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  • In-Store Analytics Create New Opportunities for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

    Mistbreaker News
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Brick-and-mortar stores will naturally survive for a very long time to come, but they are continuously feeling the pressure from their online counterparts. Insights and statistics about customer behavior has been used by online retailers since the 1990’s, but we are finally at a stage where physical stores might be able to even out this advantage. During last year’s holiday shopping season in the United States, the foot traffic within the walls of physical retailers were approximately half of what it was just three years earlier, according to Forbes. More and more consumers find it…
  • Apple Releases OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iMac with Retina and Mac mini
    Kevin Purcell
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Apple Releases OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iMac with Retina and Mac mini is a post by Kevin Purcell from On October 16, Apple held a press event during which they announced a number of new... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • How to Prevent Gmail from Trimming your Email Signature

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    Amit Agarwal
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:27 am
    Gmail has this annoying habit of trimming content that it thinks is repetitive or not relevant to the ongoing email conversation. For example, if you reply to an email message, the recipient will only see what you have written and everything else in the thread would stay hidden until they manually click the 3 dots (ellipsis) that say “Show Trimmed Content.” This doesn’t always work as expected though. Gmail may sometimes hide your actual reply if it contains content identical to other messages in the thread. Also, if you attach a signature to your outgoing email messages,…
  • Flaw discovered that could let anyone listen to your cell calls

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:02 pm
    German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale - even when cellular networks are using the most advanced encryption now available. The flaws, to be reported at a hacker conference in Hamburg this month, are the latest evidence of widespread insecurity on SS7, the global network that allows the world's cellular carriers to route calls, texts and other services to each other. Experts say it's increasingly clear that SS7, first designed in the 1980s, is riddled…
  • How Clear Is The Future Of Google Glass?

    TechCrunch » Gadgets
    Frank Palermo
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
     Some ideas are ahead of their time. There is no question that the wearables market is taking off with the proliferation of health monitors, pedometers and activity trackers like Fitbit, Jawbone, Nike Fuelband, etc. And next year the Apple Watch will likely make the wearable watch the next big thing. Gartner boldly predicted that companies using Glass and similar wearable gadgets could save up… Read More
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  • NASA releases video of Orion re-entry

    David Szondy
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Proving that not all the space spectaculars are on the big screen at Christmas, NASA has released video taken from inside the Orion spacecraft during its re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere earlier this month. The ten-minute video shows the final minutes before its December 10 splashdown as it made a fiery descent ahead of a parachute landing in the Pacific ocean... Continue Reading NASA releases video of Orion re-entry Section: Space Tags: EFT-1, NASA, Orion Spacecraft, Reentry, SLS, Spacecraft, Unmanned, US Navy, Video Related Articles: Orion blasts into space Orion splashes down Lockheed…
  • MAVEN uncovers secrets of Martian atmosphere loss

    David Szondy
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Mars is regarded as the most Earth-like of the planets in the Solar System, but its atmosphere is only 0.6 percent as dense as Earth's and is constantly leaking what little air it has into space. NASA'S Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) Mars orbiter is providing new insights into the loss of the Martian atmosphere by discovering how the solar winds penetrate to surprisingly low altitudes... Continue Reading MAVEN uncovers secrets of Martian atmosphere loss Section: Space Tags: Atmosphere, Magnetic field, Mars, MAVEN, NASA, Spacecraft Related Articles: MAVEN: NASA's post-Phoenix…
  • Schoolgirls find secret to prolonging the life of a Christmas tree

    Darren Quick
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:22 pm
    The olfactory experience that accompanies a real Christmas tree comes at the cost of a floor covered in pine needles as the tree inevitably loses its grip on life. Now a group of Australian schoolgirls has discovered an easy way to prolong the life of the tinsel- and ornament-covered tree... Continue Reading Schoolgirls find secret to prolonging the life of a Christmas tree Section: Around The Home Tags: Australia, Christmas, CSIRO, Plants, Tree, University of New South Wales Related Articles: Treeasy – a Christmas decoration for lazy minimalists Mathematical formula for the perfect…
  • Breaking the mold: Top 10 architectural oddities

    Adam Williams
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:04 pm
    For architects, thinking outside the box often goes hand-in-hand with the job description, but sometimes the box doesn't even come into the equation. These occasions can result in some very memorable, innovative and thought-provoking projects, and with this in mind and the end of the year in sight, Gizmag celebrates ten notable architectural oddities. .. Continue Reading Breaking the mold: Top 10 architectural oddities Section: Architecture Tags: Architects, Best of 2014, Construction Related Articles: Don't call it a doughnut: The Guangzhou Circle Mansion Like a fish out of water: RMJM…
  • Watching patients watching music videos helps detect brain injury location

    Helen Clark
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Brain injuries are complicated things and even now not fully understood. Researchers at the NYU Langone Medical Center have completed a study that suggests eye tracking technology may be able to help locate and determine the extent of brain injuries as well as monitor recovery. The key to this method is its simplicity – the required eye tracking analysis can be achieved while patients watch music videos for a few minutes. .. Continue Reading Watching patients watching music videos helps detect brain injury location Section: Medical Tags: Brain, Injuries, New York University Related…
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  • F1 Racers Helped Design This Bike’s Flawlessly Smooth Ride

    Jim Merithew
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    To develop the latest edition of its top-tier S-Works Tarmac racing bike, Specialized enlisted the help of McLaren, the F1 guys. The post F1 Racers Helped Design This Bike’s Flawlessly Smooth Ride appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Best and Worst in a Tumultuous Year for Science

    WIRED Science Staff
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    It's been a roller-coaster year for science. It started with what looked like a remarkable breakthrough in stem cell science, which was soon followed by a stunning announcement by cosmologists: the first detection of gravitational waves, direct evidence for a popular theory of how the universe began. But as the year draws to a close, the first of these discoveries has been thoroughly discredited, and the second appears to be on the ropes. The post The Best and Worst in a Tumultuous Year for Science appeared first on WIRED.
  • Why Virtual Reality Doesn’t Need a Killer App to Get Huge

    Ryan Rigney
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    Just as people struggled to find a practical application for hydrogen balloons, small thinking has also plagued the development of one of today's flashiest technologies, virtual reality devices. But VR doesn't need a killer app. It just needs to be unleashed on the world, so the people tinkering with it can lead us all someplace new. The post Why Virtual Reality Doesn’t Need a Killer App to Get Huge appeared first on WIRED.
  • How One Guy Got Kickstarters to Give Their Profits to Other Campaigns

    Issie Lapowsky
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    In 2012, Brian Fargo pledged to give 5 percent of his profits to other Kickstarter projects. Now the simple idea has grown into a movement. The post How One Guy Got Kickstarters to Give Their Profits to Other Campaigns appeared first on WIRED.
  • Hypnotic GIFs That Get Better the Longer You Stare at Them

    Margaret Rhodes
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Erik Söderberg’s fractal animations are part M.C. Escher, part op art. The post Hypnotic GIFs That Get Better the Longer You Stare at Them appeared first on WIRED.
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    Holy Kaw!

  • KISS frontman’s never-aired Folgers commercial [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:24 pm
    You know how you know you're hard-core rock 'n roll? When you don't care what anybody thinks about you doing a commercial for Folgers. The post KISS frontman’s never-aired Folgers commercial [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The Rube Goldberg machine that’s a real page turner [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Literally. The post The Rube Goldberg machine that’s a real page turner [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to make the perfect steak (without a BBQ) [video]

    Josh Urich
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Most steak lovers will say there's only one true way to cook a steak: barbecue. But when it's winter time, and you don't want to go outside, what do you do? The reverse sear, that's what! Here's how to make the best steak in doors. The post How to make the perfect steak (without a BBQ) [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 9 tips to save you from a slow death from sitting [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:11 am
    All right, so you've heard all about how sitting is killing you (including this video we recently posted), but rather than leaving you frozen in a what-we-now-know-to-be-fatal position hiding in your cubicle, AsapTHOUGHT is here to ease your mind with nine tips that could save your life. The post 9 tips to save you from a slow death from sitting [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The size of black holes explained [video]

    Josh Urich
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Black holes are so massive that it's almost impossible to conceptualize them. This video tries to help you understand just how much mass, how much stuff, is in a black hole. For example, if you were to shrink the sun down to the size of a small town, that'd be a black hole. The post The size of black holes explained [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • "If I had to start tomorrow, I would say no, because I definitely would appreciate a break to clear..."

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:48 am
    “If I had to start tomorrow, I would say no, because I definitely would appreciate a break to clear my head and get my little New Zealand stories done, which is where my passion and my heart is heading now. But ask me in two or three years, and I’d probably say yes. It would be hard to see another filmmaker go into this world, because I certainly have an emotional ownership of it.” - Peter Jackson, when asked if he would consider directing other films based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • "What really matters is, companies that don’t continue to experiment, companies that don’t embrace..."

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:44 am
    “What really matters is, companies that don’t continue to experiment, companies that don’t embrace failure, they eventually get in a desperate position where the only thing they can do is a Hail Mary bet at the very end of their corporate existence. Whereas companies that are making bets all along, even big bets, but not bet-the-company bets, prevail. I don’t believe in bet-the-company bets. That’s when you’re desperate. That’s the last thing you can do.” - Jeff Bezos, in another quote related to a Henry Blodget question about the Fire Phone.
  • More retro than I remember…

    20 Dec 2014 | 8:26 am
    More retro than I remember…
  • All The Minutes, A Twitter Clock

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:27 am
    All The Minutes, A Twitter Clock: Pretty cool little Twitter hack by Moniker. Hard to believe people tweet all the time about every random time — until you realize they’re almost always saying something about going to bed early, waking up late, or drinking.  [via naveen]
  • "Everyone is so excited about the cloud, but the cloud is really a drunken Xerox machine making..."

    20 Dec 2014 | 3:19 am
    “Everyone is so excited about the cloud, but the cloud is really a drunken Xerox machine making copies of pretty much everything that everyone has said anywhere and spewing it all over the place.” - Howard Lerman, the co-founder of Confide (and Yext), talking to Farhad Manjoo about the state of privacy in online communications.
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  • Major Security Vulnerabilities Uncovered At Frankfurt Airport

    22 Dec 2014 | 2:09 am
    jones_supa writes "According to a report published in this Sunday's edition of the mass-circulation Bild am Sonntag newspaper, investigators sent by the European Commission found it surprisingly easy to smuggle banned items past security at Frankfurt Airport. It said undercover investigators posing as passengers were able to smuggle weapons or other dangerous items through security every second time they tried to do so. One of the biggest problems was improperly trained staff, who were often not able to recognize dangerous items when viewing the screens they use to look at x-ray images of…
  • How a Massachusetts Man Invented the Global Ice Market

    21 Dec 2014 | 11:08 pm
    An anonymous reader writes with the story of Frederic Tudor the man responsible for the modern food industry. "A guy from Boston walks into a bar and offers to sell the owner a chunk of ice. To modern ears, that sounds like the opening line of a joke. But 200 years ago, it would have sounded like science fiction—especially if it was summer, when no one in the bar had seen frozen water in months. In fact, it's history. The ice guy was sent by a 20-something by the name of Frederic Tudor, born in 1783 and known by the mid-19th century as the "Ice King of the World." What he had done was…
  • Librarians: The Google Before Google

    21 Dec 2014 | 7:57 pm
    An anonymous reader writes NPR has an article about the questions people ask librarians. Before the internet, the librarian was your best bet for a quick answer to anything on your mind. "We were Google before Google existed," NYPL spokesperson Angela Montefinise explains. "If you wanted to know if a poisonous snake dies if it bites itself, you'd call or visit us." The New York Public Library in Manhattan recently discovered a box of old reference questions asked by patrons and plans to release some in its Instagram account. Here are a few of the best: I just saw a mouse in the kitchen. Is…
  • "Infrared Curtain" Brings Touchscreen Technology To Cheap Cars

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:51 pm
    An anonymous reader writes with news about an affordable way to integrate touch screen technology in any car. "Although touchscreen controls are appearing in the dashboards of an increasing number of vehicles, they're still not something that one generally associates with economy cars. That may be about to change, however, as Continental has announced an "infrared curtain" system that could allow for inexpensive multi-touch functionality in any automobile. The infrared curtain consists of a square frame with a series of LEDs along two adjacent sides, and a series of photodiodes along the…
  • Viacom's Messy Relationship With YouTube and The Rise of Stephen Colbert

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Presto Vivace writes with this story about how Stephen Colbert became a YouTube Megastar. "Clips from The Colbert Report soon became a staple at YouTube, a startup that was making it easier for anyone and everyone to upload and watch home movies, video blogs, and technically-illicit-but-increasingly-vanilla clips of TV shows from the day before. And Colbert’s show was about to find itself at the center of a conflict between entertainment media and the web over online video that’s shaped the last decade. In fact, The Colbert Report has been defined as much by this back-and-forth…
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • My Thesis on the Mobile Internet

    Ben Bajarin
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:25 am
    I believe a profound computing shift is taking place — one that is hard to see in Western countries. Largely because these countries have what I call a “PC bias”. Most internet users in the West, especially those over a certain age, grew up with a PC. The first experience they had with the internet was the desktop web through a browser. This is why, in all the usage survey data I have on the developed market, we still see extremely high use rates of the desktop web, in particular around activities like commerce. * Question: What device have you used to make a purchase in…
  • With Windows Phone It’s Not The What, It’s The Why

    John Kirk
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:09 am
    On December 4, 2014, Techpinions’ own Jan Dawson wrote a 33 page report on Windows Phone. While it sounds long, for those interested in the topic, it is easy reading and I highly recommend it… This content is for Insider Monthly, Insider Yearly and Free Trial members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • Thoughts On Apple’s E-book Appeal

    John Kirk
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:44 am
    On Monday, December 15, 2014, Apple’s appeal of the e-book anti-trust case was heard. Here are some of my thoughts on the matter. Drug Dealer Analogy Deputy Solicitor General Malcolm Stewart…called in to defend the antitrust ruling…tried several times Monday to compare Apple to a driver who carries a narcotics dealer to a drug pick up. The point of his analogy…was that, if Apple knew book publishers were engaged in an unlawful conspiracy to fix the price of e-books and was prepared to facilitate that conspiracy, it was as guilty as they were. Judge Dennis Jacobs would…
  • 2014 Holiday Season Retail Trends

    Bob O'Donnell
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Welcome to the weekly Tech.pinions podcast. This week, Ben Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell and Steve Baker discuss the holiday shopping trends for tech devices in US retail stores. We explore what is selling in US retail and talk about tablets, iPads, PCs, TVs, and connected home products. Click here to subscribe in iTunes. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator or want to add it to iTunes manually the feed to our podcast is:
  • How Apple could Drive 3D Printing in the Future

    Tim Bajarin
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:08 am
    I have been fascinated by 3D printers since HP showed me a prototype about 8 years ago. At that time, they were expensive and pretty primitive but it gave me a real glimpse into the concept and allowed me… This content is for Insider Monthly, Insider Yearly and Free Trial members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
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  • Lenovo Edge 15 Review

    Travis Pope
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Lenovo Edge 15 Review is a post by Travis Pope from Everywhere you look there’s a tablet or all-in-one vying for PC users. If the traditional notebook is a battleship under attack... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Samsung Chromebook 2 Review: Sleek but Pricey

    Kevin Purcell
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Samsung Chromebook 2 Review: Sleek but Pricey is a post by Kevin Purcell from The Chromebook that started that current craze gets a much-needed and well received update, making the... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Apple Releases OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iMac with Retina and Mac mini

    Kevin Purcell
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Apple Releases OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iMac with Retina and Mac mini is a post by Kevin Purcell from On October 16, Apple held a press event during which they announced a number of new... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Lenovo Y70 Touch Review

    Travis Pope
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:31 am
    Lenovo Y70 Touch Review is a post by Travis Pope from When you’re used to living on the cutting edge of technology, it’s a rare feat that you find yourself appreciating anything... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • HP Chromebooks with New Processors but No 1080p

    Kevin Purcell
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    HP Chromebooks with New Processors but No 1080p is a post by Kevin Purcell from HP makes two of the best Chromebooks available today. HP Chromebooks just got an update that... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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  • Essentials of a Solar Greenhouse

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    Plant breeding and plant production is a very productive hobby and livelihood. It is good way to earn some living by producing high-valued crops. It is also a good way of contributing to the environment. The best way to sustain this endeavor is to get a solar greenhouse. Read on to learn the basics of the solar greenhouse. What Is a Solar Greenhouse? The very purpose of any greenhouse is to collect solar energy whenever the sun shining high. However, solar greenhouses serve a more specific purpose. It is able to do more than collect the solar energy. The solar greenhouse is able to store heat…
  • Solar Power- How Does It Save The Environment

    12 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    You’ve probably heard a lot about solar energy and how efficient it is. Moreover, over the last few years, there have been several moves to see how effectively we can use solar power in an attempt to alleviate the energy crisis that the world faces. So, how does using solar energy fit into the bigger picture of protecting our environment? The point is that even small changes in the way we do things go a long way in terms of saving our environment. Solar energy is a renewable energy source The sun offers us a great source of renewable energy; it’s been around for over four billion…
  • How Solar Thermal Works In Your Home

    12 Dec 2014 | 2:14 am
    Given energy concerns these days, most homes are now designed to take advantage of passive solar heating concepts. Solar thermal is a big part of this process. How Thermal Mass Works In Your Home Getting a little free heating can go a long way on your utility bill, particularly over the life of a structure. Passive solar heating is the methodology used to achieve this goal. It is a process wherein a home is built or upgraded in such a way as to catch and contain as much of the sunlight in the form of heat as possible. To effectively use solar for heating, thermal mass is a subject you need to…
  • Following A Greener Path: What You Must Understand About Solar Power

    11 Dec 2014 | 3:27 am
    Going forward, people will be using oil less and less. Luckily, you can join this transition by making good use of clean, renewable solar energy today. This article is filled with useful tips and helpful information. When you are just transitioning to solar power, pick something small to start with. There are outdoor lights that are completely run on solar energy. It’s easy to find this sort of product online, at home improvement stores and at big box stores. Installing this sort of lighting system is a no-brainer. Walk down your garden path and poke the lights into the ground! To…
  • Feeling In The Dark About Solar Energy? Check Out These Illuminating Tips!

    10 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Many people are switching over to solar energy to power their homes these days. To make the best decisions regarding solar energy usage, one must fully understand the consequences and considerations surrounding its use. Read the below article to increase your knowledge on solar energy. There are a couple of different photo-voltaic panels to choose from. Less expensive poly-crystalline panels are not as efficient as the costlier mono-crystalline panels. You should purchase the best possible product your budget can allow when it comes to solar power systems. The efficiency of your solar panels…
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    Tech Talk


    21 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    There is an important technology angle to President Obama's plan to restore relations between the U.S. and Cuba. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In this special Holiday TECH TALK, we hear about making sure kids understand family rules and app safety before getting a smartphone for the holidays. (Magid, self-ID)

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In this special HolidayTECH TALK, we hear about smart home technology for holiday gifts. (Magid, self-ID)

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In this special Holiday TECH TALK, we learn about fitness watches and smart watches as holiday gifts. (Magid, self-ID)

    15 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In this special Holiday TECH TALK, we hear about smartphones as holiday gifts. (Magid, self-ID)
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  • DockPhone Is The Phone Dialer Apple Forgot To Put In Yosemite

    Matt Burns
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
     By far the best new feature Apple added to OS X was the ability to make and take phone calls from a connected iPhone. Taking a call is magic but dialing a number is a pain. Enter DockPhone. The $.99 app fixes Yosemite. This little OS X app is simply a phone dialer. Type a name or number into the dialog box and the app calls up Facetime in the background, connects to your iPhone and dials… Read More
  • Line’s COO Becomes Its New CEO As The Messaging Company Targets Global Growth

    Jon Russell
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:19 am
     Fresh from launching its payment service and buying MixRadio from Microsoft, Japan-based messaging app Line has announced a change at the top with current COO Takeshi Idezawa taking over from Akira Morikawa as CEO. Read More
  • Google Expands Its Android One Initiative To Bangladesh, Nepal And Sri Lanka

    Jon Russell
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:09 pm
     Back in June, Google introduced its Android One program to improve the affordable smartphone experience in emerging markets. The project debuted in India in September, and it is making its first expansion to cover neighboring Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Read More
  • News Corp Buys India-Based Financial Planning Service

    Jon Russell
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:52 pm
     Fresh from making its first investment in India last month, News Corp has now completed its first acquisition in the country, buying financial planning service as Next Big What first reported. Read More
  • “The Interview” Censorship Protestors Screen Chaplin’s Hitler Parody “The Great Dictator”

    Josh Constine
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:22 pm
     A clandestine invite to a “secret screening to protest against censorship” of The Interview did not lead to a showing of the North Korea-skewering film at the center of the Sony Pictures hack. It did raise money for free speech charity Article 19, though. Instead, attendees in London, Rome, and San Francisco who were instructed to come “dressed in a dark suit, and bring a… Read More
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    Mobile and Social Media

  • An Interview with Tomer Sharon, Senior User Experience Researcher at Google about UX, Mobile, and Life at Google

    4 Dec 2014 | 12:06 am
    A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to visit an old friend at Google, NY. Now why is that interesting? Because I call Tomer “An old friend” despite the fact that I had never met him. “Wow, you have a strange definition of friend” is probably what you’re thinking. Could very well be, but if you think about the nature of friendship, you will quickly realize that a friend is someone you learn from, someone you share experiences with, and someone you respect and, well, like. Such is Tomer. I have been following Tomer for years on the social web and consistently…
  • An Interview with Martin Bryant, Editor in Chief of The Next Web about Journalism, Print, and Wearables

    12 Oct 2014 | 11:20 pm
    By: Hillel Fuld (@Hilzfuld) There are many tech blogs out there. Way too many. For us tech addicts, that means too much daily reading. But then there are the ones that stand out. The tech blogs that consistently put out top-notch work and do it without the need for stupid blogger politics, or an ego the size of south america. Of course that last part, the lack an ego that makes it difficult to work with them, really limits the bunch to a very few selected blogs. The Next Web is at the top of that list. The Next Web has been at the top of my daily reading list for what seems like forever. I…
  • How it Happened and What it Was Like to Spend Two Hours with Steve Wozniak, Founder of Apple

    8 Sep 2014 | 12:07 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@Hilzfuld) Many years ago (ok, not that many but 5 years in virtual land is a lot!), I decided I was going to interview people who inspire me. Since then, I have been doing so as often as I can. Here are all my superstar interviews. When I first decided to try to reach these people, I set my goals quite high and even made myself laugh at the thought of ever accomplishing the goal of meeting and/or interviewing the Woz. Well, it took me all those years but then a few months back, I managed to land my Woz interview. That is old news though, so why am I telling you this? Well,…
  • How and Why to Interview Superstars with Twitter and Google+

    10 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By: Hillel Fuld As you might have noticed, I have been posting interviews with some of the shakers of the Web and tech industries. This is something I started doing a while back. While these interviews have been a great experience for me to learn from some of the biggest names out there, the main advantage has been the relationships I have created. I love the fact that I can DM Alyssa Milano or joke around with Robert Scoble. I have spoken to Mike McCue on the phone (he is just as nice as online), and I am always learning from Chris Pirillo. Why am I telling you this? Because, as awesome as…
  • 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…
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  • The biggest stories of 2014

    Amanda Wills
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:09 am
    JANUARY America's first pot stores open in Colorado On Jan. 1, Colorado became the first U.S. state to sell recreational marijuana; Washington state joined the party mid-year, and other states loosened their laws as well.AP Photo/Brennan Linsley Polar vortex plunges U.S. into deep freeze areas dropped to their coldest temperatures in years as a polar vortex flooded the country from Canada, spreading into the Midwest and expanding to other states from coast to coast.
  • 13 content delivery networks to speed up your website

    Grace Smith
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    Speeding up your website and content delivery should be near the top of your to-do list, with speed being a factor in ranking. A CDN (content delivery network) could help, as it will drastically reduce server lag by storing static resources on a network of fast-loading servers spread all over the world Choosing a CDN to fit your specific requirements is key, so it's important to assess your budget, bandwidth needs, audience (where are the majority of your visitors based), streaming capabilities and technical support offered With so many options available it can be difficult to choose one, so…
  • South Korea launches nuclear power cyberattack drills after hack

    Stan Schroeder
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:31 am
    South Korea's nuclear power company is conducting drills against possible cyberattacks after its computer systems have been hacked, Reuters reports According to Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co and the South Korean government, hackers managed to steal only "non-critical" data, and the nuclear installations are not at risk See also: China opposes cyberattacks, doesn't name N. Korea On Sunday, a user on Twitter demanded a halt to operations at three nuclear power plants. The user threatened to disclose more data and carry out another attack if the request was not met. Last week, documents…
  • China says it opposes cyberattacks but doesn't name North Korea

    The Associated Press
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:46 am
    China told the U.S. that it is against cyberattacks and opposes any nation or individual launching such attacks from a third country, but did not directly condemn the Sony hackings that Washington has blamed on North Korea, China's foreign ministry said Monday. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the comments to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a phone conversation Sunday night, but did not blame North Korea for the hackings against Sony Pictures, the ministry said in a statement. See also: North Korea accuses U.S. of helping produce 'The Interview,' issues warnings Sony Pictures…
  • Iraq reality TV show makes ISIS 'terrorists' confront victims

    The Associated Press
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:35 am
    Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping to carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. Now, the 21-year old is a reluctant cast member in a popular reality TV show. "In the Grip of the Law" brings convicted terrorists face-to-face with victims in surreal encounters and celebrates the country's beleaguered security forces. See also: On the run from ISIS: Stories from Iraq The show, produced by state-run Al Iraqiyya TV, is among dozens of programs, cartoons and musical public service announcements aimed at…
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  • Finland Abolishes Copyright Levies On Digital Devices

    Glyn Moody
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:49 am
    As we've noted before, copyright levies -- effectively a tax on blank storage media -- are becoming ever-more anachronistic and unworkable. So it's good to hear about a country doing the sensible thing and getting rid of them entirely (pdf): Finland is the latest EU member state to scrap levies on digital devices, following similar moves in Spain and the UK. The Finnish Parliament on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to replace a levies system that has existed since 1984 with the creation of a government fund designed to compensate artists for private copying of content such as music and movies.
  • Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

    Leigh Beadon
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    There were plenty of reasons to condemn the statement from a Cleveland Police Union rep saying "it's pretty pathetic when athletes think they know the law." We focused on the fact that athletes are just citizens, but Oblate took first place for insightful this week by pointing out that singling them out actually adds a dash of hypocrisy to the situation, too: And yet... I bet that this union rep is more than willing to criticize the Browns players when they don't play well. Even though no one dies when football players screw up. In second place, we've got an expansion on our admittedly…
  • This Week In Techdirt History: December 14th - 20th

    Leigh Beadon
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Five Years Ago Seems like there was lots of news about DRM this week in 2009. Cory Doctorow discussed how difficult Apple made it to publish a DRM-free audiobook, Blu-ray introduced the idea of "managed copies", a Microsoft Office DRM bug locked some users out of their own documents, Sony stood up in favor of expensive, DRM-laden ebooks, and film DRM threatened to prevent Avatar from being shown in 3D in some theaters. The only voice of reason was David Pogue, who pointed out that DRM-free ebooks boosted his sales. France was a land of contradiction this week. Avid copyright defender and…
  • Awesome Stuff: Good Ol' Content

    Leigh Beadon
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    For this week's awesome stuff, we take a break from the usual crowdfunding campaigns to look at three creators raising money on Patreon, the platform where you can sign up to make regular monthly contributions towards the creation of new content. Surviving Creativity This is a podcast that's right up Techdirt's alley. Brad Guigar, Scott Kurtz, and Cory Casoni — some or all of whom you may recognize from their webcomics, videos and other projects — discuss the challenges of building a business as a content creator online. The first episode, appropriately, features the creator of…
  • Update On Ten-Year Campaign To Give Copyright Industry Another Monopoly: WIPO's Broadcasting Treaty

    Glyn Moody
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Say what you will about the copyright industry, but it certainly doesn't give up. No matter how many times a bad idea is fought off, sooner or later, it comes back again. The best example of this is probably WIPO's Broadcasting Treaty, which Techdirt has been covereing for a decade: in 2004, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2013. This campaign to give broadcasters yet more monopoly rights -- as if they didn't have enough already -- is still underway, and the EFF provides us with a timely update on the current state of play: The latest draft of the treaty also attempts to control post-fixation uses of…
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    Digital Trends

  • Sony determined to release The Interview, currently ‘exploring options’

    Trevor Mogg
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    Following last week's announcement that it had "no further release plans" for The Interview after theaters canceled screenings in response to threats of violence, Sony Pictures now says it's "exploring options" for its distribution. The post Sony determined to release The Interview, currently ‘exploring options’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Asus teases new Zenfone for CES 2015, with dual-LED flash and other mystery features

    Andy Boxall
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:26 am
    Asus has posted a teaser video on its official Facebook page, hinting at least one new Zenfone model will be introduced at CES 2015. The footage shows an unusual rear panel on the phone. The post Asus teases new Zenfone for CES 2015, with dual-LED flash and other mystery features appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • From graphene to flexible displays, this tech could revolutionize wearables

    Brian Heater
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:15 am
    Today’s wearables are fairly simple and often cumbersome, but a host of new technologies, from graphene to flexible displays, could change the way they look, feel, and work. The post From graphene to flexible displays, this tech could revolutionize wearables appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Google offers views of festive store window displays in NY City and beyond

    Trevor Mogg
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:45 am
    Holiday window shopping just got a whole lot more comfortable after Google's Business View service rolled out images of festive displays at some of the world's most famous department stores, Macy's and Bloomingdale's among them. The post Google offers views of festive store window displays in NY City and beyond appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • ZTE decides to shrink smartphone range, use voice control features to boost brand

    Andy Boxall
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:25 am
    According to the CEO of ZTE's devices division, the company will downsize its smartphone range over the coming year, and focus on high-tech features such as voice control to help it build brand value. The post ZTE decides to shrink smartphone range, use voice control features to boost brand appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Create a "Fake" Automatic Paycheck When Your Income is Irregular

    Eric Ravenscraft
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Even if your paychecks are irregular, your bills usually aren't. If your work doesn't allow for steady income, fake it by setting up a separate account to pay yourself from.Read more...
  • How to Make Quitting Unappealing and Build New Habits

    Herbert Lui
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Persistence is an important virtue, but it's only part of the battle. Sure, you can make it easier to build new habits, but you can also make quitting more difficult—so that you're less likely to give up when the going gets tough. Let's explore a few ways you can do that.Read more...
  • Pull Out the Photo Album to Help Family Members with Alzheimer's

    Dave Greenbaum
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Family get-togethers during the holiday are rough if someone has Alzheimer's disease. The person doesn't remember as much as they'd like and gets frustrated easily. Pull out a few photo albums and focus on what they do remember.Read more...
  • Request a “Status Match” to Transfer Perks to Another Loyalty Program

    Dave Greenbaum
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Getting "elite" status in a hotel or an airline program gives you tons of perks . If you switch to a different brand, you won't get those benefits. However, some hotels and airlines will give you elite status (and perks) by matching your current program.Read more...
  • Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread

    Dave Greenbaum
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    How concerned should I be with text messages from someone who is harassing me? What should I do with a Macbook Air I won and have no interest in? What is the difference between Sharepoint and the Sharepoint cloud version? Read more...
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  • South Korea Carrying Out Security Drills Following Power Station Hack

    Jamie Condliffe
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    South Korea's nuclear power plant operator is conducting a two-day drill to test its resilience to digital attacks, following a series of posts on Twitter from a hacker claiming to have compromised power station computer networks.Read more...
  • This Is How Organisms Are Tested to See if They Can Survive Space

    Jamie Condliffe
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Ever wondered how astronauts go about working out if organisms can survive the stresses of space? Largely by strapping them to the side of the International Space Station is how.Read more...
  • The Interview Scores a Perfect 10 on IMDb

    Jamie Condliffe
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:20 am
    A staggering 22,680 users have seen fit to award The Interview a perfect 10 on IMDb. Which is impressive for a film that virtually nobody is ever going to see .Read more...
  • Man makes pliers out of solid wood using just 10 cuts and pure genius

    Jesus Diaz
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:03 am
    Watch David Warther making wooden pliers using a simple pocket knife his dad—famed master carver Ernest "Mooney" Warther—designed in the early 1900s. It only takes him ten cuts and a few seconds—so simple and fast that it feels like magic. Also, I can watch this man talking and doing this forever.Read more...
  • China: There's No Proof That North Korea Hacked Sony

    Jamie Condliffe
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:45 am
    Over the weekend, the U.S. asked China to help it stop North Korean hackers . Now, China has publicly stated that, while it condemns cyberattacks, it believes that there is no proof that North Korea was responsible for the recent hacks of Sony Pictures. Read more...
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  • The FCC gets to work on letting internet TV compete with cable

    Richard Lawler
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:31 am
    It's far from a done deal, but the FCC has taken a step towards putting internet TV service on a par with cable and satellite. On Friday it announced the adoption of a proposal (previously floated by chairman Tom Wheeler) that would give TV providers...
  • NASA wants to build airship cities in the Venus sky

    Steve Dent
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:28 am
    Since Venus is closer to Earth than Mars -- both in size and distance -- it would be a much more convenient candidate for manned exploration. There's just a slight hitch: the average temperature is 850 degrees F, and the atmosphere is 90 times denser...
  • The Big Picture: Building an electric 'armored' car out of wood

    Jon Fingas
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:04 am
    If you think the coffee table you've been building in your spare time is pretty sweet, just wait until you get a load of what Liu Fulong has been making. The Shengyang, China resident recently finished his own electric armored car after four months o...
  • Lens-free microscope lets almost anyone spot cancer

    Jon Fingas
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:55 pm
    High-powered microscopes are useful for spotting cancer and other diseases in cells, but they're expensive and complicated. Your local physicians probably won't have a microscope on hand, and you'll probably need at least some skill to use one. Howev...
  • Quantum physics theory is easier to understand than you think

    Jon Fingas
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Wrapping your head around quantum physics is tricky, no matter how well-educated you are -- if it were easy, there wouldn't be problems making quantum computers. However, researchers at the National University of Singapore believe they've found a way...
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • How Clear Is The Future Of Google Glass?

    Frank Palermo
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
     Some ideas are ahead of their time. There is no question that the wearables market is taking off with the proliferation of health monitors, pedometers and activity trackers like Fitbit, Jawbone, Nike Fuelband, etc. And next year the Apple Watch will likely make the wearable watch the next big thing. Gartner boldly predicted that companies using Glass and similar wearable gadgets could save up… Read More
  • The Internet Of Things Is Not A Shiny New Toy

    Marc Canter
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
     The Internet of Things is the latest, greatest new buzzword du jour and every major technology company, industrial manufacturer, big retailer and health industry player has declared the IoT to be the next big thing. Each of these industries sees a way of taking advantage of tiny low-power intelligent devices or sensors and they’ve baked the IoT into their future product strategies. Read More
  • Hands On With The Blackberry Classic

    John Biggs
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
     It’s been a long time coming: Blackberry’s return to its roots. Rather than chasing the pack, Blackberry has brought back exactly what its fans have been wanting in a package that is usable, fun, and solid. But can it save the company? I’m a fan of the $450 Classic and will post a full review on Monday but until then I’ve prepared a brief hands on. I’ve found… Read More
  • Apple Responds To BBC Panorama’s Portrayal Of Supplier Conditions

    Darrell Etherington
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:25 pm
     Apple was the subject of a recent investigative report by BBC’s Panorama program, which presented as part of its findings various instances where suppliers of the Mac maker violated Apple’s own stated standards for its partners. The breaches reported by the BBC included problems at Pegatron factories outside Shanghai, as well as issues at the bottom level of the supply chain, in… Read More
  • EDI Is Trying To Kickstart The Classic Dive Watch

    John Biggs
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:35 pm
     Two entrepreneurs and engineers have taken to Kickstarter to fund a new line of dive watches, EDI. The watches, in addition to looking just a bit like sword-hand divers of the early Blancpain era, use an EDI E-353 automatic movement with self-winding features, as well as a handsome steel case. What’s truly interesting, however, is the provenance. Read More
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  • Samsung SE790C Curved Monitor Introduced

    Edwin Kee
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:46 pm
    When it comes to display technology, you can be sure that Samsung ranks right up there with the very best of them where everyday consumer electronics are concerned. With the Samsung SE790C Curved Monitor, however, we are introduced to a brand new category of monitors that was previously limited to curved TVs only. The Samsung SE790C does come with optimized curvature, picture quality and complementary features which are capable of delivering a best-in-class viewing experience regardless of whether one is talking about entertainment or multi-tasking The Samsung SE790C will feature an optimized…
  • Notch’s Mansion Recreated In Minecraft

    Edwin Kee
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:40 pm
    I would like to think that this was just in the pipeline, waiting to happen simply because the reason to exists. What am I referring to? Why, Markus “Notch” Persson’s $70 million purchase of what is deemed to be the most expensive home in Beverly Hills, having gone through a recreation in where else but Minecraft, the very game that made “Notch” insanely wealthy in the first place. According to Dan Bovey, he wanted to ensure that it was possible to recreate Notch’s mansion shot-for-shot, and he has also mentioned that the download for this super expensive mansion will be…
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Recreated In GTA 5

    Edwin Kee
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:15 pm
    When it comes to the number of talented people out there where the performing arts are concerned, you can be sure that there are way more than the amount we know – simply because they have not “broken out” into mainstream consciousness. Most of the time, fans to a certain video game or movie franchise have plenty of passion, and are not short on talent, too. This is why we have seen a remake of a trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, where it uses the Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA 5) engine to get the job done. Kudos to Powerlight-13 of YouTube to come up with this…
  • Halo 3: ODST Offered For Free As Compensation

    Edwin Kee
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:57 pm
    How does one right a wrong? Why, by making amends, of course – although an apology is certainly more than welcome. Apparently, those who have experienced the many issues that plagued the Halo: The Master Chief Collection launch will be pleased to hear that they will be on the receiving end of Halo 3: ODST for free – and why not throw in a new map into the mix too, right? This is an early Christmas present by the folks over at Microsoft who have compensated gamers because their major title failed to work as expected at launch, and Microsoft is the latest in a line of game…
  • Cadillac Rearview Mirror With Display By Video To Arrive In 2016

    Edwin Kee
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:51 pm
    If you are itching to get your hands on a new car some time next year or the year after next, then you might want to check out the 2016 Cadillac CT6. What would make this particular ride more special than what we have seen in the past would be the fact that its new rear view mirror will not be a traditional rear view mirror, but rather, come in the form of a display instead. This means that there will be no reflective surface, apart from an LCD display that is a poor substitute for an actual mirror whenever there is no power flowing through it. The 2016 Cadillac CT6’s new rear view display…
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  • TechnologyTell Review: Intocircuit Power Castle Battery

    Stanley Goodner
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Even though external battery packs are nothing new these days, I still get excited over them. Especially when they feature something new or slightly different. Yeah, you can call me lame, but with all the energy I use up during the day, external battery packs are completely necessary. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but my favorite kind manage that sweet spot of size, weight, and capacity. I like to have a battery that is convenient enough to carry, yet can meet most of my energy needs without hassle. As you can expect, there are many external batteries that meet this criteria.
  • A new star is born: The voice-controlled ZTE Star 2 with KitKat

    Adrian Diaconescu
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Voice assistance and touchless control of various smartphone features and functions aren’t exactly groundbreaking or futuristic things anymore, but there’s clearly a lot of room for improvement in the field. And by the looks of it, ZTE upped the ante all of a sudden at heights not even Motorola can come close to. Forget Moto Voice, and get over Siri, Cortana and Google Now too. The ZTE Star 2 lets you assume control of call placing, photos, multimedia playing and… Continue reading A new star is born: The voice-controlled ZTE Star 2 with KitKat Related posts: Samsung Galaxy Star Expected…
  • Sony Xperia E4 pictured alongside Z1 Compact, 5 MP camera confirmed

    Adrian Diaconescu
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:27 pm
    While capable of keeping a surprisingly tight lid on information spills regarding its next-gen high-enders, Sony has apparently lost track of an early Xperia E4 prototype, which ended up in the hands of Polish tech bloggers. The E3 sequel should more or less address the same budget-conscious target audience, yet considerably slim down the bezels and increase the usable screen real estate of last year’s entry-level contender. That much was obvious… Continue reading Sony Xperia E4 pictured alongside Z1 Compact, 5 MP camera confirmed Related posts: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact now available in UK…
  • Miiya smartwatch keeps kids fit

    Joe Paone
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Miiya smartwatch for kids One big problem in our digital age is sedentary children. When I was a kid, cars cost a nickel the thought of a child not being active was ludicrous. We played sports and all kinds of active games, in addition to playing video games. But we didn’t have those all-absorbing distractions, Mr. Smartphone and Ms. Tablet. Now kids run a real risk of becoming sick from sitting around all day. The problem is being attacked on… Continue reading Miiya smartwatch keeps kids fit Related posts: Alltel announces child tracking service; kids lose their phones Netflix…
  • Transform this 3-in-1 bag to meet all gadget carrying needs

    Stanley Goodner
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    I like to streamline my gear as much as the next minimalist, but there is a benefit to owning multiples of certain products. Power/data cables for mobile devices? You never want to run out of those. Speakers? Yeah, it’s cool to have a personal, portable one as well as a big, room-rocking unit. Bags? Absolutely. Depending on what the day and required gear look like, you may want to use a messenger bag, or a backpack, or a… Continue reading Transform this 3-in-1 bag to meet all gadget carrying needs Related posts: Belkin intros three new laptop carrying bags Timbuk2 Power Commute messenger…
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  • Which Stars Will Shine Brightest in Apple's Brilliant 2015?

    Chris Maxcer
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The end of the year is a natural time to look back -- and then forward to the year to come. Apple started 2014 slowly but more than made up for it in the long haul, introducing the Apple Watch, Apple Pay, Mac OS X Yosemite, iOS 8, an iPad Air 2 with a super-fast processor, the massively selling iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus, and a luscious iMac with a 5K Retina screen, which, it turns out, is priced less than some 4K monitors. Gushing adjectives aside, what is truly interesting or groundbreaking? What is going to be meaningful in 2015 and beyond?
  • Defending the Free Linux World

    Jack M. Germain
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:03 pm
    The Open Invention Network, or OIN, is waging a global campaign to keep Linux out of harm's way in patent litigation. Its efforts have resulted in more than 1,000 companies joining forces to become the largest defense patent management organization in history. The Open Invention Network was created in 2005 as a white hat organization to protect Linux from license assaults. It has considerable financial backing from original board members that include Google, IBM, NEC, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony.
  • US Mulls Response to Sony Hack

    Richard Adhikari
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:17 am
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Thursday said the United States "is actively considering a range of options" to take in response to the Sony hack. The hack is "very serious," Johnson said, though he refused to label it as a terrorist attack. Although there has been widespread suspicion that North Korea engineered the hack, Johnson said the U.S. is "at this point ... not prepared to officially say who we believe was behind this attack." The FBI is investigating.
  • Docker CTO Solomon Hykes to Devs: Have It Your Way

    Jack M. Germain
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Docker has moved from an obscure Linux project to one of the most popular open source technologies in cloud computing. Project developers have witnessed millions of Docker Engine downloads. Hundreds of Docker groups have formed in 40 countries. Many more companies are announcing Docker integration. Even Microsoft will ship Windows 10 with Docker preinstalled. "That caught a lot of people by surprise," said Docker founder and CTO Solomon Hykes. Docker is an open platform for building, shipping and running distributed applications.
  • Minecraft Players Will Get to Shape the Game's Story

    Katherine Noyes
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Mojang has partnered with Telltale Games to create a brand new Minecraft game that will be narrative-driven. Dubbed "Minecraft: Story Mode," the series will be set in the world of Minecraft, but it will feature an original story that combines new characters with familiar themes and is driven by player choice. It will be a separate standalone product. "We're not intending on creating an 'official' story for Steve, or explaining the world of Minecraft in detail," said Mojang spokesperson Owen Hill. "It will be a cool game."
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  • Telepathy Japan to Launch HMD Product in March 2015

    22 Dec 2014 | 1:21 am
    "It's been about two years (since we started the development," said Telepathy Japan Inc, which unveiled its first head-mounted display (HMD) or "Telepathy Jumper."
  • Construction of 230MW Solar Plant Starts in Okayama

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:13 am
    On November 7, 2014, the groundbreaking ceremony and celebration for the "Setouchi Mega-Solar Project" took place with about 200 related people gathering at Ushimado Olive Garden. This project is aimed at utilizing the former salt farm in Ushimado District and constructing a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant there.
  • [Solar Plant Usage] Local Production/consumption of Energy (2)

    20 Dec 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Nakanojo Electric Power is financed by Nakanojo Town and V-Power at a ratio of 60% to 40%. V-Power supports operations handled by Nakanojo Electric Power. Vitec set out a business strategy to make proposals to local governments regarding regional revitalization based on the concept of "local production/local consumption of energy," and Nakanojo Town was the first local government to respond to the proposals.
  • Japan Announces Solutions for Suspended Grid Connection Applications (1)

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:21 am
    The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced Dec 18, 2014, that it will review the operation of the feed-in tariff (FIT) policy in the aims of solving the problem of the suspension of grid connection applications.
  • Honda Showcases Rear-wheel Motor Unit of New 'Legend'

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Honda Motor Co Ltd showed the rear-wheel motor unit of its "SH-AWD" four-wheel-drive system, which was employed for the new model of the "Legend" to be released in January 2015.
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  • App review: the new Zomato helps you find restaurants that do pancakes (among other things!)

    Holly Brockwell
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:27 am
    Zomato has been around for a pretty long time – 6 years, in fact –  as a restaurant discovery service. But there are lots of those, so it hasn’t really ignited our interest until now, other than making us vaguely wonder why you’d spell tomato with a Z. But they’ve just launched a new version of the app with a raft of enhanced features, including helping hungry folks find an independent restaurant to munch at, and we decided to give it a go. Because goodness knows, we’ve been to Pizza Express enough times.* *I will never have been to Pizza Express enough times. On skeptically…
  • Review: we set the phone from The Apprentice a series of tasks

    Holly Brockwell
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:13 am
    Image source: BBC Apprentice Frankly, if you’d told us last month that we’d be reviewing a landline phone, we’d have laughed you out of the office. But when we were given the chance to try not just any landline phone, but the one from The Apprentice – well, how could we refuse? This couldn’t be just any iDECT Eclipse review, though. We had to put the phone through its paces. So we set it a series of tasks. Task 1: Endurance Lord Shiny: iDECT Eclipse, it says on your CV that you’ve got a talk time of 13 hours and standby time of up to 230. iDECT Eclipse: That’s right, Lord…
  • Scientists might be able to restore lost memories (!)

    Diane Shipley
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:57 am
    A new study’s found that how scientists have been thinking about memory is all wrong – and we may actually be able to restore them when they’re lost. For a long time, neuroscientists thought that the connections between brain cells, known as synapses, were where memory was located. But researchers from UCLA have found that long-term memories are formed by proteins that create new synapses, with the memories themselves stored in the nervous system. That means that if a synapse is destroyed or dies (as happens in Alzheimer’s disease, for example), there’s the potential for the…
  • Google+ will automatically enhance your videos

    Tom Pritchard
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:58 am
    Google+ has had an automatic image enhancing feature for some time, and now Google has revealed that the same feature will be enhancing videos on the service. If you use Google+’s auto-backup feature, and you have ‘Auto Enhance’ activated in your settings, any videos uploaded to Google+ will have their lighting, colour, and stability enhanced. Google has also promised that speech enhancement is on its way. Sadly there’s no mention of whether or not these enhancements will tackle the problem of vertical videos. As you can see from the video, the feature isn’t…
  • Amazon Prime’s 4K video content has arrived in the UK

    Tom Pritchard
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:23 am
    Last month Amazon announced that its Prime Instant Video streaming service would start streaming video in ‘Ultra-HD’ 4K resolution. Now that feature has arrived in the UK, and subscribers won’t have to pay extra in order to access it. The amount of 4K content is limited at the moment, but it does includes a number of Amazon’s original series — including Alpha House and Transparent. Michael Paull, VP of Amazon Digital Video, said: “We want to deliver the best entertainment experience, and offering Ultra HD movies and TV shows raises the bar on quality and…
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  • The Digest: Gadget insurance complaints rise… and 4 other things people are talking about today

    Stuart O'Connor
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:33 am
    Gadget insurance complaints to Ombudsman jump | BBC News “The Financial Ombudsman Service says it saw 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year. It says many people hugely undervalue the cost of the technological items they carry with them, and are also unaware that most general insurance does not cover items outside the home.” Sony hack was ‘act of cyber-vandalism’ | Yahoo News “President Barack Obama says he does not consider the Sony hack an act of war but an act of cyber-vandalism. The US is weighing up how to…
  • Does this mean The Last Of Us 2 is… confirmed?

    James O'Malley
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:21 am
    Let’s face it, Sony would be mad if it wasn’t working on a follow-up to The Last Of Us – but it seems as though we’ve got something resembling the first piece of evidence that the game is actually being made. According to All Games Beta, the LinkedIn profile of former Naughty Dog character artist Michael Knowland has him noting that he has worked on not just the first game and Unchartered 4, but also the as-yet-unannounced Last Of Us 2. He’s since moved on to work at Avalanche Studios on Just Cause 3. Unfortunately this doesn’t give us any expectation of…
  • Boeing and Blackberry reportedly creating a “self-destructing phone”

    James O'Malley
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:02 am
    If there’s one brand you probably don’t want to associate with the words “self-destructing”, it is probably Boeing – but that doesn’t seem to have stopped the company from partnering with Blackberry to develop a super secure phone. According to The Telegraph, the phone will be designed for government agencies that need high levels of security – and the phone will even go as far as to delete the contents of the device should anyone tamper with the casing on the phone. On the server side it will apparently be using Blackberry Enterprise Server. It…
  • Is always-on Google voice search going to Chromebooks?

    James O'Malley
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:52 am
    Perhaps it was inevitable, but it seems that Google is planning to roll out its always-on “OK Google” voice search functionality to Chromebooks soon too. Voice search has been available for a while now, but according to developer François Beaufort, a new build of Chrome OS (the operating system that runs on Chromebooks) has an option that will set your computer to always listen – so you can voice search without having to press a button first. All you’ll have to do is say “OK Google”, and then your question. Here’s how he says you can enable it:…
  • WATCH: Notch’s new $70m mansion recreated in Minecraft

    James O'Malley
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:33 am
    Last week we heard the news that Markus “Notch” Persson, the brain behind Minecraft had spent some of his $2bn fortune on a gigantic house in trendy Beverly Hills. Hours later the inevitable happened – and some fans recreated it in Minecraft itself. The mansion itself has 8 bedrooms, a pool (with a 54ft glass door that opens on to it), a movie theatre, car showroom and a “candy room”, whatever that is.
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  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Sonos Playbar

    Andru Edwards
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    Sonos has earned two spots in our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, because the Playbar is just so fantastic. Soundbars are typically designed to replace your HDTV's anemic speakers. The Sonos Playbar does that, but but also has a much cooler additional function: It integrates with all the rest of the Sonos multiroom audio system lineup (some of which has already appeared in our Holiday Gift Guide!), streaming music from your Mac, PC, smartphone, and subscription online services. Pair it up with a Sonos SUB and a couple of Play:1 units and you've got a bonafide wireless surround…
  • HP EliteBook Folio 1020 hands-on

    Andru Edwards
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    HP has announced its new super-thin notebook in the EliteBook Folio 1020. Powered by Intel's new Core M processor (which is going to lead to a bunch of thin laptops being released in the future,) the EliteBook Folio 1020 weighs in at as little as 2.2 pounds and is 15.7mm thin, depending on which model you decide to pick up. The regular model actually weighs 2.6 pounds with a 12.5-inch 1080p display and can be specced with a touchscreen display. The special edition model weighs 2.2 pounds with a body forged our of carbon fiber and magnesium-lithium allow, and sports a 12.5-inch quad HD…
  • Transporter Desktop 3.0 released with read-only shared folders, better Yosemite support

    Andru Edwards
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Transporter Desktop 3.0 introduces includes several new features and enhancements designed to improve your private file sharing experience: Read-only Shared Folders: A Shared Folder owner can now assign read-only permissions on a per-user-per-folder basis. New Clearer Finder Icon Badges: Transporter Desktop icon badges have been updated for both Mac and Windows for better visibility and clarity. Enhanced OS X Yosemite Support: Transporter Desktop includes changes to fully support Yosemite at both a functional and aesthetic level. Visible changes include a new folder appearance that…
  • Orbotix Ollie & Sphero 2.0 giveaway!

    Andru Edwards
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:37 pm
    It's time for our next holiday giveaway, and today we've got two! We're giving away an Orbotix Sphero 2.0, along with the brand new Orbotix Ollie. These two little robots are controlled over Bluetooth using your smartphone or tablet, and are fun for people of any age. While Sphero 2.0 lets you play, learn, and explore, Ollie is the robot driven by adrenaline, engineered for speed. Here's how this is gonna go down: First place gets the new Ollie, and the runner up walks away with Sphero 2.0. Ready to enter? Go get it: Enter our Ollie & Sphero giveaway Don’t…
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Joseph Joseph Nest 100

    Andru Edwards
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:52 am
    We're not leaving the cool kitchen gadgets out of our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, and as proof, we present the Joseph Joseph Nest 100. Joseph Joseph's nested set of 9 kitchen tools includes a large stainless steel mixing bowl with non-slip base, a small stainless steel mixing bowl with non-slip base, a fine mesh stainless steel strainer, a stainless steel colander, and a set of 5 black measuring cups--all engineered to fit together as compactly as possible. It's the perfect gift for the Top Chef wannabe in your life. You can pick up the Joseph Joseph Nest 100 now from Amazon for…
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  • How to Maintain Your Printer

    5 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
    As one of the most important aspects of the office, your printer will need to be treated with great care and attention. Regularly servicing the machine will ensure it runs to its full potential for as long as it possibly can. If you’re unsure of how to properly maintain a printer, then these tips should help. For Health and Safety reasons, make sure you unplug and switch off the power to the machine before you begin any kind of maintenance. Also try to keep your hands away from hot fusers within the printer. Get Rid of Dust It might not seem like a big issue, but when dust and debris…
  • MHL releases Alternate Mode for new USB TYPE-C Connector

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    MHL, LLC has developed an MHL® AlternateMode (“Alt Mode”) for the USB Type-C specification. Using the MHL Alt Mode, a USB Type-C connector and cable can support the MHL 3 specification, which includes 4K video, multi- channel surround sound audio, HDCP 2.2 and is backward compatible with existing versions of the MHL specification. The MHL Consortium continues to advance the MHL specification to support additional capabilities and connectors, such as USB Type-C, ahead of industry demand.
  • Redmi 1S to Launch in India at Rs 5,999 on September 2nd

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    MI India today announced that its second smartphone release, the Redmi 1S, will be on sale from 2pm on September 2nd at Rs 5,999/- and pre-registrations for device will begin on August 26th at 6pm exclusively through its e-commerce partner, Flipkart. Similar to the MI3, The Redmi 1S will be available only to those who have registered by midnight on September 1st at and they will be eligible to purchase the phone from September 2nd onwards. Redmi 1S is going to be powered with – 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 (HD) IPS display delivers superfine text and crisp photos. AGC…
  • Microsoft announce preview of DocumentDB & Azure Search

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Many applications use search as the primary interaction pattern for their users. Azure Search is a search-as-a-service solution that allows developers and cloud architects to embed a sophisticated search experience into web and mobile applications without having to worry about the complexities of full-text search and without having to deploy, maintain, or manage any infrastructure. With Azure Search, a developer can enable the power of searching data in their application, reduce the complexity around managing and tuning a search index, and get up and running quickly using familiar interfaces…
  • Alcatel OneTouch launch Idol Series and Hero smartphones

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Alcatel One Touch, a brand of TCL Communication and one of the top ten mobile phone manufacturing company in the world, today launched a new series of smartphones for its customers in India with a focus on south and west regions. The launch announced smartphones in two series; Idol and Hero. The two series consist of smartphones in the mid and high range and are targeted at consumers across various age groups. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Steven Zhao, Country Manager APAC – India Business Unit said, “We are delighted to launch our series of smartphones specially designed to cater to the…
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  • Spice Dream Uno H Android One Smartphone Launched In India For INR 6,499

    Omkar Dutta
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    Spice today launched the India’s first Android One Hindi smartphone. Yes, you read that right! Spice Dream Uno H is the first smartphone to feature a Hindi Keyboard along with popular Google services such as Chrome, Search, YouTube and Google Maps in Hindi. This handset is specially targeted at the 300 million Hindi speaking people from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and the rest of the country. Spice Dream Uno H runs on the old Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System, however the device will be upgraded to the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS in the coming months. Apart…
  • Skype Translator: Universal Translator Begins Preview (English-Spanish For Now)

    Romit Mehta
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Skype Translator, the near real-time translation feature in Skype, which was announced in May and for which the preview sign up started in November of 2014, is now available. Those who signed up for the preview back in November, and those who are on Windows 8.1 (or Windows 10 Technical Preview), can now voice and video chat in English and Spanish in close to real time. In addition to the voice translation between English and Spanish, more than 40 languages are available for IM conversations. A sample video provided by Skype: Per Microsoft, this is a project that has been over ten years in the…
  • Looking Forward to Windows Phone in 2015

    Romit Mehta
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    As 2014 winds down, Windows Phone is at a crucial stage in its lifecycle. Again. Earlier in 2014, Microsoft closed the acquisition of Nokia’s hardware division and Windows 10 was launched in a Technical Preview form. Nokia’s acquisition, combined with the upcoming Windows 10-based version of the phone operating system, has perhaps resulted in a slight pause in release of true flagship devices that can compete with the latest versions of competing platforms, the iPhone and Android/Nexus lineup. So, as we look forward to the early 2014 look at the combined Windows RT and Windows…
  • Office Online: Now with Bing Integration in Insights For Office

    Romit Mehta
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Office Online, specifically Word Online, has a new feature which is rolling out now, which features tight integration with Bing. This new feature, announced on December 10, is called Insights for Office. If you remember “Research” pane in earlier versions of Office, this may be familiar. Of course, Insights for Office is supposedly much more powerful because it is very contextual, and utilizes Bing to provide the best possible way to surface web content right inside Word. The way it works is this: as you write something in Word Online, you can start searching for a word or phrase…
  • Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin for Digital Purchases (U.S. Only)

    Romit Mehta
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:11 pm
    In a surprise move, Microsoft has quietly started accepting Bitcoin as a way to add funds to your account which can be used to purchase digital content like apps, movies, TV shows, games, etc. from Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox Games, Xbox Music and Xbox Video stores. In a FAQ on the Microsoft billing site, one can see how Bitcoin can be used to add money to your Microsoft account: To add money to your Microsoft account with Bitcoin: Sign in to Microsoft account – Billing with your Microsoft account Select Payment options > Microsoft account > redeem bitcoin Select the amount you…
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  • New article: introduction to Bendable OLED TVs

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:10 am
    Some people like their TVs flat, and some like them curved. A curved TV has several image quality advantages, but they look less nice mounted on your wall. A bendable TV offers the best of both worlds - you can hang it flat on the wall, and curve it when you want. Don't miss our new article on bendable OLED TVs - which according to LG will arrive on the market next year.Read more about New article: introduction to Bendable OLED TVs
  • LG Display: OLEDs are superior to QDs, expects OLEDs to be competitive within a year or two

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:07 am
    A few days ago LG announced it was going to unveil Quantum-Dots enhanced 4K LCDs next month, which made some people wonder whether LG will abandon its OLED TV program - even though LG repeatedly stated that OLED is the future display technology of choice and that those QDs TVs will be positioned above LG's current high-end Ultra HD LCDs but below the company's OLED TV range.Probably in response to those speculations, LG Display posted a new article that explains how OLEDs are indeed superior to QD-enhanced LCDs (they call them QD TVs).Read more about LG Display: OLEDs are superior to QDs,…
  • New article: introduction to OLED wearables

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:50 am
    Wearable devices are adopting flexible and transparent OLEDs. OLED panels allow for new possibilities for this growing market: light weight, power efficiency, thin form factor and new design options. Don't miss our new article covering the OLED wearable market!Read more about New article: introduction to OLED wearables
  • Sony shows a new OLED-based light weight attachable display module for eyewear applications

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Sony announced a new single-lens attachable OLED-based display module for eyewear applications - which can turn any glasses into Google-Glass like smart devices. Sony aims to mass produce this display module in 2015, and will offer it to a wide variety of customers - eyewear makers, electronics makers and enterprise device developers.In this concept device, Sony adopted their new 0.23" 640x400 (nHD+) OLED microdisplay unveiled in June 2014. Sony says that the OLED display enabled the module to be compact and light. The OLED is coupled with a micro-optical unit optimized for the OLED display.
  • New OLED gadget: Fujitsu Arrows Tab F-03G

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:02 am
    Fujitsu's Tab F-03G is a large tablet that uses a 10.5" WQXGA (2560x1600) Super AMOLED display (made by SDC, the same one used in Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 10.5. Other features include a quad-core 2.3Ghz CPU and a quad-core GPU, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 7840 mAh battery and Android 4.4.2. The tablet is waterproof and dustproof.The Tab F-03G is available in Japan, we do not have any information about availability in other countries.
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  • Non-volatile Memories

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:12 am
    Written for scientists, researchers, and engineers, This book describes the recent research and implementations in relation to the design of a new generation of non-volatile electronic memories.The objective is to replace existing memories (DRAM, SRAM, EEPROM, Flash, etc.) with a universal memory model likely to reach better performances than the current types of memory: extremely high commutation speeds, high implantation densities and retention time of information of about ten years.ASIN:  Non-volatile Memories (Iste)
  • Crocus developed MRAM-based magnetic sensors for flexible displays

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    Crocus Technology announced a new magnetic sensor that can be used to detect the shape and bendability of flexible displays. The company discovered a technique to turn their MRAM memory cell arrays into very sensitive magnetic sensors that have a much larger range than any commercial sensor.The production process is very similar to the MRAM process the company uses, but with a different cell design. Basically it is a very simple sensor that detects changes in a magnetic field from a perpendicular magnet.Crocus thinks that this sensor can be used as a mechanical sensor for flexible displays.
  • Everspin signs production agreement with GlobalFoundries, sold over 40 million MRAM chips

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    Everspin Technologies entered into a partnership with GlobalFoundries to build fully processed 300mm wafers with Everspin's ST-MRAM technology, starting with GF's 28-nm and 40-nm low-power CMOS platforms. As part of the agreement, GlobalFoundries invested an undisclosed amount in Everspin, and they already acquired ST-MRAM processing equipment (40-nm).Everspin hopes that the new agreement will help drive ST-MRAM adoption and will offer higher volume production at lower cost. The company reports that they shipped over 40 million MRAM chips - which represents very fast growth as in August 2013…
  • Crocus to develop multibit architecture for its MLU technology

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Crocus Technology launched a new project (called Miultismart) to develop secure multibit architecture for its Magnetic Logic Unit (MLU) technology. Crocus will collaborate with Gemalto and the French research laboratories at LIRMM and IM2NP.A multibit architecture will enable Crocus to increase the memory density without changing the die size. As part of this project, Gemalto will develop a new operating system suitable for this MCU and LIRMM and IM2NP will test, qualify and characterize the end product - a secure microcontroller with a secure element.Crocus is targeting several applications…
  • More details on TDK's new 8Mb STT-MRAM prototype

    10 Oct 2014 | 11:10 pm
    A few days ago I reported that TDK will show a new STT-MRAM prototype, and now we have some more information and a couple of photos of the new test chip. TDK is showing their first STT-MRAM chip, a 8Mb device, produced on a 8" silicon substrate.  This is the first time TDK exposed their STT-MRAM technology. Those MRAM chips were produced by TDK's Headway Technologies. TDK will not mass poroduce MRAM chips themselves but rather seek a chip-making partner to produce them. But this may take a while: TDK says it could be up to 10 years before the technology matures (earlier reports said TDK…
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

    30 Oct 2016 | 10:00 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,…
  • How to Promote Your Webinar (part 2)

    18 Jun 2013 | 11:33 am
    This is part 2 of the How to Promote Your Webinar post I wrote a few weeks ago.  In the first part, I discussed using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and industry publications.  Here are some more ideas: Video or audio introduction – Create a video or audio introduction about your webinar to embed in your website and event invitations.  Hearing or seeing an introduction to your webinar will help convert potential registrants.  Post it on YouTube, Viddler,Vimeo and other video sites to get more visibility. Email signature – Add your webinar to your email signature.  You’d be…
  • How to Best Leverage Your Webinar

    18 Feb 2013 | 5:06 pm
    You’ve drawn up and refined your message, crafted your slides, rehearsed, posted it on, and you’re a week out from presenting on your favorite webinar platform.    But how do you make sure your audience shows up? And once it’s over, what are you going to do with that time investment? First, your audience, like your teenage son, needs to be reminded of their commitment. Make sure that you select a webinar platform with an automated reminder system. Ideally, it would have the ability to send an email upon registration, a day before the event, an hour before the…
  • Steps to Host a Webinar for Generating Business Leads and Enhancing Sales

    14 Jan 2013 | 7:24 pm
    Conducting your first webinar is a daunting task but everyone has to start somewhere. It takes a lot of hard work to host a successful webinars that will effectively create an overwhelming number of sales.  You should remember that conducting successful webinar is advantageous for your business.  Thus, while communicating your message, you should be strategic as well as tactical. Being strategic indicates that everything you do should be relevant to the business goals of your organization.  You should also be tactical so that you always put the correct message in the correct channel and…
  • When Should You Host a Paid Webinar?

    18 Oct 2012 | 9:45 am
    The decision of conducting a paid webinar and how much you should charge for your webinar depends on your business goals.  If you are planning to promote a product or service or to develop your business leads, a free webinar would be the right choice for you as it helps in maximizing the number of audience who participate in the webinar.  Thus, many start-up companies prefer offering their expertise free of cost to obtain more registrations to increase the number of participants. Moreover, a free webinar is much easier to implement as the host doesn’t have to take the pain of processing…
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  • 18 Best Winter Weather Survival Apps

    Ronald Barba
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Do we really need winter weather survival apps? I mean, if winter continues to go on the way it’s been going (e.g. temperatures in the mid-40s in New York City), is there really a demand? Well, depending on where you are in the U.S., your experience with winter thus far may vary. In some parts of the country, people have already experienced several feet of snow, while many others have been looking forward to some much-needed precipitation. As we creep closer to Christmas, though, I gather that many of us (especially those of us on the East Coast) are impatiently awaiting when those…
  • Social Media Use by Marketers Crucial, but UK Firms can Face Fines without Management Software

    Drew Hendricks
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:22 am
    As the world of marketing centers around customers, it is primarily dictated by their preferences and trends. Although the use of social media is now a popular tool in any marketer’s arsenal, there is still a certain amount of ambiguity over how to use it most effectively. The answers to these questions have been, more or less, answered by science with a recent, brief video report on CNET providing insight to just what social media does to our brains. This information can provide marketers with the secrets they need to tap into the social media market, and it highlights that management…
  • 2015 for the Mobile Developer – Things to know

    Mehul Rajput
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    The explosion of the mobile device market sees an urgent need to support both mobile applications and social applications together. The growth in the volume of the data and the speed of data has made it necessary for organizations to develop internal mobile applications. As per the predictions made in the Gartner report, the mobile AD (Application Development) projects on smartphones and tablets will surpass native PC projects by a ratio of 4:1. Adapting to the change The current market scenario clearly indicates that the number of smartphone users has skyrocketed and has crossed the one…
  • Business Strategy and Trends for 2015

    Nishant Prajapati
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    The basics of business development will always remain the same. However, with the corporate landscape changing faster than ever before, it is important for today’s entrepreneurs to revise their business strategy frequently. As a smart marketer, you should be able to predict the upcoming changes and revamp your business accordingly.   How to Determine Your Business Strategy for 2015 At present, companies rarely look beyond the executive team for making important decisions. However, 2015 could pioneer a new trend of engaging even entry-level employees in decision making. Here are some…
  • Developing a Startup with a Limited Budget

    Diogo Costa
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Launching a startup is a dream for many entrepreneurs, but it is a bit of a lofty dream at that. Great businesses have a clearer path to investors and other resources, but others, despite great potential, will go through harder times to get that financing. Entrepreneurs falling in the second category must learn and adapt, so that they can get their business to thrive on a limited budget. It can look hard at first, but it is surely not impossible. Let’s take a look at some tips that will definitely help to achieve success while not spending that much money. Sites and blogs are vital…
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    Softpedia News > Technology & Gadgets

  • MSI Releases Z97I Gaming ACK Mini-ITX Motherboard

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:26 am
    Mini PCs with gaming capabilities have been growing in popularity now that technology is being well and truly miniaturized. Micro-Star International is, naturally, completely in on this phenomenon. You can't have a strong mini PC without a motherboard capable of supporting all the hardware without taking up more space than a small plate. The new platform from MSI can definitely handle strong hardware. In fact, it has some high-grade hardware of its own. And no, we aren't talking about just ... (read more)
  • Curved Monitor with 3440 x 1440 Resolution Launched by Samsung

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:38 am
    Curved displays still aren't very widespread, especially in “small” sizes. The new model that Samsung put together doesn't qualify as small, exactly, but it's not one of those huge, 100-inch beasts either. For the most part, curved displays, whether they are LCDs or OLEDs, don't often come in sizes smaller than 50 inches, or even 55 inches. However, as is always the case with new display technologies, the principles are invariably applied to smaller screens eventually. We've seen it in 3D a... (read more)
  • EVGA Supernova 1600 T2 Is One of the Few 80 Plus Titanium PSUs in the World

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:46 am
    Once upon a time, it was enough for a power supply to have at least 700W of power output, or 800-1000W, in order to qualify as high-end. EVGA’s new Supernova 1600 T2 definitely fits the mold, and then some, but it's the efficiency that seals the deal. In a way, efficiency is more important than wattage and anything else when establishing the quality level of a power supply. Mostly because higher levels are too expensive to bother applying to mid-range and low-end PSUs, so hardware makers tos... (read more)
  • AMD to Power Nintendo's Next Game Console

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Nintendo may have just been given enough of a reason to perform a radical course change in the not too distant future, due to the rather blatant success of high-quality video and computer games. Unlike Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox and PC games, the ones played on the Wii are intended to be more “fun” and family-friendly, as well as worth playing in multiplayer. They also put emphasis on a different type of control than the joysticks or mouse + keyboard. However, the lack of advanced visu... (read more)
  • ASUS’ Routers Receive New Custom Firmware – Download Merlin’s 376.49.0 Build

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:54 pm
    For those of you owning an ASUS RT-AC56, AC66, AC68, AC87, N16, or N66 router model, and wanting something different for it, AsusWrt-Merlin has just rolled its 376.49.0 firmware build that includes several changes and fixes for these devices. Specifically speaking, Merlin’s release merges with ASUS’ 376_3677 GPL code that improves USB modem support, updates OpenVPN to version 2.3.6, and resolves MAC filtering issues on Guest networks (thanks to John9527).  In addition to that, build 376.49.0... (read more)
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  • UberX Rolls into Edmonton

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    Uber Canada introduced its highly popular ridesharing product, uberX, to the City of Edmonton, Alberta today by offering free rides and Goodwill donation pick-ups. The launch was made official with former Edmonton Mayor Bill Smith taking the first ride. "It's great to see innovative and new business models like Uber come to Edmonton," stated former Mayor Bill Smith. "I've always believed that embracing change is the best path to success. Uber's technology will create opportunity and more transportation options for our citizens, helping this city continue to grow." Edmonton joins the…
  • Nope, No Bubble: People Seem to be Forgetting One Important Difference Between 1999 and Today

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    There’s no doubt that tech is booming right now. But with the industry’s growing success there are also growing fears that we’re in the midst of a new bubble. Venture capital activity in the United States is at the highest level in nearly 15 years. And there’s been an uptick in tech IPOs. And there have been a few high-profile investments in pre-revenue startups with shaky business plans. But that’s only half of the picture. It seems that everyone claiming we’re in the midst of a bubble seems to have forgotten how much has changed since 1999 and how much…
  • Upcoming Canadian Tech Events You Should Check Out

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:37 pm
        Looking for something tech-related to do in the next few weeks? We’ve chosen a few of our favourite upcoming tech events happening across Canada.   CSS Fundamentals (Two-Part Weeknight) in Toronto Popular non-profit Ladies Learning Code is offering another class for people who have taken its HTML and CSS workshop and want to expand their web development skills. This one is focused on CSS and will get participants up to speed on CSS3 and making their websites look better. It’s at The Lab Toronto on Jan. 13 and 20. Desktop Publishing With InDesign InDesign is a…
  • YYC Tech Gives Sees Calgary Companies Come Together for Community

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Calgary’s companies are showing gratitude for the community that has allowed them to thrive by giving back. YYC Tech Gives is the collective effort of Calgary tech companies ranging from small startups to big multinational corporations. This year, 24 organizations came together to donate $184,310 to the Calgary Food Bank via CBC Calgary’s annual million-dollar fundraiser for the charity on Thursday, December 18. It started in 2010 when Arcurve, a software development company, identified the Calgary Food Bank as their charity of choice to make a corporate donation when they heard…
  • Inspired by 'Serial,' Toronto Police Turn to Twitter to Solve Cold Case

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Inspired by the hit podcast Serial, a Toronto police detective is turning to Twitter in an effort to close a cold case. Homicide detective Tam Bui started posting clues in early December, starting with a still from a surveillance video. Since then, he’s been posting more clues, mostly pictures of evidence gathered at the scene of the crime, every Saturday.   Do you know this woman? She might hold the key to Mike Pimentel's murder newyear 2012 @ilibertyvillage #moretofollow — Detective Tam Bui (@DetBuiHomicide) December 6, 2014 While it seems a bit…
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  • Increase awareness, increase interest, increase attendance...
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:29 am
    2014 Coming EVENTS w3w3® Media Network - Schedule & Plan All New Photos - Check Them Out View 2015 Biz/Tech Scheduled Events SUBMIT Your Event Dates – 2015 Thank You! 2014 DECEMBER 12/17 W Day Hanukkah Begins 12/21 Su First Day of Winter 12/24 W Christmas Eve!!! 12/25 Th MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!! 12/26 F Kwanza Begins 12/31 W New Year's Eve: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 !!! Associations: Use this Business Community Calendar ... List your special events and monthly meetings…it's FREE! *** Does your organization have a Special Event that should be listed on the w3w3®…
  • 8th Annual Business Social Enterprise Event
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Entrepreneurship from Belfast to Belize 1644_ 12/8/14 - The country and company Susan Morrice is most well known in is Belize. She is the founder and chair of Belize Natural Energy. But also, here in Denver, as the original investor with founder Josh Stewart of XJet, the private jet company. Larry Nelson,, asked Susan what was next for her, she replied, "What I really want to do is to teach people the key educational steps, it's not a secret, behind everyone being as successful as they want to be. To follow their own dreams. The first key is to know yourself! Really get to…
  • Entrepreneurship - Belfast to Belize - Susan Morrice
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:25 am
    ACG & CIMCO Cares - 8th Business Social Enterprise Event
  • CS Ed Week 12/8-14, 2014
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:03 am
    Did You Know CSEdWeek Is Coming? 1643_ 12/1/14 - CSEdWeek takes place December 8-14, 2014 to coincide with the birthday of Admiral Grace Hopper, a pioneer in the field of computer science who was born on December 9, 1906. CSEdWeek was first recognized in 2010 when the 111th Congress passed House Resolution 1560. The goal of CSEdWeek is to introduce students to computing and show them that the world of technology is for everyone. Why We Need CSEdWeek Computer science is often present in informal curricula but is absent from mainstream education. Additionally, according to, "25…
  • Works and it's inexpensive...
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:52 am
    Finance, advertising and internet companies are blurring together 1641_ 11/24/14 - Founded in early 2011 MemSQL sounds like a great deal. We're talking with Carlos Bueno, product manager, and he's explained that mem sql is extremely flexible - you don't have to have specially equipped machines from Oracle, it works everywhere and it's very inexpensive! They've just shipped version 3.2 of their software. They have a six month cycle where they do the next year version and then the .5 version. So they're on the third major cycle. MemSQL is not geographically limited…
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  • Indie Spotlight: ‘The Invisible Man’ Provides Dark Adaptation Of H.G. Wells

    Sam Gutelle
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:03 pm
    We receive a ton of tips every day from independent creators, unaffiliated with any major motion picture studios, television networks, new media studios, or other well-funded online video entities. The Indie Spotlight is where we’ll write about and shout out to a select few of them and bring you up to speed on the great (and sometimes not-so-great) attention-grabbing series you probably haven’t heard about until now.  Read previous installments here.  The popularity of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries has spawned a number of imitative series that adapt classic literature in a vlog…
  • Adult Swim Looks To Cash In On “Too Many Cooks” Success

    Sam Gutelle
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:42 pm
    It’s been six weeks since Adult Swim first released “Too Many Cooks.” The 11-minute satire of 80s television openings has since drawn more than five million views and earned itself a gold title of its own on YouTube. With the holiday season in full swing, Adult Swim is looking to make a quick buck off its popular YouTube video with a line of t-shirts inspired by it. There are three official “Too Many Cooks” shirts available through 80sTees: One features the show’s logo, a second shows puppet/robot/last victim standing Smarf, and a third portrays the…
  • Indiegogo Unveils ‘Life’ Fundraising Site For Personal Causes

    Bree Brouwer
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Indiegogo is one of the top fundraising platforms for independent creators’ projects. However, the site’s users weren’t allowed to post campaigns related to personal initiatives, until now. Indiegogo just launched a site called Life to cater to users’ personal causes and goals. Users can sign up to create a fundraising campaign in one of several new categories, including “Celebrations,” “Emergencies,” “Sports,” “Medical,” “Community,” and “Education.” This means someone like a college student who can’t afford tuition can get financial help from the online…
  • iTunes Has A Special Page For Podcasts Hosted By YouTubers

    Sam Gutelle
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The online video community is making big moves on iTunes, and Apple’s retail service has provided those creators with a little support of its own. iTunes users can now navigate to a landing page that offers more than a dozen podcasts hosted by YouTubers and other web video personalities. The landing page supports an increasing trend of YouTubers with their own podcasts. Perhaps the best example of this trend is Shane and Friends, the audio series hosted by Shane Dawson that features weekly interviews with other members of the YouTube community. More recently, Tyler Oakley, Grace Helbig,…
  • J.J. Abrams, ‘Star Wars Ep. VII’ Crew Say Thanks In New Video

    Bree Brouwer
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    J.J. Abrams and the crew from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens are grateful for the support of the franchise’s fans. The team behind the upcoming Star Wars film posted a new YouTube video to thank the supporters of the Star Wars: Force for Change charity campaign, which was run by crowdfunding site Omaze. The one-minute clip shows various crew members, including sound editors, cinematographers, and designers, saying “thank you” from the set of the upcoming film. Chewbacca and R2-D2 even show up to roar and warble their appreciation for the fans (though their sounds had to be…
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  • How To Raise Funds For Startups In India

    Kirti Sharma<br><img src="" alt="Kirti Sharma" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:46 am
    Money is very important and it becomes even more important when it comes to a startup. You have an idea and a
  • News Corp Acquires Indian startup ‘’

    Kirti Sharma<br><img src="" alt="Kirti Sharma" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am, which is a financial advisory startup firm based in Mumbai, India, has been acquired by News Corp led by Rupert Murdoch
  • Google Plans To Open Its Own Campus In Hyderabad

    Kirti Sharma<br><img src="" alt="Kirti Sharma" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Google, the search giant, is all set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Telangana government regarding setting up its own
  • After Delhi, Uber Boston Driver Accused Of Passenger Kidnap And Rape

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    20 Dec 2014 | 1:18 am
    Just after hardly two weeks when Uber driver was found guilty of rape of a female passenger in New Delhi another similar
  • Flipkart Among World’s 5 Biggest Tech-Startups

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    19 Dec 2014 | 2:49 am
    With the latest round of funding of Flipkart this week, the startups has valued at $11 billion and the latest valuation made
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  • The Avengers Sing Christmas Songs! [Video]

    James Cooper
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    This December, here at ChurchMag we’ve already brought you the wonders of Captain Picard and the Enterprise crew singing ‘Let it Snow’. And now, to make your Christmas even more ‘super’, it’s our pleasure to bring you The Avengers singing a selection of Christmas songs! Enjoy Do you know any other epic versions of Christmas songs we should know about?   The Avengers Sing Christmas Songs! [Video] first appeared on ChurchMag and is sponsored by ChurchMag Press.
  • Why “Mele Kalikimaka” Means “Merry Christmas” in Hawaiian [Video]

    Eric Dye
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Everyone knows the famous song with Bing Crosby singing “Mele Kalikimaka” as the Hawaiian way to say, ‘Christmas.’ But do you know why they say it this way? Here’s why: Who knew!?! Now you can interject this at the next Christmas party you attend, thus furthering the general stereotype that because you use computers, you must be a genius. Why “Mele Kalikimaka” Means “Merry Christmas” in Hawaiian [Video] first appeared on ChurchMag and is sponsored by ChurchMag Press.
  • 12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas: Favorite Mobile App

    Jeremy Smith
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    This is the ninth day of the 12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas series. To catch the rest of the articles, check out the landing page here. Whether you are Android or Apple, a device without apps really is not worth much. And if you are like me, you are always looking for that latest and greatest application to make you more effective with time and tech. Below is a list of our favorites, though we do not guarantee availability on all platforms. On my iPad, my favorite app is definitely the Kindle app, which allows me to read my Kindle books on my iPad as well. On my phone, it’s the very, very…
  • ‘An Advent Journey Of Hope’ by Louie Giglio [Saturday Morning Review]

    Michael Ernest
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    My admiration for Pastor Louie Giglio is deeply rooted in his involvement with the musical arm of his ministry, and of course the Word, which he proclaims to the world. Every year thousands of young people gather to celebrate Jesus at the Passion Conference, which I talked about HERE. Besides being the visionary architect and director of the Passion Movement, Louie Giglio is also the author of “The Air I Breathe” and “I Am Not But I Know I AM.” Louie is widely known for the Passion Talk Series DVD messages “Indescribable” and “How Great Is Our God.” As a…
  • 12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas: Favorite Online Storage

    Jeremy Smith
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is the eighth day of the 12 Days of ChurchMag Christmas series. To catch the rest of the articles, check out the landing page here. With technology moving away from desktop computing that I remember it to be over ten years ago when I was in college to what it has become today and mobile devices, online storage is constantly being put into the middle of the scene. It is not necessary to have a terabyte of data for your phone or tablet because you can download it from the cloud somewhere. In this article, we show off some of our favorite online storage platforms. Enjoy! Dropbox.
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • Quantum physics just got less complicated

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore) Researchers show that wave-particle duality and quantum uncertainty are the same thing, reducing two mysteries to one
  • Scientists reveal breakthrough in optical fiber communications

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Southampton) Researchers from the University of Southampton have revealed a breakthrough in optical fiber communications.
  • Atom-thick CCD could capture images

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Rice University) A synthetic two-dimensional material known as CIS could be the basis for ultimately thin imaging devices and optical sensors.
  • Funding ended for University of California High-Performance AstroComputing Center

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of California High-Performance AstroComputing Center) Funding has not been renewed for the five-year-old University of California High-Performance AstroComputing Center (UC-HiPACC). UC-HiPACC fostered collaborations of astrophysicists across the UC system and three DOE labs, including attracting students and funding. 'Its loss is devastating,' says director Joel Primack. Alternative funding is now being sought. A No-Cost Extension to the grant through March 31, 2015, will support limited operations: the pioneering AGORA research effort, preparation of a five-year report, and…
  • UT Dallas professor elected to National Academy

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Texas at Dallas) Dr. James Coleman, a leader in the development and application of semiconductor lasers and photonic devices and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering at UT Dallas, has been elected a 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
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  • Why yes I’ll be a Delegate at Virtualization Field Day 4! #VFD4

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:35 am
    Well, we knew this day would come and lo and behold it is finally here.  For those who don’t know Tech Field Day is an event which brings together Independent Industry Thought Leaders with IT Vendors with interesting, innovative or otherwise compelling products to discuss.   The Delegates are bloggers, speakers, writers, podcasters and otherwise those who have a social presence with great influence on the products and companies as perceived by IT Practitioners. We never knew if I’d ever make it as a Delegate because one of the ‘rules’ since its inception is simply……
  • OMG! EMC World Early Bird Discount with Gift (Until 2MAR2015)

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Wow, wait a minute, whoa, wait, what? It’s not even December yet, heck it’s not even 2015 yet! Yep. You’re quite correct. But between you and I… It’s good to know that EMC World Early Bird discount is available not only now, but until March 2nd, which means you can sit on this awhile without any major rush. :) EMC World will (of course) be in Las Vegas again this year, May 4th through May 7th.  There’ll be other benefits we’ll announce as we get closer, like free certification, what kind of magical announcements we can ‘expect’, and who knows what else. But for now……
  • Are you attending Interface Seattle next week? (4DEC2014)

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:44 pm
    So, I ask the question… Are you going to be attending the Interface Tour in Seattle? I ask selfishly because I will be there, and you know how much I love you all and I’d love to meet up with you! :) One cool element of this particular conference is that me and my new rockstar home Xiologix are a Gold Sponsor of the event! So that itself is awesome enough reason to check it out, right?! There are various sessions at the show, and interestingly an accredited model for earning CPEs which is really useful for you CISSP, CASP, or other kinds of folks needing to maintain some sense of…
  • One week left to nominate a Non-Profit in the Nutanix DataCenter Makeover! (Closes 21NOV2014)

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:37 am
    You ever been like, “Man, I wish more organizations would help out non-profits” Well, guess what. Nutanix is. :) So let’s break it down a bit! in the event that you find yourself too busy to actually click on their site and want the details! Submission Period (October 15 – November 21, 2014) Anyone can nominate a non-profit to participate! To qualify, the organization must: Be a non-profit, non-partisan organization located in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom Have a currently working datacenter that could benefit from web-scale converged…
  • The VCP-NV is your ticket to escaping the VCP “Class requirement” for VCP-DCV!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:09 am
    So you’re a long time virtualization user. You’ve worked with the systems, you love VMware! (You might even have a bumper sticker on your laptop stating as such) Yet… You never got your VCP. What?! Why aren’t you a VCP? This is a problem which plagues many an Admin who will often be multi-skilled and can justify the $225 price-tag to take the exam but whose employer will NOT pay for you to be away from the office, nor the hefty price tag often associated with the VCP course itself.  Yea, we get that, so what?! The VCP-NV will be your savior! (Until 28FEB2015) So for those of you…
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  • Testing Duet — an OS X display extender app for iPad

    Brad Grier
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:48 am
    You’ve probably seen the online hype around Duet — an OS X display extender app for iPad. Basically it’s supposed to allow you to extend your current desktop screen to an iPad — just as if you had an extra monitor. Other apps already do this, but Duet’s claim to fame is it will extend your desktop in a way that’s lag free. So if you’re watching movies or animation and moving elements between monitors, you’ll not notice lag. Duet’s unique feature that allows this is that Duet connects to your Mac using the USB port and either 30 pin connector or Lightning connector. I’ve…
  • From the It Must Be Christmas Holiday App Deals dept.

    Brad Grier
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:24 am
    It seems like a few of the good strategy and board games are going on sale now on the Apple App Store as quality publishers have started cutting prices  revealing their holiday app deals. I’ve played these games and do recommend them as valuable additions to your iOS gaming collection. Prices are discounted at the time of this post, but they may change at the whim of the publisher. And on with the deals: Talisman - A great conversion from the well-known adventure board game. Reduced to @2.99 from $6.99. Small World 2 — Huge discount (9.99 -> 2.99) for this sequel to strategy board…
  • Currently Free: iOS Skullduggery! (was $4.99)

    Brad Grier
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    Currently Free: iOS Skullduggery! (was $4.99) — — Brad Grier (@bgrier) December 17, 2014 Currently Free: iOS Skullduggery! (was $4.99) originally appeared on on December 17, 2014. The post Currently Free: iOS Skullduggery! (was $4.99) appeared first on
  • My iOS App Picks for 2014 — iOS Photo Apps

    Brad Grier
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    I tend to keep my photography over on iPadDarkroom, but since I’m writing about iOS photo apps that I’ve discovered or have dominated my work this year, it seemed fitting to look at apps that have influenced my photo work. You’ve likely seen some work created with these apps before, but they’re worth profiling again as my picks because they’ve stood head-and-shoulders above the other apps in the photo editor / filter space. So, on to the apps… Photo Editing and Filter Pixelmator A late entry into the iOS photo editing category, Pixelmator captured my heart first on the Mac with…
  • My iOS App Picks for 2014 — Role Playing Games

    Brad Grier
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:09 am
    Over the year I’ve had a little bit of time to play the occasional iOS Role Playing Game (RPG). What I like in an RPG is good solid story and character development. And it’s through that lens that I’ve selected my picks for Role Playing Games of 2014. Role Playing Games Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! No, not That Steve Jackson, this Steve Jackson. An interesting visual style and robust story-telling really engaged me with this one. As part one of a four-part series, it captures the traditional RPG elements, (movement, storytelling, levelling, encounters, etc) in a way that seems intuitive…
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  • Holiday Desktop Wallpaper You'll Never Want to Take Down

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:41 am
    A fabulous wallpaper design can put you in a great mood - but you know that already after seeing these mobile picks. This holiday season, spread the "ho, ho, ho!" love by downloading one of these rad desktop illustrations and then sharing them with all your friends and fam.
  • Secret Santa Bill Gates Surprises a Random Person With an Awesome Gift

    21 Dec 2014 | 7:12 pm
    It's the most wonderful time of the year, especially for Reddit user calid7. The 25-year-old participated in Reddit's sixth annual secret santa, which brings together thousands of people from over 100 countries for the world's biggest gift exchange. And lucky for her, her Kris Kringle was none other than Bill Gates. She wrote: "I can not believe it. I am literally shaking right now I AM IN SHOCK (someone get me a blanket!). The amazing human being Bill Gates sent me a Loki Helmet which i have been dying to own ever since the first Thor movie came out!! He read my "pie in the sky wish" that i…
  • Tech Tips That Simplify Holiday Party Hosting

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:21 pm
    In between all the mingling and prep, hosts and hostesses don't have time to tend to all of those holiday party details! In this episode of The Sync Up, we're showing you the app you'll need to survive the holiday party season. 'Tis the season for making your life so, so much easier. Featured in this episode: Lil Bub's Magical Yule Log video Elfster (More Secret Santa organizers this way!) Rdio USB Holiday Plug Huggers ($8)
  • You Need to See This Interview With Smaug

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:41 pm
    The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive The Last Great Fire Drake of the Third Age stopped by The Colbert Report and, incredibly, didn't eat the host. Before his series finale, Colbert put the star of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in the hot seat and did not back down. Smaug the Impenetrable discussed the liberal Hollywood bias with his fellow fiscal conservative. This hilarious interview keeps it real and you absolutely can not miss it. And let's hear it for those late-night special effects, right?
  • The House With the Geekiest Christmas Light Display Ever

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Not so long ago, in a galaxy not so far away, there was a Christmas light display so cool that it could bring balance to the Force. California music teacher Tom BetGeorge created a Star Wars-themed light display at his Newark home, and it might be awe-inspiring enough to get C-3PO to actually shut up for a minute. Set to a mashup of the most iconic songs from the movie's score, the light show incorporates a 17-foot-long guitar, a 19-foot-wide piano, and even a drum set. You might think that the massive instruments are incredible, but just wait until you see the lightsaber duel! The other…
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  • Eco-friendly initiatives for your business

    27 Nov 2014 | 1:47 am
    Being eco-friendly in business is more than just wanting to be environmentally friendly. There are financial benefits as well. As utility bills go on rising, going green makes business sense. Every organisation can blend sustainability with commercial development. Here are some top tips on how companies can reduce costs and cut carbon. Look at your lighting Top of the list for eco initiatives should be taking a look at your lighting as part of a full energy audit. LED panels, tubes and lamps can together deliver energy savings of up to 85 per cent and cut carbon emissions at the same time.
  • T-Band Smart Strap: Concept in the making makes any watch smarter

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:26 am
    Whilst the T-Band Smart Strap is currently still a gadget concept in the making, it sure is a fantastic one, the latest idea is that it lets you transform your favourite watch into a smartwatch with the simple addition of a new strap which is equipped with a hidden display and is available as either T-BAND OD with PMOLED display or T-Band HD (Hidden Display).   The T-Band Smart Strap project is currently up for funding on Indiegogo looking to raise $50,000, with pledges starting from $129. As of today, it has reached 25% of its target with 36 days remaining. The design itself is…
  • The app that can help you beat the betting exchange

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:24 am
    The world of exchange betting is one of the most frantic environments in the gambling world and to stay on top of the action you either need a computer processor in your brain or some software to help you. Fortunately, Betfair has a range of products to help its punters, including an exchange betting app called BetTrader. Designed to find, collate and display the latest odds in a fraction of a second, this app has been described as a “must-have” tool for traders of all persuasions.   Before we take a look at some of BetTrader’s finer features, let’s quickly…
  • Which platform makes the best choice for mobile gaming?

    16 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Apparently the number of people who see their phone as a gaming device first and foremost and device for communication with the rest of society second, is growing. According to a survey on online and gaming habits in the UK carried out by the Internet Advertising Bureau in 2014, 54% of respondents said that their number one place to game was on their phone. And of that 54%, a quarter of them used their phone for gaming every day. This doesn’t come as that surprising news when you look around you, almost anywhere that you might be. Everyone seems to be on their phones and they’re not just…
  • Gadgets to cheat at the casino

    16 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    If you want to see the ideal way to cheat at casino, then watch Ocean’s 13, where Danny Ocean and Rusty Ryan (George Clooney and Brad Pitt) are playing craps and jam the three servers at the casino using magnetron devices disguised as lighters. Jamming the servers for three minutes allowing them to have full control of the movement of the dice and they steal a fortune from the casino. Of course, this is fiction, but there have been plenty of devices used over the years to cheat at casinos. Not all of them were successful and many cheaters have been caught in the act and ejected from the…
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  • Windows Phone apps to fit your holiday personality!

    MS Europe
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:20 am
    The holiday season is upon us! We all put our own personal touches into our shopping, gifting, planning and celebrating. Find out what type of Holiday personality you relate with most, and which Windows Phone apps can help you be the most efficient and have the most fun with your loved ones this season. Amazon Mobile Amazon Mobile makes it easy to search, compare prices, read reviews, share gift ideas with friends, access Gold Box Deals, and buy stuff from Amazon stores. >> Download now Discount Calculator Store racks are a sea of yellow discount tags this time of year, making a…
  • 2015 – Technology’s Copernican Shift – A world of Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence

    Dave Coplin
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:20 am
    Although this is a much longer term trend, in 2015 we will take significant steps closer to a world of “the internet of things” where billions of connected devices surround us, tracking things like our location, well-being, as well as the state of the built environment of the world around us (from light bulbs and elevators through to trains, planes and automobiles), and those devices (or more specifically, the data they generate) are connected and brought to life by a new generation of “intelligent services”. As we do this, something curious will start to happen – we as humans,…
  • Privacy and law enforcement – a matter of principle

    Mark Lange
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:16 am
    Microsoft is currently fighting a court case in the United States, challenging a federal law enforcement warrant issued for customer emails stored in Microsoft’s Dublin data center. The warrant was first served on Microsoft just over a year ago, and since then we’ve been resisting what we see as an attempt to stretch the bounds of law enforcement authority. Emails are the personal property of our customers and as caretakers we must be extremely respectful of their rights. Of course, law enforcement must be able to do its job, but when the seizure of personal correspondence is necessary,…
  • Hour of Code: Wrapping a great week across Europe

    Sylvie Laffarge
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:14 am
    As I mentioned in my previous blog post, last week was fully dedicated to coding and computer science education through a series of activities organized globally around the Hour of Code 2014. Run in partnership with, the Hour of Code involved events designed to motivate kids to take up coding. Microsoft was proud to be a platinum supporter of the global initiative and has been busy bringing this movement to life, having organised initiatives across 21 countries in Central and Eastern Europe and 12 countries in Western Europe. Here’s a bit of a taste of what happened last…
  • Code – A New Language for Europe

    Sylvie Laffarge
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    With 23 official languages, the European Union is a melting-pot of diverse and rich voices. And while it may be hard for all of them to be heard among the chorus, the call for one universal language that can drive Europe forward is becoming louder. That language is code. Coding is the key to unlocking Europe’s potential, across every industry, sector and profession. In an increasingly digital world, computer science skills have become the basis for driving Europe’s economies – and not just in the ICT sector. An estimated 90% of all jobs already require some computer skills, while…
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    The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia

  • Syma X5C Quadcopter Camera – at last, a budget flyer which is easy to fly [Review]

    22 Dec 2014 | 3:49 am
    Quadcopter cameras, which let you fly around and take cool video from strange new exotic angles, are now becoming very popular. This is mostly because the range of prices and features to choose from is growing hugely, which means you can now find something for everyone. The products at the budget end are really the most exciting though, because, like smartphones, they’re getting cheaper and cooler every day, which is good news for wannabe pilots [...] 816 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Remote Controlled Titanic Boat – rewrite history by bringing the Titanic back home

    Dil Soomro
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:38 am
    After watching the movie Titanic it’s probably hard to summon up the enthusiasm for ocean cruising,  but you cannot neglect the fact that the Titanic was one of the coolest ships ever introduced at that time. You may not be able to enjoy the gorgeous views on top of this majestic sea-rider any more but you can definitely become a captain of this beauty. Sort of. The new Remote Controlled Titanic Boat is [...] 196 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Converge – the USB charger station to rule them all

    Donyae Coles
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Trying to find places to charge all my devices is a hassle. I need surfaces to set them on and I have to figure out how to tuck the cord so I don’t trip over it. This is a real problem. I cannot be the only person with this problem. The Converge is a 4 port USB charging station designed to give you a place to rest your tech. The lovely thing about [...] 180 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Socialmatic – the totally social camera for the total social butterfly

    Donyae Coles
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    What is the point of taking a picture if you can’t share it? Preferably, right away, as soon as you take it. That would be the best option. These days, the only way to instantly share a photo is through online means. Instant physical photos have fallen out of fashion but the Socialmatic is bringing them back. This camera prints photos and posts them instantly to social media. The best of both [...] 185 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Cryptex USB Flash Drive – when encrypting your data just isn’t enough

    Donyae Coles
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Your information is private. It’s yours. Whether it’s your bank accounts or grandma’s perfect pumpkin pie recipe, you don’t want it fall into the wrong hands. As we become more mobile with our data though, the chances of something getting lost just increases. With the Cryptex USB Flash Drive, you don’t have to every worry about anyone getting your files ever again. The Cryptex is a cool steampunk flash drive but its [...] 184 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
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  • Samsung Gear VR – Virtual Reality Headset

    Jacqueline Lopez
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung) announced today that the Samsung Gear™ VR Innovator Edition powered by Oculus is now available in the U.S. Using the Galaxy Note® 4, Gear VR Innovator Edition gives content creators and VR enthusiasts a chance to get their hands on the first low persistence virtual reality experience powered by a smartphone, enabling developers and early adopters to see and experience content as it is created. Samsung Gear VR   “With Gear VR Innovator Edition, Samsung is putting the device in the hands of creators to craft amazing experiences, as we…
  • Smart Wallet – The World’s Smartest Wallet.

    David Martin
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:20 am
      Losing track of your wallet is now a problem of the past. The SmartWallet by StreetSmart Brand turns your wallet into a smart device. Find your lost SmartWallet quickly using the accompanying iPhone or Android app. If you have lost your phone, the SmartWallet can help you find that, too! SmartWallet also comes with a 1000mAh battery backup, allowing you to charge your phone on the go. The SmartWallet is designed to be thin and trendy. We went to great lengths to source leather materials that look sharp and hold up to wear and tear. To protect the technology inside, we wrapped our…
  • Samsung Introduces – The Galaxy Note 4, and Galaxy Note Edge

    Dezmon Reid
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:46 am
    Press Release Berlin, Germany – September 3, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the expansion of its flagship Galaxy Note series with the new Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. Blending an evolved S Pen with a superior viewing experience, the Galaxy Note 4 provides users with the most unique and powerful mobile experience on the market. “The Galaxy Note series signaled extraordinary innovation within the technology industry. Its larger screen size and iconic S Pen technology launched a new standard in smartphone culture,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT &…
  • Dropbox Pro plan now offers more storage for the same price

    Dezmon Reid
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
      Beefing up your free Dropbox account with extra space isn’t hard if you know what to look for, but the company just smartly streamlined its Pro plans in case you need even more cloud action. Kiss those tricky tiered plans goodbye: all that’s left now is a 1TB option that’ll set you back $9.99 a month (or $99 a year). Not a bad deal considering that’s how much you would’ve paid Dropbox monthly for 100GB of cloud storage just a few days ago, and the company is sweetening the pot with some neat new sharing and security features too. Left your laptop at that…
  • iPhone 6 – Speculation

    Dezmon Reid
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    The presumptive name for Apple’s next-generation iPhone is iPhone 6. Yes, it will be the 8th generation phone in Apple’s product lineup, internally referred to as iPhone7,1, but don’t let those numbers distract you. Apple can call any phone it releases by any marketing name it wants and the next number after 5/5s is 6. So, iPhone 6. iPhone 6 release date speculation If Apple holds to the same pattern as the last two years, the iPhone 6 will be announced on or around September 9, 2014, with a release date of September 19, 2014. That said, Apple doesn’t always hold to…
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  • Americans Review Japanese Beauty Products

    5 Dec 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Americans Review Japanese Beauty Products We gave Americans some strange Japanese beauty products… Check out more awesome BuzzFeedBlue videos! MUSIC Humble Cheeze License... From: BuzzFeedBlue Views: 1430294 20680 ratings Time: 03:29 More in Science & Technology
  • This Will Revolutionize Education

    1 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    This Will Revolutionize Education Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education? These ideas have been... From: Veritasium Views: 616946 26556 ratings Time: 07:23 More in Education
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  • How To Cook Everything Is One Of The Best Recipe Apps In iTunes!

    Michael Vallez
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The How To Cook Everything iPhone and iPad Food & Drink app is one of the best recipe apps in the iTunes App Store. Excellent for cooking and much more. The post How To Cook Everything Is One Of The Best Recipe Apps In iTunes! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • This Black Friday App May Save You Money, But At A Cost! (Video)

    Michael Vallez
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    The Black Friday Coupons, Black Friday app, may save you some money. It is free, but it's not easy to use (video). The post This Black Friday App May Save You Money, But At A Cost! (Video) first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Free Thanksgiving Mahjong – Relaxing iOS Games App (Video)

    Michael Vallez
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    This Free Thanksgiving Mahjong app is a Thanksgiving-themed mahjong game for iOS, Android, and Kindle. The post Free Thanksgiving Mahjong – Relaxing iOS Games App (Video) first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Best Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas And Menus From Bon Appétit!

    Lisa Vallez
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Bon Appétit! Thanksgiving dinner ideas and menus app takes the stress out of the holiday with 101 recipes, 4 wonderful meal plans, tips and how-to videos. The post Best Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas And Menus From Bon Appétit! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Mad Monster Beats – Fun, Not Sooo Spooky, Music Dancing Game for iPad

    Michael Vallez
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Are you ready for an entertaining, fast-paced, and not “sooooo” spooky iPad dancing game? If so, then Mad Monster Beats (by Bolder Games) is sure to make you want to bust a move as it challenges your reflexes and eye/hand coordination skills while playing this fun, Halloween-themed, music dance game on your iPad. Mad Monster […] The post Mad Monster Beats – Fun, Not Sooo Spooky, Music Dancing Game for iPad first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
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  • Best iPhone 7 design concepts so far

    12 Dec 2014 | 7:41 am
    The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus have given Apple smartphone fans much of what they wanted: bigger screens, a better camera and NFC wireless for payments and other apps. So what’s left for the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, iPhone 7 or whatever comes next?Apple surely won’t discuss iPhone 7 features for now and it's way too early to be talking about iPhone 7 release dates or prices. But plenty of enthusiasts have ideas about the next Apple smartphone, including the forever-rumored sapphire crystal display that is way more durable than the current glass ones, an obligatory faster A9…
  • 20+ Jaw-Dropping Black Friday 2014 Tech Deals

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    Word is that more retailers will relent to public pressure – I mean do the right thing for their employees – and close on Thanksgiving Day this year. But that won’t prevent them from going all out online, where much is automated and the workers are less prominent. Here are some of the best deals on network and technology offerings for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and in between. (Compare with last year’s deals)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Florida: Land of the mobile technology store

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    Location technology company Skyhook Wireless  this week celebrated the coming of Black Friday this month by releasing one of those fancy multifaceted infographics that most of us have come to ignore. But this one caught my eye, and here's why.Tapping its location database, which advertisers and app developers exploit to optimize their content, Skyhook put together a colorful map of the United States that uses icons to highlight which sort of retailer has the highest presence per capita in each state. (Skyhook says "The goal was to uncover how population density impacts the presence of…
  • UC Berkeley, MIT and Stanford split $45M in cybersecurity policy research grants

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    The Hewlett Foundation has granted $15M apiece to the University of California at Berkeley, MIT and Stanford University to conduct cybersecurity policy research, bringing to $65 the total that the foundation has committed to such research over the next 5 years. According to the foundation, "The grants to MIT, Stanford, and UC Berkeley are intended to jump-start a new field of cyber policy analysis—generating a robust 'marketplace of ideas' about how best to enhance the trustworthiness of computer systems and appropriately balance rights of privacy, the need for data security, innovation,…
  • Bandwidth-hungry researchers gain 100G trans-Atlantic network connection

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    The pressure is on research networks to jack up bandwidth to support ridiculously fast supercomputers, and this week four of those networks will demo their new 100Gbps trans-Atlantic connection at the SuperComputing conference (SC14) in New Orleans.The redundant ANA-200G ring will support data transfer between North America (Internet2 in the United States and CANARIE in Canada) and Europe (NORDUnet in 5 Nordic countries and SURFnet in The Netherlands) at speeds previously obtainable only within continents.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • MythBusters Returns with New Vibe, Casting Changes

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:12 pm
    One of the favorite TV shows for gadget geeks and techno-nerds will be airing on January 10th. Mythbusters will be returning on the Discovery Channel, but the show will look and feel quite differently this year. The show is returning to its roots as primarily an educational science program and will be missing some familiar cast members. Now that the show will focus only on Savage and Hyneman, the stakes are arguably higher to produce an educational science show with plenty of action and exciting experiments to keep the audience interested. Comments
  • Cadillac to Replace Rearview Mirror with a Video Feed

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:12 pm
    GM announced this week that in 2016, models of the Cadillac CT6 will replace the ever present rearview mirror with a more efficient wide angle video feed from onboard rear mounted video camera. Undoubtedly this will begin a new race in auto companies attempting to build a bigger and better gadget to impress the new car buyer. Rearview mirrors with HD camera feeds have been available as aftermarket upgrades for some time, but car manufacturers have yet to make them standard options on their vehicles Comments
  • New Final Fantasy XV Trailer Shows Off Road Trip

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:12 pm
    It's been awhile since we've heard anything at all from Square Enix and the production of Final Fantasy XV. That took a sudden turn this weekend at Japan's Jump Fiesta 2015 when the developers provided us with seven minutes of gameplay. Check it out. Comments
  • The Internet Is Coming to Cuba

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:12 pm
    The once isolated island of Cuba is to become the next country to log onto the Internet and from all information released so far, it will come in a big way. About one quarter of Cubans have access to a state run closed version of the Internet, but that looks to be ready to change since a shift in US policy toward Cuba took place this week. Cuba's Internet, Press says, is a "greenfield," meaning whatever networks are built won't be encumbered by pre-existing infrastructure, because so little of it exists. That means Cuba could bypass older, slower technologies and leapfrog right to ultra-fast…
  • Gamer Guilty of Reporting Grand Theft Auto Shooting

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:12 pm
    This is another result of not having a lifeguard on duty in the gene pool. The latest in a long line of Darwin Award winners is the gamer in the UK who reported a real-life shooting to 911 (999 in the UK) while he was engaged in playing Grand Theft Auto. Please learn to distinguish between VR and real life and step away from the keyboard sir, we think you are done. The dispatcher sent two ambulances to Helens' house. What the ambulance personnel found was zero dead bodies, zero injuries and one apparent nincompoop. Comments
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  • Privacy in 2025 - Luxury or a Free Good?

    22 Dec 2014 | 1:33 am
    Interesting paper by Pew Internet Research, they have conducted a Delphi-technique piece of research on where Privacy will end up by 2025 , essentially they posit 2 possible emergent scenarios: Bad News Scenario 1) Living a public life is the new default. It is not possible to live modern life without revealing personal information to governments and corporations. Few individuals will have the energy or resources to protect themselves from ‘dataveillance’; privacy will become a ‘luxury.’ 2) There is no way the world’s varied cultures, with their different views about privacy, will…
  • Are we more innovative now than 100 years ago?

    4 Nov 2009 | 3:37 pm
    First Cut Innovation Index 1.0 - from Broasight Last week I shared a podium with Bill Thompson and Peter Cochrane following a preview of the new BBC series on the emergence of the 'Net at Nico MacDonald's Innovation Forum event on "The Internet - Next 40 Years" event. We have been doing some background research on the issue of Innovation in 2009 following a piece done for NESTA earlier this year on how Innovation was impacted by the Great Depression (answer: it flourished, and companies started then - Texas Instruments, Hewlett Packard etc - kept on being innovative until In Search Of…
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  • WhatsApp To Launch For Desktop: Buckles Up Among Competitors

    15 Dec 2014 | 5:08 am
    There is no denying the fact that WhatsApp is the most dominant messenger among the other messaging apps when it comes to carrying out daily conversations. But what it lacked so far was a desktop client through which one need not check their phones while being online through PC or laptops as it will hinder the workflow. Downloading Bluestacks or any other Android emulators is not only a time consuming process but it also logs you out from your phone due to which you may lose all your conversations and literally need to re verify your number. One may also shift to Skype, Facebook Messenger…
  • PriceBaba’s Android Consumption Report for India: Jelly Bean Rules with 52%

    11 Dec 2014 | 3:05 am
    The smartphone market in India has changed drastically over the last few years. There are smartphones been launched every alternate days, the number of people adopting to new technology has constantly been on rise. And with affordable Indian and China-based brands at our disposal the mobile industry is only booming. carried out an interesting survey to find out which Android version is the most used among Indian consumers. It also came up with a result of which smartphones are been used the most. The report created by PriceBaba has been consolidated with over 33 million app…
  • The Futuristic Bracelet ‘Cicret’ Projects Your Phone Screen On Arm

    11 Dec 2014 | 12:27 am
    Samsung has increased the size of its smartphones considerably with its Galaxy series and has made us familiar to the term ‘phablet’. Apple, too who took pride over their smaller screen phones had to now cater to the changing choices of consumers by launching iPhone 6+ which is 5.5 inches. Although the screen sizes have increased, our hands have remained the same. And accidently dropping our phones, or struggling to handle it with one hand are some of the problems we have learned to live with. Wearable gadgets like SmartWatch, Smart Bands, Glasses help us but it’s not everyone’s…
  • Saying Goodbye To CAPTCHA

    Sharma Karan
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:18 am
    CAPTCHA is an acronym for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. It was a means to an end for preventing large-scale automated spam. CAPTCHA showed distorted text which a robot cannot decipher. These distorted texts or images were usually placed at the end of registration forms etc without which you could not proceed. CAPTCHA is a computer program that checks if you are a human or not and prevents spam and malware which might extract data from the site. Google has now developed a smarter software that uses simple tick-boxes to prove if the user is a human…
  • Samsung’s Stylish Bluetooth Headset “Gear Circle” for Rs. 5,599

    4 Dec 2014 | 3:55 am
    What comes to your mind when we say a Bluetooth Headset? A black wearable device made of plastic struggling to adjust itself, uncomfortable earbuds or the pain which one needs to go through in setting up your headset with other devices like your mobile phones and laptops? Not to mention the weird looks you get from everyone around you. Samsung has decided to change this clumsy image of bluetooth headsets by its all new stylish gear “Samsung Gear Circle” which is priced for Rs. 5,599 in India. The new gear which is to be worn around neck is called ‘necklet’ and serves…
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  • Finland Abolishes Copyright Levies On Digital Devices

    Glyn Moody
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:49 am
    As we've noted before, copyright levies -- effectively a tax on blank storage media -- are becoming ever-more anachronistic and unworkable. So it's good to hear about a country doing the sensible thing and getting rid of them entirely (pdf): Finland is the latest EU member state to scrap levies on digital devices, following similar moves in Spain and the UK. The Finnish Parliament on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to replace a levies system that has existed since 1984 with the creation of a government fund designed to compensate artists for private copying of content such as music and movies.
  • Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

    Leigh Beadon
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    There were plenty of reasons to condemn the statement from a Cleveland Police Union rep saying "it's pretty pathetic when athletes think they know the law." We focused on the fact that athletes are just citizens, but Oblate took first place for insightful this week by pointing out that singling them out actually adds a dash of hypocrisy to the situation, too: And yet... I bet that this union rep is more than willing to criticize the Browns players when they don't play well. Even though no one dies when football players screw up. In second place, we've got an expansion on our admittedly…
  • This Week In Techdirt History: December 14th - 20th

    Leigh Beadon
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Five Years Ago Seems like there was lots of news about DRM this week in 2009. Cory Doctorow discussed how difficult Apple made it to publish a DRM-free audiobook, Blu-ray introduced the idea of "managed copies", a Microsoft Office DRM bug locked some users out of their own documents, Sony stood up in favor of expensive, DRM-laden ebooks, and film DRM threatened to prevent Avatar from being shown in 3D in some theaters. The only voice of reason was David Pogue, who pointed out that DRM-free ebooks boosted his sales. France was a land of contradiction this week. Avid copyright defender and…
  • Awesome Stuff: Good Ol' Content

    Leigh Beadon
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    For this week's awesome stuff, we take a break from the usual crowdfunding campaigns to look at three creators raising money on Patreon, the platform where you can sign up to make regular monthly contributions towards the creation of new content. Surviving Creativity This is a podcast that's right up Techdirt's alley. Brad Guigar, Scott Kurtz, and Cory Casoni — some or all of whom you may recognize from their webcomics, videos and other projects — discuss the challenges of building a business as a content creator online. The first episode, appropriately, features the creator of…
  • Update On Ten-Year Campaign To Give Copyright Industry Another Monopoly: WIPO's Broadcasting Treaty

    Glyn Moody
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Say what you will about the copyright industry, but it certainly doesn't give up. No matter how many times a bad idea is fought off, sooner or later, it comes back again. The best example of this is probably WIPO's Broadcasting Treaty, which Techdirt has been covereing for a decade: in 2004, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2013. This campaign to give broadcasters yet more monopoly rights -- as if they didn't have enough already -- is still underway, and the EFF provides us with a timely update on the current state of play: The latest draft of the treaty also attempts to control post-fixation uses of…
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  • December In Employment Law - Some Legal Updates From UK based citrusHR

    Guest Author
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    November saw some key developments in Employment law, with everything from sick leave to holiday pay enjoying the limelight. Here we talk you through some of the key developments that we have seen this month, and how they might affect your business…read more
  • In Search of High-impact Private Sector ‘GameChangers’ in Papua New Guinea

    T. Keyzom Ngodup
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    UNDP in Papua New Guinea and the Australian Government recently launched an extraordinary venture, first of its kind in PNG – the Kumul GameChangers – to support for-profit impact enterprises in PNG.  Keeping entrepreneurs at the core, the venture recognizes that for entrepreneurs and their innovations, the knowledge and capital required for their success need to come together so that this emerging cadre of GameChangers can accelerate solutions to the national challenge of exclusion and fractured development. read more
  • Wellness: The Critical Variable in the Success Equation: A Chat with Dr. K

    Octavia Smith
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Dr. Kahlila Lawrence is the owner of Care for You Consulting which specializes in assisting people, primarily women, to achieve their best potential holistically. Dr. K offers  individual  as well as group coaching, speaking, webinars on self-care and self-esteem  and  nutrition consultation. For more information visit Dr. Lawrence on the web  as well as download your FREE Health News E more
  • An Interview with the Co-Founders of MergeLane

    Laura Greb
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    MergeLane ‘discovers, accelerates and invests in exceptional women and the companies they run’. Their motivation is two-fold. First, there are far fewer women in startups than we would expect. MergeLane believe diverse companies are stronger companies, and they want to help narrow the gap. Second, data overwhelmingly shows that venture-backed, female-run companies produce higher returns. Laura Greb caught up with Sue Heilbronner and Elizabeth Kraus in Boulder, CO. read more
  • Why Real-Time Bidding is Becoming so Important in the Online Advertising Market

    Guest Author
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    New technology has allowed website owners to gain abetter understanding of WHO their users are and WHAT their users are actually looking for. The result is an amazing amount of rich information that can be used in many more
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  • Kristin, my wife, explaining what to do if your child has croup

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    16 Dec 2014 | 6:41 pm
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  • Thanksgiving 2014 full of good and pain and grief

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    30 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    The last week has been crazy. The Friday before Thanksgiving, we received a phone call early in the morning from Kristin’s parents and discovered that her Mom’s best friend since they were kids and pseudo-Aunt to Kristin died unexpectedly in her sleep at the young age of 59. Arlene was a bright shining fun person whom I’d known for over 10 years and who was always fun to hang out with. We’d even been on vacation with her and her entire family. The news was tragic, shocking, and the beginning of a very hectic holiday week. Kristin flew to New York on Sunday where she…
  • Meatgasm is alive! (Again)

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    I’m so happy! The domain that I used to own and which a domain squatter had been sitting on for half a decade freed up again and I got it back. Head over to Meatgasm to follow all my foodie meat / antivegetarianism posts!
  • Mourning Beard

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    13 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    The last time I shaved was the morning of my father’s funeral, which was a month ago. I wanted to have a physical sign of my mourning. Originally I thought to shave my head, but the first thing that Dad said to me when I first arrived in the hospital to see him before he passed was “C.K., your hair is beautiful!” I decided to grow a mourning beard and give it at least a month. It’s been a month, and as you can see, I’m not genetically inclined to grow a beard. Or at least not quickly. It’s actually on the verge of becoming a real beard, and I’m not…
  • I haven’t given up on blogging and neither should you

    C.K. Sample III
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    I’ve just been really, really, incredibly busy. I see other people giving up on blogging. Like Scoble today, who is most likely doing it for a stunt, like he’s done before with Google+ and Posterous (or as I like to call them, dying and dead). It’s a stupid move. The only reason I post as much to twitter as I do is because I have a backup of all that data here on this blog. This is my space. It’s my corner of the Internet that I have full control over. It’s not some other company owning everything I post. That’s important. Since we all first started…
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  • The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Information Security research:PC Security Handbook - 2nd EditionDefending Against Network Based DDoS AttacksService & Security Agility Strategies for SDN & NFV NetworksThree Ways Companies Can Avoid DDoS AttacksRequest Free!
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    15 Dec 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 ManagersThe ABCs of Mobile Device ManagementMobile Login Best PracticesRequest Free!
  • Your Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    You’ve surely heard of the Raspberry Pi: the palm-sized computer with enough power to run servers or media centres complete with retro gaming.  Rasberry Pi has the connectivity to control security systems and enthusiast projects; and with the software tools to encourage the teaching and understanding of programming. Since its launch in 2012 the Raspberry Pi has exceeded expectations, becoming a must-have piece of computer hardware for enthusiasts and tech-heads. For a small project developed to be sold to schools and colleges to teach programming principles, that’s not bad.
  • Vehicles Best Practices Installation Guide

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Power in automotive systems is not stable and is often subject to fluctuations and noise. Proper installation of the power conditioning devices in relation to the hardware you are trying to protect is important. With the Vehicle Best Practices Installation Guide you will learn the background on the problems and solutions as well as guidance for the installation of in-vehicle networks as well as guidance to overcome these obstacles.Request Free!
  • jQuery Hotshot -- Free 32 Page Excerpt

    6 Aug 2014 | 11:50 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, up…
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  • The Essentials of Online Marketing - Free Kit

    15 Dec 2014 | 9:50 am
    The Essentials of Online Marketing, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Online Marketing related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Online Marketing research:Industry Report: 2014 Global Email SurveyBiggest Changes in iOS 8 for App MarketersFrom Average to Elite: 7 Secrets of Today's Top MarketersThe Merry Marketer -- Content MarketingRequest Free!
  • Best Android Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Dolphin

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:20 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

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:20 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…
  • 3G/4G Digital Signage Guide

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Combined with cloud-enabled network management and content delivery systems, 3G and 4G wireless broadband networks are propelling digital signage deployments at an accelerated pace. In countless venues, digital signage networked via wireless broadband cellular signal penetrates hard-to-reach locations and new markets, and can achieve a faster return on investment.Request Free!
  • Make It Modern, Make it Mobile: How to Bring Innovation to Enterprise Systems

    27 Jun 2014 | 2:20 pm
    These systems don't have the modern interfaces needed to integrate with new and emerging mobile, web, and cloud technologies.Legacy system replacement has proven to be expensive, time-consuming, and often unsuccessful.Learn why companies are now trending towards rapidly developed, lightweight mobile and web applications that tie into heavier enterprise transaction environments.Highlights of this application modernization guide include:The business drivers used to justify application modernization initiativesBest practices that deliver solutions which combine legacy system functionality with…
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  • Zooti Enters the Streaming Games Arena With a New Tablet and Cloud Service

    Chance Kinney
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:32 pm
    The idea of gaming moving to a model similar to Netflix is by no means a new one, but has historically been held back by a lack of bandwidth. With the advent of PlayStation Now, it’s starting to sound like the time might finally be right for streaming game services. AtGames Digital thinks so, anyway, because they’re launching a streaming game service and featuring it on their own Android tablet, the Zooti.HD. Zooti.HD is a fully-fledged Android tablet, with a 7″ 1280 x 800 IPS display and a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor. Granted, here in 2014-almost-2015, neither of those specs…
  • 11 Hot Last Minute Gifts

    Chip Chick Staff
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Aw, it’s halfway through December already? Well, guess that means prime procrastination season is over. It’s over, like, today if you’re a fan of online shopping and you need that stuff delivered by Christmas. It’s that or go to the mall anywhere between December 20 and December 24, and you don’t want to do that. No one wants to do that. So, here’s a last minute batch of quick gift guides for you slackers. Mr. Coffee Smart Wi-Fi-Enabled WeMo 10-Cup Optimal Brew Coffeemaker Great last minute gift here—coffee is a pretty safe bet, especially when…
  • Mophie Powerstation Plus is the Smartest Battery Pack We’ve Ever Seen

    Chance Kinney
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Mophie was one of the companies that helped launch the stylish external battery movement, creating handy cases that gave a little more juice to smartphones without detracting from their looks. Their newest line of products might not be cases, but they look about as stylish as external battery packs can look and, more importantly, they offer a form-factor that makes them the smartest battery pack designs we have seen to date. The Powerstation Plus is definitely something you won’t mind carrying around in public. It’s made of aircraft-grade aluminum with an anodized satin…
  • Creative Aurvana Live 2 Over-Ear Headphone Review

    Scott Schaen
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Everyone looking for over-ear headphones that float around $100: read on! Creative recently released their Aurvana Live 2 over-ear headphones. They feature huge 40mm drivers, inline microphone and controls, all-day comfort, premium sound quality, and a very competitive price tag. The Creative Aurvana Live 2s are great looking headphones. They’re very much on-brand for Creative, the computer/gaming accessory giant. Aurvanas are black/silver (with optional red) and a techie-modern design. They have super large earcups that will completely cover your ears. The earcups are well padded with…
  • 9 Amazing Gifts for the Hearthstone Addict

    Zara Stone
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:47 am
    Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is the best selling  freemium game from Blizzard, an addictive card game that lets you face-off against opponents with only your knowledge of strategy and your carefully built deck of cards to save you. . They recently released the Goblins vs. Gnomes expansion on December 8th and  so far, the reports have been positive.. with many more hours logged on Battle Net. The Christmas question is: leaving aside buying the gamer new cards, what do you buy the obsessed fan?  Well, we are here to help. Breaking Bad Blizzard Pillow A throw pillow to make every Breaking…
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  • HP Launches New Enterprise Infrastructure Technology to Drive Positive Business Outcomes

    Pawan Dhl
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:09 am
    India, 18 December 2014 — HP today unveiled new enterprise products and services that will enable customers to transform operations across the data center to enable growth, improve profitability and increase business agility. Infrastructure is the foundation for the rich, impactful next-generation applications, web services and user experiences that are enabled by trends in big data, cloud, mobility and security. As the business requirements for infrastructure multiply at an exponential rate in coming years, a strong foundation will be more important than ever to help customers compete…
  • Mindtree becomes the world’s first Bluetooth Smart 4.2 IP provider

    Pawan Dhl
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:06 am
    Bangalore (India), December 18, 2014: Mindtree, a global technology services company, announced the qualification of its Bluetooth Smart IP for version 4.2. Mindtree has been a leading provider of Bluetooth Intellectual Property solutions over the last 15 years and this qualification is the most recent in its long list of Bluetooth IPs. Bluetooth Smart version 4.2 focuses on stronger security and privacy, faster data rates and better power efficiency. It heralds a new wave of Bluetooth products and will accelerate growth in emerging categories such as wearables, smart homes, connected…
  • Trend Micro Announces Strategic OEM Agreement with HP

    Pawan Dhl
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    New Delhi, December 17, 2014 – Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in security software and solutions, has signed a strategic OEM agreement with HP to help enterprises combat advanced targeted threats and custom malware. The HP TippingPoint Advanced Threat Appliance (ATA) family of products leverages the power of Trend Micro™ Deep Discovery to provide customers with a single, integrated solution for detection and enforcement. The solution identifies malware through static, dynamic and behavioral techniques to block and neutralize threats before critical…
  • Intex Technologies honored at the 17th Edition of CMDA IT EXPO, Pune

    Pawan Dhl
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:51 am
    India, 15th December 2014: Intex Technologies, one of the fastest growing IT companies in India has concluded its participation in 17th edition of the CMDA IT Expo held from 11th to 14th December, 2014 in Pune. The company won the “Viewer’s Choice Award” basis the great appreciation for its offerings by the visitors. The theme of the IT EXPO was ‘Get IT smartly – touch IT live’. Intex Technologies displayed its wide range of Aqua smartphones, LED Television, IT accessories and networking products during the expo. The association with this IT Expo aimed to raise awareness of its…
  • ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces G551JK

    Pawan Dhl
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:57 pm
    New Delhi— ASUS today announced the Republic of Gamers (ROG) G Series G551 gaming laptop. This new G Series modelrepresent a performance leap over their predecessors, with up to Intel® Core™ i7 processors and enthusiast-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ graphics for the horsepower to drive today’s games smoothly at their highest settings.This G Series laptop exhibits visual prowess with wide-angle IPS displays, and provide gamers with Full HD visuals. There’s also 4K/UHD-ready TrinityDisplay output for multi-monitor gaming or multitasking. The distinctive G Seriesdesign features a…
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  • Techism News Template for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Techism Blogger template will appeal to the technophile in you, especially if you’re running a site that centers on technology, science, multimedia, or even news. Inspired by Mashable and TheNextWeb, Techism allows you to present as much content as possible on the homepage, without sacrificing aesthetic and functional quality. Your visitors will be attracted to your content, and yet will also enjoy its elegant simplicity, thanks to its clean, grid-like arrangement. If you’re hoping to draw a greater audience, fret not because Techism is also optimized to rank better in search…
  • Magnifique Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Go back to basics with this clean, friendly, yet sophisticated template for Blogger. Magnifique by New Blogger Templates is an elegant black-and-white template that features both photos and text beautifully. This would be perfect for personal, writing, and portfolio blogs. This template doesn’t need sidebars, widgets or fiddly settings to clutter up visual space. It’s as simple as can get, placing your blog posts in the spotlight. But if you’ve got basic pages to share, fret not. Magnifique also has a top main navigation where you can include your About, Contact, and even…
  • Xmax One-Page Portfolio Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:26 am
    Xmax is a beautiful and highly functional one-page Blogger template that will showcase your portfolio very well. It is ideal for photographers, artists, illustrators, or even online business owners with plenty of merchandise to feature, such as online fashion, beauty, food, healthcare, technology, books, and other lifestyle products. This theme will provide you with plenty of features for making the most of your content, such as a stick header, featured posts, a beautiful image slider, location maps and etc. Its responsive layout will ensure that your blog will work with all types of mobile…
  • Newspaper Responsive Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:59 am
    Newspaper is free premium Blogger template that’s excellent for news and magazine blogs. It allows you to feature plenty of posts and post thumbnails on the home page, where your viewers can easily and quickly select their topics of choice. You’ll also be able to showcase your featured and recent posts in separate categories, giving your readers a much wider range of posts to browse through. It’s got footer links and images so you can maximize real estate on your page, but despite the amount of content, it’s designed to look clean, neat, and highly professional. Other…
  • Sevim Free Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:55 am
    Sevim is a free template for Blogger that you can use with any niche you prefer. Its cool aqua-on-black color scheme provides an unusual yet stunning look for your site, which is guaranteed to capture your audience’s attention and keep it. It features a slideshow of your latest and best images, plus images of your latest posts at the home page. It has a 2-column layout and right sidebar with which you can maximize real estate without compromising visual impact. It’s also optimized for ads and social bookmarking, so you can monetize your site with ease, and share your content…
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  • Six Things Other Phone Brands Could Learn from the Chinese

    Nimish Dubey
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:59 pm
    In some ways, 2014 could well go down as the year in which Chinese brands finally grabbed a share of the mobile phone limelight. Yes, they had been around for a while, but this is the year when they have actually occupied centrestage in a big way, with the likes of Xiaomi, Lenovo, Huawei, Gionee,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Google Cardboard Users Can Experience Google Maps Street View in Virtual Reality

    Radu Tyrsina
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:54 am
    Google Cardboard is a fold-out cardboard smartphone mount that consists from lenses, a magnet, a piece of hook-and-loop fastener and a rubber band, which, when held against the face creates a virtual reality experience. Although the headset is designed by Google, it is sold by other manufacturers.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Google is Working on a Version of Android Auto to be Built Directly into Cars

    Radu Tyrsina
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:16 am
    Google has announced Android Auto in June this year at the Google I/O conference. To put it shortly, Android Auto allow Android smartphones and tablets to be operated in automobiles through the dashboard’s head unit, offeing drivers control over GPS navigation, music playback, SMS, telephony,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lenovo’s New ‘Fancy Maker’ Brand Could Allow Customers to Design their Own Smartphones Online

    Radu Tyrsina
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:17 am
    A while back, we reported about Lenovo’s acquisition of Motorola from Google, and now we’re seeing some first movements from the Chinese company pertaining to its smartphone strategy. Earlier this fall, Lenovo announced they would create a new subsidiary company under the lead of senior... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Windows Phone Store Adds Carrier Billing in India, China and Brazil

    Radu Tyrsina
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:03 am
    Most of us are used to pay for apps and other digital purchases with our credit cards. But there are countries, such as India, Brazil and others, where consumers would rather prefer charging purchases to their phone bill. Not only this, but being able to add your digital expenses to your carrier... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Launch of Google Ad Grants Management Service

    Mercy Livingstone
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:23 am
    We are happy to announce the launch of our Google Ad Grants Management service. This service offering gives us an opportunity to help organizations run targeted campaigns that help in recruiting volunteers and board members, raising awareness for their brand, promoting their programs and services, and raising funds online. There are about 3 billion searches a day on Google, and Google Grants has the potential to drive 10,000 to 40,000 new visitors to a website each month. The idea behind introducing our Google Ad Grants Management service was to help organizations get the most out of the…
  • We’ve Been Ranked Among Top Indian App Developers 2014 by AppIndex!

    C.R. Venkatesh
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:27 am
    We are happy to announce that we have been featured in AppIndex’s Directory of Top Indian App Developer Agencies for 2014. AppIndex’s curated list aggregates leading mobile app creators in India and their details, making it easy to locate reputed and reliable firms in the app development space. In addition to helping us stand out in an ocean of competition, our listing in AppIndex helps buyers with a specific need reach us easily. It also helps them find, compare and zero-in on service providers based on criteria such as geographic location and budget.
  • What’s New in iOS 8? [Infographic]

    C.R. Venkatesh
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    We’ve released an infographic detailing the highlights of iOS 8 for developers, marketers, as well as users. What’s New in iOS 8, the 12th infographic in our series, has been designed to provide a better understanding of the new offerings within the OS. The infographic focuses on the APIs that are sure to guide the next generation of iPhone and iPad apps. These game-changing APIs will allow developers to create more engaging apps, and also more customized and smoother experiences for users. We have also included a section that draws attention to the major changes in the iTunes App…
  • Meet us @ The Global App Summit 2014 in Dubai!

    C.R. Venkatesh
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
    We are pleased to announce that we will be participating in The Global App Summit (TGAS) 2014, the largest lifestyle and technology event of the Middle East, which will be held on the 1st and 2nd of October, 2014 at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. DCI is one among the 75 premium exhibitors from across the globe taking part in the expo to showcase its innovations in the mobile app space. We would like to take this opportunity to meet you personally, share ideas and collaborate. Drop by at Stall #23 and say hello!
  • DCI Featured in CIO Review Magazine!

    9 Sep 2014 | 12:22 am
    We are proud to announce that DCI has been featured in the August 2014 issue of CIO Review, a technology magazine. The article, ‘Rendering Customized, Scalable and Cost Effective Solutions’, details DCI’s history and growth to date, the organization’s working, and its go-to-market strategy. It offers a glimpse into DCI’s groundbreaking Android app, Cash On Apps, which pioneers a new way for people to discover terrific apps and games, while earning mobile credits as incentives. It also highlights CEO Venkatesh’s experience, and the ebullient leadership that he…
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  • Inside the Intel 1405: die photos of a shift register memory

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:25 pm
    In 1970, MOS memory chips were just becoming popular, but were still very expensive. Intel had released their first product the previous year, the 3101 RAM chip with 64 bits of storage.[1] For this chip (with enough storage to hold the word "aardvark") you'd pay $99.50. To avoid these astronomical prices, some computers used the cheaper alternative of shift register memory. Intel's 1405 shift register provided 512 bits of storage - 8 times as much as their RAM chip - at a significantly lower price. In a shift register memory, the bits go around and around in a circle, with one bit available…
  • BlackBerry's surviving, but not as a smartphone company

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    It's been almost a year since John Chen was appointed to save Blackberry and it's clear that his grand plan has, at least, stopped the company losing money hand over fist. In the Canadian outfit's latest three month report, it reveals that losses have been trimmed from $4.4 billion last year to a much more manageable $148 million. Of course, it's clear that as the business reinvents itself as a software-and-services company, manufacturing smartphones has increasingly become a side project. Pretty amazing turnaround financially, but I doubt it'll be enough for the future of Blackberry OS -…
  • Apple Watch, WatchKit, and accessibility

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Ever since rumors started swirling that Apple was working on a wearable device, I've often thought about what such a device would mean for people with disabilities. My curiosity is so high, in fact, that I've even written about the possibilities. Make no mistake, for users with disabilities such as myself, a wearable like the Apple Watch brings with it usage and design paradigms that, I think, are of even greater impact than what the iPhone in one's pocket has to offer. Suffice it to say, I'm very excited for Apple Watch's debut sometime next year. Accessibility is definitely a strong point…
  • Flaw discovered that could let anyone listen to your cell calls

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:02 pm
    German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale - even when cellular networks are using the most advanced encryption now available. The flaws, to be reported at a hacker conference in Hamburg this month, are the latest evidence of widespread insecurity on SS7, the global network that allows the world's cellular carriers to route calls, texts and other services to each other. Experts say it's increasingly clear that SS7, first designed in the 1980s, is riddled…
  • Jolla releases 10th major Sailfish update

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:47 am
    Jolla released the tenth major update for Sailfish today, bumping the version number to the as always very useful and helpful The name of the update, also as always in Finnish, isn't helping either: Vaarainjärvi. Joking aside, this tenth update is a massive one - virtually every aspect of the operating system is touched upon in some way, from the lower levels all the way up to UI tweaks. It's 1.5GB in size, which is pretty huge in Sailfish terms, so make sure to have enough free space for the initial download.
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  • Fitbit Charge Review

    Digital Trends
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    FitBit’s Charge isn’t for everyone, but it’s a great fitness band for your average Joe who wants to get fit and look cool doing it. (7 out of 10) Pros Silent alarm Small screen for metrics at a glance Sleep tracking Cons No heart-rate monitor Limited notification support Fitness bands and wearables have become […]
  • ViewSonic PLED-W800 Review

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:45 am
    If part of your job means giving PowerPoint presentations in unfamiliar surroundings, the LED projector market has you in its sights. They’ve been around a few years now, but ViewSonic’s latest portable projector seeks to finally set a benchmark between portability and brightness. No-one is suggesting that you set up the PLED-W800 outside on a […]
  • HP ElitePad 1000 Review

    Digital Trends
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    HP’s Elitepad 1000 is an attractive, solidly built business tablet with available accessories that add greatly to its functionality. But they also add to the price, which is already high for an Atom-powered device. (6 out of 10) Pros Attractive design Excellent build quality Long battery life Cons Expensive No real ports without optional jacket […]
  • Syber Vapor I Review

    Digital Trends
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    CyberPowerPC’s Syber Vapor I is a solidly built and quick entry into the emerging console/PC hybrid market. (9 out of 10) Pros Works as a viable console replacement out of the box Solid connectivity Offers numerous customization options Cons Initial cost might seem prohibitive to the console faithful Still stumbles in the most demanding games […]
  • Samsung Gear S Review

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Samsung has jumped into the wearables war with gusto and launched quite a lot of smartwatches and fitness trackers in 2014. Aside from odd features here and there – like the camera on the Gear 2 which it thankfully got rid of with the Gear 2 Neo – Samsung looks like its slowly but surely […]
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  • Microsoft Is Crowd-sourcing Ideas For Windows 10, Vote Now...

    Deepesh Agarwal
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:13 am
    Microsoft seems to have learned the lesson and this time asking users what features they want in Windows 10. To collect public opinion Microsoft is utilizing the popular UserVoice platform as Windows Feature Suggestion Box asking Windows PC/Tablet users to provide ideas, suggestions and feedback to help build the next version of Windows best ever. Do make your Vote count, every user gets 20 votes to vote for their favorite features.
  • [Video] Jaguar "Transparent Pillar"And "Follow Me" Ghost Car Navigation Concepts

    Deepesh Agarwal
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:58 am
    Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) R&D division has been demoing some excellent automotive technology concepts and after "Transparent Windscreen", it's time for Transparent Pillar and Follow Me Ghost Car Navigation concept video demonstrations as shared below.
  • Girlfriends Always Win at Texting !!!

    Deepesh Agarwal
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:32 am
  • 'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens' Trailer Is Finally Here

    Deepesh Agarwal
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:56 am
  • Linshof i8 Smartphone : A Cut Above Other's ?

    Deepesh Agarwal
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
    A German company has sent out an press-release revealing their upcoming smartphone which is described as "high-end hardware for a mid-ranged price". Linshof i8 Smartphone is not only unconventionally designed as evident from the pictures posted below, but also packs a punch with awesome hardware and software combination coupled with affordable price. Based on Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop) at core and a topping of hardware accelerated Linshof user-interface, the phone will have no added trialware, or in-phone advertisements for the fastest possible tweaked performance. The smartphone will be…
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  • Last Minute Gift Ideas from Tennessee, 2014

    Rex Hammock
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Previously (but I missed last year), I’ve listed some last minute Tennessee-related holiday gift ideas. This year, the emphasis is on food grown or produced (e.g. cooked, prepared, collected, etc.) in the state. (And for the few who may read this on Christmas Eve, I’ve even included a couple Tennessee-related products or distribution channels for the desperate.) These are all products (or collections of products) that can be purchased online, but you need to get your orders in early this week (by December 20) to beat shipping or delivery deadlines. Also, at the bottom of this…
  • A Clearer View of the Future of Google Glass

    Rex Hammock
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    (See Update) November 14, 2014, via Reuters: Of 16 Glass app makers contacted by Reuters, nine said that they had stopped work on their projects or abandoned them, mostly because of the lack of customers or limitations of the device. Three more have switched to developing for business, leaving behind consumer projects. Last year, I observed in a post–one that included an email exchange  with Don Norman of Nielson-Norman and author of The Design of Everyday Things–that I believed the product release of Google Glass was bungled by Google. As much as I’m a fan and customer of…
  • For Long Time Readers of RexBlog, a Flying Car Video

    Rex Hammock
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:26 pm
    First: A Flashback to the year 2006 when I blogged all year about stories I’d see regarding flying cars. The truth is, you could pick out any year and read just as many articles about people who are going to start having a commercial version of a flying car next July. For some reason, next July is always far enough in the future so reporters will forget to check back in. Anyway, I just saw this and thought it was too 2006 to pass up. At least they didn’t claim it would be available next July. Related posts: The flying car I don’t expect to see anytime soon (but I keep…
  • Review: The Podcast “Serial”

    Rex Hammock
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    This is the post where I am officially joining the quickly-expanding fan club of Serial (Website | iTunes), the new audio podcast spin-off from Ira Glass’s public radio program, This American Life. It joins Chicago’s WBEZ’s incredible lineup of podcasts that are setting a high standard for the production and distribution of media that are opening eyes (but more importantly, ears) for a coming revival of audio programming unmatched since the golden age of radio (which I’m not old enough to recall personally, despite rumors to the contrary). Unlike This American…
  • Top Ten List of Reasons to Ignore Top 10 List Blog Posts

    Rex Hammock
    1 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Here are the top ten reasons to avoid blog posts that are top ten lists. They are boring and repetitive.. They are obvious. No one reads past #3. So bloggers make up stuff from 5-10. Moses. Now there was a great list writer. A grocery shopping list is good to have. A grocery shopping list is good to have. Did you notice #7 repeated #6? No one else noticed it. They are boring and repetitive. Related posts: Scoble’s A-List Top one list of list-thing I always look forward to this time of year Lists of blog lists
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    Digital Inspiration Technology Blog

  • How to Write a Successful Blog

    Amit Agarwal
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:10 pm
    In 2004, I left the corporate world and started this tech and how-to blog called Digital Inspiration. I have been blogging for more than 10 years now and lot of things have changed in these years. Back then, there were few blogs, there was no Twitter or Facebook and the only way people could subscribe to a blog was through RSS or email newsletters. Bloggers maintained Blogrolls and Linkrolls and would generously link to other blogs. Google search results were a collection of 10 blue links and getting a slot on the front page wasn’t so difficult. I am no expert at blogging but…
  • How to Prevent Gmail from Trimming your Email Signature

    Amit Agarwal
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:27 am
    Gmail has this annoying habit of trimming content that it thinks is repetitive or not relevant to the ongoing email conversation. For example, if you reply to an email message, the recipient will only see what you have written and everything else in the thread would stay hidden until they manually click the 3 dots (ellipsis) that say “Show Trimmed Content.” This doesn’t always work as expected though. Gmail may sometimes hide your actual reply if it contains content identical to other messages in the thread. Also, if you attach a signature to your outgoing email messages,…
  • Take YouTube Videos Offline on your Mobile

    Amit Agarwal
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:42 am
    YouTube users in India rejoice. You can now download YouTube videos on your Android or iOS device using the official YouTube app itself and watch the videos later while you are offline or on a slow connection. It takes a few easy steps to download a video on the YouTube app. Open a video, tap the download button (see screenshot), choose the resolution for the downloaded video and it will begin to download on your device. There’s a new “Offline” section in the YouTube app where you can find a list of all videos that are currently in the download queue or available for offline…
  • How to Save Money While Shopping Online in India

    Amit Agarwal
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Online shopping is convenient and you often get better discounts than what the local shops have to offer but if you can do a little more research, you may end up saving even more. Here are some online shopping tips and websites that may help you get the best deals while shopping online in India. Online Shopping Tips to Save Money 1. Use Comparison Shopping There are dozens of credible shopping sites in India and it may therefore take time and effort to determine which of them offers the best deal on a particular product. Comparison shopping sites like,,…
  • All the Wget Commands You Should Know

    Amit Agarwal
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:25 am
    How do I download an entire website for offline viewing? How do I save all the MP3s from a website to a folder on my computer? How do I download files that are behind a login page? How do I build a mini-version of Google? Wget is a free utility – available for Mac, Windows and Linux (included) – that can help you accomplish all this and more. What makes it different from most download managers is that wget can follow the HTML links on a web page and recursively download the files. It is the same tool that a soldier had used to download thousands of secret documents from the US…
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    Wardell Design Blog

  • Why Your Business Needs Super-Fast Internet

    Osterr Wight
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    At home, the speed of our internet connection can determine how soon we can enjoy a newly downloaded movie or song, or how quickly we can get Google’s answers to our pressing (or not so pressing) questions. At work, the importance of fast internet is a bit more substantial. Missed targets, unhappy employees, and unsuccessful […] Related posts: How a Website Overhaul Can Revamp Your Business 4 tips for your Business Facebook page Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City
  • How Technology Has Permeated the Current Office Workspace

    Osterr Wight
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    A moment of silence, please, for all those poor office workers who had to record everything on paper back in the fifties. The offices of today would look like the command deck of the Enterprise compared to what generations past had to work with. Let’s take a look at how completely our future-toys have changed […] Related posts: Five surprising facts about Wi-Fi Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515 Review Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City
  • What is a hosted PBX, and what are the benefits of using it?

    Osterr Wight
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    The great appeal of a Hosted PBX phone system is that you can have a sophisticated telephone system for your business without having to outlay massive dollars for expensive telephone equipment. In fact, a Hosted PBX either operates with an existing telephone service or replaces it entirely. It’s easy to use and operate A Hosted […] Related posts: Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City Things to Consider When Buying a Communication System. Just Upgraded to Google Voice
  • How a Website Overhaul Can Revamp Your Business

    Osterr Wight
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    Your website is one of the most powerful promotional tools your business has. However, a ‘bad’ website can be just as detrimental to your bottom line as not having an online presence at all. When was the last time you really thought about your website and if it’s doing what you need it to do? […] Related posts: Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City 4 tips for your Business Facebook page How an Eye-catching Website Design Can Help Generate More Followers for Your Blog
  • Essential Mac Software from a Windows User

    Wardell Latham
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:44 pm
    I’ve been a Microsoft Windows user for most of my life and I don’t imagine that will change any time soon. With that being said there is a fondness by many in the design community for Apple Mac computers which is why I’ve found myself doing a lot of work on a Mac recently. I’ve […] Related posts: Software Spotlight: Greenshot Free Graphic Software Software Spotlight: CLCL
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  • Exploits for dangerous network time protocol vulnerabilities can compromise systems

    22 Dec 2014 | 5:10 am
    Remote code execution vulnerabilities in the standard implementation of the network time protocol (NTP) can be exploited by attackers to compromise servers, embedded devices and even critical infrastructure systems that run UNIX-like operating systems.The flaws, which can be exploited by sending specially crafted packets to machines running a vulnerable version of the NTP daemon (ntpd), pose a greater threat to systems where the service runs under a highly privileged user account such as root.However, even if the ntpd user has limited privileges, attackers could leverage other privilege…
  • Eliminate travel frustrations with these free Android apps

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Whatever your itinerary, these resources can save time, money, and maybe even your sanity.
  • Chromebooks rising, SteamOS stalling, Linux's civil war: The World Beyond Windows' 10 biggest stories of the year

    22 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    This wasn’t the pined-for year of the Linux desktop, but 2014 was still huge for the anything-but-Windows PC universe. Chrome OS made massive strides in 2014, and so did more traditional Linux distributions. SteamOS remained in hibernation after a launch delay, but it’s getting ready for a big 2015. Heck, even Microsoft couldn’t resist getting in on the open-source action—or miming many of Linux’s killer features in Windows 10. Let’s get retrospective!SteamOS lags, but Steam Machines move forward Valve’s SteamOS operating system—basically a specialized Linux distribution built…
  • 10 must-have Chromecast apps for streaming digital movies, video, and music

    22 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Google's Chromecast is the perfect gadget to have if you’re looking for the simplest way to stream movies, TV shows, YouTube (and other web videos), and music from your mobile device to a TV. Just plug the Chromecast into one of your TV's HDMI inputs, download the official app, and start streaming.Whether you're new to the Chromecast party, or the device is a permanent part of how you watch content, you should have this collection of apps in your library. You can find even more by searching the Google Play store for titles that support "Google Cast" (the official name of Google's streaming…
  • Microsoft’s close call, 2014: The 10 wins and 9 fails of a company racing to transform itself

    22 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    From Ballmer to NadellaImage by MicrosoftThat image of Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella slouching casually in a hipster hoodie says so much about the company's aspirations. But inside it’s the same old Microsoft. Or is it?Challenged to reinvent itself in the face of a new breed of mobile apps and services, Microsoft’s $2.5 billion purchase of Minecraft developer Mojang makes more sense. So does Microsoft’s Cortana. Or Sway. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    Data Connections

  • Sharpen Application Data Insights

    Jeff Reser
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    A prevalent data challenge today is unlocking your applications’ data to a broader set of users as well as for business intelligence (BI) and analytics tools—and implementing it in a way that is both secure and controlled. Of course, you could optionally use high-performance ODBC or JDBC data drivers, but those solutions access the databases directly, potentially bypassing any controls and policies put in place by the encompassing application. How can you securely manage data access while providing superior data insights to more users? Today we are delivering a new, much-anticipated…
  • IT Resilience In Light Of Recent Airspace Shutdown

    John Marsland
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Can high-performing drivers boost IT resiliency and prevent massive failures like the UK’s NATS shutdown? Late last week London airspace was shut down due to an IT failure at the National Air Traffic Services (NATS.) While the cause of the problem is being blamed on a “single line of computer code”, the decades-old NATS computer system and architecture has to take part of the blame. Could this have been prevented with more modern architecture? Definitely. ‘IT resilience’ is an important concept dealing with how IT systems can be designed so that they don’t fail, or if they do…
  • Are Your Apps Connected to Your Data?

    Jeff Reser
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:27 am
    Powerful business apps need data to work efficiently. But developers don’t have the manpower to spend hours coding each data access point. They need a way to integrate data quickly no matter where it lives. This is where DataDirect Cloud comes in to provide fast, scalable secure connectivity to powerful databases, emerging data platforms and other applications. DataDirect Cloud simplifies the most time-consuming development tasks. As a part of Progress Pacific, DataDirect Cloud offers performance and lightning fast data access. It can securely go through company firewalls to access data and…
  • You May Be Drinking Eggnog, But in 2015 The Enterprise Will Be Drinking From Data Ponds

    John Goodson
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Let me explain, one trend being thrown around in the industry to combat the data storage issue is the idea of “data lakes” — a repository where you can store any and all data in its original source and then figure out what to do with it later. That sounds like basements across the country! With such an unstructured environment, though, companies are still struggling with the hardware and software needed to process everything and make it possible to work across systems, apps, infrastructures, etc. This means that while we may not quite be living in the age of “data lakes,” we might…
  • Tackling Cassandra Data Integration

    Brad Wright
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    NoSQL databases are all the rage these days. A recent article by Matt Asay at InfoWorld argues that though Hadoop gets all of the credit for big data’s popularity, it’s actually NoSQL databases that are more often deployed. In fact, “while shopping for a Hadoop vendor is relatively straightforward, picking a NoSQL database is anything but. There are, after all, in excess of 100 NoSQL databases.” Matt lists MongoDB, HBase and Cassandra as three NoSQL databases to watch. If you’re a longtime Data Connections blog reader, you know that we’ve developed relationships with a number of…
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    Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  • Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce Announces New Website

    ITVibes Support
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:26 pm
    The Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce has announced that they have gone live with their newly redesigned website, which was built by ITVibes, a Brand Management and Web Development company, located in Houston, Texas. The Chamber needed something new and innovative that provided their members with a lot of different options, according to the Spring-Klein Chamber President, Myeshi Briley. Briley was introduced to Siva Yenneti, President and Co-Founder of ITVibes, through one of the Chamber’s Lunch and Learn events. “ITVibes has sponsored several of our workshops,” said Briley. They looked…
  • KR Business Brokers

    itvibes tech
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Houston Web Design & Marketing KR Business Brokers is a Greater Puget Sound-based business brokerage specializing in the sale and purchase of cash flowing, successful businesses. At KR Business Brokers, they pride theirselves on confidentiality and delivering a result that satisfies both Buyer and Seller at the closing table. Their work one-on-one with our clients and provide a level of personal customer service unparalleled in our industry. Kirk L. Edwards, managing partner of KR Business Brokers, leads a powerful, dedicated team focused on closing the deal. Mr. Edwards is a leading…
  • We Had a Wonderful Celebration at our Annual Holiday Party

    ITVibes Support
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    We recently celebrated our annual ITVibes Holiday Party with our amazing clients, team members, and family. It took place this year at Laundry’s Seafood in The Woodlands. The food was delicious and the service was awesome! We cannot thank Laundry’s enough for their hospitability and wonderfully prepared dishes. We highly recommend them for your company’s next party or event. At ITVibes, we consider our clients not only our friends, but they are also a part of our family. We are honored to celebrate these special events with them. We enjoyed sharing Christmas cheer with our past and…
  • Delta Composites

    itvibes tech
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Houston Web Design & Marketing Delta Composites supplies Molded, Pultruded and Phenolic fiberglass grating for industrial and offshore use. Our exclusive manufacturing facility has achieved ISO 9001 certification which provides international guidelines on quality management and quality system elements. ISO 9001 is a quality assurance model that is used by companies that produce, inspect, test, install and service items. Delta Composites’ FRP products are independently tested by outside agencies according to the testing methods set forth by the FGMC, resulting in first class deflection…
  • Don’t Make These Video Marketing Mistakes!

    ITVibes Support
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:36 pm
    A lot of companies are using videos as part of their content marketing campaigns. Video marketing helps to increase engagement with your customers and drive conversions. Videos also help build your brand and strengthen your overall online presence. Unfortunately, there are some common mistakes that many companies make when it comes to video marketing. We want to make sure you don’t fall victim to these errors. Don’t make the mistake of not investing in ORIGINAL content. Business owners are always looking at ways to save money, but it would be a big mistake to skimp on your content…
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  • List of Top Online Backlink Generator Tools

    Amos Kingatua
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Backlink generator tools help bloggers and website owners in their link-building campaign that increases the website’s rating and Google page rank. Every blogger and website owner knows that quality backlinks are the backbone of a successful online business. To make any website an ultimate success, one needs to build strong backlinks through social media bookmarking, forum posting, blog commenting and directory submissions. Higher quality backlinks leads to increase in Google page rank (PR), which in turn provides a heavier stream of internet traffic to the website. Several backlink…
  • Best Social Bookmarking Sites List

    Amos Kingatua
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am
    Social bookmarking sites helps a website get good traffic in addition to making it have good page and keyword ranks. There are several social bookmarking websites, most of which offer great tools to increase the visibility of a website. Some of the best social bookmarking sites such as StumbleUpon and Delicious help search engines in several ways by measuring a quality and relevance of a website, indexing the site faster, categorization, deeper indexing and much more. The best social bookmarking sites can introduce a website, an article or a story to someone else with relevant taste and help…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Rumored Features and Launch

    Amos Kingatua
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:44 am
    The Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphone is the next in line gadget  in the trademark S series and is likely to be released early 2015. The Galaxy S6 is rumored to be around the corner and its release can be expected early next year. But after carefully analyzing the trends from the previous launches it is safe to assume that the launch may coincide with the Barcelona Mobile World Congress in the first week of March. The tech giant is still numb about the flagship project and no official information has been released about the release of the Galaxy 6. Over the past few weeks there have been a lot of…
  • Following a Year of Growth: What should we Expect from Apple in 2015

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:21 am
    In retrospect, it would be fair to appraise the 2014 as a successful year for Apple. From the success of the iOS 8 to the initial explosion of the iPhone 6 onto the consumer market, the brand is now firmly established as the dominant force in the smartphone and mobile markets. In fact, initial sales of the iPhone 6 have helped Apple to secure a record share of the smartphone market this year, with their handsets now accounting for a staggering 39.5% of all sales within this space. This represents an unprecedented rise of 10.4% between July and October in 2014, and sets a trend that is likely…
  • Apple’s iPad Pro 12.2 inch Tablet set for 2015 Launch

    Amos Kingatua
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:03 am
    The iPad Pro tablet with a bigger screen and more business functionality is likely to be released early 2015. After the release of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it seems that Apple is back to the drawing board to design a new tablet dubbed the iPad Pro. The iPads have for some time has been riding high with Apple releasing thinner and bigger devices in the past year or so. And according to rumors this trend is set to continue and will be incorporated into this new project with the iPad Pro said to be as thin as the iPhone 6 that was released in the month of September. Facing a lot of…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • Choosing The Right SEO Services For Your Small Business Needs

    Ram kumar
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:04 am
    As the era of the Internet has taken over the world, more and more people are considering the idea to go ahead and publish their businesses on the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Business And Personal Reinvention In The Digital Age

    Ram kumar
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Ever since the advent of the World Wide Web and the new cloud computing paradigm, the world of information technology (IT) has been at the forefront... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What Does Your Logo Say About Your Company? Here’s What You Need To Know

    Pradeep Kumar
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    IMAGE CREDIT: NOD YOUNG / FLICKR What Does Your Logo Say About Your Company? When you are developing your company brand, you need to think about what... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • DVDFab DVD Copy Copies a DVD in a Customizable Way

    Ram kumar
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    DVDFab DVD Copy is definitely one of the most popular software in the DVDFab family. It copies DVDs flexibly, handling any sources and target media... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Inspiring Customer Confidence: The Ultimate Guide To Keeping Your Clients Data Secure

    Pradeep Kumar
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    The need to inspire customer confidence is essential in this digital age. After all, you cannot leave you or your clients wide open to security... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Bright Side of News* » Languages » English

  • Holiday Sales: PS4 For $329, $50 Gift Card With Xbox One

    Derek Strickland
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Sony’s (NYSE: SNE) PlayStation 4 console has been discounted to $329 in Walmart’s new holiday sale, knocking off almost 20% (approximately 18% or $70) of the system’s $399 retail price. This offer only includes the PS4 system, and no games are included. The deal is only available exclusively as in-store pickup, meaning you won’t be able to get it delivered, but you can still order it online and have it shipped to your local Walmart. Walmart isn’t the only one offering holiday sales on this year’s hottest consoles: online retailer Amazon also has a…
  • Transform Your PSU Cabling With CableMod Premium Cables

    Ryan Leiserowitz
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:53 pm
    CableMod is a brand new company that specializes in producing high-end sleeved cable kits for popular PSU brands and models.  It currently produces cable kits for popular Corsair, EVGA(G2,P2), and Seasonic power supplies that incorporate a fully modular design.   The custom cables are made with ModFlex sleeving, which is a premium cable sleeving that is much higher quality than standard sleeving.  ModFlex is made with ultra-fine fibers  with a very dense weave that are much softer than typical nylon sleeving, which makes it much more supple and able to route throughout the case much…
  • Halo 3: ODST Coming To Xbox One, Will Be Free For Halo: MCC Owners

    Derek Strickland
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Halo 3: ODST is coming to Xbox One, and owners of the Halo: Master Chief Collection will get it for free when it launches. 343 Industries head Bonnie Ross recently personally apologized for the Master Chief Collection‘s, bug-ridden launch, promising to “make things right” with the fans. In a recent post on Halo Waypoint, Ross outlines just how the studio is going about earning back the community’s trust, and it involves giving the Halo community what it wants. Owners of the original MCC who played the game from its original release date on Nov. 11 through Dec. 19…
  • Destiny: Xur’s Location And Exotic Wares For 12/19

    Derek Strickland
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Xur, Agent of the Nine is back at the Tower to peddle his intergalactic wares, and we take a look at what Exotic goodies and strange trinkets he has up for offer for Week 15 lasting from Dec. 19 – 21. Today’s visit marks Xur’s second coming since Destiny‘s new Hive-centered The Dark Below DLC launched, and this week’s inventory matches the new layout recently introduced in Week 14. The merchant’s arrival coincides right alongside Bungie launching a fresh wave of the Iron Banner PVP event and lets Guardians gear-up with the very best to test their…
  • BlackBerry Tells Loyal Fans: Rejoice

    Darleen Hartley
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Looking very similar to the BlackBerry Bold, the beleaguered company has announced its new BlackBerry Classic. It’s smaller and most importantly, sports a full QWERTY keyboard and navigation buttons that are not virtual. That’s right; you can do your input on physical keys once again. Nicely designed keys let your fingers know where they are and increase the accuracy of input. Aimed at diehard fans who held on to the original BlackBerry which had been considered the best game in town, the Classic is reminiscent in design. If the newer, bigger touchscreen devices are too bulky for your…
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    Latest Articles from WRAL Tech Wire

  • 2014: The year when Raleigh caught up with Durham

    22 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Two and a half years ago, in one of the first ever columns Joe Procopio wrote for a fledgling ExitEvent, he posed the public question: Raleigh, What Are You? Entrepreneurs and leaders answered that question in 2014. WRAL TechWire Insiders get the exclusive story from Joe Procopio.
  • What will happen in venture capital? Preview nears sellout

    22 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Bull City Venture Partners is bringing together panels of investors to talk about what's head for venture capital and angel financing in 2015. Out-of-region investors who have recently made deals in N.C. and are looking for more are a highlight of the event. But if you want to attend, register soon. It's nearing a sellout.
  • Hackers scare you? 5 ways to make your email safer in case of attack

    22 Dec 2014 | 3:27 am
    The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given attackers access to sensitive information about a company and its customers, such as credit-card numbers and email addresses. One way hackers can sneak into a company is by sending fake emails with malicious links to employee inboxes. Here are five simple steps to make your email more secure and limit the harm a hacker can have.
  • Blackberry posts 3Q adjusted profit, but revenue down

    22 Dec 2014 | 3:25 am
    On Wednesday, Blackberry launched the Classic, a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones -- and most smartphone customers -- have embraced touch screens. Blackberry is courting its core customer, the business user, with the new device. Whether the Classic will sell enough to keep Blackberry in the hardware business is unclear.
  • News in review: WTW's 50 headlines from last week

    22 Dec 2014 | 3:20 am
    Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week.
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • Choosing The Right SEO Services For Your Small Business Needs

    Ram kumar
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:04 am
    As the era of the Internet has taken over the world, more and more people are considering the idea to go ahead and publish their businesses on the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Business And Personal Reinvention In The Digital Age

    Ram kumar
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Ever since the advent of the World Wide Web and the new cloud computing paradigm, the world of information technology (IT) has been at the forefront... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What Does Your Logo Say About Your Company? Here’s What You Need To Know

    Pradeep Kumar
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    IMAGE CREDIT: NOD YOUNG / FLICKR What Does Your Logo Say About Your Company? When you are developing your company brand, you need to think about what... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • DVDFab DVD Copy Copies a DVD in a Customizable Way

    Ram kumar
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    DVDFab DVD Copy is definitely one of the most popular software in the DVDFab family. It copies DVDs flexibly, handling any sources and target media... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Inspiring Customer Confidence: The Ultimate Guide To Keeping Your Clients Data Secure

    Pradeep Kumar
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    The need to inspire customer confidence is essential in this digital age. After all, you cannot leave you or your clients wide open to security... [[ 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

  • 6 Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Photographer On Your List

    Terry White
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:47 am
    I haven’t met a photographer yet that has everything they want. It’s getting down to the wire, but there’s still time. If you have a photographer on your holiday gift list, I’ve hand picked 5 gifts that he or she will love. Best of all they are all under $500 (some below $200). So in no particular order let’s get to it:   CamRanger CamRanger is a wireless/WiFi control system for the most popular Nikon and Canon DSLRs out there. Once your photographer has CamRanger setup they can wirelessly control their camera from a mobile device such as an iPad as well as…
  • Towel Hub: A USB Charging Station for your Kitchen

    Terry White
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Here’s a clever idea for a gadget that looks cool and serves multiple purposes. The Towel Hub is a standard paper towel dispenser. However, at the base you’ll find 4 USB ports to charge your devices. The kitchen seems to be the hub in many homes and now you have a cool way to charge your mobile devices while you hang out at the bar, kitchen table or breakfast nook. You probably have already guessed how this product works. just plug in the AC adapter to a wall outlet, put your roll of paper towel on it and you’re done. You can now plug in up to 4 mobile devices and they will…
  • The Moleskine Smart “Creative Cloud Connected” Notebook

    Terry White
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:11 pm
    As much as I love technology, for many artists nothing beats good ole pen/pencil and paper. Sure we can now sketch right on our iPads or draw with a Wacom tablet right on our computers. However, if you just love the feel of paper then you’ll really like the NEW Moleskine Smart Notebook, which is now Creative Cloud connected. The idea is simple, draw with whatever tools you like to draw with in your notebook. Once you have your analog masterpiece on the page, fire up the companion app on your smartphone and capture your drawing. Once you capture it the app will automatically detect the…
  • Limited Time: Get $300 Off the Nikon D810 and $100 Off the D610

    Terry White
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:59 am
    For a limited time and the first time you can get $300 off the Nikon D810 here. Also the Nikon D610 drops another $100 (a steal) here. These price drops only last until December 13, 2014.   The post Limited Time: Get $300 Off the Nikon D810 and $100 Off the D610 appeared first on Terry White's Tech Blog.
  • Delta Studio: Good Idea. Really Bad Implementation.

    Terry White
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:11 pm
    P.S. don’t tease me with screenshots of movies that aren’t actually available on my flight… As a frequent flier (Diamond Medallion – Million Miler) on Delta I’ve always applauded them for their firsts in making air travel a tad bit more enjoyable. It’s tough to please fliers these days because airlines tend to care more about profits these days than making the flying experience more enjoyable for its customers. However, Delta tends to come out on top when it comes to overall customer satisfaction and that’s largely in part due to the fact that they…
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    The Evangelist Marketing Institute -- Alex L. Goldfayn -- Techniques For Revenue Growth

  • The Personal Effort

    Alex Goldfayn
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Personal communication, along with certain rhinos and all Blackberry models, is on the endangered species list. In an era when anyone can use technology to shout anything to anybody at any time, the simple one-on-one communication will, ironically, help you powerfully stand out from the crowd. So: When you send a group email, send a separate one to a customer, for no other reason than to express appreciation for their partnership and maybe to see how you can serve them better. When you’re thinking about emailing somebody, don’t. Pick up the phone. Also, send hand-written notes.
  • A Powerful Question To Ask Your People…

    Alex Goldfayn
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Want some powerful, instant ideas to grow your business quickly? Ask your customer facing staff — inside sales, outside sales, customer service, even your independent reps — this question: What is our lowest-hanging fruit for fast growth? Because of their varying perspectives on your business, their answers will be far-ranging, with little, if any, repetition. You’ll also gain powerful insight on your people: who’s talking about what they can do, and who’s talking about what you need to do for them? Ask your people, and ask yourself: what can you do (that you…
  • Year-End Revenue Growth

    Alex Goldfayn
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:36 pm
    It’s December 1. Here is a powerful, fast, easy technique for strong revenue growth this month; 1. Make a quick list of all the customers and prospects who discussed a deal with you this year, but did not buy. (Go back through quotes, proposals, and emails to make this list). Total time for this activity: one hour, and that’s a maximum. 2. Organize your list in order of customers / prospects / products / sales you’d like to close most. That is, put the most attractive ones at the top, least attractive at bottom. Total time: 15 minutes. 3. Next to each person on your list,…
  • Even When You’re Busy…

    Alex Goldfayn
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Even when you have meetings all day… Even when you’re at a trade show… Even when you’re on the road, calling on one customer after another… Even when you’re on long, highly-productive conference calls (ha!)… …Take one communication action per day, and insist that your staff and colleagues each do the same. In 15 minutes or less (but often in 90 seconds), you can tell somebody who can buy from you about how they’d improve if they do so. Send an email. Write a hand-written note. At a trade show, tell a prospect about a customer like them. If…
  • The Positive Work Of Revenue Growth

    Alex Goldfayn
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:23 pm
    I was meeting with a new client last week to introduce our project to the top leadership team. In the room were about a dozen people: presidents, along with a number of heads of sales and customer service departments (my work focuses on changing the thinking and behavior of customer-facing staff). As a part of his opening remarks, my client, a co-owner of the company, said “more than anything, this work is positive.” Indeed, almost all of us lose sight of the enormous positive impact of our work. We improve lives and companies, but we spend our days responding to customer…
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    Top News - WebProNews

  • Naomi Watts Defends Renee Zellweger’s Changing Looks — ‘Leave Her Alone’

    Pam Wright
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:31 am
    Naomi Watts thinks everyone should just leave Renee Zellweger alone and stop speculating about her changing looks. Zellweger has been the focus of intense media scrutiny recently after she stepped out looking nearly unrecognizable in October. The SAG-nominated actress spoke to British InStyle and shared her opinion on the rumors about the Bridget Jones’ Diary star’s looks, which include speculation that she has undergone plastic surgery. “[The backlash] was cruel and unnecessary,” she told the magazine, via E! News. “I saw a picture and I thought she looked…
  • Katie Cassidy Flaunts Amazing Abs While on R&R in Miami

    Pam Wright
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:11 am
    Katie Cassidy was looking mighty fine Saturday while flaunting her amazing abs in a bikini in Miami Beach. The Arrow star is taking a break from filming the CW series and enjoying some much deserved rest and relaxation in sunny Florida. According to Just Jared, the 28-year-old has been seen wearing a variety of bikinis, each one outdoing the next. On Friday, she was snapped once again on the beach and hitting up the pool with a group of friends. Also on Saturday, Katie‘s co-stars Stephen Amell and Manu Bennett were seen navigating Vancouver, Canada’s airport on their way to some…
  • Gisele Bundchen Shares Adorable Photo With Daughter, Vivian, Cheering On Hubby Tom Brady

    Pam Wright
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:42 am
    Gisele Bundchen and daughter Vivian captured the joy of the supermodel’s husband Tom Brady’s win Sunday over the New York Jets by posting an adorable photo of the two wearing matching New England Patriots jerseys. The 34-year-old model shared the selfie on Instagram after the Patriots beat the New York Jets 17-16. The two are snapped watching Brady following the game from their home, complete with the family’s dog looking on. “Yeeeeaaaaahh! #godaddy #gopats,” Bundchen captioned the photo. Little Vivian was born in 2012, joining the couple’s son,…
  • Piper Perabo Explains How To Film Around The World On A Budget

    Amanda Crum
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:51 am
    Piper Perabo is no stranger to big-budget films, but for her current project–TV’s Covert Affairs–filming is a much different process, and for good reason. (This article contains some spoilers, so read ahead at your own risk.) The show has taken the actress to locations all over the world–Medellin, Colombia, Rome, Vienna, Copenhagen, and Hong Kong, to name a few–but in order to keep things under budget, the crew is required to have a DIY attitude. “We had a real serious conversation about how do we create a model to film in almost an indie hand-held style…
  • Lily Allen Raises Ire of Christians

    Kimberly Ripley
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Lilly Allen raised the ire of Christians recently when she performed in a faux Nativity scene during a concert in Brixton, England about a week ago. The singer rolled around in a faux-manger stuffed with hay while biblical representations of donkeys and gifts danced behind her at the O2 Academy. British newspaper the Independent reports that many were upset by what is being called a crass move. “This could be extremely offensive to many Christians. It is important that all religions are given the respect they deserve and I can certainly understand why some Christians believe their…
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  • Android One Coming to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal Soon

    Arpit Verma
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:16 pm
    The Android One line up which so far consists of the three devices from Micromax, Spice and Karbonn is set to hit other parts of the sub-continent post a reasonably warm reception in India. Google has reportedly said the program will be expanded to three new countries in the coming week. There is not a lot of information available about the carrier partners or the OEMs that will be involved with Android One when it is launched in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. It is stated though that Banglalink will be the official partner in Bangladesh and there are wide variety of partners who are…
  • Motorola Announces the Motorola Moto X 2nd Generation 32 GB Variant in India

    Arpit Verma
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:24 pm
    As Motorola had promised earlier, it has brought the 32 GB variant of the Motorola Moto X 2nd generation. The smartphone so far was available only in the 16 GB version in normal plastic backs for Rs 31,999. But with the 32 GB version now available and for Rs 32,999, the 16 GB version has received a rice cut and is retailing for Rs 29,999. Not just the 32 GB variant, Motorola has also brought the wooden as well as the leatherback versions of the Moto X in India and will be selling for Rs 31,999 for the 16 GB variant. So far the choices in the leatherback and bamboo variants are fairly limited.
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Image and Specification Details Surface

    Arpit Verma
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:20 am
    Information out of Sony’s offices seem to be leaking faster than nappies of a new born baby, they just do not seem to stop. The latest piece of leak has detailed out confidential information about the Sony Xperia Z4, the upcoming flagship device from Sony. The leak comes from an E-Mail that was sent by Sony Pictures’ CEO Michael Lynton as a part of the proposal for the product placement in the next Bond film. However, that mail has evidently leaked out giving out details of the device which is most likely set to release sometime towards March or November in 2015. The Z4 is expected…
  • Secret Gets a Massive UI Overhaul and Adds Functionality of Chat

    Arpit Verma
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:45 am
    The Anonymous commenting application, Secret has received its first major UI overhaul both on Android as well as iOS. The secret-spilling app so far had a block like interface which allowed users to attach a background image to their post and simply write down a secret that was shared on the timelines of their friends. When this was liked by friends, it was shared with their friends and so forth. However, with this functionality and UI, Secret was becoming rather boring and limited in terms of what it could offer, resulting in sliding usage of the aplication. Sensing this, the Secret team has…
  • Blackberry Anoounces Blackberry Classic with 3.5 Inches Display For $499

    Arpit Verma
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:48 am
    Blackberry is back in the game and this time it is looking to its roots for inspiration. After, several failed attempts with the likes of BlackBerry Passport and the other Z and Q series of devices, BlackBerry is doing what it does the best. The latest smartphone to come from Blackberry is an aptly named device called the Blackberry Classic which does what BlackBerry is known to do, bring brilliant keyboards. The Blackberry Classic brings back the age old design of the Bold and Curve line of devices and the 32 key backlit panel. the device runs the latest Blackberry OS 10 and has a…
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    Honeytech Blog

  • Summary of Xiaomi’s Action Plans in India

    Honey Singh
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    To cut the things short, below are few actions plans of Xiaomi as mentioned by Hugo & Manu at the launch of Redmi Note in Gurgaon today. Redmi Note 3G version launched at 8999 4G version launched at 9999 (become first 4G phone in india below 10k range) Retail Tie up with Airtel Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G will be available on 100 exclusive brand stores in india (by Dec 3week)   Recorded sale of 1.16m phones in single day sale on Tmall (biggest e-com of china) Achieved a rank of 35 in global innovative companies Started in 2010 & Xiaomi become world 3rd largest…
  • Mobogenie is the Perfect Way for Young Developers to Monetize and Market their Apps

    Honey Singh
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    With the growth of mobile, the market for applications has grown more than any other. While hardware has reached a point of exhaustion, you feel software could still take the whole experience a notch or two above. This is why software is going to be a critical differentiator in the upcoming days and the only way to make the difference would be by having the best developers on board. Keeping this in mind, Mobogenie, has rolled out a platform for the developers that would allow them not only a platform to showcase their application, on the Mobogenie App Store, but also give the developers a…
  • 5 Reasons why Wireless Charging Never Caught on

    Aditya Shenoy
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    The first thing that comes to mind when you read wireless charging is that of a phone magically charging the moment you’re in a particular zone; just like Wi-Fi. Sadly that’s not how wireless charging works in the present day. You need a charging base on which you need to place a wireless charging compatible phone and it starts charging. It works on the principle of inductive charging — where in the charging base and the phone has coils to transmit energy without having to connect any cable to the phone. Quite a lot of manufacturers attempted to crack the market and introduce…
  • How to use Social Money using Oxigen Wallet

    Honey Singh
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    We have been using our social platforms for networking, chat and fun. But do you also know, that you can send / receive money using your Facebook, Twitter, Google plus, WhatsApp & Email accounts with the help of Oxigen Wallet? It sounds like the exciting trending hashtag, and it’s true! Now you can use the Social Money on Oxigen Wallet and send money to any of your social friends using the fastacash technology. 7 Easy Steps to use Social Money on Facebook / Twitter / Google Plus / WhatsApp/ Email Step 1: Download and launch the oxigen wallet app on your android  (the social money…
  • 3 tips to save your website from heartbleed bug

    Honey Singh
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    Several months ago, a bug was detected in a popular part of cryptography which affected a huge number of websites all over the world. This vulnerability – known as the heartbleed bug – made sensitive information visible to anyone who cared. In some cases, it led to passcodes being released. For anyone who had ever shopped online and created an account with an e-commerce site, the danger was easy to understand. Within days of the vulnerability being exposed, however, developers were able to patch the problem, once again making the SSL protocol secure. What can you do as a website owner?
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    TechChunks: Latest Technology Tips, Gadgets, SEO, Blogging, Social Media

  • Android Security; Why Android 5.0 Lollipop is Not Enough!

    10 Dec 2014 | 4:36 am
    Why You Still Need to Worry About Your Android Security — Even If You Have Lollipop With the release of the latest version of the Android operating system, version 5.0 or Lollipop, many people are convinced that it’s the most secure version yet. With new features like SmartLock and automatic encryption, proponents claim that Android phones are now completely safe from any type of data theft. While these new features are certainly an improvement, they don’t guarantee that the information you send, receive, and store with your mobile device will never fall into the wrong hands. That’s…
  • How Small Businesses Can Grow in 2015 With Cloud Computing

    9 Dec 2014 | 3:01 am
    By now, it’s clear: Cloud computing isn’t going anywhere. In fact, recent surveys indicate that just about 90 percent of all companies are using some form of cloud service, most often for storage. However, some small businesses are still hesitant to make the leap to the cloud, for various reasons. Security concerns are at the forefront of most entrepreneur’s minds; the consequences of a security breach can be devastating to a small business, so many simply opt to keep all functions in-house. Cost, fears of downtime, and confusion about how to integrate cloud systems with existing…
  • Tips on How to Protect Job Applicants’ Identities

    7 Dec 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Help Wanted: Why You Need to Protect Job Applicants’ Identities — And How to Do It? Most people are aware of the risk of identity theft by now, and in most situations, take every precaution necessary to protect their personal information. They know, for example, not to respond to phishing emails asking for account information, or to send their Social Security number via email. However, there is one situation in which their usual caution flies out the window, and they put their identities at risk: during the job hunt. Think about how much personal information that the average job seeker…
  • Easily Convert DVD To iPhone6 With DVDFab DVD Ripper

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:09 am
    How often have you wished there was an easy way to watch all the favorite movies on DVDs on your iPhones and iPads? Despite of so many DVD rippers available today in the market, most of them are often too clumsy or take too long time to convert DVDs to supported video formats. Even if you manage to save some of those DVDs on to your hard drive (which will not be an easy task, given that most of the movies come in copy-protected DVDs now-a-days), playing them on your iOS devices via iTunes may not be as easy because of the number of tracks, sub-title files and folder structure of the DVD. But…
  • How to Find the Right Software Solutions for your Business

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Software is a crucial component of many businesses, enabling the efficient management of everything from payroll to stock. Whether you’re upgrading your solution or looking to implement one for the first time, this article will provide you with an overview of some of the important considerations. It’s a big investment that will have a big impact on your businesses, so expert advice from a business-focused software developer like GlobalX might be of value. Buy for the Future Businesses generally use a software solution for around three years before upgrading. Consider your staff numbers,…
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    The Lantronix Blog

  • The ZANO Drone and xPico Wi-Fi: Taking “Selfies” to a New Height!

    Mark Tullio
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:41 pm
    You may not have seen them yet, but if you look closely, drones are here. They’re everywhere. And it’s just the beginning. While the military has been using drones since the 1970s, it was arguably Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ December 2013 announcement of his company’s plan to offer 30 minute product deliveries via drones that brought them to the mainstream. Whether or not such a delivery service pans out is less important than the buzz (no pun intended) it created – as a kickstart for the drone industry. Amazon’s PrimeAir delivery drone Watch the Zano Drone Teaser Video Speaking of…
  • xPrintServer Featured on ‘Today in iOS’ Podcast

    Mark Tullio
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    xPrintServer recently hit the airwaves as the popular “Today in iOS” covered it in their weekly podcast. With more than 150,000 unique monthly visitors and about 30,000 unique downloads per episode, Today in iOS discusses a variety of topics related to iPhones and iPads. The host raved about the simplicity of xPrintServer – he set it up in no time at all and said it was really a pleasure to use. The segment begins at the 46:08 mark – click here to listen: The post xPrintServer Featured on ‘Today in iOS’ Podcast appeared first on The Lantronix Blog.
  • World’s Deepest Underwater Observatory Relies on SLB

    Mark Tullio
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    Case Study in Baseline Magazine Earlier this year we blogged about how our Secure Lantronix Branch (SLB) Office Manager was being used at Aloha Cabled Observatory (ACO) – the world’s deepest observatory at 3 miles below the sea surface – to securely manage remote servers and IT infrastructure equipment. Well, Baseline Magazine thought the use case was so cool that they’ve written a great case study about it! “SLB allows the observatory to transmit data over a local network that includes fiber-optic cable, repeaters on the sea floor, computer modules that handle some processing under…
  • #BeOurPal – September Photo Contest Winner!

    Mark Tullio
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:18 pm
    We’re pleased to announce the first winner of the Print and Learn (PAL) program’s #BeOurPal Photo Contest – high school Spanish Teacher Elizabethe! She will receive a free xPrintServer Home Edition to help her be successful in a digital educational environment. Her photo was randomly selected for the month of September and showcased a great use of technology in learning; she uses technology to create PowerPoint lessons for her Spanish students. Elizabethe says she will now use the xPrintServer Home Edition to print out educational Spanish games and worksheets that she finds on her iPad.
  • The Industry’s First Modular Console Manager Is Here!

    Mark Tullio
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:11 pm
    This week at Interop, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the SLC™ 8000 advanced modular console manager. The newest addition to our IT infrastructure management solutions, the Lantronix SLC 8000 provides secure in-band and out-of-band management that allows IT personnel of any size enterprise to centrally manage, monitor and troubleshoot IT equipment. The end result? Reduced downtime and increased response efficiency so that IT incidents are resolved quickly and with minimal or no network disruption. Its modular design makes the SLC 8000 the first of its kind, allowing users to…
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    Trending Technologies | TripleTremelo

  • Polar science gets robot assistance

    Nidhi Mathew
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:24 pm
    One of the most difficult areas of study for polar scientists is the undersurface of the Arctic sea ice. There are regions where icebreaker ships seem to be ineffective in making ways for researchers to explore the environment under giant sea ice. As the global climate change continues to impact the Arctic environment, understanding the ecosystem of this part of the world is becoming more important than ever before. Exploration of areas under sea ice gets a break as polar science gets robot assistance; Massachusetts based Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has created the much needed…
  • The 2016 Cadillac CT6 will allow video rear view

    Daris Abraham
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:33 pm
    The rear view mirror of a car allows the driver to look at the back lanes and positions of other vehicles behind on the road. The reflection in the mirror is, however, a partial view of the whole scenario behind the car as the field of vision is limited through the rear window. In addition, there are obstructions like rear seat, pillar and passengers’ heads along with traditional “blind spots”. Nevertheless, drivers around the globe make their best judgements in the matter and most of them are aware of the fact that objects in the mirror are closer than what they appear to be. However,…
  • Will Samsung Pay be trusted as much as Apple Pay?

    Daris Abraham
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:48 am
    Using the Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, Apple Pay allows consumers to pay for merchandise swiftly with a smartphone. There is no need for cash or credit (or debit) card at a retail point; Apple’s touch ID sensor verifies payments through fingerprints via Device Account Number that is tied to funds designated by the customer. Apple Pay is available on iPhone 6 and other iOS Apple devices and the system is supported by banks and companies that “represent about 90 percent of the credit card purchase volume in the United States,” reports the New York Times. As an able…
  • First robot to buy a plane ticket

    Daris Abraham
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:28 am
    Athena was taken in a wheelchair to the Lufthansa counter at Los Angeles International Airport last Monday to board flight # 9801 to Frankfurt, Germany. TV crews had their video recorders on, camera flashes went off and people were snapping the scene in their mobile phones. Athena is not a celebrity, but she is the first robot to buy a plane ticket, has a passport and is being accompanied by Alexander Herzog and Jeannette Bohg, the two scientists who created her. The humanoid robot is 6 feet 2 inches tall and has a weight of approximately 100 pounds. Built by Salt Lake City based Sarcos,…
  • This BMW car will let your smartwatch park it

    Daris Abraham
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    Next month, BMW will be at the CES with an i3 equipped with “Remote Valet Parking Assistant” (RVPA). RVPA is a new technology that works through a smartwatch app; using this tech, BMW will let  smartwatches park its cars. The feature is beyond what is commonly known as “self-parking”; the driver of a vehicle with RVPA can step out at a parking lot’s (or garage’s) entrance and let the car find its parking spot. You drop the vehicle at the garage’s door, activate the RVPA on your smartwatch and the rest of the job will be done by the car by itself. BMW built the RVPA system…
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  • ‘Final Fantasy XV’ trailer features insane road trip action

    Nicole Batac
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:02 pm
    When we say road trip action, we mean people coming out of a car to beat up a crew of guys in armor and gigantic land mammals come out of a car. No, we’re not sure what Final Fantasy XV is about just yet. But we are trying to piece things together with the new trailer unveiled at Jump Festa 2015 Japanese convention. For now, we see it involves a road trip of sort and a quest through another fantasy world. There is no word yet when the game will be shipping though. Source: The Verge
  • Text on your Android Wear smartwatch with Coffee messaging app

    Nicole Batac
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Have an urgent text that you just have to acknowledge but it’s inconvenient to bring your phone out? A new messaging app built for Android Wear will make it possible to respond to text messages right from your smartwatch. Coffee app comes with 100 preset messages that you can use to answer messages. You can also customize a number of them if they don’t match what you want to say. The app even lets you set vibrating patterns for certain contacts so you would know who is messaging you. Source: Android Community | Download: Google Play Store (Free)
  • Nike finally brings Golf 360 to Android

    Nicole Batac
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:37 pm
    It took Nike two years to bring its Golf 360 app to Android. We’re not sure why it took them that long but at least now it’s finally here. Golf 360 app is Nike’s training app for aspiring pro golfers. It has a golf scoreboard that supports up to four players and is pre-loaded with 26,000 courses in North America and Europe. You can, of course, sync with the web service and track your history and improvement (if there is any). The app also provides recommended workouts and recorded golf swings from the professionals to help you take the sport more seriously. And yes, it ties…
  • Canadian Reviewer Weekly Roundup 12/14-12/20

    Nicole Batac
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:48 pm
    2014 Gift Guide: Health and Wellness Review: Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 Review: Amazon Kindle (2014) Hands On: Pebble Steel smart watch Review: HTC RE mobile action camera SourceCode: For BlackBerry, all roads lead to NYC for Classic launch Runtastic and Oculus Rift to offer 3D fitness exercises FrontLog 1.1 is a multi-level task manager for iOS Top trends and tech to consider this holiday season Robin Williams tops Google Canada’s 2014 trending list Instagram introduces five new filters BlackBerry launching secure productivity bundle with Blend, BBM and VPN authentication BlackBerry…
  • Evernote brings Context feature to Android and Windows

    Nicole Batac
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Evernote debuted in October a feature they call Context to iOS and Mac. What Context does is it pulls content from different sources and then displays these on your screen. The sources include everything from your old notes, your co-workers’ notes, as well as websites like The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and Fast Company. Now, Android and Windows Phone users who have Premium and Business accounts on Evernote will gain access to Context. If you worry about having your information shared with these different sources, Evernote assures its users that it doesn’t share information…
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  • YU Yureka with Cyanogen OS, 64-bit Octa-Core CPU, 4G LTE launched in India for Rs. 8999

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:03 am
    At an event in Delhi today, Micromax launched its much awaited YU smartphone brand in India. Yureka is the first device from YU brand running CyanogenMod OS 11, priced aggressively at Rs. 8,999. The YU branded ‘YUREKA’ smartphone will be exclusively available online on Amazon India and registrations for the same starts on 19th December at 2PM on The device will however go on sale in the second week of January. YUreka looks a promising smartphone in terms of its hardware, Cyanogen OS, privacy features, customization, after-sales support, frequent OTA updates every month and its…
  • Vivo Xshot 4G – Hands-on Video, Photos, Camera Features & Specifications

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:43 am
    At the launch event of X5Max, Vivo also showcased four other smartphones of which the “Xshot” grabbed the utmost attention. The Xshot is a 4G enabled smartphone featuring a beautiful design, amazing camera, slim form-factor, great hardware and packs Vivo’s extreme Hi-Fi sound quality experience. Xshot is a camera-centric smartphone that’s why it’s termed Xshot. It sports an outstanding rear and front camera, that is perfect for photography lovers who wish to own a smartphone with professional camera for capturing high quality photos, videos and taking great selfies. The Xshot…
  • Vivo launches X5Max, world’s slimmest smartphone in India at Rs. 32,980

    16 Dec 2014 | 3:18 am
    At a grand event in New Delhi, ‘Vivo’ the Chinese smartphone manufacturer mainly known for slimmest phones powered with its Hi-Fi and Smart technology, launched its operations in India. Vivo has entered the Indian market with five smartphones namely – X5Max, Xshot, X3S, Y22, and Y15. All these phones pack different hardware specifications and range from budget-oriented to high-end price segment. “X5Max”, the leading model of Vivo’s X series is the slimmest smartphone in the world with just 4.75mm in thickness and is equipped with the extreme Hi-Fi 2.0 and smart experience. The…
  • Guide to Install Android 5.0 Lollipop on Xiaomi Mi 3W [AOSP ROM by Ivan]

    9 Dec 2014 | 5:06 am
    The wait is finally over for Xiaomi Mi 3 users (almost) as ‘Ivan’, the popular developer at Xiaomi has released a working Android 5.0 AOSP ROM for Mi 3. The ROM is based on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS but it is not a final version and contains some bugs. The Lollipop ROM with build version 4.12.9 is available only for Mi 3W (WCDMA variant). The ROM by Ivan comes with minimal apps, thus offering users a Nexus like pure Android experience on Mi 3. It supports English language and seems pretty stable. As there are no Google apps included, you need to flash the appropriate Gapps file…
  • How to Root Xiaomi Redmi Note 3G Indian version

    8 Dec 2014 | 1:49 am
    The recently launched smartphone “Redmi Note” by Xiaomi is available exclusively on Flipkart from 2nd December. Currently, 3G version of Xiaomi Redmi Note is available for purchase through Mi’s flash sales model and the 4G version is expected to go on sale by mid-December. Redmi Note is an affordable phone at a price of Rs. 8,999 featuring a 5.5-inch HD display, Octa-core CPU by MediaTek clocked at 1.7GHz, runs on Android 4.2.2 optimized with MIUI 5, supports Dual-SIM, packs a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, and 2GB RAM. For more details, check out “Specifications Comparison…
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    Monday Note

  • My Best Reads This Year

    Frédéric Filloux
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:53 am
    by Frédéric Filloux For this year’s last Monday Note, I chose to share a few interesting topics I followed in 2014. I expect many of them will stay high in next year’s news cycle. Here are my picks, in about 40 links. The Great Mobile Takeover… Next year, the vast majority of media will see more than 50% of their traffic coming from mobile devices (Facebook is way ahead with 65%). We might see a new breed of mobile-only quality media, but the ecosystem still has to come up with ad formats that don’t irritate audiences, and adjusting revenue streams won’t be…
  • MSFT Hardware Futures

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:53 am
      (Strangely, the WordPress software gives me a “Bad Gateway 502″  error message when I fully spell the name of the Redmond company) by Jean-Louis Gassée Microsoft’s hardware has long been a source of minor profit and major pain. In this last 2014 Monday Note, we’ll look at the roles Microsoft’s hardware devices will play — or not —  in the company’s future. Excluding keyboards and the occasional Philippe Starck mouse, Microsoft makes three kinds of hardware: Game consoles, PC-tablet hybrids, and smartphones. We’ll start with the oldest and least problematic…
  • The Intel Enigma

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
      by Jean-Louis Gassée Intel once turned down the opportunity to become the sole supplier of iPhone processors. Why haven’t they let go of their defocused search for the Next Big Thing and, instead, used All Means Necessary to regain the account? Intel is a prosperous company. For the quarter ended last September, Intel scored $14.6B in Sales, 65% Gross Margin and $4.5B in Operating Income, a nice progression from the same period a year ago: A 65% Gross Margin is enviable for any company, and exceptional for a hardware maker: Intel’s GM is up in software territory. By comparison,…
  • The Rise of AdBlock Reveals A Serious Problem in the Advertising Ecosystem

    Frédéric Filloux
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:13 am
      By Frédéric Filloux Seeing a threat to their ecosystem, French publishers follow their German colleagues and prepare to sue startup Eyeo GmbH, the creator of anti-advertising software AdBlock Plus. But they cannot ignore that, by using ABP, millions of users actively protest against the worst forms of advertising.  On grounds that it represents a major economic threat to their business, two groups of French publishers are considering a lawsuit against AdBlockPlus creator Eyeo GmbH. (Les Echos, broke the news in this story, in French). Plaintiffs are said to be the GESTE and…
  • Apple Watch: Hard Questions, Facile Predictions

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:15 pm
      by Jean-Louis Gassée Few Apple products have agitated forecasters and competitors as much as the company’s upcoming watch. The result is an escalation of silly numbers – and one profound observation from a timepiece industry insider. Apple Watch 2015 sales predictions are upon us: 10 million20 million24 million30 million, even 40 millionTry googling “xx million apple watch”, you won’t be disappointed. Microsoft’s Bing doesn’t put a damper on the enthusiasm either: It finds a prediction for first year sales of 60 million Apple Watches! These are scientific, irony-free…
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  • Save 53% – Get A Limited Edition Code Black Aerial Drone For $69, HD for $89

    Dave LeClair
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Drones are everywhere. Well, not really, but as word gets out about this awesome deal from StackSocial, they will be. We’re talking about a flying drone with a camera for $69. That’s a savings of 53% off the full price of $149. The HD version is currently available for pre-order as well. If you’ve ever wanted to get in on the fun of flying a drone around and recording stuff, now is your chance! Don’t wait, though, because this deal is only available for a limited time! Head over to StackSocial and purchase a Limited Edition Code Black Aerial Drone with a...Read the…
  • Why You Should Upgrade To Internet Explorer 11 Now

    Christian Cawley
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Poor Internet Explorer. Years of neglect from Microsoft and poor adherence to web standards have led to Windows’ native browser being a much-maligned presence on your computer. But is it really that bad? In truth, Microsoft attempted to reverse the rot with Internet Explorer 7, following the disaster that was IE6. Restoring Internet Explorer to a browser that people actually wanted to use was always going to be a hard road, but it’s just possible that with Internet Explorer 11 this stage has been reached. Internet Explorer 11 Is Fast Full of surprises, perhaps the biggest shock is…
  • Working With Slow-Motion Video: Tips For The Editing Time Lord

    Joshua Lockhart
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    So you’ve shot some video at a high frame rate… what exactly should you do with it now? There are so many elements in slow motion video that need to be considered in post-production. Luckily for you, we’ve considered most of them to bring you our guide to post-processing your slo-mo masterpiece. Project Rate Versus File Frame Rate An important checklist item when shooting in slow-motion – before you even edit - is to see if you’re working with the actual frame rate you’re shooting in or something called a project frame rate. Basically, your…
  • Your Facebook Year In Review, OK Google, Buy Me A Chromebook [Tech News Digest]

    Dave Parrack
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Also, Sony wants to release The Interview online, Google+ improves your videos, Reddit Notes $5 million giveaway, and LG trolls pets using televisions. Your Facebook Year In Review For 2014 I’m already fed up of the Facebook auto-generated “it’s been an awesome year” slideshow of office nights out and ugly children. — Dave Jones (@WelshGasDoc) December 21, 2014 Facebook is offering all its users a review of the past year. Unlike last year’s much-parodied video-based effort, 2014 is summed up for each individual by way of a montage of best moments, with photos, videos, and…
  • How To Decide If You Should Post Something On Social Media

    Dave LeClair
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    We all love sharing things on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. But there’s some things that are better off left private. So how’s one to decide what they should share? You might think you have a post that all of your friends and followers will love, but how can you be sure? The answer is simple: take a look at this handy flow chart and make a smart sharing decision. Via Online Classes Click To EnlargeRead the full article: How To Decide If You Should Post Something On Social Media
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  • 6 Things Likable People do Differently

    Patrick Banks
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:10 pm
    He’s sitting at the corner of the bar surrounded on all sides with people jostling just to get with earshot of him. He’s the guy that everyone wants to know and to be around. A lot of guys assume being well liked man is just something you either have or don’t have but this is a mistake. You too can become a likeable person by adapting the right mindset and mannerisms. Here are 6 Things Likable People do differently: They Remember Everybody’s Name In his classic book How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie says that “Names are the sweetest and most important sound in…
  • 20 Incredible Photos Taken With an iPhone 6

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Do you dream of taking beautiful photos but sadly do not have the cash for high-end DLSR cameras? If that is the case, there is no need to worry since all you really need to be able to take some gorgeous photos is a mobile phone with a good camera, some handy mobile photography tips, and a collection of photos that can serve as your inspiration. It might sound crazy to take beautiful photos using only your mobile phone but when you have something like the iPhone 6, taking crazy beautiful photographs isn’t really hard to do. Take a look at its specs and you will see what makes the iPhone’s…
  • 20 Everyday Little Things Left Unnoticed

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:27 pm
    “The little things.” Most of the time this phrase is used to describe why a relationship works or not. Like a conversation between two friends: Friend: What makes him the best boyfriend in the world? Girlfriend: It’s the “little things.” But these “little things” aren’t just exclusive to relationships. More often than not, we neglect important “little things” because they’re so well-designed, we feel that they’ll always be there. These things are common artifacts we use daily. We often take them for granted, not realizing that without them it’ll be difficult to…
  • 8 Popular Websites That Have Fallen from Grace

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:02 pm
    If change in the real world is constant, change in cyber world is inescapable. One day, you’re the hottest website in the world; the next, you’re barely scraping by. Unlike in the real world where cleaning up an act over and over again is accorded, the cyber world is a lot more unforgiving. One wrong move online and it can trigger a bad domino effect. No wonder, current popular websites are more vigilant than ever. Mapquest Way before Google Maps gained the top online mapping services spot, MapQuest’s name was already established. To some extent, the latter provides street-level…
  • 15 Cool iOS 8 Tricks iPhone Users Need to Know

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Just like simple logo designs have their own “secret” meanings and symbolisms, operating systems also have hidden (or not so hidden) tricks. Apple’s iOS 8 is a prime example of an operating system that’s brimming with tips and tricks that make the use of the iPhone a lot convenient and productive. Want to find out these tricks? Here are 15 impressive iOS 8 hacks that will make your life easier and your work more productive. Auto-Fill Payment Forms Are you an avid Amazon or Netflix shopper? Save time and hassle from manually filling yet another Amazon or Netflix payment form by just…
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    Technology News from SciGuru Science News

  • Thinnest-ever imaging platform using atom-thick charge-coupled devices

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:15 pm
    An atomically thin material developed at Rice University may lead to the thinnest-ever imaging platform. Synthetic two-dimensional materials based on metal chalcogenide compounds could be the basis for superthin devices, according to Rice researchers. One such material, molybdenum disulfide, is being widely studied for its light-detecting properties, but copper indium selenide (CIS) also shows...
  • New findings could point the way to “valleytronics”

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:57 am
    New findings from a team at MIT and other institutions could provide a pathway toward a kind of two-dimensional microchip that would make use of a characteristic of electrons other than their electrical charge, as in conventional electronics. The new approach is dubbed “valleytronics,” because it makes use of properties of an electron that can be depicted as a pair of deep valleys...
  • Computers identify patterns and can teach by example

    5 Dec 2014 | 6:54 am
    Computers are good at identifying patterns in huge data sets. Humans, by contrast, are good at inferring patterns from just a few examples. In a paper appearing at the Neural Information Processing Society’s conference next week, MIT researchers present a new system that bridges these two ways of processing information, so that humans and computers can collaborate to make better...
  • Smartphone game helps children to improve asthma inhaler technique

    4 Dec 2014 | 6:22 am
    Researchers at The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have developed a new interactive smartphone game can help children use a key asthma inhaler (‘a spacer’) far more effectively, allowing them to breathe more easily.
  • New nanofabrication technique: Single-atom layers that snap together like Legos

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Physicists at the University of Kansas have fabricated an innovative substance from two different atomic sheets that interlock much like Lego toy bricks. The researchers said the new material — made of a layer of graphene and a layer of tungsten disulfide — could be used in solar cells and flexible electronics. Their findings are published today by Nature Communications.
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    Insivia Marketing + Web Design

  • 4 SEO Tips for Lawyers

    15 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    How many customers are you delivering to your competitors simply because your firm’s website is not optimized for search? When it comes to hiring an attorney, consumers are increasingly using more online resources during their decision making process. Search engines are becoming the most common online tool for finding, validating, and often times selecting an attorney. 58 million people in the US looked for an attorney last year That’s where SEO comes in. Some attorneys don’t know what SEO stands for, others are familiar with SEO but don’t know what it entails. The basics: Search…
  • How Can Manufacturers Get the Right Customers?

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    For Manufacturers it can be a struggle to capture the right customers. In this insivia insight Andy shares a few tips to make this process a success. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • How to Use Marketing Automation to Sell Your SAAS Product

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    In this insight Derek shares a few ways you can use marketing automation in your strategy to help sell your SAAS product. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • How to get a head start on marketing your product

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    When developing a new product or service many people don’t think to begin their marketing ahead of time. Doing this can greatly increase your chances for success. In this insight Andy shares a few ways you can get your product out to your audience before it launches. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • What should you do once you have a customer? – SAAS Marketing

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Once you close a lead it’s important to make sure you do everything you can to give them a great experience. This won’t just help retain the customer, but can also lead to referrals.  In this insight Patrick explains what you should be doing to make sure your customers get what they need and come back wanting more.  Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
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    Top News - MIT Technology Review

  • Can Japan Recapture Its Solar Power?

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:05 pm
    The way the Land of the Rising Sun built and lost its dominance in photovoltaics shows just how vulnerable renewables remain to changing politics and national policies.It’s 38 °C on the Atsumi Peninsula southwest of Tokyo: a deadly heat wave has been gripping much of Japan late this summer. Inside the offices of a newly built power plant operated by the plastics company Mitsui Chemicals, the AC is blasting. Outside, 215,000 solar panels are converting the blistering sunlight into 50 megawatts of electricity for the local grid. Three 118-meter-high wind turbines erected at the site add six…
  • The Troll Hunters

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:05 pm
    A group of journalists and researchers wade into ugly corners of the Internet to expose racists, creeps, and hypocrites. Have they gone too far?We’ve come up with the menacing term “troll” for someone who spreads hate and does other horrible things anonymously on the Internet. Internet trolls are unsettling not just because of the things they say but for the mystery they represent: what kind of person could be so vile? One afternoon this fall, the Swedish journalist Robert Aschberg sat on a patio outside a drab apartment building in a suburb of Stockholm, face to face with an Internet…
  • Auras: There’s an App for That

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A variety of new digital filters will make a photograph look vintage. The inauthenticity of the effect is irrelevant: it’s enough to evoke an audience’s sense of the past.In 1977, at the International Center of Photography in New York, the late American photographer William DeLappa exhibited a series of black-and-white images entitled “The Portraits of Violet and Al.” Revolving around the title characters, it appeared to be a collection of several dozen photographs made by different people from the late 1940s through the early ’60s. Most were snapshots, though one looked like an ID…
  • Geneticists Begin Tests of an Internet for DNA

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Scientists are starting to open their DNA databases online, creating a network that could pave the way for gene analysis at a new scale.A coalition of geneticists and computer programmers calling itself the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health is developing protocols for exchanging DNA information across the Internet. The researchers hope their work could be as important to medical science as HTTP, the protocol created by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989, was to the Web.
  • Chemical-Sensing Displays and Other Surprising Uses of Glass

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    An inside look at Corning’s labs suggests what’s next for the inventor of Gorilla Glass.Someday your smartphone might be able to help you in a new way when you’re traveling: by telling you whether the water is safe to drink.
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    Emerging Technology and Trends

  • Ethics! An Oxymoron or a business reality

    8 Dec 2014 | 3:46 am
    Two mission statements that tell a story
  • Dow Chemical Transforms its Myriad of Data into Real-time, Actionable Manufacturing

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    Dow Chemical uses Northwest Analytics's NWA Focus EMI® solution. The solution allows Dow to access data directly from existing data sources, passed it through a global analytics layer, and then visualized the critical process information in real time. Dow's solution achieves an annual ROI of $1,000,000 – $2,000,000 per plant per year.
  • Firebrand names latest winner of Free Training for Life

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Firebrand are delighted to announce the latest winner of Free Training for Life. Mario Henkel, is an IT Administrator working for ponturo consulting AG in Frankfurt. He will gain a lifetime of free access to 200+ IT, security and project management courses. His prize is estimated to be worth over £1 million.
  • TechQuarters honoured at National Apprenticeship Awards 2014

    24 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    TechQuarters – a Firebrand Apprenticeship partner - was last night crowned Small Employer of the Year in the Regional finals of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014. The award recognises their continued contribution, commitment and success through their Apprenticeship programme. TechQuarters will now compete in the National finals, to be recognised as the best Small Employer of Apprentices in the United Kingdom.
  • Future Enterprise- The Future of the Globalised Enterprise

    5 Sep 2014 | 1:03 am
    The Director of the Future Planet Research Centre- David Hunter Tow, predicts that Globalisation will be an unstoppable force in the 21st century and the only salvation for Eaaarth 2.0 as it races towards its imminent tipping point of harsh climate change and exhaustion of finite resources. In such a globalised society the future enterprise will also be forced to substantially adapt its operating and management strategies to encompass a more innovative, ethical and collaborative mindset, regardless of size or industry, in order to survive.
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  • Mobile Photography – A Picture’s Worth with Anette Schmitz-Millrath

    Joanne Carter
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    ‘A Picture’s Worth‘… is where we ask mobile photographers that have created powerful mobile photography/art to explain the processes they took. This includes their initial thoughts as to what they […] The post Mobile Photography – A Picture’s Worth with Anette Schmitz-Millrath appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App – Union – Masking and Blending – Temporary Price Drop

    Joanne Carter
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:07 am
    Union is a hugely popular app for masking and blending your iOS Photography images.  It allows you to combine photographs, to easily create superimposed, silhouetted and double exposure images.  You […] The post iOS Photography App – Union – Masking and Blending – Temporary Price Drop appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Flickr Group Showcase – 21 December 2014 – TheAppWhisperer!

    Joanne Carter
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    Alluring, beguiling, captivating, seductive and charming – all adjectives that I can use today to describe the incredible images within this weeks’ Flickr Group Showcase. It is totally ‘wow’!  I […] The post Flickr Group Showcase – 21 December 2014 – TheAppWhisperer! appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iPad Photography Tutorial – Pixelmator Wrap-up Part 5 – Retouch and Effects by Jerry Jobe

    Jerry Jobe
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:28 am
    We are delighted to publish Part 5 (of 5) of a wonderful series of tutorials covering the brand new Pixelmator app for iPad. If you have missed Part 1, please […] The post iPad Photography Tutorial – Pixelmator Wrap-up Part 5 – Retouch and Effects by Jerry Jobe appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Shift – New iPhone Photography App Now Available! We Have Codes To Giveaway!

    Joanne Carter
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    Shift by Pixite apps, developers of popular photo apps including Tangent, Fragment and Union is now available in the Apple App Store.  Shift is all about filters and lets you […] The post Shift – New iPhone Photography App Now Available! We Have Codes To Giveaway! appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • How to Avoid EHR-related Medical Record Cloning When Billing Higher Level E/M Services

    Julie Clements
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Though Electronic Health Records (EHRs) can support appropriate documentation for billing higher level evaluation and management (E/M) services for Medicare, cloning of medical records or copying the content from previous visits with EHR can defy the purpose. In addition to the individual requirements of the CPT code for E/M services, medical necessity is also an important criterion for payment. Cloning of documentation is regarded as a misrepresentation of the medical necessity requirement for coverage of services. When such kind of documentation is identified, it will result in denial of…
  • AR Management and its Importance in Medical Billing and Collections

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:59 am
    AR management is a vital part of the medical billing process and is crucial for the financial stability and success of a medical practice. Accounts receivable basically refers to the sum owed to the medical practice for the services provided but not yet paid for. AR management strategies need to be payer-specific (for reimbursements) and patient-specific (for co-pays, deductibles, etc.). In medical billing, following up claims after submission would reduce accounts receivable by reducing the number of days from submission to payment. Ideally, the claim should be submitted within 72 hours…
  • EHR Systems and ICD-10 Transition

    Meghann Kiernan
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:07 pm
    The delay in transition to the next generation of medical coding, ICD-10-CM/PCS till October 1, 2015 has given both physicians and electronic health record (HER) vendors more time to prepare their systems for the change. ICD-10 offers better representation of disease severity and risk as well as better claim information that provides support to automated processing. In physician practices, a variety of systems such as EHR and billing and practice management need to be customized to support ICD-10. In fact, experts point out that updating their EHR for compliance with ICD-10 is one of the…
  • Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions Can Improve Healthcare Quality

    Natalie Tornese
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has introduced several new financial incentives and penalties in order to optimize the overall healthcare system performance. Policy makers are constantly searching for new ways to enhance the quality of patient care and reduce total health insurance spending. Reducing hospital readmissions is one such major initiative launched by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve the healthcare quality in the United States. Hospital readmission is defined as a patient being readmitted within the initial 30 days of hospital stay. In fact, avoidable…
  • Why is it Crucial to Update the U.S. Medical Coding System

    Julie Clements
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:53 pm
    The U.S. is one of the developed nations which is still using ICD-9, many others already having implemented ICD-10 codes. The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 by October 1, 2015 is not easy as ICD-9 is deeply rooted in healthcare system and to upgrade the existing systems with the new codes is technically difficult. Implementing ICD-10 will benefit physicians, patients, and the healthcare system in general as the new codes will result in a more accurate reporting system with better support for the clinical decision. It will also pave the way for advancements in diagnosis and treatment options…
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    Latest News, Reviews & More from TechReviewSource

  • Pebble Steel Smartwatch

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Pebble Steel is as mature as smartwatches come; it couples sophisticated design with a burgeoning Pebble app store, and cements its place atop the competition. Read more ...
  • Apple Patent Hints at More Uses for Touch ID Sensor

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Apple has slowly expanded the utilization of the Touch ID sensor beyond its security-focused origins. And if a new patent is any indication of the company's ambitions, then the little touch button on the bottom of your brand-new iPhone might be able to do even more things in the future. We're being vague, we realize, […]
  • North Korea Demands U.S. Helps Investigate Sony Cyberattack

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Well, we suppose that's one way to get another party interested: Threaten them into working with you. At least, that appears to be the stance taken by North Korea's foreign ministry as of late. In response to recent allegations from the FBI that the North Korean government was responsible for the big Sony Pictures hack […]
  • Amazon Extends Free Shipping Deadlines

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:54 am
    Heads up, holiday shoppers. If you're still planning to buy Christmas presents from Amazon and want to take advantage of the retailer's free shipping option, you'll need to place your order in the next two days to ensure you'll receive it before the holiday. The Web retail giant this week extended its holiday shipping deadlines, […]
  • Report: Sprint Faces $105M Phone ‘Cramming’ Fine

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:53 am
    Sprint may be facing a $105 million fine from the Federal Communications Commission for unauthorized charges on customers' cell phone bills. Sprint is reportedly accused of "cramming," or charging customers for unwanted text message alerts, according to The Wall Street Journal. At issue are bogus fees for monthly subscriptions to services like horoscopes, sports scores, […]
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    21 Dec 2014 | 9:25 pm North Korea denies Sony hack but warns U.S. : Worse is coming North Korea is accusing the U.S. government of being behind the making of the movie "The Interview." Read the rest of the story at

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:25 pm North Korea denies Sony hack but warns U.S. : Worse is coming North Korea is accusing the U.S. government of being behind the making of the movie "The Interview." Read the rest of the story at
  • Amazon began offering Amazon Prime customers in parts of Manhattan delivery in a…

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:35 am
    Amazon began offering Amazon Prime customers in parts of Manhattan delivery in as little as an hour Thursday. The company plans to expand Prime Now next year. Prime Now allows customers to use an app to get free two-hour delivery. For those who simply can't wait that long, one-hour service will cost $7.99. Read more: Amazon unveils one-hour delivery service Prime Now In case two-day or even overnight shipping isn't enough, Amazon is launching a new service that will deliver ordered... Read the…
  • Hours after an announcement that U.S. authorities determined North Korea was beh…

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Hours after an announcement that U.S. authorities determined North Korea was behind the recent cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, the entertainment company announced it was pulling the release of the film The Interview. Read the rest of the story at
  • Enter an offer and press a button to start your negotiation. Amazon’s new “Make…

    9 Dec 2014 | 10:20 am
    Enter an offer and press a button to start your negotiation. Amazon’s new “Make an Offer” feature, launched this morning for customers buying collectibles and fine art from third-party sellers. The feature moves Amazon further into eBay’s traditional business, expanding beyond the company’s traditional fixed-price model by creating a platform for buyers and sellers to come to terms on price. Make an Offer: Collectibles & Fine Art Online shopping for Make an Offer from a great... Read the rest…
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    1E Blogs - Insight and debate on IT Efficiency

  • 1E Web WakeUp – Users CAN Wake Computers from Anywhere!

    Ed Aldrich
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:40 am
    Background Recent articles in this series provided you with an overview the entire process of how the wake-on-LAN (WOL) portion of our PC power management solution NightWatchman works. This article assumes you have read those background articles prior to this document. In the first article, titled 1E WakeUp Server and its AgentFinder Process, we described the process of creating the fundamental components needed throughout the enterprise to allow waking machines when necessary, with no changes needed on the routers. The next article, titled 1E WakeUp – How It Works, went on to show how the…
  • From Graduate to 1E Developer

    Edward Walsh
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:38 am
    Leaving university I had a lot of unknowns and one singular certainty in mind. I did not want to pursue a career within the IT industry. All the theoretical essays, lectures, and mock software engineering group exercises/presentations had left me with a rather uninterested mind set towards IT. Little did I know that putting it into practice within the industry would lead me to a career that I now love and enjoy so much so that a bank holiday weekend can often leave me genuinely missing work. After a pretty intensive application process, consisting of a phone interview, an assessment day, a…
  • 1E WakeUp – How It Works

    Ed Aldrich
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    I recently posted a lengthy and detailed blog 1E WakeUp Server and its AgentFinder Process. This article introduced the concept of identifying 1E Agents present on the local subnets within the boundaries of a WakeUp Server installation, and assigning two of them the roles of a primary and alternate agent for their respective subnets. The purpose of this effort comes into play when it becomes necessary to ensure clients machines on a given subnet are up and running at a designated time. This technology uses one of the remote agents as a proxy of the WakeUp server to power on the required…
  • Anti-Virus considerations / recommendations with Nomad

    Rob Cummings
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:29 am
    Anti-Virus Background: Anti-Virus solutions are common in all environments these days. Hard to find a corporate machine that isn’t running some form of antivirus/protection software. Some Anti-Virus solutions include a client side firewall. The client side firewall allows you to create and deploy firewall policies to your desktop/laptop fleet. These policies will include rules that will define what traffic can pass through the fleet. The traffic coming in or going out will be evaluated against the firewall policy and will then be determined if the traffic is able to continue or is it to be…
  • Test Automation Best Practices

    Shikha Rav
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:57 am
    It’s already proven that automation testing is a required practice if you want continuous and quick delivery of your software product, however it’s essential to do it sincerely so that you can make the delivery smoother and can get maximum benefit out of it. Here are some areas to focus on, to improve the quality of automation. Watch out for “Flaky” tests I often say, “Randomly failing tests are as good as not having any tests – in fact, they’re even worse.” Make sure the tests you write are reliable – i.e. you should be confident that, if it fails, it’s due to a bug…
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  • A Single Line Performance Error

    Alois Kraus
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:44 am
    Originally posted on: all make dumb mistakes which are not interesting to share. But sometimes people make interesting mistakes. Below is a simple helper class that makes combining several delegates in a logical and manner very easy. static class Constraints<T> { /// <summary> /// Logical and of a list of predicates. /// </summary> public static Predicate<T> And(params Predicate<T>[] ands) { // return a new delegate which checks if all delegates in the array did return // true for a given item…
  • Welcome under my tree

    Richard Jones
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:33 am
    Originally posted on:
  • oData comes of age

    Richard Jones
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    Originally posted on:, very pleased to report, that YES. It is possible to create an iOS app. that can sync and work offline (via all SWIFT) client with Dynamics NAV. More details to follow. But early testing looks very encouraging...
  • EF 6.1 Code First Field Lengths – Reminder to self!

    Dave Noderer
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:47 am
    Originally posted on: I was using Entity Framework 6.1.1 to implement functionality for a windows service. I had used code first, that is creating a class in code then attaching to a db context and migrating it into a table on SQL Express 2014 but these had been small projects without a lot of data and hosted on full size sql servers and most projects start with an existing SQL Server so code first is not used. This time through testing processing a dozen or two…
  • How to use Google mail and Outlook better.

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Originally posted on: mail and Outlook is two most used software for reading emails. From last few days I got a problem. The problem is the size of content is bigger than my screen. The problem can be fixed just by remove the right bar in Outlook and Google mail both. Now how to fix it. Install this plugin This plugin will help us to achieve this goal now. You can simply inspect everything that you want to…
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    Slice of MIT by the Alumni Association

  • Photo of the Week by Shelley Lake SM ’79—December 20, 2014

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Shelley Lake SM ’79 is a photographer in Florida. View more of her work on her website. View other alumni photos of the week.
  • From Drinking From the Firehose…to Playing in the Pool

    Nancy DuVergne Smith
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Guest Blogger: Sarah Goodman, DAPER “Can you teach an uncoordinated old lady to swim?” “I can teach anyone to swim.” This was the question and answer, respectively, from Lita Nelsen ’64, SM ’66, SM ’79 and MIT private swim instructor Betty Lou McClanahan. And why did she ask? Nelsen was one of only 22 women […]
  • MIT Press’ Guide to Finding a Book for the Holidays

    Jay London
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Check out the handy gift-buying map from our friends at the MIT Press, the Institute’s university press.
  • Applying Engineering to the Weightlifting World  

    Nicole Morell
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Like many graduate students, Gwen Sisto SM ’10 worked on a startup while at MIT. Unlike many MIT students, this startup wasn’t in biotech, software, or technology. Sisto’s startup makes weightlifting shoes. “Whenever I told someone I had a startup they would get excited. When I told them it was shoes they would stop talking […]
  • “Maker of Anything” Hosts Reddit Ask Me Anything

    Kate Hoagland
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Update: Read all questions and Brian’s answers to the concluded Reddit Ask Me Anything here. Are you an aspiring maker? Curious about 3D printing or want advice on getting your own designs off the ground? Get your questions answered by Brian Chan ’02, SM ’04, PhD ‘09, an origami master whose website tagline is “maker […]
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    brian teeman - blog

  • Programming Joomla Plugins - I am not a developer

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Earlier this year Jisse asked if I was prepared to review the book he was writing on Joomla plugins. Proof reading is something that strangely I enjoy doing even if it is quite a slow and tedious task. However I did warn Jisse that I wouldn't be able to review anything other than the language as "I am not a developer". I have always known that plugins are one of the most powerful features of Joomla but as "I am not a developer" I have always had to rely on plugins published on the JED or pay someone to develop them for me. After reading the book I have surprised myself by being able to…
  • Creating a great slide deck

    9 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Every conference I attend I am amazed at how bad many of the slide decks are. It's not as if people are rushing them or creating them at the last minute. They have been created with a lot of time and care they just suck. I have a few rules when I create a slide deck. If you follow them then you won't upset me, you will ensure your audience remembers the key points and you will save yourself time. Text on Slides Everyone can read faster than you can speak so don't write your presentation on your slides and unless your audience is so small that they are sat around your laptop they won't be able…
  • Spock Logic The Needs of the Many

    30 Nov 2014 | 9:15 pm
    This is another post (and my first) to directly look at the proposal by the Structure Working group for Joomla. They have proposed an almost completely flat structure and you can read more about it elsewhere. A flat structure can sound great and incredibly democratic but it is a fine line between democracy and anarchy. So I have a question, well actually I have two questions about the proposals made for a completely flat structure for Joomla as made by the Structure Working Group. After studying the documents and blog posts produced by the WG, following as many forum and blog comments as I…
  • Short and sweet images

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
    If you are anything like me then you are regularly taking screenshots to share online. There are many different ways to do this but they all have their limitations. I don't like limits and I do like speed and to be in control of my own data. In my last post I explained that I have purchased a funky domain name and set it up with YOURLS so that I can create and manage my own short url service. My next task was to find a way to use this domain to quickly and easily share my screenshots. The requirements were quite simple but actually hard to resolve: take screenshots anywhere not…
  • Short and sweet

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:25 pm
    I like short urls (shurls). I like being able to create memorable links to anything on the internet. I like being able to see statistics on who else has followed the link. There are many online services that offer this but when you are not in control of your own data you can get burned and I got burned badly when a short url service stopped working a while back and I lost all those saved urls. So I stopped creating shurls and I missed it. During the xmas holidays last year I was reviewing a list of domains that I owned to see if I really needed them all. (Lots of good ideas - not enough…
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    Gadget Cage

  • Know Why Xiaomi Smartphones Are So Popular

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:08 pm
    In spite of being in the business for merely four years, the Chinese smart phone maker surely knows how to play it big. Although Xiaomi was an alien brand outside of Asia for a long time latest analytics reports prove that the newbie Beijing-based company has grown to bag the position of fifth largest smart […]
  • Know a Few Safety Android Apps That Every Woman Should Have

    15 Dec 2014 | 11:07 pm
    There is bad news all around the globe related to dreadful incidents against the women safety. And it is time that women everywhere take things in their own hands and fight for their safety. In today’s world every person has a smartphone and what could be better than using it for your safety and as […]
  • Should We Allow Children to Have Mobile Phones in Schools

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:57 am
    Parents, along with the times, are getting more and more modern. Many of them grew up in a time where calculators were starting be allowed into schools. Others even had access to cool watches that let them secretly play games, and some even kept a pocket game machine with them. That’s not to say that […]
  • Top 10 Upcoming Smartphones for 2015

    15 Dec 2014 | 1:33 am
    2014 began with a little revolution in battery life that runs for longer time off the charger with the introduction of power saving modes. It’s expected that this trend would continue in 2015. We are eager to know what’s in store for 2015. We have seen the days when mobiles used to weigh like a […]
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    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC

  • NexGen Cloud Conference in San Diego – Missing the Point

    5 Dec 2014 | 4:58 pm
    The NexGen Cloud Computing Conference kicked off in San Diego on Thursday with a fair amount of hype and a lot of sales people.  Granted the intent of the conference is for cloud computing vendors to find and develop either sales channels, or business development opportunities within the market. As an engineer, the conference will probably result in a fair amount of frustration, but will at least provide a level of awareness in how an organization’s sales, marketing, and business teams are approaching their vision of a cloud computing product or service delivery. However, one presentation…
  • Nurturing the Marriage of Cloud Computing and SOAs

    3 Dec 2014 | 5:51 pm
    In 2009 we began consulting jobs with governments in developing countries with the primary objective to consolidate data centers across government ministries and agencies into centralized, high capacity and quality data centers.  At the time, nearly all individual ministry or agency data infrastructure was built into either small computers rooms or server closets with some added “brute force” air conditioning, no backup generators, no data back up, superficial security, and lots of other ailments. The vision and strategy was that if we consolidated inefficient, end of life, and high risk…
  • Now that We Have Adopted IaaS…

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Providing guidance or consulting to organizations on cloud computing topics can be really easy, or really tough.  In the past most of the initial engagement was dedicated to training and building awareness with your customer.  The next step was finding a high value, low risk application or service that could be moved to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to solve an immediate problem, normally associated with disaster recovery or data backups. As the years have continued, dynamics changed.  On one hand, IT professionals and CIOs began to establish better knowledge of what…
  • Now that We Have Adopted IaaS…

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Providing guidance or consulting to organizations on cloud computing topics can be really easy, or really tough.  In the past most of the initial engagement was dedicated to training and building awareness with your customer.  The next step was finding a high value, low risk application or service that could be moved to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to solve an immediate problem, normally associated with disaster recovery or data backups. As the years have continued, dynamics changed.  On one hand, IT professionals and CIOs began to establish better knowledge of what…
  • Now that We Have Adopted IaaS…

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Providing guidance or consulting to organizations on cloud computing topics can be really easy, or really tough.  In the past most of the initial engagement was dedicated to training and building awareness with your customer.  The next step was finding a high value, low risk application or service that could be moved to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to solve an immediate problem, normally associated with disaster recovery or data backups. As the years have continued, dynamics changed.  On one hand, IT professionals and CIOs began to establish better knowledge of what…
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    EMA Blog Community

  • Breach Detection, Sony Entertainment and Vectra Networks…

    David Monahan
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Working in information security for the past 20 years, I have seen a lot. Though there have been many multi-million dollar impact breaches, the recent Sony Pictures hack and subsequent data exposure and extortion is probably the most impactful to a company out of the previous breaches this year. Recent articles revealed that some employees thought that the hack was, “a long time coming,”[1] and stolen information that was released indicated “passwords were easy to find.”[2] There are other articles disclosing various technology issues and outages shortly before the information was…
  • Allgress Insight Risk Management Suite Brings Flexibility and Functionality to IT-GRC

    David Monahan
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:04 pm
    When I started out in security, only very large organizations with a mature set of business processes dared to talk about implementing some form of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) or enterprise program (e-GRC). They generally did it in an attempt to get ISO or similar certification, or to “move their programs to the next level,” and some, I think, attempted it just to prove they did it. Many of those efforts were monumental, costing millions of dollars and taking years to complete. However, a significant number seemed to end in compromise, yielding a smaller end result or totally…
  • Service Automation: Key for Maximizing IT and Business Efficiency

    Jim Frey
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:53 am
    The dual revolutions of consumerization and cloud have certainly caused much disruption within and around IT. And universally they have also increased the expectations of IT end users. IT-enabled workers and the lines of business they represent are looking for a fast response to new technology needs combined with high levels of service quality—all at a minimum cost. How is it possible for IT to accommodate such demands? Two themes that emerge from both EMA research and practitioner dialogue are “automation” and “service awareness.” Taking a service-centric approach to automation…
  • Is EMV an Expensive Security Misstep for the Payments Industry?

    David Monahan
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:04 am
    There is no disagreement that the current mag-stripe technology used in the USA and other countries outside of the EU is antiquated and lends itself to fraud. The data is easily copied using various methods from manual card data copying and shoulder surfing, to database compromise and POS terminal malware.  Cards can be reproduced with off-the-shelf plastic blanks and a simple machine you can buy on the Internet. Card fraud worldwide is on track to grow by approximately 19% over 2013. In one recent article, the author that the US accounted for 51% of the credit card fraud by dollars lost,…
  • Innovation Explosion Sets the Stage for New Wave of “Hybrid” Applications

    Julie Craig
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:34 am
    In the past, technology evolution was quantified as generational. So the first generation of computing was based on the vacuum tube, followed by the transistor, integrated circuits, and microprocessors. Even today, multi-generational software and hardware systems are very much alive in many modern data centers. The interesting thing about the generational approach is that it has always been associated with linear progression and evolutionary growth. However the rapid technology evolution we are seeing today is more revolutionary than evolutionary, and IT is bearing the brunt of its impact.
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  • Qualcomm completes LTE Category 9 Carrier Aggregation testing with EE

    Rich Edmonds
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:27 am
    Qualcomm today announced the company has completed inter-company interoperability testing of LTE Category 9 with Huawei and UK mobile network EE. Using the Snapdragon 810 processor, Qualcomm utilized Huawei's commercial infrastructure solution to connect across EE's LTE-A '4G+' network.
  • Today sees Trials Fusion as Microsoft's Countdown to 2015 daily deal for Xbox One

    Rich Edmonds
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:33 am
    Microsoft is today offering discounts on a variety of games, as part of the company's Countdown to 2015 Deals campaign. According to a new post published by Microsoft's Harry "Major Nelson" Lybb, today's deal will include the following indie titles on Xbox One and Xbox 360:
  • Asphalt Overdrive hits the garage for Xbox Live support, new cars, and more

    Rich Edmonds
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:20 am
    Asphalt Overdrive is a new take on the Asphalt series by Gameloft, with simplified controls and endless races. The freemium title has been updated with some new features, including Xbox Live support. There are also numerous bug fixes for those who have been experiencing issues with parts of the game itself.
  • Microsoft Band out of stock online until early 2015

    Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:38 pm
    If you were hoping to snag a Microsoft Band before the new year, chances are you're out of luck. While getting your hand on one of the fitness trackers has been pretty tough up to this point, Microsoft is saying that more of the devices won't be in stock until early 2015 — online at least.
  • We're taking 50% off this popular case and holster combo today for Lumia 920!

    Brent Zaniewski
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Made of a durable, textured polycarbonate, this case and holster combo provides both impact protection as well as an enhanced grip to help prevent unwanted drops. The rear clip of the included holster can be folded into a personal viewing stand— great for watching movies or browsing the web on a flat surface. Get yours today for just $9.95!
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  • ORMs – Love them or hate them?

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:59 am
    For many reasons we have grown to love our ORMs. We enjoy the simplicity of Entity Framework, the way it separates us from the old much unappreciated world of stored procedures and the T-SQL. We also love the nHibernate for its maturity and the amount of features it provides. What they give us is simplicity and a neat level of abstraction over the database access code which allows us to develop quicker, all for free. But we all know that if someone gives us something for free, there must be a catch. Well, nothing is free in this world. In this case we get tons of unnecessary overhead. Even…
  • Clean Code – Is my code always readable?

    11 Dec 2014 | 5:05 am
    Did you ever have to go back to a fragment of code that you wrote a month or year ago? How did it feel? Was it easy or did you have to figure out how it worked from scratch? If you need more than just one look, there is a good chance that you are doing something wrong. And if you scratch you head an think: “What the heck was I thinking?”, you have definitely done it wrong. But what have gone wrong? Most probably the code works fine and at some point you knew it inside out. Why can’t you remember it now? Maybe your code wasn’t written clearly enough and in accordance with best coding…
  • How to use custom fonts in Android apps (and not get fat)

    Daniel Dekański
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:52 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?

    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

    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…
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  • Review: LG G Watch R

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Wearables are taking over and since Google introduced the Android Wear platform there have been new entrants into the space every few months. One of... -- Click to Read More --
  • SimCity 2000 Makes a Comeback – Free!

    9 Dec 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Quite possibly one of the best PC games of the pre-millenium is now available for free on Origin for a limited time. It is time once again, to pay... -- Click to Read More --
  • Space Hulk Ascension Brings the Classic Board Game to the PC

    7 Dec 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Warning: Those of you looking for adventures with Bruce Banner bashing in some alien skulls, you will be disappointed. For those of you looking for a... -- Click to Read More --
  • Cyber Monday Deals from NVIDIA

    29 Nov 2014 | 12:05 am
    Following up on their Black Friday Bundles, NVIDIA is right back at it for Cyber Monday. The deals once again focus on the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet as... -- Click to Read More --
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop Rolling out to NVIDIA SHIELD LTE Tablets Now!

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Well how about this for a nice thanksgiving surprise, NVIDIA is rolling out their Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Shield Tablet.   The... -- Click to Read More --
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  • If You Find These 3 Things familiar, You Are on The Right Path in Life

    Thomas Oppong
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    How do you know you are on the right path in your life? There are just way too many things you may be dealing with right now. But if you find all of these things familiar, you are on the right path. Keep going. This was originally shared by Tara Hagan on Quora.  1. You spend your time doing things that give you energy rather than deplete your energy.   I took a class titled “Power and Glory in Turbulent Times” with Nancy Koehn.  We studied all types of leaders from Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill to Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs to Oprah and..
  • This is The Day-to-day Life of a Startup Employee

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:33 am
    It can be difficult to wade through the popular hype around startups – great snacks! equity in the company! cool atmosphere! table tennis! – to get at what it’s actually like to work for one. While the benefits on offer can be tempting, most people don’t realise what working at a startup entails. Besides the well-known differences, such as longer hours and higher stakes, the startup environment feels fundamentally different from that of a typical corporation. For starters, the maze of cubicles and private you’ll find in most large companies is noticeably absent in startups. Instead,…
  • How Digital Communication Is Changing Health Care Delivery (Infographic)

    Thomas Oppong
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:08 am
    Digital technologies present huge opportunities for almost every industry. Healthcare is no exception. Improvements in communication is now making it easy for healthcare professionals to communicate with patients faster and better. New communication technologies now enables quicker response to appointment-related messages. Digital communication improves access to care for patients and most health care professionals are adopting to the trend in consumer communication. With the growth in the usage of mobile devices, a lot more people respond to messaging and emails better than before.
  • Every Secret You Will Ever Need to Become an Insanely Productive Entrepreneur

    Thomas Oppong
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:44 am
    The most productive entrepreneurs have a lot in common. They have daily routines that actually work. You can’t accomplish much as an entrepreneur if you don’t set and stick to a daily schedule. Entrepreneurs are some of the most busiest people around but being busy doesn’t necessarily mean you’re being productive. Peak productivity is about devotion to routines that actually work and lead to accomplishments. There is so much to do everyday and so little time to do them. You can can easily get off track and become distracted by the many things you want to get done. Every…
  • Why Social Media Has Proven to be a Powerful Awareness Tool

    Thomas Oppong
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:41 am
    Social media has a vast array of uses- it’s used for people to trumpet successes and post pictures of tropical vacations. It’s used to post little witticisms we think of while in the shower. It’s even used systematically to raise awareness for certain causes. Businesses rely on social media to promote their businesses. Popular brands are investing in social campaigns to get their messages across to their audience. People of all walks of life have embraced social media as a means to show their work to the rest of the world. Perhaps the most widespread and memorable use of…
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  • Marvel Contest of Champions

    15 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    92%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)95%    At, we love fighting games ! Good fighting games are still rares on iphone and ipad. Thanks to Kabam, with Marvel Contest of Champions, you get to fight against your favorites heroes (and villains) from Marvel Comics ! Create your team of champions and defeat your opponents […]
  • The Sleeping Prince Royal Edition. Will the Prince wake up ?

    11 Dec 2014 | 2:06 am
    83%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)89%    The Sleeping Prince Royal Edition by Signal Mobile is a beautiful, fresh and challenging plateform puzzle game with 40 levels. The kingdom of Cloudreach is under a spell that makes everybody asleep. Help the Sleeping Prince, Prince Perilous, to save the Princess Leona and the kingdom ! You […]
  • Roller Polar : This game will make you crazy !

    7 Dec 2014 | 9:35 pm
    92%Overall Score Reader Rating: (2 Votes)92%    The 8 bit pixel art retro style is definitely a trend this year, and after Flappy Bird, the “one tap instant play” has become a must. Nitrone, with Roller Polar, gives us a super fun game, really addictive, and so challenging ! This is the type of game […]
  • Star Wars Galactic Defense. The Force is Back !

    7 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    90%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)94%    While you are waiting for Star Wars VII, DeNA Corp. gives you the chance to fight alongside the light or dark side of the Force, with Star Wars Galactic Defense. In this “Tower Defense” game, you will get to recognize all the Star Wars universe. You will with […]
  • Game of Thrones Telltale : Game of the year ?

    6 Dec 2014 | 8:41 am
    98%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)95%    While you are waiting for the season 5 of Game of Thrones TV series, Telltale just made a huge gift to the fans of Game of Thrones ! In this new story, you will get to play 3 different members of the Forrester family, a noble family loyal […]
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  • Ousting and Taking Over | Cynaps Mint Replaces the Need for Headphones

    Jordan Goodson
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:36 am
    Continuing on the path of consumer focused audio gear we’d like to introduce you to the Cynaps Mint. It’s a revolutionary device that we’ve watch grow from its early stages of prototype into a product that we think everyone should own. The Cynaps mint is the world’s first 3D printed Bone Conduction Headset. It works like Lego and looks like a mint, just please try not to eat it. We realize that some of our readers may not yet know exactly what bone conduction is and we’re ready to answer that before we go any further. Bone Conduction is a process that allows…
  • A Look at Google’s New Network Security Tool

    Alex Espenson
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    Back in April 2014, researchers released a warning that sent ripples throughout both the business world and the internet community. That warning was the announcement of the discovery of what was called the Heartbleed bug, a vulnerability that had existed for years but had long gone undetected. This defect was estimated to have affected up to two-thirds of internet servers, allowing cyber criminals to go around transport security layer (TLS) protections and grabbing confidential information found in computers or servers that had OpenSSL-powered software. The fact that the bug had existed for…
  • Devices Over Data | Why the Focus on BYOD Security May Be Misplaced

    Alex Espenson
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    Most businesses have developed an intense focus on issues related to security. This shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the stories that have hit the headlines revealing large security breaches at major corporations like Sony, Target and Home Depot. At the same time, many organizations have made great strides in adopting bring your own device (BYOD) policies, allowing employees greater freedom in using their own devices while at work. These two trends, while seemingly unrelated, are actually closely intertwined. One of the biggest worries about BYOD deals with the security risks of…
  • The Music Lover’s Dream | OnAir Box

    Jordan Goodson
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    With our ever growing list of mobile devices, consolidating and maintaining music libraries across all of them is becoming more and more of a hassle. Sure, streaming services such as Spotify and Google Play have helped to reduce some of the confusion and stress, but after downloading new music, we’ve still got to upload those files to our desired cloud service in order to use them on the go. This takes both time and bandwidth which are becoming ever more limited resources in our ever-busy, on the go lives. The hindrance doesn’t stop there either, accessing music while at home or…
  • Digital Family Reunion Honors Belkin Founder Chet Pipkin

    Amanda Coolong
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Chet Pipkin is very much the guy-next-door. He’s polite and approachable; a family man with home-grown values and a strong work ethic. A humble and unassuming character, it’s almost hard to imagine he’s also responsible for arguably one of the most successful technology companies of our time. The Founder and CEO of Belkin International, Chet has achieved what to most entrepreneurs remains an elusive buzzword: ubiquity. Belkin International is a private, LA-based corporation with yearly revenues of more than $1 billion. The company manufactures products that work with…
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  • Bitdefender Antivirus License Giveaway for Christmas Along with Zemana Antilogger

    Neeraj Rawat
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    Christmas month has started and here comes another combo giveaway for you. If you could not win a license key in the earlier giveaway then this time you can participate to win Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015. Along with that, you will also get a license of Zemana Antilogger which will be valid for one year. You will get a good security on your computer, if you win the license giveaway. I have
  • How to Install Android 4.4 KitKat as a Virtual Machine in Your Computer?

    Neeraj Rawat
    2 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    If you have been in touch with us via our official Facebook page then you must have noticed my Virtual Android Screen and now I got the time to finally write a detailed tutorial for you. At times for such long installation tutorials, I plan to switch to Video Blogging to save more time. Don't get surprised if anytime, you get a post where you will get to know about a new version launch of
  • Beware Of Incoming Scam Calls from Fraudulent Tech Support Companies

    Neeraj Rawat
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:12 am
    If you are reading this post then it simply means that you are relying on a computer for many of your daily tasks, if not all. I don't mind calling my computer as my best friend along with other gadgets that have become my friend and I need to take special care of all. But did it ever happen with you that someone called you informing about your own computer? Someone calling you to offer a help
  • Download & Install Windows 10 Technical Preview

    Neeraj Rawat
    4 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    Microsoft is continuously following its trend to launch a new version of Windows after every 3 years. In the year 2007, they launched Windows 7 and then in the year 2012, they launched Windows 8. Now they are all set to launch Windows 10 in the year 2015. Recently they have launched Windows 10 Technical Preview Enterprise version so that users can test it. Microsoft has already ended the
  • Finally The Day is Here, Say Good Bye to Our Beloved Orkut :(

    Neeraj Rawat
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Once upon a time Orkut was the biggest social networking site, at least in India and Brazil. Later on Facebook became the game player and till now no one could beat it. Google launched many other products like Google Buzz, Wave and finally a stable one known as Google+ but it closed Buzz & Wave as they could not stand in the crowd. Google+ is doing fine rather good in many terms and hence
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  • Racing Moto for PC

    Shivam Srivastava
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Racing Moto is a simple racing game with rather simpler controls and graphics. It is not one of those games that will involve you in stunning graphics and the storyline; although this game is good enough to take hours off from your precious time. Game involves a straight forward and a simple concept of racing, it is way simpler than the most popular racing games including Asphalt and Need for Speed, than what you might be thinking. In case you have already played Lane Splitter, than you are probably going to like this one too as it is kind of a cloned version; although with some added…
  • Hayday for PC

    Shivam Srivastava
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:08 am
    Hayday is a farm simulator game developed to be played on smart phones. Initially the game was made for iOS users as a beta version, later as the game got a bit viral it was seen on some other smart phones operating system such as Android. Inspite of the game being built on a cloned idea, it is quite interesting to play with all of its exciting features. Comparing with the similar games of the farm simulator type, such as FarmVille, Hayday is a good competitor and definitely the best alternative to FarmVille. Hayday was developed by Supercell, the same developer behind Clash of the Clans.
  • Sonic The Hedgehog For PC – Free Download

    Shivam Srivastava
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:55 am
    Sonic has been one of the most played games in the history of gaming world. The game has existed in almost every gaming platform in one way or the other. Starting from the 8 bit gaming platform SEGA to the smart phones of today, Sonic has rocked every platform. In case you haven’t played the Smartphone version of the game, you can now enjoy this amazing game on your device and also on PC. Sonic the Hedgehog is available for Android, Windows Phones and some other platforms too, however, for computers this version is not officially available. Still you can make it to run on your PC using…
  • Bubble Blaze for PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Shivam Srivastava
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:49 am
    Bubble Blaze is a game developed to be played on Smartphone, specifically on iOS and Android. The game is puzzle type and quite simple to play as you just have to pop the bubbles to match the bubbles of the same color. In case you are puzzle game lover, this is your shot as this will blow you off with is simplicity. Although, there are many other puzzle games that you might have tried, including  Candy Crush Saga, Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, etc., but Bubble Blaze is quite off the track and will take you back the era of 8 bit games as the game play is quite similar to one of such game. Read…
  • FIFA 2015 for PC (Windows 7/8/8.1/XP)

    Shivam Srivastava
    7 Dec 2014 | 10:21 pm
    FIFA 15 is football simulator game, developed for Android, iOS and Windows phones too. Fifa is all about having a tactical play, which is quite different from the games that are popular today. Football fever gets tough here as you will be watching all of your favourite teams and players lined up for you. FIFA 15 or FIFA 2015 is the latest addition in the series, needless to mention that its predecessor FIFA 14 was a huge success on all of the platforms it supported. The game is also available for Microsoft Windows officially, although as the game is stunningly built with intense graphics, it…
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  • Huawei Honor Holly: A Budget Phone that Delivers Value

    8 Dec 2014 | 11:25 am
    The Huawei Honor Holly has a tongue-twister name, but its funny name aside, this phone is the Chinese company’s attempt to enter the highly contested budget smartphone segment. And this segment is now keenly contested and very competitive. Look at the competition here, the Moto E, Redmi 1S and Zenfone 4 which have similar if not better specifications. Read on to find out how it fares. Look and feel The Huawei Honor Holly has a plain and uninspiring design that won’t really turn any heads. It has a dual-tone finish with a glossy white removable rear cover and a completely black…
  • OPPO Find 7 X9076 : Value phone, not in budget segment

    Vinay Gowda
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:45 pm
    OPPO Find 7 is an astounding smartphone by the Chinese manufacturer. However, it falls on high-end segment and has less traction from the buyers. We got our hands on with the device and here is our detailed OPPO Find 7 review. India’s mobile industry is crowded and we are witnessing exponential growth year-on-year. To bring in more competition, leading Chinese smartphone brand OPPO entered India this year with their flagship model N1. After that the company has released 10 smartphones ranging from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 40,000. Coming to the device we are speaking about today, Find 7 is a bumped…
  • DIWALI : All You Need To Know (Infographic + Video)

    Sunil Jain
    1 Nov 2013 | 12:54 am
    Diwali, the festival of lights, is a holiday happily celebrated all over India. Indians celebrate this as a start of new year. It is a holiday similar to that of Christmas for others. During this festival, we wear new clothes, tidy our houses and decorate it with all kinds of lights, and lastly burn crackers (not recommended though). The main purpose why I’m writing this post is to let my friends (who are residing on the other part of the world) understand why we celebrate Diwali and what does it actually mean to us. What is DIWALI?? So let’s begin to know what is Diwali, how…
  • 2013’s Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions (Infographic + Video)

    Sunil Jain
    3 Jan 2013 | 2:50 am
    As it’s the beginning of a new year, this is the right time when one can make resolutions. The resolutions can either be to change something within ourselves or achieving the goal targeted by us. A recent survey conducted, unveiled the following facts: 40% of Americans promise to make 2013 better than 2012 Young Americans (51%) are more likely to promise to change than other residents 17% of people opted for “Losing weight” as their New Year’s Resolution To further know more about New Year’s Resolution, here’s a small video by Dr. Mike Evans which describes…
  • 10 Promising Features Of Ubuntu For Phones OS

    Vinay Gowda
    2 Jan 2013 | 2:01 pm
    Canonical have been actively updating the Ubuntu OS from many years, which turned them to be the most widely used Linux Distributor in the world. They started with Desktop OS and then came Unbuntu TV as well as Ubuntu for Android Devices. This year they have taken another bigger step by coming up with Unbuntu For Mobile Devices. Yes, you guys heard it right; Canonical – The World’s largest Linux OS creator have entered the Mobile OS market. It took everyone by surprise as they added a countdown timer to their homepage in the beginning of 2013. There are already so many OS in the…
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  • Google Aiming To Go Straight Into Car with Next Android

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:56 am
    Google – A Version of Android, directly in Cars Google is gearing for a version of Android which would be built directly in cars enabling the drivers to enjoy the benefits of the internet without... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Recharge Or Shop The Mobikwik Way And Save Money Too!

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    Wondering how to avoid disconnection of services of your mobile phone or any of the utility services? Yes, there is a way out and it’s quite simple and convenient to use too. Switch over to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Detection of Super-Earth Transit Extends Terrestrial Frontier

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Astronomers have been searching for signs of life in other alien planets in the universe far from our Earth. One of the latest development which has got added as an encouragement is the observation... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Will NASA Pull Off a Piece of an Asteroid

    20 Dec 2014 | 3:51 am
    NASA’s Plan – Asteroid Redirect Mission NASA has plans on Asteroid Redirect Mission, to snatch an asteroid out of space and send it in lunar orbit for study and recently the agency announced when... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Orchestration Tools Simplify the Regulation of Distributed Apps of Multiple-container

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:42 am
    Docker, Inc., the corporation behind an open platform meant for distributed apps, declared new, wide-ranging facilities or for orchestrating the distributed apps that are multi-container. These... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • The Ultimate Google Adsense course for entrepreneurs

    30 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    LEARN HOW TO MAKE AT LEAST $10 000 PER MONTH through Google Adsense by becoming a specialist editor, community editor or trend writer. Learn proven shortcuts to distinction by avoiding all the traps that will waste your time and slow you down. Start your own online business within a popular community with NO CAPITAL required and without re-inventing the wheel. There is now a course on Udemy as well as a best selling book on Amazon which teaches entrepreneurs exactly how to be profitable with Adsense: (Click here to access the course) Adriaan Brits recently released this Adsense course,…

    Charlie Brown
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    We can all acknowledge that videos are a more popular and more powerful form of communication than words. Except for the literature enthusiast, most people would rather watch the movie than read the book. And even those who would read the book would rather watch the news than read a newspaper. Plus, what we see impacts us more than what we read because it seems much more real. That being said, blogs are still very popular and words are still necessary, even if it is only to accompany the video. There is a happy medium where the reader and the watcher can be found and that is in hosting or…
  • Free online courses, Universities in USA, Europe and Australia

    23 Jun 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Recently Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC’s) have expanded rapidly and as course aggregators became more popular, we are now evaluating some of the most popular education resources currently on the web. Firstly, the dimensions of each site should be considered: Some offers paid courses, whereas others focus on free courses. The rational behind free courses is that Universities and Colleges have an opportunity to showcase some of their best professors and lecturers, which in turn creates an international demand for their programs. What is interesting is that the regions who are early…
  • Giving Students Control in an Online Virtual Classroom

    22 Jun 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Recently we shared some of the latest developments on MOOC’s and learning platforms, we also discussed online degrees and the technology enabling a virtual learning environment. One company, BrainCert shared the following: Teachers can have a difficult time giving up control in a traditional classroom. When the teacher is also seen as the tech go-to person in an online learning environment, giving up control of the whiteboard, microphone, and video/picture posting abilities can be even more difficult. Since the goal of teaching is for students to learn, however, giving up control is…
  • Improve your grades by finding tutors through these 5 online destinations

    Loic Cobbina
    21 Jun 2014 | 1:32 pm
    It is a good idea to be in class and learn from a teacher but the downside of the current schooling system is that each teacher has to deal with too many students. On average there are 20 students in each class and this increases the chance that, by the end of the teaching session, some still don’t get the point that the teacher was trying to put across. To remediate to the problem enunciated, some students are advised to take private tutors. Up to now, nothing can beat a one-on-one form of teaching. The good news is because the world today is interconnected, you or your children do not…
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    iTechWhiz | Science, Technology, Computers, Mobiles, Games, Cars

  • Best SmartWatch 2015 in India with Prices

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    We always wanted to have computerized super watches since many years ago. Wearable technology was one of the biggest trends in 2014, with releases or announcements from all of tech's heavy hitters.... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • MEMI Smart Bracelet Release Date and Price

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:06 am
    Read about MEMI Smart Bracelet Release Date and Price, which combines fashion, technology and function in one cool gadget. Every person who is so into the technology, loves to see the gadgets that... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Mink 3D Makeup Printer Release Date and Sale Price

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:40 am
    Learn what is Mink 3D Makeup Printer, its price, availability and release date to know when it goes for sale. iTechWhiz has been presenting its readers, with the wonderful 3D Future Technology... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Vurb vs Google- Best Search Engine of Future

    13 Dec 2014 | 8:26 am
    The Vurb is a search engine that has ventured to bring out a modern interpretation on search by doing away with the impasses of traditional websites such as Google. Unlike the past when people only... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Black Friday 2014: Apple Deals at Walmart, Target, Best Buy

    9 Dec 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Black Friday Apple Deals 2014 is the perfect opportunity to buy Apple’s products this year. Black Friday is the best chance for people to start buying Christmas gifts. Christmas is such a special... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
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    BSA TechPost

  • Executive Survey Shows the Benefits of Data Innovation Across the Whole Economy

    Victoria Espinel
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:02 pm
    There are pervasive myths and misconceptions about how data innovation is transforming the global economy, from the idea that it’s all about so-called “Big Data” (in fact, analyzing even small data sets can produce useful insights) to the false notion that all data is personal information (when discoveries are being made from data sources such […] Related posts: Securing the Benefits of Software Innovation and Growth Restoring Confidence in the Digital Economy BSA Global Survey Reveals Security Concerns With Unlicensed Software — and Points to the Solution
  • Pass Surveillance Reform Now

    TechPost Editors
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    BSA | The Software Alliance and other leading technology groups sent the followng letter on September 8, 2014, to the US Senate calling for a swift vote on the USA Freedom Act. The bipartisan legislation would strengthen privacy protections for the public by reforming the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Click here for the letter in pdf […] Related posts: Time to Break the Logjam on ECPA Reform Restoring Confidence in the Digital Economy Pass the Innovation Act
  • Time to Break the Logjam on ECPA Reform

    Victoria Espinel
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    No one can argue convincingly that the email, photos and documents we store electronically are any less important to our personal and professional lives than the ones we keep on paper. Yet they are still held to different standards: Authorities need a warrant to search an old-fashioned file cabinet, but not your hard drive or […] Related posts: ECPA’s Silver Anniversary: Time for Reform Pass the Innovation Act The Right Mix of Policies to Promote Cloud Computing
  • 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
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    Semiconductor Research News - New Publications

  • Rare Earths: Worldwide Markets, Applications, Technologies

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The global market for rare earths totaled 148,840 metric tons in 2013. The market reached 153,260 metric tons in 2014 and is expected to reach 207,205 metric tons in 2019, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% for the period 2014-2019. This report provides an updated review of rare earth materials, sources, pricing and production processes and identifies current and emerging applications for these materials.
  • Global and China RF Coaxial Cable Industry Report, 2014-2017

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Benefiting from a surge in mobile phone users and gradual replacement of 2G by 3G and 4G in developing countries, global RF coaxial cable market size has been growing, registering an average annual growth rate of 8.4% during 2007-2013 and coming to USD 4.29 billion in 2013. Powerfully driven by national policies, new businesses like broadband network, new generation mobile communications, cloud computing, and high-speed information transmission are accelerating the upgrading of China’s communications industry. 2G network has become very popular in China, and RF coaxial cable market in the…
  • The Taiwanese Fabless IC Industry, 4Q 2014

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This research report presents shipment value forecast and recent quarter review of the Taiwanese fabless IC industry. The report includes fabless IC shipment value, product mix, and application mix analyses. The content of this report is based on primary data obtained through interviews with fabless IC designers, and publicly available information such as corporate financial statements. The report finds that the Taiwanese fabless IC industry's shipment value increased 2.9% sequentially and 11.5% year-on-year, reaching around US$4.63 billion in the third quarter of 2014. It is estimated that…
  • Tunable Diode Laser Analyzer Market Analysis & Forecast 2014-2020

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The market size for the TDLA industry was around $291.57 million in 2014 and is expected to grow considerably in the coming years. Some of The major players in the global TDLA market are Siemens AG (Germany), ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (Switzerland), Yokogawa Electric Corporation (Japan), Servomex (U.K.), NeoMonitors (Norway), Endress+Hauser group (Switzerland), and Sick AG (Germany), among others. The report covers the TDLA Market by applications, industry, and geography. It provides a detailed analysis of the current market scenario and the estimation till the…
  • Mid-Infrared Lasers: Technologies, Applications and Global Markets

    14 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This report exclusively focuses on market estimations for various mid-IR types and industries employing mid-infrared technology and excludes chemical laser market estimations; however, a practical application of this laser type has been discussed. The global market for mid-infrared (MID-IR) lasers in 2013 was worth $475 million. This market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.2% between 2014 and 2019. This will result in nearly $501.2 million in 2014 and $742.6 million global market in 2019.
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • Acme Made’s Skinny Sleeve for the iPad Mini Quick Review

    21 Dec 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Acme Made’s Skinny Sleeve is a fully padded sleeve made from a neoprene like material the company calls StretchShell fabric. The fabric is water  and stain resistant on the outside, and has a soft lining on the inside. Features: StretchShell fabric protects with minimal bulk Super-thin seam construction provides a snug and secure fit—and allows easy access even to an iPad in its Smart Cover Soft interior lining protects screen from dust and scratches Stylish elastic band keeps iPad in the sleeve, while adding a modern and contrasting color and texture Simple and easy to use—carry…
  • Fashion Layering for the Holidays with Lenovo VIBE X2

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    The VIBE X2 is the world’s first multi-layered smartphone! What I liked best about the Vibe X2 are the VIBE Xtensions: particularly, the VIBE X2 Battery and VIBE X2 speaker. It adds functionality as well as adding another layer. Read on to find out more about the stylish offering from Lenovo As the temperature drops, warm up to the idea of piling on layers of your fashion favorites, and stand out from the crowd by complementing your getup with the slim and ultra-stylish Lenovo VIBE X2, the world’s first multi-layered smartphone. Layered looks outperform one-piece wonders. Layering…
  • Smart unveils new and improved Smart Stores

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Last week, Smart Communications took the wrappings of their new and improved Smart Stores. Designed to let people experience the Smart Life, traditional telco hubs were given a more modern look where people can discover and get a feel of the next generation’s digital lifestyle. In an event held at the Smart Store in Powerplant Mall, Makati City, Smart launched the lifestyle nooks - the Music Hub, Reading Nook, Digital Mall, and Games Station. These digital services enable Filipinos to experience their passions through Smart. The nooks were also unveiled at Smart Stores in Robinsons…
  • Experience Mi products first hand in SM North EDSA

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:37 am
    Still on the fence on getting a Mi 3 or Redmi 1S? Maybe you will change your mind after you touch and try the devices first hand. Mi Philippines is giving everyone a change to see their devices in person to help you make that purchase decision. From December 18 to 31, Mi Philippines will be hosting a holiday Mi experience event at the Ground Floor of SM North EDSA (near SM Department Store and McDonald’s). The event will give everyone a change to try out their products and learn more about the company. If you do find the devices compelling (most likely it will), you can also purchase…
  • LG Mobile is having a 3 day Christmas rush sale starting tomorrow!

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:27 am
      If you’re in the market for a new phone this season, then you may be interested in this one. LG Mobile is having a 3 day Christmas rush sale starting tomorrow, December 19 to 21. The devices featured in the sale are the LG G3 Beat and the LG L Fino. The LG G3 Beat, originally priced at P13,990, will be sold for P9,990. That’s a four thousand peso discount! While the LG L Fino, worth P7,990, will be discounted to P6,990. Both phones offer compelling features. The G3 Beat has its roots from the original G3. You get the looks and design, a 5 inch HD display, a quad core CPU,…
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  • Review of Google Nexus 5 from LG

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:40 am
    The Google Nexus 5 smartphone from LG might be a year old, but it is still a great phone. The phone delivers great power and value for your money. That is exactly why I bought this phone to replace my old Samsung Galaxy S3. My old Samsung phone, was no longer able to charge the battery, so I needed a new phone badly and did not have all the time in the world to find the replacement. My choice fell on the Google Nexus 5 from LG. After have been using my new Nexus 5 smartphone for about a month now, I thought it would be a good time to write this review, for you guys that might consider…
  • 5 Great Christmas Gifts for Tech Fans in 2014

    10 Dec 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Soon it will be Christmas again and just like last year, I will help you out with some ideas for great tech gift to put under the tree this year. As always, there is a lot of great new gadgets and electronic that could make the perfect gift for every guy and girl with interest in technology. Here is 5 suggestions for you to get inspirited:   1. Phantom 2 Drone How about having your own Drone. I know that I would love to have one of my own   2. Garmin Forerunner 220 Make it more interesting to put on your running shoes with the Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS watch.   3. iRobot…
  • Techwork turns 4 years today

    28 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Today, 28th of November, it is 4 years ago I launched this blog. I can believe how time flies by. It seems like it was just yesterday. I started this blog because I thought it would be fun to have my own blog on the Internet, where I could share all kind of tech tips I come across. I have always been interested in technology, of all kinds, and been good to figure out how things work when I get it in my hands. Back in the old days, I also enjoyed to create html websites and write small java scripts. With a CMS system like WordPress, it don’t make much sense to write code like that…
  • Review of Logitech H600 Wireless Headset

    15 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    If you need a cheap wireless headset for your computer, the Logitech H600 Wireless headset might be the right one for you. I recently bought this headset and why not write a review about it. To be honest, this is no high-end headset at all, but that was not what I was looking for. However, it is a good headset for the price. It is very light and easy to use. Put the Nano receiver in an available USB port and let Windows find the device. I you are looking for a high-end headset for listening to great music this is not the one. If you on the other hand are looking for a good cheap wireless…
  • My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q3 – 2014

    5 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    Another 3 months has gone and it is time for my 3. quarter Traffic Report for 2014. I just love Google Analytic statistics, because it can tell me a lot about my blog. A lot of bloggers don’t care about their stats and that is fine with me, but if you like me, also love to keep track on your visitors with Google Analytics keep on reading Traffic Types Search Engines: 52.1% Direct traffic: 22.8% Referring Sites: 15.2% Social traffic: 9.8% Email and Other traffic: 0.20% Compared with Q2 my organic traffic keep on improving a little. It is not like the good old days where 70% of all my…
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  • Wait, Meta Descriptions DO Affect Search Results?

    Dave Paul
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:54 am
    In the tangled jungle of factors that affect your website’s search ranking, it’s nice when you come cross something you don’t have to optimize. The longstanding opinion in the SEO community, confirmed by Google itself, was that your meta description is of those rare non-factors. Neil Patel challenges that conventional wisdom in a recent op ed, claiming that your meta description is a major factor in your rankings, albeit an indirect one. For those of us who don’t spend all our time geeking on Internet marketing, let’s start off by defining our terms. Your meta description is one of…
  • Will the EU Break Up Google?

    Dave Paul
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    Europe really, really doesn’t like Google. At least, that’s the message that has been sent by increasingly strict European Union rules on how search engines can operate, such as this summer’s “Right to Forget” court decision. But such rulings seem like minor speed bumps compared to the EU’s latest proposal: break Google in half. The decision came late last week in the form of a resolution to split search engines off of their parent companies. The resolution, which passed by an overwhelming 2-to-1 majority, doesn’t call out Google by name—but as the market leader that dominates…
  • Google Penalizes Another Polish Link Network

    Dave Paul
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:37 am
    Search Engine Land reports that Google has taken action against (another) Polish “link network,” also known as a link farm. This sent some ripples through the searchosphere over Thanksgiving weekend, and surely has customers of the link network—who paid money for the privilege of having their search visibility penalized—caught by surprise. The real surprise here, however, is not that Google penalized the link farm and its customers—it’s that anyone was still paying for these types of schemes. What Happened Link directories, link farms or link networks are all different terms for…
  • Is Bing Setting a New Web Design Trend?

    Dave Paul
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:38 pm
    When Google first debuted, there were lots of things that set it apart from other search engines: it was a pioneer in evaluating the links pointing to a website rather than just the keywords that site contained, and offered users better search results. But that’s not something users can easily see, and it’s not what made Google popular. Instead, what set the upstart apart from its competitors was the design of the search page itself. Search engines in the early 2000s were a visual mess. The main search portals of early giants like Yahoo and AOL were crammed with features and information,…
  • How to Succeed in the Age of Organic Search

    Dave Paul
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:59 am
    In a recent piece from Search Engine Land, columnist Trond Lyngbø explained how organic search has changed business from a “selling cycle” of trying to reach consumers to a “buying cycle” of letting consumers reach you. Trond is right, and the new Internet economy means that consumers have the power to do more research, vet more options, and actively avoid being sold to. But when it comes to advice for how to succeed in that environment, Trond is surprisingly vague. He offers general suggestions like “assisting clients with buying decisions” and “sharing information about…
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  • REPORT: Apple Will Start Producing A New 12-Inch MacBook Air That's Super Thin Early Next Year (AAPL)

    Lisa Eadicicco
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
    Apple is reportedly preparing to start producing a new 12-inch MacBook Air in the first quarter of 2015, Taiwanese website Digitimes reports.  The new 12-inch MacBook may be even thinner than the MacBook Airs Apple currently sells (both models measure 0.68 inches deep), as Digitimes claims it will feature "a new chassis design to reduce the device's overall thickness and weight." The report doesn't include many other details about the new MacBook Air, but does claim that Intel's Broadwell processor will power it.  If Apple does release a 12-inch MacBook Air, it would be the first…
  • Amazon's Next Smartphone Reportedly Won't Come Out Until 2016

    Jillian D'Onfro
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:24 am
    Amazon won't release the next version of its Fire smartphone until 2016, sources close to its development tell VentureBeat.  The first Fire phone, largely panned as a flop, cost Amazon $170 million in unsold inventory and other related costs in Q3, and VentureBeat's Mark Sullivan reports that the lukewarm reception forced the development team "back to the drawing board" for version two.  Although the first Fire phone had some interesting features, like 3-D effects and camera mode that can automatically identify real-world objects, they weren't enough to get…
  • The Pirate Bay Could Be About To Return After A New Pirate Flag Appeared Online

    James Cook
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:19 am
    One of the world's biggest file-sharing sites, The Pirate Bay, could be about to make its return after a waving pirate flag appeared on its old domain name. The Pirate Bay was shut down on December 9 when police in Stockholm raided a web hosting company and seized one of the servers used to keep the network online. Since then, the site has remained offline.  But TorrentFreak is reporting that the Pirate Bay's old domain has been resurrected, and a video of a black pirate flag has appeared where the file-sharing site used to be.  The site is now pointing to a new server hosted in Moldova,…
  • Consumer Interest In The Apple Watch Has Been Steadily Declining Since September (AAPL)

    Jay Yarow
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:14 am
    We're only a few months away from Apple releasing the Apple Watch, its first major product in the post-Steve Jobs era. Apple announced the watch in September, and said it would be out in early 2015. People still have no idea what to think of the watch. Apple analyst Gene Munster published the results of survey of 968 iPhone owners, asking them if they were interested in buying an Apple Watch. Only 7% of those polled want a watch, and that number has been declining since September: Munster thinks these numbers suggest Apple sells 10 million Apple watches in year one. Munster says the consensus…
  • People Are Asking Whether Uber Drivers Cause More Accidents Because They're Distracted Behind The Wheel

    James Cook
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:12 am
    Taxi apps like Uber could be distracting drivers, even causing accidents, a New York Times article has suggested.  Drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft need to have iPhones in their vehicle in order to pick up passengers. That means that their route is tracked, and they have detailed passenger information. But it also means that there's always a screen in front of the drivers. The rise of ride-sharing apps, as well as taxi apps like Flywheel, mean that drivers often need to interact with their screen as fast as they can to gain business. An Uber service call, for example, will…
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  • Streamyx forced ads (

    Keith Rozario
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:31 am
    A couple of days back, I was at my in-laws doing some browsing on their PC. Now my in-laws have a Windows XP laptop, that isn’t secured, which is fine because as far as I can tell, I’m the only one that uses it. Most of them now go to their phones or tablets for internet access–nobody uses PCs anymore!! But I noticed something strange. I wasn’t able to access Amazon, which was where I was browsing for some Christmas shopping (but not logging in of course). Somehow every time I typed on the browser, it would re-direct me to a Lazada advert. Now this looks…
  • Malaysian Government Hacked Environmental website?

    Keith Rozario
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Environment News Service, an environmental focused news website this week accused Malaysian government hackers of attacking it after it ran a story implicating Sarawak governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud of corruption and graft. As a result, the site was down for 2-hours, before the site manage to re-gain control. “The attack on our site came from a Malaysian government entity as identified by their IP address,” Sunny Lewis, editor-in-chief of Environment News Service (ENS) But what exactly is an IP address, and how did ENS identify it? Let me explain. What is an IP address? The…
  • Phishing by the Bank–Maybank that is

    Keith Rozario
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Recently I received a phishing email from telling me that Maybank had installed new security features and that I need to validate my details on the Maybank2u web portal. The email was marked as SPAM by Gmail, and trying to visit the site further sparked more warnings from Firefox AND my anti-virus. But I was curious as to what the link would entail, in much the same way I was curious about the RHB phishing emails I received some months back. Hopefully this post gives you an indication of just how sophisticated these attacks are, and manages to educate you on the one true way…
  • Censoring bomb making websites: NO

    Keith Rozario
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    The Star reports that : Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye called on the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to block bomb-making websites. “We live in a troubled age. Previously, it was unimaginable, but now even from your home, you can make a bomb. The MCMC must do a comprehensive check to see how we can block sites that are harmful to the nation,” he said. Now, apart from the fact, that there aren’t any dangerous substances used for bomb-making today, that wasn’t around in the 1970’s, the entire statement is…
  • ATM Hacks are so bloody boring

    Keith Rozario
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Last week, while I was flying from KL to London, I noticed a strange anomaly on the screen of the boarding gate at KLIA. Closer inspection revealed that it was an anti-virus warning that signaled the computer had been infected by a Virus (almost 2 days ago!!). As a techie, I quickly deduced 3 things from the screen. One, the computer was running Windows, and probably an outdated version of Windows. Two, the computer had been infected with Conficker–Conficker was a pretty infamous threat, back in 2008!! And yet, here we are, at Malaysia’s most prestigious airport, and we have a…
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  • Can this be the teaser video for Sony Xperia Z4?

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Can this be the teaser video for Sony Xperia Z4? via - As CES 2015 is knocking at the doors, this is the time when companies will be teasing their new upcoming products to the public and create a wave all around. Sony has released a teaser video that provides a lot of clues on what it could be pointing towards. This would most likely be the Sony Xperia Z4 although we see a lot of clues on the number ‘5’. This most likely hints towards the smartphone running on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop or can be another version of Xperia. Alleged image of the upcoming Z4 flagship smartphone…
  • Micromax launches Yureka running on Cynanogen OS

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:01 am
    Micromax launches Yureka running on Cynanogen OS via - After preventing OnePlus to continue sales in India, Micromax, who holds the exclusive rights to run Cynanogen OS, has unveiled the first phone under the Yu Brand christened Yureka. With solid specs and an amazing price tag at only $140, can Micromax compete in the Indian market and elsewhere? Xiaomi continues to reign the Indian market with its budget friendly smartphone even after facing a court ban. It would definitely be a hard game for Micromax to topple Xiaomi and other smartphone companies with their new product. Yureka, the first…
  • Blackberry goes back in time with Blackberry Classic

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:50 am
    Blackberry goes back in time with Blackberry Classic via - Blackberry is returning back to where it began with a new phone that features the tratditional keyboard at a time when most of the smartphones have resorted to touch screens. Throughout the last few weeks, Blackberry Classic has been teased quite a few times with its pre-order campaign kicking off way earlier for $449. No more pre-orders as Blackberry has finally officially announced the device. Blackberry Classic takes us back at the time when Blackberry was truly meant for the businessmen with its premium devices. At first sight,…
  • Possible 5-inch One Plus One Mini leaked

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Possible 5-inch One Plus One Mini leaked via - One Plus, the makers of the Android flagship killer in 2014 might be releasing their next smartphone soon as specifications and other details surrounding it has been revealed. Apart from details and the specs, a pair of leaked photos has also surfaced for us to see the possible next gen OnePlus smartphone. What’s best is that the device comes with better specs and a lower price tag. Thanks to Chinese tech blog, Gizmochina, for posting the photos of what they claim to be the unreleased smartphone. According to them this might be the OnePlus…
  • Microsoft Lumia 435 picture and specs leaked

    14 Dec 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Microsoft Lumia 435 picture and specs leaked via - With Microsoft Lumia 535 already on the market shelves, another new budget friendly smartphone , Lumia 435, might be releasing soon according to the leaks. Since the possible name is ‘435’, it can be deduced that the specifications of the smartphone will be much lower than compared to Lumia 535. The Microsoft Lumia 435 would pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset similar to the Lumia 535, a 4-inch WVGA display (235 ppi), 5-megapixel rear camera and measures 118.1 mm x 64.7 mm. As Lumia 535 has already launched at only USD 150,…
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  • Why Is It So Important To Keep A WordPress Site Updated?

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you don’t update your WordPress site, it may be vulnerable to hackers. Updating a WordPress site is one of those tedious tasks that has to be done, but doesn’t usually confer any obvious benefit. Sometimes you’ll get a new feature, but most of the time, you hit the update button, the site prints out […]
  • vBulletin 5.1.4 Brings Revamped Site Builder And Other New Features

    10 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    vBulletin, the web’s most popular forum platform, recently announced the release of vBulletin Connect 5.1.4. It’s a minor maintenance release that focuses on fixes and tweaks, but among the changes are a few that deserve closer attention because they will have a direct impact on vBulletin site owners and their users. Improved Site Builder The […]
  • Black Friday Mobile Sales Surge, Performance Suffers

    3 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Black Friday is the crunch point of the eCommerce calendar. It’s the day on which retailers reap the biggest rewards, but also the day on which eCommerce platforms show their true performance colors. A number of interesting statistics came out of this year’s Black Friday rush. The first thing to note is that the eCommerce […]
  • Roundup of November’s Best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento Content

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    This month we’re coming at you with an early pre-Thanksgiving roundup. Once you’re done eating all the turkey and watching all the football, maybe you’ll find time to settle into your La-Z-Boy and catch up on the best news from the last thirty days. Big recent news has included the release of a new WordPress […]
  • WordPress Basics: How Does A Content Distribution Network Make Your Site Faster?

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Performance-optimized web hosting is the single most important factor in determining site speed. Without that, your site is going to be slow no matter what other optimizations you make. But although good quality web hosting is a necessary component of a low-latency site, it’s not sufficient. The fastest web hosting can’t accelerate a badly coded […]
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  • Asetek wins patent infringement lawsuit against Coolermaster over AIO coolers

    The Sorcerer
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:39 am
    Asetek is likely having a victory dance after the decision made by a jury in the District court for California. The end result is that Asetek was ruled in its favour that Coolermaster infringed upon two of Asetek’s lawsuits for closed-loop liquid coolers. The lawsuit was filed by Asetek against CMI (then known as Cooler Master USA, Inc), involving U.S. patent No. 8,240,362 and later U.S. Patent No. 8,245,764 when Seidon series was launched. Asetek also had a lawsuit against Swiftech of which Swiftech decided to pull off its products- the H220 and H240 rather than having legal…
  • Nvidia GTX 960 rated at 150W TDP, may launch by January

    The Sorcerer
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:21 am
    Nvidia unveiled two of its maxwell 2.0 based cards- GTX 980 and the GTX 970. It was expected a lower cost card will arrive. But what was not really expected is that the card is powered by a single PCIe power connector- and has a TDP rated at 150w. This card is expected to be in sub-$200 price segment. It is rumoured that GTX 960 would be launched by January 22nd, 2015 according to a source. Earlier it was said that it would be based on GM204, but other reports indicated that it would be the GM206 GPU core. Base clock speed is expected to be about 993 MHz with a boost of 1050MHz with VRAM…
  • Gigabyte VGA unveils WaterForce 3-way SLI GTX 980

    The Sorcerer
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:22 am
    While in one corner we have reference and then the non-reference versions of GTX 980, Gigabyte has a triple non-reference GTX 980 combo with a closed-loop water setup. The GIGABYTE WaterForce 3-way SLI GTX 980 includes a radiator-in-a-box designed to sit on top of the PC case. From the inside, you see 3x 120mm fan and front LED controls. Since there’s a total of 6x pipes, an internal USB header and a Molex, it get routed through Gigabyte’s included 5.25″ bay cover. There’s also pipe clamps, Gigabyte-themed 3-way SLI bridge which comes in a clam-shell suitcase (Yeah!)…
  • Intel puts up pictures of next-gen Broadwell-based NUC 2.0

    The Sorcerer
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:04 am
    Intel posted pictures of its upcoming NUC 2.0 SFF systems. The NUC 2.0 are codenamed ‘Rock Canyon’ and ‘Maple Canyon’ are primarily made for consumers and commercial use. Both have variants using Broadwell i3 and i5 5000U processors. Interestingly, Intel also pointed out that the NUC motherboards can be purchased separately- therefore giving the end user the flexibility to choose a NUC chassis from other brands. These Broadwell units are dual core based microprocessors which also utilizes either HD 5500 or 6000 graphics. The new units have DisplayPort, M.2 slot, use…
  • Fractal Design outs Kelvin Series open loop liquid coolers

    The Sorcerer
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:49 am
    Fractal Design announces Kelvin series open-loop DIY liquid coolers for 120mm, 240mm and 360mm radiator size- T12, S24 or S36. Fractal Designed showed-off its Kelvin series earlier with few videos and tears, and in the meanwhile used the time to do tweaks. These are designed provide a powerful solution while giving the flexibility of a liquid cooler. Fractal Design said that these have silent operations, but also provide powerful performance and easy expansion. It was also added that its high-performance ceramic pumps are strong enough for even full-fledged water cooling setup should one…
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  • Infographic: 10 Industry Event Don’ts For Tech Marketers

    Hilary Jansen
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
    UBM Tech polled 1000+ tech professionals to learn about their event preferences and actions. Based on their responses, we put together a list of ten things marketers should not do before, during, and after an event. Plus, one all-important marketing Do.  
  • 2015 Predictions: Top Trends in PR & Marketing

    Beyond PR
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:29 pm
    As 2014 comes to an end, our minds are naturally turning toward what is in store for the coming year. Fortunately, for those of us finalizing our strategic communications plans, we have inspiration in the form of predictions and trends to watch, sourced from PR and marketing thought leaders at a recent roundtable. Among the predictions are greater transparency between companies and their consumers, PR and marketing working closer together, and vast improvements to PR measurement practices. The deck below should provide some food for thought as you execute your 2015 plans. The Modern PR Trends…
  • InformationWeek Wins Best Technology Website At 2014 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards

    Hilary Jansen
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    Relaunched site takes top honor for B2B Technology sites UBM Tech announced that Folio: has recognized InformationWeek for editorial excellence at its 2014 Eddie & Ozzie Awards. InformationWeek, the leading news and analysis media brand for business technology decision-makers, won the following two first place Eddie awards. B-to-B Website – Technology / Telecom – InformationWeek Website B-to-B Tool – InformationWeek | Steal Our Slides, November 2013 “With the redesign of about a year ago, we made a renewed commitment to engaging with our…
  • A Year in Review: Infographics

    Hilary Jansen
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    Infographics played a larger role than ever in Create Your Next Customer’s 2014 visual storytelling efforts. Looking back, they provide a great snapshot of the year’s big marketing and technology trends from our longer research pieces. Take a look at our year in infographics! Marketing Research Infographics Learn about tech marketers’ top marketing priorities and challenges, the content that drives event attendance, and the tools marketers need for year-round engagement. The State of Digital Marketing 2014 How to Get IT Professionals to Say Yes to Your Events Make Your Marketing…
  • Reminder: Your Best Content Expires January 1, 2015

    Hilary Jansen
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Many tech marketers (myself included) regard the new year with more than a little apprehension. The expiration dates on your best content marketing pieces are fast approaching, and another year of content planning and creation is upon us. Does 2015 mean you need to bury all the content pieces you created over 2014 and start over? Not necessarily. Here are some strategies to extend the shelf life of your content. Refresh. Read through the content pieces that have performed well for your lead acquisition and nurture campaigns. If the information is still relevant, refresh the piece by focusing…
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  • VoIP Services: Their Types, Packages, And Benefits

    Brittany Grange
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    Technology has come a long way especially when it comes to communication. Unlike decades ago, today one can easily communicate with people from wherever in the world in real time. VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) makes use of Internet connection to place calls using landline and mobile phones as well as other devices like computers. Unlike traditional telephone services that use cables and analog signals to transmit calls, VoIP transmits using digital signals and only requires Internet connection. Types of VoIP services Peer to peer, which mostly make use of the Internet only. VoIP in: one…
  • Why You Should Keep Your Cable TV Service

    Brittany Grange
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:21 am
    If you pay attention to the news, you might have heard about the trend of “cord cutting.” Some people are deciding to get rid of their cable TV package and are instead choosing to get their content from online video streaming services. But the truth is while that sounds good in theory, there are still a number of great benefits of having a cable TV package that you will be giving up if you decide to look elsewhere for your content. Here are 3 reasons why you might want to continue using your cable TV subscription. Stay in the Conversation with Your Friends and Co-Workers Some…
  • Common Questions And Concerns About Using MVoIP

    Brittany Grange
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    With cellular phones being a main staple in the lives of most consumers, it is easy to see why there are so many who are curious to find out more about using MVoIP. If you have the right kind of service, access to Internet, and an updated phone, chances are you can use the Internet to make phone calls to other people also online. Even though MvoIP is a basic form of online communication, it seems complicated by technical jargon that many consumers just do not understand. Here are a few of the most common questions and concerns about using MVoIP on your mobile phone: Can MVoIP be used to make…
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  • Keep An Installed Copy of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (FREE) On Your PC

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I have featured the FREE version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in the past and thought this would be a good time to once again promote this “must have” security software. One thing to point out at the start is that the FREE version of Malwarebytes is only a scanning utility and does not provide real-time protection. […]

    20 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    If you follow my blog you will find when it comes to desktop computers I am a Microsoft Windows user and when it comes to smartphones and tablets I am a Google Android user. Today’s featured tech site is a site that is solely focused on Android. It is called GetAndroidStuff. Below you will find […]
  • This is Awesome… Play, Create and Share Realistic Looking Jigsaw Puzzles Online

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    When I come across something that I classify as “awesome”, I want to share it with my readers right away! Some of you may like jigsaw puzzles and some of you may not; however, you have to take a look at this online (virtual) version of jigsaw puzzles called Jigsaw Planet (by Tibo Software). Briefly, […]
  • MSN Apps Are Now Available for iOS, Android, and Amazon devices

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:39 am
    Just a short note to let you know that if you are an iOS (Apple), Android or Amazon smartphone or tablet user, the MSN apps (News, Weather*, Sports, Money, Health & Fitness, and Food & Drink) that are popular on the Windows based platforms are now available to you (on those respective OS platforms). I […]
  • Download This Windows 8.1 Quick Reference Card

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I happened, by chance, to come across this Windows 8.1 Quick Reference Card by Custom Guide Interactive (that your can download or print) that is buried at the University of Incarnate Word (whatever that is). This “must have” guide will be of great assistance to you in navigating and learning about Windows 8.1… The card […]
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  • Happy Fix® Ho-Ho-Hosting Holiday Snapfest Photo Contest

    David Menzies
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:57 am
    THE PEAK OF GOOD LIVING: APEX, N.C.  -- North Carolina’s happiest startup, Happy Fix® (, is inviting its growing community of Happbassadors to join the seasonal fun with the company’s “Holiday Happy Fix” Snapfest hosted on SnapYeti, the popular online photo contest marketplace. Participants are invited to share a photo of their favorite holiday-related tradition, event, symbol, or activity that provides a Happy Fix at and compete for the most votes, with the winner being awarded a free HPY Mug after the contest ends December 31.The…
  • Phononic Raises $44.5 Million in Series D Funding

    David Menzies
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:31 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Phononic, a consumer products company reinventing cooling and heating, today announced that it has secured $44.5 million in Series D funding. The round is led by Eastwood Capital Corp and the Wellcome Trust, along with a syndicate comprised of WLR China Energy Infrastructure Fund, Tsing Capital, Venrock, Oak Investment Partners and Rex Health Ventures. The funds will be used to drive sales of the company's solid state solutions in Cold Products and Electronics Cooling, penetrate new market opportunities and expand manufacturing capacity.HPY Holidays Tee Just $19.99!Phononic's…
  • Imperial Design Builders Contracts with J. Evans & Associates to Develop, Maintain Updated Health and Safety Core Values

    David Menzies
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:12 am
    FUQUAY VARINA, N.C. -- Imperial Design Builders (, a family owned and operated general contractor building communities one building at a time, is pleased to announce it has contracted with J. Evans & Associates, Inc. to develop and maintain updated health and safety core values. Led by Jerry Evans, the consultancy boasts an extensive background in construction safety and training dealing with loss control, safety program development, site safety training, site safety inspections and hazard awareness training.“If a client is bringing us a project that’s…
  • Immedion Hires Terry Morris as Director of Cloud Services

    David Menzies
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:25 am
    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Immedion LLC,  South Carolina and Western North Carolina’s premiere provider of data center services including Cloud, colocation and managed services, announced today the hiring of Terry Morris as Director of Cloud Services.  In his new role, Terry will be responsible for the overall operations and delivery of Immedion’s Cloud infrastructure.HPY Holidays Tee Just $19.99!Morris joins Immedion with an extensive background in Cloud architecture and management.  Prior to Immedion, Morris held the title of ITAAS Cloud Architect at Dimension Data, Inc. where…
  • Three Wake County Charities to Share $15,000 Award

    David Menzies
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:22 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Junior League of Raleigh, a nonprofit organization for women focused on improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers, is pleased to announce The Green Chair Project, Alliance Medical Ministry, and Learning Together, Inc., as this year’s Legacy Fund winners.  The $15,000 Legacy Fund, made up of proceeds from the League’s A Shopping SPREE! annual fundraiser, is presented each year to charitable organizations that particularly focus on women and youth in Wake County and with which the Junior League and/or its members has…
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  • Los accesorios magnéticos del iPhone 6 Plus pueden interferir con la estabilización de imagen y con el chip NFC

    Domadis Cabrera
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Los imanes y la electrónica por lo general no funcionan muy bien juntos. Y esa relación poco amistosa puede ser la culpable de algunos de los problemas que están teniendo los usuarios del iPhone 6 y el iPhone 6 Plus. Meses después de su lanzamiento, algunos compradores han informado de problemas con la función de estabilización de imagen óptica del iPhone 6 Plus, que principalmente se tambalea sin control en ciertas situaciones. Y si bien inicialmente no estaba claro cuál era la causa del problema, los usuarios han especulado que podría tener que ver con las propiedades magnéticas…
  • Apple gana premio de ingeniería por el diseño de una de sus tiendas en Turquía

    Domadis Cabrera
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Apple ha ganado otro premio arquitectónico por la ingeniería de vidrio innovadora utilizada para crear una linterna de vidrio casi perfecta en una de sus tiendas oficiales en Estambul, Turquía. La Apple Store en el Centro Zorlu de Turquía se llevó el premio Supremo a la excelencia en ingeniería estructural de los Structural Awards de este año, y también fue honrada por su excelencia en el diseño estructural de un edificio comercial. La firma Forester + Partners, que lleva décadas trabajando con Apple, fue la creadora de la tienda, y Eckersley O’Callaghan fue el ingeniero…
  • Boom: un bonito ecualizador de audio para mejorar la calidad de sonido de tu Mac

    Domadis Cabrera
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Hay un montón de aplicaciones que pretenden o dicen mejorar el sonido de tu computadora, pero son pocos los que cumplen con su cometido. Boom no pertenece a ese grupo, ya que realmente mejora la calidad de audio de tu Mac. Boom es un ecualizador de audio para todo el sistema; lo que significa que una vez instalado, todo el audio será afinado para que suene mejor. Y eso quiere decir que funciona con todos los programas que hagan uso de la salida de audio, ya sea Netflix, Spotify o iTunes. Lo que Boom está haciendo no es nada mágico, ni de otro mundo. Boom hace lo que haría cualquier…
  • El fabricante chino Digione demanda a Apple porque el iPhone 6 copia el diseño de uno de sus teléfonos

    Domadis Cabrera
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:49 am
    Atrás han quedado los tiempos en los que Apple se enfrascaba en una batalla legal con cualquier fabricante que se atreviera a copiar/imitar el más mínimo diseño del iPhone. Hoy en día las cosas son muy diferentes, los fabricantes chinos copian burda e impunemente los dispositivos de Apple. Y no sólo los chinos, hasta los fabricantes occidentales como Nokia replican los productos de Apple hasta en el más mínimo detalle. Y todo ello sin que Apple haga el más mínimo gesto de oposición. Pues bien, tal es la situación, que ahora son los fabricantes chinos los que demandan a Apple. Y el…
  • Apple deja de firmar iOS 8.1, si actualizaste a iOS 8.1.1 ya no podrás volver atrás

    Domadis Cabrera
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Apple lanzó iOS 8.1.1 el pasado 17 de noviembre, y con dicha actualización Apple eliminó el jailbreak de Pangu. Hasta entonces todavía era posible hacer downgrade de iOS 8.1.1 a iOS 8.1 ya que Apple todavía seguía firmando el archivo de firmware de iOS 8.1. Esto era útil para los jailbreakers, ya que podían regresar de nuevo a iOS 8.1, y volver a hacerle el jailbreak a sus dispositivos mediante Pangu. Por desgracia, ya no será posible hacer downgrade a iOS 8.1 desde iOS 8.1.1 ya que Apple ha dejado de firmar iOS 8.1. Esto fue confirmado por Callum Jones, que dirige el sitio web…
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  • Big solar step: Super-efficient system sets record

    Curated Post
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    A new world record is making the future of solar energy look pretty bright. Researchers in Australia recently developed a solar energy system that can convert more than 40 percent of the sunlight that hits it into electricity the highest efficiency ever reported for a commercially available photovoltaic system.The technology first achieved the record-breaking efficiency in outdoor tests in Sydney, Australia, and later at an outdoor test facility operated by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, the primary lab for renewable energy and energy efficiency research…
  • Saving Our Soils and Climate with Biochar

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
    Dear EarthTalk: What is biochar and how can it help reduce my carbon footprint?  – William Jarvis, Bethlehem, PABiochar is a naturally occurring, fine-grained, highly porous form of charcoal derived from the process of baking biomass—and it’s been associated with fertile soils for some two thousand years. “Biochar is found in soils around the world as a result of vegetation fires and historic soil management practices,” reports the International Biochar Initiative (IBI), a trade group representing the world’s burgeoning biochar industry. “Intensive study of biochar-rich…
  • Remote Start Functionality for its Blink Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

    PR Newswire
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:08 am
    Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (“CarCharging”), the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, announced that it now offers remote start functionality for its Blink EV charging stations via the Blink mobile application (“App”). This feature provides EV drivers with the ability to start an EV charging session directly from the App, which is available for iOS and Android devices.Once a driver locates and selects the Blink EV charging station on the Blink App, they have multiple options for beginning the charging session,…
  • Report Misses Link Between California Drought and Human-Caused Climate Change

    9 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Just a couple months ago, I critiqued a pair of studies that disputed any linkage between human-caused climate change and the exceptional 2014 California drought. Now comes yet another study (“Causes and Predictability of the 2011-14 California Drought”) with the imprimatur of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), announced with great fanfare (a NOAApress conference), drawing yet again the same conclusion. My criticisms of the latest study are yet again basically the same, but for reasons I explain below, that conclusion is even more implausible now than it was just…
  • Getting Kids Into Environmental Activism

    8 Dec 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Dear EarthTalk: Do you have any tips for helping me get my kids involved in environmental protection advocacy? – Jeanine Black, Charlotte, NCThere’s no time like the present to teach kids to respect their environment and be willing to stand up to protect it. Of course, any good environmental education starts at home: parents should always keep in mind that they are role models for their kids, and should act responsibly. And most schools today incorporate issues of sustainability into their curricula. But kids who want to do more can sync up with one of any number of nonprofits focused…
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  • Nokia 225 Dual SIM Mobile Review

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:41 am
    Nokia 225 one of the best bar type phones at low may all think is this review on a such a phone  really needed but the thing is it will be useful to people who really get annoyed on using touch phones.This phone looks is good  and comes different colors Red,yellow,white,black.The keypad is clear which is good for elder people who have hard time dialing numbers.And the display is bright and sound clarity and ring volumes are good.Battery backup is good nokia 225 comes with dual sim facility.And keypad lighting is average.The CONS are camera is poor but what will you expect in this…
  • Lenovo s5000 tablet review

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:41 am
    This Tab is best at its price range .And its looks are great the back panel is so rich better than any other high priced tabs. Even Though does not support calling facility it is at what it has.This Android tablet combines a 17.78cm (7) HD wide-view screen with a 5.0 megapixel rear camera and optional 3G connectivity, making it perfect for web browsing, reading, gaming and photography.It is super-slim at 7.9 mm and with a light metallic design weighing as little as 246 g the Lenovo S5000.Its supports Sim based internet connectivity.And It supports Whats app and also most of apps.And on the…
  • Editing Google Doodle Score with Chrome

    7 Aug 2012 | 9:41 pm
    Google Olympic Games doodle are quite the buzz these days. While some are trying hard to get the highest among friends, some are simply using developer console tools inbuilt in Firefox and Chrome to change the score. If you have never heard about these tools and wondering how are your friends getting such high score, this post is for you. Google Chrome comes up with their awesome inbuilt tool. To edit your score just do this. Play a game in the doodle and wait in the final score page. I’m making this guide with respect to the basketball doodle. Right click on the score part (as shown…
  • Twitter for iPhone Update Promises Enhancements

    6 Aug 2012 | 11:27 am
    The internet is all aflutter with rumors about upcoming changes to the Twitter iPhone application. A memo leaked in early July outlined a host of new or improved features which promise to enhance the Twitter experience for iPhone users. Version 4.3 promises more user-friendly interactive features as well as opportunities for more personalization. The memo was leaked to the iOS 6 Store on July 6. In addition to the features detailed below, the leaked notes also promised to correct known bugs and crash issues. It’s possible that the features may change prior to the official release of…
  • PhpMyAdmin increase import size limit

    1 Aug 2012 | 10:22 pm
    PhpMyAdmin is a part of the famous XAMPP package. It is responsible for managing database, privileges, settings and other key features. One of the common problem faced in XAMPP is the file size limit. There is a default 2 mb limit on the upload size of XAMPP. This issue can be fixed by changing the upload limit size in the PHP.ini file. Problem Faced No data was received to import. Either no file name was submitted, or the file size exceeded the maximum size permitted by your PHP configuration. This means that the database schema or data that is imported is quite large than the given 2Mb…
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  • Save 53% – Get A Limited Edition Code Black Aerial Drone For $69, HD for $89

    Dave LeClair
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Drones are everywhere. Well, not really, but as word gets out about this awesome deal from StackSocial, they will be. We’re talking about a flying drone with a camera for $69. That’s a savings of 53% off the full price of $149. The HD version is currently available for pre-order as well. If you’ve ever wanted to get in on the fun of flying a drone around and recording stuff, now is your chance! Don’t wait, though, because this deal is only available for a limited time! Head over to StackSocial and purchase a Limited Edition Code Black Aerial Drone with a...Read the…
  • Why You Should Upgrade To Internet Explorer 11 Now

    Christian Cawley
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Poor Internet Explorer. Years of neglect from Microsoft and poor adherence to web standards have led to Windows’ native browser being a much-maligned presence on your computer. But is it really that bad? In truth, Microsoft attempted to reverse the rot with Internet Explorer 7, following the disaster that was IE6. Restoring Internet Explorer to a browser that people actually wanted to use was always going to be a hard road, but it’s just possible that with Internet Explorer 11 this stage has been reached. Internet Explorer 11 Is Fast Full of surprises, perhaps the biggest shock is…
  • Working With Slow-Motion Video: Tips For The Editing Time Lord

    Joshua Lockhart
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    So you’ve shot some video at a high frame rate… what exactly should you do with it now? There are so many elements in slow motion video that need to be considered in post-production. Luckily for you, we’ve considered most of them to bring you our guide to post-processing your slo-mo masterpiece. Project Rate Versus File Frame Rate An important checklist item when shooting in slow-motion – before you even edit - is to see if you’re working with the actual frame rate you’re shooting in or something called a project frame rate. Basically, your…
  • Your Facebook Year In Review, OK Google, Buy Me A Chromebook [Tech News Digest]

    Dave Parrack
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Also, Sony wants to release The Interview online, Google+ improves your videos, Reddit Notes $5 million giveaway, and LG trolls pets using televisions. Your Facebook Year In Review For 2014 I’m already fed up of the Facebook auto-generated “it’s been an awesome year” slideshow of office nights out and ugly children. — Dave Jones (@WelshGasDoc) December 21, 2014 Facebook is offering all its users a review of the past year. Unlike last year’s much-parodied video-based effort, 2014 is summed up for each individual by way of a montage of best moments, with photos, videos, and…
  • How To Decide If You Should Post Something On Social Media

    Dave LeClair
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    We all love sharing things on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. But there’s some things that are better off left private. So how’s one to decide what they should share? You might think you have a post that all of your friends and followers will love, but how can you be sure? The answer is simple: take a look at this handy flow chart and make a smart sharing decision. Via Online Classes Click To EnlargeRead the full article: How To Decide If You Should Post Something On Social Media
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • Skype To Offer Real-Time Translation

    The Pit Crew
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Every now and then the potential impact of technology is breath is a perfect example. The post Skype To Offer Real-Time Translation appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: 3 Free Alternatives to Skype 3 alternatives to Skype that offer superior audio/video communication... Skype VOIP is the future of telephony, and Skype is the... Windows 9 Preview on the Way Multiple reports suggest that Microsoft is preparing to release a...
  • Portable Hard Drive Buying Guide

    Bob Rankin
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Bob Rankin sorts through the pros and cons of the portable storage options on the market today. The post Portable Hard Drive Buying Guide appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: The Future of Hard Drives Your next hard drive might be a combination of 'magnetic... Solid State Drives & Hard Disk Drives Compared As evidenced by the fact that SSDs are rapidly... Windows Talk: Buying the Right External Hard Drive? There is no doubt that buying the right external...
  • Don’t Unsubscribe From Spam

    Leo Notenboom
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:56 am
    Why your fight against Spam shouldn't involve clicking unsubscribe. The post Don’t Unsubscribe From Spam appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: 5 Reasons to Not Click Unsubscribe Why clicking unsubscribe is not such a great idea.... The Kings of Junk Mail It has happened to all of us. You open... Closed Account Still Sending Spam Your email has been hacked, closed and is still sending...
  • Potentially Unwanted Programs

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:50 am
    What are PUPS (Potentially Unwanted Programs)? How you can avoid them. The post Potentially Unwanted Programs appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Avoiding Potentially Unwanted Programs The key to avoiding the Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP) -... Completely Remove Unwanted Programs How to completely uninstall and remove very stubborn programs.... Run Windows Programs Without Installing Run the latest and greatest versions of your favorite...
  • Follow Your Windows Shortcuts

    Ask Dave Taylor
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:40 am
    Easy way to find the program linked to your shortcuts on your Windows desktop. The post Follow Your Windows Shortcuts appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Windows Talk: 6 Windows 7 Shortcuts the Experts Use Using Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts just makes everything so... Where is Windows 8 File Explorer Windows 8.1 offers a "rather uninspired menu (honestly, it... 10 Great Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts Many of you have probably been using Windows 7...
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  • Enhance Videos Online for Shaky Dark Videos

    Aseem Kishore
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Want to enhance the video quality of that funny dance your friend just did which you happened to catch on your smartphone camera? With video cameras built into so many mobile devices today, including cell phones, tablets, etc, there is an explosion of dark shaky, dark and plain crappy looking videos all over the Internet. Luckily, there’s a free online way you can enhance the quality of your dark or jerky or low-res videos so that they appear half decent. You can always use desktop video editing software, but you normally have to shell out cash, use up computer resources or waste time…
  • Best Free Panorama Software

    Aseem Kishore
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Creating a panoramic image from a bunch of digital photos is something that I have always enjoyed doing because it makes me feel like some kind photography professional! In this article, I’m going to be specifically talking about desktop software and online tools since pretty much every smartphone has a panorama option built into the camera software. Using free desktop software and photos that were taken with some care, you can create some pretty fantastic looking wide-angle or 360-degree panoramas. The best thing is that you really don’t have to know much about photography in…
  • 3 Ways to Create Video Slideshows in Windows

    Aseem Kishore
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:46 am
    Did you know that you can create a DVD photo slideshow in Windows Vista and Windows 7 using preloaded software? I found this out the other day and it’s great! It’s called Windows DVD Maker and it’s a free tool in Windows Vista and 7, just like Windows Media Player. Using the software, you can create professional looking DVDs in a very short amount of time. DVD Maker comes with over 20 different DVD styles that let you create a professional looking DVD that matches the theme of your home movie or photo slideshow.  You can also customize the DVD even more by adding a disc…
  • How to Convert PowerPoint to DVD, Video and PDF

    Aseem Kishore
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:04 pm
    I’ve been asked how to convert a PowerPoint to DVD, Flash, or PDF so many times by my co-workers that I am finally going to just write a tutorial on how to do it! There are many occasions when you don’t have access to a computer running Microsoft PowerPoint when giving a presentation and in those cases it might be easier to load a DVD, play a movie file like flash or show a PDF document off an iPad. Converting a presentation to DVD is great because it’s playable on any DVD player in the world, whether it be a laptop, desktop, or stand-alone DVD player. Converting to PDF…
  • 10 Best Programs to Replace Notepad

    Aseem Kishore
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:40 am
    Notepad is one of my favorite programs in Windows and that’s why Microsoft has always included it in every version of Windows shipped since Windows 1.0, which was almost 30 years ago. Not only does it have a long history, but it also has maintained its clean and simple interface. Notepad is a simple text editor that can come in handy when you don’t need any text formatting for your document. However, there are occasions where a few extra features would make the text editor much more useful without being overkill. Microsoft Word is what I would consider overkill as it’s…
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  • Awesome Website Tips And Tricks For Business Owners

    Laura Jackson
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Do you want to sell products or services online? Then you’re going to need some professional advice when it comes to designing your website. You could pay for the assistance of a specialist development firm, but that is going to place a heavy strain on your finances. So, we thought publishing a post with some handy tips might benefit you. Contrary to popular belief, you can create fantastic online domains with the use of basic site building tools these days. There are thousands of articles online that explain how to use WordPress, and so you should start reading some as quickly as possible.
  • The Amazing Ways Technology is Evolving in Different Advertising Media

    Laura Jackson
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:05 pm
    You could be forgiven for thinking that marketing today is all about the internet. But in fact, the best marketing uses a range of different technologies to make the most of different audiences. Some people might think that as the internet continues to grow, other technologies used for marketing have become stagnant. But the technology for print media and even radio is still moving, making them more modern and innovative than ever before. Printing now uses a range of exciting techniques, from clever inks to 3D printing. And TV and radio are taking advantage in the rise of people on the…
  • 6 Simple Ways To Improve Your Business Website

    Laura Jackson
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Business websites often lack creativity. Your website should be an advert and an endorsement for your business. You need to make sure that you get loads of traffic to your site each month so that it is a success. Improving your website should be an ongoing battle. You will never have the perfect website, but you need to keep trying. The moment you stop improving your site, you fall behind the crowd. The last thing you need is for your website to look outdated and dull. Here are six simple ways you can improve your website right now. Ask people what they want You should never assume that you…
  • Spend Christmas With Your Loved Ones, Even If They’re Abroad

    Laura Jackson
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Thanks to technology it feels as though the world is getting smaller. We’re now able to travel around the world in record time and connect with people across the globe at the click of a button. With Christmas being about spending time with our loved ones, it makes sense that we take advantage of these at such a special time. The good news is that if you do have family or friends abroad at Christmas, making contact with them is easier than ever. Marketing Facts Smart Phone Apps Now a day’s our mobile phones are able to do so much for us and making contact with loved ones is…
  • How To Increase Website Traffic

    Laura Jackson
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Wikimedia It is easy to assume that having a website online is enough to generate sales; however that is not the case at all. Actually you need to make sure that you put some work into driving traffic to your website. People probably won’t stumble across your website by mistake, so you need to make sure you do what you can to make that happen. Flickr Social Media If you are asking yourself how to increase website traffic then starting with social media is a must. These days most of us are comfortable with social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter. The fact that you enjoy…
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  • Multi-delta design enables lighter, more economical robotic arm

    Colin Jeffrey
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:46 pm
    The design of a standard robot arm is, more or less, a mechanized representation of an idealized human arm, replete with elbow and wrist joints. Such designs tend to be unwieldy in confined spaces, and unsuitable for many industrial production line processes. As a result, delta arms – a series of interconnected parallelograms which restrict movement to the X, Y or Z directions and do not rotate – have become popular for use in tight workspaces. But, when faced with a requirement for both flexibility and compactness, a design that incorporates the best of both types is required. That's…
  • Lasers shed new light on life aboard the Mary Rose

    David Szondy
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:33 am
    Lasers have been used to analyze the bones of sailors who drowned when the Royal Navy warship the Mary Rose sank in 1545. The new non-destructive technique carried out by the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, North London, shows that the men suffered from rickets, shedding new light on nutrition in Tudor England... Continue Reading Lasers shed new light on life aboard the Mary Rose Section: Science Tags: Archeology, Disease, Laser, Royal Navy, Sailors, University College London Related Articles: Bone Conduction Headsets Deliver Safer, Clearer Sound "Fracture putty"…
  • NASA concept would send astronauts to Venus

    Eric Mack
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:33 am
    For decades, landing on Mars has captivated the imagination of earthlings as the obvious next step in space exploration after landing on the moon, but NASA is also looking into ways to send a manned mission to a more forbidding neighbor – Venus. .. Continue Reading NASA concept would send astronauts to Venus Section: Space Tags: Astronauts, Inflatable, Mission, NASA, Venus Related Articles: Planet Venus slowing down Venus Express prepares for plunge into atmosphere Venus Express mission ends as fuel runs out Venus atmosphere unexpectedly measured by drag Venus Express gets new lease on life…
  • Reviewing Oculus' launch titles for the Samsung Gear VR

    Will Shanklin
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:44 pm
    The Oculus-powered Samsung Gear VR marks the commercial arrival of modern virtual reality. Its excellent (Galaxy Note 4-powered) hardware isn't in question, but what about its software? Join Gizmag, for a quick review of the highlights (and lowlights) of the Gear VR's launch lineup... Continue Reading Reviewing Oculus' launch titles for the Samsung Gear VR Section: Games Tags: Oculus, Samsung, Samsung Gear VR, Virtual Reality, VR Related Articles: Heads-on with Samsung's Oculus-esque headset, the Gear VR Samsung Gear VR review: Oculus goes mobile Ambitious Totem VR headset offers built-in…
  • Acura will show production-ready NSX at NAIAS 2015

    C.C. Weiss
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:13 pm
    It hasn't been making the speediest trot to production, but the all-new Acura NSX is finally rounding the corner toward the finish line. Acura announced this week that the production car will debut at the North American International Auto Show, the same venue where the concept version first premiered three years ago. .. Continue Reading Acura will show production-ready NSX at NAIAS 2015 Section: Automotive Tags: Acura, Honda, Hybrid, NAIAS 2015, Supercars Related Articles: Acura opens the doors on latest NSX Concept at NAIAS Acura pulls the curtain back on the 2014 RLX in LA Acura To Debut…
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  • 5 Couple-Focused Android Apps for Staying in Touch with Your Significant Other

    Bertel King, Jr.
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Traditional instant messaging clients are good for keeping up with several people or more, but what if you really only talk to one other person online? What if you and your significant other want to be able to share more with each other than just text?The following is a list of five Android apps that cater to couples and offer a great way for them to stay in touch.But here’s the thing – all of these apps offer the ability to send messages, share photos, and manage a calendar. What sets them apart? Let’s find out!1. AvocadoAvocado has a name you won’t easily forget:…
  • How To Change the Text Cursor Blink Rate in OS X

    Shujaa Imran
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Some of you might want to change the rate at which your OS X text cursor blinks. The default is it blinking once per second, and its main aim is to inform you that the cursor is active so you can view the characters that you are typing. However, if the blink rate is too fast or slow for you, there is a way to change this rate.To do this you’ll need to use the “defaults” command in Terminal in OS X. As always, we advise you take extreme caution while entering commands into Terminal, as a lot of things can go wrong if you enter in the wrong command. Make sure you enter the exact command…
  • MTE Deals: Three Gadgets to Keep Your Mobile Device Charged Up

    Charnita Fance
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    There’s nothing like being away from home all day and having your smartphone or tablet die on you. Luckily, it’s now easier than ever to keep your devices powered up even when away from home.This week’s deals are all about keeping your mobile device charged up.PowerCube Original USBThe PowerCube is a stylish portable outlet and USB port. It’s small enough to throw in a laptop bag or purse whenever you’re on the go. With 4 outlets and 2 USB slots, you can not just charge your phone and tablet at the same time, but you can also plug in your laptop or anything…
  • How to Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 8

    Maria Krisette Capati
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    It’s good to be back in the Windows 8 ecosystem. While Windows 10 Technical Preview brought a few overhauls in my computer, nothing beats a stable activated OS for serious work and writing stints.There are notable tricks and hacks in Windows 8 that we haven’t yet covered to increase our productivity, improve user experience. There are even simple tweaks such as how to disable the lock screen through Registry Editor.Similar to your smartphone’s lock screen, Windows 8 also shows the time, date, battery percentage, etc., and for any PC user who would like to remove it and go…
  • What Will The Mobile Market Look Like in 2015?

    Miguel Leiva-Gomez
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:25 pm
    While you might be content with the phone or tablet that you bought in 2013, you’re still probably curious about what new gadgets are coming out in the market in the future and how much influence they will have on device manufacturers going forward. This simple curiosity is what keeps some people excited about technology and enthusiastic about its evolution. In the end, consumers will dictate how the market will look. However, if there’s one thing I have learned, it’s that whatever catches on towards the end of one year will continue its trend into the next. Here are some…
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  • 5 Android Developer Options Hidden Features You Should Try

    shabnam sultan
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:07 am
    Are you aware that your Android has a “developer options” feature which has plenty of hidden advanced options. The developer options are for developers in general. By enabling the developers option on your Android device you can enable a lot of useful features on your device and can also speed up your Android Recommended Reading: 30+ Useful Android Secret Codes You Should Know Developer Options Menu is hidden in Android 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 but can be enabled using a trick. Follow these steps to enable Developer Options Menu in Android 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 1. Open the…
  • List of Google Now Voice Commands and Nest Thermostat

    shabnam sultan
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:34 am
    Google is constantly adding new functions and voice commands to Google Now. Google Now, Google’s personal voice assistant was released with Android KitKat. Go through the list to mentioned below to get the most out of your Android device using Google Now and discover some really cool hidden features. To activate Google Now, simply say “OK, Google”. List of Google Now Voice Commands General Commands “Go to ” “Show me ” “Search for ” “Open ” “Browse to ” “Stock price of ” “Take a picture” “Record…
  • 6 Android Apps To Boost Internet Speed

    shabnam sultan
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:47 am
    Want to boost internet speed on Android? Watching videos on a slow internet can be be really frustrating, though there is availability of latest 4G technology, WiFi. No worries, you can boost internet speed on your Android just by installing apps which will boost internet speed. Also See: How To Save Battery Life of your Android – Important Tips and Battery Saver Apps Boost Internet Speed on Android 1. Free Internet Speed Booster Free Internet Speed Booster lets you to speed up your internet on both mobile network as well as Wi-Fi. The app is available for a free download This is a post…
  • Use WhatsApp on Windows and Mac with AirDroid 3

    shabnam sultan
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
    WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging app used by millions of users everyday. There are many users who have wanted to use Whatsapp on Windows and Mac. Do you want to use WhatsApp App on your Windows PC or Mac, go through the tutorial to find out how! AirDroid 3 is used to access Whatsapp on Windows and Mac. Recommended: WhatsApp DP – 30+ Awesome Whatsapp Profile Pics 60+ Cool Whatsapp DP, Funny Whatsapp DP, Group Profile Pic AirDroid is one of the most popular Android App which is being used to transfer files wirelessly to your android device This is a post from: Techiezlounge
  • How to Save YouTube Videos Offline To View Later

    shabnam sultan
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:33 am
    Do you enjoy watching videos on YouTube App of your Android device? Watching YouTube videos on Wi-Fi or high speed internet is a delight, however, it can be quite frustrating if you are on a slow internet connection. Now, YouTube users in India can download YouTube videos on their Android using the official YouTube App for offline viewing. This is a great news for the people on go who can can watch videos without internet connection. The videos which will download for offline viewing will be stored on the device upto a maximum of 48 hours. How to Save YouTube This is a post from:…
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    Science + Technology – Articles – The Conversation

  • 12 ways to deal with a climate change denier – the BBQ guide

    Rod Lamberts, Deputy Director, Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science at Australian National University
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:50 am
    How to deal with your Typical Climate Change Denier who turns up to the summer barbecue. Flickr/Andrew Kenworthy, CC BY-NC-SAThe end of the year is nigh and it’s a time for Christmas and New Year parties and gatherings. In the southern hemisphere that means barbecues and beaches. In the northern hemisphere it’s mulled wine and cosy fireplaces. But for all of us, it probably means we’ll be subjected to at least one ranting, fact-free sermon by a Typical Climate Change Denier (TCCD). You know the drill. Make an offhand remark about unusual weather, and five seconds later someone’s…
  • The Austral: World’s oldest track cycling race

    Craig Fry, Associate Professor, Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing at Victoria University
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Cycling in Australia centres around the Austral Wheel Race, and no other wheeling event in the world is so rich in traditions. It is an oft-told tale now, this of the Austral, as it has been repeated each year since 1886. But repetition fails to dull the edge of its interest. (The Argus, 13 Dec 1897) No better words have been written about the Austral Wheel Race since these, 117 or so years old this week. As the world’s oldest track race, the Austral is an important heritage cycling event. It is fitting then that the biggest story so far of the 117th Austral (to be run on 20 December in…
  • Could the Sydney siege have been predicted and prevented?

    Carolyn Semmler, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at University of Adelaide
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:08 pm
    A woman views the floral memorial outside the fenced off Lindt Chocolate cafe in Martin Place in Sydney. AAP Image/Dean LewinsIt’s the question everyone is asking – could the Sydney siege have been predicted and therefore prevented based on the past behaviour of gunman Man Haron Monis. Monis' troubled history was well known to media and the police. He was on bail for being an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife, faced more than 50 sexual and indecent assault charges and had a conviction for sending abusive letters to families of deceased Australian soldiers. The self-proclaimed Iranian…
  • Speaking with: Duane Hamacher on Indigenous astronomy

    Tamson Pietsch, ARC DECRA Research Fellow at University of Sydney
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The science of astronomy has existed for thousands of years and forms a vital part of Indigenous Australian culture. Ben Ashmole/flickr, CC BY-NCAboriginal and Torres Strait islander people have between 40,000 and 60,000 years of pre-colonial history that includes stories of constellations they observed in the night sky and traditions that align with the stars and the moon. But until recently, these stories were largely dismissed by the scientific community. Researchers are now finding that Indigenous oral traditions contain vast environmental and scientific intelligence. These complex…
  • Facebook and Google have a moral duty to stop online abuse

    Nicolas Suzor, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:46 am
    There's a balance between service providers' responsiveness and responsibility when it comes to online abuse. Stefan/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDIt’s the stuff of nightmares: your intimate images are leaked and posted online by somebody you thought you could trust. But in Australia, victims often have no real legal remedy for this kind of abuse. This is the key problem of regulating the internet. Often, speech we might consider abusive or offensive isn’t actually illegal. And even when the law technically prohibits something, enforcing it directly against offenders can be difficult. It is…
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  • Micromax launches Yu Yureka smartphone based on Cyanogen OS

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:02 am
    Micromax launched its new smartphone Yu Yureka on Thursday. Yu Yureka is the first smartphone from Micromax’s new brand called Yu whose ranges of phones are based on Cyanogen OS. The phone is packed with a series of specifications including dual SIM support and octa-core Snapdragon processor and a 5.5-inch display. Yu Yureka will operate […]
  • Nokia Lumia 638 budget smartphone launched in India

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:10 am
    Microsoft recently released the Nokia Lumia 638. Lumia 638 is a budget smartphone with all the key specifications and features that is appropriate for any basic smartphone user. The phone is packed with quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and 4.5-inch display screen. “With the Lumia range we have always focussed on delivering new experiences and features […]
  • Is Purchasing Aftermarket Parts for a Honda Pioneer Necessary?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:15 am
    The Honda Pioneer is one of the most exciting sports utility vehicles to ever hit the market. These vehicles are extremely versatile and offer many benefits in a number of situations over traditional four wheelers and other utility vehicles as well as provide hours of fun off road. While the Pioneer comes well equipped straight […]
  • Looking for a smartphone with a difference? Meizu is here.

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:40 am
    Every single day different smartphone manufacturers introduce a new phone that runs either on Android or Windows Phone platform. Since consumer demands are changing each day, they expect manufacturers to build something new and unique. Smartphone manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, Micromax and Nokia are producing either Android or Windows Phone devices. Recently, the third biggest […]
  • OnePlus One Smartphone launched in India for Rs. 21,999

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:21 am
    OnePlus One introduced their OnePlus One smartphone in the Indian marketplace today. OnePlus One was launched earlier this year which has full packed features with 13MP camera and 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. The phone runs on CyanogenMod 11S based on Android KitKat that include privacy features like SMS encryption between OnePlus One and CyanogenMod […]
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    Mind of Michael

  • Mind Over Matter

    29 Nov 2014 | 2:21 pm
    INCREASING AT 3AM in order to shout may seem extreme, but not in Los Angeles where Maya Fiennes practises as well as instructs Kundalini yoga exercise. She claims Kundalini varies from other kinds of yoga as it hones the thoughts as long as the physical body – which is vital for the imaginative thoughts that inhabit the Hollywood Hills. “It’s a combination of breathing, concept and also position,” she states. “And also every Maya Fiennes lesson is different. There are thousands of various sets and also I deal with a great deal of songs also, which belongs to the…
  • Stereotype: Stereotypical Nonsense

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:53 pm
    What’s your stereotype? Whether you like it or not, you have been stereotyped at least once in your life. We as humans have a funny sense of individuality. We always want to be different, or better than the other guy. YES! I know we are different but in what sense? Ethnicity, race, religion, gender? Oh please! those are just what we perceive in our minds; “It all in your head”. Here is how stereotype works: When an event occurs more that once, we try to find some sense of correlation between these events, and if we are successful, we automatically assume with no…
  • The Human Mind

    11 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    The power of the human mind has been considered as one of the most powerful in our universe. Similar to just what many people claim, it’s consistently thoughts over issue. Simply assume and it will certainly take place – believe positive and also everything will certainly be alright. It coincides as awakening at the incorrect side of the bed, as well as the whole day complies with in addition to it – you being irritated, furious, worn out as well as every negative sensation or situation. Yet by awakening at the appropriate side of the bed, you wind up being efficient in…
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  • Waterstone Management Group Continues Expansion With Two New Affiliate Partners

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    Waterstone is excited to announce the the addition of two new affiliate Partners. The additions reflect Waterstone's continued commitment to its expert-led model and focus on adding C-level expertise.  Bill Johnson and Mark Doherty bring substantial technological insight and senior-level global expertise in product development and operational improvement, with strong track records of adding meaningful bottom-line value and revenue growth to leading companies in the technology industry. Click here to read more
  • Who Will Profit From the Internet of Things?

    5 Dec 2014 | 3:33 pm
    The Internet of Things (IoT) has arrived and a key component of this trend is giving "everything" enough processing capacity to make them smart.  While this leads to benefits and convenience, it might also have unintended consequences.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, examines IoT and identifies who are the biggest winners and who are the biggest losers. Click here to read more ...
  • The Customer Success Imperative: The Time to Act is Now

    18 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
    Customer Success has become more important for enterprise software providers than ever before.  Despite the increase in importance and the buzz surrounding Customer Success, software executives are struggling to fund and launch initiatives. Dhaval Moogimane, Partner, outlines four key Customer Success priorities that software providers should execute as soon as possible. Click here to read more 
  • Apple Pay Brings NFC Technology Into the Spotlight

    14 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    While Near Field Communication (NFC) technology has been around for a long time, it has not been as widely adopted as part of the payment process as had been anticipated.  The introduction of Apple Pay has the potential to change that adoption rate and the role of NFC in how we interact with Merchants.  Scott Haug, Partner, weighs in on the impact of Apple Pay and future of the payments ecosystem. Click here to read more ...
  • Payments Processors Under Pressure: Customer Success Stories From the Software Industry

    14 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The evolution of traditional online commerce and the increasing relevance of mobile technology are driving changes in the payments ecosystem.  While these changes are substantial and impactful, they are not necessarily unprecedented--the changes in the payments ecosystem in many ways mirror changes that have already happened in the enterprise software industry.  Scott Haug, Partner, and Laura Green, Principal, are featured in TechRadar Pro on how merchant acquirers and processors can leverage customer success lessons from the software industry to improve revenue and…
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  • Samsung hopes you'll like some curves to your monitor, announces the 34-inch SE790C

    Mihaita Bamburic
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:48 am
    Curved displays look cool. There is no question about it. Frankly, anything that deviates from the norm in this space -- meaning, it is not flat -- tends to have a certain appeal to it. Is it a useful change? That depends. Personally, I'm inclined to believe that it has potential in certain scenarios, although there are some who believe that a curved display is nothing more than a gimmick. No matter where you stand on the matter, one thing is certain -- we will have to get used to them, as they are growing in numbers. After first announcing TVs with curved displays, South Korean maker Samsung…
  • Apple set to totally dominate the wearable tech sector

    Jamie Hinks
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:27 am
    Wearables are on track to hit 168 million shipments by 2019 with the sector driven by Apple’s long-awaited entry into a segment it will eventually lead. A new report from Berg Insight predicts that wearable technology shipments will hit 19 million in 2014, up from 5.9 million in 2013, before accelerating to 168.2 million by 2019 thanks to a compound annual growth rate of 54.7 percent. Fitness trackers currently lead the way in the sector with 13 million units shipped in 2014, though they face huge competition from the scores of smartwatches being launched all the time. "This product…
  • Detect and remove unknown malware with Ultimate Virus Sniffer

    Mike Williams
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    If you run, download or otherwise access malware, then your regular antivirus software should normally detect the threat, step in and remove it for you, entirely automatically. Brand new threats might bypass this layer of protection, though, infecting your system. Getting rid of them will then be extremely difficult, but if you’re a Windows expert, and armed with a copy of Ultimate Virus Sniffer, there just might be a chance. The program is free, portable, and runs on anything from Windows 2000 up. Unzip it, run Start.exe and in under a minute you'll have a list of suspect files. This…
  • Microsoft apologizes for Halo: The Master Chief Collection snafu with a bunch of freebies

    Mark Wilson
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:51 pm
    The Halo series has been a massive success for Microsoft on Xbox, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection was an eagerly anticipated launch. But when the remastered game collection hit Xbox One, it didn't take long for gamers to discover a raft of problems with multiplayer games, and a range of glitches that impacted on performance. Now Microsoft and games studio 343 Industries have apologized for the issues in a way that the companies are hoping will be well-received -- by giving away a batch of free stuff. That's not to say that an accompanying, contemporaneous apology has been issued;…
  • Holiday 2014 gift guide for procrastinators

    Joe Wilcox
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:48 am
    You lazy son of a bitch. It's Sunday, Christmas is Thursday, and you still haven't started shopping for gifts? Don't worry, we've got your ass covered with a quick, down-and-dirty gift bonanza. It's an eclectic mix because we have the attention spans of mice intoxicated by coffee and Krispy Kremes. Lucky you. Many U.S. online shops grub for dollars by offering last-minute, free one-day shipping. Ha! There are some rewards waiting until Santa attaches reindeer to the sleigh. Read fast, because some of these are deals that won't last -- and when we say this grab bag is random, we mean it. Nikon…
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    Tech Prezz

  • Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3 launched in Taiwan; pricing $383, $287 respectively

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Samsung  announced its metal-clad Android smartphones, Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 a while ago but people across the world are still waiting to get their hand on the devices and here comes Taiwan. Samsung...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Nokia N1

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Pros High pixel densitiy screen, over 300ppi (324 ppi) High-resolution camera (8 MP) Quad core processor Lots of RAM (2 GB) Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection Cons Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion Battery...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Gionee Marathon M3

    7 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    Pros Big screen (5 inches) High-resolution display (720 x 1920 pixels) High-resolution camera (8 MP) Quad-core processor Expandable storage (up to 128GB) Massive battery (5000 mAh) Cons  None This post was first found on...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Samsung Galaxy A3

    7 Nov 2014 | 9:52 am
    Pros Metallic Body High-resolution camera (8 MP) Quad core processor Fast internet support (4G LTE) NFC Compact (5.12 x 2.58 x 0.27 inches) Cons Non-HD screen ( 540 x 960 pixels ) Non-removable battery...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Samsung Galaxy A5

    4 Nov 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Pros Big display (5.0 inches) High-resolution screen (720 x 1280 pixels) High-resolution camera (13 MP) Quad core processor Lots of RAM (2 GB RAM) 4G LTE (4G) NFC Small dimensions (5.48 x 2.74 x...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
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  • Firefox’s Spell Check Not Working? Here is a Simple Fix

    5 Dec 2014 | 11:16 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.When I upgraded my Firefox to the (then) latest version v33.0 I lost my spell check feature in the browser, those tiny zigzag(?) red lines below your misspelled words.I didn’t consider looking for a solution thinking the next update would have it fixed. Then came the version 34.0 which apparently arrived very fast. But this hadn’t fixed the problem either.Finally I decided to ‘Google’.Then found out that it was rather a simple fix.. Which didn’t require a RESTART! The happiness on a Firefox user’s face…
  • Google Made It Easier to Check If Your Account Has Been Hacked

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.DeviceActivity UIIn their latest blog post, Google today announced the launch of Google’s new Dashboard. The Dashboard hosts plenty of options including the much needed quick access to a complete list of Devices accessing the Google Account.The list displays all the current devices along with devices that have accessed the account in the past 28 Days.If you think there is a suspicious device accessing your account, then just click on the “Secure your account” link on the top of the page. This will guide you through steps…
  • WhatsApp Adds Option to Turn OFF Read Receipts (Download)

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.In their latest update WhatsApp introduced an option to turn off read receipts (two blue ticks) from WhatsApp settings. This update is currently not available in any of the App Stores like Google Playstore or Apple iTunes.In my last post, I discussed two methods to do the same : Disable WhatsApp Read Receipts.Although the option turns off read receipts in personal chats, they will still be enabled in WhatsApp groups. Which means others in the group can still check their message info to see if you have viewed the message.The option has been…
  • New Google Messenger App for Android (Download APK)

    13 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google messenger appFirst there was the simple Messages app then came the Hangouts app and now Google has launched a new standalone application for texting called Messenger.Messenger in my opinion is a fast and easy way to send SMS/MMS. It has full Emoji support.The app shouldn’t be confused with the usual Instant Messaging apps like WhatsApp or such. This is a replacement for your SMS/MMS app.With the Messenger app you can take Photos,Videos or Audio messages directly from the app, but remember that sending these will cost you the…
  • How to Disable WhatsApp’s ‘Blue Ticks’ Read Confirmation

    6 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.whatsapp message blue ticksToday WhatsApp updated their App across platforms to include a new feature. The much controversial “Read Confirmation” feature has arrived. This lets you know if the recipient of your message has read your sent message – with two blue ticks on the message.This was a highly requested feature by many. While many are happy that such a feature exists, there is still a lot who wishes to get rid of WhatsApp’s blue ticks.This blog post is for those who want to disable WhatsApp’s read…
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  • 5 Apps You’ll Actually Use on Your iPad Mini

    William Chambers
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:04 am
    You know what it’s like when you get a new device and you have to re-download all your apps. Usually you find that you don’t use most of them even though they originally sounded like a great idea. If this is a common problem for you, try to keep it simple with your new device. That being said, here are five apps you’ll actually use on your iPad Mini, guaranteed.DropboxDropbox lets you share documents directly from your iPad Mini to all your other devices. This can help you clear up space on your hard drive by storing all the videos and pictures you’ve been taking on the cloud.
  • Mobile Casinos: Top of the Gambling Pops

    William Chambers
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:57 am
    If you’re an online operator and haven’t yet entered the world of mobile apps then you’re way behind the curve. From magazines and review sites to forums and social networks, virtually everything you can access via your computer is now available as a downloadable app or in an optimized mobile format. Although estimates as to the number of available apps on iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry formats differs, it’s thought that consumers can now get their hands on more than 2.5 million mobile portals.Image courtesy of Robert ScobleNot only that but, according to…
  • The Interview: Obama Slams Sony as FBI Blames North Korea

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Who done it? While the claims and counter claims divide experts, pundits and media talking heads, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is saying that the North Korean government is responsible for the Sony Pictures hack. Moreover, when asked to comment the increasingly absurd affair, President Barrack Obama slammed Sony Pictures for canceling the premiere of “The Interview,” the movie that supposedly inspired hackers to act.Could things actually get worse for Sony Pictures? Yeah, things probably could get worse, but let’s not go there.NBC News reports that the FBI has…
  • The Incredible Tiles 2048 iOS Game Review

    Henry Dowling
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:35 am
    The Incredible Tiles 2048Go Games, Ltd.GamesFreeDownloadCandy Crush for math geeks. That’s the somewhat derogatory summary that people throw at the various 2048 tile games doing the rounds. The Incredible Tiles 2048 does have parallels with King’s ridiculously popular puzzler, in that it’s destructively addictive and hard to defeat without splurging on in-app purchases.But Go Games’ math-based puzzle game is aimed at an entirely different audience. This isn’t your casual sweet-flicking match-three jaunt – The Incredible Tiles 2048 pushes mental buttons that…
  • Advice From the Gods Android App Review

    William Chambers
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Advice From the Gods Books & Reference 0DownloadAdvice From the Gods is a very clean and easy to use app for iOS and Android that allows you to get answers to your questions from a number of different religious texts. The texts offered at the time of writing include The Bible, The Quran and The Veda. The app itself offers a nice clean user interface with which to search for answers to any questions you have.Using the Advice From the Gods appThe app itself is nothing overly complicated, and it doesn’t have to be. Once you launch the app you are taken to a simplistic landing page with…
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  • Flown Windows Phone apps from the Store: Snapchat

    Athul S
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:11 am
    Flown Windows Phone apps from the Store: Snapchat: Snapchat is an app for smartphones, with which you can send self shot pictures for a few seconds to other contacts. After the indicated time they disappear permanently and can not be viewed. Officially offers Snapchat apps on iOS and Android. Not officially but there are also third party who use the API of the service and thus have access to the Snapchat features and Windows Phone users. This, however, did not seem to like the company, because since yesterday all third-apps from the Windows Phone Store have suddenly disappeared. Huynh…
  • Trojans Torrent Locker strikes in Europe

    Athul S
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Trojans Torrent Locker strikes in Europe: Experts warn there is a Trojan Torrent Locker: It forces data on infected PCs hostage and demands over a thousand euro ransom in the online currency Bitcoin. Since this spring drive first versions of this Trojan encryption world mischief. A new variant of ransomware “Torrent Locker” has now apart according to the manufacturer’s protection programs ESET virus researchers to users in Europe.In the past few months have been infected by the malware over 40000 systems.In Italy, the experts discovered 4500 cases with 53,761,689 encrypted…
  • Wickr- Crypto Messenger now available for PC and Mac

    Athul S
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Good encrypted messenger so far mostly found on smartphones and tablets. With Wickr there is such a program now available for PC and Mac.Die provider of the popular WhatsApp Messenger can be celebrated profusely for at least currently have equipped the Android version with end-to-end encryption. But for Crypto Messenger as Wickr and Threema years are tap-proof texts, Delivery of audio, video and photo documents already standard. Here are treacherous meta-data, such as information about the time and place for photos that were shot with a smartphone, the app automatically removed before…
  • Security vulnerabilities in the UMTS network Spotted

    Athul S
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Security vulnerabilities in the UMTS network:   IT experts have managed to bypass the encryption in the UMTS network.So here is an interesting news related with UTMS network and that seems so cool in whole. Team Nohl cracks UMTS network Wie the WDR, the ARD evening news and the Süddeutsche Zeitung consistently report, a team led by the Berlin IT security expert Karsten Nohl, overturn the UMTS network of Deutsche Telekom. So they could read along SMS traffic of members of parliament among others. Even the reading of mail and data generated in mobile online banking, is possible. However,…
  • Smart Watch from TAG Heuer hits next year 2015

    Athul S
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Smart Watch from TAG Heuer hits next year 2015:   As per reliable sources,TAG Heuer is working on a modern SmartWatch, which will appear in the course of next year. In contrast to Apple Watch it should not look feminine. . Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer , now confirmed via press conference the work on its own SmartWatch. The hitherto nameless Wearable thus appears in the course of next year. Man stuck in development for four months; apparently are Intel and Google as partners already on board. Additional acquisitions to Biver not. He takes the opportunity to rant against the…
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  • Lord of the Rings Litter Box and Scratching Post Made Super Tolkien Fan Extremely Ecstatic

    mike chua
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:42 am
    Self-professed/girlfriend-acknowledged Tolkien super fan Misha and his pair of feline friends named Frodo and Sam are probably the luckiest bunch ever. Why? Because Tim Baker and his team of master prop builders have custom built a cat litter box and scratching post resembling the Hobbit-hole or Smial and Tower of Sauron, respectively. Man, it couldn’t be more fitting, really. Both structure were made of foam, with the Hobbit-hole receiving a fiber glass outer shell and some reinforcement, and topped with the appropriate dried lichen, and wire and epoxy trees. The tower, on the other…
  • This Rugged Boot is Designed for Civilians, But Soon To Be Used by Marines and Special Forces

    mike chua
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:34 pm
    When it comes to tough-wearing, no nonsense boots that will see you through your outdoor activities, there is nothing like a pair that’s designed by someone who actually uses them. The Lalo Tactical Shadow Boot is exactly the rugged boots made for civilians to rough it out in whatever they maybe doing. The Shadow Boot is the product of Lalo, a startup founded by former Navy SEAL Nathenael Roberti who had seen plenty of action, including deployment in Afghanistan, right in the middle of danger zone. Apart from the obvious dangers and threats, one other thing that really bugged Roberti…
  • In 1870s, They Actually Had Ring Pistol That Shoots Tiny Bullets

    mike chua
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Looking at the “Femme Fatale” Ring Gun that hails from the 1870s, it kind of makes us feel ashamed about today’s conceal carry. As the name implies, it is gun which was designed to worn as a ring and totally capable of unleashing seven tiny leads at unsuspecting victims (whom are likely to be men). Designed to be worn as a ring (duh!), it is finely crafted in Germany from a silver ring, featuring herringbone borders flanking the words “Femme Fatale” engraved on the band. Perched on top would be, presumably, the 1870s girls’ best friend: a seven-shot…
  • The Parrot Lets You Use Your Smartphone as a Teleprompter with a DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

    mike chua
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Aspiring Youtube journalists and reporters, rejoice! Here’s a tool that will ensure the next time you ‘speak’ to your audience, you will be looking into their eyes while eliminating the need to memorize lines, and it will let you do so without biting a chunk out of your hard-earned savings. So, yes. The Parrot is a teleprompter and it is one that’s designed specifically for use with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Unlike ‘pro rigs’ that can easily cost thousands of dollars and not to mention, cumbersome to carry and setup, the Parrot offers the same…
  • Rouge Sriracha Hot Stout Beer Is Possibly The Hottest Cold One In Town

    mike chua
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:24 am
    I bet you have never heard anyone exclaiming: “This is the hottest cold one I had ever had.” Why? There’s no way a booze could be cold and hot at the same time. Well, that statement may hold true before Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout Beer comes along. From the product’s name, there is no mystery what this alcoholic beverage contains. Yes. That’s right. It is formulated from the original hot chili sauce that so many people have a deep love for that they had to have one, lock and ready by their sides. If you happen to have that kind of unfathomable affinity for this hot…
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    The Opinion

  • Juvenile Adult

    Srinidy Ravichandran
    13 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
     “And thus the lazy grasshopper learnt its lesson from the ant”. Getting your nostalgia kindled?   Do you still remember those Amar Chitra Khatas and Panchantra story books? My childhood was filled with these stories either being heard from elders or read them fondly. These days we neither have elders at home who willfully say such stories nor these so called “books”. It’s always been the R. D. Sharma and JEE mains books right from sixth standard. Our society has evolved to such an extent that we teach an eight year old about sex education and not any of these meaningful…
  • Playing It My Way

    Varun Narasimhan
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, known for his records on-field hasn’t stopped breaking records even after his retirement. This time it is off-field. This book’s sales are way ahead of some of the most bestselling novels of that of J. K. Rowling, Dan Brown and best bestselling biographies like that of Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson. As the first copy was presented to his mother by Sachin, it was trending on social media. I hate reading books, but I thought I shouldn’t miss this one. That’s where Sachin has won off the ground. It has made books-are-boring me into I-need-to-read-this-book…
  • We Hate Quitting, So Welcome Back!

    Harish Krishna
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:54 am
    Its been 3 months since I shut The Opinion down for a lot of reasons not good to state. And I have been regretting for having done that. I have had plenty of regrets and the only one of those in which I had people yelling at me was this. I shut this website citing my own dissatisfaction and I should say I was selfish. Though there were plenty other reasons I couldn’t continue running this website the important one was the dissatisfaction. At one point of time I thought I’d quit this bull shit idea of having a website to voice people’s opinions. I thought Millennial thoughts…
  • Criminals thrive in the indulgence of Society’s understanding

    Santhosh Balasubramanian
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Editor’s Note: The title may confuse you. Some words may confuse you more. But read the post twice. Understand what the author has implied and I am sure this post will amaze you. “Criminals thrive in the indulgence of Society’s understanding” Indulgence! The ability to resist our whims and desires. The very quality in which we Indians, the most revered civilization on Earth, ought to expertise. Of course, it is a solid constituent and a part and parcel of our everyday life. In the name of our motherland, in the way we lead our living, in the view that we care to have on others’…
  • Another Day, Another Victim. Do Candle Light Vigils Actually Help?

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Accidents tend to happen all around us. A quick glance at the daily newsletter will make one realize how insecure and unpredictable our dwelling region is. Mishaps occur at every corner of the world and there is nothing a single being can do to prevent it. One need not say less, about the devastating events of 9/11 in America and 26/11 in India. They are the proof of existence of the most ruthless and cold-hearted clan of the humans. One can absolutely do nothing, to prevent the assaults by a group of terrorists who are motive less and driven by an unending thirst for blood. Also, in light of…
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop for Moto X 2014 Now Available in the UK

    Liviu Anca
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:53 am
    Soon after the Android 5.0 Lollipop update has been rolled out for the supported Nexus devices, Motorola issued the update for their Moto X 2014. The new firmware hasn’t been released in all regions, but now we are hearing tat the Moto X Android 5.0 Lollipop update is being made available for the users based in the […]
  • Moto G Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Update Reportedly Being Pushed to Users

    Liviu Anca
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:37 am
    Over the past couple of weeks, Google rolled out the Android 5.0.1 update for their supported Nexus smartphones and tablets. Now we are hearing that the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update is rolling out for the Moto G 1st and 2nd generation. As you may know already, the Moto G Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update will only […]
  • Micromax Launches First Cyanogen Powered YU Yureka Smartphone In India

    Babu Mohan
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    Micromax launched its first YU branded smartphone in the Indian market today – YU Yureka. Micromax announced its YU brand recently as part of its partnership with Cyanogen. The device will be sold exclusively through Amazon India and is going on sale early next year. Registrations for the device have already begun. The main highlight […]
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Picture Leaks Courtesy of Leaked Email

    Babu Mohan
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    After weeks of spec-sheet rumors and speculations on design, we finally have the first leaked image of the Sony Xperia Z4. The leaked image was found in the leaked inbox of Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton that was hacked recently. It isn’t clear if the design shown in the picture will be the final design […]
  • Entry-Level Samsung Galaxy J1 (SM-J100) Specs Appear Online

    Babu Mohan
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    The Samsung Galaxy SM-J100 entry-level Galaxy smartphone had leaked via GFX benchmark and a leaked User Agent profile on the Samsung Mobile website recently. Most of the specs were revealed by the GFXBenchmark page but a few question marks did remain over some of specs of the device. Now all those questions have now been […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • Robert Frost Quotes

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:06 am
    Watch inspiring Quotes of Robert Frost. Read more Robert Frost Quotes from Music Credit: Kevin MacLeod
  • Huffington Post launches in India

    9 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    News website Huffington Post launched its India edition on Monday in association with Times of India Group. The Huffington Post is an American online news aggregator and blog which was founded by Arianna Huffington in May 2005 and launched on May 9th. On February 7, 2011, AOL acquired the Huffington Post for US$315 million, making Arianna Huffington editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group. The Indian version is the 13th international edition. “More and more people (in India) are going to be able to access news on their mobile devices,” Arianna Huffington, the…
  • Anna Freud Quotes

    2 Dec 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Watch this video to read the thought-provoking quotes of Anna Freud. Anna Freud was the sixth and last child of Sigmund Freud. She followed the path of her father and contributed to the field of psychoanalysis. Read Anna Freud Quotes from Music credit: Kevin MacLeod
  • Intel Acquires PasswordBox

    2 Dec 2014 | 12:36 am
    Intel has Acquired PasswordBox a Montreal-based and award-winning provider of a cross-platform identity management service that gives users a convenient way to log into all of their websites and applications from any device without having to type or remember passwords. “PasswordBox has spent the last two years building a product that people love, trust and use around the world every day,” said Daniel Robichaud, CEO and co-founder of PasswordBox. “Everyone can relate to password fatigue. The PasswordBox service has already brought relief to millions of consumers who now enjoy simple,…
  • Microsoft Acquires Email startup Acompli

    2 Dec 2014 | 12:08 am
    Microsoft has acquired the mobile email startup Acompli, provider of innovative mobile email apps for iOS and Android. Acompli works with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Google Apps, Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo,, Hotmail, MSN and Live. “This acquisition is part of our company-wide effort to help people accomplish more with their mobile devices. This year we brought Office to the iPad and the iPhone, and we recently announced that we’re bringing Office to Android devices”,Rajesh Jha, Corporate Vice President, Outlook and Office 365 Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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  • Come reinstallare Google Play Store

    22 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Cosa succede quando ci ritroviamo con un cellulare con Android Store? Semplicemente questo non funziona. Il vecchio store è stato ormai messo in pensione da parecchio tempo, perciò quello che possiamo fare è passare al Google Play store. In certi casi, l’aggiornamento non va a buon termine e non finisce nemmeno, in altri il nostro Smartphone è definito incompatibile. La prima cosa da fare è naturalmente disinstallare il vecchio store o rimpiazzarlo. Questo è anche il caso di un mancato aggiornamento o di una corruzione del vecchio Play store che abbiamo nel nostro Smartphone o Tablet.
  • Burner, crea un numero di cellulare usa e getta

    Gio Tuzzi
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:29 am
    Nel corso degli ultimi tempi c’è un’applicazione che sta salendo alla ribalta dell’universo dei dispositivi mobili e da pochissimo tempo ha ricevuto un importante aggiornamento che le ha permesso di arrivare alla versione 3.0. L’app di cui stiamo parlando prende il nome di Burner e si caratterizza per mettere gli utenti nella condizione di realizzare e sfruttare svariati numeri di telefono virtuali e temporanei sul proprio smartphone. La nuova versione ha dato una bella rinfrescata alla veste grafica, ma soprattutto adesso permette anche di utilizzare delle foto all’interno dei…
  • SantApp, Babbo Natale arriva veramente in ogni casa

    Gio Tuzzi
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    Avete problemi a far capire ai vostri bambini che Babbo Natale esiste e che nella notte tra 24 e 25 dicembre passa sempre con la sua slitta trainata dalle renne a lasciare i regali? Allora esiste un’applicazione anche per risolvere questo problema. Solamente un anno fa  spopolava Kringl, ovvero un’applicazione che praticamente riproduceva un filmato di Babbo Natale in casa sfruttando la realtà aumentata. In questo caso, però, l’app SantApp realizzare una vera e propria simulazione dell’arrivo del “vecchietto” più famoso al mondo. Per utilizzare l’app Santapp è sufficiente…
  • Ecco come rimuovere dati Exif dalle foto senza programmi esterni

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Quando facciamo una foto su un qualsiasi dispositivo, questo salva dei dati EXIF all’interno della foto salvata. Ma cosa sono i dati EXIF? Sono molto utili nel caso il vostro cellulare, o un qualsiasi dispositivo capace di fare foto digitali, viene rubato. I dati EXIF possono contenere il modello del prodotto, data, ora e perfino luogo in cui è stata fatta la foto se il prodotto ha in sé un antenna GPS. E veramente tanto altro ancora! Ma se questa strano senso della violazione della nostra privacy ci scoccia (in caso di furto dati è poi la cosa più peggiore…) possiamo sempre eliminare…
  • Ssd o hdd: Come riconoscerli?

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    E’ tragicamente vero: a volte quando compriamo un computer non sempre tutti i dettagli ci vengono spiegati. Sappiamo che ha 500Gb di spazio magari…ma in che tipo? Disco rigido o SSD? Anche se è difficile che ogni venditore commetta uno sbaglio così grossolano, la possibilità c’è sempre e quello che dobbiamo fare è capire come identificare il tipo di memoria che stiamo usando per stipare tutti i nostri dati. Tutto ciò naturalmente se siamo inesperti: per certe persone basta vedere la velocità di trasferimento oppure aprire il PC e vederne i suoi “organi interni” per…
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  • Learn From Our Top Sellers #3: BlogStomp

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:21 pm
    We were lucky enough to catch Danny of BlogStomp, and asked him what about them made them a success. Here's what he had to say... e-junkie: First off, can you tell me about your business and what you offer?Danny of StompSoftware: In short we make software for Photographers. Cross platform desktop apps and a could based service that more or less is about helping produce deliverables from images. Those deliverables might be blog posts, Facebook galleries or photo books.ej: How long has your business existed online? What is the origin story?DSS: BlogStomp was born out of this necessity in…
  • How to Customize Your E-Junkie Cart

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Our cart is made for DIY-ers. We know you know how you want things done, and we're here to let you apply your aesthetic. A big part of that is allowing for customization of your shopping cart. When using E-junkie you can set-up our cart as an overlay window on your website by using our View Cart button code along with the Add to Cart button code; the cart code looks like this:<a href="" target="ej_ejc" class="ec_ejc_thkbx" onclick="return EJEJC_lc(this);"><img…
  • How Online Video Can Sell Your Products

    15 Dec 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Guest blog post by Phink TV Online Marketing Executive Manager Frank Vitetta. Lots of people know that actions speak louder than words, but in sales - VIDEO speaks louder than words! Videos are an extremely persuasive asset in boosting your overall sales and expanding your bottom line. So, how can you begin utilizing video content help your business make more sales? Below I'll explain why video works, and how to begin using it to your advantage.Read more »
  • Learn From Our Top Sellers #2: Fitness Revolucionario

    12 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    We have decided to share the knowledge of our top sellers with you! We sought out our superstars and asked them a few key questions with the hopes it will help online selling newbies get things going for themselves. Second in our series is Fitness Revolucionario, a health and wellness blog that has grown a strong following in a few short years. Here's what the founder had to say about what makes Fitness Revolucionario successful...e-junkie: How long has Fitness Revolucionario existed? What is the origin story? Marcos Vg of Fitness Revolucionario: I started the Blog 3 years ago. It…
  • Learn from Our Top Sellers #1: Jerry Cards

    12 Dec 2014 | 1:32 pm
    We have decided to share the knowledge of our top sellers with you! We sought out our superstars and asked them a few key questions with the hopes it will help online selling newbies get things going for themselves. The first in our series is Jerry Cards, the one-stop shop that makes buying gift cards super easy (you don't even have to leave your house, or visit multiple websites to get your gift list covered). A great holiday pick right? Read on to see how this eCommerce success grew their business from the ground up. e-junkie: First off, can you tell me about your business and what…
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    Two Way Radios

  • What Comes with the Vertex Standard VX-231-AD0B-5 UNI?

    10 Dec 2014 | 7:35 am
       Vertex Standard VX-231 Standard Equipment: One VX-231-AD0B-5 UNI 5 Watt 16 Channel VHF Transceiver with Flex Antenna VX-231 Battery (9 Hour Lithium Ion Battery) – FNB-V131LI VX-231 Charger (3 Hour Rapid Rate Desk Top Single Unit Charging Station) – VAC-UNI-B VX-231 Belt Clip – CLIP-18 Industry Leading 3-year Warranty One Owner’s Manual One Warranty Registration Card Free Custom Frequency Programming* The Vertex Standard VX-231-AD0B-5 UNI two way radio is a 5 Watt 16 Channel VHF business radio that operates on VHF radio Frequencies and Privacy Codes to ensure private…
  • What Comes with the Vertex Standard VX-231-AG7B-5 UNI?

    8 Dec 2014 | 12:41 pm
       Vertex Standard VX-231 Standard Equipment: One VX-231-AG7B-5 UNI 5 Watt 16 Channel UHF Transceiver with Flex Antenna VX-231 Battery (9 Hour Lithium Ion Battery) – FNB-V131LI VX-231 Charger (3 Hour Rapid Rate Desk Top Single Unit Charging Station) – VAC-UNI-B VX-231 Belt Clip – CLIP-18 Industry Leading 3-year Warranty One Owner’s Manual One Warranty Registration Card Free Custom Frequency Programming* The Vertex Standard VX-231-AG7B-5 UNI two way radio is a 5 Watt 16 Channel UHF business radio that operates on UHF Frequencies and Privacy Codes to ensure private communication…
  • What Comes with the Motorola DTR550?

    13 Nov 2014 | 11:07 am
    Motorola DTR550 Standard Equipment: One DTR550 Digital Radio DTR550 Battery – Lithium Ion Battery Pack (up to 14.5 hrs of life per charge) – 53963 DTR550 Charger – Charging Adapter and Stand Up Drop-In Charging Tray – 53969 DTR550 Belt Clip – Swivel Belt Holster - 53961 DTR550 User Guide DTR550 Quick Reference Guide 1-Year Warranty, Warranty Card. The Motorola DTR550 two way radio is a digital two way radio that provides coverage of up to 325,000 sq. ft., 30 floors. The DTR550 digital Motorola radio has 100 non-overlapping groups.  Unlike analog radios,…
  • What Comes with the Motorola DTR410?

    11 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    Motorola DTR410 Standard Equipment: One DTR410 Digital Radio DTR410 Battery – Lithium Ion Battery Pack (up to 14.5 hrs of life per charge) – 53963 DTR410 Charger – Charging Adapter and Stand Up Drop-In Charging Tray – 53969 DTR410 Belt Clip – Swivel Belt Holster - 53961 DTR410 User Guide DTR410 Quick Reference Guide 1-Year Warranty, Warranty Card. The Motorola DTR410 two way radio is a digital two way radio that provides coverage of up to 300,000 sq. ft., 25 floors. The DTR410 digital Motorola radio has 25 non-overlapping groups.  Unlike analog radios, multiple…
  • What Comes with the Motorola RDV5100?

    6 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
      Motorola RDV5100 Standard Equipment: One VHF Motorola Professional RDV5100 Two Way Radio RDV5100 Battery – 2400 mAh Lithium Ion Super High Capacity Battery Pack (up to 18.5 hrs of life per charge) – RLN6308 RDV5100 Charger – Charging Adapter and Stand Up Drop-In Charging Tray – RLN6175 RDV5100 Belt Clip (3″) – RLN6307 RDV5100 User Guide RDV5100 Safety Sheet Warranty Card & 12 Month Warranty – Extended 12 Month Warranty Available The Motorola RDV5100 two way radio is a 5 Watt 10 Channel VHF radio that operates on 27 VHF Business Exclusive Frequencies…
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  • 5 Common Mistakes that You Should Avoid When Creating a Website

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:13 pm
    When starting a website for the first time, people may have no clue on how to create a website. Once adopting some suggestions or tips on site development, they begin building a website by themselves. However, due to the fact that many people lack experience in site building, there might be a series of problems […] The post 5 Common Mistakes that You Should Avoid When Creating a Website appeared first on Skyje.
  • 12 Best Minimalist WordPress Themes

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    Today WordPress is easily the most popular platform for hosting a wide variety of blogs and websites. All this probably thanks to its immense flexibility, intuitive nature and the amount of available plugins that help to extend WordPress well beyond its basic installation core. Another great thing about WordPress are the themes – there are […] The post 12 Best Minimalist WordPress Themes appeared first on Skyje.
  • Is Host4ASP.NET Hosting a Good Choice for Hosting a Personal Website?

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:14 am
    To make clear whether Host4ASP.NET is a good choice for hosting a personal website, we have reviewed this service from several aspects like price, basic features, usability, uptime, speed and technical support. Now, read the following parts to learn the details of every aspect of Host4ASP.NET hosting. Plan & Basic Features Host4ASP.NET has released 3 […] The post Is Host4ASP.NET Hosting a Good Choice for Hosting a Personal Website? appeared first on Skyje.
  • 7 Trends Web Designers Cant Dare To Ignore In 2015

    16 Dec 2014 | 8:35 am
    The end of 2014 is approaching near. The rise of digital designing as a result of advanced W3C specifications, modern browsers, and Smartphone revolution, has put challenges for web designers. Code free designing platforms and parallax effects remained popular during the year 2014. Single page websites have become the demand of the businesses, as per […] The post 7 Trends Web Designers Cant Dare To Ignore In 2015 appeared first on Skyje.
  • Better Blogging: Tips for Finding Free Quality Images

    10 Dec 2014 | 7:48 am
    Images are just as important as your blog content. Pixelated, poor quality images ruin the aesthetic attractiveness of your blog. There are dozens of stock photography sites online, but paid images are costly, especially if you need a logo or trademarked image. For instance, a general smartphone image might cost you $3, but buying rights […] The post Better Blogging: Tips for Finding Free Quality Images appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • Coho Data, hyperloglog and the quest for IO performance

    13 Dec 2014 | 1:54 pm
    We were at SFD6, last month and Coho Data‘s CTO & Co-Founder, Andy Warfield got up to tell us what’s happening at Coho. (We also met with Andy at SFD4, check out the videolinks to learn more.) What’s new at Coho Data Coho Data has been shipping GA product for about 3 quarters and is a simple to use, scale-out, hybrid (SSD & disk) storage system for VMware NFS datastores. Coho Data storage uses Software Defined Networking (SDN) switches to perform faster networking handoffs and optimized data flow across storage nodes. They use standard servers and a SDN switch…
  • RoS video interview with Ron Redmer Sr. VP Cybergroup

    6 Dec 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Ray interviewed Ronald Redmer, Sr. VP Cybergroup at EMC’s Global Analyst Summit back in October. Ron is in charge of engineering and product management of their new document analytics service offering. Many of their new service offerings depend on EMC Federation solutions such as ViPR (see my post EMC ViPR virtues & vexations but no virtualization), Pivotal HD, and other offerings. This was recorded on October 28th in Boston. © for RayOnStorage Blog, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post tags: Cybergroup, Documentum, EMC Global Analyst Summit,…
  • The wizardry of StorMagic

    17 Nov 2014 | 3:22 pm
    We talked with Hans O’Sullivan, CEO and Chris Farey, CTO of StorMagic during Storage Field Days 6 (SFD6, view videos of their session) a couple of weeks back and they presented some interesting technology, at least to me. Their SvSAN, software defined storage  solution has been around since 2009, and was originally intended to provide shared storage for SMB environments but was changed in 2011 to focus more on remote offices/branch offices (ROBO) for larger customers. What makes the SvSAN such an appealing solution is that it’s a software-only storage solution that can use a…
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    From Ravikanth's Blog

  • Azure Resource Manager and DSC in PowerShell 5.0 at the PSBUG December Meet

    8 Dec 2014 | 8:07 pm
    At the PowerShell Bangalore User Group (PSBUG) December meeting, I will be talking about Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and changes to DSC in Windows PowerShell 5.0 preview. The ARM session will introduce the concept of resource groups and templates and demonstrate how to customize templates. In the DSC session, I plan to show a demo of…
  • Microsoft Technical Communities got recognized at TechEd India 2014

    6 Nov 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Microsoft recognized the active technical communities in India at the closing note of TechEd India 2014. I was fortunate to be among the people who were called upon. The three user groups that got recognized were: Bangalore IT Pro Group Bangalore .NET group Pune User Group For the Bangalore IT Pro group, I credit this…
  • Session Slides: Community Day 2014 – Introduction to Microsoft Azure Compute

    23 Aug 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Microsoft Azure offers several services each categorized into one of the four major categories – Compute, Data, App, and Network Services. This session takes you through an overview of the Microsoft Azure Compute Services. Introduction to Microsoft Azure Compute from Ravikanth Chaganti  
  • Transforming the Data Center – Bangalore, India

    15 Aug 2014 | 4:18 am
    Microsoft MVP community, Bangalore IT Pro, Bangalore PowerShell User Group, and Microsoft are proud to announce the Transform Data Center (in-person) event in Bangalore, India. This event is hosted at the Microsoft Office in Bangalore. Registration (limited seats): I will speaking here on Azure Backup and Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager. Deepak Dhami (PowerShell MVP) will…
  • 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…
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • Infinix Alpha 8 X550 : Hands-On Review, Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Infinix is a smartphone brand very popular in Africa, France and its increasing its userbase in Middle East as well. Recently we had the opportunity to try our hands on one of the flagship device of the Infinix, Alpha 8 X550. After using it for awhile, here is the detailed review of the Infinix Alpha 8 X550 for you all. All of the features, pros and cons of the Infinix Alpha 8 X550 is covered
  • 8 Surprising Ways Your Car is Already Driving Itself (Infographic)

    Shaan Haider
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:28 pm
    The future is always closer than we think. Take the self-driving car, for example. It’s been a staple of science fiction since 1911 when ‘The Automatic Motorist’ burst onto the screen. It’s now set to burst onto our roads. In this infographic by DonateCarUSA, we look at eight ways that our cars are already driving themselves. We also cast a glance into the very near future where luxury car brand
  • How to Use 3M ePrivacy Filter Software for Better Privacy and Security

    Shaan Haider
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    This post brought to you by 3M. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Geeky Stuffs.These days people are spending more and more time in front of the computers and on the Internet. We store lots of sensitive data on our laptops and computers. If an unauthorized person gets the access to such information then, it could be dangerous to you in many ways. So, it is better to keep your
  • F&D T-180BT Bluetooth Soundbar : Hands-On Review, Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:20 pm
    When it comes to use speakers with TV or music system, people usually think about the usual 5.1 speakers. But now manufacturers are being creative and coming out with new shapes and size of speakers. Recently we had the opportunity to try the Fenda Audio’s, popularly known as F&D, T-180BT soundbar. After using it for awhile, here we are sharing the hands-on review of F&D T-180BT Bluetooth
  • What is Naked DSL and How it is Beneficial than the ADSL?

    Shaan Haider
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    If you are reading this article right now then, it means that your computer, smartphone or tablet is connected to the Internet somehow and you should be having the idea about the terms like Broadband, DSL, ADSL etc. And the latest in this list is the Naked DSL Broadband. Broadband is the Internet service which is provided by using the ADSL technology. Then what is the Naked DSL and how it is
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  • Should You Buy An Industrial Computer?

    Sarah Lamb
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Your big business project is only as strong as its weakest link and that’s why you shouldn’t skimp on things like the computer that might be running it. Depending on the nature of your business, if it’s not for home or office use, you might just need an industrial computer. Industrial Computer or Standard PC? […]
  • Philips Kids Headphones – Volume Capped!

    Sarah Lamb
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    We often review headphones here on GirlyGeekdom however it is rare that we have headphones sent that are designed and made especially for children and that is what happened this week!  Philips have just released their Kids headphones which are suitable from 3 years old +.  These headphones are volume capped to 85Db to protect […]
  • The Future of 4K TV

    Sarah Lamb
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Televisions have come a long way since 1926 when Scottish inventor John Logie Baird publicly demonstrated his new invention. The first colour broadcast took place 50 years ago on 1st Janurary 1954, however the technology wasn’t cheap, and so many people didn’t have access to a colour TV until the mid to late 1960s. 4K […]
  • Inspire: Three Questions with LJ Rich

    Sarah Lamb
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    In our fourth video of our Inspire series we asked BBC Click’s LJ Rich and all tech wonder girl what got her into gadgets and technology. What you may not realise is that LJ is both into technology and music and she recently won a music hackathon! LJ has a music degree and doesn’t have your typical tech […]
  • Inspire: Three Questions with Ortis Deley

    Sarah Lamb
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    In our third video of our Inspire series we asked Ortis Deley former Gadget Show presenter and all round gadget fiend what got him into gadgets and technology. What you may not realise is that Ortis has a BSc in Pharmacy and has also been on Tomorrow’s World. You can find out more about Ortis […]
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • Hiring Manager Review of

    Joe Kinsella
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:01 am
    Over my years of recruiting, I’ve worked just about every angle to hire great engineers. I’ve used agencies, internal recruiters, my personal network, my team’s personal network, ads on job boards, social media, meetups, networking events, free job services, cold calls, LinkedIn, and many more approaches to satisfy my company’s need for great engineers. As a result, I’m not only open to new ideas for finding talent, but actively seeking them (confession: I once tried very unsuccessfully to attract candidates through a Facebook ad). So last year when a colleague told me about a new…
  • The Heterogeneous Cloud

    Joe Kinsella
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    I came into the software world in the middle of the great operating system war, which pitted IBM, Microsoft, and other minor players against each other for dominance over the server operating system. The war was short but fierce, leaving Microsoft and Windows NT/3.1 in control of the market, and everyone else relegated to niche players. The rest as they say is history (that is until Linux started to gain momentum in the mid-2000s). I’ve been assuming the cloud market would develop in a similar fashion to the 1990s server operating system market, with a few key vendors (i.e. Amazon,…
  • Day 3 at re:Invent

    Joe Kinsella
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Day 3 for me started with an early breakfast. Serving breakfast to 13K+ people is a logistical feat made even more impressive when you see the scale of the dining facility. The hall is a gigantic warehouse-sized space on the lower floor of the Venetian whose far sides are hard to see from each edge. I somehow managed to be the first person at breakfast, due in large part to my East Coast body clock and an usher making a mistake in admitting me early. After walking for 10 minutes down aisles of wait staff directing me to a table like ramp service agents directing a plane, I managed to find a…
  • Day 2 at re:Invent

    Joe Kinsella
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    Day 2 at re:Invent is wrapping up, and what a crazy day it was. The day started with the first of the two big keynote announcements. Andy Jassy, the SVP who heads AWS, was the standard speaker for the kickoff re:Invent keynote. Andy was actually the person who drove the business plan that launched AWS, taking it from a concept to the the broad services available today. The keynote was given in an enormous warehouse-like space with over 13K seats. Some key things Andy said include: AWS has 1 million active customers. AWS has the highest revenue growth rate of any multi-billion tech business…
  • Day 1 at re:Invent

    Joe Kinsella
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    I flew out Monday night on the 8 PM JetBlue flight to Vegas for re:Invent. I wasn’t the sole passenger headed to the conference, and met people from a variety of local companies on the plane, including Acquia, Fiksu, MathWorks, Constant Contact, ThreatStack, CloudTP, Mobiquity, CloudHealth and more. I wore my AWS hoodie from last year’s re:Invent, which someone told me was like wearing the band’s t-shirt to their concert (in my defense it is surprisingly comfortable). After an uneventful flight, I checked into the Venetian and crashed. My morning was kicked off with a chance meeting…
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  • Iobit Driver Booster Pro Free 1 year License

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:04 pm
    BY Ramakanth Iobit Driver Booster is  the most effective automatic hardware driver updating software, it is designed to automatically update drivers on your Windows system in the quickest and easiest way.   Iobit Driver Booster scans and identifies outdated drivers on your windows system, then updates them via the cloud, the application uses cloud technology for fast delivery...
  • MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 8.1.1 Giveaway

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:17 pm
    BY Ramakanth MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition is one of the best free Partition software that offers basic partitioning tools, for advanced partitioning needs you require MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional Edition 8.1.1. A single user license of Partition Wizard Pro is priced at $39 and the life time license costs around $59.The Canada based software developer MiniTool […] This...
  • MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Review [Promo]

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:58 pm
    BY Ramakanth MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal is one of the simplest and most powerful data recovery utility, it’s a must-have utility for home, office and professionals. As is known to all, Windows does not provide any native recovery solution to users, instead provides the Recycle Bin as the last line of defense. Once you have emptied […] This is a post from Read...
  • IObit Malware Fighter Pro v2.5 Free License

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:08 am
    BY Ramakanth IObit Malware Fighter  protects your system from most forms of malware, including spyware, Trojans, adware and rootkits. Iobit Malware Fighter Pro is an anti-malware tool that provides real-time protection as well as on-demand protection from both offline and online threats. Iobit Malware Fighter can be used as a second line of defence in protecting your windows […] This is a...
  • Get WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe for Free

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:47 pm
    BY Ramakanth WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is a feature-rich video conversion tool for Windows systems that converts common videos into HD-quality videos. Apart from HD video conversion, the application supports broad range of output profiles, this allows users to create videos in standard format ( MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, WEBM and FLV) and create DVD movies, […] This is a post from...
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • Learn Something New This Christmas With Five Dollar Books From Packt Publishing

    Jason Slater
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:57 am
    Over the festive break this year why not learn something new for the New Year? Packt Publishing are currently offering every eBook and video, available on their website, for just $5 (currently £3.60) each. As they say, “Customers are invited ... Read More The post Learn Something New This Christmas With Five Dollar Books From Packt Publishing appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Sony, A Movie, North Korea, and the US Government

    Jason Slater
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:34 pm
    You may have recently heard, on the news, about Sony Pictures, North Korea, and threats of cyber-attacks based on a certain movie. On 19th December The White House tweeted, “The @FBI announced today and we can confirm that North Korea ... Read More The post Sony, A Movie, North Korea, and the US Government appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Crowd Fund Watch: RoomBox–The Smart Home Solution for Everyone

    Jason Slater
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:53 pm
    This section used to be called Kickstarter Watch but with so many interesting projects appearing on different crowd-funding platforms I thought it would be a good idea to broaden the scope. This latest project, which looks incredibly interesting, is called ... Read More The post Crowd Fund Watch: RoomBox–The Smart Home Solution for Everyone appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Get A Major Update And Festive With Minecraft

    Jason Slater
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:19 am
    Minecraft, recently acquired by Microsoft, has received quite a big update for Xbox One (and Xbox 360) which brings its features much closer to the desktop version. New features, in version 1.6.4, include a new tutorial world, the ability to ... Read More The post Get A Major Update And Festive With Minecraft appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Power Outages Are On The Increase, Protect Your Equipment With A UPS

    Jason Slater
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:54 pm
    If you have never lost work as a result of an electrical power failure you are one of the lucky ones. Power outages can be a highly frustrating problem as they not only pose the risk of data loss but ... Read More The post Power Outages Are On The Increase, Protect Your Equipment With A UPS appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
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  • Download Windows 10 Themes and Wallpapers for Windows 7

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:58 am
    It's been a long time since we shared any customization stuff such as themes, skins or wallpapers for Windows users. Last theme shared by us was our exclusive "AeroVG Ei8ht" theme for Windows 8/8.1 which was actually a port of one of our most popular Windows themes "AeroVG Se7en". Now its turn of some other […]
  • [Software Update] CCleaner 5.01 Now Available for Download

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:31 am
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of CCleaner is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Good news for CCleaner users! Piriform has released CCleaner v5.01 to public which comes with a brand new Disk Analyzer tool and performance improvements. CCleaner is a free system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes […]
  • BgInfo: Show System Hardware and Software Information on Windows Desktop Background

    11 Dec 2014 | 10:14 am
    There are many ways to check your computer hardware and software information such as using System Properties, using dxdiag command, using systeminfo command, etc. You can also take help of 3rd party software such as HWiNFO for detailed system information. How to Get System Hardware Information and Monitor System Health in Windows? [Tip] How to […]
  • How to Stop Automatic Forced Upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1?

    6 Dec 2014 | 10:57 am
    Last year we posted a tutorial to prevent update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 operating system: How to Disable "Update to Windows 8.1 for Free" Notification in Windows 8 Store? Although Windows 8.1 is an improved version of Windows 8 and contains many new features and fixes but there are many people who don't […]
  • [Software Update] Opera 26 Now Available for Download

    3 Dec 2014 | 2:10 am
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of Opera web browser is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Good news for Opera users! Opera team has released new Opera 26 for Windows, Linux and Mac which comes with following updates: Share bookmarks: Ability to share bookmarks with others Import bookmarks and other data: […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • Happy Holidays!

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:18 am
    Happy Holidays from the Applied Materials Blog Team. Read more
  • Applied Ventures’ Holiday Wish List

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:35 pm
    From 3D printers to personal drones, the Applied Ventures team shares what tops each of their holiday wish lists.Read more
  • What Consumers Want from Their Displays

    8 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    As a leading flat panel display equipment manufacturer driving the industry roadmap, Applied Materials commissioned an international survey of consumers to solicit general attitudes and preferences for mobile displays and flat screen TVs. Insightful and a bit surprising, the results highlight the features consumers want most.  Read more
  • Ten Years of Trotting!

    1 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The 2014 Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot consisted of 26,533 trotters including elite runners, wheelchair athletes, CEOs with teams of employees, parents with strollers, and visitors from around the world. Most importantly, this event brought together the diversity of the Valley to benefit those in need, served by Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, the Healthier Kids Foundation, the Housing Trust, the Health Trust and Second Harvest of Santa Cruz County. Read more
  • Solving Humanitarian Challenges Through Technology

    14 Nov 2014 | 11:39 am
    Recognized as a man who set out to change the world and to make it better, visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist, Ted Turner was awarded the 2014 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award.Read more
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  • Nokia 225 Dual SIM Mobile Review

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:41 am
    Nokia 225 one of the best bar type phones at low may all think is this review on a such a phone  really needed but the thing is it will be useful to people who really get annoyed on using touch phones.This phone looks is good  and comes different colors Red,yellow,white,black.The keypad is clear which is good for elder people who have hard time dialing numbers.And the display is bright and sound clarity and ring volumes are good.Battery backup is good nokia 225 comes with dual sim facility.And keypad lighting is average.The CONS are camera is poor but what will you expect in this…
  • Lenovo s5000 tablet review

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:41 am
    This Tab is best at its price range .And its looks are great the back panel is so rich better than any other high priced tabs. Even Though does not support calling facility it is at what it has.This Android tablet combines a 17.78cm (7) HD wide-view screen with a 5.0 megapixel rear camera and optional 3G connectivity, making it perfect for web browsing, reading, gaming and photography.It is super-slim at 7.9 mm and with a light metallic design weighing as little as 246 g the Lenovo S5000.Its supports Sim based internet connectivity.And It supports Whats app and also most of apps.And on the…
  • Editing Google Doodle Score with Chrome

    7 Aug 2012 | 9:41 pm
    Google Olympic Games doodle are quite the buzz these days. While some are trying hard to get the highest among friends, some are simply using developer console tools inbuilt in Firefox and Chrome to change the score. If you have never heard about these tools and wondering how are your friends getting such high score, this post is for you. Google Chrome comes up with their awesome inbuilt tool. To edit your score just do this. Play a game in the doodle and wait in the final score page. I’m making this guide with respect to the basketball doodle. Right click on the score part (as shown…
  • Twitter for iPhone Update Promises Enhancements

    6 Aug 2012 | 11:27 am
    The internet is all aflutter with rumors about upcoming changes to the Twitter iPhone application. A memo leaked in early July outlined a host of new or improved features which promise to enhance the Twitter experience for iPhone users. Version 4.3 promises more user-friendly interactive features as well as opportunities for more personalization. The memo was leaked to the iOS 6 Store on July 6. In addition to the features detailed below, the leaked notes also promised to correct known bugs and crash issues. It’s possible that the features may change prior to the official release of…
  • PhpMyAdmin increase import size limit

    1 Aug 2012 | 10:22 pm
    PhpMyAdmin is a part of the famous XAMPP package. It is responsible for managing database, privileges, settings and other key features. One of the common problem faced in XAMPP is the file size limit. There is a default 2 mb limit on the upload size of XAMPP. This issue can be fixed by changing the upload limit size in the PHP.ini file. Problem Faced No data was received to import. Either no file name was submitted, or the file size exceeded the maximum size permitted by your PHP configuration. This means that the database schema or data that is imported is quite large than the given 2Mb…
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  • How to Shorten Samsung Galaxy S5 Boot Time

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:49 am
    Samsung Galaxy S5 is a faster and responsive phone, but one complaint among users about Galaxy S5 is long boot time. In this tutorial, we will show you how to shorten the boot time on Galaxy S5 by making a small change in a system file. Because you want to make changes in the system […] [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • How to Add More Apps to Ultra Power Saving Mode on Samsung Galaxy Phone

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Ultra Power Saving Mode on Samsung Galaxy phones allows only a limited number of apps like calling, sending SMS and other few core actions to function. Yes, it is necessary for keeping the battery last long, but what if you want to use some other emergency functions in Ultra Power Saving Mode, for... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Install Android 5 Lollipop Update on Galaxy Note 3 N900

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:45 pm
    While Galaxy Note 3 users are waiting for the Android 5 Lollipop update, a few users have received Android 5.0 OTA update for Note 3 N900 Exynos version. According to the news source, it was an accidental release by Samsung and the ROM contains several bugs, so not ready for general use. It is... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Restore Non Booting Moto G 2013 After Lollipop Update

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:36 pm
    If your Moto G 2013 stuck in bootloop after updating to Android 5 Lollipop, here are some ways to help you get out of bootloop and get your phone ready for daily use. A bootloop means your phone stuck indefinitely on the boot animation logo. Normally, firmware update will not cause any issue, but... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Root Moto G 2014 After Android Lollipop Update (Tutorial)

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:31 am
    Motorola has updated its popular budget 2nd Gen Moto G (2014) to Android 5.0 Lollipop in select regions. Tech-savvy users who want to go crazy and play with their Moto G might want to root their device after the Android Lollipop update. Chainfire, developer of the popular one click “CF Auto Root”... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
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    Telecom & Technology Magazine

  • Analogue to Digital. Just “Upgrade after Upgrade”.

    Guest Author
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:13 am
    One thing about modern technology is the fact that these days products become obsolete almost as soon as they are released. It wasn’t like that in the glorious days of “Analogue” where things would last for years. Take cameras as an example. I bought my first quality single lens reflex 35mm film camera when I was a teenager and it still works just as well today. However I have owned maybe 4 or 5 Digital cameras in less than 10 years and the main reason for changing was to “upgrade” to the more up to date version. It’s the same with TV’s. About 12 years ago we bought a widescreen…
  • The Importance Of Employing An IT Support Team For Your Small Business

    Guest Author
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:33 am
    When it comes to running a business, owners can have a lot on their mind to deal with. With managing employees and productivity, handling the technical issues in a business can be well out of the question. Employing an IT support team for your business can help take a lot of the stress out daily operations, as well as help to keep everything running smoothly. In the UK there are several companies that specialize in providing IT support teams, for both short and long term usage. Letting an outside company provide your IT personally can help save your small business money as well and we’ve…
  • Efficient Tool for Your Business

    Guest Author
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:10 am
    Welcome to Daceasy, it is a Singapore Accounting Software. Daceasy is a bookkeeping programming framework planned by Sage in the U.S, it would like to furnish you with the instruments you require for your business. It has recently dispatched their new site. Do keep on supporting us and stay tuned for more upgrades to the site. How to improve in Accounting? Bookkeeping Software When you have entered all your accounting information, obviously you will need to do it all the time with the goal that you can get your obliged reports. Thusly, on a click of a catch, the framework has the capacity…
  • Mobilink becomes fastest growing 3G service of Pakistan

    Bilal Sarwari
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Reaches 1 million 3G customers in 90 days Lahore: 22 October, 2014 – Mobilink 3G customers have reached 1 million mark rendering it as the fasted growing 3G service in Pakistan. Mobilink hit the 1 million mark within 90 days of commercial launch which is the fastest uptake of 3G services of any cellular operator in Pakistan. Mobilink’s 3G services were launched in July this year and continue to provide high-speed internet to customers in 12 cities of Pakistan and counting. President and CEO Mobilink, Jeffrey Hedberg (right) with senior management ofMobilink celebrating 1 Million 3G…
  • Apple indulges some Ground Breaking Features in New iOS 8

    Bilal Sarwari
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    iOS 8 is the best ever invention by Apple, as Apple has admired this fact by itself. The previous iOS versions were having many bugs and vulnerabilities, but Apple has overcome these in iOS 8. Moreover, iOS 8 has many new features that aren’t available in any previous iOS version and the features were the most demanded by iOS users. Without wasting any time on introduction of iOS 8, let’s start discussing about its remarkable features: I’ll discuss first about some new iOS default apps that have been added in iOS 8. Healthkit Healthkit is just like S health app of Samsung,…
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  • OC Robotics – Introducing the Series 2 – X125 system

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:26 am
    If you see the War of the Worlds movies, either one will do, then you might recognise this new robotic technology being demonstrated. It is like the system used by the alien invaders to search for humans inside buildings etc. In this case the robot snake arm has been made by OC Robotics and it […]
  • The Lucky Tag Dog Activity And Location Tracker!

    22 Dec 2014 | 3:59 am
    This is the Lucky Tag think of it as the smart wearable device for your dog; it does everything a similar device aimed at the adult and kid market, except in this case it is for your best friend the dog. It fits onto the dog’s collar and is able to track activity, trends, temperature, […]
  • KipstR Records Virgin Media TiVo Content If You Fall Asleep!

    22 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    If there is one time of the year when you are going to fall asleep in front of the television it is going to be over the Christmas period and with all of that cool TV to watch missing the end of something is not a great a feeling. It is all down to a […]
  • Miiya Keeping The Kids Fit And Healthy!

    22 Dec 2014 | 2:31 am
    There is a lot in the media these days regarding the health and fitness of kids, it seems that they are not getting enough exercise and this is where the Miiya wrist band comes in handy. The Miiya makes keeping fit through physical activity into a fun game, so the recommended sixty minutes of activity […]
  • Check Out The Entry Level Computer Science Section!

    22 Dec 2014 | 1:58 am
    There was time when venturing into the computer science section of the library or bookstore would have been limited to geeks and nerds, yes, you would have caught me in there. However, these days, this subject seems to have gone down market a bit, computer science is not what it used to be, clearly! Source: […]
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    Dain Binder's Technology Blog

  • Keeping Secrets by Evan Spiegel, Snapchat CEO (Collateral Damage of the Sony Hack)

    Dain Binder
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:26 pm
    The recent hack on Sony that has incidentally affected many people over the past couple weeks claims another causality. Snapchat has become the most recent victim when emails containing many of Snapchat's secrets came into public view. In a twist of bad luck, it turns out that Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton (who sits on Snapchat's board) and Snapchat's CEO Evan Spiegel communicate often about acquisitions, future endeavours, and other sensitive information.Evan shared his thoughts about the recent events with his team and the world:Keeping Secrets I've been feeling a lot of…
  • New Photo Editing/Enhancement Tools In Google+

    Dain Binder
    11 Sep 2013 | 7:48 pm
    Google+ has just rolled out new tools to edit and enhance your photos. Check out the new features below and watch the video to get introduced to the updated photo editor.Tune Image - Adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, shadows, and warmth levelsSelective Adjust - Tune parts of your photo without altering others with control pointsDetails - Enhance the fine details and improve the sharpnessCrop & Rotate - Resize, trim, rotate, straighten, and change the aspect ratioCenter Focus - Draw attention to the subject of your photo by blurring the surrounding areaDrama - Add style with a…
  • SARAH Makes Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests Easy

    Dain Binder
    8 Sep 2013 | 6:58 pm
    SARAH was built by Hicham Oudghiri at TechCrunch Disrupt's 2013 Hackathon. SARAH eases the process of requesting data that United States federal government agencies have collected about you as allowed by the Freedom of Information Act.It is your right to make FOIA requests, but the government doesn't have to make the process easy. Each agency defines how the request must be received and what information has to be supplied. With SARAH you only complete one web form to request data from over 20 federal agencies (listed below). The service then mails letters with your information included to the…
  • Google AdSense Android App Now Available

    Dain Binder
    31 Jul 2013 | 12:40 pm
    Google AdSense now has an Android app!As you know, AdSense is Google's publisher advertising platform for content creators to monetize their website by displaying contextual ads to their audience from Google AdWords and other ad networks.The new app allows fast and easy access to data from your AdSense account. Information can be viewed by your selected time period (today, yesterday, last 7 days, this month, last 30 days, or last month) and for each account in use on your Android device. The screens available are:Earnings OverviewTop SitesTop URL ChannelsTop Custom ChannelsTop Ad UnitsPayment…
  • Having Google Login Problems? (Android, Chrome, Google+, OAuth, etc.)

    Dain Binder
    6 May 2013 | 2:20 pm
    If you have experienced or are experiencing problems when trying to sign in to Google services the solution may be simpler than you think. Although there can be other reasons a primary one, albeit not well known, is that you have too many active tokens.Tokens are created, for example, when you login to third party services with your Google or Google+ account using OAuth, share your Gmail contacts, allow web apps to view your Google Reader subscriptions, sync your Chrome OS or browser data, use Android (phone and certain apps), or use/link any of Google's many services or APIs (Keep, YouTube,…
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  • The Ethics Of Publishing Hacked Information

    Michael Arrington
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Like many people I’ve been fascinated by the Sony hacks. So much interesting information (and gossip) about the inner workings of a major movie studio. I was also waiting for Sony to start balking at the re-publication of a lot of that information by the news sites. And sure enough, they’re now calling it stolen information, and threatening publications that are sharing it with the public. It reminds me distinctly of the situation we found ourselves in in 2009 when a hacker delivered a truckload of internal Twitter information. See In Our Inbox: Hundreds Of Confidential Twitter…
  • MTailor: The Perfectly Tailored Man’s Shirt

    Michael Arrington
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:21 pm
    MTailor, one of our recent investments at CrunchFund, is a really amazing company. They make tailored shirts for men, except your mobile device is the tailor. You go through a quick scanning process that involves leaning your phone or tablet against a wall and then spinning slowly in front of it. Once that’s done MTailor has your measurements, which they say are 20% better than actual tailors they used for a study. I’ve never owned tailored shirts but I should have. I have a longer body than average and generally buy tall shirts when I can find them. That’s been harder with…
  • “Time Collapse” And My Broken Brain

    Michael Arrington
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:52 pm
    I was perusing the news headlines this evening and I noticed this article about Glenn Beck’s health troubles. A few sentences early on in the article floored me, because it describes how I feel exactly: “Doctors tell me that up until recently, I hadn’t had a real REM sleep in maybe as long as a decade,” Beck said. “I didn’t have a dream that I remember, except one in a decade. And quite honestly, this isn’t a symptom you look to fix if you have a ton to do. But the first sign of trouble I noticed was what I call a ‘time collapse.’ If we had met before, I couldn’t tell…
  • Abacus, The Expense Software Employees Love, Raises $3.5 Million

    Michael Arrington
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    I hate expense reports. I do them once a year and I still hate it. Back when I had to do them monthly or have the finance department all over me I hated them twelve times as much. Abacus fixes all that. The company was founded by Omar Qari, Ted Power and Josh Halickman (Foursquare, Google, Etsy Venmo and other experience) and they launched earlier this year at Winter Y Combinator. You can read their launch post here. How does Abacus fix expense reports? When a company starts using Abacus, they link their bank account. Employees set themselves up in the app and also link their bank account.
  • Who’s Lying About Whisper?

    Michael Arrington
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Separately, Whisper has been following a user claiming to be a sex-obsessed lobbyist in Washington DC. The company’s tracking tools allow staff to monitor which areas of the capital the lobbyist visits. “He’s a guy that we’ll track for the rest of his life and he’ll have no idea we’ll be watching him,” the same Whisper executive said. – The Guardian As far as I can tell from what The Guardian has alleged, and from Whisper’s denials, what happened is this: 1. When talking to potential partners, Whisper hypes its ability to track users so that those partners will know…
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  • 5 SEO tips for optimising your Magento store

    Jyoti Wadwha
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Since its inception in 2008, Magento has grown in popularity from a simple niche ecommerce platform into a universally-respected Content Management System for the online business space. With over 200 000 online stores established over Magento platform, choosing it for your upcoming ecommerce project makes a lot of sense. With simple visual customisation, Magento online […]
  • Yearly Roundup: remembering 2014 in tech

    Staff Reporter
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:45 pm
    It has been an eventful year and we at Memeburn have been amidst it all. Social Media, that untamable beast, has served up some gems. This year hashtags have been causing far more social change than ever before. It appears, if anything is to be learned from hashtags this year, that they have the power […]
  • 4 tips for getting your payroll ready for the year-end shutdown

    Anton van Heerden
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:40 pm
    As we hurtle headlong in the festive season, payroll managers need to start preparing for their companies to scale down operations or shut down completely over the December holidays. Usually, they need to be ready earlier in the month for the pay run than they do in the other months, and they also need to […]
  • ‘Amphora’, ‘Shovel Knight’ and the top indie games of 2014

    Wiehahn Diederichs
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Without indie game studios and their creations, the gaming world would be filled with nothing but generic and money-hungry blockbuster titles. Over and over again these AAA-titles greedily empty our wallets with the same addictive explosions and blood-soaked tales. Indie game studios are without massive resources and have to rely on creativity, brilliant narratives and […]
  • Here’s how to hit the sweet-spot where ORM and SEO meet

    Anton Koekemoer
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    ORM (Online Reputation Management) is the process of safeguarding your online reputation, business image, and character. The internet has opened the doors for everyone to connect, interact, and share with one another. It has also opened the doors for everyone to voice dishonest opinions, discredit businesses, and to smear reputations online. If someone wants to […]
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  • Eliminate travel frustrations with these free Android apps

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Whatever your itinerary, these resources can save time, money, and maybe even your sanity.
  • This Is How Organisms Are Tested to See if They Can Survive Space

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Ever wondered how astronauts go about working out if organisms can survive the stresses of space? Largely by strapping them to the side of the International Space Station is how.Read more...
  • Staples confirmed hackers stole more than 1M credit cards in significant data breach

    22 Dec 2014 | 3:50 am
    Staples on Friday confirmed that some of its stores were hit by hackers this year, who were able to steal up to 1.16 million credit cards and debit cards during various periods of time, with a few locations having been hit as far back as April 2014. FROM EARLIER: Is Staples the latest retailer to get hit with a huge credit card breach? Online publication Krebs on Security, which first reported about this potential attack on Staples in mid October, says that there do not appear to be any links be
  • Superthin imaging on the way

    22 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    Scientists at Rice University believe they are well on the way to making charge coupled devices (CCDs) for imaging that are only atoms thick. The sythetic materials using metal chalcogenide compounds could lead to the superthin devices with molybdenum disulphide the favourite for its light detecting property.   more»
  • Biz Stone’s Super now lets you share your garish image-based creations to other social networks

    22 Dec 2014 | 3:35 am
    Twitter co-founder Biz Stone’s image-based social app Super has just received an update on iOS and Android, making it easier to share your random thoughts with the world. The latest version allows users to cross-post to Tumblr,Twitter and Instagram (with Facebook support coming soon). In addition, you can also double tap on a user’s profile to show some love, just as you would with a post. And on iOS, Super now suggests users to follow when you’re looking up your contacts in the app. Supe
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  • F1 tech you can find in your new car

    Amanda Walters
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:57 am
    It is said that the modern F1 car has as much in common with a jet fighter as a road car. The aerodynamics and shape, the tiny cockpit, the handling and the raw speed of a McLaren or Mercedes F1 seem a high-powered world away from a jaunty drive to the supermarket or ramble in the country in your car from Jennings Motor Group. But at one point, probably not so long ago, the technology that you use each day was commonplace on the racetrack, and probably born there. It then began to migrate across to the production cars – and it continues to be that way. Mercedes and Renault have gone on…
  • Uber’s got a rape problem – time to invest in background checks and customer safety

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    Uber has been finding itself in some hot water recently, and with a Boston Uber driver arrested for rape – things are not getting any better. The
  • Last Minute Gifts for Gadget Lovers

    Simon Jones
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:22 am
    With Christmas less than a month away, it’s likely you’ll either have bought all of your presents, sitting pretty by the fire with a glass of wine, or alternatively feeling incredibly stressed and out of gift ideas, wishing that the Christmas period could just swallow you up and spit you back out on the 27th of December. If you’re in the second cohort of people, and really need some good gift ideas for that tech-obsessed friend or family member, you’ve come to the right place! 3D Printing Pen 3D printing is the buzz of the year, allowing anyone to make intricate models and devices out…
  • Uber exploits Sydney siege and introduces surge pricing

    14 Dec 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Taxi service Uber will not have made any friends in Sydney today after introducing 4X surge pricing for those looking to use the service to leave Sydney’s central business district, where gunmen have taken dozens of hostages in a cafe. According to Mashable, distressed Sydney CBD workers are being charged four times normal prices by Uber to get themselves out of the area, which is currently on police lock-down, with hundreds of officers and snipers surrounding the area. Uber’s surge pricing dynamically increases the price of taxi fares when there is a rise in demand for the…
  • Business advice for new digital startups in 2015

    Simon Jones
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    Are you a tech innovator or an aspiring digital entrepreneur with a vision of starting your own business venture? If you’re looking to create and grow a new startup, we have advice and insights below from a few successful UK digital entrepreneurs who know what it takes to create the next big thing and make it work. First up we have advice from Chris Muktar, co-founder of WikiJob, the world’s largest community driven graduate forum. WikiJob was founded in 2007 and is now the largest graduate careers site in the UK. What made you decide to start your business? Freedom and independence.
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  • Get a Rebel T5i at Best Buy and Read Why I’m a Canon Camera Girl

    21 Dec 2014 | 8:42 am
    I have mentioned before that I use a Canon DSLR camera. When I purchased my first DSLR I got a Canon, and I have stayed with them for my main photography camera. Now of course as a tech nerd, gadget freak, and tech blogger I have used other cameras and I still do occasionally use […]
  • When Life Throws You a Monkey Wrench

    21 Dec 2014 | 7:20 am
    It seems like I am always saying “Where does the time go?” I swear sometimes the rate at which years pass is very depressing. Another favorite phrase is “there are not enough hours in the day.” And man is that true!! While this year has been slow for me in terms of travel, there has […]
  • Great Last Minute Gifts Available at Best Buy

    20 Dec 2014 | 8:51 pm
    I have a confession. I don’t really like shopping in stores at Christmas time. It’s not because I don’t like the atmosphere, because I actually do. The Christmas lights, the decorations, and the thought of everyone out shopping to make their loved ones happy does get me in the spirit. However, I also like to […]
  • Foster the Photography Bug with a New Camera at Best Buy

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:19 pm
    As a photographer I have tried a lot of cameras. There are a lot of great ones out there. Are you still wondering what to get the budding photographer in your life? Or do you know someone who is still using an old camera? Tired of receiving blurry photos from your best friend? Or maybe […]
  • Don’t Forget the Batteries to #PowerTheHolidays with Duracell

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Fess up… how many times have you watched your kids open up their gifts on Christmas morning and then immediately thought “Dangit!! I forgot the batteries”? Someone usually ends up running out to find the one store that is open on Christmas Day. Or, you steal batteries from other things in the house so that the […]
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    Experts Exchange » Tech News

  • B2B Demand Generation Specialist

    Recruiting Coordinator
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    The Position Experts Exchange is looking for a Business-to-Business Demand Generation Specialist to run business lead generation and acquisition programs. Our ideal candidate has a combination of analytical and creative skills. The specialist will be responsible for assisting with programs targeted toward acquisition of new business clients through a variety of marketing channels. Responsibilities Manage demand generation programs, including email marketing, lead nurturing, lead scoring, search marketing/online marketing, webinars, etc. Collaborate with Demand Generation Manager and Business…
  • Customer Retention Specialist

    Recruiting Coordinator
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    About the position: Become part of our growing Customer Support Team to expand and support the Experts Exchange community! Our team is a unique blend of sales and customer support which makes our environment energetic, fast-paced, and continuously evolving. Position Expectations: Be professional and sincere  in communications with customers across multiple channels including email, phone, and online chat Improve customer experience using empathy, problem solving, and impeccable listening and communication skills Troubleshoot technical difficulties and product usage to help members of the…
  • Customer Support Manager

    Recruiting Coordinator
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:19 am
    The Position: Experts Exchange is looking for a Customer Support Manager to lead the Customer Support group in the company. The ideal candidate has a combination of customer service, analytical, management and leadership skills. The manager will be responsible for managing customer support staff, tracking success metrics, mentoring team members, and assuring customer satisfaction and retention. Primary Responsibilities: Supervises the on-going operations of the team and ensures reliable, high quality customer service.  Provides guidance to staff as needed. Develops retention strategies and…
  • Product Marketing Intern

    Recruiting Coordinator
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:18 am
    Experts Exchange is the leading online community for technology professionals. The Experts Exchange website is used by thousands of technology professionals around the world to solve difficult technology problems, learn new technical skills and network with other professionals. About the Job: Experts Exchange is seeking a part-time Product Marketing Intern who will be a key contributor to our growing marketing department. We are looking for someone with a passion for marketing that possesses excellent communication and analytical skills, and is ready to contribute to a variety of programs at…
  • Sales and Marketing Director, Business Accounts

    Recruiting Coordinator
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:10 am
    The Position Experts Exchange is looking for a Business-to-Business Channel Manager to run business customer acquisition and retention programs. The company is building a high volume sales model, with a strong outbound marketing team, an account management team, and a sales team responsible for closing larger sales opportunities. The ideal candidate has a combination of sales, analytical, and creative skills, as he/she will be responsible for developing and managing all acquisition of new business clients through a variety of marketing channels. The Business-to-Business Channel Manager will…
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  • New rumor says the MacBook Air of your dreams will enter production soon

    Chris Smith
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Apple’s best MacBook Air yet is supposed to feature an entirely new design, as well as better components. Often referred to as the Retina MacBook Air, the laptop should have a 12-inch high-resolution display, and should be even slimmer and lighter than its predecessors. It’s not clear when Apple will launch this new version of the MacBook Air, but a new report from Digitimes says the company will start mass producing it in the first quarter of 2015. Continue reading...
  • Sony might end up releasing ‘The Interview’ after all – for free

    Chris Smith
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:45 am
    The Sony Pictures hack saga is far from over, as Sony appears to be interested into fighting back, CNET reports. The company may release The Interview — the controversial comedy whose entire plot is around assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — even though last week it pulled the movie from theaters. Continue reading...
  • Staples confirmed hackers stole more than 1M credit cards in significant data breach

    Chris Smith
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:50 am
    Staples on Friday confirmed that some of its stores were hit by hackers this year, who were able to steal up to 1.16 million credit cards and debit cards during various periods of time, with a few locations having been hit as far back as April 2014. Continue reading...
  • I have bought and returned an iPhone 6 Plus 10 times, please send help

    Jonathan S. Geller
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:40 am
    It's entirely possible this could be classified as an actual mental illness. But there's just something about the iPhone 6 Plus that draws me in about a week after I switch back to my iPhone 6. It goes something like this... There's nothing wrong with the iPhone 6. It's the best smartphone not only in the world, but ever made. It's gorgeous, it's luxury-level premium, it's the phone Apple wishes they could have made 7 years ago — it is completely perfect. Though, as someone who has always bought the best available iPhone, it kind of hurts that there's one a bit better. Better is a relative…
  • Here’s what happens to your iPhone after it gets stolen

    Jacob Siegal
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The world of contraband electronics probably isn't one that you're familiar with, but if you read about smartphones on a regular basis, you're bound to come across stories of black markets all around the world selling devices for hundreds of dollars more than they're worth. This is one of the most interesting we've ever read. Continue reading...
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  • How Windows Phone Can Gain An Edge In App Gaming

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:54 am
      When Microsoft purchased Minecraft for a whopping $2.5 billion this past summer, there was a spirited reaction online. People asked all kinds of questions: why would Microsoft want Minecraft? What are they going to do with it? How could such a simple game possibly be worth $2.5 billion? We don’t yet have definitive answers to any of these questions, but it’s fair to say that the transaction was something of a sensation. And though it’s important to note that Minecraft is as much an Xbox game as it is a mobile app, the whole story showed just how much attention mobile…
  • MicroMax announces cheapest Windows phone in India

    16 Jun 2014 | 2:30 am
    Micromax has launched 2 new windows phone in India today.Micromax will be the first Indian Manufacturers to launch a windows phone.The two devices Micromax launched today are the Canvas Win W121 and Canvas Win W092. Both phones will be in the market starting in July 2014. The Canvas Win W121 is priced at INR 9,500 ($160) while the Canvas Win W092 is priced at INR 6,500 ($110). The Canvas Win W121 (pictured above) is a 5-inch device with a HD IPS display, an 8 megapixel rear camera (with LED flash), a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, and 8GB of built in storage with up to 32GB of expandable…
  • Windows phone gets official File Manager

    30 May 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Windows Phone 8.1 has finally got a Official  file manager for Windows Phone.The app is free in the window store and is live to download. Here’s the set of features we get in this version 1.0 release: Access files stored on your phone and SD card Browse, search and launch files Easily share one file or multiple files Create folders to organize your files Copy, move, rename and delete files With this app you can move , share , copy or paste anything in the phone’s and SD card memory.Download it from here Source : WPcentral The post Windows phone gets official File Manager appeared…
  • WhatsApp is back in store with many new changes for Windows phone

    30 May 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Finally WhatsApp is back in Windows phone store , After almost 2 weeks off the store and users getting angrier the App makes it back to the store. WhatsApp just isn’t back as a just a bug fix , the Apps now has many new features which you didn’t had it earlier.WhatsApp now has a privacy option which will let you remove last seen but it won’t also let you see anyone else’s last seen in your list.WhatsApp for Windows Phone was pulled with no warning from the Windows Phone Store about a week ago. Microsoft nor WhatsApp commented on its removal for some time, which led…
  • Cortana gets new update but gets pulled up

    30 May 2014 | 12:04 am
    Cortana windows phone answer to Siri had received a update which added  new animations and features to the service on Windows Phone 8.1.But the features were rolled back as Microsoft is trying something new . It seems Microsoft may have been testing this ability by rolling out new animations and features for Cortana to some users. While it appears that Microsoft has rolled back some of these features, some of you out there might still have it. Here is a list of new features that was reportedly rolled out (via WPCentral): When you click on the Cortana tile, she has new animated expressions…
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    TechVorm » Mobile Arena

  • Moto X (2nd Gen) Will Start Getting Updated This Week With Android Lollipop

    Jatinder Paul
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:43 am
    Motorola has announced today that the latest AndroiD 5.0 Lollipop version will be rolled-out this week on their Moto X (2nd Gen) smartphones in India. Motorola will also start soon updating their other devices with Lollipop OS. The latest version of Android Lollipop brings all-new material design to life with a bold, new visual style. The […] The post Moto X (2nd Gen) Will Start Getting Updated This Week With Android Lollipop appeared first on TechVorm.
  • LG Kickstarts The Great Indian Selfie Campaign

    Jatinder Paul
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:45 pm
    To capitalise on selfie craze among users of smartphones and to promote its latest range of smartphones, South Korean giant LG has launched ‘The Great Indian Selfie’ campaign. LG has invited smartphone users across India to be a part of the world’s largest selfie canvas by simply clicking their best selfie at an LG Selfie Smile […] The post LG Kickstarts The Great Indian Selfie Campaign appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Micromax Canvas Tab P470 With 7 Inch Display & 21 Languages Support Launched At Rs. 6,999

    Jatinder Paul
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:56 am
    Micromax today launched its latest tablet – the Canvas Tab P470. This tablet runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS and supports 21 languages including Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Kannada. This device will enable the consumers to use their tablet in their preferred choice of languag for browsing the contact list, sending an e-mail or a text message […] The post Micromax Canvas Tab P470 With 7 Inch Display & 21 Languages Support Launched At Rs. 6,999 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • BlackBerry Classic Smartphone Announced With QWERTY Keyboard

    Jatinder Paul
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Canada based BlackBerry has announced the launch of BlackBerry Classic smratphone with its iconic QWERTY keyboard. This smartphone is the advanced version of BlackBerry’s highly successful Bold 9900. The BlackBerry classic is claimed to have tree times faster browser; has 60 percent more screen space; 50 percent longer battery life and variety of applications are […] The post BlackBerry Classic Smartphone Announced With QWERTY Keyboard appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Reliance Games Launches Ultimate Robot Fighting Mobile Game For Android & iOS Devices

    Jatinder Paul
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:10 am
    Reliance Games, creator of successful mobile games such as Real Steel and Real Steel World Robot Boxing with over 50mn downloads, have launched another mobile game -Ultimate Robot Fighting. This new game is now available on iOS in the Apple App Store and on Android devices via Google Play. Ultimate Robot Fighting will be available […] The post Reliance Games Launches Ultimate Robot Fighting Mobile Game For Android & iOS Devices appeared first on TechVorm.
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  • Aiseesoft Coupon Code 30% Discount and Quick Review

    Robin C
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:51 am
    Aiseesoft Total Video Converter is an all rounder when you want to convert your favorite videos and make it compatible for your iPhone, iPad or Android smartphones and Tablets. Aiseesoft has a collection of video converter utilities and they are available for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms. Same level of quality output and conversion done on both platform with their algorithms. We do have a special 30% aiseesoft discount coupon code this spring season for you to save huge money with any license purchase. We are about see aiseesoft products quick review, highlights of each video converter…
  • How to Uninstall/Remove Bitdefender Completely?

    Robin C
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:03 am
    Installed Bitdefender Antivirus, Internet Security or Total Security recently? Want to uninstall or remove bitdefender completed from your Windows PC or Mac computer? Then this article should help you with the removing or uninstalling bitdefender antivirus completely from your system. Go to and download the suitable bitdefender uninstaller / removal tool to start the process. To be more precise, check out the following video and you should be able to uninstall bitdefender from your PC completely without any problem. Bitdefender is one of my favorite and best antivirus…
  • HOW TO: Use your iPad as Second Display Monitor with Mac?

    Robin C
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:32 am
    There is a new app in town which lets you use your iPad as a Secondary Display with an iMac, Macbook Pro or Macbook Air. We normally use extended display setup to obtain better productivity. Apple users who tasted better productivity with an apple device and attracted to their design, always go for another device such as iPhone, iPad and so on. So if you own an iPad Air or older iPad version and want to use it as a secondary (extended) display with your Mac computer, then this app should help you out. Duet Display is a brilliant app that brings extended display to iPad connected to your Mac…
  • Say Hello to “Petshop” Responsive Joomla ECommerce Template

    Robin C
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:22 am
    We continuously work to bring new and advanced responsive joomla templates to complement our visitors. This time we thought to come up with a free joomla ecommerce template “Petshop” which is very flexible and loaded with tons of cool features to instantly start your shopping website. If you are looking for creating a petstore or any shopping website, then this template will be the best solution. Joomla is a very popular open source content management system and we love the platform as much as you do. Petshop Responsive Joomla Ecommerce Template is our new addition to our free…
  • WhatsApp Web Messenger, Work Under Progress?

    Robin C
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:21 am
    Facebook acquired the leading mobile messaging app “WhatsApp” recently. Since then, there were no major feature additions made, and soon we may expect one such announcement from WhatsApp Development Team. There may be a WhatsApp web app client “Coming Soon” and we dont know when, but based on recent reports it looks like WhatsApp may be working on a web app version and it could be released in coming days. Telegram is growing every day and soon it may become a tough competitor for WhatsApp Messenger on most of the platforms. Telegram is pretty fast in bringing updates…
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  • 3 Poor Excuses for Not Using Big Data

    Karan Israni
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:22 am
    Since there’s so much big data and much of it is free, why are so many businesses opting out of using it? Some businesses avoid it all together, while others are dabbling in it but certainly not making the most of it. It’s a buzzword, and that alone can turn people off. However, think of […]
  • 4 Ways that Technology Improves Personal Finance Abilities

    Karan Israni
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:08 am
    Although creating a personal budget can assist in maintaining personal finances, technology offers additional methods that are automated. Due to advancements in programming and device development, it is easier to manage your money now than it was in the 1900s. Everything from stock portfolios to Christmas savings accounts can be easily managed whether you're sitting […]
  • A Brief Synopsis of Data Mining in Oracle Database

    Karan Israni
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:12 am
    Oracle Data Mining is the mechanism of automatically looking for large data stores with a view to discovering out of the box patterns or trends. The mechanism uses various sophisticated mathematical algorithms for segmenting the data and evaluating the likelihood of the future events. It is also referred to as the KDD or Knowledge Discovery […]
  • 3 Ways Mobile Readiness is Changing the Home Buying Game

    Karan Israni
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    Just a few years ago, buying a home sight unseen would have sounded absurd and something only wealthy international jet setters might consider since a few hundred thousand dollars is chump change to them. That’s no longer the case. In fact, many average home shoppers are feeling confident buying property without ever physically stepping inside […]
  • Benefits of Using SEO Software as a Service

    Karan Israni
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    There are millions of companies online offering SEO services today. In fact, making a query on the search engines asking for ‘SEO’ will provide over 50,000 results. Because of the cutthroat competition companies are facing nowadays online, there is need for every webmaster to make use of the available and best tools so as to […]
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    Future of Privacy

  • Paper on Video Games and Privacy Released

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:39 pm
    At the start of the new year, one of the most anticipated video games of the year was Watch_Dogs, an open-world experience where players played the role of a hacker living in near-future Chicago, racing around the city using a mobile device to retrieve sensitive data and harnessing augmented reality feeds to pick up information about […]
  • Onwards and Upwards

    15 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Today, Joe Newman, our former legal and policy fellow, started working as a privacy attorney at Electronic Arts, one of the largest video game companies in the world. While at FPF, Joe was vital to our projects reviewing the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor and the implementation of “Do Not Track,” but he identified early on some […]
  • What consumers and companies can learn from 2014’s privacy breaches

    Kelsey Finch
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Earlier this week, FPF’s Kelsey Finch spoke to Red Herring about 2015’s biggest challenges, and how enterprise and consumer technology can come together to combat privacy issues. Q: What have been 2014’s biggest privacy problems, in your opinion? Do you see them being fixed any time soon? A: Throughout 2014, we learned how vulnerable our personal […]
  • Travis LeBlanc on the FCC’s New Privacy Role

    11 Dec 2014 | 3:17 pm
    At today’s FCBA brown bag lunch, FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief Travis LeBlanc discussed the Commission’s recent entrance into privacy enforcement and fielded questions as to what companies might do to avoid running afoul of the Enforcement Bureau. LeBlanc emphasized the innovation continues to outpace regulators, noting that much of the Commission’s investigative and enforcement work […]
  • ‘Understanding Beacons’ Guide Addresses Widespread Confusion about the New Technology

    Stephany Fan
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Local Search Association and Future of Privacy Forum release a simple and concise primer that explains how the Bluetooth devices work and how privacy friendly controls ensure user control. As competition for fickle and frugal holiday shoppers kicks into high gear, traditional retailers are seeking new ways to bring consumers into stores and provide them […]
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  • CodeRunner 2

    Hilton Lipschitz
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Nikolai Krill released a major update to CodeRunner today, and I highly recommend it to all programmers no matter what languages you use. In my case I write a lot of code in C++, Objective-C, Ruby, Javascript and HTML as part of large, complex projects. Often I am unsure how best to write a snippet or function. One way would be to create a branch in the project, run and experiment, deal with compiling, branch again to try another solution, compile some more and work it out. But that is a slow process (and quite dangerous if you leave these experimental branches in, or forget to branch at…
  • What to Write About Next?

    Hilton Lipschitz
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    I was asked in a blog comment today how I decide what to write about. And once decided, how do I go about doing it. In this case, the answer was easy, I decided to try to answer the question. And deconstruct the process I go through as it happens. Instructions: Read this post in black font first, then come back and look at the gray which deconstructs my thinking. Every story needs a starting point, I added the next paragraph in the second iteration of the post to create some context. And maybe to establish some kind of credentials and an authoritative tone. Why would you, the reader who does…
  • Lose the WWW

    Hilton Lipschitz
    26 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    I have finally removed the www from The 1990’s have passed and www no longer makes sense in URL’s. Maybe it’s time you did the same to your site too. What triggered this change was that, as of 14 October 2014, Google Analytics started throwing an error if you had links to and This is because it treated links with www and without as different. Removing the www was easy. I used Global Search and Replace (⇧⌘F in TextMate 2) to find //www.hiltmon and replace it with //hiltmon. Then regenerated the site. But we are still faced with…
  • Simple C++ Testing With Catch in Xcode

    Hilton Lipschitz
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    Catch is a simple, open-source, dependency-free unit testing framework for C++ projects. In this post I show you how to use it in a Simple C++ Project from Xcode. Why Catch? I am writing fast C++ libraries for work and need to wrap them in unit tests to ensure that they continue to operate and perform as they evolve. My number one constraint is that these libraries must be dependency-free. The only tools that I may use to compile or install these libraries on any platform (in my case OS X and Linux) is a C++11 compiler and a C++ standard library. Nothing else. This dependency-free requirement…
  • Gist TextMate Bundle Updated for Yosemite

    Hilton Lipschitz
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    Thanks to Michael Sheets, the Gist TextMate bundle now works in TextMate 2 on Yosemite. The issue was that the UI code in TextMate 2 relied on Ruby 1.8, and Ruby 1.8 is deprecated and no longer installed in OS X 10.10. Michael created a shim to fake Ruby 1.8 until such time as the code base moves to Ruby 2.0, implemented the change in the Gist bundle and it’s working now. You can get the source at GitHub or just wait until it gets propagates via TextMate 2’s bundle update process. Follow the author as @hiltmon on Twitter.