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It may be fun, but sending NASA scientists on snowmobiles to survey ice floes isn’t the most productive use of their time. That’s why the agency has sent GROVER to do the job instead. The solar-powered Greenland Rover is an autonomous vehicle with ground penetrating radar that’s been designed to examine how the ice flow has changed over time. As the Arctic sun will never drop below the horizon, GROVER will be able to work 24 hours a day, give or take the odd social media break.
[Image Credit: Gabriel Trisca, Boise State University]
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Keep in mind that ZTE aggravated the MWC launching of its upcoming Firefox OS phone? Well, according to this spec sheet found by a tipster at ZTE’s MWC booth, said gadget will be properly called ZTE Open, and it’ll have a moderate set of components: a Cortex-A5-based Qualcomm MSM7225A (which is understood to clock at either 600MHz or 800MHz), a 3.5-inch HVGA TFT display with capacitive touchscreen, 256MB DDR SDRAM, 512MB NAND storage and the normal set of radios like WiFi 802.11 a/b/g / n, Bluetooth 2.1 (with EDR3), GPS and FM radio. Remarkably, there will be a 3.2-megapixel front-facing camera, but it appears that there’ll be none on the back. The Open will be available in 3 SKUs with various UMTS bands: 850/1900, 850/2100 and 900/2100. As constantly, we’ll be sharing the full statement and hands-on once we see the phone at MWC, though we sense that we have actually currently enjoyed with it before.
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Since exactly what good is a swindle piece if it’s not the size of a school bus, some cheater in Kazakhstan was caught with this 35-footer WITH OVER 25,000 FACTS PRINTED ON IT in the course of an university entrance test. Undoubtedly, he will not be entering that college and will be forced to join a street gang.
Education authority spokesperson Bolatzhan Uskenbayev stated: “If he might place fifty percent as much work into studying as he did into cheating he would have cruised with the test with a distinction. It’s a pity too see all that work come to absolutely nothing however he cheated, which’s not permitted.”
Not to brag about my very own morals or anything, however I never when ripped off in university. If I was gonna fail an exam, I went in there and f \*\*\* ing FAILED that exam. I ‘d fill in the solutions the very best I could, then stroll up, knock the test down on my professor’s desk and shout, “I got high as shit and thought this test was next week!”, then strut my pajama pants out the door to drown my remorses at the all-you-can-eat dining hall.
Thanks to PYY, who told me cheaters never ever win and champions never do drugs.
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WWDC is just under a week away and a spec sheet appears to have leaked that details the next-generation 13-inch MacBook Pro. Chinese site Weiphone claims a US Apple employee snapped the spec sheet which hints at a 13.3-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution and 2.5GHz dual-core Intel i5. Intel’s HD Graphics 4000 is also reportedly on board, alongside Thunderbolt and two USB 3.0 ports — indicating this is an Ivy Bridge refresh of Apple’s MacBook Pro line. The size dimensions remain the same as the existing 13-inch MacBook Pro, but the weight is up from 2.04kg to 2.06kg — suggesting there’s no new radical design on this particular model. The image also refers to OS X as “Mac OS X” rather than the simple “OS X” branding that Apple has…
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It’s hard not to drown in Apple rumors right now, but here comes another one to help things along. As a counterweight to recent reports of MacBook Airs getting Retina Displays, the label above hints that the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro could be stuck with plain-Jane 1280 x 800. There’s nothing to say that this bit of paper didn’t derive from an inkjet hooked up to someone’s imagination, but some of the other new specs have been rumored already from separate sources: notably the HD 4000 graphics reflecting the presence of Ivy Bridge, plus Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 co-starring on the I/O front. Those hypothetical additions would be great for productivity, but if there’s nothing resolutionary about the new Pros then Apple had better find something else to console us with at WWDC.
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I’m personally waiting for some of LG’s, shall we say, more ambitious handsets to make to their way to our shores, but until that happens, we’ll have to make do with devices like the LG Lucid 4G.
This Verizon-bound handset was first spotted a few weeks back a long with an unconfirmed list of specs, but a newly-leaked LG document has confirmed the goodies to come nestled in the mid-range device.
Originally known as the Cayman, the seemingly Gingerbread-powered Lucid 4G will indeed sport an unnamed 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of internal memory, and a 4-inch WVGA NOVA display swathed in a protective layer of Gorilla Glass. Oh, and who could forget its support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network, and the ability to share that high-speed connection with up to 10 additional devices. All of that (plus a 1700 mAh battery) is going to be crammed into a frame that’s .45-inches (11.4mm) thick, so it’s shaping up to be a bit of a handful too.
As is usually the case, the Lucid’s middling specs are expected to be accompanied a low price tag, though how low is still in the air. Given that the 2-month old LG Spectrum still runs users around $ 200 (depending on the deal you’re able to nab), I think it’s very likely we’ll see this thing debut in the $ 99 to $ 129 range — any higher and the companies and involved are kidding themselves.
I don’t see much appeal in this little guy, but it could buck expectations and turn out to be a solid little mid-range smartphone. Recent reports put the Lucid’s release date near the end of this month, but I’d advise you to hold off for a bit — next month looks like when the real fun is set to start.
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There are quite a few systems and gadgets on the market already that prevent people from falling asleep whilst driving, but Japan-based Juki has developed an entirely new one: a sheet [JP, PDF] that can be mounted on the driver’s seat and triggers an alarm when you’re about to doze off.
The way the so-called Sleep Buster works is that it measures signals from the heart and aorta through a built-in sensor. A piece of software called “Human Tachometer” then visualizes the condition of the driver on a controller: apart from fatigue or drowsiness, users can also check their level of concentration or how distracted they are, for example.
Juki says the Sleep Buster measures the driver’s bio signals every 18 seconds and can warn drivers about 10 minutes before they fall asleep – enough time to find a place to rest (and to prevent possible accidents).
Juki plans to start selling the Sleep Buster next month (price in Japan: US$ 2,000 – including the sheet, controller, and a power module). The company is also active in the US but hasn’t said yet whether the device will be sold outside Japan, too.
The upcoming Samsung Stratosphere for Verizon Wireless is hardly a secret, but other than a few rumored details, the specs for this LTE-equipped QWERTY slider have remained a bit of a mystery. Now, all that has changed, thanks in large part to its leaked spec sheet from Big Red — just take a peek after the break. It’ll be packing a 4-inch Super AMOLED display with WVGA resolution, a (presumably) single-core 1GHz processor, along with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and a 4GB microSD card that’s pre-installed. Curiously, it’ll be the first of Verizon’s LTE phones to incorporate a Micro SIM in place of the larger, traditional offering. Other than that, it looks as if the speculation of Android 2.3, along with its 5MP rear / 1.3MP front cams were dead on. There will also be an LED flash in tow, although video capture will be limited to a rather mundane 480p. That said, if you’re thirsting for speed but are needing a keyboard, the Stratosphere is looking like your obvious (albeit only) choice.
This is a creepy robotic head that can take a picture of sheet music with its webcam eyes, then use an algorithm to extract pitch, rhythm and lyrics (plus your soul), and perform the piece afterward. It’s…not a concert you’d ever want to go to. Ke$ ha either.
“Maybe it’s one of those things that a robot can do better than ordinary people,” Lin says. “It can read [the music] in 40 seconds and then close its eyes to sing.” Most musicians need minutes to look over a new piece of music and still more time to memorise it. And the robot can sing songs from any culture, as long as the lyrics are written with Roman spellings, Lin says.
From a survey of 100 people stopped at random on the streets of Taipei, 50 per cent agreed that robotic singing was entertaining. About 40 per cent of the participants found the voice quality “similar to human voice”, while another 40 per cent found it “not realistic, but acceptable”.
The remaining 20% tried putting Miley Cyborg here in a headlock and set it her fire BECAUSE THEY’RE RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS. Just like the great Edmund Burke may or may not have ever actually said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” So, given the opportunity, I urge you all to actually do something. “Oh I’m gonna.” Like? “Watch TV till I fall asleep.” God I hope they come for your first.
Hit the jump for a video of the BURN IT NOW, MELT ITS FACE OFF! in action.