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Ms Dynamite & Shy FX – Cloud 9 (MistaJam BBC 1xtra)

Ms Dynamite & Shy FX – Cloud 9 (MistaJam BBC 1xtra)


Jetpack Gets Permit To Begin Test Flights

Jetpack Gets Permit To Begin Test Flights


A jetpack prototype developed in New Zealand can undergo manned test flights after aviation authorities gave its developers a flying permit.

The chief executive of Martin Aircraft said the certification was a significant milestone in the development of the jetpack, which the company hopes to start selling next year.

“For us it’s a very important step because it moves it out of what I call a dream into something which I believe we’re now in a position to commercialise and take forward very quickly,” Peter Coker said.

Inventor Glenn Martin began working on the jetpack in his Christchurch garage more than 30 years ago, inspired by childhood television shows such as Thunderbirds and Lost in Space.

He aimed to create a jetpack suitable for everyday use by ordinary people with no specialist pilot training..

The company is preparing a specialised version of the jetpack designed for the military and first-responder emergency crews such as firefighters. That should be ready for delivery by mid-2014, it says.

A simpler model aimed at the general public is expected to be on the market in 2015.

The price of your own personal flying machine is estimated at $150,000-250,000 (£97,000 to £160,000), although Mr Coker said the cost was likely to come down over time.

Source :  Sky News

Contributed by Nabila for London Hott Radio

J Spades ft. Waka Flocka – 3000 [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]

J Spades ft. Waka Flocka – 3000 [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]


City of London calls halt to smartphone tracking bins

City of London calls halt to smartphone tracking bins


The City of London Corporation has asked a company to stop using recycling bins to track the smartphones of passers-by.

Renew London had fitted devices into 12 “pods”, which feature LCD advertising screens, to collect footfall data by logging nearby phones.

Chief executive Kaveh Memari said the company had “stopped all trials in the meantime”.

The corporation has taken the issue to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

The action follows concerns raised by privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch, after details of the technology used in the bins emerged in the online magazine Quartz.

Mr Memari told the BBC that the devices had only recorded “extremely limited, encrypted, aggregated and anonymised data” and that the current technology was just being used to monitor local footfall, in a similar way as a web page monitors traffic.

He added that more capabilities could be developed in the future, but that the public would be made aware of any changes.

The bins, which are located in the Cheap side area of central London, log the media access control (MAC) address of individual smartphones – a unique identification code carried by all devices that can connect to a network.

A spokesman for the City of London Corporation said: “Irrespective of what’s technically possible, anything that happens like this on the streets needs to be done carefully, with the backing of an informed public.”

Legal ‘grey area’

Mr Memari insisted that the bins were just “glorified people-counters in the street” and that his company held no personal information about the smartphone owners.

While the collection of anonymous data through MAC addresses is legal in the UK, the practice has been described as a “grey area”.

The UK and the EU have strict laws about mining personal data using cookies, which involves effectively installing a small monitoring device on people’s phones or computers, but the process of tracking MAC codes leaves no trace on individuals’ handsets.

Websites or companies wanting to use cookies to tracks users’ habits have to ask for permission. By monitoring MAC addresses, which just keeps a log of each time a wi-fi enabled device connects to another device, they can work around this requirement.

Presence Orb, the company that provides the tracking technology to Renew London, calls its service “a cookie for the real world”.

‘Data and revenue’

Nick Pickles, director of Big Brother Watch, said: “I am pleased the City of London has called a halt to this scheme, but questions need to be asked about how such a blatant attack on people’s privacy was able to occur in the first place.

“Systems like this highlight how technology has made tracking us much easier, and in the rush to generate data and revenue there is not enough of a deterrent for people to stop and ensure that people are asked to give their consent before any data is collected.”

Reacting to the City of London Corporation’s call, an Information Commissioner’s Office spokesperson said: “Any technology that involves the processing of personal information must comply with the Data Protection Act.

“We are aware of the concerns being raised over the use of these bins and will be making inquiries to establish what action, if any, is required.”

By Joe Miller

BBC News

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Delhi based Indian Movie Naari Chakra hits London screens

Delhi based Indian Movie Naari Chakra hits London screens


Naari Chakra hits London screens.

Naari Chakra, a movie on the harsh realities of forced prostitution and gang life in Delhi, was shown in London for the first time since an exclusive screening in Rajpura earlier this month.

The film had definitely fulfilled its primary role: to inform. Although the atmosphere post-viewing was intense, the viewers were excited about the potential for the movie to create public awareness and raise the issue of assaults on women in India. In later interviews it was described as “different to the normal glossy Indian movies, but it had a storyline that captured you”. Others agreed saying that “it showed you the true image of Delhi” and “the movie kept you hooked- you hear about the stories but seeing it makes it real.”

The storyline reveals the severity of the situation in the sub-continent. The down to earth and gritty scenes help to shed light on the fact that our protagonist Sandhya could be any ordinary girl: kidnapped and forced into a vicious cycle of torture and cruelty by people they trust.

Naari Chakra needs more attention by the general public as it’s not afraid to talk about the ordeals that society puts women through, even after they escape from an abusive life. Although we’re geographically so far from the location of this particular issue, it is closer to home than we realise.

In recent weeks the public has been made aware of stories such as the grooming ring in Oxford where 5 men have been arrested and charged for grooming and sexual abuse of girls as young as 12. Although stories like this are uncommon in British media, rape and prostitution in Delhi is common knowledge and a part of everyday life.

Another screening is scheduled for Sunday the 28th of July, “behind the scenes of real life, it really captures you, go out there and watch it.” I can guarantee you will be shocked at the unforgiving nature of underground Delhi.

Writer : Nabila (Assistant Editor for Bombay Hott Radio / London Hott Radio)


DAY 2 – Wireless Festival in London (Pics)

DAY 2 – Wireless Festival in London (Pics)


Today Wireless had these artists rock London – JAY ZEmeli SandéRita OraKendrick LamarMiguelMacklemore & Ryan LewisDJ Fresh LiveEarth, Wind & FireCALVIN HARRISSpecial GuestFlux PavilionZeddIggy AzaleaNaughty BoyDevlinTaboo


DAY 1 – Wireless Festival in London (Pics)

DAY 1 – Wireless Festival in London (Pics)









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Channel 4 to air Islamic call to prayer during month of Ramadan

Channel 4 to air Islamic call to prayer during month of Ramadan


Channel 4 to air Islamic call to prayer during month of Ramadan

Written by Nabila ( Editor Bombay Hott Radio / London Hott Radio)

Criticism follows the announcement that the television channel will stop shows (for 3 minutes at sunrise and 20 seconds for the rest of the day) to air the call, 5 times a day from the morning of the 9th of July for 30 days. But is the decision just going to provoke those in the public who associate Islam with terrorism?

Analysis of this decision comes down to two points; either the channel has decided that the 2.8 million British Muslims deserve the attention they are getting for this religious month and to urge the rest of the population  to recognise its importance. Or it’s one big publicity stunt. Either way they’ve got the attention of the UKIP leader who says this act will only inflame tensions after the killing of soldier Lee Rigby by so-called terrorists.

Thanks to modern day technology, the vast majority of the population own Sky, Virgin and other cable, so we Muslims already have a choice of plenty of TV channels to tune into for prayer times. So will we even watch channel 4 for the azaan? Probably once out of curiosity and then probably not. Anila Baig, a Muslim writer for the Sun claimed that “channel 4 doesn’t worship Islam, it worships controversy.”  The broadcaster has a reputation for causing a stir; in 2008 they invited the Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to deliver a counter message to the Queen’s annual speech.

3 minutes of azaan won’t harm anyone, and indeed in Muslim countries such as Pakistan and Morocco allow church bells so arguably channel 4 should be allowed to do what they want.  However after the events such as the Woolwich murder and the 7/7 bombings, we should be careful not to the fuel the hatred of those who fear Islam such as the EDL and give the likes of Anjem Choudary ammunition for further extremist ramblings.

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