The November issue of The Atlantic magazine celebrates its 160th anniversary with a cover story on a search for the Science of Creativity -- "Inside Google's Moonshot Factory". The Atlantic's Senior Editor Derek Thompson, "was granted rare access to the secretive lab at X to see what it can teach us about breakthroughs and the lost art of invention." It's a well written piece: Google X and the Science of Radical Creativity How the secretive Silicon Valley lab is trying to resurrect the lost art of invention A snake-robot designer, a balloon scientist, a liquid-crystals technologist, an extra dimensional physicist, a psychology geek, an electronic-materials wrangler, and a journalist walk into a room...The setting is X, the so-called moonshot factory at Alphabet, the parent company of Google... The people in this room have a particular talent: They dream up far-out answers to crucial problems. Thompson's conclusion after several days in the lab is that there is no rush to create … [Read more...] about The media distractions of Google’s X lab ventures
UAV or UFO? Exclusive New Photos of the Navy's X-47B No, it's not a UFO. This is the U.S. Navy's latest unmanned strike airplane, the X-47B . The Northrop Grumman–built stealth aircraft is currently flight testing. In 2013, these prototype planes will be used to demonstrate the first carrier-based launches and recoveries by an autonomous, low-observable unmanned aircraft. This new image of the X-47B with its landing gear raised comes courtesy of the folks at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. It was taken Sept. 30 at Edwards Air Force Base in California. … [Read more...] about UAV or UFO? Exclusive New Photos of the Navy’s X-47B
posted on 01 Mar 2014, 00:01 13 1. Johnnokia (Posts: 1158; Member since: 27 May 2012) Yes, Regular users do care so much.. Even my Grandma told me ''Have you see the beautiful new Nokia?, they said it gonna be very affordable'' posted on 01 Mar 2014, 00:10 16 2. Florin.T (Posts: 278; Member since: 16 Dec 2013) Um, the question was if they know or care if it's based on Android, not if they know or care about the phone in general. posted on 01 Mar 2014, 00:17 7 4. Johnnokia (Posts: 1158; Member since: 27 May 2012) Yes Florin, 8. Tas09 (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Jan 2014) Johnnokia, you missed the whole point of this article pal. This article is NOT, and I repeat, it's NOT about the phone in general, rather it's OS and how it functions. posted on 01 Mar 2014, 00:18 4 5. alterecho (Posts: 1105; Member since: 23 Feb 2012) If they know it forces Microsoft services on the user, they won't care. 16. sharks (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Feb 2013) … [Read more...] about Comments for : Yes, Nokia’s X phones are Android-based, but will regular users know, or care?
More than four years after first unveiling ambitious plans to deliver internet access to remote locations using balloons, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has announced the next phase in its initiative to open up web access — and, by extension, Google’s services — to millions. Balloons positioned high in the sky proved an effective way of transporting data large distances, using an optical communication technology called Free Space Optical Communications (FSOC) to deliver high-speed connectivity through beams of light. However, keeping stratospheric balloons going permanently is a tricky task, which is why Alphabet’s R&D arm, X, has been working on a ground-based solution following the technological ethos of the balloons. Alphabet’s X is working with AP State Fibernet, a telecommunications body owned by India’s Andhra Pradesh state government, to introduce thousands of FSOC boxes across the state. Broadband rollout Andhra … [Read more...] about Alphabet’s X uses light beams from rooftop boxes to bring internet to Indian homes
After months of hype and speculation, Fujifilm has officially lifted the veil on its latest mirrorless camera, the X-T2. A second-generation camera, the X-T2 takes a healthy dose of aesthetic inspiration from its predecessor while stepping up its game in terms of specs.Updated on July 8, 2016: We added new photos from the X-T2 launch event in New York City, as well as some first impressions (not a full review).Stylistically the camera looks similar to the X-T1, but not so inside. At the heart of the X-T2 is a 24.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor. A massive improvement over the X-T1’s 16-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor, this third-generation variant, first introduced in the X-Pro2, is capable of shooting up to 11 frames per second (fps) when used in conjunction with the Vertical Power Booster Grip, a new battery grip released alongside the X-T2. The sensor also lack a low-pass filter, which helps to enhance image quality.In addition to still … [Read more...] about Fujifilm’s X-T2 retains retro styling, but shoots faster, and now in 4K
If you’re one of those constant second-screeners, diving to your smartphone or tablet’s IMDB app to get the scoop on actors and other info from TV shows and movies while streaming, things are about to get much easier.Amazon’s X-Ray is a longtime friend of those watching Instant Video content on Kindle Fire tablets and smartphones, serving up intriguing information about on-screen content. Today, Amazon announced the service is migrating from those small screen devices to TVs, as X-Ray will soon be available for Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick streaming devices.Peter Larsen, Vice President of Amazon Devices, explained the appeal. “We’ve all been there: you’re sitting on the couch, watching a favorite movie or TV show, and a familiar face enters the scene – but you can’t for the life of you remember who he is, or what other movies he’s been in,” he said. “X-Ray solves this – it integrates the vast … [Read more...] about Amazon’s X-Ray on Fire TV and Fire TV Stick will help you remember that actor’s name
Camera maker GoPro has just inked a deal with ESPN ensuring that the sports channel will use its action-branded cameras for the X Games live broadcast in Aspen. From Jan. 24 through the 27, ESPN will be airing footage captured by the company’s cameras designed with athletics in mind.“We are thrilled to be working with ESPN on X Games,” Paul Crandell, GoPro’s vice president of marketing, said in a statement on Tuesday. “GoPro has become the best-selling camera in the world thanks to the passion and creativity of action sports athletes and fans across the world, so it feels fitting that, together with ESPN, we’ll be opening up a new chapter of the X Games.The newly signed three-year agreement appoints GoPro as an official ESPN partner for the winter-themed athletic event.“And what’s more humbling is that ESPN, the premier Sports channel of all-time, is counting on our little cameras to push the boundaries of the content and viewing … [Read more...] about GoPro inks deal with ESPN for this year’s X Games
BARCELONA -- Will Microsoft hold on to Nokia's three new X phones on Android once the deal to buy Nokia is final in the coming weeks?Computerworld asked three analysts at Mobile World Congress whether Microsoft will keep Nokia's X phones and got three decidedly different answers: One said yes, one said no, and a third said both yes and no with conditions. Microsoft is expected to close on the purchase of Nokia's Devices and Services business by the end of the first quarter.The Nokia XL has a 5-inch screen and Nokia's new user interface on top of Android software.In a blog post Monday, Microsoft said it was pleased the X phones include Microsoft services, such as Skype, OneDrive and Outlook.com, and said the company would remain committed to Windows Phone as its primary smartphone strategy.The statement seemed to both support X phones while still giving preference to Windows phones and left some Microsoft observers still uncertain about the future of X devices. Still, the statement said … [Read more...] about Nokia’s X Phone Line: What Will Microsoft Do with It?
FX joins the Marvel universe at last. With Noah Hawley’s new project Legion, the network is diving right into the Marvel’s X-Men. Noah Hawley who is better known for his work on Fargo has the show approved by the network. The show is scheduled to premiere in 2017 for an eight episode first season. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock Sticking close to the X-Men roots, the show will have Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg as executive producers of the show. FX’s Nick Grad said that they have a lot of expectations from Hawley. Grad said that they believe that Hawley will bring an entirely new aesthetic and sensibility to the enormously popular and richly represented X-Men world. Legion is the story of David Haller who is a diagnosed schizophrenic. Since his teenage, he has struggled with mental illness. In and out of psychiatric hospitals for years, he finally has a strange encounter with a fellow patient. It leads him to … [Read more...] about Marvel’s X Men Legion Picked Up By FX Starring Dan Stevens
Tesla motors have come up with a new referral program this year. It has started operating from this week. According to this program the previous S and X Tesla owners will get to refer new customers who are interested in buying an EV. The referred customer will get $1000 on buying a new Tesla car, according to AutoBlog. Get the Free Tracker App to find a Luvabella in Stock Tesla introduced this kind of owner-buyer referral program a few years back as well. It is the third time it has put forward this program. Not only the referred will have benefits but the ones who will refer them will find benefits as well.The people who would refer two new potential buyers will get a “Moab Weekender Bag”. This bag will be of high quality and will match the interior of their own car. A person giving three referrals will win a jacket for himself. A person giving four referrals will be given free entry to Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada which is going to open next month. They will … [Read more...] about Tesla Starts $1000 Referral Program For Model S, X Owners