Moleskine x Livescribe

first_img The Top 5 Best Note-Taking Apps Editors’ Recommendations Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men How to Thrift Like a Pro: Tips for Making the Most of Secondhand Style Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made The Best Wireless Charging Pads and Stands, No Strings Attached The digital age. It’s upon us, which is bad news for the written word… sort of. Think of all those notes you took in school that you’re going to need one day (yeah, right). Hand written notes have to either be archived or you might spend a week or two searching for your scribbling’s. What if you could archive them digitally though? Well, Moleskine – the ultimate notebook – might have the right tool for you.Moleskine and Livescribe (the only smart pen on the market that syncs handwritten notes with recorded audio) are partnering up to help all you writers out there get your notes and such onto your mobile devices and computers.Introducing the Livescribe Notebook by Moleskine. All you have to do is tap on a handwritten sentence with your Livescribe pen, which listens to the words that were spoken at the time the sentence was being written.Livescribe smartpens store records of written text (or sketches for all you rebellious students out there) in the body of the pen. The pen actually has a tiny camera in the barrel which records lines of ink and then uploads them to a mobile device, or the cloud. Although, considering the recent news, we’re not sure we really want to store anything in a cloud right now – maybe we’ll just stick to an external hard drive. Regardless, this awesome little device also records time stamped audio taken from when the sentence was created.Iconic design combined with innovative technology equals futuristic note taking. This makes us wish we were back in class writing long essays by hand (not really though).Pick up your Livescribe Notebook, as well as other great Moleskine products at the company’s website.last_img read more

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Keystone XL pipeline vulnerable to coordinated bomb attacks says former US Navy

Attackers could damage remote pump stations along the pipeline’s route in the northern Great Plains with just 4 pounds (1.8 kg) of readily available 1960s-era explosives, Cooper said in the report.Under Cooper’s most likely scenario, coordinated bomb attacks could cause a spill of 68,095 barrels of oil that would be difficult to clean up from rivers and aquifers.I was not approached, questioned or even noticed at any point“A coordinated attack at several critical points would not only wreak havoc … it would likely overwhelm the existing engineering capability needed to clean it up,” Cooper said in the report, some of which was redacted for public readership.Cooper, who looked at details of the pipeline available on the Internet and walked the length of another TransCanada oil pipeline called Keystone 1, said he was able to freely approach a pump station on the line for 15 minutes while snapping photos.“I was not approached, questioned or even noticed at any point,” he said in the report.The report was the latest move by Steyer, a San Francisco-based hedge fund investor and climate change activist, to fight TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline, which critics say would increase emissions linked to climate change.Supporters of Keystone, which would link Canada’s vast oil sands with refineries in Texas, say it would bolster North American energy security and provide thousands of jobs.Earlier this year, Steyer pledged to spend $100 million to back pro-environment candidates in congressional campaigns ahead of the Nov. 4 U.S. elections.The State Department has delayed a decision on Keystone XL, pending a legal matter in Nebraska that may not be resolved for several months. WASHINGTON — A member of U.S. special operations forces who worked on the project to kill Osama bin Laden is now working on the project to kill the Keystone XL pipeline.[np_storybar title=”U.S. politics to blame for Keystone pipeline delays, Gary Doer fires at critics” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2014/05/22/u-s-politics-to-blame-for-keystone-pipeline-delays-gary-doer-fires-at-critics/?__lsa=67ca-4505″%5DThe Keystone XL debacle with the United States has drawn plenty of second guessing of late that it’s all Canada’s fault — governments pushing too hard on behalf of the oil industry for approval in the U.S. and doing too little to ingratiate themselves to Barack Obama by getting tough on greenhouse emissions from the sector. The man on the front lines of campaign, Canadian ambassador to the United States Gary Doer, couldn’t disagree more. Keep reading. [/np_storybar]Dave Cooper is a former member of the Navy SEALs squad, known informally as SEAL Team Six, who supervised and helped train the soldiers who killed bin Laden in 2011.The now-retired military man was hired by opponents of Keystone XL to conduct a threat assessment against the possible pipeline.The group that commissioned his report, NextGen Climate, is headed by anti-pipeline billionaire Tom Steyer.Cooper says he wasn’t paid much for the project, joking that it wasn’t until they agreed on his fee that he learned Steyer was a billionaire.Cooper’s 13-page report, released Wednesday, says given the project’s size and visibility, Keystone XL would be a prime terrorist target and difficult to protect.Getty Images read more

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