Spider Dresses, North Korea has a Error 503 and Nvidia vs Samsung – Again


Spider Dress keeps your personal space in check


The world of fashion is an unusual thing. It changes with the tide, sometimes slowly and sometimes in the blink of an eye. It also shows off the unconventional side of fashion designers with the designs they create. The Spider Dress is one such creation. It merges technology with fashion and also helps keep your personal space intact.

Designed by Dutch Anouk Wipprecht the Spider Dress is a concept which was initially debuted in 2013, Created using 3-D printing techniques, the dress is fully equipped with an Intel chip, various sensors and LED lights. Proximity sensors, as well as a respiration sensor embedded in the dress, keep a check on the surrounding environment and the wearer’s respiratory rate. The data collected is then fed to a computer which is powered by an Intel Edison based chip. This chip is commonly found in wearables.

If another person is detected in the vicinity, and if the subject’s respiratory rate increases, the program causes the spidery legs to extend. If the subject is approached aggressively, the mechanical limbs will move up and form itself into an attack position

Black shells embedded in the dress resemble eyes. LED lights, also wired to the sensors, flash a warning sign if a person comes on too strongly. If the LED “eyes” glow at a steady rate then the subject is approachable for contact.

North Korea – Error 503: Service is temporarily unavailable


The internet is aflutter about Sony being hacked and how the North Korea is allegedly behind it. Adding fuel to this fire is the news that North Korea’s Internet was down for several hours. It is still unclear what was responsible for shutting down Pyongyang’s web connections. Dyn Research, a U.S.-based Internet analyst stated that Pyongyang’s online networks totalling four, are connected via China Unicom and had been unavailable for around 9 hours from Monday night to Tuesday morning.

Initially suspected to be due to a power outage, it showed more characteristics of a delicate network under attack from external parties

North Korea still maintains their stance that they had nothing to do with the theft and leaking of Sony company secrets nor the threats threats against moviegoers

Nvidia vs Samsung – Round X: Fight


It seems that patent battles are the “In” thing, the latest being the ongoing war between Samsung and Nvidia with the involvement of the ITC (International Trade Commission) to the fray.

According to the notice filed on Tuesday, the federal agency will be looking into Samsung’s accusations against Nvidia with regard to its usage of certain graphics processing chips, systems on a chip SoC and other products that could be banned if Samsung were to be victorious in the battle

Nvidia initiated the patent war filing claims against Samsung and Qualcomm in September, where it accused the tech giants of using Nvidia’s GPU patents covering programmable shading, unified shaders and multithreaded parallel processing technologies. A total of 7 patent claims were filed with both the International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court in Delaware and Nvidia demanded jury trial to receive damages for patent infringement.

Nvidia also asked the ITC to ban Samsung Galaxy mobile phones and tablets containing Qualcomm’s Adreno, ARM’s Mali or Imagination’s PowerVR graphics architectures n the United States, essentially prohibiting sales of Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy S4 smartphones as well as the Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note Pro, and Galaxy Tab tablets.

Samsung fought back in November with its own set of patent infringements with regard to semiconductor buffering and data control. In addition Samsung also accused Nvidia of false advertising where the company states that the Nvidia Shield is equipped with the world’s fastest processor.


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