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  • Windows Phone 8.1 Update: 7 Key Facts

    Michael Endler
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Microsoft uses its Windows Phone 8.1 update to add Start screen folders and new security features while pushing Cortana to new parts of the world.
  • Securing enterprise apps on a single platform

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    Brian T. Horowitz
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Mobile thin clients connected to the cloud provide security as well as the flexibility to access multiple applications in a virtual environment. Credit: Getty Images Today companies want to offer their employees more flexibility to work remotely while keeping data secure at the same time. One solution to this challenge is to use desktop virtualization on mobile devices and provide a single virtualized environment to access sensitive applications and content. When administrators at a university work remotely and access academic records, they need to use mobile devices but without the hazards…
  • Amazon talks about goal of lowering e-book prices

    Seth Fitzgerald
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The Amazon Books Team has provided specific details about e-commerce giant Amazon’s objectives regarding e-book pricing. The major goal that Amazon has is to reduce e-book prices. Many e-books are selling for $14.99 or higher, which, according to the company, is “unjustifiably high”. E-books, after all, require no printing and no warehousing or transportation costs, among other things. E-books can’t be resold as secondhand items, so they provide even less value to the… Continue reading Amazon talks about goal of lowering e-book prices Related posts: Amazon confirms Hachette book…
  • How to save Facebook Posts, Links and Videos to Read Later | Technology blog on Tips, Ebooks & Webcasts
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:07 am
    Facebook is a fantastic platform; you have so much of interesting information and content shared by your friends flowing on your News-Feed. Sometime you may want to archive it for your future reading or references. In such situations, we always saved the same on the browser bookmarks or used Evernote or Pocket, if you were toggling between different computers or devices. Well, you don’t need to do it anymore. Facebook has just launched a new feature called “Save,” which lets users save links, places, music, movies, TV shows, places and music for later viewing. Only you…
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    30 Jul 2014 | 7:29 pm
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  • Low-cost reading system enables visually impaired to hear graphical content

    Nick Lavars
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:10 am
    From a contact lens that delivers tactile sensations to the cornea, to a 3D-printed ring that reads text aloud in real-time, advances in technology have opened up some groundbreaking ways for the visually-impaired to consume printed content. Researchers from Australia's Curtin University have now unveiled a low-cost reading device that processes graphical information, enabling the blind to digest documents such as bills, PDFs, graphs and bank statements... Continue Reading Low-cost reading system enables visually impaired to hear graphical content Section: Good Thinking Tags: Blind, Curtin…
  • Motorcycle Road Test: 2014 EBR 1190RX

    Loz Blain
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:54 am
    The all-American sportsbike is back, and this time Erik Buell doesn't have a heritage cruiser company looking over his shoulder telling him how to build it. The 1190RX is the first mass-production sportsbike out of the new EBR factory in Wisconsin, a 185-horsepower, torque-stompin', slightly quirky racer with its eyes firmly focused on World Superbike contention. But does that equate to a good road bike? We spent a couple of weeks with the RX to find out. .. Continue Reading Motorcycle Road Test: 2014 EBR 1190RX Section: Motorcycles Tags: Buell, EBR (Erik Buell Racing), Superbike Related…
  • Get 85% off a Train Simple Lifetime Membership

    Darren Quick
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Fifteen years is an awfully long time in computing. But for the vast majority of that period, Adobe has dominated pixel-based creativity. And as a result, if you’re in the digital arts, or wanting to break in, it helps to know Adobe’s software inside out. One way of doing that is to pick up a lifetime membership to Train Simple’s Adobe-authorized training – which currently has 84% off... Continue Reading Get 85% off a Train Simple Lifetime Membership Section: Digital Cameras Related Articles: Get 84% off Train Simple’s Adobe-approved video courses Official Adobe de-blur presentation…
  • Zcan Wireless cuts the cord on scanner mice

    Nick Lavars
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Hong Kong-based company Design to Innovation (DTOI) has developed what it is claiming is the world's first wireless scanner mouse. The Zcan Wireless is designed as a standard optical mouse, but does away with the cord and packs a miniaturized scanner, enabling users to instantly scan images and text. .. Continue Reading Zcan Wireless cuts the cord on scanner mice Section: Computers Tags: Mouse, Rechargeable, Scanners, Wireless Related Articles: LG’s LSM-100 mouse that doubles as a scanner set for release I.R.I.S. ships combined mouse/scanner PocketScan claimed to be world's smallest…
  • First production ICON A5 amphibian plane unveiled

    David Szondy
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Small amphibians are sort of the hot hatchbacks of the aviation world and one aimed at the beginner pilot is always worth a look see. At EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) manufacturer ICON Aircraft debuted its first production A5 amphibious, folding-wing plane for the general public. Built in Tehachapi, California, a second is now under construction for structural testing later this year... Continue Reading First production ICON A5 amphibian plane unveiled Section: Aircraft Tags: Aircraft, Amphibious, Aviation, ICON A5, Oshkosh Related Articles: ICON A5 design…
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  • Why You Should Get Mad About AOL’s New Terms Of Service

    Selena Larson
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    AOL is making some changes to its terms of service, the legal documents that Internet users almost never read yet that bind them with restrictive agreements.On September 15, AOL is implementing new terms of service, which include an arbitration clause which allows AOL to avoid class action lawsuits. AOL is also giving itself the right to call users with automated, prerecorded messages:When you sign up for Services and provide us with your telephone number or mobile phone number, you agree that we may contact you from time-to-time about the Services.YOU GIVE US CONSENT TO USE AUTODIALED AND…
  • Twitter May Soon Be Able To Read Your Photos, Too

    Selena Larson
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    Twitter just bought a machine learning company that uses software to extract data from images, which means it knows what Facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest know: Pictures are important.Madbits, a startup that hasn’t even launched publicly, announced it is joining Twitter on Wednesday. The announcement was first reported by Gigaom.With Madbits technology, Twitter will be able to glean information like metadata and image content from pictures shared on the social network, and in turn figure out what’s visually popular and why. We’re already sharing 140-character blasts of information on…
  • PayPal: Give Us Some Credit

    Owen Thomas
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Lend PayPal your ears: The eBay-owned payments company doesn't want to just process your transactions. It wants to fund them, too.The most visible move it's making is changing the name of BillMeLater, a provider of consumer credit eBay bought in 2008 for a little under $1 billion, to PayPal Credit.That minor branding fix is just the tip of a financial iceberg. PayPal is also rapidly expanding PayPal Working Capital, a financing program for small businesses. It is taking PayPal Credit international. And it plans to make PayPal Credit an option for the growing number of mobile-app transactions…
  • Hey Code School, Don't Bro Me If You Don't Know Me

    Lauren Orsini
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    I’ll admit that I’ve got a habit of calling people of both genders “bro.” But there’s a time and a place for it. I wouldn’t use it, for example, when I’m teaching my WordPress development class.Which is why I was taken aback at the liberal use of slang terms for men over at Code School, the online web technologies academy where I’m currently on the JavaScript track. (Full disclosure, the whole reason I’m on Code School right now is because the company offered me a free trial.)Still, I was excited to reinforce my self-taught foundations in JavaScript, Ruby, and Node…
  • How Companies Can Unlock Billions With The Value of Code

    Paul Roehrig
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Guest author Paul Roehrig is global managing director at Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work.Here’s some tough love for the MBA crowd: The biggest challenge faced by living, breathing business leaders is not something that can be solved with the scary math of a capital-asset pricing model. The problem keeping most leaders awake at night is nearly always some form of, “How do I identify what information really matters to my business? How do I separate signal from noise?”If you’re skeptical, just wander into a bookstore. Not a digital one that ends with dot-com. Find a…
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  • Why the Security of USB Is Fundamentally Broken

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:08 am
    Computer users pass around USB sticks like silicon business cards. Although we know they often carry malware infections, we depend on antivirus scans and the occasional reformatting to keep our thumbdrives from becoming the carrier for the next digital epidemic. But the security problems with USB devices run deeper than you think: Their risk isn’t […]
  • Facebook-Backed Nonprofit Brings Free Internet to Zambia

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:08 am
    In an effort to help those left behind join the digital age, Facebook-backed nonprofit organization---is releasing an app providing free access to a handful of core services to people in Zambia.
  • What Snowpiercer’s Video-on-Demand Success Means for Indie Films

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:57 pm
    In an unprecedented turn of events, the indie sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer's video-on-demand releasing bringing in almost as much money as its theatrical run. Should other films follow suit?
  • Buying Madbits, Twitter Wants Image-Search Super Powers

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    To understand why Twitter just bought an artificial intelligence company called Madbits, it helps to watch a video where a modern day computer learns to play a 35-year-old video game. Captured at a conference in Paris this spring, the video (see above) shows a machine coming to grips with a game called Breakout, something so […]
  • Dark Data, Amber, and Attenborough

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    A new pygmy grasshopper found in amber is named for Sir David Attenborough. Featuring a video explainer narrated by Sir David himself!
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  • I’m Going to Want a Car With Built-In LTE…Eventually

    Harry McCracken
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:07 am
    Buick owners enjoying their car’s built-in LTE in a photo provided by GM Last week, General Motors invited me to a press event at which it showed off some new Buicks. Normally, such events involve driving new cars. But when we hit the road during this one, I willingly sat in the back seat and fooled around with my phone and tablet–because the primary purpose of the event was to demonstrate the 4G LTE broadband and Wi-Fi hotspot features built into the cars. Across its brands, GM is being particularly aggressive about rolling out in-vehicle LTE connectivity. Most Buick models,…
  • A Celebration of James Garner’s Polaroid Commercials

    Harry McCracken
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    They weren’t the best thing he ever did, or the one which we’ll cherish the most. But with the sad news of the passing of James Garner, it’s worth pausing to remember the commercials he did in the late 1970s and early 1980s for Polaroid. And–this being Technologizer–it’s how we’ll memorialize him here. When it came to celebrity spokespeople, Polaroid wasn’t stingy: Laurence Olivier did the first ad for the SX-70 camera, and Danny Kaye touted the ill-fated Polavision instant movie system. Hiring James Garner was a similarly classy move, but the…
  • How to Animate Your Dragon

    Harry McCracken
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:16 pm
    A DreamWorks Animation artist works on How to Train Your Dragon 2 using Premo Mr. Peabody and Sherman, the computer-animated movie which DreamWorks Animation released in March is–of course–the tale of a dog and a boy who go traveling back in time. So in a way, it’s appropriate that the proprietary software which the studio used to animate it, Emo, had a lot of history behind it. Emo’s origins go back to the 1980s, an era in which computer graphics were very different than they are today, and DreamWorks didn’t even exist. It was created by Pacific Data Images, the…
  • TechReads for July 17

    Harry McCracken
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    Microsoft to reorg, cut up to 18,000 jobs. (Satya Nadella/Microsoft)
  • The New Features in Jawbone’s Up App Are All About Eating

    Harry McCracken
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Thanks to wearable fitness gadgets such as Jawbone’s Up and Up24 wristbands, it’s now very easy to get some sense of how many calories you’re burning as you go about your everyday activities. But figuring out how many calories you’re consuming–and other aspects of your eating habits–is still work. Jawbone’s smartphone apps, and the ones which work with other gizmos such as FitBit, include tools which let you log your meals. I frequently get excited about using them. And then, once I start keeping a food diary and remember how much fumbling around it…
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  • Lonely People Are Screwed

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:36 am
    We desperately need other people, but studies show our brains can make us unpleasant company.
  • Why Birds Make Weird Circles On Weather Radars

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:36 am
    After a swarm of mayflies large enough to appear on weather radar rose up from the Mississippi River, causing car crashes and grossing out citizens of western Wisconsin, another ring of non-weather-related blip surfaced on radar this morning. Just south of Cedar Lake, Indiana around five in the morning, a doughnut-shape exploded across radar like a firework.
  • iPhone Smudges Turned Into Abstract Art

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:36 am
    The smudges on your phone’s screen look remarkably different when they’re blown up and hung on a gallery wall.
  • The Fake Congressman Who Rallied Congress Into Action

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:36 pm
    In 1999, Rep. Tony Schnell sponsored a bill that made everyone in America angry. The outcry grew so intense that Congress quickly passed a law that made sure Schnell's proposal would never become a reality. It's a beautiful parable of Congress listening to the people who elected them. Until you learn that Tony Schnell didn't exist.
  • Singapore's Solution To Rush Hour: Free Off-Peak Subway Rides

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:36 pm
    It's so crazy it just might work.
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  • Prank caller “Louis Slungpue” fools LA news about the UCLA flood [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:45 pm
    This prank caller is a straight up champion. He manages to correct the pronunciation of his last name (“That’s ‘slung-poo’”), blame the UCLA flood on a cherry bomb prank, and keep the news anchors on pins and needles for nearly two minutes before being found out. Full story at Uproxx. More about LA. Photo credit: Canva
  • 25 ways to be happy…starting now!

    Josh Urich
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Happiness takes work. It’s a specific type of work, too. Lots of little efforts spread out over the course of the day, the week, the month, the year. Use these twenty-five tips to boost your happiness, and start with exercise. Do a bit of exercise every day and, over time, you’ll feel happier. Starting a hobby is a good way to be happy, too. It gives your brain time to recharge and engage in something it likes. For a quick and dirty way to be happy, try imagining the color yellow. Studies tell us that people tend to associate the color yellow with optimism and thinking of it makes…
  • A peek at the fascinatingly complex world of plastic packaging

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:47 pm
    More than a few environmentally-aware shackles likely raised at the title of this post, probably because modern society is drowning in a sea of its own plastic packaging. We’re not here to argue about whether or not it’s a problem because millions of sea creatures chowing down on bags and wrappers are enough to convince us it is, but that doesn’t mean the science behind these packages is pretty darned interesting. NPR spoke to professor of food science, Aaron Brody, of the University of Georgia to find out more about that chip bag you just cracked open. Potato Chip Bags…
  • The cheesiest made-for-TV movies of all time [video]

    Josh Urich
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Remember Liz & Dick? Of course you don’t, it was a terrible, awful, no good made-for-TV movie with Lindsay Lohan portraying Elizabeth Taylor. Let that sink in for a minute. Then, watch this clip: Every bit as bad as you imagined? Now multiply that by about fifty times and you get the full movie. See the full list for more cheesy movies, like the movie about cyber-bullying, the Flowers in the Attic remake (why!), and a modern version of Romeo and Juliet in which the warring families own rival pizza shops. Full story at Flavorwire. More about movies. Photo credit: Canva
  • The best e-mail subject line for salespeople [infographic]

    Kate Rinsema
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Making sales by e-mail can be tough now that so many customers are accustomed to pitching most of what comes into their Inbox, so how do you break through the barrier of experience? You might be surprised by the results of a survey done by ContactMonkey, the results of which they’ve published in this intriguing infographic. Even if you’re not a salesperson, it gives some interesting insight into our own behavior. Via ContactMonkey. Make the sale with infographics.
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  • Securing enterprise apps on a single platform

    Brian T. Horowitz
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Mobile thin clients connected to the cloud provide security as well as the flexibility to access multiple applications in a virtual environment. Credit: Getty Images Today companies want to offer their employees more flexibility to work remotely while keeping data secure at the same time. One solution to this challenge is to use desktop virtualization on mobile devices and provide a single virtualized environment to access sensitive applications and content. When administrators at a university work remotely and access academic records, they need to use mobile devices but without the hazards…
  • Smart shoes lead the way for the blind

    Curated by Tech Page One
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Indian wearable tech startup Ducere Tech has created smart shoes called Lechal that can give blind wearers directions without needing to look at a smartphone. The post Smart shoes lead the way for the blind appeared first on Tech Page One.
  • Are employees’ apps putting your company at risk?

    Erin Richey
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    How many third-party applications are your employees using to do business? How much of your company’s sensitive data has been uploaded to cloud services? You might be surprised at how many applications are getting access to your network and what company data is in the cloud, due to the increasingly prevalent issue of “shadow IT.” According to recent research, employees are using more and more third-party applications without getting prior approval from their employers’ IT departments, and they are uploading more of their companies’ sensitive data to cloud…
  • Mountain lion loves L.A.!

    Kylie Jane Wakefield
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    For more than two years, a mountain lion has made his home in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park, roaming the brush-covered canyons and hills beneath the Hollywood sign, and living off land surrounded by multilane freeways, densely populated neighborhoods and bright city lights — all with a GPS device and National Park Service scientists tracking his every move. Los Angeles park service scientists captured this mountain lion, fitted him with a GPS radio collar, and dubbed him P-22 — because he was the 22nd puma they had captured and collared in the region. He’s been surviving in…
  • Cloud computing in enterprise environments

    Ian Clatworthy
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
      Dell works with a number of specialist industries, and it’s often a niche industry that drives innovation or at least indicates where we should concentrate our efforts in product development. Regardless of industry, the need to embrace cloud computing has been an overriding truth among businesses of all sizes. It’s unrealistic to think that all businesses will have the same needs. Maybe, some years from now, providing cloud services to businesses will be much simpler because adaptation will reach market saturation levels, but right now, businesses are only placing what they need to…
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  • Vint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    jfruh writes "The Association for Computing Machinery is a storied professional group for computer programmers, but its membership hasn't grown in recent years to keep pace with the industry. Vint Cerf, who recently concluded his term as ACM president, asked developers what was keeping them from signing up. Their answers: paywalled content, lack of information relevant to non-academics, and code that wasn't freely available."Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Chinese Government Probes Microsoft For Breaches of Monopoly Law

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:10 pm
    DroidJason1 writes The Chinese government is investigating Microsoft for possible breaches of anti-monopoly laws, following a series of surprise visits to Redmond's offices in cities across China on Monday. These surprise visits were part of China's ongoing investigation [warning: WSJ paywall], and were based on security complaints about Microsoft's Windows operating system and Office productivity suite. Results from an earlier inspection apparently were not enough to clear Microsoft of suspicion of anti-competitive behavior. Microsoft's alleged anti-monopoly behavior is a criminal matter, so…
  • Google, Linaro Develop Custom Android Edition For Project Ara

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    rtoz writes with this excerpt from an IDG story about the creation of an Android fork made just for Google's modular cell-phone project : A special edition of Android had to be created for the unique customizable design of Project Ara, said George Grey, CEO of Linaro. ... Android can already plug and play SD cards. But Grey said additional OS functionality is needed for storage, cameras and other modules that are typically inside smartphones, but can now be externally added to Project Ara. A lot of work is also being done on UniPro transport drivers, which connect modules and components in…
  • SpaceShipTwo Flies Again

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:42 pm
    schwit1 writes "The competition heats up: For the first time in six months SpaceShipTwo completed a test flight [Tuesday]." The article linked is from NBC, which also has a deal with Virgin Galactic to televise the first commercial flight. It is thus in their interest to promote the spacecraft and company. The following two sentences from the article however clearly confirm every rumor we have heard about the ship in the past year, that they needed to replace or completely refit the engine and that the resulting thrust might not be enough to get the ship to 100 kilometers or 62 miles: "In…
  • Student Uses Oculus Rift and Kinect To Create Body Swap Illusion

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    kkleiner writes Using an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, Microsoft Kinect, a camera, and a handful of electrical stimulators, a London student's virtual reality system is showing users what it's like to swap bodies. Looking down, they see someone else's arms and legs; looking out, it's someone else's point of view; and when they move their limbs, the body they see does the same (those electrical stimulators mildly shock muscles to force a friend to mirror the user's movements). It's an imperfect system, but a fascinating example of the power of virtual reality. What else might we use VR…
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • The cost of international growth

    Jan Dawson
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:53 pm
    With Amazon in the news this past week, the idea of growth at the expense of margins came to the fore again. Amazon’s financials over the last several years look like this: Amazon is very clearly prioritizing growth at the cost of margins, and this is reflected in its massive investment in infrastructure to support its three major businesses: fulfillment infrastructure to support e-commerce, content delivery infrastructure to support its video and other digital content businesses, and server farms and data centers to support its AWS business. What’s interesting about Amazon is…
  • Could Apple ever do a “2 in 1″?

    Tim Bajarin
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:29 am
    If you have heard Tim Cook talk about “2 in 1’s”, you already know the answer to this question. He likened the marrying of a tablet and a laptop to “converging a toaster and a fridge. You could do it but it would not be pleasing to the user”. One of the big issues around 2 in 1’s… This content is for Insider Monthly and Insider Yearly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • The Quest to keep Tech Customers Loyal

    Tim Bajarin
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    As early as 1999, I started looking closely at the concept of customer loyalty and, more specifically, what would it take to keep me loyal to a particular OS or service. As a heavy technology user going back to the early 1980’s, my own computing journey took me through various PC operating systems, applications and dozens of hardware devices and platforms that delivered a lot of functionality but, in most cases, were proprietary to each platform with data localized and hard to keep straight. I had some files on one system, other files on another system, etc. My biggest problem in…
  • Smartphones: Life’s Remote Control

    Bob O'Donnell
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    The growing use of smartphones in more and more activities has led me to realize that, in essence, they’ve become the primary tool through which we run our lives: a personal remote control. Like a remote control, they’re (generally) convenient to use, always nearby, and offer instant gratification—or at least, instant access to choice. Smartphones are, of course, pocketable computers, but they’re capability is extending into so much more. They’re pocket maps, communications consoles, portable entertainment centers, infinite reference guides, wireless televisions, miniature game…
  • Thoughts On iPhone Inc

    Brian S Hall
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:11 am
    The iPhone is bigger than McDonald’s. That seems a useful demarcation for how we should view the iPhone in particular and Apple in general. The iPhone is that once-in-a-generation product that alters daily reality for at least a century. The Model T production line, overnight shipping, indoor plumbing and the credit card are other such examples. I fully expect the iPhone will enable Apple to become the world’s first trillion dollar company. There is a cost however, at least for we users. Almost certainly, iPhone will diminish Apple’s ability to create new game changing…
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  • Windows Phone 8.1 Update: 7 Key Facts

    Michael Endler
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Microsoft uses its Windows Phone 8.1 update to add Start screen folders and new security features while pushing Cortana to new parts of the world.
  • Smarter Cars: 9 Tech Trends

    David Wagner
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    Can your car wake you up if you get sleepy behind the wheel? Or recommend a good Mexican restaurant? These nine technologies will soon change the way we think about cars.
  • Smartphone Shipments Grow, Samsung Loses Marketshare

    Eric Zeman
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:16 am
    Chinese device makers are making a serious push into emerging markets, eroding the position of Apple and Samsung.
  • Google Hangouts Dresses Up For Business

    Thomas Claburn
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Google is making Hangouts part of Google Apps for Business to enhance the appeal of its cloud communications platform.
  • Passport Database Outage: 'We Regret The Inconvenience'

    David F Carr
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    US State Department database used to process passports and visas still hasn't recovered from a crash last week -- leaving tens of thousands of people stranded overseas.
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  • Lenovo Y50 Touch Review

    Travis Pope
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Lenovo Y50 Touch Review is a post by Travis Pope from The Lenovo Y50 Touch  is a strange beast. All at once, the laptop is meant to straddle the dividing line between two worlds and... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • HP EliteBook 1040 Folio G1 Review

    Xavier Lanier
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:08 pm
    HP EliteBook 1040 Folio G1 Review is a post by Xavier Lanier from The HP EliteBook 1040 Folio G1 is a solid machine that should satisfy anyone looking for a highly mobile computer .... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Dell Chromebook 11 Review: Is It $100 Better than Acer C720?

    Kevin Purcell
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    Dell Chromebook 11 Review: Is It $100 Better than Acer C720? is a post by Kevin Purcell from Dell joined the Chromebook party with their education-focused Dell Chromebook 11, a pretty... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review

    Kevin Purcell
    12 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review is a post by Kevin Purcell from Few laptops combine beautiful hardware, an easy to use operating system, and feature-rich bundled... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Apple Unveils OSX 10.10 Yosemite with iOS Style

    Kevin Purcell
    3 Jun 2014 | 7:32 am
    Apple Unveils OSX 10.10 Yosemite with iOS Style is a post by Kevin Purcell from This week Apple hosted their annual WWDC conference for developers where CEO Tim Cook took the stage to... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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    Tech Talk


    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The National Network to End Domestic Violence held a technology summit in California's Silicon Valley to deal with tech-related issues, including cellphone location tracking. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A restaurant chain uses high-tech to make and deliver grilled cheese sandwiches and even program restaurant music to suit the customer's taste. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Even business hotels aren't immune to pressure from internet disruptions now that AirBnB is helping homeowners rent out apartments, houses and spare rooms to business travelers. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our homes are getting smarter as big companies like Google, Apple and Samsung invest in home automation technology. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Samsung has priced its 105-inch curved TV at a whopping 120-thousand dollars but it does have an ultra-high definition and an ultra-wide screen. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
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  • Internet.Org’s App With Free Access To Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, Local Info Launches In Zambia

    Josh Constine
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
     85% of the 5 billion people without Internet simply can’t afford data plans. So Facebook’s accessibility initiative today launches its Android and web app for the developing world with free data access to a limited set of services including Facebook, Messenger, Wikipedia, and Google Search. It also provides local health, employment, weather, and women’s rights… Read More
  • Entrepreneurs Tackle Earthquake Safety, Urban Planning Tech In SF’s EIR Program

    Kim-Mai Cutler
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:14 pm
    While heavily-funded companies like Airbnb, Lyft and Uber capture the spotlight as companies that controversially shape city life around transportation and space, cities and their governments have a whole bunch of behind-the-scenes needs too. That’s the premise behind San Francisco’s entrepreneur-in-residence program, which pairs tech founders with city government workers in… Read More
  • FCC Questions Verizon’s Limits On Unlimited Data

    Cat Zakrzewski
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
     Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday grilled Verizon on its plans to slow down the top 5 percent of 4G LTE unlimited data users. For the past two and half years, Verizon has engaged in a process commonly known as throttling that slows down the data of the top 5 percent of the heaviest 3G data users. Read More
  • The One-Horse Race: 85% Of The 300M Smartphones Shipped In Q2 Were Android

    Ingrid Lunden
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:37 pm
     Another milestone for Google’s Android in its unstoppable march to mobile dominance: the operating system accounted for 85% of all smartphones shipped in Q2 — its highest ever proportion, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. Google’s win comes at a loss for everyone else, and interestingly for the smartphone market overall. Apple, Windows Phone and BlackBerry… Read More
  • Chartboost, Chukong Link Up To Bring Mobile Game Cross-Promotion To Chinese Developers

    Kim-Mai Cutler
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:37 pm
     Now the world’s biggest smartphone market, China represents a wealth of still-growing opportunities for mobile game developers. While app developers in the West are fretting that the so-called “Gold Rush” is over, China’s market is still growing rapidly with north of 800 million active smart devices. But the mainland Chinese market is pretty impenetrable to… Read More
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    Mobile and Social Media

  • An Interview with the Legendary Damian Burns, Google’s Director of Global Strategic Partnerships

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:15 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) As you might have noticed, I like to interview people. Really important people. I literally made myself a list of individuals that I would one day, somehow, hope to have the privilege to interview. Some of them were a little out there. You know, people like the actress Alyssa Milano (remember Who’s the Boss? Good times.), Om Malik, the father of tech journalism, and even Steve Wozniak who founded this small company called Apple with his buddy Steve Jobs in their garage. I set myself some pretty high goals and so far, so good. Alyssa Milano One of the people…
  • iPhone 6: Say Goodbye to Cracked Screens, Scratched Displays, or Color Distortion of Any Kind

    8 Jul 2014 | 11:21 pm
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) Listen up, folks. I am not a big fan of product leaks or Apple rumors. I mean, we all know that prior to every big Apple launch of any kind, the rumor mill goes into high gear. How often are those rumors accurate? Not very often… But then there are some sources that you just know are reliable. Marques Brownlee is one such source. And this video of the iPhone 6 display is obviously legit so can we just put that behind us and discuss the topic at hand? Great. According to many sources, the iPhone will introduce the first display on a mobile phone made out of…
  • The One Android Flaw that Kept me on iPhone but Is Now Fixed in Android L

    3 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) Listen, I have no intention of starting an iOS vs Android debate here so if that is why you opened this article, allow me to introduce you to the little X in the corner… I use an iPhone 5S as my daily phone and until recently, there was no way I was going to replace that with an Android device. Yes, I am fully aware that some of the newer Android flagship devices are more impressive than the iPhone, in both personality and looks, but for me, despite many MANY attempts, I stuck with iPhone. I have played with the Nexus 5. I have even played with the HTC M8.
  • How Favoriting a Tweet Has Replaced Retweeting as the Most Powerful Marketing Tool on Twitter

    25 Jun 2014 | 3:26 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) Ok, I agree. Even I rolled my eyes after reading my own title. Sounds like another silly Twitter post trying to tell me that something as simple and trivial as a Twitter favorite is really a secret marketing tool. Sounds crazy, I know. I hope you change your mind after hearing me out. Allow me to begin my opening statements with a question. What, in your opinion, is the difference between sales and marketing? After all, both sales and marketing have the same ultimate goal, to encourage you to buy/use/adopt a product/concept/service, right? I mean if marketing does…
  • 5 Marketing Gems I have Learned from Meeting Israeli Startups Every Day for Years

    17 Jun 2014 | 11:03 pm
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) Before we jump in, let me answer the obvious question. “Why have you been meeting Israeli startups every day for years?” Good question. Thought you’d never ask. As my role of CMO at Zula, I am fortunate to work for a company that gets it. The company understands what too many companies still do not, that push marketing, self promotion, and spammy aggressive tactics simply do not work. The way to market a brand today is to provide value, whether that value is in the form of content, thought leadership, or just some help opening the right doors. I know, I…
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  • European Commission Consultation On Copyright Reveals Chasm Between Views Of Public And Publishers

    Glyn Moody
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:35 am
    In January of this year, we urged Techdirt readers to express their views on copyright by participating in the European Commission's consultation on the subject. It seems that many of you did, judging by the final numbers, which have just been published by the Commission (pdf): The public consultation generated broad interest with more than 9,500 replies to the consultation document and a total of more than 11,000 messages, including questions and comments, sent to the Commission's dedicated email address. A number of initiatives were also launched by organized stakeholders that nurtured the…
  • Using Spreadsheets In Bioinformatics Can Corrupt Data, Changing Gene Names Into Dates

    Glyn Moody
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:37 pm
    A few years back, people were rather disturbed to find out about the famous Excel bug, whereby the multiplication of two numbers in Microsoft's spreadsheet gave the wrong number. It turns out there are other circumstances in which Excel (and, to be fair, presumably other spreadsheets) can give incorrect results, but they are unlikely to be encountered in typical everyday tasks. However, in the specialized world of bioinformatics, which uses computers to analyze data about genes and related areas, careless use of spreadsheets can throw up a significant numbers of errors, as this paper in BMC…
  • DailyDirt: With Super Healing Powers

    Michael Ho
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Time can heal some wounds, and technology can sometimes speed things up a bit. But regenerative medicine could really help to improve our health if we can re-grow body parts on demand. Here are just a few links on getting our bodies to heal themselves. Scientists have found lingering olfactory receptors in unexpected places -- such as the skin -- where these receptors may play a role in healing processes. Sandalwood oil which is often used in aromatherapy can bind to skin receptors and trigger skin cells to divide (and possibly help repair damage as part of a healing mechanism). [url] Several…
  • Yes, The Guys Using Legal Loopholes To Screw Over An AirBnB Host Likely Also Scammed Kickstarter Backers

    Mike Masnick
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Recently, Russ Roberts had YCombinator's Sam Altman on his absolutely wonderful podcast Econtalk, and the discussion is fantastic and worth listening to (which is true of most Econtalk episodes). Among many interesting and thought-provoking points that Altman made about innovations and new startups like AirBnB and Uber was that with those kinds of new solutions there were always the growing pains -- the stories of crazy drivers or the AirBnB guests throwing crazy house parties. Those stories generate a lot of attention, and they tend to highlight issues where service can be improved, but they…
  • 24 Hours Left To Support Our Crowdfunding Campaign On Net Neutrality: Now With Stretch Goals

    Mike Masnick
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Home stretch: Less than 24 hours left to support our net neutrality coverage » In the last 24 hours or so, you guys came through in an amazing way to shoot us past our target goal in our crowdfunding campaign to support our net neutrality reporting. Following yesterday's amazing post from former Congressional staffer Jen Hoelzer about how much reporting like Techdirt's can make a difference in DC, there was a flood of support, which was great. There's still another 24 hours or so to go in the initial campaign and we've decided to add some stretch goals, because all the crowdfunding kids…
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    The Register

  • Coming to a console near you: Destiny beta and The Last of Us Remastered

    Mike Plant
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:32 am
    A sneak peek and some instant gratification Game Theory  During my time with the Destiny beta I’ve veered from game-to-game in a bid to nail down exactly what it is that Destiny reminds me of most.…
  • Fiendishly complex password app extension ships for iOS 8

    Richard Chirgwin
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:02 am
    Just slip it in, won't hurt a bit, 1Password makers urge devs AgileBits wants more apps to use 1Password's strong passwords, and has released an extension on github to that end.…
  • Has Europe cut the UK adrift on data protection?

    Amberhawk Training
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:32 am
    EU reckons we've one foot out the door anyway, says Hawktalk Comment  In 1805, William Pitt the Younger, on hearing of Napoleon's victory at the Battle of Austerlitz, is reported to have said: "Roll up that map (of Europe) – it will not be wanted these 10 years". Well I have attended two meetings which suggest that the European Union has already rolled up its Data Protection Map of Europe so it excludes the UK.…
  • Cold storage, Facebook style? Flash FPGA controller to knock your SoCs off, vows upstart

    Chris Mellor
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:57 am
    NxGn hopes cold storage flash catches on Startup NxGnData Stepping onto the flash controller stage from its stealth phase comes with an FPGA-based SoC promising hyperscale cold data storage using cheap, short-life TLC flash and in-situ processing.…
  • Boffins spot weirder quantum capers as neutrons take the high road, spin takes the low

    Richard Chirgwin
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:32 am
    Cheshire cat effect see neutrons and their properties walk different paths Imagine this: when Australian cricketer Shane Warne bowled “the ball of the century”, a delivery that drifted one way, then hit the pitch and spun the other, the reason batter Mike Gatting was bamboozled was because the spin took a different path from the ball. That's the phenomena boffins claim they've observed in experiments involving neutrons and an interferometer.…
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    The Joy of Tech

  • JoT #2028: The iWatch motivation factor

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Don't you think it's iTime you got fit? If you enjoyed the comic, please retweet, Like, or share the URL on the way to your workout.
  • JoT #2027: Do the Dynamic Perspective!

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Jeff Bezos shows you how to do the latest dance craze! If you enjoyed the comic, please retweet, Like, or share the URL, before your wrists get tired!
  • JoT #2026: The Facebook Forty!

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:08 am
    How do you waste, er, spend your time on Facebook? If you enjoyed the comic, please retweet, Like, or share the URL, before your forty minutes is up!
  • JoT #2025: Be careful what you tweet for!

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Sometimes it's better to keep things to yourself? If you enjoyed the comic, please retweet, Like, or share the URL, hopefully before the universe freezes over.
  • JoT #2024: The Internet, then and now...

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:37 am
    Anyone here remember MacPPP and MacTCP? If you enjoyed the comic, please retweet, Like, or share the URL on the fabulous World Wide Web!
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    Digital Trends

  • Amazon offering Prime members $1 video credit if they opt for slower deliveries

    Trevor Mogg
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:50 am
    Sure, it's not exactly deal of the year, but Amazon's offer of a $1 Instant Video credit for Prime members happy to wait a little longer for their ordered items could help take the pressure off the company's costly logistics and delivery operations. The post Amazon offering Prime members $1 video credit if they opt for slower deliveries appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Apple to lay off around 200 workers from Beats following acquisition

    Trevor Mogg
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:15 am
    Apple is reportedly gearing up to cut 200 jobs at Beats, the audio hardware and music streaming company bought by the tech giant in May for $3 billion. The losses represent around 30 percent of the Beats workforce. The post Apple to lay off around 200 workers from Beats following acquisition appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Japan’s new HTC J Butterfly manages to be better and worse than the HTC One M8

    Andy Boxall
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:14 am
    HTC has teamed up with Japanese network KDDI to launch the J Butterfly, a new take on its popular One M8 device. There are a few differences between the two, some of which make it better than its cousin, while others make it worse. The post Japan’s new HTC J Butterfly manages to be better and worse than the HTC One M8 appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • The latest trailer for The Maze Runner keeps things puzzling

    Rick Marshall
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Wes Ball's movie about a group of teenagers stuck in a labyrinth gets a new trailer that adds to the mystery ahead of the film's September premiere. The post The latest trailer for The Maze Runner keeps things puzzling appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Ubisoft teases Watch Dogs DLC set in Camden, NJ

    Will Fulton
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Ubisoft has tweeted a teaser of Camden, NJ as a new setting in DLC for their open world hacking game Watch Dogs. The post Ubisoft teases Watch Dogs DLC set in Camden, NJ appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • The Flag-Filled Workspace

    Melanie Pinola
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Flickr user Terry Landers (a.k.a. Lordgort141) sure likes flags...and monitors. His workspace is set up so there are screens and flags everywhere.Read more...
  • Pick the Second Cheapest Wine at a Restaurant for the Best Value

    Patrick Allan
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Wine has so many varieties and varying degrees of value that it can be intimidating to order when you're out to dinner. Gerald Morgan Jr, Sommelier at Simplified Wine, has some tips on choosing and ordering wine that can help alleviate the confusion and intimidation.Read more...
  • Credit Karma Offers Free Weekly Credit Reports and Monitoring

    Alan Henry
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Credit Karma is one of our favorite free services for monitoring your own credit and keeping your identity safe . Now they're upping the ante and offering free credit reports every single week, so you're aware instantly if someone's stealing your identity. Read more...
  • Enjoy Some Fine Art with These Wallpapers from the Met

    Whitson Gordon
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    This week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art put 400,000 high-resolution images from their collection up for download. So, to give you a taste, we decided to show off a few of our favorite wallpaper-friendly ones for your desktop.Read more...
  • Remove Egg Shells From a Mixing Bowl by Wetting Your Fingers First

    Patrick Allan
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    You're preparing a cake or getting ready to scramble some eggs and it happens: you spot a teeny, tiny piece of shell floating around in the eggs. Before you reach in and start picking at it, be sure to wet your fingers first.Read more...
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  • Facebook’s unveils free, limited web access — such opportunity, but at what cost?

    David Meyer
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:34 am
    For better or for worse, welcome to the world without net neutrality. More people will get online, but unless they have the money to pay their way into the free web, they'll effectively be in a walled garden. Facebook’s unveils free, limited web access — such opportunity, but at what cost? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Shazam makes the jump to the desktop with new OS X app

    Janko Roettgers
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Shazam wants to use your Mac to help you identify every song you hear, be it in a coffee shop or watching YouTube videos at home. Shazam makes the jump to the desktop with new OS X app originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Hortonworks CEO Rob Bearden on the latest Hadoop hubbub

    Barb Darrow
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Team Hortonworks now includes HP while rival Cloudera can boast of funding from Intel and In-Q-tel. Hortonworks CEO Rob Bearden on the latest Hadoop hubbub originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • 1Password’s planned third-party app login feature makes it the first convenient iPhone password manager

    Kif Leswing
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Thanks to new app interoperability features in iOS 8, 1Password will soon be able to log you in with a few taps. Previously, on iOS, users had to copy and paste passwords out of password manager apps. 1Password’s planned third-party app login feature makes it the first convenient iPhone password manager originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • One tiny new app takes on social networking’s impossible noise overload problem

    Carmel DeAmicis
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:19 pm
    New app Beehive goes where many tech companies have gone -- and failed -- before. It tries to clean up the "noisy" social media space by offering a single app feed that tracks six of your favorite Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook "friends." One tiny new app takes on social networking’s impossible noise overload problem originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Google-backed 23andMe gets public money for DNA research

    Mariella Moon
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:25 am
    Genetic testing firm 23andMe might not be in good terms with the FDA, but it impressed the National Institutes of Health enough for the agency to give it a $1.4 million grant. The money will be used for a two-year project that'll improve the firm's...
  • Samsung sees its lowest profit in two years as smartphone sales languish

    Matt Brian
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:34 am
    When Samsung took the time to update investors ahead of its upcoming quarterly earnings report, it warned 'weak demand' for phones and an increased marketing spend could hit the company hard. That report hit today, and it's as bleak as the company...
  • Sony makes money on movies and games, but not on smartphones

    Daniel Cooper
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:50 am
    It wasn't long ago that Sony, almost inexplicably for a company of its size and heritage, was losing money everywhere it went. After a few years of pain, however, things have begun to look up, with the company posting a first quarter net profit of...
  • Shazam takes its music discovery powers to the Mac

    Edgar Alvarez
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Shazam has already covered ground on mobile platforms such as iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8, but now it is prepared to bring its media identification software to more devices. And it all starts with Apple's line of personal computers. The newly...
  • HTC's latest J Butterfly is a supercharged One M8 in a waterproof body

    Steve Dent
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Japanese carrier KDDI has just announced a new HTC J Butterfly, a handset which resembles the HTC One in specs, but with features aimed at KDDI's home market. Like a lot of other Japanese devices, the 5-inch, full HD handset is waterproof in case you...
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    Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • Sony warns smartphone weakness will brake profit progress after first-quarter surge

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:29 am
    By Sophie Knight TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sony Corp warned it doesn't now expect to make money on smartphones this year, citing weak demand, as the consumer electronics maker said restructuring will still help it turn a profit on its TVs after 10 years of losses. As it said April-June operating profit doubled, boosted by its videogames business and a one-off asset sale, Sony on Thursday cut its smartphone sales target this fiscal year by 14 percent. Sony now expects to just break even in the business this year, down from a previous operating forecast of 26 billion yen ($253…
  • Samsung promises to release a non-plastic phone this year

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:25 am
    Following another quarter of disappointing financial results, Samsung is promising a pair of new smartphones for 2014. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Kim Hyun-joon, senior vice president at Samsung Mobile, told investors and analysts a large-screened phone will materialize in the coming months, along with a model made from "new materials." The large-screened device is almost certainly going to be the latest in Samsung's popular Galaxy Note line, but the promise of a phone utilizing "new materials" is more intriguing. A leaked image of Samsung's rumored…
  • app brings free access to Facebook and Google in developing countries

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:10 am
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s initiative launched last year with the goal of helping make the internet available to the entire world. is taking a big step towards this by launching an Android app that provides free data access to services like Google, Wikipedia, Facebook, and more. The app will be available in Zambia initially, with plans to extend it to other developing markets over time. While Android users can simply download a standalone version, all of the services can also be accessed freely through on feature phones, or from within Facebook’s…
  • Samsung posts 19.6% fall in net profits

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:54 am
    Samsung said Thursday net profit plunged almost 20 percent in the second quarter as competition from cheap Chinese phones and the strong won saw sales slump in its key mobile business. The South Korean electronics giant said net profit came in at 6.25 trillion won ($6.1 billion), down 19.6 percent in the first on-year decline for nearly three years.
  • Xiaomi's star rises as Chinese handset makers gnaw at Samsung's share: report

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:37 am
    Xiaomi Inc, the three-year old company known as the Apple of China, has become the world's No.5 smartphone maker by market share while Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's lead has continued to shrink, a report by Strategy Analytics shows. Three out of the world's top 5 smartphone sellers were Chinese manufacturers in the second quarter, Strategic Analytics said, as China's low-cost offerings on the Android operating system whittle away Samsung's market share.
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • The Philips Hue Tap Proves An Elegant Accessory For Connected Smart Lights

    Darrell Etherington
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:03 pm
     The Philips Hue system provides lighting that you can control with your smartphone, and automate with location gating and time-based alarms. But for all its fancy magic, I still find myself using physical lightswitches to turn my Hue system on and off, in larger part because often it takes more steps to unlock my iPhone, find the Hue app, open it and select the “All off” or… Read More
  •’s Contactless Ultrasound Transfer Tech Aims To Best NFC

    Natasha Lomas
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
     Microphone: check. Speaker: check… Israeli startup is working on a universal alternative to NFC that relies on high pitched soundwaves to perform a contactless handshake. Read More
  • The Modbook Pro X Turns Your Retina MacBook Pro Into A Graphics Tablet

    Darrell Etherington
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
     Modbook has been making tablets out of Mac portables for years, combining the Apple computers with Wacom digitizers to let digital artists have all-in-one graphics-creating powerhouses that run full OS X software and come with ample pressure sensitivity. Now, the company’s latest effort incorporates the Retina MacBook Pro, and it’s turning to Kickstarter to fund this effort that… Read More
  • Xiaomi’s One More Thing

    Matt Burns
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
     The young electronics company Xiaomi is exploding in China and seems posed to take over the world. In the four short years since its founding, Xiaomi has become the electronics brand to watch in the most populous nation on earth. Xiaomi is the now the real deal — thanks in part to its unabashed appropriation of design cues from companies like Apple. Read More
  • The Vocca Light Switch Is A Modern-Day Clapper

    Jordan Crook
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
     Smart bulbs, like the ones that come with the Philips Hue lighting system, are pretty cool… until you realize that physically flipping the switch is sometimes faster than unlocking your phone, opening the right app, and controlling the light through your mobile device. But what if you could achieve the same connectivity-based cool factor with the speed and ease of simply flipping a switch? Read More
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  • Microsoft creates special Chinese team to help drive adoption

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:59 am
    Joe Belfiore confirmed on Weibo that Microsoft is creating a special team in Beijing tasked with creating better regional experiences for PC, Tablets and Windows Phone projects. Read more...
  • Microsoft announces its new development board: the Sharks Cove

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:29 am
    Microsoft is jumping on the mini PC bandwagon with its new device, the Sharks Cove. It features some great specs though it will be an expensive alternative to the highly acclaimed Raspberry Pi. Read more...
  • Here's what VLC for Windows Phone looks like

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:59 am
    The modern VLC app for Windows 8 is getting a major update soon and we get to see what VLC for Windows Phone looks like, despite the fact it's still stuck in development for now. Read more...
  • Russia to Apple: Give us your source code

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:09 am
    The Russian government has asked Apple Inc to hand over its source code, citing concerns that the United States and other Western governments might be using it to spy on Russia. Read more...
  • Microsoft's board gets turned up to 11 with new member

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Microsoft has announced a new board member for the company -- the 11th member of Microsoft's executive board -- and he is an individual with significant global wireless industry experience. Read more...
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  • iPhone 6 Release Rumored For 14th October

    Tyler Lee
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:36 am
    Assuming the rumors are correct, Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 6 in September, but what about its release? When will that be? Well according to the folks at MacRumors, they claim to have been tipped off by a source who has revealed that the iPhone 6 is expected to see a release on Tuesday, the 14th of October. What this means is that Apple could be announcing the iPhone 6 towards the end of September. Usually with iPhone releases, Apple takes about a couple of weeks after its announcement before it releases the product, so based on this information, late or early October will most…
  • BlackBerry Strong Is A Slider Concept Of The Passport

    Tyler Lee
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:34 am
    In terms of smartphone designs, the BlackBerry Passport is an odd one. We won’t know how well it handles until we actually try it for ourselves, but for now, the 1:1 aspect ratio is a little weird. BlackBerry claims that the screen size will allow more contents to be displayed, and based on previous comparisons, we’re inclined to agree. That being said, if BlackBerry were to design a slider version of the BlackBerry Passport, is that something you might be interested in? Well a recent concept has surfaced for a device called the BlackBerry Strong, which is essentially the slider version…
  • Tor Claims Network Was Breached, University Researchers Suspected

    Tyler Lee
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:05 am
    For those unfamiliar with Tor, it is basically a service in which Internet users can use to cloak themselves in a shroud of anonymity. While it does sound shady (and rightfully so, given that many of Silk Road’s users were using Tor), it does have more noble purposes, such as protecting the identities of journalists/reporters who need to find out information without giving away their identity. That being said, it seems that even Tor is not safe from hackers, according to a recent report in which Tor claims that earlier this year, outsiders had breached its network in an attempt to learn the…
  • Amazon Prime Customers Can Claim $1 Instant Video Credit For No-Rush Shipping

    Tyler Lee
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    Most of the time when we ordered something online, we can’t wait to receive it in the mail. It’s almost like you’re getting a present and you just keep checking the shipment page to see its status. However there are some orders which we aren’t too fussed about and as long as it arrives in a timely manner, we don’t really care. Now if you’re the sort that isn’t too fussed about how long it takes for their shipment to arrive, you might be interested to learn that Amazon is giving its Amazon Prime subscribers $1 in Amazon Instant Video credit if they were to choose the No-Rush…
  • ICQ Instant Messenger Sees An Increase In Users For The First Time

    Tyler Lee
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:03 am
    We’re not sure how many of you guys remember, but back in the day, there was an instant messaging program by the name of ICQ. The messenger granted users identification numbers in which they could use to identify themselves and search for other users, and it made that distinct “uh-oh!” sound when a message was received. Now in case you didn’t know, ICQ is still alive and well as it was bought over by Russian billionaire, Alisher Usamanov who owns Group back in 2010. You’re probably wondering, why would anyone buy an outdated messenger app? Well apparently there was still a…
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  • Amazon talks about goal of lowering e-book prices

    Seth Fitzgerald
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The Amazon Books Team has provided specific details about e-commerce giant Amazon’s objectives regarding e-book pricing. The major goal that Amazon has is to reduce e-book prices. Many e-books are selling for $14.99 or higher, which, according to the company, is “unjustifiably high”. E-books, after all, require no printing and no warehousing or transportation costs, among other things. E-books can’t be resold as secondhand items, so they provide even less value to the… Continue reading Amazon talks about goal of lowering e-book prices Related posts: Amazon confirms Hachette book…
  • Flickr to launch new commercial licensing program amidst competition

    Seth Fitzgerald
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Yahoo’s photo-sharing and storage service, Flickr, has just announced the rollout of a new licensing program whose purpose is to help its users have their work discovered by the right agencies and generate revenue through commercial licensing. Additionally, Yahoo will help photographers get their work displayed on popular sites, including its own properties such as Yahoo News and Travel, and… Continue reading Flickr to launch new commercial licensing program amidst competition Related posts: Windows Live prepares to offer Flickr some competition Flickr Video coming soon, do we need…
  • Xiaomi leads Chinese smartphone sales in Q2, Android eclipses iOS worldwide

    Adrian Diaconescu
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Need some fresh hard evidence Xiaomi, which just took the wraps off the immensely promising Mi 4, is a name to be reckoned with in the smartphone scene? According to Kantar’s latest research data, the China-based OEM conquered its domestic market throughout the year’s second fiscal quarter, ending June with a towering 27 percent share of total sales. Samsung was narrowly behind, at 21.1, and Apple likely came in third,… Continue reading Xiaomi leads Chinese smartphone sales in Q2, Android eclipses iOS worldwide Related posts: iOS Phone Sales Growing, Android Staying Stable Report:…
  • Moon Violet, Burgundy Red LG G3 models available in August in ‘select markets’

    Adrian Diaconescu
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Given it accommodates essentially the finest components an Android device maker can gain access to nowadays, Quad HD display and Snapdragon 801 processor included, plus an exquisite, nearly edge-to-edge, one-of-a-kind design, it’s hard to picture the LG G3 could get any better. Not even the Korea-only “Prime” variant, packing a Snapdragon 805 chip and… Continue reading Moon Violet, Burgundy Red LG G3 models available in August in ‘select markets’ Related posts: LG begins G3 global rollout June 27 with select Asian markets LG prices G3 s/G3 Beat at €349 on European…
  • ‘On 2 Bean Bags’ reviews the MiP balancing robot

    Hannah Abrams
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:41 am
    The 'On 2 Bean Bags' girls love souvenirs, and that's exactly what we got with MiP. The adorable balancing robot was exhibiting at the WowWee booth at CE Week, and we couldn't help but take him home. Check out all the fun we had with our new robot friend!Continue reading ‘On 2 Bean Bags’ reviews the MiP balancing robot Related posts: ‘On 2 Bean Bags’ takes on CE Week ‘On 2 Bean Bags’ reviews the ChargerLeash ‘On 2 Bean Bags’ reviews the X-Mini We Speaker The post ‘On 2 Bean Bags’ reviews the MiP balancing robot appeared first on…
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  • Hackers Back to Their Old Tricks

    John P. Mello Jr.
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Old tricks that have helped hackers penetrate computers for months or longer worked again last week at Goodwill and Stubhub. Taking a page from the gang that pillaged payment card and personal information from Target last year, hackers clipped payment card information from an undisclosed number of Goodwill Industries International customers. As they were in the Target attack, it's believed point-of-sale systems were compromised at Goodwill, which has 2,900 U.S. retail locations that collect and sell donated clothing and other goods.
  • Leahy Bill Aims to Rein In Government Snooping

    John P. Mello Jr.
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Government snooping on Americans would be curtailed under a bill introduced Tuesday in the U.S. Senate. The measure, sponsored by Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., would ban bulk collection of domestic information, limit the scope of searches by government agencies, and add transparency and reporting requirements. Further, it would reform procedures of the FISA Court, which oversees requests for surveillance warrants against suspected foreign intelligence agents inside the United States.
  • Samsung Z Delay Prompts Tizzy Over Tizen

    Richard Adhikari
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    Samsung has delayed the launch of its Samsung Z smartphone running the Tizen OS, which was scheduled for Q3 release in Russia. The move, just short of two months after the Samsung Z's launch at the Tizen Developers Conference, sparked a death watch for the device. However, Samsung said it needed to further enhance the Tizen ecosystem. Samsung has had several setbacks with the Tizen smartphone. NTT DoCoMo, Japan's largest carrier, and another key backer, French carrier Orange, canceled plans to carry a Tizen smartphone earlier this year.
  • Android's Fake ID Could Put Millions in Jeopardy

    Richard Adhikari
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    An Android vulnerability that exists in every version from v2.1 Eclair to v. 4.3 Jelly Bean could expose millions of users, Bluebox Security has warned. The flaw lets attackers fake the certificates of specially privileged parties, such as Adobe and Google Wallet, and serve them up with malware that bypasses detection by Android. Attackers then can take over every application running on an Android device. The flaw, which BlueBox calls -- what else? -- "Fake ID," also might impact Android forks, including Amazon's Fire OS.
  • OkCupid's Confessed Hijinks Get Thumbs-Down

    Kris Holt
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:12 pm
    OkCupid has admitted carrying out psychological experiments on its users. Because OkCupid doesn't really know what it's doing, it needs to experiment to see what works and what doesn't, cofounder Christian Rudder wrote in a blog post. Every Internet company needs to test different things with users, and website visitors are subjected to "hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site. That's how websites work," he argued. "When this story came out, I almost thought 'it's a publicity stunt,'" said Quinnipiac professor Sang Nam.
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  • Blackhat and Defcon Parties 2014

    Dave Lewis
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Back for the Blackhat and Defcon Parties 2014…FINALLY! Yet again, sorry I was late getting this published. Here is the list. It is a little short as I didn’t take the time to include ones that have already filled up. You can try your hand with the remaining ones. Please note that this sched should work fine in most smart phone browsers. Also, feel free to leave a comment if you hear of a party that we don’t have listed. (Image used under CC from emmastory) NOTE: For other parties that we may not have listed check out Defcon Parties DatePartyLocationTimeType August 5Black Hat…
  • First-Time DEF CON Attendee? Watch This

    Bill Brenner
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend the DEF CON documentary that came out last year. For nearly two hours, you get a detailed history of the event and get a pretty good introduction to the major players who make the whole thing work. If you’re going for the first time, the documentary, directed by Jason Scott Sadofsky, is must-viewing. The post First-Time DEF CON Attendee? Watch This appeared first on Liquidmatrix Security Digest.
  • BH, DefCon, BSidesLV Primer

    Bill Brenner
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    Many security professionals are making plans for a week in Las Vegas early next month for three big InfoSec conferences: Black Hat, Defcon and BSidesLV. I’ve been going for years and am familiar with what to expect and how to make the best use of my time there.  If you’re a first-time attendee, however, the experience can be overwhelming. For that reason, each year I put together a survival guide of sorts. Here’s your primer for 2014: Tip 1: Don’t let the noise get to you Black Hat and DEF CON in particular are noisy events. The vendors, in an effort to really fit…
  • Liquidmatrix Security Digest Podcast – Episode 3F

    James Arlen
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Episode 0x3F Last one before Summer Security Camp Pretty much everyone is drowning under piles of wtf and omfg diaf. But we promised you we’d be back and this time we’re pretending we care. 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…
  • What The Hell Just Happened Here?

    Bill Brenner
    12 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    I never could keep my mouth shut. When a conversation is going on, I can’t just mind my business and focus on the work at hand. I have to be the man at the table who injects quips into the discussion; the guy who thinks he’s not contributing properly unless he pontificates, no matter how ridiculous his words are. That was the scenario Friday when some of us Akamites (Akamai employees) were talking about the content for a new site in the works. I noted that while I love the daily blogging in The Akamai Security Blog and am grateful that I have another forum – The OCD…
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  • Giveaway: Gameloft x PinoyTechBlog Modern Combat 5 iOS promo code

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    Here it is guys! We’ll be raffling off 20 Modern Combat 5 Blackout iOS promo codes. To join, simply like and follow Gameloft Philippines’ and PTB’s Facebook pages and Twitter accounts and Tweet about the giveaway. We will be selecting the winners on August 8. Click here to know more about Gameloft’s Modern Combat 5 Blackout FPS game. […] You might also like: Modern Combat 5 Blackout now available for download PTB OtterBox Giveaway PTB’s Norton 360 v6 Giveaway
  • Cherry Mobile launches Flare 3 Phablet ng Bayan

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Cherry Mobile today launched its newest Flare Android smartphone, the Flare 3. Dubbed as the “Phablet ng Bayan”, the Cherry Mobile Flare 3 features a 5-inch qHD IPS OGS Display, 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor with 1 GB Ram and 8 GB internal storage (expandable up to 64 GB via Micro SD). The Cherry Mobile […] You might also like: Cherry Mobile Flare 2X, the Flare with 1GB RAM for P4,499 Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0, 4-inch dual-SIM quad-core phone for P3,999 Hands on with the Cherry Mobile Flare HD
  • Spigen GLAStr Nano Slim Screen Protector for LG G3

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    The Spigen GLAStr Nano Slim is a premium tempered glass screen protector for LG G3. It is made of scratch resistant material and is 0.23mm thick with a surface hardness of 8-9H, providing your devices premium protection without losing touch screen sensitivity. Here are some of the features of the Spigen GLAS.tR NANO SLIM for […] You might also like: Spigen Slim Armor Case for LG G3 Spigen Ultra Fit Case For LG G3 7th Gen iPod nano gets a bigger screen and a thinner body
  • Spigen Ultra Fit Case For LG G3

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    Together with the Spigen Slim Armor, we also received the Spigen Ultra Fit case for LG G3. Unlike the dual-layer Slim Armor case, the Spigen Ultra Fit is a one piece hard case. Made of polycarbonate material, the Spigen Ultra Fit case has a slim and modest design in a beautiful smooth black shade. At […] You might also like: Spigen Slim Armor Case for LG G3 Opt Armor Case for the iPad Review Ion Predator Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  • Spigen Slim Armor Case for LG G3

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    Spigen SM North sent us this Slim Armor Case for LG G3 together with another LG G3 case and screen protector. The Spigen Slim Armor case for LG G3 has the usual orange and black Spigen packaging. Inside, you have the case and the Spigen certificate of authenticity. With the number of counterfeit accessories, it […] You might also like: Opt Armor Case for the iPad Review Unleash the Kraken, Heavy Duty iPad 2 Case From Trident Ozaki iCoat Travel, not just a beautiful iPad case
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  • Is Samsung about to launch its first metal phone?

    Hayley Minn
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:35 am
    We’ve already reported today that Samsung has announced the UK release dates for their two new devices, the Galaxy S5 Mini and the Galaxy Young 2. Now, it’s also been revealed that the mobile company is launching its first non-plastic phone. Samsung Mobile’s senior vice president, Kim Hyun-joon told investors and analysts that a large-screened phone will materialise in the coming months, along with a model made from ‘new materials’, according to the Wall Street Journal. Kim Hyun-joon also told investors that Samsung will introduce mid-to-low-end smartphones with ‘enhanced…
  • Colour-changing ice cream is now a reality

    Diane Shipley
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    After hearing about glow-in-the-dark ice cream, breast milk ice cream, crocodile egg ice cream and of course, Viagra ice cream, I didn’t think there were any more ways for frozen milk to surprise us. Of course, I was wrong. A Spanish scientist has now invented colour-changing ice cream. As PSFK reports, Manuel Linares, a physicist from Catalonia, says that his Xamaléon (which I’m guessing is a play on ‘chameleon’) flavour is not only a refreshing and tasty fruit-flavoured treat but also a feast for the eyes. It’s also a bit of a faff: it starts off a not…
  • Shazam for Mac to recognise songs and TV shows automatically

    Sadie Hale
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:43 am
    You hear a song you like in a café. Desperate to find out what it is before it ends, you cast around for a member of staff to ask – but to no avail. And then, to the rescue: like a non-judgemental friend with an excellent ear, the popular music recognition app, Shazam, is subtly whipped out on your smartphone. You’re saved. And now it’s announced a desktop version for Mac which automatically detects songs and TV shows. Much like the Auto Shazam which is already available on the smartphone app, the desktop version, which is also free, promises to run quietly in the…
  • Samsung announces UK release date for Galaxy S5 Mini

    Hayley Minn
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:39 am
    Following on from Russia and Germany who managed to get their hands on it first, Samsung has announced that us UK lot can now buy the Galaxy S5 mini, as of Thursday 7th August. This means that we’ll be able to get a smaller, more pocket-friendly version of the Galaxy S5, which features cool stuff like Ultra Power Saving Mode, a heart rate monitor, fingerprint scanner, and connectivity with the latest Samsung wearable devices. Kitted with a 4.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy S5 mini delivers powerful performance in a stylish, compact design. Like the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 mini…
  • Mobile rumours: Nexus 6 by HTC, Galaxy Alpha release date, and the Tizen phone put on hold

    Thomas Pritchard
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:37 am
    The world of mobile news is scary and complicated, with rumours flying about all over the place about what the many different companies are planning on doing. If you don’t know what you’re looking for then chances are you won’t get very far, so to ease your burden here are some of today’s biggest mobile rumours. 1. HTC could be tasked with building Google’s Nexus 6 Despite rumours that Motorola would be the company tasked with building the anticipated Nexus 6 phone for Google. rumours are circling that suggest HTC might be the company now in charge of the important task.
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  • Twitter buys “deep learning” company Madbits

    James O'Malley
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    Does Twitter know everything? It soon might thanks to its acquisition of intelligence technology firm Madbits. Twitter users often joke about asking the “hive-mind” questions, but could Twitter soon have an actual hive-mind? (Umm, probably not). The company has built software that will analyse tweets to extract meaning and detail – meaning that Twitter will know even more about your posts. Here’s how the founders of the company describe what they do: “Over this past year, we’ve built visual intelligence technology that automatically understands, organizes and…
  • Now Facebook will pay users to experiment on them

    Stuart O'Connor
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    Facebook appears to have learnt its lesson from the recent outcry over experiments that it carried out on its users. Sky News reports that Facebook is offering actual money to people who are willing to test out its new photo-messaging app, Slingshot. “Calling all Slingshot fans! Join our hand-picked group working to make the app more awesome,” reads a blogpost on the app’s official site. Facebook says participants must devote “about 1-2 hours per week” to the study over a three-month period, and will be paid $200 (£118) for their efforts. This is Facebook’s second…
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini coming to the UK on 7th August

    James O'Malley
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:17 am
    Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S5 Mini – a more diminutive version of its flagship handset – will be hitting the UK on August 7th. That’s a week today. We previously covered what you can expect from the device when it was announced earlier this month. Essentially though it shares a lot of DNA with its bigger brother, some of the spec has taken a hit – with the screen only running at 720p instead of 1080p. (It’s obviously physically smaller too). Samsung has also announced on the same day the Galaxy Young 2 will also be out in the UK. Sadly the company…
  • British gamers see what you’re missing: Watch a demo of Playstation Now

    James O'Malley
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:01 am
    Today the beta version of Sony’s game streaming Playstation Now service goes live for players in North America – and whilst we British and European gamers are left out in the cold until next year, its interesting to see how the service will work. The streaming service will enable gamers to play potentially hundreds of PS3 titles on their PS4. The way it will work is by doing all of the difficult processing in the cloud – before beaming the pictures back to your TV. Needless to say, you’ll need a fairly speedy connection if you want to play reliably. Apparently PS Now…
  • Shazam brings music ID powers to Mac

    Stuart O'Connor
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:49 am
    Shazam is bringing its media identification software to the desktop with an app for the Mac. Previously only available on smartphones, Shazam is now available for free in Apple’s Mac App Store. As with the Android or iOS version, Shazam for Mac identifies songs playing in the background of your home, office, coffee shop, or anywhere else you have your laptop with you. The app can also recognise TV shows and advertisements. Shazam runs as a menu bar item, and quietly monitors audio around your Mac. It can provide not only pop-up notifications of a song being played, but also access to…
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  • How to save Facebook Posts, Links and Videos to Read Later

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:07 am
    Facebook is a fantastic platform; you have so much of interesting information and content shared by your friends flowing on your News-Feed. Sometime you may want to archive it for your future reading or references. In such situations, we always saved the same on the browser bookmarks or used Evernote or Pocket, if you were toggling between different computers or devices. Well, you don’t need to do it anymore. Facebook has just launched a new feature called “Save,” which lets users save links, places, music, movies, TV shows, places and music for later viewing. Only you…
  • Foursquare to be the new Local Search; Swarm for Check-ins

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    Few hours ago, Foursquare just sent an email to their power-users on their application road-maps and how check-ins are going to change. With so many of us using this application for check-ins and writing reviews, pictures etc, we knew that this was coming. Foursquare just announced that, their primary application will be the all ‘new Local Search’ with loads of information around you. Yes, you guessed right, with all the information we posted in the past 4 years. With this all new app, they have changed their logo as well. Its changing from the check-in checkmark to something…
  • Planning to buy a Xiaomi MI3? This Short Review might help you!

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:13 am
    Welcome to this review of the Xiaomi MI3. Before I get to the device, let me start you a quick overview on this company. They have a philosophy of selling devices directly to customers; that helps them manage to keep the prices competitive. Xiaomi was founded in 2010 and they have reached great heights in just 4 years. They’ve brought together some real smart people from Microsoft, Google, Motorola Yahoo and other big players in the industry with a focus of making great stuffs at affordable prices. Mi 3 is Xiaomi’s highest performing smartphone and has been in news for a while…
  • Gionee Elife S5.5 gets the Latest Android KitKat upgrade over OTA

    4 Jul 2014 | 12:52 am
    Gionee Smartphones announced the much awaited update for Gionee ELife S5.5, the Android KitKat 4.4.2. The Over-The-Air software update for Gionee ELife S5.5 will allow its users to download and install the new software with ease. The new Android KitKat version is a big development for Gionee and will offer simpler, faster and more intuitive ways to use the device with a host of new features for seamless user facilities. The ELife S5.5 is set for a revamp in terms of its user interface, applications and layout.   With the new user interface design there will be enhanced features like an…
  • 8 things to expect from Google IO 2014 as Announcements

    24 Jun 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Google IO is an annual conference conducted by Google to unveil different technology innovations and products which they have been working on. Google IO is just few hours away from now. Google was traditionally focussed on Consumer technologies; However, in the recent years, they have definitely made some good steps towards Enterprise Tech with Cloud, Chrome etc. If you are keen to watch the Keynote Live, you can check this link (June 25th, 9:00 AM PDT). Update: Watch the Keynote here: Firstly, with Vic writing about his plans beyond Google, it would be interesting to see who would present…
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  • Panasonic Eluga U launched in India for ₹18,990

    Abhishek Baxi
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:24 am
    In a press event in New Delhi today, Panasonic launched its new Eluga series of smartphones, and unveiled the Eluga U, the first smartphone in the series.The Eluga U sports a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display based on one-glass-solution. The unibody device has a textured glass design at the back and comes in two colors – black and white. Powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, the phone packs in 2GB RAM and includes 16GB internal storage. There’s a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash that allows 1080p video recording, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The…
  • Ladoo Offers Free Mobile Recharges for Engaging with Advertisers

    Pallab De
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Platforms like Tapjoy, which incentivize app downloads, have earned Apple’s wrath in the past for messing up App Store rankings. Critics say that these apps inflate download counts and manipulate app store rankings. However, there’s no denying that a lot of users and advertisers love incentivized download platforms. Hence, it’s not surprising that Airloyal is attempting to bring the same concept to India. Airloyal’s Ladoo app for Android offers free mobile recharges to users for completing simple tasks. Almost all of the tasks that I saw on Ladoo’s offer wall involved downloading…
  • [Sponsored] Top Five Gadgets for Music Festivals

    Abhishek Baxi
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    If you are headed to a music festival, it’s time to start checking off that all-important list of essential items to help you survive a mud-filled weekend away. Whilst there’s a lot of fun to be had, there’s no denying that embracing the full camping experience can be a real test of endurance, especially for festival novices and modern day tech-enthusiasts. To help you make the most of your experience, here are some of the latest must-have gadgets to pack in your rucksack. Portable speakers Festivals are all about the music, and when you’re not catching one of the big names at the…
  • Thomas Was Alone Comes to iOS and Android

    Pallab De
    26 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    The BAFTA award winning indie platformer Thomas Was Alone is now available on Android and iOS. The game garnered critical acclaim for its PC, Mac, and PS3 editions, and is now promising the same emotional journey to mobile gamers. Unlike many recent indie platformers that focus on bringing back the 80s style challenging gameplay, Thomas Was Alone focuses on keeping things simple. A majority of the fifty levels in the game are simple enough for even the most casual gamers to enjoy. The protagonist of this game is Thomas – a self-aware AI created accidentally. Thomas is represented as a…
  • One Windows: Forget Single OS, Can We Get Some Feature Parity?

    Romit Mehta
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    This week, we have seen some news items about Microsoft and its OS strategy. Based on CEO Satya Nadella’s remarks in the post-earnings conference call, many were led to believe that Microsoft is going to create a single version of Windows. That is of course not true, and what’s happening is also not new information. What is in fact happening is that from an engineering perspective, Microsoft is hard at work to make a single “core” of the OS which will then power devices of various types: phones, phablets, tablets, laptops, PCs, Xbox, and even “things” in…
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  • Aixtron: our Gen-8 OVPD tool still in qualifications, we're very optimistic

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    Back in January 2014 Aixtron and Manz announced they will co-develop solutions for efficient OLED production, based on Aixtron's OVPD technology - specifically a Gen-8 (2300x2500 mm) system. During a recent conference call, Aixtron said that the Gen-8 tool is still in qualification and it seems that it will take some time before this is ready to qualification. Aixtron is however "very optimistic" regarding the business aspects of OVPD. Aixtron recently installed an R&D "cluster" at their clean-room that demonstrates the core processes used to produce organic semiconductors (deposition of…
  • LG's new curved 55" FHD OLED TV arrives in the US, 65" 4K OLED to cost $6,999

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:04 am
    LG launched their new 55EC9300 OLED TV in the US. This is a 55" curved FHD OLED TV - LG's upgrade to the 55EA9800. The EC9300 features a faster refresh rate (240 Hz) and it seems to be brighter (500 cd/m2 vs 350 cd/m2according to some reports). LG also changed the TV's design (gone are the transparent canvas speakers, for example) and the TV is now based on LG's new smart TV platform (WebOS).The 55EC9300 is now available in the US for $4,999 - it will ship in August 2014 (update: at Best Buy it's cheaper at $3,999). I've read in some places that the EC9300 panels are made in LGD's M2…
  • Philips signed a commercial material supply agreement with UDC

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    In November 2013 Universal Display signed a collaboration and evaluation agreement with Philips' OLED lighting unit, under which UDC will start supplying Philips with sample PHOLED materials. Today UDC announced that Philips signed a commercial material supply agreement.This means that Philips intends to use UDC's materials in commercial OLED lighting products. This is not surprising as it is widely accepted that UDC's PHOLED materials are required to produce efficient OLEDs. Read more about Philips signed a commercial material supply agreement with UDC
  • Kyodo News: JDI, Sony and Panasonic to form a small/medium OLED company

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    In May 2014 it was reported that Japan Display may setup an OLED joint venture together with Sony and Panasonic. Today Kyodo news confirms this report, and says that the three companies will indeed form a new company (which will be called JOLED) that will develop small and medium OLED displays - mostly for tablet devices. The official announcement is expected soon.JDI 5.2-inch FHD OLED prototypeJOLED will receive and investment from the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, a public-private investment fund. Similarly to JDI itself, the INCJ will hold 70% in the new company. JDI will hold…
  • Who will be Universal Display's next key customer?

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:58 am
    Three weeks ago, Seeking Alpha published my first article on Universal Display, titled "Universal Display: 20X Jackpot In 2018?" - in which I presented my best-case scenario for the OLED market (and UDC) in 2018.I think the article was received well, and today SA published my second article - "Universal Display's Second Key Customer Is On Its Way". In this new article I explain why Samsung Display is such an important customer for UDC - and how I expect in that in the coming years UDC will diversity its key customer base as I expect LG Display, Konica Minolta, Everdisplay, BOE, Philips and LG…
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  • Researchers design new multi-bit MRAM storage paradigm

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    Researchers from France's SPINTEC/CEA developed a a new multi-bit MRAM storage paradigm that may enable a large density boost for MRAM devices. The researchers achieved up to 4 bits per cell on 110-nm devices.Multi-bit per cell relies on multiple-voltage levels that correspond to various magnetic configurations. this is readable by key features of the electrical response (extrema points). This research used Crocus' Magnetic Logic Unit (MLU) technology. Crocus is affiliated with SPINTEC. The team now wants to develop a fully functional multi-bit MLU memory product. They also say that…
  • Researcher use RENs to create MTJs for MRAM devices

    19 Jun 2014 | 6:33 am
    Researchers from New Zealand's Victoria University are developing MRAM devices (MTJs) based on rare earth nitrides (RENs). RENs, grown under ulta-high vacuum are both magnetic and semiconducting.The team is basing its work on europium nitride, which is not usually magnetic, but has been "tricked" into behaving like a magnet by being produced with slightly too few nitrogen atoms. Those RENs are grown in France's Centre for Research on Hetero-Epitaxy and Applications. Source: ZDNet
  • Graphene Quantum Dots to enable next-gen flash memory devices

    19 Jun 2014 | 2:36 am
    One of the problems with flash memory is that it is sensitive to defects. To solve this problem, researchers from Samsung Electronics are developing flash devices based on graphene quantum dots (GQDs). The performance of such a device is promising, with an electron density that is comparable to semiconductor and metal nanocrystal based memories. Those flash memory can also be made flexible and transparent.The researchers used GQDs in three different sizes (6, 12, and 27 nm) between silicon dioxide layers. The memory of the QDs depend on their sizes: the 12 nm dot for example offers the…
  • CNT-based NRAM may enable a universal memory

    14 Jun 2014 | 11:37 am
    Nantero has been developing NRAM (carbon nanotube based memory) for a long time, and now they collaborated with researchers from Chuo University to show how this memory features high-speed, low-power-consumption and high-reliability operation.An NRAM memory cell is made from a thin CNT film sandwiched between two metal electrodes. When voltage is applied, the CNTs come closer to each other (due to electrostatic force and intermolecular force) and the resistivity is lowered. When the voltage drops to zero, the CNTs do not separate as they are tightly attached. This creates a non-volatile…
  • Toshiba developed STT-MRAM based microprocessor cache memory

    12 Jun 2014 | 5:45 am
    Toshiba developed new STT-MRAM technology that can be used to enable MRAM based cache memory for microprocessors. The L2 cache alone uses about 80% of the power consumed by the CPU, so reducing the power consumption of the cache is very important - and STT-MRAM may reduce this consumption by about 60%. It's not clear how close is this technology to actually being commercialized.Toshiba's new STT-MRAM uses a dual-cell (2T-2MTJ) circuit in which the two MTJs have complementary resistive states (high and low resistive states). This eliminates the leak path and also increases the readout signal…
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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

  • Shaun Abrahamson: Founders Shouldn’t Get Hung Up On Valuations

    Camila Souza
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Shaun Abrahamson is a successful early stage investor, tech entrepreneur and author.  Abrahamson has invested in companies like ZocDoc, Refinery29 and Trialpay amongst others startups. His latest venture, Urban.Us, is a network of advisors, investors and urban leaders that works with early stage companys that focuses on smart cities solutions. He and his co-founder Stonly Baptiste, are based in South Florida, and work with companies from all regions of the globe. Abrahamson shared advice for startups wanting to understand the process of investments. A must read for tech founders: What…
  • Freak’n Genius Moves Their ‘Make Fun of Everything’ Startup to Vegas

    Will Schmidt
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    As reported by GeekWire, Las Vegas has drawn yet another company to their city. Freak’n Genius will be moving from Seattle to the desert after securing a $350,000 investment from the VegasTechFund and Freak’n Genius CEO Kyle Kesterson will be also be rebuilding his team upon moving. Kesterson has been operational since November, 2011 but only has two employees so far. Interestingly enough those two employees have helped the “make fun of everything” startup haul in a collective $1.25 million in funding. “Having seen the Downtown Project start as paper prototypes and blueprints on…
  • A Fond Farewell to Ticket Cake: Celebrating Their Startup Journey

    Will Schmidt
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    In 2011, at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Ticket Cake decided to step out of their office and into the spotlight for the first time. It was the start of a three year journey that took them to new heights and crucial milestones along the way. In a very bittersweet moment though, Ticket Cake recently decided that it was time end their journey and shut down day to day operations. It was hard for the team to be overly-upset though because they shared amazing memories that are worth celebrating. Founders Jacqueline Jensen, Joe Henriod, and Dylan Jorgensen started Ticket Cake in a…
  • SocialRank 2.0 Launches as a Simple, Free Platform for Brands to Learn About and Manage Followers

    Ronald Barba
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm
    In a crowded market replete with social media platforms that aim to tell brands what their followers or fans are talking about, one comes in with the goal of telling brands who their followers are – to learn more about them – and of giving brands the tools to sort and manage them from one central location. First launched in February of this year, SocialRank - a simple (and free) tool that allows brands to learn who their most valuable followers are - announced today that it has launched SocialRank 2.0, a more comprehensive version of its initial product. “When we…
  • Paul Singh’s Crystal City-Based Disruption Corporation Reportedly Raising $1.5M

    Ronald Barba
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    According to an SEC filing submitted two days ago, Paul Singh’s Disruption Corporation is raising a $1.5 million. First reported by the Washington Business Journal, the company may have already raised some funds towards that total amount, although no commentary was made by Singh himself to confirm this. The Crystal City-based Disruption Corp. serves as a kind of research and investing firm for the private market. The company provides valuable insight and analysis on the startup market, and offers these findings to angel investors, venture capitalists, and limited partners. They also…
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • Kyrgyz inventor turns van into mobile sauna

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:55 am
    A villager in a remote part of Kyrgyzstan is offering rural shepherds the chance to rest their aching limbs with a scenic spa inside his van-cum-sauna. Ernist Ymanov re-designed his old wagon by adding a stove and water canister inside, and has found local herdsmen eager to give the machine a try. Jim Drury reports.
  • China's drone king says the revolution depends on regulators

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Comparing his current crop of drones to early personal computers, DJI founder Frank Wang says the industry is poised for a growth surge - assuming regulators in more markets clear it for take-off.
  • Twitter smashes expectations, stock soars

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Twitter exceeded Wall Street's forecasts on everything from quarterly revenues, earnings, user growth, and money made per user, sending the stock soaring immediately after hours. Conway G. Gittens reports.
  • Twitter: blow-out quarter, long-term doubts remain -Wolff

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Twitter beat on the top and bottom lines but the impact of the World Cup and how managers will continue to grow user numbers remain a concern for analysts including Max Wolff.
  • A new boot design to put a spring in your step

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
    A British biomechanist believes he can help ease the strain on the shins of walkers and soldiers trekking for many miles while wearing heavy loads on their backs with a new type of footwear. Can a spring change the way we walk? Jim Drury looks at the product's first steps.
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    Softpedia News - Technology & Gadgets

  • This Wireless Mouse Is Also a Handheld Scanner – Video

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:15 am
    Optical mice are all well and good, but what if you could add some extra functionality to them? What if you could adapt the optical sensor to do more than recognize when you move the mouse against the surface? Those are the questions that Hong Kong-based company Design to Innovation (DTOI) decided to answer. Admittedly, it is not the first company to release a mouse with integrated scanning capabilities. However, it is the first to launch a model that is also wireless. Previously, it was im... (read more)
  • Intel Rolls Out a New Update for Its Bluetooth Adapters – Download Version 17.1.1406.01

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:08 am
    Intel has just made available a new PROSet/Wireless Bluetooth build developed for some of its bluetooth adapters, namely version 17.1.1406.01, which is compatible with both 32- and 64-bit variants of Microsoft’s Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 operating systems.When it comes to the suitable adapters, this release can only be applied on Intel’s Wireless-N 7260, Centrino Advanced-N 6230 and 6235, as well as on the Centrino Wireless-N 130, 135, 1030, and 2230 devices.In addition to that, this 1... (read more)
  • Spark, an Absurdly Powerful Palm-Sized Gaming PC from Maingear – Video

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:50 am
    Despite what others would have you believe, you don't actually need one of Intel's overpowered Core-series chips to play the latest games at full graphics settings. You can make do with weaker chips, or AMD's corresponding APUs, as long as you have a good graphics card. When it made the Spark, Maingear latched onto this fact and pushed it as far as it could go. The result was what the company describes as “the smallest, lightest, and most versatile gaming PC solution MAINGEAR has ever o... (read more)
  • AMD Opteron A1100 Dev Kits Will Help You Build a 64-Bit ARM Server – Video

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:32 am
    AMD made history when it released the “Seattle” processor, since it was its first 64-bit ARM-based processor made for servers and one of the first 64-bit ARM chips, period. It also happened to be a much stronger chip than what the ARM architecture is known for. ARM processors are the ones that rule the mobile phone and tablet markets, thanks to their high energy efficiency compared to Intel's and AMD's x86 architecture. Over the past half a decade, however, the ARM and x86 archit... (read more)
  • AsusWrt-Merlin Firmware 376.44 Beta 2 Is Live – Update Now

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:17 am
    Not long after the previous AsusWrt-Merlin Firmware 376.44 Beta 1 was released, the developer has rolled out a new custom beta version targeted at the same ASUS routers, namely build 376.44 Beta 2.In terms of compatibility, this update can be applied regardless of the operating system and only on ASUS’s RT-N66, RT-N16, RT-AC68, RT-AC66, and RT-AC56 units, as well as on the newly-released RT-AC87 wireless device.This fresh update adds HFS+ support for the RT-N16, RT-N66, and RT-AC66 rout... (read more)
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    Techvibes Global News

  • BC Government Invests $6 Million Toward Development of Okanagan Centre for Innovation

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Premier Christy Clark and Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Andrew Wilkinson were joined by local technology entrepreneurs this week announce that the province of BC has made a commitment to invest up to $6 million toward the development of the new state-of-the-art Okanagan Centre for Innovation. Construction of the six-storey, 106,000-square-foot centre, which will be located adjacent to the Okanagan Regional Library, is expected to begin in late summer and is anticipated to be completed in early 2016. “This project has come together because of the focused…
  • The Best Way to Keep Founders Around After an Acquisition

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Facebook, Google, Salesforce, Twitter—all the top players in Silicon Valley want to get their hands on the best talent around. That’s why we’ve seen example after example of “acqui-hires” in the past few years as well as some very large acquisitions where a big driver was the talent behind a start-up (e.g. Nest, Beats). However, only a few big companies have truly figured out how to keep founders around after the acquisition. In most cases, as Bloomberg detailed with Zynga, the founder leaves one or two years after acquisition. Someone founds a…
  • Roam Mobility Unveils Unlimited Data Roaming Plans for as Little as $1 per Day

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Roam Mobility, Canada's independent roaming replacement provider, rolled out new pricing, plans, and unlimited data for Canadian travellers who want affordable talk, text, and data while in the USA. In early July, the company broke the news about its new 4G LTE network, which offers faster data speeds, enhanced coverage, and more. "In two years, Roam has completely re-invented cross-border roaming for Canadians," says Emir Aboulhosn, CEO of Roam Mobility. "Our new 4G LTE network is powering the next leap forward in terms of roaming plans, features, and rates." Customers who purchase a…
  • Ford Ditches BlackBerrys and Flip Phones for iPhones

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:34 pm
    BlackBerry just lot a big enterprise customer to Apple. Ford Motor Co. has decided to deploy iPhones for corporate use worldwide, which means well over 3,000 BlackBerry's will be replaced by Apple smartphones. iPhones will also replace 6,000 flip phones. The transition is subsantial enough that Ford is hiring a "Mobile Productivity Portfolio Analyst" whose role will be to oversee the “global deployment of corporate iPhones." Interestingly, while employees will be running iOS devices, Ford's vehicles will be using QNX technology, which replaced Microsoft software. QNX is owned by…
  • New Startup Incubator Opens in Toronto, to be Headed by Former MaRS Manager

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Cossette Lab, a national Cossette initiative designed "to help incubate the growth of tech-related startups," has opened in Toronto. Cossette Lab launched in Cossette’s Montreal office in 2012. So far, eight startups have participated in the initiative. Toronto’s Cossette Lab will operate similarly to the Montreal Lab, with a hosting period of anywhere from six to 12 months. The startups that Cossette selects need to have reached "a sufficient maturity level in the development of their technology and business model." “There are many young entrepreneurs with exciting ideas…
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  • In Wyoming you make something from nothing = Entrepreneur
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Going from four employees to four hundred 1591_ 7/28/14 - A devout people person, he started life out as an accountant but felt like it wasn't a good fit, although he was CFO for Pillsbury Foods and that's where he was introduced to the world of international business. We'd like to introduce you to Gerald (Gerry) Van Eeckhout, Ernst & Young Hall of Fame Entrepreneur. His passion is people, "For me it's all about people", said Gerry. The last company he founded, "I started with four employees here in Denver, and by the time I retired we had 400 employees…
  • A phrase thrown around TechStars
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Brad Feld and David Cohen: Do More Faster 1589_ 7/28/14 - 903_10/4/10- Larry sat down with Brad Feld, managing partner of Foundry Group to talk about an exciting announcement. Larry began the interview with, "You know there are a lot of powerful words out there, and three of them are Do, More, Faster, do you have any comments to make on them?" With a chuckle, Brad said, "Good setup! Do More Faster is the title of a book that David Cohen, the founder of TechStars, and Brad Feld have written." By strange coincidence, this is Monday, October 4th, the publication date! The…
  • Maintenance free lifestyle
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    This team designs, develops and operates senior living homes 1588_ 7/21/14 - You can find MorningStar in six different states, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico; where Ken Jaeger and his team design, develop and operate senior living homes. They offer assisted living, memory care, independent living and even homes for active adults for those who want a calm and maintenance free lifestyle. People come in and overnight they have a hundred new friends. As an entrepreneur and EY Finalist Ken said, "This is just a wonderful opportunity to come and share our experiences…
  • Designed for precise delivery
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    Relatively new paradigm that's been around for ten years 1587_ 7/21/14 - Based in Westminster, Colo., Surefire Medical, Inc., was founded in 2009 to develop innovative infusion systems for the interventional radiology and interventional oncology markets. EY Entrepreneur Finalist, James Chomas, Founder and CEO, said, "We're developing infusion systems that can go into a patient, very locally, and deliver therapy directly to a tumor. What you think of chemotherapy today is the therapy goes throughout the whole body, the patient loses their hair, as well as other side effects -…
  • ITP longest running telecom program
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:20 am
    Changing Telecommunications Environment 1586_ 7/21/14 - This special, interdisciplinary course provided students with an opportunity to join international managers and policymakers from around the world in an intensive seminar focused on the challenges of managing in a telecommunications environment in an era of technological change. Larry Nelson was the opening keynote speaker with a popular topic, "Mastering Change" and Dale Hatfield, Adjunct Professor in the Future Disciplinary Telecom Program, headed up the entire project with his team. There were 25 USTTI participants (from 13…
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  • At 20 Million Views, ‘Call Of Duty’ Trailer Tops YouTube’s Leaderboard

    Sam Gutelle
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:10 pm
    YouTube has released the latest edition of its quarterly Trailer Leaderboard, and a popular video game series sits at the top. The launch trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare notched close to 21 million views between April and June, outpacing the next-most popular trailer by nearly three million views. Call of Duty has always been a favorite of the YouTube gaming community, so Advanced Warfare‘s position in the Trailer Leaderboard is no surprise. A trailer for Mortal Kombat X also had a big Q2, scoring more than 10 million views and the #3 spot. This contrasts sharply with the Q1…
  • British Broadcaster ITV Aims For Young Audiences With YouTube Network

    Sam Gutelle
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:09 pm
    ITV is one of Britain’s biggest TV networks, and it’s looking to extend its influence to YouTube. It has launched a multi-channel network that will appeal to the young audience that consumes content online. The MCN is launched in partnership with YouTube thanks to a deal that was struck back in April. Channels included within ITV’s online network will provide web companions for TV shows like I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and This Morning. Several other major European broadcasters have already launched their own MCNs, but one thing that makes ITV’s online…
  • Twitter CFO Discusses Video In Q2 2014 Earnings Report

    Sam Gutelle
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    On Tuesday, Twitter reported on its past three months with its Q2 2014 earnings call. The main headline was a financially-strong quarter for the social media network, but hidden within Twitter’s report was a hint from CFO Anthony Noto about the site’s upcoming online video plans. Noto, who arrived at Twitter at the beginning of July, explained that the company plans to make a big launch during the coming month. “In August, we will launch the beta version of our new promoted video offering which provides a way for high quality content producers and brands [to] easily upload,…
  • Melbourne Web Fest Honors Top Web Series Talent

    Sam Gutelle
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    In July, talented web series creators traveled Down Under for the Melbourne Web Fest, which brands itself as “the first and only festival dedicated exclusively to web series in Australia — and the southern hemisphere.” The three-day event included 32 official selections, with the black comedy Low Life ultimately taking home the Grand Jury Prize. Low Life, which first debuted on Vimeo in April, follows its protagonist as he battles depression. All six of the series’ episodes are available through its website. In addition to the Grand Jury Prize, Low Life was also named Best…
  • Ad Agency’s Self-Aware Pre-Roll Ad Gets Watched 18% Of The Time

    Sam Gutelle
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    For advertisers who make use of YouTube’s TrueView service, watch time is both a vital and rare resource. The latest company gaming the pre-roll system in search of viewer engagement is Nail Communications, an ad agency that has seen strong returns with a deceptive pre-roll ad. Research suggests that viewers are more likely to remember  an ad if they view it to completion, so advertisers have figured out a number of anti-skipping strategies. Some pre-roll ads front-load content into the first five seconds in order to reel in viewers before they have the option to skip. Other…
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  • Can You Trust the Web for Online Donations? [Infographic]

    Eric Dye
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Mobile online giving is important, but can we trust the Internet for online donations? The infographic below highlights the Internet’s recent security and privacy failures and states that “75% of people already have or will have their data compromised in their lifetime.” That’s a pretty scary statistic (however accurate it is) if you rely on the web to keep your data safe; but in the end, keeping your data safe has far more to do with you and me than it does companies and applications that store our data. Take a closer look: [Click for Larger]Changing your passwords — having…
  • How to Find the Freedom to Write: Time

    Eric Dye
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    The last few weeks has been a vacation of sorts. For the first time in years I have broken away from work and spent much needed time with my family, long time best friend, and away from the Internet. There were several things that I’ve learned from my time away from work and the web and I hope to share a few of those things in the coming days. The first thing has to do with time and its power to give the freedom to write. In this use case scenario, it’s writing blog posts, but it also has me thinking about finding the time to spend on a novel idea of mine I’ve wanted to…
  • Facebook Like Obsession: Street Mural

    Eric Dye
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    This cartoony street art mural painted in Ferentino, Italy (picture above) reflects the truth about the obsession of getting Facebook Likes. Note the vision blinders, Facebook Like carrot on a stick, and the subtle touch of adding chains. Here’s a cool time lapse video of Mister Thoms painting the mural: Would it be too much of a stretch to ask you to ‘Like’ this on Facebook? LOL! The next time you think too much about getting Facebook Likes, just think of this cartoon… The post Facebook Like Obsession: Street Mural appeared first on ChurchMag.
  • Tech Wreck Tuesday #20: You Have to Turn It “On”

    Phil Schneider
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Are you a sprinkler or a dunker? I’m referring to your church’s baptismal practices, by the way. We’re “dunkers.” For us, baptism has always meant “full immersion,” a deep plunging under water. Funny thing about water: sometimes, it’s cold. If you’re an old school dunker, you might be saying, “I’ll tell you about cold water, boy. I was baptized in a cow pond.” Or maybe I’m wrong. Maybe it was a “swimming hole.” Either way, from what I hear, old people were often baptized in disgusting pond water, which…
  • KidCheck’s New Mobile Child Check-In App

    Eric Dye
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Having a secure children’s check-in system is an essential element in providing a safe place for kids and peace of mind for parents. But yet many child check-in systems can be overwhelming and difficult to use, making it hard for both parents and organizations using these systems. That’s why systems like KidCheck is such a solid solution, offering both ease and ease of mind with a system that doesn’t compromise safety and security. In fact, KidCheck is bringing secure children check-in systems to a whole new level for churches with the new mobile check-in app! KidCheck…
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • U-M researchers find protein that fuels repair of treatment-resistant cancer cells

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Michigan) Imagine you're fighting for your life but no matter how hard you hit, your opponent won't go down.
  • Research proves there is power in numbers to reduce electricity bills

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Heriot-Watt University) Consumers can save money on their electricity bills and negotiate better deals by joining forces with similar groups of customers to switch energy suppliers according to new research.
  • Engineering a protein to prevent brain damage from toxic agents

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering) New research may help prevent brain damage for those exposed to pesticides and chemical weapons.The work centers on proteins called phosphotriesterases, which are able to degrade chemicals known as organophosphates -- found in everything from industrial pesticides to sarin gas. They permanently bond to neurotransmitters in the brain, interfering with their ability to function and causing irreversible damage. The researchers re-engineered the protein to make it sufficiently stable to be used therapeutically.
  • Innovative scientists update old-school pipetting with new-age technology

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research) A team of Whitehead Institute researchers is bringing new levels of efficiency and accuracy to one of the most essential albeit tedious tasks of bench science: pipetting. And the group has established an open-source system that enables anyone to benefit from this development free of charge.Dubbed 'iPipet,' the system converts an iPad or any tablet computer into a 'smart bench' that guides the execution of complex pipetting protocols.
  • F1000Research brings static research figures to life

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Faculty of 1000) F1000Research today published new research from Bjorn Brembs, professor of neurogenetics at the Institute of Zoology, Universitaet Regensburg, in Germany, with a proof-of-concept figure allowing readers and reviewers to run the underlying code within the online article. This represents an important leap forward for scientific publishing, by demonstrating a completely novel framework for assessing the quality of a scholarly output.
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    Christopher Kusek, Technology Evangelist

  • How to suppress annoying shell warnings on your ESXi hosts in vCenter!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:54 pm
    So there you are logging into one of your vCenter’s and then WHOA WHAT IS GOING ON, WHY IS THERE A YELLOW TRIANGLE ON MY SERVER Then you click on your server, go to the “Summary” tab and notice it has some ERRORS! Oh my! But you might say to yourself… “Yea, I enabled remote ssh and local shell, so why is it warning me about this?!” Well, now you don’t need to be annoyed by non-essential ‘warning’ messages which detract from REAL and ACTUAL error messages! This is easily enough fixed by simply going to EACH of your servers, clicking “Configuration” then going to the…
  • The OMG ridiculous single point of awesome for attending VMworld 2014 San Francisco!!!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    Hey there, I’m sure you found this because you’re looking for an awesome guide to make your first or millionth VMworld an awesome experience.  Well you’ve come to the right place, and if that doesn’t work out for you look at the bottom and find the tips/tricks and more from past years to help you prepare!  Only the most essential information will be repeated, everything else I definitely encourage you to refer to past posts which cover the details! 45 DAYS UNTIL VMWORLD!!! That’s right, we are only 45 days away, which for some of you is eons away, and others of you is…
  • Interested in becoming a SolarWinds Certified Professional FOR FREE?!?!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    Whoa, whoa, whoa wait a minute WTF? FREE EXAMS? WHERE DO i SIGN UP?! Hold a minute. This isn’t just an arbitrary free exam. This is an arbitrary exam which comes with a Prep Guide and a wealth of training and education to SUPPORT your taking and passing the exam! <3 Steps Steps Steps! Wow, it can’t get easier than this (Okay, it can!) It all starts at the Learning Center which breaks down each portion of the exam into Exam Objectives with respective training, education, videos and webinars, books and reference material and a load of other resources like SolarWinds Labs to help prepare…
  • Tips for new or prospective authors in the IT community

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:57 am
    Well hello hello, if you’re reading this you may be a new author, or a prospective potential author, good times, right?! As I sit here my 5th book published over the years I’ve noticed there are a few things which either isn’t done either through lack of awareness or otherwise from new authors and I thought, hey lets keep our community strong and grow ya’ll the best you can be.  Hopefully you find these tips useful because I sure as hell do each of these whenever I publish a new book. :) Create an Amazon Author Central Profile Whaaaaaat?! What is that?  Well new author you…
  • 500 Days in Afghanistan, a #vExpert retrospective from an #EMCElect

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:34 am
    Wow, so here we are… 500 days, it feels like just yesterday I was getting here. Okay, I’m only kidding, every day feels like every day before it, and every day after it.   So let’s take a moment to roll back the clock and see what kinds of things have happened and perhaps some various accomplishments out here! (Like how I rocked that title like a branding whore? ;)) Personal Accomplishments Published two books VMware vSphere Performance [Wiley] (ISBN: 1118008197) vSphere Design Best Practices [Packt] (ISBN: 1782176268) Completed a massive slew of Certifications including (But…
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  • 23 Ways Jennifer Lawrence Was Awesome Before She Was Superfamous

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:38 am
    As Jennifer Lawrence loyalists await to see her in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, we're no doubt hoping for more outrageous antics - you know, animated faces, walking malfunctions, and totally inappropriate confessions. After all, it's been a while since Jennifer got ridiculous with Emma Watson, and in the interim, we've suffered withdrawal symptoms. The most recent Jennifer drought has us thinking: what was the actress doing before she was superfamous and became our dream BFF? Keep reading for all the ways Jennifer was awesome before you knew her. Source: Getty and Pacific Coast News…
  • Enviable Summer Snaps From the Stars

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:53 am
    There are plenty of celebrities on Instagram, and while they love to share snaps throughout the year, some of their best posts take place in the Summer. From bikini pics and tropical getaways to family fun and Summer celebrations, there are plenty of images to enjoy. We dare you not to feel at least a tiny bit envious as you scroll through! Source: Instagram
  • POPSUGAR Shout Out: Look Like the Queen of Summer

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Flower crown 101: how to rock Summer's most romantic trend - Beauty 19 emoji you wish existed - Tech Go ahead and gawk at the sexiest photos of this year's sexiest stars - Fashion 7 no-heat lunches to enjoy this Summer - Fitness 18 Frozen finds for back to school - Moms See magical Harry Potter book covers from around the world - Love & Sex Video: Sharknado and beyond: sharks in pop culture - Tech Celebrate tomato season with this simple Summer pasta recipe - Food Pin author Cheryl Strayed's most inspiring quotes - Entertainment Get your life together with 15 types of organizational tools…
  • Miranda Kerr's Sexy New Ad Campaign Popped Up at the Perfect Time

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Miranda Kerr may reportedly be at the center of a heated celebrity feud, but it doesn't mean her career is slowing down. The model's new ad campaign for 7 For All Mankind was revealed this week, and it features her looking supersexy - both alone and with an equally hot male model - while posing topless in a pair of the brand's skinny jeans. In the accompanying black-and-white video, Miranda professes her love for the denim, cooing, "I love them . . . they feel so good," while rolling around on a bed. Miranda's new project was unveiled on Wednesday, not long after news broke that her…
  • Sophie Turner Reveals That Sansa Stark Won't Be Playing Nice Anymore

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:10 pm
    One of the most anticipated panels at Comic-Con had to be with the Game of Thrones cast. After dying of laughter from the blooper reel, we got a chance to meet some of the new cast members. We also sat down with Sansa Stark herself, Sophie Turner, and got to hear about her new role in thriller Another Me.
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    GadgetLite - Latest gadgets and technology news

  • Are video conferencing rooms the future of employee communication?

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:53 am
    With the increasing use of video technology in today’s business market, more companies may be moving toward the dedicated video conference room. There are a variety of options for these rooms, and the benefits are good news for companies as they improve telepresence, increase efficiency, and reduce long-term cost for the business. With all of the advantages of this technology, video conference rooms may well be the future of employee communication in the modern work field.   Improved Telepresence One of the major benefits of having a video conference room is the ability to improve…
  • Unlocked Oppo Find 7a is now available for preorder

    Mike Jefferson
    28 Apr 2014 | 11:27 pm
    We covered devices from Oppo before, and speaking of which, it seems that one of Oppo’s devices is now available for preorder, so let’s have a closer look. Oppo Find 7a is a 5.5-inch device that uses 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, and it’s powered by quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB RAM. Additional specs include 16GB of storage space,13-megapixel camera on the back and 5-megapixel front camera for video calls. There’s also 2800mAh removable battery and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean mobile operating system. If you’re in the United States you’ll be pleased to…
  • Lenovo announces two new laptops: Z40 and Z50

    Mike Jefferson
    28 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    If you want to enjoy in multimedia on the go, you might want to check out these two new laptops that come from Lenovo. Lenovo Z40 and Z50 are designed for entertainment, and both of them come with Full HD 1920×1080 displays. In addition, they have Dolby Home Theater sound system and they are powered by AMD’s APU, but if you’re into gaming, you can get AMD R7 GPU. Although most laptops come without optical drive, Lenovo Z40 and Z50 come equipped with DVD player/burner. As for the size, these laptops are just under an inch thick, so you will be able to carry them with you at all times.
  • Kolibree Smart Toothbrush is now available on Kickstarter

    Mike Jefferson
    28 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    Not that long ago we wrote about Kolibree smart toothbrush, and if you liked this device, today we have more information about it. Kolibree smart toothbrush comes with Bluetooth connectivity, sonic technology, an 8-axis accelerometer, a magnetometer and a gyroscope. This toothbrush also comes with companion app that will show people how to brush their teeth, and it will keep records of their brushing sessions and display progress in user-friendly dashboard. Kolibree is also releasing an API that will allow developers to create their own games in order to motivate users to brush their teeth…
  • Lenovo announces FLEX 2 laptops

    Mike Jefferson
    28 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Lenovo is well-known for its computers, and speaking of Lenovo, this company has added two new laptops to its FLEX lineup. FLEX 2 line comprises two models, they share the same hardware specs, and only difference between them is the screen size, since one models comes with 14-inch display, while the other one has 15.6-inch display. FLEX 2 laptops are flexible and they can be tilted all the way around at a 300 degree angle, which means that you can use them like a tablet on a stand. As for the hardware, these laptops come with up to Intel Core i7 processor with NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, or you can…
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  • Voyager Blue – protect your contactless cards from ID theft

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:05 am
    Contactless cards are starting to become the new fashion nowadays. The allure of being able to pay for your cup of coffee with a mere flourish of a card, no sign in or PIN hassle, is apparently too hard to resist for Joe Public. But there are, of course risks with relying on RFID technology, the main one being the fact that these cards can be ‘read’ from a distance with the right equipment, which [...] 190 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • The City of London Police now own the Internet

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:48 am
    Soo, this is interesting. The City of London police, a force which looks after a mere 1 mile patch in the centre of London, has now taken upon itself to run the Internet. According to this BBC report, the police force, which is best known for wearing quaint helmets and having a love of horses, has started inserting warning banners on websites it thinks are infringing copyright. What makes this so strange, if not a little [...] 262 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Zapi LUXE Toothbrush Sanitizer – cleaning your brush after it cleans your mouth

    Donyae Coles
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    When I was in high school I read this article that said that when you flush your toilet that the germs can shoot up to 2 feet into the air in the form of toilet water spray. It then elaborated on the idea that all of your toothbrushes are covered with microscopic toilet water germs. Ewww! The Zapi LUXE Toothbrush Sanitizer is here to clean your brushes. When I was growing up we [...] 203 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Companion Owls Headphone Splitter – share music not ear wax

    Donyae Coles
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:06 am
    Remember splitting your earbuds with someone special so that they could hear the song that was oh so meaningful to you, and explained your entire life? How about if you would still like to do that but maybe your personal space is a little more precious nowadays? That’s where the Companion Owls Headphone Splitter comes in. This is an adorable, like, really, really adorable headphone splitter. It slides right into [...] 184 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Energy Phone Pro – high quality dual SIM octa-core Android smartphone boasts a heartwarming 3 yr warranty [Review]

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    It’s always great to be surprised by nice things, especially when you’re actually expecting something pretty ordinary. So it was with this new phone from popular Spanish manufacturer Energy Sistem, one of the top Spanish consumer electronics makers. The Energy Phone Pro is the company’s first ever Android smartphone, and instead of coming out with something boring and me-too, they’ve managed to produce a product that is really top notch in a lot of ways. First [...] 1,027 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
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  • The Last of Us Remastered - Photo Mode Tutorial | PS4

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Last of Us Remastered - Photo Mode Tutorial | PS4 The Last of Remastered is available now. Winner of over 200 Game of the Year awards, The Last of Us is genre-defining experience blending survival and action elements to tell a character driven... From: PlayStation Views: 196500 5709 ratings Time: 03:46 More in Gaming
  • British girl speaks Filipino and Bisaya

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    25 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    British girl speaks Filipino and Bisaya A video of a Briton girl is viral in the internet because she is speaking and singing like a true Filipino. Filipino inventions are featured in the National Science and Technology Week. In... From: ABS-CBN News Views: 16855 111 ratings Time: 02:11 More in News & Politics
  • Top 10 Technology Predictions That Turned Out to be False
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    Top 10 Technology Predictions That Turned Out to be False You could not be more wrong... Join as we count down our picks for the top 10 technology predictions that turned out to be false. Check us out at From: Views: 327031 6276 ratings Time: 09:26 More in Entertainment
  • Superpower for Hire: Rise of the Private Military

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    Superpower for Hire: Rise of the Private Military Click here to subscribe to VICE: Vice takes an unprecedented look into the shadowy industry of Private Military Companies. Fo... From: VICE Views: 452069 6904 ratings Time: 14:17 More in Entertainment

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  • Save Money with the Weekly Budget – An Easy Way to Save Money iPhone Finance App

    Michael Vallez
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Want to discover an easy way to save money using your iPhone? If so, you will want to read on to find out how the Weekly Budget – An Easy Way to Save Money app can help you do just that, with a few simple finger taps. While you may have good intentions when it […] The post Save Money with the Weekly Budget – An Easy Way to Save Money iPhone Finance App first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • 5 Of The Best Coupon Apps For Your iPhone, iPad or Android!

    Lisa Vallez
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Shopping is a big part of our everyday lives, so why not save as much as you can by using some of the best coupon apps available in the iTunes App Store and Google Play? To make it easier for you to weed through the numerous coupon apps, we have hand-selected 5 top-rated coupon apps […] The post 5 Of The Best Coupon Apps For Your iPhone, iPad or Android! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Go Fish Go, Tap-To-Swim Flappy Bird Like Game – Easy to Play, Hard to Master!

    Michael Vallez
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    Take the plunge and play the new, free, iPhone game Go Fish Go! This “like Flappy Bird game” is a tap-to-play casual game that challenges you to swim as a fish through a treacherous underwater environment avoiding deadly mines to stay alive. It sounds simple enough, but like Flappy Bird this game is designed to […] The post Go Fish Go, Tap-To-Swim Flappy Bird Like Game – Easy to Play, Hard to Master! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • 7 Fourth of July Apps Sure To Bring Out The Patriotic American in You!

    Lisa Vallez
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    As Americans, we have plenty of reasons to celebrate this 4th of July. And to help you out, we have created a list of 7 great Fourth of July apps that should rekindle the patriotic pride you feel about this country and remind you to feel blessed as you celebrate all your freedoms this Independence […] The post 7 Fourth of July Apps Sure To Bring Out The Patriotic American in You! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Introducing Race A Maze, A Massive Free Physics Puzzle Game for iOS and Android!

    Michael Vallez
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    You don’t have to be a puzzle expert to enjoy playing Race A Maze, a massive new physics puzzle game for iOS and Android. This casual puzzle game features a funny backstory complete with a battle between good and evil. And of course, you are the good guy, a heroic gopher battling the Evil King […] The post Introducing Race A Maze, A Massive Free Physics Puzzle Game for iOS and Android! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
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  • "The finest computers money can buy"

    26 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Get ready for another throwback TV series: WGN America next month debuts "Manhattan", the story of the atomic bomb project during World World II. In this scene from the show, which launches on Sunday, July 27, we're introduced to the whiz-bang computers of the day... RELATED: New movie "The Imitation Game" puts spotlight on Alan Turing and the Enigma code during World War IITo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Celebrating SysAdmin Day on Instagram

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    The world celebrates the 15th Annual SysAdmin Day on a social network that wasn't around at the start of this last Friday of July event.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • The Internet's not broken...It's SysAdmin Day!

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    I'm not entirely sure I want to encourage this sort of YouTube behavior, but in honor of the 15th annual SysAdmin Day, here's the new karaoke version of Spiceworks' SysAdmin Day Song for you to sing along with. (I'm kind of surprised Weird Al Yankovic hasn't hit this subject yet...) RELATED: Here's one way to make sure you're appreciated on SysAdmin DayTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Roadkill app could save human, animal lives

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    Utah State University researchers are reporting on a new app designed to get a much better read on wildlife-vehicle collisions -- a serious situation that leaves a couple hundred people dead annually in the United States and ends the lives of about a million animals (vertebrates) in the U.S. each day. The wildlife-vehicle collision (WVC) Reporter app, compatible with researchers iPhones and Android devices, was tested in Utah, where the mule deer is the number 1 animal involved in collisions. Olson DD, Bissonette JA, Cramer PC, Green AD, Davis ST, et al. (2014) Monitoring Wildlife-Vehicle…
  • Seriously, what's so funny about this deli order?

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    My eagle-eyed wife snapped this photo and poses the question: "Seriously, what's so funny about a plain old deli order?" Deborah Brown RELATED: FWIW -- The origins of 'Net shorthand | What a waste of money -- I can totally see the fenceTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • MSI Z97S SLI Plus LGA 1150 Motherboard

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:07 pm
    If you are planning on building an enthusiast overclocking system, you'll definitely want to check out our evaluation of the MSI Z97S SLI Plus. MSI once again brings us a solid, stable, and reliable motherboard with some great overclocking and positions it in the multi-GPU category. Usually when we see marketing moves like this we think of $200, $300, or even $400 motherboards. This MSI platform rings in at the $138 mark, which spikes this motherboard in the value category as well. Comments
  • AMD Announces the Availability of 64-bit ARM Opteron Developer Kits

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:07 pm
    AMD today announced the immediate availability of the AMD Opteron™ A1100-Series developer kit, which features AMD's first 64-bit ARM®-based processor, codenamed "Seattle." AMD is the first company to provide a standard ARM Cortex®-A57- based server platform for software developers and integrators. Software and hardware developers as well as early adopters in large datacenters are eligible and can apply on AMD's website. With this announcement, AMD becomes the only provider of 64-bit ARM server hardware with complete ARMv8 instruction set support to foster the development of the ecosystem…
  • Crytek Shares Plans For The Future

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:07 pm
    After the announcement was made earlier today that the Homefront IP has been sold to Deep Silver, Crytek made this blog post sharing the company's plans for the future. Firstly, Crytek has been in extensive discussions with leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, Koch Media, regarding the acquisition of rights for the "Homefront" IP. On completion of the proposed acquisition, the Homefront team from Crytek's Nottingham studio would transfer their talents to Koch Media in compliance with English law and continue their hard work on upcoming shooter, "Homefront: The…
  • [H]ardware Round-Up II

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Cases: Bitfenix Neos Mid-Tower Case @ XtremeHardware ETC.: Aorus Thunder M7 MMO Gaming Mouse @ HiTech Legion CM Storm Resonar Gaming Earphones @ eTeknix Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Gaming Mouse @ PCPer Nixeus MODA Mechanical Keyboard @ Legit Reviews Motherboards: Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE @ techPowerUP!
  • Sony: EA Access Doesn't Represent Good Value

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Apparently Sony doesn't think $30 a year is a good deal for EA's Access program. "We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect," a Sony representative told us via email. "PlayStation Plus memberships are up more than 200% since the launch of PlayStation 4, which shows that gamers are looking for memberships that offer a multitude of services, across various devices, for one low price. We don't think asking our fans to pay an additional $5 a month for this EA-specific program represents good…
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  • European Commission Consultation On Copyright Reveals Chasm Between Views Of Public And Publishers

    Glyn Moody
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:35 am
    In January of this year, we urged Techdirt readers to express their views on copyright by participating in the European Commission's consultation on the subject. It seems that many of you did, judging by the final numbers, which have just been published by the Commission (pdf): The public consultation generated broad interest with more than 9,500 replies to the consultation document and a total of more than 11,000 messages, including questions and comments, sent to the Commission's dedicated email address. A number of initiatives were also launched by organized stakeholders that nurtured the…
  • Using Spreadsheets In Bioinformatics Can Corrupt Data, Changing Gene Names Into Dates

    Glyn Moody
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:37 pm
    A few years back, people were rather disturbed to find out about the famous Excel bug, whereby the multiplication of two numbers in Microsoft's spreadsheet gave the wrong number. It turns out there are other circumstances in which Excel (and, to be fair, presumably other spreadsheets) can give incorrect results, but they are unlikely to be encountered in typical everyday tasks. However, in the specialized world of bioinformatics, which uses computers to analyze data about genes and related areas, careless use of spreadsheets can throw up a significant numbers of errors, as this paper in BMC…
  • DailyDirt: With Super Healing Powers

    Michael Ho
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Time can heal some wounds, and technology can sometimes speed things up a bit. But regenerative medicine could really help to improve our health if we can re-grow body parts on demand. Here are just a few links on getting our bodies to heal themselves. Scientists have found lingering olfactory receptors in unexpected places -- such as the skin -- where these receptors may play a role in healing processes. Sandalwood oil which is often used in aromatherapy can bind to skin receptors and trigger skin cells to divide (and possibly help repair damage as part of a healing mechanism). [url] Several…
  • Yes, The Guys Using Legal Loopholes To Screw Over An AirBnB Host Likely Also Scammed Kickstarter Backers

    Mike Masnick
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Recently, Russ Roberts had YCombinator's Sam Altman on his absolutely wonderful podcast Econtalk, and the discussion is fantastic and worth listening to (which is true of most Econtalk episodes). Among many interesting and thought-provoking points that Altman made about innovations and new startups like AirBnB and Uber was that with those kinds of new solutions there were always the growing pains -- the stories of crazy drivers or the AirBnB guests throwing crazy house parties. Those stories generate a lot of attention, and they tend to highlight issues where service can be improved, but they…
  • 24 Hours Left To Support Our Crowdfunding Campaign On Net Neutrality: Now With Stretch Goals

    Mike Masnick
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Home stretch: Less than 24 hours left to support our net neutrality coverage » In the last 24 hours or so, you guys came through in an amazing way to shoot us past our target goal in our crowdfunding campaign to support our net neutrality reporting. Following yesterday's amazing post from former Congressional staffer Jen Hoelzer about how much reporting like Techdirt's can make a difference in DC, there was a flood of support, which was great. There's still another 24 hours or so to go in the initial campaign and we've decided to add some stretch goals, because all the crowdfunding kids…
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  • Desk Union Team Up With RBS To Launch The Bank's First Coworking Space

    Lucy Catten
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Victoria Arnold, CEO of the corporate powered work space provider, Desk Union (and Next Women Advisee), talks to The NextWomen about the company's recent deal with the Royal Bank of Scotland, to launch the bank's first co-working more
  • The First Online Market Place For Personal Travel Guidebooks

    Lucy Catten
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    On the 17th July 2014 the world’s first digital market place for independent and interactive travel guidebooks,, went online. World travelers can find an abundance of travel guidebooks that are completely independent and composed by the traveler him/herself. Travelers can choose (or share!) their favorite travel guides based on their specific wishes and be inspired by professional travel bloggers and travel more
  • Startup Accelerator Metrics: Where to Find Prototypes Worth Time & Money?

    Adriana Galue
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Startup NoiseIt is a well-known fact that startup competitions are growing at a high rate globally. From incubators and accelerators to corporations fostering their own competitions, the hunt for disruptive technological ideas seems to be endless. In a world of startup noise, how are interested parties finding prototypes of what really matters? Adriana Galue more
  • StartUp Diaries: From Big Corporate To ‘Going it Alone’

    Guest Author
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Kirstie White shares her journey and the lessons she has learned from the major corporate world to following her childhood dream of becoming her own boss. The first business I built was ‘Kirstie’s Candy Corner’. It was basically a sweet shop where I created my own sherbet and sold it profitably. The only problem was that I was just seven years old! From there, the entrepreneurial spirit just grew, and the following is a speedy journey through my career and specifically how I started in the big corporate world, but just couldn’t fight that inner entrepreneur. I hope you identify with…
  • Failing and First Drafts

    Misty W. Gibbs
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Misty W. Gibbs explores whether you need to fail or whether you just need a first draft... Fail fast and fail hard. Fail early and fail often. This message is drummed into aspiring entrepreneurs, almost like a badge of honor. The essence of the idea makes sense; you need to make mistakes to learn. And mistakes are unavoidable – you WILL make them. I have yet to meet an entrepreneur or businessperson who doesn’t have an answer to: ‘If I knew then what I know now…’read more
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  • Creating Mobile Apps with jQuery Mobile--Free 30 Page Excerpt

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    The development focuses on creating a framework compatible with a wide variety of smartphones and tablet computers made necessary by the growing but heterogeneous tablet and smartphone market. The jQuery Mobile framework is compatible with other mobile app frameworks and platforms such as PhoneGap, Worklight, and more. Creating Mobile Apps with jQuery Mobile reflects the author’s years of experience and exposes every hidden secret which will ease your mobile app development. With just a smattering of design and user experience thrown in, going through this book will allow you to…
  • jQuery Hotshot--Free 32 Page Excerpt

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    It has become the standard tool for web developers and designers to add dynamic, interactive elements to their sites, smoothing out browser inconsistencies and reducing costly development time. jQuery Hotshot walks you step by step through 10 projects designed to familiarise you with the jQuery library and related technologies. Each project focuses on a particular subject or section of the API, but also looks at something related, like jQuery's official templates, or an HTML5 feature like localStorage. Build your knowledge of jQuery and related technologies. Learn a large swathe of the API,…
  • iPad CTO Kit - including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:50 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 ManagersMove Forward With Cloud and Mobile, SecurelyTaking Your Enterprise Mobile: An Executive ChecklistThe Value of Big DataRequest Free!
  • VDI Your Users Will Love

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    With Citrix XenDesktop, you can provide access to virtualized apps and desktops from anywhere, on any device, with a great experience in any scenario.Request Free!
  • The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    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:Citrix NetScaler: A Powerful Defense against Denial of Service AttacksPC Security Handbook - 2nd EditionVirtual Patching: Lower Security Risks and CostsPractical Guide to Secure File TransfersRequest Free!
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  • Preparing Sales Teams for the Best Business Outcomes

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Developing competencies of the sales team and improving sales potential is possible through the use of emerging social collaboration technology. Social collaboration tools can enable team members to find experts and share knowledge to improve performance and find useful information residing anywhere in the organization.Watch this On-Demand webcast to learn how your organization can use social collaboration to deliver competitive differentiation in the market.Speaker:Stephan Millard, VP & Research Director - Human Capital Management, Ventana ResearchRequest Free!
  • Best Android Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Dolphin

    10 Jul 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!
  • Best Windows 8.1 Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Internet Explorer

    10 Jul 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…
  • Future of Networked Commerce: Changing How the World Interacts

    9 Jul 2014 | 4:20 pm
    The experts speak. Vivek Bapat, SAP: “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore” (André Gide). Drew Hofler, SAP: “It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed” (attributed to Charles Darwin). Reuven Gorsht, SAP: “There are no old roads to new places.” Join us for Future of Networked Commerce: Changing How the World Interacts.Listen to this Podcast to learn more!!Request Free!
  • G2 Crowd's Spring 2014 Grid℠ for Email Marketing

    9 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    When it comes to investing in email marketing, there are multiple factors to consider, including an organization's current offering, customer satisfaction and market presence. G2 Crowd evaluated ExactTarget against 12 other vendors in the space, and named ExactTarget a leader. Key findings in this report include: Highest customer satisfaction scores of any vendorLargest market presence across all vendors90% of users ranked ExactTarget 4 or 5 stars87% of users would recommend the product to their peers Learn how the different vendors stack up.Request Free!
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  • Treehugger founder Graham Hill’s “Micro Apartment” on the Market

    Chance Kinney
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:59 pm
    This 420 sq. ft. Soho apartment might look a little familiar. It’s gotten tons of press ever since owner Graham Hill showed off the results of a redesign courtesy of a couple architecture students—a redesign that packed eight rooms into one. Well, it seems like Hill is moving out, and you can move in, for a price. A high price. The apartment is being listed on the market for $995,000. If you’re unacquainted, the 420 sq ft apartment has a master bed that folds up into one of the walls, along with a moveable partition that reveals an extra guest room with two more, smaller…
  • The App Store is Full of Zombies

    Chip Chick Staff
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:46 pm
    No, we aren’t talking about Plants vs. Zombies or an uptick in Walking Dead apps. We all know how much Apple loves to brag about the number of apps on the App Store. But, what does that huge number (currently at 1,252,777) actually mean? For most app developers and smartphone users, a lot less than it would appear at first blush. Adjust is an analytics company that has dived into the numbers behind the App Store. One of the first things they reveal is that the app graveyard is pretty crowded—1.6 million apps have been uploaded since the App Store opened, meaning that about one-fifths…
  • Kodak 35mm Film Lives to See Another Day in Hollywood

    Chance Kinney
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:34 pm
    For many, the difference between film and digital recording isn’t a difference of technology, but one of medium. Movies shot on celluloid film have both tangible and psychological importance to the creators and the movie-watchers, and in the hands of masters, film can still be used to terrific and unique aesthetic effect. That’s why it’s good to know that film will still be around, at least for a little while. Kodak, one of the last few producers of 35mm and 70mm film, had planned on completely halting production of film this year. That has something to do with the fact that…
  • Intel Wants You To Make an App for This Camera

    Chip Chick Staff
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Intel’s RealSense technology is looking to take 3D scanning to the next level. We’ve already seen RealSense technology used to create floating, interactive holographic displays, but that’s an Intel creation. Intel would rather see what you can come up with, so they’re holding a contest with the greatest of all prizes—cash. The RealSense App challenge wants you to come up with an idea for an app or game using Intel’s RealSense camera. That means something taking advantage of gesture controls and 3D head tracking and scanning, so you have a wide berth. Between…
  • This Mouse Suffers From Serious Mood Swings

    Chance Kinney
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    The wired mouse is a pretty tough sell these days. Satechi is hoping that the live Pink Floyd show of the wired mouse world will lure you in. The Satechi Spectrum Mouse has LED light accents on the wheel and all around the seams and contours of the mouse. While you’re using it, you can have the mouse cycle through all seven colors, or lock onto one. Other than the pretty colors, this is your standard three-button and wheel mouse. Satechi has the Spectrum Mouse marked down to $25 for the time being, but the price will increase to $30 at some point in the future. You can pick one up…
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  • “She is Mine”, first ever Social Media Campaign by a jewelry brand that has men talking.

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:21 am
    Ever heard of an Indian jewelry brand reaching out to men? Well, if not, then international jewelry brand Malabar Gold and Diamonds, one of world’s largest jewelry retail brand, is reaching out to men for the first time and asking them to write about that special lady in their life who could be his sister, mother, daughter, wife  or that best friend. When asked about this campaign, Marketing Head for Malabar Gold and Diamonds Amjad Hussain says, “We always wanted to give Men a forum to talk about the women in their lives. Women they cherish” He adds, “What better time to do this than…
  • Soon, smartphones to draw pollution map

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    Samsung Galaxy S5, produced by Samsung Electronics is an Android smartphone and is the immediate successor to 2013′s Galaxy S4. Much before the revelation of the Galaxy 5, there was a news that the company will use eye scanner technique in its latest and elite smartphone of the year. However the news turned into a misleading clue, when Samsung replaced the “iris scanner” technology with “finger print sensor”. However, a tweet from the account @SamsungExynos states that their vision is to adapt to unique features in order to increase the security of a device. The tweet was…
  • Samsung teases eye scanner; coming to Galaxy Note 4?

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    Samsung Galaxy S5, produced by Samsung Electronics is an Android smartphone and is the immediate successor to 2013′s Galaxy S4. Much before the revelation of the Galaxy 5, there was a news that the company will use eye scanner technique in its latest and elite smartphone of the year. However the news turned into a misleading clue, when Samsung replaced the “iris scanner” technology with “finger print sensor”. However, a tweet from the account @SamsungExynos states that their vision is to adapt to unique features in order to increase the security of a device. The tweet was…
  • Your smartphones may soon be powered by water

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    The MIT scientists have found an unbelievable way by which water droplets bouncing from a high repulsive surface can be mobilized to produce electricity to operate or charge the electronic devices. Condensation is a process by which gas or vapor is converted to liquid. Last year, the discovery of some researchers concluded that during this process, the water droplets automatically jump away from the super hydrophobic surfaces. All along this process it was found that they gain electric charges. Recently the same group of researchers concluded that the stated procedure generates some amount of…
  • Apple is working on its first iBeacon hardware

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    According to the latest FCC filing, it was revealed that Apple is conducting a detailed work on the iBeacon hardware. It also suggests that the company will soon launch the micro location technology for the “smart homes “of their consumers. iBeacon uses the Bluetooth technology and wireless data in order to track the subscribed users all around the store. It is a creative way of supplying location-based services and information to iPhones and other iOS devices, which was first launched in iOS7. The apps when downloaded on your iPhone focuses on the signals which are transmitted by the…
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  • Financial Free Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:20 am
    Financial Blogger template is a professional-looking theme that’s suited for business blogs. Featuring a customizable image slider, this template will highlight links to your best posts in the header. This template is adapted from WordPress, and has 2 columns, a right sidebar, footer columns, slideshow, social bookmarking icons, tabs, a useful drop down menu, and background pattern. It has a light green-and-white color palette that shows your visitors that your blog is no-nonsense yet approachable, plus a clean and organized layout that you can fill with all the images, links, and…
  • Snortly Free Template for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am
    It was the goofy name that caught my attention, though its entire look is quite elegant. Snortly Blogger Template by PinklyTemplates has just been launched, and is perfect for photography and portfolio blogs. It features stylish widgets and professional fonts, plus a threaded commenting system and three-column footer. It’s clean and simple, with a bold transparent gray header and grid-type homepage that displays six of your latest posts. It can also display popular posts in the footer, and is optimized for Facebook. Because of its minimalist layout, your photos and images stand out…
  • Living Room Free Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Living Room Blogger Template is a classy black-and-white theme that will perfectly highlight blogs about interior decoration, home living and lifestyle, and furniture. With 2 columns, right sidebar, a slideshow menu, and rounded corners, this striking blog template will make your visitors feel like they’re peeking into an elegant home showroom. An image of a living room, also done in black and white, on the header completes the look. Living Room Blogger template also features popular posts with thumbnails and links in the sidebar. Because of its simplicity, you can also use it for…
  • Pratico Clean & Responsive Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:15 am
    Pratico is a clean and minimalist Blogger theme that focuses on simplicity so you can highlight your content better. It works well with both personal and professional blogs, so you can customize it according to your blogging needs. It also has a responsive design so your site will be displayed with ease on all mobile devices. It’s also optimized for social sharing, so your readers can easily repost your content in their respective social networking communities. It comes in both a dark and light color scheme, allowing you to set the mood according to your website’s tone. Pratico…
  • Moments Blogger Theme

    Carmela Maraan
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Quiet, understated, and elegant — this is the style of Moments theme for Blogger, as designed by New Blogger Themes. It’s great for personal blogs that place function over form, without sacrificing attractiveness. What makes Moments attractive is not only its simplicity, but its clean and stylish layout of predominantly black and white fields. It also emphasizes text posts that you can personalize from a wide selection of Google Web Fonts. Best of all, it’s responsive so your readers can enjoy viewing your blog from their mobile devices while on the go. Other features of the…
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  • Croma Launches Two Windows 8.1-Powered Tablets in India, Starting at Rs 13,990

    Manish Singh
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:03 am
    Several new Windows 8-powered tablets have made their way to the market over the past few months. Today, Croma added two more tablets to the mix. The companies at an event in New Delhi launched two Windows 8.1-powered tablets that are powered by Intel processors. Croma 1179 Tablet sports an 8-inch... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Stream Torrents Directly to Apple TV with TorrenTV Cross-platform App

    Radu Tyrsina
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    Normally, you wouldn’t associate the term ‘Apple’ with ‘torrents’, mainly because of the company’s strict rules in this matter. However, there are tools that you can use with Apple’s products to download or to stream torrents. TorrenTV is that kind of tool,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Update Official: 7 New Important Features

    Radu Tyrsina
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    It hasn’t been so long sine Windows Phone 8.1 was released and now Microsoft has made official the first major update. The very first update to Windows Phone 8.1 will be available in preview form for developers next week. It brings some really useful new features to users around the world.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gone in Five Seconds: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Xiaomi Mi 3 in India

    Nimish Dubey
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    “Flipkart and Xiaomi today announced that this week’s entire Mi 3 stock was sold out in 5 seconds” So begins a press release that arrived in our inbox a few hours ago. On the surface, this is very good news for both companies, and Xiaomi in particular. There is a lot of interest in its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Microsoft Working on a Lumia “Selfie” Smartphone, Codenamed Superman

    Radu Tyrsina
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    A few days ago, we reported that Microsoft was launched the cheapest Lumia smartphone yet, the Lumia 530. But it seems that more new handsets are being prepared in Microsoft’s secret labs. Well, not so secret, since the online environment has been abuzz today with rumors suggesting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Our Exhibition Stall in mBillionth

    C.R. Venkatesh
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:17 am
    DCI participated in mBillionth by showcasing its products, services and digital innovations in an exhibition organized as part of the one-day event. Held at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on July 18, 2014, the expo provided us with significant opportunities to benchmark ourselves against leading IT service providers, boost the profile and brand influence of our firm, and interact with potential customers. mBillionth Award, an initiative of the Digital Empowerment Foundation, is a platform that explores the latent potential of the mobile & telecom sector across 8 countries in South…
  • 6 Steps to Create a Successful Social Media Strategy Plan

    Caroline Prince
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:35 am
    Every business, be it a well-established brand or an up and coming start-up, knows that social media is an essential part of a solid business strategy. A social media strategy does not simply involve setting up accounts across various platforms and expecting your customer base to magically increase. Just like with any other business plan, a social media strategy requires diligent thought and planning before being put into action. If you are planning to integrate a social media strategy into your business plan, but are not sure of where to begin, here are six steps to help you on your way: 1.
  • 10-Step Checklist to Build & Market a Successful App [Infographic]

    C.R. Venkatesh
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:34 am
    We’ve just launched the 11th infographic in our information graphic series, which details the nitty-gritty of app development and marketing that app creators will need to look into to be successful in their efforts. 10-Step Checklist to Build & Market a Successful App details the necessary course of action – step-by-step from app concept to launch – to help apps reach their full potential. Serving as a business model for developers and creative hopefuls, the infographic is composed of foundational notes and operational checkpoints as well as tips for general success.
  • 5 Effective Ways to Monetize Freemium Apps

    Raja Manoharan
    23 May 2014 | 3:21 am
    App monetization is a hot topic today. More and more app developers are finding that their users don’t want to pay to download an app – they want it free, and they’re willing to suffer through advertising and other marketing methods to get that free price point. In fact, free apps routinely outperform paid apps in all categories save a couple (business utilities and navigation). Does that mean you’re doomed never to make a profit from your efforts? Not at all. Freemium has become the new standard, and some experts expect it to account for up to 93% of the global app market in just a…
  • Top 6 Tips to Get Your Content Shared

    Mercy Livingstone
    13 May 2014 | 3:14 am
    Getting your content shared is essential for anyone engaged in online marketing of any kind. Going “viral” is the goal, but it’s harder to achieve than you might realize. Truth be told, there’s no golden rule, no magic bullet, that guarantees your content will go viral. In fact, most marketing experts have no idea why one post goes viral when another doesn’t achieve that critical mass. However, while viral spread might be the Holy Grail of online marketing, creating content that get shared is more important. You might never attain “viral” status, but good content that’s shared…
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  • BlackBerry Passport first look

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Phone Arena has a short video up in which the BlackBerry Passport gets introduced. The unique hardware keyboard whose entire surface is also a touchpad gets demonstrated. Typical of a BlackBerry, the Passport employs a portrait style QWERTY keyboard. However, this time around, they've minimized the layout by shrinking the row of buttons to a mere 3 - as opposed to the 4 we're normally accustomed to seeing. Additionally, numbers and punctuations aren't available through the keyboard, but they've been turned into virtual keys that sit above the top row for quick access. And during our demo, we…
  • Microsoft reveals Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm
    As expected, Microsoft is finally revealing all there is about Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1. Known internally as GDR1 for 'general distribution release,' this update is one of two for the 8.1 operating system in 2014. The news comes out of Beijing, China where Microsoft's Joe Belfiore announced the release during his keynote, in addition to the expansion of Cortana to the UK and China. Coming next week for Preview for Developers. If Microsoft can keep this pace of updates up, they've got something very good going. A very welcome contrast to the slow and monolithic approach the company took…
  • Another day, another sensationalist, unfounded security story

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    Dan Goodin, at Ars Technica, is writing about a security flaw in Android. It's got all the usual scary-scary language about doom and gloom, quotes from antivirus peddlers, and it wasn't long until sensationalist Apple site AppleInsider took it all one step further (relevant). So, is this a real security threat, or are we looking at sensationalism run amok? This is the issue in a nutshell. The Fake ID vulnerability stems from the failure of Android to verify the validity of cryptographic certificates that accompany each app installed on a device. The OS relies on the credentials when…
  • Arment on 'app rot'

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    We've touched on this topic several times already - most recently only a few days ago: the application store model is facing some serious issues at the moment, to the heavy detriment of users and developers alike. If you don't want to take my word for it - and really, you shouldn't, as you should make up your own mind - Marco Arment has written a great summary of all the problems the application store model is facing, with a lot of quotes from other sources to come to a good overview. Apple's App Store design is a big part of the problem. The dominance and prominence of "top lists" stratifies…
  • seL4 microkernel released as open source

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:34 am
    General Dynamics C4 Systems and NICTA are pleased to announce the open sourcing of seL4, the world's first operating-system kernel with an end-to-end proof of implementation correctness and security enforcement. It is still the world's most highly-assured OS. And here's the code.
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  • Synology Embedded DataStation EDS14 Review

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Small enough to fit comfortably in the palm of your hand, the diminutive Synology EDS14 is unlike any other NAS appliance you’re likely to come across. Not least because it doesn’t have room inside for any disks, just a couple of USB ports for external disk attachment and a slot to take high-speed flash […]
  • PlayStation Now Review

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:50 pm
    and game library Update: We’ve had even more time with PlayStation Now ahead of its public beta launch. Check out page three for our initial impressions from CES 2014 and for more information. A lot can change in two years. On July 2, 2012, Sony bought the then-barely-known cloud gaming service, GaiKai, to the […]
  • GDC 2014: Oculus Rift Review

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Hands on at Comic-Con and GDC 2014 Update: Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2 is on its way to game makers and it’s also now being used for by movie studios, so we revised our hands-on review. As Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2 starts shipping to pre-order customers this month, we have gotten more face time […]
  • LG G Pad 10.1 Review

    Digital Trends
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:17 pm
    The LG G Pad tablets won’t win any awards for best tablet, but they are decent, mid-range devices that will perform most basic tasks well. (7 out of 10) Pros Decent power for the price Simple design Runs Android 4.4 KitKat Cons Wide bezels around the displays Not a full 1080p screen There are […]
  • A Guide to DFS_FILE_SYSTEM Blue Screen of Death Error

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The DFS_FILE_SYSTEM Blue Screen of Death Error is a critical and fatal error which is normally caused by an unstable system registry. The error also occurs when a system file that is supposedly required to run the software is corrupted or damaged. One can be aware of the error’s presence due to a lot of […]
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  • Kim Kardashian, an Unlikely Mobile Video Game Hit

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:26 pm
    The game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood generated $1.6 million in revenue during its first five days on the market.
  • Square Plans a New, Chip-Friendly Credit Card Reader

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The reader will look much the same as the current one, about the size of a box of matches; it's what's inside that counts.
  • Daily Report: World Cup Gives Twitter a Lift

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    Twitter has demonstrated an ability to extract more ad revenue from each user, and it is adding products that let it sell ads in other companies’ apps.
  • Seattle Takes Oracle’s Cloud

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:21 pm
    The Pacific Northwest city continues its rise as the world's center of cloud computing, moving from infrastructure to applications. Oracle is kicking off a 100-person engineering facility, which over time is expected to affect sales, training, and much more of how Oracle works with customers.
  • The ‘Sharing Economy’ Goes White-Collar

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    In some ways, the new focus Uber and Airbnb are putting on business professionals is a risky maneuver as regulators have grown increasingly interested in how the services operate.
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  • [Video] ‘The Empty Car Convoy’ : Hyundai Cars To Get Smarter

    Deepesh Agarwal
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Adding another entry to the growing list of smart automotive features including more and more technology. Assuring us once again that we could be seeing automated self-driving cars in "near future", Hyundai has released a video titled The Empty Car Convoy which shows six 2015 Hyundai Genesis cars driven by stunt drivers until one by one they jump out of the vehicles in order to allow the cars drive on their own.
  • Apple Siri Vs Microsoft Cortana

    Deepesh Agarwal
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:57 am
    "Now that is a smartphone," admits Siri as the comparison ends in the latest Windows Phone 8.1 commercial promoted by Microsoft. Pitting the Apple’s Siri digital assistant against the newly unveiled Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1, the advertisement shows how an iPhone 5S pitted against a low-end Lumia 635 fairs as Cortana handles location-based reminders, along with traffic alerts which Siri is not able to do. Do enjoy the "Siri vs. Cortana - Happy Anniversary" commercial shared below.
  • MicroXwin Runs Debian & Android Together, Works Faster On Raspberry Pi

    Deepesh Agarwal
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:07 am
    X- Window System is the core graphic-framework for Unix/Linux desktops. Sadly, it does not works very well with low-power mini-pc's like Raspberry Pi and therefore alternatives like Wayland are being developed. MicroXwin is a kernel-based X Windows implementation, which claims to be the smallest and fastest X implementation promising a faster, stable and has low-latency GUI on mini-pc's with the added advantage of being a unified Linux distribution that can run Android and Debian/Ubuntu applications simultaneously. Both Android and Debian apps run at native speeds and unlike other hacks…
  • KDE Plasma 5.0 : A Visually Stunning Desktop Experience

    Deepesh Agarwal
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:42 am
    KDE is one of the most popular desktop interface on Linux platform, the new Plasma 5.0 upgrade brings the much-awaited fresh new look with a cleaner interface on top of a new graphics stack. The update provides users visually updated core desktop experience which is not only easier but also familiar to the user. Plasma 5.0 introduces a new major version of KDE's workspace offering. The new Breeze artwork concept introduces cleaner visuals and improved readability. Central work-flows have been streamlined, while well-known overarching interaction patterns are left intact. Plasma 5.0 improves…
  • [Video] iPhone 6 Front Panel Seems To Be Not Made Of What Everybody Was Anticipating...

    Deepesh Agarwal
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    The iPhone 6 front-panel glass which was first thought to be Sapphire could actually be a composite material as shown in the video below.
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  • The NYT’s Chronicle: A Timeline of the Usage of Words & Phrases

    Rex Hammock
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:01 pm
    (Above: According to Chronicle, the word “Rex” peaked a century ago. Oh well.) The New York Times has opened to the public a graphing tool called Chronicle, an N-gram viewer that generates a timeline chart of the usage of a word or phrase appearing in the New York Times during the past 162 years. The tool is very similar to Google’s Ngram Viewer a graphing tool that generates a timeline of words or phrases appearing in books scanned into the database of Google Books. Alexis Lloyd, Chronicle’s creator, explains it in this blog post. Quote: Two years ago, I created…
  • How John Seigenthaler Changed Wikipedia

    Rex Hammock
    12 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    John Seigenthaler, the legendary editor of Nashville’s daily newspaper, The Tennessean, died yesterday (Friday, July 11, 2014) in his Nashville home. In addition to recounting his remarkable career in journalism and public service, an event nine years ago that’s now referred to by early contributors to Wikipedia as “the Wikipedia Seigenthaler incident” earned a paragraph in Mr. Seigenthaler’s New York Time’s obituary. As a Nashvillian and admirer of Mr. Seigenthaler for decades, I was angered in 2005 by that thoughtless and vulgar prank that became one of…
  • A Simple, Clever, Why Didn’t I Think of That Idea

    Rex Hammock
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    For years, I’ve been fascinated with the ways in which one can tell stories with maps using simple tools Google Maps provides. (Since my first attempt at doing it, the tools have become incredibly more sophisticated). On the website for the public radio show, This American Life, I just ran across a map-as-feature that I can’t recall seeing on another news site. It could be on lots of them, I just don’t recall ever having seen it. And it could have been on This American Life’s website for years, but I just saw it for the first time today. This American Life calls the…
  • The Pundit’s Worst Fear: When Facts Don’t Support the Narrative

    Rex Hammock
    13 Jun 2014 | 4:56 am
    All week, anyone who follows the news has been carpet-bombed with punditry informing them that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s defeat was because he supported immigration reform. Yet now, polls on both the right and left are revealing that immigration reform was far down on the list of issues that influenced the election’s outcome. Reporting on a poll conducted by Americans for a Conservative Direction, Politico says, “Only 22 percent of Virginia residents who voted for Cantor’s opponent, Dave Brat, cited immigration as the primary reason for their vote. About 77…
  • This Interactive Chart is Great, Except for How it’s Not

    Rex Hammock
    6 Jun 2014 | 8:44 am
    I really want to love this epic interactive chart on as much as I’ve loved previous ones. It certainly succeeds in what it set out to do: present data in a visual form that comes as close as possible to demonstrating the unequal distribution of economic impact during the period in time popularly called, “the Great Recession.” I want to love it because it is so rooted in principles I appreciate as a reader: the use of devices such as “sparklines” that enable a vast array of datapoints to be displayed together, in one cohesive, easily comprehensible…
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  • Getting started with drones

    Paul Stamatiou
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Drone. Quadcopter. Phantom. Dronie. You’ve no doubt heard about these terms with increasing gusto in recent months. They are everywhere in the news now; from seeing more dronies slide into your Twitter timeline and taking dronecations with Travel By Drone to an influx of startups taking drone tech to new heights. Heck, even Martha Stewart got in on the act with her piece on drones in TIME yesterday. Some of my dronies What exactly am I talking about when I say drone? Drone tends to imply a fully autonomous, sometimes GPS-guided unmanned aerial vehicle. While much of what I’m about to…
  • Provide meaning with motion

    Paul Stamatiou
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Last week I attended Google I/O for the first time and participated on a small panel about cross-platform design challenges. There was so much going on that it was a bit of sensory overload, much like walking down the Las Vegas strip for the first time. Google announced many welcomed Android improvements such as a battery saver mode and lock-screen notifications; something you'd previously need to use add-ons for as mentioned in Android is better. More uses of the Android operating system emerged: Android Wear, Android Auto and Android TV. A smartphone won't be the only thing that comes to…
  • 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…
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  • How to Download Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Now

    SK Mezanul Haque
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    During WWDC 2014, Apple unveiled the next iteration of its Mac OS X operating system, OS X 10.10 codename OS X Yosemite. Apple also promised to release OS X Yosemite beta for everyone. Keeping its promise, Apple opened the doors of OS X Yosemite beta program. If you have a compatible Mac you can download and install OS X Yosemite Beta to test a preview of the operating system. How to get into the OS X Beta Program and download OS X Yosemite Beta now? To get into the OS X Beta Program, you need to first sign up through the official OS X Beta Program site. You will need a working Apple ID to…
  • SpeedyFox Review: Easily Boost Firefox, Chrome And More In One-Click

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    SpeedyFox is a free portable software available for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms. The developers of SpeedyFox claims to boost performance of Firefox, Chrome, third-party web browsers built on them and more. SpeedyFox eliminates fragmentation and compresses the databases to optimize applications it supports. Without much adieu, let’s see how this portable application works and if it really live up to its expectations. SpeedyFox Review Introduction In the big world of web browsers, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are the most popular browsers. They give the best web browsing…
  • How To Install iOS Update On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    SK Mezanul Haque
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:23 pm
    iOS 7.1.2 update is now available for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. When a new iOS update releases, people who are new to the iOS world, wonders how to install iOS update. So, here we are with a simple tutorial that will help you out. There are three ways to install iOS update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device. The easiest way is to install iOS update via over-the-air (OTA). The next procedure allows you to install update using iTunes. This is useful if you fail to install the update via OTA. The third method involves using a IPSW file to update your…
  • Download iOS 7.1.2 Update For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    SK Mezanul Haque
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Apple released a new update for all compatible iOS devices. iOS 7.1.2 is now available for download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. iOS 7.1.2 is the second minor update to iOS 7.1. It comes after more than two months of iOS 7.1.1 release. The latest iOS update brings with it bug fixes and security updates. The official change log highlights fixes for iBeacon, data transfer and mail attachment encryption. iOS 7.1.2 Update Change log The latest update improves iBeacon connectivity and stability. Fixes a bug related to data transfer for third-party accessories and bar code scanners. iOS…
  • Windows 9 May Be Offered As Free Upgrade For Windows 8.1 Users

    SK Mezanul Haque
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:49 pm
    The websphere is buzzing aloud with the rumor that Microsoft may offer the next version of Windows, Windows 9 as a free upgrade (or at a discounted price) for Windows 8.1 Update 2 consumers. Although nothing is announced officially but according to WZOR (a Russian group which is popular for leaks related to Microsoft products), Windows 9 may be released as free upgrade. This move (if Microsoft makes) may be similar to what its competitor Apple has adopted. The move makes sense in the present scenario of release and distribution of operating systems. Almost all competitors is now offering…
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  • Tambola Tickets Made With Emojis

    Amit Agarwal
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    We were choosing a game for an upcoming kids party and tambola (or housie or bingo depending on which part of the world you live) was a clear and unanimous choice. The rules of game are simple, you can download the PDFs and print the tickets at home and even adults are likely to enjoy this game. The regular tambola tickets contain numbers but for this party, we wanted a little variation. How about replacing numbers on the ticket with the more visual emojis (see example) that almost everyone can instantly recognize now thanks to the growing popularity of Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and other…
  • Clean-up the “Open With” Menu of your Mac

    Amit Agarwal
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    The “Open With” menu of your Mac, that you get when you right-click (or control-click) a file in the Finder window, may become extremely cluttered with time containing duplicate entries or even stale ones pointing to applications that are no longer installed on your Apple computer. Here’s an example: If the “Open With” menu of your Mac is also messy and filled with applications that you no longer use, you can easily clean it up by rebuilding the Launch Services database with a simple Terminal command. Open the Terminal app of your Mac and switch to the…
  • A Chrome App Helps You Stop Procrastinating

    Amit Agarwal
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Most anti-procrastination apps on the web help you stay focussed and increase productivity by blocking time wasting websites. The thinking goes that if these online distractions are gone, you are more likely to focus on actual work. Alex MacCaw has created Motivation, a Chrome app that takes a slightly different approach. It replaces the new tab page of your Google Chrome with a real-time counter that displays your incrementing age. Every time you launch Chrome, or open a new tab in the browser, the extension works as a sobering reminder that the clock is ticking away. That may motivate you…
  • A Twitter Search Trick You Didn’t Know About

    Amit Agarwal
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Tweetdeck, the popular app for Twitter, offers a very useful search feature that helps you discover the more popular (viral) tweets for any search term very easily. While setting up a search column inside Tweetdeck (see screenshot), you can define an “engagement level” so that tweets that have been retweeted or favorited at least ‘n’ times only show up in the search results. The engagement filter surfaces the best tweets and removes the noise from Twitter search results but the most surprising part is that Twitter has not made this filter available outside Tweetdeck.
  • The Best Places to Find Free, High-Res Images for your Website

    Amit Agarwal
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Good, high-quality images add visual interest to your website. Another reason why photos have become so important is because web pages that include good photos get better engagement when shared on social sites like Twitter and Facebook. Download High Quality Images for Free The web offers billions of photos that are just a Google search away. The images that are in public domain, or licensed under the Creative Commons license, can be used without any copyright issues. The only problem is that Google may not always surface the best content that is free. Their algorithms, at least for image…
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    Wardell Design Blog

  • The Basics of Awesome Product Photography

    Osterr Wight
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    Whether you’re creating an image library for use in web or advertising material or setting up an online store, chances are that many of your potential customers are going to be introduced to your product via a photograph. You only get one chance to make an impact with your first impression, so make sure the […] Related posts: The Basics of Good Web Design How LinkedIn Killed Your Resume 4 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know About Your iPhone
  • How an Eye-catching Website Design Can Help Generate More Followers for Your Blog

    Osterr Wight
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Companies these days spend millions on branding and packaging. Not because they like pretty things but because it directly leads to higher sales. We buy with our eyes and what’s inside the box takes the back seat. Websites are no different. Only when your blog looks good will the readers stay to see what you […] Related posts: The Basics of Good Web Design 10 Slick New Fonts for Design 5 Tips To Blog Often & Effectively
  • Tips for Keeping your Confidential Files Safe

    Osterr Wight
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:57 pm
      The ramifications of lax data control and security can be devastating. Stolen or leaked trading secrets and personal information can result in bankruptcy and falsified identifications, completely transforming the lives of those affected. With so much at stake, it is therefore important to invest in a secure, well-thought-out storage system for either your business […] Related posts: Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City Things to Consider When Buying a Communication System. 4 tips for your Business Facebook page
  • Things to Consider When Buying a Communication System.

    Osterr Wight
    29 May 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Great! So you’ve decided that a new phone system is in order. Excellent decision. Statistics show that up to 70 per cent of businesses with outdated phone systems report that they are unable to keep up with the current demands of the business world. If you happen to be one of them the following information […] Related posts: 4 tips for your Business Facebook page Tips for Keeping your Confidential Files Safe Updating Your Logo
  • The Basics of Good Web Design

    Osterr Wight
    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
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  • InDesign CC 2014 review: Better e-book tools, easier workflows

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    In reviews of previous versions of InDesign, the looming question was always, “Is this version worth the cost of the upgrade or can I skip it?” But with Adobe’s switch to the Creative Cloud subscription model, this question is meaningless. Every subscriber receives the latest version as soon as it’s available. Based on the quality of updates released since Creative Cloud was launched a little over a year ago, the result of Adobe’s subscription model seems to be good for customers. Bolstered by the confidence that they’ll receive your ongoing upgrade dollars, Adobe is spending less…
  • The one LinkedIn profile tip everyone should know: Use Work Samples to show off your achievements

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Everyone has a LinkedIn profile now, so yours needs to stand out—and there’s one simple way to do it that a lot of people still don’t bother to do. It’s called Work Samples. It's a relatively new feature in LinkedIn (especially if you’re one of those people that doesn’t look at your profile that often—ahem!), and it can turn your profile from a plain old e-resume into a more visually rich representation of you and your best work. It takes just a few minutes to use Work Samples to spruce up your profile. Here’s how. To the left, you can see my LinkedIn profile without any work…
  • Facebook app gives free Internet to mobile users in Zambia

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Facebook introduced an app on Thursday that will give mobile phone subscribers in Zambia access to a set of free basic mobile data services—and Facebook.The app is part of Facebook’s project that aims to bring Internet access to the two thirds of the world’s population that doesn’t have it. With the app, people can browse a set of health, employment and local information services without data charges, Facebook said on Thursday.“By providing free basic services via the app, we hope to bring more people online and help them discover valuable services they might not have…
  • 12 powerful websites that can replace your desktop software

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Browsers get brawnyThe World Wide Web sure ain't what it used to be, and when it comes to getting things done anywhere and everywhere, that's a good thing. Once, the idea of working in your browser was nothing more than a pipe dream. And the idea of replacing desktop software with online alternatives completely? Pfah! Ridiculous.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Sony profit leaps on PlayStation 4 strength

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:45 am
    The hit PlayStation 4 game console and PS4 network revenue helped power Sony to a net profit of ¥26.8 billion (US$261 million) in the April to June quarter, a jump up from ¥3.1 billion a year earlier.Sony’s film segment, buoyed by the success of “The Amazing Spider Man 2,” was another factor that helped boost overall sales by 5.8 percent to ¥1.8 trillion, Sony said on Thursday. Foreign exchange rates also worked in the company’s favor.More than half of all PS4 users have subscribed to PlayStation Plus services for the console, Sony CFO Kenichiro Yoshida told an earnings…
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    Data Connections

  • The Odata Connection

    Jeff Reser
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Data access for mobile and web apps has long been a pain point for many businesses, but the problem is becoming increasingly challenging as more and more people turn to turn smartphones as their primary devices. This is putting pressure on businesses to develop apps, and develop them fast. The lack of standardized connectivity, such as an ODBC or JDBC equivalent for mobile development, left a lot of data siloed and underutilized. However, with the recently announced capabilities of DataDirect Cloud, businesses can leverage the Open Data Protocal (OData) to address those issues. For those that…
  • Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Wrangling Data

    Dustin Smith
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    Dustin Smith, Product Marketing Manager at Tableau Software If you’re in sales or marketing then it’s very likely you have a data wrangling addiction. Don’t deny it, we’ve all been there. You hop between any number of systems in a given day (Salesforce, Eloqua, Oracle, SQL Server, HubSpot, etc.) and the only way to take control of your world is to dump all that data into one place and try to make some sense of it. For many it starts innocently enough by just needing to mash-up two Excel spreadsheets. Soon, however, it spirals out of control as the data gets bigger and you keep adding…
  • Oracle Data Integrator ETL JDBC source for Eloqua marketing cloud

    Sumit Sarkar
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    For many Oracle Data Integrator professionals, there is growing demand to consume SaaS data such as Oracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud.  Let’s get real, you’re responsible for supporting a wide range of data sources and may have never heard of Eloqua.  But with standards based JDBC connectivity to SaaS data – you become an instant marketing data scientist delivering aggressive requirements from demanding business sponsors. My favorite feature of ODI remains the standard JDBC support and the platform’s commitment to heterogeneous data sources.  JDBC support is the first key feature…
  • The 7 Bad Data Habits That Hamper Sales Operation Success

    Dion Picco
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    It’s all too easy to fall into bad habits at the office: browsing social media, online shopping during business hours, or maybe even sneaking glimpses of World Cup matches when you should be finishing that critical report. But what about the habits we don’t even realize we’re repeating day in and day out? These commonplace behaviors can seriously damage your chances of success, especially if you’re a member of the sales team working with large amounts of customer and prospect data. If you want to stand above the crowd with a sales operation that’s the envy of your peers, you must…
  • The Seven Deadly Sins of Data Analysts

    Adam Breakey
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:20 am
    With business success increasingly dependent on effective data management, expectations are set pretty high for BI analysts these days. Rising pressures often lead to cutting corners and invalid data. Not good! Especially because some of these offenses can put your organization in deadly peril. Tread carefully and be mindful that you aren’t guilty of the seven deadly sins of data analysts: Worshipping False Idols: Poor Data Quality. You may be the high priest of your organization’s data but are you misleading your flock with unreliable, unverified data? You’d better sharpen up your act…
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  • TTS Video Maker – Create Amazing Text To Speech Videos In Minutes

    Daniel Lew
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:16 pm
    You and me know that Video marketing is one of the best tools to promote products and services, but there is a problem: We are all bored of those slideshow videos. Who watch those only text or only images videos? We had enough of that, it is 2014 and we deserve better. What if I [...]
  • VIDINFUSION – Video Marketing Application

    Daniel Lew
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
                          Want to make your videos go viral? While also generating leads, traffic and making sales directly from your videos? Then I have something very special I want to share with you. It’s called… VIDINFUSION! Click Here To Get It Before Price Rises VidInfusion is [...]
  • Software Instantly Builds 20 PLR Sales Funnels

    Daniel Lew
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Being a PLR Marketer – the ONE thing that would make my life really easy (and profitable) is if I had someone to automatically launch products and sales funnels for me… RIGHT? Imagine having a software that lets you create ready to sell products and COMPLETE Sales Funnels in just a few clicks.. Introducing Sales [...]
  • SiteBildz – The Ultimate Website Builder

    Daniel Lew
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    Today I have something special to share with you. I’m sure by now you’ve heard about how easy affiliate marketing is supposed to be. I mean, a lot of marketers love to tell you that in their email before they offer up the?latest whiz-bang gizmo for sale. The harsh reality is affiliate marketing can be [...]
  • Media Leverage Pro – Doors Open 7th July

    Daniel Lew
    29 Jun 2014 | 4:45 am
    WANTED TO EVER LEVERAGE HOT LEADS FOR ANY NICHE that have recently spent money so you know they are going to spend on your services right away? IM TALKING ABOUT CLIENTS WHO HAVE SPENT MONEY IN THE PAST FEW DAYS OR WEEKS. This is when customers are most hottest! NOT when they are 6 months [...]
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    Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  • Are You Ready?

    ITVibes Support
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:36 pm
    The Woodlands economy is growing. Are you ready for the growth? Is your web branding ready for the growth? These are important questions you should be asking yourself right now. Several major retailers are planning to open stores in The Woodlands in the next 12 months, adding hundreds of new jobs to an already robust retail employment market, according to Impact News. Whole Foods, Costco, and HEB, just to name a few, will be opening stores soon in The Woodlands. Not to mention all the jobs coming to the greater Houston area because of the Exxon Mobil mega campus. As our local economy soars,…
  • Customer Appreciation Day – August 14

    ITVibes Support
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Celebrating Our Customers  ITVibes is celebrating you – our customers – with a Customer Appreciation Day on August 14, 2014 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce in the Lake Shore Board Room. It will be a “Lunch and Learn”. Jill Cufr, ITVibes Content Manager, will be presenting on Content Marketing – SEO and Blogging Tips. Schedule: 11:30-12:00         Check-In and Catered Lunch 12:00-12:15         Introductions 12:15-1:00           Content Marketing Seminar – SEO and Blogging Tips 1:00-2:00             Questions, Feedback, and…
  • 9 Tips for Beginning Bloggers

    ITVibes Support
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Tips for Beginning Bloggers Often clients ask us for quick tips or basic information to help them get started with blog writing. Sometimes they are apprehensive about posting blogs because they think they need to be perfect or written by professional writers. We provided the following tips with the hopes of easing your concerns about blogging: Try to blog at least once a week because it helps with your search engine rankings. However, if you can’t do it each week, don’t stress out. Try to do it twice a month in the beginning then when you feel more comfortable with writing blogs, you…
  • 10 Ways to Make Your Business Blog Rock

    ITVibes Support
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Do Your Blogs Rock? Or do they fall flat because you don’t know what to say or how to say it? Do your blog postings provide helpful information for your community, industry, and clients? These are the questions you need to ask yourself before you begin your blog. It’s important that your content has a purpose, speaks to your target audience, and does not waste your readers’ time. Here are 10 ways to improve your blog postings and keep your readers coming back for more: 1.)    Tell your story – People like stories. They are powerful because your readers can relate to them and learn…
  • Homes Over Texas

    itvibes tech
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Conroe Web Design & Marketing Stacey has been a resident of Clear Lake, Houston, Huntsville, Spring, Conroe, and Willis area since 1979. Having lived in and around this area for the majority of her life, Stacey not only knows about Conroe, she also has a vast knowledge of the entire area. Before Stacey received her real estate license, she was the #1 sales person of her former employer, year after year. From previously working in sales, combined with what she knows about the real estate market, she understands the importance of customer service, communication, and managing the processes…
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  • LG G3 vs Sony Xperia Z2

    Furqan Shahid
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    Sony released the Xperia Z2 back in April, earlier this year while LG waited few more months and finally released the company’s latest brainchild The LG G3, built on the foundations that were laid down by the LG G2. However, as compared to the predecessor, the G3 is extremely improved. It offers a better screen with higher resolution, faster processor and more freedom in terms of usability. Whereas, the Z2 isn’t as behind as it may sound. The camera is improved over the Z1 and now offers 4k video recording at 30 frames per second as well as slow motion videos at 120 frames per…
  • The Best Gallery Apps For Android

    Furqan Shahid
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Most of the people who are buying the smart phones is because of the impressive cameras we are getting. Whether it is HTC, Sony, Samsung or LG. The OEMs make sure they put in the best cameras. However, not every user loves the default gallery. Despite having enough functionality, some people love the artistic flare you can get in several third party gallery apps. Luckily, when you are using an Android, you know there is enough stuff on the Google Play Store to ensure that you won’t have any issues finding what you want. As with other apps, Play Store holds a variety of gallery apps that…
  • Is Motorola Working on The Next Nexus?

    Furqan Shahid
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Over the past couple of months, we have been hearing a lot of stuff surrounding Nexus and what is the future of Nexus phones. We have heard that Google is planning on dropping the Nexus and starting a new program called Android Silver which will basically have devices from different manufactures. But then again, the program isn’t happening any time before next year so we still have some time to see where Google goes with the Nexus line up. We have been hearing talks about HTC developing the Nexus tablet, but what of a Nexus phone? The last 2 Nexus phones were from LG (Nexus 4 and Nexus…
  • Best Tips and Tricks for Xperia Z2

    Furqan Shahid
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    Yesterday we covered the method of rooting your Xperia Z2 on the latest firmware. The phone is no doubt a great device that has a lot of potential going on. Like every phone Xperia Z2 also comes with some really handy features and amazing specs. Sadly, if you are buying this phone just for the looks it has to offer, you are going to need some times to get a hold of the device. If you have recently purchased an Xperia Z2 and you are looking for an easy way around the device, you have come to the right place. As personally owning the device, it is safe to say that there’s a lot more to…
  • Purported Photos of Motorola Moto X+1 Leaked

    Furqan Shahid
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    This just in, the latest leaked photos of the upcoming Motorola Moto X+1 just made rounds on the internet showing the phone from almost all the angles. Last we heard, Motorola was planning on releasing the phone somewhere this Summer. However, the details went pretty scarce after that, and now we have fresh batch of leaked photos, courtesy of Android Police. The pictures show the phone donning the white colour as well as a custom wooden back. The camera lens seems quite big though. According to the person who leaked the photos, these pictures are of a prototype that is near to the finale…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • 5 Insanely Productive Blogging Tools You Should Have

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    ‘1,500 years ago, everybody knew that the Earth was the center of the universe. 500 years ago, everybody knew that the Earth was flat. And 15 minutes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Things To Do Before Reviewing A Product (Checklist)

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    As I know that most of the newbie bloggers write a review article of a product without knowing what it does. It is weird to write articles or reviews... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • MacX Video Converter Pro : Convert, Download, Record & Edit Video

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:52 pm
    MacX Video Converter Pro – Why do we need video converter? Videos exist in hundreds of different formats and various codecs turn that number... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Value Of Reviews In Technology Online Retail

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Where did you buy the device on which you are reading this article right now? At a store or at an online shop? If I had to make an educated guess, I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 6 Devastating Internet Scams People Still Fall For (But Shouldn’t)

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    We all hate fraudsters and hackers. Nobody of us wants to run into a scam and lose our precious wealth. Especially in a world, where every 2 out of 7... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Bright Side of News*

  • Great Deal on a Backup Battery Charger

    Anshel Sag
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    We caught wind of a pretty sweet backup battery deal on, a daily deal website now owned by Amazon. This is for the Gorilla Gadgets CHR-150 Uhuru! 16,800 mAh External Portable Battery Pack Charger with LED Screen. Why is this a great deal? Because Amazon is selling it right now for $70, but is selling it for $40 and the suggested retail price is $140. But what makes this thing awesome? Well, other than the fact that it comes with three different charging connectors (microUSB, lightning and Apple 30-pin), it can also fully charge an iPad and an iPhone and probably still have…
  • BitTorrent Bleep, Secure Peer to Peer Chat Client

    Anshel Sag
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Tired of the NSA monitoring everything that you do? Or at least the fear that they might be for no reason? Well, the people at BitTorrent have created a new encrypted peer to peer chat client that enables truly secure chat between two people. The application is called BitTorrent Bleep and is an end to end encrypted peer to peer chat client which is designed to completely remove any vulnerabilities in the chatting process. You can also send voice messages via BitTorrent Bleep, so voice communication is secure as well, unlike other services like Skype. BitTorrent Bleep Screen BitTorrent Bleep…
  • Virgin Mobile Laughs Away Net Neutrality with New Plans

    Anshel Sag
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:44 pm
    As if Sprint wasn’t already fairly out of touch with their consumers, they’ve once again found a way to make it clear that they are. This time, they have done it through a series of new plans through one of their prepaid subsidiaries, Virgin Mobile. Virgin Mobile is one of Sprint’s prepaid subsidiaries, including Boost Mobile as well, that has recently undergone some plan pricing changes in order to try to attract consumers amid competition from T-Mobile which has forced other carriers to be more competitive with their plans as well. Since Sprint’s adjustment of Boost…
  • AMD Announces 64-bit ARM Opteron A1100-Series Dev Kit

    Anshel Sag
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm
    AMD [NYSE:AMD] has announced that they are making available their AMD Opteron A1100-Series developer kit to developers, using the company’s own 64-bit ARM A57-based CPU codenamed “Seattle”. These developer kits, which will be priced at a hefty $2,999 dollars will enable developers of enterprise applications to code their applications for AMD’s 64-bit ARM server processors. AMD is currently the only company offering a full ARM server stack that includes software, hardware, and platform support. They’re the biggest company currently in the ARM server market, but…
  • Best Buy CEO Sees Tablet Sales Plummeting

    Anshel Sag
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Are tablets finally reaching the point of saturation? According to Best Buy’s CEO, Hubert Joly, they are “crashing” as he stated in an interview with recode. In fact, Hubert says that they’ve seen a revival of the PC’s growth in sales within Best Buy which accurately depicts some of the trends we’re seeing in the industry as a whole with Intel and others reporting better earnings quarter after quarter. Hubert partially attributes it to the fact that Microsoft stopped supporting XP and the fact that there are now thinner, more portable PC formfactors that…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • 5 Insanely Productive Blogging Tools You Should Have

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    ‘1,500 years ago, everybody knew that the Earth was the center of the universe. 500 years ago, everybody knew that the Earth was flat. And 15 minutes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Things To Do Before Reviewing A Product (Checklist)

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    As I know that most of the newbie bloggers write a review article of a product without knowing what it does. It is weird to write articles or reviews... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • MacX Video Converter Pro : Convert, Download, Record & Edit Video

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:52 pm
    MacX Video Converter Pro – Why do we need video converter? Videos exist in hundreds of different formats and various codecs turn that number... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Value Of Reviews In Technology Online Retail

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Where did you buy the device on which you are reading this article right now? At a store or at an online shop? If I had to make an educated guess, I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 6 Devastating Internet Scams People Still Fall For (But Shouldn’t)

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    We all hate fraudsters and hackers. Nobody of us wants to run into a scam and lose our precious wealth. Especially in a world, where every 2 out of 7... [[ 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

  • Adobe Lightroom 5.6 and Adobe Camera RAW 8.6 are here with Nikon D810 support and more

    Terry White
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    I actually have a Nikon D810 on loan for review and I’ll be posting my initial impressions of it soon. One of the things that’s going to make it much easier for my to take the D810 through its paces is having Nikon D810 native RAW support in both Lightroom 5 and Adobe Camera RAW (ACR). Well that wait is over as they are now available. Here are the release notes from the team: Lightroom 5.6 is now available as a final release on and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 5. The goal of this release is to provide support for additional camera raw support, lens profile…
  • This Battery Came in Handy During the Last Power Outage

    Terry White
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    There I am at my desk at 5PM on a Sunday and I can hear the rain outside. Next I hear the wind really whipping by and bam, there go the lights. After a few seconds the lights came back on and then after a few more seconds they went off for good! Sure my APS UPS Systems kept my Server and Internet Router going for a while before they eventually ran out of juice. Since I was headed out of town the next morning I just decided to relax and take it easy for the rest of the evening. However, the one thing that I definitely wanted to keep charged and running the entire night was my iPhone. I have a…
  • Tired of dropping your iPhone?

    Terry White
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Chances are either you have dropped your iPhone or know some who has. Hopefully the case protected it and there was no damage. Unfortunately more often than not we know at least one person that has a broken screen right now. So far I’ve been lucky. I’ve had every model of iPhone since the original back in 2007 and I have dropped them all at least once, but no broken screens for me to date. Kenu, the makers of my FAVORITE smart phone car mount, the AirFrame have come out with a solution to cut down the chances of you dropping and breaking your iPhone or worse dropping it and not…
  • How To Shoot Tethered to Lightroom Mobile

    Terry White
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Lightroom has allowed for USB tethered capture from popular Nikon and Canon cameras for several years now. However, I can’t tell you how many people have asked me about tethering directly to an iPad pretty much since the 1st shipped in 2010. Four years later, while there are several shoot to iPad solutions out there, there still isn’t a way to plug your camera directly into an iPad and shoot tethered like you do with your computer and Lightroom. Here’s what’s in my Tripod Rig Setup Above RAM-B-121-UN9U The RAM X-Grip Universal Clamping Cradle and Clamp Manfrotto…
  • How To Get Free Add-Ons for Photoshop CC, Muse CC and more

    Terry White
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, Terry White shows how to get FREE Add-Ons for your favorite Adobe Creative Cloud products such as Photoshop CC, Adobe Muse CC and more. 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. 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 How To Get Free Add-Ons for Photoshop CC, Muse CC and more appeared first on Terry…
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    SunBlogNuke Team Blog

  • Ultimate DNN7 Blogging Module

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:55 am
    Today we are glad to announce that SunBlogNuke v7.0.5 is available to free upgrade. It looks a long time without any updates from our team, however, don’t worry about this project and we are still paying lots of attentions on developing better software/products for you and it will be never dead :) As for any new website based DNN framework, the building DNN7 should be recommended, no doubt. So this building focus on more attentions on integrating with DNN7 framework, for example, the separate url provider based "Advanced Url" component of DNN core. More exciting things are lots of handy…
  • Simple reference for Theme Customization

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    As our blogging module #SunBlogNuke# are applied in more DNN websites, some clients requires customization based on their specific requirements. The unique UI layout including theme will be a common issue. Toady we would like to share tokens reference of theme view with some samples so that you can get started to customization easily.
  • Compatible SunBlogNuke v5.8 Building for DNN5

    27 Jun 2014 | 6:54 am
    As we promised ever, we always maintain the independent branch of SunBlogNuke compatible well with older version of DNN  CMS, such as the DNN4-building. Today we would like to announce that we have built another compatible package of SunBlogNuke for DNN5.2+. Even through you are still using the DotNetNuke 5, you don’t have to be worry about it and just feel free to let it there without any update as you like. Surely, the development status is still active; we will include updates with fixes if necessary. You can get it here. We hope that with this generation dnn blog module  you can enjoy…
  • DNN Tips: GetTab Method without DNN Context

    11 May 2014 | 4:45 am
    As you know, the simple method GetTab(int tabid) was obsolete and has been replaced by GetTab(ByVal TabId As Integer, ByVal PortalId As Integer, ByVal ignoreCache As Boolean). If you want to call the new method, we have to pass the additional parameter “PortalId”. In common,  the object PortalSettings can be easy to get with DNN context, such as special dnn module & page; however, it may be inaccessible in some sceneries, such as separate aspx page or handler. Then is there any way to get the correct tab info with this new method? Now there is a simple trick to do it with passing into…
  • DNN7 Blog Integrated with ModuleSearchBase

    10 May 2014 | 7:08 am
    Recently we are building a totally new branch of #DNN #Blog #Module – SunBlogNuke based on DNN 7.1 core framework. As you know, DNN7 indeed introduced lots of awesome features, including advanced url rewrite solution. There are more topic about DNN7, however, we just share some interesting things about new class "ModuleSearchBase".
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  • Facebook finally rolls out, bringing free Internet to Africa

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:45 am
    Facebook has finally release its much-anticipated programme, designed to increase connectivity and access to online resources in the developing world.Read more:
  • How you can use Windows 8 emoji with your desktop computer

    Wayne Williams
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    The touchscreen keyboard of a Windows 8 tablet boasts a wealth of emoji, and you can also use these on your desktop PC.Read more:
  • Samsung’s mobile arm suffers a major 30 per cent drop in profit

    Darren Allan
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:27 am
    Samsung has spilled the exact details of its Q2 figures, and the picture is a shaky one, particularly when it comes to the Mobile & IT division.Read more:
  • Apple embarrassed as Russian spy chiefs demand iOS source code

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:05 am
    Russia has asked Apple to hand over the source code for iOS amid accusations that Apple purposefully included backdoors into its mobile operating system.Read more:
  • Canada's government set back one year by devastating Chinese cyber attack

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:40 am
    The Canadian government has said it will take it a year to build a more secure IT infrastructure after the National Research Council (NRC) was hit by a cyber attack apparently originating in China. Read more:
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    The Evangelist Marketing Institute -- Alex L. Goldfayn -- Techniques For Revenue Growth

  • Amidst The Chaos…

    Alex Goldfayn
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:04 pm
    There’s conflict in Gaza, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Ukraine, and elsewhere. Three passenger planes have crashed in recent weeks, one shot out of the sky with a missile. Many parts of the world are experiencing drought, and wild fires burn on the West Coast of the U.S. The “experts” are beginning to predict that the U.S. stock market has peaked, and world-wide political upheaval rules the day. The world is hot, and in some places, quite literally on fire. It’s not surprising then, that so many of my clients’ customers cite peace-of-mind as the leading value…
  • When We Are Bold

    Alex Goldfayn
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:01 am
    Customers are trained to contact us when they need something, or when there is a problem. Nobody calls when we’re doing a great job for them, because that’s expected, and, in turn, taken for granted. So we get a significant influx of negative feedback, from a very small minority of our customers. The great majority of our customers are very happy with our work. We must seek out these positive thoughts, feelings and feedback from our customers. When we hear the wonderful ways our happy customers perceive us, we become bolder. And when we are bold, we are confident. We take more…
  • Killing Commodity Status

    Alex Goldfayn
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    This morning I’m delivering a keynote to more than 1,000 people for the AmericanHort association — the largest horticultural association in the US. It’s titled Kill The Commodity, and the organizer selected the title. Most companies in competitive spaces are perceived as commodities — a printer is a printer, right? Doors are doors, construction is construction, and distributors are distributors. The problem is that when the market views you as a commodity, all you have to compete on is price, and life is very difficult. That’s why people in commodity businesses…
  • Awareness

    Alex Goldfayn
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:02 am
    Think about your typical customers: on average, what percentage of your entire range of products and services are they aware of? I ask every audience, client and prospect this question, because it is the single lowest hanging fruit for revenue. Answers range between 5% and 50%, but almost never higher. People cannot buy what they do not know about. We think about everything we offer, because it is our job. But our customers have their own jobs. And even if we’ve told them (repeatedly!) about the other products and services they can buy from us, they are probably not aware of them. How do we…
  • Help People, Even In Your Marketing

    Alex Goldfayn
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:23 am
    Just like your products and services, the best marketing helps people. It doesn’t pitch, propose, push, prod or promise. Rather, it demonstrates your outstanding value to your customers and prospects. It offers ideas, tools, techniques, approaches, and advice for improvement. If you sell products, help your market get the most out of them. If you sell services, teach people how to improve in your area of expertise. Think about your market: as a group, where are they falling short? What are they doing incorrectly that can be bettered? Right now, make a list of a half-dozen such areas.
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    Music Without Labels

  • Anberlin on Final Album and Touring at Vans Warped Tour [NEW MUSIC/SHOW]

    Steve Harpine
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    On January 16, 2014, it was announced in a video from the band that Anberlin would be disbanding; “In 2014, we’re going to release our final record and tour the world one more time. We don’t want to fade out. We want to end with hugs and celebrate the life that was Anberlin and not be … Continue reading
  • Goo Goo Dolls live at Harrah’s Rincon [Photos] [Review]

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:06 pm
      Nearly a year to the day, international superstars the Goo Goo Dolls returned to San Diego Friday for a night remember, headlining a show that featured Daughtry and Plain White Ts. Formed in 1985, the Goo Goo Dolls have a huge list of hits under their belt, including “Slide,” “Name,” and “Black Balloon.” But … Continue reading
  • PHIN to Open Final Day of Nashville’s Live On The Green Festival [NEW MUSIC/SHOW]

    Steve Harpine
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    There’s a new band in town, and when you hear their name along with Ingrid Michaelson, Jake Bugg, Sugar & The Hi-Lows, The Lone Bellow, and LP, you’re probably just reading the lineup for this year’s closing day of Live On The Green. PHIN recently won the opportunity to take the opening set at 1:45pm … Continue reading
  • OK Go live at the Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Its been 4 years since LA artists OK Go have played in San Diego. Their third album, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky released in 2010 and since then Damian Kulash, Andy Ross, Tom Nordwind, and Dan Konopka have kept busy releasing B-sides, covers, mobile app games, and making various television appearances. In that time, they also have … Continue reading
  • It’s Been a Fast Few Years for Seven Lions, Now With “Worlds Apart” [NEW MUSIC]

    Steve Harpine
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Seven Lions consists of Santa Barbara, CA native Jeff Montalvo. Jeff is a producer, remixer, instrumentalist, and DJ who grew up as metal drummer, but soon learned that it was easier for him to start making music and get further, faster, on his own with the help of electronic production. “For me, it was the … Continue reading
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  • David Duchovny Defends Russian Beer Ad

    Mike Fossum
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Actor David Duchovny recently defended a controversial Russian beer ad he stars in, tellling TMZ that he does not support Russian policy of late, especially the invasion of Ukraine. In the Sibirskaia Korona commercial, which runs over two minutes long, Duchovny muses about how his life might have turned out if he was born in Russia instead of the United States. “This is the country where I was born and raised,” Duchovny says at the start of the rather epic video, adding, “But there is another country, where I got my family name from. And sometimes I wonder: What if things…
  • Florida Family Finds Sunken Treasure

    Toni Matthews-El
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:32 pm
    It’s an exciting story that brings out the treasure hunter in all of us. One Florida family literally struck gold when a surprising discovery was made beneath the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. It was Eric Schmitt, who is a treasure seeker by trade, who made the discovery last month. He and his parents were out scavenging for underwater treasure amid an 18th century shipwreck. Eleven ships had sunk off the eastern coast of central Florida, taking with them rare and precious artifacts. Schmitt and his family were hoping for a bit of luck, and they were indeed lucky. The Orlando native…
  • Lauryn Hill Sells Out Brooklyn Concert After Kicking Out Heckler In Chicago

    Galen Velonis
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Nobody likes a heckler, least of all Lauryn Hill. The way a performer deals with a heckler is an art form in and of itself. Truly great performers deal with hecklers in ways that make the audience remember the experience forever. Is Lauryn Hill a truly great performer? She threw out a heckler on July 16th, and we are still talking about it two weeks later. TMZ caught the footage, and gave us some details. The place? House of Blues in Chicago. The heckler shout something, probably in regards to Hill arriving on stage later than expected. Her response? Call over security. “Excuse…
  • Bodies of Missing Arkansas Man and Infant Son Found

    Mike Fossum
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:55 pm
    The bodies of an Arkansas man and his 10-month-old son were discovered in a remote area of the Ouachita Mountains on Tuesday, concluding a four-day search. Brian Floyd, 33, and his son Harper Floyd were last seen on Friday morning with Brooke Floyd, the child’s mother. Brooke Floyd was found hours later, walking alone down a rural road in the area, which is situated roughly 80 miles west of Little Rock. Yell County Sheriff Bill Gilkey commented that Floyd appeared to be “cut up and scarred as if she had been in a wooded area.” Gilkey added that Floyd “spoke of a…
  • Drew Barrymore’s Half-Sister Found Dead

    Ellisha Rader Mannering
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Drew Barrymore’s half-sister was found dead in her car on Tuesday. A neighbor, Marta Lopez was trying to leave for work when she noticed a car was blocking her driveway. She approached the car and found a woman inside. She said that the woman was reclined back in the seat and had an energy drink between her legs. Lopez asked the woman if she needed help several times and when she didn’t respond Lopez took a closer look to see if the woman was breathing. She noticed that she was not breathing and saw a pile of pills on the seat next to the woman. She called the police. Another witness had…
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  • Rotation App gives you full Control over the Orientation of your Android Smartphone

    Arpit Verma
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:12 am
    Most of the touch screen smartphones today come with an accelerometer that basically turn the orientation of the screen based on how you are holding the phone, be it in landscape or portrait mode. However, just about every phone comes with a rotation lock control that fixes your phone to remain in the portrait mode. What if you want more out of your device, maybe you want to lock the phone in landscape mode or maybe you want to disable rotation for just a few selected apps? This is where Rotation app comes into play. The application basically gives you full control of the rotation of your…
  • Motorola Moto G available starting Rs 10,500

    Arpit Verma
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Motorola has made the Motorola Moto G available starting at Rs 10,500 for a limited time in India. Motorola says that the stock of the device is limited so you must hurry up to pick up the device while you can. Not just the 8 GB variant, the 16 GB device has also seen a price drop of Rs 2,00 meaning it is available for a cut price bargain of Rs 11,999. It is not clear how many eact units are up for sale during this period or for how long will the discount last, but our guess is that this move has been made after the growing popularity of Xiaomi and its fans which has in a way subdued the…
  • HTC M8 Users in India and Europe are Receiving Android 4.4.3 Updates

    Arpit Verma
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:19 am
    HTC M8 users in India and Europe are reporting that they are now receiving the Android 4.4.3 update on their devices. The update comes as no surprise as HTC had announced its intentions to bring the update which will also cater to a fair few important improvements in the device. The update is being rolled out in batches so you must remain patient in case your device has not got the update yet. To check for the update on your device, go into the settings and from there, in about section of the device, click on Software Updates. Few of the users who have received the update so far have…
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Update brings Cortana to India

    Arpit Verma
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:03 am
    After announcing Cortana, almost 4 months ago, since it announced Cortana as a part of the Windows Phone 8.1 update, Microsoft has decided to bring the personal assistant to India as an Alpha. The latest Windows Phone 8.1 update will bring Cortana as a Beta to China, while other countries such as India and Australia and Canada will receive it as an Alpha. The reason for this is slow development due to regional restrictions. Since Cortana uses a lot of location as well as contextual features, you can understand why Microsoft is calling this an Alpha release as there is no doubt there would be…
  • Checkout How Student’s Built Aircrafts Flew at the Farnborough Air Show

    Arpit Verma
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Air Shows are meant to be the ultimate showcase events for the built aircrafts. The recently concluded Farnborough Air show saw several marvellous aircrafts such as the Boeing 787 as well as the Airbus Neo lines of planes participate. The star of the show, without a doubt was the Boeing 787 with its maneuvers and ability to fly low altitudes while still not giving anything away in terms of the stability loss. However, another interesting event at the Farnborough Air Show was that it was the first time here that a couple of aircrafts made by students took part and actually flew. Everyone who…
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    Sai Digital Magazine

  • Airtel roaming in Maharashtra; Calls, SMS & Data

    5 Jul 2014 | 11:34 pm
    If you have recently moved to Maharashtra, either temporarily or permanently, and use Airtel services, these are the things you should be knowing. For the sake of this post, when ever Maharashtra is mentioned, it is to be taken excluding Mumbai, since Mumbai is a different telecom circle. Voice Calls while Roaming Airtel has very ... Read the complete article at Airtel roaming in Maharashtra; Calls, SMS & Data 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…
  • 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…
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    CEOWORLD Magazine

  • China will surpass the United States as the largest business travel market in the world in 2015

    Steve Gavriliuc
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:33 am
    According to a new report published by the Global Business Travel Association, China is poised to overtake the United States as the number one business travel market in the world by 2016. When It Comes to business travel spending, the United States... [[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!]]
  • Which American cities have the highest job-creation rates?

    Steve Gavriliuc
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:09 am
    The Naples, Florida ranks No. 1 on a list of the top cities for job growth in the United States 2014, compiled by Forbes magazine. Austin, Texas is ranked second, followed in the top five by No. 3 McAllen, Texas, No. 4 Greeley, Colorado , and No. 5... [[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!]]
  • 11 Tricks That Can Help Prevent Email From Killing Your Productivity

    Amarendra Bhushan
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:07 am
    Email is intended to support greater efficiency, increased productivity, and better collaboration. But It’s gotten completely insane — especially at work.  Yes, To CEOs and entrepreneurs, email is an extremely important tool. So I’ve... [[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!]]
  • Meet the Top 50 Most Influential CEOs In China

    Amarendra Bhushan
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    Interestingly, Leshi Internet Information and Technology Corp.’s CEO Jia Yueting is ranked number one, followed by Liu Chengyan of  ChinaNetCenter, Tang Hui of By-healthy, Zhao Wenchuan of Bluefocus Communication Group, and Qi Guoqi of Sealand... [[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!]]
  • Super-Rich Tech Entrepreneurs who plan not to leave much of their wealth to their children

    Amarendra Bhushan
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    We’ve rounded up Some of the world’s most generous super-rich tech entrepreneurs, who have decided to donate a large part of their wealth to charity rather than pass it down to their children. The names who made the list may seem... [[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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    TechChunks: Latest Technology Tips, Gadgets, SEO, Blogging, Social Media

  • Best Android & iOS Cross-Platform Games 2014

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:56 pm
    2014 has been proved to be a year that brought tons of interesting new and improved (updated) apps to both the iOS as well as Android platforms and today in this article, we’ll list out some of the best games of 2014 so far that are available both on Android and iOS. So it doesn’t matter if you are an iPhone or iPad or Android user but if you have been looking for some pretty cool games, then this is your lucky day — we have gathered up the bestest, freshest iPhone/iPad games and best Android games to hit the iTunes and Google Play Store in 2014 so far. Be it the fresh…
  • Top 5 Best Tips for Starting a Successful Website or Blog

    12 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    Whether it’s for a new business or for personal use, the benefits of going online are well documented. Websites are a great way to advertise and reach as wide an audience as possible but they must be carefully constructed if they are to achieve the desired results. Thankfully, today if you have a website or a blog, it is an effective tool to share thoughts, promote business expand your web presence. Whether it is going to be a personal blog, a discussion forum or a family picture (photo) gallery, launching a website has never been easier. Creating a new website is an exciting idea, but…
  • How to Make The Most of Your Website

    30 May 2014 | 4:54 am
    There are many things you can do to help you make the most of your website. There are millions of websites out there trying to attract visitors and competing for search rankings and viewership. Hence, when it comes to trying to make money in your business, you need to find a way to stand out from your competition. If properly designed and utilized to its full potential a website is a dynamic marketing tool that can really allow you to express yourself and help your company to grow. Here are some simple steps to help you make the most of your website. Promote your Website at Every Opportunity…
  • Explained: Why Connectivity Speeds Differ Between ISPs

    22 May 2014 | 11:51 pm
    It’s no secret that Internet connection speeds differ between ISP’s (Internet Service Providers). It happens all the time. But ever wondered why? Why do the speeds of connectivity flux between providers? Don’t all major competitors offer about the same stuff? Actually, no; they don’t. You see, different Internet service providers utilize different network hardware devices, different connectivity substrates, and also operate in different climactic conditions – all of which can significantly affect the end user’s Internet connectivity speeds. In the UK, for…
  • Explained: How to Save Money on Expensive Printer Ink

    21 May 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Printer Ink & Printers; Ever Wondered Why Printer Ink Cartridges are So Expensive? Did you know that the ink for your printer costs more than human blood and fine Champagne? That’s right; it’s one of the most expensive common liquids in existence. But why? How can it possibly be justified to charge so much for something that there is such a ready demand for? You would think that there would be some equalizing economical force that would come into play and drop these crazy prices. But it doesn’t. In fact, you can count on your printer ink to keep increasing in price for…
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    The Lantronix Networking Blog

  • SLB Branch Office Manager Earns TweakTown’s “Best Features” Award!

    Mark Tullio
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    Today more than ever, the need to keep IT equipment operational 24/7 is critical to the health of a company. Enterprises with distributed branch or satellite offices – such as those in retail, finance, insurance, healthcare, and food services industries – are presented with special challenges, as they need a centralized solution that can manage each location remotely. Our Secure Lantronix Branch (SLB) Office Manager is designed to do just that. Recently TweakTown, one of the biggest technical media Web sites in the world, took an in depth look at SLB and liked what they saw! Reviewer Paul…
  • Remote Out-of-Band Access in the World’s Deepest Underwater Observatory

    Mark Tullio
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:58 am
    (thanks to by Brian Chee, Senior Contributing Editor, InfoWorld Test Center) Imagine the world’s deepest observatory at 3 miles below the sea surface. Now think about what a challenge it would be to monitor equipment for such a remote location. This was the problem encountered by Aloha Cable Observatory (ACO), as they sought to replace an old power distribution unit (PDU) with a solution that would supply remote power management, control and configuration for critical seawater systems. Enter SLB! The Secure Lantronix Branch (SLB) Office Manager from Lantronix was selected to securely manage…
  • Sending data from Lantronix to Google Analytics

    Mariano Goluboff
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:51 am
    Google and Lantronix The following is a copy of a guest post from Kurt Busch, CEO, and Mariano Goluboff, Principal Field Applications Engineer at Lantronix as originally posted on Google’s corporate blog at: Background Google Analytics makes it easy to create custom dashboards to present data in the format that most helps to drive business processes. We’ve put together a solution that will make several of our devices (networking and remote access devices) easily configurable to enable delivery of end device…
  • Lantronix + dweet + freeboard: Connecting a microcontroller’s serial port to the Internet of Things

    Mariano Goluboff
    27 May 2014 | 8:56 am
    Talking to my customers, everybody is asking about the Internet of Things. There is so much information about the IoT, that it can be confusing to figure out how to solve your specific business problem with all the options available. Where the rubber meets the road is putting hardware, software, and services together to get to a cogent solution. All while reducing costs and time to market, of course. So when I heard someone wanting to connect to Bug Labs’ I was intrigued. Here’s a service that claims to make the sending of data very easy. I don’t even have to sign up for a free…
  • xPrintServer: On the Road, Online, On TV, and In Print

    Mark Tullio
    17 Apr 2013 | 9:59 am
    Launching a new product is never easy, and it can even be more challenging when the product is one of a kind. It takes creativity, out of the box thinking, lots of elbow grease, a little bit of luck and persistence. Little more than a year after its launch, you’d be hard pressed to find an iPad or iPhone enthusiast who has not heard about xPrintServer. While this product line – and the market opportunity for networked mobile printing– is in many ways still in its infancy, xPrintServer is well positioned to capitalize on the need for a cost-effective and easy to deploy networked…
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    Trending Technologies | TripleTremelo

  • Why is the bulky and pricey new Sony Walkman so cool?

    Nidhi Mathew
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:15 am
    There was a time when the term ‘portable music’ and Sony were almost synonymous. The Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation is one of the first and largest manufacturers of quality portable music devices, but they have been sidelined in recent years by Apple’s iPod. Maybe that is why Sony is bringing back its biggest product to date, a Walkman called NWZ-ZX1. The NWZ-ZX1 is different from all earlier Walkman models launched by Sony. It features a 4-inch touchscreen and is a complete modern iteration of the original Walkman. NWZ-ZX1′s thickness is almost twice…
  • Hotels of the future will make keycards obsolete

    Adeel Inam
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    Newer products and services sprouting up as a result of innovation in technology; ranging from smartphones to tablets, have started their disruption campaign by killing off obsolete technological mediums and replacing flexible ones. Most people believe that the creation of the first iPhone was a catalyst to bringing in the next evolution of mobile phones, which later on, have  molded the way communications channels have been constructed. However, In addition to the change in communication, there are also other ways how mobile products have changed the way they communicate with other…
  • Sensors to replace dogs

    Nidhi Mathew
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
    For years security against explosives has been left up to dogs. These dogs are trained for a long period of time to be able to detect explosive materials, but the process of training them is tiresome and expensive. The good news is that dogs won’t have to do all the work anymore thanks to a sensor invented recently. This sensor is more special as it possesses the ability to detect extremely minute quantities of explosive. A test conducted to determine the device’s capabilities revealed that it can successfully detect explosives such as 2,4-dinitrotoluene or DNT, nitrobenzene and…
  • NVIDIA’s upcoming Geforce GTX 800 series to be released in October

    Adeel Inam
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
    In order to defeat AMD’s lineup of desktop GPUs, which gives NVIDIA stiff competition due to its affordable price, NVIDIA has decided to launch a new series of GPUs. This new series will be called GeForce GTX 800 and is expected to be released in October 2014. The Santa Clara-based company has planned to begin by releasing two graphic cards targeting the higher-tier market; those units will be followed by three mid-ranged cards that will target different market segments. The first week of October will witness the launch of GTX 870 and GTX 880, which are units meant for the higher-tier…
  • Look what the Black Widow is riding in the next Avengers

    Daris Abraham
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Harley-Davidson and Marvel Studios have worked together multiple times in the past. Due to this ongoing partnership, the American motorcycle manufacturer has managed to get its products showcased in movies such as “Captain America: The First Avenger”, “Avengers”, “Iron Man 3” and most recently in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. The two companies have again teamed up to showcase Harley’s motorcycles in the upcoming superhero film “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. It is a movie based on the fictional superhero team Avengers. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will be released…
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    The Website Owner's Manual

  • A quick Drupal update guide

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    For starters, I use the Drush command-line shell to make my life easier when updating Drupal. If you don’t have it, get it here on Github: Once installed on your server, you can run through these steps: Updating Drupal core with drush 1. Backup the site. 2. Put site into maintenance mode by going to Configuration > Development > Maintenance mode. 3. Use the “drush up drupal” command. It will only update Drupal core and not the modules. 4. Check to make sure your permissions are correct. I change permissions in the public_html/ directory by…
  • Make Your Store and CRM System Be Friends, Part II

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Recently, in 5 Ways to Connect Your Online Store to the Rest of The Business, I made the bold claim that your customer service reps could know which products a client bought from your online store right when they pull up an account in their customer relationship management (CRM) system (which might be SugarCRM,, or one of many others). Even more recently, in Make Your Store and CRM System Be Friends, Part I, we followed the story a little further and witnessed the sad tale of the lonely store and CRM system that really should get to know each other better.  This…
  • Using Bundler with Susy

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    I recently started a project with Susy to get away from bloated frameworks. It’s always fun for me to try something new and find out there may be a better way to accomplish a task. I started my journey by looking on the Susy website under “Documentation” for information on how to get started. I started the project with Compass since that is something I am familiar with from using other Frameworks. Then, I installed the latest version of Susy and Compass: gem install susy gem install compass --pre gem install breakpoint What is important here is that you get the latest alpha…
  • Make Your Store and CRM System Be Friends, Part I

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Your online store and your customer relationship management system would probably consider themselves acquaintances. They nod and say “hi” at parties, but are definitely not close friends.  It’s really too bad, they have so much in common and would have a lot to talk about.  They both know so much about your company’s customers, orders, products and shipments, but one only hears about what the other knows through hearsay (sometimes called “data entry” in the business world). This article will begin to tell a story of building bonds of friendship between…
  • IE Testing with Mac OS X

    18 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    Microsoft is trying to give us ways to make things work, even though it’s still painful. When we moved our office from Uniontown to Pittsburgh, we left behind a handful of 5-10 year old PCs that were wasting space in our office, aside from testing our projects in Internet Explorer. We should have a Linux install party at The Beauty Shoppe and donate those machines, stripping the XP serial numbers/labels off the top (so not to fuel the never ending cycle of people not upgrading their computers)! This worked fine for us, but sooping up our Mac’s with more RAM or upgrading allowed…
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  • Facebook shutters Gifts service on its site

    Nicole Batac
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:33 am
    Facebook used to allow you to send gifts or digital gift cards to your friends on the social networking site. Now, this option is being taken away from you. Facebook is shutting down the service by August 12 as part of a move to help businesses and developers drive their own sales rather than turning Facebook into an online store of sorts. Or we’d like to think no one is really using the service anymore so it makes no sense that they keep it running. Source: Gizmodo
  • HTC rumoured to unveil new Windows Phone device at August 19th event

    Nicole Batac
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:09 pm
    HTC has something up its sleeves and the tech rumour mill is buzzing. The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is hosting an event in New York this coming August 19 and they aren’t saying what it’s for. Some people claim the event will be for HTC One M8 for Windows. The device will reportedly feature most of the same specs the Android flagship will have such as Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 5-inch 1080p display, and 16GB or 32GB internal storage. But the device will carry Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. Whether this rumour is true or not, we’d…
  • Google takes out the need to have Google+ account to use Hangouts

    Nicole Batac
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Google is making it easier for business people to sign up for its Apps for Business service. The tech giant has taken out the need to have Google+ profile to use Google Hangouts. It would seem they finally got that some business users do not want to expose too much personal information to use the chat service. According to Google, they are promising 99.9% uptime for paying users. Let’s see how spot on that promise is. Source: Lifehacker
  • Google uses your hotel confirmation to help you navigate like a local with Search

    Nicole Batac
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Google Search has boosted the capabilities of its Search app further with this new feature. While traveling, you can look for places to eat near your hotel by asking Search to “show me restaurants around my hotel.” What you would need to do is have your hotel confirmation saved in your Gmail to gain access to this feature. You can even Search to look for directions from, for example, the airport to your hotel. Source: Android Headlines
  • 500px helps you keep track of your stats with Insights for iPhone

    Nicole Batac
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:28 pm
    500px is helping photographers who want to keep track of their statistics with a new iPhone companion app called 500px Insights. It allows you to see a map of your geotagged photos as well as find out your most-used categories and tags. You’ll also be able to see when your account is active and popular, latest notifications, and how many actions happen to your account on a daily basis. You can also view certain stats about other users, including most viewed, commented, favorite, liked, and highest rated photos. You’ll even be able to find out what the most popular cameras used…
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  • Flipkart offering Rs. 2000 Off on Moto G (8GB & 16GB variant) for a Limited time

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    Flipkart, the major Indian online retailer has raised a massive $1 Billion in its recent funding to become the “mobile e-commerce company of the future.” The users seeking to buy a smartphone in India are currently at rejoice as they’ve numerous options to choose from and that too at a very competitive pricing. Some of the best budget phones are now exclusively available through eCommerce channel like Flipkart in India, such as the likes of Moto G, Moto E, Xiaomi Mi 3, Asus Zenfone 5, etc. Apparently, after the launch of Mi 3 in India at an extremely affordable price tag of Rs.
  • 3 ThemeFuse WordPress Themes Up for Giveaway

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:21 am
    The wonderful folks at have something special to share with our readers. They are giving away 3 premium WordPress themes licenses to some of our lucky readers! It doesn’t get much better than that! The three lucky winners get to choose one WordPress theme of their choice from ThemeFuse themes collection. This gives you the chance to really give your blog the update you know it needs, and you can do it without spending a dime if you are a winner. To Participate, simply follow the rules below: Post a comment below telling us why you should win, and what you want to do with your…
  • Gionee Elife E7 Mini gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    Earlier this month, Gionee announced the Android KitKat 4.4.2 update for world’s slimmest smartphone, the Gionee ELife S5.5. Elife E7 Mini users will now be delighted to know that the latest Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) update is now released for their device. The software update is available Over-The-Air (OTA) for Gionee E7 Mini, allowing users to download and install it with ease. This is a significant update that brings the all new KitKat version to enhance the overall user interface and user experience, including a host of interesting features.         …
  • How to Root LG G3 easily without using PC

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:48 am
    LG G3, the latest LG flagship smartphone featuring a 5.5-inch QHD display with 1440 x 2560 resolution and a 13MP laser autofocus camera, has been launched in India. The G3 is a high-end smartphone with top-notch specifications, with pricing starting at Rs. 47,990. The below guide will assist you in easily rooting your G3. Rooting enables access to root applications like Titanium Backup, AdBlock, Tasker, etc. and adds the ability to flash custom ROMs. There are couple of ways to root the G3, of which the simplest and quickest one involves ‘towelroot’, a 1-click method to root an Android…
  • LG G3 launched in India at Rs. 47,990 [Features 5.5" Quad HD display & Laser Autofocus camera]

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    At a press event in Mumbai today, LG finally launched their latest flagship smartphone ‘the G3‘ in India. The LG G3 has been launched in two variants – 16 GB with 2GB RAM and 32GB with 3GB RAM, priced at Rs. 47,990 and Rs. 50,990 respectively. The company also launched its wearable device “G Watch” at a price of Rs. 14,999. LG also announced the release of 15,000 limited edition BigB G3 smartphones with Amitabh Bachchan’s signature graved on their back panel. With the G3 purchase, LG is offering Rs. 15,000 worth of customer delight offers. This includes a…
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    Monday Note

  • News on mobile: better be a Danish publisher than a Japanese one

    Frédéric Filloux
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
      This is the second part of our Mobile facts to Keep in Mind (see last week Monday Note – or here on Quartz). Today, a few more basic trends and a closer look at healthy markets for digital news.  Last week, we spoke about the preeminence of mobile applications. Not all readers agree, of course, but I found more data to support the finding; among many sources, the remarkable Reuters Institute Digital News Report (PDF here) is worth reading: 47% of smartphone users say they use mainly apps for news According to the report, this figure has risen by 6 percentage points in just one…
  • Microsoft’s New CEO Needs An Editor

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
      Satya Nadella’s latest message to the troops – and to the world – is disquieting. It lacks focus, specifics, and, if not soon sharpened, his words will worry employees, developers, customers, and even shareholders. As I puzzled over the public email Microsoft’s new CEO sent to his troops, Nicolas Boileau’s immortal dictum came to mind: Whatever is well conceived is clearly said, And the words to say it flow with ease. Clarity and ease are sorely missing from Satya Nadella’s 3,100 plodding words, which were supposed to paint a clear, motivating future for 127,000…
  • Mobile Facts To Keep In Mind – Part 1

    Frédéric Filloux
    6 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
      By the end of 2014, many news media will collect around 50% of their page views via mobile devices. Here are trends to remember before devising a mobile strategy. (First of a two-part series.) In the news business, mobile investments are on the rise. That’s the pragmatic response to a major trend: Users shift from web to mobile. Already, all major media outlets are bracing for a momentous threshold: 50% of their viewership coming from mobile devices (smartphones and tablets). Unfortunately, the revenue stream is not likely to follow anytime soon: making users pay for mobile…
  • The Network Is the Computer: Google Tries Again

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    6 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
      All you need is a dumb device attached to a smart network. It’s an old idea that refuses to die despite repeated failures. Now it’s Google’s turn. In the late 1980s, Sun Microsystems used a simple, potent war cry to promote its servers: The Network Is The Computer. Entrust all of your business intelligence, computing power, and storage to Sun’s networked SPARC systems and you can replace your expensive workstation with a dumb, low cost machine. PCs are doomed. Nothing of the sort happened, of course. Sun’s venture was disrupted by inexpensive servers assembled from the PC…
  • Google might not be a monopoly, after all

    Frédéric Filloux
    30 Jun 2014 | 2:07 am
      Despite its dominance, Google doesn’t fit the definition of a monopoly. Still, the Search giant’s growing disconnect from society could lead to serious missteps and, over time, to a weakened position.  In last week’s column, I opined about the Open Internet Project’s anti-trust lawsuit against Google. Reactions showed divided views of the search engine’s position. Granted, Google is an extremely aggressive company, obsessed with growth, scalability, optimization — and also with its own vulnerability. But is it really a monopoly in the traditional and historical…
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  • Cool Websites & Tools – No Drones, Reddit Live, & Wikipedia On a Stick

    Mark O'Neill
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Don’t Fly Drones Here – represents areas where it is not recommended to fly drones due to regulations. Unmanned drones like quadcopters and fixed-wing aircraft are at the center of new airspace regulations by the FAA. To help people find safe places to fly, the map establishes no-fly areas where drones are not permitted. Knock – the most frequent kind of calls are the calls with a single intent/question. Knock fixes this with responsive missed calls, which shows a message in the incoming call screen and gives you quick response options. When you send your friend a message,…
  • How To Speak Gen Z

    Jackson Chung
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Have you ever received text messages from Mum or Dad (maybe Grandma) asking,”What’s ‘LOL’?” or “What’s “FML’?” If you’re still unsure about the lingo of today’s generation Z, here’s a quick cheat sheet to get you back on track. While you’re at it, you may as well learn the alphabet the geeky way, as opposed to learning the alphabet the obsolete way. via McCrindleRead the full article: How To Speak Gen Z
  • What Are Your Hopes For The iPhone 6? [We Ask You]

    Dave Parrack
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    The iPhone 6 is almost here, with Apple expected to unveil its new mobile hardware in September. Apple fans have been extremely patient in waiting for the iPhone 6, having to make do with nothing but rumors for the past 12 months. Now, with weeks rather than months to go before its release, it’s time to talk about the iPhone 6 and your individual hopes for the next big release from Cupertino. Will Apple deliver what its fans demand? iHope 6 We want to know, What Are Your Hopes For The iPhone 6? This isn’t about what you expect to...Read the full article: What Are Your Hopes For…
  • Dropzone 3 Turbocharges Your Mac With Drag & Drop Actions

    Bakari Chavanu
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    You could waste time putting your files and folders to use the traditional way, or you could save time and do everything directly from your menu bar using Dropzone ($9.99, free trial download). Last year we chose the drag and drop application, Dropzone, as one of our ten top productivity applications. Essentially, Dropzone performs various types of computer tasks that can be carried out from your menu bar. For example, you can select file on your desktop and drag onto a Dropzone action that can or copy the file to a designated folder in your Finder. Other actions allow you to drop and…
  • 5 Best Free Messaging Apps For Android

    Joel Lee
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    It was a strange day when text messages took over phone calls as the primary way to communicate with personal contacts. For those of us without unlimited texting plans, it can be a pain to keep up with friends and family. Need a free way to send messages with your phone? Check out these apps. Disclaimer: The “free text messages” in these apps is not the same as SMS messages. None of these apps can send SMS or MMS for free. If that’s what you want, you may be more interested in how to send a free SMS online instead....Read the full article: 5 Best Free Messaging Apps For…
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  • Words of Wisdom: 50 Highly Inspirational Quotes to Keep You Going

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Sometimes life will get you down. This post is meant to inspire and motivate you to get up and dust that dirt off your shoulder. No matter where you are in life right now, I promise you that things will get better. Whatever you’re struggling with, I promise that there will be a rainbow after the storm. Just keep your head up and keep moving. To help you do that, here are some incredible quotes. Enjoy! Author informationIgor OvsyannykovIgor Ovsyannykov is a 21 year old geek, blogger, and designer. He mostly spends his time working here and sharing resourceful knowledge with others. He…
  • 5 Awesome Laptop Stands for Your Office

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:18 pm
    We all love our laptops. They are small, convenient, powerful, life saving, and our daily source of entertainment. Finishing all of the work you need to complete is so much easier when you have the mobility to take your work anywhere. And when you can take your work anywhere, you can work for longer. Often, however, we spend hours upon hours sitting hunched over our computer, and as amazing as they are, working on them ends up being the cause of our painful back and neck aches. When you already have to finish your work that requires so much time and effort, you don’t want to feel its…
  • Winning Back Customers You Lost Before

    Lauren Downey
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Every business organisation, no matter how successful, has lost customers in the past. This could be due to any of a myriad of reasons, from a poor customer service experience that’s left the customer disenchanted, to discovering they’ve been paying more than they should have for the products and/or services they’ve purchased. However, it isn’t necessarily the experience in question that dictates whether or not there remains a possibility of winning back a disenchanted customer, but rather the actions taken to win them back. There are no set-in-stone methods that are guaranteed to…
  • Getting Over My Fear of A Creative Drought

    Patrick King
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I’ve been a designer for almost my entire life, dating back to 28 years ago this coming weekend, when I made my first logo in a kitchen in eastern Ohio. For the better part of my career, I wrestled with one crippling fear – that one day, I would run out of ideas. Afraid that the well would run dry, and I would no longer be able to rise to the challenge of creating new stuff. Over recent years, I’ve decided to confront this fear instead of living with it. What I’ve come to realize is as liberating as the act of creating itself. This year, legendary designer Massimo Vignelli passed away…
  • Free Download: Nature Photo Pack (25 High Resolution Images)

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:02 am
    Today I’m releasing the Nature Photo Pack. In the zipped file you will find 25 beautiful stock photos. Use them commercially and personally. These images are perfect for backgrounds, headers, web sites, apps, articles, blogs or presentations. The only limit is your imagination. You’ll find the download link as well as all the included images below. Feel free to share this resource if you found it useful. Also, if it’s not too hard, please link back to our website to show credit. Cheers! What You’ll Get: Zip file with 25 JPEG images Each are over 5000 x 3000px 300…
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    Technology and Physics News from

  • Refrigerator magnets: New theory predicts magnets may act as wireless cooling agents

    Science News Desk
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    The magnets cluttering the face of your refrigerator may one day be used as cooling agents, according to a new theory formulated by MIT more
  • Steam from the sun

    Science News Desk
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure — a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam — is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on water. When sunlight hits the structure’s surface, it creates a hotspot in the graphite, drawing water up through the material’s pores, where it evaporates as steam. The brighter the light, the more steam is more
  • New wrist-mounted device augments the human hand with two robotic fingers

    Science News Desk
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly. Now a new wrist-mounted robot can provide a helping hand — or rather, fingers.  read more
  • The Anticrystal: A theoretical solid that is completely disordered

    Science News Desk
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    For the last century, the concept of crystals has been a mainstay of solid-state physics. Crystals are paragons of order; crystalline materials are defined by the repeating patterns their constituent atoms and molecules make. Now physicists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago have evidence that a new concept should undergird our understanding of most materials: the anticrystal, a theoretical solid that is completely more
  • Study shows greater potential for low-cost solar power plants

    Science News Desk
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:40 pm
    New analysis of large-scale 'concentrating solar power' plants suggests they could meet 70-80% of electricity demand if they are linked together. read more
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    Insivia Marketing + Web Design

  • 5 Simple Steps for Lawyers: Setting Up Your LinkedIn Profile

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    Linkedin has become the go-to directory for services– and can help your legal practice in two major ways: ValidationAt the very least, a LinkedIn profile has become the modern equivalent of your online resume. This platform allows potential clients, current clients, and colleagues to easily validate your credentials and areas of practice.   New BusinessWhen used correctly, LinkedIn can also be leveraged as a tool to identify and connect with new clients that you otherwise would not have been able to reach in-person. It’s free, it’s growing, and your next client is already searching…
  • Marketing for Manufacturers: Wire-net Presentation

    10 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    Marketing for Manufacturers This presentation was given at Wire-Net to a group of manufacturing and related companies about startegic marketing with high-level tips across a wide array of channels.   Some of the Topics Marketing As A Science Personas Marketing Plans Search Optimization Pay-Per-Click E-Mail Marketing Marketing Automation   Need A Speaker on Marketing Topics? Have Andy Halko speak to your organization.
  • Homepages vs. Landing Pages

    18 Jun 2014 | 2:27 am
    You may have heard the term “landing page” page before and wondered how it’s any different from your websites home page. The two are actually quite different and have their own unique way of converting your visitors. A homepage is the entrance to your website – a portal to the rest of your site with the goal of exploring it. It’s usually visited by those who have a direct link to your website. Most of the time the visitors already know you or have done business with you. Your homepage has navigation to other parts of your site such as blogs, products, services, resources, etc.
  • #Ten2Win: Manufacturing Search Engine Optimization Strategy

    4 Jun 2014 | 6:52 am
    The Client in Need An experienced manufacturing company that’s been around for over 60 years has hired a new CEO. He is looking to revamp the company’s digital presence to help drive leads to the sales team. The Issues at Hand The Website is currently lacking SEO as well as the pieces needed to optimize, such as content and social presence. 12% of the site’s visitors are from mobile, but the site isn’t optimized for mobile, nor is there a mobile version. Internally, the site is outdated and slow to load resulting in poor usability. The lack of a site hierarchy, indexed pages, and…
  • What The Smart Home Means For Marketing

    2 Jun 2014 | 9:31 am
    Picture this… You wake up in the morning to the sound of your phone. It’s updating you on the traffic on your way to the office based on the route you took yesterday. You stumble into your bathroom and stare into the mirror at the outcome of your beauty sleep. On the side of your mirror is a reminder to buy toothpaste and shaving cream. You make your way downstairs to find your coffee has already started brewing when it sensed your bathroom light turn off. Your reach into your fridge for some half & half – the bottle is almost empty so your refrigerator updates the shopping…
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    Top News - MIT Technology Review

  • Chinese GMO Research Outpaces Approvals

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The fact that China hasn’t approved of any commercial GMO planting since 2009 reflects public fears.Despite recent research advances, such as a new strain of wheat that resists destructive mildew (see “Chinese Researchers Stop Wheat Disease with Gene Editing”), commercial planting of genetically modified food crops has stalled in China, the world’s most populous nation and one with a fast-tightening food supply.
  • Adaptive Material Could Cut the Cost of Solar in Half

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A new material, combined with a cheap tracking system, could unleash the promise of concentrated solar power.A material with optical properties that change to help it capture more incoming sunlight could cut the cost of solar power in half, according to Glint Photonics, a startup recently funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E).
  • Startup Wants You to Capture the World in 3-D

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mantis Vision is developing 3-D scanning technology that could end up in lots of tablets.Gur Bittan envisions a future where you’re not just capturing a regular video of a child’s first steps with a smartphone; you’re doing it in 3-D, and sharing it with friends who can manipulate the video to watch it from different perspectives—even the kid’s point of view, providing you’ve scanned the scene from enough angles.
  • LCD Hacking Trick Could Make Virtual Reality More Real

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Stacking components from two LCD panels more than doubles the pixel density of a video display.Donning a pair of virtual reality goggles like the Oculus Rift can instantly transport you into another place. But being able to see the pixels that make up that computerized world can be a niggling reminder that your brain is being tricked by an LCD panel strapped to your face.
  • A Q&A with Gene Wolfe

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    A Twelve Tomorrows exclusive: Science fiction legend Gene Wolfe looks back on his career.Gene Wolfe was born in New York City in 1931 and spent his early childhood in Peoria, Illinois, where he lived near his future wife, Rosemary. He moved to Houston with his parents at the age of six, attended Lamar High School, and enrolled at Texas A&M. But when Wolfe dropped out of college, he was drafted into the Army, and fought in Korea as a combat engineer. He returned home, by his own account, “a mess”: “I’d hit the floor at the slightest noise.” Rosemary, whom he met again shortly…
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    Emerging Technology and Trends

  • Some aspects of Mobile application development

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:12 am
    With the increased adoption of mobility in modern enterprises, there are certain aspects that need to be kept into consideration for an efficient rollout.
  • First female to win a Microsoft Apprentice of the Year award

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Firebrand Apprentice, Kimberley Bolton, has made history by becoming the first female to win a Microsoft Apprentice of the Year award. An important step in an industry where women make up less than 16% of the workforce.
  • Apache Spark: reviewed by the Hadoop User Group France

    10 Jul 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Apache Spark was at the center of conversations and presentations during the April French Hadoop User Group. Since this is a relatively new project, many participants came to better understand the characteristics and features included in this project. More specifically, this blog post will detail t...
  • Future Enterprise- The Future of Enterprise Gaming

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:11 pm
    The Director of the Future Enterprise Research Centre- David Hunter Tow, forecasts that by 2035 advances in Gaming technology will accelerate the emergence of an advanced form of Virtual Reality incorporating physics and game theory, integrated with cultural, work, service and education practices. It will also assist society in coping with the impact of Global Warming and other major potential threats to the planet and at the same time radically reshape the future of the enterprise.
  • 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....
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  • AWOL? Back Soon…

    Joanne Carter
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Just wanted to let you know that for the next few days the main site will be a little quiet. You will still be able to follow our wonderful FB...The post AWOL? Back Soon… appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Olloclip, Hipstamatic, Cinamatic – Competition Winners Announced

    Joanne Carter
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:49 am
    We are delighted to announce the winner of our recent Olloclip, Hipstamatic and Cinamatic video competition. The requirements were to create a short video using the new Cinamatic app by...The post Olloclip, Hipstamatic, Cinamatic – Competition Winners Announced appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App – ProCamera 7 – Temporary Price Drop

    Joanne Carter
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    ProCamera 7 is a really great photo capturing and editing app – one that you won’t regret purchasing and today it’s available for less. Usually ProCamera 7 retails for $3.99/£2.49...The post iOS Photography App – ProCamera 7 – Temporary Price Drop appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App – Grungetastic HD – Updated – In App Purchases Now Included Free

    Joanne Carter
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    Grungetastic HD is a really wonderful app by highly accomplished photo app developers, JixiPix. They have just updated this app with the removal of in-app purchases and have now included...The post iOS Photography App – Grungetastic HD – Updated – In App Purchases Now Included Free appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography Tutorial – ‘PhotoToaster Part 2: Colors, Vignettes and Textures’

    Jerry Jobe
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    We’re delighted to publish the second of three Photo Toaster tutorials by Jerry Jobe (if you missed Part 1, please go here). This time Jerry Jobe takes a look at...The post iOS Photography Tutorial – ‘PhotoToaster Part 2: Colors, Vignettes and Textures’ appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • 15 Cool Smart Phone Gadgets

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:36 am
    Smart phones have become so useful these days its a wonder how we ever manged without them and as if  they weren’t awesome enough their is a wide selection of phone gadgets and accessories you can get to compliment your cell phone, here is a list of 15 of the best gadgets for your mobile phone; […] [This is the preview of Article Published at Click on Title to read more in entire post.]
  • Xbox one rumours

    29 Aug 2013 | 7:13 pm
    Yes! It is about to come. The all new next generation console, Xbox one was recently unveiled by Microsoft which allowed game addicts to have peek at its absolutely mind blasting features. However, there are still a lot of rumours doing the rounds regarding its release date, specifications, features and of course the prices. We […] [This is the preview of Article Published at Click on Title to read more in entire post.]
  • Pi has returned – GIGABYTE offers a chance to win a lot of cash

    21 Aug 2013 | 4:37 am
    Contest at  $5,000 Dollars Cash, Plus Hardware Prizes Up for Grabs Benching SuperPi on AMD FM2 and AM3+   One of the well known manufacturers of computer motherboards and graphic cards, GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., has very recently announced that it will conduct its latest overclocking contest named “Pi is returned” at All […] [This is the preview of Article Published at Click on Title to read more in entire post.]
  • SP-HF150 Genius speakers – Music enthusiasts will love this

    21 Aug 2013 | 4:21 am
    One of Taiwan’s very well known computer peripherals and accessories manufacturer, Genius has launched a new set of speakers which will make you addicted to them. These USB powered speakers are having an aesthetic look due to their wooden design which makes your desktop look all the more alluring.  The  genius speakers have been designed […] [This is the preview of Article Published at Click on Title to read more in entire post.]
  • Best Antivirus Software 2013 Review

    21 Aug 2013 | 1:38 am
    The best antivirus software of 2013 Antivirus industry has seen a tremendous growth in past 5 years.  A lot of new players have entered the market, making it a very tough job for the users to select an antivirus brand that will serve the purpose. With the rising popularity of electronics online shopping, users need […] [This is the preview of Article Published at Click on Title to read more in entire post.]
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  • Healthcare Bills for Common Ailments on the Rise

    Julie Clements
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:14 am
    Healthcare is becoming a costly commodity in the United States. The total healthcare spending in the United States is expected to reach $4.8 trillion by the year 2021. In fact, a report in the New York Times reveals that even for relatively small or common ailments you can incur huge hospital charges. According to new data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the charges for some of the common inpatient procedures (such as treatment for pneumonia or digestive problems) increased in hospitals across the US in 2012 from a year earlier, at more than four times the national…
  • Complicated EHR Implementation May Create Patient Safety Issues

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:25 am
    Electronic health records (EHR) is a patient centric information resource for physicians that represent a major domain of health information technology (HIT). The EHR system facilitates improved communication between healthcare providers; promotes patient safety thereby enhancing quality of care. Even though EHRs enhance patient care, many do not recognize that adverse patient safety issues stemming from this system have a long-lasting effect. A new study of health IT implementation conducted at seven Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals shows that EHRs when implemented without…
  • One-third of Doctors Recommending mHealth Apps for Their Patients

    Meghann Kiernan
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Mobile apps are radically changing the way doctors and patients interact and approach healthcare. Over the last few years, several medical mobile applications were developed that offer quick access to evidence-based medical research from mobile devices. These apps are making it possible for physicians as well as patients to view x-rays, review clinical notes, track health progress and access information regarding any medical condition through major mobile platforms such as iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows. Many physicians are also recognizing the positive possibilities for increased…
  • Eligibility for Health Insurance Subsidies in Question

    Natalie Tornese
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:35 am
    In the United States, under the new healthcare law about 8 million people have signed up for private health plans via health insurance exchanges. However, as per the latest reports from federal officials the eligibility of about 2 million people is still in question. The Obama administration is reaching out to hundreds of thousands of new Obamacare enrollees receiving subsidies to resolve serious questions about their eligibility, as many consumer advocates have expressed their concerns that many of them will be required to repay some or all of the subsidies.  The new step was undertaken…
  • What Cancelled Health Insurance Policy Holders Can Do

    Julie Clements
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:44 am
    Many people have had their coverage cancelled by health insurance companies. Last October, Florida Blue cancelled the policies of more than 300,000 customers (80% of its individual plans) on the grounds that the plans did not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. According to the law, policies sold in the individual market as of January 1, 2014 should have covered the following benefits: Doctor visits Emergency and hospital services Maternity and newborn care Mental health and substance abuse treatment Prescription drugs Rehabilitation Chronic disease management Laboratory work…
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  • Facebook To Shutter Gifts Feature in August

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    If you're hoping to woo your significant other with a Facebook-purchased present via its Gift feature, act fast—the site's online store will shutter on Aug. 12. Less than two years after launching a virtual marketplace through which you can send real gifts to family and friends, Facebook announced plans to close down the service. Specifics […]
  • Instagram Unveils Snapchat Competitor, Bolt

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    As expected, Instagram has quietly unveiled its new "one-tap" messaging app, dubbed Bolt, for iOS and Android. The app lets you snap and send short-lived photos and videos to friends with a single tap. At this point, however, you'll only be able to install the app if you're in New Zealand, South Africa, or Singapore. […]
  • EA, Microsoft Launching ‘Netflix of Games’

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    In partnership with Microsoft, Electronic Arts is launching EA Access: a smorgasbord of Xbox One games that will be available via a monthly or annual subscription. Starting at $4.99 per month, the membership is available now in beta to a limited number of players, but will launch to the general Xbox One-playing public soon. What's […]
  • Retina MacBook Pros Get Speed Bump

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    Need a new computer before heading back to school this fall? Apple just updated its MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup with faster processors and more memory ahead of the release of its next-gen operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The base 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is keeping its $1,299 price tag but […]
  • HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The rugged HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 ultrabook is equipped with a touch screen and trades physical connectivity for a slim and portable chassis. It's a good choice for a business that needs to buy new PCs for an entire staff. Read more ...
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  • Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team released a preview HTML5 version of Catan gam…

    Avinash Kumpati
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team released a preview HTML5 version of Catan game that works on almost every modern device — from Windows Phone to iPads and desktop computers. Catan Read the rest of the story at
  • Live Lock Screen Beta app is now available for Windows Phone 8.1 users. I see th…

    Avinash Kumpati
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:36 am
    Live Lock Screen Beta app is now available for Windows Phone 8.1 users. I see there is a slight delay than the default lock screen. Hope this will get fixed in the final release. Read the rest of the story at
  • “On vacation and want to know where the locals go? Looking for a new place to gr…

    Avinash Kumpati
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    “On vacation and want to know where the locals go? Looking for a new place to grab food on your lunch break? Waiting on the platform for your next train and wondering when it’s scheduled to arrive? Starting this week, you can spend less time searching for your answer and more time exploring the world with the Google Maps app for Android and iOS,” Google Maps project manager Taj Campbell wrote in a blog post. Google Lat Long: Spend more time exploring with Google... Read the rest of the…
  • Today Yammer’s founder and former CEO David Sacks announced that he will depart…

    Avinash Kumpati
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Today Yammer’s founder and former CEO David Sacks announced that he will depart Microsoft, the software company that purchased his social enterprise startup for $1.2 billion. Read the rest of the story at
  • Amazon's stock price drops as the company reports a $126 million Q2 loss. Beyon…

    Avinash Kumpati
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Amazon's stock price drops as the company reports a $126 million Q2 loss. Beyond this loss, it said it expects to lose up to $810 million in the upcoming quarter -- compared to a $25 million loss in the third quarter last year. Read the rest of the story at
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    1E Blogs - Insight and debate on IT Efficiency

  • There’s no need for aggression

    Dan O'Connor
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    On July 7, news hit the wire that Attachmate are allegedly suing Mobistar to the tune of $6.12m for the illegal use of their ReflectionX product. It’s not surprising when Attachmate is regarded by many as one of the more aggressive software vendors when it comes to software auditing. It isn’t solely Attachmate that is seen as aggressive: The big five (Microsoft, SAP, IBM, Symatec, Adobe) are all upping their auditing activity, and why not when there is big money to be made? As I’ve said previously (‘Software License Audits – Reputation is Everything‘), the average audit…
  • 1E Nomad and IIS Request Filtering

    Peter Clark
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:19 am
    A ConfigMgr client uses HTTP or HTTPS to get content from a distribution point (DP) when running a deployment that requires content. IIS has a built in function called IIS Request Filtering which blocks certain file extensions, folders and file names. Some examples include: <filename>.resx (file extensions) Visual C++ (double escaping) \bin folder (hidden segments) The ConfigMgr client doesn’t get blocked when downloading content from a ConfigMgr DP over HTTP or HTTPS. This is because when the ConfigMgr client downloads a blocked file extension rather that requesting the…
  • MacBook a go-go

    Simon Rust
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Do you have users in your enterprise that use Apple MacBooks as their primary data creation device? Do they enjoy seamless computing operations? Are you simply finding that the Apple devices are somehow just becoming more and more popular with not only the executives but also the next layers in the business? Once these devices are seen within the enterprise, it is very unlikely that the numbers will dwindle since users tend to share experiences of IT with each other and as a result the wow / cool factor of a MacBook Air and its relative simplicity of use (in the eye of the beholder) will…
  • 1E Graduate Diary – part four

    Winta Zibello
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:29 am
    Since 2012 1E has operated a Graduate Training Scheme within our software engineering department. We all recently joined the company as part of their second intake of graduates. This graduate diary series we hope will allow future graduates to get a feel for life at 1E. After six months our Grads have all passed their probation review, and can now look back on a successful beginning to their careers with 1E. Below Ravi, Winta, and Raj give us a quick update as to where they are now. RaviAs a Graduate Software Engineer on MyWorkNow, I have gained experience with virtualization technology…
  • Configuration Manager 2012 Application Deployment Methodology Best Practice

    Shawn Cardamon
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    In the spirit of 1E’s dedication to being a strong advocate of the Configuration Manager community, here is something for all of you currently either digging through your Configuration Manager 2012 upgrade or planning to do so: SCCM 2012 Application Deployment Methodology Best Practice. This best practice white paper will come in handy when looking to leverage Application Management and adapting that to reliable/repeatable operational process. With Configuration Manager 2012 came the birth of Applications aside from legacy Package/Program and with it, a significant change in how IT…
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  • All polemicists are mortal...

    Charles Young
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    Originally posted on: is truly offensive about Richard Dawkins' comments on date rape and paedophilia is his air of intellectual superiority founded on hopeless ignorance of basic logic.  He believes the following to be an invalid syllogism: X is Bad Y is Worse Therefore X is not Bad A syllogism can be valid or invalid, but it remains a syllogism.  As Aristotle might have put it… All syllogisms have a middle term that appears in both the major and minor premises In Dawkins’ example, the middle term…
  • Strongly Typed Enum Pattern

    Timothy Klenke
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Originally posted on:;DR: Jump straight to the Enum to Strongly Typed Enum Class code converter for C# and VB.  Download here: Enums are great.  They provide a quick, easy to use collection of values.  They are a great way of indicating the valid, possible values to assign to a variable, database field, or API.  They offer good encapsulation by making sure that all possible values are defined in one, easy to find location.  They also…
  • Sort table cells by child link

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Originally posted on: Often times sites will have horizontal menus created with tables. You can easily sort the cells by the containing links using jquery: sortTD($("#topNav table tr" function sortTD(selector) { $(selector).children("td").sort(function (a, b) { var upA = $(a).children("a").text().toUpperCase(); var upB = $(b).children("a").text().toUpperCase(); return (upA < upB) ? -1 : (upA > upB) ? 1 : 0; }).appendTo(selector);
  • HOW TO: Generate a GUID using VBA

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Originally posted on: ? lcase(Mid$(CreateObject("Scriptlet.TypeLib").GUID, 2, 36))
  • Windows for IoT, First Impressions

    Valter Minute
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    Originally posted on: (the Galileo board with an Arduino UNO and a VF50 module from Toradex) Last week, as many other MVPs and developers around the world, I received an Intel Galileo board preloaded with WindowsIoT version. This is a preview (so don't take for granted that what I'm describing matches official releases) but we were encouraged to blog about it, so here's my first impressions. This version has been announced (as an unexpected surprise I should say) during Build 2014…
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    Slice of MIT by the Alumni Association

  • Supporting a Zip Line: Is Your Tree Big Enough?

    Kate Hoagland
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Guest Post by Sarah Jensen from the Ask an Engineer series, published by MIT’s School of Engineering Get out your calculators, it’s time to do some math… Photo: Samuel Landete It seems everybody’s caught zip-line fever. From Florida to Mexico to Nicaragua, outdoor adventure enthusiasts zoom along the gravity-propelled cables strung between tall support structures. Smaller-scale zip-lines delight kids on the playground, and resorts and zip-line parks offer guests a truly exhilarating vacation. But before hosting an afternoon of team-building activities with coworkers or a…
  • Deploy or Die—Media Lab Director’s New Motto

    Nancy DuVergne Smith
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito at TED. MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito is on a tear, appearing at edgey conferences in recent months, pushing that edge even farther. In a recent TED talk, Ito announced his new motto: “deploy or die.” The very nature of innovative has been changed by the Internet, he says, because individuals and small groups can create new products by taking the software development process—continual A/B testing, iteration, and new testing—into the marketplace. He described a “rainforest of innovation” coming out of China’s manufacturing plants as students design…
  • Creating Jobs for Adults with Autism

    Joe McGonegal
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Placing adults with special needs in fulfilling jobs has often been a pursuit of non-profit organizations. What if for-profit companies tried doing it? Rajesh Anandan ’95, MEng ’96. Two former MIT roommates, Rajesh Anandan ’95, MEng ’96 and Art Shectman ’95, founded ULTRA Testing in 2012 to try just that. In their third year of helping adults on the autism spectrum find meaningful work, Anandan and Shectman say this nontraditional business model is working. This year, they expect to produce over $1 million in revenues. ULTRA Testing capitalizes on talents that…
  • Photo of the Week by Rowland Williams ’72—July 26, 2014

    Joe McGonegal
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Tracking the three-toed gull (© 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.
  • 2 Million Page Views…and Counting

    Jay London
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Since Slice of MIT was launched in January 2009, the Alumni Association has published more than 1,600 stories plus hundreds of photos of the week from Owen Franken ’68 and other MIT alumni. And, earlier this month, we celebrated our two millionth page view. Over the span of more than five years, Slice has covered the quirkier side of MIT, including piano drops, April Fools’ Day jokes in 2013 and 2014, an alumni authors podcast series, and MIT’s favorite tradition: hacks. Our 10 most popular posts and favorite stories from Slice staff are listed below. Plus, relive Slice’s Hack Madness…
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  • A game created "as if games were the only medium on Earth"

    Clive Thompson
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:43 pm
    I recently picked up 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die. I couldn't resist the title, which so neatly refracts the gibbering cultural anxieties of lists like "1000 novels everyone must read". You see this sort of highbrow listicle often in the realms of literary fiction, movies, possibly poetry. It's classic canon panic, and I say that with a degree of charity and warmth; I actually think arguing heatedly and even snobbishly about what works of art are important and mindbending can be a lot of fun, and occasionally useful to the parties involved. But there's something hilarious and…
  • Why 18th century books looked like smartphone screens

    Clive Thompson
    2 Feb 2014 | 6:46 pm
    That's one of the opening pages of Conjectures on Original Composition, a book about creative genius published by the English poet Edward Young in 1759. It's considered one of the first big essays to tout the idea that "originals" -- writers of deep originality -- are more important and awesome than derivative folks. I heard about Conjectures while reading a different essay this evening, and since I'm sort of obsessed with tracking the rise of our modern (and disastrous) conceit that originality is something that just kind of wells up from inside you I immediately dialed up Conjectures on…
  • A video game for an audience of one

    Clive Thompson
    23 Jan 2014 | 8:22 pm
    (This year, I'm participating in The Pastry Box Project, a very cool joint blog; I'll be doing six posts this year. My first went up this week, and here's a copy of it!) Two years ago I was trying to think of something to get for my wife for her birthday, and I was stuck. So I decided to go the “heartfelt” route and make her something by hand: The personal touch! But what would I make? Well, I’m a big nerd from way back, and she’s also something of a nerd too. So I decided that I’d make her something peculiarly digital: A personalized video game. I downloaded a…
  • Of Star Wars "crawl" poetry and the weirdness of our attention spans

    Clive Thompson
    22 Jan 2014 | 6:34 am
    Yesterday I saw a picture on Boing Boing: A "behind the scenes" shot of how they made the iconic opening "crawl" text for The Empire Strikes Back. I'd always assumed, naively, that the crawl was done with computer graphics, but no: It was a steampunk affair, with the text printed on a piece of glass and filmed at a steep angle by a camera. But what really struck me was the quote from George Lucas about the formal properties of a crawl: "The crawl is such a hard thing because you have to be careful that you're not using too many words that people don't understand," Lucas has said. "It's like a…
  • Selfies and Borges

    Clive Thompson
    18 Jan 2014 | 3:07 pm
    I was in my local branch of the Brooklyn Public Library yesterday when I found this: The Book of Imaginary Beings, by Jorge Luis Borges. It's a cryptozoological encyclopedia of animals described in myth and literature, which Borges details with typically awesome digressive riffs. There's the "Squonk", which apparently is native to Pennsylvania, is perpetually sad over its wart-encrusted appearance, and thus can be hunted by following "its tear-stained trail". There's "The Hairy Beast of La Ferté-Bernard," which somehow survived the Biblical flood despite not having been on the Ark;…
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  • Secure Your Computer or Laptop in 11 Steps

    Mayur Somani
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    Are you worried about the security of your computer or laptop. Here are some tips to secure your computer or laptop. The post Secure Your Computer or Laptop in 11 Steps appeared first on HackTrix.
  • Get Google Helpouts Invitation Code

    Mayur Somani
    12 Mar 2014 | 9:27 am
    Do you need a Google Helpouts Invitation Code? Learn how to get Google Helpouts Invites instantly... The post Get Google Helpouts Invitation Code appeared first on HackTrix.
  • Get 75% Discount on Mobile Recharge

    Mayur Somani
    11 Mar 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Find out how you can get 75% mobile recharge discount instantly with no strings attached... The post Get 75% Discount on Mobile Recharge appeared first on HackTrix.
  • Gionee Elife S5.5 Review, Specs and Price

    Mayur Somani
    19 Feb 2014 | 5:55 am
    Gionee has released Gionee Elife S5.5 today. Check out the Gionee Elife S5.5 review, specifications and price. The post Gionee Elife S5.5 Review, Specs and Price appeared first on HackTrix.
  • How To Disable or Turn Off ‘Seen By’ Message in Facebook Chat

    Mayur Somani
    22 Nov 2013 | 5:36 am
    Learn how you can disable or turn off 'Seen By' confirmation message in Facebook chat. The post How To Disable or Turn Off ‘Seen By’ Message in Facebook Chat appeared first on HackTrix.
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    EMA Blog Community

  • Stoking the Application Pipeline with PaaS: Don’t Underestimate the Power of the Platform

    Julie Craig
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Dominique Vernier’s blog, “Leverage SaaS and PaaS to speed up application development,“ provides an excellent overview of IBM’s cloud-based approach to software development and delivery. IBM’s introduction of the Bluemix Platform as a Service (PaaS) to the marketplace earlier this year builds on the existing capabilities of Jazz (/ introduced in 2008. While Jazz addresses the requirements and design stages of the application lifecycle, Bluemix extends IBM’s cloud-based capabilities to development, testing, and production as well. The Bluemix PaaS runs on Cloud Foundry…
  • APM on Premise versus “in the Cloud”: Either, Or, or Both?

    Julie Craig
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    The Rise of Cloud-based APM Solutions In my last blog, I called today’s enterprise application landscape “a dog’s breakfast”1 as far as complexity and heterogeneity are concerned. A growing number of APM vendors would likely agree. Regardless of whether you are on the vendor or the consumer side, application management— as opposed to simple application monitoring— is an inherently difficult task. Perhaps for this reason, enterprise-grade Application Performance Management solutions—those capable of monitoring, correlating and triaging integrated, distributed applications while…
  • Why Data Analytics as a Service?

    John Myers
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    Waaay back in the day (say 2002), organizations would ask themselves: “If our customer and prospect (potential customer) information is our most valuable asset, why would we EVER trust it with a 3rd party who would put it with the customer information from other companies?” Today, organizations do not hesitate to start their sales endeavors with the swipe of a credit card and the creation of a account. In fact, the concept of X-as-as-service has grown to have as many definitions as the concept of cloud computing itself. There are infrastructure-as-a-services (IaaS) that…
  • APM as a Service: An Elegant Solution to an Ongoing Challenge

    Julie Craig
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    Did you ever hear the term “a dog’s breakfast”? It is a slightly old-fashioned description that the folks over at Princeton University’s WordNet[1] define as “a mess[2]”.And if you’re wondering what a dog’s breakfast has to do with Application Performance Management, check out Figure 1. (Figure 1: Which of these is your company currently delivering as a production service?) In EMA’s latest APM research, survey respondents were asked to indicate which types of applications their IT organizations were delivering as production services and to “check all that apply”. The…
  • Prioritizing Workloads – Deciding What’s Hot and What’s Not

    Steve Brasen
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    If you are an IT manager, have you ever found yourself stuck in the uncomfortable position of having to choose which jobs are given priority access to essential computing resources? Most likely you have as this is not an uncommon problem. Expecting them to invoke the Wisdom of Solomon, enterprises often bestow the power to decide the workload hierarchy on IT operations. But as most IT managers will tell you, this responsibility is typically more of a curse than a blessing. A recent blog by IBM Tiger Team member, Xavier Giannakopoulos, titled “You are promoted! Priority lanes in workload…
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    Windows Phone Central - News - Forums - Reviews - Help for Windows Phone

  • INcode is a useful lookup directory for India for all your codes

    Abhishek Baxi
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:38 am
    While usually I report on some terrific apps on the Windows Phone Store (and some not-so-good ones too) here on Windows Phone Central, this post is different. Today I share my first Windows Phone app with the readers - the community that's more aware and usually critical, in a useful way. On a daily basis, we look up details of a national highway in India, a region associated with a license plate number, or MICR code of your bank branch. A couple of months ago, I set out to build a one-stop app where one could find all these 'codes of India', and hence the name, INcode.
  • VLC Windows 8.1 update coming soon, Windows Phone app still not quite there yet

    Rich Edmonds
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:53 am
    Thomas Nigro has shared some details covering the VLC app for Windows (and Windows Phone) on his personal blog. The developer notes how it has been decided for the team to drop supported for Windows 8 (and keep building for Windows 8.1), really focusing on optimization and getting everything neatly tied together cross-platform..
  • Check out this creative Windows Phone fan video

    Sam Sabri
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Check out this creative video advertisement from a Windows Phone fan. It's a nice little creative piece that highlights the strength of the Windows Phone platform.
  • Weekly photo contest: Sunrise

    Sam Sabri
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Let's get out and shoot more. I thought it would be fun if we had a weekly photo contest here on the site. How about every Wednesday we'll pick a theme, and you have until next Tuesday to go out and use your Windows Phone to capture the image. Our first theme? Let's do sunrise.
  • Sprint expands 4G LTE network to 17 more markets

    Chuong H Nguyen
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Sprint is making an aggressive roll out behind its 4G LTE network, bringing its high speed mobile broadband access to n additional 17 more markets. The addition of these markets span across the United States.
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  • How to use custom fonts in Android apps (and not get fat)

    Daniel Dekański
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    Fonts have always been a vital part of brand identity and UI design. With the development of modern Web standards it has become easy to implement customized fonts in websites, but native mobile apps somehow still lag behind in this area. Platform guides warn us against unleashing our creativity in that aspect and state that the built-in fonts have been optimized for memory and performance constraints of mobile devices. I think today, with more and more horse power under the hood of our latest mobile gadgets, we should not limit ourselves to the modest assortment of default typefaces. Going…
  • Software Architecture Canvas – a brother of the business model canvas?

    Patryk Borowa
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    Have you ever heard of the business model canvas? If so, then you know that it is basically a board of basic elements which need to be evaluated in the process of creating a product and the business around it. Have you ever wondered if such a model could be created for a software design process? I did and here are my thoughts on it. Obviously a detailed implementation cannot be touched by such a “bird’s eye architecture-cheat-sheet” but I think a general description with some design tips can be achieved. So without further ado I bring to you: “The 11 blocks of software…
  • Durandal — your new favourite client-side framework

    Patryk Borowa
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:27 am
    So you were researching JavaScript frameworks to host your new single page application? Was angular too much or perhaps you don’t have time to learn its relatively complex structure? If answers to both of these questions is “Yes”, then you are probably looking for Durandal, let me introduce it to you. Building blocks Durandal is a client side MV* framework which means it will give your application structure to keep everything neatly organized with views, models etc. It is also an SPA oriented framework and what this means is that you get routing, application state management and easy to…
  • AndroidAnnotations & RoboSpice — the best of both worlds

    Daniel Dekański
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:04 am
    Either you like it or not, application development today is more like playing with building blocks than writing advanced algorithms. Probably 90% of anything you could want to achieve code-wise is already there, and the smartest ones in the room will be those who use that inventory rather than reinvent the wheel. The real adventure nowadays is to use existing pieces to create something innovating and attractive. The real engineering is the ability to combine available libraries and frameworks into something that works flawlessly in every conditions. In one of my previous posts I showed you…
  • Better spend your social marketing budget on valuable fans!

    Peter Horsten
    21 May 2014 | 6:01 am
    It sounds obvious to spend your social budget to please valuable fans, doesn’t it? So why aren’t we doing so? It looks like we are shooting in the blind, meanwhile complaining that the ROI of social media is poor. Fortunately, it’s possible to learn who your valuable fans are and what they appreciate. Once you are aware of that, the magic begins. During infoShare 2014 (22-23 May) in Gdansk we will discuss this topic by sharing our concerns and experiences with today’s social media practices. This post originally appeared at PetersOpinion.comView original post Abusing social media is…
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  • Nespresso VertuoLine Review

    13 Jul 2014 | 9:56 pm
    I was invited by Nespresso to take a look at their Nespresso Vertuoline in Seattle. They gave us a really great presentation of the machine and explained how it worked while we were there. They also had some of the creators of the machine in the room so we could ask questions.
  • FAA Grounds Beer-Delivering Drone

    30 Jan 2014 | 10:41 pm
    The Minnesota-based Lakemaid Beer Company posted a YouTube promotional video of a drone ferrying a case of beer to some fishermen on a frozen lake. After the video was posted on YouTube it got the attention of local media. The Federal Aviation Administration promptly gave the Lakemaid president a call and told him to stop.
  • Next Windows 8.1 Update Will Skip Start Screen

    30 Jan 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Many users have avoided Windows 8.1 due to its "Metro" interface that replaced the original start menu since Windows 7. With the new update it appears that you will be able to directly boot to the desktop rather than the Start Menu Metro Interface as seen above.
  • 5 Extreme Tips to Keep Your Computer Virus Free

    30 Jan 2014 | 1:25 am
    Keeping your computer virus free is the greatest challenge nowadays. Lots of crackers and hackers have loads of reasons to get hold on your data by transferring virus in your system. However, safeguarding your private data and your computer from the virus is no more a hassle. Here are the 5 exciting tips that help a great deal in preventing virus entering into your system.
  • Insane Sci-fi Inventions [infographic]

    13 Dec 2013 | 7:58 pm
    What are the most exciting technological advances that you have seen in sci-fi films over the years? Robotaxis? Hover boards? Tricoders? Nano drones? Now what if someone told you that these technologies have already been invented.
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  • What Festivals Can Teach us About Making our Events Safer and More Successful

    Thomas Oppong
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:23 am
    The needs of performers, worse-for-wear teenagers, mile-long queues of traffic, high-tech equipment: they all need looking after at a festival. It’s an understatement to say ensuring everyone’s safety at a festival poses lots of challenges – and the last couple of decades has seen the development of event security solutions to directly meet those challenges. It’s no coincidence that the same time, festivals have become much safer – and popular places.Very few of us will ever have to organize a spectacle of Woodstock proportions – but lots of us will have an event of some…
  • These Are Some of The Most Effective Yet Efficient Ways to Get Rich

    Thomas Oppong
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Some of the most successful and richest people you know today have great stories about how they made it, what they did right and wrong and the sacrifices they made to become rich. Just so you know, most of the World’s Billionaires (Forbes list) are all entrepreneurs. Getting started on your entrepreneurial journey may just be the best way to riches. There is no reason why you shouldn’t start your own business. Take the risk. You may fail, but at least you tried. Take a chance on yourself.With an upvote of 4.5k, here is Evan Asano’s (Startup founder, bootstrapper) answer to…
  • What’s Stopping the UK Becoming a Nation of Volunteers?

    Thomas Oppong
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Shortly before and after the last general election, there was a loud call to action for more volunteers. Five years on, the evidence on whether this made any difference is distinctly mixed. Figures suggest we like the idea of volunteering in principle – it’s just that most of us don’t sign up to it in practice. We take a look at what’s stopping people getting involved – and what charitable and other organisations can do to remove those obstacles.Did the big society persuade us to get involved?A big part of the Government’s flagship policy involved encouraging people to take a…
  • The New Face of Online Classifieds

    Thomas Oppong
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:50 am
    Online classifieds are growing fast in recent times. Most companies are now comfortable advertising to the larger online consumers. It’s easier to reach young consumers who spend most of their time online. And most importantly it’s a cheaper way to reach millions of people compared to traditional advertising. Online classifieds will still be the preferred way to advertise goods and services to a greater audience for a very long time.The market will get bigger as the number of internet users increase. But only online classifieds that change with time and serve consumers with better…
  • Are You Getting the Most out of Summer to Promote Your Business?

    Thomas Oppong
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    If your summer marketing efforts consist of little more than firing off some seasonal vouchers, you’re missing a trick. As your customers head outdoors, you should too.We all know successful marketing is about engaging effectively with your customers – and this involves reacting to what they’re doing at any particular time. As things heat up, shopping (both online and offline) gets pushed lower down customers’ list of things to do. Yes it’s a challenge for marketers – but it’s also an opportunity. It’s time to get out there and connect. Here are a few ways to do just…
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  • Soccer Stars

    3 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    96%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)98%  Soccer Stars is an awesome mix from Pool game and Soccer game. It is totally free to play, and the best thing is you can play with your friends, or play against a random player online. The rules of this soccer game are a bit different from a real […]
  • Dextris

    23 Jun 2014 | 6:07 am
    85%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)80%  The goal of Dextris is really simple, avoid the spikes, but still, it is very hard to master ! You need to be super fast and concentrate . The control are very simple, tap left to go left, tap right to go right, and both to split in two […]
  • Sky Force 2014

    14 Jun 2014 | 9:18 am
    96%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)100%Sky Force 2014 is without a doubt the best shoot them up you will find on your iphone or ipad, if you are lucky to have a recent device. The 3D graphics are beautiful and the action pretty intense. Sky Force 2014 – Gameplay Level 1   This tenth anniversary […]
  • Potion Blast Mania

    11 Jun 2014 | 8:27 am
    90%Overall Score Reader Rating: (2 Votes)99%Bored to crush some candy ? Try Potion Blast Mania ! Take a journey with Vilendor the wizard via the pages of the mysterious storybook. On your adventure, you have to match and acquire magic potions to defeat your enemies with your spells and efficiently solve all the challenges! It […]
  • Beaver Cleaver – Timberman Edition

    10 Jun 2014 | 11:15 am
    95%Overall Score Reader Rating: (2 Votes)96%Be prepared to chop some wooden with this new thrilling game ! In Beaver Cleaver Timberman Edition, you’ll discover ways to use your skills like knowledgeable lumberjack. As a brand new timberman recruit, our cleaver beaver must learn to chop timber as quick as attainable. But watch out for the branches ! […]
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  • Social Rank 2.0 | Believing in Your Followers

    Alex Bae
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    There have been many business gaining the good, the bad, and the controversial press from social media.  But how many businesses know who their actual followers are?  Do they ever keep track of any of them?  Social Rank 2.0 thinks businesses should worry who their followers are. “At the time [back when Social Rank 1.0 released], it was a simple tool to help brands find out more about their followers, starting with Twitter.  And we came up with three different terms – basically three different equations – to help brands segment their followers: Most Valuable Follower (MVF), Most…
  • From a Tech Angeleno’s Perspective | First Month in San Francisco

    Sara clay
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    A year ago, I made a promise to myself that somehow I would make it up to San Francisco to experience the ultimate tech paradise. Don’t get me wrong about Los Angeles – L.A. will always have a special place in my heart. But ever since I started getting involved with the tech scene in Southern California, there’s been a part of me wondering what it might be like to be up there. It’s been over a month now since I’ve been in the Bay Area for my internship, and I’ve learned quite a lot already. Though there are many San Francisco transplants out there, I figured that there are people…
  • The Future with Social App Invasions | Snapchat, Then Came ‘Yo’ and Now It’s Emojli

    John Anderson
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    Fact: social media is among the top most powerful communication tools today. And why is that? Pew Internet Project’s research on Social Networking reports that as of January 2014, 74% of online adults use social networking sites. Digital Insights reports in their 2014 Social Media statistics that Facebook has 1.01 billion active mobile users monthly as of March 31, 2014, while Twitter has 255 million active users. With lots of people converging on the social media arena to engage, connect, and share with people wherever they may be, emphasis is put on quick exchanges of messages. And this…
  • Summer Vacation with the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

    Garick Chan
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Last year’s Samsung Galaxy S4 Active rocked the world with its IP67 water and dust protection, allowing the device to go underwater for up to 30mins. With the release of this year’s upgrade, what better place to check out a water-resistant phone than at a water park? Last week, AT&T invited a small group of bloggers to check out the updated Galaxy S5 Active at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Valencia, CA for #attmobilereview.   They picked us up in style with a stretch limo. And then they spoiled us with two private cabanas. We had lots of fun playing with the Samsung…
  • Vonjour | Connecting Your Business with Your Customers

    Alex Bae
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am
    Phones are an integral part of business.  Without it, the business wouldn’t have a way to connect with each other and their customers.  However, phone systems have been clunky or very hard to integrate into a business and the costs to buy and upkeep the system adds to the problem.  Vonjour brings their cloud-based phone systems for business and looks to upgrade business call systems everywhere. “Vonjour is a contact center solution for customer service.  What we’re looking to do is integrate the modes of communication which businesses communicate with their customers.  Voice, SMS,…
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    Experts Galaxy

  • Important List of 2-Step Verification Enabled Services & Websites

    Neeraj Rawat
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Security is a major concern in the digital world and thanks to Google who has launched the feature of 2-Step verification after which many other companies launched the same or similar service. Most of the companies, atleast the giant ones are provinding the feature of 2-Step Verification so that the users can protect their account from unauthorized access. Though, all the companies are still not
  • Download Mozilla Firefox & Google Chrome Offline Installers

    Neeraj Rawat
    13 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Browser war is still going on and many new browsers are coming for PC and mobile users. Among all, the main battle is between Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome only, at least as of now. Chrome is almost near to be my primary browser and still, I use it a lot because of the functionality and options it provides. Firefox really needs to ramp up the code if it wants to be a competitor else I won't
  • Winners of Security Combo License Giveaway

    Neeraj Rawat
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Its time to announce the winners for Security Software Combo Giveaway. In total 12 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) Elkhalil Kacem 2) TorVic 3) Kaushik Medhi 4) Brennan Griffin 5) Natalie Crossan ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
  • Security Software Combo License Giveaway

    Neeraj Rawat
    31 May 2014 | 11:59 am
    Experts Galaxy is incomplete without a security software's license giveaway. Though I might move all the license giveaways to another site in future but let it be here only, till the time I re-launch it. So here comes another license giveaway for an Antivirus and this time again it is for Bitdefender along with Zemana Antilogger. I got few licenses of Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 which
  • Finally Moved From eNom to

    Neeraj Rawat
    29 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Finally I moved this domain out of Google's billing system and now the domain is with I purchased my first domain ( around 8 years back when I used to pay (via bank transfer) to a local reseller in my city. Later on, I subscribed with Godaddy, eNom, Google (They have tie up with different registrars), Name and now Namecheap too. I registered this domain around 6
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    Official Blog of Acebyte

  • How to Enhance Your Audio/Video Music Experience in Windows 8.1

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:27 pm
    This article is dedicated to mentioning some key tips that can certainly boost your Windows 8.1 system’s audio performance, and give you the music feel you have always wished for. Set up your speakers for the best sound For proper testing and setting up of your speakers, it is important you do the following: Open the Search charms bar (Alt + f) and type Control Panel. Click the Control Panelicon to launch the Control Panel console. Navigate to Hardware and Sound, and then click Sound to launch the Sound box On the Playback tab, select Speakers and then click Configure Test the…
  • How to Create and Restore System Image Backup in Windows 8.1

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    This article demonstrates on how to find th This article demonstrates on how to find the System Image Backup utility and how to use it to create and restore important files in Windows 8.1.e System Image Backup utility and how to use it to create and restore important files in Windows 8.1. Steps To Create System Image In Windows 8.1 Connect an external drive to your system which will serve as the backup drive Enter the Start Menu (Windows key) and type file history Locate and click File History icon that appears in the search results Once the File History control panel is launched, locate…
  • Solutions to Remove Browser Hijacker Tool on your PC

    27 Jul 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Are you troubled by the Browser Hijacker Tool on PC? Well, try the following methods for yourself and reclaim your territory in the most straightforward, yet fierce routine. Step 1: Remove ZenSearch from your computer Firstly, you should uninstall this identity from your computer using the Control Panel’s Program feature. Uninstallation is a safe removal procedure that leaves minimal residue behind. To proceed with this method, here is what you should do:  Open Charms bar by pressing Windows + C keys and select Search  Type Control Panel and click the icon from results…
  • How to Fix Error “ms-windows-store:PurgeCaches” on Windows 8.1

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:12 pm
    How to fix error “ms-windows-store:PurgeCaches” on Windows 8.1, this is a question many people asked, in fact, everything works smooth when all is in order. Unfortunately, we all know better. If you are pulling your hair over this frustrating dilemma, execute the methods illustrated below and find an effective solution. Method 1: Create full Permissions To check whether you have ensured the full rights, enter Registry Editor and manually change permissions: Open Run box by pressing Windows + R keys Type regedit and hit Enter In the Registry Editor box, navigate to the following…
  • How to Create Custom Refresh Image to Fix Windows 8.1 PC Refresh Function

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:37 am
    To create a custom refresh image and give your system an added cushion, carefully read the instructions below and execute them perfectly: Open Command Promptwith administrative rights by pressing Windows + x and choosing Command Prompt (Admin) Check you are in C:\Windows\system32 path. Create a new directory named RefreshImage at the root of your C: drive by entering the following command mkdir C:\RefreshImage Initiate the image creation process by typing the following command and hitting Enter recimg /CreateImage C:\RefreshImage This will start creating the image and place it in the…
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  • How To Access All Cloud Servers At Once

    Himanshu Shrivastava
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Cloud servers are becoming more and more popular in this technological era. With chunks of datas, people are moving out their personal and social data on the World Wide Web, and cloud storages are becoming useful than ever. There are a variety of cloud servers that you might be aware of such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Skydrive, Box,etc. I bet you might have already been started to use any one of these knowingly or unknowingly. Google now integrated its Google Drive space with the every other product of it you use, making you unknowingly use its cloud storage. Also, these storages are far…
  • Reasons That Will Compel You to Root Your Android Device

    Himanshu Shrivastava
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    Android is by far the most viral mobile operating system, breaking all the previous records of other mobile OS such as Symbian, Windows, etc. The main reasons behind this huge success of Android are many, although there are huge amount of users who owns Android just because of the applications available in the market. This has opened a way to the smartphones. Previously there were such apps available for iPhones and most of the “mango” people were not capable to afford spending 30k+ for just a phone, so they owned a Basic Java phone. As the technological invents happened, a gradual drop…
  • Top 10 Android Apps for Rooted Device

    Himanshu Shrivastava
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:39 am
    Android is the only Smartphone OS which enables and happily allows you to customize user experience to the fullest. Let it be changing the user interface or installing custom ROM, let it be personalizing your device functions or tweaking from upside down, you can do everything you want with your Android device with ease. Although some of the stuff might be harmful too, but playing with rooted Android Device has its own perks. Must Read: Guide to Root Android Phone Talking about the simple or un-rooted device, there is lot you can add to your device in context of apps and games. However,…
  • Top Battery Saver Apps for Windows Phone

    Himanshu Shrivastava
    12 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Every Smartphone is a battery hogger whether it is an Android Smartphone or a Windows based Phone or even an iPhone. All of these phones will get their battery drained out as quickly as possible if necessary steps are not taken, thanks to multi-processing capabilities. The main causes of the battery drainage are the regular usage of phone in context to data connectivity and others too. Also, the background apps play a crucial role in deciding the battery life of a Windows phone. All of the problems are to be taken care of, by taking respective measures. Isn’t it? Must Read: How to Backup…
  • How to Backup Data on Windows Phone 8

    Shivam Srivastava
    6 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
    Smartphones are now becoming smarter than ever before and they are designed to automatically do all of the daily stuff for the user without their supervision and manually creating tasks to run. Such is the case of backup, in Windows Phone this task is quite easily done and that too without need of any extra applications. Talking about the Android phones, there are tons of apps that does the same objective of backing up apps and other user data. In Android system, the best way to backup data is by using titanium backup. However, when it comes to Windows phone, it is done in pretty simple way…
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    Legal Office Guru

  • How to recycle your [legal] briefs safely

    Deborah Savadra
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    In my observation, if there's one thing you lawyers love, it's repeating yourselves. No, not when you speak; it's when you write. Y'all recycle so much old material from briefs and other documents, it puts Ed Begley, Jr. to shame. Some of the problems with all that cutting and pasting are pretty obvious: another client's name being left in (oops) or funky formatting that doesn't match the new document. But others aren't. What sort of evil stuff lurks in that text you just pasted over from your last magnum opus? And how's it going to undermine your next court filing? Click the link below to…
  • Why I’m turning off comments here at Legal Office Guru

    Deborah Savadra
    15 May 2014 | 6:15 am
    Copyblogger recently decided to turn their blog's Comments feature off. I'm following suit ... sort of. Here's why (and how) I'm doing things differently and what difference that makes for you (hint: new courses! new Member-only content!).
  • Keeping Word Commands at Your Fingertips

    Deborah Savadra
    8 May 2014 | 6:45 am
    Tired of searching for frequently-used Microsoft Word features? Sick of clicking multiple times through dialog boxes to set tabs, etc.? Here are three ways to put any Microsoft Word feature or command within easy, one-click reach.
  • From the Comments: A Better Way to Embed Paragraph Numbers

    Deborah Savadra
    6 Mar 2014 | 7:53 am
    Recently, I wrote about a technique that I'd stumbled across for embedding the current paragraph number within the text of a paragraph. However, one reader posted a comment with an easier solution. Click the link and let me know if this is a technique you'd find useful.
  • Google Docs user alert: You can now use Pleading Paper there, too!

    Deborah Savadra
    3 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Quick shout-out to The Droid Lawyer, who has somehow come up with a working template for pleading paper for Google Docs. It's specific to California, and it costs $10 (as of the time I'm hitting the Publish button), but if you have to do pleadings in this format, it's arguable worth more than $10. Click the link for more info (and an offer in case you're still using Microsoft Word for your pleading paper).
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  • Flying Pigeons: Google’s updated search algorithm

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Is that a bird? An airplane? Or may be superman? No that is the “Pigeon”. Google has recently updated their search algorithm with undisclosed changes and the folks at Search Engine Land have dubbed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Typing Without The Help Of A Keyboard

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Things develop over time; it evolves and takes the form of something better. In this era of technology and science, it is happening faster than expected. A company based in the beautiful city of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Get Rid Of Google Android Customizations

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Android is nothing more than a mobile operating system that is currently developed that Google and is more or less a user interface that uses direct manipulation as the base. Mostly used by smart... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Facebook Mentions- The Ultra Revolutionary App!

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    Importance of Facebook in Recent Days Facebook is undoubtedly one of the most popular names when it is about being social. Since its inception, Facebook has been quite popular in providing useful... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Attempt of Recreation of Jupiter's Core

    26 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Rise of Science and Technology Science and technology with time has really become advanced and more developed in order to open up larger scope of knowledge for the people at large. Likewise... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    iTechWhiz | Science, Technology, Computers, Mobiles, Games, Cars

  • Mobilink 3G Service Comparison in Pakistan with Zong, Telenor

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    As in most developing countries, in Pakistan, we see an expansion of mobile data networks. The old, and truly dated, 2G bands are slowly being replaced by newer, but still not quite as new, 3G bands.... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Oculus Rift VR Release Date and Price 2015

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    Learn all about Oculus Rift Release Date, Price, Games, Reviews and News. Just incase you haven't heard yet, Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset coming out in the market very soon. Oculus... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Zong 3G/4G internet packages Rates in Pakistan

    13 Jul 2014 | 3:51 am
    Are you new to the market of cell phone carrier? Or are you looking to change your cell phone carrier for some reason? No matter what the reason you have, we think this article will be helpful for... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Warid 4G LTE service Launch Date in Pakistan is 14 September

    12 Jul 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Warid Telcom is a mobile telecommunication firm of Abu Dhabi Investment Consortium. WaridTel telecom International's portfolio includes cellular network and mobile phone technology services.... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Best iPad Apps for Kids and Toddlers 2014

    28 Jun 2014 | 8:27 am
    Checkout our selection of top best iOS Apps for Kids in 2014 that can be download through iTune on iPhone 4/5/5S, iPhone 6, iPad mini, iPad Air/4/3/3 or on an iPod touch 46, iPod touch 5G or upcoming... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
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    Innovation Point of View

  • Disruptive Innovation: Play Blackjack, Not the Lottery

    Brad Bane
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    Here we go again. Just a month has passed since I wrote the following about my experiences at the Edison Awards, in a blog post uncreatively titled The Innovator’s Dilemma:  “There was a great preponderance of what I call “brilliant individual syndrome,” wherein people stood up, said how smart they were, how they had vision to make things happen…and ignored the six failed innovation attempts that came prior to this success, when they managed to light piles of their own (and others’) money on fire and watch it go up in smoke.”  What followed was a spirited defense (at least…
  • Buying in Facebook and Twitter: A New Data Generator

    Gram Bowsher
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    Social media seems to be impacting nearly every aspect of marketing. It allows brands to interact with consumers in a digital space. Feedback and customer service happen in real time. Now, it seems social media may be simplifying the ecommerce channel, giving consumers the ability to make purchases directly in the ads and posts for products they see in their feeds. Both Facebook and Twitter have now begun testing “buy now” buttons to their sites and apps. In both instances, consumers have the ability to click a “buy” button within an ad (which can be prompted to appear based on a…
  • Join the Next Generation of Market Research Solutions

    16 Jul 2014 | 2:28 pm
    When searching the term “Market Research” on Wikipedia, the definition is followed by the suggestion that market research “is a very important component of business strategy.”  We agree!  And it’s only going to become a more critical component as we enter the “hyper-creation” phase of our post-great recession economy. Technology enables us to design faster; to create new products quicker, essentially technology enables us to innovate at lightning speed.  From Mobile research to online communities and testing ideas overnight, market research is accelerating at a rapid pace,…
  • Doritos Does It Again!

    Maureen Evans
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    I can hear some of you scoffing now: “Yeah, right, because the world needed yet another Doritos product.” But as people in the business of innovation, we have to admit that the Doritos team does a great job of continually filling their innovation pipeline, leading to plenty successful new (and novel!) product launches. They’ve got to be doing something right, as according to Mintel they’re the leading tortilla chip brand in the US.PepsiCo has done it yet again. And by “it”, I mean stretching the Doritos brand well past chips – this time landing under a heating lamp at 7-Eleven.
  • Yo: Is it really that simple?

    Gram Bowsher
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    Yo: A two letter word with ambiguous origins and typically inconsequential meaning. Or is it not that simple? One of the newest trends in social media and mobile apps has been the rise of the app named after such a seemingly innocuous term. Giving users only the ability to send the word “Yo” to each other, the app has already received $1.2 million in investment and has risen to the number one in the iOS app store. The fast rise of Yo was quickly followed by an influx of hack attempts, and when a group of college students hacked into Yo’s data and were able to attain user information,…
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    BSA TechPost

  • Privacy Protection Is at Stake in Microsoft’s Battle with the DOJ

    Victoria Espinel
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Technology has fundamentally changed the way we all store our information, and that has put technology companies on the front lines of the fight to ensure private data are protected as well in the digital age as in the past. This fight is now playing out in a lawsuit in New York, where the US […] Related posts: ECPA’s Silver Anniversary: Time for Reform Principles to Guide Modernization of Europe’s Privacy Rules: Trust, Flexibility, and Shared Responsibility Making Sure the EU’s Next Step on Privacy Is the Right One
  • BSA Global Survey Reveals Security Concerns With Unlicensed Software — and Points to the Solution

    Jodie Kelley
    23 Jun 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Of all the priorities CIOs and IT managers are juggling these days — from cloud to mobility to data analytics — surveys find that cybersecurity is what keeps them up at night. And there’s good reason for that: Symantec dubbed 2013 the “Year of the Mega Breach” while the Economist Intelligence Unit found that more […] Related posts: New Economic Research Confirms the Competitive Advantage of Properly Licensed Software Inflection Points for Washington and the Software Industry Global Survey Finds Strong Support for IP Rights
  • Positive Shift in Europe’s Approach to Cloud Policy

    Thomas Boué
    2 May 2014 | 8:16 am
    Policy discussions about cloud computing in Europe have at times been fraught with protectionist rhetoric. Exacerbated by Edward Snowden’s revelations on government surveillance, there have been calls for data location requirements, procurement preferences for European providers, dedicated French or German cloud networks, and even a “Schengen area for data” as ways to promote deployment of […] Related posts: Transatlantic Data Flows: Shift the Focus to How—Not If A 10-Step Policy Plan for Cloud Computing In Europe Europe’s New Cloud Computing Strategy
  • 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 Three Ways the Administration and 113th Congress Can Accelerate the Digital Economy to Achieve Election Goals
  • 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
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    Semiconductor Research News - New Publications

  • Global and China Fiber Optic Sensor Industry Report, 2013-2018

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Optical fiber sensor (OFS) is a new type of sensor with light wave as a carrier and optical fiber as a medium, possessing high sensitivity, interference immunity, anti-corrosion, high-pressure resistance and other merits, thus being widely used in national defense, petrochemical, electric power, infrastructure, medical, etc. At present, all countries in the world are energetically carrying out the R&D and application of optical fiber sensing technology, among them, the United States due to the earliest start leads the world in technology and scale. In 2013, global optical fiber sensor sales…
  • Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The distributed fiber optic sensor market stood at $585 million in 2013. The market is projected to be $1.458 billion in 2018 with 70% associated with the oil and gas segments, according to a recent market survey report conducted by the Photonic Sensor Consortium.
  • Europe Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2014

    16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Europe Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2013 is the latest policy report where industry specialists offer comprehensive information on major policies governing renewable energy market in the region.The report presents an in-depth analysis of the renewable energy policies across the major countries in Europe namely Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Turkey. The report provides the current and future renewable energy targets and plans along with the present policy framework, giving a fair idea of overall growth potential of their…
  • Global Automotive LED Lighting Technology Trend and Market Forecast

    16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This report provides a comprehensive overview of the automotive LED lighting industry as well as market trends from 2012 to 2020 and technical backgrounds. This report is expected to be a useful guideline for both incumbent LED lighting and auto parts companies and start-ups considering a market entry.
  • Tablet PC Core Issue Analysis & Product/Market Forecast

    16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Except for Apple and Samsung, no brand has been able to surpass the top two brands in sales. Brands from China and India will keep expanding output of low-end Tablet PC in order to capture market share. Based on this background this report will analyze and suggest future trends in the Tablet PC market. The study will be particularly helpful in building a growth strategy to meet a rapidly maturing Tablet PC market, which is developing in ways similar to that of the Smartphone segment.
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • Cherry Mobile Announces the Awesome 5 ng Bayan promo; their best selling handsets at discounted prices

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Along with Cherry Mobile’s launching of the “Phablet ng Bayan” Flare 3, the local company also announced their Awesome 5 ng Bayan promo, and their developer initiative, Pinoy App Shop. Awesome 5 ng Bayan Promo The Cherry Mobile is once again making the local smartphone landscape more exciting with their Awesome 5 ng Bayan promo. Along with the Flare 3, the local smartphone company will include four of their best selling smartphones, all at a discounted price. Joining the Flare 3, priced at 3,999, in the Awesome 5 ng Bayan includes the Fusion Aura at 1,999; Ruby at 2,499;…
  • Cherry Mobile Unveils the Best Flare Ever, the New Flare 3

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:10 pm
    In celebration of Cherry Mobile’s upcoming fifth year anniversary, the company officially launches their “Phablet ng Bayan,” the Flare 3 — a 5 inch quad core smartphone priced under P4k. When they asked what kind of smartphone you would get for P3,999, we knew the Flare 3 won’t disappoint in the specs department. The “Best ever Flare” will come with a 5-inch qHD display, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, a Mali 400MP GPU, and Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. The phablet will also come with a new memory combination of 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage,…
  • Lenovo Opens Two New Concept Stores in Metro Manila

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:59 am
    Manila, Philippines – Lenovo is continuing its drive to strengthen its retail presence in the Philippine market by opening two new Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Stores (LMES) in Metro Manila. “The Philippines holds a great potential for Lenovo’s business that’s why we are continuously growing our presence in the country. With the opening of two new LMES in Fairview and Greenhills, we are hoping to reach out to more Filipino consumers, offering them high quality and affordable smartphones and tablet devices,” said Michael Ngan, Country General Manager of Lenovo Philippines. Both concept…
  • Hands On: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10HD+

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:13 am
    I had a chance to play with Lenovo’s new Yoga Tablet 10HD+ during their launch event for the S850 Smartphone and A8-50 tablet. It looks the same as it’s predecessor, the Yoga Tablet 10, except that they have upgraded the specs.   Speaking of upgraded specs, the screen’s resolution has been upgraded to 1920 x 1200 (up from the passable 1280 x 800 of the original). It now also features a quad core Qualcomm CPU (another welcome upgrade from the original’s MediaTek CPU), and an impressive 2GB of RAM. Playing around with it, I noticed that the tablet’s…
  • Online Car Classifieds Carmudi App Launches in the Philippines

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:35 am
    Carmudi, a leading online car classifieds, has officially launched its mobile application in the Philippines. With a listing of over 20,000 vehicles, the app allow car finders to browse through thousands of cars on their Android device. Featuring the same usability and filter functions as its desktop counterpart, app users can home in on what they are looking for by filtering searches, from brand to model and year to price. Users can also share the listings on various social platforms to gain opinions from friends and family. Android users can download the app in the…
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  • Get free Online IT training with Microsoft Academy

    27 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    If you want to get wise about Windows operating systems or other products from Microsoft, you can actually do that from your home computer with Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). Microsoft Virtual Academy is a website that provides you with free online IT training & learning of Windows and other product from Microsoft. Most of the training are with videos and PowerPoint presentations and followed up with 5 short questions at the end of each session to make sure you understood everything. Who is eligible to participate in MVA? Anybody interested in growing their career can be a part of…
  • My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q2 – 2014

    18 Jul 2014 | 2:54 am
    Another quarter has gone and it is time for another Google Analytics traffic report for this blog. I am a bit late this time because I have been busy with other thinks lately, but here we go. (This report is based on Google Analytics data from 1 April  -  30 June) Traffic Types: Search Engines: 44.88% Direct traffic: 25.68% Social traffic: 15.76% Referring Sites: 11.65% Email and Other traffic:  2.46% My traffic types for Q2 is almost the same as for Q1. Not much have changed. However, June has shown small improvements in incoming traffic from Google Search Engines (Only Organic…
  • Review of Iperius Backup software

    6 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Backing up our data is something all people should do and for that job you will need a good reliable software solution. I have been testing Iperius Backup software for the last couple of days and here is my review. Their solution is available in many different editions based on your needs. You can download your own copy of this software using the link in the bottom of this post, but please read this review first.      Top features of Iperius Backup software Incremental backup and synchronization Drive Image and full system recovery Backup to NAS, USB drives, FTP, Cloud Open…
  • Best Android apps for World Cup 2014

    8 Jun 2014 | 4:24 am
    The World Cup 2014 in Brazil is not far away, so I thought it would be appropriate with a list of some of the best apps for your Android smartphone to make you able to follow the event. For those of us that are living in Europe the time the matches are played may not be easy to fit in to our normal day job. That is why it is nice with a good app where we can follow the event. Unfortunately, Denmark is not qualified, but I am still going to follow this event closely. Here is my list of the best apps I have found on Google Play. Best World Cup 2014 Apps for Android? Jalvasco World Cup 2014…
  • Windows 9 coming in 2015?

    27 May 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Image credits: I normally don’t comment on IT rumors, but I think that this one is too interesting not to share. According to multiple source on the Internet Microsoft will release their next operating system, Windows 9 in 2015. If they stick too their normal roadmap we can expect to see the first beta versions at Microsoft Build conferences in April 2015 and properly the final RTM version properly about October 2015. Same sources are expecting Windows Phone 9 and properly also the next version of Office expected to be named Office 2015. Some of the new things about…
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  • How to set the Home and Work Location in Google Now Accurately.

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Google Maps allows us to select a Home and Work location for quick use to determine Directions and for use in Google Now too . Here’s how to set the location. Open Google Maps on your Android or iOS device Click on the “Person” icon on the top right You’ll be displayed a screen to enter/edit the Home and Work address Long press the Home/Work fields to open the edit page and type in the building name or the complete address. Select the suggestion provided by Google and Voila! you have selected a Home address.. Sometimes when you’re living in an apartment complex it wouldn’t let you…
  • Will Pick up Your Parcels From Your Home

    2 Jul 2014 | 9:44 pm is a new startup which lets you schedule pick up from your home for a shipment you want to send across India. They also offer discounted rates from major courier services in India. The process is simple – You specify where you want to ship from, where you want to ship to and the weight of the parcel. Pickparcel will display various available rates from major courier services which service that sector. They divide the rates into sections based on shipping speeds. From here, you can make a choice and fill in the remaining details & schedule a free pickup of the shipment…
  • All About Amazon’s Fire Phone

    2 Jul 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Amazon has announced the much rumored fire phone in the US. It will be available at a price of USD 199 with an at&t service plan for 2 years. The unlocked version of the phone is priced at USD 649. Note that these prices are for the 32 GB variants of the phone. This pricing is part of amazon’s aggressive campaign to drive sales of the phone. In addition to the above pricing, amazon is also offering a full year of amazon prime membership when you purchase the phone (existing prime users get their membership extended by one year).     The phone runs on Amazon’s android based Fire OS…
  • Flipkart Launches Android Based Tablet in India

    2 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Mega online retailer Flipkart has launched an Android tablet in India. Launched under the Flipkart owned Digiflip Pro brand, the XT712 tablet, priced at INR 9,999 comes in two colors – black & white and offers comparable specs to tablets fro HP, Lenovo & Samsung. Here is a quick list of the tablet’s configuration: 1.3 Ghz QuadCore Processor 3G Dual Sim with voice calling support 1280 X 800 7 inch IPS screen 5MP rear camera with LED flash 2MP front camera 16GB internal storage, microSD upto 32 GB Dimensions: 113.7 x 185.3 x 9.2 mm Weight: 285g Flipkart is offering the…
  • Uber Launches Low Cost Uber X in India

    2 Jul 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Premium on call cab service Uber has launched its (relatively) cheaper service Uber X in 3 cities in India. The service is available in New Delhi, Bangalore & Hyderabad and offers a cheaper alternative with the same benefits that the Uber black service offers. The only noticeable difference is the type of car that you will ride in. While Uber black offers a premium fleet of cars, Uber X uses economy to premium economy cars. Here is the rate for Uber X in India: uberX Base Farestart with this fare INR 50 Per Kilometredistance covered INR 15 Per Minutetime taken in minutes INR 2 Minimum…
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  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup Recap – July 23, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Staying on top of all the latest trends and tips for perfecting your SEO is one of the most important aspects you can engage in for your website. But apart from hours of research time which you might not have, where do you start? That’s where EverSpark Interactive’s weekly What’s New In The World of  Google comes into play. Every week, you can learn all the latest goings on from the search engine giant and help to steer your SEO plans in the right direction. Please join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 from 8am – 9:30am. Space is limited — so be…
  • Did Author Photos Hurt Google’s PPC? The Proof Is In

    Dave Paul
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Recently, Google made a major change in the way it rewarded authorship. Previously, author portraits were displayed next to any search results tied to a Google+ account. Google took away these portraits with no warning, leaving only a small tagline with the author’s name. While authors may not be pleased, marketers should be. And poof! Google made my author photo vanish into thin air — Cyrus Shepard (@CyrusShepard) June 27, 2014 As discussed last week, this doesn’t change the importance of authorship in the age of content. But the removal of author portraits…
  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup Recap – July 9th, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Baffled by SEO and how to bend to the whims of Google? Whether you’re a small business with a self-built website or someone who head’s up the Marketing Department of a huge corporate conglomerate, navigating the world of SEO can be confusing and oftentimes difficult. Where do you start? How do you make your site an all-singing, all-dancing SEO powerhouse? Professionals from many different industries, skill levels and positions are finding out by attending EverSpark Interactive’s weekly What’s New In The World of Google Meetup. Free and open to all who are interested,…
  • How Authorship Can Boost Your Google Rankings

    Dave Paul
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    We’ve all heard the phrase “content is king.” The past several years have seen an accelerating trend where search engines reward high-quality, valuable content. That trend definitely won’t reverse anytime soon, but it is taking an interesting twist: If Google’s newest changes are any clue, it’s not the content that’s king but the content creators. And just because your site releases great content doesn’t make you a content creator. It’s the individual authors that Google is increasingly shining the spotlight on, not the companies or entities that publish their work. That…
  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup Recap – July 2nd, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:04 pm
    If the world of SEO and the frequent Google updates have got you in a tailspin, you’re not alone. Professionals from all walks of life are realizing every day that SEO is a huge part of their marketing and website plans, and the smartest ones know that keeping on top of the trend is essential. Every week on Wednesday morning, EverSpark Interactive hosts their free meetup, What’s New In The World of Google, creating an open forum for professional folks from a multitude of industries to add to their own personal bag of SEO tricks and tips. From complete novices to seasoned pros, the…
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  • A Russian Soldier's Instagram Posts May Be The Clearest Indication Of Moscow's Involvement In East Ukraine

    Paul Szoldra
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Moscow has tried to hide its support for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, but some social media posts from a Russian soldier may reveal even more direct involvement in the region. Over at BuzzFeed, reporter Max Seddon has the scoop on a 24-year-old soldier named Alexander Sotkin who has been posting some very interesting photos of his military service, and the locations of the photos are rather telling. While Seddon has embedded a number of Sotkin's photos, which show him in southern Russia taking selfies, it's this one the communications specialist posted, in rebel-controlled…
  • MobileIron, A Hot Enterprise Mobile Company, Beats Earnings And Its Stock Goes Up 15% After Hours (MOBL)

    Eugene Kim
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:19 pm
    MobileIron, the enterprise mobile management company that just went public last month, posted strong numbers in its first earnings call as a public company today. Both EPS and revenue were better than expected, which sent the stock up about 15% in after-hour trading. EPS came in at a loss of $0.52 (non-GAAP) versus estimates of $0.70 loss. Revenue was $30 million versus street estimates of $26.84 million. MobileIron CEO Bob Tinker says the results are a testament to the rapid growth in Mobile IT in the enterprise market.  “Mobility is becoming a full-blown computing…
  • Yelp Reports A Profit For The First Time Since Going Public (YELP)

    Karyne Levy
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Yelp announced its second-quarter earnings on Wednesday, and the results were better than expected.  Net revenue was $88.8 million in the second quarter, which is up 61% from the same quarter last year. That beat analyst expectations of $86.32 million.  Net income was $2.7 million, or $0.04 per share. That's compared with a loss of $878,000 in the same quarter last year.  This was the first time the company had reported a profit since it went public in 2012.  The company also said that reviews on the site had increased 44% year over year to 61 million. Monthly unique…
  • BITCOIN: How It Works, And Why It Could One Day Threaten Legacy Payments Tools Like Credit Cards

    John Heggestuen
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Bitcoin is most often discussed as a volatile digital currency, with a value that seesaws depending on the latest news — good and bad. It's beloved by some, derided by others. But where Bitcoin's real value lies is as a payments technology that has the potential to revolutionize the legacy payments industry.  Bitcoin offers merchant and individuals an extremely low-cost, virtually frictionless payments system. Value can easily be transferred around the world without transmitting sensitive information that could be used for fraud, and without forcing merchants to pay extortionate…
  • 10 Apps That Will Make Your Android Phone A Whole Lot Better

    Lisa Eadicicco
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:52 pm
    One of the best things about Android is that you can change your phone's theme, add new widgets, and customize your settings whichever way you please. Android launchers allow you to make your phone even more personal and catered to your specific tastes. A launcher is essentially a home screen replacement for your Android phone. You can turn them on or off whenever you like, which means you can change the look and feel of your phone's software at any time. After playing with a bunch of lock and home screen replacements from the Google Play store, here are our top picks. Aviate The…
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  • Keeping Guns Clean

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Before taking your gun to a shooting range or in a field to hunt, you can take it to a cleaning company to make sure it is in the best condition possible. The company will clean the barrels and other parts of the gun so that it works properly when you go to shoot. Instead of cleaning by hand, most companies use machines in order to get your gun as clean as possible. There are various sizes of cleaning systems ranging from those that are used on hand held pieces to larger guns that are used in special operations by police officers or by hunters. One advantage to using cleaning machines is…
  • The Joys of Owning an Infrared Sauna

    25 Jun 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Infrared saunas have been around for quite sometime. Although some people choose to visit a public sauna, constructing an infrared sauna at home is a lot more convenient. Here are some of the remarkable health benefits that stem from using an infrared sauna. Detoxifies the body Over time, nasty toxins can build up within a person’s body. These harmful substances can cause a number of problems including fatigue and body pain. A 30-minute session in an infrared sauna will certainly help to get rid of the toxins.Curbs pain Pain can cause a significant decline in a person’s quality of life.
  • It’s On Display

    25 Jun 2014 | 2:11 pm
    If you are looking for a unique and beautiful display for your business or for your home, then consider LCD displays. These operate with brilliant lights that don’t go out as quickly as other bulbs. You can choose a display that is already made, or you can use a picture that you create in order to make the display stand out and blend with your business or decorations in your home. These displays are often clearer for stores. This is an advantage for customers who might not be able to see well or to advertise sales and new products. When customers can see the items displayed and get…
  • The Advantages of Using VoIP for Your Business

    18 Jun 2014 | 3:57 pm
    VoIP technology allows you to make calls using your internet connection, and this is the reason why it’s become rather popular. Due to its many benefits (and the wonders it can do) this technology has become famous for adapting to small business’ needs. Take a look at the top 5 advantages that VoIP phone systems can provide for your business: 1. Reduce your Telecommunications costs Traditional phone companies have to deal with expensive phone infrastructure and industry regulations. VoIP technology doesn’t have all these impediments or extra charges, which reduces its cost significantly…
  • SysTools Export Notes Software Review

    4 Jun 2014 | 10:13 am
    Ideally, Lotus Notes is a suite that is composed of benefits like emailing, calendaring, database management, Web Server, programming etc. So, giving blame to the application that it is a costly email-client would be an injustice. Organizations that are using Notes® aim fully for the purpose of emailing; surely a large section of finances are going in vain. For turning losses due to mail application, the idea of migrating to MS Outlook can be adopted that is as capable as Notes® when it comes to serving sheer emailing experience. In the process of moving to another email application and…
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    Web Hosting Blog

  • Recent Exploit using Fake Magento Extensions

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    We are publishing this post in the hope that all Magento users can utilize this information to determine if their site has been compromised and take the steps required to correct the problem. We were recently contacted by a client regarding a Common Point of Purchase Investigation that was initiated by a credit card issuer. […]
  • WordPress Vulnerability: Update WPtouch As Soon As Possible

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    We’ve discussed WPtouch before — it’s a useful plugin for easily equipping a WordPress site with a mobile theme and touch functionality. It was recently reported by the folks over at Sucuri that the plugin contains a vulnerability that could be exploited by users without administrative privileges to upload PHP files to a server. It’s […]
  • Google Removes Authorship Photos From Search Results

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    We’ve written on a couple of occasions about Google Authorship, a semantic markup system that links an article with the Google Plus profile of its author. It had the benefit of enhancing the snippets that appear on search engine results pages with a photo, byline, and various other pieces of information drawn from a writer’s […]
  • Creating Multilingual WordPress Sites

    15 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Even though the web is a global network, many businesses are happy to create an English-language site and leave it at that. In some cases, that’s fine. The burden of translation can be quite high, and if the market a site is addressing is fairly localized, then the ROI of internationalizing isn’t worth the effort. […]
  • Choosing The Right WordPress Theme For Your Site

    10 Jul 2014 | 10:58 am
    One of the perks of using WordPress is the large number of themes. There are themes that provide just about any aesthetic or function, with many thousands of free and premium themes available from the official repositories, theme marketplaces like ThemeForest, and direct from developers like Elmastudio — one of my personal favorites. But, not […]
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    Hardware BBQ

  • Nvidia releases its new 340.52 WHQL drivers

    The Sorcerer
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:13 am
    Nvidia released its latest drivers along with its Shield Tablet launch. Usually, Nvidia’s updated drivers usually consist of sseries of corrections, improvements with frame rates, enhancements for specific games and SLI & 3D Vision profiles. The highlight of the 340.52 WHQL drivers however is its SHIELD tablet. Nvidia provided this update to ensure GameStream support. Nvidia also updated for Metro: Redux and the Chinese version of Final Fantasy XIV. For those who are interested, you can update the drivers from here.
  • Deep Silver gets Crytek UK team, acquires Homefront

    The Sorcerer
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:34 pm
    The fate of games-in-development by Crytek was left in the dark as its issues due to non-payment of salaries picked up the pace over the recent times. Till now, we know that Crytek was working on Homefront the revolution and Ryse 2. It was also reported earlier that the game’s director also called it quits with Crytek. As of now, Deep Silver has acquired the rights of the game ‘Homefront: The Revolution’ from Crytek and will be developing this game. The work will be undertaken by its new Dambuster studio. Deep Silver is a well known publisher for titles such as Saint’s…
  • WD intros WD Red 5TB, 6TB variants, WD Red Pro Series

    The Sorcerer
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:37 pm
    WD introduced 5TB (WD50EFRX) and 6TB (WD60EFRX) variant into its existing Red Series HDD lineups. What’s more is that WD also introduced a new series called WD Red Pro with 2TB (WD2001FFSX), 3TB (3001FFSX) and 4TB (4001FFSX) variants. WD Red are made specifically for NAS purposes, mainly for SOHO purposes. In the end WD was able to cough up a solution for an affordable NAS-centric hard drives. As one would assume with the prefix, the WD Red ‘Pro’ is made for medium to large business environments that uses anywhere between eight to sixteen NAS bay Network systems. The…
  • Ubisoft displays Anvil Engine used in Assassin’s Creed Unity

    The Sorcerer
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Ubisoft is showing off its games’ engine called the Anvil engine. This games engine will be used in Ubisoft’s upcoming Assassin’s Creed title called Unity. The designer of the game also said that along with the engine, the creators recreated Old Paris with an almost 1:1 scale. The Anvil Engine handles the graphics and the AI of the non player character, giving more ‘human-like’ reaction and actions, giving a more unique experience inthe game. As of now, Ubisoft released a new video:
  • Ex-dictator suing Activision over Call of Duty Black Ops 2 likeness

    The Sorcerer
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:13 am
    Ellen Page and Lindsey Lohan aren’t the only ones who claimed that ‘The Last of US’ and Rockstar Games’ ‘GTA V’ likeness, an ex-Panama Dictator named Manuel Noriega claimed that Activision ripped off his likeness for Call of Duty Black ops 2 What’s more is that according to Manuel and his lawyers, Activision is using his likeness to boost the game’s popularity and sales without his permission. As a result, the company is sued for “blatant misuse, unlawful exploitation and misappropriation for economic gain”. The lawsuit also points…
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    The Four-eyed Journal

  • Android L’s enterprise management tools – piling the pressure on BlackBerry

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:36 pm
    When was the last time we heard something new or exciting from BlackBerry? Apart from the recent appointment of Marty Beard as COO, not much else. And this quick rundown by Ingrid Lunden over at TechCrunch of where BlackBerry stands right now isn’t all sunshine and rainbows: BlackBerry’s share price dropped by more than 10% the day after Apple and IBM announced their news. The effect was not helped by the general decline that BlackBerry has seen over the last couple of years as its market share in smartphones as tumbled while Android devices and the iPhone continue to rise. On…
  • An argument over Php1.00

    Julius Rocas
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Yesterday’s journey back home in Manila turned out to be an interesting case of testing our values of respect for one another, the law and decency. One of my fellow passengers on the commute from Tenement in C-5 to the MRT/LRT station in Pasay City along the East Service road was an old man and a senior citizen. The driver of the jeep was a decade younger than him, I think. For the purposes of this post, I’d refer to the passenger as ‘Manong senior citizen‘ and the driver as ‘Manong Drayber‘. Yes, I need to work on better references. It all started when…
  • Janet Napoles as state witness? It’s like this…

    Julius Rocas
    26 Apr 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Janet Napoles as a State witness?! It’s like pardoning the Marcoses of all their crimes against the Filipino people, letting them keep their stolen wealth and even proclaiming them as the first Royal family of the Philippines. It’s like telling all the farmers to give up their rightful claims on Hacienda Luisita and adorn the Cojuancos for their benevolence. It’s like telling Editha Burgos that she should trust the AFP are telling the truth and would help them find her still missing son Jonas Burgos. It’s like telling the victims of human rights abuses, some of which…
  • Windows Phone 8.1 – Microsoft edges Google & Apple over transparency

    Julius Rocas
    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

    Julius Rocas
    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…
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    Create Your Next Customer

  • Infographic: The CIO State of Mind

    Monique Luttrell
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Earlier this year, UBM Tech surveyed 150 senior level IT executives – including CIOs, CTOs, EVPs, and VPs – to gain insight on top concerns and issues weighing on their minds. Our infographic shares some highlights from “The CIO State of Mind – How to Successfully Engage with CIOs” research.
  • Game Developer Salary Survey 2014

    Hilary Jansen
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Originally posted July 22,2014 on Gamasutra  Gamasutra recently polled over 4,000 game developers worldwide, asking them the question: How much money did you make? We did this as part of the annual Game Developer Salary Survey — the most extensive survey of its kind in the game industry. This year, the survey was run by Gamasutra in lieu of our beloved sibling magazine, Game Developer. Gamasutra will be releasing Salary Survey highlights on our special Salary Survey page. So, onto the topline stats: Salaried game developers In 2013, salaried game developers in the U.S. made an average…
  • UBM Tech’s InformationWeek Wins 4 National ASBPE Awards

    Hilary Jansen
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    UBM Tech’s InformationWeek Wins 4 National ASBPE Awards SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — UBM Tech announced InformationWeek and Network Computing were both recognized for editorial excellence by the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE). ASBPE’s Azbee Awards of Excellence program recognizes outstanding work by business-to-business, trade, association and professional magazines and digital media. “The ASBPE awards are among the most prestigious in the business, and this recognition is validation of our editorial team’s commitment to…
  • IT Budgets Up In 2015, Hiring Tepid

    Network Computing
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    A survey shows organizations will spend more on IT next year, but IT pros don’t expect those extra dollars will translate into bigger IT departments. The good news is that IT pros expect their budgets to increase in 2015. The bad news is that they don’t expect to get much staffing help as they manage an influx of new technology. This is the mixed bag of results from a survey released Wednesday by Spiceworks, an IT community platform that provides free IT management tools. The survey showed that 42% of IT professionals expect their budgets to increase in 2015 from this year. The…
  • Facebook Referral Traffic Skyrockets

    InformationWeek Blog
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Facebook drove nearly one-quarter of all Web traffic in June while other social networks experienced significant drops, says new report. Facebook still reigns supreme as the top driver of social referrals, despite news feed algorithm changes that caused some brands’organic reach to plummet. According to a new report, Facebook drove nearly one-quarter of all Web traffic last month. Facebook was the only social network to post an increase in social media traffic referrals, according to data from Shareaholic, which took into account more than 300,000 sites and more than 400 million…
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    What's On My PC

  • How To Type the “Degree” Symbol From The Keyboard

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:55 pm
    [FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] How To Type the “Degree” Symbol From The Keyboard – I always like sharing personal experiences here on the blog to show that I don’t pull these things out of thin air. Recently I was generating a report where I was typing out weather conditions (such as outside temperature). As I continued […]
  • FREE Backup Software That Provides Basic And Advanced Features (such as disk imaging)

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
    Learn a byte at a time, at What’s On My PC, with Geek Squeaks’ — featuring a round-up of tech products, news, software, apps, wallpapers, articles, how to, Android, Windows, you name it… Be sure to check out MORE GEEK SQUEAKS BELOW! [FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] FREE Backup Software That Provides Basic And Advanced Features (such as […]
  • Get A Great Deal On Microsoft Office 365 Personal

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:16 am
    [FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] Get A Great Deal On Microsoft Office 365 Personal– A year ago I would have told you that Microsoft was behind the eight ball and was not in tune with the current devices (such as tablets, smartphones, etc.) which are supported by cloud computing. A year later I am seeing a new […]
  • Have It All With A Solid State Hybrid Drive

    11 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    [FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] Have It All With A Solid State Hybrid Drive –  If you have an older PC and you are looking for a performance boost, that gives you faster speed with capacity, you may want to take a look one of Seagate’s Solid State Hybrid Drives. The good about the hybrid drive is […]
  • Periodically Change The Background Image On Your Computer (like every hour or every day)

    30 Jun 2014 | 7:24 am
    [FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] Periodically Change The Background Image On Your Computer (like every hour or every day) – You may have figured out that in Windows 7 and Windows 8 you have the ability to setup a screensaver that will display your photos and images on your computer as a slideshow (when the computer goes […]
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  • Customer Birthday Emails

    18 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    Remembering and acknowledging a customer's birthday is a very simple and efficient method to build brand loyalty and image. Market and analytics provider Fulcrum confirmed the full aspect of that with the results of their recent online survey. The evidence comes from a resend online survey that indicates that 74 percent of customers appreciate more highly a company that sends them an e-mail birthday card. More than 80 percent of the customers who react positively also exhibit increased loyalty to the brand. Most importantly, a birthday greeting to restaurant customers influences positively 92…
  • Fun consumer data from Square - THROWDOWN

    17 Jul 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Here at Square we took a look at how Americans order (Extra mayo, pickles on the side, whole milk, etc.) and have the national list, as well as data for Chicago, NYC, SF, and other major cities. (Spoiler alert: they love bacon and fries.) We also did a "throwdown"-- where we pitted the frequency of certain modifiers against others. We came up with some interesting insights. For example, People are 500% more likely to order whole milk v skim milk People are 104% more likely to order hot v iced People are 200% more likely to order cheese v no cheese People are 131% more likely to…
  • The Hiring Big Bang Theory Part III: Don't Leave Them Hanging

    Nate DaPore
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:04 pm
    We all know the feeling. You apply for a job, and wait, and wait...and wait some more. You’re wondering if the company received your application, if you’re in the running for the job or just downright out for the count. No one likes to be in limbo during the hiring process. It’s often a full-time job looking for a job, so not knowing where you stand is just straight up frustrating. Jeff Hayden, owner of Blackbird Media, struck a nerve when he recently posted on LinkedIn an article titled “The Worst Hiring Mistake Any Company Can Make.” Jeff argued that failing to follow up and…
  • Google My Business

    11 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    Do you or a friend own a business and use a Google service to promote or control it? Do you wish there was an easier way to control all of the information you need to have available to consumers?  With Google’s introduction of their new, “Google My Business”, service for business owners, your wish has been granted and a variety of doors will open for businesses everywhere. This service will allow owners to update information, add photos, read reviews and use Google+ all in one place. This new service will not only benefit those businesses that are already on Google but especially help…
  • The Hiring Big Bang Theory Part II: Recruit Through Culture

    Nate DaPore
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:37 am
    If you’re like most business folks I talk to, finding and holding on to great people is one of your toughest challenges. Let’s be honest. Work isn’t always fun. It’s called “work” for a reason. Most people spend at least a quarter of their time at work every week. And that’s exactly why it’s so important to embrace what makes your company special and let your culture shine. We all know referrals are one the best recruitment avenues, and nothing says “come join our team” like a team member raving about why he or she loves working there. Last week I talked about getting…
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina technology and business news

  • Emergency Department Simulator Uses Analytics to Help Administrators Make Data-Driven Decisions

    David Menzies
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Emergency departments (EDs) are under growing pressure; while the number of ED visits have sharply increased, the number of EDs serving this need has actually decreased. According to a report from Rand Corporation, ED doctors are increasingly becoming the decision-makers regarding hospital admissions. Today, nearly half of all non-obstetrical hospital admissions occur through the ED. With the adoption of the Affordable Care Act, it is expected the number of ED visits will continue to rise. ED staffs are, therefore, looking for ways to make effective decisions to make their…
  • SAS ‘Model Risk Management RiskTech Quadrant® Leader,’ Says Chartis

    David Menzies
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    CARY, N.C. -- Business analytics powerhouse SAS ranked as a category leader in Chartis’ Model Risk Management Solutions 2014 RiskTech Quadrant®, recognizing the software’s “completeness of offering” and “market-share potential.” “Recent regulatory standards mean that enterprise level model risk management requires a combination of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, processes, and systems applied across many risk types, “ said Peyman Mestchian, Managing Partner at Chartis. “The range of SAS technology solutions covering advanced model risk analytics, risk data…
  • VantageSouth Bank Named Top SBA Lender in NC

    David Menzies
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) VantageSouth Bank's Government Lending Division was recognized as the top provider of loans to small businesses in North Carolina based on the dollar volume of loans. "We are proud to be the top provider of SBA Loans to the businesses of North Carolina. Our recent merger to create the new Yadkin Bank will allow us to reach further into the communities we serve across the Carolinas to deliver SBA loans which are so important to job creation and retention," said Chris Kwiatkowski, head of Government Lending for…
  • Surrey Bancorp Reports Second Quarter Net Income of $767,779

    David Menzies
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. -- Surrey Bancorp (the "Company"), (PINKSHEETS: SRYB), the holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust, today reported earnings for the second quarter of 2014. For the quarter ended June 30, 2014, net income totaled $767,779 or $0.18 per fully diluted share, compared with totaled $800,843 or $0.19 per fully diluted common share earned during the second quarter of 2013. Earnings for the three months ended June 30, 2014 are approximately 4.4 percent lower than for the same period in 2013. The decrease is the result of a reduction in noninterest income and an increase in…
  • Dr. Charles R. Kays Appointed to CFCC Board of Trustees

    David Menzies
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Dr. Charles R. Kays to the Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees.  His term runs until June of 2018. Dr. Kays received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina.  He received his General Surgery and Plastic Surgery training at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, and Georgetown University.Dr. Kays has a long history of community involvement that includes….8 years on the New Hanover County Airport Authority, Honor…
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  • Samsung empieza a perder terreno ¿Serán el próximo BlackBerry o están a tiempo para rectificar?

    Domadis Cabrera
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Hace unos días escribí una nota en la que expresaba mi parecer sobre el futuro de Samsung a corto y largo plazo. Su perdida de ventas y de cuota de mercado y la amenaza que representan los fabricantes chinos de smartphones como Lenovo, Huawei, Xiaomi i OnePlus One. Cómo suele ocurrir cuando dices la verdad sobre una marca popular, los fanáticos más extremos de esa marca criticaron todo lo que dije, simplemente porque no les gustó. Sin embargo, los últimos informes de la IDC confirman todo lo que dije días atrás. Resulta que el Galaxy S5 no ha sido para nada un éxito de ventas, o por…
  • Apple renueva su línea de portátiles MacBook Pro con pantalla Retina con procesadores más rápidos y más memoria

    Domadis Cabrera
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Con el lanzamiento de OS X Yosemite a la vuelta de la esquina, no es de extrañar que Apple haya decidido actualizar su línea de portátiles MacBook Pro con Retina Display. Por fuera los nuevos MacBook Pro se ven exactamente iguales, pero las especificaciones bajo el capó han sido retocadas para bien. El modelo de 13 pulgadas comienza en 1,299 dólares y ahora viene con un chip de doble núcleo Intel Core i5 a 2.6GHz y 8GB de memoria. y por 200 dólares extra podrás aumentar la capacidad de almacenamiento flash de 128GB a 256GB, mientras que por otros 300 dólares puedes añadir un chip de…
  • Apple adquirió BookLamp y su motor de recomendación de libros

    Domadis Cabrera
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
      Apple ha dado un paso más en favor de su negocio de libros, esta vez con una adquisición que podría hacer las búsquedas de libros electrónicos y sugerencias sean más inteligentes. La compañía en cuestión es BookLamp, con sede en Boise, Montana. Y aunque las negociaciones se iniciaron meses atrás, la noticia apenas fue confirmada por Apple el día de hoy. BookLamp es conocida en Estados Unidos como el “Pandora de los libros” por su “Book Genome Project”, que emplea un enfoque basado en big data para analizar los gustos de los lectores y sugerir nuevos…
  • ¿Será el iPhone 6 resistente al agua?

    Domadis Cabrera
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:57 pm
    El nuevo iPhone tendrá un procesador más fuerte y una pantalla resistente a arañazos, y estará disponible con un tamaño de pantalla más grande de 5.5 pulgadas. Pero al igual que cualquier reloj barato o como muchos smartphones de la competencia es necesario que sea resistente al agua. Puede que parezca algo insignificante, pero se ha convertido en el estado del arte en el mundo de los dispositivos móviles durante el último año. Una de las reglas de satisfacción del consumidor que Apple olvida habitualmente es que las funcionalidades complejas, una tienda de aplicaciones con cientos…
  • Apple terminará el año con dos nuevos iPhones, un reloj inteligente, un nuevo MacBook Retina de 12 pulgadas y otros productos 4K

    Domadis Cabrera
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    El CEO de Apple Tim Cook y el CFO Luca Maestri han puesto de manifiesto su entusiasmo por el otoño, pero todavía tenemos que echarle un vistazo a la lista de novedades que Apple tiene preparadas. Los rumores no paran de llegar, incluyendo uno que sugiere que Apple celebrará un evento a mediados de septiembre para el lanzamiento del iPhone 6 y iOS 8, así como el posible lanzamiento de OS X Yosemite antes de Navidad, junto con el iWatch, el MacBook Air Retina de 12 pulgadas y el primer ordenador de escritorio de Apple con resolución 4K. Apple podría lanzar un iPhone 6 con una pantalla de…
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  • What is IT Strategy?

    Bill Wood
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    Business & IT Strategy We hear it almost every day, IT Strategy, Business Strategy, strategic customer accounts, strategic widgets, etc. Strategy is applied to so many areas and so many things that the word has almost become meaningless.  The term “strategy” has become trite because it is used so much with so little understanding. With all the buzz around strategy, and the lack of clarity and simplicity for what Strategy actually IS, I did a lot of research several years ago and produced my own model:   What I discovered is almost universal confusion of what is tactical…
  • SAP & IT Outsourcing – RESULTS MATTER!

    Bill Wood
    24 Jun 2014 | 9:15 am
    In House vs. Outsource Business today is looking for a way to provide shareholder value.  Outsourcing has become one of the latest “crazes” to boost stock values because shareholders believe it will reduce costs.  While your share price may increase in the short term, you may not see the cost savings and your share price will suffer later as your cost basis increases. It is sad that the cost saving “dream” presented during all those sales pitches often become a “nightmare” of spiraling costs and management headaches.  If you go into your outsourcing…
  • Dear SAP — IT’s Past HANA TIME

    Bill Wood
    16 Jun 2014 | 9:25 am
    In-Memory DB Recently there has been a lot of activity around in-memory database processing.  Oracle announced in-memory which it is positioning as a direct competitor to HANA [Fn1]; IBM, Microsoft, and others are getting on the “in-memory” bandwagon as well [FN2].  A quick check of Wikipedia indicates there are numerous companies claiming “in-memory” database processing as well [FN3]. Then there is the huge performance difference between Solid State Drives (SSD) and physical media Hard Drive Disks (HDD), being somewhere around 75 times or greater the Database I/O…
  • SAP and IT Outsourcing – Vendor Management Considerations

    Bill Wood
    7 May 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Outsourcing Motives One of the hot trends in IT is outsourcing.  The allure of smooth sailing, fewer headaches, and lower cost generally capture senior leadership’s attention.  The sales pitches about all of the success stories are often compelling.  But just like calm (but murky) waters on a mild day hide the rocks under the surface so do many of the outsourcing vendor claims. With some background understanding (and a lot of due diligence) you can avoid most of those rocks and navigate these waters. It does take work, work that your outsourcing vendor will never tell you. Any…
  • SAP & IT Outsourcing – Vendor Management Tactics & Strategies

    Bill Wood
    7 May 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Outsourcing Tactics & Strategy In an outsourcing arrangement you have one of two approaches: work up front to reduce potential disputes or be prepared to deal with the fallout. The less aggressive you are with your outsourcing management the more profitable you are to the outsourcing company. Does fallout mean you will be in court? Sometimes yes, but sometimes it means re-negotiating a contract or, worse still, skyrocketing costs which can exceed the original costs that were replaced. Outsourcing Relationship or Arrangement The sales personnel for outsourcing will push the idea of…
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  • KYOCERA Solar Modules Tapped by Sierra Nevada to Power New Brewery

    Guest Post
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Nearly everyone enjoys a good beer now and again. A delicious beer sustainably brewed with renewable energy that pours down from the sun might make that happy hour indulgence even more enjoyable.Kyocera Solar Inc. announced today that Sundance Power Systems Inc. has installed 650 kilowatts (DC) of high-quality Kyocera solar modules on Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s new Mills River, North Carolina brewery. The modules will help power the brewery’s energy-intensive processes, making Sierra Nevada beers brewed there arguably among the most environmentally friendly adult beverages available. A…
  • GM Teams Up with EV Industry for a Better Grid

    Guest Post
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    Eight automakers and 15 electric utilities work to develop smart grid programGeneral Motors is bringing its OnStar-enabled Smart Grid solutions, to one of the largest electric vehicle collaborations to take place within the industry. Eight global automakers, including GM, and 15 electric utilities are working with the Electric Power Research Institute to develop and implement a standardized Smart Grid integration platform.“One thing that’s missing from most Smart Grid programs is a sense of collaboration,” said Tim Nixon, chief technology officer, Global Connected Consumer, GM.
  • Which Is the Greenest College Campus in Your State?

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Colleges across the U.S. have been making headlines for environmentally conscious polices and student activism. For example, the University of Dayton became the first U.S. Catholic college to divest from fossil fuels, Washington University students were arrested protesting Peabody Coal, and 130+ universities joined in a movement to measure the sustainable dining on campus.There are numerous ways to judge how “green” a school is, including a close look at college campuses. eCollegeFinder has created a map illustrating the greenest college campuses in each state, as judged by College…
  • Will a Plug-in Electric Vehicle Save You Money?

    Guest Post
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Ladies and gentlemen: Start your chargers!Wondering whether a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) could save you money? Check out the UC Davis EV  Explorer, a cutting edge web-based tool that helps consumers see if a plug-in electric vehicle is right for them.Designed by the team at Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Research Center (PH&EV) of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California Davis (ITS-Davis), EV Explorer allows consumers to compare simultaneously up to four different vehicles on an energy cost basis. Just enter your start and finish commute…
  • Elon Musk Tells Stephen Colbert Why He Released Tesla Patents

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Elon Musk received his widest TV exposure earlier this year on 60 Minutes, providing insight into his multiple technologies in response to a serious line of questioning. Obviously, things were different Thursday night when Comedy Central’s audience saw him sitting on the set of the Colbert Report.The interview, broken into two videos, features a bit of Stephen Colbert rightfully marveling at Musk’s innovations before asking him to explain why he allowed other automakers access to the electric vehicle patents his company, Tesla, uses to advance the market.“You saw the future as a…
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    Techline Info

  • Tech For the Guys in Hardhats

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    Technology wears many hats. It is a central part of everything we do. It is the ubiquitous fabric of modern society. It is no longer just for nerds and geeks. It powers every kind of human endeavour including law enforcement, crime solving, medicine and healthcare, entertainment, even religion. Nothing is left untouched by technology. One […]
  • SMS Codes for activating Sony Six channel in your DTH connections

    12 Jun 2014 | 2:37 am
    Watch FIFA World Cup 2014 on Sony SIX, the new sports channels, which is normally not included in any of your basic DTH packages. All DTH operators are providing this channel as an addon channel with your existing channel packs Here the  SMS codes for various DTH operators in India to activate Sony SIX. Videocon […]
  • How to Copy, Erase, Edit or Translate the texts within images using Google Chrome.

    26 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    To manipulate the texts within an image, you need to download the same and use some image editing applications like Adobe Photoshop, Gimp, InkScape etc. If you are an average computer user, it is always painful. Now a new Google Chrome plugin comes enables you to copy, erase, edit or translate the texts within the […]
  • Linux Mint 16 – A practical alternative for Windows XP

    26 Apr 2014 | 9:37 am
    Linux Mint is an Ubuntu based GNU/Linux with a user friendly attractive interface. If you are new to Linux Desktop versions, no doubt Mint Linux is the best option for you. Best user friendly interface If a windows user switches to some Debian destros like Ubuntu , fedora etc, no doubt at least in the […]
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  • Cool Websites & Tools – No Drones, Reddit Live, & Wikipedia On a Stick

    Mark O'Neill
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Don’t Fly Drones Here – represents areas where it is not recommended to fly drones due to regulations. Unmanned drones like quadcopters and fixed-wing aircraft are at the center of new airspace regulations by the FAA. To help people find safe places to fly, the map establishes no-fly areas where drones are not permitted. Knock – the most frequent kind of calls are the calls with a single intent/question. Knock fixes this with responsive missed calls, which shows a message in the incoming call screen and gives you quick response options. When you send your friend a message,…
  • How To Speak Gen Z

    Jackson Chung
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Have you ever received text messages from Mum or Dad (maybe Grandma) asking,”What’s ‘LOL’?” or “What’s “FML’?” If you’re still unsure about the lingo of today’s generation Z, here’s a quick cheat sheet to get you back on track. While you’re at it, you may as well learn the alphabet the geeky way, as opposed to learning the alphabet the obsolete way. via McCrindleRead the full article: How To Speak Gen Z
  • What Are Your Hopes For The iPhone 6? [We Ask You]

    Dave Parrack
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    The iPhone 6 is almost here, with Apple expected to unveil its new mobile hardware in September. Apple fans have been extremely patient in waiting for the iPhone 6, having to make do with nothing but rumors for the past 12 months. Now, with weeks rather than months to go before its release, it’s time to talk about the iPhone 6 and your individual hopes for the next big release from Cupertino. Will Apple deliver what its fans demand? iHope 6 We want to know, What Are Your Hopes For The iPhone 6? This isn’t about what you expect to...Read the full article: What Are Your Hopes For…
  • Dropzone 3 Turbocharges Your Mac With Drag & Drop Actions

    Bakari Chavanu
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    You could waste time putting your files and folders to use the traditional way, or you could save time and do everything directly from your menu bar using Dropzone ($9.99, free trial download). Last year we chose the drag and drop application, Dropzone, as one of our ten top productivity applications. Essentially, Dropzone performs various types of computer tasks that can be carried out from your menu bar. For example, you can select file on your desktop and drag onto a Dropzone action that can or copy the file to a designated folder in your Finder. Other actions allow you to drop and…
  • 5 Best Free Messaging Apps For Android

    Joel Lee
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    It was a strange day when text messages took over phone calls as the primary way to communicate with personal contacts. For those of us without unlimited texting plans, it can be a pain to keep up with friends and family. Need a free way to send messages with your phone? Check out these apps. Disclaimer: The “free text messages” in these apps is not the same as SMS messages. None of these apps can send SMS or MMS for free. If that’s what you want, you may be more interested in how to send a free SMS online instead....Read the full article: 5 Best Free Messaging Apps For…
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • Industry Analysts Predicting PC ‘Revival’

    The Pit Crew
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Industry analysts at Gartner & IDC are out with reports predicting a 'revival' for the PC market. The post Industry Analysts Predicting PC ‘Revival’ appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: 58% Plan to Buy a Tablet PC this Holiday Season Of those who say they do not currently own... Bob Rankin: Should You Buy an All in One PC? Are all-in-one desktop PCs a good buy? I'm replacing... Portable PCs holding own against tablets Remember when IDC and other large research firms tracked...
  • Alert: Browser Hijacking Symptoms

    The Pit Crew
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Are you seeing endless pop-ups with offers of Tech Support 800 numbers and offers to help - your browser has probably been hijacked. The post Alert: Browser Hijacking Symptoms appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: 8 Signs Your Browser Has Been Hijacked Have you noticed anything odd about the way your IE,... Three Ways to Prevent Browser Hijacking There are a few ways a hijacker can actually... Why You Should Clear Browser Cache What’s a browser cache? How do I clear it?...
  • Protecting Against Latest Flash Exploit

    Make Tech Easier
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    What is the “Rosetta” flash exploit and what you can do about it. The post Protecting Against Latest Flash Exploit appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Another IE8 Zero Day Exploit Internet Explorer 8 has yet another zero-day exploit, which... 10 Creative Uses for a USB Flash Drive As USB drive prices continue to fall and your... Is my flash memory card fake? Found this piece of software while searching for some...
  • 8 Reasons Windows 8 Sucks

    Dave's Computer Tips
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    The frustrations of Windows 8 users tend to follow these 8 lines of reasoning. The post 8 Reasons Windows 8 Sucks appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: 6 Reasons to Love Windows 8 Richard Pedersen breaks down his love for Windows 8.... 6 Reasons You Should Have 2 Monitors A larger monitor is not always the best answer... Windows 8 New Users Need Patience Whatever method you use to become a Windows 8...
  • 4 Tips for Windows 8 Power Users

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    Windows 8.x users have no fear, regain the flexibility offered by earlier versions of Windows. The post 4 Tips for Windows 8 Power Users appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: 7 Ways To Improve Windows 8 Performance Windows 8 may be an improved version of Windows... Adjust Your Windows 7 Power Saving Options Windows 7 allows users to adjust power saving features... Windows Talk: How to Create a Laptop Power Efficiency Report If you are a Laptop user your Laptop battery...
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    Tech Spikes

  • Positive Effects Of Gaming Online

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Most people dismiss online games as just a waste of time and remark that there is nothing to gain from it. However, recent studies show that we learn a lot by playing these games and they are actually beneficial. Here are some of the important benefits. Encourages social interaction – Playing online games is less solitary than what most people think. Many games require two or more players to compete against each other. Moreover, many gaming sites contain features that encourage interaction among gamers via forums, chats and tournaments. When you play online, you have the opportunity to…
  • How MMS is Shaping Mobile Marketing

    Laura Jackson
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    With thanks to Matt Kieffer for the image The Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) have been available on our phones for the last decade or so. It allows people to share their experiences via photos to their family and friends. Advances in technology have opened the door to brands to target these people. Mobile advertising as a whole is struggling with its image. The thought of banner advertisements popping up on a smartphone does fill you with dread. Big brands, such as Ikea and Starbucks utilise mobile advertising in the most engaging way. They both use a variety of rich media which is ideal…
  • What Makes a Website Successful?

    3 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    This is the big question – and it can be a hard one to answer. This article aims to do just that, providing lots of possibilities and information en route. Will your site be more successful as a result of reading what we have to share? There are plenty of successful websites out there. Equally, however, there are even more websites that are struggling to get any visitors and have not achieved any real success at all. It is difficult to figure out what should make one website successful and what makes another sink without trace. We can work out some of the elements of course, but we should…
  • Use the best equipment in the industry including Red Epic hire

    3 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    It is important that anyone in the filmmaking industry uses the latest and best cameras and equipment, but buying this equipment generally costs a small fortune. It is a lot more cost-effective to hire the equipment you need, and this will also allow you to use the best models available throughout the industry. When you work in the television and film industry it is essential that you are using all the best and latest equipment so that your project looks fantastic and is obviously of the highest standard – this is true of adverts, television shows, films and documentaries. This means that…
  • How filming companies can help to boost your business

    1 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    Video is the most engaging form of media, and as a business this is something that you need to take advantage of. You can have your own corporate video made up by a professional video production company, and this is a great way to communicate messages and attract new customers and clients. It is no secret that one of the best ways to be a profitable and successful company is to have a well planned-out and executed advertising and marketing campaign, as this will help to raise awareness and draw in new customers. The times have now changed in advertising and marketing and it means that it can…
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    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • Low-cost reading system enables visually impaired to hear graphical content

    Nick Lavars
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:10 am
    From a contact lens that delivers tactile sensations to the cornea, to a 3D-printed ring that reads text aloud in real-time, advances in technology have opened up some groundbreaking ways for the visually-impaired to consume printed content. Researchers from Australia's Curtin University have now unveiled a low-cost reading device that processes graphical information, enabling the blind to digest documents such as bills, PDFs, graphs and bank statements... Continue Reading Low-cost reading system enables visually impaired to hear graphical content Section: Good Thinking Tags: Blind, Curtin…
  • Motorcycle Road Test: 2014 EBR 1190RX

    Loz Blain
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:54 am
    The all-American sportsbike is back, and this time Erik Buell doesn't have a heritage cruiser company looking over his shoulder telling him how to build it. The 1190RX is the first mass-production sportsbike out of the new EBR factory in Wisconsin, a 185-horsepower, torque-stompin', slightly quirky racer with its eyes firmly focused on World Superbike contention. But does that equate to a good road bike? We spent a couple of weeks with the RX to find out. .. Continue Reading Motorcycle Road Test: 2014 EBR 1190RX Section: Motorcycles Tags: Buell, EBR (Erik Buell Racing), Superbike Related…
  • Get 85% off a Train Simple Lifetime Membership

    Darren Quick
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Fifteen years is an awfully long time in computing. But for the vast majority of that period, Adobe has dominated pixel-based creativity. And as a result, if you’re in the digital arts, or wanting to break in, it helps to know Adobe’s software inside out. One way of doing that is to pick up a lifetime membership to Train Simple’s Adobe-authorized training – which currently has 84% off... Continue Reading Get 85% off a Train Simple Lifetime Membership Section: Digital Cameras Related Articles: Get 84% off Train Simple’s Adobe-approved video courses Official Adobe de-blur presentation…
  • Zcan Wireless cuts the cord on scanner mice

    Nick Lavars
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Hong Kong-based company Design to Innovation (DTOI) has developed what it is claiming is the world's first wireless scanner mouse. The Zcan Wireless is designed as a standard optical mouse, but does away with the cord and packs a miniaturized scanner, enabling users to instantly scan images and text. .. Continue Reading Zcan Wireless cuts the cord on scanner mice Section: Computers Tags: Mouse, Rechargeable, Scanners, Wireless Related Articles: LG’s LSM-100 mouse that doubles as a scanner set for release I.R.I.S. ships combined mouse/scanner PocketScan claimed to be world's smallest…
  • First production ICON A5 amphibian plane unveiled

    David Szondy
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Small amphibians are sort of the hot hatchbacks of the aviation world and one aimed at the beginner pilot is always worth a look see. At EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) manufacturer ICON Aircraft debuted its first production A5 amphibious, folding-wing plane for the general public. Built in Tehachapi, California, a second is now under construction for structural testing later this year... Continue Reading First production ICON A5 amphibian plane unveiled Section: Aircraft Tags: Aircraft, Amphibious, Aviation, ICON A5, Oshkosh Related Articles: ICON A5 design…
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    John Morris

  • The Most Important Freelance Job Getting Activity You’re Not Doing

    John Morris
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Most web designers don’t this. Most web designers think it’s dumb or not necessary. Most web designers roll their eyes when I bring it up. Most web designers are also BROKE. There’s one single thing I’ve done that most other web designers don’t do (or don’t do that well) that brings me 99% of my freelance jobs… And, in this video I’ll show you what it is (and how to do it RIGHT): photo by: Dan Moyle The post The Most Important Freelance Job Getting Activity You’re Not Doing appeared first on John Morris. Related posts: Separation of…
  • 2014 Trends That Could Make You Obsolete, Should You Use Code Frameworks, and How to Attract High-Paying Clients Using Content

    John Morris
    5 May 2014 | 9:04 am
    Segment 1: Web Design Trends You Need to Watch Out For (2:56) Several years ago when the “Web 2.0″ movement hit, I lost my entire freelance business because I didn’t actually know how to code. I had been using MS FrontPage to build static HTML web sites for clients. And the move to dynamic database-driven web sites killed me. That taught me to pay close attention to web trends and to break them down to understand the larger motivations at work. So, I could begin to predict trends and stay ahead of the curve. In this segment, I break down 8 of the hottest web design trends in…
  • How to Get Hired on Elance and oDesk

    John Morris
    2 May 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Why You’re Not Getting Hired on Elance and oDesk When I first started out on Elance, I really had no clue what I was doing. In fact, I was pretty nervous about the whole thing. I had this sinking feeling that nobody was going to hire me and I’d quit the whole thing feeling like a failure (and maybe give up on coding for good). And, at first… that’s exactly what happened. The first few freelance jobs I bid on I got undercut by another developer willing to do the work for a price so low it made me question if I’d be able to every make any money as a freelance…
  • Be Remarkable… Or Don’t Be a Coder

    John Morris
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:20 pm
    remarkable(adj): worthy of attention; unlikely or surprising; likely to be noticed It was Iraq 2005 and there was a girl I liked. Problem was… so did every other guy. In fact, you could say she was overloaded with guys trying to get her attention. She was gorgeous… as you can see from this picture: And, she had an intriguing personality. She was the kind of person everybody just wanted to get to know. So, it was no surprise every guy was “after” her. And, I was stuck. I wanted to get to get her attention. I wanted to impress her. I wanted to get her to like me. But so…
  • Separation of Concerns, MVC, and How to Get Started as a Freelance Coder

    John Morris
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Build Better Websites Using a Separation of Concerns Easily one of the biggest mistakes new coders make… inter-mingling content, presentation, and behavior… making it a nightmare to maintain and update your code. In the first segment of this episode of the John Morris Show, I reveal how to avoid that whole mess by building your websites using a “separation of concerns”. What is MVC? How Do I Use It? I get this question every day. MVC has become a buzzword in the developer community and many developers have been told they need to build their applications this…
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  • How to Create Reminders from the Google Search

    Mahesh Makvana
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm
    As if it was so hard to create reminders in Google Now, the company now lets you create new reminders right off the search function. Reminders have been like a boon for those who are overloaded with work and often miss things that they were supposed to do. But with this function built into your device and on your Google account, you will no longer miss any task that you are supposed to do.In order to create a reminder, all you need to do is type in a simple query with a specific syntax in the search box on Google. And this will result in you having your reminder created in your Google…
  • 5 Best TrueCrypt Alternatives to Safeguard Your Data

    Vamsi Krishna
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    For a long time, lots of us folks used full disk encryption technology to encrypt our sensitive data from praying eyes and other so-called government agencies. Whenever we talk about full disk encryption or file encryption, most of us remember TrueCrypt for its flexibility and strong encryption methods. All that has changed when the anonymous TrueCrypt team seemingly posted a kind of shutdown message in their Sourceforge website. To confirm the events, they have even updated TrueCrypt to version 7.2 which is solely modified for decrypting the already encrypted files and file systems. i.e,…
  • Change Steam’s Font for Better Readability

    Paul Ferson
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    Valve is the dominant name in PC game distribution, and for good reason: no client comes close to Steam’s install-base, and no client offers the same number of games either. Steam’s seasonal sales have become something of legend, offering some of the latest titles at almost absurdly low prices. This does not make it a perfect client though; the UI is frequently critiqued for its ugliness, and it is easy to understand why given the dated design.Given that Steam provides support for skins, it should be hardly surprising to discover that the default UI can be modified quite extensively,…
  • Xender: Quickly Transfer Files Between Two Android Devices

    Mahesh Makvana
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm
    There are a number of ways you can transfer files between your Android devices, with the most popular being Bluetooth. Although Bluetooth allows you to send and receive files, it is just not as fast as some other ways to send and receive files available out there. One of the fastest ways to send and receive files using your Android device is to utilize the WiFi functionality that allows for faster data communication.In order to leverage this inbuilt feature to tansfer files faster, a developer has come up with an app called Xender. What this app does is let you share files between your…
  • 5 Ways to Clean Up Windows Startup Programs

    Maria Krisette Capati
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    One of the most frustrating experiences in our digital life is when we turn on the PC, and it runs like a tortoise during the startup while our schedule romps like a hare. Some of the programs installed in the computer, such as anti-malware, productivity and third-party apps and other system services, run automatically during the process, which can bog down our CPU and memory.In my case, for example, Skype, Steam and this annoying third-party JDI MyPC backup software (my seller installed it as part of the package) are active culprits that slow down my startup time, so I had to turn them off…
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  • 15 Tools to Search for Perfect Domain Name

    shabnam sultan
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    Choosing the perfect domain name for your service, product or business is an important step in branding your online identity. Finding a right domain is a daunting task however, most of the top-level domain names are already taken. A right…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 10 Best Free Tools To Test Your Website on Mobile Devices 15 Awesome Free and Paid Logo Maker Tools 15 Awesome Website Builders to Create Free Website 3 Ways To Read Your Favorite Website Offline 8 Best Alternatives To Dropbox
  • 8 Best Alternatives To Dropbox

    shabnam sultan
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Cloud Services have changed the way we store data, videos and pictures. Dropbox is perhaps one of the best Cloud storage service which lets users to sync data across different computers and mobile devices. Dropbox free version offers storage up…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 10 Best Free Tools To Test Your Website on Mobile Devices 10 Free Tools For Website Speed Test 15 Awesome Free and Paid Logo Maker Tools 15 Awesome Website Builders to Create Free Website 3 Ways To Read Your Favorite Website Offline
  • 7 Best WordPress Themes for Kindergarten or Preschool in 2014

    shabnam sultan
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:25 am
    WordPress blogs are used for various purposes and WordPress themes are created to cater to specific needs and requirements. In this article we will be going through WordPress themes for kindergarten or preschool. If you are looking forward to create…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 8 WordPress Plugins to manage banner ads Customize WordPress Admin Panel Using 5 Simple Techniques
  • Three Ways Software Is Reshaping Our World

    shabnam sultan
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:41 pm
    When we think of software, we tend to think of computers. When we think of computers, we think of geeks with neck beards and blue shirts. Outside of Office and iTunes, we are hardly aware of software in our own…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Virgin Media Broadband is Found to be the Fastest in the UK Pro Gaming 101: What It Takes to Have the Skills, Earn the Name and Get Paid to Play 5 Awesome Office Gadgets For 2013 Best Coupon Sites To Find Shopping Deals Online 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2014
  • 20 Top iPhone Apps for Web Designers

    shabnam sultan
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:46 am
    iPhone has changed the use of Mobile technology, thanks to the availability of millions of apps in the iTunes Store for gamers, photographers, developers and more. If you are a Web designer on go, you can make notes, create color…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Download iOS 4.2.6 for Verizon iPhone 4 (Direct Link) Cydia 1.1 Features – Faster Performance and Improved Graphics iPhone 5 Features – NFC Technology iOS 6 Beta 2 10A5338d Released For Developers (Changelog) How To Update iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS To iOS 6 Without Updating Baseband
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  • Richie Porte wins in Tour de France

    Craig Fry, Associate Professor, Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing at Victoria University
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Richie Porte during the 13th stage of the 2014 Tour de France – 197.5km from Saint-Etienne to Chamrousse. EPA/Kim Ludbrook The dust has settled now on the 2014 Tour de France, with Vincenzo Nibali’s well-deserved win, the French resurgence and the other race jerseys and classifications awarded. The 2014 Tour should probably go down in history as one of the most important so far for Richie Porte, who hails from Launceston in Tasmania – made even more significant given it has only been his fourth year in the world’s biggest bike race. On July 9 during Stage 5 this year, the eyes of…
  • A forced PIN for all credit cards won't stop the biggest fraud

    Asha Rao, Associate Professor at RMIT University
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:42 pm
    How secure is a signature on a credit card?Flickr/Jonas Carlsson, CC BY-NCPut the pen away when you next take out your credit card as from tomorrow (Friday August 1) Australians will no longer be able to use their signature when completing a transaction in a store. It’s PINs only from now on, although this will apply only in store and not for online transactions. According to PINwise, an initiative of the Australian payments card industry, using a PIN (personal identification number) for credit and debit card purchases in store is “safer and faster than signing”. But is this really the…
  • From dust clouds to wobbly orbits for new planets

    Tanya Hill, Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne and Senior Curator (Astronomy) at Museum Victoria
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    An artist’s impression shows a pair of wildly misaligned planet-forming gas discs around both the young stars in the binary system HK Tauri.R. Hurt (NASA/JPL-Caltech/IPAC)New observations of a youthful binary star system, reported today in the journal Nature, may help to explain one of exoplanetary science’s greatest unanswered questions – the peculiar orbits of so many recently found planets. Twenty years ago we thought we understood how planetary systems formed, based on a total of one planetary system known (our own). A disk of material, circling around a young star’s equator,…
  • Explainer: Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system

    Raoul Heinrichs, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU at Australian National University
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:39 pm
    An Israeli Iron Dome missile is fired to intercept a rocket from Gaza.EPA/Abir SultanThe breakdown of an initial ceasefire between Israeli forces and Hamas last weekend played out to a familiar soundtrack: the wail of air-raid sirens and the menacing hiss of incoming rocket fire, followed in many cases by the concussive crackle of Iron Dome missiles intercepting their targets. The Iron Dome anti-missile system first attracted attention two years ago, when it achieved between an 80-90% success rate. But the sudden escalation of rocket attacks from Gaza in recent weeks, coupled with the success…
  • Who really suffers in Michelle Phan's YouTube copyright case?

    Nicolas Suzor, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    American internet sensation Michelle Phan is being sued for copyright.AAP Image/Lancome/Michelle Phan ImagesThe latest case of a popular YouTube blogger being sued for using music by other artists in her videos without permission raises the question of who really benefits from the re-use of music. In a claim filed this month, the electronic dance music label Ultra Records allege that beauty blogger Michelle Phan’s videos infringe their copyrights in nearly 50 cases. Phan is a self-made internet star who began posting makeup and self-help tutorials on YouTube in 2007. She has more than 6.7…
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  • Get the real time Glasgow Commonwealth Games in your Windows Phone

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Are you missing the Commonwealth Games action due to your tight schedule? Here’s what Windows Phone developers have made to bring the action to your hands. The official Glasgow CWG 2014 app has been brought to the Windows Phone. Now you can enjoy the entire CWG schedule and results on your Windows Phone that will […]
  • Xiaomi launches self-proclaimed ‘fastest smartphone in the world’, the Mi4

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    Xiaomi has gained the Asian market attention with its last release, the Xiaomi Mi3. Within an hour of its release in the Indian market, the Mi3 phone sold off in ecommerce site Flipkart. Compared to its features and price with Motorola and Samsung phones, Xiaomi is offering the greatest features at a budget cost. After […]
  • Nokia officially rolls out Cyan update globally

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Yet another experience for Window Phone users is on the way. Nokia officially starts rolling our Cyan update for Nokia Lumia users around the world. Lumia Cyan is the new Windows 8.1 update that will hit with all new incredible features. This includes an all new and improved ‘Action Center’ section to personalize your Windows […]
  • LG’s KizOn wearable allow parents to track their kids

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    LG launched its KizOn wearable that allow parents to track their kids’ location. The cellular wristband can call predefined numbers with a single button and parents can call to check in with their kids. The device is completely water resistant and comes in variable colors. KizOn has 400 mAh battery capacity and comes with 64MB […]
  • Blackberry Messenger beta for Windows Phone is here!

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:48 am
    Thus the long wait for Windows Phone users has ended. Blackberry Messenger lands with its beta phase in the Windows Phone store. BBM is a popular chat messaging and voice calling app for Blackberry smartphones which has been introduced later for iOS and Android devices. The app is currently in a testing phase and will […]
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    Rock Away Hurt

  • Hello world!

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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  • Successful Software Selection: Do Your Due Diligence

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:44 pm
    When it comes to software vendor selection, more complex due diligence processes might not necessarily be better.  A recent survey from Software Advice has shown that small and medium-sized (SMB) businesses most satisfied with their software-selection projects used basic due diligence during the selection process.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, weighs in on why less complex due diligence processes work for SMBs and which tactics are the most important. Click here to read more…
  • Economics 101: How the Cloud is Changing More Than Just Technology

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    While the impact of cloud computing on technology has been widely discussed, the impact of cloud on the macroeconomic landscape has largely gone unnoticed and undiscussed.  Affiliate Partner John Parkinson gives his views on the various ways the cloud impacts the bigger economic picture. Click here to read the full article ...
  • Disruptive Innovation: A Flawed Idea?

    16 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    Every executive claims that they want disruptive innovation.  However, disruptive innovation is not necessarily as beneficial as it has been made out to be.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, examines the idea of disruptive innovation and asks whether or not "Managed Evolution" is a better approach for further progress. Click here to read more ....
  • Perspective on Rapid Growth and Future Vision of "Internet of Things"

    16 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am
    The Internet of Things is not only something that changes the way we live, but it will also have significant economic benefits.  High tech companies are beginning to pay attention to the movement to best take advantage of those benefits.  Waterstone has released a new perspective on how to best capitalize on the opportunities offered by the Internet of Things Click here to read more
  • The CFO Playbook on Growth: How CFOs Can Boost Efficiency and Performance with Automation

    18 Jun 2014 | 11:36 am
    Today's CFOs have a wide array of technological choices to make to optimize their company's workflows and back-office processes and in turn lower costs and increase revenues.  While not every company has the time or resources to consider new IT investments, many low barrier-to-entry solutions are still available to create productivity gains and growth.  John Lieblang, Affiliate Partner, participates as a panelist in this CFO webinar discussion, sharing his views on how CFOs can best leverage technology to drive long-term gains Click here to access the webinar
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  • Google Glass: The pinnacle of wearable technology? [Review]

    Alysia Judge
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    Begin a sentence with the phrase "most anticipated gadget ever" and tradition dictates the words "Google" and "Glass" must follow shortly after. Unceremoniously launched into public consciousness from a plane hovering over Google I/O, Google Glass has been one of the hottest topics in tech since 2012. Two years on and the smart specs are still the gadget every technical guru desires; to some it's "an overwrought headband", to others it's the wearable future of modern technology. Still, it's not all been smooth sailing. In California headlines were rocked back in April when a woman was…
  • Big data is transforming every industry, from health and education, to farming and energy

    Gil Allouche
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:56 am
    Big data is already making a big impact all over the world. Large corporations, world organizations, and governments have hopped aboard the big data bandwagon, hoping to utilize new sources of data to improve operations and increase productivity among many other reasons. It's easy to see from the latest technology news how such massive organizations can benefit from big data considering their available resources and history of using the technology. Finding ways big data is impacting life outside of large, urban areas may seem a little more difficult. However, big data is already making…
  • Canonical joins forces with Nokia HERE for A-GPS on Ubuntu Linux distribution

    Brian Fagioli
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:18 pm
    We all know Google is the darling of the mapping world. If you are going on a trip, the search-giant's navigation solutions are arguably the best. However, it is dangerous to allow one company to essentially own an entire aspect of technology. Luckily, there are additional solutions like Apple Maps and Nokia HERE, to at least offer some semblance of competition. As a Windows Phone user, I have learned to love Nokia HERE as an excellent alternative to Google Maps and navigation. While HERE is lacking in some areas, it has the potential to be great. Even though I love Windows Phone, I love…
  • How to access Windows 8.x emoji on a desktop PC

    Wayne Williams
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm
    The touch screen keyboard available on Windows 8.x tablets -- like Microsoft Surface, for example -- gives you access to a wealth of emoji you can use in chats, emails, comments and so on. As well as the usual smileys, there are hand signs, hearts, cartoon characters, vehicles, weather symbols, and many more to pick from. Just select the character set you want at the bottom of the keyboard. If you’re not using a touch screen device, but still want to access these characters you can. All you need to do is right-click the taskbar, go to Toolbars and select Touch Keyboard. A virtual keyboard…
  • BitTorrent releases Bleep for Windows, a closed Alpha chat client

    Alan Buckingham
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    Recent revelations, courtesy of Edward Snowden, have given insight into just how much citizens need to worry about NSA activity, and it was an alarmingly large amount. BitTorrent has been working to mitigate these issues, at least as best as possible, with a Sync app that stores no data that can be accessed, and now a new chat app that will do the same. The service debuts in private Alpha today, allowing testers to jump on board and get a taste of what it's like to use what is claimed to be a "serverless" version of chat. BitTorrent points out the inherent need  for security these days,…
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    Tech Prezz

  • Apple releases iOS 8 beta 4; features Tip App

    Louis Jacob
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    You may know that Apple is working on its next version of iOS first introduced at WWDC and the company has now introduced iOS beta 4. The OS is expected to bring some new...Apple releases iOS 8 beta 4; features Tip App head over to Tech Prezz
  • Windows 8.1 Update 2 reportedly to be released on August 12

    Louis Jacob
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    Windows recently released a major update for its Windows 8 called Windows 8.1 Update 1 and now it seems that next major update is on the  way. If the recent reports and rumors are...Windows 8.1 Update 2 reportedly to be released on August 12 head over to Tech Prezz
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Duos gets Android 4.4 KitKat Update

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Major high-end Android devices out there have already got Android 4.4 KitKat, but there are still some devices to get the KitKat and one among them is Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, though the update for Galaxy...Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Duos gets Android 4.4 KitKat Update head over to Tech Prezz
  • AT&T offers LG G Watch for half price starting July 8th

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    LG recently announced its wearable LG G Watch and AT&T will be the first US carrier to offer the device. You will be able to grab yours starting July 8th for a price of...AT&T offers LG G Watch for half price starting July 8th head over to Tech Prezz
  • LG announces G Pad 10.1 Global Availability; Pricing yet to be revealed

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    When it comes to tablets, there is no many versions from the Korean giant LG but  it certainly has a few devices out there called G pad  and recently the company announced its largest of...LG announces G Pad 10.1 Global Availability; Pricing yet to be revealed head over to Tech Prezz
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  • Asus ZenFone 5 launched in India at Rs. 9,999

    Himanshu Gupta
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    Asus launched a range of ZenFone today in India starting at just Rs. 5,999. The most awaited smartphone i.e ZenFone 5 which was much awaited is priced at Rs 9,999 and can be seen as a good competitor of Motorola’s Moto G. Asus ZenFone 5 comes with a 5inch 720p display and runs on Android […]
  • Huawei Wingle E8231 Wireless Hotspot Review

    Himanshu Gupta
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Huawei is a popular brand when it comes to Wifi datacards as most of the telecom companies providing datacards for wireless internet on the go use Huawei’s manufactured products with there brand name. Look and Feel Wingle looks like those old pen drives or flash drives we used to have, compact and light as a […]
  • Micromax Launches Canvas Win W092 and Win W121 Windows Phone 8.1 Smartphone in India

    Himanshu Gupta
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:33 am
    Micromax, one of the most popular smartphone brand in India launched their first Windows Phone 8.1 based smartphone in India. Priced in the affordable range of Rs. 6,500 and Rs 9,500 for Canvas Win W092 and Canvas Win W121 respectively. Both the smartphone comes with Dual SIM support. Canvas Win W121 comes with a 5inch […]
  • Spice Smart Flo Poise Mi 451 Review

    Himanshu Gupta
    15 Jun 2014 | 10:55 am
    Spice Smart Flo Poise Mi 451 is an entry level affordable smartphone with a price of just Rs, 5,499 in India. It comes with a 4.5 inch IPS display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels resolution but lets see how much it scores on performance. Look And Feel The phone fits your hands […]
  • Motorola Moto E Review

    Himanshu Gupta
    1 Jun 2014 | 11:55 am
    After the success of Motorola Moto G, the company has launched Moto E a cheaper version of Moto G at a price of just Rs. 6,999. Well cheaper price does not mean bad specs in the case of Moto E but lets see does the specs do the necessary magic or not. Look and Feel […]
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  • Read Webpages without Clutter Using Clearly Addon

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Clearly LogoEvery webpage you access online has a few different sections. The main part of this is the content section which usually contains the Title and the content part with images and videos. The other section includes the webpage’s header,footer, sidebar and social share buttons, ads etc.When browsing webpages these are common and doesn’t get in the way. But when you are reading some intense articles like a story or something or when the webpage is too cluttered with unwanted stuff. There is an easier way to read these…
  • Facebook Launched Bookmarking Feature ‘Save’

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.This feature was being tested by Facebook on a few number of profiles. Today it seems the bookmarking feature was released to public, atleast I got it today. Introducing this feature has made it simpler to bookmark stuff we see on our News Feed. No more taking screenshots or bookmarking in the browser.Your Saved bookmarks are private and only visible to you unless you decide to share it.You can bookmark Links, Places, Music, Books, Movies, TV Shows, Events and the Archive probably contains all your past bookmarks.This will come very handy…
  • How to Get Unlimited Skips & Play Any Song on Spotify Mobile

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.spotify iconSpotify was made available for free on Mobile and Tablets last year. Premium users can enjoy complete features of Spotify across all devices while Free users on Mobile are limited to only Shuffle Play with a limited number of Skips (6 per hour). That is very limited for someone who has a huge playlist.The Tablet version of Spotify is somewhat different. This version doesn’t have any limitations on the Skips nor does it force you to use only Shuffle Play, you can select a playlist and play any song anytime and any number…
  • Auto Clear or a Widget to Clear WhatsApp Chat History

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.whatsappSome people like to keep their Chat history clean, WhatsApp is one of those apps that provides a way to clear all conversations easily. But still its tedious to go to Settings and clicking on Clear All Conversations. Hence I decided to create a little script to automatically clear WhatsApp chat history.Requirements:1. Tasker App. (Paid)2. SQlite Installer for Root.3. Rooted Android.You can either let Tasker automatically clear the history every day/every hour/every second or create a small widget which will clear the history on one…
  • CactusVPN Review : Fast and Cheap VPN with Smart DNS

    20 Jul 2014 | 12:37 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Cactus VPN LogoCactusVPN is a VPN service provider that I recently came across and decided to take a look at their services. They have a fair amount of servers which I think they will be expanding. As with most new VPN providers, they have two main modules. The VPN and the Smart DNS.A VPN changes your IP and re-routes your entire traffic through their encrypted tunnel. This is to be used when privacy and security if of utmost importance. Eg: When browsing your bank account from a Public WiFi hotspot.The Smart DNS service doesn’t…
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  • A Great Testimonial from a customer about NCH Products

    NCH Software
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    I am a performing musician and a guitar instructor.  I discovered NCH Software products quite by accident a number of years ago.  I liked the way the products worked and have now used about 6 different titles.  In both my teaching and performance lives I’ve found many uses for NCH software.  One of my favorite programs is WavePad Sound Editor which I use so much it’s like I can’t function without it.  I have it licensed on 3 computers now.One of the activities I did in my guitar lessons was to record my student’s performance of some song or piece of music they…
  • Great Review from MGMedia Networks

    NCH Software
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    - Michael Gardner, Los Angeles -"I want to thank all involved with NCH/Express Invoice for putting out this software which is easy to use, user friendly, and reasonably Priced. A couple years ago my Social Media business grew to a point where just using a pen and paper and a calculator just was not good enough anymore. I purchased a few invoice programs to see which is good for me. While others less expensive were okay but just had too much details missing, and others more expensive were just too hard to ...comprehend, the NCH Express Invoice was just perfect. I have been keeping up with…
  • HourGuard for Android Now Available

    NCH Software
    23 Jun 2014 | 11:37 am
    One of NCH Software's best Business Products is now available on Android devices.  HourGuard TimeSheet Software for Android allows users to track time spent on customer projects. The app is simple and easy to use.HourGuard on Android devices frees up focus on work without having to worry about logging hours or tracking time. The software includes reports on time spent on tasks and sub-tasks.  This is a great product for anyone billing by the hour. HourGuard Features:* Push a single button to start/stop time* Mark tasks complete, active, or closed* Runs in the background without…
  • NCH Software's Newest Business Tool: Express Project Management Software

    NCH Software
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:55 pm
    NCH Software is continuing to develop valuable tools and software for the Business Productivity space. Express Project Management Software is NCH Software's newest addition to the already great assortment of business tools and utilities.Below is a quick video introduction for Express Project Management Software.Express Project is an organization tool designed to simplify project and task management. This software ensures that there is a clear breakdown of what you and your team members need to accomplish along different stages in the project timeline. Express Project features several…
  • New Music Practice Software from NCH Software

    NCH Software
    20 Mar 2014 | 3:02 pm
    PlayPerfect Free Music Practice Software is the newest tool added to NCH Software's Audio Software and Tools.  It can help you practice, learn, and improve playing your favorite instrument using your Windows PC.PlayPerfect Music Practice Software has visual cues, playback, and performance reports to help young musicians train their ears to detect wrong or out-of-tune notes.  It's a fun way to practice or learn your favorite instrument.PlayPerfect Free Music Practice Software for Windows features:- Moving cursor- Color-changing notes indicating correct or incorrect- Built-in…
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  • India’s 2014-2015 Budget: A Gold Rush For Tech Vendors

    Manish Bahl
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:39 pm
    The new Indian government announced its maiden 2014-2015 budget yesterday. Forrester views the latest budget as progressive, pragmatic, and a step toward building a "new" India. We expect the aggressive push on infrastructure and manufacturing as well as the focus on reforms to help lift India out of its economic doldrums. Here, in no particular order, are Forrester's top five takeaways from the budget from an ICT spending perspective:Read moreCategories:India budget spending technology
  • Key Takeaways From A Discussion With Wipro’s CEO

    Manish Bahl
    3 Jun 2014 | 9:31 am
    I recently had a great discussion with TK Kurien, the CEO of Wipro Technologies, at the company's campus in Bangalore, India. During the discussion, TK shared his thoughts on Wipro's future. He sees the following as critical to success:Read moreCategories:CEO India Wipro digital
  • PaaS Is Entering The Next Business Maturity Phase With AT&T

    Stefan Ried
    15 Nov 2011 | 7:14 am
    Forrester has done quite a number of reports in the last two years around platform-as-a-service (PaaS) from the long-term strategy perspective from me and from the application developer perspective from my friend John R. Rymer. During this time, we saw many different business cases around PaaS. We have predicted and quantified that the major buying power of PaaS will come out of three camps:Read moreCategories:IaaS PaaS SaaS cloud computing
  • Vendors Prepare For Corporate Application Store Opportunities

    Michele Pelino
    21 Oct 2011 | 11:28 am
    Firms are expanding beyond basic applications, deploying line-of-business mobile applications to address the needs of specific workers including the sales force, help desk, supply chain, logistics, and inventory management personnel. A growing number of firms are using mobile application stores to distribute these apps. In fact, 35% of enterprise organizations currently use mobile app stores, up from 27% of firms in 2010 (see Figure below). Mobile application stores gained momentum over the past few years as firms including Apple, BlackBerry, Nokia, and Google developed mobile application…
  • The Empire Strikes Back — But Who’s The Target?

    Stefan Ried
    5 Oct 2011 | 3:45 pm
    It was only about a year ago when Larry Ellison was confusing the OpenWorld audience with the "cloud in a box" approach, and only a very few CIOs managed to turn a large Oracle landscape into a real private cloud based on an opex model to their business units. But a lot has changed since last year.Read moreCategories:Oracle Oracle Open World PaaS cloud cloud computing
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  • iPhone Slow, No? iPhone 6 Will Change Your Mind

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Everything’s relative. Right now, that aging Apple smartphone in your pocket is a brilliant example of engineered valued that’s designed to stylishly perform, year after year. However, the closer we get to the iPhone 6 launch, the more likely you are to ask yourself, “Is my iPhone slow?”Fundamentally, people tend to be satisfied with what they have got until they become aware of the something “newer” and “better.” iPod and iPhone buyers of the last decade will remember the phenomenon.iScrewed again? Perhaps, but you can count on the fact that a…
  • Poker Anyplace iOS Game Review – A Few Cards Shy Of A Full Deck

    Henry Dowling
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:13 am
    Poker AnyplaceAppnetto LLCGamesFreeDownloadComing from its roots in smokey casinos and dingy basements, tournament poker has shot into the spotlight in recent years – both online and in high-profile televised events across the world. Many mobile developers have whipped up poker games of their own to cash in on this upswing in public opinion, with varying levels of success. Appnetto’s Poker Anyplace (inexplicably called Anyplace Poker on the game’s own home-screen but Poker Anyplace everywhere else) joins this long list of purportedly free poker titles on the App Store,…
  • MacX Video Converter Pro Mac App Review

    Tucker Cummings
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:16 pm
    MacX Video Converter Pro is a software application designed for Mac computers. It was designed by Digiarty Software, Inc.MacX Video Converter Pro lets you do pretty much anything you’d want to do with video or image file: convert videos, download videos, make photo slideshows, capture video from your screen, and edit your videos. This software also lets you manipulate YouTube clips, and contains over 370 built-in video & audio codecs.With all of these features, getting your bearings can be a little confusing. Thankfully, there is a handy user guide that provides short descriptions of…
  • Blackberry Dies, Lives a Little More Every Day

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Ford loves Blackberry. Ford loves Blackberry not… Yes, the big news is that the giant international automaker that is Ford is adopting Apple iPhones for its employee. Blackberry dies, right? Yes, fewer Ford employees will be carrying ‘em but Ford cars will have Blackberry under-the-hood.What’s it all about? Perception and changing market fundamentals.Yes, Ford has announced it is transitioning thousands of employees to the iPhone from Blackberry. Initially, Ford will move 3,300 workers to iPhone by the end of year and another 6,000 employees over the next two years.“We are…
  • 2014 MacBook Pro Delivers Faster Chips, Lower Prices

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    So far, this has been a very successful strategy. Earlier this year, Apple revealed the 2014 MacBook Air product line with faster chips, more RAM and lower price. That helped drive Mac sales up by nearly 20 percent.Now, here comes the 2014 MacBook Pro product line up with faster chips, more RAM and lower prices — fulfillment of a rumor that popped up roughly 24 hours ago.Apple has announced updated Retina MacBook Pro configurations featuring faster Haswell processors, beefier entry-level RAM complement and some lower prices.“People love their MacBook Pro because of the thin and light,…
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  • Asana Teamwork app is now available for iPhone & iPad

    Chethan Thimmappa
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:09 pm
      You can download the asana teamwork app from here.   TwitterGoogle+
  • SITA gets Smartwatch with Boarding Passes

    Chethan Thimmappa
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:23 am
    Airlines can now offer their ultra tech-savvy passengers the chance to board their flight with a mere flick of their wrist and scan of their smartwatch. SITA Lab continues to innovate and lead in the area of wearable tech by providing boarding passes for Android watches via its API available now on A simple alert via Android Wear technology will remind the passenger of their flight at the appropriate time and location. A quick swipe reveals the boarding pass and a second swipe displays the barcode allowing the passenger to get through the airport checkpoints and board the…
  • Lava rolls out Android 4.4.2 KitKat update through FOTA for Iris 504Q+

    Chethan Thimmappa
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:57 am
    LAVA International Limited, a fast growing company in the mobile handset industry, announced Android 4.4.2 KitKat update over FOTA (Firmware- over-the-Air)  for LAVA Iris 504Q+. With its latest update of Android 4.4.2 KitKat, LAVA Iris 504Q+ shall offer an improved user experience through an enhanced user interface, superior battery life and software performance. A new dialer app has also been introduced in the update which lets users to automatically prioritize contacts according to the most frequently dialed numbers in the phone book. Whenever a user gets a call from an unknown number, the…
  • Oplus launches XonPhone 5

    Chethan Thimmappa
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    Oplus today announced the launch of its revolutionary 5” Smartphone – ‘XonPhone 5’ exclusively on, the largest online marketplace in India. The event was held in New Delhi’s Shangri-La Hotel on July 24th, 2014.  Under this partnership between Oplus and, the latest smartphone by the former, XonPhone 5 will be exclusively available on the latter’s website and accessible for purchase for 25 million+ Snapdeal members across 5000+ towns and cities. XonPhone 5 comes powered with a MTK 6582 Quad core 1.3GHz Cortex A7 Processor, a 1 GB RAM, a 5” capacitive…
  • Uber for Windows Phone has arrived!

    Chethan Thimmappa
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:27 am
    Uber, the popular Taxi app has now hit the shelves of Windows Phone store!  Joel Belfiore of Windows Phone team has confirmed this news by tweeting “Another big-brand, official app on WP! UBER!” . The application is available in most of the Uber operated regions. The Uber application for windows phone is available for free. The company also posted this on their blog .  Screenshots of Uber app.   Download Uber for Windows Phone TwitterGoogle+
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  • What We Have Missed: Day 212, Week 32 In The Year Of 2014

    mike chua
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    Logitech G Stakes Claim As The World’s Fastest Gaming Mouse with the ability to track over 500 inches per second, the Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury made claim as the world’s fastest gaming mouse. features include a 32-bit ARM processor, lightweight construction, low-friction feet, 8 programmable buttons, and 4 plus 1 DPI settings. available starting August 2014. $59.99. BUY. Design to Innovation Has The World’s First Wireless Scanner Mouse Hong Kong-based Design to Innovation has a wireless scanner mouse that scans in a zigzag motion over whatever you wish to digitize and…
  • World’s Smallest High-end PC Has Bushy Copper Afro Instead Of Fans For Heat Dissipation

    mike chua
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:28 pm
    this is not a high-tech steel wool with a power button. it is an innovative PC that ditches traditional cooling fans in favor of a bushy chunk of copper afro. aptly called Silent Power PC, this mini PC from Germany maker of the same name is billed as the smallest high-end PC in the world. the odd looking top allows heat to be dissipated by channeling them directly off the CPU and GPU, which results in up to 500 times better heat removal then the traditional counterparts, said the company. apparently, the circulation of air through the copper foam is so efficient that the outside surface…
  • VIDDY Is A Working, Flatpack Pinhole Camera That You Can Put Together In 30 Minutes

    mike chua
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    we have, at one point in time, been exposed to the fundamental of imaging through DIY pinhole camera, but those examples your school teacher once taught you, were merely child’s play. with the VIDDY DIY Cardboard Pinhole Camera Kit, you will have another chance to do it right and this time, you will get to immortalize the images the pinhole camera captures on medium format or 35mm film. made from recycled cardboard, the VIDDY DIY Cardboard Pinhole Camera Kit comes flatpack with the required parts die-cut and ready to be popped out for assembly. except for a teeny weeny bit of glue…
  • Franken Edison Light Is What Happens When Edison Meets Dr. Frankenstein

    mike chua
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    obviously, there is no correlation between Frankenstein and lightings (lightning, perhaps), but that does not make Dale Rorabaugh’s Franken Edison Light any less attractive. in fact, it is the opposite. Franken Edison Light brings together Thomas Edison’s electric light bulbs and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and presented as a single, brilliant lighting art. well, as far as Edison’s invention goes, it is not exactly an eco- and wallet-friendly thing by today’s standard, but for some reason, modern LEDs, or even energy saving bulbs could never have the same, rustic…
  • This Is A Has-It-All Bike That Might Make Add-on Accessories Things Of The Past

    mike chua
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:18 am
    we think about automobile of the future. we think about other possibilities with respect to powered transportations, but we never really give a thought to the most basic form of human-powered alternative, namely bicycle. that’s until Oregon Manifest comes and challenge the bike designers to rethink what a bicycle should be for today’s urban environment. when you get a bike, it is like a plain sheet of canvas. then you add lights, pannier, bike lock and stuff to make it “whole”, which is obviously a hassle. the question is: do we really have to go through that? of…
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  • Malaysia, the World’s Unluckiest Airline, Will Now Struggle to Survive

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    Only four months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished somewhere in the Indian Ocean with 239 passengers on board, Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine, causing the loss of another 298 souls — an unprecedented blow to a major international airline. Even a robust operator would have trouble overcoming twin disasters like that. But the fact is that Malaysia’s flag carrier is in no financial shape to absorb these catastrophes. In fact, analysts wonder if it will ever be able to recover. More:…
  • What Happens to your Social Media Accounts After You Passed On?

    13 Jul 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Originally posted on Ian's Business & Tech Blog: View original
  • Teapot Found Floating Somewhere Between

    1 Mar 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Teapot Found Floating Somewhere Between Earth and Mars – Originally posted on Booger Hook:SOMEWHERE BETWEEN EARTH AND MARS – The history of science has had its fair share of strange and unusual discoveries; The Voynich Manuscript, The Antikythera Mechanism, and The Baghdad Batteries are just a few examples that scientists are studying and debating still to this day. Just added to this list
  • Is frozen natural gas the future of ener

    25 Dec 2013 | 8:34 am
    Is frozen natural gas the future of energy? – Reblogged from Quartz: Shale has the spotlight for now. But there’s another, lesser-known substance with the potential to yield even greater quantities of natural gas: methane hydrate. Hydrates consist of a lattice-like structure of frozen water molecules and methane. On the surface, they look like an ordinary block of ice. But when you hold a []
  • Social Media Stats for 2013 – Social Med

    24 Dec 2013 | 12:37 am
    Social Media Stats for 2013 – Social Media Stats for 2013
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    Spice Up Your Blog

  • Top 6 Habits of Professional Writers and Bloggers

    Stephan Tchen
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    After being a professional writer for some time, you start to develop certain productive habits. These habits make the difference between writing deliberately and dabbling in a hobby.When you make a conscious decision to start taking your craft seriously, you'll experience an incredible difference. You will not only become a better and more prolific writer, but you'll start actually finishing projects, which is probably one of the biggest challenges writers face.Click Here To View Full Post >>
  • How to Use Google+ Communities to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

    Stephan Tchen
    29 Jun 2014 | 6:01 am
    Guest Post - Our host is Matt Carter. Matt uses his experience as an Internet Marketer to show us How to Use Google+ Communities to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog. See How to Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog.If you write for a blog regularly, chances are you’ve spent quite a bit of time figuring out how to send your posts out so they’re read by lots of different people.You’ve probably spent a lot of time using social media as a means to spread your content out, but if you’re focusing solely on Facebook and Twitter, you might be forgetting an important place to find more…
  • The Purpose of Comments on Blogs (and How to Use them)

    Stephan Tchen
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:55 am
    Comments play a big role in blogging. If everybody, I mean bloggers and readers, used the comment section optimally, its functionality would provide us all a wealth of value.An optimal blog post would consist of a high quality article by the blogger followed by a discussion that goes deeper into the topic. We could also say that the original blog post should be a good discussion starter, as the post will never cover a topic to the whole. It always leaves room for interesting comments.Click Here To View Full Post >>
  • The Truth about 'Sharing is Caring' in Blogging

    Stephan Tchen
    11 Jun 2014 | 9:34 am
    More and more blogs use this Social Widget with the 'Sharing is Caring' gadget as a call-to-action to get their posts shared. But when do you share content? What do you share, and why?Do you share a post just because you see some sexy buttons with the text 'Sharing is Caring'? Bloggers try hard to get their posts shared. I must admit that it may even increase the chance of getting a share.Click Here To View Full Post >>
  • 5 Ridiculous Blogging Advices You *Must* Ignore

    Stephan Tchen
    7 Jun 2014 | 8:19 am
    Guest Post - Our host is Amy Brown, Amy uses her personal experience to list 5 Ridiculous Blogging Advices You *Must* Ignore. See How to Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog.The blogging realm is full of 'gurus': some are bonafide experts, others are simply overrated, and then, there is the third kind - the downright wannabes!Click Here To View Full Post >>
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  • Selfies Everywhere

    Arvind K.R
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    The innovator probably slotted in the front camera on the smartphone so that people could video chat while they were on the move. Little did he anticipate that it would later be used for the most meaningless possible purpose, something that the modern day social media addict has termed-the selfie.It most definitely started off when a girl decided to take a look at her make-up and went “oh! Might as well click the button on the bottom and see what happens”(sorry for a sexist stereotype of the highest order)and behold the most insignificant of scientific inventions took birth. With…
  • Does It Even Really Matter?

    Prajnesh Karthic
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
    credits:   I am supposed to be warning you that the following discussion is not safe for women, children and minors. But here’s what I’ll tell you instead; The discussion is not safe for people who aren’t open-minded. (honest question, why is this topic taboo anyway?) Sex. Here, I said the word. And nothing happened, nobody punished me or anything. It is just like every other word. You just try saying it out and tell me if it feels any different. This blog post is not going to be spicy (boo!). Nor is it going to be educational…
  • Baraka – A Must Watch Documentary

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    Baraka is a 1992 non-narrative documentary film directed by Ron Fricke. It explores themes via a kaleidoscopic compilation of natural events, life, human activities and technological phenomena shot in 24 countries on six continents over a 14-month period. Stunning visuals and some great music, give it a watch. If u have fallen in love with the visuals like me, blu-ray is available for better experience. If you are a fan of stunning visuals then Baraka is must watch. The post Baraka – A Must Watch Documentary appeared first on The Opinion.
  • Speak-Up India Youth Conclave 2014

    Harish Krishna
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:51 am
    Penumbra in association with IIT-Madras brings to you Speak-Up India, an exclusive conference to bring together passionate individuals with a vision to be the change in India, an opportunity to discuss issues of national importance and come up with solutions for the same with the most intellectual and determined individuals whom they cannot come across otherwise. Speak-Up India is an one day conclave with important agendas relating to the field of Engineering, Politics, Cinema, Society, Health, Literature, Entrepreneurship and Education to be discussed. Distinguished individuals will lead and…
  • Football’s Compelling Growth as a Sport in India

    Aashwij Ranga
    19 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Transformation of Football In India. Andrea Schurrle breaks wide to the left and delivers a perfect cross to Mario Goetze who scores the most important goal of his life. This was watched by millions of people from all over the world. What struck me the most this time was the enthusiasm and the passion with which we, Indians followed the world cup. There is a popular saying “INDIA MAI TOH SIRF DO CHEEZ CHALTE HAI CINEMA AUR CRICKET”(There are only two things that happen in Indian, Cinema and Cricket). This may be true but now the times have changed and so have the people. In a country…
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  • New Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 Now Rolling out at Sprint

    Liviu Anca
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Sprint officially revealed that they are now rolling out a new Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 update. Therefore, if you happen to own the Sprint Galaxy S4 variant you should keep an eye on the notifications bar. Because the KitKat-specific goodies such as cloud printing, white status and nav bars, full screen album an movie […]
  • LG G3 vs HTC One M8 Specs Comparison

    Liviu Anca
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Contents:DimensionsDisplayProcessorDesignBattery LifeMemoryCameraOperating SystemConnectivityPriceConclusionsAll big players of the smartphone market have already introduced and released their flagship devices for 2014, the LG G3 and the HTC One M8 being one of the most anticipated handsets of the year. Since the two devices will definitely become one of the most popular smartphones of the year, we decided to put […]
  • UK Galaxy S5 Mini Release Date and Price Officially Announced

    Andrei Prescura
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    The Galaxy S5 Mini has been recently revealed by Samsung and while the phone is already available for pre-orders in various markets, including UK, since now there wasn’t any official statement related to its official release date. Well, now Samsung decided to make things clearer, thus the official UK release date for the Galaxy S5 […]
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Release Date, Specs, and Rumors

    Liviu Anca
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    It’s no longer a mystery that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date has been set for later this year, but what should we actually expect from the next-gen high-end Sammy phablet? That’s what we are trying to answer in this post. The Samsung Galaxy S5 was released earlier this year and now that the […]
  • Android 5.0 L Update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10: Main Features and Expected Release Date

    Liviu Anca
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    The folks at Google will release the Android 5.0 L update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and other supported devices later this year, but, for the time being, the Android L release date was not officially revealed. Hopefully, we might be able to make some estimations based on the company’s previous launches. […]
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  • Pinterest Acquires Spanish startup Icebergs

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:08 am
    Pinterest has Acquired Icebergs, a service that allowed users to organize their projects. Icebergs cofounders César Isern and Albert Pereta will relocate to San Francisco from Barcelona and join Pinterest as product manager and product designer, respectively. “On Pinterest, there are tens of millions of people discovering more than 30 billion pins, and we can’t wait to use what we’ve learned building Icebergs to help make their experience even better,” the Icebergs cofounders said in a statement. Icebergs will be discontinued on September 1, 2014 including its mobile app…
  • Obama talks about lawsuit against him by Republicans

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
    House Republicans in U.S voted to proceed with a lawsuit against U.S President Barack Obama, saying that his executive actions are so extreme that they violate the Constitution. Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a resolution authorizing Speaker John Boehner to sue Obama. The vote to sue Obama was 225 to 201. Five conservative Republicans voted with Democrats in opposing the lawsuit. “They’re going to sue me for taking executive actions to help people. So they’re mad I’m doing my job,” Obama said in his speech in Kansas City, Missouri. “And by the way, I’ve told…
  • U.S. House of Representatives votes to sue Obama

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:39 am
    House Republicans in U.S  voted to proceed with a lawsuit against U.S President Barack Obama, saying that his executive actions are so extreme that they violate the Constitution. Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a resolution  authorizing Speaker John Boehner  to sue Obama. The vote to sue Obama was 225 to 201. Five conservative Republicans voted with Democrats in opposing the lawsuit. “They’re going to sue me for taking executive actions to help people. So they’re mad I’m doing my job,” Obama said in his speech in Kansas City. “And by the way, I’ve told them…
  • Google, Linaro develop custom Android edition for Project Ara

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Google is working with open-source development organization Linaro to develop a special edition of Android for the Project Ara customizable smartphone. Project Ara is Google’s ATAP project for providing modular phone system. i-e users can get configurable smartphone with  empty phone frame and screen by paying $50, and they can snap on or take out modular parts from the rear of the handset to add or remove features. Watch the below video to see the prototype of project ara.   A special edition of Android had to be created for the unique customizable design of Project Ara, said…
  • UK to allow driverless cars on public roads in January

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
    The UK government has announced that driverless cars will be allowed on public roads from January next year. It also invited cities to compete to host one of three trials of the tech, which would start at the same time. In addition, ministers ordered a review of the UK’s road regulations to provide appropriate guidelines. UK engineers, including a group at the University of Oxford, have been experimenting with driverless cars. But, concerns about legal and insurance issues have so far restricted the machines to private roads. The US States of California, Nevada and Florida have all…
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  • Touring in viaggio, la grafica si rinnova completamente

    Gio Tuzzi
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:28 am
    Un importante aggiornamento per l’applicazione Touring in viaggio, che ha visto per la prima volta i dispositivi mobili tre anni fa e che può contare la bellezza di 140 mila download. L’app Touring in viaggio offre agli utenti la possibilità di sfruttare delle funzionalità mai viste in precedenza, potendo contare soprattutto su una grafica completamente restylizzata, soprattutto per via della piattaforma modo modo. Questa nuova interfaccia introdotta risulta essere decisamente più intuitiva, visto che è stata realizzata con l’obiettivo di rendere più semplice l’esperienza…
  • Passe-partout, i passi di danza sull’iPad

    Gio Tuzzi
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:14 am
    Daniel Unlbricht è uno dei più importanti ballerini  che appartengono al New York City Ballet ed ha voluto diffondere al mondo una nuova applicazione per dispositivi iPad, per la cui creazione ha dato la sua preziosa collaborazione. L’applicazione è stata ideata da parte della Fondazione 2wice Arts, ma Ulbricht ha collaborato per renderla migliore. Questo titolo prende il nome di Passe-partout ed offre agli utenti la possibilità di trasformarsi in un vero e proprio coreografo, permettendo all’iPad di diventare un vero e proprio palcoscenico: questa app ha un prezzo davvero molto…
  • Amazon, una raccolta di app per chi ama la montagna

    Gio Tuzzi
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:02 am
    Ecco una sorpresa davvero molto interessante per tutti coloro che amano il trekking e la montagna. Infatti, Amazon, all’interno del suo negozio online di applicazioni per la piattaforma Android, propone una gamma di applicazioni che risultano essere adatte praticamente a qualsiasi tipologia di escursione. Infatti, si va da applicazioni che mettono a disposizione dell’utente la possibilità di rimanere sempre aggiornati in tempo reale sul meteo, arrivando fino a dei titoli che permettono di sapere tutto ciò che ci circonda all’interno di un particolare percorso. Per tutti coloro, tra…
  • Trucchi candy crush saga

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    E’ il gioco più seguito ed amato, sia in versione pc che in versione mobile. Sempre più persone vorrebbero raggiungere punteggi altissimi, in modo da superare i loro amici o, se giocano sui social network, condividere in bacheca dei punteggi ineguagliabili. Candy Crush saga il gioco da poco quotato in borsa è all’apice del successo. Trucchi per entrare nel guinness dei primati tra i game player? Vediamo come funzionano. Il primo passo è scaricare la cheat per attivare i trucchi Come si chiama tale cheat? Cheat engine. Vi permetterà di attivare i trucchi. Se il vostro motore di…
  • Tesla Model S, un’app gratuita per gestirla con Android Wear

    Gio Tuzzi
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:02 am
    Il cuore super tecnologico di un’auto del calibro di Tesla Model S capita che possa essere oggetto di attacchi da parte di svariati hacker, ma si può considerare senza ombra di dubbio qualcosa di straordinario sia per la vettura in sé che per chi la possiede. Un altro fulgido esempio di quanto sia importante l’anima hi- tech di questa macchina è arrivato dallo store di Google, in cui ha debuttato una nuova applicazione, davvero molto interessante, che prende il nome di Tesla Command for Android Wears, che è stata sviluppata grazie al grande lavoro della software house Harth Labs e si…
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  • 3 Tips On How To Succeed As An Entrepreneur With An Online Business

    14 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Entrepreneurship has always been the engine running the growth of our economy. Small businesses are launched every day to varying levels of success. Internet based businesses comprise a large part of this trend. Due to low entry barriers, aspiring entrepreneurs have been looking to the internet to experience their dream of working for themselves; but many are falling short.Statistically, 4 out of every 5 businesses fail within 18 months. There is some debate regarding these numbers and what 'failing' really means. The hard truth is that most that don't fail or go bankrupt are…
  • Infographic: Happy 20th Birthday Amazon

    11 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Founded in 1994, Amazon has come a long way and this month, the company celebrates its 20th birthday.When Jeff Bezos launched the company, it was called Cadabra but Bezos wanted the company's name to begin with 'A' and that's how he settled on the name of the world's longest river, Amazon.These 20 years have been exciting for Amazon because what initially started as an online bookstore, today is the world's largest online marketplace selling almost everything from video games to food and products like the Fire Phone, Amazon Kindle eBook reader and the Kindle Fire…
  • Surf Like Never Before With The Slyde Phish Handboard

    11 Jul 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Want to stay cool this summer then meet this hot new water toy, Phish handboard by Slyde Handboards! Slyde Handboards is a CA-based surf brand company that aims to spread smiles and stoke by showing that everyone can surf and enjoy the waves.Talking about handboarding, it was a fast food tray that inspired the concept of 'handboard'. A handboard is a water toy used to amplify the bodysurfing experience. The founder of Slyde Handboards, Steve Watts grew up in South Africa  and constantly searched for the best device to ride the waves with. He tried everything from fast food trays to…
  • Your Mobile App Commute With RideScout

    11 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    It's a new day and urban mobility continues to evolve, and determined by more and more useful and informative options. You can choose any preferred mode based on your own priorities. Over just the last five years, sustainable urban mobility choices seem to have reached a tipping point in the world's major cities. Mobile technology-dependent private options, like Uber and ZipCar, have increased private travel options, while new systems like the bus rapid transit (BRT) and bike-sharing have gotten so popular that they've caused a boom in public transport options.As a result, in most…
  • Web Popularity Products By Valerio Loi

    10 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    The social networks has taken over everything, I mean where ever you go it follows you around and if what Valerio Loi has foreseen comes true then I bet many of us are going go crazy.Valerio Loi is a London-based photographer who has created a series of called 'Web Popularity Products" that features popular social networks as canned products, milk cartons and food jars sold on the supermarket shelves."Alongside our physical life based on face to face interaction, nowadays many of us consider really important that online image and networking: our online self-worth is often…
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    Savvy Chick

  • The Ascent Becomes the Latest Must-Have Vaporizer

    Savvy Chick
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Since becoming a must-have consumer accessory over the past few years, vaporizers have evolved from big box devices to sleek, fast portables. In this up-and-coming industry, Vape World has officially begun providing the newest innovation in vape technology, the DaVinci Ascent Vaporizer. While other vaporizers have traditionally been bulky and inconvenient for travel, the Ascent […]
  • KABLAM is the toughest screen protector

    Savvy Chick
    27 Jun 2014 | 10:41 am
    Do you find yourself worrying about your smartphone’s screen cracking again or your watch getting scratched? With Kablam you never have to worry about this problem again. Kablam has sustained the toughest test (even hammering it won’t crack it) proving that it is the best screen and lens protector out there. In the video on […]
  • ContactBox – the contact sharing app

    Savvy Chick
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:04 am
    ContactBox is a free productivity app that provide users with the ability to share entire contact lists and manage them together similar to the way Dropbox lets users share files. Contact Box was created to meet the need of contact organization and collaboration. Smartphone users have a range of applications helping them share photos (Instagram), […]
  • Frebble hold hands online

    Savvy Chick
    17 Jun 2014 | 7:24 am
    Frebble, a new device from Holland Haptics that lets you ‘hold hands online’ with someone no matter where they are! They will feel your squeeze, when you squeeze it. An accessory that is ideal for everyone. The importance of touch in maintaining the strength of social relationships has been proven time and again through scientific […]
  • Sizzling Hot HTC One (M8) in Metallic Red Available Now

    Savvy Chick
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:30 am
    Summer is heating up with a red-hot addition to the year’s most exciting smartphone – the HTC One (M8). Available in sizzling metallic red exclusively at Verizon Wireless, the new HTC M8 is as easy on the eyes as it is fun to use with its premium design and special features, including: A beautiful all-metal […]
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  • Logo Design: 6 Important Logo Design Tips

    26 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    Business logo is a bit tricky matter mainly because it involves a fair volume of small factors and each of them is necessary in order to a perfect logo. When coming up with a logo, we need to present our brand in ideal way and as well we need to control that may be does […] The post Logo Design: 6 Important Logo Design Tips appeared first on Skyje.
  • Five Free Tools You Should Be Using for Running Your Design Business

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    Starting a design business can be a tough job, as you have to face various roadblocks. Most of the web design companies find it difficult to stay ahead of the competitors due to lack of manpower and resources. There are a number of factors like – man power, budget, business plan etc. that affect the […] The post Five Free Tools You Should Be Using for Running Your Design Business appeared first on Skyje.
  • Social Media With Morals

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    When you think of Social Media and its uses, chances are, you’re not thinking about helping the needy first and foremost. Sure, the viral aspects of social media do allow charities to do ridiculously well, as campaigns such as #NoMakeUpSelfie and of course, Stephen’s Story have taught us. But even with that in mind, you’d […] The post Social Media With Morals appeared first on Skyje.
  • How To Improve Your Search Engine Rankings With Responsive Web Design

    18 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    Since its emergence in 2012 we’ve seen a rise in companies recognising the need for responsive web design, and this rise in popularity has seen it dominating the digital market. With our increasing reliance on smartphones and tablets there is higher demand on websites to optimise our browsing experience across all platforms. By adapting the […] The post How To Improve Your Search Engine Rankings With Responsive Web Design appeared first on Skyje.
  • Top 5 SEO Tips to Make Google Rank Your Apps Better

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    Making your app rank well and become popular in the apps stores requires an array of maneuvers similar to SEO activities and without them you cannot expect to build up a good volume of organic search traffic for your apps. From finding an appropriate logo or naming the app properly to providing relevant links to […] The post Top 5 SEO Tips to Make Google Rank Your Apps Better appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • Replacing the Internet?

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:58 am
    safe ‘n green by Robert S. Donovan (cc) (from flickr) Was reading an article the other day from TechCrunch that said Servers need to die to save the Internet. This article talked about a startup called MaidSafe which is attempting to re-architect/re-implement/replace the Internet into a Peer-2-Peer, mesh network and storage service which they call the SAFE (Secure Access for Everyone) network. By doing so, they hope to eliminate the need for network servers and storage. Sometime in the past I wrote a blog post about Peer-2-Peer cloud storage (see Free P2P Cloud Storage and…
  • More women in tech

    18 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    Read an interesting article today in the NY Times on how Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science. The article discusses how Carnegie Mellon University, Harvey Mudd University and the University of Washington have been successful at attracting women to enter their Computer Science (CompSci) programs. When I was more active in IEEE there was a an affinity group called Women In Engineering (WIE) that worked towards encouraging female students to go into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  I also attended a conference for school age girls interested in…
  • Vacuum tubes on silicon

    27 Jun 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Read an interesting article the other day about researchers at NASA having invented a vacuum tube on a chip (see ExtremeTech, Vacuum tube strikes back). Their report was based on an IEEE Spectrum article called Introducing the Vacuum Transistor. Computers started out early in the last century being mechanical devices (card sorters), moved up to electronic sorters/calculators/computers with vacuum tubes and eventually transitioned to solid state devices with the silicon transistor. Since then the MOS and CMOS transister have pretty much ruled the world of electronic devices. Vacuum tube?
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    From Ravikanth's Blog

  • WPC 2014 – One-click deployment of SharePoint Farm on Azure

    15 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    At WPC 2014, Scott Gu announced several new capabilities in Azure and one such new capability is the templates available for ready deployment. Scott demonstrated creation of a SharePoint 2013 farm that can be highly available and demonstrated that we can customize the SQL and other settings. This is a great feature and I couldn’t…
  • Windows Azure Pack: Infrastructure as a service – MVA

    10 Jul 2014 | 10:55 pm
    If you are in the Microsoft Virtualization, System Center or Cloud expertise, there is a Microsoft Virtual Academy event planned for Windows Azure Pack. This event is scheduled to happen on July 16th and 17th. IT Pros, you know that enterprises desire the flexibility and affordability of the cloud, and service providers want the ability…
  • Azure Automation and PowerShell at PS Bangalore User Group

    9 Jul 2014 | 2:53 am
    I will speaking about Azure Automation at the upcoming PS Bangalore User Group (PSBUG) meeting on July 19th, 2014. Also, the theme of this user group is to talk about PowerShell in the context of Azure and System Center. We have our newly awarded PowerShell MVP, Deepak, joining us for a session on System Center…
  • Windows PowerShell MVP for another year!

    1 Jul 2014 | 9:48 am
    I am happy to share this news once again. In fact, for the fifth time The past year has been a very interesting one. With the release of PowerShell 4.0 and DSC, I had a chance to reach out to large number of community members and help them understand the new technology. I am sure…
  • Reboot IT Bangalore, 2014 – Session Slides – Hyper-V Replica

    18 Mar 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Here are the session slides for my second talk on Hyper-V. In this session, I had introduced Hyper-V Replica and demonstrated how to manage Hyper-V replica in Windows Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2.
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    Tech Hamlet

  • Leafy Code for Web Design, Development, DBMS, Server Setup, WordPress, and More…

    Pubudu Kodikara
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    We have just opened our web development firm! Say hello to Leafy Code! For several years we were only specialized in WordPress because what we did was manage Tech Hamlet. But in the past... The post Leafy Code for Web Design, Development, DBMS, Server Setup, WordPress, and More… appeared first on Tech Hamlet.
  • The Linux Big Guy’s (Torvald’s) Work space is a Hell! (Video)

    Pubudu Kodikara
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    The Linux Foundation have just started a very interesting project… They have started to release videos of kernel developer work spaces. So everyone can see how these people work and learn something from them.... The post The Linux Big Guy’s (Torvald’s) Work space is a Hell! (Video) appeared first on Tech Hamlet.
  • Bitdefender 2015 is Faster, Cleaner and more Secure

    Pubudu Kodikara
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:08 am
    After some intense beta testing Bitdefender 2015 have been released to the public. Since Bitdefender have achieved high scores in Anti Virus tests for years this time they have focused mainly on user friendliness.... The post Bitdefender 2015 is Faster, Cleaner and more Secure appeared first on Tech Hamlet.
  • Boom Beach : The Perfect Strategy Game for Android

    Pubudu Kodikara
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:08 pm
    From the creators of the famous Clash of Clans comes a new strategy game, Boom Beach! I think it’s even better than Clash of Clans. For those who find Clans a bit difficult to... The post Boom Beach : The Perfect Strategy Game for Android appeared first on Tech Hamlet.
  • Will Microsoft Kill the Modern Start Screen in Windows 9?

    Pubudu Kodikara
    3 Jul 2014 | 10:13 pm
    According to the rumors, Microsoft is a trying to release Windows 9 by the end of this year! What’s the hurry? Remember what happened to Vista? It failed and they had to release Windows... The post Will Microsoft Kill the Modern Start Screen in Windows 9? appeared first on Tech Hamlet.
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    Computer News, Tutorial and Freeware Download

  • Free Graph Maker

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Media Freeware | More programs | Homepage Freeware / $0 1003 KB / Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8 64 bit July 29th, 2014, 16:34 UTC C: Multimedia Graphic Graphic Others Free Graph Maker is a simple and user-friendly piece of […]
  • AutoKrypt 10.18

    27 Jul 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Hitek Software LLC | More programs | Homepage Trial / $99.95 USD 41.6 MB / Windows All July 28th, 2014, 05:16 UTC [view history] C: Security Encrypting It’s always important to protect your files and folders, especially if you have a lot of sensitive information. […]
  • Panotour 2.1.3 / 2.2 RC 1

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Kolor | More programs | Homepage Demo / €99.00 EUR 66.5 MB / Windows All July 23rd, 2014, 18:09 UTC [view history] C: Multimedia Video Other VIDEO Tools Probably the cheapest way to travel is by Internet. With how much technology has advanced any corner […]
  • Firefox 31.0 / 33.0a2 Aurora / 34.0a1 Nightly

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Mozilla | More programs | Homepage Mozilla Public License / $0 30.7 MB / Windows 2K / XP / Vista / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003 July 22nd, 2014, 12:46 UTC [view history] C: Internet Browsers Firefox […]
  • foobar2000 1.3.3

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Peter Pawlowski | More programs | Homepage Freeware / $0 3.6 MB / Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003 / 2008 / Server 2012 July […]
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • How to Increase Your Twitter Followers Easily in 8 Simple Steps (Infographic)

    Shaan Haider
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Twitter boasts close to 650,000,000 active users who are collectively responsible for sending approximately half a billion tweets every single day. This means that if you are serious about creating a strong presence on social media, you cannot afford to ignore this particular platform. However, it is not enough to simply register an account. You also need to attract those all important followers
  • O Plus launches XonPhone 5 with Quad-core Processor, HD OGS Display at Rs. 7,999

    Shaan Haider
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    India is becoming one of the biggest market for the smartphones and gadgets. This is why, lots of new brands are emerging in India and coming out with nice products at a very affordable price. The very same kind of thing is happening in China as well and Chinese brands are entering into India as well now. Xiaomi recently launched Xiaomi Mi3 and Xiaomi Mi Band in India and created lots of waves.
  • Reddit : The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Infographic)

    Shaan Haider
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:09 am
    Ah, the ultimate questions about right and wrong. Since J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in The Rye to David Michod's The Rover, you cannot go through your life without being tempted to find the ultimate answers to questions like: If I help, am I selfish? If I kill for good, am I good? What is not right and why am I here watching The Leftovers when there's no meaning to life? That question is in the
  • Tronsmart T1000 Mirror2TV Wireless HDMI Dongle Adapter : Hands-On Review

    Shaan Haider
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:10 am
    HDMI is one of the basic feature of the laptops and modern TVs these days. HDMI stands for "High-Definition Multimedia Interface" and let you transfer the display of your device to another display device. So, you can connect the display of your laptop or smartphone to your HDMI supported TV and enjoy the visual in big size. Usually HDMI features is used with the help of HDMI cable which connects
  • Xiaomi launches Mi Band at $13, the World's Cheapest Fitness Band

    Shaan Haider
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    Today Xiaomi launched its latest flagship device Mi4 having brilliant specs at a very cheap price. Along with the Mi4, Xiaomi also launched the Xiaomi Mi Band which is a fitness wristband. Priced at just $13, Xiaomi Mi Band is going to be the world’s cheapest fitness tracking wristband. Xiaomi Mi Band is having some standard fitness band features like it will track your activities like walking,
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  • Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s Review

    Sarah Lamb
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    For the past month I’ve been using my shiny new Lenovo IdeaPay Yoga 11s laptop as my main machine. My initial impression of this laptop is that it is small and understated… In fact you might be tricked into thinking it was a low powered machine based on it’s size when in fact it contains […]
  • Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphone Review

    Sarah Lamb
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Being a big fan of in ear headphones and a Sennheiser fan I was excited to be able to have a good play with the latest MOMENTUM on-ear headphones in the Brazilian World Cup colours.  After all you can’t help but get swept up in what was World Cup mayhem! I’m not usually one for […]
  • The smallest phone charger ever…

    Sarah Lamb
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    If you are anything like me then inevitably pretty much every time you are about to head out you check your phone and there is no charge in it. It’s a really common problem.  Even worse you are already out an you’ve just found that it’s low on charge and will run out before you […]
  • 5 Things to do when Facebook is down…

    Sarah Lamb
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:22 am
    Many of you are sat there wondering what to do with yourselves whilst Facebook is down… Well here are a few simple ideas: Try a new or different social media platform.  Most people have reverted to Twitter or G+ whilst Facebook sort out their site but why not also consider browsing a few pinboards on […]
  • 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 […]
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • Random Things I Learned Building Software

    Joe Kinsella
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    I remember the moment I realized I wanted to spend the rest of my career building software. I was at my first job post-college, in my early twenties, and in the office at 9 PM writing code. The company I had joined was on the verge of spiraling out of control, I was working yet another 70+ hour week, and my team was under intense pressure for what seemed like an impossible deadline. But all I could remember thinking is: "I can't believe I'm getting paid to do this job!" In over 20 years, that passion for building software has never left me. I've performed almost every role in a software…
  • Photo: Fog Over Golden Gate

    Joe Kinsella
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Fog over the Golden Gate Bridge as seen from the shoreline of the Presidio.
  • AWS Revenue Slip?

    Joe Kinsella
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:46 am
    I recently noticed several bloggers announcing a dramatic slip in the Amazon cloud business based on a drop in revenue of the infamous Other category. While deducing AWS revenue from changes to the Other category is an inexact science, it is the best we have until Amazon choose to break out AWS as a line of business in their SEC filings. It's true the torrid end of 2013 growth of the Other catgeory ($960M in Q3 to $1170M in Q4) flattened in Q1 2014 (+3% to $1204M), before declining in Q2 (-3% to 1168M). But before everyone makes sweeping generalizations of what this means to Amazon's cloud…
  • My Luxury Rental Car

    Joe Kinsella
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    The other night while on the Cape with family, we got to telling travel stories. I've collected a fair number of travel stories over the years - including my recent experience being towed down a busy sidewalk in downtown Seattle. But this is one I had almost forgotten. A few years ago I was traveling to a customer site in Minnesota. My flight arrived late and I dragged myself to the rental car agency hoping to get a car as quickly as possible. But due to the late hour, there was a limited availability of cars, and so the agency decided to upgrade me to a luxury car. I forget the exact model,…
  • The Agility Volume Knob

    Joe Kinsella
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    I like to think I’m an Agile Pragmatist in a world of Agile Fundamentalists. I believe there is no single framework / process that is a panacea to the various issues within a software development organization, and instead processes must be adapted to fit the specific needs of a business, its customers, product, team and code base. For me defining the right agile process is like the test an eye doctor gives you (“is this better or worse? is this better or worse?”). Rather than prescriptive adherence to a framework, I like to borrow freely from the rich mulch pile of software development…
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  • Shadow Defender LIFETIME license Free

    27 Jul 2014 | 10:59 pm
    BY Ramakanth Shadow Defender is an alternative security software for your windows system, actually it’s a Virtualization software that protects your system getting infected from viruses, trojans,rootkits and malware. Unlike traditional antivirus software’s which rely on signature database to detect known malwares, Shadow Defender is a light Virtualization software that creates a...
  • BitDefender Internet Security 2015 Free 6 Months License

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:07 pm
    BY Ramakanth Recently the Romanian Security firm Bitdefender released the  2015 edition of Bitdefender Internet Security, now the security firm started a promotion and  offering a 6 month License (worth $30) of BitDefender Internet Security 2015 for free to anyone. BitDefender Internet Security 2015 arrives with a more more intuitive and redesigned interface, the new features in 2015...
  • Get Zoner Photo Studio 15 PRO for Free

    26 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    BY Ramakanth Zoner Photo Studio is one of the best image editor and organiser  packed with powerful features and editing tools.It features numerous, advanced and user-friendly tools for viewing, editing, managing pics. Now for over a limited time period, you can get $89 worth Zoner Photo Studio 15 PRO for free. Zoner Photo Studio 15 PRO is combination […] This is a post from
  • Sticky Password 7 One year License for free

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:11 pm
    BY Ramakanth Sticky Password is a popular password manger that securely stores and protects your online passwords and personal information than your browser. Although your browser can remember all the different passwords you use to log into sites across the web, but it will not be as secure as dedicated password manger such as Sticky Password. Remembering […] This is a post from...
  • MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition Review

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:56 pm
    BY Ramakanth MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1 is a free windows application that lets you keep your systems hard drive free of errors. This Partition software lets you create, copy, resize,delete, format and convert partitions, as well as change drive letters,rebuild the master boot and recover lost or deleted partitions. To optimize computer performance and maximize […] This is...
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • Book Review: jQuery 2.0 Development Cookbook

    Jason Slater
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:14 am
    The 410 page jQuery 2.0 Development Cookbook, from Author Leon Revill, features “over 80 recipes providing modern solutions to web development problems with real-world examples”. Web projects often need to be up and running quickly so utilising blueprints, frameworks, and ... Read More The post Book Review: jQuery 2.0 Development Cookbook appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • 5 Fascinating Things We Can Deduce From The New Apple MacBook Ad

    Jason Slater
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    You have probably seen the new Apple MacBook Air ad, “Stickers”,  by now which celebrates the way people “love” their machine by customising it with stickers. The stickers range from nature,  cityscapes and artistic interpretations to brands including Space ... Read More The post 5 Fascinating Things We Can Deduce From The New Apple MacBook Ad appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • A look at the PayPal Here Electronic Payment Device–Part 1

    Jason Slater
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Things seem to be really moving along over at PayPal HQ these days and it is good to see innovation still taking a priority. Someone has really thought about the “PayPal Here” and it shows in the design from the ... Read More The post A look at the PayPal Here Electronic Payment Device–Part 1 appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • HP OfficeJet Pro X576dw Comparing Performance to Laser

    Jason Slater
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    Can an inkjet printer produce documents as good as a laser printer at a better value than a laser printer? The answer, as you might expect, isn’t exactly straightforward but the distance between the two technologies has reduced with the ... Read More The post HP OfficeJet Pro X576dw Comparing Performance to Laser appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Kickstart Your Connected Home With A Wi-Fi Enabled Doorbell

    Jason Slater
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Kickstarter is a great birth place for ideas and innovation and i-Bell is one such innovative concept that could be reality if enough people support the project. The i-Bell says it is “an amazing new WiFi video doorbell that connects ... Read More The post Kickstart Your Connected Home With A Wi-Fi Enabled Doorbell appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
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  • Collection of Useful Stylish Scripts to Customize Mozilla Firefox UI

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    We have posted several exclusive tutorials to tweak and customize Mozilla Firefox web browser in past. Some of them can be found at following links: [Did You Know] Ultimate Collection of Mozilla Firefox Hidden Secret Features Ultimate Collection of Best "about:config" Tweaks for Mozilla Firefox Today in this tutorial, we are going to share some […]
  • [Nightly Update] Mozilla Firefox 34.0 Comes with “New Tab” Page Customization Menu

    27 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever some interesting stuff is found in Nightly build of Mozilla Firefox web browser. So keep checking this page regularly. Download Links: Nightly | Aurora | UX (latest UI improvements) UPDATE 68: The latest Firefox 34.0 Nightly build comes with a new menu to customize "New Tab" page appearance: As […]
  • [Software Update] CCleaner 4.16 Now Available for Download

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:45 am
    UPDATE: New version 4.16 released which comes with improved browser support. Please check the changelog given below for details. CCleaner is a free system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes temporary unused files from your system which helps your computer to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces […]
  • How to Remove Search Box from New Tab Page in Mozilla Firefox?

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    If you are a Mozilla Firefox user and have upgraded your web browser to the latest 31.0 version, you might have noticed the updated "New Tab" page. In the new version of Mozilla Firefox, a new Search box has been added at the top of the New Tab page as shown in following image: Although […]
  • [Software Update] Mozilla Firefox 31.0 Now Available for Download

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of Mozilla Firefox web browser is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Mozilla has updated its web browser "Firefox" to version 31.0. It comes with following new features and updates: New search box added to the new tab page (You can disable it using this […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • Applied Materials Recognized for Leading Green Power Use by EPA

    Applied Blog
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Applied Materials is pleased to be recognized once again for our commitment to green energy. In the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership report released this week, Applied ranked No. 82 on National Top 100 list of the largest green power users, No. 13 on the list of Top 30 Tech & Telecom companies and No. 26 on the FORTUNE 500 list.Read more
  • Applied Materials Citizenship Report

    Siobhan Kenney
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    I am pleased to share the Applied Materials 2013 Citizenship Report which reflects the company’s commitment to social responsibility. I invite you to learn more about our environmental stewardship, sustainable business practices and community investments by exploring the report.Read more
  • Eteris Welcomed

    Patricia Zepeda Vera
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    July 7, 2014 was a momentous occasion for Applied Materials as we revealed Eteris™ - the new, post-merger name for our combined company with Tokyo Electron. To commemorate the occasion, we’ve gathered up some key pieces of news coverage along with commentary on the new name from our followers and friends.Read more
  • Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron Unveil Eteris

    Kevin Winston
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Today Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron achieved another important milestone in our merger as we unveiled the new company name. Eteris™ is bold, speaks to what makes us unique, and is representative of our future together and what we aim to achieve.Read more
  • New Products Enable High-Volume Manufacturing of 3D Devices

    David Chu
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    Applied Materials’ newest products, the Applied Producer XP Precision CVD and the Applied Reflexion LK Prime, address two of the most difficult yet critical aspects of 3D device fabrication.Read more
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  • Xiaomi MIUI ROM For Nexus 5 (Installation Guide)

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:24 am
    MIUI ROM from the Chinese Android smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi gives a fresh look to the phone and its simple interface makes everything easy to find. You can install MIUI ROM on your Nexus 5 and enjoy all its features. Just follow the installation guide given below. MIUI V5 ROM “brings... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • OnePlus One Screencast Screen Recording App For Nexus 5

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    Screencast is one of the best features of OnePlus One smartphone. It lets you record anything that happens on the screen allowing you sharing and demonstrations to take place with ease. Now you can install OnePlus One Screencast app on your Nexus 5 as well for recording things that happens on your... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • CyanogenMod 11 (Android 4.4.4) Installation Guide For OnePlus One

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    OnePlus One, which is currently running on the CyanogenMod (Android 4.4.2) ROM, can now be updated to Android 4.4.4 by installing the latest version of CyanogenMod 11 and enjoy features like the Heads Up notification, new theme engine and more. Follow the CM11 installation guide for OnePlus One.... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Reset Your Android Wear Smartwatch to Factory Default

    26 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    By factory resetting your Android Wear smartwatch, you can ensure that all your personal data has been removed from it. It can be useful if you decided to sell your Android Wear Smartwatch or decided give it to another family member. The process is quite simple; however, it will be useful for... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • What is Your Moto X’s Manufacture Date (How to Find it)

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Curious about your Moto X’s manufacture date? On the other hand, how can you tell if your Moto X is new or old? If you do not know how to find this information, your phone can tell the exact manufacture date. Read below simple guide to know how it is. For your information, Moto X […] [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
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  • Play Boom Beach on Your Windows PC

    Jared Moya
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Have you tried the awesome game Boom Beach yet? If not, check it out. It’s now available for iOS and Android which is nice, but what if you want to play it right on your desktop? You know, because when your boss walks by it’s a lot easier to hide a window on your desktop than it is to be sitting in your cube obviously playing a game. Or maybe you just like the bigger screen There are a lot of tutorials out there on how to play Boom Beach, and they will all work regardless of whether or not you are playing on your android, iphone, or windows dekstop. Learning how to play is not…
  • Top 5 Shopping Extensions for Chrome

    Jared Moya
    2 Oct 2013 | 1:00 pm
    A rundown of five popular Chrome shopping extensions that guarantee to save you time and money during your online shopping experience. Shopping online has never been more popular. This past holiday season, in fact US consumers turned to the Internet in record numbers to buy gifts for family and friends. According to some market analysts, shopping online in the seven weeks before Christmas was up 15% from the year prior. Shopping online is gaining over brick-and-mortar stores because it offers pricing and convenience that is simply unmatched. In a matter of seconds you can compare prices from…
  • How to Watch NFL Games on Android for Free

    Jared Moya
    5 Sep 2013 | 6:15 am
    A quick guide that will show you how to stream any NFL game you want on your mobile Android phone or tablet. We’re in week 2 of the 2011 football season, and NFL fans are tuning in like never before to root for their favorite team and players. The problem for some, however is that cable companies and the NFL are the ones who get to dictate which games they can or cannot watch on broadcast TV. Blackout restrictions and inattention to out-of-market teams (think the lonely Broncos fan living in San Diego) can make life rough; and if your a fantasy football fan forget about it: broadcast…
  • Download MP3s from YouTube

    Jared Moya
    19 Aug 2013 | 3:07 pm
    Ever since MTV descended into reality show hell, favoring Real World and Jersey Shore over any actual music television, YouTube has emerged as music video Nirvana. (See what I did there?!?!) That’s cool and everything, and as long as you don’t mind sitting through a :30 commercial for each video you can have a pretty good time cruising YouTube and watching / listening to your favorite artists. Inevitably, though, you have to get up off your ass. How do you take all this awesome music with you? Enter a cross-browser extension called YouTube to MP3 Converter. This nifty windows app…
  • Google to Offer FREE Wi-Fi at all Starbucks

    Jared Moya
    31 Jul 2013 | 3:20 pm
    Google announces plans to roll out faster, free Wi-Fi connections to all Starbucks stores in the United States over the next 18 months with speeds “up to 10x faster than before.” The Net has become as vital to our lives as other utilities like electricity and running water. It’s what we use to plan our day, stay connected with family and friends, stay informed, and a whole slew of important activities that we sometimes take for granted. Having said this, a fast and reliable connection is a constant cause for concern, and try as we may, it’s not always feasible. Enter…
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  • Are You Looking for Cheapest 3g Plan in Punjab? Get Idea!

    Guest Author
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
    Third fastest thriving and largest mobile operator in India, Idea Cellular is committed to provide seamless and economic data services. Today, the 3G footprint of Idea covers 28 states in India. It has set up its own network in 13 major states and the rest of the country as per Intra Circle Roaming (ICR) contracts. 3G Network of Idea Cellular is going to provide seamless experience to the customers in Punjab like never before, who are anxiously awaiting for the most preferred and oldest mobile operator to introduce its 3G services. Started from Chandigarh which is the capital city of Punjab,…
  • Marvellous Technology By Amazon

    Guest Author
    31 May 2014 | 2:44 am
    What is Iphone 5 Armband? It is one of the Amazon suprising phone technology introduced after an extensive concentration and exertion both of thought and experimentation. Iphone 5 arm band is equipped with divergent tools and techniqes of safety, operation, accessibility, facility of tune and taste coupled with many others qualities and coverages. This is one of the protectors of the phone, a guarantor for its rescue under many odd conditions. If guaged in the deep sense, it have become a direly inevitable need for those who are looking for newer and easier modes of use of modern mobile…
  • Casinos – Earn Money While Having Fun

    13 Mar 2014 | 10:27 am
    Casino is the modern world is much like an amusement park that is indoors for adults. There are various kinds of things that are going on within the casino like along with the gambling, musical shows, shopping centres, lighted fountains and various other kinds of themes to attract the guests. Its existence is not possible without the game of chance that is the gambling that is played there, and it is the result of this popularity that the game is now also played on net as casino online. Games like blackjack, slot machines, keno, craps and baccarat etc of billions of dollars every year.
  • Best 15 Bug-Tracking Applications

    9 Mar 2014 | 4:15 am
    Furthermore, project schedules etc. Development of such payments can help you work quickly and keep a monitoring of what to repair and what the issues are, and you usually wish to keep a tab on outstanding issues. The best results are likely to be way much better than you’d normally accomplish if you add a bug and issue-tracking system in your workflow. Furthermore, you’ll have achieved these outcomes more proficiently than previously. For that purpose, we’ve compiled a summary of the very best 15 bug-tracking programs for your comfort and ease. Do let’s understand…
  • GTA 5 Cheats & Tricks to Earn Fast Money – Awesome!

    Bilal Sarwari
    5 Feb 2014 | 11:29 am
    Like a veteran player, you wouldn’t be concerned about the methods for getting rich in the specific hands per hour. However, using the different options set in GTA 5, you might need a suggestion or two to generate game riches at lightening fast speed. Because GTA 5 is all about getting rich, get some crucial decisions during the game one-of which might be to pull the money of the initial man you see. Rob Just Rob Rob, yes rob is the best GTA 5 Cheat. Just enter theft and keep adding to your tally of riches from the beginning of the game itself. Subsequently, buying the currency markets will…
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  • UFO Spotted Travelling Down The Motorway!

    David Allen
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:50 am
    If you spend enough time travelling around the countries motorways, you will probably end up seeing just about everything there is to see. But in this case, it seems that there is something new and exciting to see on the road. Source: Daily Picks and Flicks  
  • MeowChat Connects Strangers And Friends!

    David Allen
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:40 am
    This is an interesting app, it is called MeowChat and it has been around for a while, but recently there has been a surge in users signing up to join in all of the fun meeting new people to chat with. According to the developers, MeowChat is a sort of mash up between matchmaking and […]
  • The Pizza Bike Wheel For Exercise And Nutrition!

    David Allen
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    What better motivation could there be for a person than a hot and tasty pizza being dangled in front of you, even when you are cycling it works. The front wheel has been replaced by a large pizza, and yet we have to wonder just how far this guy is going to get before the […]
  • Students Win At The Marketing Game!

    David Allen
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:57 am
    The academic year might have come to an end, but that does not mean that there are no students around. They are still out there and pulling pranks like there is no tomorrow. Fortunately, some businesses are able to adjust and make use of the student prank, check out this cool VW Stegosaurus Polo. Source: […]
  • If You Were Sean Bean! Would You Be Worried?

    David Allen
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    Let’s face it, we all loved Sean Bean in Game of Thrones and yet what happens? He lost his head and this is not first time, Sean Bean has made a career of being the guy that ends up being killed off! So, in order to reverse this trend a new campaign is beginning, #DontKillSeanBean […]
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  • Explicit GoTenna Use Case: Buying Drugs

    Michael Arrington
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    I read about GoTenna yesterday – a neat little device that connects to your phone via bluetooth that allows you to send messages to other people using GoTenna even if cell service is out. It basically turns your phone into a handheld UHF radio with encryption (which you can’t do as a normal citizen with a CB). Watch the video here on the GoTenna site. I noticed the guy smoking (and selling) marijuana yesterday and chuckled. Someone at Hacker News noticed the same thing and commented on it. Another says “I think they are quite deliberately pointing out that dealers can…
  • They Might Be Tearing Down The Creamery To Build Condos

    Michael Arrington
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:51 pm
    If you’re involved in the startup world in San Francisco you’ve likely been to the Creamery on Townsend and 4th street. It’s iconic, even if only recently so. In 2012 I wrote about the Creamery in a post talking about the shift in startups from the Palo Alto area to San Francisco, noting that “CrunchFund has probably closed (meaning the verbal agreement part) more deals there than anywhere else.” Other press cemented the cafe’s reputation as the place to do business. Today there are probably at least a handful of startup meetings going on there at any given…
  • Fifteen Months Later

    Michael Arrington
    24 Jun 2014 | 10:10 am
    My defamation action against Jenn Allen, the woman who falsely accused me of rape last year after I ended our relationship, is over. She retracted her statements and apologized, which is the very relief I sought before filing this action, and I accordingly dismissed the lawsuit. The settlement agreement is here. Unfortunately, when you have been accused of rape — even provably falsely as I have been — there’s no way to “win”. For the rest of my life, when someone searches my name on the internet, the word “rape” will appear somewhere among the…
  • Ex-NSA Guys’ Startup To Protect You From NSA

    Michael Arrington
    18 Jun 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Virtu, a Washington D.C. startup, raises $6 million in new capital. The company is building an encryption product that will work with email platforms, including Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook. Which is great except that the founders are ex-NSA guys who used to be paid to do things like collect emails and phone call information from hundreds of millions of terrorist suspects Americans. The kind of stuff that this new product is designed foil. It’s like hiring Darth Vader to build planetary defense systems to thwart the Death Star. Except the analogy doesn’t quite work. Vader switched to…
  • Microsoft Paying Bloggers To Write About Internet Explorer

    Michael Arrington
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Update: Microsoft says they’re suspending the program in a statement: “This action by a vendor is not representative of the way Microsoft works with bloggers or other members of the media. The program has been suspended.” — Why in the world is Microsoft (through an agency) trying pay bloggers to write about Internet Explorer? Do people still do this? And given my position on paid posts, why would they think I’d be willing to participate? This is just layers of stupid. Here’s the link in the request below. Here’s the hashtag (#IEbloggers) that…
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  • Want to build a good app? Understand what your customers need

    Craig Heckrath
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    When the internet first took off, companies scrambled to create websites without asking whether they needed one, or what value it would offer. Today the same thing is true of mobile applications. Too often, companies think that if they don’t have an app they’re not keeping abreast of their competitors but don’t stop to assess […]
  • Gearbox gripes: Should we hate the CVT as much as we do?

    Ryan Bubear
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Bundle a bunch of random people into a cramped room, surreptitiously lock the door and quietly introduce the topic of automobile transmissions. Chances are, the group will immediately fracture into two opposing camps: one overwhelmingly in favour of self-shifting gearboxes and the other doggedly defending their right to change cogs themselves. And possibly a few […]
  • Xiaomi smartphones may take over the world: here are 6 reasons why

    Asif Iqbal Shaiq
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    If you don’t happen to live under a rock, you might have heard of Xiaomi, a company often referred to as the “Apple of China”. You’ll likely hear about it even more in the coming days thanks to the successful launch of the Xiaomi Mi 3. In India, one of the markets where the Xiaomi Mi 3 […]
  • MzansiStore: this Etsy for Africa aims to empower local crafters

    Jacques Coetzee: staff reporter
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    A few months ago, MzansiStore successfully raised funds on local crowdfunding site Thundafund in order to support one of South Africa’s designers. More than R20 000 was raised to be used for supplies such as a T-shirt printer and screens. The designer now sells her products using an online storefront via MzansiStore to a global […]
  • First Data buys out Vinny Lingham’s Gyft in $50m+ deal

    Stuart Thomas: Senior reporter
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Gyft, the virtual gift card service founded by South African-born entrepreneur Vinny Lingham has been acquired by First Data, a big player in the payment technology and services space. Neither party has disclosed the terms of deal, although early Gyft investors have expressed pleasure at the deal. Karlin Ventures managing director TX Zhuo told Pandodaily […]
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  • Facebook, Airtel to Offer Free Access to Basic Internet Service in Zambia

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    The new app includes access to Facebook, Accuweather, Wikipedia as well as local news, health information and employment services.
  • Shazam For Mac Brings Automatic Song and TV Show ID to Desktops

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Shazam has long been the savior of your happy hour dignity by helping you sneakily figure out what song is playing without having to ask the hip bartender. Now those audio recognition powers are coming to your Mac.Read more...
  • This website is a guide to the best cities for digital nomads and perpetual travelers

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:49 pm
    If you’re lucky enough to be able to work from anywhere for a living (as some ‘digital nomads’ do), taking a break to travel, or engaged in other activities that let you explore new places, then a new website which ranks cities based on their ease of working might be worth your attention. is developed by Peter Levels, who created motivational website and is back tackling an issue that aligns with his interest of working from anywhere. The site itself is simple
  • Why files may take up more disk space on Windows

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:42 pm
    If you check a folder's properties on Windows, values for the data's size and the data's size on disk are displayed to you. These values may differ slightly or a lot, depending on the file system used and the type of files stored on the drive. It can happen that you see a Gigabyte or […] The post Why files may take up more disk space on Windows appeared first on gHacks Technology News.
  • Samsung profit sags amid Chinese competition

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Samsung Electronics’ second-quarter profit fell nearly 20 percent as cheaper phones from Chinese makers sapped its sales and the market is waiting for Apple’s next iPhone.The Suwon, South Korea-based company said Thursday it posted a net profit of 6.25 trillion Korean won (about US$6.1 billion) for the quarter, down from close to 8 trillion won a year before.Revenue was over 52 trillion won, almost 9 percent down from the same quarter last year. Earlier this month, Samsung issued a revenue g
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  • UK Police to replace banner ads on piracy sites with copyright warnings

    Tim Dickinson
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    British visitors to copyright-infringing websites will start to see warnings from the police in the place of banner adverts for Usenet and VPNs, in the latest phase of Operation Creative. Rights holders will be able to submit websites that host copyrighted material to the British Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU). The Police will then attempt to verify the claims and if a website is found to be hosting infringing content, they will be contacted by police and given the opportunity to “correct their behaviour” and operate legitimately. If the site owner then ignores or…
  • Budget laptop buying guide 2014

    Simon Jones
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:41 am
    While tablets and smartphones may hog the headlines, laptops remain the workhorses of our digital world and prices continue to fall, meaning good quality laptops are now cheaper than ever. Here we look at three very different budget offerings. ASUS X551M Asus laptops offer a variety of affordable models perfect for most end users. The cheapest most capable laptop they have to offer is the X551M a 15.6″ Windows laptop for just under £250. The dual core Intel Celeron 1.8GHz CPU may not be the quickest available, but it works perfectly adequately with the 4GB of RAM and the latest…
  • Netflix offers ‘dream job’ of being paid to watch TV and movies

    Tim Dickinson
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    Most of us see curling up in front of the TV as a great way to relax and get a little bit of downtime on a day off, but for some people this is an actual job, but Netflix is offering just that as a real, paid job. The streaming pioneer is currently advertising for a a new role for one lucky applicant from the UK or Ireland where they will pay you to sit in front of the TV and watch the latest television shows and movies taht are being added to the service. Admittedly you don’t just passively watch, but also add tags about genre, themes, and other relevant information about the episode…
  • The effect of online gaming on the UK economy

    Simon Jones
    3 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Gambling is a popular pastime in the UK with 73% of the adult population participating in some form of gambling each year, earning large profits for the UK tax man, and just as with other sectors the large growth areas are online. Around 4 million people take to the internet to bet on sports teams or play online casino UK games according to the latest Gambling Prevalence Survey, spending about £1.7 billion per year with online gambling sites, which makes up roughly 18% of total UK gambling revenues. And this number is only expected to rise as more consumers find better odds with the…
  • Facebook’s secret experiment should surprise no-one

    Tim Dickinson
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:21 am
    Facebook is facing widespread criticism for conducting a psychology experiment on 700,000 of its users without their knowledge, but the reaction is unwarranted. The US-based social network manipulated what was seen by users in their newsfeeds in order to control the emotional expressions they were exposed to on the site in order to determine whether “exposure to emotions led people to change their own posting behaviours”. The company worked with Cornell University and the University of California at San Francisco on the study. There have been calls for the social network to…