Here is what Microsoft gave the teenager has been arrested for the levying of a homemade clock to school

what Microsoft gave the teenager has been arrested for the levying of a homemade clock to school
what Microsoft gave the teenager has been arrested for the levying of a homemade clock to school

it is quite a week for Ahmed Mohamed.

The 14-year-old was arrested this last Monday in his Irving, Texas high school to bring a homemade clock in the class to show his teachers at MacArthur High School. Then he was questioned by police and held in custody for building, what the police as a "hoax bomb."

Mohamed was finally released after the police do not complain. However, this was certainly not the end is how the story went viral on the Internet. Many supported Dr Mahathir's comments inventive curiosity - although some asked, such as "imaginative" clock was - and President Obama even invited the teen to visit to the White House. Mohamed was celebrated as a hero, with other tech leaders like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Box CEO Aaron Levie invited him to a visit to the Silicon Valley offices.

Now, Microsoft shows Mohamed some love. Here is a Tweet from inter alia Salem, Executive Director of the Dallas council on American-Islamic relations, joined, Mohamed during the TV-interviews in the past week.

A flat per 3, a Microsoft volume, a 3D-printer, office 365 subscription, and much more. Not bad, Ahmed.

source: geekwire.com

Finally, you'll soon be able to 'dislike," but' things on Facebook, says Mark Zuckerberg

Finally, you'll soon be able to 'dislike," but' things on Facebook, says Mark Zuckerberg
Finally, you'll soon be able to 'dislike," but' things on Facebook, says Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg announced today that Facebook finally works on a "dislike" button.

"I think people have asked, the button doesn't like for many years. Today is a special day, because today is the day when I can say, we are working on it and shipping," said Zuckerberg during the Q&A on Facebook's headquarters.

Zuckerberg said that the social network does not immediately Design way because you do not want it to a Reddit-style system of upvoting and downvoting will have.

"This is not what we here in the world to build," said Zuckerberg.

But, Facebook and Zuckerberg have recognized that the people with a view not to downvote, each other, but to have an option, the feelings of others as "May." Zuckerberg quoted moments, such as the news of the recent refugee crisis or even contributions about family members that have died. Users do not want to "how" these elements, but now, have no other option.

"What you really want is the ability for expressing empathy. Not every moment is a good moment," said Zuckerberg.

Facebook has worked there for a while, and it hopes to start it soon, he said.

"It is surprisingly tricky to an interaction, simple," said Zuckerberg.

source: businessinsider.com

Rice can actually save your wet phone?

Rice can actually save your wet phone

Put your wet phone in rice will probably not save. But do it anyway

recently, during a weekend in upstate New York, I jumped into a lake with my shorts on. Unbeknownst to me, my ailing iPhone 5S SAT closely in my pocket. At some point during my swim, the phone slipped and vanished. I had no idea where it went to 26 hours later, when a swimmer noticed the phone the reflective Apple Logo winking at him from the lake the muddy ground. He was fishing it out and solemnly presents its soaking, lifeless corpse to me. "I'm sorry," he said.

"Jasmine, grain, risotto, dark, wild, or Basmati, put it in rice"

no matter how weak the perspective of revival, all wet telephone calls the same folk remedy: in rice, my friends were saying. Put it in rice, my parents said, and leave it there for at least a day. Jasmine, grain, risotto, dark, wild, or Basmati rice, put it in. So I did: I found an abandoned box of Uncle Ben's, buried under the grains my phone, put it back in the pantry, and waiting for the rice to work its magic.

In an era of the Genius Bars, man-on-robot Assault and do-it-yourself-handgun drones, the so-called rice Trick feels like a kernel of the ancient wisdom, passed on from generation to generation. You can almost imagine that our ancestors were overcooked your precious, mushy rice in burlap bags a long time ago. But where has the rice trick - and does it really work?

In July 2007, less than a month after the first iPhone was released, a MacRumors Forum member by the name of the jorsuss launches a thread called "I went in the water my iPhone" with a well known fairy tales: "I was the review of the phone, all calls or messages if i, and I went there in the coil." Jorsuss covered, the telephone with rice in what may have been the first documented attempt to use the rice trick on an iPhone. It did not work, but it is a proof that the method exists, before the iPhone, even if the details of the technology were fuzzy - "the rice, cooked or uncooked if he too dry, a water-soaked cell phone?" she asked a user on Yahoo Answers to the time.

A month earlier, in June 2007, Washington Post Reporter threw his BlackBerry in a toilet during the preparation for a date. If he helped his phone (and its date) on the rice trick, it deserves a personal account in the paper along with a letter on Lifehacker: "dry soaked from their gadgets in rice." But the Telefon-Speichern tip before the smartphone - back in 2000, at least a user uses it to help him back on Nokia 5130.

"Is the rice, cooked or uncooked?"

keep digging and you finally get to the most likely source of the trick: for many decades, Rice was used to dry the camera equipment and film in tropical locations. In 1996's Yankee magazine's make it last: over 1,000 ingenious ways to extend the life of everything you own, Earl Proulx writes, "If your camera into a warm, humid climate, a defense of rust and mold by some silica gel desiccant (available from the Kamera-Shops ) in a porous sack and save it with your camera equipment and film ... in a pinch of, replacement uncooked rice." In an article by a June 1946 edition of the popular photography, the author writes that while the silica is the preferred method of the attitude of exposed film dry, tea, brown paper, and rice can also work if your moisture capacity is so low that very large quantities are required to bring about a substantial impact." (People  Have been calling into question the power of the rice trick for at least half a century! ).

Photographer M. Scott Brauer, who has previously shot for the Edge, says he was not aware that the use of rice for the storage of film equipment was a "something", but that he himself has done it. A photographer who shot for the Edge, John Francis Peters, had never heard that the application for the rice Trick said, but it sounded "very interesting."

When the first telephone was immersed into a pile dry rice is impossible to say - but it is an ironic symmetry in the fact that we are still at the method, to our primary photography equipment safe.

So does the trick work? In 2014, Gazelle.com ran a semi-formal test that it is not. Of the seven budget desiccant you tested, uncooked rice was the least absorbent, behind cat litter, couscous, oatmeal and instant rice. Unless you are willing to earn more money, so that your phone to air-dry on a shelf, they may be the best option.

Craig architect's office, co-founder of TekDry, a company with "Not electronic device emergency services," says so too. TekDry has developed a stylish machine, is similar to a suitcase and negative pressure and low heat used to distribute active liquids from a properly impregnated telephone in about 20 minutes. In the past year, TekDry instructs consulting group DTJ on research into the effectiveness of rice. "In the experimental measurements, just a little more water evaporation was lost from the marshy device in an open space in the enclosure as in a container of rice", the study concludes. Of course, that the study should be in line with a modicum salt etc. . The research has been fully financed by a company whose business depends on the rice trick as ineffective.

The rice trick, because it sounds right, even if it does not, regardless of the

evidence, the rice trick, because it sounds right, even if it does not: Rice absorbs water; absorb water is the key to save a telephone, so rice save your phone. And each time, when a phone is in a toilet or sink, the trick is re-transmitted, from parents to children, from friend to Friend. Numerous references speak for the effectiveness of the rice. I have my own: I have personally dried my mobile phone in rice a number of times - once I have quinoa. It worked every time. Every time I repeat these stories, which I freely, I contribute, the rice trick of the myth.

The rice Trick has a unique and very powerful feature. The worst thing you can do to a wet phone, turn it on, before it dries completely - This is handy first-degree murder. In contrast to leave the phone on a sunny windowsill, the rice trick the phone out of sight, and perhaps for the meaning. The grains can not guard the device from the destructive forces of water, but the trick works temporarily remove a far more dangerous element: us and our impatient, Tech-driven neuroses. Spending 12 hours, 24 hours, or even a couple of days - depending on the instructions follow - without your phone can be tough. After you view it in plain text is more difficult. We are trying to power up too early, and to kill, something that we need.

But if we believe in the rice trick, we give it is time the work of his magic - time, perhaps the telephone with or without rice. In fact, the rice trick works, because we believe that it works.

Twenty-four hours after I took my phone into the box of rice, I pulled it out, loaded it up, and press the POWER button. I was stunned: The screen lights up and asked me back in my Apple ID. I did, and the entire system will boot properly: The camera didn't work, as well as the microphone and the speaker. Under the Screen, I could see pockets of moisture; and finally, the majority of them will evaporate. Within three days, it was hardly a track, my phone had spent a full day play U-boot. My phone was swimming with the fishes. But it was the electronic living dead. Spooky.

"It was the electronic living dead"

On Monday I braced in that office with my resuscitated the threshold as a modern telephone Dr. Frankenstein, down our throats my own freak of science. A whole day! At the bottom of a lake! My colleagues asked the inevitable question: Do you have it in rice? I have, I said. Of course, you have said, that is the trick always works.

But two weeks later, my cell phone has been slow responding. Then, one evening, they stopped receiving a signal completely, the word "Browse ... " tattooed permanently in the upper-left corner of the screen. I brought it to my provider, where a lady tries to do and the start and restart of the device ad infinitum. After 45 minutes, she turned to me, visibly frustrated. "Sir," she asked me, with a strip of distrust in her voice, "You have this phone wet?"

source: theverge.com

Watch Disney Animation legend behind Aladdin and Ariel draw in VR

Watch Disney Animation legend behind Aladdin and Ariel draw in VR
Watch Disney Animation legend behind Aladdin and Ariel draw in VR

opportunities are Glen Keane has an impact on you. As an animator at Disney, he brought to life iconic characters such as Aladdin, Ariel from the Little Mermaid, and the ever-popular Furry grump, Beast from beauty and the beast. But after almost four decades in the house of Mickey Mouse, Keane left in 2012, in order to discover new ways to live entertainment. His first stop was at Motorola (now Google's) Advanced Technology Group, where he developed the interactive short animated Duet (accessible as part of the spotlight stories app).  But his next attempt is even more exciting: drawing in virtual reality. This is the subject of a new short step in the page, created for the coming future summit of story telling.



The film, directed by Ashley Rodholm, shows how virtual reality allows Keane, his characters to bring to life at last. "If you draw, print them out, something real, visceral," he says shortly. "By selecting a line, it is a kind of barometer of the soul." Instead of paper and pencil, Keane draws life-size versions of Ariel and cattle of the short with a HTC Vive headset and the 3D-painting app tilt brush app (that is now owned by Google).  And rather than just static on one side, he is able to walk around his characters, as if they were fully three-dimensional. Most impressively, the short was filmed on one day, the only documents Keane the second time with the VR-tech. There is much room for improvement.

"In a way [VR makes what happens already in my head a very concrete and practical. It is always VR in my head", Keane, said in an interview. "If I animate, I believe, the sculptural drawing. I try to a sign in the room, so I can prove to you that this is not a flat drawing." While

Keane still has to learn the ropes of the VR, he noted that "drawing in the room felt very strange, and normal." But he added that it would probably take time for us to find out the best way to create things in virtual reality.

"What I realized on VR or AR (augmented reality) is that we are not really to conquer, if we really have time to master the craft, because it is a craft such as sculpture or painting," said Keane. "You can't just find someone who has not held a brush a before and ask them to create the Sistine Chapel ... The tool is, but it is about time and patience."

source: engadget.com

Iphone 6s to the sport' ' 3D-touch display"

Iphone 6s to the sport' ' 3D-touch display"
Iphone 6s to the sport' ' 3D-touch display"

of the iPhone 6s with a 3D-touch display, a revised version of the pressure-sensitive screen and touch pad current used in the Apple reputation and new MacBook, after the reports.

The new images will be able to distinguish between three modes; tap, a press and a long press to their level of pressure - a further development of the press/Long press the sensitivity of the watch and Mac, 9to5Mac.

Force touch is Apple's method of using a single interface for multiple functions, depending on how much pressure you apply. Force touching an Apple monitor, for example, until the menu to change the face, while force shows locations click the trackpad when using on cards, the preview a file the contents or adds an event to a calendar invite, and so on.
Force the integration into the iPhone touch 6s could be triggered directions to a specified location within a map, or in-depth menu options within Apple music.

Rumours were circulating about the technology use within the new iphone for some time. It is also likely that the new generation of ipad will benefit from it.

The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are probably will benefit from a new, 12-MP-camera, capable of shooting 4K video, with the camera mounted on the front panel in the location, the inclusion of 1080p videos on 60 fps, 240fps in slow motion mode and Flash support.

The new devices are also expected to be Sport force touch technology that detects how hard the user press and various actions can be performed accordingly. According to reports, the technology will allow Menu "Shortcuts", with which the user options in the menus you can find faster.

One of the most widespread rumors that the new generation of the iphone will see the introduction of a new rose gold-model.

Apple has invitations media at a press conference on Wednesday, 9. September, where the manager, Tim Cook is largely expected to introduce a revised Apple TV Box Set next to the new phone.




The new Box is expected to be with a touch-pad remote control,
 The new Box is expected to be with a touch-pad remote control, extra built in memory and Siri Voice Control for browsing and the selection of programs and movies, in the light of recent patent applications.

The new Box is expected to a TV-optimized version of IOS 9 with an interface and updated for the first time can be opened up to App community with Apple expected to unveil a Software Development Kit (SDK), which allows developers to develop applications. Currently, only a handful of third-party programs function on the Apple TV, and the introduction of a SDK and the App Store would increase considerably.

It is also the Homekit, after Apple confirms that Apple TV was connected as a central hub for his household appliances, including ecobee thermostats, lighting kits, and smart sensors.

Apple is also expected to unveil a new, larger "iPad Pro", is aimed at business users.

source: telegraph.co.uk

'Iphone 7' thickness it is likely that iPod Touch

'Iphone 7' thickness it is likely that iPod Touch
'Iphone 7' thickness it is likely that iPod Touch

Iphone 7 thinnest smartphone

KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has a new report suggests that, in the coming year, the "iPhone 7" could Apple the world's thinnest smartphone even with a thickness of between 6.0 mm and 6.5 mm, Kuo mentioned above, is a near similar measurement of the current iPod touch is 6.1 mm. As a comparison, the current model of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are 6.9 mm and 7.1mm thick, respectively.

The report also found that the company stick to a similar force touch technology in the coming year the version of the iPhone, due to the heavy time and investment of Apple and its suppliers have in the adjustment for this year's "iPhone 6S" and "iPhone 6S Plus."

Due to this, Kuo believes that Apple it is unlikely that the switch from the cell on glass-to-glass Touch Panels in the next year, what a rumour from Apple's supply chain in Asia in the last week. The KGI-report it says that in-cell panels do not meet with any harsh production bottlenecks, and that Apple does not search for, create an iPhone display with a resolution of 4k or higher, so it is more for the company stick with in-cell panels for the time.

The continued use of in-cell panels were also granted the possibility of producing a Apple iPhone as thin as Kuo proposed 6.0mm-6.5mm size. Although glass-to-glass panels allow the possibility of a Einfassung-Free iPhone, but also limits the possibility for the company to create smaller and thinner Smartphones, so that, if the allegation of a iPod touch KGI-size iPhone is true, it makes the most sense for the company to keep pace with in-cell panels.

You can now buy Star Wars' lovely BB-8 droid and leave that patrol the house at the time

BB-8 Sphero

of this writing, holed up in a small office, I can hear a quiet hum coming and going in the ground. In reality, it is a quiet humming sound followed by a thunk less quiet plastic meets plaster wall, followed by a short break where my phonetics focuses on the emotional various sounds that emanate from my phone's speaker.

This may be the most curious way to "enjoy" a toy is without doubt one of the more passive, but Sphero the BB-8 is not a toy, but that is a very simple robot interpreter of Pixar of aspirations. The droid $149.99 , will go on sale this Friday in Apple's retail stores, Best Buy, and Sphero the own website (don't worry, it's compatible with Android, also).  That's a pretty hefty price, but the BB-8 Sphero offers something few Star Wars toys have been able to remove: captures the personality of the Android, and it says everything to where Sphero wants to push robotics in the future.



If the trailers are designed to create hype of a film, a Star Wars trailer serves to excite a whole platform for multimedia entertainment. From the beginning, the mythos of Star Wars has been equal, with displays of magic and out of the screen. In the ' 70s and ' 80s, is largely dominated by Kenner action figures, and the merchandising of Star Wars but it has remained a massive force, in 2011, the license makes an estimated $3 billion, and this year is about to be unusually large, thanks in large part to the Force wakes up, the first Star Wars film since 2005'S Revenge of the Sith. The new elements of force awakens the trailers? A cross of a lightsaber and a very nice soccer ball with a robot. This is a moment big enough in Star Wars write me that Disney has done a global event of unboxing all tie in the case of toys, an event that is described as "force Friday."

"The War of the galaxies has been always the same film and goods" 

but although this type of dish is perhaps old hat of Hasbro and Lego is a new sense of Sphero. The company was founded in 2010 (then called Orbotix) and has published a handful of products since: the Sphero holder (an orb can be controlled with the phone), the cylindrical building Ollie, and several variations of each, all interesting ideas, but nothing of what has been found the commercial success of general use. With the BB-8 toy, this is all you need to change.

Sphero collaboration with Disney began last summer when he joined the Disney accelerator program. It is a strange movement of a child of four years in the market company products placed on the market, but it is obviously a smart. As creative officer tells us Rob Maigret, one of the mentors of the Sphero was none other than Disney CEO Bob Iger, who has shown great ability for acquisition (read: profitable) talent, including Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. (Maigret was another mentor, joining the company after the program.) At its first meeting, Iger (apparently) showed the Sphero co-founders a image of BB-8 and challenged them to make a working version, which the duo (again, apparently) achievement conceptualize in about 24 hours. (The version in the film, however, is more puppets of robotics.)

Star Wars toys

BB-8BB-8 SpheroBB-8 SpheroIt is not surprising that the basis of BB8 is essentially the flagship product of the company

paint. In addition the biggest liability is the carrier - a piece of plastic with small wheels "connected" magnetically in the orb. (For those who want to be picky, the head is proportionally less than the "doppelgänger" alternates, in the screen.) is a key addition and, like that of the film model BB-8, gives his personality. As John Lasseter classic red animated short the Dream

, which starred a unicycle, having a little joint allows you BB-8 emote in identifiable forms.

As in previous products Sphero, a smartphone is essential in order to interact with BB-8: all the interface (and in fact all the sound effects) occurs through an iOS device or Android. BB-8 can be inaccurate, i dare say "moody" - the way in which it responds to manual driving. This is particularly true when you start; it seems that there is a pre-programd maneuver when it is going backwards for a few seconds too long, as if it is "liquidation" of move (and to be fair, this thing of top speed is very fast).  Once in motion, however, the direction becomes quite intuitive. BB-8 also has several patterns that may trigger, such as the figure eight, but what is even more important is that you can transmit several "emotions" as nodding yes, shaking his head no, and something that either joy or panic, i'm still not sure. Reportedly, you can use voice commands to as well, although we couldn't get it to work in the initial version of the application that we have used.

Then there is no way to patrol. Left to its own devices, BB-8 wanders around the room without a directive. Does not have a camera (once again, the head is only plastic), so for the majority of cases only around until it hits a wall, the pissy act (that is my interpretation at least), and then go to another sense. I would not recommend leaving it on the tables and other elevated surfaces, but if not, it is worth mentioning that the thing has been quite durable so far. (Its effectiveness on a carpet is variable, pending your word tissue of choice.)

Sphero makes a lot of bold statements on the packaging, the main one of which "holographic communication", but which in reality is a augmented reality video - either a X-wing model or some small video recorded with a camera on the front, that you can see the pointer. It is nice, but you'll probably only try it once.

Star Wars toys

But for all the bells and whistles, the BB-8 main directive is really only a ball of cuteness, to make you feel something of emotion and attributed a algorithmically driven device. Even when you re not using BB-8, the droid, look around, as if it is impatiently waiting for you to give it instructions. The first time that I have set in its charging cradle, suddenly began the "look around", twisting and shaking her head erratically as if you are trying to find out their environment. It was a shock to me and some other work colleagues, but this is a new approach of Sphero in personality of their products. "We believe that this is probably the first step for Sphero," said Inspector Maigret, reflecting on the company instead of ambitious goals for the future. "We believe that ultimately there will be a robot in every house, that each one will have a companion."

Maigret knows the dreams are a form, but you can see the very, very soon the roots of the ideas in BB-8. As a new level of Star Wars merchandising, the droid stands out as a convenient and capable.

Sincerely hope there is something fascinating seeing out of their own. I can't say how long it will be the novelty, but i could easily see in the i with the autopilot and to enjoy the occasional catches that makes something rare and beautiful. It is like a cat, in that sense.

"We believe that ultimately there will be a robot in every house that we all will have a companion."

But BB-8 also represents something new merchandising of Star Wars. Without doubt, other matches with the passage of the years have reached or even exceeded the mark of $150, but in many ways, this feels like a different kind of article of luxury, one, perhaps, for the generations that i remember seeing in the cinemas of Star Wars (Original Trilogy or the new trilogy) and have a bit of disposable income now. This is not a static action figure; Sphero the BB-8 is designed to move and emote even when you're not actively participating, which ultimately, is the reason to consider. And who knows? By the time episode XXIV cinemas, perhaps we will have friends autonomous robots. By now, however, it's just a ball of cuteness, a rare interesting ball of cuteness, though.


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source: theverge.com