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Petr Skala (CZE): The Astronomical Clock in Prague
FEIMEC 2016 – Feira Internacional de Máquinas e Equipamentos (International Machinery and Equipament Exhibition)
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The Unbeatable Mug is a $30 mug available through an exclusive online offer. Find out if this mug is worth the price today in our review.
The Unbeatable Mug is a travel mug available online through StuffInsta.com and a number of other retail websites. The mug uses a unique technology to ensure it can’t get knocked over.
Basically, the mug forms a suction-like airlock with your desk, table, or any other surface after you place it down. When you lift the Unbeatable Mug vertically, you can easily break that airlock and drink whatever is in the mug. However, pushing the mug horizontally will force the airlock to stay intact – which means you really have to work to knock it over.
As the makers of the mug explain, “you need to try it to believe it.” They claim it’s not actually a suction cup – instead, it’s a unique airlock technology.
Some of the key features of the mug include:
-Available in red, black, or green
-16 ounce capacity
-Made from ABS, PP, and 304 stainless steel
-Forms airlock with surface to prevent spills
-Car cup holder-friendly
-100% happiness guaranteed policy
Basically, the bottom of the device looks similar to a suction cup. The makers of the Unbeatable Mug describe it as a “vacuum grip device”. When you press the mug down onto a surface, it stays in place. Lifting it up vertically breaks that seal – but moving it horizontally does not.
Unbeatable Mug is priced at $29.87 on certain websites.
That price can be found on StuffInsta.com, which recently offered a time-sensitive online deal for the Unbeatable Mug. At the time of writing, over 4100 people had already claimed the deal.
The mug can also be found on a variety of other websites and online sources. PremiumStash.com, for example, has it available for $24.95.
No matter where you buy it from, the Unbeatable Mug is listed as part of a time-sensitive offer. You’re often told there’s “only one left in stock”, for example, while a countdown timer counts down from 2 hours. Ultimately, these are just fake things designed to push you into making a rushed decision on your purchase.
Orders are shipped within 5 to 10 business days. Most online stores that sell the Unbeatable Mug accept all major credit cards.
The Unbeatable Mug is a straightforward product: it latches onto your desk or table using a suction cup-like technology, helping to prevent the mug from being knocked over. That’s it.
Most customer reviews we found online are also straightforward: they claim the cup works as advertised to prevent accidental spillage.
Customers typically say the same thing: it won’t take a full speed punch or other heavy impact, but it will prevent accidental bumps and touches from knocking your mug over (after all, how often do you full speed punch your mug while it sits on your desk?).
Many customers also praised the design of the mug, stating that it accented their desk in a sleek, modern way.
Whenever you see a unique product appear online with limited reviews, it’s a good idea to Google Search to see if the manufacturer is just white-labeling a similar product, increasing the price and selling it under a different name.
That’s why it’s interesting to note that when you Google Search “mug with suction cup”, you’ll find a separate product called Mighty Mug. That mug looks alarmingly similar to the Unbeatable Mug and comes with the same suction cup-like design on the bottom.
Mighty Mug is careful to state that their mug doesn’t just use a suction cup: it uses a patented technology to prevent itself from tipping over. This technology is also called “Smartgrip”, which is the same named used on the Unbeatable Mug.
Overall, based on this information, it appears the Unbeatable Mug and Mighty Mug are the same product – or at least remarkably similar.
The thing about the Mighty Mug is that it’s typically available for a cheaper price: like around $20. You can find it on Amazon – which is probably a more reliable source than scammy-looking websites with countdown timers.
The Mighty Mug was launched on Kickstarter back in 2014, when over 2,000 people pledged over $100,000 to bring the project to life. You can view that Kickstarter page here.
In any case, you may want to check prices on the Mighty Mug before you spend $10 extra on the Unbeatable Mug.
The Unbeatable Mug appears to be an alternative name for a product called the Mighty Mug, which was launched on Kickstarter back in 2014.
Whatever you call it, the mug uses a unique technology that prevents it from being tipped over. That suction cup-like technology (it’s not actually a suction cup) prevents horizontal force from knocking over the mug, but still allows you to pick it up vertically, as normal.
Make sure you check the prices on the Unbeatable Mug before you purchase it online. You can find the Mighty Mug/Unbeatable Mug for as little as $20, so you may not want to shell out $30 for it.
Report by Christiaan Beek, Charles McFarland and Raj Samani (Intel Security).
From the Introduction:
“We have all read about the nonperishable nature of medical data. Whether our medical histories or intellectual property for the next wonder drug, when the bad guys have that data, it is not easy to recover. Why is medical data being stolen? Is it a target or simply collateral damage as part of a different attack? If it is targeted, then that suggests a clear demand; and if there is a demand, then there must be a return on investment. What is the big picture? This research report is about theft in the health care industry. Specifically, we will describe the marketplace for stolen health care industry data and examine the motivations for its theft.”
Read more: Full text in PDF.
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Making high level decisions regarding the overall structure, operation and growth of a business on the enterprise level can be difficult and risky without accurate data that provides a meaningful insight into the macro-level functions of the business.
Analytics suites, or software programs that take disparate sources of data from a huge range of business information such as general ledger data and fleet management reports and combine them together to create meaningful insight, have surged in popularity over recent years as processing power allows for more complex predictions and suppositions.
Spectrabotics is a geospatial data analysis company which aims to completely differentiate itself from other companies of the same market. Purpose built from the ground up to create a new way for the world to see data, Spectrabotics aims to take the complexities and intricacies out of data analysis and provide a state of the art data engine to give others an avenue to make better decisions at a swifter rate.
Spectrabotics offers a comprehensive top-down analytics suite designed to be used by people that a both experienced and inexperienced with data analysis programs.
The way Spectrabotics is going about achieving this goal is through their brand new Spectralink program, summarized by the mission statement ‘Fusing your data and other data to tell a complete story’. Through the Spectrabiotics program, users can upload a library of datasets, either from an existing dataset or the web in order to enhance the data as a whole. The Specrabiotics Suite also allows for the creation of custom maps with layers, application development and integration, custom analytics and reports through the data gathered, and the creation of accounts for customers.
At the heart of Spectralink is a complex algorithm that is able to consume any geospatial data format and display it in a recognizable manner, including formats such as SHAPE, KML, CSV and more, allowing sensor data to be carefully and analytically measured across a reference point common to all subjects.
The Spectralink program works in tandem with a proprietary software application dubbed ‘Data Fusion’. Data Fusion allows users to generate pinpoint accurate analytic results through the process of uploading and fusing data together. A unique offering in the world of analytics suites, this correlator algorithm is able to form a discrete ‘layered tier’ of data to provide descriptions detailed enough to apply to complex and unpredictable systems such as weather patterns and conditions. Through the addition of multiple layers, the ability to see more relationships and links between certain subjects becomes much clearer.
Spectrabotics has partnered up with a number of different companies which provide brand new aerial sensors allowing for hyperspectral images to be displayed by various drones. Spectral analytics allow for further vision beyond what normal machines can display, and allows for new ways of processing UAS data. Dedicated spectral sensors are recommended for use by Spectrabotics in order to make the most out of the Spectral Analytic Engine the company has developed. This engine is constantly tested and revised in order to keep providing an outstanding user experience and improve the quality of data that is gathered.
Not only that, but Spectrabotics has endeavored to create its own web photogrammetry service as they were not satisfied with those created by other companies. This program includes both geometric camera modeling and frame corrections in order to align data. The results of this highly specific photography method provides perfect analytic results and impeccable resolutions through the preservation of spatial and spectral integrity. Spectrabiotics provides comparisons between the processing of Spectrabotics programs, and other companies processing programs which demonstrates huge resolution differences. The analytics engine provided by Spectrabotics is highly adaptable to keep pace with rapid changes, and is able to rapidly adapt and evolve alongside the dynamic needs of your business.
Spectrabotics has grand plans in order to enhance and revolutionize the efforts of many different faculties. Potential applications of the advanced functions of Spectrabiotics include providing data for precision Agriculture by using fast track and highly advanced crop knowledge. Wind Turbine Analysis also benefits from this technology as lightning strikes can easily disrupt and wreck turbine blades, completely disabling them. Through the technology in provided by Spectrabiotics, Wind Farms are able to assess if any significant damage has occurred and predict repair and maintenance costs. Currently maintenance such as this requires a small team of people attending the turbines to manually check them, which is time and energy consuming.
Spectrabiotics plans to aid the process of monitoring fishing grounds to identify any unlawful and illegal fishers, which aids sea wildlife and greatly benefits the environment. In addition to providing enterprise level analytics, Spectrabiotics also license their software suite to many non for profit groups to help maintain a positive social presence and enhance the community as a whole.
Spectrabotics has a proven recipe for successful business ventures. Adhering to a policy of providing realistic estimates, Spectrabotics believes that solutions with happen naturally through the use of collaboration between teams which are responsible, self-organizing and inherently responsive, which means they will continue to improve throughout their time at the company and when they leave. Spectrabiotics maintains a strong connection with their clients, seeing them as the important factor in determining the success of their company as repeat consumers and word of mouth will continue to spread the word of Spectrabotics and their technological prowess.
Spectrabiotics analytic suites allow for the tracking of assets, specifically in the process of optimizing fleet management to reduce operational costs and increase margins. THrough the development of new,low-power, fixed sensors which provide real time data through all weather conditions, Spectrabiotics are able to develop new applications and reports to provide new methods of data analysis.
Spectrabotics Spectralink can be utilized on a variety of different platforms including smartphones, desktops and laptops. Spectralink can be purchased in a number of different ways, but to test it out there’s a free trial which last for 14 days, allowing a max of 5GB of data to be used.
Starter packages range from the basic service up to pro services priced at $1645 a year and $3300 a year respectively, which for the services received, are incredibly cost effective for enterprise level data analytics suites.