It seems that there is no end in sight to the woes of Apple’s iPhone 5. But then, it may also seem so because Apple is known for shipping out the highest-quality products. We have earlier witnessed the Scuffgate as well as the light leaks in iPhone 5, apart from the reports of intermittent WiFi connectivity on Apple support forums.
And now, yet another issues is being reported by iPhone 5 users. According to the forums at Anandtech, a number of users have reported to have seen purple halo in photos taken with iPhone 5′s camera. The halo is seen when you take photos with the camera directed towards a bright source, such as some direct light source or the Sun. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Rabbi orders followers to burn iPhones, Android devices go unscathed?, iPhone 5 receives mandatory regulatory certification in China,
Scientists in the Land of the Rising Sun are laying claim to one of the missing pieces on the periodic table of elements, although the name might be deemed to be unlucky for some – element 113, as it is. The Japanese scientists have discovered Element 113, where it is an atom that has 113 protons in its nucleus, making it a type of matter which at this point in time, must be created within a laboratory setting simply because of one reason – you cannot find it naturally here on earth. There are heavier and heavier synthetic elements created throughout the years though, where at this point in time, the most massive one is element 118, dubbed ununoctium on a temporary basis.
Element 113 did not come by easily though, as it is notorious for being difficult to create, taking years in the process by researchers over at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science in Japan. Well, we are glad to see that their dogged persistence has finally paid off, where on August 12th this year, element 113 in all of its unstable glory was formed, albeit decaying quickly. This still left the team jubilant who declared that they have sufficient data to cite as proof of the accomplishment.
Kosuke Morita, leader of the research group, mention, “For over nine years, we have been searching for data conclusively identifying element 113, and now that at last we have it, it feels like a great weight has been lifted from our shoulders. I would like to thank all the researchers and staff involved in this momentous result, who persevered with the belief that one day 113 would be ours. For our next challenge, we look to the uncharted territory of element 119 and beyond.”By Ubergizmo. Related articles: New Java vulnerability found, could affect 1 billion users, Google Maps go underwater, do we call it Google Seaview?,
Oracle has recently been at the receiving end of criticism when a zero-day exploit was discovered in Java, an exploit which we were told had been brought to Oracle’s notice months ago. Oracle broke its quarterly schedule to ship out a patch for the exploit once the web became abuzz with it. However, that doesn’t mark the end of Oracle’s Java woes.
A security firm has revealed a new vulnerability in Java which affects multiple versions of Java and even the latest patch from Oracle doesn’t do anything to fix it. The flaw is related to the way Java handles data types, leaving a gaping vulnerability which allows for a complete bypass of Java sandbox. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Jury rules that Google violated copyright laws in Oracle trial, Android contains code copied from Java?,
It is rather sad that the world has yet to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, although in fictional environments, that particular endeavor has led the human world to be ruled by apes instead. Well, since we are more on the practical side of things, here we are with Keruve 2013, a new system from Vision that intends to prevent folks with Alzheimer’s disease from wandering around until they end up lost. The Keruve 2013 locater has been characterized for being the most effective system of protection against the risks of wandering developed to date, or at least that is what Vision claims. Granted, this is not the best looking medical device out there in the market, but if it is effective, the designers can work on its aesthetics later on.
The direct locator Keruve 2013 will comprise of a discrete GPS Watch with a safety lock
that the person affected with dementia wears, while a user friendly portable receiver will be used by the family to locate said person through a simple press of a button. Doing so will reveal the exact position of the patient on a map via the display, where it uses a quartet of positioning systems (SBAS-GPS, V-indoor, V-Cellid, T-GSM) so as not to be limited by range. There is no word on pricing as at press time, but you can set a couple of ranges (invisible fences, so to speak) of 200 meters and 500 meters.
So you own the Sony PS3 console (brand new super slim model or otherwise, it does not matter), and are disappointed with the lack of progress when it comes to Skyrim: Dawnguard. Just what are some of your options out there then? Well, perhaps this particular bit of news might soothe you in the form of the Assassin?s Creed Ezio Trilogy announcement that is a PS3 exclusive headed your way this coming November 13th for $39.99 a pop.
The Assassin?s Creed Ezio Trilogy will comprise of all three of Ezio Auditore da Firenze?s legendary adventures, including Assassin?s Creed 2 with all downloadable content, Assassin?s Creed Brotherhood and Assassin?s Creed Revelations. This will definitely offer more than enough gameplay time for you to forget the pain about the possibility of never getting Skyrim: Dawnguard working on the PS3. Will you be picking up the Assassin?s Creed Ezio Trilogy when it arrives, or do you think that you have had enough of the franchise?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: PS3 Assassin?s Creed Revelations receive Blu-ray bonus, Assassin's Creed: Revelations officially announced,
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It was more than a fortnight ago when we first laid our eyes on the cyborg cockroach that hailed from the North Carolina State University, and here we are with a video that details it further. It showcases Professor Alper Bozkurt’s love for these pesky insects known as cockroaches. I absolutely loathe these buggers, where no amount of bug spray seems to be able to work, and they tend to avoid my strategically placed roach traps after a while. Search and rescue operations seem to be the reason as to why these cyborg cockroaches were created in the first place.
You know what is worse for folks like me who loathe cockroaches, let alone cyborg ones? Best to stop here instead of performing further research and development on these pests, as I do not think that having zombie cyborg cockroaches hanging around planet Earth is such a good idea after all.
According to Alper Bozkurt, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in said university, “We don’t believe that we induce any sort of feeling of pain to the insect with our stimulations. Many people may be thinking that we are zapping the insect and it tries to avoid the pain and it goes in the other direction but biologically, there are a lot of research publications and evidence out there which suggest that there is no concept of pain for the insect.” That’s nice to hear, isn’t it?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Wall-Ye V.I.N. robot does the heavy lifting in vineyards, Robot reminds us of Michael Jackson in a dance,
If you want a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to a gaming headset, you would not be able to go wrong with the Sennheiser U 320 multi-platform gaming headset. The name itself gives the game away, where Sennheiser proudly claims that regardless of the gaming device you jive with, the Sennheiser U 320 will work with it just fine. It does not matter if the Sony PS3, Mac, PC or Xbox 360 is your gaming platform of choice, the Sennheiser U 320 is still touted to deliver consistent great sound while boasting a unique, comfortable design for long gaming sessions at a stretch.
The Sennheiser U 320 can be worn for long periods at a stretch without causing any discomfort or anything of that sort, where the open-acoustic design ensures that you will be able to maintain a cool head at all times, while there is also a soft-padded unique CircleFlex design that makes sure the ear pads can be adjusted automatically. Other features include a noise-canceling microphone that reduces ambient noise for crystal-clear conversations, while dual volume controls on the cable make adjustments a snap. You will be able to pick up the Sennheiser U 320 multi-platform gaming headset later this fall for $169.95, where it comes with a limited 2 year warranty to boot.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Sennheiser launches apt-X series of Bluetooth headphones, ColorWare offers custom Sennheiser microphones,