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  • Nike, Huge IP Proponent, Blatantly Infringes Shawne Merriman's Trademark

    Timothy Geigner
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Let's lay out a couple of things we know. First, trademark is one of the better IP laws out there, ostensibly designed to limit customer confusion between brands (though it's still open to significant abuse). We also know that Nike, maker of all things apparel, firmly believes in the strongest of protections against anyone infringing on any of their intellectual property. We also know that Nike firmly believes that limits on copying sure as hell don't apply to Nike. But I'm not sure we knew just how brazen they could be. Such appears to be the case when Nike decides to just blatantly use…
  • [Video] OrCam Smart-Glasses Offer Visually Impaired Sight

    Deepesh Agarwal
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    It's really very exciting to see technology used in applications which are not some shiny new gadget for entertainment but something life-changing for it's user, while we have been reading a lot about Smart Glass technology which is being projected as being useful in many use-case scenarios like entertainment hub, a augmented-reality interface to the technology around us, medicine and even adult-entertainment. OrCam is the sort of use, everyone would love to get developed specially the ones who are visually impaired. OrCam utilizes the power of today's advanced "Artificial Vision" technology…
  • Toyota Redesigns the Camry for 2015

    Chip Chick
    Chip Chick Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:57 am
    One of the most recognizable cars on the road is going to be a little less recognizable starting this year. The reigning bestselling car in the United States, the Toyota Camry, is getting a design overhaul for the 2015 model. Toyota made the announcement today at the New York Auto Show. The redesign takes the same chassis and builds an entirely new car on top of it, using nearly 2,000 new parts. In fact, looking at exterior and interior, the only direct holdover from the previous Camry is the roof. The result is a slightly longer car with a sharper, more sporty front end. Meanwhile, the…
  • Bright points in sun's atmosphere mark patterns deep in its interior

    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Like a balloon bobbing along in the air while tied to a child's hand, a tracer has been found in the sun's atmosphere to help track the flow of material coursing underneath the sun's surface.
  • SlideShow: Hyundai Veloster Turbo 2014
    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Text and photos by Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla I just picked up the above Vitamin C coloured Hyundai Veloster Turbo 2014. This sleek and well-appointed three-door hatchback sports a 201hp powered by 1.6 Liter turbocharged four cylinder engine, a 6-speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC Manual Shift Mode with Paddle Shifters. A brief test drive earlier today revelaled a sporty but restrained performance, responsive braking system and all the tech you'd need in a car of this class including a multi-functional 7-inch touchscreen that easily interfaces with smartphones, has built in SatNav and iPhone…
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  • Review: Samsung Galaxy S5

    Will Shanklin
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Sometime within the last couple of years, smartphones hit a wall. Make no mistake, they're still improving. But manufacturers are having to try a lot harder to make their phones stand out from the crowd. Can the latest flagship from the world's biggest smartphone-maker rise above the rest? Let Gizmag try to answer, as we review the Samsung Galaxy S5... Continue Reading Review: Samsung Galaxy S5 Section: Mobile Technology Tags: Android, Fingerprint, Heart Rate Monitor, Reviews, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy S5, Smartphones, Water resistant Related Articles: Samsung Galaxy S5 may…
  • Google Camera app simulates lens blur on camera phones

    Loz Blain
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:26 pm
    With the new Google Camera app, you can choose where your photo is focused after you shoot, and then dial in whatever amount of lens blur you like to separate the subject from the background. It's a very clever piece of software that simulates the 'bokeh' effect you get from using an expensive, large-sensor SLR camera and an expensive, wide aperture telephoto lens. .. Continue Reading Google Camera app simulates lens blur on camera phones Section: Digital Cameras Tags: Android, Camera Phone, Cameras, Google Related Articles: Low-cost lens offers lo-fi creativity for Micro Four Thirds cameras…
  • Brooks-Range replaces tent poles with internal cords to save weight

    C.C. Weiss
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Tent poles have to be one of the most hated types of sports equipment in the world. They represent the long, difficult process of setting that huge, overly complex base camp tent up at quarter to midnight. If you're really unlucky, they get twisted and knotted into an unkempt pile or break in the middle of the night. One tent manufacturer has identified an interesting way of eliminating a few of those poles, trading the multi-prong tent pole system for a tent body with integrated elastic cord in a design aimed at saving weight and hassle. .. Continue Reading Brooks-Range replaces tent poles…
  • In pictures: 41st Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2014

    Stephen Clemenger
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Held at the end of March each year, the annual Tokyo Motorcycle show is a "hands on handlebars and bums on saddles" kind of event which, as well as being a world showcase for the latest innovations from local manufacturers, aims to function as a shop window and proving ground for the millions of motorcyclists in Japan. So while Honda's 750cc NM4 Vultus was the star of the show, there were plenty of other new and interesting machines for crowds to get astride and even ride. Here's a look at some of the highlights... Continue Reading In pictures: 41st Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2014 Section:…
  • Kepler discovers most potentially habitable planet yet

    David Szondy
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:15 pm
    The search for extraterrestrial life zeroed in a bit today as NASA announced that its unmanned Kepler Space Telescope detected the most Earth-like planet yet found beyond the Solar System. Named Kepler-186f, the new planet orbits a red dwarf star about 500 light years away from Earth in the constellation of Cygnus, is only 10 percent larger than our planet, and could have liquid water, which is essential for life as we know it... Continue Reading Kepler discovers most potentially habitable planet yet Section: Space Tags: Cygnus, Exoplanet, Habitable zone, Kepler Mission, NASA, Space telescope…
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  • Vanatoo Powered Speakers: Turn Your Home Into a Concert Hall

    Robert Scoble
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Vanatoo brings audiophile quality stero sound into your home with its affordable powered speakers. It allows you to enjoy music the way it is meant to be: full deep bass, clear and articulate mids, and shimmering highs. Gary Gesellchen, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, explains Vanatoo’s positioning in the speaker market and why its speakers are consistently getting 5-star reviews on Amazon.
  • First look at the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus (3-axis gimbaled video quadcopter)

    Robert Scoble
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus (a quadcopter, er, drone) was just announced at NAB but DJI’s director of aerial photography visited us last week to discuss what this new drone does. More is up on this video from DJI and Robert Scoble’s first video off of the drone is at: (after only five flights).
  • Talking Capital Management and Talent Market with Bill Tai

    Robert Scoble
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Veteran investor and partner at Charles River Ventures, Bill Tai is producing the Extreme Tech Challenge that will be offering a great opportunity for new companies with game-changing ideas. Managing to combine the entrepreneurial community, Consumer Electronic Show and Sir Richard Branson, the Extreme Tech Challenge is poised to give valuable resources and visibility to scale a new product in addition to guidance from iconic entrepreneurs. After 10 groups selected to present at CES, the top 3 finalists are chosen and then invited to to Sir Richard Branson’s Nectar Island. There, the…
  • Quip: Beautiful Documents On Any Device

    Robert Scoble
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Bret Taylor, Founder of FriendFeed, former CTO of Facebook and now co-founder and CEO of Quip, talks about the many ways companies are using their collaborative document revision control app. Quip allows you to create documents on any device and be notified instantly once a change happens. It enables teams to work efficiently by collaborating in real time on one document while showing the entire history of changes. By combining instant messaging and document editing, anyone can discuss the changes and ask questions all in a chat thread in real time. What if you currently don’t have…
  • Imergy Power Systems: The Future of Energy Storage

    Robert Scoble
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:55 pm
    How can a battery last forever? As the leading innovator in cost-effective energy storage products, Imergy is stepping in the right direction to make the everlasting battery possible. Imergy utilizes a Vanadium flow battery design, originally thought up at NASA. The popular rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries, used today in most devices, consume its components in a very short time, preventing long term storage, in favor of its small footprint. The Imergy units are typically the size of a refrigerator. Vanadium flow chemistry process allows energy storage and retrieval to be 75% efficient,…
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  • Why Does Facebook Want You To Broadcast Your Location To Your Friends?

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Facebook is trying to get you to share even more information, this time by beaming your location to your friends all the time. The optional feature, called Nearby Friends, is built to help you find people around you. You can tailor the options to prevent specific friends from seeing your location. Nearby Friends alerts you to when friends are in your area, and allows you to share your precise location with them for a set period of time. On the upside, it might inspire some friends to meet up in the real world.  The success (or lack thereof) of place-based social apps like…
  • Taking My Diet To The Next Level

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self. Quantifying your activity and nutrition, as I’ve done for years, can only take you so far. Sometimes gathering the numbers just tells you the same bad news you can see in the mirror. Here it is: After dropping 12 pounds last year, I’ve been stuck around 195 pounds for months. I'm still very active, going on runs with my dog around Telegraph Hill, spiking my heart rate with gym workouts, and trying different training techniques while I continue to test new fitness gadgets and apps. It's…
  • Dropbox Buys Loom For Photo Sharing, HackPad For Collaboration

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    Dropbox is having a busy Thursday. The file sharing giant has acquired Loom, a photo sharing app that offered mobile users up to five gigabytes of free storage. Loom announced the deal on its company blog. Dropbox recently announced an update to its photo sharing capabilities with its Carousel feature, and the Loom team will likely join Carousel as the home for syncing and sharing the ever increasing amounts of photos people take on their devices. Unfortunately, the acquisition means Loom will be shutting down its own service within a month. Loom is not allowing any new signups, and the…
  • Suddenly, Mobile App Install Ads Are Popping Up Everywhere

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    Developers love them, advertisers love them, and companies are raking in cash—all thanks to the little buttons in mobile advertisements that urge you to download an app. See also: How Post-IPO Twitter Could Make Billions Without Alienating Users Twitter is the latest company to introduce these new mobile advertisements. Today the company announced that developers and advertisers can urge mobile Twitter users to download applications through these so-called app install ads, and reach up to one billion mobile devices through the MoPub Marketplace, the advertising startup the company…
  • How To Ensure Your Homebrew OpenVPN Server Isn't Vulnerable To Heartbleed

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
    The Heartbleed bug has made April into a difficult month for Internet users, as we scramble to change our passwords and protect ourselves from the most pervasive security threat in ages.  But if you've set up your own virtual private network (VPN), which gives you a secure channel back to your home network even on insecure public networks, you don’t have to worry, right? Unfortunately, that’s not necessarily true.  See also: Building A Raspberry Pi VPN Part One: How And Why To Build A Server  OpenVPN is an open source service that makes up the backbone of many…
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  • Solar Power Satellites: A Visual Introduction

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Of all the spaceflight concepts NASA has seriously studied, the most enormous of all was the Solar Power Satellite (SPS) fleet of the 1970s. Czech-born physicist/engineer Peter Glaser outlined the concept in a brief article in the esteemed journal Science in November 1968, and was awarded a patent for his invention on Christmas Day 1973. […]
  • X-Men Director Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teenage Boy

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Director Bryan Singer has been accused of sexual abuse of an underage boy in a new civil lawsuit filed just weeks before the release of his next movie X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • CDC: Foodborne Illness in the US Not Getting Better

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:19 pm
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released their annual survey of foodborne illnesses in the United States, and the news is, well, not great. In the words of the press announcement they sent out to announce the data release: “limited progress.” The survey — technically the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, but usually […]
  • College Kids Hack Siri to Unlock Teslas and Heat Up Your House

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:33 pm
    When Apple first introduced Siri three years ago, she amazed the world with her warm voice and her human-like voice response. But the years since her debut have been quietly underwhelming, in large part because Siri isn't able to access the wide range of apps that are available on the iPhone. So a group of University of Pennsylvania developers have hacked Siri with the idea of going it alone and building their own Siri App Store.
  • Heartbleed Bug Sends Bandwidth Costs Skyrocketing

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The exposure of the Heartbleed vulnerability last week had a number of repercussions, one of which was to set off a mad scramble by companies to revoke the SSL certificates for their domains and services and obtain new ones. The total costs of Heartbleed are yet to be calculated, but CloudFlare has come up with […]
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  • Facebook Adds a Feature That Lets People See Your Location — But It’s Optional, Optional, Optional

    Harry McCracken
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    Facebook is announcing a new feature for its iPhone and Android apps called Nearby Friends. If you choose to turn it on, and have friends who do likewise, you’ll get notified when you’re in the same vicinity — so you could discover you’re both at the same movie theater, for instance, or both happen to be attending the same conference. In broad strokes, at least, Nearby Friends is conceptually similar to Highlight and other ambient social-networking apps. The category was hot, very briefly, a couple of years ago — at the time, Facebook bought one such app, Glancee…
  • FarmVille Is Back — and This Time, It’s Portable

    Harry McCracken
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Remember FarmVille? Of course you do. Once upon a time, circa 2010, chances are that you either played it on Facebook or were annoyed by addicted friends seeking your help tending to their crops. It was the Facebook game that made Facebook gaming famous. A lot has happened since then — particularly to Zynga, FarmVille’s creator. The company boomed, went public, paid a lot of money to buy Draw Something developer OMGPOP, saw its stock crater, went through multiple rounds of layoffs and brought in former Xbox chief Don Mattrick to replace founder Mark Pincus as CEO. Although the…
  • Eyefi Cloud Is the Best Wi-Fi Camera Experience Yet

    Harry McCracken
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    You might think that the market for Eyefi cards–the SD cards that have built-in WiFi, providing any camera with wireless networking–would have dwindled away by now. After all, the first cameras that came with Wi-Fi debuted almost a decade ago. But Wi-Fi still only ships as standard equipment on slightly over a third of new models, giving Eyefi a big market to go after. MoreFacebook Adds a Feature That Lets People See Your Location — But It’s Optional, Optional, OptionalFarmVille Is Back — and This Time, It’s PortableMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock…
  • Anki’s Slot Cars for the iPhone Era Get a New Game, New Tracks and New Cars

    Harry McCracken
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Whenever I write about Anki’s Anki Drive — a remarkable plaything that involves tiny robotic cars you control via iPhone — I call them a dazzling modern-era take on the slot-car racing of my youth. MoreFacebook Adds a Feature That Lets People See Your Location — But It’s Optional, Optional, OptionalFarmVille Is Back — and This Time, It’s PortableMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose Huffington PostAmerican Idol Loses Another…
  • 12 Things to Know About Project Ara, Google’s Amazing Modular Phone

    Harry McCracken
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:42 am
    MoreProject Ara: Inside Google’s Bold Gambit to Make Smartphones ModularYes, Smartphones Are Plateauing — and That’s O.K.Phone Makers and Carriers Agree to Add Anti-Theft Kill Switches to SmartphonesWhen Google announced Project Ara last October, its plan to make modular smartphones, it shared some photos and very little else. This week, at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley, the company is digging into the nitty gritty, by hosting the first Project Ara developer conference. It’s showing prototypes in public for the first time and explaining the technology…
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  • Just in time for Easter: The unofficial Muppet Christ Superstar [audio]

    Kate Rinsema
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Looking for something to liven up the Holy Week celebration mix? Christo Graham is here to help with this completely unofficial (but pretty impressive) Muppet take on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar. Looks like poor Gonzo got the short end of the stick again being cast as Judas, but it’s not like no one ever thought getting shot out of a cannon was anything less than he deserved. Full story at Christo Graham via io9. Sacrilegious Muppets.
  • Why is it such a big deal that the Great Lakes still have ice on them?

    Deanne Mayall
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    People in my part of the world are still talking about the ice on the Great Lakes. It’s a long time since we’ve seen so much coverage but this year’s Polar Vortices have taken their toll. There are lots of downsides. Is it all bad? No, there are some benefits and they include: higher water levels than the past few years less need to dredge for shipping channels ships can carry more cargo maintains animal and plant diversity boat clubs have suffered from low water levels and will now be able to re-open or to add new boating slips, creating more revenue possibly lower…
  • 18 pics of middle children doing their thing

    Kate Rinsema
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Oldest children are perfectionists (and a bit psychotic/neurotic), youngest children are charming (and spoiled), so middle children bear the brunt of trying to cut the tension, lighten the mood, or just stay out of range when the punches start to fly. Buzzfeed’s Erin Chack has collected a great set of photos summing up the middle child experience to perfection, so, middle children, here’s to you! “We’re always doing our own thing.” “We always pick the ‘alternative’ hobbies.” “Never getting our fair share.” Full story at…
  • 10 fastest-growing emerging cities

    Deanne Mayall
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Huffington Post has a list of 10 cities in emerging countries that may soon start to challenge some of the world’s top business cities says a new report called Emerging Cities Outlook. Here’s what the consulting firm who put together this study considered: 34 cities were analyzed from both low- and middle-income countries business activity innovation information exchange culturally desirable places to live The top 10 includes: Kuala Lumpur Jakarta Addis Ababa Full story here: Huffington Post. More stories about Business. Photo credit: WikiMedia Commons
  • The North American map of NHL playoff fandom [map]

    Kate Rinsema
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Planning a trip during the NHL playoffs and wondering where it is and is not safe to wear your jersey? Since we always believe in safety first (ha!), check out this map from Facebook showing which teams rule the different parts of North America. Of course, we expect you to proudly wear a Pens jersey wherever you go, though. Better to leave the sports bar slightly scathed than shamed. (Just kidding!) Full story at Imgur via Deadspin. Don’t mess with a hockey fan.
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  • Google developing contact lens camera

    Curated by Tech Page One
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The next step after Google Glass high-tech specs could be contact lenses with cameras that take pictures when you blink and help the blind cross the road. The post Google developing contact lens camera appeared first on Tech Page One.
  • Mobility in the enterprise

    Susan Nunziata
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    There’s a lot more to mobility in the enterprise than the devices themselves. What needs to happen on the back-end to enable mobility in your enterprise? We share best practices on mobility management, security and preparing the network infrastructure. There’s a lot more to mobility in the enterprise than the devices themselves. In fact, enterprise mobility is a complex ecosystem that touches all parts of the enterprise. Achieving real-world enterprise mobility that gives your workers access to the business applications and data they need, when and where they need them, requires…
  • SDN for hyperscaling

    Jim O'Reilly
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The primary objective of SDN for hyperscaling is to allow central provisioning of network connectivity, just like the on-the-fly provisioning for virtual machines. Software-defined networking (SDN) is poised to play a growing role in IT as we head into an era in which IT is dominated by inexpensive, powerful hardware such as x64 servers. These are replacing earlier mainframes and client-server systems, and they support phenomenal growth in stored data and compute power. This high-volume, rapid compute environment is known as hyperscaling. A crucial element of this growth is virtualization.
  • How election tech leads to a more personalized Web

    Ritika Puri
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Social media and mobile technologies have transformed the way that the public engages with politics. Recent elections have spawned the creation of a number of organizations dedicated to finding pockets of voters and sending them precisely the right message. Now the same groups are expanding into digital media. Online marketing techniques give candidates the ability to target audiences with compelling, real-time messaging. This process creates a feedback loop that provides visibility into influencer behavior, especially among previously hard-to-target groups like swing voters. Kimberly Munoz…
  • Are attacks by governments the next big threat?

    Michael O'Dwyer
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Think your average hacker can cause chaos for you and your customers? How about an army of them? Cybercrime is increasing and according to a 2013 report from consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers 5 percent of these attacks are state-sponsored — that is, directed by governments, their intelligence agents or militaries. That’s the bad news. The good news is that while corporate networks must be on guard against frontal attacks, tightening security around other online presences such as social media may help enterprises to ward off such foreign snooping. ForeScout’s Wallace Sann says…
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  • "We said ‘Hi’ to everyone and launched into ‘Lithium’. I picked up a Nirvana..."

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:52 pm
    “We said ‘Hi’ to everyone and launched into ‘Lithium’. I picked up a Nirvana tab book a week before to re-learn my parts, but we weren’t up to speed at first. But then it started to flow and it got better and better. Then it hit me and I got kind of somber. I was like, ‘Oh my God. I’m playing these songs again.’” - Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, speaking to Andy Greene (as did Dave Grohl) about the band’s reunion leading up to their Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction. 
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    17 Apr 2014 | 6:58 pm
    lohanthony: predictively: tactictaco: pointmybodyouttosea: i can watch this for hours fuck you and your steady hand :’( sorry for the porn this is so soothing Pretty much the exact opposite of my handwriting.
  • Loom, Dropbox, And Space Travel

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Loom CEO Jan Senderek, on the news that Dropbox has acquired his company: We know this is a big deal. This decision was made with great care. We have worked hard on our product and feel that our vision aligns perfectly with Dropbox’s vision for Carousel. Dropbox has invested the past seven years focusing on building a secure home for your files. And now with Carousel comes a home for your photos and videos as well. We share the common goal of crafting a high quality product, always putting users’ needs first. After spending some serious time investigating if this was the right move for…
  • "The first time we played together, it was like seeing a ghost. The second time, it was a little more..."

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    “The first time we played together, it was like seeing a ghost. The second time, it was a little more reserved. And the last time we played it was like that fucking Demi Moore/Patrick Swayze pottery wheel scene from Ghost. We usually got the song by the third take. It started to sound like Nirvana. Our road crew and some friends were in the room when we launched into ‘Scentless Apprentice’ for the first time. Their were jaws on the floor.” - Dave Grohl, talking to Andy Greene about what the rehearsal process was like for the Nirvana reunion that happened for the band’s induction…
  • fastcompany: Google Maps Fans Take On The Insane Geography Of...

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:49 pm
    fastcompany: Google Maps Fans Take On The Insane Geography Of Game Of Thrones
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  • Criminals Using Drones To Find Cannabis Farms and Steal Crops

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    schwit1 (797399) writes "There has been a huge surge in the number of hidden cannabis farms across Halesowen, Cradley Heath and Oldbury, towns on the outskirts of rural Shropshire some seven miles from central Birmingham. They require hydroponic lights for the marijuana plants to grow – and the huge amounts of excess heat given off make them easily spottable for a would-be criminal with a drone carrying infrared cameras. One such man says that after finding a property with a cannabis farm he and his crew either burgle or 'tax' the victim."Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm
    itwbennett (1594911) writes "Oracle is gearing up for a fight with officials in Oregon over its role developing an expensive health insurance exchange website that still isn't fully operational. In a letter obtained by the Oregonian newspaper this week, Oracle co-president Safra Catz said that Oregon officials have provided the public with a 'false narrative' concerning who is to blame for Cover Oregon's woes. In the letter, Catz pointed out that Oregon's decision to act as their own systems integrator on the project, using Oracle consultants on a time-and-materials basis, was 'criticized…
  • 'Accidental' Siberian Mummies Part of Mysterious Ancient Arctic Civilization

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:50 pm
    concertina226 (2447056) writes "Russian archaeologists are trying to discover the origins of a group of 800-year-old bodies found just 29 km from the Arctic Circle, which were accidentally mummified by copper when they were buried. The mummies were discovered at Zeleniy Yar in Siberia, in 34 shallow graves, and 11 of the bodies found in the medieval burial place had either smashed skeletons or missing and shattered skulls. They may have been damaged by their peers deliberately to prevent spells emanating from them. There is only one female, a child, who is buried with her face masked by…
  • NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin of Life

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:32 pm
    William Robinson (875390) writes "A new study from researchers at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has proposed the "water world" theory as the answer to our evolution, which describes how electrical energy naturally produced at the sea floor might have given rise to life. While the scientists had already proposed this hypothesis called 'submarine alkaline hydrothermal emergence of life' the new report assembles decades of field, laboratory and theoretical research into a grand, unified picture."Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • In a Cloning First, Scientists Create Stem Cells From Adults

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Trax3001BBS (2368736) writes in with news about a breakthrough in creating stem cells perfectly matched to a person's DNA. "...Lanza's group used caffeine to prevent the fused egg from dividing prematurely. Rather than leaving the egg with its newly introduced DNA for 30 minutes before activating the dividing stage, they let the eggs rest for about two hours. This gave the DNA enough time to acclimate to its new environment and interact with the egg's development factors, which erased each of the donor cell's existing history and reprogrammed it to act like a brand new cell in an…
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  • Say Hello To Microsoft 2.0

    John Kirk
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    Last week I said goodbye to Microsoft. This week I say hello to Microsoft 2.0. But before we look at where I think Microsoft is headed, let’s take a quick look at where they’re coming from. The further back you look, the further forward you can see. ~ Winston Churchill Microsoft 1.0 had one of the most successful business models of all time. But no matter how successful Microsoft became, management seemingly could not abide the thought of any other technology company sharing the spotlight of success. If a competitor was being successful with customers Microsoft wasn’t…
  • Peering Inside The Apple Rumors Prism

    Brian S Hall
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    Steve Jobs fully understood the value in surprise, the wonder of magic, and the awe a beautiful, functional, highly personal computing device can evoke when unwrapped for the very first time. Rumors, particularly a stream of unceasing rumors of all kinds, tend to sully this ideal. Not much can be done about it, unfortunately. Not… This content is for Insider Monthly and Insider Yearly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • Tech History is Being Made Not Repeated

    Ben Bajarin
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:10 pm
    I’m not going to try to convince you that, in the case of the tech industry, history does not repeat itself. In some cases, it does and it will. Rather, I’m going to tell you why any claim, or any conclusion, being made today that we are waiting for history to repeat itself is premature. I speak with VCs, C-level executives, pundits, and any opinionated type about things related to the theory and philosophy of the technology industry. My most valued discussions come from those who have been in this industry since the beginning. Their observations are time and time again better…
  • The Mobility Myth

    Bob O'Donnell
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    The near constant discussion of mobility and various types of mobile computing can easily give people the impression nobody cares about or uses anything but tablets, smartphones and notebooks. In reality however, that viewpoint couldn’t be further from the truth, especially when it comes to business use of various computing devices.On a regular, day-to-day basis, the device that doesn’t just lead but dominates the usage of US business employees is the good ol’ desktop PC. Yes, even today.” On a regular, day-to-day basis, the device that doesn’t just lead but dominates the usage…
  • VCs On The Wrong Side In The Smartphone Wars

    Brian S Hall
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:05 am
    Think of how much better your life is now you have an iPhone or one of its many virtuous progeny…iPad, Android, apps, mobile-optimized games, content and services. Do you want to go back to before smartphones, before tablets? Unlikely. Yet many VCs do. Hence their self-interested handwringing over the alleged slow death of the mobile web. Do not be fooled. The web is thriving. The real issue? VCs fear the easy money days of amassing their fortunes atop publicly financed, freely available platforms is long gone. Now they are faced with the daunting prospect of either building their…
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  • How Much MacBook Pro RAM is Possible & Best Prices Available

    Josh Smith
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:28 pm
    How Much MacBook Pro RAM is Possible & Best Prices Available is a post by Josh Smith from A MacBook Pro RAM upgrade is one of the easiest and cost-effective ways to breathe life... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Beautiful Twelve South Rutledge BookBook Case Now for MacBook

    Kevin Purcell
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am
    Beautiful Twelve South Rutledge BookBook Case Now for MacBook is a post by Kevin Purcell from Twelve South released another beautiful accessory for the MacBook. The Twelve South... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • 2014 the Year of the Chromebook in Notebooks

    Kevin Purcell
    11 Mar 2014 | 9:59 am
    2014 the Year of the Chromebook in Notebooks is a post by Kevin Purcell from CES 2014 taught me that 2014 will go down as the “Year of the Chromebook,” much like 2010 was... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Chromebook Buying Guide: Which Chromebook Should I Buy?

    Kevin Purcell
    11 Mar 2014 | 9:47 am
    Chromebook Buying Guide: Which Chromebook Should I Buy? is a post by Kevin Purcell from The Chromebook is growing in popularity to the point where one rumor says that Samsung plans to... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Toshiba Chromebook Unboxing Video

    Kevin Purcell
    10 Feb 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Toshiba Chromebook Unboxing Video is a post by Kevin Purcell from We unbox the brand new Toshiba Chromebook, a 13-inch Chromebook with a model number of CB35-A3120. It offers a... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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    Tech Talk


    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Facebook is making it easier to find friends online, or in person. CBS News and CNET Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains in this morning's Tech Talk:

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    CTIA, the trade group that represents the wireless industry, has announced a voluntary commitment to install a "kill switch" to disable stolen phones as a way to prevent theft. But some officials, who have been calling for such a kill switch, say that it doesn't go far enough:
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    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    : Interest appears to be intensifying for acquiring drones. ((Self-ID: CBS News and CNET Technology Analyst Larry Magid has Tech Talk.))
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    14 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A new survey reveals nearly one of every five adults say they've had personal information stolen. And that often leads to identity theft. ((Self-ID: CBS News and CNET Technology Analyst Larry Magid has TECH TALK.))
  • Tech Talk: 04/14/14

    13 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Amazon is reportedly working on its own smartphone which will likely feature easy access to Amazon products and services. ((Self-ID: CBS News and CNET Technology Analyst Larry Magid has Tech Talk.))
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  • Aims To Be The Hub For Companies’ White Papers And How-To Content

    Anthony Ha
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:27 pm
     There are plenty of how-to sites on the Internet, but sometimes, in the words of CEO Scott Annen, you need to look up something "more complicated than tying a tie or stuffing a turkey." When you do, Annen is hoping you'll visit the website. He argued that most forms of content have been reinvented for the digital world, but not instructional, how-to books — which, unlike a… Read More
  • Founder Stories: Serial Entrepreneur Karl Jacob Is Up At The Plate Again With Hangtime

    Michael Abbott
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:28 pm
     If Bo knows football and every other sport, Karl Jacob knows startups. Depending on how you count it, Jacob, a former Apple intern and Benchmark EIR, is on his sixth (or seventh?) startup: Hangtime, which aggregates future events in a single app and database. In his career, Jacob has raised over $200 million in venture capital across the companies he’s founded, and in this discussion, he… Read More
  • As Food Delivery War Heats Up, Sprig Plans To Serve Lunch

    Josh Constine
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:35 pm
     SpoonRocket is about to have some competition in the lunch on demand market. Sprig, currently dinner-only, will soon start serving lunch, according to a source who said Sprig now delivers 1000 meals per day. Sprig just raised a $10 million Series A two weeks ago, and is wasting no time in ramping up the fight for our stomachs. Read More
  • Picks Up A New Investor, As It Manages Over $1 Billion In Student Loans

    Jonathan Shieber
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:41 pm
     In the year since its launch,, the company billing itself as the for managing student loans, has grown to manage over $1 billion in loans. The company, which provides a monitoring and management service for student loan payments, has just picked up an investment from Raj Date, the former second-in-command at the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Agency, through Fenway Summer,… Read More
  • I Hijacked The Startup Alley Application System To Extend The Deadline, So Apply Now!

    Jordan Crook
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:10 pm
     Attention, startups! This is a code red situation. I have infiltrated the Disrupt Startup Alley application system and left registrations open. (Cue evil laugh.) Read More
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    Mobile and Social Media

  • The Two Words You Need to Know in Order to Effectively Market your Brand on the Web in 2014

    30 Mar 2014 | 1:16 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) So I was asked to come speak at a Microsoft BizSpark event last week. The topic I chose was how to market your brand in 2014. I know, shocker. The thing is, I genuinely believe that my whole “philosophy” in marketing can be summed up in two words. Of course, you are going to have to watch the entire speech to learn what the two words are. Wait, what do you mean you can fast forward to the end to get the two words and not watch the whole thing? You’re a tricky one… Anyway, to use a sentence from one of the classics, I would say to market…
  • Looking for Inspiring Folks to Follow on Twitter? Here are 77 for your Immediate Tweeting Pleasure!

    6 Mar 2014 | 4:12 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) We’ve been down this road before. You signed up for Twitter after years of hearing all your friends talking about tweeting this and tweeting that. You open and are completely and utterly lost. What do you say? What do you read? How do you get more followers? Who do you follow? Personally, I am of the opinion that this is one of Twitter’s main challenges as a company and the reason it is struggling. If you spent 30 seconds in the marketing world, you know that capturing the attention of your audience is the name of the game. Twitter has…
  • My Interview with Robert Scoble about Tech, Privacy, Redbull, and Israeli Tech

    17 Feb 2014 | 9:34 pm
    By: Hillel Fuld @hilzfuld) A few weeks ago in San Francisco, I attended one of the more eye-opening tech events I’ve ever been to. InContext was the name of the event and it was hosted by one of the more interesting startups out there, Everything.Me (if you’re an Android user, download it now. Thank me later.) The Everything.Me Guys The conference was about the next step in the mobile revolution, contextual computing. If you use Google Now, have seen “Her”, or wear technology of any kind on your body, you know what I am talking about. If not, and your not geeky like…
  • Why I am Joining Zula Full Time as CMO

    10 Feb 2014 | 8:31 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) It has been quite an interesting last few weeks/months. If you are reading this, I guess you are somewhat familiar with my work and what I do with Israeli startups on a daily basis. If not, this sums it up pretty well. Because of the type of work that I do, when I announced a while back that I am leaving Inneractive, there were a few interesting offers. Again, not because I am a rockstar, just because I make a hell of a lotta noise and let’s be honest, that’s a big part of what startups and tech companies in general, need. Well, one of the companies I…
  • Why Everything You Think about Google+ (and Social, in General) is Wrong.

    26 Jan 2014 | 10:34 pm
    By: Hillel Fuld (@Hilzfuld) If I had a dime for every person who said to me “Twitter is dumb. I don’t get it and will never join.” or “Google+ is a ghost town, I don’t need another social network and no one is there anyway” or “Facebook is of no value to me or my business”, I would be a very wealthy individual. So before I even address Google+ and why you are so very wrong to be thinking that way, let me just explain that no matter what platform you are talking about, there is one underlying principle to succeeding on the social web. But sit…
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  • Shakespeare and Shatner Go Head-to-Head in Lego Film

    Laura Vitto
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Beam me up, Shakespeare! This Lego stop-motion adventure pits the famous playwright against an actor who isn't quite up to Shakespearean standards — William Shatner Action Bill follows the Star Trek star as he travels back in time to destroy Shakespeare for ruining his career. But Shatner finds that his futuristic technology can't hold a death ray to Shakespeare's smarts See also: How a Student Used Lego to Build the Ultimate Resume Texas-based production company AMAA Productions is the team behind Action Bill. It took them 14 days to shoot the five-minute film, which they animated…
  • Amazon Fire TV Voice Search Adds More Content Partners

    Christina Warren
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:19 pm
    The voice search feature on Amazon's Fire TV is about to get a little more useful. Amazon on Thursday announced that Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime Anytime are adding their full catalogs into the Fire TV's unified voice search. They will join Vevo, which already supports the feature. See also: Amazon Fire TV Is a Great Living-Room Companion Unified voice search is one of the Fire TV's most promising (and time-saving) features. The only problem — as noted in our review of the set-top box — is that the unified search so far only works with Amazon and Vevo content. So unless you…
  • The Ultimate Chelsea Clinton Baby Shower Gift Guide

    Megan Hess
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:56 pm
    It's less than 24 hours since Chelsea Clinton announced that she was pregnant, and expectations are already high for the unborn child. America finally has its own Royal Baby, of sorts, to look forward to; the country has counted down the years until he/she can become president. But let's take a step back. First, there's the baby shower to think about. See also: Chelsea Clinton's Baby News Is a Great Reason to Pull Out the Family Photo Album But more importantly: the guest list for the baby shower. And the gifts Guest: Barack Obama Image: Ralph Orlowski/Getty ImagesGift: A changing table…
  • Heartbleed Aftershock: The New Certificate Threat

    Christina Warren
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Ten days after the Heartbleed bug was first revealed to the public, companies are scrambling to patch servers and update software. But the crisis isn't over. See also: The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now It's not enough for companies to simply patch the copy of OpenSSL — the software at the root of the Heartbleed bug. Companies must also revoke and reissue digital certificates for their Heartbleed-vulnerable sites. And the clock is ticking. The DL on digital certificates A digital certificate — often called an SSL certificate — is most…
  • Google Releases Android Camera App With Selective Focus

    Karissa Bell
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Google has released a standalone version of its stock camera app for Android— and it's a significant improvement on its predecessor. The new app, called simply Google Camera, features a new user interface with revamped shooting modes, as well as the ability to selectively focus the camera. See also: 10 Free Android Apps You'll Use Every Day Rumors of the new app first surfaced earlier this month after it was reported the company was testing a new camera app that would be released independently of the upcoming Android 4.4.3 update. Google also unveiled Lens Blur, a brand new effect that…
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  • Court Rules Can Use LA Slogan To Criticize Bobby Jindal

    Timothy Geigner
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Last month, Tim Cushing wrote about how the Lt. Gov. of Louisiana, Jay Dardenne, had sued over a billboard that used the state's trademarked "Pick your passion!" slogan. The suit was filled with so much technicality-probing nonsense, one wondered how a judge would be able to look through it without needing a couple of long naps. Chief among the claims was that folks seeing the billboard might somehow think the Lt. Governor was responsible for criticizing the Governor, Bobby Jindal, despite the fact the billboard wasn't meant for commercial purposes, criticized the same government…
  • DailyDirt: How Old Can People Get?

    Michael Ho
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Some biblical characters lived for hundreds of years. (eg. Methuselah lived to be 969.) However, people living now don't quite get that old. Aging is a mysterious process that is slowly killing everyone, and there are more than a few projects working on ways to avoid death. Immortality could be a blessing or a curse, and maybe someday we'll find out which it is. Suspended animation is a real medical procedure, and some techniques are being tested in emergency rooms. The FDA has approved a procedure that will be used at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital to replace near-fatal patients' blood with a…
  • Nike, Huge IP Proponent, Blatantly Infringes Shawne Merriman's Trademark

    Timothy Geigner
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Let's lay out a couple of things we know. First, trademark is one of the better IP laws out there, ostensibly designed to limit customer confusion between brands (though it's still open to significant abuse). We also know that Nike, maker of all things apparel, firmly believes in the strongest of protections against anyone infringing on any of their intellectual property. We also know that Nike firmly believes that limits on copying sure as hell don't apply to Nike. But I'm not sure we knew just how brazen they could be. Such appears to be the case when Nike decides to just blatantly use…
  • Eli Lilly Enlists Congress In Fight Against Canada For Refusing Patent On Useless Drug

    Mike Masnick
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Eli Lilly bet its entire business model on patents years back, rather than on creating useful products that people want to buy. Lately it's been having trouble getting new patents, and is reacting extremely poorly to the fact that its last-gasp efforts to get new patents aren't working. As we've noted, a few years back, Canada rejected some patent applications for some Eli Lilly drug after the Canadian patent board "determined that the drug had failed to deliver the benefits the firm promised when obtaining the patent." In other words, after realizing that the drug is not useful, Canada…
  • Square Enix: DRM Is Here To Stay

    Timothy Geigner
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    There may have been a time in the past few years when you'd have sworn DRM was on its way out the digital door. Between free-to-play games, strong consumer feedback, and the overall failure of DRM to actually stop anyone actually interested in pirating games, movies or music, there just didn't seem to be much point any longer. With the advent of new crowdfunding business models, DRM made even less sense. But not only is DRM still around, legacy players using it are actually torpedoing otherwise useful leaps forward in business in story after story. And, despite the fact that some entrenched…
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    Digital Trends

  • Amazon to add Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime to Fire TV voice search

    Mike Flacy
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Likely useful if you are an early adopter of the Fire TV streaming set-top box, Amazon is adding three new partners to the voice search platform in order to expand the content library beyond Amazon Instant Video.The post Amazon to add Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime to Fire TV voice search appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Transcendence Review

    Josh Wigler
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Johnny Depp isn’t the only thing wrong with Transcendence, but his cold, emotionless portrayal of a thinking, feeling machine forms the hollow core of a sterile film.The post Transcendence Review appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Here’s how the Heartbleed bug scurried into the hearts and minds of millions

    Matt Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:15 pm
    The Heartbleed bug is one of the most serious security flaws ever, and it existed unknown for roughly two years prior to its discovery. How did such a severe flaw manage to slip into a widely used security protocol? The post Here’s how the Heartbleed bug scurried into the hearts and minds of millions appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Metabones adapter mounts Olympus SLR lenses onto Micro Four Thirds cameras

    Chase Melvin
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Olympus OM to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster from Metabones lets you mount SLR lenses onto Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Unlike other adapters, this one is said to improve image quality while widening the lens' aperture.The post Metabones adapter mounts Olympus SLR lenses onto Micro Four Thirds cameras appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • This giant 3D printer can build 10 prefab homes in under 24 hours

    Drew Prindle
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Using a massive, building-sized 3D printer to squirt out concrete in special patterns, this Chinese company can manufacture 10 houses per day, and at for very little cost.The post This giant 3D printer can build 10 prefab homes in under 24 hours appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Camarillo Duathlon Race Report 2014

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:34 pm
    I did the Camarillo Duathlon race yesterday and things went well, especially considering a year ago I was 40 pounds heavier and started this new fitness journey after being diagnosed with diabetes. This was the third and last of the year’s Camarillo Duathlon Series 2014. Unlike the first time I did the Duathlon Series last October, I trained for this one. After the October duathlon I started running regularly, 3 to 4 times a week, and cycled during cross-training days. Although, when I decided to run the December Santa to the Sea Half Marathon, I shifted all my training efforts to…
  • How to Add Mile Splits in a Spreadsheet

    9 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    I’m preparing for the Ojai Half Marathon on April 27 and it’s a hilly course so I’m setting up target mile splits for race day. When I ran my first half marathon this past December it was a very flat course and my main goal was just to finish while keeping an eye on my heart rate. My mile pace for that race was “slow and steady.” For the Ojai Half Marathon there are several grades that are steep enough to slow down my pace significantly and I want to plan for that in my total time. After surveying the course and taking a training run on part of it I determined…
  • Rich Roll’s ‘Finding Ultra’ and Second Chances

    7 Mar 2014 | 8:55 pm
    It was September of last year and I had just met with my doctor. After a few months of exercise and completely shifting my diet, I had controlled my diabetes and had lost 30 pounds. A couple of days later on a family vacation, we spotted a small bookstore and I came across a couple of books that looked interesting. I remember Tim Ferriss’s book “The 4-Hour Body” mentioning ultra marathoner Rich Roll and his book “Finding Ultra” so I picked that up. Next to that book was “Born To Run” by Christopher McDougall. I hadn’t read an entire book in…
  • Fever Strikes

    1 Mar 2014 | 7:13 am
    Four days before the big Bandit Ultra Trail Run race I was at work and felt body aches and had the chills. “Unf***ingbelievable!!!” was my reaction. I knew I was getting sick. It had been many months since I had as much as the sniffles. On the Friday before the race I still had the body aches and intermittent chills and one of my co-workers, a former decathlete, said that I was probably having the pre-race jitters. I had already done the full 30K race course two weeks previous during one of the training runs put on by the race organizers so I wasn’t really nervous about…
  • Tackling the Bandit Ultra Trail Run

    7 Feb 2014 | 7:08 am
    Trail run training with Marcos Vargas and Canek Pena-Vargas in Simi Valley On February 16, 2014 I’ll be tackling the Bandit Ultra Trail Run 30K race in Simi Valley. This is a huge stretch for me. A year ago today I was about 35 pounds heavier and my idea of a workout was finishing up a package of cookies on the couch. A diabetes diagnosis helped turn me around and set me off on a fitness journey. I was originally going to run the Seaside Half Marathon in February but when my friend and Executive Director of CAUSE, Marcos Vargas, said that he was going to do the 30K at Bandit, I knew I…
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  • The Helix Desktop

    Alan Henry
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Erelde's Windows desktop isn't full of bells and whistles, just a visually striking wallpaper and a few widgets to help him keep track of a few things. Here's how to make your computer look like this.Read more...
  • The Four Best Ways to Tuck in a Shirt for Any Situation

    Thorin Klosowski
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Looking good doesn't stop at getting good fitting clothes . You still have to dress yourself. For those times you need to tuck your shirt in, The Art of Manliness shows off four different techniques. Read more...
  • Gawker Mrs.

    Jessica Smith on io9, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Gawker Mrs. Doubtfire Is Getting a Sequel, 20 Years Later | Jalopnik Mom Asked To Move 1993 Accord, Accidentally Steals Another 1993 Accord | Jezebel Want to Cheat On Your Spouse Without Fear of Judgement? Go to France! | Kotaku The 12 Best Games For The Xbox One | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
  • Do Not Disturb Disables an Assortment of Annoyances Around the Web

    Eric Ravenscraft
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Chrome: Ad blockers are a popular, if controversial group of software, but they don't cover everything. Do Not Disturb ups the ante by blocking content widgets, data miners, and a bunch of other things that might annoy you.Read more...
  • How to Cultivate a Creative Thinking Habit

    Jane Porter
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Think of your most common habits and the regular culprits come to mind—biting your nails, snacking late at night, cracking your knuckles. Do something enough times and it becomes a behavioral pattern you do almost involuntarily. But is creativity any different?Read more...
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  • Uber adds new $1 “safe rides fee” to UberX rides

    Biz Carson
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Uber announced today that it will start tacking on a $1 “safe rides fee” to every UberX ride. In a blog post, the company said the extra dollar would go towards security measures, like background checks and driver education. Both Uber and Lyft extended their insurance options to cover drivers better last month. The extra $1 won’t be too much of a cost burden though after UberX cut prices earlier this year.Related research and analysis from Gigaom Research:Subscriber content. Sign up for a free trial.A look back at the first quarter of 2014
  • Google is sending dummy Glass units to prospective Explorers

    Kif Leswing
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Would you like to try out Google Glass before spending $1500? Unless you know somebody with a pair, you’re out of luck. But a user on Reddit has posted images of the next best thing: a program where you can try on Google’s Glass-compatible frames and see whether they look good on your delicate face. Google has confirmed the trial program through its Google Plus page. In exchange for a $50 deposit, Reddit user clide received four pairs of Glass in the mail, each with a different titanium frame and different color Glass unit. All four pairs of Glass were nonfunctional. One…
  • Can a little-known blogger turn his site into a business by selling memberships? Ben Thompson is sure going to try

    Mathew Ingram
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:49 pm
    If the launches of various new-media entities over the past year — from Beacon’s crowdfunding efforts and Syria Deeply’s topic-focused site to Ezra Klein’s Vox project and Jessica Lessin’s The Information — it’s that there is no end of experimentation going on when it comes to business models. But can a not very well-known blogger with no team behind them turn their writing into a successful freemium business? Technology analyst Ben Thompson is determined to try: he launched a new membership-based model on his blog Stratechery this week and I talked…
  • Twitter account tied to “Internet crime” police raid – report

    Jeff John Roberts
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Police carried out a raid on a home in Peoria, Illinois, in an attempt to unmask the person behind a Twitter account that lampooned the town’s mayor, according to a report in the Peoria Journal Star. A 27-year-old woman, who was one of three people in the house at the time of the raid, told the news outlet that the police seized every electronics item in the house, asked her about the Twitter account and told her an “internet crime” had taken place. Her boyfriend was reportedly charged with possession of marijuana. The account in question, @peoriamayor, showed a photo…
  • Twitter’s data grants will be used to research food poisoning, cancer, happiness

    Derrick Harris
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Twitter announced on Thursday the six winners of the data grants program that the social networking platform announced in February. The winning researchers will get access to the entire history of tweets to search for posts relevant to their studies. Here is the list of winners and winning projects, as described by Twitter: Harvard Medical School / Boston Children’s Hospital (US): Foodborne Gastrointestinal Illness Surveillance using Twitter Data NICT (Japan): Disaster Information Analysis System University of Twente (Netherlands): The Diffusion And Effectiveness of Cancer Early…
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  • Haha, watch Portugal launch a drone and immediately fail by crashing it

    Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Well, hmph. That's not how drones work guys. Supposedly, this video shows Portugal attempting to launch a naval drone by giving it a running start. As the drone is thrown in the air to fly, it immediately nosedives and crashes into the ocean. What a wonderful failure.Read more...
  • All Your Favorite Weed References in One Glorious Supercut

    Andrew Tarantola
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Turns out, the American motion picture and music recording industry loves weed just as much the rest of us do. For more than 60 years, weed's been getting name-dropped in pop culture—from early propaganda videos like Reefer Madness to more recent celebrations of stoner culture like Half Baked. Eclectic method integrates both viewpoint extremes (and everything in between) in his latest mashup—just in time for Sunday's Holy High Holiday, 4/20. Read more...
  • Clever animation explains how viruses attack our cells to make us sick

    Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Staying healthy is a lot like medieval warfare. Cells vs viruses. There are cells defending their castles and viruses trying to break through. If a sneaky virus manages to attack a cell, the cell fights it and notifies all the other castles about what to build to defend it. Man, learning about biology is so much easier when you have cute animations like this making it look like Game of Thrones.Read more...
  • Looks Like Steve Ballmer's First Tweets Are From an iPhone

    Ashley Feinberg
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer popped up on Twitter tonight, and, if this really is his account , it looks like it hasn't taken long for his loyalties to start shifting. Two out of his first four tweets have been sent from an iPhone.Read more...
  • Chalk that can draw deadly weapons look fun until they kill you

    Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Screw playing Call of Duty or Halo or Titanfall or any next generation video game, I want this Chalk Warfare game where you draw your own weapons and fight your friends to become real. Your weapons are only limited by your imagination and well, your drawing skills.Read more...
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  • Honeywell's Bluetooth air purifier gets pollen alerts from your smartphone

    Zach Honig
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Your air conditioner may already be connected to the web, but what about that lowly air purifier gallantly battling dust in the corner? If a completely connected home is on the docket, prep your 270 bucks and get ready for an upgrade. Honeywell's...
  • Turkey to censor tweets with 'malicious' content

    Mariella Moon
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Twitter might not be banned in Turkey anymore, but the country's government isn't quite done putting it through the censorship wringer yet. In fact, Turkish Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan just released a written statement that says: "We...
  • UberX adds $1 charge to cover getting you home safely

    Emily Price
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Sure, UberX might get you to your destination for less money than a taxi, but do you want to arrive safely? That will be an extra dollar. Not really, but sort of. Uber has added a $1 surcharge to UberX rides. Called a "Safe Rides Fee," the company...
  • Orange is the New Black trailer promises a 'next level crazy' season two

    Richard Lawler
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:53 pm
    House of Cards is probably Netflix's most-discussed original series, but fans of Orange is the New Black would argue it matches Frank Underwood & Co. in both deviousness and quality. As usual, the entire second season will premiere at once on June...
  • Wave your hands like you just don't care to control videos on Vimeo

    Edgar Alvarez
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:09 pm
    There's never been a better time to just kick back and watch whatever you want, what with the many ways in which content can be consumed nowadays. And if you enjoy watching videos on Vimeo, things are about to get even easier. The company recently...
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    Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • Honeywell's Bluetooth air purifier gets pollen alerts from your smartphone

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Your air conditioner may already be connected to the web, but what about that lowly air purifier gallantly battling dust in the corner? If a completely connected home is on the docket, prep your 270 bucks and get ready for an upgrade. Honeywell's latest air purifier includes integrated Bluetooth, letting you use your Android or iOS smartphone to turn the device on when you enter the room, control cleaning levels, set a schedule and track when it's time to swap out the HEPA filter.
  • Video: Awesome tiny wearable gadget could help the blind read

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    FingerReader is the name of a wearable gadget that could help visually impaired people read printed text in books and even on electronic devices, thus opening up additional possibilities to them. Developed by MIT researchers, FingerReader wants to help the blind access more resources than what’s already available in braille format. TechCrunch reports that, according to a recent study from the Royal National Institute of the Blind in Britain cited by one of the researchers, in 2011 only 7% of books are available in large print, unabridged audio and braille. Currently in prototype phase, the…
  • Venture investments highest since 2001

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:12 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) — Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday.
  • Turkey to censor tweets with 'malicious' content

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Twitter might not be banned in Turkey anymore, but the country's government isn't quite done putting it through the censorship wringer yet. In fact, Turkish Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan just released a written statement that says: "We [ ...
  • UberX adds $1 charge to cover getting you home safely

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Sure, UberX might get you to your destination for less money than a taxi, but do you want to arrive safely? That will be an extra dollar. Not really, but sort of.
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  • Chromebooks Could Soon Be Unlocked Automatically When Your Smartphone Is Near

    Darrell Etherington
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
     Passwords, geez those things suck. You may not need them to login to your computer in the future, and Chromebooks might be the first PC device to offer that feature natively, according to some hints found in the developer preview channel of Chrome OS by Android Police (via 9to5Google). Early code included in the latest build suggests there will one day be a way to unlock your Chromebook just by… Read More
  • Google Launches Home Try-On Program For Glass

    Matt Burns
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
     Interested in owning Google Glass, but not sure how it will look on your face? Google now has an in-home try-on program that lets prospective buyers try all four colors of Glass and the entire Titanium Collection in different colors, for free. Read More
  • Tactus Taps Wistron To Bring Its Magical Physical Touchscreen Buttons To The Masses

    Darrell Etherington
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
     Tactus makes keyboards that appear out of seemingly flat glass touchscreen surfaces, thanks a fluid-based layer that reacts to electrical signals to create rises and bumps that serve as keys and buttons. It’s a magical technology, and one that you can see demoed on video in the clip below from CES this year. Soon, you’ll be able to get that tech on a range of devices thanks to a new… Read More
  • MIT’s FingerReader Helps The Blind Read With A Swipe Of A Digit

    Evan Fleischer
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
     At MIT’s Media Labs, researchers Roy Shilkrot, Jochen Huber and others are working on the “FingerReader,” a ring-like device that straps itself around your finger and reads printed text out loud with a synthesized voice, thanks to a mounted camera and heavily modified open source software. The FingerReader’s voice is clipped and metallic – what one might liken to… Read More
  • Google’s Project Tango Includes Tech Apple-Acquired 3D Imaging Company PrimeSense

    Darrell Etherington
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
     If you want a hint of what might be on the horizon at Apple, look to Google – or at least look to its Project Tango experimental 3D depth-sensing smartphone. Tango got a teardown just the other day, and later on iFixit determined that one of its key components comes from what is now an Apple subsidiary (via 9to5Google), thanks to a deal that wrapped up last November. PrimeSense, which is the… Read More
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  • Canonical Reveals Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop

    Edwin Kee
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Time certainly flies, don’t you think so? It has been half a dozen months already since the Saucy Salamander install rolled out. This time around, the folks over at Canonical is pushing out the most recent version of its popular Linux distro, calling it Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Of course, like any other good Linux distro, it would need to be accompanied by a code name, and so we have it known as Trusty Tahr. (more…)Follow: Computers, ubuntu, Canonical Reveals Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop original content from Ubergizmo.
  • Titanfall On Xbox One Is Top Selling Title

    Edwin Kee
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Yes, we have heard about how well the Xbox One has done in terms of its “sales” – actually, Microsoft revealed that 5 million Xbox Ones were shipped to retailers, so as to the total number of those shipped that ended up in the hands of actual gamers remain to be seen. Its arch rival, the Sony PS4, however, has sold 7 million units and counting. Nevertheless, we do know that having the right software will also help propel the sales of hardware, and Titanfall is one of such titles that has helped shift a number of Xbox One units recently, at least in the UK. (more…)Follow:…
  • Amazon Fire TV’s Voice Search Expands Partners Roll

    Edwin Kee
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:54 pm
    It seems that Amazon Fire TV’s Voice Search will be on the receiving end of an expansion when it comes to their partners’ roll, where from this summer onward, the likes of Hulu Plus, Crackle, and SHOWTIME ANYTIME will be part of a unified voice search effort. These would join up with VEVO when it comes to integrating their full catalogs into Fire TV’s unified voice search. (more…)Follow: Gadgets, Amazon, fire tv, Amazon Fire TV’s Voice Search Expands Partners Roll original content from Ubergizmo.
  • Next PlayStation Might Be Service Oriented

    Edwin Kee
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:49 pm
    The Sony PS4 has certainly been quite the hit so far, having sold a whopping 7 million units worldwide ever since it was released, with its main rival, the Xbox One having shipped 5 million consoles to retailers. Well, do you think that Sony ought to continue with a console after the Sony PS4? It really depends on how the industry works in the future, where it seems that we are moving more and more in the direction of a cloud based service. Imagine streaming games from the cloud instead of purchasing physical copies of a game. (more…)Follow: Gaming, PS4, Sony, Next PlayStation Might Be…
  • Major Record Labels Hit Pandora With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

    Tyler Lee
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:43 pm
    We’re sure that even before Pandora set up shop, they had approached music labels and publishers in order to secure the rights to stream the songs performed by a variety of artists and bands. If they didn’t we’d have expected to see the company hit with a lawsuit during its first day of operations.However it seems that there might be some copyright areas that Pandora might have neglected, or thought that they were in the clear, and this is with regards to songs recorded before 1972. In a recent lawsuit, the major record labels, Sony, Warner, and Universal have jointly sued Pandora over…
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  • 7 awesome deals on gadgets and gear for April 17

    Joe Paone
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    We’ve been gone on vacation for a couple weeks, but our Daily Deals return today! So without further ado, let’s check out today’s best deals on gadgets and gear, handpicked from all over the web just for you. Slingbox… Continue reading 7 awesome deals on gadgets and gear for April 17 Related posts: 14 awesome deals on gadgets and gear for March 4 9 awesome deals on gadgets, gaming and gear for April 2 12 awesome deals on gadgets and gear for March 5 The post 7 awesome deals on gadgets and gear for April 17 appeared first on GadgeTell.
  • Denon introduces Envaya DSB200 Bluetooth speaker

    Joe Paone
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Sailin’ with the Denon Envaya DSB200 Bluetooth speaker. There are dozens upon dozens of companies offering Bluetooth speakers these days, but few have the decades-long high-end audio pedigree of Denon. That’s why its new Envaya DSB200 Bluetooth speaker is a notable addition to the scene. Denon touts the $199, 3.3-pound Envaya as a rugged, sturdy speaker that will travel… Continue reading Denon introduces Envaya DSB200 Bluetooth speaker Related posts: Denon launches USB DAC for audiophile quality sound What Is a Bluetooth Speaker? AT&T discounts the Jawbone Jambox Bluetooth speaker…
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 bill of materials estimated at north of $250

    Adrian Diaconescu
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    They say quality doesn’t come cheap and, at least as far as today’s mobile landscape is concerned, the aphorism definitely checks out. There are dozens of little-known brands that offer Galaxy S5 or iPhone 5s “killers” at a fraction of their prices, but for the most part you venture into uncharted, risky territory if you choose these low-cost “powerhouses.” Meanwhile, the big kahunas thrive on hefty profit margins, as the latest high-profile… Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S5 bill of materials estimated at north of $250 Related posts: LG G2, Samsung Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S4…
  • Samsung Gear devices now compatible with 20 Samsung smartphones and tablets

    Arnold Zafra
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    What good is a mobile accessory such as the second-generation Samsung Galaxy Gear devices if it’s only compatible with one Samsung smartphone? Samsung apparently realizes this, as it has now made its second-generation Galaxy Gear devices — namely Samsung Gear 2, Samsung Gear 2 Neo and Samsung Gear Fit — compatible with 20 Samsung mobile more »Continue reading Samsung Gear devices now compatible with 20 Samsung smartphones and tablets Related posts: Smartwatch: Samsung Gear 2 Neo, Gear Fit mobile gears now available to buy in the UK Samsung Gear 2 may cost €299 in Europe, Gear 2 Neo…
  • HTC One M7 to get Sense 6 update next month

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    With the all new HTC One M8, HTC released Android 4.4 KitKat with the latest Sense 6.0 UI, which brings several improvements and new features to the device. The company did mention it will arrive for the HTC One during the event, but didn’t provide an exact launch date. For those… Continue reading HTC One M7 to get Sense 6 update next month Related posts: Android 4.3 Update with Sense 5.5 Rolling Out for International HTC One HTC Droid DNA Scores Android 4.2 and Sense 5, Android 4.4 Update Coming in April Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Rolling Out for HTC Butterfly The post HTC One M7 to get…
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  • uGet Gives Great Downloads

    Jack M. Germain
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    The latest version of the uGet Download Manager rekindled my interest in grabbing files without relying on a Web browser. uGet version 1.10.4. was released last month. Written in C, it uses GTK+3 for its user interface, and it is packed full with improvements. It is very reliable and stable, with 11 years of growth behind it. The uGet website has received a makeover to better support users, according to Michael Tunnell of the uGet Project. To help spur a new round of development, the project team for the first time is seeking donations.
  • Americans Find Future Tech Both Fascinating and Frightening

    Richard Adhikari
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The pace of technological change is getting faster, and many Americans are optimistic about the results, although a sizable minority are concerned, Pew Research has found. Nearly 60 percent think technological and scientific advances will make life in the future better, but 30 percent fear they will make life worse than it is today. Sparking the most anxiety: designer babies; robots as primary caregivers for the ailing and elderly; personal and commercial drones flying U.S. skies; and Internet-connected implants or other wearable devices.
  • Chinese Company Creates 3D-Printed Houses

    David Vranicar
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    Shanghai WinSun Decoration Design Engineering, a Shanghai-based company, has created 10 3D-printed houses. Each house reportedly cost less than $5,000 and took less than 24 hours to construct. The printer used to create the homes was about 100 feet long, 33 feet wide and more than 20 feet tall. The "ink" was made from high-grade cement and glass fiber. The houses may not be up to snuff for 3D printing purists: They were not printed as a single item, but rather in parts that were later pieced together.
  • E-Book Self-Publishing: Brave New Words

    Vivian Wagner
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    Mark and Lesleyann Coker wrote a novel, Boob Tube, based on her experiences as a soap opera reporter. They found an agent, who shopped it around to traditional publishers to no avail. Rather than give up, however, they decided to start their own e-book publishing company, Smashwords, to give their book -- and others -- a chance. "The entire traditional publishing industry is built around the notion that a book's merit is built on its commercial potential," said Mark Coker. "I thought that's the wrong way to value books."
  • Smartphone Kill Switch Gets Breath of Life

    Kris Holt
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm
    CTIA and major mobile manufacturers, providers and operating system makers have entered a voluntary agreement to include antitheft measures in smartphones. The security and safety of mobile users is the top priority for the industry, said CTIA, and the agreement is intended to protect consumers from smartphone theft while providing companies' with the ability to innovate. Signatories to the agreement include Apple, Google, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility, Samsung, HTC, Huawei, Nokia, Asurion, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
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  • Facebook adds friend-tracking feature

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Your phone always knows where you are. And now, if you want, your Facebook friends will always know where you are, too.
  • Drone finds 1,000-year-old village

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    Archaeologists used a drone to peer through the dry New Mexican desert to find this hidden treasure. KRQE has more.
  • Americans wary of future tech

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    Americans are generally excited about the new technology they expect to see in their lifetimes. But when confronted with some advances that already appear possible -- from skies filled with drones to meat made in a lab -- they get nervous.
  • Americans wary of futuristic science, tech

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am
    Americans are generally excited about the new technology they expect to see in their lifetimes. But when confronted with some advances that already appear possible -- from skies filled with drones to meat made in a lab -- they get nervous.
  • Phone 'kill switch' may become standard in 2015

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015, according to a pledge backed by most of the mobile world's major players.
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  • 'Titanfall' Top Video Game, but Xbox One Sales Still Lag Behind PS4

    Devin Coldewey
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:49 pm
    The next-generation console wars continue, with Sony firmly in the lead despite a chart-topping debut by Microsoft's much-anticipated mech-based multiplayer shooter "Titanfall." The score so far? Xbox One, 5 million — PlayStation 4, 7 million.
  • Apple's iPhone-like Dashboard Interface 'CarPlay' Demoed by Volvo

    Devin Coldewey
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:03 pm
    In-car touchscreen systems aren't known for their great usability, but a new one modeled on Apple's iOS may prove a more worthwhile platform. CarPlay, designed by Apple in concert with car makers, was shown off by Volvo this week at the New York International Auto Show.
  • Who Needs Keys? This Siri Hack can Unlock Your Car

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Apple’s Siri is handy for checking weather and making appointments with voice commands, but what if she were smart enough to turn the lights on or unlock your car?
  • Michaels Stores Says Up To 3 Million Cards Affected in Data Breach

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million customer credit and debit cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud.
  • Lady Gaga is Going on Tour with a Hologram

    Keith Wagstaff
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Meet Hatsune Miku, a 16-year-old performer with a string of hits in Japan and her own devoted following. She is opening for Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Ball tour in May and she would probably be excited about it if she was a living, breathing human being.
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  • I Never Let My Kids Win; They Beat Me!

    Scott Klososky
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    Written by Vaughn Rachal  The fact that some companies expect digital investments to produce returns immediately, shocks me.  To expect that just because you use digital tools or channels that results are going to instantly appear is delusional. I remember when my kids were young and we played video games, my wife would sometimes tell me, “Come on honey, let the boys win”.  I responded, “They will, one day”.  I knew the day would come when I would never win a video game against them again, unless we played an old school game like “Galaga”, one of my favorites.  My boys were 6…
  • The Glide Path to Digital…or the Agony of Defeat!

    Scott Klososky
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Written by Andrew Ranson Digital transformation doesn’t happen overnight or all at once. It’s not an all or nothing proposition either, but if you don’t get on the path, you risk crashing and burning in the long-term. In a recent global CapGemini/MIT study of over 400 global companies, the what’s and why’s of digitization were examined. The results of the study were plotted on a chart where the horizontal axis was called transformation intensity, and the vertical axis was called digital intensity. The companies in the bottom left quadrant showed neither…
  • What Technology Does to an Eight Year-Old

    Scott Klososky
    3 Feb 2014 | 11:31 am
    Most 8YO’s of today will have no conscious memory of a time without the augmentation of a mobile device on their person, and an instant connection to the worlds information.  For them, every answer to every question is seconds away – every piece of information they could possibly want.  A large percentage of what they digest into their brain will come through a device, not a human interaction, and what remains will likely be provided unasked for from friends and family.  They will unconsciously see their devices as critical pieces of who they are, and will be less concerned about the…
  • Executive Digital Denial

    Scott Klososky
    5 Dec 2013 | 11:51 am
    By Vaughn Rachal, Future Point of View There’s no denying that technology is perpetually accelerating in both performance and function! The changes we’ve seen in the last ten years alone have dramatically altered how the world operates, how people communicate, and how we develop connections with one another. The exponential speed of change and the technology’s impact over the next 10 years will create winners and losers that seem to rise or vanish suddenly. Performance advancements in processing power, storage, and bandwidth coupled with ever-expanding availability, usage, and…
  • Why CrowdScribed is the Future of Publishing

    Scott Klososky
    19 Nov 2013 | 8:52 am
    Have you noticed the traditional publishing industry seems to be experiencing a multifaceted crisis? Publishers, trying to survive the breakneck pace of a changing retail environment, are assuming bigger financial risks than ever before with no proven way to predict a book’s success. Authors are facing changes as well, opting to use self-publishing platforms for their speed and convenience only to find that their books get immediately lost in a vast sea of titles. The rise of self-publishing has created other unexpected burdens on the industry. Not only does it represent a large financial…
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  • Thank you for buying Issue 342

    28 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Blog Apr 9, 2014 As a little thank you for buying Issue 342 of Web User, here's our favourite new online video. Hope you enjoy it! Video of Quadcopter tooth pull Issue 343 is out on 23 April. We'd love it if you bought that too.

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    Blog Mar 26, 2014 As a little thank you for buying Issue 341 of Web User, here's our favourite new online video. Hope you enjoy it! Video of Bardzo mądre psy :) Issue 342 is out on 9 April. We'd love it if you bought that too.
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    Blog Mar 11, 2014 As a little thank you for buying Issue 340 of Web User, here's our favourite new online video. Hope you enjoy it! Video of Squirrel Steals Airplane - the Whole Story Issue 341 is out on 26 March. We'd love it if you bought that too.
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    Blog Feb 26, 2014 As a little thank you for buying Issue 339 of Web User, here's our favourite new online video. Hope you enjoy it! Video of 52 Animals Issue 340 is out on 14 March. We'd love it if you bought that too. 
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  • Liquidmatrix Security Digest Podcast – Episode 3D

    James Arlen
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    Episode 0x3D My Heart Bleeds for Windows XP Well this is certainly an exciting week around these here parts. I reckon we’ve not seen this much marketeering since the APT1 days of ought 13. Goodness gracious I’m not a huge fan of this crap. Do not listen to this podcast at more than 1.5x speed while operating a motor vehicle or heavy equipment. Your face may melt according to some studies conducted by a Murican we know. Upcoming this week… Lots of News Breaches SCADA / Cyber, cyber… etc. finishing it off with DERPs/Mailbag (or Deep Dive) And there are weekly Briefs…
  • Aegis ICS Fuzzing Framework

    Chris Sistrunk
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    SUCCESS: 26/26 (100%) Tests passed — Bernd Lörwald (@bloerwald) March 25, 2014 As you may or may not know, Adam Crain @jadamcrain and I have been working on an ICS/SCADA procotol fuzzing framework -Aegis- for a year now.  It is a generational type fuzzer that tests both the server/slave and client/master side of industrial protocols.  Adam originally wrote Aegis to test his openDNP3 protocol stack.  It turned out to be very effective in finding bugs in DNP3 stacks and Project Robus was born.  After finding many broken DNP3 implementations and getting many…
  • Liquidmatrix Security Digest Podcast – Episode 3C

    James Arlen
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:48 am
    Episode 0x3C You Got Breached. And in other news… April 8 is coming up FAST. Upcoming this week… Lots of News Breaches SCADA / Cyber, cyber… etc. finishing it off with DERPs/Mailbag (or Deep Dive) And there are weekly Briefs – no arguing or discussion allowed And if you’ve got commentary, please sent it to for us to check out. DISCLAIMER: It’s not that explicit, but you may want to use headphones if you’re at work. ADDITIONAL DISCLAIMER: In case it is unclear, this is the story of 5 opinionated infosec pros who have sufficient…
  • Mt. Gox “Found” Some Missing Bitcoins

    Dave Lewis
    21 Mar 2014 | 7:42 am
    Exactly how does this happen? Sheer incompetence, that’s how. Today I read that Mt. Gox discovered an “old” wallet with 200,000 bitcoins in it. What the ever living…are you kidding me? From CNN: “On March 7, 2014, Mt.Gox Co., Ltd. confirmed that an old-format wallet which was used prior to June 2011 held a balance of approximately 200,000 BTC,” the statement said. Karpeles said that the discovery was reported to lawyers on March 8. The bitcoins were later moved to “offline” wallets. I’m sorry but, how in the hell do bitcoin supporters…
  • “Cyber”: Critical to security nutrition

    Jack Whitsitt
    3 Feb 2014 | 11:36 am
    A few weeks ago, I sat down next to a friend who happened to be in the middle of a conversation between a lawyer, a hacker, and philosopher and I was just in time for the “I hate the word ‘cyber’. FamousHacker#2138123 and I are trying to get people to stop using it.” Sigh.  At this stage the anti-“cyber” routine is really starting to sound a little bit high pitched – and I even *come from* a hacker community. But, it reminded me both that I owed Liquid Matrix an introductory post and that even though there is a place and role for the word, much of the hacker/security…
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  • Microsoft Office for iPad and Office Mobile for iPhone and Android Now Available for Download

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:29 am
    Office for iPad Microsoft has recently made available for download an iPad version of the Microsoft Office. Starting today, iPad users can now download Word, Excel and PowerPoint from the App Store. The free version of the Office for iPad allows you to view/read Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. Moreover, a full version of the Office for iPad (with Create and Edit features) can be obtained with an Office 365 subscription. Unlike other mobile and tablet apps which are just ported versions of its original versions, the Office for iPad was built from the ground up bringing the same Office…
  • OPPO Find 7 launched in PH

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    A phone brand in China has entered the local market scene launching its flagship smartphone the Oppo Find 7 including five other high-end ones such as Oppo Find 7a, Oppo N1, Oppo R1, Oppo Find 5 Mini and Oppo Neo.   Oppo Find 7 is a 5.5-inch screen high-definition smartphone (2560X1440) with 538ppi technology made to create vivid photos and videos. During the launch of Oppo Find 7 at the Sofitel hotel in Pasay City on April 10, OPPO executives highlighted two of the flagship smartphone’s main features the VOOC Rapid Charge and the PI 2.0 New Photographic Technology. The…
  • Google Maps Street View G-Shock Store Taipei

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:48 am
    I was looking at some G-Shock websites when I saw this. It’s actually a Street View inside the G-Shock Store in Taipei. I seldom use the Google Maps Street View, only when I’m looking at my friend’s or relative’s house abroad. It seems that this feature of Google Maps has been around for quite sometime already and they call it Business View (ok :D). It’s actually pretty cool being able to walk inside stores and businesses (virtually) and being able to see their products or items on display. I hope we’ll get to see our local stores’ own Business View…
  • ASUS X Series Summer Notebook Picks

    13 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    If you’re on the hunt for a notebook this summer, then ASUS just have the right one for you. The ASUS X Series notebooks feature IceCool Technology that keeps the palm rest cool, preventing them from overheating even after long usage. Check out ASUS’ IceCool Summer Notebook Picks below.   ASUS X452CP - Intel Core i3 Processor - AMD Radeon HD8530M Graphics - 4GB RAM - Windows 8 SRP Php 25,995 ASUS X451CA - Intel Core i3 Processor - 4GB RAM - Windows 8 SRP Php 23,995 ASUS X451MA - Intel Celeron Processor - 2GB RAM - NO OS SRP Php 14,995 All notebooks have 500 GB storage, 14.1”…
  • OtterBox Case for Samsung Galaxy S5

    12 Apr 2014 | 5:36 am
    OtterBox sent over an OtterBox case for the Galaxy S5 earlier. Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy S5 and just yesterday, I got hold of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone. The Galaxy S5 may be water and dust resistant but it is not shockproof. One of the things I do first after buying a smartphone is to look for a durable case. Of course you don’t want to risk your smartphone from getting chipped or scratched in case it accidentally slips from your hand. The OtterBox case for the Samsung Galaxy S5 I got was from the Commuter Series. The Commuter Series is one of OtterBox’s cases…
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  • Sonos go entirely wireless

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    Sonos have announced plans to eliminate the last remaining wires from their home speaker system - replacing the wireless bridge... which should hopefully cut down on costs too. The company have long been at the forefront of premium speaker systems....
  • What are the alternatives to Google Glass?

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    Google Glass is coming soon - just this week it was put on sale to general users and not just developers (as long as you've got $1500 and live in the United States. But what about the alternatives? Check out...
  • 7 million PS4s sold... but who is winning the console war?

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    Sony have announced the sale of the 7 millionth Playstation 4. Impressive stuff - but how does that stack up against the Xbox One? Read on to find out. Unfortunately for worldwide sales of games consoles, there's no independent arbiter...
  • Free Kindle ebooks for Samsung users starting from today

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:55 am
    Samsung this morning have announced a tie-up with Amazon to offer free Kindle books to smartphone customers. Owners of Galaxy smartphones and tablets will be able to download one free book a month. Each month, customers will have the option...
  • Check out this cool diagram of Samsung's Galaxy range

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Can't decide which device from the Samsung Galaxy range to get? You could be forgiven, as there's an awful lot of different choices - as this diagram demonstrates. (Click for bigger!) The chart has been put together by designer Luke...
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  • Discounted refurbished iPad mini with Retina display now available

    Andru Edwards
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    For the first time, Apple is selling refurbished models of the iPad mini with Retina display. The benefit here, of course, is that buyers are now able to pay less for Apple's popular tablet, while maintaining a free 1-year of AppleCare warranty as well. For now, it's just the Wi-Fi models that are available refurbished--nothing yet for the Wi-Fi + Cellular versions. The 16GB Retina iPad mini is $339, which is a 15% discount from the full $399 price. The 32GB version sells for $419, which is $80 less than the standard price, and the 64GB model is $509, which is a price drop of $90. For…
  • New features coming to WWE Network, launching on Xbox One & Fire TV this spring

    Andru Edwards
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:23 pm
    WWE held its 2014 Business Partner Summit in New Orleans, and talked about improvements that will be made to the WWE Network this spring. Here are some of the highlights mentioned: Users will gain greater control over their WWE Network viewing experience, with the ability to bookmark a place within a video, save your spot and pick up where you left off across platforms, and use chapter markers to skip to specific parts of a given show. Personalized recommendations will suggest content to viewers on other shows they may want to watch, based on their viewing history. The WWE Network will launch…
  • GM working on bringing down price of Chevy Volt for 2016 model

    Andru Edwards
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    As a brand, the Chevy Volt is well-known in the electric vehicle market. That said, mind-share doesn't equal sales, and GM is set to step up its efforts to make the Volt the car that EV buyers end up choosing when it's time to buy. To fix this, GM is planning on bringing down the entry-level price of the 2016 Volt, and then offering tiered upgrades, similar to the way Tesla sells the Model S. At the low end, the 2016 Chevy Volt should cost just over $30,000, which is about $5,000 less than it currently costs now, bringing it closer in line with competing vehicles like the Honda Accord…
  • Is this Amazon’s 3D infrared Kindle smartphone?

    Andru Edwards
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Our friends at BGR is reporting that it has acquired an image of Amazon's upcoming smartphone with 3D display. Purportedly, this is a prototype, and if it's true, it has some interesting features that set it apart from the pack. The biggest feature is a 3D effect that is powered by a series of infrared cameras that are used to to track the eyes and face of the user, which then uses the data gathered to power the 3D effect without using the typical methods of deliverying glasses-free 3D (like found on the Nintendo 3DS.) The display is a 4.7-incher, along with a 13-megapixel rear…
  • Photo purports to compare iPhone 6 display panel with iPhone 5s display

    Andru Edwards
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    A photo that purports to show a front panel from the upcoming iPhone 6 has appeared on China's Weibo site. In the photo, someone is holding the alleged iPhone 6 part up next to a current black iPhone 5s in order to show a size comparison between the two Apple smartphones. The display panel matches up with the rumored 4.7-inch size increase. Of course, that doesn't mean that this particular image is real, but iPhone leaks do start happening annually, like clockwork, around this time of year for the past three years. Continue reading Photo purports to compare iPhone 6 display panel with…
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  • A little more on Heartbleed and passwords

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    Despite the name no blood was shedded by a lot of digital ink was used to cover this security breach. Few days back, even I had reported this. Have a look at my previous article if you need to refresh your mind about the topic ;). As nothing sales better a paper than the announcement of a catastrophe, alarmist title sprawl accross the web. Of course a lot of laymen may start to doubt about the security of their account on the web. Some really sensitive sectors like iGaming decided to clarify the matter for their reader by interviewing CTO of Super Lenny, the latest casino of BetIt Group. Leon…
  • What is the Heartbleed Bug all about? Be safe, Change your Password.

    10 Apr 2014 | 1:56 am
    This Bug is in the OpenSSL’s implementation of the TLS/DTLS (transport layer security protocols) heartbeat extension (RFC6520); and hence the name Heartbleed bug. This bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and…
  • VMware introduces Horizon 6 for Desktop and Application Virtualization

    9 Apr 2014 | 11:25 pm
    VMware introduces Horizon 6 (with View) to deliver virtualized and remoted desktops and applications through a single platform; supports end users with access to all of their Windows and online resources through one unified workspace. With Horizon 6 you can now deliver virtual or remoted desktops and applications to end users across devices, locations, media and connections. VMware Horizon View simplifies IT management, increases security and control, reduces IT costs and increases end-user access and flexibility in Windows desktop services. A single management console streamlines…
  • Lightroom is now available on iPad. Thank you Creative Cloud

    8 Apr 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is now available not only on PC and Mac but also on mobile and web, so you can edit anywhere and automatically sync your photos between Lightroom on your desktop and on your iPad. You can download the Lightroom mobile app from the iTunes App Store and start syncing your photos right away. If you have an iPad 2 or later running iOS 7 or later, you can run Lightroom mobile. (According to Adobe, an iPhone version will appear later this year; an Android version is also in the works, but the company gave no release window.) Lightroom mobile’s key feature is its…
  • Now Send Money to your Friends and Family on Gmail: Google Wallet

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Google Wallet is now integrated with Gmail, so you can quickly and securely send money to friends and family directly within Gmail. Transferring funds is as simple as sending an email. With over 425 million users of gmail, this integration would instantly give Google Wallet a wider reach than other digital financial services like PayPal have. It’s free to send money from your Google Wallet Balance or directly from a linked bank account. When you use your credit or debit card to send money, a 2.9% fee per transaction (minimum $0.30) will apply. Once you receive money into your Wallet…
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  • Join Us on Educational Technology Debate

    Wayan Vota
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:34 am
    If you are looking for cutting edge commentary and deep analysis of one laptop per child movements around the world, or really, any and all uses of technology in education, please direct your attention to: Educational Technology Debate That's where everyone is now. Join us there. Thanks...
  • Shutting down OLPC News

    Christoph Derndorfer
    18 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Resumen en español al final del artículo Today we're announcing that we have decided to shut down OLPC News. That means we'll stop publishing new content but we won't take the site offline. In retrospective this is something that I should have done six months ago when Wayan first brought this up. Or at the very least I should have simply used my Happy New Year from OLPC News post to do so because reading through it now it actually says almost everything I'd want to say in a goodbye post. Writing up my South America experiences in Wayan's kitchen in August of 2010 So rather than repeat…
  • News Flash: OLPC Association Lives On

    Wayan Vota
    12 Mar 2014 | 6:06 am
    While the One Laptop Per Child Foundation, the Boston branch of our favorite laptop project is dead, the OLPC Association, the Miami-based group focused on XO sales, jumped to life yesterday and pronounced its viability. Here is Giulia D'Amico, Vice President of Business Development, on their present and future: OLPC's mission to empower the world's children through education is far from over. OLPC is thriving and making more inroads at bringing education to those who can't easily access it. OLPC recently formed a strategic alliance with the Zamora Teran family through many of their…
  • Goodbye One Laptop per Child

    Wayan Vota
    11 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    Here is a question for you: 8 years on, would you recommend anyone start a new deployment with XO-1 laptops? With the hardware now long past its life expectancy, spare parts hard to find, and zero support from the One Laptop Per Child organization, its time to face reality. The XO-1 laptop is history. Sadly, so is Sugar. Once the flagship of OLPC's creativity in redrawing the human-computer interaction, few are coding for it and new XO variants are mostly Android/Gnome+Fedora dual boots. Finally, OLPC Boston is completely gone. No staff, no consultants, not even a physical office. Nicholas…
  • A PhD Thesis About OLPC Asks: What are we doing? What are we bringing?

    Guest Writer
    6 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    My name is Lars Bo Andersen and I have spent the last five years studying OLPC and, in particular, one small project at a school in Nigeria (which I call Akila's school after one of the students). I have written a PhD thesis about OLPC, Akila and the school which I defended at Aarhus University in Denmark on the 27th of February: There is, amongst others, a chapter describing the theories and debates around OLPC, there is one investigating how the initiative rose to fame and there are several more specific investigations of the laptops at Akila's school (e.g. chapters 5 and 6). In this post I…
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  • ‡ No Answer

    Kyle Baxter
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:28 pm
    You have all the answers to my questions Even ones I didn’t have Why should I know anything at all? You know everything I need Everything I may need You hold it all for me So I waste no time But still I wonder, why don’t I wonder? Like I did as a kid But no answer
  • Gigafactory

    Kyle Baxter
    4 Mar 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Tesla plans to build a massive new lithium ion factory that would double world production volume. Doing so could dramatically change the car industry: When Tesla first began working on its Model S saloon barely five years ago, lithium-ion batteries were priced at about $1,000 a kilowatt-hour (kWh). Manufacturers are notoriously secretive about pricing details, but industry insiders hint that prices have now slipped to anywhere from $400 to $750 a kWh. Even so, that means the 85 kWh pack in a Model S costs Tesla between $34,000 and $63,750. A study by the Boston Consulting Group projected that…
  • Discriminating Between Discriminations

    Kyle Baxter
    1 Mar 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Julian Sanchez: I’m perfectly open to the notion that it may be wise and justifiable to extent the protections of anti-discrimination law to groups not currently covered—but I also wish supporters of such reforms would acknowledge that there’s a genuine impingement on associational freedom involved in such extensions, and that no simple sweeping principle can obviate the need for a close examination of the tradeoffs in each case.
  • Sean Penn Wants Chavez Critics Imprisoned

    Kyle Baxter
    22 Feb 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Sean Penn: The Oscar-winning actor and political activist accused the US media of smearing Venezuela’s socialist president and called for journalists to be punished. “Every day, this elected leader is called a dictator here, and we just accept it, and accept it. And this is mainstream media. There should be a bar by which one goes to prison for these kinds of lies.” Not only does Sean Penn defend authoritarianism, but he suggests that critics should be imprisoned for calling Hugo Chavez a dictator. Lovely guy.
  • Campaign Monitor (Sponsor)

    Kyle Baxter
    22 Feb 2014 | 11:58 am
    My thanks to Campaign Monitor for sponsoring this week’s RSS feed. Designing emails that look beautiful, render perfectly and drive strong response is increasingly difficult. That’s why Campaign Monitor compiled the top 100 emails of 2013 into a free eBook, alongside tips on design and content. The Top 100 Email Marketing Campaigns eBook features brands like Fitbit, SmugMug, Panic and includes: High performing newsletters with open rates of more than 50%. Examples of great layouts & responsive designs. Emails that go against best practices and still drive top results. Campaigns…
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    Techie Buzz

  • Frequency Aggregates All Free to Watch Videos, Thinks it is a Big Enough Market

    Apurva Chaudhary
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    Keeping yourself updated on free-to-watch videos on the internet is quite different. You have to subscribe to different channels on different platforms, making it difficult to keep up with the latest videos. There’s a company just trying to solve that problem. Meet Frequency. Frequency aggregates all free-to-watch internet video, regardless of its source, and delivers it to consumers in one application, that’s available for and widely distributed on every device. The videos are nicely categorized into business, education, celebrity, comedy, and so on. Just like on YouTube, you can…
  • How to Avoid Accidental TV Show Spoilers on Social Media [iOS, Android, Google Chrome]

    Pallab De
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    Game of Thrones is back on TV, and has wasted no time in delivering the shocking game changers that it’s famous for. Over the past three seasons, the show has managed to amass a massive and vocal fan base. The HBO original based on the fantasy books “A Song of Ice and Fire” invariably manages to trend every week soon after it airs. However, for those of us who haven’t read the books and don’t watch the show during its initial broadcast, this poses a big challenge. Short of completely avoiding Twitter and Facebook, it’s almost impossible to remain spoiler free among all the…
  • TruePlex for Android Shows How Risky Your Installed Apps Are

    Pallab De
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
    Earlier today, the FTC announced the terms of its settlement with the free torch app “Brightest Flashlight”, which had surreptitiously collected real-time location data of its users and sold to advertisers. Although Android doesn’t allow you to modify the permissions that an installed app has, Google does display the permissions that an app is requesting before you install the app. A privacy breach like the “Brightest Flashlight” incident can easily be avoided by paying attention to the permissions that an app requests. For example, there is no valid reason for a torch app to access…
  • The Heartbleed FAQ – Everything You Should Know About It

    Pallab De
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    The interwebs is awash with reports and speculations about the Heartbleed. Post-Y2k it’s difficult to recall any occasion when a security vulnerability managed to gain such widespread attention. But, exactly what is Heartbleed? Here’s a quick summary of everything you need to know about Heartbleed. What is Heartbleed? Heartbleed is a critical vulnerability in the OpenSSL library. The official designation of this bug is CVE-2014-0160. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This bit of…
  • JumpStart, a dedicated helpline by Microsoft Ventures to answer startup queries

    Abhishek Baxi
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:39 am
    Microsoft Ventures in India has announced the launch of JumpStart, a hotline to provide startups and entrepreneurs with a resource to ask business and technical questions. Open during business hours Monday-Friday (9am to 5pm IST), a team of dedicated professionals will be available to answer questions at 1-800-200-2114, a toll free number across India. JumpStart will be staffed by dedicated professionals who have been trained by Microsoft to answer business and technical queries. Microsoft will apply the learnings from these calls to fine tune the Microsoft Ventures program, including the…
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    OLED Info

  • The EPO upheld one of UDCs basic PHOLED patents (EP870)

    12 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    The European Patent Office (EPO) ruled to upheld one of Universal Display's key PHOLED patents (EPO#EP1394870). This patent, which UDC refers to as EP870, details an OLED in which the emissive layer contains phosphorescent dopant compounds. This patent corresponds to the company's US'238 patent.In November 2013, the Japanese High Court decided to validate UDC's claims in Japanese patent #4511024, which is a counterpart patent to the EP870 and US238 patents. Later in November, The EPO revoked one of UDC's basic phosphorescent OLED patents, EPO#1449238. The opposing parties included Sumitomo…
  • Researchers develop software that automatically rewrites web pages to consume less power on OLED displays

    11 Apr 2014 | 4:52 am
    Researchers from the University of Southern California developed a new software platform that can automatically rewrite web pages and web applications so that they consume less energy on OLED pages (i.e. reduce average pixel brightness). They report that using the software can achieve a 40% reduction in display power consumption.The software, called Nyx, changes the colors of the web pages (or application) by choosing a new and efficient color scheme. The clever part is that the software chooses colors that are more efficient but that still maintain the color relationships between neighboring…
  • Two OLED related week-long summer schools scheduled for 2014 in Poland

    11 Apr 2014 | 2:47 am
    The Polish Academy of Science is organizing two new OLED related summer schools in 2014. Those International Krutyn Summer Schools are high-level and highly intensive scientific events that include training in the form of lectures and scientific consulting sessions designed for PhD students and young researchers seeking to reinforce their knowledge and skills.The first event (summer school #15) focuses on organic photonics and electronics, with profound emphasis on revolutionary TADF emitters as OLED materials replacing expensive platinum group metallacycles. The week long event (June 8 to…
  • Plastic Logic shows a 4" 360x128 fully-organic flexible OTFT AMOLED prototype

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:11 am
    Back in February, Plastic Logic and Novaled (owned by Samsung) announced that throughout 2014 they will demonstrate truly flexible, plastic, full-organic AMOLED displays. The first demo in February was of a monochrome (red) display - and actually it was only shown on a presentation slide. But Plastic Logic promised us that they will show better prototypes as the year progresses.True to their word, last week, at the Printed Electronics Europe event, plastic logic showed a full-color, 4" 360x128 (95 PPI) flexible AMOLED prototype. This time it was a real demo, as you can see from the photo…
  • Samsung's Galaxy S5 is now shipping worldwide

    10 Apr 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Today Samsung is launching the Galaxy S5 worldwide. In the US, both AT&T and Sprint offer it for $189 (with a plan) or $699 unlocked. The GS5 features a 5.1" FHD (432 PPI, Diamond Pixel ) Super AMOLED display, a 2.5 Ghz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16MP camera (4K video support). The GS5 is dust and water resistant, and it packs a finger scanner and a heart rate sensor.The 5.1" Super AMOLED display was tested by DisplayMate, who found it to be the best mobile display on the market - outperforming all other OLED and LCD displays as it features the highest…
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  • Crocus says the USPTO ruled a favorable preliminary decision in their case against STT's patent

    12 Apr 2014 | 12:41 am
    In November 2013, Crocus Technology filed an Inter Partes Review petition to the US PTO, claiming that Spin Transfer Technologies's US patent #6,980,469 describes a technology already used in prior art, in particular in the patent portfolio of Crocus.Crocus Technology now says that the USPTO issued a preliminary decision in favor of Crocus' petition - saying that there is a “reasonable likelihood” that Crocus will prevail with respect to its challenge. The patent in question describes a high-speed low power magnetic devices based on current induced spin-moment transfer. Source: Crocus
  • NVE and Everspin agree to drop their lawsuits against each other

    7 Apr 2014 | 10:43 pm
    In January 2013, NVE filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Everspin Technologies. A few months later, Everspin filed a patent lawsuit of their own against NVE.Yesterday NVE announced that the two companies agreed to drop both lawsuits and will not assert the patents in those suits against each other in the future. NVE says that this agreement (which seems to be a appointment's to their shareholders) is limited to the patents in the 2012 lawsuits.Disclaimer: the author of this post holds some shares in NVE
  • Samsung are collaborating with 15 partners on STT-MRAM innovations

    6 Apr 2014 | 12:27 am
    Back in June 2013 Samsung Electronics launched a global research outreach program aimed towards STT-MRAM innovation. The Samsung Global MRAM Innovation (SGMI) wanted wanted to reach out to colleges, universities and research labs from all over the world to explore breakthrough and innovative STT-MRAM research.Samsung ran a short ad campaign on MRAM-Info and Spintronics-Info to help discover partners. Samsung informed us that they received lots of best and most novel proposals on a range of compelling research subjects. They are now collaborating with 15 SGMI partners. Hopefully we'll someday…
  • Follow us on twitter

    27 Mar 2014 | 8:45 am
    Today we launched our very own twitter account. So now anyone can follow us on twitter to get all MRAM news directly to his feed. Just click here for our twitter page.If you want to stay updated on MRAM news, you can also of course get our e-mail digest or follow us on Facebook or Google+.
  • Avalanche has been awarded four key "milestone" STT-MRAM patents

    26 Mar 2014 | 2:30 am
    Avalanche Technology has been awarded four key "milestone" patents for its STT-MRAM technology and solid-state storage array system design. Avalanche has over 200 filed patents that covers the full spectrum from memory cell/circuit design and manufacturing to solid-state storage system development and deployment. Avalanche (founded in 2006 and based in California, US) developed patented Spin Programmable STT-MRAM (SPMEM) memory that uses a revolutionary proprietary spin current and voltage switching technology. The company wants to license their technology for embedded applications and also…
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    All things tech/ beautiful

  • Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the most corrupt of them all?

    Anupam Varghese
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    "Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the most corrupt of them all?"There is this story from the Bible [John 8: 1-11], of a 'condemned' woman, about to be stoned as the 'rules' then required, being brought infront of Jesus. His simple response was to ask anyone from the crowd who had never sinned, to throw the first stone. Each one of the accusers slithered away.I tried to imagine. If this incident had happened in the world we are living in today, not only would she have been stoned by the very people who had 'caught' her, each one of them; her captors would most likely also have been her past…
  • The Fly

    Anupam Varghese
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:21 pm
    There was once a fly, Shown a beautiful sky, Thrown a wonderful pie, O'er joyed! it tried, Flew higher and high, Till the lights drew nigh; Then hit a damn glass ceiling! Tried harder than hell,Cast all the spells,Rang all the bells,But down it fell,Godspeed him well! What could it tell? Kept hitting that damn glass ceiling! No longer a kid,Evolve it did, Diamond claws it hid;The skies now lit, This time it flew, Fast as it could; @###, who removed the damn ceiling?! Moral of the poem is: Always wear a helmet before you fly.
  • Can a facebook post be defamatory?

    Anupam Varghese
    13 Mar 2014 | 11:43 am
    The world wide web represents democratization of news and views. The sheer freedom it provides as an independent platform above and beyond geographic boundaries sometimes makes its users forget that they still need to operate within the limits imposed by the laws of the land they are otherwise governed by.I came across this interesting site published by some Asian School of Cyber Laws. It is an interesting portal which lists out a few dos and donts based on Indian laws. The gist is as follows: "Before posting on Facebook, ask yourself one question - If this comment…
  • Kerala Tourism Backwaters Campaign

    Anupam Varghese
    12 Mar 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Visit: to know more.I had an old post on the annual Aranmula snake boat race on my blog and the Kerala Tourism folks actually sent me a mail a few days ago with this campaign pic! Way to go.
  • White label Human ATMs a.k.a Business Correspondents

    Anupam Varghese
    12 Mar 2014 | 12:50 pm
    We should look at our inherent strengths to solve some of our pressing needs. As a country, there are a few things pretty peculiar about India. Take for instance, the sheer size of some of its problems. Some of our 'problems' are as large as a few other countries' entire populations put together. Herein lies the opportunity as well. We are also, a massive sea of humanity yearning to serve its unmet needs and earn our rightful place under the sun. Technology has a huge role to play as well; not at loggerheads but complementary.October last year, Abhishek (Eko) and Ignacio (ex BMGF) published a…
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  • Amazon Dash, A Free Barcode Scanning & Voice Recognition Wand That Lets You [Too] Conveniently Place Order Your Grocery and Electronic Goods

    5 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    AmazonFresh is a home grocery [electronic included] delivery to Seattle, San Francisco and Southern California areas. Subscribers get free same-day and early next morning delivery service on orders over $35. Amazon Fresh customers must subscribe to Amazon Prime Fresh at $299 yearly [30 day trial is available]. The subscription includes all the benefits of Amazon Prime that’s worth $99. Until now AmazonFresh subscribers can order goods through the Web site, but Amazon just unveiled Dash, a handheld Wi-Fi magic wand that lets customer scan barcode to order a week’s worth of good or speak to…
  • Beam Photos From iOS Devices to Chromecast enabled TV

    24 Mar 2014 | 7:20 pm
    While Chromecast users still have to rely on third party apps to stream photos from their smartphone to the TV, today Google released an iOS app called Photowall for Chromecast that allows one or a group of friends found in the same room to beam their photos to the big screen TV. The photos are arranged and animated on the same screen. User can annotate, doodle with colors before sending to the wall. Upon completion, optionally users can  have the app automatically create a YouTube video from the Photowall with music background (you can swap it out if you want. Preview some tracks from a…
  • Cadenza–An Orchestra in an App

    23 Mar 2014 | 6:00 pm
    A new Kickstarter project aiming to deliver a mobile app that helps musicians to practice alone concertos, sonatas and chamber music accompanied by a real orchestra following their every move. The project is emerged from Sonation, a music startup incubated at the Harvard innovation lab. Sonation created a similar app on the Mac OS including pieces from Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Vivaldi for violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, etc.. The app intelligently adapts the orchestra to the style and tempo of the musician playing. A valuable…
  • Moto 360 The Round Face Smartwatch

    19 Mar 2014 | 11:17 am
    Moto 360 is one of the new smartwatches based on Google’s latest platform Android Wear. The device is also the first smartwatch that attempts to mimic the traditional timepiece with a round face, a feature that could give the device a break into the mainstream. So far, smartwatches are often considered bulky, squarish, short battery life, the Moto 360 seems to address all the problems to bring to a jewelry-like wearable device with leather and stainless steel interchangeable bands and yet can perform all the functions of the smartwatch, including face changing and touch interaction and…
  • Android Wear: The Official Wearable Platform from Google

    18 Mar 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Despite other device makers such Samsung, Sony, etc. have pushed to the market smartwatches based on Android, today, Google officially unveiled its Smartwatch platform based on the company mobile OS Android. The platform is aiming for all forms of wearables, Google thinks it makes sense to start with the watch where the search giant hopes to bring contextual data along with updates from social networks, instant messages to the users using Google Now technology. Android Wear platform is voice-enabled, user can say “OK Google…” followed with inquiries to interact with Google…
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

    30 Oct 2016 | 9:00 am
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10AM PT, San Francisco 5pm - London | 1pm - New York | Thu, Oct 31th at 4am - Sydney | Thu, Oct 31th at 2am - Tokyo | Thu, Oct 31th at 1am - Beijing | 10:30pm - Mumbai Presented by: Carlos Andreu, Raj Balasubramanian Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free The webcast is based on an upcoming 'Mobile First' book that Raj Balasubramanian and Carlos Andreu are working on with O'Reilly Media. This hands-on webcast will cater to two class of developers - enterprise or backend developers who have dabbled in building web sites but hasn't spent much time on mobile,…
  • 12/09/2014 - Starting the quality system from scratch by Howard T Cooper

    9 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Topic: Starting the quality system from scratchDescription of Topic:The opportunity to establish a new quality system from scratch has three potential results. The most rewarding is a cross-functional systems approach that balances quality activities to achieve product performance requirements and meeting internal and external customer requirements (needs & wants). The least desired outcome is a failed quality system that is so dysfunctional that it threatens the organization’s very existence. The final result is a quality system operating between the extremes of the above-described…
  • 11/17/2014 - TJC and CMS Update – The Latest from Executive Briefings

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Description: This webinar will cover what’s new in The Joint Commission’s survey process and requirements.  Includes time for Q&A session at the conclusion of the presentation.Cost: $225Register online: Attendance:  Purchase of webinar series includes access for one phone line and one computer log‐in to the web‐based presentation, but there is no limit to the number of staff at your organization who you can invite to participate and receive continuing nursing education credits. The purchase also includes access to an audio recording of the webinar…
  • 10/20/2014 - Creating a Just Culture While Advancing Patient Safety

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Description: This webinar will cover how to advance patient safety in your organization and best practices on how to create a just culture.  Includes time for Q&A session at the conclusion of the presentation.Unlimited Attendance:  Purchase of webinar series includes access for one phone line and one computer log‐in to the web‐based presentation, but there is no limit to the number of staff at your organization who you can invite to participate and receive continuing nursing education credits. The purchase also includes access to an audio recording of the webinar so that staff can…
  • 09/22/2014 - Focus on Behavioral Health

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Description: This webinar will focus on the nuances related to creating a safe environment in behavioral health organizations.  Includes time for Q&A session at the conclusion of the presentation.Cost: $225Register online: Attendance:  Purchase of webinar series includes access for one phone line and one computer log‐in to the web‐based presentation, but there is no limit to the number of staff at your organization who you can invite to participate and receive continuing nursing education credits. The purchase also includes access to an audio recording…
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    Tech Cocktail

  • Sidestep the Small Talk in Your Next Meeting With Refresh

    Will Schmidt
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Las Thursday the iOS app Refresh announced the end of its beta testing and launched publicly. The move comes not too long after Refresh closed a $10 million Series A funding round in October, and Apple has since featured them on the main page under the Best New Apps tag. During their beta testing, the team at Refresh identified 2 key anxieties that exist for people when they meet others face to face: the anxiety of remembering and the anxiety of forgetting. According to the team, the former typically happens 15 minutes before a meeting or conversation and the latter occurs shortly after. The…
  • How Moveline’s Fred Cook Overcame Tragedy With Entrepreneurship

    Will Schmidt
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The Downtown Podcast recently interviewed Fred Cook of Moveline and talked to him about the most moving experience of his life: the Virginia Tech shooting. Cook was sitting in class when the shooting broke out and was able to jump to safety from a second floor window 25 feet high; some of his colleagues weren’t as fortunate. Needless to say the event was tragic, but Cook dug deep and found a silver lining. He decided to enter and run the memorial marathon, even though he had never run more than a few miles at a time, to keep his mind occupied on something constructive. He committed to the…
  • The App Developers Alliance Wants to Help You Build Smash-Hit Apps

    Will Schmidt
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:32 pm
    “The App Strategy Workshops are a no-brainer to attend,” says attendee Red Russak. “You come in and find all of the right people and all of the right resources in the same place. You can’t beat that.” The App Strategy Workshops are part of a 15-event series hosted by the Application Developers Alliance, a Washington D.C. based industry association dedicated to meeting the unique needs of app developers as creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs. The organization represents more than 30,000 individual members and 175 corporate members. The workshops convene industry leaders, app…
  • Watch DC-Based Zoobean on Shark Tank This Friday

    Ronald Barba
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    DC-based startup Zoobean, which offers a web recommendation service that helps parents discover apps and books for their children, recently announced that its founders, Jordan Lloyd Bookey and Felix Brandon Lloyd, will be featured on tomorrow’s episode of Shark Tank. The episode airs at 9 pm EDT on ABC. “We were thrilled to present Zoobean to the Sharks,” said Lloyd, Zoobean’s Chief Dad, in a statement. “We’ve been fans of the show since the first episode aired. We learned many key lessons from our experience on the show and have refined our service…
  • ASME Announces 10 Collegiate Entrepreneur Teams for the 2014 IShow

    Will Schmidt
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:18 am
    The annual ASME Innovative Showcase (IShow) is all about breaking down barriers. That is, the show was designed to celebrate ingenuity, the next generation of engineers, and to show college students that an entrepreneurial career path is both viable and respected. This year the eighth annual IShow will be held at the Newseum in Washington D.C. on Monday, April 28. The student entrepreneur teams selected to participate will pitch their ideas and products to a judging panel of industry experts consisting of Evan Burfield of 1776, Lynden Davis of the ASME Foundation, Steve Davis of SpaceX, Bill…
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • Weibo withstands weakness in tech

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:07 pm
    April 17 - The Chinese online messaging company, Weibo, had a strong start in its Nasdaq debut, showing that investor appetite for Chinese tech IPOs remains strong, setting the stage for Alibaba’s highly anticipated debut. Lily Jamali reports.
  • Micro-organs to shape the future of personalised medicine

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:38 am
    Apr. 17 - Researchers at Vanderbilt University are developing an artificial liver as part of a larger system of synthetic organs being built to test drugs. If successful, the technology will not only change the way drugs are developed and tested, but also provide doctors with a way to personalise treatment for patients with conditions like heart disease and cancer. Ben Gruber has more
  • BlackBerry: the crash that launched 1,000 start-ups

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    April 16 - Tech start-ups in BlackBerry’s hometown of Waterloo, Ontario are tapping talent from the struggling smartphone company and filling the void left in the region by its meltdown. Reuters correspondent Euan Rocha visits the region that could become Canada’s Silicon Valley.
  • Google Glass for sale

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:41 pm
    April 15 - Google Glass goes on sale to the public for the first time Tuesday, but for just one day. Analysts say the one-day availability fits into Google's strategy of trying to correct past missteps as it prepares for a widespread launch. Lily Jamali reports.
  • Titan Aerospace a sky-high platform for Google's internet ambitions

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    April 15 - Tech giant Google Inc. has acquired solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace as part of its strategy to deliver wireless Internet access to remote parts of the world. Titan is developing a variety of solar-powered "atmospheric satellites," which are designed to stay aloft indefinitely, providing aerial and telecommunications services at 1/100th the cost of current satellite platforms. Ben Gruber has more.
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    Softpedia News - Technology & Gadgets

  • MIT FingerReader Lets the Blind Read Normal Letters – Video

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    Blind people can usually read only words written in Braille, a tactile writing system written with embossed paper. Now, though, MIT offers an alternative. Braille is all well and good, but there is no question that the majority of books, newspapers, and signs are not available in that format. So a team of researchers from MIT Media Labs got together and created a ring, of sorts, that you strap around your finger and performs text-to-speech. Which is to say, a blind person can tie it to thei... (read more)
  • Toshiba: Google's Project Ara Could Extend to Wearables

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    Google’s Project Ara smartphone has drawn a lot of attention ever since it was unveiled in late 2013. Under the Ara umbrella, the search giant aims to build a modular smartphone in the hopes of bringing innovation to the increasingly sluggish industry. But are smartphones the only devices targeted by Project Ara? This appears not to be the case. At least according to Toshiba’s Senior VP of Technology Executive, Shardul Kazi, says Engadget. Toshiba is one of Google’s officia... (read more)
  • Slim Desktop Cases from Aerocool Are Identical Save for the Front panels

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
    We've seen many cases over the years, some launched on their own, some as part of a new product collection. Something along the lines of the latter situation has occurred right now, thanks to Aerocool. The short version of the story, so to speak, is that Aerocool has released two new desktop cases, called QS-101 and QS-102. The long version of the story involves many details pertaining to the interior and exterior design, and we're not just talking about aesthetics here. There's much to go ... (read more)
  • MSI 9-Series Gaming LGA1150 Collection Is Made of Four Motherboards

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:56 am
    Since Intel has revealed its collection of new central processing units, at last, motherboards ready to welcome them have started to crop up as well, all set to start shipping the moment the CPUs themselves do. What we'll be looking at here is the MSI 9-Series Gaming line. For those that aren't totally up to speed with recent developments, Intel has recently launched the Haswell fourth generation of central processing units. Although “launched” isn't totally accurate, since the c... (read more)
  • Leshcat Labs Outs New WHQL Catalyst Graphics Driver – Version 13.12 UnifL R3

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    Today, Leshcat Labs has made available a new WHQLed Catalyst graphics driver, namely version 13.12 UnifL R3, which is compatible only with the 64-bit variant of Microsoft’s Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 operating systems. This freshly released package is delivered in a brand new installer that contains the AMD Graphic Driver 13.251, as well as 3 AMD HDMI audio versions, namely (Windows 7), (Windows 8), and (Windows 8.1). In addition to that, Leshcat’s la... (read more)
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    Techvibes Global News

  • City of Waterloo Says It's as Committed to BlackBerry as Ever

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:24 pm
    BlackBerry is selling the vast majority of its real estate holdings in Waterloo. It's also laying off thousands of workers at its Waterloo headquarters. But the City of Waterloo is as committed to the Canadian smartphone maker as ever. The City of Waterloo this week stated it plans to continue "its long-standing partnership with BlackBerry in innovating and injecting new ideas and technologies to provide valued services that help build the best quality of life for its citizens." In addition to deploying BES10 and BlackBerry 10 smartphones for its workforce, the City of Waterloo also worked…
  • Is Techvibes Tech Fest Coming to a City Near You?

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:02 pm
        The Techvibes Tech Fest is a unique recruiting event that connects the hottest technology companies with the best talent in major cities across Canada. During each Tech Fest, CEOs and founders pitch hundreds of eager potential employees on why today’s top talent should work for their hot company. Past participating companies include Amazon, FreshBooks, Shopify, and BuildDirect. Each event boasts up to 500 attendees eying over 100 career opportunities across 10 or more hiring companies. Our Tech Fest events in Vancouver and Toronto garnered such tremendous feedback that we…
  • How Canadian Tech Can Change The Future of Work

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Ryan Porter was doing just fine, thanks. By all measure of how we in Canada define a successful career, Ryan had one. He was booked over 40 weeks as year as a career and motivational speaker (not the cheesy kind) for high school students and he had his first book on the market. Ryan was good to go. Until his speaking gig at a “work-bound” (read: “not going to university”) conference in Mississauga, Ontario, that is. After finishing his presentation, a young man named Michael approached Ryan. Practically in tears, Michael said “No one in my family knows I’m…
  • The Lessons I Have Learned While Building a Startup for Southeast Asia

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:28 pm
    PayrollHero was born out of our own need. In 2008 Michael Stephenson and I were looking to outsource our customer service for our real estate software company. We flew to the Philippines in search of a BPO (read: outsourcing company) and soon decided that instead of outsourcing to someone else, we should get into the outsourcing business. We setup a BPO in Manila, and it was in this BPO that we learned about the pains of time, attendance, scheduling, HRIS and payroll in Southeast Asia. Thus, PayrollHero was born. Here are a few of the lessons we have learned thus far.   THE MARKET IS…
  • The Main Thing That Defines Whether a New Company is a Startup or a Small Business

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:32 pm
    In recent years the trend of accelerating startups has really taken off in North America. There are well over 100 accelerators and incubators in Canada alone.  This wave of organizations dedicated to fostering new companies caused the words "incubator" and "accelerator" to quickly become interchangeable; this is fundamentally incorrect, however. So we looked at the differences between the two types of programs. Now it seems there is a similar confusion between startups and small businesses. Is a startup not a small business? And are small business owners not entrepreneurs? If you want to…
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  • Raised with personal examples of leadership...
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    "Listen, learn ... then Lead!" Gen. Stanley McChrystal [Part 3 of 4] 1533_ 4/17/14 - "I was raised with traditional stories of leadership: Robert E. Lee, John Buford at Gettysburg. And I also was raised with personal examples of leadership. And I was raised to believe that soldiers were strong and wise and brave and faithful; they didn't lie, cheat, steal or abandon their comrades. And I still believe real leaders are like that. But in my first 25 years of career, I had a bunch of different experiences." After McChrystal graduated from West Point, he was commissioned…
  • UC Denver Business School certifies sustainability
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:34 am
    A real boost to sustainability in Colorado and beyond 1532_ 4/16/14 - We asked Cliff Young, Associate Dean in the Dean's Office at UC Denver Business School about managing for sustainability. "The history of managing for sustainability was actually somewhat industry driven." The first of these classes started back in 2007-08 and has grown to where UC Denver currently has 12 different classes teaching sustainability and three specializations, internally here at the business school. They're all graduate specializations, so if a student takes any four of these classes, that…
  • Recovery from TBI, tough but there is help
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:27 am
    After suffering a TBI, healing & sharing became his passion... 1531_ 4/15/14 - Back in 2006 Garrett Bussiere was a professional athlete. It was his first year playing pro ball with the St. Louis Cardinals and he ended up sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and that was actually the last game he played in - July of 2006. He had a head injury and that was the end of his career and a very trying time in his life. Garrett was both a professional athlete and simultaneously finishing his undergraduate degree at Berkeley. What he found after the injury when he returned to Berkeley was that…
  • 2014 RMCGC - Capital Connection, Leadership Insights
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    2014 Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference 1530_ 4/7/14 - Enjoy seeing the photo album from 4/1/14 2014 RMCGC
  • Leadership,Teamwork and Globalization
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:42 am
    Transformational Leadership in a Global Economy (Part two) 1528_ 4/7/14 - A one-of-a-kind commander with a remarkable record of achievement, General Stan McChrystal is widely praised for creating a revolution in warfare that fused intelligence and operations. He is also known for developing and implementing the counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and for creating a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization that revolutionized the way military agencies interact and operate. A four-star general, he is the former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan and the former…
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  • Top 100 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Worldwide • March 2014

    Joshua Cohen
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:08 pm
    It's time for another installment of our monthly Tubefilter Top 100 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Chart and PewDiePie is back up in that #1 spot. Chart Toppers Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg's PewDiePie channel is back up at the top of the charts. The channel mostly devoted to video games with a (with a penchant for charitable causes, too) scored more than 286 million.2 views in the 31 days of March, a 15% increase over the month prior. Katy Perry jumped up a couple spots during the month to settle in at #2. That's thanks to the continued success of her controversial "Dark Horse" video. All in all,…
  • ‘Good Eats’ Host Alton Brown Invites YouTube Viewers To ‘Cook Smart’

    Sam Gutelle
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Alton Brown is the latest celebrity chef taking his cooking game to YouTube. The Iron Chef America host has debuted Cook Smart, a YouTube series focused on inventive cookery techniques. Cook Smart is styled similarly to Good Eats, the Food Network program Brown hosted for more than a decade. As he did on his TV show, Brown brings a scientific approach to his YouTube channel, encouraging his viewers to get creative. He also injects a touch of his trademark dorky humor to the recipe. In the first Cook Smart video, Brown shows off a kitchen hack that turns an egg carton into a dolly for holding…
  • Aziz Ansari And Eric Wareheim’s ‘Food Club’ Is On A Boat

    Sam Gutelle
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:10 pm
    There’s a new club setting sail on the Internet, and it’s out to award some of the best restaurants Los Angeles has to offer. Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, and Jason Woliner are the members of the Food Club, a new web series on Wareheim’s JASH channel. Don’t be fooled by Food Club‘s seaborne opening sequence or its members’ nautical hats–this web series is actually a total landlubber. It features its three stars (and lowly underling Swab Yang, played by Parks and Recreation writer Alan Yang) as they travel around the LA culinary scene. Restaurants that…
  • Major League Gaming Hires Machinima Exec To Lead Programming Push

    Sam Gutelle
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    As the success of Twitch has proven, e-sports is one of the fastest-growing categories in the online video industry, and the top e-sports league in the world is looking for a  bigger piece of the live streaming pie. Major League Gaming (MLG) has announced the hire of former Machinima exec Ryan “Fwiz” Wyatt, who will head up MLG.TV, the company’s online video division. Wyatt started his career with MLG before moving over to Machinima to head-up the gaming-focused multi-channel network’s live and eSports programming. He was an essential part of the formation of…
  • Here’s Netflix’s Trailer For Season Two Of ‘Orange Is The New Black’

    Sam Gutelle
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:19 am
    With less than two months to go until the season two debut of Orange Is The New Black, Netflix has released a trailer reintroducing viewers to Piper Chapman and her fellow inmates. When the first still shots of season two were revealed back in March, we learned that Orange Is The New Black will pick up right where it left off. The new trailer gives us further hints about how season one’s cliffhanger will be resolved, while also introducing viewers to a tougher, edgier, and more cynical protagonist than the Piper who led season one. We also get our first look at Vee, a menacing new…
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  • Unblock and Surf Websites Anonymously with Unblk

    21 Mar 2014 | 12:58 am
    Did you ever thought to surf websites that are blocked in your workplace by your company network proxy or in your school/college, they block websites such as social networking websites or websites to download files. Unblock is a new tool to surf websites anonymously. Unblock any website using tool’s zero-configuration proxy technology. Stay anonymous and ensure your privacy. It’s free and it just works.With the privacy of user surfing with the tool is well concealed as user only access the unblock website while the tool do the actual fetching for the user. Unblk tool…
  • Bangalore based Ezetap raises funds from American Express

    20 Mar 2014 | 10:10 am
    Bangalore-based payment device maker Ezetap Mobile Solutions has raised undisclosed amount of funding from American Express to expand its services across Asia and Africa. Ezetap said that the funding investment is minor.Founded in 2011, Ezetap is mobile point-of-sale provider which is actually combination of a device that reads credit and debit cards and an smartphone app, the device can be mounted on audio jack of any smartphone with Android OS 2.2 or higher.Till date Ezetap has raised some $12 million in funding. Just a month back, Ezetap received venture funding of $8 million i.e. around…
  • Tango, Mobile Messaging App raised $280 million via Alibaba

    20 Mar 2014 | 5:14 am
    Tango, the mobile messaging app, has raised $280 million in a new in Series D funding round led by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. The investment gives Alibaba a minority stake in the messaging service.Following footsteps of Facebook who recently bought WatsApp messaging app, Alibaba has invested in Tango messaging app. Moreover Alibaba has also introduced a WeChat competitor called Laiwang however the service isn’t doing good in the market so far.Precisely, out of $280 million Series-D funding Alibaba invested $215 million and the remaining amount of funding came from Tango’s…
  • Property portal Revamped

    12 Feb 2014 | 12:29 am
    Property Portal of India has completely redesigned the key pages – Homepage, Post Requirement form and Search pages and modified its other sections. In an attempt to ensure that the users continue to make Magicbricks their 1st Stop in Property Search the site has seen fundamental design shifts in terms of the layout, usability & navigation.Being the leader in the property space with the highest number of visits to any property portal in India (comScore ‘Nov 2013 Data), Magicbricks once again pushes the envelope to create a clutter-free website.“We’ve…
  • Legendary WinAmp Media Player to Shut down next month

    23 Nov 2013 | 8:35 am
    Good old famous media player Winamp since 1997 is set to get non-exist past December 20, 2013 as per Winamp official website. The download of website will not available after its current latest version 5.66.The Winamp website has stated – “ and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download. Please download the latest version before that date. See release notes for latest improvements to this last release. Thanks for supporting the Winamp community for over 15…
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  • Mini Mobile Robotic Printer [Kickstarter]

    Daniel Flucke
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I’ve started thinking more about the idea of a truly portable office recently. Between my phone and my laptop, I ought to be pretty much set to work anywhere. There’s only one important device I need that I can’t fit into my laptop bag: the printer. As tech gadgets constantly shrink, the printer has remained stuck at a certain size. A printer can’t be smaller than a sheet of paper. Can it? According to Zuta Labs, a startup founded by graduates of the Jerusalem College of Technology, it can be. The Mini Mobile Robotic Printer They’re currently running a campaign on Kickstarter for a…
  • Twitter Turns 8 and May Be Changing [Infographic]

    Jeremy Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    I just had a conversation today about what Twitter is doing. They turned 8 this year, went public with shareholders, and now have to live by different rules, which means making a profit and getting more people on the platform. I love Twitter because of it’s niche approach to social media, but is it possible that Twitter could be changing? Over the next couple of weeks and months, bloggers and ministry leaders that run your ministry’s social media need to keep an eye on what shifts start to happen. Here are some key facts that I have fully adopted while running numerous social…
  • The 8-Bit Easter Hymnal

    James Cooper
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    We love computer games and their plunky music here on ChurchMag and we’ve already posted about the wonderful original 8-Bit Hymnal and the very festive Christmas 8-Bit Hymnal. Well, the fab Mr Tyler Larson has been at it again and there’s also now the third and final instalment in the 8-Bit Hymnal – the Easter 8-Bit Hymnal – with 12 Easter Themed tracks you can download FREE from Noisetrade! The tracks/hymns which have been given the 8-Bit treatment are: Easter Intro (A Tyler Larson Original) Christ The Lord Has Risen Today I Know That My Redeemer Lives The Strife is…
  • Where Do You Draw the Line with Humor?

    Rachel Blom
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Recently I shared a (what I thought was) funny meme on my Facebook where Jesus was depicted making a joke (see below). It turns out, not everybody has a sense of humor when it comes to Jesus. I got some reactions from people who were ‘offended’ and ‘disappointed’ that I would post something like that. I admit, it bothered me a bit, and you know why? I never even hesitated before posting it. To me, it was so clearly funny, and not even close to being offensive. Or a profanity, as one commenter labeled it. It has really made me wonder: Where do you draw the line with…
  • How to Deal with Being Called a Nerd [Video]

    Eric Dye
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Raise your hand if you are a nerd or geek! You can draw your own distinctions, but both Christian nerds and Christian geeks find ChurchMag a great place to be. We’ve covered the differences between the two several times: The Difference Between Geeks and Nerds, Based on Research? Are You A Geek Or Nerd? [Infographic] What’s The Difference Between Nerds & Geeks? #EPIC Rap Battle: Nerd vs. Geek [Video] Despite these differences, I think we all share the common thread of being teased or given a hard time growing up. At last year’s Denver Comic Con, a little girl asked Wil…
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • Chiral breathing: Electrically controlled polymer changes its optical properties

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences) Electrically controlled glasses with continuously adjustable transparency, new polarisation filters, and even chemosensors capable of detecting single molecules of specific chemicals could be fabricated thanks to a new polymer unprecedentedly combining optical and electrical properties.
  • Surprising material could play role in saving energy

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Northwestern University) One strategy for addressing the world's energy crisis is to stop wasting so much energy when producing and using it, such as in coal-fired power plants or transportation. Nearly two-thirds of energy input is lost as waste heat. Now Northwestern University scientists have discovered a surprising material that is the best in the world at converting waste heat to useful electricity. This outstanding property could be exploited in solid-state thermoelectric devices, with potentially enormous energy savings.
  • Multitarget TB drug could treat other diseases, evade resistance

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A drug under clinical trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for a class of broad-spectrum drugs that act against various bacteria, fungal infections and parasites, yet evade resistance, according to a study by University of Illinois chemists and collaborators. The team determined the different ways the drug SQ109 attacks the tuberculosis bacterium, how the drug can be tweaked to target other pathogens from yeast to malaria -- and how targeting multiple pathways reduces the probability of pathogens becoming resistant.
  • Rapid whole-brain imaging with single cell resolution

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (RIKEN) In collaboration with several Japanese institutes, researchers at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center in Japan demonstrate an easy and fast way to achieve whole brain imaging for 3-D analysis of gene expression profiles and neural circuits at the systems level.
  • Bright points in sun's atmosphere mark patterns deep in its interior

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Like a balloon bobbing along in the air while tied to a child's hand, a tracer has been found in the sun's atmosphere to help track the flow of material coursing underneath the sun's surface.
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    Spot Cool Stuff: Tech

  • The 3 Best Laptop Computers Under $300

    Spot Cool Tech Stuff
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    Three bills. That’s all you need to get a quality laptop. It won’t be a laptop with a huge screen or an ultra-fast processor. It won’t run complex video-editing programs or graphics-intensive games. But it can be a laptop that’s light weight, well-built and more than capable of performing the basic array of computer tasks — emailing, web surfing, streaming videos, running spreadsheets and word processors, et al — if you know which ones to buy. Spot Cool Stuff has taken a look every laptop computer that’s available for $300 or less. Here’s a review of…
  • Learn Trick and Special Effect Photography

    Spot Cool Tech Stuff
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:35 pm
    The incredible photos you see on this page seem like the sorts of shots you need to be a professional photographer or PhotoShop genius to create. In truth, you needn’t be either. Almost anyone with a digital SLR and a dash of creativity can take stunning, surreal shots — if they know how. That’s where Evan Sharboneau comes in. Sharboneau, a photographer extraordinaire, has gathered his years of experience into one condensed (and incredibly cool) course: Trick Photography And Special Effects — The Ultimate Guide of Tricks, Techniques and Ideas that Create Mind-Twising Images.
  • Small Package. Big Streaming Media.

    Spot Cool Tech Stuff
    20 Mar 2014 | 9:30 am
    Big things come in small packages, they say. “They” must certainly have a Roku 3 Streaming Media Player. It’s Spot Cool Stuff’s new favorite way to watch streaming videos and on-demand television — and cost-effective too. It works like this: You connect the little Roku 3 box to the internet, either through an Ethernet cable or wifi. Then you hook the box up to your HD television1 via an HDMI cable. And — voilà — you are ready to watch television (and listen to music and play games . . . more on that in a moment). Roku claims this tiny magical box will bring you…
  • Kanex Multi-Sync Bluetooth Keyboard

    Spot Cool Tech Stuff
    22 Jan 2014 | 4:58 am
    Lots of people use a wireless Bluetooth keyboard to type on their MacBook laptops, on their iPads, on their televisions (via Apple TV) and on their iPhones. But not many people use a single keyboard on all those devises — unless they have a keyboard like the Kanex Multi-Sync Bluetooth Keyboard. The Kanex Multi-Sync can pair to as many as three Bluetooth devices simultaneously. Buttons on the top of the keyboard make switching between devices seamless. Very cool. The Kanex model is not the only keyboard on the market that allows for such multitasking. But it does have some key features…
  • Can Artificial Gills Allow Humans To Breathe Underwater?

    Spot Cool Tech Stuff
    17 Jan 2014 | 9:53 am
    Being able to breath underwater, à la Aquaman, sounds like a made-up superpower. But it needn’t remain the stuff of pure science fiction. After all, fish manage to breath underwater. And some, like the lungfish, are adept at breathing air too. Theoretically, for a human to breath underwater all that’s required would be some sort of gill-like system. Enter Jeabyun Yeon, a student at the Samsung Art And Design Institute, who thinks he’s come up with exactly that. Dubbed the Triton Oxygen Respirator, Yeon’s design features miniature artificial gills extending out from a…
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    Christopher Kusek, Technology Evangelist

  • Using PowerCLI to Shutdown a VM resize vCPU and Memory and Power back on!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    You ever been in that situation of “Oh no, I need to modify a VM to increase/decrease the number of vCPUs and Memory, but I can’t do it during normal business hours” Or whatever the situation may be?  Well, fellow #vExpert @BoBolander and I were discussing this recently, and worked together to create this!  This also will apply if you’re doing this to multiple virtual machines! Well, look no further. :) You can script this, as in to execute it as a script to happen while you’re at home asleep during your maintenance window, but also even if you’re modifying a simple VM…
  • Free VMware vCenter Log Insight book on Understanding Real-time Log Analytics!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    I’ve been meaning to post this blog for a few months now, but hey here it is now! This little gem was posted some time ago Free eBook: vCenter Log Insight sweet post right?! I mean, I’m sure you’ve played with vCenter Log Insight at this point like VMware Log Insight EXPOSED! Splitting your Syslog with an axe! … But even if you haven’t check it out and get a dive into this cool technology to advance your datacenter! Click here to get your free copy of Understanding Real-time Log Analytics. You’ll need to fill out a little form but beyond that you’re set! Check it out! <3
  • The Definitive Guide to the Brocade Distinguished Architect

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:16 am
    If you’ve been in the FICON, Data Center SAN, Internetworking or Converged networking tracks at any point in your career then the Brocade Distinguished Architect is the ultimate pursuit available within the Brocade family, and it is by no means easy, frankly quite the opposite!   That said though, hopefully this can help steer you in comfort in the direction of a pursuit of this designation or the tracks leading up to it! The Brocade Distinguished Architect is a series of exams. Oh, a series indeed! It is actually achievable by finishing 3 of the 4 tracks listed below.  These…
  • OMG! Free Brocade Certification Exam and Training (150-810) Good ‘til May 2014!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:07 am
    So there I was going through my Brocade Certification track in pursuit of the Brocade Distinguished Architect (More details in my next post ;)) and I came across this little gem!   Free Voucher, Free Training, free-all to knock out one of these exams! Awesome, right?!? This is broken down into a few key steps; Register for Brocade online learning Enroll into the course. Study the Material Register for exam. Brocade Certified Ethernet Fabric Professional (150-810) 55 questions in 90 minutes. Register using code: {REDACTED requested by Brocade University :)} Ooh, Ooh! So they asked I…
  • OMG! Free Microsoft Virtualization Certification Voucher! (MS 74-409)

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:38 am
    So you’re all like, Whaaaaaat?!!? That’s right. Until June 30th 2014, you can get a free voucher in super fast fashion! Visit this handy link; Then just click on the “Get Free Voucher” – Which will pop up with a window like this; (And Yes, it is an ACTUAL Pop-up so pop-ups cannot be blocked) Here is the real catch, you click the green check mark itself. Yes it says that, but sometimes we ignore the words it says.  :) Then it will ask you to login to your Live account, or create an Microsoft Virtual Academy…
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    Jim Gaudet

  • How NOT to get an F on your Heartbleed scan

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Jim Gaudet - Web Development, IT Consulting and WordPress Support “My server isn’t vulnerable to the Heartbleed attack, yet I’m still failing on my SSL security report.” Okay, first of all, if you haven’t already checked your server’s SSL rating, go check out this great tool from Qualys SSL Labs! Not sure how to read it? Well, a big red F means your server is […] c00lGuy - How NOT to get an F on your Heartbleed scan
  • Heartbleed, OpenSSL and WAMP

    Jim Gaudet
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    Jim Gaudet - Web Development, IT Consulting and WordPress Support Plugging OpenSSL Bug on Wamp If you are running a WAMP server and use OpenSSL you need to make sure you update your software and reconfigure WAMP. Do not worry, it’s not difficult :) How to Fix Heartbleed Bug on Wamp You need the latest version of OpenSSL for Windows (64 or 32) Go to […] Jim Gaudet - Heartbleed, OpenSSL and WAMP
  • How to Speed Up Your Computer (Keep your PC Clean for FREE)

    Jim Gaudet
    18 Mar 2014 | 8:58 am
    Jim Gaudet - Web Development, IT Consulting and WordPress Support Cleaning up a PC Microsoft started Patch Tuesday a long while ago which pushes out security updates in a batch each month. The patches are sent out on the second Tuesday of each month. I like to use this time to run some basic maintenance tasks to help keep the PC clean as well speed […] Jim Gaudet - How to Speed Up Your Computer (Keep your PC Clean for FREE)
  • Multi-Subnet IPSEC VPN with Fortigate OS 4 and Sonicwall

    Jim Gaudet
    12 Jan 2012 | 5:59 am
    Jim Gaudet - Web Development, IT Consulting and WordPress Support Fortigate and SonicWall, creating a multi-subnet VPN? You’re Not Crazy! Sometimes things just do not work they you *think* they should! But, as soon as you see how linking the fortigate to the sonicwall does work you’ll see that it really is easy. I was first going to write an entire post telling you all […] Jim Gaudet - Multi-Subnet IPSEC VPN with Fortigate OS 4 and Sonicwall
  • Changing Text Color or Background Color with the DataTables jQuery Plugin

    Jim Gaudet
    24 Jun 2011 | 7:18 am
    Jim Gaudet - Web Development, IT Consulting and WordPress Support Sometimes you would like to change the text color in a row (or cell) based on text already in the table. Luckily the dataTables plugin allows you to do this using their fnDrawCallback callback function. I am sure that there is a better way to this, but I couldn’t find an easy solution so here’s […] Jim Gaudet - Changing Text Color or Background Color with the DataTables jQuery Plugin
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  • Survey finds companies want a kinder, gentler, more engaged IT department

    Ron Miller
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    While it seems clear enough that that the role of IT is changing, it's always nice to have some actual data to back that up, and a new survey by Avanade found that expectations about IT really are changing and that's having a huge impact on IT 's role inside organizations. Photo Credit: Quinn Dombrowski on Flickr. Used under CC 2.0 license.
  • Short Stack: OpenStack takes center stage at Red Hat Summit, OpenStack governance challenges

    Ron Miller
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:42 am
    It's Wednesday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, The Short Stack, where I scour the web looking for the most interesting OpenStack links I can find. This week includes news from the Red Hat Summit and the challenges faced governing a project the size of OpenStack.
  • Microsoft could lose with Windows phones and still win on mobile administration

    Ron Miller
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    Microsoft's latest phone OS, version 8.1, was released yesterday and reportedly had some tools IT should love, which would be great if people were buying Windows phones in large numbers, but they're not. But Microsoft has been smart enough to make these management tools work across platforms and they could win IT hearts and minds --even if users continue for the most part to reject Windows phones. And a win's a win, right? Photo Credit: Microsoft. All rights reserved.
  • Counting down until BlackBerry's end of days

    Ron Miller
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    When BlackBerry dropped T-Mobile this week as a carrier, it was just the latest bad move by a company in steep decline. The questions is, how is this company still standing? At this point, it can't be much longer. Credit: CanStockPhoto
  • Cloud 5: IT culture shift, VMware adapts to BYO and McKinsey finds IT needs kick in the keister

    Ron Miller
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    It's Friday and that means it's for my regular weekly feature, The Cloud 5. This week look at how moving to the cloud requires a cultural shift in IT, VMware embracing the BYO movement and McKinsey finding IT needs stop resisting the cloud. Photo Credit: Ron Miller
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  • Lesson One: Major Scale

    Brad Grier
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    Ok, this may seem a bit weird to regular readers of my blog, but I’m going to be archiving my coursework in my Berklee/Coursera programs on this blog. Perhaps someone else will get some value out of it, or offer hints or suggestions for improvements. Either way, it’ll make it a very easy reference to me and my growth through this course Coursera — Developing your musicianship — Peer Assignment 1 — Lesson One: Major Scale Write in your own words the definitions of harmony, ear training, and interval. Harmony — the relationship between notes played at the same time, or chords. Notes…
  • Our Foster on Facebook :D

    Brad Grier
    21 Mar 2014 | 9:29 am
    National Puppy Day! And Annie!! Post by Brad Grier. Our Foster on Facebook :D originally appeared on on March 21, 2014.
  • (TYPE A OR B) WeeklyBeats9

    Brad Grier
    26 Feb 2014 | 8:57 am
    WeeklyBeats submission for week 9. I may have gone over the top on this one. Intro is very heavy handed. Experimented with the new Z3TA+ synth for iPad, as well as the current stable; Thor, SunrizerXS, Nave, and a little Magellan. Lots of pans. Some compression. A big experiment in many ways.… I hope you enjoy! Album Art a shot from Artwick’s original Flight Simulator for the Apple ][. Update: Love the comment I received on it over at WeeklyBeats: Nice! Soundtrack for the birth of a new galaxy! Sounds great in my ATH-M50s! (TYPE A OR B) WeeklyBeats9 originally appeared on on…
  • WeeklyBeats7 — Cold Night

    Brad Grier
    16 Feb 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Cover for my latest submission to WeeklyBeats 2014. Wanted to go for an atmospheric sound again, something more ambient. Maybe this worked. Maybe not, but it came out as a complete unit. Also tried sticking to a small ‘band’. In this case used instruments from SampleTank: Blue Phaser electric piano, Xpander Phat synth pad, Cosmic Pad synth pad, and Minimoog echo 2 synth lead. Also brought in some Abstract Atmosphere 50 from Garageband — which I used as my DAW. Image is from something I took out the window a bunch of years ago. Loved the light pillars in the minus 40 weather.
  • Better than Flappy Bird. Because Orbits!

    Brad Grier
    14 Feb 2014 | 9:54 am
    Yeah, Flappy Bird got old quick, but this little gem has me trapped in its gravity well (see what I did there?). Flappy Space Program, just like Flappy Bird, is simple. Click to launch your bird. Now, keep tapping to overcome gravity and launch your bird into orbit. Simple no? Ok, now add another bird. Then another. Oh, they collided. It’s Friday. You’re welcome Better than Flappy Bird. Because Orbits! originally appeared on on February 14, 2014.
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  • Unlock the Fitness Tracker Already in Your iPhone 5S

    Nicole Nguyen
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Hey there, smartphone addict, did you know that there's an activity tracker already built into your iPhone 5S? Yep, it's called the M7 motion coprocessor, and it measures motion data from things like the phone's accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass. The incredible thing about the M7 is that it requires way less battery power than the A7 main chip. Breeze (free) is a new daily fitness tracking app that taps into the iPhone 5S's motion coprocessor and presents you with that data in an elegant way. Instead of rocking a Jawbone UP or a Fitbit, which run upward of $100, just keep an iPhone 5S in…
  • Everything You Need For the Perfect Geeky Easter Basket

    Lisette Mejia
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
    You've already made some awesome geeky Easter eggs, so now it's time to fill all those Easter baskets! Instead of the typical chocolate bunny, we found some ideas that'll impress all your geeky family and friends. We promise not to judge you for buying them for yourself either. Source: Think Geek View Slideshow ›
  • This App Turns Android Phones Into SLR Cameras

    Nicole Nguyen
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Slapping on any old Instagram filter is easy. Adjusting contrast and saturation . . . that's a little bit more difficult. But adding that dramatic macro-effect lens blur? That's hard for any photography app to do successfully and subtly. The newly updated Google Camera App (free) for Android phones has a new feature called "Lens Blur" that required a lot of research and engineering to get just right. The result is shallow depth of field perfection. The Google Camera app works a bit differently than a professional-grade SLR lens, obviously. In the app, users edit the lens blur effect after the…
  • Please Welcome the Solar System's Latest Addition!

    Kelly Schwarze
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    Meet Peggy, Saturn's new moon - Newser Google builds a camera for your contact lens - ReadWrite Four signs The Matrix director's next film won't be crap - Cracked Oh good, science found a cure for your optimism - Geekosystem Was that an AT-AT spotted on the set of Star Wars Episode VII? - /Film These are your must-have workout headphones - Chip Chick Tom Hiddleston embraces his creepy side in new movie - POPSUGAR Entertainment Source: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
  • Facebook's New Feature Is a Real-Time Friend Tracker

    Nicole Nguyen
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    Facebook is rolling out Nearby Friends, a new opt-in feature that takes the term "Facebook stalking" to a whole new level. If you turn on Nearby Friends, Facebook will use your GPS location to notify friends when you're in the area. The reverse is also true - if you enter the same area as your friends, Facebook will tell you who is around. Creeped out? The social networking company stresses that Nearby Friends is optional. Both you and your friends must have the feature enabled to see each other's locations. Your location can also be limited to specific lists (for example: friends, family, or…
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  • Xiaomi MiKey adds another button to your Android device

    Mike Jefferson
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:36 am
    Last year we wrote about device called Pressy that connects to your Android device and works like a button with a specific function. Today we have a similar device that comes from Xiaomi, so let’s see what it can do. Xiaomi is famous for its smartphones, but this time Xiaomi has released a special accessory for your smartphone. MiKey is a tiny device that connects to your headphone jack, and it works like a button, and you can add all sorts of functionality to it. For example, you can set it to dial a specific number, launch an app or you can assign any other function to it. As you can see,…
  • LG unveils Smart Lamp and OLED Table Lamp

    Mike Jefferson
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:20 am
    We have all sorts of smart devices in our homes, and speaking of smart devices, you might be interested in smart lamps that come from LG. LG has unveiled its Smart Lamp which is basically a smart bulb that connects to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth connection. This means that you can control the bulb thanks to the Android or iOS app, and you can even customize nine working modes that Smart Lamp supports. For instance, in Sleep Mode the light will slowly fade away as you fall asleep, and it will brighten when your alarm clock rings. In addition, LG also revealed OLED Table Lamp, and…
  • HP Slate 8 Pro Business Tablet is now available

    Mike Jefferson
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    Tablets are everywhere, and if you’re a business user and you’re looking for a new tablet, you might want to have a look at latest device that comes from HP. HP Slate 8 Pro Business Tablet has been recently released, and it is an 8-inch device and it comes with 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution and 4:3 aspect ratio. The device is powered by NVIDIA Tegra 4 ARM Cortex-A15 quad-core CPU and 1GB RAM. Additional specs include 16GB of internal storage space, a microSD card slot for expansion, micro HDMI port, micro USB cable, 8-megapixel back camera and 720p front camera for video calls. We also…
  • HTC Desire 316 gets spotted on HTC China website

    Mike Jefferson
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:31 am
    Devices from HTC are well-known, and speaking of HTC, it seems that this company is working on a new affordable smartphone. HTC Desire 316 has been spotted on HTC China website, and this should be mid-range and affordable device. This 5-inch device uses 540 x 960 resolution and it’s powered by quad-core 1.2GHz CPU. In terms of memory there’s 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage space, but you can expand it thanks to a microSD memory card slot. Additional features include 5-megapixel back camera, VGA front camera for video calls and 1950 mAh battery. As for the software, this smartphone…
  • Western Digital My Passport Pro: World’s first portable Thunderbolt hard drive

    Mike Jefferson
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:44 am
    Moving large amount of files or backing them up is a lot easier when you have an external hard drive, and today we bring you one more external hard drive. Thunderbolt external hard drives tend to be rather big, but that’s not the case with latest external hard drive that comes from Western Digital. My Passport Pro is according to Western Digital world’s first portable Thunderbolt hard drive, and this hard drive is just a bit thicker compared to a regular external hard drive. In terms of storage there are two models available, 2TB and 4TB, and they are configured as RAID 0, but users can…
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  • iPega Quad Core HD Gaming Console – Android throws down another challenge to the major game device brands

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:16 am
    Android’s everywhere nowadays, in fridges, toasters, washing machines and your Aunt Maude’s curling tongs, so we’re totally not surprised to see it coming out in force on handheld gaming consoles. There have been a number of major devices announced, but this is the first we’ve seen from a Far Eastern brand trying to break the scene. The iPega Quad Core HD Gaming Console is a 7 inch, 1280×800, 1.6Ghz quad core handheld which comes with 2 [...] 184 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Cell Phone Recon – set up your very own NSA operation from your laptop

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:39 am
    How would you like to set up your very own security service? You know, like spying on people, keeping tabs on their conversations, all the things our governments enjoy so much right now? You would? Great. We’ve got a nice little tool for you to use, right this way. Mind your head on the CCTV cameras as you come in. The Cell Phone Recon is a little USB gadget which combines with a secret app which [...] 214 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Just Reach Out – forget PR agencies, all you need is this tool. Apparently…

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:22 am
    We love it when new startups make big bold statements, because it’s so much fun watching them try to live up to them over the subsequent weeks and months. So it is with Just Reach Out, a new online service which apparently believes it can completely replace PR firms with a single Reach Out box. The idea is you visit the site, enter in the topic of your press approach (e.g. ‘I want to connect with [...] 211 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • ChargeKey – the most useful thing you can put on your keychain right now

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:11 am
    If you carry around a smartphone, you need to keep it charged. But just as importantly, you’ll often want to move stuff to and from the handset, whether it’s photos, music or just plain old data files. The choice of tools to get this done are legion, but for our money, one of the coolest and most effective gadgets you can have with you is this ChargeKey, a two-in-one data and charge cablette. The tiny device [...] 261 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Imagine your luggage is just code – get ready for a future where we don’t own things, but instead make and destroy on demand

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:41 am
    Finnish designer and creative director of 3D systems, Janne Kyttanen, has recently posted a video outlining a possible future where 3D printing is embedded in our lives in a completely new way. He asks us to imagine a world where everything we own – in this case specifically our vacation luggage – is stored as nothing but computer code. Instead of carrying our belongings with us on holiday, the idea is we print it all [...] 532 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
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  • #TMDDIdYouKnow In mature markets, LTE effective price per GB is $14.5 on average

    Carlos Valdecantos
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:16 am
    Based on the below benchmark, built by PA Consulting on May 2013 collected price points, in European/North-American markets, LTE is priced at around  £8.7 (or $14.5 US). This average however hides a very heterogeneous reality where several operators (in Norway, France or Canada) charge more than £12 (or $20 US) per GB of LTE mobile […]
  • The death of SMS: What got you here won’t get you there!

    Carlos Valdecantos
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:05 am
    An interesting post has been published in our corporate blog related to nowadays role of the SMS and the impact of the different OTTs affecting its takeup. Here’s a summary of it:  The death of SMS: What got you here won’t get you there! The 20th anniversary of SMS saw it outnumbered for the first time by mobile […]
  • #TMDDidYouKnow Global mobile broadband penetration beyond the 20% threshold

    Carlos Valdecantos
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:48 am
    According to the below data from We Are Social, the world average mobile broadband penetration has now reached 21%, meaning that 1 out of 5 persons worldwide has access to mobile broadband. Several large regions like Central America, Africa or South Asia are however still below 10% penetration. Source: We Are Social, Jan 2014 (using […]
  • #TMDDidYouKnow In terms of data cost, 1 voice minute = 41 mVoip minutes

    Carlos Valdecantos
    6 Apr 2014 | 12:49 am
    According to Citigroup, research done in Europe shows that subscribers can have an average of 15 high quality minutes of mVoIP for the same cost of data as a single voice minute. This ratio goes up to an average of 41 minutes of mVoIP for the same cost as a single voice minute when looking […]
  • Emerging countries’ leading mobile operators charge an average 51% premium on data offers

    Carlos Valdecantos
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:52 am
    The below benchmark shows that leading telecom operators in African countries were charging some of the highest premiums on data bundles when compared to their market competition. Whereas operators in Middle East and Asia were charging on par and some even below par as their competitors. Notes: average premium that a market leader charges in […]
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  • Ex-Symbian, Psion exec crowdsources heartfelt song stemming from Boston Marathon tragedy

    Alpha Doggs
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    National Public Radio's WBUR has revisited a story it did last May in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing that featured a Massachusetts songwriter named Stephen Randall who penned a tune called “We Will Run Again.”
  • UConn-Comcast launch security research center during Heartbleed week

    Alpha Doggs
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    Credit: UConn John Schanz, Comcast EVP and Chief Network Officer, announcing the Center of Excellence for Security Innovation at UConn
  • Field Museum goes Gigabit

    Alpha Doggs
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    I'm used to seeing research institutions cranking up insanely fast Internet connections, such as the University of Florida has done with a 100Gbps link to Internet2.
  • Video makers torture kids with unexplained Walkmans

    Alpha Doggs
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    A couple of YouTube video makers are back at it again, driving kids crazy by putting an old piece of technology in front of them and recording their reactions. This time, the Sony Walkman, the portable casette player that debuted in the late 1970s and eventually gave way to digital music players like the iPod. The kids poke and prod the devices, and nope, it's not a walkie-talkie, as one young man...
  • No, really darling, I'm using Instagram, not Twitter

    Alpha Doggs
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    A University of Missouri School of Journalism doctoral student has found that active Twitter users are a lot more likely to have run-ins with their romantic partners and that this can lead to breaking up and cheating.
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  • Barbed Wire Industry Protests Bethesda's Latest Game

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Even though this video is a parody, it's funny because that's how critics of video games usually react to everything. Comments
  • Microsoft's New All-in-One Media Keyboard

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:04 pm
    What do you guys think of Microsoft's new all-in-one media keyboard? I am currently using a Logitech K400 with my HTPC but this looks like it might be a worthy replacement. Comments
  • [H]ardware Round-Up II

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Cooling: Cooler Master Nepton 280L @ APH Networks Motherboards: Gigabyte G1.Sniper A88X @ Bjorn3D Power Supply: Antec TruePower Classic 550W @ NikKTech Storage: OCZ Vertex 460 240GB SSD @ Vortez Video: MSI R9 270 Gaming OC Edition 2GB @ XFX R7 240 Core Edition @ Hardware Secrets
  • Watch Magnetically Actuated Micro-Robots Build Stuff

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Aghhhh! Micro-robots are going to kill us all! Or just build a bunch of stuff. Either way, we should all be panicking! Comments
  • All Flights Required To Have GPS Tracking System By 2020

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Why wait until 2020 to enforce this rule? Why not require airlines to comply by next week and fine them for every day they are not in compliance. That would set a fire under their asses. The FAA is accelerating the implementation of the next generation of aviation tracking following the disappearance of the Malaysian Airline Boeing 777. The agency has been working on a system called Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast, or ADS-B, radio network. It allows controllers to monitor an aircraft from the time it takes off to the time it lands, using GPS satellite tracking, rather than…
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  • Mobile is so over - so here are 20 possible "New" Next Things

    28 Mar 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Interesting 2 paragraphs from Fred Wilson's blog, talking about "what's next": But the roadmap has been clear for the past seven years (maybe longer). The next thing was mobile. Mobile is now the last thing. And all of these big tech companies are looking for the next thing to make sure they don’t miss it.. And they will pay real money (to you and me) for a call option on the next thing. It isn’t clear if the next thing is virtual reality, the internet of things, drones, machine learning, or something else. Larry doesn’t know. Zuck doesn’t know. I don’t know. But the race is on to…
  • Candy IPO Crushed

    26 Mar 2014 | 4:57 pm
    King Digital stock price fall on IPO day courtesy Yahoo Finance It was no great surprise to us that the makers of Candy Crush, King Digital Entertainment Plc , had a less than illustrious IPO. As we wrote in February, it was high time to run for the IPO gate before it closed on them, and they have. Good luck to them, they now have $500m in the bank now, a useful cushion against the slings and arrows of outrageous future misfortune. The c £8.5bn valuation (now c $7bn) will not be quite so easy to live with, I suspect. But nothing changes our analysis since February, this stock is a still very…
  • Facebook vs Google - let the Gogglewars begin

    25 Mar 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Who needs Google Glass with these goggles... Facebook has bought a tiny Virtual Reality company with a near-virtual product for $2bn (mainly stock) - Grauniad. Facebook has bought the virtual reality technology firm Oculus VR for $2bn [£1.2bn], it announced on Tuesday. In a surprise revelation, the social networking company said it had paid $400m in cash and the rest in more than 23m shares, currently worth $1.6bn [£970m], plus an additional $300m pegged to future performance. A detailed company statement said that Facebook recognised how Oculus had built a solid following among game…
  • So long Archie and Veronica - the Birth of the Web killed you

    12 Mar 2014 | 9:32 am
    Everybody loved Archie & Veronica before 1993 Today is the 25th "birthday of the Web", although strictly speaking that was the first proposal submitted, a memetic sperm if you like. The actual thing only came out in any recognisable form about 4 years later in 1991. For me it arrived 5 years after it's birth. It was summer 1994, the day I downloaded the newly released NCSA Mosaic software on Windows (It was already out on UNIX, but I didn't have a UNIX tin anymore). Suddenly, all that stuff I'd been doing before was easy (FTP, Gopher et al). The thing about Mosaic was it was easy to use,…
  • Drone chasing lawyers

    10 Mar 2014 | 11:10 am
    Kudos Gangstersout blog Two pieces of news in quick succession - Friday, drones are cleared for use commecially in the US* - Pando Daily: Drones might soon be coming to a neighborhood near you. A federal judge has ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration has not explicitly outlawed the unmanned aerial vehicles. This will allow all number of businesses, from beer distributors to photography companies, to operate their drones without running afoul of the law. The ruling was made in favor of Raphael Pirker, a drone pilot fined by the FAA for “operating a drone recklessly while filming at…
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  • Court Rules Can Use LA Slogan To Criticize Bobby Jindal

    Timothy Geigner
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Last month, Tim Cushing wrote about how the Lt. Gov. of Louisiana, Jay Dardenne, had sued over a billboard that used the state's trademarked "Pick your passion!" slogan. The suit was filled with so much technicality-probing nonsense, one wondered how a judge would be able to look through it without needing a couple of long naps. Chief among the claims was that folks seeing the billboard might somehow think the Lt. Governor was responsible for criticizing the Governor, Bobby Jindal, despite the fact the billboard wasn't meant for commercial purposes, criticized the same government…
  • DailyDirt: How Old Can People Get?

    Michael Ho
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Some biblical characters lived for hundreds of years. (eg. Methuselah lived to be 969.) However, people living now don't quite get that old. Aging is a mysterious process that is slowly killing everyone, and there are more than a few projects working on ways to avoid death. Immortality could be a blessing or a curse, and maybe someday we'll find out which it is. Suspended animation is a real medical procedure, and some techniques are being tested in emergency rooms. The FDA has approved a procedure that will be used at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital to replace near-fatal patients' blood with a…
  • Nike, Huge IP Proponent, Blatantly Infringes Shawne Merriman's Trademark

    Timothy Geigner
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Let's lay out a couple of things we know. First, trademark is one of the better IP laws out there, ostensibly designed to limit customer confusion between brands (though it's still open to significant abuse). We also know that Nike, maker of all things apparel, firmly believes in the strongest of protections against anyone infringing on any of their intellectual property. We also know that Nike firmly believes that limits on copying sure as hell don't apply to Nike. But I'm not sure we knew just how brazen they could be. Such appears to be the case when Nike decides to just blatantly use…
  • Eli Lilly Enlists Congress In Fight Against Canada For Refusing Patent On Useless Drug

    Mike Masnick
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Eli Lilly bet its entire business model on patents years back, rather than on creating useful products that people want to buy. Lately it's been having trouble getting new patents, and is reacting extremely poorly to the fact that its last-gasp efforts to get new patents aren't working. As we've noted, a few years back, Canada rejected some patent applications for some Eli Lilly drug after the Canadian patent board "determined that the drug had failed to deliver the benefits the firm promised when obtaining the patent." In other words, after realizing that the drug is not useful, Canada…
  • Square Enix: DRM Is Here To Stay

    Timothy Geigner
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    There may have been a time in the past few years when you'd have sworn DRM was on its way out the digital door. Between free-to-play games, strong consumer feedback, and the overall failure of DRM to actually stop anyone actually interested in pirating games, movies or music, there just didn't seem to be much point any longer. With the advent of new crowdfunding business models, DRM made even less sense. But not only is DRM still around, legacy players using it are actually torpedoing otherwise useful leaps forward in business in story after story. And, despite the fact that some entrenched…
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • The Art of Successful Negotiation

    Adriana Galue
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Adriana Galue considers the strategies and tactics involved in negotiation and the idea that adversarialism may not always be helpful when negotiating in business. Growing up in Latin America (LATAM), I was raised within  the framework that negotiating always involved adversarialism. Still today, when we talk about  “negotiating a good deal” in  LATAM, we think of a winner and a loser.Recently, while attending the Boulder, CO conference Startup Phenomenon, I had the great opportunity to expand my current perspective of what it means to successfully negotiate. During her…
  • Rormix Secures Funding From The North West Fund for Digital & Creative

    Emma Owens
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Manchester-based Rormix has secured investment from The North West Fund for Digital & Creative. Rormix helps users to discover music videos by independent and emerging artists via a mobile app and Youtube multi-channel more
  • Lessons From A Scarecrow

    Bev James
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Bev James considers how a countryside bike ride inspired her to think about the importance of innovation in business and how to deal with change effectively.  When I want to relax and unwind there is nothing I enjoy more than getting my bike out and going for long rides in the countryside around my home. As well as keeping me fit and healthy I find that regular exercise in the open air is a great way to clear my mind. read more
  • 5 Global Expansion Tricks for the Ambitious Entrepreneur

    Allan Watson
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Allan Watson outlines his 5 Global Expansion Tricks for the Ambitious Entrepreneur.Your company may only have three employees and be headquartered in your parents' home, but that doesn't mean you can't dream about globalization. Expanding your startup globally is an entrepreneur's dream that you cannot ignore, what with all of us living in an increasingly connected world. Here is a list of five global expansion tricks that will pique your ambitions and propel you towards the path of startup more
  • Ingrid Vanderveldt, EIR At DELL And The 1 Billion That Will Make The Difference.

    Katerina Zherebtsova
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Katerina Zherebtsova of The NextWomen interviews Ingrid Vanderveldt, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at more
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  • CA Clarity Playbook Strategy Planning Demo

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Watch this video to see how CA Clarity Playbook gives your organization anywhere, anytime access to: Define strategy based on business goals, objectives, initiatives Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders on strategy Improve alignment of investments & resources to objectives Visualize real-time investment financials in context of plans Request Free!
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    16 Apr 2014 | 8:50 pm
    The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Information Security research:PC Security Handbook - 2nd EditionBeginner's Guide to SSL Certificates: Making the Best Choice When Considering Your Online Security OptionsSecurity Trends 2014Top 10 Reasons to Strengthen Information Security with Desktop VirtualizationRequest Free!
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    15 Apr 2014 | 7:20 pm
    The iPad CTO Kit brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your IT Management related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your IT Management research:iPad Tips and Tricks - A Guide for Executives and ManagersWebsite Security Threat Report 2013Five Considerations for Putting Dev/Test in the CloudTaking Windows Mobile on any DeviceRequest Free!
  • Microsoft 70-640 Windows Server 2008 - Special Edition Practice Exam Prep Software and Study Guide

    26 Mar 2014 | 11:50 am
    Use the Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring CramMaster to study for the Microsoft 70-640 exam. This CramMaster contains 450+ questions, multiple-choice answers, detailed explanations, and comes bundled with select content from the 70-640 Exam Cram book. Candidates for this exam typically have a minimum of one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in an environment of 250 to 5,000 or more users, three or more physical locations and three or more domain controllers.Microsoft 70-640 Windows Server 2008 covers the following recommended…
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    26 Mar 2014 | 11:50 am
    The Microsoft 70-410 exam is part one of a series of three exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. Passing this exam validates a candidate's ability to implement and configure Windows Server 2012 core services, such as Active Directory and the networking services. Passing this exam along with the other two exams confirms that a candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012…
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  • Planning and Executing Webinars That Generate Leads

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    People who sign up and show up are motivated to solve a problem or fill a need, and they already trust you to some degree. You want to make sure that the webinar you produce meets their expectations – while maximizing your opportunities for conversion. Webinars have much in common with real-world events and can deliver a similar quality of leads, at a lower cost per lead. Producing a webinar provides its own set of unique challenges, but with strategic planning, a project approach, and attentive execution, you’ll find yourself creating thoroughly professional webinars.Request…
  • Everything You Need To Know About Switching To A Chromebook

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Chromebooks are Google’s take on the laptop. They run a slimmed-down operating system optimized for getting on the web with just the Chrome browser and Chrome apps. If you can do everything in your browser with web-based services and online storage, you can switch to a Chromebook. Many Chromebook users haven’t actually “switched” to a Chromebook — they’ve purchased a Chromebook as an additional device, not one that replaces their current computer entirely. A Chromebook is the simple laptop you pick up when you need to browse the web, watch videos, type…
  • Earn Money Online: writing, transcribing and tutoring gigs

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    When you’re talking about making money online, the words scam and slave labor get thrown around fairly often – and not without cause. But there are plenty of legitimate ways to earn a decent secondary income online if you’re savvy enough to avoid the false offers that are simply too good to be true, and if you possess any of a wide variety of marketable skills. First of all, if you ever come across any sort of advertisement claiming some sort of magical guru can teach you how to make thousands of dollars easily from the comfort of your home, run away fast. That is unless…
  • Best Windows 8.1 Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Internet Explorer

    10 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    When it comes to Web browsing on your Windows 8 tablet, chances are you’ve already picked your favorite browser for the job. But you might be missing out. The best browsers can enhance your surfing experience with fast speeds, comprehensive standards support and intuitive navigation. We put the three leading browsers for Windows 8′s “Metro” mode — Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer — to the test to see which one will serve you best. With this download you will also receive free weekly coverage on the latest technology news and developments…
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    10 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Still using the stock Android browser? You’re missing out. Android users can choose from a plethora of browsers, bringing a richer mobile Web experience to your smartphone or tablet. We considered Android’s top third-party browsers, Firefox and Opera, along with relative underdog Dolphin, then tested and compared them to Chrome to see which one deserves to be the default choice on your smartphone. With this download you will also receive free weekly coverage on the latest technology news and developments from Laptop Magazines eNewsletter.Request Free!
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  • Grab the Crayons, All Your Celeb Girl Crushes are in this Coloring Book

    Chip Chick Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:13 am
    Ready to take your girl crush to the next level? No, not that level. Please don’t do that. Instead, get Color Me Girl Crush. It is a coloring book, but it is so much more. Color Me is actually a whole series of pop culture-infused coloring books from Mel Elliott, which includes what appears to be an entire coloring book devoted to Ryan Gosling. Anyway, the subject at hand, Color Me Girl Crush, covers pretty much all the bases when it comes to possible girl crushes – Rihanna, Lena Dunham, ’80s Madonna (distinction necessary), and a whole bunch of others, including Beyoncé,…
  • Toyota Redesigns the Camry for 2015

    Chip Chick Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:57 am
    One of the most recognizable cars on the road is going to be a little less recognizable starting this year. The reigning bestselling car in the United States, the Toyota Camry, is getting a design overhaul for the 2015 model. Toyota made the announcement today at the New York Auto Show. The redesign takes the same chassis and builds an entirely new car on top of it, using nearly 2,000 new parts. In fact, looking at exterior and interior, the only direct holdover from the previous Camry is the roof. The result is a slightly longer car with a sharper, more sporty front end. Meanwhile, the…
  • Google’s New Android Camera App Packs in Lens Blur

    Chip Chick Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:33 am
    If you have an Android device running 4.4 KitKat, chances are you have a pretty solid camera on the back. To help you get the most out of it, today Google released Google Camera, a new app with a few new photography features to play around with. Google Camera is the latest attempt at getting smartphone cameras to approximate DSLRs. One way that’s possible is with lens blur – using the new app, you can bring subjects tightly into focus, while blurring the background (like with the ever-popular bokeh effect). You can also change the subject of the shot after you’ve taken it…
  • 5 Incredible Cases for the Galaxy S5

    Chance Kinney
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:22 am
    Well, April 11th has come and gone, and that means some of you have the Next Next Next Next Next Big Thing in your hands. You might even be reading this on it! But, chances are your precious new Galaxy S5 is badly unprotected at the moment – or worse, badly lacking in style. It’s OK – the case makers have long been ready for the arrival of Samsung’s new smartphone. There’s already a veritable sea of cases to swim through, but fortunately for you, we’ve already navigated those waters. Here are some of the top Galaxy S5 cases in the early going. Speck…
  • Lenovo Rolls Out 6 New PCs, Including Svelte A540 All-in-one

    Chip Chick Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
    Lenovo A540 Desktop AIO Lenovo announced six new PCs today, the centerpiece being a new family-friendly all-in-one computer that sounds like it’s been designed for the living room. Following the trend of computer-as-entertainment center, the new A540 AIO is slim and adjustable, with the promise of solid visuals. It has a 23.8” 1920 x 1080 IPS display, housed in an aluminum shell. An Intel Haswell core i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 840A graphics processor do the heavy lifting, while audio is handled by JBL speakers and Dolby Home Theatre. If the A540 so far sounds like…
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  • New Google Camera App Lets You Defocus Background

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    One of the reasons why people prefer an SLR camera over compact cameras or camera phones, aside from the image quality, is that an SLR camera allows you to take photos with a shallow Depth of Field. Shallow depth of field makes the object of interest "pop" by bringing the foreground into focus and de-emphasizing the background. Achieving this optical effect traditionally requires a big lens and aperture, and therefore hasn’t been possible using the camera on your phone, at least, optically. Google has introduced a new mode, called Lens Blur, in the Google Camera app that lets you…
  • 5 Ways to Have Fun With GIF Images

    8 Apr 2014 | 3:53 am
    Back during the days of Geocities, no website would be complete without a healthy dose of 256-color animated GIF images thrown in wherever possible. Twenty years later, GIF images haven’t aged a bit. Now more mature (and sometimes not), they still rule the internet in one form or the other whether they be providing demonstration of complex machinery, or showcasing something beautiful or posting awful memes. Today, social media websites and networking sites are teeming with thousands of interesting and funny GIF images. Here are 5 ways to make animated GIF images more enjoyable. GIF Print…
  • Popcorn Time is Netflix Type Movie Streaming for Pirates

    12 Mar 2014 | 12:29 am
    It has been argued, and quite successfully, that piracy can be fought back by making content readily available to paying customers. Services such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu are based on this very model and appears to be largely successful, both in business and in cutting down piracy so much that BitTorrent traffic has been reduced in North America to only 7.4% from 31% five years ago, while Netflix now accounts for nearly one-third of total internet traffic in the continent. This is all great if you live in the U.S. But what if you don’t? Movie streaming through the…
  • How to Convert Image URLs Into a Thumbnail Gallery

    11 Mar 2014 | 12:10 am
    There are typically three ways to share or post images on blogs, discussion boards and social media sites – 1) embed the full image with or without the image URL, 2) embed a thumbnail sized image with a clickable link to the original image or 3) post only the URL of the image, clickable or not. Each one has its merits and demerits. Embedding the original image allows the visitor of the blog or website or the intended recipient to view the full image without any further action. However, if the images are large like those from a digital camera with a several megapixel sensor, it might be…
  • Nothing to Hide, A Game Inspired by Govt. Surveillance

    10 Mar 2014 | 9:28 am
    Nothing To Hide is an anti-stealth game that carries a not too subtle message. The protagonist is a teenage girl named Poppy, who lives with her father in a world constantly under government surveillance. Poppy must sneak out of the house and across the city but without alerting the government's numerous surveillance tools. While a typical stealth game requires the player to stay out of enemy’s sight and security cameras, Nothing To Hide, being an anti-stealth game, requires Poppy to stay in sight of the cameras at all times. Wandering outside their view for longer than a few seconds gets…
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  • Enjoy Amazing Games on Your Android Phones for Free

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:31 am
    The Android system is a great hit among most mobile users as it providers user with a wide range of free mobile apps and games. Let’s look at 5 top free Android games. Angry Birds – This puzzle game is a great hit among Android users. In the game has to take of a flock f birds as their eggs are stolen by some evil pigs. One has to use a slingshot to launch these birds into the structures that the pigs hide in. As one advances the stages they get to play with different birds having different skills that help them t defeat the pigs. Abduction – In this game one has to save the cows from…
  • The Social Media Election Campaigning and Its Issues

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:20 am
    India is going through some highly turbulent times and as the 16th general elections began on 7 April 2014 the stakes are higher than ever. This is undoubted the largest election in the world with a mammoth of 814 million registered voters will make their choice from 543 representatives to represent the population in the lower house of the parliament. With an estimated 65% of the population under the age of 35, India is one of the youngest countries globally to vote this time. Political parties have fielded younger candidates and efforts are being made by all political parties to construct a…
  • Good News for the Industry, DMTI launches Post Graduate Program in Digital Media Marketing

    9 Apr 2014 | 11:40 pm
    The Digital Marketing Training Institute has launched the country’s first one-year full time Post Graduate Program in Digital Media Marketing. The program is focused on preparing fresh graduates & marketing professionals to enter the fast growing digital industry. The program is a first of its kind – the only program that integrates digital marketing with traditional marketing. A six-months paid internship will be provided to all participants and there is also a guaranteed placement at the end of the year. “The PGPDM breaks away from the traditional MBA & other similar…
  • Windows Phone 8.1’s Cortana not coming to India until 2015

    4 Apr 2014 | 11:56 pm
    According to the reports, Microsoft has launched Windows Phone 8.1. This phone is capable of bringing the mobile operating system equal to Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. This Windows Phone 8.1 comprises of many features but its key feature is ‘Cortana’. Cortana, a highlighting feature of Windows Phone 8.1, provides notifications to the users regarding phone calls, emails and messages. It lets the users set appointments and reminders and perform searches. It also allows the users to operate the music player etc. In addition to all these, it is able to track users’ online…
  • Beyond Oculus VR, 5 Tech Cos Working On 3D Virtual Reality

    4 Apr 2014 | 11:43 pm
    3D virtual reality is one such technology that has always been the core of attraction over the decades. This technology has been continually fascinating the people; no matter related to tech world or not. Over the times, many technologies, inventions, innovations, claims and researches have been held and conducted over the name of 3D virtual reality but nothing firm, till date, has been presented before the world especially analogous to what is used in the movies section around the world. But 2014 may become the year which may out an end to this curiosity of people around the world, since…
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  • WebLogMag Responsive Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    WebLogMag by WebLog Templates is a Blogger template that can be used for several blog types, from personal to business. It’s also excellent for magazine-type and news sites because of its interesting image layout and image slideshow header. WebLogMag is responsive so you can use it with both mobile and desktop devices, and its social bookmark-ready functions will allow you and your users to easily share your content. A clean, simple, and minimalist layout ensures that you can pack in as much information on the page without cluttering up the design. Other features of WebLogMag are: 4…
  • Typefocus Free Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:04 am
    Typefocus is a minimalist yet efficiently designed Blogger template that’s perfect for simple blog layouts, personal blogs, or blogs that are focused on written content. With its muted gray color scheme and red accents, this simple and elegant one-column template features nice typography and image thumbnails, plus a well-designed sidebar and responsive layout that can be used with both desktop and mobile platforms. Typefocus is adapted from WordPress has a fixed width layout and a top navigation bar, plus social media icons that you can use for sharing your posts. If you want your…
  • Flat Diary Free Premium Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Flat Diary by SEO Blogger Templates is a very simple and attractive template with a flat design, thanks to its clean layout and a burst of color. It offers plenty of customization options while remaining uncluttered and easy to use. Other features of Flat Diary template are: Responsive Design – This template can be used on both desktop and mobile devices. Browser Compatibility – Flat Diary works on almost all browsers. SEO Friendly Unlimited Color Style – You can easily change the template’s color without having to edit its theme code Google Fonts – Flat Diary…
  • How To Hide Spam Links In Blogger Comments

    Carmela Maraan
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:14 am
    Paul Crowe’s tutorial from Spice Up Your Blog will help show you how to automatically hide spam links in your blog comments. It removes any spammy links from future AND past comments, which will prove especially convenient when you’re too busy to sift through your comments one by one (like I do). There are two ways to do this. 1. CSS Paul’s first tactic is to use a small piece of CSS that will completely remove links in the comments. This removes the anchor text (link included) while retaining the rest of the comment. 2. jQuery The second technique involves placing a small…
  • Kaizen Free Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    18 Mar 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Want a fun yet clean template to spruce up your blog’s look? Try Kaizen Awesome Magz Blogger template! This is great for magazine-type blogs that offer plenty of information at a glance. This template is fully responsive so it’ll work well with different types of devices, and its flat yet lively design will give your blog a modern and cool feel. Kaizen Awesome Magz Blogger template’s features are: Subscribe Mail Widget Post by Label Widget Social Widgets Custom 404 Page Floating Menu Back To Top 2 Columns SEO-ready Adsense-ready 3 Columns Footer Featured Content Slider…
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  • Flickr Brings Auto-Upload Feature for Android Users

    Radu Tyrsina
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    A lot of things have changed since Marissa Mayer took over as Yahoo!’s CEO, and on of the biggest shifts has been the focus on mobile. And since Yahoo! is a services company, by mobile we mean apps and software, as well as the overall online presence. Flickr is one of the most known image... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • [How To] Control PC From Your Android Device Using Chrome Remote Desktop

    Manish Kumar Singh
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:06 am
    Back in 2011, Google released Chrome Remote Desktop (CRD), an app which allowed users to access a computer from other computers in a secured way. Although the idea was quite intuitive, we had several similar apps even back then, hence this tool never got much attention. Recently, we heard that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Daily App: Monument Valley (iOS): Insanely Great Game!

    Nimish Dubey
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:38 am
    Some games thrill you. Some excite you. Some get you addicted for reasons even you cannot figure out. And then there are those games that leave you simply stunned. Monument Valley comes bang into this last category. Those of you who have read our app reviews in the past will know that we are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 3 Interesting Things Revealed by ‘Project Tango’ Teardown

    Radu Tyrsina
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    As if Project Ara and the concept of modular phones wasn’t enough, Google has impressed everybody with the concept behind Project Tango - currently a prototype, it aims to be a really unique Android smartphone, with “special powers”. At its current state of development, Project... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Amazon’s Smartphone Gets Teased: 4.7-inch 720p, 3D UI, 2GB RAM, 13MP Camera

    Radu Tyrsina
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:44 am
    A few good years ago, to think that Amazon could be planning its own smartphone was a crazy thing to believe, but not anymore. After building its first eReader device and release improved versions, the behemoth online retailer has released its own tablet, as well. And now, after a lot of rumors,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Top 6 Steps to Build Your Business on Instagram – Part 2

    Caroline Prince
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    In our previous post, we discussed three of six ways in which Instagram can be an effective tool for businesses to broaden their reach. Let’s look at the final three ways below: 4. Capitalize on the supporting features: Caption this – Add a caption to your images. The caption on an image can serve as a conversation starter. Questions or thoughts accompanying your images are an effective way to get those comments flowing in. #HashtagsFTW – Include popular hashtags related to your business in your posts to make it easier for people tracking those tags to make their way onto your brand…
  • Top 6 Steps to Build Your Business on Instagram – Part I

    Caroline Prince
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Instagram being an image and video sharing platform, allows businesses to get creative with their social networking: right from showcasing products to engaging their customers with visual, yet relevant, treats. Businesses can tap into the potential that this platform offers by tailoring their profile and their content in the right way. Here is the first part of a two-part series on steps that businesses can follow to capitalize on Instagram’s capabilities. 1. Get that profile right: Your profile is the first step towards building a strong presence on Instagram. Choose your username…
  • We are now a Bing Ads Accredited Firm!

    12 Mar 2014 | 5:55 am
    Our excellence in the digital advertising world has been recognized yet again! Dot Com Infoway (DCI) is now a Bing Ads Accredited Professional firm! This stamp of approval from a very renowned and reputed accreditation body positions our company as an expert in managing Bing ad campaigns for our clients. It demonstrates our thorough understanding of the online advertising marketplace, and our ability to make the most of clients’ search and pay per click campaigns. By qualifying for accreditation, we have earned a listing in Bing’s Accredited Professional Membership Directory and…
  • Top 5 Content Marketing Strategies For B2B Businesses in 2014

    Mercy Livingstone
    5 Mar 2014 | 3:17 am
    It is an oft stated fact that having a solid, well-planned content marketing strategy is vital to both B2B and B2C companies. However, it is only recently that B2B companies have begun to realize the importance of a properly documented content strategy. According to the annual report, “B2B Content Marketing: 2014 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America”, by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), 93% of B2B companies use content marketing and 42% considered themselves confident and competent in running successful content marketing campaigns. The conclusions drawn from the study…
  • DCI Listed on Best Development Company (BDC) Directory

    20 Feb 2014 | 7:28 am
    Dot Com Infoway has been listed on the BDC directory among top development companies. Profile Link: Best Development Company is a leading independent research-based online resource directory of the best mobile app development, web development and Internet marketing companies in the world. The firm uses its proprietary research methodology to make a qualitative assessment of the best companies across the globe. Based on variables such as development patterns, skills, expertise, customer satisfaction etc, a cumulative score is assigned to…
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  • FreeBSD quarterly status report

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:48 pm
    The first quarter of 2014 was, again, a hectic and productive time for FreeBSD. The Ports team released their landmark first quarterly stable branch. FreeBSD continues to grow on the ARM architecture, now running on an ARM-based ChromeBook. SMP is now possible on multi-core ARM systems. bhyve, the native FreeBSD hypervisor, continues to improve. An integral test suite is taking shape, and the Jenkins Continuous Integration system has been implemented. FreeBSD patches to GCC are being forward-ported, and LLDB, the Clang/LLVM debugger is being ported. Desktop use has also seen improvements,…
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS released

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is the first long-term support release with support for the new "arm64" architecture for 64-bit ARM systems, as well as the "ppc64el" architecture for little-endian 64-bit POWER systems. This release also includes several subtle but welcome improvements to Unity, AppArmor, and a host of other great software. Is it just me, or do releases of major Linux distributions simply not create much excitement anymore? I remember a time when these releases were hotly anticipated and much debated. These days, they go by and nobody really seems to care. Is this a reflection of shifting…
  • Samsung promises Tizen handsets again

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Yoon said Samsung was working to introduce at least two smartphones running on its own Tizen operating system, a major step in the market leader's bid to break out of the Android universe. Sure.
  • In 2001, Nokia developed its M510 internet tablet

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:06 am
    As it turns out, Nokia developed an internet tablet all the way back in 2001. It was called the Nokia M510, several thousand units were made, and it was functional. Sadly, market research showed that consumers were not yet ready for a device like this, and so the project was cancelled. It had a 800x600 display, ran EPOC (Symbian), and sported wifi. The stories are in Finnish, and since I don't speak Finnish, I had to rely on Google Translate (as a translator, this made me feel dirty). Now that Nokia's devices division is essentially dead, it wouldn't surprise me to see more of these stories…
  • Windows Phone 8.1 released

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    Microsoft released Windows Phone 8.1 to those who enrolled in the developer preview program (i.e., everyone). Ars' Peter Bright in his review of 8.1: The result feels a whole lot more mature and a whole lot more capable than its predecessor. The 0.1 version bump, chosen to align the phone platform with its desktop sibling, belies the true nature of this upgrade. It is substantial, and makes Windows Phone tremendously better. We might still wish that there were a few more apps, and that developers spoke of the platform in the same breath as iOS and Android, but even in spite of this, Windows…
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  • Pendulumic S1 Stance Wireless Headphones

    Brian Mitchell
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Pendulumic has just released the $200 S1 Stance wireless over-ear headphones geared towards audiophiles and musicians. The Bluetooth headphones were created by renowned audio engineers for those who understand and appreciate the immersive audio experience that a closed, over-the-ear headphone provides, value wireless portability, and crave the superior dynamics that its built-in amplifier provides. With […]
  • Tell Facebook Friends Where You’re ‘Traveling To’

    PC Magazine
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Facebook has unveiled an update to its “Update Status” box that allows users to indicate that they are “traveling to” a particular destination. To access it, click on the “What’s on your mind” section to unveil the more specific options one can use in the field. Click on the smiley face icon to bring up […]
  • Olympus Stylus SH-1 Digital Camera

    Brian Mitchell
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Olympus just announced the $400 STYLUS SH-1, the first compact digital camera equipped with optical 5-axis image stabilization for both still images and videos. Other noteworthy features include a powerful 24x, high-powered optical zoom lens, full 1080 60p HD video and built-in Wi-Fi. Advanced technology, including a 16-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and the TruePic VII […]
  • Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse

    Brian Mitchell
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Logitech just released the world’s first gaming mouse with a 12,000 DPI sensor and advanced surface and weight tuning. The Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse features the Logitech G exclusive Delta Zero technology, claiming to be the world’s most powerful and accurate sensor. Combining a huge DPI range of 200 all the way […]
  • Pentax 645Z Medium Format DSLR Camera

    Brian Mitchell
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Ricoh announced the $8,500 PENTAX 645Z medium-format DSLR digital camera, which features a 51.4 megapixel CMOS sensor, Full HD video and a responsive shooting experience with three frames-per-second. The camera assures super-high-resolution images with a stunningly realistic sense of depth combined with vivid colors and rich shadow detail. The resulting images feature a uniquely distinct […]
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  • Google Uses Algorithms to Create SLR-Like Photos

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    Google is lifting up the hood of its new Lens Blur feature for its camera app, showing how the company can make a photo taken on a smartphone look like it was shot with an SLR camera.
  • Uber Faces Rebukes in Europe

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    The company’s global problems add to the bumps the company face in the United States, including opposition from taxi groups and driver complaints.
  • Facebook’s New Twist on Location Sharing Puts Users in Control

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    The social network is rolling out a new feature, Nearby Friends, that allows mobile users to broadcast their general location to their friends. But simple privacy controls give users the power to decide how much more to share.
  • Europeans Look Beyond Their Borders

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    To gain traction, many European tech founders often focus on their individual home markets, but that strategy is starting to change.
  • Twitter Goes After a Facebook Cash Cow

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    The social network will begin offering "app install ads," which prompt smartphone users to try new games and other apps. The category has been a lucrative franchise for Facebook.
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  • Lifelong Free VPN Service for Online Security & Anonymity

    Deepesh Agarwal
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:44 am
    With the increased penetration of internet in our everyday life, issues with online privacy and security are becoming a key concern. The data that we input through the internet is not as secure as we hope it to be. VPN creates a virtual link or an Internet tunnel that connects two physical networks in separate locations and is accessible to all users. Security is guaranteed as the data sent through the tunnel is encrypted – hence the term is “private.” This security feature guarantees that there is no possible malicious interception by third party, such as hacking or espionage. And the…
  • How To Install SSH Server As Root On Android 4.4 KitKat

    Deepesh Agarwal
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:54 am
    One of the first thing any advanced user should do after installing Android on their mini-pc is to install an SSH Server to enable remote-access from a computer for faster and easier tweaking, one can simply opt for an free SSH Server app from Google Play like SSHelper for a no frill, click-n-install SSH access to your Android box. However, if you prefer a GUI-less access with FULL-ROOT privileges from both WinSCP and Putty follow the tutorial shard ahead.
  • Unofficial Custom Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM For Radxa Rock

    Deepesh Agarwal
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:13 am
    One of the biggest advantage of Radxa Rock the quad-core mini-pc over Raspberry Pi is that it supports dual-booting with support for both Linux and Google Android. In last tutorial we configured Samba file-sharing on Ubuntu based Linaro Linux image on the Rock, and today I am going to share an excellent custom Google Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM for Radxa Rock which works well with everything working out of the box. If you are thinking why Android when we have a full-desktop OS like Linaro (based on Ubuntu) running on some powerful hardware, then the answer is because Linux still lacks Hardware…
  • [Video] OrCam Smart-Glasses Offer Visually Impaired Sight

    Deepesh Agarwal
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    It's really very exciting to see technology used in applications which are not some shiny new gadget for entertainment but something life-changing for it's user, while we have been reading a lot about Smart Glass technology which is being projected as being useful in many use-case scenarios like entertainment hub, a augmented-reality interface to the technology around us, medicine and even adult-entertainment. OrCam is the sort of use, everyone would love to get developed specially the ones who are visually impaired. OrCam utilizes the power of today's advanced "Artificial Vision" technology…
  • [Video] Land Rover Debuts The 'Transparent' Car Technology And It's Super Useful

    Deepesh Agarwal
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
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    Rex Hammock's RexBlog

  • Hey, General Mills Lawyers: Better Eat Your Wheaties

    Rex Hammock
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    While I typically support efforts to add sanity to our overly-litigious culture that seems to encourage anyone to sue anybody for anything, I don’t think the lawyers at General Mills thought through the type of social media firestorm they would ignite by adding language to the company’s website alerting customers they can’t take legal action against the company if they’ve done things like download a coupon, enter a contest or, if read literally, liked on Facebook one of the company’s products, say, Cheerios or Wheaties or Macaroni Grill or Fruit Loops. There…
  • Sunday Afternoon Bike Ride in Nashville (photos, video)

    Rex Hammock
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:09 pm
    With my bicycling friend, John Darwin, who also enjoys riding his bike in-town, I often head out on a Sunday afternoon looking for things I’ve never seen in Nashville. These days, that likely means a new real estate development or some area of town I’ve heard about, but have never seen. As the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four is in Nashville now (the championship game is Tuesday night, April 8), we decided to include a ride by the area of downtown where events are being staged. While that was out of the usual, the other things I ran across made me feel like I was…
  • Amazon Dash: Reinventing the Cuecat, 2014

    Rex Hammock
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    Starting over ten years ago, a long-running joke on this blog has been my fascination with (and mockery of) the recurring need inventors (including those who work for huge technology companies) have to re-invent the Cuecat. For those who don’t recognize the term Cuecat as the punchline of a joke, I suggest a rapid glance at its Wikipedia entry and the wonderful one-liner by the late Debbie Barham, the comic and humor writer who said the Cuecat “fails to solve a problem which never existed.” A couple of years ago, I referred to the repetitive reinvention of the Cuecat as the…
  • Social Objects, GE & Bonnie Raitt

    Rex Hammock
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    The 12 readers of this blog will recognize some themes in the essay about social objects appearing in the current Hammock Idea-Email.  Also, thanks to my friend Hugh MacLeod for giving us permission to use his illustration to accompany it. More importantly, thanks to Hugh for introducing me to the idea of social objects several years ago. Quote: Social objects come in a wide variety of forms, from cartoons to blog posts to 4-photo tweets. They are the hard currency of the internet, the beginning of a social exchange that creates and fosters conversations that lead to long-term,…
  • Advice to web advertisers: Dial back the retargeting

    Rex Hammock
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:19 pm
    A few months ago, I posted an explanation of what advertising retargeting is. In it, I wrote: Say, you have an interest in bicycling and you spend a few minutes on a Saturday morning visiting some online retailers to see what they have related to something you’re thinking about getting. Later, you notice that everywhere you go on the internet you see ads that look like the ad below. That’s advertising retargeting. I believe good advertising is a good thing. Good advertising can help us discover things we might otherwise miss. And the revenue from advertising helps keep lots of content…
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  • Design for Curation

    Paul Stamatiou
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last week Dropbox launched a new gallery app called Carousel. It's a focused app, only letting people view their photos stored on Dropbox1 and conveniently share them. There are a few interesting parts in the app but there is one piece I’d like to highlight: Swipe down to hide. This gesture doesn't delete your photo, it simply removes it from the gallery view. It's not a heavy action. There's no cognitive overhead, no thinking "wait, do I want this shot?" as there generally is when deleting items. View screenshots Swiping down to hide less-than-stellar photos is as satisfying as crossing…
  • How To: Hosting on Amazon S3 with CloudFront

    Paul Stamatiou
    13 Jan 2014 | 1:45 am
    A few weeks ago my DNS provider Zerigo sent an email stating that due to recent infrastructure upgrades they would need to raise their prices. For my meager DNS needs that ended up being a huge price hike: from $39 per year to $25 per month1. Prices were set to take effect a month later. I decided to put my current dev work — designing and building new photoblog functionality to showcase my Japan trip photos — on hold to move away from Zerigo. I chose to switch to AWS Route 53. I was able to successfully get my DNS running on Route 53 and pointing to my Heroku setup rather…
  • Android is better

    Paul Stamatiou
    12 Aug 2013 | 10:00 am
    It was just meant to be a quick experiment. I started using a Nexus 4. I was going to go right back to my iPhone after a week. I was designing more and more Android interfaces at Twitter and realized I needed to more intimately grok Android UI paradigms. A week in it started feeling normal; the larger form factor was no longer a nuisance. A month in I didn't miss anything about my iPhone. Two months in I sold my iPhone 5 and iPad Mini. It has now been three months since I made the switch. I'm loving Android. I only missed having a good camera so I just upgraded to a Google Edition Samsung…
  • Storage for Photographers

    Paul Stamatiou
    10 Jul 2013 | 10:00 am
    There comes a time in every photographer's life when they must ask themselves what to do about all those photo RAWs filling up the tiny-compared-to-spinning-platters SSD on their primary machine. Easy, just get an external hard drive. Redundancy? Just get a Drobo or Synology NAS. More redundancy? Just backup the Drobo to Crashplan or Synology to Amazon S3 or Glacier. Done right? Sure those are all valid strategies for gadget lovers and professional photographers. I don't want to own, manage and think about more devices. Out of sight, out of mind. It all just takes up space, needs an extra…
  • Simplify.

    Paul Stamatiou
    30 Apr 2013 | 9:00 am
    I have been thinking a lot about simplifying my life recently. I started a stellar new job four months ago and it felt like a great time to change other parts of my life. I used to be a slave to my startups. If I wasn't working, I had a perpetual feeling of guilt that I should be working. That lead to many all-nighters and eventually landed me in the hospital last year after fainting twice from fever and dehydration. That reads more like an accolade to the workaholic culture of Silicon Valley, which joyously consumes posts like how Marissa Mayer worked 130 hours per week. It was most…
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  • Windows 8.1 Update Problems: Failed To Install Update Due To Errors 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f

    SK Mezanul Haque
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Update 1 (KB2919355 or Windows 8.1 Update) as scheduled. The Windows 8.1 Update 1 installation experience wasn’t smooth for every Windows 8.1 users. When users tried to update Windows 8.1 by installing Windows 8.1 Update, a number of problems occurred (like 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f). Because of these problems, the installation of […] You are reading: Windows 8.1 Update Problems: Failed To Install Update Due To Errors 80070020, 80073712, 0x800f081f which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to…
  • CCleaner Android App Review With Download Instructions

    SK Mezanul Haque
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    CCleaner Android app is finally here for Android platform. Piriform, the parent software developer company behind the popular CCleaner application, has released CCleaner for Android as a beta test application. This means, you cannot download CCleaner Android app as a regular Android application until its available to everyone. But you don’t need to worry about that. If you want […] You are reading: CCleaner Android App Review With Download Instructions which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to…
  • Windows 8.1 Update 1: Microsoft Announces Windows Update At BUILD 2014

    SK Mezanul Haque
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Microsoft’s BUILD 2014 conference started on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. At the BUILD 2014, Microsoft shared details about Windows 8.1 Update (earlier known as Spring Update or Windows 8.1 Update 1). The Windows 8.1 update brings in a few good changes to the Windows operating system. The update brings in a unified experience for non-touch […] You are reading: Windows 8.1 Update 1: Microsoft Announces Windows Update At BUILD 2014 which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to receive daily updates whenever we…
  • Windows Update: Enable or Disable Automatic System Reboot

    SK Mezanul Haque
    30 Mar 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Microsoft on second Tuesday of every month releases new patches (popularly known as “Patch Tuesday“) for Windows, which sometimes needs a system reboot. We have earlier shown ways to shutdown Windows without applying Windows updates. That quick tip was handy if you are in an emergency and you need to shutdown Windows quickly. Although the software giant is trying to make the […] You are reading: Windows Update: Enable or Disable Automatic System Reboot which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in…
  • Download Microsoft Office For iPad

    SK Mezanul Haque
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:05 pm
    The wait is finally over! Microsoft Office for iPad is finally here. Using Microsoft’s touch version of the Office productivity suite on your iPad you can now do your work while you are on the move. Well, for editing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files you need to have Office 365 subscription, viewing Office documents and playing […] You are reading: Download Microsoft Office For iPad which was originally published to My Technology Guide by SK Mezanul Haque. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds in order to receive daily updates whenever we publish new content. © Copyright…
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    Digital Inspiration Technology Blog

  • Save your Gmail Attachments to Google Drive Automatically

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Your email messages in Gmail have attachments – images, documents, videos, etc. – and you can automatically save them all to a specific folder inside Google Drive using the Send to Google Drive. The latest version lets you specify a list of file types and only file attachments belonging to those types will be saved to your Google Drive. If you haven’t used Send to Google Drive before, here’s how it works. You specify a Gmail label name in the sheet and the script will scan all your existing and incoming email messages inside that label for attachments. You can say…
  • Better Ways to Embed Tables and Spreadsheets in Web Pages

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    It is easy to embed tabular data in  web pages. You can either use the standard <table> HTML tag or you can input the tabular data in a spreadsheet — like Excel Online or Google Spreadsheets — and embed the sheet in your web pages. HTML tables are easy while spreadsheet based tables allow better formatting and complex layouts – like nested tables within a table – without fiddling with the code. Here are the different ways by which you can embed tables in your website and their pros and cons. How to create an HTML table If you have access to a WYSIWYG editor like…
  • Useful FFmpeg Commands

    Amit Agarwal
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    FFmpeg is an extremely powerful and versatile command line tool for converting audio and video files. It is free and available for Windows, Mac and Linux machines. Whether you want to join two video files, extract the audio component from a video file, convert your video into an animated GIF, FFmpeg can do it all and even more. Extract the audio from a video file with this simple FFmpeg command. Useful FFmpeg Commands FFmpeg supports all popular audio and video formats. Or you can running the command ./ffmpeg -formats to get a list of every format that is supported by your FFmpeg…
  • Easily Unsubscribe from all LinkedIn Emails

    Amit Agarwal
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:39 pm
    LinkedIn is trying to reinvent itself as a social network for professionals and they are now sending way too many email notifications that one never really asked for. Whether it’s your colleague’s birthday, someone just completed two years at their current job or someone you know just joined LinkedIn – there’s a notification for everything. The worst part is that LinkedIn offers no one-click button for quickly and easily unsubscribing from all these email notification in one go. You have to select at least 20 drop-down boxes to unsubscribe yourself from every single…
  • The 10 HTML Codes You Need to Know for Writing on the Web

    Amit Agarwal
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:02 pm
    The computer keyboard creates “dumb” punctuation marks that may not be acceptable in printed work but are common on web pages. It outputs straight quotation marks (") while your writing may require curly quotes. You can only type hyphens using the keyboard while an em or en dash may have made your text look more elegant and professional. HTML Entities for Punctuation HTML Codes for Punctuation Your keyboard lacks the keys for inserting the correct punctuation marks but there are simple HTML character codes, on entities, that you can use to mimic the typography of printed…
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  • The Basics of Good Web Design

    Wardell Latham
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:16 pm
    A strong web presence is essential to good business. Having a website is a given but it is important to make sure your website is a winner. You need a well ordered, appealing and informative site that is easy to use. Your site should be offer incentive for visitors to return and should offer them […] Related posts: Static Page Update Alerts Chic Designs from 5 Infamous Organizations Become a Google Verified Author
  • 4 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know About Your iPhone

    Osterr Wight
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:15 am
    Smart phones. It’s hard to imagine life without them, right? It seems they are capable of anything, constantly surprising us with the ways they can help us in daily tasks; they are so much more than mobile communication devices. Here are some of the ways we can make the most of our iPhones. Capture Gone […] Related posts: 4 Reasons You Should Buy an Android The LG G2 Pulls No Punches Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515 Review
  • Top 5 Apps for Business Travel

    Osterr Wight
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:54 am
      Before the high tech era, business travellers would rely on their trusty Lonely Planet guidebook and a briefcase bursting with classified documents, itineraries, and muesli bar wrappers. Needless to say, it was a complete and utter hassle to have to cart around so much paperwork for a measly day trip to Sydney. Luckily, all […] Related posts: Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City 4 tips for your Business Facebook page Getting to Know Droid
  • 5 Tips To Blog Often & Effectively

    Osterr Wight
    2 Mar 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Starting a blog is easy. Sticking to a regular blogging schedule, however, is the hard part. Apart from speaking to online content experts Search Factory about how to grow your blog online, here are 5 tips that can help you blog more often and more effectively. 1. Blog in the morning. We are often the […] Related posts: Ten Ways to Tell If You’re Addicted to Facebook 4 tips for your Business Facebook page The Five C’s of Blogging
  • Five surprising facts about Wi-Fi

    Osterr Wight
    2 Mar 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Wi-Fi: As essential and intangible as the wind. We know that we can’t live without it, yet many have a limited grasp of what it actually is. Here at My Port we’ve put together five essential facts that you probably didn’t know about your Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi can travel much longer than you may think, from […] Related posts: QR Codes Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515 Review 4 Reasons You Should Buy an Android
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  • Viewer Heatmaps – The Video Statistic You Need

    Will Franco aka Flywheel
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    Our new platform is built with Ruby on Rails. The term may sound familiar to you, it’s the same setup as 37Signals (the guys behind the wildly successful ‘and also bootstrapped’ project management software “Basecamp”). As a member of jiveSYSTEMS, you can: send video email, embed video in email marketing systems, embed video in your website and blog, create call to action links, and see viewer heatmaps. You also get coaching and support from our knowledgeable team. We will help you with everything from installing your webcam to developing your video marketing strategy. P.S. Shortly…
  • See Our New Video Platform in Action

    Will Franco aka Flywheel
    23 Mar 2014 | 9:42 am
    Our new platform is built with Ruby on Rails. The term may sound familiar to you, it’s the same setup as 37Signals (the guys behind the wildly successful ‘and also bootstrapped’ project management software “Basecamp”). As a member of jiveSYSTEMS, you can: send video email, embed video in email marketing systems, embed video in your website and blog, create call to action links, and see viewer heatmaps. You also get coaching and support from our knowledgeable team. We will help you with everything from installing your webcam to developing your video marketing strategy. P.S. Shortly…
  • Why Flywheel Moved to Panama and How It Benefits You

    Will Franco aka Flywheel
    26 Feb 2014 | 10:16 am
    The post Why Flywheel Moved to Panama and How It Benefits You appeared first on jiveSYSTEMS Blog.
  • Three Secrets About Video Email With Infusionsoft As My Current Employer

    Paul Sokol
    17 Feb 2014 | 11:07 am
    Coming from the world of video email and into the world of all-in-one sales and marketing software, I’ve had a unique opportunity to watch both technologies in action. What works and what doesn’t. Its been a while since contributing to this blog and I wanted to deliver a little insight to help you power into the new year. Below you’ll find three things I’ve learned about video email because of where I work now; these things can help your year get off to a great start. I consider these secrets only because if you actually use them (even just one), you’ll be way…
  • We Love Infusionsoft: Here’s One Reason Why

    Will Franco aka Flywheel
    18 Dec 2013 | 12:10 pm
    If you have a business and use the internet, you’ve likely heard of Infusionsoft. This post isn’t about listing Infusionsoft’s many capabilities. I’ve done that in previous posts and will reveal more in future ones. Right now, what I want to do is share with you a video about what it’s like to work at Infusionsoft. You may be asking yourself “What’s that got to do with me? I don’t want to work there. I want to use their software to manage and grow my business”. Just as past performance gives a strong indication of future performance, a…
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  • China's Alibaba to offer mobile phone services in June

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Alibaba’s Tmall and Taobao sites already sell everything from clothes and furniture to car tires and medicines. But soon they’ll also be offering 3G data and voice call plans as well, the Chinese e-commerce giant said Thursday.User registration for mobile phone numbers will begin in May.Alibaba is among the Chinese companies that received a mobile virtual network operators license back in December. This allows them to resell wireless services from the nation’s state-controlled mobile carriers China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom.To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • Michaels says breach at its stores affected nearly 3M payment cards

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:15 pm
    About 2.6 million payment cards at Michaels Stores and another 400,000 at subsidiary Aaron Brothers may have been affected in a card skimming attack that compromised its point-of-sale systems, the retailer said Thursday.Michaels said it had found evidence confirming that its systems and those of Aaron were attacked using sophisticated malware that had not been encountered previously by either of the security firms it had retained to investigate a suspected breach. It did not provide details of the malware.The arts and crafts supplier in Irving, Texas, said in January it was investigating a…
  • Exclusive: Google's Project Loon tests move to LTE band in Nevada

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Google has expanded its Project Loon tests to the Nevada desert and, for the first time, into licensed radio spectrum.Google declined to comment on the secret trials, but a local official confirmed they are related to Project Loon, and government filings point to several recent balloon launches.Loon is an ambitious attempt by Google to bring Internet access to vast swathes of the planet that currently have little or no connectivity. The project was unveiled last June, and Google said at the time it was experimenting with balloons flying around 20 kilometers (65,000 feet) above the Earth,…
  • IT security is national security—but you're not alone

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    National security may be at stake as private businesses try to manage a growing number of cyberthreats, but IT professionals shouldn’t have to bear that burden alone.That was one of the messages from a conference earlier this week where threat experts from Kaspersky Lab shared the stage with corporate security chiefs and the former U.S. secretary of homeland security. There were also a few tips for facing up to the problem.“If the private sector goes down, and critical infrastructure, [then] more often than not ... you have national security at risk as well,” said Tom Ridge, who led the…
  • Amazon's Fire TV voice search to improve this summer

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:46 pm
    The company is integrating more services into the unified voice search, starting with Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime.
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    Data Connections

  • Ride the Big Data Wave

    2 Apr 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Have you ever looked up at the sky on a clear, starry night? Looking at all those specs of light billions of light years away? There are actually more existing pieces of digital information than stars in the universe. The statistics on big data and its rapid accumulation are staggering (see infographic below). 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated by people daily. To put that in perspective, 2.5 quintillion seconds is equivalent to seventy-nine billion years. By 2020, there will be thirty-five zettabytes of digital information or fourteen-thousand-quintillion-bytes. Where and how to…
  • Hadoop Sqoop JDBC to SQL Server via AD Windows Authentication from Linux

    Sumit Sarkar
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:26 am
    For “big data” connectivity, I see a very high percentage of projects delivering business value from big data initiatives that require data connectivity from DataDirect.  This was specifically around providing Universal data connectivity to Hadoop Hive and related low latency interfaces (Impala, Hawq, Drill, Stinger, etc). From recent active projects, we’re connecting systems in the other direction which takes success to new levels; and that is when you can move data sets aggregated by the Hadoop big data ecosystem; and move them to relational databases managed by strict corporate…
  • Programming Languages and the Importance of ODBC

    Dion Picco
    28 Mar 2014 | 11:40 am
    A few weeks back a colleague and I were driving through Seattle, and we began to debate the reach of ODBC as a key data standard.  His perspective was that ODBC was really a C/C++ technology, and that as people have largely moved to other programming languages, the importance of ODBC has declined as well.  Well, I didn’t buy that argument but needed to do some research before I could refute him.  As I mainly tinker with iOS development these days, my awareness of what is happening in the programming world at large is well out-of-date.  Well, it didn’t take long to dig up some…
  • Are You Making the Most of Your Customer Data?

    Jeff Reser
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:10 am
    An interesting read from Reuters last week has me thinking about how critical it is for businesses to take advantage of customer data. James Kelleher reported that Caterpillar, an Illinois-based manufacturer of construction and mining equipment,  “believes its distributors are missing out on somewhere between $9 billion and $18 billion in easy-to-capture revenue each year because they are…not tapping into the wealth of real-time customer data now at their fingertips.” In an even more intriguing move, Caterpillar is giving dealers until the end of the year to come up with a plan on how…
  • Teach Your “Old” App New Tricks

    Greg Stasko
    18 Mar 2014 | 10:46 am
    Whether you’re an application developer, a product manager, or simply an application user, you’ve probably run into this – you need to access a new data source! Take the case of an application like Adobe’s ColdFusion. An application (or more specifically, a web application development platform) that has quite a loyal following. Some versions of ColdFusion includes JDBC drivers, but Adobe also makes it pretty easy for users to add in drivers of their own choosing. Adobe’s instructions for adding a 3rd-party JDBC driver to ColdFusion That’s great if you want…
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    Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

  • How Social Media Has Become a Tool For Clinical Research

    Guest Author
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    The exceptional growth and adaptation of social media networks represents an ideal opportunity to overcome one of the most challenging aspects of the clinical research industry. This rapidly evolving medium can be a powerful recruitment tool that can be used to: Target specific patient demographics Drive more pre-qualified patient referrals Reduce overall costs A new survey shows that the internet is edging out doctors as people’s primary source of information on clinical trials. These e-patients represent a still largely untapped population of potential participants. Further surveys have…
  • A Mobile Marketing Strategy That Helps First, Sells Second

    Guest Author
    11 Jul 2013 | 6:00 am
    This is a guest post by Jay Baer. Brands have rushed to provide value (optimally) or promotions (typically) on every new communication platform, all of which are increasingly accessed through mobile devices, making customers’ relationships with brands solely a collection of micro-experiences. This is the “appification” of brand value. For decades, the key question has been “how valuable is the brand?” The key question moving forward is “how valuable are your apps?” Apple, of course, started this trend with the introduction of the first iPhone, but distilling entire companies…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Search Retargeting, Part 2

    Guest Author
    25 Apr 2013 | 5:22 am
    This is a guest post by Ben Plomion.  In Part 1 of our Ultimate Guide to Search Retargeting, we looked at the players involved in this revolutionary tactic, how it works, and the impressive “Power Ups” it can give your marketing effort. Today, we’re going to look at how to take your Search Retargeting efforts to the next level through Advanced Prospecting. In particular, we’re going to look at two key levels you need to master—traditional Search Retargeting and Search Retargeting on the Facebook Ad Exchange (FBX)—as well as the villains you need to avoid along the way. Level 1:…

    Tamar Weinberg
    8 Apr 2013 | 7:40 am
    Originally posted on Real Time Email. Stop your online marketing right now. Tell me the truth: have you signed up to SEO, PPC, or social media services in the last few years, paid a couple of grand per month for visibility, and found that you were seeing slow uptake but no ROI? You and maybe one hundred thousand other small businesses. Yes, you, small business owner. The problem with marketing today versus marketing in 2006 is volume. There’s volume everywhere. There are more websites today than there were 7 years ago. There are more SEO savvy folks, so you’re vying for eyes you…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Targeting Search Profiles on Facebook

    Guest Author
    12 Feb 2013 | 5:23 am
    This is a guest post by Ben Plomion of Chango. When Facebook launched Facebook Exchange (FBX) last September, it was an important day in the history of online advertising.  Facebook accounts for some 25 percent of U.S. display inventory on the web. Now that inventory can be purchased with real-time bidding (RTB), and marketers can target their most valuable customers with a display ad on Facebook. But, though it didn’t receive as much attention as the launch of FBX, Facebook made another critical move in December when it allowed advertisers to target customers based on what they searched…
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    Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  • And How to Get It!

    itvibes tech
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Houston Web Design & Marketing The promise of the …And How to Get It! series is to empower readers with the information they need to fulfill their goals. Whether those goals involve a healthy body, a great sex life, or a self-sustaining vegetable garden, each book takes the reader on a step by step journey towards getting what they want. And How to Get It! books are far from dull and academic. Entertainingly light and conversational with a good amount of appropriate humor, we like to sprinkle in fun bits of facts and trivia – nobody said goal attainment had to be all hard work! Our…
  • 5 Ways Houston Businesses Can Benefit from Social Media

    ITVibes Support
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    Social Media is the new generation’s communications medium. It is a small business marketing evolution. Social media helps build and maintain the foundation of a good business. Social media encourages you to engage with target customers.. Being active within the social media networks has the potential of converting audience into revenue-generating clients or partners. Here are five ways to benefit from Social Media: Customer Interaction Interacting with your current, and potential customers is simply a search on a social media site. This is a great place to start introducing your company.
  • Setting Goals and Targeting Audiences Through Social Media Marketing

    ITVibes Support
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    Now that your business is in place, it’s time to think about how to attract, retain and grow your customer base. Do you have a marketing plan in place? Here are some ideas to help put one together. Set Obtainable Goals What are some of things you, as a company, wish to achieve throughout the year? Remember to set goals that are obtainable and realistic. You can dream big, but know you might also need to take small steps before getting to the final goal. Target your Audience As a company, it is hard to provide a product that reaches the masses. This is where knowing your target audience…
  • Charge Financial Group

    itvibes tech
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Houston Web Design & Marketing In partnership with Family Heritage Life Insurance Company we are dedicated to providing individuals, families, businesses and their employees the very best in supplemental benefits. Working hand-in-hand with our customers, our dedicated sales force provides personal face-to-face service that is almost unheard of in today’s business world. Policyholders experience the security of one-on-one interactions with their Charge Financial Group Sales Professional. We are committed to providing our clients with the right protection, customized to their needs. Our…
  • Customer Relationships Really Matter In Social Media Era

    ITVibes Support
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    Since social media has taken off like a rocker, it is hard to satisfy everyone you interact with. However, there are a few tips to keep in mind for getting a positive customer review for your company. Be Courteous Manners go a long way, and are often not overlooked. One of the smallest things we can do is say “Thank You”. Customers appreciate being thanked for their business and time. When thanking a customer, remember to be courteous. Sending a personal note or small gift is another way to enhance customer relationships. Pay Attention Hearing and listening are often thought of as one…
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  • Windows Phone 8.1; First Impressions

    Furqan Shahid
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    Microsoft went official with the Windows Phone 8.1 earlier this month, and after few days, released the developers preview as promised. Windows Phone 8.1 is the first major update, and will be hitting all the devices running Windows Phone 8.1. The update comes with a host of changes, both major and under the hood. Cortana being one of the biggest. Moving on, the update will be hitting the users who are running Windows Phone 8.1 devices in couple of months. Though the devices which will be running the Windows Phone 8.1 will be launching by the end of this month or the start of next one.
  • Alleged LG G3 Images

    Furqan Shahid
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    We’ve been waiting for LG to announce the successor to the LG G2 as well as the latest flagship LG G3, but over the time, we’ve only heard rumours and speculations about what might be coming. So far, we know that the phone might be coming with a 5.5 inches of QHD display, and some other notable features including the Snadragon 800/801 processor along with 3 gigs of RAM. Then there were some more reports suggesting that the phone will feature a flat UI, we also got our hands on a screen shot to prove that. Now the latest leak shows us two images of what seems like the Japanese…
  • Samsung Outs Galaxy Gear Compatibility List

    Furqan Shahid
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:35 am
    Samsung just released a new list that contains the names of all the devices that will be compatible with Galaxy Gear smart phones. The list has 8 tablets, and 12 smart phones on it, covering almost all the phones that are running Android 4.3 Jell Bean or later. The Gear smart watches will work only on devices by Samsung, something that is pretty obvious. The devices were initially supported by the latest flagship, but now Samsung has unveiled a list showing 19 more devices. You can download the Gear Manager and Gear Fit Manager, the required apps that are used to sync the smart watches. You…
  • Amazon’s Smartphone Leaks Out

    Furqan Shahid
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:18 am
    Keeping aside all the new smartphones from big shots, today we have our hands on a smart phone from Amazon. Before we continue, it’s important to be aware of the fact that the phone hasn’t been announced as of yet. We got our hands on three leaked images and some other information about the upcoming smart phone shedding light on the specifications of the device. The design looks dubious but then again, it’s enclosed in a plastic shell so you can’t see how the actual phone looks like. Now the most interesting thing about this smart phone is the fact that it is sporting…
  • [How To] : Keep Your Windows XP Safe From Threats After End Of Microsoft Support

    Bilal Ibrar
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Microsoft recently came out with the announcement that it will no longer be providing any support to users having Microsoft XP installed on their systems. This officially marks the end (post April 8th, 2014) of Microsoft XP’s run. Statistics say that up to 30% of the world’s personal computers (PC’s) are still using the highly popular Windows XP. This is quite a serious figure, which of course means it cannot be ignored. Microsoft has been pretty busy with encouraging the current Windows XP users to upgrade to the latest version of Windows OS, by pushing the security and safety aspect.
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • Getting To That Local Audience – The Power Of Localization

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    In order to truly tap into the power of Internet marketing, you must tap into the power of localization. Both the major search engines and the major... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Advisers Can Grow Their Business With Modern Invoice Finance

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    The economic climate in the UK has been tough on small and medium sized businesses in recent years. Many businesses that may have traditionally... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 5 Factors Impacting Your Local SEO Efforts

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    If you’re looking to rank a website locally, you’re going to find out that it’s a lot different from trying to rank nationally or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • About To Make A Big Purchase? Why It’s Best To Go On Recommendations

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    Word of mouth marketing is something that is continuing to take the world by storm and, for the first time ever, we’re starting to see this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • pCloud Review – Access Your Files Everywhere

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Today, when you want to store your files, let it be documents, movies, music or anything, there are a few options to choose! However, if you give... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Bright Side of News*

  • Google Updates KitKat Camera App

    Matt Brodnick
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Earlier this week, Google quietly updated the stock camera app in Android KitKat 4.4 compatible devices, steadily rolling out this update to more phone models through the coming weeks. The Camera app feels streamlined overall, with noticeable changes in camera performance, features, and especially UI.  This of course stems from Google receiving sub-par feedback for image quality on their “flagship” Nexus devices, and since mid-2013 it’s become their main mission for mobile. LG already packed a decent camera on the Nexus 5, but in its first weeks of release, the final image…
  • AMD Reports Expected Improvement in Q1 2014 Earnings

    Anshel Sag
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    After Intel reported their earnings for the first quarter of 2014, many people expected AMD’s earnings to mirror that of Intel’s or to do worse. Well, by the looks of it, AMD’s earnings have mirrored that of Intel’s in terms of remaining fairly stable and ensuring that their core business is strong. AMD reported a net loss of $20 million (or a non-GAAP profit of $12 million) on $1.4 billion in revenue which translates to a loss per share of about $0.02 or a non-GAAP profit per share of about $0.02. Wall Street’s estimates for AMD’s non-GAAP earnings were at…
  • PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 7 Million

    Anshel Sag
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Sony’s popular PlayStation 4 console appears to be continuing its amazing momentum in terms of sales as Sony, the console’s maker, has announced that as of yesterday the company has shipped over 7 million units of the popular console. Since the console’s launch in mid november, only 5 months ago, they have managed to average over 1 million console sales per month. This does take into account the 1 million sold on the first day, but even if you take that number out, it puts the PS4 at 6 million units in 5 months, which still means over a million PlayStation 4 consoles sold…
  • Samsung and Globalfoundries Collaborate on 14nm FinFET

    Anshel Sag
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:42 am
    Samsung and Globalfoundries have announced a partnership to collaborate on a global scale to deliver 14nm FinFET technology to their customers. This partnership is different from the already existing Common Platform Alliance which includes Globalfoundries, Samsung and IBM, but is likely a product of that relationship considering that IBM is mostly a research fab and doesn’t really produce many commercial wafers. This 14nm FinFET collaboration is an effort by both companies to build up enough fab capacity in order to satisfy the demand of their customers on this leading-edge technology.
  • Tactus Signs Wistron as Strategic Manufacturing Partner

    Anshel Sag
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    Tactus, the maker of the tactile touch technology (with many applications) has signed a strategic manufacturing partnership with one of the world’s largest ODMs, Wistron, which includes a strategic investment from Wistron to help Tactus grow. For those of you unfamiliar with Tactus, they are the company that originally started out a few years ago promising to bring physical keyboards to touch screens. Now, they are promising to bring physical buttons to more than just touch screens, but with far more usefulness and simplicity. We actually have a video of Tactus’ latest technology…
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    Latest Articles from WRAL Tech Wire

  • Moto G smartphone for $149 and no contract? Yep - at Republic Wireless

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Republic Wireless, which offers calling and data plans for as little as $5 a month, began selling the new Motorola Moto G phone on Thursday for $149 - without a contract.
  • Like this? Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    Called "Nearby Friends," Facebook's new optional tool will only be available to people who choose to turn it on. The feature uses your smartphone's GPS system to tell your Facebook friends you are nearby -- provided they have the feature turned on. Rather than share your exact location, it will only show that you are nearby, say, within half a mile.
  • 'Wiring Silicon Mountain:' Moog Fest brings high-profile talent to Asheville

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    The annual Moog Fest music and arts festival is expanding to include an eclectic lineup of speakers. Kicking off the festival next Thursday is a panel about 'Wiring Silicon Mountain: Nurturing Innovation Through Technology in Western North Carolina.' Joining Geolas on stage will be: Gov. Pat McCrory, the CEO of Moog Music, Mike Adams, Asheville Mayor Esther Mannheimer, Casey Steinbacher, President and CEO of the Durham Chamber of Commerce, Professor Mike Walden of NC State and Hickory Mayor Rudy White. And the agenda of events hardly stops there.
  • Having banked some $2.3 million, startup SEAL Innovation off to swimmingly good start

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    With another $250,000 in funding and plans to open an office in Virginia, Raleigh-based SEAL Innovation is gearing up to sell its wearable SwimSafe devices that are designed to prevent drownings. The company's Justin Calvillo, its, corporate finance and development officer, and business development manager Dave Callahan talks with WRALTechWire about the company's progress. Among the investors is Triangle Angel Partners and most funding so far comes from the Raleigh area, they note.
  • Inside IBM's earnings: Software, 'cloud' could galvenize growth

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    Analysis: Amid a mixed growth picture for IBM as a whole, 2% year-to-year growth in overall software revenue illustrates that IBM's existing software assets continue to drive customer conversations and purchasing across the IBM install base, writes Elizabeth Hedstrom Henlin, an analyst with Technology Business Research.
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  • Getting To That Local Audience – The Power Of Localization

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    In order to truly tap into the power of Internet marketing, you must tap into the power of localization. Both the major search engines and the major... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Advisers Can Grow Their Business With Modern Invoice Finance

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    The economic climate in the UK has been tough on small and medium sized businesses in recent years. Many businesses that may have traditionally... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 5 Factors Impacting Your Local SEO Efforts

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    If you’re looking to rank a website locally, you’re going to find out that it’s a lot different from trying to rank nationally or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • About To Make A Big Purchase? Why It’s Best To Go On Recommendations

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    Word of mouth marketing is something that is continuing to take the world by storm and, for the first time ever, we’re starting to see this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • pCloud Review – Access Your Files Everywhere

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Today, when you want to store your files, let it be documents, movies, music or anything, there are a few options to choose! However, if you give... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Terry White's Tech Blog

  • Lightroom Mobile on iPad is Here! Let’s take a first look…

    Terry White
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
      The long awaited Lightroom mobile is here and I couldn’t be happier to give you your first look: Today we’re announcing the immediate availability of Lightroom mobile. Lightroom mobile extends your existing workflows beyond the desktop. Lightroom mobile allows you to utilize your iPad to do all sorts of great things and have the changes sync back to your Lightroom catalog at home, including: Access images in your Lightroom catalog Make selects, reject unworthy photos Apply a preset Refine your adjustments using all your favorites from the Basic panel, including Highlights,…
  • The New Smaller 2014 Jawbone Era Bluetooth Headset

    Terry White
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
    It’s been a while since I looked at Bluetooth headsets. After all my Jawbone ICON has been working just fine. However, I ordered the new 2014 Era by Jawbone because I thought I had lost my older model. I keep my Jawbone along with a couple of misc. adapters and wired Apple EarPods in a small vinyl pouch that I carry in my pocket. That pouch went missing for a week.  I couldn’t find it in all the usual spots that I normally leave it or drop it in. I figured that it was gone for good and that I had to replace the contents. I ordered the NEW 2014 Era by Jawbone. Although I hate…
  • 5 Hidden Gems in Adobe InDesign CC

    Terry White
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:42 am
    In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV I’ll show 5 hidden gems in Adobe InDesign CC. These are 5 little things that could make a big impact on your daily use of InDesign CC. Are you missing out on my Bonus Content? See more of my Adobe Creative Cloud Videos on my Adobe Creative Cloud TV and get the App below. It features EXCLUSIVE CONTENT that no one else gets to see. This episode has a BONUS CLIP that is available only in the App! My iOS App is a Universal App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. I also have an Android version on the Amazon App Store:   The post 5 Hidden Gems in…
  • What I’m Teaching At Photoshop World Atlanta Next Week

    Terry White
    30 Mar 2014 | 9:11 pm
    photo by Jason Lykins It’s almost time for my favorite conference, Photoshop World! This will be the first Photoshop World held in Atlanta and I’m really looking forward to it. Not only do I get to see so many of you, but I’m psyched about teaching some new classes. First up I’m teaching a new “Intro to Adobe Muse CC” class. I did a session on the show floor last year for Adobe Muse and it went over great. I’m happy that this class got added to the conference track and that I can go more in-depth. I’m also teaching a brand new “How to Edit…
  • Why I switched back to Pandora Radio from iTunes Radio

    Terry White
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:16 am
    I really wanted to like iTunes Radio for two simple reasons. The first is that it’s integrated into all my iOS devices and iTunes and that just makes it easier to enjoy and control. The second reason was that since I’m already paying for iTunes Match $25/year (that I absolutely love), iTunes Radio is delivered to me Ad free. Yes I had high hopes that I would be able to drop my Pandora Radio subscription (yes I hate ads), and just use iTunes Radio, however I just resubscribed to Pandora Radio ($3.99/month, which ironically bills through my iTunes account). Why go back? I went back…
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    Lastest ITProPortal news

  • G-Cloud sales reach £150m, SMBs continue to dominate

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    Figures released by the government show that the amount spent since the service’s inception reach £154.6 million by the end of March and SMBs accounted for 60 per cent of the total.Read more:
  • Canada arrests world’s first Heartbleed hacker

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP] arrested a 19-year-old man for stealing around 900 social insurance numbers from the Canadian Revenue Agency [CRA].Read more:
  • Print your own Easter egg with Chocabyte

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    Easter chocolate run out already? A 3D chocolate printer would come in handy. The Chocabyte is an affordable device that lets users customise their creations.Read more:
  • Virgin Media apologises after email faux pas leaks thousands of addresses

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    The company sent out a message that allowed any recipient to send a message to all those that received the email, using the “reply all” option.Read more:
  • Kindle for Samsung lands on Android 4.0 devices

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Samsung and Amazon have worked together on the new app that includes 12 free eBooks a year and gives smartphone and tablet owners access to Kindle’s complete service.Read more:
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    The Evangelist Marketing Institute -- Alex L. Goldfayn -- Techniques For Revenue Growth

  • Obstacles That Keeps Us From Marketing

    Alex Goldfayn
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:14 pm
    I define marketing as consistently communicating your value to people who can buy from you. Here are the obstacles that keep us from doing so: 1. Fear: Of failing; of offending; of rejection. This is the single greatest impediment to marketing action. 2. Perfection: You have many chances to make good impressions. Take action when your marketing is good enough. Only you will know it’s not perfect. 3. Procrastination: Responding to urgent issues (fires) is reactive and keeps a lot of organizations, big and small, from doing the good work of communicating with buyers proactively.
  • The Discipline of Doing

    Alex Goldfayn
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    I received a lot of feedback from you regarding last week’s newsletter on the difference between knowing what to do and doing it (it’s discipline). A few of you said it was the best Evangelist Marketing Minute ever. So I spent some time last week defining the elements that go into this discipline: On-demand awareness: You may know what to do after you read an article, or attend a workshop, but can you recall it when it’s necessary? The information must be easily available, on paper, or in your head. Impactful trigger: The reason to begin doing what you know must be…
  • The Difference Between Knowing & Doing

    Alex Goldfayn
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:57 am
    What’s the difference between knowing what to do, and actually doing it? You probably know what to do already. For example, we know that testimonials and referrals are nearly guaranteed ways to grow our revenue, but do we ask for them enough? As a friend and colleague said recently, “If we all did what we know to be the right thing, we would all have perfect bodies.” And none of us would work too much! As the author, consultant and Harvard professor David Maister once said at a small, private workshop of his that I attended, “You all know what to do. The difference…
  • The Best Marketing Is Simple

    Alex Goldfayn
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:56 am
    If you request two referrals per week and hit a 50 percent success rate (which is less than the results my two-step referral process creates for clients), you’ll get 50 new, very warm prospects to have sales conversations with. Close a third of those, and you have 16 new customers, without doing very much work at all. Ask your staff to do the same, and you’ll leverage the power of exponential marketing effort and growth. If you add the “Did You Know” question (“did you know we also do x, y, or z?”) to most of your conversations with customers and…
  • The Revenue Myth

    Alex Goldfayn
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:02 am
    Here are some common misconceptions about revenue growth, and my take on each: Revenue growth depends on sales effort. Perhaps, in the end. But it’s marketing effort, which is one-to-many, that allows interested prospects to volunteer themselves to your sales function. If you want to grow sales quickly, ironically, marketing will get you there faster than sales alone. Revenue growth demands heavy time investment. Not true. My average client grows 15 to 20 percent in their first year with me. They execute simple activities in 15 minutes per day, or less. A carefully-conducted…
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    Music Without Labels

  • Cage the Elephant live at the Belly Up, Solana Beach [Review] [Photos]

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Dancing, crowd surfing, and just a night of good ol’ fashioned debauchery. This was the scene at the Belly Up Tavern Monday night as Bowling Green, Kentucky rockers, Cage the Elephant, rolled through for their headlining tour. It’s been 5 months since Cage the Elephant, made up of brothers Matt and Brad Shultz, Jared Champion, Daniel Tichenor and Nick … Continue reading
  • OnCue – Closer [New Music][Free Download]

    Philosofox the DJ
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Brooklyn-based rapper OnCue has flipped the script for his latest single, “Closer”, singing the entire song rather than just the hook. While he’s always brought something of a chip-on-the-shoulder attitude to his singing abilities, this seems an especially daring step ahead of the release of an album entitled Angry Young Man, which lends itself to a straightforward … Continue reading
  • City Rain – Join The Human Race [NEW VIDEO/SHOW INFO]

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:40 pm
    City Rain - Join The Human Race [NEW VIDEO/SHOW INFO] Directed by Kofa Boyah Philadelphia Electro Pop duo City Rain released their latest video today, entitled “Join The Human Race” directed by LA-based filmmaking visionary Kofa. This song will be on their next album “Songs For A High School Dance” due out May 6th, 2014. You can catch them … Continue reading
  • Nashville’s Lulu Mae Announces New Album – “Mean River” [NEW MUSIC/VIDEO]

    Steve Harpine
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    Lulu Mae impressed the local crowd at Nashville’s Live On The Green last year after winning Lightning 100‘s Music City Mahem. They toured, wrote new songs, spent days in the studio, and now they’re preparing to bring it all to YOU in the form of a new record. Mean River will be released on May 13, … Continue reading
  • Talain Rayne – What Do We Have To Lose? [New Music]

    Philosofox the DJ
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    Singer-songwriter Talain Rayne has just released a new song, “What Do We Have To Lose?“, which will be the theme song for upcoming MTV show The Ex & the Why. The song’s upbeat style fits perfectly with its devil-may-care lyrics, packed with hooky singalong “woah-woah-woah”s and shifting dynamics and rhythms. Atmospheric electronic touches, a funky bassline, driving … Continue reading
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    Top News - WebProNews

  • New Air Jordan XX9 Shoe Unveiled

    Val Powell
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Michael Jordan has introduced the 29th edition of his shoe, the Air Jordan, on Thursday in Manhattan. Air Jordan XX9 will be available for purchase in September. Each pair will reportedly cost $225. According to Tinker Hatfield, designer for 19 of the 29 Air Jordan shoes, the new version consists of a high-tech weaving process from Italy, where a part of the shoe will be manufactured. The same process is used for manufacturing high-quality silk neckties. The remaining parts of the shoe will be created and assembled in Asia. Designing the Air Jordan XX9 took over two years to complete, with…
  • ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel Being Planned, But Mara Wilson Isn’t Interested

    Val Powell
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:24 pm
    We may be seeing more of our favorite nanny soon! News from The Hollywood Reporter said that a sequel for the 1993 comedy movie Mrs. Doubtfire is in the works. David Berenbaum, writer for Elf, The Haunted Mansion, and The Spiderwick Chronicles, will be penning the script, and director Chris Columbus will again be working with non other than Mrs. Doubtfire herself, Robin Williams. Williams’ representative said that it is too early to make a comment, but Fox 2000 is close to giving a green light. Williams played the title role in the 1993 film. He was a newly divorced father of three who…
  • Michael Bisping Gives Tim Kennedy His Biggest UFC Win Yet

    Val Powell
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:05 pm
    When Tim Kennedy joined the UFC in 2013, nobody knew what he was capable of, and many raised their doubts and questions regarding his abilities. On his recent fight, however, Kennedy was able to show the audience just what he is all about. The middleweight clash between Kennedy and Michael Bisping happened on Wednesday at The Ultimate Fighter: Nations Finale. Kennedy was able to control Bisping in most of the five rounds that the match lasted. Kennedy won by unanimous decision with 49-46, 49-46, 50-45. Bisping is well-known for getting back to his feet when down on the mat, but on Wednesday…
  • Glen Campbell: Country Singer Moved To Alzheimer’s Facility

    Val Powell
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Glen Campbell, music legend and country singer, was moved to an Alzheimer’s facility last week, according to reports. The 77-year-old singer was diagnosed with the disease about three years ago. After the diagnosis, Campbell was still able to release an album entitled Ghost on the Canvas, and he toured the country as a farewell to his fans in 2012. Three of his children joined him for the farewell tour. Thanks to Glen, Ashley, Cal, Shannon & Kim for their graciousness and an amazing evening tonight! @GlenCampbell — Eyeneer TV (@Eyeneer) June 21, 2012 Glen…
  • Porsha Stewart Charged With Battery For Attacking Kenya Moore On ‘RHOA’ Reunion

    Val Powell
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Reunions are supposed to be fun, but that is not always the case with the Real Housewives of Atlanta. The reality TV show started airing in 2008 and has just wrapped up its sixth season. On March 26, the housewives all got together for the taping of their reunion special. Tension was so intense between Porsha Stewart and Kenya Moore, that after the reunion, Stewart was charged with battery and a warrant for her arrest was issued. On Wednesday, Stewart turned herself in, but she was released later on a $2,000 bond. Stewart was introduced to the show at the start of the fifth season.  By the…
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  • How to Check if your Website is Still Affected by Heartbleed?

    Arpit Verma
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Last week unless you did not bother with the internet, Heartbleed was the biggest talk of the tech town. Just about every website covered the story and after the initial burst out, a patch was promptly released which made sure that the SSL encryption loop hole was patched for all the sites. Several sites such as Pinterest in fact sent out E-Mails to their users stating that they need to change their passwords and log in once again after they were logged out to make sure no information was compromised. All the major sites such as Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo etc used the patch, and pretty much every…
  • Nokia X Officially Available for Rs 7027 after Price Cut

    Arpit Verma
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    Given the most specs of the Nokia X and pretty much a below average performance, it has not been a surprise that despite all the hype, the device has not done as well as Nokia had anticipated. The initial reviews of the device were not positive as it barely was up to the standards that Android has set itself. It is now a common knowledge that unless you are new comer to the Android world and just want to try out the ecosystem, there are several other devices which you should look for than the Nokia X. Nokia on their part, have marketed the device as an Android app running phone than an…
  • How to Install PSP Emulator on an iPhone running iOS 7?

    Arpit Verma
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    Back in the days when iOS, Android and Windows Phone were not a part of our lives, we depended on gaming consoles or PCs for our gaming pleasures. Even the likes of PS 2 and PSP were a huge part of how we played some of the best game titles. Remember the good old days of FIFA 08 on PSP? However, since then, the gaming industry has moved northwards, and PSPs are a thing of the past especially as far as handheld console gaming goes due to the rise of smartphones. However, if you are old school and would still like to play some of the PSP titles on your iPhone, then PPSSPP is the perfect…
  • Samsung Unveils the Next Gen ChatON 3.5 in India

    Arpit Verma
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    New Delhi: In an event held in the Capital city of India, Samsung announced ChatON version 3.5 in India. The update to ChatON had been announced a while ago and the update had rolled out too. But Samsung definitely had some very interesting bits of news to share as it took to stage to formally introduce the update to the shores of India. Samsung announced the new features of ChatON 3.5 which includes things like ability to recall a message, add 1001 people to a group chat, message translation from Hindi to English and Vice Versa as well as the ability to send files of about 1 GB five times a…
  • Twitter Acquires Cover: A Lockscreen Replacement App for Android

    Arpit Verma
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    The best thing about Android is the ability to customize the entire interface according to your taste. You can change the application icons as well as fonts and homescreen unlike iOS. However, one area that remains relatively unexploited on Android is the Lockscreen. Although since the jellybean update, we have had the ability to add widgets and customize the lockscreen to a degree, but it is barely enough for the Android enthusiasts. Most of them in such a case have to go to a third party application like maybe Widget Locker. However, Cover is an interesting application that adds…
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    Sai Digital Magazine

  • Why do people vote for BJP (or even Congress)?

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:56 am
    I have a very simple theory. I will never vote for a party that doesn’t come out to show its ‘source of funds’ to public and that which doesn’t stop giving tickets to candidates with criminal records. No matter who comes and screams ‘our development model’ or ‘Har hath shakti’, I will just not listen ... Read the complete article at Why do people vote for BJP (or even Congress)? All the content you see here is exclusively copyrighted to Sai Digital Magazine and is meant for personal usage only. If any one is found to be republishing the content…
  • How to hide ‘Last Seen’ time on WhatsApp Android; Officially

    23 Feb 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Most of you are probably using WhatsApp on your phones. And most of you might be using it on an Android phone. There’s some good news today. No, not the Facebook acquisition but a set of new privacy features which were exclusively available to iPhone users till now. Android users can now hide their ‘Last ... Read the complete article at How to hide ‘Last Seen’ time on WhatsApp Android; Officially All the content you see here is exclusively copyrighted to Sai Digital Magazine and is meant for personal usage only. If any one is found to be republishing the content in…
  • New 8Mbps BSNL Broadband plans in AP (Hyderabad) 2014

    12 Feb 2014 | 7:47 pm
    It’s been a long time since I wrote about a BSNL service. The company is reporting losses after losses and it appears as if (unless some magic happens) it is only matter of time until the whole company is shut down (for the benefit of tax payers). The only thing protecting BSNL is its presence ... Read the complete article at New 8Mbps BSNL Broadband plans in AP (Hyderabad) 2014 All the content you see here is exclusively copyrighted to Sai Digital Magazine and is meant for personal usage only. If any one is found to be republishing the content in full or in parts for any purpose…
  • What do People think about Different States of India? (Acc to Google)

    28 Jan 2014 | 12:14 am
    Courtesy of this tweet, I thought I should do the same with different Indian states. And results are certainly interesting. If you didn’t go through that link, this post basically is what different people (via Google) think about different states of India. It makes use of the search suggestions that Google throws up as more ... Read the complete article at What do People think about Different States of India? (Acc to Google) All the content you see here is exclusively copyrighted to Sai Digital Magazine and is meant for personal usage only. If any one is found to be republishing the…
  • Use IMPS for 24×7 instant funds transfer (SBI, ICICI, HDFC, Axis)

    13 Jan 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Your relative who stays in a different city has asked you to transfer some money urgently. What would you do? NEFT or RTGS? Each of them have their own benefits. NEFT costs slightly less than RTGS (some banks even offer it for free if amount is less than Rs.1 lakh) but it takes longer than ... Read the complete article at Use IMPS for 24×7 instant funds transfer (SBI, ICICI, HDFC, Axis) All the content you see here is exclusively copyrighted to Sai Digital Magazine and is meant for personal usage only. If any one is found to be republishing the content in full or in parts for any purpose…
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  • What Is Your Method Of Building An Intrapreneurial All-Star Team?

    Amarendra Bhushan
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    Paul English, co-founder of the travel planning site Kayak, once famously said; “The difference between an A team and an A+ team is the difference between a million in revenue and a billion in revenue.” So, what’s the single important question... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • Why do men have the upper hand when it comes to using social networking for career advantage?

    Amarendra Bhushan
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
    Well, it’s not a new theory: Men are better at analytics, women are better at social and cultural skills, but a new study has found that men have the upper hand when it comes to using social media for career advantage. No wonder we’re... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • Gender differences in social media and mobile use

    Amarendra Bhushan
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:46 am
    Tyrants brought down from their pedestal. Entire governments were toppled. Institutionalized biases challenged. Big brands cowed. Gaming and shopping habits changed. And daily contact with grandma. These are some of the social alterations inspired... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • Top Big Data Executives and Experts to Follow on Twitter

    Amarendra Bhushan
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    To recognize and learn more about big data technologies and architecture, vendor developments in the big data and analytics industry, and numerous technical challenges. I have decided to compile a list of the Most Influential Voices in Big Data and... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • Why Women Are Less Inclined To Respond To Male-Sounding Job Ads?

    Amarendra Bhushan
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    A new study by Technische Universität München (TUM) indicate that women were less inclined to apply a job that “sounds” like it’s meant for a man. For example, if a job advert uses words linked to male stereotypes (commonly associated with men) like... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
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  • iOS 7.1 Untethered Jailbreak for All iDevices imminent

    21 Mar 2014 | 10:04 am
    Since the release of iOS 7.1 patched evasi0n exploit, there is no way for users to jailbreak, tethered or untethered, on the latest iOS 7.1 version. Winocm, popular iPhone hacker recently posted a video of iPhone 4 showing untethered jailbreak which means public release may not be very far away. iOS 7.1 Untethered Jailbreak imminent As we wait for any further updates, below is the video Winocm posted on his youtube channel, which shows iPhone 4 or 4S running iOS 7.1 with cydia. In the meantime, do not upgrade to iOS 7.1 yet. We will update the detailed how to and step by step guide to…
  • Get Appsync for iOS 7.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

    19 Mar 2014 | 10:45 am
    Appsync is a MobileInstallation patch file which allows you to install unsigned applications (*cracked*) on iOS 7 and iOS 7.0.1 using iTunes which also resolves error 0xE8008001. This is also needed if you want to install ipa files without using iTunes. Below is a guide to get appsync 7.0.1 AppSync 7.0 iOS 7.1 Please note that you should have jailbroken iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Start Cydia on your iPhone Tap “Manage” at bottom and then tap “Sources”. Tap  ”Edit” and then ”Add”. Then enter “”and tap “Add Source”. Cydia will…
  • Fix iTunes 3200, 3014, 3004 and 3002 errors while upgrading to iOS 7.1

    17 Mar 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Trying to update to iOS 7.1 and getting following errors - 3200, 3014, 3004, 3002? Here is the solution to this problem. If you get a popup like the one shown below: Getting Error 3200, 3014, 3004, 3002 while updating? Here is the solution The error is because iTunes is not able to connect to apple verification servers. There are two reasons why Apple servers are down – This usually happens during major iOS update The computer’s hosts file is blocking access to apple servers. This is pretty common if you have tried downgrading iOS version by use of shsh blobs. Here is the step by…
  • Download iOS 7.1 ipsw for iPhone, iPad and iPod Direct Download Links

    12 Mar 2014 | 11:12 am
    Apple released iOS 7.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users. The new version of iOS features CarPlay, minor enhancements and performance improvements, especially for iPhone 4 users. This version of iOS is un-jailbreakable, and seems that we may not get a new version of evasi0n to support 7.1. Since iOS 8 is already round the corner, the evad3rs team may be saving the exploits. Here is a full changelog of iOS 7.1: CarPlay iOS experience designed for the car Simply connect your iPhone to a CarPlay enabled vehicle Supports Phone, Music, Maps, Messages, and 3rd-party audio apps Control with Siri…
  • Apple Announces iPhone 5S with Fingerprint scanner

    10 Sep 2013 | 1:02 pm
    As expected, Apple announced its new flagship smartphone at its media event today. The new iPhone 5S is almost same in design as iPhone 5, but has some key upgrades to keep the smartphone rolling for an extra year. iPhone 5S has same 1136×640 display, and looks the same as iPhone 5. However, it comes with 64 bit Apple A7 which boost the CPU and GPU performance as much as 2x as compared to iPhone 4 and 56x as compared to the “original iPhone”   iPhone 5S will also include new Motion co-processor M7 that can be used by fitness devices to process data from sensors without…
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  • For your car ios app driving curve is fitness tracker

    Yogesh Giri
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:32 am
    The iOS app Driving Curve is a simple way to track your driving performance while not having to fiddle with extra devices.Some high-profile driving apps, like a Y Combinator alum, Techstars-backed Dash and Automatic offer their own hardware to attach with smartphones. Different use a Bluetooth-enabled on-board devices (OBD) that plugs in to an adapter under the steering wheel. Driving Curve, on the other hand, is supposed as easy alternative for those who are interested in their driving performance, however don’t need to cope with an OBD or…
  • All the need—to-know to start your day for iphone through morning app

    Yogesh Giri
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    When you come to life in the morning, there’s a good chance that one among the first stuff you do is pick up your phone and check texts, emails, the news, weather etc.  With that in mind, the Morning is a minimalist morning assistant that tells you the date, time, weather and calendar events, to not mention a snap of the news and stock market information. And it’s a very stunning app in addition. The lowdown The main screen consists of multiple tiles, every of which can be tapped to create full-screen.In settings, you are able to change the…
  • Protect yourself from ‘heartbleed’ bug on android with heartbleed detector

    Yogesh Giri
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:43 am
    This past Monday can go down within the history of the internet forever, since that was the day once the world came to understand of the existence of the crucial security flaw within the OpenSSL library – a bug that allowed attackers to take advantage of any secure system and collect up to 64k of otherwise-considered-secure data from any server using the vulnerable SSL protocol; a bug that was dubbed Heartbleed. The fix was released and virtually the entire net has patched its servers, however did you recognize that smartphones could’ve been affected too? Well,…
  • How to speed up your ios 7 on paid and iphone without jailbreaking

    Yogesh Giri
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    These handy tips can serve you well even if you’re jailbroken and proves that you simply will enhance the functionality of handset in a tweak-free manner if you want. Disable parallax and Blur features As part of the visual overhaul within the latest edition of iOS , Apple introduced some fanciful new effects and whereas they bring a precise air finesse, they are doingan arguably spare strain on your device, that might slow things down.As such, you’ll want to disable parallax, and whereas there was no approach of explicitly snubbing it on…
  • From ‘unofficial’ source install whatsapp and other apps on nokia x

    Yogesh Giri
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    It’s well known currently that Nokia’s new not-quite-Android budget smartphone, the Nokia X, is absolutely capable of running a large variety of android apps, even those who are not offered in Nokia’s own store app. But it is also pretty simple to find and install thisapp. Go through an easy tutorial therefore you’ll be able to make the most of this too. Because of competition with the Windows Phone and the limitations of the AOSP (Android Open supply Project) fork which Nokia created for the X family, the Play store isn’t offered on…
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  • Facebook starts rollout of Nearby Friends feature for iOS and Android

    News Editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:41 pm
    If you want to know where your friends are at any given time, then Facebook is giving you an opportunity to find that out with a new feature they're rolling out for their iOS and Android apps. Nearby Friends lets you see what city or neighbourhood your friends are in, how long they have been there, and how many miles away from you they are.
  • SlideShow: Hyundai Veloster Turbo 2014

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Text and photos by Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla I just picked up the above Vitamin C coloured Hyundai Veloster Turbo 2014. This sleek and well-appointed three-door hatchback sports a 201hp powered by 1.6 Liter turbocharged four cylinder engine, a 6-speed Automatic with SHIFTRONIC Manual Shift Mode with Paddle Shifters. A brief test drive earlier today revelaled a sporty but restrained performance, responsive braking system and all the tech you'd need in a car of this class including a multi-functional 7-inch touchscreen that easily interfaces with smartphones, has built in SatNav and iPhone…
  • New mobile Flickr apps make capturing, sharing and discovering photos easier

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Today, Flickr released new versions of its iPhone, iPod touch and Android apps to make it faster and easier to capture, share, and discover beautiful photos and videos. Notable new features include:     Capture and edit up to 30 seconds of HD video, using the same live filters available for photos, directly in the app. Smarter and faster search experience -- it could take up to three seconds per search in the it takes 30 milliseconds. Simpler navigation tools and a redesigned photostream that makes it even easier to share to Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook. The new…
  • Kindle for Samsung launched today exclusive to Galaxy phones and tablets

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Samsung and Amazon today announced ‘Kindle for Samsung,’ a custom-built Kindle app for Samsung phones and tablets. Kindle for Samsung offers millions of best-selling books, newspapers and magazines on readers’ mobile devices including over 500,000 exclusive titles. Samsung and Amazon also announced Samsung Book Deals, a service providing 12 free e-books a year to all Kindle for Samsung Galaxy smartphone and tablet users. The new app is available in over 90 countries from Samsung apps, including Canada. Additional information can be found on the Samsung Electronics Official…
  • BlackBerry Launches mobile app development award at Canada-Wide Science Fair 2014

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    This year, the Canada-Wide Science Fair launched the BlackBerry Smartphone App Development Award. This continues CWSF’s tradition of fostering interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) among Canadian youth, preparing them to pursue STEM careers, especially in the rapidly growing field of mobile computing. The event takes place in Windsor from May 10th to 17th, 2014. CWSF is the largest science-based competition in the country, and has captured the imaginations of thousands of students since 1962 (approximately 25,000 students compete each year.
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  • How to Revoke Access to All 3rd Party Twitter Apps At Once

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    As a part of spring cleaning process, you might be interested in cleaning up your Twitter account for unwanted apps and services. There are a lot of third-party apps like TweetDeck, HootSuite, Facebook, Instagram, etc. that require authorization to access your tweets and other twitter data. If you’re a heavy Twitter user then you might be surprised to see the huge number of apps that you’ve granted access to, over the long period of time. Though, one can easily disable access to any application at any time from the ‘Apps’ tab in settings on twitter. But what if numerous apps are…
  • Quickly Check Airtel Broadband Data Usage on Android

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Airtel broadband users have an easy option to check the Internet usage for their account using the ‘Smartbytes’ service. For that, you simply need to visit the smartbytes website from the same Airtel broadband connection. Now, there is a handy app “Airtel Smartbytes” for Android that allows Airtel users to check the data usage right from their Android device in just a single click! The app is developed by Anon and is in no way affiliated with Airtel. Airtel Smartbytes is a free Android app to check your Airtel broadband usage over Wi-Fi directly on your device. The app fetches the…
  • Check if a Site or your Android Phone is Vulnerable to Heartbleed Bug

    12 Apr 2014 | 3:37 am
    On Monday, April 7th a major vulnerability known as “Heartbleed” was found in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic library, that is widely used with applications and web servers. The sites and services across the Internet are thus busy in patching this vulnerability and updating the SSL certificates to protect their customers. As said, OpenSSL v1.0.1 through 1.0.1f (inclusive) are vulnerable and OpenSSL 1.0.1g released on 7th April, 2014 fixes this bug. An excerpt from says, The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library.
  • How to Root Samsung Galaxy S5 with CF-Auto-Root

    12 Apr 2014 | 12:58 am
    Samsung’s flagship smartphone ‘The GALAXY S5’ was unveiled a month back in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The SGS5 has also been officially announced in India and will be available globally starting April 11th. However, Chainfire a senior developer over at XDA Developers forum has already managed to root the international SM-G900F variant of SGS5. The method applies only for Galaxy S5 SM-G900F (Europe variant) and now supports various other SGS models as well. UPDATE (April 11) – Chainfire has updated the root for the SM-G900F (International Qualcomm) model, and…
  • Windows 8.1 Update Now Available [Direct Download Links]

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:18 am
    Windows 8.1 Update 1, a significant update for Windows 8.1 was officially announced by Microsoft at BUILD 2014. The update was made available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers at the very moment, whereas its public availability was scheduled for April 8. This major update brings essential improvements and convenience for those using a keyboard and mouse. The update will be available via Windows Update, as a free package for Windows 8.1 users. The Windows 8.1 Update deliversa collection of refinements designed to give people a more familiar and convenient experience across touch, keyboard and…
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  • Religion is a safer bet than Facebook

    Frédéric Filloux
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
      Facebook’s incredible global reach and success appear to forestall challenges. In the long run, though, the social network’s growth and its frantic quest for new revenue sources raise questions. (First of two articles)     Casting doubt on Facebook’s future is like going to Rome and questioning the existence of God. It’s not the right venue to do so. First, you can’t argue with figures, they’re overwhelming. Each institution features about the same number of devotees: 1.2 billion across the world. As for financials, Facebook’s annual report shows strong…
  • The Browser Is The OS: 19 Years Later

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
      So it was declared in the early days: Web apps will win over native apps. Why let the facts cloud an appealing theory? Marc Andreessen, the Netscape co-founder, is credited with many bold, visionary claimssuch as “Everyone Will Have the Web” (ca. 1992), “Web Businesses Will Live in the Cloud” (1999), “Everything Will Be Social” (2004, four years before joining Facebook’s Board), and “Software Will Eat the World” (2009). But not all of Andreessen’s predictions are as ringing and relevant. His 1995 proclamation that “The Browser Will Be the Operating System” still…
  • Lessons from a good vertical:

    Frédéric Filloux
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:18 am
      For digital media companies, creating good verticals that breed small but valuable audiences has become essential. On that subject, here are my takeaways following a conversation with Rafat Ali, founder and CEO of In 20 months, Rafat’s company has become a reference in the travel intelligence business.  There is no excuse for not trying to build a vertical digital service (web site & mobile app) for a strong media company shifting to digital. As long as you have a powerful (not to be confused with profuse) newsroom coupled with a well-structured contents system,…
  • TV Done Right: Still A Dream

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:17 am
      As the strong reactions to even the slightest Apple TV rumor demonstrate, there’s a vigorous appetite for a simple, modern Internet TV experience. The technology is ready but carriers aren’t. Last week started with Big Apple TV News in an authoritative-sounding Wall Street Journal article: “Apple Inc. is in talks with Comcast Corp. about teaming up for a streaming-television service that would use an Apple set-top box and get special treatment on Comcast’s cables to ensure it bypasses congestion on the Web, people familiar with the matter say.” Search for “Comcast” in…
  • Dealing With Data Frenzy

    Frédéric Filloux
    23 Mar 2014 | 1:44 pm
      Last week, I attended the Newspaper Association of America’s MXC conference in Denver. We were to focus on the publishers’ use of data. A hot topic that sometimes becomes overly broad and leads to unrealistic expectations. Here are some key points I made.    For any digital publisher, relying on data is no longer an option nor a luxury. It has become a necessity. Each passing quarter confirms the demise of digital advertising: yields continues to fall, programmatic buying (most often operated by large third party players) takes over and continues to fuel deflation. Highly…
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  • Cool Websites & Tools – Whistle To Take A Picture, Have An Album Every Month, & Android Video Editor

    Mark O'Neill
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Vinyl Me Please – Each month you’ll receive an album on vinyl delivered straight to your door — albums that aren’t just good, but essential for any record collection. In addition, you’ll receive a custom cocktail pairing and album-inspired piece of art, all designed to enhance your listening experience and help you connect more deeply with the music. Update My VC – is a modern guide to keeping in touch with your investors. Use the email template to send your VCs a monthly update about new products, metrics, recruiting priorities, and important questions. Browse our…
  • Caption Contest: Ejection Protocol

    Jackson Chung
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Marie finally found a solution to Howard’s Internet addiction. The winner of “No Way, Macgyver” is Keith M. with his caption, “We found Clippy. I need you to get him brushed up and put him back to work in Windows 8.” Also, Sunsetsword won “PC Lock” with the caption, “Maybe hiring that locksmith into IT was a bad idea.” Congratulations both!Read the full article: Caption Contest: Ejection Protocol
  • Android Apps on Sale, 18 April: The Disney Edition!

    Erez Zukerman
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Each week we scour current Google Play promotions and cherry-pick the best of the best. This week we have a treasure trove of Disney games, as well as the absolutely epic Boson X. Because app sales are temporary affairs, by the time you read this, these may no longer be on sale. Worry not: Simply check back next week for some more Android deals! Games Contre Jour ($1.99, now $0.99) A hauntingly beautiful, dark physics puzzler, Contre Jour takes you on a journey through an organic landscape with portals, hooks, and swings. It’s kind of similar to Cut the Rope,...Read the full article:…
  • Amazon Combines Kindle Personal Documents With Cloud Drive

    Saikat Basu
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Anyone who uses a Kindle eReader knows the utility of the “Send To Kindle” feature. Click it (or email) and send documents, selected text from webpages, and even your own DRM free ebooks straight to the eReader. Amazon will now automatically archive all personal documents sent to Kindle in a new “My Send-to-Kindle Docs” folder on Amazon Cloud Drive. This can be a user-friendly location to organize and manage all your documents in one central location that’s reachable from all devices. The automated folder also comes with another side benefit — the 5GB of storage…
  • Find A Job Quickly With These 5 LinkedIn Groups

    Dann Albright
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We’ve told you about why LinkedIn is great for job hunting, and gave you a good idea of how to get started with LinkedIn if you’re new. Now it’s time to dive into finding an actual job. One of the most powerful tools for finding a job using LinkedIn is groups. Here are five that will significantly increase your job-hunting power. Job Openings, Job Leads, and Job Connections! As you might gather from the exclamatory title, this group is dedicated to just one thing: finding jobs. There are over 1,700,000 members in this group, making it one of the largest...Read the full…
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  • How to Invest Time in Yourself

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Investing time in yourself is way better than investing money into something or someone else. When you invest in yourself and build valuable skill sets, you will never have to worry about unemployment again. If you were to strip Bill Gates of his assets and put him out on the street, he’d be back to earning a comfortable income in about a week. Why? Because he has tons of human capital. Sometimes the stress of life (bills, cleaning, children, etc.) can really start to take a toll on us, and it’s unfortunate. After sleeping and work, we only get about 8 hours a day to spend on other…
  • 20 Royalty Free Music Resources

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:14 pm
    This is my ultimate guide to royalty free music. So if you’re working on a commercial or personal video, these websites are your best friends. I haven’t made many videos in the past, but I’m getting more interested in them, so I figured I would share some valuable resources I’ve recently stumbled upon. Royalty free means that you can use copyrighted material or intellectual property without the need to pay license fees. So basically after paying a one-time license fee you can use the song as much as you want. For more information about how music licensing works, check out this…
  • 7 Travel Books That Will Change Your Perspective

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:36 pm
    If you’re thinking about traveling the globe, it’s completely worth it, but you might want to consider reading some great literature on the subject before you take off. Having a better understanding will actually help you have a better time in your travels. Below I’ve listed my favorites travel books that will help you get a grip before you take your trip. These books will teach you an abundance of information. You’ll learn about cultural norms, how to find cheap flights, how to pack lightly, how to find work while you travel, and much more. As always, I’m not here to sell you…
  • 60 Spectacular Examples of Long Exposure Photography

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Long exposure photography involves a long-duration shutter speed. Shutter speed is the length of time your camera’s shutter is open while taking a photo. While you have the shutter open, light hits the film or image sensor. Depending on how long you have your shutter open, the difference can have a dramatic impact on your photo. Let’s say you’re taking an image of a waterfall. A shutter speed of 1 second will be completely different from 1/800 of a second. A shutter speed of 1 second will look like the water is smoothly flowing, making it appear blurry. A shutter speed…
  • 35 Adrenaline Photos That Will Make You Cringe

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Are you ready to see people push the boundaries? If so, you clicked on the right link. Today you will witness incredible photos that are bound to make you feel uncomfortable. If you happen to be a skeptic, I can assure you that every single image below is 100% real. Some photos might have had some cosmetic work done, but that’s about it. Enjoy! Sky diving at sunset over Northamptonshire, England Felix Baumgartner Stepping out of his capsule around 128,000 feet. Taken from CNN. Jean-Marc Johannes 10m suspended skate gap in South Africa Just hanging around v2 Skydiving in Australia…
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  • New Technique Takes Cues from Astronomy and Ophthalmology to Sharpen Microscope Images

    Science News Desk
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
    The complexity of biology can befuddle even the most sophisticated light microscopes. Biological samples bend light in unpredictable ways, returning difficult-to-interpret information to the microscope and distorting the resulting image. New imaging technology developed at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus rapidly corrects for these distortions and sharpens high-resolution images over large volumes of more
  • Azobenzene-on-carbon nanotube method to increase energy storage capacity of solar thermal fuels

    Robert Freeman
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    A new study using a photosensitive molecule, azobenzene and carbon nanotubes demonstrates the feasibility of developing solar thermal fuels with significantly increased energy storage capacity. There is a global race to find the most cost efficient, green energy alternatives to fossil fuels. Solar energy is an attractive pollution-free option.  However as the intensity of sunlight is affected by factors such as time of the day and weather, there is a need to develop efficient energy storage devices for uninterrupted energy more
  • Atomic Force Microscope for Picoscale Measurements

    Science News Desk
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:37 am
    JILA researchers have engineered a short, flexible, reusable probe for the atomic force microscope (AFM) that enables state-of-the-art precision and stability in picoscale force measurements. Shorter, softer and more agile than standard and recently enhanced AFM probes, the JILA tips will benefit nanotechnology and studies of folding and stretching in biomolecules such as proteins and more
  • Organic Solar Cells More Efficient With Molecules Face-to-Face

    Science News Desk
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    New research from North Carolina State University and UNC-Chapel Hill reveals that energy is transferred more efficiently inside of complex, three-dimensional organic solar cells when the donor molecules align face-on, rather than edge-on, relative to the acceptor. This finding may aid in the design and manufacture of more efficient and economically viable organic solar cell more
  • Orienteering for robots

    Science News Desk
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    Suppose you’re trying to navigate an unfamiliar section of a big city, and you’re using a particular cluster of skyscrapers as a reference point. Traffic and one-way streets force you to take some odd turns, and for a while you lose sight of your landmarks. When they reappear, in order to use them for navigation, you have to be able to identify them as the same buildings you were tracking before — as well as your orientation relative to more
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    Insivia Marketing + Web Design

  • 5 Reasons Vimeo Beats YouTube For Your Business

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    I can already hear the YouTube mob grabbing their pitchforks and lighting their torches, so I’ll start by giving YouTube its deserved praise. There’s no doubt that it is the internet’s go-to big dog of video hosting. It also doesn’t hurt to be backed by a modest little corporation named Google . Over 1 billion unique visitors and 6 billion hours of video watched every month make Youtube the people’s champion. But the defending champ has a top contender by the name of Vimeo gaining quickly on its heels. Founded in 2004 (a year before YouTube) Vimeo hasn’t seen the meteoric rise…
  • Welcome To The Team Megan Conway!

    9 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    We’re very excited to welcome Megan Conway to the Insivia Team. Megan has extensive experience within a range of industries including nonprofit and commercial real estate. With a Bachelors degree in Public Relations and Marketing, she specializes in account strategy and will utilize her client relations and networking expertise to service existing accounts and develop new business for Insivia.    More About Megan! Where did you go to college? Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. What did you study and why? Public Relations and marketing, because I love to write and I can’t…
  • How BuzzFeed Landed Me A Job

    1 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    I’m no visionary, but at some point the thought did cross my mind, “This is an industry filled with people that look at things in an atypical way.” Now, if I wanted to be one of them, how could I prove that I too had the capacity for this? It wasn’t enough to be educated, qualified, or knowledgeable, I had to demonstrate my unique ability to not just think outside the box, but live outside its walls as well. I’d spent months sitting at the library filling out dozens upon dozens of job applications, scouring LinkedIn for open positions, and occasionally being distracted by Buzzfeed.
  • The Never Ending Webpage

    24 Mar 2014 | 7:21 am
    Have you noticed anything different about some of the websites you’ve been visiting lately? In particular, have you noticed that the menu bars have been shrinking and the page lengths, growing. I mean really growing. A LOT! In fact some of the most popular websites you go to don’t have page bottoms. I’m serious, go take a look at your Facebook or Twitter feeds and try to find the bottom of the page – can’t do it, can you…it’s practically infinite! Even the pages that eventually end are still pretty long and give you all the information on a single scrolling page. And if…
  • Tell Great Stories!

    17 Mar 2014 | 9:55 am
    What’s the one thing that everyone loves? I’ll give you a hint – they’ve been around since the creation of fire, the wheel, and sliced bread. They’re what we occupy ourselves with on a constant basis, sometimes without even realizing it. We are addicted to them, inspired by them, and awed by what they have to offer. They are the backbone of a multi-billion dollar industry, yet they don’t cost a penny to create. What are they? They’re stories. Shared since the dawn of man – from cave drawings, to renaissance paintings, to digital screens; from stories you…
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  • Shape-Shifting Touch Screen Buttons Head to Market

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    An iPad accessory launching later this year will bring transparent morphing buttons to the device’s screen to aid touch-typing.As they peck out text on the featureless glass surface of their phone or tablet, some people still mourn the passing of the physical keyboard. Now technology is heading to mass production that can offer the best of both worlds: a featureless surface for watching video and buttons that rise out of it when you need to type.
  • Selling Teslas in China Won’t Do Much for the Environment

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Because China relies so heavily on coal for power, electric vehicles aren’t necessarily an improvement over gasoline-powered cars.Sales of electric vehicles in China, the world’s largest auto market, have been minuscule despite government incentives meant to put five million of the cars on the nation’s roads by 2020. Tesla Motors hopes to begin changing that as it makes its first deliveries of Model S sedans to customers in China this month.
  • Microrobots, Working Together, Build with Metal, Glass, and Electronics

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    Tiny robots that work together like ants could lead to a new way to manufacture complex structures and electronics.Someone glancing through the door of Annjoe Wong-Foy’s lab at SRI International might think his equipment is infested by ants. Dark shapes about a centimeter across move to and fro over elevated walkways: they weave around obstacles and carry small sticks.
  • The Limits of Social Engineering

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Tapping into big data, researchers and planners are building mathematical models of personal and civic behavior. But the models may hide rather than reveal the deepest sources of social ills.In 1969, Playboy published a long, freewheeling interview with Marshall McLuhan in which the media theorist and sixties icon sketched a portrait of the future that was at once seductive and repellent. Noting the ability of digital computers to analyze data and communicate messages, he predicted that the machines eventually would be deployed to fine-tune society’s workings. “The computer can be used to…
  • World Cup Mind-Control Demo Faces Deadlines, Critics

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    A Brazilian neuroscientist says brain-controlled robotics will let the paralyzed walk again.In less than 60 days, Brazil will begin hosting soccer’s 2014 World Cup, even though workers are still hurrying to pour concrete at three unfinished stadiums. At a laboratory in São Paulo, a Duke University neuroscientist is in his own race with the World Cup clock. He is rushing to finish work on a mind-controlled exoskeleton that he says a paralyzed Brazilian volunteer will don, navigate across a soccer pitch using his or her thoughts, and use to make the ceremonial opening kick of the tournament…
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  • EDF Presentation at the February Hadoop User Group in Paris

    24 Mar 2014 | 3:58 am
    A Hadoop User Group meeting was held on February 13, 2014 in Google’s Paris office. This meetup gave the opportunity to learn more about Google Cloud Platform with an engineer from the company as well as learn more about Apache Phoenix with Fifty-Five, an agency specialized in advertiser data....
  • Win free IT training for life

    14 Mar 2014 | 5:58 am
    Accelerated training provider, Firebrand Training are running a competition where one person will win free training for the rest of their life. The prize is estimated to be worth in excess of a £1 million, with the winner gaining access to the companies portfolio of 165+ IT, Project Management and Cyber Security related courses.
  • What is Scrum?

    10 Feb 2014 | 3:48 am
    A quick look at the agile framework which is revolutionizing the way that businesses work. Sounds complicated, but the scrum framework is deceptively simple.
  • The growing need for IT security professionals in 2014

    20 Jan 2014 | 9:12 pm
    With a twelve month period blighted by major cyber-crime scandals, the demand for IT security professionals is at an all time high. With criminal activity on the rise and a shortage of IT security experts, demand in 2014 will be at an all time high.
  • Future Enterprise- The Future of Startups

    12 Jan 2014 | 10:54 pm
    It is predicted by the author that the Startup culture will provide the key to a more productive, peaceful and sustainable planet by offering a new era of creative work and training with the potential to reduce poverty and conflict, while focussing on solutions to the looming crisis facing the planet from unstoppable climate change.
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  • Eyefi Connects Digital Cameras to the Power of the Cloud

    Joanne Carter
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am
    Today, Eyefi, the global leader in digital camera connectivity, announced a brand new service that finally gives cameras smartphone-like convenience, and will change the way people interact with and manage...The post Eyefi Connects Digital Cameras to the Power of the Cloud appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Portrait of an Artist Interview with Andrew B White by Jennifer Bracewell

    Jennifer Bracewell
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:59 am
    We are delighted to publish our second Portrait of an Artist interview to this very special column, edited by Jennifer Bracewell. This is an outstanding interview with Andrew B White,...The post Portrait of an Artist Interview with Andrew B White by Jennifer Bracewell appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • PictureBook – ‘Loki through the Looking Glass’ by Benamon Tame

    Benamon Tame
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:58 am
    Ohhhhhh Benamon, how we adore your creativity! Benamon has done it again, he has created another wonderful piece for to his PictureBook Column, once again bursting with creativity and imagery...The post PictureBook – ‘Loki through the Looking Glass’ by Benamon Tame appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Want To Create An Idea For A Google Glass App? Win A Google Play Voucher?

    Joanne Carter
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:22 am
    Well, our regular readers will know that I don’t sit still for long – once I’m released from my desk – I ‘fly’ and next Thursday (April 24, 2014) will...The post Want To Create An Idea For A Google Glass App? Win A Google Play Voucher? appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Creative iOS Photography App Tutorial – Another World….. Getting Creative with Image Blender by David Hayes

    David Hayes
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:03 am
    We’re delighted to publish our latest creative iOS Photography App Tutorial by David Hayes, this time David takes a closer look at the uber popular app, Image Blender and comes...The post Creative iOS Photography App Tutorial – Another World….. Getting Creative with Image Blender by David Hayes appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • Milk Intake in Teenage Years Linked to Increase in the Risk of Hip Fractures in Men

    Natalie Tornese
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Calcium is better known as an element that builds and maintains strong bones and consuming milk and milk products is regarded as a good way of getting dietary intake of this nutrient as per the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans from the US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services. It is often recommended to drink milk in the adolescence period to achieve optimum bone mass which will help to reduce the risk of hip fractures later in life. However, researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital found this widespread notion to be wrong in the case of…
  • ICD 10 Implementation Delayed Until 2015

    Julie Clements
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:13 am
    For the last six months, there was a big push for ICD-10. However, the implementation of ICD-10 has now been delayed until October 1, 2015. The news is a big relief for many healthcare providers who were not ready to implement the new coding standards. On March 31, the US Senate approved H.R. 4302, the legislation which delays the ICD-10 implementation deadline by one year to October 1, 2015. The Senate voted 64-35 to pass the bill. President Barack Obama has signed into law “doc fix” legislation (HR 4302) to delay scheduled cuts to Medicare physician reimbursement rates. Along…
  • Researchers Have Created a Fitness Model to Predict Influenza for the Next Year

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:25 am
    The 2012-2013 flu season was quite harsh with 700 cases of flu reported at Boston and led to the declaration of public-health emergency there. The 2014 FluView report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that the influenza activity decreased during week 8 (February 16-22), but remained prominent in the United States. However, researchers from Columbia University and the University of Cologne figured out a formula to predict the evolution of influenza for the next year as per a study published in Nature, an international weekly journal of science. They…
  • Obesity Rates of American Children Plummeted to 43%, Says the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

    Meghann Kiernan
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:39 pm
    As per the press release published in February 2014 by CDC, obesity prevalence among U.S. children aged 2 to 5 years dropped from about 14 percent in 2003-2004 to over 8 percent in 2011-2012 which points to a decline of 43 percent. The rates were computed on the basis of CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data. The CDC director said that this report came upon the heels of previous CDC data that showed a significant decrease in obesity prevalence among low-income children in the age group 2 to 4 years, who had been participating in federal nutrition programs.
  • Crucial Documentation Elements for Coding Traumatic Fractures in ICD-10

    Natalie Tornese
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Orthopedic practices face the challenge of inappropriate use of codes labeled ‘unspecified’ while coding traumatic fractures for ICD-10, since this medical coding system differentiates traumatic fractures from pathological fractures. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has already insisted that the healthcare practitioners should focus on their documentation to identify the gaps that need to be filled before the ICD-10 implementation on October 1, 2014. In such a scenario, it is quite imperative for orthopedic practices to understand the ICD-10…
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    Latest News, Reviews & More from TechReviewSource

  • Rumor: Apple Integrating Shazam Into iOS 8

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:01 am
    Apple's iOS 8 will reportedly help you name that tune thanks to integration with Shazam. As reported by Bloomberg, Shazam will be integrated into the next version of Apple's mobile operating system, allowing owners to use their iPad or iPhone to figure out what song is playing. Shazam is already available to download on the App Store, but […]
  • AT&T Threatens to Ditch Spectrum Auction Over Rules

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    AT&T might withdraw from next year's incentive spectrum auction if the FCC imposes rules on the proceedings that make it difficult for AT&T to secure the spectrum it wants, the company said this week. Specifically, AT&T is concerned that the FCC wants to restrict just how much spectrum a larger company can purchase in any […]
  • Galaxy S5 More Durable Than S4, But iPhone 5s Wins

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Samsung's new Galaxy S5 is more durable than its predecessor and other popular Android handsets, but can't withstand accidents as well as Apple's iPhone 5s, according to a new report from mobile insurance provider SquareTrade. SquareTrade evaluated the phones using criteria such as size, weight, water resistance, grip-ability, front and back panel design, and edge construction to […]
  • Lenovo Announces Flex 2 and Snazzy AIO

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Lenovo is already gearing up for back-to-school with a slew of new systems, including two versatile new Flex laptops, as well as an all-in-one desktop and an inexpensive business laptop. The new back-to-school and business laptops feature multimode capabilities, sleek designs, and affordable prices, with the hardware to get plenty of work done in the […]
  • Analyst: iPhone 6 May Get $100 Price Hike

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Bad news, iPhone users. Apple's next-generation smartphone might be getting a price bump, according to Jefferies analyst Peter Misek. "Our checks indicate Apple has started negotiating with carriers on a $100 iPhone 6 price increase," Misek wrote in a note to investors Monday morning. "The initial response has been no, but there seems to be […]
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  • Why Choose Magento for your Online Shopping Cart Website?

    Bhauvik Tripathi
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:19 pm
    On the web it is simple to sell, but for that to happen there are many elements that needs to be integrated and they also have to come together to deliver a website that visitors or customers can find, want to visit and buy from. Magento is a feature rich e-commerce solution that offers online sellers complete control and flexibility over the functionality of their online channel. With Magento ecommerce you avail the following features: Site Management Catalog Management Checkout, Payment and shipping Site Management Search Engine Optimisation Marketing, Promotion and Conversation Tools…
  • How are Mobile Website Different from Desktop Website or Full Website?

    Bhauvik Tripathi
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:45 am
    Mobile web pages has a whole new user experience. Unlike desktop web pages, which are designed for large page screens and mouse clicking for navigation, mobile web pages are designed for small screens and finger tapping. Let’s see some of the differentiating points: Content as Priority: The biggest challenge in designing a mobile website is how to cope with the screen size difference without hampering the user experience. While desktop or full website contains a wide range of content sand images, the mobile website just contains the important functions and features. Mobile website gives…
  • Penguin Recovery Task to Ensure Your Site on Right Track

    Brenden Kemp
    4 Oct 2013 | 3:07 am
    In today’s competitive online world it is imperative to be up to date and optimise your site to perform well with Google keyword search rankings. It seems that there are allot of web admins that are noticing heavy fluctuations in their Google search rankings; this is mainly due to how Google is ever changing how it is indexing your site. Penguin which is the code name given to the updates applied to the Google search algorithm are rolled out on a steady and rather private basis. “Sometimes the updates are small and minor however there are times that updates affect over 1, 2% of search…
  • How to Choose the right Software Development Company for Business

    Bhauvik Tripathi
    9 Aug 2013 | 3:58 am
    A lot of work goes into selecting the software development company that is ideal for your business. With thousands of software development companies across the globe, the process can be extensive. The benefit though, is that when you find the right company, it will all be worth it. Start Searching for Companies that Meet Your Minimum Requirements Perhaps the simplest thing to do is to take a moment and determine what knowledge and skills will be essential for helping to develop your software product. This begins by knowing precisely what the role of the software is, who the target audience…
  • 7 Things That Actually Matter in Mobile Application Development

    Bhauvik Tripathi
    29 Jul 2013 | 4:57 am
    Mobiles have taken the world by storm and just about every coder – from a fresh coder coding from inside a coffee shop to a hardened pro working on enterprise-grade applications – is busy with mobile app development. Companies are forever seeking to enhance customer satisfaction by developing a killer mobile application. Today, there are millions of apps out there, but only a few apps have garnered a steadfast fan following. Also, developing a mobile application may sound cool and easy, but the development process is plagued by many issues that will take some time to resolve. 7…
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  • Introducing our Nomad Product Manager

    Lee Gallington
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:36 am
    Hi, this is a short blog post to introduce myself – I’m Lee Gallington, Product Manager for 1E’s Nomad product. Prior to joining the 1E product team around five months ago, I was leading the EMEA Pre-Sales team and before that was a Senior Consultant here. I joined 1E, around eight years ago now, after working alongside them on a project which showed me just how much they lived up to their reputation of having truly world class systems management expertise, and quite simply, this was a place I wanted to work and grow my career. Working with various clients and on many varied…
  • 1E London Marathon exploits net charity £20,000

    Matt Lewis
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Following on from last year’s successful effort, in which over £10,000 was raised, Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E, returned to the streets of the capital for the London Marathon last Sunday. Sumir was again fundraising on behalf of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), the UK’s leading adoption and fostering charity, and this time he had company. Sumir along with Will Edmondson, Chief Financial Officer and Nick Milne-Home, Chief Operating Officer and President of 1E North America, crossed the line in an impressive 4 hours 16 minutes. Dressed during the race in distinctive…
  • A Day in the Life of a ConfigMgr Administrator: Part 2

    Brent Hunter
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    Keeping the Distribution Point (DP) servers Lights On Point-of-View: from a ConfigMgr Administrator to his Manager, discussing how he/she spends their day managing a ConfigMgr environment. This is the second part of my three-part story that details what we did in our company (in a previous life) to help reduce the DP server management nightmare. Part one of this story can be found by clicking here. So a little background first; we’ve got 140 Distribution Points in our ConfigMgr environment and sometimes we have package distribution problems. I’ve previously described to my manager how I…
  • Consumerization of IT – User transformation is well underway

    Simon Rust
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
    Over the last eight or nine years we have seen a very significant change take place out there in user-land – many have referred to it as the Consumerization of IT, whereby consumer technology has begun to impact the technology choices that the enterprise is making use of and in some cases being forced to use. The vast choice of mobile devices available and ease of use of such devices has radically changed the way in which we all interact with technology by moving it as something that most of the population use every day rather than it being something that you had to use in the office or…
  • Extended support contract for Windows XP on 1E products throughout 2014

    Geoff Collins
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
    Hello there, As I’m sure you know today marks the end of Microsoft’s extended support for Windows XP. While the majority of our customers have taken advantage of our windows migration technologies, we acknowledge there will be pockets of legacy systems out there. This may be for a variety of reasons such as legacy applications or regulatory compliance issues, etc. Over the last few weeks, we’ve had a couple of people reach out to us to ask for advice on 1E product & Windows XP support. Today I’m announcing that we’ve decided to offer an extended support contract for Windows XP…
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  • Easter egg – OMG^2 the true PowerShell in bash window

    Waclaw Chrabaszcz
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Originally posted on:'s continue this crazy experiment. More or less it should works on any distro in my case it is Ubuntu 13. The idea is to use wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator J) to install Powershell 2.0 for Windows XP. Wine can emulate W7 or W8 however it refuses to install .MSU packages. To reach our goal we will need to use experimental wine 1.7 or above and EXE file so … For the science!!! sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppasudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install…
  • ‘Tap size’ for radio buttons and checkboxes on mobile devices

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Originally posted on: you ever had trouble selecting a radio button or checkbox on your mobile phone? Two aspects of web forms that often get overlooked for mobile page views are the ‘tap size’ of radio buttons and checkboxes, and the spacing between these elements. The first dictates the target area you have to tap and the second can mean you select the wrong option by mistake. Fortunately both are easy to solve. The tap size can be increased by changing the…
  • APress Deal of the Day - 17/Apr/2014 - Foundation Version Control for Web Developers

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Originally posted on: The APress $10 Deal of the day at is an E-book - Foundation Version Control for Web Developers. "Foundation Version Control for Web Developers explains how version control works, what you can do with it and how, using the three leading systems—SVN, Git and Mercurial—on multiple operating systems"
  • Business Analysis – We’re Doing It Wrong

    D'Arcy Lussier
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    Originally posted on: you know what a Business Analyst does? They analyze business practices. Doesn’t that seem simple? And yet organizations the world over, and even the IIBA it would seem, consider them a super role that encompasses a wide variety of skills and capabilities: Requirements Gatherer: Instead of utilizing techniques like value stream mapping to identify areas of business process that could be optimized/corrected, BA’s tend to be assigned the task of Requirements Gatherer. They meet with users and hear what…
  • Running MDX Studio against SQL 2012

    Darren Gosbell
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:19 am
    Originally posted on: though MDX Studio has not been updated since SQL 2008 it’s still a fantastic tool for working with MDX. However if you have only installed SQL 2012 (or later) on your machine then you may get errors like the following: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.AnalysisServices, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified. File name:…
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    Slice of MIT by the Alumni Association

  • MIT-Bred Robot Dives into the Search for MH370

    Nancy DuVergne Smith
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Guest Blogger: Nicole Taylor, Continuum In the hunt for signs of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370—which disappeared on March 8 after deviating for unknown reasons from its scheduled flight path—all eyes turn to a company that got its start at MIT. The Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle (pictured) is searching for missing flight MH370. Photo: Bluefin Robotics Bluefin Robotics, founded in 1997 by a core group of engineers from the MIT Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Lab, is the maker of the Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The US Navy, which has used a version of the…
  • Boston-Area Alumni Get Their Nerd On

    Kate Hoagland
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Pins passed out at Nerd Nite. Photo: Mary Lewey Can robots learn to bake cookies? Can ceramic filters make water drinkable in the developing world? MIT alumni Mario Bollini ’09, SM ’12 and Amelia Servi ’10, SM ‘13 shared insights on these topics at recent Nerd Nites, a popular event that showcases new research from MIT and other area universities. The bonus? You can drink beer while you learn. Over the past 10 years, Nerd Nite has grown from one grad student presenting evolutionary biology research at a Boston pub to monthly events in 80 cities around the world. There are Nerd…
  • MIT to Honor Officer Sean Collier on April 18

    Jay London
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    The temporary memorial to MIT Police Officer Sean Collier HM. Photo by Joe McGonegal. MIT will mark the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and the death of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier HM in a ceremony of remembrance on Friday, April 18—one year to the day that Collier was killed in active duty by the alleged marathon bombing suspects. The one-hour ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. at MIT’s North Court and is open to the Institute community. The ceremony will include remarks from Senator Elizabeth Warren, Cambridge Mayor David Maher, MIT Executive Vice President and…
  • How Do You Map Culture?

    Nicole Morell
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    You may have seen Pantheon, the newest creation out of MIT Media Lab’s Macro Connection group, in the news lately. With the ability to rank globally famous people—Aristotle currently sits at number one—the platform has garnered a lot of attention. These rankings, however, are just one part of Pantheon. A concept developed by Macro Connection’s Principal Investigator, César A. Hidalgo, which builds off his previous work with the Observatory of Economic Complexity and DataViva, Pantheon aims to map and visualize historical cultural production. Think of cultural production as…
  • Photo of the Week by Rowland Williams ’72—April 12, 2014

    Joe McGonegal
    12 Apr 2014 | 2:59 am
    Plum Island, MA (© Rowland Williams). Rowland Williams ’72 is a photographer living in Amesbury, MA. View more photos on his website. View more alumni photos of the week.
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  • Easily create web site images

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    Some people are able to open up a graphic editor and produce stunning original artwork for their web sites. I'm not one of those people. For me it's usually a case of searching the net in the hope of finding the perfect graphic that exactly matches my needs. Usually I fail in that search and end up with the closest thing I can find. Yesterday I found a new web site that does all the hard work for you. With Canva you can quickly and easily take any of their stock elements and completely customise them to your exact needs. It's very quick and incredibly easy to use. There are loads of…
  • Akeeba Backup for WordPress

    31 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Yesterday was world backup day. Did you remember to take your backups? Of course you're taking them daily aren't you and not just once a year!! Every Joomla user knows that they can use the awesome Akeeba Backup to take a backup of their site quickly and easily and even automate the process so that the backup is taken daily, with the backup archives stored in a secure off-site location. When you went to backup your WordPress, phpBB, PrestaShop or other php/sql web site were you jealous? Did you sit there wondering why it was so much harder to backup your WordPress web site? Have you struggled…
  • Open Source is an ancient concept

    27 Mar 2014 | 12:12 pm
    There is nothing new about Open Source. We might like to think that it is a concept introduced in the last 50 years but in fact the origins of sharing knowledge date back to some of the oldest recordings of written works.  Doing some reading recently I came across the following text translated from a compilation of the ethical teachings and maxims (Pirkei Avot of the Rabbis (jewish teachers) written down almost 2000 years ago. Free-culture and open source licensing does not do away with proprietary ownership of others. Rather, it  declares the intention of an owner to share. Rabbinic…
  • First They Came - Pastor Martin Niemoller

    13 Mar 2014 | 3:20 pm
    First they came for the CommunistsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a Communist Then they came for the SocialistsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a Socialist Then they came for the trade unionistsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a trade unionistThen they came for the JewsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a JewThen they came for meAnd there was no one leftTo speak out for me 
  • A name is just a name

    26 Feb 2014 | 11:18 am
    The conversation about the change in licence for the Joomla Framework has clearly raised many strong opinions as well as some confusion. I admit I was confused at first regarding the version of the LGPL that was to be used as it was missing from the original post by Paul but once that was clarified I did update my post. However I believe there is one "confusion" that still can be resolved. What is the Framework? It's software that can be used to build a wide variety of web and non-web applications. Is that a good thing? Of course it is and it's great that we have people who want to work…
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  • WordPress 3.9 “Smith”

    Joshua Chase
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features a number of refinements that we hope you’ll love. A smoother media editing experience Improved visual editing The updated visual editor has improved speed, accessibility, and mobile support. You can paste into the visual editor from your word processor without wasting time to clean up messy styling. (Yeah, we’re talking about you, Microsoft Word.) Edit images easily With quicker access…
  • WordPress 3.9 “Smith”

    Joshua Chase
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features a number of refinements that we hope you’ll love. A smoother media editing experience Improved visual editing The updated visual editor has improved speed, accessibility, and mobile support. You can paste into the visual editor from your word processor without wasting time to clean up messy styling. (Yeah, we’re talking about you, Microsoft Word.) Edit images easily With quicker access…
  • WordPress 3.9 Release Candidate 2

    Joshua Chase
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:47 am
    The second release candidate for WordPress 3.9 is now available for testing. If you haven’t tested 3.9 yet, you’re running out of time! We made about five dozen changes since the first release candidate, and those changes are all helpfully summarized in our weekly post on the development blog. Probably the biggest fixes are to live widget previews and the new theme browser, along with some extra TinyMCE compatibility and some RTL fixes. Plugin authors: Could you test your plugins against 3.9, and if they’re compatible, make sure they are marked as tested up to…
  • WordPress 3.8.3 Maintenance Release

    Joshua Chase
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    WordPress 3.8.3 is now available to fix a small but unfortunate bug in the WordPress 3.8.2 security release. The “Quick Draft” tool on the dashboard screen was broken in the 3.8.2 update. If you tried to use it, your draft would disappear and it wouldn’t save. While we doubt anyone was writing a novella using this tool, any loss of content is unacceptable to us. We recognize how much trust you place in us to safeguard your content, and we take this responsibility very seriously. We’re sorry we let you down. We’ve all lost words we’ve written before, like an…
  • WordPress 3.8.3 Maintenance Release

    Joshua Chase
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    WordPress 3.8.3 is now available to fix a small but unfortunate bug in the WordPress 3.8.2 security release. The “Quick Draft” tool on the dashboard screen was broken in the 3.8.2 update. If you tried to use it, your draft would disappear and it wouldn’t save. While we doubt anyone was writing a novella using this tool, any loss of content is unacceptable to us. We recognize how much trust you place in us to safeguard your content, and we take this responsibility very seriously. We’re sorry we let you down. We’ve all lost words we’ve written before, like an…
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    Gadget Cage

  • Top 5 Travel Apps for Android

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Having a good travel app on your phone is a must before you head on a vacation next time. You can now make the best choices about airfares, hotels, places to eat, see and shop, every time you are on a trip all thanks to these innovative app. Here are the top travel apps for […]
  • Top Apps for improving Mobile safety

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:33 am
    Owners of both Android and iOS mobile gadgets can advance their mobile safety with apps that offer assistance with password administration, encryption and other protection best practices. After security analysts take a look at the probable weaknesses in a system, they consider the “surface area” open to threats. Cell phone computing is an unbelievable convenience; […]
  • Nokia X Dual SIM – Full Phone Specifications

    16 Mar 2014 | 7:41 am
    General Mobile Name: Nokia X Manufacturer: Nokia Price (USD): $134 Price (INR): Rs. 8200 (approx) Release Date: March, 2014 Indian Availability: Yes Overview: - Operating System : Jelly Bean v4.1.2. - Processor : 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual Core Processor. - RAM: 512 MB. - Dual Standby SIM (GSM + GSM) - SIM Type […]
  • Motorola Moto G Dual SIM – Full Phone Specifications

    11 Feb 2014 | 12:16 am
    Buy 8GB Model | Buy 16GB Model General Mobile Name: Motorola Moto G Dual SIM Manufacturer: Motorola Price (USD): $199.99 Price (INR): Rs. 12499 Release Date: February 2014 – India Indian Availability: Yes Overview: - Operating System : Jelly Bean 4.3, upgradable to KitKat(guaranteed). - Processor : Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core […]
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  • The Best of Online Gaming 2014

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:28 pm
    With the release of the PS4 still fresh on our minds and developers hard at work on the next generation of graphically amazing titles, most assumed that gaming in 2014 would be dominated by the quest for enhanced visuals.    Certainly it’s true that everyone’s on the lookout for the next big “pretty” game to plop into their console or PC, but this isn’t really where the action is in all honesty.  No…in 2014, online gaming is all the rage, with one amazing MMO title being released after another.  Moreover, industry developers have been focusing on finding new ways to integrate…
  • The Pros And Cons Of Satellite Navigation

    Katie B
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Flickr Satellite navigation has been around for quite some time now, and millions of people all over the world rely on it to get them from A to B. Even so, we thought it was about time we released an article discussing both the pros and cons of using this kind of technology. Some people think it’s brilliant, and they couldn’t possibly live without it, while others refuse to use them altogether. Hopefully, today we’re going to find out a little more about both sides of the argument. Are those championing the devices simply deluded? Or are those avoiding them just scared of change? At the…
  • Which Sat Nav will be best for me in 2014

    Katie B
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:43 pm
    (Great photo from the Highways Agency, via Flickr) This could be the toughest year yet for the humble sat nav. It has had a good run, guiding us around the country for a decade or more, but with the increasing popularity of smart phones and the sat nav apps that are available, could this be the end? The answer is simply no, this is not the end of sat nav as we know it. Even though smart phones have come on leaps over the last few years, they haven’t got it quite right when it comes to using the device for satellite navigation. This may be because the sat nav is a specialised device. It…
  • Top Car Gadgets Every Young Driver Needs To Buy This Year

    Katie B
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Credit for image When you first pass your test and purchase a car, most people just want to fill her up and get out on the road. This is understandable really. After years of walking or taking public transport, all of a sudden you feel like you’ve been given some freedom, and so you just drive and drive. However, after a while you realise that life would be made seriously less difficult if you had a few gadgets to help you along the way, right? Considering this, today we’re going to spend some time looking at some of the top in car tech you definitely don’t want to overlook this year.
  • Essential Software Solutions Everyone Should Have On Their Computer

    Katie B
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Image source In the past, computer software was very expensive, and so most people simply downloaded free open source versions from the internet. However, this has changed over the last few years, and now prices have dropped considerably. With this in mind, today we’re going to take a quick look at some of the software solutions everyone should own. Whether you use your computer for fun, or to make money, the products I’m about to list will make your life so much easier. At the end of the day, you need to take full advantage of this technology to ensure you don’t spend ages performing a…
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  • Premium WordPress Themes for Doctors & Medical/Health Professional

    Nikunj Tamboli
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    WordPress as a CMS has evolved with time & its no longer a platform just for blogging. WordPress has became so flexible that it is used from blog to full fledged website & also an e-commerce sites. Due to wide variety of plugins & easy to manage it has became 1st choice for large set […]
  • Zoho Project – Next Generation Project Management Tool

    Nikunj Tamboli
    23 Dec 2013 | 1:19 am
    When working on large projects with multiple teams it becomes tedious task to keep track of everything at once. To make life easier there are multiple project management tools available that help you keep the project on task. Zoho Projects is one such tool that help you manage your projects easily & collaborates teams on […]
  • Win Big With the Right Web Design

    Nikunj Tamboli
    20 Nov 2013 | 10:05 am
    Since the first commercial website emerged in 1991, the Internet has become an essential part of any company’s branding, as well as their marketing plan. When it comes to your company’s website, the design of the site is just as important as the message you are trying to convey. In order to ensure your message […]
  • Business Cards design for your Business Marketing

    Nikunj Tamboli
    25 Oct 2013 | 10:28 am
    I stand still strong every since I made a few business blunders myself but thank god, I didn’t make a capital damage. It was just that when I was beginning my little venture I had very less idea about all the essential stationery that is required. And one of them unfortunately was the business cards […]
  • 10 Best Graphic Design Blogs Today

    Brain Morris
    21 Aug 2013 | 9:51 pm
    What makes for a great blog? Great content. Knowing what your readers want and giving it to them is the only way to launch and maintain a popular blog. When it comes to graphic designers, there’s no shortage of blogs with great content. Designers love tips, tricks, tutorials, interviews, inspiration, portfolios, freebies and other material […]
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    Matt's Writings

  • Toy Store (NaPoWriMo Day 4 Poem 5)

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:21 pm
    They are not going to come to life, they can not, you keep telling yourself - but they will, and this will be no Toy Story affair… there can not be an answer for every stare that peers into your soul tonight-    ”Just open a Toy Store, that might     bring out the best in you!” So they said, your friends, (who could never know the dread-eyed demands  made by these devils reincarnated in stuffed, plasticised glory) who will find you some day, a scatterbox of emotions after a business meeting with toys alone – about who will sell and who will be left weeping - and doubtless they…
  • Eyed (NaPoWriMo Day 4 Poem 4)

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Monitors stare, phones glaze over, the technology used to watch reversing itself, twisting – almost alive – in your direction, and you feel a sort of chill, thrill, spine-shocking sensation rattle through your fingertips. The eyes and ‘i’s inside the CRTs, MP3s, LCDs and our TVs switch places with yourself now, ensuring that you are on the other side of the display. Quick… wait for your User to weigh their attention back to you – but – but no use, they have turned away to cheat on you with the laptop, and spy on their other technofiles with their Zeus of a device they call a…
  • Note on NaPoWriMo Poetry

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:19 pm
    So far, for some reason, most of my poems’ stanzas are being condensed into one long stanza; that isn’t intended; if you’d like to see them as they were written originally, they are on my wordpress too, at Hopefully I’ll have this issue sorted soon.
  • Star Wars Indoors (NaPoWriMo Day 4 Poem 3)

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Today, the Oval Office is closed. 10 Downing Street has declared intergalactic war against Naboo (formerly known as the Republic of Cameroon). Every Prime Minister, President, Supreme Leader, Head of State, Chief Executive and Premier has been assigned a role. George Lucas stands by to oversee (though the rights now belong to Disney) the process of finalising the cast. Our world has become its own insular Death Star with rebel bases planted everywhere. But now, this metaphor has become literal for today only. Every PC springs into life, waiting for the signal. The first blaster is fired.
  • Spoke Central (NaPoWriMo Day 4 Poem 2)

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    The road hisses at tires grating    along its surface     digging in, setting grooves         against gravel in a street-play             knowing only this sound, this routine.                 Material meant for feet is now being grazed                 at by the ridges that pull themselves up, higher,                 lifted to breaking point. Vehicles of words             sift forwards to complain        at the curbside. But the cars,     vans, lorries, taxis (and on) keep on, keep going until the bikes lights cannot be seen.
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    Big Data Big Analytics

  • Lessons Learned from the Google Flu Tracker—Why We Need More Than Just Data

    Mary Ludloff
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:15 pm
    By Marilyn Craig and Mary Ludloff We read an interesting paper and post about Google Flu Trends (GFT) and its foibles last week. The paper points out a couple of lessons that those of us living in the big data analytics world have learned the hard way but the dangers are worth revisiting as tools like ours (AnalyticsPBI for Azure) begin to move big data analytics into the mainstream of organizational practices. After all, our tool (and others like it) makes it easy and even fun for analytics junkies to use all those available zettabytes of data and answer questions that they’ve long…
  • Reporting, Analytics, and Big Data: A Continuous Feedback Loop to Drive Better Decision-Making

    Mary Ludloff
    2 Mar 2014 | 3:07 pm
    By Marilyn Craig A recent conversation with a client reminded me that no matter how crazy and exciting the Big Data world gets, it is still critical to understand what your goals are and where you are in the process of reaching those goals. Having a good foundation in “what’s important” is critical before you jump into the wild world of Big Analytics. For example, in big data (well, actually all data but I digress) “Reporting” and “Analytics” are very different functions. But I often find our customers and prospects grappling with how to distinguish one from the other and as a…
  • New Year (2014) Rumination: Death of privacy as we know it? Or inflection point signaling better things to come?

    Mary Ludloff
    11 Jan 2014 | 12:16 pm
    By Mary Ludloff I am, and always have been, a glass half-full kind of gal. In fact, way back in September 2011 when Terence and I published our book on Privacy and Big Data, I was far more optimistic than he was on the future of privacy—of course, it’s easy to sound optimistic when your co-author states that privacy is dead. (And yes, we are still working on our book update but we do have day jobs and a significant release in the works so it is slow going but going it is.) At that time, those in the “digital privacy know” characterized our book as a decent overview. Our intent at the…
  • Ways to Help the Philippines Recover

    Mary Ludloff
    14 Nov 2013 | 8:55 am
    By Mary Ludloff This past weekend the Philippines and surrounding areas were decimated by super typhoon Haiyan. The storm was estimated to have sustaining winds of 195 mph with winds gusts up to 235 mph. It is believed to be one of the strongest storms ever recorded. For those of us who have lived through typhoons and hurricanes (myself included) and felt the power of those storms, what we saw was nothing compared to what the Philippines endured. The death toll is now estimated to be above 10,000 and climbing and the devastation it left is likened to the destruction wrought by the 2004 Indian…
  • A Sneak Peek at Our New HTML 5 UI and Geek Love for Some of the Libraries Used in Building AnalyticsPBI4Azure

    Terence Craig
    8 Nov 2013 | 2:07 pm
    By Terence Craig Drumroll please! After nearly a year of development work, we are about to offer early access to the first real-time/streaming analytics solution software appliance for the cloud – AnalyticsPBI for Azure.  There will be more forthcoming on the product launch but the new UI is so cool I had to show it off a bit. We will be following up with a formal launch and Early Access Program (EAP) signups in the next couple of weeks so watch this space and for details – the big data analytics market is about to change in a big way! Here’s a sneak peek on what…
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    EMA Blog Community

  • SAP Aims to Help Its Customers Engage Their Customers Engagingly

    Evan Quinn
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Despite the SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, cloud) trends being in plain sight for the past half decade, and SaaS Customer Relationship Management (CRM) apps being available for well over a decade, the business value proposition of SaaS CRM apps has only just recently made progress.  First generation SaaS CRM apps enabled small and medium businesses [...]
  • Cloud Rant: Oracle Cloud versus SAP Cloud

    Evan Quinn
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:07 pm
    For those that think that cloud is mainly about Amazon Web Services (AWS),, Google, IBM, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, and a list of smaller SaaS and PaaS vendors, think again.  After several years of investment, in the form of their own R&D, M&A, re-educating their channel, and changing internal systems to better support the cloud-style [...]
  • EMA Cloud Rants – Pilot Episode

    Torsten Volk
    17 Mar 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Evan Quinn and I have been collecting popular customer questions for a while and wanted to share our thoughts on these questions in the form of a new format: EMA CLOUD RANTS. Each week we will discuss one of the hot topics in enterprise IT to provide the viewer with rapid analyst insights, without any fluff. Here goes the first one:  
  • The Still Surfacing Oracle Cloud

    17 Mar 2014 | 7:40 am
    An Overview of Oracle Cloud Strategy, Tactics, and Value If you track the large wave motions of the major providers in enterprise cloud computing, with the exception of Oracle, all the major providers have made loud recent splashes: SAP dove in headfirst with its HANA cloud platform at the October, 2013 TechEd conference. Amazon Web [...]
  • ERwin-Win-Win for Customers, Embarcadero, and CA

    Evan Quinn
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:40 am
    For as long as memory serves, the world’s leading independent data modeling tool has been ERwin.  Tracing its roots to 1988, part of the original LogicWorks line-up from the early and mid-1990s, sold to Platinum Technology, which was then acquired by CA Technologies (“CA”) in 1998, ERwin has been a leader if not the leader [...]
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    New Computer and Technology Help and Tips - MalekTips.Com

  • [MODIFIED] Buying a Digital Camera - Hidden Costs with Higher Megapixel Cameras

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Higher-megapixel digital cameras may have hidden costs besides just the cost of the camera.High megapixel modern digital cameras generally allow one to take photos with much greater clarity than with cameras made in years past. Mistakes can be cropped out, larger photos can be printed, and more details can be made clearly visible, allowing one to take photos that more accurately represent a treasured memory. Modern cameras also may let you shoot HD video, offering even more enjoyment from your investment. However, before you plunk down money on a new high megapixel digital camera, recognize…
  • Windows 8 - Resize Start Screen Tiles

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Change the size of tiles on your Windows 8.1 Start screen to show or hide live tile details.Are some of the tiles on your Window 8.1 Start screen taking up too much room and you'd like to fit more on the screen simultaneously? Or do you only have a few apps installed (or a large monitor with lots of free space) and want to show as much information and pictures as possible from live tiles such as News, Store, and Weather?To resize tiles on your Start Screen, just do the following:...Read more at MalekTips.
  • Internet Explorer 11 - Change the Default Search Provider to Google, Yahoo!, or Something Else

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Tired of IE11 always searching the web with Bing? Learn how to easily change the default search provider to something else.By default, when you search the web with Internet Explorer 11, the Bing search engine from Microsoft is used. While some enjoy using this website, others would rather search the web with Yahoo!, Google, or another search provider by default....Read more at MalekTips.
  • [MODIFIED] IrfanView - Disable Most Recently Used Files and Folders for Privacy

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Increase your privacy by making IrfanView forget the most recently accessed files and folders.For convenience, IrfanView offers an "Open Recent files" option in its "File" menu, providing you quick access to files you have opened lately. Also, when opening and saving files, IrfanView shows the most recently-access folders as well as commonly-accessed areas such as your Desktop, My Pictures, Favorites, etc.While these features may be useful if you frequently modify the same files, or images in a particular file location, having this information readily available may violate your privacy if…
  • Google Gmail - Show Maps Automatically in Emails Instead of Copying and Pasting

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    If you often receive addresses via Google Gmail, why copy and paste them into a Google Maps window?Depending on your electronic mail habits, you may have contacts that often need to send addresses to your Gmail account. When you get these addresses and need to view them on a map, would you rather A) copy and paste the addresses into a new browser tab running Google Maps, or B) have Gmail show the maps automatically inside the e-mail messages?If your answer is "B", there is a Google Labs extension that will do just that, and it's easy to set up:...Read more at MalekTips.
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    Windows Phone Central - News - Forums - Reviews - Help for Windows Phone

  • Vieather updated for translucent Live tiles on Windows Phone 8.1, weather never looked so good

    Sam Sabri
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:16 pm
    We are absolutely loving the translucent Live tiles in Windows Phone 8.1. Don’t worry, we’re just as confused by how much we love this new feature. It’s one thing to see it leaked videos recorded with a potato, but it’s another to actually use it. We’re not alone, a lot of you seem to love the feature and developers are moving to support the translucent tiles in their own applications. Looking for a weather app that plays by the translucent rules? Then check out the updated version of Vieather.
  • Microsoft: Over 5 million Xbox One consoles sold since launch

    Sam Sabri
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:50 pm
    It’s been awhile since Microsoft shared any official stats on how the Xbox One is faring. The last set of solid numbers we had was from mid-January when the Xbox One moved 908,000 units in December. We knew March was going to be a big month with the launch of Titanfall. We now have the latest numbers from the NPD and you’re probably wondering how the Xbox One is doing since launching last November. According to Microsoft, over 5 million Xbox One consoles have been sold to retailers since launch. For comparison, the PlayStation 4 has moved over 7 million units. More numbers after the…
  • Don’t blame Cortana, disable 3rd party alarms before setting hers

    Sam Sabri
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Yesterday we posted about folks being unable to set an alarm using Cortana. They’d try and meet error code 8000ffff. It undoubtedly made a lot of you frustrated as you played around with Cortana. Soft resets and hard resets didn’t fix the problem. What was going on? It’s most likely third-party alarm apps messing with Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1. Details below.
  • Sorry kids, you must be thirteen or older to use Cortana

    Sam Sabri
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Windows Phone 8.1 brings a handful of new features to the mix. Cortana and the new Notification center obviously steal the headlines, but other features like Battery Saver, Wi-Fi Sense, Start backgrounds and more all add up to create a wonderful update. Unfortunately, not everyone can enjoy these features. Cortana is currently only available as a beta to those in the United States, though you can get it to work internationally with a few tricks. And it looks like Cortana is also only available to those over a certain age. Seriously.
  • Twitter for Windows Phone 8.1 leaks, brings native sharing back, Photos hub integration

    Daniel Rubino
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Update 7:45 PM ET: As predicted, the beta app has now been unpublished from the Store After the dust has settled with the Preview of Windows Phone 8.1, early adopters are noticing quite a few changes, some of which are causing some speed bumps. For instance, Twitter. The app works quite well on 8.1, but the ability to Share to the app has disappeared and it doesn’t fully leverage the capabilities of the 8.1 operating system. The beta build of the app is circulating in an open beta, though it's sure to be closed now that it has leaked publicly. Regardless, here’s what to expect in Twitter…
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  • Regeneration Aiding New Startups

    Thomas Oppong
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    The stormy weather and in particular the floods caused all sorts of expensive damages and wreaked havoc amongst small communities where local residents rely on tourism for the income. However it is not all doom and gloom as the government offered up a pot of £2 million to help refurbish and renovate the worst hit areas promising bespoke advertising campaigns to ignite interest in the area and help regenerate the businesses.And if you are thinking of setting up a new business, during a time of regeneration is the perfect opportunity. So if you’re considering a new start up then read on for…
  • 5 Of The Most Creative Video Ads Worth Sharing

    Thomas Oppong
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Most people don’t pay attention to ads anymore. People now expect ads to actually speak to them—to connect to their hopes and dreams, to flip their thinking in unexpected ways and to reflect the world they would like to see around them. Advertising can offer this because, every once in a while, you will  find yourself cracking up or wanting more after watching a commercial that connects with you. These are some of the most creative ads worth sharing.1. A game of social thrones A rendition of the iconic opening titles of HBO’s Game of Thrones by Hootsuite.2. Hands by…
  • 4 Great Places To Get Content For Your Blog

    Thomas Oppong
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    Your blog is the lynch pin of your marketing strategy, but constant updates may be more difficult than you thought when you started. While guest posts from other bloggers may help to fill in the gaps on those days when you have nothing to post, they may be a tall order on short notice.However, there are for websites on the internet that have a large staff of writers ready and willing to generate a post for your blog within a few hours for a price you can afford. Check out these four great places to get content for your blog.1. BlogmuttBlogmutt specializes in blog entries and is perhaps the…
  • The Smartest Product Launch Strategy You Should Be Using

    Thomas Oppong
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:28 am
    Your startup launch is the first day you will show your “indoor project” to the  world. A good launch can do great things to your brand & build enough momentum to cut marketing & sales expenditure drastically. The best launch strategy is to build a product people actually want (half the job is done when you are solving a real problem).6 Months before Launch1. Get started on Twitter – know the influencers in your area and connect with them. Post content related to your field and build reputation.2. Get active on forums, Quora on topics related to your product. Answer questions…
  • The Benefits of Extra Printer Memory for Business Users

    Thomas Oppong
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    When purchasing a new printer for your business, the price of equipment and its operational costs are understandably the main focus of most buyers. However, in the bid to find a cost-efficient printer, its useful, technical functions are often overlooked.One of the most important yet neglected features is printer memory, so here are the questions you should be asking when purchasing your equipment:What is Printer Memory?Almost every printer has a built-in memory (RAM) which it uses to store the print jobs that are sent to it. When they are printed, they are cleared from the memory and it’s…
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  • It’s a Small World After All | Strengthen Communications With Mobile

    Lloyd Marino
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    As a lifelong technologist I am amazed at how fast my industry is changing.  When I first got into the business, the cloud didn’t exist.  Nobody had ever conceived of the Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) idea, because devices didn’t really exist, either.  Mobile first wasn’t even a theory; it was grounds for psychiatric evaluation.  When we saw people on a car phone we thought they operated at the very top of the food chain.  Our old views on technology have changed radically in the past few decades, but I don’t think we’ve come far enough, fast enough. In Silicon Beach, we…
  • The Challenges of Milestone Funding

    David Ehrenberg
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    As all of our clients (and anyone who’s ever spoken to me!) knows, I am a huge, huge fan of milestone funding. That is, when you’re looking for investment capital, you first identify your milestones and then calculate how much capital you will need to raise in order to achieve these milestones. This is the best way to determine and articulate how much capital you will need. Investors like milestone funding as it makes clear how much money you will need and what you’re going to do with it (which inspires confidence that they will see a return on their investment). It also helps to keep…
  • Cojoin | Data Integration

    Alex Bae
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Businesses deal with countless data points, leading to decisions affecting their companies in various ways. Collecting and analyzing the right data can easily find faults and successes lying within the company’s walls.  Cojoin offers business intelligence software to collect and analyze data easily and quickly.  Instead of having multiple departments to handle this function, Cojoin expects companies to easily get rid of communication problems with their business intelligence software. Matt Weghorst got in touch with TechZulu to explain the idea of Cojoin, LA, and the advantages of…
  • hereO | Watching the Kids

    Alex Bae
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:24 pm
    One of the biggest fears of a parent is to lose their child.  Interestingly, not many technology advancements have been made to conveniently track children.  Devices are either too expensive or just plain ridiculous (I’m looking at you, leash backpack).  After analyzing the market, the founders of hereO conceptualized a GPS-enabled watch for children that’s both stylish and tracks their position, giving parents that much-needed peace of mind. hereO decided to crowdfund the creation of their watch on IndieGoGo and successfully reacheded their goal.  The hereO is a small watch that…
  • Hiring MBA’s by the Hour | Inventing Work 2.0 with Skillbridge

    Tim Wut
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    A few scenarios for us to consider: You’re looking to grow the business and want to scale into new territory. You need to research the possibilities in a new landscape but your personal research has been well, a bit fruitless. Perhaps it’s time to raise a round of Venture Capital funding and want a pitch presentation a bit more composed than the dusty Keynote you put together last year for your friends and family round. All the while, you have product to maintain and a team to manage, but the very thought of hiring a VP or consulting firm makes you cringe. We all need help…
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    Experts Galaxy

  • I Will Miss You Windows XP :( Bye Bye 4 Ever

    Neeraj Rawat
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Finally the day is here when we need to say bye to our favorite OS. Yes, I am talking about The Windows XP Era. I got my first computer back in the mid of 2006 or may be at the begining of 2007( I don't remember the exact year) and it came pre-installed with Windows XP( Don't remember if it was a genuine XP or not because later on it started giving issues while updating though it was a Compaq
  • Winners of IDM License Giveaway

    Neeraj Rawat
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Once again its time to announce the winners of our giveaway and this time its for Internet Download Manager. In total 17 valid entries were there. Winners are listed below and I have sent the license keys to them. Please check your email and enjoy the keys ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ 1) TorVic 2) Kunal Shingne 3) Jan Nowak 4) Spy Gupta 5) Ronny Green ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
  • Ease Your Downloading Tasks With Internet Download Manager (Giveaway of 5 License)

    Neeraj Rawat
    5 Mar 2014 | 11:37 am
    If you are using a slow internet connection then downloading stuff from internet is a tedious task. Download freaks, specially in those countries where high speed internet is not easily available must use a download manager for efficient downloading. I keep on playing with different Operating Systems be it for home users or for Servers and to do that, I download the latest trail versions from
  • Transfer Your Apple Or Nokia Contacts to Android Phone

    Neeraj Rawat
    26 Feb 2014 | 5:16 am
    Last year, I switched from Nokia to an Android phone and the very first thing or I must say the only thing that I required from my old Nokia phone were the contacts. I did not want to copy contacts via the SIM (Copying contacts from my Nokia's memory to SIM and then inserting the SIM in my Android phone) so I thought of something similar to batch transfer. I knew that there is something known
  • Monitor Your Blog Or Website's Performance Using Pingdom

    Neeraj Rawat
    15 Feb 2014 | 10:44 am
    There are millions of websites over the web and similarly the trend of blogging is increasing. In the coming years, I think blogging will be considered as the prominent branch of computers or something closely related to computers. The numbers of bloggers are increasing rapidly as one can express their views, share tutorials, the good and the bad experiences of life with everyone over the web.
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  • Steps to Enhance the Performance of Your Android Device

    Divyang Makwana
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:17 am
    Mobile phone is the necessity of today’s lifestyle and if that mobile phone is a smart one, then nothing can beat the level of quality. With the Android phones, some problems also increase with the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Remove Hidden Personal Information from Microsoft Office Documents

    Shivam Srivastava
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    From professionals to students, we all use Microsoft Office documents in our day-to-day life. But, do you know that your office documents contain some hidden personal information about you? Yes, you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Clone Windows 8.1 to New Hard Drive [Tutorial and Tools]

    Sandeep Yadav
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Cloning is definitely not a new concept and there hell lots of techniques and different ways that you can use to move or clone hard drive or even clone the existing Windows operating system into new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Cut Down Your Data Usage While Browsing from Your Smartphone

    Shivam Srivastava
    28 Mar 2014 | 2:15 am
    Everything in today’s world is Mobile centric. Now you can do more with your Smartphone than ever before. And being the humans of “Social” generation, it’s hard to cut down... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to surf The Internet without being tracked?

    Arjun Kakkalasseri
    25 Mar 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Do you know that you’re being tracked while doing a search?  No? Then you should know it, at least from now onwards. Your information (Including unique identifiable details) are being tracked... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 25 High Quality Windows 7 Wallpapers Collection

    Abdul Rahman
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:49 am
    Windows 7 is engaging and so are windows 7 wallpapers. Microsoft is planning to retire Windows 7 sooner but it’s going to be a tough decision as many users who addicted to windows 7 won’t be willing to switch to Windows 8. Although Windows 8 is more advanced and secure in comparison to Windows 7 but still Windows 7 is the most used operating system in the world. In order to enhance user experience on [...]
  • 18 Best Windows 7 Themes Collection 2014

    Abdul Rahman
    16 Mar 2014 | 7:33 am
    Windows 7 is simply amazing and so are Windows 7 Themes. Although this version has been succeeded with much advanced versions such as Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 but statistics suggest Windows 7 is still the most widely used operating system that has a large user base. Microsoft have announced their plans to retire Windows 7 soon but it’s going to be a tough decision as a lot of users who are addicted to the [...]
  • How to Reset HTC Explorer Factory Settings (Unlock Phone)

    Abdul Rahman
    16 Mar 2014 | 2:44 am
    HTC Explorer used to be a high class and handy android phone to have, but now as new generation of android phones have been released into the market that overshadow its elegance and excellence it is no longer as much desirable as it used to be a couple of years ago. None the less if you still have HTC Explorer with you than you might be facing certain issues, like the slowdown of device after [...]
  • How to Recharge PTCL Evo through Vfone Scratch Cards

    Abdul Rahman
    16 Mar 2014 | 12:44 am
    PTCL is undoubtedly the largest internet service provider in Pakistan. Ptcl killed broadband competition in local market by offering the highest quality services and the most affordable rates. Millions of subscribers in Pakistan enjoy browsing internet through PTCL Evo 3G, PTCL Wingle, PTCL Broadband etc. Despite the large user base PTCL has a very lenghty and time consuming IVR system to recharge prepaid accounts. Once you consume the minimum balance requirement of PTCL Evo than [...]
  • Top 10 Mobile Phones Ranking 2013

    Abdul Rahman
    26 Mar 2013 | 8:41 pm
    Mobile Phones are an integral part of our lives in 2013. The entry of popular brands, evolving mobile phones and increasing innovation is creating good opportunities for end consumers to choose a cell phone that fits their needs and carries a reasonable price tag. Top 10 Mobile Phones Ranking 2013 1- Samsung Galaxy S 4 The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has taken the mobile phone market by a storm since its release. The elegance of [...]
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  • How to Speed up the Google Chrome

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:47 am
    This might be a wonderful information for you that how to speed up your Google Chrome Browser, that you can easily do without doing any extra things. By simply doing few things, you can easily... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Best 5 Android Apps to Make Free Calls

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:47 am
    In internet there are some online services for making calls. If you call your buddies at free of cost, you will be very happy. Right? Then this article is right for you all. You can make calls... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Google Snaps Off Titan Aerospace From Facebook

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:04 am
    Google has take over the company Titan Aerospace, which develops the drone to bring Internet access to remote areas. Actually Facebook is supposed to be bought the Titan aero space, which also had... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oracle Going To Check 30 Vulnerabilities In Java

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:40 am
    Four weeks after the release of Java 8; the first patches are available to check the vulnerabilities and this time there are more security threats blocked. There are around 37 gaps, it the highest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Create a Hidden files in Android

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:36 am
    We all know that, the android technology is becoming a greater one while comparing to other operating system such as iOS, Windows and so on. Since Android is an open source operating system.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Could Google’s Lack of Privacy Be an Opportunity for Other Search Engines

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:28 am
    Google is hands down the best search engine in the world. However, many customers have become very upset over the search engine giant’s lax view on privacy rights. Some experts have warned that these problems could drive some customers to stop using Google and support Bing and other search engines instead. Will Google’s Privacy Violation Cost it Customers? Many people have expressed concerns about Google’s privacy stances over the last few years. Jack Shofield wrote an article about Google data mining information on customers back in 2006. Shofield suggested that people may need to stop…
  • Tips On Designing Your Own Streaming TV Website

    Charlie Brown
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    In this day and age of rapidly burgeoning tv shows, people are becoming increasingly addicted to these varied tv series. They naturally look for ways to watch the shows and movies of their choice through different ways. Some go to the theatre or watch them on TV at home. Others prefer to download the files and watch on their computers. Another emerging trend is of streaming TV online. There are many websites like will stream the latest episodes of all your shows. If you have your own ideas for building a similar enterprise then you surely can. What kind of…
  • Simplified Navigational Ways Of App Pages With The Help Of Jquery Mobile

    Charlie Brown
    23 Feb 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Jquery Mobile is a framework that has been developed by the Jquery team of experts. The developers have created a framework that is compatible with a variety of smartphones and tablets which are touch optimized. Jquery mobile is compatible with most of the mobile phone platforms and most of the major desktop browsers. For developers who are acquainted with Jquery core the learning curve is simple and less time consuming. You can customize themes with the use of Jquery mobile. It is extremely light weight and takes very less time to optimize speed. Developers feel that it is easy to develop…
  • Make Your Hosting Service Secure With A Cloud Back-up

    Charlie Brown
    23 Feb 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Cloud backup often referred as online backup, is the methodology that includes taking a backup of data by saving data in virtual servers. These servers follow the utility model in the form of a service and not as a product. Owing to its nature it can also be compared to the electricity and gas. As a part of their services, these virtual servers can access their resources from the network of underlying networks of web servers. From these cloud back-up, users can use avail data as per their requirement and that need to pay only for the data that they have used. Types of hosting These cloud…
  • How to Implement a Penalty-free Content Marketing Strategy

    16 Jan 2014 | 7:40 am
    Content marketing is the new black when it comes to online promotion for a business or a brand. It is used successfully by some of the world’s most prestigious brands, and it spreads beyond a static website all the way over social media channels and platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and beyond. However, each of these channels and platforms require different content marketing strategies, and all need both copywriting skills, and visual aids to convey compelling messages. To build up a content marketing strategy that will make your content go…
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    iTechWhiz | Science, Technology, Computers, Mobiles, Games, Cars

  • Xiaomi Mi3 Price in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, US

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:51 am
    Xiaomi Mi3 android phone price in US, China, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh in local currency for the markets of Indian Sub-Continent region. The Xiaomi Mi3 is called Asian iPhone, and is so popular... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • MacBook Air 2014 Release Date, Rumors, Specs and Price

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:39 pm
    View MacBook Air 2014 Release Date, Rumors, Price and Specs review from retina display to battery life. The new MacBook Air 2014 update has been the talk of town and has taken quite some time since... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Google Glass for Sale in US! buy online on April 15 costs $1500

    13 Apr 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Google Glasses is going for sale and anyone living in U.S can buy Google Glass on April 15, 2014. The Google Glasses Project features an Android based wearable computer in the form of Augmented... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom Release Date, Specs and Price 2014

    12 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    View Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom Release Date, Specs and Price rumors roundup as the new Samsung S5 Zoom images leak on the internet., the polish website reports that the South Korean... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 Specs Comparison

    12 Apr 2014 | 5:52 am
    View Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Sony Xperia Z2 specs comparison head to head. Compare these two of the world's best smartphones to know which one is the best in term of Design, Display Screen, Camera,... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
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    Innovation Point of View

  • The Role of Mobile in the Age of “Here and Now”

    M. Munsey
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Accelerated TechnologyWe live in a “here and now” society. Words like “fast,” “convenient,” and “mobile” buzz through advertisements and try to capture the attention of consumers. This “faster” trend has even begun to try and change how we do some of the most basic tasks, including reading the news or a book. With the new Spritz app, you could probably read this article at speeds ranging up to and amazing 1000 words per minute (and keep in mind that the average college graduate reads at 300 words per minute). Imagine on your train ride home having the ability to read…
  • Everything is Awesome…and LEGO is Living the Dream

    Ashley Ericksen
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:52 am
    I recently shared with a group of colleagues my new found love of LEGOs. My 6-year old son has served as my gateway back into the LEGO franchise. Constructing LEGO sets is now a family activity  – my son finds the pieces, I put together the LEGOs, my daughter turns the instruction pages and my husband steps in when things go wrong (i.e., a little person accidentally throws away a piece the size of a pin head). And then a few hours later my son takes it all apart to create something new, much to my chagrin (which explains why I liked the LEGOMovie so much).Given my renewed interest in…
  • What’s a “Cause” Extension?: TOMS Shoes Launches Coffee Brand

    N. Munsey
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:00 pm
    What do you think about when you drink a cup of coffee?  Aroma?  Taste? This morning, the first thing I thought about as I savored my first sip of coffee was…shoes.  Yes, shoes. TOMS announced last week the launch of TOMS Roasting Co, its new line of packaged coffee products and cafes.  And now I think about shoes when I drink coffee.Source: TOMS.comFrom shoes to beansTOMS Shoes was built upon its social capitalism model of One for One: buy a pair of TOMS shoes, and TOMS donates a pair of shoes to a child in need in a developing country.  In 2011, TOMS expanded the “buy one, give…
  • Nutritional Panels Do a Body Good? The FDA Thinks So

    Maureen Evans
    17 Mar 2014 | 9:13 am
    The FDA recently announced their proposal to change the format of the Nutrition Facts label. This is the first change to the label originally designed and introduced in 1993. So, why the change after 20+ years? Well, it’s being proposed for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the link to the obesity epidemic in the United States. If a nutrition facts panel is clearer, easier to read, and more focused on the relevant information to equip consumers to make informed choices, the hope is that more and more people will use the nutrition facts label to guide their purchase decisions.
  • Lights Out: The Cautionary Tale of Light Bulb Innovation

    Brad Bane
    10 Mar 2014 | 11:50 am
    I used to be a big fan of light bulbs.  I mean, what’s not to like?They were invented by Thomas Edison (the namesake of  The Edison Awards, an award for which Ipsos was recently named a 2014 finalist for our Innovation Archetypes about which I had blogged previously – thus ends the shameless self-promotion), who I’m guessing would have been a fun dude to hang with.When I was younger, they managed to keep the monsters that inhabited our dungeon of a basement at bay, as well as those that took up residence under my bed.As recently as a few years back, I could still count on light bulbs…
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    BSA TechPost

  • Restoring Confidence in the Digital Economy

    Victoria Espinel
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    How do we restore trust and confidence in the underpinnings of the digital economy in the wake of unsettling disclosures about international surveillance practices? That question is top of mind for policymakers in the US and European Union as they ponder the possibility of a grand, new transatlantic trade and investment partnership. As I noted […] Related posts: A Forward-Looking Trade Agenda for the Digital Economy Eight Ways the TTIP Can Be a Global Blueprint for Digital Trade Transatlantic Data Flows: Shift the Focus to How—Not If
  • EU-US Summit Is an Opportunity to Re-Establish Trust in the Transatlantic Relationship

    Thomas Boué
    26 Mar 2014 | 1:59 am
    Today’s EU-US Summit in Brussels, at which President Obama will join his European counterparts, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, provides an important opportunity to reinforce EU-US economic ties. A strong transatlantic partnership will send a message to global markets that the greatest prospects […] Related posts: Transatlantic Data Flows: Shift the Focus to How—Not If Eight Ways the TTIP Can Be a Global Blueprint for Digital Trade A New Trade Agreement for a New Era of Digital Services
  • Affirming the Patentability of Software

    Victoria Espinel
    27 Feb 2014 | 9:53 am
    The Supreme Court next month will hear oral arguments in CLS Bank v. Alice Corp., an important case that could go a long way toward affirming that the breathtaking software innovations transforming the world around us are patentable just like any other form of innovation as long as they meet the standard tests of being […] Related posts: Focusing the Patent Debate on What Most Needs Fixing Kappos Offers Fact-Driven Analysis of the Software Patent System Patents Pending
  • Study Shows Impact of Software Infringement for Manufacturers

    Jodie Kelley
    12 Feb 2014 | 6:34 am
    It has long been well understood that software is a key driver of growth and innovation because it serves as a tool of production for businesses across every sector of the global economy. It also follows that the impact of software intellectual property infringement is far reaching — and a new study quantifies that impact […] Related posts: Shadow Market: BSA’s 2011 Global Software Piracy Study New Economic Research Confirms the Competitive Advantage of Properly Licensed Software The Real Impact of Bringing Down the Net’s Bad Actors
  • A Forward-Looking Trade Agenda for the Digital Economy

    Victoria Espinel
    29 Jan 2014 | 9:20 pm
    The world now invests nearly $4 trillion a year on information and communications technologies. This is propelling rapid evolution in the global economy, transforming everything from the way manufacturers manage their supply chains and retailers serve their customers, to the way doctors provide healthcare and police monitor crime statistics to improve public safety. But capturing […] Related posts: Three Ways the Administration and 113th Congress Can Accelerate the Digital Economy to Achieve Election Goals A New Trade Agreement for a New Era of Digital Services Eight Ways the TTIP Can…
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    Semiconductor Research News - New Publications

  • Permanent Magnets - Types, Applications, New Developments, Industry Structure and Global Markets

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This report has been prepared to highlight the many new developments in the permanent magnet industry. Many of the market segments are mature, while others are growing at very fast rates. Developing economies such as China and India are also emerging as growth engines for many industries that use permanent magnets. The markets in these new economies are expected to experience maximum revenue growth during the next five years.
  • Nanotechnology Market Outlook 2020

    13 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Nanotechnology is a growing interdisciplinary technology often seen as a new industrial revolution. Nanotechnology is increasingly attracting worldwide attention owing to its wide range of end uses. Whether it is solar power industry where nanotechnology-based solar panel are developing or biomedical industry where nanotechnology has proved helpful in the treatment of cancer, the nanotechnology has marked huge success. Considering the above factors and with the development of advance nanomaterials, the global nanotechnology market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of around 16.5% during…
  • Worldwide Wearable Computing Device 2014–2018 Forecast and Analysis

    10 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This  study presents the five-year forecast for the worldwide wearable computing devices market by product category. The worldwide wearable computing devices market (commonly referred to as "wearables") will reach a total of 19.2 million units in 2014, driven primarily by complex accessories such as Fitbit devices, Jawbone's UP bracelet, and Nike+ FuelBand. Smart accessories, such as the Pebble smartwatch, Samsung GALAXY Gear, and the Sony SmartWatch, will also take a giant step forward, but their value proposition has yet to be completely clarified. Finally, smart wearables like Google…
  • Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Market - Worldwide Forecasts, Business Models, Technology Roadmap

    10 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Wireless Gigabit (802.11ad) – WiGig market is emerging as one of the most promising standards, which enables high speed wireless data sharing at multi gigabit speeds. It provides several advantages including high speed data transfer up to the speed of 7 Gbps, provides a cable free environment and consumes less power, thus reducing cost to a greater extent. It also ensures utmost security and accuracy in transferring data, also supporting all three wireless frequency bands, to access existing Wi-Fi devices.
  • Global and China Display Driver & Touch IC Industry Report

    9 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In 2013, global display driver IC market size skyrocketed by 10.7% to USD 6.882 billion, and is expected to be worth USD 7.278 billion in 2014, with an increase of 5.6%. In Touch IC market, as mid- to lower range mobile phones have no interest in multi-point touchscreen, the mainstream market is still dominated by self capacitance Touch IC, which has a relatively low entry barrier and is faced with fierce price war. Relying on its advantages in supply chain, Taiwanese players can achieve the lowest costs, forcing mainland peers out of the market, but do not make handsome profit. In 2013,…
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • Asus Brings ZenFone Series to Southeast Asia, Starting with Jakarta

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Asus recently launched it’s ZenFone series in Jakarta. Originally announced at CES earlier this year, the Asus ZenFone series is powered by Intel processors, and will come in three screen sizes, 4, 5 and 6-inches. Already available in Taiwan and China, the smartphones will soon be coming to Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. No news yet on when it will come to the Philippines, but I’m hoping it does soon, considering the decent mid-range specs and price. ASUS ZENFONE 4 The 4-inch model, hence the name ZenFone 4, comes with a TFT 800×480 resolution screen (233 ppi),…
  • Alleged Apple iPhone 6 Front Panel Image Leaked

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Is this a photo of the Apple iPhone 6 front panel? Probably. Probably not. Now that the Android flagships have been announced, we’re all waiting for what Apple has in store for us. And with news that the iPhone 6 is increasing its screen size, I guess its only natural that leak images of a bigger screen (or in this case, a front panel) comes out. Alleged iPhone 6 screen, beside an iPhone 5s. Image from GSM Arena. Remember, take the image with a huge grain of salt. For all we know, this could be fake, a prototype, or made for iPhone clones. But if it isn’t, then Apple affectionados…
  • Starmobile NFC Tags Announced

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:08 am
    Starmobile announced on their Facebook page that they will be releasing their own NFC tags to compliment the Starmobile Octa. I’m assuming you can pre-program specific commands to automatically activate when your NFC-capable phone comes in contact with the tags. Or you can even program the tags themselves to give out  details like contact numbers or URLs via NFC. The Starmobile NFC Tags are listed as “coming soon.” So you might be awhile before its out in stores. I tried programming tags to automate some functions before using an Android app and some key cards we…
  • You Might Need to Change Passwords because of the Heartbleed Bug

    13 Apr 2014 | 10:06 pm
    This piece of news has been around for awhile now. But for those who do not know, a bug known as the Heartbleed Bug was recently discovered. In a nutshell, its an encryption flaw that will enable someone to secretly gain access to compromised servers of your most used or visited sites and have access to personal account information such as passwords, personal account details, etc. The bug has already been patched, but the scary thing is, its been around for awhile (like December 2011). So, who knows how many accounts were compromised. I don’t need to tell you how scary that is.
  • Lenovo Introduces Three New Smartphones

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    Lenovo officially announces three new affordable smartphones, namely the A316i, A680 and A859. The Lenovo A-Series sets a “value for money” footprint, giving Filipinos more new ways to get linked and stay connected 24/7 while ensuring that they enjoy the full benefits of having a smartphone. Lenovo A316i: Hip and Fun The A316i will suit the younger generation who want a hip and fun smartphone that’s easy on the pocket. The A316i is powered by 1.3GHz Dual Core CPU running on Jelly Bean Android 4.2 Operating System. Its 512MB of RAM lets users enjoy a smoother, faster and more…
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  • Install your favorite programs at once with Ninite

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:32 am
    If you are often reinstalling Windows on your computer, or maybe install a lot of computers for others, you might find this service very interesting. How about selecting your favorite programs and tools from a list and download a script that install it all at once? Ninite does just that for you, but it gets even better! You will get all the programs you have selected, in the newest version and without any annoying toolbars or useless video players like Real player or QuickTime. You don’t need to pay any money for this service, you don’t even need to sign up for it. Pretty cool…
  • My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q1 – 2014

    6 Apr 2014 | 4:54 am
    It is time for another of my Google Analytics traffic reports. This is my first report in 2014 and I will as always share my numbers with you, my readers, and try to give you my thoughts on my numbers. For new visitors of this blog I can tell you that I normally create these kind of reports ever quarter of the year making this one the first of four in 2014. Traffic Types: Search Engines: 43.88% Direct traffic: 22.95% Social traffic: 17.58% Referring Sites: 15.52% Other traffic:  0.06% In Q1 of 2014 traffic from search engines is still a little above the 40% of my total traffic. I have…
  • Best Technology April Fools of 2014

    1 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    Every year April 1, is celebrated with a lot of funny and creative April fools jokes and this year is no different. Many of the worlds biggest technology companies join the fun and release news about products that is just pure imagination. I have collected some of the best tech jokes for you below, I have seen online. I hope you like them. 1. Ocado Technology’s 42″ sLablet 2. Nokia 3310 with Windows 8 and 41 MP camera Do you remember the Nokia 3310? How about combining it with 41 MP camera and Windows Phone 8. More info here 3. Pet-powered Wi-Fi from iiNet How about the…
  • OneNote 2013 now available for free

    22 Mar 2014 | 6:15 am
    Microsoft just earlier this week, confirmed that OneNote 2013 is now available for free. Not just is it free for Windows users, it is in fact available and free for every major desktop and mobile platform, including Mac. You can download your own free copy from It is a totally ad-free version and it is not just a trial version it is the real stuff you can use as long as you like. OneNote was first released back in 2003 and it has just been improved over and over again for the last 10 years. Now that Microsoft OneNote is free for all it might be a good alternative for Evernote…
  • I need your help with this one – Please Vote

    5 Mar 2014 | 2:06 am
    Sometime as a blogger, you find it hard to come up with new ideas for blog posts. I guess most bloggers feel like that from time to time, I know for sure that I do. That is why I think it is time for me to ask you, my dear readers. What kind of blog posts you prefer reading here on my blog and what kind of posts I should be focusing on in the future. After all I prefer to write stuff that someone actually enjoy reading. That is why I would like to ask you what you would like me to focus on in the future. I of cause do have some ideas myself, but I thought it would be interesting to hear…
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  • How To Get Do Follow Backlinks From Linkedin

    Jason Hennessey
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:56 pm
    I received a very interesting email from Linkedin today, the email looked like this: Not sure if this is a special privilege based upon the # of connections that I have or if this is a new feature that they rolled out to the masses.  My first thought, hmmm…Link Building Opportunity from a PR 9 site – Yes Please. When I clicked “Get Started”, it took me to the following WYSIWYG editor: Here is an example post that they provided me with when I attempted to publish my first article:…
  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup – April 9, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Ever wondered what was new in the world of SEO, how the latest Google updates are affecting the marketplace or even simply how Google works? Every Wednesday, EverSpark Interactive hosts their What’s New In The World of Google Meetup — a place where professionals gather to discuss what’s new with the search engine giant as well as clever SEO tips and tools. The meeting is free and all are welcome. We’d love to have you join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 from 8am – 9:30am. Please RSVP on the link below. If you’re not able to attend…
  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup – March 26th, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Every week on Wednesdays from 8am – 9:30am, EverSpark Interactive hosts their What’s New In The World of Google Meetup — a place where professionals gather to discuss how Google works, as well as clever SEO tips and tools. The meeting is free and all are welcome. We’d love to have you join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014. Please RSVP on the link below. If you can’t make the meeting, it’s no problem — you can read the catch up on our blog. Not only can you view all the information from previous meetings, you can refresh yourself on…
  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup – March 19th, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:59 am
    Every week on Wednesdays from 8am – 9:30am, Atlanta SEO company EverSpark throws open its doors for their What’s New In The World of Google Meetup — a place where professionals gather to discuss how Google works, as well as tips and tools for how to better use the search engine giant to their benefit. The meeting is free and open to all. We’d love to have you join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014. Please RSVP on the link below. It’s not a problem if you can’t make the meeting. We’ll keep you up to date with the latest and…
  • Position Your Content Among Google’s In-Depth Articles

    Dave Paul
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:37 am
    Want to occupy more real estate on Page 1 of Google? Since August, Google has been featuring In-Depth Articles at the bottom of the first results page to help users who are looking up broad topics. What is the No. 1 topic customers ask you about? Take the opportunity to answer that question by crafting a lengthy (2,000-5,000 words), high-quality piece of content and code it properly to enhance your chances of appearing in one of the three coveted In-Depth Articles positions. Appearing in the In-Depth Articles section will: Increase brand awareness Position you as a thought leader Increase…
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  • Gamespot's loading hearts

    7 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    "Video games ruined my life. Good thing I have extra lives." If you're a passionate gamer like me, then you've probably heard this before. On this matter, the other days I was browsing through some reviews to find out more about my latest favorite game, Dark Souls 2 which by the way, it rocks. But, I'm not making video games reviews here. The thing is that while checking the Gamespot review, I noticed a very nice and original loader somehow inspired by the above tagline. I fall instantly in love with that animation and tried to replicate it with CSS, I just couldn't help myself. So, just in…
  • Moving from WordPress to Jekyll

    3 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    My website was needing a fresh new look, and what better chance to learn a new approach than this? You may ask why would you want to move from WordPress to Jekyll when everything works just fine? That's a good question and I think the short answer is to learn.
  • Simple SCSS spinner animation

    9 Feb 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you're using Wordpress, you surely have seen this spinner effect while performing various actions within the admin area. I liked it a lot and that's the reason I made a SCSS version of it, posted a demo on CodePen and even it's not rocket science, I pushed it on GitHub too.
  • Data URI conversion tools

    19 Jan 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Nowadays, encoding stuff is not a secret anymore and we're using data URI for small images, SVG's and even custom fonts. After all, this is one of the best ways to minimize the number of HTTP requests. On this matter, I thought about making a list with some online conversion tools you can use right away.
  • A beginner's list of JavaScript gotchas

    8 Dec 2013 | 10:00 pm
    I consider myself a novice when it comes to coding in JavaScript but lately I played a bit more with this language and stumbled upon a few random things I thought were worth sharing. So, if you are new to JavaScript or just don't know it as well as you would like, I hope you find this article useful.
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  • Internet Censorship is an invasion of privacy

    Keith Rozario
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:49 am
    With the on-going debacle about the Kangkung saga dying down, I thought it would be a good opportunity to write specifically about internet censorship and its implications to ordinary Malaysian citizens. As you may well know, many Malaysia Netizens reported of difficulty accessing one particular post of the BBC website that dealt with the Kangkung issues, causing many to cite that Telekom Malaysia was actually censoring the internet–but what does internet censorship actually entail for Malaysia? Let’s first take a step back, and understand how and Internet Service Provider (ISP)…
  • Study shows Malaysian students can’t solve problems

    Keith Rozario
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:31 pm
    The latest PISA 2012 results are out, and it comes with a twist. Instead of testing the usual ‘knowledge’ of the students, PISA crafted a new exam meant to test the creative problem solving skills of students in various countries. further explains: The assessment, which was the subject of an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development  (OECD) report released Tuesday, defined creative problem-solving as the ability to “understand and resolve problem situations where a method of solution is not immediately obvious.” Worldwide, a representative…
  • MH370 crashed our romanticized perception of technology

    Keith Rozario
    22 Mar 2014 | 2:55 am
    As our thoughts and prayers remain with the passengers of flight MH370, I think that as the search enters its 3rd week, it’s a good time to reflect on just how much our perception of aviation technology has changed as a result. It’s quite important to differentiate between what REALLY happens and what we THINK happens, an in some cases the gulf is so large, that our perception of what happens borders on science-fiction. Take for example, our perception of the US Secret Service. Years of Hollywood movies have led us to believe that if anyone even thought about firing a weapon at…
  • Is it Root-er or Rao-ter : The age old question for the pronunciation of the word router

    Keith Rozario
    3 Mar 2014 | 6:15 am
    Here’s an age old question, is it pronounced router (as in rao-ter) or is it router (as in root-er). A lot of people seem to think it depends where you are, if you’re in the US, it’s rao-ter, and if you’re in the UK it’s root-er. But the internet is global, it doesn’t care where you are, it doesn’t matter which culture you’re from, there can only be one answer to this question, and it must be location agnostic. So here’s the answer it’s RAO-TER, and here’s why. If you find it you get to name it In Science and Engineering…
  • Tun Dr M supports Israel via his website

    Keith Rozario
    10 Feb 2014 | 4:54 am
    Tun Dr M, our beloved former Prime Minister, openly supports Israel–well sort off. Today on his blog, he called on everyone to boycott Israel, stating quite clearly in his latest post that; I think the whole world in the interest of justice should boycott doing business with Israel. This is truly a pariah state which is immoral and beyond the pale of human laws. Now of course, you’re wondering if Tun Dr M supports Israel or not? Well in actual fact it’s both, because while his words say he opposes Israel, his actions, specifically those of his website suggest…
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  • Solution for Website Payment Security

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    Although online shopping offers easy, fast, and convenient shopping with flexibility of time and places, many people still hesitate to buy things online. They are afraid for possibility of cyber crime when the outsider steals their personal information for something bad. In order to give your customers peace of mind, you must ensure your customer that you have secure system. Once your customers believe that you can give them secure electronic transaction, you will see increase on your sales and improvement on your reputation. Increasing reputation will make more and more people come to your…
  • Why you should be an 8 to 11 blogger?

    9 Apr 2014 | 11:27 pm
    I have read in the book “Think and grow rich” that if people stood by a desire then they would have a different story to tell. All achievement in the world was done by people who burned all bridges never to come back, to do or to die. And they did. This very much applies to blogging, there are a lot of people who start blogging and after a few months abandon it because they are not getting the results that they want. They would try but little for the sake of trying. Today’s post is for all those who quit early. Remember that the darkest hours are just before the sun rises. Jon Morrow…
  • Need PC Backup? You Couldn’t Have Found An Easier Way!

    9 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    In today’s world, there is an increase of computer usage. There is no one in the world who has not gained access to this user-friendly machine. People use computers for many reasons which include keeping important business documents, keeping record of important data, keeping entertainment modes and many more. The advantages and uses of computers cannot be narrowed down into number. However, there are certain problems which all users face and feel the need to get rid of them as soon as possible. What Is Your Biggest Problem? The biggest problem of any computer user is the data deletion.
  • 4 Tools for Running Your Restaurant

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:02 am
    Most restaurants fail within their first year. You don’t have to become a statistic, however, if you plan carefully for the future. Before you cut the ribbon on that little Italian place you’ve always dreamed about, make sure you’re prepared for anything with these four tips. 1: Watch Your Cash Flow Between tips, split checks and last-minute orders, it’s easy to lose track of your finances in the restaurant business. Establish a nightly routine where you go over your books to keep everything in order for the next day. 2: Keep Your Menu Fresh You don’t want diners…
  • Business Accounting Software Buyer’s Guide

    7 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    This article summarizes the best accounting software packages for a small or medium size business. The prices for these accounting packages range from $40 to $2,300. However, these prices are subject to change as updates or new versions are released. Basic features for these packages are general ledger, financial statements, accounts receivable, accounts payable, banking, inventory, and payroll. Following are the top eight software packages arranged in order of overall quality as reported by the website. Sage 50 Complete Accounting This product…
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    Web Hosting Blog

  • WordPress Is The Perfect Platform For Podcasting

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    Podcasting is undergoing something of a renaissance. It’s always been popular among a certain demographic, but in the last couple of years, podcasting has gained mainstream acceptance. The number of high-quality podcasts has grown. Traditional media outlets have jumped on the podcasting bandwagon. Skype and Google Hangouts have made creating video and audio podcasts with […]
  • Heartbleed Update

    9 Apr 2014 | 2:07 pm
    You’ve possibly heard about the OpenSSL exploit (commonly referred to as “Heartbleed”) affecting many web servers across the world. We at Nexcess wanted to update you on what we are doing to address the issue. We have already patched any of our servers that could have been affected. For more details about the patch, please […]
  • March’s Roundup of the Best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento Content

    8 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    You may have noticed that the 25th anniversary of the web just came and went in March. Looking back at some of the old news reports and videos, it is amazing how far eCommerce, web design, and blogging have advanced since those early days. And as far as we’ve come, the next twenty-years will take […]
  • CVE-2014-0160 (Heartbleed) Patched on Nexcess Systems

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    As of 1:45AM EDT on April 8, 2014, all Nexcess managed systems vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160 (Heartbleed) were patched. This security vulnerability is widespread with multiple operating systems globally and not a Nexcess-specific issue. CentOS released an official OpenSSL patch removing the recently discovered vulnerabilities. OpenSSL was upgraded seamlessly. However, all services linked against the older […]
  • TLS 1.2 and openssl 1.0.1e Frequently Asked Questions

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    As we’ve upgraded a lot of our servers to openssl 1.0.1e we’ve seen a handful of problems with APIs or payment gateways. The companies whose API is being used say they don’t support openssl 1.0.1e and/or TLSv1.2 is not support and the server will have to use TLSv1.0. There seems to be a lot of […]
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    Hardware BBQ

  • Zotac ZBox ID92 Plus mini-PC Review

    The Sorcerer
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:58 am
    Zotac is a company well known for its mini-ITX formfactor motherboards and mini PCs. ID92 Plus uses an Intel Core i5 4570T with H87 Chipset and relies on Intel 4600 HD onboard Graphics. Within its small form-factor system, it has a 4-in-1 memory card reader, 2x 204 pin SO DIMM support of up to 16GB (by default with 4GB memory stick), 802.11 AC and Bluetooth 4.0 support. The drive comes with 2 SATA ports: 1 for the 2.5″ cage and second one for mSATA. This is the first hardware that Zotac has ever sent for review, and ID92 Plus is available for quite sometime.
  • CM Storm Reaper Laser Gaming Mouse Review

    The Sorcerer
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Coolermaster sent their mouse from the aluminium series: Reaper. CM Storm Reaper is designed for palm users with aluminum on the mouse for the wrist and rubberized coat on the buttons and the side grips. The mouse has a very premium feel and obviously made to stand out in comparison with other mouse, so we’ll get to see how good this mouse really is.
  • Audio-Technica introduces six models of SonicFuel series IEMs

    The Sorcerer
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:18 am
    AudioTechnica finally is in touch with us, and started off with letting us know that they’ve introduced its SonicFuel series of IEMs. The models that the company has released are ATH-CKX9iS ATH-CKX9 ATH-CKX7iS ATH-CKX7 ATH-CKX5iS ATH-CKX5 The MSRP of these IEMs being between Rs. 2,699/- to and Rs. 5,299/- INR. IEM models CKX9iS and X9 are with drivers, a carrying case and provide a variety of ear tips & even Comply foam tips. Except the iS versions, the IEMs comes with a microphone and cord-mounted remote for call answering/voice over control purposes. The ATH-CKX5iS and…
  • Seagate launches its 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5″ HDD v4 spinning at 7200RPM

    The Sorcerer
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:23 pm
    One of the two largest hard drive manufacturers Seagate just released its 6TB Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 hard drive made primarily for 24 x 7 bulk data storage. What’s interesting is that Seagate claims that its 25% faster than its competitor’s 6TB drive, without pointing fingers directly at WD’s helium-filled 6TB Enterprise drives in the press release I’ve received. But according to other sources, Seagate didn’t require helium to each storage capacity and performance for 6TB specifically for enterprise environments, and that it will use helium…
  • SK Hynix develops the world’s first Highest Density 128 GB DDR4 memory

    The Sorcerer
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    SK Hynix recently revealed the world’s first 128GB DDR4 memory kit made for Intel Xeon E5 processors which will be based on Haswell. The memory uses 20nm 8Gb DDR4 chips. Sung Joo Hong, the head of DRAM development at SK Hynix said,”The development of the world’s first 128GB DDR4 module has its significance in opening ultrahigh density server market. The company will further strengthen its competitiveness in premium DRAM sphere with the development of high density, ultrahigh speed and low power consuming products.” The chipmaker plans to start its mass production of…
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    The Four-eyed Journal

  • Windows Phone 8.1 – Microsoft edges Google & Apple over transparency

    5 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Windows Phone 8.1 is slated for release in a month or two and while there’s not much fanfare over it as compared to new releases of Android and iOS, Microsoft has gathered enough attention to keep the whole world interested. A list of features of Windows Phone 8.1 can be found here, one of the highlights of which is Cortana – Microsoft’s version of a digital personal assistant like Google Now for Android and Siri for iOS. There’s nothing groundbreaking with Cortana in terms of what it can do. However, the most interesting bit is how it is the most transparent to…
  • Slow internet speeds for most of April

    4 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    The last time there was a major slow down of internet speed in the country was back in December of 2006 when an earthquake that struck off the coast of Taiwan damaged major undersea cables that provide connectivity to the country. With incidents like these, even the biggest ISPs like PLDT and Globe were at the mercy of international groups that maintain the undersea cable connections’ ability to repair the damage. The recent damage hit the undersea cables lying in areas between Taiwan and Japan, and China and Korea. Latest reports say that repairs are expected to be completed by around…
  • Will the reforms of Pope Francis last beyond his term?

    26 Mar 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Pope Francis continues to make waves in the Catholic world all from the center of it all in Vatican. This piece on Yahoo! News by Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere gives a glimpse of how the current leader of the Catholic church has made important changes on how Curia runs by his recent appointment of non-Italians to significant church positions. Foreign cardinals have been awarded prestigious posts, from the Australian George Pell — head of the new economy ministry — to Germany’s Reinhard Marx, who leads up a council tasked with overseeing the Vatican’s economic management.
  • Gmail becomes more secure with HTTPS-only

    20 Mar 2014 | 11:28 am
    Great news from the Gmail team, something that will put our minds at ease knowing that our email will be more secure. Nicolas Lidzborski, Gmail Security Engineering Lead, writes on the Gmail blog: Starting today, Gmail will always use an encrypted HTTPS connection when you check or send email. Gmail has supported HTTPS since the day it launched, and in 2010 we made HTTPS the default. Today’s change means that no one can listen in on your messages as they go back and forth between you and Gmail’s servers—no matter if you’re using public WiFi or logging in from your computer,…
  • Bloggers, netizens file ‘motion for partial reconsideration’ on SC’s Cybercrime ruling

    12 Mar 2014 | 7:58 pm
    ‘Don’t criminalize Filipinos’ modern, changing way of life’ Bloggers and Netizens for Democracy, the group composed of petitioners in GR 203469 (Cruz et al vs. Aquino et al), is set to file today its motion for partial reconsideration seeking to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. In its 41-page motion for partial reconsideration, BAND said that “the Honorable Court should not allow itself to be a party to the criminalization of the Filipino people’s modern, changing way of life.” “If unchallenged…
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    Create Your Next Customer

  • Google Changes Title Display Length in the Results

    Jessica Levenson
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:12 pm
    After testing out various design changes, Google recently changed their search engine results pages in an attempt to further optimize for mobile devices. Included are the following changes: Font change Underline removed from links Headlines (titles) are larger and wider Display of Google Adwords-targeted ads has changed considerably, including: The light yellow in the background is gone A tiny yellow “Ad” marker has been added next to the green URL An underline separating the ads from the organic search results has been added With these changes, Google has cut the display length…
  • Webinar: 2014 Embedded Market Study | Then, Now: What’s Next

    Felicia Hamerman
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    Every year UBM Tech conducts a comprehensive survey of embedded system designers in order to learn more about their trials, tribulations, issues, objectives and other key elements of the design cycle. If you are interested in getting the pulse of the global embedded design market attend this webinar to hear the highlights of our findings. In particular, we benchmark three to five of years of change with a look toward the future in all aspects of the embedded development process. Join Patrick Mannion, VP/Brand Director, UBM Tech Electronics and Rich Quinnell, Editor in Chief of IoT World UBM…
  • White Papers, Video & Infographic Best Practices

    Stephanie Stahl
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    Yesterday, I covered five quick tips to develop content that resonates with prospects whether they’re just researching, narrowing down their options, or justifying a purchase decision. But wait, there’s more! Here are some best practices for making whitepapers, videos, and infographics more engaging. White papers (and other written reports) To make a white paper resonate, follow guidelines 1-4, then consider these additional points: White doesn’t have to mean gray. Just because it’s called a white paper doesn’t mean it has to be visually boring. Color, images, call-outs, charts,…
  • Content That Gets Results: 5 Quick Tips

    Stephanie Stahl
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    How do you reach out and grab your prospects’ attention? And how do you hold their attention from their first tentative inquiries all the way through their ultimate buying decision? Follow these guidelines to develop content that resonates with prospects whether they’re just researching, narrowing down their options, or justifying a purchase decision. 1. Before you begin, define the reader you want to engage. No matter what content type you’re working on, keeping your customers’ or prospects’ needs top-of-mind is key. Ask yourself these questions: Who are we trying to reach? Are you…
  • Digital Magazines: Master Tech Content Marketing Infographic Series

    Hilary Jansen
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    To learn more about how IT professionals consume content, please download the original research report: Content Connects Peers. Also check out the other infographics in this series: Research Reports, Webinars, White Papers. You can also watch our webinar 7 Ways to Master Tech Content Marketing to learn best practices and tips to improve content marketing strategies, ignite action by IT decision makers, and increase sales. Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.  
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    What's On My PC

  • GEEK SQUEAKS – Featuring How To Use Your Smartphone As A Document Scanner AND Copier

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:29 am
    [FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] How To Use Your Smartphone As A Document Scanner AND Copier – I recently made a decision to ditch my all-in-one inkjet printer due to the continued cost of inkjet cartridges. I decided to go with a basic level, black and white color, wireless laser printer where the cartridges are about the […]
  • GEEK SQUEAKS – Featuring Windows 8.1 Update Error Codes 80070020, 80073712, 0x80071a91, and 0x800f081f

    13 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    [FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] If you are experiencing an error code (as indicated in the title) that is preventing the installation of the Windows 8.1 Update, then you needs to read this article (@WinBeta) to help get you on track. Sometimes the update reaches 99% and ends up reverting and requiring a restart… @WinBeta [ COMMENTS […]
  • GEEK SQUEAKS – Featuring The Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:25 pm
    [FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] The Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac – This datavac is actually a blower that is made to clean your computer and electronics more effectively than canned air (and safer than canned air).  Features a 500 watt motor at .75 HP, 4.5 amps, 70 CFM air flow. I recommend wearing safety eyewear when using […]
  • GEEK SQUEAKS – Featuring Steps To Clean Your Flat Panel Monitor (and other screen devices)

    6 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    [FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] – How To Clean Your Flat Panel Monitor – Most of the time when we decide to clean the monitor it is at a time when we are not really prepared to do it.  We’re sitting there and it is something obvious (like a smudge, a fingerprint, a bug etc.) that catches […]
  • GEEK SQUEAKS – Featuring A FREE Android News Aggregator That Will Talk To You

    3 Apr 2014 | 6:11 pm
    [FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] Newshog – A Google News aggregator that has the ability to read the news to you while on the go. I use this on a regular basis when traveling. Newshog is the only news app you will ever need. Very popular… NewsHog has many advanced features such as summarization, reader mode, text […]
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - FohBoh

  • Have You Seen the "Triumphant" Return of Amy's Baking Company to Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares?

    Stewart Anderson
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    Yes, everyone's "favorite" operators made their return recently to Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares after last year's shocking episode turned into the worst possible viral publicity for the restaurant. It's been a rough year or so for the Bouzaglos - their Yelp and social media pages were all inundated with negative reviews and complaints following the airing of the original episode, a re-launch campaign to clean up their image didn't even get off the ground (with the PR company behind it letting them go after only a few days), and Samy is even facing deportation. The decision to return to…
  • To Eat or Not to Eat After a Stomach Virus

    Cess Padilla
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    image credit to: [X] Your stomach virus has probably run its course and you’re feeling kind of hungry. Are you hesitant to eat? It’s important to replenish all the nutrients that were flushed out of your system during the course of the virus and most especially after. Read on some useful tips to take care of you during a stomach virus: Drink, drink and drink! When vomiting, hydration is more important than eating. Dehydration is a threat when you’ve been vomiting or having diarrhea. Increase fluid intake during this time. Drink slowly to avoid upsetting the stomach. You can also drink…
  • Infographic: Federal Reserve Reports on Consumers' Mobile Banking Trends

    Jules Dalsey
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Mobile Banking has become the norm among consumers of all ages. With mobile banking, consumers can easily and conveniently check their purchase history online, transfer money, and compare prices. The Federal Reserve recently backed up these trends with the release of their most current report on Mobile Financial Services. We’ve highlighted these trends in the Infographic above so you can clearly see the data.   One of the most interesting statistics in the data is that 40% of mobile phone users would be “likely” to use their mobile phone to make a purchase at the point of sale. While…
  • It's a bit too Quiet...

    Michael L. Atkinson
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    It's all a bit too quiet, said the man. When he opened his doors and there were no customers, what then? He prepped food, staffed appropriately, trimmed the pruned the landscape and cleaned the bathrooms. Yet, no one came. What now? This could be a journal entry made by a restaurateur from a small village in Tuscany, or an operator in Dallas. When customers just stop coming to dine, then what? What if it just suddenly or even gradually became quiet and not necessarily as a result of the lowering of the qualify of the product, food, service or environment. What then? What if the restaurant…
  • I Don't Have Time to Train My Staff

    17 Mar 2014 | 7:30 pm
    "You see James," Bill said with a nervous energy in his voice, "we have so many big projects going on right now, and Spring Break is just around the corner. I've got new people coming in the door, it's going into our busy season, and we're developing a new menu. It's been downright crazy, and well, we just haven't had the time to get to it.  We still think training is a great idea, and we really like everything we've talked about, but it's just on the back burner for now. Budgets are tight, and we need to get our training materials in order, as they're pretty outdated. There's just no time."…
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina technology and business news

  • "The Real Deal" to Launch Crowdfunding Event in Raleigh April 24

    David Menzies
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:08 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- With an unprecedented focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and crowdfunding, a group of live funding specialists and entrepreneurs have formed The Real Deal. This first of its kind live crowd-sourced funding event aims to bring together real companies, real investors and real money in a new, entertaining and interactive way and will be held on April 24th at the Contemporary Art Museum in Downtown Raleigh.  In order to bring this exciting new event to life, The Real Deal team has collaborated with such leading local and national organizations as Citrix, Gust, Royalty…
  • ZABRA Selects Dana Hills High School to Kickoff Highly Anticipated Social Media Awareness Program

    David Menzies
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:15 am
    CHARLOTTE, N.C.--ZABRA, the leading online family safety solution has selected Dana Hills High School as the groundbreaking pilot school to kickoff their nationwide cyber awareness and social media protection program. In 2014, school districts across the country will be implementing the ZABRA program in an effort to arm parents and families with the most advanced tools available for effectively parenting, and navigating through, today's intimidating social media landscape.ZABRA was created to provide support and guidance to parents with children who are, or will be, users of social networks.
  • New CloudPay White Paper: Best Practices in Implementing a Global Payroll Platform

    David Menzies
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:13 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. & LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--Payroll is one of the most challenging aspects of international expansion, but a new white paper from CloudPay, the pioneer of SaaS-based payroll automation for multinationals, explains how to smoothly implement a SaaS-based global payroll platform. As organizations continue to expand their business overseas, payroll remains one of the most complicated and complex issues for growing, multi-national companies. Those that wish to implement a global payroll system must often win over local managers who have a different language and culture, while…
  • Steve Moule Named President of Gilbarco North America

    David Menzies
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
    GREENSBORO, N.C.--Steve Moule has been named President of Gilbarco North America. Steve reports to Martin Gafinowitz, Danaher Senior Vice President and Group Executive for Gilbarco Veeder-Root. Moule was most recently President of Gilbarco Veeder‐Root, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). He has held significant leadership positions within Gilbarco Veeder-Root since 2007, with his first role as Managing Director UK. As President of Gilbarco Veeder-Root EMEA, Moule grew the core business and spearheaded acquisitions in Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Germany and Africa."Steve brings strong…
  • Secure Designs' Vulnerability Management Solution Provides Simple, Affordable Way to Drive Down Network Security Risk

    David Menzies
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    GREENSBORO, N.C.--Secure Designs Inc., ( -- a leader in managed IT security solutions for small to mid-sized businesses (SMB) -- has introduced new, cloud-based Vulnerability Scanning software that makes security assessment and remediation affordable and easy. The solution reduces upfront costs and empowers even the most resource-constrained IT departments to drive down security risks and improve productivity."Vulnerability management is considered a network security best practice and is increasingly required by compliance regulators," said Ron Culler, CTO and…
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  • Supuesta imagen filtrada muestra el aspecto del panel frontal del iPhone 6

    Domadis Cabrera
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Una imagen que muestra lo que parece ser una pantalla de iPhone recientemente ha sido publicada en Weibo. La imagen no es de la mejor calidad, pero en la misma se puede ver un iPhone 5S al lado de un panel frontal de gran tamaño que supuestamente pertenecen al iPhone 6. Si se mira detenidamente, se puede ver el recorte donde se coloca el botón de inicio, así como los agujeros para la cámara frontal de FaceTime, el sensor infrarrojo de proximidad y la abertura en forma de píldora para el altavoz del auricular. Los biseles en pantalla se ven muy delgados en comparación con los actuales…
  • Otro concepto interesante de iWatch con nuevo diseño y iOS

    Domadis Cabrera
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    Hemos visto una gran cantidad de conceptos del iWatch, pro este nuevo concepto de Akira Chang y Ran Avni muestra el iWatch de Apple con un diseño futurista y un nuevo sistema operativo. Sin embargo, una cosa que no entiendo de este diseño, es la forma en que el reloj se envuelve alrededor de la muñeca. Es decir, no sé si son tres piezas magnéticas con tres pantallas separadas o si es un reloj de mesa. Échale un vistazo al video y dinos que piensas a través de los comentarios. Otro concepto interesante de iWatch con nuevo diseño y iOS apareció originalmente en Applediario, en fecha…
  • Age of Empires: World Domination llegará a iOS este verano

    Domadis Cabrera
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:24 pm
    El verano pasado supimos que Microsoft planeaba traer su franquicia Age of Empires a la plataforma iOS, y nos alegramos. Pues bien, hoy nos enteramos de que el juego de Age Of Empires: World Domination llegará a la App Store este mismo verano. Según el desarrollador KLabGames: Age of Empires: World Domination expande la galardonada serie de Age of Empires mediante la construcción de una estrategia móvil intuitiva, pero que sigue siendo profunda. En el juego, los jugadores crean un imperio comandando los héroes y civilizaciones favoritas de todos los tiempos. Los jugadores también…
  • Apple dice que ninguno de sus productos es vulnerable a Heartbleed

    Domadis Cabrera
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    Apple ha confirmado que ninguno de sus productos, incluidos los servicios web como, son vulnerables a Heartbleed, que fue descubierto recientemente. Para los que no lo sepan, Heartbleed permite a los hackers para interceptar el tráfico sensible y robar información como los datos de inicios de sesión de los sitios web que utilizan la encriptación OpenSSL. Así que cuando visites un sitio web con un pequeño candado en la barra de direcciones y crees que estás a salvo, tal vez no lo estés. Uno de los portavoces de Apple dijo lo siguiente: “Apple se toma muy en serio la…
  • LA WWDC de Apple anunciada para el 2 de junio en San Francisco. iOS 8 en agenda.

    Domadis Cabrera
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:39 pm
    La conferencia anual de desarrolladores de Apple, conocida comúnmente como la Conferencia Mundial de Desarrolladores de Apple o WWDC, tendrá lugar del 2 al 6 junio de este año en la ciudad de San Francisco. Por lo general, Apple utiliza estos eventos para revelar un nuevo sistema operativo, o al menos para dar algunos detalles al respecto. Y este año no iba a ser la excepción, por ello se espera Apple presente iOS 8 junto con una actualización de OS X Mavericks. Además de algunas actualizaciones de hardware o, al menos un refresh en el MacBook Air o el iMac. Aparte de la keynote de…
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  • Amazon to expand Fire TV's voice search later this summer

    Shawn Knight
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Amazon on Thursday revealed that its Fire TV media streaming box would soon be getting an upgrade in the voice search department. Crackle, Hulu Plus and Showtime will soon integrate their full catalogs into Fire TV’s voice search function.
  • 'Hitman Go' reimagines popular franchise into an iPad board game

    Shawn Knight
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The Hitman series of stealth games has found a new home on the iPad. Console titles aren’t exactly known to transition very well to mobile which is why Square Enix has reimagined Hitman Go as a board game.
  • Facebook introduces location-broadcasting feature 'Nearby Friends'

    Shawn Knight
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Facebook has cooked up yet another way to keep you in touch with your friends. Drawing inspiration from the current crop of location-broadcasting apps already on the market, “Nearby Friends” is a new feature that shows when you are in close proximity to friends in the real world.
  • Marissa Mayer looking to persuade Apple to drop Google in favor of Yahoo mobile search

    Justin Kahn
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been quite vocal lately, first saying she wants original programming to go along with a supposed upcoming Yahoo streaming service, and now the CEO has got her eyes set on search once again. A report citing sources close to the matter said that Mayer and...
  • Grams is the first search engine for the dark net's underground market

    Shawn Knight
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Today’s dark web is a lot like the “public” Internet used to be a couple of decades ago. Not very many people are familiar with it, only those in the know can gain access to it and it is generally pretty difficult to find your way around. ...
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  • Energy-Efficient Electronics for the Bedroom

    Guest Post
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Energy-Efficient Electronics for the Bedroom (via Green Home Gnome) There are a lot of things you can do in the bedroom. Saving energy is one of them. The average bedroom takes up lots of energy when not equipped with energy-efficient electronics. Add to that our bad energy habits and we end up with higher than necessary…
  • 2015 Honda Fit Deep Dive

    Guest Post
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    2015 Honda Fit Deep Dive (via Gas 2.0) By now, you’ve heard what driving the new 2015 Honda Fit is like. You’ve seen what riding in a new Fit is like, too- and, maybe, you’ve figured out how they got one into a tiny bar (I haven’t). Still, we haven’t spent much time actually talking…
  • New Jersey Wildlife: Foraging and native spring ephemerals

    Guest Post
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    New Jersey Wildlife: Foraging and native spring ephemerals (via As spring arrives, the fields and woodlands begin to wake up and burst with the emergence of plant life to color the landscape and welcome in the wildlife from the long cold winter. And with the arrival of the new buds, shoots and flowers comes opportunity…
  • Groundbreaking Begins on Apple’s Environmentally-Friendly Campus

    Guest Post
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Groundbreaking Begins on Apple’s Environmentally-Friendly Campus (via Planetsave) As one of the most influential tech companies in the world, Apple tends to lead by example. When it comes to sustainability, the Cupertino-based tech giant hasn’t always had a sterling reputation; however, in recent years, Apple has doubled down on…
  • IBM technology underpins project to make British Columbia’s the “smartest coast on the planet”

    Guest Post
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    MARKHAM, ON & VICTORIA, BC –  14 April 2014: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it is collaborating with Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) on a three-year, multi-million dollar project to equip British Columbia with a monitoring and prediction system to respond to off-shore accidents, tsunamis and other natural disasters. The new “Smart Oceans BC” program will use marine sensors and data analysis to enhance environmental stewardship and public and marine safety along Canada’s West coast. It will monitor vessel traffic, waves, currents and water quality in major shipping arteries and…
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    Techline Info

  • Top Cloud Computing Issues For Universities & Their Workarounds

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    The educational market becomes more competitive each passing year. Colleges and universities are adopting new learning technologies with an aim to expand outreach, improve efficiency and gain a competitive edge. The U.S. Department of Education has given a nod to technological development, as evident in the National Education Technology Plan. According to them, the data […]
  • Google’s April fool Gift- Sharable Selfies – Shelfies

    31 Mar 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Self pictured portraits known as selfies was the trend of year 2013. Selfies of popular actors and politicians became viral in social media. Every year Google celebrate fool’s day with their subscribers in some innovative ways. The same trend follows this year also.Yesterday on a Gmail blog Google has announced the introduction of new Google […]
  • Dendroid- The Android Malware takes control of your smart phone

    30 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    What is Dendroid ? Dendroid is an Android Malware comes under category of Trojan which works as a Remote Access Tool (RAT). Here the legitimate Android application package files (.apk files) are inserted/modified with malware codes. The worst part is the criminals released this as commercial product, that anyone can purchase the Dendroid tool for […]
  • Malaysian Airliness Aircraft found- spam spreads in Facebook

    13 Mar 2014 | 8:42 am
    A new spam spreads through facebook, which exploits the public interest in the missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft . The post is a thumbnail image of an aircraft  linked  to a spam webpage which  displays a fake “Outdated Adobe flash plugin” message prompts the users to download a malware. The antivirus applications like Norton, Avast etc […]
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  • Cool Websites & Tools – Whistle To Take A Picture, Have An Album Every Month, & Android Video Editor

    Mark O'Neill
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Vinyl Me Please – Each month you’ll receive an album on vinyl delivered straight to your door — albums that aren’t just good, but essential for any record collection. In addition, you’ll receive a custom cocktail pairing and album-inspired piece of art, all designed to enhance your listening experience and help you connect more deeply with the music. Update My VC – is a modern guide to keeping in touch with your investors. Use the email template to send your VCs a monthly update about new products, metrics, recruiting priorities, and important questions. Browse our…
  • Caption Contest: Ejection Protocol

    Jackson Chung
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Marie finally found a solution to Howard’s Internet addiction. The winner of “No Way, Macgyver” is Keith M. with his caption, “We found Clippy. I need you to get him brushed up and put him back to work in Windows 8.” Also, Sunsetsword won “PC Lock” with the caption, “Maybe hiring that locksmith into IT was a bad idea.” Congratulations both!Read the full article: Caption Contest: Ejection Protocol
  • Android Apps on Sale, 18 April: The Disney Edition!

    Erez Zukerman
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Each week we scour current Google Play promotions and cherry-pick the best of the best. This week we have a treasure trove of Disney games, as well as the absolutely epic Boson X. Because app sales are temporary affairs, by the time you read this, these may no longer be on sale. Worry not: Simply check back next week for some more Android deals! Games Contre Jour ($1.99, now $0.99) A hauntingly beautiful, dark physics puzzler, Contre Jour takes you on a journey through an organic landscape with portals, hooks, and swings. It’s kind of similar to Cut the Rope,...Read the full article:…
  • Amazon Combines Kindle Personal Documents With Cloud Drive

    Saikat Basu
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Anyone who uses a Kindle eReader knows the utility of the “Send To Kindle” feature. Click it (or email) and send documents, selected text from webpages, and even your own DRM free ebooks straight to the eReader. Amazon will now automatically archive all personal documents sent to Kindle in a new “My Send-to-Kindle Docs” folder on Amazon Cloud Drive. This can be a user-friendly location to organize and manage all your documents in one central location that’s reachable from all devices. The automated folder also comes with another side benefit — the 5GB of storage…
  • Find A Job Quickly With These 5 LinkedIn Groups

    Dann Albright
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We’ve told you about why LinkedIn is great for job hunting, and gave you a good idea of how to get started with LinkedIn if you’re new. Now it’s time to dive into finding an actual job. One of the most powerful tools for finding a job using LinkedIn is groups. Here are five that will significantly increase your job-hunting power. Job Openings, Job Leads, and Job Connections! As you might gather from the exclamatory title, this group is dedicated to just one thing: finding jobs. There are over 1,700,000 members in this group, making it one of the largest...Read the full…
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • DropBox and Windows 8

    Ask Dave Taylor
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:04 pm
    How to connect your DropBox account with Windows 8. The post DropBox and Windows 8 appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Publishing Web Pages with Dropbox & DropPages Dropbox is more than simply a convenient way to... Creating Compressed Windows 8 Folder How to use Windows 8 support for compressed files.... Dropbox makes the easiest way to send photos E-mail, Facebook, texting, etc. are all good ways to...
  • Why Are You Forced to Reset Your Passwords?

    Leo Notenboom
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:53 pm
    The answer explains the difference between good and very bad security. The post Why Are You Forced to Reset Your Passwords? appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Frighteningly Easy Way to Reset Windows Passwords Resetting your Windows password is easy - that's good --... Why You Must Use Different Passwords Using a single password for all of your online... How to Reset a Windows Password If you want access to your Windows account (and...
  • 1 Million New Malware Strains per Week
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Historical data from Virus Bulletin reveals an alarming trend. The post 1 Million New Malware Strains per Week appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Beta Bot Malware Can Turn Off Your AntiVirus The FBI has issued a warning about a new... Why Anti-Malware Isn’t Foolproof Leo discusses the reasons why anti-malware tools don't always work.... How the NSA Steals Information How the NSA's 1,000 in house hackers are using...
  • Windows 8.1 Update Fails to Install

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Is a Windows update really an update if it fails to install? Those looking for the 8.1 Update are reporting challenges. The post Windows 8.1 Update Fails to Install appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Can’t Complete Windows 8.1 Install How to resolve a common issue for those installing... Windows 8.1 Update Microsoft's latest update to Windows 8 is a direct response... Windows RT 8.1 Update removed from Windows Store A potential fix for upgrade issues that came up over...
  • Guarding Against Heartbleed

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    On the heels of the dramatic Heartbleed vulnerability news - comes browser extensions for Chrome & Firefox that can help guard against this problem. The post Guarding Against Heartbleed appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Techlicious: A New Visual Way to Search Yahoo recently released a browser plug-in called Axis that... 3 Important Safety Tips for Browser Extensions Browser extensions can greatly enhance your browsing experience. Unfortunately,... Bob Rankin: 10 Awesome Chrome Browser Addons "I'm just getting started with Chrome, after becoming fed...
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    Online Tech Tips

  • How to Troubleshoot Problems in Windows 8.1

    Aseem Kishore
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:55 am
    Today’s article is a quick tip on how to troubleshoot problems in Windows 8.1, which you will most definitely run into using Microsoft’s shiny new OS. However, most problems don’t require booting into safe mode or following a 10 step guide to fixing WiFi problems. Microsoft has also gotten smarter and included a lot of tools and help guides in the OS itself to diagnose and fix problems. I’ve found that teaching my clients how to use these built-in tools saves me a lot of time because they are able to fix problems in Windows 8.1 themselves. In this article, I’m…
  • The Best Free Apps for a New iPhone

    Aseem Kishore
    25 Mar 2014 | 3:48 am
    When I first got up new iPhone 5S (thanks to my parents), I instantly went to the app store and starting downloading apps! Having a smartphone and not using apps is like having a computer and only using it to browse the Internet. If you have an iPhone, you’re also lucky because the Apple app store is still better than the Android app store in terms of number of apps and quality of apps, in my opinion. So what are the best free apps to download for your new iPhone right away? Well, there are a bunch! Obviously, everyone will have their preferences, so I’ll try to keep this list…
  • View Saved Wi-Fi (WPA, WEP) Passwords on OS X

    Aseem Kishore
    22 Mar 2014 | 4:36 am
    Just about everybody who has a laptop has probably connected to several different wireless networks over the course of time. I tend to travel a lot and take my laptop with me everywhere I go, so I literally have over a hundred wireless networks stored on my Mac. This is great because I can easily connect to those wireless networks whenever I’m in range again, even if it’s 6 months later. However, there are times when I need to know the password for the Wifi network, usually because I have to connect another device like my iPhone or iPad to the network. There is no way I ever…
  • Best Tools for Copying a Large Number of Files in Windows

    Aseem Kishore
    20 Mar 2014 | 4:01 am
    If you’ve been using Windows 8 as your main PC, you have probably noticed the vastly upgraded performance and user interface when copying files. Finally, Microsoft decided to revamp some of the core functions of the OS, which makes using Windows 8 so much better than Windows 7…sometimes. Unfortunately, even with all the great new security and updates to core features, Windows 8 has been hampered by the dual desktop and Start Screen interfaces. I personally switched back to Windows 7 because I find the Start Screen and lack of the Start button frustrating. However, back on Windows…
  • 5 Handy Windows 8/8.1 Registry Tweaks

    Aseem Kishore
    17 Mar 2014 | 2:45 am
    Windows 8 and 8.1 are controversial because they changed the way Windows fundamentally worked and with every subsequent release, they backtrack halfway. For example, Windows 8.1 allowed users to boot directly to the desktop, but you had to manually change this setting yourself. In the next update coming soon called Windows 8.1 Update 1, any non-touch device will automatically boot to the desktop. They are also going to be adding a power button to the start screen so you don’t have to go to the Charms menu anymore. Anyway, it’s just a big mess of two worlds and it keeps changing…
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    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • Review: Samsung Galaxy S5

    Will Shanklin
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Sometime within the last couple of years, smartphones hit a wall. Make no mistake, they're still improving. But manufacturers are having to try a lot harder to make their phones stand out from the crowd. Can the latest flagship from the world's biggest smartphone-maker rise above the rest? Let Gizmag try to answer, as we review the Samsung Galaxy S5... Continue Reading Review: Samsung Galaxy S5 Section: Mobile Technology Tags: Android, Fingerprint, Heart Rate Monitor, Reviews, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy S5, Smartphones, Water resistant Related Articles: Samsung Galaxy S5 may…
  • Google Camera app simulates lens blur on camera phones

    Loz Blain
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:26 pm
    With the new Google Camera app, you can choose where your photo is focused after you shoot, and then dial in whatever amount of lens blur you like to separate the subject from the background. It's a very clever piece of software that simulates the 'bokeh' effect you get from using an expensive, large-sensor SLR camera and an expensive, wide aperture telephoto lens. .. Continue Reading Google Camera app simulates lens blur on camera phones Section: Digital Cameras Tags: Android, Camera Phone, Cameras, Google Related Articles: Low-cost lens offers lo-fi creativity for Micro Four Thirds cameras…
  • Brooks-Range replaces tent poles with internal cords to save weight

    C.C. Weiss
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Tent poles have to be one of the most hated types of sports equipment in the world. They represent the long, difficult process of setting that huge, overly complex base camp tent up at quarter to midnight. If you're really unlucky, they get twisted and knotted into an unkempt pile or break in the middle of the night. One tent manufacturer has identified an interesting way of eliminating a few of those poles, trading the multi-prong tent pole system for a tent body with integrated elastic cord in a design aimed at saving weight and hassle. .. Continue Reading Brooks-Range replaces tent poles…
  • In pictures: 41st Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2014

    Stephen Clemenger
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Held at the end of March each year, the annual Tokyo Motorcycle show is a "hands on handlebars and bums on saddles" kind of event which, as well as being a world showcase for the latest innovations from local manufacturers, aims to function as a shop window and proving ground for the millions of motorcyclists in Japan. So while Honda's 750cc NM4 Vultus was the star of the show, there were plenty of other new and interesting machines for crowds to get astride and even ride. Here's a look at some of the highlights... Continue Reading In pictures: 41st Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2014 Section:…
  • Kepler discovers most potentially habitable planet yet

    David Szondy
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:15 pm
    The search for extraterrestrial life zeroed in a bit today as NASA announced that its unmanned Kepler Space Telescope detected the most Earth-like planet yet found beyond the Solar System. Named Kepler-186f, the new planet orbits a red dwarf star about 500 light years away from Earth in the constellation of Cygnus, is only 10 percent larger than our planet, and could have liquid water, which is essential for life as we know it... Continue Reading Kepler discovers most potentially habitable planet yet Section: Space Tags: Cygnus, Exoplanet, Habitable zone, Kepler Mission, NASA, Space telescope…
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    John Morris

  • Why Does Coding Take Forever to Learn? You’re Making THIS Mistake

    John Morris
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    This cost me 4 years of my life… 4 years I could have been doing what I loved for a living… 4 years I could have been living well instead of struggling to make ends meet… 4 years further down the road to success I could be right now… I regret those 4 years every day of my life because the mistake I was making is SO easy to solve… and it was a mistake I didn’t have to make. In this episode of the John Morris Show, I’m going to share with you what that mistake, why almost EVERY coder makes it, and how to quickly get over it. Click to Listen Got a…
  • Have You Lost Your Passion for Coding?

    John Morris
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    Ever felt unmotivated or uninspired while working on a project? You felt it at first… you were super excited to get started… you felt like you could take on the world… Then, about halfway through it was ALL gone. No passion. No inspiration. No motivation. It happens for a reason. It’s not chance or luck. It’s not a fluke… or even something you necessarily did wrong. And, there IS a way to fix it. And, once you do… boy do things change. Suddenly, the fire ignites again. Your mind lights back up. And you FEEL driven to crank out the project and get it…
  • Stage 1: How to Discover Your Passion

    John Morris
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    The post Stage 1: How to Discover Your Passion appeared first on John Morris. Related posts: Have You Lost Your Passion for Coding? How to Set Yourself Apart and Get Clients to Chase You I Was Lost and Didn’t Know What to Do Next…
  • These 5 steps fast-track your coding career

    John Morris
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:21 pm
    One of the biggest mistakes I think coders make is getting so caught up in the technical side of their coding career that they lose track of all the other (often MORE important) aspects of being a successful coder. I know I did. In fact, for the longest time I held this completely erroneous belief that talent trumped everything. That all I needed to worry about was being talented and I’d be good. WRONG! Because of that I couldn’t figure out why I started to lose out on client after client and constantly get underbid by coders who I KNEW were less talented. Couldn’t my…
  • I Was Lost and Didn’t Know What to Do Next…

    John Morris
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:35 am
    A few years ago, I was really lost in my coding career. I had spent so much time mastering the technical aspects of coding that I never gave any thought to my career as a whole. And as I was becoming more and more comfortable with the technical side, I began to wonder… What’s next? Where do I go from there and how do I get there? As I searched for answers, I discovered what I call the 5 stages of coding career development. Suddenly, my certainty swelled. I knew exactly where I was and what I need to focus on… and I was able to quickly move to the next stage… which mean…
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    Make Tech Easier

  • How To Remove Facebook And Email Contacts From Your iPhone

    Shujaa Imran
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Many of you have probably synced your email and Facebook accounts with your iPhone for quick and easy access. In some instances, your email contacts will automatically sync with your phone’s contacts, creating quite a mess. The same can happen when syncing Facebook, with both your phone’s and your Facebook contacts merging together.Now, you may like a merged contact list. Or, you may not. For those who don’t, we’ve put together a small tutorial to remove all your Facebook and Email contacts from your iPhone’s Contact list. Here’s how to do it.Removing Email…
  • How to Do IP Address Geolocation Lookups on Linux

    Gary Sims
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    You have probably noticed different services on the Internet which automatically know roughly where you are in the world. From video and video stream services to online stores, these services use a technique, called IP geolocation, which matches your approximate physical location with the IP address you are using. Whenever you connect to the Internet, your device is assigned an IP address from a pool of addresses which are allocated to the different telecommunication companies. The way these addresses work can be quite complicated, but because they are assigned in blocks, it is possible to…
  • How To Share Web Content Fast With Cortex for Chrome

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Being on social networks usually involves a great deal of sharing content with your friends and followers. There are lots of tools for easier content-sharing across most of the popular social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Most of them would require a few minutes of your time configuring stuff before you can go ahead and share whatever it is you want — a link to an article, a photo or video clip. This makes the process a daunting one for the novice user and an annoying necessity for the advanced one.If you want to try a faster way to share web content online,…
  • Introducing MTE Premium: Support Us By Becoming a Premium Member

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Over the years, we have been working hard to provide unique content and useful tutorials for free. However, all these come with a fee adding up to our expenses. As our readership increases, the server cost increases as well; so does the payout we give to our writers so they can work even harder to bring you more useful content. The bad thing is the revenue generated from advertisements does not increase proportionately to the cost.As you can see, the revenue for Make Tech Easier mainly comes from advertisements which in turn is highly dependent on Google. Our revenue plunged heavily when…
  • Android ROM Series: How to Flash a Custom Recovery on Your Android Device – Part 2

    Mahesh Makvana
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    If you have read our previous article about what root, custom recovery, and custom ROMs are, then by now you should be familiar with the term Custom Recovery. In brief, a custom recovery is a third-party recovery that you can flash on your Android device and enjoy a number of features it has to offer. One of the main reasons why people use a custom recovery is for flashing custom ROMs. There are hundreds of custom ROMs available on the Internet, and the most efficient and easy way to get them installed on your device is to use a custom recovery.In the guide below, we will walk you through how…
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  • Top Books To Learn Android Development and Programming

    shabnam sultan
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Do you want to learn Android development? Android is of the most popular mobile operating system, the immense popularity of Android is due to its Open-Source nature. For those who are unaware, Android kernel is programmed in C,C++ and is [&hellipThis is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 11 Verizon’s Droid X apps for starters How To Clean Android Phone ? Why Do Android Developers Fail To Get Rich Download Google Play Store APK 3.4.6 (Direct Link) Top 8 Funny Android Apps to Make You Laugh
  • 10 Creative Computer Mouse Designs for you

    shabnam sultan
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:18 am
    Mouse is an essential tool for computer users. Listed below are some stylish and creatively designed computer mice for you. These computer mouse designs are different than the mouse design which we normally use, the designs are fully functional and [&hellipThis is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Buy Gadgets Online With Flexible Payment And Free Delivery Easily 3 Best Digital TV Service Providers in UK 5 Awesome Office Gadgets For 2013 8 Best Free Chatrooms To Chat With Strangers The Top Cloud Apps Everyone Will Like
  • 6 Tools To Manage Virtual Team Effectively in your Organization

    shabnam sultan
    5 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Whether you work from home or run a small business, you need tools to communicate to your team effectively. Email is no doubt one of the way to communicate with your virtual team, however, to improve efficiency and productivity of [&hellipThis is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: PixelPoke Helps You To Choose Best Web Hosting The Need For Speed: Optimizing Your Business Workflow 8 Best Free Chatrooms To Chat With Strangers The Top Cloud Apps Everyone Will Like Best Tech Gifts This Holiday Season
  • 15 Sites To Download Royalty Free Images for your Blog Post

    shabnam sultan
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Adding quality images to your website or blog provides a professional appearance and grabs the attention of your readers. However, many of us ponder where to find royalty free images for my site/blog? One of the easiest way to find [&hellipThis is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: PixelPoke Helps You To Choose Best Web Hosting The Need For Speed: Optimizing Your Business Workflow 8 Best Free Chatrooms To Chat With Strangers The Top Cloud Apps Everyone Will Like Best Tech Gifts This Holiday Season
  • Best RPG Games of 2014-15

    shabnam sultan
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    Most of gamers enjoy playing Role Playing Games or RPG Games on consoles, PC or handheld devices. The year 2014 brings some of the exciting RPG Games to play with your friends and family. Have you gone through the list [&hellipThis is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 8 Best PC Racing Games Worth Playing Pro Gaming 101: What It Takes to Have the Skills, Earn the Name and Get Paid to Play Universe Rush, Upcoming Console-quality Space MMO-strategy Game, funded via Kickstarter 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2014 Renegade-X to be Released on February 26th (Trailer)
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    Science + Technology – Articles – The Conversation

  • The Easter Bunny tale: fun fiction or harmful myth?

    Victoria Metcalf, Lecturer in Genetics at Lincoln University, New Zealand
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:53 pm
  • Animating life: bringing science to the YouTube generation

    Seán I. O’Donoghue, Group Leader at the Garvan Institute and OCE Science Leader at CSIRO
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Telling science stories often involves explaining complex interactions between a cast of molecular “actors”, on a set smaller than the wavelength of light, so scientists are increasingly using animation to communicate such stories to the broader public. This is part of a global shift in how knowledge is communicated, reflected in the rapid rise of online video content – more than 1 billion people view videos on YouTube each month. It is important that key scientific discoveries and insights are communicated well in this new medium, especially when they can lead to improved health…
  • Searching underwater for MH370 is a shot in the dark

    Robin Robertson, Senior Lecturer at Australian Defence Force Academy
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The ongoing search for missing flight MH370 has shown how finding objects such as debris on the ocean is difficult, but finding them underwater in the deep ocean is much more challenging. As of Tuesday, the search for the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 went underwater with the Bluefin-21 autonomous unmanned vehicle put into action. Already there have been problems on both days of operation, with the vehicle reaching its maximum operating depth of 4,500m. What data the search authorities were able to download from the vehicle’s first mission – which lasted only six hours – has been…
  • Fear not the hipster beard: it too shall pass

    Rob Brooks, Professor of Evolutionary Ecology; Director, Evolution &amp; Ecology Research Centre at UNSW Australia
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Beards are back, baby! Juan Luis/Flickr If you haven’t been outdoors in a few years, you might not have noticed that beards are back. Back in such a big way that apparently many New York hipsters are paying north of US$8,000 for “facial hair transplants” to embellish their patchy beards. While the hipster subculture appears to be ground zero for the latest swerve toward beardedness, men who would not be seen dead in skinny jeans or thrift-shop cardigans are letting the whiskers grow in a way that hasn’t been fashionable for decades. Why are beards sprouting from the unlikeliest faces?
  • What are the chances that your dad isn't your father?

    Rob Brooks, Professor of Evolutionary Ecology; Director, Evolution &amp; Ecology Research Centre at UNSW Australia
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    How confident are you that the man you call dad is really your biological father? If you believe some of the most commonly-quoted figures, you could be forgiven for not being very confident at all. But how accurate are those figures? Questions of paternity are built over the deepest well of human insecurity, for children searching to know who they are, for fathers wanting to know whose kids they are raising and for mothers uncertain about the strength of the bonds holding their families together. I consulted on an episode of SBS’s Tales of the Unexpected documentary series, “Who’s Your…
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  • How to use EaseUS for data recovery?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Data loss is one of the most painful situations in one’s life, especially when the data is deleted accidentally from the PC and you are in an urgent need for that particular data. When you delete the data accidentally or format your PC drive, the data loss is surely to happen. In common situations, data […]
  • Facebook users in India reached the 100 million mark

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
      NEW DELHI, April 9 (UPI) – Facebook users in India reached the 100 million mark, the company said Wednesday, now its second-largest market after the United States. The social networking business has had India in its plans to make it the world’s largest market in terms of users. The fast pace of growth in mobile […]
  • Zoove introduces a mobile contact-sharing service that doesn’t require an app

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
    Washington, Apr. 9 (ANI): Zoove is introducing a contact-sharing service called StarStar myInfo that does not require an app. The myInfo service, which will be available to U.S. consumers on any of the four major carriers, will offer users ways to both share and receive updated contact details from their friends and colleagues without requiring a […]
  • Official Flipkart and Zedge app for Windows Phone is here

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Finally the wait ends for Windows Phone users. Popular ecommerce site ‘Flipkart’ and mobile customization site ‘Zedge’ has released their official apps for Windows Phone. Flipkart is one of the leading online retailers that consist of a wide range of products. Flipkart app for Windows Phone is easy to use and got varied options, easy […]
  • How to Use Colors in your Visual Social Media Strategy? [Infographic]

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    This topic might sound something unusual to you and might let you think “What has social media to do with colors?” An infographic based on a research show how colors can affect your social media presence. Different age groups and genders prefer different colors for which you might have to be very picky about them. […]
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  • Persistent Security Threats Push Organizations to Continuous Vulnerability Monitoring

    25 Mar 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Recent tech trends, such as mobility and the adoption of cloud computing, have complicated the security risk landscape.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, shares his thoughts on identifying security vulnerabilities in increasingly uncertain environments. Read the full article here ...
  • Time to Clean Up Your Master Data

    18 Mar 2014 | 8:27 am
    In an increasingly analytic world, companies are spending billions of dollars on information systems that rely on well-organized, accurate data.  However, inconsistent or fragmented data within organizations could create many inefficiencies and worse, a general mistrust of the underlying data.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, weighs in on to clean an organization's master data, and how such an investment might be more than worth it. Click here to read the full article ...
  • 5 Tips For Building A Scalable MSP

    10 Mar 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Recent trends in technology see more and more companies move towards the Managed Services model.  One of the consequences of that is the increased number of service providers who are also shifting towards the managed service provider model.  One of the biggest problems that often face newcomers to the service model is the challenges associated with generating growth, and in turn, operating at scale to accommodate the growth.  Waterstone partners Dhaval Moogimane and Neil Jain provide their insight in giving five tips for building a scalable MSP. Click here to view the full…
  • Companies Want to Get Social in their Enterprise Collaboration

    10 Mar 2014 | 2:17 pm
    While many modern businesses are aware of the potential benefits, such as real-time communication, presented by collaboration technology, study shows that many companies are unable to take full advantage of the technology that is out there.  Businesses are striving to provide both the technology as well as the user experience necessary for their employees to reap the value of collaborative technology.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, joins in on the conversation to offer his views on how when these technologies are used appropriately, specifically in a supply chain environment,…
  • Waterstone Management Group announces Partner additions

    5 Mar 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Waterstone is happy to announce the promotion of Neil Jain to Partner, strengthening the leadership of the advisory business.  The promotion also serves to reflect the recent growth of the business and highlight the firm’s expert-led model.  Neil is recognized as being an expert on issues involving mobility, location-based services, and consumer electronics, as well as being an expert on enterprise software work involving portfolio evolution and services growth, among other subject matters.
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  • Amazon Fire TV ups the voice search ante, adds Hulu Plus and more

    Alan Buckingham
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Amazon's Fire TV, a previously much-rumored device, is now officially on the market, with reviews cropping up around the web -- our own will be coming shortly. One known issue that seems to pop up is that the voice search only encompasses Amazon. But that landscape is already beginning to change. Today, the retailer announces new partners in this endeavor. Hulu Plus, Crackle and Showtime, which were already present on the tiny set-top box, will now be included in search, starting this summer (a rather vague time frame). "We're excited and energized by the momentum we're seeing with Fire TV",…
  • Peanuts, Cracker Jack and Chromecast -- MLB.TV comes to Google's dongle

    Brian Fagioli
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Take me out to the ball game. Take me out with the crowd. Take me to Best Buy to buy a $35 Chromecast. When Google's dongle was announced, I don't think anyone truly knew how popular it would be. At first, it seemed like a cool little accessory for watching YouTube or Netflix videos on your TV. Really, that's all that it was. That is, until Google opened up the SDK. Now, the floodgates are open and the sky is the limit. Today, Chromecast scores its biggest win yet, with live casting from MLB.TV. "MLB.TV is the latest live streaming service to come to Chromecast, so now MLB.TV Premium…
  • Acer C720P Chromebook puts brawn before beauty [review]

    Joe Wilcox
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    I struggle to aptly describe my feelings about Acer's affordable touchscreen Chromebook. The C720P is the lover you keep in the dark, for the benefits, but which you wouldn't be seen with in the daylight. Performance and battery life are wow-worthy. But the plastic exterior looks and feels cheap, and the touchscreen is too dim -- well, for my tastes. More than two months now using the C720P, I like the computer least of all the Chromebooks to pass my way. I really want to love the laptop, and maybe you will. Perhaps experience using other Chromebooks soils my perception, and I am too quick to…
  • Pinnacle Studio 5 launches on iPhone, updated for iPad

    Nick Peers
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Corel subsidiary Pinnacle System has launched Pinnacle Studio for iPhone 5.0 alongside an updated Pinnacle Studio for iPad 5.0, which has been rebuilt with an iOS 7-themed interface and 64-bit support. Pinnacle Studio for iPhone contains an identical feature-set to its bigger iPad brethren, explaining why its first release is version 5. Features include support for mixing video, audio and photos with Storyboard and Timeline editing features plus a wide range of tracks, effects and titles, plus 1080p HD video quality. Users can mix and match multi-track video, photos and audio using the…
  • Rain Alarm: a handy weather alert app that works almost anywhere

    Mike Williams
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    As you might guess from its name, Rain Alarm is a smart app which can warn you about imminent snow or rain. That doesn’t sound too special -- there are a host of tools promising to do the same thing -- but this one has what it takes to stand out from the crowd. It’s about as cross-platform as you can get, for example: there are apps for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows 8; add-ons for Firefox and Chrome, or you can just visit the Rain Alarm website from almost anything with a browser. It doesn’t trust a single website for its forecasts, either, instead using data from 25+…
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    Tech Prezz

  • Nokia Lumia 930

    6 Apr 2014 | 11:49 am
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  • Oppo Find 7a

    24 Mar 2014 | 11:28 am
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  • Oppo Find 7 QHD

    19 Mar 2014 | 10:38 am
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  • Oppo Find 7 with QHD Display goes official; Specs, Price & Hands-on Video

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:35 am
    Oppo has finally  unveiled its most anticipated Android smartphone Oppo Find 7 at the dedicated event. The smartphone with many display pixels has an eye-catching slim form factor and design. The device comes with...Oppo Find 7 with QHD Display goes official; Specs, Price & Hands-on Video head over to Tech Prezz
  • LG G pad 8.3 LTE for Verizon to be released on March 6th; pricing $199.99

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    4 Mar 2014 | 9:55 am
    Verizon has announced  LG‘s 8-incher G Pad 8.3 will be available from the carrier starting March 6th. The tablet will be offered with 4G LTE support on the carrier for a price of $199.99,...LG G pad 8.3 LTE for Verizon to be released on March 6th; pricing $199.99 head over to Tech Prezz
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  • Gionee Elife S5.5 launched in India at Rs. 22,999

    Himanshu Gupta
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:25 am
    Gionee launched the world’s slimmest smartphone Gionee Elife S5.5 in India. With a thickness of only 5.5mm it comes with metal body and 1080p super AMOLED display. Gionee Elife S5.5 comes with a Octa Core 1.7GHz processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage which is not expandable. The five inch display is […]
  • Motorola Moto X launched in India at Rs. 23,999

    Himanshu Gupta
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:52 am
    After the launch of Moto G, Motorola has launched Moto X in India which is available on only. It comes with 4.7inch HD display. Motorola Moto X is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor clocked at 1.7Ghz with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of internal storage and runs on Android […]
  • Karbonn launches Titanium Hexa, Octane and Octane Plus

    Himanshu Gupta
    19 Mar 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Karbonn, Indian mobile manufacturer, launched a range of Titanium smartphones in collaboration with Mediatek. Since all three devices comes with MediaTek processors priced between Rs. 14500 to Rs. 18,000. Titanium Octane Plus was launched at a price of Rs. 17,990. It comes with a 5inch full HD display, Mediatek Octa Core processor clocked at 1.7GHz […]
  • Motorola Moto G Review: Best Budget Android Smartphone

    Himanshu Gupta
    16 Mar 2014 | 11:14 am
    Motorola, one of the world’s most popular mobile phone manufacturer, is back with Moto G which is based on Android KitKat operating system. The best part being it is available for just Rs. 12,499. Look and Feel Moto G comes with a all plastic body with minimalistic design yet decent. The back cover has a […]
  • Milagrow launches TabTop PC M8 Pro 3G at Rs. 25,990

    Himanshu Gupta
    14 Mar 2014 | 10:57 am
    Milagrow is a India based consumer robot brand which has launched Milagrow M8 Pro 3G tablet. It comes with a QuadCore processor and listed on to start with. This TabTop PC is powered by Rockhip 3188 processor with 1.6Ghz clock speed. This has ARM’s cortex A9 architecture with 2GB of RAM. On the storage […]
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  • 2 Minutes + 2.5MB = A Secure PC & Browsing

    13 Apr 2014 | 5:37 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google lockIf you take a look at the number of rising online threats every day, you won’t dare go online without ensuring you are secure. Facebook & Twitter can all be the breeders of malicious link shares. When you click on any one of those malicious links, the consequences can be anything from a single pop up advertisement, to a browser add-on download or much worse.This is where you need to think of measures to secure your PC and files from the digital threats. Fortunately there are simple steps to reduce the risk of catching…
  • These Are All the Sites Where You MUST “Change Your Password” Right Now

    11 Apr 2014 | 11:08 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Following the news about Heartbleed Bug, Many of the affected/vulnerable sites have patched their systems and are asking their users to change their account passwords for extra safety. I will share a list of sites where you must change your password as well as a method to quickly generate new,secure and unique passwords for each accounts.Change your Password on these sites:The links on the sites in the list below redirect to the homepage of the respective sites. You need to login with your current password, change the password and logout…
  • FAQ – Heartbleed Security Bug Makes ~66% of the Web Vulnerable

    8 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Keeping the blog post short, I will directly explain what the Heartbleed bug actually is and how it affects a wide range of websites on the internet. Also will uncover a tool that will test if a particular website is vulnerable or not and a list of currently vulnerable websites.SPOILER : is vulnerable as of 08-04-2014. has fixed the is fixedUpdate:LastPass users can check if the sites in their Vault is vulnerable to the attack or not. Just click on Tools > Security Check. Start scanning the Vault…
  • How to Hide or Block Advertisements in Skype

    1 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Skype’s desktop application if filled with Ads making it an annoying sometimes. We don’t want to see ads between our contacts right? Here is a simple 10 second method to block ads in Skype. The best part is that you don’t even have to install any Ad blocking addon or software.Just a little tweak to Internet Explorer will block all ads in Skype. Here is how you do it.Blocking Ads in Skype.Step 1. Open Internet Explorer > Settings > Internet Options.Step 2. Choose the Security Tab.Step 3. Click on the Restricted Sites…
  • How to Get Free License of Visual Studio Professional 2013 & More

    27 Mar 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google logoMicrosoft offers a ton of discounts and freebies to support students. They had introduced this program long ago but recently started adding more and more worthy software kits for students. Their software catalog for students show a wide range of useful software suites such as the Visual Studio Professional edition, SQL Server versions and more.To grab all these for everyone else means shelling out hundreds of dollars, but fortunately for you they are all free. You get a genuine license of all these softwares for free if you…
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  • Gionee Elife Series Presents s5.5 – Worlds Slimmest Smartphone

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:07 am
    The war has started between the Existence Smartphone Manufacturers and the new rivalries who are all set to make a new space for them. The rival we are talking about here is the China’s...
  • [Updated] [Review] Gionee Service Centres and Products

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    2 Mar 2014 | 6:53 am
    Gionee, the Chinese Company has recently started gaining popularity in India. Their Smartphones are way too competitive among the Big brands like Sony, Samsung etc. People these days are buying...
  • Creating a Presentation Professionally

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    28 Feb 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Would you know where to go if you need a professional presentation put together? While there are many people who are proficient when it comes to using PowerPoint or other programs to put slides...
  • CD / DVD Duplication – Replication Software

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    31 Jan 2014 | 10:52 am
    In the CD and DVD creation industry, data on discs is duplicated in one of two ways: via duplication, or via replication. For DVDs in particular, DVD duplication is the preferred technology, as this...
  • Web Design Services By Network Solutions

    Amandeep Singh Nagpal
    1 Jul 2013 | 9:05 pm
    Web hosting has become one of the ways in which sites out-compete each other. There are those web hosts that don’t provide the better bandwidth, more security, in-house support and...
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    FierceMobileIT News

  • Taking BYOD from the cubicle to the conference room

    David Weldon
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:57 am
    BYOD programs are in place at most organizations today, and a growing number of companies are using BYOD to improve the quality of staff meetings.
  • News Scan: Yahoo's Apple plan not yet ripe; For mobile ads, think audio; more

    Fred Donovan
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    Check out the hottest mobile IT news April 17, including Yahoo's plan to unseat Google in iOS, the inception of the first telco-based mobile ad exchange platform, why audio quality is more important than video quality in mobile ads, the expected surge of M2M devices in the oil and gas industry and the cautious expansion of mobile technologies in Eastern Europe.
  • Marketers need to adopt mobile-unique approach to mobile ads

    Fred Donovan
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Marketers need to adopt a mobile-unique approach to mobile advertising, rather than a mobile-first approach, advises Forrester Research.
  • Mexican mobile operator Iusacell sues IBM for $2.5B, alleging fraud

    Fred Donovan
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Iusacell, Mexico's third largest mobile phone operator, is suing IBM for $2.5 billion, alleging that Big Blue made fraudulent claims that caused Iusacell to lose that amount in profits, Reuters reports. 
  • News Scan: Facebook's mobile payments move; Wearables drive healthcare big data; more

    Fred Donovan
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 16, including Facebook's expanding mobile payment presence in Ireland, just how much Western European healthcare providers are shelling out this year for clinical mobility, fitness wearables driving big data adoption by healthcare organizations, the strong performance by U.S. wireless carriers in Q4 and the predicted growth of the mobile education market.
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  • How the Nexus 7 Stacks Up Against Other Tablets

    Shaun Campbell
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Millions of people have turned their attention to tablets to satisfy their computing needs. In fact, nearly 200 million tablets were sold last year, 62 percent of them being Android devices. One of the most popular, and most affordable, tablets available right now is the Google Nexus 7. Let’s see how this tablet stacks up to two other popular devices: the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and Apple iPad Mini.Google Nexus 7The next generation Google Nexus 7 tablet does not have the childish feel to it that its predecessor had. This is a grown-up’s tablet. Key specs include Snapdragon S4Pro processor…
  • Mac Backup Guru Mac App Review

    Tucker Cummings
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Mac Backup Guru is a Mac App developed by MacDaddy. This backup service is ideal for people who can’t afford to lose their most important files.As with a lot of backup services, the first time you conduct a file backup will be excruciatingly slow. That’s intentional, as this service works by only updating those files that have changed since your last backup.Here’s what the developers have to say about their product:“Sync is traditionally a grey or even dark area, where historically monsters (or more aptly here, bugs) come from. It’s not something you’d associate…
  • Razorgator eTickets iPhone App Review: Cheap Tickets, Fast

    Tucker Cummings
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Razorgator eTickets: Sports, Concert & Theater TicketsRazorgator, Inc.EntertainmentFreeDownloadRazorgator eTickets is an iPhone app developed by Razorgator, Inc. With this app, you can get 75 percent off tickets to concerts, theatre shows, and sporting events.Here’s how this free app works. There are over 30,000 events on the app at any one time. Simply search for an event that sounds cool, check out the seating chart, and get instant tickets delivered right to your phone.By the numbers, Razorgator is very impressive. They have served over 1 million customers, and sold over 3.5 million…
  • iOS 7.1.1 Is Coming, Cheap iPhone 5c Is Already There

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:03 pm
    When I see the future, I close my eyes and sometime soon Apple will deliver iOS 7.1.1 Update, a yawner for iPhone owners but the stuff of fandroid envy. And, no matter how much some of us wish it were here, the cheap 8GB iPhone 5c will likely only sell over there.Yes, boy and girls, iOS 7.1.1 Update is being readied by Craig Federighi’s mobile software minions. No one outside of Cupertino seems to know what it is in iOS 7.1.1, but the simple fact of the matter is that it’s showing up in server logs.Bug fixes? Prolly that and little if anything more.For the Apple faithful, these…
  • iFunia Photo Slideshow for Mac App Review

    Tucker Cummings
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:45 pm
    iFunia Photo Slideshow for Mac is a Mac App developed by iFunia. This photo slideshow maker lets you create slideshows on your desktop with unlimited photos…and it lets you do it fast.iFunia Photo Slideshow for Mac allows you to pull from all kinds of source files to create your slideshows. Supported image formats include jpeg, jpg, bmp, png, gif, tiff, tif, icns, ico, pic, tga, psd, sgi, xbm, cur, dng. Supported audio formats include mp3, mp2, m4a, aiff, wma, wav, ogg, aac, ac3, mka, ape, flac, air, and caf. This seems like a lot of supported formats, and it is. I was particularly happy to…
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    That Tech Chick

  • Top 5 Things To Do Aboard Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas #seastheday

    Jessica Benton
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    I am back from my Royal Caribbean cruise on the Liberty of the Seas out of Ft Lauderdale Florida. Forty bloggers all together participated in a “Brandcation” hosted by Momdot and boarded the ship to Cozumel to take part in a social media event. I had never taken a cruise before even though I am less than an hour from a major cruise port in Galveston Texas. I had no clue what to expect. I never realized how many activities were available to take part in during your time at sea. So that is where I want to stop and give you a bit of information. I asked the other bloggers to give me…
  • 2015 Honda Fit Test Drive

    Jessica Benton
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:15 pm
    I was invited to take the new 2015 Honda Fit for a test drive in San Diego California late last month. Honda sent me and a few other bloggers to the beautiful coastal city of San Diego and showed us the technology and many features to allow us create our own opinion of the subcompact hatchback car. At first glance the small car appeared to be your average subcompact car. I am not going to tell you the typical things you I would read on the car focused websites. I am going to rate this car in terms of appearance, technology, and features. All opinions are my own. Ok, well, not just mine but my…
  • Adopt A Mom- Mother’s Day Gifting Program

    Jessica Benton
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    If there were any cause that touches me the most, it would be domestic violence. I am no stranger to years of extreme physical and mental abuse. My every action was controlled and I suffered the consequences if I did not do as I was “supposed to”. I alienated my closest friends; they just could not stand by and watch me allow myself to be abused.  The only issue was, I was not yet strong enough to leave. Not physically strong enough, but mentally and emotionally strong enough. But when I was ready to break the abuse cycle that was going on inside my home, I was ready to become my…
  • Best Buy Helps Catch It All

    Jessica Benton
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:17 am
    When I had to replace my TV and bought a new Smart TV, I could have not have chosen a better HDTV in my opinion. I love all the features it offers especially when my husband is watching a sports game. He likes to pause and rewind the TV and his leisure. I on the other hand, like to also pause my favorite TV shows when I have to get up to go do something. And because I am into social media the way I am , I like to tweet during a show. I feel like I am in a big room with a ton of others watching the same show along with me. Of course I cant tweet from my TV while I am watching a show.
  • Last Chance: Absolute LoJack 2 Years for 1 Coupon Code

    Jessica Benton
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I have emailed the winners for the Absolute LoJack giveaway. If you didn’t win, you have one last chance you snatch up a great deal. You can still get an Absolute LoJack 2 year subscription for the price of 1 until  April 4, 2014!  Click here to protect your Laptop (PC or Mac) or here to protect your android device (select Samsung devices only  
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    Spice Up Your Blog

  • 20 Best Free And Premium WordPress Slider Plugins

    Paul Crowe
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    Today I want to list some of the best slider plugins for Wordpress blogs.Most Bloggers want to use a slider be it a Featured posts slider or just a neat slideshow of your pictures or Carousel.Originally I wanted to list 20 free slider plugins but to be honest there was not 20 Good free sliders to choose from.Most of the free sliders were just a Lite Version of a premium plugin.So I found 10 top free slider plugins and I have also listed 10 of the very best Premium Wordpress Plugins if you are willing to spend a few bucks.So I will start with the 10 best free slideshow plugins and then I have…
  • Embed Google Maps Get Directions Form To Your Blog

    Paul Crowe
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    While working on a blog recently the client who used the blog to promote their business wanted to provide the address of the business on the blog.As I would always try to do I went one better, so as well as just provide the address I embedded a form for people to get directions via Google Maps.The Google Maps form is easy to add to your blog and you simply add your business address to the code then visitors to the blog can then enter their address and generate the directions.Once generated the map will show a route with options for driving and Public transport if available.OK so lets try it…
  • How To Add Google Analytics To Blogger

    Paul Crowe
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Google Analytics is the most popular and in-dept service for tracking your blogs stats.Google Analytics is available for all blog platforms and websites but as it is a Google service like Blogger it's extra easy for Blogger users.In fact Analytics is built into all Blogger blogs you just need to add your Analytics Web Property ID via the blogs settings.In this post I will show you how to set up your analytics account and connect it to your blog.Finding Your Property IDClick Here To View Full Post >>
  • Allow Mobile Touch Screen Pinch To Zoom On Your Blogger Blog

    Paul Crowe
    18 Mar 2014 | 1:57 pm
    I had just finished a design job on a Blogger blog when we came across a problem I had not encountered before.While checking how the blog looked on mobile devices such as the iPad, I found I could not use Pinch To Zoom.I'm sure you will all have used some form of a touch screen mobile device with pinch to zoom so now how important it is.I had believed all sites automatically allowed pinch to zoom on mobile so I needed to find a way to fix the problem.The solution I came up with was a meta tag I could add to the template that would :1. First Set the blogs default size on Mobile devices :…
  • Surprising Blogging Advice No One Ever Tells You

    Paul Crowe
    14 Mar 2014 | 6:48 am
    Guest Post - Our host is Kim Yuhl, Kim uses her experience as a blogger to share some fresh blogging advice.See How To Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog. When I first started blogging, I thought to myself "if she can do it then so can I" with every blog that I read. And then one day I decided to do just that. Now keep in mind at the time, I didn't like writing much, I was a pretty private person and I hate asking for the sale or doing anything that seems overly self-promotional. Oh, how a few years will change you.Now, writing is my saving grace, I am beyond an open…
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • LG G2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update Now Available at Verizon

    Liviu Anca
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:04 pm
    The LG G2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is now being pushed to the Verizon variant of the device, but it’s not yet available for download over-the-air. According to Droid Life, you will be able to update your Verizon LG G2 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat using Verizon’s Software Update Assistant. If you happen to own a […]
  • Android 4.4.3 Update for Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition Spotted in the Wild

    Liviu Anca
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    All the signs are showing that the folks at Google are on the way of releasing the Android 4.4.3 update for the supported devices. Since Sprint announced their Nexus 5 variant will be updated to the latest firmware, Android 4.4.3 has been spotted several times. If you want further proof that the Android 4.4.3 update […]
  • Official Google Camera App Now Available from Google Play Store, Features Lens Blur, 50MP PhotoSphere, and more

    Bogdan Pirvu
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:08 am
    Google has launched the official Stock Google Camera app to Google Play Store and you can install it on any other Android smartphone or tablet devices. It adds tons of new features and functions that should offer you the possibility to take better quality photos and videos. The new camera app from Google is basically […]
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat

    Bogdan Pirvu
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    Samsung has officially launched the new Android 4.4 KitKat build for all Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi models. Check your device’s notification panel for alerts starting today. The official KitKat update for Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 models is rolled out in phases, don’t worry if the files won’t be pushed to your tablet today. The update […]
  • Low-end LG L65 Leaks Online Courtesy of @evleaks

    Liviu Anca
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    It seems that the South Korean phone maker will be pretty busy in the near future, as, besides the launch of the highly-anticipated LG G3, they are also reading at least a handset that will compete on the low-end segment of the smartphone market. Well known-leaker @evleaks who has a straight record when it comes to […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • Boy rescued from Borewell using indigenous borewell Robot in India

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:31 am
     In my previous post, I had listed various amazing Robots. All those Robots were developed by properly trained people, and with lot of funds from big corporations and U.S Military.In this post, I would like to mention about a really amazing Robot developed by an ITI Fitter in India.Few days back, a 3 years old boy "Harshan" fell into an unprotected borewell near Sankarankovil, Tirunelveli District at Tamil nadu state in India. The boy was rescued safely from the borewell using the "borewell robot", an indigenous device developed by 43-year-old M Manikandran and his…
  • Motivational Quotes Album

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:12 am
    Every One like Motivational Quotes, especially Motivational Quotes with Amazing picture background.  So, if you have a Blog or Website you can embed below Motivational Quotes Album hosted on Imgur site.This album will take few seconds to load. Wait till the images appear.  Just copy the below HTML code and paste it in your blog or website to show this Motivational Quotes Album.We will be adding more images to this Motivational Quotes Album. Send your feedback and suggestions for improving the quality of this album to
  • Twitter Acquires Gnip

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:54 am
    Twitter has Acquired Gnip, a leading provider of social data and a long-standing Twitter data partner. “Joining Twitter also provides us access to resources and infrastructure to scale to the next level and offer new products and solutions”, Gnip wrote in a blog post. “We want to make our data even more accessible, and the best way to do that is to work directly with our customers to get a better understanding of their needs. To that end, we have agreed to acquire Gnip, a leading provider of social data and a long-standing Twitter data partner,” Twitter said in a blog…
  • How the Workplace Environment Influences the Productivity of Employees?

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:30 pm
    This Article is Guest Post.Workplace environment is a key factor in improving the productivity. Apart from their monthly remuneration, the employees also give importance to the environment they work on. If they are paid high and the workplace provided is haphazard, it’s sure that productivity level will decrease drastically.Let’s see how the workplace environment influences the productivity of employees.The first main thing in a work environment is the way the employee is treated in an organization. It is always an important factor that the manager should build a strong bond and friendly…
  • George S. Patton Quotes

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    George Smith Patton, Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a United States Army general, best known for his command of the Seventh United States Army, and later the Third United States Army, in the European Theater of World War II.George S. Patton  was known in his time as “America’s Fightingest General”.His philosophy of leading from the front and his ability to inspire his troops attracted favorable attention.Read below the inspiring Quotes of George S. Patton A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.By perseverance, study,…
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  • Ecoore Ocean Z: un top gamma Octa Core Dual Sim italiano

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Conoscete il nuovo Ecoore Ocean Z? In un mercato smartphone ove i grandi produttori vogliono mantenere una leadership con nuovi prodotti presentati e messi sul mercato  con cadenza quasi annuale, fanno bella figura alcune interessanti realtà, che oggi sono in grado di proporre un’hardware con altissime performance e tanta qualità. Il nuovo modello di Ekoore, una delle più interessanti aziende italiane del settore, propone un modello davvero accattivante, con caratteristiche da primo della classe: Processore: il processore Mediateck MT6592 Octacore da 1,7 Ghz è eccellente ed in…
  • Apple, l’iPhone 5C da 8GB è ora disponibile anche in Italia

    Martina Oliva
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:24 am
    Nel corso delle ultime ore Apple ha allargato la disponibilità dell’iPhone 5C da 8GB anche al mercato italiano. D’ora in avanti, quindi, anche gli utenti del Bel paese possono acquistare il coloratissimo smartphone di Apple nella versione dallo storage più ridotto. Il device può essere acquistato al prezzo di 579 euro in tutte le colorazioni previste quali bianco, rosso, giallo, azzurro e verde. La disponibilità attualmente è limitata solo agli Apple Store (sia fisici sia online) ma nel breve periodo dovrebbe poter essere acquistabile anche nei negozi delle catene di…
  • Come eseguire la scansione e riparare un computer infetto dall’esterno di Windows

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    Se un sistema Windows è stato gravemente infettato da malware, avviare un antivirus da dentro Windows spesso non aiuta. Si possono trovare ed eliminare i malware più facilmente eseguendo una scansione dall’esterno di Windows. Il malware può nascondersi su un sistema infetto, evitando ogni tentativo di rilevamento. Altri malware possono addirittura tentare di combattere il software antivirus, impedendogli la scansione o la corretta installazione. Ecco perché è importante prevenire i malware prima che riescano a infettare il sistema.   Avvio in modalità provvisoria   La…
  • Auguri di Buon Compleanno su Facebook!

    Eleonora Teragnoli
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    E’ possibile fare gli auguri di Buon Compleanno su Facebook? Chi più chi meno, tutti utilizziamo Facebook. Interagiamo con i nostri contatti, ci “impicciamo” di quanto accade nelle loro vite, li informiamo di quanto succede nelle nostre e, tra una condivisione e un’altra, restiamo aggiornati sui fatti del Mondo. Varie e numerose, poi, sono le utility che il social network mette a nostra disposizione: tra queste, la possibilità di ricordare gli eventi e comunicare o meno la nostra partecipazione. Come dimenticare, poi, la possibilità di augurare Buon Compleanno su…
  • Il Samsung Galaxy S5 è molto difficile da riparare

    Martina Oliva
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Il Samsung Galaxy S5 è il nuovo smartphone top di gamma lanciato dalla sudcoreana nel corso degli ultimi giorni. Si tratta di un dispositivo dotato di un comparto hardware tanto avanzato quanto performante ma che, a quanto pare, risulta molto difficile da smontare. A render nota la cosa sono stati i ragazzi di iFixit che, per l’appunto, si sono adoperati nell’esecuzione del terdown del Samsung Galaxy S5. Lo smartphone ha ricevuto un voto di riparabilità di 5 su 10, un punteggio questo che risulta di gran lunga inferiore rispetto a quello raggiunto dai modelli precedenti. I…
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    Blogging Techstacks

  • On That "DevOps is Killing the Developer" Post

    Chris Mahns
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:23 pm
    DevOps is Different Things to Different People Sometimes, it seems like the worst term to come out the DevOps movement was "DevOps". After all these years, it still seems to have different meanings to different people. Case in point, an absolutely wonderful post recently from Jeff Knupp: How DevOps is Killing the Developer. If you haven't already done so, give it a read. In the article, Mr. Knupp provides what I personally thought was a pretty good definition of what "DevOps" is (or was?): "DevOps" is meant to denote a close collaboration and cross-pollination between what were previously…
  • iControl Perl - Authentication

    Chris Mahns
    3 Mar 2014 | 6:30 am
    Another thing that each of these iControl Perl scripts is going to need to do is to authenticate with the BigIP ltm. Since you are connecting using https, you are going to be using Basic Authentication. Below are a couple of options for setting authentication up. The first method, which seems to be the most popular, is to insert the userid and password into SOAP::Lite's get_basic_credentials method, which would get set prior to creating your soap request. For example: my $host = "the_bigip_hostname_or_ipaddr" my $port = "443"; my $uid = "some_user_id"; my $pwd = "some_password"; sub…
  • iControl Perl - User Accounts

    Chris Mahns
    24 Feb 2014 | 7:00 am
    Figuring out what kind of user account your iControl script is going to require is about as simple as figuring out what rights a regular user is going to need. If your script is simply echoing back statistics or pools or pool member stats or virtual server configurations, you don't need a user account that is going to have Administrative rights to your BigIP. You can get away with "Auditor" rights for these types of scripts. They also will not require any special terminal rights since they are going to be executed remotely. If your script is going to enable or disable nodes or pool members,…
  • iControl Perl - Getting Started

    Chris Mahns
    21 Feb 2014 | 6:45 pm
    After having the BigIP's in house for a while now and spending a bit of time writing iRules, I felt like it was time to give iControl a try. My intentions were noble: Kill two birds with one stone by learning iControl and Java. Something about it keeps drawing me back to Perl though. It is hard to explain but, for me, Perl is like a sketchpad. I can scribble away at a script until I have something that works. It might not be museum-worthy but it still looks good and conveys what I'm trying to do rather nicely. I like the sigils, too. Back when I was a kid, I was a huge comics fan and I loved…
  • Apache Tomcat 7.0.50 Released

    Chris Mahns
    12 Jan 2014 | 12:08 pm
    The Apache Tomcat team announced the release of Tomcat 7.0.50. The first release of 2014, this version contains bug fixes and improvements over the previous 7.0.47 version, which was released back in October. Please refer to the changelog for complete list. Downloads are available from a mirror near you.
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  • Seller Of The Week: Mei - A Talented Jewelry Artist Who Sells Mouthwatering Jewelry Online

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Remember the "Handmade Scented Jewelry For Food Lovers" we featured on our blog some time back? Weren't those incredible!They were all really some mouthwatering jewelry pieces. I believe one does not even need to be a food lover to fall in love with the jewelry made at Tiny Hands. They are cute enough to grab anybody's attention and make them say 'aww'. Because they are so realistic in their looks, they also act as good appetizers as well.Well, I, being both a food and jewelry lover could not get over them. Seeing the two loves of my life coming together is awesome.
  • Melted Art - Sculptures Which Will Make You Melt

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:49 pm
    You must have seen tea spilling out of the cup, but have you ever seen the cup spilling out itself. To be more appropriate, I would call it melting. What if the ceramic cup you have your tea in melts? You can imagine that pretty easily, and it won't be something of much beauty to look at. But Livia Marin, an artist or actually a sculptor does exactly that. She makes the melting look beautiful and interesting.According to her, "She employs techniques and strategies that are characteristic of Sculpture, Installation and Process Art. She employs everyday objects to enquire into the…
  • How To Get And Convert Visitors

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Before you start an eCommerce store, you need to have a proper strategy in place. Otherwise, you are setting yourself up for failure - and dooming yourself to eCommerce Hell, as Shirley Tan eloquently puts it!Assuming that you have done your homework on market research and whether or not there is enough demand for your product line, the next step is driving potential customers to your store and then actually turning them into customers!I've put together an infographic where I talk about strategies that you can implement to market your store. I'm going to talk about the 5 most…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6: The King Among Kings!

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:08 am
    The next big thing in the world of smartphones is about to happen. When we speak of this we of course refer to the Samsung Galaxy S6, the future phenomenon from the house of the Korean giant, which is expected to make headlines worldwide. The next flagship device from Samsung could create greater competition with other phones, so aspects other than the specifications of the  Sony Xperia Z3 and iPhone 6 will have to be worked on by the respective rival companies, meaning they would have to step up their game to match the hype created around the S6.Read more »
  • iWoody - Stylish Wood Design USB Wall Charger

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Meet iWoody, a stylish water-transfer wood design wall charger that can perfectly fit in a power socket and is look-wise pretty different from the regular ones. iWoody works with any USB iPhone, USB, or a mini USB (found with most Android devices) cables.Brett and Steven are the two brains behind this remarkable product. Both are entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals and old friends who are committed to product design and innovation for the past 16 years.According to Brett, this product was inspired and designed to honor his father, a lifelong inventor, entrepreneur, and production owner…
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  • Evolution of Personalized Digital Healthcare

    Savvy Chick
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:25 am
    When searching for healthcare services, it has never been more easy and convenient than now.  From apps that can help prevent drunk driving to websites that help motivate weight loss, mobile and web-based support services are increasing and not only cost less than an in-person check-up, but are just as effective (if not more) for […]
  • Meet the Luma SmartLamp!

    Savvy Chick
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:58 pm
    From the creators of the wildly successful PhoneSoap comes the Luma SmartLamp! Charge your device, listen to music, make a call and set the mood all with this smart lamp controlled by your phone. It is perfect for your office, nursery, bedroom and home foyer. Yes – this ingenious modern lamp does it all while […]
  • Video Chat with Locals on

    Savvy Chick
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am is the first peer-to-peer video social community that simplifies meeting locals giving people the chance to find real connections and real conversation without leaving home. The company’s slogan, “Real people, real conversation” really emphasizes PictureBunch’s plan to bring speed dating, coffee shop socializing and bar hopping to your couch via a clean and fun […]
  • Swann’s HD Remote Cam for covert recording on the go

    Savvy Chick
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:21 am
    The newest device from Swann Security is a HD video camera disguised as a car remote keychain.  If you are a kind of person who likes carrying out stealth operations then the new HD Remote Cam is the ideal one to choose as it allows you to record high definition videos, photos and audio at […]
  • 5 Awesome Apps to Spice up Your Date Night!

    Savvy Chick
    24 Mar 2014 | 11:10 am
    I wanted to share some amazing mobile apps that, with the click of a button, can help spice up your love life as the flowers start to bloom. From seasonal recipes to rosé wine, new lingerie and biking in Central Park, these apps will add that extra something to make this your sexiest date night […]
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  • Need Beautiful Fonts? Go For Font Town

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Beauty is superior to genius; it needs no explanations. So said Oscar Wilde. Who doesn’t want to create a beautiful website, a beautiful book, or simply a beautiful document? Many things go in creation of good quality professional material and one of the most important of them is font. Don’t think of the font as […]The post Need Beautiful Fonts? Go For Font Town appeared first on Skyje.
  • Responsive Themes Marketplace – Gridgum

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:59 pm
    This is 21st century and just like everything else, website creation has evolved. Today if you are planning to start a website you should use a responsive design for it. A responsive design means that your website will automatically re-adjust itself to the resolutions of the screen and the device from which it is being […]The post Responsive Themes Marketplace – Gridgum appeared first on Skyje.
  • Improve Bounce Rate by Following These 12 Effective Tips

    8 Apr 2014 | 12:13 am
    Problem with bounce rate is that it could be really high even with great content. As you are aware, bounce rate is when people leave your site from the same page they entered it. Imagine you have a really optimized article that draws in really targeted visitors, and imagine that your article is also perfectly […]The post Improve Bounce Rate by Following These 12 Effective Tips appeared first on Skyje.
  • Shaping The Website Design Industry are 73K Professional Designers Using Webydo, See Why

    7 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    Until recently there was a common opinion that What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get website creators will never be a solution for serious web or graphic design professionals. Ugly templates, poor feature sets, faulty code and other annoying restrictions – these were common misconceptions surrounding the industry. Actually, they still have grounds, as the market is flooded with many low-quality, […]The post Shaping The Website Design Industry are 73K Professional Designers Using Webydo, See Why appeared first on Skyje.
  • Top 8 Industries Where 3D Printers Can Make Difference

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:10 am
    3D printers and products are slowly but surely making their way into our lives, albeit without our knowledge. Hundreds of products are being built and serviced by this software based electro-mechanical device and the numbers are growing every day. 3D printing is no longer a pipe dream or a novelty. It has turned into a […]The post Top 8 Industries Where 3D Printers Can Make Difference appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • What’s wrong with SPECsfs2008?

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:43 pm
    I have been analyzing SPECsfs results now for almost 7 years now and I feel that maybe it’s time for me to discuss some of the t problems with SPECsfs2008 today that should be fixed in the next SPECsfs20xx whenever that comes out. CIFS/SMB First and foremost, for CIFS SMB 1 is no longer pertinent to today’s data center. The world of Microsoft has moved on to SMB 2 mostly and are currently migrating to SMB 3.  There were plenty of performance fixes in the last years SMB 3.0 release which would be useful to test with current storage systems. But I would be even be somewhat happy…
  • Latest SPC-2 performance results – chart of the month

    19 Mar 2014 | 1:28 pm
    In the figure above you can see one of the charts from our latest performance dispatch on SPC-1 and SPC-2  benchmark results. The above chart shows SPC-2 throughput results sorted by aggregate MB/sec order, with all three workloads broken out for more information. Just last quarter I was saying it didn’t appear as if any all-flash system could do well on SPC-2, throughput intensive workloads.  Well I was wrong (again) and with an aggregate MBPS™ of ~33.5GB/sec. Kaminario’s all-flash K2 took the SPC-2 MBPS results to a whole different level, almost doubling the nearest…
  • Securing synch & share data-at-rest

    12 Mar 2014 | 4:26 pm
      Snowden at SXSW said last week that it’s up to the vendors to encrypt customer data. I think he was talking mostly about data-in-flight but there’s just a big an exposure for data-at-rest, maybe more so because then, all the data is available, at one sitting. iMessage security A couple of weeks ago there was a TechCrunch article (see Apple Explains Exactly How Secure iMessage Really Is or see the Apple IOS Security document) about Apple’s iMessage security. The documents said that Apple iMessage uses public key encryption where every IOS/OS X device generates a pair…
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    Computer News, Tutorial and Freeware Download

  • Arlequin

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:29 am
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Laurent Excoffier | More programs | Homepage Freeware / $0 15.1 MB / Windows All April 14th, 2014, 09:22 UTC C: Science / CAD The study of genetics and other related fields can be made a lot easier when involving specialized utilities to take care […]
  • GeographicLib 1.35

    14 Mar 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Charles Karney | More programs | Homepage MIT License / $0 3.4 MB / Windows XP / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit March 15th, 2014, 05:08 UTC [view history] C: Programming Other Programming […]
  • Thief – PC – E06 – Erin’s Home – 1440p

    12 Mar 2014 | 8:05 am
    Thief is set in a dark fantasy world inspired by Victorian and steampunk aesthetics. I am going to be playing this on the PC because of better graphics and p…
  • NEW ORLEANS JOURNAL; A Streetcar of Solace (Named St. Charles) Is Back

    11 Mar 2014 | 6:17 pm
    NEW ORLEANS JOURNAL; A Streetcar of Solace (Named St. Charles) Is Back Date: 2007-12-30 , By ADAM NOSSITER Like the rolling tide to seacoast residents, the low rumbling of the streetcar is a nearly internal sound for citizens here, its absence since Hurricane Katrina a painful reminder of civic ill health. The return in recent […]
  • Nvidia GeForce 335.23 WHQL drivers now Available

    11 Mar 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Nvidia has just released the GeForce 335.23 WHQL drivers designed to optimize performance of the Titanfall pc game. The 335.23 drivers reportedly has increased its GPU clock offset limit on GTX 750 series cards (GTX 750 and 750 Ti). Now that the offset limit has been raised, users will be able to hit the physical […]
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • HOW TO : Backup and Reinstall Windows Phone Apps and Games

    Shaan Haider
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    One of the best thing about Android OS is that it let us install an app directly if we are having the APK file of that app or game. I have posted earlier how you can have the backup of your Android apps and transfer them on your computer. Windows Phones are also getting popularity these days as major brands like Nokia is coming out with some high-end Windows Phones. Also, recently Microsoft
  • HOW TO : Transfer Contents from iPhone or Android Smartphones to Samsung Galaxy S5 or Any Galaxy Smartphone

    Shaan Haider
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Everyday lots of new smartphones are coming out and people are switching to them from their old phones. One thing which people do each time they switch to a new phone is to transfer the content of the old phone like contacts, SMS, call logs, images etc on the new phone. The most talked about smartphone in the market is Samsung Galaxy S5. And if you are planning to buy the Samsung Galaxy S5 then,
  • HOW TO : Use Web Browser as Notepad App

    Shaan Haider
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:37 am
    Notepad is one of the most used software and text editor on any computer. You can find many different types of features rich Notepad applications. You can also find some web browser extensions and plug-ins using which you can use your web browser as a Notepad app. But here is a simple trick which you can use to convert your web browser in to a note taking text editor Notepad app. The benefit of
  • Facebook Image Dimensions Guide : Timeline, News Feed, Ads, Posts (Infographic)

    Shaan Haider
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:31 am
    Facebook is one of the most used and biggest social media site right now. Thousands of images are posted on Facebook every single day with other forms of media. Every Facebook profile and Facebook Page are having at least two images in it – profile picture and cover image. Other than that you will find images on the News Feed, Facebook Timeline, sidebar ads, friend profile image thumbnails etc.
  • Xolo Q2500 PocketPad Quad-core Tablet with 6-inch HD Display Launched : Full Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    4 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    There was a time when 5-inch screen smartphones were in craze and were ruling the phablet market. And now, the manufacturers are coming out with lots of 6-inch devices. The latest entry in the list of 6-inch phablets is of Xolo Q2500 PocketPad. Xolo Q2500 PocketPad belongs to the Q Core series of the devices of Xolo brand which means that Xolo Q2500 PocketPad is powered by a quad-core processor
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  • 24 Hours with the Acer Iconia A1 830

    Sarah Lamb
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    We’ve recently got our hands on the latest tablet from Acer.  It’s been released quietly and without the usual fanfare of PR promotion but don’t let that fool you into thinking that this is an insignificant device.  What is this device that we speak of… well it’s an 8″ tablet that looks VERY similar to […]
  • 2 Weeks With the Nokia Lumia 1020

    Sarah Lamb
    27 Nov 2013 | 2:00 am
    I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Nokia 1020 for a couple of weeks to try it out and see what all the hype was about. Quite often with phones there is a lot of hype about a phone and it doesn’t live up to my expectations.  With the Nokia 1020 this […]
  • Headphones to run in

    Claire Beck
    7 Nov 2013 | 5:33 am
    Whilst beginning to run this year I was using an app to help go from the couch to running a 5k, which gave me hints on when to run and when to walk as well as giving me the opportunity to listen to some motivating tunes. What I realised during this was two things –firstly […]
  • 4 Interesting Small Companies with Great Gadgets!

    Sarah Lamb
    5 Nov 2013 | 7:53 am
    Last weekend was a bit of a geeky weekend and we decided that it was time to drop in on The Gadget Show Live (TGSL) Christmas event down at Earls Court.  Having been too the main Gadget Show Live event over in Birmingham I have to say I was surprised at just how small this event […]
  • App Design – Wink Bingo

    Sarah Lamb
    1 Nov 2013 | 7:50 am
    We often get asked on GirlyGeekdom to review apps and we thought it was about time to take a look under the hood and see what makes a successful app. For this challenge we went with the recently released mobile app by Wink Bingo. Why did we choose this app, well it’s not exactly what […]
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • The Google Effect

    Joe Kinsella
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Since launching their first cloud offering in 2006, Amazon has paid surprisingly little attention to its competitors. While Marc Benioff was shouting “cloud computing” from the Salesforce mountain top in 2007, Amazon seemed not to have noticed. When Microsoft started aggressively marketing Azure in 2009, Amazon reacted as though it was in a distant market. When Rackspace sought to disrupt AWS with OpenStack in 2010, there wasn’t even a tremor in Seattle. And for those of us in Las Vegas for re:Invent last fall, the plastering of every city bus with IBM SmartCloud ads barely warranted an…
  • The Death of DevOps

    Joe Kinsella
    5 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    My first experience managing a DevOps team came in 2010 when I took the VPE role at Sonian. While on the surface my new team looked like traditional system administrators, they shared three traits that were new to me in operations: a commitment to agile, a hybrid of software development & operations skills, and a focus on infrastructure as code. I instantly decided to embrace the emerging term DevOps, and supported the team on its way to some great successes (blogged about in a post called The Virtuous Cycle of DevOps). But four years later, I feel the need to say what no one else seems…
  • Cloud Computing’s iPhone Moment

    Joe Kinsella
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Last week we witnessed a critical milestone in the history of cloud computing: the moment at which the public cloud became less expensive than physical infrastructure. This moment came on March 25th in San Francisco when Google announced a massive price drop across its GCE platform. The announcement was matched the following day with an equivalent price reduction from Amazon, which went into effect today. The dual announcements may someday be recognized as a historical milestone: the cloud-equivalent of the release of the first iPhone for smartphones, the iPod for digital music players, or…
  • When Rails Jumped the Shark

    Joe Kinsella
    26 Mar 2014 | 4:46 pm
    When I started writing the MVP for my current startup, I chose Ruby on Rails out of familiarity. I will also confess to harboring a secret Lord of the Rings vision of a single programming language to rule them all: Ruby for web (RoR), distributed systems development (JRuby), automation (Chef), and testing (Rspec/Cucumber). In those early days, my choices seemed to have little downside, and other than raising an occasional eyebrow at @dhh tweets, I was generally happy with Rails. My first doubts started to arise when I set out to hire a couple Rails engineers. To my surprise, while Boston has…
  • Top Programming Languages in Boston

    Joe Kinsella
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    I was curious what the most common programming languages were on the profiles of software developers in the Boston area. The above chart is based on searching for "software developer" within 50 miles of Boston using a keyword for each language. It comes as no surprise that Java is the most common, since the language is nearing the drinking age in Massachusetts, and you'd have to be living in the Sumner Tunnel the past two decades to have not used it in some capacity. I will confess JavaScript came as a bit of a surprise, although GitHub data supports this. PHP is a little surprising to me…
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  • Now get Google Camera app from Play Store

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Android 4.4 stock camera app or Google Camera app is now available on Play store, so users with phones or tablets running on Kitkat version (Android 4.4) can download the stock camera app.   Google Camera app lets you  to take quick photos and videos. Furthermore, it has new creative picture modes such as Panorama and Photo Sphere   […]
  • Get Aiseesoft Total video Converter for Free

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:19 am
    Aiseesoft Total Video Converter is a ultimate video conversion application for windows system, although  it cost around $35, now you can get it for free without paying any thing by following below promotion details. Aiseesoft Total Video Converter can be considered as one of the best video converter in the market, the app supports almost […]
  • Get Wise Care 365 Pro 6 Month License for Free

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Wise Care 365  Pro is a PC tune-up utility that is designed to clean and increase overall performance of your Windows system. A one year license of this PC Cleaning and Speed up Tool will sell for around $29, but now the developer of this software is giving away a 6 month license for free, […]
  • Get Acdsee Video Converter 4.1 for Free

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    Acdsee Video Converter 4.1 is an easy-to-use HD video converting application for your Windows system, this app normally sells for $39  and now available for free as part of the Easter Giveaway from the app’s  developer ‘Acdsee’ or ACD Systems. Acdsee Video Converter is a simple application that lets you quickly convert videos to other popular […]
  • TinyPNG : Further Compress PNG files

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    TinyPNG  is a cool webtool that uses advanced lossy compression techniques to further reduce the file size of PNG files without any visible quality loss.For websites that require images that are small in size, the PNG format is usually the best format. But certain files in the PNG format still can be large, they can […]
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • Review: X-Mini We Wireless Bluetooth Thumbsize Speaker

    Jason Slater
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    When I reviewed the X-Mini II a couple of years ago I was mightily impressed. This small device was incredible so when I heard the X-Mini We had gone thumb size I nearly fell off my chair. Imagine a Bluetooth ... Read MoreThe post Review: X-Mini We Wireless Bluetooth Thumbsize Speaker appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Warning: Watch out for fake Royal Mail Shipment emails

    Jason Slater
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Currently doing the rounds is a fake “Royal Mail Shipment Status” email. The email includes the text “Royal Mail Notice, We were not able to deliver your package to your address. Please print out the shipping lable attached and collect ... Read MoreThe post Warning: Watch out for fake Royal Mail Shipment emails appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • eBay Collections Bring Curated Collections To Online Auctions

    Jason Slater
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:34 pm
    The idea of curated collections of eBay bids may sound odd at the outset but give it a minute or two and the whole thing starts to make sense. Finding just the right thing to bid on, or looking for ... Read MoreThe post eBay Collections Bring Curated Collections To Online Auctions appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Review: EaseUS Disk Partition Manager

    Jason Slater
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:32 am
    Having just got an new hard drive (2.5” 1TB Western Digital and Inateck Docking Station), and being impressed by other EaseUS products, we were keen to take a look at Partition Master for managing the new drive. Currently up to ... Read MoreThe post Review: EaseUS Disk P