Thursday, October 30, 2014

Google Gmail Desktop

Nice gadget if you use Gmail extensively. Unfortunately, "The Gmail gadget currently works with the latest release of Google Desktop for Windows." Not yet for Mac.

TV, Internet harms kids' health

TV, Internet Causing Kids Harm: Report.
There's a strong link between media exposure and childhood obesity, smoking and sexual activity, according to US researchers who reviewed 173 studies on media and health conducted over the past three decades.

Nokia N97 vs RIM BlackBerry Storm

Whenever a new Smartphone is about to hit the market it will always get compared to the Apple iPhone. The BlackBerry Storm did, and now the Nokia N97 is, but it is a fairer comparison to put the N97 and the Storm together.

A device that will generate energy from ocean currents

Scientists have developed what they claim is a revolutionary device, which can generate energy from ocean currents, enough to power the entire world.

US: Pakistan accepts terrorists may be from its territory

The terrorist massacre in Mumbai was plotted in Pakistan and was executed by Pakistanis, Indian and US officials now agree. The big question now: How culpable are the Pakistani government and its military and intelligence agency, and how can the answer be handled either way it turns out?

Mumbai Terror Suspect's Arrest Captured on Video

Mobile phone footage shows alleged terrorist Ajmal Qasab captured and beaten following the attacks that killed more than 170 people in Mumbai.

Pakistan Offers to Help Investigate Mumbai Terror Attack

Pakistan has offered a joint investigation into terror attacks in Mumbai, after India blamed elements in Pakistan for planning the deadly in Mumbai.

Generic Heart Drugs as Good as Brand-Name: Study

Brand-name drugs used to treat cardiovascular disease are no better than generics, a new review of available evidence shows.

YouTube Changoever: Less Sex, More Symphony

YouTube appears poised for an image makeover, with a pair of announcements this week promising less sex and more symphony. YouTube's new Symphony Orchestra will accomplish the latter, offering classical musicians worldwide a chance to perform in an "online orchestra" packed with some of the industry's biggest names. more

Save Darfur

Dear Mr. Syuhud,

Your personal convictions about humanitarian issues ring clear on Blogger Indonesia, so please allow me to get right to the point. The appalling genocide in Darfur continues – now in its sixth year and at the price of nearly half a million lives. Ironically, December 9th marks the 60th anniversary of the United Nations’ Genocide Convention, and Darfuri people are still suffering and struggling to survive. As the Obama administration ushers in a new era of foreign policy, this nation has an opportunity – an obligation – to aid our global neighbors in Darfur. You, an influential voice, can play a pivotal role in making this happen . . .

The Save Darfur Coalition’s "Be A Voice For Darfur" postcard campaign (http://addyourvoice.org) seeks to ensure that Darfur is a top priority for President-elect Obama, who has already promised “unstinting resolve” to end the Darfur Genocide. We aim for no less than 1 million postcards to be emailed and snail-mailed to President-elect) Obama within his first 100 days in office. With your help, we can draw desperately-needed political attention to the ongoing genocide in Darfur.

Can we ask you to add your voice? It takes only moments – please sign the pledge at http://www.addyourvoice.org/. Most importantly, you can influence others to stand up and be a voice for Darfur. Simply spread the word through your personal networks and Blogger Indonesia.
· You’ll find a Darfur Blogger Toolkit with videos, photos, and other resources at www.addyourvoice.org/pages/blogger_toolkit.
· Facebook Causes and Save Darfur just launched their new petition application for the campaign. The new Facebook petition will be a gamechanger for cause-based social media marketing. If you’re already using Facebook Causes, you can access and sign the petition at http://apps.facebook.com/causes/72?m=618c3fb4&recruiter_id=6746654. (As an incentive, Save Darfur is offering a free t-shirt to anyone who recruits 100 signatures.)

Your participation in this life-or-death campaign has the potential to impact thousands. I am personally invested in finding ways for the social media community at large to use our influence for good, and sincerely hope you will join us. Save Darfur is one of my clients, so if you’d like more information, please feel free to reach me at 703.894.5460 or mike@livingstonbuzz.com.

Thank you for being a Voice for Darfur.

Mike

Mike Nelson
Livingston Communications
Office: 703.894.5460
Email: mike@livingstonbuzz.com
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Court ruling brings down Thai government

A constitutional court dissolved Thailand's top three ruling parties for electoral fraud Tuesday and temporarily banned the prime minister from politics, bringing down a government that has faced months of strident protests seeking its ouster.

Meanwhile, similar constitutional court (MK - Mahkamah Konstitusi) in Indonesia rules that gubernatorial election in East Java province be recounted in one regency (Pamekasan) and another run off in two other regencies (Sampang & Bangkalan).

Obama Unveils His National Security Team

The New York Times praises Obama's national security choice:

After years of watching American leadership crumble under the weight of bad decisions made in a White House shuttered to all debate, President-elect Barack Obama’s national security team is a relief.

There is no underestimating the challenges facing Mr. Obama, and he will need a strong team to help him. The choices announced on Monday are a strong start.


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