Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Google launches balloons internet!

The balloons that Google launched this week from an icy place of the South Island of New Zealand looked wrinkled and flabby at first, but it was getting stiff as totaled by the blue winter sky over Lake Tekapo, and spent the first big test of a higher goal: to bring Internet access to the entire planet. It was the culmination of 18 months work at Google called Project Loon. Developed in the same secret laboratory that produced the automatic driving car and goggles and this helium-filled aerostats Internet content transmitted to earth in its path. Still in the experimental stage, balloons were the first of thousands that Google expects to launch at an altitude of 20 kilometers in order to close the digital divide between 4,800 million people without internet connection and its 2,200 million online counterparts. If successful, the technology could allow some countries to avoid the expense of installing fiber optic cabling, and increase the use of internet in places like Africa and Southeast Asia. "It's something really ambitious.

A really huge target to chase, "said project leader Mike Cassidy.”The power of the Internet is perhaps one of the technologies of our era with greater power to transform." The first person who had access to the internet with a globe of Google this week was Charles Nimmo, a farmer and businessman from the town of Leeston. He was one of 50 people who signed up as testers of a project that was so secret that no one told them what was happening. The technicians went home and installed red receptors basketballs size. Nimmo had internet access about 15 minutes before the balloon transmitter remained out of reach. The first thing on the net was to review the weather forecast, because I wanted to know if it was good time to shear his sheep. Nimmo is one of many rural dwellers, even in developed countries, lack access to broadband. She canceled her phone dial-up four years ago to hire satellite service, but sometimes bills exceeded $ 1,000 per month. "It was weird," said Nimmo on the internet experience with balloons. "But it's exciting to be part of something new." Project-Loon-Google balloons fly where the wind takes them out of the reach of the human eye. Obtain energy with a solar panel to charge four hours a day to operate.

On land, internet link stations located 100 kilometers transmit the signal to the balloons. The signals are relayed balloon to balloon. Each balloon covers a service area of about 1,250 square kilometers, twice the size of New York City. And the terrain is not challenging for the signal. Google did not mention costs at this moment, although they say that pain has taken to make balloons and receivers as cheap as possible. The signals travel by unregulated radio spectrum, which means that Google does not have to go through the onerous regulatory process required internet providers that use wireless communication networks or satellite. In New Zealand, the company relied on the Civil Aviation Authority for testing. Google chose the country in part because of their geographic isolation. Cassidy said that the next phase of testing expect to have up to 300 balloons circling the 40th parallel south of New Zealand, in Australia, Chile, Uruguay Paraguay and Argentina.

Why Cloud Storage is so Useful

Lots of offices are turning to cloud storage as a way to store and access all of their documents. Cloud storage is a handy way to be able to get to all of your work in one place without having to sign in and out of different computers or go into work to email yourself an important document on your day off. For many offices, there is no turning back from cloud storage, and there are lots of reasons for this.
Firstly, it reflects the growing need for many workers to be able to access their work anywhere, anytime. As the traditional office set up becomes less and less popular and more staff opt to work from home or out of the office, or choose their own flexible hours, it’s important to have a way to access everything you need easily. Cloud storage makes it very easy to find whatever you’ve been working on in a flash, whether you’re in the office, on the train, at home or anywhere else in the world.
Another reason cloud storage is useful is that your company only needs to pay for the storage it uses. It means you don’t have to spend a fortune on a vast amount of storage you don’t need, making it especially cost-effective for smaller businesses who still want to operate a more flexible way of working.
One major benefit for lots of offices is that the burden of backing up data and performing updates on storage software is taken out of their hands and handed over to the company hosting their cloud storage. This means that you can always be reassured that your data is being backed up regularly, minimising panics when something goes awry, and no long waits in the office for everything to update, so you can get on with what you need to do and let someone else deal with the technical issues.
Cloud storage has a major advantage over the standard method of saving work onto an individual computer or internal computer network because it means that when you wake up in a cold sweat at 3am about a glaring error you’ve made in a crucial document, you can sort it out on your phone there and then, or if you’re on a business trip and find yourself with a corrupted copy of your vitally important presentation, you can log in to the cloud storage space to pick up a working copy even if you’re hundreds of miles away.
Steven Harvey is a business productivity consultant who regularly extols the virtues in taking advantage of cloud storage facilities

Nokia Unveils a New Windows Phone on July 11

Nokia has sent out invitations to a press conference that promises "zoom reinvented." It could be a Smartphone with the 41 megapixel PureView technology. After a surprise with the 808 PureView equipped with a 41 megapixel camera sensor, Nokia stated that this technology would be adapted to the range of its Lumia Windows Phone. Though the most recent models, such as Lumia 920, 925 and 928 are labeled PureView, there is still no 41 megapixel horizon. The wait could end on July 11 at the press conference in New York. The invitation to the press yesterday by Nokia mentions a "reinvented zoom" that portends a new model for the gifted picture. Perhaps this may be the Nokia "EOS" including images appeared last week. They reveal Lumia reflecting the design of the 920 and whose back bears a prominent picture module where we see two LED and Xenon flash. Anyway Nokia, which has always been the best picture quality of Smartphones one of its distinctive arguments must react while Samsung will hunt on his land with the Galaxy S4 Zoom, be released in July.

Support For CardDAV And CalDAV Available For Windows Phone 8!

Late last year, Google had caused a nasty surprise by announcing the end of the EAS support (Exchange Active Sync) for its accounts. Microsoft, who said he then surprised the decision, was finally indicated that support CalDAV and CardDAV would be added in Windows Phone 8. Right now, a video shows how these settings can be done. Last December, Google announced that the EAS carrier would no longer the party for its own accounts. These could indeed use this mode in Windows Phone, iOS and other mobile platforms to configure a single gesture emails, contacts and calendars, all in push. Instead, Google indicated that users could use two protocols; CardDAV for contacts, CalDAV for calendars. For Microsoft, this was a problem, because Windows Phone 8 could not stand either of these protocols. The firm was therefore negotiated an extension and Google had agreed to extend by six months the deadline, thus passed July 31. And since we passed in mid-June, it was time to get information about it. This is the case now since the release GDR2 General Distribution Release of the mobile system should be available for download soon, although no exact date has yet been given. In this video, the site All about Windows Phone shows this version of the system available on the Lumia 925. In the settings Google Account, you can see two new cases devoted respectively to support CardDAV and CalDAV. In both cases, the server seems to be "www.google.com", which should allow easy configuration. However, we lose the push and the information can be verified, at best, every 15 minutes. Now, two remarks are necessary. First, it is unclear if the configuration of Google account on Windows Phone 8 GDR2 automatically configures CardDAV and CalDAV fields. Logic would dictate that this is the case, in the interests of efficiency, although it is not certain that the user wants to synchronize contacts and calendar in addition to his post. All About Windows Phone indicates that this transition seems to be automatic when you install the version of GDR2 detects an account configured with EAS. Second, it is already confirmed in the video that support both protocols is only available for Google. This is clearly a bad thing, as some users may have sources of contacts and / or calendars other than Microsoft and Google.

Samsung Galaxy NX A New Android Camera

Camera is the successor of the Galaxy NX. The device is unwitnessed and works with interchangeable lenses, Samsung front of the camera in London? Samsung Galaxy NX published pictures of the Android camera. Although Samsung has the Galaxy NX Android camera not yet officially launched, is already a lot known about them. The Vietnamese side tinhte.vn published press images of the device. They show that the camera is unwitnessed and works with interchangeable lenses. On the back is a touch screen on which the operating system Android "Jelly Bean" running. Rumor is in the camera Exynos quad-core processor, two gigabytes of memory and optionally eight or 16 gigabytes of internal memory. The APS-C sensor with 20.3 megapixels to dissolve - video adopts the Galaxy NX on in full HD. Experts believe that Samsung's Galaxy NX will be present on 20 June 2013 in London. The price is still unknown, but more than 1,000 Euros are likely.