When it comes to architecture, Dubai is on another level. We already have the world’s tallest building from Dubai, but if you thought that was enough, you were wrong. A rotating tower that has been under construction since 2008 is almost done, with only three years to go.
The Dynamic Tower Hotel will be the first rotating skyscraper ever, with 80 stories and units built on separate floors to enable them rotate separately. It will also be self powered through turbines (79 turbines in each floor) and solar panels hence there won’t be dependence on any external power service provider.
The building units will be using a voice-command activated system that will see residents do the controlling at their own pleasure. The tower was proposed by an Israeli-Italian architect David Fisher.
And guess how much it will cost, a whooping £355million!
Last year so many cases of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones catching fire and exploding reported. The phones were immediately scrubbed off the market and though the manufacturers have not released their findings yet, there might be some good news.
A lithium-ion battery containing a fire-extinguishing material has been designed. The material is released when the battery gets too hot. Flame retardant triphenyl phosphate (TPP) is embedded in a shell within the Lithium battery and when the battery gets too hot, the shell melts releasing it. This was done by the Stanford University research team which also carried tests and found out that the fires were extinguished in 0.4 seconds.
More than 32 people have reportedly died after an airplane they were traveling in hit a village in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The cargo-carrying Boeing 747 was traveling from Hong Kong to Turkey when the tragedy happened, about 1.2 miles away from the airport.
Our condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in the tragic incident involving an ACT Airlines aircraft in Kyrgyzstan.
A video just surfaced of a fully, gold plated Lamborghini being offloaded from a Kenya Airways cargo plane.The Lamborghini has a customized plate belonging to one Katsha D. A gold plated Lambo would go for as high as US $7.5 Million, that’s equivalent to over 750 000 000 Million!
Some of these things you just have to see to believe. We won’t waste your time. Go ahead, see…
It’s believed that the Lambo belongs to a Ugandan “tycoon” who resides in SA. The tycoon goes by the name of Katsha D’Bank (clearly an alias).
This might be a fourth Lamborghini addition to his collection which also comprises of a Bentley, Mercedes Benz Cross Country alongside more rides. It was reported in Ugandan media early this July that he had purchased another gold plated Lambo.
Over time, we’ve gotten used to seeing expensive super cars on our roads and go gaga all over them, only later to find out that they are just passing by, headed to other destinations. Mombasa being the busy port it is, these babies are often not meant for Rwanda or some other country as was the case with the Bugatti spotted last December.
It is hard to fathom a Kenyan dishing out Sh225 Million for a car, not inclusive of taxes. After KRA are done with it, you’ll be coughing up a little over Sh400 Million . Phew!
But it’s all worth it, what with a top speed of 410 and an acceleration rate of 100Km in 2.6 seconds, it’s everything you ever wanted in a motti.
The big question, however, remains- will we be seeing this beast on our roads?
If you have a phone that operates on Android, be afraid. Be very afraid. There’s a new virus out there called ‘Stagefright’ that could make your Android mobile device vulnerable to attack!
From now on, you should think twice before giving away your cell phone number—especially if you happen to own a phone that runs on Google’s Android operating system.
That’s the only thing a hacker needs to compromise a handset.
A mobile security researcher has uncovered a flaw that leaves as many as 95% of Android devices—that’s 950 million gadgets—exposed to attack. The computer bug, nicknamed “Stagefright” after a vulnerable media library in the operating system’s open source code, may be one of the worst Android security holes discovered to date. It affects Android versions 2.2 and on.
Should a hacker learn someone’s cell phone number, all it takes is for that person to send a malware-laced Stagefright multimedia message to an affected phone in order to steal its data and photos or to hijack its microphone and camera, among other nefarious actions. Worse yet, a user might have no idea that his or her device has been compromised.
It was quite the scene at KU, where Obama is slated to give a public lecture, when five US millitary choppers landed at the amphitheater for a 10 minute security drill.
The Marine One is the jet that is used to take the US president around visiting countries as an alternative to his limo commonly known as ‘The Beast’. It was escorted by four V22 Ospreys which are capable of vertical take offs and forwad flight.
Some crazy motis have been spotted at JKIA. Rumour has it, at least on Whatsapp, that it’s the POTUS security team checking in. It’s all speculation, though. The motis with mysterious number plates could belong to some rich blighter who has security issues or could still be secret service. Secret, after all, is the operative word.