Galoo Daily Trends 20.03.2013
North versus South Korea: The war begins already?
Authorities in Seoul were not immediately able to pinpoint the cause of the system failures and the national security office declined to speculate on where the attack may have originated, although suspicion immediately fell on North Korea.
National broadcasters KBS, MBC and YTN reported shortly after 2pm that their computer networks had inexplicably come to a complete halt. Editing equipment had also been affected, affecting broadcasts. Shinhan Bank and Nonghyup Bank reported that their systems had also been affected at the same time. (more at: telegraph.co.uk)
NASA to US Congress – Pay or pray later
Congress got the word from NASA on Tuesday about its options for dealing with the threats posed by asteroids and comets: Lawmakers can either provide adequate funding for detecting and characterizing near-Earth objects, and diverting them if necessary — or they can pray.
Threats from space are generally the stuff of science-fiction movies such as “Armageddon” and “Deep Impact,” but members of the House Science Committee took a hard look at the realities during Tuesday’s hearing, which came in response to the Feb. 15 meteor explosion over Russia as well as a close encounter that same day with a much bigger asteroid known as 2012 DA14. (more at: nbcnews.com)
The way to GIF`s is more clear now, thanks to Google
Google is finally catching up to the GIF frenzy, expanding its image search tools to include a section for the animated clips.
All of your grumpy cat meme needs will now be satisfied with the addition of the “Animated” option to Google Image Search. To use it, select “Search tools” and the “Any type” dropdown menu.
The Web giant added a second filter that allows users to search specifically for clipart with transparent backgrounds (select “Transparent” under the “Any color” dropdown box).
Don’t go running to Google to immediately get your Ryan Gosling GIF fix, though. The features will roll out slowly to users over the next day or two. (more at: pcmag.com)
Electric cars are IN, again!
America is getting another new car company, and it’s a blast, or reboot from the past.
Detroit Electric has announced plans to build a two-seat electric sports car in its namesake city, starting this year. Headed by former Lotus executive Andrew Lam, the company has established its headquarters in Detroit’s famous landmark Fisher Building and says it will create 180 jobs and initially have the capacity to build 2,500 cars a year.
The Detroit Electric name resurrects that of a storied automaker from a century ago, which was one of the world’s top producers of electric cars before the technology was pushed aside by the internal combustion engine.(more at: foxnews.com)
Google fiber expansion
Google has added Olathe in Kansas to the cities where it will roll out its high-speed broadband network called Google Fiber.
The company is also rolling out the network in Kansas City, Missouri, and neighboring Kansas City, Kansas, and said the construction schedule was unchanged.
The Olathe City Council said it had approved late Tuesday an agreement to bring Google Fiber to the city. (more at: pcworld.com)