Dec 212014
 

A video footage shows the incredible moment when a car full of robbers was struck by lightning in St. Petersburg, Russia. Nobody survived the strike and now people believe it was a divine punishment (scroll for video)

What happened in Saint Petersburg is stunning as a getaway vehicle several thieves were sitting in, was hit by lightning and the strike emerged shortly after the individuals had just robbed a church. The video images captured by a dashboard camera are downright incredible!

Thieves car explodes after lightning hits (Youtube Capture: World News TV)

Thieves car explodes after lightning hits (Youtube Capture: World News TV)

“A gang of masked robbers looted a church in Saint Petersburg before being chased at high speed by police on Tuesday. The pursuit was unexpectedly interrupted, when a bolt of lightning demolished instantly robbers’ car killing all the passengers inside. The footage, which was filmed by the dashboard camera of vehicle running behind, shows the moment when thieves car gets suddenly shattered in a tremendous explosion. Russian police said that also another vehicle was damaged after colliding with scattered debris from the ruined runaway car”.

It is a divine punishment, said superstitious Russians who were spitting and making the cross sight after seeing the movie with the car getting hit by the bolt.

According to experts, the likelihood of someone being killed by lightning is one in 300,000.

Video: Lightning bolt hits car and kills church robbers in St Petersburg

Dec 212014
 

Traian Basescu ended officially his presidency term on Sunday 21 December when he handed over the presidential mandate to the next head of state, Klaus Johannis.

To honor his first day of “freedom” after 10 years at Cotroceni Palace, Basescu went to a pub in Herăstrău, Bucharest, where he celebrated alongside his wife Maria Basescu and other important guests including members of the People’s Movement Party (PMP).

Of course, Elena Udrea could not miss the big celebratory event. Dressed in a red dress, the fashionable PMP leader made show and proved her musical talent by climbing up the stage and performing a song in honor of the former Romanian President.

According to local media, Udrea prepared herself very well for this event as she had previously rehearsed the song in a television studio. Many voices claim that the stage performance was in fact Udrea’s Christmas gift for Basescu.

Video: Elena Udrea Basescu sings a song for Traian Basescu at Herastrau terrace

Dec 212014
 

BlackBerry seem to show a comeback on the mobile market as it is reportedly collaborating with plane maker Boeing to create the most secure smartphone in the world.

Boeing’s phone had been making the headlines of the mass media two years ago. One of device’s features was the outstanding ability for self-destruction in situations that would threat its integrity.

Boeing Black

Boeing Black, a highly secured mobile device (pic: boeing.com)

However, after a period of silence, now BlackBerry bring up the news about a high security specs smartphone as they work together with Boeing to resume their project that had begun a couple of years ago.

The smartphone, dubbed Boeing Black, is rumored to encrypt outgoing calls and that fact makes it suitable for government agencies and all those who value the high level security.

The Canada-based company uses platform BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12 to allow its customers worldwide to secure their devices regardless of operating system used. The Android phones might also benefit from the security technology from BlackBerry.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced recently the collaboration between his company and Boeing, but did not deliver significant details about it.

The Canadian phone manufacturer even initiated also a partnership with electronics giant Samsung, that aims at integrating BES 12 with Knox technology of the South Korean company.

Nevertheless, Boeing Black appears to be a project that will keep media attention for the upcoming period. It remains to see if this time ends up in success or just another failure.

Boeing Black Key Features:
Android™ Operating System: Convenient smartphone for Android usage
Disk Encryption: Encrypted storage for sensitive data
Hardware Root of Trust: Ensures software authenticity
Hardware Crypto Engine: Protects stored and transmitted data
Embedded Secure Components: Enables trusted operations
Trusted Platform Modules: Provides secure key storage
Secure Boot: Maintains device image integrity
Hardware Modularity: Endless modularity capabilities

Video: Smartphone Boeing Black, a secure mobile device

Dec 202014
 

Huawei has attracted media attention for some time because of the endless info leaks about Honor 6 Plus model. After 6 Plus was officially launched, everyone expected the situation to calm down somehow.

But it was not meant to be, because a new information leakage from Huawei appeared on the headlines today. This time the star is a smartphone from Ascend range, which many suspect it may be named Huawei Ascend GX1.

Huawei Ascend GX1

Huawei to release a new model of its Ascend lineup: GX1 (pic: wikimedia commons)

Currently, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is considered the high class model of the company and it is expected that this new gadget to be ranked under Mate 7. But Gizmo China obtained some exclusive GX1 pictures from one of the Huawei’s employees and it looks like the upcoming gadget has similarities with model Mate 7.

In terms of size, GX1 seems to have a 6-inch screen like Mate 7, but is a little larger (especially longer) in overall size. It appears also a little thicker, although the phone will have a smaller battery of 3,500 mAh. Ascend Mate 7 features a larger and stronger battery of 4100 mAh, but its thickness remained locked at 7.9mm.

The brand name of this new Huawei device is located on top of the phone, compared to Mate 7 which has the logo at the bottom of the screen.

Huawei Ascend GX1 is expected to have digital on-screen buttons and operate Android 5.0 Lollipop. Regarding the design, Ascend GX1 is a little different since it has rounded corners and thicker edges in comparison to Ascend Mate 7.
Credit photo: By Bboy1990 [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Dec 202014
 

Lenovo is currently working on a smartphone that promises to beat all records in terms of battery lifetime. The 4000 mAh battery of an outstanding model codenamed P70t would reportedly stand no less than 46 days between two successive charges. At least that say people from Gizmo China whose sources revealed some of the secrets [READ MORE…]

Dec 202014
 
6.1 magnitude EARTHQUAKE hits near Fukushima

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale struck the Japanese island of Honshu on Saturday, shaking the decommissioned nuclear power plant of Fukushima. According to media reports, the tremor emerged at a depth of 15 km, and had an seismic intensity of 6.1 on the Richter magnitude scale. The quake occurred [READ MORE…]

Dec 202014
 

Music star Justin Bieber was left without 3.5 million followers after Instagram decided to clean its website of all spam and deadweight these days. Bogus accounts amounted to about 15% of Bieber’s overall Instagram followers. Instagram started the hunt for spam in a so-called “Instagram Rapture” operation that aimed at deleting millions of fake accounts. [READ MORE…]

Dec 192014
 

American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most successful athlete in the history of the Olympic Games, received a one-year suspended jail sentence on Friday for DUI and speeding. A Maryland District Court, chaired by Judge Nathan Braverman, ordered Phelps to follow a rehab program as well. In addition, Michael Phelps will be subjected also to a [READ MORE…]

Dec 182014
 
Romanian Parliament Palace pictured from satellite. European Space Agency unveils photo showing building's millimeter displacement

European Space Agency has released a picture that features the tiny displacements of the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest and its nearby buildings, Romanian Space Agency announced in a statement for local media. The data come from observations made ​​over the period 2011-2014. The blue dots in the image indicate areas that rise, while [READ MORE…]

Dec 182014
 
Winston Churchill painting sold for 2.2 million Euro

A painting of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, was auctioned for 1.8 million pounds (2.2 million Euros). The artwork entitled “The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell” helped Churchill fight storms, combat depression and overcome most difficult episodes in politics,” had explained previously one of his daughters. Auction house Sotheby’s says that “this is a record [READ MORE…]