Silver Bullet SFNT wrap: divorce 2.0, quake 3.9 and a world of APIs
San Francisco's SOMISSPO district, an industrial loft type area where SOMA meets Mission and Potrero Hill, gets pretty quiet past 5 pm. Live healthy, hack happy is mantra which means a good nights sleep. Only a Taco truck and a guard parked outside Mighty give away that something's up.
Silver Bullet: AppPlanet China, "computers have to be smarter"
China is second largest in the world in iPhone app users but getting paid for your app is another story. According to a tech conference in Santa Clara, Calif., the Chinese pay for apps even less than folks do in Pakistan. The flip side: uncrowded territory.
HumanEdgeTech review: Iridium 9575 - GPS and wifi hotspot
Last week during a press conference Iridium CEO Matthew J. Desch launched the new Iridium phone Extreme. The phone is a little smaller, lighter and tougher than the previous model 9555 but for explorers it's a small attachment that might just revolutionize dispatching.
ExplorersWeb target of DDoS attack through weekend
Through the weekend ExplorersWeb has been target of a denial of service attack. Origin was traced to China while the poll was spammed from Russia. It's unclear if other attacks reported during the period, culminating on 9/11, are related.
Bits from the Silver Bullet: latest from Japan
A few times each month SF New Tech come ashore and head for the Mighty. There, developers and inventors are offered 5 minutes sharp to pitch their ideas. Last week it was that time again and we checked out the 6 most promising startups from Japan.
Bits from the Silver Bullet: SF NextGen
Last week San Francisco ran a small NextGEN Science Fair spotlighting a selection of futuristic products and services. Here goes a bit from the event in pictures.
ExWeb tech series kick-off: bits from the Silver Bullet
Chased by early winter storms we fled across high passes in our version of the pioneer wagon: an old aluminum trailer dubbed the Silver Bullet. Now arrived in Mecca; stay tuned for ExplorersWeb's San Francisco tech roundups with an adventure edge.
"Hi I'm Tiny!" GoPro's little hero now in 3D
3D has been all the rage in 2011 but GoPro should have the most innovative solution: Add a second cam plus housing to your existent GoPro Hero HD and you're all set at $99. (The housing is water proof to 60 meter). 3D editing software is included and works on Mac and PC.
ExplorersWeb blackout headsup
Power outage brought on by several New York state thunderstorms combined with a failed server backup generator threw ExplorersWeb offline during 6 hours today. This was our longest unscheduled timeout since the Lincoln Hall story. Sorry about the inconvenience.
Himalaya wrap and Everest high tech summit push special
(Updated May 26) Summits are reported from Everest north side, such as young American Brant Holland. On the south side, Jim Williams's Jeff and Tracy are on final attempt from South Col. Share Everest 2011 Italian climbers Daniele Bernasconi and Daniele Nardi are pushing at the same time.
Mount Everest push update: watch it live
(Update 10.52 pm/9.52am local) ExWeb's correspondent Karrar Haidri just checked in from Islamabad reporting that Hassan Sadpara summited Mount Everest this morning. No summit news yet from other teams.
From the Death Zone to the Spin Zone: Everest BS encore
Yes it's that time again. BBC reported that Iceland food tycoon Malcolm Walker and his son "have achieved their goal of climbing Everest North Col. The news source further reportedly "broke" the news of Kenton Cool's Everest summit. Welcome into the Spin Zone.
North Pole live video how-to
(HumanEdgeTech.com) A two man combo is skiing from the North Pole to Greenland, a larger setup is en route to the same goal. The smaller team sent out live dispatches past weekend and the bigger team has started to transmit video. Here are the pros and cons.
100 times faster satellite internet in 2014
Explorersweb met with Andy Sukawaty, Chairman and CEO of Inmarsat and his team at the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs yesterday. The topic: in 2015 GlobalXpress will make it possible for an explorer to stream 3D video live.
North Pole heads-up: live pictures from skiers are up
In two different expeditions, Johan Nilson and Pat Farmer both plan trips starting at the North Pole and ending at the South Pole. First stop is Greenland and Johan has begun to send live pics and dispatches from the ice.
Everest BC tech roundup: iPhones, sat phones, 3G
Climbers in Everest south side BC are setting up their technology and checking mobile connections. Seth Wolpin, bringing an iPhone along with Thuraya sat phone and a basic mobile with a NTC SIM card on the way, sent word to HumanEdgeTech from Gorak Shep yesterday and Everest BC this morning.
Thuraya heads-up: Gaddafi jam bugging Kili climbers
Gaddafi's jamming of the Thuraya network is affecting users as far away as Mount Kilimanjaro. Seems Thuraya lacks clear defense and a solution will have to come through diplomatic channels or political change.
ExWeb Special: 30 minutes with Mr. Everest
For all you Discovery buffs, David Tait is a familiar face. Three Everest summits later, you'd think he's had it with Big E. Not so. This Skype chat between HumanEdgeTech's Tom Sjogren and the British climber touches on his spring plans, and shows a different side to 'Mr Everest'.
2011 tech report: get ready for Everest and Himalaya
Pads, mobiles, social media...Mosaic? Outfitting climbers and adventurers since the dawn of satellite phones and internet; the small crew at HumanEdgeTech usually knows the next big thing in Himalaya. Everest season around the corner, ExWeb checked in with Tom Sjogren for the 2011 scoop.
HumanEdgeTech ALERT about Thuraya scratch card fraud
Most Thuraya satellite phone users buy scratch card numbers in nomination of 80 or 160 units to refill their phones. The 14 digit numbers can be refilled online or directly on the phone. Lately, internet scam artists have been buying refill numbers online with false credit cards.
ExplorersWeb Week in Review - Pakistan First Winter Summit Special
"Summit at 11:35. Going down." A Pakistan 8000er has been summited in winter for the first time ever, adding a new and major page to mountaineering history. Also this morning to celebrate: an ExWeb exclusive Karakoram 3D Mountain Tracker complete with all winter teams' locations and updates.
HumanEdgeTech Early Bird Special: Major Price Cut on Satellite Phone
It's the lowest price on the internet: in an early bird price drop the latest Iridium model 9555 is now offered by HumanEdgeTech at $1145. Himalaya climbers should also note HET's super deal on Thuraya SO-2510 - now offered at $595. And check out the new selector for HET's unique tech bundles.
ExWeb NSS report, final: Gold, War and a huge Ego will take us there
They say that competition is hardest at the bottom and easiest at the top. True on this year's ISDC conference in LA, arranged by NSS and Planetary Society to celebrate the formers 25th birthday. One after the other, the world's foremost people in space and science arrived, and we got them virtually
ExWeb NSS report: Space Adventures - the Seven Summits of Space
"Yesterday, Burt said something about us only out to make money, but you know, I say God bless us if we do," stated XPrize founder and SpaceAdventures co-founder Peter Diamandis, 45, with a resigned tone in his voice. Friday morning 9 am, it was Space Adventure's turn to present their case at
ExWeb NSS report: Burt Rutan: "I hope to go the Moon in my lifetime"
"Could everyone in this room who has been to the moon please reach up a hand." One hand was raised in the packed ballroom at LA's Sheraton Airport hotel."Now everyone who have been to space please raise your hands." About five hands flew up. "And now, everyone who wants to go to