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Настала пора поведать общественности о моем скромном участии в интересном и перспективном проекте с весьма оригинальным названием Timera (от слов time и camera). По удачному стечению обстоятельств я пребывал в активной фазе поисков новых гаризонтов развития в тот самый момент, когда руководство стартапа искало кандидата на вакансию iOS-разработчика. Суть проекта довольно проста - ее визуальное представление можно видеть на главной иллюстрации к посту (изображение кликабельно). Пользователю представляется интсрумент для создания временнОго туннеля путем совмещения фотографии из прошлого с фотографией, сделанной камерой смартфона. Идея мне очень понравилась и я незамедлительно начал интегрироваться в процесс разработки, в ходе которого пришлось столкнуться и преодолеть немало сложных и интересных задач.   Read more...
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DHAKA A cement factory collapsed in Bangladesh, killing two people, with several workers feared trapped, a police official said on Thursday.
12-03-2015 09:39
SYDNEY Australian authorities are investigating claims by Islamic State that an Australian teenage recruit died after blowing himself up in Iraq, and local media reported that bomb-making materials had been found at his family home in Melbourne.
12-03-2015 09:19
NEW DELHI The top leadership of India's Congress party including its enigmatic president Sonia Gandhi walked to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's home on Thursday in a unusual display of support after he was summoned to court in a corruption case.
12-03-2015 08:11
WARSAW Poland will stress-test its defense capabilities with a series of countrywide drills involving the government, local authorities and the military in response to the Ukraine crisis, Polish president's chief security adviser said.
12-03-2015 07:41
JAKARTA Indonesia signaled on Thursday that it would not execute foreigners on death row for at least the next 16 days after the attorney general's office said that all the prisoners would be executed together.
12-03-2015 07:15
BEIJING China's top judge on Thursday issued a mea culpa for miscarriages of justice that have drawn public ire, calling for increased transparency of the courts in an annual report to the largely rubber-stamp parliament.
12-03-2015 04:45
JAKARTA The execution of 10 foreigners on death row in Indonesia for drugs offences will be carried out together, the attorney general's office said on Thursday.
12-03-2015 04:32
BEIJING The Chinese government will "refresh" its policy on granting entry permits to its citizens wishing to visit the separately administered territory of Hong Kong, a state-run paper said on Thursday, amid mounting anger at hordes of mainland shoppers.
12-03-2015 04:02
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cambodian garment workers making clothing for international retailers are frequently abused and exploited at work and neither the government nor major brands are doing to enough to protect them, researchers said on Thursday.
12-03-2015 03:38
SEOUL The foreign ministers of South Korea, Japan and China are preparing to meet this month for their first talks in nearly three years in a bid to resolve tensions over Japan's wartime past and discuss a trilateral summit.
12-03-2015 02:12
VANCOUVER Twitter users turned to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for tongue-in-cheek fashion advice on Wednesday, the day after he said the niqab, a face covering veil worn by some Muslims, was rooted in an "anti-women" culture.
12-03-2015 02:00
ROME Legalizing gambling in Italy was supposed to help curb the mafia. Unfortunately, prosecutors say, it has only created new opportunities for the mob.
12-03-2015 00:26
COLOMBO/NEW DELHI Sri Lanka's suspension of a project to build a glittering skyline on land reclaimed from the Indian Ocean has prompted China to defend its investment, in a test of Beijing's ambitions to fund loans and major infrastructure ventures abroad.
12-03-2015 00:20
WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund has agreed to pump $10 billion into Ukraine's troubled economy over the next year, providing swift assistance for the country's struggling finances as part of a larger four-year bailout.
11-03-2015 22:05
BRUSSELS Two hundred years after Napoleon's ambitions to rule Europe died at Waterloo, France won a small battle on Wednesday to prevent the minting of a euro coin commemorating an event that shaped today's continent.
11-03-2015 21:49
HAVANA The leader of Cuba's Ladies in White declared the prominent dissident group stronger on Wednesday after she survived a leadership challenge from disgruntled followers who accused her of abusing her authority.
11-03-2015 21:35
Hi-Tech
NEW DELHI Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday it will open 100 stores in India this year to help consumers in the world's third-largest smartphone market "experience" the company's devices, but will not sell them at these stores.
12-03-2015 08:14
PARIS French telecoms group Iliad pledged to raise operating profit by 10 percent this year after it reached a 15 percent market share in mobile three years after shaking up the market with low-cost, no-contract plans.
12-03-2015 08:02
SAN FRANCISCO The $71 billion cybersecurity industry is fragmenting along geopolitical lines as firms chase after government contracts, share information with spy agencies, and market themselves as protectors against attacks by other nations.
12-03-2015 04:16
MEXICO CITY Mexico hopes to launch the tender for a $10 billion national mobile broadband network by early October, the country's transport and communications ministry (SCT) said on Wednesday.
12-03-2015 00:09
FRANKFURT Helpling, an online marketplace for hiring home cleaners backed by Germany's Rocket Internet, is expanding beyond its base in Europe to set up new operations in the Middle East and Asia, aided by the acquisition of a rival Singapore start-up.
12-03-2015 00:04
A U.S. judge on Wednesday denied ride-hailing app Uber's request that its drivers be deemed independent contractors rather than employees.
11-03-2015 23:22
Verizon Communications Inc will offer more than 200 hours a year of original online programing from DreamWorks Animation and its AwesomenessTV unit in a bid to reach families and younger viewers who increasingly watch video on mobile devices, the companies said on Wednesday.
11-03-2015 21:24
Some of Apple Inc's services such as App Store, iTunes Store, Mac App Store and iBooks Store remained disrupted for nearly 11 hours on Wednesday, a glitch the iPhone maker attributed to an internal Domain Name System (DNS) error.
11-03-2015 19:58
A federal judge said Facebook Inc must face a nationwide class-action lawsuit seeking to force the social media company to provide refunds when children spend their parents' money on its website without permission.
11-03-2015 19:30
LONDON A little-noticed change in the way Google selects search results has allowed company statements to top the list of news links shown when users search for information on businesses.
11-03-2015 18:55
FRANKFURT Security professionals are unable to keep pace with cybersecurity threats against companies as external and internal threats mushroom from both known and emerging technologies, a survey published on Wednesday showed.
11-03-2015 18:33
SAN FRANCISCO Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers tried to undercut a former partner's claims that she flagged "loosey-goosey" personnel policies at the venture firm but was ignored, as its lawyer cross-examined her for a second day.
11-03-2015 18:06
EDINBURGH The Wikimedia Foundation believes it can win its case against the U.S. National Security Agency because it has evidence that mass surveillance had caused it harm, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said on Wednesday.
11-03-2015 17:50
People living in Hamburg's St. Pauli's nightclub district are used to hordes of drunken tourists, crime and prostitution but many are fed up with late-night revelers who urinate on public and private buildings.
11-03-2015 17:11
Sony Corp is planning the U.S. rollout of its long-anticipated video-streaming product later this year, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.
11-03-2015 15:55
MUMBAI Google Inc is in talks to buy Bangalore-based mobile advertising venture InMobi, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, which could pave the way for what could be the U.S. company's first deal in India's busy start-up space,
11-03-2015 13:02
Science
ALMATY A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts landed safely in a snow-covered Kazakh steppe on Thursday after a 167-day mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
12-03-2015 03:31
OSLO Scientists identified almost 1,500 new creatures in the world's oceans last year, including a humpbacked dolphin and a giant jellyfish, and reckon that most species of marine life are yet to be found.
12-03-2015 00:06
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts boarded a Russian Soyuz capsule on Wednesday and prepared to leave the International Space Station after nearly six months in orbit, a NASA Television broadcast showed.
11-03-2015 21:12
WASHINGTON It was big. It was weird. And this monster from the primordial seas was also a trend-setter.
11-03-2015 18:46
AHMEDABAD, India The first round-the-world solar-powered flight landed in India on Wednesday, the second leg of a 35,000 km (22,000 mile) journey seeking to demonstrate that flying long distances fueled by renewable energy is possible.
11-03-2015 09:33
BRUSSELS EU politicians on Wednesday will sign a new law on the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in the European Union, clearing the way for a wave of approvals after years of deadlock.
11-03-2015 08:32
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES Researchers have started to unravel the mysteries of how eels hunt, shock, and kill their prey. The findings come at the end of a nine-month study of the way in which the electric eel uses high-voltage electrical discharges to locate and incapacitate its prey.
10-03-2015 22:49
LONDON After a stellar career ranging from the disco hit "I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper" to global success in "Phantom of the Opera", British soprano Sarah Brightman is preparing for a unique performance: a live concert from space.
10-03-2015 20:56
Researchers from the Universit? Libre de Bruxelles found that the much-maligned cockroach has its own personality and even displays different character traits. The discovery could explain why cockroaches are considered such great survivors and able to adapt to inhospitable surroundings.
10-03-2015 11:30
GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN A wearable device that stimulates the sense of balance with electric "noise" could help Parkinson's disease patients, according to Swedish scientists.
09-03-2015 12:06
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A U.S. space probe slipped into orbit around Ceres, a miniature planet beyond Mars believed to be left over from the formation of the solar system, NASA said on Friday.
06-03-2015 16:22
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope and a naturally occurring cosmic magnifying lens captured surprising multiple images of the same exploded ancient star, research published on Thursday shows.
05-03-2015 21:26
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Astronomers have found a star hurtling through the galaxy faster than any other, the result of being blasted away by the explosion of a massive partner star, researchers said on Thursday.
05-03-2015 21:18
LONDON British and Chinese scientists say they have developed a new paint that can be applied to clothes, paper, glass and steel to make resilient surfaces that can self-clean even after being scratched or scuffed.
05-03-2015 19:17
Slowed-down video footage of a series of praying mantises leaping towards a target has demonstrated the extraordinary precision of the insect while jumping.
05-03-2015 17:34
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A toilet that uses urine to generate electricity and can charge a mobile phone will soon light up dark corners of refugee camps after being tested by students in Britain.
05-03-2015 00:06
Health
NEW YORK The chance of surviving any of four high-risk surgeries can vary by as much as 23 percent depending on what hospital patients use, according to an analysis released on Thursday.
12-03-2015 04:04
LONDON Older people at risk of dementia who follow advice on healthy eating, exercise and brain-training can slow down cognitive decline, particularly in their ability to organize and regulate thought processes, researchers said on Thursday.
12-03-2015 00:07
Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc said it had delayed submitting a U.S. marketing application for its lead drug, nuplazid, and that its chief executive was retiring.
11-03-2015 21:01
Being physically active may offset some of the effects of brain aging on seniors’ ability to walk and control their movements, according to a new study.
11-03-2015 20:22
Specialty Compounding Llc reached a settlement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday, barring the company from producing and selling sterile drugs until it receives written approval from the agency.
11-03-2015 19:02
LONDON A wave of H7N9 bird flu in China that has spread into people may have the potential to emerge as a pandemic strain in humans, scientists said on Wednesday.
11-03-2015 18:31
LONDON Scientists believe they may have found a new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's disease -- not in the form of a drug but in focused beams of ultrasound.
11-03-2015 18:27
GENEVA Waning interest in Ebola could jeopardize efforts to stamp out the world's worst recorded outbreak of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
11-03-2015 18:09
CHICAGO The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday confirmed the discovery of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Arkansas, the third-largest U.S. turkey producer and home to Tyson Foods Inc, the nation's biggest chicken company.
11-03-2015 17:54
LONDON Britain said on Wednesday a military healthcare worker had tested positive for Ebola while working in Sierra Leone and a decision would be taken soon on whether the individual should return home for treatment.
11-03-2015 17:25
LONDON Britain's parliament approved legislation on Wednesday to ban branding on cigarette packs, drawing immediate threats of legal action from the country's $29 billion tobacco industry.
11-03-2015 17:11
If every man with erectile dysfunction were screened for heart disease, more than a million events like heart attack or stroke could be avoided over 20 years and more than $21 billion saved, according to a new estimate.
11-03-2015 15:57
LONDON A clinical trial of Tekmira's experimental drug TKM-Ebola-Guinea will start on Wednesday in Sierra Leone, Britain's Wellcome Trust global health charity said.
11-03-2015 14:24
CHICAGO Tyson Foods Inc has removed gentamicin, a key antibiotic for human use, from company hatcheries, the company told Reuters on Tuesday.
11-03-2015 11:28
ZURICH A Swiss organization that helps people take their own lives and defends their right to refuse medical treatment says its membership reached a record high last year after a 20 percent surge in requests to join.
11-03-2015 09:47
LONDON Lawmakers in the lower house of parliament are expected to vote to ban branding on cigarette packs by a large margin later on Wednesday, a move that would force manufacturers to adopt plain packets in England by 2016.
11-03-2015 08:41