Saturday, January 25, 2014
If you don't live on the internet in case you've miss it, there's a Gmail outage yesterday that has caused panic online. The outage took about an hour for Google to fix the bug. The outage wreak havoc not only on Gmail accounts but also on Google+, Google Drive, and Google Sites.
On their official blog, they posted that the shutdown is caused by "an internal system that generates configurations—essentially, information that tells other systems how to behave - -encounter[ing] a software bug and generat[ing] an incorrect configuration."
While Gmail is down, Yahoo quickly grab the oppurtunity to tell everyone about the outage through Twitter.
"Gmail is temporarily unavailable" "Temporary Error (500)"
Yup, it's funny. Later, Yahoo apologize for that Tweet, which I think is not necessary. Yahoo Tweeted after:
"The @Yahoo Twitter handle is used by our editorial team to inform about news and events."
"Earlier today, a tweet that reflected bad judgment was posted and has been deleted. We apologize to @Google and the @Gmail team,"
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Google's smart contact lens prototype will monitor the glucose levels in tears. One of the biggest health problem today is Diabetes, and having a monitor that wouldn't require to prick your fingers to draw blood will be really helpful.
The prototype contact lens has sensor between two layers of lenses that measures the glucose levels in tears. There is a minute pinhole in the lens that let fluid to seep in and the glucose monitor will analyze the glucose levels in the tears.
It also have a small antenna, capacitor and controller, to transmit the data to a smartphone or any handheld monitor, where that data can be read and analyzed.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
LAS VEGAS — Wearable gadget is the hottest trend at the 2014 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Here are some of it:
Epson Moverio BT-200 - Moverio BT-200 is an upgraded version of EPSON Moverio BT-100, it will have dual projectors and will project images directly to both lenses.
Epson will be offering the Moverio BT-200 directly on Amazon for $699 starting in March.
Garmin Vivofit - Garmin Ltd is a GPS company that offers GPS technology across diverse markets, including aviation, marine, fitness, outdoor recreation, tracking and mobile apps. Their latest offering is the Vivofit, it is their first fitness tracker. They will be joining Jawbone and Fitbit to act as your personal trainer.
The Vivofit will track the location where you run and how long you run. It will also set goals for you.
As for Fitbit, they hire fashion designer Tory Burch to update their products design to look less like a Livestrong bracelet and more like a high-end accessory.
Pebble Steel - is a new smart watch with a classic design. It comes with a steel or leather straps instead of rubber or silicone. The company also said that they have a Pebble app store were you can customize your watches. There will be a dedicated downloadable section that will appear in the Pebble app for both Android and iOS.
Smart Earbuds from Intel - Intel CEO Brian Krzanich presented a pair of earbuds that offers a lot. It is powered by your phone's headphone jack, it can detect your heartbeat, so if you are not working hard enough it will give you an upbeat song to keep you pumped.