Monthly Archives: February 2013

"Yandex" has become a shareholder in Facebook

"Yandex" has become a shareholder in Facebook"Yandex" has made a bargain purchase and sale of shares in the developer of technology for face recognition Face.com. "Yandex" has sold its stake in three times more expensive than bought, and became a minority shareholder in Facebook.

The company Yandex, which owns the Internet portal "Yandex", revealed the details perfect in the last year of the sale of the shares of the Israeli developer Face.com. Last summer Face.com was acquired by the social network Facebook, but the deal has not yet been disclosed.

In "Yandex" has been 18% stake in Face.com. For their share of the Russians got 7,000,000 in cash and 140 million shares of Facebook (0,005% of the total number of shares of social networks). The cost of this package of Facebook shares to date amounts to million

Siemens of Germany proposed to switch to the production of hydrogen fuel

Siemens of Germany proposed to switch to the production of hydrogen fuelAccording to experts of Siemens, the huge storage of hydrogen is the only way to ensure energy security in Germany and move to large-scale use of solar and wind power.

If Germany wants to realize its ambitious plans – to obtain a third of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020 and 80% by 2050, it will have to find a way to store a huge amount of power. Otherwise it will be impossible to compensate for unstable energy output from renewable sources such as solar panels and wind turbines.

U.S. Air Force: the world inhabit cyborgs

U.S. Air Force: the world inhabit cyborgsAs part of the research program Blue Horizons, which involves the preparation of an annual series of reports on the prediction of future technologies, the U.S. Air Force experts presented a video that clearly represents a tendency to blur the boundaries between humans and machines.

This process goes faster and faster, until the difference between man and machine will not disappear altogether, giving rise to the cyborg – a new generation of inhabitants of our planet. According to military futurists, social media is an important step on the way to this dystopia, reports CNews – Science and development.

Freedom House: Freedom of the Internet is reduced

Freedom House: Freedom of the Internet is reducedThe human rights organization Freedom House notes the increasing pressure on freedom of expression on the Internet in the world.

Freedom House released a new report on the freedom of the Internet. According to the findings of the organization, the state of online freedom deteriorated in 2011 in Azerbaijan, Libya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Rwanda and Sri Lanka.

"New laws restrict freedom of speech in the world: in 19 of the 47 countries considered new laws passed in January 2011, or limit online freedom, violate the privacy of Internet users, or provide for the punishment of those who are objectionable or inappropriate content publishing. Bloggers and ordinary users of the Internet are increasingly faced with the pressure and the risk of arrest for political speech in the network. in 26 of 47 countries, including several democratic states, at least one blogger was arrested for publishing the content or text messaging "- the document says.

Google Glass hazardous to health

Google Glass hazardous to healthGoogle has warned that its innovative glasses can be hazardous to health. They are wearing can lead to headaches and vision loss. Therefore, the company does not assume any responsibility if they will be used by children under 13 years.

Google on our support website reported that she was in a period of time will return the money for the points, if their owner will experience discomfort or blurred vision. As for the use of glasses kids, then Google does not allow their children to wear up to 13 years, not only because of the possibility of reduced vision, but also because they can break the device and get hurt on it.