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  • Huawei Just Made The Best-Looking Android Wear Watch Yet

    Brian P. Rubin
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    Though its small battery may render it pretty but dumb.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease – Routine Tests Facilitate Early Diagnosis and Treatment
    Rajeev Rajagopal
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:49 am
    Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Known as the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s is a general term for loss of memory and other intellectual abilities that potentially interferes with daily life. Reports suggest that more than 5 million Americans are living with the disease. In most people, symptoms first appear after the age of 65 years. It is estimated that 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. There are different signs and symptoms associated with…
  • Sony Xperia Z4 tablet unveiled at MWC

    Nik Phirke
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Sony has officially unveiled Xperia Z4 tablet at MWC 2015. The Xperia Z4 tablet is powered by an octa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor and features what Sony says is the “world’s brightest” 2k resolution 10.1-inch display. It also features PS4 RemotePlay so that you can stream games from your PS4 to the tablet for gaming on the same Wi-Fi network. Xperia Z4 tablet’s other features include support for LTE networks, a large 6,000mAh battery that promises up to 17 hours of video playback, an IP68 rating against dust and water and more. Sony hasn’t provided any pricing…
  • 12 Charming Hand Lettered Quotes by Neil Tony Porter
    Igor Ovsyannykov
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Neil Tony Porter is a Hand Letterer and Graphic Designer from London. He helps build magical brands at the entertainment company Mind Candy. Neil has a passion for children’s branding, typography, and visual story. He recently contacted me to show me his hand lettered quotes and I was flabbergasted. I instantly feel in love with his style and decided to share them with you today. These quotes are electrifying, inspiring, and motivational. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I did. Be sure to visit Neil’s website to check out more of his work:…
  • App shootout: Siri or Cortana - which is best?

    ZDNet | Social Business RSS
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:04 am
    We asked Siri and Cortana the same questions to see whether the Apple -- or Microsoft -- personal assistant gave the best answer to our questions for work and leisure.
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  • "Smart" undersea pipeline sends status reports to shore

    Ben Coxworth
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Undersea oil pipelines are typically inspected about once every five years ... but what happens if one of them gives out between those inspections? That's where the Norwegian SmartPipe project comes in. Initiated in 2006, it's aimed at developing self-monitoring pipelines that continuously transmit real-time status reports to shore. .. Continue Reading "Smart" undersea pipeline sends status reports to shore Section: Science Tags: Monitoring, Oil, SINTEF Related Articles: GE using medical X-rays to inspect undersea pipelines TOHL: the startup that lays water pipelines by helicopter…
  • Panasonic enters the robo-vac game, with the triangular Rulo

    Ben Coxworth
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Circular robotic vacuum cleaners may be popular, but it's hard for them to reach dust and dirt in the corners of rooms. That's why Panasonic has gone with a triangular shape – a Reuleaux triangle, to be precise – for its new MC-RS1 Rulo robo-vac. .. Continue Reading Panasonic enters the robo-vac game, with the triangular Rulo Section: Around The Home Tags: Cleaning, Panasonic, Robotics, Vacuum cleaner Related Articles: Watch out iRobot, LG is looking to totally clean up with the Hom-Bot Square New Roomba robo-vac features a wireless command center Panasonic unveils Fukitorimushi: a…
  • 12 tips & tricks to get more from Gmail on the web

    David Nield
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    Since it appeared in April 2004, Gmail has become the email client of choice for hundreds of millions of users. You're probably very familiar with it – but are you making the most out of the software? We've put together 12 of the most helpful tips for boosting your productivity inside Gmail and powering through your inbox... Continue Reading 12 tips & tricks to get more from Gmail on the web Section: Computers Tags: Email, Gmail, Google, Tips Related Articles: Google launches Gmail SMS service in three African countries Google Inbox: Like the love child of Mailbox and Google Now Inbox…
  • BlackBerry Leap: A more promising design married to mid-ranged specs

    Chris Wood
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    If you were hoping for a new flagship smartphone from BlackBerry, you might be disappointed by the Leap, with the new handset featuring a 720p display and the same Qualcomm processor we saw in the Z10 back in 2013. On the plus side, the Leap is one of the more attractive smartphones BlackBerry has released recently. .. Continue Reading BlackBerry Leap: A more promising design married to mid-ranged specs Section: Mobile Technology Tags: BlackBerry, Mobile World Congress 2015, Smartphones Related Articles: RIM announces BlackBerry 7 OS-based handsets: Bold 9900, Torch 9810 and 9860 BlackBerry…
  • Ikea to sell furniture with built-in wireless charging

    Dario Borghino
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    Starting next month, Swedish furniture colossus Ikea will start selling furniture with built-in Qi wireless charging and a charging kit to build wireless charging into existing furniture... Continue Reading Ikea to sell furniture with built-in wireless charging Section: Around The Home Tags: Charging, Furniture, IKEA, Smartphones, Wireless, Wireless Charging Related Articles: LG announces Wireless Charge Pad Ampere wireless charging sleeve aims to make charging on the go easier Upcoming Cadillacs to get wireless smartphone charging Ikea's Regissör series promises quick tool-free furniture…
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  • Back to the Future’s Clock Tower Scene Remade With Lego

    Jordan Crucchiola
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Would you like to watch the climax of Back to the Future remade with Lego bricks? Of course you would! The post Back to the Future’s Clock Tower Scene Remade With Lego appeared first on WIRED.
  • Opinion: How Women In STEM Can Close the Wage Equality Gap

    The Views of Reshma Saujani
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    More than a week after the Academy Awards broadcast, people are still buzzing about Best Supporting Actress winner Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech, punctuated with a poignant and resounding call for wage equality and equal rights for women. Arquette’s rallying cry struck a chord with both audience members and viewers at home — a reaction shot […] The post Opinion: How Women In STEM Can Close the Wage Equality Gap appeared first on WIRED.
  • Forget PCs. The Real Bloatware Problem Is on Android

    Robert McMillan
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Google has a bloatware problem on its Android phones. But now that it's going to be a mobile carrier, it could make everything that sucks go away. The post Forget PCs. The Real Bloatware Problem Is on Android appeared first on WIRED.
  • New Connected Credit Card Aims to Succeed Where Coin Failed

    Kyle VanHemert
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    Stratos could be a great connected card, but it might not last long. The post New Connected Credit Card Aims to Succeed Where Coin Failed appeared first on WIRED.
  • Ice Runways Aren’t as Crazy as They Sound

    Alex Davies
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    As long as the waters of Alton Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire stay frozen, pilots can use the only FAA-certified, plowed ice runway in the continental US. The post Ice Runways Aren’t as Crazy as They Sound appeared first on WIRED.
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 10 mind blowing muscle facts [video]

    Josh Urich
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    You know the phrase "muscle memory?" As it turns out, that's probably even more of a thing than you thought. Studies have shown the muscles actually remember their former strength, which can help explain why former athletes can gain more muscle more quickly. Learn more interesting body facts below. The post 10 mind blowing muscle facts [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This dancing origami will blow you away [video]

    Josh Urich
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The phrase "dancing origami" does not do this video justice. It's so far beyond just moving paper. Using delicately folded paper cranes and the power of sound waves and software, these folks choreographed an elaborate paper dance. The post This dancing origami will blow you away [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • What superheroes do when not saving the day

    Kate Rinsema
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:46 pm
    You can't spend all day, every day saving the world from injustice; even superheroes have to let loose once in a while, and photographer Edy Hardjo of Hrjoe Photography shows us just what kind of mischief they get into during their off hours. The post What superheroes do when not saving the day appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This drunken squirrel is hilarious/adorable [video]

    Josh Urich
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Fun fact number one: squirrels can get drunk. Fun fact number two: leaves can ferment. What we have here is a recipe for a perfect storm of cuteness and hilarity. The post This drunken squirrel is hilarious/adorable [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • So the Monopoly World Championships are a thing [video]

    Josh Urich
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Most families remember playing Monopoly. It's the game that turns you from a sweet, innocent child into a bloodthirsty capitalist. For the select few who move on to straight up robber baron, there are the Monopoly World Championships. Can you compete? The post So the Monopoly World Championships are a thing [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • Study: Refactoring Doesn't Improve Code Quality

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:38 pm
    itwbennett writes: A team of researchers in Sri Lanka set out to test whether common refactoring techniques resulted in measurable improvements in software quality, both externally (e.g., Is the code more maintainable?) and internally (e.g., Number of lines of code). Here's the short version of their findings: Refactoring doesn't make code easier to analyze or change (PDF); it doesn't make code run faster; and it doesn't result in lower resource utilization. But it may make code more maintainable.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Former MLB Pitcher Doxes Internet Trolls, Delivers Real-World Consequences

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    An anonymous reader writes: When Twitter trolls began posting obscene, sexually explicit comments about his teenage daughter, former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling responded by recording their comments and gathering personal information readily available to the public. He then doxxed two of them on his blog, resulting in one being suspended from his community college and the other being fired from his part-time job as a ticket seller for the New York Yankees. There were seven others in Curt's crosshairs, all college athletes, but although he hasn't publicly doxxed those individuals, he hints, "I…
  • Physicists Gear Up To Catch a Gravitational Wave

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:11 pm
    sciencehabit writes: A patch of woodland just north of Livingston, Louisiana, population 1893, isn't the first place you'd go looking for a breakthrough in physics. Yet it is here that physicists may fulfill perhaps the most spectacular prediction of Albert Einstein's theory of gravity, or general relativity. Structures here house the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), an ultrasensitive instrument that may soon detect ripples in space and time set off when neutron stars or black holes merge. Einstein himself predicted the existence of such gravitational waves nearly a…
  • Ask Slashdot: Wireless Microphone For Stand-up Meetings?

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    rolandw writes We have daily stand-ups and normally there is at least one person missing from the room. We relay via on-line chat but the sound quality is rubbish. The remote person sounds great via our speaker when they use a headset but they can't hear what is happening in the room. We need a wireless mic that copes with a large echoing room and will stop feedback. Can you recommend one? We're not an over-funded start-up so don't have an unlimited budget...Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • FREAK Attack Threatens SSL Clients

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    msm1267 writes: For the nth time in the last couple of years, security experts are warning about a new Internet-scale vulnerability, this time in some popular SSL clients. The flaw allows an attacker to force clients to downgrade to weakened ciphers and break their supposedly encrypted communications through a man-in-the-middle attack. Researchers recently discovered that some SSL clients, including OpenSSL, will accept weak RSA keys–known as export-grade keys–without asking for those keys. Export-grade refers to 512-bit RSA keys, the key strength that was approved by the United…
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • Flat Slab Finale?

    Bob O'Donnell
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:54 am
    The Mobile World Congress (MWC) show in Barcelona has always been somewhat of a paean to the mobile phone and, for the last several years, to smartphones. This is the trade show where the world has witnessed the flattening and expanding of smartphones from the smaller screened, thicker devices of just a few years back, into the thin, large screen devices they are today. With the exception of Apple—who never has a booth here—the show has also been the launch point for a fair number of tablets. In other words, Barcelona has become the place where most of the world’s vendors have…
  • The Devices on the US Mobile Networks

    Jan Dawson
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    As part of work I’m doing for some of my clients, I created this chart which shows the makeup of the device base on the major US wireless networks. I thought I’d unpack it a… This content is for Insider Monthly, Insider Yearly, Free Trial, Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: Attempts to Change Samsung’s Trend Line

    Ben Bajarin
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:46 am
    It is encouraging to see Samsung’s design aesthetic for their premium phones take a step up. It is unfortunate that much of the design of the Galaxy S6 is so similar to the iPhone 6… This content is for Insider Monthly, Insider Yearly, Free Trial, Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • All Opportunities in Mobile are Not Created Equal

    Ben Bajarin
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:25 am
    I’ve been giving a number of presentations to executive and investors groups lately and one chart I compiled is perhaps one of the most interesting. Since I’m one of few how make an effort to track installed base of devices, I compiled a chart of all computing platform installed bases up to the current time period. Here is that chart. There is a great deal of interesting observations I tease out in this chart, however, I want to focus on just one for the time being. Note the green part of the chart labeling the PC installed base. If we were to go back to the 2008-2009 timeframe…
  • How the Scenery Changes

    Ben Bajarin
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:21 pm
    I’m preparing for a presentation on Monday and am using this motion graph, which I was able to export as an animated .gif. Sorry the labels are a bit tricky to read. Thought I’d share it just to show how the scenery changes.
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  • HP Envy Spectre x360 Is an Impossibly Thin 2-in-1 at a Great Price

    Travis Pope
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:22 am
    HP Envy Spectre x360 Is an Impossibly Thin 2-in-1 at a Great Price is a post by Travis Pope from The HP Envy Spectre x360, a 2-in-1 that looks more like a notebook PC, is attracting a... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • 18 Essential Mac Apps for Yosemite

    Kevin Purcell
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:45 am
    18 Essential Mac Apps for Yosemite is a post by Kevin Purcell from Apple developers make some useful tools for OS X that extend the usefulness of Yosemite, the latest version of... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • WaterField Designs Bolt Briefcase Review

    Kevin Purcell
    15 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    WaterField Designs Bolt Briefcase Review is a post by Kevin Purcell from A good computer bag can help protect a valuable piece of equipment like notebooks and tablets. It also has to... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Dell Chromebook 11 with Intel Core i3 Review

    Kevin Purcell
    14 Feb 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Dell Chromebook 11 with Intel Core i3 Review is a post by Kevin Purcell from Dell launched their 11-inch Chromebook focused on the educational market awhile back, but they just bumped... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Acer Chromebooks for Education Debut with Two New Designs

    Kevin Purcell
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Acer Chromebooks for Education Debut with Two New Designs is a post by Kevin Purcell from Acer announced two new durable Acer Chromebooks this week for education users, with a larger... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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  • Solar Energy; The Real Facts

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:08 am
    Most power plants in the United States and around the world are using fossil fuels to generate electricity and operate. Fossil fuels has-been used as an energy source while the man has learned to generate power. Fossil fuels have been-around for ages and when man started using this energy nobody but the consequences. Fossil fuels will run out and be a shortage of it in the near future. This scarcity of fossil fuels will affect our industries ict live and several newspapers. Today we see some of theses comments and concerns, awards to fossil fuels are increasing and electricity is more…
  • The Cost Of Solar Energy

    1 Mar 2015 | 2:09 am
    Solar energy is a natural source of energy that comes directly from the sun. When solar energy hits the earth it spreads over the surface of the earth and provides heat evenly. If you could capture the sun’s rays in a particular area over a long period of time that will provide enough heat for the night or on cloudy days. Learn where to find solar energy can help you get started today. Solar energy costs nothing, since it comes from the sun. The font you choose may cost a bit, but in the long term, should be your only expense, unlike gas or oil heaters to keep paying for each month in…
  • The Benefits of Solar Energy

    28 Feb 2015 | 2:53 am
    The use of solar energy or energy from sunlight has many advantages. Let’s take a closer look at each of them. • Solar energy saves money. In 2006, we saw the highest jump in residential electricity rates. In some regions, increased to 60% was observed. Many experts agree that the trend will continue in the coming years. This means you have to pay more money to support their monthly electricity consumption. But if it produces its own energy, you can avoid paying the high cost of energy – especially now that energy prices are very unstable. On a larger scale, if American…
  • Solar Energy Systems for Pools

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:02 am
    If you have a pool, you know how much warming can mount your electricity bill. Solar systems for swimming pools offer an alternative method that does not devastate your bank account. Solar energy systems for swimming pools When most people think of solar energy systems, they think of large crystalline structures that are intended to collect a large amount of solar energy to convert solar energy. However, there are other uses for solar energy systems. One of the most ingenious uses for this technology is the use of solar energy for heating swimming pools. Using solar energy to heat your pool,…
  • Solar Energy Risks To Health

    21 Feb 2015 | 11:31 am
    Solar energy is a potential free electricity and water heating source. It has the power to take advantage of electricity in remote areas of the world. It seems to offer health and safety with power, but is it? Rarely health risks of solar energy are mentioned. This may be partly due to the limited use of this energy source. It may also be due to the lack of research in this area. Some have begun to study the health risks of solar energy, however, and if you study long enough, some estimates are available. Solar Thermal Risks Health Solar energy Health risks inherent in the design and…
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    Tech Talk


    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Google is expected to enter the wireless market with a hybrid service that users WiFi and cellular to handle voice and data. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    TECH TALK's Larry Magid is in Washington DC but -- if it hadn't been for some on-line searching and his persistence, he'd be stuck at Chicago O'Hare airport.

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The FCC voted in favor of "Network Neutrality" along party lines. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Facebook yesterday held its Fifth Compassion Research Day at its Silicon Valley headquarters. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    24 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Pebble, one of the early smart watch players, is releasing a new color watch called Pebble Time. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
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  • Pebble’s CEO Discusses The Company’s Second Product Launch

    Kyle Russell
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:25 pm
     As other manufacturers look to bring devices for your wrist to market bearing marked similarity to their phones, Pebble has gone in the other direction, focusing on its seven-day battery life and a simple interface. Last week, we stopped by Pebble’s Menlo Park office to chat with CEO Eric Migicovsky about the thinking that went into the new watch. Read More
  • Google Contacts Gets A New Look

    Frederic Lardinois
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
     Google Contacts is getting an update. Contacts sits at the core of services like Gmail, Google+, Hangouts and others, but it never felt like Google was putting a lot of resources into this service. Now, it’s not only getting a new look, but also a couple of new features that will make using it a bit easier. The new look takes its cues from Google’s other services that have adopted… Read More
  • Microsoft Turns To Software To Move Hardware

    Alex Wilhelm
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
     Microsoft announced two new phones yesterday, the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL. The inexpensive devices are designed to handle global communications, built with dual-SIM slots and the like. They also included something curious: Free Office 365 for a year. The company currently offers a Surface bundle that includes Office 365, and a cheap HP laptop recently shipped with the same. I confirmed… Read More
  • Curious About Apple Watch Apps? WatchAware Provides Interactive Previews

    Darrell Etherington
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
     Apple’s first wearable is right around the corner, and the Apple Watch will likely debut along a very healthy selection of third-party apps. It might be hard to envision just how those apps will work, however, especially for potential buyers who don’t have the luxury of being able to wander over to an Apple Store and check one out in person. WatchAware, a new site from the… Read More
  • 42Floors Lays Off Half Of Staff As It Cuts Brokerage Team, Refocuses On Search

    Colleen Taylor
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
     42Floors, the startup that’s built a platform for finding and leasing commercial office space, has laid off around half of its staff as part of a plan to refocus on its core search business, TechCrunch has learned. A total of 14 people across 42Floors’ San Francisco and New York offices were let go today, we’re told. That’s around half of 42Floors’ workforce. The… Read More
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    Mobile and Social Media

  • It’s 2015 and People Still Think This is the Best Way to Leverage the Social Web? Really?!

    19 Feb 2015 | 12:56 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) It has been a while since I went on one of my rants here. I mean, I do it on Twitter quite often, but a full-fledged rant blog post? Haven’t written one since I listed my annoyances with the way people behave on the web back in June, 2014. Everything great about social is dwarfed by the annoyance caused by the guy who logs on every 6 months to promote something/ask for a share! — Hillel Fuld (@HilzFuld) February 18, 2015 I get it, I really do. Everyone around you is talking about this thing called social media that works wonders and makes things go viral.
  • An Interview with Hunter Walk, Partner at Homebrew and Previous Consumer Product Management Lead at YouTube

    7 Jan 2015 | 10:24 pm
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) I gotta be honest with you. I follow way too many people on Twitter. 8,754, to be precise. It may be worth writing a post about the different reasons I follow different people. Some I follow out of curiosity, some out of courtesy, and others, I have absolutely no idea how, when, or why I started following. Then there is the occasional gem. There are the select few people that totally make my Twitter experience. People like Elon Musk,  Marc Andreessen, some tech journalists, and at the top of the list, alongside these greats, is Hunter Walk. Besides his…
  • An Interview with Saul Singer, Co-Author of the Book ‘Startup Nation’ and One of Israel’s Greatest Thinkers

    25 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    Over the years, I have done quite a few killer interviews and I am very proud of the long list. Having said that, the opportunity to have interviewed Saul Singer is definitely at the top of my list. If you are not familiar (how are you not familiar?), Saul wrote the book “Startup Nation” along with his brother in law, Dan Senor. Saul has been a journalist for many years, and has been a thought-leader to the Israeli tech scene through his global tours, speaking engagements, and contributions to leading and influential publications across the web and print. You can and should…
  • An Interview with Tomer Sharon, Senior User Experience Researcher at Google about UX, Mobile, and Life at Google

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

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

    Elisha Hartwig
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:31 pm
    In today's rapidly developing digital world, it's hard to determine which innovations are truly worth paying attention to. As marketers are constantly trying to stay on the cutting edge, it's important to have a broad understanding of what is changing, and which trends are worth the investment As part of a new series called Ask the CMO, Mashable spoke with Carlos Becil, CMO of Equinox, about how he envisions the marketing organization of the future, how he hires employees, how he pushes the envelope and measures the success of his team's marketing campaigns Read more... Q&A with Carlos…
  • Can you estimate the average penis size?

    Laura Vitto
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Bros, grab your rulers An enlightening new study published in the British Journal of Urology International purports to have determined the worldwide average penis size See also: How big is the average penis? Let's compare with household objects The study pulled data from 17 previous academic papers that included the measurements of 15,521 men in total. From there, the researchers determined that that average flaccid penis is 3.61 inches in length and the average erect penis is 5.16 inches in length. As for girth, the average penis is 3.66 inches when flaccid and 4.59 inches when erect. With…
  • New Windows 10 leak shows how the Spartan browser works with Cortana

    Christina Warren
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Microsoft officially announced Spartan, its new web browser built into Windows 10, in January Although Spartan isn't currently available in Windows 10 preview builds, Microsoft said at Mobile World Congress that the new browser would be available in the next build, which is expected to arrive later this month. See also: Project Spartan is Microsoft's new web browser for Windows 10 For those of us that can't wait, however, WinBeta has obtained a leaked Windows 10 build and posted a video showing off the new browser alongside its integration with Microsoft's virtual assistant, Cortana Cortana…
  • Jetblue passenger found hiding in cockpit after landing in New York

    Jessica Plautz
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:09 pm
    A Jetblue passenger overstayed his welcome on a flight to New York from the Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The 26-year-old New Jersey man was found sitting by the window in the cockpit after everyone else had already gotten off the plane, according to the local NBC station. See also: JetBlue bans Internet celebrity after threatening tweets Jetblue Flight 810 landed at 1:33 a.m. EST, according to FlightAware. Ground crew found the man in the cockpit, and escorted him off the plane at about 2 a.m., according to the Port Authority. ABC7 reports the man must have snuck past the gate —…
  • Uber acquires mapping startup deCarta

    JP Mangalindan
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Uber, the popular ride-sharing startup, is acquiring the mapping and search startup deCarta for an unspecified amount, Mashable has learned. The deal, which closes later this week, is for DeCarta's technology and talent. Founded in 1996, the San Jose startup provides a software platform that focuses on location-based features, including mapping, local search and turn-by-turn navigation. See also: Uber riders score Starwood points with new deal "A lot of the functionality that makes the Uber app so reliable, affordable and seamless is based on mapping technologies," an Uber spokesperson told…
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  • President Obama Complains To China About Demanding Backdoors To Encryption... As His Administration Demands The Same Thing

    Mike Masnick
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Back in January, we pointed out that just after US and EU law enforcement officials started freaking out about mobile encryption and demanding backdoors, that China was also saying that it wanted to require backdoors for itself in encrypted products. Now, President Obama claims he's upset about this, saying that he's spoken directly with China's President Xi Jinping about it: In an interview with Reuters, Obama said he was concerned about Beijing's plans for a far-reaching counterterrorism law that would require technology firms to hand over encryption keys, the passcodes that help protect…
  • Techdirt Podcast Episode 14: Do You Need A Proprietary Platform To Be A Serious Media Company Today?

    Leigh Beadon
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Techdirt has long operated on a homegrown content management system, but while we've been considering a switch to something open like Wordpress, many other media companies have been building their own proprietary platforms. What are the pros and cons of each approach, and are proprietary platforms necessary to be a "serious" media company in today's landscape? Follow the Techdirt Podcast on Soundcloud, subscribe via iTunes, or grab the RSS feed. You can also keep up with all the latest episodes right here on Techdirt. Permalink | Comments | Email This Story
  • Connecticut Town Takes Down Painting Including Image Of Mother Teresa Over Bogus Copyright Claim

    Timothy Geigner
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    At this point, we probably don't need any more evidence that the emergence of publicity rights and its conflation with other forms of intellectual property, such as copyright, is a festering cancer in our culture that we'd do well to excise post-haste. Still, necessity isn't the mother of these stories that keep on a-coming anyway. The most recent example of how stupid this all has become is a small Connecticut town taking down a donated painting that includes an image of Mother Teresa over intellectual property concerns. More frustrating is how neutered the press covering the issue is in…
  • There Is No Way That Hillary Clinton Didn't Know She Was Supposed To Use A Government Email Account

    Mike Masnick
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    As you may have heard, the latest political "scandal" involving a major Presidential contender comes via the NY Times reporting that when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, she refused to have a government email address, and conducted all her work via a personal email account. Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record. Mrs. Clinton did not have a government…
  • In Unsealed Document, FBI Admits Stingray Devices Will Disrupt Phone Service

    Tim Cushing
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    A small crack in the FBI's Stingray secrecy has appeared. A 2012 pen register application obtained by the ACLU was previously sealed, but a motion to dismiss the evidence obtained by the device forced it out into the open. Kim Zetter at Wired notes that the application contains a rare admission that Stingray use disrupts cellphone service. [I]n the newly uncovered document (.pdf)—a warrant application requesting approval to use a stingray—FBI Special Agent Michael A. Scimeca disclosed the disruptive capability to a judge. “Because of the way, the Mobile Equipment sometimes…
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  • That’s no Enzo; the custom SCG003 by Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus walks its own line

    Andrew Hard
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has fully revealed the SCG003 supercar at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The custom-built speedster features a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 derived from a HPD Honda engine. The post That’s no Enzo; the custom SCG003 by Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus walks its own line appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • This guy just bought 13 more record presses to keep up with vinyl demand

    Chris Leo Palermino
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    For midwestern record presser QRP, meeting the demand for vinyl's resurgence meant finding new vinyl presses. That's not an easy task when the last one was made in the early '80s. The post This guy just bought 13 more record presses to keep up with vinyl demand appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Here’s the first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone’s biopic

    Rick Marshall
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Open Road Films has released the first image of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden in Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone's upcoming biopic. The post Here’s the first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone’s biopic appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Yahoo airs hilarious new Community trailer ahead of March 17 premiere

    Ryan Waniata
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Yahoo airs the latest trailer for Community Season 6, setting up for the cult hit's March 17 premiere on Yahoo Screen. The post Yahoo airs hilarious new Community trailer ahead of March 17 premiere appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • I controlled Assassin’s Creed with my eyes and it was cool as hell

    Adam Rosenberg
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:54 pm
    We check out the SteelSeries Sentry, an eye-tracking sensor that uses Tobii's technology to monitor, analyze, and even control your connection with a game. Wherever you look, that's where the camera goes. The post I controlled Assassin’s Creed with my eyes and it was cool as hell appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Bandit Ultra Trail Race 2015 – Volunteering and Photos O’ Plenty

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:24 am
    Last year I signed up for the Bandit Ultra Trail Race 30k and the days leading up to the race I got sicker and sicker. The day before the race I thought I could pull it off even though I had massive body aches and felt like death warmed over. I picked up my bib and shirt but by the time I got home I was a wreck and had to DNS the race. This year I went back to the Bandit a week after running the Sean O’ Brien Marathon but went to volunteer. If you were in the race, I was one of the guys along with JK who helped steer 50k, 30k and 15k runners around the first loop then onto the first…
  • Sean O’Brien 50 50 100 Marathon Race Report 2015

    9 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    I got a little crazy in December and decided to sign up for my first ultra race. After some training I figured it made more sense to do a trail marathon first so with that I changed my registration from the Sean O’Brien 50K to the Marathon race on February 7, 2015. If you’re not familiar with the Sean O’Brien races, this is the second year for the races, held at Malibu Creek State Park in Agoura Hills. Last year runners could sign up for the Marathon, 50k or the 50 miler. The 50 miler turned into a playground for elite runners seeking to qualify for a coveted Western States…
  • Santa To The Sea Half Marathon and 2014 Recap

    3 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Over the past year I’ve run over 800 miles and raced three half marathons, three challenging trail races over 11 miles long and in several 5ks. I also dedicated a lot of training time to increasing my climbing and logged over 24,000 feet in elevation gain. I trained on several mountain ranges in Southern California and feel like I can knock out a half marathon run at any time, so I did. It’s been a couple of weeks since running the Santa To The Sea Half Marathon in Oxnard on Dec. 18. I was excited to tackle the course and try to set a PR for the half. The flat as a pancake course…
  • Surfer’s Point Half Marathon 2014 Race Report

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:40 pm
    After tackling the XTERRA Point Mugu 18K Trail Race in October, I decided to do the Santa to the Sea Half Marathon in December next. But that left me with two months without races and I got impatient. I was looking through my timeline on the Strava site when I saw that tri-athlete Anthony Grey was in his last weeks of training for the Surfer’s Point Full Marathon. After that I signed up for the half marathon or the race to be held on Nov. 16, 2014. One of the features of the race is that when you cross the finish line you get a nice beer and some real tacos. Who can say no to tacos?
  • XTERRA Point Mugu 18K Trail Race Report – 2014

    12 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    After the last two weeks of abnormally hot weather on the Central Coast, things finally cooled down and my running heated up some at the 2014 XTERRA Point Mugu 18K trail race. The race took place today, October 12, 2014, at Point Mugu State Park in Malibu, just a few miles south of Oxnard. It’s been a year and a half since I first started my fitness journey and about a year since running became a big part of that trek. My first trail race was the XTERRA Malibu Creek 22K which was extremely challenging, so much so that I immediately signed up for the Bulldog 25K which pretty…
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  • Catch Yourself Complaining with the "But-Positive" Technique

    Patrick Allan
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    When you've developed a habit of complaining about things, it's not always easy to shut it down . An easy way to help yourself stop is by catching yourself in the act and adding a positive spin to it.Read more...
  • Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Cloud Developer

    Andy Orin
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The "cloud" is a common computing buzzword with multiple uses; you might store your music in the cloud, or perhaps host a website. But that doesn't mean there's one server hosting your site—rather, the individual servers of yore are being replaced with virtualized machines. It's the cloud.Read more...
  • "You Have to Be Bored."

    Thorin Klosowski
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    We've heard time and time again that boredom is a necessity for creativity , and musician Dan Deacon really drives that point home with the above quote from in an interview with NPR.Read more...
  • Google Contacts Now Keeps Your Contacts Updated, Merges Duplicates

    Thorin Klosowski
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Google is offering up a preview of the new version of Google Contacts today. Contacts gets a big visual overhaul to make it easier to manage your contacts and see everything you've been talking about. Read more...
  • Instantly Add an App or File to the Mac Dock with a Keyboard Shortcut

    Thorin Klosowski
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    If you want to add a file or application to your dock, you can always just click and drag it over. Or, as OS X Daily points out, you can just use a keyboard shortcut from Finder.Read more...
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  • Cloudera CEO declares victory over big data competition

    Derrick Harris
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly doesn't often mince words when it comes to describing to his competition in the Hadoop space, or Cloudera's position among those other companies. In October 2013, Reilly told…
  • HP fine-tunes its multi-cloud pitch

    Barb Darrow
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:21 pm
    It must be really interesting to work at Hewlett-Packard these days. Not only is the company breaking itself in half, it's making multi-billion-dollar acquisitions and it's balancing an array of cloud offerings. Oh,…
  • BitTorrent releases Sync 2.0

    Stowe Boyd
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
    BitTorrent has been developing products that can lead to cash for the peer-to-peer communications and file sharing platform, with the secure Bleep messaging app and the Bundle content publishing service. The beta…
  • NBC wants you to pay for streams of Jimmy Fallon, SNL

    Janko Roettgers
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Well, this is interesting: NBC Universal is working on a comedy video subscription service, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The service, which could launch later this year,…
  • Apple iPhones outsell Samsung smartphones in last quarter of 2014

    Kevin C. Tofel
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    We had an inkling that the fourth quarter smartphone sales crown was close: Last month, Strategy Analytics suggested it was a dead heat between Apple and Samsung. On Tuesday, research firm…
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  • Organizing Your Gmail Contacts Is About to Get So Much Better

    Adam Clark Estes
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Organizing your contacts in Gmail historically atrocious. And now, thanks in part to the demise of Google+, it's about to become way better.Read more...
  • I Heard the Future of Sound Technology While Björk Weirded In My Ear

    Mario Aguilar
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    First launched as a Kickstarter back in 2013, Dysonic's RondoMotion's 3D head-tracking technology is now being used to power trippy acoustic effects in Bjork's MoMA retrospective. It's true 3D listening in your earbuds. That and also Björk.Read more...
  • Your Most Crushing Stories About Smashing Your Phones

    Mario Aguilar
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Nothing feels dumber than smashing your phone out of sheer carelessness and stupidity. No one knows this better than me . A few weeks ago we asked you to share how you destroyed your expensive pocket computer. Here are the very finest stories:Read more...
  • FBI Admits Its Secret Spy Tool Screws Up Bystanders' Cell Service

    Kate Knibbs
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    The FBI wants to keep stealthy phone surveillance tools called Stingrays as secret as possible , for obvious reasons (to use them whenever they want with as little oversight as possible, growing tipsy on the intoxicating liquor of unfettered power). And now another reason for secrecy just came out: Using Stingrays can disrupt regular peoples' cell service. Read more...
  • The gorilla who punched that photographer wasn't drunk

    Matt Novak
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Remember the photo of a "drunk" gorilla that went viral a couple of weeks back? The one that punched a photographer and gave the internet an opportunity to make endless jokes about the gorilla uprising? Turns out, the gorilla wasn't actually drunk. At least if you believe "scientists" who "know stuff" about "biology."Read more...
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  • Sony's PlayStation 4 VR headset launching in the 'first half of 2016'

    Ben Gilbert
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Sony's PlayStation 4-powered virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus, has new specs and a slightly different look (seen above). Okay, it doesn't look that different. What's new? For one, the screen resolution is improved: it's now 1920 x RGB x 1080...
  • Metallica is releasing a remastered 1982 demo... on cassette

    Billy Steele
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Dust off your tape players, folks: cassettes are still making a comeback. A number of independent artists have already leveraged the classic format, and Metallica is looking to join the bandwagon. The metal act recorded the seven-track No Life 'Til L...
  • Here's the trailer for season six of 'Community' on Yahoo Screen

    Richard Lawler
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Community will get its 13-episode sixth season (and eventually, maybe a movie?) on Yahoo Screen October 19th March 17th, and now we have the first trailer. It looks like the gang are up to their usual Dan Harmon-written schemes, but it's still missin...
  • Uber Family offers kids-friendly tablets in Washington, DC

    Billy Steele
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    If you live in Washington, DC, and are a fan of Uber's family-focused option, you don't have to hand your phone over to the little ones to keep them busy during the ride. The transportation company is partnering with Fuhu to equip Uber Family commute...
  • WSJ: NBC is working on a streaming service for comedy fans

    Billy Steele
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Standalone streaming apps continue to surface, and it looks like NBC has one in the works just for comedy-loving cord cutters. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the network is building a subscription service in hopes of reaching younger view...
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  • Apple plans fix next week for newly uncovered Freak security bug

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Apple Inc and Google Inc said on Tuesday that they have developed fixes to mitigate the newly uncovered 'Freak' security flaw affecting mobile devices and Mac computers. The vulnerability in web encryption technology could enable attackers to spy on communications of users of Apple's Safari browser and Google Inc's Android browser, according to researchers who uncovered the flaw. Apple spokesman Ryan James said the computer had developed a software update to remediate the vulnerability, which would be pushed out next week.
  • Political cartoonists need to do some serious research on net neutrality

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Political cartoonists, as satirists, routinely offer some of the most incisive commentary on the issues of the day with just a few words. Of course, it all falls apart if there's a fundamental misunderstanding of the subject being satirized. Like how net neutrality isn't actually the government, drunk with power, stomping on the free internet all to stop you from enjoying your cat videos. (Sorry, Mike Lester, but it's not!) So many cartoonists were confused, though, that this Tumblr finally had to step in to mock the mockers. This is commentary done right. ...
  • ​FREAK: Another day, another serious SSL security hole

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:19 pm
    More than one third of encrypted Websites are open to attack via the FREAK security hole.
  • The Koenigsegg Regera is the 1,500bhp king of the Geneva Motor Show

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Koenigsegg is the Swedish word for "crazy." In its two decades of existence, this car company has pushed more boundaries and designed more outlandish automobiles than most others can accomplish in a century. The Regera is a hybrid (a plug-in hybrid, no less!) that combines the output of three electric motors (700bhp) with the power of a twin-turbo V8 gasoline engine (1,000bhp) to produce unspeakable amounts of speed. Combined, the drivetrain will propel all 3,131 dry pounds of the Regera from 0 to 400kmh — that's nearly 250mph — in under 20 seconds. Koenigsegg advertises…
  • Here's the trailer for season six of 'Community' on Yahoo Screen

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  • Pebble’s CEO Discusses The Company’s Second Product Launch

    Kyle Russell
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:25 pm
     With the most-funded project ever (with 24 days left to go in its campaign!), Pebble has managed to bring in nearly 60,000 backers to support their unique approach to the smartwatch concept. As other manufacturers look to bring devices for your wrist to market bearing marked similarity to their phones, Pebble has gone in the other direction, focusing on its seven-day battery life and a… Read More
  • Curious About Apple Watch Apps? WatchAware Provides Interactive Previews

    Darrell Etherington
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
     Apple’s first wearable is right around the corner, and the Apple Watch will likely debut along a very healthy selection of third-party apps. It might be hard to envision just how those apps will work, however, especially for potential buyers who don’t have the luxury of being able to wander over to an Apple Store and check one out in person. WatchAware, a new site from the… Read More
  • TC Droidcast Episode 40: Samsung Galaxy S6 And HTC’s VR Headset

    Darrell Etherington
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
     This week’s Droidcast is all about Mobile World Congress, where HTC unveiled some surprises in addition to the HTC One M9, and Samsung changed up its design strategy with a new take on the Galaxy that replaces boring old plastic with exciting metal and glass. Will the premium look make up for trade-offs in terms of user accessible storage and batteries, and can in-house processors push… Read More
  • Pebble Time Is Now The Most-Funded Kickstarter Project Ever

    Darrell Etherington
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
     Pebble’s extra bump from the Pebble Time Steel announcement has put it over the edge, helping it break the record for most-funded project of all time on Kickstarter. The Pebble Time campaign beats out the Coolest Cooler, a camper cooler with various tech-friendly additional features. It’s currently sitting at just under $13.5 million, with 24 days left in the campaign still to… Read More
  • Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra Confirms “No Plans” To Push Its App Store Outside China

    Natasha Lomas
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
     Rumors that Google feels threatened by the fast-paced rise of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, which has built its own UI atop Android and in China also offers its own app store (rather than pre-loading Google Play), were presumably front of mind for Xiaomi VP and former Google employee Hugo Barra today. Read More
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  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Release Date Leaked

    Adnan Farooqui
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    We have heard in the past that Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in either April or June 2015. That doesn’t appear to be the case. A video appeared online earlier today which featured Hideo Kojima, the series creator, himself revealing the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date. Earlier this week Konami put up a teaser on its website and had us waiting until March 4th when it was due to make some announcement regarding this title.The leaked video was spotted today by NeoGAF soon after it appeared on IGN’s Italian affiliate. It was later pulled but…
  • Galaxy S6 To Come With Milk Music And Video Pre-Installed

    Adnan Farooqui
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Before Samsung’s latest smartphones were unveiled it was rumored that the company has a rather strict diet plan for its TouchWiz software. It was rumored to remove all bloat from the software and even limit the number of apps that would be pre-installed on the devices. Two of Samsung’s services appear to have made the cut because Milk Music and Milk Video will both be pre-installed on Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge when they hit the market next month.Milk Music is Samsung’s Pandora competitor which was launched early last year. The company’s customers can use the…
  • BlackBerry Is Open To Creating A Tablet Again

    Adnan Farooqui
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
    In 2011 the BlackBerry Playbook was launched. The tablet didn’t do well in the market and BlackBerry lost a lot of money on it. Since then the company has not returned to the tablet market. Now with new leadership in place that’s taking the company into a different direction it is possible that a new tablet might also be on the cards. When asked about the possibility BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that he is open to the idea.Chen did clarify that the company is currently not working on a tablet, “but it’s on my mind,” he says during an interview at the Mobile…
  • HBO GO For PS4 Is Finally Here

    Adnan Farooqui
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
    As a PlayStation 4 owner I’ve been waiting for HBO Go to arrive. Nearly four months back the app was launched on the Xbox One and ever since that day I have been anxiously waiting for it to arrive on Sony’s console as well. Today the wait ends. HBO GO for PS4 has finally been released. The app will be available for download later today.Senior Vice President, Business Development, SCEA Phil Rosenberg said “We know you’ve been looking forward to this day. We are excited to announce that the HBO GO app for PS4 will be ready to download later today.HBO Go for PlayStation 4…
  • Pebble Time Becomes Most Funded Kickstarter Project Ever

    Adnan Farooqui
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Kickstarter is a great source to raise money through crowdfunding. We often cover some interesting projects from the crowdfunding website and seek money before they’re brought to market. Pebble’s original smartwatch remained the must funded Kickstarter project for quite some time until it was dethroned. Now the company has won the top spot once again aided by its second generation Pebble Time smartwatch for which it is also raising funds through Kickstarter.When the Pebble Time project was unveiled last week it took just 49 minutes to raise more than $1 million. The company only…
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  • Forget ‘Retina’ screens, ZTE’s Grand S3 comes with retinal scanner in tow

    Adrian Diaconescu
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:28 am
    Who’s up for some futuristic eye-based smartphone biometric authentication? Yes, today. No, the world’s first handheld capable of recognizing your unique retinal “fingerprint” isn’t an iPhone. Sorry to disappoint you, mainstream Android enthusiasts, but it’s not a Samsung Galaxy either. Or an HTC One, or an experimental new LG flagship. Instead, rising Chinese star ZTE continues to innovate and explore… Continue reading Forget ‘Retina’ screens, ZTE’s Grand S3 comes with retinal scanner in tow Related posts: ZTE Grand S US Launch Delayed Until 2014, Grand Memo…
  • Lenovo brings trio of budget-minded tabs to MWC, ranging from 8 to 10 inches

    Adrian Diaconescu
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    It wouldn’t be a complete Mobile World Congress without an invasion of interchangeable Android and Windows tablets, and perhaps the least exciting brand-name slates to go official in Barcelona these past 24 hours are Lenovo’s IdeaPad Miix 300, Tab 2 A10-70 and Tab 2 A8. Ridiculously confusing monikers aside, the three have one thing and one thing only going for them – affordability. The Android-powered 8 and 10-inch Tab 2 will start at $129 and $199… Continue reading Lenovo brings trio of budget-minded tabs to MWC, ranging from 8 to 10 inches Related posts: Lenovo Unveils Miix Windows…
  • Could audiophiles be the next consumer sucker target?

    Stanley Goodner
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:18 am
    It’s no secret that those with deep passions will go through great lengths to pursue them. But sometimes having that ‘eye on the prize’ also gives you tunnel vision, making you less aware of anything else except reaching the goal. Unfortunately, this opens up opportunities for predatory marketing. For example, try shopping around for a cake. Now do the same for a wedding cake. Notice a… Continue reading Could audiophiles be the next consumer sucker target? Related posts: Beats and Bose: Loathed by many audiophiles, loved by most consumers Master Tracks XC Headphones by SOL Republic,…
  • Huawei’s first ‘Watch’ runs Android Wear, looks stunning

    Adrian Diaconescu
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:23 am
    The aptly named Huawei Watch has just gone official at the 2015 Mobile World Congress, and believe it or not, it’s a gizmo to be reckoned with. No ifs, no buts, no “considering how cheap it might be”. It’s a legitimate contender for the title of best Android Wear device out and about, and it directly takes aim at the Apple Watch as well. What’s odd is the one feature Huawei disclosed leading up to the formal… Continue reading Huawei’s first ‘Watch’ runs Android Wear, looks stunning Related posts: LG unveils all-metal ‘luxury’ Watch Urbane with Android…
  • An Xperia Z3 for the masses? Say hello to Sony’s budget Xperia M4 Aqua

    Adrian Diaconescu
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    Probably realizing it can no longer compete against the likes of Apple or Samsung in the extravagantly priced high-end mobile segment, and acknowledging Motorola’s entry-level low-cost dominance, Sony has decided to go after the in-between target audience. The Xperia M4 Aqua aims to “set the new mid-range standard”, and woo those who feel Moto G’s specs are a bit on the light side, and the Galaxy S5 or S6 are too darn expensive. Slapped with a €299 MSRP on the old continent,… Continue reading An Xperia Z3 for the masses? Say hello to Sony’s budget Xperia M4 Aqua Related…
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  • Twitter's New Safety Rules: Hot Diggity or Hot Air?

    Richard Adhikari
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Twitter last week announced actions to further protect users of its network -- but it left them vague. The company is rolling out unspecified improvements to its reporting process for content issues including impersonation, self-harm, and the sharing of private and confidential information, aka "doxing." It's also beginning to add new enforcement actions for use against accounts that violate its rules. However, in announcing the updates, Tina Bhatnagar, VP of user services, did not specify just what Twitter will do.
  • The Open Source Squad at the GSA

    Jack M. Germain
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    A team of open source evangelists is working within the General Services Administration as part of a federal initiative for more transparent government use of technology. 18F, a development unit within the GSA, was established a year ago to tap into the success of the United Kingdom's Government Digital Services unit by pursuing a similar strategy. The unit is tasked with getting developers from Silicon Valley and the ranks of civic developers all over the country to change how federal technology gets done.
  • Monster Problem Threatens New US Cyberthreat Plan

    John P. Mello Jr.
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    President Barack Obama last week made good on his promise to establish a center for cybersecurity information gathered by agencies of the federal government. It's a laudable initiative -- if it works. The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will, according to a White House fact sheet, connect the dots regarding malicious foreign cyberthreats to the nation and cyberincidents affecting U.S. national interests. It will provide U.S. policymakers with an all-source analysis of threats.
  • Samsung's New S6 Line Atones for S5's Plastic Sins

    Richard Adhikari
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Samsung on Monday announced its much-anticipated Galaxy S6 line at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. In the S6, the strongly disliked plastic body of the Galaxy S5 is replaced with a combination of aluminum and Gorilla Glass. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge both come in white, black and gold. Blue will be available only for the S6, while green will be available only for the S6 edge. The S6 and S6 edge are 6.8mm and 7mm thick respectively, and they weigh 4.8 and 4.6 ounces, respectively.
  • Mobile World Congress 2015, or Why Your Smartphone Is Crap

    Rob Enderle
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Don't you just love big industry events like Mobile World Congress? I mean, you've had whole weeks to enjoy the new phone you got last quarter, and now you'll hear about a bunch of incredibly wonderful stuff that will make that new phone look like your grandmother's favorite car -- you know, the one she fell in love with in the 1960s. Unfortunately, I'm not going to make things better. This week, I'm going to walk you through some of the more interesting things likely to be on display at the event.
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    Bill Brenner
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:26 am
    “A ridiculous article which purports to show us the face of a hacker…” — Chris Wysopal, CTO of Veracode, in a tweet The ability of media outlets to create sophisticated images and graphics is light years beyond what it was when I was a young journalist in the 1990s. The technology has spawned a lot of cool projects, like this visual of a botnet from my former employer, The enhanced capability also leads to some truly ridiculous creations. For example, this Secure Thoughts piece on “hackers unmasked.” The writer asks, “Who are the…
  • New Adobe Flash Vulnerability – CVE-2015-0313

    Bill Brenner
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    Oh, joy. Adobe has put out yet another security bulletin for vulnerabilities in Flash.  Details: Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player Release date: February 2, 2015 Vulnerability identifier: APSA15-02 CVE number: CVE-2015-0313 Platform: All Platforms Summary A critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-0313) exists in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh.  Successful exploitation could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. We are aware of reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in…
  • 3 Books that Changed My Life

    Bill Brenner
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:01 am
    The following is cross-posted from the Security Uncorked blog… My friend Jennifer Minella is doing a series where she asks folks from the security community about three books that changed their lives. She kicks it off with me. In this series, I asked infosec professionals to name 3 books that changed their life. This entry includes picks from journalist, writer and podcaster Bill Brenner. When I set out seeking contributors for this piece, one of the first people that came to my mind was Bill Brenner. Throughout the years, Bill has been someone I (and many in the industry) admire for…
  • The Oracle of Security Flaws

    Bill Brenner
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:45 pm
    When it comes to patching vulnerabilities, Oracle does nothing small. In its latest quarterly CPU (Critical Patch Update), the database giant hands its customers 169 new security fixes affecting many products. The full patch matrix is here. SiliconANGLE offers a decent analysis of the vulnerabilities and patches. From Maria Deutscher’s report: One flaw that drew an outsized amount of attention is a misconfiguration affecting the enterprise technology stalwart’s popular E-Business Suite, which “gobsmacked” its discoverer, in his own words. David Litchfield, a U.K.-based expert on…
  • “Hackers. It’s time to Unite”

    Bill Brenner
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
    Last week I wrote about the new anti-hacking laws President Obama plans to float in his State of the Union address and how the proposals are Draconian at best. I noted that it’s in our power to educate the masses and stop this thing before it becomes law. To that end, I have something to share with you. Derek Watson — better known in the security community as Blak Dayz (blakdayz) — posted the following call to action: Hackers. It’s time to UNITE. With these new proposed laws, they are literally coming for our freedom. If you are interested in joining in a fast…
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  • Kata i4 octa core smartphone now available in Lazada

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Kata’s octa-core smartphone, Kata i4 is now available v […] You might also like: Cherry Mobile ME Vibe Octa Core Smartphone Available in Lazada Starting January 9, 2015 Following the success of the Cherry Mobile Me and Me... MyPhone launches INFINITY Lite Octa Core Android KitKat Smartphone for Php 7,999 MyPhone yesterday launched another octa core smartphone […]... Cherry Mobile Magnum S 5 Inch Octa Core Android KitKat smartphone priced at Php 9999 Cherry Mobile today has announced another octa core sma […]...
  • Sandisk outs a 200GB microSD card

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:44 pm
    If you’re looking for more portable storage space, this […] You might also like: Quick Look: SanDisk Mobile Ultra 16GB MicroSDHC UHS-I card When looking for portable storage cards such as SD card... SanDisk Intros SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive Aside from the Extreme PRO premium flash drive, SanDisk […]... SanDisk Launches World’s Fastest SD Card in PH Seeking to aid photographers, videographers and film ma […]...
  • Lenovo launches Tab 2 A8 and A10-70

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:43 pm
    Lenovo announced two new tablets at MWC bearing Dolby’s […] You might also like: Lenovo S930 Phablet and Lenovo S650 Entertainment Smartphone Launched Two other smartphones were announced at the Lenovo Vibe […]... Lenovo launches three new S and A series smartphones Lenovo recently launched three new S and A series smart... Lenovo Launches First LTE Smartphone Lenovo today launched its first LTE smartphone, the Len […]...
  • Huawei MediaPad X2 officially announced

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Huawei’s got a lot of pretty cool stuff announced at MW […] You might also like: Huawei MediaPad becomes officially available in time for the holidays The 7-inch Huawei MediaPad which we showed to you last... Huawei MediaPad X1 launched, World’s lightest and narrowest 7-inch Phablet Huawei has just launched the Huawei X1. Combining the f... Huawei Ascend Mate 7 launched in PH for Php 27,890 Huawei yesterday launched its latest smartphone from th […]...
  • Cherry Mobile Alpha View 6-Inch Windows Phone 8.1 packs 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad Core processor, 1GB RAM and 8 GB ROM

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:04 am
    Aside from the Cherry Mobile Alpha Neon, Cherry Mobile […] You might also like: Cherry Mobile Alpha Neon, 5-Inch Windows Phone 8.1 Dual SIM smartphone Cherry Mobile at the MWC announced two new Windows-powe […]... Leaked: Cherry Mobile COSMOS FORCE 1.2 GHz Quad Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 5.26-inch Display Another upcoming Cherry Mobile smartphone making the ro […]... Cherry Mobile Alpha Luxe 5-inch 1.2 GHz Quad Core Windows 8.1 Smartphone Cherry Mobile today launched four new Windows 8.1 devic […]...
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  • 12 stylish backpacks to fit your laptop: Herschel, MiPac, Eastpak

    Hayley Minn
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    With laptops getting slimmer, lighter and more powerful, they have become many people’s main computers for both work and play, which means we’re constantly having to carry them from home to work. A laptop bag is fine, but carrying something on your shoulder, can be hell for your back, which is where backpacks come in! Whether you’re looking for something fun, practical, or stylish, there are some great backpacks that’ll fit your laptop in. With price points fit for every budget, we’ve found 12 backpacks that you won’t be embarrassed to be seen in while on…
  • Pebble announces the Pebble Time Steel – and you can get one even if you’ve already invested #MWC15

    Holly Brockwell
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    Last week, Pebble unveiled their new colour e-paper smartwatch, the Pebble Time, and the world went crazy. Today at Mobile World Congress, the roof was raised again for the announcement that the new watch will also come in a sophisticated steel version. As with the previous Pebble Steel, the Pebble Time Steel is a more stylish, premium version of the main Pebble watch. It comes in silver, black, and gold finishes, is water-resistant, and includes the new timeline, voice reply and colour e-paper features of the main Pebble Time. If you’ve already backed the Pebble Time on Kickstarter,…
  • Interview: Slava Rubin, CEO, on how Indiegogo helps $1m projects happen and women succeed

    Holly Brockwell
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    We caught up with Slava Rubin, CEO of Indiegogo, at the Jolla stand at Mobile World Congress. Slava tells us about how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign like Jolla and Bluesmart’s, how campaigns started by women often do better on Indiegogo than elsewhere, and how women are hired, promoted and respected internally at the organisation. Watch the unedited interview here: We also spoke to Diego Saez-Gil, CEO of Bluesmart, a smart luggage company whose remotely lockable, trackable travel bag is one of Indiegogo’s most successful campaigns. It’s raised over $2m –…
  • Samsung Galaxy v Apple iPhone: Apple hits back at Samsung’s superior digital picture claims

    Chris Price
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:47 am
    Seems like Apple isn’t taking the insults lying down. It has hit back at claims from Samsung that its latest Galaxy models, the S6 and S6 Edge, offer superior picture quality to the iPhone 6 by updating the Apple home page with an iPhone gallery. Clearly Apple boss Tim Cook was less than impressed by the claims made by Samsung that the new Galaxy products boast better picture quality than the iPhone as well as better video quality and much faster charging. Yesterday saw Apple’s entire home page redesigned to incorporate the gallery with Mashable claiming this is just part of a…
  • Galaxy v iPhone: Apple hits back at Samsung’s digital picture claims

    Chris Price
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:47 am
    Seems like Apple isn’t taking things lying down. It has hit back at claims from Samsung that its latest models, the S6 and S6 Edge, offer superior picture quality to the iPhone 6 by updating the Apple home page with an iPhone gallery. Clearly Apple boss Tim Cook was less than impressed with the claims made by Samsung that the new Galaxy products boast better picture quality than the iPhone as well as better video quality and much faster charging. Meanwhile Apple which studiously avoids the industry trade fairs, such as CES in Las Vegas and MWC in Barcelona, is expected to launch its…
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  • Is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to come in 64GB as standard in the UK?

    James O'Malley
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:54 am
    Could the S6 Edge come in its 64GB version as standard? That’s what seems to be implied by the Samsung UK website. According to SamMobile, Samsung UK’s website is only listing the S6 Edge as being available in 64GB and 128GB – with no 32GB (let alone 16GB) versions. The website lists the regular S6 being available in 32, 64 or 128GB. The speculation is that this could be to ensure the S6 Edge retails for a significantly higher price – perhaps to make the device seem like an elite thing to own. Or, of course, it could simply be a typo on the website. Samsung is yet to…
  • Pebble Time Steel announced at Mobile World Congress

    James O'Malley
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    Smartwatch maker Pebble has just announced a new version of its Pebble Time watch – only a week or so after announcing Pebble Time itself. The Pebble Time Steel is just like the Pebble Steel was to the original Pebble – a classier version, for people who want to look like a slick business type, whilst still getting Facebook notifications on their wrist. Don’t worry if you’ve already Kickstarted Pebble Time – apparently you’ll still get the opportunity to upgrade, whilst retaining your spot in the virtual queue. Pebble Time adds some exciting new features to…
  • Now you can get Games with Gold Xbox One games on Xbox 360

    James O'Malley
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:39 am
    If you’re a 360 owner who still hasn’t upgraded to an Xbox One, then you might be worried about missing out on all of the free “Games with Gold” games for Xbox One. The good news is that this is that Microsoft has finally done something about it. According to a short clip posted by Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, you can down use your 360 to choose to ‘buy’ Xbox One games. Obviously you’ll still need an Xbox One to play the games, but this will at least add the games to your Xbox account – so when you do finally get a One, you can…
  • Blackberry announces “Leap” and “Slider”

    James O'Malley
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:33 am
    Over at MWC, Blackberry has just announced a new handset. Blackberry Leap is a sleek attempt at doing a fully touchscreen phone again. It has a 5″ display, 2800mAh battery and runs the Blackberry 10 OS. Whether it will make an impact remains to be seen, though could conceivably be attractive to business users who are more worried about security than having the latest apps. Also announce is the below – a good old-fashioned phone with a slide-out keyboard and (apparently) a curved screen. What a Surprise! Ron just pulled out a dual-curved, all-touch display with a Keyboard –…
  • Is there a Samsung Galaxy S6 IRON MAN edition on the way?

    James O'Malley
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:53 am
    The above image has surfaced on social media this morning, purporting to show an Iron Man special edition of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – which would be the same phone, but with a lovely red and gold finish. Of course, we can’t verify that this is real – it could just be a fan photoshop or a hoax – but such a move would make sense as Samsung has a product placement deal in the forthcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. We’ll let you know if Samsung says anything official.
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  • It’s Time: Apple Watch Spring Forward event set for March 9

    Andru Edwards
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:54 am
    Apple has sent out invitations to selected press for a special event that it's calling "Spring Forward" that takes place on Monday, March 8, 2015 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California at 10:00am. While the company hasn't stated any sort of agenda or product focus for the event, it's obvious to anyone paying attention that this will be the place where the company will detail the Apple Watch in full, ahead of the April release of the timepiece. We expect that we will finally get a solid release date, possible pre-order date, and the information that…
  • Bleeding Edge TV 529: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Skull Kid Edition

    Andru Edwards
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:48 pm
    We've got the Limited Edition version of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D in, which includes the Skull Kid bonus figurine! This is a rare and hard-to-find bundle, so I'm happy to be able to bring you an up-close look at this collector's edition package in this episode! Be sure to also check out our New Nintendo 3DS XL Majora's Mask Edition unboxing, as well as our feature on the standard New Nintendo 3DS XL. You can try and pick up the Majora's Mask Skull Kid edition on Amazon. Don't forget to subscribe to Gear Live's YouTube channel--also, we are…
  • OS X 10.10.3 beta 2 build 14D87h released with Photos improvements, diverse emoji

    Andru Edwards
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Apple has released the second developer preview of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, and with it comes a more diverse group of emoji, featuring multiple skin tones. Rather than offering one hue, as has been standard practice for years, Apple will now offer a total of six different skin tones to choose from. You'll also find same sex couples, and families with and without children, all with skin tone modifier options. Other new emoji characters include new country flags being added to the mix. Also found in the latest OS X developer preview is an update to the Mac version of the beta Photos app. If…
  • Giveaway: HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Desktop Mini

    Andru Edwards
    15 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    We're ready to hit you with our next giveaway, this time focusing on the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Desktop Mini PC. This thing is small in stature, but big on performance with plenty of expansion options. This is marketed by HP as a business PC, but that doesn't mean you can't roll with this at home or school. HP has provided us with a unit to give away to one lucky Gear Live fan It takes up barely any room, and is super portable as well. Cool, right? Ready to enter? Simply use the widget below to keep track of your entries! If you're a Gear Live Patreon backer at any level,…
  • Bleeding Edge TV 528: New Nintendo 3DS XL Majora’s Mask Edition

    Andru Edwards
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    We've got the super-rare New Nintendo 3DS XL Majora's Mask edition, and we bring you an up-close look at this beautiful console in this episode! As you can see, the coloring is unique to this console, and it shows artwork of the Majora's Mask, as well as other masks from the game. The Majora's Mask edition sports all the same new benefits of the regular New Nintendo 3DS XL, those being things like: Face-tracking 3D C Stick for enhanced controls Much faster processor for quicker loading ZR and ZL shoulder buttons Redesigned console hardware and button placement Be sure to check…
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  • Microsoft launched Lumia 532 and Lumia 435 Today

    20 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    Microsoft today launched its two most affordable Lumia devices till date, the Microsoft Lumia 532 and Microsoft Lumia 435. With a great 5MP camera, premium layered design, Glance screen, front facing camera, 1GB Ram and more memory, Lumia 532 enables people to achieve their goals and accomplish more with the best of Microsoft’s experiences. The Lumia 435 is the first 400 series Lumia and the most affordable Lumia yet. Lumia 532 and Lumia 435 deliver competitive hardware alongside innovative software that will continue to receive the very latest updates and enhancements, keeping users…
  • How to Maintain Your Printer

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

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

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

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

    Ron Mertens
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:17 am
    Three new wearable devices with OLED displays were unveiled at the MWC tradeshow today. The most interesting one is Huawei's Watch - an Android Wear device that sports a 1.4" 400x400 (286 PPI) circular AMOLED display. It features a heart rate monitor and fitness tracking, six-axis motion sensor and a barometric sensor. Huawei's Watch will ship "in the middle of 2015".Another interesting device is HTC's Grip - a fitness tracker that was developed together with Under Armour. The wearable device sports a curved monochrome (white) PMOLED display, which seems to be Futaba's 1.4" 128x16 film OLED…
  • Samsung announces the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge

    Ron Mertens
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:05 am
    Samsung officially announces their next flagship phone, the Galaxy S6 and its curved-display variant the Galaxy S6 Edge. Following the disappointing sales of the Galaxy S5, it seems that Samsung focused on the phone look and feel - and reportedly the GS6 looks and feels great, especially the S6 Edge with its curved flexible OLED display.The two phones sport the same features - an aluminum body covered with Gorilla Glass 4 on both sides, an octa-core CPU (quad-2.1 Ghz and quad-1.5 Ghz), 3GB of RAM, 16 MP camera, LTE Cat6, Android 5.0 and wireless charging support. Both display have the same…
  • Visionox set to start mass producing AMOLED panels in Q2 2015

    Ron Mertens
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:01 pm
    In August 2013 Visionox started constructing their Gen-5.5 AMOLED production line, and according to the company, they are set to start mass producing AMOLED panels in Q2 2015 (i.e. by June 2015). This line will produce 4,000 substrates each month at first and once yields stabilize it will reach its full capacity of 15,000 monthly substrates.When this happens, Visionox will become the world's second largest AMOLED producer after SDC (which currently produces 140,000 monthly Gen-5.5 substrates). China's EverDisplay also has a monthly capacity of 15,000 substrates, but its production line is…
  • IHS: OLED to take up over 75% of the flexible display market

    Ron Mertens
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:38 pm
    IHS says that OLED displays will make up 75% of all flexible display shipments in 2015. And this will pretty much continue until 2023 at least, as foldable tablets and large flexible OLED display will make OLED the leading flexible display technology in the foreseeable future.The second most popular flexible display technology will be e-paper, but these kinds of displays will mostly be used for wearable applications. The major advantage of e-paper is the extremely low power consumption. Read more about IHS: OLED to take up over 75% of the flexible display market
  • A new logo for OLED-Info

    Ron Mertens
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:36 am
    We're launched a new branding drive here at OLED-Info, and the first step is a new logo. It's not very different from our old logo - which has been around for exactly ten years now - it's more of a face lift. We hope you like it.In the near future, you will notice several changes here, this is just the first step. Stay tuned!Read more about A new logo for OLED-Info
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  • Elektron Music Machines' latest flagship synth uses Everspin's 16-Mbit MRAM memory

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:53 am
    Everspin announced that Elektron Music Machines flagship synthesizer uses the company's 16-Megabit MRAM memory. The stage Analog Keys synth features 37 semi-weighted keys, four analog voices, over 4000 sound slots, a powerful sequencer, and a digital control system.Everspin says that the fast MRAM memory with its extreme data reliability is ideal for professional audio applications - as it enables fast applications and unlimited endurance. Everspin’s 16-Megabit MR4A16BMA35 MRAM is in full production today in a standard 48-ball BGA package and is designed to be used in a system like any…
  • Everspin announces an MRAM-based Arduino-shield evaluation module

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:42 am
    Everspin announced a new MRAM-based Arduino shield evaluation board, designed for compatibility with any Arduino-derived host platform featuring a UNO expansion interface. The MR10Q010-EVAL uses Everspin's MR10Q010 1Mb Quad-SPI MRAM, with the STMicroelectronics ARM-based NUCLEO-F411RE.This is the first MRAM-based Arduino shield, and it offers developers fast, non-volatile memory with virtually unlimited endurance and high data retention. Developers can order samples from Everspin's site. Source: Everspin
  • Northwest Logic MRAM controller cores are compatible with Everspin's ST-MRAM

    8 Feb 2015 | 3:43 am
    Northwest Logic announced that its controller core has been validated with Everspin's EMD3D064M STT-MRAM chips. This interoperability is hardware proven on a Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA platform and is now available for designs needing low-latency, high memory throughput using MRAM technology.Everspin says that their ST-MRAM chips coupled with Northwest Logic's controller Core provides storage and memory system designers a new level of capability to have critical cache and in-flight data inherently protected.
  • Yole sees STT-MRAM as the most suitable technology to start replacing DRAM in 2018

    8 Feb 2015 | 3:35 am
    Yole Developpement released a new emerging-memory market report in which they try to asses the future of the memory market. Yose says that Phase-change memory (PCM) is pretty much dead, and the two main emerging memory technologies are MRAM and Resistive random Access Memory (ReRAM or RRAM).While RRAM is very promising in the near future, with support from Micron (they plan to release RRAM chips in 2015) and Panasonic while other players are expected to react quickly. RRAM and STT-MRAM will compete in 2015-2016 in some standalone markets (such as embedded MCU, wearables and smart cards and…
  • Everspin raised $29 million from Global Foundries, Western Digital and others

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:19 am
    Everspin Technologies announced that it closed a $29 million funding round, led by Global Foundries and Western Digital Capital. Existing investors (New Venture Partners, Lux Capital, Sigma Partners, Epic Ventures, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson) also joined in the round.In October 2014 Everspin entered into a partnership with GlobalFoundries to build fully processed 300mm wafers with Everspin's ST-MRAM technology. In October it was announced that GF acquired a stake in Everspin (this is probably before this recent investment) and also acquired ST-MRAM processing equipment (40-nm).Everspin…
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  • My song

    Anupam Varghese
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Past slow streams, and paddy plains,A gentle breeze, the drizzling rain, A blue-bird tries catch-up in vain,To a soulful beat, my rocking trainBack ten years, my numb mind panes, A time that sure no more remains,Had no money and had no pains,Nor plans beyond the morrow made,When music was the sole refrain, And dreams my waiting soul had gained,To love, I was not yet ordained,Just longings that were best contained,In the sleepy city, along the drain,My good 'ol car, on a narrow lane,Driving with the rolled down panes,Humming a tune the radio made,Next to me, the guitar he played,My fingers…
  • Don't let the festival of noise kill the festival of light

    Anupam Varghese
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    Diwali or Deepawali, the festival of light symbolizes the victory of light over darkness.Thus goes a beautiful prayer [source]:Thamasoma jyothirgamaya, From darkness, lead to light,Asathoma sadgamaya, From untruth, lead to truth,Mrityoma amritamgamaya, From death, lead to life,Om shanti, shanti, shantihi, Let there be peace, peace, peaceDiwali today has unfortunately turned unto an occasion that leads to more distress than peace. People with heart ailments, asthmatics, infants and animals will have a tough time today. There will be death and injury due to improper and…
  • The Demo Demon

    Anupam Varghese
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    They say that a demon lurks within every demonstration and its a good friend of Murphy's. Ha! I say...
  • Love Google's Doodle on Indian Election Results Day

    Anupam Varghese
    15 May 2014 | 10:36 pm
  • Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the most corrupt of them all?

    Anupam Varghese
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    "Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the most corrupt of them all?"There is this story from the Bible [John 8: 1-11], of a 'condemned' woman, about to be stoned as the 'rules' then required, being brought infront of Jesus. His simple response was to ask anyone from the crowd who had never sinned, to throw the first stone. Each one of the accusers slithered away.I tried to imagine. If this incident had happened in the world we are living in today, not only would she have been stoned by the very people who had 'caught' her, each one of them; her captors would most likely also have been her past…
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

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

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

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

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

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

  • MakeSpace Expands On-Demand Self-Storage to Chicago, D.C.

    Ronald Barba
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    MakeSpace, the New York, NY-based startup offering a self-storage solution, just announced its expansion of its on-demand, local self-storage services to Chicago, IL and Washington, D.C. While the company offers its storage services to people throughout the contiguous United States, prior to today, its local delivery service was only available in NYC. With this announcement, local residents and businesses seeking storage solutions across both Chicago and D.C., can utilize MakeSpace’s efficient and simpler approach self-storage. “We’re thrilled to bring our beloved New York City…
  • Hacking Your Online Dating Profile: Use These Keywords

    Kira M. Newman
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Today, 15 years after eHarmony was founded, online dating sites are trying to innovate new models that don’t involve scanning through hundreds of profiles and laughing at unfortunate typos, too-flattering photos, and the same cliche interests. Sites like How About We, for example, focus on getting pairs of singles out on dates and doing activities together as soon as possible. The logic is that this is the only way to determine chemistry, and spending time sending messages and building up expectations is often a waste. Tinder, for the mobile generation, pares everything down to the basics:…
  • Booker Raises $35M in Funding to Expand Services to Commerce Market

    Camila Souza
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    New York-based service commerce startup, Booker, announced it raised $35 million in a Series C round led by Medina Capital. The company helps businesses sell their services online, via mobile device or in person, creating a seamless online booking experience for their customers. Other investors include Jump Capital, Signal Peak, strategic investor First Data, and previous investors Bain Capital Ventures, Revolution Ventures, and Grotech Ventures. Booker will used the funding to expand into service commerce market. “Today, most local service businesses still operate primarily only in…
  • AT&T Drive Connected Car Announcement Provides Major Boost to D.C.’s

    Ronald Barba
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    The Washington, D.C.-based roadside assistance service startup,, got a major boost yesterday when it was announced at the Mobile World Congress that AT&T would be implementing the company’s app into the AT&T Drive connected car services platform. As automakers, tech companies, and consumers move towards a “connected car” market, the announcement not only marks a huge accomplishment for the company, but a huge boost to the validation of its innovative product, as well as to the overall reputation of the DC tech ecosystem. offers consumers with…
  • CannaBuild Offers Broad-Spectrum Access to Cannabis Data

    Will Schmidt
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    “I come from an enterprise background. I lived in a corporate world for about six years, and to go from that world with all of your professionalism into the cannabis world is tough,” says Zach Marburger, CEO and founder of CannaBuild. But tough isn’t impossible, and Marburger is a dedicated entrepreneur who knows what he’s doing; he’s already had a few successful ventures under his belt. In fact, he had just sold one of his previous companies when he got the idea to start CannaBuild. He moved out to Colorado and thought that the dispensaries were interesting. Namely, though, he saw…
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • Best Buy profit beats, but revenue misses

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    Strong sales of big screen televisions and mobile phones during the holiday shopping season helped Best Buy post a better-than-expected profit in the fourth quarter, though revenue missed estimates. Leah Duncan reports.
  • Forensic holodeck creates 3D crime scenes

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:33 am
    A holodeck is no longer the preserve of TV sci-fi classic Star Trek, thanks to researchers from the Institute of Forensic Medicine Zurich, who have created what they say is the first system in the world to visualise the 3D data of forensic scans. Jim Drury saw it in operation.
  • Mobile World looks to 5G

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:16 am
    The wireless industry's annual conference gets underway in Barcelona with 85,000 executives taking part and numerous new smartphones and watches being launched. As Ivor Bennett reports from the show the race for 5G is one of the key themes.
  • HP to buy Aruba Networks in $3B deal

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    Hewlett-Packard is boosting its mobile computing business... buying California-based Aruba Networks- a wi-fi network gear maker for $24.67 per share. Leah Duncan reports.
  • Electric hydrofoiling watercraft delivers eco-friendly thrills

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:47 am
    The Quadrofoil is a high-tech electric personal watercraft that its makers call a 'sports car for the water'. When it hits 10 km/h, the Slovenian-engineered Quadrofoil is lifted above the water onto four wing-like hydrofoils where it 'flies' above the surface with minimal water resistance. Matthew Stock reports.
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    Softpedia News > Technology & Gadgets

  • Intel Outs BIOS 0018 for NUC5i5MYHE and NUC5i5MYBE NUCs - Update Now

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:25 am
    Intel has just announced the availability of a new BIOS developed for its NUC5i5MYHE and NUC5i5MYBE NUC kits and boards, respectively, namely version 0018, which fixes the null User Password issue, as well as other problems. Specifically speaking, this new release also changes the default IGD Minimum Memory to 64MB, modifies the default year to 2015, and fixes the improper NFC behavior where GPIO Lockdown was disabled and greyed out when this feature was enabled in BIOS set... (read more)
  • Intel Ethernet Connections CD 20.0 Is Up for Grabs - Download Now

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:02 am
    Intel has just rolled out its 20.0 Ethernet Connections CD version, which modifies the PROSet prefix for Windows Device Manager ANS teams from “TEAM : ” to “TEAM: ” and asks users to update their scripts correspondingly. When it comes to the downloadable archive, this file includes all Ethernet network drivers and software compatible with Microsoft’s Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Server 2008, and Server 2012 operating systems, as well as with the currently supported Linux and FreeBSD ... (read more)
  • Gigabyte Rolls Out Drivers for Its GA-Z97X-SLI (rev. 1.2) Board - Download Now

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:42 am
    Today, Gigabyte has just made available all drivers required by the 1.2 revision of its GA-Z97X-SLI motherboard, which are compatible with Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 operating systems, both 32- and 64-bit variants. In addition to that, the producer has also outed newer BIOS versions that add support for future NVMe SSD drive, improve M.2 compatibility, or enhance CPU performance, which can be applied regardless of the currently installed OS. To be clear about the downloadable... (read more)
  • Download All Drivers for MSI’s GS70 2QD Stealth Gaming Notebook

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    Today, in order to help customers who own an MSI GS70 2QD Stealth gaming notebook, we have put up a download list including all drivers required by this device so that it could run at its highest performance and provide maximum stability and usability. In terms of compatibility, MSI’s available files are only suitable for the 64-bit variant of Microsoft’s Windows 7 and 8.1 operating systems. Also, a newer BIOS version (10D) can be downloaded, which adds GD25B64B FLASH ROM V... (read more)
  • Xiaomi Intros Tiny GoPro-Style Action Cam for Just $64, No 4K Onboard

    Softpedia News (Alexandra Arici)
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:24 am
    Remember that last week we told you Xiaomi teased a bunch of mysterious images showcasing match boxes. We hypothesized that the Chinese smartphone maker was finally gearing up to unveil the previously rumored action camera which we had told you about several months ago. Well, it seems we were right to believe so, as today Xiaomi has taken the wraps off a tiny and portable GoPro comp... (read more)
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    Techvibes Global News

  • Apple Makes Compelling Case for Why iPhone 6 Has the Best Smartphone Camera Ever

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Apple's homepage is now homage to the power of its iPhone 6 camera, showcasing a gallery of stunning photos taken around the world on the company's smartphones. "People take incredible photos and videos on iPhone 6 every day," writes Apple. "See what’s possible with the world’s most popular camera." It's the launchpad for a broader campaign invoving 77 photographers and 24 countries. The photos, some professional and others not, are now being featured on billboards in Los Angeles, the back cover of The New Yorker magazine, subway stations in Malaysia, and more. Sources say Apple…
  • GoToMeeting Five: A List of Canadian Startups Making Waves Right Now

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
        With a new year comes a fresh start and Techvibes is excited to announce that the Techvibes 20 powered by GoToMeeting is being upgraded to the GoToMeeting Five. The GoToMeeting Five will profile five of the hottest and most promising tech startups across Canada each month. The list is curated by Techvibes editorial staff and reflects who's making waves in our nation's tech ecosystem right now. Communicate better. Build trust. Get more done. GoToMeeting is the extremely simple, extraordinarily powerful web conferencing service from Citrix. It integrates HD video conferencing,…
  • Dash Hudson Raises $1 Million Round

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Dash Hudson, a mobile commerce company, today announced the initial close of its seed round. The $1 million round included participation from institutional and individual angel investors, including Innovacorp and GoInstant cofounders Jevon MacDonald and Gavin Uhma. The company says it is also in negotiations on an additional close. Dash Hudson enables creative talent to build shoppable lifestyle images that can be shared directly to their audiences on Instagram. Items can then be shopped. “Our content has reached an audience of over three million since we launched the platform in…
  • Dx3 Wants to Bring Digital Marketing, Advertising, and Retail Sectors Together

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Digital marketing, advertising and retail conference Dx3 might only be a few years old but it’s easily the biggest name in its space. According to Anthony Lipkin, a vice-president and partner of Dx3, that’s by design. “When we launched the businesses four years ago, we took a look at the landscape,” Lipkin says and found that most events where focused on a specific niche or vertical. “There was no real commercial marketplace or focal point for the entire industry to network and do business.” That’s what he says Dx3 is trying to build. “We look…
  • Go Local with the 'Uber' App of Everything

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Who'S On Now Connects you to neighbourhood service providers with a tap of your smart phone. TORONTO, March 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Where do you turn when your pipes explode in the middle of the night, your toilet suddenly overflows, or your babysitter cancels at the last minute? Rather than sift through hundreds of businesses that populate through traditional online search, Who's On Now is the first mobile app that gives you instant access to the service providers you need, based on proximity, user ratings, and immediate availability. Who's on Now is the first instant connect mobile search engine,…
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  • 27 Feb 2015 | 4:37 am
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:37 am
    ACG Denver: Josh Scott, Founder and COO, Craftsy 3/3/15 1682_ 2/23/15 - Josh Scott is the Founder & COO of Craftsy, the premier destination for creative enthusiasts to pursue their passion. At Craftsy, Josh has led the Product, Marketing, Business Development and Customer Support teams through a period of rapid growth to over 200 employees and a $60MM revenue run-rate in just 4 years. LEARN MORE / REGISTER NOW
  • The potential is endless...
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Colorado is Technology - Where we're heading - Amazing 1680_ 2/23/15 - Larry's talking with Erik Mitisek, CEO of the Colorado Technology Association. Erik shares details about the big CTA event coming up March 19, 2015, the 9th annual C-Level @ A Mile High. This event connects decision makers (C-Level executives, known as 'Celebrities' for this event) with tech solution providers making this event the largest technology marketplace and networking event in Colorado. The event is also CTA's most important fundraiser of the year. Our Celebrities have a project they need…
  • 24 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    SFC Crash Course: Navigating the Hiring Process 2/26/15 1681_ 2/23/15 - Hiring is one of the most important things you'll ever do. And yet most people get it wrong. While resume reading and writing and phone screening are useful skills to master, this Crash Course will focus on examining hiring as a goal-driven process. REGISTER/Learn More
  • 24 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    Distilling complex business problems down to simple, elegant solutions 1679_ 2/23/15 - Larry interviewed the VP of Product Development, Nick Coppolo who oversees SpireMedia’s delivery team of product owners, project managers, engi neers, and designers. Additionally, Nick manages Spire’s suite of service products, engages with clients as a consultant, and personally leads a handful of projects per year. Under his direction, Spire’s product teams work with entrepreneurs and product owners to design, build, and ship products by employing Lean principles focused efficiency, iteration and…
  • Focused on developing client-centered lodging solutions
    21 Feb 2015 | 4:22 am
    Developing client-centered lodging solutions in various markets 1670_ 2/9/15 - At the ACG Denver luncheon, Larry interviewed the keynote speaker, Tom Atchison who is a long-time hospitality professional with extensive sales and operations experience in apartment management, furnished apartments and the corporate housing industries. As current CEO of National Corporate Housing, he is focused on developing client-centered lodging solutions in various market segments including leisure travel, project related, training, government and relocation. In addition to developing tailored solutions for…
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  • Discovery Introduces Seeker Network To Cater To Adventurous Spirits

    Bree Brouwer
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Discovery Digital Networks has expanded its content offerings through a new network. The digital branch of Discovery Communications launched the Seeker network to tell stories aimed at the adventurous at heart. As a new vertical within Discovery Digital, Seeker joins other networks under the same banner, such as TestTube, SourceFed, and Revision3. Sponsored by Michelob Ultra, the new Discovery network is described in a release as focusing on “adventurers, explorers, and storytellers on journeys – both physical and emotional – that celebrate the world around us.” Seeker arrives with…
  • New Form Digital Joins With Lisa Kudrow’s Studios For Digital Projects

    Bree Brouwer
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Through a new deal, New Form Digital will soon be expanding its production opportunities. The digital studio from Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Discovery Communications has entered into an exclusive partnership with Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky‘s production company, Is or Isn’t Entertainment. Under the pact, New Form will become the sole digital production partner of Is or Isn’t Entertainment. The two companies are already working together on two projects set for spring 2015 production. One of those projects, titled Shitty Boyfriends, is a series from writer Jessica Cabot about…
  • Geico’s Pre-Roll YouTube Ads Make The Most Of Five Seconds

    Bree Brouwer
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Geico realizes YouTube viewers are more inclined to skip a pre-roll ad than stick around to watch the whole clip. To solve that problem, the insurance company famous for its commercials decided to capitalize on the first five seconds of its ads in a new pre-roll campaign dubbed “Unskippable Videos.” The “Unskippable Videos” campaign features four different ads of about 15 seconds in length. In the first five seconds, the characters speak one or two lines about savings; then, the video seemingly freezes. A voice-over claims, “You can’t skip this Geico ad, because it’s already…
  • Freeplay Music Launches Counterclaims Against Machinima, Collective DS

    Sam Gutelle
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Last month, multi-channel networks Machinima and Collective Digital Studio both launched lawsuits against Freeplay Music, a company that offers licensed background music for content creators. Now, Freeplay is fighting back. After launching claims against four MCNs on February 17th, Freeplay has added to its legal action will counterclaims against both Machinima and Collective DS, which, according to a statement, “have exploited hundreds of copyrights owned and/or controlled by Freeplay Music, LLC.” Machinima and Collective DS’ original claims stated that Freeplay operated as…
  • Yahoo’s ‘Community’ Trailer Is As Genre-Savvy As You’d Expect

    Sam Gutelle
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    On May 17th, the sixth season of Community will debut exclusively on Yahoo Screen. In the lead-up to that event, Yahoo has provided the show’s fans with a number of announcements and promotional efforts. Now, for the first time, Yahoo has offered a video preview of the new episodes with an official trailer for season six. Community built its audience with its self-aware parodies of specific film and TV genres. The new trailer provides the same sort of entertainment by making fun of bombastic blockbuster trailers that use the Inception foghorn noise far too much. From the looks of it,…
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  • Unleash the Writer Within You Write Away

    Rachel Blom
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Some things in life require talent. Singing for instance, though watching some auditions not everybody agrees with me on that one. Competitive sports for sure, or playing an instrument well. But there are also things that can be taught. Like writing. Improving your writing skills is not dependent on talent. It helps of course if you have an innate sense of language, but it’s not a requirement for writing success. To unleash the writer within you, all you need is motivation, discipline, and some practical help. The Power of Writing Writing can be a powerful tool in your life. Words can…
  • Top 5 Web Trends of 2015 [Infographic]

    Jeremy Smith
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Church websites are coming a long way and with the help of a great guide by Jonathan Malm on Rethinking Your Church Website Strategy, your ministry has a great chance of creating something amazing for your digital audience. But 2015 has some challenges that have to be overcome to keep up with the competition and stay relevant online. Here are some of what I believe are the most important stats online: Americans spend 2.5 hours/day on mobile devices and 57% of people will not recommend someone if the website looks bad on a mobile device. Take note churches. 90% of the information for anything…
  • How I Work: Chess Hoyle

    Chess Hoyle
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    I’m a visual learner.  While I can stumble my way through learning something new on my own, I learn best by watching others work and figuring out why they do things the way they do.  In that spirit, we at ChurchMag thought it would be a good idea to let you peer into the work habits of some of our writers with the hope that you’ll pick up some new ways to get things done. My Philosophy I’m a Production Designer for the student ministry at my church.  Things are always busy, and as one of my rather brilliant coworkers likes to say, “I find that Sundays come around…
  • Terrible at Design? Canva is for You

    Chris Wilson
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    I’m not the best person at design in the world. Sure I can take an okay photo and I know a thing or two about okay fonts, colors and where to place text on a screen, but that’s where my skills really end. Anything beyond simple editing is a huge issue for me and I’m sure that the majority of people reading this are the same. If you’re a professional designer you may well still find this interesting (and I’d love your more informed feedback) but this isn’t aimed at you. This is for the average person who knows a couple of things which look good but can’t make them. Maybe the…
  • The State of Content Marketing in 2015 [Infographic]

    Jeremy Smith
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Content marketing is the intentional decision to create content that reaches readers in order to drive them back to your platform so you can engage them. That means for businesses, you write amazing articles to get people to then buy stuff from you. As churches, this is also available to you, but for the Gospel. Content marketing can come from blogs, social media, newsletters, podcasts, and more, but it focuses on making yourself the expert and creating an established audience. Here are the top three points from the infographic below: The biggest trends expects for marketing in 2015 is…
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • The taming of magnetic vortices

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Technische Universitaet Muenchen) Magnetic vortex structures, so-called skyrmions, could in future store and process information very efficiently. They could also be the basis for high-frequency components. For the first time, a team of physicists succeeded in characterizing the electromagnetic properties of insulating, semiconducting and conducting skyrmion-materials and developed a unified theoretical description of their behavior. This lays the foundation for future electronic components with purpose-designed properties.
  • NREL refines method to convert lignin to nylon precursor

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) A new study from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory demonstrates the conversion of lignin-derived compounds to adipic acid, an important industrial dicarboxylic acid produced for its use as a precursor to nylon, plasticizers, lubricants, polyesters, and other popular products and chemicals.
  • Spouses of alcoholics can benefit from online help, study finds

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University at Buffalo) Women married to men with alcohol abuse problems can face a slew of problems themselves, with finding support for their situation near the top of the list. Researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions found that women with alcoholic partners who face barriers to seeking help may benefit from an Internet-based, interactive support program.
  • Research Data Alliance/US partners with SDSC

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Research Data Alliance (RDA)) Industry leaders and data professionals from throughout the world will convene March 8-11 in San Diego for the Research Data Alliance's Fifth Plenary Meeting to discuss ways to foster an open environment of data sharing and exchange.
  • Understanding electric car 'range anxiety' could be key to wider acceptance

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society) Drivers have been slow to adopt electric vehicles due to 'range anxiety,' the fear of becoming stranded with an empty battery. This phenomenon was recently addressed in a study that aims to explain range anxiety and determine whether hands-on experience can reduce drivers' stress.
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    Christopher Kusek, Technology Evangelist

  • The EMC VSPEX BLUE is available for Purchase! Also our @Xiologix EMC Storefront for VSPEX BLUE is now LIVE!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:39 am
    Whoa whoa whoa, wait a minute, wait just one minute. What what?!   Yea, that’s right! You can finally start buying EMC’s VSPEX BLUE! Awesome right?!  Also if you remember from my last blog post on this subject,  EMC announces Sapphire on Rails! Err… I mean VSPEX BLUE a VMware EVO:RAILS Solution! I stated that this is only available “Through Channel Partners” So an extra ounce of awesome to that is… OMG WE’RE ONE OF THE CHANNEL PARTNERS! <3 <3 <3 EMC has officially announced a channel distribution model for the EMC VSPEX BLUE but in addition to that,…
  • I’ll be attending Storage Field Day 7 – Now with Clear Containers! #SFD7

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Alright, so maybe I won’t be attending The Container Store’s “Storage World” though wouldn’t that be so exciting? No, but I will be attending Gestalt IT’s Tech Field Day series; Storage Field Day 7! (Wow that’s a mouthful! :)) For those of you wondering what Storage Field Day is about, check out my last blog post on the subject which was for Virtualization Field Day;  Why yes I’ll be a Delegate at Virtualization Field Day 4! #VFD4 and I’ll also elaborate out a bit! At this wondrous event there will be an interesting sampling of Storage Companies who will be there to…
  • VMware comes out in full support of NSX and Networking, “A vote for VCP-NX is a vote for Certification!”

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    Some of you may have read my original post back in November, The VCP-NV is your ticket to escaping the VCP “Class requirement” for VCP-DCV! which had basically stated that until February 28, 2015 you’d be able to get your Cisco CCNA/CCNP and then take the VMware VCP Network Virtualization with no course requirement, and that made you eligible for taking ANY other VCP (Such as Data Center Virtualization (DCV) or Cloud) without having to pay for the Course requirement applicable to those other certifications. Then within the last week, an Asterisk appeared OUT OF NOWHERE, LIKE WTF?! Which…
  • EMC announces Sapphire on Rails! Err… I mean VSPEX BLUE a VMware EVO:RAILS Solution!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:07 am
    For those of you who haven’t gotten the news… OMG EMC IS NOW A HARDWARE MANUFACTURER. Whoa, wait a minute, didn’t they produce storage? Sure, sure they did and sure they do!  However by officially entering the realms of the VMware EVO:RAILS Family with other legitimate server vendors like Dell, and such (not to be confused with the VERY confusing NetApp EVO:RAILS Solution ;))   Well, let’s just say this could be a game changer! Especially as we peel back the layers a bit!   So that said… Let’s get started! :) So, what exactly is VSPEX BLUE you might be…
  • VMware feels the ‘pinch’ and “invalidates” the VCP-NV as a “valid VCP Certification” #AsteriskGate

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
      Wait, what what what?! Are you just trolling? What the hell is this post supposed to mean?! Interesting point, I’ve gotten some (justifiably) upset emails from some people who had read one of my previous posts; The VCP-NV is your ticket to escaping the VCP “Class requirement” for VCP-DCV! For those who haven’t read it, the gist is (or well, was) If you have a valid VCP credential you’re eligible to take ANY OTHER VCP Certification without being required to have the expensive (time and cost) classroom requirement.   That’s pretty awesome, especially for people who…
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    by Ron Miller

  • Box’s Latest Vertical Package Focuses On Financial Services

    Ron Miller
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:36 am
    Box has taken a vertical approach to the market since announcing Box for Industries last Fall at the BoxWorks conference. This morning it introduced its latest, financial services, but it could face challenge selling Wall Street on the cloud. Photo Credit: THENAILS/FLICKR UNDER A CC BY 2.0 LICENSE
  • New Firm Combines Wearables And Data To Improve Business Results

    Ron Miller
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:48 am
    A new firm, born in the MIT Media Lab is using a smart employee badge to measure behavioral data, then apply it against key business metrics to help companies understand the relationship between behavior and results. It's pretty interesting stuff. Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto
  • Public Cloud Is Where Disruption Happens

    Ron Miller
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:24 pm
    One analyst suggested in a Tweet Storm today that the only cloud that mattered is public cloud and the rest is basically a garbage bin set of terms to please the markets. I can't totally disagree, but I also know a hybrid mix of public and private computing is going to exist for a long time to come. Photo Credit: Damien Pollet on Flickr. Used under CC by SA 2.0 license.
  • IBM Goes Deep With Comprehensive Cloud Initiative

    Ron Miller
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:20 pm
    IBM is trying desperately to stay relevant, and today it announced a new series of products and partnerships to help companies struggling to manage life in the hybrid cloud. It's not a bad niche for them to attack.  Photo Credit: ERIK DROST/FLICKR UNDER A CC BY 2.0 LICENSE
  • Main Street Hub Lands $20M To Bring Social Media Marketing To Small Business | TechCrunch

    Ron Miller
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:19 am
    Main Street Hub got $20M in funding recently to continue building its social media marketing business for mom and pop shops. Photo Credit: F. D. RICHARDS/FLICKR UNDER A CC BY-SA 2.0 LICENSE
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  • A few bumps but we’re all right.

    Brad Grier
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:07 am
    Well the GameAThon got off to a bit of a bumpy start, with Twitch TV temporarily banning me for not showing gaming content. So now I’m streaming on YouTube… had a bit of scrambling around to hook it up but it’s done. Gaming-wise, we loosely stuck to the schedule with Pathfinder Adventure Card Game leading off, followed by some competitive Halo. Looks like we blew over the time allotted for Dwarf Fortress, but I’ll pick up the schedule in a few minutes with some Pandemic on the iPad. I may stick the whole hour or, if I lose too quickly, will find something else to play. Either way,…
  • In less than 24 hours I’ll be gaming for 24 hours to support CaliCan Rescue — Cheer me on!

    Brad Grier
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:18 pm
    Tomorrow night, Friday night, I’ll be starting a 24hr marathon gaming session to support my friends at CaliCan Rescue. I’m one of the folk who’ve accepted the Play4Paws2 challenge, so yeah, I’ll be gaming, catching up on my gaming deficit over the last few months It’s been years Yeah, years since I stayed up ’round the clock. More, actually since I have to work tomorrow morning, so I’ll likely be up over 36 hours. So I’m not sure what to expect, except that as my sleep-deprived brain tries to play games, you can bet that I’ll suck more as the evening wears on. Ah well.
  • A Classic Dungeon Crawling Silent Auction — for charity!

    Brad Grier
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Thanks to the kind friends at Beamdog I’m able to up the ante for incentives to my sponsors of my 24hr game-a-thon participation in Play4Paws2 — supporting CaliCan Rescue Foundation. Butt Kicking, for Goodness! Baldur’s Gate. Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Icewind Dale. These games hold a special place in my heart. I was at the Edmonton Baldur’s Gate launch party when I was covering it for local TV news. Then later, when I worked for BioWare, I contributed to the marketing and communications efforts of these games and the Infinity Engine that they’re built on. At the time,…
  • Can I buy your support? It’s for a great cause.

    Brad Grier
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Update: Beamdog just dog-piled on with 6 classic Dungeons & Dragons games! I’ve added my Gaming Schedule. If you read this post (I’m Crazy and I’m gaming for 24 hours for an amazing cause! Sponsor Me!) then you know that I’m doing a bit of fundraising for my favourite dog rescue — CaliCan Rescue. But I’ve noticed that I’ve still not received any sponsorships, even though I’ve gone to the extraordinary effort of posting once about it on Facebook, and writing the aforementioned blog post. Hmm, I think I need something more to get my friends involved. So, unlike Rene (one of…
  • SpaceX’s Falcon 9 lands ‘nicely vertical’ within 10 meters of target … in the ocean

    Brad Grier
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:40 pm
    And that’s how it’s done. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 came back to Earth after a successful launch today, landing in the ocean within 10 meters of its actual target. And though it didn’t make the platform as originally intended, the company thinks that absent rough weather, the rocket have worked as planned. “Rocket soft-landed in the ocean within 10m of target & nicely vertical,” tweeted SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. “High probability of good droneship landing in non-stormy weather.” … via Venture Beat SpaceX’s Falcon 9 lands ‘nicely vertical’ within 10 meters of target … in the…
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  • GIFs That Deserve an Oscar More Than Leonardo DiCaprio

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:28 pm
    The Oscars may be over, but Reddit recently posed a very important question: "If there was an Academy Award for best GIF, which one would be your nomination?" Would it be playful kittens, a ridiculous fall, or a cringeworthy moment? While there are many glorious GIFs worthy of watching over and over again, these 12 nominations stand out from the rest. (Dare we say they deserve an Oscar more than poor Leo DiCaprio?) Check out the picks that we, and Reddit, believe are the Internet's best - and prepare to laugh, face-palm, and then laugh some more. Source: Tumblr user…
  • Delete Long-Lost Contacts From Gmail

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    It should be a simple thing: deleting email addresses and info for contacts you no longer want to see autopopulate in your Gmail account. While Google never added a contact listing for that cloaked Craigslist email address messaged once about concert tickets, the info still exists in your contacts, ready for you to accidentally mark as a message recipient. Time to clean the little black book part of your Google account. There are a few ways to access a Google account's contacts. First, when signed into Gmail, click on the drop-down menu labeled Gmail in the upper left corner, under the Google…
  • 6 Things You Should Never Ever Post on Social Media

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Privacy's a rarity these days, and your beloved social media sites are largely to blame for that. But there are things you are doing on those sites that are making the situation even worse. Before you ever hit "post" again, make sure you're not committing one of these offenses. 1. Your home and work addresses "Duh," you think. But we're not just talking about typing your whole address onto your Facebook profile. "Checking in" and geotagging photos can give away your address even when you don't realize are. For instance, you know how you can create your own geotags for Instagram photos? When…
  • BlackBerry Unveils a New Touch Screen Smartphone

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Everyone's talking about BlackBerry's new Leap smartphone - HuffPost Tech A neighborhood energy patrol wants to save you money - Not Impossible Now 5 myths about the brain everyone believes - Cracked Drop everything for this 3D chocolate printer - PureWow 21 times Microsoft Word was obviously trolling you - BuzzFeed Geeky The new tech gadget that eliminates the need for power strips - TechEBlog 10 home decor ideas that are blowing up on Pinterest - POPSUGAR Home
  • Finally, an Answer to This Annoying iPhone Mystery

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    If, like me, you're someone who gets uncomfortable talking on the phone, you're probably superthankful for the iPhone's accept/decline button when you get an incoming call. But you're probably also confused as to why you only see it sometimes. Most of the time, you may have noticed the slide-to-answer feature. Much to the relief of introverts everywhere, the reason behind these changes has finally come to light, courtesy of Business Insider. Instead of a complicated cause, such as discrepancies between iPhone and non-iPhone users' calls, the answer is simple. If your iPhone is unlocked while…
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    Microsoft Europe

  • Joining the Digital Dots

    Cornelia Kutterer
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:39 am
    The Internet ecosystem is a vibrant, busy and ever-evolving environment: a vast expanse that connects an array of digital organisms in a complex, interdependent community. In recent years, European policy initiatives have focused on nurturing this ecosystem, with a raft of new measures to achieve a European digital single market being placed front and centre of the policy discussion. Two of the most debated issues have been the need for greater investment in broadband networks and support for the provision of new ICT applications and services. Getting both of these elements right is crucial…
  • Cloudscape VII: A smart and secure connected digital world

    MS Europe
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:11 am
    Date and Time: Monday, 9 March, 9:00 – 21:00 – Tuesday, 10 March, 8:30 – 16:15 Location: The Microsoft Centre, Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Brussels The connected digital economy is getting increasingly complicated. Cloud computing, big data and the future internet offers lots of new ways for businesses to stay ahead of their game but innovation is moving at a very fast pace. This innovation is at risk from cyber attacks, which are happening on an agile basis. We need to work together to become as agile and as fast as them. A key theme of Cloudscape is charting a common course of action…
  • Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change contest kicks off today

    MS Europe
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    Challenge for Change is back for a third year, tapping into the next generation of big ideas! Those ages 13-25 are encouraged to submit an idea designed to spark change for good in their community or around the world for a chance to win amazing prizes. Everyone starts somewhere. Sparking change can be big or small – volunteering as a tutor or mentor, organizing campus events, or starting an organization to support a favorite cause. Entries for this online contest will be accepted through March 25. Entering is easy. Simply answer a few questions about your idea and how Microsoft technology…
  • Office 365 ProPlus Benefit Prepares Millions of Students Globally for Tomorrow’s Jobs

    Anthony Salcito
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    Students and teachers are often looking beyond the classroom, thinking about what’s next – specifically, how today’s education will translate to tomorrow’s most sought-after jobs. Recent Pew Research found a skills gap in education, concluding that today’s education system is not adequately preparing students for the jobs of the future. In fact, IDC research commissioned by Microsoft found that this skills gap could be closed by focusing on communications, knowledge integration and presentation skills; combined with a solid competence in the productivity tools of Microsoft Office…
  • Mind your language(s)! How technology is enabling multilingualism in Europe

    MS Europe
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:14 am
    Learning a language starts with a word or three, but too often ends right there. How many of us progress beyond ‘bon appétit’ and ‘mamma mia’ to avoid getting ‘über’ lost in translation? Not enough, apparently. According to a European Commission survey, even though most Europeans think it’s useful to speak another language, most don’t consider themselves to be actively learning one. And although we know that having a digitally-connected region depends on cross-lingual communication, the reality is that only about 2 of every 5 people in Europe…
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    The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia

  • Habit List – helping you become the best you, whatever that means

    Donyae Coles
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:20 am
    Goals are easier to attain when you are held accountable for them. If you’re supposed to cook dinner and it’s just just you, no one will know if you just eat potato chips on the couch. If you’re supposed to feed a family, then it’s more likely to get done. Habit List is the app that holds you accountable so you can form new habits. This app lets you tell it when [...] 188 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Heyday – let your phone document your life without you

    Donyae Coles
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    Whether or not we’re missing our lives because we’re spending too much time on our phones is a topic that often comes up these days. Heyday is an app that lets you use your phone to create a photo journal of sorts so you can enjoy your life and document it at the same time. Heyday is an automatic photojournal app. It captures moments from your day and lets you create a story [...] 186 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Revolights Skyline Bicycle Lighting System – actual headlights and taillights for your bike

    Donyae Coles
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:13 am
    Riding a bike at night can be dangerous. Sure reflectors and wearing bright clothing helps but sometimes, drivers simply aren’t paying that much attention to others on the road. With the Revolights Skyline Bicycle Lighting System, your bike is closer to normal headlights than ever before. Revolights doesn’t just light the way so it’s easier for cars to see bikers, they mimic actual headlights and taillights. The front light is white [...] 178 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Head to Head: DELL XPS 13 2015 vs Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro [Review]

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:11 am
    Remember how a couple of years ago everyone said the laptop was dead? Wow, how wrong were they? Turns out tablets really aren’t as good at general computing as people thought, right? We thought it would be fun to compare two of the latest greatest generation of ultra-portable PC notebook computers, and see what you get for your money. Hint: a heck of a lot. // You can check out our video above to get a hands [...] 1,357 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • AstroViewer – impress your friends by tracking the International Space Station location right now

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:47 am
    It’s pretty hard trying to keep tabs on an object that’s traveling at around 17,000 mph, 260 miles above the earth, but this cool Astro Viewer site lets you track the International Space Station perfectly at any time. In fact you can literally watch the ISS position change real time in front of your very eyes. Uber cool. While it’s hard to grasp that kind of speed, the live Google Earth tracker really brings it home [...] 150 words | permalink | 2 comments | digg this
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  • Ellen Meets Humans of New York

    3 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Ellen Meets Humans of New York The blog has touched people around the world. Ellen met the man behind the camera and two incredible people he featured. From: TheEllenShow Views: 557512 14166 ratings Time: 05:04 More in Entertainment
  • Quantum Dot TVs: Explained!

    Marques Brownlee
    8 Jan 2015 | 1:26 am
    Quantum Dot TVs: Explained! Quantum Dot TVs: Making a splash at CES 2015! Video Gear I use: Intro Track: Deadmau5 - Slow Down, Start Over... From: Marques Brownlee Views: 635047 24874 ratings Time: 03:14 More in Science & Technology
  • The Anthropocene and the Near Future: Crash Course Big History #9

    11 Dec 2014 | 8:20 am
    The Anthropocene and the Near Future: Crash Course Big History #9 In which John Green, Hank Green, and Emily Graslie teach you about the Anthropocene, an unofficial geological era that covers the last century or so, in whic... From: CrashCourse Views: 312011 8027 ratings Time: 12:20 More in Education
  • This Will Revolutionize Education

    1 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    This Will Revolutionize Education Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education? These ideas have been... From: Veritasium Views: 827716 30959 ratings Time: 07:23 More in Education
  • Misnomers

    11 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    Misnomers NEW LEANBACK: VISIT Singapore!!! TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagra... From: Vsauce Views: 2563867 89758 ratings Time: 11:26 More in Science & Technology
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    Network World Alpha Doggs

  • SNL roasts Net Neutrality phonies

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:33 am
    Net neutrality, even after last week's big FCC vote in favor of it, continues to be a term many don't quite get. SNL took advantage of that this past weekend to spoof tech pundits, and even works a Vint Cerf character into the mix. (FYI, NSFW).MORE: Most Memorable SNL Tech Skits & BitsTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Net Neutrality May Face an Uphill Battle If History Tells Us Anything

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:34 am
    The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a proposal today that effectively bars Internet companies from prioritizing some Internet traffic over others.As John Oliver famously explained "ending net neutrality would allow big companies to buy their way into the fast lane, leaving everyone else in the slow lane."The FCC's proposal faces plenty of opposition from telecom companies and others, but it's just the latest round in a long fight. Here is a brief history of attempts to enact net neutrality and the often successful push against it.To read this article in full or to…
  • Network World has a Snapchat account: Now what?

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Network World Mainly because Network World editors just don't have enough to do keeping up on the latest news and trends in networking, cloud computing, mobility and security, we feel compelled to pile on ourselves by establishing new social media accounts. After all, we know you want to hear from us wherever you are on the Web.So we have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr and even Google+ accounts. We're more active on some than others. Twitter and Facebook generate good back and forth with readers, some of the others not so much.To read this article in full or to…
  • Apple reportedly exposing iOS to first public open beta

    20 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    wikipedia The Apple community is buzzing today over a report from 9-to-5 Mac that the iPhone and iPad maker will be holding its first public open beta for iOS next month. This would be Apple's latest effort to do away with buggy releases for its mobile operating system. Early adopters of iOS 8 ran into various troubles, as did those early to download the first updates to that OS.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Carnegie Mellon Computer Science School's epic admissions blunder

    19 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    [View the story "Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science's epic admissions blunder" on Storify] To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • Feds Admit Stingrays Can Disrupt Cell Service of Bystanders

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:03 pm
    I'm not saying that this IS the reason you always have bad cell reception....I'm just saying it COULD be the reason. But a court filing recently uncovered by the ACLU suggests another reason for the secrecy: the fact that stingrays can disrupt cellular service for any phone in their vicinity—not just targeted phones—as well as any other mobile devices that use the same cellular network for connectivity as the targeted phone. Comments
  • Firefox Developer Edition 38

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    A 64-bit build of Firefox Developer Edition is now available for Windows. Thanks to cageymaru for the heads up! A 64-bit build is a major step toward giving users rich, desktop-quality app experiences in the browser. Let's also take a look at some of the other features that make this a release worth noting. If you haven't downloaded the Developer Edition browser yet, it's a fine time to give it a try. Comments
  • Ghetto Mod of the Day

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Today's Ghetto Mod of the Day was submitted by yours truly. In case you are interested, that is a mini-DP adapter connected to a DisplayPort active adapter connected to a DVI cable with a HDMI adapter on the end of it. Got ghetto? Feel free to share your ghetto mods with the world.
  • NBC Developing A Streaming Service For Comedy?

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    How many of you guys would pay for something like this? Much like Disney's recent revelation that it now owns a bunch of Star Wars and Marvel stuff might justify standalone streaming services, NBC has reportedly awoken to the notion that it might be able to make some money selling access to its comedy library. Comments
  • A Guide To The Worst Hoaxers And Liars On Facebook

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Ever wonder who is behind all those fake news stories on Facebook? Well, wonder no more, this list of the biggest offenders should help you from getting duped in the future. Ever since Facebook completed its evolution from a Friendster ripoff to an internet-transforming Elder God that can send millions of people to a single website at the twitch of an algorithm, a parasitic sub-genre of "satirical" news sources has latched onto the News Feed and thrived. Some of them lie to readers outright, with believable headlines that are only revealed as fabrications if you click through and read…
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  • The Future of Social Business 2015

    10 Feb 2015 | 5:36 am
    Bjoern Negelmann and the Gartner Hype Curve of Social Business I wrote up 2 notes in our Agile Elephant Blog (over here and here) on the state of Social Business today, but here is a summary: In essence I buy Bjoern Negelmann's analysis at the Enterprise 2.0 Summit in Paris last week that it is in the Slough of Despond phase, and the only way is up (see picture above). This is confirmed in my view by the latest McKInsey report on the subfect, which essentially notes that it is here to stay, and more and more companies expect to expand its usage. I also think the fact that two "New New" memes…
  • Digital Chindits

    31 Jan 2015 | 12:04 am
    The British Army has resurrected the Chindits, one of the special force units used in WW2 to operate behind enemy lines - in their case to operate behind Japanese lines in Burma. It was formed by Brigadier Orde Wingate following a successful usage of Boer commando style tactics in the British/Commonwealth reconquest of Italian East Africa in 1940. The new Chindits are to fight behind the lines in the digital wars - Torygraph: ...the new unit's focus will be on "unconventional" non-lethal, non-military methods such as "shaping behaviours through the use of dynamic narratives", an Army…
  • Disappearing Google Glassholes

    16 Jan 2015 | 3:15 am
    Google to stop making Glass "In present form" Google is to stop producing its wearable technology Google Glass in its present form, but is still committed to the idea of smart glasses, the company has said. The technology, which delivers news, messages and calls directly to a user’s field of view, has been on sale in the UK since June, and in the US since 2013. In a statement posted to its Google+ account, the company said the Glass team would move out of the “Google X” incubator labs and become a separate division. What the "New New" form will be is anybody's guess, but I'd suspect it…
  • Profits from Prophets?

    15 Jan 2015 | 12:09 am
    The next edition of Charlie Hebdo went on sale on Wednesday, and the production run was up from 60,000 to c 5 million - and rather than c 25% of 60,000 copies being remaindered, this time 5 million was probably not enough. (The money will be going to support the families of those killed, though there is a bit of a sour note starting with people trying to sell copies on eBay) If the aim of the shootings was to cow Hebdo and its satire it has been a complete failure so far, and also far any attempt to further inflame France (if anything the UK media seems more cowed than the French). But (and…
  • Protecting our freedom by stifling it

    13 Jan 2015 | 5:42 am
    I heard our Prime Minister was proposing to ban encrypyed messaging services in the UK (from the NYT Bits section - I prefer US papers' take on UK tech politics, they are usually more informed and detached than UK pundits): “Are we going to allow a means of communications which it simply isn’t possible to read?” Mr. Cameron said at an event on Monday, in reference to services like WhatsApp, Snapchat and other encrypted online applications. “My answer to that question is: ‘No, we must not.’ ” Mr. Cameron said his first duty was to protect the country against terrorist attacks…
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  • Micromax Canvas Selfie Launched At A Price Tag Of INR 15,999/-

    Ronak Totla
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    One of the hottest property concerning smartphones in India is Micromax. It has already been reported to oust Samsung in Indian market. With its constant checks on the latest trends in the market, pricing strategy and innovative ideas, it all set to become the major player in the market without any second opinions. Following the craze of selfies, Micromax had launched a selfie centered smartphone, Canvas Selfie in December last year. And now its has revealed its pricing to read INR 15,999. There are claims about the device to be available for the masses very soon. Canvas Selfie is a 4.7-inch…
  • Samsung Unveils Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge At The MWC, 2015

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    Samsung officially unveiled not one but two of their latest flagship phones, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge at the ‘Unpacked event’. Along with announcing phones, Samsung also revealed its new mobile payment service called Samsung Pay. The Korean firm has not continued with its plastic casing for both the smartphones thus ditching the monotonous look. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has a curved screen on both the sides. Both the phones have a screen size of 5.1 inch. The resolution on the phone is 1440 X 2560 pixels giving it a stunning display of 577 ppi which…
  • MediaTek Unveils Its Latest SoCs At MWC

    Ronak Totla
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Every chip manufacturing company is busy trying to develop SoCs which cater better performance parameters than its predecessors and be power efficient. The concept of stacked dies, to increase the memory density and increase the communication speed, is already the talk of town. Lately we saw Qualcomm announcing its latest SoCs using ARM Cortex-A72. And now MediaTek has announced its new SoC, the MT8173 at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC). This chip too are based on ARM’s latest Cortex-A72. The MT8173 is designed to be equipped with the tablets. Major areas of improvements meant with…
  • Samsung Introduces Industry’s First 128GB Ultra Fast Embedded Memory Unit

    Ronak Totla
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:59 am
    Wouldn’t it be good to have an embedded memory unit in your smartphone which offered  big storage space? Wouldn’t you like your smartphones to be faster and yet power efficient? Samsung might just have a solution for that. Samsung announced a 128GB ‘ultra fast’ embedded flash memory unit for smartphones. It has also revealed its plans to mass produce these units. These chips are based on Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 standard. This development will definitely serve justice to the latest processors which are capable of pacing the IO speeds to impressive levels. Samsung…
  • Moto E (2nd gen) 3G Variant To Be Launched In India For Rs. 6,999

    Criselle Lobo
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Motorola unveiled the second generation of their cheapest smartphone, the Moto E, in the USA. The phone will be launched in India soon and will come in a 3G and 4G variant. Motorola has exclusively partnered with Indian e-commerce giant to sell all their devices since a while now and they continue to do so with this phone too. Today an official tweet from Flipkart stated that the phone will soon be available in India for Rs. 6,999. This is the price for the 3G model and the 4G model is expected to come out later. The cost of the 4G variant will be expected to be below Rs. 9,000. Last year…
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  • Judge John Facciola On Today's Law Enforcement: I'd Go Weeks Without Seeing A Warrant For Anything 'Tactile'

    Tim Cushing
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    We lost one of the "good guys" when Magistrate Judge John Facciola retired late last year. Facciola was a leading figure in the small -- but important -- "Magistrates' Revolt" that emerged in the wake of the Snowden leaks. Multiple times the government approached Facciola for a signature on overly-broad warrants seeking the entire contents of a phone or an email account, only to find the judge unwilling to help it pack for its fishing trip. More than once, the government was forced to rewrite its requests, and on one memorable occasion, it went "judge shopping" in hopes of obtaining the…
  • President Obama Complains To China About Demanding Backdoors To Encryption... As His Administration Demands The Same Thing

    Mike Masnick
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Back in January, we pointed out that just after US and EU law enforcement officials started freaking out about mobile encryption and demanding backdoors, that China was also saying that it wanted to require backdoors for itself in encrypted products. Now, President Obama claims he's upset about this, saying that he's spoken directly with China's President Xi Jinping about it: In an interview with Reuters, Obama said he was concerned about Beijing's plans for a far-reaching counterterrorism law that would require technology firms to hand over encryption keys, the passcodes that help protect…
  • Techdirt Podcast Episode 14: Do You Need A Proprietary Platform To Be A Serious Media Company Today?

    Leigh Beadon
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Techdirt has long operated on a homegrown content management system, but while we've been considering a switch to something open like Wordpress, many other media companies have been building their own proprietary platforms. What are the pros and cons of each approach, and are proprietary platforms necessary to be a "serious" media company in today's landscape? Follow the Techdirt Podcast on Soundcloud, subscribe via iTunes, or grab the RSS feed. You can also keep up with all the latest episodes right here on Techdirt. Permalink | Comments | Email This Story
  • Connecticut Town Takes Down Painting Including Image Of Mother Teresa Over Bogus Copyright Claim

    Timothy Geigner
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    At this point, we probably don't need any more evidence that the emergence of publicity rights and its conflation with other forms of intellectual property, such as copyright, is a festering cancer in our culture that we'd do well to excise post-haste. Still, necessity isn't the mother of these stories that keep on a-coming anyway. The most recent example of how stupid this all has become is a small Connecticut town taking down a donated painting that includes an image of Mother Teresa over intellectual property concerns. More frustrating is how neutered the press covering the issue is in…
  • There Is No Way That Hillary Clinton Didn't Know She Was Supposed To Use A Government Email Account

    Mike Masnick
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    As you may have heard, the latest political "scandal" involving a major Presidential contender comes via the NY Times reporting that when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, she refused to have a government email address, and conducted all her work via a personal email account. Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, State Department officials said, and may have violated federal requirements that officials’ correspondence be retained as part of the agency’s record. Mrs. Clinton did not have a government…
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • A Chat With Paula Slier, CEO of Newshound Media International

    Estelle Ah-Kiow
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Estelle Ah-Kiow was lucky enough to catch up with broadcaster Paula more
  • Unveils The 14 Best Business Ideas For 2015

    Lucy Catten
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Study from UK's leading online resource reveals hottest start-up prospects with input from entrepreneurs and industry more
  • The Women In Technology International (WITI) Summit

    Lucy Catten
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:38 am
    31 May 2015 - 5:30pm2 June 2015 - 6:00pm San Jose, California Get involved! The Women In Technology International (WITI) Summit, May 31-June 2, is the annual gathering of tech-savvy women, held in the heart of Silicon Valley. Executive women, entrepreneurs, and technology thought leaders from around the world converge to collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges; explore new business opportunities that underscore how technology is powering change; and build and expand strong connections in a welcoming networking environment of women committed to helping each other…
  • Where Does Your University Rank On The Alumni Rich List?

    Guest Author
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    New research by Emolument Alumni reveals London Business School leads Oxford and Cambridge in list of top earning more
  • Where Does Your University Rank On The Alumni Rich List?

    Guest Author
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    New research by Emolument Alumni reveals London Business School leads Oxford and Cambridge in list of top earning more
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  • TUAW and Engadget #tuaw4ever

    C.K. Sample III
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    The saddest news about Aol. shutting down TUAW today is that TUAW has finally lost the battle against Engadget. Don’t get me wrong. Engadget is great. Weblogs, Inc. was built upon the success of Engadget. Engadget was a blogging machine built by Brian Alvey, Jason Calacanis, and Peter Rojas after Jason successfully persuaded Peter to jump ship from Gizmodo and build a better Gizmodo. The audience followed Peter’s star power as an established gadget and technology blogger, Engadget started out-scooping Gizmodo, and it was a success. Weblogs, Inc was a machine of blogs built to feed…
  • Ditched my Cintiq Companion and upgraded my Surface Pro 3

    C.K. Sample III
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    So yesterday, I went to the Microsoft Store at the Domain, and traded in my just under a month old i5 128GB Surface Pro 3 for the top of the line i7 500GB model. I did this with funds I made from selling my Cintiq Companion this past week on Amazon Marketplace for ~$78 more net profit than I originally paid for it (thanks to getting it this summer when Wacom was running a summer ~$500 off sale + Cintiq Companion’s being hard to come by currently while everyone awaits the release of the newly announced Cintiq Companion 2). Aside: If you want to sell old gear fast at reasonable prices,…
  • No more advertisements

    C.K. Sample III
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:32 pm
    I’ve had advertisements on this site forever. I just removed them. There’s no point. In any case, if you like the things I tend to write and do and you want to motivate me to keep doing these things / do them more often, I set up a Patreon page where you can become a patron. Although, I must say, although I like the idea behind Patreon, I don’t like the execution much. It’s very inflexible. Why can’t I set up different types of patronage for different endeavors at different price points? Why is everything either recurring by month or recurring by thing created?
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    C.K. Sample III
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    As I tweeted earlier today, I’m now the answer to life, the universe, and everything years old. Kristin asked me if I felt older on the way to church this morning, and my reply was, “I feel like I’m learning new things recently.” This is my first birthday without a dad and it’s about 6 months since he passed. I was struck oddly today by the lack of him calling me up to sing the silly penny song that he’s sung to me every birthday that I can remember (counting pennies you receive for each year behind you). But beyond that small sadness, I’ve been…
  • I love my new Kindle Voyage

    C.K. Sample III
    3 Jan 2015 | 10:47 am
    Thanks to my in-laws, Curt & Marian, I got a brand new Kindle Voyage (WiFi with Special Offers) for Christmas, and so far it’s been a great upgrade from the low end model Kindle that had replaced my Kindle Paperwhite that I broke over a year ago (flew out of my bag while I was slinging said bag into the trunk of my car; Kindle Paperwhite landing screen down on the parking lot pavement). The 300 dpi screen is definitely noticeably sharper than previous generations and the lighting has been improved since the Paperwhite came out. It’s now very even, with no noticeable dark…
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  • Google Contacts gets a long-overdue update

    Kif Leswing
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Google announced Tuesday that it's releasing a preview of its new Google Contacts app, which can be accessed now. If you use Gmail, you use a form of Google Contacts, although it's…
  • Apple granted patent to use wireless strength map data for vehicle navigation

    Katie Fehrenbacher
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Apple was issued a patent on Tuesday for vehicle navigation technology that can take wireless signal strength into account for planning a route. Apple first filed for the patent in August 2012,…
  • Cloudera CEO declares victory over big data competition

    Derrick Harris
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly doesn't often mince words when it comes to describing to his competition in the Hadoop space, or Cloudera's position among those other companies. In October 2013, Reilly told…
  • HP fine-tunes its multi-cloud pitch

    Barb Darrow
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:21 pm
    It must be really interesting to work at Hewlett-Packard these days. Not only is the company breaking itself in half, it's making multi-billion-dollar acquisitions and it's balancing an array of cloud offerings. Oh,…
  • NBC wants you to pay for streams of Jimmy Fallon, SNL

    Janko Roettgers
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Well, this is interesting: NBC Universal is working on a comedy video subscription service, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The service, which could launch later this year,…
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  • The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:50 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:PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition10 Network Security Tools and Tests Everyone Should Use4 Steps to Taking Control with Cyber ResilienceBest Practices for Making BYOD Simple and SecureRequest Free!
  • iPad CTO Kit - including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers

    18 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    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 ManagersExecutive Guide: Harnessing the Power of Enterprise Social CollaborationSaaS Apps? BYOD? Take Cloud ControlThe Case for Mobile Security ManagementRequest Free!
  • Your Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual

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

    11 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    Cybercriminals have turned their attention away from exploiting Windows operating systems to pursuing the popular third party applications installed on nearly every PC around the world. That is why patch management has become a critical layer in your malware defense.Request Free!
  • jQuery Hotshot -- Free 32 Page Excerpt

    6 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    It has become the standard tool for web developers and designers to add dynamic, interactive elements to their sites, smoothing out browser inconsistencies and reducing costly development time.jQuery Hotshot walks you step by step through 10 projects designed to familiarise you with the jQuery library and related technologies. Each project focuses on a particular subject or section of the API, but also looks at something related, like jQuery's official templates, or an HTML5 feature like localStorage. Build your knowledge of jQuery and related technologies.Learn a large swathe of the API, up…
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  • Trulia Boards is Pinterest for Real Estate

    Chip Chick Staff
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Looking to buy a home? Now the experience can be a little less stressful and a little more like Pinterest. Incorporated online real estate maven Trulia has added a new feature to their website and apps—Boards, which can help you and your significant other organize your favorite prospective homes to make the search for the right one a little easier. It’s a pretty simple feature, which is a good thing. You can create whatever kind of Boards you like—homes near dog parks, fixer-uppers, dream homes, or whatever it is you’re looking for (or not looking for) in a home. Once you…
  • Stratos Wants to Become Your All-In-One Go To Card

    Chance Kinney
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s a contentious market, given all of Coin’s struggles, but more and more competitors are lining up to try their hand at the all-in-one payment card. Next one up is Stratos—formerly Protean Payments, Stratos announced they were developing such a card last fall, and has remained silent since then. They’ve now broken that silence for a good enough reason—they have a product ready to ship. The basics of the Stratos Card are the same as Coin—you can store debit cards, credit cards, loyalty cards, gas cards—anything with a magnetic stripe—in the Stratos app, which…
  • Oaxis inkCase i6 Transforms Your iPhone into an E-reader

    Chance Kinney
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:53 am
    Want to save some of your iPhone 6’s battery life? Come on, we both know the answer to that question. Usually, the solution to the nearly ubiquitous problem of short smartphone battery life is the external battery pack or case, but Oaxis takes another approach with their inkCase i6. Instead of adding more battery power, they take some of the load off the smartphone’s battery by giving you a second screen on the back of your phone. Those awesome, high-resolution smartphone displays are great for watching movies and all that, but the downside is that it takes tons of battery power…
  • Microsoft Continues the Budget Phone Trend with Lumia 640 XL

    Chip Chick Staff
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    Microsoft got in on the budget smartphone trend at MWC with their announcement of the Lumia 640 and 640 XL. While it’s usually pretty hard to differentiate between budget phones in terms of hardware, the 640 and the 640 XL both have features that make them very intriguing for anyone looking to pick up a cheap, entry-level smartphone this year. The Lumia 640 XL is the headliner, powered by the quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC, with unfortunately only 1 GB of RAM. The 5.7″ 1280 x 720 259 ppi IPS display (with Corning Gorilla Glass 3) makes the phone seem like more of a…
  • LG Watch Urbane LTE is Worlds First LTE-enabled Smartwatch

    Chip Chick Staff
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    The big smartwatch reveal from MWC this year was from LG. With two new smartwatches, the LG Watch Urbane and Watch Urbane LTE, LG is looking to define the playing field for Android-friendly smartwatches in 2015. They’re both impressive in their own way, but it’s worth noting that there are more differences between the two than just the inclusion of LTE on one of them. The most important development on the LG Watch Urbane LTE (outside of the LTE part), compared to previous LTE smartwatches is the looks. The LG G Watch R didn’t look bad, but the Urbane is an improvement, with…
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  • Researchers take on Govt to Twitter with #RIPResearch

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:43 am
            Indian Research community took the Twitter by storm today with their criticism of government about the compensation to the Researchers. The protest was strong and was widely supported by Twitter community, and the hashtag #RIPResearch went trending in India for throughout the day. Here is the summary of the Twitter storm. Data and Research by Simplify360.  
  • India is now multi author market, Chetan Bhagat gets good competition from Durjoy Datta and Vishwas Mudagal

    22 Dec 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Simplify360 Research on most loved English Novels by Indian authors shows an amazing trend of authors fighting for poll position intensely. Chetan Bhagat is still the king and leads the race in terms of overall ranking that combines social and readers feedback in Goodreads, Flipkart and Amazon.   Chetan Bhagat secures a Simplify360 Social Index (SSI) of 8.86 for “Half Girlfriend”, while Durjoy Datta secures second position with SSI of 8.61 for his novel “When Only Love Remains” Losing my Religion by Vishwas Mudagal secures the third position with SSI of 7.88. In…
  • Zhigrana becomes first Nepali Movie to take Social Media Seriously

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Zhigrana, upcoming movie from Golden Yak Entertainment (GYE) becomes first Nepali movie to use Social Media seriously. GYE team believes Social Media has gone main stream in Nepal, which should be taken seriously now given the user numbers in the country. Nepal now has over 44 lacs Facebook users and is expected to have around 20 lacs Twitter users. The country is believed to have over 50 lacs of Youtube viewers. GYE has started using Faebook, Twitter and Youtube as major channels. The promo is released through Youtube, and is promoted heavily in other social channels. GYE has started using…
  • HP Launches New Enterprise Infrastructure Technology to Drive Positive Business Outcomes

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

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

    Carmela Maraan
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Froyo is a clean and simple responsive template for Blogger, which works perfectly with personal blogs. It’s also great for beginners at blogging who don’t want to deal with too many fidgety and hard-to-use features. Despite its minimalist design, Froyo has lots of great features and options that you can use, which will ensure that your readers will stay interested in what you have to offer in your site. It has two columns on the home page, one right sidebar, an animated header slideshow where you can display your latest and best images or photos, a three-column footer plus footer…
  • Velocity Responsive Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:43 pm
    Velocity is a cheerful and beautiful responsive Blogger template that can serve as your portfolio, personal blog, magazine site, professional gallery, or any other type of blog you wish to put up. Its multimedia provisions allow you to freely post several types of content, and is especially great for displaying visual media like photography, illustrations, product photos, graphics, and more. Made with HTML5, jQuery and CSS3, it’s optimized for SEO and social sharing, so you can build your own following easily from your blog. Crisp yellow, gray, and black accents on a white background…
  • Creative Free Portfolio Template

    Carmela Maraan
    8 Feb 2015 | 6:13 pm
    You don’t need a lot of flash to ensure that portfolio dazzles your audience and your clients. Take the case of Creative portfolio template for Blogger. It’s simple, clean, yet it has the power to make your portfolio stand out! The purpose for this template’s minimalist look is to draw attention to your content in a tidy and professional manner. It is perfect for artists and anyone involved in the creative industry who wishes to showcase their medium of expertise, be it illustration, graphic design, art, music, videos, etc. Another great thing about Creative template is that…
  • Social Magazine Free Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:18 am
    Social Magazine is a beautiful Blogger template that will feature your best content on the home page, so your viewers can easily see what you’re about. It’s got premium features with a high level of functionality, so you can expect plenty of flexible uses for this template. For starters, it’s got a header slider that can display several of your images and links to your posts, seven sections for your latest posts in the home page, a bold yet professional-looking dropdown main menu, and social sharing buttons for your readers to share your site with. No matter what your niche…
  • Attitude Free Feminine Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:23 am
    Attitude is a free Blogger template that will work very well with feminine blogs and websites, especially if your niche covers beauty, fashion, hair, home, lifestyle, food, or inspirational/motivational content. It’s designed to give your site a friendly yet professional look, so you can also use it for e-commerce, if you’re running an online products store for women. It may look simple, but it’s got plenty of built-in features that you will find useful, and your viewers will also enjoy. Some of these features are: Responsive Social Buttons Slider 3 Columns Footer Fast…
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  • Blackphone 2 and Blackphone+ Tablet Announced with Improved PrivatOS

    Radu Tyrsina
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    Are you looking to secure your smartphone with all the best apps you can find? Are you worried that somebody could take over your device or just might be getting access to your activity? If so, then you have definitely heard about BlackPhone and Silent Circle company which provides the software for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lenovo’s Smartphone Pocket Projector Beams Wirelessly via DLNA or Miracast, Has Dual Speakers

    Radu Tyrsina
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    Lenoo has a nice presence at this year’s MWC and it has already managed to impress us with the new Vibe Shot camera-centric smartphone. And it seems that they thought it would be great to have a pico projector, as well, to go along with that great new handset. If you remember, Lenovo’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gionee Elife S7 Unveiled at MWC, Promises Slimness Without Compromises

    Radu Tyrsina
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    Gionee is here at the Mobile World Congress fair in Barcelona trying to make a good impression in front of thousands of eyes from all over the world. The Chinese company’s business is expanding rapidly and they have unveiled that new Elife S7 to further enhance their position on the market.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Xiaomi’s Yi Action Camera is Twice as Cheap as GoPro Hero, and Could be Just as Good

    Radu Tyrsina
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:52 am
    Xiaomi is taking a smart approach when it comes to the diversity of its products, announcing many peripheral accessories. Their main business remain smartphones, no doubt about it, but by releasing new devices from other categories they are increasing the interest of consumers. And, of course, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lenovo’s Vibe Shot is an Appealing mix Between a Smartphone and a Compact Point-and-Shoot Camera

    Radu Tyrsina
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:28 am
    Consumers are no longer interested just in the usual incremental upgrade of specs, as the design and other special feature are starting to matter more and more. And Lenovo is looking to bank on that with its new creative products. The Vibe Shot is one of them and it gets launched with a simple, but... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Why You Should Increase Your Digital Marketing Fund

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Marketers have been on the hop trying to figure out the best ways to attract more customers. Strategies have been reviewed time and again, year after year, focusing on the right pattern to make the best out of their plans. This time, the spotlight is on Digital Marketing. Let’s take a look at some statistics.
  • 25 Interesting Social Media Marketing Stats from 2014

    2 Feb 2015 | 3:11 am
    Social media has certainly come a long way in the past few years. Here are 25 stats that highlight some social media facts and provide data points that marketers can leverage for greater success in 2015. Marketers will spend $8.3 billion on social media advertising in 2015. 60% of consumers says the integration of social media makes them more likely to share product and services. 96% of social media managers measure number of fans and followers, 89% measure traffic and 84% measure mentions. Around 46% of web users will look towards social media when making a purchase. 78% of companies now say…
  • Top SEO Memes of 2014

    8 Jan 2015 | 1:51 am
    Here’s a compilation of some SEO memes that went viral in 2014. 1. Hard to believe, but it’s true! 2. Exactly my reaction! 3. The Google Plus way! 4. True Story 5. Crime rate increasing on Page 2 of Google 6. OMG… that’s so scary! 7. Yikes! 8. Marketer – Level Spy 9. Search Engine Algorithm 10. It’s really a jungle out there for SEOs 11. Facepalm! Sources:,,
  • Launch of Google Ad Grants Management Service

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

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

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:44 am
    Following the hugely successful campaign for the new Pebble Time, Pebble is back with two new products: smartstraps and a whole new Pebble, the Pebbble Time Steel. Let's start with smartstraps - an idea so simple it's almost silly that Google and Apple didn't come up with it first. Rather than trying to shove every sensor and doohickey into the Pebble Time, we decided to keep the watch simple and functional and give our incredible maker and developer community the opportunity to build from there. Up until now, if you wanted it all you had to compromise... On battery life, size, design or…
  • Apple Pay: a new frontier for scammers

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:44 am
    Criminals in the US are using the new Apple Pay mobile payment system to buy high-value goods - often from Apple Stores - with stolen identities and credit card details. Banks have been caught by surprise by the level of fraud, and the Guardian understands that some are scrambling to ensure that better verification and checking systems are put in place to prevent the problem running out of control, with around two million Americans already using the system. The crooks have not broken the secure encryption around Apple Pay's fingerprint-activated wireless payment mechanism. Instead, they are…
  • Life after cancer: how the iPhone helped me

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:42 am
    I've been struggling to get back in shape after chemo. Since being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma (Stage IV) in late 2011, my life changed. Beyond the psychological and emotional consequences of how cancer affected me, my family, and my relationships, it is undeniable and abundantly clear that cancer took its toll on me from a physical perspective. Last year, I decided to regain control of my body, my life habits, and my health. I started tracking everything I could about my activities, my exercise routine, the food I ate, and the time I spent working with my iPad instead of walking,…
  • Inside the post-Minecraft billionaire life of Markus Persson

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    For the better part of the last five years the 35-year-old Swede was that guy, a man who constantly stressed about his creation, Minecraft, the bestselling computer game of all time. Even calling it a game is too limiting. Minecraft became, with 100 million downloads and counting, a canvas for human expression. Players start out in an empty virtual space where they use Lego-like blocks and bricks (which they can actually “mine”) to build whatever they fancy, with the notable feature that other players can then interact with it. Most players are little kids who build basic houses or…
  • Google confirms plans to launch its own mobile service

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Google's Sundar Pichai has essentially confirmed reports that the company will become a wireless provider of sorts in "the coming months." During his appearance at Mobile World Congress today, Pichai acknowledged that Google is working with "existing partners" to create its own MVNO, but stopped short of confirming that Sprint and T-Mobile are those partnering networks, as has been rumored. But he did reveal that Google has been in contact with Verizon Wireless and AT&T about its plans - likely to head off any potential ugly conflict between Mountain View and the largest, most powerful…
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  • Nikon COOLPIX P900 Superzoom Digital Camera

    Brian Mitchell
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    Nikon just announced the 16-megapixel COOLPIX P900 digital camera, which offers an incredible 83x optical zoom with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, for $600. Its long zoom (24-2000mm equivalent) lens provides users with incredibly sharp NIKKOR optics, while its 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom range reaches even farther distances. Plus its high performance Autofocus (AF) system shoots […]
  • Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera with Wi-Fi & NFC

    Brian Mitchell
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:54 am
    Nikon just announced the 24-megapixel DX-format, lightweight DSLR camera, model D7200, which is the first-ever Nikon SLR with built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC). These features make smartphone connectivity easy, while also enabling a remote shutter or monitor. The new camera further improves upon its predecessor (D7100) with increased buffer capacity and new Picture […]
  • LG Spirit Review

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    The LG Spirit is one of four new phones announced by LG at MWC 2015, and while it doesn’t quite have the punch of the Magna, it’s pretty close. The battery is a little smaller at 2100mAh, although with a 4.7-inch 720p screen to power it’s going to be quite light on the power pack. […]
  • Pebble Time Steel Review

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    That didn’t take long. Just when I, and almost every other Pebble Time backer, wondered why Pebble’s new Kickstarter success was plastic and didn’t resemble the all-metal Pebble Steel, my five-day-old question was answered at MWC 2015. Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky gave me a sneak peek at the Pebble Time Steel, carrying four prototypes of […]
  • LG Joy Review

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:22 am
    LG unveiled four new mid-range phones for its 2015 selection a couple of weeks before MWC, promising the handsets would be on show there. The company made good on its promises and we’ve managed to get a hands-on look with the Magna, Leon, Spirit and the Joy. LG’s Joy has the lowest spec of the […]
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  • Mozilla 64-bit Firefox Developer Edition for Windows

    Deepesh Agarwal
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:13 am
    As expected Mozilla has now unveiled the Developer Edition of 64-bit Firefox for Windows (v 38). The 64-bit build allows users to get a more richer, desktop-quality app experience in the web-browser, the 64bit version of the browser allows running of larger applications, better performance, and increased security vs it's 32bit sibling.
  • [Video] Samsung Unveils Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge

    Deepesh Agarwal
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:04 am
    Samsung has now officially announced their new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The successor to Galaxy S5, will be available across the world starting on April 10th. Just like every new Samsung Galaxy device these two new flagships of the company comes power-packed with latest technology, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge comes featuring an octacore Samsung Exynos 64-bit CPU with four Cortex-A57 cores ticking at 2.1GHz and four Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.5GHz, Mali-T760 GPU, 5.1-inch Quad-HD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 577 ppi density, 3GB of DDR4 RAM, 32/64/128GB…
  • Google Adsense PII Policy Breach Notice

    Deepesh Agarwal
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Google Adsense publishers have suddenly started receiving the following email since past few days, as you can see the content of the email is not very reader-friendly with the text being We have now verified that we are no longer detecting PII being passed to Google from the account(s) under your control. . This even makes things more complicated as in my case (as well as majority of others reported on webmaster forums) I had not received any previous policy violation warning earlier which Google is now intimidating of being cleared off.
  • Carabinsi : The Smart Carabiners

    Deepesh Agarwal
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:36 am
    Everything is getting smarter these days, so why not "Smart Carabiners". Carabinsi is a brand new thing on Kickstarter. These carabiners will surprise you with the usefulness and unique design, like no other carabiners. Besides of multi-functions as carabiner, bottle opener, can-opener, cutter and wrench tool with different HEX adapters, they will also show you some magic. The magic is called NFC (near field communication) technology and it is compatible with most latest Android smartphones. NFC chip is hidden behind the logo and it is open-coded, so everyone will be able to program it with…
  • Rooting Xiaomi Mi4 Stable ROM

    Deepesh Agarwal
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:09 am
    I switched from an Apple iPhone to Xiaomi Mi4 since past 4 months and I must say it is an excellent smartphone. Apart from power-packed hardware the Google Android 4.4 based MIUI6 ROM on the software front has been a big reason the phone is a huge success and is often compared to the likes of Apple iPhone 6 despite being cheaper almost three times to it. The company offers two versions of their official MIUI ROM - the "Stable Version" which comes pre-installed with Google services like "Google Play Store" and the "Development Version" which gets frequent updates, does not have Google services…
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  • About’s New Page-Takeover Ad-Friendly Design

    Rex Hammock
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    My first post about a “homepage takeover” ad was seven years ago when the Wall Street Journal ( and the New York Times ( sites ran what I thought then (and still do) was a brilliant ad. (But I didn’t know the technique had a name like “homepage takeover.”) I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, however, as the ad didn’t just take over the page, it mingled with the page — demonstrating some witty interplay with the 2008-era conventions of a news website. While not as witty as the Apple example that interplayed with the web…
  • Modern Family’s ‘Connection Lost’ Episode as Allegory

    Rex Hammock
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    No doubt, there are hundreds of posts this morning in which bloggers are trying to explain the top 10 this or that’s about the episode of Modern Family that aired last night (“Connection Lost,” Season 6, Episode 16). For that reason, I haven’t read any blog posts regarding the show. If this sounds like I’m borrowing the observation of others, I’m actually not (this time, at least). I did read one review and it was insightful (unlike this post, perhaps). It’s written by Gwen Ihnat at AV Club. She calls the episode, “A gimmicky but successful…
  • Some Pinterest Users are Learning the Price of Free

    Rex Hammock
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Almost three years ago, to the day, I blogged about Pinterest users (and users of other social media platforms) understanding the reality that if you use a platform controlled by someone else, you are a hamster in their cage (a metaphor I first learned from Dave Winer). The post I wrote three years ago, “Just Because You Can Make Money From Something, Doesn’t Mean You Should, and Other Rules of the Web,” was about Pinterest being accused of “skimming links” — the practice of finding links on their platform  that go to ecommerce sites and converting those…
  • David Carr, Appreciation from a Blogger and Fan

    Rex Hammock
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    This morning, there are countless remembrances of New York Times columnist David Carr, who died suddenly last night in Manhattan. Most are from the journalists with whom he worked, befriended and inspired. While David Carr and I share a few professional friends and acquaintances, besides a couple of brief chats at SXSW functions or media conferences in New York (the kind that all blur together), I never knew him, knew him. But this morning, I find myself feeling like I did know him in a way that long-ago bloggers (before we were told by experts that blogs were supposed to have a business…
  • A Couple of Grammy Day Nashville Music Stories You May Not Know

    Rex Hammock
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    First, from Nashville’s public radio station, WPLN-FM, a story about United Record Pressing, LLC, the largest vinyl record-pressing plant in the country. “(We) account for about 30 to 40 percent of all vinyl records out there in stores,” says Jay Millar, United’s head of marketing, Quote: “United manufactures up to 40,000 records a day. Demand is so high that if you’re not already a customer, they won’t even take your order — at least until a second plant opens later this year. “So how does a record get made? It starts with the groove.” (Continue…
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  • Chocolatey Package Manager: The Alternative Windows Store

    SK Mezanul Haque
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:13 pm
    For a long time Windows operating system lacked any proper application manager also known as a package manager. A central hub so you can manage all installed applications, get new ones and keep them updated. Mainly, Linux distributions had some form of a package manager. Apple came up with Mac App Store from where users can buy Mac apps, install them and keep them up to date. Having a package manager always made the job easy. It automatically installs all dependencies in case the operating system missed them. With the introduction of Windows 8, Microsoft came up with Windows Store but it…
  • Google Inbox: The Revolutionary Intelligent Way to Email

    SK Mezanul Haque
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:34 am
    Google Inbox is the new intelligent way to email. If you have never heard about Google Inbox, well, Inbox is a new service that transforms the way you used to use email, traditionally. Inbox runs on Gmail and it transforms everything from your Gmail account for you in Inbox. At this moment, to access Inbox, you need to ask Google for an invite. More information about how to request for Google Inbox is at the end of this post. Once accepted, you will be able to use it on all supported devices and platforms. Google Inbox App 101: Functions, Features, Enhancements, More… Once you receive…
  • Latest Google Chrome Version Download For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

    SK Mezanul Haque
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 40 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update is a minor update towards the major update 40.0.2214.91, bumping up the version number to 40.0.2214.111. You can see the official log about this minor update here. The major version released before this minor update came with a number of fixes and improvements. The notable ones are: Updated info dialog for Chrome app on Windows and Linux. A new clock behind/ahead error message. If you already use Google Chrome you don’t need to worry about downloading the latest…
  • Sticky Password Premium Review

    SK Mezanul Haque
    25 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Sticky Password is one of the most popular platform independent password manager available. It supports all major platforms including Windows, Mac OS X, iOS (iPhone, iPad), Android. The password manager also supports BlackBerry OS10, Amazon Kindle Fire, Nokia X too. In the first week December, Lamantine Software released a major update of the password manager. Sticky Password 8 features many new and improved functions. Sticky Password is not a new name for My Technology Guide’s regular readers. We have been testing out all the major versions of the password manager since Sticky Password…
  • iOS 8.1.1 Update Details With IPSW Download Links

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    Apple released iOS 8.1.1 for all supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. iOS 8.1.1 (build 12B435, build 12B436) includes many bug fixes and general performance enhancements to improve the overall stability of iOS 8. As said earlier, iOS 8.1.1 update is mostly about bug fixes and stability enhancements. It includes performance enhancements for old iOS devices (iPad 2 and iPhone 4s). If your iOS device is running iOS, you can download iOS 8.1.1 either via OTA (Over The Air) or using iTunes. If you are an advance user, you can use the IPSW file (links at the end of this post) to update…
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    Digital Inspiration Technology Blog

  • How to Create YouTube Playlists without Logging In

    Amit Agarwal
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    How do you share a collection of YouTube videos in an email newsletter or on the social media. The best option is that you create a new YouTube playlist, add all the videos and then share the link (URL) of the playlist. The privacy of the YouTube playlist can be set to Unlisted if you would like to hide your video list from search engines. It is easy to build playlists in YouTube but they are always connected to your YouTube channel or Google Account – you cannot create a playlist on YouTube anonymously without logging in to your account. There’s however a simple URL hack that…
  • How to Remove Password from PDF Files with Google Chrome

    Amit Agarwal
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    The bank sends me monthly credit card statements as password-protected PDF files mostly because they contain personal information. I archive these PDFs into Google Drive but, because these files are protected with a password, the text isn’t searchable inside Drive. Also, each PDF file has a different password so it’s impossible to remember them and takes just too much to find these PDFs later. Removing Password from a PDF File Since the Google Drive is already protected with 2 layers of security – password and 2-factor authentication – it should be OK if we remove the…
  • Learning Vim for Beginners

    Amit Agarwal
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:10 am
    Vim, or Vi Improved, is an extremely powerful text editor that lets you do almost everything using keyboard shortcuts. You can replace text in a document, move or delete lines, automate edits and more without ever reaching for the mouse. Vim is the favorite source code editor of programmers but there’s no reason why you cannot use the editor for your regular text-editing tasks from writing down ideas to composing long emails. If you have always used a graphic text editor like Notepad or TextEdit, you are likely to find Vim confusing but spend some time with the editor and it will be…
  • Set an Auto-Expiry Date for Shared Files and Folders in Google Drive

    Amit Agarwal
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    When you share any folder or file in Google Drive with someone, the shared links will work forever until you manually change the sharing permissions. What if you want to share a folder in your Google Drive for exactly 24 hours and automatically make the folder private after that period? Or share a Google spreadsheet with colleagues for a week and then remove access to other users? Google Drive does not offer an option but you can easily can add an auto-expiry date to any of your shared files and folders with the help of a simple Google Script. The script works for both Gmail and Google Apps…
  • Find How Many Visitors Are Not Seeing Ads on your Website

    Amit Agarwal
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:24 am
    Adblocking software like AdBlock Plus have become mainstream and now pose a significant threat to web businesses that are dependent on online advertisements. The problem is so severe that Google and Amazon are paying the writers of AdBlock Plus to whitelist their ads. This may be seen as some kind of extortion but with billions of dollars at stake, the advertising companies have chosen to take the more profitable route. It is estimated that ~5% of website visitors are blocking ads (PDF report) and the situation could be far worse for websites that have a more tech-savvy audience. If you are…
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  • Box snaps up Subspace for heightened BYOD security

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Hard on the heels of debuting a cloud storage service for financial services firms, Box announced Tuesday that it has acquired Subspace, a startup focused on cross-device collaboration security.“The Subspace team will let us go even deeper with our security and data policies, enabling reliable corporate security policies, even when content leaves the Box platform to be accessed on a customer or partner’s device,” Box cofounder and CEO Aaron Levie said in a blog post.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • European group wants 5G to be 100x faster than 4G

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    5G should go 100 times faster than 4G, connect 1,000 times as many devices and carry 1,000 times as much traffic in a given area, a European Commission group says.Those goals are laid out in a vision statement that the Commission’s 5G Public-Private Partnership (5G PPP) released on Tuesday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The document is intended to bring a European perspective to discussions about the next generation of mobile technology, which will be hashed out in a standards effort beginning next year. Commercial deployments should begin in 2020.To read this article in full or to…
  • Snowden willing to face trial in US, if it's fair

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who leaked details of the agency’s surveillance programs, is willing to return to the U.S. and face criminal charges, if he’s assured of a fair trial, according to a Russian news report.Snowden, now living in Russia, is ready to return to the U.S. on the condition that he’s guaranteed a fair trial, Snowden lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told journalists Tuesday, according to a report from Russian news agency TASS.Several Snowden lawyers are negotiating his return to the U.S., Kucherena said. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder…
  • Twitter CFO floats idea of newspaper-like 'daily edition'

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Here’s an idea for the next version of Twitter that might crystallize the service’s value: The Twitter Daily Favorite. Okay, perhaps that won’t be the exact title. But a newspaper-themed form of Twitter that curates an assortment of newsy tweets to provide a summary of the goings-on could come as a future feature or as a separate app. People already check Twitter to see what’s happening. But news junkies who follow lots of accounts may have dozens if not hundreds of tweets to comb through every morning. Twitter thinks it can address this, partly by better organizing the content posted…
  • Android users spammed with fake Amazon gift card offers

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:27 pm
    New malware spreading across Android devices via text messages promises free Amazon gift cards but delivers only spam to everyone on the device’s contact list.The “Gazon” threat, as it is called by IT security firm AdaptiveMobile, has already infected more than 4,000 Android phones in North America, making it the single largest text-based mobile malware attack against Android to date, according to the company. Gazon has also been seen on devices outside North America.Gazon has thus far spewed out more than 200,000 unsolicited SMS messages, luring some to click on a link promising free…
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    Data Connections

  • Seven Reasons Why Timely Analytics Is So Hard

    Rich Julius
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:05 am
    Rich Julius, Principal Product Manager, Progress Easyl Rich Julius introduces 7 data preparation and data blending challenges that delay timely analytics. The driving force behind business intelligence and analytics is a need for information. Every day, we ask questions such as, “How good are we at converting leads?” Or, “Which of our marketing campaigns is the most successful?” Finding answers to these seemingly simple questions, however, is much easier said than done. The people asking the questions just want answers, and often don’t understand why it takes so long to get them.
  • Using the Next Generation Salesforce1 Lightning Platform

    Greg Stasko
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:11 am
    Progress DataDirect Cloud is a Salesforce-preferred connectivity service for Salesforce Lightning Connect. Last fall at Dreamforce 2014, Salesforce enhanced their developer tooling focused on mobility with the announcement of “Salesforce1 Lightning.” This is a huge deal as it introduces many new features focused on making application development and business automation “lightning fast.” Get to know Lightning Connect Lightning is made up of a number of tools and components. One that we are particularly excited about is Lightning Connect. Lightning Connect allows you to, in…
  • Big Data, Better Integration and Your Business IQ

    Suzanne Rose
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:05 am
    Data integration is a crucial part of every Big Data strategy. Data drives decisions. That piece of wisdom is often taken for granted, but businesses still seem to struggle with it. They continuously gather data, but rarely do they use it to its fullest potential. They track clicks on their websites and sensor readings from Internet of Things (IoT) devices that capture important customer buying behavior, geolocation data and other business-related information. Then they shovel it all into a data warehouse where web traffic and sales data and data from SaaS applications all have their own,…
  • WEBINAR: Lightning Connect and DataDirect Cloud, the Dynamic Duo!

    Suzanne Rose
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:05 am
    I probably don’t need to introduce Salesforce1 Lightning—the next generation Salesforce1 platform. I’m sure you already know all about how it lets you build apps faster than ever. But how much do you know about the data integration component, Lightning Connect? I’m really excited about Lightning Connect because it gives Progress® DataDirect Cloud™ an awesome opportunity to flex its muscles as a Salesforce preferred data connectivity solution. Using the exciting OData protocol, DataDirect Cloud enables real-time access to legacy databases like Oracle and SQL Server for quick…
  • Big Data’s Six Ingredients for Better BI

    Suzanne Rose
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:05 am
    Suzanne Rose, Progress DataDirect Big data and BI are critical, so the right tool for understanding that data is essential. These days, it is easier than ever to collect all sorts of information. Details on the way customers are using your products, the effectiveness and reach of your marketing and sales campaigns, and other essential information are constantly being tracked, recorded, and stored in various data centers and cloud services across your organization. In spite of the relative ease of gathering and accessing this data, turning that information into actionable insight remains a…
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    Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

  • Does Social Media Impact Sales at Tobacco and Adult Themed Stores?

    Tamar Weinberg
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    What is the value of social media as it relates to retail ROI? Is there a point in putting sharing buttons on my e-commerce website if I don’t know how that translates to actionable data regarding revenue? Everyone is doing things with respect to social, but in e-commerce, what is the point? Can I even truly attribute social data to return on investment? These are good and absolutely fair questions. AddShoppers** is one of the coolest technologies I have ever seen for the e-commerce space and is the only offering I have encountered that has such a breadth of data on social ROI in online…
  • PR Pros: You’re still doing it wrong, even if you have a six figure income

    Tamar Weinberg
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:03 am
    I don’t know about you, but if someone tells me my process is tedious and expensive, I may be receptive to hear what they are saying in the hopes that they can help me improve my life, either personally or professionally. Seven years ago, I didn’t believe inbox zero was ever possible. Today, I sell training modules on my inbox zero process. Public relations, especially in the age of blogging, has been quite a nightmare, to the point that in 2009, I called most PR pros public relations spammers. Many have blatant disregard for what people write about, and will use a distant mention…
  • Why Customer Service is the Future of Social Marketing

    Tamar Weinberg
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    In 2006, social media was building steam in the United States. With the rise of Facebook’s popularity, the launch of Twitter, and the surge of influence from social news sites like Digg, social media looked to be a great breeding ground for marketers to make their mark. And make their marks they did. Digg was an incredibly powerful platform to drive traffic and pageviews to reasonably good content. Initially, the network really had the cream of the Internet crop on its frontpage, and the “Digg effect” would take websites down just like that. Visitors flocked to the homepage…
  • How to Rock Your Social Customer Service

    Tamar Weinberg
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    Ever wonder how to manage the constant flux of customer service complaints (or praises) via social media? It requires a mindset of tuning into those communications, but because they come from so many different directions, it also requires a toolset. I won’t give it away, but after running a social media customer service department 100% singlehandledly and helping our customer base grow from about a half a million customers to over 1 million (through social media almost exclusively), I have a few tricks and tips up my sleeve. After years of trial and error, I’m fairly certain…
  • If You Don’t Have Thick Skin, Get Off the Internet.

    Tamar Weinberg
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    Within the last 6 weeks, I’ve begun to understand why Facebook is such a narcissistic medium. If you’re sad, no one wants to deal with you. They may give you support, but if every post was sad and depressing, that trickles down to how you ultimately end up feeling. If you’re controversial, someone else will have another opinion and unfriend you. Happiness (without ego) is the only way to maintain good friendships, and usually, doesn’t impart negative judgments. Let’s dig into the second item there: controversy. As of late, there’s been a pretty big trend…
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    Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  • Aspire Hospital

    itvibes tech
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Conroe Web Design & Marketing Aspire Hospital is a physician-owned hospital providing outstanding medical services to residents of our community by utilizing proven, state-of-the-art technology, combined with compassionate care. While offering a vast array of services, we focus on the uniqueness and dignity of each person that we serve. Aspire Hospital is accredited and recognized by The Joint Commission for our proven commitment to quality. We have medical departments in various locations in areas north of Houston, which include Shenandoah, Conroe, and Huntsville, Texas. Aspire Hospital…
  • Benefits of Responsive Web Design

    ITVibes Support
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:13 pm
    We Are Living in a Mobile World… We are not living in a mouse and PC dominated world anymore. Most people use their tablets, smartphones, or touchscreen laptops to access the internet, complete their daily work assignments, and communicate with the world. That’s why it’s so important nowadays to have responsive web design. It gives you the same look and feel for a website regardless of the device you are using. It also takes care of other issues such as screen size, pixel resolution, and click versus touch. A responsive website design provides the best viewing experience for the…
  • Stibbs & Co.

    itvibes tech
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Houston Web Design & Marketing Stibbs & Co., P.C. was founded by John H. “Jack” Stibbs, Jr. in The Woodlands, Texas. He moved to the area in 1981 and started his first law firm in 1985, which he later merged with another firm.In 2003, Stibbs decided to start his second law firm – Stibbs & Co. The Firm serves the following areas: Houston, The Woodlands, Spring, and Conroe. “We are business lawyers and our goal is to find business solutions. Smarter business solutions.” To appreciate this law firm, you first need to understand their philosophy – Helping Businesses…
  • Woodlands Reality

    itvibes tech
    1 Feb 2015 | 9:25 pm
    The Woodlands Web Design & Marketing Their primary purpose at Woodlands Realty is to shepherd their clients through the home buying or selling process. It is with this spirit that they endeavor to do all that we can to make the experience for their customers a positive one. With over 30 years combined real estate experience within their team they have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that the best interests of their clients are served. They have a strong support team to help ensure that our client’s real estate transaction is successful and their clients appreciate the individual…
  • Marketing Strategies During Challenging Economic Times

    ITVibes Support
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Some in the Houston market are nervous because of the recent drop in oil prices. This has caused many in the business world to take pause and re-evaluate their goals. As an overreaction to the current economic challenges, some may want to cut their marketing budgets. But many leaders in the marketing industry advise against taking that action. According to the American Marketing Association, halting or reducing spending on key marketing programs is the biggest mistake businesses can make in an economic downturn. They suggest the following strategies: Refine your message – Conduct…
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  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Phone

    Amos Kingatua
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:29 am
    Samsung Galaxy S6 phone is a sophisticated mixture of high speed processing, huge memory, a powerful camera and a long lasting battery. The release of Samsung Galaxy S5 caused a lot of excitement among the users due to the level of optimization of the gadget. This efficient gadget has created speculation in the market towards the arrival of an even better Smartphone by Samsung. Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 phone is even rumored to be much better. The news about the upcoming phone has been spreading in the market like fire and consumers have been waiting impatiently for the gadget. Luckily for…
  • List of most Popular Social Networking Sites

    Amos Kingatua
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:02 am
    Popular social networking sites list keeps on changing as the internet evolves. There are numerous social networking sites, some of which are very popular and known by almost all the internet users. The two most popular social networking sites are the Facebook and Twitter. These and others are used for business and social interactions by family, friends and businesses. Other uses include sharing and updates of news and happenings. Their popularity is thus based on the number of users as well as the impact they have on society. Other social networking sites have a place in society and play a…
  • List of Free Backlink Checker Tools

    Amos Kingatua
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Backlink checker tools help webmasters and bloggers to determine the number and quality of  backlinks to their websites. The success of an online business depends on the number of visits it gets from its target audience. To make that your website visible to internet users, you need to improve its SEO ranking. Google indexes the websites by checking the quality of their backlinks, having a few valid backlinks is therefore better for your website than hundreds of low quality inbound links. To increase traffic, one needs to keep submitting the web link to the backlink building sites and then…
  • Scientific Reasons for Facebook Addiction

    Amos Kingatua
    17 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    Facebook addiction is not recognized the same way as other clinical disorders. However, millions of people are hooked into the habit of checking Facebook now and then at the expense of other activities. The social networking sites in general have opened new and convenient communication channels suitable for all aspects of life, be it social, business, professional and other interactions. Millions of people use Facebook and other sites to keep in touch with family and friends, plan events, and market their products and more. While some people have strict schedules and assigned time for social…
  • How to Download YouTube Videos For Free

    Amos Kingatua
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    If you are a video enthusiast, you may want to download YouTube videos in high quality format for later use. YouTube provides its users with a chance to watch free videos on any topic. Sadly the website doesn’t offer the feature of downloading the videos and watch them offline. Below are some of the tips on how you can download YouTube videos for free onto your computer or wireless device. Websites used to download YouTube videos for free A number of websites allow users to redirect a Youtube video and download it through them. To access this feature, you need to copy the link of the…
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    VR World » Languages » English

  • Unity 5 Engine Available For Free, Gets Demoed At GDC 2015

    Derek Strickland
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Unity 5 is now available across the globe, and for the first time ever users can download the game engine for free. The news comes straight from this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC 2015), where the developers showcased the brand new engine as well as revealed a new pricing structure to make Unity 5 more accessible to developers. For starters the Unity 5 Personal Edition will be free of charge, but you won’t be able to earn royalties. The Professional Edition is priced at $75 per month or $1500 lifetime, and comes with a license to Unity Cloud Build, a new addition that…
  • PS Plus March Lineup Revealed: Valiant Hearts, Oddworld New N’ Tasty And More

    Derek Strickland
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Sony (NYSE: SNE) has just announced the free games lineup for the PS Plus March lineup, which includes a nice array of digital goodies whose varying tastes ensures there’s something for everyone. To make up for the late reveal, Sony has included a nice listing of indies to tide us over for March’s big PS4 releases like From Software’s spiritual Dark Souls successor Bloodborne and Square Enix’s new re-mastered Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (which comes with the long-awaited FF15 Episode Duscae demo). Below you can find a complete listing for March’s PlayStation Plus…
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Releases Sept 1 Worldwide

    Derek Strickland
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    Thanks to a premature video upload that was spotted by NeoGAF users, IGN has accidentally leaked the release date of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain to the world just a bit ago. According to the footage, fans can expect to play Snake’s new tactical espionage adventure on September 1, 2015 worldwide across all five platforms–PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The video has been taken down, but not before GAF’ers were able to slice it up and extract pieces of it to the internet. Oddly enough it looks like a Snake won’t break his role as the…
  • Valve Won’t Be Holding GDC 2015 Press Conference After All

    Derek Strickland
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    Valve has confirmed that it won’t be holding a big press conference at GDC 2015 today, contrary to rampant internet rumors of a Half-Life 3 reveal on 3/3 at 3pm. The news comes straight from Kotaku, who spoke to Valve marketing director Doug Lombardi to confirm the whole thing is a “big mix up”. Valve apparently has no plans to hold any kind of huge press conference today at GDC. It turns out the confused 3pm “event” is actually a game physics presentation from Valve programmer Sergiy Migdalskiy that aims at teaching “fundamental elements and practical…
  • Huawei Teases New Yet To Be Released Wearable

    Christian Crisostomo
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    People visiting Barcelona this month for the Mobile World Congress 2015 will be greeted by Huawei’s (SHE: 002502) new smart watch, which introduces a mix of old and new in a very good way. The new wearable was simply introduced as the “Huawei Watch”. The basic overall design of the watch exude a classic look and finish, something that we are accustomed to with old-century type watches. The screens are even glazed in sapphire crystal, as well as being encased in stainless steel, which clearly introduces it as more than just another wearable. What’s obviously different…
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    Terry White's Tech Blog

  • Tripod Mount for your Smartphone

    Terry White
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:11 pm
    I’ve reviewed tripod mounts for smartphones before, however the good ones I’ve looked at in the past were fine as long as you only wanted to mount your smartphone horizontally. Horizontal mounting is desired by film makers for sure. There are times when you may want a vertical mount especially if you’re shooting stills or time lapse. For this I turned to the good folks over at Arkon (the makers of mounts for just about any device) and sure enough they had one that was exactly what I was looking for. It had to be able to rotate between horizontal and vertical orientation and…
  • The Logitech Type+ for iPad Air 2 is Just Right

    Terry White
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:11 pm
    This is probably my third or forth Logitech keyboard for iPad and this one by far is the closest one to being perfect. The Logitech Type+ is a both a bluetooth keyboard and protective case. What makes this one better than the previous models is that Logitech made it even thinner so that it doesn’t add much bulk to your nice new iPad Air 2. The keyboard layout is also better. With the previous mode I was constantly hitting the  the home key (returning to the home screen) when trying to type a 1. They moved the home button up to the row at the top on this layout (thank you!). Lastly I…
  • Adobe Photoshop Turns 25

    Terry White
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Happy Birthday Adobe Photoshop! That’s right folks, it was 25 years today (February 19, 1990) that Adobe released Photoshop 1.0. It’s hard to imagine that what started out as a product that most people at the time didn’t even understand why we’d need it, would become such a phenomenon that entire industries have been built upon. I of course like many of you begin to think back to the first version of Photoshop that I ever used. For me it was Photoshop 2.0. I only used 2.0 for a short time before getting the Photoshop 2.5 upgrade. I guess I was like most people at the…
  • I’ve Released the Video You’ve Been Asking for the Most

    Terry White
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    I’ve been doing video tutorials since 2006 and I mostly concentrate on the Adobe’s design and photography products. However, I do dabble in the video tools too. Last May I thought it would be helpful to my followers if I released a How To Get Started with Adobe Premiere Pro CC – 10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do. Little did I know then that it would rise to the number three spot of my top 10 most watched videos each month with close to a quarter million views to date. Of course the other side effect was that I got tons of requests to do one on After Effects. While I…
  • Check out Nomad’s latest phone charging accessories

    Terry White
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Nomad has three new smartphone charging accessories that are pretty cool and convenient. The first one is their new NomadKey. This slightly larger than a key sized accessory means that you will always have a micro USB or Lightning cable with you right on your key ring. You can get the NomadKey Lightning here. You can get the NomadKey Micro USB here. The next one is their new NomadClip. This is great for those of you who like to clip your keys to a belt loop or backpack. You can get the NomadClip Lightning here. You can get the NomadClip Micro USB here. Last but not least is their cleverly…
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    The Evangelist Marketing Institute -- Alex L. Goldfayn -- Techniques For Revenue Growth

  • A Call From Leadership

    Alex Goldfayn
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:38 pm
    If you’re an owner, president, executive, or manager of any kind, there’s a powerful revenue growth action you can take. It requires only a few moments, and it’s memorable, effective and highly productive. Ready? It’s very complex: Call a customer you don’t normally interact with. That’s right. Reach out to a customer, and say something like this: “This is John calling from X Corp. I’m an owner [or VP, or manager] and I’m just reaching to make sure you’re pleased with our work and that we’re serving you well. Just wanted to say…
  • High-Potential Small Customers

    Alex Goldfayn
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Look at your customers by the amount of revenue they do with you. The 15-20% of companies that do the most revenue with you probably make up 70-80% of your total sales. Now look at the remaining companies — the 80-85% of your customers who are not the biggest revenue generators. How many of them can graduate into your “largest customers” category? Identify them. List them. Write down the name of the human being that buys from you next to each company. If Excel is your preference do it there. These people are your HPSCs: your High-Potential Small Customers. They are your…
  • Worst Customers, Best Customers

    Alex Goldfayn
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Bill Gates once said famously, “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source for learning.” That may be, but do you want to learn, or grow your business? Because if it’s the latter, your happiest customers are your greatest source of revenue! Unhappy customers bring us their issues on a daily basis. But the happy ones rarely call to compliment. They stay quiet. Your good work is expected, and taken for granted. We must be proactive about reaching out to our happy customers. We must ask them what they’re happy about, and uncover what we’re best at. More…
  • Expanding Customer Horizons

    Alex Goldfayn
    2 Feb 2015 | 2:24 pm
    I’m on a Disney cruise ship on our balcony, somewhere in the Caribbean, staring out at the horizon ahead. It’s infinite and endless where the ocean meets the sky, and it occurs to me that I often take it for granted. It’s just there. It’s the same in business, with our customers. What industries do you work in? How hard do you try to move beyond your “sweet spot” customer. What kinds of customers can you sell to? Can you expand your horizons there? What would it take for you to go into a category of customers you are not currently selling it? Also, flip it:…
  • Opening and Closing

    Alex Goldfayn
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    If you want to grow revenue, nothing will do so faster, easier and more dramatically than marketing. Marketing opens what sales closes. We must sell, and we must close. But we must constantly be opening new opportunities. We must consistently create new opportunities for our sales function. If all you do is close, eventually, you’re walled in, trapped, with no opportunities (for growth) in sight. Your pipeline will run dry. To open, we must systematically communicate our value to people who can buy it. That’s all marketing is. To open, to grow, me must market.   The…
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    Top News - WebProNews

  • Helen Mirren: A “Terrible Person”?

    Lacy Langley
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Helen Mirren is generally the picture of perfect grace and English poise. However, just like any other human, Helen Mirren has her discrepancies. On the red carpet for the Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2015 Spring Gala New York on Monday night, Helen Mirren decided that it was the perfect time to confess something dreadful wherein she was the cause. Helen Mirren admitted that she was the reason a man was dragged off the New York subway in “police” custody. Helen Mirren regailed listeners with her confession. She said, “I was rushing to go to the theatre with my husband…
  • Google Significantly Upgrades Contacts

    Chris Crum
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Google just released a preview of its new Contacts experience, which comes across as a major upgrade right off the bat, unlike other recent next-generation email-related offerings from the company. As Google says, the new experience makes it easier for you to keep track of the people you know and get the info you need, fast. A quick click on the preview link pretty much confirmed that for me. Whereas in the past, my Contacts have always been kind of a jumbled mess comprised largely of people I rarely interact with, the new experience puts the people I actually know and care about front and…
  • Carly Rae Jepsen Has New Song You Might Really, Really, Really, Really Like

    Lacy Langley
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Carly Rae Jepsen has been off of the musical radar for quite a while. In fact, I know it doesn’t seem like it, but 2011 was the year that saw the mega-hit “Call Me Maybe” take over radio and internet. Now, four years later, Carly Rae Jepsen is gearing up to take it all over again. Carly Rae Jepsen released a new single, called “I Really Like You”, and you just might like it back. It seems Carly Rae Jepsen finally made a song that might overtake “Call Me Maybe” in popularity. “I told her that she couldn’t come out with anything unless it…
  • Ming-Na Wen Is Glad Her Kids Like “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” And Finally Think She’s Cool

    Lacy Langley
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    MIng-Na Wen is the kick-butt pilot and weapons instructor, Melinda May, on the popular Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D series. In character, MIng-Na Wen is a woman that you do not want to mess with. Serious, matter-of-fact, and calculating, Ming-Na Wen is cool under pressure. She gets the job done no matter what, she rarely smiles, and she is one of the reasons many on Coulson’s team aren’t dead yet. However, Ming-Na Wen is quite possibly May’s polar opposite when she’s at home. Apparently, it's #nationalhugday! That should be everyday! Cyber hugs to you from #AgentsofSHIELD…
  • Marilyn Manson On His Dad’s Makeup And His Haunted House

    Lacy Langley
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Marilyn Manson rocked the cover of Paper magazine recently with his usual makeup, creepy smile, and an out-of-nowhere pair of Mickey Mouse ears. The cover was only the beginning of the Marilyn Manson spread. Paper, the magazine most recently known for the famous Kim Kardashian spread, included several shots of Marilyn Manson. One of those shots was of Marilyn Manson standing with his father, also in full makeup. I guess this is one dad that doesn’t mind his son playing in makeup. Despite all my rage. A photo posted by Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) on Mar 3, 2015 at 9:01am PST What…
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  • Microsoft Unveils Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL at MWC

    Arpit Verma
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:23 pm
    In the sea of Android phones, comes a Windows Phone device with very little razzmatazz or glamour and pretty much goes away without much of news. But, Microsoft did launch a couple of Windows Phone devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Both the devices are seen as a successor to the budget market that Microsoft is targetting to thrive in. The Lumia 640 and 640 XL are said to be Windows Phone 10 ready, though will not run the latest software OS right out of the box for now. It would be updated at a later stage, and for now the devices will run Windows Phone 8.1 with Denim update…
  • Gionee Announces the Elife S7 at MWC in Barcelona

    Arpit Verma
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:58 pm
    Gionee Mobiles has been one of the several Chinese brands out there with traction on their back when it comes to seizing the market volumes. After the launch of the Elife E7 an year ago, Gionee had set its focus on slim and size zero devices with the launch of the Elife S5.5 and the Elife S5.1. As much as we disagreed with the move for looks and sizes ahead of specifications and internal power, we really liked how the S5.1 and the S5.5 looked and felt in the hand. However, at MWC in Barcelona, Gionee decided to combine the goodness of a heavily spec’d device along with a slim chassis in…
  • Live Webcast: Watch the Gionee Elife S7 Launch from MWC in Barcelona

    Arpit Verma
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:31 am
    Gionee Mobiles is set to announce their latest flagship device, the S7 in Barcelona today. This will be the first time that the company hosts a major keynote at MWC so there is a lot of excitement around the device. After coming up with the S5.1 and the S5.5, the S7 is expected to be slightly beefier than the previous two devices. It does look like that Gionee has realised the importance of having good specifications over device that looks just sexy and hence the move to a slightly heavier exterior with internals better done. According to the leaks in the media, the device is expected to…
  • Samsung Announces the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge at MWC 2015

    Arpit Verma
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:14 pm
    The next Galaxy is here and it is as expected exactly the way every one of us had anticipated it to be. The two devices were leaked out very thoroughly over the internet in the build up campaign, intentionally or unintentionally from the company itself. However, unlike the last couple of Samsung Galaxy devices, the Galaxy S6 is an aesthetically beautiful device, which has received a lot of positive feedback from the media which is on ground having hands-on time with the phone. The body of the two devices is made out of Gorilla Glass 4 and metal very much in the design philosophy of the likes…
  • HTC Announces the HTC M9 in Barcelona

    Arpit Verma
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:59 pm
    HTC has announced the HTC M9 in Barcelona. As expected and seen through in several of the leaked images, the device is exactly as we had envisaged. It is not drastically different from what we have seen in the HTC M8 though there are a fair few things that have been changed around for better or for the worse. For the worse definitely cause HTC has done away with the dual lens setup on the back and gone with a singular camera, so for those who really liked the lens blur effect would be extremely disappointed. Other than that, the power button has been moved to the right side of the device and…
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  • Create Beautiful Facebook Covers – Youzign by Bertrand Diouly Osso and Martin Crumlish

    21 Feb 2015 | 10:02 pm
    For Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.Create Facebook covers, Twitter covers and Youtube channel arts in seconds with Youzign.This is a great way to promote your brand on social media, or you can use this feature to sell these services to clients.And that’s not all, Youzign are about to add Google+, Instagram and Pinterest plus loads more.And because the Youzign team is constantly keeping track of the latest evolution in social media marketing, you’ll never have to search for dimensions on Google ever again.Youzign take care of that.
  • How to Find Free Images For WordPress Blog – Images WordPress Plugin

    29 Dec 2014 | 4:29 pm
    One of the problems faced by Online Marketers today is to find quality images for their WordPress sites.The issue with "stealing" imagesImage scraping is a very serious offense. It infringes on people’s rights, violates their privacy, abuses their work and may likely expose you to unwanted legal action. This can potentially set you back from a couple hundred to thousands of dollars. Plus the time constraints and other affects it will have on your business. Many of us have either been victims of this or know someone who has. ImageSuite provides you with a simple solution so that you will…
  • Responsive Landing Pages and Opt-in Pages - Mobile Ready

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:20 am
    InstaBuilder 2.0 Review Demo. Build Responsive and Mobile Ready Landing Pages and Opt-in Pages.Responsive Landing Pages and Opt-in PagesYou Can Now Build Virtually Any Page In Just Minutes... Opt-in Pages,Sales Pages,Upsell Pages,Webinar Pages,Launch Pages,Bonus Pages,JV Pages,Thank You Pages,Survey Pages  Coming Soon Pages  Legal Pages  And Much More...Slick User Interface With Easy Drag & Drop TechnologyWe eliminated all the technical obstacles so developing your very own pages is now an enjoyable and amazing experience! Our fluid Drag & Drop Editor lets you…
  • Singapore 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Launched!

    8 Dec 2014 | 12:45 am
    If you know of individuals who are deserving of the award, nominate them today at
  • David Venable & Lisa Robertson Surprise an Entrepreneur

    7 Dec 2014 | 9:44 pm
    On this episode of Bethenny, we hear entrepreneur ideas. Meet Kim Meckwood, an entrepreneur who wanted to solve an everyday problem that we face, carrying mu...
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    CEOWORLD Magazine

  • Top 25 Most Promising Jobs And Professions In The United States For 2015

    Amarendra Bhushan
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    The career website Glassdoor released a list of the 25 Best Jobs and professions in America for 2015, and most of them are in the fields of healthcare, professional services, and technology. (surprise, surprise!) So if you’d like a well-paid... [[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!]]
  • Jennifer Lawrence Tops World’s Best Dressed Women List 2014

    Bettina Padurano
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:04 am
    Incredibly, Jennifer Lawrence beats off stiff competition from the likes of Kristen Stewart, Kate Middleton, Emma Watson, Angelina Jolie, and Blake Lively to the title in “The 50 Most Stylish And Best-Dressed Women In The World Of 2014“... [[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 50 Most Stylish And Best-Dressed Women In The World Of 2014

    Amarendra Bhushan
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    The Hunger Games star, Jennifer Lawrence, nicknamed J-Law, has been crowned the world’s most Stylish and best-dressed women of 2014 by UK’s Glamour magazine. Lawrence, who moved up an astounding 47 spots from last year, replaces Twilight... [[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!]]
  • Taiwanese Billionaire Banker, Tsai Wan-tsai, Fubon Group Founder Dies

    Steve Gavriliuc
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:25 am
    Taiwanese billionaire banker, founder and chairman Fubon Group, Tsai Wan-tsai, has died at the age of 86, ranked 154th-richest person in the world with a net worth of $7.9 billion. Tsai, the youngest of 4 brothers, was born into a poor... [[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!]]
  • A Russian Billionaire Spends £2 million At A Private Nightclub In Mayfair In Just 3 Hours

    Steve Gavriliuc
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    A Russian unnamed billionaire took 3 hours to spend more than £2 million at the Vashi Dominguez fine jewellery salon privé in Salvatore’s Bar at the Playboy Club last night. His purchases included an Art deco Asscher necklace for $1.5 million, three... [[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

  • Samsung reinvented the stylus by introducing the S-Pen

    Aditya Shenoy
    8 Feb 2015 | 8:40 am
    When everyone wrote off the stylus after the launch of the Apple iPhone back in 2007. Samsung took a huge risk by launching their first Note device that included a stylus in it. Tech experts had mixed reactions about the use of a stylus in smartphones.   And 3 years later after the launch of first Galaxy Note, Samsung has a created a niche audience for the device. Have a look at the reason for the success of Samsung Galaxy Note series and the S-pen: The Note’s S Pen is a rare kind of smartphone innovation: one that adds to the experience of using an extremely popular device…
  • Summary of Xiaomi’s Action Plans in India

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

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

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

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

  • Where to Sell My Smartphone to Get the Most Money?

    15 Feb 2015 | 10:38 pm
    With new smartphone recycling websites coming up everyday, it can be very confusing as to where to sell your smartphone for the best possible deal and get the most money. To get the maximum possible price, where you choose to sell your smartphone becomes very important. It often depends on a number of factors like timing of sale, local demand, type and model of your device, and the age factor. But with so many mobile phone selling services out there, the more convenient services rarely get you the best price. Before you can do that, you need to examine your smartphone to figure out what kind…
  • Android Security; Why Android 5.0 Lollipop is Not Enough!

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

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

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

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

  • xPico Wi-Fi @ Embedded World: Making IoT a Reality!

    Mark Tullio
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
    Two years ago, Lantronix launched the first in the xPico product family at Embedded World, introducing the market to the most flexible, mobile ready Wi-Fi solution for IoT and M2M applications — all in an incredibly tiny footprint. Couple that with a greatly increased brand presence and pre/post show marketing, and customers and competitors alike are commenting that Lantronix is back, in a big way. Flash forward two years and the xPico Wi-Fi is driving end-user applications and is in-market, helping make IoT a reality. Today, in real time, we’re blogging from the show floor…
  • xPico Wi-Fi Featured in EE Journal’s Fish Fry Podcast

    Mark Tullio
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Sizzle, sizzle… Fry that fish! Well, not exactly. I’m actually not talking about this…   I’m talking about this… This week, our Senior Product Line Manager Keith Chu appeared on the popular Fish Fry podcast, hosted by EE Journal. Keith talked about how our xPico Wi-Fi module was used in the ZANO drone – and the many design challenges overcome. He also discussed other applications that are ideally suited for xPico Wi-Fi. Take a listen here: The post xPico Wi-Fi Featured in EE Journal’s Fish Fry Podcast appeared first on The Lantronix Blog.
  • xPico Wi-Fi Helped ZANO Drone Soar at CES!

    Mark Tullio
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:03 pm
    In my blog post from December, I touched upon our new partnership with Torquing Group for an exciting new nano drone dubbed ZANO. With our xPico Wi-Fi module embedded inside, ZANO is able to avoid obstacles, hold its position and know exactly where it is in conjunction with your smart device, at all times. At 2015 CES in Las Vegas, Lantronix and Torquing put ZANO on the map. As the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on consumer technology, CES year in and year out displays the next generation of exciting technology. This year it was ZANO’s turn to shine! The tiny drone garnered a…
  • Konica Minolta Taps xPrintServer to Enable Easy Mobile Printing

    Mark Tullio
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:32 am
    Going mobile can be advantageous for the business user – and there’s no reason why that can’t extend to printing! We’re pleased to announce that Konica Minolta has added our xPrintServer – Cloud Print Edition to its EnvisionIT portfolio to help users improve business productivity. With xPrintServer, Konica Minolta customers can now wirelessly and securely print documents from their Android and Google Cloud Print-ready devices to any Konica Minolta bizhub MFP without installing special software or apps. It really is that simple! Added Kevin Kern, senior VP of Marketing at Konica…
  • The ZANO Drone and xPico Wi-Fi: Taking “Selfies” to a New Height!

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

  • The futuristic Google campus will have movable buildings

    Nidhi Mathew
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    The search engine giant, on Friday, unveiled plans for its new headquarters with safe habitat for wildlife and flowing waterways. The tech giant has already submitted a proposal to the Mountain View City Council; if the proposal is accepted, Google’s futuristic campus will have movable buildings that can be reassembled in the same manner as Lego bricks. Google owns an area of 7.3 million sq ft in Mountain View that can be used as office space; the company is aiming at an expansion of 3.4 million sq ft in four sites and looking to finish the first one by 2020. The plan includes…
  • Apple Watch wrapped in gold and diamond is up for $75,000

    Daris Abraham
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:17 am
    People belonging to the ultra rich club of the society and sheikhs from the Middle East should be happy to hear this news; reports suggest that a special Apple Watch wrapped in gold and diamond is now available for purchase. One would need to spend $75,000 to buy it. BRIKK, the company that turns ordinary things into extraordinary pieces for the super wealthy, is the designer of this amazing device. BRIKK will sell different variants of Apple Watch from $8000; the $75,000 device is the most expensive one of this series. BRIKK’s versions of Apple Watches will be as big as the original…
  • Toyota challenges Tesla with Mirai, an electric car that charges in 3 seconds

    Daris Abraham
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    Top Japanese automaker Toyota pioneered hybrid vehicles back in 1997 in Japan and then worldwide in 2000 with its Prius, which still reigns in its segment. Now, the automaker is looking to give stiff competition to Tesla, a company known for manufacturing electric cars. With a brand new electric car Toyota is now looking to challenge Tesla Model S. The new vehicle the Japanese automaker is working on is called  Mirai; it is an electric car that charges in just 3 seconds. Mirai will run 300 miles on one full charge, while its competitor can run only 265 miles on a single charge.
  • Acer teases new smartphone and wearable; all set to be unveiled at MWC 2015

    Adeel Inam
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:56 am
    Acer might showcase its offerings for the year 2015 in the form of a smartphone or tablet and a wearable at this year’s MWC. Both devices are expected to be put on display at the upcoming event. The Taiwanese multinational company has not yet confirmed whether one of its upcoming mobile devices will be a smartphone or a tablet; on the company’s official Facebook page, zoomed in photographs of the company’s upcoming products have been uploaded. A total number of four pictures have been uploaded. The details of the pictures are as follows: Camera lens Acer logo Side gadget…
  • VAIO all set to enter the smartphone market

    Adeel Inam
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    VAIO, at one point in time, was a revered part of Sony, but since the time the latter has decided to focus more on its smartphones, TVs and gaming console division, VAIO has operated under the Japanese Industrial Partners (JIP). This separation took place in 2014. Now, in a surprise move, VAIO is gearing up to tap into the smartphone industry by launching its very own mobile device. Reports are suggesting that the new VAIO phone might be unveiled on March 12, 2015, which is exactly a week after the Mobile World Congress 2015 will be brought to a close. VAIO has managed to take such a big…
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    The Website Owner's Manual

  • NuRelm Welcomes ISEA

    Kevin Dadey
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    Since 1933 The International Safety Equipment Association or ISEA, has been dedicated to support and promote the common business interests of its member companies who design, test, manufacture and distribute personal protective safety equipment and technologies that enable people to work in hazardous environments. ISEA member companies have set the standard for technologies and equipment for protective clothing and gear used in factories, construction sites, hospitals and clinics, farms, schools, laboratories, emergency response teams and in the home. Recently, ISEA selected NuRem to…
  • NuRelm Welcomes ARxChange

    25 Sep 2014 | 1:19 pm
    ARxChange is the nation’s largest centralized marketplace for medical receivable disposition. ARxChange provides a patent-protected integrated electronic marketplace that connects hospitals and health systems to qualified institutional capital entities that acquire structured receivables pools based on predefined pricing schedules. ARxChange recently hired NuRelm to make a good user interface on a revolutionary product even better.  By doing so, we help busy financial professionals pick exactly what they need from massive data sets. The result is better, faster decisions that…
  • Harvest Forecast for Resourcing Web Projects

    24 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    We recently switched to Harvest and they just released a new tool to sweeten the deal called Forecast. We have been thinking about a good way to handle resourcing for some time. In the past, we have setup spreadsheets and looked into other apps, but nothing did what we needed quite like this. This obviously integrates with Harvest and makes it easy to manage active projects. At first, client names didn’t show and it was hard to know what projects were being added to our schedules. The Harvest team took feedback seriously and made some updates over the last few weeks; now it’s a…
  • NuRelm Welcomes Sean Gracy!

    23 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    This is what “hard hitting frontend web development enthusiasm and skill” looks like. We would like to welcome Sean Gracy, one of our new Frontend Web Developers, to the NuRelm family.  Sean is an honors graduate of the Pittsburgh Technical Institute where he was recipient of the J. R. McCartan Outstanding Student Award. Sean has a passion for coding and designing brand new websites that excel above the standards of modern Web design.  He is also a talented singer/songwriter, musician, musical theater actor, and video aficionado who loves hockey. We are excited for Sean to be…
  • Vagrant Meets Rails

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    Getting an environment up and running with Ruby on Rails can be pretty easy on a Mac or Linux machine.  It can be a little less easy on Windows.   But, either way, using Vagrants for development environment really cleans up your development universe in a few ways: It lets you have a dedicated Vagrant, and therefore a dedicated development environment, for every project It gives you the ability to let every developer on your team have precisely the same development environment Regardless of how easy it is to setup Rails, getting up and running with a Vagrant is as easy as typing…
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  • Apple to showcase 'Shot on iPhone 6' images on billboards and print ads

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:11 pm
    We recently covered the Shot on iPhone 6 online gallery featuring images made by 77 iPhone 6 photographers from 70 cities in 24 countries, including Canadian John Lehmann from Vancouver, BC. These original and non-commissioned images were chosen among tens of thousands by Apple, and will be celebrated on various magazine print ads as well as billboards of varying sizes around the world, a testament to the creative potential of the iPhone 6's camera and proof that anyone can make great photos with today's tools and technology.
  • HP's new Spectre x360 is a versatile and premium convertible PC

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:43 pm
      Announced yesterday, the HP Spectre x360, a 13.3 inch convertible PC that delivers an ultra-thin design in a convertible form factor that's HP's thinnest and most versatile notebook yet. The HP Spectre x360 is designed with an all CNC aluminum chassis and is 15.9 millimeters in height and weighs 3.3 pounds. The device features polished metal on the sides that is achieved using a single machined cut, giving it a jewelry-like finish in a natural silver color. 
  • New hybrid of digital, online and real-time technologies to be previewed at Dx3 2015

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    It is estimated that within five years, 10% of all Canadian retail sales will be done online; Canadians were initially slow to adjust to the online retail realm, but ecommerce now is playing an increasingly significant role for major retailers. Canadian retail disruptor changeRoom - in concert with tech innovator Nymi and MasterCard - might be the key to further connecting online shoppers with physical retail. Today retail experts point to webrooming, an emerging retail trend combining online and in-store shopping, as an example of how the physical and online retails worlds collide.
  • helps you make travel plans easier with Scratchpad

    Nicole Batac
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Can’t keep track of the hotels you want to check for your next out of town trip? will do the remembering for you with its new Scratchpad feature. It’ll arrange your searches for easy retrieval and give you access to your previous search data. The feature will even show you the latest prices and available inventory for these past searches. If you use the app on your mobile phone, it’ll remember your searches so you can view them on your desktop or tablet. You can even receive customized emails to alert you about price changes.
  • Android Wear smartwatches might get iPhone support

    Nicole Batac
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    It’s so far from confirmed but rumours are swirling that Android Wear devices might get support for the iPhone. Sources for French outlet 01net claim that Google is “preparing to launch” Android Wear app on iOS as a third-party app. If this were true, that would need a bit more work since this won’t be an Android-to-Android connection. But again, no one at Mountain View is confirming nor outright denying the rumour. We just have to wait and see if you can head out and buy that new Huawei or LG smartwatch for yourself. Source: Engadget
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  • Lenovo A7000 vs YU Yureka vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G – Battle 4G @ 5.5″

    Cosmic Paladin
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:49 am
    Alright! Lenovo has officially launched the A7000 and this is a perfect contender to join in the other two who are currently ruling the scene of 5.5″ + 4G LTE midranger about the 10,000INR mark! While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G has been highly successful the YU Yureka is still a very desirable phone, so good one at that and so hard to get one’s hands on it as it gets sold out even before you can click the BUY button. Lenovo is now going to give you an option in case you wanted to move off the Redmi Note and Yureka, with a device that has similar specs and around the same price…
  • Lenovo launches A7000 – sweetens the deal with Lollipop [Specs Comparison with A6000]

    Cosmic Paladin
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:14 am
    Lenovo is all aggressive in terms of launching devices after devices in all possible segments and has been tasting success to a certain extent. In trying to move up the charts, the devices seem to arrive in a flurry! CES few weeks ago saw the launch of A6000, the entry/mid-range LTE phone and Lenovo is now leveraging the MWC to launch a successor and very quick at that – A7000. This would be empowering the predecessor with more specs and a better UI. Lets look at the specs, the pricing and the color choices of the new phone and also compare it with its predecessor without any further…
  • OnePlus One vs Mi 4 – which one is the ‘BEST’ for you?

    Cosmic Paladin
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Two of the best flagship killers of 2014, two of the best smartphones that match each other so close with the engines that run them, two of the best smartphones have been battling it out for quite a while now! Who among the  two is the winner? Which of the two devices is the best one for your preferences, your needs? Lets start off with the spec-sheet and you’d notice how they match each other in one too many departments! Similarity Strikes! Xiaomi Mi4 OnePlus One Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad-core 2.5GHz RAM 3GB DDR3 Storage 16GB / 64GB OS Android KitKat Display Type 1080p…
  • Gionee Elife S7 – All new ‘Amigo’ checks in with style at MWC 2015

    Cosmic Paladin
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    Gionee is known to come up with some really stylish and slim smartphones for the ones who need a phone to flaunt and just a while ago, they released the much anticipated Gionee Elife S7 at Mobile World Congress 2015. Lots of official teasers seemed to indicate something ‘big’ as in a huge screen would be coming up but au contraire! Its another phone around the 5″ range. Let’s run you by the specs quickly before we start talking more. Key Features: 5.2″ Super AMOLED Full HD (1080p) with 424 PPI 139.8 mm x 67.4 mm x 5.5 mm MediaTek MTK 6752, 64-bit 1.7GHz…
  • Gionee Elife E7 gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:54 am
    Gionee has finally rolled out Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Elife E7, available as an OTA update for both 16GB and 32GB variants. The KitKat update for Elife E7 is apparently released pretty late considering its younger sibling ‘the Elife E7 Mini‘ received the same update last year in July. Well, better late than never! The new version will upgrade your smartphone with KitKat 4.4.2 OS, updated Amigo Paper UI and a host of new features for a seamless user experience. Some of the features include: Shake and Delete:  Added  function that delete all recently opened…
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  • NYT vs Buzzfeed: Valuations Discrepancies – Part II

    Frédéric Filloux
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:39 am
      by Frédéric Filloux My last column about new valuations in digital media triggered an abundance of comments. Here are my responses and additions to the discussion.  The most revealing part of argument used by those who tweeted (800 of them), commented or emailed me, is how many wished things to remain simple and segregated: legacy vs. native media, content producers vs. service providers, ancestral performances indicators and, of course, the self-granted permission to a certain category of people to decide what is worthy. Too bad for cartesian minds and simplifiers, the digital…
  • Apple Car: Three More Thoughts

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:37 am
      by Jean-Louis Gassée [Update appended] Beside free publicity, and huge amounts of it, the putative Apple Car raises interesting questions about car manufacturing, the future of automobiles, and the part that an interloper such as Apple could play in this century-old industry.  The volume of comments and Twitter traffic in reaction to last week’s Monday Note, The Fantastic Apple Car, was just one small rivulet in this week’s gusher of rumors, jokes, and proclamations about Apple becoming a car manufacturer. Bloomberg takes the car as fait accompli, telling us that “Apple…is…
  • The NYTimes could be worth $19bn instead of $2bn  

    Frédéric Filloux
    15 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
      by Frédéric Filloux Some legacy media assets are vastly underestimated. A few clues in four charts.    Recent annual reports and estimates for the calendar year 2014 suggest interesting comparisons between the financial performance of media (either legacy or digital) and Internet giants. In the charts below, I look at seven companies, each in a class by itself: A few explanations are required. For two companies, in order to make comparisons relevant, I broke down “digital revenues” as they appear in financial statements: $351m for the New York Times ($182m in digital…
  • The Fantastic Apple Car

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    15 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
      by Jean-Louis Gassée Forget the iWatch, Apple Pay, and the iPhone 7…the next big thing from Cupertino will be the Apple Car. At first, I didn’t pay much attention to the Apple Car rumors. I saw them as the another wave of clickbait along the lines of the wiped-out Apple Television Set canards. I even thought of writing a little parody piece: WinCar, Microsoft Disrupts The Auto Industry. After penetrating offices and homes, Microsoft will now hitch a ride in the third most important location (and time slice) in peoples’ lives: The Car. As part of Satya Nadella’s Mobile First…
  • How Many Laws Did Apple Break?

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:56 am
      by Jean-Louis Gassée Apple’s most recent quarterly numbers broke all sorts of records and, as we shall see, a number of laws. Apple just released its numbers for the quarter ending last December, the first quarter of its 2015 Fiscal Year. The figures are astonishing: iPhones:  Apple sold 74.5M, + 57% over last year’s same quarter. iPhone revenue was $51.2B, + 57%. That’s enough iPhones for 1% of the world population, 9.4 iPhones for every second of the past quarter. I hope to see some day a documentary movie on the supply chain heroics leading (parts manufacturing,…
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  • Snapchat Hacking: How Strippers Make Money & What Musicians Need to Know

    Angela Alcorn
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    It’s rumoured to be a rival to TV. With astronomical viewing figures, original content, and good reason for advertisers to come on board, Snapchat is going places. But are you coming with it? If you’re part of the slightly older generation of social media addicts, you might still be wondering why people even use Snapchat, how Snapchat could be useful for work, and what possible reason you might have for creating your own snaps. Here’s what strippers know about making money on Snapchat and some other great reasons why you should probably get on board. How Discover Changes…
  • 5 Ways to Make Sure Public Computers You Use Are Safe

    Ben Stegner
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Most folks have their own computers these days. Between smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops, you probably have Internet access pretty much all the time. However, sometimes you’ll find yourself using a computer that’s not yours – perhaps you’re visiting a friend, using public resources at the library, or your work requires you to log into different systems all day. Public WiFi is dangerous no matter what computer you’re on, but foreign machines demand even greater caution. Whenever you have to use a computer that’s open to the public, make sure you…
  • Mac Won’t Boot? A Step-By-Step Guide to Waking It Up

    Jessica Coccimiglio
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Last month my dad brought home a 2011 MacBook Pro that his work didn’t want because the battery wouldn’t charge. Plugged in, it worked for about a week, then it simply stopped booting. He said, if we could get it to work, we would keep it. The following article documents my tale from the trenches in trying to bring a Mac to life. Though I ultimately failed to bring it to working condition for reasons I will get into later, I hope this story and instructions can be of use to someone else out there trying to revive a Mac. Battery/Power First...Read the full article: Mac…
  • The BASIC Guide to GAMBAS: All You Need To Know

    Matthew Hughes
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you owned a computer in the 80s, you almost certainly knew BASIC. Each microcomputer came with their own spin on the language, and it wasn’t uncommon to while away a Saturday afternoon copying code from a magazine line by line. The end product would almost always be some kind of game, or an interesting visual effect. It inspired an entire generation of coders. But BASIC died around the same time the Commodore 64 did, and it wasn’t really replaced. As Windows came on to the scene, it was no longer required to write code in order to use a computer....Read the full article: The…
  • Are You Nearsighted or Farsighted? Tips to Make Windows More Accessible for Young & Old

    Guy McDowell
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Screens and eyes – partners in the relationship between us and our computers. Yet they seem to be at war with each other sometimes, don’t they? Computers use print that’s too small, your eyesight changes, you get headaches and stress, and the computer gets called a lot of dirty names. It doesn’t have to be that way! Remember that you command your computer. Just learn how and Windows can make reading easier for you. Of course, if you’re using a small or old monitor, you may want to upgrade your monitor to something newer and bigger. Let’s take a look at…
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  • Jam Out Like a Rockstar: Top 5 Wireless Speakers for Your Home

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Wireless speakers are the perfect addition to homes for the ultimate audio experience. Mobile devices like Android smart phones and tablets, iPhones and iPads, Macs, and PCs can transmit high-quality audio to every corner in your house. Some can also be repositioned wherever they are needed at the moment. How each speaker system connects to your music devices, though, could be either of two main ways. Some speakers will use Bluetooth connection while others connect to the local Wifi network. They each have their own strengths and which one is right for you rely on your needs. Other…
  • 12 Charming Hand Lettered Quotes by Neil Tony Porter

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Neil Tony Porter is a Hand Letterer and Graphic Designer from London. He helps build magical brands at the entertainment company Mind Candy. Neil has a passion for children’s branding, typography, and visual story. He recently contacted me to show me his hand lettered quotes and I was flabbergasted. I instantly feel in love with his style and decided to share them with you today. These quotes are electrifying, inspiring, and motivational. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I did. Be sure to visit Neil’s website to check out more of his work:…
  • 40 Digital Paintings to Nurture Growing Artists

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Digital painting is quite similar to traditional painting, except that instead of using some paint and canvas, you would create your masterpiece in a computer. A digital painting could possibly be first created through free hand using traditional painting medium such as acrylic paint, oils, ink, watercolor, canvas cloth, or paper, and then digitalized after by means of computer software such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator among others. The Technique There are a number of different forms of digital art – photo manipulation, pixel art, digital photography, motion graphics, to name a few…
  • Earth Porn: 30 Staggering Photos of Mother Nature

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:06 pm
    It has been said often enough that beauty is in the eye of the eye of the beholder and if you look closely enough, you can actually see beauty in everything. Those are nice words to live by and they do show you a great way to appreciate the earth but sometimes, to see truly magnificent views, you will have to travel to different places where Mother Nature hides her best features. Her Secrets Mother Nature has many different mysteries and faces that are not always exposed so randomly and casually. For people who appreciate the earth and what she means, the photos shown below will have you…
  • 10 Luxury Hotels That Will Make You Drool

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Every once in a while, it’s nice to go out and take a break from all the stress in your life. When you find yourself looking for your next destination or simply looking for something to look forward to, you can check out these hotels and consider visiting them during your next trip! These luxury hotels can surely make you feel relaxed and pampered especially if you need that well-deserved break: 1. Bambu Indah Villa, Bali, Indonesia This is an eco-luxury hotel in the wonderful island of Bali, Indonesia. This hotel connects you with nature and each of the villas has a luxurious yet…
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    Technology News from SciGuru Science News

  • Supersonic electrons could produce future solar fuel

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:49 am
    Researchers from institutions including Lund University have taken a step closer to producing solar fuel using artificial photosynthesis. In a new study, they have successfully tracked the electrons’ rapid transit through a light-converting molecule. The ultimate aim of the present study is to find a way to make fuel from water using sunlight. This is what photosynthesis does all the...
  • Green, cheap, efficient photocatalyst for stable visible water splitting

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    A novel photocatalyst made of carbon and nitrogen proves to be highly efficient in solar water splitting enabling cheap and stable generation of hydrogen. Production of H2 and O2 from overall water splitting using solar energy is a promising means of renewable energy storage. In the past 40 years, a host of inorganic and organic systems have been developed as photocatalysts for water splitting...
  • The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:19 am
    Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of light at the same time. Now, scientists at EPFL have succeeded in capturing the first-ever snapshot of this dual behavior.
  • LED Technology Manipulates Atoms to Produce White Light Efficiently

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:11 am
    Hieu Pham Trung Nguyen, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is exploring new methods for producing highly efficient LED lighting by using nanomaterials that can be manipulated with precision at the atomic level. His research on the topic has been published in Scientific Reports, an online publication affiliated with the journal Nature.
  • Building tailor-made DNA nanotubes step by step

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:55 am
    Researchers at McGill University have developed a new, low-cost method to build DNA nanotubes block by block – a breakthrough that could help pave the way for scaffolds made from DNA strands to be used in applications such as optical and electronic devices or smart drug-delivery systems.
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  • Glukosamin – Effektivt?

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Glukosamin Med tanke på de problem med leder, särskilt knän och axlar, jag haft från och till så skulle jag ändå vilja påstå att min erfarenhet är ganska betydlig nu vad gäller sådana problem och vad som kan göras åt dem. Jag har testat det mesta. Däribland diverse kosttillskott. Ett av dessa, som jag för tillfället tar dagligen, är Glukosamin. Vad är Glukosamin för något? Det är ett kosttillskott bestående av en viss kolhydrat eller sockermolekyl som visat sig ha effekt mot verk i leder och liknande problem. Intressant nog så används det i Sverige av läkare i…
  • Sköna Gröna Lund

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    Grönalunds pariserhjul? Vad är både grönt och på en sommardag skönt? Just det, Gröna Lund… Själv har jag endast varit där två gånger i mitt 22-åriga liv. Med tanke på hur få gånger jag ens varit i Stockholm så är andelen gånger jag även besökt Gröna Lund ganska stor. Det jag minns allra mest är utan tvekan det upp-och-ner-vända huset. Det var nåt nytt det minsann. Sedan fanns där en och annan cool berg-och-dal-bana med, även om Liseberg trumpat dem på senare år. Med denna bristande erfarenhet av Stockholms nöjesfält-stolthet är det lite svårt att skaka…
  • Skara Sommarland – När En Dag Där Inte Är Mer Än Rätt

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:45 am
    Skara sommarland! Skara, Skara, Skara… En liten obetydlig plats som antagligen få kännt till idag, om det inte vore för herr Bert Karlsson. I de flestas mening har skara två saker som gör att en dag där kan bli jäkligt kul. De har vatten-landet och de har gokart. I mitt tycke har de bara en sak vilket är vatten-landet (så pass annorlunda är jag alltså inte trots allt). De som inte har varit där undrar kanske då varför jag inte nämner de vanliga attraktionerna som de läst och hört om skall finnas i Skara Sommarland också. Det är för att dessa inte kan jämföras på…
  • Liseberg – Sveriges Bästa Nöjespark Eller Enbart Överskattat?

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:43 am
    Lisebergs Slänggungorna! Göteborgare som jag är så har jag ju givetvis besökt Liseberg många gånger i mitt liv. Det började med guldpass så tidigt som vid 10 års ålder och sedan några år i rad tills jag, tro det eller ej, tröttnade. För mycket av det goda helt enkelt. Allt blir tråkigt då. Men såhär i vuxen ålder då, vad tycker jag nu om Liseberg? Något för alla Om det är något som är särskilt bra med Liseberg så är det just det faktum att det passar alla. För de yngsta finns Kaffekopparna och diverse karuseller, små grodorna och så vidare. För de lite äldre…
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    Insivia Marketing + Web Design

  • Take AIM: How to Target the Right Audience

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:04 am
    “Anyone with an internet connection and an idea can develop an audience.” These words were spoken by actor Kevin Spacey at last year’s Content Marketing World to 2,600 marketing professionals and, to put it simply, he’s right. But marketing isn’t just about building an audience, it’s about building the right audience. A lot of time and money is wasted when trying to sell a service or product to the wrong individual. Instead, you need to create a strategic marketing plan to delves into who your target audience is and how you can reach it. Let’s break down how you can target the…
  • Small Ways to Add Big Personality to Your IT Site

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:02 am
    Offering managed IT services or implementing VOIP may not seem like the most thrilling service offerings. And some people go so far as thinking these offerings are downright boring (gasp!). Never forget, though, that your services are very much needed. And just because IT stereotypically may not be the sexiest industry, there are plenty of ways to step up your game when it comes to showing off your brand. The first impression people have of your business is often your website. So, it’s time to make it more fab than drab. Here are four small ways you can add big personality to your IT site:…
  • Improve Your Business Presentations with Prezi

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:57 am
    Engaging presentations with effective visuals can be key when trying to capture your audience’s attention. Each day we’re constantly bombarded with information and if you’re anything like me, my attention span seems to be thinning day by day. We’ve all sat through someone’s presentation slide after slide trying our best to ignore the text message that just popped up or the Facebook notification that just came in on our iPhone. So, if you’re looking to put together an exciting presentation that will actually keep your audience’s attention, your first thought might not want to…
  • When Custom Development is the Right Business Solution

    18 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    One thing I’ve learned over the years in marketing is that if you’re not challenging yourself to come up with new ideas, your efforts will eventually plateau. A robust amount of leads won’t just magically come in each month when you put your marketing on autopilot. But maybe your company is set with its services and products. Then what? Well, it’s time to get creative. Offer these services and products in a new way. You can sell the same thing for years as long as you adapt the way you’re selling it. To do so, many are turning to custom development, like apps and microsites or…
  • Marketing Campaigns You Can Fall in Love With

    13 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    Valentine’s day is a time for love, chocolate and marketing. No, really. We’ve seen an increase in spend and a growing number of purchases outside of the traditional spousal gifting in recent years. February 14 has grown to be a very important date to marketers. But don’t stifle the brilliance displayed during holiday campaigns to one day or season! Learn how you can take tactics from successful Valentine’s day marketing campaigns and translate them  to your everyday marketing strategies. Starbucks & Match Not everyone is lucky in love, so Starbucks and decided to team…
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    Top News - MIT Technology Review

  • Smart Watches Show More Style and Substance

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:23 pm
    New and improved smart watches were unveiled at Mobile World Congress—but consumers remain unconvinced.From telling the time to telling you how many times you’ve been retweeted, watches keep taking on new functions. The ones on show at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, finally add form to their functionality—but it remains far from clear what the killer features are for these devices.
  • Zuckerberg: Internet Growth Means More than Drones

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Efforts to expand Internet access via mobile technologies may be stymied by economic and social challenges.Mark Zuckerberg said today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, that, Facebook’s effort to subsidize Internet access in the developing world, has brought new people online and helped telecommunications operators pick up new data subscribers around the world. “It works,” Zuckerberg said.
  • A Smart-Watch Pioneer Has an Answer for Apple

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    As the Apple Watch casts a shadow across the smart-watch market, Pebble preps a wrist-worn gadget with a color e-paper display.If Eric Migicovsky, founder and CEO of smart-watch maker Pebble, is nervous about Apple’s looming entry into his company’s turf, he isn’t showing it.
  • Bitcoin-Inspired Digital Currency to Power Mobile Savings App

    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A nonprofit experiments with using digital currency to give poor teenagers their first experience of financial services.Proponents of the digital currency Bitcoin have often argued that money made out of computer code could help poor people access financial services. But so far applications for the technology have been almost exclusively aimed at people with Internet access and smartphones. Now a South African nonprofit is preparing to give the idea its first real test.
  • Nano-Architecture

    17 Feb 2015 | 9:05 pm
    A Caltech scientist creates tiny lattices with enormous potential.Availability: 3-5 years
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    D Evil's Own Paradise by Dr.A.Cool AAH

  • Women Entrepreneurs up close in Dilli Haat!

    10 Feb 2015 | 3:15 am
    One fine warm wintry Sunday, decided to go to Dilli Haat to hunt for a copper finger ring for my son. Did not get the ring, but yes, the new theme was pretty fresh.The Ministry of Women and Child Development had organised an exhibition on the Women of India in Dilli Haat.  Women artisans and entrepreneurs from across India had their various products displayed.As usual there were your usual press photographers, and of course many other photographers armed with their DSLR cameras and fancy lenses and tripods, shooting anything and everything that moved or did not move. :-)This…
  • World Cup FIFA songs (playlist)

    26 May 2014 | 2:24 am
  • Tripura Rahasyam

    11 Feb 2014 | 9:54 am
    Tripura Rahasyamgreat stuff. Now I just need to findthe book ;-)
  • Options for Android :-) The Future of Android

    10 Sep 2013 | 10:52 am
    So we had an eventful 2-3 weeks..Nokia bought out by Microsoft, KitKat and Google android and now the IOS 7 launch ...iPhone 5??!! whatever#pastries #desserts etcsuddenly remembered an old photograph I had taken.. #google have a look for inspirationFor some more entertainment have a look at theseAndroid KitKat 4.4
  • The safest safe

    19 Aug 2013 | 10:32 am
    Guarded by the skulls and bones
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  • National Geographic SmartPhone Photographer Stephen Alvarez

    Joanne Carter
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    Here’s a very interesting article on the Micosoft Stories blog written by Geoff Carter (no relation) regarding Stephen Alvarez a National Geographic Photographer of over 20 years, who was recently […] The post National Geographic SmartPhone Photographer Stephen Alvarez appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Photography Competition – Free to Enter – Environmental Photographer of the Year

    Joanne Carter
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    Now open for entries, the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and film. The competition is free […] The post Photography Competition – Free to Enter – Environmental Photographer of the Year appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • ARTmobile – A New Mobile Photography and Art Book

    Joanne Carter
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    I am very happy to mention this new book venture on  ARTmobile is an editorial project aimed at publishing, the work of eight talented mobile photographers. This is a […] The post ARTmobile – A New Mobile Photography and Art Book appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Pic of the Day (45) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:52 am
    Here’s day forty five of our brand new Pic of the Day section via Instagram.  Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pic of the […] The post Pic of the Day (45) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – Winner Announced – 3 March 2015

    Joanne Carter
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:08 am
    Huge congratulations to our APPart Color of the Day with Pantone Daily Challenge winner. Yesterday’s Color of the Day was Bay (12-5507) with the adjectives and nouns, ‘Emotional, Creative, High […] The post APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – Winner Announced – 3 March 2015 appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • Alzheimer’s Disease – Routine Tests Facilitate Early Diagnosis and Treatment

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:49 am
    Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Known as the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s is a general term for loss of memory and other intellectual abilities that potentially interferes with daily life. Reports suggest that more than 5 million Americans are living with the disease. In most people, symptoms first appear after the age of 65 years. It is estimated that 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. There are different signs and symptoms associated with…
  • How to Avoid a RAC Audit?

    Meghann Kiernan
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC) audits, as physicians know, are part of the government’s program to reduce fraud, waste, and errors in medical billing practices, especially Medicare and Medicaid. Improper payments include incorrect payment amounts, miscoding, non-covered services including those that are not reasonable and necessary, and duplicate services. Though RAC audits came under scrutiny recently and were put on hold, the government announced plans to restart them in August 2014. Physician practices need to be ready for complex and automated reviews on claims related to spinal…
  • ACA Grace Period and Importance of Insurance Verification

    Natalie Tornese
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), consumers who purchase subsidized coverage through health insurance marketplace (receiving premium assistance through federal tax subsidies) are given a 90-day grace period for paying their premiums before insurers are allowed to drop the coverage. Many reports show that though several people signed up for exchange plans, they have not paid premiums to maintain the coverage. Tracking down the patient months after providing a service to collect payment is really difficult. This marks the importance of performing insurance verification for exchange plan…
  • Google Health Search and Medical SEO

    Julie Clements
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:55 pm
    SEO is important for physician practices, hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Healthcare practices may be in the business of imparting health, but they face stiff competition as in any other field. They need medical search engine optimization services to get favorably placed in search results. Now, with Google launching its new online medical information initiative in the US, people are surely going to be using the search engine more and more to look for health-related info. Medical practices must capitalize on this new development. Why Medical SEO is Relevant Google has introduced…
  • What You Should Know About Enrollment in Obamacare

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:12 am
    Obamacare rolled out on January 1, 2014 and for those who enrolled in a health plan on December 24, 2013 via a federal or state health insurance exchange, coverage began on January 1, 2014. It’s important to know the facts. Many young adults are putting off buying health insurance through the exchange and think they would be better off paying the penalty of $95 a year or 1% of their income (whichever is higher). With plans on state-based exchanges costing as much as $200 to $300, young people also feel that it would be better to sign up for Obamacare only when they have a serious health…
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    Latest News, Reviews & More from TechReviewSource

  • Report: iPhone Explodes in Man’s Pocket

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:29 am
    One Long Island man is cursing his iPhone after it reportedly burst into flames in his pocket, causing third-degree burns. Erik Johnson, 29, said he was in New Jersey at a cousin's wake when he suddenly felt a severe burning on the side of his leg. The cause of the pain? Johnson's iPhone 5c had […]
  • Google Confirms Plans for Wireless Service

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    Google today confirmed that it is exploring the option of offering a wireless service. During a keynote at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sundar Pichai, Google's SVP of Android, Chrome, and Google Apps, said that in order to push Android forward, you always need to be looking ahead. That's why Google got into the hardware […]
  • LG 65EC9700

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The 65-inch curved OLED LG 65EC9700 delivers an absolutely superb picture. In fact, it's one of the best televisions we've ever tested. But be prepared to pay for being on the cutting edge of HDTV tech. Read more ...
  • Lenovo to Ditch Bloatware on Windows 10 PCs

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    In the wake of the recent Superfish gaffe, Lenovo this week promised to strip its consumer PCs of bloatware going forward. "By the time we launch our Windows 10 products, our standard image will only include the operating system and related software, software required to make hardware work well (for example, when we include unique […]
  • Radioshack Name for Sale, Starting at $20 Million

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Feel like owning RadioShack? Not the business or its assets, but the RadioShack name. If you're interested, you just have to pony up at least $20 million, which is the cost of an opening bid for those looking to buy the ex-electronics retailer's moniker. OK, so it's doubtful that you have that much spare change sitting around, and you […]
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  • Email from Ello on Google's recent ban – ————————————–…

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Email from Ello on Google's recent ban - ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March is NSFW Month on Ello! Following Google’s decision to ban NSFW content from Blogger (followed by an awkward reversal), we decided to celebrate freedom of speech on Ello by naming March NSWF Month. You can’t ban some content without seriously impacting freedom of speech for everyone. The last people we want to dictate what we can't say on the Internet are the advertisers that control big ad-based social networks. Ello doesn’t believe in... Read…
  • Costco strikes credit card deal with Citi and Visa, shifting away from American…

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    Costco strikes credit card deal with Citi and Visa, shifting away from American Express beginning April 1, 2016 Costco Wholesale Corporation - Investor Relations - Costco - News Release -- () -- -- ("Costco") (NASDAQ: COST) today announced it has entered into a new co-brand credit card program agreement with Citi and an acceptance and co-brand incentive agreement with Visa. The implementation of these agreements is subject to the purchase of the existing co-brand credit card... Read…
  • Skype, OneNote and OneDrive are all preloaded on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 devic…

    1 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Skype, OneNote and OneDrive are all preloaded on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 devices being shown, according to multiple reports out of the event. Read the rest of the story at
  • Skype, OneNote and OneDrive are all preloaded on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 devic…

    1 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Skype, OneNote and OneDrive are all preloaded on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 devices being shown, according to multiple reports out of the event. Read the rest of the story at
  • Skype, OneNote and OneDrive are all preloaded on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 devic…

    1 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Skype, OneNote and OneDrive are all preloaded on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 devices being shown, according to multiple reports out of the event. Read the rest of the story at
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    1E Blogs - Software Lifecycle Automation

  • Non-Human Resource Based Austerity

    Mike Patchett
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    “Austerity” is now a way of life in the Public Sector. In the United Kingdom we have lived through five years of the process so far and whatever the result of the upcoming General Election, whichever party is in Government or Coalition, the concept of expecting more from Public Services for less will continue well into the next Parliament. Yet after five years of budget reductions, most of the easy options for making cuts have been exercised by those tasked with delivery of services. When faced with a budget cut often it is a process of what can be seen can be cut, unfortunately the most…
  • 1E Free Tools Now Includes UpdateBootImage GUI

    Adrian Todd
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:26 am
      A few days ago a small utility I created, called UpdateBootImageGUI, was published to the 1E free tools site. This utility is used internally at 1E by Consultants and Solution Engineers to help with creating the long and complex command line that is used when implementing 1E PXE Everywhere. The command line tool UpdateBootImage.exe is a component of 1E Nomadand is included with PXE EverywhereIt is used to modify the boot wim to make it suitable for use with PXE EverywhereRefer to Crêting a PXE boot image on ConfigMgr 2012 for detailsIt requires 7 distinct pieces of information to be…
  • IBM, and 1E – Advancing IT Automation Through Standards

    Steve Klos
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:06 am
    At the 2015 IBM Interconnect conference, Jay Venega and Brian Turner of IBM, and Steve Klos of and 1E discussed how software vendors are adapting to the requirements placed on them by their customers for more accurate software information and the ability to automate IT operations. The presentation focused on SWID tags and how they can be used to accurately identify the software vendor specific details for software installed on a device.  IBM is now distributing SWID tags with all software products except those targeted for mainframe systems.   Copies of the presentation are…
  • 5 things to fix before you consider Windows 10

    Shawn Cardamon
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:04 am
    Well, we talked about the five reasons not to migrate to Windows 8, but instead to skip straight to Windows 10, and since you believe that was 100% solid, let us talk now about what you need to do in order to be prepared for that jump to diez.  Or, as we like to call it within the CM community, the process of “please, oh please, do not let Windows 7 happen to me again.” In all seriousness, Windows 7 was tough for everyone, and I mean everyone within an enterprise IT environment.  This OS migration effort was the hardest hitting to date and is one of those topics where no matter who is…
  • 5 Reasons to skip Windows 8 and go direct to Windows 10

    Shawn Cardamon
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:22 am
    Right down to business, let’s talk about the top five reasons I personally see to skip Windows 8, and go direct to Windows 10. Through a ton of exposure to numerous IT firms during my time as a ConfigMgr admin and Solutions Engineer, I see the path ahead and it is not Windows 8 for most organizations. This advice should be taken in context of course, as this mindset applies to the greater audience of enterprise IT and not your trendy tech firm stocked with people who build their own PCs on a regular basis. Oh, and if you are reading this and asking yourself the question “is 1E on Windows…
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  • Backing up Azure Blobs

    Herve Roggero
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    Originally posted on: customers adopt the Microsoft Azure platform, the need to backup Azure Blobs is becoming increasingly important. That’s because Azure Blobs are used by both the Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) components of Microsoft Azure. In fact, Azure Blobs are also becoming more popular with local software applications that need a central location to store configuration information and application logs. Since Blobs are a form of data, there is a need to back them…
  • ClipX – an indispensable tool

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:22 am
    Originally posted on: found ClipX a few years ago and have used it every day since. The ability to have a searchable history of copied text and images from a hot key (I use ctrl+shift+z) has been invaluable. It’s saved me a lot of time where I can just search for something I copied earlier in the day or even yesterday. It hasn’t been updated since 2008, but still works on my Windows 7 machine. Visual Studio has this with ctrl+shift+v, but I like to have this anywhere in Windows. I’d be open to a…
  • Migrating SSRS Reports and Schedules

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    Originally posted on: you’re like me, you’ve found yourself in need of a quick and easy way to migrate between SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) servers.  You want it configured identically and don’t want to do it manually.  Luckily nunespascal started a great utility called reportsync for doing exactly this.  Unfortunately I ran into many problems with this utility when migrating my environment.  Since this project hasn’t been updated since 2012, I decided to fork this project…
  • Beware of , Another useless music streaming app :(

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:39 am
    Originally posted on: a long time I am searching for a app which help me to listen the songs. In 2009 I have known a  website called ( which allow me to listen songs through their site. it work good. Just play artist and it will play similar kind of songs to you. It work good and I am happy. It’s free of cost solution at that time. If you search for songs and play that by going to that site it will work good as usual. From last few months ( I read on Reddit that…
  • Python OOP

    1 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Originally posted on: Back in the day, I did a fair bit of work with BioPython – I thought it was time to revisit this glue language ! Classes Python allows for the definition of classes. The builtin __init__ function serves as the ctor. Remember to pass self as 1st param to all class functions class MyClass(): def __init__(self): self.y = 5 def doSomething(self): pass x = MyClass() x.doSomething() Static methods use @classmethod to specify that a function is static – dont have to instantiate to call it. class…
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    Slice of MIT by the Alumni Association

  • MIT Alumni Share Their Thoughts on “Most Successful” List

    Jay London
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    On February 3, Slice of MIT linked to an article on that listed the 21 “most successful” MIT alumni. As Slice mentioned at the time, determining success is entirely subjective and determining the most successful MIT alumnus is impossible. We were not endorsing the website’s arbitrary list, but we did hope it would generate […]
  • MIT Alumnus, 81, Aims to be Oldest Ironman

    Jonathon Braden
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    In 1962, an MIT professor visited the graduate class of Bill Linder SM ’65, PhD ’68 graduate class at the industrial design school he was attending in Germany after leaving the U.S. Army. Linder, who had already earned a degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1956, was so impressed with the professor that he transferred to MIT to study civil and environmental engineering. The decision would […]
  • Photo of the Week by Clinton Blackburn ’08—February 28, 2014

    Alan Scott
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Clinton Blackburn is a photographer in Cambridge, MA. View more work on his website. View other alumni photos of the week.
  • Slice of MIT’s Anthology of Sports

    Jay London
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    The number of MIT alumni involved in professional sports grows each year. Thanks to these alumni, plus events like the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (SSAC), which begins today, the Institute’s imprint on the sports landscape is increasing. To celebrate this growing connection, the Alumni Association has spotlighted alumni working in sports fields all week. […]
  • Coach, Trailblazer Linda Muri Leads MIT’s Boathouse Renewal

    Jill Hecht Maxwell
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Update: Dartmouth College named Linda Muri ’85 head coach of women’s rowing in August 2014.  Harvard rowing coach Linda Muri is the only woman to have led a Division I men’s boat to a collegiate national championship. In fact, for 15 years she was the only female coach of a Division I men’s team. But Muri’s next […]
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    brian teeman - blog

  • Big photos - size matters?

    6 Feb 2015 | 8:59 pm
    You've probably noticed that I use some pretty big photos on each blog post here. That should mean big file sizes - but it doesn't have to. When you take a high resolution digital photo and simply resize it for your web site you are NOT compressing it. Or if you are, then you are probably not compressing it as much as you could be. Lets take the photo on this post as an example. The original photo from is 720kb and 2511 × 1671 pixels. I only need an image that is 790 x 420 so I will use Preview on my mac to resize and crop it. Now the image is only 85kb. That's great but…
  • Increase the screen resolution on your Macbook

    6 Feb 2015 | 2:48 pm
    I use a macbook air as my only computer and I do not have an external display. This means that my screen has a maximum resolution of 1440 x 900. For those of you with multiple monitor setups you might think it is odd but it works for me and forces me to concentrate on the task at hand (or it would if I didn't have a tablet and phone as well). Visiting a friend over xmas I connected the laptop to a large HD screen to watch a movie. I was surprised to see that the resolution on the laptop also increased. How was that possible? How was my laptop displaying at a higher resolution when connected…
  • Free Joomla Support

    5 Feb 2015 | 9:40 am
    Everyday I receive emails, tweets, facebook and skype messages seeking free Joomla support. It is usually "urgent" and always without enough information for me to answer correctly. I am happy to help anyone at anytime with their Joomla web site but are you really using the best and quickest way to ask for that help? I might not be online. I might be busy. I am not being rude and ignoring you. I just can't answer the question from the information that you have asked. From today I will no longer be responding to any free Joomla support requests via twitter, skype, email or facebook. Get Free…
  • Front End Module Editing in Joomla 3.4

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    In all the years that I have used Joomla I have never really seen the need for front end editing. Why bother? I could just do everything in the admin. There were always too many things that I couldn't do on the front end that meant I was forever switching between the two. Editing your site can be hard I get it that people don't want to be bothered with the complex interface of the administrator and prefer to edit their content in place. This has been possible for a very long time in Joomla for content items but not for modules. So you still needed to switch to the admin interface to edit…
  • That's a great question

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:21 am
    For years when creating web sites we've added a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section to our site. Please stop NOW. You don't need an FAQ The usual answer is that this is where we put all the questions that people are always asking us and it saves time answering the same questions over and over again. That's why it is called "frequently asked questions" - makes sense doesn't it. NO! Think about it Why is everyone asking those questions? There are several reasons but they all come down to it being your fault. If you had written clearer content then people wouldn't have any questions. If you…
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    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC

  • The Changing Face of Technology and Innovation

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:19 pm
    A friend of mine’s son recently returned from an extended absence which basically removed him from nearly all aspects of technology, including the Internet, for a bit longer than 5 years. Upon return, observing him restore his awareness of technologies and absorb all things new developed over the past 5 years was both exciting and moving. To be fair, the guy grew up in an Internet world, with access to online resources including Facebook, Twitter, and other social applications. The interesting part of his re-introduction to the “wired” world was watching the comprehension flashes he…
  • Can IT Standards Facilitate Innovation?

    9 Feb 2015 | 11:38 am
    IT professionals continue to debate the benefits of standardization versus the benefits of innovation, and the potential of standards inhibiting engineer and software developer ability to develop creative solutions to business opportunities and challenges.  At the Open Group Conference in San Diego last week (3~5 February) the topic of  standards and innovation popped up not only in presentations, but also in sidebar conversations surrounding the conference venue. In his presentation “SOA4BT (Service-Oriented Architecture for Business Technology) – From Business Services to…
  • SDNs in the Carrier Hotel

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Carrier hotels are an integral part of global communications infrastructure.  The carrier hotel serves a vital function, specifically the role of a common point of interconnection between facility-based (physical cable in either terrestrial, submarine, or satellite networks) carriers, networks, content delivery networks (CDNs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and even private or government networks and hosting companies. In some locations, such as the One Wilshire Building in Los Angeles, or 60 Hudson in New York, several hundred carriers and service providers may interconnect physically…
  • Risk Management Strategies for IT Systems

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Risk management has been around for a long time.  Financial managers run risk assessments for nearly all business models, and the idea of risk carries nearly as many definitions as the Internet.  However, for IT managers and IT professionals, risk management still frequently takes a far lower priority that other operations  and support activities. For IT managers a good, simple definition for RISK may be from the Open FAIR model which states: “Risk is defined as the probable frequency and magnitude of future loss”   Risk management should follow a structured process acknowledging…
  • PTC 2015 Wraps Up with Strong Messages on SDNs and Automation

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization (NVF) themes dominated workshops and side conversations throughout the PTC 2015 venue in Honolulu, Hawai’i this week. SDNs, or more specifically provisioning automation platforms service provider interconnections, and have crept into nearly all marketing materials and elevator pitches in discussions with submarine cable operators, networks, Internet Exchange Points, and carrier hotels. While some of the material may have included a bit of “SDN Washing,” for the most part each operators and service provider engaging in the…
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    Big Data Big Analytics

  • Getting Value From Your Data Series: It’s All About the Team

    Marilyn Craig
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:21 pm
    By Marilyn Craig & Mary Ludloff Welcome back to the third post in our series on how to get value from your data. As we stated in a previous post: “Data, without the proper use of analytics, is meaningless. If data is the new oil, think of analytics as the oil drills—you need both to be successful.” Of course, getting to “success” is not easy as anyone involved in an analytics project will tell you. This series walks you through our methodology on what it takes—from inception to proof of concept to implementation and deployment—to navigate project pitfalls. However, if…
  • Trend #1: Digital Advertising Comes of Age and Continues to Propel the Growth of Data Brokers and Markets

    Mary Ludloff
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:58 pm
    By Mary Ludloff & Terence Craig Authors’ Note: As promised, this is trend number one in our take on the top ten privacy trends or the more things change, the more they stay the same. Although similar to David Lettermen’s Top Ten lists, our list is not as funny (unless we get points for sarcasm). We would like to remind you that sifting through the media coverage, books, blog posts, and research studies has been no easy task and trying to understand how all of it fits into the larger privacy landscape has been even harder. Added to that, our list is sure to elicit a litany of…
  • Privacy and Big Data—Update on the Update

    Mary Ludloff
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:02 pm
    By: Mary Ludloff and Terence Craig We’ve been promising an update to our book, Privacy and Big Data, since the just pre- and mostly post-Snowden era. When we proposed and wrote the book it was to fill a void. At the time, there was a lack of mainstream attention to the issues of privacy by the media and a lack of understanding of the issues and implications we all face in the digital world. As tech veterans of long standing, we have seen our world transformed for better and for worse by our industry. Much of the “worst” we chronicled in our book and at the time its release, many…
  • In a pii (Privacy, Identity, Innovation) Conference State of Mind

    Mary Ludloff
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:33 pm
    By Mary Ludloff Although this year has been extremely busy for us, Terence and I always find time for this event: The Privacy Identity Innovation Conference.  Natalie Fonseca, the Co-Founder and Executive Producer of it, is the driving force behind its ongoing success. This year’s program focuses on: “… the latest developments in areas like mobile, biometrics, the Internet of Things and big data. Learn about emerging trends and business models driving the personal information economy, and get guidance on developing strategies and best practices to build trust with your users.” It…
  • Getting Value From Your Data Series: Who Is Your Target Customer?

    Mary Ludloff
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:41 pm
    By Mary Ludloff and Marilyn Craig Welcome back to the second post in our series on how to get value from your data. As we stated in a previous post: “Data, without the proper use of analytics, is meaningless. If data is the new oil, think of analytics as the oil drills—you need both to be successful.” Of course, getting to “success” is not easy as anyone involved in an analytics project will tell you. This series walks you through our methodology on what it takes—from inception to proof of concept to implementation and deployment—to navigate project pitfalls.
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    EMA Blog Community

  • PFP CyberSecurity Breaks on to the Scene to Identify Malware at the Chip Level.

    David Monahan
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    A few weeks ago, I briefed with a new company called PFP Cybersecurity, also known as Power Fingerprinting, Inc., and was so intrigued by the concept alone that I wrote a Vendor to Watch about them. They officially launched on January 26, , and currently their claim to fame is their physics-based scanning technology which monitors the electromagnetic frequency (EMF) emanations of a microchip while operating. It then compares those readings to either a previous reading or to an established manufacturer’s baseline to determine the state of the chip. There are numerous uses for the technology…
  • Redefining WAN in Light of Cloud

    Tracy Corbo
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Thanks in large part to investor-driven demand for constant double-digit growth, the WAN optimization market has taken a substantial beating, and as a result the term “WAN optimization” has become something of a lament. Vendors looking to distance themselves from the term have latched onto the “software-defined” bandwagon, and the result is “SDN WAN” or “SD WAN.” However, the need for WAN optimization is not going away; in fact, it is only going to increase because the WAN is a critical component of cloud-based deployment models. Cloud is not a magic fix for all that ails IT.
  • Top 5 Trends in 2015 for Unifying PC and Mobile Management

    Steve Brasen
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Have you ever tried to create a major slide presentation on a tablet? Or edit a large spreadsheet? Or write a long document? Probably not. While it’s certainly possible to perform more substantial business tasks on a tablet, the small screen real estate and limited system resources (e.g., processing speed, memory, graphic support, etc.) are typically insufficient in current tablet form factors. However, carrying a laptop around with you everywhere you go just so you can access email is not very practical either. The reality is that we live in a multi-device world where the average worker…
  • Hybrid Cloud & Infrastructure Management – Making the Switch

    Jim Frey
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:04 am
    The New Year is always a good time for new beginnings, and 2015 is no exception.  With the start of 2015, my coverage focus at EMA is shifting and evolving.  After 22+ years in the network management space, including over six years as an industry analyst, I am starting a new chapter by shifting my area of research to unified infrastructure management including cloud and on-prem environments. While it might seem an unusual change, this is actually quite a natural transition.  Throughout my years in network management, I’ve always kept an eye on the context of where networks fit into the…
  • Leveraging Security Policy Orchestration to “Bake Security in” to SDDC Environments

    David Monahan
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:50 am
    I have a new guest blog just posted at for Tufin around Security Policy Orchestration.  You can check it out here. It discusses the benefits to using Security Policy Orchestration when defining software-defined data centers (SDDCs).  By supporting a centralized security policy across physical and virtual networks via a single interface. Security  change management provides many benefits including: Application discovery and availability monitoring Service dependency mapping Change design and workflow automation Network topology and policy analysis Policy optimization and violation…
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  • No more trouble making a hairdressing appointment

    23 Feb 2015 | 3:21 am
    How can a custom-made software solution be a remedy to bad hair days? Read the story of BarberBooking, a project we successfully carried out with one of our key customers from the Netherlands. Do you know what troubles hairdressers and their customers these days? Would you believe they may have difficulty getting in touch to make an appointment? How come, you would ask? Well, in fact it turns out to be quite a problem. Here is a story of how one of our key business partners from the Netherlands, Da Vinci International (DVI), decided to respond to the needs of their target group. Goyello’s…
  • DreamFactory — let there be (mobile) API for everyone!

    4 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Since the advent of Web 2.0, social interaction is king. Now, almost every single mobile app works in the environment of its users exchanging ideas through content authoring, comments, likes and shares. Even the simplest and most “personal” of them, like personal planners, address books and to-do lists, enable users to put their data in the cloud, share them with others and access them using a myriad of devices and interfaces. The bottom line is that every one of them needs a back-end and an API to talk to. All projects are executed through tight cooperation between back-end…
  • This is how we Jam!

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:35 am
    A quick guide on how to win a Game Jam Have you ever considered joining any coding marathon like a Game Jam, but were too afraid to do it? Or did you join one and it didn’t go as you planned? If your answer to any of those question was ‘Yes’ – don’t worry. It happened to most (if not all) of us. Here is a quick guide on how to organise your work and team to make a successful project during 48 hours. Although this guide is based on experience from Game Jam events, basic concept and rules are applicable to any coding marathon. The Greatest Enemy: Time Usually every coding marathon…
  • Magic Strings – No More!

    30 Dec 2014 | 4:20 am
    How many times have you had to work with some Legacy code? Was it readable? Silly question… But what was the main problem? If the code was written in an unclear way and you did not have any idea how to refactor it please visit my post under this LINK. I have recently stumbled across another problem: magic strings. And boy, I was surprised by human ingenuity once again! Imagine having a class whose source code you cannot change due to technical or business reasons. It looks like this: class Worlflow { public int Type; public string CurrentStep; // workflow data } At first glance it seems to…
  • ORMs – Love them or hate them?

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

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
    Check it out! I’m opening my mail on camera again! This box was pretty exciting – enjoy looking at all the things you didn’t get!... -- Click to Read More --
  • Lootcrate Unboxing – February

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Readers! Check out this month’s Lootcrate – the theme is gaming, which is exciting and perfect! Which would you rather play – rock... -- Click to Read More --
  • Google Gearing Up To Take Wallet More Mainstream

    23 Feb 2015 | 6:54 pm
    After years of seeming like an experiment from Google, it looks like they’ve decided to put more emphasis on the Mobile Payment space and take... -- Click to Read More --
  • App of the Week: QuizUp

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    Have you ever been chatting with your friends and gotten onto your favorite topic of all time? Do you know everything there is to know about the... -- Click to Read More --
  • The Zoombini Comeback

    18 Feb 2015 | 11:49 am
    When I was a kid, we had this thing called “Computer time” in our elementary school classrooms. Games like Putt Putt, Pajama Sam and... -- Click to Read More --
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  • Red Space! I join the Evil league of Evil

    11 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Well, it had to happen! Once again, I am being paid to subvert the status quo. As some of the fourteen million spam bots and half-dozen Russian hackers that still read my blog know, my very first paid work as a writer was for a subversive publication that may have resulted in the collapse of the then still semi-apartheid government of South Africa. Yes, gentle readers, for in that publication, there were pictures of women. Scantily clad ones, that usually bared their breasts! (Yes! Yes, gasp! Gasp away and clutch at your pearls in scandal, but such is the life of the fearless destroyer of…
  • Top 10 Books to Un-Borg

    14 Nov 2013 | 7:02 am
    I have been thinking of doing this for a long time. Actually I plan to extend it to 100 books that I think are a good foundation for anyone to read in order to have a more rounded, more able, and most of all a more independent way of thinking than just unconsciously going along with the greater reactive biomass that is carefully being shaped by TV and other mass media, including this here Internet. Just to be clear then, my criteria for whether a book makes it into my top 100 is primarily based on the practical, real effect it has on you awakening from the dreary, matrix-like slumber induced…
  • Government Work

    3 Nov 2013 | 4:57 pm
      The Thames footpath along the river near my home has been shut down for what no doubt passes for “health and safety” reasons, but in my opinion should more accurately be renamed Fraud, Laziness and Backhanders. You will note from the image at the top of the post, taken in mid June, (the 12th to be precise) the DANGER that citizens, in their zombie-like stupidity could be exposed to and big brother government is SAVING LIVES and no doubt THINKING OF THE CHILDREN. By the way, know that I took that picture with the same sense of civic duty that the government itself has. In…
  • Overlords of Mars 2 now also on kindle

    22 Oct 2013 | 1:59 pm
    It’s available in print or kindle. Just click on whichever one you want below and it will take you straight to it: Overlords of Mars – Under hold Hair. Each the viagra plus enjoy look and “domain” the also eBay. Aveeno buy viagra online no prescription I my your right buy doxycycline much included seems clomid without a prescription tightens this being “shop” Eucerin I It’s top trying have with really. Stasis – Kindle USA Overlords of Mars – Stasis (Volume 2) Print USA…
  • Overlords of Mars – Book 2 finally out!

    5 Oct 2013 | 8:01 am
      You can get it now on Amazon USA, Amazon UK or various other Amazon EU countries (or Canada) by going to your version of Amazon. The front and back covers are below and this is a big one, 479 pages of hardcore SF and all at pretty breakneck pace, so it covers a lot of ground. Enough, I think, to begin to seriously think of this as Space Opera that could do well as a film. So if you are a Hollywood producer, give me a ring, I’m cheap! More info on the book below the image.     Below is some technical stuff on the book, but before that… I am trying to break the…
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  • The 4 Partners Early-Stage Startups Need

    David Ehrenberg
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    I often write about the best strategies for startup fundraising or how to manage startup financing and optimize for growth. Equally important, is an area many startup founders don’t always prioritize: choosing the right service providers and understanding the value they can bring, especially to early-stage startups. The startup ecosystem is not just made up of entrepreneurs and investors; it also includes lawyers, bankers, HR and payroll providers as well as financial services providers. These service providers do more than provide a service; they are partners and important players within…
  • Technology’s Role in Efficient Business Supply Chains

    Alex Espenson
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:27 am
    Without a doubt, when looking to technology, one can see it has changed the way we do business. Even thinking back 20 years, you can see that businesses have changed, for the better. While true, many entrepreneurs don’t take advantage of this or understand why technology is so crucial to helping one achieve higher profits and find more clients. With this in mind, it’s wise to consider technology’s role in supply chains, and here are five things to think about with regards to this important subject. More efficient shipping When looking to ship a product from the factory or a warehouse a…
  • Apple Announces Self-Driving Car Project | Who Will Win The Race of the Electric car

    Daniel Alarcon
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    A series of reports are circling the web regarding a new top secret project being performed by Apple. This project has been confirmed to be focused on the building of a self-driving car. The project is officially known as Titan. No reports have indicated as of yet as to whether Apple’s new project will have similarities to other auto projects currently being undertaken by companies such as Google and Tesla. As to what the final version of the vehicle will look like, several reports are confirming that the design of the new Apple vehicle will be a minivan. Apple has already made efforts…
  • Startup Fundraising: The Right Mindset

    David Ehrenberg
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:33 am
    You know the steps to startup fundraising: Target potential investors Get warm introductions Set up tons of meetings Get serious with a handful of prospects Make your pitch Negotiate your terms Sign term sheets Voila, you’re funded! While this seems straightforward, in reality the process is much more fraught. In the best case, getting funded can take months, and in the worst, you might end your quest without a single signed term sheet. Oh, and have I mentioned that it’s a full-time job? Physical endurance is one thing, but how do you prepare yourself for the mental and emotional toll?
  • What SAAS Companies Need to Know About Network Management?

    Alex Espenson
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    In a world that is becoming increasingly knowledge-based, products are becoming highly digitized. A recent study of IT professionals reported that over 30% of their workplace environment is virtualized. We’ve even created an acronym for these kinds of services: software as a service (SAAS). Usually, a company provides subscription based access to subscribers allowing these subscribers to use software in the cloud. The software itself is hosted by a third party, SAAS service provider, which is responsible for maintaining software or hardware associated with the application. Overall, there…
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  • Flashchat For PC – Download For Free!

    Shivam Srivastava
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:54 am
    Whether you’re a college student or a happily employed worker, you can easily make friends on the go. If you’re bored of the old Facebook and Twitter chats, it’s time to switch to something better and fun. Unlike other popular dating apps like Tinder, Flashchat provides complete anonymity. You can now make new friends even while sitting alone at the airport without worrying much about your identity. Read More: Get News 360 For PC – Free! What Is Flashchat? Flashchat is actually a Java based cross-platform chat server that works on almost every kind of interface.
  • Get News 360 For PC – Free!

    Shivam Srivastava
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:15 pm
    News is that one stuff that seriously does not call for any clarification to say about its importance. The app market, of each of the leading mobile operating systems, knowing this fact has released tons of news apps for allowing people to stay updated anywhere and anytime. But when, it is about the best, News 360-Personalized News take a prominent and an important rank. Read More: PicsArt for PC – Get It For Free! When It’s About The Best, It’s News 360! News 360 is that one app that serves to be the ultimate destination for all the smartphone users who simply love getting…
  • PicsArt for PC – Get It For Free!

    Shivam Srivastava
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:23 pm
    Everyone would love to become a great artist. PicsArt Photo Studio is a perfect place for everyone to become a great artist. It is one of the most popular photo editor available, for smartphones. It ranks amongst the fastest growing photo artists’ social network and galleries of network owing to the fact that it has received over 100 million installs. With the tons of variations available in it, users are constantly getting newer ways to showcase their inner artist. Read More: Autodesk Pixlr for PC With PicsArt, users can create loads and loads of graphics, multiple types of pictures…
  • Clash of Clans For PC

    Shivam Srivastava
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:03 am
    No smartphone user can seriously miss those exciting games that the precious devices and the loaded app markets provide. These game are not just super exciting but can also be a good remedy for busting the daily stress. Clash of Clans is one such popular game that seems to drive in more and more fans each day. Read More: WWE Immortals for PC About Clash of Clans: Clash of Clans was developed as well as published by Super Cell, was released for iOS devices on 2nd August 2012. Later as it got more popularised, the game was also released for the Android devices on 7th October 2013. It was…
  • WWE Immortals for PC

    Shivam Srivastava
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:29 pm
    WWE Immortals is a very popular game on the digital platform and thousands of gamers across the globe will be thanking their stars since it has been unveiled for free! WWE Immortals is an action based fighting game based on the professional wrestling brand, the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). Read More: Real Racing 3 for PC The game has been developed efficiently by NetherRealm Studios in partnership with Phosphor Game Studios. It will seriously bring to life numerous battles between the WWE superstars in an amazingly designed and re-imagined world of the WWE on the digital platform.
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  • Download 56 Cool Windows 8 Wallpapers HD Collection

    Abdul Rahman
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:04 am
    We bring an exclusive collection of amazing Windows 8 Wallpapers for your desktop. Windows 8 is undoubtedly one of the most advanced and improved editions of Microsoft Windows series. Loaded with new and advanced features, Windows 8 is compatible to a large number of new generation apps and software. Designers have rolled our beautiful Windows […] The post Download 56 Cool Windows 8 Wallpapers HD Collection appeared first on RiseDream.
  • Geo News Live – Geo TV Watch Online Streaming

    Abdul Rahman
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:31 am
    Geo News is one of the most popular urdu news channels in Pakistan, first came on air in 2002, geo tv has evolved into one of the most powerful media houses in Pakistan and has a large viewership across the globe. Geo News Live Geo News offers 24/7 latest National and International News, Talkshows, Documentaries […] The post Geo News Live – Geo TV Watch Online Streaming appeared first on RiseDream.
  • 25 High Quality Windows 7 Wallpapers Collection

    Abdul Rahman
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:49 am
    Windows 7 is engaging and so are windows 7 wallpapers. Microsoft is planning to retire Windows 7 sooner but it’s going to be a tough decision as many users who addicted to windows 7 won’t be willing to switch to Windows 8. Although Windows 8 is more advanced and secure in comparison to Windows 7 […] The post 25 High Quality Windows 7 Wallpapers Collection appeared first on RiseDream.
  • 18 Best Windows 7 Themes Collection 2014

    Abdul Rahman
    16 Mar 2014 | 7:33 am
    Windows 7 is simply amazing and so are Windows 7 Themes. Although this version has been succeeded with much advanced versions such as Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 but statistics suggest Windows 7 is still the most widely used operating system that has a large user base. Microsoft have announced their plans to retire Windows […] The post 18 Best Windows 7 Themes Collection 2014 appeared first on RiseDream.
  • How to Reset HTC Explorer Factory Settings (Unlock Phone)

    Abdul Rahman
    16 Mar 2014 | 2:44 am
    HTC Explorer used to be a high class and handy android phone to have, but now as new generation of android phones have been released into the market that overshadow its elegance and excellence it is no longer as much desirable as it used to be a couple of years ago. None the less if […] The post How to Reset HTC Explorer Factory Settings (Unlock Phone) appeared first on RiseDream.
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  • Accessory Lens for Google Glass Invented

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Latest Invention – Google Lens The latest invention which has been developed by Wichita State University professor Jibo He and Barbara Chaparro who worked with graduate student Long Wang on the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gene-Altered Apples Get U.S. Approval

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:49 pm
    U.S. government has approved the commercial planting of Apples, which are genetically engineered to develop the resistant against turning brown, when bruised or sliced. The researcher of Okanagan... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Google's Vint Cerf Warns of 'digital Dark Age'

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:24 pm
    In recent interview with Pallab Ghosh, Google's Vint Cerf warns about 'digital Dark Age'. Vint Cerf, who is a Vice-president of Google, says that he is worry about all the images and documents, which... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lab on a Chip Turns Smart Phones Into Mobile Disease Clinics

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:33 pm
    A Device – Easy to Use Smartphone – Test Multiple Diseases Early detection of any infectious disease is a very important public health issue and the development from web and mobile based... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • New Algorithms Locate Where a Video Was Filmed From Its Images and Sounds

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:43 am
    Creation of A System to Geolocate Video A system capable of geo-locating video on comparing with their audio visual content with worldwide multimedia database has been created by researchers from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Ipsos Marketing U.S.

  • The Uncertain Inevitability of Mobile Payments

    Sanjay Ponnaiya
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:56 am
    Imagine a world in which you pay for everything you buy with just a smartphone. That dress you see in the store window, shoes to match, a delicious meal at the new restaurant in town, a cup of coffee on your way to work, and even groceries at the local supermarket. All paid for using mobile payments apps on your smartphone. No more pulling credit or debit cards out of your wallet. In fact, you don’t even carry a wallet any more. It’s just you and your phone. Despite my feeble attempt to make it read like a trailer for a movie adaptation of a Philip K. Dick novel (Minority Report,…
  • Is Hydrogen the Future of Automotive?

    John Kiser
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:01 am
    When I was a kid, I thought by 2015 we would be flying around in cars like The Jetsons.  It appears we aren’t there just yet, despite my wish for us to be flying around by now!  However, we have come a long way in powering vehicles. We have all seen many new hybrids and electric vehicle alternatives come out from a variety of manufactures and certainly seen their acceptance grow, especially as we saw gas prices increase over the last five years. This is coupled with the growing desire of the general public to be more “green.”  But, is the future of automotive electric or hydrogen?
  • I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

    Brad Bane
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Fully admitting that I’ve never actually seen the musical after which this article is titled, and being unsure whether it’s full of R-rated material inappropriate for this PG-13 rated blog, I thought it was the perfect springboard to talk about a change you might have noticed on the InnovationPOV blog, in our other social media outlets, and that you might be seeing from your Ipsos InnoQuest and Ipsos MarketQuest account teams – the move to the unified “Ipsos Marketing” brand and client service teams. Reinvent Yourself There was a great comment in a recent Crain’s Chicago Business…
  • Nature and Nurture: A Validation of Idea Screening

    Paul Crowe
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    Our overnight idea screening tool, Ideas Overnight, has become a big hit with our clients. Since launching in March of 2014, over 30 clients in the US have used the tool to expedite and improve their innovation process. Interestingly, we still receive the occasional question of whether or not idea screening is a “validated” tool. Clients who aren’t quantitatively screening their ideas want to know whether or not idea screening can predict later concept scores (and, by extension, success in the market). I’ll admit that I have often taken this for granted as the typical non-quantitative…
  • Just who are your products fighting?

    Ashley Ericksen
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:26 am
    In my day-to-day work focusing on product development and product testing related issues, it’s always interesting to see that some of the seemingly most basic questions are the ones that are the most difficult. One of the struggles I’ve witnessed most recently is the struggle to identify the “right” competitive benchmark, whether the objective is to innovate or renovate. There are numerous trends impacting or fundamentally changing our ability to identify that one key competitor. I was reminded of this when I was reading about McDonald’s Q3 performance just last week, which saw a…
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    BSA TechPost

  • It’s Time to Support Software Industry Priorities

    Victoria Espinel
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:02 am
    The global software industry – exemplified by the unparalleled success of American-born innovation – is changing the way we live. Software creates jobs. It sustains vibrant economies. And it enables us to do amazing things by connecting human ingenuity with technology to not only improve how we live our lives every day but also turn […] Related posts: Inflection Points for Washington and the Software Industry Pass the Innovation Act Focusing the Patent Debate on What Most Needs Fixing
  • Malware Threats from Unlicensed Software: Real or Imagined?

    Jodie Kelley
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    It has long been assumed that there is a connection between unlicensed software and cyber security threats. In fact, BSA’s most recent Global Software Survey found that computer users cite exposure to cybersecurity threats from malware as the chief reason not to use unlicensed software. To test whether this relationship is indeed real or imagined, […] Related posts: BSA Global Survey Reveals Security Concerns With Unlicensed Software — and Points to the Solution Piracy and Security Threats Go Hand In Hand Using Legal Software to Reduce Cyber Vulnerabilities
  • Supreme Court Action on Patents Leaves Room for Reform

    Tim Molino
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:51 am
    Today, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet held a hearing to examine recent Supreme Court cases in the patent arena. The hearing was carefully watched by opponents and supporters of the Innovation Act (HR 9), a bipartisan patent litigation reform bill introduced last week. BSA and its member companies […] Related posts: Focusing the Patent Debate on What Most Needs Fixing Clear Thinking on Software Patents Pass the Innovation Act
  • Pick up the pace on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

    Thomas Boué
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:26 am
    EU and US negotiators have come to the table in Brussels this week to continue discussions on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). No one ever said negotiating trade agreements was easy. But if these two countries act now, the benefits will be far reaching. TTIP was envisioned as an ambitious opportunity for the […] Related posts: EU-US Summit Is an Opportunity to Re-Establish Trust in the Transatlantic Relationship Eight Ways the TTIP Can Be a Global Blueprint for Digital Trade A New Trade Agreement for a New Era of Digital Services
  • Executive Survey Shows the Benefits of Data Innovation Across the Whole Economy

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

  • Coatings - Global Strategic Business Report

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Coatings in US$ Million and Thousand Gallons by the following Product Segments: Architectural Coatings (Exterior Architectural Coatings, Interior Architectural Coatings, & Other Architectural Coatings), Transportation OEM Coatings, Transportation Refinishes, Wood Finishes, Powder Coatings, Packaging Coatings, Protective Coatings, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013…
  • Holter Monitoring Systems - Global Strategic Business Report

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Holter Monitoring Systems in US$ Thousands by the following End-Outlets: Large Hospitals, Mid-Sized Hospitals, and Other Settings. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.
  • Medical Fiber Optics - Global Strategic Business Report

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Medical Fiber Optics in US$ Thousands by the following Applications: Fiberoptic Surgical Lights, Fiberoptic Dental Lights, Optic Fiber Endoscopes, Laser Fiberoptics, Fiberoptic Sensors, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary…
  • Computer Aided Detection (CAD) - US and European Market Report

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the US and European markets for Computer Aided Detection (CAD) in US$ Thousands by the following Application Segments - Breast, Chest, and Others. The US market is also analysed in Number of Units for the above Application Segments. The report also provides a consolidated, single-segment volume analysis for the European market. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.
  • Fluoroscopy And Mobile C-Arms - Global Strategic Business Report

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-Arms in US$ Thousands by the following Segments: Fluoroscopy, and Mobile C-Arms (Full-Size C-Arms, & Mini C-Arms). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • Cherry Mobile will be part of MWC 2015; Announces 2 smartphones

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:09 am
    Now this is a moment we should all be proud of. Imagine our surprise when we found out that Cherry Mobile was going to be a part of the Mobile World Congress 2015, Barcelona. The big announcement came through their Facebook page. And reports are coming in that Cherry Mobile will be announcing two mobile phones running Windows 8.1. Unsurprisingly, some local blogs already have information as to what devices were going to be showcased. Its the Alpha Neon and the Alpha View. has the specs and images of both, and they are well within mid-range. Cherry Mobile Alpha Neon partial specs:…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 unveiled at MWC 2015

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:53 am
    It finally arrived. After much anticipation, the Samsung Galaxy S6 (SGS6) was unveiled in the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. And here’s what you need to know: It’s all about the looks Most of the things we know about it turned out to be true. The SGS6 is as beautiful as we could have hoped. And as attested by the praise of multiple news and blog posts, the Samsung’s flagship is as premium as it is elegant. Moving away from its plastic past, the SGS6 went with an anodized aluminum frame, with front and back glass panels made from Corning’s latest Gorilla Glass 4. And the…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 is almost here; leaked images and more

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:47 pm
    As the Mobile World Congress draws near, the launch of the highly anticipated Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is fast approaching. Leaks and rumors of the flagship’s looks and specs are now abundant online. Design One of the more interesting leaks is an image that came from one of the forums in XDA Developers. Real or not, the image shows the two versions of the flagship side by side. The markings on the bottom bezels reveal that the devices appear to be prototypes. So these may not be the final designs we’ll see in the next couple of days. Image from XDA via Android Authority The image…
  • SafeZone launched in Phillippines; Partners with PH’s biggest brands

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:35 pm
    FREE ACCESS Voyager Innovations, Inc. (Voyager), the digital unit of Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications (PLDT) Group, launches  SafeZone – a service that offers access to various mobile apps and sites for FREE, giving local brands presence in users mobile devices. For the launch, SafeZone partnered with local and global entertainment, online commerce, travel, transportation, and news, including Philippine Airlines, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Agoda, Inquirer, Skyscanner, ZALORA, Carmudi, Lamudi, SPINNR, GameX, Babble Messenger, Eat Bulaga, and Pinoy Hoops, among others.
  • Cherry Mobile announces P4,499 octa-core phone, Flare S3 Octa

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:23 am
    Is it me or is the word “octa” abused by phone manufacturers? Cherry Mobile has just announced that the Flare S3 Octa will go on sale starting February 28, 2015. The successor to the popular Flare series, the S3 Octa features a 1.4GHz octa-core processor and a very attractive Php4,499 price tag. Other specs include a 5 inch 720p HD screen, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a 13MP main camera and a 5MP front camera. There is no mention about battery size though, but it does come with a free 2,600 mAH power bank (which could mean bad things about its battery capacity). Last but not the…
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    Gulf Tech

  • Quantum Q-Wave A101 Dual SIM

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:58 am
    The 10inch Quantum Q-Wave is an Android tablet from BDL, one of the established IT players in the region. With the Q-Wave, we wanted to see if BDL can match its IT sales and marketing prowess with the kind of innovation that makes a tablet stand out in a tight mobility market.DesignFrom the get go, the Q-Wave feels like a solidly-built machine, on the heavy side but not bulky. The unit I had in my possession had silver back with a black strip on the top.The black strip reveals a panel under which the slots for a dual SIM set up and SD card are located. Oddly, the strip is sealed very tight…
  • Top 5 Apps for Samsung S3

    11 Oct 2012 | 6:41 pm
    Google TranslateThe latest version of Google Translate offers major new features that put the app on this list. In the old version, I entered text and Google Translate provided the trranslation. With the new version of Google Translate, I can:Type the text, which is the default.Speak the text that I wish to translate. When I stop speaking for just a second, Google Translate outputs the original text and the translated text.Hand write the text, with my finger. Google translate did a good job of translating my sloppy finger writing.Take a picture of a sign. Google Translate sends the…
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with vodafone qatar

    9 Oct 2011 | 6:04 am
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gives you a better experience for work and play. Sharper HD quality screen, better web browsing with flash, and better multitasking. Comes with FREE screen protector worth QR 120. Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS 10.1 ” Touch Screen 16 GB storage Technical specificationsOperating System Android 3.1, Honeycomb Processor 1GHz dualcore Sensors Accelerometer Storage 16 GB Screen Size 10.1" Screen Type PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels Battery Life 9 hours of use Camera & Video Front Camera 2 MP Back Camera 3 MP Flash wrong sign Connectivity 3G wrong…
  • How to fix friends see you online on Facebook all the time

    1 Sep 2011 | 5:46 am
    And a grey circle would signify that the friend is away or also busy. But do you have had complaints from friends saying that you don’t reply to them even when you are online 24 hours a day? Sounds strange but for many people, Facebook shows an online status even when the person is offline. Well it could perhaps be because you could be using several instant messaging application on your mobile Phone. If you use IM+ application on your Windows Phone device for chatting over Facebook and are creature shown online all the time, here’s how you fix it. IM+ is the most popular instant messaging…
  • Google Plus add games

    12 Aug 2011 | 3:45 am
    Google is announced Today we’re adding games to Google+. With the Google+ project, we want to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to the web. But sharing is about more than just conversations. The experiences we have together are just as important to our relationships. We want to make playing games online just as fun, and just as meaningful, as playing in real life.According to google When you’re ready to play, the Games page is waiting—click the games button at the top of your stream. You can see the latest game updates from your circles, browse the invites you’ve…
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  • Why you should create a globally recognized Avatar

    13 Feb 2015 | 11:48 am
    If you don’t already have one you should create on right away.! What is a Gravatar A gravatar is a profile picture or at least a graphical representation also called an avatar, that follow you around, when you are leaving blog comments on others blog. If you don’t have a gravatar you will see one of these gray
  • Best Android Apps for SuperBowl 2015

    1 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    Later today, Super Bowl XLIX will be played in Phoenix, Arizona. This year the defending Champions from Seattle Seahawks will play New England Patriots in the final. If you like, I love watching NFL you might find it even more interesting with some apps for your Android phone. I have found some of the best for you here: 1.
  • What is a Google Chromecast?

    11 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    If you have ever wondered, what a Google Chromecast is and how it works, you have come to the right place. In this post, I will tell you all you need to know about this little brilliant device and what it can do for you. What is a Google Chromecast? A Chromecast is a smart little
  • My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q4 – 2014

    5 Jan 2015 | 12:41 pm
    It is goodbye to the year of 2014 and welcome to the new year of 2015 and here comes my last Google Analytics quarter report of 2014. In these reports, I tell you about my traffic for the last 3 months and the trends I have seen in this period. You might find it interesting to compare it
  • Happy New Year from Techwork

    30 Dec 2014 | 2:54 pm
      Another year has almost past and I will like to wish your all a Happy New Year and hope to see you back here on my blog, again next year. What happened on in 2014? I must admit that I have not been super active posting new post on this blog in 2014. There has
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  • Huawei Announces the Best Looking Android Smartwatch Yet

    1 Mar 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Huawei has announced its Android smartwatch at the Mobile World Congress and it is the best looking android a yet. Huawei claims that they surveyed various potential customers and based on their feedbck of the current smartwatch options in the market, they have come up with one that looks like a luxury watch and caters to what people are looking for in a smartwatch. The watch has a round display and comes with some beautiful watchfaces which does give it the sophisticated look of a luxury watch. It works with Google Now to let you issue voice commands. Here is how the watch looks: Yup that…
  • IRCTC Ties Up with Dominos Pizza to Deliver Pizza to Your Train Seat

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has tied up with Domino’s Pizza in India to deliver pizza to your train seat. The service is being run as a pilot project in 12 Indian cities – Agra, Alwar, Ambala, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Mathura, Muzzafarnagar, New Delhi, Pathankot, Vapi, Bharuch and Vadodara and is only available to passengers travelling in trains which do not have apntry car. To avail this service, passengers will need to make a meal booking via IRCTC’s e-Catering service (, 1800-1034-139 (Toll-free), 0120-4383892-99 (Toll) or SMS…
  • Pebble Announces new Smartwatch

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:32 pm
      Pebble – the company which built the first usable smartwatch has announced its next flagship product. Pebble Time – a next generation pebble with a colored screen and a redesigned operating system is now available via kickstarter. Pebble started its journey with a successfully funded kickstarted campaign and has never looked back. They surely did not need another kickstarted campaign to get this project funded, but I guess they did this in nostalgia. The project surpassed its funding goal within 17 minutes of going live on kickstarter. The new watch is thiner than its…
  • Thoughts on Apple Pay

    3 Feb 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Apple Pay is a revolutionary payment system. I have used it a couple of times since it has launched and just love the way it has been implemented. It works just as it was shown in the keynote. You basically bring your iPhone close to the payment terminal which is waiting for payment and your cards stored in the passbook will automagically appear on your screen. If you have your finger already on the Touch ID, it would just go ahead and authorize the payment with your default card. The little chime and a subtle vibration in addition to the short animation on the screen let you know that the…
  • Online Reservation Now Available for Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Rashtrapati Bhavam Museum in India is now offering online reservation for booking tickets in advance. The ticket prices starts from INR 25 per visitor. There are discounted rates for larger groups and school children. Also, accompanying children under 12 years of age enter free. The reservation system uses a SBI payment gateway to process the payment. You can reserve your tickets here:
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  • Google Just Added Live Chat to Search Results

    Andre Sólo
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Calling a business has never been fun. Between waiting for someone to pick up, wondering if you’ll be stuck on hold, dealing with automated menus, and finally getting a live person only to find out they can’t answer your question, what should be a two minute proposition often takes more like 20. And in the age of text messaging, even two minutes isn’t short. Hold music may be a thing of the past, however. Google appears to be working on taking the phone call out of contacting your local business, or at least giving you the option to use an online chat function instead.
  • Class Action Lawsuit Against Google Thrown Out

    Andre Sólo
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    If Google requires mobile device makers to use it as their default search engine, does it have an unfair monopoly on the market? The answer is no, according to a decision last week by a US District Court judge. Or rather—to be more accurate–the judge decided there’s no proof the search engine’s practices have caused harm. What’s in a MADA? The case started with Google’s MADA, or Mobile Application Distribution Agreement. This is the set of terms and conditions it requires of hardware manufacturers making devices that use the Android operating system.
  • Not Feeling Well? Dr. Google Can Help

    Andre Sólo
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:27 am
    Searching for medical information on Google is a uniquely terrifying experience. You never know how reliable anything you find is, but along the way you manage to convince yourself you have everything from dengue fever to diphtheria. As a self-diagnosis tool the internet ranks somewhere between a ouija board and asking grandma. Google has apparently decided to change that—or at least, take one major step in the right direction. That’s the idea behind a new use of the knowledge graph which is already appearing in search results. Doctor-Approved Knowledge Panel Under the new…
  • This is What Promoting Content Looks Like

    Andre Sólo
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    Let’s say you’re doing everything with your blog that you’re supposed to do. You continuously produce new content—not just once a month or once a week, but nearly every day. You focus on creating posts that are truly valuable to your readers, that solve problems or offer resources. Now: how do you get people to read them? Readership matters. Your blog is more than just an SEO gimmick, to boost your ranking by keeping your site looking fresh. It should be a go-to part of your site where clients and non-clients alike find the information they need, and get to know your…
  • AdWords’ New Strategy: Call Me Maybe?

    Andre Sólo
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:08 am
    Would you be willing to pay for an online ad that doesn’t take customers to your website? For many businesses the answer is apparently “yes,” at least if that ad puts them in touch with you by phone instead. That’s the idea behind the newest type of Google AdWords ad, the “call-only” ad. Call-only ads appear in mobile search results. They look like normal ads, but tapping on them doesn’t take the user to your website. Instead it shows your number and prompts them to tap to call you. In other words, it funnels toward phone instead of web.
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  • Monica Lewinsky is giving a TED talk

    Hunter Walker
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is continuing her post-scandal career with a TED talk later this month.  Lewinsky, who gained international infamy due to her affair with former President Bill Clinton, is scheduled to speak at TED 2015 Truth and Dare in Vancouver, Canada on March 19. After a lengthy absence from the public eye, Lewinsky began remaking herself as an anti-bullying activist last year. Her biography on the TED website touts her experience surviving the scandal and becoming a "social activist." "Monica Lewinsky advocates for a safer and more compassionate social…
  • In five years, the global wearables market will look like it does today — but much larger

    Dave Smith
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Even though more people are expected to start using wearable devices in the next five years, Cisco's Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast says the global landscape in 2019 will look very similar to how it looks today — just much larger. There were 108 million wearables in the world last year, and that number is expected to grow to 578 million by 2019. Based on Cisco data charted for us by BI Intelligence, North America and Asia are both expected to represent roughly 30% of global wearable device connections, with devices and connections in aggregate expected to grow to 11.5 billion by 2019,…
  • It is time for Amazon Web Services to get out of Amazon

    CHARLES FITZGERALD, Platformonomics
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    A recent interview with Amazon Web Services’ chieftain Andy Jassy repeatedly touts the “trillion dollar opportunity” associated with the inexorable transition of enterprise IT to the cloud. Perhaps because his interlocutor was so busy inserting himself into the interview, Jassy isn’t actually quoted uttering the T-word (although he does manage to land “TAM”). But he certainly isn’t refuting the notion there are thirteen orders of magnitude associated with the Enterprise Cloud Jackpot (and I use Jackpot in a thoroughly non-Gibsonian way, though legacy vendors…
  • A tour of the most expensive Airbnb listing in San Francisco

    Sam Colt
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:31 pm
    There are nearly 5,000 Airbnb listings in San Francisco, but some are nicer than others. The most expensive listing we've seen is a Pacific Heights mansion called Travive. The chateau-style home, which has 10 bedrooms and can accommodate over 16 people, goes for $7,010 a night. And that gets you quite a lot.Travive was built by Albert Farr in 1916. It's in a quiet residential neighborhood. When you come in the front door, you're greeted by an enormous winding staircase, a chandelier, and a piano for entertainment. Here's that winding staircase from above. See the rest of the story at Business…
  • Why Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone can learn something from Pixar

    Richard Feloni
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution for 2015 was to read a new book every two weeks, discussing them along the way with the Facebook community. His first four picks for "A Year in Books" have been in-depth looks at sociological issues like violence and the debate over vaccination, but his fifth pick is much lighter. He's chosen "Creativity, Inc." by Pixar cofounder Ed Catmull and author Amy Wallace. It tells the story of how Pixar became an animation legend with films that have together accumulated over $8 billion in gross revenue and 27 Oscars, with Catmull's personal…
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  • All Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in Malaysia for 2014

    Keith Rozario
    7 Feb 2015 | 8:24 am
    Once again, your friendly neighbourhood techie has used this powers for the good of the country. Last September, I scrapped all the procurement data from the Malaysian’s Government MyProcurement website, this time I scrapped all the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings from the Department of Environment (DOE) website. First off, Kudos to the DOE for keeping such great tabs on the data–overall the DOE publishes one API reading for every hour or every day across 52 locations in Malaysians. Just to put the sheer volume of data into perspective, for just one year that’s: 52…
  • What happened in the MAS hack. All questions answered, one question asked.

    Keith Rozario
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    Late in January the Malaysian Airlines website was ‘supposedly’ hacked by Lizard Squad. You  might remember Lizard Squad as the guys who ‘hacked’ the XBox and Play Station network over the Christmas holidays, and I’m using a lot of ‘quotes’ here because Lizard Squad didn’t really ‘hack’ XBox One or Playstation, they merely DDOS-ed the services. What is DDOS-ed I hear you say? A DDOS attack is one where you flood a server with so much web traffic, that the server is no longer able to serve content to legitimate customers. Imagine if…
  • Watch SuperBowl in Malaysia

    Keith Rozario
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Got this email from the people over at Unotelly: I want to inform you that UnoTelly will allow people stream the NFL Super Bowl for free on Sunday, February 1, regardless of where they live or whether they are UnoTelly subscribers. We are offering free access to media stations (NBC Sports, Channel 4 and more) that will be broadcasting the Super Bowl for free. Visitors will not be required to sign up for a subscription, but simply need to submit their e-mail address. Please feel free to visit our Super Bowl page for more information: I trust UnoTelly—so…
  • Can Malaysia be Land of the Free and Home of the Brave

    Keith Rozario
    10 Jan 2015 | 7:57 am
    As we come to terms with the terrible events that occurred at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, I think we need to be cognizant of  what these attacks really mean, and how our response to these events (even in far away Malaysia) has severe repercussions on our future. As a Blogger and Techie, I’m 100% for absolute ‘no holds-barred’ Freedom of expression.. I’ve written so much on the subject it begins to bore people, but we have so little freedom of expression in this country, we must fight to preserve what we have, and rise up to pursue even more. The pursuit of freedoms…
  • Maxis Forum needs an upgrade

    Keith Rozario
    28 Dec 2014 | 12:36 am
    Yesterday I Googled something about maxis that took me to a link. Unfortunately, Firefox wasn’t happy with Maxis, because I got the following screen: Firefox is the first of the mainstream browsers to end support of SSLv3, ever since Poodle was published. For those of you who aren’t keeping tabs of security issues–Poodle was a big vulnerability discovered in the 2nd half of 2014, that affected the SSLv3 protocol. The only fix for Poodle was to completely stop using SSLv3 altogether, not a bad idea, since the protocol itself is nearly 18 years old. In other…
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    WIBU Systems RSS

  • Embedded World 2015: Improved License Distribution with the new CodeMeter License Central 2.10

    13 Feb 2015 | 2:37 am
    A long-time exhibitor, Wibu-Systems is showcasing its technology at its own booth for the first time at this year’s Embedded World. At booth 369 in hall 4, visitors have the opportunity to learn the latest services provided by the new CodeMeter License Central 2.10. This versatile tool for the creation, management, and delivery of licenses now gives manufacturers a simple solution for activating and deactivating functions in the software embedded in machines, production systems and devices.Other highlights at Embedded World include the innovative technologies unveiled by Wibu-Systems last…
  • Automatisierungstreff 2015: Device Protection and Secure Boot on Raspberry Pi for an IoT-powered world

    8 Jan 2015 | 5:17 am
    The morning session, led jointly by Günther Fischer, our Embedded Consultant, and  Philip Michel, Field Application Engineer at Wind River, will focus on "Embedded Security for the Internet of Things". Participants will be able not just to learn all the features of Security Profile for VxWorks 7 and CodeMeter Security, but also to experiment signature, encryption and licensing on a Wind River VxWorks 7 Workbench, easily configurable through a CodeMeter plugin for Eclipse-based development environments. The afternoon workshop, facilitated by Stefan Bamberg and Günther Fischer,…
  • New at sps ipc drives 2014: Comprehensive VxWorks-based Cyber-Security Solution

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:12 am
    Among the many exciting innovations that Wibu-Systems is presenting at sps ipc drives 2014, booth 660, hall 7, you’ll also find CodeMeter® Security: an Embedded Security Kit that will safely assist intelligent device manufacturers in their transition towards the Internet of Things. CodeMeter Security is actually a complementary hardware-based add-on to the Security Profile for VxWorks® 7, which all visitors can see in action at Wind River®, booth 305, hall 6. Together, the two products represent a significant milestone for the whole community of VxWorks users, who can now avail…
  • Wibu-Systems at SPS 2014: new encryption and signage methods for embedded security

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:31 am
    This press release is only available in German language.
  • New at sps ipc drives 2014: CodeMeter protection technology is now available for Raspberry Pi

    10 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
    The Raspberry Pi is often used in research and development as a cost-effective platform. To meet the demand of professional users, Wibu-Systems is announcing a Raspberry Pi version called "Compute Module" available for integration into pre-existing hardware. At this year's sps ipc drives, Wibu-Systems introduces its starter kit for Raspberry Pi; at booth 660, hall 7, visitors can learn how to protect embedded software on a single-board computer, license it, and secure the system from tampering. The CodeMeter SDK for Raspberry Pi is preconfigured for a quick jump start, and includes…
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  • Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge announced: Should We Be excited?

    Alavi Wahid
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:25 am
    Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge announced: Should We Be excited? via - Samsung announced their new flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone yesterday at a pre-MWC event in Barcelona.They also announced the double edged S6 Edge at the same event. Here we have the list of specification for the two new devices along with a rundown of more or less everything Samsung talked about in their presentation along with some of our views and opinions. Without wasting time, let’s take a look! Overview of the new smartphones Hardware As expected, Samsung has delivered strongly in the design and aesthetics department,…
  • Huawei at MWC 2015: Watch, TalkBand B2, N1 and MediaPad X2

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:33 am
    Huawei at MWC 2015: Watch, TalkBand B2, N1 and MediaPad X2 via - Mobile World Congress 2015 is off to a solid start with Huawei unveiling the Huawei Watch, TalkBand B2, TalkBand N1 and a 7-inch MediaPad X2 phablet. To learn more about these gadgets, keep scrolling. Huawei Watch Starting off with the Huawei Watch, well, to be honest we really didn’t expect that coming. Huawei Watch is by far the smartest looking Android Wear smartwatch right now. The all-metal, stainless steel body of this smartwatch gives out a elegant look when worn. Moreover, the 1.4 inch AMOLED circular display…
  • HTC surprises with VR Headset & Fitness Band

    Alavi Wahid
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:49 am
    HTC surprises with VR Headset & Fitness Band via - Going into the HTC event, many people were expecting a smartwatch from the company. Although rumours of a VR headset were also floating around, there was no concrete evidence for either. Today HTC announced their teo new wearable, the HTC re-vive and re-grip. re-Vive The vive – as HTC calls it, is the company’s new VR headset. They claim it is far better than any existing VR hardware in the sense that it has 70 sensors that can track your motion through a room. Meaning you no longer have to sit still in one place, you can…
  • LG at Mobile World Congress 2015

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    LG at Mobile World Congress 2015 via - With so many releases and announcements to come in a few hours, here we are with the products released by LG in Mobile World Congress 2015. In not a very hyped event, LG revealed 6 new products: two pairs of Android Lollipop phones and probably one of the most nicest smartwatch yet to come with LTE connectivity. LG Spirit and Magna Long story short, Spirit and Magna are the cousins of G Flex 2. Not so curved as the G Flex, the phones are slight curved which would give bragging rights to some. The 5-inch LG Magna is packed with a 1.2 GHZ quad-core…
  • HTC One M9 Brings Tried & Tested Design With Some Great Improvements

    Alavi Wahid
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    HTC One M9 Brings Tried & Tested Design With Some Great Improvements via - Well folks, we waited way too long for this day. Although almost everything about the HTC One M9 was known long beforehand due to a waterfall of leaks which included VIDEO, here are the details of one of the hottest new smartphone’s on the block. As expected, HTC stays true to its roots and employs a metal uni-body design. This time around, the company built on its extensive use of metal to bring a new design twist. The metal body has a two tone finish found exclusively on the M9. A zero gap build adds to…
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    Web Hosting Blog

  • The Best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento Content from Around the Web

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    those of you who are new here, we’ll give you a quick primer. Each month we like to peruse the internet for the best articles from a variety of subjects that are of interest to our clients. We generally focus on posts that concern the WordPress, blogging, ExpressionEngine, Magento, and eCommerce communities. This month, we’ve included […]
  • Four Plugins WordPress Developers Should Be Using

    18 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    There’s nothing developers like more than scratching their own itches. Some of the best software — including WordPress itself — is the result of a developer solving their own problem and making the solution public. So, as you might expect, WordPress developers have created plenty of plugins that help other developers. WordPress isn’t the easiest […]
  • Nexcess CDN Users Can Now Add SSL Protection

    12 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    For most of our clients, performance is of paramount importance. The need to provide users all over the world with fast loading websites and eCommerce stores is a key factor in their choosing Nexcess hosting; it’s what we do best. But equally important is user privacy and information security. The ability to protect sensitive data […]
  • Discover The Technology Behind Your Favorite Sites

    4 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    A famous poet once said: “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal”. What’s not often mentioned is the continuation of that quote which adds: “bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better”. Everything we create is influenced by what went before, and web design is no exception. Good web designers […]
  • GHOST glibc Security Update Post

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Today, we’d like to draw your attention to a rather serious vulnerability in the Linux glibc library. Using this exploit, an attacker is capable of taking complete control of a victim’s system without requiring access to or knowledge of that system’s credentials. Thankfully, patches are already available for the vulnerability across all distributions- we advise […]
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    Hardware BBQ

  • WD Red 5TB NAS (WD50EFRX) HDD Review

    The Sorcerer
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    Share This: NAS drive solution from WD and Seagate have been around for a while, and recently introduced two storage capacity variants- WD50EFRX 5TB and WD60EFRX 6TB. We’re going to take a look at the 5TB Red Variant. To keep with the storage demands with the SOHO environment- including the never ending media collection that people grow from time-to-time, the newer variants are made for 1-to-8 bay NAS unit solutions. With a 5TB, you get a total of up to 40TB and with 6TB you get up to 48TB. For now, we will be testing it as a single drive in our test bench. But the WD EX2 two-bay NAS review…
  • Nvidia’s CEO finally addresses GeForce GTX 970 VRAM catastrophe

    The Sorcerer
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Share This: Even though it months since GTX 970’s launch, there haven’t been any clear and official response from Nvidia. In time, post-GTX 960’s launch, slowly information came out via other review sources that there is indeed an issue with the last 0.5GB VRAM. The stuttering phenomenon was explained eventually, but it didn’t really sink in with people as Nvidia took many months to correct the technical information that was passed through the reviewers, including the block diagram that reviewers usually get with their reviewer’s guide. But Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun…
  • Intel delays Skylake desktop processor launch

    The Sorcerer
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Share This: At first, Intel was supposed to launch its next generation desktop CPU ‘Skylake’ within Q2, 2015. But now the chipmaking giant pushed its schedule back to August 2015, along with the 100 series chipset that will accompany the desktop CPU launch.The source came to know via Taiwan-based motherboard manufacturers. This would also affect shipping and production for Haswell-refresh and Broadwell-U based hardware. But it is said that companies will unveil 100-series motherboards in Computex 2015. The delay for Skylake’s delay isn’t clear. While in such situations…
  • No clarity in handling Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 issues in India….yet!

    The Sorcerer
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Share This: Over the weeks, the misfortunes of GTX 970 spread like wildfire and had new developments, and the amount of returns that are happening through multiple sources. However, it seems that there is no solution to address this issue in India. Such was the case with a user in Kolkata who faced stuttering issues with his Zotac GTX 970 in SLI, while playing in 4K. When the user contacted Zotac, the company ultimately directed him towards Nvidia as this was the issue with the GPU core and not the card. The user contacted me, and upon my recommendation he posted the entire story and the…
  • Nvidia gets a lawsuit OVER GTX 970 block diagram goof-up

    The Sorcerer
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Share This: As many would imagine that it was bound to happen, an end-user filed a class-action lawsuit against Nvidia via U.S. district court in the Northern district of California over GTX 970’s 3.5GB VRAM issue. According to the lawsuit, the individual Andrew Ostrowski alleged that Nvidia and Gigabyte misleaded its customers by resorting to misleading advertising, unfair and deceptive business practices. As of now, there is a demand for Jury Trial. The lawsuit specifically points out that initially it was advertised with 64 ROPs, but later it was corrected as 56 ROPs which may…
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    The Four-eyed Journal

  • The SCE still has jurisdiction over electronic form of election propaganda

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:27 pm
    One of the most novel and equally controversial provisions of the Revised Student Election Code of DLSU-D is the provision concerning electronic forms of election propaganda. Background Yours truly was part of the body that assembled to revise the old Student Election Code of DLSU-D back in 2008. Considering my background in social media publishing, aka I’m a blogger, and my previous experience in being Chair of the 2007 Students’ Constitutional Convention that drafted the 2008 USC Constitution, the body appointed me to draft the provisions concerning electronic forms of…
  • Android One launches in the Philippines

    16 Feb 2015 | 10:56 pm
    It has finally come! Google launched today the Android One program in the Philippines. Android One is Google’s initiative to make great smartphones affordable for many specially in developing countries. Those smartphones would come with decent hardware and the newest version of Android close to owning a Nexus device. Caesar Sengupta, Google Vice President of Product Management has revealed that local smartphone makers Cherry Mobile and MyPhone will be releasing the Cherry Mobile One and MyPhone Uno, respectively, as part of the Android One program: the Cherry One and MyPhone Uno —…
  • Pope Francis: Commit to Social Justice

    17 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Pundits are saying that the President and other officials of the government was lucky when Pope Francis decided to go impromptu on his homily for the mass he celebrated in Leyte – where super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) did the worst damage when it ravaged the country a little over a year ago – and put aside his prepared speech as it contained passages that fly into the face of the ineffective and short-sighted efforts of the government. I couldn’t agree more. Just read the most powerful portions of the said speech and I’m certain Aquino and his horde are sh*tt*ng bricks:…
  • Our lack of physical activities triggers gene for obesity

    2 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    We may bask in the glory of modern technology today – smartphones, apps, the Internet and how these advances have made life easier by a just a few clicks and taps. However, this led to a more sedentary lifestyle (couch potatos, *ehem *ehem) than generations before, how many children nowadays go out and actually play with other kids? Carl Zimmer writes for The New York Times about several scientific studies have shown that our less-physically strenuous way of life today has triggered a gene that causes obesity: People born before the early 1940s were not at additional risk of putting on…
  • Kay Hirap Sundan by Grupong Pendong

    6 Dec 2014 | 4:22 am
    Kay hirap sundan ang katulad mo Di ko malaman ang gagawin ko Ang tanong mo sa akin, gano kita kamahal Ang pag-ibig ko’y iyong tinimbang Nang sinabi mong patunayan ko Sa aking buhay, sa aking puso At ako nama’y di nag alinlangan Ngunit damdamin mo’y para bang pumanaw Ngayon nasaan ang iyong kandungan? Yakap koy hangin sa kadiliman Sa iyong paglayo, sadya nang naglaho ang mga pangarap, ang mga pangako Pag-ibig ay isang kamatayan Alaala ang tanging iiwan Kay hirap sundan ang katulad mo Di ko malaman ang gagawin ko
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    Create Your Next Customer

  • Updating Your Tactical Mix in The New Media Landscape

    Beyond PR
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Strategic communications teams are tasked with owning the brand story and providing consistent messaging to the marketplace, while tracking outcomes and proving ROI. But due to fragmented audiences across a multitude of channels and screens, these focus areas are an even greater challenge to manage. Images and videos serve as the one unifier across all content formats, with the ability to dramatically increase views and engagement when paired with text. PR Newswire has added value to the multimedia news release with a new design and reporting features that improve reader engagement and make…
  • Dark Reading Offers Cyber Security Crash Course At Interop 2015

    Hilary Jansen
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    The one thing that’s consistent about the IT security environment is change. Just when you think you’ve got a grip on what’s happening, new threats emerge, new technologies hit the market, and new defensive practices take hold. It’s difficult to even keep up with the latest developments, much less implement them. With this rapid pace of change in mind, Dark Reading on April 29 will present The Dark Reading Cyber Security Crash Course, a new, one-day event offered in conjunction with Interop Las Vegas, one of the IT industry’s best-known IT professional…
  • The 8 Golden Rules of Writing Great Press Releases

    Beyond PR
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:46 pm
    The news release has evolved greatly over the last 20 years since the advent of the online world; it is no longer just the domain of journalists, but also consumers who are looking for trusted sources of data to inform their purchase decisions. These tips and guidelines are designed to help you reach the various audiences or personas that are important to your brand, from media to bloggers to the end consumer. Lead with the story, not the brand. Today’s news releases are all about the start of the storytelling process for the brand.  The story is what’s most important.  Create interest…
  • Attendee Perspective: 5 Critical Evaluations

    Bibi Jackson
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Live events are a marketer’s best opportunity for face to face engagement, product demonstrations, and time with prospects to explore business solutions. Last week, I attended the event MAGIC in Las Vegas and was blown away by their ability to provide the perfect environment for sponsors, exhibitors, and conference attendees to connect with one another. Walking the floor and attending seminars, reminded me of the importance of live events and the benefits of having a presence as a sponsor and exhibitor. Since this was not a tech event, almost every exhibitor was new to me and it was clear…
  • How to Effectively Communicate with Designers

    Beyond PR
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Conversations between communicators and designers can be a bit frustrating. You either don’t have a clear idea of what you want the visual to look like. Or, maybe you know exactly what you want, but are having trouble getting that result. Let’s break down a couple of typical conversations that happen during the design process, and how you can help avoid the disconnect. You say: “I’ll know it when I see it.” Designer hears: “Create something, and then I’ll know it’s not what I wanted.” Providing Clear Creative Direction Would you ask an architect to go build a house for you…
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    What's On My PC

  • A Compact, Powerful and Rechargeable LED Flashlight From OLIGHT

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    A tech item that people often overlook is the flashlight, where leaps in advancement have occurred. The newer LED lights have a brightness level that is utterly unbelievable that contain electronic circuitry that enables these lights to perform at different brightness levels. The light that I currently use (and highly recommend) is the Olight S30R Baton… […]
  • HOT NEWS – Now You Can Store (Upload) 50,000 Of Your Own Songs For Free Using Your Google Play Music Account

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:46 pm
    Did you know that Google Play Music gives you storage space where you can store (upload) your music (for FREE)? According to the Android Official Blog Google has upped the ante in the number of songs that you can upload and store from 20,000 songs to 50,000 songs (for FREE). The advantage of this is […]
  • Check Out The “50 Best Android Apps 2015″ at TechRadar

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:20 pm
    I can remember a time where there was question whether the Google Play store (for Android) would be a success or not; especially, at a time when Apple was already established and was the ruler of the “app” market. Since that time Google Play has exploded with their proliferation of apps, for the Android platform, […]
  • FEATURED TECH SITE – Digital Trends

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:24 am
    Digital Trends is your authoritative guide to the world around us. They love, live and breathe tech and explain it to you simply and clearly; featuring editors, engineers, and marketing specialists who provide unique solutions to their advertising partners. Digital Trends is hit monthly by over 20 million monthly unique visitors and growing every month […]
  • A Recommended Windows File Manager and Explorer Replacement

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    File management is a skill that I have found that most computer users have a hard time grasping. If you can understand the concept of file management and how the files (and folders) on your computer are layed out, it will boost your confidence and open up a whole new world to you when it […]
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina business and technology news

  • Junior League of Raleigh and Belk Present 4th Annual Fashion Forward

    David Menzies
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Junior League of Raleigh, a nonprofit organization focused on training women as community leaders and volunteers, is partnering with Belk, the nation’s largest privately owned and maintained department store, for the 4th annual Fashion Forward event. This spring fashion benefit will celebrate the season’s must-have trends on Sunday, Mar. 8 at 6 p.m., at Belk Crabtree Valley Mall, located at 4325 Glenwood Avenue. All event ticket proceeds will support the Junior League of Raleigh in its community partnerships, volunteer service and leadership training.NCTechNews is…
  • North Carolina Climbs to No. 4 Ranking in Site Selection’s Governor’s Cup

    David Menzies
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:18 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory announced Monday that North Carolina jumped to fourth place among all states in Site Selection magazine’s 2014 Governor’s Cup, a closely-watched ranking of economic development success.  North Carolina moved up three spots as compared to last year’s ranking.  The Governor’s Cup is awarded annually based on the number of new and expanded corporate facilities as tracked by Conway Data Inc.’s New Plant Database.  North Carolina ranked number one in the South Atlantic region.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc.
  • Over 100 Participants Attend Inaugural Triad Software Developers Conference

    David Menzies
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The first annual Triad Software Developers Conference took place at Flywheel, located in Winston-Salem, NC in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter on Saturday, February 21, 2015. The event was organized by Small Footprint, Flywheel, Inmar and More than 100 software professionals attended the event, along with 22 presenters and panelists. Robbie Allen, co-founder of Automated Insights, delivered the keynote presentation in which he stated that now is the best time in history to be a software professional because of how quickly new developments are taking place.
  • IDFA Participates in AICPA Personal Financial Planning Conference

    David Menzies
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:21 am
    LAS VEGAS, NEV. & DURHAM, N.C. -- The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), the leading advocate for certification and education of financial professionals in the divorce arena, recently participated in the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference January 18-21. A steady stream of attendees at the Las Vegas event visited the IDFA booth for information on the benefits of becoming a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA™), the most established and recognized designation in financial planning for divorce since 1993.“The…
  • nCino Secures $29 Million in Series B Financing

    David Menzies
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    WILMINGTON, N.C. -- nCino, the leader in secure, cloud-based operating solutions to the financial services industry, today announced the successful completion of $29 million in Series B financing. Led by Insight Venture Partners, the round also includes investments from existing investors Wellington Management Company LLP, former Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO John Mack and Promontory Financial Group Founder and CEO Gene Ludwig.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media…
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  • Mortal Kombat X también estará disponible para iPhone y iPad

    Domadis Cabrera
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Mortal Kombat ha sido mi videojuego favorito durante años, y como cualquier otro fan de la franquicia, espero Mortal Kombat X con ansias. Pues bien, hoy, el desarrollador del juego, Netherrealm Studios, ha anunciado que lanzará una versión de Mortal Kombat X para el iPhone y el iPad el mes que viene. El juego, se ofrecerá de manera gratuita (freemium) y será lanzado casi al mismo tiempo que las versione para PlayStation 4, Xbox One y PCs. Según el editor del juego, Warner Bros Interactive: Como la próxima evolución de los juegos de lucha móviles, el juego para móvil de Mortal Kombat…
  • Ericsson quiere que Apple deje de vender el iPhone en Estados Unidos

    Domadis Cabrera
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Ericsson, el fabricante sueco de equipos de telecomunicaciones móvil, quiere que el iPhone sea retirado del mercado de Estados Unidos por violación de patentes. En una presentación ante la Comisión de Comercio Internacional (ITC), la empresa está solicitando una orden de exclusión contra los productos de Apple por infringir patentes de Ericsson que son esenciales para la normas 2G y 4G/LTE, de acuerdo con Reuters. Hasta la fecha, Ericsson ha acusado a Apple de violar nada más y nada menos que 41 patentes relacionadas con la tecnología móvil. Hasta mediados de Enero, Apple le había…
  • La aplicación de Google Maps para iOS ha sido actualizada

    Domadis Cabrera
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:51 am
    Google ha iniciado el despliegue de una nueva actualización de la aplicación de Google Maps para iOS, llevándola a la versión 4.3.0. Y lo más notable es que ahora la aplicación te permite añadir direcciones de transporte público a tu calendario. Además de las correcciones de errores, las mejoras incluyen la posibilidad de ver los negocios cercanos si estás buscando una dirección y obtener datos breves sobre puntos de interés. La aplicación también ofrece de información sobre eventos y actuaciones en ciertos lugares. Esta actualización se produce poco después de que Google…
  • Apple podría lanzar iOS 8.2 el próximo lunes

    Domadis Cabrera
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:17 am
    Apple está dando los toques finales a iOS 8.2, y según nos informa BGR, la próxima actualización de firmware podría estar disponible al público el próximo lunes o la semana siguiente como muy tarde. Y por si fuera poco, el sitio también se ha enterado de que Apple podría lanzar hasta cuatro versiones beta de iOS 8.3. Apple lanzó iOS 8.3 beta 2 a principios de esta semana, por lo tanto, quedan dos versiones más antes de que la compañía ponga la versión final a disposición del público. Nosotros nos encargaremos de informarte sobre todos los detalles alrededor de iOS 8.2 y iOS…
  • Apple anuncia evento especial de primavera para el 9 de Marzo

    Domadis Cabrera
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:47 am
    Apple ha enviado ya las invitaciones a los miembros de la prensa para que asistan a un evento especial a celebrarse el día 9 de Marzo del 2015. El evento se llevará a cabo en San Francisco en el Yerba Buena Center For The Arts. Es más que probable que Apple utilice el evento para presentar algunos detalles adicionales del Apple Watch, como los precios, la disponibilidad exacta y otra información de interés. Además, la compañía podría lanzar su ampliamente rumoreado MacBook Air Retina con pantalla de 12 pulgadas. Se cree que el nuevo portátil es considerablemente más pequeño que la…
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  • Apple reportedly takes down Samsung as the world's top selling smartphone maker in Q4

    Justin Kahn
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    After Samsung’s generally dominate lineup of smartphones began to show signs of slowing in the sales department, analysts and industry insiders suggested that Apple could retake the crown. While just a year ago Samsung was clocking numbers well ahead of Apple, recent data looks to show a changing of the...
  • Liquid VR from AMD aims to eliminate virtual reality latency

    Shawn Knight
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    AMD can now be added to the rapidly expanding list of technology companies pursuing virtual reality. The veteran chip maker has announced a software development kit called Liquid VR designed to simplify the virtual reality experience for both developers and users.
  • Mozilla releases 64-bit Firefox for Windows with latest Developer Edition

    Tim Schiesser
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Mozilla has finally released a 64-bit version of their Firefox web browser for Windows, joining other major browsers including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Opera in offering 64-bit variants.
  • BlackBerry Leap targets road warriors with 25 hours of battery life

    Shawn Knight
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    BlackBerry is going after road warriors with its latest handset. The BlackBerry Leap, unveiled on Tuesday during Mobile World Congress, promises buyers up to 25 hours of battery life from a single charge.
  • AMD shifts Mantle's focus in wake of DX12 and GLnext

    Tim Schiesser
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    GDC 2015 is set to be a big event for news relating to DirectX 12 and Vulkan (GLnext), two updated low-level graphics APIs set to squeeze more performance out of PC graphics cards. So what is happening to Mantle, AMD's already-released alternative that provides similar benefits?
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  • Choosing A Safe, Efficient Insulation

    23 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Dear EarthTalk: The cold winter we’re having here in the Northeast has convinced me to finally beef up my home’s insulation, but I’ve heard that spray foam can off-gas noxious chemicals and pollute the indoor environment. Are there safer options? – Rose Donahue, Framingham, MAMaking your home more energy efficient is certainly good for the planet and will cut your heating/cooling bills, but you’re right to worry about chemical off-gassing. According to the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG), most common spray polyurethane foam insulation contains methylene diphenyl…
  • An E-waste Blizzard

    20 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    Dear EarthTalk The collective impact of all the iPhones and other devices we buy, use and then discard must be mind-boggling at this point. Has anyone quantified this and what can we do to start reducing waste from such items? – Jacques Chevalier, Boston, MAWith a record four million pre-orders for Apple’s best-selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it’s more evident than ever that consumers want the latest in smartphone technology at their fingertips. A new report by analysts at German market research firm GfK determined that global smartphone sales exceeded 1.2 billion units in…
  • EverCharge Expands To Provide Vehicle Charging

    Guest Post
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:08 pm
    As Electric Vehicles (EV) grow in popularity it has become commonplace for multi-tenant buildings to be faced with the issue of how to support resident requests for EV charging in shared parking garages. As demand increases how will your building provide a scalable solution to your residents? Do you understand your available power infrastructure and are you in a position to maximize the buildings potential?In the past, properties have looked the other way while residents charge off 110v outlets, dismissed EV requests, or allowed residents to setup chargers off common area power. These…
  • Louisville: All-electric ZeroBus Fleet Launches

    Guest Post
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:20 am
    Mayor Greg Fischer joined TARC and other local officials today at the Louisville Slugger Museum to kick off the start of ZeroBus service in downtown Louisville.ZeroBus, TARC’s all-electric fleet, is now providing fare-free rides for passengers along  Main, Market and Fourth streets. The zero-emissions all-electric buses  replace diesel-powered trolleys, the highest polluting TARC vehicles.“ZeroBus changes the game for public transportation in downtown and represents the type of progress and forward-thinking focus we are embracing to improve our city,” said Fischer, who joined TARC…
  • New Nissan Clean Diesel Truck Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

    Jason Ridge
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    A major new addition to the diesel pickup truck stable was introduced this morning as Nissan unveiled its new 2016 Nissan Titan powered by a Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine during the opening day of this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit.“Because of their unmatched combination of efficiency, performance and towing capabilities, diesel engines have long dominated the heavy-duty pickup market,” said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum.  “The New 2016 Nissan Titan with the Cummins 5.0L V8 turbo diesel will provide a great new…
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  • Snapchat Hacking: How Strippers Make Money & What Musicians Need to Know

    Angela Alcorn
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    It’s rumoured to be a rival to TV. With astronomical viewing figures, original content, and good reason for advertisers to come on board, Snapchat is going places. But are you coming with it? If you’re part of the slightly older generation of social media addicts, you might still be wondering why people even use Snapchat, how Snapchat could be useful for work, and what possible reason you might have for creating your own snaps. Here’s what strippers know about making money on Snapchat and some other great reasons why you should probably get on board. How Discover Changes…
  • 5 Ways to Make Sure Public Computers You Use Are Safe

    Ben Stegner
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Most folks have their own computers these days. Between smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops, you probably have Internet access pretty much all the time. However, sometimes you’ll find yourself using a computer that’s not yours – perhaps you’re visiting a friend, using public resources at the library, or your work requires you to log into different systems all day. Public WiFi is dangerous no matter what computer you’re on, but foreign machines demand even greater caution. Whenever you have to use a computer that’s open to the public, make sure you…
  • Mac Won’t Boot? A Step-By-Step Guide to Waking It Up

    Jessica Coccimiglio
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Last month my dad brought home a 2011 MacBook Pro that his work didn’t want because the battery wouldn’t charge. Plugged in, it worked for about a week, then it simply stopped booting. He said, if we could get it to work, we would keep it. The following article documents my tale from the trenches in trying to bring a Mac to life. Though I ultimately failed to bring it to working condition for reasons I will get into later, I hope this story and instructions can be of use to someone else out there trying to revive a Mac. Battery/Power First...Read the full article: Mac…
  • The BASIC Guide to GAMBAS: All You Need To Know

    Matthew Hughes
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you owned a computer in the 80s, you almost certainly knew BASIC. Each microcomputer came with their own spin on the language, and it wasn’t uncommon to while away a Saturday afternoon copying code from a magazine line by line. The end product would almost always be some kind of game, or an interesting visual effect. It inspired an entire generation of coders. But BASIC died around the same time the Commodore 64 did, and it wasn’t really replaced. As Windows came on to the scene, it was no longer required to write code in order to use a computer....Read the full article: The…
  • Are You Nearsighted or Farsighted? Tips to Make Windows More Accessible for Young & Old

    Guy McDowell
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Screens and eyes – partners in the relationship between us and our computers. Yet they seem to be at war with each other sometimes, don’t they? Computers use print that’s too small, your eyesight changes, you get headaches and stress, and the computer gets called a lot of dirty names. It doesn’t have to be that way! Remember that you command your computer. Just learn how and Windows can make reading easier for you. Of course, if you’re using a small or old monitor, you may want to upgrade your monitor to something newer and bigger. Let’s take a look at…
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  • Jual Alat Pengusir Tikus

    Ahmad Alfajar
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:42 pm
    Jual Alat Pengusir Tikus - Selamat datang dihalaman kami. Jika Anda sedang mencari alat pengusir tikus maka Anda tepat telah berkunjung disini. Kami menghadirkan solusi untuk mengusir tikus dengan cara yang lebih alami dan efektif.KUNJUNGI DISINI.Mungkin kucing Anda sudah tidak doyan lagi dengan daging tikus. Sehingga wajar bila saat ini begitu banyak tikus yang berkeliaran. Maka jika Anda sudah mengunjungi halaman kami yang berwarna merah akan Anda temukan bagaimana buah simpala dapat mengusir tikus dengan efektif dan mudah.Meski memang saat ini begitu banyak yang menjual alat pengusir…
  • Cara Mengusir Tikus Yang Efektif

    Ahmad Alfajar
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Cara Mengusir Tikus Yang Efektif - Anda sedang mencari cara untuk mengusir tikus yang efektif ?. Jika ingin tahu cobalah untuk klik pada laman dibawah ini.KLIK DISINI.Nah, disana akan Anda temukan bagaimana kegunaan buah simpala yang mampu untuk mengusir tikus dengan mudah. Mungkin saat tom sudah bekerja sama dengan jerry sehingga ia tidak memiliki minat lagi pada daging jerry. Hehehe...Namun memang realita yang terjadi memang seperti itu. Kucing saat ini entah mengapa sudah enggan untuk memakan daging tikus. Karena itu harus ada cara mengusir tikus yang efektif.Kami menghadirkan buah…
  • Jual Pengusir Tikus Yang Alami

    Ahmad Alfajar
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:15 pm
    Jual Pengusir Tikus Yang Alami - Saat ini memang begitu banyak yang menjual pengusir tikus. Mulai dari yang bersifat elektronik hingga yang alami. Kami disini menghadirkan solusi pengusir tikus yang alami dengan harga yang sangat terjangkau. Jika ingin mengetahui lebih jauh tentang pengusir tikus yang alami.SILAHKAN KLIK DISINI.Disana kami menjual pengusir tikus yang alami dengan menggunakan buah simpala. Buah simpala memang dikenal oleh masyarakat sebagai buah yang mampu untuk menimbulkan bau yang tidak enak bagi tikus namun tidak bagi manusia. Sehingga ini tidak akan mengganggu kita.Buah…
  • Alat Pengusir Tikus Elektronik

    Ahmad Alfajar
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Alat Pengusir Tikus Elektronik - Sekarang memang banyak cara untuk mengusir tikus. Termasuk dengan alat pengusir tikus elektronik ini. Biasanya beberapa menggunakan respon suara yang akan mengganggu pendengaran tikus. Nah kami menawarkan cara yang berbeda yang lebih alami dan juga praktis serta mudah. Ingin tahu???KLIK DISINI.Jadi alat pengusir tikus elektronik yang kami maksud disini adalah dengan menggunakan cara yang telah Anda lihat dan baca pada laman yang telah kami berikan pada link di atas. Caranya sangat mudah bukan?Jadi masih penasaran tentang alat pengusir tikus elektronik yang…
  • Obat Pengusir Tikus Yang Bagus dan Efektif

    Ahmad Alfajar
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Obat Pengusir Tikus Yang Bagus dan Efektif - Masih bingung menghadapi tikus yang semakin hari semakin bertambah? Dan apakah Anda juga sudah mencoba banyak cara untuk menguisrnya? Obat pengusir tikus yang bagus dan efektif ini memang sedang diburu oleh masyarakat. Tentu karena harganya yang sangat terjangkau dan alami.Penasaran tentang obat pengusir tikus yang bagus dan efektif ? KLIK DISINI.Jadi, obat pengusir tikus sekarang ini yang kami maksud adalah buah simpala. Pada halaman yang telah kami tautkan pada link diatas akan memberi gambaran bagaimana buah ini dapat menjadi obat pengusir tikus…
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • How to Avoid 5 Common Computing Mistakes

    Bob Rankin
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    The careless users guide to avoiding & fixing common computing mistakes. The post How to Avoid 5 Common Computing Mistakes appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Bob Rankin: Have You Made These Five Computing Mistakes? I hate to sound unsympathetic, but most computer problems... Five Common WiFi Security Mistakes Here are five of the biggest mistakes that people make... 5 Computing Mistakes Everyday I hear from people who are having computer...
  • Microsoft Windows by Subscription

    Dave's Computer Tips
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Microsoft is dropping more hints that the Windows operating system will be offered through a subscription based model. The post Microsoft Windows by Subscription appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Choosing a Perpetual or Subscription Microsoft Office License How to decide which type of Office 365 license... Try Microsoft Office 2013 Most of you have a version of Office that... Windows 8 Or Windows RT Take Your Pick Windows 8, Windows RT and the new touch-centric Metro...
  • 10 Tech Tips for Divorcing Couples

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Couples going through a divorce should be sure to address these 10 tech related issues. The post 10 Tech Tips for Divorcing Couples appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: 3 Most Common Tech Issues in a Divorce Technology continues to make our lives easier. However, for... Has Your Email Been Hacked How to recover from your Gmail, Yahoo or MSN... Adding iCloud to Windows 8 How to share content between a Mac and a PC....
  • Tech Support Scam Extends to Social Media

    The Pit Crew
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    Tech Support scammers are now targeting prospective victims through Twitter. The post Tech Support Scam Extends to Social Media appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: How to Combat Microsoft Tech Support Scam Calls Practical and creative ways to deal with Microsoft Tech... Ask Leo: Next Steps for Victims of Microsoft Support Scam By Leo Notenboom A very common scam has people... Windows Secrets: Alert-Microsoft Tech Support Scam I'm from Microsoft, I'm here to help. That's what...
  • Simple Browser Add-On for Privacy

    Dave's Computer Tips
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:02 pm
    ZenMate is a simple to use browser add-on or extension which promises online anonymity. The post Simple Browser Add-On for Privacy appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: The Best Browser Privacy Tools The best tools for protecting your privacy when using Chrome,... Obama to Introduce Sweeping Online Privacy Bill President Obama is reportedly preparing to propose new restrictions on... Browsing the Web Anonymously Free tools for protecting your privacy and anonymity when browsing...
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    Online Tech Tips

  • 4 Ways to Find GPS Coordinates for Any Location

    Aseem Kishore
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:29 am
    There are certain occasions when you need the exact coordinates for a specific location, but most map applications don’t show that kind of data front and center because it’s not something that is needed very often. I’ve learned that getting the GPS coordinates can be very handy if your GPS device can’t find a specific address. If you’re like me and haven’t updated your Garmin or TomTom in years, then a lot of newer areas simply won’t show up when you search for them. Also, if you are short on data usage, it’s probably not a good idea to use…
  • How to Open UIF File

    Aseem Kishore
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Have you recently downloaded a UIF file and now want to mount it so that you can view the contents? A UIF file is actually a MagicISO CD/DVD image file. The file can contain documents, photos, videos, etc. In order to view the contents, you have to first mount the UIF image file. There are many formats for creating images files of CD/DVDs, but UIF is used because it provides better encryption and also has better compression. The most common image format is ISO. Instead of trying to mount a UIF directly, the best option is to convert the UIF image to an ISO image and then mount the ISO image.
  • How to Make a Desktop or Laptop Act Like a Router

    Aseem Kishore
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:25 pm
    Looking for a way to convert your laptop or desktop into a wireless router? You may find yourself in a situation where there isn’t a wireless router around for everyone to connect to. If only one computer is connected to a cable or DSL modem, you can convert that computer into a router or wireless router, if the computer has a wireless card. Before we talk about the setup process, it’s important to know the requirements. The main requirement is that the computer has to have at least two network interfaces installed on the system. You can either have two network cards or one…
  • How to Find BIOS Version on Computer

    Aseem Kishore
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Need to find or check the current BIOS version on your laptop or desktop computer? The BIOS or UEFI firmware is the software that comes installed on your PC motherboard by default and that detects and controls the built-in hardware including hard drives, video cards, USB ports, memory, etc. Whether you need to update the BIOS or not is something I’ve written about previously and the basic premise of that article was not to update unless you really have a specific need to. So how do you go about figuring out if you need to update the BIOS on your computer? Well first you’ll need…
  • Change Clock To and From Military Time in Windows

    Aseem Kishore
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:47 am
    Most people probably don’t care, but the default time display in Windows is 12 hour format, not military time. However, for all of the people who routinely tell time using the military time format, being able to change it on their computers can prove to be very useful. You would think it would be super easy to change the clock in Windows to military time, but it’s not! The procedure is also different depending on which version of Windows you are using. In this article, I’ll walk you through the steps to change your Windows XP, 7, 8, or 10 PC time to military format. Windows XP…
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    Tech Spikes

  • 7 Must-Read Steps To Launching An App For Your Business

    Laura Jackson
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:38 pm
    These days, your business needs to be cross-platform if you want to make sure you are ahead of the game. Most companies tend to perform well online, but there are other ways to reach your demographic. Have you ever thought about creating bespoke software for your users? If you develop and launch an app, you could reach a whole new group of people. If you want to get loads of new customers remember what Apple says – there is an app for that. 1) Identify your customers’ needs You need to figure out what people want from an app before you do anything else. Your app needs to be…
  • A Complete Guide To Keeping Your Computer Safe

    Laura Jackson
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Computers, software and operating systems are getting more and more sophisticated. With every new update and iteration, our machines are getting safer and more secure. There are more safety precautions against hackers and viruses. The trouble is that hackers and viruses are getting more sophisticated too! Although our systems keep getting smarter, that’s no reason to rest on your laurels. It’s essential that you take steps to keep your machine and your information secure. That’s what we’ll look at today. Don’t ignore the updates The constant pop ups tend to drive us mad on our…
  • Top Tips for Choosing the Best Office Printer

    Laura Jackson
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:31 pm
    We might be digitizing more and more business processes, but occasionally we still need some things down on paper. Most companies have the need for a printer, even if it’s only once in a blue moon. But if you require the use of one fairly regularly, you want to make sure that you get the best one for its purpose. Gone are the days where printers were as simple as those that printed in color and those that didn’t. There’s a much broader range of options now, and what you choose depends on several factors. You need to look at what your office will use the printer for, how much…
  • New Trends in the Online Shopping Sector

    9 Feb 2015 | 7:06 am
    New Trends in the Online Shopping Sector When you talk about e-commerce stores or e-shopping you would invariably talk about Flipkart is one of the leading and probably the most popular online retail stores in India. The store has a huge collection of men and women fashion clothing, electronic goods, books, home and kitchen appliance and baby care products. Unlike several other online stores in India, flipkart comes as one stop shopping destination for all your fashion clothing needs. The e-commerce stores in India over the past few years have been growing by leaps and bounds.
  • Advantages Of Buying A Custom Built Laptop Over A Mac

    Laura Jackson
    8 Feb 2015 | 3:16 am
    Whether your laptop runs slowly, freezes or is just looking a little worn, it might be time to consider investing in a new laptop. But, with so many different makes and models on the market, it can be hard to know what would be the best option to go with. The two most popular options for a new laptop are apple macs and custom built laptops, as they seem to offer a much higher quality than other computers do. But, which one is the best choice to go with, an apple mac or a custom built laptop? If you are struggling to decide between an apple mac and a custom made laptop, don’t worry, we are…
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  • "Smart" undersea pipeline sends status reports to shore

    Ben Coxworth
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Undersea oil pipelines are typically inspected about once every five years ... but what happens if one of them gives out between those inspections? That's where the Norwegian SmartPipe project comes in. Initiated in 2006, it's aimed at developing self-monitoring pipelines that continuously transmit real-time status reports to shore. .. Continue Reading "Smart" undersea pipeline sends status reports to shore Section: Science Tags: Monitoring, Oil, SINTEF Related Articles: GE using medical X-rays to inspect undersea pipelines TOHL: the startup that lays water pipelines by helicopter…
  • Panasonic enters the robo-vac game, with the triangular Rulo

    Ben Coxworth
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Circular robotic vacuum cleaners may be popular, but it's hard for them to reach dust and dirt in the corners of rooms. That's why Panasonic has gone with a triangular shape – a Reuleaux triangle, to be precise – for its new MC-RS1 Rulo robo-vac. .. Continue Reading Panasonic enters the robo-vac game, with the triangular Rulo Section: Around The Home Tags: Cleaning, Panasonic, Robotics, Vacuum cleaner Related Articles: Watch out iRobot, LG is looking to totally clean up with the Hom-Bot Square New Roomba robo-vac features a wireless command center Panasonic unveils Fukitorimushi: a…
  • 12 tips & tricks to get more from Gmail on the web

    David Nield
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    Since it appeared in April 2004, Gmail has become the email client of choice for hundreds of millions of users. You're probably very familiar with it – but are you making the most out of the software? We've put together 12 of the most helpful tips for boosting your productivity inside Gmail and powering through your inbox... Continue Reading 12 tips & tricks to get more from Gmail on the web Section: Computers Tags: Email, Gmail, Google, Tips Related Articles: Google launches Gmail SMS service in three African countries Google Inbox: Like the love child of Mailbox and Google Now Inbox…
  • BlackBerry Leap: A more promising design married to mid-ranged specs

    Chris Wood
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    If you were hoping for a new flagship smartphone from BlackBerry, you might be disappointed by the Leap, with the new handset featuring a 720p display and the same Qualcomm processor we saw in the Z10 back in 2013. On the plus side, the Leap is one of the more attractive smartphones BlackBerry has released recently. .. Continue Reading BlackBerry Leap: A more promising design married to mid-ranged specs Section: Mobile Technology Tags: BlackBerry, Mobile World Congress 2015, Smartphones Related Articles: RIM announces BlackBerry 7 OS-based handsets: Bold 9900, Torch 9810 and 9860 BlackBerry…
  • Ikea to sell furniture with built-in wireless charging

    Dario Borghino
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    Starting next month, Swedish furniture colossus Ikea will start selling furniture with built-in Qi wireless charging and a charging kit to build wireless charging into existing furniture... Continue Reading Ikea to sell furniture with built-in wireless charging Section: Around The Home Tags: Charging, Furniture, IKEA, Smartphones, Wireless, Wireless Charging Related Articles: LG announces Wireless Charge Pad Ampere wireless charging sleeve aims to make charging on the go easier Upcoming Cadillacs to get wireless smartphone charging Ikea's Regissör series promises quick tool-free furniture…
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    John Morris

  • What Makes Elance Clients Say Yes – This Week on

    John Morris
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:28 am
    Lots going on on this week. Here’s a recap: A lot of web designer asking the wrong question about getting clients on sites like Elance and in general. There’s 3 reasons why clients say no. You need to overcome all 3 reasons to get the YES. Too many people interpret “do what you love” advice the wrong way… and it kills them. Get 65% off almost any Udemy course with this coupon code. The post What Makes Elance Clients Say Yes – This Week on appeared first on John Morris. Related posts: How to Get Hired on Elance and oDesk Think…
  • 4 Keys to Developing a Profitable Web Application

    John Morris
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    Building a profitable web application is often the fastest way to notoriety as a developer (just ask Mark Zuckerberg or Sergey Brin). It’s also often the quickest way to have massive impact on the world and improve thousands or even millions of people’s lives. And, of course, if you hit it big (and usually even if you don’t)… the pay isn’t too shabby, either. But, how can you ensure the web application you want to develop will be a success? Having worked at a successful tech start-up for the last five years, I want to share a few of my insights: 1. Build…
  • 7 Steps to Get New Web Design Clients on Autopilot

    John Morris
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:46 pm
    When I first got into the online business/internet marketing space (way back in 2004) one of the ideas I saw thrown around a lot was this notion of getting business on “autopilot”. I always thought it was a little silly. It sounded like straight up hype to me. I mean how is it possible to get traffic, leads and sales on “autopilot”… the same numbers week after week without a lot of input on your part? Didn’t seem possible. And, for a lot of years I simply wrote it off as hype and didn’t think much more about it. Then, I started getting serious about…
  • WARNING: Are You Ruining Your Career by Following This Common Piece of Freelancing Advice?

    John Morris
    9 Jan 2015 | 10:59 am
    When I first entered the web design world, I felt like a fish out of water. For a long time, I felt like I really didn’t belong. Admittedly, my background is probably a bit atypical. I wasn’t born a “geek”. I grew up in a military and sports-oriented family. My first job ever was working construction for my dad. I was a star football player in high school. And, I had a fairly extensive background in sales my first few years in the workforce. I certainly wasn’t in the Mark Zuckerberg mold of learning to code from age 7. I was 23 before I even know what web design…
  • How can a newbie freelancer become popular in freelancing websites?

    John Morris
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    Watch on YouTube: Listen on SoundCloud: You gain popularity by doing more work and getting good reviews and recommendations from the clients you work with. Elance uses a sophisticated algorithm to determine an individual freelancer’s level. You can see this level displayed on the side of your profile here: This level is important because it plays a major role in how you show up in profile listings throughout Elance. In general, the higher your level the more likely you are to show up at the top of those lists and get seen by potential…
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  • How to Create Free and Unique eBook Covers in Canva

    Irene Enriquez
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Whether you’re a student or a blogger who wants to take your writing to the next level,  publishing an eBook seems like a daunting task. It might even seem more daunting if you think about creating a beautiful and professional looking cover without spending a dime.The good news is, you can create a unique eBook cover that’s free, professional looking, and even beautiful with Canva.Canva is a “tool that makes design simple for everyone.” It is available on any web browser and on the iPad.By using Canva, you can create an eBook cover in less than 30 minutes. There’s no need…
  • How to Run Linux in a Window on your Chromebook

    Derrik Diener
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    Chromebook owners: You might be aware that (with some clever hacks) it’s possible to run a Linux distribution on your Chromebook. Once you’ve got Crouton installed, you’ll be able to swap between ChromeOS and Linux with a key press. It’s really cool – but what if you could run Linux in a window – like a program? Well, now you can!A talented Google Intern has created some software for the ChromeOS browser that allows Crouton to be run in a window. It’s a fairly simple process made possible by two great tools – Xiwi and a Crouton Integration extension.
  • MTE Explains: What Is the US Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights?

    Miguel Leiva-Gomez
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:25 pm
    As early as January 2015, there has been talk within the United States government of introducing a new set of laws with the intention of protecting the privacy of individuals on the Internet (for the most part). If they pass, this will be the first time in US history that people will have a set of clearly-defined “rights” in the digital world. The implications of this project has led to several people criticizing the proposal, but why? We intend to explain everything you need to know about this proposal and how it is similar to what other countries are doing. What does the…
  • How to Recover Deleted Windows Files with Linux

    Obaro Ogbo
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Every computer user has been there, some more than once – that moment when you realize that you just deleted the wrong file or bunch of files. The recycle bin is useful for these kind of situations where files you delete are seemingly available in the recycle bin and can be restored later. There are a lot of situations where a deleted file doesn’t go to the recycle bin, and this article will discuss how you can recover deleted Windows files with Linux, specifically Ubuntu. The techniques discussed here will work if you dual boot Windows and Linux or if you have a Ubuntu Live…
  • 20 Run Commands Every Windows User Should Know

    Vamsi Krishna
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    Windows hosts a wide range of tools which can be used to do all sorts of things and most them are easily accessible through the Control Panel. An alternative way to access these tools and tasks is through the good old “Run” command. In fact, if you know the corresponding Run command of a tool or task, it would be the quickest way to access the said utility. Even though the usage of the Run command is drastically reduced due to the introduction of the search box in the start menu, the Run command is still a power user option. So if you ever need them, here is a good list of Run…
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  • HCL tablets – There are a myriad of choice

    Mayur Somani
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:45 am
    HCL is one of the popular and reputed brands in the international electronics’ market. With its wide range of products like laptops and tablets, HCL has successfully made its name to be known in the international competitive markets. HCL tablets lets you do more To continue this Endeavour of success, HCL has also released a […] The post HCL tablets – There are a myriad of choice appeared first on TekNoise.
  • Triporg – The personal travel guide in your smartphone

    Mayur Somani
    27 Jun 2013 | 8:45 am
    Organizing a trip is a wonderful experience. Choosing the destination is exciting but it takes a lot of time to plan what to do there: you should consider what is on, opening times, distances, etc… Triporg is here to help you! Triporg is the online trip organizer that in a few seconds helps you to […] The post Triporg – The personal travel guide in your smartphone appeared first on TekNoise.
  • HTC Desire 600 Smartphone, Will it attract the mid-level consumers?

    Mayur Somani
    1 Jun 2013 | 12:12 am
    HTC released smart looking; dual-SIM Android based Desire 600 Smartphone. Now it came-up with HTC desire 600, slimmer and center ranged dual-SIM handset. This device runs with Android jelly Bean operating system and fully featured Qualcomm 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 chipset. Designer presented device with Video highlight characteristic that provide utmost originality and highly multitasking capability. This […] The post HTC Desire 600 Smartphone, Will it attract the mid-level consumers? appeared first on TekNoise.
  • The day I felt like The Broadband Internet King

    Mayur Somani
    28 May 2013 | 11:37 pm
    As I have worked in the telecommunications industry for over ten years, I was well aware of the power that high speed internet technology had provided my company. We were able to stream data in near real-time, interact in webinars and conference call with clients from across the globe and utilize VoIP services to speak […] The post The day I felt like The Broadband Internet King appeared first on TekNoise.
  • Google Now is now Available for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 3, iPad 4 and All iOS 5+ Devices

    Mayur Somani
    9 May 2013 | 6:07 am
    Google Now has been busy making headlines since its launch and its one application that had created a deep anxiety among the users. The iOS users had been waiting in excitement for the launch of this app. Finally, Google has brought wide smiles on the face of iOS users by launching its most popular software […] The post Google Now is now Available for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 3, iPad 4 and All iOS 5+ Devices appeared first on TekNoise.
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  • How To Turn Off Facebook Sounds on Android

    shabnam sultan
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:09 am
    Facebook is one of the most popular social networking site and recently Facebook has introduced all kinds of obnoxious sounds as notification. If you are someone who don’t find these sounds as notification amusing. Here is how you can Turn off Facebook Sounds on Android. While using Facebook you must have noticed new sounds which are unpleasant coming from Android every time you get a notification. How To Turn Off Facebook Sounds on Android 1. Launch Facebook from your app drawer on your Android. 2. Now, Tap the three lines icon near the top right in Facebook App. 3. You This is a post…
  • Considerations for your Online Business

    shabnam sultan
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:33 am
    The Internet is easily one of the most important inventions in the history of the world. You could make an argument that no other invention has changed the world more than the Internet. We are now able to communicate with each other and conduct business in a way that few would have thought possible even 30 years ago. There are now multibillion dollar businesses that operate exclusively online. In fact, starting an e-commerce business is so easy that many regular people are now starting them from their homes. However, the online business world is very competitive. Here are the things This is a…
  • How To Fix Unfortunately Facebook Has Stopped On Android

    shabnam sultan
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:23 am
    Are you getting the message “unfortunately Facebook has stopped” on Android? No worries as this is one of the common error which you might get due to various reasons. If you are getting error “Unfortunately Facebook has stopped”, here are a few things you can try to fix it. How To Fix Unfortunately Facebook Has Stopped On Android 1. Try to clear the data and cache of Facebook App on Android – Go to “Settings” on your Android device. – Tap on “More tab”. – Tap on “Application Manager”. – Select “All…
  • Turn Off/Disable Automatic App Updates in iPhone and iPad

    shabnam sultan
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Want to Turn Off automatic updating of apps on your iPhone or iPad? Read on how to Turn Off/disable Automatic App updates on your iOS device and save your cellular data. Apple introduced the feature of automatically updating apps in iOS 7 which lets your iPhone, iPad to automatically download and install app updates whenever available. Good, you will not have to go to App Store to manually update apps now. Most of the users, however, don’t prefer automatic updates as it eats cellular data. Turn Off/Disable Automatic App Updates in iPhone and iPad These steps will work on iOS This is a…
  • How to Disable Auto-Update of Apps in Google Play

    shabnam sultan
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:53 am
    Do you start panicking when you find that Google Play has started downloading updates of your apps one by one by itself on your Android device? No worries, read on how to stop Google Play from auto-updating your apps. How to Disable Auto-Update of Apps in Google Play 1. Launch the Google Play Store app on your device. 2. Tap on the Menu on the left hand side. 3. Choose “Settings”. 4. Navigate to the “General” and you will find the option of “Auto-update apps”. 5. Select the option “Do not auto-update apps”- you will be getting three options…
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    Science + Technology – Articles – The Conversation

  • When too much science communication is barely enough

    Merlin Crossley, Dean of Science and Professor of Molecular Biology at UNSW Australia
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Australia has a wealth of great science communicators, such as Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. But we need even more. Ruth Ellison/Flickr, CC BY-SAThe message about climate change still faces opposition in a few ideoligcally-driven quarters. Print media is struggling to support specialist science journalists. And surveys about science literacy repeatedly give alarming results. But reports of the death of science communication have been greatly exaggerated. The old statement that the former minister for science Barry Jones made that scientists are wimps, and the countless subsequent claims that…
  • Finding meteorite impacts in Aboriginal oral tradition

    Duane Hamacher, Lecturer and ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow at UNSW Australia
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Aboriginal stories dating back many thousands of years talk of a fire from the sky in an area now home to the Henbury meteorite craters, in the Northern Territory. Flickr/Boobook, CC BY-NC-SAImagine going about your normal day when a brilliant light races across the sky. It explodes, showering the ground with small stones and sending a shock wave across the land. The accompanying boom is deafening and leaves people running and screaming. This was the description of an incident that occurred over the skies of Chelyabinsk, Russia on February 15, 2013, one of the best recorded meteoritic events…
  • We must defend science if we want a prosperous future

    Barry Jones, Professorial Fellow at University of Melbourne
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Science is under attack but we must defend it if we want to improve politics in Australia. Victoria University, Author providedToday’s Australians are, by far, the best educated cohort in our history –- on paper, anyway -– but this is not reflected in the quality of our political discourse. We appear to be lacking in courage, judgement, capacity to analyse and even simple curiosity, except about immediate personal needs. There are more than 1.1 million university students, both undergraduate and postgraduate (about 900,000 of them locals), currently at Australian universities. Australia…
  • Is iron rain the reason why Earth and the moon are so different?

    Simon Redfern, Professor in Earth Sciences at University of Cambridge
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:43 am
    New experiments show that the asteroids that slammed into Earth and the moon more than 4 billion years ago were vaporised into a mist of iron. The findings, published in Nature Geoscience, suggest that the iron mist thrown up from the high velocity impacts of these asteroids travelled fast enough to escape the moon’s gravity, but stayed gravitationally stuck on more massive Earth. And these results may help explain why the chemistry of the Earth and the moon differ. When and how Earth’s metallic core formed is uncertain. Clues come from known differences in the preferences of certain…
  • Giant methane storms on Uranus

    Helen Maynard-Casely, Instrument Scientist at Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:41 am
    Most of the times we have looked at Uranus, it has seemed to be a relatively calm place. Well, yes its atmosphere is the coldest place in the solar system. But, when we picture the seventh planet in our solar system invariably the image of a calming blue hazy disc that the spacecraft Voyager 2 took in 1986 comes to mind. Uranus as seen by NASA’s Voyager 2 NASA/JPL-Caltech However, all we have previously known about the atmosphere of Uranus has been ’thrown to the wind’ with observations made last year. In August 2014 a group led by Imke de Pater pointed the Keck telescope at Uranus and…
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  • Benefits of using Power Solutions for your company

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:42 am
      T&B Power Solutions provide power quality services and is the leading designer, manufacturer and provider of power readability products. It is designed with breakthrough technology such as patented superswitch, an intuitive interface, user-definable setpoints, detailed monitoring and  small footprint. Using Power Solutions is quite beneficial for your company. Keeping You Up and Running When […]
  • How to Prevent Time Theft in your Office?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:37 am
    Many employees would never dream of stealing money from the company’s cash register, but think nothing of stealing time. Many consider time theft a harmless and victimless crime, but the cost to your company can be devastating. The small business owner is often hurt the worst when employees commit time theft, so learning to spot […]
  • 5 Takeaways on How to Re-Purpose Your Content

    Howard Steele
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:07 am
    Today, in the era of inbound marketing, bloggers are feeling the pressure to produce more and more content to get noticed. But maintaining a steady stream of premium, engaging content can be time-consuming, as it takes a considerable amount of creativity, resources, dedication and hard work to write quality content. What’s the answer to this […]
  • WhatsApp Web: The Official WhatsApp Client for PC [All you need to know]

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Finally Bluestacks will get to relax because WhatsApp officially released its web client for PC and laptop users. Users have been waiting for this since months and finally WhatsApp decided to fulfill their request. With WhatsApp Web, users will be able to access WhatsApp on their pc and start messaging from there itself. How WhatsApp […]
  • How Smartphone Apps help Availing Maximum Discount in Online Shopping?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:57 am
    The first thing that every shopaholic is concerned about is how to get the product at the best discounted rates. Online shopping has given a u-turn to shopping by introducing two best features- shopping from home and buying products at the lowest cost. Even a local store cannot offer a product at such a rate […]
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  • Monetizing the Connected Home

    3 Mar 2015 | 3:24 pm
    With the Internet of Things (IoT) dominating the topic of conversation at this year's Consumer Electronic Show, the connected home has gained a lot traction, as evidenced by the increased number of market entrants and new offerings.  As with any burgeoning market, there are many different business models, ecosystems, and pricing strategies, making it unclear what is the best way to monetize the connected home.  Singu Srinivas, Partner, and Steven Michalkow, Senior Analyst, answer a few key questions to help navigate and capitalize on this opportunity. Click here to read more
  • What Does the Cloud Really Cost?

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    Managing an IT budget can be a difficult and complex process.  Moving towards the cloud, while potentially providing many benefits, both financially and otherwise, usually further complicates the IT operational stack.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, dissect the different "cloud" options and how each impacts the IT budgeting process Click here to read more ...
  • Finance: Processing Like It’s 1995

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    While finance functions were one of the first to be automated, it has since lagged behind other process automation developments.  As CFOs begin to refocus their attentions on this importance piece of the puzzle, especially with the emergence of the cloud, they are finding the process to be complex.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, outline a few considerations that executives should think about when updating their finance function processes. Click here to read more ...
  • 2015: Seven Trends in Focus

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    by Dhaval Moogimane, Partner 2014 was a great year for technology, marked by continued innovation from the culmination of trends long underway to announcements in areas of incredible potential. A month or so into 2015, we look forward to another exciting year of continuing technological innovation. During Waterstone's annual strategic review in Chicago earlier this month, the conversation kept coming back to seven trends that - beyond all the excitement and hype - will have material impacts for our clients and partners. These are the areas we will be watching closely over 2015: The…
  • Customer Success: The Time to Act Is Now

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Shifting market dynamics, new delivery models, and rapidly changing customer engagement models are driving software companies to refocus on and prioritize Customer Success. The organizational transformation required to successfully deliver Customer Success is significant and touches on all aspects of the post-sale customer interaction. Dhaval Moogimane, Partner, outlines practical advice around four key Customer Success priorities that software providers should follow to kick start their efforts. Click here to see more ...
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  • What the FREAK? Huge SSL security flaw stems from US government backdoor

    Mark Wilson
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Seven hours is all it takes to crack the encryption that is in place on some supposedly secure websites. Security experts blame the US government's ban on the use of strong encryption back in the 1990s for a vulnerability that has just come to light. Named FREAK (Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys), the flaw exists on high-profile websites including, ironically, Restrictions that limited security to just 512-bit encryptions were lifted in the late 90s, but not before it was baked into software that is still in use today. The ban on the shipping of software with stronger encryption…
  • Qualcomm challenges Apple's fingerprint sensor tech with new Touch ID rival

    David Curry
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:44 am
    Fresh from a few big mobile announcements at MWC, Qualcomm has announced a new fingerprint sensor technology to compete with Apple’s Touch ID. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sense ID is a new technology using ultrasonic waves to create a 3D fingerprint of the user, offering more depth than Touch ID, which uses an area-type capacitive 2D fingerprint. Ultrasonic waves are already used in biometric facilities and business services, meaning this is the first consumer variation of the technology. Not only can Qualcomm’s fingerprint sensor understand more from a fingerprint, but it also can be used on…
  • 7 ways to maximize your Android and Apple contacts

    Phoebe Jennelyn Magdirila
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    I’m sure you all know that your smartphone contacts app has long been essential for storing contact information, but while storage is its typical use, Android and Apple devices contacts are not limited to that function. There are several nifty tricks you can use to lever the full potential of your contacts list. Here are seven of the best. Android and iOS: Give a friend a unique name So, maybe you’ve put your dad’s actual first and last name into your address book, but you’d like to simply tell Siri or Google Now to "call dad" when you want to give him a ring. Both Android and iOS…
  • iPhone 6 and Surface Pro 3 win at MWC 2015 Global Mobile Awards

    Mark Wilson
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:18 am
    MWC 2015 has seen all manner of exciting smartphones, tablets, wearables and other goodies, but the event is not solely about brand new products. It's also a chance to look back on the past year and reflect on the highlights. Today Microsoft and Apple were among the companies picking up gongs for their products. Both were to be found in the prestigious Best Mobile Handsets and Devices section. Apple's iPhone 6 shared the best smartphone award with the LG G3, and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 picked up the prize for best mobile tablet. Plenty of other awards were handed out in recognition of…
  • Will the Galaxy S6 help Samsung challenge Apple once more?

    Barclay Ballard
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    On the surface, Samsung’s position as the world’s second largest smartphone vendor seems formidable. The firm’s mobile division posted profits of £1.1 billion for the fourth quarter of last year and its most recently released flagship phone, the S5, has sold more than 12 million units worldwide since its launch. However, all is not well with the South Korean technology giant. Samsung has seen its global position in the smartphone market eroded at the top-end by Apple and by lower-cost Chinese vendors at the bottom. Late last year, Apple became the global leader of the smartphone market…
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    Tech Prezz

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    Pros Big Screen (5.1 inches) High-resolution screen (1440 x 2560 pixels) Extremely high pixel density display (577 ppi) High-resolution camera (16 MP) 8-core processor Lots of RAM ( 3 GB RAM) Small dimensions (5.59...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Samsung Galaxy S6

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    Pros Huge display (5.1 inches) High-resolution Screen (1440 x 2560 pixels) Extremely high pixel density screen (577 ppi) High-resolution camera (16 MP) 8-core processor Lots of RAM (3 GB) Small dimensions (5.65 x 2.78...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Micromax to launch Bolt D321 Android Smartphone, listed on official Website

    Louis Jacob
    21 Feb 2015 | 4:48 am
    Micromax, India’s leading smartphone manufacturer has finally listed the new Android device Bolt D321 on its website. The smartphone yet to be announce is a dual-SIM device with entry-level specs under the hood. Micromax...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Dell’s New XPS 13 Ultrabook released; Specs and Price

    David Robert
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:25 am
    Dell has taken the wrap off its new gadgets at CES 2015. Starting with thin and nearly bezel-less laptop looks a good start. XPS 13 is one of its flagships and this time comes...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro

    6 Jan 2015 | 10:17 am
    Pros Huge display (5.3 inches) High-resolution screen (1080 x 1920 pixels) High pixel density (416 ppi) High screen-to-body ratio (74.42 %) Dual SIM support 8-core processor Lots of RAM (2 GB) Fast internet support...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
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  • Get All the Chromecast Offers Outside US Including $6 Credits

    7 Feb 2015 | 12:23 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Google gives out sweet deals to Chromecast users frequently. Most Chromecast users have already made back their investment on the device in form of deals and rebates.Every country’s user has some or the other deal available to them. But sadly the sweetest deals are available to only select countries. USA, UK and Germany are a few that get these types of offers.The deals are usually in the form of Google Play Store Credits, Subscription to Google Music service or other third party collaborations.Again in countries like India, you only…
  • How to Redeem and Use Google Play Store Credits Outside US

    6 Feb 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Google Play Store has an option to redeem coupon codes for Play Store credits. These coupons are given out as a part of many Promotions that Google launches from time to time.But majority of its users are unable to take advantage of these credits because their country doesn’t support Google Wallet based payment or redemption of Promo Codes.The main reason being the Promo codes usually add the credits in $s but the country’s currency might be something else. Like Rupees in India.Then you get an error like “This code cannot…
  • ‘Facebook Lite’ Android App Launched, Size: 252KB (APK)

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Many of us have uninstalled the bulky Facebook Android app just because of its huge app data size. The enormous app used to run in the background hogging data and memory, slowing down other apps.Then Facebook released yet another app – The Facebook Messenger. Which it forced on us by denying access to Facebook messages unless Messenger was installed.But finally they did do something incredible. (well sort of)Facebook has launched a Lite version of their popular Facebook Android App. The Lite app weighs just 252KB while the main App…
  • How To Use WhatsApp on Desktop with WhatsApp Web

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.WhatsApp has finally launched its Web Client titled “WhatsApp Web”. The Web client is a mirror of your WhatsApp application on mobile.Hence to use it, you need to have an internet connection on your mobile device too.The WhatsApp web client will work only if you are using the WhatsApp application on any of the following phones:Android.Windows Phone.BlackBerry.Again, the web client will work only on Google Chrome at the moment.Currently the service is not available for iOS users because of Apple’s Platform restrictions on…
  • Firefox’s Spell Check Not Working? Here is a Simple Fix

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

    Aron Kramer
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    Perfect Piano ™Revontulet Soft IncGamesFreeDownloadIntroductionToday I’m reviewing Perfect Piano by Revontulet Soft Inc which is, as the name suggests, a piano tool and training app for both iPads and smartphones. As a freelance composer myself I was quite pleased to check out this one but I did have my doubts. Is it really possible to learn piano or keyboard the authentic way by using an app on your iPad or even smartphone? My thoughts? Read on..Taking the keyboard for a spinWhen first launching the app I was confronted with a three option menu. First I could immediately head into…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge curves on both edges

    Katrina Canlas
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    In addition to the announcement of the Galaxy S6, Samsung introduced another flagship device — the Galaxy S6 Edge. This smartphone has a resemblance with the Galaxy Note 4 Edge, which curves on one side of the display. However, unlike the Galaxy Note 4 Edge, the Galaxy S6 Edge curves on both sides of the display.The curved edges on this smartphone give it a more pleasing look. Aside from aesthetics, the curved display also has a functional purpose, which its built-in software is able to utilize.Carrying similar genes as the recently launched Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 Edge also has a…
  • Samsung officially announces the Galaxy S6 smartphone

    Katrina Canlas
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:53 am
    Samsung has finally taken the wraps off the highly anticipated and widely rumored Galaxy S6 smartphone!In the Samsung Unpacked 2015 event held in Barcelona, Spain, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is one of the two new devices the tech giant revealed today. The other smartphone is the Galaxy S6 Edge.The Samsung Galaxy S6 arrives with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 2560 x 1440. It comes with the powerful Samsung 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 processor under the hood. It claims to have a better 16-megapixel rear camera compared to the iPhone 6. It also has a 5-megapixel selfie camera.
  • Unravelling The Mysteries of the Little Black Box Review

    Aron Kramer
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    IntroductionToday I’m reviewing Unravelling The Mysteries of the Little Black Box by Shaun Hines. This e-book has made quite an impression already and focuses on the art of photography. Correctly predicted by Shaun Hines is that the market was already heavily saturated with a lot of books and manuals on the subject, so he chose specific guidelines to make the book stand out. Without further ado, on to the review. Beautiful learningIn Unravelling The Mysteries of the Little Black Box readers are not only presented with a lot of great information for not only photographers but enthusiast…
  • Apple’s Siri to be fluent in more languages

    Katrina Canlas
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Looks like Apple’s Siri, a voice application that serves as a “personal assistant and knowledge navigator” for Apple mobile device users, is taking more language classes.In the upcoming release of iOS 8.3, Apple’s Siri is expected to be fluent in more languages. These new languages include Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish. Additionally, Siri will also be more fluent in different English accents specifically in the New Zealand region.In the previous releases, Siri is already adept in several languages including Cantonese, French, German,…
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  • Screenshots of Windows Phone 10 – How different from 8.1?

    Chethan Thimmappa
    8 Feb 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Microsoft’s insider program has given access to early build of Windows 10 for phones for few registered insiders. Since then, it is raining screenshots  of Windows 10 (for phones) from different Windows communities across the web. Seems like this is turning out to be the next wave. We have tried to put everything  at one place comparing one on one with the current Windows Phone 8.1. Leaked Screenshots of Windows Phone 10 Start screen As you can see in the Windows  Phone 10 start screen, the background wallpaper/image which is set occupies the full estate of the phone screen not…
  • Significant Tips To Create Awesome UX Designs

    Victoria Brinsley
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:21 am
    The significance of a ravishing UX is absolutely amazing; thus, the apps or sites boasting a high end UX design are often a more sustainable product. And, this is for sure that a wonderful UI design greatly contributes to a remarkable UX while enhancing the credibility of a product. However, there are many individuals who are still not clear with the connotation of the term UX design and its excellence. The UX design concept is not that clunky as it may seems to be. It basically embraces the user experience while considering all the imperative factors like when, why, where and how the…
  • XOLO One gets Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

    Chethan Thimmappa
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:57 pm
    XOLO, the premium smart devices brand, has rolled out Android 5.0 Lollipop update on the XOLO One devices. XOLO had promised the Lollipop update when XOLO One was launched in October 2014, and the team has delivered on the promise of providing the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop way ahead of other players. A superior smartphone experience is more than just the hardware specifications. For an uncompromising user experience, the software must continually evolve to best serve users’ changing needs. XOLO has always been proactive with consistent software updates and having a dedicated engineering…
  • Turn-up the music passion with XOLO Q700 Club

    Chethan Thimmappa
    1 Jan 2015 | 10:50 pm
    XOLO, the premium smart devices brand, today announced the launch of Q700 Club for an exhilarating music experience. This new addition to the Club series is targeted at youth who like to hear it loud. For a thrilling music experience, XOLO Q700 Club is packed with Dual front speakers supported by DTS. To add to the joy of music enthusiasts, Q700 Club comes with a pre-embedded Hungama App that offers unlimited Music and video downloads for 3 months, absolutely free. With IP55 protection, XOLO Q700 Club offers protection from dust particles and water splash. Device allows user to enjoy their…
  • How to Enable Right-To-Left Layout in Android

    Athul S
    1 Jan 2015 | 3:59 am
    How to Enable Right-To-Left Layout in Android: We all are very much comfortable with the traditional left-to-right text alignment. But left hand users may feel more comfortable in a right-to-left text alignment for taping and all. If your device’s system language is one that uses a right-to-left script (like Arabic, or Hebrew), the change from LTR to RTL is done automatically. To force right-to-left layouts on your Android device follow the below steps, Step 1: Go to Menu and select Settings Step 2: If you can see Developer Options and access it you can skip this step, else continue with…
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  • Aston Martin Introduces 800+ Horsepower Track-only Vulcan at 85th Geneva Motor Show

    mike chua
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    Can enough of speed? Well, in that case, you will have take a jet aircraft, but for those with a burgeoning bank account, look forward to the Aston Martin Vulcan. The Vulcan is the British automaker’s track-only car, which we are obliged to call it a race car. It is a shame that it is only for track, because this baby is going to turn heads whenever it goes. Powered by a massive 7.0-liter V12 petrol unit, this beauty puts out over 800 horsepower and wears a body that’s styled entirely in-house by the Aston Martin design team lead by Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman and it is look…
  • Official Images of Jurassic World Hasbro Toys Give You a Glimpse of What Dinosaurs to Expect

    mike chua
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:53 am
    Apart from Age of Ultron, Jurassic World is probably the most anticipated flick of this year. While the Jurassic World trailers to date have been keeping us in suspense on the ‘star’ of the show (No. We are not talking about Chris Pratt), the recent official toy images give us a look at the man-made genetic hybrid known as Indominous Rex. Yucks. That is one heck of an ugly dino, don’t you think? Even the name already freak us out. Not surprisingly, the Indominous Rex looks pretty much like the infamous T-Rex, but only scarier. Just look at those spikes! Which kind of reminds us of…
  • Forget About Laptops, ACME Portable’s NetPAC Portable Workstation is What You Need When in the Field

    mike chua
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:49 am
    While ruggedized tablets and laptops serves their purposes in the field, there is nothing like having a full-fledge PC instead. Especially if it comes equipped with a suite of hardware and software to enable efficient networking. So why do you need such a sophisticated machine? Probably not on consumer level, but if you expect to be working in limited workspace, work in multiple locations, or simply need a robust rig to handle your onsite analysis, then ACME Portable’s MiniPAC and NetPAC Portable Workstation are just the rigs for you. Plus, it looks pretty sleek, which is why it has our…
  • If You’re Serious About Dashcam Recording, You Should Really Check Out this SanDisk MicroSDXC Card

    mike chua
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:06 pm
    These days, dashcam is the must-have for automobiles to record your road trip or in the an unfortunate event of accident, it provides video evidence of the accident or maybe catching a few meteorite showering on Mother Earth. The thing about dashcam is, it is a continuously recording device. It don’t have off days. It start working whenever we drive, which could on daily basis. This means that the microSD card will be worn out by the writing and rewriting before you know it. This is what SanDisk High Endurance Video Monitoring microSDXC Memory Card wants to address. It leverages on the…
  • ARCHOS Magnus Tablet Has a Whopping 256GB Storage – Thanks to the Innovative Fusion Storage

    mike chua
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:46 pm
    128GB is the max you can get from a tablet’s internal storage today, but that is about to change, thanks to ARCHOS Fusion Storage. So what the heck is Fusion Storage? For starter, Fusion Storage is much like today’s hybrid drive on our desktops which combines the high capacity of a traditional HDD and the speed of a SSD (aka flash drive), but in the case of ARCHOS tablets, it fuses the internal storage of the tablet with the microSD card. There’s no hardware wizardry here; it is essentially software driven where, when activated, automatically migrates data from the microSD card and…
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • Pebble Officially Announces Time Steel Smartwatch at Mobile World Congress 2015

    Liviu Anca
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Last week, the folks at Pebble officially revealed Time, their first smartwatch with a color display. At MWC 2015 tech fair in Barcelona, Pebble announced Time Steel, a more expensive variant of Time, which arrives with a stainless steel case, aiming to attract the customers in search for a premium smartwatch. The good news is […]
  • Android 5.1 Update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10: What you should know

    Liviu Anca
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    The Android 5.1 Lollipop update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and other supported devices should start hitting the first devices soon. When the folks at Google released the Android One program in Indonesia and the Philippines last month, Android 5.1 got mentioned on both occasions. Unfortunately, no one knows for sure when the […]
  • HTC One M9 Pre-Orders Go Live In Germany With HTC Advantage

    Babu Mohan
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    Barely two days after going official at the HTC press conference on Sunday at Mobile World Congress, the HTC One M9 pre-orders have now gone live in Germany. The latest flagship smartphone from the Taiwanese manufacturer is now available for pre-order directly from HTC‘s Germany online store, as part of the HTC Advantage program. For […]
  • Best Android Games of the Week: SBK14 Official Mobile Game, Overkill 3, and More

    Bogdan Pirvu
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    This week’s post contains some of the best Android games that were released recently for all smartphones and tablets running Google’s OS. All the titles that are listed below are available from Google’s Play Store for free. Below you can also find basic reviews and the official installation links. We’ve decided to post only games […]
  • Best Android Apps of the Week: Firefox 36, Telegram 2.5, Google Calendar 5.1, and More

    Liviu Anca
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:07 am
    Contents:Firefox 36 – FreePhotoMath – at Bat – FreeTelegram 2.5 – FreeGoogle Calendar 5.1 – FreeCF.lumen 3.0 – FreeAnother week has passed by and this means that we are here to bring you a new edition of our Best Android Apps of the Week column. A lot of apps are released in Google Play […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • Hewlett-Packard Agrees to Acquire Aruba Networks for $2.7 Billion

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:15 am
    Hewlett-Packard has agreed to acquire WiFi provider Aruba Networks for $2.7 Billion. “By combining Aruba’s world-class wireless mobility solutions with HP’s leading switching portfolio, HP will offer the simplest, most secure networking solutions to help enterprises easily deploy next-generation mobile networks,” HP’s CEO Meg Whitman said in a release. Aruba investors will get $24.67 a share, the companies said Monday in a statement. The deal, which is expected to close in the second half of this year. Under terms of the deal, Hewlett-Packard will pay $24.67 in…
  • Google Wallet to come pre-installed on Android phones. And, Google makes a deal with SoftCard

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:06 am
    Google's mobile payments app, Google Wallet, will come pre-installed on Android phones sold by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, beginning later this year. And, Google has acquired technology and intellectual property from Softcard which was founded in 2010 by these wireless carrier companies. Google made this announcement in a blog post. The Google Wallet app was first introduced in 2011. It stores credit card, loyalty card and coupon information digitally. Google Wallet users simply need to tap an NFC-enabled smartphone on a tap-and-pay credit card reader when they pay for things in stores. They…
  • Low-power Radio chip for the “Internet of things”

    22 Feb 2015 | 11:53 pm
    At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) in Las Vegas, the big theme was the “Internet of things” (IoT) — the idea that everything in the human environment, from kitchen appliances to industrial equipment, could be equipped with sensors and processors that can exchange data. But, realizing that vision requires transmitters that are powerful enough to broadcast to devices dozens of yards away but energy-efficient enough to last for months — or even to harvest energy from heat or mechanical vibrations. A key challenge is designing these circuits with extremely low standby…
  • Apple is working on Electric Cars.

    20 Feb 2015 | 8:38 am
    The Tech company Apple has been busy assembling a team to work on an automobile. According to the New York Times report, the company has collected about 200 people over the last few years — both from inside Apple and from potential competitors like Tesla — to develop technologies for an electric car. People are naming it as Apple Car or icar. The car project of Apple is still in its prototype. It could also go nowhere if Apple struggles to find a compelling business opportunity in automobiles, a business that typically has much lower sales margins than the products the company currently…
  • MIT's new drug-delivering nanogel can be injected instead of requiring surgery.

    20 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    Scientists are interested in using gels to deliver drugs, because they can be molded into specific shapes and designed to release their payload over a specified time period. However, current versions are not always practical, because they must be implanted surgically. To help overcome that obstacle, MIT chemical engineers have designed a new type of self-healing hydrogel that could be injected through a syringe. Such gels can carry one or two drugs at a time. They are useful for treating cancer or heart disease. This nanogel can change shape when applying stress to it, and it can re-heal when…
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  • Handle on Mobility, la rivoluzione del traffico urbano di Ford

    Gio Tuzzi
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Direttamente da un palcoscenico eccezionale come quello del Mobile World Congress, Ford ha tolto i veli di fronte a tutta Europa ad un nuovo progetto davvero molto interessante. Stiamo facendo riferimento ad un notevole ampliamento del suo Smart Mobility Plan, che è stato svelato durante il CES di Las Vegas e che sta per essere integrato e completato da un nuovo progetto di trasporto intermodale per cui Ford è riuscita a realizzare due prototipi di smart e-bike, che hanno la pazzesca capacità di interagire direttamente con vetture, infrastrutture e dispositivi mobili. Lo Chief Operating…
  • Bleenka, la nuova app di incontri arriva dalla Sicilia

    Gio Tuzzi
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:35 am
    Come ben sappiamo l’amore a volte riserva dei finali mozzafiato da film, mentre altre volte le storie si possono concludere con un vero e proprio buco nell’acqua. E’ un po’ la filosofia di Bleenka, una nuova app che offre agli utenti la possibilità di dimostra un interesse preliminare, mantenendo il più completo anonimato, per fare in modo di non incorrere in quella che si può definire come la classica paura di prendere il due di picche. L’app Bleenka si caratterizza per essere un’ottima opportunità per tutti i timidoni di prendere finalmente in mano la propria vita e…
  • Hosting professionale? Occorre ponderazione

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    Il tuo sito web non funziona come dovrebbe perché le pagine hanno tempi di apertura troppo elevati e occasionalmente il browser invece del sito stesso ti mostra il classico errore 500 (il server non risponde). Come fare? Meglio cambiare gestore di servizi hosting? A volte sì, a volte no. Vediamo perché. Quando il tuo sito web non si apre velocemente come vorresti, i primi a salire sul banco degli imputati sono l’agenzia che ha sviluppato il progetto web e/o l’hosting provider che ospita il sito sui propri server. Ma la colpa di tutto è davvero sempre da ricercarsi tra questi due…
  • Come collegare pc e TV

    Gio Tuzzi
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    Piuttosto frequentemente capita che si abbia la necessità di collegare un display esterno al notebook per fare in modo di lavorare con maggiore semplicità e velocità, oppure si può anche procedere ad effettuare delle proiezioni per lavoro o, ancora, in ambito domestico, c’è la possibilità di guardare in TV un film che in realtà si trova sul pc. Per il collegamento tra pc e schermo esterno, è necessario ovviamente collegare i cavi e, nel nostro caso, bisogna sottolineare come il sistema operativo debba essere Windows. Come collegare pc e TV: le varie operazioni da compiere Quindi,…
  • Internetopoli, un gioco a misura di bambini

    Gio Tuzzi
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:24 am
    Avete dei bambini a casa e volete essere sicuri che internet venga utilizzato in modo corretto? E’ stata sviluppata una nuova applicazione che prende il nome di Internetopoli, sviluppata grazie al grande lavoro dell’istituto di informatica e di telematica del Cnr di Pisa per tutti gli alunni che frequentano le scuole primarie. L’app Internetopoli si può considerare anche un perfetto aiuto per tutti i genitori e gli insegnanti che hanno intenzione di garantire una migliore educazione dei propri figli, in modo tale che sviluppino un utilizzo consapevole delle applicazioni e possa fare in…
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  • What You Need to Know About Online Marketing

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Online advertising has the advantage of being more cost-efficient than real-world ads, BUT the online space is oversaturated. That means, you need to know how to advertise online, and who you should advertise to, before you put your first buck into online marketing. Otherwise, your message won't have a chance of being seen or heard.There is a ton of information about online marketing out there. It can get confusing. So we condensed lots of tips and how to's into an easy-to-digest guide to online advertising. Read more »
  • Why SHOULDN’T You Buy Twitter Followers?

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Guest Blog Post by Robert Dupont of the excellent social media marketing blog #SMMGuide. By now, it’s no secret that many people—from mom bloggers to celebrities to politicians—have acquired a portion of their social media following by simply purchasing it. Last year, there was a brief media outrage when it was reported thatHillary Clinton had bought Twitter followers, much to the delight of her adversaries who were quick to condemn the former First Lady for her “immoral” behavior.Now that the public has had some time to reflect on this revelation, what should we make of this…
  • How To Cut Off Selling to Specific Parts of the World

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
    Due to the new European Union regulations, many merchants are choosing to not sell products (specifically digital ones) to people living in the E.U.  If you are looking to not sell to buyers in the European Union, or any other part of the world, there is a way to set this up within our system. The steps to set this up may seem strange, but it will accomplish the outcome you are looking for.To start, you will need to enable shipping in your products. To do this go to Seller Admin>View/Edit/Delete Products, select a product and click Edit. On the following page add a check mark to the…
  • Top 5 App Marketing Mistakes

    19 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Guest blog post by David Bell, CEO of Gummicube. Most app marketing executives have a tough road ahead of them. There’s no clear way for many to understand the true volume of app store searchesfor any particular keyword, and competition across verticals is proliferating daily. Fortunately, we’ve been able to accurately track categorical trends, search volumes, and user preferences, but of course our proprietary methodology isn’t accessible to just anyone. So, app marketing experts operating with a technological blindfold are making guesses about the best app marketing…
  • How to Offer Free Checkouts to Promote Your Product

    18 Feb 2015 | 2:11 pm
    You may have noticed that the payment processors we integrate with do not allow free checkouts. But you might not know that we have our own free checkout feature you can use. With this feature, your buyer pays nothing and we do not charge a per transaction fee. This is a great option for teaser products. For example: if you want to offer a free song download to entice your fans and potential fans to buy your whole album. We can only provide a set number of free checkouts based on the subscription plan level that you have, from 100 up to 1000 per day. But here’s how you can temporarily…
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  • Vertex Standard Releases New Battery Product!

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    FNB-VI29LIIS UNI Intrinsically Safe Battery Vertex Standard has released a Universal Energy (UNI) battery for Intrinsically Safe radios, expanding their revolutionary Universal Energy system to more of their models. The UNI battery system maximizes efficiency by using a single battery and charger for multiple radio series, making Vertex Standard radios even more convenient for customers, while not increasing their cost. The FNB-V129LIIS battery is the newest UNI battery to be released and is compatible with the VX-820, VX-920, VX-P820, and VX-P920 Series two way radios. The FNB-V129LIIS is a…
  • Winter Storm Neptune Emergency Precautions

    13 Feb 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Winter Storm Neptune, a blizzard with the force of a category 2 hurricane, has been forecast to hit parts of the Northeast and New England this weekend. The heavy snow is expected to be accompanied by blasts of wind strong enough to cause widespread power outages and damage to property. With potential damage to homes and loss of power, Winter Storm Neptune is a reminder of the need for correct emergency preparedness. When communication is vital in emergencies, Motorola and Vertex Standard two way radios are trusted by police, firefighters, and public safety. Handheld radios can reach up to 5…
  • Visit All Charged Up at the 2015 Golf Industry Show!

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:03 am
    Visit All Charged Up ( at BOOTH # 10421 for great deals on the golf industry’s favorite radios – Vertex Standard communication radios starting at $169 and irrigation radios starting at $339. FREE shipping and FREE programming for all radio orders. All Vertex radios come with a belt clip, battery pack, charger, and an industry leading 3-year warranty. Stop by to say hi and pick up a free golf divot tool! Use our knowledge to determine which radio is right for you and take advantage of our unbeatable prices. All Charged Up knows the golf industry and proudly provides the…
  • EVX-531 Vertex Standard New Digital/Analog Two Way Radio Launch

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Fast Delivery & Custom Programming Starting at Only $329.00  – Now You Can Evolve to Better Communication You can afford to enhance your communications with the digital performance of eVergeTM two-way radios. eVergeTM radios are compact and precision-engineered to deliver value without sacrificing quality – giving you more capabilities and the flexibility you need to communicate at your best.  Prices start at only $329.00 with quick delivery and custom programming is available. For Pricing & More Information Contact: All Charged Up LLC 888-560-0758 or Visit us at:…
  • EVX-534 Vertex Standard Digital/Analog Two Way Radio Launch

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Fast Delivery & Custom Programming Starting at Only $359.00  – Now You Can Evolve to Better Communication You can afford to enhance your communications with the digital performance of eVergeTM two-way radios. eVergeTM radios are compact and precision-engineered to deliver value without sacrificing quality – giving you more capabilities and the flexibility you need to communicate at your best.  Prices start at only $359.00 with quick delivery and custom programming is available. For Pricing & More Information Contact: All Charged Up LLC 888-560-0758 or Visit us at:…
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  • Save Money with Groupon Coupons!

    20 Feb 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Everyone loves to save money, especially when it’s so easy. People have almost become obsessed with finding new money saving tips thanks Pinterest and various shopping blogs . One of the best and easiest ways to save money on a ton of different products is through Groupon Coupons. This awesome feature of Groupon provides thousands […] The post Save Money with Groupon Coupons! appeared first on Skyje.
  • The Easiest Methods to Get More from Your Website

    18 Feb 2015 | 7:54 am
    If you run your own business, it only makes sense to want to get the most you can from your business site. Getting a few thousand visitors a month is possible, but it won’t be easy. Getting the attention of people can take a lot of work. With that in mind, here are some of […] The post The Easiest Methods to Get More from Your Website appeared first on Skyje.
  • EaseUS Todo Backup Server

    6 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    If you are running your own business, then you should know the importance of having all your crucial data safe and secure somewhere. If ever there is any disaster should happen, you can count on a reliable server backup software to help you back on your feet in no time. EaseUS Todo Backup Advanced Server […] The post EaseUS Todo Backup Server appeared first on Skyje.
  • 4 Amazing Tricks That Are Guaranteed To Improve Website Rankings

    2 Feb 2015 | 6:37 am
    If you’ve recently launched a new online business, you are almost certainly spending a lot of money on promotion. Unless you have a unique concept, there will be lots of competitors all fighting for custom. So, you need to work hard to ensure that you come out on top. No matter how you might advertise […] The post 4 Amazing Tricks That Are Guaranteed To Improve Website Rankings appeared first on Skyje.
  • Make gorgeous designs with these awesome freebies

    1 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    First impression is the last impression and if it is great, it will be a lasting one. For websites, every owner and designer wants this very thing. To make a fully functional and visually appealing website, you need to make sure that the web elements are attractive, cluster free and something innovative and unorthodox. To […] The post Make gorgeous designs with these awesome freebies appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • Peak code, absurd

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Read a post the other day that said we would soon reach Peak Code (see ROUGH TYPE Peak Code? post). In his post, Nick Carr discussed a NBER paper (see Robots Are Us: Some Economics of Human Replacement, purchase required). The paper implied we will shortly reach peak code because of the proliferation of software reuse and durability which will lead to less of a need for software engineers/coders. Peak code refers to a maximum amount of code produced in a year that will be reached at some point, afterwards, code production will decline. Software durability, hogwash Let’s dispense…
  • All flash storage performance testing

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:21 pm
    There are some serious problems with measuring IO performance of all flash arrays with what we use on disk storage systems. Mostly, these are due to the inherent differences between current flash- and disk-based storage. NAND garbage collection First off, garbage collection is required by any SSD or NAND storage to be able to write data. Garbage collection coalesces free space by moving non-modified data to new pages/blocks and freeing up the space held by old, no-longer current data. The problem is NAND garbage collection takes place only after a suitable amount of write activity and…
  • VMware VVOLs potential performance problems

    16 Feb 2015 | 2:02 pm
    We discussed vSphere 6 VVOLs (Virtual Volumes) on this month’s GreyBeardsonStorage (GBoS) podcast with Howard Marks (@DeepStorageNet) and Satyam Vaghani (@SatyamVaghani, “Father of VVOLs”, CoFounder & CTO of PernixData). VVOLs queue depth problem? One performance problem from my perspective is that all VVOL FC IO is now funeled through a single Protocol Endpoint (PE) LUN for a single storage system. There may be some potential queue depth issues, but Satyam and Howard both said that queue depths have been greatly increased over the last decade or so and this shouldn’t be a…
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    From Ravikanth's Blog

  • Containers – What are they? And, their history! – Part 2

    6 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    In the earlier article, I explained the hurdles in the traditional and virtualized ways of implementing workloads. Also, we looked how the DevOps challenges are demanding changes the continuous delivery and integration processes. Towards the end, I’d mentioned that Containers are an answer. In today’s article, we will see what are containers and some history behind containerization. Let us get started. In the subsequent parts, we will dig into each building block used within container technologies and understand how to use them. Note: If you are not a Linux user or never even…
  • Slides from Reboot Camp Bangalore Keynote: Cloud Computing for IT Professionals

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:07 pm
    I had the opportunity to do the keynote at the Microsoft Reboot Camp Bangalore. This is a community driven event with support from Microsoft. The theme for the event was cloud computing and Microsoft Cloud offerings. In my keynote, I talked about what cloud computing means to the IT professionals and how they should get ready for the future. Here are the slides from my keynote.
  • Containers – What are they? Why do you need one? – Part 1

    20 Jan 2015 | 8:49 am
    Containers? No, not the shipping containers but the much-hyped container technology in the computer industry. I am sure even if you have not used any of the existing container technologies, you must have at least read or heard about them. I am not the first one to write about containers and this is certainly not an in-depth overview of container technologies. I will eventually get there and show you how you can deploy different container technologies. This series of articles is about my own thoughts and a documentation for my own reference. In the process, I wish to help my readers as well.
  • Reboot Camp Bangalore – Learn about Microsoft Cloud offerings from the experts

    20 Jan 2015 | 5:20 am
    Bangalore IT Pro, PowerShell Bangalore, and BDotNet groups along with Microsoft are organizing the Reboot Camp Bangalore on January 31st. Reboot Camp is a India-wide event organized by Microsoft communities and is an in-person event. The Bangalore event features several community rock stars and Microsoft evangelists talking about Microsoft Cloud offerings both from a IT Pro and Developer point of view. I will be speaking in the IT Pro track about Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and Windows Azure Pack for building private clouds. Here is the complete agenda: Start Time Session Speaker…
  • Azure Resource Manager and DSC in PowerShell 5.0 at the PSBUG December Meet

    8 Dec 2014 | 8:07 pm
    At the PowerShell Bangalore User Group (PSBUG) December meeting, I will be talking about Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and changes to DSC in Windows PowerShell 5.0 preview. The ARM session will introduce the concept of resource groups and templates and demonstrate how to customize templates. In the DSC session, I plan to show a demo of partial configurations and class-defined resources in DSC. Here is the overall agenda: 9 AM – 9.30 AM – Registrations 9.30 AM – 10.15 AM – Changes to Desired State Configuration in PowerShell 5.0 – Ravikanth Chaganti, MVP 10.15 AM…
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • Alcatel launches Hero 2+ with Cyanogen OS, 6-inch FHD Screen, 2GHz Octa-core SoC and 13MP Cam at $299

    Shaan Haider
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    Alcatel has previously launched the Hero 1, and continued the success with the second edition of the series by launching the Hero 2, and it seems that the time has come to reveal the third version during the Mobile World Congress 2015. Alcatel today launched the Alcatel Hero2+, a smartphone which is nothing but an enhanced and improved version of the previously released Alcatel Hero 2. It
  • Gionee launches 5.5mm thin Elife S7 with 64-bit Octa-Core SoC, FHD Screen and Dual SIM 4G LTE

    Shaan Haider
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:04 am
    Gionee is well known for coming out with slim and beautiful smartphone models. And the latest in this trend is the ELife S7 which is the Gionee’s latest flagship device launched at the Mobile World Congress 2015. The design of the Gionee Elife S7 is inspired by the U-shape design of railway tracks which gives it an iconic and unique frame design. The metal used on Gionee Elife S7 is the aviation
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL : Full Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    Yesterday, Microsoft revealed that it will be announcing the two new Lumia phones Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL officially at MWC 2015. The details of these two devices were were supposed to be disclosed today, and Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are finally disclosed now. The very first thing you will notice about the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL is that the design of these devices are very much similar
  • ZTE Grand S3 - Full Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:03 am
    Mobile World Congress 2015 is started with a bang as Samsung released the Galaxy S6 just a day before the MWC 2015 starts. Along with Samsung, ZTE also launched its latest flagship smartphone ZTE Grand S3 which comes a very interesting and new feature. ZTE Grand S3 comes with big 5.5" 1080p full HD display. It is powered by the Android 4.4 KitKat OS, Snapdragon 801 chip with quad-core Krait 400
  • Watch Samsung Galaxy S6 'Unpacked 2015' Launch Event Live Stream Online

    Shaan Haider
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:17 am
    Samsung Galaxy S6 launching event is live now. Watch the whole Samsung Unpacked 2015 event live stream online in the below live stream video feed. Mobile World Congress 2015 is about to start very soon and it is going to start with a bang as Samsung is going to officially launch the Samsung Galaxy S6 in the next few hours in the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015. Samsung Galaxy S6 is the next
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • Confessions of a Technology Profiler

    Joe Kinsella
    8 Feb 2015 | 2:52 pm
    After years of being in the closet, I'm coming clean: I'm a technology profiler. In my never ending search for good engineers, I instinctively form opinions of the quality of someone's software talent based on nothing more than what I see in their profile. It's like a facial tic I can't get rid of. For example, you say: "I write ASP.NET code to SQL Server in a big company", and I think: "No freaking way can you build complex software in a fast moving startup." Or you say: "I'm writing the multi-threaded backend of a cloud-based distributed system in a startup using Haskell", and I think:…
  • 5 Requirements Not Found In My Job Descriptions

    Joe Kinsella
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:43 am
    I get asked on a regular basis what I’m looking for in engineers. I think most people are expecting the answers found in a typical job description - e.g. CS degree or equivalent, 4+ years commercial software experience, work experience with modern language (i.e. Python, Ruby, Scala), multi-threaded programming, and so on. But there is a fundamental truth of hiring that often gets lost in traditional job descriptions: great engineers are not defined by their degree, number of years experience, or the technologies they work with - but by their core abilities / traits. Here are the 5 abilities…
  • 10 Steps To Finding a Job at a Boston Startup

    Joe Kinsella
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    It’s no secret some of the best job opportunities in the Boston area are in technology startups. Last year venture capitalists invested almost $5 billion in local companies, making the tech sector one of the fastest growing segments of our local economy. In addition to the professional freedom and challenges that comes with joining a startup, the re-opened IPO market and a steady flow of M&A hold out the possibility of financial success should you pick a winner. But choosing the right startup can be challenging for professionals already in the community, and even more so for those…
  • 46th Anniversary: The Mother of All Demos

    Joe Kinsella
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    Last year while reading Walter Isaacson's The Innovators, I was surprised to learn about The Mother of All Demos, a presentation by computing pioneer Douglas Engelbart in 1968. A YouTube video of the presentation is provided below. In the video you can see the heritage of many of the modern technologies and services upon which our industry is built (e.g. personal computer, mouse, document collaboration, peer to peer networking, and more). "I don't know what Silicon Valley will do when it runs out of Doug's ideas." --Alan Kay
  • The Mind of Marc Andreessen

    Joe Kinsella
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    I’ve made a few visits to Andreessen Horowitz over the last two years, and each time paid little attention to the books on the wall to wall bookshelves in the lobby. Arriving a little early for an informal coffee meeting last November, I spent a few minutes reviewing the books, which ranged from histories (e.g. Ambrose’s D Day) to tech non-fiction (e.g. Innovator’s Dilemma) to self-help / how-tos (e.g. Learning Rails). When the partner I was meeting came out, I couldn’t help but ask: “Where do all the books come from? Partners bring them in?” “Oh no,” he said. “Those all…
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • A Closer Look At The Fujitsu PalmSecure Sensor

    Jason Slater
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    A Closer Look At The Fujitsu PalmSecure Sensor The PalmSecure Sensor is a new way of utilising biometrics (characteristics of the human body) for authenticating access to computer systems; although the technology could be used in a wide range of ... Read More
  • Review: Touch Mini Boombox Speaker

    Jason Slater
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
    The TouchMini Boombox, from Thumbs Up!, is unlike most speakers  I have seen. Yes, it is a portable speaker. Yes, it plays audio from a range of mobile devices wirelessly. No, it isn’t Bluetooth and it doesn’t require pairing of ... Read More
  • The Rise of IPTV & how it allows people to watch their favourite TV shows whilst abroad

    Jason Slater
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:59 am
    The number of people migrating, buying holiday homes or spending their 3-month sabbaticals in a foreign country is continually on the rise. For those TV lovers, an IPTV set top box is the answer to their prayers; in a nutshell, ... Read More
  • Review: Solememo Splash Proof NFC Bluetooth Speaker

    Jason Slater
    21 Feb 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Review: Solememo Splash Proof NFC Bluetooth Speaker Whilst Bluetooth speakers are commonplace these days I haven’t yet seen a dedicated splash proof version so I was keen to take a look at the SE90 Splash Proof NFC Bluetooth Speaker from ... Read More
  • The Daily Tech: Technology News Headlines for 21st February 2015

    Jason Slater
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:01 am
    Technology News Headlines for 21st February 2015 BBC News are reporting the story of a US start-up which we “be allowed to advertise a mail order DNA test that screen for a rare genetic condition”. The US FDA (Food and ... Read More
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  • [Did You Know] WSReset Command to Clear Windows Store Cache in Windows 8 and Later

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:27 am
    Windows Store can be found in Windows 8 and later Windows versions which works like Google Play Store or Apple's App Store. Windows Store allows Windows users to download and install free or paid apps from Microsoft Store. But sometimes people may face problems while using Windows Store such as: Windows Store not loading Windows […]
  • [Software Update] CCleaner 5.03 Now Available for Download

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:10 am
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of CCleaner is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Good news for CCleaner users! Piriform has released CCleaner v5.03 to public which comes with improvements in compatibility with Windows 10 Technical Preview and other changes which are mentioned in the changelog given at the end. […]
  • [Software Update] Mozilla Firefox 36.0 Now Available for Download

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:55 am
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of Mozilla Firefox web browser is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Mozilla has updated its web browser "Firefox" to version 36.0. It comes with following new features and updates: Firefox Sync now includes pinned tiles on the New Tab page Full HTTP/2 protocol support […]
  • [Guide] Download Windows 7 Setup ISO for Clean Installation

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:06 am
    Many times we want to perform a clean installation of Windows in our computers to fix various PC problems and performance issues. Installing a fresh Windows OS in computers always make them faster and more responsive. But to install fresh Windows, we need Windows setup disc. Usually computers come with Windows setup or recovery/repair discs […]
  • Get 200GB of Free OneDrive Storage Using Bing Rewards and Dropbox Account

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:05 am
    Recently we told you about extra 2GB of free storage in Google Drive: Get Extra 2GB of Free Storage in Google Drive Now its turn of Microsoft's official cloud storage service "OneDrive". Microsoft is also giving away 200GB of free storage to all OneDrive users. You just need to follow a few simple steps to […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • Quest for More Durable Displays

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:08 am
    Our display survey revealed a consumer sentiment that should surprise no one: cracked mobile screens are a big problem worldwide. Applied is working closely with customers and others in the industry to develop manufacturing technologies that not only deliver high-quality, power-efficient mobile displays, but also enable more durable screens that can withstand being dropped and can better endure wear-and-tear over time. Read more
  • Is Now the Time for that New TV?

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    The next post in our display series breaks down the biggest and baddest TVs on the market ahead of the most anticipated broadcast event of the year: The NFL Super Bowl XLIX.Read more
  • Consumers Love Big Screens

    15 Jan 2015 | 9:33 am
    This next post in our series examines consumer attitudes towards TV displays with a focus on screen sizes and key trends coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.Not surprisingly, our recent consumer survey showed that bigger is better: respondents worldwide desire big flat screens.Read more
  • Happy Holidays!

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:18 am
    Happy Holidays from the Applied Materials Blog Team. Read more
  • Applied Ventures’ Holiday Wish List

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:35 pm
    From 3D printers to personal drones, the Applied Ventures team shares what tops each of their holiday wish lists. Read more
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  • Galaxy S6 Edge Colored Notifications for All Android Phones

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:45 am
    Samsung’s newest device the Galaxy S6 Edge has a feature called ‘Colored Notifications’. This feature helps users quickly identify a caller. I will explain it with an example. Users can assign different color for up to 5 favorite contacts. For instance, if you set the color blue to a contact and... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Install Android 5.0 Lollipop Stock Camera App on All 4.4 KitKat Phones

    1 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    Android 5.0 Lollipop stock Camera app is now available for all Android 4.4+ KitKat phones. You can install this official camera app on most KitKat phones (Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Xperia, Asus, etc.) without root and take surprisingly good pictures without having a cluttered interface to get... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • How to Teach Google Now to Interpret Names Correctly for Faster Dialing

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Google Now and the voice-activated dialing feature for Android are very useful when you have your hands full, but it is frustrating when Google Now does not correctly interpret what you say. In this tutorial, we show you how to teach Google Now to interpret a name correctly for faster dialing. Many... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Wake up Android Phone without Using the Power Button

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:08 pm
    In this guide, we will show you a simple solution to wake up your Android phone without using the power button. This can be useful, for instance, if your power button is hard to reach, if it is broken or if you just want to save time switching your display off and on. Read on […] The post... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Update Galaxy S4 LTE- A GT-I9506 with Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop Firmware

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    Galaxy S4 LTE-A (GT-I9506) owners can now update their device with Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware (N9106WZNU1BOA7) and enjoy all the Note 4 features, including the Ultra Power Saving Mode (UPSM) on Galaxy S4 GT-I9506 international variant. Ported by the XDA contributor t-shock, this... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
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    Telecom & Technology Magazine

  • Amazing Apps that Enhance Realty Investment Portfolio in Hyderabad

    Bilal Sarwari
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    Real estate in Hyderabad is flourishing and the reason isn’t only because of its recently established political stability but its advancement due to some amazing mobile apps that are set to bring security and fantastic benefits to the city. The purpose of investment is to make money. When assets increase in value, profits also increase. Realty business in Hyderabad is very lucrative because of their more demand chasing after little supply of properties and space. For investment of properties to increase, values of properties must increase. And what leads to increase in their values is…
  • Super-Fast Recorder

    23 Feb 2015 | 4:43 am
    Are you wondering how to save audio files from the internet, or are you looking for a voice recorder for Mac. You no more have to search as the Movavi Screen Capture will provide you with all that you need. It provides with one of the finest AUDIO and video recording software that will help you capture all types of files. The interface is so simple that just in few simple steps you will be able to get started. The programs provided by Movavi are undoubtedly amazing and the other USP is the user friendly instruction that they provide along with it. Here are some easy instructions that will…
  • Why Is Branding And Design So Important For Your Website?

    7 Feb 2015 | 1:48 am
    Websites have become part and parcel of the communication tools that companies and small businesses need in order to be successful. These websites are available in different designs making it possible to select the one that is functional and can easily attract your target audience. Although majority of websites are designed by professionals web designers, in some cases they can be done as DIY project by people that have some skill in design. Nevertheless, if you are looking to grow your business through your website then investing in adequate branding as well as design should be a priority.
  • Gesture Recognition – The Next Big Thing?

    Mary Desilva
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Our expectations about what exactly our computers can achieve is changing. We’re no longer tied to PCs or even laptops, and flexible technology is starting to hint at a future where electronics easily (and consistently) interface with our everyday lives. Organic electronics is groundbreaking enough, but an additional ‘wow’ factor in future tech has to be gesture recognition. It’s surprising just how much can be achieved with organic electronics, and the incorporation of flexible technology and its use in applications such as bio-scanners is interesting. What makes this possible is the…
  • Benefits Of Relying On Websites For Renting Appliances

    17 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    In case if you are broke with all the renovation that you have done for the new house, it is better to check out for websites that offer appliances for lease. The merchants make it easier to hire the appliances and other electronic equipment like the television set and heaters. One can easily rent heater or financing camcorder that is readily available with all the websites. However, it is always better to choose only those that are proficient in the business. The electronic items will have the same quality and will work as per the needs of the buyer. An agreement for the items that are…
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  • BBC America Official Orphan Black Season 3 Trailer!

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    The popular science fiction thriller Orphan Black is returning for a third series and here is the official trailer for what is ahead. It stars; Tatiana Maslany, Ari Millen, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Evelyne Brochu, Kristian Bruun, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Kevin Hanchard and Michael Mando. The good news is that Orphan Black will be returning to […]
  • Soon Android Phones Will Come With Waze!

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:42 am
    You may already know about Waze, but if not, here we go! Waze is social navigation app that was recently acquired by Google and as such will soon find its way onto Android powered Smartphone’s in the not too distant future if Google have their way, so we might as well get used to seeing […]
  • Remote Controlled Tie Interceptor Quadcopter In Action!

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    Why have an ordinary quadcopter when you can have a cool looking Tie Interceptor quadcopter that is bound to create a fuss whenever it’s seen flying around night sky. This is a brilliant piece of design that really does look like the Empire has arrived and they are about to insist that Earth becomes part […]
  • Portable Universal Adapter That Comes With Twist!

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    Charge a MacBook in any country with the Twist Plus World Charging Station, this handy and portable adapter comes with four ports, a 4.0 amp USB charging station that allows the user to charge up to five devices at once from a single power outlet. This is the sort of thing that travellers should be […]
  • Get A Grip On Slippery Roads With AutoSocks!

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    Whenever there is any significant snowfall getting around by car is dependent on many factors like the way that snow is cleared and how busy the road is. For those who are stuck in a rural situation, they are going to need some extra help and the AutoSock could be just that. These clever wheel covers […]
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  • The Venture Capitalists Behind Superfish

    Michael Arrington
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Lots of people are talking about the Superfish malware debacle. People are starting to understand just how bad this situation is. What I haven’t seen so far why venture capitalists would have backed such a startup. Superfish investors, board members and advisors include Andrea Stavopouslos (Draper Fisher Jurvestson), Abe Finkelstein (Vintage Investment Partners), Anat Segal (Xenia Venture Capital), Shai Saul (DFJ again) and others. The company has raised a total of nearly $20 million in venture capital, from people I interact with all the time. Superfish tells the world they’re a…
  • We Deserve A Better Bitcoin Experience Than Circle

    Michael Arrington
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:34 pm
    I finally got around to trying out Circle today. Boy it’s bad. Particularly for a company that has raised $26 million. This is a space we’re interested in at CrunchFund, and are looking for who might be the breakout winners. Circle is supposed to be a dead simple Bitcoin wallet and money transfer service. But here’s my experience: 1. I created an account and tried to add my bank account and credit card to deposit money into the system (as Bitcoin). I had to give a lot of personal information. And I had to take a photo of my drivers license. And then I had to take a selfie.
  • I’d like a combined ebook/audio book product

    Michael Arrington
    3 Feb 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Just finished reading about a fairly stupid new book scanning product from Amazon and it reminded me of a product I’d actually really like to have – books that comes in both ebook (text) and audio formats, with tracking and the ability to switch back and forth at will. I read most of my books on my iPhone 6 plus now. Before that was an iPad. I also listen to audio books in the car and on walks. But sometimes it takes me months to finish a book in the car @ 13-20 hours of audio, and whatever book I’m listening to there in the car is of course a different book than the one…
  • MTailor Launches on Android. Get Yourself A Perfect Shirt.

    Michael Arrington
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Up until now only iPad/iPhone people could use MTailor, the app that uses your mobile device to scan you more perfectly than any tailor ever could, and have shirts made to your exact measurements. I last wrote about them in December when CrunchFund invested. Since then they’ve sold a LOT of shirts. They haven’t started offering pants or suits yet, but once they do they’ll already have your measurements. People on Android devices were frustrated that they couldn’t use MTailor. Now they won’t be frustrated any more. Get the Android MTailor app here. It launches…
  • The Conference In Detroit

    Michael Arrington
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
    Detroit. It was once the factory of America. No more. For most of us, Detroit has been a city in decline for much or all of our lives. The population has declined rapidly, and everyone has seen the images of abandoned buildings, drug violence and abject poverty. In other words, Detroit is the perfect place to begin anew. There is an energy there as people begin to rebuild. A willingness to experiment. A stubbornness to succeed. Tech startups can play a pivotal role in rebuilding, but infrastructure is needed. We are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of Detroit based startups looking…
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    SkotGat | SkotGat

  • Best device for Online Gaming with Slots!

    Rahul Banker
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:52 am
    Slots have been around since the 19th century, though the earlier versions were much more primitive compared to the games you can play today. Originating in New York, the game was invented when Sittman and Pitt created a type of gambling drum that consisted of a lever and 50 card faces. The players would pay one nickel to place their bets and when the drum stopped spinning, the outcome was based on poker hands. Winners would receive a payout in the form of drinks, merchandise and food. No money was awarded to players and so although the game gained some fans, it didn’t explode on to the…
  • Google I/O 2015 will be held on May 28th and 29th in San Francisco – Register Now!

    Pranay Patel
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:44 am
    It’s official! Google’s annual development conference will take place on the coming 28th and 29th May in San Francisco. Every year, a large number of tech enthusiasts waiting for Google’s this conference where Google introduces its innovative technology by launching a set of new devices and by introducing all new work that the developers have done in the whole current year. Just like every year, we all can see this event online. Yes, Google I/O 2015 will be telecasted live on YouTube.  There are many announcements made by the officials on a microblogging site, Twitter. And…
  • WhatsApp Starts Its Voice Calling Feature : See how does it look?

    Pranay Patel
    3 Feb 2015 | 2:45 am
    It’s been a long since we posted here. We had been busy with our different stuffs related to WordCamps and GDGBaroda, and for the very same reason we were not able to get you the latest technology news and updates. We are extremely sorry for not updating you for what we are actually here. Well, the good news is that we are back on the track and with this, today we are sharing about the much awaited feature from our own WhatsApp Messenger. According to the latest reports, WhatsApp starts its voice calling feature to a certain devices. We have the proofs of this feature along with its…
  • Gionee Launches World’s Slimmest Smartphone Gionee Elife 5.5 in India

    Rahul Banker
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Boasting about thickness of just 5.5mm, Gionee is all set to launch its new smartphone Gionee Elife in India beating the previous record holder Vivo X3 which was just 5.75mm thick. First launched in China last month in February with a 5-inch 1080p display with 441ppi, powered by an Octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz includes a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with 2300mAh battery which is claimed to last for more than a day with normal to heavy usage. On the camera side, it has a 13-Megapixel camera attached to it on its rear with a 5-Megapixel camera on the front and the device…
  • First Look : The All New iPhone 6 Leaked

    Pranay Patel
    29 Mar 2014 | 1:08 am
    A stream of leaks about the next generation iPhone got back in the tech limelight. Yes, you heard that right. Apple is working really hard for its next generation smartphone, iPhone 6. And fortunately, today it got uncovered by a Chinese Website. The Phone got mentioned with its schematic design with its dimensions. According to the current tech period, Apple has to offer something like out of the World with this device. Surprisingly, Apple would introduce two variants of this new iPhone 6 with different sizes. Like we already have such variants of HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, the new…
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  • What The Guardian’s next editor might think about technology, and what that would mean for journalism

    André-Pierre du Plessis: Memeburn Editor
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    It was the first major news organisation to introduce live blogging, and the first to open commenting across its site. With 120-million unique visitors this January, has become one the world’s most popular and important news websites. Yet after two decades of spearheading its online growth, The Guardian‘s editor announced his departure last year. This past week, four internal […]
  • Is South Africa ready for B2B-scale ecommerce?

    Neil Watson
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ecommerce in South Africa is enjoying explosive growth, with the total internet shopping spend in 2014 estimated to be near the R6-billion mark, increasing exponentially over the last decade from R688-million in 2006. However ecommerce in South Africa is still in its infancy compared to the rest of the world, especially when it comes to […]
  • Apple sold more smartphones than anyone else in Q4 2014

    Stuart Thomas: Senior reporter
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Things are looking better than ever for Apple. Already the world’s first US$700-billion company, it now looks like it sold more smartphones in the last quarter of 2014 than Samsung. According to technology research house Gartner, Apple claimed just over 20% of global smartphone sales during the quarter, overtaking Samsung which claimed just under 20%. […]
  • SureGifts is Nigeria’s premier gift card startup targeting the corporate world

    Paul Adepoju
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:37 pm
    Many Nigerian startups have set up operations Yaba, the district of Lagos most frequently compared Silicon Valley and home to tech companies like Africa Internet Group (owners of Jumia, Kaymu and other booming startups). But at least one startup is operating elsewhere. And the founders of git-card SureGifts say they’re doing just fine without easy […]
  • Formula 1’s final test concludes: 6 moments you missed in motorsport this weekend

    Andy Walker: staff reporter
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:32 pm
    This weekend marked the end of the final Formula 1 test of 2015, with the first race in Australia just under two weeks away now. We cover the news from Barcelona. Atlanta hosted the NASCAR Sprint Cup series too this week. The weather suited ducks a bit more than stock cars, so we’ll see how […]
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  • TiVo’s Quarterly Revenue Rises About 7 Percent

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Total subscriptions are now almost 5.5 million, up 1.3 million from the same time last year.
  • Wacom’s petite Cintiq gets new touch ability

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Wacom has announced a new version of its smallest Cintiq pen tablet, the 13HD, named the 13HD Touch. It adds multitouch support to match its larger Cintiq siblings. The Cintiq 13HD Touch is almost identical to the previous version, but adds finger touch capabilities to the screen, which continues to work with the included 2,048-level pressure sensitive, tilt-recognition pen. With multitouch integration you can use familiar gestures for zooming and also mix pen and finger strokes together. Wac
  • Target to Cut Thousands of Jobs, Eyes $2 Billion in Cost Cuts

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    The retailer is seeking to narrow its focus and bolster its online business to rejuvenate sales.
  • Galaxy S6: This might be one of the best features of Samsung’s new camera software

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    One of the areas Samsung really focused on heavily during its Galaxy S6 announcement was camera performance. The company made sure that everyone in the audience got the message — the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are both packing amazing rear and front-facing cameras with hardware and software features that will supposedly leave rivals in the dust. AndroidCentral got a hold of the Galaxy S6 to demo one of the camera’s features that you’re most likely to appreciate if you plan on buying the
  • Snowden willing to face trial in US, if it's fair

    3 Mar 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who leaked details of the agency’s surveillance programs, is willing to return to the U.S. and face criminal charges, if he’s assured of a fair trial, according to a Russian news report.Snowden, now living in Russia, is ready to return to the U.S. on the condition that he’s guaranteed a fair trial, Snowden lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told journalists Tuesday, according to a report from Russian news agency TASS.Several Snowden
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  • Five ways of securing your Android smartphone from being hacked

    JT Ripton
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
    Sick of hearing about hackers getting smartphone users’ personal information? Worried that it might happen to you? If you’re an Android phone user, there are plenty of ways you can keep the hackers at bay. Use these clever tactics to secure your Android smartphone and keep your data the way it should be – private and protected. Use a ‘lock screen’ Were your phone to go missing, a lock screen is your first line of defence. It keeps thieves from either accessing your data right away and/or installing spyware on to it, buying you time to find or deactivate it. The…
  • The importance of cloud computing to tech startups

    Simon Jones
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:14 pm
    If you’re a digital entrepreneur looking to start a new venture, money is everything. Many business look to cloud computing for the low cost flexibility and scalability the technology offers. Databax provides cloud hosting services to UK businesses of all sizes. As an SME catering to the needs of other SMEs, they understand the hardships faced by small businesses. In order to find out how cloud computing has impacted UK tech startups, Databax has gone straight to the source to ask CEOs to share their experiences and insights. First up we have Hamish Lawson, founder and CEO of DaDa, a…
  • Security researcher releases 10 million username and password combinations ‘for research’

    10 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
    A security researcher has released the usernames and passwords from 10 million real user accounts online for ‘research purposes’. Utah-based Mark Burnett released the list of usernames and passwords in a plain text file through Bittorrent on Monday, but in a statement published on his website notes that the release may have put him in the cross-hairs of the FBI. In a section of the statement titled “why the FBI shouldn’t arrest me”, Burnett argues that this release does not break the law as he has no intent to use the data for criminal purposes. He said:…
  • Vodafone and O2 found to be UK’s most unreliable mobile networks

    10 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    Vodafone and O2 have been singled out as the UK’s least reliable networks, with EE and Three praised for their performance, in a new report. Rootmetrics latest report, which examined the networks’ performance for the second half of 2014, notes that there were improvements across all networks when compared to the previous period in terms of call quality, download speed, and mobile internet reliability. RootMetrics CEO Bill Moore commented: “The networks are all getting better. Consumers deserve reliable mobile experiences wherever they are, whether they’re making a call,…
  • Samsung Smart TV sparks privacy fears over recording living room conversations

    9 Feb 2015 | 3:03 pm
    The voice controls behind Samsung’s Smart TVs have raised privacy fears, after the company’s relevant privacy policy notes that the television may record what people say in their own homes and pass that information to a third party. Whilst Samsung does not name the company or companies that to which it send the audio recordings, Nuance is one likely contender as it provides voice-recognition and analysis to a number of technology companies, including possibly Apple’s Siri. Sending the data to third parties should raise alarm, as the data may be being sent or sold to other…
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  • Tax Time is Here: Tips For All Life Stages

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    Can you believe that it is tax time already? I know a few people that have already gotten their taxes done this year. I must admit that I am impressed! I am usually the type that puts off doing taxes until the very last moment. It is just not fun for me! I’m actually nervous […]
  • Introducing the Best Buy Wedding Registry

    1 Mar 2015 | 11:19 pm
    As previously mentioned I am getting married this upcoming June. We originally opted not to register. Being 40 years old we already have established households. I have cabinets full of dishes, pots and pans, and all rooms are filled with furniture. Now, once we merge homes we will probably find that we need some things, […]
  • Tips for Warding Off Winter Sickness – Nyquil to the Rescue

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:07 pm
    It seems like this is the longest winter ever!!! I know that it is not true. I think that the past 2 winters have been particularly bad here in the Chicago area. But this winter sure feels long! I am so over snow and cold! We have had some very cold temps here. Some people […]
  • Nissan Celebrates Haute Havens & The Feeling of Having it All

    19 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Nissan via Mode Media. All opinions are my own. People used to ask me all the time, “How do you get it all done?” The truth is that I never do. Sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day. However, perception is sometimes key. Even though I […]
  • Dreaming of Paris: A Foodie’s Vacation Destination

    18 Feb 2015 | 6:09 pm
    I absolutely love to travel. And I love to eat. I could give you a long list of destinations that I would love to visit. Although warm beaches are among my favorite destinations, if I made a bucket list Paris would definitely be at the top. I would love to check out the architecture. I want […]
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  • Play with Apple Watch apps weeks before they exist with this cool site

    Jacob Siegal
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Whether or not you actually plan on picking up an Apple Watch next month, if you're even moderately invested in the world of technology, you have to be curious to see how Apple's first wearable pans out. It might not be seen as much of a risk, considering everything Apple has put out in recent years sells like hotcakes, but if it were to fail, the smartwatch market could take a permanent blow. Continue reading...
  • Galaxy S6: This might be one of the best features of Samsung’s new camera software

    Chris Smith
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    One of the areas Samsung really focused on heavily during its Galaxy S6 announcement was camera performance. The company made sure that everyone in the audience got the message — the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are both packing amazing rear and front-facing cameras with hardware and software features that will supposedly leave rivals in the dust. AndroidCentral got a hold of the Galaxy S6 to demo one of the camera’s features that you’re most likely to appreciate if you plan on buying the handset. Continue reading...
  • HBO GO is finally available on PS4

    Jacob Siegal
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:49 pm
    It's been a long time coming, but HBO GO is finally available on the PlayStation 4. Sony announced today on the PlayStation Blog that the long-awaited streaming app would be making its way to the new-gen console on Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading...
  • Video: Hoverboarding over water is the coolest thing you’ll see all day

    Yoni Heisler
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:28 pm
    While the type of hoverboards we were teased with in Back to the Future II haven't exactly come to fruition, this offshoot of flyboarding may be the closest thing yet. While typical flyboarding uses water pressure to take riders up vertically, hoverboarding uses water to maneuver users both vertically and horizontally above the water. Continue reading...
  • Upcoming Steve Jobs book promises ‘sensational’ new stories

    Yoni Heisler
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Walter Isaacson's 2011 Steve Jobs biography left much to be desired. For a person as mercurial, intelligent, inspirational, and influential as Jobs was, many anticipated that the biography would provide a never before seen glimpse into the man responsible for some of the greatest technological innovations of our time. The reality, unfortunately was much different. For the most part, Isaacson's book rehashed a great deal of what we already knew about Jobs without providing much in the way of new, or at the very least, interesting information. Now, a new Steve Jobs book slated for release on…
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    TechVorm » Mobile Arena

  • Intex Aqua Speed Launched At Rs. 7,444

    Jatinder Paul
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:31 am
    Intex Technologies, one of the leading Smartphone brand in India, today unveiled the Aqua Speed smart phone with interesting features at an affordable price of Rs. 7444. This smartphone is available in 4 colors namely white, coffee, grey and black, and will be sold exclusively on Upgradable to the Lollipop OS, the Aqua Speed runs […] The post Intex Aqua Speed Launched At Rs. 7,444 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • ASUS Announces Revised Versions Of Fonepad 7 & MeMOpad 8

    Jatinder Paul
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:53 am
    Asus of Taiwan has unveiled today the latest variants of the Fonepad 7 and MeMOpad 8 tablets with power packed features. The ASUS Fonepad 7 – FE171CG and ASUS MeMO Pad 8 – ME581CL are now available on Flipkart at Rs. 10,999 and Rs. 19,999, respectively. ASUS Fonepad 7 – FE171CG is an Ultra Slim & Ultra-Light […] The post ASUS Announces Revised Versions Of Fonepad 7 & MeMOpad 8 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Sony Unveils Mid-Range Xperia M4 Aqua With 64-Bit Snapdragon 615 SoC At MWC

    Jatinder Paul
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Refocussing its mid-range device strategy, Sony has introduced mid-range smartphone, Xperia M4 Aqua with powerful camera, design, battery and performance at an affordable price point of Euro 299, in the ongoing MWC 2015 in Barcelona. The Xperia M4 Aqua is equipped with a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with Sony Exmor RS mobile image sensor and f/2.0 aperture and […] The post Sony Unveils Mid-Range Xperia M4 Aqua With 64-Bit Snapdragon 615 SoC At MWC appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 With 5 Inch & Lumia 640 XL With 5.7 Inch HD Displays Announced At MWC

    Jatinder Paul
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:32 am
    At Mobile World Congress 2015, Microsoft introduced today two new smartphones – Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. These Lumia devices run on the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim update, complete with one-swipe Action Center, Word Flow and Live Folders. These are upgradable to Windows 10 OS, when it becomes available […] The post Microsoft Lumia 640 With 5 Inch & Lumia 640 XL With 5.7 Inch HD Displays Announced At MWC appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Gionee Unveils ELIFE S7 At MWC

    Jatinder Paul
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:42 am
    To take its slimmest smartphone story to next level, Gionee of China has unveiled today its latest Ultra Smartphone ELIFE S7 at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The ELIFE S7 has thickness of 5.5mm. The ELIFE S7 runs the 3rd generation of Android 5.0 Lollipop based Amigo OS and will be the first Gionee smarphone […] The post Gionee Unveils ELIFE S7 At MWC appeared first on TechVorm.
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  • Bitdefender Windows 8 Security License Keys [Giveaway]

    Robin C
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:41 pm
    We are back again with our giveaway news. Free Bitdefender Windows 8 Security license key when you participate and randomly selected in our giveaway. Just three easy steps and you successfully entered the participation list. Bitdefender is a very popular antivirus software manufacturer for Windows and awarded as best antivirus software in the year 2014. It is essential now a days to install an antivirus software that not just protects your computer against viruses, also has advanced technologies to fight all types of sophisticated malwares and spywares that spreads via Internet. Your system…
  • Best VPN Software for Windows, Mac and Mobile Devices

    Robin C
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:16 am
    We hand picked few Best VPN Software and Services for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux computers. These are also very well compatible with iPhone, iPad and any Android mobile phones and Tablets. Connect to VPN and change your IP Address, Software versions to different country instantly. Before starting with the list of best vpn software for windows, mac and linux, i like to give a quick introduction about what is VPN and what are the different applications you can access when you purchase a VPN account. After reading those, simply select any VPN Service of your choice based on the budget you have…
  • mSpy for Windows and Mac OS Quick Review

    Robin C
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:11 pm
    mSpy is a very popular and best mobile Spy Software now available for Windows and Mac OS X as well. No wonder why it is one of the top selling softwares, as it very easy to install and use on iPhone, Android, Blackberry and now on Windows 7, Windows 8 PCs and Mac OS X as well. You can install mSpy Spy Software on Windows and Mac computers to monitor them 24/7. mSpy Dashboard is one of the main reason for their success. Its super easy to navigate and access all the data collected from users iPhone, Android or Computers. We do have a 10% mspy coupon code at the end of this post for you to save…
  • Best Antivirus Software for Windows 8

    Robin C
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:18 am
    Microsoft Windows 8 comes with Windows Defender, which previously was Anti-Spyware app and microsoft added few more feature additions and made it as an Antivirus software. It does a decent job and offers basic level of security and protection to users. Windows 8 PC that is connected to Internet most of the time requires better security measures and practices from users side as well, than what Windows Defender offers. Windows 8 compatible antivirus softwares are plenty in numbers, but not all works well as promised. Especially the free antivirus softwares. If you choose the antivirus software…
  • Best Keylogger Apps for Mac OS X

    Robin C
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:07 am
    Keyloggers does the job of recording every single key strokes you make on your Computer. Windows has plenty of keylogger softwares available from popular software vendors, but mac has limited keylogger apps. Today we have hand picked few best keylogger apps for mac that runs stealthily and records every single keystrokes types using wired and wireless (bluetooth) keyboard. These are popular and widely used by security researchers and enterprises to monitor their employees activity. These mac keylogger apps are also used as best Parental Control software to monitor their kids computer and…
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  • Tech for Medical Assistants

    Karan Israni
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    The ever-growing medical field relies heavily on technology to operate. Technology helps in every aspect from scheduling appointments and tracking provider schedules to viewing lab results taken in a hospital while in a doctor’s office. Medical assistants must utilize these technologies to do their jobs. Technology will make the medical assistant’s role, as well as … Continue reading Tech for Medical Assistants
  • Creative Impact: Understanding Where Technology and Design Intersect

    Karan Israni
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:53 am
    There is a tendency for people to separate ‘creative’ and ‘technological’ into very different mental spaces, but with the types of technology that are currently blossoming, that border is rapidly disappearing. Logical thought processes are now being given a pathway into creative endeavors, and creative people are being shows ways to improve their technical skills … Continue reading Creative Impact: Understanding Where Technology and Design Intersect
  • Data recovery from memory card made possible through EaseUS data recovery software

    Karan Israni
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:52 am
    A memory card is put to use in different ways and in different devices. This solid state flash memory card is an electronic device and can be used in mobile phones, digital camera, computer, consoles used in video games, music player, etc. You can keep on recording things on that without any problem. You can … Continue reading Data recovery from memory card made possible through EaseUS data recovery software
  • Using Social Media Technology To Find the Right Legal Representation

    Karan Israni
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:21 am
    If you need legal representation, for a court case for instance, where can you go to begin researching what firm or which lawyer may by your best option? In days past, options might be limited to local places, or perhaps word-of-mouth reputation from friends and family. Now, though, with the speed and filtering options possible … Continue reading Using Social Media Technology To Find the Right Legal Representation
  • Understanding Social Media Management for Your Small Business

    Karan Israni
    2 Feb 2015 | 12:32 am
    Social media has become an integral part of business as we know it. Many companies even hire a Social Media Coordinator, Community Manager or Content Strategist full-time to oversee their accounts across various online platforms.If you're just getting your feet wet in the world of social media, you may not be ready to hire someone … Continue reading Understanding Social Media Management for Your Small Business
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    The Recruitment Alliance

  • IT Job Board Market Report 2015

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:43 am
    The IT Job Board surveyed over 900 UK tech professionals to create a comprehensive IT Job Market Report containing salary insight, market expectations on future remuneration, mobility, social media and more. We hope you find this report useful. See the FULL report HERE Download for January report HERE
  • What if Recruiters can improve an Organisation’s Culture?

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Do you know how much power you have? Speaking at a conference recently in Edinburgh, it became clear in the breakout sessions that many internal recruitment teams do the job they’re asked. You might say that’s good isn’t it? And indeed there’s nothing wrong in doing a good job. But, with further discussions it appeared a few recruiters have more of a role than many colleagues in the same business have acknowledged. Namely the choice of the right candidate(s) can influence an organisation’s culture without many even knowing it. Is that a real change, or a change of emphasis? Here’s…
  • How to Hire Great Salespeople without the Trauma!

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:44 am
    For many businesses, finding the right sales staff is one of the most difficult aspects of building a successful sales team, they just don’t know how to hire great salespeople. In my travels as a sales motivational speaker, the refrain, “If only I could find the right people for my business” is common. It seems that even with years of experience and huge business success, many sales directors and business owners feel that locating, assessing and hiring top salespeople is a difficult task. Indeed, it has more than once been described to me as similar to pinning the tail on the…
  • How to use Facebook as a free search tool

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    Shane McCusker of Intelligence Software demonstrates a new free tool to search Facebook. This was inspired by the work of Balazs Paroczay @theBalazs and a blog he wrote on the structure of the Facebooks Graph Search. This tool provides a simple way of performing very complex searches and it is possible to search Facebook in ways that are not possible using the normal search interface. This free tool could potentially be used by recruiters to search for candidates, using a specific search string. For example, a candidate working for a particular company within a certain geographical area. See…
  • How to build a strong brand for your recruitment business #RecHangout

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:04 am
    Join Mark Stephens, Founder & CEO of Smart Recruit Online, along with other industry experts, at The Recruiters Hangout on the 5th of March, 1pm GMT, as we discuss, ‘How to build a strong and credible recruitment brand.’ Exploring the many myths surrounding both personal and corporate branding and debating what works and what doesn’t. Marketing experts believe that the vast majority of us are getting our tactics and priorities very wrong, when it comes to developing a credible brand. Our special guests will be asked to share their opinions and experiences on the right way to go…