Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
If you enjoy listening to tunes whilst soaking in the bath then this is the coolest way to do it. The JVC XA-AW33 MP3 player (catchy name) not only plays it also creates waves in time to the music.
The XA-Something-or-other has a capacity of 256 MB and floats between your knees at bath time. Along with the rippling waves it also produces a “soothing” light show, sort of like a disco in your bath.
available only in japan
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Scientists have theorized on the existence of dark matter for some time, and they think it's a cosmic phenomenon that does not emit or reflect enough electromagnetic radiation to be observed directly, but who...
Monday, May 14, 2007
will AMD defeats intel?
SAN FRANCISCO – Advanced Micro Devices provided a sneak peek at its forthcoming quad-core family of chips called Phenom on Friday during a press conference. AMD hopes to compete with rival Intel Inc with this new offering. This new line of chips is based on AMD's "Barcelona" technology.
Monday, May 7, 2007
Saturday, May 5, 2007
If you're the dedicated, hardcore type who can sit through minutes upon minutes of walkthroughs despite painfully bad video quality, this one's for you. Of course, we can assume that even those of you who don't fall in the aforementioned camp would still be interested in a sneak (video) peek at the MIDINUX operating system, which is proudly showcased browsing the internet, entering text, playing back a movie, and playing games.
This is a really different smart phone. It contains Windows Mobile, you can edit Microsoft Office anywhere, and it has a 5” vga touchscreen! The keyboard detaches, and you can get broadband connection. Obviously you’ll be disappointed to know that it is only available in Japan.
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
improve their walk speed and distance.
The device, developed by Technion-Israel Institute of Technology scientists, combines audio and visual feedback to improve the patients' reactions and overall stride length.
For the auditory signals, it uses a device similar to a cellphone in size which measures body movement and uses earphones to send feedback after processing the information.
The visual feedback device is one already developed 10 years ago for patients suffering from Parkinson's disease and produces a virtual tiled-floor image displayed on one eye through a small piece attached on the glasses worn by the patient. So, he can distinguish the real obstacle from the virtual background to navigate even rough terrain or stairs.
Lead researcher Professor Yoram Baram of the Faculty of Computer Science and Professor Ariel Miller of the Faculty of Medicine and the Multiple Sclerosis and Brain Research Center at the Carmel Medical Center in Haifa examined the effects of the device on the patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
Although more pronounced in these patients than in those suffering from Parkinson's, in walking speed, patients showed an average improvement of 12.84% while wearing the device. There were also positive residual short-term therapeutic effects (18.75% improvement) after use. Average improvement in stride was 8.30% while wearing the device and 9.93% residually.
"Healthy people have other tools, such as sensory feedback from muscles nerves, which report on muscle control, telling them whether or not they are using their muscles correctly," says Baram. "This feedback is damaged in Parkinson and MS patients and the elderly, but auditory feedback can be used to help them walk at a fixed pace."
Practicing limb movements in a virtual world can provide a more stimulating environment to relieve the boredom of repetitive tasks, being a representation of an environment with which the patient is familiar, such as a kitchen, living room or supermarket.
It is the first device to respond to the patient's motions rather than just providing fixed visual or auditory input, like older applications and is already in use at a number of medical centers in Israel and the United States, including the University of Cincinnati and the State University of New York.
Viacom considered that Google receives praises and money for the content provided by other publishers. Of course Google agreed and started the huge removal. After only one week, Viacom went even further and filed a complaint against Google, suing the company for copyright infringement. Since the lawsuit was officially confirmed, the battle was continued by other elements concerning the two companies. For example, the YouTube users wanted to sue Viacom because some of their clips were removed in the huge deletion process started at the MTV owner's request.
Today, a new important step is made by Google that decided to release a public response to comment on the lawsuits and the facts that caused the trouble. “By seeking to make carriers and hosting providers liable for internet communications, Viacom's complaint threatens the way hundreds of millions of people legitimately exchange information, news, entertainment, and political and artistic expression. Google and YouTube respect the importance of intellectual property rights, and not only comply with their safe harbor obligations under the DMCA, but go well above and beyond what the law requires,” the search giant started the response.
As you can see, Google aims to bring the online carriers and the users on its side, sustaining that Viacom's requests fight against all of them by trying to restrict the ways they use the Internet.
“Defendants admit that YouTube encourages users to upload video clips to the service that the users have the right to upload, and that clips uploaded to the service are typically available for viewing free of charge by members of the public who have internet access,” the search giant continued.
At this time, the case is quite weird as both companies are trying to accuse one another for infringing the rights. First, it was Viacom that sustained YouTube infringed the copyright and published videos without its authorization. Now, the Google product tries to accuse the MTV owner for infringing users' right with the intention of restricting some of the Internet functions.