Self-Guiding bullet prototyped by US Weapons Experts

Prototype with a LED attached to it

How does a self steering bullet sound? This might soon be the future..

The bullet uses tiny fins to correct the course of its flight allowing it to hit laser-illuminated targets.

It is designed to be capable of hitting objects at distances of about 2km (1.24 miles). Work on a prototype suggests that accuracy is best at longer ranges.

The team has carried out both field tests and computer simulations, and says “engineering issues” remain. However, they add that they are confident of bringing the product to market. (more…)

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Find My iPhone helps NYPD locate thief and stolen iPhone

We’ve heard plenty of stolen iPhone and iPad stories where Apple’s Find My iPhone came in handy in locating the missing devices, but this next story shows us something a little different. When a cashier at Tuci Italia in New York was robbed of her iPhone at gunpoint, the responding officers knew immediately what to do.

Officer Robert Garland, who arrived at the scene and who is an Apple fan–he and his wife own several iOS devices–knew that Find My iPhone may help track the thief and corner him. It worked.

The NY Times reports:

Punching in the victim’s Apple ID, which is the log-on people use to buy, say, songs from iTunes, he quickly determined by the location of a small gray phone icon on a digital map that the robber was near Eighth Avenue and 51st Street.

As Officer Garland and his partner drove there, the signal source shifted, closer to Eighth Avenue and 49th Street. There, a man later identified by the police as George Bradshaw, 40, of New Lots, Brooklyn, stepped outside a Food Emporium.

After locating Bradshaw, Officer Garland used the Find My iPhone app on his own device–this was possible after the victim entered her Apple ID and password into the officer’s app–to emit a sound from the stolen iPhone. Bradshaw was beeping just 20 feet away.

Locating and recovering the stolen iPhone, along with arresting the thief, took no more than 30 minutes. I’m sure the Tuci Italia cashier was thrilled to get her stolen iPhone back in no time. And it’s great to know that law enforcement officers are now becoming technology savvy, which undoubtedly helped with the very swift justice in this case.

If you own one or more iOS devices, consider enabling and using Find My iPhone for all of them. You never know when it might come in handy.

The top most iPhone Apps for Raving Football Fans

http://blogs.sundaymercury.net/powerup/football-manager-handheld-iphone-4.jpgIf you love football in all its forms, whether it is played using jumpers for goal posts in the local park or on pristine manicured pitches in front of an audience of millions, there are plenty of mobile applications that will help you feed your addiction. If you have the latest iPhone 4S or one of Apple’s older mobile devices, there is almost certainly an app out there for you. Here are just some of the best available at the moment for fervent football fans.

FIFA 12

Long held to be the best mobile gaming iteration of football, FIFA 12 is packed with more than 500 fully licensed teams from 22 of the world’s best leagues for you to choose from. The touchscreen controls are also very intuitive, enabling you to feel engaged with the action like never before. The full 3D graphics, excellent player representations and over 32 different stadiums to use as your playground round the app off in style. While it may have a premium price at the moment, it is definitely going to be worth it if you love the beautiful game and you want to play out your dream match-ups when you are out and about with your iPhone.

My Football

This paid-for football-news offering is one of many different apps which perform this function on the iPhone. However, what sets it apart from the crowd is the comprehensive nature of the information which it provides. Pulling in results and tables from over 40 different leagues across the globe, it also gives you access to reams of data relating to past performance. It’s not only useful for finding out the latest score, but also great if you want to end a debate at the bar.

Nike Football+ Master Control

If you want to keep up your own football skills rather than just enjoy the talents of others, then this is a good app to download, particularly since it is free of charge. It allows you to work out a weekly set of training drills which will help you get better at the core abilities you need to succeed on the pitch in competitive situations. It is also complemented by the inclusion of tips from professional players who really know what they are talking about.

RED!

This free app is quirky and fun, although it may seem a little unnecessary to anyone who does not quite get the joke. It is basically a program that turns the screen of your iPhone into a virtual card, so you can pull out a red or a yellow when you are playing a game of football with your friends to indicate your disapproval of a particular move. Of course, whether you want to be waving your precious smart phone around in the great outdoors is another matter entirely.

Sky Sport Live Football

You do not need to be a Sky customer to take advantage of this free application, which has comprehensive coverage of the Premier League and the Scottish leagues as well as the big competitions taking place across the rest of Europe. It also functions as a means of helping you to discover the nearest pub showing a particular game on Sky Sports. This includes those that have Sky Sports 3D available if you want added depth to your viewing experience while you sip a pint.
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First Lego Man in space


So this is canadas space program?
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Siri powered translator for jailbroken iphone 4s

Last week we brought you news of the release of the long-awaited jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Now it looks like jailbreak developers have wasted no time in preparing some amazing tweaks for the iPhone 4S’s most notable feature: Siri. A tweak has appeared in the Cydia app store that turns Siri into a translator.

Lingual is a free tweak that allows users to say an English phrase to Siri and have it translated into whatever language they choose. At present Lingual supports more than 30 languages, including French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Vietnamese, Ukranian, Estonian, and more. Lingual requires that the AssistantExtension tweak already be installed.

Its not perfect but its getting there!

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