Viktor Szilagyi joins Bergischer HC

← Previous Story Filip Jicha bomb in Zagreb! (VIDEO) Next Story → Marion Limal goes to HBC Nimes Playmaker of SG Flensburg, Viktor Szilagyi (34) will join Bergischer HC from the next season. Since 2000, experienced Austrian player playing in German Bundesliga. After Bayer Dormagen and TUSEM Essen, Szilagyi played for THW Kiel, VfL Gummersbach and in last two years for team coached by Ljubomir Vranjes.He signs two years contract with Bergischer Bergischer HCHANDBALL playmkaerplaymakerViktor Szilagyi read more

Antonio Carlos Ortega presented as new MKB Veszprem coach

handball hungaryHungaryortegaveszprem MKB Veszprem made official presentation of their new coach, Antonio Carlos Ortega, who signed a three-year deal with the club. After the departure of Mocsai and him committing to the national team only, Veszprem needed a good replacement at the coach role, and found him in Ortega, from who a continued domination in the Hungarian league is expected. He coached Antequera in the past, and chose Xavier Sabata Caviedes (Xavi) as his assistant, a person he has been working with for a long time. He will be the first Spanish coach to ever manage a Hungarian club. ← Previous Story Hungarian League All-Star team selected! Next Story → AG Copenhagen VS BSV Silkeborg in the Danish Final! read more

Tatran won in Skopje Hatalchik Good defense and individuals qualities

handballhandball matchTatran Presov ← Previous Story Headache for Ljubo Vranjes: Svan Hansen out for five weeks Next Story → BLOG FROM VESZPREM: Gossips, big stars and celebration Slovakian champion Tatran Presov won in Skopje against Vardar 37:34 at derby match of SEHA Gazprom South Stream League. Experienced coach Peter Hatalchik was happy about his team performance:– We start bad, as my team show big respect for Vardar. Our start was nervous and we did not realize some chances, but as match continues we became much better. First play good defense, than show individual player’s qualities. When Vardar start to catch us, we stay calm and keep our lead, said Peter Hatalcik, coach of Tatran.Dissapointed was RK Vardar’s coach Zoran Kastratovic:– I mention few days ago about Tatran strength and their good players. Negative trend continue for us on matches versus Tatran. We played good just in first 20 minutes. Than try to change defense zone, but was late to make reversals. Some of my players think that match is over when we lead 7-3. Start to shoot from every positions and situations. It is clear that we’re tired playing almost every three-four days, said Zoran Kastratovic, coach of Vardar.In next round Vardar travel to Novi Sad, and Tatran will host Lovcen. read more

RK Metalurg sign talented Serbian wing – Darko Djukic

← Previous Story LNH (Round 18): PSG, Dunkerque and Montpellier win Next Story → Danish Nørdsjælland keep TOP scorer! Bogdan Radivojevicgoce georgievskirk metalurgđ One of the best right wings in generation 1994, Darko Djukic (20) has signed contract with Macedonian vice-champions RK Metalurg. Djukic is considered as super-talented player with a great future ahead. He plays for RK Zeleznicar Nis, which is his first proffesional team. His debut for Serbian “Eagles” was in October 2012 in clashes against Germany.Serbia has one more “wunderkind” on right wing position – Bogdan Radivojevic, who playing in SG Flensburg.RK Metalurg have two domestic players on the same position – Goce Georgievski and Zlatko Mojsoski. read more

Jan Pytlick is new advisor of ZRK Vardar Skopje

Jan Pytlickzrk vardar ← Previous Story Brunei appoints first proffesional NT head-coach Next Story → EHF Cup Group stage began: HSV beat Gorenje Only 10 days after they parted with the Danish coach Kim Rasmussen, ZRK Vardar appointed his compatriot Jan Pytlick for a new advisor and member of the coaching staff. Legendary Dane, Olympic champion from 2000 and 2004 with Denmark, is one of the most successful active coaches in women’s handball. However, he will be only addition to the coaching team led by Indira Kastratovic.He ended his job with the Danish squad after failure at Women’s EHF EURO 2014, where Denmark didn’t qualified for semi-finals.Hopefully, the love between Pytlick and team from Skopje will last more than 28 days as the last one with Rasmussen… read more

SG Flensburg now waiting better from BarcaMontpellier clash

SG Flensburg Handewitt are the third quarter-finalists of the VELUX EHF Champions League 2017/2018. Team of Maik Machulla routinely ended job with Swedish IFK Kristianstad 27:24 (13:9) after convincing victory in the first match 26:22.The German team now waiting the better from the clash of FC Barcelona Lassa and Montpellier Handball. ← Previous Story Montpellier’s joker Jonas Truchanovicius: It will be pleasant surprise if we beat Barca Next Story → BUGOJNO 2018: Croatia and Germany book semi-final tickets read more

Open thread how do you think tonights game between Leinster and Munster

first_imgENCOUNTERS BETWEEN LEINSTER and Munster are rarely easy to predict, and tonight’s RaboDirect PRO12 match at the Aviva Stadium is no exception.Both sides have shown inconsistent form of late, with Leinster comprehensively beaten by Connacht last week and Munster also losing against Ospreys.Leinster, who triumphed the last time the two sides met, also have numerous injury problems to cope with, as Leo Cullen, Gordon D’Arcy, Cian Healy and Rob Kearney are among those absent.Similarly, Munster’s selection is not exactly consistent, with the side showing six changes to the one that lost last week.So how do you think it’ll go?Let us know in the comments section below.Read: As it happened: Ulster v Connacht, RaboDirect PRO12>Read: Have you been paying attention? Here’s’s quiz of the week>last_img read more

Nofault compensation advisory group disbanded

first_imgTransparency in medical negligence cases could save the health system millions>More than €45m paid out to patients injured in HSE hospitals> A GROUP WHICH was to examine how to help smooth the legal process for families whose children suffer “catastrophic injuries” at birth due to medical negligence will not sit again.The Medical Independent has discovered that a Department of Health advisory group that was to examine “no-fault” compensation for those suffering injuries at birth last met in 2008. The Department of Health has now confirmed to reporter James Fogarty that the group will not meet again.Instead, said a spokesperson, a report is due from that group. It is hoped that reforms recommended will help speed up the process for families. Just last week, 12-year-old Roisin Conroy from Portlaoise was awarded €2.6m for suffering a brain injury at birth – her parents had sued the HSE and a consultant on her behalf.After the award, the family’s solicitor said the case again highlighted that measures were needed to prevent dragging families through years of legal trauma. Roisin’s father Kevin spoke of how his daughter had been denied the care she needed for over a decade as the case played out.The spokesperson added that the Department of Justice and Equality is drafting a “General Scheme of a Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill which would make provision for periodic payments” which would be of particular benefit to cases where someone suffered series injury due to negligence of another.last_img read more

Maximum disclosure expected in new report into CRC legacy issues

first_imgFormer chief executive of the Central Remedial Clinic Brian Conlon arrives at Leinster House to appear before the Public Accounts Committee last week. (Brian Lawless/PA Wire/Press Association Images)Deputy McGuinness said that following ‘frank’ discussion yesterday with the Administrator he was assured that the report will be comprehensive.“The Administrator informed me that he was getting excellent co-operation from the staff but outlined some concerns,” Deputy McGuinness said, “including the fact that the constant dripping of information was having a negative impact on the staff and was impacting on morale.”Meanwhile, an emergency motion passed at the Health Committee will see Section 39 organisations be invited to “outline the funding model and breakdown of their different sources of funding”.Remuneration“The organisations will also be asked to outline the remuneration received by all executive staff and the funding source from which such remuneration is derived in terms of public and private sources or the percentage of each,” TD Jerry Buttimer, chair of the committee, said but in a measured statement this afternoon called for the public to continue support charities.“The Committee has appealed for calm from the public pending on-going investigations in order to avoid unnecessary and unintended collateral damage,” he said.An important aspect the committee is looking for organisations to outline is an decline in funding.Read: Here are the minutes of the CRC board meeting where Paul Kiely’s €742k pay-off was agreed >‘A twisted web’: Credit cards, foreign trips and 5 other things we learned from the CRC hearings > MOST QUESTIONS WILL be put to the Central Remedial Clinic once the Oireachtas receives a detailed report on the organisation’s inner workings.Other organisations have also been called to discuss their finances under an emergency motion passed today at the Health Committee.Deputy John McGuinness, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, confirmed this afternoon that the “board and staff, including the former chief executives of the CRC” will be called before the committee to discuss a range of legacy issues in more detail.‘Maximum disclosure’He says the accounts being prepared will deliver ‘maximum disclosure’.“Adequacy of governance and controls, remuneration, the use of charitable funds and issues relating to the CRC Medical Devices company” will all addressed in the report.A date has been set for 31 March for the report to be completed, currently being prepared by administrator John Cregan, and will be delivered to the Director General of the HSE.last_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Saturday

first_imgView of a derailed train after it was smashed by a boulder, outside the French town of Annot, southeastern France (Image: STR/PA).#FRANCE: Two women were killed when a massive falling boulder caused a train derailment in the French Alps. [AFP]#LONDON: A 42-year-old man was found guilty of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl in the gift shop of Madam Tussaud’s famous wax museum.#ABUSE: Woody Allen said allegations he sexually abused his daughter are ludicrous.#SYRIA: An aid convoy carrying supplies into the Syrian city of Homs was attacked, leaving one relief worker injured. [BBC]INNOVATIONReading, voice recording and puzzle games – here are five apps worth downloading this week.Researchers in Spain are working out a way for people to be identified by their body odour… [The Verge]PARTING SHOTThe New York Times featured these incredible photos of the pilgrims at Croagh Patrick, making their way to the summit. NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news…Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll is tackled by Wales’s Sam Warburton during the RBS 6 Nations match at the Aviva Stadium (Image: Niall Carson/PA).IRELANDWe were warned that the heavy rain still poses a major risk and repairing damage may cost €100 million. [RTÉ]New legislation will compel hospitals to admit medical negligence to patients and families.Police in Northern Ireland name a baby who died of serious injuries last night as Caragh Walsh.Rehab received over €80 million in State finding last year. Here’s a breakdown.We found out that Defence Force recruitment will start next month.There was praise for Panti at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis.Pro-choice activists held a demonstration outside the Spanish Embassy.A 23-year-old man will appear in court over a €120,000 cannabis seizure in Longford.The Irish rugby team trounced Wales 26-3 at the Aviva Stadium.WORLDlast_img read more

Is it summer yet Well not quite

first_imgCAN WE THROW our warm clothes into the back of the wardrobe and break out the flip-flops?Sadly, it looks like reports that summer was going to completely replace spring – or ‘winterspring’, as we have taken to calling it – this week were, well, a little premature.According to Met Éireann, we’re in for a cloudy day today, and along with the lack of sun will come mist, fog and drizzle. However, there is hope of some bright or sunny spells, with temperatures ranging from 12 – 18 degrees, which isn’t bad at all.Tonight, temperatures will drop to between 6 to 10 degrees, and it will be mostly cloudy.Tomorrow, we can expect the same temperature range and the same clouds, and for the rest of the week temps will drop to 10 – 15 degrees from Wednesday on. Thursday promises some more sunny spells, but also showers over Ulster and Leinster.So if you were planning on stocking up on the Factor 50 and fake tan, we’d advise not discarding your cardigan and umbrella just yet. Sigh.Still, here’s hoping that things will start to improve as we move into June.Read: More wind and rain on the way, as temperatures stay below normal>Read: Photos: Spot a rainbow this evening? Cos there were lots of them…>last_img read more

The 9 at 9 Wednesday

first_imgOver on Linda Martin’s never going back to Eurovision, Rihanna’s printing her own money, and what can we do with Alan Shatter’s saucy book? It’s the Dredge… EVERY MORNING, brings you the nine things you need to know as you start your day.1. #BRUSSELS: The Taoiseach Enda Kenny is meeting with the European Council in Brussels today where leaders will discuss tax, and in particular, computer giant Apple’s use of Irish subsidiaries to avoid paying large tax am amounts.2. #OKLAHOMA: Rescue workers believe there are no more bodies in the rubble left behind by the Oklahoma tornado and the the final death toll is 24, including nine children. The death toll was revised downward from 51 after some victims were counted twice in confusion. More than 200 people were treated in hospital.3. #PENALTY POINTS: A spokesperson for the gardaí this morning told that the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan was working under the remit of the office, and effectively just doing his job, when he passed on confidential information to the Justice Minister Alan Shatter about Wexford TD Mick Wallace’s brush with the law. Shatter made somewhat of an apology to Wallace in the Dáil yesterday evening.4. #JOHN KERINS: Gardaí have released the two people arrested on Monday in connection with the murder of former detective garda John Kerins. Searches and a dig at the home of the 49-year-old former garda have now also concluded.5. #IODINE: Studies revel that iodine deficiency in pregnancy may have an adverse effect on children’s brain development. It has raised concerns that the iodine status of pregnant women is a public health issue that needs to be addressed.6. #JOBS: Aer Arann has announced that it is to create 50 jobs over the next year as the airline, which flies under the Aer Lingus brand, aims to double its passenger numbers over the next five years.7. #LIFE’S A BEACH: A report by the European Commission has shown that Ireland’s beaches are among the EU’s cleanest with 97 per cent of them meeting EU standards.8. #MEXICO: Soldiers have flooded Mexico’s troubled western state of Michoacan to rescue the town besieged by the Knights Templar drug cartel. The drug lords roam the area, burning businesses and homes of anyone who refuses to pay them protection money.9. #SPOOKED: The Mayor of Dublin, Naoise O’Muiri, believes that the Mansion House is haunted after his four-year-old daughter Briona saw a ghost watching television early one morning, reports The Sun.last_img read more

Well Leave It There So Murray waves goodbye Keane arrives at Villa

first_imgHomeIreland assistant manager Roy Keane was unveiled as Aston Villa’s number two this afternoon, and the Corkman said he is looking forward to “a massive challenge”.Irish 1,500 metre athlete Roisin McGettigan will be awarded a bronze medal from the 2009 European Indoor Championships five years on due to Anna Alminova’s doping ban.GAA president Liam O’Neill has revealed that Queen Elizabeth recently told him that she has watched hurling since the Sky Sports coverage started this summer.Ulster winger Tommy Bowe admits that changes were needed at the province and has welcomed the appointment of Les Kiss as interim Director of Rugby. NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s sports news… Dutch players Robin van Persie and Joel Veltman training in Rio today. Source: Mike EgertonWorld CupIt’s the first of two rest days in Brazil before the football returns with the quarter-finals on Friday and Saturday.First up, it’s hosts Brazil facing the impressive Colombians before and all-European clash between the France and Germany. On Saturday, the Netherlands meet Costa Rica then it’s Argentina v Belgium. Source: FIFA.comNOTHING KILLS THE party spirit like waiting for a bus that never comes and after almost two hours waiting for the bus to Porto de Galinhas we were convinced it would never arrive.” – Read Mikey Stafford’s latest Letter From Brazil Away Andy Murray waves to the Wimbledon crowd. Source: JONATHAN BRADYLast year’s men’s singles champions Andy Murray is out of Wimbledon after losing to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 6-1, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2.Liverpool are reportedly set to hold talks with Barcelona over the possibility of striking deal for Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez. The best thing we sharedIt’s the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of former Colombian defender who was murdered shortly after his country’s elimination from the 1994 World Cup. Watch the brilliant ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on his life and relationship with notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar. Source: Carlos Cortina/YouTubeOn the recordNow I can look at things in perspective and I kind of regret that I never got to celebrate with everybody or do something for Ireland.” – Roisin McGettigan on getting her bronze medal five years later.The Fixture list Sligo Rovers and Derry City both kick off their Europa League first round qualifiers tomorrow. The Bit O’Red are away to Lithuanian outfit FK Banga while the Candystripes face Aberystwyth Town of Wales at the Brandywell. Wimbledon continues with Lucie Safarova v Petra Kvitova and Eugenie Bouchard v Simona Halep in the women’s singles semi-finals.Showbiz, BabyAfter a remarkable performance between the sticks for the US in their World Cup defeat to Belgium last night, someone briefly changed the Secretary of Defence Wikipedia page to feature goalkeeper Tim Howard. There were also dozens of photoshops featuring the Everton stopper.center_img It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”last_img read more

Codemasters is joining THQ in using activation codes to thwart used games

first_imgTraditional publishers have a lot of hate for the used game market, perhaps best encapsulated by a quote from THQ’s Cory Ledesma, who said that THQ “doesn’t care” if gamers who pick up a user copy of a title get upset because THQ has held some of the content of a game back from them, because “when a game’s bought used we get cheated.”I’m sympathetic to the situation that game publishers are in as brick and mortar stores like Gamestop buy up used games for pennies on the dollar and bump the price down by five or ten bucks: brick and mortars are now making most of their money on used games rather than new games, and that’s bad for the bottom line.AdChoices广告That said, it’s a basic principle of economics that a finite good’s value is increased by it being resellable, because people are more likely to lay out money for something if they think they can get most of that money back in the future. I don’t understand why game publishers don’t get this basic fact, which is why I’m disappointed to see that Codemasters intends to go the THQ route by requiring one-time activation codes to get full access to a game’s features. Codemasters’ Rod Cousens explains how it will work:“It’s not inconceivable to say that we send out a Formula One game that’s not complete – maybe it’s got six tracks. Then they have to buy their next track, and you follow it around the world. When you turn up in Abu Dhabi you have to pay for the circuit, and whatever the changes are to the cars that are put through. That, I think, would deal with a lot of it, and also address the pre-owned.” Yeesh. If you want to eliminate used games, switch over to a digital delivery model, but quit punishing gamers for adding value to your titles by wanting to buy them used.Read more at Crunchgearlast_img read more

Android 23 Gingerbread SDK released

first_imgThe buzzing that has surrounded the Android community for the upcoming release of Android 2.3, or Gingerbread, has reached a fever pitch. Many have been pressing the refresh button on their phones for weeks now in hopes that an OTA will be dropping. While that behavior is a little misguided, it is certainly true that an update to Android is on its way. In fact, just this morning, the Android 2.3 Software Development Kit has been released to developers!The reason that it is silly to keep refreshing in hopes for an OTA is pretty simple. Up until this morning, even the developers hadn’t seen the stuff required to make sure their apps worked well with the new release, or took advantage of any new features. Gingerbread is just not ready for human consumption. It’s coming though, and soon.AdChoices广告Gingerbread comes with a host of new features that have been offered up for Developers to play with. They include performance increases, faster text input, better copy/paste, a slick UI improvement, native internet calling, Front facing camera API’s, Near Field Communication API’s, and much more. The big things Android is focused on with this release is entertainment. Steps have been taken to make it easier for game developers to push these devices to the limits, and new audio and video improvements to allow for higher quality experiences across the board.It’s a huge step for Android, and with the SDK coming out, we can expect that the official announcement and OTA releases are not far behind. They aren’t happening this week, mind you, but we should see more on the upcoming release very soon!Read more at Android Developerslast_img read more

iPhone Daylight Saving Shenanigans Are Back

first_imgThe iPhone 4 does a lot of things really well, so one might, perhaps, be able to forgive it for falling short at a few simple tasks. Perhaps, that is, if those tasks were quite so simple as making phone calls and telling the proper time. While most the rest of the country was springing ahead, Apple’s handset fell back an hour, assuring that users relying on the device as a handset were two hours late for work, instead of the customary one.The majority of the reports about the bug are coming via Twitter and other social networks. Apple has yet to actually comment on the issue. The company’s “magical” handsets have run into similar time keeping issues before, having failed to fall back an hour during the last time change.Thankfully, there’s an easy fix if you’re one of the affected–just restart the phone or put it into Airplane Mode and switch it back. The handset should correct itself from there.last_img read more

How much would you pay for a Google Cr48

first_imgUnsurprisingly, I love my Cr-48. I say unsurprisingly because I feel like it was made for me. As a blogger I need little more than a web browser, an SD card slot, and crazy battery life. That is practically all the CR-48 is. Well, that and free data from Verizon Wireless for 2 years, and while 100mb/month doesn’t sound like much, consider Verizon having offered that to 30,000 people for free, and even more to everyone else who ever buys a Chrome OS device. As an added bonus I had already been a Chrome convert since it’s initial Chromium build in Linux, so I was a happy guy.Despite its many flaws I wanted to share this experience with as many people as I could. As I watched the Google PR event where they announced Chrome OS, a barcode lay in the background of the event. My trusty Android phone already in hand, I snapped a shot of it and was whisked away to a brief form where I might request a device. I not only filled it out for myself, but tweeted the URL so many others could experience the device.Today it’s estimated that Google gave out a little more than 30,000 of these sub-notebooks. Free. Not even a shipping charge. A more than generous offering and a great way to get the device in the hands of as many people as possible to help shake the fear of “yet another OS” from the presentation. These devices have been picked apart, teased, discarded, and loved in what seemed to me to be the weirdest combination of responses from a device I had ever seen. Probably the most interesting thought still reigns clear in the minds of many: Where can I buy one?!They aren’t for sale. The Cr-48 was a reference model. The mold from which hardware manufacturers could use to design and sell their own Chrome OS devices, which should be showing up in just a few short months. So here 30,000 people sit with a device that only the skilled can replicate on their own hardware (I’ve yet to see one that compares) with no price tag, and no real way to assess its value. Sure, compare it to loose similarities like the $450 Jolibook or the $1,000 Macbook Air. That’s fair, right? No. The JoliBook doesn’t have free data and access to cheap unlimited data. And while neither does the Macbook Air, the hardware similarities there end with relative screensize and battery life. The fact that this device even could be compared to a MacBook Air speaks highly of it.So what’s the value of a device that you got for free, offers chunks of free internet, has amazing battery life, and puts you on the cutting edge of a brand new kind of computing?I asked around, and for a used one, it didn’t seem like most would spend more than $400 to buy it off of me. Obviously I didn’t sell it, but that has more to do with the combination of really liking the device and a the complexity behind selling something I got for free for $400, but it’s interesting to me to see its implied value. Owning one puts you in a very exclusive club, and it’s membership has a very real value.last_img read more

Halleys Comet debris rains down May 6 with Eta Aquarid meteor shower (site is down at the moment) walks us through the best way to find the Water Jar. First, look towards the east to find the baseball-diamond-shaped “Great Square of Pegasus” constellation. With the bottom star as home base, imagine a line from third base to first base, and double that line to find the star Sadal Melik. Then, look down and slightly left to find the Y-shaped Water Jar. This is the approximate spot where the meteors will appear to radiate from.You don’t need to know where the radiant point is to see the meteors, but it might help you spot a few more. Under the best conditions, you’d be likely to see up to 20 to 40 meteors per hour, and even higher numbers in the southern hemisphere. Unfortunately, for those of us in the northern part of North America, it may be pretty difficult to catch even a handful of the meteors. Apparently the point doesn’t get very high for anything north of 40-degrees latitude. For locations in the southern part of the country, there’s an expected rate of about 10 meteors per hour at 26-degrees north latitude.The timing is perfect for this shower since the moon will be waxing and will be nearly gone from the sky during the prime observing hours. You can use Google to find your exact location’s sunrise time by simply typing “sunrise” into Google search. The best time for viewing are the hours right before dawn. As always, it’s best if you can find a spot away from city lights.Read more at MSNBC Get your alarm clocks ready. The Earth’s skies will be brushed by meteors from Halley’s Comet Friday morning. Though you’ll still be able to see the meteors in the mornings before and after May 6th, early Friday is the peak time to see the “shooting stars.” The Eta Aquarid shower will produce 20 to 40 “shooting stars” per hour during the peak of the shower, and while it’s not the most spectacular meteor shower you’ll be able to see in your lifetime, it will be worth an early wakeup.Halley’s Comet, which takes about 75 years to orbit around the sun, is a ways away at the moment. In fact, it’s somewhere outside of our solar system past Neptune’s orbit. The last time we saw Halley’s Comet was 1986, and we won’t be seeing it again until the year 2061. Though it’ll be quite some time until we’re able to see Halley again, the Earth orbits three times a year through Halley’s tail, giving us three meteor showers: the Eta Aquarids, the Beta Aquarids, and the Orionids. The latter takes place in October, while the other two are both in May.The shower will be close to the Aquarius constellation, but more specifically will be coming from a Y-shaped group of stars called the “Water Jar,” which is part of the Aquarius constellation.last_img read more

Blogger is back but posts are still missing

first_imgAfter a Blogger outage that left users unable to post, the blogging service is now back up. Blogger Tech Lead Eddie Kessler said users lost the ability to post for 20.5 hours, but the problem actually started at 10 p.m. PST on Wednesday, May 11, when Blogger went down for what was supposed to be a routine one-hour maintenance update.Kessler said that during the scheduled maintenance Wednesday night, Blogger experienced “some data corruption that impacted Bloggers behavior.” He said that the platform experienced a number of irregularities during the update, including sporadic outages, vanishing posts, and users ending up at the wrong blog accidentally.Blogger didn’t come back up an hour later like it was supposed to, and besides not being able to publish new articles, anything that was written after 7:37 a.m. (PDT) on May 11 was lost from all Blogger blogs, leaving many people worried that their content had been permanently deleted. The site was put into a read-only mode, making it possible for users to visit the blog and read posts. Blogger said that when the problem first occurred during Wednesday’s maintenance, it rolled Blogger back to an earlier version. This version caused posts published after 7:37 a.m. that day to be temporarily removed.Earlier today, Blogger announced on its official Blogger Buzz blog that posting was back up, however, the missing content is still not appearing on the sites. The word is that it should be replaced in the next few hours.via Blogger Buzzlast_img read more

Technology could disable iOS cameras during films and concerts

first_imgApple has filed a patent application with the U.S Patent & Trademark Office which could dramatically change what owners of iOS cameras can and can’t when taking photos and filming video. The patent covers technology which would give cameras designed to detect images based on visible light the ability to receive infrared data. To do so, the camera would be paired with image processing circuitry electrically coupled to the camera. The patent was first filed in the fourth quarter of 2009 and was published by the Patent Office this week.If infrared data is detected, a command could be embedded in the infrared signal which could prevent a user from taking a photo or filming video at a concert or during a movie. This infrared signal would be sent through the use of infrared transmitters. In some applications, an infrared LED transmitter could act as a “spot light” to create a signal to disable recording functions for those cameras facing it while a strobe method could be used to emit infrared light to cover a general area the camera would pick up regardless of what direction it was facing.AdChoices广告While the technology offers the ability to limit camera functions, some other applications of it enhances what an iOS camera can do. For example, a theme park, zoo or museum could use the system to automatically apply a watermark to photos or video to identify the establishment. They could also setup a system like that of  a virtual tour guide which could offer additional information about a location or an object in the form of text, audio and video.The patent does include some ability for users to configure the infrared system on their iOS device, but don’t expect it to override any infrared command which would temporarily disable a device function like recording.Read more at Patently Apple.last_img read more

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