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Jan 15
nationalpost:

Graphic: Where will the Phobos-Grunt probe spill its toxic payload into Indian Ocean? Where else could parts land?According to a statement and map released by Roskosmos, the Russian space agency’s stranded Phobos-Grunt Mars probe will most likely crash into the Indian Ocean west of Jakarta between January 14 and 16.Roskosmos said the predicted spot and time were subject to change.In an embarrassing setback, the $165-million probe designed to travel to the Mars moon of Phobos and bring back soil samples blasted off on November 9 but failed to leave the Earth’s orbit.

nationalpost:

Graphic: Where will the Phobos-Grunt probe spill its toxic payload into Indian Ocean? Where else could parts land?
According to a statement and map released by Roskosmos, the Russian space agency’s stranded Phobos-Grunt Mars probe will most likely crash into the Indian Ocean west of Jakarta between January 14 and 16.

Roskosmos said the predicted spot and time were subject to change.

In an embarrassing setback, the $165-million probe designed to travel to the Mars moon of Phobos and bring back soil samples blasted off on November 9 but failed to leave the Earth’s orbit.

Jan 15

seattle-gadgets:

Razer Blade Gaming Notebook Hands-On (by laptopmag)

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Jan 15

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Jan 15
standingstrides:

Happy families…

standingstrides:

Happy families…

Jan 15
guardian:


CES 2012: the key gadgets
Bluetooth-enabled watches that connect to your smartphone on display from i’m watch of Italy  Photograph: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

guardian:

CES 2012: the key gadgets

Bluetooth-enabled watches that connect to your smartphone on display from i’m watch of Italy Photograph: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Jan 15

suzidreams:

Tased From Above…New Robot Helicopter Starts Patrolling Civilians 

No joke.  The ShadowHawk is a weaponized unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).  It is 7-ft. long, weighs 50 lbs and can fly 50 mph.  Cameras can track vehicles or people day or night.  Options include laser pointers, range finders, illuminators, CCD TV optics and a FLIR infrared camera.  Take off, flying and landing can be fully automated or pilot assist, semi-autonomous.  

The military and law enforcement can opt to add an XREP taser, 37mm or 40mm grenade launchers or a meaty single shot or multiple shot 12 gauge shotgun.  The final variety is for military use only and they don’t tell us what sorts of ballistics toys they get to pick from.  

The Sheriff’s Office of Montgomery County, Texas was recently awarded a grant by the Dept. of Homeland Security for a squadron of ShadowHawks.  ”I absolutely believe it will become a critical component on all SWAT callouts and narcotics raids and emergency management operations.” said a Montgomery Co. deputy.  

How long will it be until the sound of a robot helicopter flying above as you walk in your neighborhood is so common that no one pays any attention to it?   I wonder.

Jan 15
n-a-s-a:

At Last, GLAST
Image Credit: Jerry Cannon, Robert Murray, NASA 

n-a-s-a:

At Last, GLAST

Image Credit: Jerry Cannon, Robert Murray, NASA 

Jan 15

Hacked memo leaked: Apple, Nokia, RIM supply backdoors for gov't intercept? →

whonewmedia:

Previously a group of Indian hackers called The Lords of Dharmaraja had posted documents that were pillaged during the hack of an Indian military network. That Pastebin post was removed, but can be viewed via Google cache.

Jan 15
qrliving:

We admit, these were cool in our day.

qrliving:

We admit, these were cool in our day.

Jan 15

quote As American consumers ogle over shiny new gadgets at this week’s Consumer Electronic’s Show, the workers that make those products are threatening mass suicide for the horrid working conditions at Foxconn. 300 employees who worked making the Xbox 360 stood at the edge of the factory building, about to jump, after their boss reneged on promised compensation, reports English news site Want China Times.