Posts Tagged ‘News’

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Now in July the Iphone 4 have been released in 17 more countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

It will be very exciting to see how how the phone is received and now it will also on a much larger scale show how much errors and problems there is with the Iphone 4. But are you a tech person you probably expected some kind of problems since more or less every new technology have some errors in the beginning until both hardware and software will be updated. Even if the companies runs extensive tests it is impossible to discover everything…

If they have tested 10 000 phones as a beta test for a couple months it is a lot hours less than when the product reaches the public and millions of products are sold and the hours they are used are a lot more. That’s why it often is some previously unknown errors in new technology when it is released. But some errors shouldn’t happen in the first place…

I’m glad to announce that my first Youtube video is up! It is only an alpha version of a trailer for the site and network and will develop alot more especially since I’ve downloaded a trial version of Adobe Premiere Elements 8 so it will hopefully be alot better than windows movie maker.

I hope the audioswap will work for the video as well! But check it out and say what you think! But remember it is just a very early test…

A dog have been found in a Swiss cave. It was around 14 000 years old! The dog was tested with radio-carbon dating which revealed the age.

But soon other scientists started to claim that much earlier evidence of dogs had already been found! But that wasn’t believed by everyone some researchers meant the earlier dogs had been wolves and the discussion was started! Only solution to this debate is the need of more canine fossils until then the debate will continue on…

Read more about it here

Microsoft have promised to give new Windows 7 mobile phones to every employee of the company! Microsoft also sent out an e-mail about this and they say people should make it personal (use it) but also make apps for the phone!

Many internet sites seems to react to this as well as that Microsoft made it easier for employes to develop apps for the phones. I don’t think this is such a big thing, of course Microsoft wants more apps and have a great PR- campain for their phones but people have free will to do whatever they want. Microsoft will probably get enough PR by just giving out phones but of course some apps will probably be done by employees as well.

Only the future can tell how this will develop but one thing is for sure, the game is on and Microsoft have a hard competion from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, HTC and Apple and more…

A newly found probable timber construction have been found by magnetic radar was interpreted as a new henge but that it had been a wooden one equal to the world-famous Stonehenge….

But now other archaeologists doubt it and Tim Darvill, from Bournemouth University in southern England, thinks it is most likely a barrow, or prehistoric tomb.

Since the place aren’t going to be excavated it will be hard to tell what it really is until there is an excavation. But the area around Stonehenge is rare to have excavations nowadays but it seems to have been quite a large area and much discoveries again and again.

Last year an another henge called the Blue Henge was found and you could read about it here and you could read about the new wooden henge/burial/burrow here

But whatever the examination shows it shows the great value in this case of combining archaeology and technology. To examine an area with a magnetic radar revealed the previously unknown monument even if the research have been going on in the area since the 18th century. By magnetic radar it is possible to discover much underground and it is also a undamaging technique which means the remains of a site is not destroyed in any way. But you get important information as well as if there will be an excavation archaeologists knows a lot better what to expect. I think georadar and magnetic radars will be more common as a preview of an area before excavations begin, in this way it is possible to better prepare for what the excavation will be about.

Because as we often notice in the field as archaeologist, wait the unexpected and often the last day and hours of an excavation….

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