A nighttime shot of Washington, D.C. taken on January 19.(Credit: Chris Hadfield)
Aw, shucks: imaging company GeoEye could not capture a super high-resolution image of Obama's inauguration today from space.
Using its GeoEye-1 and IKONOS satellites positioned 423 miles above the Earth, the company tried and failed -- due to clouds -- on two separate attempts to capture the image of the inauguration, a GeoEye representative told CNET. GeoEye planned to release an interactive map of the ceremony with a built-in zoom and a slider that would have let the user compare this year's image to the one captured four years ago. Feel free to zoom around in the 2009 Inauguration image embedded below.
For those who just can't accept the bad news from GeoEye, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield snapped an image (seen above) of an illuminated Washington, D.C. several days before the inauguration. The day before the eve... [Read more]
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LG's Optimus G won the hearts of our reviewers, while finding the barely-different Nexus 4 is a feat worthy of a mythological hero. A tipster has sent us the above leaked slide, revealing that there's a new(er) kid on LG's block in the form of the Optimus G Pro. The 5-inch handset comes with an upgraded 1,920 x 1,080 display and is packing a 1.7Ghz Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064, 2GB RAM, 32GB Memory, LTE and a 3,000mAh battery -- tallying with a separate leak we've spied on Blog of Mobile. Reportedly weighing in at 160 grams and measuring 139 x 70 x 10.1mm, there's talk of Jelly Bean, a 13-megapixel rear camera and 2.4-megapixel forward-facer for even better self portraiture. Naturally, as a Japanese phone, you'll also find One-Seg and NOTTV functionality baked inside -- which only adds to our complex that those in the Far East get all the best toys.
Source: Blog of Mobile
Wait, Cornett also works for Applebee's? I'd better tell A&W on LinkedIn.(Credit: Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET)
When you want something from somebody, it's best to ask nicely.
At least, that's what I was always told by my former girlfriends and cell mates (that's two separate groups). However, I may have to revise that notion, after hearing of the antics perpetrated by a few good people in Lexington, Ky.
The management of a small ad agency there called Cornett Integrated Marketing Solutions (yes, they do indeed have the dreaded solutions word in their name) decided it might be fine business to use LinkedIn to pester executives from the A&W Restaurants company.
A&W had recently moved to the area, so why not offer a good ol' Southern welcome -- by getting all 35 employees to contact A&W President Kevin Bazner and Director of Marketing Sarah Blasi at the very same time?
How's that for social?
As Mashable tells the tale, the A&W executives called the local FBI and suggested they were being subjected to a mass cult stalking.
Well, not quite.
These advertising people were (slightly) smarter than that. They oozed stories of their own personal experiences with (and in) A&W restaurants. There was nostalgi... [Read more]
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Meet the "apparatus for treating obesity by extracting food." That's what Dean Kamen's stomach pump is called in a recently granted U.S. patent, and it looks a lot less fun than Kamen's most famous invention, the Segway.
The good part is you can eat anything you like. The bad part is you have to get a tube put into your stomach and then suck the food out with a gadget called the AspireAssist.
Kamen and a team of physicians developed the pump as an obesity treatment that's reversible and, as they describe it, "minimally invasive."
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