18 year old Beitske Visser joins Red Bull junior programme
18-year-old Dutch racer Beitske Visser joins Red Bull young driver programme. Could she be the next female F1 racing driver since Giovanna Amati back in 1992? Visser is a race winner and a rising star on the racing circuit. ( http://badgergp.com/2013/03/miss-beitske-visser-a-future-f1-star-from-red-bull/ ) Webber better get his act together and start winning races and a championship before she takes his seat. Forget team orders! He may need to break his in car radio during a race to achieve this.
BBC Click gets a look at the new Ubuntu OS Smartphone due for release October 2013. A smartphone that has no buttons just simple Swipe & Tap. Could this be a strong contender to rival Windows Phone 8, or will the competition along with Android and iOS be too strong for this!
The Samsung Galaxy Beam has a built in projector but why is the camera only 5mp and why does it say on the Samsung website it’s got Gingerbread as the system why isn’t it being released with Ice Cream Sandwich on it or even Jelly Bean. OK on the good side of it: It looks good (like all Samsung phones do). The projector beams your multimedia up to 50″ wide. Great size screen I have one free wall that I can use it on (Oh and of course the ceiling). Considering the average price of a good projector is around £200 and you can’t put that in your pocket with your DVD player and DVD Discs this looks a pretty good phone to have. How many times have you sat round a mobile screen looking at pictures – NOT WITH THIS PHONE! With this phone you can beam the images to a wall or ceiling or even watch a movie, how cool is that. I can’t wait to get my hands on one.
Video Live Wallpaper app for Android
If you are a fan of live wallpapers on your “Android Device” and would like to use one of your own short video clips then this app is for you. I have wanted to use my own clips but didn’t know how, then after searching around the internet I found this app called Video Live Wallpaper it lets you use a small video clip that you have recorded as live wallpaper on your device. Using the app is simple. Just download it from HERE and install it. Then all you have to do is go to your live wallpaper menu as usual and open this app then within the app navigate to the clip you want to use and set is as wallpaper, it’s as simple as that. There are a few settings you can alter if you want to play around with the app, but I left it as it was and it works perfect on my Galaxy SII. I’m not fully shore of what video formats this app supports but the video clip I’m using I recorded with my Galaxy SII in Mp4 HD, If you want to know more about this app then use the Alternate link with more info about this app you can also download it from here and rate the app as well.
Jessica Sanchez may not get a record deal!
The reworking of the prize package terms for Season 11 was discovered by the Associated Press upon review of show contracts from eight of the past 11 seasons.
Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez is not guaranteed an album deal (with 19 Recordings Inc.) that pays a $175,000 advance, as Season 10 counterpart Lauren Alaina was, says the AP’s findings. Instead, the 16-year-old is subject to a “development” deal that could net her as little as $30,000 to $60,000, depending on how many singles 19 Recordings commissions.
Idol pacts also require winners and finalists to perform on tour and lend their likenesses to a Disney World attraction. On the plus side, Sanchez stands to reap $50,000 per public appearance. And if 19
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Just heard the most annoying news. Spurs want to move into the new Olympic Stadium and knock it down to build a new football stadium. The Olympic Stadium which is being built with public money will no longer exist if this proposal goes ahead. Why should a football team move into the stadium to ruin all the hard work that has gone into it, not to mention the fact that it is paid for with public money. I think they should keep the complex as an athletics ground for future meetings and also for somewhere proper for our British Athletes to train to their fullest potential. I think it is totally wrong to let a football team move into it especially when it has been built for a better use. Why not come up with a new athletics competition between are Home Counties that can take place maybe twice a year at the new stadium, this would help the Olympic Selection Committee choose are best athletes for the major competitions and observe their progress.
Facebook app developers sold user info
Facebook has revealed that a data broker has been buying identifying Facebook user information from app developers, and as a result the social-networking powerhouse has placed some developers on a six-month suspension.
The announcement, which Facebook made Friday afternoon on its developer blog, comes on the heels of the revelation that many popular Facebook apps were transmitting user IDs–which can be used to look up a users’ names and, in some cases, the names of the app user’s friends–to at least 25 advertising and data firms.
According to Facebook’s developer blog:
As we examined the circumstances of inadvertent UID transfers, we discovered some instances where a data broker was paying developers for UIDs. While we determined that no private user data was sold and confirmed that transfer of these UIDs did not give access to any private data, this violation of our policy is something we take seriously. As such, we are taking action against these developers by instituting a 6-month full moratorium on their access to Facebook communication channels, and we will require these developers to submit their data practices to an audit in the future to confirm that they are in compliance with our policies. This impacts fewer than a dozen, mostly small developers, none of which are in the top 10 applications on Facebook Platform.
Facebook did not identify the data broker that was purchasing user information but did say it had reached an agreement with Rapleaf, a San Francisco-based data aggregation company that was previously identified as receiving some user information. Facebook said that Rapleaf has agreed to delete all user ID information in its possession and agreed not to conduct any further activities on the social network. The blog post did not indicate whether Rapleaf was the broker involved in the sale of user information, and Rapleaf representatives did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
In announcing the suspensions, Facebook said it “never sold and will never sell user information” and has a “zero tolerance for data brokers because they undermine the value that users have come to expect from Facebook.”
The social-networking giant has blamed the issue on “referrer URLs,” which tell sites which Web sites directed Internet users to sites, and has proposed a technical solution to prevent future transfers. Facebook also announced it had modified its policy to require developers to use the anonymous identifiers when working with ad networks.