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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...
LA PAZ President Evo Morales is cruising to an outright first-round victory in Bolivia's Oct. 12 presidential election, with his nearest rival trailing by 46 percentage points, a new opinion poll showed on Wednesday.
BRUSSELS The European Commission has extended the scope of its investigation into whether Gibraltar's corporate tax regime favors certain companies, in breach of EU state aid rules.
DHARAMSALA India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi on Wednesday slammed South Africa's refusal to give fellow laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, a visa to attend a peace conference and said they would boycott the event.
BERLIN Ursula von der Leyen, whose ambitions of succeeding Angela Merkel are too transparent for German taste, is finding out the hard way why her job as defense minister is considered the most dangerous in the cabinet, nicknamed the 'ejector seat'.
NAIROBI A Kenyan court on Wednesday ordered two Iranians held under anti-terrorism laws to serve two years in jail or pay a hefty fine after they pleaded guilty to using fake Israeli passports to enter the East African country last month.
TOKYO The death toll from a Japanese volcano eruption rose to 47 on Wednesday, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered on the ash-covered mountain.
BIRMINGHAM England British Prime Minister David Cameron promised to push through sweeping tax cuts if re-elected next year, a pledge he hopes will refocus debate away from a schism over Europe inside his party and win over millions of voters.
BRUSSELS Britain's controversial choice for the European Commission declared his support for closer European financial integration at the start of an expected tough confirmation hearing in the European Parliament on Wednesday.
WARSAW Poland's new Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said on Wednesday she would largely stick to the policies of her predecessor Donald Tusk, including a cautious approach to the question of when eastern Europe's biggest economy will join the euro.
RIO DE JANEIRO In March 2003, three months into her tenure as Brazil's environment minister, Marina Silva gathered a half-dozen aides at the modernist ministry building in Brasilia, the capital.
DUBAI Gunmen shot and wounded a Saudi policeman in the eastern part of the kingdom, state news agency SPA reported late on Tuesday, in an attack that highlights the volatile situation in the area ahead of the annual Muslim haj pilgrimage.
MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after talks with North Korea's foreign minister on Wednesday that he saw a possibility of six-party talks resuming on Pyongyang's nuclear programme but that it would take time.
AMSTERDAM Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic accused prosecutors of lying about his role in Bosnia's descent into civil war to make up for a lack of evidence as he took the floor to wrap up his defense at the end of his long-running genocide trial.
DONETSK Ukraine Shells hit a school playground and a nearby street in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, killing four people including a teacher and a parent, witnesses said.
NEW DELHI India could run out of a critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs program in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling, a senior government official said, leaving more than 150,000 sufferers without life-saving drugs for about a month.
SYDNEY Australian aircraft will join the U.S.-led coalition in air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq in an initial support role, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, ahead of a final decision to undertake bombing missions.
BRUSSELS Telecom Italia Chairman Giuseppe Recchi said on Wednesday there has been no contact with Sol Trujillo following reports that the U.S. businessman is interested in bidding for a stake in the Italian telecoms group.
FRANKFURT Rocket Internet , the global e-commerce investor, will likely price its flotation at the upper end of the 35.50 euros ($44.75) to 42.50 euros a share price range, three people familiar with the deal said.
MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he would not consider restricting Internet access for Russian users but warned of a sharp rise in cyber attacks on state domains since the Ukraine crisis began.
Amazon.com Inc appears to be close to settling a nearly two-month dispute with Walt Disney Co during which Amazon stopped offering Disney DVDs for preorder, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO Larry Ellison was the main draw for tens of thousands of technology professionals at Oracle Corp's annual conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, where he joked about losing his name after relinquishing his role as the company's CEO.
WASHINGTON Joining a cry from law enforcement officials concerned about data encryption on Apple's newest operating system, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that officers should not be blocked from the information they need to investigate a crime.
CHICAGO Wearable brain scanners and lasers that can turn hundreds of cells on and off were among 58 projects awarded $46 million in federal grants as part of President Obama's $100 million initiative to unlock the secrets of the human brain.
NEW YORK GoPro Inc shares rose 3 percent to touch a new high and options volume looked set to hit a record on Tuesday, a day after the maker of cameras worn by surfers and skydivers said it would be launching two new action cameras, as well as a lower priced beginner-friendly model.
WASHINGTON Four members of a computer hacking ring were charged in an indictment unsealed Tuesday for allegedly stealing more than $100 million in Xbox technology, Apache helicopter training software and other intellectual property, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
TORONTO New smartphone apps aim to solve the problem of keyboards causing aching fingers or auto-correct resulting in embarrassing blunders.
MOSCOW Internet auction site eBay intends to drive a wave of consolidation in Russia's e-commerce market over the next couple of years, persuading smaller companies to get on board as the economy weakens.
LONDON/HONG KONG Global equity capital markets returned with a vengeance in 2014 as bankers, investors and companies led a charge that culminated spectacularly in Alibaba, the biggest share listing ever.
Supermarket chain Supervalu Inc reported on Monday a second attack against its payment systems barely two months after it said it was investigating a potential data breach.
WASHINGTON/DETROIT Verizon Communications, the No.1 U.S. wireless carrier known for its widespread coverage, is falling behind its biggest rival in what many are betting will be the next big thing in the wireless industry: connected cars.
MEXICO CITY Finland's Nokia said on Monday the liabilities of its former unit Nokia Mexico S.A. de C.V. were now held by Microsoft Corp, responding to a Mexican court ruling that Nokia Mexico would have to pay damages for faulty equipment.
BEIJING China's government has kicked off a media campaign in support of genetically modified crops, as it battles a wave of negative publicity over a technology it hopes will play a major role in boosting its food security.
TORONTO Work on a pair of U.S. commercial spaceships to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station will be delayed after a losing contender protested the NASA awards, agency Administrator Charles Bolden said on Monday.
GENEVA The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) said it had filed a legal challenge to NASA's award of contracts totaling $6.8 billion to Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.
ROCHESTER N.Y. Watch out Harry Potter, you are not the only wizard with an invisibility cloak.
NEW DELHI As India celebrated becoming the first Asian nation to reach Mars, S.M. Vaidya, head of business at conglomerate Godrej's aerospace division that made the spacecraft's engine and thruster components, sounded surprisingly downbeat.
ALMATY A Russian Soyuz rocket safely delivered a U.S.-Russian trio to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, despite a technical glitch which briefly threatened to lengthen their journey to the $100 billion complex.
ALMATY A Russian rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, taking to orbit a U.S.-Russian trio including the first Russian woman to serve on the $100 billion space outpost.
CAPE CANAVERAL Fla Water found in Earth’s oceans, in meteorites and frozen in lunar craters predates the birth of the solar system, a study published on Thursday shows, a finding with implications for the search for life on other planets.
NEW YORK Scientists who discovered phenomena as different as the molecular mechanisms of pain, organic light-emitting diodes that illuminate mobile phones and a new quantum state of matter are top contenders for Nobel prizes next month, according to an annual analysis by Thomson Reuters.
NEW DELHI India's low-cost mission to Mars successfully entered the red planet's orbit on Wednesday, crowning what Prime Minister Narendra Modi said was a "near impossible" push to become the only country to complete the trip on its maiden attempt.
NEW DELHI India's low-cost mission to Mars successfully entered the red planet's orbit on Wednesday, crowning India as the first country to complete the trip at its maiden attempt.
CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - A Space Exploration Technologies cargo ship carrying an experimental 3-D printer and a habitat with 20 mice arrived at the International Space Station on Tuesday, ending a two-day journey.
OSLO Television news tends to focus on disasters such as droughts or floods in covering scientific findings about climate change, an approach that may exaggerate pessimism about the subject, according to a new study.
SAN ANTONIO Privately owned SpaceX started construction in south Texas on Monday for what the company said will be the first private commercial orbital launch facility in the world.
CAPE CANAVERAL Fla A NASA robotic spacecraft fired its braking rockets on Sunday, ending a 10-month journey to put itself into orbit around Mars and begin a hunt for the planet’s lost water.
BOSTON A Rhode Island child has died of a bacterial infection associated with Enterovirus D68, state public health officials said on Wednesday.
COPENHAGEN Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's largest insulin maker, is betting on a new way to stay ahead in the $40 billion-plus diabetes market by trying to develop the world's first once-weekly insulin injection.
NEW YORK Two tiny companies are preparing to challenge some of the world's largest drug makers in the battle for dominance in the $3 billion global market for influenza vaccines, armed with little more than tiny tobacco plants.
NEW YORK Children who participated in a physical activity program after school did better on thinking tasks than kids who didn’t take part in the program, according to a new study.
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will consider its first case of forced sterilization of a person living with HIV in Latin America, a rights group has said.
NEW YORK The personalities of husbands and wives may affect their spouses' success at work, suggests a new study.
NEW YORK Cardiologists should discuss with patients the risks and benefits of chest imaging using ionizing radiation before the procedure, according to a new statement endorsed by several medical organizations.
NEW YORK Acupuncture won't improve chronic knee pain in middle-aged people, researchers say.
DALLAS U.S. health specialists are ready to deploy to Dallas if a patient being evaluated for Ebola is found to be carrying the disease that has killed thousands of people in West Africa, a Dallas County official said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled on Tuesday that tax subsidies vital to the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law are unlawful, giving a boost to opponents of the measure known as Obamacare.
NEW YORK U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received $3.5 billion from pharmaceutical companies and medical device makers in the last five months of 2013, according to the most extensive data trove on such payments ever made public.
The Colorado Supreme court on Tuesday heard arguments over whether employees can be fired for using medical marijuana, which is legal in the state but illegal under federal law.
DAKAR/GENEVA Two days after his mother died of Ebola at a clinic in the Liberian capital Monrovia last month, four-year-old John was put into foster care so he could be monitored for the disease.
PARIS Russia has reported the first cases of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus in nearly two years in villages in Southern Russia, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday.
MADRID A raft of new cancer drugs promise better, longer-lasting treatments with fewer adverse side effects -- but their high cost is a growing concern.
ABIDJAN Cocoa exporters in the Ivory Coast are fuelling market fears of potential supply shortages that have driven prices to 3-1/2 year highs, warning output could drop dramatically if the Ebola virus spills into the world's top grower.