Say the phrase “safer sex” and what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Condoms. Of course. But condoms are far from the only thing that makes a sexual act “safer.” You see, safe sex is like safe driving.
American football , known in the United States as football , is a team sport . It is played by two teams, eleven players to a side, who advance an oval ball [ 2 ] over a rectangular field that is 120 yards long by 53.3 yards wide and has goalposts at both ends. The team in possession of the ball (the offense) attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball. To continue their drive, the offense must advance the ball at least 10 yards down the field in a series of four downs . If they succeed, they receive a new set of four downs to continue their drive. Otherwise, they lose control of the ball to the opposing team.
An Analysis of the “Who” at Curry&Cigarettes. They’re a stand-alone kind of person. They don’t mind having the opinion farthest out of the social circle. They love to learn and despite uncomfortable situations in learning new things sometimes, they appreciate what they’re gaining. The difficult thing about analyzing one’s demographic is that in doing so you’re forced to acknowledge that for the most part you’re talking about yourself.
Student. Love to write. Plunging into social media in 2011. Did I say I love to write?
A barrier facing chip manufacturing in the near future is one of size. Using existing chip manufacturing technology and techniques we can only go so small before the components being used become too unreliable to form a usable processor. But researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia may have pushed back that barrier with the creation of a new, tiny transistor. The smallest processors being made today are on a 22-nanometer scale. On such a chip each of the billions of transistors used is 42 atoms across. What this research group has managed to do is create a transistor that is just 7 atoms across–a major leap in miniaturisation of a core processor component.
3-D Transistor This image shows the vertical fins of Intel’s 22 nanometer microprocessor using 3-D Tri-Gate transistors. Intel In a move that could remake the microchip industry, Intel announced Wednesday it will start mass-producing the first three-dimensional silicon transistors .
When Intel unveiled the Ultrabook platform back in May, the chip giant had some very specific guidance on what classes a laptop as an Ultrabook . The “thin, light, and elegant” portable machines have to use a Sandy Bridge Core processor, be no more than 20mm thick, and have a price point of $1,000 or less. That $1,000 price point limit means you should never have to pay more than the base MacBook Air configuration for an Ultrabook, which already makes them look competitive next to Apple’s laptops.
It’s the first day of December, the month that Raspberry Pi is set to offer the community a limited supply of $25 PC kits . Is progress being made towards that goal? Most definitely yes, as a bunch of images appearing on the Raspberry Pi website demonstrate the first signs of the finished device. With the design of the board pretty much set in stone (unless an overlooked problem presents itself), the foundation has ordered and received 100 unpopulated PCBs on to which the components of the PC will be added. The boards have been thoroughly tested and are ready for components, but we don’t currently know exactly when they will be ready to use. The good news is Raspberry Pi intends to offer some of this first batch for sale.
In the world of smartphones there’s a number of competing size aspects of a handset that help sell a device. The marketing departments of the major manufacturers want the thinnest device possible, with the largest display, and longest battery life. If you hit all three, you’ve gone a long way to producing a popular device. Making a phone thin comes down to what materials you use in the casing, how you layout the components inside, and just as importantly: what components are available to use. After all, you can only be as thin as the thickest component in the case.
HTC Zeta leaks: 2.5GHz quad core, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Beats Audio – Cell Phones & Mobile Device Technology News & UpdatesWhat’s this? It isn’t the first quad-core HTC smartphone we’ve seen running Android this month — that honor goes to the HTC Edge . This is the freshly-leaked HTC Zeta, another quad-core Ice Cream Sandwich monster.
The iPhone 4S is a very desirable smartphone, not only because of the access it allows to the App Store and iTunes , but also because it is such a sexy-looking device. While it looks great on the outside, the internals are quite impressive too. iFixit has decided that those internals shouldn’t be hidden behind a black or white back panel. To remedy that problem, they are now offering a replacement glass back panel that is transparent, allowing you to show off the components Apple would rather remain covered up. If they didn’t we’d see an official transparent iPhone 4S up for sale, wouldn’t we?
When it first released, the MacBook Air was all portability, no power. Like many first generation Apple products, it had limited functionality but paved the way for the future. Now that has changed — the latest MacBook Air rivals its big brother, the MacBook Pro, and it just lacks an optical drive. The engineer behind a Kickstarter project wants to simplify the unleashing of the Air’s home computer potential.
Siri hackers let you voice control your offline life – Cell Phones & Mobile Device Technology News & UpdatesHackers have learned how to intercept Siri voice commands and are using that knowledge to do some very cool new things. The video above, posted by Pete Lamonica, shows him to controlling his thermostat using Siri commands. He can raise and lower the temperature or just check to see how it’s set. In typical Siri style, the phone responds with answers to questions (“What’s the heater set to?”) or status confirmations (in response to “Set the heater to 72.”)
The value of these two diagrams created by Stephen Lardson (USA Cycling Coach) is just outstanding. I have gotten several requests for references on this diagram so here is what I have found for those of you doing research projects at university.(Morphed Bianchi Camaleonte IV 2006, Ridley Damocles 2006, Garmin, Mac)
2011 has been the year of on-demand music. Spotify ‘s US arrival, Facebook Music, and faster mobile data speeds contributed to skyrocketing subscriptions. This is our feature-by-feature breakdown of three top streaming services: Spotify, Rdio , and Grooveshark . M og, Rhapsody, and Napster could have been included, but we chose these three based on their larger catalogues. We have also spent the most time hands-on with them. Songs