebook account under her name was also created, where a post links to http://www.justinesacco.com, which brings up a donation page against AIDS for Aid for Africa.
A trending hashtag #HasJustineLandedYet and parody account @LOLJustineSacco quickly appeared on Twitter after Sacco sent the tweet. A fake Facebook account under her name was also created, where a post links to http://www.justinesacco.com, which brings up a donation page for Aid for Africa.
Upon arrival in South Africa, the young woman taking the measure of the ongoing controversy. She deletes the tweet in question and finally her Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts shortly after. Unfortunately for her, things have gone too far and seem irreversible because meanwhile the direction of IAC issued a statement in which they severely distance their employee, (InterActive Corp issued a statement on Saturday distancing itself from the tweet and saying the employee was fired.) accoring to the NYT about her tweet “offensive and hurtful” that “do not reflect values and points of view” of IAC adding that there is “no excuse for hate speech that were made and we unequivocally condemn.” However, they hope that this will not give rise to the conviction of a person who has always been” decent”. However, later, any reference to Justice Sacco will be deleted from the site and its dismissal announced by the company on Saturday afternoon.
InterActive Corp issued a statement to ABC News Saturday distancing itself from the tweet and saying the employee was fired.
“There is no excuse for the hateful statements that have been made and we condemn them unequivocally,” the InterActive Corp statement said. “We hope, however, that time and action, and the forgiving human spirit, will not result in the wholesale condemnation of an individual who we have otherwise known to be a decent person at core.”
On Sunday, the young woman tries public apology in a statement transcribed by ABC News:
“Words cannot express how sorry I am, and how necessary it is for me to apologize to the people of South Africa, who I have offended due to a needless and careless tweet,” Sacco said. “There is an AIDS crisis taking place in this country, that we read about in America, but do not live with or face on a continuous basis. Unfortunately, it is terribly easy to be cavalier about an epidemic that one has never witnessed firsthand.
“For being insensitive to this crisis — which does not discriminate by race, gender or sexual orientation, but which terrifies us all uniformly — and to the millions of people living with the virus, I am ashamed.
“This is my father’s country, and I was born here. I cherish my ties to South Africa and my frequent visits, but I am in anguish knowing that my remarks have caused pain to so many people here; my family, friends and fellow South Africans. I am very sorry for the pain I caused.”
These days of digital fury have puzzled numbers of users and observers, including Slate , questioning the role of social networks that are at the pinnacle of certain persons for unknown reasons and engage others to condemnation and court popular.
George Hotz most commonly known as: Geohot – has accomplished many things in his hackers carrier. In 2007, aged just 17, he became the first person to successfully jailbreak an iPhone, and within three years he’d also managed to hack the until-then secure PlayStation 3. After Sony filed a lawsuit against him for the hack, Hotz memorably took to YouTube to release a rap track in response.
Although he still codes, and recently won a competition for doing so, Geohot has another ambition: to be a successful rapper. And he’s apparently got the Soundcloud account to prove it.
Hiding with your laptop, in a bag of groceries
Ingots in sacks, hoping thats said jokingly
Leaving me to hashtag wait and hope and see
Behind 7 proxies, you ran all locally.
Under the name tomcr00se, it appears Hotz began to unleash his musical talents on the world a few months ago. “I write 16s sometimes. I should probably start sharing them if I ever want to make it as a rapper,” the aspiring MC says. Treading the fine line between straight rap and 808s and Heartbreaks-era Kanye (“Cycles”), Hotz has a collection of freestyles, track previews, and 16-bar rhymes ready for your listening pleasure.
Hotz tackles a wide range of topics and takes on a number of seemingly conflicted personas during his adventures in rap. While his hacking background shines through in some tracks (“25 Down Guarana”) much of his material focuses on tired bitch-’n’-ho tropes and Slim Shady-esque lyrics intended to shock and disgust (“Literally Sick”).
Round up a cavewoman, stomp her out with doc martens
Screaming bitch make me dinner like a little white Cartman
And she’s too old to get her face put on milk cartons
Baby by the milk man, fuck no, abortion
Please can I keep it, ho quit your talkin’
Only carriage she rocks is off a cliff: Clara Barton.