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Submission + - FAA gives DJI Phantom drone green light for commercial flight (suasnews.com) 1

garymortimer writes: A quite astounding turn around by the FAA on the face of it, if this is allowed to be replicated then it opens the flood gates for farmers as well as many others. Perhaps Jim Williams of the FAA is going to mention it in his CES group discussion.

Looks like the chap needs to get a PPL but that’s not hard. I won’t comment much further, read it all here and some extracts that stood out to me below. If you want to start operating your Phantom commercially I would copy and paste this application and get a PPL ASAP.

Submission + - Saudi Nuclear Weapons 'On Order' From Pakistan (bbc.co.uk)

cold fjord writes: The BBC reports, "Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, ... While the kingdom's quest has often been set in the context of countering Iran's atomic programme, it is now possible that the Saudis might be able to deploy such devices more quickly than the Islamic republic. Earlier this year, a senior Nato decision maker told me that he had seen intelligence reporting that nuclear weapons made in Pakistan on behalf of Saudi Arabia are now sitting ready for delivery. Last month Amos Yadlin, a former head of Israeli military intelligence, told a conference in Sweden that if Iran got the bomb, "the Saudis will not wait one month. They already paid for the bomb, they will go to Pakistan and bring what they need to bring." Since 2009, when King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia warned visiting US special envoy to the Middle East Dennis Ross that if Iran crossed the threshold, "we will get nuclear weapons", the kingdom has sent the Americans numerous signals of its intentions. " — A Telegraph story from July discusses a recently identified Saudi missile base. The Christian Science Monitor reports on slow progress in negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. NBC news reports on strained relations between the US and Saudi Arabia.

Submission + - Tar Pitch Drop Captured on Camera (nature.com)

Ron024 writes: How long would you be willing to wait for a drop of the black stuff in Dublin? After 69 years, one of the longest-running laboratory investigations in the world has finally captured the fall of a drop of tar pitch on camera for the first time. A similar, better-known and older experiment in Australia missed filming its latest drop in 2000 because the camera was offline at the time.

Submission + - NOAA: Top 10 Cities Most Vulnerable To a Hurricane This Season (ibtimes.com)

Rebecka writes: Four days into the official start of the 2013 hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, also known as NOAA, released a list of the top 10 cities most likely to be hit by a hurricane this year.

The list, compiled by The Weather Channel’s senior meteorologist Stu Ostro and Hurricane specialist Michael Lowry, says cities were chosen based on storm surge evaluations, evacuation times, population and the number of years since a location was last hit.

Submission + - Use Cases Overtaking Google Glass Gimmick? (cio.com)

itwbennett writes: Despite some backlash against Google's hands-free wearable computing device, the use cases for such technology are mounting. Mobile device management (MDM) specialist Fiberlink, for example, is betting big on 'wearable tech being used and proliferating in the post-PC era,' says Jim Szafranski, senior vice president of Customer Platform Services. 'Even though we're in the beginning days, we've got a lot of field applications that our customers are interested in,' he says. 'Right now, we've got guys climbing telephone poles holding tablets.'
Google

Submission + - Google fined $7 million for street view snooping (rtoz.org)

An anonymous reader writes: Google will pay $7 million to 38 states and the District of Columbia to stop unauthorized data collection and train its employees on privacy issues.

The settlement concerns Google’s collection of data from unsecured wireless networks nationwide between 2008 and 2010 as part of its Street View mapping service. Google improperly collected and stored information from consumers including email and text messages, passwords and web histories

News

Submission + - Google rolling out faster redesigned image search (blogspot.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Google have confirmed via their blog post that they were gradually rolling out a new image search design which will speed up user experience among many other features
Android

Submission + - Galaxy Note II Released in the UK Today

YokimaSun writes: Samsung have today released the Galaxy Note 2 in the UK, the new iPhone 5 rival boasts 16GB of memory, comes with Android Jelly Bean installed, a massive 5.5” HD Super AMOLED screen, 16:9 screen ratio, 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 3100mAh battery, 8 megapixel camera with best shot feature, S Pen functionality and is HSPA+ compatible. Lets see how long it is before Apple find something to take Samsung to court in the UK.
Microsoft

Submission + - Why its the perfect time to get a PS3? (goozernation.com) 1

kube00 writes: Now is a great time for gamers to pick up a PS3. For one reason or another if gamers have waited this long, the time for excuses is over. As this console generation comes to an end the PS3 is looking to have a strong finish. There are several good reasons outside of the exclusive games to still pick up a PS3.
Android

Submission + - Android Microwave Oven Cooks Food, Suggest Recipes Too (muktware.com)

sfcrazy writes: SectorQube, a Kerela based IT company, has claimed to make a micro-oven that runs on Android. The Microwave Android Integrated Device (MAID) has the capability to guide you to cook over 52,000 recipes (plus more downloadable from the Internet) via voice instructions. This is the first device of its kind in India, and now it seems that after smartphones and tablets, its time for Android to take over home and consumer devices too.
Media

Submission + - Chicago Tribune takes steps towards paywall (chicagotribune.com)

SpuriousLogic writes: The Chicago Tribune is launching a redesigned website that will give it the ability to sell digital subscriptions.

Beginning this week, registration will be required to access premium features such as columnists, reviews, in-depth and investigative reporting and new content from outside news sources.

No fees for premium content will be required at this time, and visitors who don't sign up will still have unlimited access to basic content. Rather, newspaper executives described the new website as a first step toward putting up a pay wall.

"We know there has been a lot of buzz in the media lately about our plans for launching a pay model around our content," Bill Adee, vice president for digital development and operations at the Chicago Tribune, said in a memo to employees Tuesday. "We expect to eventually charge for some level of premium content and are looking at several options, but we want user feedback to help shape our next steps. "

The relaunched site will include a number of new features including "drop-down" navigation, linking Facebook comments to a user's social profile and the full integration of TribLocal suburban coverage into chicagotribune.com.

The site will also include new premium content from The Economist and Forbes, available for registered users.

A new mobile-friendly version of chicagotribune.com is several weeks away from being released, according to the memo.

Requiring registration for premium content sets the table for digital subscriptions down the road, but the Tribune has offered no specific timetable for putting the "pay" into its pay wall.

"We'll be testing content and our readers' reactions to the expanded, relaunched site, and we're going to sort through all of that before we determine how much to charge," said Maggie Wartik, Tribune spokeswoman.

Submission + - Yeast Infection Images (yeastinfectionimages)

lelandcarter49 writes: These organisms are bacteria generally referred to as pleasant.

Hormonal imbalance as a result in of infection by yeast is much more widespread in adult females. When you go by yeast infection photographs of the vagina, you will recognize only also properly the devastation the infection can bring about. Some of the aspects that induce hormonal disturbances are pregnancy. Infection by yeast and pregnancy have nearly been spoken in the similar breath and ladies want to prepare very well for the chance of an infection. Yeast enjoys feeding on sweet secretions generated in the vagina at this time and this is the significant good reason why pregnancy will be coupled with infections. Through pregnancy, you have to handle the infection to make guaranteed that the child does not make contact with the ailment through birth.

Yeast infection pics can be viewed by several individuals an as you continue on to be challenged, on how most effective to avert this issue, take into consideration menopause as one factor that will lead to an infection. At this time,the uterus is characterized by skinny walls. Birth handle capsules are notorious for they are acknowledged to also interfere with the regular perform of the entire body. A further aspect that is typically ignored is the sporting of really restricted clothes which you do not need to have. It is essential to have an understanding of that you could possibly have contributed practically nothing and an infection but it nonetheless came. Immediately after you have accomplished all you can, there is nothing at all considerably you can do about the infection.

Go in advance and seem at yeast infection images and get to find out the signs and symptoms you can be expecting from every last situation. The key symptoms when it arrives to any kind of in is persistent itching, soreness and the listing goes on. As you enjoy the picture, make certain you browse the captions and get empowered. You do not have to undergo from any infection. If you realize that you could have an infection, make sure you are treated well.

Yeast infection in the mouth is generally acknowledged as thrush. The infection acknowledged as thrush affects people of all ages, and it is a pretty prevalent infection in babies. The infection well-known as thrush is brought on by yeast, which multiplies in the mouth and it leaves a path of infection, which tends to be extremely agonizing. Yeast is generally well-known as monilia and candida albicans. These forms of yeast are observed by natural means just like any other organisms like as bacteria inside of the entire body. There is a peaceful co-existence amongst yeast and the human body on the other hand, when yeast has an benefit they are inclined to increase and multiply incredibly speedily. It is when the yeast grows and expands it is likely to make issues. This infection has the power to have an impact on a huge number of distinctive regions in the body, together with yeast infection in the mouth.

Yeast infection in the mouth and oral thrush are really frequent inside a unique group of individuals and this group incorporates infants, folks with diabetes, denture end users, men and women that are undergoing chemotherapy or taking a program of antibiotics. Yeast Infection Pictures

Yeast Infection Pictures

Power

Submission + - SolarSinter Project (markuskayser.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Design student Markus Kayser is using solar power to melt the sand of the sahara dessert and uses it for 3D printing (a technique called "sintering")... very cool, uhm, hot.
Facebook

Submission + - SPAM: Facebook Hires Sony PlayStation Hacker

An anonymous reader writes: Facebook has hired George Hotz, best known as the person who jailbroke and reverse engineered Sony's PlayStation 3, sparking a legal battle, according to ReadWriteWeb, which covers the tech industry.
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