June 9, 2011
[Jenna Klimes, Technology News Contributor]
Out in Autumn this year, Apple‘s new iOS 5 promises to delight even the most unimpressionable by its stunning display of features designed to uprate the iPhone into a never-seen-before must-have communications marvel.
Practically all the functionality of the existing iPhone OS infrastructure has been upgraded and refined, from notifications, text and photo editing to messaging and media management.
Check it out and give your iPhone a treat…
June 8, 2011
[Renate Von Kuznig, Health Contributor]
Wall Street Journal: Not cucumbers, not sprouts, not tomatoes – what then is responsible for the ongoing deaths (up to 28 or so) and the thousands being made ill by the e.coli infections hitting Germany and frightening the world? The culprit it seems is to be none other than an evolved and extremely toxic version of a bug first identified in Münster, Germany, way back in 2001 say scientists.
According to Alexander Mellmann at the University Hospital of Munster: “Everything we know so far indicates it is an evolved strain…if it was completely unknown, we’d struggle a lot more in our effort to fight it.”
Researchers at BGI and University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf researchers who seem to agree with Dr. Mellmann after looking at material belonging to the 2001 and 2011 strains of the bug and found that seven genes crucial to both bugs’ existence are the same as well as 12 others.
The 2001 outbreak had affected around five identified people world-wide and had never really been identified and eradicated and the scientists’ genetic analysis has shown up that as the earlier bug has interacted with the newer one, it has become stronger and is practically drug-resistant.
Nearly all the 2700, or so cases of the bug infection and associated deaths can be traced back to Germany.
June 5, 2011
[Sandi Kleera, Science News Contributor]
A Solar Bikini created by the New York-based designer, Andrew Schneider
, is the newest craze for keeping your iPhone
topped up continuously whilst you are on the beach via your bikini
Its not cheap – at £120 per shot, it is certainly a rich girl’s trinket. Is it safe? Well, Mr. Schneider says: ‘of course’!
May 26, 2011
[Sumi Aleksander, Japan News Contributor]
USGS: On Tuesday 24th May 2011, an earthquake of 5.9 magnitude struck the Honshu region which encapsulates the troubled Fukushima nuclear plant. No tsunami, or damage reports have been made.
The Honshu region is a notoriously unstable part of Japan and practically each day earthquakes at M4 to 6 strike the area.
An anonymous source at the UN has disclosed that it is looking into the Fukushima plant disaster to decide whether Japan was negligent in building the a nuclear plant in such an unstable part of the country and in that respect whether it should be made to compensate all countries that are now affected from serious radioactive contamination from the nuclear disaster that struck the plant.
May 25, 2011
Telegraph.co.uk: Cloud computing has gone viral – that’s official!
To celebrate the advancing technology’s arriving, the Telegraph is offering free invitations to a gala event to be held at London’s landmark ‘Gerkin’ building on June 22nd 2011.
The event is being hosted by the Daily Telegraph and Microsoft and will include speakers from both companies and the government and is proving very attractive as a networking venue for those interested in the latest IT phenomenon.
As from today, there are only 50 places left, so if you are an IT boss in a company employing more than 250 people, apply with good reasons for you to be at the event and you should get in. If you get in, remember to tell the Telegraph that iToD Daily tipped you off!
To apply for a place, click on this link, or the picture above.
May 20, 2011
[Kevin Johnson, Technology News Contributor]
Gizmodo’s Melanie Pinola says today’s up and coming workspace has got to be one with a computer integrated into a desk with a glass top for wowy lighting – sheer heaven for the nerdy and the techno-appreciative!
Peter (or, L3p D3sk) in the Cooler Master 2011 Case Mod Competition, presents the scratch build as storage unchallenged: 10TB+; Overclock potential: 4,5Ghz+; nice to look at and completely made of aluminum and glass; watercooled; no cables in sight; easy to change hardware. And…completely silent!
The full features can be examined here…..Also you can check out the photo gallery of the wonder desk here…