South Korea’s new robotic prison guards

With incarceration rates on the rise, South Korea's latest robotic endeavor seeks to alleviate stress on overworked prison guards.
A prison in Pohang, South Korea has begun its first field trial of the world’s first robotic prison guards – roving, autonomous patrols that vaguely resemble a cross between Johnny 5 and a Zamboni. Equipped with 3D depth cameras, a two-way wireless communication system, and software capable of recognizing certain human behavior patterns, the 5-foot-tall bots keep a cycloptic eye out for trouble while patrolling the corridors of the prison block. The “guard” is designed to conduct self-directed patrols, guided by navigation tags located along corridor ceilings, but is supervised by a human guard and may be controlled via iPad.  The pattern recognition algorithms focus on behavior that signals trouble and can alert controllers. In emergency scenarios, such as an impending suicide attempt, assault, or arson, correctional officers may respond. If the situation is less dire, two-way cameras and microphones can allow control center guards to communicate directly with restive prisoners, heading off an escalation in hijinks. At the moment, the design of the robot itself does not incorporate any features that would involve physical interaction with prisoners, alleviating previous reservations of inmates, who seemed concerned with the possibility of being roughly handled by the machines.
The robot was developed by the Asian Forum for Corrections in concert with the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute and manufacturer SMEC and costs 1 billion Korean won, or about $879,000 per unit. Steep price tag notwithstanding, prison authorities are optimistic that, if effective, the robots will eventually result in a cutting of labor costs. With over 10.1 million people incarcerated worldwide, they see the implementation of robotic guards as the future of penal institution security. “The purpose of developing this kind of robot is to secure prisoners’ life and safety and decrease the workload of correctional officers in a poor working environment,” said AFC Chairman Lee Baik Chul in an interview with Reuters. For their part, the designers say that the next step would be to incorporate functionality capable of conducting body searches, though they admit that this is still a ways off  presumably to sighs of relief from prisoners.

U.S. House Passes Controversial CISPA Cybersecurity Bill 248 To 168

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This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) by a vote of 248 to168. Unlike SOPA, which focused on copyright violations, CISPA wants to give Internet companies and the U.S. government the tools to protect and defend themselves against cyber attacks by sharing information with each other. Critics, however, argued that this information sharing would be happening with very little oversight and would put Americans’ privacy rights at risk.

Google’s First Dead Loss Product Ever :But Sold on Profit

Google's SkechUp is actually Google’s first divestment ever, according to two sources, and we’re hearing the search giant made a profit, as it sold SketchUp for more than it bought it for back in 2006.
It wasn’t that SketchUp wasn’t working. It had 30 million activations since joining Google as part of Last Software in March 2006. But it just didn’t fit with the direction Google is heading in. It’s a relatively nice product for architects and the construction industry, game developers, and film makers. It doesn’t fit with Google+ that is last year launched, or this years plan to simplify everyone’s lives.

US$1 Billion company within 2 years

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Most famous social network website 'facebook' announce to buy smart fone picture transfer application service 'instagram' in US$1 billion. Facebook announce to pay the payment in cash.
Instagram was publicise in October 2010.earlier this app was made for iPhone but from previous weeks

Google :Sci-Fi Glasses

Google's new project ,we can say a remarkable improvement in Science and technology achievement.We’re more than a quarter of the way through 2012, and as you may have noticed, we have failed to acquire silver jumpsuits or jetpacks.

Free Visit Museums Around the world

Acropolis Museum Collection
Now you can see world's famous  Museums without travelling thousands of kilometres and spending thousands of dollars,'Google art Project' providing reality environment to the viewers to visit famous museums of countries including Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.
By following Google street view technology, Google offers its user to view museum in 360 degree and the exited things is they can be viewed at gigapixel zoom. The project has been launched in Pinacoteca museum in Brazil.
The project started with 17 galleries in Feb 2011 and now features 151 museums around the globe
Visit to enjoy viewing rare things around the world.