By: Ashley Taylor Google Glasses Ignites Privacy Debates
Chris Barrett, a documentary filmmaker, is among a group of 1,000 nondeveloper Google Glass testers. While wearing Glass on a Jersey Shore boardwalk for the Fourth of July, Barrett captured a brawl and ensuing arrest. Barrett uploaded the arrest to his YouTube page along with the comment:
“This video is proof that Google Glass will change citizen journalism forever.”
Google Glass – The First Fight & Arrest Caught on Glass – July 4 Wildwood, NJ boardwalk
Woman Dead After iPhone Zap: Family
APPLE LOOKING INTO CHINA DEATH; UNLIKELY PHONE IS TO BLAME
(NEWSER) – The family of a 23-year-old Chinese woman says she was electrocuted when she answered her charging iPhone. The story has prompted an investigation into the death by Apple as it makes waves on Chinese social media, the Wall Street Journal reports. A local official says Ma Ailun’s “neck had an obvious electronic injury.” But it’s not certain whether the phone, charger, or neither are to blame; nor is it clear which model iPhone she was using.
Uncertified chargers are widespread in China, according to the China Consumers’ Association, which says they can make a phone a “pocket grenade.” Fortune doubts the phone is to blame, citing a range of other electrocution risks via China’s Yahoo site, including frayed wires. The woman left the bathtub to answer the phone, which could have lowered her resistance to electrocution, the Atlantic Wire notes. But “the likelihood of electrocution by iPhone is very, very low. It takes a lot of very particular circumstances that unfortunately transpired for Ma Ailun, which probably is why this is the first news report of this ever happening,” writes Rebecca Greenfield.
Global Food Crisis Will Worsen as Heat Waves Increase
- Published: January 20th, 2013 Damian Carrington, The Guardian
Extreme Weather and Climate Change
Sea Levels Set for Continuing Rise in a Warming World
Snippet: Some recent research has suggested that the future rate of sea level rise may not be as fast as scientists had expected. But a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, “The Multi-Millennial Sea-Level Commitment of Global Warming,” paints a different picture.
Hurricanes Likely to Get Stronger & More Frequent: Study By Andrew Freedman
The North Atlantic Ocean Basin has been in a more active period of tropical cyclones since 1995.
Credit: Climate Central.
Snippet: A new study by Kerry Emanuel, a prominent hurricane researcher at MIT, found that contrary to previous findings, tropical cyclones are likely to become both stronger and more frequent in the years to come, especially in the western North Pacific, where storms can devastate the heavily populated coastlines of Asian nations. Emanuel’s research showed the same holds true for the North Atlantic, where about 12 percent of the world’s tropical cyclones spin each year.
Extreme Weather 101: Tornadoes
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