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Facebook Working For Adding Profile Photos To Facial Recognition

Facebook is considering incorporating most of its 1 billion-plus members’ profile photos into its growing facial recognition database, expanding the scope of the social network’s controversial technology. The possible move, which Facebook revealed in an update to its data use policy on Thursday, is intended to improve the performance of its “Tag Suggest” feature. The feature uses facial recognition technology to speed up the process of labeling or “tagging” friends and acquaintances who appear in photos posted on the network. The technology currently automatically identifies faces in newly uploaded photos by comparing them only to previous snapshots in which users were tagged. Facebook users can choose to remove tags identifying them in photos posted by others on the site.

A Must Have Solar Charger That Work Indoors Too

 Joos orange is the most powerful and durable portable solar charger you can buy. Recharge smart and regular phones, an iPad, MP3 players, cameras, game devices, and more. Includes charging cables and adapters. In a day and age where texting, Tweeting and other forms of micro-blogging are the standard, it’s now expected for people to be well-connected, and sometimes we take for granted that a critical part of that is having enough battery power. This is where solar device chargers can really come in handy: so long as there’s sunlight, you can keep your cell phone charged. This can be absolutely critical when it comes to disaster preparedness, as folks along Tornado Alley and the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States can attest.

India's First Defense Satellite GSAT-7 Successfully Launched

India's first exclusive defense satellite GSAT-7 on Friday successfully launched from French Guiana Space Centre was Kauru. The satellite will improve the quality of the country's maritime surveillance capability. GSAT-7 Ariane 5 rocket from Kauru through the space center was launched into space.   Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Indian Navy by the end of September, will take advantage of it. The satellite is named Rukmini and to prepare a cost of Rs 185 crore. From the equator to mid-September geostationary orbit 36,000 kilometers of space will be. Pallava Bagla expert scientific satellite of the original details stating, "GSAT-7 will help the Indian Navy secure communications., Indian territory and maritime boundary will be tracked."

Transparent Ionic Speaker, Which uses Ions to Vibrate a Rubber Membrane.

It's a tall order: make a material that conducts electricity, stretches like rubber, expands and contracts when hit with electric current, and is clear as glass. There have been many attempts, but they've all fallen short. Now a Harvard University team has done it by combining a transparent hydrogel with a conductive polymer that behaves like a motor. The work could lead to artificial muscles, transparent loudspeakers and power sources that generate electricity when squeezed or stretched. The study, led by Zhigang Suo, professor of mechanics and materials, appears in this week's journal Science.

Remember The Spanish Tomatina food fight? It Is Not Free Anymore

 The town hosting Spain’s annual tomato-throwing festival, La Tomatina, on Wednesday is charging a fee for the first time.Some 20,000 people from across the world – mostly Australians, Japanese and Britons – will pack the eastern town of Bunol, many wearing goggles to protect their eyes from the stinging juice, before launching into a gigantic one-hour food fight.This year, for the first time, they are paying a minimum of €10 (£8.60) for the privilege of pelting each other with tomatoes in streets that end up flooded in red juice.

NASA building Satellite To Transmit Solar Energy To Earth

NASA's engineers are planning to deliver solar energy on Earth via platforms located in the orbit. John Mankins is heading the project which is in development stages. The project is officially called SPS-ALPHA which stands for Solar Power Satellite Via Arbitrarily Large Phased Array. The idea is to setup an array of solar panels in the shape of a margarita glass to capture solar rays and then use microwave transmission panels to beam the solar energy to the Earth in the form of radio waves. These radio waves will be received on the Earth by a large array of diodes knit together to create a mesh-like structure. This mesh of diodes can be situated anywhere - over large farms, any remote places and even at disaster sites where there are immediate power requirements.

Hopes For Change: An LED Roof Installation That Glow while People Tweets

Designworks created an interactive light installation that launched at Vivid Sydney 2013. The unique sensory experience "Hundreds and Thousands" is comprised of thousands of LED lights that can be controlled individually, and that respond when visitors interact with them.Designed as a tunnel for people to walk through, the LED lights represent the thousands of hopes Australians have. For the last 200 years, the non-profit Benevolent Society (Australia's first charity organization) has taken on the ambitious mission of helping people change their lives through support and education. For "Hundreds and Thousands," visitors were asked to share — in 140 characters or less, using the #hopesforchange hashtag — what positive change they hoped to see take place in the next 200 years. The greater the number of people sharing their hopes on Twitter or the Benevolent Society website, the more dynamic the lighting effects became.

Zip Your Headphones : No More mess

  You may not realise but deep inside every pocket and every handbag lives the spaghetti fairy! She loves nothing more than making everything tangled, twined, twisted and even kerfuddled in to one great big mess. So after years of trying to unloop and pull this bit through that, there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. We have been blessed with the amazing Zip Headphones – such a simple idea that prevents knotting and earphone frustration. Not only do they not tangle in your pockets, they are also tailored to fit. Simply zip them up whilst wearing them and hey presto, no loose cord aimlessly swinging around!You’ll be pleased to know that this time saving device doesn’t come at the expense of reduced  sound quality either as the Zip Headphones give out a whopping 105dB (close to the sound level of a jack hammer!) right into your earholes, whilst the two sized silicone tips give a comfortable custom fit.

Govt of Delhi Building the Huge New Park in Dense City

In a tangle of forgotten, overgrown brush in the heart of India's capital, a quiet plan has been hatched to change the landscape of one of the world's most populous cities. An intricate Mughal garden is being created. Crumbling sandstone tombs nearly lost to history are being rebuilt. An artificial lake is being carved out. The renovation of Sunder Nursery is intended to serve as the catalyst for an even more ambitious project: the creation of a mammoth, iconic park that would rival New York's Central Park as a refuge from urban chaos.

Samsung Galaxy Note III will Be A 4K Recorder

Samsung’s next generation phablet is expected to be officially unveiled at the company’s pre-IFA event on September 4th. Samsung’s smart watch, the Galaxy Gear is also expected to be unveiled at the Unpacked: Episode 2 event.According to sources speaking to the Korea Economic Daily, the Samsung Galaxy Note III will come with a 4K video camera and upgraded 24 bit sound recording. Previously, Samsung’s smartphones have featured cameras capable of recording 1080p video and 16-bit sound.

US Government Want to Ban Android Devices For Its Employees

A document was jointly produced by the US Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice. It aims to highlight the dangers of malware on Google’s operating system. Android was approved to be used by government employees last year. Apple’s iOS is also on the approved devices list.The government report found that nearly four out of every five pieces of mobile malware are written to attack Android devices.The vast majority of Android malware takes the form of SMS Trojans, root kits and fake Google Play domainsBoth the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice blamed Google’s open approach to Android as the root cause for the amount of malware and the apparent ease with which is is created and disseminated.It pointed to Apple’s iOS as accounting for only 0.7 per cent of mobile OS malware threats, despite powering nearly 30 per cent of US smartphones.

Confirmed: Skype Working on 3D Video Calls

The news was revealed by a senior executive in an interview . There had been speculation about the possibility after the firm posted an advert in April saying it wanted to find a way to create "body-doubles" for workers unable to travel to meetings.However, the executive warned it could be many years before the tech launched."We've done work in the labs looking at the capability of 3D-screens and 3D-capture," said Microsoft's corporate vice-president for Skype, Mark Gillett."We've seen a lot of progress in screens and a lot of people now buy TVs and computer monitors that are capable of delivering a 3D image.

Teen Designs Device That Could Double The Life Of Airplane Tires

Phillipe Lothaller, a 17-year-old senior from Cape Town, South Africa, has invented a device that could save airlines big money by extending the life of tires. The metal device at left is an early mock-up of the design. A newer version (seen in white at center) has pop-up scoops instead of fixed ones. When retracted, the scoops don’t interfere with a plane’s protective wheel wells. Credit: Patrick Thornton, SS Nervous air travelers concerned about the risks of aging planes may first worry about how well the wings or engine are holding up.

NASA Tests 3D Printed Powerful Rocket Engine?

This test is a milestone for one of many important advances the agency is making to reduce the cost of space hardware. Innovations like additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, foster new and more cost-effective capabilities in the U.S. space industry. The component tested during the engine firing, an injector, delivers propellants to power an engine and provides the thrust necessary to send rockets to space. During the injector test, liquid oxygen and gaseous hydrogen passed through the component into a combustion chamber and produced 10 times more thrust than any injector previously fabricated using 3-D printing.

New York Times website Attaked by Hakers again

The New York Times website has attacked second time this month. The company described as a "malicious external attack".On its Facebook page , the Times said it was working to fix the outage, A technical problem knocked offline on 14 August. Analysts said evidence showed a group supporting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was behind Tuesday's attack. The website was partially back online three hours later, although some users still reported difficulties. During the outage the New York Times published new articles on its Facebook page as well as a mirror site .

Watered your Phone? Still can Save It. SeeHow

Take the phone out of the water as soon as possible . Ports for hands free kit, tiny hole for microphone, charging, usb cable connectivity and the plastic covers on cell phones even though tight can freely allow water to enter the phone in a just a few seconds of time. Grab your phone quickly, and pull the battry immediately, as leaving it on can cause it to short circuit – if it has been in water, assume it is waterlogged whether it is still working or not. Your phone may not be too damaged if you take it out of the water right away .

Journalist hails "Go Topless day" In Interview With Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray

Canadian journalist Lori Welbourne tried to prove a point on International Go Topless Day by going topless during an interview with a local mayor. Welbourne was interviewing Kelowna mayor Walter Gray about whether it was legal for women to go topless in public. After defending a woman's right to do so, Welbourne asked Gray to hold her microphone and undid her halter top to bare her breasts.He barely bat an eye.  "What are you doing?" he asked."It's really hot in here," she replied.

Greek Yogurt banned by US Air Force Over Anti-Drug Policy Concerns

The Air Force warned personnel over the weekend to steer clear of a specific flavor of Chobani Greek yogurt that includes hemp seeds. Hemp contains trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive ingredient also found in marijuana, classified alongside heroin and LSD as a Schedule I drug under federal law. The Air Force, as part of its anti-drug policy, added hemp seed oil products and hemp seed to a list of forbidden substances in 1999, over concerns that they could confuse the results of drug tests regularly given to service members.Chobani's Blueberry Power Flip is the latest victim of that prohibition.

Adison's ticker-tape machine now prints tweets

A web developer from Cumbria has built a modern version of a 19th Century ticker-tape machine which prints out tweets.The 'twittertape' device was built from scratch using second-hand parts from clocks and other sources, said creator Adam Vaughan.The wooden base hides a thermal printer and a micro-controller, he added.Share prices were traditionally distributed via telegraph lines and printed out on ticker-tape machines.They were invented in 1867 and some original machines are now considered to be high value antiques.

WORLD'S most Unique and Expencive Rolls-Royce is in Kanpur India!

In 2006 a team of foreign nationals Kanpur suddenly one day, Tariq Ibrahim arrived at the villa. Tariq Ibrahim suddenly at his home were not surprised to see so many foreigners.Old car-loving American and European civil Frequently Silver Ghost Rolls-Royce cars made their home in 1913 year to keep coming. But the idea turned out to be wrong. All these people were senior officers of the Rolls-Royce company. He did not see the car they buy. Rolls-Royce showroom in Mumbai wanted to open its first in India. Tariq Ibrahim in the car to show the showroom was chosen.

Fork That keep Track of you Feeding

 Take it Easy..! If this fork could talk, that’s what it’d be saying. It can’t talk, but an indicator light does flash when you’re guzzling, helping you slow down and preventing you gaining too much weight, getting indigestion, and other health issues.It uploads data from your meal to your computer too, so you can keep an eye on your intake. Online Dashboard at, you can Assess and manage all the data from your devices,Set your workout objectives, track your progress and score points in the HAPILABS challenge and can Share your HAPImoments online with your friends.

LED Watch Inspired by Jet Ingine Blades

Inspired by aviation and automotive themes, Kisai Blade features a custom made turbine-style lens beneath which digital tube LEDs rotate like a propellor to display the time in an easy to read way. Kisai Blade has two time modes, date mode, alarm, light-up animation and is USB rechargeable.There are two time displays programmed.What really brings this watch design to life is its character enhancing animation. When turned on, the vivid LED blades rotate rapidly like a jet engine once every 15 minutes between 6pm and midnight.

Device That Electrify any ordinary Bicycle !

We often see good ideas and time as we see great ideas! This is the case of this accessory called Rubbee that turns any ordinary bicycle into an electric bicycle. It is an engine that can finally convince you to trade your car for a bike, even if only for a few days. The Rubbee Electric is super light and has 800W of power, enough to provide a speed of up to 24 Km / h, all generated by rechargeable batteries. The equipment complies with alloy wheels and tires 16-29 20mm to 60mm (2.3 "). It weighs 6.5 kg and has a range (without pedaling) of 30km and 20km using average acceleration using throttle.

Electric Poke : If you spend much time on Facebook you ll be shoked

PHD students at MIT have created an accessory that gives a shock to users who spend a lot of time on Facebook. Taking the famous "poke" of social networking to a whole different level. According to the group, Pavlov Poke is in testing and is not expected to leave the university campus. The equipment is a small Arduino board, connected via USB to the computer, which sends shocks by a keypad of hand rest that must be connected to the keyboard. The gadget is monitoring the online activity of the user and thus it accesses Facebook, and a signal is sent and and so a shock is delivered.

What the hell is Aurora?

An aurora is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere (thermosphere). The charged particles originate in the magnetosphere and solar wind and, on Earth, are directed by the Earth's magnetic field into the atmosphere.Most aurorae occur in a band known as the auroral zone , which is typically 3° to 6° in latitudinal extent and at all local times or longitudes. The auroral zone is typically 10° to 20° from the magnetic pole defined by the axis of the Earth's magnetic dipole.  Photo

Grimes :why dont you go to live in a cave

You won't see musician Grimes taking selfies on her gadgets while she's hosting the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet special Sunday — because she doesn't own a smartphone and hasn't since she lost her phone more than three years ago and decided not to replace it. "Whenever I tweet, you know I'm at home on my Macbook," Grimes, born as Claire Boucher, told Mashable . "When I'm engaging with the Internet, I like to be engaging with the Internet. And when I'm engaging with someone or something offline, I like being offline."

Rumore: Samsung Galaxy Gear to come in Raimbow colors

Samsung's smart watch will come in four different colors at launch, with a fifth color coming a week later, SamMobile reports citing insider sources.Samsung's wearable device, rumored to be called Galaxy Gear, according to the report, will come in white, orange, gray and black. The fifth color will be the slightly more exclusive white gold, though Samsung will likely give all these colors distinctive, fancy names. A smart watch is partly a techno gadget and partly a fashion statement, so it makes sense to offer it in multiple colors. For comparison, Samsung's Galaxy S4 is available in white, black, blue, red, purple, brown and pink. SamMobile also pegs the shipping date for the device at late September or early October, noting that it might shift back or forth "a week or two."

Scare of Needles? Buzzy device makes injections less painful

How many of you out there actually have the fear of needles, and hate going to the doctor to get your shot? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you would be in good company with a number of children too, who happen to share the same fear as you. There is something quite unnerving about having a really large needle inserted into your body, although thinking about it as some form of acupuncture might help a wee bit. Here is one device that has definitely proven itself in trials and tests-buzzy .Just what the heck is the Buzzy, you ask? Well, the Buzzy happens to be a unique and new device which is capable of relieving the stinging pain of shots, and it is currently assisting children and adults around the world by offering them an instant pain management solution.

Windows 8 PCs vulnerable to cyberthreats:German agency

A German government technology agency has warned that new security technology in computers running Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system may actually make PCs more vulnerable to cyberthreats, including sabotage. Germany's Federal Office for Information Security, or BSI, said in a statement posted on its website on Wednesday that federal government agencies and critical infrastructure operators should pay particular attention to the risk.The warning comes after weeks of public indignation in Germany over leaks related to U.S. surveillance programs.

Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer to retire soon

In a statement, Microsoft said Ballmer would retire "upon the completion of a process to choose his successor. In the meantime, Ballmer will continue as CEO and will lead Microsoft through the next steps of its transformation to a devices and services company that empowers people for the activities they value most." Market scrutiny will now likely shift to who will be tapped to succeed Ballmer. Despite that uncertainty, investors applauded the news by sending Microsoft's shares surging by more than 7 percent — adding a whopping $24 billion to the software company's market capitalization from Thursday's close.

Now Spray yourself the Cofee energy

Some of us are coffee drinkers. Other people like energy drinks; vodka and Red Bull has been a fixture in clubs since the 1990s. Technology, though, will now let anyone who wants a boost avoid the business of actually having to drink the stuff. The product is called Sprayable Energy, the invention of Deven Soni and Ben Yu. It’s a plastic spritzer that releases a mist of caffeine-laced liquid onto the skin. The idea is that the caffeine gets into the bloodstream without having to actually drink a liquid like coffee or tea. The caffeine would give a bigger jolt than when you drink it because it isn’t going through the stomach, so it hits the brain faster.