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  • These Augmented Reality Hands Are Giving Me Nightmares

    Chris Mills
    6 May 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Evolution decided that humans should have five digits on the end of each limb. Not four. Not six. Certainly not five little hands attached to one big hand. But thanks to this art/technology/torture installation, some people got to experience what would’ve happened if Darwin screwed up. Read more...
  • 18 years later, Snake returns to mobile phones

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    Jose Alvarez
    6 May 2015 | 6:53 pm
    If you owned a cellphone in the late '90s or early 2000s, you might remember playing Snake to pass the time. The original creators have come back 18 years later with a sequel that will attract a new generation of players. The post 18 years later, Snake returns to mobile phones appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • A Fresh Look at Wearables

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    Bob O'Donnell
    5 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Politics and religion are supposed to be two hot button topics you should avoid if you want to prevent arguments with friends, family and co-workers, but I think we can now add a third to that list: wearables. From the Apple Watch to Microsoft’s HoloLens, the FitBit to the Pebble, everyone seems to have an opinion on these devices and, in many cases, they aren’t lightly held. The highly charged nature of people’s views on these devices is at least partially due to all the attention they’ve received. Regardless of the media platform or its primary focus, it seems like nearly every Tom,…
  • Windows Phone Growing as Fast as iPhone in Europe, at the Expense of Android

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    Radu Tyrsina
    6 May 2015 | 10:24 am
    There’s no doubt about the fact that Apple’s iPhone and Google’s army of Androids are the most important two sides in the mobile war, but Microsoft has always been busy trying to improve Windows Phone. Perhaps one of the biggest improvements is going to happen with Windows 10,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Swatch Wants To Fix The Biggest Problem With Smartwatches

    Chris Mills
    6 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Swatch is normally a company associated with duty-free shops and 12-year-old’s birthday presents. It’s not a leader in the smartwatch market. In fact, it’s not actually in the smartwatch market. But apparently, it’s months away from solving the biggest problem with wrist computers: the battery. Read more...
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  • Smartphone microscope scans blood for parasitic worms in minutes

    Nick Lavars
    7 May 2015 | 12:47 am
    In Africa, the spread of parasitic worms known as Loa loa is seriously hindering the efforts of health care workers to cure particular rampant diseases. Though there are drugs available to treat both river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, if they are administered to a patient who also happens to also be infected with Loa loa the consequences can be lethal. This is complicated further by the inherent difficulties in screening for the worms, but a newly developed mobile phone microscope needing only a drop of blood to automatically detect the parasite promises to make things a whole lot…
  • Spine Optics redefines the hinges on your glasses

    Loz Blain
    6 May 2015 | 11:28 pm
    I wouldn't normally pay too much attention to such a seemingly minor thing as eyeglass hinges, but Spine Optic's extraordinary 3D video animation caught my imagination. The company's range of frames feature a nifty self-closing hinge inspired by the human backbone that holds the glasses firmly in place on your face and offers extra flexibility to fit different sized heads... Continue Reading Spine Optics redefines the hinges on your glasses Section: Good Thinking Tags: Eyewear Glasses Related Articles: Popticals' sliding rail system makes wraparound sunglasses more compact Eyejusters -…
  • FAA's new drone program goes above and beyond the line of sight

    Nick Lavars
    6 May 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Amazon's ambitious plans to deliver small parcels by drones just took another little jump towards reality, with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) launching a new program to study the use of drones beyond the operator's line of sight. The initiative sees the agency team up with three companies to take drone technology forward, with the ultimate goal of hastening the safe integration of the vehicles into US airspace... Continue Reading FAA's new drone program goes above and beyond the line of sight Section: Aircraft Tags: Drone laws Delivery drones Drone FAA Related Articles: Amazon to…
  • VW and BMW put vehicle functionality on your wrist with Apple Watch apps

    Scott Collie
    6 May 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Wearable technology uptake may still be in its early stages, but car manufacturers are already leveraging the technology in an effort to improve the ownership experience for car buyers. Following the Google Glass app from Tesla and hot on the heels of BMW, Volkswagen is offering an Apple Watch app that allows owners to control a raft of car functions, all without ever having to take their phone from their pockets... Continue Reading VW and BMW put vehicle functionality on your wrist with Apple Watch apps Section: Automotive Tags: BMW Volkswagen Apps Apple Watch Wearable Apple Related…
  • Video road test: Benelli BN302 delivers the Italian experience at a budget price

    Loz Blain
    6 May 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Benelli's new Chinese ownership group QianJiang knows a thing or two about manufacturing. It makes more than 1.5 million bikes a year and this production muscle has enabled Benelli to put together an entry-level machine that delivers impressive specs and great looks at a price that undercuts even the Japanese competition. A 300cc parallel twin with twin disc brakes and adjustable suspension, the Benelli BN302 should make a nice "exotic" alternative for new riders... Continue Reading Video road test: Benelli BN302 delivers the Italian experience at a budget price Section: Motorcycles Tags:…
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  • Startup Conversation with Steve “Woz” Wozniak

    16 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    Launching a startup can be a risky endeavor.  Often it requires leaving a more comfortable, stable endeavor for a much less certain proposition.  The motivation to take this leap of faith is unique to each founder.  In this video interview, Steve Wozniak discusses leaving Hewlett Packard to start Apple Computer with Steve Jobs, his reluctance to leave a job that made him happy and why he finally decided to take the plunge.
  • Productify and The Rackspace Startup Program

    7 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Productify, an Alexandria, NSW, Australia startup has built a B2B information management service that simplifies the process for bringing products from supplier to retailer. With Productify, suppliers store all their product information and images online and then share it to retailers online by invitation. Productify tracks the exchange between supplier and retailer and also resizes images automatically to meet individual retailers’ specifications. In this video, Productify’s Founder & CEO Doron Ostrin talks with Rackspace about the importance of the Rackspace Startup Program and…
  • Fashion Metric and the Rackspace Startup Program

    6 Jan 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Fashion Metric is a big data SaaS solution for apparel retailers and brands to gather intelligence about their customers and personalize the online apparel shopping experience. By deploying a comprehensive technology to calculate a customer’s full set of body measurements in seconds, FM helps customers get measured for custom clothing or select the best ready-to-wear size. In this video, Fashion Metric Founder & CTO Morgan Linton talks to Rackspace about how his fashion-centric startup allows Rackspace to focus on infrastructure, Cloud hosting and server environments, while his…
  • Polycom: The Leader in HD Video Conferencing

    Robert Scoble
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:39 am
    Looking for ways to collaborate and help your organization defy distance? For more than 20 years, Polycom phones have powered voice conversations in over 4 million conference rooms worldwide. Today, Polycom offers a variety of solutions to fit the need of every room– from the home office to cubicles to boardrooms and more. Polycom RealPresence room video solutions are simple to operate and consistently deliver a flawless visual communications experience.
  • Scoble Discusses Performance-Based Advertising with Marimedia’s Founder Maia Shiran

    Robert Scoble
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:37 am
    Robert Scoble speaks with Maia Shiran, founder and COO of Marimedia Ltd. a Herzliya-based startup about to go public, that helps publishers and website owners generate revenue through performance-based advertising. They also look at Qadabra, Marimedia’s new self-serve platform for blogs and smaller websites.
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  • Nintendo, Universal Team Up For Theme Park Attractions

    Chris Kohler
    7 May 2015 | 12:47 am
    Nintendo and Universal will team up for theme park attractions based on Nintendo's famous game franchises. The post Nintendo, Universal Team Up For Theme Park Attractions appeared first on WIRED.
  • Virginia Man Sues Police Over License Plate Database

    Kim Zetter
    6 May 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Automatic license plate readers have become a hot topic in recent years, akin to the government's warrantless use of GPS trackers on vehicles. The post Virginia Man Sues Police Over License Plate Database appeared first on WIRED.
  • The People Have Spoken: Put Parental Controls in Our Cars

    Jordan Golson
    6 May 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Researchers have surveyed 1,000 Americans to see which parental controls in a car would interest them the most. The post The People Have Spoken: Put Parental Controls in Our Cars appeared first on WIRED.
  • WIRED by Design Is Popping Up in Sydney

    Kyle VanHemert
    6 May 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Later this month, WIRED by Design will hold a special pop-up session at Semi-Permanent, Australia's premier arts and design event. The post WIRED by Design Is Popping Up in Sydney appeared first on WIRED.
  • Inside the Lair of the Guy Behind Film’s Most Iconic Sounds

    Bryan Gardiner
    6 May 2015 | 2:08 pm
    The rich sonic history of dozens of blockbuster films permeates sound designer Randy Thom's workspace at Skywalker Ranch. The post Inside the Lair of the Guy Behind Film’s Most Iconic Sounds appeared first on WIRED.
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  • High-Tech Hobos: Train-Hopping Vagabonds Of The Digital Age

    7 May 2015 | 12:15 am
    The underlying story of nomadic life on the rails is surprisingly consistent in some ways: people, generally young, using the nation’s railways to travel the country. The details are, however, revealingly different — analog hobo codes have given way to digital hobo coders.
  • How The Grateful Dead’s Cool Never Died

    6 May 2015 | 11:15 pm
    As the Grateful Dead turns 50 today, it’s worth considering how they’ve remained respected for never selling out.
  • Masculinity In The Postapocalyptic Wasteland

    6 May 2015 | 10:15 pm
    What really scares Phil is what scares every selfish American male of a certain age: that he will die alone having lived a life only for himself.
  • Parental Controls Are Coming To Cars

    6 May 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Perhaps the safest way to keep teen drivers safe is to not let them drive at all. We’re quite a ways off from that (perhaps kids being born today might see fully autonomous cars before their teenage years are out), so the concept of “parental controls” in automobiles is here to stay.
  • Shaq Goes Down Hard During NBA Halftime Show

    6 May 2015 | 8:55 pm
    Judging by his colleagues' gleeful chortling, he should be just fine.
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Blind mother gets 3D ultrasound of her unborn baby [video]

    Josh Urich
    6 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Tatiana Guerre is blind, so when she went into her doctor's for an ultrasound she had to ask for the doctor to describe her baby. Little did she know, the doctors were were making a 3D ultrasound for her to feel. Watch as she gets surprised with the ultrasound. The post Blind mother gets 3D ultrasound of her unborn baby [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Totally oblivious mom misses daughter’s engagement ring [video]

    Josh Urich
    6 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    You have to be pretty oblivious to miss the clues this daughter was throwing out there. Somehow, though, her mom doesn't see the engagement ring her daughter flaunts in her face. The post Totally oblivious mom misses daughter’s engagement ring [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 26 best “Friends” quotes of all time

    Deanne Mayall
    6 May 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Haha. From the People Are A Hoot files. Actually, from BuzzFeed who put out a question, what’s your favourite Friends quote? And then they put together 26 of them on their site and sure enough, they are pretty funny. Pretty hard to give examples, because they’re superimposed on copyrighted images, but here’s one: When Phoebe … The post 26 best “Friends” quotes of all time appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Jaguar flaunts synchronized swimming moves [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    6 May 2015 | 5:30 pm
    We knew jaguars were pretty fierce on land, but we had no idea they were this slick under water, too. The post Jaguar flaunts synchronized swimming moves [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • The newest iWatch accessory: a hand [video]

    Josh Urich
    6 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Apparently, if you have a wrist tattoo, the iWatch can't tell it's on a human wrist. Fortunately, Team Coco is here to help. Introducing: the Apple Watch Hand. The post The newest iWatch accessory: a hand [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • LinkedIn Used To Create Database of 27,000 US Intelligence Personnel

    7 May 2015 | 12:09 am
    An anonymous reader writes: A new group, Transparency Toolkit, has mined LinkedIn to reveal and analyze the resumes of over 27,000 people in the U.S. intelligence community. In the process, Transparency Toolkit said it found previously unknown secret codewords and references to surveillance technologies and projects. "'Transparency Toolkit uses open data to watch the watchers and hold the powerful to account,' the group's website says. 'We build free software to collect and analyze open data from a variety of sources. Then we work with investigative journalists and human rights organizations…
  • C Code On GitHub Has the Most "Ugly Hacks"

    6 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    itwbennett writes: An analysis of GitHub data shows that C developers are creating the most ugly hacks — or are at least the most willing to admit to it. To answer the question of which programming language produces the most ugly hacks, ITworld's Phil Johnson first used the search feature on GitHub, looking for code files that contained the string 'ugly hack'. In that case, C comes up first by a wide margin, with over 181,000 code files containing that string. The rest of the top ten languages were PHP (79k files), JavaScript (38k), C++ (22k), Python (19k), Text (11k), Makefile (11k),…
  • Netflix Open-Sources Security Incident Management Tool

    6 May 2015 | 9:02 pm
    alphadogg writes: Netflix has released under an open-source license an internal tool it developed to manage a deluge of security alerts and incidents. Called FIDO (Fully Integrated Defense Operation), the tool is designed to research, score and categorize threats in order to speed up handling of the most urgent ones.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Self-Destructing Virus Kills Off PCs

    6 May 2015 | 7:09 pm
    mpicpp sends word about particularly bad virus making the rounds. "A computer virus that tries to avoid detection by making the machine it infects unusable has been found. If Rombertik's evasion techniques are triggered, it deletes key files on a computer, making it constantly restart. Analysts said Rombertik was 'unique' among malware samples for resisting capture so aggressively. On Windows machines where it goes unnoticed, the malware steals login data and other confidential information. Rombertik typically infected a vulnerable machine after a booby-trapped attachment on a phishing…
  • Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach New Monthly Record

    6 May 2015 | 5:30 pm
    mrflash818 writes: For the first time since we began tracking carbon dioxide in the global atmosphere, the monthly global average concentration of carbon dioxide gas surpassed 400 parts per million in March 2015, according to NOAA's latest results. “It was only a matter of time that we would average 400 parts per million globally,” said Pieter Tans, lead scientist of NOAA’s Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network. “We first reported 400 ppm when all of our Arctic sites reached that value in the spring of 2012. In 2013 the record at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory…
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • Apple, IBM and Japan

    Tim Bajarin
    6 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    I am always intrigued when I hear an analyst or commentator suggest the Apple/IBM relationship is more show than substance. I have followed both companies since the early 1980’s and, while each has had their… This content is for Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • Why Phones and Pads Cannot Replace PCs

    Steve Wildstrom
    6 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    The other day, I wanted to take a photo that had been sent to me attached to an email and make it a feature in a Facebook post. Now, if I had been working on a PC–Mac, Windows, or even Linux—all I would have to do is select, copy, and paste or just select it and drag. But I was working on an iPad. You have several ways to do it that will transfer the picture. They’ll work better than they used to with earlier apps and iOS versions, but they are still unpredictable and considerably more painful than on a PC. This difference is found in a numbers of ways, many of them much less…
  • The State of Global E-Commerce

    Ben Bajarin
    5 May 2015 | 1:01 am
    I’m likely to publish a larger global e-commerce report but wanted to share with our subscribers some big picture views on the e-commerce market. I’ve been doing quantitive research on the state of global e-commerce… This content is for Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • A Fresh Look at Wearables

    Bob O'Donnell
    5 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Politics and religion are supposed to be two hot button topics you should avoid if you want to prevent arguments with friends, family and co-workers, but I think we can now add a third to that list: wearables. From the Apple Watch to Microsoft’s HoloLens, the FitBit to the Pebble, everyone seems to have an opinion on these devices and, in many cases, they aren’t lightly held. The highly charged nature of people’s views on these devices is at least partially due to all the attention they’ve received. Regardless of the media platform or its primary focus, it seems like nearly every Tom,…
  • Tablet Market Trends and Observations

    Ben Bajarin
    4 May 2015 | 1:32 am
    It is hard to argue with the narrative — larger phones are impacting tablet sales. This absolutely seems to be the case: Two points from the chart. Including 4″ smartphones certainly helps the line look impressive. But I don’t have screen size breakdown sales any more granularly than this. Tablet sales don’t appear to be in as much as a decline as it is a flat-ish line. One can say there is no corollary to large screens impacting tablets because the line is flat. However, there is a direct correlation to the tablet market “slow down” and larger screen…
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  • 7 Things to Know About Windows 10 Ahead of Release

    Travis Pope
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:22 am
    7 Things to Know About Windows 10 Ahead of Release is a post by Travis Pope from Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is set to change the entire Windows landscape when it launches... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • 13 Exciting New Features in Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac

    Kevin Purcell
    4 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am
    13 Exciting New Features in Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac is a post by Kevin Purcell from Microsoft released a free preview of the much-anticipated Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac. It... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Toshiba Chromebook 2 Review

    Kevin Purcell
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Toshiba Chromebook 2 Review is a post by Kevin Purcell from The Chromebook developed into an attractive and diversified platform over the past year. Toshiba joined the market, first... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Why You Shouldn’t Download Windows 10 Right Now

    Travis Pope
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    Why You Shouldn’t Download Windows 10 Right Now is a post by Travis Pope from Microsoft has spent relatively half of a year discussing its upcoming Windows 10 operating system. In... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • 5 Best Windows Notebooks in 2015

    Travis Pope
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    5 Best Windows Notebooks in 2015 is a post by Travis Pope from Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system delivered a lot of new features for form factors we just hadn’t seen before.... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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  • Learning To Make Your Own Solar Panel Using 3D Printing Technology

    6 May 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Over the past decade, many revolutionary inventions that base their work on the sun went forth, and there seems no end to what this natural energy source can do. Just I think of all the things we have seen the sun do, and I think you will agree that there is still a window to go further. On one side is the sun and the other are the technologies that help us to exploit its capabilities. One such technology is 3D printing. In the past, it has become easy 3D printing almost everything. The Japanese, for example, have devised a way to transmit solar energy using microwave receiver that go 170…
  • Solar Water Fountain Savings

    3 May 2015 | 5:46 pm
    More and more households are looking for sources of water out of their yards or gardens. The choices are between a standard font you need a power source to connect the water pump, and the friendly nature of most modern solar water source. There are advantages to both types to suit your needs. Solar sources are considered nature-friendly because there is no reason to run underground pipes and son around your garden to use. If you ever change your mind about the location, just move from one place to another. This is also useful if you need to store for the winter. A standard outside water…
  • DIY Home Solar Power System – Create Solar Electricity

    1 May 2015 | 5:43 am
    Solar energy solutions: solar energy, renewable energy, going green has become very popular with yourself to use the power alternative to using fossil fuel energy. Energy from the sun is the source of more abundant and cheaper energy available on earth. Potential of solar energy in these increasingly scarce resources of time and the price increase proves to be the most beneficial and the most economical solution to run all your appliances. Change your home from the grid for renewable solar energy is easier than most homeowners think once the secret bases for manufacturing solar panels or…
  • Solar Energy – A Brief History in the United States

    29 Apr 2015 | 5:55 am
    The technology to derive substantial electricity using sunlight has existed since mid-1950, when the first solar cell was created by Daryl Chapin, Calvin Fuller, and Gerald Pearson at Bell Labs – developed the first solar cell capable of generating enough power sun to run everyday electrical equipment. A silicon solar cell which was produced was 6% efficiency. They were able to increase the efficiency of one percent. Anyone who is aware of the possibility of exploiting sunlight into electricity just remembered Jr. High School science class that the electricity produced by a solar cell…
  • Solar Power Battery – The Answer To Our Energy Needs

    28 Apr 2015 | 2:30 am
    All solutions solar battery real needs rather little power. With the change of solar energy quickly in the future trend, many people are excited about safe source of energy for the environment always efficient have many concerns. How solar panels and how much you need? What is the cost of making the use of solar energy? Exactly how this can really work? Solar batteries are required if you need an electrical system that operates with wit and profitable. This battery bank is actually a number of batteries that are connected together within a cell system, made to preserve the power of the sun is…
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    Tech Talk


    6 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Facebook-owned Oculus Rift says that it will ship its first virtual reality headset in early 2016 but the big question, says Tech Talk, is whether there is enough of a demand to turn virtual reality into actual reality. (Magid, self-ID)

    5 May 2015 | 9:00 pm, a Facebook initiative, brings free internet access to the developing world. But it's limited to specific sites and services. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    4 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Google is adding Collections to Google+. This Pinterest-like feature enables people to group posts, including photos and videos, around interests and hobbies. Here's today's Tech Talk (Magid SELF ID's at top)

    3 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    HBO and Showtime charged 90 dollars for people who wanted to watch Saturday night's Mayweather--Pacquiao fight at home. But, legal or night, some people were watching for free thanks to fans who were streaming the fight from their smartphones and tablets. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    30 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Ford Motor Company may build its cars in factories, but the auto maker also develops software for its vehicles in California's Silicon Valley. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
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  • Banjo Scores $100M Series C Led By Softbank To Analyze Events As They Happen

    Catherine Shu
    7 May 2015 | 12:24 am
     Banjo, a startup that analyzes data about events and breaking news in real-time, has pulled in a $100 million series C led by Softbank with participation from returning investor BlueRun Ventures. The deal marks one of Japan-based Softbank’s largest investments in a U.S. startup. Read More
  • Xiaomi On Its 5th Birthday

    Hans Tung
    6 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
     GGV Capital recently celebrated the 15th birthday of its long-time friend and former portfolio company, Alibaba, which went public in 2014. In April, we again celebrated the birthday of another dear friend, Xiaomi Technology. Read More
  • And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 Is… Liquidity

    Romain Dillet
    6 May 2015 | 3:25 pm
     This year’s Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield was amazing. At the very beginning, there were 24 great companies presenting in front of multiple groups of industry leaders serving as judges. The startups were competing for $50,000 and the highly coveted Disrupt Cup. After hours of deliberations, TechCrunch editors pored over the judges’ notes and narrowed the list down to seven… Read More
  • Mark Pincus Is Back — And His Vintage Management Style Might Be, Too

    Matthew Lynley
    6 May 2015 | 3:01 pm
     About two years ago, Mark Pincus brought on former Xbox executive Don Mattrick to run the company, and he took a step back. This was actually a tremendous surprise to the industry. Pincus has a reputation of being a bit of a micro manager and is not often able to delegate responsibility or empower his lieutenants. It was seen as a change in direction for Zynga, which became one of the most… Read More
  • Oculus Confirms Gear VR Consumer Launch On Track For Later This Year

    Darrell Etherington
    6 May 2015 | 2:04 pm
     The Oculus Rift is heading to consumer hands in Q1 of 2016, but that won’t be the first official consumer VR hardware launch that Oculus takes part in: Oculus’ VP of Product Nate Mitchell told me backstage at Disrupt NY that it is indeed still on track to deliver a consumer Gear VR unit in conjunction with Samsung, timed for later this year. Mitchell confirmed that those plans… Read More
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  • 'Furious 7' trailer 'Family' wins top honor at Golden Trailer Awards

    Josh Dickey
    7 May 2015 | 1:09 am
    LOS ANGELES — The best movie trailer of the year has no friends. It's got family. The Furious 7 “Family” trailer (above) from Universal Pictures/AV Squad’s took Best of Show Prize on Tuesday night at the 16th annual Golden Trailer Awards in Beverly Hills. The trailer also won Best Action SEE ALSO: How 'Furious 7' said goodbye to Paul Walker: A scene-by-scene breakdown Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller hosted the event at the Saban Theatre, where 20 of the 78 honors were announced and handed out liveFurious studio Universal Pictures (with Focus Features) won the most with…
  • Two countries care more about the UK election than the UK, Google says

    Blathnaid Healy
    7 May 2015 | 1:02 am
    LONDON — Nigeria and Micronesia are more interested in the UK general election than the UK, according to what they're searching for on Google. See also: Election 2015 live: The UK votes News Lab at Google measured interest by analysing search data from people across the globe and found that the UK is in third place behind Nigeria (a Commonwealth member and former British colony) and the tiny Micronesian islands in the western Pacific Ocean The Central African Republic, British Virgin Islands, Togo, Gibraltar, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Barthelemy and Vanautu round out the top 10…
  • 4 tips to seeing if an educational app will actually help your child learn

    The Conversation
    7 May 2015 | 12:47 am
    Imagine someone telling you that a new technology would be available in five years that has the potential to revolutionize childhood and early education. But the downside is that you will have to choose from among 80,000 possible options. This is the problem currently facing many parents. Following the invention of the iPad in 2010, by January 2015 there were 80,000 apps marketed as "educational" in the Apple App Store alone. We recently published a large-scale review of more than 200 articles on the question of how we can put the education back in educational apps. We used several well-worn…
  • A pet rat and a therapy dog have the cutest Instagram you've ever seen

    Molly Lynch
    7 May 2015 | 12:11 am
    Ok, so we all know that unlikely animal friendships are more likely to happen than you might think, but this mismatched pair is one of the strangest and cutest relationships we've ever seen. See also: Baby rhino and calf become adorable best friends at the San Diego Zoo That's right, somewhere in Chicago a 3-year-old Dutch Shepard therapy dog named Osiris is happily playing with a 3-month-old pet rat named Riff Rat Street rats have terrible reputations in urban areas, leading many to write off the idea of pet rats entirely as unsanitary and incomprehensible. However, breeder-bought pet rats,…
  • 6 Harry Potter characters we weren't sad to see go

    Cinema Blend
    6 May 2015 | 11:20 pm
    This article contains major Harry Potter spoilers! Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling recently went on record to express her sorrow to fans over the death of Fred Weasley. Her remarks are likely prompting many fans to think about all of the other great characters who died throughout the series. Sirius Black. Dobby. Dumbledore. Lupin and Tonks. The list goes on... But let's be honest, there were a few notable characters we weren't so sorry to see go. In fact, we came up with a list of six, ranked by how little sympathy they deserve for their actions.. Image: Warner Bros. Pictures Read…
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  • Trademark Dispute Between Brewery And Winery Over Northstar Brand

    Timothy Geigner
    6 May 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Spend five minutes going through the exploding-number of posts we've done over the past two years about trademark scuffles in the craft brewery industry and one thing will become abundantly clear: craft alcohol has a huge trademark problem. Interestingly, craft brewers had had a traditionally amicable set of unwritten rules when it came to trademark disputes, often times choosing to work direclty with each other to find agreeable resolutions and generally being quite awesome to each other when this sort of thing came up. Under those conditions, craft brewing has exploded in popularity and the…
  • DailyDirt: Braiiins... And Brain Implants

    Michael Ho
    6 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Cyborgs are already walking among us -- if you count people who have advanced pacemakers and other implanted devices (eg. insulin pumps, cochlear implants, etc). There are also a handful of folks who are actively trying to become cyborgs, like Kevin Warwick. However, brain implants still need to be a lot less invasive and traumatic if anyone is going to really get a direct, permanent brain interface. Here are just a few links on neuro-interfaces that are making some progress. Cyborg rodents with spinal cord injuries can walk again thanks to implanted neural interfaces and flexible silicone…
  • Appeals Court Rejects Labels' Collusion Scheme To Try To Force Pandora To Pay Higher Rates

    Mike Masnick
    6 May 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Last year, we wrote about a somewhat crazy lawsuit involving ASCAP, Pandora, and various record labels that was officially about trying to force Pandora into paying higher rates. There were a lot of moving parts in the case, but a key point was that various publishers (owned by the major record labels) pulled a neat little trick in which ASCAP allowed the publishers to "partially remove" their catalog, such that ASCAP could still license the catalog to traditional organizations, but not to "new media" companies (i.e., Pandora). Then, the publishers tried to "negotiate" independently with…
  • FBI Spent Years 'Researching' The Lyrics To 'Louie, Louie' Before Realizing The Copyright Office Must Have Them

    Mike Masnick
    6 May 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Last week, as you may or may not have heard, a guy named Jack Ely passed away at the age of 71. The name may not be that familiar, but the voice almost certainly. Jack Ely was -- fairly briefly -- the lead singer of the Kingsmen, and happened to do a cover song in a single take under poor conditions, that created one of the most memorable songs in rock and roll history, also known as Louie Louie: You know the song. You also know the lyrics are completely indecipherable. However, with Ely's death, there's been renewed attention to the fact that the FBI spent nearly two years investigating the…
  • Dangerous And Ridiculous: Facebook Won't Let Sites Join Its Program If They Encrypt Traffic

    Mike Masnick
    6 May 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Karl touched on this with his recent post on Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg defending his and its walled garden of "zero rated" services, but it deserves a separate post. You see, part of Zuckerberg's announcement was that was expanding to let in other sites, but there are serious restrictions, and there's a big "sorry, you're not welcome" for sites that use HTTPS to protect the privacy of their users: To qualify, they must meet three criteria: they cannot be data-intensive. Videos, high-resolution photos and internet-based voice and video chats are among the banned…
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    The Joy of Tech

  • JoT #2139: Apple Watch is all the rage!

    6 May 2015 | 1:06 am
    Temper time Tim? If you enJoyed the comic, please take a second to retweet or share the URL... thank you!
  • JoT #2138: #talkpay

    4 May 2015 | 1:23 am
    When hashtags attack! If you enJoyed the comic, please take a moment to retweet or share the URL... thank you!
  • JoT #2137: Tesla's house battery!

    1 May 2015 | 1:27 am
    Road trip! If you enJoyed the comic, please take a moment to retweet or share the URL... we get a real charge outta that!
  • Spotted in the wild... Apple Watch defective units

    30 Apr 2015 | 9:58 am
    In the wake of the Apple Watch Haptic Engine (non)-scandal, we have reports of a few Apple Watches that are dead on arrival. The affected units won't boot up, and the only thing they will do is flash the Apple logo while charging. Apple is on it, and is replacing these asap though a call to Apple Tech Support. You won't have to wait long, it appears Apple had some extras on hand for this kind of thing. Our friend's replacement stainless steel Watch was shipped two days after the support call. You can check out the whole story on Geek Culture.
  • JoT #2136: Gone native!

    28 Apr 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Putting the con in content! If you enJoyed the comic, please take a moment to retweet or share the URL... thank you!
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    Digital Trends

  • See the sleek and classy Oppo R7 smartphone in the latest, revealing teaser picture

    Andy Boxall
    7 May 2015 | 1:31 am
    The Oppo R7 is coming, and it could have a very cool bezel-free display, if the leaks which have spread over the past months are correct. The latest speculation says the phone will be announced on May 20. The post See the sleek and classy Oppo R7 smartphone in the latest, revealing teaser picture appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • AT&T scales back speed throttling on unlimited LTE data users

    Mike Flacy
    6 May 2015 | 8:15 pm
    Possibly good news for any AT&T subscriber that's still on an unlimited data plan, the wireless provider has limited the practice of data throttling to time periods of heavy network congestion. The post AT&T scales back speed throttling on unlimited LTE data users appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Leaked specs reveal the Moto X (2015) will be a beast of a smartphone

    Williams Pelegrin
    6 May 2015 | 7:09 pm
    A recently leaked spec page might have revealed the beast of a smartphone that might be the Motorola Moto X (2015). The phone seems to be in its testing phase, so specifications are not final. The post Leaked specs reveal the Moto X (2015) will be a beast of a smartphone appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • 18 years later, Snake returns to mobile phones

    Jose Alvarez
    6 May 2015 | 6:53 pm
    If you owned a cellphone in the late '90s or early 2000s, you might remember playing Snake to pass the time. The original creators have come back 18 years later with a sequel that will attract a new generation of players. The post 18 years later, Snake returns to mobile phones appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • MeeGoPad T02 challenges the Intel Compute Stick with a new price

    Jose Alvarez
    6 May 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Computers on a stick may have seemed like a crazy idea not so long ago, but advances in technology and the shrinking of computers have allowed people to carry PCs that can fit in your hand anywhere. The post MeeGoPad T02 challenges the Intel Compute Stick with a new price appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Leona Divide 50k 2015 Race Report – DNF

    19 Apr 2015 | 8:03 pm
    I ran the Leona Divide 50k race yesterday with about 500 other trail running fanatics. Unfortunately my race ended around mile 21 when I chose to drop. It was a tough race and thoughts and emotions are still swirling but wanted to put things down in writing although I’m sure my thoughts and judgments will change over the next few days and weeks. The Leona Divide 50k was part of long term plan to attempt and finish my first ultra this year. In December I started training for my first attempt, the Sean O’Brien 50k but then I figured I should attempt a trail marathon so I switched…
  • 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?
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  • The Navigator's Desktop

    Alan Henry
    6 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Reader salt_and_pepper submitted this beautiful, functional desktop to our desktop showcase. A few widgets on the side and room to work on the left, and it’s all done. Here’s how it was made.Read more...
  • PSA: Using Google's Project Fi Gets Rid of Some Google Voice Features

    Whitson Gordon
    6 May 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Google is now a cellphone carrier with the launch of Project Fi , and it carries over a few features from Google Voice. However, once you sign up for Project Fi, you lose a few Voice features, too.Read more...
  • Most patients receiving end-of-life care want to avoid aggressive attempts to prolong their life, bu

    George Dvorsky
    6 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Most patients receiving end-of-life care want to avoid aggressive attempts to prolong their life, but medical culture and practices often contradict these wishes. Part of the problem is due to confusion surrounding do-not-resuscitate orders. Here’s what patients really need to know about the “no code.” [io9 ]Read more...
  • Make Sure Your Burger or Meatloaf Recipe Is On Point with a Test Patty

    Patrick Allan
    6 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Whether you’re grinding up your own beef for homemade In-N-Out burgers , or just whipping up a meatloaf for the family dinner, cooking up a tiny test patty might save you from a bland meal.Read more...
  • Deadspin The Hilarious, Brady-Bashing Texts Sent By The Pats’ Ball-Deflators | Gizmodo 22 Official C

    Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    6 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Deadspin The Hilarious, Brady-Bashing Texts Sent By The Pats’ Ball-Deflators | Gizmodo 22 Official Complaints From People Who Got Royally Screwed On Airbnb | io9 10 Real-Life Animal Husbandry Techniques That Alien Zoos Will Use On Us | Jezebel Reese Witherspoon’s ‘Southern’ Lifestyle Site Is Giving Me Hives | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
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  • New Legal Case Supports 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints Under Free Speech

    Jamie Condliffe
    7 May 2015 | 1:15 am
    It’s three years since the files to 3D-print a gun were published online by Cody Wilson. Soon after he received a letter from the State Department demanding the files be removed from the internet—and now he’s fighting that under the argument of free speech.Read more...
  • Gates Foundation Is Opening Six New Centers to Help End Child Mortality

    Jamie Condliffe
    7 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    The Gates Foundation has announced that it’s investing $75 million into six new research centers across Africa and south Asia, that will act as a disease surveillance network to help end child mortality in the developing world.Read more...
  • Swatch Wants To Fix The Biggest Problem With Smartwatches

    Chris Mills
    6 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Swatch is normally a company associated with duty-free shops and 12-year-old’s birthday presents. It’s not a leader in the smartwatch market. In fact, it’s not actually in the smartwatch market. But apparently, it’s months away from solving the biggest problem with wrist computers: the battery. Read more...
  • These Augmented Reality Hands Are Giving Me Nightmares

    Chris Mills
    6 May 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Evolution decided that humans should have five digits on the end of each limb. Not four. Not six. Certainly not five little hands attached to one big hand. But thanks to this art/technology/torture installation, some people got to experience what would’ve happened if Darwin screwed up. Read more...
  • IBM's Watson Could Offer Customized Treatment To Every Cancer Patient

    Chris Mills
    6 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Rather than relying on carpet-bombing approaches like chemotherapy and radiation treatments, cutting-edge cancer cures are looking more towards a surgical strike, tailored to shutting down the mutations that are driving growth. And the secret weapon in that fight might just be a well-known Jeopardy contestant. Read more...
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Oregon State University's ATRIAS robot takes a walk in the park

    Timothy J. Seppala
    6 May 2015 | 11:34 pm
    We've seen Oregon State University's ATRIAS robot prove its mettle in a controlled environment, sure, but what changes when it goes for a stroll in the great outdoors? Perhaps unsurprisingly, not a whole lot. The biped doesn't have a problem going up...
  • Xbox One rumor claims DVR is coming to replace Media Center

    Richard Lawler
    6 May 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Even as Microsoft buries Windows Media Center, there's a rumor that it actually does have a plan for a replacement. According to Paul Thurrott's sources, the Xbox One will gain the ability to record live TV "probably this year." That's the kind of fe...
  • Nubia's near bezel-less phone also has a grip-sensitive frame

    Richard Lai
    6 May 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Oppo may have already shown off its near bezel-less prototype phone back in March, but local rival Nubia has actually released a handset featuring the same optical trickery on the edges (and let's not forget that Sharp did it first). Dubbed the Z9, t...
  • Daily Roundup: Oculus Rift release date (sort of), Patriot Act renewal and more!

    Dave Schumaker
    6 May 2015 | 8:58 pm
    Get the details on all of today's stories right here. The Oculus Rift will go on sale at the beginning of 2016, the fight over whether or not to renew section 215 of the Patriot Act heats up and the Samsung sources camera components for the Galaxy S6...
  • Secretive drone will test materials for future spacecraft

    Mariella Moon
    6 May 2015 | 8:31 pm
    While the Boeing-built X37B drone's nature remains mysterious, we at least know that it's a test-bed for futuristic space tech. When it launches on May 20th, it won't only be testing a new type of Hall effect thruster for the Air Force, it will also ...
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    Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • Nintendo reports $350 million profit, reversal from red ink

    7 May 2015 | 12:30 am
    TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. reported a net profit of 41.8 billion yen ($350 million) for the fiscal year through March, a reversal from deep losses the previous year.
  • Technology investments drive operating expenses up for NAB

    7 May 2015 | 12:17 am
    National Australia Bank reported that higher technology costs were incurred during the first-half of the 2015 financial year as it continued to make investments in its digital channels.
  • Nintendo turns profitable for first time in four years

    7 May 2015 | 12:15 am
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese videogame maker Nintendo Co Ltd on Thursday reported its first annual operating profit in four years, slightly ahead of analyst estimates, as reduced costs offset the impact of slowing revenue growth. Profit of 24.8 billion yen ($207.6 million) beat the company's forecast of 20 billion yen as well as the average estimate of 23.8 billion yen from 20 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. Nintendo also forecast operating profit of 50 billion yen for the year started April 1. (Reporting by Ritsuko Ando; Editing by Christopher Cushing)
  • Square's Vanessa Slavich: Diversity Program Lead. Code Camp organizer. Triathlete.

    7 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Vanessa Slavich of Square talked to TechRepublic about leading the company's computer science camp for girls, teaching herself how to code, and pushing her own limits.
  • 20 million people have played Destiny, says Activision

    6 May 2015 | 11:56 pm
    Destiny, a game supposedly about protecting the remnants of a ravaged Earth but mostly about hoping you randomly find an awesome rocket launcher, has reached a player base of over 20 million, according to publisher Activision Blizzard. Destiny is the first game from Bungie after the Halo creators left Microsoft.
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • Oculus Confirms Gear VR Consumer Launch On Track For Later This Year

    Darrell Etherington
    6 May 2015 | 2:04 pm
     The Oculus Rift is heading to consumer hands in Q1 of 2016, but that won’t be the first official consumer VR hardware launch that Oculus takes part in: Oculus’ VP of Product Nate Mitchell told me backstage at Disrupt NY that it is indeed still on track to deliver a consumer Gear VR unit in conjunction with Samsung, timed for later this year. Mitchell confirmed that those plans… Read More
  • Gate Tells You When The Postman Rings Once

    John Biggs
    6 May 2015 | 1:58 pm
     The folks at Gate want you to know when the postman is coming. Their new product, available now on Kickstarter, is a smart mailbox sensor that tells you when someone is digging in your post box or dropping off letters. The system, which mounts to both traditional “rural” mailboxes as well as in-door “flap” models, pings you when the mail is coming and can even estimate… Read More
  • VoxieBox Displays 3D Images Just Like R2D2’s Message From Princess Leia

    Mike Butcher
    6 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
     Voxon, chosen out of the Hardware Alley to do the ‘wildcard’ pitch during TechCrunch Disrupt NY, demonstrated a truly amazing technology today. Imagine the scene from Star Wars where Princess Leia is projected in 3 dimensions recording a message to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Well, Voxon’s VoxieBox product does just that. Read More
  • Oculus Is Building Its Own Games For Rift, But You’ll Need A Computer To Play

    Josh Constine
    6 May 2015 | 7:31 am
     Retail will play a big part in Oculus Rift’s launch, according to Oculus VP of Product Nate Mitchell. “So far buying it has been about trial, you put it on and you’re transported to another place. That experience is going to be vital to getting hundreds of millions of people to adopt it.” Read More
  • Oculus Rift Consumer VR System Pre-Orders Start Later This Year, Ships Q1 2016

    Josh Constine
    6 May 2015 | 4:45 am
     Oculus is ready to sell virtual reality to the public, almost 3 years after it Kickstarted its first developer kit. Today Oculus announced that “the Oculus Rift will be shipping to consumers in Q1 2016, with pre-orders later this year.” The new version will support but seated and standing VR experiences. The vaguely worded announcement (below) from the Facebook-owned company… Read More
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  • Google Releases Chrome Extension For The Color-Blind

    Tyler Lee
    6 May 2015 | 6:17 pm
    For those of us with regular eyesight, we suppose in some ways we’ve taken colors for granted, and when designing for the web, it’s not often that we think about users who might be color-blind which in turn could have allowed us to create more color-blind friendly websites and themes. However if you are color-blind or know someone who is, Google has recently announced a new Chrome extension aimed at color-blind users.As you can see in the screenshot above, basically what it does is that it provides users with a color-picking that they can choose and adjust until their color perception has…
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Compact Rumored For Launch Next Week

    Tyler Lee
    6 May 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Last month Sony unveiled the Sony Xperia Z4 handset which oddly enough was limited to the Japanese market. Now according to a report from Russian website MobilTelefon (via TheDroidGuy), word on the street has it that Sony could be getting ready to announce the smaller version of the handset in the form of the Sony Xperia Z4 Compact.Does this come as a surprise? Given that Sony has over the years displayed a habit of launching smaller versions of their flagship handsets, this is not a surprising move for the company. According to MobilTelefon, the device was spotted as part of NTT DOCOMO’s…
  • Inspiring Apple Watch Review Shows How Accessible The Device Is

    Tyler Lee
    6 May 2015 | 6:16 pm
    The Apple Watch comes with a ton of features which allows users to use it in all sorts of manner. For example some could use it as a music playback control, some might use it to read and reply messages, some might use it for fitness, but in the case of Molly Watt, she actually uses it to help enhance her lifestyle.This is about taking advantage of the accessibility features on the Apple Watch. Watt, as described on her blog (via 9to5Mac), has Usher Syndrome Type 2a which basically means she suffers from hearing loss and visual impairment. While there are accessibility features on her iPhone,…
  • Phablet Sales In The US Sees Huge Increase From Previous Year

    Tyler Lee
    6 May 2015 | 5:05 pm
    While smartphone OEMs are churning out phones with larger displays each year, it seems that the US market is one that has somewhat resisted the urge to get on board. However all of this seems to be changing, according to the recent numbers shared by Kantar Worldpanel in which it was revealed that phablet sales accounted for 21% of all US smartphone sales in Q1 2015.Now 21%, depending on how you look at it, can be thought of as a small percentage of the market, but when you consider that last year that number was at 6%, this is a pretty huge increase and is a little over three times than the…
  • In-Store Apple Watch Pickup Coming Soon

    Tyler Lee
    6 May 2015 | 5:04 pm
    If you’re thinking of picking up an Apple Watch, at the moment your only option is to purchase it online, however according to Apple’s online store, it turns out that picking up your brand new wearable in Apple’s retail stores will soon be an option. As you can see in the image above, there is an option for picking up the device in store.However at the moment it is unavailable to be selected as it says that the option will be made available soon. We can’t be sure of when exactly in-store pickup will be made available, but the fact that it is now listed does hint that it should be…
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  • Vodafone’s budget devices arrive with healthy specs, Lollipop, 4G

    Stanley Goodner
    6 May 2015 | 12:13 pm
    If you’re in the market for great value and bang-for-your-buck hardware, Vodafone has just introduced a pair of smartphones and a tablet for new- and performance-users in mind. You can pick up the Smart Tab Prime 6 tablet, and Smart prime 6 and Smart first 6 smartphones on a pay as you go plan. Or just get it, because they’re sleek and affordable. The Vodafone Smart Tab Prime 6 provides room enough for games and productivity with its 9.6-inch 1280×800 HD… Continue reading Vodafone’s budget devices arrive with healthy specs, Lollipop, 4G Related posts: Vodafone launches its…
  • How this Korean nanogenerator could revolutionize the future of wearables

    Kayla Matthews
    6 May 2015 | 10:36 am
    Imagine the reality of charging your smartphone by simply walking down the street or snapping your fingers. While it might seem like a far off dream, it’s a reality that exists right now. In fact, flexible electronics already exist in the form of elastic display screens and wearables. However, their limited pliability has barred any significant strides in the application of such technologies. That said, a recent breakthrough may hold the answer. A New Generation of Nanogenerators A research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) headed by Professor Keon Jae…
  • These crowdfunding projects seek chumps & their easy money

    Stanley Goodner
    6 May 2015 | 7:22 am
    Browsing projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo is, in a way, similar to checking out garage sales. You know that most of the stuff there is going to be junk and/or overpriced and/or irrelevant to your needs. But that’s not why we look – it’s the shining gems and special finds that make it exciting and fun. I can tell you from experience that it’s easier to tell a story and sell a dream on something intangible than it is to spin gold from fishing line. I can upsell it all I want, but anyone with half a brain is going to look at dusty coil of line, turn it to read the label, and…
  • Companies set to suffer as Apple, Samsung buddy up again

    Stanley Goodner
    5 May 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Over the past couple of years, news about the conflicts between Samsung and Apple have drawn eyes, comments, and speculation. It makes for pretty exciting reading, especially for the curious and gossipy. But unknown to many, Apple and Samsung have had beneficial, working relationships with each other. It may seem strange for rivals to cooperate, but business is business. And business is about to get that much more serious… Continue reading Companies set to suffer as Apple, Samsung buddy up again Related posts: Apple Will Stop Using Samsung Chips in their Devices Samsung blocked from selling…
  • Worried about Apple Watch battery life? Pre-order the Reserve Strap

    Stanley Goodner
    5 May 2015 | 7:27 am
    One of the biggest concerns/complaints about many of the latest smartwatches is the battery life. When you put powerful hardware underneath a gorgeous screen in a small body to fit on your wrist, something has to give. So it comes as no surprise that many consumers balk at the idea of charging a watch on a daily basis. Now if you’re eager for the Apple Watch, yet slightly disappointed by battery estimates, an… Continue reading Worried about Apple Watch battery life? Pre-order the Reserve Strap Related posts: Actionproof Bumper for Apple Watch now available to pre-order The Mophie Juice…
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  • Oculus VR Promises a Rift for All in 2016

    Quinten Plummer
    6 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
    An exact date hasn't been set, but Facebook's Oculus VR on Wednesday announced that the highly anticipated consumer version of its virtual reality headset will launch in the first quarter of 2016. Preordering will begin later this year. More details will emerge about the consumer version of the Rift in the coming weeks, the company said, including information about its hardware specifications, software and unannounced made-for-VR games and experiences. When Oculus VR talks Rift, it talks VR games.
  • EM Drive Stirs Blood of Hopeful Space Explorers

    Richard Adhikari
    6 May 2015 | 12:25 pm
    It may not be warp drive, but electro-magnetic drive, aka "EM drive," is perhaps even more exciting, because it has a better chance of being science fact than fiction. EM drive technology theoretically could allow a trip to the moon in four hours, to Mars in 70 days, and to Alpha Centaurii, the star system nearest to our own, in roughly 130 years. If that sounds like a long time to be hurtling through space, compare it to the thousands of years it would take to make a similar mission using current space travel technologies.
  • 'Night Terrors' Could Turn Your Home Into a Hellscape

    Quinten Plummer
    6 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Gamers could get the chance to count themselves among the things that go bump in the night, if Novum Analytics' Night Terrors, an augmented reality game for mobile devices, meets its Indiegogo funding target. The story itself is rudimentary, but the gameplay takes place in relatively uncharted territory. The player is alone in the dark with a smartphone. The phone's LED lights the way through the player's pitch-black house, while the game mixes photorealistic frights into a real-time stream of the player's augmented home.
  • Mumblehard Malware Mugs Linux Servers

    Richard Adhikari
    5 May 2015 | 5:39 pm
    A family of Linux malware targeting Linux and BSD servers has been lurking around for five years, Eset has reported. Dubbed "Linux/Mumblehard," the malware contains a backdoor and a spamming daemon, both written in Perl. The components are mainly Perl scripts encrypted and packed inside an executable and linkable format, or ELF, said Eset. In some cases, one ELF executable with a packer nests inside another. An Eset sinkhole saw more than 8,800 unique IP addresses over seven months. Web servers are the most susceptible to the attack.
  • Report: Top Endpoint Security Packages Perfectly Foil Drive-By Attacks

    John P. Mello Jr.
    5 May 2015 | 10:18 am
    Drive-by attacks on the Internet are a particularly pernicious form of online threat, especially for individual Web surfers. On the corporate level, though, a company with good endpoint protection software can foil the malicious practice. A drive-by occurs when an infected website automatically downloads malware onto a Net traveler's computer. Several companies make endpoint solutions to -- among other things -- thwart those kinds of attacks. NSS Labs recently tested 10 of them.
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    Liquidmatrix Security Digest

  • “Equal Respect” at ‪#‎RSAC

    Bill Brenner
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
    Some folks in the security industry see me as a member of the “Equal Respect” movement against so-called booth babes at conferences. Not exactly. I certainly respect the opinion of people attached to the cause, and good for them, fighting for what they believe in. But for me, this has never been about equal respect among the genders. It’s never been about whether women who work as booth babes are being exploited sexually. For me, it’s been about holding vendors’ feet to the fire and making them work harder to build an exhibit off the strength of the products. To…
  • In the end, @Sidragon1’s Tweet was the problem

    Bill Brenner
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    At RSA Conference 2015 here in San Francisco, there’s a lot of discussion about weaknesses to the electrical and wifi systems aboard airplanes. The discussion often turns to the case of hacker Chris Roberts (@Sidragon1 on Twitter). There’s been a lot of strong reaction to news of Roberts being pulled from a plane for jokingly tweeting that he might mess around with the plane’s electronic systems. There’s a lot of overreaction to this story. The TSA and feds certainly overreacted. But those who hold Roberts up as a victim of government oppression are overreacting, too.
  • Videos from #BSidesSF

    Bill Brenner
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:49 am
    If you missed BSidesSF, you now have a chance to see everything that happened there, thanks to the efforts of @irongeek_adc. He has already posted a full plate of videos from BSidesSF. Go to his website for the full index of videos, which capture the presentations given over the last two days. Our thanks to @irongeek_adc for all the great work. The post Videos from #BSidesSF appeared first on Liquidmatrix Security Digest.
  • RSA Parties 2015

    Dave Lewis
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Nothing like waiting until the very last minute to post an RSA Parties 2015 list. Day jobs + kids = you get the idea. That being said, I’m happy to note that Akamai Technologies (my day job) will be hosting a party this year in conjunction with AT&T. Be sure to come out and meet @csoandy, @billbrenner70, @mckeay and myself @gattaca. Now, this is a simple curated RSA Parties 2015 list but, if you want the mother lode be sure to check out @RSAParties for the rest. If you really want to have your party listed just drop me a line via tips AT liquidmatrix DOT org. This table works…
  • Four Security Exhibits That Won Without “Booth Babes”

    Bill Brenner
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:25 am
    After last week’s post on RSA Conference banning so-called booth babes, I heard from a lot of people who agree vendors need to find other ways to attract attention during security conferences. One reader correctly noted that this unfortunate phenomenon isn’t the result of bad intentions. It’s just that some marketing teams don’t know any better. They assume the booth babes work because they see others using them. What to do about it? Give marketing practitioners some examples of successful exhibits that succeeded without the sexism. Here are four examples of exhibits…
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    Pinoy Tech Blog - Philippines' Longest-running Technology Blog

  • Lenovo S90 available for free on Smart’s Data Plan 999

    7 May 2015 | 1:25 am
    Lenovo’s 4G selfie smartphone has arrived on Smar […] You might also like: Free phone and tablet on Smart’s Unlimited Data Plan 999 Smart recently unveiled their lowest Unli data plan tha […]... Samsung Galaxy S III FREE on Smart’s Unli Data Plan 2000 The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been available for pre-order […]... Samsung Galaxy S4 is free on Smart’s Unli Data Plan 1500 for a limited time Samsung just launched their latest flagship phone, the […]...
  • Asus PH opens registration for Zenfone 2 launch

    6 May 2015 | 11:48 pm
    We are a week away from the Asus Zenfone 2 Launch in th […] You might also like: ASUS Zenfone 2 debuts in Southeast Asia The highly anticipated ASUS Zenfone 2 has been official […]... Asus Zenfone 2 PH launch scheduled for May 16 After a long time of waiting, it is now set... ASUS Philippines to launch ZenFone 2 ZE500CL, ZE551ML this May We just got a word from an ASUS Philippines representat...
  • Hands-on with the Myphone Infinity Lite 2

    6 May 2015 | 8:39 pm
    We were able to spot MyPhone’s newest handset, th […] You might also like: MyPhone launches INFINITY Lite Octa Core Android KitKat Smartphone for Php 7,999 MyPhone yesterday launched another octa core smartphone […]... MyPhone Launches Infinity Octa Core Smartphone Aside from the slimmer MyPhone Agua Rio, MyPhone has al... MyPhone Rio 2 Lite Announced Aside from the MyPhone Rio 2, MyPhone also announced th...
  • Midea Air Conditioning Units can be bought for as low as Php7k

    6 May 2015 | 8:38 pm
    We were at Midea’s event yesterday where they int […] You might also like: LG offers new air con technologies to the market LG Electronics, the global no. 1 brand in air condition... LG upgrades washers with energy-efficient Inverter Direct Drive motor Yesterday, LG unveiled some of their 2012 home applianc […]... Power Inverter Travelling for more than 3 hours can be quite a...
  • Lollipop-equipped LG Magna and Leon now in PH, starts at Php6K

    6 May 2015 | 8:37 pm
    LG Philippines have been teasing on its Facebook page t […] You might also like: LG to unveil four mid-range smartphones next week at MWC 2015 LG is expected to unveil four mid-range smartphones fro […]... Starmobile Jump Neo has Android Lollipop, Quad-Core processor under Php5K Starmobile took the wraps off the Jump Neo, another aff... Cherry Mobile Cosmos S2 has Dual-LTE and Lollipop for Php10k Aside from the three Flare smartphone, Cherry Mobile ad […]...
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  • How to block someone on LinkedIn

    Lauren Bravo
    6 May 2015 | 3:23 am
    Even the world's premier professional boasting site isn't free of creeps and spammers – not to mention everyone you were at primary school with pretending 'workiversaries' are a real thing. But just like other social networks, you can delete and block those contacts to your heart's content... The post How to block someone on LinkedIn appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • 10 entertaining apps for when you’re bored: part two

    Diane Shipley
    5 May 2015 | 5:11 am
    Scrabble It’s a classic for a reason: because it’s fun! (Geeky fun, yes, but isn’t that the best kind?) You can play against strangers or your friends, but we reckon it’s more fun to try to beat the computer – which also means you can take as long as you like between turns with no […] The post 10 entertaining apps for when you’re bored: part two appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • 10 entertaining apps for when you’re bored

    Diane Shipley
    5 May 2015 | 5:09 am
    Remember when you were younger and got SO bored sometimes but your parents didn’t seem to care and you didn’t even have the internet? Yeah, those days are over. These days we can always find something to entertain us, the challenge is choosing the right thing. That's where our list comes in. The post 10 entertaining apps for when you’re bored appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • How to get natural-looking eyebrows: 5 definitive YouTube brow tutorials

    Lauren Bravo
    1 May 2015 | 1:38 am
    Eyebrows have gone berserk over the past few years. And while the craze for Cara-inspired caterpillars is cooling off, there's still a huge demand for fuller, shapelier brows – and just as much mystery around how you actually achieve them. So we found five of the best YouTube tutorials to boost every type of brow. The post How to get natural-looking eyebrows: 5 definitive YouTube brow tutorials appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • Motorola Moto E 2015 review: the ideal entry-level 4G Android phone

    Holly Brockwell
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:15 am
    Every budget handset released in the last year has been compared with Motorola’s super-cheap Moto E, often unfavourably. It’s considered one of the best entry-level Android handsets out there, and the 2015 update seeks to cement that position by adding 4G, a selfie camera and a few more little upgrades. But a year on from the […] The post Motorola Moto E 2015 review: the ideal entry-level 4G Android phone appeared first on ShinyShiny.
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    Tech Digest

  • Elon Musk’s Tesla unveils Powerwall – batteries to power the home

    Chris Price
    2 May 2015 | 8:17 am
    Want to be able to power your home in the event of a blackout? US electric carmaker Tesla Motors has unveiled batteries that can power homes and businesses as it attempts to expand its business beyond electric cars. Chief executive Elon Musk announced the firm would build batteries that store solar energy and serve as a back-up system for consumers during blackouts. The device, dubbed Tesla Powerwall, would allow consumers to get off a power grid or bring energy to remote areas that are not on a grid. At an event near Los Angeles, Mr Musk explained the company’s strategy of using solar…
  • Yangyang fembot unveiled at Beijing conference – looks a bit like Sarah Palin!

    Chris Price
    1 May 2015 | 5:25 am
    A creepy new female robot called Yangyang has been unveiled in Beijing at the Global Mobile Internet conference – a conference aimed at getting younger people into robotics. A joint project between Japanese robot guru Hiroshi Ishiguro and Shanghai robotics professor Song Yang, the young robot can shake your hand and accept a hug. Dressed in a long red coat, the android – who bears an uncanny resemblance to former Alaska governor Sarah Palin according to the Daily Mail – also moved her head and raised her hands as well as being able to speak. “I was born in Japan…
  • Yangyang fembot unveiled at Beijing conference – looks a bit like Sarah Palin

    Chris Price
    1 May 2015 | 5:25 am
    A creepy new female robot called Yangyang has been unveiled in Beijing at the Global Mobile Internet conference aimed at getting younger people into robotics. A joint project between Japanese robot guru Hiroshi Ishiguro and Shanghai robotics professor Song Yang, the young robot can shake your hand and accept a hug. Dressed in a long red coat, the android also moved her head and raise its hands as well as being able to speak. “I was born in Japan but grew up in China,” Yangyang told the audience. However, not everyone it seems is comfortable with the fembot. A University of…
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology demonstrates world first swimming robot, the Swumanoid

    Chris Price
    1 May 2015 | 3:49 am
    Robots aren’t just being used on dry land to carry out various tasks. The Nakashima Laboratory at the Tokyo Institute of Technology has developed the world’s first swimming robot, nicknamed the Swumanoid. In this case, the robot is actuated by 20 motors and uses all four limbs to get across the body of water (albeit quite slowly). What it clearly demonstrates is just how complex learning to swim really is – that even with 20 motors the technique is still a long way from the standard you would expect from an adult swimmer given a few hours of tuition (just look at how wide…
  • ‘How Old Do I Look’ goes viral – Microsofts age and gender tool

    Chris Price
    1 May 2015 | 3:23 am
    It seems quite a while since anyone got excited by anything that Microsoft has done. But here’s a clever little website that is not surprisingly going viral on social media. Called How Old, it allows you to take a picture from your photo library and ‘find out’ from the #HowOldRobot how old it thinks you look – and your gender (in case you’re not sure). I’ve yet to find out anyone who has been insulted by the robot – like any good robot it likes to flatter its master. But let us know if Microsoft has got this completely wrong with your age or if…
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    Gear Live

  • Netflix will make you salivate with Chef’s Table [Trailer]

    Andru Edwards
    12 Apr 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Netflix has announced that it's new docu-series Chef's Table will be debuting as a six-part series and will land on the popular streaming service on April 26th. Chef's Table focuses on six world-renowned chefs, and show them each doing what they do best - making amazing food that is eloquently plated. Here's a list of the chefs that will appear, and the restaurants they represent: Ben Shewry Attica Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia Magnus Nilsson Fäviken in Järpen Sweden Francis Mallmann El Restaurante Patagonia Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina Niki…
  • Tesla introduces Model S 70D as its new entry level vehicle

    Andru Edwards
    12 Apr 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Tesla has removed the underperforming (sales-wise) Model S 60 entry level vehicle from its lineup, and has replaced it with a new, more powerful base model that it’s called the Model S 70D. The new Tesla Model S 70D bring with it a dual-motor all wheel drive feature that packs a 329 horsepower punch, as compared to 302hp offered by the departing Model S 60. The allows the Model S 70D to go from 0-to-60 MPH in 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 140 MPH. Access to the Tesla Supercharger network is now included, a perk that Model S 60 customer had to pay extra for. Same goes for a bunch of…
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

    Andru Edwards
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    With the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft has switched up its strategy on its tablet PC, aiming to make it the best Windows laptop for the average consumer. This is the third attempt from the company at reinventing the laptop, bringing tablet parity into the product that runs on a full-on Intel Core i5 processor. It’s a large tablet. It’s a thin laptop. It’s a powerful 2 in 1. Is it the one for you, though? Continue reading Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review Tags: adslice, computers, microsoft, pc, reviews, sidefeatured, slates, surface, surface 3, surface pro, surface pro 3, tablets,…
  • Unboxing Live 155: Samsung Galaxy Mega 2

    Andru Edwards
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 is a crazy large phablet-style smartphone, sporting a full 6-inch high definition 720p display. On the back you have an 8-megapixel camera with a bunch of built-in photo editing tools, along with a private mode, easy mode, and even a single-handed use mode. We bring you the full rundown of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 Android smartphone from AT&T in this episode. Don't forget to subscribe to Gear Live's YouTube channel, and don't forget--we are giving away awesome perks for our Patreon backers - thanks for your support!   Here's how to get the…
  • 2016 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Gold Edition details

    Andru Edwards
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:09 pm
    This is the 2016 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Gold Edition. No, when looking at the Premium model, the Anniversary edition isn't any faster, but like the gold Apple Watch Edition, it's much more exclusive than the standard offering. In fact, Nissan will produce just 30 of these for the US. The color is a special hue that they're calling "Silica Brass," and other details include a color-matched VIN plate, and a plaque inside the vehicle that commemorates this edition. Aside from that, you'll find all the goodness here that you find in the rest of the 2016 GT-R lineup, including…
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    OLED Info

  • OLED-Info's flexible and microdisplays OLED market reports updated to May 2015

    Ron Mertens
    5 May 2015 | 4:19 am
    Today we published new versions of our Microdisplays and Flexible OLED market reports. OLED-Info provides comprehensive niche OLED market reports, and our reports cover everything you need to know about the niche market, and can be useful if you want to understand how the OLED industry works and what this technology can provide for your own industry. The reports are now updated to May 2015. The Flexible OLED Market Report:Why flexible displays and lighting panels are so excitingWhat kind of flexible displays are currently on the marketWhat the future holds for flexible OLEDsHow to acquire…
  • Up close and personal: Wendy Jameson

    Ron Mertens
    3 May 2015 | 11:58 pm
    Today's personal OLED interview features Wendy Jameson - the CEO and co-founder of Colnatec, a film thickness monitoring company. If you wish to be featured next, contact us here!What was the last book you read? and the last movie you saw? The last book I read was an eBook on my iPad, "The Whites", which I borrowed from my local library via Kindle. The last movie I saw was on TV, and I had seen it last year but forgot most of it, “Oblivion”. Read more about Up close and personal: Wendy Jameson
  • LG Chem's Euroluce 2015 video shows the company's panels and luminaires

    Ron Mertens
    2 May 2015 | 11:19 am
    LG Chem published a new video showing the company's booth at Euroluce 2015: You can see LG's OLED portfolio (including their flexible OLEDs), the new connection options and mounting solutions and lot's of luminairies and installation ideas.Read more about LG Chem's Euroluce 2015 video shows the company's panels and luminaires
  • Philips offers their last LivingShapes interactive OLED mirrors at 80% discount

    Ron Mertens
    2 May 2015 | 8:51 am
    Remember Philips' LivingShapes interactive OLED mirror? The 64-OLED device was priced at €3,500, and Philips now announced a limited-time sale that offers the same device for €700. That's a 80% discount - that will be in effect till June 30th (or until Philips runs out of mirrors to sell - they currently have 60 in stock).The Interactive mirror has 64 square OLED panels (8x8) each 42x44.2 mm in size (color temperature 3000K, total luminance 400 lm). The mirror uses infrared sensors that detects the outline of the person looking at the mirror and switches off the OLEDs that are…
  • Hands on review of Acuity Brand's Chalina OLED luminaire

    Ron Mertens
    1 May 2015 | 1:20 am
    Towards the end of 2014, Home Depot started to offer several Acuity Brands OLED luminaries, with prices starting at $199. This was exciting - as these are the cheapest OLED lamps ever, and it is the first time OLEDs are offered at a major retail channel.The nice guys at Acuity Brands sent me a Chalina 5-panel OLED luminaire (wall-mountable version) for a review here at OLED-Info. So first of all I want to thank Acuity for this. I will post a short review, focusing mostly on my experiences with this lamp, and people's reaction to it.Read more about Hands on review of Acuity Brand's…
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  • Everspin appoints a new chief financial officer

    28 Apr 2015 | 12:49 am
    Everspin Technologies announced it has appointed Jeff Winzeler as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Winzeler joins Everspin from Avnera, a privately held semiconductor company specializing in analog and digital SoCs, and he served as CFO at several public companies.In January 2015 Everspin closed a $29 million funding round, led by Global Foundries and Western Digital Capital, and the company is ramping up STT-MRAM production, and busy accelerating and delivering perpendicular and Gigabit ST-MRAM to the market. It's possible that Everspin is also gearing up towards an IPO and…
  • STT-MRAM MTJ cells can be used to mimick the human brain's synapses

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:17 pm
    Researchers from France's Universite Paris-Sud and the CEA institute say that the probabilistic nature of STT-MRAM devices can be used to create synapses-like neuro system. This can be used to create efficient devices that mimic the human's brain method of operation.MRAM cells (or MTJs) store data using electrons magnetic spin. The technology uses stochastic switching, and so to be sure that a bit is set, you have to applying a current in the MTJ for a long enough time (to increase the probability of the spin changes). In these new experiments, the researchers take advantage of the stochastic…
  • Keysight Technologies to launch an STT-MRAM test solution product developed in collaboration with Tohoku and the CIES

    17 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    Keysight Technologies announced it will launch STT-MRAM test solution products, developed in collaboration with Tohoku University and the Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic System (CIES).Keysight says that they aim to release the test solution in early 2016. This will address "various challenges in industry".Source: Tohoku University
  • E2v launches a 32Mb stacked-package MRAM device

    12 Mar 2015 | 1:02 am
    e2v announced a new stacked-package 32Mb MRAM device, the EV5A16B that includes two 16Mb MRAM chips (made by Everspin of course) in a 54-pins TSOP. The new device is available in commercial (0 to 70 degrees Celsius) and industrial (-40 to 85 degrees Celsius) temperature ranges. The EV5A16B offers SRAM-compatible, 35-ns read/write timing with data retention and endurance and targeted for microprocessors, DSP, storage systems, instruments, and FPGAs. The EV5A16B is available now.
  • Toshiba shows a new STT-MRAM test chip that consumes about 80% less power than SRAM memory

    6 Mar 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Toshiba presented a new STT-MRAM 1-Mb test chip that provides speed performance capable of 3.3-ns access to in-cache memory. The newly developed circuit consumes about 80% less power compared to a conventional SRAM as embedded memory - and Toshiba says that this makes it the best power-performing embedded memory. To make this chip, Toshiba developed a new class of magnetic materials, that enabled them to build this low-power, high-efficiency, high-speed performance in energy-efficient magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) memory. The circuit was designed for sub-100-ns high-speed power shutoff and…
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    All things tech/ beautiful

  • I wish 10. Cats at Indian Traffic Signals

    Anupam Varghese
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:12 pm
    I wish we have traffic signals where cut-out cats pop-up on the road. No more plain red lights. Let me explain.To anyone who has travelled on Indian roads, this should be pretty obvious; to others, it might sound fatally amusing. One thing that vehicle drivers in India seem inherently incapable of doing is stopping before the white lines drawn at traffic signals (that is if they decide to stop in the first place).Thankfully, there is ONE thing that can stop almost all of them: cats. A cat crossing ones path is considered inauspicious (to put it mildly) and Indians would do anything to avoid…
  • 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
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

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

  • How do I resize a batch of images on my Mac?

    Owen Cutajar
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:04 am
    I have a number of photos that I’d like to resize so they’re a bit smaller before I upload to my website. Do I need a Photoshop on my Mac to do this or is there an easier way? You can easily batch resize groups of images within Mac OS X by using the included Preview app, that is, taking a group of pictures set at one or various resolutions, and collectively resize them all together in a group to a new resolution, outputting either as the same file or as a new file saved at the newly desired resolution. Long ago you had to buy expensive third party software for this purpose, but no…
  • How do I install Mavericks on my old Mac?

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

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

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

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

  • Kandypens’ New Vaporizer Promises to Disrupt All Others

    Will Schmidt
    6 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
    The word disruption gets tossed around a lot these days, and it seems that everybody has their own definition of what it means. But for Graham Gibson – CEO of Kandypens – it goes no further than the dictionary definition of the word:   From May 6 marked the date when Gibson and Kandypens disrupted, as they say, the entirety of the tech industry with an innovative and smart portable vaporizer device. I told you guys to keep your eyes peeled for the K-Vape Micro-DX last month, and Gibson has finally launched his Indiegogo campaign for it. It’s the result of the…
  • Compare Medical Out of Pocket Costs with Doctible

    Dianna Labrien
    6 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The transparent economy has gone to the new level – medical. These days it’s nearly impossible to shop around and compare the prices on medical procedures and checkups. Doctible, a new startup launched in San Diego, is about to change that with the power of e-commerce. Co-founded by Ajit Viswanathan and Leon Hu in December 2013, Doctible is gradually becoming the most accurate cash pay provider network where patients can see actual prices before setting up an appointment with the doctor. On April 29th, Doctible closed a successful  $700k seed round led by strategic…
  • With Kubos, Companies Enter the Space Age Faster

    Jennifer Sanders
    6 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    According to a 2014 report from the Space Foundation, space exploration and technology is a $314 billion market and – with major projects underway including SpaceX and Blue Origin – Texas is well-positioned to capitalize. Thirty space startups are launched annually, and Denton-based Kubos is poised to take off, by marrying the creativity of traditional software developers with the commercial space industry – creating the first open-source platform for nano-satellites. Its mission is to accelerate the New Space Race by making satellite design, development and deployment as…
  • Sesame and other Game Changing Smart Locks

    Kristin Pryor
    6 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Sesame, by Candy House, Inc., recently finished up a very successful Kickstarter campaign (raising $1,428,519 with an original goal of $100,000) for their smart lock technology. Their success makes me wonder just how long it will be until the common house key is obsolete. We already have keyless cars; it only seems natural that dwellings would follow suit. Soon (or now, actually), you may be able to eliminate an item from your phone/keys/wallet check as you head out the door. Sesame claims to be the best of the smart locks out there–with a simpler app, faster activation time, and…
  • Banjo Gets $100M to Build the Ultimate Crystal Ball

    Will Schmidt
    6 May 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Not long ago I asked the question: what would you do if you had a crystal ball? This came after Damien Patton, CEO of Banjo, gave me a personal demo of his platform that had been years in the making, and it absolutely blew my mind. Not long after Banjo revealed to the world the power of Banjo, which he’s taken to calling his ‘crystal ball’, Patton today announced the successful close of a Series C funding round via blog post. In total, Banjo hauled in a staggering $100 million from Softbank and BlueRun Ventures. According to Patton, the funding will help make their vision to…
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  • How to use HandBrake’s queue feature to convert multiple videos.
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:23 pm
    You like videos, right? Then you’re probably familiar with HandBrake, the open source video conversion tool. Encoding a single file is pretty straightforward, but the program has the ability to set up a cue and go through a bunch of shows while you are away from your computer. Here’s a quick video walkthrough on how to use this feature I put together for a friend.
  • Basic .gitignore for Craft CMS development
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    I wanted to share my basic .gitignore file for when I'm working on a Craft CMS project. Sometimes I use CodeKit, sometimes I don't but this .gitignore file will take care of CodeKit cache just in case. # Mac specific .DS_Store .DS_Store? .AppleDouble .LSOverride ehthumbs.db Thumbs.db # Icon must end with two \r Icon # Thumbnails ._* # Files that might appear on external disk .Spotlight-V100 .Trashes # Directories potentially created on remote AFP share .AppleDB .AppleDesktop Network Trash Folder Temporary Items .apdisk bower_components .tmp .sass_cache .codekit-cache # Craft specific…
  • Bootstrap 3 quick fix for older Firefox versions
    29 Jun 2014 | 12:39 pm
    I recently worked on a site and used Bootstrap v3 as the framework for my grid system. As I got far into the project, the requirement for Firefox versions crept downward to version 27. My carefully constructed columns started to crumble in this version of Firefox. After a little research, it turned out that the CSS box-sizing rule for Bootstrap had dropped the ‘-moz’ prefixes. Here’s what Bootstrap had in it: * { box-sizing: border-box; } *:before, *:after { box-sizing: border-box; } To add support for the older Firefox builds, I left the official Bootstrap file alone but…
  • Bookmarklet for logging into Beats Music
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:36 am
    I really enjoy Beats Music but since they have a 3 device limit, I am logged out of the app on my computer regularly. I also have Beats set up in a Fluid stand-alone app on my machine. The reason I did this is because it keeps my music playing even if I happen to restart my web browser. I can also put the Beats app I created in my doc for easy access. Unfortunately this means the app doesn’t integrate into my password storage app. This means I would have to log into it in a separate window, copy my password and paste it into the Fluid Beats app to start music. To make this process…
  • Helper bookmarklet to refresh any web page for “capturing” a live video or audio stream.
    28 Feb 2014 | 8:01 am
    I was not going to be near my computer for a recent live webcast I really wanted to watch; unfortunately the event was also not being archived by the site. Live viewing was the only option unless I could capture the stream for watching the next day. Luckily there are a variety of tools for stream capturing. Two that I use and recommend are Jaksta for video and audio and Audio Hijack Pro for audio only. (For why I use Audio Hijack Pro for audio when Jaksta does that too is addressed at the end of this post.) Either program will do the media capture, but there was still a problem I needed to…
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    Softpedia News > Technology & Gadgets

  • Fujifilm Updates X-T1 Firmware to 3.11 for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Users

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    7 May 2015 | 12:11 am
    Today, Fujifilm has made available a new firmware package suitable for its X-T1 and X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition cameras, namely version 3.11, which includes compatibility with Tethered Capture Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Ver.1.1. As the producer highlights, this update is targeted at users who intend to make use of this plugin, but also at those who want their imaging units to run the latest firmware version. Therefore, if you consider upgrading to this releas... (read more)
  • Microsoft Outs May Firmware and Drivers Pack for Its New Surface 3 Tablet

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    6 May 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Just now, Microsoft has rolled out the May firmware and drivers pack targeted at its newly-release Surface 3 tablets, which requires the device to be powered by the producer’s Windows 8.1 operating system in order to be properly applied. This new release is the initial firmware that Microsoft’s Surface 3 Tablet goes on sale wit... (read more)
  • NVIDIA Outs Another Tesla Graphics Driver - Version 341.61

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    6 May 2015 | 6:36 am
    After only a day since the release of its NVIDIA Quadro Graphics Driver 341.61, the producer has just announced the availability of the same 341.61 version targeted at its Tesla GPUs, which is part of the R340 release branch. Unlike
  • PHOTTIX Rolls Out New Firmware for Its Odin TTL Triggers - Update Now

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    6 May 2015 | 5:57 am
    PHOTTIX has made available 3 new firmware packages developed for some of its TTL triggers, namely versions 1.27 and 2.05 compatible with Odin 1.0 and 1.5 for Canon devices, as well as firmware 1.08 targeted at Odin for Nikon products. When it comes to changes, all 3 Odin compatible models will receive display optimizations for a chosen group when pressing the SEL button. In addition to that, while the Odin 1.0 for Canon unit also gets its display issue fixed (zoom value ... (read more)
  • New Tesla Graphics Driver 348.07 Adds Support for CUDA 7.0

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    5 May 2015 | 7:49 am
    NVIDIA has just provided its users with a fresh Tesla Graphics update that is part of the R346 release branch, namely version 348.07, which adds support for the producer’s new CUDA 7.0 Toolkit. When it comes to changes, I should highlight that CUDA 7.0 unifies the device enumeration for CUDA, NVML, and related tools, can now ignore GPUs that have been made inaccessible via cgroups, and include various other new features detailed in the Release Notes below. As for install... (read more)
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    Tech Trends

  • Apple Watch: First Impressions and Pictures

    Bill Petro
    12 Apr 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Apple Watch: First Impressions and Pictures Apple Watch went on sale Friday morning at midnight Pacific Time. I’ve written previously about Apple Watch at length previously here. To say its launch was popular would be an understatement: it sold out in 6 hours. I’m hearing ship dates now of June and August. The gold Apple Watch Edition: August. Early rumored reports: 1 million pre-ordered this weekend in the US alone. I logged in before midnight and hit the refresh button on 4 browsers across 2 computers but my Apple Store app on my iPhone got me in sooner. It took about 3 minutes to order…
  • Apple’s New Ecosystem: the Implications of Apple Pay

    Bill Petro
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:56 pm
          APPLE’S NEW ECOSYSTEM: THE IMPLICATIONS OF APPLE PAY Today, October 20, Apple launched Apple Pay with the release of their iPhone iOS 8.1 version of the device operating system. This new payment system is scheduled to go live with 220,000 merchants today for users with iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. I wrote about these new devices here. When the Apple Watch is released in 2015, which I wrote about here, it will support Apple Pay as well. See the list of merchants at the end of this article. * While the iPhone and Apple Watches are innovative, I believe the real excitement is…
  • Apple Watch: a New Category for Apple

    Bill Petro
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    APPLE WATCH: A NEW CATEGORY FOR APPLE On initial impression, some might say this seems like less of a watch and more an iPhone nano. While the iPhone 6 is an evolutionary change and larger than before, as I discussed in my last article here, the Apple Watch is a new product category for Apple with new ecosystems to go with it. I talk about the ecosystems here. This is the dawn of a new platform for Apple, and though it’s clearly a “1.0” product shipping in early 2015, they got a lot right their first time out. Especially in functionality, this has more raw compute power and…
  • Apple’s New iPhone 6: Why you care

    Bill Petro
    5 Oct 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Apple’s recent product launch in Cupertino was huge: iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, about which many leaks had already informed us Apple Watch, the previously rumored iWatch saw the light of day, though it cannnot be ordered until next year. Read about it in my next article here Two new ecosystems — which are the truly revolutionary part of the announcement — Apple Pay and HealthKit. I’ll tell you why these will be significant. Read about Apple Pay here For a bit of irony… These are the highest performing iPhones ever released. And as happens with each new iPhone…
  • VMworld 2014 San Francisco: Final Day

    Bill Petro
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:41 pm
    VMWORLD 2014 SAN FRANCISCO: FINAL DAY VMworld does something special for the Press and Bloggers, it reserves several tables near the front of the auditorium with power cords and a special WiFi feed. This makes it easy to take lousy low light photos from one’s iPhone. Having written on Day 1 and Day 2 of VMworld, on the last day we learned that attendees had attended 9,300 labs. And they raised $248,460 through Destination GiveBack. The last day is usually reserved for innovations, last year’s was about robots and 3D printing. This time: People Plus Machines. Jane McGonigal, Super…
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    Techvibes Global News

  • Politik Announces Full Substance Lineup - Featuring Blake Irving, CEO of GoDaddy

    6 May 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Politik, a global technology media company headquartered in Los Angeles, has announced the full program for its' upcoming Substance conference on October 15 and 16 at the W Hollywood. Substance will bring together technologists, activists, disruptors and innovators to explore the relationship between people, technology and the reinvention of capitalism. The inaugural version of Substance will challenge George Orwell's notion that "no advance in wealth, no softening in manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer." Protestors include: Robert Herjavec,…
  • TELUS to Offer Free Wi-Fi in Yellow Cab's Vancouver Fleet

    6 May 2015 | 1:44 pm
    TELUS and Yellow Cab have launched an initiative that will connect every taxi in Yellow Cab’s Vancouver fleet and provide users with free Wi-Fi. This unique program will be the first time free Wi-Fi is offered in taxis anywhere in Canada. “There’s no doubt about it, Vancouverites love to stay connected,” said Anne-Marie LaBerge, TELUS vice president, brand and marketing communications. “Vancouver is TELUS’ hometown and we believe that offering free Wi-Fi in taxis is a great way to offer added value to our customers and neighbours.” The announcement…
  • Adoption of Cloud Computing Grows but Obstacles Remain, Report Finds

    6 May 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Adoption of cloud computing continues to grow globally, according to a recent research report from EMC Corporation, with the hybrid cloud being the most popular option. However, 35% of executives believe their organization doesn't have the right level of skills and knowledge to achieve key business priorities, while 69% of respondents believe training IT staff to keep pace with the implications of megatrends such as cloud, mobile, and big data will be a challenge for their organization over the next couple years. Still, evidence for increasing adoption is undeniable: hybrid cloud adoption has…
  • Techvibes Partners with BrainStation to Launch 2015 Canadian Startup Awards

    6 May 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Techvibes is excited to announce a partnership with BrainStation to launch our 2015 Canadian Startup Awards. To celebrate BrainStation’s launch in our hometown Vancouver, Techvibes will be hosting a contest to fund two lucky winners to take BrainStation’s Intro to Web Development and UX Design course this June. Throughout the 12 week courses, the students will work together and collaborate on building a 2015 Canadian Startup Awards website from scratch. With full support from their instructors and the BrainStation team, the two winners will create a fully-responsive website to be…
  • Canadian Startup Makes Finals at TechCrunch Disrupt NY

    6 May 2015 | 1:42 pm
    The 17th TechCrunch Disrupt conference is taking place this week in New York City with over 2,100 people passing through the Manhattan Center with dreams of becoming the next Snapchat. Along with NYC mayor Bill de Blasio and presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina, executives and founders like Joanne Bradford, Dennis Crowley and Leandra Medine have graced the stage. In tandem with the interviews and keynotes, 24 startups have presented on their Startup Battlefield stage and yesterday they announced the seven finalists that move on to today's final round to compete for a large check and an even…
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  • Keeping busy in your off-time
    5 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
    CIO, Helping homeless pets… One Vet at a time 1700_ - Here at C-Level @ A Mile High, we met, Teri Angel Burley, officially representing Budget Management Institute where she is a volunteer teaching others how to be project managers. Teri helps with the certification program - and she also helps veterans to become project managers as well as being acclimated back to civilian life . Teri, also a veteran said, "I try to keep busy in my off-time, and I'm all about giving back time. I like to volunteer and I'm on lots of boards, and I look forward to getting further involved with…
  • Burgers online
    5 May 2015 | 4:17 am
    Business transformation teams focus 1701_ - Evan Eakin is Red Robin Gourmet Burgers vice president of information technology. As part of that, "we're interested in driving change at Red Robin. I certainly own the technology part of that. Friends and colleagues in our Business Transformation Group focus on program management. And then also in our Operations Services arm, which in our business is about driving change in our restaurants. We have 400 corporate restaurants, across about 44 states in the U.S. and Canada, with about 28,000 team members that we've got to be able to…
  • Un-Workshops preceed sticky conference
    4 May 2015 | 3:41 pm
    Important Trends in technology 1706_ If you’re a developer, Gluecon is your conference. So, be in touch and, get involved. We talked with Eric Norlin who is very pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, Gluecon will be having the API Strategy and Practice Tech Un-Workshops on May 19th (the day before Gluecon starts). These workshops are discussion-focused groups divided into two tracks — organized by the wonderful Kin Lane and Steven Willmott. The two tracks are “API Definitions, Design, and The API Lifecycle,” and, “The Data Exhaust From The Internet of Things.” The…
  • The Internet of Things
    4 May 2015 | 5:10 am
    Islands of Data - connected, working together 1699_ As the C-Level @ A Mile High Live Auction begins, we are talking with Mark Geene, Founder & CEO of Cloud Elements. Since our last visit with Mark, a lot has happened. Mark tells us they've raised their first round of venture capital, added about 30 people to their company and moved into a new space down near Coors Field, in the building called 'Industry' - we're growing like crazy, and about a few hundred customers later. We are making it easier to make all the cloud services and applications that companies use, to…
  • CIO is asking for high-bred solutions
    3 May 2015 | 1:10 pm
    CIOs asking for high-bred solution 1698_ - We are talking with Bill Heuston, Director of Sales at Viawest. Bill has been with Viawest for the past 14 years and says it has been a wonderful journey. "… when I started it was like $6M in revenue and now we're over $200M in revenue. The next goal is to be a $500M-a-year-company..." Larry asked Bill what he's seeing in this high, almost frenetic growth, industry. "The enterprise space, the CIO is asking for high-bred solutions. So, there are so many defragmented cloud options with Amazon and Azure and Rackspace. But…
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  • Dwight Howard Leads Off Fandango’s ‘I Love Movies’ Web Series

    Sam Gutelle
    6 May 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Three weeks ago, Fandango announced a web series called I Love Movies that will tie into the ‘We Love Movies’ campaign the ticketing company will run for the summer season. The first episode of that web series has now arrived, with NBA star Dwight Howard telling audiences about his love for Finding Nemo. The Houston Rockets’ center, who is in the middle of a playoff push, explains to viewers about the similarities between himself and Nemo, does his best Bruce the Shark impersonation, and shares other personal reflections on the 2003 Pixar hit. Given some of Howard’s previous tweets,…
  • Ray Narvaez, Jr. Leaves Rooster Teeth, Moves To Full-Time Twitch Streaming

    Bree Brouwer
    6 May 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Rooster Teeth recently said goodbye to one of its long-time employees. Ray Narvaez, Jr. left the Fullscreen-owned company on April 17, 2015, after three years of employment with the Austin-based entertainment studio’s Achievement Hunter division. On April 10, Narvaez wrote a Rooster Teeth journal entry to explain his departure. Narvaez cited a growing passion for live streaming video games as the main impetus for his choice to leave the company, writing, “Over the past year and a half I’ve fallen completely in love with streaming and therefore I attend on pursuing it fulltime [sic].”…
  • Fund This: ‘Open Mic’ Acts Out Standup Stories

    Sam Gutelle
    6 May 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Welcome to the Fund This column! Each week, we’ll look at a planned web series or other online video project currently in search of funding on crowdfunding sites. We’ll tell you what the series is all about and explain why it is worth your money. Do you have a project that’s currently being crowdfunded? Contact us to let us know and we may feature it in upcoming installments and check out previous installments righthere. Project Name: Open Mic Asking For: $10,000 on Indiegogo Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $1,485 Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 58…
  • PlayStation Renews Original Series ‘Powers’ For Second Season

    Bree Brouwer
    6 May 2015 | 2:53 pm
    PlayStation’s first original series is back for another season. Sony Computer Entertainment announced it will develop a second season of the PlayStation Network-hosted show Powers. Developed by Sony Pictures TV, Jinxworld, and Circle of Confusion (the studio behind AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead), Powers stars Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward as two homicide detectives investigating cases about “Powers,” who have supernatural abilities. The second season will continue to follow the law officers’ efforts to stop the Powers from ruling humanity. “The reception to Powers has…
  • One In Four U.S. Adults Watches Original Video Content Every Month

    Bree Brouwer
    6 May 2015 | 2:42 pm
    The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has more proof of the popularity of online video, and the related decline of pay-TV subscriptions. The organization discovered in its 2015 Original Digital Video Study that one in four U.S. adults, or roughly 59 million citizens, tune into original digital video programming at least once a month. IAB found the number of Americans who watch online video at least once a month increased year-over-year, up 13% from 52 million. The organization counted many different types of streaming video in its definition of digital video programming, including original…
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  • Twitter Will Kill You [Video]

    Rachel Blom
    6 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Well-known Belgian singer and rapper Stromae has released a new videoclip for his song Carmen. It’s a doomsday tale of how Twitter starts out innocent, but then completely destroys your life. The cute little bird turns into a heavy load, hampering friendships and relationships, and leading to loneliness. And everyone is under its influence. Even Queen Elizabeth and President Obama make a cameo! According to this video, Twitter will kill you in the end… Exaggerated? Absolutely. But we can’t deny the core of truth this clip shows us. And it’s not just Twitter…
  • Teaching My Son Stewardship Through A Video Game

    Bill Segroves
    6 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Have you ever played Alien Creeps? It’s a free-to-play tower defense game in which you stop alien hordes from invading your base by setting up gun, laser, and missile emplacements.  Every battle you win earns your hero coins to purchase upgrades for your weapons. There’s also a premium currency in diamonds that allows you to call in special troops or airstrikes… Unlike most free-to-play games, it’s fairly easy to beat each level without grinding or spending real money. My son, Jack, and I use the in-game currency to defeat those “stinkin’ aliens”…
  • HuffDuffer for You and Your Church

    Chris Wilson
    5 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Huffduffer is an interesting website that’s been around for a while. The basic ideas is you can create your own podcast feed and add audio from over the web to it. This isn’t private and anyone with your Huffduffer RSS feed can then subscribe to it. There are a few obvious applications for this site. Creating a feed of one off podcast episodes you’d like to listen to [a way to try out podcasts or listen to one off episodes without having a tidal wave of episodes on your podcast app of choice] Creating a feed of curated audio from different sources to share with an audience As a method…
  • The RPG Productivity Player’s Guide: Small Changes that Impact Productivity [Series]

    Rachel Blom
    5 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    [This is part 3 in the RPG Productivity Player’s Guide series.] Min-maxing is a well-known strategy in RPG’s. It means creating the most effective character for the particular game you’re playing by minimizing unwanted traits or characteristics and maximizing the wanted skills. The interesting thing is that little changes can have a big impact on the game—which is why min-maxing requires a perfect understanding of how the game works. A small increase in physical strength may make a world of difference for instance, whereas a lower IQ doesn’t negatively influence the…
  • 4 Tips to Read More This Year

    Eric Dye
    4 May 2015 | 12:39 pm
    A study by the Pew Research Center found that about a quarter of adults in the U.S. had not read a book in the past year. Finding the time and motivation to read can be tricky but the benefits prove it’s a worthy investment. There are advantages to giving the mind an exercise: reading even burns more calories than watching TV, The New York Times reported. If you’ve been falling behind on your reading, now’s the time to pick up your book habit again. So what is the secret to those Americans who still find the time to read? 1. Start a ritual Psychologists say it takes 21 days to form a…
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • Mobile tracking application may help users meet vitamin D requirements

    6 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Elsevier Health Sciences) Adults in Canada are consistently deficient in dietary vitamin D, by nearly 400 international units per day on average. Coupled with low vitamin D synthesis from the sun during fall and winter at Canadian latitudes, tracking intake of vitamin D is vital for those lacking the nutrient. In an article in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, researchers from the University of Guelph examined the validity of a mobile application for tracking vitamin D and calcium intake.
  • Scientists X-ray chocolate

    5 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY) An X-ray study carried out at DESY allows to improve the quality of chocolate. The study offers new insights into the formation of fat bloom, an unwelcome white layer that occasionally forms on chocolate. The team from the Hamburg University of Technology, DESY and the food company Nestlé presents its findings in the journal Applied Materials and Interfaces published by the American Chemical Society.
  • Queen's University leading the way in pioneering, European cyber-security initiative

    5 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Queen's University Belfast) Queen's University Belfast will be at the forefront of a major, new European push to combat increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks.
  • The next step in DNA computing: GPS mapping?

    5 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (American Chemical Society) Conventional silicon-based computing, which has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent decades, is pushing against its practical limits. DNA computing could help take the digital era to the next level. Scientists are now reporting progress toward that goal with the development of a novel DNA-based GPS. They describe their advance in ACS' The Journal of Physical Chemistry B.
  • Mobile phone video microscope automates detection of parasites in blood

    5 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of California - Berkeley) A research team led by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, has developed a new mobile phone microscope that uses video to automatically detect and quantify infection by parasitic worms in a drop of blood. This next generation of UC Berkeley's CellScope technology could help revive efforts to eradicate debilitating diseases in Africa by providing critical information for health providers in the field.
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    by Ron Miller

  • Jive Chime Wants to Ring Slack’s Bell With New Real-Time Messaging App

    Ron Miller
    29 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    Jive is an enterprise social company getting a bit long in tooth and it's trying a new mobile strategy in the hopes of modernizing. Today it announced it was releasing Jive Chime, a real-time messaging app it hopes will compete with the red-hot Slack. Graphic courtesy of Jive Software.
  • Cloud 5: The AWS story, Apple-IBM partnership, container primer

    Ron Miller
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    It's Friday and that means it's time for my weekly feature, The Cloud 5. This week we look at a brief history of AWS, the beauty of the IBM-Apple partnership and a how containerization got so popular. Photo Credit: Ron Miller
  • The cloud transition has arrived

    Ron Miller
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:48 am
    Cloud computing has surely arrived, and a recent survey conducted by 451 Research suggests that usage is surprisingly stable across the world. What's really surprising though is that the survey found IT on-premises budgets have dropped below 50 percent. Photo Credit: FutUndBeidl on Flickr. Used under CC by 2.0 license.
  • Cloud Customer Service Startup Freshdesk Reels In $50M Round

    Ron Miller
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:41 am
    Freshdesk is competing with some big fish, but that didn't stop it from reeling in $50M in new investment today as it continues its phenomenal growth rate. Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto
  • Cloud 5: HP stays in cloud, Docker's big raise, false security worries

    Ron Miller
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    I t's Friday and that means it's time for my weekly feature, The Cloud 5. This week, we look at HP back-pedaling from exiting the public cloud, Docker's huge pay day and how cloud security fears persist despite evidence to the contrary. Photo Credit: Ron Miller. Used under CC by 2.0 license.
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  • Guess I better give this a watch — KSP 101: Very Basics and Orbit — Kerbal Space Program Tutorial — YouTube

    Brad Grier
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    Guess I better give this a watch — KSP 101: Very Basics and Orbit — Kerbal Space Program Tutorial — YouTube originally appeared on on April 29, 2015. The post Guess I better give this a watch — KSP 101: Very Basics and Orbit — Kerbal Space Program Tutorial — YouTube appeared first on
  • I guess I have to relearn physics

    Brad Grier
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:19 am
    Kerbal Space Program left beta status yesterday. With that update came a number of significant enhancements, changes and new features. And they changed aerodynamics and physics. New reentry effects. Smoking hot graphics there! Yup, Jeb died on reentry. Back to the basic missions to figure this out. Oh. That was unfortunate. I guess I have to relearn physics originally appeared on on April 28, 2015. The post I guess I have to relearn physics appeared first on
  • Kerbal Space Program leaving Beta. Version 1.0 arrives tomorrow

    Brad Grier
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:54 pm
    New version of Kerbal Space Program arrives tomorrow, the first full non-beta release. Yes, all sorts of new stuff and features — here’s some promo videos: Kerbal Space Program leaving Beta. Version 1.0 arrives tomorrow originally appeared on on April 26, 2015. The post Kerbal Space Program leaving Beta. Version 1.0 arrives tomorrow appeared first on
  • Needed to share this on my blog, so I know where to find it regularly :D xkcd: Up Goer Five

    Brad Grier
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:53 pm via xkcd: Up Goer Five. Needed to share this on my blog, so I know where to find it regularly :D xkcd: Up Goer Five originally appeared on on April 20, 2015. The post Needed to share this on my blog, so I know where to find it regularly :D xkcd: Up Goer Five appeared first on
  • When the Stars Align

    Brad Grier
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Today was a pretty normal day for the most part. Took Selena in for a quick checkup vet visit. Went to work and audited an advanced Excel class (that I’ll be teaching soon). Regular, normal stuff. Except when you apply a ‘space’ layer to the day. Driving home from the clinic with Selena, I heard Go! — a very cool music / archival audio mashup by Public System from their new The Race For Space album. Video below. Then also noted that Sid Meier’s Starships is due out for iOS. Yes, video below. iTunes link when it’s live on iTunes. And finally also noted that Buzz Aldrin’s Space…
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  • Proof That Rihanna Is a Secret Member of Mario Party

    6 May 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Anyone who's ever played Mario Party fondly remembers Princess Peach, Yoshi, and Bowser - characters that Rihanna seems to resemble more and more each day. By studying her different outfits, one Reddit user pointed out that Rihanna has been cosplaying as Mario Party figures, and it definitely looks to be the case. Whether or not Rihanna realizes what she's accidentally (or who knows, maybe even purposefully) doing, hopefully she won't stop.
  • These Harry Potter Tattoos Would Make J.K. Rowling Proud

    6 May 2015 | 4:40 pm
    It's not usually a great idea to get a tattoo for your significant other. After all, what happens if they break your heart (or worse, get you expelled?). But a good book series? That, friends, will never abandon you or let you down, so a tattoo is the perfect way for any fan to showcase their adoration. Our series of choice is Harry Potter - whether you want a tiny symbol for ink or a massive sleeve, let these creative tattoos inspire your own ideas. And while you're at it, check out these great stories behind other Harry Potter tattoos.
  • The Best Reactions to the Controversial New Hamburglar

    6 May 2015 | 2:59 pm
    If somebody came to steal your dinner, would you rather he be surprisingly attractive or predictably unnerving? Well, according to Twitter, the McDonald's Hamburglar is both of those things. When the fast-food chain unveiled its beef-thieving mascot's return with a mysterious video, the Internet began to debate whether the newly fedora-clad character was hot or creepy. Check out some of the hilarious reactions below, but don't be fooled . . . the new Hamburglar is obviously Ryan Reynolds in a mask. If you need me I'll be over in the corner grappling with the realization that I'm…
  • Find Out When You Can Buy the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset

    6 May 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Oculus Rift will bring virtual reality to gamers in 2016 - BuzzFeed Tech Online shopping has just launched in North Korea - Newser These 6 desks will help you be more productive at work - HuffPost Tech Funny how these 30 everyday things can look completely different - TechEBlog 4 ways growing up changes how you see video games - Cracked What happens to your skin when you tan? Take a look - POPSUGAR Beauty
  • Sheryl Sandberg Writes Heartbreaking Tribute to Husband, David Goldberg

    6 May 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Over the weekend, Sheryl Sandberg's husband and CEO of SurveyMonkey - David Goldberg - died after reportedly falling off a treadmill while on vacation in Mexico and suffering from head trauma. Today, the Facebook COO released a statement via her Facebook page about the sudden loss. I want to thank all of our friends and family for the outpouring of love over the past few days. It has been... Posted by Sheryl Sandberg on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 "Even in these last few days of completely unexpected hell - the darkest and saddest moments of my life - I know how lucky I have been. If the day I…
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    EU Policy Blog

  • Building Trust Requires a Dynamic and Diverse Workforce

    Microsoft Corporate Blogs
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    As we leave behind Girls in ICT day for another year, I reflect on the great opportunity and visibility it gives to the movement of women and girls in the technology sector. However, the day is also a reminder of how much work there is still to do. Microsoft has long been involved in the efforts to increase diversity within our industry and in particular to encourage more women to pursue careers in tech. Through initiatives like Go Global we are committed to encouraging women to strive for positions of influence and create strong female role models within the industry. The very spirit of this…
  • Latest World Economic Forum report: Bringing benefits of the digital economy to all

    Brad Smith
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:09 am
    Expanding our vibrant digital economy and empowering everyone to realize its benefits is an important goal – and one that requires collaboration between many players. That’s why we have participated in the World Economic Forum’s Digital Infrastructure and Applications 2020+ initiative for the past two years. We’ve worked together with industry partners – including network operators, equipment vendors and other application providers – to identify common goals and productive actions for industry and governments to take to ensure a healthy, growing digital ecosystem.
  • Microsoft partners up to spark success for European youth

    Sylvie Laffarge
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    We are excited to announce that we are renewing our existing partnerships with two pan-European youth organizations: JA Europe, Europe’s largest provider of entrepreneurship education programs, and Telecentre Europe, which represents public centers providing ICT training, certification and employment opportunities. In addition, we are embarking on a new partnership with CoderDojo, the global network of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. This engagement is part of Microsoft YouthSpark, our global, company-wide initiative, which aims to improve education,…
  • Youth and the Digital Economy: The Time is Now

    Caroline Jenner
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:47 am
    To foster economic growth and job creation in Europe we need more entrepreneurs. To meet market demands we need to ensure Europeans hold the skills required to fill existing vacancies or start up on their own. To increase Europe’s competitiveness in the global economy we need to embrace innovation – embrace the future – and invest in the education of the next generation of workers. Today, youth unemployment rates remain high, and the gap between the skills young people learn in school and those required for jobs in all sectors continues to grow, making it glaringly apparent that more…
  • Empowering a Generation with Digital Skills

    Alexa Joyce
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:08 am
    A key conference is taking place in Brussels this week, one where the spotlight will not be on Heads of State, national ministers or EU officials – but on Europe’s youth. The Latvian Presidency’s EU Youth Conference is part of a commitment to engage directly with young people on the issues that matter most to them. And among the topics on the agenda will be the issue of digital literacy. High-level digital skills, encompassing computational thinking, programming and an understanding of how and when to apply technology are increasingly understood to be a core literacy for Europe.
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  • Kano – the new DIY computer in a box gets an upgrade

    6 May 2015 | 2:47 am
    The computer business never stops still, and this goes for the hobbyist end of the market as much as anywhere else. The Raspberry Pi, for instance, has proved to be a real revolution in the home computing enthusiast world, especially since it’s encouraged so many exciting spin-offs to hit the shelves. The latest is the Kano, a DIY computer in a box. The latest version of the product has just had an upgrade, and now incorporates [...] 249 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • KSPG Range Extender – the EV car battery charger that fits in the spare wheel slot

    6 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    Anyone who’s ever driven a fully electric car will tell you how amazing they are. Silent, smooth and brisk. The only real drawback is that pesky battery range, and while it’s steadily improving, the fact that most of these EVs can only do around 80 miles per charge is still a major hurdle in gaining public acceptance. But perhaps there’s a way to combine the best of both worlds, using a petrol motor to keep [...] 299 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Grooveshark is back – music industry now facing a new Pirate Bay type problem

    6 May 2015 | 2:04 am
    Just five days after music streaming and download site Grooveshark was shut down due to legal pressures, it’s resurfaced, complete with all the same content and functionality. In a move reminiscent of the dodge ’em and run tactics employed by The Pirate Bay tormenting site, the folk behind the new Grooveshark claim that they’re ‘here to stay’. Which indicates the music industry is in for another long spell of Whac-A-Mole. Of course times have changed a [...] 223 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • 3Doodler 2.0 – cool new 3D printer pen is sleeker, more flexible and more fun [Review]

    5 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    When the first 3D printer pen was announced it caused a real stir, and rightly so. The idea of creating 3D plastic artwork using a pen like instrument was an amazing concept. And even though the original tools were rather clumsy, they gained an enthusiastic following from fans across the world. Now we’ve hit Version 2.0, and while it’s more an evolution than revolution, the results are still as much fun. 710 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • IronMan 3 Bluetooth Wireless Headphones – insert catchy marketing slogan here

    5 May 2015 | 3:46 am
    We have to confess to being a little bemused by some of the marketing around today’s consumer technology. For example Beats, which as far as we can see is just a fairly mediocre range of gadgets with some fancy color design. We must be missing the point surely? We’re also trying to work out, how tying in a comic character with something like a pair of high end headphones really works. Take this set of IronMan [...] 180 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
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  • Latest and Improved Google Maps for Android supported devices

    David Martin
    6 May 2015 | 6:18 am
    Yes, the news is correct, Google has unveiled the latest update for the Google Maps to be used on Android supported devices. The first preview of the update came in May at I/O. The new update is available on Play store for updating. The latest version of the Google Maps work with equal efficiency in both tablets and smartphones, it has all the terrific qualities which is Google known for and what had made it consumers favorite. The new Google maps update has aesthetic design and has given a refined touch and provided cleaner fonts, sophisticated information buttons, map view with a search…
  • Net Neutrality Vs US telecom giants

    David Martin
    5 May 2015 | 5:55 am
    Net neutrality is under threat. Yes, you heard it right, many big us telecoms are posing threat to the net neutrality and are doing everything to take control of it. Companies and industry groups like CenturyLink, AT&T have files cases in FCC trying their might to kill the net neutrality. These groups and companies are having big phone businesses and cables operating from US. Their claim is that the utility services are not abiding with the provisions in the constitution. These telecom giants want to treat internet as a utility and want to set a standard that stops provider’s…
  • GoSun solar cooker: a tasty step towards environment protection

    David Martin
    4 May 2015 | 5:03 am
    At first look the GoSun solar cooker looks brilliant and a novel invention. This eco-friendly cooker is made by Patrick Sherwin; he took into consideration the established ideas of evacuated tube hot water heater and concentration of solar energy for heating, and used these ideas to reform cooking. It is bit different from the conventional solar cookers as it requires modification of users diet according to its functioning, this is not one of the shortcomings of the cooker, contrary to this it is the advantage because it will make your diet more healthier and do not allow you to generate food…
  • Installing New Operating Systems On Sony Made Easier

    David Martin
    4 May 2015 | 4:55 am
    There is no doubt that Sony is known for its outstanding quality, and they do even better when it comes to smart phones. Sony has maintained its cellular quality from the days of Sony Ericsson. Sony’s first device that released with the android platform was Sony xperia X10, and from then Sony has never looked back. Its latest smart phone Sony Xperia Z3 gave some problem to its developers. The problem is that none of Sony’s smart phones have the capability to boot themselves from a recovery partition. This booting from recovery partition is considered as one of the crucial and basic task…
  • Tesla Powerwall: The Future of Renewable Source of Energy is here.

    David Martin
    2 May 2015 | 8:01 am
    As we all know, our lust for energy is never ending. At the end of the day, we put our smart watches, phones, tablets, and computers at charging creating a whole mess of wires. What they do is intake the electrons and gets fully charged for the next day. Observing this insatiable lust for power, Tesla has developed Powerwall home battery system. With Powerwall home battery system, you can fulfill your power needs even when there are power cuts or heat waves. Tesla Powerwall was introduced by the CEO of the Tesla Company Elon Musk at Tesla’s design studio in California. According to Musk,…
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  • Here's the full NFL Deflategate Report, incriminating texts and all

    6 May 2015 | 11:58 am
    The National Football League's long-awaited Investigative "Report Concerning Footballs Used During the AFC Championship Game on January 18, 2015" concludes it is "more probable than not" that New England Patriots personnel violated league rules and that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was not in the dark about it."Based on the evidence developed in connection with the investigation and summarized in this Report, we have concluded that it is more probable than not that New England Patriots personnel participated in violations of the NFL Playing Rules and were involved in a deliberate…
  • The only Apple Watch review you really need to see: Kids have at it...

    6 May 2015 | 6:55 am
    Tech pundits and Apple fanboys/fangirls have shared their views on the new Apple Watch in recent weeks, but The Fine Brothers bring you the only review you really need to see: A seven-and-a-half-minute YouTube videos in which kids have their say.This is a twist on the usual Fine Brothers videos, as they usually try to stump today's youth with yesterday's technology, as they did here with Walkmans ("Video makers torture kids with unexplained Walkmans"). One kid says he's speechless upon identifying the Apple Watch, but the rest are certainly not....To read this article in full or to leave a…
  • The Drone Singer strikes back -- for Star Wars Day

    5 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    I should have known that Victor Villegas -- the Oregon State University Extension Service tech guy I profiled recently -- would be launching one of his drone-inspired ditties for May 4, Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You).A day late, but enjoy... RELATED: Cool ways to celebrate Star Wars DayTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Double cameras and Tattoo phobia

    3 May 2015 | 4:09 pm
     Terry Johnston/Flickr Just as I was deciding between going with an Apple Watch tattoo or one of the old Fantasy Island TV show star Tattoo on my wrist, comes confirmation from Apple that ink on your wrist indeed can muck up heart rate readings on your new Apple timepiece. Oh well, back to the iPhone 7 rumor rollup for me...To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Microsoft Edge: A uniquely un-unique name for new web browser

    29 Apr 2015 | 12:17 pm
    There was no way Microsoft could stick with Project Spartan as the name for its newfangled Windows 10 web browser. After all, there are just too many darned things already named Spartan or Spartans, from the Michigan State University nickname to those Spartan obstacle course races. And Microsoft certainly doesn't want people equating its next-generation browser with getting through one of those insane and often painful races.So the official name for the new browser, unveiled Wednesday, is Edge. Because that's unique.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • Corsair AX1500i Digital ATX Power Supply Review

    6 May 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Our evaluation of the Corsair AX1500i Digital ATX power supply is now online. If you are shopping for a big bad PSU, you definitely don't want to miss this review. It is not every day that a company has the moxie to come out and say that it makes "the best" of anything, but that is exactly what Corsair is saying about its AX1500i computer power supply; "The best enthusiast power supply you can own." Of course that begs one question, "Is it, or isn't it the best enthusiast PSU you can own?" We answer that. Comments
  • Cool Video of the Day

    6 May 2015 | 4:05 pm
    I was going to go with a "I heard you liked cubes so I put a cube inside of a cube" joke but this is way too cool for that. Music kicks ass too. Comments
  • AMD Radeon R9 390X Pictured

    6 May 2015 | 3:05 pm
    The crew at WCCF Tech have posted an image of what they believe to be the "ultra enthusiast" flagship Radeon R9 390X. Thanks to Geforcepat for the heads up. Ok folks, prepare to lay your eyes on the first actual teaser image featuring a Fiji XT powered water-cooled graphics card by AMD. Now I've chosen those words very carefully. This is undoubtedly the Fiji powered "ultra enthusiast" flagship Radeon that AMD teased at GDC. The card that will likely be dubbed and sold as the R9 390X. However we can't confirm that exact nomenclature at this present time but we'll assume that's what AMD will…
  • Tesla's New Battery Doesn't Work That Well With Solar

    6 May 2015 | 3:05 pm
    I could have sworn the whole idea of Tesla's new home batteries was to use them with rooftop solar panel systems? Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk introduced a new family of batteries designed to stretch the solar-power revolution into its next phase. There's just one problem: Tesla's new battery doesn't work well with rooftop solar—at least not yet. Even Solar City, the supplier led by Musk, isn't ready to offer Tesla's battery for daily use. Comments
  • 3-D Printing Lawsuit Pits Gun Control Against Free Speech

    6 May 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Would you be in this situation if you put instructions on the internet on how to mill a gun from a block of steel? In their complaint, they claim that a State Department agency called the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) violated their first amendment right to free speech by telling Defense Distributed that it couldn't publish a 3-D printable file for its one-shot plastic pistol known as the Liberator, along with a collection of other printable gun parts, on its website. Comments
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  • Email as the Lingua Franca of the Digital Babel

    6 May 2015 | 7:38 am
    Do you remember all the predictions that "email will die" and that social tools will replace it with "ambient intimacy" or similar? Turns out that not only is it very unlikely email will ever die (see my argument re Riepl's Law on that score) but is also highly likely to grow, not shrink. The reason for this is due to (i) The sheer volume of comms on the new systems has just reproduced email's problem - ANY system, email included, is effective when the volume of messages is manageable, and overload looks the same on all of them. Except email has better timestamping, search and storage as its…
  • The Distraction Economy

    30 Apr 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Everywhere you turn there is this focus on the "Attention Economy", defined by Wikipedia as follows: ..content has grown increasingly abundant and immediately available, attention becomes the limiting factor in the consumption of information. Attention economics applies insights from other areas of economic theory to enable content consumers, producers, and intermediaries to better mediate and manage the flow of information in light of the scarcity of consumer attention Which is all very well, but what has really occurred is an arms race between various service providers to divert your…
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  • Flipkart Wants To Make Your Mobile Shopping Experiences More Real

    Trupti Gupta
    7 May 2015 | 12:45 am
    Flipkart recently appointed Punit Soni as their new Chief Product Officer and  within only 3 weeks, their new hire is already working on achieving a new benchmark for better mobile user experiences. Punit Soni has been working with Google US since the past 8 years. He played a major role in building Google+ and alongside many of the company’s mobile products, he also played a major role in Google search. Soni was also largely responsible for the revival of Motorola as a brand. Flipkart has changed it’s focus entirely on mobile as it competes with a new set of mobile-first startups, and…
  • Xiaomi Launches Fully Loaded Mi Note Pro In China

    Trupti Gupta
    6 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    After the announcement back in January, Xiaomi has finally launched Mi Note Pro phablet. It’s mass production is due to start in March. It is going to be available for sale in China from 12th May, at CNY 3299, approximately Rs. 33,000/-. The handset was launched by the Company’s CEO, Lei Jun in Beijing on Wednesday. He did not reveal any exact date when the handset would be available outside China. The Mi Note Pro packs an octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. Along with it comes 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and Adreno 430 GPU. It’s unique feature is that it has the…
  • Facebook’s Tries To Woo Publishers With Their New Initiative Called ‘Instant Articles’

    5 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    In order to enhance their service Facebook is soon going to let its users send money via Facebook Messenger. Talking about user experience, Facebook is now planning for a new initiative called the ‘Instant Articles’, in which Facebook will host third-party content. to carry out this initiative, it is in talks with publications like New York Times and National Geographic along with a few other partners. Publishers currently post links on Facebook to their content. This online traffic from the social media for such news sites will give a boast to the publications. Since opening the…
  • Micromax Launches 2 in 1 LapTab for Rs. 14,999

    Aditya Shenoy
    2 May 2015 | 7:01 am
    Micromax, the Indian smartphone maker has aggressively increasing its smartphone share in the market for the last year. The company has been in the news for outselling Samsung and being the top selling manufacturer in the county. Earlier this year the Indian manufacturer launched a subsidiary YU Televentures which set the market on fire with the popular Yu Yureka mobile phone. Now they have ventured into yet another segment, the sector of mobile computing. Micromax has launched the Canvas LapTab in India, a product similar to something that was showcased at CES 2014. The LapTab is company’s…
  • Xiaomi’s Mi 4i Sells Out In Seconds During First Sale

    Criselle Lobo
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Xiaomi’s newly launched Mi 4i sold out within seconds of its first sale on Flipkart today. Reports suggest that 40000 units were put on sale. The Mi 4i was launched in India at an event in New Delhi last week. Xiaomi also invited Mi fans to be a part of it. The phone is a toned down version of the Mi4. Many found it to be similar to what Apple did with the 5c. It has a 5-inch screen with a 1080p display so this gives a good pixel density of 441 PPI. The device runs on a Snapdragon 615 chip and is packed with 2GB of RAM. Besides the YU Yureka by Micromax, this is the only other device…
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  • EU Tries To Put Lipstick On The Corporate Sovereignty Pig

    Glyn Moody
    7 May 2015 | 1:04 am
    As Techdirt readers know, corporate sovereignty provisions in both TAFTA/TTIP and, increasingly, TPP, are emerging as one of the biggest stumbling blocks to public acceptance of these deals. The revolt against "investor-state dispute settlement" (ISDS), as corporate sovereignty is more officially known, began earlier for TTIP. Indeed, it was already so strong at the beginning of 2014 that the European Commission had to pull out corporate sovereignty completely from the negotiations, while it held a public consultation on the subject. The hope was evidently that only lobbyists would bother…
  • Trademark Dispute Between Brewery And Winery Over Northstar Brand

    Timothy Geigner
    6 May 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Spend five minutes going through the exploding-number of posts we've done over the past two years about trademark scuffles in the craft brewery industry and one thing will become abundantly clear: craft alcohol has a huge trademark problem. Interestingly, craft brewers had had a traditionally amicable set of unwritten rules when it came to trademark disputes, often times choosing to work direclty with each other to find agreeable resolutions and generally being quite awesome to each other when this sort of thing came up. Under those conditions, craft brewing has exploded in popularity and the…
  • DailyDirt: Braiiins... And Brain Implants

    Michael Ho
    6 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Cyborgs are already walking among us -- if you count people who have advanced pacemakers and other implanted devices (eg. insulin pumps, cochlear implants, etc). There are also a handful of folks who are actively trying to become cyborgs, like Kevin Warwick. However, brain implants still need to be a lot less invasive and traumatic if anyone is going to really get a direct, permanent brain interface. Here are just a few links on neuro-interfaces that are making some progress. Cyborg rodents with spinal cord injuries can walk again thanks to implanted neural interfaces and flexible silicone…
  • Appeals Court Rejects Labels' Collusion Scheme To Try To Force Pandora To Pay Higher Rates

    Mike Masnick
    6 May 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Last year, we wrote about a somewhat crazy lawsuit involving ASCAP, Pandora, and various record labels that was officially about trying to force Pandora into paying higher rates. There were a lot of moving parts in the case, but a key point was that various publishers (owned by the major record labels) pulled a neat little trick in which ASCAP allowed the publishers to "partially remove" their catalog, such that ASCAP could still license the catalog to traditional organizations, but not to "new media" companies (i.e., Pandora). Then, the publishers tried to "negotiate" independently with…
  • FBI Spent Years 'Researching' The Lyrics To 'Louie, Louie' Before Realizing The Copyright Office Must Have Them

    Mike Masnick
    6 May 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Last week, as you may or may not have heard, a guy named Jack Ely passed away at the age of 71. The name may not be that familiar, but the voice almost certainly. Jack Ely was -- fairly briefly -- the lead singer of the Kingsmen, and happened to do a cover song in a single take under poor conditions, that created one of the most memorable songs in rock and roll history, also known as Louie Louie: You know the song. You also know the lyrics are completely indecipherable. However, with Ely's death, there's been renewed attention to the fact that the FBI spent nearly two years investigating the…
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  • Chaotic Moon Sponsor from Hell reel for the Moontower Comedy Festival, starring me!

    C.K. Sample III
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    I think I was tweeting a lot last week about how tiring it is to be an actor. I was literally exhausted and became sick with a 102.5F fever after the two and a half days of intensive filming we did putting together the above shorts for Chaotic Moon’s sponsorship of The Moontower Comedy Festival, which is happening today through the 25th right here in Austin, Texas. If you go to the show, you’ll see some of these between the acts. If you’re there Friday night, hopefully I’ll see you there! Big thanks to my good friend, Ben Lamm, for trusting me to portray him in these,…
  • Full-blown cowboy at the RMHC Austin 26th Annual Bandana Ball

    C.K. Sample III
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Saturday night, Kristin and I attended the 26th Annual Bandana Ball, and I got a chance to wear my grandfather’s cowboy hat. It was fun and for a charity that helps families in times of need. We also won a chair in the silent auction that will be a nice addition to the home decor, once we actually arrange to have it delivered. Also they had a photobooth on site with props! Thanks to Mark & Courtney for the invite! The post Full-blown cowboy at the RMHC Austin 26th Annual Bandana Ball appeared first on Sample the Web.
  • Angry Dad Gamer in Austin recap, a note on acting & the Moontower Festival

    C.K. Sample III
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    I tweeted about this earlier in the week, but this past Monday, I was on Victor’s show, Angry Dad Gamer, playing Halo The Master Chief Collection and chatting. We also announced my bid for the Presidency of The United States of America, but no one submitted the episode to reddit yet, nor has the $5000 been raised yet, nor have I filled out any of the forms to make it official. So, we only have a few days left in the 15 from announcement to get all that filed. Get to work internet! In any case, in case you didn’t tune in the other night, here’s the video: Check it out. It was…
  • Making music

    C.K. Sample III
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:17 pm
    I’ve been playing around with music again. For my birthday, I ordered Teenage Engineering’s Factory OP-16 synth, which has been fun to tinker with. Here’s a quick series of patterns I slammed together into a track on it: I’ve been trying to get it to play nicely with my Kaossilator 2, but they don’t sync, so it’s all upon my impeccable timing to get them totally aligned, which is a little difficult. In addition to this little bit of tinkering fun, a few weeks back, some coworkers and myself rented out some studio space and jammed for 3 hours. It was so much…
  • 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…
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  • The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook

    30 Apr 2015 | 12:50 pm
    The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Information Security research:PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition10 Ways Everyone Should Approach Cybersecurity in 2015To Increase Downloads, Instill Trust FirstClosing the Web App Data Security Gap: Dynamic Data Masking for Web ApplicationsRequest Free!
  • iPad CTO Kit - including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers

    30 Apr 2015 | 11:50 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 ManagersEnd User Experience Management Complements Mobile Device ManagementThe 2015 Mobile Opportunity: How Brands Are Shifting Their M-Commerce StrategiesMobile Login Best PracticesRequest Free!
  • Your Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual

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

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  • jQuery Hotshot -- Free 32 Page Excerpt

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    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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  • Should Social Media Usage be Banned in Offices

    6 May 2015 | 7:17 am
    While most organisations today believe in going all live on various social media channels, there are still a few offices which do not allow the use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, for that matter even Google! This has led to outrage among employees in many organisations, as people wish to be connected with their friends and news in general, all the time. Is this ban on social media usage helping the organisation increase their productivity or affecting it adversely. We believe social media can be used for many profitable reasons and not just for connecting with people. Here’s the…
  • Opacity is the New Transparent

    6 May 2015 | 1:50 am
    Sonia Gandhi decided to confront PM Modi today, 6th May on his first day at Lok Sabha. It is supposed to be something sort of a greater advanced attack at the NDA Government, after a baby attack from the Congress baby Rahul Gandhi. Today’s topic of bigotry is why Modi government has not been able to assign any personnel to the top positions in Central Vigilance Commission and Central Information Commission. How much people are really concerned, has taken a back seat, but at least Congresses social status is a hit, with overflowing posts and tweets on #wewanttransparency. I find it very…
  • 5 Tips to Improve Social Media Customer Service

    5 May 2015 | 6:20 am
    Customer Service is something that all companies, big or small need to perform. Keeping your clients or customers happy keeps your revenues increasing as well. However, responding to comments, complaints, queries and the like might be a difficult task, especially on social media platforms. Why? It is huge and keeping track is yet another task! So how can you improve your customer service using social media platforms? We have listed down 5 ways to make the best use of your employees and provide amazing customer service. After all happy customers are returning customers.
  • #GoHomeIndianMedia: Nepal, Social Media Thrash Indian Press

    4 May 2015 | 2:53 am
    On World Press Day, Whole World is trending, #GoHomeIndianMedia What a slap in the face of Indian journalism. Shame — ❄PANKAJ ji ™❄ (@Panksgr878) May 3, 2015 There are 30 countries in rescue operation bt #indianmedias represent India is only one here. #GoHomeIndianMedia — ज्ञानु खड्का (@GyanuKhadka) May 4, 2015 Just last week, we were singing the praises of India’s rescue efforts in Nepal and already the conversation has turned sour. Now it’s all about #GoHomeIndianMedia. While Indians have never hesitated to…
  • Top 5 Leaders In The Business World

    3 May 2015 | 11:48 pm
    It’s a strange list to come up with, only for the fact that there are so many leaders that are so successful. So you pick up some of the biggest companies and the people leading these companies are naturally among the best in the world. Some have inherited the legacy of their company’s and made the best out of it, while some have imagined and created their ventures right from the beginning. Of course you need to be super smart and gutsy but you also need good people around you who make your job easier. Managing your business and your people, is what a good leader does. Jeff Bezos…
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  • Arbutus Free Portfolio Blogger Template

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    5 May 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Arbutus is a minimalist Blogger template for those who have stunning photos or images to share. Its one-column layout makes the most of real estate, so your photos are featured in every post as the centerpiece. You latest and best images and links to posts are also featured in the header, making for a beautiful gallery for your viewers. Installing this template is really easy — just upload the xml template file and embed your desired social media links. That’s it, and you’re ready to post! Its beautiful typography, flexibility, and user-friendliness makes this template one…
  • Fotolia Responsive Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    5 May 2015 | 12:48 am
    Fotolia is a beautiful photography portfolio template that combines creativity with a modern UI design. But it’s not just for photography. Thanks to its flexible design and features, it’s actually a multipurpose template that can be used for both personal and professional blogs. Aside from being 100% responsive, Fotolia is also SEO-friendly, ads-ready, has related posts thumbnails, loads faster, and has a drag-and-drop page builder that will make it incredibly easy for you to customize your site with your preferred elements and features. Since it’s lightweight, it has the…
  • Couponism Coupon Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:40 pm
    There has been a continuously rising trend in coupon collecting amongst shoppers, and if your business gives out coupons regularly, then Couponism Blogger template is the one for you. This is especially great if you’re offering plenty of discounts, or if you’re simply centered on couponing. This gallery-type professional template is especially designed to display several images on the home page so your viewers can easily find the brand that they’re looking for. It’s clean, responsive, and retina-ready for mobile devices. With a four-column footer, three-column main…
  • Loveria Fashion Template

    Carmela Maraan
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Loveria fashion template for Blogger is easy on the eyes, perfect for fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blogs, or blogs that are related to any other feminine subjects. Its two-column layout allows you to feature images from your latest posts, and its header menu, slider, and right sidebar, plus three-column footer enables you to pack your home page with several important links, images, and other details, while retaining the crisp and clean look of your site. Loveria is also responsive, SEO-friendly, optimized for ads, optimized for social sharing, and compatible with most browsers. It’s a…
  • Author Template for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Writers will love this magazine-type yet minimalist Blogger theme. Author template for Blogger is optimized for distraction-free readability, so your readers won’t have to deal with plenty of visual noise. This theme is perfect for personal blogs, or story, news, and magazine-type blogs that feature plenty of written content, accented with images. It’s responsive and neatly designed, with a light gray background so the text is easy on the eyes. It has post thumbnails to feature your images with, and large, hard-to-miss titles on the home page. Other features include a left…
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  • Windows Phone Growing as Fast as iPhone in Europe, at the Expense of Android

    Radu Tyrsina
    6 May 2015 | 10:24 am
    There’s no doubt about the fact that Apple’s iPhone and Google’s army of Androids are the most important two sides in the mobile war, but Microsoft has always been busy trying to improve Windows Phone. Perhaps one of the biggest improvements is going to happen with Windows 10,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Xiaomi Launches Mi Note Pro with Monster Specs: 5.7-inch QHD Display, 4GB RAM, 3D Curved Glass, Snapdragon 810 for $483

    Radu Tyrsina
    6 May 2015 | 1:12 am
    The amount of RAM in a smartphone seems to be the new feature over which various OEMs are now competing. At the moment there aren’t so many devices out there with such a big amount, but Xiaomi wants to make sure it is in the leading pack. The Chinese company had announced back in January the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Scribd Review: Can an Upstart Take on Amazon Kindle Unlimited?

    Khamosh Pathak
    5 May 2015 | 8:20 pm
    I like the idea of reading books, gaining knowledge, being entertained, imagining things, just as much as the next person. And as a writer, reading is an inherent part of my life. But as someone who writes a lot and spends his days reading a lot of blogs, books have recently taken a back seat. So... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Take Better Selfies with your iPhone’s Rear Camera with the SelfieX App

    Radu Tyrsina
    5 May 2015 | 3:14 am
    The front camera of a smartphone is meant for taking selfies, and we’ve seen OEMs releasing new products with better and better front snappers. However, in most of the cases, the rear camera is still the best one you have, and maybe sometimes you want to take a better picture of yourself, or... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Say Goodbye to Windows Media Center, Won’t be Part of Windows 10

    Radu Tyrsina
    5 May 2015 | 2:55 am
    As you know, Windows Media Center is the default digital video recorder and media player that Microsoft pre-loads in its Windows operating systems. Albeit it lets you do a lot of things and is pretty versatile, Windows users have gradually resorted to the use of similar third-party software, which... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Global Mobile App Statistics

    Mobile Apps Marketing
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:41 am
    Gone are the days of getting our news via desktop computers and laptops. Mobile has quickly become the top digital media consumption platform, and people spend more time than ever looking at screens. That said, it is vital for marketers and advertisers to get a clear idea on smartphone adoption, where the mobile app market is now, mobile app usage on different devices, and consumer preferences, among other aspects. Here are some statistics that will deepen your understanding of the mobile consumer, and help you plan your mobile strategy.
  • Recognized by Clutch as a Global Leader in Mobile App Marketing

    C.R. Venkatesh
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
    We are delighted to be recognized as a global leader in mobile app marketing by Clutch, a B2B research and review firm that identifies top service and software firms in the technology and marketing industry. Clutch’s research leverages the proprietary Leaders Matrix methodology, which maps each firm’s focus on app marketing against its ability to deliver world-class results for clients. The evaluation takes a close look at the criteria of both metrics, as well as qualitative information gleaned from client reviews and real customer experience. The results indicate our firm’s…
  • Twitter by the Numbers: Some Interesting Stats

    8 Apr 2015 | 2:14 am
    Twitter turned 9 on March 21, 2015! The microblogging site that created a revolution with its simple 140-character style has evolved significantly since its debut, and is continuing to successfully reinvent itself. Elements of the platform such as hashtags and live-Tweeting have redefined how businesses use it for breaking news, opinion building, generating awareness, building a follower base, driving brand engagement, connecting with customers, driving sales, and finding new leads. Here are a few statistics that show why you need to make Twitter a greater part of your marketing strategy.
  • Why 2015 is the Year of Responsive Web Design

    Web Designing
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:20 am
    Responsive web design is no longer viewed as a nice-to-have but as a must-have. It provides sites with a better bounce rate, increase in traffic and an improved user experience, and these are some of the main reasons why businesses are adopting the trend. Let’s take a closer look at some stats to see why a responsive site can make a significant difference in your business. Mobile usage surpassed desktop usage in 2014. It’s no surprise that a large number of mobile web users are not likely to come back to a site that they weren’t able to access easily. This further…
  • How to Be an Expert in Content Marketing [Infographic]

    20 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    Statistics prove that content marketing has created an enormous difference in the advancement and development of businesses in the industry. Content marketing can change the way customers view businesses, and to shed light on this technique we have created an infographic titled ‘How to Be an Expert in Content Marketing’. The information graphic provides details of the aspects to consider while creating quality content, ideas on building content, tips on how to make the best of the content generated, and points to make note of while creating and marketing content. Embed this…
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  • iOS 9 wishes

    6 May 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Federico Viticci's iOS 9 wishlist contains my number one gamebreakinig missing feature in iOS: Seven years into the App Store, I struggle to find a reasonable motivation for not allowing users to set different default apps on iOS. I believe Apple should accept that they can't make the perfect email client or web browser for all kinds of users, and, just like custom keyboards, they should let users choose their favorite app for a specific set of core tasks. If personalization of a user's iOS device has truly become a priority at Apple, then it should be extended to activities that users…
  • AnandTech's Surface 3 review

    6 May 2015 | 12:50 pm
    As always, AnandTech has the only review of the new Surface 3 that really matters. So with those caveats aside, we can finally get to the conclusion that you have likely guessed already. The Surface 3 is a great device. The build quality is really at the top level of any OEM out there. The form factor is finally the right one after two previous generations that got it slightly wrong. The weight is lighter than any previous Surface, and just as balanced. Performance of the x7 Atom CPU is great for light tasks, and if you need more than light tasks then this is not the device for you. As a…
  • Hugo Barra on why Xiaomi is against microSD cards in phones

    6 May 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Hugo Barra, currently Xiamoi's vice president of international and formerly VP of Google's Android vision, on SD cards in an interview with Engadget: "For high performance devices, we are fundamentally against an SD card slot." Barra backed up his statement by pointing out that his team didn't want to sacrifice battery capacity, ergonomics, appearance and, in the case of the new Mi 4i, the second Micro SIM slot for the sake of letting users add a storage card. More importantly, microSD cards "are incredibly prone to failure and malfunctioning of various different sorts," and the fact that…
  • Racking Mac Pros

    6 May 2015 | 12:33 pm
    imgix is an image processing and delivery service that provides a supremely flexible, high performance, ultra-reliable solution to the problem of serving images on the modern internet. We operate our own hardware, run our own datacenters, and manage our own network infrastructure. At imgix's scale, maximizing efficiency and performance in image processing is critical for success. For this reason, we decided to incorporate Mac Pros in planning the build of our next generation image renderers. Because no existing Mac Pro server rack suited our needs, we designed and built our own. Crazy custom…
  • Apple, Microsoft's visions for the future are delightfully different

    5 May 2015 | 4:13 pm
    This is a nice article overall, but this part stood out to me. The history of Apple and Microsoft’s relationship has often been one of direct confrontation. Whether it’s Surface vs. iPad, Zune vs. iPod, or the classic PC vs. Mac, the two American giants have often competed for the same clientele, trying to sate the same needs. This is a common misconception. While the two companies certainly had their tussles (the look and feel lawsuit being a major one), most of it was nothing but marketing - riling up their own fanbases. During most of their history, these two companies have had…
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  • Intel NUC Core i7 (NUC5i7RYH) Review

    Digital Trends
    6 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
    The Intel NUC Core i7 may not be for everyone, but users who need a compact device with a speedy processor should be satisfied. (7 out of 10) Pros Sturdy, compact case VESA mountable Cons Middling graphical performance Some assembly required When you hear the word desktop, you probably think of the large rectangular […]
  • Denon HEOS 1 Wireless Speakers with Go Pack

    Brian Mitchell
    5 May 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Denon today announced the $199 HEOS 1 wireless indoor or outdoor speakers, along with the $99 HEOS 1 Go Pack that adds extra connectivity and ruggedness for outdoor use. Denon’s HEOS system brings audio to any—or all—rooms in the home or outside by easily connecting to an existing Wi-Fi network via the HEOS app, available […]
  • LG G4 Smartphone Review

    Digital Trends
    5 May 2015 | 9:53 pm
    The LG G4 is the best smartphone of 2015, and it’s camera is so good that it often outperforms the iPhone 6 Plus. (9 out of 10) Pros Bright screen with gorgeous contrast Excellent camera performance Removable battery and MicroSD card slot Leather battery cover rocks Cons Still made of plastic UX features are a […]
  • PlayStation Now Review

    5 May 2015 | 1:25 pm
    UPDATE: PlayStation Now will soon be available on PS3. Starting on May 12, PS3 owners will be able to subscribe to the service or take advantage of the 7-day free trial. The original review follows: A lot can change in two years. Take, for example, PlayStation Now. On July 2, 2012, Sony bought the then-barely-known […]
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 Review

    5 May 2015 | 11:50 am
    If you’re trying to choose the right laptop for work, you’ve probably noticed three dissatisfying categories. You can go with an insanely powerful and heavy workstation that costs more than most used cars. You can go with a consumer laptop that looks good but doesn’t pack the punch necessary to push past spreadsheets. Or you […]
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  • Oculus to Ship Virtual Reality Headsets in Early 2016

    By Vindu Goel
    6 May 2015 | 4:13 pm
    The virtual reality company, which was bought by Facebook last year for $2 billion, says it will begin shipping a consumer version of its flagship headset in the first quarter of 2016. Oculus has been developing the product for three years.
  • Google Loses to LinkedIn in Silicon Valley Headquarters Pitch

    By Conor Dougherty
    6 May 2015 | 10:33 am
    Google's plans for a space-age new headquarters received a major blow from the Mountain View City Council, which awarded most of the city's future office space to another Internet company, LinkedIn.
  • Daily Report: Silicon Valley Remembers Dave Goldberg

    By The New York Times
    6 May 2015 | 6:58 am
    The worlds of technology, entertainment and politics converged to remember the chief of SurveyMonkey, who was also the husband of Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook.
  • Lending Start-Up Affirm Raises $275 Million

    By Steve Lohr
    6 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Affirm, an ambitious consumer lending start-up based in San Francisco, will use the money to accelerate its growth plans.
  • Chinese Drone Maker DJI Gets Lift From Accel Investment

    By Nick Wingfield
    6 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    DJI, the Chinese company that has emerged as one of the leaders in the burgeoning civilian market for drones, has raised $75 million from Accel, one of the largest investments ever by the Silicon Valley venture capital firm.
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  • Windows Password Recovery Tool - Recover Forgotten Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP login Password

    Deepesh Agarwal
    6 May 2015 | 3:16 am
    Forgotten windows login password and have no reset disk? Situations like this leaves us with no choice. We can use the default Administrator account or the password reset disk created in advance to gain access to Windows in such situations, but what if we didn’t enable the default Admin account and have no password reset disk? Luckily, we can still find some utilities to reset forgotten Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP password, such as Windows Password Recovery Tool, a must-have professional program developed by Tenorshare for resetting/removing Windows local account and Microsoft account…
  • [Video] Windows 10 Brings Back The Mojo For Microsoft !!

    Deepesh Agarwal
    4 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Microsoft has released a new video demonstrating highlights of the latest Windows 10 build, the new release also debuts first public appearance of Microsoft Edge the default web-browser replacing "Internet Explorer" across all Windows 10 versions (mobile and desktop). Do watch the videos shared below.
  • [Video] New Windows 10 Build 10074 comes with Aero Glass, upgraded Cortana and more...

    Deepesh Agarwal
    1 May 2015 | 1:48 am
  • Fixing "Assertion failed!" Error In Lastpass..

    Deepesh Agarwal
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:39 am
    Lastpass has been my choice of password-manager for years and it has never failed to deliver. Recently, after updating to Firefox 37.02 the Lastpass addon started showing error as below. Clicking the `Ignore` button made the error go away with no consequences to the functionality of the utility, however this was annoying and I got it fixed by upgrading to a new PRE-BUILD of the Firefox as shared ahead. "Assertion failed! Program:\platform\WINNIT_x86-msvc\components\lpxpcom.dll File: e:\cygwin64\home\joe\crypto++\secblock.h Line: 197 Expression: m_allocated (for info on how your program…
  • [Video] The Only Video You Need To Know What Apple Watch Can Do For You...

    Deepesh Agarwal
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:50 pm
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  • Boring Events Like the NFL Draft Work Because of Twitter

    Rex Hammock
    2 May 2015 | 7:05 am
    Watching the NFL draft on TV is ridiculously boring, despite everything the NFL and ESPN do to focus on back-stories (dipping into ABC’s creation of the “up close and personal” documentary approach to turn sports like curling into emotional personal stories of victory over adversity), punditry and more big data than the NSA collects on the leaders of foreign governments. However, Twitter can turn boring events into an entertaining event fueled by back-channel quips, snark, insight and, my favorite, “irrational hate.” When you add in Twitter and follow a few…
  • How Apple Advertises New Products: The Prestige

    Rex Hammock
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Last September 4, I wrote a Hammock Idea Email called, “Learn the Secret to Apple’s Product Launch Magic.” It referred to the movie, The Prestige, and broke down how Apple would be introducing what we now know is the Apple Watch into the three parts of a magic trick, as described by the film’s character played by Michael Caine: (1) The Pledge, (2) The Turn and (3) The Prestige. In it, I wrote that Apple always ends the launch of a new product with the same “prestige.” “While the audience is focused on how the new iProduct will measure their health vitals,…
  • A Lesson: The value of content to a business is more than its role in marketing

    Rex Hammock
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    (Via the Idea Email), a company started by a woman actually named Lynda (unlike, say, Mavis Beacon) who is now in her 60s, became a $1.5 billion business unicorn by teaching people who are customers of other companies how to use the products and services made and sold by those other companies. Continue reading on (…) Related posts: Content That Works: The two kinds of online content that matter most to business customers The “content” business Focus on Content Marketing Mission, Not Methods
  • John Oliver Hates April Fools Day as Much as I Do

    Rex Hammock
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    The 12 people who read this blog know how much I don’t like April 1 on the internet. It’s the day when people who aren’t funny on the internet try hard to pretend they are funny on the internet. What results is me using a term one rarely hears except to describe humor on April Fools Day: ham-handed. The saddest example of this was in the early days of TechCrunch when each year, the day would start with some news item about one company purchasing another company for some reason that made no sense. As a different version of that same “prank” appeared in…
  • Places Willie Nelson has Sung About While on the Road Again

    Rex Hammock
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Willie Nelson has recorded songs about six of the eight Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) I’ve lived in. Missing: Washington, DC and the small town I lived in until age five. The following two graphics are via the Atlantic’s, which also provides a Spotify playlist that will allow you to hear  most of the citified songs Willie Nelson recorded while rambling around the country. Click/tap either graphic to enlarge them: Related posts: In the words of Patsy Cline & Willie Nelson, “Crazy” The hee-haw hit parade Full-nelson hammerlock web-to-print…
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  • Download iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Brings Numerous Improvements

    SK Mezanul Haque
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    Apple has released iOS 8.3 software update to the App Store on iTunes available for download on supported iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The latest iOS 8.3 update is the third major release of the iOS 8 mobile operating system. All users running iOS 8.2 or testing the iOS 8.3 Public Beta can update to the final iOS 8.3. How to Download iOS 8.3 Update and Install it Warning! Make sure that your iOS device is charged. If not, you should plug it in before proceeding. During the process your iOS device will be automatically restarted. The update process is simple. All you need to update to iOS 8.3…
  • Windows 10 Build 10049 Available For Download, Includes Spartan Web Browser

    SK Mezanul Haque
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    Great news for all Windows Insiders! Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 10049. The latest build that bundles the most anticipated feature, the Spartan web browser. Finally, the wait is over. Windows Insider users can now download the latest Windows 10 build 10049 to test the new web browser. Spartan web browser will replace the now default Internet Explorer web browser. Except the inclusion of Spartan, Windows 10 build 10049 comes with a few bug fixes and improvements. It still does have a few bugs though, which is expected in a test build. With the inclusion of Spartan in build 10049,…
  • Windows 10 Minimum System Requirements

    SK Mezanul Haque
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Microsoft will officially release Windows 10 to the public this summer. Windows 10 will be released in 190 countries and 111 languages. Before the general availability (GA) of Windows 10, Microsoft will release Windows 10 RTM (Released To Manufacturing) for download this summer, probably in June. Almost always in the past, Microsoft released Windows in October but with Windows 10 everything is changing. Windows 10 will be released any date between July and September, not in October. Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users for one year. As the time of…
  • Download Windows 10 Build 10041

    SK Mezanul Haque
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Microsoft recently released Windows 10 build 10041 to users testing Windows 10. The latest Windows 10 build 10041 is more stable than before. This build features a transparent Start Menu and other small visual enhancements. The new visual enhancements includes new login screen, new icons, new network fly out. All these visual enhancements makes Windows 10 look much prettier than before. If you are wondering if build 10041 comes with Spartan web browser, you will be disappointed to know it isn’t. May be in the future build, Microsoft will include Spartan browser. Download Latest Windows…
  • Windows 10 Release Date: Windows 10 Launching This Summer

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Microsoft has officially confirmed that Windows 10 will release this summer. Windows 10 will be available in 190 Countries and 111 Languages. At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft Windows’s chief Terry Myerson announced the launch of the new operating system. According to him, Windows 10, the PC version and Windows 10 for Phones, the mobile version of its operating system, will be launched in the same time frame. Microsoft still yet to announce the exact release date of Windows 10. In the announcement, Myerson said, “we…
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  • Essential Apps and Utilities for your Mac

    Amit Agarwal
    1 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Whether you are a new Mac user or seasoned veteran looking to do more, here’s a collection of essential Mac apps & utilities that you must download on your computer. These apps, most of them are free and created by third-party developers, will help you get more productive and do things that are otherwise not possible on your Mac. The story, Essential Apps and Utilities for your Mac, was originally published at Digital Inspiration by Amit Agarwal on 01/05/2015 under Apple Mac, Software.
  • Your Mobile Phone can Detect Earthquakes

    Amit Agarwal
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:06 am
    Was it just you or did the ground really shake? Your iPhone, iPad and most newer mobile phones can work as basic seismometers, the same instrument that is used to measure the magnitude of earthquakes and volcanoes. You don’t need to install any apps, just the built-in web browser would suffice. OK, try this. Launch Google Chrome or the Safari browser on your mobile phone (or tablet) and then open this page. You should see a continuously moving waveform but if you slightly shake or tilt your mobile device,  simulating seismic activity, the graph will capture these movements in…
  • Protect your Google Accounts with a USB Security Key

    Amit Agarwal
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:05 am
    Most big-name web services like Gmail, Microsoft, Evernote, WordPress and Dropbox now support 2-step authentication to improve the security of your online accounts. Once you enable two-factor authentication, a malicious person will not be able to log into your online account even if they know the password – they’ll need access to your mobile phone as well to get in. The verification codes required for logging into a 2-step enabled account can be generated either using a mobile app – like Authy or Google Authenticator – or you can have them sent to your mobile phone via…
  • Always Block Google from Accessing your Site’s Search Results

    Amit Agarwal
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:59 am
    If you are using Google Custom Search or another site search service on your website, make sure that the search results pages – like the one available here – are not accessible to Googlebot. This is necessary else spam domains can create serious problems for your website for no fault of yours. Few days ago, I got an automatically generated email from Google Webmaster Tools saying that Googlebot is having trouble indexing my website as it found a large number of new URLs. The message said: Googlebot encountered extremely large numbers of links on your site. This may…
  • Host your Podcasts on Google Drive for Free

    Amit Agarwal
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:58 am
    If you are looking to publish your own audio or video podcasts, you’ll need to rent space on a public web server to host the MP3 or MP4 files of your podcast. When someone subscribes to your podcast feed in iTunes, or another podcasting app, the podcast media files will download from this server to the user’s computer or mobile phone. Where do you host the podcast files? If you have signed up for a web hosting account, you can use the rented space to host the podcast files else you may consider using Google Drive – it is free, you can host both audio and video podcast files…
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    Wardell Design Blog

  • How SMS can boost Mobile Engagement

    Wardell Latham
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    Mobile marketing has quickly become a popular marketing strategy for many businesses, both small and large, and it is easy to see why. It is simple to use, convenient, and relatively inexpensive. Mobile marketing can take different forms, including advertisements within regularly used applications, on websites or through the medium of text messaging. All of […]
  • Hashtags

    Wardell Latham
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:38 am
    What Are Hashtags? Hashtags are a way of labeling and categorizing post on social media websites. Hash tags are created by placing a hash character # (also known as a number sign or pound sign) in front of a word or phrase with no spaces #thisisahashtagexample, if you want to use multiple hashtags on a post you […]
  • Mobile App Mania : Pushbullet

    Wardell Latham
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    Pushbullet is one of the most useful apps I’ve ever used.  It’s available for Android and iOS, the desktop version is available for Windows, OS X, and as plugin for all major web browsers. What It Does To simplify things the primary functions of the app are twofold. 1. Send Data (files, links, text) Between Your […]
  • Why Your Business Needs Super-Fast Internet

    Osterr Wight
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    At home, the speed of our internet connection can determine how soon we can enjoy a newly downloaded movie or song, or how quickly we can get Google’s answers to our pressing (or not so pressing) questions. At work, the importance of fast internet is a bit more substantial. Missed targets, unhappy employees, and unsuccessful […]
  • How Technology Has Permeated the Current Office Workspace

    Osterr Wight
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    A moment of silence, please, for all those poor office workers who had to record everything on paper back in the fifties. The offices of today would look like the command deck of the Enterprise compared to what generations past had to work with. Let’s take a look at how completely our future-toys have changed […]
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  • Uber's Indian rival Ola being probed for 'predatory pricing'

    7 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Ola, India’s largest ride-hailing service, is being probed by the Competition Commission of India for ‘predatory pricing,’ including for allegedly spending more than its revenue per trip by offering incentives to customers and drivers.The probe reflects the fierce competition in the Indian ride-hailing market, with a number of well-funded companies investing large sums to get a quick lead in the market.The CCI has initiated the investigation following a complaint by rival Fast Track Call Cab that ANI Technologies, which runs Ola, is using funds raised, including from Japan’s SoftBank,…
  • Another Uber office in China faces government scrutiny

    6 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chinese authorities visited an Uber office in the country on Wednesday, just a week after another company office faced a local police raid over its ride-hailing service.Local authorities came to Uber’s office in the Chinese city of Chengdu, Uber confirmed in en email. But the visit was “routine,” it added.“There are no disruptions to the Uber platform, and it’s business as usual,” the company said.Chengdu authorities have opened an investigation against Uber, but its office has not been closed, according to local media. Uber did not elaborate, and Chengdu’s Transportation…
  • Linksys is first to market with a working multi-user MIMO router, the $280 EA8500

    6 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Linksys has announced that it’s the first to ship a working MU-MIMO (multiple-user, multiple input, multiple output) router, the $280 Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 (aka the EA8500). That grumbling you’re hearing is coming from early adopters who already bought MU-MIMO-“ready” routers and are still waiting for the firmware needed to turn that feature on. MU-MIMO is the first step toward the coming generation of “Wave 2” 802.11ac routers. The real deal will also be capable of bonding several channels on the 5GHz frequency band to create one super-wide 160MHz channel. On its own, MU-MIMO…
  • FAA program tests drones flying beyond pilot's line-of-sight

    6 May 2015 | 7:55 pm
    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has announced tests of drones in urban areas as well as outside the pilot’s line-of-sight, possibly paving the way for operations such as the aerial delivery of packages as proposed by companies like administrator Michael P. Huerta announced Wednesday a new Pathfinder Program under which the agency has partnered with three U.S. companies to explore three key types of unmanned operations.PrecisionHawk, a drone manufacturer, will be surveying crops in rural areas using unmanned aircraft flying outside of the pilot’s direct vision,…
  • Windows Media Center is dying. Here's how the Xbox can replace it

    6 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
    After years of neglect, Microsoft is abandoning Windows Media Center for good. Anyone who upgrades to Windows 10 later this year will find that the living-room PC software is incompatible. The news has caused plenty of anguish among people who rely on Windows Media Center as the backbone of their home entertainment setups. I sympathize, and plan to test some Windows Media Center alternatives for a future cord-cutting column. Still, I believe putting Windows Media Center out to pasture was the right call for Microsoft. The product belongs to different era of entertainment—one that didn’t…
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    Data Connections

  • Connecting MongoDB to SQL-Based Applications

    John Marsland
    6 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    John Marsland, Product Manager, Progress DataDirect NewSQL and NoSQL options like MongoDB offer the agility and scalability necessary to fulfill a Big Data strategy. Ever since their inception in the 1970s, relational databases have dominated the world of data. The stability, compatibility and security that these traditional databases offer have granted them a long life that should continue for years to come. The only problem is that traditional databases weren’t designed with the challenges of Big Data in mind, so after nearly forty years, many organizations are looking for something new…
  • How to Securely Access Data on SQL Server

    John Marsland
    4 May 2015 | 6:48 am
    John Marsland, Product Manager, Progress DataDirect John Marsland explains the methods of authentication in SQL Server databases, and shares some tips for keeping your data secure. There are several methods for authentication to Microsoft SQL Server that can securely access the data that you need. Which method is best? Which is available on the platforms that you support? Let’s explore the options you might have. Three Methods of SQL Server Authentication There are essentially three methods used for authentication to SQL Server: SQL Server authentication, NTLM and Kerberos. With SQL…
  • Why You Should Care About Open Standards in Big Data

    Suzanne Rose
    1 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Join us for the roundtable hosted by DBTA Jesse Davis and Sumit Sarkar host a special roundtable discussion about big data standards on May 7, 2015 at 2 pm EDT. It is strange to consider a world where interchangeable parts and standards weren’t the norm. In such a world, if any part—down to the smallest nuts and bolts—broke on some piece of equipment, you would have no choice but to return the entire thing to the manufacturer for repairs. That process would take an enormous amount of time and money and would likely involve fabricating brand new parts to replace the broken ones. Without…
  • 2015 Data Connectivity Outlook Survey

    John Marsland
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Marketing Manager, Progress DataDirect Though we often refer to the “database wars” as an event that took place in  the ‘90s, the truth is that while the competition may have cooled as vendors consolidated, it never really stopped. With the proliferation of NoSQL and Big Data platforms, each with their own advantages, in addition to the fact that relational databases are still dominating the marketplace, it appears that the battle of database vendor consolidation is still going strong. Last year, we released our 2014 Data Connectivity Outlook defining the lay of the database landscape.
  • The Future of Self-Service Marketing

    Suzanne Rose
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:12 am
    Join us for the next Progress Easyl webinar Ever since the first ATM kiosk went live in the early ‘80s, the concept of self-service has revolutionized everything from food service to banking. Even earlier than banking, the popular “pump-your-own-gas” model was in play, replacing the pricier full-service option. This type of self-service model is good for consumers and producers alike. The business owner can reduce overhead costs because consumers take on many of the tasks that would otherwise be handled by paid employees. Consumers benefit because they are allowed easier, on-demand…
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    Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

  • 5 People Focused Social and Data Tools You Should Be Using

    Tamar Weinberg
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    I absolutely love people data. In today’s day and age, knowing everything about your business–including the people interacting within and beyond it–is of critical importance to your success as a company. Therefore, I am always running after tools that help me learn more about the people I am working with or conversing with online. While I say I don’t accept story pitches for Techipedia, for people-focused tools in the same category as the below, I’d gladly make an exception. This is an area I am very passionate about. Since my business is 100% online, it’s…
  • What’s Your Work Ethic? An Argument for Remote Employees

    Tamar Weinberg
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    We live in a connected culture. Whereas a mere decade ago, we were on a slower Internet (for the most part), strides in technology have enabled us to be more productive in our online communications. Email is still a pretty ubiquitous method of chatting with people around the world whether for business or pleasure, and new collaboration tools such as Slack and HipChat create always-on virtual meeting experiences. Video chat speaks to our accountability for our presence by a computer, and facilitates global meetings, enabling a seamless culture wherever one is. Our cellular devices are…
  • A Startup’s Struggles and Successes in Influencer Outreach: How to Set Up Your First Blogger Campaigns

    Guest Author
    12 Mar 2015 | 5:50 am
    Previously, I worked with influencer marketing platform, The Shelf. The article below is not mine but is probably one of the best guest posts I’ve ever received here. It was originally posted on The Shelf’s blog (which by the way, is amazing), but I wanted to amplify its lessons because this post is oh-so-great. This article is authored by Lauren Jung, co-founder of The Shelf. Every PR or marketing person who is focused on journalists or bloggers should read this. Without further ado, this is a great story: Working with bloggers can be a somewhat daunting task if you’ve never…
  • 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…
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    Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  • Tech Companies Pitching In

    29 Apr 2015 | 9:09 am
    In the wake of the catastrophic 7.8-magnitude earthquake that occurred in Nepal over the weekend, some of the biggest names in technology are providing help and support. Apple, Google, Facebook, and Twitter (along with telecommunications companies Time Warner, Verizon, and AT&T) are all contributing funds and services to those affected by this horrific event. Apple has teamed up with the American Red Cross and is using its iTunes store to raise funds.  It says that 100% of the donations will be given to the Red Cross to help with the relief efforts.  Twitter is also raising money…
  • Google Going More Mobile Than Ever

    23 Apr 2015 | 7:07 am
    Moving In The Mobile Direction… In addition to changing their search algorithms to give preference to mobile-friendly sites on April 21st (which we discussed in our March 26th post), Google has announced that they are going to be entering into the wireless carrier industry with a new service called Project Fi. It hopes to stand out in two major ways: How it charges customers for service To expand how cellular and wireless connections are delivered Rather than paying a bulk rate for data, as one would with carriers like AT&T and Verizon, users would pay only for data they use. …
  • Mark Zuckerberg Q&A

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:17 am
    Facebook cofounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a question-and-answer session on his website on Tuesday for his users. The questions posed ran the spectrum from the highly relevant to the utterly bizarre; one Facebook user asked him, “If you could be any biscuit, what biscuit would you be?”  Zuckerberg, understandably, chose not to respond to that particular question.  He did, however, address a few hot-topic issues such as net neutrality, his thoughts about whether social media hinder face-to-face communication, and his work with He continues to support Net neutrality,…
  • Why Outsource Your Website Content?

    10 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    You are running a business, and you know your business through and through.  You are an expert in your field.  You know what you are talking about and how to do your job.  So why should you spend the money to get someone outside your field write the content for your website?  Well, there are several reasons, actually. You may know your field, but you may not be a good writer. If you cannot properly express your expertise in writing, no one will know how good you are at your job.  And the fact is, whether it is fair or accurate or not, people tend to judge overall intelligence by writing…
  • Benefits of a Website Redesign

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Many think of a website redesign as a daunting, time-consuming, and expensive task.  However, it doesn’t have to be any of those things. Updating your business’s website can have many benefits: it can improve the experience of your users and better serve their needs, make your site more up-to-date or visually appealing, improve the display or surfacing of content, include a new product or business strategy, display a new company brand or message, and become better optimized so it ranks higher on search engines, therefore, allowing prospects to easily find you, which often helps to…
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    Lost in Technology

  • Free Windows 10 Upgrade (And Some Features You Should Know About)

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    If you have Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 currently installed in your computers, we have some good news: You can upgrade to Windows 10 for free for the first year it is released. There’s no official release date yet, AMD CEO Spilled the beans (Windows 10 release date is probably July this year) but we will surely update this post as soon as the word is out. The recent previews shown by Microsoft did not show much of features (more like cosmetic updates), but let’s face it, we are all just happy that Microsoft is doing something for end users like us. According to 9GAG users Microsoft Finally Fixed…
  • Big Data for The HR Industry

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:18 am
    The word “Big Data” has been thrown around a lot the past couple of years and has now become the new buzzword for 2015. Big data has rapidly made it’s way into the HR industry and people within should embrace it with open arms. According to a 2013 SAS study, more than 1200 businesses that have 100+ staff would have dived into big data analysis by 2018, another survey which was completed by Towers Watson found more than 1000 organizations last year found HR analytics and data to be among one of their top spends. Image Source   Big data is a big deal as far as the HR industry is…
  • EaseUS Todo Backup Free Review

    14 Apr 2015 | 10:08 am
    Here at LostinTechnology, we are very dedicated in looking for programs and software that are suitable for basic and advanced computer users to use. For a while now, we have heard about EaseUS Todo Backup, so we installed this program and tested it out ourselves. Hard Drive Clone Probably one of the most laborious tasks there is when it comes to personal computing is cloning your hard drive manually. Copying one folder to the correct destination one by one does not only consume a lot of time, it may also cause a lot of confusion. When it comes to backing up our computer files we have used the…
  • Mobile Gaming and the Best Devices for It

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    As revolutions go, the rise of mobile gaming has been a quiet one. In just a few short years the mobile gaming sphere went from being a tiny slice of the worldwide gaming market to a fairly substantial piece of the pie. Today, it’s poised to overtake the console industry in the worldwide market and to become gaming’s largest segment by the end of 2015. It’s no surprise that some are wondering how mobile came to dominate the 90 billion dollar gaming industry – particularly when “gamer” is still an epithet that conjures up images of a relatively limited…
  • Website Breaks the Internet

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:38 am
    If you frequent forums and sites like Reddit and, you may have already heard about Well, this website grew in popularity when an user started a thread entitled: “I just got this in the mail..” The user (budwik) did not receive just any ordinary package, he received a strong message and some sweet treats to cement the message. The package contained a paper which states: “EAT A BAG OF DICKS” along with a bag of penis shaped gummy treats. Anonymously sent. Imgur user budwik received this curious package without a return address. Eat a bag of dicks it…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • Top 5 Apps To Help Run A Business

    Ram kumar
    5 May 2015 | 5:15 am
    If you run your own business, department or team and do not rely heavily on a Smartphone, tablet or another mobile device to help you manage... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Get Bike Loan In Chennai

    HBB | Guest Author
    4 May 2015 | 6:28 am
    How to get a bike loan? Bike is one of the most popular vehicles. It is easily affordable and the best part about bike is that you can easily travel... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Memory Cards – Shrinking The Storage Space

    Ram kumar
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:34 am
    Do you remember the first storage device you have used? The very first one? I remember it very well. It was a Floppy Drive. I didn’t have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Social Media: What Has It Given Us?

    Ram kumar
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    It’s rather strange to cast our minds back ten or fifteen years ago to the time when social media only existed as a breakthrough industry... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dell Vostro models and their features

    S.Pradeep Kumar
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:14 am
    Everyone has a laptop now. Just like we have a smartphones we also have a laptops for majority of our online and business works. We moved on from our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    VR World » Languages » English

  • Destiny Prison Of Elders: Matches, Bosses Gear and More

    Derek Strickland
    6 May 2015 | 11:14 pm
    During today’s Prison of Elders livestream, Bungie revealed a ton of new information on the new mode included in Destiny‘s upcoming House of Wolves expansion. The co-operative Prison of Elders is one of the two gametypes that will replace a traditional raid in House of Wolves, the other being the competitive Trials of Osiris. Today we take a closer look at the PVE-style Prison of Elders mode, investigating the round-based system, the co-operative strategy, boss fights and gear. Armed with impressions from key players we’ll underline everything you should know about PoE to…
  • Nvidia Calls LTE Modem Market Quits

    Sam Reynolds
    6 May 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) purchased Icera for $367 million in 2011 it intended to enter the 4G LTE market to build a modem for its Tegra SoCs that would compete with Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM). Now Nvidia has announced that it exiting this market entirely. “The company purchased Icera in 2011 to engage the smartphone revolution with a leading integrated application processor and modem platform. Since then, the company has reshaped its strategy to focus on high-growth opportunities in gaming, automotive and cloud computing applications like deep learning, where its visual computing expertise is…
  • AMD Back From The Dead? AMD Pushing For Profitability by 2016

    Sam Reynolds
    6 May 2015 | 9:28 pm
    At AMD’s (NASDAQ: AMD) financial analyst day in New York Wednesday, the company’s CEO announced that it was pivoting back to high-end computing with its Zen platform and abandoning its ambitious Project Skylake. During Lisa Su’s speech at the analyst day she said that AMD would be abandoning the low-end entirely and would not be making investments in the growing Internet of Things sector. Partially this is because of a lack of reported demand from customers, and also because of Intel’s practices of massive subsidies for its hardware in the sector.  Su again said on…
  • Consumer-Ready Oculus Rift Shipping Q1 2016

    Derek Strickland
    6 May 2015 | 4:03 pm
    The Facebook (NASDAQ: FB)-owned VR pioneers, Oculus VR, have announced that a finalized version of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will start shipping in Q1 2016 (Jan. 1 – Mar. 31, 2016). Pre-orders for the final version will be available later this year, but pricing hasn’t been revealed. Oculus VR was likely pressured into this announcement by big-name contenders stealing headlines over the past few months; not long ago Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) wooed the entire technology sphere with its amazing AR-ready Hololens headset. Meanwhile the press caught on that Oculus Rift…
  • Android Lollipop Adoption Still Lagging

    Sam Reynolds
    6 May 2015 | 12:42 am
    Unlike Apple’s (NASDAQ: APPL) iOS, Android isn’t as specific about forcing users to update their operating system. As Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Terry Myerson pointed out during a recent speech, this presents a major security risk as tens of thousands of unpatched devices in the wild make for the perfect situation for a massive malware outbreak. For those concerned about the adoption rate of new, patched, versions of Android, this chart from Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is particularly concerning. It shows just over half a year after the release of Android Lollipop, the adoption rate is just…
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  • Top 5 Apps To Help Run A Business

    Ram kumar
    5 May 2015 | 5:15 am
    If you run your own business, department or team and do not rely heavily on a Smartphone, tablet or another mobile device to help you manage... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Get Bike Loan In Chennai

    HBB | Guest Author
    4 May 2015 | 6:28 am
    How to get a bike loan? Bike is one of the most popular vehicles. It is easily affordable and the best part about bike is that you can easily travel... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Memory Cards – Shrinking The Storage Space

    Ram kumar
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:34 am
    Do you remember the first storage device you have used? The very first one? I remember it very well. It was a Floppy Drive. I didn’t have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Social Media: What Has It Given Us?

    Ram kumar
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    It’s rather strange to cast our minds back ten or fifteen years ago to the time when social media only existed as a breakthrough industry... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dell Vostro models and their features

    S.Pradeep Kumar
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:14 am
    Everyone has a laptop now. Just like we have a smartphones we also have a laptops for majority of our online and business works. We moved on from our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Terry White's Tech Blog

  • An Affordable Thunderbolt 2 Dock with 4K and Dual Display Support

    Terry White
    6 May 2015 | 9:11 pm
    For years now my MacBook Pro has been my primary computer. Now my only desktop computer is my Mac OS X Server. Having a MacBook Pro doesn’t mean that I don’t have a ton of peripherals that I need to connect. The last thing I want to do when I leave or return from a trip is connect a bunch of cables. That’s where a Thunderbolt 2 dock comes in. Although I’ve used a Belkin one for years now, people are always asking for a lower priced alternative. Elgato has created one the fits the bill nicely. For a hundred dollars less than the competition you still get 2 Thunderbolt 2…
  • Why You Should Enable Dual Redundancy on Your Drobo

    Terry White
    5 May 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Like you, my data is very important to me. I have several backups and offsite cloud backups too. In my home office I use a Drobo 5D connected to my Mac OS X Server as well as a second Drobo 5N to backup the Drobo 5D. The whole reason to have a Drobo is so that if one of your hard drives fail your data will be protected and you can just keep working. You’ll probably replace the failed drive with a larger one since larger drives come out every year. The one thing we don’t really think about is what happens if two drives fail at the same time? Normally this means you’re screwed…
  • A Behind The Scenes Look: LIVE broadcast of my Piedmont Park sunset shoot

    Terry White
    4 May 2015 | 9:11 pm
    It’s always fun to get out and shoot on my free time. Now with the Periscope App it’s easier than ever to invite people to watch live. This past weekend I did a live broadcast from my sunset shoot at Piedmont Park in Atlanta Georgia. I had over 100 people watching my short broadcast. With Periscope the broadcasts can be uploaded for replay for a 24 hour period. After that they are pretty much history. Sure Periscope allows you to save the video to your camera roll, but that video doesn’t include any of the comments or interactions (hearts) you received during your broadcast.
  • Review: Elgato Avea iPhone, iPad & Apple Watch Controlled LED Lightbulb

    Terry White
    3 May 2015 | 9:11 pm
    I love home automation products. My first X10 remote controlled lights date back to the early 1980’s. Long before smartphones and bluetooth wireless. I always thought it was cool to be able to remote control several lights, appliances, etc. all from one control pad or timer module. I haven’t looked that the advancements that closely over the years, but when the Elgato Avea came across my review desk I was excited. The Avea Dynamic Mood Light is a 7W bluetooth controlled LED lightbulb. Unlike other products on the market this one doesn’t require a network connection or any…
  • A Fast Thunderbolt/USB 3 Portable SSD

    Terry White
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:11 pm
    You can never have too much storage and fast external storage is even better. A few years back I bought the first Elgato External SSD and my only complaint with it was the fact that it only had a single Thunderbolt port. That pretty much killed the use that I thought I would have for it which was to boot from it during certain presentations. Since the MacBook Pros back then only had one Thunderbolt port I couldn’t connect the drive and an external display/projector at the same time. Fast forward to today and the NEW Elgato Thunderbolt Drive + and while we still get a single Thunderbolt…
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  • Mindy Kaling’s TV Show Gets Canceled By Fox But Hulu Might Pick It Up

    Val Powell
    6 May 2015 | 10:47 pm
    After months of speculation, Fox finally cancels the The Mindy Project. Reports say that Mindy Kaling’s comedy series won’t be picked up for a fourth season at Fox. The series, about a successful doctor who dreams of getting her personal and romantic life on track, was already facing an uncertain future. The network considers the show’s ratings not up to broadcast standards, despite a cult following and strong online viewing and social media presence. . @MindyProjectFOX with Cambridge native @mindykaling canceled at Fox, eyes move to Hulu.…
  • Sarah Cudd: Inspiring Viral Video Shows Soldier Finishing A Grueling 12-Mile Trek

    Val Powell
    6 May 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Army Captain Sarah Cudd showed the world what “never quitting” looks like in a viral video of her crossing the finishing line after a grueling race. The video showed Cudd struggling to finish the final 50 feet of a brutal 12-mile run while being cheered on by her fellow soldiers. The 12-Mile Foot March is the last in a line of rigorous tests that soldiers who want to earn their Expert Field Medical Badge have to pass. The trek had to be finished in three hours while carrying a 35 lb. rucksack and a 5 lb. weapon. Capt. Sarah Cudd pictures…
  • Zooey Deschanel Doesn’t Buy That Skinny Is Better

    Mike Tuttle
    6 May 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Zooey Deschanel is known for marching to the beat of her own drum. Whether in her films or in the music that she makes as She & Him with M. Ward, her fans know her as someone who isn’t interested in being the latest glamorous bit of gossip. Zoey Deschanel told Cosmopolitan recently that the secret to her work is that she does what she likes first. “I’m very focused. I work all the time, but I do what I love and I don’t care what people think of it. You don’t become successful by trying to be ‘a success.’ You become successful by doing things that…
  • Star Wars: J.J. Abrams Cut Some Earlier Film References

    Mike Tuttle
    6 May 2015 | 7:54 pm
    Star Wars fans already seem to feel that the franchise they know and love is in good hands with J.J. Abrams at the helm. One of the bigger problems with the Star Wars prequel films was that the writing got a bit stilted. If Abrams’ handling of Star Trek is any indication, the new Star Wars could be the richest one yet. One indication that Abrams is handling his responsibility to the franchise with teh respect it deserves is what he left out of the new film. Apparently there were several blatant references to the original Start Wars trilogy within the new film. Some were left in, if they…
  • Kylie Jenner Comes Clean: These Aren’t My Lips

    Mike Tuttle
    6 May 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Kylie Jenner has caught a lot of flak for allegedly artificially enhancing her lip size. But now that the truth is out, the issue with her mouth may be her foot in it. Kylie Jenner created a minor scandal when she posted — then deleted — an Instagram pic that showed her with obviously bulging lips. the research project of tabloid fever dreams was launched. RadarOnline recruited help from a pro to determine if Kylie was getting injections to plump her lips. “It appears she has had hyaluronic acid injected into her lips. This is administered via fillers such as Juvederm and…
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  • Android M to Make an Appearance at the Google I/O?

    Arpit Verma
    6 May 2015 | 10:18 pm
    The Google I/O is just around the corner and while the excitement is all around maybe a new device or two or even a new Android version, there has been no clear indications that any of the two will happen. Untill now. Google yesterday put up the final schedule of the Google I/O to give the developers a clarity on what each of the sessions will offer and it was here where Google dropped a major hint that maybe, the next Android version which is most likely to be called Android M to start off with will be shown off. Android M made an appearance in the description of the new Android For Work…
  • BeThere is an Interesting App that Informs your Friends of your Plans

    Arpit Verma
    4 May 2015 | 9:10 pm
    We have all used the likes of Facebook or even Swarm to checkin to the places that we are currently in so that we would be able to collaborate or quickly fix a meeting with people we know of, just in case they happen to be at the same venue at the time. However, the major problem with Facebook or even Swarm is that you can only check into a place when you have reached the place. What if you have made the plan and know that you would be sipping on Starbucks Coffee at 5 PM in the evening today at Palladium? BeThere is an application that would help you do that and checkin well into the future…
  • Yu Yureka Will be Available for Open Sale on May 6th

    Arpit Verma
    3 May 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Yu, the sister brand of Micromax Mobile has decided to make its current flagship device, the Yureka available for open sale on May 6th and 7th. The device so far was available only on the days of the flash sale for which you needed to register to be eligible. With several Yu Yureka devices already sold and the next Yu device just about around the corner, it is sure shot that this is the way to totally get rid of the stocks. Also with registrations and quick buyout time, you would think that plenty of people have disillusioned themselves about Yu and, as a result the sales may have dropped,…
  • Anonymous Commenting Application Secret is Shutting Down

    Arpit Verma
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Secret, possibly the most talked about application of the entire of last year, is going off the grids now. The application basically allowed you to send anonymous messages about people to your friends, who if responded to them, the message will be automatically shared further down the line with their set of friends who can also comment upon them to trickle them further. However, because of the anonymous nature of the application, people have largely used Secret as a mean bitching machine, passing rude and vulgar comments, not least for the people who they do not like. As a result of this,…
  • Microsoft Announces that Windows 10 will run iOS and Android Apps

    Arpit Verma
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:32 pm
    In what was easily the most interesting announcement of last night’s BUILD Conference where Microsoft gave out more details to the developers about its upcoming Windows 10 release, it was announced that Windows 10 as an Operating System will now support both iOS and Android applications, which would in some ways help bridge the gap between mobile and desktop app availability. Microsoft announced that it has come up with a quick way which would basically allow Windows 10 to quickly compile Android apps that are written in Java or C++ so that you can enjoy them on your desktops or…
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  • Video Sales Blueprint Review - Sam Bakker and Sam Robinson

    1 May 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Today I want to introduce you to a system called "Video Sales Blueprint" that's going to help you to create and record videos with Video Motion Pro that "Sell".Not only that - the Sam's (Yes there are two of them) have also packaged up some of the best video resources graphics and video motion backgrounds the market has seen all year. You can find out more about it here:'s what it includes: - Step by step training on how to create converting videos for your sales videos.- Some of our highest converting Video Script templates you can use and implement in your…
  • 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
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    TechChunks: Latest Technology Tips, Gadgets, SEO, Blogging, Social Media

  • Technology Behind Pinhole Glasses

    Tom Boggle
    6 May 2015 | 3:58 am
    How do Pinhole glasses (spectacles, eyeglasses or sunglasses) work? Pinhole glasses are modern technology miracles as they allow people with blurry vision to see clear objects without the need of prescription lenses and glasses. They are an alternative to corrective glasses and can be used to improve vision and sight. The design and shape of pinhole glasses is similar to normal frames, with one small difference, the pinhole glasses have tiny holes in the lenses. The pinholes are made of an opaque sheet that has tiny holes on it, and is attached to frames. They can be worn like normal glasses.
  • Should You Buy Lumia 640 and 640XL?

    2 May 2015 | 10:37 pm
    You can call Lumia Smartphones ‘underdogs’ of smartphone industry. Their sales, compared to Apple’s and Samsung’s are fewer. Despite the mighty Microsoft and the Windows backing it up, Lumia’s share in the market barely touches 3 percent mark. But don’t be fooled with their share of pie. The new smartphones in series, Lumia 640 and 640 XL are one of the best budget smartphones released by Microsoft. These phones feature a size of 5.7 inches (XL) and runs on some impressive piece of hardware. But it all comes down to whether it’s the phone for you – should you buy it? Here, I…
  • 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…
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    The Lantronix Blog

  • The Lantronix 10-Minute Challenge!

    Mariano Goluboff
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
    With our legacy of the 30-minute challenge, where Lantronix would demonstrate adding network connectivity to serial devices, we’re upping the stakes. Here’s the 10-minute challenge for connecting your device to the Internet of Things! The xPico Wi-Fi comes with not just network connectivity, but with Lantronix SmartSuite applications that make it easy to quickly deploy IoT enabled, mobile ready systems. It’s not just a serial port to TCP tunnel connection anymore, but a number of both network and serial port applications that you can choose from by just configuring the device. Of…
  • InteropNet SDN Lab to Feature the SLC 8000

    Mark Tullio
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Lantronix will be showcasing a live demonstration of its new SLC 8000 – advanced modular console manager – and other infrastructure management solutions at the upcoming Interop Las Vegas 2015 booth #1058. Designed to reduce deployment and management complexity and costs by providing secure, centralized out-of-band management to distributed IT equipment, the new SLC 8000 can be expanded from eight to 48 ports by customers in the field with ease while allowing them to mix and match RJ45 with USB console connections using 16-port I/O modules that are also individually available for purchase.
  • 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…
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    Trending Technologies | TripleTremelo

  • Handy tips about the Apple Watch

    Nidhi Mathew
    6 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    So Apple releases one of the most talked about gadgets in history and people have already started to experiment with the watch to see how they can make it better. While the Apple Watch is associated with the iPhone and was designed to serve people who own an iPhone, some genius minds have managed to hack into the technology and enable the watch to run without an iPhone. Jailbreaking, which simply means breaking the limitations the manufacturer has created to use a device the way you like is something that has enabled the Apple Watch to work without the iPhone. Although, by removing the…
  • Windows 10 expands horizons

    Nidhi Mathew
    6 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    With a view to increase popularity of the Windows 10 platform, Microsoft has now made the platform available to various application developers. This means Windows 10 will support multiple operating systems and applications including iOS and Android. This concept was first adapted by Blackberry when they launched their Blackberry Playbook Tablet. This tablet came with a QNX based operating system that had all complete access to all Android based applications. It also supported a number of iOS applications. The Blackberry Playbook was very famous and highly appreciated all over the world.
  • Apple Watch users report tattoo problems

    Daris Abraham
    6 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    Apple is yet again making the headlines, however, this time not for one of their new launches, but for the issues creeping up with their new watch. Apple recently came up a watch that could read and display heart rate. Ever since then, there have been many news reports of the watch not functioning accurately on tattooed wrists. A recent internet investigation was launched to get to the root of these reviews and here’s what they discovered. The rear sensors of the watch were not able to gather the readings accurately on tattooed hands due to heavy ink pigments. The heart ratings recorded…
  • “Attack on Titan” game gets new trailer; release date, price, and purchase bonus revealed

    Daris Abraham
    6 May 2015 | 9:22 am
    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains, a well-played game based on the popular anime and manga series is coming out with its new phase Nintendo 3DS. A new trailer, which was launched recently, gives a good glimpse of the new characters of the game. The new version of the game is projected to be released on the 12th of May 2015, and is slated to be priced at or around $39.99, as announced by Humanity in Chains publishing. The trailer is already gathering a lot of positive reviews. The trailer takes the viewers on a journey into the world of “Attack on Titan”. In this version, players will be…
  • Facebook provides developers with a free platform

    Nidhi Mathew
    6 May 2015 | 9:08 am
    Considering the recent stir Net Neutrality created in the internet world, Facebook has decided to launch a platform that will enable all developers to provide their ideas and applications on a free platform. The main objective behind Facebook’s launch of is to encourage developers, who don’t have enough money to promote their ideas. This effort will also encourage low income groups to use online services and take advantage of technology and the internet. Facebook plans on launching this platform on Monday. The platform is free and will be available to developers all over…
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  • Review: BlackBerry Leap

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    6 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Text and photos by Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla The past eight months have been a bountiful harvest for BlackBerry in terms of smartphone models. They introduced the BlackBerry Passport, the BlackBerry Classic and now they are pushing out the all-touch BlackBerry Leap as a midrange option.
  • Oculus Rift announces it is shipping Q1 of 2016 with pre orders later this year

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    6 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    The much anticipated and widely copied AR/VR headset Oculus Rift is slated to finally ship in Q1 of 2016 with pre-orders beginning at the end of the year. This means that competition has a window to get a jump on the Oculus Rift before it makes it out to consumers. The Rift delivers on the dream of consumer VR with compelling content, a full ecosystem, and a fully-integrated hardware/software tech stack designed specifically for virtual reality. It’s a system designed by a team of extremely passionate gamers, developers, and engineers to reimagine what gaming can be. Intrested…
  • Applebot is Apple's in-house web crawler for Siri and Spotlight

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    6 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    Apple confirmed its Applebot web crawler which is an in-house search engine crawler. Applebot is currently used to power services like Siri and Spotlight on iOS and OS X platforms but could very well evolve as a standalone search engine if Apple finds that necessary (i.e. as a default search in its Safari browser). Note that Apple did not renew an agreement with Google for search service and since Apple has been shedding Google services (Maps) for some time now, it may decide to re-enter search even for its own uses. Apple has historically worked on search engine functionality for the web,…
  • PanaCast 2 is the world’s first panoramic-4K USB camera with natural human perspective

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    6 May 2015 | 5:09 am
    Altia Systems launched the PanaCast 2 video camera, the industry’s first Panoramic-4K Plug-and-Play USB video camera. With its 180° wide, 54° tall field of view and Panoramic-4K resolution, PanaCast 2 delivers exceptionally clear video with a human visual perspective. It helps people collaborate more effectively, improving productivity. The new product simply plugs into a computer’s USB port and works with popular web collaboration apps, like Skype and WebEx.
  • Nonda's Hub + for new MacBook gains momentum on Kickstarter

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    5 May 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Apple's exciting new MacBook is starting to show up and while it features one singular USB Type-C port, it has opened up a lot of opportunities for third-party companies to create solutions for this limitation. Hub+ offers 2 USB-C ports, 1 SDXC card reader, 1 Display port , 3 USB-A \ charging ports plus one built-in lithium ion battery to charge ANY phone which makes it a must-have accessory for any serious MacBook user. Interested buyers can head over to Kickstarter and pledge US $79.00 (the price of an Apple adaptor) you get all the above ports in your colour of choice. Five of the 10…
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  • Guide to Downgrade Yureka to CM11 KitKat from Cyanogen OS 12 [Working Method]

    6 May 2015 | 1:24 am
    A few weeks back, the much awaited Cyanogen OS 12 update was officially rolled out for YU Yureka smartphone. Soon after, a lot of Yureka users updated their device to CM12 based on Android 5.0 to taste the all new Lollipop OS. Sadly, the long wait wasn’t worth as lot of users are facing several issues with CM12s on Yureka and want to revert back to the CM11 Kitkat OS. Some of the known issues with CM12 Lollipop on Yureka include: Black screen during calls ( Proximity Issue ) Unable to sync Google data/GPS Force close/ Unable to download apps Low Sound Slow phone/ Lags in transitions…
  • Guide to Downgrade OnePlus One from CM12 to CM11

    Cosmic Paladin
    5 May 2015 | 5:42 am
    OnePlus One is more than a year old now but still manages to be in the hub of the latest news for one or other reasons and more often than not its around the software updates. The long overdue CM12s was released few weeks ago by Cyanogen and last week, 100% of the devices have received the OTA push (this does not mean 100% of the OnePlus One devices are on CM12s official but the OTA push was initiated to all of the devices across the world and with the next possible chance, the user when on Cyanogen will be notified for an upgrade). We have used this latest update from day 1 and found it to…
  • Best 5.5-inch Android phones under Rs. 10,000 in India – Strengths and Weaknesses

    Cosmic Paladin
    5 May 2015 | 1:07 am
    In the last couple of years, we have moved across different times and different notions to arrive at a point where 10,000–15,000 INR can fetch some wicked awesome specifications built into some decent hardware which we couldn’t have even dreamed about couple of years ago. These are a new breed of phones that have broken the shackles of conventional business models and procedures, these are the flagship killers and their clan which include both entry and mid-level phones as well. These phones around the 10,000 INR range bring in tons of features like good cameras, gorgeous…
  • LG unveils G4 – Testimony to the Journey of Legendary Flagships

    Cosmic Paladin
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:58 am
    Quick Specs Comparison – LG G2 LG G3 LG G4 Display 5.2 inches IPS LCD 1080 x 1920 pixels 423 ppi 5.5 inches QHD 1440 x 2560 pixels 538 ppi 5.5 inches Quantum Display 1440 x 2560 pixels 538 ppi Processor & GPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 Quad core, 2260 MHz, Adreno 330 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC Quad core, 2500 MHz, Adreno 330 Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Dual-core 1.8 GHz & quad-core 1.44 GHz  Adreno 418 Internal Memory 32 GB Fixed 32 GB + Expandable upto 128GB 32 GB + Expandable upto 2TB RAM 2GB 2GB/ 3GB 3GB Camera  13MP f/2.4  + 2.1MP Optical Image Stabilization (OIS),…
  • Guide to Install MIUI v6 ROM on OnePlus One

    Cosmic Paladin
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:57 pm
    OnePlus One is a beast of a phone and there have been lots of options about custom ROMs that one can try. One of the most elusive one has been the MIUI and especially the v6. There was a team working on this one but unfortunately the project got terminated for some reason. However looks like someone has been working on this in the background and we’ve got hold of flashable zip released/built on the 27th of April 2015 and guess what, its the MIUI v6! We had done an article earlier on how to install the Official MIUI v5 on the OnePlus One and we are back for the one with the MIUI v6.
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    PR Newswire: Consumer Technology

  • ARCA Announces Technology Partnership With Eataly at EXPO 2015

    7 May 2015 | 1:12 am
    IVREA, Italy, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Eataly Open-innovation Strategy Integrates ARCA / CTS Technology Improving Back Office Cash Management   ARCA, a worldwide leader in cash and payment automation, announced today that its Italian subsidiary, CTS Solutions, is...
  • E-House to Report First Quarter 2015 Financial Results on May 19, 2015

    7 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    SHANGHAI, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- E-House (China) Holdings Limited ("E-House") (NYSE: EJ), a leading real estate services company in China, today announced that it will report its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 before the U.S. markets...
  • Leju to Report First Quarter 2015 Financial Results on May 19, 2015

    7 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    BEIJING, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leju Holdings Limited ("Leju" or the "Company") (NYSE: LEJU), a leading online-to-offline, or O2O, real estate services provider in China, today announced that it will report its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended on March 31,...
  • Northrop Grumman Provides Insights into the Vital Capabilities for Future Defence and Security

    7 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    LONDON, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has published the final two articles and a video interview in its series providing insights into some of the key challenges for national defence and security in the UK and the capabilities that will be vital...
  • Response to announcement by TelecityGroup plc

    6 May 2015 | 11:16 pm
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix, Inc. ("Equinix") notes the recent announcement by TelecityGroup plc ("TelecityGroup"). Equinix confirms that it is in preliminary discussions with the Board of TelecityGroup regarding a possible cash and share offer for...
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    Monday Note

  • Circa: What went wrong

    Frédéric Filloux
    4 May 2015 | 12:23 am
    by Frederic Filloux Circa, the clever smartphone news app, failed to live up to its promises. The fiasco stems from the smartphone advertising market’s inherent weakness, from Circa’s inability to catch up with evolving reading habits, and from an insufficient editorial proposition.  In mid-2013, many were praising Circa. The app was kind of unique at the time (see this Monday Note about it); it was built on a clever news flow rearrangement, truncated for faster reading; quotes were pulled out, sources listed apart in a precise manner. Circa gave readers the ability to follow-up on a…
  • Three Slides Then Shut Up – The Art Of The Pitch

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    4 May 2015 | 12:19 am
    by Jean-Louis Gassée This week, we look at pitches, at the stories entrepreneurs tell investors. The best pitches aren’t really pitches. Dumping one’s entire body of knowledge on easily bored investors won’t help. The best pitch is one that quickly moves from monologue to conversation. The First 70 Minutes of The Hour. When, in 2002, I was invited to join the ranks of venture investors by Barry Weinman, my Gentleman Capitalist mentor, I voiced a concern: I didn’t want to go blind looking at PowerPoint presentations for the rest of my life. Gentleman that he is, Barry didn’t — and…
  • Featured On Tim Cook’s Keynote – What It Takes

    Frédéric Filloux
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    by Frederic Filloux At last October’s introduction of the new iPad Air, the creators of a clever iOS app named Replay were invited on stage. To get there, they went through a selection process that illustrates Apple’s perfectionism — and hidden application sophistication. In September 2014, while at the Stupeflix Paris office, Nicolas Steegmann got a call from Apple in Cupertino. Once the caller identified herself, Nicolas knew something up. The contact came after Stupeflix presentations to Apple’s team in Paris. In rather elliptic terms, Steegman’s interlocutor said…
  • Comcast Folds. No Dancing In the Streets Yet

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    by Jean-Louis Gassée We may have dodged the Comcast/Time Warner bullet but we’re still far from getting rid of the antiquated set-top boxes and cable modems that only exist to protect juicy old business models. We can breathe a sigh of relief: The proposed $45B merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC) is dead. When the merger was announced with size-appropriate fanfare just before Valentine’s Day, 2014, normal humans saw the deal as clearly dangerous. How could “Concast”, a company that’s unanimously despised and indisputably abusive, be allowed to bear down with even…
  • Funding Innovation: France’s Image Problem 

    Frédéric Filloux
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
      by Frederic Filloux The French government didn’t foresee the negative ripple effect of its interventionism in the Dailymotion case. VCs and entrepreneurs are appalled. It’s time to rethink the French way of funding innovation. (Part 2 or 2) Last week, we looked at the pathetic Dailymotion saga.  Once described as “one the best French startups”, Dailymotion was funded, for a large part, with public money, then put on life support by Orange, patriotically protected by two economy ministers, and finally sold to media conglomerate Vivendi. The transaction did…
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  • The Biggest Movie Sets Ever Used in Cinema

    Dave LeClair
    6 May 2015 | 7:30 pm
    It takes a lot to make a movie. Not only are there all of the people behind and in front of the camera, but there’s also the sets on which the magic is made. Some sets are simple, and some are far more elaborate. Some movie sets are just so big that they dwarf those used in your average film. Which movie sets are the biggest in history? What are the backstories on some of these movie sets? Check out the infographic below for a detailed look at some sets that will absolutely blow your mind. Via Wallpaper DirectRead the full article: The Biggest Movie Sets Ever Used in Cinema
  • What Would Be On Your Ultimate Smartwatch? [We Ask You]

    Dave Parrack
    6 May 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Smartwatches are smart. The clue is in the name. But they could be smarter. Better. More desirable. Because while this first generation of smartwatches are OK, they’re far from perfect. Let’s fix that by building the ultimate smartwatch. Smarting For a Smarter Smartwatch The Apple Watch is now out in the wild, with the earliest adopters already wearing the smartwatch so cool even James Bond would want one. There are also several Apple Watch alternatives already on the market, most of which are powered by Android Wear. However, as nice as these smartwatches may be, none of them are…
  • How Safe Are Your Friends? (And How To Securely Donate To a Disaster Area)

    Angela Alcorn
    6 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
    “I’m Safe”. Just what you wanted to hear. In recent years it’s been noted that, despite almost everyone having mobile phones, it’s still incredibly difficult to get information in and out from a disaster area. Some startups have developed apps that use mesh networks to communicate between mobile users, such as Firechat and Serval. But there is more that can be done to connect the people within a disaster area with the rest of the world, and to get help to the people in need. Meanwhile, Facebook has really moved on from being just a place to poke your…
  • Settings and Syncing: Firefox versus Chrome

    Sandy Stachowiak
    6 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Whether you primarily use your browser for work or play; speed, reliability, settings, and features are essential. Firefox and Chrome are top browser choices, each with their own benefits. So, is there a “best choice” between the two? Let’s look at a few differences. Browser Settings Browser settings provide the most basic options for setting up, organizing, and using your browser to its potential. How many settings are available, how accessible they are, and to what extent each can be configured is important. Why? Because when it comes to using your browser you want the most vibrant…
  • 5 Social Alarm Apps to Help You Get out of Bed

    Kayla Matthews
    6 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Traditionally, alarms have been a private matter. Other than your family or roommates, no one had to know which alarms you ignored or how many times you pressed snooze. However, if you keep sleeping through your alarm because it’s so easy to turn off or you’re just sick of the same old digital beeping, these social alarm clock apps can shake up your routine for the better. More than just an alarm clock, these five apps harness both the fun and the potential humiliation of social media to help you wake up and manage your time better throughout the day....Read the full article: 5…
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  • Unfold Your Creativity: 40 Stunning Origami Artworks

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    6 May 2015 | 10:26 pm
    If you’re enthusiastic about paper folding as a craft, it’s good to know a bit more about the history of origami. While no one person can take credit for inventing the craft, the art of paper folding is nearly as ancient as paper itself. In fact, there are records of both Japanese and Chinese origami histories going as far back as the fifth century. However, it is generally acknowledged that paper was first created about 105 A.D. in China. The Japanese first put paper to use around the sixth century. While it’s true that other ethnicities engaged in different forms of paper…
  • Use Protection: 30 Great iPad Cases

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    5 May 2015 | 10:35 pm
    If you have an iPad, there’s a big chance that a lot of what you do revolves around it. It could have your daily schedule, as well as some of your most important notes. It could have all the apps that you need for work, as well as those that you need to track your day to day routine such as exercise routines, food intake, and a lot more. It is also likely that your iPad has a lot of things that could keep you entertained for hours. It will definitely have your favorite MP3s, movies, and videos, as well as a few of your favorite games. Knowing how much you have invested into it, the need to…
  • 50 Crazy Stairs from Around the World

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    4 May 2015 | 10:25 pm
    The stairs inside any structure are often dismissed as just a functional part of the building, nothing more. Although they are designed to aesthetically blend in with the rest of your interior or exterior, they are often not styled in such a way that they become the center of attention. Symbolism in Stairs There is so much more to a staircase than meets the eye. In fact, stairs have been used to symbolize a number of different things. In Freemasonry, stairs symbolize different lessons learned, eventually leading to a much higher level of knowledge. In literature, it is said that stairs…
  • An Insight into History: 30 Creative Propaganda Posters

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    3 May 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Throughout history, there have been a number of tactics employed by governments to sway public opinion. Some of their favorite tools included propaganda radio and TV broadcasts but perhaps the most amazing way they managed to circulate propaganda is by way of posters. Looking back, propaganda posters have been used in different periods by different rulers all over the world and while they might not have been appreciated at that time, the propaganda posters were all so cleverly designed that having the public swayed by the message would come as no surprise. Old Propaganda Posters Looking at…
  • 25 Stunning “Save The Date” Designs

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    30 Apr 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Getting married is that one great event in anybody’s life that sends a barrage of human emotions in one great package. It can cause happiness in finally getting to the end of that big race of finding your one true love, but could also cause sadness at the thought of letting go of a few things that belongs to your single life. It sends in that level of excitement as you look forward to what’s ahead, but also adds that tinge of fear at the uncertainty that will follow. Despite this threatening mix of emotions, the fact still remains that marriage is something that not only two people should…
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    Technology News from SciGuru Science News

  • MIT Energy Initiative releases report on the future of solar energy

    5 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    Solar energy holds the best potential for meeting humanity’s future long-term energy needs while cutting greenhouse gas emissions — but to realize this potential will require increased emphasis on developing lower-cost technologies and more effective deployment policy, says a comprehensive new study, titled “The Future of Solar Energy,” released today by the MIT Energy...
  • Engineering the Smallest Crack in the World

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    A new procedure will enable researchers to fabricate smaller, faster, and more powerful nanoscale devices ─ and do so with molecular control and precision. Using a single layer of carbon atoms, or graphene, nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have invented a new way of fabricating nanostructures that contain well-defined, atomic-sized gaps. The results from the UC San...
  • A new simplified model predicts patterns that form from honey-like fluids

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:36 am
    Drizzling honey on toast can produce mesmerizing, meandering patterns, as the syrupy fluid ripples and coils in a sticky, golden thread. Dribbling paint on canvas can produce similarly serpentine loops and waves. The patterns created by such viscous fluids can be reproduced experimentally in a setup known as a “fluid mechanical sewing machine,” in which an overhead nozzle...
  • Cloud security reaches silicon

    22 Apr 2015 | 10:33 am
     In the last 10 years, computer security researchers have shown that malicious hackers don’t need to see your data in order to steal your data. From the pattern in which your computer accesses its memory banks, adversaries can infer a shocking amount about what’s stored there.
  • New tabletop detector “sees” single electrons

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:07 am
    MIT physicists have developed a new tabletop particle detector that is able to identify single electrons in a radioactive gas. As the gas decays and gives off electrons, the detector uses a magnet to trap them in a magnetic bottle. A radio antenna then picks up very weak signals emitted by the electrons, which can be used to map the electrons’ precise activity over several milliseconds...
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  • Review Of The Saatva Mattress – Simply Put A Great Choice

    14 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    The Saatva mattress  is built with a high quality feature known as “coil on coil construction” Their lower coil unit has a connected hourglass shaped steel support base and their top coil unit features a luxurious individually wrapped coil system. This eliminates motion transfer, which ensures that the rest of the bed does not get any movement. What type of mattresses does Saatva offer? Plush Soft is for one who likes to feel their mattress hugging them yet giving support. The coils are individually wrapped with softer and conforming foams that creates a mattress that hugs to one’s…
  • Review Of The Leesa Mattress – Were Quality Isn’t Compromised By Budget

    14 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    Leesa mattresses are designed to be great for all body shapes and all types of sleepers. Leesa mattresses were started by owners who had difficulty in sleeping, they had tried many brands to no avail. They had tried out all sorts of mattresses with all sorts of benefits going from the coil to memory foam but nothing worked for them. They then approached a friend and asked him how he would design a mattress to give one a good sleep. He replied saying that he would take out everything that people have been adding to justify high prices. From this thought they completely redesigned a mattress…
  • Review Of The Tuft And Needle Mattress – Is This The Solution To Sleeping Well?

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:49 am
    The Tuft & Needle Mattress is a high quality “Polyether”  foam mattress. It has been designed to be a single  foam yet firm  mattress. Their mattress has been designed to support the natural posture of your spine, which in turn relieves back, shoulder and neck problems. The mattress breathes naturally  so you don’t get hot and sticky during the night. Tuft & Needle claim that they decided on “Polyether”  as against memory and latex foam due to; Memory foam, which is comfortable in the beginning, it does not offer healthy support and it becomes hot during the night.
  • Review Of The DaVinci Vape – A Neat Product By Ascent

    3 Apr 2015 | 5:44 am
    The DaVinci is a great portable vaporizer for dry herbs and essential oils. Its innovative temperature-control option makes it a top contender for vaporizing dry herbs in an easy manner The DaVinci looks, feels and hits like a top quality product. Which is quality one should expect at the $199 price tag. The ability to map out and manage the exact temperature at any given time positively affects the vaporizing experience almost instantly. Note: this is a DaVinci Vaporizer review, click here to visit the official website. The product is relatively small and can easily fit in a jacket pocket or…
  • Review Of The Hurom Masticating Slow Juicer – Not Bad At All

    3 Apr 2015 | 5:34 am
    When you are serious about trying to stay healthy, it is always important to have a high-nutrient, low-caloric intake of juice in your nutritional diet. Of course it is a long and taxing process to make juice, unless you happen to have a juicer. And to be on the top of the nutritional tree, one can’t do with just any old juicer however. Slow juicing is the new best way to get the best out of vegetables and fruits in a liquid form. We are now going to look at the Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer which only costs around $330 as it tries to make its way into your household. Note: this is a Hurom…
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    Insivia Marketing + Web Design

  • How Law Firms Build Connections on Social Media That Matter

    6 May 2015 | 6:43 am
    Social media has changed the way we communicate with each other, in both our personal and professional lives. Making connections on social media is becoming more important as years pass. There are many benefits to building these connections including: • Building a loyal following to your firm • Meeting like-minded professionals in the professional service industry • Forming strategic business partnerships • Having influencers in your career field promote your products or service Today, let’s go over the three steps you can take to build connections on social media that truly matter:…
  • Optimizing an Attorney LinkedIn Profile for Big Results

    30 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Interested in learning more? Check out our up-coming events for legal professionals here. [ May 14 | Seminar - Social Media 101 for Lawyers ]
  • Law Firm Marketing – Things to Consider When Starting Social Media Marketing

    28 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
    Social media and e-marketing with Law professionals is getting more and more prevalent as the overall use of social media marketing grows and becomes the norm for all types of businesses. However, law professionals have a lot to consider before diving into the deep end and going full force with social media marketing.   [ May 14 | Seminar - Social Media 101 for Lawyers ]   First, start with a smart strategy to make sure that your social media efforts are driving towards the “big picture” strategic goals for your firm. Not having a consistent and standard process when…
  • Law Firm Marketing – Getting People to Share Your Articles

    22 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    One of the biggest hesitations businesses have with creating content is the concern about whether its been seen. Lawyers, in particular, are busy. Writing articles may fall very low on their priority list. Especially if there isn’t a lot of confidence that their content will ever be viewed or shared with colleagues or potential clients. While no one can guarantee your content will go viral, there are ways to increase your contents visibility. Here are five things to consider:   [ May 14 | Seminar - Social Media 101 for Lawyers ]   1. Create Content On Current Events Keeping your…
  • Should My Law Firm Use Facebook?

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:09 am
    With over 1 billion users and 128 million people logging on every day in the U.S., Facebook is the second most trafficked site behind Google. Figuring out if Facebook is right for your law firm is pretty much a no-brainer – the stats alone make it impossible to ignore. Going beyond the numbers, Insivia’s CEO Andy Halko names a few reason why your firm should be taking advantage of all the benefits Facebook has to offer. Interested in learning more? Check out our up-coming events for legal professionals here. [ May 14 | Seminar - Social Media 101 for Lawyers ]
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    Top News - MIT Technology Review

  • Apple Has Plans for Your DNA

    5 May 2015 | 1:10 pm
    The iPhone could become a new tool in genetic studies.Of all the rumors ever to swirl around the world’s most valuable company, this may be the first that could involve spitting in a plastic cup.
  • Why Tesla Wants to Sell a Battery for Your Home

    1 May 2015 | 8:50 am
    Tesla launches a stationary battery aimed at companies with variable electricity rates and homes with solar panels.Seeking to expand its business beyond electric vehicles, Tesla Motors will sell stationary batteries for residential, commercial, and utility use under a new brand, Tesla Energy.
  • Small Display Bedevils Some Apple Watch Apps

    29 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The 3,500 apps available for the Apple Watch show the device’s promise and pitfalls.Nobody needs an Apple Watch, or any kind of smart watch, really; we haven’t quite figured out what to do with these things yet, beyond activity tracking and replicating the alerts you already get on your smartphone. But that isn’t stopping app makers from trying to figure out more things to do with wrist-worn gadgets. There are more than 3,500 apps available for the Apple Watch, which started selling this month from Apple’s website (though if you order now, you probably won’t get one until June).
  • IBM Shows Off a Quantum Computing Chip

    29 Apr 2015 | 2:55 pm
    A new superconducting chip made by IBM demonstrates a technique crucial to the development of quantum computers.A superconducting chip developed at IBM demonstrates an important step needed for the creation of computer processors that crunch numbers by exploiting the weirdness of quantum physics. If successfully developed, quantum computers could effectively take shortcuts through many calculations that are difficult for today’s computers.
  • Smartphone Secrets May Be Better Than a Password

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Researchers are investigating whether recalling text messages, calls, and Facebook likes could be a useful log-in strategy.Before you read this story, try to answer the following question: Who was the first person to text you today?
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  • X-Rite and Mylio Deliver the First Mobile Photo Editing App with Colour Management

    Joanne Carter
    6 May 2015 | 8:09 am
    The post X-Rite and Mylio Deliver the First Mobile Photo Editing App with Colour Management appeared first on TheAppWhisperer. X-Rite Photo Europe, the specialist distributor for X-Rite’s range of products aimed at the photographic and video market has today announced a partnership between X-Rite and MyLO Development LLC, creator […] The post X-Rite and Mylio Deliver the First Mobile Photo Editing App with Colour Management appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Pixelmator Coming Soon To Your iPhone!

    Joanne Carter
    6 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    The post Pixelmator Coming Soon To Your iPhone! appeared first on TheAppWhisperer. Pixelmator has been available for iPad and on Mac for sometime and very soon it will be available for iPhone too. It adds some amazing new features, too, such as […] The post Pixelmator Coming Soon To Your iPhone! appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • New iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Olloclip Case

    Joanne Carter
    6 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    The post New iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Olloclip Case appeared first on TheAppWhisperer. Olloclip have announced the brand new OLLOCASE for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, we have all been looking forward to its arrival. OLLOCASE is designed to work seamlessly with […] The post New iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Olloclip Case appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Mobile Photography/Art – PictureBook – Midnight Thorn – TheAppWhisperer

    Benamon Tame
    6 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    The post Mobile Photography/Art – PictureBook – Midnight Thorn – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer. We are absolutely delighted to publish Benamon Tame’s latest article (#36) to his PictureBook Column with us. PictureBook is full of creativity and imagery in words and in pictures. It […] The post Mobile Photography/Art – PictureBook – Midnight Thorn – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Mobile Photography Tutorial – Snapseed 2.0 in Depth: Part 3 (Stack) – TheAppWhisperer

    Jerry Jobe
    6 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    The post Mobile Photography Tutorial – Snapseed 2.0 in Depth: Part 3 (Stack) – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer. We are delighted to publish Part 3 of a new three part series with the upgraded Snapseed app tested by Jerry Jobe. This is an extensive tutorial and series and […] The post Mobile Photography Tutorial – Snapseed 2.0 in Depth: Part 3 (Stack) – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • National Stroke Awareness Month 2015 – Partake in the ‘Save a Life’ Campaign

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    6 May 2015 | 12:04 am
    A stroke (also known as cerebrovascular accident or CVA) is a serious, life-threatening condition that occurs when the blood supply to an area of the brain is cut off and the part of the body that the blood-deprived brain cells control stops working. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of adult disability. According to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 8, 00,000 people experience new or recurrent stroke each year. It is estimated that every 4 minutes, someone dies from this condition. However, it is…
  • Early Detection of Prostate Cancer Risks Helps in Better Disease Management

    Meghann Kiernan
    3 May 2015 | 10:17 pm
    Prostate cancer is one of the most common non-skin cancers and is a leading cause of death in American men. According to the 2014 estimates of the American Cancer Society, approximately 2, 33,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 29,000 men will die from the disease. One new case is diagnosed every 2.3 minutes and a man dies from this type of cancer every 18 minutes. Prostate cancer is largely found in older men 65 years or older and it affects one in seven men. It is estimated that there are about 3 million men currently living with this disease in the United States. There…
  • EHRs Can Predict the Risk of Sepsis at an Early Stage, Says UC Davis Researchers

    Natalie Tornese
    29 Apr 2015 | 1:23 am
    As per the National Institute of Health (NIH), around 750, 000 Americans are affected by severe sepsis every year and around 210, 000 of these people die. The major impediment to providing treatment for sepsis is that it is very hard to distinguish the disease in its early stages. However, UC Davis researchers found it is possible to predict the early stages of sepsis with the routine information (blood pressure, respiratory rate, temperature and white blood cell count) from EHRs. Since it is hard to distinguish sepsis earlier, patients are not often screened for blood lactate levels. As…
  • Autism “in Utero” Can Be Detected with Routine Ultrasound Scans

    Julie Clements
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:29 am
    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that is usually diagnosed in childhood but lasts a lifetime. Over the last couple of decades, there has been a tremendous rise in this condition. CDC statistics show that Autism Spectrum Disorders currently affect approximately 1 in 88 children born in the United States. Several controversies exist regarding the stage at which this condition can be dictated through an ultrasound scan. A study, led by Michigan State University earlier in 2013 found that an ultrasound scan within the first few days of life may already be able to…
  • Efficient Medical Billing Processes Enhance Patient Satisfaction

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Physicians depend on medical billing and coding departments to submit claims to insurance companies. Poorly managed processes affect not only practice revenue but also patients. Patient statements are generated based on what insurance companies do not cover. Reviewing statements before they are sent out to patients can help detect errors if any and improve customer satisfaction in addition to preventing delayed payments, costly fines, and loss of revenue. Errors that Result in Wrong Statements Before the statement is sent to the patient, ensure that the following errors have not been made:…
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  • Pixelmator vs Gimp: Comparing Inexpensive Photoshop Alternatives for Mac

    George Tinari
    6 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
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  • How to Find Who’s Tracking You Online (And How to Stop Them)

    Khamosh Pathak
    6 May 2015 | 10:30 am
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    Ashish Mundhra
    6 May 2015 | 9:30 am
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    6 May 2015 | 7:30 am
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    Khamosh Pathak
    5 May 2015 | 10:30 am
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  • What dessert do you think Android M will be named after?

    6 May 2015 | 2:08 pm
    What dessert do you think Android M will be named after? Read the rest of the story at
  • Microsoft dropped the latest version of its Office 2016 preview today. http://…

    4 May 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Microsoft dropped the latest version of its Office 2016 preview today. Office 2016 Public Preview now available - Office Blogs Today we’re expanding the Office 2016 Preview, making it available to Office users everywhere in preparation for general availability in Fall 2015. Office 2016 previewers will get an early look at the next release of Office on Windows desktop, but more importantly they’ll help to shape and improve t… Read the rest of the story at
  • Microsoft dropped the latest version of its Office 2016 preview today. http://…

    4 May 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Microsoft dropped the latest version of its Office 2016 preview today. Office 2016 Public Preview now available - Office Blogs Today we’re expanding the Office 2016 Preview, making it available to Office users everywhere in preparation for general availability in Fall 2015. Office 2016 previewers will get an early look at the next release of Office on Windows desktop, but more importantly they’ll help to shape and improve t… Read the rest of the story at
  • Latest from Microsoft machine learning!

    30 Apr 2015 | 6:50 pm Latest from Microsoft machine learning!How Old Do I Look? Read the rest of the story at
  • Latest from Microsoft machine learning!

    30 Apr 2015 | 6:50 pm Latest from Microsoft machine learning!How Old Do I Look? Read the rest of the story at
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    1E Blogs - Software Lifecycle Automation

  • Ask Sam – Vendor Compliance Program Links

    Ask Sam
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    Dear Sam, Do you have a list of vendor websites with compliance information? Yours, X   Dear X, I applaud you for wanting to get in front of vendor compliance issues.  Many vendors, but not all, offer information to aid their customers in license compliance responsibilities.  Of course, these sites are general in nature – they may not speak directly to the actual terms and conditions of your specific agreement(s) with the vendor.  Further, we’ve heard from users that some information may be out of date – so SAM reminds you to verify the information below before making any…
  • Starbucks gives away thousands of free coffees following a POS outage — is software systems management the problem?

    Matt Stone
    29 Apr 2015 | 8:03 am
    #TheFrappening Starbucks gave away thousands of free drinks last Friday after a massive Point of Sale (POS) outage. That may have been a hit with the lucky customers who got a free Frapuccino; however, it exposes just how vulnerable retailers are to POS systems failures and security threats. Savvy twitter users jumped on the opportunity to get free coffee as the hashtag #TheFrappening became a trending topic. And some journalists estimated that Starbucks lost around $3 million that day because of their retail computer outage. Although Starbucks was quick to respond, reassuring the public…
  • From the Factory to the User

    Gene Acker
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:33 am
    Streamlining Computer Delivery Processes Using 1E Shopping and SCCM We all come to rely on manufacturers. Every one of us has our preferred computer manufacturer, firewall manufacturer, VPN, and so on. In my case, I love 1E products, I have for 10 plus years. We already had Nomad (best money ever spent), and NightWatchman, and I had been looking at 1E’s Shopping for years. The reason I’m writing this blog post is because of the 1E Professional Services Consultant who did so much for us during this transition – Apurv Gupta. In my many – many times thanking Apurv for his genius, I…
  • Intelligent app stores using artificial neural networks

    Sasikanth Raghava
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:58 am
    Modern App-stores have evolved very quickly but the pricing models are very much out-dated and static in the sense that there is no quantitative way to intelligently estimate the price of an app depending upon the demand and usability of the app. In this article I have tried to answer the question ‘at what price should I sell my app?’ I have extended this idea to a dynamic and adaptive model wherein the prices can change depending upon demand. In both the cases I have estimated the total revenue returns. I have used Lagrange multipliers to arrive at the optimization of neural…
  • Learning and knowledge sharing culture at 1E

    Mamta Singh
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:58 am
    We 1E-ians , we simply adore 1E as a company for various reasons. To list a few: Diversity: We are a culturally diverse organisation with more than 32 nationalities working together across four offices on three continents. Amazing for an organisation the size of 1E. Product: We produce cutting edge technologies, used by some of the world’s largest organizations every day, and every individual that works here gets an opportunity to play a key role in their creation. Collaboration: You may have heard of some organisations where QA and Development work separately, running on parallel…
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  • Understanding $q in Angular.js

    6 May 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Originally posted on: I'm working in my project, as well as development "sx.wizard" toolkit, I need to deal with asynchronous operation. For example, in "sx.wizard", template for each steps are loaded in parallel asynchronously. And the "$wizard" service will start to render UI once all templates are loaded successfully. In this case we need to use $q. $q was explained in Angular.js document as follow. A service that helps you run functions asynchronously, and use their return values (or exceptions)…
  • Serializers in .NET. v.2

    Leonid Ganeline
    6 May 2015 | 8:08 am
    Originally posted on:[v.2.0.0] I’ve decided to keep live the first version of this post. It is interesting how tests evolve and how results change. V.1.0.10 see here. The v.2 was inspired by OniBait, thanks a lot! He added code for Avro and Bond serializers, added 99st% to measurements, made another improvements which significantly impacted results. That’s the force and beauty of the open source. The project code is on GitHub Any distributed system requires serializing to transfer data through the…
  • Standards for developing flexible, durable and sustainable HTML and CSS

    5 May 2015 | 2:59 am
    Originally posted on: developed by teams in particular, needs to be consistent. This applies equally to individual developers if maintenance in the future is to be as efficient as possible. The CodeGuide outlines standards for HTML and CSS that can give this consistency. To quote their Golden Rule: “Every line of code should appear to be written by the same person, no matter the number of contributors.” This isn't the only such attempt at a standard. There…
  • Reflections on INETA

    D'Arcy Lussier
    4 May 2015 | 2:23 am
    Originally posted on: was announced this week that INETA, the International .NET Association, was shutting down operations. While some of us knew it would come to this eventually, its given many of us pause to reflect on INETA and how its presence impacted the developer community worldwide. I would not be where I am today if not for INETA. Strong statement, but true. In 2005 I submitted an essay about my role in the community as a user group lead to a contest where INETA would send selected individuals to Tech Ed 2005 all…
  • Attending Build 2015–What It Meant To Me

    Lori Lalonde
    3 May 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Originally posted on: Being able to attend //build/ last week was a dream come true. In the 18 years that I have worked in the industry, this was the first time I was able to attend a major Microsoft conference. In the past, when working as a full time employee, I had never received approval from employers for this type of professional development. Being a consultant changed the playing field. I didn’t need to ask anyone for permission, or have someone else approve the cost. I didn’t…
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  • We are the 1%, building Joomla for the 99%

    23 Apr 2015 | 12:26 pm
    I love Joomla, I love the power and flexibility that Joomla gives me. I love the way that I can customise everything in Joomla. I read the documentation. I update everything as soon as possible. I take automatic backups daily. I customise every little thing that I can. I am the 1%. Chances are that if you are reading this then you are part of the 1% as well. We need to be honest with ourselves 99% of web site owners just want to get something online quickly and easily. They don’t want to be bothered with backups, they don’t want to customise every last option and they certainly…
  • Bad advice for first time speakers

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
    I have spoken in public perhaps over hundred times and yet before every presentation my hands shake and I have a funny feeling in my stomach. If I have to use a hand-held microphone you will even be able to see the shake. This is not nerves or me being afraid. This is adrenaline pumping through my body. This is perfectly normal so I just accept it and go ahead with the presentation. Your first time It is perfectly understandable and normal though for you to be apprehensive. We all are when we do something for the first time. What you shouldn't do Everyone you ask will give you some advice for…
  • Were you ready for Joomla 3.4?

    20 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Joomla 3.4 was released last month and just as with every major Joomla release there were beta and release candidates made available for testing over the preceding weeks. Those special releases are made specifically for Joomla developers to use to both test the changes in the upcoming release AND to check that their own code is still working as intended. Despite this after every release we see the same extension and template developers wait until AFTER the release before they even look at the code and test their own work. Then they are in a mad panic and rush to release updates. Meanwhile…
  • Joomla 3.4 Hidden SEO Secret - Revealed

    13 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
    For a long time Joomla has included a very powerful component to handle url redirects. This is especially useful after a site upgrade or redesign. Don't know how to use it? Check this great article explaining all the features by Ruth Cheesley in the Joomla Community magazine. However it had a problem which probably meant that you looked at it, set it up and then quickly abandoned it for something else. Joomla we had a problem By default it collected ALL the urls that didn't exist on your site whenever someone tried them. That's not just real urls that may have existed at some time but…
  • 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…
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  • Rewarding Impatience with User Self-Service

    Steve Brasen
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:34 am
    There seems to be a direct correlation between how successful business professionals are and their level of impatience. While I am not familiar with any studies on this particular subject, it is simple logic that the most productive employees are those who most frequently demand rapid response to service requests. From my past experience managing and providing IT administrative support, I can attest that these individuals are usually the most irritating—constantly requesting access to new applications, data, and other business resources with expectations of an immediate response.
  • Business Process Management in the Real World — Why It’s Important to Govern Both Automated and Manual Processes

    Steve Brasen
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    In a perfect world, all business processes would be automated and all work tasks would be accomplished with the click of a button. This idyllic work experience seems to be the realization of Plato’s utopia…or, if you prefer, the world of the Jetsons. Regrettably, however, we clearly do not live in a perfect world. Put simply, while any repeatable process can be automated, not every process is repeatable, so automation is not a practical solution in all cases. This is particularly a problem for enterprises since business productivity is almost entirely dependent on the rapid and accurate…
  • Vectra Provides Pervasive Visibility & Analysis to Detect Cyber Attacks

    David Monahan
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Though cyber attacks have been around for years, in 2014 there was an explosion in the volume of attacks and a marked increase in the losses and damages they inflicted. In 2015, this does not seem to be lightening up. In February, Anthem health care insurers were compromised, putting 80 million current and former customers and employees at risk, followed in March by Primera Blue Cross, which added another 11 million records of the same. The full extent of these breaches may not be determined for months to over a year. Along with cyber attacks, cyber-hack insurance policy issuance is also…
  • Avoiding Enterprise Mobile Management: A Futile Exercise in Procrastination

    Steve Brasen
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    IT operations managers are cringing all around the world – desperately trying to avoid those inevitable words from their executive management: “You need to support enterprise mobility.” Their concerns are understandable. After all, IT administrators are already overtaxed with supporting desktop, server, application, and infrastructure management requirements. Asking them to layer a whole new management discipline on top of that can be a daunting prospect. IT managers who find themselves in this predicament often recognize it as an opportunity to practice the fine art of procrastination.
  • IT Cultural Transformation and The Elimination of Technology Silos—An Exercise in Efficiency or a Dream Turned Nightmare?

    Dennis Drogseth
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    Cultural transformation and eliminating IT silos may sound like an impossible dream—and indeed, perhaps “eliminating” is too strong a word. But the reality is that IT organizations must change toward a more responsive, business-aligned culture, as well as toward a more service-aware (versus siloed) way of working. So how do you begin? A lot depends, [...]
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  • 6tag facing video upload issues, fix currently underway

    Harish Jonnalagadda
    6 May 2015 | 11:25 pm
    If you're unable to upload video to 6tag, you're not the only one, as Rudy Huyn mentioned on Twitter yesterday that the servers dedicated for video upload were being taken down for maintenance. However, it looks like the main server encountered a glitch, leading the developer to migrate servers. The good news is that the servers should be back up and running sometime later today, with a higher quality video encoding option to boot.
  • Circle Stopwatch for Windows Phone is simple, fast, and free

    Mark Guim
    6 May 2015 | 2:26 pm
    If you need a stopwatch app for Windows Phone, you should check out Circle Stopwatch. It's fast, minimalistic, and easy to use. It can also run in the background, so you don't have to worry about losing track of time if you quickly need to check email or Twitter in the middle of the activity. We really like the way it looks too. Check out our hands-on video to see it in action.
  • JoyBits's latest game, Doodle Tanks, drives onto Windows Phone and Windows 8.1

    John Callaham
    6 May 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Publisher JoyBits has released many of its Doodle themed puzzle games for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, including Doodle God, Doodle Kingdom, and Doodle Planet. Today, that trend continues with the new game Doodle Tanks, available in both the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store.
  • Use this '60-second productivity hack' with Cortana to set location-based reminders

    Daniel Rubino
    6 May 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Tips and tricks are always good to learn, especially if you are new to Windows Phone. This one is aimed at those users and it was just posted to the Microsoft Lumia YouTube channel. It is an oldie but a goodie and it has to do with Cortana's ability to use location-based reminders. In fact, this is one of those rare things that only a Windows Phone can do so it is worth it to show off again.
  • Microsoft retiring JobLens and Internships Lens Windows Phone apps on June 1

    John Callaham
    6 May 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Two more Windows Phone apps from Microsoft that were originally developed by Nokia, JobLens and Internships Lens, are being shut down on June 1. Both apps used augmented reality features designed to help people find jobs and internships with their smartphone camera or their map app.
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  • The Common Sense Development That Works

    30 Apr 2015 | 2:31 pm
    I think we all agree that our work is all about achieving high performance, scalable and most importantly simple solutions to complex problems. Over the years spent on developing and designing software solutions I have noticed the tendency to overcomplicate things by developers, DB architects and UI designers. After a certain time the reasons for that have eventually become clear to me. What I have observed is the fact that everyone focuses on their layer. They don’t pay enough attention to other parts of the system and don’t know how they could help their colleagues working on other…
  • Hurdles to overcome while becoming Agile/Lean

    Peter Horsten
    29 Apr 2015 | 3:50 am
    Agile is out, Lean is in! We have no time to waste. But what does being Agile really mean? And what does it take to become Lean? How to fully incorporate this into your projects? And may be even more important is how to fully involve the business side, whether this is an internal or external client. Today’s business requires focus on delivery and quick results. Introducing these modern methods is fun, but not always easy. You will have to prepare both your organisation and the client side to prevent misunderstandings. There are many potential hurdles that you will have to overcome. The main…
  • Enterprise software development becoming Lean

    Peter Horsten
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Today’s business is very dynamic and demands immediate business value delivery and decreasing time-to-market. What does this mean for essential supporting services like IT? They just have to adapt to these demands. To better support the business IT departments have already become Agile, now a new trend is entering the enterprise: The Lean Startup. Built upon the iterative nature of Agile software development, but focused upon discovering the end-users value first, it seems to match with today’s market dynamics. Corporate organisations and customer centric Innovation do not match One of…
  • Stiff corporate reality? Not my cup of tea – interview with Daniel Dekański

    22 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    It is the people that make a company a great employer to work for and a great partner to work with. At Goyello we have a team of awesome specialists. They are truly devoted to what they do at the office and deeply passionate about what they do after hours. We would like to introduce them to you. Today we are starting a new series, entitled Goyello People. We will be publishing interviews with our team leaders, developers, project managers, marketing specialists and designers – just to let you get acquainted with members of the team that play a crucial role in everything we do.In the first…
  • Gamification takes motivation to the next level [Video]

    Peter Horsten
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:17 am
    Digital engagement is yesterday’s news. To be successful, you need to get beyond engagement. You need to motivate people to take action – and that’s the promise of gamification. By understanding the essential elements of gamification, you can unleash its power to truly motivate the masses. How does gamification engage and motivate people? What’s different about a digital engagement model? Brian Burke discussed it all during the diner keynote at the CIO Dinershow. Picture credits: CIO DinershowThe post Gamification takes motivation to the next level [Video] appeared first on…
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  • Hurdles to overcome when implementing Agile/Lean methods

    Peter Horsten
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Agile and Lean aren’t new practices, Toyota used them already in the 70’s. Recently, these methods are getting increasingly popular. While talking to clients and IT providers I notice people are fighting how to implement Agile in the right way. Below a list of hurdles that you might be facing in becoming fully Agile. Feel free to add problems you are or have been facing and vote on the ones you believe are the hardest ones. During the conference New Trends in Project Management, 27-28 April, Gdynia, Poland,, I will discuss some of the hurdles and the possible…
  • How to fix Outlook 2016 for Mac crashes and doesn’t send e-mail

    Peter Horsten
    7 Mar 2015 | 4:55 am
    This week’s announcement that a preview of the new Office 2016 for Mac is now officially available was a little surprise to me. I knew it was coming, but didn’t expect it to be available already. Ok, it is “just” a preview and may be you shouldn’t use it for your business, but on the other hand why not give it a try. Recent previews of Microsoft solutions are rather stable. So, I tried, but the installation included some unpleasant surprises. 1. Hard to download Office 2011 for Mac used to be a lot better than the version for the Windows users several years ago.
  • Sneak preview of Microsoft’s mobile future

    Peter Horsten
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Microsoft didn’t give up yet. Despite the fact that their mobile market share remains low, Microsoft seems to heavily invest into mobile. And they have a lot to offer. This video shows some of the (Microsoft oriented) Mobile World Congress 2015 highlights. The post Sneak preview of Microsoft’s mobile future appeared first on
  • Poland? I can see some changes for the better

    Peter Horsten
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
    How do you like Poland? What do you think about Polish people? – these are the questions any foreigner living in Poland or staying here for a while has to answer, sooner or later. What do I, a Dutchman living in Gdańsk, think about Poland? Some weeks ago I was interviewed by, one of the leading news papers in Poland. This post is a translation of the original article which can be found here. Ewa Karendys: You moved to Gdańsk due to your wife, who is Polish. How did you first meet? Peter Horsten: I came to Gdańsk in April 1995 for a week-long trip organised by the faculty I…
  • Is it time to open your own online store?

    Peter Horsten
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    You might have started selling online through a market place like Amazon, Etsy, eBay, Cqout or your local favorite like DaWanda in Germany, Marktplaats in The Netherlands or Allegro in Poland. Hopefully, your business is growing and if things go well you will soon need your own platform. Increasingly you will face the relatively high costs of the platform you use, but more important is the fact it doesn’t allow you to grow and stand out from the crowd. It might be high time to have your own branded store to really engage with your customers. So, how do you know when it’s time to take…
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  • Lootcrate: April Unboxing!

    22 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    It’s been a while since we’ve last spoken – let’s change that by having you watch me open my mail! Did you get this... -- Click to Read More --
  • Arcade Block: March Unboxing

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    My Arcade Block came and I open it up on camera! What a novel concept. I might be am getting a little saturated with t-shirts from all my boxes, so I... -- Click to Read More --
  • PAX East: A Look into Extreme Exorcism

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I was lucky enough to sit down with Mike from Golden Ruby Games to talk about the new(ish) game Extreme Exorcism that’s coming out soon on PS4,... -- Click to Read More --
  • App (kind of) of the Week – Poncho

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    In the midst of entering the umpteenth contest to get sent to SXSW this year, I signed up for an email service that I had never heard of, and turns... -- Click to Read More --
  • King of the Nerds: Finale, and actually meeting the King

    18 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    So when I watched King of the Nerds for the first time at the beginning of this season, I was seriously skeptical – as seen in this post. With... -- Click to Read More --
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  • The Evil Empire of Evil

    4 May 2015 | 8:33 am
      You may know about the Evil Legion of Evil and it’s admirable assault on the forces of Political Correctness. You may in fact, even be a Vile Faceless Minion. You may even be Proud about it. And yet; there remains an unfulfilled level of pride. And as the Evil Empire of Evildoers well know, Arrogant pride in our Evilness is basically a requirement. Many Vile Faceless Minions are required. Indeed we must accept that their bodies are useful for the making of steps with which we, more arrogant, more specifically and intentionally Evil, Evildoers climb over the bastions of Social…
  • CHILD 44 – A Brief Review (No Spoilers)

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:20 pm
    This has made it onto the top 10 films I have ever seen. When searching for the image above, I also came across the fact that the average review for it is very poor, between one and three stars, which initially (and stupidly) shocked me. This film is truly amazing and or a variety of reasons, but primary amongst them is that it is a very real portrayal of what happens when Political Correctness becomes the ideology of the day. And yes, I really do mean that, and yes, the emphasis on Political Correctness is indeed on Political. But do not be fooled. What you think is harmless garden variety…
  • Hugos 2015 – The Hurricane of Hypocrisy

    11 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
    This post is going to be long, but I had to do it, because I had a sign from above you see. I had been thinking of joining the tornado of blog posts on this topic, but what clinched it was that I bought a kinder egg for my daughter and when I opened it for her it had this in it. Seriously. I am not making this up. Unless you have been living under a rock with all things relating to writing and science fiction in particular, that is the Hugo awards, you will by now know about the main cause of puppy related sadness. If you do not, here is the best link of the whole summary of it written by the…
  • Changes

    5 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    As the Russian hackers and others devoted to this site have noticed, it has been rather dormant for some time. To say the last two years have been rough would be like saying that World War Two was a slight disagreement. Those who know why know, those who don’t don’t. The poem IF, by Rudyard Kipling, has been a favourite of mine since I first read it as a teenager, and it pretty much describes my sense of things. Along with the parts of the samurai poem I know by heart, they have, at difficult times, been a source of some comfort. This time they fell far short. So much so I…
  • This guy.

    13 Mar 2015 | 6:22 pm
    I like his sense of humour. Though basically he’s just telling the truth really!   Related posts: On Writing – (Specifically, MY Writing) Revamp and the Torture Droid USA Begins Biowarfare on Europe?
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  • Setup Google Apps Catch-All Email Address

    Neeraj Rawat
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:40 am
    Google Apps Free Version is my favorite email hosting service where one used to get mulitiple (200 or more) user accounts. Unfortunately, Google has closed this free service though the paid version still exists and is a huge hit. I appreciate the way Google allowed its existing free users to continue using the service without any charge. I use Google Apps with almost all my domains as I signed
  • Learn Computer Basics For Free At Your Own Pace

    Neeraj Rawat
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:10 am
    Computing is growing fast rather damn fast and even a normal Computer Engineer is not aware about the pace until they are into real computing. Companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft, E (GAME, I am sure you can guess the E here) are far ahead from the whole world and have many technical guys. Neither of them was a born geek, everyone starts his/her computer journey from basics and now its
  • Winners of Bitdefender Christmas Giveaway

    Neeraj Rawat
    1 Jan 2015 | 11:35 am
    Everyone must be waiting for the winner's announcement and I am here with the license keys. I hope everyone is running a Genuine and good Antivirus by now as there were not much entries for the giveaway. Moreover only few genuine entries were there and here are the winners. Please check your email, I have sent the keys to all winners. ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ 1) Kamal kr 2)
  • Bitdefender Antivirus License Giveaway for Christmas Along with Zemana Antilogger

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

    Neeraj Rawat
    2 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    If you have been in touch with us via our official Facebook page then you must have noticed my Virtual Android Screen and now I got the time to finally write a detailed tutorial for you. At times for such long installation tutorials, I plan to switch to Video Blogging to save more time. Don't get surprised if anytime, you get a post where you will get to know about a new version launch of
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  • Keep Questing Like Never Before With Order and Chaos For Mac

    Shivam Srivastava
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:38 am
    Smart games in smartphones have become a normal issue for most of us these days. And why they shouldn’t be? The quality Android games are super exciting and thrilling. While the conventional running games and the matching games had been already present, finally we have one that is not only different, but is also more exciting than the entire lot. This one game is none but the exclusive Order and Chaos. Read More: Game of War: Fire Age for PC Download About Order And Chaos: Order and Chaos has been developed by the reputed In House and has been further published by the leading company…
  • Download Skype for Mac

    Shivam Srivastava
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:50 am
    One of the world’s most popular telecommunications software Skype is now making steady progress and in-roads on the mobile platform. The Android version of the application just needs a WiFi or a 3G connection to work smoothly. Apart from making Skype calls it also allows you to chat like any other IM with your cherished Skype friends. Read More: Twickets for Mac: Your Chance to Get Those Exclusive Concert Tickets Contacts Made Convenient! On registering and signing up, a virtual tour is dished out that explains everything that can be done by you using the app. The app just easily lets you…
  • Hotstar for Mac – Free Download!

    Shivam Srivastava
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:34 am
    Sports enthusiasts long for websites and applications that allow them to seamlessly stream live sports. Star India has resolved that issue quite effectively as the channel has unveiled a new app, Hotstar, which will allow you to easily stream on the go! The Hotstar application has been a massive hit amongst tons of Android users as now they can view matches live without feeling the need to sit in front of a TV or to scroll and research for particular websites. Read More: Beautifying Is Now Easy On Mac With Instagram for Mac The application is not just restricted to live streaming sports, but…
  • Shadowgun Ruling With Deadzone For Mac – Free Download!

    Shivam Srivastava
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    The online market is booming with games of all sorts, especially the action ones because they seem to be everyone`s first choice. But abundance doesn’t always mean quality. In the pool of games, Madfinger has already carved a place for itself by launching the most impressive game of the year, Shadowgun: Deadzone. Read More: Indulge Yourself In Pure Pleasure With The Room Two – Download For Mac! What Is Shadowgun: Deadzone? Shadowgun Deadzone is a recently launched action packed game which work on Android and iOS based devices. This multiplayer game allows up to twelve users to combat…
  • The Simpsons: Tapped Out for Mac – Get It For Free!

    Shivam Srivastava
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    The Simpsons, which had been one of America’s longest animated series, is now available to you and of course to millions of ardent fans of the TV series across the globe in the form of a mobile game. Technology and game developing giants, Electronic Arts Mobile has developed and published the game and have managed to publish smiles all over the world! Read More: Game of War: Fire Age for PC Download Timely and SEASONAL Updates! Create your own distinct Springfield version with The Simpsons: Tapped Out. The game provides you with characters from the show with the help of whom, you can…
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  • An Idealistic Day Of A Coder (Infographic)

    Sunil Jain
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:31 am
    No matter how much ever we restrict ourselves from coding, we eventually end up doing it. The era has changed dramatically, now every person believes in “Do IT Yourslef (DIY)”. As we are striving towards new technology, we can see that there’s a drastic shift from novice ending up with coding. With the ease of using new programming languages, framework and several resources, it has become very much effortless to start coding. So when was the last time you dived yourself into coding? [Hit the Comment Section ] So You Code? (VIDEO) Here’s a small video dedicated to…
  • Huawei Honor Holly: A Budget Phone that Delivers Value

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

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

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

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

    29 Apr 2015 | 11:46 pm
    One of the most exciting information that was revealed on Wednesday has to be from Google. The confirmed announced their plan for launching their wireless service called Project Fi. The information... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Short Clicks Vs Long Clicks

    29 Apr 2015 | 12:02 am
    Long Clicks – Short Clicks – Determines User’s Satisfaction Various search engines and Google regulate search result rankings by looking at huge amounts of user data and scrutinise user activity... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Xiaomi Mi 4i First Look

    28 Apr 2015 | 12:19 am
    The Xiaomi Mi 4i is the latest smartphone that has been launched by Xiaomi in Delhi. This launch was carried out in the presence of founders Lei Jun and Bin Lin. The keynote master was played by Hugo... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Moore's Law: Beyond the First Law of Computing

    27 Apr 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Moore’s Law – Reflection of History of Computing Hardware Moore’s Law is a reflection of the history of computing hardware and the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit that has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Google Changing its Influential Search Engine

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:38 am
    Google is planning to change the way its influential search engine endorses websites on tablets and smartphones which is expected to control where most of the individuals shop, eat and obtain... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Medical Science Best Offered in Oxford University

    Teddy Ochieng
    2 May 2015 | 3:21 am
    Oxford University; a world-class institution Oxford University’s medical course A few months back; I took you on an educative journey to the University of Oxford that happens to be a world-class university. The school offers a variety of courses both undergraduate and postgraduate. The courses offered in this excellent school are high-class and equip the students with the necessary knowledge required to face any challenges that face them in real life situation. The primary objective of the college is to produce competent graduates and eradicate production of ‘educated fools’. The…
  • Is the GM Diet Effective and Suitable for You?

    Olivia Coronado
    2 May 2015 | 3:19 am
    How would you like to lose 10 to 17 pounds in just 7 days? Yes, most people would definitely jump with delight upon hearing such great news. Many would surely grab this opportunity, eager to shed off unwanted fats and improve their figures rapidly. This is what the GM Diet offers, which is the biggest reason behind its rise in popularity. Over the years, it has become well-known around the world. Why? You guessed it right. It’s effective! Origin of the GM Diet It was actually the General Motors Corporation that first came up with this diet, mainly because they want to help their…
  • Galaxy S6 casing; Scout (black) Review

    Teddy Ochieng
    2 May 2015 | 3:18 am
    Galaxy S6 Scout (black) casing TrendingHeat IndexSORT       A Detailed Zoom With The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Must Read:Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: The best big phone from Samsung yet Must Read:Galaxy S6 casing; Scout (black) Review TrendingHeat IndexSORT       A Detailed Zoom With The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Must Read:Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: The best big phone from Samsung yet Must Read:Galaxy S6 casing; Scout (black) Review Galaxy S6 Scout (black) casing The smartest android phone (why have a…
  • SoundHound Review

    Natasha Karanfilovska
    5 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    SoundHound is a mobile app that’s used widely for identifying and tagging a tune that’s playing at the moment of speaking, or for recognizing a song sang or hummed by the user. SoundHound is available in a free version and an add-free upgrade – SoundHound ~ for US $5.99. SoundHound is present on the market since 2009. My focus in this post will be directed to the current version that I’m using – SoundHound 6.5.0b-29937 Android Version. SoundHound is very easy to set-up, with simple and user-friendly but in my opinion kind of unattractive interface. Right after…
  • Gol Linhas Aéreas

    Giuseppe Tovar
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Gol Linhas Aéreas is a low-cost airline of Brazilian origin, with a hub at the Guarulhos International Airport, located in the municipality of Guarulhos in Sao Paulo. The airline is the second largest airline in Brazil and Latin America, with 37% of the Brazilian domestic market for air transport. It is also the second largest airline in Brazil in terms of fleet size. It was announced during the year 2006 that the airline would be expanding its presence in the region flying to regional, international destinations such as Argentina, Peru and Chile. The company has transported since its…
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    iTechWhiz | Science, Technology, Computers, Mobiles, Games, Cars

  • LG G5 Release Date, Price, Specs Rumors Review

    26 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    LG G5 release date, price, specs rumors review has been started to be discussed widely. Although it is mostly still wild rumors and wishes. LG, as one of the leading electronic companies in the... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 Specs Review: Camera,Battery,Screen,Size,Speed

    13 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Review Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 specifications and features comparison on design, build quality, size, display screen size, camera, processor speed, memory, storage and battery... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Specs Review

    8 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    It is important to review iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 4 specs comparison before choosing to buy one of the two. As it is now the era of smartphones, people are racing to have better and better... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Google Glass 2.0 Release date, Price, Specs Review 2015

    6 Jan 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Although Google Glass has still not publicly launched as a finished consumer device, details of Google Glass 2.0 are emerging. Google Glass was the poster-child for the entire wearable tech... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Specs Comparison: Camera, Size, Speed

    5 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    View Apple iPhone 6 vs Google Nexus 6 specs comparison of weight, size, design, display screen, camera, speed and battery life. For so long, the great battle of mobile phones is only dominated by... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
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    Ipsos Marketing U.S.

  • The Most Common Innovation Mistake to Avoid

    R Bielski
    5 May 2015 | 7:45 am
    One of my favorite questions to ask clients is, “What does the term ‘innovation’ mean to your organization?” Over the years I’ve gotten used to the quizzical looks I get in response, but when it becomes clear it’s not a rhetorical question, it has led to very valuable discussions. My general observation is that most organizations don’t really know what innovation means to them, leading to confusion and misalignment of resources and goals, which severely limits the chances of successfully innovating. Because you can’t measure what you can’t define, failure to align on an…
  • Ad-hoc Research Slows Product Development

    A Lusardi
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Ad-hoc research is often the most used method by which we understand our markets and new innovations. Most of us work on evolving markets that often have very specific questions which we feel we need to address and ask of consumers. For most of us these questions change nearly every time we look at a new innovation. Even in the case of incremental adjustments we often come up with new aspects we hadn’t thought of before. This leads to questions that we just have to ask this time even though we have nothing to compare the answers to, and which we may not ask next time. We fear leaving a…
  • The Link Between Device-Neutral Concept Testing and Behavioral Economics

    Brad Bane
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    This is ostensibly supposed to be a blog article encouraging you to come hear Ipsos speak at the upcoming Marketing Research in the Mobile World (MRMW) conference. The conference is being held May 19-22 in New York City, and Jiongming Mu (Ipsos Marketing Sciences VP and forecasting guru) and I are presenting Ipsos’ revamped approach to concept testing. Specifically, we’ll be talking about how it leverages mobile research capabilities in a presentation titled “Give the people what they want – Concept testing on the consumer’s terms” on Thursday, May 21 at 9:30 AM. You can find the…
  • The New Shopper Research Imperative — Hiding In Plain Sight?

    M Berry
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Is a new shopper research imperative emerging? I had been in shopper research for quite some time and began to think that something was missing. Oh, don’t get me wrong, the industry had solutions and they worked — it just seemed like we weren’t getting to a granular understanding of how and why shopping decisions are “really” made. I felt a more granular understanding would lead to higher-level insights, more effective strategies and a competitive advantage for the invested companies. In a technology-obsessed industry there have been a lot of innovations in shopper research, from…
  • “Share of Buttons”?  Yeah, that’s a Thing Now.

    N. Munsey
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Last night, I logged onto Amazon looking for a new book to download (let’s all just assume it was something really smart about innovation strategy and not the latest Young Adult dystopian future novel series, shall we?). As soon as I logged on, I was presented with a home screen image of a hand, holding a button-like contraption with a Tide logo on it. As a Prime member, Amazon tells me, I have exclusive access to Amazon Dash. I make a mental note to figure out what this is tomorrow and settle into my dystopian future novel riveting book about innovation strategy. Enter tomorrow, and my…
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    BSA TechPost

  • Malware Threats from Unlicensed Software: The Critical First Step for Cyberrisk Management

    Jodie Kelley
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    Waking up to find your company on the front page news and at the center of a data breach is every CEO’s worst nightmare—and for a number of businesses, it has become reality. Today, the threats from cybercrime are real and frightening, and the risks are extraordinary. Cybersecurity is an incredibly complex issue and business […] Related posts: Malware Threats from Unlicensed Software: Real or Imagined? Navigating the Cloud: Why Software Asset Management Is More Important Than Ever BSA Global Survey Reveals Security Concerns With Unlicensed Software — and Points to the Solution
  • Time for Congress to Act on Cyber Threat Information Sharing

    Victoria Espinel
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    Both public and private sector entities fall victim to cyber criminals and other malicious actors each day. Sharing information about cyber threats is critical to prevent and combat these attacks. Over the past several years, Congress and the courts have taken steps to clarify and promote information sharing. Last year, the Department of Justice and […] Related posts: Sharing Cyber Threat Information: How It Would Work, and Why It Would Help Bolster Security More Progress toward Compromise on Information Sharing How to Continue Improving CISPA in the Senate
  • Strengthening the Patent System by Ending Patent Abuse

    Tim Molino
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    Patent reform is top of mind on Capitol Hill this month as several Committees hold hearings to discuss the need for patent reform. BSA was honored to testify today at the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. My testimony underscored the need for legislative action to curb abuses in the patent system. The Small […] Related posts: Kappos Offers Fact-Driven Analysis of the Software Patent System Focusing the Patent Debate on What Most Needs Fixing Pass the Innovation Act
  • Closing the Gaps in EU Cybersecurity: Let’s Get It Right

    Thomas Boué
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Bolstering cybersecurity is a challenge facing boardrooms and government officials around the world. While technology is enabling us to be smarter about how we communicate, create, and solve problems, it has also introduced new risks which must be managed. In Brussels next week, Member States will meet in Coreper as they continue to work toward […] Related posts: The State of Cybersecurity Closing the Deal on Cybersecurity Legislation Guest Post: Key Steps Forward in Managing Cybersecurity Risks
  • 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 Supreme Court Action on Patents Leaves Room for Reform
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  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Iron Man edition? Why not.

    6 May 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Samsung recently announced that it will launch an Iron Man version of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The smartphone will feature the Avenger’s signature red and gold colors. “The color of the new Iron Man phones will be red. We will decide on other details soon after discussions with Marvel Studio. It will be released either at the end of May or early June,” said Lee Young-hee, head of marketing for the company’s mobile division. According to Korean Times, the news isn’t much of a surprise. Last year Samsung inked a global marketing partnership deal with Marvel…
  • LG introduces first-of-its kind Dual Door-in-Door Refrigerator

    5 May 2015 | 8:17 pm
    LG Electronics expands its line-up of premium and practical refrigerators as it launches the first the Dual Door-in-Door (DID) refrigerator. Dual Door-in-Door makes use of LG’s award-winning door-inside-refrigerator-door concept, doubling convenience over its single Door-in-Door counterparts. Powered by LG’s Inverter Linear Compressor, the refrigerator is energy efficient, runs quietly, and serves as a durable, long-lasting addition to any kitchen. “LG always wants to be at the forefront of technology that is responsive to consumers’ need. We don’t stop at one innovation, and the…
  • ASUS ZenFone 2 PH Launch Date Announced

    4 May 2015 | 8:14 pm
    If you’ve been following ASUS Philippines on Facebook, then you probably saw what others can’t see. But for the rest, surprise surprise! The consumer electronics company just posted a teaser image on their Facebook page about the launch of the ZenFone 2 in the Philippines. Do you see what others can’t see? If not, look closely at the image, particularly the ZenFone 2′s display. Check out the time, date and location. It says 4PM, May 16, Saturday with Manila as location (to indicate the Philippines). Other than the cool 25 degree temperature (no one in Manila will…
  • Brother to unveil Refill Tank System Multi-Function Centers with 6000 page-yield

    3 May 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Brother Philippines recently introduced a revolutionary line of Refill Tank System Multi-function Centers (MFCs) at the recent presscon for Brother Color Manila Nite Run: Blacklight Edition. Focusing on its ‘Customer-First’ approach, Brother Philippines strengthens its line of MFCs, with its Ink Benefit series and now the Brother Refill Tank System.   To celebrate the ultra-high 6,000 page-yield feature of the new range’s Refill Tank System, Brother Philippines is sponsoring the first 6K race category for the run, instead of the usual 5K, where special activities and prizes await…
  • The Lenovo G40-70 Laptop Quick Review

    3 May 2015 | 4:34 pm
    People nowadays are hard pressed to choose between a laptop and a tablet. But if you are going to edit some photos and videos, play some games, or do some word processing, a laptop like the Lenovo G40-70 might be what you need. Lenovo G40-70 key specs 14 inch HD LED display (1366 x 768), glossy 2.40 GHz Intel i5 4210u ( 1600MHz 3MB) AMD Radeon HD R5 GPU 4 GB RAM 1 TB HDD (5400 RPM) Dolby Advanced Audio v2 Webcam 0.3 MP DVD writer 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0 Audio Combo Jack (headphone and mic) HDMI-out, VGA 2-in-1 (SD / MMC) card reader Windows 8.1 64-bit Dimension: 15.11″ x…
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  • What is bloatware and why is it on my new computer?

    1 May 2015 | 4:57 am
    You might have heard the expression: “Bloatware”, but what is it and why does we often find it on a brand new computer we just bought? Definition of Bloatware Well, let us start with the definition of bloatware also known as crapware. What is it and what does it cover? I have been looking around
  • How to Create a full Backup in Windows 8.1

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    In this post, I will show you how you can perform a full system backup of Windows 8.1 with built-in backup features and tools. Maybe you don’t know it, but Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 has a built in bare-metal Backup & Recovery options for you to use. In Windows 8 these features can
  • My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q1 – 2015

    5 Apr 2015 | 2:04 am
    Will you believe it? Another quarter has past and it is time for another of my popular Google Analytics Traffic Reports. In this report, I will share some of my numbers with you from the past quarter of 2015 and hopefully we can all learn something about traffic that is trending at the moment. Traffic Types
  • How to get new build for Windows 10 Preview

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:36 am
    If you like me, have been testing Windows 10 Preview to see what is going to happen with the next generation of Windows, you might have been wondering why you have not yet received the new update, Build 10041, that was released last week? Microsoft recently announced that Windows 10 will be available already in
  • 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
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  • Are You Making These Local SEO Mistakes?

    Andre Sólo
    6 May 2015 | 3:01 am
    Here at EverSpark we work extensively to help our clients with local SEO. Local SEO means you’re not just trying to rank high for certain terms globally—which is lost cause for most businesses—but to rank for those terms among searches from people in your area. That has obvious value, whether you’re a one-location restaurant, a law firm that works statewide, or a chain with offices across an entire region. Local search is how your next customer finds you. But just because we’ve given a lot of advice on what you should do for local SEO, doesn’t mean…
  • Google Just Made Voting Easier in the UK

    Andre Sólo
    5 May 2015 | 2:52 am
    Unless you’ve been hiding in a cabin with no Facebook or email, you’re intimately familiar with online petitions. These stirring pleas come from well-meaning friends and family and often represent important causes. They’re an easy route to activism: one click and you “sign” your name, signalling that you agree with the cause. But there’s always a followup step: would you be willing to contact your legislator and tell them how you feel? Personally, if it’s a cause I agree with, I’m totally willing. After all, the influence of thousands of…
  • Google’s Big Mobile-Friendly Push Actually Worked

    Andre Sólo
    4 May 2015 | 11:21 am
    The SEO world has been talking for months about Google’s new mobile search algorithm, which gives mobile-friendly websites an advantage in mobile search results. However, until the update actually rolled out no one knew exactly what kind of effect it would have—and it had a surprising one. All Aboard the Mobile Express Prior to the algorithm going live in mid-April, it would have been easy to assume that its main effect would be punitive. In other words, all the businesses out there that haven’t built mobile-friendly websites would drop in the rankings on mobile devices,…
  • Facebook Is Now a Calling Service

    Andre Sólo
    1 May 2015 | 10:04 am
    Most of us have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. On the one hand it’s an easy way to stay in touch with friends, everyone you know is on it, and it offers a fun way to kill a few spare minutes at work. On the other hand it’s a time suck and best known for its extremely questionable use of personal data. But that data also allows it to expand into surprising new fields—and the latest is to offer a calling service. That comes in the form of Hello, Facebook’s new app. The app is designed to show you who’s calling before you pick up, among other things.
  • Bing Proves It Can Crib Content Just Like Google

    Andre Sólo
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:51 am
    Bing has been on a rampage lately, working steadily to prove it can out-google Google. First they released a high-powered suite of image search features, then improved local business listings. The latest Bing rollout, however, doesn’t aim to rocket it ahead of Google: it just plays catch up. That rollout is the appearance of long form answers in the search results. That means that Bing puts an in-depth answer box in the search results, giving you the information you want without ever having to click through to a site. For example, a search for “how do I get malaria?” might…
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  • The 10 most important things in the world right now

    Dina Spector
    6 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Hello! Here's what you need to know for Thursday. 1 Britons head to the polls today in what's expected to be one of the tightest general election races in recent history, with the Conservative and Labour parties running neck-and-neck.   2. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed to cobble together enough parliamentary seats to form a new coalition government, just hours before the Wednesday night deadline. 3. Canada passed an anti-terror that greatly expands the powers of the country's spy agency, a move that follows last year's attack on…
  • THE SMARTPHONE REPORT BY COUNTRY: Adoption, platform, and vendor trends in major mobile markets around world

    Tony Danova
    6 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The global smartphone market at large is still growing at a strong, steady pace. But those numbers are being driven by very different trends on a market-by-market basis.  Countries with massive populations but less developed mobile markets — namely China and India — stand to continue having a heavy influence on overall smartphone market growth. In China, Android still dominates thanks to the rise of home-grown vendors Lenovo, Huawei, and Xiaomi. But the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, as well as an expanded iPhone mix, helped boost Apple in this market in the fourth quarter…
  • Google has a secret 'bench' program that keeps executives at the company even when they're not leading anything (GOOG)

    Alexei Oreskovic and Jillian D'Onfro
    6 May 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Google’s bench of veteran executives and engineers is deep and packed with familiar faces, and it’s no accident. The Internet company’s obsession with prized engineers and product gurus, and its competitive instinct to keep them away from rivals, means that certain executives can essentially rotate out of an active role for months or even years at a time, often getting paid to wait until the organization needs them again.   Some of those veteran faces are back in the spotlight. Omid Kordestani, Google’s first sales boss, was called back to active duty last year to oversee the…
  • ELON MUSK: It would be 'great' if Apple got into the car business (TSLA, AAPL)

    Myles Udland
    6 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Elon Musk thinks competition from Apple would be "great." On Tesla's first quarter earnings conference call on Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that not only would it be "great" if Apple got into the car business, but that the company isn't seeing engineers leave the company for Apple.  In the last several months, reports have said that Apple is building a car, which some analysts think could compete with Tesla's electric car offerings.  But Musk doesn't see Apple as a threat, even though some Wall Street analysts think a car from Apple could be the new iPhone. In 2014, Tesla…
  • 17 Android-only apps that will make your iPhone friends jealous

    Steven Tweedie
    6 May 2015 | 3:39 pm
    One of the best things about Android is that apps have a lot more freedom compared to those found on iPhones. Some of the most interesting Android apps are exclusive to Android because they do something Apple wouldn't allow. From an app that lets you message your friends while still watching Netflix to an app that lets you hack your smartphone's LED lights for custom notifications, you're guaranteed to find something new. Just remember: You can't recommend them to your friends with iPhones.Muzei promises to turn your home screen into a "living museum." Muzei is a live wallpaper that changes…
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  • Why you have to pay GST on your Prepaid Top-Ups

    4 May 2015 | 1:51 am
    I strongly believe the Goods and Service Tax is a good idea. Yes, it will impact the poor more than the rich. Yes, it will cause the cost of living to increase at a time when most Malaysians are struggling to pay the bills. But the people who will suffer the most aren’t the poor, […]
  • Should an IP address be used to Identify someone?

    28 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Recently a court in Malaysia ruled that the newly amended evidence act could presume an IP address would uniquely identify a user of a network, and in the case of an Internet IP address, enough to tie an IP to the individual subscriber. In other words if the authorities ever found out that ‘your’ IP address was behind […]
  • Tech Journalism in Malaysia is disappointing

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Last week visitors browsing to Google’s Malaysia website were greeted with a big bold image stating the website was hacked. The media had a field day proudly proclaiming that Google’s website was hacked, because that was exactly what the page they visited said….Google Hacked!! Only, Google wasn’t hacked. MyNic was hacked. They’re the agency in charge […]
  • Keith’s PGP Key

    18 Apr 2015 | 12:06 am
    In case anyone needs my PGP key to send me encrypted e-mails. Here it is. e-mails should be sent to, which is hosted on Gmail, if you’re uncomfortable with that, drop me an encrypted e-mail there, and I’ll respond with a privately hosted e-mail you can connect with me on. Regards, Keith
  • FireEye: Group spied on Malaysia for 10 years

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    The team over at the FireEye threat intelligence published a special report(pdf) detailing an long running (and still on-going) cyber-espionage operation that has targeted multiple entities in ASEAN countries, including Malaysia. The program was reported to be running for more than a decade, and the sustained period coupled with the list of targets the program had, led FireEye to […]
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  • 4 reasons why I love the LG G4

    Rajiv Ashrafi
    6 May 2015 | 7:51 pm
    4 reasons why I love the LG G4 via - The high-end Android market is highly saturated. Samsung and HTC are dominating this space with the Galaxy S6 and One M9, respectively. However, I believe these phones have been trumped by the recently announced LG G4. It’s a stunning piece of hardware that absolutely blows away the competition. Here’s why I love it so much. Leather, Beautiful Leather No matter how you feel about leather, you can’t really deny its appeal. It’s a fantastic material that looks and feels great. While most other phone-makers have gone the way of glass and metal, LG…
  • Two new high-end Lumias coming with Windows 10

    Rajiv Ashrafi
    5 May 2015 | 8:57 am
    Two new high-end Lumias coming with Windows 10 via - It’s been a while since we saw any new high-end Lumias. So, what’s Microsoft up to? Well, they’re waiting for Windows 10 to drop, and they’re prepping two high-end Lumias for the release. The first phone is dubbed “Cityman” and will have a 5.7″ QHD display powered by a Qualcomm octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, microSD support, 20MP and 5MP rear and front-facing cameras, respectively. All this will be juiced by a 3300 mAh removable battery. The other one will be scaled back a little.
  • New video of Galaxy S6 Edge shows how the ‘Edge’ is made

    3 May 2015 | 12:54 pm
    New video of Galaxy S6 Edge shows how the ‘Edge’ is made via - Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is truly one of the most unique products of 2015 and has earned much acclaim from all the quarters for its magnificent and stunning class of design. The S6 Edge is selling like crazy around the world and Samsung is having a hardtime coping with the demand as their sales has surpassed their expectations. No matter what, Samsung is still doing what a company has to do and that is to advertise and keep the hype of the latest product. In this new video, Samsung features how the Galaxy S6 Edge is made…
  • Xiaomi Mi4i: A Glimpse at the Company’s Future

    Rajiv Ashrafi
    2 May 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Xiaomi Mi4i: A Glimpse at the Company’s Future via - Xiaomi’s recently announced Mi4i is an interesting and exciting proposition. It has the fabled “wow factor” in terms of both specs and price, making it a truly interesting phone. However, what’s even more intriguing about it is it reveals Xiaomi’s future plans, which appear to be global and grand. Conquering India Xiaomi is a five-year-old startup that’s currently valued at $46 billion. Let that sink in first because the next bit is even more astonishing: it has conquered the Chinese market. The mobile market there is a highly…
  • Unboxing: Goldberg EVO VX1

    1 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Unboxing: Goldberg EVO VX1 via - Here’s our unboxing video of the new smartphone in town, Goldberg EVO VX1. Price: BDT 4,599 Catch our full review soon! Stay tuned! Read More
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    Web Hosting Blog

  • April’s Best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento Content from Around the Web

    4 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Since our last roundup, there’s been a lot of news in the Magento, ExpressionEngine, and WordPress communities. We had a great time at Magento’s Imagine Commerce event in Las Vegas, and we look forward to the continued progress of Magento 2. However, all the news wasn’t good, as the Shoplift vulnerability made its way to […]
  • ExpressionEngine vs. WordPress: Which Is Right For Your Site?

    1 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    There is no shortage of powerful content management systems, many of which are capable of being used to build any type of site you can imagine. That does not, however, mean that every content management is the best fit for every site. I’d like to take a look at two content management systems in particular: […]
  • Bring WordPress and Git Together With Revisr

    29 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Outside of the WordPress world, it’s common to use Git to manage a site’s version control. Of course, many theme and plugin developers use Git to manage their source files, but until fairly recently it’s been difficult to put a copy of a site — database and all — into a git repository. If you’re […]
  • Magento Shoplift Vulnerability – Download Patch Now

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:25 pm
    A patch has been released to fix a remote code execution vulnerability in both Magento Enterprise and Community Editions. In February, Check Point researchers announced that they released details of the critical RCE (remote code execution) vulnerability in the Magento platform. Checkpoint originally found this exploit back in February and contacted Magento privately regarding the […]
  • Oasis Workflow Plugin Is A Powerful Editorial Workflow Manager For WordPress

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    For a small blog with only one writer, workflows are generally straightforward: write, proofread, publish. I often suggest that one-person blogs take advantage of an editorial calendar, but beyond that there isn’t much need for more advanced workflow management tools. The situation is entirely different for blogs with multiple writers and editors dealing with a […]
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  • Osper Card Reviews – Prepaid Debit Credit Card

    29 Apr 2015 | 3:03 pm
    As a father of two children, a blogger and someone that has worked in technology for nearly 20 years. I love it when I find a product where all three come together. If you haven't heard of Osper before it's a prepaid debit or credit card aimed at helping parents to educate their children about finances. I have read a few Osper Card Reviews but after using their service since January 2015, I  felt compelled to write my own Osper Review. ×Proofread 3 Osper Card Reviews - What is Osper? Osper is a really straightforward app that is linked to a MasterCard debit or credit card.You order a…
  • iZettle Review – user and customer reviews for chip and pin

    19 Apr 2015 | 4:50 am
    iZettle - take payments from your customers, without any fuss or ridiculous charges I'll begin my iZettle review with a story. Whilst visiting a local shop the other day something incredibly strange happened. I went to purchase something using my debit card, virtually all shops accept them these days. Only to be told "Sorry we don't accept card payments. There is a cash machine down the road."So what did I do? I went and made the purchase from a shop that does take card payments. I didn't have the time to go cash machine hunting. Ok, my story probably isn't that strange, but it shows that in…
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    Hardware BBQ

  • Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK Rev 1.0 Motherboard Review

    The Sorcerer
    3 May 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK Rev 1.0 motherboard is mostly black- expansion slots, PCB, passive sinks and a lot more than that. The motherboard maker claims that its Black Edition motherboards have gone through 168 hours of ‘server grade durability’ testing. On top of it, it comes with a 5-year warranty. On paper, it looks very attractive to attract a large set of users.  A total of 6x native SATA III and 2x SATA III via a Marvell controller. The ethernet controllers used are Intel I217-V Gigabit LAN and another LAN but with Killer E2201 from Qualcomm. Lets also not forget the M.2…
  • CM Storm Octane Gaming Gear Combo Review

    The Sorcerer
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Coolermaster’s previous keyboard and mouse combo pack “CM Storm Devastator” has received a good amount of attention from PC users, including gamers. When we reviewed the combo while the keyboard was pretty good with nothing more than two-to-three key rollover support, the mouse could have been more comfortable. CM Storm Octane is another keyboard and mouse combo and as one will expect, it comes with few features and improvements. So what’s the difference between them, other than the design? CM Storm Devastator had a single backlit while Octane provides up to seven. The DPI range…
  • Gigabyte G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 980 GPU Review

    The Sorcerer
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 980 is a non-reference factory overclocked variant of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 that was reviewed a long time ago. In comparison with the reference edition, the GPU cooler has multiple changes and would appeal to a good deal of end users. The metal backplate and the triple fan casing is one of the changes, but as the card gets opened, you will see a lot of cooling options that would keep this card away from few GPU maker’s non-reference counterparts. Whether its worth the money or not is your choice, here is the review of the G1 Gaming GTX 980. The post Gigabyte…
  • Kingston HyperX Skyn Gaming Mousepad Review

    The Sorcerer
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:09 pm
    There are two types of mouse pads: Cloth based and hard pad. Kingston, on the other hand, introduced a paper thin plastic sheet, an adhesive layered mousepad with friction and smooth surface called ‘HyperX Skyn’. As someone who used Razer Goliathus Control Oversize edition (the first make that I bought in 2007 and lasted nicely until 2014 when the cloth started to fray and tear) and the currently used- Corepad XXXXL mouse pad that measures 47.20 x 23.60 inches with 300mm thickness, i curious how is my experience with the paper thin gaming mat is going to be. From a cloth pad user, the…
  • Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU Air Cooler Review

    The Sorcerer
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    For HTPC setups, having a good case, motherboard and a CPU cooler is important. Coolermaster made a pretty good impression with their CM Elite 130 mini-ITX case. Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI also has a pretty good layout as well.  But with setups like Coolermaster Elite 130, you need clearance as the power supply is mounted just above the mini ITX motherboard. Sure! You do get low profile CPU air coolers and even the stock Intel heatsink is very low profile. But we need better cooling for many reasons, even if it doesn’t include overclocking. Not everyone lives in a place with cool and comfortable…
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    The Four-eyed Journal

  • Joey Ayala Song Book on Scribd

    30 Apr 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Found this rare gem while Googling for lyrics of Joey Ayala’s songs. View this document on Scribd His hit songs complete with guitar chords, lyrics both in Filipino and English! Wish I could have an original copy. Awesomeness!
  • How many more Mary Jane Velosos?

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Update: Indonesia has postponed the execution of Mary Jane Veloso, based on the fact that the accused recruiter had surrendered to the authorities and will face investigation. While it did not commute Veloso’s death sentence, the postponement has granted her and her family a glimmer of hope, a second chance at life, if you will. Now, the ball is on the hands of the Philippine government, the Aquino administration to thoroughly investigate, prosecute and bring to justice the real perpetrators behind the illegal trafficking and using Veloso as a drug mule. Her life, literally depends on…
  • Jack Doyle: Why ‘The Hobbit’ Doesn’t Cut It

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Even in a fantasy world, millennials could journey with the Lord of the Rings characters. Aragorn struggles to accept his true identity. Eowyn battles prejudice and unrequited love. Frodo is the smallest and most unlikely hero — and even with powerful friends, he’s not guaranteed to win. I’ve heard more than one friend claim (and who can blame them) that their sexual awakening happened around when the exhausted, sweaty Aragorn opened the doors of Edoras in slow motion. Many young people, myself included, started writing our own fantasy stories inspired by the movies. And our throats…
  • Iqbal as an alias, what’s the big deal?

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Despite the illegal use of a nom de guerre in negotiating with the government, Iqbal’s acts cannot be deemed invalid or illegal, provided they were done with the authority of the MILF, his principal. In point of fact, the MILF leadership has expressly affirmed his authority and the binding effect of his acts. So, what’s the big deal? Moreover, the government’s peace panel headed by Miriam Coronel Ferrer, including Secretary Teresita Deles, admitted knowledge of Iqbal’s nom de guerre; in fact, they also know his real name. So, his use of a fictitious name is not an issue in assessing…
  • CNET: What you need to know about Wi-Fi calling

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:23 pm
    Curious about Wi-Fi calling? Or do you have it confused with with other services like Skype, Viber, etc? CNET has a comprehensive rundown of what Wi-FI calling is, how it works and which providers in the US are offering it. Curious though as to when local telcos like Globe and Smart will offer it.
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    Create Your Next Customer

  • Google: Mobile Searches Overtaking Desktop

    InformationWeek Blog
    6 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    More and more people are searching the Web on their smartphones and tablets, and Google is looking to serve up more ads and services to users through their mobile devices. In an indicator that smartphones are becoming consumers’ top platform when it comes to daily activities, search giant Google announced more of its searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 different countries, including the US. The report from Google comes right on the heels of the company’s requirement that websites offer mobile-friendly versions. On April 21, Google instituted changes to…
  • 2015 Best of Interop Awards: JumpCloud Takes Grand Prize

    Hilary Jansen
    1 May 2015 | 11:10 am
    Interop Las Vegas Announces Winners of Prestigious IT Industry Awards SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Interop Las Vegas, produced by UBM Tech, honors JumpCloud as the grand prize winner of the Best of Interop Awards, selected from the winners of nine technology categories. The awards recognize innovation and technological advancements across the IT industry, and were announced from Interop Las Vegas 2015, taking place this week (April 27-May 1) at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information, visit:…
  • Outsell Inc. Shares Spend and Trend Insights for B2B Media Executives in 2015

    Carly Cohen
    1 May 2015 | 8:14 am
    Outsell Inc. shared the results of their Annual Advertising and Marketing Study 2015: B2B Advertising. The study answers critical questions that vendors and publishers must understand about “how much,” “on what,” and “where” marketers and advertisers will spend their budget money this year. Here are some key takeaways: At almost $77 billion, B2B digital spending far outpaces other categories. Within digital, webinars posted the highest growth rate (almost 19%). Spending on companies’ own websites led growth in absolute dollars, adding $1.1 billion over 2014. Spending on…
  • 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100 Honors Nation’s Most Innovative Users of Business Technology

    Hilary Jansen
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
    Results of the 2015 Elite 100 research finds data-driven decision-making and mobility are top innovation priorities LAS VEGAS, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — UBM Tech’s InformationWeek released its annual InformationWeek Elite 100 ranking of the most innovative US-based users of business technology. The rankings and research results were announced Tuesday evening during the annual InformationWeek Conference, held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. For complete coverage of the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100, please visit: The…
  • Writing Headlines with Impact

    Beyond PR
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Today we are going to dissect how each component of your press release can drive readership and engagement if done correctly. The first and perhaps most overlooked component of a press release is the headline. Headlines have evolved from simple announcements that inform journalists of a new product or service. Today news releases are indexed by thousands of online databases & search engines, are shared multiple times via social media, and are still used by journalists to help write stories. Your press release headline needs to grab the attention of readers facing a content glut. But…
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    What's On My PC

  • Tips On Password Creation and Management

    4 May 2015 | 8:54 am
    Finished a refresher training today at my work that featured tips on password creation and management that I thought I would share with you. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to use strong passwords and different passwords for each account that you maintain. I can tell you from personal experience, that nearly every […]
  • Revive An Old PC or Laptop With The Transcend Information 256 GB SATA III SSD370

    3 May 2015 | 7:26 am
    Recently, I had an older Windows 7 based Toshiba Laptop given to me in exchange for removing the personal data off of the drive. The laptop was suffering some other issues, as well;  that I was able to fix. The laptop is approximately 5 years old and came at a time when I was giving […]
  • Windows Technical Department

    2 May 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Originally posted on Tech - for Everyone:I just got a phone call from some Indian claiming to be from the “Windows Technical Department”; he addressed me by name, and he started to tell me that there were serious problems with my computer, but I told him he is a vile criminal, and hung up…
  • How To Determine If Your Website Is Mobile-Friendly

    1 May 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Let’s face it, our mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) have become an attachment to our self. As a result, when we use the web browser on these devices we want the websites to load and fit the screen size without having to make adjustments. Web sites that are able to automatically make these adjustments are […]
  • FEATURED TECH SITE – I Love Free Software

    29 Apr 2015 | 6:29 am
    I Love Free Software are words I love to hear. Do you know many folks out there do not know there is actually free software available that is comparable (or better) than some of the paid versions? Today I want to point you to a website called, ilovefreesoftware, that has developed into the best free software […]
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina business and technology news

  • AKC Canine Health Foundation Marking Pet Cancer Awareness Month with Free Online Resources

    David Menzies
    6 May 2015 | 3:17 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs is continuing to leverage the power of science and research by providing free online resources to mark Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Podcasts, webinars, and other helpful information on different types of cancer and the search for cures will be available on the easy-to-use website throughout the month of May.“No two dogs are exactly alike, but they all have something in common: the need for quality health care,” Susan…
  • Xanofi Announces 3D Bioprinting Survey Winner

    David Menzies
    5 May 2015 | 4:23 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Xanofi, a nanomaterial company specializing in rapid product development ( and Izumi, a cutting-edge technology company, announces the winner of their 18 question, 3D bioprinting survey.  To incentivize researchers to fill out the survey, Xanofi offered an Apple iPad to a randomly chosen respondent. The winner is Karoly Jakab, Co-founder and Senior Scientist at Modern Meadow, Inc., Brooklyn, NY. NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media…
  • GCFLearnFree Joins Give Local America Campaign

    David Menzies
    5 May 2015 | 4:17 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- On May 5, 2015, GCFLearnFree – an online-based educational organization –joins other nonprofits and community foundations across the country for Give Local America, a 24-hour crowdfunding event that offers individuals a platform to invest in and celebrate the work of local nonprofit organizations nationwide.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media relations services to help clients achieve their business development and organizational goals. NCTechNews…
  • Myers Bigel Lends Expertise to Legal Community Events in April

    David Menzies
    5 May 2015 | 4:15 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, is supporting numerous events within the greater Triangle legal community last month with the active participation of several members of the firm’s talented legal team. They include Sridevi Basavaraju, David Beatty, Alice Bonnen, Ph.D., Sherry Murphy and Shawna Cannon Lemon, Ph.D. along with patent paralegal Betty-Lou Medlin.“The Triangle legal community is active and growing and it’s important for our talented legal team to remain engaged, provide…
  • Happy Fix Apparel, Accessories Now Available at Apex and Cary Hallmark Stores

    David Menzies
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:04 am
    CARY & APEX, N.C. -- Triangle-based positive lifestyle brand Happy Fix® ( is proud to announce that several of its most popular products are now available for purchase at Hallmark Stores in Apex and Cary. Just in time for Mother’s Day, shoppers can find Happy Feels Good Pink Ladies' Tees, HPY Caps, HPY Mugs, and brand-new HPY Smiling Oval Magnets at Lynn's Hallmark at Cary Towne Center and Lynn's Hallmark at Beaver Creek Commons in Apex.“We do really well selling products at festivals and events throughout North Carolina, so it made sense for us to seek-out retail…
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  • Reserve Strap: una pulsera que mejora el aspecto del Apple Watch y la vida de la batería

    Domadis Cabrera
    5 May 2015 | 11:26 am
    LUNATIK no es la única empresa creando accesorios interesantes para el Apple Watch. Reserve Strap es otro accesorio que llegará al mercado este año y que mejora el reloj de Apple. Los beneficios obvios de usar la Reserve Strap son la vida adicional de la batería y la mejora en el estilo y en el diseño del Apple Watch, pero la característica más interesante es la forma en que carga el Apple Watch. Si bien el plan original era utilizar la superficie de carga por inducción magnética en la parte posterior del Apple Watch, tal como lo hace el cable de carga original, los ingenieros…
  • Apple ya no está firmando iOS 8.2

    Domadis Cabrera
    4 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    A principios de marzo, Apple lanzó iOS 8.2 al público para brindar el soporte inicial para el Apple Watch, a pesar de que el reloj no estaba disponible en ese momento. Al poco tiempo, Apple lanzó la actualización de iOS 8.3, que trajo consigo un gran número de correcciones de errores y mejoras de estabilidad. Y ahora que iOS 8.3 está instalado en la mayor parte de dispositivos iOS, Apple ha dejado de firmar oficialmente iOS 8.2. Esto significa que ya no hay forma de que los usuarios puedan hacer downgrade a iOS 8.2 desde una versión de iOS más reciente. Y tampoco podrán restaurar una…
  • Andrios trae la experiencia Android en tu dispositivo iOS

    Domadis Cabrera
    3 May 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Andrios ha sido un tema candente entre los jailbreakers últimamente. Y el nuevo tweak, que ya está disponible en Cydia, trae muchas funcionalidades de Android a tu dispositivo iOS. Los desarrolladores de Andrios, BrandDev y Logan O’Connell, han trabajado duro para que el tweak cumpla con todo lo que promete de principio a fin. Andrios es una experiencia, y como su nombre indica, es la combinación de las palabras de Android y iOS. Y al mismo tiempo, Andrios no es un único tweak, sino varios tweaks empaquetados como uno solo. Andrios es una barra de acción, es un Centro de…
  • Amazon Instant Video para iOS recibe actualización

    Domadis Cabrera
    2 May 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Por lo visto Amazon le ha dado algo de cariño a su aplicación Amazon Instant Video para iOS, que puede reproducir contenido en alta definición, incluso cuando estés usando tu plan de datos celular. Respecto al tema de permitir la reproducción bajo red celular, es importante que la gente sea consciente de sus límites de datos mensuales, ya que una sóla hora de reproducción en streaming de una película en HD puede representar un alto consumo de datos. Por suerte, Amazon también ha introducido algunos ajustes de calidad que además de determinar que tan bien se verá el vídeo, te…
  • Apple reconoce los problemas del Apple Watch con los tatuajes

    Domadis Cabrera
    2 May 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Si tienes un tatuaje en tu muñeca, sólo tiene dos opciones: eliminar el tatuaje u olvidarte de tener un Apple Watch en tu mano, porque tras muchas quejas y reportes de usuarios teniendo problemas para usar el Apple Watch en sus muñecas tatuadas, Apple por fin ha confirmado que el Apple Watch no funciona si tienes las muñecas tatuadas. Tal y como te comentábamos ayer, los la pintura de los tatuajes interfiere con los LEDs fotosensibles utilizados por el reloj para medir la frecuencia cardíaca. “Los cambios permanentes o temporales en la piel, tales como algunos tatuajes, también…
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  • Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Review: Samsung finally delivers on design

    Tim Schiesser
    6 May 2015 | 10:08 pm
    The launch of the Galaxy S6 is one of the most important for Samsung in a long time, and this time around there’s not just one flagship, but two: the company has released a curved-display Edge variant. Both come with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a top-end 1440p resolution, a brand...
  • Reddit bolsters original content push with new video division

    Shawn Knight
    6 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Reddit, the self-professed front page of the Internet, has introduced a new video division tasked with creating original content from the stories that help drive the site’s popularity. The unit, made up primarily of two former video producers for The Verge, will focus its early efforts on one of the...
  • 'Myst' TV drama heading to Hulu

    Shawn Knight
    6 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Last October, a story regarding a potential Myst television series hit news cycles. It’s apparently the real deal and coming to Hulu if a new report from Deadline is to be believed.
  • Former Apple store head launches new premium retail service with customized delivery

    Justin Kahn
    6 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Another former Apple executive is about to launch a new startup company, this time focused on delivering and setting up your new electronics. While many of us, certainly a large portion of the TechSpot community, don’t want, never mind, need a “professional” setting up there new Xbox or iPhone, Ron...
  • Researchers find a trio of serious flaws in Lenovo PCs

    Shawn Knight
    6 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Less than three months after Lenovo’s embarrassing Superfish fiasco, the Chinese PC maker is under the microscope once again. Security research firm IOActive recently disclosed that it found a trio of vulnerabilities related to the company’s System Update feature.
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  • Could Controlled-Fusion Usher in a New Era of Clean Energy?

    Dr. Kat Mizouni
    4 May 2015 | 6:10 am
    Today six governments are involved in the planning and construction of what could be called “the largest international scientific undertaking in history”. Their purpose: to usher in a new era of clean, abundant energy. University of Washington scientists may be even closer.Fusion is theoretically well understood from the study of thermonuclear reactions and conditions that power the Sun. Under extremely high temperatures and pressure, hydrogen atoms are forced to overcome their electrical repulsion and fuse together, thereby releasing energy. Although the construction of such a device on…
  • Community Solar Spreading the PV Goodness

    Pete Danko
    3 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    The story of rooftop solar power in recent years is one of challenges conquered. Panels too pricey? Scaled up production (in China, mainly) took care of that. System capital costs still too high? New finance models, like leasing, came to the rescue.The next big challenge to fall by the wayside might be in making solar available to the millions of people and businesses who don’t have a rooftop of their own for a system.A community solar project taking shape in Colorado this spring. Image via SunShare.The National Renewable Energy Laboratory just released a report that found massive…
  • China Solar Power Surges: Leaves Entire World Behind

    Pete Danko
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    China issued an update on its solar progress this week and made every other solar-seeking country around the world feel kind of pathetic.The National Energy Board said 5.04 GW was installed in the first quarter of 2015. To put that in perspective, China’s three-month total was just a gigawatt shy of what the U.S. installed in all of 2014 – and it was a good year for the Americans, their best ever. And as an Australia-based renewable energy website noted, 5.04 GW is “an amount the Australian government has said would be impossible to install within five years.”image via…
  • Putting a Price on Carbon: A Tough, But Necessary, Nut to Crack

    Pete Danko
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:29 am
    Carbon dioxide exacts a cost, that much we know. It’s when we try to take the logical next step – putting a price on carbon – that things get complicated.The issue is in the news as the province of Ontario moves to join what Clean Energy Canada calls “North America’s largest cap and trade alliance,” the one between Ontario’s Canadian neighbor Quebec and the state of California.image via Government of OntarioIf you’re not familiar with how a cap and trade scheme works, conceptually, it’s pretty simple: Government sets a limit on the total amount of carbon emissions…
  • All Signs Point to Solar Power Juggernaut Rolling On

    Pete Danko
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    It’s not a contest. Renewable energy is no zero-sum game (or doesn’t have to be, at least), and according to the experts, all of it and then some will be needed to keep global temperatures from rising beyond safe levels. Still, it’s hard not to view the growth of the two leading non-hydro renewable energy technologies – wind and solar – in relation to each other.We reported recently that wind grew quickly in 2014, but solar had itself a very good year as well. And there are signs that it could be in for even more rapid growth.First Solar panels installed at utility-scale site…
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  • The Best VPN Services

    Christian Cawley
    7 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    The need for secure, anonymous connections to the Internet has increased considerably in the past few years, as more and more users come to realise the importance of not being seen and followed online. We’ve compiled a list of what we consider to be the best Virtual Private Network (VPN) service providers, grouped by premium, free, and torrent-friendly. We’ll be updating this list regularly, so leave your feedback in the comments for services we should add (or even remove). Last updated: December 1, 2014 These VPNs offer solutions that will mask your online presence to keep you…
  • The Biggest Movie Sets Ever Used in Cinema

    Dave LeClair
    6 May 2015 | 7:30 pm
    It takes a lot to make a movie. Not only are there all of the people behind and in front of the camera, but there’s also the sets on which the magic is made. Some sets are simple, and some are far more elaborate. Some movie sets are just so big that they dwarf those used in your average film. Which movie sets are the biggest in history? What are the backstories on some of these movie sets? Check out the infographic below for a detailed look at some sets that will absolutely blow your mind. Via Wallpaper DirectRead the full article: The Biggest Movie Sets Ever Used in Cinema
  • What Would Be On Your Ultimate Smartwatch? [We Ask You]

    Dave Parrack
    6 May 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Smartwatches are smart. The clue is in the name. But they could be smarter. Better. More desirable. Because while this first generation of smartwatches are OK, they’re far from perfect. Let’s fix that by building the ultimate smartwatch. Smarting For a Smarter Smartwatch The Apple Watch is now out in the wild, with the earliest adopters already wearing the smartwatch so cool even James Bond would want one. There are also several Apple Watch alternatives already on the market, most of which are powered by Android Wear. However, as nice as these smartwatches may be, none of them are…
  • How Safe Are Your Friends? (And How To Securely Donate To a Disaster Area)

    Angela Alcorn
    6 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
    “I’m Safe”. Just what you wanted to hear. In recent years it’s been noted that, despite almost everyone having mobile phones, it’s still incredibly difficult to get information in and out from a disaster area. Some startups have developed apps that use mesh networks to communicate between mobile users, such as Firechat and Serval. But there is more that can be done to connect the people within a disaster area with the rest of the world, and to get help to the people in need. Meanwhile, Facebook has really moved on from being just a place to poke your…
  • Settings and Syncing: Firefox versus Chrome

    Sandy Stachowiak
    6 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Whether you primarily use your browser for work or play; speed, reliability, settings, and features are essential. Firefox and Chrome are top browser choices, each with their own benefits. So, is there a “best choice” between the two? Let’s look at a few differences. Browser Settings Browser settings provide the most basic options for setting up, organizing, and using your browser to its potential. How many settings are available, how accessible they are, and to what extent each can be configured is important. Why? Because when it comes to using your browser you want the most vibrant…
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  • How to Fix Your PC Yourself

    The Pit Crew
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Great advice from Tim Fisher at In the past 15 years, people from around the world have come to depend on PC Pitstop as a trusted resource for the tools and information they need to fix their own PCs. Continue Reading →The post How to Fix Your PC Yourself appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:5 Free Must Have Hardware Diagnostic Tools These five free tools can help you diagnose most...5 Dangers of Free Software Why you must tread very carefully around freeware. Continue Reading...Top Free Software Welcome to the Top Free Software Report. There are...
  • Lenovo Expands Recall Over Battery Dangers

    The Pit Crew
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:23 pm
    Lenovo Expands Recall Over Battery Dangers PC makers Lenovo has announced an expansion of a laptop recall that began in 2014 – due to dangers related to issues of overheating. Lenovo received four reports of incidents where battery packs overheated,… Continue Reading →The post Lenovo Expands Recall Over Battery Dangers appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:Thinkpad Batteries Recalled for Fire Risk Lenovo has issued a recall for thousands of Thinkpad batteries...‘Flames & Fire’ Prompt New HP & Compaq Battery Recall HP has announced the…
  • Update Your Facebook Password Fast

    Ask Dave Taylor
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:59 pm
    If you have been hacked - the sooner you act to protect your accounts - the better. Continue Reading →The post Update Your Facebook Password Fast appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:Changing Account Password in Windows 8? How do I change my account password in Windows...How to reset or recover a lost Microsoft Account password? What's my option to regain access and recover my...Ask Dave Taylor: Making Facebook Stalker-Proof With the rise of the digital age and social...
  • PC Security Quiz

    Tips4 PC
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:37 pm
    Test your knowledge of the best pc security practices. Continue Reading →The post PC Security Quiz appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:Allowing Programs Through a Windows Firewall If you know of a trustworthy application that 10 Tips To Improve Your Computer Security Computer security is no joke—the FBI recently arrested a...Should You Trust a Network When connecting to a network while running Windows 7...
  • Email Attachments Are Trouble

    Leo Notenboom
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Far too frequently our willingness to open email attachments - leads to malware infections. Continue Reading →The post Email Attachments Are Trouble appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:Evil Side of Email Images Leo looks at why, and how spammers and others use...The Right Way to Handle Cryptolocker Leo outlines the best way to handle Cryptolocker and...Ask Leo: Are Free Email Services Worth It? By Leo Notenboom I've been receiving a lot of...
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    Online Tech Tips

  • How to Hide Sheets, Cells, Columns, and Formulas in Excel

    Aseem Kishore
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:46 pm
    If you use Excel on a daily basis, then you’ve probably run into situations where you needed to hide something in your Excel worksheet. Maybe you have some extra data worksheets that are referenced, but don’t need to be viewed. Or maybe you have a few rows of data at the bottom of the worksheet that need to be hidden. There are a lot of different parts to an Excel spreadsheet and each part can be hidden in different ways. In this article, I’ll walk you through the different content that can be hidden in Excel and how to get view the hidden data at a later time. How to Hide…
  • Best Free Windows Registry Cleaner

    Aseem Kishore
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    If you’re reading this article, you came here looking for a way to “clean out” your Windows registry. Maybe someone told you that cleaning out the registry will fix computer performance issues or application crashes or something else that sounds really good. Unfortunately, many of these claims are false and could actually cause your computer more harm. The Windows registry is basically a really big database with a bunch of keys and values that stores data about everything that makes Windows and the applications installed on it run. The registry starts off very large and can…
  • How to Set Away Message in Outlook

    Aseem Kishore
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:31 am
    Going out of the office soon and need to setup an Out of Office, Away or Vacation message in Outlook? You would think it would be super easy, but unfortunately it’s not! There are actually two ways of creating an automatic reply and it depends on whether Outlook is stand-alone or using Microsoft Exchange. If your are in a corporate environment and Outlook is connected to MS Exchange, then setting an out of office reply is actually very easy. Let’s go through that method first and then we’ll discuss how to do it if you are not using Exchange. Out of Office Message w Exchange In Office…
  • How to Change Default Picture Viewer in Windows

    Aseem Kishore
    2 Apr 2015 | 3:57 am
    By default, when I double-click on a picture in Windows, Windows Photo Viewer opens the image! That’s nice, but I would rather it open with a different photo viewing program, such as Photoshop, GIMP, etc. If this problem annoys you also, there is a simple way to change the default photo viewing program in Windows to the application of your choice! Actually, there are two ways to go about it. Also, you can configure it so that one image type opens with one application and another image type opens with a different program. So you could have JPG images open with Photoshop and GIF images open…
  • Change or Spoof a MAC Address in Windows or OS X

    Aseem Kishore
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Every NIC (Network Interface Card) has a unique MAC address (Media Access Control). This applies to all types of network cards, including Ethernet cards and WiFi cards. The MAC Address is a six-byte number or 12-digit hexadecimal number that is used to uniquely identify a host on a network. An example of a MAC address is 1F-2E-3D-4C-5B-6A and it falls into the Layer 2 networking protocol of the OSI model. In today’s networks, ARP, or Address Resolution Protocol converts a MAC address to a Layer 3 protocol address, such as an IP address. A MAC address can also be called a Physical Address.
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    Tech Spikes

  • So Your PC Has Stopped Working. Do You Need To Buy A New One?

    Laura Jackson
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:12 am
    You’ll find a PC in almost every home and office across the land. Computers are a form of technology that we’ve all come to love and depend on. They help us to stay productive and efficient, and they’re used on a daily basis. As you can imagine, it becomes something of a catastrophe when our PCs stop working! Some people just assume their computers have reached the end of their usable lives. At that stage, they’re resigned to thinking they need to buy a new one. But, is there any way of keeping existing PCs working for a while longer? Source The sad truth is that many people believe…
  • You’re Doing SEO All Wrong! Here’s Why

    Laura Jackson
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Search engine optimisation is perhaps one of the most confusing aspects of online marketing. Few people understand it, and even fewer execute it well. Google have done a fantastic job of refining and honing its algorithm. They make regular changes to ensure they serve the best and most relevant content to their users. However, these constant changes and updates make it a nightmare for marketers and websites. Every time Google updates its algorithm, it changes the world of SEO. Essentially, everything you were told to do last year no longer works! Worse still, continuing to follow outdated…
  • Killer Ideas to Protect Your Business Computer Network

    Laura Jackson
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:23 pm
    When you’re operating a business, you’re going to have a lot of information to deal with. Almost any kind of work or documentation you send or receive will be done through the use of computers. The internet rules the world these days. So it’s difficult to imagine a business not making use of the internet enjoying any success. But the trouble is computers are fragile creatures. And because they basically support your entire business network you need to look after them. See, computers are prone to damage, malfunction and viruses. And these can have a debilitating effect on the business.
  • Easy Ways to Protect Your Computer

    Laura Jackson
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:18 pm
    If you own a computer, there’s a good bet you use it for important things. You might have it for work. Or you may just go on it socially. But there’s no doubt you’ll use it for important things, and there will be important information stored. Because of this you need to take care to make sure you protect your computer as often as you can. Whether you have a PC, a laptop or a Mac, you need to make sure they’re protected. You don’t want your sensitive information getting into the wrong hands. You also want to protect the computer from viruses and loss of information. The good news is…
  • Awesome Tech Tips For Small Business Owners

    Laura Jackson
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:04 pm
    If you own and run a small business, it’s vital that you utilize modern technology to your advantage. There is no getting away from the fact that it is possible to save a lot of time and money by using some of the most recent advancements in the tech world. Of course, which devices and concepts benefit you most will depend upon the nature of your business model. Considering that, we’ve done our best to highlight some of the things you might like to think about. We’re going to cover only those ideas that have a wide appeal in the hope of them being useful for your business. So, it’s…
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    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • Smartphone microscope scans blood for parasitic worms in minutes

    Nick Lavars
    7 May 2015 | 12:47 am
    In Africa, the spread of parasitic worms known as Loa loa is seriously hindering the efforts of health care workers to cure particular rampant diseases. Though there are drugs available to treat both river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, if they are administered to a patient who also happens to also be infected with Loa loa the consequences can be lethal. This is complicated further by the inherent difficulties in screening for the worms, but a newly developed mobile phone microscope needing only a drop of blood to automatically detect the parasite promises to make things a whole lot…
  • Spine Optics redefines the hinges on your glasses

    Loz Blain
    6 May 2015 | 11:28 pm
    I wouldn't normally pay too much attention to such a seemingly minor thing as eyeglass hinges, but Spine Optic's extraordinary 3D video animation caught my imagination. The company's range of frames feature a nifty self-closing hinge inspired by the human backbone that holds the glasses firmly in place on your face and offers extra flexibility to fit different sized heads... Continue Reading Spine Optics redefines the hinges on your glasses Section: Good Thinking Tags: Eyewear Glasses Related Articles: Popticals' sliding rail system makes wraparound sunglasses more compact Eyejusters -…
  • FAA's new drone program goes above and beyond the line of sight

    Nick Lavars
    6 May 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Amazon's ambitious plans to deliver small parcels by drones just took another little jump towards reality, with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) launching a new program to study the use of drones beyond the operator's line of sight. The initiative sees the agency team up with three companies to take drone technology forward, with the ultimate goal of hastening the safe integration of the vehicles into US airspace... Continue Reading FAA's new drone program goes above and beyond the line of sight Section: Aircraft Tags: Drone laws Delivery drones Drone FAA Related Articles: Amazon to…
  • VW and BMW put vehicle functionality on your wrist with Apple Watch apps

    Scott Collie
    6 May 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Wearable technology uptake may still be in its early stages, but car manufacturers are already leveraging the technology in an effort to improve the ownership experience for car buyers. Following the Google Glass app from Tesla and hot on the heels of BMW, Volkswagen is offering an Apple Watch app that allows owners to control a raft of car functions, all without ever having to take their phone from their pockets... Continue Reading VW and BMW put vehicle functionality on your wrist with Apple Watch apps Section: Automotive Tags: BMW Volkswagen Apps Apple Watch Wearable Apple Related…
  • Video road test: Benelli BN302 delivers the Italian experience at a budget price

    Loz Blain
    6 May 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Benelli's new Chinese ownership group QianJiang knows a thing or two about manufacturing. It makes more than 1.5 million bikes a year and this production muscle has enabled Benelli to put together an entry-level machine that delivers impressive specs and great looks at a price that undercuts even the Japanese competition. A 300cc parallel twin with twin disc brakes and adjustable suspension, the Benelli BN302 should make a nice "exotic" alternative for new riders... Continue Reading Video road test: Benelli BN302 delivers the Italian experience at a budget price Section: Motorcycles Tags:…
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    John Morris

  • Coupon Code for the Complete Web Developer Course on Udemy

    John Morris
    6 May 2015 | 9:56 am
    The Complete Web Developer Course on Udemy is as the name says a comprehensive web development course for new to intermediate developers. The course covers these topics: HTML CSS Javascript jQuery Twitter Bootstrap WordPress PHP MySQL APIs Mobile Apps You can check out my full review of the Complete Web Developer Course here if you still have questions. Otherwise, you can use the special link below for an 85% off coupon to the course: Click here for the 85% off coupon code That is an affiliate link and I will earn a small commission (at NO cost to you) when you purchase the course through…
  • How to Insert Form Data Into a MySQL Database Using PHP

    John Morris
    29 Apr 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Why won’t my form data insert properly into my MySQL database? Here’s the most common reasons why: Here’s the code I used in the video: <?php // Only process the form if $_POST isn't empty if ( ! empty( $_POST ) ) { // Connect to MySQL $mysqli = new mysqli( 'localhost', 'YOUR_DB_USERNAME', 'YOUR_DB_PASSWORD', 'YOUR_DB_NAME' ); // Check our connection if ( $mysqli->connect_error ) { die( 'Connect Error: ' . $mysqli->connect_errno . ': ' . $mysqli->connect_error ); } // Insert our data $sql = "INSERT INTO user ( name, email ) VALUES (…
  • How to Validate an Email Address (By Domain) Using PHP

    John Morris
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:17 pm
    How can I validate an email address (by domain) using PHP? Here’s how: Here’s the class that does all the heavy lifting and an example page for including and using the class: <?php /** * Validates email addresses * * This class is used to validate email addresses using several different criteria. * * @version 1.0 * @author John Morris <> */ class validate_email { /** * Accepted domains * @access private * @var array */ private $accepted_domains; /** * The class constructor * * This sets up the class */ public function __construct() { // Set the…
  • How Important Are the oDesk Skills Tests?

    John Morris
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    Do the oDesk skills tests really matter when you consider the answers are available everywhere on the web? Thing is, the upside of getting high scores on these tests is very limited; however, the downside of NOT having them is enormous. Here’s what I mean: Do the Tests Matter? They matter in the sense that if they’re not there clients will wonder why. Imagine a client looking at 10 different freelancer profiles. Nine of them have a PHP test with a score in the top 1% and one of them doesn’t have it at all. That will stick out to them and could be enough for them to pass on…
  • What Are the Best Sources of Potential Freelance Jobs?

    John Morris
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:04 am
    What are the best places to find quality, high-paying freelance jobs? A lot of freelancers struggle with this and frankly make mistakes in their approach. But, making a simple switch in how you go about looking for freelance jobs you can open you up to a greater array of clients… So you can get as much freelance work as you want. Here’s how: Finding Freelance Jobs I find a lot of freelancers believe in an “all-in” approach to freelancing. They either go “all-in” with freelance sites or “all-in” with getting clients from their website. They go…
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  • 9 Great LXDE Themes

    Derrik Diener
    6 May 2015 | 4:25 pm
    When it comes to Linux desktop environment aesthetics, the LXDE desktop environment is probably the weakest. The default skin it comes with, to be frank, is kind of dated and bland. Not to worry! Since this desktop environment is on Linux, you can tear it apart and make it look however you’d like!So why not make a list dedicated to nine great themes you can install right now into your LXDE session? I should mention, since this is LXDE, you’ll be able to use both XFCE4 themes as well as GTK2+ themes (and the panel even has support for images if you want).Note: the instructions to…
  • Top 8 Mixmax Features That Will Make You More Productive in Gmail (in Chrome)

    Khamosh Pathak
    6 May 2015 | 2:25 pm
    For all the great email clients like Mac’s Mailbox and some not so good ones like MS Outlook, the most reliable way of using Gmail is still in your browser – preferably in Chrome. But when you’re using Gmail on the Web, you don’t get additional features that some dedicated apps provide.The Gmail’s web app is really bare-bones (Inbox is trying to make it a bit better). All you can do is read and write email. If you want to do more, you need to hunt for other services that plug into Gmail. Want to track read emails? Install Mailtrack or Bananatag. Want to send a…
  • Writage: A New Contender for Windows’ Best Markdown Editor?

    Paul Ferson
    6 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    Not everyone likes installing numerous programs to complete what are, ostensibly, the same or similar tasks. Writing software is a contentious example of this in action: we previously covered Markdown text editors on Windows, including the very minimalist Smart Down, and options hosted online.A recent comment left by a reader put us on the trail of “Writage” – another Markdown related tool, but not an editor in the conventional sense. Rather, Writage is an extension for Microsoft Word that can produce a document in Markdown.Why?There are many Markdown editors, including…
  • Easily Take and Share Your Screenshots with

    Christopher Harper
    5 May 2015 | 4:25 pm
    At one point or another, everyone has wished they had easy access to screenshots.There is, of course, no shortage of screen capture options for those who look. Windows operating systems have a nifty Snipping Tool that can be pinned to the taskbar to be used at any time, and there are countless FireFox and Chrome extensions that support capturing screens from webpages.Puush, stylized, is a free, file-pushing cloud storage application that prioritizes quick screen capture and sharing as its primary feature. Before and other applications like it came along, people who wanted to…
  • How to Create a Mac OS X Recovery Disk

    Phil South
    5 May 2015 | 2:25 pm
    If the worst happens and your Mac crashes and won’t start, what can you do? Of course you should do Time Machine backups regularly. Unless you do that, you won’t get your machine back exactly as it was if trouble strikes, but it’s worse than that.The recovery disk, a secret partition which is part of the Recovery System, resides on your system drive, and while it contains useful tools to recover your data and move on, it’s no good if you can’t get to it.In this article, we talk about the Recovery Disk hiding on your system, and how to prepare for the worst case scenarios by…
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  • How To Choose A Domain Hosting Package For Your Business

    shabnam sultan
    5 May 2015 | 10:17 pm
    Building a website for a business, brand or even a personal portfolio gives you an additional platform to connect with individuals from around the world. When you want to launch a website or blog or of your own and you are in need of domain hosting or web hosting it is important to review your needs while understanding what each hosting company and service has to offer. Domains and Hosting Packages Seeking out a web hosting company that hosts sites and domain names is a way to save time while combining your purchases into one. Finding a web host that This is a post from: Techiezlounge
  • Valuable Tips to Improve the Battery Life of Your Android Smartphones

    shabnam sultan
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:33 pm
    The smartphones are becoming smarter each day. The advancement in technology has made it possible to crunch in a plethora of features within the smartphones. Not to mention, the various innovative apps that serve several purposes have made life a lot easy and simple. However, as the features and applications are squeezed in, it is having an impact on the battery life. If you are a smartphone user you must have surely experienced a situation where your battery drained off completely at a crucial moment. Well, you certainly are not alone in the world that goes through this adversity. Millions…
  • How To Reset Samsung Galaxy S6

    shabnam sultan
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    At times your Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone might become frozen and unresponsive. You can fix the issue by performing a Soft Reset or Hard Reset on Galaxy S6. How To Reset Samsung Galaxy S6 To Fix Frozen Galaxy S6 Issues Soft Reset Galaxy S6 If your Galaxy S6 has become frozen and is unresponsive you can try to hold the Power button and the Volume button simultaneously for about 10 seconds to restart it. Also Check: How To Transfer Data To The Samsung Galaxy S6 How To Set Up Fingerprint Sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Hard Reset Galaxy S6 This is a post from: Techiezlounge
  • How To Downgrade iOS 8.3 On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    shabnam sultan
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Apple released iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch which brought new features along with bugs fixes and improvements. If you are facing issues after upgrading your device to iOS 8.3, you can downgrade iOS 8.3 iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch to iOS 8.2. How To Fix Touch ID Not Working After iOS 8.3 Update How To Downgrade iOS 8.3 On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch 1. Take a backup of all data to iCloud or using iTunes so that you can you can go back, if things don’t turn out fine. 2. Download iOS 8.2 firmware file for your device. This is a post from: Techiezlounge
  • How To Fix Touch ID Not Working After iOS 8.3 Update

    shabnam sultan
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:24 am
    Apple released iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. However, many users are reporting that Touch ID is not working after iOS 8.3 update for App Store purchases. If you are also facing Touch ID not working after iOS 8.3 update, here is the fix. How To Fix Touch ID Not Working After iOS 8.3 Update 1. Launch “Settings” on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. 2. Now, you will have to Tap on “Touch ID & Passcode”. 3. Enter your “Passcode” or “Password”. 4. Toggle “iTunes & App Store” to Off. 5. Press “Home button” to…
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  • A Russian spacecraft is heading for a fiery demise

    Michael J. I. Brown, Associate professor at Monash University
    6 May 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Progress M27-M will meet the same fate as the European Space Agency's Jules Verne Automated Transfer Vehicle which broke up on re-entry back in 2008 after a sucesful supply mission to the International Space Station. NASA/ESA/Bill Moede and Jesse CarpenterThe Progress M-27M spacecraft is on its last orbits of Earth before it will be destroyed on re-entry into our atmosphere. Exactly when and where that will happen is not known. But, if you are very lucky, you might get a chance to spot the doomed Russian spacecraft before it breaks up or even during its demise. The unpiloted spacecraft…
  • The ‘other’ red meat on the ‘real’ palaeodiet

    Darren Curnoe, Human evolution specialist &amp; ARC Future Fellow at UNSW Australia
    6 May 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Cannibalism in Brazil in 1557 as described by Hans Staden (b. around 1525 – Wolfhagen, 1579) Wikimedian Commons, CC BY-SAThe so-called palaeodiet, and now even the palaeo-epigenetic diet, has come under a lot of scrutiny of late for making wild and unsubstantiated claims and for being downright dangerous to our health. I think its fair to ask if we’re serious about the palaeolifestyle, then just how far are we prepared to take this obsession with our Stone Age heritage and its claimed benefits? If it really offers a panacea for good health, shouldn’t we all become cave dwellers again…
  • More STEM education won't protect our jobs from robots

    Toby Walsh, Professor, Research Group Leader, Optimisation Research Group at NICTA
    6 May 2015 | 9:13 pm
    It might become a great engineer, but will unlikely be a very good social worker. Marc Palumbo/Flickr, CC BYCare to guess what is the world’s fastest growing industry? Health care? Biotech? Energy? Nope. According to a recent report, it’s robotics. And those robots are slowly but surely putting people out of work. Recent research at the University of Oxford suggests that nearly half of all jobs are at risk from automation. Ironically this research used some advanced machine learning techniques to estimate which professions were most at risk of being automated in the next 20 years. Even…
  • How 'digital natives' are killing the 'sage on the stage'

    Cris Brack, Assoc Professor Forest measurement &amp; management at Australian National University
    6 May 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Digital technology, and those who have grown up with it, are forcing the venerable lecture to adapt to the times. uniinnsbruck/Flickr, CC BY-NCThe idea that teachers should teach and students should listen presumes that teachers know more than their students. While this was generally true back when textbooks where a rarity, and may have been partly true since the invention of the public library, it is most likely untrue for at least many students in this era of the “active learner” (AKA “digital natives”). After all, with a smartphone in every student’s pocket and Google only a tap…
  • Bjorn again

    Matthew Bailes, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) at Swinburne University of Technology
    6 May 2015 | 12:36 am
    Bjorn Lomborg seems to irritate the hell out of many environmentalists. AAP Image/Alan PorrittWell they may have lost out on their fair share of the GST, but my friends at the University of Western Australia (UWA) are A$4 million better off thanks to a one-off Federal government grant by the Minister for Education Christoper “the fixer” Pyne. The grant is to establish a new “Australia Consensus Centre” at UWA. The consensus among most of my peers is that this was a bad idea. Why? Well first off, the new Centre is a partnership between the Copenhagen Consensus Center and the University…
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  • Tips to Protect your Kids on Smartphone [Infographic]

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:07 am
    Nowadays, children are very much addicted to technology. Especially, you’ll find a number of kids over 3 years are accessing their parents’ or sisters’ phones. But are you aware of what your child is doing with your phone? Kids above 8 years are likely to access the social media sites, internet browsing, play games and […]
  • How to Find Fresh Ideas for New Blog Content?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:46 am
    Blogging every day has become a habit of many people. Not matter what a person uses their blog for, everyone wants to get as many readers to each post as possible. One of the best ways to do that today is to keep the content on the blog fresh and new. Everyone uses different inspiration […]
  • Careers In Developing Sector Of Information Technology Services

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:17 am
    Computers and the information technology touch almost each field of current lifestyle. IT can assist with different functions as driving vehicles and analyzing diseases. Information technology enables faultless incorporation and interaction between businesses somewhere in the globe. To sustain IT systems working, the big workforce is required to keep networks, make new application and make […]
  • How to use EaseUS Partition Master?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am
    EaseUS Partition Master is one of the most widely used partition master software’s available for Windows PC. Easily create partition of your hard drive using EaseUS Partition Master. The tool helps you in easily extending your C drive to your desired partition space without losing any data. Easily migrate your Operating system from HDD to […]
  • Things you need to know before buying a smartphone online

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    Smartphones are ruling the current world and it has become a necessity to own a smartphone device for all your needs. But the increasing cost for high end featured phones is underrating the middle class public. This is why all the smartphone manufacturers have introduced the budget phones with all the good features and specifications […]
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  • Ebuyer to sell HP laptops running Ubuntu

    Darren Allan
    7 May 2015 | 12:31 am
    Canonical has partnered up with online retailer Ebuyer to sell a range of AMD-powered HP laptops that run Ubuntu. There are three different 15.6in laptops available, the HP 255, 355 and ProBook 455, which are priced at £200, £250 and £300 respectively. All have quad-core AMD CPUs and a 1TB hard drive, with 4GB of RAM except in the case of the ProBook which doubles this to 8GB. The 15.6in screen has a resolution of 1366 x 768, and all the notebooks come with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as the operating system, and are "perfect for business and home users" alike, according to Canonical. Lee Weymouth,…
  • Dropbox arrives in your Gmail with improved features

    Alan Buckingham
    6 May 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Dropbox is one of the most popular services for storing and sharing files online. Combine that with Google's Gmail, a widely used email service, and you serve up a recipe for success. Or at least the storage service thinks and hopes so. Dropbox is now arriving with improvements for that Gmail account you have, bringing easy storage sharing right to your desktop. This isn't entirely new -- an extension for Chrome has been available for a while now, but this update improves on things. "For many of you, Gmail is one of those tools, helping you share information and stay connected. That’s why…
  • Android M to be revealed May 28 at Google I/O?

    Mark Wilson
    6 May 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Countless Android users are still waiting for Lollipop to roll out to their handsets, but already there is talk of the successor -- Android M. Coming up at the end of this month, Google I/O is a developer conference hosted by the search giant in San Francisco and today the full schedule for the event appeared online. An event on May 28 with the title Android for Work update is of particular interest as there is a strong hint that details of Android M will be revealed. Although it seems that Google may have let something slip a little early -- the session that refers to the next version of…
  • U.S. smartphone market is phabulous

    Joe Wilcox
    6 May 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Alongside Euro-zone cell phone data, U.S. first-quarter 2015 phablet shipments are out from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Depending on how the numbers are cut, fanboys can rally for their platform. Spurred by iPhone 6 Plus, iOS showed strong performance, representing 44 percent of phablet sales. However, the number of iOS smartphone switchers from Android fell -- to 11.4 percent from 14.6 percent year over year -- supporting early anecdotal evidence that existing Apple customers are the most-likely 6 Plus buyers. Also confirming: Android smartphone conversions from iOS fell from 9.8 percent to…
  • Europe moves to end geo-blocking online content

    Mark Wilson
    6 May 2015 | 10:40 am
    While the internet is supposed to be an open-access resource, there is a great deal of content which can only be accessed in certain parts of the world. To comply with licensing rules, broadcasters in particular will often restrict access to their services to specific countries, but in Europe there are plans to bring such geo-blocking to an end. Described as "a discriminatory practice used for commercial reasons" geo-blocking is derided by the European Commission as little more than a money-making venture. The aim is to create what has been dubbed a Digital Single Market, breaking down…
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    Tech Prezz

  • Asus releases Android Lollipop for ZenFone 5

    Louis Jacob
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    Got a ZenFone 5 (A500KL) smartphone? Then, you must be waiting for the most exciting update for your device. Here goes the happy news that Asus has released Android Lollipop update. The update is...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Microsoft releases Surface 3 with full Windows OS; Pre-order starts at $499

    Louis Jacob
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    Microsoft Surface RT didn’t make that splash in the market, to be frank it was rather flop. However, it hasn’t killed the tablet completely and the company has introduced a new Surface tablet that...This post was first found on 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
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  • Try YouTube’s New Transparent Player Before it Arrives

    13 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Google has been working on a new slick player for its YouTube Videos. The upgrade looks amazing due its transparent; almost glassy effect.Though the new player has not brought any stunning new features (yet) but it does have something simple to offer. The player auto hides itself when the video start playing and only reappears when you hover over the video.This gives a feeling that there’s more space for the video, and has a clean look.Although the Player hasn’t arrived officially for everyone, there is a nifty little trick…
  • How to Activate WhatsApp Calling without Invites

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:06 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Whatsapp callingWhatsApp Calling has now rolled out to everyone. That means no more waiting to get an invite from someone or tweaking your rooted device to enable it unofficially.As of today, WhatsApp calling has been enabled by default on the updated WhatsApp version 2.12.19.To enable WhatsApp calling, all you have to do is install the updated APK over your already installed WhatsApp version or let it update from Play Store.I had tried the feature when it was still invite only and saw that the call quality was average and not up to the…
  • 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…
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  • iPhone 6 Has Changed Smartphone Balance of Power

    6 May 2015 | 12:14 pm
    While Apple was doing very well before the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus shipped last Fall, these “bigger than bigger” smartphones have had an outsized impact on global markets. From the US and Europe to the all-important China market, iPhone 6 is fueling market share gains for Apple.Kantar Worldpanel has release a report or maybe a series of reports on the state of the world smartphone market with one consistent message — the iPhone 6 has changed the smartphone balance of power.For example, in the US market version of their numbers, the iPhone 6 Plus has turned Apple into the…
  • Zibo iPhone App Review

    Aron Kramer
    6 May 2015 | 5:06 am
    ZiBo - 3D ZigZag Ball GameXllusion LtdGamesFreeDownloadIntroductionEvery so often you come across an app that gets you really addicted—the funny thing is that the concepts of these games more often than not are rather simple. Today I got a review of such an app for you guys, namely Zibo by Xllusion Ltd.In this 3D game it’s your job to balance and maneuver a ball across a small path, trying to get as far as you can without falling off. Frustrating as it might be sometimes, I can say I’m still trying to beat my high-score!How far can you get?Like I mentioned before, in Zibo you…
  • Moodie Foodie iPhone App

    Aron Kramer
    4 May 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Moodie Foodie - Queen Momo and her Secret RecipeNUBEE PTE. LTD.GamesFreeDownloadIntroductionWhat’s good, Tapscape! Today I’m back with another review for you guys and it’s going to be Moodie Foodie—Queen Momo and her Secret Recipe by Nubee Ptde Ltd. In this fantasy game it’s all about food and believe me when I say that it comes in many flavors.This game looked really promising, but was it any good? Let’s dive into the review!Peachatoria, Queen Mom and the PigOur adventure begins in the land of Gourmetia—namely in its oldest country called Peachatoria, where…
  • RakEM iPhone App Review

    Aron Kramer
    3 May 2015 | 2:05 pm
    RakEMRaketuSocial NetworkingFreeDownloadIntroductionToday we’ve got another app review for you, this time it’s the encrypted and safe chat application called RakEM by Raketu Communications Inc.Signing up and using RakEMAfter a smooth download and install it didn’t take long at all before I could get started with RakEM right away. Signing up is as easy as choosing a nickname and password, while the app gives you the option to validate your account either through e-mail or an SMS verification code. Now RakEM has some cool features to it that make it worthwhile to use, like…
  • Earth’s Rocks and the Rock Cycle Mac App Review

    Shaun Campbell
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:39 am
    Earth’s Rocks and the Rock CycleTasa Graphic Arts,Education$ 7.99DownloadEarth’s Rocks and the Rock Cycle is an educational app for Mac from developer Tasa Graphic Arts Inc that provides a great teaching resource for both kids and adults.The app contains a great wealth of easy-to-access information about rocks and the geological processes that lead to their continual creation and destruction. There are details and high-resolution photos of the three main types of rocks (Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic) with descriptions and depictions of how these rocks form the basis of the Rock…
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  • Top Reasons Why Print Marketing is Still Relevant in the Digital Era

    Chethan Thimmappa
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    Even if living in a digital era has lead us to communicate via text or email and to advertise via mobile devices or the web, print marketing is more important than ever. Marketers have realized that branded print material should be an integral part of any marketing mix. Therefore, in order to be successful, businesses shouldn’t fail to include valuable print marketing tools such as flyers (which you can order at very affordable prices online, like you can do here), brochures, catalogs, newsletters and business cards in their offline marketing channels. Business should rely on an offline…
  • 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…
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  • You Can Experience 0-62 MPH in 1.73 Secs with Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo

    mike chua
    6 May 2015 | 11:18 pm
    “The world of concept cars is somewhat elitist. But this time we wanted you to be the driver (of a concept car),” said Peugeot Design Chief, Gilles Vidal. Whether you wake up everyday to caviar spread or just an ordinary folks who rub shoulders with others on a public transport, Peugeot latest supercar is yours to drive, well, virtually, that is. And also that’s provided you have a Playstation 3 and a copy of the Gran Turismo 6 game. So, yes. It’s another Vision Gran Turismo to join the growing list that has already been filled by the likes Mercedes-Benz, Alpine, Chevrolet. Peugeot is…
  • Roku Introduces New Full HD Roku TV by Sharp, Priced at $380 and Up

    mike chua
    6 May 2015 | 8:02 pm
    While the rest of the world are all over Android TV, Roku is working hard to infiltrate more TVs so you could have “access to the biggest streaming channel line up in the industry” without the need for set-top box. It may look like Roku is cannibalizing its own market; perhaps they are but it must be working well for the California-based media company. Why else would they keep getting more and more TV manufacturers to come onboard? Speaking of which, Sharp is the latest to ride the Roku bandwagon, joining the likes of Haier, HiSense, Insignia, TCL and Polaroid. Built around Roku TV…
  • Swiss Post to Trial Drone Delivery for Small Packages and Documents

    mike chua
    6 May 2015 | 7:16 am
    Drones are invading our lives and they don’t seem to be stopping. If anything, drone uses have grown exponentially and in every situation imaginable. It has gone beyond leisure and imaging, and are being used in some parts of the world to delivery small packages like meds and there’s even a bold plan to turn drones into life-saving autonomous ambulance. Soon, mail delivery could be the next, starting with Swiss Post, who will be enlisting California-based Matternet’s drones to drop off small parcels and documents. The quad rotor delivery drone, Matternet ONE, is the first smart drone…
  • Star Wars Comes to Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, Includes Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic Play Set

    mike chua
    6 May 2015 | 1:50 am
    Finally, the galaxy far, far away is converging with the rest of Disney’s world, joining Disney, Disney Pixar and Marvel in Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. Billed as the best-selling “hybrid toy/video game” of 2014 (to be fair, there isn’t a lot of such genre around, just saying…), the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack is set to hit the stores this Fall for $64.99 and will be on major gaming platforms including PS4 and PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360, Wii U, PC and iOS and Android devices. According to John Vignocchi, Disney Infinity’s VP of Production, some retailers are already…
  • Samsung Adds Speedy PRO Plus and EVO Plus to its Memory Card Portfolio

    mike chua
    5 May 2015 | 11:16 pm
    With the advancements in mobile photography and increase resolution coming from today’s advanced DSLRs, it is not surprising that memory cards are constantly being acquired by consumers. Personally, I rather not erase the content to make way for the new, but that’s just a personal preference. If you share the same sentiment, then I am guessing every now and then you are on a lookout for memory cards and if so, Samsung has two new models, the Samsung PRO Plus and EVO Plus Memory Cards, worthy of your considerations. The new PRO Plus is designed to devour professional-grade photos, as well…
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  • Where To Register For Your Baby Shower

    Jessica Benton
    1 May 2015 | 5:15 am
    Registering for a baby shower is pretty much essential when you are pregnant. That is usually if you haven’t just had a baby in the last few years. I haven’t had a baby in 15 years and so much has changed. In fact when I had my first 4 children, I didn’t ever have a baby shower and really didn’t live near any stores that offered them. That was years ago. Now you can do everything online. Some baby registry lists are even available in an app like the one that I am using called BabyList. Others are your traditional baby registry where you can go to the store and use a…
  • Apps To Keep Track Of Your Family

    Jessica Benton
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:15 am
    Anything can happen to anyone these days. You would think that just by having a mobile phone with you contacting someone would be easy. But it is not all the time. Even as mothers, we want to know where our kids are at. These days life is so busy and keeping an app on their phone is the best way to check in on the to know they are safe. I have used different apps to keep track of my family in the past. Currently I am using Life360 but am never opposed to changing to an app that has more features. Many people need an app that will work across iPhone and Android, so I created a list of apps to…
  • Mother’s Day Gift Ideas- Subscription Boxes

    Jessica Benton
    29 Apr 2015 | 5:15 am
    Subscription boxes are a great idea for Mother’s Day gifts and have become very popular. Subscriptions can be for anything from books, beauty items, clothing, or even baby items. Some subscription boxes send you health foods, get fit products or even some that cater to men. The choices are endless. They are a gift that keeps on giving everytime a new box is received. Some are monthly boxes and some are quarterly boxes. Julep Nail Polish Box $20/mo- Each month a box arrives with 3 or so nail polishes and other beauty items. Just for Mother’s Day join Julep Maven and get the Spring…
  • Age Defying Skin Clearing Face Serum

    Jessica Benton
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    As we age, we sometime still get annoying blemishes and breakouts. Alot of the time when we search for products to protect our face from aging, the products available lack the ability to prevent breakouts. What about an age-defying and skin clearing face serum like Radha Beauty has?   POWERFUL FORMULA The Radha Beauty Professional Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum is made with a very powerful formula. It contains 20% vitamin C 2.5% retinol 5% hyaluronic acid 2% salicylic acid and 3.5% niacinamide. GENTLE ON THE SKIN The skin clearing serum is very gentle on the skin and goes on thin,…
  • My IVF Cycle- Nerves, Headaches, and Exhaustion

    Jessica Benton
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Last week I told you about getting qualified for the Ivy Study, that provided a discounted IVF cycle at the Houston Fertility Specialists Clinic. My doctor was Dr. Dunn. He was great but I mostly met with the study nurse. I called her Mrs. Jackie.  At this clinic they charged $2500  plus about $500 for medication to participate in an IVF cycle in the Ivy study. If the first cycle did not work, you could participate a second or even third time, each for an additional $2500. This was a whole lot cheaper than paying out of pocket for a traditional round of IVF that could cost around $10,000…
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • Android 5.1.1 Update Now Available for Nexus 10 Over-the-air

    Liviu Anca
    6 May 2015 | 9:44 am
    Not long ago, the folks at Google were releasing the Android 5.1.1 update for Nexus Player. A couple of days ago the 5.1.1 factory images have been made available for download for WiFi Nexus 7 2012 and 2013 and for the Nexus 10. Now we hear that the Nexus 10 Android 5.1.1 is now being pushed […]
  • 2013 Nexus 7 Wi-Fi Gets Official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OTA Update

    Bogdan Pirvu
    6 May 2015 | 8:17 am
    Android 5.1.1 OTA Update is now up for download for the 2013 Nexus 7 Wi-Fi tablet in order to fix errors and bugs that were found in the previous Android 5.1 builds. The OTA Android 5.1.1 roll out is done in phases and it will only arrive for tablet’s running stock firmware. Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for […]
  • Sony Debuts Xperia C4 & C4 Dual Selfie-Centered Smartphones

    Babu Mohan
    6 May 2015 | 6:42 am
    Sony today introduced the successor to the selfie-focused Xperia C3 from last year. Dubbed the ‘Xperia C4’, the smartphone offers a number of significant improvements over its predecessor and offers a further improved ‘selfie’ experience. While last year’s model was more of a regular mid-range smartphone with a great front-facing camera, the Xperia C4 and […]
  • New Android 5.0 Lollipop Update for Sony Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 Rolling out

    Liviu Anca
    5 May 2015 | 1:44 pm
    The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Sony Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is already available for a while, but the Japanese phone maker announced that a new firmware is coming to all the aforementioned devices. According to a recent post on their official blog, a […]
  • New Android 5.0 Lollipop Update for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 Brings Factory Reset Protection

    Liviu Anca
    5 May 2015 | 1:01 pm
    The Spring Galaxy S5 got updated to Android 5.0 back in February, but the carrier has issued another firmware update. So, if you happen to have a Galaxy S5 nearby and your carrier is Sprint, you would want to keep an eye on the notifications bar. Since the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 is already running […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • App Annie Acquires Mobidia

    6 May 2015 | 1:43 am
    Mobile app intelligence platform App Annie has acquired Mobidia, a leading mobile measurement company. “Today’s announcement is a huge testament to our mission of empowering the people changing the world through apps with the best data and intelligence products, as well as the market demand for better usage tracking,” said Bertrand Schmitt, CEO of App Annie. “App Annie shares our vision to help companies make more informed business decisions with the most comprehensive insight into the mobile app industry,” said Derek Spratt, CEO of Mobidia. Financial terms of…
  • iPhone Case To Convert Radio Waves Into Electricity

    6 May 2015 | 1:32 am
    An iPhone 6 case has been developed that allows users to harvests  power from the radio waves. Phone always transmit the information  with the network. More than 90 percent of our phone’s transmitted energy is lost to the environment.Now there is a solution to reuse that energy. US-based startup Nikola Labs demonstrated its iPhone case at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, the case was connected to a live voltmeter and was able to create power fluctuations when it was placed near a Linksys WiFi router. This is not an extra battery. It simply works passively. New case embedded with a harvesting…
  • Facebook introduced Platform, an open program for developers

    4 May 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Facebook introduced the Platform, an open program for developers to easily create services that integrate with Facebook said in its blog post on May 4, “Our goal with is to work with as many developers and entrepreneurs as possible to extend the benefits of connectivity to diverse, local communities. To do this, we’re going to offer services through in a way that’s more transparent and inclusive.” Developers will need to follow three principles that we’ve followed in building versions of Facebook and Messenger for…
  • Elon Musk unveils a new home battery “Tesla Powerwall”

    1 May 2015 | 10:50 pm
    Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk unveils Tesla Powerwall, a suite of batteries for homes, businesses, and utilities. Powerwall is a home battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels, or when utility rates are low, and powers your home in the evening. It also fortifies your home against power outages by providing a backup electricity supply. Automated, compact and simple to install, Powerwall offers independence from the utility grid and the security of an emergency backup. “Our goal is to fundamentally change the way the world uses energy,” Elon Musk told in…
  • Google announced “Password Alert” Chrome extension protects you from phishing attacks

    29 Apr 2015 | 11:48 pm
    Google has announced “Password Alert”, a free, open-source Chrome extension that protects your Google Accounts from phishing attacks. Password Alert, which is now available in the Chrome Web Store, will warn you whenever you are about to reuse your Google password on a site that isn’t a Google sign-in page. According to Google, the most effective phishing attacks can succeed 45 percent of the time, nearly 2 percent of messages to Gmail are designed to trick people into giving up their passwords, and various services across the web send millions upon millions of phishing emails,…
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  • Far risparmiare CPU, RAM e batteria a Chrome

    6 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    Chrome è un decente browser marchiato Google, ma qualche volta esagera in termini di prestazioni. Alcuni utenti infatti vogliono che questo sia un browser ideale anche per dispositivi che devono stare via da una spina elettrica per molto tempo, ovvero devono funzionare a batteria. In certi casi, questo Browser si rileva essere un po’ troppo affamato d’elettricità. Ecco qualche modo per eliminare la sua ossessionante “fame” di CPU, RAM e batteria. Controllate se Chrome è sempre attivo in Background. Di recente Google ha inserito la funzione in Chrome di funzionare in modo perenne…
  • Come vedere Canale 5 in diretta online

    Gio Tuzzi
    5 May 2015 | 7:06 am
    In confronto ai canali Rai, per cui viene offerta la possibilità di vedere in contemporanea con la televisione anche sul web, utilizzando ogni sorta di dispositivo mobile, il Gruppo Mediaset non ha adottato la stessa linea e non tutti i programmi sono disponibili in diretta live sul computer. Infatti, solamente alcuni programmi vengono trasmessi contemporaneamente in live streaming sui vari dispositivi mobili: in questo modo, c’è la possibilità di vedere Canale 5 in diretta online. Per chi fosse curioso di sapere quali programmi vengano trasmessi in streaming ogni giorno, tutto ciò che…
  • Doityo, il lavoro si trova nella tua città

    Gio Tuzzi
    4 May 2015 | 5:32 am
    E’ arrivata finalmente anche tra i confini italiani una nuova ed interessante applicazione che va a mettere in contatto domanda ed offerta di lavoro tra chi abita nel medesimo quartiere, sfruttando il sistema di geolocalizzazione. La nuova app, che sarebbe meglio definire come piattaforma mobile, prende il nome di Doityo ed ha come scopo principale quello di mettere in contatto i datori di lavoro con tutti coloro che sono alla ricerca di un lavoro. La piattaforma Doityo si propone di dare  una nuova e maggiore visibilità alla micro-imprenditorialità individuale, creando una sorta di…
  • Ibm lavora insieme ad Apple per un mega pc della salute

    Gio Tuzzi
    30 Apr 2015 | 11:27 am
    Il marchio leader Ibm ha ormai sbandierato ai quattro venti la sua collaborazione con Apple, ma anche comunicato l’arrivo della Watson Health, una divisione ad hoc che ha come scopo principale quello di fidelizzare gli utenti per quanto riguarda la raccolta di dati ed informazioni sulla salute, in modo tale da garantire al settore sanitario la possibilità di svolgere delle analisi particolarmente utili e su campioni enormemente vasti. L’obiettivo ultimo non è altro che quello di creare dei rapporti da mettere a disposizione di strutture sanitarie, medici, ricercatori e, alla fine della…
  • Reef Interactive, immersioni più sicure grazie ad un’app austriaca

    Gio Tuzzi
    30 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am
    Una delle migliori start-up austriache, Reef Interactive, ha sviluppato una nuova applicazione che è in grado di contenere al suo interno tante mappe a tre dimensioni interattive che offrono la possibilità di fare un bel salto in avanti per quanto riguarda la qualità delle immersioni. Grazie anche alla collaborazione con l’Università di Wels, quella di Hagenberg e quella di Salisburgo, Reef Interactive ha potuto realizzare questo titolo che consente di visualizzare delle mappe interattive di vari fondali marina. In questo modo decine e decine di mappe tridimensionali georeferenziate dei…
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  • E-Junkie Tips & Tricks: How to Calculate Your Owed VAT Amounts

    6 May 2015 | 2:56 pm
    e-junkie is setup to be an easy, do-it-yourself system that can be used by just about anyone, anywhere. That's what makes it a great tool, but of course there are some limitations (as there are with any system). We do not have a report to tell you what you how much VAT you owe to the different E.U. member states, but you can easily calculate this. In this blog post, we'll show you how. Note: You will need to use a spreadsheet program to complete these calculations.Bear in mind as you go through these step-by-step instructions, different spreadsheet programs might have slight…
  • Business 101: If You Have a Good Idea for a Product or Service, Research and Test It

    5 May 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Have you ever had what you thought might be a good or even great idea and then decided not to work on it, only to find out sometime later someone else released a similar product or service and had huge success? Feeling like you missed out because you didn't try isn't a fun.And it's more common than you might think. If you look online you will find evidence of people suing film companies because the film company released a movie so similar to a story, or film, of their own that they felt it was stolen. The point is that your idea may be amazing, but you will never know unless you…
  • E-Junkie Tips & Tricks: When to Change Your Button Codes

    29 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    A common question that pops up for our users is when they need to change the button code we provide. Some would assume that you would do so whenever any change is made to the product, but that is not the case.Most of your product settings within E-junkie are just that, they are within our system.  With most of your product details setup in our back-end, it saves you a lot of time when it comes to the coding of your purchase buttons.  The price, the name, shipping settings, and so forth are part of the information that we hold in our server.So when should you change your buttons code?Read…
  • 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing CRM into Your Small Business

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Guest blog post by Didi Zheleva of InTouch CRM. Implementing a customer relationship management (CRM) system is no proverbial walk in the park. While adopting CRM is incredibly beneficial for any business, if approached incorrectly it won’t be as effective and you’ll soon lose interest in keeping the system up to date.. Many studies have shown than anywhere from 20% to nearly two-thirds of all CRM software efforts have either failed to live up to expectations or failed altogether. So if you want to be part of the successful majority who implement CRM into their businesses and cash in…
  • Tips & Tricks: How to Use Our Newsletter/Update Feature

    23 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    With e-junkie, you have options for using and building your mailing list. We integrate with third-parties like MailChimp and Aweber (find out how to do that here) AND we have our own mailing feature. If you are using e-junkie with PayPal Standard, then buyers are automatically added to your mailing list. Otherwise buyers have to opt-in during checkout. Once your list is built in e-junkie, you  just click on the Send Updates/Newsletter option on our Seller Admin page and you will get a page that looks like this...Read more »
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  • 12 Pack Bundles

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:57 am
    Looking for 12 pack bundles of two way radios? You can find a list of all of our 12 pack bundles on our website here: 12 Pack Bundles If you still don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll make a bundle just for you! You can reach us at 888-560-0758 or through email at 12 Pack Bundles are the perfect way to supply your entire team with greater communication and the confidence that safety and security are just a push of a button a way in all situations. 12 Pack Bundles work together right out of the box, making the process of figuring out the right…
  • 10 Pack Bundles

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:57 am
    Looking for 10 pack bundles of two way radios? You can find a list of all of our 10 pack bundles on our website here: 10 Pack Bundles If you still don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll make a bundle just for you! You can reach us at 888-560-0758 or through email at 10 Pack Bundles work together right out of the box, making improved communication and business efficiency and safety as easy as possible for you! 10 Pack Bundles give you enough radios for your team and will make sure that your messages get through to the right people. Each radio comes…
  • 8 Pack Bundles

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am
    Looking for 8 pack bundles of two way radios? You can find a list of all of our 8 pack bundles on our website here: 8 Pack Bundles If you still don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll make a bundle just for you! You can reach us at 888-560-0758 or through email at The 8 Pack Bundles gives your team the perfect amount of radios to enhance security and safety at the workplace and bring communication and efficiency to new levels. Walkie talkie 8 Pack Bundles are ready to work right out of the box and new radios can be added in seamlessly. Each radio…
  • 6 Pack Bundles

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    Looking for 6 pack bundles of two way radios? You can find a list of all of our 6 pack bundles on our website here: 6 Pack Bundles If you still don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll make a bundle just for you! You can reach us at 888-560-0758 or through email at 6 Pack Bundles are the most popular bundle size for businesses! The 6 Pack Bundles are an affordable and easy way to equip your team with walkie talkie radios to improve communication and enhance safety in your workplace. They communicate together right out of the box and more units can…
  • 5 Pack Bundles

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:54 am
    Looking for 5 pack bundles of two way radios? You can find a list of all of our 5 pack bundles on our website here: 5 Pack Bundles If you still don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll make a bundle just for you! You can reach us at 888-560-0758 or through email at 5 Pack Bundles are an easy and affordable way to improve the efficiency of your employees and improve emergency response times. They communicate together right out of the box and more units can be added into your fleet later on a need by need basis, making it easy to get started. Each…
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  • 2 Main Ways to Reducing the File Size of A PDF

    1 May 2015 | 6:04 pm
    You can get several reasons why you would like to reduce the size of a PDF. For example, maybe you would like to send a document through email or you have some content that you would like to store on the cloud or attach to your website for others to download. Either way, getting your […] The post 2 Main Ways to Reducing the File Size of A PDF appeared first on Skyje.
  • Best Practices for SQL Server Backup Management

    1 May 2015 | 6:04 pm
    The thing about backup management is that, by the time you discover there’s a flaw in your backup and recovery system, it’s usually too late to do anything about it. Many DBAs and database owners have found themselves grounded during critical system restore procedures because of some glitch no one noticed before. This article provides […] The post Best Practices for SQL Server Backup Management appeared first on Skyje.
  • Tips to Help You Choose the Best Free Web Host

    1 May 2015 | 6:03 pm
    What factors should one consider when looking for a web host? Whether you are looking for a commercial web hosting solution or a free web host, it is important to follow some guidelines in order to settle for the best one. Use the following guidelines to help settle for the best free web host: Web […] The post Tips to Help You Choose the Best Free Web Host appeared first on Skyje.
  • 35 Speed Optimized Blogging WordPress Themes

    29 Apr 2015 | 4:51 pm
    The speed of a website has a direct impact on the search rankings according to what Google has repeatedly announced in the past. The mechanism is simple to comprehend, if your website loads quickly and displays the content at a justified speed, it climbs the rankings, or otherwise its ranking goes down. Speed optimization is […] The post 35 Speed Optimized Blogging WordPress Themes appeared first on Skyje.
  • Ultimate Guide To Finding A Specialist Web Designer

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Web designers come in all different shapes and sizes. Some are experienced; some aren’t. Some cost a small fortune; others are more affordable. It’s a wide selection of choice, and it can be overwhelming for some. This can lead to problems when choosing somebody to design your website. The obvious answer is to hire a […] The post Ultimate Guide To Finding A Specialist Web Designer appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • EMCWorld2015 Day 2&3 news

    6 May 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Some additional news from EMCWorld2015 this week: EMC announced directed availability for DSSD, their Rack scale shared Flash storage solution using a PCIe3 (switched) fabric with 36 dual ported, flash modules, which hold 512 NAND chips for 144TB NAND flash storage. On the stage floor they had a demonstration pitting a  40 node Hadoop cluster with DAS against a 15 node Hadoop cluster using the DSSD, both running HIVE and working on the same Query. By the time the 40node/DAS solution got to about 2% of the query completion the 15node/DSSD based cluster had finished the query without…
  • EMCWorld2015 day 1 news

    4 May 2015 | 6:37 pm
    We are at EMCWorld2015 in Vegas this week. Day 1 was great with new XtremIO 4.0, “The Beast”, new enhanced Data Protection, and a new VCE VxRACK converged infrastructure solution announcements. Somewhere in all the hoopla I saw an all flash VNXe appliance and VMAX3 with a cloud storage tier but these seemed to be just teasers. XtremIO 4.0 The new hardware provides 40TB per X-brick and with compression/dedupe and the new 8-Xbrick cluster provides 320TB raw or 1.9PB effective capacity. As XtremIO supports 150K mixed IOPS/XBrick, an 8-Xbrick cluster could do 1.2M IOPS or with 250K…
  • Object store and hybrid clouds at Cloudian

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Out of Japan comes another object storage provider called Cloudian.  We talked with Cloudian at Storage Field Day 7 (SFD7) last month in San Jose (see the videos of their presentations here). Cloudian history Cloudian has been out on the market since March of 2011 but we haven’t heard much about them, probably because their focus has been East Asia.  The same day that the  Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami hit the company announced Cloudian, an Amazon S3 Compliant Multi-Tenant Cloud Storage solution. Their timing couldn’t have been better. Japanese IT organizations were beating…
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    Tech Hamlet

  • Ubuntu 15.04 have been Released! Let's Dive in!

    Pubudu Kodikara
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    Canonical have just released the latest version of your trusted Linux Distribution, Ubuntu 15.04. When the development started, many people thought this is the version we are going to get the new and improved Unity 8! But, unfortunately, Unity 8 didn't make it to Vivid Vervet. Like their previous
  • Top 3 Linux Distributions of 2015 : Ubuntu, Fedora and Arch!

    Pubudu Kodikara
    18 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    At the beginning of this year, I started a small survey to find out what are the most popular Linux distributions of I posted a poll in the OMG Linux...
  • Add Text to Stunning Images and Post in Social Media in 30 Seconds

    Pubudu Kodikara
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    Sometimes we share interesting stuff on our social media accounts. Most of the time, we just type it in plain text and post. We have seen others posting their stuff nicely typed on top of a stunning photo. How did they do this? Do we need to have photo editing
  • Happy Sinhala and Hindu New Year! සුභ අළුත් අවුරුද්දක් වේවා!

    Pubudu Kodikara
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:37 am
    For all Sri Lankans, this is a very special day! According to our culture, the Sinhala and Hindu new year is today! The day where the whole country celebrates, do good deeds, eat with the family, start work, and perform many special tasks together! In Sri Lanka, we celebrate our
  • Elementary OS Freya is here! Download it now!

    Pubudu Kodikara
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    Most of us waited for almost an year for this news! The Elementary team have spent almost an year perfecting the next version of their famous operating system. Say hello to Elementary OS Freya! Today, in a live event, the team have announced the final release of Freya and the
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • Martian Notifier Smartwatch : Hands-on Review, Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    6 May 2015 | 1:24 pm
    There are lots of smartwatch available in the market these days and big smartphone brands like Apple, Samsung, Motorola, LG etc are coming out with their own smartwatch. Recently we had the opportunity to try our hands on the Martian Notifier smartwatch and we are going to share the hands-on review of the device here with you. Martian is a brand which specially produces the smartwatch only
  • If Apple Watch Commercial was Directed by Quentin Tarantino (Funny Video)

    Shaan Haider
    5 May 2015 | 11:55 am
    Apple is well known for its high-end products like iPhone, iPad and Mac computers. But another interesting thing about Apple is that whenever Apple launches a new flagship Apple device, lots of parody, funny cartoons and videos also about that particular product also appear on social media. If you go to the YouTube you will find hundreds of parody commercials, funny documentaries abut the Apple
  • How to Spot Fake Apple Lightning Cable (Infographic)

    Shaan Haider
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:43 am
    If you are one of those guys who prefer to go through the user manual of your smartphones and tablets, you should be knowing that nearly every brand mentions in the user manuals that if you use the accessories other than the original ones or the ones made by the authorized partners then it can cause damage to your gadgets. It covers things like battery, charger, USB cables etc. There are many
  • Sony Xperia Z4 : Full Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    After weeks of rumor and speculations, Sony finally unveiled its latest flagship device Xperia Z4 in Japan today. Sony Xperia Z4 comes with a 6.9mm thick metal frame body. To save the phone from dust and water, it comes with IP68 certification for dust and water resistance. The corners of Sony Xperia Z4 are built with resin to provide durability, strength and resistance to wear and tear. Few of
  • Huawei P8 : Full Features, Hardware Specs and Price

    Shaan Haider
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    In the previous post, we have already covered about the launching of the Huawei P8 Max which is having a huge 6.8 inch full HD screen, 13 MP camera, 3GB of RAM, 64bit 2.2 GHz octa-core processor and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS. In the very same event, Huawei also launched the Huawei P8 which is very much similar to Huawei P8 Max and even score more in some aspects. The highlighted features of
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  • Beauty Gadget Review: Philips Lumea Compact

    Sarah Lamb
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Ever wondered if the IPL hair removers are really worth their money?  Well I took the Philips Lumea Compact on a bit of a test run over the past few months to find out just that. Spring is on it’s way and the last thing us ladies want is hairy or stubbly legs.  We have ... Read more
  • Super Tough Glass Protector for Saving Your Phone!

    Sarah Lamb
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    After my little monkey completely smashed the screen on my Nokia Lumia 930 I decided to research phone screen replacements to see how easy it was to just replace the screen on my phone.  I was surprised to find out that the Nokia Lumia 930 glass screen is actually glued to the LCD and digitizer ... Read more
  • Ted Baker Rockall On-Ear Headphones Review

    Sarah Lamb
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    The Ted Baker Rockall On-Ear headphones have been out for a while now and I was lucky enough to give them a go from early on.  This review covers these headphones being tested over the period of 3 months. And I have to say I have not been disappointed. Style These headphones are by far ... Read more
  • Behind the Scenes with Lenovo at #MWC

    Sarah Lamb
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    This week I have been fortunate enough to attend Mobile World Congress (MWC) with Lenovo. It has been a week of shiny gadgets, beautiful phones and much more. I have had access to executives and staff across a variety of different areas of both the Lenovo and Motorola business areas. Pretty much every question I ... Read more
  • An interview with the First Female Microsoft Apprentice of the Year

    Ed Jones
    5 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    The IT sector is an exciting, evolving and ever expanding market industry to work in. In fact, 500,000 new professionals will be needed in the UK over the next five years to fill the expansion in jobs and what is a growing skills gap. A great way to fill this void is through IT Apprenticeships. The Apprenticeship ... Read more
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • Finding Your Founding Customers

    Joe Kinsella
    6 May 2015 | 4:50 am
    Just like we have founders of a business, we also have founding customers. These are customers who took a chance on you at the earliest stages when there was very little to take a chance on. While they may have paid for your product in those early days, they more than likely were buying into your vision. Their unique expertise and experience made it so they could see what many others could not: potential. While on my current business trip, I had a chance to spend time with one of my founding customers. Today they are a fast growing technology company nearing an IPO; two and a half years ago…
  • Book Review: Delivering Happiness

    Joe Kinsella
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:17 am
    I just finished Tony Hsieh’s book, Delivering Happiness, which is an autobiography of his tech journey from Illinois to the acquisition of Zappos by Amazon. As an avid reader of tech non-fiction, I can’t get enough startup stories behind the story. It’s great to get away from the sterile founding stories that go from idea to success with no interruption. The real stories are always messier, a lot less certain of themselves, and much more interesting. Tony’s book was a little off the beaten path for me since I was neither a customer of Zappos nor someone who followed his career. The…
  • Becoming Steve Jobs

    Joe Kinsella
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Two things made me want to read Brent Schlender’s Becoming Steve Jobs after its release last week: 1) all the media talk from Apple insiders that this was the “real Steve Jobs”, and 2) its simple and compelling premise: exploring how a reckless and arrogant entrepreneur became one of the greatest business leaders of our time. While it was a good read, I couldn’t help but be slightly disappointed that it was more about the former (showing a new side of Steve Jobs) and less about the later (how Steve evolved). Let me dispense with what I didn’t like. If you read Walter Isaacson’s…
  • But What About the Hole?

    Joe Kinsella
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    I've been reading Brent Schlender's Becoming Steve Jobs this weekend, which is being promoted as the "real story" of the Apple CEO. There is no doubt Walter Isaacson didn't make too many Apple friends with his Steve Jobs biography, which portrayed Jobs as a sort of brilliant but high functioning sociopath. I'll post a review when I'm done but felt the need to pass on this anecdote. The spring after the 1996 acquisition of NeXT, Larry Ellison saw the then Apple CEO, Gil Amelio, at a party and introduced him to Gina Smith, a technology journalist. By this time Steve Jobs had concluded Amelio…
  • The First Stand-up

    Joe Kinsella
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    Every day across the tech industry, teams gather for daily stand-up meetings. While the structure varies by organization, the intent is the same: to provide status and identify blocking issues. While I have attended many stand-ups over the years, I have an odd footnote in my personal history: I was at the very first stand-up. The location was 25 Corporate Drive in Burlington, Massachusetts (current headquarters of Acquia), and the year was 1992 or 1993. I was a fresh-faced college graduate who had recently transferred to a small software team in Easel Corporation to join two talented…
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    SMP Updates

  • Global Sources scheduled to report first quarter 2015 results on May 21, 2015

    6 May 2015 | 10:50 pm
    NEW YORK/PRNewswire/ -- Global Sources Ltd. (NASDAQ: GSOL) expects to release its financial results for the first quarter 2015 before the market opens on May 21, 2015.Executive chairman Merle A. Hinrich and CFO Connie Lai are scheduled to conduct ...
  • ChatSim Strikes Again

    5 May 2015 | 10:25 pm
    ChatSim Strikes Again: It's the World's First SIM Card to Launch Voice Calls via WhatsApp, WeChat, Viber and all Other Apps as a Single Voice Communication System, Even Without Wi-Fi &nbsp;MILAN/PRNewswire/ --This innovative SIM is continuing to g...
  • Flytxt's Client, Vodacom Mozambique, Shortlisted for Total Tele Africa Award

    4 May 2015 | 11:53 pm
    DUBAI, UA/PRNewswire/ --Flytxt, a leading Big Data Analytics solution provider for Communication Service Providers (CSPs), announced today that its client, Vodacom Mozambique, the leading operator in Mozambique, has been shortlisted as finalist fo...
  • Content Marketing World 2015

    4 May 2015 | 7:40 am
    Content Marketing WorldDate: 8-11 September 2015Location: Cleveland, Ohio&nbsp; USA, Cleveland Convention Center, USAHear from leading brand marketers at #CMWorld 2015! (Early Bird rates end 31/05/2015) Content Marketing World 2015 will be here be...
  • iCrowdHotels Launches Advanced Hotel Crowdfunding Platform

    4 May 2015 | 5:20 am
    iCrowdHotels provides individual stakeholders with unprecedented access to top-tier hotel property investments around the world&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; MIAMI/PRNewswire/ -- iCrowd Hotels, Inc., a real estate developer...
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • Are Regular News and Events Headlines Helpful?

    Jason Slater
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:24 am
    Just over a month ago I ran an experimental daily article showing technology news headlines and upcoming events for the day. I was wondering if you found it useful and if you had any feedback about it? In case you ... Read More
  • Time To Make Your Website Mobile Friendly

    Jason Slater
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:44 am
    If you have been putting off making your website mobile friendly then it is time to do something about it – if you are interesting in Google Search that is. From 21st April 2015, Google Search say they will be ... Read More
  • Is A Tech-Free Zone The Key To A Good Nights Sleep–Part 2

    Jason Slater
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:14 pm
    I took the Silentnight “Tech-Free-Zone” sleep related challenge to see if reducing the amount of tech, and making other lifestyle adjustments, could actually improve my overall sleep pattern. The results were interesting and quite an eye opener. In the last ... Read More
  • Home Services Set To Become The Next Big Thing For Online Vendors

    Jason Slater
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    Amazon recently announced Amazon Home Services in what they describe as “a new and simple way to buy and schedule professional services such as furniture assembly, house cleaning, and lawn care”. The idea is to take Amazons massive technical infrastructure ... Read More
  • Is A Tech-Free Zone The Key To A Good Nights Sleep?

    Jason Slater
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:26 am
    According to The Sleep Council March is “National Bed Month”. As they say, “It is the time of year when we like to remind everyone of the importance of getting a better night’s sleep and the role a good bed ... Read More
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  • [Nightly Update] Firefox 40.0 Comes with Improved Add-ons Manager UI

    5 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever some interesting stuff is found in Nightly build of Mozilla Firefox web browser. So keep checking this page regularly. Download Links: Nightly | Aurora | Developer Edition | UX (latest UI improvements) UPDATE 79: The latest Nightly 40.0 build comes with an improved UI for Add-ons Manager or about:addons […]
  • Microsoft Office 2016 Free Public Preview Available for Download

    4 May 2015 | 10:31 am
    Finally Microsoft has released a free preview of its upcoming Office suite i.e. Office 2016 to public. Previously this free preview was referred as "IT Pro and Developer Preview" and was only available to business, commercial customers, IT pros and developers. Also an "Office 365 ProPlus" subscription was required to download the free preview. But […]
  • [UPDATE] Resource Hacker 4.0.0 Stable and 4.1.2 Beta Version Available for Download

    4 May 2015 | 1:45 am
    "Resource Hacker" is one of our favorite Windows software which is used to edit various system files such as dll, exe, cpl, etc. Most of the times its used to modify Windows look-n-feel, for example you can change look of various dialog boxes, menus, etc. We have posted an exclusive review and many other useful […]
  • Download Windows 10 Official 4K Wallpaper

    3 May 2015 | 5:40 am
    Many of us are busy in testing the upcoming OS from Microsoft i.e. Windows 10 as Microsoft is regularly releasing free Insider Preview (previously known as Technical Preview) builds of Windows 10 to public. If you are not using it, you can download and install it using following link: Download Windows 10 Free Insider (Technical) […]
  • [Review] What’s New in Windows 10 Build 10074?

    1 May 2015 | 3:51 am
    UPDATE: The review has been updated for recently released Build 10074 of Windows 10 Insider (Technical) Preview. Information about new features has been added with screenshots. Also don't forget to check out the changelog given at the end. We know that Microsoft's upcoming Windows operating system will be called as Windows 10 which was previously […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • Innovation & Creativity Meet Social Responsibility

    1 May 2015 | 8:53 am
    Support of the arts reflects our belief that creativity and innovation play an important role in fostering vibrant, healthy communities. Applied’s involvement with the Institute of Contemporary Art was recently featured in a Corporate Social Responsibility & The Arts report.Read more
  • Recognized Among 100 Best Corporate Citizens

    28 Apr 2015 | 8:11 am
    Applied Materials was recognized among the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, ranking 85 on the 16th annual list. Read more
  • 50 Years of Moore’s Law

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:47 pm
    What are some of the innovations behind Moore’s Law? As technology advancement continues full steam ahead, Applied Materials recognizes and celebrates Moore’s Law on its 50th anniversary. Read more
  • Successfully Protecting Against Power Outages

    9 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    Applied’s superconducting fault current limiter has successfully limited faults that could have resulted in power outages in New York. Read more
  • Applied’s Place in the Universe

    20 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    The Diana Thater exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Art is stunning! Incorporating science, art, and display technology, visitors explore the universe in vibrant color and detail.Read more
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  • Moto X 1st Gen (2013) Receives Android 5.1 OTA Update

    6 May 2015 | 7:26 am
    After several months of waiting, Android 5.1 Lollipop finally is here for the 1st Generation Mot0 X (2013)users. Motorola has started rolling out Android 5.1 Lollipop update for 1st Gen Moto X (2013) and you will get the OTA (over the air) notification on your device in the coming weeks. You can... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • How to Identify the Camera Sensor on Your Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

    5 May 2015 | 12:29 am
    For the first time, Samsung has improved the camera quality quite much with Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The 16MP rear-facing camera with an f/1.9 aperture, along with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and auto white balance can deliver sharp, bright photos. The f/1.9 aperture (it was f/2.2 in previous... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Downgrade Nexus 5, Nexus 4 Back to Android KitKat

    4 May 2015 | 7:34 am
    Though Google has updated their Nexus range of phones such as Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 to Android 5 Lollipop, some users are struggling to get grip with the new Lollipop update for various reasons. Many users want to downgrade their Nexus 5 or Nexus 4 back to the good old... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 to Android 5.1.1 with CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM

    1 May 2015 | 7:52 am
    Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100 might not see an official Android 5.1.1 release soon. However, all rooted Note 2 N7100 users can get the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop right now via CyanogenMod 12.1 custom ROM. This ROM is an unofficial build and let users enjoy Lollipop on their Galaxy Note 2 device.... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Factory Reset & Reinstall Stock Firmware on Galaxy S6 When it Freezes or Stuck in Bootloop

    29 Apr 2015 | 12:06 am
    Samsung Galaxy S6 has powerful hardware, which means chances for software related issues are very rare on the phone. However, sometimes your Galaxy S6 freezes for no apparent reason and in some extreme cases, it stuck in a bootloop. In such a situation, you can do two things. One is factory... [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

  • IT Services Companies Toronto: Get the Best Data Backup Plan

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:23 am
    Research shows that seventy percentages of small enterprises that experience an important data reduction get out of company in 2 yrs. This fact discloses a couple of things: the importance of business information to profits age group, and the value of support up information in the more effective possible way. When anyone’s organization only merchants details onsite, he must seek suggestion from the maintained services supplier that focuses on IT services companies Toronto to discuss offsite info storing. And if he talks with the provider, he will probably explore the following storing…
  • Haier – Launches Its Smartphone Lineup In Pakistan

    Bilal Sarwari
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:51 am
    Haier, a Chinese multinational home appliances and consumer electronics brand launches its Android based smartphone series in Pakistan. Haier has introduced Klassic, Persuit and Esteem handsets in Pakistan at the launching ceremony that held on Thursday. Attending the event was itself an honor. According to the President Ruba-SEZ Group Shah Faisal Afridi, this latest venture is aimed to offer superior quality smartphones at affordable price range to customers, and help them create an exclusive statement and adding a valuable addition to the already saturate mobile industry. The prior vision…
  • How To Select An International Courier Company?

    18 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    If you are a businessman, then for sure you must be aware about the importance of international shipping companies. If you have to ship a large amount of shipments to other countries for business purpose, then it is better to select the right international courier company. There are a number of international courier companies who have a big name in this field, but this doesn’t mean that they are the best and they will provide you top notch service, there are few exceptional companies which might not have the same reputation but their service quality is far better than the former companies.
  • Facts to Consider Prior Choosing Virtualization

    12 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    Cloud computing is not a new term for organizations. There has been a lot discusses or written on this technology. There has been noticed a rapid shift of in house infrastructure to cloud computing during the last few years. There have been numerous reasons behind this shift such as prevailing economic conditions that forced organizations to control or cut down their operational expenses and getting rid of unnecessary resources. Perhaps, one of the biggest reasons for this shift is outsourcing. Making Decision: Now, to finalize which option is best suitable for selection, it is of utmost…
  • Choosing an Automated Patch Management Solution

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    One of the main duties every IT department is charged with is patch management. It is for this reason that all IT departments need a reliable patch management solution. Many people often wonder what the best approach is when it comes to patch management. It all depends on the infrastructure and design of a company’s network for both the future and the present.   There are currently two main divisions available when it comes to patch management solutions and each one has its disadvantages and advantages. You can choose to have patch management assimilated into a much bigger management…
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  • SmartChutes Saves Your Drone From Free Fall!

    6 May 2015 | 6:04 am
    Any drone owner will tell you that the time when the battery fails or there is some sort of mechanical failure that causes the drone to fall to the ground, is probably one of the worst things that can happen while flying. However, imagine if somebody was injured or if it caused a traffic accident, the... Read more
  • Titan 1! One Flashlight! Many Uses!

    6 May 2015 | 4:36 am
    A flashlight is a handy device to carry around with you or just to leave in the home, work or car, but it’s still just a flashlight and there is nothing too exciting about that. However, there is the Titan 1 flashlight and this is an entirely different kind of flashlight altogether. It has the... Read more
  • Plan Your Journeys With The Moovit App!

    6 May 2015 | 3:52 am
    Getting around the city that you live or work in, is not always easy by car and in fact, when you consider the cost of the city driving, public transport seems like a better deal. The trouble with a city wide transport system is that it’s just too big and it is always busy, so... Read more
  • McDonald’s Tries Out The BagTray!

    6 May 2015 | 2:46 am
    Fast food could be getting more convenient if this idea being tested out in Hungary catches on, it’s called the BagTray and it is exactly what you think it is! It’s all the idea of McDonald’s Hungary and DDB Budapest to make eating your burger and fries much easier. McDonald’s Hungary and DDB Budapest embarked... Read more
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer In 16-Bit Style!

    6 May 2015 | 2:15 am
    It’s amazing how some games look cool in 16 bit and so the guys over at Noober Goober Gaming applied this format to the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the results are stunning. Sure the graphics are edgy and pixelated, but that’s what you expect from 16 bit and that is... Read more
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  • Is Elon Musk’s Tesla Energy just what Africa’s energy grid needs?

    Jacques Coetzee: Staff Reporter
    6 May 2015 | 11:56 pm
    It’s a week-day evening in South Africa and I’m tapping away at my keyboard for an article due the next day. Suddenly, I get a notification on my phone warning me that load shedding level one is about to start, again. I’m going to have to cut my research short and settle for the next, not-so-tempting early morning instead. A few days later, serial entrepreneur and futurist Elon Musk announces Tesla’s Powerwall — a battery that might just be the key thing the world’s been looking for to cut down on carbon emissions and making sustainable energy, well, more…
  • 8 ways cloud services have changed the world

    Dr Werner Vogels
    6 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    In the past 18 months we have seen cloud computing enabling great innovations both in consumer and enterprise products as it has become the new normal for organisations of all sizes. Cloud is now the engine room for inventions by young businesses as well as transforming established companies into lean, fast moving innovators. It is safe to say cloud computing is already having a broad impact. Despite all of the amazing innovation we have already seen, we are still on Day One. In the second half of 2015 and beyond cloud will power exciting innovations that will [...] The post 8 ways cloud…
  • StudySearch connects African students with quality universities abroad

    Paul Adepoju
    6 May 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Even though there is no official data on the number of Africans that are travelling abroad annually for postgraduate studies, it’s expected to be high considering the increasing local interest in foreign education and the general belief that the quality of Africa’s education system is not as high as in Europe or North America — even some parts of Asia. One of the biggest obstacles there is for those keen to study abroad is not only having access to the relevant information. It’s about getting actual admission and eventually moving from Africa to the school’s hostel…
  • Why are online companies still struggling to understand the SA consumer?

    Chad Fichardt
    6 May 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Leading South African online experts have their sights set on the convergence of customer-centricity, agility and data. These concepts have been around for a long time, but today they are different. This is enabled by the connected, platform economy where companies can finally unlock deep personalisation and, let’s not forget profits. Woolworths’ Head of Online, Nikki Cockcroft and Accenture’s MD of Technology and Digital, Lee Naik, both believe we are not there yet, but are not far off. Each suggests that our approach needs to change before we can lay claim to the 360-degree customer.
  • 5 awesome alternative gift ideas for Mother’s Day

    Lethabo Mokgatle
    6 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    It’s that time of the year when we honor our mothers by showering them with gifts and showing them our appreciation for all the things they do for us all year long. It’s the least we could do. We know that buying a card and a teddy bear in a teacup is probably the cutest thing you could do for her, but why don’t you surprise her with something a little different? Perhaps, something that suits the 21st century lifestyle we all know and love? I’m talking about something with buttons and cool electronic circuit boards. Interested? Good. Read more on Gearburn. Related…
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  • AMD opens Nasdaq at Financial Day ‘15

    7 May 2015 | 12:15 am
    NEW YORK, NY – AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, outlined a multi-year strategy designed to return the company to profitability and growth at today’s AMD 2015 Financial Analyst Day at the Nasdaq MarketSite studio in New York City. The embattled company is a little over seven months into Su’s leadership role and is attempting what can only be called a “breakout” from the constraints of being locked into the number two position in the deflating PC market segment.… Read the rest
  • Uber's Indian rival Ola being probed for 'predatory pricing'

    7 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Ola, India’s largest ride-hailing service, is being probed by the Competition Commission of India for ‘predatory pricing,’ including for allegedly spending more than its revenue per trip by offering incentives to customers and drivers.The probe reflects the fierce competition in the Indian ride-hailing market, with a number of well-funded companies investing large sums to get a quick lead in the market.The CCI has initiated the investigation following a complaint by rival Fast Track Call C
  • How Microsoft wants to make email more effective

    6 May 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Email is still strong when it comes to communicating with others on the Internet, especially in business but also elsewhere. It has been around for a long time and has not changed all that much in that time especially when it comes to inbox management and how data is handled. For instance, a typical workflow […] Ghacks needs you. You can find out how to support us here or support the site directly by becoming a Patreon. Thank you for being a Ghacks reader. The post How Microsoft wants to m
  • Another Uber office in China faces government scrutiny

    6 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Chinese authorities visited an Uber office in the country on Wednesday, just a week after another company office faced a local police raid over its ride-hailing service.Local authorities came to Uber’s office in the Chinese city of Chengdu, Uber confirmed in en email. But the visit was “routine,” it added.“There are no disruptions to the Uber platform, and it’s business as usual,” the company said.Chengdu authorities have opened an investigation against Uber, but its office has not b
  • Linksys is first to market with a working multi-user MIMO router, the $280 EA8500

    6 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Linksys has announced that it’s the first to ship a working MU-MIMO (multiple-user, multiple input, multiple output) router, the $280 Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 (aka the EA8500). That grumbling you’re hearing is coming from early adopters who already bought MU-MIMO-“ready” routers and are still waiting for the firmware needed to turn that feature on.MU-MIMO is the first step toward the coming generation of “Wave 2” 802.11ac routers. The real deal will also be capable of bonding severa
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  • YouTube turns 10

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    Over the last ten years YouTube has become increasingly ingrained in our lives, creating its own celebrities that have following bigger than most popstars, and defining online video. When Google bought YouTube for $.165 billion in 2006, many thought that the search giant had paid over the odd for the service that had not turned a profit. However, then came the iPhone and the mobile revolution, where suddenly everyone had a camera in their pocket at all times, ready to shoot videos of their friends, activities, and anything that happens around them. Bandwidth improved just as the quality of…
  • Apple Watch versus Android Wear: who has won the Smartwatch war?

    Simon Jones
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    Remember when tablets first came out and no one really saw the point, but they found their place? Well it seems the tech world is now making room for smartwatches. While some of the world may still be sceptical, at least five new watches are coming out this year hinting that Smart Watches will be taking centre stage in 2015. Now that Apple are finally playing catch up, the Android versus Apple battle commences once again and our friends at Mobile Phones Direct review the top 4 smart watches out on the market: Apple Watch, Moto 360, LG Watch G R and Kickstarter’s most successful project: the…
  • What is VoIP?

    Simon Jones
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), is a collection of technologies that allow people to communicate (voice, fax, SMS, voice-messaging) over the internet rather than through the dedicated public switched telephone network (PSTN), and is the direction in which all communication is travelling. The phoneline and phones in many people’s homes and businesses continue to use the similar technologies to those available a century ago, with analogue audio sent along a copper wire and only digitised about the phone company’s digital concentrator at the end of the road. However, we live in…
  • Compare the Market takes over Orange Wednesdays as ‘Meerkat Movies’

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:52 am
    Price Comparison website Compare the Market has taken over the idea of 2-for-1 cinema tickets with a new promotion dubbed ‘Meerkat Movies’. 5 million existing customers will have exclusive access to the discounts today, ahead of the offer launching nationwide on 3 April. Customers who have bought qualifying products through the Compare the Market website will be eligible for 2-for-1 cinema tickets every Tuesday and Wednesday for a year, with the tickets redeemable through a code on the Meerkat Movies app. Compare the Market Marketing Director Mark Vile commented: “We are in…
  • Thousands fooled by Facebook scam claiming to offer free Qantas flights

    16 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    More than 100,000 internet users have been fooled by a fake Qantas Facebook page, which claimed to offer free first class flights. The page attracted at least 80,000 likes and over 100,000 shares by claiming to offers travellers the chance to win free flights for a year, before it was taken down by Facebook. The fake page is designed to attract a large number of likes before switching into promoting other dubious products and services for which users had not subscribed. Despite selling pages being against Facebook’s terms and conditions, a page with more than 100,000 likes could attract…
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  • Tips For Being Safe When Moving Into a New Home

    1 May 2015 | 10:02 am
    I’m lucky in that I have not moved that much in my life. When I was a kid I only moved once, and as an adult I have moved only 3 times. I know some people that have moved dozens of times in their lifetime. I consider myself blessed! I am 41 years old and […]
  • Talking to Your Kids about Responsible Alcohol Use

    28 Apr 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Being a parent there are many things that we worry about when it comes to our children. Day in and day out we worry about what they learn, what they see, what they hear, and whether or not they are being influenced by things around them. It is a constant battle. As parents it is […]
  • Western Digital My Cloud EX2100 Expert Series Review w/ Giveaway

    25 Apr 2015 | 1:39 pm
    For years I have had the motto that you can never have enough storage. However, that can get out of hand. When I got my first desktop external hard drive, the max size available was 500gb. Now this is still quite a bit of space, but when you are using it to back up several computers, […]
  • Business Marketing: 4 Ways to Reach Your Audience

    19 Apr 2015 | 6:42 pm
    As a business owner, getting the word out about your product or service is very important. Marketing is a key component of every business as it entices new customers to try your product or service and reminds existing customers to continue their patronage. Of course there are more traditional forms of marketing, which include print advertisements, […]
  • Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router + Netgear N300 Range Extender Review

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:31 pm
    I have owned a lot of home internet routers over the years. Why? There used to be a time when I swore that they created them to be unstable and last only 1-2 years. It seemed like every router that I owned suffered from constant disconnects, or just one day stopped working. I’ve had this problem for […]
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    Experts Exchange » Tech News

  • Growing our Community at Interop

    Melanie Spatola
    6 May 2015 | 6:38 am
      Interop is one of the most important trade shows for IT professionals, and I was thrilled to be able to represent Experts Exchange in Vegas. Our booth may have been small, but the reception we received by you, the community, was definitely not. Many attendees approached us at the show, thanking us for the platform they use every day to make their jobs easier. As the Community Manager, I went to Interop with the intention of welcoming new members and experts into the fold, but I got so much more out of it. Joined by Brent Hansen, Director of Sales and Marketing and Kristin Mehiel,…
  • Nata’s Corner: May 2015

    EE Staff
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    There’s a lot of silliness out there – it must be the weather – that has caught my attention recently. The one that really jumped out was that the people who control Internet domain names, ICANN, stated that they need the US government to decide what to do with the company that owns the rights to the .sucks domain. “It’s not our problem,” ICANN says. Todd L’Herrou sent me this photo of one of his colleagues (not really, it’s the son of one of his colleagues) wearing the fabulous new child’s t-shirt from Experts Exchange. Also new is the…
  • Nata’s Corner: April 2015

    EE Staff
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    For those of you who participated in one of those tournament things, you’ll be amused to hear that the other half’s bracket blew up when Iowa State lost the second game of the first day. Perhaps he should have picked a different game and maybe used a different search engine. I don’t know what the weather is like in your part of the world, but we’ve been dealing with spring for about a month now. That always means lots of new things (and a few recycled old ones). One that caught everyone’s attention was a patent that was granted to Boeing for a force field.
  • Nata’s Corner: March 2015

    EE Staff
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Chicken Little was right. Twice. Maybe even three times. The other half wants to know when he can get high speed Internet and whether the FCC’s new rules apply or whether he needs to go send a dingo to Congress by jetpack. One of the reasons I don’t use Gmail all that much is because there are a gazillion people who have sent me email and I have no idea who they are or why they wrote to me five years ago. I have to admit that it’s a typical situation – I could have done a little digging and figured it all out – but the people at CNet posted how-to turn off the…
  • Nata’s Corner: February 2015

    EE Staff
    1 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    There are two companies who dominate the online advertising business, right? We all know it’s impossible to keep up with what Facebook does with your information, because every time someone gets a good handle on their privacy settings, they change them. But there’s a pretty straightforward list that helps you navigate what information Google stores about you. Oh, and don’t forget to come up with decent passwords. It seems like every few days, there is a story about the latest scam to hit – usually about two weeks after it’s been filling our inboxes. The most…
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  • No, the Apple Watch isn’t too expensive

    Yoni Heisler
    6 May 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Once Apple is able to ramp up production and get Apple Watch supply to keep up with demand, it'll be interesting to see a) how many units Apple is able to sell every quarter and b) how much the Apple Watch adds to Apple's bottom line. While we won't have solid answers to those questions until July (when Apple releases its Q3 earnings report), some analysts are already projecting first year sales in the 20 million unit range. Not everyone, though, has been quick to jump on the Apple Watch bandwagon. Continue reading...
  • After 18 years, the official sequel to Snake is coming to smartphones later this month

    Jacob Siegal
    6 May 2015 | 6:45 pm
    The one monumental video game sequel you've been waiting for is finally launching this month. No, it's not The Witcher 3, it's Snake Rewind, the official sequel to the monochrome classic, from the game's original designer, Taneli Armanto. Continue reading...
  • ZTE’s new iPhone 5 clone does have one remarkable feature

    Brad Reed
    6 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Chinese manufacturer ZTE has unveiled its new flagship phone called the Nubia Z9 and, wouldn't you know it, it looks just like the iPhone 5. We're not trolling here, either. Look at the thing: Continue reading...
  • Apple Watch orders will soon be available for in-store pickup

    Yoni Heisler
    6 May 2015 | 5:15 pm
    The Apple Watch purchasing process is markedly different than anything Apple has ever done in the past. With the Apple Watch, interested buyers are only able order the device online whereupon it's then shipped to either their residence or place of business. Continue reading...
  • Splatoon preview: The Wii U has its GoldenEye

    Jacob Siegal
    6 May 2015 | 4:31 pm
    It has been 11 months since I last played Splatoon. At the time, I couldn’t quite grasp its appeal. A first-person, action-packed shooter for the Wii U aimed at kids didn’t sounds like something I’d rush out to buy on launch day, but Nintendo clearly has a lot of faith in this new IP, so I decided to give it another shot at a big Splatoon event the developer held in NYC on Wednesday. Continue reading...
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    TechVorm » Mobile Arena

  • Sony Launches Portable Bluetooth Speaker- SRS-X11 & SRS-X55

    Jatinder Paul
    6 May 2015 | 7:09 am
    Sony India today launched sleek and trendy portable bluetooth speaker- SRS-X11 and SRS-X55. These wireless bluetooth speakers have compact designs and come in a variety of colours. They come with powerful sound quality, Bluetooth and NFC capabilites and enable users to instantly connect their smart device and stream music wherever they are. These speakers can […] The post Sony Launches Portable Bluetooth Speaker- SRS-X11 & SRS-X55 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Lenovo A5000 At Rs. 9,999 & Lenovo P70 For Rs. 15,999 With 4000mAh Batteries Launched

    Jatinder Paul
    5 May 2015 | 6:26 am
    Lenovo has launched today two power-packed devices, Lenovo A5000 & P70. The biggest USP of these two smartphones is that they are fuelled by a massive 4000mAh battery with the Quick Charge feature, which allows it to get fully charged in 3 hours while a 15-minute charge offers up to 4 hours of talk time. Lenovo […] The post Lenovo A5000 At Rs. 9,999 & Lenovo P70 For Rs. 15,999 With 4000mAh Batteries Launched appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Intex Aqua Star II HD With 5 Inch Display Launched At Rs. 6,590

    Jatinder Paul
    5 May 2015 | 5:15 am
    Intex Technologies,one of the established smartphone brand in India, today launched Intex Aqua Star II HD smartphone, which is a successor of sucessful Aqua Star II. This Dual-SIM device is priced at Rs. 6,590 and will be available in four colours – White, Grey, Silver and Champagne. The Aqua Star II HD features a 5-inch HD […] The post Intex Aqua Star II HD With 5 Inch Display Launched At Rs. 6,590 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • New Opera Mini Mobile Browser Is Now One Of The Most Popular Android Apps

    Jatinder Paul
    4 May 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Opera Mini, the fast mobile browser, has become the most downloaded app in Google Play in nine countries and is among the top 3 or higher in 18 countries, as claimed by the company in its press statement. The places where Opera Mini is trending in Google Play include populous countries like India, Indonesia, Ukraine, South […] The post New Opera Mini Mobile Browser Is Now One Of The Most Popular Android Apps appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Timex Forays Into Wearable Segment & Launches IRONMAN Range of Activity Tracker & GPS Watch

    Jatinder Paul
    4 May 2015 | 5:08 am
    The well established watch brand Timex has forayed into wearable technology by expanding its Ironman portfolio with the launch of – Timex IRONMAN Move x20, and Timex IRONMAN Run x20 GPS. The Timex IRONMAN Move x20 priced at Rs. 8,995, is an activity tracker that captures all-day activities including steps, distance and calories burned, and Timex […] The post Timex Forays Into Wearable Segment & Launches IRONMAN Range of Activity Tracker & GPS Watch appeared first on TechVorm.
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  • Best Apple Macbook Accessories to Buy

    Robin C
    30 Apr 2015 | 3:26 am
    Apple Macbook is one revolutionary product released by Apple in terms of Design and Technology. The Logic Board of Macbook shows what apple will do in coming years with other products Internals, and how they are going to make it more thinner and smaller, still deliver the processing power we need. Whenever there is a new product from Apple, we should also checkout some accessories on the other side to decorate it, protect it or to add some extra battery juice to the gadget. Speaking about Battery Juice, give a read about Best External Battery Power Banks for iPhone and Android Mobiles, that…
  • Bitdefender Box Review: One Box to Protect All Devices in Home Network

    Robin C
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Bitdefender Box is a complete hardware security solution for your Home Network to protect all your Devices, such as iPhone, iPad, Windows PC, Mac Computers and Android Smartphones, Tablets from all types of Hackers, Internet Threats and Attacks. Setup Bitdefender Box in few easy steps and let it Guard your entire Network from Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spywares and any type of Malwares. As we know, it is not just the Windows computers that are vulnerable to hackers. Even home appliances like Refrigerators, Television sets, Gaming Consoles and Thermostats are also vulnerable to hackers when they…
  • How to Speed Up Windows PC’s Internet and System Performance?

    Robin C
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:43 am
    Microsoft Windows 8 is definitely the best operating system for Tablets and didn’t meet microsoft’s expectation on Desktops and Laptops from its users. It has got lot of bug fixes, improvements when Microsoft Windows 8.1 released for existing Windows 8 users. Addressing various user problems and issues microsoft made plenty of changes and Start menu is one of the top in the line. Though it has not bring back the full Windows 7 Start menu experience, microsoft did made some excellent changes to bring several essential and frequently accessed features to front. Desktop environment…
  • Best External Battery Power Banks for iPhone and Android Mobiles

    Robin C
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:15 am
    If there is one thing that mobile manufacturers are all same and so close together, it will be Battery Technology. Even the expensive iPhone has battery juice problems and Samsung took advantage of it few months ago by coming up with Wall Hugger commercial to tease iPhone users short battery life. Business users and people who use their smartphone quite heavy, always end up with red color battery indicators before the end of the day or before evening itself. That is the reason, people prefer External Battery Power Bank to charge whenever, wherever they are without any need of searching for…
  • CleanMyMac 3 Review, Is it a Good Cleaner App for Mac OS X?

    Robin C
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    Macpaw’s CleanMyMac 3 announced yesterday with tons of improvements in the background without much change to its existing, easy to use Design and UI. You’ve never used this software before? Don’t worry, we have you covered with our Cleanmymac 3 Review with all of its Feature Highlights and details explored. Slow loading mac’s are not new and most of the users try to remove their existing softwares / apps installed or reinstall OS X to boost the speed of OS X. Which is definitely not the recommended way to do. CleanMyMac from Macpaw is an All-In-One utility to speed up…
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  • Technology That Helps Your Business Stay On Track

    Karan Israni
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:54 am
    From small businesses to big ones, there’s no doubt that you have some sort of technology that helps your business plug along. Did you know that it’s important to have some kind of program in place to help you keep track of the technology you do have? Think back to a time before computers and … Continue reading Technology That Helps Your Business Stay On Track
  • 18 Top Networking Sites for Startup Founders

    Karan Israni
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
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  • Identity Theft: Easier To Accomplish, Easier To Stop

    Karan Israni
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    The idea of identify theft wanders in and out of public consciousness depending on a number of factors. If you or someone one know has been a victim, it’s probably on your mind. If there is a major movie released or book published that has identity theft in it, it’s probably on your mind. If … Continue reading Identity Theft: Easier To Accomplish, Easier To Stop
  • Myths About Project Management Busted By Hard Facts (Infographic)

    Karan Israni
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:46 pm
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  • How To: Optimize Your Drug Rehab Facility for Apple Watch

    Karan Israni
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    With the brand new Apple Watch set to release at the end of April, more and more mobile users will find themselves relying more than ever on Apple’s voice command function, Siri. Searching on the go is going to be easier than ever for the average user. Siri focuses heavily on local searches – so if … Continue reading How To: Optimize Your Drug Rehab Facility for Apple Watch
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    The Recruitment Alliance

  • 5 Lessons Learned From That Job Post Fail

    5 May 2015 | 7:16 am
    Originally published on Winning Impression Like you, I see lots of stuff on LinkedIn that makes me cringe or simply wonder if I’m actually on Facebook. But when I saw that secretary job post, I was horrified!!! I simply couldn’t comprehend that a woman would do that to another woman or that she would leave it up, after so many complaints. So what can we learn from it? Firstly, a little reminder… 1. Think before you act! What would your grandparents think of the post? How will this job post impact on my client, my company or my reputation? Will everyone see the funny side? …and if…
  • A useful, free recruiter tool – Search, Share or scrape email addresses from web sites

    30 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
    Shane McCusker of Intelligence Software demonstrates a new free tool. This month’s tool was inspired by the work and webinars of Shane Bowen, Glenn Gutmacher and Jermery Roberts. This month’s free recruiter tool is an update of Shane’s Recruiter Bookmarklet, previously called Shane’s Tools. This is a very handy tool that I personally use all the time, which can be used to quickly data mine and find important information on web pages. It is a combination of Searching, Sharing and Scrapping and is used to scrape data from the internet, including Google, LinkedIn, Twitter,…
  • Why are we still ballsing up recruiting basics with candidates? – Notes from the #RecHangout

    30 Apr 2015 | 2:47 am
    Original blog post by UK Recruiter This month’s google+ hangout was a corker. The subject was “Why are we still ballsing up recruiting basics with candidates?” and I think we had the most twitter and webinar chatroom activity we’ve ever had.  We were joined by Greg Savage, ex recruiter and author or blog site The Savage Truth. Our host, Alan Whitford, kept the conversation on track whilst Mark Stephens (Technology in Recruitment Alliance and founder of the F10 Group) and Louis Welcomme (Colleague Software) also shared their thoughts.  My contribution was scribbling notes…
  • Broadbean’s UK Recruitment Landscape for March 2015

    30 Apr 2015 | 12:58 am
    Every month Broadbean has agreed to provide TRA with a report using the last month’s industry statistics. This will be a regular feature on TRA providing you with all the latest insights and figures from within the recruitment industry. Interested in seeing how the recruitment market performed in March? Our recruitment market analysis of March 2015 is presented in the infographic below. To recap, we saw a increase in permanent and temporary vacancies on a MoM basis. Check out this overview of the top three sectors with the strongest quarterly growth in permanent and temporary roles. Top…
  • Why recruiters often get a bad reputation in the job market

    29 Apr 2015 | 1:15 am
    A few months ago I met a recruiter who told me that he hates recruitment. ‘Hate’ is a pretty strong word, but that’s what he said. So I had coffee with him to find out why. He started the conversation by telling me that he is a pretty good salesperson – and he was able to evidence this by explaining how he had won a reasonable amount of new business for the company. He also told me that he was 4th in a team of 10 in terms of number of interviews arranged each week. Despite this, however, he said that his manager was constantly ‘nagging him’ about lack of results. To use a…
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    Future of Privacy

  • Parents Rights To Student Data Privacy

    Brenda Leong
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:09 pm
    FUTURE OF PRIVACY FORUM INTRODUCES DIGITAL GUIDE TO EQUIP PARENTS WITH KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING OF LAWS GOVERNING STUDENT DATA USE AND PRIVACY New Website Developed in Partnership with National PTA,   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monday, April 27, 2015 – As the digital revolution continues to transform students’ learning, how teachers instruct in classrooms, and the […]
  • Rise of the Drones

    28 Apr 2015 | 10:50 am
    This morning, the Center for Strategic and International Studies presented a panel conversation on some of the challenges – and opportunities – around domestic drone use. After following the issue for years, it would appear that drone policy’s day has finally arrived. According to the FAA, nearly 4,500 comments were submitted in response to the […]
  • FPF Senior Fellow Peter Swire Provide Comments to the FCC on Broadband Consumer Privacy

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Later today, Peter Swire, FPF Senior Fellow, will participate at the FCC’s public workshop on broadband consumer privacy. He also prepared written comments expanding on his thoughts. Professor Swire summarizes his research as follows: First, I examine the effect of the Section 222(a) definition of “proprietary information” as compared with the Section 222(c) definition of […]
  • Future of Privacy Forum Releases Statement on FTC’s Settlement with Retail Tracking Company

    Stephany Fan
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    “Today’s settlement by the Federal Trade Commission with Nomi, a mobile location tracking company, demonstrates the need for companies with emerging technologies to be clear about the choices they provide consumers”, said FPF Executive Director Jules Polonetsky. The need for transparent privacy policies in the field of mobile location analytics was the genesis behind the […]
  • Jules Talks Consumer Privacy and Location-Based Services

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    In a recent episode of Comcast Newsmakers, Jules discussed the many new ways that data about your location is being used — such as navigation or helping you connect with friends. He addressed what can you do to protect the privacy of that data? A conversation with Jules Polonetsky, Executive Director and Co-Chair of the Future […]
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    So Freaking Cool

  • The Weekend Refill, 4.19.15

    19 Apr 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Longer pieces from this week. Definitely not bathroom reading. Unless you have a severe case of diarrhea. - Tragic story of Christy Mack and MMA fighter War Machine [ESPN] - Trader in the wild [Businessweek] - 10 biggest Marvel heroes not yet seen in live action [Observation Deck] - The funny man behind Judd Apatow [NY Times Magazine] - The machines are coming! [NY Times] - Make millions (but there's a catch) [New Yorker]The post The Weekend Refill, 4.19.15 appeared first on So Freaking Cool.
  • Scented Duct Tape

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    Duct tape comes in bland, boring gray and smells like adhesive. That's...booooring. Buy scented duct tape instead. Amazing smells like cupcake, grape, bubble gum, lemon and orange cream await you with these scented duck tapes by Duck Brand ($4). Each smell coincides with a similar color. If you're gonna use duct tape, you might as well have fun with it.The post Scented Duct Tape appeared first on So Freaking Cool.
  • Saw: The Complete Movie Collection

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    Halloween's around the corner and the series of Saw movies probably can now be considered a classic. Watch all 7 Saw movies in a row with the Saw: The Complete Movie Collection on Blu-ray. Settle in with Jigsaw and make it a long weekend. The post Saw: The Complete Movie Collection appeared first on So Freaking Cool.
  • Moto X Where ‘X’ Stands for Excellent and Exemplary

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    One of the best phones of last year keeps improving with its latest release. The new Moto X hits stores later this month with plenty of cool features. On the outside the Moto X shows off a sleek metal frame and a large 5.2-inch display with HD resolution. For video and photography lovers, it has a 13 megapixel rear camera and 4K video capture(!). The phone also includes four mics for improved sound capture. If you have 15 minutes to spare, you can use the turbo charging featuring to lock in a full 8 hour charge. Ah-maz-ing! Of course, the Moto Maker customization continues with the old…
  • Moto Hint Answers All Your Questions

    5 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    No one loves a know-it-all, but you just might like this one. The Moto Hint ($150) pairs with the Moto X and goes right inside your earhole. You can ask it for directions, weather, turn-by-turn navigation, receive and make calls, and dictate and send messages. It sounds like a virtual assistant. The accessory comes in fabric, leather and wood with subtle black and white accents. Front finishes include silver and black metallic. The future has arrived. In your earhole. Are you prepared?The post Moto Hint Answers All Your Questions appeared first on So Freaking Cool.
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    The Verge - All Posts

  • Malaria vaccine found 67 percent effective in human trial

    Arielle Duhaime-Ross
    6 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    A malaria vaccine was 67 percent protective against infection in an early-stage trial involving adults in Kenya, according to a study published in Science Translational Medicine today. The results are encouraging, as many malaria vaccines that work well in the lab have failed to show the same efficacy in the field. But low malaria infection rates in the region at the time of the study are putting a damper on the results. Continue reading…
  • LG G4 review

    Dan Seifert
    6 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    In the world of smartphones, Samsung and Apple cast big shadows. Perhaps no company is more familiar with those shadows than LG, which has been chasing Samsung’s mobile phone division for years. Each time that Samsung makes a move, LG follows along a few months later and a little less impressively. But this year might be different. Samsung overhauled its flagship smartphone in the most dramatic way since 2011, throwing out long-heralded features and incorporating new design and materials. LG, on the other hand, didn’t completely upend its design and approach. The new G4 is very similar to…
  • NASA’s new radar technology helped save four lives in Nepal

    Kwame Opam
    6 May 2015 | 10:46 am
    New technology developed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and NASA was recently used to save the lives of four men buried under rubble in Nepal. Called FINDER (Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response), prototypes were brought to the country after last month's devastating earthquake, and were able to detect the heartbeats of the trapped men underneath collapsed structures. The rescues represent the first time the FINDER technology was used to save lives after a disaster. First developed in 2013, the tech, using microwave-radar, can detect human heartbeats beneath…
  • Rand Paul had to pay a $100,000 ransom for his domain name

    T.C. Sottek
    6 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    Rand Paul's presidential campaign has already suffered an unfortunate outlay: a $100,980 ransom check for The National Journal reports that Paul dropped the huge sum on a "domain name" days before he announced his campaign. Domain squatting, for those unfamiliar, is the art of sitting on potentially juicy domains, like, and then selling them at astronomical prices — sometimes for millions of dollars. A URL like is some real primo domain space that Paul probably felt he needed to have. His biggest competitor, Hillary Clinton, already owns…
  • PlayStation renews its only TV show and suggests more could be on the way

    Jacob Kastrenakes
    6 May 2015 | 10:19 am
    Powers is coming back for another season on PlayStation. That's a bit of a surprise: it's been hard to tell how committed PlayStation is to ordering original shows, especially now that Microsoft's Xbox division has dropped its efforts to do the same thing. PlayStation hasn't ordered anything else since committing to Powers about a year ago, and it's not clear that the showhas done much to convince gamers to buy a PlayStation over an Xbox. Powers currently has a 50 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes (a 51 percent on Metacritic), which suggests that it may not be destined to become terribly…
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  • Android developers can soon A/B test Play Store pages

    6 May 2015 | 7:38 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/Stephen Krow) Last week, Apple released their new App Store analytics tool (albeit in limited beta) which allows developers to take a deep-dive into useful insights such as how many times your App Store page has been opened. New information suggests Google has a trick up its sleeve on how to help developers perform better in their Play Store... It would remedy a longtime pain point for developers Due to be announced at Google's annual I/O developer conference later this month, the feature will allow developers to test two different variations of their Play…
  • Apple begins analytics roll-out for App Store

    1 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    Back at WWDC, Apple promised a new analytics app which can monitor your apps performance in the App Store to help provide deeper insights about what is working and what could do with taking a second-look at what elements can be improved for better success.  Some developers have received emails alerting them to the launch of the 'App Analytics Beta' app which fulfils Apple's promise. It shows how many (potential) customers have opened an app's listing in the store, check in-app purchase sales, create custom campaign links and follow the success of marketing campaigns, how often…
  • Opinion: This is how Microsoft is changing the world

    30 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    Microsoft celebrated their 40th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion Bill Gates sent a motivating letter to employees. It started with: "Early on, Paul Allen and I set the goal of a computer on every desk and in every home. It was a bold idea and a lot of people thought we were out of our minds to imagine it was possible."  Beyond proving that goal was just possible, Microsoft's software moved out of our homes and off our desks to power a variety of things such as healthcare systems and ATMs. This is often forgotten, but Microsoft has empowered people for…
  • Build 2015: What to expect at Microsoft's biggest event

    29 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    Microsoft's annual developer conference, Build, kicks-off today and marks an opportunity for the Redmond-based giant to show-off some of its latest advancements and prove to developers that Windows remains important in a world where most users are happy with their iOS and Android mobile devices.  However, whereas Apple and Google have gradually iterated on their established platforms each year, Microsoft is in a disruptive period where it has lots of products and innovative ideas floating around which are yet to be tied together in the company's "Universal" vision. On top of…
  • Rapid mobile app development works - but not without management

    28 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/ClaudioVentrella) Although the developers of Angry Birds probably didn’t know at the time how much their app would take off, one thing’s for certain: they didn’t set out to create an app with a terrible user experience. They wanted a mobile app with depth that would cater to as wide an audience as possible, with all the right features and nothing cut-and-paste. RMAD may take less investment up-front, but that doesn’t mean you get to ignore management over the long run. One of the biggest differences between the consumer and enterprise mobile…
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  • Office 365 enterprise usage increasing, but security fears increase with it

    6 May 2015 | 2:42 am
    (c) Organisations are using Office 365 more and more for its collaborative effects, but concerns still remain about its security. That’s the latest findings from Cryptzone in a report on enterprise collaboration. The report, conducted in conjunction with TechValidate, saw that SharePoint Online adoption is also growing, but not at the same clip as Office 365. The survey, of more than 100 IT professionals, saw a broad usage of Office 365 applications, including Office (44%), Exchange (44%), SharePoint (40%), OneDrive (39%) and Lync (36%) – now of course Skype…
  • The move towards rapid enterprise app deployment and development continues apace

    4 May 2015 | 4:53 pm
    (c) More than two thirds of respondents in a survey from app data storage providers Canvas were able to build a mobile business app in one day or less, while a third of organisations used more than five mobile business applications last year. The survey, of more than 1,600 Canvas customers predominantly at companies which historically relied on paper forms and manual processes, saw a heavy rise in the usage of Google Drive as a file storage app. 33% of respondents said they used Drive in 2014, compared to just 16% in 2013. Dropbox remains the most popular storage app,…
  • Microsoft promises ‘next chapter in enterprise mobility’ at Ignite event

    4 May 2015 | 4:53 pm
    (c) Doiy Remember the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS)? Among the announcements back in March last year of Office 365 being made available on iPads, Microsoft’s play in a fully functioning enterprise mobility solution was hidden under the fanfare. With that in mind, Microsoft announced a string of new enterprise-flavoured products at its Ignite event, with EMS as the poster child for this change. Here’s what Redmond has announced on the enterprise side: Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA): an on-premises product which analyses, learns and identifies normal…
  • Highs and lows in MobileIron’s financial results, but a changing strategy is afoot

    30 Apr 2015 | 9:18 pm
    (c) Enterprise mobility management provider MobileIron has announced financial results for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, with GAAP revenue up 19% but billings of $36.4m, lower than expected guidance of $40m-$42m despite a 20% uptick. CEO Bob Tinker, speaking to analysts in a conference call, said: “I am personally disappointed in how the company performed during the quarter, and as CEO, I take full responsibility.” He added: “I am not happy that we missed expectations. We understand the seriousness of this event, and we’ve identified a…
  • An inconvenient truth: Enterprise mobility is all about the end user

    29 Apr 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Picture credit: Flickr/FotoBIB The enterprise mobility market isn’t getting easier for CIOs. Actually, quite the opposite is occurring, as the IT industry proactively segments the environment so that many correct decisions are needed instead of just one. Worse still, the industry is promoting approaches that are convenient to vendors but often inadequate to the mobile environment. The latest mobile solution detour is called mobile backend as a service, or MBaaS, which separates the mobile platform approach between the mobile app and the middleware infrastructure required. Using this…
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    My Blog

  • Capital One Student Loans

    5 May 2015 | 9:18 am
    The best money tips ever – Professor Savings Grand Central: Lawmakers Ought to Look to Tarullo, not Dudley, on Fed … – Wall Street Journal (blog) Wall Street Journal (blog)Grand Central: Lawmakers Ought to Look to Tarullo, not Dudley, on Fed …Wall Street Journal (blog)On one side, “economic activity appears to be on a solid, sustainable growth path,” he said. But, “inflation is low and … Fed’s Dudley Says Student Loans May Not Be For Everyone. “It’s true that virtually … “But some people who take out student ……
  • Banks That Do Student Loans

    28 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
    Student-Loan Default Is Not a Moral Good – National Review Online NewsweekStudent-Loan Default Is Not a Moral GoodNational Review OnlineYou would not know it if you knew the world only through the declarations of Elizabeth Warren and Occupy rhetoric, but bank loans do not generally work like that. JPMorgan Chase does not send out legions of small-time criminals to knock on doors in …Students Launch Historic Debt Strike, Refusing to Pay Back Predatory College …Democracy Now!Student Debt Strike Targets For-Profit CollegeNewsweekall 66 news articles »…
  • Bank of America Personal Loans

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:18 am
    Bank of America Looks At Student Loan Portfolio, Seeks Greener Pastures – MainStreet Bank of America Looks At Student Loan Portfolio, Seeks Greener PasturesMainStreetNEW YORK (MainStreet) — People just out of college—or out for a decade or more–look at their student loan balances and see a drain on their pay checks and cash that they’d like to invest elsewhere. Increasingly, banks look at student loan balances …and more »… The post Bank of America Personal Loans appeared first on My Blog.
  • Private Student Loans Without Cosigner

    14 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
    Federal Guidance: 6 Principles for Banks Originating Student Loans with … – Above the Law Federal Guidance: 6 Principles for Banks Originating Student Loans with …Above the LawThe guidance is intended for financial institutions that originate private student loans that provide graduated repayment terms at origination. It advises such institutions to “prudently underwrite the loans in a manner consistent with safe and sound …Regulators Release Guidance on Private Student Loans With Graduated …JD Supra (press release)all 2 news articles »…
  • Find My Student Loan Information

    9 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    The teacher is in a learning phase as Rep. Anthony Daniels arrives in Montgomery – AL.comThe teacher is in a learning phase as Rep. Anthony Daniels arrives in MontgomeryAL.comIf you live in the 53rd and didn’t know it was redistricted and that Daniels wanted to be your representative, you didn’t go to the mailbox last summer. … The act cut interest rates and provided more assistance for students going into public service …… The post Find My Student Loan Information appeared first on My Blog.
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    Maximum PC - News

  • Intel Eyes Real Time Analytics with New Xeon Processor E7 v3 CPU Line

    Paul Lilly
    6 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Will 18 cores suffice? We've seen a lot of action in the micro server market as of late, but lest anyone forget, there's still a need for servers on the other end of the spectrum, ones that deal with machine learning, real-time data analytics, and other mission critical tasks suitable for scale-out data centers. It's that market Intel is targeting with its new Xeon E7 v3 product line consisting of a dozen different processors. The Xeon E7 v3 product family consists of chips with up to 18 physical cores with Hyper Threading (for 36 threads), up 45MB of last level cache, and clockspeeds ranging…
  • Oculus Rift Will Ship to Consumers in First Quarter of 2016

    Paul Lilly
    6 May 2015 | 9:29 am
    At long last, a release date! It's been over two years since Oculus Rift captured the hearts and imagination (and over $2.4 million) of backers willing to pledge support for something billed as the "the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games." There's been a lot of movement in the VR space since then, as well as some skepticism (and anger) after Facebook acquired Oculus for $2 billion -- the idea of Candy Crush VR just didn't seem appealing to many folks. But the excitement remained, and after all this time, we finally have a launch date. Oculus Rift will be shipping to…
  • EVGA Bundles Witcher 3 and Arkham Knight with GeForce GTX 980 and 970

    Paul Lilly
    5 May 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Free games, anyone? We have to hand it to graphics cards players -- they've been pretty good about bundling high-end titles with their cards over the last couple of years. That doesn't just apply to Nvidia and AMD, but their hardware partners as well. Case in point, EVGA today announced that for a limited time, qualifying GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce 970 graphics cards will be eligible to receive The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Batman: Arkham Knight. As always with these sorts of promotions, they apply to specific SKUs. You also must make your purchase either direct from EVGA's website or a…
  • Microsoft Releases Surface 3 Tablet, Offers Up to $150 Trade-In for Older Models

    Paul Lilly
    5 May 2015 | 9:22 am
    A shiney new Surface Surface 3 (non-Pro) is Microsoft's thinnest and lightest Surface tablet ever, and it's now available to purchase in the U.S. and several other territories, including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. Pricing starts at $499, though you can knock up to $150 off the cost by trading in your Surface 2 or Surface RT, so long as it's in working order. The amount you get in trade-in depends on which model you're trading in. All working Surface RT slates command $100 in trade-in value, regardless of whether they're…
  • Mushkin Expands Reactor Series SSD Capacity Options

    Paul Lilly
    5 May 2015 | 8:51 am
    New capacities and a new contest Mushkin seems awfully excited about the expansion of its Reactor Series solid state drive line, which in addition to its existing 1TB capacity option, will soon be made available in 256GB and 512GB capacities. To celebrate the new SKUs and perhaps earn some street cred in the crowded SSD market, Mushkin is also holding a contest where the main prize is a Mushkin Extreme Gaming PC. First let's talk about the drives. The Reactor SSD family uses Silicon Motion's SM2246EN controller and is equipped with a SATA 6Gbps interface. Rated sequential read and write…
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  • Project Management on the Go

    6 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    Effective project management is a must for any business. Considering the potential complexity of tasks and projects within an organization, project management allows businesses to apply tried and tested techniques to achieve their goals. Since every project is unique, project managers must consider the overall goals, cost, execution, risk management, skills and responsibilities of staff…
  • Export Exchange Mailbox to PST 2013 from Mounted/Dismounted Database

    Martin Miller
    5 May 2015 | 11:24 pm
    To export a mailbox into PST in Exchange 2013, there is a set of EMS cmdlet called MailboxExportRequest. When request for a mailbox export to PST is initiated, it is processed by the Mailbox Replication Server that resides on CAS. The best part is while the migration takes place, the users will be able to…
  • How to Increase Your Google Ranking

    5 May 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Every day, Google processes approximately 3.5 billion searches. With SEO, content creators can optimize and promote their web pages. By doing this, traffic for specific searches will be maximized. With Google, there’s a higher return on investment than with other channels. Here’s how to increase your Google ranking. 1. Figure out if you need an…
  • Avoid Mistakes During Responsive Web Development

    Helen Sawyer
    5 May 2015 | 2:03 am
    Responsive web design is the need of the hour. Many businesses are shifting their websites from traditional designs to responsive format. The entire world of internet is facing revolutionary change in terms of responsive web development. However, this new design pattern is not an easy task to work with and has its own challenges. Many experienced…
  • Give Your Website Presence & A Sense Of Purpose

    4 May 2015 | 9:58 am
    By now, every Business would have tapped into the Internet market to help produce more projected sales. Creating websites has become extremely cheap over the years with a barrage of web design companies popping up and competing for clients, this also means there has been a rise in Businesses getting online and also competing in…
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  • Uber stages Toronto rally for “common sense regulations”

    Justin Kozuch
    6 May 2015 | 2:09 pm
    “Convenience. Safety. Accountability.” These are but a few of the adjectives Uber supporters used to describe the scrappy, oft-controversial transportation startup.   Earlier today, Uber held a rally in Toronto to gain support for its UberX ride-sharing service. Uber’s entry into the market has drawn the ire of taxi cab companies and City Hall alike, as well as the vocal support of riders looking for a cost-effective alternative to Toronto’s taxis, which have often been described as expensive, lacking in accountability, and rife with safety concerns. “We can make common…
  • Ontario Pension Board invests into Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund, total commitment now $264 million

    Ian Hardy
    6 May 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Northleaf Capital, which calls itself “Canada’s largest independent global private markets fund manager and advisor,” announced today that it has added Ontario Pension Board (OPB) as its newest investor. This brings the total commitments from all investors to a respectable $264 million. Reza Moridi, Ontario’s Minister of Research and Innovation, said, “This latest milestone for the Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund is more great news for Ontario’s vibrant venture capital ecosystem. When we are able to provide innovative companies with access to early-stage capital they can rise…
  • Toronto’s Flipd rides the digital detox wave

    Justin Kozuch
    6 May 2015 | 8:47 am