Monthly Archives: March 2012
This visualization shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through Decmeber 2007. The visualization does not include a narration or annotations; the goal was to use ocean flow data to create a simple, visceral experience.
This visualization was produced using NASA/JPL’s computational model called Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean, Phase II or ECCO2.. ECCO2 is high resolution model of the global ocean and sea-ice. ECCO2 attempts to model the oceans and sea ice to increasingly accurate resolutions that begin to resolve ocean eddies and other narrow-current systems which transport heat and carbon in the oceans.The ECCO2 model simulates ocean flows at all depths, but only surface flows are used in this visualization. The dark patterns under the ocean represent the undersea bathymetry. Topographic land exaggeration is 20x and bathymetric exaggeration is 40x.
credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
- NASA video visualizes a ‘Perpetual Ocean’ (news.cnet.com)
- NASA Perpetual Ocean: The Ocean Surface Currents around the World (infosthetics.com)
- Videos take artistic look at scientific frontiers (cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com)
- Watch NASA’s Animation of the World’s Ocean Surface Currents (treehugger.com)
- Nasa model of ocean currents looks like Vincent van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’ (dailymail.co.uk)
- NASA’s Perpetual Ocean model looks like animated Van Gogh (geek.com)
- NASA’s ‘Perpetual Ocean’ Video is Hypnotic (webpronews.com)
- Time-Lapse of Ocean Currents Looks Like a Living Van Gogh Painting [Watch This] (gizmodo.com)
I’ve been eagerly anticipating the full-on release of BlueStacks’ App Player, so imagine my excitement, now that the software has officially made the leap from its brief alpha stage to “beta-1″ status. If you’ll recall, the App Player can virtually run over 450k Android apps on Windows XP, Vista and 7, all without developers needing to tweak their respective coding. Notably, this latest build has a host of updates including LayerCake, allowing x86-based machines run apps written for ARM — and with hardware graphics acceleration, no less. Other notable goodies from the beta build include official localization in 10 countries, mock accelerometer support (arrow keys), an updated UI and Direct AppStore Access. If the mere thought of running Android Angry Birds on Windows has your interests piqued, you’ll find further details about BlueStacks in the full press release and video overview past the break.
BlueStacks Brings 450,000 Android Apps to a Billion PCs
After 3-month alpha test attracts a million users and a Best of CES award, company releases beta-1 version of “App Player”
CAMPBELL, Calif. – March 26, 2012 – BlueStacks announced the availability of the beta-1 version of their App Player for PC today. The software supports Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7, and enables Android apps to run in windowed or fullscreen mode on PC.
The beta-1 version now incorporates the company’s patent-pending LayercakeTM technology. LayerCakeTM enables apps written for ARM processors like Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja to run seamlessly on x86-based PCs. It also enables hardware graphics acceleration. These capabilities were not part of last year’s alpha version. Apps designed for high-end tablets that use graphics-intensive engines such as Unity can also run on the platform.
“LayerCake is a disruptive technology that enables PC manufacturers to bring the best of the Android ecosystem to their customers. It also leverages the advanced graphics capabilities of AMD APU and GPU platforms,” said Manju Hegde, corporate vice president, Content, Applications and Solutions at AMD (NYSE: AMD). We are excited to work with BlueStacks to make the emerging Android mobile apps market part of the broader computing arena, especially given that the beta-1 version has been localized for 10 different countries.”
The alpha test of BlueStacks ran from October through December of last year, and included a more limited app selection. In those three months, it attracted over a million users in more than 100 countries such as the US, Korea, Brazil, Germany and China. Over 4.5 Million apps were opened. Especially popular were apps like Kakao Talk in Korea, Wordfeud in Germany and WhatsApp in the US. “You know, first there was Angry Birds on Chrome which was a big deal, then recently Steve Ballmer stood up at CES and announced that Cut the Rope had been ported to IE9 – with BlueStacks, it’s 450,000 apps coming to Windows at once,” said BlueStacks CEO, Rosen Sharma.
The developers behind top apps like Fruit Ninja, SliceIt!, Barnes & Noble’s Nook, Townsmen, Evernote, Defender and StumbleUpon have partnered with BlueStacks to have their apps pre-loaded in the beta-1 version. “A Billion PCs is a huge potential market for any developer. There is the potential to make good money from the additional app discovery and usage,” said Markus Kassulke, CEO of popular developer HandyGames. “The best part is, we don’t have to do any work. Our apps run without any modifications or porting.”
- BlueStacks Beta brings Android apps to Windows, now with better graphics (liliputing.com)
- BlueStacks App Player Enters Beta, Brings Android Apps To Your PC Desktop (mashable.com)
- BlueStacks App Player beta-1 brings Android apps to PCs (slashgear.com)
- After Alpha Attracts 1M Users, BlueStacks Goes Beta To Bring 450K Android Apps To Your PC (bulletfame.wordpress.com)
- Latest BlueStacks ARMs your PC (download.cnet.com)
- BlueStacks’ Android on Windows App Player enters beta (electronista.com)
- Bluestacks beta lets you run almost any Android app on Windows (venturebeat.com)
If you happen to have a Samsung Galaxy S2 then be extra cautious today with the notifications in your Status bar as you may end up installing a malware by accident.
Samsung Galaxy S2 users prompted by Google Play Store to install suspicious app
We are receiving reports that the Google Play Store a.k.a Android Market, is prompting Samsung Galaxy S2 users that an update is available for them. It appears to be disguised as a Russian language firmware update.
From what we’ve heard, it is apparently screwing up Samsung Galaxy S2 phones already but we haven’t received any details yet as to what exactly it is trying to do. Given that its name is in Russian, we can’t tell you what it is called but it is developed by OJSC Mobile Telesystems and its icon is a red box with a white “@” logo inside. Check out the screenshot at the bottom to see what we mean.
Have you received a similar prompt to update your Samsung Galaxy S2? Did you accidentally install it? Sound off in the comments below.
Samsung has several pieces of software that it installs on it devices but that aren’t in the Google Play store (for obvious reasons). However, every single Android app has an app name that identifies it on the Android system, in this case the “unique” name is com.seven.Z7, which identifies Samsung’s email app. What appears to have happened is that Russian developer OJSC Mobile Telesystems gave that unique identifier to its “МТС Мобильная Почта” app, and so these Samsung devices were tricked into thinking it was an update to Samsung’s email client. Since Google Play allows for automatic updating of all apps, it was installed on many devices.
Η νέα ενημερωμένη έκδοση για το Android χρήστες και φέρνει την εφαρμογή στην έκδοση 3.5.15. Η ενημερωμένη έκδοση εισάγει μια σειρά από νέα χαρακτηριστικά που θα κάνει την εμπειρία των android εφαρμογών καλύτερη . Η αλλαγή στο “my ” είναι η πιο προφανής αλλαγή που επήλθε με αυτή την τελευταία ενημέρωση. Νέα χαρακτηριστικό που προστίθενται σε αυτήν την έκδοση είναι η μουσική, το ολοκαίνουργιο περιβάλλον και ειδικά σχεδιασμένα για τη μουσική της Google.Play Store είναι διαθέσιμη για
Υπάρχει πλέον η δυνατότητα ταξινόμησης και φιλτραρίσματος των σχολιών στις εφαρμογές, όπως και κάποιες διορθώσεις-βελτιώσεις.
- [Download] Google Play Store (Formerly Android Market) v3.5.15 APK With A New Tabbed My Apps Interface (androidpolice.com)
- Geek 101: How to install Android apps (geek.com)
- How to Manually Update Android Market to Google Play Store (news.softpedia.com)
- Android Apps Can Now Be Greater Than 50MB In Size! (techie-buzz.com)
- Download APKs Directly From The Web Market To Your Computer With The ‘APK Downloader’ Extension For Google Chrome (androidpolice.com)