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Barometers In iPhones Mean More Crowdsourcing In Weather Forecasts

Slashdot.org - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:38
cryptoz (878581) writes Apple is now adding barometers to its mobile devices: both new iPhones have valuable atmospheric pressure sensors being used for HealthKit (step counting). Since many Android devices have been carrying barometers for years, scientists like Cliff Mass have been using the sensor data to improve weather forecasts. Open source data collection projects like PressureNet on Android automatically collect and send the atmospheric sensor data to researchers.

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Barometers In iPhones Mean More Crowdsourcing In Weather Forecasts

Slashdot.org - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:38
cryptoz (878581) writes Apple is now adding barometers to its mobile devices: both new iPhones have valuable atmospheric pressure sensors being used for HealthKit (step counting). Since many Android devices have been carrying barometers for years, scientists like Cliff Mass have been using the sensor data to improve weather forecasts. Open source data collection projects like PressureNet on Android automatically collect and send the atmospheric sensor data to researchers.

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Barometers In iPhones Mean More Crowdsourcing In Weather Forecasts

Slashdot.org - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:38
cryptoz (878581) writes Apple is now adding barometers to its mobile devices: both new iPhones have valuable atmospheric pressure sensors being used for HealthKit (step counting). Since many Android devices have been carrying barometers for years, scientists like Cliff Mass have been using the sensor data to improve weather forecasts. Open source data collection projects like PressureNet on Android automatically collect and send the atmospheric sensor data to researchers.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Barometers In iPhones Mean More Crowdsourcing In Weather Forecasts

Slashdot.org - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:38
cryptoz (878581) writes Apple is now adding barometers to its mobile devices: both new iPhones have valuable atmospheric pressure sensors being used for HealthKit (step counting). Since many Android devices have been carrying barometers for years, scientists like Cliff Mass have been using the sensor data to improve weather forecasts. Open source data collection projects like PressureNet on Android automatically collect and send the atmospheric sensor data to researchers.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Barometers In iPhones Mean More Crowdsourcing In Weather Forecasts

Slashdot.org - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:38
cryptoz (878581) writes Apple is now adding barometers to its mobile devices: both new iPhones have valuable atmospheric pressure sensors being used for HealthKit (step counting). Since many Android devices have been carrying barometers for years, scientists like Cliff Mass have been using the sensor data to improve weather forecasts. Open source data collection projects like PressureNet on Android automatically collect and send the atmospheric sensor data to researchers.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Barometers In iPhones Mean More Crowdsourcing In Weather Forecasts

Slashdot.org - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:38
cryptoz (878581) writes Apple is now adding barometers to its mobile devices: both new iPhones have valuable atmospheric pressure sensors being used for HealthKit (step counting). Since many Android devices have been carrying barometers for years, scientists like Cliff Mass have been using the sensor data to improve weather forecasts. Open source data collection projects like PressureNet on Android automatically collect and send the atmospheric sensor data to researchers.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Barometers In iPhones Mean More Crowdsourcing In Weather Forecasts

Slashdot.org - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:38
cryptoz (878581) writes Apple is now adding barometers to its mobile devices: both new iPhones have valuable atmospheric pressure sensors being used for HealthKit (step counting). Since many Android devices have been carrying barometers for years, scientists like Cliff Mass have been using the sensor data to improve weather forecasts. Open source data collection projects like PressureNet on Android automatically collect and send the atmospheric sensor data to researchers.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Barometers In iPhones Mean More Crowdsourcing In Weather Forecasts

Slashdot.org - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:38
cryptoz (878581) writes Apple is now adding barometers to its mobile devices: both new iPhones have valuable atmospheric pressure sensors being used for HealthKit (step counting). Since many Android devices have been carrying barometers for years, scientists like Cliff Mass have been using the sensor data to improve weather forecasts. Open source data collection projects like PressureNet on Android automatically collect and send the atmospheric sensor data to researchers.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Reposition a Photo’s Subject in Photoshop

LifeHacker.com - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:30

A poorly positioned subject can ruin a great photo. Mac|Life walks us through a few tools that can change the position of a subject.

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Categories: Hacks

Video Review: iHome iBN6 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

AskDaveTaylor - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:28

Most electronics are designed with the expectation that we’ll use them indoors and that we have a clean room to avoid dust, moisture, etc. Except we don’t. I know that we constantly have our wireless bluetooth speakers outdoors, and the outside world is anything but clean and pristine.

Enter the iHome Audio iBN6 waterproof bluetooth speaker. Very slick device with decent enough sound and a ruggedized, waterproof design that even includes a handy carabiner, making it easy to clip this to your daypack or backpack:

Check it out at iHome Audio: iBN6 waterproof bluetooth speaker. $99.00 at Amazon.com

The post Video Review: iHome iBN6 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.

Categories: Technology

iOS 8.1 Now Available for Download

LifeHacker.com - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:06

iOS 8.1 is here! The update enables Apple Pay on supported devices, brings back the Camera Roll, adds some "Continuity" features, and more. Read our previous coverage after the jump.

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Categories: Hacks

How to Turn Your Laziness Into Efficiency

LifeHacker.com - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:00

They say necessity is the mother of invention, but if that's the case, laziness must be its father. After all, the beauty of laziness is that you'd rather do something you want to do—even if that's nothing—than work. Let's harness that desire and use it to be productive—-so you have more time to kick back, of course.

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Integrating Trac, Jenkins and Cobbler—Customizing Linux Operating Systems for Organizational Needs

LinuxToday.com - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:00

LinuxJournal: Organizations supporting Linux operating systems commonly have a need to build customized software to add or replace packages on production systems.

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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

Slashdot.org - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:56
Any gathering of 65,000 people in the desert is going to require some major infrastructure to maintain health and sanity. At Burning Man, some of that infrastructure is devoted to a supply chain for ice. Writes Bennett Haselton, The lines for ice bags at Burning Man could be cut from an hour long at peak times, to about five minutes, by making one small... Well, read the description below of how they do things now, and see if the same suggested change occurs to you. I'm curious whether it's the kind of idea that is more obvious to students of computer science who think algorithmically, or if it's something that could occur to anyone. Read on for the rest; Bennett's idea for better triage may bring to mind a lot of other queuing situations and ways that time spent waiting in line could be more efficiently employed.

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Samsung 4K on a Budget, Gunnar Optiks, and More Deals

LifeHacker.com - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:45

Samsung's 4K monitor is one of the best deals in tech, and it's an even better deal than usual right now. Unlike most budget-minded 4K panels, this one actually runs at 60Hz over DisplayPort. [Samsung 28" 4K Display, $550]

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Categories: Hacks

Google Play Now Lets You Filter Search Results by Rating

LifeHacker.com - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:30

Web: Figuring out which apps to trust is tough. If you use ratings to help you out, you can now filter your search results by ratings on the Google Play Store.

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Categories: Hacks

Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries

Slashdot.org - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:15
Nerval's Lobster (2598977) writes Software development and IT remain common jobs among those in the higher brackets, although not the topmost one, according to a new study (with graph) commissioned by NPR. Among those earning between $58,000 and $72,000, IT was the sixth-most-popular job, while software developers came in tenth place. In the next bracket up (earning between $72,000 and $103,000), IT rose to third, with software development just behind in fourth place. As incomes increased another level ($103,000 to $207,000), software developers did even better, coming in second behind managers, although IT dropped off the list entirely. In the top percentile ($207,000 and above), neither software developers nor IT staff managed to place; this is a segment chiefly occupied by physicians (in first place), managers, chief executives, lawyers, and salespeople who are really good at their jobs. In other words, it seems like a good time to be in IT, provided you have a particular skillset. If those high salaries are in Silicon Valley or New York, though, they might not seem as high as half the same rate would in Omaha, or Houston, or Raleigh.

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DISTRICT VOICES: Inside Panem with our finest citizens

GoogleBlog - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:05
Meet District Voices, the latest campaign in our Art, Copy & Code project—where we explore new ways for brands to connect with consumers through experiences that people love, remember and share. District Voices was created in partnership with Lionsgate to promote the upcoming release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. -Ed.

Greetings, Citizens of Panem!

The Capitol has joined forces with Google and YouTube to celebrate the proud achievements of our strong, lively districts. Premiering today on YouTube, a new miniseries called DISTRICT VOICES will take you behind the scenes to meet some of Panem’s most creative—and loyal—citizens.

At 4 p.m. EDT/ 1 p.m. PDT every day this week, one of your favorite Citizen creators from YouTube will give you a never-before-seen tour of their districts. First, the Threadbanger textile experts of District 8 will show how utility meets beauty in this season’s fashion—plus, you’ll get a look at a new way to wear your Capitol pride. Tomorrow, District 2's Shane Fazen will provide a riveting demonstration of how we keep our noble peacekeepers in tip-top shape. On Wednesday, Derek Muller from District 5—Panem’s center of power generation—will give you a peek at a revolutionary new way to generate electricity. Thursday The Grain District’s own Feast of Fiction will show you how to bake one of beloved victor Peeta Mellark’s most special treats. And finally, iJustine, District 6’s liaison to the Capitol, will give you an exclusive glimpse at the majestic and powerful peacekeeper vehicles in action.

Tune in at CAPITOL TV. And remember—Love your labor. Take pride in your task. Our future is in your hands.

Posted by Vikram Tank of The Capitol, devoted to excellence, progress & unity
Categories: Technology

Address the Point, Not the Person, When Having a Debate

LifeHacker.com - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:00

Sometimes we find ourselves in a serious discussion, debate, or argument, and we begin to criticize the person instead of the point they're making. Raptitude recommends breaking that habit to be more effective in our interactions with others.

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Categories: Hacks

For Gentoo Linux Initiates, Iron Penguin May Be Too Heavy

LinuxToday.com - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:00

LinuxInsider: Gentoo Linux can be either an experienced Linux user's ideal desktop choice or a new user's worst computing nightmare.

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