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Monday, 25 August 2014
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APPLE’S (Macworld/iWorld) TECH EXPO 2014 DRAWS FANS TO BEIJING.

Yesterday the Macworld/iWorld Asia 2014 exhibition, a four day event which was held at china national convention center in Beijing has attracted over 300
participating companies.
The event being the biggest exhibition of Apple products
and accessories this year.
Paul Kent, the general manager of Macworld/iWorld
and vice president of the International Data
Corporation World Expo said that this year’s event
combined many functions in one, including
exhibitions of new products, symposiums, and
interactive experiences.
One particular highlight of the exhibition was the
health and motion products, such as a glucometer
that did not require blood sampling, and smart
basketballs, which the General Administration of
Sport of China plans to apply to its national team
training.

PLAYSTATION WEBSITE HACKED SONY CEO JET AT RISK

PlayStation Network is currently experiencing mass
outages for North American users, and the reason
behind the downtime is a DDOS attack for which hacker
group Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility. Sony
says there haven’t been any personal details leaked in
the attack, but the rolling outage persists in various
locales, some ten hours or more after the attack began.
What’s unusual about this attack is that it also includes
a security threat against the plane in which Sony Online
Entertainment President John Smedley was traveling
today. The plane was diverted to Phoenix and is
currently having its cargo inspected, following claims on
Twitter posted by the Lizard Squad group that claimed
the same flight had explosives on board.
Of course, it’s still possible the plane was diverted for
another reason and the claim by Lizard Squad is just a
coincidence, but it would be a very convenient one given
the timing on all the parts involved in this convoluted
story. Suffice it to say, this isn’t your typical DDOS
attack. We’ll provide more information if any becomes
available

credit: darell erthington

GOOGLE GOES KEVLAR TO PROTECT ITS FIBER OPTIC CABLES FROM INCESSANT SHARK NIPPING

Recently, Google decided to invest $300 million in a
fiber-optic system situated under the ocean, which is
designed to speed up the Internet in Asian countries.
However, the system called FASTER has a major flaw:
sharks find its cables irresistibly delicious.
Yup, you heard it right. Apparently the sharks had no
problem with the copper cables that were on the ocean
floor, but the optical fiber is just yummy. While
researchers can’t make up their minds if the sharks bite
the cables simply because they are curious or because
the current flowing through them makes the predators
think that they encountered a living creature, Google has
to react.
This is why Google’s Product Manager Dan Belcher
announced that the multinational company is wrapping
the Internet cable in a material that is similar to Kevlar
to ensure that the sharks can’t damage the line.
FASTER is the 3rd project of this kind for Google who
currently owns more than 100,000 miles of fiber optic
on the ocean floor. Besides sharks, the Internet line
must also withstand other possible dangers such as
earthquakes or anchors or ships.

LG GOES SUPER ANDROID SMART ON ITS “ABOUT-TO-DEBUT” SMART WRISTWATCHES.

Android Wear isn’t even a year old, but LG is already
ramping up the hype cycle for its second smartwatch
based on Google’s wearable software platform. The
design for the new device centers around a circular
face, a trick that Motorola is pioneering with its Moto
360 smartwatch, which should ship in early September ,
but which is one of two default screen configurations
for Android Wear built-in natively by Google.
The LG watch appears to be looking to one-up the Moto
360 right now, with a perfectly circular face that, at
least according to the teaser, emphasizes the fact that
it doesn’t have to leave a small window at the bottom
that makes one hard, flat edge, as does Motorola’s
wearable. The design also looks to feature a more
traditional case with external lugs, vs. Motorola’s
design, which might be more appealing for those
looking for something that more typically resembles
your average, innocuous Timex or Casio.
LG will be showing off whatever this is at IFA 2014 next
week, so we won’t have to wait long to have the full
device specs revealed. If it ships shortly following its
unveiling, then we could have a lot of Android Wear
hardware to choose from come fall – though whether
consumers are excited about having any devices in this
category to choose from at all remains to be seen.

credit: mobilesyrup.

BLUETOOTHDEVICE THAT HELPS YOU AVOID TRAFFIC JAMS.

A new Bluetooth device can help motorists avoid
traffic jams.
A WORLD-first system to track cars via their
Bluetoothdevices as they drive around Adelaide will
help drivers avoid traffic congestion and reduce travel
times.
The Traffic SA system will display travel times via
various routes between major destinations on roadside
message boards to help drivers choose the quickest
routes, according to the Transport Department.
Colour coding of travel times will also be used to
demonstrate areas of high congestion, with red used
to signal the greatest delays.
The innovative system uses more than 280 “receivers’’
– worth $1000 each and mostly located at traffic
lights – to count passing cars fitted with Bluetooth
across more than 700km of Adelaide roads and
highways heading into the city.
A pilot program is underway with a message board
erected on North East Rd near the intersection with
Grand Junction Rd showing travelling times to the
north-eastern suburbs.
Transport Minister Stephen Mulligan said the system
“measures traffic in real time,allowing us to predict
where traffic is likely to build up, and communicate
this to drivers to consider using alternative routes.
“This bluetooth trial is unique in delivering up-to-the-
minute data for motorists, and we are keen to see if
this provides advantages over other existing sources
of traffic information,’’ he said.
The Transport Department said numbers identifying
individual Bluetooth systems were not collected by the
receivers.
The ground breaking system last night received a gong
at the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and
Management conference held in Adelaide.
Other Excellence Award winners included Norwood,
Payneham & St Peters Council’s City-Wide cycling plan
which created Bicycle Boulevards..

I think giditraffic and Governor Babatunde raji Fashola should look into this one.

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