Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Google's Project Fi

Official Google Blog: Say hi to Fi: A new way to say hello
Project Fi

Google unveils Fi, new wireless service

Google's Project Fi sounds cool, but will it work?
"Through partnerships with T-Mobile and Sprint, Google via Project Fi becomes what is known in the wireless industry as an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator).

The basic Project Fi plan costs $20 a month, which buys unlimited talk, text, Wi-Fi tethering and international coverage in more than 120 countries. On top of that, consumers fork over $10 for each gigabyte of data that is used. But as Google explains, if you paid $30 for 3GB monthly but only use, say, 1.4GB of that data in a given month, the company will refund $16.

At the outset, Project Fi will work only with a single handset, the fine Motorola-made Nexus 6 phone that starts at $649."

WebGL 3D Earth Day :)

thematic mapping blog: Creating a WebGL Earth with three.js

You can rotate this Earth in any direction. Brilliant!
And this is all JavaScript + web browser's API.

It is using high quality 4K images of the Earth.

2_no_clouds_4k.jpg (4096×2048)

Earth Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia