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So hey, keep in mind that Sony Nexus X image that made the rounds earlier this week? The one that more than a few commentors called a hoax after I ran a story about it? Well, the skeptics among you were right — designer of the faux-Nexus came forward not long ago with a tell-all Tumblr spelling out exactly what he did and (more significantly) how he did it.
In short, the so-called Nexus X was actually a smartly-crafted render developed by Vermont-based video/graphic artist (and music start-up buff) Ti Kawamoto, who cobbled it together and threw it online in seven and a fifty percent hours. This was no rushed Photoshop task — the faux-Nexus render was peppered with components and design flourishes from lots of existing equipment (the pogo pins arised from very early Nexus phones, the presenter design was lifted from the Xperia ion, the listing goes on).
And Kawamoto ’ s motives for the entire thing?
I cooked this scheme up on Saturday, October 13th without a lot of preliminary idea behind it. As a fun exercise in 3D device modeling, I was currently halfway completed with my vision of an ideal-yet-not-too-pie-in-the-sky rendering of a Sony created Nexus gadget. Nothing nefarious right here, folks; simply a man honing his abilities.
Of course, that ’ s not the whole story. Kawamoto also wished to carry out a little worry screening on exactly how individuals choose to run the tales they do, in addition to spark some discussion about the possibility of a Sony/Google Nexus hookup in the hopes that the companies would certainly take notice.
Now comes the component where I consume a bit of crow. For just what it ’ s worth, I wasn ’ t offered on the veracity of the images (something that I pointed out in the post itself), however I eventually ran the post anyway. Possibly you agree with that choice, possibly you wear ’ t, but offered the quality of the image and earlier reports that Google was dealing with numerous equipment partners, it appeared way too intriguing to not weigh in on.
As it ends up, much more fascinating than the purported device itself was the sheer rate at which passionate blog sites and huge tech websites picked up the story. The real kicker right here is that after the images in question were published to Picasa, Kawamoto virtually didn ’ t need to do a damn thing (though he additionally whipped up a handsome fake promo video in case individuals “ didn ’ t stumble throughout the Tumblr blog naturally.) ” It wasn ’ t long before sites like XperiaBlog stumbled throughout them and helped set off a domino effect. The full timeline of events from the his perspective could be found right here, but in the end over 100 posts and updates products dedicated to the Nexus X (some more cynical than others, natch) went live prior to the day was over. That number has actually grown substantially given that then — Kawamoto notes there “ around 1,000 updates write-ups on the ‘ Sony Nexus X ’ ” as of a couple of days ago, which corresponds to a hell of a lot of work and conversation sparked by a seven hour experiment:
Let ’ s state it takes a very unscientific average of 15 moments to study, write, modify, and publish this kind of post; that ’ s 15,000 moments or 250 hours of human capital that I mobilized by sitting here and moving my hands a bit on a Sunday evening. This doesn ’ t also take into account the number of non-journalists who devoted time to checking out about, reviewing, or debunking this story (most likely during work hours). Let me restate: I, an individual with no previous worldwide recognition conserve for a frontpage Reddit post, managed to modify the behavior of individuals in Russia, Japan, Uzbekistan, and Italy within the course of 24 hours, all from the comfort of my home while applying next to no effort. If you are absolutely nothing except absolutely blown the fuck away by this, then the new music passed away for you a very long time ago.
It ’ s intriguing to look at how one person ’ s Sunday afternoon project spurred me and plenty of my mobile compatriots to dive into the fray and reflect not only the veracity of the images, but just what they could imply for Sony, Google, and the future of the search giant ’ s Nexus brand. If nothing else, it ’ s a testament to simply exactly how small the globe has actually gotten, and simply exactly how passionate some of our online territories can be. Kudos to the Kawamoto for crafting some excellent looking equipment (I could currently hear some fervent netizens calling on Sony to extend a task offer), and for providing us all with an orderly if ultimately unjustified (in the meantime) thought experiment.
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Question by Ableteacher: When was the use of robotics introduced in the automotive industry and where?
Answer by St Guido
1982 in Rochester Hills, Michigan the GMF was created for that purpose
GM signed on for robots that were being created in 1968 by stanford artificial intelligence lab
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Acer’s finishing up its CES 2012 presser with a teaser to end all teasers: there’s a next-generation, quad-core Iconia Tab on the way. The Android-based slate will be powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 and will boast a native 1080p (!) display, leaving us to believe that it’ll be a 10.1-inch panel that you’re staring at. Sadly, the company didn’t give any extra details (no price, no release date), but we’ll be digging for more as the day continues.
Apple ipad 2 introduced
A simple yet appropriate new name, this is the iPad 2 will come in TWO colors, black or white. Have TWO cameras, forward and rear facing for taking pictures and video conferencing, is 33-percent thinner making it point-two pounds less that the first ipad, and with TWO processors developers say it’ll be two times two times two times faster and then some.
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iPad 2 pictures: First images from Apple event
Say hello to the iPad 2… Posted by Michael Sawh
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Verizon hosts its own iPad 2 notification portal, no last-minute mention of LTE to be found
We knew good and well that both Verizon Wireless and AT&T would be getting their own 3G iPad 2 , and while the latter is still trumpeting the original iPad on its site, VZW has gone ahead and put up a placeholder for what’s next. A scant four months after the first iPad hit Verizon airwaves ( by way of a MiFi ), the “thinner, lighter, faster and FaceTime-equipped” model is just around the bend …
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Napolitano: New Security Measures May Have To Be Introduced For Subways & Trains; Ron Paul Calls For Airline Boycott
Janet Napolitano, the head of Homeland Security, says that increased security measures may have to expand beyond the nation’s airports if we’re ever to fully protect ourselves from evildoers. Napolitano, seen here, told Charlie Rose, of PBS, that the nation’s subways and train depots may be the next target of TSA‘s enhanced efforts. Think about it: every time you hop on the A train in New York City you’d need to pass through one of those full-body scanners or face an enhanced pat-down.
Needless to say, that would be highly impractical.
To her credit, though, Napolitano sorta has a point: nearest I can tell there is nearly no security on the New York City subway and the surrounding regional commuter rails. Think of how many people pass through Grand Central every day coming from Westchester and Connecticut. It’s not like major terrorist attacks haven’t targeted trains before.
But I’m not sure that asking every single person to pass through one of those machines, or going in for an enhanced pat-down, is the best way to go about doing things.
In other TSA news, Ron Paul, the Texas congressman, suggested that people boycott airlines in order to send the message that we, as Americans, aren’t necessarily cool with having some TSA fellow feel up our children in the name of security. These new rules, Paul added, â€œaren’t making us saferâ€ but do â€œenhance the power of the state.â€
(That’s the problem with all this TSA talk: it can very easily, and very quickly, devolved into conspiratorial flame-outs.)
Incidentally, today is â€œNational Opt-Out Day,â€ a day in which people have been encouraged to â€œopt-outâ€ of those full-body scanners. Since I’m within driving distance of my Thanksgiving destination I will not be â€œopting-out,â€ but I’m interested in seeing how it plays out. My prediction: today will be just like any other day, and â€œOpt-Out Dayâ€ will be a bust.
Twitter is filed with people talking about â€œopting-out,â€ so that’s a way to kill some time.
Sneaky Apple… real sneaky. Just as the company announced that it would be axing its rack-mountable Xserve come January 31st, in flies an all-new Mac Pro to effectively take its place. The Mac Pro Server — which is slated to ship in “two to four weeks” — has joined the fray this morning on Apple’s website, with the workstation equipped with a single 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Xeon ‘Nehalem’ processor, 8GB (4 x 2GB) of DDR3 ECC SDRAM, a pair of 1TB (7200RPM) hard drives, one 18x SuperDrive, ATI’s Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 video memory, and a fresh copy of Mac OS X Server (the unlimited-client license version, for those wondering). Curiously enough, this marks the second time Apple has thrown a “server edition” into the mix, with the Mac mini Server popping up in June. As you’d expect, the $ 2,999 base price can be pushed far north by slapping in a pair of 2.93GHz six-core ‘Westmere’ chips (a modest $ 3,475 increase), 32GB of RAM (only an extra $ 3,400), a Mac Pro RAID card (pocket change at $ 700) and a quad-channel 4Gb fibre channel PCIe card (just an extra grand). But hey, financing is available!
src="http://www.slipperybrick.com/index.php?feedimage=wp-content/uploads/2010/10/sony-google-tv1-450x342.jpg" alt="" title="Sony NSX-46GT1 Internet TV will be introduced October 12th" width="500" height="380" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-53995" />Sony’s NSX-46GT1 Internet TV is set to be unveiled on October 12th. The set has an Android-powered interface that should deliver amazing search capabilities, as well as picture-in-picture. There’s even talk of being able to perform search requests by speaking into a remote.
You can also expect to see the Chrome browser as well. It’s not a long wait. Just two weeks. It will be interesting to see how it does.
Significant Upgrades Introduced for Iconosys Smartphone Safety App SMS Replier(TM)
LAGUNA HILLS, CA–(Marketwire – 08/27/10) – Iconosys has announced a distinctive new feature for its SMS Replier for Android: “MyDrive5.” BlackBerry and Windows Mobile get bullet-proof upgrades as well. SMS Replier with its proprietary DriveReply technology automatically sends a fully-customized response to all inbound calls and text messages while a user is operating a motor vehicle. In …
Professors at Tokyo University gave a glimpse into a future world where robots can help out around the house. It may not be as fast as a human and its movements might be a little jerky, but the humanoid robot can pour a cup of tea and even wash up the cup afterwards. The robot is the result of four years of hard work using cutting edge technology gathered from more than 40 Robotics and Information Technology professors at the University of Tokyo. Japan is in a leading position in terms of robotic design but most robots are used in industrial environments. The team of professors at Tokyo University wanted to create a robot that could be used in other environments. They believe this kind of service robot could be used in hospitals or household where the users are not in the position to conduct the normal chore themselves.