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China and The US Will Be Connected By A High Speed Railway? 

China Daily reported that Chinese tunnel technology is ready to face the challenge of connected Beijing  and Washington DC with the world's longest undersea tunnel. 
Source: Amanda Macias/Business Insider

To reach the United States from China by high speed railway, the trip would take about two days. That is if the train is traveling at 220 miles per hour. This idea that Chinese engineers came up with is not as crazy as it sounds. The total distance from Russia to Alaska only takes about 125 miles of underwater tunnels. "China-Russia-Canada-America" line is the name of this project.

Wang, the engineer that formulated the plan for this project, has other ideas for high speed railways. One of these projects would run from China to Central Asia, to Turkey and Iran, and finishing in Germany. The Second projected will go from London to Paris, to Berlin, Kiev, Moscow, Kazakhstan, and China. 

China has already started construction in China for these projects, but they need to negotiate with other countries to start construction else where. 







Flappy Bird Is Back!?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Source: CNet
The overly addictive Flappy Bird app will be available again on the App Store in the future. Dong Nguyen, the creator of Flappy Bird, said via Twitter that the app will likely make a comeback into the app store, but not soon. 

Flappy Bird was taken down from the app store by Nguyen because he said the app was too addicting, and caused him to gain a lot of what seems to be unwanted publicity.  The app was placed on the top spot in the charts of the Apple App Store, and profited the creator by tens of thousands of dollars. 

Many addicted fans found themselves purchasing iPhones or other smartphones with the Flappy Bird app downloaded for thousands of dollars. One of the highest paid I saw was $4,000 for a gold iPhone 5s with the app downloaded on it. I am sure these Flappy Bird fans regret their purchases after hearing about the potential comeback. 

Soon Flappy Bird fans will be able to download the infamously addictive app again. 


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11 Things Google's New Smartwatches Can Do!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Source: Webranium

Google recently announced its new platform called Android Wear; Android smart watches will be featured in this line. These smartwatches will be able to do just what most smartphones are able to do, as Google recently announced a sneak peek of how the software will transform to watch form. Its main priority will be to give you notifications from your smartphone to the watch in a quick and easily accessible way. 

Here's what it will be able to do:
  1. It can check the weather for you   
    Source: CultofAndroid

  2. Social media updates will appear at your wrist
  3. Google Maps will appear on your wrist 
    Source: Androidly
  4. Google searches can be made by speaking to your watch
  5. It can locate areas of interest near your current location 
  6. It will be your very own Shazam app, by helping you name the artist and title of a song playing
  7. Fitness notifications will be sent straight to your wrist
  8. Sports team updates will be presented on the surface of the watch 
    Source: BusinessInsider
  9. Your flight status and boarding pass barcode can be displayed on your wristwatch 
  10. Android watch can show you transportation information in your area
  11. Text Messages will appear at your wrist and you can reply by just talking to your watch
    Source: DailyMail UK

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Cool New App That Helps You Read Faster?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

I know what some of you are thinking: how can an app possibly help me read faster? Others are amazed because they cannot find the time in their busy schedule to just sit down and read an interesting novel. Now, you can. 

Spritz is a Boston-based startup that created an app that allows you to read faster than you could have ever imagined. They are currently working on a licensing deal with Samsung, and Spritz technology will soon be available on Samsung's wearable devices. The technology behind Spritz is a lot simpler than it may seem. Spritz did a study and discovered the most time consuming part of reading is actually the movement of you eyes from left to right across a page. With Spritz, there is no longer a page, instead words flash before your eyes in one position, so you have the ability to read without having to glance from left to right across the page. 

In addition, Spritz has discovered a person's OPR or Optimal Recognition Point is actually to the left of center for each word, so Spritz uses this discovery to make their app optimal for readers. Entire novels can now be read in as little as 90 minutes. It makes you read a book word by word, instead of page by page, and can help you read from 250 to 1000 words per minute. 

250 Words Per Minute 

250

350 Words Per Minute

350


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The Future For Cars And iPhones

Monday, March 3, 2014

Apple recently announced CarPlay, which will turn one's car into an accessory to their iPhone by fully integrating the driver's iPhone and Siri to work within the dashboard of selected vehicles. 

Mercedes Benz, Ferrari, and Volvo will be shipping CarPlay enabled vehicles this week. This select few of car manufacturers will soon expand in 2014 to 13 more companies that will include a lot more major car manufacturers. CarPlay will only be accessible to iPhones with the lightning port, which means the iPhone 5, 5c, and 5s models.

Drivers will be able to control music, navigation, phone calls, and messages through Siri allowing for a hands-free experience while driving. The touch screen display will feature music apps including iTunes Radio, iHeart Radio, and Spotify. Apple strives to make complex ideas simple. This is exemplified in the CarPlay's unique layout and what seems to be no on-screen keyboard. With this announcement, Apple's stock rose .29% on Monday to 527.76 despite most other stocks falling due to fear of Russia's deliberations in Ukraine. Ebay and and Amazon both fell by about three quarters a percent.