Street View Underwater

Sep 29, 13 Street View Underwater

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After having done a great job with the streets and the buildings all over the world, and after having made the Moon’s exploration possible, Google takes a new challenge – the underwater world. Their joint venture with Catlin Seaview Survey has already shown the first results as starting with September 25th, 6 famous sea beds can be admired without getting on a plane and renting snorkeling or diving equipment. On its launch date, Google Street Underwater allows Internet users to visit sites like Heron Island, Lady Elliot Island, Wilson Island (Australia), Molokini Crater, Hanauma Bay (Hawaii) and Apo Island (Philippines). The Mountain View giant’s objectives are obvious. Besides the stated environmentally friendly goal, Google continues its performance pursuit. It is true that with Google Street Underwater we will be able to explore the marine world without damaging the so sensible ecosystems, but this new achievement brings a new difficult to overcome success in the long row of challenges assumed and passed by Google. At a time when Apple failed with their maps project that contained unexplainable and unbearable errors of all kinds, Google takes a new step forward, immersing Internet users in the underwater world, convincing them once again that they are able to win almost any bet they take and increasing their brand loyalty, if this was still necessary. Will this make a big buzz? There is still time to measure the results, but as Caitlin Project Director Richard Vevers put it, this project will certainly satisfy the 99% of Internet users who have and will never get the chance to dive into the ocean and admire the fish schools gracious movements or the turtles’ swirl dance. Labeled as a scientific and ecological project, Google Street Underwater is much more than...

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Awesome Survival Gadgets

Oct 24, 12 Awesome Survival Gadgets

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For the most adventurous of us, there are things like hiking trips into unknown places and exploring really cool landscapes that really keeps that adrenaline level high. However, any person who seeks adventure should also be responsible enough to get some gadgets that would aid them during their quests and we managed to find just the right things you need for your adventure. Here are some of the coolest gadgets that are not just perfect for those who go to extreme adventures but also people who enjoy nature and outdoors and love being self-sufficient. Esbit Emergency Stove There might be a time when you will absolutely need to have some sort of stove either to cook your food or keep yourself warm for a while. The cool Esbit Emergency Stove is cheap and ideal even for your home. It is pliable and you can carry it easily in your backpack and it contains fuel tablets that will burn for 12 minutes each so there’s enough time to cook something fast. Solar Backpack Quite possibly a lifesaving item, the solar backpack doesn’t just help you store and carry your GPS unit and other electronic gadgets but now can help you charge them too. With a 60 watt per hour laptop battery that’s fueled by three 3:4 watt solar panels, this backpack can recharge your phone, GPS unit or laptop in a matter of hours, depending on the intensity of the sun. This is great not just to have around during hiking outdoors but also during traveling as it might come in handy when you have to wait for hours for your plane or train. Rechargeable UV Water Filter Another lifesaver this UV water filter is a great gadget in a small package. Weighing in at just 6.4 ounces this water filter is great because of its versatile and efficient nature. It purifies a liter of water in less than 2 minutes and in case it runs out of batteries you can simply plug it in...

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