Sometimes, nature likes to throw a spanner in the works, and despite all of the technological achievements that we have made so far, any one of them would still pale in comparison to the kind of fury that nature can kick up. Having said that, there are certain quarters who claim that the Moto X as well as Moto G orders of theirs have not yet shipped or are delayed, not to mention the Moto Maker website pointing to a shipping time of 13 days. Is there a very good reason for this seemingly unprecedented delay? Motorola has been approached about this matter, and apparently, the blame lies solely due to Winter Storm Dion that has caused more than its fair share of trouble in Texas.
It seems that Motorola’s manufacturing/shipping facility happens to be located in Fort Worth, Texas, which fell under the tempest of Winter Storm Dion over the weekend. Motorola mentioned this about the storm, “Unfortunately a winter storm is causing hazardous conditions in Fort Worth, where our factory is located. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our team members, as well as providing the highest level of service to our customers. We are taking steps to make up any lost time, but we anticipate some delays.”
It would have been nice to see Motorola update their customers ASAP once the storm hit and they made such a decision though.
I am quite sure that some of us grew up thinking that having the ability to see through walls, basically Superman’s X-ray vision, would be the best superpower ever, without realizing that you would be far better off being a telepath, knowing everyone’s thoughts so that you can plan your next move in any corporate takeover. Well, MIT has developed not a biological solution, but a technological one, with their new 3D motion-tracking system which is capable of seeing you even if you are behind a window. The device itself will not be as intrusive as the Microsoft Kinect in the sense where there is no need for a camera, and neither do you need to wear any other pieces of technology.
In fact, this 3D motion-tracking system will solely rely on a wireless network, not to mention your genetic make up that allows you to bounce back all of the radio waves sent in your direction. The radio signals are relatively weak though, where it is tipped to be around 1,000 times less powerful compared to that of a regular smartphone, and 100x less than a standard Wi-Fi network, reflecting off your body and read by a trio of transceivers so that your final location is determined. [Project Page]