Tuesday, May 28, 2013
(Reuters) - Chinese hackers hacked their way to obtain access to designs of more than two dozen major U.S. weapons systems, a U.S. report said on Monday. Also Australian media said Chinese hackers had stolen the blueprints for Australia's new spy headquarters.
The Washington Post cited a report prepared for the Defense Department by the Defense Science Board said the compromised U.S. designs included those for combat aircraft and ships, as well as missile defenses vital for Europe, Asia and the Gulf.
Among the weapons listed in the report were the advanced Patriot missile system, the Navy's Aegis ballistic missile defense systems, the F/A-18 fighter jet, the V-22 Osprey, the Black Hawk helicopter and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
The report did not specify the extent or time of the cyber-thefts or indicate if they involved computer networks of the U.S. government, contractors or subcontractors.
But the espionage would give China knowledge that could be exploited in a conflict, such as the ability to knock out communications and corrupting data, the Post said. It also could speed China's development of its defense technology.
In a report to Congress this month, the Pentagon said China was using espionage to modernize its military and its hacking was a serious concern. It said the U.S. government had been the target of hacking that appeared to be "attributable directly to the Chinese government and military."
China dismissed the report as groundless. Next year expect the Chinese version of Aegis ballistic missile defense systems, the F/A-18 fighter jet, the V-22 Osprey, the Black Hawk helicopter and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Popular toy brand Mattel smashes yet another world record. Mattel's Hot Wheels created the world's longest toy track in history at the Indianapolis 500 Saturday, May 25th, to celebrate its World's Best Driver Championship event.
The racetrack is one-mile long with four lanes. Kids were invited from all over the US to race four toy-size cars around the track.
Christopher Bienusa, a 12-year-old from Alexandria, Minnesota won the race. He is coached by racing legends Mario and John Andretti.
More than 1,000 pieces of custom-made Hot Wheels track were used to build the longest track. Alexandria Industries manufactured nearly 4,700 pounds of aluminum extrusions to withstand outdoor elements such as heat and rain.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Xbox One has been revealed by Microsoft on May 21 in their big reveal event. They showed footage of Call of Duty Ghosts, NBA Live 14, Madden 25, and Forza Motorsport 5 which are great.
They also boast Instant Switching or multitasking function, in switching from one task to another all you need to do is give a voice command to switch like "Show Movie" or "Play Game." You can also take Skype calls while playing for favorite game or watching your favorite movie. Users can also call friends through Skype to other devices like smartphones, tablets, or PCs.
You can also record and upload footage of your games.
Here are the Specs:
RAM: 8GB DDR3
CPU: 8 Core Microsoft custom CPU
Storage: 500 GB Hard Drive
Second Screen: SmartGlass
Cloud Storage: Available
Optical Drive: Blu-Ray/DVD
Game DVR: Available
Mandatory Game Installs: Available
Required Internet Connection: Yes
Used Game Fee: Yes
Backwards Compatibility: No
Cross Game Chat: through Skype
Motion Control: Kinect 2
Voice Commands: Available
Subscription Service: Xbox Live
USB: USB 3.0
Web Connection: Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi
BlueTooth: Bluetooth 2.1
A/V Hookups: HDMI input and output (4K support), Optical output
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Avengers 2 is set to be released on May 1, 2014. In an interview with the screen writer and director Joss Whedon, he confirmed that included in the film are Pietro (Quicksilver) and Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch). In the comic books they are both Magneto's children.
Quicksilver has a superhuman speed ability, while Scarlet Witch is able to control probability, reality alteration, and chaos magic.
"They're interesting to me because they sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn’t necessarily agree with The Avengers. So they're not there to make things easier. I'm not putting any characters in the movie that will make things easier," Whedon said.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Lamborghini has recently unveiled their latest masterpiece Lamborghini Egoista Concept in celebration of the company's 50th anniversary.
Lamborghini is now focusing on limited edition supercars like the Veneno, which was presented at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
The Egoista is designed by Walter de Silva, the one-seat supercar was inspired by an Apache helicopter. Reports stated that the super car is made of carbon fiber throughout its build and even utilizes a removable cockpit canopy that can help save on weight. The Lamborghini Egoista also features a 5.2-litre V10 engine.
"This is a car made for a single person, to have fun and to express their own personality. It is designed for people who want the most extreme and most special things in the world. This car represents extremes of hedonism; it is a car without compromise. In a word, it is selfish," said Walter de Silva.
“I am very attached to this Italian brand, being an Italian myself. I wanted to pay homage to and think up a vehicle to underline the fact that Lamborghinis have always been made with passion, and with the heart more than the head”, de Silva continued.
The Lamborghini Egoista won’t be put into production.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Apple will award the person to download the 50 billionth app to celebrate the download milestone.
If you want to be the lucky winner to download the 50 billionth app and win the App Store gift card worth $10,000, better go online now and monitor the Apple Countdown Page.
You will need to submit a free entry form and no purchase is necessary to win. Also take note that the contest is open only to 13 years of age or older.
So if you win, how would you spend a $10,000 App Store gift card? You can listen to all the music you want, watch all the movies you like, and even fill your iPhone and iPad with the apps that it can handle.
Join now visit Apple Store.