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There have been many file sharing services that have been gradually history, cases like Kazaa, Napster a few years ago, among many others who were created with this, say open door to piracy. BitTorrent want to get away from all this in a different way, trying to disengage from their calling piracy, BitTorrent Bunde.
Bundle BitTorrent is a new version of the torrent file. This packet format allows different content creators share but before any action requiring users to download. This could be a payment, subscription or really what you “think you should pay to have it”. Because the content is behind a wall within the current file, these packages may travel freely across the web and BitTorrent ecosystem.
This new file format torrent has been announced with a pitch of DJ Kaskade, who is offering exclusive content in exchange for email addresses of their fans. According to vice president of marketing for BitTorrent, Matt Mason “The package could be used BitTorrent to release a box set of Star Wars, for example, and include gifts like CAD designs for toys and accessories.”
Downloading the promotional bundle
Currently only can avail this service by contacting directly BitTorrent, but the company says that the service will soon be releasing a whole set of tools for anyone interested through a website.
Large technology companies struggle to be more respectful of the environment. Support renewable energy or seek the most suitable place to locate their data servers. Greenpeace analyzed the behavior of these companies and made a list of environmental technology companies. It seems that Google is taking the lead in this regard.
Google is far ahead of other companies in terms of solutions to tackle climate change and good energy management. First, it releases its energy footprint, a first step in trying to reduce it. On the other hand, has developed an ambitious plan to achieve mitigation of emissions reduction that is incredibly detailed. In addition, Google is not silent to governments, urging both United States and European Union to cut their emissions.
However, in general, technology companies are decreasing the actions that improve the environment, especially the urgent cuts in global emissions of greenhouse gases. There are few real actions. Read the rest of this entry »
The fireflies are perfect animals for scientific inspire a hunger for energy efficiency. And so it has been for some U.S. scientists, because these animals are not only bright in the dark, but also on being the best example of something as incredible as bioluminescence, biological lighting which now inspires science to create light artificial to 30 times more efficient than previous similar experiments. Leeds will be the new future, but do not need no plugs or batteries, and not science fiction.
Will be using nanotechnology as leverage the natural bioluminescence of fireflies to create a similar system that combines biological elements (enzymes) and biological (nanotubes). Walk it engaged a team of scientists from the University of Syracuse New York, with the aim of creating natural lighting that emulates this bioluminescence. Read the rest of this entry »
Flooding in cities can be prevented with proper management of sewage, but also with the creation of buildings that help drainage and water absorption. A forest is not flooded easily because there are plants and the earth does not receive water at once, but the drops are slipping through the leaves, stems and trunks, and take time to reach the ground. When the storm passes, on the ground, in the worst case, there is mud.
In cities, however, there is nothing to stop the water. Everything is concrete. The water goes directly to the drainage systems which, if they are stuck or the amount of water is large enough, become saturated and start a flood. For years, city managers create more green spaces in the middle of the road. Even in the walls and roof of buildings. Not only is a way to clean the environment, tune it and moisten it, but also serves to prevent flood.
In this regard, researchers at Virginia Tech have made a green roof test to determine the effectiveness of the systems in reducing the harmful effects of torrential rain. Read the rest of this entry »
Environmental technology is to use advances in technology to achieve a better environment through reduced pollution and greater sustainability. This can mean significant progress in the future to stop the deterioration of the ozone layer and preventing climate change is so abrupt and rapid.
Many pioneers in technology are responsible for carrying out such practices as healthy for our planet because they spend much of their resources in R & D for these causes. Sony Toshiba, Samsung and Philips are good examples. Read the rest of this entry »
On the eve of the Intel Developer Forum, held between 13 and 15 September, Intel Corporation shows the role played by various types of computing in the field of disaster management. Moderated by Keri Carkeek, eco-technology strategist for Intel, the roundtable will focus on the phases of disaster management. Together with experts from the Carkeek be real, with experience on the subject, including:
* Perry Olson, IT risk management and security, Intel
* Michael Bowers, senior director of global emergency strategic response, Mercy Corps *
* Frank Schott, director of global program * NetHope
* Bob Marshall, president and CEO of Earth Networks *
Carkeek day begins with an introduction to disaster management, common terminology associated with it, and its different phases, and provides an overview of how this field will benefit from many innovations in computing. Carkeek, as well as invited expert speakers will cover the phases of disaster response, mitigation, preparedness and response, before the opening of the Exhibition of Technology.
The Technology Show features more than a dozen pieces related to the area of ??disaster management, from the alert and response to evacuation and traffic management. The following descriptions are a guide to explore research projects to be displayed.
Sixty percent of companies that lose their data make mistakes in the 6 months following a desastre1. The research presented focuses on “continuity of business” and how to enhance resilience to disasters through preventive planning.
Simulation of extreme events of Disaster Preparedness
Virtual environments are often used for gaming, but Intel researchers have developed a new software architecture that, when combined with a cloud computing model, allows applications to scale user experiences beyond the existing limits. “Distributed Scene Graph” (“Distributed Scene Graph”) is a rich 3-D display based on the cloud, which allows thousands of people participating in a simulated disaster scenario. The virtual experience will help communities understand what is likely to happen on a large scale using immersive gaming serious. Although the game simulates only a fraction of the problems that occur during a disaster (eg, limited communication and transportation problems), the frame can be expanded to add many different simulation engines. The use of large-scale games involving Internet extends through the Internet for a fraction of the cost of existing training exercises. The natural reactions of the participants within the safe confines of the simulated environment can be observed and studied by experts who can create better decision-making and training tools in the community