Ring Around the Galaxy | Tech Talk Today 143

Ring Around the Galaxy | Tech Talk Today 143

We avoid the tech news drudge today & focus in on just a few stories of note. Then look at our Kickstarter of the week!

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Google Launches Cloud Storage Nearline, A Low-Cost Storage Service For Cold Data

With Google Cloud Storage Nearline, businesses can store the data they or their customers don’t frequently need to access (think backups, log files or older photos), for $0.01 per gigabyte at rest.

Apple Gets Sweet Deals From Mall Operators

Apple draws so many shoppers that its stores single-handedly lift sales by 10% at the malls in which they operate, according to Green Street Advisors, a real-estate research firm. That gives Apple the clout to negotiate extremely low rents for itself relative to its sales, while creating upward pressure on prices paid by mall neighbors who might not benefit from the traffic.

The Milky Way May Be 50 Percent Bigger Than Previously Thought

A ring-like filament of stars wrapping around the Milky Way may actually belong to the galaxy itself, rippling above and below the relatively flat galactic plane. If so, that would expand the size of the known galaxy by 50 percent and raise intriguing questions about what caused the waves of stars. Scientists used data collected by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to reanalyze the brightness and distance of stars at the edge of the galaxy. They found that the fringe of the disk is puckered into ridges and grooves of stars, like corrugated cardboard. “It looks to me like maybe these patterns are following the spiral structure of the Milky Way, so they may be related,” said astronomer Heidi Newberg.

Tire pressure monitor caps 26 PSI – 165 PSI for all vehicles by Quick Pressure LLC — Kickstarter

Hi Everyone, Quick Pressure ( USA assembles and tested products ) are in production, we have 25,000 units and we have all the machines up and running. The money we are trying to raise is for sales and marketing. This is the two hardest things to do in a company. Designing, building tooling and building the machines are quite easy compared to the marketing and sales. This is why I need your help. The trucking and emergency vehicles are our top priority. Most new cars have on-board computers that tell if your tire is low, however in the vehicles we are targeting, don’t have tire monitors or the cost for on-board computer monitors are so high most fleets will not spend the money and that is why you see so many shredded tires on the road. Our product PSI is preset by the factory, if your vehicle requires 65 PSI, that is what you would order. I want to help anyone and ourselves from low pressure tires that cause most accidents. Would you please join me in helping this cause.

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