Massive Explosion Looks Like Nuclear Detonation Captured By A Cell Phone In Donetsk, Ukraine

We’re living in the age where cameras are everywhere.  Camera on cell phones, camera on drones, and camera here and there.  These cameras are not technically only a camera, because these cameras can become camcorders in a touch or a push of a finger.  With this in mind, it’s not so surprisingly to us all that nowadays we’re seeing citizens can actually be on scene much faster than so called news reporters.  Cameras turn the people who are living in the war zones into citizen reporters so readily and easily, because these people can just upload their videos onto YouTube and relative Internet video services at any time.  One good example of how cameras turn citizens into reporters in war zones is the video right after the break.  If I’m not wrong, just recently someone was using his or her cell phone to record the massive explosion that gave off a shockwave for miles away in Donetsk region of Ukraine.  The appearance of the massive explosion and massive shockwave with a mushroom cloud had the appearance of nuclear weapon was detonated, but there are reports that argue this massive explosion did not give off the nuclear reactions.  This means the video isn’t showing a nuclear detonation but just a massive explosion in Donetsk.  As I’m writing this, Ukraine is still experiencing an intensifying war.  Let’s hope Ukraine will experience peace sooner than later, because in any war people die.

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OnePlus One Personal Experience After Using It For 3 Days (Ultra HD)

Just adding a video on YouTube to describe how I felt personally about using OnePlus One after 3 days.  The video is shaky since I’d rarely ever used a smartphone for recording videos, and so I didn’t anticipate for the footage to be so shaky.  The footage I’d taken with OnePlus One is raw; meaning I didn’t use Photoshop or any other video quality enhancement feature to make the footage looks better.  I want the footage to be pristine  just like how it got captured without being edited, showing the real quality of the hardware that I used to capture the footage.  Nonetheless, since the video is way too shaky for normal viewing, and so I had to use a stabilizer feature which came with my video editing software to somewhat stabilize the shaky footage.  In the future, if I’m ever going to do another video recording session with a smartphone, I’ll definitely put more effort in anchoring myself so the footage won’t be too shaky.  Anyhow, check out the video right after the break.  Enjoy!!!

OnePlus One Review (Mobile – Smartphone)

I just got my hands on OnePlus One smartphone from OnePlus, and I’m a very happy man.  Basically, I’d pre-ordered OnePlus One smartphone like a week and half ago, and now I got it.  Check out the short review video I’d made for this awesome smartphone right after the break.  Enjoy!!!

Wanting to know how to apply a screen protector to your smartphone such as OnePlus One?  Check out the YouTube video I found on YouTube which shows you how to do just this right after the break.  Enjoy!!!

Will a Display Screen Assist Me Recharge My Cell Phone?

French provider Wysips is focusing on a brand new concept which will cause mobile phone touch screens to perform double duty as photo voltaic power panels to recharge cell phones.

The thought is fairly interesting [1] mainly because it consists of laying an extra thin transparent photo voltaic film layer together with the mobile phone screen. The film might get energy not just from the sun, but any nearby source of light.
Approximated recharge times can be about six hours from sunlight and some moments longer from leaching power from in house lights. Wysips is at work for the 2nd new release of the technology, which seems to supply half an hour of talk-time after just an hour or so in the sunshine.

The issue with a solar battery charger could be that the sun moves always, and my practical experience continues to be that you need to move the battery charger every couple of minutes to help keep it under the sun.

Actually most solar chargers for cell phones can be great for those who spend lots of time in the open air, and should not readily work with a car or wall charger for his or her devices. Backpackers, fishermen, etc, would possibly like this.

Otherwise, you are probably happier choosing another thing. The top solar mobile phone chargers available take too much time to charge – a single hour charge provides you with just enough to make a 5-10 minutes telephone call. It requires something similar to 8-10 hours to obtain a full charge.

Another big problem with these chargers could be that the unit is only able to be charged around 500 times. This might equate to approximately 12 months in case you used it everyday. You will never go green with this particular thing, since you’d must change it out every 12-18 months.

With more folks getting mobiles and ipads etc…., the drain on electrical power grids is increasing. So, including the capability for the cell phone to independently recharge from the sun rays signifies they could help pull their own weight, and you also wouldn’t need to take with you another battery charger or move it around.

Another interesting truth is the opportunity to employ this system to charge the smartphone while using the indoor light… it is a real benefit. The product can be continuously charging as light falls on display screen, meaning it could be topping off it’s power as the mobile phone just sits inactive.

This evolution is much more appealing than previous attempts to generate solar battery chargers for mobile phones, for instance Samsung’s Blue Earth mobile phone [2], which included a solar charger on its back. A few months ago Apple was awarded a patent [3] for a method to charge small units using solar powered energy, an indication how the company considers solar energy worth exploring.

The solar efficiency from Wysips’ charger happens to be only 9 %, when compared to the most effective solar panels used elsewhere. But that is a lot better than the 0 % mobile phones offer now. The additional electricity gained from the solar charger for example Wysips’ could allow cell phone designers to formulate slimmer batteries for their devices, or empower faster, more robust devices with appropriate battery lives.

Footnotes:
[1] Wysips Official Website explains in greater detail the way the new solar charger works
[2] Official Samsung website where it’s printed the info about the Blue Earth Phone
[3] Techcrunch writes on the Apple’s patent on photo voltaic powered devices.

About the writer: S. Sheppard writes for the 12v solar battery chargers blog, her non profits hobby web site she uses to share the latest technology announcements about solar battery chargers for small systems.

To Be A Typical Person Out Of 7 Billion People, You’ve To Have A Cellular Phone

Out of 7 billion people, researchers put together a rough image of a typical face of the world.  For now, it’s a 28 years of age Chinese Han male who has a cell phone but not a bank account.  It shows that it’s so typical to have a cell phone today.  Maybe soon smart phones will be just as typical!

Source:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110303/us_yblog_thelookout/the-most-typical-face-on-the-planet

Video:  http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/video/player#/?titleID=how-big-is-7billion&catID=1