Currently, the rage has been all about Android, Samsung and Apple. However, I’m more of a fan of weird Tech news, so I scoured the Net for easily overlooked news that you all may be interested in! From a flying house, to open Internet, there are so many hidden jewels in the tech world!
Google is encouraging everyone to support a free and open web. Lately, there has been more and more discussion regarding increasing censorship and regulating the Net. Just click on “free and open web” to sign up and make your voice heard!
At the Leon International Balloon festival, a man named Jonathan Trappe flies a house on helium balloons. As a trained pilot, Trappe is the first to cross the European range with 54 colorful and gas-filled balloons in approximately 12 hours. Who is an Up! fan here??
DID YOU KNOW…while you’ve been using Google Chrome, you’ve been using the Chrome OS, an open-source operating system. The OS itself is full of features that you have been using on the browser. With a rise in the Chrome browser use, operating system is used on the Samsung Chromebook (which is quite similar to the MacBook Air.)
For a quarter of the century, 55-year-old Theresa Christy has been developing systems to make elevator rides as smooth and efficient as possible. She’s helped with some of the world’s tallest buildings: Petronas Towers (Malaysia,) Empire State Building (NYC,) etc. Several factors in determining the elevator system is location, transportation speed, people’s weight (Average Americans are 22 pounds heavier than the average Chinese,) number of people in a car, door opening speed, etc.
Regular users will be able to get their hands on Microsoft Office 2013 in the first quarter of 2013 (whereas a copy is now available for business customers.) All Office apps have been updated (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) for more flexible use across all devices. For some Microsoft accessories, click here!
Zynga and Facebook now have an open relationship, where both companies are free to partner with other companies. Because Zynga is now a more established company, it wants to connect to the world through games (and through all possible devices.) Because of this “split,” Zynga will keep a higher profit margin for its games, and Facebook will have the freedom to develop its own games.