Galoo Daily Trends 13.03.2013
3D printing – Pirate Bay style
The company that developed 3D printed gun parts has announced plans to launch a new firm, dedicated to copyright-free blueprints for a range of 3D printable objects.
Defcad, as the firm will be known, has already been dubbed the Pirate Bay of 3D printing.
The site will become a “search engine for 3D printing,” according to its founders.
But its flouting of copyright is likely to face legal challenges. (more at: bbc.co.uk)
You`ve got mail! Or not? Microsoft`s services down
Microsoft experienced disruptions for several hours to its online suite of mail, calendar and storage services, leaving many users unable to access their accounts.
The problems occurred Tuesday evening in the U.S. Microsoft posted a series of status updates for its Outlook and Hotmail services showing the issues in its online email were unresolved nearly four hours after they were first flagged.
“We’re having a problem accessing email. You might not be able to see all your email messages. We’re working to restore service right now,” the company posted. (more at: pcworld.com)
New Google Glass `ammo`: apps and voice!
Google showed off apps and audio and gesture control features for Google Glass at the South by South West (SXSW) conference in Austin this week.
Timothy Jordan, a senior developer advocate at Google, was at the conference in Austin on Monday to demonstrate how the computerized eye glass technology works. He used Glass, which is still in development, to send email, take photos, post updates to Google+ and hear a translation. (more at: computerworld.com)
Automatic Link for better health of your car
The Automatic Smart Driving Assistant and its companion smartphone app aim to make monitoring your vehicle’s performance as simple as monitoring your personal performance with a Fitbit or Nike FuelBand. As you drive, the Automatic sensor monitors your fuel economy, acceleration, deceleration, and speed. At the end of each week, Automatic compiles all of this data via the app and assigns a driving score. At the end of each trip, the app also compares your fuel economy with the EPA estimated values for your particular vehicle and lets you know how much the trip cost you using real-time fuel prices. (more at: cnet.com)
Leap motion controller and the force will be with you
The creator of the forthcoming Leap Motion controller sees his baby as much more than just a Kinect on steroids; he sees it as a tool that will enable us to do things in the real world that so far have been restricted to the realms of imagination and science fiction.
Translation: This thing will finally transform us all into Jedis and strengthen the Force within. Well, sort of. (more at: cnet.com)