Sunday, February 26, 2012

Surf the net, email, make calls - with your glasses!

The technology giant is close to launching a pair of futuristic glasses that would deliver all the services of a smartphone straight to the wearer’s eye. Featuring a miniature display on one lens, the hi-tech specs allow users to surf the internet or deal with text messages and emails without lifting a finger.

The screen is controlled with a ‘mouse’ which is moved simply by tilting your head. And should you still wish to actually talk to someone, it is believed the glasses will let you make calls using an in-built microphone. Reports suggest the device, which would revolutionise the smartphone market, could be available by the end of this year costing less than £380 – making it cheaper than Apple’s iPhone.

Users would also be able to see through the lenses as normal and go about their daily business, then with a flick of the head activate the display and start surfing. The glasses would use the same Google operating system that powers Android smartphones and tablets and would connect to the internet through 3G or next-generation 4G mobile networks.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Police Records FPI Involved in 34 Violence Cases in 2010-2011

The police have recorded a total of 34 cases of violence or destructive behavior by FPI (Islam Defenders Front) members across the country in the period 2010-2011, a spokesman said.

"According to our records, the FPI engaged in violence and destructive behavior in 29 cases in 2010 and in 5 cases in 2011 in the following regions : West Java, Banten, Central Java, North Sumatra, and South Sumatra," Insp Gen Saud Usman Nasution, head of the National Police’s public relations division, said here Friday.

So far, he said, the police had mainly played a role in facilitating the central and regional governments in supervising and nurturing existing mass organizations to keep them from taking high-handed or arbitrary actions in exercising their freedom of expression. "There are certain rules that must be observed and if a violation happens, it is our job to legally process it."


Monday, February 20, 2012

Indonesians Seem to be The Most Contented People on The World?

Despite economic woes,wars, conflicts and natural disasters the world is a happier place today than it was four years ago and Indonesians, Indians and Mexicans seem to be the most contented people on the planet.

More than three-quarters of people around the globe who were questioned in an international poll said they were happy with their lives and nearly a quarter described themselves as very happy. “The world is a happier place today and we can actually measure it because we have been tracking it,” said John Wright, senior vice president of Ipsos Global, which has surveyed the happiness of more than 18,000 people in 24 countries since 2007.

Brazil and Turkey rounded out the top five happiest nations, while Hungary, South Korea, Russia, Spain and Italy had the fewest number of happy people. Perhaps proving that money can’t buy happiness, residents of some of the world biggest economic powers, including the United States, Canada and Britain, fell in the middle of the happiness scale.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Don't Even Think to Celebrate Valentine's Day in The Indonesia's City

Pekanbaru one of the cities in Indonesia, has officially banned the celebration of Valentine’s Day among school students through a circular issued by the local education office. "The ban on celebrating valentine’s day is official and a letter informing all schools in the city has been circulated," Yuzamri Yakub, head of Pekanbaru city’s education office, said on Monday.

The circular marked the first time for Pekanabaru to ban the celebration and it was intended to make students aware that love towards one’s neighbors should be shown at all times, not just on a particular day, he said. Information on the ban had been conveyed not only to teachers and students at junior and senior high schools but also at institutes of higher learning in the city, Yuzamri said.

"The ban is also meant to prevent extra-marital sex among young people as valentine’s day is identical with all sorts of things that deviate from religious norms," he said.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Indonesian Police Arrest Alleged Serial Sex Killer

Indonesian police said Wednesday they had arrested a man who allegedly killed at least four men with tea laced with rat poison after having sex with them. The 24-year-old, identified as Mujianto, was arrested on Monday in Nganjuk district of East Java province for the killings committed since the middle of last year, local police chief Anggoro Sukartono told reporters.

“He confessed he had attempted to kill 15 people. He said he did it because he was jealous that his male lover was having a sexual relationship with other men,” he said. “Four of the victims died, two survived, and we have no idea what happened to the others,” he added.

Mujianto had offered his victims tea mixed with rat poison after he had sex with them, Sukartono said. Under Indonesian law, Mujianto could face the death penalty if convicted of premeditated murder.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Incredible Cat-eye Boy Who Can 'See in The Dark'

A young Chinese boy who was born with brilliant blue eyes - like those of a Siamese cat - claims to have the ability to see in pitch darkness. Nong Yousui from Dahua has eyes which, it is claimed, reflect neon green when when a light is shined on them.

Nong who enjoys playing outside with his schoolmates but struggles with in bright sunlight, claims he can see perfectly clearly even in complete darkness.
His father said: 'Two weeks after he was born I was told his eyes were different.

To test his abilities, a Chinese journalist recently prepared a set of questionnaires which he was able to finish in a pitch black room. Video footage of the youngster, whose current age has not been revealed, first emerged in 2009, but has only recently been picked up online.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Facebook for Sale

Even in a region famous for cranking out business marvels, Facebook is something to behold. Almost eight years to the day after launching in a Harvard dorm room, the Menlo Park social networking giant on Wednesday took the wraps off a financial rocket that reached all but the loftiest of expectations surrounding the company.

In its eagerly awaited initial public offering filing, Facebook said its annual revenue last year totalled $US3.7 billion ($A3.47 billion) as profits hit $US1 billion. About 845 million people around the world check into the site at least monthly - and nearly 500 million do so daily - giving Facebook the kind of global reach usually associated with a century-old brand like Coca-Cola.

''This is a unique and extraordinary company,'' said Mark Siegel, managing director at venture capital firm Menlo Ventures, which does not have a stake in the company. ''I don't know that you can draw a whole lot of parallels.''

All of which is why the $US5 billion offering, which several reports say could rise to $US10 billion, is the most highly anticipated tech offer since Google. It could mint hundreds of millionaires, make boatloads of rich VCs a whole lot richer and reignite market fascination with dot-com offerings in the wake of some high-profile duds.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Twitter CEO Says Blocking Policy Over-distilled

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is seeking to calm the global outrage over the company's new country-by-country censorship policy.

Speaking at the All Things D conference on Monday he said that the outrage in part has resulted from the issue being treated with the same the kind of shorthand that has made Twitter popular.

By taking down tweets only in the country where Twitter believes they may have violated local laws, Costolo says the company is making sure the message is still available to the rest of the world.


Monday, February 6, 2012

For Many Indonesians, 'Fesbuk' is The Only Internet

Indonesia, a developing Muslim nation which claims the world’s third-largest community of Facebook users, has become a showcase for the social networking site’s global power and reach.

Facebook has broken technological and social barriers to connect 40 million users in the sprawling Indonesian archipelago of more than 17,000 islands, some without even landline connections. Its remarkable ascent has for many users rendered the rest of the Internet obsolete, as well as attracted allegations that it is responsible for encouraging pornography, premarital sex and adultery.

Banking on its global popularity, which has also seen India amass the second-biggest number of users after the United States, Facebook has filed for a stock market debut expected to become one of the biggest of all time. With even cheap cell phones in Indonesia sold already bundled with Facebook applications, for many, “Fesbuk” — as it is written in the national Bahasa language — simply is the Internet.

Many don’t bother to do anything else on the Internet and are barely aware that they can use the browser button on their phone to go online, he explains.


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Age spots should really be called “sun spots”

Those brown spots that tend to crop up with age have little to do with the passing years, and much more to do with soaking up rays. “Age spots are the result of cumulative sun exposure and subsequent damage,” says Dr. Fusco.

“They appear because pigment cells have accumulated in the top layer of skin.” To prevent sunspots, apply sunscreen in the morning every single day—and every few hours afterward if you’ll be in direct sunlight. “The minimum SPF you should use is 30; be sure that it’s broad spectrum to block UVB and UVA rays.” advises Dr. Fusco. Aim to use a marble-sized amount of block for your face and a shot glass–sized amount for your body. Though age spots aren’t directly related to age, seborriheic keratosis, benign hereditary moles that usually stick out from your skin, are.

They vary in color from white to black, says Dr. Oppenheim, and tend to appear on the face, scalp and torso (but can show up anywhere except your palms, the soles of your feet and your mouth) as you grow older.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Zuckerberg Roommate Who Said No to Facebook

Facebook is due to become a publicly traded company on Wednesday when it will launch with an expected $100billion valuation, but one man in Mark Zuckerberg's social network won't be celebrating to the same extent. Joe Green is the former college roommate of Mr Zuckerberg who, unlike his famous friend, decided to stay enrolled in Harvard instead of dropping out to make Facebook. That decision is called his $400million mistake.

Even in spite of the mistake, Mr Green now runs a charitable giving site called Causes and through that as well as the shares of Facebook which he owns, he will still likely make a multi-million dollar profit from the company's expected launch. 'My father, who's a professor, was not too happy with the prospect of me getting kicked out of school,' Mr Green told Good Morning America.

Instead of going on to launch the world's biggest social network, Mr Green graduated and went to work for John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign, and is now running an online charitable giving service that is one of Facebook's largest applications. Though he wasn't one of the original founders of Facebook in full, Mr Green was a part of the company's original iteration and helped Mr Zuckerberg create the website's predecessor. The college boys first made a site called 'FaceMash' which allowed visitors to judge the looks of people online.