"Developer" Indonesia Welcomes NASA Challenge

U.S. space agency, NASA, officially opened the International Space Apps Challenge competition in Indonesia.

With this, NASA challenged the application developer (developer) Indonesia to create an application that has to do with outer space.

The event was opened by the Deputy Ambassador to the U.S. Embassy to Indonesia, Ted Osius, in america @ Pacific Place Mall Jakarta, Saturday (04/21/2012). The hope, the application that created NASA and later may help scientists solve global problems.

Although applications from Indonesia related to outer space is relatively rare, but NASA believes Indonesia developer can create useful applications.

"I see the technology community in Jakarta is quite strong, especially when the company is rapidly emerging application developers," said Ali Llewellyn, Open Governent Analyst in an interview with NASA.

There are about 30 application developers who join the competition. Began Saturday afternoon until Sunday (21 and 22 April), they will compile the code (coding) for applications in the office DailySocial technology blog, West Jakarta.

The developers claim, will make an application for computer equipment, mobile or web-based.

They will present an application made before the jury. U.S. Embassy to Indonesia and DailySocial as the organizer, would provide an opportunity for developers to revise their applications in order to really be ready to use.

According to Erna Sri Adiningsih, The Center for Aerospace Information Studies and Institute of Aeronautics and Space Agency (LAPAN), this event will add to the network LAPAN of outer space activities conducted younger generation.

"As long as it still relies on software LAPAN from abroad for the development of space science. Who knows with this show will show up the young seedlings are interested in developing software space," please Erna.


The Future of Cloud Computing in Mobile phones

Mobile data access via smartphones grew rapidly in Indonesia. The condition is believed to be new business opportunities for the development of value added services (VAS) in mobile phone technology by relying on cloud computing.

This was stated by Indonesian initiator Cloud Forum (ICF) True Prasetya. Of various statistics put forward by a number of research bodies, potential cloud on the mobile device will grow large.

"Mobile cloud should be adopted to develop the VAS in the future. Therefore, access to internet, particularly social media via mobile devices is huge," he told detikINET, Monday (04/09/2012).

Citing research firm Gartner said in 2015 that later connections in the world of mobile data services is expected to grow to 7.4 billion stable connection with a revenue of USD 552 billion.

Gartner also predicted that by 2014 there will be more than 70 billion mobile application download from the app store (app store) every year.

Other institutions, Informa Telecoms & Media said the value of data services and VAS in the world is predicted to reach USD 340 billion.

"Indonesia is one of 15 states that encourage pertumubuhan and VAS data services in the world by 36% until 2014," he said.

While Frost & Sullivan revealed in 2011 and there are 67 million mobile users who connect to the data, and could be 167 million in 2016 in Indonesia.

A total of 109 million is projected will be connected using a smartphone, while 22 million use the tablet.

In 2011, the data connection is initiated by a 3G-based mobile phone by 15% to 20%, and will increase to 25% to 30% in 2012. 2.5 G mobile phone market is still dominated by 62%, while 2G phones continue to show a decline.

In 2015 Frost & Sullivan predicted by the value of digital content businesses reach USD 780 million while the ecosystem enabler of about USD 378 million.

True to explain, the condition was an opportunity for the development of Mobile VAS that had been mistakenly considered to Premium SMS.

"VAS in the era of data instead of SMS Premium. However, developing a VAS in the era of data that there are some obstacles," he explained.

The obstacles are varied operating platform owned devices, memory and storage limitations of the device, and a wide variety of display device capabilities, the ability to support mobile browser, type the availability to connect to the server, and the target market of VAS applications or content.

He suggested, in order to overcome these obstacles mobile cloud should be adopted to develop the VAS in the future.

Mobile Apps cloud is believed to give Native Client on the Device, web-based applications access through the device, and faster Internet access via mobile.

According to him, cloud mobile technology can simplify all of the data from mobile devices to be transferred to the cloud. Next, make sure the same platform, and integrate with the internet and social media to increase market acceptance.

"If it easier to run mobile cloud service and content developers in making VAS products. Whether it's platform, content, and infrastructure. Development VAS will also be faster, cheaper, and the edges are more productive because of increased turnover," he said.

On the end user, the mobile cloud existing practice when referring to Facebook, Dropbox, and others. However, for the platform does not exist because operators have not moved to open Application Programming Interface (API).

"Because it's open API to open access to the back office operator sepertibilling, subs authentication, charging, customer care, and more. Operators still fear security problems security and fraud management," he concluded.


Android Threatened by New Malware

Security researchers have discovered a new malware that threatens the Android operating system. This malware allows hackers to install software without having to seek approval from the user.

According to the Principal Engineer and Mobile Security Specialists Lookout Tim Wyatt, new malware is called Legacy Native or known Lena. He also explained the current Lena attacked only a few users.

"Lena was originally entered disguised as legitimate applications and trying to trick the user to activate the payload. The trick is to take advantage of the Super User feature in the Android operating system that has been rooted, "he explained.

Proclaimed Computing, Friday (04/06/2012) malware threats can only be avoided by very advanced users. However, his new variety known as "gingerbreak", allowing root access on devices that adopt Android Gingerbread and Honeycomb, so it does not depend on the mobility of users.

The good news is, malware that has not appeared in Google's Android Market or Play. So, this is different from previous malware infection like DroidDream. On the other hand, this malware can attack the device when users download applications outside the Android Market or google Play.

Wyatt gives some tips on prevention, so that Android users stay safe:

A. Always be alert to things that are not reasonable, such as telephone bills, SMS, network activation or activity applications that run when the device is locked.

2. Always check the permissions to request an application

3. Just download the application via a trusted source such as Google's Android Market or Play

4. Download security software for your device, to detect any application that is downloaded in order to stay safe.

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5 World's Most Expensive Gadgets

Many gadgets are made luxury version with exorbitant prices. Hardly makes sense that only the wealthy who could afford to have it.

Most of these fancy gadgets are designed by the designers. He was covered with jewels or rare items that make it so exclusive and exceptional high-priced.

Here are 5 gadgets that get the most expensive category in the world, as quoted from Industry Leaders Magazine:

Chopard hours - USD 25 Million

Hard to believe, at the name of the 201-carat Chopard on sale-$ 25 million or in the range of Rp 229 billion. No doubt, this is the hour at the most expensive in the world.

What makes the exorbitant price of diamond jewelry is so much embedded as a decoration at this hour. On it there are three rather large diamond-shaped heart. And around the body is still a lot of smaller diamonds.

iPad 2-Gold History - USD 8.1 Million

Designed by British designer, Stuart Hughes, iPad 2 is clearly not the same as regular appearances with iPad 2 sold in the market. The price alone reached $ 8.1 million or in the range of USD 74 billion.

The back of the iPad 2 is coated with 24 carat gold weighing 2 pounds. Then the front frame made of Ammolite, 75 million year old rocks. To make it more exclusive, a bone Tyranosaurus Rex 65 million years old are also embedded in the stone. Coupled with a 8.5 carat diamond attach in the home.

Diamond Rose iPhone4 - USD 8 Million
4 that the iPhone is sold at a price of USD 8 million or around Rp 71 billion. Again the designer is Stuart Hughes who is specialized in designing gadget looks very luxurious.

Phone 4 is sprinkled with more than 500 grains of diamond. Then there are two rather large diamond in the home, both are worth USD 6.4 million. While the Apple logo on the back of the phone is decorated with a 53 point diamond.

PrestigeHD Supreme Rose-USD 2.3 Million
PrestigeHD Supreme Rose Edition is a high definition television at a price out of the ordinary. With a tag of USD 2.3 million or in the range of USD 21 billion, only the very wealthy who can afford or intend to have it.

Television is also designed Stuart Hughes is the outer frame is made with 28 kilograms of gold. There is also coated with diamond. While the frame is made with alligator leather.

Laptop Luvaglio $ 1 Million
This Luvaglio laptop portable computer seems to be the most expensive in the world today. It costs about $ 1 million or if dirupiahkan equivalent to Rp 9 billion.

Laptop made this British company has a 17 inch wide screen. Specification is actually normal, not quite stand out compared to middle-class laptop sold today. Which makes it expensive is the laptop is made by hand and decorated with rare diamonds in the body.

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