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  • The 11 Coolest Cities To Live Across The United States of America

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    Amarendra Bhushan
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    Forbes Magazine just released its list of the Coolest Cities to live across the United States of America: it named Washington D.C. coolest city in the US. Seattle ranked No. 2 on the list, followed by Austin, Texas, Houston and San Francisco. I... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • Microsoft removes 1500 apps from Windows Store, will refund anyone who purchased them

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Microsoft has announced their new initiatives to clean up the Windows Store and as part of that process, they have removed 1500 apps that they considered to be misleading. Read more...
  • Major Hard Disk Problems and Their Solutions
    Peter Lee
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    This article Major Hard Disk Problems and Their Solutions was originally published and copyrighted on Hard disk is one of the core components of any computers and it can contain huge amount of data. The files are stored in such a way that they can be acquired at any time. Unfortunately, there are times when the hard disk is corrupted or a possible hard disk failure occurred and you would […] The post Major Hard Disk Problems and Their Solutions appeared first on
  • Protect Your Gadgets from Your Kids

    Jason Welsh
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
      Do you have children in your house and you want to keep them away from your gadgets? Or your nephews are visiting you quite often? It is already known that smartphones, tablets, computers, and any other devices of that kind are simply irresistible for kids, no matter their age. They are not a simple toy; kids can learn a lot by using a computer, so you shouldn’t forbid them access to this kind of devices, just try to keep them safe. Nowadays, kids are growing up surrounded by such gadgets and they become more tech-savvy day by day. They want to touch everything, to test any gadget,…
  • Sades SA-708 Gaming Headphones : Hands-On Review

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    Shaan Haider
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    If you are a gamer then, you should be knowing that how important it is to have gaming gadgets like gaming mouse, gaming headphones etc. A good quality gaming headset is necessary to enjoy a game fully and perform well in it. Earlier I have published the review of Asus Orion Pro gaming headset and recently I have got the opportunity to try my hands on the Sades SA-708 gaming headset of which I
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  • The Pentax K-S1 DSLR lights up like a Christmas tree

    Simon Crisp
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    The Pentax K-S1 does not look like your typical DSLR. Not just because the 20 megapixel camera is available in the sort of variety of colors we've come to expect from Pentax. But because it also features an intriguing illumination interface with LEDs built into the camera body to indicate its current status of operation, count down for a self-timer or show the number of faces identified in a shot... Continue Reading The Pentax K-S1 DSLR lights up like a Christmas tree Section: Digital Cameras Tags: Cameras, DSLR, PENTAX, Photography, Ricoh Related Articles: New sports optics from Pentax…
  • Brabus fancies up the Mercedes Sprinter with Business Lounge package

    C.C. Weiss
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:21 am
    One of the more interesting vehicles to come out of Moscow International Auto Salon's press day, the Brabus Business Lounge transforms the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter into a spacious, luxurious conference room on four wheels. It's the latest way for wealthy businessmen to work and relax while being chauffeured from point to point. .. Continue Reading Brabus fancies up the Mercedes Sprinter with Business Lounge package Section: Automotive Tags: Brabus, Luxury, Mercedes-Benz, Tuning Related Articles: Airstream turns the Mercedes Sprinter into an ultra-luxury van Luxury on wheels - the 2010 Brabus…
  • Nature inspires color-sensitive, CMOS-compatible photodetector

    Richard Moss
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:40 am
    Researchers at Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) have developed a new image sensor that mimics the way we see color by integrating light amplifiers and color filters directly onto the pixels. The new design enables smaller, less complex, and more organic designs for CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors and other photodetectors used in cameras. .. Continue Reading Nature inspires color-sensitive, CMOS-compatible photodetector Section: Electronics Tags: Color, Imaging, Light, Photonics, Rice University, Sensors Related Articles: Panasonic's Micro Color…
  • Rosetta narrows down potential comet landing sites

    David Szondy
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:14 am
    After you become the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid, what do you do for an encore? For ESA’s Rosetta comet probe, the answer is to get ready for the first soft landing on a comet nucleus. Only weeks after going into orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the unmanned Rosetta explorer is engaged in a fast-paced reconnaissance of the comet and has identified five candidate sites for putting down the Philae lander in November. .. Continue Reading Rosetta narrows down potential comet landing sites Section: Space Tags: Comets, ESA, Reconnaissance, Rosetta, Spacecraft Related…
  • Fraunhofer's Google Glass app detects human emotions in real time

    Nick Lavars
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Over a number of years, researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute have developed software to measure human emotion through face detection and analysis. Dubbed SHORE (Sophisticated High-speed Object Recognition), the technology has the potential to aid communication for those with disabilities. Now the team has repurposed the software as an app for Google Glass, with a view to bringing its emotion-detecting technology to the world. .. Continue Reading Fraunhofer's Google Glass app detects human emotions in real time Section: Wearable Electronics Tags: Autism, Emotions, Face Detection,…
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  • I’ve completely moved to social media

    Robert Scoble
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    After giving it some thought I have completely moved to Facebook at I am putting TONS of great content into there. If you aren’t on Facebook, I’m also on Twitter at or on Google+ at Someday I might come back to the blog, but the world has moved and it is on social media.
  • Knock, knock, is this thing on?

    Robert Scoble
    2 May 2014 | 12:11 pm
    We’ve done some updates to the blog here. Hopefully the feeds and everything still works. Now on a modern server at Rackspace, thanks to Rob Collazo for helping me out. Got the latest theme. Improved security here. Updated to latest WordPress. Everything is looking good. Now the trick is to figure out what to do here that I can’t already do on Facebook, which is where I’ve been spending most of my time lately. Are you reading me there? Why not? That’s where you’ll see EVERYTHING I do. Here? I think I’ll start writing longer posts again here and see what…
  • Nokia's Trapster is too far over the freaky line

    Robert Scoble
    28 Jan 2014 | 11:22 am
    Why trust is the new currency in Age of Context and why Nokia lost it here. In the Age of Context lots of companies will go over the freaky line. What is that line? Where at least some people are uncomfortable with the privacy implications of the service. At EVERY speech I’ve given about our new book privacy comes up and people tell me they are scared by this new world that we’re heading into where systems like Google Now help you based on all sorts of private data, from where you are standing to who has sent you airline plans. But there are some “over the freaky line”…
  • Why I got Highlight wrong (and how Bluetooth Low Energy might save it)

    Robert Scoble
    24 Nov 2013 | 7:59 pm
    Back in March 2012 I hyped up Highlight something fierce. I thought it was going to be the next big app. I was wrong. Should have picked Snapchat (which I didn’t see coming because I personally don’t need it very much). Highlight just hasn’t proven to be very addictive to either me or my friends. We talk about it often. I keep running it. Now, what did they do right? They did fix their battery issues. It doesn’t put a major strain on my battery anymore. It does have some users, it’s just that the user count isn’t going up very fast and the UTILITY…
  • Here comes the age of the "personal cloud"

    Robert Scoble
    30 Aug 2013 | 5:34 pm
    Here Scott McGregor, CEO of Broadcom, shows me some new wireless devices, based on Low Power Bluetooth, which will be the “hub” of a new kind of “personal cloud” that will connect sensors and wearable computers to our smartphones of the future. These devices can support hundreds of other wireless devices, each with sensors, lights, or controllers for things on us or around us. This has deep implications for our contextual future (I’m writing a book, titled “Age of Context”). These new devices will cost less than $10 (wholesale) and run on a small…
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  • Dropbox Antes Up In The Cloud-Storage Price War

    Stephanie Chan
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    Cloud storage platform Dropbox announced today that it is offering a terabyte of storage for $9.99 a month, the same terabyte storage price set by competitors Google Drive and Microsoft’s One Drive. This is just the latest move in the great cloud computing war of 2014, as these three heavy hitters engage in a race to the bottom for the consumer’s storage gigabyte. In March, Google announced a terabyte for $10 a month and 10 terabytes or more for $100 a monthApple, meanwhile, plans to release its iCloud Drive later this year, which will offer 5GB for free, 20GB for a dollar a month or…
  • The Truth About DevOps: "IT Isn't Dead; It's Not Even Dying"

    Matt Asay
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    With the rise of the modern developer, traditional IT operations is dead, right? Not even close, says Puppet Labs founder Luke Kanies. And he should know. Puppet is one of the technologies at the heart of the DevOps phenomenon, a merger of traditional IT and app development in which developers take on more responsibility for running the infrastructure that hosts their apps—in part, by automating it.See also: DevOps: The Future Of DIY IT?Yet Kanies believes that while there are "plenty of environments that can survive without ops for a while," they almost certainly don't look like the…
  • Why We Self-Censor On Social Media

    Selena Larson
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    Have you ever caught yourself deleting a Facebook status update even before you post it, because you anticipate the negative backlash it will receive from your online friends?I know I have, and according to a study by Pew Research, you probably have, too.Twitter and Facebook can be useful tools for distributing news and information, but when it comes to sharing controversial news, America can be reluctant to share things on social media if they know friends might disagree with it.To study the effect social media has on debate and discourse of polarizing public issues, researchers surveyed…
  • Comcast Data Caps Aren't Data Caps, Says Comcast

    Lauren Orsini
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Comcast, already less than loved, once again has some explaining to do.For years, the company has made sure policy makers and journalists know that it doesn’t apply “data caps.” Despite that, in some cities, Comcast imposes data limits on customers and, if they surpass that amount, issues them fines. This is what is generally known as a data cap virtually everywhere else, but Comcast has even submitted an article correction emphasizing that while it may have "data thresholds" or "flexible data consumption plans,” it is allergic to calling them data caps. Why does it matter what…
  • Why VMware Will Struggle To Embrace The Future

    Matt Asay
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    Most enterprises would love to embrace the future. The problem is they're so heavily saddled with the past. This is as true for customers as it is for vendors. Nowhere was this more evident than at VMworld this past week, where VMware, beset on all sides by containers, public clouds and other existential threats, embraced them all. Every single one of them.See also: Docker Promises A Standard Way To Package Apps To Run Virtually AnywhereGiven its obvious conflict of interest—VMware's crown-jewel virtualization tech pays the bills even if containers and cloud draw the developer…
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  • Radio: Samsung, Xiaomi, Google & Microsoft all trying to be Apple

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Samsung, Xiaomi (the Chinese Samsung) Microsoft and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Macworld’s Kirk McElhearn and Ben Williams of AdBlock Plus. You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday night from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM to […]
  • Radio: Apple & Google Android patent lawsuits, Microsoft Surface Pro 3

    24 May 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the iPhone patent wars, Microsoft Surface and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Dorothy Pomerantz of Forbes and USA Today’s Rob Pegoraro. You can tune into the live broadcast stream Saturday night from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM to […]
  • Radio: Google’s sneaky cookies, LG Smart TV spying & digital privacy

    24 Nov 2013 | 10:56 am
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the Google’s fine for bypassing Safari privacy settings, LG’s Smart TVs that watch you, and other aspects of digital privacy, along with segments featuring Dann Berg. NOW PLAYING! November 23, 2013 — Daniel Eran Dilger and Dann Berg You can tune into the […]
  • Radio: Apple iPhone 5c & 5s, Touch ID

    15 Sep 2013 | 3:08 pm
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about the new iPhones, iOS 7, Microsoft Windows Phone and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Leith Speights of Insider Software and USA Today’s Rob Pegoraro. Warning: I get a little cranky. NOW PLAYING! September 14, 2014 — Daniel Eran Dilger, Leith […]
  • Radio: iOS 7, Samsung, Android & Strategy Analytics

    3 Aug 2013 | 11:09 pm
    Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about iOS 7, Samsung, Android & Strategy Analytics and of course Google’s Android along with segments featuring Jim Dalrymple of the Loop and Stephen Baker of NPD Group. NOW PLAYING! — August 3, 2013 — Daniel Eran Dilger, Jim Dalrymple, and Stephen Baker You […]
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  • I’m Over at Fast Company. Join Me, Won’t You?

    Harry McCracken
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Just a quick reminder: I’m now happily ensconced in my new gig as technology editor for Fast Company. That means that the vast majority of my tech writing will appear on To see what I’ve been up to so far, you can check out my author page. I do reserve the write to blog here occasionally if I have something to say which doesn’t feel like a good fit for FC. And I’m updating the Technologizer Flipboard magazine with my own work as well as interesting stuff I’m reading elsewhere. But mostly, I’m over at Fast Company–and I hope…
  • TechReads for August 11, 2014

    Harry McCracken
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:20 am
    Apple University revealed. (Brian X. Chen/NYTimes) Apple’s in-house training program sounds very, very Apple-esque.
  • RIP, Jim Frederick

    Harry McCracken
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Jim Frederick, the first editor I had during my time as a tech writer for TIME, died unexpectedly on Thursday night. He was only 42, and I’m still in shock. The loss would be incalculable no matter what the circumstances, but it feels especially jarring and surreal given the bright future Jim was building for himself. Along with his wife Charlotte, he’d just switched coasts from New York to San Francisco in order to start a media consultancy. (I got the LinkedIn notification formally announcing the news just yesterday morning.) Jim’s most obvious legacy will be his work as a…
  • I’m Going to Want a Car With Built-In LTE…Eventually

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

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

    Kate Rinsema
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    Peder Mondrup may not have come home in first at the Ironman Copenhagen, yet he did make history as the first man with cerebral palsy to finish the race with the help of his twin brother, Steen. Team Tvilling (Team Twin) came in right before the cutoff time to rousing cheers. Steen pulled Peder in a raft through the 3.8 kilometer swim portion, biked 180 kilometers in a custom-built cycle with a wheelchair in front, then polished off the 42.2 kilometer marathon pushing his beloved twin in his wheelchair. “If I can give Peder the feeling of not sitting in a wheelchair for a few hours,…
  • The science of Sriracha [video]

    Josh Urich
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Sriracha: ketchup on crack, hot sauce on steroids, the best condiment in the world. What makes this sauce so very delicious? Watch the video to find out: Full story at Reactions on YouTube. The science of food. Photo credit: Canva
  • 9 essential bra hacks

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Slipping straps, awkward fits, and then there’s the dreaded wash that turns your favorite bra into a useless rag. From the time the training bra makes its awkward debut, there are endless issues to deal with and a limited budget with which to deal with them. Thankfully, Minq has collected nine bra hacks to save you some embarrassment and plenty of cash over the long haul. ALWAYS SHAPELY BRAS Do your bras get bent out of shape from your underwear drawer. Instead of shoving them into a drawer, you can store a bunch of your bras on a single hanger to ensure that they’ll retain their…
  • Angry dogs in cute costumes [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Nothing defangs a vicious hound faster than a cheerleading costume, and just to drive home the point, the maker of classics such as Tiny Hamster Eating a Tiny Burrito brings you Angry Dogs in Cute Costumes. Now you know just what to get that neighbor with the obnoxious dogs. Full story at YouTube via Presurfer. The things we do to animals. Graphics credit: Canva
  • The top public high schools in the U.S.

    Kate Rinsema
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:21 pm
    There’s nothing quite like the knowledge that your child goes to (or has a chance of going to) one of the nation’s top high schools without having to shell out tens of thousands of dollars in private school tuition, and even if you live in a state without a stellar reputation for educational quality (lookin’ at you, Arizona), it doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. Here’s how The Daily Beast came up with their list of the top 735 schools in the country: We used six indicators culled from school surveys to compare public high schools in the U.S., with graduation…
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  • Video: How Atari Arcade changed the game

    The Webby Awards
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    > When Matthew Labunka heard that Microsoft wanted to collaborate with Atari on a project to bring classic games to the Web, his first thought was, “Uh oh, what do we do now?” That’s because, as senior producer at Atari, Labunka was in charge of figuring out what the big idea for the partnership should be. However, what started as an “uh-oh” moment quickly evolved into a groundbreaking project in the world of online gaming. One of the original ideas was to put Atari’s 150 games online in an arcade. That idea became more ambitious as users added their own…
  • For CFOs, tech transition is inexorable

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    CFO Mark Peet says cloud software has evolved to be lean and agile, allowing companies to break down organizational barriers. Credit: Getty Images According to a recent survey by financial services company UBS AG (UBS), more than half of American and European CIOs plan to gradually shift to cloud services while another third are transitioning as quickly as possible. I recently spoke with Mark Peek, CFO of enterprise cloud provider Workday, about the way technology is changing the role of the CFO and why soft skills still matter. Jeff Thomson: Do all organizations need to be in the cloud, and…
  • Understanding healthcare’s top technology hazard

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Incessant audio cues can lead to “alarm fatigue” and missed alerts. Credit: Forbes/Wikipedia Have you ever stood in line at a fast food restaurant listening to a loud, persistent beeping from the kitchen’s deep fryer?  If so, you’ve probably wanted to yell, “Hey, could somebody get the fries, or press a button to make that stupid dinging stop?”  The employees, meanwhile, have long since stopped paying attention to the beeping, their brains having assigned it to the pile of unnecessary stimuli that is safe to ignore. In a clinical setting, the same problems have much…
  • Medibid aims to drive down health care costs

    Megan Anderle
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Medibid connects doctors with patients who are seeking specific procedures. Credit: ThinkstockThe cost of America’s health care system is astronomical — 17 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product goes toward health care, which is higher than any other industrialized nation. But one online platform, Medibid, is aiming to lower costs and increase transparency between doctors and patients with its bidding system. Medibid connects doctors with patients who are seeking specific procedures, from an annual checkup to knee replacement surgery. The company says that…
  • Open journalism also means opening up your data

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    The term “open journalism,” which has become a core principle of digital media for forward-thinking outlets such as The Guardian newspaper in Britain, is often used to mean journalism that engages with its audience (or “the people formerly known as the audience” as Jay Rosen calls them) and allows them to contribute to the process. But the idea of opening up journalism is also about what media companies can do beyond just producing articles or facts for people to consume — and a big part of that is opening up the data behind their stories. There are a couple of good examples of this…
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  • On The Go

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    I find myself on vacation. For me, that means getting away to a nice (usually new) place where I can read in peace. (And completely fail on my stated pledge not to check email – but that’s another story.) It also gives me time to think, which I find I rarely have these days. Naturally, my mind drifts to writing. I started the year hoping to write more – 500 words a day, in fact. That lasted barely a month. It simply was becoming too much of a chore at the end of each day. I soon switched to writing thoughts on Medium, hoping its beautiful writing interface would spur me on. It has, a…
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    27 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
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    27 Aug 2014 | 4:07 am
    fuckyeahmovieposters: Diamonds are Forever They sure don’t make movie posters like they used to.
  • 35,000 Fire Phones...

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    35,000 Fire Phones...: Charles Arthur on the likely initial usage of Amazon’s Fire: Therefore even allowing for margins of error, it seems unlikely - based on Chitika’s data and the ComScore data - that there were more than about 35,000 Fire Phones in use after those 20 days. If that’s even remotely the case, the Fire Phone is a disaster right now for Amazon. This is a product they’re promoting on their homepage. You should be able to sell at least hundreds of thousands of anything on that page. I’ll go ahead and renew my call for a VP of Devil’s Advocacy. [via @counternotions]
  • shortformblog: This wonderful clip is proof that Steve Ballmer...

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:09 am
    shortformblog: This wonderful clip is proof that Steve Ballmer is not only a better Los Angeles Clippers owner than Donald Sterling, he’s also a way better team owner than he is a Microsoft CEO. #DevelopersDevelopersDevelopersDevelopers Dick Vitale has had a few too many desserts and a bit too much caffeine today.
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  • Indiana University Researchers Get $1 Million Grant To Study Memes

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    An anonymous reader writes with news that the NSF has just awarded a group of researchers a grant to study the life cycle of memes. "Indiana University is receiving nearly $1 million in federal grant money to investigate the genesis, spread, and demise of Internet memes. The grant from the National Science Foundation awards four Indiana researchers $919,917 to for a project called Truthy that will, as the grant's abstract explains, "explore why some ideas cause viral explosions while others are quickly forgotten." (And yes, in case you're wondering, the name was inspired by Stephen Colbert's…
  • Euro Bank Santander Commissions Study On Bitcoin's Impact On Banking

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:32 am
    First time accepted submitter Nikkos (544004) writes Digital currency news website HashReport broke the news Monday that European megabank Santander has commissioned a study to "Analyze the impact of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on banks and devise a strategic course of action." The study is being facilitated as a challenge through Yegii, an 'Insight Network' founded by Trond Undheim. Undheim is also a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management, as well as Managing Director at Tautec Consulting. The challenge was initiated by Julio Faura — Head of Corporate development for…
  • African States Aim To Improve Internet Interconnections

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    jfruh writes A rapidly growing percentage of Africans have access to the Internet — and yet most of the content they access, even things aimed specifically at an African audience, is hosted on servers elsewhere. The reason is a bewildering array of laws in different nations that make cross-border cooperation a headache, a marked contrast to places like Europe with uniform Internet regulations. At the Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum in Senegal, a wide variety of Internet actors from the continent are aiming to solve the problem.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Fake NVIDIA Graphics Cards Show Up In Germany

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    An anonymous reader writes "Several fake NVIDIA cards — probably GeForce GT 440 — have had their BIOS reflashed to report themselves as GeForce GTX 660. They were sold under the brand "GTX660 4096MB Nvidia Bulk" but only deliver 1/4 of the speed of a real GTX 660. Investigations are ongoing into who did the reflashing, but several hundred of them have already been sold and are now being recalled."Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    littlesparkvt (2707383) writes "Astronomers have uncovered for the first time the earliest stages of a massive galaxy forming in the young Universe. The discovery was made possible through combining observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, ESA's Herschel Space Observatory, and the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii. The growing galaxy core is blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars that are forming at a ferocious rate. The paper appears in the journal Nature on 27 August." (Here's the NASA press release.)Read more of this story at…
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  • Why Apple Will Switch to ARM-Based Macs

    Ben Bajarin
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:42 am
    This post originally appeared at and was re-posted at Tech.pinions with Matt’s permission. When Steve Jobs announced the transition from PowerPC to Intel processors in 2005, he revealed something that, in hindsight, seemed obvious to everyone who didn’t anticipate the switch: There are two major challenges in this transition. The first one is making Mac OS X sing on Intel processors. Now, I have something to tell you today: Mac OS X has been leading a secret double life for the past five years. We’ve had teams doing the “just in case” scenario. And our rules have…
  • Who Apple, Google and Microsoft Should Acquire Next

    Jan Dawson
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    On Tuesday night, TechCrunch’s Alex Wilhelm asked on Twitter: If you were Microsoft/Google/Apple what company would you buy? — Alex Wilhelm (@alex) August 27, 2014 It was late and I fired off a quick response but I thought it was a question interesting enough to be worth thinking and writing about here in more depth. So, for today’s column, I’m going to spend some time asking which companies Apple, Google and Microsoft should consider acquiring. As a bonus, I’m also going to include Amazon, which of course has just announced a major acquisition. I’ve…
  • Mac vs. PC All Over Again

    Avi Greengart
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
    The latest round of company quarterly financial results illuminate three trends in the device market: Apple continues to generate record profits largely due to growing iPhone sales (iPad sales are slowly declining, Macs are growing, iPod sales are mostly gone, and Apple’s services revenues are growing) Samsung’s profits are steadily declining (though from such a high level they remain quite high) Nobody else is making money at all1 Jan Dawson from JackDaw Research has a terrific chart illustrating the difference in margins that has made its way around Twitter (and here on Tech.pinions) a…
  • Phablets—aka Pocket Computers—Drive New World Order

    Bob O'Donnell
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:16 pm
    I’m writing this week’s column from the comfort of my hotel room in Shenzhen, China where I just witnessed first hand the evolutionary wave that has begun to take over the world of smart connected devices — phablets are king. Everywhere I turned in one of the many buildings stuffed full of electronics products and components for which this very large (~10.5 million) and surprisingly affluent[1] city is famous, I found more evidence. It wasn’t just the large screen dominated selection of legitimate and knock off phones offered by hundreds of different small vendors, it was also the…
  • The Unbearable Loneliness Of The Sharing Economy

    Brian S Hall
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:14 am
    The sharing economy promises the potential for riches, personal empowerment, new modes of work, and fear, the kind of fear that swells from a livelihood dependent upon algorithms, star ratings, and the feedback of strangers.  When we imagined the future, certainly starting from the point when the smartphone was born, few of us expected a world where in-kind tips and real time number crunching might determine where we live, how well we ate, the size of our home, the composition of our dearest friends. Of course, in a world where billions are virtually connected, all fighting over the same…
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  • Former Acting HHS Cybersecurity Chief Guilty Of Child Porn

    Alison Diana
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Timothy DeFoggi faces 20 years to life after jury takes two hours to convict him in federal court.
  • Dropbox Expands The Box

    Thomas Claburn
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Dogged by competition, Dropbox now gives subscribers 1 TB for $10 a month, but backing up data to an external hard drive is still cheaper.
  • Names Counihan Its First CEO

    Ellis Booker
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Kevin Counihan, who ran Connecticut's successful state-based health insurance exchange, becomes's leader.
  • Who Wins In Cloud Price Wars?

    Art Wittmann
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Short answer: not IT. Enterprises don't want bare-bones IaaS for the same reasons they don't buy $299 PCs at Wal-Mart. Providers must focus on support, not undercutting rivals.
  • Apple Preps Jumbo iPad

    Eric Zeman
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    iPad-maker will pitch the tablet to businesses as a potential laptop replacement.
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  • HP Slatebook 14: Can Android on a Laptop Work?

    Kevin Purcell
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    HP Slatebook 14: Can Android on a Laptop Work? is a post by Kevin Purcell from The HP Slatebook 14 seems like a great idea. It’s an Android powered laptop with nice hardware for... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Acer Chromebook 13 with NVIDIA Tegra K1 Processor and 1080p Launches

    Kevin Purcell
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    Acer Chromebook 13 with NVIDIA Tegra K1 Processor and 1080p Launches is a post by Kevin Purcell from Acer and NVIDIA teamed up to finally give Chromebook fans what they want: a... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • 8 Awesome Accessories for Back to School

    Kevin Purcell
    9 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    8 Awesome Accessories for Back to School is a post by Kevin Purcell from As students get ready for going back to school soon, they should consider bringing along some accessories to... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • 10 Best Back to School Notebooks for Every Price Point

    Kevin Purcell
    2 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    10 Best Back to School Notebooks for Every Price Point is a post by Kevin Purcell from As students head back to school this month, most will tote a notebook computer. Here are 10... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Lenovo Y50 Touch Review

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


    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Amazon has spent nearly a billion dollars to buy Twitch -- a website that streams people playing video games. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The makers of Jawbone, a fitness tracker that also measures sleep patterns, discovered that 93% of their users within 15 miles of the Napa earthquake woke up from the shock and most stayed up all night. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Twitter is reportedly getting ready to let people make purchases directly from their feed. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Red Cross is on the ground in Napa, California, helping earthquake victims, but it's also on smartphones across the country with an earthquake app and other apps that deal with floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and wild fires. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    SoundCloud, which is like a YouTube for audio files, is introducing a program to pay artists who upload their own music or other sound files. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
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  • Ybrain Raises $3.5M To Fund Trials Of Its Wearable For Alzheimer’s Patients

    Catherine Shu
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:02 pm
     Ybrain, a Korean startup that makes wearables for Alzheimer’s patients, announced today that it has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding led by Stonebridge Capital, bringing its total raised so far to $4.2 million. Co-founder Seungyeon Kim told TechCrunch that the money will be used for clinical trials and the manufacturing of its wearable devices. Read More
  • Samsung’s New Gear S Smartwatch Features A Curved Screen And 3G Connectivity

    Darrell Etherington
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:34 pm
     Samsung officially takes the cake when it comes to launching smartwatches: It just announced the Samsung Gear S, its billionth smartwatch device launching this year. The Gear S has a few hallmarks that set it apart from the crowd, however, including a curved Super AMOLED display, which has a 2-inch diagonal measurement and 360×480 resolution, and a built-in 3G modem, which can let the… Read More
  • Taiwan-Based Streaming Music Service KKBOX Raises $104M To Expand Overseas

    Catherine Shu
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:23 pm
     KKBOX, a Taiwan-based company that has provided streaming music services in Asia since before Spotify was founded, announced (link in Chinese) that it has raised $104 million from Singapore GIC (formerly known as the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation). Read More
  • LG G Watch R Will Offer A Circular Smartwatch With Android Wear In Q4 2014

    Darrell Etherington
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:16 pm
     LG is doubling up on Android Wear smartwatch devices in 2014, with a circular smartwatch destined for release later this year, by the end of the fourth quarter. The LG G Watch R (presumably the R is for round) will get a proper introduction at IFA 2014 this year, and will feature the world’s first Plastic OLED display, with a circular face that uses 100 percent of its screen, unlike the… Read More
  • Kobe Bryant Reads TechCrunch

    Alexia Tsotsis
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:32 pm
     This month’s issue of Sports Illustrated is notable because it includes a long form feature by Chris Ballard on Kobe Bryant’s return to the game this fall. The story is worth reading for its support of the growth mindset and its underlying theme of “hard work is all that matters,” whether you are a basketball fan or not. Another reason you should read it is that it is… Read More
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    Mobile and Social Media

  • 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…
  • iPhone 6: Say Goodbye to Cracked Screens, Scratched Displays, or Color Distortion of Any Kind

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

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

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

    Brian Koerber
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    It's that time of year again, teachers. The close of summer means it's time to swap the sunshine for fluorescent lights to teach our youths See also: 19 Creative Teachers Who Deserve Extra Credit Unfortunately, your classroom might be a small disaster zone right now, and that's not a fun place to teach or learn. But there's nothing a little bit of paint and a hot glue gun can't fix Try some of these fun DIY projects to bring a little more color and life into your dull classroom. Read more... More about Lists, Diy, Education, Teachers, and Crafts
  • Ukraine's President: 'Russian Forces Have Entered Ukraine'

    The Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — "Russian forces have entered Ukraine," President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday Poroshenko canceled a trip and called an emergency meeting as concerns grew about the opening of a new front in the conflict. He summoned the nation's security council as the strategic southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appeared firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists. See also: Ukraine and Russia Are Closer Than Ever to All-Out War "Today the president's place is in Kiev," Poroshenko said. A U.S. official told CNN that up to 1,000 heavily armed Russian troops have…
  • 13 Static Site Generators to Help You Build Your Ultimate Website

    Grace Smith
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
    Websites are becoming leaner, faster and more agile, as users demand quick, seamless experiences. The solution is to utilize a lightweight, static website generator, which can make building and maintaining websites incredibly simple, as there is no database to slow requests down, and web servers automatically cache headers, reducing bandwidth usage Static sites also offer greater security, as they do not contain dynamic content, so are immune to the most common attacks. Storing content in flat, text files, makes them ideal to be used with version control systems, such as Git. Utilizing a…
  • WHO: Ebola Outbreak Could Eventually Infect 20,000 People

    The Associated Press
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:32 am
    GENEVA — The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now. A new study by the U.N. health agency also assumes that in many hard-hit areas, the actual number of cases may be two to four times higher than is currently reported. See also: 3 Basic Reasons You Shouldn't Freak Out About Ebola The agency on Thursday published new figures saying that 1,552 people have now died from the Ebola virus from among 3,069 cases reported so far. Geneva press conf:@WHO roadmap on #Ebola will be complemented by a…
  • Artist's Clever Life Advice Needs No Filter on Instagram

    Andrea Romano
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Take a break from your friends' selfies and pictures of last night's dinner Artist Amber Ibarreche uses her Instagram account to write out puns, witty sayings and sometimes a doodle or two. Her inspirational photos will not only put a smile on anyone's face, but also lend solid life advice for when you're feeling down. See also: Illustrations Show the Pun-derful Side of Everyday Objects Ibarreche draws from her own personal experiences and relationships for her wise and humorous quips. "Life itself and people are definitely the main sources of inspiration behind these writings," she said to…
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  • University of Oregon Slaps Student With Five Conduct Charges Over Four Words

    Tim Cushing
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:45 am
    Ah, college. The embodiment of the open exchange of opinions and ideas, where today's youth go expand not only their horizons but their worldview. In this hopelessly idealistic portrayal, today's teens would grow into adults ready to face a world that isn't nearly as pleasant as previously indicated. In reality, many colleges are helicopter parents who believe the right to never be offended is guaranteed by the Constitution or, failing that, by a set of restrictive policies paired with disproportionate penalties. In reality, four words can get you five conduct charges. Here are the four…
  • The Judicial System's Blessing Of Police Use Of Excessive Force Makes It Nearly Impossible To Hold Bad Cops Accountable

    Tim Cushing
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:41 pm
    It's not just the thin blue line insulating bad cops from accountability, it's the entire judicial system. From lower-level judges treating statements from police with amazing amounts of credulity even in the face of past misconduct or contradictory recordings to the nation's top court, the judiciary branch, giving police officers built-in defenses that far exceed those available to the public. An op-ed by Edwin Chemerinsky (lawyer and Dean of Law at the University of California, Irvine) notes that recent decisions by the Supreme Court have put even more distance between bad cops and…
  • DailyDirt: Skynet Is Just A Little Behind Schedule...

    Michael Ho
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Artificial intelligence projects are making significant progress (even though humans seem to keep moving the goalposts for what qualifies as AI). We haven't created any self-conscious computers yet, but some chips and software are more closely mimicking how the human brain works. There still isn't much agreement on how to measure intelligence, though if researchers just continue working on different approaches to creating thinking machines, maybe we'll figure out more about both ourselves and how to make computers learn and interact like people. A project called Learn EVerything about…
  • Health And Human Services Ex-Cybersecurity Director Convicted Of Kiddy Porn

    Timothy Geigner
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:12 pm
    There seems to be someone asleep at the wheel in the federal government's HR department, given how many questionable people have been put in high profile/high responsibility security positions. Kieth Alexander, uber-Patriot, locked his cyber-security expertise up with a patent. The White House's cyber-security guy can't wait to tell you how little he knows about his job. Homeland Security's former Inspector General was accused of a ridiculously long list of questionable behavior (in addition to having no qualifications for the job). And now, ex-director of cybersecurity for the U.S.
  • Bingo!... Is Not Patentable Just Because You Put It On The Internet

    Mike Masnick
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Another day, another story of stupid software patents getting stomped out of existence thanks to the Supreme Court's Alice v. CLS Bank ruling. As we've been noting, this ruling is looking like it's going to invalidate a ton of software patents (and that's a good thing). The latest one dumped was an attempt to patent bingo online. Yes, bingo. The lower court had already rejected the patent using previous Supreme Court rulings against patenting "abstract ideas." Now, with the Alice ruling in hand, the Appeals Court for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) completed the stomping out of the bingo patent.
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    The Joy of Tech

  • JoT #2038: Fav outrage!

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:56 pm
    The horror of reading up to 140 characters you don't want to! If you enjoyed the comic, please retweet, Like, or share the URL. Thanks!
  • JoT #2037: The real reason there's two iPhones coming!

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    What's up with the dual Godzillas? If you enjoyed the comic, please retweet, Like, or share the URL. Thanks!
  • JoT #2036: Rules to snoop by

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    The 1st rule of snooping is... you don't get caught! If you enjoyed the comic, please retweet, Like, or share the URL. Thanks!
  • JoT #2035: Bye Bye Ballmer!

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:45 am
    Awww, we're gonna miss the big lug. If you enjoyed the comic, please retweet, Like, or share the URL. Thanks!
  • Communing with nature.

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:37 am
    it's only natural... If you enjoyed the comic, please retweet, Like, or share the URL. Thanks!
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    Digital Trends

  • Archos won’t wait for IFA, reveals new Android and Windows Phone hardware now

    Andy Boxall
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:24 am
    Archos can't wait for the IFA show to start, and has revealed a selection of new smartphones and tablets it will be taking to Berlin, including a new Windows 8.1 tablet and its first Windows Phone 8.1 mobile phone. The post Archos won’t wait for IFA, reveals new Android and Windows Phone hardware now appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Analytics for all: Twitter’s just opened its stats dashboard to all users

    Trevor Mogg
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
    If you're keen or simply curious to learn how your tweets perform after they land on your followers' timelines, you'll be pleased to know the social media site has just opened up its analytics tool to one and all. The post Analytics for all: Twitter’s just opened its stats dashboard to all users appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Seoul citizens using water power to charge their handsets outdoors

    Trevor Mogg
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    If you find yourself sauntering around Seoul anytime soon and your handset's running out of juice, head to downtown's main waterway and you'll soon have those battery bars showing again. The post Seoul citizens using water power to charge their handsets outdoors appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Which gadgets to buy refurbished, how to to buy them, and where

    Simon Hill
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:15 am
    Electronics can be expensive. Big brands and cutting edge specs come at a premium. What do you do if you can’t afford the price tag? You could always consider taking the refurbished route to secure yourself a decent discount. The post Which gadgets to buy refurbished, how to to buy them, and where appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • The Gear Circle is Samsung’s take on a pair of smart, fashionable sports earbuds

    Andy Boxall
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    With the Gear Circle, Samsung has combined a pair of sports earbuds with smart Bluetooth earpiece functionality, and then given the final product a dash of high-tech fashion appeal. The post The Gear Circle is Samsung’s take on a pair of smart, fashionable sports earbuds appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Bulldog 25K at Malibu Creek State Park Race Report

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    I completed the Bulldog 25K trail race this past weekend, August 23 2014. This was my longest and only second trail race. After doing the XTERRA Malibu Creek Challenge 22K race in May, I had started eyeing the Bulldog race and immediately started training for it. I took a bit of circuitous route though, doing a series of 5K races including the Father’s Day 5K race and three of the fun “Boogie Nights” 5K races that were held on Wednesday afternoons near Surfer’s Point in Ventura. The other element that I added was some comprehensive trail running. Between May and August…
  • Father’s Day 5K 10K Race Report

    18 Jun 2014 | 12:10 am
    After finishing the XTERRA Malibu Creek 22K race in May, I took some time to pick my next challenge. I finally decided on running my first 5K race, the inaugural Father’s Day 5K 10K Race in Ventura on June 15. This race had a couple of appealing aspects – it had a beach cruiser giveaway and the course happens to be on one of my favorite training routes. I also liked the idea of doing a 5K run to determine my “5K pace” which is helpful for planning workouts. For example, if I’m doing a certain type of interval run I can determine the pace based on an actual 5K…
  • Race Report for XTERRA Malibu Creek Challenge 22K Trail Run

    19 May 2014 | 7:44 am
    I ran the XTERRA Malibu Creek Challenge 22K Trail Run on Saturday and it was hot. The good news was that it wasn’t as hot as it had been all week (high 90′s and low 100′s) but it was still plenty hot in the high 80′s. This was my first of hopefully many trail races and it was a bit of a beast. I decided to do the race about three weeks ago and only had one chance to check out part of the course. I blogged about that experience in my pre-race report. Having never tried to tackle the infamous Bulldog Road portion of the course before, I tried to figure out how tough it…
  • XTERRA Malibu Creek Trail Run Race Preview

    5 May 2014 | 10:47 pm
    This past Sunday I went out for a run/hike at Malibu Creek State Park, next to Calabasas. No I didn’t see Justin Bieber but I did have a fancy Porsche tailgating me as I tried to find the park entrance. I had run into the XTERRA Malibu Creek Trail Run race in a magazine and thought I’d check out the site. Once I got to the Park I found out that parking was $12 and that they didn’t take credit. If you go to a park and have cash on hand, pay it. They need the revenue. I didn’t have it so I parked up across the street. More on this in a bit. If you’re more of a…
  • Ojai Half Marathon Race Report 2014

    28 Apr 2014 | 10:38 pm
    The Ojai Half Marathon was my second half marathon, the first being the Santa To The Sea race in December. The Santa To The Sea was on a very flat course with an elevation loss but the Ojai race features a bounty of rolling hills. As part of my training for this race, I ran the last 3 miles of the race on one weekend and ran the larger loop part of the course last week. I’m glad I did the training runs and tracked my heart rate because it helped me create a plan of attack for the race. The Course The race starts at a small elementary school just outside of Ojai then it heads down…
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  • Blanch Sweet Corn and Freeze to Store It for Six Months

    Mihir Patkar
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Sweet corn starts losing its sweetness once it's picked, so it's best to eat it fresh—and also why it isn't available throughout the year. But America's Test Kitchen has a way to store it for up to six months.Read more...
  • The Best Resources for Free Online Classes

    Alan Henry
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    We already round up some of the best free online classes in our Lifehacker U series, but the classes we highlight come from a variety of sources around the web that offer tons more than we can feature. Let's build a list of the best sites, schools, and resources for those free classes you can take from the comfort of your desk. Read more...
  • The Sit-or-Stand Open Shelving Workspace

    Melanie Pinola
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Today's featured workspace not only has lots of built-in organization and a pleasant natural vibe, it's also a flexible setup for transitioning between sitting or standing to work.Read more...
  • Keep Cats Off the Counter with a "Yes" for Every "No"

    Patrick Allan
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Cats love to jump up on to things. If you're having trouble keeping your cats off certain places, you have to train them by positively reinforcing a "yes" areas for every "no" area.Read more...
  • See the World's End with These Wallpapers of Dystopian Ruins

    Whitson Gordon
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Some of the best sci-fi isn't clean lines and futuristic tech—sometimes it's the run-down, fantastical ruins at the end of the world. Decorate your desktop with them in this week's Wallpaper Wednesday.Read more...
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  • Garbage-measuring sensor firm Enevo pulls in another $8M in funding

    David Meyer
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    The Finnish company offers waste collection firms volume and temperature sensors that go in their bins, then manages the resulting data to optimize collection routes and times. Garbage-measuring sensor firm Enevo pulls in another $8M in funding originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • UK internet-of-things chip firm CSR rejects takeover bid from US’s Microchip

    David Meyer
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:29 am
    CSR said Microchip's bid -- rumored to be as much as $3 billion -- was too low. Microchip now has four weeks to either make a firm bid or walk away. UK internet-of-things chip firm CSR rejects takeover bid from US’s Microchip originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch doesn’t need to constantly hang around a smartphone — it is one

    David Meyer
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:12 am
    The Gear S is Samsung's first smartwatch to include a SIM slot, meaning it can operate autonomously. Samsung also unveiled a notification-friendly set of wireless headphones called the Gear Circle. Samsung’s Gear S smartwatch doesn’t need to constantly hang around a smartphone — it is one originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Here’s why the democratization of big data really, really should excite you. Yes … you.

    Barb Darrow
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    In the not-so-distant past, if you wanted to query huge data sets, you needed authorized access to the big iron of supercomputers. The era of big data and public cloud has changed all that and hat's a great thing, says Yahoo Fellow Kalev Leetaru. Here’s why the democratization of big data really, really should excite you. Yes … you. originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • It’s official: LG’s G Watch R is real, round and ready in Q4

    Kevin C. Tofel
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 pm
    LG will offer a sneak peek of its second Android Wear watch next week with availability next quarter. Inside you'll find much the same as the original G Watch, but the outside looks like a watch you actually might want to wear. It’s official: LG’s G Watch R is real, round and ready in Q4 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
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  • Look at These Images From the First Public High-Res Imaging Satellite

    Jamie Condliffe
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
    DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3—set to double the resolution of Google Maps as the first public high-res imaging satellite in space—launched earlier this month. Now, here are the first images to be beamed back to Earth.Read more...
  • These Fascinating New Nanobots Seek Out And Destroy Cancerous Tumors

    Pranav Dixit
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    Whether they're sneaking between cells or turning cockroaches into living 8-bit computers , nanobots are insanely fascinating. Now, they're about to become an army of impossibly small weaponized robots, swarm into the human body, hunt down malignant tumors and destroy them once and for all. Read more...
  • How We Could Cool Quantum Computers

    Jamie Condliffe
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:20 am
    Cooling modern-day computers is hard work: fans, heat sinks and even pumped liquid struggle to keep the temperatures of our hardware down. But how might we cool tomorrow's computers—those powered using the strange and exotic power of quantum physics?Read more...
  • Good morning, Stockholm

    Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:08 am
    There are few cities in the world as beautiful and full of beautiful people as Stockholm. This time-lapse video by Enrique Pacheco shows it in all its splendor.Read more...
  • Camera mounted inside fireworks captures head spinning video

    Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    Matt Roach thought it would be a great idea to mount a camera inside a girandola—a spinning fireworks wheel —launched at the 2014 Pyrotechnics Guild International Convention in Mason City, Iowa, and sent us the video. And a great idea it is, indeed.Read more...
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Inside Goodwill's game-filled tech thrift shop

    Timothy J. Seppala
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    Thrift stores: better known for dusty shirts, potential Halloween costumes and used Jenga sets. Well, Goodwill wants to change that a bit with its recent launch of The Grid, a dedicated electronics and video game specialty shop located in North...
  • Amazon will stream in 4K starting this October

    Steve Dent
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:59 am
    Earlier this year, Amazon said that its 2014 original series lineup would be shot and eventually streamed in 4K to Samsung UltraHD TVs, and now we know when -- sometime this October. It was Samsung that actually revealed the date, revealing it would...
  • A sheep dog's herding instinct may teach robots a lesson in crowd control

    Chris Velazco
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:56 am
    Here's a noodle-scratcher to occupy yourself with for a few moments: what makes a sheep dog so darned good at rounding up the woolly ruminants they're named after? A possible answer - according to The Telegraph, researchers at Swansea University...
  • All this ping pong table needs to throw a rave is a strobe light

    Mariella Moon
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    Your souped-up table tennis setup for Saturday night beer pong sessions would tremble in shame in the presence of Stiga's new Studio table if it could. This is one fancy table, you see, with its own 2,800W sound system that features eight 6 x 9...
  • Experimental app can detect jaundice in newborns with just a snapshot

    Mariella Moon
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:44 am
    Want to make sure your newborn baby's jaundice-free? There's an app for that! A team of researchers from the University of Washington have developed an app that can diagnose jaundice among infants just by taking their pictures. Since the condition's...
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • Ybrain Raises $3.5M To Fund Trials Of Its Wearable For Alzheimer’s Patients

    Catherine Shu
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:02 pm
     Ybrain, a Korean startup that makes wearables for Alzheimer’s patients, announced today that it has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding led by Stonebridge Capital, bringing its total raised so far to $4.2 million. Co-founder Seungyeon Kim told TechCrunch that the money will be used for clinical trials and the manufacturing of its wearable devices. Read More
  • Samsung’s New Gear S Smartwatch Features A Curved Screen And 3G Connectivity

    Darrell Etherington
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:34 pm
     Samsung officially takes the cake when it comes to launching smartwatches: It just announced the Samsung Gear S, its billionth smartwatch device launching this year. The Gear S has a few hallmarks that set it apart from the crowd, however, including a curved Super AMOLED display, which has a 2-inch diagonal measurement and 360×480 resolution, and a built-in 3G modem, which can let the… Read More
  • LG G Watch R Will Offer A Circular Smartwatch With Android Wear In Q4 2014

    Darrell Etherington
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:16 pm
     LG is doubling up on Android Wear smartwatch devices in 2014, with a circular smartwatch destined for release later this year, by the end of the fourth quarter. The LG G Watch R (presumably the R is for round) will get a proper introduction at IFA 2014 this year, and will feature the world’s first Plastic OLED display, with a circular face that uses 100 percent of its screen, unlike the… Read More
  • 3D-Printed ‘Bump Key’ Can Open Almost Any Lock

    John Biggs
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
     Bump keys are primitive tools used by locksmiths (and HAXoRZ) to knock open simple locks. Until now, many locks were secure simply because they were too complex to be bumped and, as a result, you had a bit of security by obscurity. That’s all changing. Read More
  • MB&F Mixes Up Sci-Fi Canon With A New High-Tech Music Box

    John Biggs
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
     Watchmaker MB&F aka Maximilian Büsser & Friends is well known for its dedication to the sci-fi cause. Many of the watches – some costing over $100,000 – are reminiscent of robots, steampunk engines, and alien heads. Now, however, you and yours can own a handmade music box that looks like a weird USS Enterprise and plays, oddly enough, the Superman theme. Read More
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  • Nintendo Could Be Shifting Their Focus Towards The Core Gamer

    Tyler Lee
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    There are different types of gamers – there are those who play games as a means to pass time or when they have a little bit of spare time, then there are those who play games all day either competitively or professionally. Now for the most part, Nintendo has catered to casual gamers and if you’ve ever played Nintendo games, you’ll know to be true. However it seems that Nintendo could be shifting their focus from the casual gamer to the core gamer, or at least that’s what Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto seems to be hinting at. According to an interview with Miyamoto in the latest…
  • NimbleBit Releases Tiny Tower Vegas For iOS And Android

    Tyler Lee
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    NimbleBit’s “Tiny” series is oddly addictive to play and if you’re a little of Tiny Tower and Tiny Death Star, you might be interested to learn that NimbleBit has since released a new tower simulator, except that this time it will task players to build a casino in Tiny Tower Vegas. The gameplay will be similar to that of Tiny Tower and Tiny Death Star. Gamers will be able to build up a tower and with each level, gamers will be able to choose what kind of unit to build, depending on their needs and if they’re hoping to get some kind of achievement. The residents in the towers can be…
  • Sony Releases Teaser Video For IFA 2014

    Tyler Lee
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:53 am
    Thanks to what appeared to a little gaffe by Sony on their website, the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact could been hinted at. Well we guess Sony is about to announce it anyway so it’s not that big of a deal. That being said, Sony has since released a new teaser video which seems to allude to not just the Xperia Tablet Z3 Compact, but it looks like a couple of new handsets as well. As you can see in the video above, it shows off the silhouette of three devices – a tablet and two smartphones. One of the phones appears to be larger than the other and based on previous rumors and…
  • New Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Photos Leaked, Shows Off Fingerprint Sensor

    Tyler Lee
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:17 am
    Come 4th of September, we expect Huawei to take the wraps of a new phone. According to the invite the company sent, they certainly have something planned for that day and there is a good chance that what they are unveiling could be the Huawei Ascend Mate 7. Now we have seen several leaked photos in the past, but thanks to new leaks, we get to look at the rear of the phone and its front. One of the features of the upcoming Ascend Mate 7 is its thin bezels, which as you can see in the image above are indeed pretty darn thin! This gives the illusion that the phone’s display is really larger…
  • Game Developer Almost Gets In Trouble With Police Over “Nuclear Plans”

    Tyler Lee
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Police and video games, where have we heard that before? Well it looks like game developer Henry Smith could have had a close encounter with the police, except that in his case it would seem that the police exercised a bit of discretion instead of barging into his home and kicking down his door. What happened is that as a developer, Smith drew plans for a game called Global Thermonuclear War which basically uses Google Maps to simulate what a nuclear war could look like between nations. On a whiteboard in his home, Smith had hand drawn a crude sketch of the word along with some lines to…
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  • Asus christens rookie wearable effort ZenWatch, details coming soon

    Adrian Diaconescu
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The smartwatch terrain is quite fertile nowadays, probably because intelligent wearable pieces are yet to break into the mainstream tech décor. Or maybe it’s because Apple keeps delaying its market entry, giving a welcomed head start to Pebble, Samsung, LG, Sony and Motorola. By the looks of it, there’s a good chance Asus will precede Cupertino as well, taking the wraps off a… Continue reading Asus christens rookie wearable effort ZenWatch, details coming soon Related posts: Rookie Lenovo wearable effort, Yoga Tablet 2 Pro spotted en route to IFA Asus teases ‘incredible’…
  • So, USB Condoms are a real thing now

    Hannah Abrams
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Last I checked, USB ports can't transfer herpes, but perhaps there's a computer equivalent to STDs that you need to actively avoid. Enter the USB condom, which is now a real thing. When you charge your devices through untrustworthy USB ports (what crazy USB hubs are YOU hanging out at?), you can use the USB condom to create an extra layer of security for your devices. Thus, you don't have to worry about your device leaking access to all your mobile secrets.Continue reading So, USB Condoms are a real thing now Related posts: Micro-USB specs released Is the World Ready for Smart Condoms?
  • Dropbox Pro introduces 1TB of Storage at a competitive price

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud storage services available on the internet. The company offers various plans to cater to the needs of various types of internet users. Recently, the company announced the updated Dropbox Pro which now comes with 1TB of storage, as well as a few more features for just $9.99 per month or $99.99 a year.Continue reading Dropbox Pro introduces 1TB of Storage at a competitive price Related posts: Dropbox Pro plans get a refresh, now offering double the storage for the same old prices Galaxy S III users with Verizon Wireless and AT&T will not get the 50GB…
  • Kobo unveils Aura H2O, the first ‘premium’ waterproof e-reader

    Adrian Diaconescu
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    An e-book reader manufacturer at its roots, and quite a popular one in Canada back in the day, Kobo tried its hand at more evolved tablets, knowing little success with the impressive but far too costly Arc 10HD. And so it’s back to basics for the once Toronto-based, now Japan-owned company, which is probably the sole (semi-) major Amazon rival still standing in the dwindling e-reader market niche…. Continue reading Kobo unveils Aura H2O, the first ‘premium’ waterproof e-reader Related posts: Kobo intros latest e-reader products, Kobo Glo, Kobo Mini, and Kobo Arc Kobo reader…
  • It’s official, LG’s next-generation G Watch is… round

    Adrian Diaconescu
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Motorola, you’ve been served. As for you Samsung, you might be the smartwatch market’s current leader, but you’ll need to step things up to remain at the top of the ranks. Apple? They can definitely pull a groundbreaking iWatch up their sleeves any minute now, but they may also want to get a move on. That’s because LG, as crazy as it sounds, is indeed… Continue reading It’s official, LG’s next-generation G Watch is… round Related posts: ‘Game-changing’ LG G Watch 2 reportedly prepped for IFA 2014 intro LG G Watch expected on British shores…
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  • Kano's Alejandro Simon: If This, Then Do That

    Jack M. Germain
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Imagine a world where playing Pong and Minecraft gives people the power to program their computers. That world is Kano. It took the idea behind Lego to teach computer programming by playing first-generation computer games. Kano launched on Kickstarter in November 2013. More than 13,000 people from some 50 countries raised $1.5 million in 30 days. Barely one year later, Kano is getting ready to deliver 18,000 preordered kits purchased for $129 each. The idea behind Kano Blocks came from the then 6-year-old son of cofounder Saul Klein.
  • A Big Honking iPad Could Roll Right Over Apple's Speed Bump

    Chris Maxcer
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:54 pm
    While the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is working to establish itself as the perfect tweener device between tablet and laptop, one hot rumor suggests that Apple's answer for more working space on an iPad will come in the form of a bigger screen -- 12.9 inches of touch-sensitive glory. The rumor comes from Bloomberg, which vaguely cited "people with knowledge of the matter." The only way it could get more vague than that is if the cited source were a little birdie that happened to fly by.
  • Instagram Hyperlapse Sparks Time-Lapse Video Craze

    John P. Mello Jr.
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Instagram has released Hyperlapse, a free iOS app that takes the jitters out of time-lapse video. Just two weeks ago, Microsoft demonstrated a similar technology that bears the same name. The Instagram app "is the most impressive effect to hit smartphone video in recent memory," said tech analyst Ross Rubin. Consumer video cameras have technology built into them to offset camera shake, but those algorithms, until now, couldn't cope with the combination of movement and acceleration of playback speed involved in time-lapse video.
  • Scientists Zap Diamond With Laser to Record Quantum Behavior

    Richard Adhikari
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    Researchers recently developed a technique to record the quantum mechanical behavior of one electron in a nanoscale defect in diamond. The team used ultra-fast pulses of laser light both to control the defect's entire quantum state and to observe how the state of one electron in the defect changes over time. "This experiment uses a 'trapped' electron contained within the negatively charged NV center," said team leader David Awschalom, which "results in a well isolated trapped electron whose spin state can be used as our qubit."
  • Open Source Software: Sailing Into Friendlier Seas

    Jack M. Germain
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Open source software is now a force drawing enterprises and developers like a magnet. The factors pulling adopters into the open source fold are changing, though. Also changing are the attitudes of software developers and corporate leaders about the viability and adaptability of open source. Open source software is increasingly important within the corporation, as a recent survey conducted by Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners found. Developers and corporate leaders now view open source software as a strategic advantage.
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    Liquidmatrix Security Digest

  • 5 Things a Revere, MA Upbringing Taught Me About Infosec

    Bill Brenner
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Growing up in Revere, Mass., taught me some very simple lessons about information security. Note: When people hear the name Revere, they think of these things: Paul Revere’s ride, guns, the IROC-Z automobile, lots of gold chains and language that doesn’t include the letter r at the end of a word. Information security? You probably think I’ve lost what little sanity I had. But I’m serious. Revere incident 1: Me and two friends are followed a quarter-mile up the beach and pounced upon because I apparently said something someone mistook as an insult against his…
  • The Stupid, It Burns

    Dave Lewis
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    There are times where I just marvel at the abject stupidity of some folks. Case in point was the posting on Pastebin over the weekend where a group of “hackers” (wow, I use that term lightly) calling themselves “Wycked” posted a database dump from McDonald’s Malaysia. The premise being that they compromised the site. Small problem with that however. You see, the “Havij Injection Project” already posted that same database dump in February 2012. Don’t piss on my leg and tell me that it is raining. The stupid, it burns. The post The Stupid, It…
  • Privacy under fire: Aaron Sorkin saw it coming in 1999

    Bill Brenner
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    I’ve long been a fan of “The West Wing,” which follows the drama of fictional president Josiah Bartlet and his senior staff. The series launched well before the privacy debates that are now the norm. But series creator Aaron Sorkin was way ahead of his time all those years ago when he focused on Internet privacy in the season one episode “The Short List.” In the episode, Bartlet has nominated a man for the Supreme Court whose writings suggest a lack of regard for Americans’ right to privacy. During a heated Oval Office discussion, presidential advisor Sam…
  • No Cyber Experience? Strategy! Um…

    Dave Lewis
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Michael Daniel is the person who is on point for shaping cyber security in the US government. I find it rather disquieting that the White House cyber security coordinator espouses his lack of technical knowledge as a plus. From Gov Security: “Being too down in the weeds at the technical level could actually be a little bit of a distraction,” Daniel, a special assistant to the president, says in an interview with Information Security Media Group. “You can get enamored with the very detailed aspects of some of the technical solutions,” he says. “And, particularly…
  • Weak Passwords: Mel Brooks warned us

    Bill Brenner
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:41 am
    Look back more than 20 years and you’ll find that we were warned about the dangers of weak passwords long before it was much of a thought in anyone’s minds. The warning came from Mel Brooks in a 1980s Star Wars spoof called “Spaceballs.” Observe: Class dismissed. The post Weak Passwords: Mel Brooks warned us appeared first on Liquidmatrix Security Digest.
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  • BOSE Clearance Sale Big Discounts on Headphones and Speakers

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    To audio enthusiasts, Bose will be having a sale event […] You might also like: Clearance Sale on Bose, Beats, and other high-end audio products on July 13-14 BOSE = buy other speakers elsewhere Bose Launches SoundTouch WiFi Music Systems
  • Get the 64 GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive for Php 2,639

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:38 pm
    If you’re looking for a compact USB flash drive, then y […] You might also like: SanDisk Launches SanDisk Extreme PRO Premium, High-Performance USB 3.0 Flash Drive SanDisk Intros SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive Quick Look: SanDisk Mobile Ultra 16GB MicroSDHC UHS-I card
  • Win Php 5,000 worth of gift certificates from Lenovo and Forever 21

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Lenovo is calling all fashionistas to show off their st […] You might also like: Lenovo launches A8-50 tablet and S850 smartphone The Great Lenovo – PTB Laptop Giveaway Win a trip to the US to see Kobe Bryat with Lenovo’s L.A.RGE Walang Iwanan promo
  • Finally, deets about the LG G Watch R

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:55 pm
    LG finally released the details about its newest wearab […] You might also like: Cherry Mobile G1 Watch Phone Unboxing More Details About the LG G Watch Emerge Samsung Intros Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo
  • Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Octa-Core Phablet Announced

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:57 pm
    In line with its 5th anniversary, Cherry Mobile is set […] You might also like: Cherry Mobile Magnum S 5 Inch Octa Core Android KitKat smartphone priced at Php 9999 Cherry Mobile Launches Full HD Octa Core Smartphone Cherry Mobile Cosmos S, 5-inch HD quad-core phone with 16GB storage
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  • Runners rejoice! Seven scientifically-proven reasons running is good for you #RunningWeek

    Diane Shipley
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    We all know that running makes you fitter, is good for the heart, and can put you in a better mood. But you might not be aware of all of the physical and emotional advantages of heading out for a run. Even scientists don’t know it all: they’re discovering new benefits all the time that go far beyond improving stamina or burning calories. So if you’re looking for a little extra motivation to lace up your shoes and hit the pavement (or the treadmill), or you just want to pat yourself on the back for a job well done, here are seven pieces of research that prove it’s a…
  • The best Pinterest boards for running tips, gear & motivation #RunningWeek

    Laura Kidd
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    The hardest part of running is taking the first step. We all know that exercise endorphins are there to make us feel great, and if you’re already a runner you’ll also know that even a short jog can vastly improve your day. But goodness me, isn’t that comfy duvet appealing in the morning, and aren’t you so tired after work that all you can do is cuddle up to Netflix with a bowl of mashed potato? There are a million very reasonable excuses to not go running, so we’re going to need all the help we can get to remember that post-workout buzz. Thankfully…
  • shinyshiny speaks to Bangs about running motivation, fitness tech and why mentoring is so important #RunningWeek

    Becca Caddy
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:47 am
    Here at shinyshiny I get the opportunity to speak to inspiring people from the worlds of tech, design and fitness on a daily basis. But the interview today holds a very special place in my heart because it’s with a blogger I’ve followed, admired and learned a hell of a lot from over the past few years, meet Bangs. Bangs is a writer and speaker with a passion for running and fitness, a desire to challenge herself in all areas of her life and coach others in the process and a strong, positive attitude that’s truly infectious. She runs two websites, Bangs & a Bun, which…
  • Apple rumours: iWatch announcement date, more iPhone 6 guts

    Tom Pritchard
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Those Apple rumours just keep coming, especially coming up to the iPhone 6′s rumoured launch window, and keeping up with them all is proving to be a difficult task. To keep you up to speed, here is today’s round-up of the biggest Apple rumours and news. 1. The iWatch might be unveiled on 9th September alongside the iPhone 6 Despite rumours that we wouldn’t see any official announcements for the iWatch until at least October, the current thinking is that Apple will be unveiling the watch at its September 9th press event, alongside the iPhone 6. It seems rather strange for this to be…
  • Is the Olympus PEN E-PL7 just jumping on the ‘selfie’ bandwagon?

    Hayley Minn
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:53 am
    Olympus looks like it’s the next brand to jump on the ‘selfie’ bandwagon, having announced a compact camera complete with selfie mode and 14 filters, primarily designed for fashion bloggers and selfie fans. The very good-looking Olympus PEN E-PL7 will have a 3-inch touch-sensitive LCD screen, which can be tilted and flipped down entirely to face the subject. When flipped down, the camera automatically goes into selfie mode, offering a self-timer option, e-Portrait and shutter release, meaning you don’t have to worry about pressing the button and smiling at the same time – one of…
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  • Samsung launches Gear S smartwatch with a curved display

    Stuart O'Connor
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:41 am
    Samsung has unveiled its newest wearable, the Gear S smartwatch that has a curved display. The Gear S features a 2-inch Super AMOLED display with 360×480 pixel resolution, and it runs Samsung’s own Tizen mobile OS. The watch is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, and features Bluetooth, wifi and 3G connectivity. Samsung says the Gear S has 4GB of internal storage and 512MB of RAM, IP67 dust and water resistance, and a 300mAh battery. On the software side of things, the Gear S has Nokia’s HERE navigation, and the watch also packs a wide array of sensors – including a…
  • Twitter rolls out analytics dashboard to all users

    Stuart O'Connor
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    Have you ever wondered how many people actually clicked on the link to that cat video that you tweeted? Well, now you can find out. In July, Twitter launched its analytics dashboard, but only for advertisers and verified users. Now the dashboard is available to every account that has been open for at least 14 days, isn’t restricted/protected/suspended, and primarily tweets in English, French, Japanese or Spanish. Absolutely thrilled to open up access to to EVERYONE. Check it out, and let us know what you think! — Ian Chan (@chanian) August 27, 2014 The dashboard…
  • Good news: Data suggests that the Ice Bucket Challenge has peaked

    James O'Malley
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Okay, so we’re all pleased that the Ice Bucket Challenge is raising a lot of money for a good cause – but let’s be honest… isn’t it so last Thursday? Luckily, for those who have tired of it, Ice Bucket Fever appears to have peaked – with Google Trends showing downwards momentum from a peak on August 21st. It looks like it’ll be all over again quicker than you can say “Harlem Shake”. Twitter users too seem to have grown a little weary of the challenge – with less tweet interest too from the same day. Personally, I’m still holding out…
  • Peter Capaldi’s Doctor coming to Minecraft on Xbox 360

    James O'Malley
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    The BBC has announced that a special Doctor Who DLC pack will soon be available for Minecraft’s Xbox 360 edition. From “September 2014″, players will be able to customise their avatar to look like new Doctor Peter Capaldi, Clara as well as five older Doctors and their companions (unfortunately the press release didn’t specify which exactly). The pack will also include skin for a Dalek. Apparently we can also expect more Doctor Who DLC in the future – the deal is part of the BBC’s tie-up with Microsoft that similar brought the Top Gear track to Forza. Whether…
  • Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who coming to Minecraft on Xbox 360

    James O'Malley
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    The BBC has announced that a special Doctor Who DLC pack will soon be available for Minecraft’s Xbox 360 edition. From “September 2014″, players will be able to customise their avatar to look like new Doctor Peter Capaldi, Clara as well as five older Doctors and their companions (unfortunately the press release didn’t specify which exactly). The pack will also include skin for a Dalek. Apparently we can also expect more Doctor Who DLC in the future – the deal is part of the BBC’s tie-up with Microsoft that similar brought the Top Gear track to Forza.
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  • 4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Laptop Theft

    Andru Edwards
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    As we close out Device Theft Awareness Month, we wanted to talk about laptop security. We've already covered the device theft statistics, alongside a bunch of ways to protect yourself from smartphone theft. Some may argue that notebooks are even more of a danger to lose than a smartphone, due to the vast amount of personal data stored on them that can be lost or fall into the wrong hands, as well as the cost of replacement. Let's talk about some of the ways to protect both your investment and your data. 1. Password protect your computer. Regardless of whether you use a PC, Mac, or…
  • Deal of the Day: 36% off Limefuel Lite USB battery pack

    Andru Edwards
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Today in the Gear Live Deals Shop we've got 36% off the Limefuel Lite USB battery pack. Whenever I go on a trip, I make sure my Limefuel USB battery pack is in my bag. It's saved me on numerous occasions where my smartphone was about to run out of precious juice while on the go. Today our Deal of the Day brings you $20 off the Limefuel Lite USB battery pack. This one packs in 15,000mAh of power, which is enough to charge the average smartphone over 7 times from empty to full. Two USB ports mean you can charge multiple devices at once, and auto-on/auto-off preserves the…
  • 4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Smartphone Theft

    Andru Edwards
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:07 pm
    As we mentioned last week, we're celebrating Device Theft Awareness Month in conjunction with Absolute LoJack. We gave you a rundown of just how big a problem device theft is nowadays, with over 3 million people becoming victims of smartphone theft just last year alone. It's a growing problem that you can protect yourself from, and this week we wanted to share three tips that you can do to avoid permanently losing your device or data in the event of loss. 1. Create a passcode for your device. This is a simple method of protecting the data that lives on your device in the event of…
  • Deal of the Day: 40% off Air-Fi Metro2 Bluetooth headphones

    Andru Edwards
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Today in the Gear Live Deals Shop we've got 40% off the Air-Fi Metro2 Bluetooth headset as our Deal of the Day. This pair of noise-isolating buds stream music and calls wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth device. They're lightweight and have an ergonomic fit to maximize comfort during long listening sessions. Outside noise is blocked, and AptX means you get HD audio support. Instead of paying the full price of $100, today they're just $59.99. Save 40% on the Air-Fi Metro2 Bluetooth headset Don’t forget, if you’re looking for…
  • EA Access now open to all Xbox One owners

    Andru Edwards
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    EA Access, the new subscription gaming service from EA, is now available to Xbox One console owners. Just log in and download the EA Access app, and you'll have unlimited access to a select grouping of EA titles for $4.99 per month, or $29.99 per year. The service launches with FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Battlefield 4, and Peggle 2. The company says there is more to come, and that one a game is added to the Vault, it stays there. So, for your money, you get unlimited access to a growing list of EA games. Additionally, EA Access members get 10% off on EA digital purchases on Xbox One.
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  • 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…
  • OnePlus One Review; Is it really a Flagship Killer Smartphone?

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    In this article, let’s talk about a device which is often referred as a 2014 flagship killer. Why is it called so?  This device is priced as a budget phone, but has the specs, features, design and user experience of a high end smartphone. That makes it worth the hype. OnePlus is a technology startup committed to bringing the best possible technology to users around the world. Created around the mantra Never Settle, OnePlus works towards creating beautifully designed devices with premium build quality. OnePlus One is the first smartphone from this start-up. This write-up concentrates…
  • 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…
  • Security and threat information exchange: Microsoft Interflow

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:57 am
    Today, Microsoft announced the private preview of Microsoft Interflow, a security and threat information exchange platform for analysts and researchers working in cybersecurity. Interflow uses industry specifications to create an automated, machine-readable feed of threat and security information that can be shared across industries and groups in near real-time. The goal of the platform is to help security professionals respond more quickly to threats. It will also help reduce cost of defense by automating processes that are currently performed manually. Benefits of Microsoft Interflow…
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  • The Successor to Siri and Open Data

    Kyle Baxter
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:43 pm
    The founders of Siri are working on a new service called Viv that can link disparate sources of information together to answer questions: But Kittlaus points out that all of these services are strictly limited. Cheyer elaborates: “Google Now has a huge knowledge graph—you can ask questions like ‘Where was Abraham Lincoln born?’ And it can name the city. You can also say, ‘What is the population?’ of a city and it’ll bring up a chart and answer. But you cannot say, ‘What is the population of the city where Abraham Lincoln was born?’” The system may have the data for both…
  • ‡ I Want to Know

    Kyle Baxter
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    When I was growing up, I was fascinated by space. One of my earliest memories—and I know this is strange—is, when I was four or five years old, trying to grasp the concept of emptiness in space. I imagined the vast emptiness of space between galaxies, nothing but emptiness. I tried to imagine what that meant, but most of all, I tried to imagine what it would look like. That question, what color empty space would be, rolled around my brain the most. I couldn’t shake it. I would be doing something–playing Nintendo, coloring, whatever–and that question would pop into my…
  • ‡ Apple’s Advantage

    Kyle Baxter
    3 Jun 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Monday’s WWDC Keynote was easily the largest set of changes made to Apple’s platforms since iOS 2 was announced in 2008. The effects of what was announced will be felt and discussed for years to come. There is a lot to think through and write about, which I will be doing in the coming weeks. However, something struck me during the keynote that felt fairly small but, upon thinking about it afterward, I think could end up being important to Apple’s future success. Apple announced further updates to their cloud service where you can save all of the photos and videos you take,…
  • ‡ No Answer

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

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

  • What new OLED gadgets will be unveiled next week at the IFA tradeshow?

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:56 am
    The IFA 2014 event starts next week (on September 5th, in Berlin) and I think it's going to be a very interesting trade show.We have three confirmed unveiling events for next week. Samsung will show the Galaxy Note 4. It's pretty much confirmed that the new large smartphone will use a 5.7" QHD Super AMOLED display, but some reports suggest Samsung will also show a premium variant with a curved flexible OLED panel (I don't think this is likely, but you never know).Read more about What new OLED gadgets will be unveiled next week at the IFA tradeshow?
  • New OLED gadget: Fujifilm X30

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:56 am
    Fujifilm's X30 is an enthusiast premium compact digital camera with a classic design. It has a 2/3" CMSO sensor and 28-112mm (F2-F2.8) lens. It has a 3" tilting LCD display and an XGA OLED viewfinder (EVF).The X30 will ship in September 2014 for $599.95.
  • LG to show a circular smartwatch next week, will it use an OLED?

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    A few days ago it was reported that LG is already developing its second-gen Android Wear smartwatch, this one with a flexible AMOLED panel. Now LG published a teaser that shows a circular smart watch (quite similar to Motorola's Moto 360) that the company will unveil next week at the IFA trade show.It doesn't seem to use a flexible OLED (it seems like a flat display) - but it makes sense that if LG intends this watch to be always-on, with its mostly black UI, they will choose an OLED display as it will be much more efficient in this mode.Read more about LG to show a circular smartwatch next…
  • LG starts accepting pre-orders for 65" and 77" UHD OLED TVs in Korea

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    In March 2014, LG launched their 2014 OLED TV lineup in Korea, which includes 55", 65" and 77" 4K and FHD panels. But today the company officially started accepting pre-orders for the world's first 4K OLED TV in Korea, with two models - the 77" 77EG9700 and the 65" 65EC9700.The 65" model costs 12 million Won in Korea ($11,700), the price for the 77" model was not disclosed. Those TVs will soon arrive in Europe and the US, with the 65" model's price in the UK set at £5,999 (just over $10,000), and price in the US will reportedly be $6,999. LG is now rolling out their Full-HD 55" curved OLED…
  • Report: Samsung to unveil yet another smartwatch next month, with a curved OLED display

    23 Aug 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Samsung released fives smartwatches in the past year - and all of them used AMOLED displays: 1.63" 320x320 Super AMOLEDs in all the Galaxy Gear series watches and a 1.84" (432x128) Curved Super AMOLED in the Gear Fit.Samsung Gear FitNow we hear a report saying that Samsung is set to release yet another smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear 3. It will be based on the Tizen OS, and will sport a rectangular curved (flexible) OLED display. This panel will have a very pronounced curve - significantly more curved than the Gear Fit. The report also says that the display will have an impressive brightness…
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  • Everspin: 256Mb ST-MRAM chips coming soon

    23 Aug 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Here's an interesting video interview with Joe O'Hare, Everspin's Director of Product Marketing. Joe explains the company's MRAM (and ST-MRAM) tech and business, especially how it relates to enterprise SSD, which seems to be the focus of MRAM applications at the moment:During the interview, Joe updates that everspin is now designing a 256Mb chip, and this will be the next product the company will introduce. Currently their highest-density chip is the 64Mb ST-MRAM chip (announced in 2012, but only ramped-up recently).
  • Avalance Technology announce four additional key MRAM and STT-MRAM patents

    7 Aug 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Avalanche Technology has been awarded new key patents in the areas of STT-MRAM technology, MRAM integration and manufacturing and perpendicular Magnetic Tunnel Junction (pMTJ) STT-MRAM. This follows eight new key patents awarded to Avalanche since the beginning of 2014.Avalanche (founded in 2006 and based in California, US) developed patented Spin Programmable STT-MRAM (SPMEM) memory that uses a revolutionary proprietary spin current and voltage switching technology. The company wants to license their technology for embedded applications and also build discrete standalone memory devices. In…
  • Everspin ramps up ST-MRAM chips, unveils three new customers

    7 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    Everspin announced the world's first STT-MRAM chip back in 2012, and they started offering it to customers in 2013. So far we only heard of a single product that actually uses those chips: Buffalo Memory's S6C industrial SATA III SSD. Today Everspin announced it is ramping up production, and the company disclosed several new customer and ecosystem relationships.Everspin is collaborating with FPGA leader Altera, and is showcasing three new customers: SMART Modular Technologies, Mobiveil and Mangstor. SMART Modular is demonstrating a PCIe-based, high speed, and persistent FPGA-based memory…
  • Researchers design new multi-bit MRAM storage paradigm

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

    19 Jun 2014 | 6:33 am
    Researchers from New Zealand's Victoria University are developing MRAM devices (MTJs) based on rare earth nitrides (RENs). RENs, grown under ulta-high vacuum are both magnetic and semiconducting.The team is basing its work on europium nitride, which is not usually magnetic, but has been "tricked" into behaving like a magnet by being produced with slightly too few nitrogen atoms. Those RENs are grown in France's Centre for Research on Hetero-Epitaxy and Applications.Source: ZDNet
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

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

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

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

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

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

  • How do I install Mavericks on my old Mac?

    Owen Cutajar
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    I have an old Mac I’d like to install Mavericks on but I seem to have lost the admin password. How can I do this? Believe it or not, you don’t really need to be an admin to upgrade your Mac OS. However, you do need to boot right into the installer rather than try and launch it from your desktop. You might need a machine you DO have admin access to to create the bootable media, but that’s really all you need. Here’s what you need to do: Before being able to create a bootable OS X installer, you’ll need to do the following first: Use the Mac App Store to download…
  • How do I set up a webcam at home to monitor while I’m out?

    Owen Cutajar
    23 Feb 2014 | 1:22 pm
    I was wondering if it’s possible to set up webcam to monitor my house while I’m out. What’s the best way to do this? There are a couple of options on how to do this. My very first setup, many moons ago, consisted of a laptop with a couple of USB webcams connected to it. I was using software to upload an image to an FTP server every 30 seconds. It did the job, but was a pretty flimsy setup. Today I would recommend an out-of-the-box solution called Watchbot. I have one of these little babies set up at home, and it was a doddle to set up. Here’s a photo of the little…
  • What is Bitcoin?

    Owen Cutajar
    25 Nov 2013 | 4:09 pm
    I keep seeing the word Bitcoin come up in the media and on website. What is this Bitcoin thing all about? Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer digital currency that functions without the intermediation of a central authority. It has been called a cryptocurrency because it is decentralized and uses cryptography to control transactions and prevent double-spending, a problem for digital currencies. Once validated, every individual transaction is permanently recorded in a public ledger known as the blockchain. Payment processing is done by a network of private computers often specially tailored to this…
  • How do I multiply an hourly rate in Excel?

    Owen Cutajar
    1 Oct 2013 | 1:45 pm
    I’m putting together a timesheet in Excel and wanted to multiply my hours by an hourly rate. Ive been messing around for hours and reading up in the help but there’s nothing that suggests how this can be done. What’s the best way to do this? It turns out to be much easier than you think. It’s a great little technique that can be used whether you’re calculating what it costs to sit in McDonalds all day, or playing with pignose amplifiers at guitar center. Here’s what you need to do: First of all, make sure your hours are formatted in a time format. This…
  • How can I host my server farm?

    Owen Cutajar
    4 Sep 2013 | 2:50 pm
    I’ve been playing with Virtual Machines for some time now, and after realising I can host a number a machines on one server I’ve come up with a plan to put all my company’s servers on one box. The tower I bought for my plan isn’t cutting it though, what do you recommend? Putting all your servers on one box is a great plan. It’s definitely more efficient than lots of small servers, both in terms of power and space. However, trying to fit them all on a tower or desktop isn’t the way forward. You need a proper server, located in a proper data centre to ensure…
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    Tech Cocktail

  • DreamsCloud Raises $2M in Series A Funding

    Camila Souza
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Finding the meanings to your dreams is great for business. For DreamsCloud, their dream in only beginning. DreamsCloud, an online platform to monitor and track dreams, announced today that it has raised USD $2 million in funding. The round was led by Sphere Capital Holding, and the company intends to use the money to continue to develop the platform and their recent app released in July. DreamsCloud is based in in Reston, VA but it was founded here in Miami in 2012, where co-founder Jean-Marc Emden works and lives. “We’re excited to have trail blazed the concept of dream journaling,…
  • David Hornik Went From an 80s Pop-Loving Undergrad to a Venture Capitalist

    Will Schmidt
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Believe it or not, David Hornik studied computer music as an undergraduate because he was really excited about 80s pop. It might sound completely irrelevant, but as it turns out a lot of tech companies came out of the synth-tastic world. Granted, Hornik went to law school after graduating, but he also recognized the benefits of moving to Silicon Valley thanks to his undergraduate experiences and friends. As a result, he ended up taking his talents to the Bay Area to work specifically as a litigator for startup companies. Every minute he could get more involved in the businesses he would,…
  • BizzieMe Creates Branded Apps to Engage Kids in Restaurants

    Kristin Pryor
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Keeping kids satisfied and entertained while dining out is almost as important as catering to those who are actually paying the tab (we’re going on the assumption that most preschoolers don’t have credit cards). The maze-covered paper placemats of our childhoods are now kind of gauche. Today’s generation of kids choose tablets over coloring books and could benefit from a higher level of engagement when out at restaurants. BizzieMe is a Maine-based company that realized happy kids = happy customers = happy restaurant owners/managers. They also noticed and acted…
  • New York Angel Investors Bank $350,000 on Intellectual Property

    Will Schmidt
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Traklight, a platform that provides cloud-based software for identifying and protecting intellectual property (IP), yesterday announced that they have raised $350,000 of angel funding from New York investors. Part of the appeal for the investors is the fact that Traklight is used by both entrepreneurs with valuable IP as well as lawyers, law firms, and business professionals. The funding will go directly to scaling sales and marketing efforts as Traklight works to establish a national footprint. “Identifying and protecting IP, particularly for startups and small businesses, can mean the…
  • Gets FICAM Approval to Enable Single Sign-On for Government Services

    Ronald Barba
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am has announced this morning that the Federal Identity Credential Access Management (FICAM) Trust Framework Solutions program has approved the company as an accredited Credential Service Provider. With the FICAM approval, can now offer US citizens a way to securely access government benefits and services online through a simple Single Sign-On. This is a big win for the DC startup, which is currently the only small business that has the accreditation (other companies that are accredited include Verizon and Symantec – both of which are definitely much, much larger than
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • Snapchat's multi-billion dollar gamble may be paying off

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    New investments into messaging start-up Snapchat put its valuation close to $10 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal, joining other hot startups like Uber and AirBnb. Bobbi Rebell reports.
  • Whole organ 'grown' inside animal for the first time

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    Scientists in the UK have successfully grown a fully functional organ inside a living animal by transplanting cells grown in a laboratory. The researchs marks the first time a living organ has been created outside the body. Researchers from the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh hope their study will pave the way for similar techniques to be used in humans in future. Matthew Stock reports.
  • Who wants to buy Snapchat? Microsoft, Google, Apple, Alibaba

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Max Wolff, chief economist at Manhattan Venture Partners, talks about Snapchat's $10 billion valuation, who could buy it, and why it may make more sense to go public. Bobbi Rebell reports.
  • Singapore to use state-of-the-art farming tech to produce more veggies

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    Scientists at an indoor produce farm in Singapore are using cutting edge technology to reduce growing times and costs. The Panasonic lab-farm is one of the projects in the works to increase the capability of the small island state, which currently imports more than 95 percent of their produce, to grow their own vegetables. Sharon Reich reports.
  • Chinese boy implanted with 3D-printed vertebra

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    A 12-year-old boy suffering from bone cancer has become the first recipient of 3D-printed artificial vertebra replacement. The five-hour surgery was performed at Peking University in China where the boy is still recovering. Ben Gruber reports.
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    Softpedia News - Technology & Gadgets

  • NASA's Swarmies Robots Can Inspect Earth's Water Pipes and Mars' Many Nooks

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:59 am
    GPS technology won't be much use on other planets, but until NASA figures out how and when to send the Swarmies off-world, some other sort of automated guidance system should be figured out.You may have already heard or read about the swarmies robots from NASA. We actually wrote about them already, but there's more to the things than Ubuntu Linux.What are the robots, you may ask? Why, they are experimental vehicles, of sorts, which NASA is using to patrol the surrounding area of its space cent... (read more)
  • Low-Power, Low-End 24-Inch Monitor from Iiyama Has Blue Light Reduction

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:28 am
    You'd think that we've moved past the times when people actually sold monitors with viewing angles narrow enough to cause annoyance, but it seems Iiyama has decided to make a blast into the past in this regard. The new monitor in its ProLite collection, called ProLite E2483HS, is a 24-inch display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, Full HD as it were. That's the normal part. The not so normal part is the TN-film LCD technology which only provides viewing angles of 80 degrees hor... (read more)
  • Download Drivers for ASRock’s 2nd Generation M8 Gaming Barebone

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:02 am
    ASRock has provided all the drivers required by its 2nd-generation M8 gaming barebone unit in order to run at its highest performance, which are compatible with both 32- and 64-bit variants of Microsoft’s Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 operating systems.In order to be clear, the producer has made available several Bluetooth and Wireless packages developed by Broadcom (each compatible with a specific OS version), as well as one archive from Intel (version 19.0.27) that ensures a strong and stable ... (read more)
  • EVGA Torq X10, a Gaming Mouse with Adjustable Weight and Size – Gallery

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:15 am
    Gaming mice are suffering from the same problem as every other piece of high-end equipment in the world: lack of uniqueness. After all, since their makers have to install every high-end feature they can think of, there's not much that can make a mouse truly stand out compared to the rest. EVGA still did its best to differentiate the Torq X10 though. The company realized it couldn't really stray much in terms of performance, but it could try and make it unusual in another way. The result was ... (read more)
  • ASUS Launches ROG GM50 Gaming Mousepad for Campaigners – Pictures

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:38 am
    Mice have been making great strides towards operating successfully on any sort of surface, which is a big change from how they couldn't do anything but annoy you when placed on an even slightly reflective surface, like lacquered wood. You know, the type that most desks use. Still, the effectiveness of the laser/optical sensor still depends on the surface you put the mouse on, which is why mousepads still sell just fine. Well, that and the fact that mousepads are the perfect way to make a sta... (read more)
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    Techvibes Global News

  • GenerUS Marketing Solutions Bolsters Functionality of Coupons4Giving to Support Nonprofit Fundraising

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    GenerUS Marketing Solutions this week announced the addition of two new functionalities to its e-commerce platform, Coupons4Giving. The new features enable nonprofit organizations to collect direct donations and sell tickets to their events on the same platform on which they sell coupons to supporters. After what the Canadian company says was a successful beta with 16 nonprofits and 20 merchants, Coupons4Giving used the participants' feedback to craft a solution that addresses their three key fundraising activities: accepting donations through an online portal; running campaigns to raise…
  • The Techvibes 20, August 2014 Edition – Powered by GoToMeeting

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
          The Techvibes 20 is a bi-monthly list of the hottest and most promising tech startups across Canada. The list is carefully curated by Techvibes editorial staff and reflects who's making waves in our nation's tech ecosystem right now. Check out the August edition of the Techvibes 20 after the jump.   Algolux, Montreal - Algolux recently raised a $2.6 million Series A round led by Real Ventures. The Montreal-based startup specializes in computational optics and building deblurring software. Algolux is focusing its efforts on smartphones and tablets.  …
  • Trulioo Found Success When It Finally Convinced Investors How Important Identity Is Online

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Starting a data company is nothing new for tech entrepreneurs Stephen Ufford and Tanis Jorge. But when the business-savvy pair created their fourth startup Trulioo, they knew it was an idea that was worth taking big—Silicon Valley big. They decided to bring the identity verification concept at the core of their latest firm to northern California to seek funding and vision. "For a pair of Canadian entrepreneurs with little to no contacts in Silicon Valley and fierce competition for dollars, the process of raising venture capital there was daunting," says Ufford, founder and CEO. It took…
  • Pushing Stereotypes Aside and Other Necessities for Fostering the Next Generation of Women in Tech

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:23 pm
    It simply makes sense to have more female programmers. By 2020, it is estimated there will be 1.7 million computing positions in North America and without women in technology we may struggle to meet the workforce requirements. Female programmers add a unique point of view that we urgently need. What can be learned from women who have already built successful tech careers? Here are a few insights from FCV’s own women in technology.   OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS Studies show that as a society we are not making it easy…
  • How This Mobile App Can Double the Efficiency of Bartenders

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Here’s the situation: you walk into a bar. It’s packed. You’ve had a rough day and you want a drink. “Hey, bartender, I’ll have a Whiskey Sour—and make it a double,” you say. But the bartender can’t hear you because she’s too busy. For situations like these and many more, a new app and service called Preo is here to make life a little bit sweeter by drastically cutting wait time for our food and drink orders. With an inventive app for consumers and a patent-pending printing system for bar and restaurant owners, the Toronto and New…
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  • "Plug your ears and keep going!"
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:11 am
    Guy Kawasaki: The art of changing hearts, minds and actions 1601_ [archives 2011-09-12] - Three years ago when I last interviewed our guest, Guy Kawasaki, managing partner of Garage Technology Ventures and founder of, we were going through some tougher times, I asked Guy, how do you think this will play out? Guy replied, "I'm not a visionary or an oracle, but I'll tell you what I'd tell an entrepreneur, which is... "Plug your ears and keep going!" Guy's latest and tenth book is, 'ENCHANTMENT, The art of changing hearts, minds and…
  • Celebrity status in the realm of...
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    What do Leonard Nimoy, Krista Marks, Vinton Cerf, have in common 1600_ 8/11/14 - [archives/2010-09-27] ...Celebrity status in the realm of science and technology; business, commerce and community, creators, educators, visionaries, philanthropists, leaders, adventurous, courageous people! You will find them and many more stand-out-leaders from actor, astronaut, genius to outspoken critic. Visit the w3w3 Podcast Directory for a comprehensive collection of our most important business leaders over the past eleven years. You won't find all these celebrity interviews any place else. Ask…
  • Digital Broadband Migration affecting you
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:06 am
    Digital Broadband Migration: Internet Ecosystem 1598_ 8/11/14 - [archives/2010-02-15] Each panelist had their own take at The Digital Broadband Migration 2010 Conference: Examining the Internet's Ecosystem. Read a few excerpts and then listen to the panel discussion. Phil Weiser, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice moderates the panel ("What frightens me, makes me nervous - from the U.S. perspective losing our engineering talent, the Internet no longer being U.S. centric, patent litigation, a lack of cooperation among key players");…
  • Wrapping up an interesting season
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Living Business Lessons - Archives revisited... Hind sight is a beautiful thing! As we work to achieve our goals, the past may be holding the key to your success. This week, the following stories are from 2010, 2011, 2012 and are archived on the website. When the chips are down, Michael Bristow says, " Keep at it, eventually there will be a turn around." 1599_ 8/11/14 - [archives/2011-01-13] ARCA Biopharma, Inc. is a Colorado-based biopharmaceutical company developing genetically-targeted therapies for heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases. Larry interviewed…
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    9 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    Tap into the Value of Business Podcasts 1597_ 8/4/14 - When was launched in January 1999, podcasting was virtually unheard of. Today it is part of the World Wide Web norm. For speed and efficiency, the w3w3® Podcast Directory has one overall Annual INDEX - and for each year is also broken up by month. Check it out… w3w3® Podcast Directory 2011
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  • The Unstoppable Force Named PewDiePie Has Hit 30 Million YouTube Subscribers

    Sam Gutelle
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    In January, PewDiePie became the first YouTuber to claim more than 20 million subscribers. Seven months later, he has reached another round number milestone. The channel of gamer Felix Kjellberg now has more than 30 million subscribers, with one million new fans joining the Swede’s “Bro Army” in a 25-day span. PewDiePie reached the 30 million mark on August 23rd after eclipsing 29 million on July 29th. That means he pulled in his latest million in ten fewer day than it took him to get from 28 to 29 million. That rate translates to a nice round 280,000 subscribers per week,…
  • Average American Watches 33 Minutes Of Mobile Video Each Day

    Bree Brouwer
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:19 pm
    While it’s no surprise mobile owners are accessing video on their phones, it is news when many of them are willing to sit through supposedly off-putting video ads. Yet that’s what video advertising company Vdopia found in its recent reports on how mobile users use mobile to watch entertainment and make purchases in 2014. According to the company, American smartphone owners are quite willing to watch video ads of 15-30 seconds, but with a catch: 62% of them don’t care about the ads as long as they can get a free, streaming TV show or movie after the waiting. This beats only 56% of…
  • Another Ex-Maker Studios Employee Has Sued The Company

    Sam Gutelle
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Maker Studios‘ sale to Disney made some people very rich, but at least one of the company’s former employees does not believe he has been fairly compensated. Will Watkins, who came to Maker Studios early on and helped build the company into a prosperous YouTube network, has launched a suit in which he claims to be owed up to $19 million in stock and deferred payment. Watkins’ lawsuit, as reported by TheWrap, alleges that he agreed to take most of his payment in company stock when he joined Maker during its 2009 formation. It then claims that a change in Maker’s policy…
  • Fullscreen Taps Vine Stars Jack And Jack As INTOUR Headliners

    Bree Brouwer
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Previously this summer, Fullscreen, an MCN based in Los Angeles, announced its new live event called INTOUR, an interactive social festival featuring some of the web’s top stars. Today the network announced the addition of Vine stars Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson (fondly known as Jack and Jack to their fans) as INTOUR’s headliners. With over 7.5 million combined followers on their social profiles, Jack & Jack are already performing at DigiTour and will undoubtedly draw more attention (and boost attendance) to the first-ever INTOUR. The duo will dance and perform original tracks for…
  • Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart To Host Streamys; Fan Voting Now Open

    Sam Gutelle
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    The fourth edition of the Streamy Awards is set to roll into Los Angeles, and one of YouTube’s most dynamic duos will take up hosting duties. Close friends and frequent collaborators Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart will host the Streamys ceremony, which will take place at The Beverly Hilton beginning at 7:30 PST on September 7th. Helbig and Hart are both well-established YouTube personalities; Helbig creates vlogs on her It’s Grace channel, while Hart shares boozy recipes on her My Drunk Kitchen cooking show. The most notable partnership between the two of them came earlier in 2014,…
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  • Face Painting 2.0 [Photos]

    Eric Dye
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    How about these face paintings!?! Laura Jenkinson, an artist and beauty blogger, has Instagramed an amazing collection of face painted cartoon characters. These are amazing: Be prepared, church special event face painter, your next requests could push your artistic talents. Who ever said face painting wasn’t cool? [via Laura Jenkinson's Instagram] Face Painting 2.0 [Photos] first appeared on ChurchMag and is sponsored by ChurchMag Press.
  • Create Your Own Custom Worship Backgrounds

    Chris Mellon
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    [Editor's Note: This mobile app is currently only available for iOS.] Browsing the Internet for countless hours looking for worship backgrounds can be quite time-consuming. But Shift Worship has created a new way of going about this, with a new twist specific to your church. Check this cool iOS app out: Shift Media Creator The Shift Media Creator App allows you to take your smartphone, take any picture, and create a stunning worship background while even being able to add motion to it. Gone are the days of searching for free backgrounds to fit the style of your worship service or signing up…
  • Tracking Content Marketing ROI [Infographic]

    Jeremy Smith
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Having done digital content marketing with social media, blogging, and advertising on Google Adwords, tracking content marketing ROI is NOT an easy thing and could take as much or more of your time than creating the actual ads themselves. For those that do not understand ROI, it stands for “Return On Investment.” Let me be clear, no one has been able to nail down the perfect ROI and with walled web platforms like Facebook and Google SSH search results, it is getting harder to do. That being said, the infographic below is a good start and we try to translate some of it for churches…
  • Hyperlapse from Instagram

    Eric Dye
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Yesterday Instagram announced a new mobile app! While it’s currently only available for iOS, I imagine it will hit the other devices shortly. It’s called Hyperlapse and it’s designed to create awesome time lapse videos quickly and easily. Just open the app and start recording. You don’t even need an Instagram account! Here’s a closer look: Hyperlapse from Instagram Like I said, it’s really easy. Just open the app and start recording like you would record any video using your mobile device—even while you’re moving. Hyperlapse stabilizes your video…
  • Notorious Baldies Illustrations

    Eric Dye
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Mr. Peruca is a Brazilian illustrator, designer and art director based in London. In this series of illustrations, Peruca assembles pop culture’s most recognizable bald heads. If you’re beginning to bald (or have already ‘emerged’), don’t lose hope. You are in some good company: Like I said, some good company. Here’s more from the collection if you like. [via Mr. Peruca] Notorious Baldies Illustrations first appeared on ChurchMag and is sponsored by ChurchMag Press.
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • EuropeanPioneers: 4.5 million Euros of EU funds for startups

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Over the next two years, the EU funding program 'EuropeanPioneers' will support 25 startups and SMEs in the European Union with a total of 4.5 million Euros. The scheme targets businesses active in the fields of Smart City Services, Social Connected TV, Pervasive Gaming and E-Learning.
  • NASA telescopes uncover early construction of giant galaxy

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction. The building site, dubbed 'Sparky,' is a dense galactic core blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars that are forming at a ferocious rate.
  • Breaking benzene

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (RIKEN) In research published in Nature, Zhaomin Hou and colleagues from the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Japan have demonstrated a way to use a metallic complex, trinuclear titanium hydride, to accomplish the task of activating benzene by breaking the aromatic carbon-carbon bonds at relatively mild temperatures and in a highly selective way.
  • Two Ames Laboratory scientists named 'Most Influential Scientific Minds'

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (DOE/Ames Laboratory) Two physicists at the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, Paul Canfield and Sergey Bud'ko, were recently named to Thomson Reuters' World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014.
  • Preclinical development of tumor therapeutic agent starts

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) There is an urgent need for medical agents to treat metastatic tumors. In case of pancreatic cancer, one of the most aggressive types of cancer that is often detected late, 95 percent of the patients die within five years after the diagnosis. The KIT spinoff amcure develops tumor therapeutic agents that might reduce this mortality rate. For preclinical and clinical tests of the agents, amcure has now received a total of 5 million euros from investors.
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    Christopher Kusek, Technology Evangelist

  • A look at #VMworld Day 1 and what you should know!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Let me start off by saying, WOW. I mean Mega-WOW.  If you haven’t watched the Keynote from 26AUG2014 yet you definitely ought to.   This VMworld and this keynote focused on what has been taken for granted within the community and the virtualization space for years from a corporate perspective.   This VMworld has focused all eyes and attention on the COMMUNITY.   When the executives of VMware get up and say that the community matters, that the VMware Users Group organization is not only visible but also important to the mission and the success of their…
  • Review of #VMworld Day’s –1 and 0! The word of the days is Community

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    If we had to sum up what those days were about, it has to be community.  Break it down with me… Saturday hit on some major items, such as vBeers, VMworld Community Kickoff, and what followed with vKaraoke! Sunday added to that with the 5K Fun-run, v0dgeball, the vBrownBag opening acts including the VMUnderground party which started after the VMworld Welcome Reception in the Solutions Exchange. If you attended one or more of these events the underlying theme across all of them has got to be put as Community, the convergence of peoples, whether getting together and sharing a drink,…
  • At VMworld 2014 US? Remember VMware Certification Exams are 50% OFF!!!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    What, say it ain’t so! With a title like that?!?! Yea you heard me! VMware Certification Exams are 50% OFF THIS WEEK! Albeit, this week, located AT VMworld, but hey that is half the fun! The full scoop of details can be found out here, with a few select items borrowed from said link ;) Register HERE with promotion code 2014VW50 to take these exams: VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV)  [VCP550 or VCP510] VMware Certified Professional – Cloud (VCP-Cloud)  [VCPC550 or VCPC510] VMware Certified Professional – Desktop (VCP-DT)  [VCPD510]…
  • Staying up to date with #VMworld 2014 with mobile apps! (iPhone)

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    So here I was wondering, “Ooh… I wonder what is on the Agenda for this years VMworld!” only to initially find disappointment, disappointment and sadness. A search for “VMworld” from my iPad Mini revealed there was one application available for download, I pulled it down ‘registered’ using it, and well, THAT didn’t work, Do not download or use the app which looks like THIS. I mean, it is cute and all but it does not have any data loaded for the event and will not return the results you are looking for! But I also noticed that when I went to do the search in the first place that…
  • Troubleshooting your resume with the OSI Model

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    I’ve been meaning to publish this for a while as part of my ‘Troubleshooting various crap using the OSI Model’ so here is the first in this installment… Troubleshooting your resume with the OSI Model!  This is a bit circular in that you won’t exactly have to go from the top down, or the bottom up for this to work, in fact certain elements may apply more than others so troubleshoot as applicable!   Alright now lets get started! <3 Application This can be both the FIRST and the LAST layer for you it really depends on how you use it! When it comes to a resume though…
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  • Lea Michele's Life Is Full of Famous Friendships

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    Lea Michele turns 28 on Friday! The stunning songbird never shies away from showing off her fit frame and perfect smile on the red carpet, but she comes across just as fun and bubbly in her collection of candid snaps on social media. Even though it's been rough for the Glee star since the death of her on and offscreen love, Cory Monteith, last year, Lea is still lucky to have lots of costars and close celebrity pals to lean on and celebrate her special day with - not to mention her hot new beau, Matthew Paetz. We're commemorating Lea's big 2-8 with a roundup of the actress's sweetest photos…
  • The 44 Best Pictures From Emmys Night

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    Between the glamorous red carpet, the GIF-able show, the action backstage, and the rockin' afterparties, there were plenty of memorable moments from the 2014 Emmy Awards. We've narrowed them all down to the 44 absolute best, so start scrolling to relive the exciting small-screen night!
  • Which Celebrity Should You Go on Vacation With?

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:18 am
    There's no reason you can't fantasize about hitting the beach, kicking back with a few cocktails, and relaxing with friends (even if what you're actually doing is sitting at your desk all day). When it comes to your Labor Day getaway, you need to have someone by your side who's on the same page. Take our quiz to find out which celebrity you should plan on partying with on vacation! Source: Instagram user msleamichele; Front Page Image Source: Instagram user badgalriri, Tumblr user Beyoncé Knowles
  • 7 Stars Who Can't Stop Won't Stop Working All Summer Long

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    While most celebs could be spotted yachting off the coast of somewhere beautiful for most of the Summer, we found a few with a different agenda. Take note from Mindy Kaling, Lena Dunham, and other busy stars who could definitely use a long Labor Day weekend vacation. On Becca: H&M, On Allison: Massimo Dutti
  • Best Night Ever? These Stars Had the Most Fun After the Emmys

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:16 am
    If you thought celebrities were having fun inside the Emmys on Monday night, just wait until you see how they let loose at the afterparties. From the badasses of Breaking Bad to the sweet kids from Modern Family, keep reading to see the stars who seemed to be having the most fun ever after the Emmys, and then be sure to get caught up on everything you may have missed with our comprehensive Emmys roundup.
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    The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia

  • Car Parking Camera for Smartphones – turn your Android or iPhone device into a wireless car parking rear monitor

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    All fancy modern cars seem to come with rear parking cameras nowadays, and they’re definitely a boon if, like me, you’re one of those who tends to reverse until they feel something go bump in the night. Of course occasionally the bump turns into something a bit more, well expensive, which is why it would be nice to have a way to retro-fit a device to help. This Car Parking Camera For Smartphones lets you convert [...] 202 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Hanx Writer – the celebrity app that turns your device into a typewriter [freeware]

    Donyae Coles
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    There are a lot of celebrity products out there. Perfumes, razors, knitting supplies. You name it and you can probably find a famous person with their picture on it. But the Tom Hanks endorsed app takes the cake for strange. Hanx Writer is the app that turns your iOS device into a typewriter. Who doesn’t love a typewriter? We know at least Tom Hanks does. In fact he’s a fool for vintage typewriters [...] 189 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • 4-in-1 Adapter – a multi-colored plug for every occasion

    Donyae Coles
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    People who don’t leave their home countries don’t know the struggle of outlets. If you’ve traveled than you understand the issues that surround going from one place to a drastically different place. Go to plug in your curling iron and nope, that’s not the right shape. I’m buying everyone I know the 4-in-1 Adapter. Not just because it’s a cool travel adapter, but because it also makes it very easy to know [...] 203 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Local Fu – hate being a tourist? Then get some real local help for just a fiver

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:44 am
    Traveling is great fun, but sometimes it can be hard to really experience a new place without ending up doing all the conventional ‘touristy’ stuff. And even if you try and go off the beaten track, it’s hard to find out what’s worth doing and what’s not. Now there’s a new service which aims to connect locals with visitors to help you discover great places and things which tourists won’t know about. Local Fu is a [...] 360 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Sony Smart Tennis Sensor – your personal pocket-sized tennis coach

    Dil Soomro
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:11 am
    Need someone to gauge the power in your back-hand shot, or check the effectiveness of your slice shot? Unless you hire a professional tennis coach, you’re on your own and no one will be shouting at you from the sidelines to correct your form or posture. Hiring a professional trainer can be a big blow to your budget but buying a digital coach on the other hand is definitely more affordable. A [...] 189 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
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  • Blend: The Game, A Simply Challenging Color Matching Puzzle Game for iPhone and Android

    Michael Vallez
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    If you’re a fan of puzzle games and block matching games, then Blend: The Game is a new and challenging mobile app that should grab your attention. Especially since this casual iPhone and Android puzzler is a bit more tricky than your average block matching or gem matching game. Why? Because you only get so […] The post Blend: The Game, A Simply Challenging Color Matching Puzzle Game for iPhone and Android first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Gemstone Jamboree – Fun, Free Gem Matching Game for iOS and Android!

    Michael Vallez
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Gemstone Jamboree is like Candy Crush Saga, but more enjoyable to play since it does not come with the expensive in-app purchases. This free gem matching game for iOS and Android devices is packed with gameplay, unique level backgrounds, and a fun story complete with unusual characters. Gem matching games are some of the most […] The post Gemstone Jamboree – Fun, Free Gem Matching Game for iOS and Android! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Audials Radio – Listen, Record, Explore 63,300+ Streaming Radio Stations for Free!

    Michael Vallez
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    Want free music? That is exactly what you will get with the Audials Radio Android Music & Audio app. With Audials Radio you can quickly and easily listen to over 63,000+ streaming radio stations, record songs, and wake up to your favorite radio station – but that’s not all this killer music app has to […] The post Audials Radio – Listen, Record, Explore 63,300+ Streaming Radio Stations for Free! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Save Money with the Weekly Budget – An Easy Way to Save Money iPhone Finance App

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

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

  • $50K awarded for system that sniffs out Web app vulnerabilities

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    A pair of researchers from Ruhr-Universitat Bochum in Germany have been awarded the first $50,000 Internet Defense Prize for their work in combatting “second-order vulnerabilities” in Web apps—threats that lurk on Web servers until the time is right to strike. The prize is funded by Facebook and orchestrated in conjunction with USENIX, which held its annual Security Symposium in San Diego this week. A Facebook security engineering manager blogged about the award this week. MORE from USENIX: 5 Cool New Security BreakthroughsTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click…
  • "Hardcore" Steve Ballmer still a screaming maniac

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    Ex-Microsoft CEO and new Los Angeles Clippers basketball team owner Steve Ballmer has changed industries but not his public speaking/screaming style. Here is he at the Clippers' press conference this week, where the players and coach look bemused and fans are whipped into a frenzy as Ballmer oozes optimism. RELATED: 7 Classic Steve Ballmer videosTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • See 1,000 little robots swarm

    15 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Harvard University researchers have demonstrated a self-assembling swarm of 1,000 small robots and described it in the latest edition of the journal Science. The Self-Organizing Systems Research Group has put together the algorithms and devices, which communicate via infrared transmissions. You don't get much cooler or creepier than this: To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Stanford prof Mirzakhani first woman to win award known as "Nobel Prize in Mathematics"

    13 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
    If you've been wondering who to thank for the latest developments in "the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces," that would be Stanford University professor Maryam Mirzakhani, who has earned the distinction of being the first woman to win a prestigious Fields Medal for her work. The medals, doled out by the International Mathematical Union every four years to mathematicians under 40 years of age, are sometimes called the "Nobel Prize in Mathematics." Stanford University Fields Medal winner Maryam Mirzakhani, Stanford University professor of mathematicsTo read this…
  • "The finest computers money can buy"

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

  • Microsoft Reissues Flawed Windows Security Update With New Flaws

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Yo dog, I heard you liked security updates with flaws so we put more flaws in our reissued security update. The security bulletin says that "Microsoft strongly recommends that customers who have not uninstalled the 2982791 update [i.e., the old version, released on Patch Tuesday] do so prior to applying the 2993651 update [the new version]." This recommendation applies to users whether they are having problems with the old update or not. Note that Windows Update and Automatic Updates do not remove the old version. Comments
  • Germany Mulls Ban On After-Hours Work Emails And Calls

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Germany wants to ban after-hours e-mail and calls. Still perfectly fine with spam and telemarketers. Now a ban on office communications in the evening and during vacation time could even become law. German labor minister Andrea Nahles said in a Tuesday interview that the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) was consulting on how such a law could be made – what thresholds would need to be mandated, and so on. She said the first results were expected in 2015. Comments
  • [H]ardware Round-Up II

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
    ETC.: CM Storm Mizar @ Cowcotland CM Storm Sirus-C Headset @ pcGameware Tt eSPORTS Meka G1 Keyboard @ XtremeHardware Mobile: MSI GS70 Stealth Pro Notebook @ TechSpot Storage: Silicon Power Slim S70 240GB SSD @ NikKTech Video: 20-Way Open-Source Radeon Comparison @ Phoronix
  • Mystery Of The "Sailing Stones" Solved

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Damn, I was really hoping it was going to be aliens moving the rocks. During winter 2013-2014, members of our group were present while the playa was flooded and frozen. A steady wind drag moved the thin ice sheets covering the playa's south end, and these sheets pushed the rocks along, creating the characteristic furrows in the playa's muddy surface. Comments
  • Windows 9 Will Offer Desktop Or Start Screen

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    According to this article Windows 9 will offer you the desktop or the modern UI, not both. There is no middle ground between devices that have the Modern UI and devices that have the desktop. You either have the desktop or you have the Modern UI, you cannot have both. As reported around a month ago, the Start Menu for desktop users in Windows Threshold can 'act' like a full screen Start Menu however, meaning if you want that functionality you can have it on the desktop. Comments
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  • Protect Your Gadgets from Your Kids

    Jason Welsh
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
      Do you have children in your house and you want to keep them away from your gadgets? Or your nephews are visiting you quite often? It is already known that smartphones, tablets, computers, and any other devices of that kind are simply irresistible for kids, no matter their age. They are not a simple toy; kids can learn a lot by using a computer, so you shouldn’t forbid them access to this kind of devices, just try to keep them safe. Nowadays, kids are growing up surrounded by such gadgets and they become more tech-savvy day by day. They want to touch everything, to test any gadget,…
  • 5 Examples of Insect-Inspired Robotics

    Adam Thompson
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    Everyone knows that robots are merely lifeless machines, no matter how amazing their abilities may be. However, you may be surprised at how often scientists replicate the features and capabilities of living creatures to increase robotic performance. In fact, there’s even a whole branch of robotics called “biomimetics” dedicated to that single premise. The term biomimetics means literally to “mimic life.” Insects are one form of life from which biomimetic scientists draw significant inspiration for new types of robotic technology. Functions and behaviors that evolved over…
  • New IBM Video Tells You How To Survive A Robot Apocalypse

    Adam Thompson
    26 Feb 2014 | 6:49 pm
    A couple years ago the CDC released a guide for surviving the zombie apocalypse. Zombie hunters everywhere rejoiced to have an official guide on that critical topic. Now anti-robot warriors can also rejoice because IBM has released a video with instructions for surviving a robot apocalypse (see video at the bottom of this post). IBM’s hope is that their new cloud platform, IBM BlueMix, will be an effective tool for tracking robots and communicating with other anti-robot warriors. (“In the unlikely event of a cybernetic revolt, your smartphone may be used as a weapon.”)…
  • For Professional Designers: Website Builder Showdown: Webydo vs Adobe Muse

    Adam Thompson
    6 Jan 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Professional web designers have been frustrated for years by coding. According to surveys conducted among web designers, about 70% of a budget is spent on coding. It is a major expense, increasing the cost of a project, thus eating into a designer’s profit margin. Coupled with the rapid growth of ecommerce and businesses needing an Internet presence, a designer’s workload can become problematic. Quick but professional turnaround is key, which leads some designers to visual website design platforms. Adobe, one of the most well-known companies in the design industry, recently…
  • How Free Call Software is Changing the Phone Industry and How we Talk to Each Other

    18 Dec 2013 | 2:58 pm
    Technology is revolutionary and has a continuous affect on the world we live in. As a new technology is discovered, the existing technology is going to be dramatically altered, and even sacrificed. TV killed the radio star; the mobile phone made landlines obsolete, and now free calling software is changing how we communicate and altering the well-established phone industry. The Phone Industry The phone industry has experienced faster and more dramatic changes in recent years then it has seen in the past 2 decades. Although it’s not great news for the phone industry, it is great news for…
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  • Dawkins, Memetics and Social Media

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Richard Dawkins (respected/hated Evolutionary Biologist and loved/hated Atheist) has touched off yet another Twitterstorm, via that unfortunate habit Evolutionary Biologists (and Vulcans) have of looking at humans from a viewpoint of mass mathematical game theory participants, rather than as - well, humans. Cue yet another Twitterstorm du Jour. (Huffington Post summaries it best): To prepare you for the inevitable repeat here are the 12 stages of any Richard Dawkins Twitter scandal: 1. The eminent biologist will employ the rigid rationalism of his discipline to a highly emotive issue – the…
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    Spy Blog

  • Fish Where the Fish Are

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Need to Tell Your Client’s Story to the Media? Catch Them Where Success is a Virtual Guarantee – at an Industry Trade Show As communication professionals, we all have come to learn that the basic premise of marketing is to … Continue reading →
  • Keep Your Friends Close and Your Competition Closer

    12 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    The tradeshow floor is filled with hundreds of prospects waiting to meet you.  Unfortunately, the floor is also filled with booths after booths of your competition, scoping out your potential clients and trying to woo them over to their side.  … Continue reading →
  • Booth Setup Day

    5 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    It’s the day before the show.  You’ve bought your booth space and spent weeks and months working to ensure your space at the trade show will draw the most prospects possible. You wake up on Booth Setup Day fully ready … Continue reading →
  • Brush Pass Giveaway: Bags

    17 Sep 2013 | 9:30 am
    In the spy world, a “brush pass” is when two agents meet for a very short period of time and something of value is passed between the two.  In the trade show world, you will be making a large number … Continue reading →
  • Making the Most of Tabletop Downtime

    29 Aug 2013 | 9:30 am
    You’ve gotten to the location of your tabletop show.  Everything is set up and looking exactly as you wanted and you are ready to go!  The only problem?  You’ve got some time to kill before the speaker is done and … Continue reading →
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  • University of Oregon Slaps Student With Five Conduct Charges Over Four Words

    Tim Cushing
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:45 am
    Ah, college. The embodiment of the open exchange of opinions and ideas, where today's youth go expand not only their horizons but their worldview. In this hopelessly idealistic portrayal, today's teens would grow into adults ready to face a world that isn't nearly as pleasant as previously indicated. In reality, many colleges are helicopter parents who believe the right to never be offended is guaranteed by the Constitution or, failing that, by a set of restrictive policies paired with disproportionate penalties. In reality, four words can get you five conduct charges. Here are the four…
  • The Judicial System's Blessing Of Police Use Of Excessive Force Makes It Nearly Impossible To Hold Bad Cops Accountable

    Tim Cushing
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:41 pm
    It's not just the thin blue line insulating bad cops from accountability, it's the entire judicial system. From lower-level judges treating statements from police with amazing amounts of credulity even in the face of past misconduct or contradictory recordings to the nation's top court, the judiciary branch, giving police officers built-in defenses that far exceed those available to the public. An op-ed by Edwin Chemerinsky (lawyer and Dean of Law at the University of California, Irvine) notes that recent decisions by the Supreme Court have put even more distance between bad cops and…
  • DailyDirt: Skynet Is Just A Little Behind Schedule...

    Michael Ho
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Artificial intelligence projects are making significant progress (even though humans seem to keep moving the goalposts for what qualifies as AI). We haven't created any self-conscious computers yet, but some chips and software are more closely mimicking how the human brain works. There still isn't much agreement on how to measure intelligence, though if researchers just continue working on different approaches to creating thinking machines, maybe we'll figure out more about both ourselves and how to make computers learn and interact like people. A project called Learn EVerything about…
  • Health And Human Services Ex-Cybersecurity Director Convicted Of Kiddy Porn

    Timothy Geigner
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:12 pm
    There seems to be someone asleep at the wheel in the federal government's HR department, given how many questionable people have been put in high profile/high responsibility security positions. Kieth Alexander, uber-Patriot, locked his cyber-security expertise up with a patent. The White House's cyber-security guy can't wait to tell you how little he knows about his job. Homeland Security's former Inspector General was accused of a ridiculously long list of questionable behavior (in addition to having no qualifications for the job). And now, ex-director of cybersecurity for the U.S.
  • Bingo!... Is Not Patentable Just Because You Put It On The Internet

    Mike Masnick
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Another day, another story of stupid software patents getting stomped out of existence thanks to the Supreme Court's Alice v. CLS Bank ruling. As we've been noting, this ruling is looking like it's going to invalidate a ton of software patents (and that's a good thing). The latest one dumped was an attempt to patent bingo online. Yes, bingo. The lower court had already rejected the patent using previous Supreme Court rulings against patenting "abstract ideas." Now, with the Alice ruling in hand, the Appeals Court for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) completed the stomping out of the bingo patent.
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Two German Ladies Make An Eco-IT Bag In Poland...

    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    ...And maybe there is a revolution in that.Computers are the new social currency, and how we carry them around is as much our status as our choice between iOS and XP. Tatjana, from Germany, is the associate of mySTid and partner of Samka, the CEO of an innovative computer bag company based in Germany. Tatjana and Samka had been friends for years and lamented the inability to find trendy and sustainable bags for their busy corporate more
  • Startup Diaries: From Farm Life to Glam Life

    Guest Author
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    SkinYoga is the brainchild of sister-trio: Radhika, Jagriti and Deepika. They were born in West Bengal in India and grew up in a 20-acre farm in Gujarat where they grew their own vegetables and milked the cows for their daily dairy. Later, they moved to other countries in order to pursue their respective college degrees. The transition from farm life to the concrete city life inspired them to create SkinYoga and to share with the world the importance of leading a yogic more
  • Network to Net-Give?

    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    How do you decide which of those invitations to networking events, to accept? Alyssa Jade McDonald more
  • A Look into the Educational Technology Field: Kate Lewis, Commercial Director at Frog

    Adriana Galue
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Frog is a leading education technology solutions provider. Kate Lewis, Frog's Commercial Director kindly talked to Adriana Galue of her rise in becoming one of the leading figures at Frog, within an industry almost entirely dominated by men. With her vast experience spanning across several countries and working for some of the sector’s biggest businesses, Kate has helped shape a company that now has an annual revenue of £9.5m, offering learning tools to over 12million students, teachers and parents worldwide. read more
  • On A Mission To Economically Empower Women And Girls

    Estelle Ah-Kiow
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Estelle Ah-Kiow writes...For Farah Mohamed, creating G(irls)20 was a natural way to blend her passion for the economic empowerment of women and girls with her vast experience in the political more
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  • Mourning Beard

    C.K. Sample III
    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…
  • I used to blog

    C.K. Sample III
    1 Jan 2014 | 7:24 pm
    I don’t really do much blogging anymore. 2013 was sparse. 15 posts. I use Twitter and Flickr more than anything else. I archive all that here too, via the Lifestream section of the site, so if Twitter dies, I still have a copy of all the ephemera I’ve tweeted.UPDATE: Well, turds. It appears my tweets stopped being archived in here in early June. That. Sucks. ANOTHER UPDATE: Whew! Duplicate tweets stored here. I used to be a professional blogger. Now I’m a professional who only occasionally blogs. Odd. Anyway, it’s just something I’ve thought about a few times…
  • Innotech 2013: Resetting Your Mobile Strategy for Convergence in 2014 #mobilesociety

    C.K. Sample III
    16 Oct 2013 | 9:22 am
    I just finished giving a presentation to a room of about 30 people at Innotech 2013. The slideshow for the presentation are above, and we shot video of the event, which I will post later after it is edited, uploaded etc. UPDATE: Here’s some video of my talk:
  • Baby Girl Sample 12 weeks 3 days Sonogram

    C.K. Sample III
    14 Jul 2013 | 7:31 am
    Baby Girl Sample 12 weeks 3 days Sonogram, a set on Flickr. Here’s a set of pictures and videos from our sonogram this past week on Thursday. We know she’s a girl and not at risk for various genetic abnormalities thanks to a new blood test that Kristin took before the sonogram. The videos are great, as she’s moving and kicking around. She’s currently the size of one of the small action figures that Jackson plays with. It’s crazy how much more detailed these things are just about 4 years after when we had all this done for Jackson. We have some names in the works,…
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  • How the Cloud is Reshaping Virtual Desktops

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Discover the benefits of independence from your physical desktop computer infrastructure.Desktop computing has become an increased cost burden for IT, and a source of frustration for tech-savvy users who expect more flexibility. Cloud-hosted desktops enable companies to mitigate the complexity placed on IT while reducing the risks associated with lost or stolen devices, all at a reduced TCO.Request Free!
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    20 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The iPad CTO Kit brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your IT Management related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your IT Management research:iPad Tips and Tricks - A Guide for Executives and ManagersApplication Release Automation with Zero-Touch DeploymentTaking Your Enterprise Mobile: An Executive ChecklistThe Mobile Strategy Video Series The Impact of Mobile on Business and ITRequest Free!
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    20 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Information Security research:Citrix NetScaler: A Powerful Defense against Denial of Service AttacksPC Security Handbook - 2nd EditionMagic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management as a ServiceAdapting Security to the CloudRequest Free!
  • 5 Proven Ways to Motivate and Retain Your Technology Team

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Staff retention grows harder and harder with every new generation. With the old tried and true system of incentives not nearly as effective as it once was, it's time to start thinking beyond the norm. This guide breaks down five key areas for retaining your tech staff:The work environmentEducationHardware/software programsPerks of hard workRecognitionWhen your staff understands the extent at which you are willing to go to keep them around, they will repay you with hard work and loyalty.Request Free!
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    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!
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  • Context-Aware Collaboration: Turning Field Service Workers into Knowledge Workers

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Many enterprises, however, have yet to use these services to improve internal operations, such as field service, and other elements of their workforce management solutions. Integrating context-aware services with modern collaboration capabilities can help organizations improve the way they share ideas, resolve issues and improve customer service.Request Free!
  • How to Protect Your Brand in Social Media

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    The very characteristics that make social media incredibly appealing to consumers are the same ones that make it ripe for scammers seeking to exploit the value and power of established brands. It's not unusual for fans and consumers to be exposed to something new every day, whether a promotion, contest, fan page or enticing content. And, without much history to signal what is genuine and what is not, consumers find themselves at risk of being hoodwinked by brand impersonators, malicious account spoofers and counterfeiters.This white paper offers best practices for protecting your brand--and…
  • The Social Hunger: Why Your Audience Feasts on Social Integration

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Your audience craves social media. How do we know? We asked hundreds of people about their attitudes, opinions, and beliefs when it comes to brands integrating social media into their marketing efforts. Universally, the data supports what we've already seen in action: consumers want to engage with brands that integrate social media, and they prefer to do business with social brands. How can your brand satisfy this insatiable appetite? Download The Social Hunger to learn:The principles you can use today to build your social media strategy.What you can do to increase customer engagement as well…
  • The State of Enterprise Social Marketing Report

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Marketing on social media is now an imperative for companies seeking to stay relevant to consumers and potential customers. But little research has been conducted to learn how the most profitable brands and companies approach, execute and measure social marketing.In Q1 2014, Spredfast commissioned research from Forrester Consulting to uncover insights on the state of enterprise social marketing programs at the biggest companies across the U.S. and Western Europe. With input from 160 Director-level or above leaders in companies with $1 Billion or above in revenue, this first-of-its-kind…
  • Building Your Brand on the Big 6 Networks

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    You can't build a strong social brand for your clients without a deep understanding of Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. “6 Blueprints for Social Network Success” puts valuable structure around the best practices for each of these very different networks.By mining these blueprints, you can help your clients:Gain quick wins on any of the Big 6 networksUnderstand how content needs and audience expectations vary from network to networkMatch social strategies and client goals to the right social networksDownload this tip sheet and start building a stronger social…
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  • Kate Spade Hello Tokyo Collection Take Cues from Japanese Culture

    Chip Chick Staff
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Kate Spade has a brand new collection out, and it’s ready to take you on a fashionable whirlwind tour of Tokyo. The new accessories take cues from Japanese culture, or, maybe more accurately, things associated with Japan. But look, Hello Kitty is probably not on that list. Some, including Bloomberg, have remarked upon the similarities between Kate Spade’s new cat handbag and Hello Kitty. Nah. The Kate Spade collection looks to be more generally based on Japanese culture than any specific brand or character. And, one fixture of that culture is Maneki-neko, the waving cat that…
  • Simplicam First Home Monitoring System to feature Face Detection

    Chance Kinney
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The world has yet another home monitoring system. Fortunately, every new camera that comes out seems to be more user-friendly. Simplicam is no different, offering you home monitoring from anywhere, while making sure that the only alerts you receive are the relevant ones. Like other home monitoring cameras like Dropcam, Simplicam is a small camera that streams a secure, live feed that you can access with an app (the Closeli app) or browser. The streaming video is in 720p, and the camera is capable of night vision. Motion and sound detection is also there, with custom alerts going to your…
  • Eclipse Antenna Brings Back Free TV Channels to the Masses

    Chance Kinney
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Analog television is dead, but television antennas sure aren’t. Anyone with a modern television can grab an antenna and still pick up network television the good old fashioned, free way. If it means less money going to cable companies, that has to be a good thing, right? One such antenna is the Eclipse from Antennas Direct. The Eclipse can pull in digital HDTV network signals from over the air, giving you all of your local network stations for free. Granted, you still need to live close enough to those local networks’ broadcast towers—specifically, within 35 miles, the…
  • Ralph Lauren Takes a Stab at Wearables with Polo Tech Shirt

    Andrea Smith
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    Ralph Lauren unveiled its latest lifestyle fashion Monday and it didn’t take place on a runway. Instead, the new high performance Polo Tech shirt debuted on opening day of the US Open in NY. Some of the ball boys at the two-week tournament will be wearing smart black compression shirts capable of monitoring their biometric data. This marriage of fashion and tech is a partnership between Ralph Lauren, which designed the shirts, and OMSignal which provided the biometric tech know-how. The compression shirt is basically a black, nylon tee shirt like you might see someone wearing at the…
  • Classic Michael Keaton Batman Batarangs Available

    Chip Chick Staff
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Go get yourself some Batarangs. No justification needed for Batarangs. Hollywood Collectibles Group has a limited edition set of three Batarangs for sale, with just 100 units available. Of course, these aren’t just any Batarangs. These are throwbacks to the Keaton Batman movies, with two Batarangs that were used in Batman (Jack Nicholson Joker) and one with an LED display that was used in Batman Returns (Danny DeVito Penguin). All three are mounted on a display stand, but you can detach each one if you want to do inadvisable things with them. The Batman and Batman Returns Batarang…
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  • TOP 15 IT certification preparation resources

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    IT is the profession of the future and has emerged as the top rates choice for the youth of today. In order to rise to the desired level of excellence in this field, globally accepted certifications have become crucial. Although there are many vendors who are self-proclaimed experts for providing such certifications, their programs and qualifications do not stand a chance. Hence what is required is a comprehensive list of such vendors who provide authentic training and can vouch for their credentials. We have put together a list of 15 vendors who have approved track record. They have…
  • Celebrate Independence Day with Twitter Chat on #BrandIndia

    14 Aug 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Simplify360 has planned to celebrate India’s Independence in a unique way. The company is doing a Twitter chat today at 3 PM themed “#BrandIndia with Bhupendra”. Bhupendra, CEO for Simplify360, is talking to some prominent brand experts from around the World regarding India as a brand. The topics to be covered are: 1. How is #BrandIndia today? 2. What did India as a nation missed in last 6 decades? 3. How to build India as a brand of trust and quality? 4. #BrandIndia should be about people or product 5. Role MNC and foreigners play in building Brand India and more. The panel…
  • IBM unveils chip that emulates human brain

    10 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
      The International Business Machines Corporation or IBM is an American consulting corporation and a multination technological enterprise.  It is headquartered in Armonk, New York. IBM not only markets but also manufactures computer software and hardware and also provides infrastructure, consulting and hosting services in various areas starting from mainframe computers up to nanotechnology. Recently, IBM revealed a computer chip which is about the size of a postage stamp and is claimed to spur up the functions of the synapses, neurons and other characteristics of the brain to carry out…
  • Microsoft wants to change the way you see your smartphone’s screen

    10 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    According to Hong Tan who is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research Asia, we should not limit ourselves only to sliding across and tapping our fingers on the screen for interaction with others through tablets or smartphones. Microsoft is working to build a touchscreen technology for all mobile devices which would cater to different sensations based on whatever you type. To give an example, if you are typing on the touchscreen keypad, you will get the feel very similar to when you press a key. Also while you drag or move a file or a group of them, anywhere on your mobile device’s home…
  • What Google Employees Learn in ‘Search Inside Yourself’ Course:

    10 Aug 2014 | 11:27 am
    ‘Search Inside Yourself’ is a new search program at Google. The program lets you search inside yourself so you can find yourself. This is a free course from Google. The program is specially designed for Google’s employee to teach them emotional intellectuality through meditation. This is a pragmatic meditation procedure which you can use wherever you want. Chade-Meng Tan who teaches the course is one of Google’s earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer.  Meng, the representative of world’s gigantic search engine offers this practical procedure for enhancing…
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  • Effective Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:52 am
    Effective is an elegant magazine-type template for Blogger that’s fully responsive. Its dark background makes it easy for your visitors to browse through your content without tiring out their eyes, plus its many features allow you to pack in as much relevant content as you like on your pages. Some of Effective’s features include: 2 columns jQuery slider Dropdown menus 468×60 header banner Related posts Minimalist layout 3-column footer Tabbed widgets 1 sidebar Top navigation bar Web 2.0 Featured section You can find instructions on installing and customizing your template…
  • Simplex Reporter Blogger Responsive Template

    Carmela Maraan
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Simplex Reporter template for Blogger is one of Simplex Designs best templates to date. It’s primarily created for magazine and newsportal-type blogs, but you can also try using it for your personal site, if you update it daily and use plenty of photos or images. This responsive template is optimized for both desktop and mobile use, and its images automatically resize without any distortion or changes to the scale. Its clean design and layout will allow you to pack as much information on your homepage without making it look cluttered, with a vibrant red-black-and-white color scheme that…
  • Belastic Responsive Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    This magazine-style template for Blogger will surely catch your visitors’ eye. Belastic Responsive template is a free template that maximizes space while managing to look sleek and professional. Its color scheme is bold and vibrant, with predominantly black-and-white sections highlighted with red-orange accents. It also has an image section that allows you to showcase your photos and images, so you can also use this template as a gallery. Belastic contains several sections where you can feature your most important links, including a featured posts and popular posts section. It also has…
  • Financial Free Blogger Template

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

    Carmela Maraan
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am
    It was the goofy name that caught my attention, though its entire look is quite elegant. Snortly Blogger Template by PinklyTemplates has just been launched, and is perfect for photography and portfolio blogs. It features stylish widgets and professional fonts, plus a threaded commenting system and three-column footer. It’s clean and simple, with a bold transparent gray header and grid-type homepage that displays six of your latest posts. It can also display popular posts in the footer, and is optimized for Facebook. Because of its minimalist layout, your photos and images stand out…
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  • Gionee Unveils the GPad G5 – 1.5GHz, 5.5-inch, 8 MP Camera for Rs. 14,999

    Radu Tyrsina
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:32 am
    Gionee has announced the GPad G5 smartphone in India, and despite the fact that its name resembles the one of a tablet, we’re talking about a phablet here. The smartphone is available for a price of Rs. 14,999, which is about $250, and thus joins the mid-range market of smartphones. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Wirelessly Trigger Actions on Your Phone, Tablet or PC with V.BTTN

    Radu Tyrsina
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    The V.BTTN is touted as the world’s first wearable button that can be completely customized to your needs. You have to pair it with a Bluetooth LE 4.0 compatible smartphone, tablet or PC, and then it can be programmed to ‘remotely trigger any action that can be imagined’. V.BTTN is a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dropbox Pro Now Offers 1TB for $9.99/month, Adds Many Advanced Features

    Manish Singh
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    The cloud war is getting more competitive — Box, Google Drive, and OneDrive recently upped their storage offerings and slashed their prices, and today, Dropbox also revised its pricing structure. Instead of focusing on three plans, the company is now offering just one plan of $9.99 a month... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Use Signals Chrome Add-on to Know When Someone Opens Your Emails

    Radu Tyrsina
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    We send dozens of emails during a week, and whenever we don’t get that desired answer as fast as we want, we wonder what happened. So, instead of having to worry about this, and having to re-send emails or digg in your archive, there’s a tool that at lease lets you have the peace of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 64-Bit Chrome Version for Windows Now in the Stable Channel [Download]

    Radu Tyrsina
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    Google has finally released a 64-bit stable version of its Chrome browser for Windows systems. Version 37 of Chrome brings it to the mainstream, as the 64-bit support has been in testing since June. By using the 64-bit version, Windows users get speed, security, and stability. Also, according to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 5 Tips on Writing an SEO-Friendly Blog Post

    Caroline Prince
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:37 am
    It has been well established that SEO is just as essential to a blog writer as it to is to a website content writer. If your blog content is not garnering a good readership despite the high quality of content in the post, it could mean that search engines are not finding your blog. On the other hand, sacrificing quality for the sake of SEO is not prudent, either. Ideally, striking the balance between quality and SEO would not only open your blog post to discovery, but can even lead to and sustain a loyal readership. Here are a few tips you can follow to make your blog post SEO-friendly: 1. It…
  • Our Exhibition Stall in mBillionth

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

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

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

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

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:24 am
    Via CrackBerry: It would seem as though the floodgates have REALLY opened up on the BlackBerry Passport and the device is popping up all over the place. This time around, to go along with the typical photos of the device, has given the BlackBerry Passport a look in a 28 minute long video, along with putting its camera and video camera to the test. Almost 28 minutes of Passport goodness - in Czech, which you may not understand. However, even without knowledge of the Czech language, that's still 28 minutes of Passport goodness. I really, really want this device.
  • What happened to Motorola

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Getting outflanked by tech upstarts, hacked in two by a fearsome corporate raider, and finally taken over in part by a Chinese company that exists largely because of the world Motorola made for it: Such a fate would have been unthinkable 20 years ago. Motorola was then one of America's greatest companies, having racked up a stunning record of innovation that continually spawned new businesses, which in turn created enormous wealth. Motorola had the vision to invest in China long before most multinational companies. It even developed Six Sigma, a rigorous process for improving quality that…
  • Apple reportedly working on 12.9-inch iPad

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    Apple is developing a larger iPad with a 12.9-inch display that it plans to begin manufacturing early next year, according to Bloomberg. It's not stated when the larger iPad will actually be released, but reports have swirled around the development of an iPad at this size for about a year now, so it's quite possible that it's finally headed toward a launch. Apple's existing iPads, the Air and the mini, have 9.7- and 7.9-inch displays. At 12.9 inches, this purported iPad would be closer in size to a laptop, like the MacBook Air. A little birdie has provided us with an exclusive photo of the…
  • The world's best mobile OS?

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    How do you determine what makes a good OS? What makes iOS vs. Android or Windows Phone vs. BB10, or any other such comparison not just about the fanboyism? Is it even possible to arrive at a scientific conclusion to this question? If we look at entire ecosystems, Android and iOS are obvious choices for buyers because of the sheer amount of apps they have available. However, what's that got to do with an answer to the question, "What's the best designed OS out of the box?" Not going to spoil it for you.
  • MenuetOS 0.99.71 released

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    A new version of MenuetOS has been released. Updates and improvements (httpc, ehci, picview, memcheck, menu, wallpaper, ohci, uhci, maps/streetview, icons, dhcp, freeform window, smp threads, smp init, onscreen keyboard, utf8 support, tcp/ip, keyboard layouts: western, cyrillic, hebrew, greek) MenuetOS is open source (MIT) and written entirely in 32/64 bit assembly. It's important to note that development is focused entirely on the 64bit version.
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  • Bowers & Wilkins CM Series (S2) Loudspeakers

    Brian Mitchell
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Bowers & Wilkins announced a new CM Series (S2) line of home loudspeakers, priced from $1,100 to $4,000 a pair. The entire line now includes a Decoupled Double Dome tweeter, while the CM10 S2 and the completely new CM6 S2 boast tweeter-on-top technology for an even more engaging performance. Bowers & Wilkins Double Dome tweeters use […]
  • Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury gaming mouse Review

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    If there’s any company that understands Darwin’s theory of evolution, it’s Logitech. The industrial design team there is relentless in its pursuit of a better gaming mouse. The latest fruit of their labor? The Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury, a wired gaming mouse with a serious speeding problem. The G402 is special in the sense that […]
  • TomTom GO 500 Review

    Digital Trends
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    TomTom has the edge in terms of map accuracy and traffic information repeatedly besting Waze and other services. But many drivers will turn to free smartphones alternatives anyway. (7 out of 10) Pros Reliable maps Excellent traffic information Cons Smaller icons make interface trickier Smart phone required for traffic info The trouble with navigation […]
  • Lenovo C260 Review

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    If there are two things to be said about the Lenovo C260 Touch, it’s that it’s inexpensive and space-saving. But beyond that, there’s not much else to say about this all-in-one PC. Priced at around $479 (about £302, AU$538), the C260 is relatively affordable, and houses some decent components for the price. […]
  • Simaudio Moon Neo 260D CD Transport/DAC Review

    Home Theater Review
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    (5 out of 5) Performance (4 out of 5) Value For over three decades, Canada-based Simaudio has been designing and manufacturing very well-built and high-performing electronics. Over the years, I have heard many Simaudio pieces at various CES events and in friends’ stereo systems. However, I have never had a piece of their equipment in […]
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  • Wakie: The app and social network for giving and receiving real live wake up calls

    Deepesh Agarwal
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Are you the kind of person who loves getting wake-up calls when you stay at hotels, and wish you could bring that experience into your everyday life? Now there’s an app for that: Wakie is a free mobile app that brings together a social network of friendly strangers from all over the world to give each other wake up calls. It’s a great system; in the morning it’s easy to hit a snooze button every nine minutes until you’re late for work, but suddenly speaking with a kind person you don’t know really motivates you to become alert so you can speak with them at least somewhat…
  • Cell Phone Jammers: Next-Gen Security Tech For Jamming Cellphone Use In Prisons

    Deepesh Agarwal
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Cell phones are not allowed in Prisons cause some of the most dangerous plans can be made after being aided with this communication device. But some of these prisoners manage to smuggle cell phones within a Jail by clever means however something even cleverer can now help in checking these unwanted communications. When prisoners get access to cell phones, they can manage to send and receive information through a series of facilities available via the mobile phone; these are calls, texts, social media, E-mails and Internet. Nowadays we have various facilities to check the use of cell phones in…
  • [Infographic] Everything About Raspberry Pi

    Deepesh Agarwal
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:33 am
  • Windows 9 Codename Threshold Technical Preview Expected To Release Next Month

    Deepesh Agarwal
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    After some convincing internal builds leaks of Windows 9, we are now hearing rumors that Microsoft is working feverishly towards a release of "Windows Threshold Technical Preview" next month following the earlier announced rapid-release cycle schedule for Windows OS. The newest feature to make it's way into current builds of "Windows 9" would be the ability to upgrade "Windows builds" with a single-click without requiring a complete re-installation of the OS as needed with older Windows OS's.
  • iRBeacon - The All-In-One Remote On Your Smart Phone

    Deepesh Agarwal
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:40 am
    While remote-controls are meant to provide you all the comfort you want, it gets difficult to manage all those multitude of remote-controls and the solution itself becomes the problem!! With increasing number of remote-controlled utilities like TV, AC, Audio-System, Media-Player, CableTV Box etc., it makes perfect sense to invest into a solution which enables us to control all these from a single place from the comfort of our mobile phones. iRBeacon - is the cost-effective solution will be the universal remote for the smarter home. The iRBeacon is the first step towards an intelligent home.
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    Rex Hammock's RexBlog

  • The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is Fun(d)raising at its Finest

    Rex Hammock
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Forgive me, but you’ll find at the bottom of this post yet another Ice Bucket Challenge video. I was on vacation and somewhat off the grid a couple of weeks ago when the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Ice Bucket Challenge meme hit, so I wasn’t quite sure what the shout-out from Hammock president John Lavey was all about when it hit my in-box. By the time I could get around to responding to his challenge, the meme had grown to epic status. How epic? Today (August 24, 2014), the ice bucket full of contributions being poured onto the ALS Association has crossed the $70 million…
  • The Story-telling Power of Maps

    Rex Hammock
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    I continue to be amazed by the story-telling power of maps. This New York Times interactive map of recent fighter jet and drone strikes in northern Iraq makes me wonder how the use of visualized data used by news media in the form of maps would have changed the way people understood, in real-time, previous wars and conflicts. Yes, social media is changing the face of journalism, but so is data-driven journalism and visualized data of this quality. (Not to be confused with the lack of quality found in the vast majority marketing-oriented infographics.) A couple of weeks ago, for the Hammock…
  • Robin Williams, RIP

    Rex Hammock
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    Six years ago, I wrote a blog post about “Why I’m Mourning Michael Jackson’s Death” in which I said this: “I think we all get crazy in our obsession with the deaths of someone like Michael Jackson because he was there, singing in the background, when we experienced so many things we hold dear. The music is still there. The memories are still there. But if Michael Jackson can die, does that mean a part of us dies with him? I think that’s what we mourn. Two years ago, I tweeted this about Whitney Houston: When someone whose music has been part of your…
  • Gonenett

    Rex Hammock
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Today, the company that owns the former hometown newspaper of Nashville and 80 other cities in the U.S. announced its plans to split into two companies. (1) Gannett Good Stuff Inc. and  (2) Gannett Bad Stuff Inc. Gannett Good Stuff will be lots of TV stations and internet companies like and Gannett Bad Stuff will be 81 former local newspapers that will continue their transition into local delivery van companies specializing in distributing bundled advertising circulars to the front doors of local residents each Sunday morning. The rest of the week, the vans…
  • The NYT’s Chronicle: A Timeline of the Usage of Words & Phrases

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

  • Microsoft Removes Windows 8.1 August Update For Causing Black Screen at Boot Error

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Microsoft released Windows 8.1 August Update (also called Windows 8.1 Update 2 or Windows 8.1 August 2014 Update) this month. August Update was stated to bring many new improvements and features to Windows 8.1 Update 1. Details about the new features and improvements are at the bottom of this post. But it seems all didn’t went well for some users who installed this update. After installing this update, some Windows 8.1 users complained of a Black Screen at Boot. Microsoft acknowledging the issue and withdrew all the four patches that were part of the August Update. The four patches…
  • Best Free Duplicate File Finder For Windows

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Duplicate files may seem harmless to many computer users. If only users knew that these files causes more trouble than good. They eat up hard disk space and system resources, further slowing down your computer. Before you will even know, your large 1 TB or more hard disk space gets filled up. All of these unneeded files causes chaos and increases disorganization in your computer system. Recently, I started facing this inevitable issue myself. My hard disks, (internal and external, which is more than 6 TB in total) got filled up with files. As happens to any user having tons of disk space, I…
  • Microsoft Windows 9 May Be Offered Free To Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP Users?

    SK Mezanul Haque
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    Earlier we heard the rumor about Microsoft offering Windows 9 (aka Windows Threshold) to Windows 8 users free of cost. Now another rumor is brewing about Windows 9, the successor of Windows 8.1. Rumor is, Microsoft may go as far as offering Windows 9 free upgrade to Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 users? Expected to land in spring 2015, Windows 9 is now one of the most anticipated Windows next edition. Microsoft is also expected to offer a minor update, dubbed Update 2 to all Windows 8.1 Update 1 users. According to a blog post by ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Windows 8.1 Update 2 will be in…
  • How to Download Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Now

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

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

  • How to Sell your Music on the Internet

    Amit Agarwal
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:10 am
    It is now easier than ever before to sell your music to a worldwide audience. I’ve been a musician since childhood, and while education, travel and then working for a living got in the way of my dream of becoming a guitar hero, I have never given up hope. Indeed, I’ve spent the last couple of years writing and recording an eclectic mix of songs. The next obvious step was to find some way to get them heard, which is where the advent of social media came into its own. Where to Sell your Music Online While MySpace is something of a musical backwater these days, despite Justin…
  • How to Load Disqus Comments on Click

    Amit Agarwal
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    The comments on my website are powered by Disqus, the most popular commenting platform that offers a lot more features than what the native commenting engines of Blogger or WordPress have to offer. For instance, Disqus lets me moderate discussions or reply to comments via email itself and commenters can use their existing Facebook or Twitter accounts to sign-in for commenting on web pages. The Disqus widget is loaded asynchronously meaning it downloads the JavaScript in parallel and would not therefore impact the load time of your web pages. That said, the widget still adds lot of…
  • How do you Make Money on the Internet

    Amit Agarwal
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    You may have a well-paying job but it wouldn’t hurt if you can earn a few extra dollars every month utilizing the knowledge and skills that you already have. There are no shortcuts but if you ready to put in the effort and time, here are some “legitimate” ways to help you make money on the Internet. 25 Ways to Make Money on the Internet Start a website or a blog and earn revenue through advertising networks like Google AdSense and BuySellAds. You can even sell your own ads directly through Google DFP. Launch a curated email newsletter using MailChimp and find sponsors or…
  • How to Easily Recognize Web Colors from RGB Codes

    Amit Agarwal
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    If you’ve ever customized the design of your HTML website, or tried changing the background color of your social profiles, you’ve probably encountered Hexadecimal color codes. These are a string of 6 characters – like “0066FF” – that you know represent colors but we rarely make the effort to understand them. Here is a simple guide to help you recognize web colors more quickly from their RGB codes. No more guessing or consulting the color palettes. In a typical web representation #RRGGBB, the first 2 digits denote red, the second 2 digital are for green and…
  • How to Send Out of Office Replies in Twitter

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:10 am
    Twitter, for many, has become a preferred medium of communication. Your email messages may never get read or, in the worst case, may get caught in the Spam folder but tweets and @mentions are very likely to get noticed. When you are travelling or going on a vacation, with limited access to the Internet, you often create an “out of office” reply in your email program to let people know that you won’t be able to respond to them right away. How about doing something similar for people who are trying to reach you through Twitter? What will the Twitter Auto-Responder do Unlike…
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    Wardell Design Blog

  • 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
  • The Basics of Awesome Product Photography

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

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

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

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    So-called deceptive “crap apps” have always plagued the Windows Store. But now, Microsoft appears to be finally ready to do something about them. In a blog post late Wednesday, Microsoft said that it had removed 1,500 deceptively named apps as part of a policy shift to crack down on developers “trying to game the system with misleading titles or descriptions,” the company said. A year ago, Microsoft publicly said that the Windows Store has more than 100,000 apps, and it’s unlikely that that number has climbed higher than 200,000 apps by now. But as far back as Oct. 2012—before…
  • Samsung outs the Gear S, a curved Tizen smartwatch that doesn't need your phone

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
    Also revealed: The Gear Circle, Bluetooth headphones that double as a necklace.
  • HTC One Remix review: A pricey mid-range phone that's worth the splurge

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    It's pricier than some other mid-range devices out there, but you can hardly tell with all the premium features it's packed with.
  • The 10 best laptops of 2014 (so far)

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    We’re more than seven full months into 2014, and with back-to-school shopping season underway and the holidays looming, it’s a perfect time to take stock of the year in laptops thus far. We’ve seen some impressive gaming rigs, super-thin Ultrabooks, tons of clamshells with touchscreens, high-resolution everything, the rise of Haswell-class Core chips, and a surprising uptick in Chromebooks—although no Google-powered machines made it into this top list. Expect a few more surprises from laptop makers as we approach the end of the year, but here’s a look at what’s impressed us the…
  • 6 powerful Google Apps features you're probably not using

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Google Drive apps are loved for their simplicity and ease of use, but don’t let that fool you. There’s a whole lot of power locked up in these web apps. And while we’d never put the suite on a par with Microsoft Office, there are some impressive features in Docs, Sheets, and Slides that you’ve likely overlooked. We’ve highlighted some of the newest features and hidden gems that can help save you time and anguish and create documents that are sure to impress your professors, colleagues, and most importantly, your boss.Docs has research power In our mostly paperless world text is…
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    Data Connections

  • Getting to Know Cassandra

    Jeff Reser
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    Today’s data-driven world is both a blessing and a curse for IT managers. While Big Data makes it possible to solve business challenges, turning information from different sources into actionable insight can be a real challenge. How do you keep your organization moving forward, but still keep things simple for IT?  With the emergence of open source database management systems like Apache Cassandra, data connectivity is evolving to meet requirements for speed and consistency — and returning some normalcy to IT managers. Cassandra is a NoSQL data store that’s architected for real-time…
  • MongoDB, Cassandra, APIs Oh My! Let’s Talk Data at Progress Exchange

    Jeff Reser
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    45 days to go until Progress Exchange 2014, and our team at Progress DataDirect can’t wait! This year, Progress’ annual partner and customer conference will take place October 6-8 in Orlando, FL. If you attended last year’s event in Boston, you probably remember lots of orange, sparks everywhere and news of significant updates to our Pacific PaaS solution. The focus this year is to demonstrate just how far we’ve progressed (no pun intended) since then! We’ll be talking next generation application development, and all that encompasses – from mobile, to data connectivity, to cloud,…
  • Enhanced Access to Your Solutions

    Greg Stasko
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Many powerful vertical solutions are now available on the platform via the AppExchange – For ITSM (IT Service Management), there is BMC’s Remedyforce. Navatar Group offers Financial Services solutions, and ERP and accounting solutions are available from FinancialForce and RootStock. Veeva offers a CRM solution for the life sciences, to highlight just a few. Standard Remedyforce Dashboard solutions provide varying capabilities when it comes to reporting or analytics. Being based on the platform, the integrated reporting or analytics will likely be…
  • How to Tame Your Raw Data with Easyl + Tableau

    Dion Picco
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    Manually building sales reports, performance dashboards and lead analyses can be a productivity killer. Not only does it take time to compile what you need from multiple data sources, but once you’ve gone through the initial process you have to redo it all over again the next time you need a report. Wouldn’t it be nice to get a comprehensive view of customer activity and sales, across different data sources, and in a single dashboard that’s easy to use and update in real-time? With DataDirect and Tableau, you can do just that. During a recent webinar we co-hosted with Dustin…
  • New Tableau to MongoDB ODBC connection that respects NoSQL data

    Sumit Sarkar
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    Tableau analysts may or may not know about the challenges in exposing NoSQL data sources, such as MongoDB, to data visualization tools like Tableau, Qlikview, Spotfire, Microstrategy, SAP Lumira, SAS, Birst, etc.  Progress DataDirect loves a good challenge and engineered the first reliable SQL connector to MongoDB using ODBC/JDBC.  Progress Software acquired the Modulus Node.js and MongoDB development platform, so we might know a thing or two about MongoDB data – rather than follow the widely unpopular flattened schema approach. Getting Started on reliable Tableau connectivity…
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  • ELITE Presentation Kit

    Daniel Lew
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The ELITE Presentation Kit is On FIRE! If you haven’t already picked up your copy of this, You should DO IT NOW! Click here to check it out! ELITE Presentation Kit is Professional and Flexible collection of 9 Multipurpose presentations kit that ready to solve your critical thing in your business in few minutes. Yes… [...]
  • FB Easy Suite Lifetime

    Daniel Lew
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It’s no secret anymore that Facebook marketing is AWESOME for business. No matter what niche you are in, online or offline, it is a game changer. But… To do it effectively can be time consuming and hard. Especially if you don’t know where to start. Now there is an EASY way to take care of [...]
  • Hand Drawn Whiteboard Megabundle

    Daniel Lew
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    You’ve probably seen the release of awesome new video production tools like VideoMakerFX and EasySketchPro. They have quickly become the top two selling products on JVZoo…of all time. …and really it’s not hard to see why–Whiteboard videos convert–up to 150% more than other video styles. But as awesome as those tools truly are, if you’re [...]
  • Simple CPA Profits 2

    Daniel Lew
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    Yeah, I know….. lame joke. But, still a TRUE one. While it may be fun finding really cheap stuff on the internet… it is damaging your business. Or If you don’t have one…just plain wasting your time.The web is full of BSOs (Bright Shiny Objects). They DISTRACT you from your goal. The reason you began looking for a [...]
  • Build Rank & Flip Amazon Review Sites

    Daniel Lew
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If you thought that the days of making small websites and making BIG profits was over, then you may want to think again. Tony has been building tiny Amazon product review sites and making as much as $10,454 in profit in as little as 6 months. He can build, rank and flip these sites with [...]
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    Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas


    itvibes tech
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Houston Web Design & Marketing Fresh prints is located at 4026 Trey Drive in the Bear Creek area. We specialize in meeting the printing needs of our great city and believe in the value of customer service with a local feel. Let Fresh Prints be your one stop shop for custom printing and personalized clothing. They have several colors and shirt selections to choose from. They aim to please so if you don’t see what you are looking for, tell them what you need and they will find it for you. T-Shirt printing has never been easier with their new custom design studio! You decide how your…
  • Stryker Directional

    itvibes tech
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Conroe Web Design & Marketing Stryker Energy Directional Services, proudly leading the drilling industry in performance, efficiency and integrity. Incorporated in 2010, their management group has over 100 years combined directional drilling experience which allows them to provide you with the application of some of the most extensive and accurate knowledge in the drilling industry. As they have progressed, and with the methods they employ, many of the problems encountered in drilling and producing oil economically have been answered. Nevertheless, controlling the well bore in such a…
  • How to Prevent Your Website from Driving Customers Away

    ITVibes Support
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Have you ever walked into a restaurant in Houston and thought, “I want out of here right now”? Maybe the décor wasn’t appropriate, hostess was rude, seats weren’t comfortable, or it was dirty and smelled badly. Same thing can happen with websites. No, they don’t emit foul odors, thankfully, but they can drive customers away. The goal for your company’s website is to attract and engage potential new clients. But some business websites are like bad restaurants, they send their customers right out the door and they never come back.  The last thing you want to do with online…

    itvibes tech
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Houston Web Design & Marketing About 20 years ago, Levin started a full service IT Company in Houston, Texas and over time he perfected the concept of the boutique IT business. Eventually he had around 30-35 customers, five employees, and was working out of his house. It was a small but efficient organization, very flexible, everything was monitored remotely, and he was delivering results to his clients. He was making a difference. About 20 years ago, Levin started a full service IT Company in Houston, Texas and over time he perfected the concept of the boutique IT business. Eventually…
  • ITVibes Honors Their Customers with Special Event

    ITVibes Support
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:20 pm
    ITVibes first Customer Appreciation Day was a fun, educational, and business networking event honoring our clients. It was held yesterday at The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce in their beautiful new building on Lakeside Blvd. The food was specially prepared by Chef Michael from Tomball and served in the Chamber’s distinguished new Lakeshore Board Room. Jill Cufr, ITVibes Content Manager, gave a presentation on Content Marketing – SEO & Blogging Tips. Following topics were discussed during the seminar: Importance of Content Writing, Knowing Your Target Audience, Keyphrase Research, SEO…
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  • Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition Goes Official

    Furqan Shahid
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:06 am
    This just in, the Chinese smartphone giant Huawei went ahead and somewhat announced Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition. It is basically the same as Huawei Ascend P7, but the major difference here is the fact that this smart phone comes with Sapphire display. For those who don’t know, Apple is also expected to release the iPhone 6 that will have Sapphire display as well. The phone will be making its debut in China pretty soon. Since China has been clearly mentioned and he haven’t heard about the countries, there are chances that other countries might not see the Ascend P7 Sapphire…
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Poses For Camera

    Furqan Shahid
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    Sony Xperia Z3 is still waiting for the official announcement, however, that didn’t stop the phone from appearing in front of the camera. The Xperia Z3 got fully disassembled and we got some looks on how the device will be looking. The Xperia Z3 looks somewhat similar to its younger sibling in looks. Some previous leak suggested that the Xperia Z3 will offer similar specs to the Xperia Z2 which was released in April, earlier this year. The phone is set to be revealed at IFA in Berlin, on 3rd September, later this year. The latest leak shows us the device from inside out and we can see…
  • Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Preview Pops Up

    Furqan Shahid
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
    Seems like Samsung wanted to be discrete and launched the Galaxy Mega 2 across several markets in Asia, this is not the first time since Samsung has done that. The phablet started appearing on several Asian websites and only recently, a preview of the Galaxy Mega 2 has appeared on a tech site that goes by the name DroidSans. The preview is very well done and gives us quite an insight of what the device packs and how good it is for is keeping the mid-range market in mind. Unlike the previous Galaxy Mega phablets, this one comes with no surprise. The name itself suggests a bigger screen and it…
  • HTC Desire 510 Goes Offical, Cheap LTE Offering

    Furqan Shahid
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    HTC just went official with Desire 510, a budget smart phone that offers LTE connectivity as well as 64 bit, Snapdragon 410 quad core processor. According to HTC, the desire 510 is company’s most affordable smart phone that has both the LTE and a 64 bit processor under the hood. HTC is currently busy promoting the Desire 510 and are gladly calling it the phone which can do everything you need it to, and for that, you won’t even have to pay the flagship price for it. It is fairly obvious that you can’t get a flagship phone without paying for the flagship price unless you are…
  • Amazon Buys Twitch for $970 Million

    Furqan Shahid
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The American international electronic commerce giant Amazon announced that it will be buying Twitch, the famous broadcasting service for gaming videos. The acquisition will cost Amazon a whooping $970 million in cash. Previously, we were hearing that Google will be buying Twitch but this acquisition was kind of a shot in the dark. However, let’s hope everything goes smooth with this acquisition and no hurdles are faced in the way. For those who don’t know what Twitch is, the video broadcasting service is insanely popular among the gamers from different communities. You can…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • New Project vs Resale – How To Pick Right Property Wisely?

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    While opting for buying your dream house, the dilemma of pursuing with a resale property or booking a house in a project always play hide and seek in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • VoIP Provides The Latest Communications Technology

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is the best means of clear communication from any place in the world and it also has Latest Communications... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Blogging

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    There were many reasons to put off starting a blog in the not-so-distant past, but times have changed. Gone are the days of needing to be an expert... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why We Should Use WordPress for Your Website?

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    WordPress was first launched in 2003. In those days, it was seen as a fairly simple (but still useful) CMS (Content managing system) for blogging... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SendInBlue Review – Easy Marketing Solution For Your Business

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The word “Marketing” applies for both small-scale, medium-scale and large-scale businesses. Without Marketing you’ll end up with a... [[ 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

  • Qualcomm May Face an EU Antitrust Investigation

    Sam Reynolds
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:38 am
    Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) may be facing an antitrust investigation from authorities in the European Union over allegations that it has abused its dominant market position, according to a report from Reuters. The complaint against Qualcomm in the EU comes as Qualcomm finds itself mired in an investigation from Chinese authorities over patent disputes and so-called abuse of its dominant position. Chinese authorities, likely under orders from Beijing to make the environment hostile to American Qualcomm, are investigating whether Qualcomm holds monopoly power over key mobile technologies by…
  • Zotac’s Zbox PI320 Pico Mini-PC Fits in Your Pocket

    Sam Reynolds
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:06 am
    Form factors for PCs are getting smaller and smaller, but Zotac’s new Zbox PI320 Pico pushes the form factor even further. Coming in at 4.54 x 2.6 x 0.75 inches, Zotac’s new Zbox is silent and small enough to fit in one’s pocket. Inside, it has an Atom Z3735F processor clocked at either 1.33 GHz or 1.83 GHz, 2 GB of DDR3L memory and 32 GB of Flash-based internal storage. For connectivity, it includes two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, MicroSD, and both Ethernet as well as 802.11 b.g.n Wi-Fi. “Zotac is a major innovator when it comes to miniaturizing the traditional PC. We…
  • Asus X99-E WS Motherboard Leaked

    Anshel Sag
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:59 pm
    As more and more X99 motherboards leak, it only made sense to release a portion of the trove of boards that haven’t already been announced or leaked. The Asus X99-E WS, a Bright Side of News* exclusive, is a particularly interesting one because it is Asus’ (TPE:2357) latest high performance motherboard for workstation users. Because X99 is an entirely new platform there are very likely going to be a lot of people searching for new workstation boards like the X99-E WS to upgrade their workstations. In terms of features, you get all the expected things like Haswell-E support, a…
  • Digital Storm Launches Bolt II Battle Box Titan Z Special Edition

    Ryan Glovinsky
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Digital Storm has launched the Bolt II Battle Box Titan Z Special Edition –  a Bolt II small form factor system designed specifically to meet Nvidia’s GeForce GTX Battle Box grade gaming standard. Rather than just upgrade the components in an existing system, Digital Storm redesigned the Bolt II to house the company’s new Hardline Cooling System. The custom liquid cooling components include a 240mm radiator, pump, and acrylic tubing that delivers vibrant yellow coolant to key components in the Bolt II’s tiny chassis. “Nvidia launched the GTX Battle Box Program to allow gamers to…
  • Instagram Launches New App ‘Hyperlapse’

    Matt Brodnick
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Earlier this week, the $1-billion Instagram introduced Hyperlapse, a simple and brilliant way to create timelapse videos on your phone. Like their original app, which currently has over 240 million users, Hyperlapse will initially only be available on iOS.  While multiple timelapse camera apps have already popped up in both mobile marketplaces, Hyperlapse sports a minimalist interface, as well as image stabilization for every frame. The effect is pretty eye-catching: This video posted by The Verge compares a raw shaky walking video with Adobe’s warp stabilizer, to the same video…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • New Project vs Resale – How To Pick Right Property Wisely?

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    While opting for buying your dream house, the dilemma of pursuing with a resale property or booking a house in a project always play hide and seek in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • VoIP Provides The Latest Communications Technology

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is the best means of clear communication from any place in the world and it also has Latest Communications... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Blogging

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    There were many reasons to put off starting a blog in the not-so-distant past, but times have changed. Gone are the days of needing to be an expert... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why We Should Use WordPress for Your Website?

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    WordPress was first launched in 2003. In those days, it was seen as a fairly simple (but still useful) CMS (Content managing system) for blogging... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SendInBlue Review – Easy Marketing Solution For Your Business

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The word “Marketing” applies for both small-scale, medium-scale and large-scale businesses. Without Marketing you’ll end up with a... [[ 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

  • What I’m Teaching Next Week at Photoshop World Vegas

    Terry White
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    photo by Jason Lykins It’s almost time for my favorite conference, Photoshop World! It’s time to head back to Las Vegas and I’m really looking forward to it. Not only do I get to see so many of you, but I’m psyched about teaching some updated classes. First up I’m teaching an updated “Intro to Adobe Muse CC” class. I did this class at Photoshop World in Atlanta and it went over great. This time I get to teach it on the brand new rewritten, 64bit native Mac/Win version. If you’ve always wanted to be able to create your own website, but…
  • I went with for all my web hosting needs

    Terry White
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    I haven’t been happy with my web hosting for a long time now. Let me give you a little history of  the sites I have and the various hosting providers I’ve been through. I currently manage: and a site for my family reunion/tree. When I first started doing web hosting I had it all under one roof (except because it’s hosted by my podcast hosting company I was using Network Solutions for all of it including email. While Network Solutions did all I needed…
  • I accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Terry White
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    My buddy Scott Kelby called me out on The Grid yesterday and challenged me to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and I did. I also donated to ALS a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s Disease (and Adobe did a 100% match to my donation) and you can too right here. I challenge my good friends Paul Trani, Jason Levine and Willie Blue. Can’t wait to see your videos guys Enjoy the video and thankfully it was a warm day The post I accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge appeared first on Terry White's Tech Blog.
  • What’s In My Bag?

    Terry White
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    The good folks over a recently featured me on their site and the contents of my camera bag. You can see all the other photography gear that I use here. People are always asking what kind of gear I shoot with. On the flip side of that coin when I’m out on tour people are always asking about the gear I use on stage to do my presentations. So I thought it was time for a “What’s in my bag?” update. My backpack weighs a ton. Every now and then I take everything out and try to only put back in the things that I’m using on a regular basis. That time has come…
  • August 2014 Update: 3 NEW Features in Adobe Muse CC

    Terry White
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
      Right on the heals of the 2014 Release of Adobe Creative Cloud in June, the Adobe Muse team has already come out with a NEW feature update for August 2014. In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, I’ll show you 3 NEW features in Adobe Muse CC for this August 2014 Update. While you’re here, check out this video on How To Create Custom Page Navigation Menus Are you missing out on my Bonus Content? See more of my Adobe Creative Cloud Videos on my Adobe Creative Cloud TV and get the App below. It features EXCLUSIVE CONTENT that no one else gets to see. This episode has a…
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    Latest ITProPortal news

  • Google releases faster, more stable 64-bit Chrome browser

    Barclay Ballard
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    The software, which has been in testing since June, has now launched as part of Chrome version 37 and is said to offer increased speed, security and stability compared to the 32-bit edition.Read more:
  • Microsoft could offer Windows 9 upgrades for free to Windows 8.1 users

    Darren Allan
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Russian leaker WZOR has been spilling the beans on Microsoft’s pricing plans for the next version of Windows, and also how the enterprise flavour may ditch Metro entirely.Read more:
  • How to prepare your data centre for the future: 5 trends to stay on top of

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:18 am
    The technology industry is never dull, but we are witnessing some especially exciting times. While data centre management will never be simple, these trends will help simplify things. Read more:
  • Samsung and Lenovo blasted by yet more illegal child labour allegations

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    China Labor Watch has claimed that HEG Electronics, a Guangdong factory that supplies both Samsung and Lenovo has been hiring child workers illegally.Read more:
  • The modern CISO: How to stand out from the crowd

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    The role of the chief information security officer (CISO) has gone from being a largely reactive and technical subset of enterprise IT to being proactive and of strategic importance to the business. Read more:
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    The Evangelist Marketing Institute -- Alex L. Goldfayn -- Techniques For Revenue Growth

  • Doing The Work

    Alex Goldfayn
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:38 pm
    I have clients who diligently do the work — grow their lists, communicate value to them, collect testimonials, communicate them, ask for referrals, etc. — and enjoy revenue growth of 20% or more in their first year with me. Almost always, this is millions of dollars in new sales. I have other clients who listen to my advice, but do not apply it. They don’t change their behavior much, and do not enjoy the results they deserve. Further, their market does not get to benefit from their enormous value. You already know what to do. The question is, are you doing it? The distance…
  • Why?

    Alex Goldfayn
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    We are not a road-trip family — we fly — but last week we drove from Chicago to Niagara Falls and Toronto. Which meant more than 20 hours in the car round-trip and between destinations. With two 5-year-olds. And so, they asked “why?” approximately 200,000 times. And we answered. Kids don’t hesitate to clarify, dig deeper, and understand precisely. Adults do. We don’t ask “why” for reasons that boil down to self-limiting beliefs: we don’t want to impose, offend, or project that we do not understand. These are confidence and self-esteem…
  • Video: 4 Revenue Growth Misconceptions

    Alex Goldfayn
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    Here’s a new video on the four major misconceptions about revenue growth. Quick reminder that the deep discount for my Growth Masters program ends this Friday.    
  • The Marketing Power of Peers

    Alex Goldfayn
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    When you tell people you’re great, you’re selling. People expect that of you, and take it with a grain (or several grains) of salt. Also, although marketing is no place for modesty, personal moderation, discomfort with boldness, “preferring to let our work” do the talking hold us back from blowing our own horn. All of which is why we must obtain and communicate the thoughts and feelings of our happy customers. With testimonials and case studies, we must let our customers tell their peers about what they love best about us. There is nothing we can say that is more…
  • Entrepreneurs Should NOT Grapple With Facebook

    Alex Goldfayn
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    The Wall Street Journal has an article today about small business owners marketing on Facebook, where ad prices are up and clicks are down. You can read the article here, but you may need a subscription. A graphic appears with the piece, titled “Marketing Avenues,” listing the top five marketing methods for firms with fewer than 500 employees: 1. Company website – 50% 2. Facebook and/or other social media – 27% 3. Print yellow pages – 25% 4. SEO / Organic Search – 18% 5. Internet yellow pages – 15% This list is indicative of why companies actually…
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    Top News - WebProNews

  • Harry Reid in Hot Water Over Jokes About Asians

    Mike Tuttle
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    People keep talking about Vice President Joe Biden’s tendency to commit “gaffes”. And the man a heartbeat away from being the leader of the free world has made a few. But lately, it is another prominent Democrat who finds himself needing to pause to remove his foot from his mouth. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is issuing apologies for jokes he made about Asian-Americans during a speech before the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. During his comments before the Chamber Reid has said, “The Asian population is so productive. I don’t think you’re smarter than anybody…
  • Pope Francis Targeted by ISIS Terrorists?

    Mike Tuttle
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:59 am
    Italy’s Il Tempo newspaper reported on Monday that Pope Francis is a target of the Islamic State militant group. According to the article, Israeli sources believe that Pope Francis is “in the crosshairs of the ISIS” as the “greatest exponent of the Christian religion” and is considered a “bearer of false truth”. However, the Vatican has released a statement to the Catholic News Agency that this is not true. “There is nothing serious to this. There is no particular concern in the Vatican. This news has no foundation,” a Vatican spokesman said. Il Tempo had warned that the…
  • Pee-Wee Herman Actor Takes a Dark Turn in New Role

    Mike Tuttle
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:15 am
    “There’s a lotta things about me you don’t know anything about, Dottie. Things you wouldn’t understand. Things you couldn’t understand. Things you shouldn’t understand.” Paul Reubens is most widely known for his role as Pee-wee Herman in the memorable children’s television show Pee-wee’s Playhouse, as well as Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, an early film by Tim Burton. Though the Pee-wee character is seen as droll and silly, there has always been something of a menacing undercurrent about the way Reubens plays that role. You were just sure that, any minute…
  • Judi Dench Joins Cast Of The Hollow Crown: The War Of The Roses

    Galen Velonis
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
    Judi Dench has officially joined the cast of the BBC miniseries, The Hollow Crown: The War of The Roses. Her role? Cecily, Duchess of York, who will appear next to Richard III in the series, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. The series is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s history plays concerning the War of the Roses, namely Henry VI (part one and two) and Richard III. “This extraordinary cast and production team will raise the bar of British drama once more,” controller of the series Ben Stephenson said according to the BBC. He was echoed by the executive producer, Pippa…
  • Marc Anthony Talks Music And Upcoming 15-City Tour

    Meaghan Ellis
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Marc Anthony is set to kick off his 15-city tour in San Diego on Friday, August 29! Although he’s sold more than 12 million albums worldwide, and is now considered one of the most influential artists of his time, the 45-year-old singer recently revealed he wasn’t always the lead man. During a recent interview with U-T San Diego, Anthony recalled his days as a background singer for the teen-pop group Menudo, which was led by Latin sensation Ricky Martin. “They asked me to sing background vocals, so I’d sing background vocals, live, from the back of an eighteen-wheeler truck…
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  • Samsung announces the Gear S: A Tizen Powered Curved Smartwatch

    Arpit Verma
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:24 am
    One of the key strategies that Samsung seems to follow for any new category is to literally saturate it with enough product releases that if not all, at least one hits the relentless success chord. We saw that with the smartphones where every second day, a new device was launched until it became blatantly clear that was not working, we saw that with tablets which never worked, and to a smaller scale we are seeing that with watches now. It has hardly been an year since Samsung introduced its first smart watch, the Gear and since then we have already had about 5 other iteration and that is not…
  • Twitter opens its Analytics Dashboard to everyone

    Arpit Verma
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:03 am
    Are you always looking for the data of how much interaction do your tweets generate, or the exact number of impressions or reach that your tweet has? So far, the best way was to utilise third party analytics which used API of Twitter for such results, be it Topsy or Radian 6 or any other tool. But things are a lot easier now as everybody can check their twitter analytics, thanks to the Google Analytics dashboard being open to everybody. You can simply, log in to your Twitter account and go to the URL here to access your personal dashboard. You need to make sure that you do not have an…
  • HTC Releases the Desire 510: A Budget smartphone with LTE

    Arpit Verma
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:59 am
    HTC despite not being always in the green of profit have made fine devices. It was no surprise that the HTC M7 swept away a lot of awards for mobile last year and you would expect the latest flagship, HTC M8 to bag a few this year too. However, one thing that usually goes unnoticed is that HTC makes some really good budget devices too. We have had the likes of Desire 816 in the past which are fine phones. Keeping in line with that HTC has announced the Desire 510, yet another mid range budget smartphone, but with the LTE radio on board. In terms of looks, the Desire 510 looks a bit like the…
  • LG Announces G3 Stylus in Anticipation of Taking on the Galaxy Note 4

    Arpit Verma
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Samsung initiated the whole concept of phablet devices with the Galaxy Note 1 about three years ago. Back then, everybody including me, ridiculed at the idea of having a 5.5 to 6.5 inch devices as it just looked way too big. Worth remembering, it was the day and age, where 3 to 3.5 inch smartphones were considered ideal. Since then  though, phablet has become a niche category in itself and plenty of OEMs have been working on phablets of their own. However, Samsung remains the market leader in such devices and are expected to announce the Note 4 at IFA 2014 next month. Needless to say, the…
  • BOC Aviation Orders 82 Boeing Aircrafts in the largest deal in the history of the Company

    Arpit Verma
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    BOC Aviation is involved in the buying, leasing and selling of commercial aircrafts with headquarters in Singapore. It is one of the better known names when it comes to being the go to guys, if you are a startup in the airline industry and need the aircrafts. In their largest order till date, BOC have ordered a total of 82 brand new aircrafts from Boeing. The order includes 50 Boeing 737 Max-8s aircrafts, 30 Boeing 737-800 next generation aircrafts and 2 Boeing 777-300 ERs. The aircrafts will add to the fleet of the leasers who in the leasing aircraft industry so far have the youngest fleet…
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    CEOWORLD Magazine

  • The Recommended Summer Reading List For Bankers And Traders By Jefferies CEO Dick Handler

    Amarendra Bhushan
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    To develop new perspectives, workable solutions, and gain fresh insights, Jefferies CEO Richard “Dick” Handler has issued an imagined “Summer Reading List for Bankers and Traders” giving his employees top 10 Wall Street life... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • Which State Is The Most And Least Corrupt State In The United States of America?

    Amarendra Bhushan
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:11 am
    Are you curious to know Which State is the most and least corrupt state in the United States of America? Or So in what states can you trust public officials and what places should you avoid? Or the crookedest states in the union? Well, there’s an... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • The 11 Coolest Cities To Live Across The United States of America

    Amarendra Bhushan
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    Forbes Magazine just released its list of the Coolest Cities to live across the United States of America: it named Washington D.C. coolest city in the US. Seattle ranked No. 2 on the list, followed by Austin, Texas, Houston and San Francisco. I... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • The 12 Largest Cities In The United States For Women In Business

    Amarendra Bhushan
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    Among the 100 largest cities in the United States, Washington ranked 1st place, when it comes to opportunities available for women both as entrepreneurs and climbers of the corporate ladders, according to an analysis by Bizwomen, a website... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • The 5 Chinese State-Approved Anti-Virus Software Vendors: Bans Symantec and Kaspersky

    Amarendra Bhushan
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    China has decided to ban both US-based Symantec Corp and Russia’s Kaspersky Lab from a list of approved anti-virus software vendors among government departments over security concerns. In a tweet on its English language account, the China... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
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    Honeytech Blog

  • How to use Social Money using Oxigen Wallet

    Honey Singh
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    We have been using our social accounts for networking and chit chat with fellas but do you know that you can also send / receive money using your Facebook, Twitter, Google plus, WhatsApp & Email accounts with the help of Oxigen Wallet. It sounds like internet fantasy but now you...Read more »The post How to use Social Money using Oxigen Wallet appeared first on Honeytech Blog.
  • 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!...Read more »The post How to use Social Money using Oxigen Wallet appeared first on Honeytech Blog.
  • 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....Read more »The post 3 tips to save your website from heartbleed bug appeared first on Honeytech Blog.
  • Five Coolest things you can do with Android Wear

    Aditya Shenoy
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:28 am
    Year(s) ago, you would only look at your watch to check the time or to avoid people. Jokes aside, features like stopwatch, alarm, light, etc that were offered by digital watches soon seemed really fancy.Today, smart watches make these look primitive and the latest in smart watches is Android wear....Read more »The post Five Coolest things you can do with Android Wear appeared first on Honeytech Blog.
  • 10 Innovative Ways of Using a Smartphone

    Honey Singh
    16 Jun 2014 | 8:58 am
    Cellphones are quickly becoming a thing of the past, as smartphones are becoming cheaper and more accessible to millions of people around the world. It’s no longer enough for a phone to be able to call someone or send them a text—consumers expect them to do just about anything you...Read more »The post 10 Innovative Ways of Using a Smartphone appeared first on Honeytech Blog.
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    TechChunks: Latest Technology Tips, Gadgets, SEO, Blogging, Social Media

  • Top 33 Unknown, Hidden, Secret Facts about Apple and Steve Jobs

    23 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    To take our last week’s article, Top 10 Unknown, Hidden, Secret Facts about Android one step further, today we present you with similar little known secret facts about Apple and Steve Jobs that will blow your mind. If you’re someone who is into such intriguing facts, very few technology companies have as secretive, little known and yet interesting facts as Apple and its founder, Steve Jobs. 1) Apple’s original logo had Isaac Newton in it. Apple’s very first logo had Sir Issac Newton and the falling apple. It was created by Ronald Wayne, one of the 3 people who founded Apple,…
  • Top 10 Unknown, Hidden, Secret Facts about Android

    11 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    In past few years, we have witnessed unprecedented growth of Android as a successful OS for smartphones and tablets and it has come a long way since it was first launched — almost to a point where it has nearly kicked other mobile OS like Windows Mobile and Blackberry out of their own turf and is locking horns with Apple’s own iOS to a fair fight. Today there are more than one billion users who use Android on their smartphones and tablets but did you know that Android was NOT Google’s idea, originally? That, Android is Open-Source and today it is used on Google Glass,…
  • Apple is Releasing Bigger, Better iPhone 6 on September 9

    5 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
    After what felt like ages of rumors and leaks about Apple’s most anticipated iPhone 6, finally we have got a release date: September 9. Apple is said to be holding a “big media event” on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, where it’s expected to take the covers off its all-new iPhone 6, rumored to be shipped in two larger screen sizes of 4.7 and 5.5 inches, will run next-generation A8 processors and an all-new form factor. The Sept. 9 event is expected to be followed by an October 14 release in stores. From what we hear, Apple’s flagship smartphone’s upcoming operating…
  • Busted: Top 5 Tech Myths, Web Hoaxes and Pranks

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:47 pm
    How True are these Myths? – Having Diet Coke and Mentos together will make your ‘Stomach Explode’. - Cell Phones Blast and Catch Fire if you use them while Charging. - KFC serve ‘genetically manipulated chicken’. - Do NOT return missed calls from numbers beginning with +375 or +371 because you will be charged between $15 and $30 for every returned call and your contact list and other financial info will be instantly stolen from your phone. Do you know what’s common between the above sentences? They all are hoaxes and urban myths — all absolutely,…
  • Best Android & iOS Cross-Platform Games 2014

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

  • Partnering for Success: Lantronix and Cisco

    Mark Tullio
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:46 pm
    “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” —Isaac Newton There are dozens of great quotes attributed to Newton, but the aforementioned quote is definitely one of my favorites.   As one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution, Newton’s contributions have impacted all areas of our lives, especially technology. One of the critical success factors for any tech company is “strategic partnerships.” Nowhere is this more critical, and more relevant, than during a market transition – and that’s…
  • SLB Branch Office Manager Earns TweakTown’s “Best Features” Award!

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

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

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

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

  • 50 Cent and Intel ready to blast your ears

    Nidhi Mathew
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Intel processors account for more than 80% of computer processors worldwide, but the company is not particularly identified with “lifestyle” gadgets. While New York-born rapper, Curtis Jackson (nicknamed 50 cent) may be a rap star, the rapper’s SMS Audio is also not appraised as a high tech manufacturer. But it looks like 50 Cent and Intel are getting ready to blast your ears. In a new venture, the two companies have come together to launch a new earphone capable of biometric tracking and is geared toward fitness. The BioSport in-ear headphone will measure the wearer’s heart rate…
  • Swiss startup makes chair that allows you to sit anywhere

    Adeel Inam
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:07 pm
    While the majority of startups are more concerned about how wearables will look and function when strapped on to the user’s wrist or head, Swiss startup company going by the name of noonee, is aiming towards a different purpose. The startup is aiming to add the element of comfort to the wearer’s daily life, instead of providing him/her with a regular arm band, which constantly monitors their vitals. That being said, noonee’s wearable gadget is something that straps on to the user’s legs and it quite bulky. The wearable’s main purpose is to provide comfort for users who are employed…
  • Cruise ship goes ROBOT ROBOT!

    Nidhi Mathew
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Royal Caribbean is a leading cruise liner that has been serving millions of passengers on their high class sea vacations for decades. The much awaited Quantum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise liner edition being built in Germany, is one impressive liner with lots of innovative features. A Royal Caribbean representative informed that everything is being built now, and when the ship is ready to sail with passengers, it will make its debut from New York this fall. Robots will provide customized services and will be the new attraction of this cruise ship. The Quantum will let you…
  • Robots giving orders now, and humans have no issues

    Nidhi Mathew
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Imagine you are taking orders from a robot who is your supervisor at work and you are happy with that arrangement. Sounds weird, right? Well, don’t be surprised if you see a headline news in the media one day saying, “Robots giving orders now and humans have no issues”. A finding in a recent study by researchers at MIT’s CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab) indicates the possibility of such working environment in the future. The research team conducted an experiment where a robot and humans had to work side by side; the test reveals the fact that, in certain…
  • Look its Noke! A Bluetooth padlock

    Nidhi Mathew
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:47 pm
    We have seen keyless padlock with number combination about half a century ago, but this one can be operated remotely. Look, it’s Noke (pronounced, “no key”)! It’s a Bluetooth padlock. It looks like an ordinary master lock but instead of using a physical key, it can be unlocked simply by keeping your phone in your pocket. Considered as the world’s first Bluetooth padlock, Noke is created by FUZ Designs and is being funded through Kickstarter that already raised more than $89,000 out of a $100,000 goal with 29 days still remaining The Company’s Android and iOS apps make the system…
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    The Website Owner's Manual

  • Client Spotlight: Fenner Dunlop

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    NuRelm is proud to have been chosen by one of the oldest and most respected firms in the conveyor belting industry when they needed to build a new website.  Their requirements included a complex, multi-layered content approval workflow system, an editable distributor database, and a searchable map for their nationwide network of distributors. Fenner Dunlop is a world leading provider of the safest and most complete conveyor systems and services to the mining and industrial sectors, including belt manufacturing and system engineering. The Fenner Dunlop team has always been a highly…
  • Make Awesome Visuals Out of Google Analytics Data

    13 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    Making visuals like this is a quick and easy yet very convincing way to get a client onboard with the direction of their website. Here’s a real example of an existing website that’s a few years old and does not have a mobile or responsive site: Enough said? This website is on track to have more mobile users than desktop users very soon, so it makes sense that they should have a mobile website. On a side note, when using this data, most charts end up looking very similar. You could also make charts for browsers, operating systems, locations and so on. Here’s an explanation of…
  • Uability Testing with Usabilityhub

    4 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    A friend showed me recently; it is a quick way to get some feedback from real users. You can take a random test and receive points which can be used to collect free results on your own tests or, get a paid plan and a set number or results per month. The tests can be custom, include navigation flow, a quick visual glance test or an actual navigation flow test. After seeing results, it is clear that some users have fast fingers or are just clicking randomly to get points.    
  • Your Git Flow Branching Strategy is Easier than ever with Source Tree

    1 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Git Flow is a Git workflow that specifies a set of branching strategies and release management techniques to follow within a project setting. There are a number of Git workflows out there, but our team finds Git Flow to be the most useful. To learn more about Git Flow, you can read the guide here. Git Flow is now even easier for your team to utilize! Atlassian’s Source Tree application has integrated Git Flow into it’s application. To get started, create a git repository and connect it to your Source Tree app. With the repo open in Source Tree, you will see a button in the top…
  • A quick Drupal update guide

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    For starters, I use the Drush command-line shell to make my life easier when updating Drupal. If you don’t have it, get it here on Github: Once installed on your server, you can run through these steps: Updating Drupal core with drush 1. Backup the site. 2. Put site into maintenance mode by going to Configuration > Development > Maintenance mode. 3. Use the “drush up drupal” command. It will only update Drupal core and not the modules. 4. Check to make sure your permissions are correct. I change permissions in the public_html/ directory by…
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  • Olympus's new PEN E-PL7 caters to the smartphone and selfie set

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla Instead of trying to compete with smartphones, Olympus is finding the best ways to integrate and enhance both experiences. It's no secret that smartphones have been eroding the sales of traditional DSLRs and point and shoot digital cameras into oblivion. The convenience of carrying a capable and connected large megapixel camera built-into a smartphone, has made it difficult for camera companies to adjust. Olympus has managed to keep innovating, and their latest crop of PEN ILC's offer features that complement rather than compete with smartphones.
  • Microsoft to release standalone Kinect for Xbox One in October

    Nicole Batac
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Microsoft recently unbundled the Kinect from its Xbox One offerings to lower the price. Now, if you feel like you still need the Kinect in your life, the company will be offering the device this October for US$150. The extra $50 will gets you a copy of Dance Central Spotlight. We’re not sure if that would be enough to entice people to buy the Kinect but if it is, then enjoy your new Kinect and dance away. Source: Gizmodo
  • Facebook issues statement on Messenger hubbub

    Nicole Batac
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Facebook has been getting a lot of flak for its unbundling of messaging with its mobile apps. Now, the company behind the social network has issued a statement to help calm down any fears its users may have about the move. Facebook’s Peter Martinazzi is calling on people to calm down about the entire situation but it doesn’t look like they are apologizing for forcing people to download another Facebook app. You can read the full statement at the link below. Like most other apps, we request permission to run certain features, such as making calls and sending photos, videos or voice…
  • Dropbox lowers 1TB storage price to $9.99 per month

    Nicole Batac
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Dropbox has just consolidated it three Pro accounts into one US$9.99 per month plan for 1TB of storage (which you can also get for $99.99 annually). It is now similarly priced to Google Drive’s 1TB offering but still higher than Microsoft (they charge $2.50 per user for 1TB per month through OneDrive or $6.99 per month with an added Office 365 subscription). The Pro users also get passwords for shared links, the ability to set a time limit for shared access, and a view-only permission for shared folders. A remote wipe security feature is also available for those who lose or get a device…
  • Video: See Ricky Gervais infiltrate your favourite Netflix shows

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    Ricky Gervais is the designated pitchman for Netflix and a superfan of the eminent streaming serivce, but what happens when the funnyman decides to show up in Orange is the New Black, Lilyhammer, or House of Cards as a walk in? When your'e done with that, go see the outtakes which are just as funny.
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  • How to Install CyanogenMod Screencast App on Mi 3 to Record Screencast

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:09 am
    A while back, the infamous Android developerKoush released the ‘CyanogenMod Screencast’ app for Android 4.4.1 devices running CyanogenMod 11 custom ROM. The Screencast app allows you to seamlessly capture a video recording of your Android phone screen and microphone. The record screen feature is really useful for developers to showcase their app through a video demonstration or in case you want to give a video walkthrough of the device interface. Though, Android 4.4 KitKat supports screen recording functionality but it is not available out of the box; requires installing Android SDK and…
  • Xiaomi Redmi 1S vs Moto E vs Zenfone 4 vs Moto G [Specifications Comparison]

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Today, Xiaomi announced the availability and new pricing for its entry-level smartphone ‘Redmi 1S’ which is now priced at Rs. 5,999. The Redmi 1S will go on sale exclusively at Flipkart on 2nd September and registration for the same has already started. Just like Mi 3, the Redmi 1S features a nice design, aggressive price and a great hardware for its price. Redmi 1S at Rs. 5,999 is apparently a much better buy over other phones in the similar price segment such as the Moto E, ASUS Zenfone 4 (A400CG/ A450CG), Micromax Unite 2 A106, and even Moto G. Redmi 1S is powered by a 1.6Ghz Quad-core…
  • Xiaomi Redmi 1S goes on Sale on Sep 2nd for Rs. 5,999 exclusively at Flipkart

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    Xiaomi has announced the availability of their entry-level budget smartphone ‘Redmi 1S’ in India that will go on sale on 2nd September. The Redmi 1S has now been priced at Rs. 5,999 which is Rs. 1000 lesser than its initially announced pricing. Just like Mi 3, the Redmi 1S will follow the flash sales model, will be sold exclusively on Flipkart from Sep 2nd and registration to buy it will open today, starting at 6PM. Redmi 1S is a very strong competitor to the similar budget phones in the market; such as the likes of Moto E, Asus Zenfone 4 and Moto G. The 1S is expected to create a much…
  • How to Mirror Xiaomi Mi 3 to TV with Chromecast

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    Chromecast by Google is a smart thumb-sized media streaming device that simply connects to your TV via HDMI port, thus providing the easiest way to watch online content on your TV. With Chromecast, you can wirelessly connect your Android phone or iPhone to the television and cast your favourite apps such as YouTube, HBO GO, Google+, Chrome, Hulu Plus, and more. A couple of months back, Google introduced Mirroring support for Chromecast that adds the ability to mirror your Android phone or tablet to the TV. The new ‘Cast Screen’ option entirely mirrors your Android device to your TV; such…
  • How to Root Xiaomi Mi 3 Indian version

    22 Aug 2014 | 2:34 am
    The Xiaomi Mi 3 is comparatively a great smartphone considering its high-end specifications and aggressive pricing of Rs. 13,999. The Mi 3 has been selling like hot cakes in India since its availability and till date most people aren’t able to buy it due to insufficient stock. Mi 3 packs MIUI ROM that offers a user-friendly interface and has many useful functionalities integrated which eliminates the need to use third party apps. For more advanced capabilities, one can root their device to access some amazing apps that require root and can even install custom ROM or custom kernel of their…
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    Monday Note

  • Shift Happens: Apple + IBM. This Time It’ll Be Different.

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
      Strategic Alliances and other grandly named partnerships never seem to live up to their florid marriage announcements. Apple and IBM are it – again – but this time, Apple is the larger, more prosperous company, and IBM is trying the bad old recipe of regaining growth by cutting down. Let me slip into something more comfortable: Devil’s Advocate robes. Thus togged out, I will explain why this Apple + IBM rapprochement won’t work – or, worse, it will. First, the clash of cultures. Apple is a focused company, its financial statements tell the story: Its money is made…
  • The Future of Mobile Apps for News

    Frédéric Filloux
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
      The modern smartphone is 7 years old and yet, when it comes to designing mobile applications, we are still barely scratching the surface. Today we’ll see how harnessing technology already embedded in a phone can unleash great potential.  A mobile news app has simple goals: Capture and retain reader attention, and repeat the process, several times a day. Pretty straightforward. But not that simple in the real world. For a news provider, the smartphone screen is the the most challenging environment ever seen. There, chances are that a legacy media or a pure-player will find itself in…
  • The Sweet Spot On Apple’s Racket

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
      iPad sales are falling – but the sky is not. We’re merely dealing with a healthy case of expectations adjustment. The tablet computer has always felt inevitable. The desire to harness the power of a computer in the comfortable form of a letter-size tablet with a keyboard, or perhaps a stylus for more natural interaction — or why not both? — has been with us for a very long time. Here we see Alan Kay holding a prototype of his 1972 Dynabook (the photo is from 2008): (credit: Alan prophetically called his invention a personal computer…
  • App Store Curation: An Open Letter To Tim Cook

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    10 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
      With one million titles and no human guides, the Apple App Store has become incomprehensible for mere mortals. A simple solution exists: curation by humans instead of algorithms. Dear Tim, You know the numbers better than anyone — I don’t need to quote them to you — but we all know that the iOS App Store is a veritable gold mine. Unfortunately, the App Store isn’t being mined in the best interests of Apple’s customers and developers, nor, in the end, in the interests of the company itself. The App Store may be a gold mine, but it’s buried in an impenetrable jungle. Instead…
  • Macintel: The End Is Nigh

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    When Apple announced its 64-bit A7 processor, I dismissed the speculation that this could lead to a switch away from Intel chips for the Macintosh line for a homegrown “desktop-class” chip. I might have been wrong. “I don’t know exactly when, but sooner or later, Macs will run on Apple-designed ARM chips.” Thus spake Matt Richman in a 2011 blog post titled “Apple and ARM, Sitting in a Tree”. Richman explained why, after a complicated but ultimately successful switch from PowerPC chips to Intel processors in 2005, Apple will make a similar switch, this time to ARM-based…
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  • Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Modular Gaming Keyboard Review And Giveaway

    Dave LeClair
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    For PC gamers, there are two points with which they interact with their games – the mouse and the keyboard. Because of this, hardcore PC gamers tend to be pretty picky with the hardware they use. Mad Catz is hoping to have the gaming keyboard for gamers, no matter their preferences, with the $300 S.T.R.I.K.E. 7. It’s modular, and can be adjusted to suit the needs of the different players. It even comes with a touchscreen that can perform all kinds of cool actions that make interacting with the PC more enjoyable. Of course, the modular features and the screen are unique…
  • Take Strategy Fun On The Go With These Games On 3DS

    Robert Wiesehan
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The 3DS probably isn’t the first system you think of when you go looking for great strategy games. Many of the genre’s best games are coming out on PC, whereas the exciting upcoming games on Nintendo’s handheld tend toward more accessible genres. There may not be many strategy games for the 3DS at retailers, but when you include the 3DS eShop and Nintendo DS backward compatibility, you’ll find you have access to many of the greatest handheld strategy titles of the last decade. 3DS Games These standout strategy games take full advantage of the 3DS hardware. Tom…
  • Windows Store Loses Fake Apps, Apple iWatch Incoming, And More… [Tech News Digest]

    Dave Parrack
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Also, Twitter analyzes your tweets, Kinect for Xbox One, a side order of smartphones, selfish Olympus unveils selfie camera, and real life imitates art when a SWAT team stops a live stream. Microsoft Removes Fake Apps Microsoft is currently purging Windows Store of the fake apps that risked ruining the reputation of Windows 8. That is to say what little reputation Windows 8 has left. In total, 1,500 apps have been removed for offering little or no value to customers. Many of these apps were actually paid versions of free software, with the vendors profiting from people’s ignorance. As…
  • Cool Websites & Tools – Online Subscriptions, Chromecast Backgrounds, & Record Audio Online

    Mark O'Neill
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Snap Clap – Boost up your popularity easily within a moment. Thanks to Snap Clap, now you have a bigger chance than ever to find your true love. Fed up with missing on pictures because you have to click the shutter button? With Snap Clap your mobile phone will become your personal photographer. ?Just place your device wherever you want, join your friends and clap hands. SpreadCloud – is an Excel add-in that connects your spreadsheets with APIs. Data keys are used by the SpreadCloud data partners to provide you with access to their data. Use the Request Builder to...Read the full…
  • Break These World Records During Your Lunch Hour!

    Jackson Chung
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Got an hour for lunch? Great — find the nearest pizza place that sells 12-inchers and break the current world record for chowing it down, which is currently held by Peter Czerwinski at 41.31 seconds. Or maybe try typing the alphabet in less than 3.43 seconds? For a bit more fun, try taping a person to a wall in less than the current record of 41.66 seconds. Who said geeks don’t have fun? via Chair OfficeRead the full article: Break These World Records During Your Lunch Hour!
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  • 20 Freshly Baked Icons for Your Designs

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:39 pm
    If you’re in need of some beautiful icons, you’re in luck. Below you will find 20 beautiful icon sets that are worthy to be in your arsenal of design resources. Most of the icons are vectors, meaning you can easily scale each icon to fit your needs. With high attention to detail, these icons were crafted by professionals to give your design work a unique and clean touch. So whether you’re a regular user or a professional designer, I’m sure this collection contains something for everyone. Enjoy! Streamline Icons 1640 iOS style vector icons. Download 1500 Flat…
  • 50 Medical WP vs Joomla Templates

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Medical Templates are designed to serve for needs of institutions which deal with providing health services. Health is considered to be the most important thing in people’s lives. It is undoubtedly precious, because when a person is sick, nothing else matters to him or her. Money, career or fame… These concepts are forgotten immediately when disease occurs. This is the reason why people pay so much attention, concern and even money to health. People want to get the best qualified treatment which will ensure their long, happy and sound life. When people are sick, they don’t have a lot of…
  • 13 Handy Typography Tools for Designers

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:31 pm
    People who are in the design field understand that appearance is everything, especially when it comes to typography. To designers, typography is a form of art, just as necessary as the words themselves, and tailored to the people who read the typography. Whether it is something on the Internet, or something that is printed on the outside of a box, the right kind of typeface can make or break a design. Designers count and deserve great tools to improve their workflow. Here are 13 handy typography tools to make your life easier. Enjoy! What font Found a font you like on a website? Want to add…
  • 15 TED Talks that Changed My Life

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    TED Talks feature a variety of people who have a unique point of view, giving them a platform to speak on the issues closest to them. They are designed to challenge our way of thinking, our preconceived notions, and the beliefs we hold. These talks take us out of comfort zone and into worlds we may have never explored. New concepts flow freely in a nonjudgmental atmosphere to give us better ideas on how to interact with each other and the world around us. Many of these talks have directly impacted my life, but these are just a few of my favorites. The Power of Vulnerability Brene Brown shares…
  • Top 5 Smartwatches Available Right Now

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:45 pm
    In the modern world, easy access to digital communications, planning, and notifications has never been more important. Although smart phones today come with all sorts of powerful capabilities that help you organize your world like never before, sometimes you need even more assistance. If you are walking in a busy street, out on the road, or on a run, it may not be practical for you to hold a device. If you are thinking about finding a way to do all of the things you need without the hassle of handling a device at all times, it may be time to consider the purchase of a smart watch. A smart…
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    Technology and Physics News from

  • Biomimetic photodetector ‘sees’ in color

    Science News Desk
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    Rice University researchers have created a CMOS-compatible, biomimetic color photodetector that directly responds to red, green and blue light in much the same way the human eye does. The new device was created by researchers at Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) and is described online in a new study in the journal Advanced Materials. It uses an aluminum grating that can be added to silicon photodetectors with the silicon microchip industry’s mainstay technology, “complementary metal-oxide semiconductor,” or more
  • Drone Delivery: New algorithm lets drones monitor their own health during long package-delivery missions

    Science News Desk
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
     In the near future, the package that you ordered online may be deposited at your doorstep by a drone: Last December, online retailer Amazon announced plans to explore drone-based delivery, suggesting that fleets of flying robots might serve as autonomous messengers that shuttle packages to customers within 30 minutes of an more
  • Harnessing Renewable Energy from Pressure Retarded Osmosis

    Science News Desk
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy, according to a team of mechanical engineers at more
  • Coming Soon: Genetically Edited Fruit?

    Science News Desk
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Recent advances that allow the precise editing of genomes now raise the possibility that fruit and other crops might be genetically improved without the need to introduce foreign genes, according to researchers writing in the Cell Press publication Trends in Biotechnology on August more
  • Algorithm extracts audio by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video

    Science News Desk
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video. In one set of experiments, they were able to recover intelligible speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag photographed from 15 feet away through soundproof more
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    Insivia Marketing + Web Design

  • How Lawyers & Law Firms Can Create A Great Bio Page

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    Derek shares how lawyers and law firms can create a bio page that draws in their target audience and takes that first step in building a positive relationship.  Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • 3 Ways Manufacturers Can Market Using Their Vendors

    11 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    There are a lot of different ways to market your company, but very few think to use resources like their vendors to do so. In this insight Andy describes three different ways manufacturers can benefit from using their vendors with different marketing initiatives. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • 5 Simple Steps for Lawyers: Setting Up Your LinkedIn Profile

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

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

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

  • The Secure Exchange of Protected Health Information

    7 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    By Mike Morper, VP of Marketing, Notable Solutions    To demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR), as required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, hospitals must fulfill the seemingly contradictory mandates to increase ...
  • FAQ for SQL Server 2014 certifications

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    Microsoft has made significant changes to the SQL Server certification track following the launch of SQL Server 2014. Read this FAQ to get to grips with all the changes.
  • Some aspects of Mobile application development

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

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

    10 Jul 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Apache Spark was at the center of conversations and presentations during the April French Hadoop User Group. Since this is a relatively new project, many participants came to better understand the characteristics and features included in this project. More specifically, this blog post will detail t...
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  • OneDrive Needs These 4 Features

    Sahas Katta
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    I have been using Dropbox since 2010 and have nearly 290 GB of storage space in my account. However, I decided to give OneDrive another shot since it comes integrated deeply with my new Windows 8.1 device out-of-the-box. Unlike Dropbox which currently lacks document editing capabilities, OneDrive brings the added benefits of Microsoft Office online integration. This seemed like a good reason to switch, but I quickly noticed a few critical drawbacks after spending a week using OneDrive exclusively for all my documents. Here are some much-needed features: 1) Revision History Dropbox…
  • Hello Smartcar

    Sahas Katta
    3 Mar 2014 | 6:02 am
    Although I do not blog too regularly over here anymore, I would like to share something which I began working on a few months ago. This morning I’m launching Smartcar which aspires to bring automation to the next-generation of connected vehicles. Here’s what it does: We’re starting with two features. The Intelligent Climate technology learns a person’s driving habits and automatically pre-conditions their vehicle to the perfect temperature before they even get into it by anticipating their next commute. In addition, the Intelligent Charging feature helps significantly…
  • Should your start-up host a launch party?

    Martin Shen
    29 Mar 2013 | 9:29 am
    Start-ups have come into vogue. Today’s Silicon Valley has brogrammers, swag galore, and even its own reality TV show. Geeks are the new party rockers and we’re starting to see the resurrection of crazy start-up launch parties. Lean mean start-up machines will tell you that launch parties are poor customer acquisition strategies. And 99% of the time, these bootstrappers are correct. However, at least 1% of the time a well executed party can really accelerate early growth for your company. My start-up, UpOut, threw a low-cost launch party in the Mission District of San…
  • Surface Pro: What The Kickstand?

    Sahas Katta
    3 Mar 2013 | 11:16 pm
    I decided to purchase a Microsoft Surface Pro when it made a debut last month. It seemed like the perfect device which could function both as a laptop and a tablet. Since it features a full-blown Windows 8 Pro operating system, I could use for just about anything including Photoshop or running Ubuntu in Virtualbox when coding. The 128 GB model goes for about $999. Throwing in a type keyboard brings the price tag up to about $1,100. The Intel i5 processor, a full HD display, and a USB 3.0 port makes the package even more attractive. A comparable 11-inch Macbook Air with a 128 GB SSD still…
  • How To Build A Dream Team

    Guest Author
    23 May 2012 | 10:15 am
    Guest Author: Pierre-Simon Ntiruhungwa (@pierresn) is a French student in ESCP Europe Business School, currently interning in Ifeelgoods in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the co-founder of the student organization Silicon Students and the summer program Startup Dream Team. Ideas are cheap. They are often stolen and copied easily. Simply having a good startup idea doesn’t guarantee success for entrepreneurs. What matters is the ability to execute that idea and transform it into a real company. This statement is common sense in the startup world and this is why Startup Dream Team,…
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  • iSights – “It is hard to shave your legs when they are covered in goose bumps” – by Janine Graf

    Janine Graf
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:41 am
    Yes!!!! Our fabulous Columnist Janine Graf is back, with a vengeance! Fresh in from taking the Overall Winner Prize at the MIRA Photo Exhbition (see here), she’s on a roll. […] The post iSights – “It is hard to shave your legs when they are covered in goose bumps” – by Janine Graf appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • MIRA Mobile Prize – Opening Exhibition 6 September 2014

    Joanne Carter
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    The opening exhibition of the fabulous MIRA Mobile Prize is almost upon us – 6 September 2014, next week in Porto, Portugal at 1600 hrs. The overall winning of this […] The post MIRA Mobile Prize – Opening Exhibition 6 September 2014 appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App – PureShot – Updated

    Joanne Carter
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:27 am
    PureShot by popular photography app developers has just been updated. PureShot comes highly recommended by and it has just been updated with support for Nova flash hardware. If […] The post iOS Photography App – PureShot – Updated appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App – Fast Camera – On Sale Today

    Joanne Carter
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:02 am
    Fast Camera is a popular app for image capture with your iOS device. It offers fast burst ‘shutter speed’, timelapse video, lock focus and exposure and more. Usually Fast Camera […] The post iOS Photography App – Fast Camera – On Sale Today appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App – Dramatic Black & White – Temporary Price Drop

    Joanne Carter
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:41 am
    Dramatic Black & White is another hugely popular iOS image capturing and editing app by JixiPix. It’s on sale today, much like its sister app, Moku Hanga which we just […] The post iOS Photography App – Dramatic Black & White – Temporary Price Drop appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • Android Vulnerability Detected

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:16 pm
    The users of android phones have to take particular care to ensure that their devices are not vulnerable to a malicious element. Such an element enables applications in the phone to make calls even if permission has not been given to do so. Curesec, a well known German Security firm, brought this vulnerability to the […] [This is the preview of Article Published at Click on Title to read more in entire post.]
  • 15 Cool Smart Phone Gadgets

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

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

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

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

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:20 am
    Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that affects the way a person acts, thinks, and sees the world. Several observational studies have investigated the association between vitamin D status and schizophrenia. The November 2013 issue of Schizophrenia Research carries a study that found vitamin D deficiency to be linked to the first episodes of psychosis (FEP). Another very recent study, published online on July 22, 2014 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism highlights the role of vitamin D in psychiatric health. The researchers found a strong association between vitamin D…
  • AP – NORC Survey Observes How Americans Evaluate Physician Quality

    Meghann Kiernan
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:54 am
    The Affordable Care Act focuses on expanding health insurance coverage to millions of Americans. Americans while getting enrolled in specific health benefit plans and choosing physicians, must consider whether the physician will be able to provide high-quality care. Often, when it comes to defining a quality healthcare provider there is considerable difference between how experts and consumers actually define it. Being licensed doesn’t necessarily mean that a doctor is capable and up-to-date on all best practices. A new poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public…
  • Ebola – An International Public Health Emergency, Declares WHO

    Natalie Tornese
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Defined as the largest, most severe and most complex outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Since 2007, the organization has only declared such emergencies two other times: for the 2009 swine flu pandemic and for polio in May 2014. According to Margaret Chan, MD, director-general of WHO, “The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest, most severe, and most complex outbreak in the nearly 4-decade history of this disease. [It's] moving faster than we can control…
  • EHRs Not Changing Medical Billing Practices – Study Finds

    Julie Clements
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:07 am
    The main objective behind the federal government’s initiative to provide incentives to push hospitals and physicians to use electronic health records (EHR) was to improve efficiency and patient safety thereby reducing total healthcare costs. Inappropriate use of the EHR system has been a strong concern since 2012 with the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services alerting hospitals about the wrong use of this system. Hospitals that used this system were billing Medicare for a significantly more amount than hospitals using paper records. They were charging higher for a large…
  • US Medicaid Enrollment Reaches 6.7 Million

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:46 am
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims to expand the health insurance coverage to millions of Americans through a combination of public programs and private-sector health insurance expansions. A recent report reveals that the new enrollments in Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and other healthcare programs aimed for the poor people have reached 6.7 million after the implementation of healthcare reforms last year. The new figure that mainly comprises state Medicaid plans (that existed before Obamacare) and the Children’s health insurance plan, showed an enrollment increase by about…
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  • M1 Introduces Mobile Plan for the Disabled

    18 Aug 2014 | 11:15 pm
    There is now a mobile plan targeted specifically for Persons with Disabilities and it’s being introduced by M1 today. The new ConnectSurf plan priced at S$25.68 for Persons with Disabilities will come with a total of 500 minutes of outgoing calls, up to 10,000 SMS/MMS messages and a generous 6GB data bundle. In order to [...] The post M1 Introduces Mobile Plan for the Disabled appeared first on HWM Singapore.
  • YouTube Revealed Top 10 Most Viewed Videos in Singapore

    11 Dec 2013 | 12:00 am
    Did any of your favorite YouTube videos make the top 10 most viewed videos in Singapore for the year 2013? Find out which in the list below, and if you’re not a regular YouTuber, you may have missed a couple of these popular videos. So just to ensure you’ve seen them all, we’ve listed the [...] The post YouTube Revealed Top 10 Most Viewed Videos in Singapore appeared first on HWM Singapore.
  • Intel Splits the Atom and Introduces Quark Processor

    11 Sep 2013 | 1:58 am
    At the Intel Developer Forum 2013 opening keynote this morning, the new Intel CEO, Brian Krzanich, described how Intel would keep its pace ahead in every slice of the computing continuum, from servers to desktops all the way down to mobile devices. Developing further into devices beyond mobile with the introduction of the new Quark processor, [...] The post Intel Splits the Atom and Introduces Quark Processor appeared first on HWM Singapore.
  • Creative Updates Lineup of Sound Cards

    4 Sep 2013 | 2:15 am
    It seems that Creative Technology is on a roll this week with multiple updates to their product lines. This time around, we have three new sound cards joining the lineup. Headlining the announcement is the new Creative Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 external USB sound card followed by the Sound Blaster Audigy Rx and Sound [...] The post Creative Updates Lineup of Sound Cards appeared first on HWM Singapore.
  • Creative Updates T-Series Speakers with Bluetooth and NFC

    4 Sep 2013 | 2:14 am
    Unveiling at IFA in Berlin this week are three new wireless speaker systems from Creative. The three models joining Creative’s T-series are the new flagship T4 Wireless Signature Series 2.1, the T30 Wireless Signature Series 2.0 and the T15 Wireless 2.0. These new high performance speaker systems will feature wireless connectivity and they will be [...] The post Creative Updates T-Series Speakers with Bluetooth and NFC appeared first on HWM Singapore.
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  • Report: iWatch Expected at Sept. 9 iPhone Event

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Apple is rumored to be hosting a Sept. 9 press event to show off its new iPhones, but a new report says that the iWatch will also makes it debut next month. According to Re/code, Apple will "unveil a new wearable" at the Sept. 9 event alongside two new iPhones, which many believe will sport […]
  • HP Recalls PC Power Cords Over Fire Risk

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Hewlett-Packard is recalling millions of power cords and AC adapters amidst concerns about overheating and fires. The recall, announced Tuesday, affects certain AC power cords distributed worldwide with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, as well as AC adapters provided with accessories like docking stations between September 2010 and June 2012. "HP believes […]
  • Dropbox Offers 1TB Pro Account for Just $10 Per Month

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:54 am
    Dropbox is giving Pro users more storage for less money. The cloud storage company on Wednesday announced it is consolidating its three Pro offerings into one new plan with 1TB of space for $10 a month. Previously, a $10 monthly Dropbox Pro subscription came with just 100GB of storage. Users had to pay $50 a […]
  • AT&T CEO Pick Shows It’s Looking Beyond Phones

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    AT&T Mobility's new CEO, Glenn Lurie, has been ahead of the curve for quite some time. When Verizon Wireless reportedly balked at Apple's pricing terms, Lurie helped cut a deal: his company Cingular (now AT&T) traded Apple's control of the iPhone experience for a five-year U.S. exclusive on every future iPhone model. With the iPhone […]
  • Time Warner Cable Hit With Early Morning Internet Outage

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    Time Warner Cable customers looking to get an early jump on the day - or check the Web before bed - were instead met with a nationwide Internet outage. Customers around the country - from Hawaii to New York - started reporting Internet connectivity issues around 5:30 a.m. ET. By 7 a.m., Time Warner Cable […]
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  • Microsoft has removed over 1500 apps as a part of a scam review to remove crappy…

    Avinash Kumpati
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Microsoft has removed over 1500 apps as a part of a scam review to remove crappy apps from Windows Store and will refund any money spent by consumers on these apps since they were determined to be misleading. How we’re addressing misleading apps in Windows Store As Windows Store expands to reach more customers in more markets with a growing list of great titles, we are continuously looking for ways to improve both customer experience and developer opportun... Read the…
  • The United States lacks meaningful competition in its cellular market sector, wh…

    Avinash Kumpati
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    The United States lacks meaningful competition in its cellular market sector, which leads to higher cell plan prices than a growing list of other countries. Read the rest of the story at
  • Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Takes the Ice Bucket Plunge, Challenges iPhone 5s, the HTC O…

    Avinash Kumpati
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Takes the Ice Bucket Plunge, Challenges iPhone 5s, the HTC One M8 and Nokia Lumia 930. While the stunt is certainly clever, Samsung is taking a risk by essentially using a charitable endeavor as a marketing ploy. Samsung Galaxy S5 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge We are calling out all of our followers for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Our Galaxy S5 just did it for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Donate here ww... Read the rest of the story at
  • Not exactly a targeted action plan, but at least Microsoft is admitting that the…

    Avinash Kumpati
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Not exactly a targeted action plan, but at least Microsoft is admitting that there's an issue with its Windows App Store. Same applies to Windows Phone App Store, they have to clean up. Why Do So Many Scams Make It Into Microsoft’s Windows Store? Sometimes people—like those who work at Slate—make fun of Windows Phone, because Microsoft’s mobile platform has real problems that hold it back. For one thing, the operating... Read…
  • New T-Mobile deal: Refer a friend, get a year of free unlimited data. Both the…

    Avinash Kumpati
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
    New T-Mobile deal: Refer a friend, get a year of free unlimited data. Both the referrer and the new T-Mobile customers will receive one year of unlimited LTE data. Those that are already T-Mobile Simple Choice subscribers and have unlimited data will... Read the rest of the story at
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    1E Blogs - Insight and debate on IT Efficiency

  • Planning your Nomad upgrade process

    Troy Martin
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    If you’re like me, one of your favorite activities is upgrading Nomad or ConfigMgr to take advantage of new features. In a simple lab environment that’s quick and easy to do, but experience tells us that in production things are not always quite so simple. So what should you do when planning your production Nomad upgrade process? The first step is to read our recently released Nomad Upgrade Guide. Nomad upgrades are usually easy but you might need to address a consideration or two in the course of your upgrade, depending on your scenario. As with any project, you should start with a…
  • Creating a Windows Cluster: Part 3 – Creating a Windows Failover Cluster

    John DeVito
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    If you’re reading this third part of the Creating a Windows Cluster series, welcome back! In the first two installments of the series we covered Using iSCSI to Connect to Shared Storage in Part 1 and Configuring Shared Disk in the OS in Part 2. Now we are at the point where things are ready to actually create the cluster. This installment will be a little longer.  It covers two main tasks.  First, the Failover Clustering role will be installed on the prospective cluster nodes.  Next, the cluster itself will be created and we’ll check some basic configuration items. At this…
  • Key Considerations for Nomad Upgrades

    Paul Thomsen
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with our Nomad team including the product manager, Troy Martin, and other Nomad experts on our recently released Nomad Upgrade Guide. Our Nomad documentation has always been very complete but one topic we wanted to address even more thoroughly was upgrades and related scenarios. As Troy mentioned in his blog posting announcing the guide, there can be special circumstances where additional steps might be needed in your upgrade process. So what might complicate your Nomad upgrade, or your ConfigMgr (SCCM) upgrade that includes Nomad? The ultimate…
  • Are Nomad upgrades always easy?

    Troy Martin
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:17 am
    That’s a simple question, but as with practically everything in the world of computer management, “it depends” is the right answer. As the product manager for Nomad I would love to guarantee they always are, but there are the occasional exceptions so I’d rather advise you to do a bit of due diligence. To aid that process I’m pleased to announce the availability of a comprehensive new technical whitepaper, our “Nomad Upgrades Guide”, available here: Nomad Upgrades Guide – 1E Resource Center I’ve worked with my fellow product manager, Paul Thomsen, and a broad team of…
  • Creating a Windows Cluster: Part 2 – Configuring Shared Disk in the OS

    John DeVito
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:41 am
    Continuing along from the previous installment of this series (Using iSCSI to connect to Shared Storage) we’ll take a look at configuring the disks you have attached to your prospective cluster nodes. In the previous article we used one of several methods for connecting to shared storage. Regardless of the method employed, you will continue preparing for your cluster by configuring the disks in the OS of each node. We should all know the steps to initializing disks and creating partitions, but I’ll go through them here, with an additional note or two about some things you’ll…
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  • Free E-Book from Syncfusion - Localization for .NET Succinctly

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:42 am
    Originally posted on: are providing a free E-book on Localization for .NET Succinctly at “Learn to write applications that support different languages and cultures, with an emphasis on .NET development. With the help of author Jonas Gauffin, Localization for .NET Succinctly will help you become an effective developer in the global community.”
  • Reporting errors in tools to the the Vendor - RSRP-416534Errors caused by accepting a fix to namespace

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Originally posted on: of the management failings that I find in IT is an unwillingness to report bugs in software tools as “they will not fix it if we report it”. In some case a degree of caution is justified because proprietary code may be involved. In this case, the code was the C5Collection solution which is released under an open source licence. By taking the time to report the problem, the vendor has reproduced the problem and will fix it but not for the next…
  • How I Use Azure IaaS for Lab VMs

    Brian T. Jackett
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    Originally posted on:   Many years ago I posted How I Blog walking through my blogging process.  Over the past few months many of my coworkers and customers have been talking or asking about how to use Azure IaaS for dev / test environments (especially for SharePoint).  In this post I’ll walk through the configurations I use, tools that have helped me, and other tips. Note: This is not meant to be a post on best practices for rolling out your Azure IaaS infrastructure to support SharePoint. …
  • Exchange updates released

    marc dekeyser
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Originally posted on: we’ve witnessed yet another release cycle for Exchange 2013, 2010 as well as 2007. Exchange Server 2007 SP3 RU14 (KB2936861) Exchange Server 2010 SP3 RU7 (KB2961522) Exchange Server 2013 CU6 (KB2961810) Not only that but a number of blog posts specifying the improvements, most notably the increase in the Exchange 2013 Public folder supported folder limits (now a whopping 100 000!) Public Folder Updates in Exchange 2013 CU6: Improving Scale and More…
  • Technical Debt

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Originally posted on: any of you don't know about the concept of Technical Debt in your projects, this is a good presentation about it and how to handle it. I think there is more to it than // TDODO. Some would say any code that doesn't have tests written for them is debt. Also the broken window analogy from the Pragmatic Programmer, where if you have bad code the whole thing can start to fall apart is a good one. Or if you have to do something quickly, and can't design or re-factor and much as you want, you might take…
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    Slice of MIT by the Alumni Association

  • Tor Co-Founder: It’s “A Daunting Sense of Responsibility”

    Joe McGonegal
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A decade ago this month, Nick Mathewson ’00 MEng ’00 co-presented a paper at the USENIX Security Conference in San Diego on a project the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory asked him to code. The paper was “Tor: The Second-Generation Onion Router.” Nick Mathewson ’00 MEng ’00. Those who have followed the headlines of the last year know what a remarkable run the free anonymity software has had. In its use both within and without of government walls, Tor has become at times both a rallying cry and an enigma for hackers, bureaucrats, and ordinary citizens the…
  • Now on YouTube: The Alumni Association

    Nicole Morell
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Where can you enjoy interviews with world renowned MIT faculty, talks on topics like climate change and exoplanets, and highlights from alumni events? You can find it all on the Alumni Association’s new YouTube channel. In addition to our current TechTV channel, the Alumni Association recently launched a YouTube channel: This channel includes our newest videos and archives from years past. The Alumni Association’s presence on YouTube will allow visitors a chance to share videos from our channel and engage easily. Here is a taste of what you can find on our new…
  • You Are Here: Urban Social-Computing Snapshots

    Nancy DuVergne Smith
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Boston graffiti map honors this Banksy quote: “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” Maps reveal much more than geography. The MIT Media Lab’s Social Computing group is meshing data and design to produce a cascade of maps that humanize and personalize  selected creative cities. They call each map an “atlas of experience.” Their maps, produced though a project called You Are Here, target the kinds of detail that can matter in urban living. For example, you can find a map showing the fastest transportation mode in Chicago (and many other cities); the…
  • Finding Summer Chills on the Salkantay Trek

    Joe McGonegal
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Leslie Blythe SM ‘84 woke early on the morning of August 7. It was 29 degrees Fahrenheit and a light snow was falling. Blythe was camping at 14,200 ft. near the Salkantay Pass, a merciless mile passing between two 21,000-ft. glacier-capped mountains. “It was a sleepless night,” Blythe said. “But it was beautiful.”  While most Americans were spending their vacation days in August finding the perfect span of beachfront on which to unwind, Blythe and 15 MIT alumni and guests were trekking 35 miles on the Salkantay trail. Waking after that first morning in the pass, the group still had…
  • Photo of the Week by Clinton Blackburn ’08—August 23, 2014

    Joe McGonegal
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Stargazers (© Clinton Blackburn). Clinton Blackburn is a photographer in Cambridge, MA. View more work on his website. View other alumni photos of the week.  
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  • Hello world!

    5 Aug 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    brian teeman - blog

  • Happy 9th Birthday Joomla

    16 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    9 years ago today, on 17th August 2005, I was just one of seventeen brave (or foolhardy) people who announced that they were leaving the very successful Mambo project and starting out on their own. It was a snap decision and truth be told if we had stopped to think about how much work lay ahead of us in the coming months I suspect we might not have been in such a rush. We were greatly helped at the time by Eben Moglen of the Software Freedom Law Centre and I believe we were their first "clients". Just two weeks later, on 1st September, our new baby had a name and the world was introduced…
  • J and Beyond - Chicken Soup for the Soul

    12 Jun 2014 | 1:51 pm
    I arrived at J & Beyond not in the best of moods. I'd been off work sick for the previous month and to be honest I was tired, run down and a little depressed. There are just times when things become a constant battle of frustration and nothing seems worth the effort and that's exactly where I was. After months of preparation for JAB14 I was no longer interested and was determined that this would be my last JAB and probably my last Joomla event. Mood 0/10 I had convinced my JAB teammates to introduce two new features for 2014 and I was no longer certain that the Make it Happen or…
  • Create your own Joomla manual

    28 May 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Documentation in any Open Source project is seen as the Holy Grail. It's great to have but somehow never quite fulfils the needs of the users. Joomla has an excellent documentation resource but I think it is fair to categorise these docs mainly as "reference" material and not "user guides". There are some excellent books and some truly awful books but without exception they are generic titles targeted as the site builder or site programmer. If you build sites for people or you have had a site built for you, you don't need or want a thousand page manual, you want a simple twenty page guide…
  • Easily create web site images

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

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

    4 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC is preparing our ICT courseware development plan for 2015.  We would be very grateful if you took a minute and filled out the following linked survey. We are not collecting any personal or location information – just interested in what your organization would find useful for professional ICT training and courseware. Thanks for your support! If you have any questions, please send us a note at
  • Asian Carrier’s Conference 2013 Kicks Off in Cebu

    3 Sep 2013 | 9:35 pm
    The 2013 ACC kicked off on Tuesday morning with an acknowledgement by Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications (PLDT) CEO Napolean L. Nazareno that “we’re going through a profound and painful transformation to digital technologies.”  He continued to explain that in addition to making the move to a digital corporate culture and architecture that for traditional telcos to succeed they will need to “master new skills, including new partnership skills.” That direction drives a line straight down the middle of attendees at the conference.  Surprisingly, many companies attending and…
  • What Value Can I Expect from Cloud Computing Training?

    30 Aug 2013 | 6:31 pm
    Normally, when we think of technical-related training, images of rooms loaded with switches, routers, and servers might come to mind.    Cloud computing is different.  In reality, cloud computing is not a technology, but rather a framework employing a variety of technologies – most notably virtualization, to solve business problems or enable opportunities. From our own practice, the majority of cloud training students represent non-technical careers and positions. Our training does follow the CompTIA Cloud Essentials course criterion, and is not a technical course, so the non-technical…
  • Connecting at the Westin Building Exchange in Seattle

    29 Aug 2013 | 1:45 am
    International telecommunication carriers all share one thing in common – the need to connect with other carriers and networks.  We want to make calls to China, a video conference in Moldova, send an email message for delivery within 5 seconds to Australia – all possible with our current state of global communications.  Magic?  Of course not.  While an abstract to most, the reality is telecommunications physical infrastructure extends to nearly every corner of the world, and communications carriers bring this global infrastructure together at  a small number of facilities…
  • Why IT Guys Need to Learn TOGAF

    12 Aug 2013 | 6:00 pm
    Just finished another frustrating day of consulting with an organization that is convinced technology is going to solve their problems.  Have an opportunity?  Throw money and computers at the opportunity.  Have a technology answer to your process problems?  Really?. The business world is changing.  With cloud computing potentially eliminating the need for some current IT roles, such as physical server huggers…, information technology professionals, or more appropriately information and communications technology (ICT) professionals, need to rethink their roles within organizations. Is…
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  • Monopoly Plus and Ghostbusters Slots Game Review

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm is an online gambling, real money online casino destination with quite a few interesting and fun little games to offer.  Whether you’re a long-time fan of video gambling games or are completely new to it, the fact of the matter is that these kinds of quick-loading flash titles are entertaining.  We’re about to look at two specific games offered by the site, “Monopoly Plus” and “Ghostbusters”, both of which are certainly quick to catch the eye… Monopoly Plus Right off the bat, as soon as you load this one up you’re greeted with familiar symbols, color…
  • Couponraja App Review

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    How many times have you thought to yourself, “you know what, it would be really cool if there was an app that would allow me to more easily use relevant coupons while shopping online or out about town?”  Or, maybe you’re just the type that loves a great deal, especially where saving money is concerned?  Whatever the reason, this smartphone app (designed and used largely in India), Couponraja is certainly worth checking out. To sum things up succinctly – the Couponraja app is a free offering which compiles handy lists from all the major retailers you can think of as well as listings…
  • How valuable is search engine optimisation for businesses?

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    All businesses need to appear near, or at the top, of search engine results lists. This is the first place that consumers turn when looking for any kind of product or service, and they will rarely click past the first few results. You can appear at the top of these lists with the help of internet marketing agencies. The internet has completely transformed the way in which consumers shop for products and services. They no longer walk to the high street or look in the book for local services, they now go online. You can find all kinds of products and services online, and this method brings…
  • The Must Have Apps For Planning A Trip

    Katie B
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:40 pm
    When you are planning a trip, you need all the help you can get. If you’re not lucky enough to have a personal assistant to take care of your travel plans, don’t panic. Your smartphone can do everything a personal assistant would. The plus side is that you don’t have to try and make stilted conversation with your phone, whereas you would have to with an assistant. When you are planning your trip, make sure that your phone is well-equipped to deal with your every fleeting need. Here are the must have apps for planning your trip. Link to image Packing Pro If you can’t…
  • Why It’s Important To Use The Right Software For Your Business

    Katie B
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Computer systems are a familiar sight in any office environment, and even at home we have access to at least one computer in the household! Whether you use a Windows PC, an Apple Mac or some other variant, computer systems are part and parcel of everyday life in the 21st century. For businesses, computer systems have been a godsend. They enable them to automate many time-consuming tasks, and, as a result, boost their productivity and efficiency. So it comes as no surprise that all modern firms own an array of computer systems for their employees to utilise during their working days. Image…
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    EMA Blog Community

  • Return on Investment (ROI) of Data Science as a Service

    John Myers
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    In skiing, the “black diamond” run or ski slope is often referred to as “high risk/high reward.” You receive lots of “reward” skiing the black diamond slopes, but you have a significant amount of “risk” associated with variable terrain, such as the presence of trees and the possibility of injury. However, the black diamond slopes are very fun to experience, and you can mitigate the risks with preparation, practice, and a really good skiing helmet. Data science is one of those “high risk/high reward” concepts in technology. An organization can gain huge financial rewards by…
  • F5 Takes on Policy Orchestration, SDN

    Tracy Corbo
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    Jim Frey contributed to this blog post. On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, F5 Networks held an analyst summit at the company’s tech center in NYC. It was a great opportunity to catch up and see what was new and where the company is headed. The company appears to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance, looking to redefine its role in the data center as virtualization makes headway into the network domain under the banner of SDN. While true production SDN remains in its infancy, with no single approach emerging to solve all the ills of the network world, there is no debating that programmability will…
  • The StorHouse is Open

    Jim Miller
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Welcome to “The StorHouse”! This house will accommodate all areas of storage, and there is plenty to cover. As a product manager in storage for 20 years, I had the opportunity to see some pretty interesting changes in the market. Events such as the move to distributed computing, the advent of technologies like virtual disk and snapshot copies and moving from large single large expensive disk (SLEDS) with huge 11” platters to a single solid state PCIe card with 6TB of capacity. Disk storage costs have fallen from over $1,000 per GB to under $.10 per GB with 4TB SATA drives.
  • Optimizing Change by Understanding Value

    Dennis Drogseth
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    A little over a year ago, I got into a rather animated argument about whether IT could measure its performance by the “value” it delivered rather than by purely measuring “costs.” My dinner companion insisted that IT could now, always, and forever only be measured on costs. I disagreed. In fact I had just planned [...]
  • Stoking the Application Pipeline with PaaS: Don’t Underestimate the Power of the Platform

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

  • Surface Pro 3 is now available in the UK!

    Rich Edmonds
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    The Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft is finally available for purchase at various retailers here in the UK. As well as releasing the product through its own channels, Microsoft aims to replace laptops and tablets with its latest high-end attempt at combining the best of both form factors into one single experience.
  • Satya Nadella said to visit China in September amid antitrust concerns

    Harish Jonnalagadda
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:33 am
    Citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter, Reuters claims that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is scheduled to visit China next month. Microsoft is currently being investigated by one of China's antitrust regulators over concerns centering on the bundling of Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player with Windows. The antitrust probe, which was launched this week by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, followed a raid on four Microsoft offices in the country by Chinese authorities.
  • Xbox Music for Windows Phone gains Live tile support in new update

    Sam Sabri
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Xbox Music for Windows Phone has just picked up its ninth update. Head into the Windows Phone Store and you'll find an updated Xbox Music app with Live tile support! Read on for the full details of today's update!
  • Vivino Wine Scanner gains top lists and more in new Windows Phone update

    Sam Sabri
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Vivino for Windows Phone has just been updated. There isn't a better app for oenophiles than Vivino Wine Scanner on Windows Phone. The new update adds some new features like top lists and more.
  • Weekly photo contest: Silhouette

    Sam Sabri
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:08 pm
    It's time for another weekly photo contest. Last week we decided to tackle the outdoors with our Windows Phone cameras. Now this week we'll try and capture silhouettes. Let's get creative!
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  • 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?

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

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

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

    Peter Horsten
    21 May 2014 | 6:01 am
    It sounds obvious to spend your social budget to please valuable fans, doesn’t it? So why aren’t we doing so? It looks like we are shooting in the blind, meanwhile complaining that the ROI of social media is poor. Fortunately, it’s possible to learn who your valuable fans are and what they appreciate. Once you are aware of that, the magic begins. During infoShare 2014 (22-23 May) in Gdansk we will discuss this topic by sharing our concerns and experiences with today’s social media practices. This post originally appeared at PetersOpinion.comView original post Abusing social media is…
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  • [Marc Andreessen] The 10 Biggest Risks That Prevent VCs From Funding Your Startup

    Thomas Oppong
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
    This great post was discovered in Marc Andreessen’s archives. It is still worth your time today. Pass it on to your fellow entrepreneurs. Marc Andreessen is an American entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer. He is co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz ($4 billion venture capital firm, founded in 2009), a venture capital firm. He is the Board Director of Hewlett-Packard and also a Director of eBay, Facebook, and several private companies.Until the risk in your startup is reduced to the point where investing in your startup doesn’t look terrifying, investors will continue…
  • Drywired Offers a Range of Products Aimed at Increasing Safety and Productivity

    Thomas Oppong
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    Cutting-edge technology can have limitless applications. To this end, Drywired remains one of the leaders in innovative solutions to everyday problems. From creating a clean environment to protecting valuable computer equipment, features an array of products that can be highly useful to both commercial enterprises and personal life.The following is just a sampling of the many products created by the innovative minds at Drywired. Use of these products can ensure that both individuals as well as corporate enterprises have the means to operate efficiently and…
  • The Most Comprehensive List of Ways to Make Money Online (200+ Resources)

    Thomas Oppong
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    There are lots of resources online that can help you make money online. This long infographic covers the major resources that can help you put more money as a freelancer or in your spare time. The 200+ online resources compiled by include some of the best sites where you can earn money today: freelancing (as a writer, designer, programmer, etc.), product recommendation if you can’t create your own products or have not created your own products just yet (affiliate marketing and CPA or cost-per-action marketing), content publication on network sites, creating…
  • The Impact of 3D Printers on Small Businesses

    Thomas Oppong
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:51 am
    From ice cream to human liver tissue, 3D printers have been tentatively introduced to the manufacturing processes of a wide range of different products. Whilst larger companies have been utilising the capabilities of 3D printers for a number of years, the increased affordability of the units are making it possible for smaller businesses to incorporate them into their production methods.Currently hailed as the key for the biggest revolution in high volume production since Henry Ford’s assembly line technique of mass production; 3D printers could completely change the business landscape.
  • Here Is Why Your Startup Blog Is The Most Valuable Investment

    Thomas Oppong
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    With hundreds of thousands of new websites and millions of new pages added to the Internet every day, the biggest challenge for every new business is getting found and getting credibility. With success stories from the likes of HubSpot, KISSmetrics, Quicksprout, Buffer, Groove and Shopify, there is no denying the fact that blogging can significantly improve your marketing efforts.These companies have consistency provided some of the best information about their industries and they continue to educate their customers with great content. Publishing regular educative content properly,…
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  • 3 Questions Every Small Business Should Ask Their Accountant

    David Ehrenberg
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    You need help managing your small business finances. You need a professional partner who understands small businesses and can offer you strategic financial advice, help you to manage growth, ensure you’re in compliance, uncover potential business issues, and keep you on track. You need a strategic financial partner who is in close contact, asking questions and ensuring that they understand your business intimately. If you haven’t already had the following discussions with your small business accountant, it’s time to ask the following. And really, if this is the first time you’re…
  • V.360 | A Camera that Views What’s Around You

    Alex Bae
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    GoPro brought the world a simple unique first person point of view videos to YouTube and other online video sites.  The smartphone brought a lot of Instagram and Vine feeds to the world of social media.  Videos are obviously in the hands of the everyday person, but the tech that they use put a limit on what can be done.  VSN Mobil presents photographers and videographers a new way to capture images and videos with the V.360, a camera that captures 360-degrees. V.360 ability to shoot at a 360-degree view what makes this camera unique.  Both photographers and videographers can only capture…
  • DefCon 22 | DISOBEY!

    Garick Chan
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    The word, “Hacker” automatically instills a sense of fear and mistrust in most people. You might imagine some dark, shadowy nefarious character in a black hat, trenchcoat and possibly donning a Guy Fawkes mask. Or there’s always the popular mid-90s flick featuring phreaks on roller-blades rampaging through metropolitan New York. Whatever your perception may be, an estimated 15,000 attendees showed up for this year’s DefCon 22, an annual event with talks, contests, vendor-booths, charities, workshop training areas and more. The Badge Upon entering most every conference,…
  • Sync Smartband | A Wearable Device for the Family

    Alex Bae
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    There are a multitude of wearable devices on the market.  Health trackers, location devices, smartwatches, etc., etc.  However, many of these devices are made for individuals and nothing stands out as a family device.  Sync Smartband wants to add another device to the wearable market, but with an emphasis on family, safety, and health. “Sync Smartband is an all-in-one activity, location safety, and health tracker device.  It essentially merges several products in the market today.  Activity trackers track steps, calories, and REM sleep.  Location safety trackers track the distance of…
  • Other States Should “Line” Up Behind California | A Tale of Process, Andreesen & Lyft Line

    Mike Montgomery
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    When ride-sharing company Lyft announced its new service Lyft Line — which, for those unaware, lets people headed in the same direction share the cost of a ride together — the first thing I thought of was the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Weird, I know. But CPUC was behind last year’s rule legitimizing for-profit ridesharing companies like Lyft, Sidecar, and Uber for legal operation within the state. Without that action, it’s safe to say an idea like Lyft Line would’ve been a major uphill climb — if it saw the light of day at all. At the announcement of the new…
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    Experts Galaxy

  • Register A Domain Name With Google

    Neeraj Rawat
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Google Domains is the latest product announcement from the company which is in beta at this point of time. I had registered many domains with Google via different registrars and recently transferred almost most of them to different registrars as I was facing issues in getting proper support. If you are a regular reader here then you might have read the post of transferring Experts Galaxy to
  • Change SearchStatus Firefox Location to Display on New Version

    Neeraj Rawat
    3 Aug 2014 | 2:22 am
    Firefox and other browser vendors are launching a new version every now and then with new changes in the working of the browser. Few days back, Firefox released a new version and they ended the option or functionality of the add-on bar in the browser, where one of  my favorite add-on SearchStatus was located. SearchStatus is a browser extension that helps in checking many things relevant to a
  • Important List of 2-Step Verification Enabled Services & Websites

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

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

    Neeraj Rawat
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Its time to announce the winners for Security Software Combo Giveaway. In total 12 valid entries were there. Winners are listed below and I have sent the license keys to them. Please check your email and enjoy the keys :) ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ 1) Elkhalil Kacem 2) TorVic 3) Kaushik Medhi 4) Brennan Griffin 5) Natalie Crossan ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
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    Official Blog of Acebyte

  • Manually Remove Recycler/Autorun Virus from your PC

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:32 pm
    The solution is divided into a few simple phases. First, you have to stop the Recycler virus from being operational and then delete it through your Windows Registry. A detailed practice is stated below. Phase 1: Ending Processes The Recycler folder virus is recreated, whenever, deleted from the local drives. This is because of its supportive process running in the background. This process is called CTF Loader and needs to shut down for a proper treatment of virus. To end this process, go to Processes tab of Task Manager by right clicking the Taskbar. If due to some reason, your mouse is…
  • Two solutions to help you Fix Error 0×80240436 in Windows 8.1 App Store

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:29 pm
    “Your purchase can’t be completed. Something happened and your purchase can’t be completed. Error code: 0×80240436”how to solve this problem, go on reading this article. Solution 1: Verify your Microsoft Account For both the purposes of security and synchronization, Windows Store needs a verified identity of user to log in. If you have not verified your Microsoft Account, it could not be used as the login ID for Windows Store. Point your cursor in any of the right corners to bring up the Charms bar Click the Settings icon on Charms bar to view settings charm On the bottom…
  • Two Methods to Fix Unnecessary Low Memory Errors in Windows 8.1

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:02 am
    Perform the solution methods described in this article and fix you low-memory errors easily. Method 1: Run System Maintenance Troubleshooter System Maintenance troubleshooter can perform a full system scan and automatically perform the necessary maintenance tasks. Follow the steps below to run this troubleshooter successfully: Open the Search charms bar by pressing the Windows + F key and then type “Troubleshooting”. In the Settings category, locate and click on “Troubleshooting”. In the Troubleshooting console that opens, click on the view all option from the left pane and click…
  • How to Fix Modern Apps and Windows Store After Upgrading your pc to Windows 8.1

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:52 am
    This article is aimed to assist those, who have just upgraded their PCs from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 to Fix Modern Apps and Windows Store after upgrading your pc to Windows 8.1. Repair Corrupt Windows Files Right click Windows 8.1 Start button and click to select Command Prompt (Admin) Click Yes button to confirm UAC message In the command prompt screen, type the command line SFC /SCANNOW and hit Enter System File Checker will perform a thorough scan to identify and repair the damaged files Exit Command Prompt, when the scan finishes Repair Windows Store Type Regedit in Windows 8.1…
  • Using Google as a Pro

    13 Aug 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Presented below are the most effective tips to use Google like a professional, and conquer its territory with full authority. Be Exact One of the most basic and largely famous search methods is the usage of quotation marks. This trick allows users to view results that match the exact phrase enclosed by quotation marks. For example, if you type“table workload”, you will only see websites that contain the exact word “table” followed by “workload”. Also, this trick works for finding exact-word queries. This means that entering “playing” will also generate outcomes including the…
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  • Download Cut The Rope for PC

    Himanshu Shrivastava
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Are you are a puzzle game freak? If yes, here is what you might have missed. Cut the Rope is a puzzle game known for its spectacular physics. It has various levels that might take you out, as the game is very interesting to play. It was initially released for iOS, although it now available to be played on Android too. It became too popular within a quick span of time after being launched on Google Play Store and remained on the top of the charts in the play store for several weeks. The main reason behind such a huge success was its graphics and a fresh new concept with which the game was…
  • Download Whatsapp for PC Free

    Shivam Srivastava
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Whenever we talk about instant messaging application, WhatsApp is the foremost application that comes to our mind. WhatsApp is a messenger app that allows you to socially connect with people in your contacts, send messages, videos, voice messages, Images, etc using your mobile internet connection. It was a very innovative concept when was initially launched for some java devices. However, the idea was originally taken from ‘Blackberry Messenger’, which was the one of a kind app at that time, which was only available for Blackberry devices. The launch of the application was a huge success…
  • Get Fruit Ninja for PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Himanshu Shrivastava
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:09 am
    Fruit Ninja is a puzzle kind game, although it doesn’t indulge you in any kind of puzzles. It is a rather simple game, with a Gameplay that is quite figurative with the name of the game itself. The game has a million following across all the mobile platforms on which it is available. Fruit ninja is available on all leading mobile operating systems as, Windows Phone, Android, iOS, Blackberry and some others too. Must Read: Download Temple Run for PC (Windows 7/8/XP) Plot of the game is very simple, as you are just required to cut the fruits to make points. In reality there isn’t any so…
  • Download Temple Run for PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Himanshu Shrivastava
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Temple Run is an endless runner type game, which became the most popular game when initially launched on the respective mobile operating systems. Temple Run was initially launched for iPhone by imangi studios, and gradually the game proved to be a huge success for the developers. The reason behind this enormous success was the new concept of mobile gaming that they had put across the users. Soon Temple Run began to spread its fins on some other mobile operating systems such as Windows Phones and Android. With its launch on the Android OS, the story was no different and it proved to be a…
  • Download Telegram for PC

    Shivam Srivastava
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    Instant messaging apps are now becoming most convenient way of sharing information among each other and to socialize. There are some well-described and popular instant messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Viber, ChatOn and many others. Each app has its own distinct set of features. As you cannot deny the fact that nothing can now beat the popularity of WhatsApp, in spite if you are on a search of an alternative to Whatsapp here is the best option you might have come across. Telegram can be a good alternative to Whatsapp as it has all the functions that Whatsapp possess along with some other added…
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  • Moto X+1: Anticipation from Motorola’s Forthcoming Flagship Device

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    Motorola: - The Revival Motorola has revived its reputation once again as a tech giant following major changes in its ownership & management. It rocked the smartphone universe last year... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Harmful Apps Can Hack Gmail Apps As Proved By US Researchers

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
    According to some US researchers’ study, it is possible to hack into the accounts of Gmail, which can be almost 92% successful. It is mainly done by utilizing a weak point in the memory Smartphones.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Deciding Which New Phone Is The Best For You

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    Deciding which new phone is best for you comes down to what features you cannot live without. Keep these options in mind when you go shopping. Office Demands vs. Home... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apache Hadoop Project

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:59 am
    Apache Hadoop is the open source project that acts as the agenda for storage and processing large amount of data. The Apache Hadoop project mainly aims at the development of the open source software... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lockitron – Smart Keyless Entry System

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    Lockitron is a device that is capable of locking and unlocking deadbolts locks through remote control namely a smartphone. The gadget has been designed by Apigy,based in Mountain View, California,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    iTechWhiz | Science, Technology, Computers, Mobiles, Games, Cars

  • New Blackberry 10.3 OS, Phones Release Date and Specs 2014

    9 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Learn Blackberry 10.3 OS update release dates and new Blackberry 10.3 phones coming out in 2014. Research in Motion (RIM), the manufacturer of once famous Blackberry smartphones is still struggling... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Ufone 3G Internet Packages Price Rates in Pakistan

    9 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    What is the benefit of having a big number of mobile carriers in your country? They fight for your signature on the dotted line, or for you having their SIM card in the case of prepaid plans.... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Mobilink 3G Service Comparison in Pakistan with Zong, Telenor

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

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

    13 Jul 2014 | 3:51 am
    Are you new to the market of cell phone carrier? Or are you looking to change your cell phone carrier for some reason? No matter what the reason you have, we think this article will be helpful for... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
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    Innovation Point of View

  • What do Market Research professionals need the most? TIME!

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    If you have been in the market research industry for more than 10 years, then congratulations, you are a survivor. Like all industries our organizations are putting more and more demands on their central market research departments, and often times these demands come with budget cuts. Yes, you are expected to do more with less. Suck it up. With the advent of mobile phones there are many purveyors of platforms that say you can do more with less by accessing that large mobile phone user base. The smartphone user is purported to be the new golden egg of respondents and could possibly counteract…
  • Surfing the Mobile Wave to Deepen Insights – Part 1

    Maureen Evans
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    This post is an excerpt from an Ipsos Ideas article written by the North American head of Mobile Research, Bogdan Dragomir. Bogdan’s an expert in mobile research and has been leading our clients on how to use mobile to deepen insights and get the most out of their research dollars. ———- Cowabunga!  Ride that Wave! The way consumers behave is changing as a result of the digital revolution. According to the US Census Bureau and the CIA Government Factbook earlier this year, mobile penetration in North America has reached beyond 100%. 101% of consumers in the region now…
  • Taking the Manufacturing Out of Manufactured Foods

    Ashley Ericksen
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    It goes without saying that there has been an over-arching health and wellness trend in the food & beverage space for the past several decades, ever since we learned (or at least we thought we learned) that our beloved bacon and butter may be contributing to our waistlines and our cholesterol levels. Of course, over the years as health care professionals, manufacturers & consumers have become more educated, the factors that define “healthy” foods have evolved. These days the trend seems to have shifted from low fat & low cholesterol to benefits including organic, high protein…
  • Disruptive Innovation: Play Blackjack, Not the Lottery

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

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

  • Best Industry Practices for Intellectual Property Protection in Printed Board Manufacturing

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Purpose The purpose of this standard is to assist printed board (PB) manufacturers in the development of requirements for the protection of intellectual property (IP) for their customers in commercial, industrial, and military and other high reliability markets. This standard will focus on protection of the inherent IP designed into the printed board such that IP flows from the customer to the PB manufacturer and IP that is incorporated into the PB is protected. Patent and other such "forever protection" of the manufactured product is beyond the scope of this document.
  • IPC-8701 Final Acceptance Criteria Standard for PV Modules-Final Module Assembly

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    IPC-8701 presents acceptance guidelines for the solar panel in final module assembly. The intent of this standard is to cover crystalline solar modules.Some of the content may be applicable to other photovoltaic modules such as thin film. The standard reviews and includes acceptance guidelines for incoming and finished frames, frame assembly, sealant, tape, junction box assembly, and bus bar connections. The standard also gives suggestions for best practices in manufacturing and shipping of modules.
  • FOD Prevention in Electronics Assembly

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Foreign Objects and Debris or Foreign Object Damage (FOD) can severely affect the reliability and functionality of any electronic device. This training video provides the information and techniques to help eliminate FOD during electronics assembly, hand soldering, SMT & PTH assembly processes, as well as during box build and wire assembly. Eliminating FOD requires awareness of the problem and control of its sources through effective housekeeping; control and accountability of tools / hardware; and proper material handling.
  • Ceramics: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The vendors in the ceramics industry have to invest in high-quality production processes, logistics systems that guarantee fast delivery, and the development of innovative products in order to keep market share. Worldwide ceramics markets are increasingly diversified, poised to represent significant size as every segment continues to grow. Ceramics covers a broad range of sectors within the building industry. Ceramics sub-sectors are being impacted by the need for the availability of raw materials and the high costs of energy. As solar energy becomes available, competitive, and affordable by…
  • Printing Materials for Thin Films: Technology and Global Markets

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This report provides: An overview of the global market for printing materials used for thin films; Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012, 2013, and 2014, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2019; A review of all technologies that are currently being used to produce thin films, as well as providing an outline of emerging technologies, including printing technologies.
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • Cherry Mobile announces Limited Edition Cosmos One. It’s going to be available for just one day.

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:40 am
      UPDATE: Cherry Mobile has announced which stores will sell the Cosmos One! Added the image below. In celebration of their 5th year anniversary, Cherry Mobile will be releasing a limited edition phone, the Cosmos One. The 5.5 inch Gorilla Glass 2 protected smartphone comes packed with an 1.4GHz octa core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a 14MP BSI main camera and an 8MP (yes, it says 8MP) front camera. Whats more is it will have Smart Wake that allows you to wake the screen by double tapping, and access some functions and apps through gestures. Remember that the Cosmos One will…
  • Mi Philippines will start selling Power Banks tomorrow

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:28 am
    If you are on the market for affordable power banks, then you might want to wait until tomorrow to buy one. Mi Philippines will start selling Mi Power Banks tomorrow. Sale will open at 12noon. Like the Mi3 smartphone, you have to go through Lazada to get one. Their Power Banks are encased in a beautifully made textured aluminum. It was made with battery cell technologies from LG and Samsung. It kind of looks like one of those old iPod Minis. The 10,400mAh capacity will go for P645, while the smaller 5,200mAh goes for P445. Source Mi Philippines   Mi Philippines will start selling Power…
  • Bose is having a clearance sale on Sept 5 to 7

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:16 pm
      Sale alert! Bose is going to have a clearance sale on September 5 to 7. You can get discounts on Bose products of up to 40% discount, with an additional 5% for Citi Cardholers. The sale is going to be held on the ground floor, Bldg. A, Tiendesitas, Frontera Verde, Ortigas Ave. in Pasig City. Other brands (such as Monster, Sol Republic, Aerial7, iGo, etc.) are also included. The first day, September 5, is exclusive to Citi Cardholders. While September 6 and 7 will be open to all. Bose is having a clearance sale on Sept 5 to 7 is a post from: TechnoBaboy
  • Cherry Mobile Superion Navigator Review. Its worth more than the sticker price.

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:38 am
    I spent some time with Cherry Mobile’s Superion Navigator and all I can say was “all that for how much?” To my surprise, this 8 inch tablet is another proof that price is not an indicator of performance. My quick review up next. WHAT’S IN THE BOX: Inside the package, you will find the usual list of accessories that came with the unit. As an added bonus, the package also includes a red USB cable that folds up when not in use. HARDWARE AND DISPLAY: The Superion Navigator is powered by a 1.3GHz quad core MediaTek processor, Mali 400MP GPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.
  • Use Your Lenovo S850 and Win with Forever 21′s OOTD Selfie Contest

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Manila, Philippines, August 2014 - Lenovo is calling on all fashionistas to show off their stylish selves. Submit your best mirror-selfie using your Lenovo S850 and be rewarded with a fashion shopping spree through its OOTD (Outfit of the Day) selfie contest. Lenovo, in partnership with Forever 21, will select two winners who will each get Forever 21 gift certificates worth Php5,000. The last day for submission of entries is on September 21, 2014. To join, all you need to do is follow these simple steps: Like Lenovo Mobile Philippines ( on Facebook.
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  • What’s New In The World of Google – August 20th 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    Have you ever found yourself wondering what the whims of the Google gods are this week? How can you make your site an all-singing, all-knowing powerhouse when it comes to the latest tricks of SEO? Maybe you’d just like to find out more about how Google and search engines work. If so, then EverSpark Interactive’s weekly What’s New In The World of Google meetup is for you. Ever week, professionals from all levels and numerous fields come together to discuss and learn together. Better yet, the meeting is free and open to all. Join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, August…
  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup – August 13, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Building links, SEO and navigating the ever-shifting sands of Google’s likes and dislikes is enough to drive even the most calm of website owners to be brink of insanity. If you’ve ever found yourself even simply wondering how Google works, then joining in on EverSpark Interactive’s weekly What’s New In The World of Google meetup should be marked as a must-attend on your calendar. You’ll learn all the latest going’s-on with the search engine giant, and also a few tricks you can take home with you. Join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014…
  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup Recap – July 30, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    If you have a website, you need a good SEO plan. But how do you keep up with the whims of Google? With EverSpark Interactive’s What’s New In The World of Google weekly meetup, your search for the latest Google goings-on and SEO tips and tricks is over. Please join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 from 8am – 9:30am. Space is limited — so be sure you RSVP to get your front row seat to what’s always a lively discussion.  Even if you’re not positive you can make the meeting, you can always play a little catch up with our blog recap posts.
  • Twitter Offers Analytics for Organic Tweets

    Dave Paul
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Twitter is one of those things you’re “supposed” to do. It’s a way to reach your audience and promote your brand, essentially for free. But how much are you actually reaching people? Do your tweets get read, do your links get clicked, and would paying to promote tweets be a great marketing spend or a total waste of cash? Until recently, those are questions most business owners couldn’t answer. That’s because “organic” tweets—the ones you send out every day, without paying anything—had no analytics support. No data. No way to see what was working. Twitter changed that a…
  • Google Unveils Publisher Center to Optimize News Content

    Dave Paul
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    For owners of news websites, Google has opened the door—at least partly—to the way in which it will identify and display your content in Google News. The opportunity comes in the form of the new News Publisher Center which was announced this week in a blog post by Google engineer Eric Weigle. The center lets news publishers make changes to the official Google record of their sites, in three main ways: Updating basic site details like name and site labels Updating the structure of your site by adding, removing or changing section URLs Most critically, labeling each of your sections with a…
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  • Using and over abusing CSS

    11 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    People usually are abusing features just because they can. It happened before, it's happening now and most likely it will happen again.
  • Gamespot's loading hearts

    7 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    "Video games ruined my life. Good thing I have extra lives." If you're a passionate gamer like me, then you've probably heard this before. On this matter, the other days I was browsing through some reviews to find out more about my latest favorite game, Dark Souls 2 which by the way, it rocks. But, I'm not making video games reviews here. The thing is that while checking the Gamespot review, I noticed a very nice and original loader somehow inspired by the above tagline. I fall instantly in love with that animation and tried to replicate it with CSS, I just couldn't help myself. So, just in…
  • Moving from WordPress to Jekyll

    3 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    My website was needing a fresh new look, and what better chance to learn a new approach than this? You may ask why would you want to move from WordPress to Jekyll when everything works just fine? That's a good question and I think the short answer is to learn.
  • Simple SCSS spinner animation

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

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

    Jack Dutton
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    "Samsung is a religion, and Chairman Lee is a god." These were the words Masaki Oguro, an engineer at Samsung's video camera business in Suwon, South Korea, used in a Bloomberg story to describe Samsung's chairman, Lee Kun Hee: Workers were told to park behind the plant because their ugly cars would offend the leader’s eyes. Mints were placed in bathrooms lest anyone’s breath smell of kimchi. Guards lined the road to greet his limo and a long, red carpet was rolled out. Everyone was reminded not to gaze down from the windows. According to the Bloomberg Billionaire's Index, Lee…
  • 10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

    Alyson Shontell
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:03 am
    Good morning! Here's what's happening in tech.  Apple is expected to launch its iWatch on September 9. In fact, Apple may be about to unveil a slew of new products. Samsung just announced its new smart watch, the Samsung Gear S. It has a curved display and lets you see notifications and messages on your wrist.  Samsung also announced another new product, the Gear Circle. It's a necklace that clasps around a user's neck and, when paired with a Samsung phone, it can let the wearer listen to music, take calls and give voice commands. With an IPO right around the corner, the…
  • How Apple's Smartwatch Announcement Triggered Chaos At Samsung And LG

    James Cook
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    Early reports of an Apple smartwatch sent the tech world into a frenzy yesterday, with LG and Samsung both appearing to have rushed out announcements of their own devices before the day was out. The day began with a report in Re/code from John Paczkowski which claimed the rumored Apple smartwatch will arrive with the new iPhone on Sept. 9. It had previously been thought that the new device would arrive separately to the iPhone 6, possibly in its own launch event in October. With the sudden news that the Apple smartwatch could be arriving within weeks, rival manufacturers scrambled to make…
  • Photos: Apple Will Launch A GOLD iPhone 6

    Jim Edwards
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:52 am
    It looks like Apple will launch its new iPhone 6 in three colors: silver, gray and gold. (Or silver, black and gold depending on your interpretation of Apple's color scheme.) Photos of component parts for the new iPhone leaked onto the French web site Nowhere Else. We can't confirm whether the photos are true, but 9to5Mac thought they were newsworthy also. The color scheme is not a huge surprise, because the iPhone 5S came in silver, gray and gold, too. What Apple fans will be rejoicing over, however, is confirmation that there will be a gold iPhone 6. By far the most interesting part of the…
  • Twitter Now Shows You Exactly How Many People See Your Tweets — And It's Mesmerizing

    Jim Edwards
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:55 am
    Twitter has released its Twitter analytics dashboard to all users, and it's completely awesome. (Here's Twitter's official guide on how it works.) It's also dead simple to use. Log in to your Twitter account and go to: A dashboard will then display the "performance" of all your recent tweets. There is a sense on Twitter that because your Home timeline feed is moving so fast, a tweet has a "life" of just a few minutes and hardly anyone sees them unless you're lucky enough to get retweeted by a very famous person. Sometimes, tweeting is like gazing into the abyss,…
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  • BadUSB Uncovered

    7 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    The recent demonstration at Black Hat 2014 of BadUSB, a security vulnerability that surfaces when using the USB interface, is a hot topic in the international press. But the topic that the international press hasn’t covered is what is really behind a BadUSB attack and how does it work?Every USB flash drive consists of a controller chip and at least one memory module. The controller is in charge of the communication with the computer via the USB interface and manages the memory module. In principle, a USB flash drive can be thought of as a microcomputer that, upon being plugged in, boots its…
  • NEO2014 – spotlight on Industry 4.0: Wibu-Systems, one of the five finalists

    4 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    This press release is only available in German language.
  • Industry 4.0, Security and Product Protection: the hot topics by which Wibu-Systems wowed the international Manufacturers

    7 Jul 2014 | 4:07 am
    Cyber-attacks, industrial espionage, and product piracy are rapidly growing; such problems are global and threaten both society and international manufacturers of all industries. German companies in particular develop valuable know-how with a competitive edge. The offensive affects know-how in machinery, medical devices, and intelligent systems, aka Cyber Physical Systems, alike. Wibu-Systems, one of the world's leading security providers, offers products and technologies for protecting the intellectual property against product counterfeiting and tampering.Oliver Winzenried, CEO of…
  • Wibu-Systems and Wincor Nixdorf join forces to increase security

    4 Jun 2014 | 5:36 am
    Wibu-Systems and Wincor Nixdorf expand their long-term collaboration and offer their respective expertise in the area of Digital Rights Management, IT services, and Service Desk solutions to the market. In times of industrial espionage, eavesdropping scandals, cyber-attacks and mysterious backdoors in routers and firewalls, endpoint encryption is crucial to protect business. Since 2009, Wincor Nixdorf uses CrypTA (Cryptographic Technician Authentication) to ensure authorized access to test and diagnostic functions. This solution provides individual rights required in the working environment…
  • 25 years Wibu-Systems = software protection Made in Germany

    4 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    This press release is only available in German language.
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    11 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    (function() { var load = function(url, callback){ if(document.getElementById(‘evp3-assets’)) { // Let’s wait till it’s loaded var i = setInterval(function() { if(typeof EVP3 == ‘undefined’) return; clearInterval(i); callback(); }, 5); return; } var script = document.createElement(‘script’); = ‘evp3-assets’; script.type = ‘text/javascript’; if(script.readyState){ script.onreadystatechange = function() { if(script.readyState == ‘loaded’ || script.readyState == ‘complete’) {…
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    Web Hosting Blog

  • What Can Big Data Do For eCommerce?

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    Big Data is something of a nebulous concept, and like many ideas without a clear definition, it’s been seized on by various writers and pundits as the next big thing. It’s easy to write endlessly about something when you aren’t forced to constrain yourself to practicalities. The eCommerce industry is nothing if not pragmatic, ever […]
  • WordPress Misconceptions: Do You Need A Custom WordPress Design?

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    I was recently talking to a friend who wants to create a site for his small business. He’s a landscaper, and needs a simple site — perhaps a few pages to describe his services, a contact form, and a blog. As someone who is fairly knowledgeable about WordPress web hosting, it’s difficult for me to […]
  • Don’t Fall For ICANN Domain Protection Certificate Scam

    15 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    In a recent blog post, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) revealed a scam in which registrants of top-level domains like .com and .net are approached by fraudsters and told that they need to buy a certificate to “protect their domain”. Although the certificates are well designed and incorporate official ICANN graphics, the […]
  • WordPress 4.0 Beta Is Ready For Testing

    12 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Every few months the wizards who develop WordPress put out another release. It’s always an interesting time for WordPress users and watchers, who are eager to see what benefit the new features and enhancements will bring to their site (or, if you’re more pessimistic, what new annoyances they’ll have to deal with). In this article […]
  • Roundup of July’s Best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento Content

    4 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    Another month has passed and we’re back with a new roundup of the web’s best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento content. July saw the release of both ExpressionEngine 2.9 and a new WordPress beta, as well as  the official announcement that Magento Go and ProStores will be shut down. And, of course, Germany won the World Cup. Knowing it’s hard to keep up […]
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    Hardware BBQ

  • Intel i7 4790K Devil’s Canyon Processor Review

    The Sorcerer
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Intel talked a lot about the Haswell Refresh processors codenamed Devil’s Canyon, and they were very excited about it . The newer Haswell (codename: Devil’s Canyon) came with certain improvements in comparison to earlier processors. Difference was mostly on the physical side of the processor. Intel used a ‘next generation thermal interface material’ in the hopes that it would please enthusiasts and overclockers who found that older model Haswell processors used a thermal paste under the integrated heatsink, though many would have preferred to see Intel using solder. The…
  • Intel prepping NUC with Broadwell and Braswell CPUs for 2015

    The Sorcerer
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Details about Intel’s second generation Next Unit of Computing (NUC) have surfaced via slides from Intel’s latest roadmaps. According to the roadmap, Intel will be introducing its Broadwell-powered NUC by Q1 2015, whereas Braswell based NUCs will arrive by Q2. Broadwell NUCs will support M.2 storage drives, along with wide-arrays of connectors, NFC and wireless charging features. Braswell-powered units will have native support for SDXC UHS-I memory cards. There’s also native USB 3.0 ports, with one of them dedicated for charging. These devices support SO-DIMM memory kits of…
  • AMD prepping to release two more FX series processors

    The Sorcerer
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    AMD is all set to release two of its processors under its performance variant FX series lineup. Unlike in the past where the red team pushed FX-9000 series with 220w TDP, AMD is coughing up FX-8370 and FX-8370E. The FX-8370 with 125w TDP may replace FX-8350. The ‘E’ version is an energy efficient variant with TDP of up to 95w. The E variant will cost more than the non-E variant. Both of these processors will be clocked at 4.10 GHz base clock and 4.30 via TurboCore. Other than that, its nothing new. Its the same 32nm Vishera-based core that uses 4 Piledriver CPU that provides…
  • AMD Radeon R9 285 launch date, clock speed, pricing and performance revealed

    The Sorcerer
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    AMD revealed a lot of information in regards to its upcoming 28nm based Tonga core based graphic card AMD Radeon R9 285. It is so far revealed that the card features 1,792 stream processors and uses 256-bit interface and will support DX 12. Speaking of DX12, AMD’s product manager Devon Nekechuk said that all of its upcoming AMD GPUs based on Graphics CoreNext architecture will support DX12. The core is clocked up to 918 MHz and takes power via 2x 6 pin PCIe. The TDP is 190w. The rest of the specification can be seen below: The R9 285 will be sandwiched between the R9 270/270X and the R9…
  • Intel to release HEDT i7 Haswell-E processors sooner than planned

    The Sorcerer
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Intel decided to speed up the release plans for its next-generation Haswell-E HEDT processors by several weeks, according to the new reports. It is now being told that Intel is ready to introduct the Core i7 5800/5900 series in August. According to the source, the Haswell-E would be out on 29th August, 2014. Earlier, the launch date was set for September. Its not known what is the reason that Intel decided to speed up the launch. The models that will come out are the Core i7-5960X, Core i7-5930K, Core i7-5820K and Core i7-5960X. These will be the first desktop processors from Intel with…
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    Create Your Next Customer

  • Google To Factor Security In Search Results

    InformationWeek Blog
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Websites that don’t support HTTPS connections may soon be less prominent in Google search results. Google has begun considering the security of websites as a factor in how it ranks them in its search index, a shift that can be expected to increase support for encrypted HTTPS connections at websites. In a blog post on Thursday, Zineb Ait Bahajji and Gary Illyes, webmaster trends analysts at Google, said that Google has been testing support for encrypted connections at websites as a search ranking factor. “We’ve seen positive results, so we’re starting to use HTTPS as…
  • Infographic: Make Your Marketing Strategy POP

    Hilary Jansen
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    UBM Tech polled 1000+ tech professionals to learn about their event actions and preferences. Based on their answers, we compiled the list of marketing tools you need to engage tech buyers – from the office, to events, and back.
  • How Electronic Engineers Consume Content Infographic Series: White Papers

    Carly Cohen
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    To learn more about how electronic engineers consume content, please contact us for the full UBM Tech 2014 Content Consumption research report.
  • Marketers Only “Somewhat Effective” At Content Marketing

    Hilary Jansen
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:27 pm
    A new study conducted by Forrester, along with the Business Marketing Association and the Online Marketing Institute, shows a troubling statistic. B2B marketers still aren’t seeing results from content marketing. 51% of marketers told Forrester their content marketing efforts are “somewhat effective”; 27% rated the strategy as “neutral”; 6% said it was somewhat ineffective at delivering value; 1% said it was not effective at all. As a majority of us have placed a high priority on content marketing for 2014, it’s surprising to see how many marketers are unable to turn their…
  • CIOs Cede Digital Transformation Ground To CMOs

    InformationWeek Blog
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:19 pm
    With a majority of businesses realigning technology and business this year, CIOs must step up and assume an active role, according to Altimeter Group research. Altimeter’s “2014 State of Digital Transformation” report defined digital transformation as “the realignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models to more effectively engage digital customers at every touch point in the customer experience lifecycle.” Some 88% of executives and digital strategists indicated that their company is undergoing a formal digital transformation effort this…
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  • Um outro dia-a-dia.

    Pathroc S/A.
    3 Aug 2014 | 9:18 pm
    [CIDADE] [DIGITAL] Olá a todos. Segue então um rascunho do que tenho levado para pensar no meu dia-a-dia; vamos lá! Torna-se interessantíssimo e instigante refletirmos sobre o nosso estilo de vida sobre uma camada mais digital, até que num dado momento não teremos mais a percepção do que esta ou não conectado, pois tudo ou quase tudo, principalmente para com as tarefas rotineiras do
  • Eu falo e pago

    Pathroc S/A.
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:16 pm
    [NFC] Olá a todos, demorou um pouco mas aqui estamos. Contínuo buscando, refletindo e indagando sobre muitas coisas.  E uma de muitas coisas é o NFC algo interessante  para pensar, rsss Segue então um rascunho do que tenho levado para pensar no meu dia-a-dia; vamos lá! É indiscutível hoje o impacto das novas tecnologias no nosso dia-a-dia, inserindo-nos querendo ou não a novos contextos
  • Nós! conectados. Querendo ou não.

    Pathroc S/A.
    14 Aug 2013 | 3:14 am
    [WEARABLE] Olá a todos, demorou um pouco mas aqui estamos. Contínuo buscando, refletindo e indagando sobre muitas coisas.  E "coisas" tornou-se uma coisa interessante para pensar, rsss As Novas Tecnologias, são contextos norteantes uma interface de idéias para novos arranjos, seja, em: Negócios, Meios publicitários, Ilhas de Fomento, Desenvolvimento de startups e muitos outros cenários
  • Eu e Você usamos e nem percebemos

    Pathroc S/A.
    16 May 2013 | 5:52 pm
    [BYOC] Atualmente estou construindo algumas obervações para um novo trabalho, um processo de discussão, sobre Cloud Computing. Um conteúdo onde instigaremos as discussões sobre as mudanças organizacionais advindas pelo uso intenso de tecnologia(consumerização), onde os devices são uns dos agentes dessa mudança, ou seja,  um dos principais fomentadores desse cenário irreversível de mudanças,
  • O que já se pensou...

    Pathroc S/A.
    13 Mar 2013 | 8:05 pm
    [METRICS] As mudanças provocadas pelo uso intenso de novas tecnologias têm mudado nossa percepção e propondo novas bases para a construção teórica em diferentes áreas e segmentos de mercado, exigindo assim o repensar urgente dos pressupostos e modelos adotados nesse mercado global.  Mapear essas mudanças contribui na construção de novos insights seja empresariais, acadêmicos ou
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    What's On My PC

  • TECH DEAL – Amazon Price Drop AMD FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core Processor

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Nice processor for all you system builders out there… AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core AMD FX 8-Core Processor, Unlocked, Black Edition. AMD’s next-generation architecture takes 8-core processing to a new level. Get up to 24% better frame rates in some of the most demanding games, at stunning resolutions. Get faster audio encoding so you can […]
  • TECH DEAL – Nice Deal On Lenovo Desktop Computer (Coupon Code K350E8801 Expires 9/3/2014)

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    If you are looking for a desktop computer, I came across this deal at DealNews: Lenovo offers its Lenovo K450e Intel Haswell Core i5 3.2GHz Desktop (no monitor), model no. 57328801, for $579. Coupon code “K350E8801″ cuts it to$539. With free shipping, that’s $260 off list and the lowest total price we could find. Features include an Intel […]
  • Convert Your Favorite Videos From YouTube, Dailymotion, Vevo, and Clipfish to MP3, MP4 And More…

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:28 am
    Looking for a way to convert your favorite music videos to MP3? Look no further…  I have been on the hunt for an online YouTube video to MP3 converter and found quite a few; HOWEVER, I finally settled with a FREE service called – Online Video Converter. This service is cloud based, which means […]
  • Google Cloud Print – Make Your Home And Work Printers Available To You From Anywhere

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
    If you use the Google Chrome Browser, did you know there is a built in feature (called Cloud Print) that will allow you to set up your home (or work) based printer so that you can print to that printer from any web based device (such as your smartphone, tablet, Chromebook, etc…)? This is a […]
  • Google Chrome MP3 Player App – Trifling Trivial Worthless Rubbishy Player (TTWR player)

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    Once I get stuck on something, I am on it until I’ve exhausted it or I’m exhausted (which ever comes first). For some odd reason, I have been on a MP3 music kick; especially being focused on web based converters and web based players. Today I happened across a Google Chrome App, called Trifling Trivial […]
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina technology and business news

  • Akili Software, Inc. Growing Social Connections Through Social Responsibility

    David Menzies
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Akili Software, Inc., announced today the launch of its new social media campaign. Fully committed to the idea of social responsibility, Akili has partnered with the non-profit Wine To Water™, started right here in Raleigh, to do just that. The idea was simple: one dollar for one Like. Efforts began with the launch of Kili™ Referral Manager, Akili Software’s first web application for non-medical home care companies. But rather than using Facebook simply as a tool for publicity, Akili founder Michelle Harper, was determined to do something bigger. Always looking for a…
  • GCFLearnFree Debuts Photoshop Tutorial

    David Menzies
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. --, an online-based educational organization, has launched a free Photoshop Basics tutorial. The tutorial includes 10 lessons and 5 videos that involve performing a variety of tasks in the imaging program, and covers free and low-cost alternatives learners can use as well. “This has been our most requested topic for quite a while,” says Stephen Lee, lead instructional designer for’s Technology curriculum. “With our new tutorial, learners can use downloadable examples to get hands-on experience with Photoshop. We’ll also show learners…
  • Myers Bigel Attorneys Recognized for Excellence in 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

    David Menzies
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. – Ten attorneys from Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, have been named to the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia. “Well-respected, independent third-party organizations and publications like Best Lawyers continually recognize Myers Bigel attorneys as leading the field in the quality of patents they produce and defend for our clients,”…
  • NC COIN Promotes Karen Shank to Business Development Director

    David Menzies
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- NC COIN (North Carolina Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology) is pleased to announce the promotion of Karen Shank to Business Development Director. Shank will provide leadership to the 501(c)3 organization as it expands its services this fall to engage a diverse community of active leaders in biotech, agriculture, and nanotechnology to accelerate ideas, drive business, and establish a culture for growth throughout North Carolina.“Karen has a hard-to-find combination of skills and industry knowledge that are essential to COIN’s continuing development…
  • Advanced Fraud Solutions Recognized in 2014 Inc. 5000 list

    David Menzies
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:58 am
    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. -- Advanced Fraud Solutions, a leading fraud and risk detection software provider has been recognized by Inc. magazine on its prestigious 2014 Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies.“We’re honored to be recognized by Inc. magazine,” said Lawrence Reaves, CEO of AFS. “We continually strive to help our customers eliminate fraud and identify transaction risk, our achievements would not exist without their success. We are excited that we can improve their overall growth with our own.”The Inc. 5000 is a challenging list to…
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  • Acorns se queda con los centavos que te sobran y los invierte por ti

    Domadis Cabrera
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Invertir en el futuro puede ser difícil para los jóvenes. Y con restricciones, como saldos de cuentas mínimos y comisiones que hacen que sea poco rentable invertir unos cientos de dólares a la vez, la inversión casi puede parecer imposible. Hasta hoy. Acorns fue lanzando oficialmente en la App Store recientemente, y su objetivo es ayudar a cualquier persona a invertir directamente desde su smartphone. Acorns te permite conectar tus tarjetas de crédito o de débito (con un inicio de sesión rápido utilizando tus credenciales bancarias), y lo que hace es redondear automáticamente…
  • Ralph Lauren presenta su nueva camiseta conectada ‘Polo Tech’

    Domadis Cabrera
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Ralph Lauren ha anunciado la introducción de una nueva camiseta conectada con el iPhone. Y gracias sus sensores integrados, puede hacer un seguimiento de los datos biométricos de la persona que la viste y de enviarlos directamente a su smartphone. La camisa Polo Tech de Ralph Lauren cuenta con sensores cosidos en el producto para consultar la información biológica y fisiológica. Pero la camisa no es solo tecnología, sino que también tiene una apariencia elegante, en color negro y con el logotipo clásico de Polo en amarillo. La camiseta utiliza una tecnología desarrollada por la…
  • Instagram lanza una nueva aplicación para el iPhone. Se llama Hyperlapse.

    Domadis Cabrera
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Primero fue Bolt, Y ahora Instagram vuelve con otra nueva aplicación móvil. Se llama Hyperlapse y promete a los propietarios de iPhone una manera fácil de grabar tracking shots y time-lapse impresionantes. Estas dos técnicas de fotografía son endiabladamente difíciles de crear con un teléfono inteligente. La mayoría de los cineastas utilizan una plataforma de cámara profesional para producir estos efectos, pero Instagram espera ofrecer resultados similares a los usuarios de iOS. Hyperlapse incluye una función de estabilización de manera que las fotos mantienen una apariencia suave…
  • PayPal te descuenta un 25% en tus compras de aplicaciones, películas, músicas y más

    Domadis Cabrera
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:38 am
    El servicio Digital Gift de PayPal está ofreciendo códigos de bono de regalo de iTunes para con el 25% de descuento. Eso significa que los usuarios de PayPal con iPhones, iPads y iPods pueden comprar aplicaciones, películas, música, libros y mucho más a un costo reducido. Los códigos de regalo están disponibles por precios que oscilan entre los 15€ y los 100€, pero si se compra a través del incentivo de PayPal, cuestan entre 11.25 y 75. El acuerdo está disponible a partir de hoy, 26 de agosto de 2014 hasta la medianoche del próximo jueves 28 de agosto. La oferta es hasta agotar…
  • Parece que el cargador del iPhone 6 recibirá un rediseño

    Domadis Cabrera
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Desde hace años, el pequeño cargador de 5 vatios que se suministra con el iPhone ha permanecido más o menos sin cambios. Pero de acuerdo con un nuevo informe de China, este otoño, Apple lanzará uno nuevo cargador con el iPhone 6. Las imágenes que se han filtrado muestran que el nuevo cargador ya no será un cuadrado con bordes redondeados, sino que en su lugar, tendrá muescas en cada lado para que sea más fácil enchufarlo o desconectarlo de la toma de corriente. La versión para Reino Unido también tendrá muescas como sus contrapartes americana y europea. No hay ninguna prueba de…
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  • Microsoft updates Windows Store certification requirements to weed out bogus apps

    Shawn Knight
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
    Microsoft's Windows Store has been growing at a steady pace but as we pointed out last week, that's not always a good thing. In Microsoft's case, their store is littered with fake apps designed solely to trick people and steal their money.
  • The Cornerplay: Soon no one will care about a phone's battery life

    Jeffrey Yuwono
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:46 am
    The fear of running out of battery wields such an extraordinary influence over how we use smartphones. We are never too far from a charger, and many of us carry a heavy, cumbersome power bank. I have good news: we are on the verge of true all day battery life....
  • Here's how to make those old console games look better than ever

    Shawn Knight
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Modern televisions are great for watching modern media formats but if you've ever tried some retro gaming with a dated console on a newer set, you're already aware that things turn ugly real quick. Never mind the fact that you can't (effectively) use accessories like Nintendo's Zapper with modern sets...
  • Apple may announce iWatch alongside new iPhones next month

    Shawn Knight
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Apple's rumored September 9 media event may have more in store than we initially bargained for. According to a new report from Re/code's John Paczkowski, the Cupertino-based company is planning to unveil a new wearable alongside two versions of the next generation iPhone.
  • New low-power chip technology could enhance wearable battery life significantly

    Justin Kahn
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Wearable devices like smartwatches and fitness trackers tend to suffer from limited battery life, but it appears a new type of chip from startup Ineda Systems could enhance that significantly.
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  • Wind Power Can Improve Resiliency of Electrical Grids

    Curated Post
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Today, at the CIGRE Session 45 in Paris,GE’s Energy Consulting business(NYSE: GE) presented the findings of its frequency response study on wind power and grid resiliency. The study, which was sponsored by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, modeled the country’s Eastern Interconnection—one of the largest electrical systems in the world—and determined that when equipped with the appropriate modern plant controls, wind applications can substantially enhance grid resiliency.Increased Wind Integration Positions Electrical Grids to Better Respond to Major DisturbancesFinding…
  • iPhone 6 Guide Appears To Confirm Announce Date

    Curated Post
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    iPhone rumour season is just days away from becoming iPhone reality season, and a new leak from a usually reliable source appears to confirm some basic details. The French tech blog Nowhere Else just published images of an iPhone 6 Quick Start guide. The document includes the rumoured iPhone 6 name as well as the location of the sleep/wake button on the righthand side of the device, instead of the top where it’s historically been on the iPhone. The rumoured announcement date of September 9 is also displayed on the screen, which is consistent with guides from past releases. Aside from the…
  • Researchers pinpoint links between trees and air quality

    Curated Post
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    An interdisciplinary team of scientists from Portland State University (PSU) have found direct links between the presence of mature trees in a city and the air quality its citizens enjoy, uncovering new pathways to understanding the value provided by urban forests and the design of healthy cities.The PSU Trees and Health team worked with numerous community volunteers, including many PSU and Washington State students, to place a web of 144 sensors across the greater Portland region. The scientists then examined neighborhood-specific air quality data correlated with detailed maps of…
  • Earthquake mapped by social media posts

    Curated Post
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The first way many people likely found out about the 6.0-magnitude quake that shook Napa, Calif., on Sunday was through social media. Some users updated their statuses with exclamations of fear or relief, while others gave a bit more information with locations, photos, and videos.Mapping software company Esri tracked these social media posts on Twitter and YouTube and created an interactive map that lets users get more of a personal view of what happened on the ground.Esri’s real-time social media map of the Napa earthquake.<read more here…>
  • KYOCERA Solar Modules Achieve “Performance Leader” Rating

    Guest Post
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Kyocera Corporation announced today that Kyocera is the only solar module manufacturer to rank as a Performance Leader in all six categories in independent testing by PV Evolution Labs, as reported in GTM Research’s July 2014 PV Module Reliability Scorecard.The report ranks performance of the 15 participating manufacturers in three categories: Performance Leaders, Middle Performers or Low Performers.“With the exception of one manufacturer, Kyocera, no company consistently ranked within the Performance Leaders group for all test regimens,” GTM Research noted. “Results showed that most…
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  • Windows Store Loses Fake Apps, Apple iWatch Incoming, And More… [Tech News Digest]

    Dave Parrack
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Also, Twitter analyzes your tweets, Kinect for Xbox One, a side order of smartphones, selfish Olympus unveils selfie camera, and real life imitates art when a SWAT team stops a live stream. Microsoft Removes Fake Apps Microsoft is currently purging Windows Store of the fake apps that risked ruining the reputation of Windows 8. That is to say what little reputation Windows 8 has left. In total, 1,500 apps have been removed for offering little or no value to customers. Many of these apps were actually paid versions of free software, with the vendors profiting from people’s ignorance. As…
  • Cool Websites & Tools – Online Subscriptions, Chromecast Backgrounds, & Record Audio Online

    Mark O'Neill
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Snap Clap – Boost up your popularity easily within a moment. Thanks to Snap Clap, now you have a bigger chance than ever to find your true love. Fed up with missing on pictures because you have to click the shutter button? With Snap Clap your mobile phone will become your personal photographer. ?Just place your device wherever you want, join your friends and clap hands. SpreadCloud – is an Excel add-in that connects your spreadsheets with APIs. Data keys are used by the SpreadCloud data partners to provide you with access to their data. Use the Request Builder to...Read the full…
  • Break These World Records During Your Lunch Hour!

    Jackson Chung
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Got an hour for lunch? Great — find the nearest pizza place that sells 12-inchers and break the current world record for chowing it down, which is currently held by Peter Czerwinski at 41.31 seconds. Or maybe try typing the alphabet in less than 3.43 seconds? For a bit more fun, try taping a person to a wall in less than the current record of 41.66 seconds. Who said geeks don’t have fun? via Chair OfficeRead the full article: Break These World Records During Your Lunch Hour!
  • What Is The Oldest Piece Of Computer Software You Still Use? [We Ask You]

    Dave Parrack
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Newer isn’t always better. Just look at Windows 8, which most people agree is a step backwards from the thoroughly enjoyable-to-use Windows 7. The mess Microsoft made with its latest operating system led many of us to stick with what we know, despite the older operating system losing its shiny luster. Is the same true of old software too? We’re confident that plenty of you reading this are using old software that is well past its prime. And yet something draws you to carry on using it. We want to hear your story of using old software for this week’s...Read the full article:…
  • 4 Brilliant Facebook Tricks You’ll Love Messing With [Weekly Facebook Tips]

    Angela Alcorn
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    If you’re on Facebook a lot you’ll have noticed that there are a few annoying things you just can’t do easily. Here’s a bunch of useful tips you can try out to get around these Facebook nuisances. Hidden Facebook tricks like this are also really fun to use, so you might find yourself playing with them a lot! GIFs On Facebook If you’re a fan of animated GIFs and want to entertain your friends with a few, head over to to get hold of GIFs that will work. When you find one you like, just click on the Facebook...Read the full article: 4 Brilliant Facebook…
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • Join the PC Pitstop Team

    The Pit Crew
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    We are looking for an Entry Level Developer. The post Join the PC Pitstop Team appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Come Work at PC Pitstop We are looking for an energetic and motivated software... Welcome to PC Pitstop…Even if you made a typo We only wish it could be under happier circumstances! PC... Join us for a Live Community Chat You are invited to join us for one or...
  • 6 Million Laptop Power Cords Recalled

    The Pit Crew
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    HP has announced a recall of 6 million power cords used with HP and Compaq branded laptops. The post 6 Million Laptop Power Cords Recalled appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Thinkpad Batteries Recalled for Fire Risk Lenovo has issued a recall for thousands of Thinkpad batteries... Windows Talk: How to Create a Laptop Power Efficiency Report If you are a Laptop user your Laptop battery... Avoiding the Five Most Common Laptop Mishaps The small size and portability of a laptop computer makes...
  • Windows Update Causing Blue Screens of Death

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:50 pm
    A recent update (MS014-045) from Windows is causing problems. Here is how to remove it. The post Windows Update Causing Blue Screens of Death appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Windows Observer: How to Read a Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) So it happens. Every once in a while you’re... Bob Rankin: Blue Screen of Death on Windows 7 By Bob Rankin Windows 7 is the most stable... Windows Talk: How to Recover From Windows Blue Screen Error? How drastic will it be for you if you...
  • Taking Care of a UPS

    Terry Stockdale
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:49 pm
    How to care for an UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply. The post Taking Care of a UPS appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Do I Need an Uninterruptible Power Supply? Do I Need an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)? I’m... Complete Laptop Care Guide Today laptops are fast replacing desktops as the computer... PCTechBytes: What is that Noise Inside Your PC? If your computer makes noises, then you’re having a hardware...
  • 3 Important Internet Safety Tips

    Make Tech Easier
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
    3 important steps to a safer Internet life. The post 3 Important Internet Safety Tips appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: 3 Important Safety Tips for Browser Extensions Browser extensions can greatly enhance your browsing experience. Unfortunately,... 6 Step Internet Safety Plan Techlicious offers 6 simple steps for managing the risks... Protecting Against Facebook Privacy Threats The next wave of malware to infect you may...
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    Online Tech Tips

  • How to Automatically Remove Unwanted Pre-Installed Software from Your Computer

    Aseem Kishore
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:42 pm
    So you just bought a new computer and can’t wait to start using it right? So you fire up that bad boy eagerly awaiting the cool new features and instantaneous loading of programs with a single click of the mouse, but what do you get? Annoyingly and shockingly, your new computer boots up and greets you with popup ads, lots of shortcuts to useless programs and useless services with enough icons on your desktop to fill up half the screen on your new widescreen display! It’s 2014 and the only computer I have bought that doesn’t have any bloatware on it is the Google Chromebook.
  • How to Recover Accidentally Deleted Files

    Aseem Kishore
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:59 pm
    If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably deleted something important on your computer that you need to recover ASAP! Hopefully, the files or folders that are now gone were deleted only a short while ago because the more data that gets written to the disk, the more chance that the section of the hard drive that contained the data will be overwritten with new data, thereby making your recovery chances a lot lower. Before we get into the different ways to recover deleted files, first make sure you check a couple of things: 1. Always check the recycle bin to make sure your…
  • Free Up Disk Space using TreeSize

    Aseem Kishore
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Trying to figure out where all of your hard drive space has disappeared to is often quite a challenge in Windows with all of the hidden folders and temp directories! As an IT Professional, one tool that I use almost every other day is TreeSize, a small utility that tells you exactly where all of your hard drive space is currently allocated. Using TreeSize Free edition, you can immediately see which folders and sub-folders are taking up the most hard disk space. Once you have that info, it’s a piece of cake to quickly free up hard drive space taken up by temp files or other useless data.
  • How to Split Your Laptop or PC Screen/Monitor in Windows

    Aseem Kishore
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Here’s a quick how-to for anyone who wants to split their computer screen monitor into two so that they can view two applications side-by-side. I’ll also be talking about how you can split your screen across dual monitors and split your wallpapers so you can have a different wallpaper on each monitor. The first how-to is really only useful if you have a widescreen computer display. Otherwise, splitting a normal monitor will not leave enough real estate for the two applications. However, if you have a 15″, 17″ or higher widescreen display, you can easily split the…
  • How to Insert a YouTube Video into a PowerPoint Presentation

    Aseem Kishore
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:36 pm
    If you’re trying to get a YouTube video into your PowerPoint presentation, there are a couple of ways you can do it. The easiest method is to simply copy the embed code from the YouTube video and paste it into PowerPoint. However, that option require you have an active Internet connection during the presentation because the video will be streamed from the Internet. The second option is to download the video from YouTube and then insert it as a movie file into PowerPoint. This is harder process because you’re going to have to find a website or tool to download the videos, which is…
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    Tech Spikes

  • Why Do Companies Use Digital Marketing?

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    Ensure you are highly visible online with a digital marketing company. Consumers first turn to the internet whenever they need any kind of product or service. This means that you company needs to have a strong online presence and be easily found on the internet, and to achieve this there are internet marketing agencies that can help to transform your business. In recent times the internet has become an enormous, global marketplace. It is where consumers first look when searching for any kind of product or service. This now means that every business in every industry needs to go digital and…
  • Positive Effects Of Gaming Online

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

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

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

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

    C.C. Weiss
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:21 am
    One of the more interesting vehicles to come out of Moscow International Auto Salon's press day, the Brabus Business Lounge transforms the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter into a spacious, luxurious conference room on four wheels. It's the latest way for wealthy businessmen to work and relax while being chauffeured from point to point. .. Continue Reading Brabus fancies up the Mercedes Sprinter with Business Lounge package Section: Automotive Tags: Brabus, Luxury, Mercedes-Benz, Tuning Related Articles: Airstream turns the Mercedes Sprinter into an ultra-luxury van Luxury on wheels - the 2010 Brabus…
  • Nature inspires color-sensitive, CMOS-compatible photodetector

    Richard Moss
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:40 am
    Researchers at Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) have developed a new image sensor that mimics the way we see color by integrating light amplifiers and color filters directly onto the pixels. The new design enables smaller, less complex, and more organic designs for CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors and other photodetectors used in cameras. .. Continue Reading Nature inspires color-sensitive, CMOS-compatible photodetector Section: Electronics Tags: Color, Imaging, Light, Photonics, Rice University, Sensors Related Articles: Panasonic's Micro Color…
  • Rosetta narrows down potential comet landing sites

    David Szondy
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:14 am
    After you become the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid, what do you do for an encore? For ESA’s Rosetta comet probe, the answer is to get ready for the first soft landing on a comet nucleus. Only weeks after going into orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the unmanned Rosetta explorer is engaged in a fast-paced reconnaissance of the comet and has identified five candidate sites for putting down the Philae lander in November. .. Continue Reading Rosetta narrows down potential comet landing sites Section: Space Tags: Comets, ESA, Reconnaissance, Rosetta, Spacecraft Related…
  • Fraunhofer's Google Glass app detects human emotions in real time

    Nick Lavars
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Over a number of years, researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute have developed software to measure human emotion through face detection and analysis. Dubbed SHORE (Sophisticated High-speed Object Recognition), the technology has the potential to aid communication for those with disabilities. Now the team has repurposed the software as an app for Google Glass, with a view to bringing its emotion-detecting technology to the world. .. Continue Reading Fraunhofer's Google Glass app detects human emotions in real time Section: Wearable Electronics Tags: Autism, Emotions, Face Detection,…
  • NASA's "swarmies" robots would team up to explore alien worlds

    Colin Jeffrey
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:10 pm
    A collection of autonomous robots designed to scuttle around on distant planets looking for resources and material in much the same way that members of insect colonies do on Earth are currently being tested by NASA engineers. The robots, dubbed ‘swarmies’, are designed to individually survey an area, signal the others when they have found something of value, and then divide up the task of collecting the material and returning it to their base... Continue Reading NASA's "swarmies" robots would team up to explore alien worlds Section: Robotics Tags: Autonomous, NASA, Robotics,…
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    John Morris

  • How to Avoid Clients From Hell BEFORE They Ever Hire You

    John Morris
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Some clients just suck. There’s really no nice way to put it. Learning how to expose and avoid them BEFORE you let them hire you will keep you from tearing your hair out (and stave off the gray hair for just a few more years). Of course, it’s fun to joke about it… but dealing with hellish clients is actually serious as… well hell! That’s because getting good at avoiding clients who just don’t fit well with your personality and how you operate will help you avoid getting seriously burnt out and overwhelmed. And, it’ll keep you loving your job which…
  • How to Get Your First Web Design Client (Step #2 is especially important)

    John Morris
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    Getting your first PAID web design client is the most important action you can take for your coding career… whether you plan to be a freelance web designer long-term or not. It’s THAT important because it immediately makes everything much more clear: You see if you actually like coding You figure out what your clients expect from you You understand what to charge and why And, most importantly… you gain CONFIDENCE. You get to see first-hand that people WILL pay you money to code for them and that you CAN deliver. On the flip side, NOT getting your first client leaves…
  • How to Position Yourself to Get More Freelance Jobs

    John Morris
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    I was recently asked: “How do I fill out my profile on sites like Elance and oDesk? How do I fill them out in a way that’s honest but more impressive than leaving them blank?” Here’s the simplest way I can put this… Your unique situation can and SHOULD be positioned to highlight your advantages. For example, when I started looking to get hired for freelance IT jobs I was completely self-taught and I believed that was a disadvantage. I believed coders who had gone to school were in a better position than me and would have an easier time convincing clients to hire…
  • Most Web Designers Don’t Do This… But It’s How I Get 99% of My Freelance Jobs

    John Morris
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    Most freelancers and web designers immediately roll their eyes when I say the word, “branding”. Mostly because they’re thinking of big brand branding done by companies like Coke or McDonalds… that’s “not meant to actually make sales”. Yet, “branding” is how I get 99% of my clients. In fact, you’re here reading this right now because of the “branding” I do. So, if you can put aside all the mis-information you’ve probably heard about the word “branding”… Check out the video below and let me show you…
  • The Most Important Freelance Job Getting Activity You’re Not Doing

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

  • How To Recover A CryptoLocker Infected Hard Drive

    Vamsi Krishna
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    CryptoLocker is a ransomware which is just simple and devastating. Up until now, computers effected by CryptoLocker were unusable unless you paid the demanded monetary payment.What is CryptoLockerWe have already covered what CryptoLocker is previously. In short, it is a ransomware trojan which is specifically designed to infect computers running Windows operating system. Once a computer is infected, it encrypts all the data present in the local storage, mapped network drives and any mounted removable drives using 2048-bit RSA public key cryptography, essentially rendering all the files…
  • The Best Markdown Editor for Web

    Paul Ferson
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Markdown is a hybrid of text editing with no formatting features and word processing in a program such as Microsoft Word; this leaves it nearly entirely universal across operating systems – we have already examined some of the best tools for writing in Markdown on Windows, but there are numerous tools for writing in Markdown via the Web, just as there are for editing complex documents, and we’ll be taking a look at some of the most well-known: Dillinger, StackEdit, Markable, and Backpager.As with the Modern UI apps available on the Windows Store, the majority of Markdown editors for Web…
  • Interesting Clock Widgets and Plasmoids for KDE

    Ivana Isadora Devcic
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    KDE users are already familiar with the wonders that Plasmoids can do for their desktops. These handy little widgets are quick and easy to install, and they can transform your desktop from plain and empty into cool and informative. Most users like to have a clock somewhere on the desktop regardless of their OS and desktop environment. The good news is that the clock doesn’t have to rely on boring numbers, and there are several KDE clock widgets and Plasmoids with a creative approach to telling the time.Binary ClockThis Plasmoid is perfect for geeks and people who love trying out new and…
  • How to Make a Chrome OS Recovery Disk

    Derrik Diener
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Nobody with a computer should be without a way to recover it. Operating systems fail all the time (some more than others), so it’s important to be prepared. Chrome OS is no exception. If you own a Chromebook (or have installed Chrome OS on your laptop), here’s how you can make a Chrome OS recovery disk.Note: For this tutorial, you will need a USB flash drive with minimum 4GB of free space. You can use a SD card, too, if you don’t have a flash drive.In the past, you would need to burn the image file onto a CD/DVD in order to create a recovery disk. Recently, Google released a…
  • How to Import and Export Contacts on an Android Device

    Mahesh Makvana
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    One of the great features I like about Android is its ability to let you import and export contacts on your device. So if you change a ROM on your device, or you just buy a brand new smartphone, it will only take a couple of minutes for you to have your contacts restored on your new device. The best thing about this is that you do not need to install any app from the Google Play store to do that, as your Android device comes preloaded with a utility that lets you do that.If you are switching to a new phone or are going to flash a ROM on your device, you must make sure you have backed up…
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  • 6 Best CDN To Speed Up WordPress

    shabnam sultan
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:33 am
    Website Speed is important for better user experience and more over to get better position in Google search results as Google is taking site load speed in to consideration. Website owners want to have faster loading web pages, Content Delivery…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 8 WordPress Plugins to manage banner ads 7 Best WordPress Themes for Kindergarten or Preschool in 2014 8 Best Alternatives To Dropbox Top 10 PayPal Alternatives Top 9 WordPress Security Plugins to Secure your Website
  • 7 Top Best Selling WordPress Themes 2014

    shabnam sultan
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
    WordPress is a popular blogging platform and Themeforest has got good quality of WordPress themes at an affordable range from the best WordPress developers around the world. If you are planning to launch a new site or looking forward to…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 7 Best WordPress Themes for Kindergarten or Preschool in 2014 10 Best e-Commerce WordPress Themes in 2014 6 Best Premium Coming Soon WordPress Themes 2014 8 WordPress Plugins to manage banner ads Top 9 WordPress Security Plugins to Secure your Website
  • 30+ Best Free URL Shorteners

    shabnam sultan
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:59 am
    URL Shorteners, are you aware? URL Shorteners are tools or services provided which converts long URLs into short URLs in few seconds. Users clicking on short URL will be redirected to the original URL. These days many bloggers/webmasters are using…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 15 Awesome Free and Paid Logo Maker Tools 15 Awesome Website Builders to Create Free Website 8 Best Alternatives To Dropbox 15 Tools to Search for Perfect Domain Name Top 10 PayPal Alternatives
  • 6 Best Music Streaming Apps for Android

    shabnam sultan
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Internet has changed our lives and music is no exception. Today there are various music streaming apps for smartphones which lets music lovers to stream music online without downloading or purchasing. If you are a music freak and like to…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Android Spy Software Increases Chances Of Longevity In A Romantic Relation Why Do Android Developers Fail To Get Rich Readability App For Android Download Now Download Max Payne Mobile APK For Android 7 Best Racing Games For Android
  • Top 9 WordPress Security Plugins to Secure your Website

    shabnam sultan
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    Top WordPress Security Plugins for bloggers to save their WordPress blogs from hacking. WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platform, however, WordPress is like any Content Management System and is vulnerable to hacking and hence securing WordPress blog…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 8 WordPress Plugins to manage banner ads Customize WordPress Admin Panel Using 5 Simple Techniques 7 Best WordPress Themes for Kindergarten or Preschool in 2014 10 Best e-Commerce WordPress Themes in 2014 6 Best Premium Coming Soon WordPress Themes 2014
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  • Kingston Data Traveller HyperX 256GB hands on review

    Tharun Venkatesan
    9 Aug 2014 | 1:46 am
    What would be the average size of pendrives commonly in use? May be 8 or 16 GB? Kingston’s HyperX 256GB pendrive is a Bigdata in your pocket. It breaks the usual data capacities of pendrives to offer a whooping 256GB pendrive. As time grows, so does the amount of data we need to carry with us. Gone are the days of 1GB, 2GB or even the 8GB pen drives. Anyone who buys a new pen drive decides to go for a minimum 16GB pen drive today considering the very small price difference from the 8 GB ones. Kingston also has 1TB pendrives but not much affordable for all, but this one is to some. We made a…
  • Google+ rolls out premium features for its apps customers

    Tharun Venkatesan
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:03 am
    Google enhances its apps service by providing the users with premium Google+ features. Earlier some of the accounts have seen an option to preview the Google+ premium features. Now Google has announced that it is rolling out the features for all its apps users. The Premium features include the ability to host Hangouts in HD with 15 people in organization. Hangouts have always been there, but this 15 person HD hangouts will save time and money as claimed by Google. Also just a click on the calendar schedule or email invite takes you to the hangout. Google claims that with the premium features,…
  • Opera Max for Android : Save on mobile data bill

    Tharun Venkatesan
    16 Jun 2014 | 9:09 am
    Opera browsers have already offered compressed web browsing to save data, that actually reduces the volume of data downloaded. Opera Max app for Android is a solution that reduces the overall data usage on your device by routing all the non-encrypted traffic through their servers where the data is compressed. Opera Max technology is based on SkyFire’s Rocket Optimizer technology. Opera had acquired Skyfire in 2013. This technology compresses almost all traffic to your phone from streaming videos, web text and images. Music streaming is not very much compressed. To the maximum Opera Max can…
  • Micromax’s first Windows Phones are unveiled in New Delhi

    Tharun Venkatesan
    16 Jun 2014 | 2:14 am
    Following the expectation of Micromax to launch Windows Phones, today the first two Windows Phone 8.1 based devices are unveiled in a meet with media. The two phones Canvas Win W121 and Canvas Win W092 were announced at a low price and are expected to hit the store shelves next month. Micromax’s Canvas Win W121 sports a 5-inch HD IPS display, an 8 MP rear camera coupled wit an LED flash and a 2 MP front facing camera. It comes with an 8GB of built in storage and supports expansion up to 32GB with microSD card. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor with 1GB of…
  • Lenovo unveils its Kitkat based K920 at Mobile Asia Expo

    Haris SP
    16 Jun 2014 | 12:26 am
    Lenovo’s K920  an Android 4.4 powerhouse was revealed at the Mobile Asia Expo 2014, Shanghai. The K920 runs on the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system. Hence one can be guaranteed that the OS won’t be outdated for atleast a year from now. Lenovo has skinned the interface with its own UI customization. The Lenovo K920 boasts a 6-inch , 2560×1440 resolution display. Its slim bezels keep it relatively compact when compared with other 6-inchers in the market.This phone runs on 2.5 GHz  quad-core Snapdragon 801. It is the same processor that powers HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy…
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  • What metadata does the government want about you?

    Philip Branch, Senior Lecturer in Telecommunications at Swinburne University of Technology
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:46 pm
    The government wants your movements online to be retained by ISPs and other companies.Flickr/Envato , CC BYWith the leaking of a discussion paper on telecommunications data retention, we are at last starting to get some clarity as to just what metadata the Abbott government is likely to ask telecommunications companies, internet servce providers (ISPs) and others involved in communications services to store. The paper is written to be “technology neutral” but the intention seems to be to ensure that the same information available from interception of traditional telephony is available…
  • Explainer: how does our sun shine?

    Brad Carter, Associate Professor (Physics) at University of Southern Queensland
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:08 pm
    The dawn of a new day.Flickr/Christos Tsoumplekas, CC BY-NCWhat makes our sun shine has been a mystery for most of human history. Given our sun is a star and stars are suns, explaining the source of the sun’s energy would help us understand why stars shine. An early explanation offered as to why the sun shines came from the Greek philosopher Anaxagoras. In around 450 BCE he taught that the sun shines because it is a “red-hot” stone. During the mid-19th century, German physician Julius Mayer estimated that if the sun were a giant lump of burning coal it could only shine for some…
  • It's about time: young galaxies were dense, intense star-makers

    Edward Taylor, Astrophysicist at University of Melbourne
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:49 pm
    There are some massive galaxies out there, and we now know a little about their early life.Lauro Roger McAllister/Flickr, CC BYA piece of the galaxy formation puzzle may have fallen into place, thanks to a team of European and American astronomers peering into the depths of our early universe. According to new research published in Nature, the galaxy GOODS-N-227 might show us how the most massive galaxies are formed – and why it’s been so hard to find them before now. As it takes time for light to travel great distances, looking at the most distant galaxies reveals what the universe was…
  • Smartphones on aircraft – what access do we really want?

    Michael Cowling, Senior Lecturer &amp; Discipline Leader, Mobile Computing &amp; Applications at Central Queensland University
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Watching video on your smartphone is fine during take off and landing - so long as your device is in flight mode. Flickr/colorblindPICASO, CC BY-NCAustralia is playing catch up by allowing plane passengers to keep their mobile phone switched on – albeit in flight mode only – during take off and landing. But many have probably already done this. A study in the United States found almost a third of passengers admitted they “accidentally left” their portable electronic device switched on during a flight, and the majority of those devices were smartphones. WARNING! This video contains…
  • Science and the Coalition: two big policies, one year and no minister

    Matthew Bailes, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) at Swinburne University of Technology
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Ian Macfarlane – here at the Anglo Australian Telescope in April – had science lumped in with his industry ministry.AAP/Alan PorrittOn science and technology, the Abbott government is somewhat of a paradox. On one hand, the government passionately believes that deregulating the university sector is essential. By taking caps off fees it hopes this will generate the necessary income to transform the higher education sector into an international powerhouse. The government also floated the idea of developing a A$20 billion investment fund for medical research based upon a Medicare co-payment.
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  • ARCHOS launches Android and Windows Phone smartphones and tablets

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    ARCHOS today launched five Android and Windows Phone smartphones and tablets- the ARCHOS 50b Platinum and 45c Platinum Android smartphones, 101 Oxygen Android tablet, 40 Cesium Windows Phone smartphone and the 80 Cesium Windows 8.1 tablet. Have a look at their specifications below: ARCHOS 50b Platinum (Android phone) 45c Platinum (Android phone) 101 Oxygen (Android […]
  • LG G3 Stylus or Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Which one would you prefer to buy?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    LG recently launched it smartphone cum phablet- the LG G3 Stylus with 5.5-inch display which is said to be a good alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. Both the devices have almost similar qualities excluding a few differences in their features and specifications. The Galaxy Note 3 has a display screen of 5.7-inch […]
  • LG G3 Stylus smartphone with 5.5-inch qHD display officially announced

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    LG today officially announced the G3 Stylus smartphone that can be a good alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. LG G3 Stylus is a pen enabled phone that carries a 5.5-inch qHD display screen with Floating Arc tapered edges, metallic body and user experience (UX) features. The smartphone delivers premium features with great quality […]
  • How ID Card designing software is beneficial to professional organizations?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    When you manage a small business or organization it is essential to issue Identity Cards to your employees and staff members. An ID Card defines the identity and position of a particular employee in that organization and when it comes to designing an ID card there are a number of softwares available that allow yourself […]
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 performs #ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, nominates all competitors

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge trend went so much viral over the web that mobile phone manufacturer Samsung couldn’t wait to perform the same. Samsung pulls over their Galaxy S5 smartphone to perform the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. In this video you can see the Galaxy S5 stands still […]
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  • Services in a Cloud World - Identity Crisis or Opportunity?

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    The Cloud and its impact on the technology industry has been well documented.  What is less examined, however, is the way Cloud migration dramatically impacts the Professional Services (PS) businesses of technology companies.  The role of PS is shifting away from traditional services towards increased focus on customer adoption and retention, creating an opportunity for PS to play an integral role in defining the customer experience and driving overall enterprise growth.  Neil Jain, Partner, and Claire O’Neill, Manager, outline five key considerations for PS executives as…
  • Understanding What Makes the Smart Home Work

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is the new hot topic of the day.  While companies are thinking about use cases and implications of IoT, it is also useful to take time to understand the different technologies behind it all.  Bill Bien and Singu Srinivas, Partners, describe the technologies that are prevalent today and those that are emerging, and how those technologies are fundamentally shifting the consumer drivers of IoT's future growth. Click here to read more.
  • Big Data Realized: Developing New Data-Driven Products and Services to Drive Growth

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Big Data has matured to the point where it has the potential to create vast opportunities for tech companies.  However, few established enterprises have taken the steps to capture the full value that Big Data could deliver.  While many tech companies already have information assets on which they can capitalize, they struggle to take the next steps to identify and commercialize new data-driven offerings.    Hubert Selvanathan and John Zuk, Principals, discuss four considerations that are critical to creating a successful Big Data offering.  Through these…
  • What to Do When "Best Practices" Aren't?

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Following "best practices," tried and true business frameworks that dictate how things should be done to get optimal results, is generally a good idea.  However, given the context and situation, "best practices" might actually be counterproductive and harmful to an organization.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, explains his views on the potential pitfalls of best practices in an ever-evolving business environment. Click here to read more ...
  • Why Doesn't My Software Remember "Me"?

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    As SaaS solutions become more prevalent, the perpetual upgrade cycle allows for constant updates and patches.  While our software is now always up to date, it can be very confusing for the end user when everything changes after a software update.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, insists that software should do a better job conforming to its users, considering our computers have more than enough storage and processing capabilities.  Parkinson argues that if software can observe a user's interactions, remember a user's preferences, and remember his or her most-performed tasks,…
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  • KDE Mover-Sizer brings handy Linux desktop tricks to the PC

    Mike Williams
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    Resizing and repositioning windows on the PC desktop is such a fundamental task that you’ll almost do it without thinking. Move the mouse to the title bar/ border, click, drag, release. Very basic, very simple -- but there might still be room for improvement. KDE Mover-Sizer is an open source, portable tool which brings a common Linux desktop trick to Windows. Instead of having to move your mouse cursor to the title bar or border, you just hold down the Alt key, then left-click anywhere inside a window and drag to move it, right-click and drag to resize it. If this sounds incredibly…
  • Server market grows -- but not by much

    Ian Barker
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
    The second quarter of 2014 saw server shipments grow by 1.3 percent and revenue by 2.8 percent according to the latest figures released by Gartner. Most regions showed some growth with the exception of Eastern Europe, Japan and Latin America. Eastern Europe fell 5.6 percent in units shipped and 1.6 percent in vendor revenue, Japan declined 4.3 percent in units and 2.5 percent in revenue, and Latin America dropped 16.5 percent in units but managed to produce a vendor revenue increase of 6.7 percent. The highest shipment growth came from the Middle East and Africa with a 6 percent increase,…
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is available in more markets

    Mihaita Bamburic
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:47 am
    One of the key ways to get people to buy a product is to actually make it possible for them to buy it. It sounds obvious, I know, but even a company as big as Microsoft has been having trouble fathoming this simple idea. Every Surface model has launched in a limited number of markets, taking its sweet time to hit new ones. Surface Pro 3 is no exception, but at least the delay is much shorter in its case. Starting today, a little over two months after Surface Pro 3 went on sale in Canada, Japan and US, the Windows 8.1 device is available in 25 additional markets. What's more, also today, the…
  • HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords over safety risks -- is yours affected?

    Sam Pudwell
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    HP has recalled over six million LS-15 AC power cords in the US and Canada over potential fire and burn risks. HP and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said there have been several claims for minor burns and property damage following 29 reports of the power cords overheating and melting. In a statement, the commission said, "Customers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled power cords and contact Hewlett-Packard to order a free replacement." The cords, used with HP and Compaq branded laptops, were sold worldwide in stores and online with notebook and mini notebook…
  • Are weak iPad sales just a 'speed bump' as Tim Cook says?

    Aatif Sulleyman
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:15 am
    In usual fashion, Apple has been the talk of the tech world over the summer, and for good reason. As well as being one of the premier companies in the world, it recently signed a landmark partnership with old enemy IBM and is set to launch a brand new batch of iPhones in a fortnight. However, the Cupertino-based firm has also come in for a lot of criticism, especially where the iPad is concerned. 2014 has not been kind to the device. Sales have slowed considerably and have reportedly prompted Apple to rethink its strategy. It was just revealed that Apple is set to take a leaf out of Samsung's…
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  • Xiaomi Mi 3 Review: Amazing Value for Money

    Himanshu Gupta
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    Xiaomi, pronounced as Sha-o-mi, a new entrant in the Indian market has made consumers crazy with its pricing. Recently launched Xiaomi Mi 3 is the device which is making headlines these days and caused a serious threat to its competitors. Look and Feel Mi 3 comes with a aluminium magnesium body with a impressive 5inch […]
  • Google Nexus 360 Concept Phone

    Himanshu Gupta
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:21 am
    Google Nexus 360 is a concept phone based on the most popular series of Android based smartphone. 91 mobiles has come up with this concept which makes the smartphone not only a standalone phone but also wearable device. 91 mobiles has come up with a creative visualization of Google Nexus 360 concept phone which offers […]
  • Asus ZenFone 5 launched in India at Rs. 9,999

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

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

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

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Instagram HyperlapseInstagram is launching a new app today, this app is set to compete with professional Digital Photography gears such as DSLR. This is a standalone app and won’t be integrated with the existing Instagram app.The app creates stabilized moving timelapse videos which is mostly done using complex digital photography tools and softwares. With the app you can record a video and with the built in algorithms it creates an ultra smooth video, you can choose the playback speed of the video ranging from 1x to 12x.This will…
  • Flappy Bird Sequel, Swing Copters will Drive You Insane

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:51 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Creator of the insanely addictive game Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen is back with a new game. The interface will look familiar with the similar 8-bit type color and characters. But this game seems 10x harder than Flappy Bird (atleast for the first few hours).The game called Swing Copters is equally addictive and will drive you nuts instantly due to its ridiculous mechanics. For the first 50 or so tries, my high score was a whooping 1. :/Then after countless attempts I managed this.swing copters high scoreThe game features a man with a copter…
  • Truecaller 1 Year Premium Account for All

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Truecaller is a worldwide mobile database which helps you identify unknown phone numbers. The Truecaller database contains list of mobile numbers and their owner names. These are gathered from either public phone database or from user’s phone book (#Privacy).Truecaller offers a Free version of their service for all users which has all the essential features like identify callers but with Advertisements. It has more to offer for Premium users.The premium plan costs around 0.99$ per month or you can complete offers from the app and get…
  • Live a Facebook App Free Life, No Need to Install Messenger App

    11 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.facebook messenger appFacebook has decided to force its Facebook Messenger application on mobile users. Users have started receiving notification in their Facebook App that in order to read their messages, they need to install the Facebook Messenger app separately.People are not a fan of the Facebook App for its notorious memory and battery usage. Now its only going to further upset users after being forced to install another Facebook application that is equally notorious.Also the new Messenger app has been the victim of many privacy…
  • Google Now Launcher for All Androids with “OK Google” Hotword Detection

    2 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Google Now Launcher came along with the Google Nexus 5, with features like “OK Google” hotword detection on the Homescreen. The launcher was not officially available for all Android devices but it could be sideloaded to other devices with the APK.Still not all devices supported the launcher but now Google has made the Google Now Launcher available for all Android devices running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.Google Now Launcher features.The launcher is filled with features. These are a few of them.1. Google Now on the Homescreen…
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  • Fantastic Customer Review for MixPad and WavePad from NCH Software

    NCH Software
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    I've used a 360Systems ShortCut since 2000.  It finally had to be put to rest (IDE drives are very rare!)Initial exposure to MixPad, and, eventually WavePad told me these were what I needed.  At 71 years of age I regularly voice over for local and regional clients.  I also produce an irregular video blog, the audio of which is separately produced.Most of my instruction for MP and WP came from you tube videos from individuals, and from NCH Software.  With those, my self-teaching permitted me to go directly to a desired process or function, and the system - while…
  • Verity Parental Control Software Featured on

    NCH Software
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    Responsible parents know they can’t personally monitor their children’s Internet use 24 hours a day, so they rely on parental control software to stop their kids from viewing inappropriate or dangerous things. Verity recently made’s list as one of the top parental control software packages available. TopTenReviews called it an “effective tool for making your children safer online.” Here’s why. The Ability to Block or Approve Specific SitesParents who are worried about their children accessing specific websites or applications can use Verity to ensure that they…
  • A Great Testimonial from a customer about NCH Products

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

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

    NCH Software
    23 Jun 2014 | 11:37 am
    One of NCH Software's best Business Products is now available on Android devices.  HourGuard TimeSheet Software for Android allows users to track time spent on customer projects. The app is simple and easy to use.HourGuard on Android devices frees up focus on work without having to worry about logging hours or tracking time. The software includes reports on time spent on tasks and sub-tasks.  This is a great product for anyone billing by the hour. HourGuard Features:* Push a single button to start/stop time* Mark tasks complete, active, or closed* Runs in the background without…
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  • News Scan: Snapchat secures $20M; Aetna shuts down CarePass mHealth app; more

    Fred Donovan
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Aug. 27, including Snapchat's $20 million boost from an investment firm, Aetna's decision to get rid of the CarePass mHealth app, Intel's reveal of its 3G mini-modem or IoT devices, more mobile messaging service options for the enterprise and the role millennials need mobile to play in their in-car experience.
  • Wearables in the workplace? Think BYOD

    Fred Donovan
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    Enterprises need to begin crafting policies in order to harness the productivity benefits of wearables while ensuring that sensitive data is secure and privacy rights protected. These policies should be based on existing BYOD policies, yet take into account some of the unique attributes of wearables.
  • Employers should reimburse for work-related BYOD expenses anyway

    Fred Donovan
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    Let's stop the hype about the California court ruling and let's start reimbursing employees for work-related BYOD expenses. It's only fair.
  • Railways increasingly use mobile ticketing to speed passenger access

    Fred Donovan
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    Railways worldwide are increasingly using mobile ticketing--enabling passengers to purchase and board trains using their smartphones and tablets.
  • FCC modifies rules for mobile medical sensor spectrum

    Fred Donovan
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    The Federal Communications Commission has modified its rules for allocating wireless spectrum for wearable medical sensors that transmit patient data to a control device. These sensors and control device form what the FCC calls a Medical Body Area Network.
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  • The Flag Bearer iOS Game Review

    Paul Suddaby
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    The Flag BearerThe Arctic ASGames$ 0.99DownloadThe Flag Bearer, developed by The Arctic AS, is a game starring a cute little viking who’s out to conquer some land. The player is presented with a series of increasingly complex grid based levels, where they are tasked with planting a flag on every open square and then exiting the level. The viking automatically places flags on any tile he visits, so controls are as simple as swiping in the direction you want your character to move. There is no learning curve to the controls, and so The Flag Bearer is easy to pick up and play.The game…
  • Huawei Windows Phone: ‘We Were Losing Money for Two Years’

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Perhaps not the end, but we’re close enough to smell the corpse. While Windows Phone platform isn’t dead yet, with Huawei Windows Phone already a memory, you have got to wonder how long Microsoft will hang on.Aside from Nokia, which Microsoft owns, Huawei was one of the biggest and highest profile OEMs producing and selling Windows Phone smartphones. No more.ComputerWorld, quoting comments from the head of Huawei’s consumer business group, reports that the Chinese networking and wireless equipment and device maker no longer make or sell Windows Phone smartphones.“We…
  • Beautiful iPhone 6 Pics Show Sexy New Smartphone

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The three images of “Apple” marketing materials published here appeared briefly on Sina Weibo, aka China’s Twitter, and then were quickly pulled. Doesn’t that mean they are legitimate? Perhaps. These iPhone 6 pics are beautiful and all of the artwork seems nicely done, except for a few small details.Uber Gizmo is reporting that China Telecom leaked this trio (above, below) images from its Sina Weibo account. Too good to be true? Meh, there are now less than two weeks until Apple’s long-rumored September 9 Media Event, where the iPhone 6, iPhone 6L and iOS 8 will…
  • Smartphone Killswitch Now Law, Thanks California

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:05 pm
    On Monday, California became the first US state to mandate that every smartphone ship with a killswitch installed and turned on. What’s that about? If you lose or someone steals your smartphone, you can remotely trigger the killswitch, bricking the device and making it useless.And, because California’s market is so big, the state has effectively mandated killswitches for most if not all smartphones sold in the US.For iPhone users, California’s killswitch bill was old news before it passed the legislature or was signed into law by Governor Jerry “Moon Beam” Brown.
  • FireScribe iPhone App Review: Fantastic Fire Messages

    Tucker Cummings
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:45 pm
    FreeDownloadFireScribe is an iPhone app developed by James Wadley. This cool app lets you send fantastic, fireworks-laden messages to people you care about. There is also a Lite version available.Here’s a simple rundown of how this app works. First, you choose an image. You can select the image you want to use from your Camera Roll, or you can take a new picture. You can also choose an image from the gallery, or even pull a Facebook photo into the mix.After that, you compose and orient your message, and then you’re good to go. Other special features include support for…
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  • Google Smart Contact Lenses Explained

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Google is developing a smart contact lens, with pharmaceutical giant Novartis, to help patients manage diabetes. Under a new development and licensing deal between Google and the Alcon eyewear division at Novartis, the two companies said they will create a smart contact lens that contains a low power microchip and an almost invisible, hair-thin electronic circuit. The lens can measure diabetics’ blood sugar levels directly from tear fluid on the surface of the eyeball. The system sends data to a mobile device to keep the individual informed. Google co-founder Sergey Brin said the company…
  • Asana Teamwork app is now available for iPhone & iPad

    Chethan Thimmappa
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:09 pm
      You can download the asana teamwork app from here.   TwitterGoogle+
  • SITA gets Smartwatch with Boarding Passes

    Chethan Thimmappa
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:23 am
    Airlines can now offer their ultra tech-savvy passengers the chance to board their flight with a mere flick of their wrist and scan of their smartwatch. SITA Lab continues to innovate and lead in the area of wearable tech by providing boarding passes for Android watches via its API available now on A simple alert via Android Wear technology will remind the passenger of their flight at the appropriate time and location. A quick swipe reveals the boarding pass and a second swipe displays the barcode allowing the passenger to get through the airport checkpoints and board the…
  • Lava rolls out Android 4.4.2 KitKat update through FOTA for Iris 504Q+

    Chethan Thimmappa
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:57 am
    LAVA International Limited, a fast growing company in the mobile handset industry, announced Android 4.4.2 KitKat update over FOTA (Firmware- over-the-Air)  for LAVA Iris 504Q+. With its latest update of Android 4.4.2 KitKat, LAVA Iris 504Q+ shall offer an improved user experience through an enhanced user interface, superior battery life and software performance. A new dialer app has also been introduced in the update which lets users to automatically prioritize contacts according to the most frequently dialed numbers in the phone book. Whenever a user gets a call from an unknown number, the…
  • Oplus launches XonPhone 5

    Chethan Thimmappa
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    Oplus today announced the launch of its revolutionary 5” Smartphone – ‘XonPhone 5’ exclusively on, the largest online marketplace in India. The event was held in New Delhi’s Shangri-La Hotel on July 24th, 2014.  Under this partnership between Oplus and, the latest smartphone by the former, XonPhone 5 will be exclusively available on the latter’s website and accessible for purchase for 25 million+ Snapdeal members across 5000+ towns and cities. XonPhone 5 comes powered with a MTK 6582 Quad core 1.3GHz Cortex A7 Processor, a 1 GB RAM, a 5” capacitive…
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  • LG G Watch R Is More Dress Watch-like, Sports Full Circle P-OLED Display

    mike chua
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:46 am
    the competition for a piece of the smartwatch pie didn’t quite pick up until two giants from South Korea goes head-to-head. with the Gear S announced by Samsung, LG also has something to thrill smartwatch lovers – though it won’t be available as soon; it will be heading to IFA, happening from September 5-10. dubbed LG G Watch R, it is also powered by Google’s Android Wear and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip with a 1.2GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. processor though important is not what makes the G Watch R shines; it is the design. aesthetically, it looks like a…
  • Samsung Introduces Gear S Smartwatch With Curved Super AMOLED Display And 3G Connectivity

    mike chua
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:41 am
    just months after the announcement of the Gear Fit and Gear 2 smartwatch, Samsung is back with another smartwatch and this time, the Gear S as it is called, sports a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display and like the Gear 2, the Gear S also runs on Tizen OS. the Gear S is designed to work as a standalone alone device and thus, it is equipped with 3G radios in addition to the usual Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, allowing you to receive notifications from social networks, calendars and applications even without your phone. as expected you will be able to reply to text using the onscreen keyboard…
  • 2015 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler Trike – A Touring Bike With Cargo Space, But With A Pricey Start

    mike chua
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:16 pm
    touring bike is fun, but luggage space is a serious turn off if you actually want to use it for touring. that said, you might be better off on a trike that has a real trunk like the new 2015 Harley-Davidson Freewheeler Trike. trike is not new in personal transportation – it has been around for ages, but the Freewheeler you see here is the American bike maker’s latest offering that embodies the quality and power HD have been known. powered by a 1,690cc air-cooled Twin Cam 103 engine, producing 104 lb-ft of torque, the Freewheeler Trike is fitted with a Cruise Drive 6-speed gearbox…
  • You Had Your Fun With GoPro, Now Let Your Dogs Have A Go Too With Fetch GoPro Mount For Dogs

    mike chua
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    you have had fun time with your GoPro, now GoPro wants your dogs to do it too. meet GoPro Fetch, the first pet accessory from the action cam maker that lets your dogs don a GoPro camera or two, to capture the world from your dogs’ point of view. this special harness features two mount locations for the GoPro Hero cameras: one on the back for over-the-head shots and one on the chest for a field of view closer to your dogs’ action. you can choose to mount on either mount, or better still, mount two cameras to get both perspectives simultaneously. the harness is fully adjustable to…
  • Casio EXILIM EX-FR10 Splits Apart, Wants To Make Taking Selfie Easier

    mike chua
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    another good news for the selfie fanatics. Casio newest digital imager, the Casio EXILIM EX-FR10 Freestyle Digital Camera, is here to further fuel the unstoppable selfie phenomena and it does not involves swiveling camera lens. Casio has taken the selfie shoot to a whole new level by enabling the EX-FR10 to be split up into two modules: the main camera unit with the lens, sensor and all the working needed for imaging, and a LCD-equipped controller. the two can work as one as a regular camera, but at a press of a button, both modules can be split apart and maintains communication via Bluetooth…
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    The Opinion

  • Another Day, Another Victim. Do Candle Light Vigils Actually Help?

    Abishek Kumar
    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…
  • How 5th Pillar Helped Me Get My Passport Without Bribing (Part-2)

    Aadhithya Sivalingam
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
    Yola! The blog has a refurbished new look now. This time all the focus entirely on the content. Lot of changes in policy of acceptance of posts by contributors. Contributors can contribute on any of the topics listed in the categories in the toggle menu on your extreme right. This is the second part of series of posts on 5th Pillar. Here the author tells us how bribing isn’t the option while obtaining the passport and how he received it without bribing. A lesson to be learnt and to be put in practice. I got my passport. And this is how I got it. The Process Register online Pay the…
  • A Pillar to Support the Democracy- 5th Pillar (Part – 1)

    Sai Varun
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:56 pm
    As a part of Independence day The Opinion set out to showcase one of the most important pillars of hope. 5th pillar is an Anti-Corruption organization dedicated to the Nation. On this day why not our “just words” turn into nation changing actions? This post is the first in the series of posts that we are about to publish about the 5th Pillar and corruption. This post gives you a small introduction about the organization and it goals. Importantly THE ZERO RUPEE NOTE. Interviews and more about the organization and corruption to follow. Read on. Before that sign up yourself to our…
  • Smart Classes – Blessing or Burden?

    Abishek Kumar
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Credits: In this modern world which is predominantly ruled by gadgets, the latest feather in the cap (or is it?) is the “Smart Classes”. As the gadgets which we carry around with us get “smarter”, we, the most advanced life form, find ourselves on the back foot in some cases. One such advancement is the smart class. It has redefined the whole learning process. The days of “fun” and “interaction” in the education system has become a thing of the past. Nowadays with the advent of smart class, the expectation of learning new concepts, and…
  • Knowledge Flux – Is Potential Limiting the Transfer?

    Naren P.R
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    From The Editor: I found this article so interesting that I couldn’t resist posting it immediately. A college professor’s honest opinion and thought on what’s the basic fault in transfer of knowledge from one person to another which in this case is depicted as the one between a professor and a student. The analogical interpretation has to be lauded. Warning: Read it twice to get the depth of the opinion. Credits: On the other day in my lecture to III year undergraduate students of chemical engineering, I was talking on how the…
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • New Paranoid Android 4.5 Beta 2 Update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 Brings Small Fixes

    Liviu Anca
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    The first Paranoid Android 4.5 Beta 2 update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and other supported devices was released a couple of weeks ago. The PA was usually releasing Beta builds on a weekly bases, and even though we where expecting them to release Beta 3, they revealed they are only adding minor fixes to the […]
  • Amazon Deal: White Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 16 GB Is $50 Off

    Liviu Anca
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    I know you would appreciate a good deal, that’s why I want you to know that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is currently $50 off on Amazon. Samsung released a plethora of tablets this year, but the Galaxy Tab S is at the top of the food chain. Amazon is usually selling the Samsung Galaxy […]
  • 64-bit Enabled HTC Desire 510 to Arrive at Sprint, Boost, Virgin Mobile, and Cricket

    Liviu Anca
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Earlier today we told you about HTC’s first 64-bit enabled smartphone, the affordable Desire 510. At the time the smartphone was officially introduced, the Taiwan-based phone maker failed to reveal its availability on the US market, mentioning though that a “selection of carriers” will have it in their portfolio. Well, HTC is back with some details regarding […]
  • LG G Watch R Teaser Released Ahead of IFA, Gives Us Better Look at the Device

    Liviu Anca
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Earlier this year, Google announced Android Wear, their new operating system for smartwatches and other wearables. Samsung and LG were the first OEMs to release Android Wear-powered smartwatches, both officially introduced in June at Google I/O 2014. LG surprised many of us when they started teasing a new G Watch for IFA 2014. Unlike its predecessor, […]
  • First Nexus 9 Screenshots Reveal Beastly Specs, Nvidia K1 64-bit Chip Confirmed

    Babu Mohan
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    The Nexus 9 is definitely one of the most eagerly awaited tablets of the year. It is reportedly being manufactured by HTC, the manufacturer of the very first Nexus device in history – Google Nexus One. The specifications of the device have been rumored since some time now, but today we saw the very first […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • Samsung unveils “Gear S”, a smartwatch that can make calls without requiring to pair with mobile phone

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:25 am
    Samsung has unveiled a new kind of smartwatch. It is named as “Gear S” . It is capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby. “Samsung is leading this exciting and rapidly developing wearable category through progressive innovation,” said JK Shin, CEO and head of IT & mobile communication at Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung Gear S redefines the idea of the smart wearable and the culture of mobile communication. It will let consumers live a truly connected life anywhere, anytime.” The Samsung Gear S features a 2-inch curved Super AMOLED display,…
  • Dr.Wayne Dyer Quotes

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Dr. Wayne Dyer is an internationally renowned author and Motivational Speaker. Born: May 10, 1940   You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, it will not change you.When the choice is to be right or to be kind, always make the choice that brings peace.You have everything…
  • Amazon acquires Twitch for $970 million

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:07 am
    Amazon has agreed to buy the massively popular video game streaming website in an all-cash deal totaling approximately $970 million. This deal came just months after numerous reports that Google had a deal to acquire Twitch. According to Emmett Shear, the CEO  of Twitch, Amazon plans to let Twitch operate independently, out of its offices in San Francisco.  It seems Twich decides to choose Amazon over Google because of this reason. Twitch did not exist a little over three years ago, and it now has 55 million unique viewers a month globally. Twitch specializes in live videos of the people…
  • Jack Canfield Quotes

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Jack Canfield is an American author, and motivational speaker. He is the co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which has more than 250 titles and 500 million copies in print in over 40 languages. Born: August 19, 1944 Awards: Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Book   Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.You don’t have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going. Babies don’t walk the first time they try, but eventually they get it rightYou only have control over three things in your life-the…
  • Nuclear power plant was shut down at Busan, South Korea due to heavy rain

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    Heavy rain hit the southern part of the south Korea, causing flash floods, landslides, and suspension of subway service in some areas.   Cars are afloat in a flooded area in Busan, S. Korea. Photo Credit: According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, rain fell nearly 100 millimeters per hour in Changwon and 130 millimeters per hour in Busan at its heaviest point. Four women were killed in flash floods in Busan, while one woman was found dead in a public bus that had been swept into a flooded stream in Changwon. The massive rain also halted the operation of a…
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  • Top Five: Awesome & Ethical Online Coffee Sellers

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    Don't Bug Me Yet, I Haven't Had My CoffeeCoffee… some call it poison, some call it the best part of the day, some call it magic! This dark liquid is popular all over the world, but the best style or way of making it is contentious among aficionados. We love coffee of all styles - cold-brew, city roast, cafe au lait, espresso, french press, percolator, drip system, kups and pods, a double mocha chai non-fat soy latte – and are always looking for the next best product and method. Here are a handful of places to get the stuff that allows us to make this awesome beverage. And, when buying…
  • Increase Your Sales with a Custom Look

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    If you are looking to start-up your own online business - or already have one that you want to make more your own – a good option is to design your own purchase buttons.  Many online shopping cart systems allow the user to customize the code and change the image.  In E-junkie it can be done with the Buy Now, Add to Cart and View Cart buttons, and the buttons within the cart itself. There are some companies out there that will design these for you.  But you can do it yourself and with little to no cost, by getting a image editing system.  These programs (though not at the…
  • 3 Tips On How To Succeed As An Entrepreneur With An Online Business

    14 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Entrepreneurship has always been the engine running the growth of our economy. Small businesses are launched every day to varying levels of success. Internet based businesses comprise a large part of this trend. Due to low entry barriers, aspiring entrepreneurs have been looking to the internet to experience their dream of working for themselves; but many are falling short.Statistically, 4 out of every 5 businesses fail within 18 months. There is some debate regarding these numbers and what 'failing' really means. The hard truth is that most that don't fail or go bankrupt are…
  • Infographic: Happy 20th Birthday Amazon

    11 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Founded in 1994, Amazon has come a long way and this month, the company celebrates its 20th birthday.When Jeff Bezos launched the company, it was called Cadabra but Bezos wanted the company's name to begin with 'A' and that's how he settled on the name of the world's longest river, Amazon.These 20 years have been exciting for Amazon because what initially started as an online bookstore, today is the world's largest online marketplace selling almost everything from video games to food and products like the Fire Phone, Amazon Kindle eBook reader and the Kindle Fire…
  • Surf Like Never Before With The Slyde Phish Handboard

    11 Jul 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Want to stay cool this summer then meet this hot new water toy, Phish handboard by Slyde Handboards! Slyde Handboards is a CA-based surf brand company that aims to spread smiles and stoke by showing that everyone can surf and enjoy the waves.Talking about handboarding, it was a fast food tray that inspired the concept of 'handboard'. A handboard is a water toy used to amplify the bodysurfing experience. The founder of Slyde Handboards, Steve Watts grew up in South Africa  and constantly searched for the best device to ride the waves with. He tried everything from fast food trays to…
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    Two Way Radios

  • How Do I Prolong My Two Way Radio Battery Lifespan?

    5 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Here are 5 tips to help you get the most out of your two way radio batteries: Turn the radio off while it’s charging Don’t leave it on the charger for more than one night at a time Wipe it off regularly with a napkin or paper towel to prevent dust/grime build up Store the battery in a dry place at room temperature (extreme environments and temperatures are not good for the life of the battery) Replace batteries older than 18 months – batteries will wear out after 12 to 18 months Note:Make sure the battery really is the problem.  Sometimes the charger may be the issue, not the…
  • How Often Should I Replace My Two Way Radio Batteries?

    11 Mar 2014 | 1:06 pm
    The purpose of this blog post is to help you get the most out of your two way radio batteries.  A very common question is, “How often should I replace my two way radio batteries?” Answer:  You should replace your two way radio batteries every 12 to 18 months. Note: Motorola and Vertex Standard two way radio batteries are covered by a 1-year warranty.  If your battery breaks within the warranty, we’d be more than happy to assist you in getting a new battery pack through the warranty.  If your battery is out of the warranty, we have great prices for new batteries on our website: …
  • Why Two Way Radios Instead of Cell Phones?

    7 Mar 2014 | 1:31 pm
    The purpose of this blog post is to list some of the many reasons why your business should use two way radios instead of cell phones.  Below we have listed five of the most important reasons: 1.      You Save Money Yes, that is correct.  Two way radios cost less than cell phones.  Two way radios are a one-time fee, whereas cell phones have monthly fees and data plans.  Two way radios have NO monthly fees.  Once you buy the two way radio, it’s yours free and clear. 2.      Two Way Radios Increase Efficiency With two way radios, you can instantly communicate with all of your…
  • What is the Difference Between Motorola and Vertex Standard?

    4 Mar 2014 | 12:45 pm
      Motorola, the number one two way radio brand in the world, and Vertex Standard, the number three brand, manufacture the highest quality radios.  This blog post will cover the basic differences between Motorola and Vertex Standard two way radios. Motorola Motorola is the number one two way radio brand in the world.  They are trusted.  They produce the best radios on a diverse scale.  Motorola radios can meet the needs of countless applications, from low-tier, to medium-tier, to high-tier.  You will see Motorola radios being used in almost any industry.  Motorola produces the…
  • What is a Watt in Regards to Two Way Radios?

    28 Feb 2014 | 1:56 pm
    What is a watt in regards to Two Way Radios?   Answer:  In regards to two way radios, a watt is a measure of power that translates to range.  This blog post will answer any questions you may have about two way radio watts. How many watts do two way radios come with? That depends on the model you are using.  Handheld two way radios are available in the following watts: 1-watt, 2-watt, 4-watt, and 5-watt.  5-watts is the maximum wattage for handheld radios.  Below is a breakdown of each of the watts: 1-watt: 1-watt is the minimum wattage for handheld two way radios.  1-watt two way…
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  • 5 Important Usability Tips for Your New Website

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:56 pm
    We hear a lot about website usability and how important it is to create a site that is user friendly, but not too much on what that means.  Sure, “user friendly” is rather self-explanatory in that your site should be friendly to the user (right?), but how do you make a site user friendly?  In […] The post 5 Important Usability Tips for Your New Website appeared first on Skyje.
  • 15 Bootstrap Landing Page Templates

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    If you’re looking to showcase a product or service, having a well designed landing page is essential. It’s also wise to throw up a coming soon page before launch in order to collect e-mail addresses and generate some buzz. Bootstrap is a fantastic framework for creating landing pages due to it’s responsive design capabilities. With […] The post 15 Bootstrap Landing Page Templates appeared first on Skyje.
  • 4 Business Automation Tools You Should Be Using By Now

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    While the world slowly struggles out of the financial crisis of 2008, most companies face fierce pressures on keeping their prices low to cater to as many customers as possible. It’s only a scrappy handful of brands like Chipotle, Pepsi or Apple that have actually raised their prices and yet have seen their bottom lines […] The post 4 Business Automation Tools You Should Be Using By Now appeared first on Skyje.
  • – Convenient Hosting for WordPress

    6 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    First version of WordPress was released more than 10 years ago – in May 2003. Since then this platform has become the gold standard for opening personal blogs, starting online shops and creating communities. WordPress now powers more than 60 million websites and blogs and this number is still growing. However, in order to run […] The post – Convenient Hosting for WordPress appeared first on Skyje.
  • CSS Driven Internationalization using Better-DOM: Your Way to Tackle Internationalization

    5 Aug 2014 | 12:10 pm
    If you wish to read a website as a user, you wish for that website to be in a language you can read. For most English speaking countries, the website should be in the English language. But, what happens if the website is targeting cross lingual countries? For a long time developers have been working […] The post CSS Driven Internationalization using Better-DOM: Your Way to Tackle Internationalization appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • VMworld 2014 projects Marvin, Mystic, and more

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Attended VMworld2014 in San Francisco this past week. Lots of news, mostly about vSphere 6 beta functionality and how the new AirWatch acquisition will be rolled into VMware’s End-User Computing framework. vSphere 6.0 beta First lets discuss vSphere 6 beta, currently scheduled for GA 1Q-2015. Virtual SAN 6 (vSphere versioning) will have significant improvements in snapshot functionality, random IO performance and other capabilities. This all comes when the Virsto acquisition’s new disk layout and other technologies are adopted in VSAN 6. The two disk formats (current one from…
  • Cloud storage growth is hurting NAS & SAN storage vendors

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Strange Clouds by michaelroper (cc) (from Flickr) My friend Alex Teu (@alexteu, from Oxygen Cloud wrote a post today about how Cloud Storage is Eating the World Alive. Alex reports that all major NAS and SAN storage vendors lost revenue this year over the previous year ranging from a ~3% loss to over a 20% loss (Q1-2014 compared to Q1-2013, from IDC). Although an interesting development, it’s hard to say that this is the end of enterprise storage as we know it.  I believe there are a number of factors that are impacting  enterprise storage revenues and Cloud storage adoption may be…
  • Another Y2K problem, this time Internet routers are at the problem

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Read an article today in Wired about The Internet has grown too big for its aging infrastructure showing up as a serious problem that’s soon to be more widespread. This Y2K-like problem is associated with the Border Gateway Protocol  (BGP) routing tables entries which represent IP address prefixes.  Internet routers keep BGP tables in Tertiary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM, sort of like a virtual memory page table only for router addresses) and there are physical limits as to how many BGP entries will fit into any specific Internet router.  Some routers crash when they exceed…
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    From Ravikanth's Blog

  • 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…
  • Windows Azure Pack: Infrastructure as a service – MVA

    10 Jul 2014 | 10:55 pm
    If you are in the Microsoft Virtualization, System Center or Cloud expertise, there is a Microsoft Virtual Academy event planned for Windows Azure Pack. This event is scheduled to happen on July 16th and 17th. IT Pros, you know that enterprises desire the flexibility and affordability of the cloud, and service providers want the ability…
  • Azure Automation and PowerShell at PS Bangalore User Group

    9 Jul 2014 | 2:53 am
    I will speaking about Azure Automation at the upcoming PS Bangalore User Group (PSBUG) meeting on July 19th, 2014. Also, the theme of this user group is to talk about PowerShell in the context of Azure and System Center. We have our newly awarded PowerShell MVP, Deepak, joining us for a session on System Center…
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    Computer News, Tutorial and Freeware Download

  • Mcool

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: diystar | More programs | Homepage MIT License / $0 1.3 MB / Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit August 25th, 2014, 04:08 UTC [view history] C: […]
  • Cute Web Phone Number Extractor 1.4

    13 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Ahmad Software Technologies | More programs | Homepage Demo / $10.00 USD 2.3 MB / Windows All August 13th, 2014, 22:24 UTC C: Office tools Other Office Tools Cute Web Phone Number Extractor is a reliable software that enables you to find multiple phone numbers […]
  • Connected Field 2.14.11

    10 Aug 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Infowise Ltd | More programs | Homepage Trial / $449.00 USD 2.8 MB / Windows 2003 / 2008 August 11th, 2014, 02:33 UTC [view history] C: Internet Servers Server Tools You can now create cascading master-detail relationships between two or more lookup fields in SharePoint […]
  • Lab128

    7 Aug 2014 | 2:49 am
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Sergei Romanenko | More programs | Homepage Trial / $599.00 USD 16.3 MB / Windows 2K / XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003 / 2008 / […]
  • TwinkiePaste Portable 1.79 Build 333

    4 Aug 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: G&G Software | More programs | Homepage Trial / $19.00 USD 1.6 MB / Windows 2K / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8 64 bit August 5th, 2014, 03:14 UTC [view history] C: Portable Software Office Clipboard A lot of people find […]
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • Wickedleak launches Wammy Note 3 with Octa-core Processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP Cam and Dual SIM

    Shaan Haider
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:34 am
    These days smaller brands are what ruling the smartphone market with their nice specs, at least on paper, and competitive price. Wickedleak has just launched the Wammy Note 3 which is a 5.2 inch phablet running on latest Android 4.4 KitKat and a 1.7 GHz Octa-core processor. Few of the highlighted features of Wickedleak Wammy Note 3 are full HD 1080p screen, 2 GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera and 5MP
  • HOW TO : Hide Your Facebook Friends List

    Shaan Haider
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    Facebook is the most popular social networking site and it is also the most criticized when it comes to user privacy settings. Facebook keeps changing the privacy settings frequently and making it harder and confusing for the users to get the exact privacy they want on Facebook. Facebook usually provides the options to hide your status updates, images etc to unknown people. But what if you do
  • Sades SA-708 Gaming Headphones : Hands-On Review

    Shaan Haider
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    If you are a gamer then, you should be knowing that how important it is to have gaming gadgets like gaming mouse, gaming headphones etc. A good quality gaming headset is necessary to enjoy a game fully and perform well in it. Earlier I have published the review of Asus Orion Pro gaming headset and recently I have got the opportunity to try my hands on the Sades SA-708 gaming headset of which I
  • Sony launches Cyber-shot DSC-KW11 19.2MP Selfie Camera

    Shaan Haider
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:56 am
    Sony’s secret mystery product which looks like a perfume bottle and recently appeared is now unveiled officially. As it was being speculated, this is Sony’s Cyber-Shot selfie camera. The product name is Cyber-shot DSC-KW11 instead of something fancy. Other than the design and that this camera is designed specially to take selfies, the other highlighted features are a rotatable 19.2-megapixel
  • Alcatel One Touch launches Hero, Idol X, Idol S and Idol Mini in India

    Shaan Haider
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
    Alcatel is slowly increasing its market worldwide and launching some high end phones. Alcatel One Touch has launched the a series of three One Touch Idol phones and One Touch Hero phablet in India recently in a media event. The Idol series of smartphone launched are Idol X, Idol S and Idol Mini. All of these smartphones are targeted at a particular type of smartphone users. Idol X is a high end
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • The Four Phases of Cloud Optimization

    Joe Kinsella
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Several years ago I joined a company that was in the middle of a frantic architectural transition that prioritized speed over cost. During my first few months I watched our Amazon Web Services bill creep from $100K per month to over $350K. While at first our CEO was accepting of the growing costs as a necessary one-time expense, when the AWS bill surpassed $350K, he realized we were putting our business at risk. The result: a new mandate to optimize the cost, usage, performance, availability and security of our cloud infrastructure. What followed in the next year was a journey that took my…
  • Tag vs Resource-Based Cost Allocation

    Joe Kinsella
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:05 am
    As cloud cost allocation becomes mainstream, there are two distinct models that have emerged: tag-based and resource-based cost allocation. While both models have the potential to meet the needs of an organization, the differences warrants a deeper understanding in order to select the right solution for you. This article will explore the two different approaches, and outline the relative advantages and disadvantages of tag versus resource-based cost allocation. About Cloud Cost Allocation Most organizations will have several different ways they want to report their costs. These perspectives…
  • Choosing the Right Cloud Cost Allocation Solution

    Joe Kinsella
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Cost allocation is a well understood accounting practice in IT organizations. But finding the right solution to support your business needs presents some significant challenges. In this article we will explain the key differences that make cloud cost allocation reporting complex. We will review the available options, and outline requirements you can use to find the right solution for your organization. Why Is Cloud Cost Allocation So Hard? While allocating costs for physical IT infrastructure is an activity that has been performed for multiple decades, cost allocation in the cloud is an…
  • My Monkey Mind

    Joe Kinsella
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    The founder & CTO of Sonian, Greg Arnette, recently suggested I read 10% Happier, the personal journey of an ABC correspondent who discovered meditation as a way to calm his “monkey mind.” I’d never heard of monkey mind before, which is a Buddhist term that means "unsettled; restless; capricious; whimsical; fanciful; inconstant; confused; indecisive; uncontrollable". But after reading the book and attempting my first almost laughable meditation session, I self-diagnosed myself with a serious case of chronic monkey mind. It’s amazing I never noticed it before, but I sometimes have…
  • 6 Things You Might Not Know About Amazon Reserved Instances

    Joe Kinsella
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Reserved instances allow you to make a one-time payment to Amazon in return for a discount on your compute costs. The rationale for reserved pricing is simple: by getting customers to commit to the usage of specific infrastructure, Amazon can better manage their capacity, and therefore pass these savings on to their customers. By now we are all likely well aware of the various options for reserved instances, including types (Heavy, Medium, Light) and terms (1 and 3 year). But here are 6 thing you may not know about reserved instances. 1 - The Dual Benefits Reserved instances provide two…
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  • Get Wise Care 365 Pro free for a Year

    22 Aug 2014 | 10:16 pm
    BY Ramakanth Wise Care 365 Pro is a superb program that combines elements of long-standing favourites such as CCleaner and Glary Utillities and could become your next essential tool. Using system-cleaning tools like Wise Care 365 Pro will really help to improve your computer’s performance and prolong its useful life.   Wise Care 365 Pro is a […] This is a post from
  • Kaspersky Fake ID Scanner launched for Android Devices

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:09 am
    BY Ramakanth Kaspersky Lab has developed Kaspersky Free Fake ID Scanner – a tool which enables Android device owners to scan their devices for all of these vulnerabilities that put users’ valuable data, privacy and even money at risk and ascertain that no applications that exploit them are installed on their devices. Kaspersky Fake ID Scanner app does not close the […] This is a post from...
  • Get Leawo Blu-ray Player for Free

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    BY Ramakanth Leawo Blu-ray Player is an extremely good media player that can play general media files as well as Blu-ray discs.   As a professional Blu-ray / DVD Media Player software Leawo Blu-ray Player can play all kinds of Blu-rays and DVDs on Windows 8.The comprehensive Playback Navigation within this Blu-ray player software allows you to […] This is a post from
  • MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal Review

    10 Aug 2014 | 9:58 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...
  • Steganos Privacy Suite 15 Free License

    10 Aug 2014 | 6:15 pm
    BY Ramakanth Steganos Privacy Suite 15 is a good security suite for data protection, it’s easy to use, powerful and has lots of built-in modules to safeguard your data and privacy. A one year license of Steganos Privacy Suite 15 will cost around $70, but if you are interested in using  this privacy protection suite, then now you can get Steganos […] This is a post from
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • Kickstarter Project: Flyshark iLepo360 Ultrathin Mobile Bluetooth Keyboard

    Jason Slater
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    We have looked at Bluetooth keyboards, for mobile devices, a number of times and, on the whole, have been pretty impressed by the innovation of many of them. When considering mobile keyboards there is one recurring issue and that is: ... Read More The post Kickstarter Project: Flyshark iLepo360 Ultrathin Mobile Bluetooth Keyboard appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Review: Fellowes AeraMax DX95 Air Purifier

    Jason Slater
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    In this review we will be taking a look at the Fellowes AeraMax DX95 Air Purifier. The DX95 Air Purifier is a four-speed fan which also purifies the air through the inclusion of a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter and ... Read More The post Review: Fellowes AeraMax DX95 Air Purifier appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Photoshop Tip: How To Fix Edit Original Opens In Paint Instead of Photoshop

    Jason Slater
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    When working with bitmap images in Illustrator, on Windows 8, it is often useful to retouch the original JPG or PNG image. This is usually achieved by selecting the image then heading into the Edit Menu and selecting Edit ... Read More The post Photoshop Tip: How To Fix Edit Original Opens In Paint Instead of Photoshop appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Get Your Party On With Pringles #pringlespartytour

    Jason Slater
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:53 am
    What can we say about these brand new party speakers from Pringles? The word fun springs to mind. One of the neat things about the speakers is that you can connect several together and pipe your music across them whilst ... Read More The post Get Your Party On With Pringles #pringlespartytour appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Review: Well-Lit LED Dimmable Bulbs

    Jason Slater
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    LED light bulbs provide a range of benefits over other energy efficient bulb lamps and look set to be the future for lighting. Not only can they match low power wattage but they are also dimmable – a problem that ... Read More The post Review: Well-Lit LED Dimmable Bulbs appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
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  • [Software Update] CCleaner 4.17 Now Available for Download

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
    UPDATE: New version 4.17 released which comes with improved browser support. Please check the changelog given below for details. CCleaner is a free system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes temporary unused files from your system which helps your computer to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces […]
  • [Software Update] Google Chrome 37 Stable Release Now Available for Download

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of Google Chrome web browser is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Good news for Google Chrome users! Google developer team has released Chrome 37 version to Stable channel for Windows and Mac. This build includes several security fixes, bug fixes and improvements including: DirectWrite […]
  • [Fix] “Windows cannot Change the Password” Error Message in User Accounts in Control Panel

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    If you are having problems in changing your user account password in Windows, this tutorial will definitely help you. Recently an AskVG reader "Andre Christian" contacted us regarding following problem: Hi VG, I want to change my Windows user account password, but it shows the following error: User Account Control Panel Windows cannot change the […]
  • [Nightly Update] Firefox 34.0 Comes with Built-in Themes for Customization Lovers

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever some interesting stuff is found in Nightly build of Mozilla Firefox web browser. So keep checking this page regularly. Download Links: Nightly | Aurora | UX (latest UI improvements) UPDATE 71: In latest Nightly 34.0 build, Mozilla has added a few built-in themes to customize Firefox appearance. Users can […]
  • [Fix] Can’t Change SmartScreen Filter Settings in Windows 8 and Later

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    This tutorial will help you in 2 ways: For troubleshooting SmartScreen settings issues in Windows 8/8.1 For restricting users from changing SmartScreen settings in Windows 8/8.1 "SmartScreen" filter is a new feature present in Windows 8 and later operating systems to provide better security to Windows users. Actually this feature was introduced in Internet Explorer […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • Mike Splinter Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Sure, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a craze that is taking over social media. And, yes, it has been a tremendous fundraiser for the ALS Association as the organization combats Lou Gehrig’s disease through research, services and education.Read more
  • Imaginative Innovation Solves Global Challenges

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    When imagination and technology are focused on addressing everyday problems around the globe, amazing solutions are created.  This year’s 25 Tech Award finalists have applied technology to benefit humanity with projects that include deploying drones to prevent animal poaching in developing countries, designing a machine to deliver anesthesia in medical clinics without access to compressed oxygen or continuous grid power, and creating a mobile app to promote carpooling in busy Latin American cities.  Read more
  • The Changing Face of Semiconductor Investment

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    Innovation is alive and well in the semiconductor industry. That was a key takeaway from the strategic investor panel at the second annual Silicon Innovation Forum at SEMICON West, and one I can’t reinforce enough within the venture capital (VC) community.Read more
  • Applied Materials Recognized for Leading Green Power Use by EPA

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Applied Materials is pleased to be recognized once again for our commitment to green energy. In the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership report released this week, Applied ranked No. 82 on National Top 100 list of the largest green power users, No. 13 on the list of Top 30 Tech & Telecom companies and No. 26 on the FORTUNE 500 list.Read more
  • Applied Materials Citizenship Report

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    I am pleased to share the Applied Materials 2013 Citizenship Report which reflects the company’s commitment to social responsibility. I invite you to learn more about our environmental stewardship, sustainable business practices and community investments by exploring the report.Read more
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  • Transform Your Android Phone into OnePlus One

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:06 am
    OnePlus One transformation kit lets you transform your Android phone into OnePlus One. This kit includes some of the best features of OnePlus One, such as Hexo theme, lock screen, camera app, gallery app, the dedicated screencast app and Audio FX sound manager. The following method shows you how to... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • How to Check Your Samsung Galaxy S5 for Refurbishment

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:28 am
    Bought a Samsung Galaxy S5 on an online retail shop? Did you know if your Galaxy S5 is refurbished or used? Typically, smartphones come in brand new, used or refurbished condition on online retail shops. A refurbished phone means it is used and repaired. Here is how to check it. The Samsung Galaxy... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • LG G3’s Dual Window Mode Enables Windowed Multitasking, How to Enable it

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    LG G3’s “Dual Window” feature enables windowed multitasking on the phone by splitting the screen into two panels, allowing you to run two apps at the same time on the screen. This is similar to Samsung Galaxy S5’s “Multi Window” feature and can be useful if you want to run two or more apps at... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Get Moto X’s Sleeping Assist Feature on Other Phones

    24 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    Moto X’s Sleeping Assist helps you get a good night rest. It automatically silences your phone for incoming calls and notifications during the preselected hours. Now you can bring Moto X’s Sleeping Assist like feature to any Android phone with an Xposed module called XQuietHours. XQuietHours is a... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • How to Add More Languages in Google Voice Search for Android

    24 Aug 2014 | 2:11 am
    Google Voice Search (Google Now) for Android now lets you add more languages besides your primary language. So that you can speak to Google Now in many languages that you know, and it will recognize them all. Here is how to add more languages to Google Voice Search for Android. For your... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
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  • Facebook has a new breed of troll: here’s how to protect your brand from them

    Desirée Gullan
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    For many brands, Facebook has become about acquiring fans, maintaining high engagement rates and, of course, doing one up on competitors to secure bragging rights. Running impersonal competitions and giveaways are a sure fire tactic to tick the fan growth and engagement boxes. They are also a sure fire way to attract the lesser-spotted Facebooker […]
  • Looking for a change? 5 reasons to start a company in the Philippines

    Jacques Coetzee: staff reporter
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:45 pm
    You may not be familiar yet with South-East Asia, so here’s a big picture to give an understanding on why it matters when it comes to startups: A market of 600 million people, a (big) third of which in one country alone: Indonesia and its 17 000 islands. The Philippines just got their 100 million […]
  • Who needs hypermiling? 5 ultra-simple ways you can save fuel

    Ryan Bubear
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Virtually everyone who pays for fuel (that’d be most of us, then) is keen to make each precious tank of petrol or diesel last as long as physically possible. Some motorists, of course, take this obsession to ludicrous lengths, attempting to, say, decrease their vehicle’s rolling resistance by keeping two tyres on the white line, […]
  • 4 stellar TV shows ‘inspired’ by even better games

    Steven Norris: Gearburn Editor
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    More than ever before, TV and film look to the medium of the game for inspiration. Just look at that enormous pile of shit, Age of Transformers. It’s made over $15-trillion-zillion and counting, and is essentially a third-person fighting game, starring Mark Wahlberg. I’m not here to discuss the truly awful films Hollywood’s infecting us […]
  • 5 retailers that are completely changing how we see mobile

    Bobby Emamian
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Mobile technology is abundant, yet many retailers have failed to take advantage of its popularity. The App and Play stores are filled with shopping apps, but not all e-commerce apps are created equal. To stand out in a tech-driven market, retailers must find new and creative ways to fulfill their customers’ wants and needs, providing […]
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  • The Gruffalo takes his purple prickles to iOS with six puzzle games

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
    “A mouse took a walk through the deep, dark wood…” – if you’re a parent, you’ll know how the rest goes. Yes, The Gruffalo has been a perennially popular nighttime reading for kids for more than a decade, and has even spun out a sequel, a West End/Broadway play, and a short film. Now, the purple-prickled, knobbly-kneed ‘monster’ has an app too. Magic Light Pictures, the same London-based company that produced The Gruffalo film, has introduced an iOS-only app that challenges its us
  • Samsung outs the Gear S, a curved Tizen smartwatch that doesn't need your phone

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
    Also revealed: The Gear Circle, Bluetooth headphones that double as a necklace.
  • HTC One Remix review: A pricey mid-range phone that's worth the splurge

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    It's pricier than some other mid-range devices out there, but you can hardly tell with all the premium features it's packed with.
  • The first non-Android Samsung smartphone is here and it actually goes on your wrist

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:50 am
    Samsung on Thursday unveiled the Gear S, its latest smartwatch model that also doubles as a smartphone. The device doesn’t run Android Wear or Android, and instead relies on Samsung’s in-house mobile operating system to get things done. Thus, this Tizen-powered SIM-enabled wrist watch has just become the first Tizen smartphone in the world. Just as previously rumored, the Gear S comes with 3G support for making calls and sending messages without the need of a smartphone present, and features
  • These Fascinating New Nanobots Seek Out And Destroy Cancerous Tumors

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    Whether they're sneaking between cells or turning cockroaches into living 8-bit computers , nanobots are insanely fascinating. Now, they're about to become an army of impossibly small weaponized robots, swarm into the human body, hunt down malignant tumors and destroy them once and for all. Read more...
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  • How does the Huawei Ascend P7 compare?

    Tim Dickinson
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    Telecommunications giant Huawei is making another push to grab some of the smartphone market share outside of China with the Ascend P7, but how does the flagship 4G smartphone compare to the leading smartphones on the market today? Design Huawei describes the phone as lighter and thinner than the competition, and they may well be right with the P7 just 6.5mm thick (139.8 x 68.8 x 6.5 mm) and weighing in at 124g. That makes it slimmer than the iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2, and lighter than its Android competitors as well. However, beyond just its size there is little in…
  • Five interesting new Android apps for 2014

    Simon Jones
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:58 am
    Smart phones have opened up a whole world of possibilities. Long gone are the days when mobiles were simply used to make calls and send a few texts, these days you can do practically everything on your trusty mobile; from playing games to online shopping, whatever you need there’s likely an app that can help. Below you’ll discover just 5 of the best Android apps created by top mobile app developers. Secret Social media has taken over the world in the last decade. However, one thing it lacks is privacy. Sites like Facebook and Twitter are great for getting your every thought out there, but…
  • EE’s move to charge extra to skip the queue with “priority support” is a farce

    Tim Dickinson
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    Mobile phone network EE has made a controversial move by offering customers the ability to “skip the queue” for support, angering many customers. Premium support is not a new idea, but for a company where forums are filled with complaints of people struggling with slow speeds or getting any connection at all, it looks very much like giving two fingers to their customers. People put up with poor support (and paying for it) from companies such as Ryan Air because they are offering budget basement prices – you get what you pay for. However, EE is not marketing itself as the…
  • Russian hacking crew CyberVor use botnet to steal 1.2 billion usernames and passwords

    Tim Dickinson
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion usernames and passwords from thousands of websites, in what is believed to be the biggest data breach in history. Hold Security, a US-based security firm with a history of uncovering large-scale hacks, claim that a Russian cyber gang dubbed ‘Cybervor’ stole over 4.5 billion records, of which 1.2 billion appear to be unique, from 420,000 websites and FTP sites. The stolen credentials include over 500 million email addresses. The hackers initially bought smaller databases of stolen credentials on the black market and used them to attack email…
  • Google alerts police to US man sending child abuse images through GMail account

    Tim Dickinson
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    Google tipped off authorities to the identity of a man suspected of using his GMail account, according to a local US news report. Houston Police arrested John Henry Skillern, 41, after they were sent information by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that showed that he had sent an email with an explicit image of a young girl. Skillern, a convicted sex offender, has reportedly been charged with possessing child pornography. The case raises the issue of how Google polices its users’ behaviour online, and monitors the emails they send through their “private”…
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  • Pulling Off the Great Vacation Caper!

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    You may have noticed (or not) that I’ve been very quiet the past few days. Blogging life had to take a backseat for a bit. I was busy scheming!! For the past week or so I have been shopping, packing, and preparing in secret… If you are reading this, I’m headed to the airport with […]
  • Tips on Protecting Your Laptop & Data From Theft

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:23 pm
    You may remember some of my personal stories of laptop theft. Back when I worked an office job I had an office on the ground floor of the building. I was a desktop support technician so my office was usually full of computing equipment. However, I usually took my own laptop home with me. The […]
  • How Secure is Your Data? Tips on Protecting Data on Your Smartphone

    17 Aug 2014 | 10:13 pm
    As already mentioned, August is Device Theft Awareness Month with Absolute Lojack. Smartphone thefts are at an all time high. And while losing your shiny new toy will hurt, it is the data on your device that is even more valuable. We use our smartphones to connect to our email, bank accounts, social media accounts and […]
  • Protect Your Household Electronics with SIMPLR w/ $150 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

    14 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf SIMPLR™ I’ll admit that when I purchase small electronics I usually opt out of the extra service plan offered by the retailer. However, with some items I have accepted the terms. And I have been able to put it to use a few times. There is no […]
  • August is Device Theft Awareness Month with Absolute Lojack

    12 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    You may remember a few months ago when I told you about a valuable resource for anyone that has a portable computer, tablet, or smartphone. Absolute Lojack is a theft recovery solution that will help you find your smartphone, and recover your stolen laptop or tablet. Not only will you be able to locate your device, you […]
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    Experts Exchange » Tech News

  • Product Analyst

    Recruiting Coordinator
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    About the Job: Experts Exchange is looking for a Product Information Architect to create, deliver, and drive best in class product features for online and mobile applications. Our ideal candidate will thrive and succeed at building great products with process discipline. This person will build requirements and define business rules. This person will enjoy being creative and innovative, while being able to translate vision into detailed product specifications. Responsibilities: Organizes all the separate pieces of information/content present on the site/app/etc. and develops a project roadmap…
  • Senior Java J2EE Developer

    Recruiting Coordinator
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    The Position: Experts Exchange’s Development team is seeking a motivated and experienced candidate to build upon our existing web applications.  The role will consist of working with a team to architect and implement solutions for deploying application enhancements and features to the Experts Exchange web site.  Candidate will be responsible for developing, maintaining and fixing bugs in the web platform, as well as assisting Quality Assurance to maintain a high quality application. Responsibilities: The Development team designs and implements web technologies using Java. Candidate…
  • Junior Java J2EE Developer

    Recruiting Coordinator
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    About the Job: Experts Exchange’s Development team is seeking a motivated candidate to build upon our existing web applications. The role will consist of working with a team to implement solutions for deploying application enhancements and features to the Experts Exchange web site. Candidate will be responsible for developing, maintaining and fixing bugs in the web platform, as well as assisting Quality Assurance to maintain a high quality application. Primary Responsibilities: The Development team designs and implements web technologies using Java. Candidate will be responsible for…
  • A/B Testing & Optimization Specialist

    Recruiting Coordinator
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:23 pm
    About the Job: Experts Exchange is looking for an A/B Testing & Optimization Specialist to join the Conversion, Engagement & Retention Team. This position is responsible for conceptualizing, testing, analyzing and optimizing workflows on with the goal of acquiring new members and increasing member engagement. The size and diversity of or website will provide you a constant variety of interesting and challenging work that will require you to bring your “A” game every day. Primary Responsibilities: Create requirements documentation for new tests with clear and…
  • Nata’s Corner: August 2014

    3 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    Cities everywhere pay a lot of their bills by providing water, sewer and electricity, so it’s no surprise that they might decide to go into the ISP business. First, you have to find a city with a governing body that has a clue about technology. Second, these folks need to believe that Internet service is a lot closer to electricity than it is to something like a lawn service. As far as they’re concerned, it’s a utility. This move will tick off companies like Comcast, so in turn they go to the state legislature, contribute to a few campaigns, and a law gets passed saying that…
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  • LG’s Moto 360 ‘killer’ is out even before Motorola fully unveils its awesome device

    Chris Smith
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    Motorola managed to turn quite a few heads with the Moto 360 smartwatch, an Android Wear device that took the most basic watch design and further enhanced it by adding smart features. However, while Motorola is yet to fully disclose all the details about Moto 360, LG is already out with its second Android Wear smartwatch, which also happens to be a Moto 360 rival, at least when it comes to design: the G Watch R. Continue reading...
  • The first non-Android Samsung smartphone is here and it actually goes on your wrist

    Chris Smith
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:50 am
    Samsung on Thursday unveiled the Gear S, its latest smartwatch model that also doubles as a smartphone. The device doesn’t run Android Wear or Android, and instead relies on Samsung’s in-house mobile operating system to get things done. Thus, this Tizen-powered SIM-enabled wrist watch has just become the first Tizen smartphone in the world. Continue reading...
  • HBO could make a fortune by making cord cutters’ dreams come true

    Brad Reed
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    HBO has a brand-new reason to offer a standalone online streaming service other than making cord cutters very happy — it could also rake in huge sums of money. Ars Technica points out that a new research note from Barclays Capital analyst Kannan Venkateshwar, who projects that HBO could generate an additional $600 million per year by offering its content online and apart from cable bundles. Continue reading...
  • HP is still having trouble making PC components that won’t kill you

    Brad Reed
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:45 pm
    HP has been on fire over the past year... and that's not a good thing. HP announced this week that it will be recalling roughly 6 million AC power cords that were sold between September 2010 through June 2012 after discovering that the cords are liable to overheat and catch on fire. HP says that the affected power cords shipped with "HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, as well as with AC adapters provided with accessories such as docking stations." Customers who sent their power cords back will have replacement cords shipped to them at no cost. Continue reading...
  • Eric Schmidt’s curious advice: ‘Know your competition, but don’t copy it’

    Jacob Siegal
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    In the latest edition of Talking Schmidt, a series where 9to5Google analyzes Google CEO Eric Schmidt's most baffling quotes, we take a look at Schmidt's upcoming book, How Google Works. In order to promote the book, Schmidt took to Google+ and posted the following image. Continue reading...
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    TechVorm » Mobile Arena

  • Gionee Launches GPad G5 With1.5GHz Hexacore CPU & 5.5 Inch HD Display At Rs. 14,999

    Jatinder Paul Singh
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:31 am
    Gionee of China has added another smartphone in its portfolio by introducing the GPad G5 smartphone in India. Gionee has tasted huge amount of success with its Elife series of smartphones and its latest offering Elife S5.5, is making news for its slimness and various other features. Gionee wants to take their success story forward […] The post Gionee Launches GPad G5 With1.5GHz Hexacore CPU & 5.5 Inch HD Display At Rs. 14,999 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Based On Tizen Wearable OS Announced

    Jatinder Paul Singh
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    It is quite evident that the smartphones makers are now devoting lot of attention on wearable devices. Today, LG announced their new smartwatch – LG G Smartwatch R powered by Android Wear OS. The other South Korean giant Samsung has also introduced today the Samsung Gear S, which is driven by Samsung’s own Tizen Wearable OS. […] The post Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Based On Tizen Wearable OS Announced appeared first on TechVorm.
  • LG G Watch R With Plastic OLED Display Announced; To Be Showcased At Upcoming IFA

    Jatinder Paul Singh
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:47 pm
    South Korean giant is on expansion spree not only on its smartphones but also on wearable device. After launch of LG G Watch powered by Google’s Android Wear OS, In the month of June, LG has announced today a new Android Wear device – the LG G Watch R, which will be showcased at IFA 2014 […] The post LG G Watch R With Plastic OLED Display Announced; To Be Showcased At Upcoming IFA appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Flipkart Launches Five Digiflip Pro Tablets Powered By Intel Processors Starting At Rs. 5,999

    Jatinder Paul Singh
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce marketplace, has expanded its portfolio of Digiflip tablets and launched today five new Digiflip Pro tablets, which will be powered by Intel Atom Processors. The five tablets announced today are : - ET701 – 7 inch Wi-Fi only tablet that comes in 4 attractive colours White, Blue, Grey and Red - […] The post Flipkart Launches Five Digiflip Pro Tablets Powered By Intel Processors Starting At Rs. 5,999 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Can Redmi 1S Launched At Rs 5,999 By Xiaomi Be Game Changer?

    Jatinder Paul Singh
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:13 am
    Mi India, the operational name of Xiaomi company of China, in India has got tremendous response to its mid-range Mi3 smartphone in India. Since its launch one month ago, they have been able to sell 95,000 units of the same via unique method of flash sale on To take advantage of popularity of their […] The post Can Redmi 1S Launched At Rs 5,999 By Xiaomi Be Game Changer? appeared first on TechVorm.
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  • Tesla Themes Quick Review and 20% Coupon Code

    Robin C
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    Tesla, the name that became very popular recently but we are not going to talk about Cars here. Tesla Themes is another popular name in WordPress Community for its professional designs and user friendliness. Tesla WordPress Themes currently has 20+ wordpress themes in its store and most of them are popular and used by bloggers world wide. If you want to transform your wordpress blog into a Branded Company website, then Tesla Themes will work for you very well. If you are in search for niche themes, we have a recommendation. Premiumpress Themes are quite popular and meets your recommendation…
  • Movavi SplitMovie for Mac Quick Review and Coupon Code

    Robin C
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:12 am
    Movavi SplitMovie is one of the fastest movie splitter software available for Windows and Mac OS computers. It offers tons of tools and has a very easy to use interface that any beginner or novice user can work with movie splitting tasks easily. Movavi SplitMovie is the perfect choice if you been searching for a movie splitter software to install in your Macbook/iMac computers. Movavi has huge collection of video editing, splitting, audio, video converters and so much essential studio applications in their store. You can have a look at them at our Movavi Coupon page, where we also include…
  • Best Photo Editing Apps for Mac OS X

    Robin C
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
    We capture our favorite moments using our Smartphone Camera or Digital Camera and then upload the photos to Facebook, Flickr, Google+ or store them privately in Cloud Storage services like Dropbox, iCloud and so on. Not all the time the photo we took comes Crisp and Clear, that is why we need a good Photo Editing App to reduce the noise in images, make it clear, to apply some image filters and remove some content of the images that we dont want. Whenever we talk about Photo Editing Software or Image Editing Software one name that comes to all mind is “Adobe Photoshop”. Ofcourse,…
  • 15 Best Custom ROMs for Android Mobile Phones

    Robin C
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Its always a dream for the technology lovers to try beyond the world at their arms. We can easily refer this to the smartphone users that too android lovers who try something more out of what they have got and mostly succeed on those outing. Finding the best performing, well designed user interface Custom ROM is quite a tough task. One must be clear by now what we are speaking about ! Yes, rooting android and trying out Custom ROM’s which would break the stereotypic android usage and gives you lot of new features that you had imagined available only on a parallel world. We must also…
  • iPhone 6 Rendering by Martin Hajek Looks Stunning

    Robin C
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    Apple is so silent about the next generation iPhone which is iPhone 6 and there is no official word about its release date. Based on rumors from valid sources we believe September 9, 2014 is the iPhone 6 release date and we will finally see the mostly leaked and rumored iPhone in the history. Martin Hajek, 3D designer imagined how the final iPhone 6 design will look like in Apple Stores and gave a life to it with more accurate 3d rendering. Such a brilliant 3D rendering of iPhone 6 that looks stunning and so real. You will totally like it and if you are waiting for iPhone 6 then these images…
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  • 4 Cool Ways to Use a Drone

    Karan Israni
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:48 am
    Some Americans already have drones delivering their mail. You read about the fleets of drones used by military operations around the world. Did you know you could have your very own drone to use for just about anything you want? The FAA is still considering the rules for personal drone usage, but it’s perfectly legal […]