João Pedro Leite

31 Flips | 1 Magazine | 4 Likes | 6 Following | 9 Followers | @jpleite | João Pedro (JP for the team) has 11 years of experience in Projects Management and Business Development in the GIS, Mobile, GPS, LBS and Online Services markets, developing and deploying Applications and Services worldwide.

The most extreme RVs and campers of 2018

“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades

A recording salvaged from three miles deep tells the story of the doomed “El Faro,” a cargo ship engulfed by a hurricane.<p>I. “The Clock Is Ticking”<p>In the darkness before dawn on Thursday, October 1, 2015, an American merchant captain named Michael Davidson sailed a 790-foot U.S.-flagged cargo ship,</i> …

15 Secretly Hidden Features of Mac You Probably Won’t Know If You Miss This

Mac OS X has several amazing features that are hidden from the user. If you have been using Mac for a couple of years then, we are sure you would …

Operating Systems

A Google engineer invented a smart mirror that tells you the news while you admire your looks

If you’re one of the few people who remembers the middling 2000 science fiction film <i>The 6th Day</i>, you may recall that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character uses a mirror that wishes him a happy birthday and tells him his schedule for the day. That was probably the coolest thing about the movie.<p>And now …

CES

The world’s biggest luxury company isn’t worried about China

Dom Pérignon, Christian Dior, Bulgari, TAG Heuer, De Beers, and Louis Vuitton—the most valuable luxury-goods brand in the world—all live under a single banner: LVMH. This French luxury company owns a whopping 70 brands, several among the world’s most prestigious. No wonder, then, that it’s …

Louis Vuitton

Alphabet’s ‘Moonshots’ Lost $3.6 Billion in 2015, and That’s Perfectly Fine

As long as Alphabet’s core advertising products keep making money, its moonshots are under no pressure to become viable businesses.<p>The pie-in-the-sky "moonshots" of Google parent company Alphabet like self-driving cars and hot air balloons that beam internet access down to earth? They're total …

​How Uber Profits Even While Its Drivers Aren't Earning Money

Drivers say the data they generate for Uber—even when they don't have passengers—contain value that they're not being compensated for<p>"If I'm doing something useful for the company, I should be paid for that time," Mark says to me as he drives me over the Brooklyn Bridge. "That's what work is, …

Flying Home on Lufthansa? Make Sure You Packed Clean Laundry.

<i>This article originally appeared in Business Insider.</i><p>I’ve learned the hard way—much to my mother’s delight—that not washing dirty laundry for three …

Apple's iOS Has Once Again Decimated Android When It Comes To Data That Matters

Adobe, which is tracking online shopping, reports the following: "iOS users drove four times as much mobile sales revenue as Android users, 79 and 21 percent respectively."<p>IBM's data produced similar findings:<p><b>iOS vs. Android:</b> iOS once again led the way in mobile shopping this holiday season, …

Apps

The 15 Coolest Airline Paint Jobs In the World

As planes crisscross the globe, their exterior graphics not only represent the companies that operate them, but in many instances also serve as visual ambassadors for their respective homelands.<p>A great airline livery gives onlookers a taste of a carrier's values or its culture's ethos in an …

British Airways

Every Airline Should Use This Genius Armrest Design

Some of my favorite uses of technology help solve problems in the physical world. When apparel-makers started selling no-iron shirts, for example, I …

The Visual Microphone

SIGGRAPH 2014<p>The Visual Microphone: Passive Recovery of Sound from Video<p>1<p>Abstract<p>When sound hits an object, it causes small vibrations of the …

Airbus wants to patent a way to guarantee you even less legroom

In an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office, Airbus has sought a patent for an innovation in airplane seating—hinged bike saddles.<p>The European airplane maker filed the application–officially named “Seating device comprising a forward-foldable backrest”—with the USPTO on June 12, 2014. …

Aviation

Which 7 countries hold half the world’s population?

People at a water park in China, which is home to the world’s largest population. Half of the world’s population lives in just seven countries. (VCG …

OK Go - Here It Goes Again

UK follows US in banning uncharged devices from flights — and BA floated even tougher rules

It’s not just the U.S. that wants air passengers to prove their electronic devices aren’t bombs by turning them on – the same now goes in the U.K., …

Microsoft has perfectly predicted this stage of the World Cup and it thinks Brazil is finished

So far in the World Cup knockout stages, Microsoft’s Bing search engine has been perfect in predicting the winners. Since Microsoft added the so-called prediction engine to its Cortana virtual assistant for Windows phones on June 28th, it’s gone 12 for 12, as chronicled by an ebullient series of …

Costa Rica

The 747 is going extinct

With its cockpit and second story bulging from the top of its ample body, the Boeing 747 is one of the most recognizable airplanes in the world. Introduced in 1969, it is a symbol of the jet age, and elicits romantic notions of long-haul travel.<p>But the 747—<i>the</i> original jumbo jet—is dying.<p>Airlines …

Aviation

Google Street View - Allure of the Seas

Royal Caribbean uses technology such as cookies on our site, most of which do not contain data that can be linked to you. Slide below and choose your …

How the Tour de France stays online over three weeks, 21 stages, and 3,664 km

On Monday, July 7, the street leading up to the Queen’s residence in London turned into a little piece of France. Gendarmes roamed the streets; advertisements for Carrefour, a supermarket chain with no presence in Britain, lined the pavements; trucks full of technicians shouted at each other in …

Mobile advertising will finally get the spending it deserves—in 2018

The mobile advertising market has grown rapidly over the years, but it’s still a sliver of overall ad spending—5.7% of the $171 billion total ad market in the US last year, according to eMarketer. This despite the fact that Americans spend an ever-growing amount of time on their phones—about 19% of …

Advertising

Why Apple just hired a Swiss-watch salesman

Last year, Apple poached Angela Ahrendts, the CEO of Burberry, a British purveyor of luxury-goods. Today, Apple added a senior sales director from Tag Heuer, a Swiss purveyor of luxury watches, CNBC reports, citing Jean-Claude Biver, the head of watch brands at LVMH, a company that owns lots of …

TAG Heuer

Mitsubishi wants to make the controls of your car work like Google search

“Ultra-easy” is how Mitsubishi describes the prototype control system it is developing for cars. Taking a lead from data-driven software companies such as Google that use algorithms to predict what you might be searching for, Mitsubishi’s idea is to strip away unnecessary knobs and dials. Instead, …

Google Search

Watch how eerily Microsoft’s smart home of 1999 predicts our lives today

[/embed]<p>Today, Microsoft is playing catch-up on trends from the shift to mobile to the cloud. But for decades it was pretty universally acknowledged as a global leader in technology. And indeed, the 1999 video above (originally highlighted by Gizmodo), where Microsoft lays out the company’s vision …

Streaming

5 Tips for Taking Better Fireworks Photos with iPhone

Heading out to watch a fireworks show (it is the 4th of July you know) and plan to use your iPhone as your primary camera? Be sure to use these five …

Enable a Recall Email Feature in Gmail to Undo Sending Erroneous Messages

If you’ve ever sent an email that you immediately realized wasn’t complete, contained errors, or, even worse, was to the wrong person, you know that …

Security order bans uncharged devices from some US-bound flights

International air travelers heading to the U.S. now face another potential headache in security lines: they may not be able to board their plane …

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Android Wear teardown: These watches are made for tinkering

The two Android Wear(s goog) smartwatches, the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live, are finally shipping to early adopters, and the iFixit crew has …