‘By integrating carbon nanotubes into the leaves of several lab plants, the scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) were able to replicate and improve upon a plant’s natural ability to photosynthesise.
‘The research, published in the latest issue of the science journal Nature Materials, details how the nanotubes were directed into the energy-producing chloroplasts through pores on the plants leaves without causing any damage to the plant…’
How Windows XP Will Affect ATM Accounts
After Microsoft pulls plug on OS
‘More than six out of 10 ATM machines in the country will be running on an obsolete operating system when Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows XP on April 8, raising serious security and compliance issues for the systems’ operators.
‘According to the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA), about 38% of the nearly 425,000 ATMs in the U.S. that are powered by Windows XP will have migrated off the OS by next month’s deadline.
‘Operators of the remaining quarter million or more machines will have an increasingly hard time supporting their systems and ensuring sufficient software security after that date.
‘The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), which is responsible for overseeing security standards in the payments industry, has already noted that ATMs still on Windows XP after April 8 will need to have certain compensating controls in place to be considered PCI compliant. The PCI SSC estimates that Windows XP powers 95% of ATMs in the world…’
Simple smartphone photo tips [Video]
‘Today’s smartphone cameras have become nearly as complex and feature-laden as the compact cameras they replaced. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, but here are four simple tips for better photos that will work with virtually any modern smartphone.
High Dynamic Range (HDR)
‘Most smartphones now have an option called HDR, which is short for High Dynamic Range.
‘When you take an HDR photo, your camera actually shoots three photos at three different exposures: low, standard, and high. Then, your phone stacks all those photos to create one composite image that’s super sharp and looks closer to what the human eye sees…’
Our Super Trendy Tracked and Traced Future
Tracking gets more easier but you control this one
‘Android Wear is a watch-like device that features Google Now. The commercial shows people literally talking to their wrists all day as the little smart watch feeds them information about every thing they are doing as they go about their daily lives.
‘Wired is calling it “Google Now for your Body.” Google Now is an electronic “smart” personal/social assistant that, according to the Wikipedia entry on it, “uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of web services. Along with answering user-initiated queries, Google Now passively delivers information to the user that it predicts they will want, based on their search habits.”
‘You won’t just be interacting with the Internet anymore…it will be interacting with you. Preemptively. In real time…’