Apple has purchased its second 3D mapping company called C3 Technologies. Apple bought a company called Poly9 last summer that also specializes in 3D mapping technology.
Rumors have said for years that Apple is working to drastically improve its iOS Maps application with in-house features and improvements. The purchase of C3 Technologies suggests that Apple is working to bring revolutionary 3D technology and hi-quality image rendering to its Maps app on the iOS platform.
NBC Universal announced today it’s investing millions and hiring over 130 new people at its 10 owned-and-operated TV stations. “The new leaders of the company believe in the owned television station division, and they want to see these stations strong again,” said Valari Staab, President of NBC’s local unit. “So we’re moving as fast as we can.”
Clinical trials using blood created from adult stem cells are set to begin within the next two or three years, raising the prospect it could soon become routinely used where real blood is unavailable.
Scientists are also developing alternative bloodlike substances which could be injected into the body as a "stopgap" until an actual blood transfusion could be performed.
About two and a half million units of blood are given to patients in Britain every year, costing about £130 each, and modern doctors have minimised the risk of patients receiving infections such as Hepatitis A and C during transmission.
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Created to celebrate the venerable sports network's 30 years of operation, ESPN Films 30 for 30($50) is a collection of 30 separate documentaries chronicling thirty different sports stories, from Reggie Miller's killer instinct against the New York Knicks to a look at the connection between the Raiders and gangsta rap of south central L.A., directed by N.W.A.'s coolest member Ice Cube. This complete box set includes all 30 films spread across 12 DVDs, as well as a retro ESPN hat and over five hours of bonus features.
Can't wait for next summer's The Dark Knight Rises? You can get your fix well before the new year by playing Batman Arkham City ($60). As the sequel to the highly-regarded Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City places you in the shoes of Batman — as well as Catwoman — as you face down the new section of Gotham that's been set aside to house the most vicious, vile scum the city has seen, including The Joker, The Riddler, Two-Face, Penguin, and more. Oh, and you can use your wings/cape and grappling hook to fly, which is every bit as much fun as it sounds.
The Roots put a new spin on Captain Morgan‘s theme song “To Life, Love & Loot” for the rum brand’s lastest TV campaign. ?uestlove, Black Thought, and the rest of the band rock out on the Lenny Kravitz-esque remix. Look out for their conceptual album undun on December 6.