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  • I Found It: The Most Useful iPhone App Of All Time

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
    I found an app I’m willing to call the most useful iPhone app of all time. It’s called Drafts. No, I wasn’t paid to write that. I love Drafts. No, I mean I really, really LOVE it. It’s brilliant. ... Read More
  • Why Apple Failed to Make Sapphire iPhones

    Top News - MIT Technology Review
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The delicate, monthlong process of growing sapphire accounts for why Apple’s sapphire supplier failed to deliver for the iPhone 6.In the year leading up to the release of the iPhone 6, Apple invested more than $1 billion in an effort to make sapphire one of the device’s big selling points. Making screens out of the nearly unscratchable material would have helped set the new phone apart from its competitors.  
  • The Soviet Union’s 1965 Moon Shot Plan!

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
    We know that NASA astronauts reached the Moon first in the space race, but the Soviet Union has plans too and we have the movie to prove it! This is the fully restored video in colour of the Soviet Union: Leningrad Popular Science Film Studios movie from 1965 and directed by Pavel Klushantsev. The first […]
  • OpenSSL Version Matrix Updated - October 2014

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    Chris Mahns
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    I updated my OpenSSL Version Matrix again to reflect new versions of OpenSSL released since June 5 2014, including the three new versions of OpenSSL that were released yesterday, (October 15, 2014) to address four security issues.
  • “Time Collapse” And My Broken Brain

    Michael Arrington
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:52 pm
    I was perusing the news headlines this evening and I noticed this article about Glenn Beck’s health troubles. A few sentences early on in the article floored me, because it describes how I feel exactly: “Doctors tell me that up until recently, I hadn’t had a real REM sleep in maybe as long as a decade,” Beck said. “I didn’t have a dream that I remember, except one in a decade. And quite honestly, this isn’t a symptom you look to fix if you have a ton to do. But the first sign of trouble I noticed was what I call a ‘time collapse.’ If we had met before, I couldn’t tell…
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  • Helios Bluetooth solar-powered headphones aim to cut the cord for good

    Nick Lavars
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    We first came across the idea of solar-powered Bluetooth headphones back in 2009. Five years later, the proliferation of Bluetooth LE and the capability of today's solar cells has given London-based startup Exod the tools needed to turn the concept into reality. With its Helios headphones, the company is dangling the prospect of a dangle-free listening experience in front of mobile music lovers. .. Continue Reading Helios Bluetooth solar-powered headphones aim to cut the cord for good Section: Mobile Technology Tags: Audio, Bluetooth, Headphones, Kickstarter, Photovoltaic, Solar Powered…
  • Chevy scorches the virtual track with the laser-powered Chaparral 2X

    C.C. Weiss
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:44 pm
    After seeing Chevy's sneak preview of the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo, we got the idea that it was going to be the most extreme Vision Gran Turismo yet, both in terms of styling and technology. We weren't disappointed when Chevy pulled the cloth off at the LA Auto Show last week. The radical racer uses a highly conceptual laser powertrain to rattle the track with 900 hp of thrust. .. Continue Reading Chevy scorches the virtual track with the laser-powered Chaparral 2X Section: Automotive Tags: Chevrolet, Concept Cars, Gran Turismo, LA Auto Show 2014, Laser, Lithium-ion, Racing, Video…
  • Video games replace eye patch to treat lazy eye

    Karen Sprey
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:10 pm
    With video games having previously been found to improve decision making speeds and the brain's capacity to learn, scientists have now created challenging computer games with a fun element that significantly improved depth perception and binocular vision in people with a lazy eye. Unlike the traditional patch used to treat the condition, the video games encourage both eyes to work together... Continue Reading Video games replace eye patch to treat lazy eye Section: Health and Wellbeing Tags: Eye, Health, Ohio State University, Salus University, University of Louisville, Video Games, Vision…
  • Mazda joins compact SUV market with new CX-3

    Scott Collie
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Mazda has used the Los Angeles Auto Show to unveil its entry in the ever-growing compact SUV segment. The CX3 slots in below the CX-5 in Mazda's lineup, and will take on Nissan's Juke, Ford's EcoSport and Subaru's XV Crosstrek in the battle for buyers. .. Continue Reading Mazda joins compact SUV market with new CX-3 Section: Automotive Tags: KODO, LA Auto Show 2014, Mazda, Skyactiv, SUV Related Articles: Mazda to licence Toyota Prius hybrid technology Mazda joins the downsizing party with 1.5-liter SKYACTIV diesel Mazda 2 gets a big revamp for 2016 Tokyo world premiere for Mazda TAKERI…
  • Moto 360 vs. Asus ZenWatch: Up close with two of 2014's best smartwatches

    Will Shanklin
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:54 pm
    The first two Android Wear watches were very gadgety-looking affairs, but three recent releases add some style to Google's wearable platform. We have two of those – the Moto 360 and Asus ZenWatch – in house right now, and have a few thoughts on how they compare... Continue Reading Moto 360 vs. Asus ZenWatch: Up close with two of 2014's best smartwatches Section: Wearable Electronics Tags: Asus ZenWatch, Moto 360, Product Comparison, Smartwatch, Wearable, wearable computing Related Articles: Asus ZenWatch review: Fashion and function start to find balance Hands-on with the Asus ZenWatch…
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  • The FAA’s Drone Rules Are Too Narrow, But They’re Better Than Nothing

    Klint Finley
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:16 am
    Ryan Morton, the CTO of drone company SkySpecs, says that the FAA's proposed drone rules are better than nothing. The post The FAA’s Drone Rules Are Too Narrow, But They’re Better Than Nothing appeared first on WIRED.
  • Gratitude in Unexpected Places: Embracing Constraint in Engineering

    Adam Evans, RelateIQ
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    With Thanksgiving around the corner and family coming into town, November is all about gratitude for me. Frankly, it’s easy to feel grateful for all of the energy, innovation, and success we see around us every day here in Silicon Valley. But this week, I’m actually feeling grateful for something unique — something many programmers […] The post Gratitude in Unexpected Places: Embracing Constraint in Engineering appeared first on WIRED.
  • This Electric Concept Car Could Finally Convince Americans to Buy Mitsubishis

    Alexander George
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    The XR-PHEV is muscled-out crossover packed with modern tech and an unexpectedly peppy engine setup. The post This Electric Concept Car Could Finally Convince Americans to Buy Mitsubishis appeared first on WIRED.
  • Angry Nerd: Penguins of Madagascar Is Gonna Be Great. Here’s Why

    WIRED Video
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    Animated sequels are nothing compared to their various spin-offs. Why watch Madagascar 4 when the new Penguins of Madagascar looks infinitely better and it isn't bound to the original template? Angry Nerd explains why he'll take animated spin-offs like Puss in Boots to another Shrek any day. The post Angry Nerd: Penguins of Madagascar Is Gonna Be Great. Here’s Why appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Next Big Thing You Missed: Tech Superstars Build ‘Startup Factories’

    Issie Lapowsky
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    Why everyone from Zynga's Mark Pincus to PayPal's Max Levchin are trying to change the way business get built. The post The Next Big Thing You Missed: Tech Superstars Build ‘Startup Factories’ appeared first on WIRED.
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  • That Time I Interviewed Click and Clack

    Harry McCracken
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Back in the summer of 1997, I got my one and only assignment for a magazine called The Web, back when it seemed like it made sense to publish reviews and profiles relating to websites on dead trees. It turned out to be one of the most entertaining projects I ever worked on: I profiled Tom and Ray Magliozzi, better known as Click and Clack of public radio’s Car Talk. When I saw the sad news today that Tom had passed away at 77, the memories came flooding back. I made contact with the Car Talk team by getting the phone number of their production company. In 1997, you did that by calling…
  • I’m Over at Fast Company. Join Me, Won’t You?

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

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

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

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

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    "Since their son was murdered in August, Mike Brown’s parents have used words."
  • What To Expect From The Coming Thanksgiving Nor'easter

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    If you’re still debating when you should time your Thanksgiving travel to beat Wednesday’s East Coast snowstorm, the latest round of weather models should make that decision easy: Leave now.
  • Islam And The Thanksgiving Turkey

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    Bassam Tariq didn’t grow up eating turkey; his parents didn’t like it. On Thanksgiving, they’d roast chicken and call it a day. But now Tariq has a hundred customers relying on his East Village Halal butcher shop, Honest Chops, to purvey the staple in their holiday meals, and they’re not just expecting any turkey.
  • The Worst Airports In America

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    More than 46 million Americans will travel further than 50 miles for this week's turkey-based festivities, and many of us will do it via air. And while very few airports deal well with holidays swarms, some of them excel at misery.
  • Has Holy Communion Gotten Harder To Swallow?

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    The Communion wafer is food and symbol, relic and rite. In an age plagued by fears of disease, can it still help us connect?
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    Holy Kaw!

  • Ever wonder why some countries are rich and others are poor? [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    That question seems obvious. Some countries are rich because they're rich. Nothing makes money like money, right? But that's not really an answer. This video goes into the different factors––like culture, institutions, and resources––that go into the wealth gaps among countries. The post Ever wonder why some countries are rich and others are poor? [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Oscar the Grouch wishes everyone a Rotten Trashgiving! [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    Forget all the smiles and laughter of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Oscar the Grouch and his nearest and dearest have something decidedly less tasteful in the works, full of chaos, misery, and...uh oh, what to do when things go well? The post Oscar the Grouch wishes everyone a Rotten Trashgiving! [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Model masseur: the worst job in Singapore (insert eye roll here) [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Not everyone can be a doctor or a lawyer. If everyone were, then who would deliver the milk? Clean the streets? Massage the supermodels? Wait, whhaaaaatt? This guy's job is to massage models. Let that sink in for a minute. In this hilarious video, he complains about how bad his job is. The post Model masseur: the worst job in Singapore (insert eye roll here) [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Fried turkey: a delicious death trap [video]

    Josh Urich
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Fried turkey is, perhaps, the best part of Thanksgiving. The problem is, frying a turkey can be super dangerous. Before you fire up the fryer, watch this warning video. Plus, you get to see stuff burn, which is always neat. The post Fried turkey: a delicious death trap [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Alex Honnold conquers the 2500-ft sheer face of The Shining Path [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
    And did we mention he did it without a rope? The post Alex Honnold conquers the 2500-ft sheer face of The Shining Path [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • Oscar Isaac to Play Villain in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:58 am
    Oscar Isaac to Play Villain in 'X-Men: Apocalypse': The second-best casting news of yesterday. I’m already on record as saying I think Oscar Isaac is well on his way to being a big star. 
  • "I’m paid to have an opinion. I’m paid to educate myself with whatever’s going on, come up with an..."

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    “I’m paid to have an opinion. I’m paid to educate myself with whatever’s going on, come up with an opinion, and then write about it or talk about it creatively. Apparently we had a disagreement about whether I did that correctly. But I still think that’s my job.” - Bill Simmons, talking to Jason Hirschorn about his recent suspension from ESPN.
  • Blofeld (And SPECTRE) To Be Resurrected In New 007 Film?

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    Blofeld (And SPECTRE) To Be Resurrected In New 007 Film?: Chris Hastings and Caroline Graham have what would seem to be a huge (but still unconfirmed) scoop — Christoph Waltz as Ernst Stavro Blofeld: Waltz’s involvement in the new film – which has the working title ‘Bond 24’ – will be confirmed at a press conference to be held in the first week of December. Eon productions, which owns the James Bond film franchise, will announce the star is playing an unknown character called Franz Oberhauser, son of the late Hans Oberhauser, a ski instructor who acted as a father figure to Bond.
  • The Oddness Of Unboxing

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:52 pm
    The Oddness Of Unboxing
  • Jerry Jones And The Cartier Cowboys

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Jerry Jones And The Cartier Cowboys: I know I’ve already posted two quotes from this Don Van Natta Jr. piece on Dallas Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones from August, but it’s just so good that I’m going to link to it one more time. My favorite description: Jones punctuates every off-color quip and daggered remark with a just-kidding grin chased by a maybe-not wink. And in use: When I ask Jones how he settled on AT&T for the stadium naming rights, he says he fell in love with the name: “It just sounds like America — and the future.” He then confides he considered investing $300 million…
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  • A Toolbox That Helps Keep You From Losing Tools (Video)

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Dan Mcculley, the interviewee in this video, works for Intel and claims they have "about 140" projects going on inside their fabs and factories, of which the Smart Toolbox is but one, and it's one some technicians came up with because Intel workers lose something like $35,000 worth of tools every year. This project is based on the same Galileo boards Intel has used to support some high-altitude balloon launches -- except this is an extremely simple, practical application. Open source? You bet! And Dan says the sensors and other parts are all off-the-shelf items anyone can buy. (Alternate…
  • NASA To Deploy Four Spacecraft To Study Magnetic Reconnection

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    Zothecula writes: NASA has released a video depicting the initial deployment of an undertaking designed to study a phenomenon known as magnetic reconnection. "Reconnection happens when magnetic field lines explosively realign and release massive bursts of energy, while hurling particles out at nearly the speed of light in all directions. Magnetic reconnection powers eruptions on the sun and – closer to home – it triggers the flow of material and energy from interplanetary space into near-Earth space." The launch of the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission will see four…
  • The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
    rossgneumann writes: Terry Davis, a schizophrenic programmer, has spent 10 years building an operating system to talk to God. He's done this work because God told him to. According to the TempleOS charter, it is "God's official temple. Just like Solomon's temple, this is a community focal point where offerings are made and God's oracle is consulted." [The TempleOS V2.17 welcome screen] greets the user with a riot of 16-color, scrolling, blinking text; depending on your frame of reference, it might recall DESQview, the Commodore 64, or a host of early DOS-based graphical user interfaces. In…
  • Revisiting Open Source Social Networking Alternatives

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    reifman writes Upstart social networking startup Ello burst on the scene in September with promises of a utopian, post-Facebook platform that respected user's privacy. I was surprised to see so many public figures and media entities jump on board — mainly because of what Ello isn't. It isn't an open source, decentralized social networking technology. It's just another privately held, VC-funded silo. Remember Diaspora? In 2010, it raised $200,641 on Kickstarter to take on Facebook with "an open source personal web server to share all your stuff online." Two years later, they essentially…
  • Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    An anonymous reader writes Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the world's fastest growing eSports, but the community has been rocked by scandal in the last week, with several top players being banned by Valve for using various hacking tools to improve their performance. With the huge Dreamhack Winter tournament taking place this weekend, the purge could not have come at a worse time for the game, and fans are now poring over the archives for other signs of foul play in top tier games — be sure to look out for these tell tale signs while playing.Read more of this story at…
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • Rediscovering High Resolution AV

    Bob O'Donnell
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    As both a musician and an analyst who started his career studying displays, I’ve always been intrigued and somewhat obsessed with high quality audio and video. When high resolution multichannel audio formats like DVD Audio and Super Audio CD (SACD) burst onto the scene around the year 2000, I was an eager early adopter. I still even have some DTS Music discs that the company released around the same time as well as a few DualDiscs from that format’s launch in 2004. I also had one of the earliest HDTVs—a Philips 34” widescreen CRT from around 1999—that featured native 480p…
  • Have Microsoft’s Surface Pro vs. MacBook Air TV ads worked?

    Tim Bajarin
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:01 am
    I have been watching the current crop of Microsoft’s TV ads that pit the Surface Pro against a MacBook Air with great interest. They also have one that shows the Lenovo Yoga vs. a MacBook Air although the majority of the ones I have seen in the last few weeks highlighted the Surface Pro. At the very least, these ads are clever. However, has it actually swayed any prospective MacBook buyers to switch to the Surface Pro?  It is probably too early to tell if there is many switchers but if you look at the channel numbers for MacBook’s in general and the MacBook Air specifically, it…
  • Apple’s Very Human Interface Guidelines

    Brian S Hall
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:15 am
    I am impressed with the speed of Apple’s foray into entirely new UIs. No, I am not talking about the re-jiggered version of iOS the company built for the Apple Watch. It merely reveals the way forward. Apple is clearly… This content is for Insider Monthly and Insider Yearly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • An Attitude Of Gratitude

    John Kirk
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:24 am
    Thursday, November 27th is Thanksgiving in the United States. So rather than do my normal weekly column, I thought I’d take a moment to talk about some of the things I am grateful for. There’s a tendency in technology — in all things, really — to be more than a little unappreciative for the all the wonderful things we have around us. This is not a new phenomenon. All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us? ~ John Cleese as Reg,…
  • Intel Analyst Day, Apple Watch SDK, Black Friday

    Bob O'Donnell
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Welcome to the weekly Tech.pinions podcast. This week, Bob O’Donnell, Tim Bajarin and Ben Bajarin discuss the Intel Financial Analyst Day, the Apple Watch SDK, and make predictions regarding Black Friday and Cyber Monday electronics sales. Click here to subscribe in iTunes. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator or want to add it to iTunes manually the feed to our podcast is:
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  • Samsung Chromebook 2 Review: Sleek but Pricey

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

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

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

    Kevin Purcell
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    HP Chromebooks with New Processors but No 1080p is a post by Kevin Purcell from HP makes two of the best Chromebooks available today. HP Chromebooks just got an update that... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Toshiba Chromebook 2 Update Brings New Design and 1080p

    Kevin Purcell
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    Toshiba Chromebook 2 Update Brings New Design and 1080p is a post by Kevin Purcell from Toshiba showed off a pair of new Chromebooks recently that come with an attractive new chiseled... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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  • Effects Of Clouds On A Solar Panel

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    Solar panels hold a wealth of benefits, both for individuals and for the world at large. Economically, solar panels promise to lower the cost of electrical power. Environmentally, solar panels can give us cleaner power, sustainable power that will not require further damage to the environment. Solar power can reach remote areas. It can carry education, or urgently needed medical information. The effects of clouds on a solar panel, though, might diminish those and other promising benefits. The effects of clouds on a solar panel might make it far less efficient in certain parts of the world and…
  • Considering Going Solar? Read This Valuable Solar Energy Advice First!

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    You may want to use solar energy at work or home, but you might not know very much about it. Do some research on the topic, and find reliable professionals who can help you with this project. Continue reading to learn more about solar energy. Be sure the solar energy system you choose can efficiently and reliably store the energy it produces. You have two options here. You can either sell the excess power to the electric company to offset the costs during cloudy days, or you can get a bank of batteries that will allow you to get off the grid completely. You can have solar power even in a…
  • Check Out These Great Solar Energy Tips!

    9 Nov 2014 | 3:06 am
    Lately, solar energy has become extremely popular for homeowners and businesses alike. What are the reasons that have kept you from getting on-board with solar energy? If you are interested in finding out what solar power can do for you, keep reading. In this article, we will share information about solar energy. When using solar energy for the first time, it’s probably a good idea to start out small. A small investment of just a few solar powered garden lights is a great way to get started. Many different stores carry these, such as Walmart and Lowe’s. They are very easy to…
  • Advice To Learn About Using Solar Energy

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    Your lack of knowledge on solar energy might be stopping you from installing a system. There are many things you need to know before you begin so that you’re able to get the full benefit of solar energy. Read the below article to expand your knowledge on the subject. Start small when you want to start using solar energy. A small investment of just a few solar powered garden lights is a great way to get started. You can find these at many retail establishments. Just insert them into the ground, and you’re good to go. Avoid technology which relies on the sun’s scheduling. More…
  • Learn Everything You Need To Know About Solar Energy

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    Saving the environment while reducing the amount you spend on energy are both important. As time passes, electricity costs will rise, meaning you should look into solar energy. This article will tell you more about solar power. When you maintain it, your solar power set-up will last. Inspect and clean your panels on a regular basis. Taking care of your solar energy system yourself can save you some money; however, it may be well worthwhile to set up a maintenance schedule with your installer. It is important when installing your panels to remember that the position of the sun in the sky…
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    Tech Talk


    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    At least week's Demo conference in Silicon Valley, Curb, which calls itself a "clean energy start-up", we found out about a product that connects to your home's circuit breaker box to monitor energy use of different devices. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A Russian website has been broadcasting live video from people's webcams, even spying on sleeping babies. They broke in easily, using default passwords that users neglected to change. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    At the Demo conference in Silicon Valley, a company called Healium showed off a way for doctors to use Google Glass during complex medical procedures. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A product launched at the Demo Conference in Silicon Valley consists of snug fitting garments with sensors that precisely measure your body to help you get the right size clothes when you shop on-line. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Facebook is reportedly working on a version of its service just for work. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
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  • Grabyo Secures $2M From Celeb Sports Stars For Rights-Friendly Social Video

    Mike Butcher
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:12 pm
     Video-focused startup Grabyo, which has a second-screen offering and partners with TV broadcasters to allow TV viewers to legally share real-time clips of its content, has landed $2m in funding from a clutch of globally recognised sports stars. UK Premier League Soccer stars Cesc Fabregas and Robin Van Persie, New York Red Bulls star Thierry Henry and current NBA champion Tony Parker are… Read More
  • Against Acceleration

    Malay Gandhi
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
     Startups should give up equity for only one of two reasons: work or cash. Read More
  • Pomplamoose Details The Cost Of Being An Indie Band

    John Biggs
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:42 am
     In a surprising display of transparency, Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn aka Pomplamoose detailed what it took to run a 28-city tour of the US. The bottom line? The band made $135,983 in income… and incurred $147,802 in expenses. Essentially, they lost a little over $11,000. But what does this mean for a modern Indie band? Conte writes that all is not lost. First, obviously, is the… Read More
  • Dropbox’s Mobile Apps Are Now Integrated With Microsoft Office

    Sarah Perez
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
     Earlier this month, Dropbox and Microsoft announced a partnership that would see Dropbox offer better support for Microsoft’s Office Suite, including the ability to edit Office docs from the Dropbox mobile app among other things. Today, those integrations have gone live for users of both the Android phone and iOS Dropbox applications. Explains Dropbox in a blog post announcing the… Read More
  • Two Rallies

    Alex Wilhelm
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
     Today Apple topped the $700 billion value market cap threshold during regular trading, a remarkable achievement. The company’s shares have since slipped some, but it’s impossible to deny the technology giant’s massive rally. Apple, a company that was once small enough to be dismissed whole-cloth is now not only the world’s most valuable technology company, it’s… Read More
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  • Details emerge about Jon Hamm's Christmas 'Black Mirror' episode

    Blathnaid Healy
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
    LONDON — Imagine if you could block a person in real life like you might do on Facebook or Twitter That's one of the themes being explored in the Christmas special of Black Mirror, starring Mad Men's Jon Hamm, Game of Thrones' Oona Chaplin and The Shadow Line's Rafe Spall. See also: Every important midseason TV date in one calendar The dystopian drama series, which is known for taking a questioning look at the interaction of life and technology, returns to Channel 4 for a 90-minute special, airing in the UK Dec. 16 and in the U.S. on DirecTV's The Audience Network Dec. 25. Image:…
  • Despite years of brain drain, millennials find opportunity in Michigan

    National Journal
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    Garlin Gilchrist is exactly the kind of talent that Detroit needed after the economic collapse crippled this once-powerful city. But after the skilled software developer graduated from the University of Michigan, he left the state. Who could blame him? The engineering student had a job offer with Microsoft in Seattle, offering him a healthy paycheck, an attractive lifestyle, and technical skills that would lead to future top jobs in Washington, with activist groups such as Michigan, beginning a slump that would last for the better part of a decade, couldn't offer him that.
  • Brown family attorney: 'This process is broken'

    Megan Specia
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    During a press briefing on Tuesday, Michael Brown's family vowed to continue their push for justice, citing a 'broken' grand jury process as the reason Officer Darren Wilson wasn't indicted in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brown. See also: Ferguson timeline: How we got here "We could foresee what the outcome was going to be, and that's exactly what occurred last night," said family Attorney Benjamin Crump. "A first year law student would have done a better job cross examining than the prosecutor's office did." The comments came in response to the grand jury decision that Wilson would not…
  • Surprise! Lyft says last week was its biggest yet

    Todd Wasserman
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:07 am
    Lyft seems to have gotten a lift from Ubergate. A rep for the company says last week was the biggest week yet for the company. The rep declined to go into specifics, but said "percentage-wise" it was the ride-share company's biggest boost yet. Lyft's big week comes after Uber grappled with a pr crisis after Emil Michael, the company's EVP floated the idea of probing journalists critical of the company. Though the comments may have been taken out of context, the story prompted hand-wringing discussions about Uber's ethics. A New York Times story over the weekend asked "To Delete or Not to…
  • These food trends will make 2015 a delicious year

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    As our palettes continue to evolve, so will the food industry. Whether we're talking streamlined grocery shopping or the craft food and beer, 2015 will see a shift in consumer necessity, distribution and industry growth. Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert, working with ConAgra Foods, predicts that the most noteworthy changes next year will stem from a hunger for more bold-flavored foods that are also healthy and unique. Two noteworthy trends that will pave the way are: 1) the rise of smoked foods and 2) daily snacking See also: The future of food, as told on Vine Did you think the bacon trend…
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  • The Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Proves 'The System' Still 'Works'

    Tim Cushing
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:38 am
    Many people may have hoped this would be one of those rare exceptions, but to anybody paying attention, the Ferguson grand jury's decision to give Officer Darren Wilson a pass on the shooting of Michael Brown was a foregone conclusion. The road to the inevitable was unusual, however. Grand juries aren't there to decide guilt. They're only there to determine whether probable cause exists to hand down an indictment. This happens thousands of times a year all over the country, and it's a true rarity when indictments are not handed down. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S.
  • Report On UK Terrorist Murder: MI5 Absolved, Facebook Guilty

    Glyn Moody
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    We've just written about new counter-terrorism measures announced by the UK Home Secretary. In her speech, she concluded with this clear statement of future intentions if the Conservatives win a majority in the UK's General Election next year: I must emphasise that these [new surveillance] powers are limited and they do not mandate the retention of and access to data that would in all cases identify a suspect who has, for example, been accessing servers hosting illegal content. The progress in this Bill is welcome -- but we will still need to return to the Communications Data Bill in the next…
  • White House Admits That It Still Supports Parts Of SOPA: Wants To Make Streaming A Felony

    Mike Masnick
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Last week, we wrote that Senator (and still for the next few weeks, Majority Leader) Harry Reid was looking for ways to push for a piece of SOPA, making streaming a felony, into law. The story we'd heard from multiple sources was that he was looking to attach it to the USA Freedom Act. His office came out and denied that claim vehemently. Still, multiple sources insisted not only that it was true, but that Reid was still looking for other vehicles to push that through. And... just days later, the White House responded to some (somewhat pointless) White House "We The People" petitions by...
  • CenturyLink: We Lobby For Protectionist State Laws Because You Didn't Want Faster Fiber Anyway

    Karl Bode
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    As we've noted, the very first place to start if we're seriously interested in fixing U.S. broadband competition problems is the protectionist laws ISPs paid to have passed in nearly two-dozen states. These laws hinder or outright ban towns and cities across the country from not only building their own broadband networks in areas ISPs refuse to serve, but they also in many cases prohibit towns and cities from cooperating with smaller private companies. These laws were passed like wild fire over a fifteen-year span, but have seen renewed attention lately as Google Fiber fuels a lust for more…
  • IRS Finally Examines Backup Tapes, Recovers 30,000 'Missing' Lois Lerner Emails

    Tim Cushing
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    Whether or not the IRS is subjecting certain politically-affiliated groups to an unfair amount of attention remains to be seen. What is indisputable is that the agency's document retention policies are an unenforced joke. As citizens, we're required to hold onto pertinent financial records for 2-7 years just in case the IRS wants to look through them. The IRS, however, seemingly only retains records for as long as it can keep itself from inadvertently destroying them. Emails from IRS official Lois Lerner have been sought for several months. At first, the IRS said it had them. Then it said it…
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    The Register

  • Dawn raids on Orange over TROMBONING allegations were fine, rules EU court

    Jennifer Baker
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    EC did nothing wrong when it bashed firm's doors in The European Commission was perfectly entitled to conduct dawn raids against Orange, according to the EU General Court.…
  • KCOM Group results hit by Phones4You woes

    Paul Kunert
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    But flaky PSN demand and slowing carrier biz didn't help Brit telco and tech services playa KCOM Group has kickstarted a cost cutting programme to counter a wobbly top and bottom line, not helped by the collapse of Phone4You and slower than expected PSN demand.…
  • Mysterious BEAM outside London Googleplex ZAPPED

    Jasper Hamill
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Engineers dig up road outside Google's London HQ Workmen are digging up the spot outside Google's London headquarters where a mysterious "beam" once made pedestrians' hair stand on end.…
  • SanDisk vows: We'll have a 16TB SSD WHOPPER by 2016

    Chris Mellor
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    Flash WORM has a serious use for archived photos and videos Intel is well behind the curve with its 10TB flash drive, slated for 2016, claims a SanDisk enterprise storage bigwig, adding that the flash memory storage provider will have a 16TB drive by then.…
  • Soz Europe: IBM to delay System X Lenovo switchover for a month

    Paul Kunert
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    Big Blue moves to avoid potential calamity IBM says it has delayed the European switchover of the outgoing x86 business to Lenovo by one month in a bid to side-step sales disruption in its busiest quarter of the year.…
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    Digital Trends

  • Breaking Bad and Game Of Thrones director will bring Wonder Woman to the big screen

    Rick Marshall
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    Emmy-winning Breaking Bad and Game Of Thrones director Michelle MacLaren has agreed to direct Warner Bros.' upcoming Wonder Woman solo movie. The post Breaking Bad and Game Of Thrones director will bring Wonder Woman to the big screen appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Ubisoft wants you to ignore early reviews for The Crew

    Will Fulton
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
    The Crew, Ubisoft's upcoming open-world driving game, is a social experience, and as such the developer wants you to put less stock in early reviews tested less populated servers. The post Ubisoft wants you to ignore early reviews for The Crew appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Netflix CEO says broadcast TV will be dead In 16 Years

    Keith Nelson Jr.
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings claims Nielsen's rating system is "irrelevant" and broadcast television will be extinct in less than 20 years. The post Netflix CEO says broadcast TV will be dead In 16 Years appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Sony to slash smartphone and TV production in wake of huge losses

    Malarie Gokey
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    Sony will produce less smartphones and TVs in light of predicted multi-billion dollar losses from those divisions. The company announced a new plan to investors, which places more emphasis on gaming and image sensors. The post Sony to slash smartphone and TV production in wake of huge losses appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • How many dinosaurs did you count in this first Jurassic World trailer?

    Adam Rosenberg
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Here's your very first look at director Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World, with a new trailer heralding the June 2015 release of Hollywood's latest dinosaur adventure. The post How many dinosaurs did you count in this first Jurassic World trailer? appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Surfer’s Point Half Marathon 2014 Race Report

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

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

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

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

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

    Melanie Pinola
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    If you're flying over the holidays, you might be concerned about catching something from your fellow passengers. Planes do tend to have plenty of germ hot spots, but you can protect yourself with some basic health tactics.Read more...
  • The Tax Benefits of College 529 Savings Plans, Compared by State

    Melanie Pinola
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Saving for college in a 529 plan offers state tax benefits and other perks—but they vary widely by state. When deciding on a 529 plan, you should consider the potential tax benefits as well as the investment options and fees for any given plan.Read more...
  • What Apps Do You Have Notifications Enabled For?

    Thorin Klosowski
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Notifications are a bit evil and they tend to distract us while also killing the battery on our mobile devices. So, we want to hear it, what apps are worth having push notifications enabled for?Read more...
  • What Should I Do When My Flight Gets Cancelled?

    Whitson Gordon
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Dear Lifehacker, I'll be traveling a lot for the holidays, but I've had some pretty bad experiences in the past with flights getting delayed or cancelled. I've followed your guide to stress-free travel , but what can I do when the unexpected happens and my flight gets cancelled? Read more...
  • Today's Early Black Friday Deals Include Smart Watches, GoPros, & More

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    While new GoPro models have been released, the Hero3+ Silver has stuck around to fill the $300 price bracket of the lineup. Today, not only is Best Buy taking $50 off, they're also throwing in a 16GB memory card and an LCD BacPac for free.Read more...
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  • Why Body Cameras Aren't a Cure-All for Police Violence

    Mario Aguilar
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    Last night, Michael Brown's family renewed the call for all police officers to wear body cameras that record their interactions with people. This is smart, but like every other tool we give the police, cameras will only work the way they're intended to if the cops don't abuse them.Read more...
  • No One Needs a One-Button Hashtag Key But I Want It Anyway

    Alissa Walker
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    Are you sick and tired of hitting two keys before each and every hashtag? Have you lost hours at work hunting down the # on your keyboard? Has your pinky been injured from awkward shifting positions? No? Me neither. But isn't this little hashtag keyboard cuuuuuuuute?Read more...
  • 5 Time Traveling Timelapses

    Mark Wilson
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    We don't yet have time travel, but we can travel through time quickly through the power of timelapse photography. Here are your submissions to this week's timelapse Shooting Challenge .Read more...
  • Google's Android Billboard in Times Square Is Freaking Gigantic

    Darren Orf
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:49 am
    It was weird night in Times Square last night. I had just spilled out of a music show trying to catch any semi-convenient subway train back to Brooklyn. Hours earlier, a grand jury had failed to indict Darren Wilson on murder charges against Michael Brown and crowds gathered in protest, all bathed in the white light of this massive fucking Google screen.Read more...
  • ​From Sky To Table In 12 Hours

    Wes Siler on IndefinitelyWild, shared by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan to Gizmodo
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    Saturday night, I had dove breasts and braised pheasant for dinner. That's because that morning, I'd shot them, brought them home, cleaned them on my back porch, then sat and watched as my girlfriend made them for dinner. Read more...
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  • Vine now lets you know when your favorite users post clips

    Jon Fingas
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    If you're a Vine aficionado, you probably have a short list of people whose six-second videos you want to see right away -- you may want to marvel at a Zach King illusion or scratch your head at one of Will Sasso's lemon clips, for instance. Well, yo...
  • Dropbox's Carousel will offer to delete local photos you've backed up

    Jon Fingas
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The photo backup features in mobile apps like Dropbox's Carousel and Google+ are there partly to take the load off of your phone -- you don't have to keep every shot close at hand. Wouldn't it be nice if the software got rid of local images when they...
  • Comcast wants customers to track and rate its technicians

    Edgar Alvarez
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    When it comes to offering great customer service, Comcast's reputation on the matter is far from being healthy. Every now and then, the company gets put on the map for making its subscribers go through rather tedious experiences -- to get an idea, ju...
  • Amazon now connects you with local contractors

    Daniel Cooper
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    Looks as if the list of things that Amazon doesn't sell just got that little bit shorter after the company started connecting people with local contractors. Customers in a handful of trial cities, including NYC and Seattle, can now use an Angie's Lis...
  • Twitter Offers delivers discounts you can nab from tweets

    Billy Steele
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:26 am
    Twitter has been dabbling in timeline-based purchases already, and its latest effort will boost commerce-driven tweeting. Twitter Offers serves up discounts from participating retailers that you'll be able to grab right from the tweet -- so long as y...
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    Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time.
  • Kurt Cobain documentary with unreleased music coming to HBO

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    A Kurt Cobain documentary is coming to HBO next year with never-before-heard music recorded by the late Nirvana frontman. The "first fully-authorized" documentary about Cobain, titled Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, comes from director Brett Morgen. But unlike other films dealing with the rock star, Morgen's documentary will contain recordings and home movies of Cobain that even Nirvana's most dedicated fans haven't heard or seen.
  • Best Buy has a huge Nexus 9 deal for you… but there’s a catch

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    On top of the many Black Friday 2014 discounts on a variety of electronic devices that Best Buy has already prepared for you, the retailer has a special promotion that targets a special kind of customer: the Android tablet fan. Buyers looking to purchase Google’s recently released Nexus 9 for a significantly discounted price will be happy to hear that Best Buy is ready to offer them a discount of at least $100 on the high-end Nexus tablet… but there’s a catch. FROM EARLIER: Uh-oh: It looks like the Nexus 9 might have a ‘Bendgate’-like flaw of its own In order to take advantage of…
  • Spotify is a freight train Taylor Swift can't stop

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    Taylor Swift renewed the ongoing debate about whether Spotify, and streaming music services in general, are a good or bad thing for the artists whose music they carry. Swift's label pulled her catalog shortly after the release of her new album, and accused Spotify of paying a pittance for her spins. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek fired back in his own blog post, saying Spotify has paid out $2 billion in royalties to artists so far and that this number was poised to grow rapidly.
  • Amazon now connects you with local contractors

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • This Victoria’s Secret Sports Bra Can Hook Up With A Heart Rate Monitor

    Natasha Lomas
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
     It was only a matter of time… fancy lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret is now selling a sports bra for around $75 with built in electrodes that hook up to a heart rate monitor. Sign of our wearable tech times. Read More
  • Chromecast Adds Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go, Nickelodeon, TuneIn And More

    Darrell Etherington
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
     Google continues to build out its lineup of content partners for the Chromecast streaming media device. This time, partners include Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go, Nickelodeon, and TuneIn, providing a good mix of comedy, kids and radio/podcast content for direct broadcast to your TV or display. Other new channels include EPIX, YuppTV and Encore, which add additional TV and movie content… Read More
  • Fuffr Wants To Add Off-Screen Multitouch To Your iPhone For Social Gaming

    Natasha Lomas
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
     Fuffr knows smartphone users like multitouch, so it wants to add more areas of multitouch around your multitouch phone so you can do more multitouching. Why is it trying to do this? It reckons extra space for gestures will come in handy if you want to huddle around a single device to play multiplayer games. Read More
  • Muzik Starts Selling Headphones With One-Touch Social Sharing, Raises $10M In Funding

    Darrell Etherington
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
     Audio accessory startup Muzik is launching its product after two years of design and gearing up production, making the Muzik smart over-ear headphones available to consumers today for $299 and a ship date ahead of the holidays. The headphone maker has also raised an additional $10 million to help bring its product to market. The smart part of the Muzik headphones revolves around four hot… Read More
  • Comcast, Stop Scamming Me So I Can Stop Scamming You

    Matt Burns
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
     Have you ever heard anyone excited to get Comcast service? Of course not. That’s like being excited for a hernia operation. Here’s my hernia operation: every year or so I have to do a dance with Comcast. You know, feigning the intention to quit their service. The so-called trial period on my TV and Internet package ended, causing my bill to nearly double from $90 a month to $160… Read More
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  • Twitter Now Lets You Avail Discounts From Tweets

    Adnan Farooqui
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
    Twitter today introduced a new product which will allow users to available discounts through tweets with card-linked promotions. Called Twitter Offers, the claimed discount can then be redeemed at that particular retailer’s online or brick-and-mortar store. Its an easy way to eliminate coupons while giving users the freedom to shop both online and at a physical location.So what do you have to do in order to avail a discount? If you see a Twitter Offer in your timeline, you need to tap on it to be able to add your debit or credit card in a few easy steps. Once that’s done the…
  • Hackers Who Broke Into Sony Pictures Want ‘Equality’

    Adnan Farooqui
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    Just yesterday we reported that computer systems at Sony Pictures were hacked and employees were treated to an image which you can see above. The group that did this goes by GOP of “Guardians of Peace,” and they threatened to leak sensitive information stolen from Sony Pictures’ systems if their demands were not met. Comments from a member of that group imply that there was some internal involvement from within the division as well, because one of the reasons why this was done was to demand “equality.”In an email to The Verge, a hacker who only identified as…
  • Google Risks Losing Spot As Default Search Engine On Safari

    Adnan Farooqui
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    A deal signed back in 2007 made Google the default search engine on iOS devices, and the latest extension of that deal is going to expire next year. This means that there’s a chance Google might end up losing this coveted spot in the Safari browser on iPhones and iPads, and the company’s rivals aren’t making things easy. A report published today claims both Microsoft and Yahoo have reached out to Apple SVP Eddy Cue to argue that now its time to change search engines.Microsoft and Yahoo obviously want to push their own search engines, which as it stands, have less market…
  • Huawei Honor 6X To Be Unveiled This December 16th

    Edwin Kee
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    The Huawei Honor 6 was announced earlier in the middle of the year, and it seems that the Honor range is about to get a little bit larger, thanks to the possibility of a Huawei Honor 6X – which we have seen caught in the wild earlier this month. The Huawei Honor 6X is a 5.5″ smartphone that does seem to carry a couple of camera sensors in the rear, and it runs on a 1.8GHz SoC, which will be accompanied by 3GB RAM, a 1080p 5.5” display, a choice of either 16GB or 32GB of internal memory that can be further augmented via a microSD memory card slot, and Android 4.4.4 KitKat as the…
  • Samsung SM-G360P Hits The FCC

    Edwin Kee
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:26 am
    Samsung must have a secret lab somewhere out there that has tasked their workers with coming up with a bunch of smartphone designs every single day. Otherwise, how else can you explain the slew of smartphones from the South Korean consumer electronics giant that roll out in an all too frequent manner? Another Samsung smartphone should hit U.S. shores soon, where the Samsung SM-G360P has already been given the nod of approval by the FCC. This is a rite of passage that consumer electronics devices need to go through before they hit the market, and the Samsung SM-G360P is no exception.The…
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  • Security bug affects majority of WordPress sites

    Seth Fitzgerald
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    An IT company in Finland has come across a major security bug in WordPress 3 websites that could let hackers post comments on posts with malicious code. The bug is technically able to affect 86 percent of sites running WordPress, meaning that a large number of sites must change their security settings to avoid attacks.Continue reading Security bug affects majority of WordPress sites Related posts: Security Researcher Highlights Google One-Click Authentication Vulnerability In Android Microsoft offers three new important security bulletins for Windows WordPress for iOS updated to version 3.0,…
  • It’s happening: Android 5.0 Lollipop en route to Korean LG G3 this week

    Adrian Diaconescu
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Google sure messed up the Nexus family’s Android 5.0 rollout, with successive delays and buggy early builds, but somehow, LG seems to be handling the Lollipop optimization and stabilization process better. Although their G3’s pre-installed software looks nothing like stock Android, skinning the newest OS version proved a breeze for the Korean hardware manufacturer. Ironically, people used to complain about LG’s… Continue reading It’s happening: Android 5.0 Lollipop en route to Korean LG G3 this week Related posts: Nvidia bringing Lollipop to Shield Tablet next week, alongside…
  • Microsoft slashes $30 off HP Stream 13′s price, throws in free $25 gift card

    Adrian Diaconescu
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    Microsoft has only recently started taking Google-endorsed Chromebooks seriously, but the number of highly competitive low-cost Windows contenders is already remarkable. HP is leading the charge on Chrome OS laptops, and the company’s Stream line is expected to become even more attractive after Black Friday discounts. One such early deal sees the 13.3-inch… Continue reading Microsoft slashes $30 off HP Stream 13′s price, throws in free $25 gift card Related posts: Chromebook danger overload: HP discounts already affordable Stream 14 HP Stream 7 available from Microsoft, Stream 8 up…
  • LG F60 debuts on Verizon prepaid as LTE-capable Transpyre at $100 off-contract

    Adrian Diaconescu
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    LG is sure weird, at least when it comes to naming its low-cost Android soldiers. The on-the-rise Korean mobile manufacturer unveiled the F60 for “international” markets nearly two months back, then offered it to MetroPCS clients in the US as the Optimus F60, and now sells it to Verizon customers under the awkward moniker… Continue reading LG F60 debuts on Verizon prepaid as LTE-capable Transpyre at $100 off-contract Related posts: Verizon’s unlimited prepaid plan comes to all markets this Thursday LG Optimus F6 Available via MetroPCS: 4.5-Inch Screen, 4G LTE and Massive Battery…
  • Nexus 6 gets an iFixit teardown treatment

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    Google Nexus 6 is officially here and this means it’s time for the folks at iFixit to get their hands on the device and tear its components apart. Starting with the back cover, there are no screws involved to open the back cover of the device so the folks at iFixit ended up with picks to pry open the back cover of the device which comes with little… Continue reading Nexus 6 gets an iFixit teardown treatment Related posts: Google Nexus 5 Gets Taken Apart Want a transparent back cover for your iPhone 4S? iFixIt has what you are looking for. Verizon iPhone gets town down by iFixIt, internals…
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  • 'Elegant' Regin Malware Linked to Brits, NSA

    John P. Mello Jr.
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    A sophisticated malware program called "Regin" has been used in systematic spying campaigns against a range of international targets since at least 2008, Symantec reported. Regin is a backdoor-type Trojan with a structure that displays a degree of technical competence rarely seen in malware, according to Symantec. "Its elegance is comparable to Stuxnet and [it is] much more elegant than Flame," said Scott Borg, CEO of the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit. "It's a beautiful piece of architecture."
  • Wristband Heads Off Password Headaches

    John P. Mello Jr.
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    Has software glut got you down? Do you reuse passwords because creating unique ones for all your online accounts would cause a memory overload? If your answer to those questions is yes, you may be interested in a bit of jewelry called the "Everykey," by a startup with the same name. Everykey is a wristband that, combined with software and the cloud, removes the need to remember the countless log-in credentials we use every day. What's more, it will work with electronic locks, too -- like car doors.
  • Thoughts of Thanksgiving for All That Is FOSS

    Katherine Noyes
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Well Thanksgiving week is upon us here in the land of stars and stripes, and in anticipation of all the social events soon to besiege us, more than a few Linux bloggers have been practicing keeping their favorite barstools warm down at the blogosphere's Punchy Penguin Saloon. How chilly would those stools get if we were all flitting here and there from this party to that? It would be truly unkind. Much better to stay put and keep to ourselves in a comfortable place where inane small talk is frowned upon.
  • Lollipop's Encryption Takes a Hefty Toll

    Katherine Noyes
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:54 pm
    The new full-disk encryption feature that's enabled by default in Android 5.0 Lollipop comes at a hefty price in terms of performance, according to a recent benchmark report. In fact, when full-disk encryption is enabled, random read performance drops by 62.9 percent, while random write performance falls by 50.5 percent, AnandTech reported late last week. Sequential read performance, meanwhile, drops by a whopping 80.7 percent. The bottom line is "serious negative implications for device performance in any situation where applications are reading or writing to disk," the report concludes.
  • EFF Spearheads Safer Web Initiative

    Richard Adhikari
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced a nonprofit organization that will aim to secure the entire Web. Let's Encrypt, starting in summer 2015, will offer free server certificates to help websites transition from HTTP to the more secure HTTPS protocol. EFF is partnering with Akamai, Mozilla, Cisco, iDenTrust and University of Michigan researchers. HTTPS has been around for years, but "certificate management and TLS in general tends to be a bit of a black art," said Stephen Ludin, chief architect at Akamai.
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  • Watch how vinyl records are made

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    Despite their retro roots, records sales are growing. CNNMoney's Cristina Alesci heads to Brooklyn to visit one of sixteen record pressing plants in the United States.
  • Watch how vinyl records are made

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    Despite their retro roots, records sales are growing. CNNMoney's Cristina Alesci heads to Brooklyn to visit one of sixteen record pressing plants in the United States.
  • Industry insiders pick the hottest apps in tech right now

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:38 am
    At GigaOm's Roadmap 2014 conference in San Francisco, leading figures chose their favorite apps - ones which perfectly connect the user with the media they're accessing.
  • After hopping on a comet, ESA looks at Mercury

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    After landing a probe on an icy comet and possibly shedding new light on the origins of life on Earth, the European Space Agency (ESA) is now looking at scorching-hot Mercury for its next mission.
  • Shrimp may hold clues to alien life

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:38 am
    Shrimp may hold clues to the kinds of life that can thrive in extreme environments on other planets, NASA says.
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  • Get the Redmi 1S bundled with Mi 5200 mAh power bank for Php 5,799

    24 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    On November 27, Thursday at 12 noon, Mi Philippines and […] You might also like: Giveaway: Mi 10400 mAh Power Bank, Mi 5200 mAh Power Bank and Mi Piston Headphone Mi 5200 mAh and 10400 mAh Power Banks Coming to the Philippines Mi Power Banks Priced at Php 645 and Php 445
  • Cherry Mobile Flare Lite now available for Php 2,699

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    Cherry Mobile has just announced its newest addition to […] You might also like: Cherry Mobile launches Flare 3 Phablet ng Bayan Cherry Mobile Flare 2X, the Flare with 1GB RAM for P4,499 Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0, 4-inch dual-SIM quad-core phone for P3,999
  • Starmobile Unveils Knight X and UP Snap

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Two of the latest smartphones from  local brand Starmob […] You might also like: Starmobile Knight gets a retail price of Php11,290 Starmobile Knight, 4.7-inch phone with 18MP+8MP cameras Starmobile UP Quad Core Android KitKat Smartphone
  • Register for your iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 from Smart

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you’re interested in getting the iPad Air 2 and iPad […] You might also like: Just Released: iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 SMART Reveals iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display Plans Smart iPad mini and iPad 4 with LTE now available
  • iPhone 6 Plus Review

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:13 pm
    One of the most awaited devices of the year, at least f […] You might also like: Apple iPhone 6 will be available in two models with bigger screen size than iPhone 5S 6 Things we want to see on the iPhone 6 iPhone 5S, is it enough to make you upgrade?
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  • 13 brilliant Secret Santa gifts for under £5 (yes, we found some)

    Lauren Bravo
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    When it comes to Christmas, there is only one hunt more stressful and fraught with error than finding the perfect party outfit, and that is finding the perfect Secret Santa present. Factor in a colleague you actually like, a price limit that hasn’t been adjusted for inflation and a rule against giving people ‘a voucher for hugs’, and there’s every chance you could end up hiding in the loos to avoid The Great Unwrapping. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Here are 13 passably decent Secret Santa presents for under a fiver. You can send your thank-you letters…
  • O2’s Gift Hacker lets you crowdfund your Christmas presents

    Tom Pritchard
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    We all face that obvious Christmas dilemma when we’re telling our relatives what we want. Do we ask for a bunch of stuff we don’t really need that’s cheap, or do you risk being cheeky and ask for something more expensive that we would really love? It’s a serious issue, and O2 appears to have a solution to that problem in the form of Gift Hacker. Provided you really like headphones and speakers that is. Gift Hacker is fairly simple, you select one of the gifts from O2’s not-so-extensive list, fill in your details, and you’re given a link to share with your…
  • Nine years later and BT wants to buy back O2

    Tom Pritchard
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    Some of you might have memories of a little thing called BT Cellnet that existed back in the day, a mobile network that seems to have fizzled out of existence. It didn’t, because BT sold the network to Telefonica in 2005 and it ended up being rebranded as a little thing called O2. Nine years later BT has confirmed it’s in talks to bring the network back into the fold. Apparently the deal will involve BT handing over €14 billion (£11 billion) and a 20% stake of itself over to Telefonica, a deal that isn’t too shabby when you realise Telefonica originally paid £18…
  • The iPhone 6 can play 4K video, and we’re only just finding out

    Tom Pritchard
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:28 am
    Usually tech, like many other things, has little secrets tucked away that the manufacturer leaves for us to find for ourselves. Usually these are little jokes or subtle references known as Easter Eggs. Can someone please tell Apple that full blown features do not really qualify as such. As it turns out the iPhone 6 (and the 6 Plus) is perfectly capable of playing 4K video without any major problems. Apple just never told us about it, and you can’t load them onto your device using iTunes which complicates things. According to, the developers of the video upload app WALTR…
  • Apple might be heading into the world of virtual reality

    Tom Pritchard
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    Everyone seems to have their own virtual reality ambitions these days, and from the sounds of things Apple might be looking to join the likes of Oculus, Samsung, Sony, and Google by developing virtual reality apps of its own. A recent Apple job listing indicates that the company is looking for an app developer with experience creating for iOS, OS X, as well as ‘VR/AR development’. It doesn’t go into much more detail, but it doesn’t take a genius to see what Apple’s plans might be. While the iPhone and iPad haven’t really been left out of things when it…
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  • WATCH: Drone footage of Chernobyl

    James O'Malley
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl from Danny Cooke on Vimeo. Check out the above video, shot with a DJI Phantom 2 of the abandoned city of Pripyat in Ukraine. It was abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and is covered in radiation: Those visiting can only visit for a short amount of time before risking exposure. It was shot by CBS News journalist Danny Cooke, who explains: “Chernobyl is one of the most interesting and dangerous places I’ve been. The nuclear disaster, which happened in 1986 (the year after I was born), had and effect on so many people, including my family…
  • Kickstarter bans “Blood Sport” gaming device

    James O'Malley
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    It sounds very clever, but is also very wrong: “Blood Sport” was a Kickstarter looking to raise money for a device that would take your actual blood whenever you get shot playing online games. For real. Creators Taran Chadha and Jamie Umpherson were looking to raise $250,000 to create the device, and then put it to work at a gaming tournament in Toronto, timed to coincide with the release of Battlefield: Hardline. It was never intended to be a commercial project, but seems to be more of an art project. The way it works is by joining up the rumble pack of a games controller with a…
  • Is Sony planning to kill off its Xperia phones?

    James O'Malley
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:37 am
    Intriguing corporate shuffling from Sony: there are suggestions that the company may stop making phones and concentrate on the PS4 instead. According to Reuters, Hiroki Totoki who is head of the mobile division said that “We’re not aiming for size or market share but better profits” – in other words, the company can’t afford to keep losing money on phones that not many people are buying. Despite the Xperia range being some of the most of heavily promoted phones available, Sony’s market share is still relatively small compared to the likes of Samsung. The…
  • HTC Desire EYE hits Carphone Warehouse

    James O'Malley
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:55 am
    Carphone Warehouse has announced that the HTC Desire Eye, a phone designed for selfies, is now available in its stores. The phone is unique in sporting 13 megapixel cameras on both the front and rear of the device – meaning that when you shoot selfies, they will be just as good as when you take normal photos. There’s also a flash on both cameras – and the selfie-side has a slightly wider angle lens to help you fit everyone in for an Oscars-style shot. The phone is available now for £399.95 SIM Free, or from £33/month on a contract.
  • 40% of manufactured Galaxy S5 units are still unsold, apparently.

    James O'Malley
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Ewan Spence over at Forbes has some astonishing numbers on his piece over there – apparently the Galaxy S5 has been bad news for Samsung – selling four million units less than the S4, with 40% of the devices produced sitting in a warehouse unsold. Whoops. The numbers aren’t completely disastrous: The S5 has still sold 12 million units (still a long way off of the iPhone, but hey, not bad). It is bad news for Samsung’s bottom line though, with profits down. Apparently the poor sales are down to China – with the likes of Xiaomi stealing market share. Presumably…
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  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Orbotix Sphero 2.0

    Andru Edwards
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    Now brighter, faster, and smarter than ever—choose from over 25 apps and launch a whole new world of mobile gameplay. Sphero, our next 2014 Holiday Gift Guide entry, turns your surroundings into a video game with augmented reality and an endless array of ways to play. Powered by induction charging and an internal smart robot, Sphero glows in millions of colors and is pet-proof, waterproof, and ready for any adventure. This is one of the gifts that can be seen as the height of coolness. You can pick up the Orbotix Sphero 2.0 now from Amazon for $99.99. Tags: 2013 holiday…
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Nintendo 2DS

    Andru Edwards
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Nintendo's newest, more subdued handheld is next in the Gear Live’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. The Nintendo 2DS is basically a Nintendo 3DS in a candybar form factor (no hinge so it doesn't close) that plays all 3DS games in 2D. At launch it will be available in red and blue hues, and is outfitted with the regular (not 3DS XL) sized dual screens, cameras, mono speaker, headphone port, and a 4 GB SD card. In other words, it's just like a Nintendo 3DS, except there is no 3D, and it doesn't close, and you get it all for $129 - $50 cheaper than the 3DS console. You can pick up…
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: SOL REPUBLIC Tracks headphones

    Andru Edwards
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    SOL REPUBLIC Tracks are the first interchangeable on-ear headphones featuring V8 Sound Engine speakers, switchable cables, and "Sound Track" headbands. SOL REPUBLIC engineers developed a proprietary new polymer called FlexTech, which makes them virtually indestructible, and we're recommending them in our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. the company actually stands behind that claim, as you get a 1,000 day warranty on each SOL REPUBLIC headband. they just won't break. For total comfort, the team designed the Tracks ear cushions to be large and lightweight. Tracks offer the optimal balance…
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

    Andru Edwards
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:22 pm
    The next item in Gear Live’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide is the Kindle Paperwhite. Why? well, as great as e-ink readers have been (and they've been pretty stellar,) since the original Amazon Kindle was released, their one tragic flaw has been that they become pretty useless in the dark. You either simply can't read them, or have to use a small light attachment accessory. Enter the Kindle Paperwhite. Amazon has designed what we consider to be the best e-ink reader to hit the market. It's flagship feature is the front-lit display, which works great when you're in the dark and…
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Swingline Red Cross Cut Shredder

    Andru Edwards
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:06 am
    The Swingline Cross Cut Shredder is one of our favorite office tools, so we're recommending it in our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. Quietly and quickly chews through credit cards, paper clips, staples, and documents, creating a cross-cut confetti that helps protect personal information. Stack up to 60 sheets for automatic shredding. Made to match the infamous red Swingline stapler from Office Space. You can pick up the Swingline Cross Cut Shredder now from Amazon starting at $118 for the 60-sheet model. Continue reading 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Swingline Red Cross Cut Shredder Tags: 2013…
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  • MHL releases Alternate Mode for new USB TYPE-C Connector

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

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

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

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

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:57 am
    Today, Microsoft announced the private preview of Microsoft Interflow, a security and threat information exchange platform for analysts and researchers working in cybersecurity. Interflow uses industry specifications to create an automated, machine-readable feed of threat and security information that can be shared across industries and groups in near real-time. The goal of the platform is to help security professionals respond more quickly to threats. It will also help reduce cost of defense by automating processes that are currently performed manually. Benefits of Microsoft Interflow…
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  • Redmi Note launches in India for ₹8,999; also available as a 4G variant

    Abhishek Baxi
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:42 am
    In a media event today, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note and the Redmi Note 4G (in partnership with Airtel) in India. The 5.5-inch smartphone comes in a 4G version (in partnership with Airtel) and a dual SIM 3G variant. Both the 3G and 4G versions of Redmi Note be sold through Mi India’s e-commerce partner, Flipkart, at In an aberration from the earlier sales, the Redmi Note 4G is being launched in partnership with Airtel and will also retail at select Airtel stores in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Chennai. “The support from Indian fans has been our…
  • Alactel OneTouch Launches The Flash Selfie Phone For INR 9,999

    Omkar Dutta
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    Alactel OneTouch recently launched the new Android powered Flash smartphone in India. This handset packs a 5 megapixel front-facing camera and it is touted to be the world’s best selfie smartphone. It also comes with a 5.5 inch HD IPS display, 1.4 GHz octa-core processor, 13 megapixel rear camera and much more. Apart from that, it features the Hotknot technology which allows rapid transfer of all your multimedia information. The Alcatel OneTouch Flash runs on the Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System. There is no word whether the phone will be upgraded to the latest Android 5.0…
  • Amkette Metal 2 Bluetooth Speaker Launched In India For INR 2,995

    Omkar Dutta
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    Amkette recently launched the Metal 2 bluetooth speaker in the Indian market. The Amkette Metal 2 is the successor of the company’s previously launched Amkette Metal bluetooth speaker. The stylish Metal 2 allows you to listen to your favorite music on the go for up to 8 hours. You can even connect it with your Bluetooth enabled phone and use it as a hands-free to take conference calls. It has a range of upto 10 meters. The Amkette Metal 2 has Play, Pause and Call buttons which helps you to control the music and calls with just one click. If you don’t want to connect your…
  • Panasonic Launches The Eluga S Selfie Smartphone In India For INR 11,190

    Omkar Dutta
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:48 am
    Panasonic recently launched the Eluga S smartphone under its popular Eluga series in India. The Panasonic Eluga S is a mid-range smartphone which packs a 5 inch HD IPS display along with a 1.4 GHz True Octa-Core processor. The 5 megapixel front-facing selfie camera allows you to click amazing selfies and groupfies, while the 8 megapixel rear camera lets you record videos in Full HD (1080p). This handset runs on the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) Operating System. The Fit Home user interface comes with some unique features like POP- i Player, Music Café and Kwik Lock, where the user can double tap…
  • Microsoft Introduces Work & Play Bundle: Office 365, Xbox Music Pass, Xbox LIVE Gold, Skype Unlimited World for $199

    Romit Mehta
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    Microsoft has introduced a unique blend of “dual use” products in a single subscription, called Work & Play Bundle. This is a subscription to four of its popular subscriptions services, combined into a single bundle. The products included are: Office 365 Home (which includes 1TB of OneDrive space today, which is soon going to become unlimited storage, for 5 users) Skype Unlimited World and Skype WiFi Xbox LIVE Gold Xbox Music Pass As you can see, this is not a “consumer” bundle, nor is it a “business” bundle. In keeping with Microsoft CEO Satya…
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  • Audi shows a new concept car with a flexible OLED display

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Audi unveiled a new concept two-door car, the Prologue, which marks a new design language for Audi, which will adopted in the German automaker next-generation cars. The Prologue uses a full-width OLED (made from three panels) dashboard instrument display, and another bendable OLED mounted at the case of the centre console:Audi says that the bendable OLED is one of only 10 in existence. Audi did not disclose the display maker, but it can be either Samsung Display or LG Display. In July 2014 LGD announced that it signed supply contracts with several German car makers to supply OLED displays -…
  • MRAM-based magnetic sensors to help flexible OLED image quality

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:07 am
    MRAM developer Crocus Technology developed a new MRAM-based magnetic sensor that can be used to detect the shape and bendability of flexible displays. The idea is that you place a sensor every 5 cm or so (depending on the display size and bending radius) and this allows you to determine whether the display is bent and in which way.A flexible sensor such as this can be used to correct the image that gets deformed when bent. It can also be used potentially for UI purposes - similar to Nokia's Kinetic prototype phone shown in 2011.Read more about MRAM-based magnetic sensors to help flexible OLED…
  • Merck Korea: Quantum Dots, unlike OLEDs, is no game changer

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:47 am
    Quantum Dots enhanced LCDs are starting to enter the market, with reports saying that both LG and Samsung will release such TVs in 2015. Michael Grund, the managing director of Merck Korea, however, says that this technology will not have a significant impact on the global TV and display markets - unlike OLED which could be a game changer. Quantum Dots are used to enhance the color gamut and efficiency of LCD displays. Sony already commercialized quantum-dots TVs and smaller panel display, as the QD-LCDs are far easier to produce compared to OLED TVs. Read more about Merck Korea: Quantum…
  • Samsung shows new foldable OLED prototypes, world's largest transparent OLED

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Samsung hosted an investors forum in NY a few days ago, and it is reported that much of Samsung's focus was on OLED technologies. As we already reported, Samsung Electronics announced that flexible OLED is one of its 3 areas of future growth (especially as they struggle to increase high-end mobile phone sales), and during the conference the company revealed some interesting information and prototypes.Foldable OLED concept (2013)So first up were two new foldable OLED prototypes - a 5.5" (WQXGA, 2048x1526, 464 PPI) panel that folds in half and a 10" tri-foldable AMOLED (Full-HD, 218 PPI).Read…
  • The OLED-Info Patent Newsletter celebrates one year

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:59 am
    One year ago, OLED-Info, in collaboration with Global IP News, launched a new service: a daily newsletter covering OLED patents news. The OLED patent Newsletter provides valuable daily patent information from more than 85 countries. In the past year, the newsletter enabled many OLED companies and research institutes to track the OLED patent scene and protect their IP.The OLED Patent newsletter at a glance:A subscription-based news service (daily)A review of patent applications, grants and expiration monitoring from over 85 countries (including the US, EU, China, Japan and Korea)Skilfully…
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  • Crocus developed MRAM-based magnetic sensors for flexible displays

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

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

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

    10 Oct 2014 | 11:10 pm
    A few days ago I reported that TDK will show a new STT-MRAM prototype, and now we have some more information and a couple of photos of the new test chip. TDK is showing their first STT-MRAM chip, a 8Mb device, produced on a 8" silicon substrate.  This is the first time TDK exposed their STT-MRAM technology. Those MRAM chips were produced by TDK's Headway Technologies. TDK will not mass poroduce MRAM chips themselves but rather seek a chip-making partner to produce them. But this may take a while: TDK says it could be up to 10 years before the technology matures (earlier reports said TDK…
  • TDK to present a 8-Mbit STT-MRAM prototype, plans to commercialize the technology in 3-5 years

    6 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    According to a report from Japan, TDK Corp is going to present a prototype 8-Mbit STT-MRAM device today at Ceatec Japan 2014. The MRAM was produced on a 8" silicon substrate. Hopefully TDK will give more details on this achievement later today.The report further says that TDK aims to commercialize STT-MRAM chips in 3-5 years.Everspin is already producing 64Mb ST-MRAM chips (announced in 2012, but only ramped-up recently), and they are currently developing a 256-Mbit STT-MRAM chip.Source: Nikkei technology
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

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

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

    Sarah Martin
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Why Tuesday? You know Black Friday and of course Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday is a social movement held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is a day of giving back. Started in 2012 by the UN Foundation and 92nd St Y, #GivingTuesday has become a worldwide sensation, uniting nonprofits, CEOs, heads of state and everyday people in championing the causes they care about. The big hit is a viral “unselfie” campaign, where contributors snap photos of themselves holding signs showing what they support. Last year, everyone from Steve Case, to Bill Clinton, Heidi Klum and, well, me helped raise…
  • Neo Provides an Easier and Automated Way to Maintain Network Security

    Zainab Zaki
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you have ever depended on a computer and the Internet for your work – personal or professional – you are aware of the risks of security breaches and hacker attacks. That probably makes about 99.99% of us! Organizations spend thousands every year on expensive network security audits in an attempt to protect themselves from cyber attacks. It is often an expensive and once-a-year effort. But hackers change their modus operandi everyday and find new security holes. On top of it all, security audit firms offer some really boring material as deliverables that is better served as…
  • Community Management Platform Mobilize Raises $1.2M in Seed Funding

    Camila Souza
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    San Francisco-based startup Mobilize announced today that it has raised US $1.2 million in seed funding. The round of funding was led by Hillsven Capital, with participation from UpWest Labs and Eddy Shalev. The funding will be used to grow the team, accelerate product development, and continue supporting the company’s beta customers. Mobilize has developed a comprehensive solution to help businesses manage external communities by providing customers with tools that effectively engage and rally key external stakeholders. Although still in beta, Mobilize includes high-profile customers such…
  • SpaceX Testing Falcon 9 Grid Fins for Control During Atmospheric Re-Entry

    Ann Diab
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    A rocket needs to be reusable. That is the driving premise behind making space travel, and subsequent Mars colonization, accessible and affordable. As reported during MIT AeroAstro’s Centennial Symposium, Elon Musk and SpaceX are working feverishly to achieve both. This week, updates of progress on this endeavor were sent through Twitter by Elon Musk himself. By repurposing thrusters from deep sea oil rigs and fitting the craft with grid fins that stow on ascent and deploy on reentry, the ship can accommodate controlled landing, refuel, and reuse.   Musk noted in these updates…
  • 17 Entrepreneurs Share Their Thanksgiving Work Hours

    Kira M. Newman
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    Earlier this year, we had 19 entrepreneurs share what hours they work. But how does the Thanksgiving Day parade, a 10-pound turkey, and an apple pie coma change things up? We asked another group of entrepreneurs to share their planned work hours this Thanksgiving. I say “planned,” because I know the allure of email and work is like a drug. Faced with the choice between post-turkey coffee and a bout of email, sometimes the email looks more appealing. Here’s what they shared with us: No work “For Thanksgiving, my cofounder and I agreed to both ‘go dark’ for 24…
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • Double-arm transplant recipient thanks doctors in Boston

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Will Lautzenheizer, a quadruple amputee following a streptococcal infection, received a double-arm transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Nathan Frandino reports.
  • 3D map of Antarctic sea ice to shed light on climate change

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    A multinational group of scientists have released the first ever detailed, high-resolution 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice. Using an underwater robot equipped with sonar, the researchers mapped the underside of a massive area of sea ice to gauge the impact of climate change. Ben Gruber reports.
  • Car park solution for flexible green energy

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:32 am
    A British solar power start-up says that by covering millions of existing car park spaces around the UK with flexible solar panels, the country's power problems could be solved. Suzannah Butcher reports.
  • After the Virgin Galactic tragedy the future of space travel (RAND, Politics Aside)

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:58 pm
    A panel discussion with Cady Coleman, astronaut, NASA; Simonetta Di Pippo, director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs; and George T. Whitesides, CEO, Virgin Galactic.
  • Mobile phones to get handy upgrade

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Computer Scientists at the University of Washington are developing a radar-like system that will allow users to control their wireless devices with hand gestures. The system uses the reflection of radio waves to track hand movements and translate them into commands. Ben Gruber reports.
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    Softpedia News > Technology & Gadgets

  • SiliconDust Outs Firmware Version 20141124 – Download and Apply

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    SiliconDust has rolled out a new stable firmware update compatible with all its TV tuner models, namely release 20141124, which improves channel scan, channel detection, diagnostic logging, transcoding, and more. If the present version is applied, DLNA RUI support will be added, internet720 profile will be replaced by internet540, and channel map will be automatically applied to both tuners. Also, some devices will now be able to make use of 3 tuner operations with Conax cards. In addition t... (read more)
  • Zano, the Most Sophisticated Nano Aerial Drone, Now on Kickstarter – Video

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:25 am
    You'd think that regular quadcopters were already pretty small, and you'd be right, but that doesn't mean everyone agrees with you. In fact, Reece Crowther took matters into his own hands and developed a new intelligent air drone. Meet ZANO, what he describes as “the world's most sophisticated nano aerial photo and HD video capture platform.” Now you might ask yourself why he would make such a claim. Especially since the drone lacks 360 and 180 degree Panoramics, swarming capability, Custom ... (read more)
  • Electronic Implant Can Eliminate Bacterial Infections in Minutes

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:04 am
    Perfect health is a myth that no one really achieves, since there's always some kind of pathogen or microbe being suppressed or eradicated inside the human body. Still, optimum health is common enough, and very actively preserved by man, for the most part. Our ability to recover from injuries and sicknesses isn't anywhere close to the kind depicted in fantasy and science fiction media though. It can take days just for a small cut to disappear, instead of moments, and broken bones need weeks ... (read more)
  • New Way to Heal Bones: Inject Nanoparticles in the Body and Guide Them Magnetically

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:28 am
    Broken bones may not be the worst injuries someone can suffer from, and there are a bunch of diseases that are a lot worse, but they can sure be painful, and they can also leave someone permanently handicapped or disabled. It's no surprise, then, that there is always someone working on a better way to prevent fractures from happening, and when that fails, to better treat such injuries. The latest breakthrough in the latter category comes from the Keele and Nottingham universities in the UK, ... (read more)
  • OK Go Stores Its New Music Album on DNA

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:38 am
    If it seems like only days have passed since you learned of the first practical applications of DNA as storage device, that's because it really was just days ago that we reported on it. And yet the short time since was enough to catapult the research sector forward a whole stage. DNA is the component of living cells that contains all the information about how a body is built, how it grows, how it responds to external and internal stimuli and foreign objects, etc. RNA has a role as well, but i... (read more)
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    Techvibes Global News

  • SHOEme Announces Peter Lee New Chief Information Officer

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    Today, SHOEme, parent company of online footwear retailers and announced that Peter Lee has joined the company as Chief Information Officer. As CIO, Lee will be a key contributor, responsible for leading and enhancing SHOEme's information technology capabilities as they continue to expand and invest in their rapidly growing online retail platform. " and continue to grow at a rapid pace and we need someone who understands our needs from a technical standpoint to help guide the way," said Roger Hardy, CEO of SHOEme. "Peter was very successful…
  • BlackBerry Offering $600 for Apple Users to Buy Passport

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    BlackBerry is offering iPhone owners up to $600 to "trade up" their Apple smartphone for a Passport. The program, which starts December 1, offers up to $400 trade-in value plus up to $200 top-up value, depending on the model of iPhone. BlackBerry says it will accept the 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, and 6, but not the 6 Plus. The Passport, which is BlackBerry's newest flagship smartphone, now comes in red and white editions. “We are thrilled with the positive reception the BlackBerry Passport has received since we launched in September,” said BlackBerry  CEO John Chen. “The…
  • New Internet of Things Companies Created at Startup Weekend Toronto

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:24 am
    A new wave of IoT companies got their start in Toronto over the weekend at Startup Weekend Toronto: Internet of Things Edition. The 54-hour event brought together makers, designers, developers and entrepreneurs to share ideas and launch new businesses. Teams spent the weekend talking to potential customers and building product prototypes before presenting to a panel of judges on Sunday afternoon. Judge Natasha Baker, founder of SnapEDA, spoke about the importance of events like Startup Weekend for fuelling innovation in the IoT space. “By 2020 there will be over 50 billion connected…
  • Obama Fail Opens Door for Massive Startup Opportunity in Canada – If We Act Now

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Canada has a brief yet incredibly valuable opportunity in front of it when it comes to attracting foreign entrepreneurs. It needs to act on it, too. US President Barack Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration Thursday night left foreign entrepreneurs trying to get into the US frustrated. Despite lofty promises, not much came out of the address. “I will make it easier and faster for high-skilled immigrants, graduates, and entrepreneurs to stay and contribute to our economy, as so many business leaders have proposed,” Obama told the nation. Yet the vague sentiments failed to…
  • Talent Attraction Remains a Sore Spot in Canada's Startup Ecosystem

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    In my last post I touched on the strong support system and available resources for our blooming startup communities in Canada. The rock-solid foundation we offer entrepreneurs is an easy competition to enter with Silicon Valley. Talent attraction however, is not. In recent years losing top talent to the USA has been a serious concern for Canadians in the tech industry, especially those considering making us their businesses home. Approximately 350,000 Canadians have made the pilgrimage over to Silicon Valley, which is over 1% of our total population. An alarming number when put in…
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  • ZAYO Group soaring
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:53 am
    Communication Executive of the Year for 2008 - CTP Super Picks 1631_ 11/24/14 - "A lot of people don’t realize how large of a telecommunications hub the Front Range really is. When you have Level 3, Time Warner Telecom, Qwest and now Zayo Group all within about 30 miles of each other, this creates a nice environment," said Dan Caruso, President and CEO of Zayo Group. He went onto say, "All of them are doing well and I think will continue to do well in this difficult economic environment. In fact, I think telecom in general will hold up pretty well in this recession."…
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:25 am
    APEX Conference, Designed for creative encounter and collaboration 1631_ 11/10/14 - We caught up with Erik Mitisek, CEO, Colorado Technology Association and he has exciting new developments to tell us, about the annual APEX Conference 2014. Erik points out that this is a reflection of leadership, culture and innovation that is moving us forward here in Colorado. Designed for creative encounters and collaboration, the APEX Conference (Nov. 20, 2014) is our industry’s opportunity to join together to celebrate successes, spark innovation, create connections, introduce productive disruption and…
  • Before catastrophic failures occur
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Your next hospital stay will be safer because... 1632_ 11/10/14 - Larry had a discussion with the keynote speaker, Dale Schuster at the ACG Denver monthly luncheon. Dale's career has been centered in the technology field with extensive experience in software application development as well as domestic and international sales and marketing. Dale brings significant experience in global Sales, Marketing, and orchestrating business turn-arounds in a number of business sectors and markets. As President of SteriTec Products Inc., Dale brings a wealth of experience and creativity to the…
  • Scary, terrifying, daunting, but It's all better now!
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    Brad Feld - into the emergency room - off the bike! 1626_ 10/20/14 - "Ouch" A disembodied voice said, "You’re in an ambulance. I’m just putting an IV in your arm," I had no idea where I was. I had a vague recollection that I had been on a bike. "You’re in an ambulance. You are ok. Stay calm." I realized I was tightly strapped to a board and couldn’t move if I wanted to. My legs hurt. My ribs hurt. My shoulders hurt. I couldn’t figure out what had happened. I couldn’t process where I was. I felt like I was coming out of a dream, but I couldn’t…
  • Non-financial managers, making uninformed decisions...
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    Non-financial managers need to improve financial performance 1627_ 10/20/14 - Larry was talking with Michael Higgins, president of Financial Decision Maker, about some challenging business issues. Larry asked about Michael's background. He said, "The heart of my company’s mission is to raise the financial acumen and decision-making confidence/ competence of business owners, managers and employees at businesses - very large and very small. My work for the past 30 years has been in "high engagement = high retention" learning. Up until about 20 years ago, I was a…
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  • Vine Introduces Subscriptions, Push Notifications, Favorite Accounts Feature

    Bree Brouwer
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    Vine just implemented a feature familiar to any Twitter user.  The six-second video app now allows its users to select their favorite accounts and receive push notifications when those accounts post new videos (just like its parent company, Twitter, can send out push notifications whenever an account a user is following posts a new tweet). Vine users can simply click on the “star” button in the upper right-hand corner of a profile to favorite the account. When a user’s favorite profiles post new content, a push notification will be sent to the user’s activity feed and…
  • Activision Flags ‘Call Of Duty’ Glitch Videos For Copyright Infringement

    Bree Brouwer
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    The online video masses who love poking fun of glitches in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will have to look harder to find these videos on YouTube. Activision, the creator of the COD game franchise’s latest installment, is issuing Takedown strikes against YouTube videos which contain game glitches. YouTube gamers whose videos have received a copyright infringement notice aren’t too happy, and neither is the gaming community in general. Gamers and YouTube creators alike are questioning Activision’s real intent with the strikes, claiming the game developer just doesn’t want people to…
  • Jack Conte Breaks Down Six-Figure Expenses For 28-Day Pomplamoose Tour

    Sam Gutelle
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
    Jack Conte has enabled strong revenue streams for himself and his fellow YouTube content creators by launching Patreon, but even so, turning a profit as a musician requires a constant grind. Conte, who along with Nataly Dawn makes up the musical duo Pomplamoose, has authored a blog post breaking down the expenses of his recent 28-day tour. As Conte shows, he and Dawn managed to pull in a six-figure revenue during the tour, but even that was not enough to offset the group’s expenses and turn a profit. Pomplamoose’s tour began in Portland on September 11 and wound through the United…
  • YouTube Star Bethany Mota Has Been Eliminated From ‘Dancing With The Stars’

    Sam Gutelle
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
    Bethany Mota had a nice run on season 19 of Dancing With The Stars, but the jig is up. The YouTube beauty icon has been eliminated from ABC’s popular reality show, finishing just one place shy of the season finale. Mota, whose participation in DWTS allowed ABC to add a fresh face and attract younger viewers, ultimately finished fourth. She was eliminated during the first night of the reality show’s two-night finale, setting up a November 26th showdown between Duck Dynasty‘s Sadie Robertson, Pretty Little Liars actress Janel Parrish, and Alfonso Ribiero, whose dancing skills…
  • YouTube Now Lets Creators With 500 Subscribers Change Custom Channel URLs

    Bree Brouwer
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    Online video creators won’t have to worry about their mis-matched brand identity and YouTube URL anymore. The Google-owned video platform now allows creators with 500 subscribers or more to create custom URLs. Previously, YouTube automatically created a URL for creators based on their usernames. YouTube’s creator blog gives the example of, also known to her fans as Tati. In this case, Tati’s perceived brand name by her fans doesn’t match her YouTube URL. “To make sure creators like Tati and all of you have a consistent place for new and existing fans to find…
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  • Technology Will Never Replace Love [Video]

    Rachel Blom
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    After seeing the emotional Thai commercial in the video below, five thoughts hit me: The Thai sure know how to make great commercials, since this isn’t the first one to go viral. I’ll take a commercial with a story anytime over a lame attempt to be funny. That being said, I have no idea what this commercial is for. I’m guessing it’s not a smartphone. While this commercial is a tad too cheesy, it does mirror behavior that isn’t too far-fetched. I’ve seen parents do similar things! At the core, the message is true. Technology can never replace love. One hug…
  • Facebook vs Snapchat [Infographic]

    Eric Dye
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Facebook has had several big tech purchases, most notably Instagram and WhatsApp. One mobile app, however, has resisted their billion dollar attempts of acquisition. Snapchat. And like Facebook, it’s had its share of privacy concerns and failures. So how exactly do these two social networks stack-up next to each other? Let’s take a looksy: Facebook vs Snapchat [Click for Larger]I’ve seen and heard around the web that Snapchat is more popular than Facebook for nextgen users, however, some of these stats tend to differ. Perhaps Snapchat isn’t as much of a replacement to…
  • Finding Faith Inside the Big Blue Box: A Whovian’s 30 Day Devotional

    Phil Schneider
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    I have loved science fiction for as long as I can remember. It’s always been my genre of choice. Whether it was the Back to the Future trilogy, Quantum Leap, of the My Teacher is an Alien books by Bruce Coville—I have been deep into the world of mystery and wonder of science fiction for a long time. But in all of my reading and watching, I was never taken as deep into another world as I was when I found Doctor Who. Unlike so many shows, Doctor Who takes the audience far beyond what might be considered familiar, safe, even comfortable. It’s one of the few shows that seems eager to thrust…
  • Would You Like to See A Realistic Minecraft? [Videos]

    Eric Dye
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of things that stands out when you first start playing Minecraft, is the design. Minecraft stepped away from the eye-candy that has become the norm in video gaming and focused on the fundamental aspect of any and every video game: gameplay. If we were talking about a website, we might say: usability. I am pretty sure there is a lesson in there somewhere, but let’s stick to the fun stuff right now. In the videos below, YouTuber Flashcode has created realistic Minecraft videos using Blender. This isn’t actual gameplay, so don’t think you can hunt this down for your next…
  • ChurchMag Acquires

    Eric Dye
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
    When Jeremy Smith emailed me about selling, it was with a heavy heart. After several years of blogging, designing, planning and pouring his heart into, it was time to move on. But the passion he has for the church tech community will not only continue on—but the seeds sown into will continue to grow. The Future of As Jeremy said, he will continue to blog with ChurchMag—which is really awesome. He will also be a part of the next series of ChurchMag Podcasts, cool behind the scenes goings-ons, as well becoming a ChurchMag Staff Writer (more on this coming…
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • Blu-ray disc can be used to improve solar cell performance

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Northwestern University) Who knew about Blu-ray discs? One of the best ways to store high-definition movies and television shows because of their high-density data storage, Blu-ray discs also improve the performance of solar cells, according to a new Northwestern University study. Researchers have discovered that the pattern of information written on a Blu-ray disc -- and it doesn't matter if it's Jackie Chan's 'Supercop' or the cartoon 'Family Guy' -- works very well for improving light absorption across the solar spectrum.
  • Researchers find way to turn sawdust into gasoline

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (KU Leuven) Researchers at KU Leuven's Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis have successfully converted sawdust into building blocks for gasoline. Using a new chemical process, they were able to convert the cellulose in sawdust into hydrocarbon chains. These hydrocarbons can be used as an additive in gasoline, or as a component in plastics. The researchers reported their findings in the journal Energy & Environmental Science.
  • Heat-conducting plastic developed at U-Michigan

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Michigan) The spaghetti-like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat, but a University of Michigan research team has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better than its conventional counterparts.
  • Breakthrough in flexible electronics enabled by inorganic-based laser lift-off

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) A research team headed by Professor Keon Jae Lee of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST provides an easier methodology to realize high performance flexible electronics by using the Inorganic-based Laser Lift-off.
  • Physicists bind single-atom sheets with the same force geckos use to climb walls

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Kansas) The approach is to design synergistic materials by combining two single-atom thick sheets, for example, that act as a photovoltaic cell as well as a light-emitting diode, converting energy between electricity and radiation.
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    Christopher Kusek, Technology Evangelist

  • OMG! EMC World Early Bird Discount with Gift (Until 2MAR2015)

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

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

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

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:09 am
    So you’re a long time virtualization user. You’ve worked with the systems, you love VMware! (You might even have a bumper sticker on your laptop stating as such) Yet… You never got your VCP. What?! Why aren’t you a VCP? This is a problem which plagues many an Admin who will often be multi-skilled and can justify the $225 price-tag to take the exam but whose employer will NOT pay for you to be away from the office, nor the hefty price tag often associated with the VCP course itself.  Yea, we get that, so what?! The VCP-NV will be your savior! (Until 28FEB2015) So for those of you…
  • Hey APJ / APAC did you know that you get 50% off on VMware Certification (VCP/VCAP) until 19DEC2014?!?! (Including Australia, NZ and China!)

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Whoa whoa whoa, wait a minute. You just put out a blog post for 15% off Microsoft Exams and 25% off VMware Exams and countless OTHER forms of free training and certification and now you’re telling me we can get 50% off on VMware Certifications?!?! Well, no. What I am saying is that if you’re in APJ / APAC, or more specifically the following countries; Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and Korea THEN you get 50% off Certification. Those of us in the US,…
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    by Ron Miller

  • Big IT vendors finally embrace cloud

    Ron Miller
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    The cloud is suddenly all the rage among large IT vendors as they begin to recognize that their customers are venturing into the public cloud, and as they do they need new ways to manage a hybrid environment. Hence the great hybrid cloud epiphany of 2014. Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto
  • OpenStack Paris Summit Could be a Turning Point for Project

    Ron Miller
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    The OpenStack Summit next week in Paris could represent a pivotal moment in the history of the project. That's because it's attracted wide attention this year, and has become the open source project of the moment. The question is where does it go from here? Photo by Flickr user Emax-photo. Used under CC BY-SA 2.0 license.
  • GE Leads Enterprise Charge To Public Cloud

    Ron Miller
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Most folks probably think GE,  the appliance and industrial giant would have a conservative approach to IT, but the fact is its IT policy is quite progressive and GE has announced plans to close 90 percent of its data centers eventually and move this all to the public cloud. Photo Credit: Marufish on Flickr. Used under CC BY-SA 2.0 license.
  • Short Stack: Mirantis gets $100M, OpenStack powers CERN, Juno reviewed

    Ron Miller
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    It's Wednesday and that means it's time for my weekly feature, The Short Stack where I scour the web and social media looking for the very best OpenStack links I can find. This week, Mirantis gets $100M to pursue its enterprise OpenStack strategy, OpenStack powers world-famous physics research institute CERN and a review of the latest release of OpenStack, Juno. Photo Credit: Ron Miller
  • Google Chromebook quietly takes aim at the enterprise

    Ron Miller
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    When Google introduced Chromebook for Work recently, it very likely made the Chromebook even more attractive to frugal enterprises. While the price tag has always been a draw, having administrative control should appeal to IT and could facilitate more Chromebook use in the enterprise in the future.
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  • Free online storage — what I’m doing now

    Brad Grier
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Back in 2012 I wrote about a few cloud storage options I was exploring. Well a few years have passed so I thought I’d update / annotate the old one. So here goes. New comments will be coloured red. UPDATES Wow, another one today (Thursday, April 12, 2012). LogMeIn has entered the ‘cloud storage space’ space by announcing the invite-only beta of Cubby — which gives you DropBox-like access to 5GB. I’ve requested an invite and will post about it when I have some hands-on time. Meh. Cubby’s nothing to write home about. LogMeIn has been a bit of a disappointment since they…
  • Goin’ to Mars. Well, my name is ;)

    Brad Grier
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Get your own boarding pass and get your name to Mars! Goin’ to Mars. Well, my name is ;) originally appeared on on October 8, 2014.
  • Love the new Google doodle

    Brad Grier
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Kenojuak Ashevak, CC (October 3, 1927 – January 8, 2013) was a Canadian artist. She is regarded as one of the most notable Canadian pioneers of modern Inuit art. Love the new Google doodle originally appeared on on October 3, 2014.
  • Cold & Starving

    Brad Grier
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    I felt like playing at lunch and this is the result. Original image is a screen shot from the early-access sandbox version of The Long Dark — a survival game. I pushed the screen shot through the iOS app Waterlogued, then into another iOS app to make the album cover — VinylizeMe. I kinda like the results Cold & Starving originally appeared on on September 30, 2014.
  • It’s about rescuing the ones you can.

    Brad Grier
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    Many of you know we support and foster for CaliCan Rescue. This short video helps explain why.   It’s about rescuing the ones you can. originally appeared on on July 1, 2014.
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  • BlackBerry Will Pay $500+ For Your iPhone - Are You Tempted?

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:21 pm
    BlackBerry is Kim Kardashian's favorite phone brand, and the company thinks it can become yours, too. With its new Trade Up initiative, BlackBerry is offering to buy functioning iPhones from Apple devotees for over $500, an effort to promote the new Passport phone - and it just might work. Any iPhone user willing to buy a Passport from BlackBerry's website or Amazon will receive the trade-in value of their phone, plus a "top up" bonus in the United States and Canada. This offer has been called everything from genius to desperate, but there's no denying that such a lucrative program will test…
  • What Your Password Says About You

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Why your password speaks volumes about you - Newser James Franco is releasing a selfie calendar just in time for the New Year - Co.Create These apps will help you get the best deals during the holiday season - Fox News 5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches - RealClear Car must haves in your 20s vs. your 30s - BuzzFeed Tech The free apps that people are most thankful for this year - Lifehacker President Obama is a major Meryl Streep fan - POPSUGAR Celebrity & News
  • The Best Digital Strategy For Cyber Monday

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Cyber Monday is coming! You know, the day we all pretend to be busy working away at our computers, but we're really sneaking on to our favorite retail sites to take advantage of the crazy deals? In this episode of The Sync Up, we're sharing the best strategies to saving big on Cyber Monday - because it pays to be prepared. Check out our megalist of over 150 Black Friday deals as well! Tips to Remember Follow all your favorite retailers on Facebook and Twitter for exclusive social media deals. Use the apps to track the prices of the products you want. Don't just stick to looking at ads from…
  • 14 Extremely Powerful Tweets From Ferguson

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    Yesterday evening, a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Mike Brown, an unarmed, African-American teenager, in Ferguson, MO. Overnight, Twitter exploded with reactions about the decision and the resulting protests, as you can see in this visualization. The jury's decision catapulted a larger conversation about race and violence, and the hashtags #Ferguson, #BlackLivesMatter, and #MichaelBrown began trending on the social media site. Ahead, you can see some of the most powerful tweets and images that will be hard to forget anytime soon. "A system…
  • The Best Gadget Gifts That Don't Break $100

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
    Mobile-device mavens, car connoisseurs, and audiophiles are hard to shop for - it seems like they already have it all! We've rounded up some great gadget accessories to give the techies in your life, and best of all, they're all under $100. It'll be a very merry Christmas indeed with one of these affordable tech treats for gadget geeks.
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  • Which platform makes the best choice for mobile gaming?

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

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

    8 Nov 2014 | 1:45 am
    Technology may be the backbone of your business, so when you’re looking for new devices and systems for your firm, it’s important that you choose wisely. One conundrum you’ll need to ponder is whether to go for brand new or refurbished items. Each option has its pros and cons. When you’re making your decision, take the following points into account.   Costs One issue that may be foremost on your mind is cost. Figures published earlier this year by the Forum of Private Business revealed that small companies are facing rising expenses. Its Cost of Doing Business survey found that…
  • 5 Misconceptions about barcodes

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
    At this point, barcodes are far from being a novelty factor. As a matter of fact, they have been utilized on a global scale in different industries for a few decades in a row. The technology behind this concept is continuously involving, permitting companies to perfect their inventory management, reduce expenses, minimize losses, boost their profit and ultimately maximize their odds of success on any market. Barcodes are fascinating, especially when you get familiar with their delightful history.     According to, the first patent for a barcode system was issued to two…
  • Difference between web conferencing and video conferencing

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    Web conferencing is no longer a technical innovation that is specifically for larger enterprises. This advancement has been expanded to facilitate even small and mid-size enterprises as high bandwidth and high-speed connections are available for anyone, all over the country. More than 24 percent of households today have a high speed connection, compared to what was used back in 2004. As far as video conferencing is concerned, this means of technology is extensively used by the youth of today. Statistics suggest something worth considering: almost 79 percent of the survey respondents used…
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  • Managing cybersecurity risk in Italy: raising awareness & leveraging economic opportunity

    Jan Neutze
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    As the Italian Presidency of the European Union enters into its final stretch, cybersecurity remains a priority for both Italy and the European Union. This became abundantly clear during a cybersecurity policy workshop in Rome last week attended by leading security experts from academia, public and private sector. For Italy, this focus goes beyond leading (and hopefully concluding), the negotiations on the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive, although clearly this is and remains one of the highest priorities of the Italian presidency. Italian negotiators of this dossier have…
  • Give your inbox a personality with Advanced Rules in

    MS Europe
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    What kind of mindset do you have while inside your inbox? It’s almost impossible to keep emails at bay without a strategy of execution.  Learn how to organize your Outlook in the way that suits you best, whether you are the Bouncer, the Bestie, or the Umbrella.  Which Outlook personality are you? The post Give your inbox a personality with Advanced Rules in appeared first on Microsoft Europe.
  • Your brand is only as strong as your weakest shop window

    MS Europe
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:12 am
    Brand is one of the most important intangible assets in a retailer’s arsenal. And harnessing the power of a strong brand to drive customer loyalty is the ultimate aim for today’s large retailers. Those that manage to establish a base of long-term, loyal customers are rewarded with valuable shopper recommendations, opening the door to new sales opportunities and increased profits. Yet it’s not an easy nirvana to achieve – today’s discerning consumers want to be impressed. When heading to a store they expect it to be open, clean and enticing. They hope that staff will go the extra…
  • Conversations in Privacy

    Brendon Lynch
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:10 am
    Big data. The internet of things. The proposed new Data Protection Regulation for Europe. These are hot topics helping fuel rapid growth in the privacy profession overall in Europe; growth which was starkly evident at last week’s International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) EU Data Protection Congress in Brussels, a gathering of about 900 privacy professionals and policymakers. This annual conference, which Microsoft has been the primary sponsor of since it began five years ago, has quadrupled in size in the past few years and become an important venue for crucial dialogue on…
  • 3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Enterprise Social

    MS Europe
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    Enterprise social technology is rapidly moving from a “nice to have” to a “must have” on business buyers’ lists. It has drastically improved innovation, connected employees, and shortened project timelines. In this infographic, you will see the 3 reasons why Microsoft’s Enterprise Social solutions are equipped to help organizations reimagine how business gets done.   1. Engaged employees lead to higher profits. 2. Inefficient collaboration is costing you money. 3. Business growth comes from listening and adapting quickly. Find out more about Enterprise…
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  • Teufel BOOMSTER – the boombox is back baby, but not like your daddy remembers

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:19 am
    Many have tried and many have failed to resurrect that glorious days of the boombox, the shoulder worn music machine which terrorized whole countries for those years in the 80s. But now there’s a new pretender to the throne, and it’s a German claim this time. The Teufel BOOMSTER is not yep daddy’s boombox, oh no sire. For one thing, this product actually comes with some pretty impressive specs. It features a sub-woofer, mid-range and tweeter [...] 249 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Williams-Sonoma Dual Probe Thermometer – multitask your meat minding

    Donyae Coles
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:54 am
    The holidays are upon us. Thanksgiving (the American version) is mere days away. Households will soon be awash with the smell of good things cooking and frantic hosts trying their best not to over or undercook anything. The Williams-Sonoma Dual Probe Thermometer should at least help you cook your meats to perfection. This electric meat thermometer has two probes on it which can allow you to either track two separate [...] 182 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • InvoiceToMe – simple free invoice generator lets you produce professional looking invoices in a snap

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    Now here’s a beautifully simple and yet useful idea. The InvoiceToMe online invoice generator, lets anyone create free professional looking invoices in a trice. You don’t save anything at the end, all you do after you’ve entered your information is press the PDF button to produce a ready to print and send document. Very clever. But there’s more. The service also includes some intelligence in it, so it will calculate your totals as you’re adding in [...] 179 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Whistle Wireless Activity Monitor for Dogs – watch your pet with your smartphone

    Donyae Coles
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    Have you ever looked at your dog and thought, “what do you do all day?” It’s not like they can tell you over dinner how they spent their day, so how do you know, short of being the kind of person that puts up a video camera to spy on their pet? With the Whistle Wireless Activity Monitor for Dogs you can track what your [...] 185 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • 3 in 1 Smart Box – speaker, shutter and alarm all in one gadget for your phone

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:03 am
    Every now and then we come across a product which really does qualify for the title of ‘gadget’, either because it’s so cool or it is so completely outrageous. We’re not sure exactly where this little 3-in-1 Smart Box lies on the line, but it’s definitely very interesting. The tiny box first off functions as a pretty standard Bluetooth wireless speaker, so you can listen to your sounds through a slightly better speaker than the one [...] 198 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
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  • Smart Wallet – The World’s Smartest Wallet.

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

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

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

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

    Dezmon Reid
    22 Oct 2013 | 7:07 pm
    Press Release : Apple® today announced iPad Air™, the latest generation of its category defining device, featuring a stunning 9.7-inch Retina® display in a new thinner and lighter design. Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad®, and with a narrower bezel the borders of iPad Air are dramatically thinner—making content even more immersive. Apple today also announced iPad mini with Retina display, bringing all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen, delivering razor sharp text…
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  • Misnomers

    11 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    Misnomers NEW LEANBACK: VISIT Singapore!!! TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagra... From: Vsauce Views: 1553475 69757 ratings Time: 11:26 More in Science & Technology

    9 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    KIDS REACT TO OLD CAMERAS Old Cameras Bonus video on the REACT channel: Watch all main React episodes (Kids/Teens/Elders/YouTubers): Support T... From: TheFineBros Views: 1993486 40657 ratings Time: 06:57 More in Entertainment
  • Ellen Introduces Kids to the Technology of Yesterday

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Ellen Introduces Kids to the Technology of Yesterday Kids these days don't know how good they have it. Ellen proved exactly that when she asked these kids to give their opinion of some outdated devices. From: TheEllenShow Views: 1691795 21499 ratings Time: 07:52 More in Entertainment

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    ELDERS REACT TO OCULUS RIFT Oculus Rift Bonus video on REACT channel: Watch all main React episodes (Kids/Teens/Elders/YouTubers): Support TheFi... From: TheFineBros Views: 7488717 132204 ratings Time: 08:00 More in Entertainment
  • Humans Need Not Apply

    CGP Grey
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Humans Need Not Apply Discuss this video: ## Robots, Etc... From: CGP Grey Views: 3159984 87519 ratings Time: 15:01 More in Education
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  • How To Cook Everything Is One Of The Best Recipe Apps In iTunes!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    14 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
    [View the story "The Week in Commercial Drones" on Storify] To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • Gaming [H]eadlines

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    DoA 5 Last Round for PC Revealed? @ Blue's News FTC / Sony Vita Settlement Detailed @ Joystiq Sunset Overdrive Weapon Pack @ Shacknews WildStar Releases Voyage Of The Nomad @ Massively
  • Ubisoft Withholding The Crew Review Copies Until Launch Day

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    I looks like Ubisoft hasn't learned its lesson. The company is withholding review copies of The Crew until the game goes on sale. I don't know what Ubisoft has to hide but the last time they pulled this we ended up with Assassin's Creed: Unity. For this very reason, The Crew will be available to media to begin their reviews when the game launches on December 2. There will be absolutely no embargo on any type of coverage once the game is available for sale. While we fully anticipate that you might see some reviews immediately at launch – largely built around the preview sessions we…
  • Home Depot Facing At Least 44 Lawsuits Over Breach

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    I am actually surprised the number of lawsuits isn't higher than this. There's no ifs ands or buts about it — the fallout from the recent massive data breach at Home Depot is far from over. The company wrote in a filing today that it's got the specter of state and federal investigations looming over it as well as at least 44 civil lawsuits in the U.S. and Canada. Comments
  • Corsair Obsidian 250D Review

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    Head on over to techPowerUP today and check out their review of the Corsair Obsidian 250D. For comparison purposes, you can see our evaluation here. We have reviewed most of the Obsidian series; that is, with a few exceptions. One such exception is the tiny but capable 250D, the smallest variant in its family of enclosures. This review of the Corsair Obsidian 250D will reveal whether Corsair managed to shrink the size of the chassis by as much as possible without compromising on any of the aspects that make Obsidian enclosures so appealing. Comments
  • NVIDIA Multi-Frame Sampled AA Video Card Review

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    NVIDIA's Multi-Frame Sampled AA (MFAA) technology is available in the latest GeForce driver release. We look at performance and image quality on the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 and see if this is something gamers can benefit from. Only a handful of games support it right now, if yours is on the list, give it a spin.
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  • One small step for Robotkind

    13 Nov 2014 | 12:50 am
    Take me to your re-charging unit Like many others I was constantly checking the BBC livefeed and ESA reports yesterday as Philae landed. My interest is twofold (well threefold, but we will get to that): - Firstly, exploration of space is always fascinating and who knows what we will learn from this (It's quite scary the number of people arguing this is a a waste of money!) - Secondly, it's another episode in the application of the advances in modern Robotics - and for a good, not a dystopian, outcome. The potential of robotics is well showcased here - the downside (surveillance by Philae's…

    11 Nov 2014 | 3:11 am
    Delville Wood* on the Somme, then & now - photo courtesy Somme Battlefield Tours Lest we forget. Especially now, when the world seems to be turning ominously into a replay of 1913. (*Lost 2 Great Uncles at Delviile Wood)
  • Smart socks for dumb smartphone users

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    Two things on the Broadstuff Towers spike, both to so with putting a sock over your smartphone: Firstly, Yondr, for the text-addicted: Two weeks ago, I heard about a new company called Yondr that was making lightweight smartphone socks-with-locks that prevent the smartphone's user from accessing the device during a concert, movie, or party. ...... Preventing fans from accessing their phones during a show might seem like an extraordinary step, especially in tech-centric San Francisco. But even the most compulsive texters among us can say that they've seen That Person: the guy in front of you…
  • Asshole Density as a measure of Bubbles

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Fascinating article on Pando Daily about how the VC community has moved from funding high potential people to funding Assholes: Here’s the problem. Every venture capitalist, in every interview they’ve ever done will tell you the same casual lie: That they invest in people first and ideas second. They’ll tell you they invest only in people they’d want to work with. They’ll tell you that they have the luxury to say no to companies that don’t do things in line with the way they like to work, the way they like to treat people. You don’t have to look too far into this year’s…
  • Gartner's Predictions of New Trends

    7 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    It's always fun to look at all the various predictions of the Next New Things (given they vary quite widely by predictor, by year - us being no exception). Anyway, here are Gartners for the next few years (abridged by Broadstuff) 1) By 2018, digital business will require 50 percent less business process workers and 500 percent more key digital business jobs, compared with traditional models. Near-Term Flag: By year-end 2016, 50 percent of digital transformation initiatives will be unmanageable due to lack of portfolio management skills, leading to a measurable negative lost market share. 2)…
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  • Facebook At Work – Competing with LinkedIn And Yammer?

    Sharma Karan
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:22 am
    Facebook is working on extending its network beyond the social realm and into the professional world. Facebook aims to gain a foothold in your office space too now. The social networking giant is working on its new offering called “Facebook at work” This new product is aimed at enterprises and will help Facebook compete with LinkedIn on the professional networking front. Facebook at work will allow colleagues to chat, connect with professionals and allow us to collaborate over documents. This new product that Facebook is developing targets not only LinkedIn, but it also sets its…
  • U.S Government Takes A Strong Stand Against Encryption

    Sharma Karan
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:06 am
    Consumer electronic giants Google and Apple have now introduced a new encryption technology in their smartphones in an attempt to protect the privacy of their users. This new encryption technology makes it almost impossible for external entities to access and decipher sensitive information, this includes picture, text messages and e-mails. While this may come as good news to users, the U.S Department Of Justice has taken a strong stand against this level of encryption. The DOJ has sent notice’s to Google and Apple regarding this tech. The DOJ argues that this encryption is a step in the…
  • India Post to Introduce Real-Time Package Tracking Facilities

    Sharma Karan
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:01 am
    The Indian Post is the world’s largest postal network with 1.55 lakh registered post offices. In the recent past, the Indian post had faced a significant decline in terms of volume of business. This was primarily due to the Internet. The internet rendered the traditional concept of writing letters almost obsolete. However, the same internet has now created a business opportunity that has been valued at almost 9 billion dollars for the same sector it almost destroyed a few years ago. This opportunity has come in the form of “last mile” delivery for the booming e-commerce…
  • Asus ZenFone 6 Review : The Best Phablet Under Rs 20,000

    Sharma Karan
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:14 am
    Asus has entered the Indian market with the ZenFone series of smartphones aimed at different price segments. The phones are selling exclusively on Flipkart and Asus has got the pricing spot on. All the ZenFones share the same design language; their hardware and software are quite similar. The retail box design has been the same for the series and we like it. You have the charger with a detachable data cable, headset, some documentation and the handset. The build quality of the charger and headset is worth mentioning. The two pin charger is rated at 5.2v and 1.35Amps, and this charges the…
  • A Quick Look at Android 5.0 Lollipop Running on LG Nexus 5 [Video]

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:01 pm
    With every new version of Android, we have rising expectations of some different, perhaps new features. And, Google has surely lived upto the mark with the introduction of Android 5.0 Lollipop. When announced we were curious about these new features but are they to the par in efficiency. We had a chance to get our hands on LG Nexus 5 which got an OTA update of Android Lollipop. Here are some of the features which impressed us:- Notifications: To start off with, Google has made considerable changes to the Notification panel. The lock screen panel which previously used to have a unlock button…
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  • The Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Proves 'The System' Still 'Works'

    Tim Cushing
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:38 am
    Many people may have hoped this would be one of those rare exceptions, but to anybody paying attention, the Ferguson grand jury's decision to give Officer Darren Wilson a pass on the shooting of Michael Brown was a foregone conclusion. The road to the inevitable was unusual, however. Grand juries aren't there to decide guilt. They're only there to determine whether probable cause exists to hand down an indictment. This happens thousands of times a year all over the country, and it's a true rarity when indictments are not handed down. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S.
  • Report On UK Terrorist Murder: MI5 Absolved, Facebook Guilty

    Glyn Moody
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    We've just written about new counter-terrorism measures announced by the UK Home Secretary. In her speech, she concluded with this clear statement of future intentions if the Conservatives win a majority in the UK's General Election next year: I must emphasise that these [new surveillance] powers are limited and they do not mandate the retention of and access to data that would in all cases identify a suspect who has, for example, been accessing servers hosting illegal content. The progress in this Bill is welcome -- but we will still need to return to the Communications Data Bill in the next…
  • White House Admits That It Still Supports Parts Of SOPA: Wants To Make Streaming A Felony

    Mike Masnick
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Last week, we wrote that Senator (and still for the next few weeks, Majority Leader) Harry Reid was looking for ways to push for a piece of SOPA, making streaming a felony, into law. The story we'd heard from multiple sources was that he was looking to attach it to the USA Freedom Act. His office came out and denied that claim vehemently. Still, multiple sources insisted not only that it was true, but that Reid was still looking for other vehicles to push that through. And... just days later, the White House responded to some (somewhat pointless) White House "We The People" petitions by...
  • CenturyLink: We Lobby For Protectionist State Laws Because You Didn't Want Faster Fiber Anyway

    Karl Bode
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    As we've noted, the very first place to start if we're seriously interested in fixing U.S. broadband competition problems is the protectionist laws ISPs paid to have passed in nearly two-dozen states. These laws hinder or outright ban towns and cities across the country from not only building their own broadband networks in areas ISPs refuse to serve, but they also in many cases prohibit towns and cities from cooperating with smaller private companies. These laws were passed like wild fire over a fifteen-year span, but have seen renewed attention lately as Google Fiber fuels a lust for more…
  • IRS Finally Examines Backup Tapes, Recovers 30,000 'Missing' Lois Lerner Emails

    Tim Cushing
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    Whether or not the IRS is subjecting certain politically-affiliated groups to an unfair amount of attention remains to be seen. What is indisputable is that the agency's document retention policies are an unenforced joke. As citizens, we're required to hold onto pertinent financial records for 2-7 years just in case the IRS wants to look through them. The IRS, however, seemingly only retains records for as long as it can keep itself from inadvertently destroying them. Emails from IRS official Lois Lerner have been sought for several months. At first, the IRS said it had them. Then it said it…
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  • From Employment To Entrepreneur...

    Guest Author
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Maleka Dattu Creator and Founder, MERUMAYA Integrative Effective Skincare®and 2014 Specsavers everywoman in Retail Ambassador talks to The Next Women about her journey from employment to successful entrepreneur. read more
  • Startup Diaries: When The Time Is Right

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    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Jemma Caldwell, founder of Tanami, encourages The Next Women readers to take the plunge into the business more
  • Five Items to Include in New Employee Packets for Accounting and Payroll

    Simon Davis
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    One of the most rewarding experiences that a business owner can have is welcoming a brand new employee to their staff. In most cases, new employees being added to the fold is a sign that the business is growing in more ways than one – especially when it comes to the increasing demand of its more
  • Food As A Status Symbol

    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Bärtl talks to Manuela Rehn, founder of GrüneKöpfe, a popular Berlin-based food consultancy specialising in organic and ethical food systems, about how the concept of food has changed over the more

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    One of the largest surveys of business angels in the UK has reported an increase in the proportion of women business angels. read more
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  • 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.
  • The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook

    16 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Information Security research:PC Security Handbook - 2nd EditionTen Risky Security Behaviors to Avoid: Protect Your OrganizationIsn't The Cloud Already Secure?Citrix NetScaler: A Powerful Defense against Denial of Service AttacksRequest Free!
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    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 ManagersHow Mobile Management Services Fill a Critical Security NeedThe ABCs of Mobile Device ManagementMobile Login Best PracticesRequest Free!
  • A Crossroads for Windows XP Users: Windows 7 or Windows 8?

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP (or Office 2003), so now it's decision time for many organizations. Remarkably, Windows XP in early 2014 still holds somewhere between 15% and 25% of the overall PC operating system market, depending on whose analysis you read.Request Free!
  • Resolving Issues When Creating a Cisco UCS Service Profile

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    Stateless computing in Cisco Unified Computing Solution (UCS) is implemented with an XML-based software feature called a service profile. In the event of disaster recovery, the amount of time to restore the server to its identical former condition is dramatically reduced with service profiles. Service profiles contain virtually all possible hardware settings of a server, which can be applied, modified, or moved to a different blade. While service profiles contain enormous power and flexibility over the hardware features presented to the bare metal Operating System (OS), there are several…
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  • The Essentials of Online Marketing - Free Kit

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:20 am
    The Essentials of Online Marketing, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Online Marketing related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Online Marketing research:Industry Report: 2014 Global Email SurveyThe Modern Marketer's Guide to Getting the Most Out of VideoThe Digital Marketing Agency's Guide to Call TrackingThe Rules of Engagement on FacebookRequest Free!
  • Five Signs QuickBooks is Failing Your Business

    1 Nov 2014 | 12:20 am
    The business process inefficiencies caused by running a fast-growing business on limited bookkeeping software, and the hard benefits that businesses have experienced by making the jump from QuickBooks to a complete web-based business management software suite.Request Free!
  • Best Windows 8.1 Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Internet Explorer

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    When it comes to Web browsing on your Windows 8 tablet, chances are you’ve already picked your favorite browser for the job. But you might be missing out. The best browsers can enhance your surfing experience with fast speeds, comprehensive standards support and intuitive navigation. We put the three leading browsers for Windows 8′s “Metro” mode — Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer — to the test to see which one will serve you best. With this download you will also receive free weekly coverage on the latest technology news and developments…
  • Best Android Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Dolphin

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Still using the stock Android browser? You’re missing out. Android users can choose from a plethora of browsers, bringing a richer mobile Web experience to your smartphone or tablet. We considered Android’s top third-party browsers, Firefox and Opera, along with relative underdog Dolphin, then tested and compared them to Chrome to see which one deserves to be the default choice on your smartphone. With this download you will also receive free weekly coverage on the latest technology news and developments from Laptop Magazines eNewsletter.Request Free!
  • Forrester Market Overview: Hosted Collaboration Services Providers

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Sixty-five percent of IT leaders Forrester recently surveyed said they are interested in or already using software-as-a-service (SaaS) for some portion of their collaboration technology portfolio. But many IT leaders — particularly those at very large organizations — are unsure whether standardized SaaS offerings from Google and Microsoft provide the flexibility they need. These concerns shouldn't prevent CIOs from moving collaboration tools off-premises. We find a burgeoning services sector that can deliver highly customized messaging, teaming, and real-time communication services for…
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  • Chrome Industries Rolls Out New Street-Tough Camera Bags

    Chance Kinney
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    Chrome has made a name for themselves by selling high-quality, durable gear built to survive the active, urban lifestyle. Their products, which include shoes, apparel, and messenger bags, have been a hit with cyclist commuters, but the company is now taking aim at mobile creative types with a new and improved line of camera bags. The BLCKCHRM Niko Photography Bag Collection includes the Niko Messenger, Niko Pack, and Niko Sling. The Niko Messenger is Chrome’s original camera bag, and features a quick-release black Hypalon buckle, so you can access the bag quickly. The inside has…
  • The Flux Capacitor Wristwatch is a Smartwatch from the Future

    Ali Heriyanto
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:54 am
    We are starting to get the feeling that ThinkGeek is obsessed with the Flux Capacitor. They recently made the Flux Capacitor into a portable car charger  and now they have decided to make it into a pretty sweet watch! Now this is a smartwatch! So if they remade Back to Future today, the Flux Capacitor would absolutely be a watch or an app! So how do you read the time on this thing? Press the button and get ready to count the flashing lights – it may look confusing as hell and you may even need a helping hand from Doc Brown, but eventually you will get used it. In all honesty, are you…
  • Katy Perry Confirmed to Headline Super Bowl XLIX on February 1

    Chip Chick Staff
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    Like me, you might have thought that this was already confirmed, but apparently all that business last month about Katy Perry doing the Super Bowl Halftime Show were just rumors. It wasn’t until last night that the NFL confirmed that Perry will indeed headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show, with Perry following up with her own confirmation tweet shortly after. Bob Costas made the announcement at halftime of last night’s Sunday Night Football game between the Giants and the Cowboys, which was paired with the release of a promo video made by Perry and Pepsi. So, the rumors were…
  • Win the Asus Padfone X mini Smartphone powered by Intel!

    Chip Chick Staff
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    The ASUS PadFone X mini is 4.5-inch 4G LTE smartphone that can be transformed into a 7-inch tablet. You might go as far as calling it a jack of all trades. And now, it also has the honor of being the first Intel powered LTE Smartphone in U.S.A. The phone comes packing a powerful Intel Atom processor, along with an Intel XMM 7160 LTE modem. And it gets even better – you can pick it up for just $199, on AT&T’s prepaid GoPhone plans – sans contract. Or you could win the ASUS PadFone X mini right here on this blog post! So enter below to win. a Rafflecopter giveaway The post Win…
  • Red Ranger to Make His Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Debut

    Chance Kinney
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    You read that right—incomprehensibly, there has never been a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I can’t think of any valid reason why it’s taken this long, but let’s just be happy that this grievous oversight is finally getting set right, with the Red Ranger getting a balloon at the 88th annual parade this year. This is also a good time to remind you, if you were unaware, that the show is entering its 22nd season on Nickelodeon, and that it has actually been running, nearly without interruption, since 1993. The new season will…
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  • 5 Apps You Need to Be Weary of as a Parent.

    7 Nov 2014 | 1:08 am
    Most teens have the world at their finger tips.     Everyday 100 different apps make their way into respective app stores. with the world at their finger tips, children can easily access any sort of information via any app they choose to download. However as a parent, this is a bit of a concern, as some children, who in pursuit of more information, stumble across the underbelly of the internet, which is home to several malevolent entities.   Here are 5 apps that you should be weary of, as a parent:   KIK MESSENGER: The App allows kids to send private messages that their…
  • The Digital Boom.

    7 Nov 2014 | 12:55 am
    Technology has changed lives across the world.   The world is not what it once was. It is ever changing, evolving, a leviathan of information, growing in stature , leaving its imprint on everything it touches in its wake. Gone are the days of slow dial up connections and phone modems. Gone are those days where one would have to wait anxiously in queues to catch the latest films or match. Everything has gone digital and this explosion of information has changed the way the game has been played, forever. And its this massive shift that’s left parents of the current generation in a…
  • VMware to Continue vCloud Air Global Expansion with New Service Location in Australia

    Pawan Dhl
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:26 am
    SYDNEY and PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 6, 2014 – VMware (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that it will extend VMware vCloud® Air™ (previously VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™) to Australia. Complementing the VMware vCloud Air Network™ of service provider options, the new Australian service location will provide customers with a hybrid cloud option operated by VMware that addresses local compliance and data protection concerns. The service is expected to be available in Australia in the first half of 2015.   Additionally, the…

    Pawan Dhl
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:22 am
    November 6th Mumbai: Anchor Electricals (A Panasonic Group Company), today announced the launch of its new professional LED lighting solutions for its consumers. The latest offerings from the house of Anchor offer reliable lighting solutions for all kinds of commercial, retail and hospitality sectors. With the launch of this range of solutions, the company is aiming at tapping lucrative opportunities present in the solutions business. Along with an already established expanding residential LED luminaire portfolio, the company aims at growing its presence as a lighting solutions provider.

    Pawan Dhl
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:16 am
    New Delhi, 5th November, 2014: Delivering on its commitment to constantly innovate, Panasonic India today unveiled its latest smartphone- P55. The company has been introducing new & unique design elements with every new smartphone, and this time has proved new grounds with the launch of P55. Its unique tile patterned back cover gives the phablet a premium & elegant look while keeping the thickness to just 7.9mm making it a delight to use. The P55 is the latest addition to its phablet line-up, having a 13.9cm (5.5) IPS HD display, and a Quad Core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. It runs…
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  • Newspaper Responsive Blogger Template

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

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

    Carmela Maraan
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:31 am
    Movie buffs will love your blog if you use Hash Movie Blogger template. It’s specially designed for movies, movie posters, movie trailers, movie reviews, videos, and video playlists. Its 4-column layout allows you to maximize your content display, which also lets you display ads, with plenty of space left over for other relevant links, images, and buttons. It supports several social media buttons so your readers can easily share your content to a wider range of networks. Hash Movie Blogger template can be downloaded for free, but you’ll get video playlist functions and other…
  • Picker Responsive Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:37 am
    Sometimes all you need is simplicity in form and function when picking the right blog template for you. If you’re using Blogger, then Picker Responsive Blogger template may be just the right choice. Although it looks simple, Picker offers a lot in terms of function and versatility. You can use it for any type of blog niche, be it personal, gallery, business, or professional. Whatever niche you choose to use this template with, you can be guaranteed that your content will be displayed elegantly. Picker’s key features include: Responsive Design Custom Widgets Browser Compatibility…
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    4 Nov 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Engaged template for Blogger has a bold design that will beautifully reflect its user’s personality. With plenty of great features and functions, this template can be easily adapted towards several blog niches, such as magazine, personal, writing, journaling, and news. True to its name. Engaged will keep your visitors and readers engaged for a long time, thanks to the plethora of content that it can showcase. At the very least, you’ll find plenty of visual treats and interesting material to browse through in its homepage. Whatever niche you may be blogging about, you’re sure…
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  • You Can now See Devices With Access to Your Google Account

    Radu Tyrsina
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Google is always interested in improving the security of its products and now it has made a minor, but important addition to its Devices & activity dashboard. Google has updated its Devices and Activity dashboard with new features that give users additional insight over the devices accessing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • New ‘Themes’ App for Cyanogen Lets Users Tweak Everything about the OS

    Radu Tyrsina
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
    When you think about Cyanogen, customization is the first thing that comes to mind. To make sure that Android users get exactly this message about the open source operating system, Steve Kondik and Cyanogen Inc. have come up with the new Themes application. The new Themes app will allow users to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Apple’s Black Friday Deals Include Discounts on iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod and More

    Radu Tyrsina
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    When it comes to Black Friday deals, Apple likes to be pretty conservative and doesn’t come up with big discounts. So, usually, customers find better iPhone and iPad deals at traditional retail stores, such as Best Buy, Walmart and others. This year it’s just the same, as Apple has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Best Android Apps This Week

    Radu Tyrsina
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:51 am
    For the past few days, we’ve seen important apps being launched on the Play Store, and you’ll find some of them below. If you missed our previous list, do check it out as you’ll find such apps as Google Messenger, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Groupon’s Getaways and much more. So,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note Launched in India for Rs.8,999, 4G Version will Cost Rs.9,999

    Raju PP
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:43 pm
    This one was long due. Xiaomi has finally launched the Redmi Note smartphone in India at Rs.8,999 (~$147). The phone will go on sale on Flipkart on December 2nd, through the usual ‘Flash Sale’. And interested people can register for the flash sale starting 6pm tomorrow (November 25th).... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • We’ve Been Ranked Among Top Indian App Developers 2014 by AppIndex!

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

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

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

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

    C.R. Venkatesh
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:58 am
    We are thrilled to announce the launch of our e-book, How to Gain Millions of Users for Your Gaming App, which provides developers with valuable information and guidelines for success in the app marketplace. Developers are aware that the app market is saturated with millions of apps, and standing out from the lot to gain the attention of gamers can take quite an effort. Our new e-book explores the entire process of developing and marketing a gaming app, from concept to post-launch follow-up, and highlights the best ways to gain visibility and traction in the app market. The potential of any…
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  • WSJ: Galaxy S5 sales 40 percent below Samsung's expectations

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Samsung's mobile business has been having a rough year - it's still one of the biggest and most profitable players in the Android ecosystem, but profits are down. That can be attributed at least in part to lower than expected sales of the company's flagship Galaxy S5. The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung increased production by 20 percent relative to last year's Galaxy S4, but that it actually sold 40 percent less than it expected to. The S4 sold around 16 million phones in its first three months on the market, compared to just 12 million for the S5. Samsung was becoming far too…
  • The final countdown for NPAPI in Chrome

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Currently Chrome supports NPAPI plugins, but they are blocked by default unless the user chooses to allow them for specific sites (via the page action UI). A small number of the most popular plugins are whitelisted and allowed by default. In January 2015 we will remove the whitelist, meaning all plugins will be blocked by default. In April 2015 NPAPI support will be disabled by default in Chrome and we will unpublish extensions requiring NPAPI plugins from the Chrome Web Store. Although plugin vendors are working hard to move to alternate technologies, a small number of users still rely on…
  • iMac with Retina display vs. the original Apple Macintosh

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
    When first released in 1984, the Apple Macintosh shipped with a black-and-white 512 x 342 display. Fast forward 30 years to the release of the iMac with Retina 5K display, which ships with a 5,120 x 2,880 display with support for millions of colours. That's an increase from 175,000 pixels to more than 14.7 million - an 8,400% increase. 80 of the original Macintosh displays fit within a single Retina 5K display. The picture really does speak a thousand words. This post turns everything around.
  • NetBSD launches stability updates

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:18 am
    The NetBSD project has announced two important stability updates for its highly portable operating system. The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 5.1.5, the fifth security/bugfix update of the NetBSD 5.1 release branch, and NetBSD 5.2.3, the third security/bugfix update of the NetBSD 5.2 release branch. They represent a selected subset of fixes deemed important for security or stability reasons, and if you are running a prior release of either branch, we strongly suggest that you update to one of these releases. Details on the two updated branches of NetBSD can be found in the…
  • Quartz OS aims to bring Material Design to the desktop

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:17 am
    Quantum OS aims to build a new operating system based on Linux, with a user interface built on Qt and designed according to Google's Material Design guidelines. We plan to develop the desktop shell and applications primarily using Qt 5 and QML, which will allow us to build highly polished and dynamic user interfaces and will work well for implementing Material Design. If possible, we will build the desktop shell in as much QML as possible built on top of the QtCompositor API, which provides a Qt framework for building a Wayland compositor. As for the base system, they're still not sure if…
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  • iPad mini 2 with Retina display Review

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    The new iPad mini 2 (or iPad mini with Retina display, if you want to give it Apple’s elongated title) is the next step in the smaller tablet wars – and with Google and Amazon stepping up their respective games, the Cupertino brand needed something that hit back with strength. However, even with that […]
  • iPad Air 2 Review

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    It was hard to see how Apple could improve on the first iPad Air – arguably the finest tablet ever produced. And then it went and did so with the iPad Air 2. You can talk all you like about what counts as "too thin" but there’s no denying that this new tablet is a […]
  • iPad mini 3 Review

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The iPad mini 3 is a curious beast. Curious insofar in that I don’t really know where it’s supposed to fit into the tablet market, an arena arguably created by Apple itself. It’s not the top-end tablet that technology fans will lust after, given it’s based almost entirely on last year’s technology. Nor is it […]
  • Far Cry 4 Review

    Digital Trends
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Far Cry 4 is at its best when you ignore the story and focus on the open world’s beautiful, living take on unhinged chaos. (8 out of 10) Pros Beautiful open world Autonomous environments create unscripted moments Cons Idiotic scripted story Unlikable characters get in the way of the good stuff Far Cry 4 […]
  • Samsung UN65HU8550 65-inch 4K Ultra HD LED TV Review

    Big Picture Big Sound
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    We test Samsung’s top 4K Ultra HD 65-inch flat panel, and compare it to its curved brother, the U9000. (3.5 out of 4) Flat’s Where It’s At Now that we’re into Year 3 of Ultra HD, it’s quite remarkable how fast prices have fallen since Year 1. Now priced at $3,300 (MSRP) for the 65″ […]
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  • Windows 10 Build 9888 Bumps Kernel Version to 10.0

    Deepesh Agarwal
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:23 am
    A new kernel version signify new changes at the very core level of the operating-system, and the build 9888 of Microsoft Windows 10 which just surfaced via some private channel suggests a kernel version jump from 6.4 to version 10.0 as shown in images below. This large jump in kernel version number hints at massive overhaul of the underlying components and seems to be targeted on company's effort to consolidate all of its platforms into OneCore, a name given by Microsoft to it's single kernel for all of the company's operating systems (Desktop and Mobile).
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Complete Schedule

    Deepesh Agarwal
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:29 pm
    The much awaited event for cricket fans is finally approaching and here we have the final schedule and venue information for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
  • [Exclusive] Wazzmedia 6 Months Premium Access For Free : Unblock regional video and audio restrictions with ease

    Deepesh Agarwal
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:26 am
    As we all know, there are lots of websites on internet that are geographically restricted, for example there is Netflix with lots of movies and TV shows that is available only in few countries. Wazzmedia creators live in country where Netflix, Hulu, Pandora and any other website similar to those three are restricted. And a lot of us know that feeling when you try vpn tunnels or proxy server, that simply isn't fast enough to stream this media content without buffering or high quality experience. So Wazzmedia was born. It is a simple Chrome/Firefox extension that sorts traffic and does it very…
  • Let's Encrypt - Free, Automated, and Open SSL Certification Service

    Deepesh Agarwal
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:11 am
    With so much of personal and sensitive information flowing through internet which can be easily tapped into, end-to-end encryption should be the default mode of online communication. But to achieve that website owners not only need to purchase SSL certificates from verified registry's but also have to install(takes 2-3 hours), and manage them which makes them keep using HTTP instead of HTTPS. Let’s Encrypt is all set to change that, the new "free certificate authority" lets everyone be up and running with basic server certificates for their domains through a simple one-click process. Backed…
  • Easy Screen Capture And Annotation - Giveaway Of 10 Licenses Worth $300

    Deepesh Agarwal
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:26 am
    Due to the huge interest in the past for the products provided by MindGems Inc., Megaleecher is once again organizing a giveaway. This time we provide 10 licenses worth $300 for Easy Screen Capture And Annotation. Easy Screen Capture And Annotation is a powerful utility for creating and editing screen captures. The tool can capture and annotate any part of the screen. It provides many annotation objects like callouts, arrows, highlights and others that will help to clarify the captured content. There are also effects like pixelize and blur that can be used to hide sensitive information. It…
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  • A Clearer View of the Future of Google Glass

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

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

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

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

    Rex Hammock
    1 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    In the olden days of print, there was a term called “orphan ” that referred to a headline or paragraph with a lonely word dangling on a line by itself. The copy editor would rewrite it “to get rid of the orphan.” (For a discussion of widows and orphans, see: Today, when we all read our news on various size screens on sites with “responsive design,” the headline length is not measured by “size” but by its relationship to the width of a container that I’ll just call “a column” (i.e., 100% of…
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • iOS 8.1.1 Update Details With IPSW Download Links

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

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 39 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update is a major update bumping up the version number to 39.0.2171.65. It comes with a number of fixes and improvements to the web browser. The fixes and improvements includes 64-bit support for Mac, a number of new apps/extension APIs, lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance. If you are a Google Chrome user, the web browser should download the update and install it automatically. Tip! Bookmark this page for latest Google Chrome web browser updates. You…
  • Download OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update: Fixes Bugs, Security Issues, Stability Issues

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Apple released the first major update for OS X Yosemite 10.10 for Mac bumping the version number to OS X 10.10.1. OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update is a recommended update that includes a huge list of bug fixes, stability enhancements, and security updates. According to the change log, some major bugs like WiFi reliability issues, Mail app problems, Time Machine backup issues are fixed with this update. If you are running OS X Yosemite, you should download and install OS X 10.10.1 update. If you have set your Mac to install updates automatically, your Mac must have already updated. If you want to…
  • Five Best Alternative Web Browsers For Windows, You Never Know Existed

    SK Mezanul Haque
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:12 pm
    The world is progressing towards “everything on cloud” phase, making web browsers the most used application for anyone and everyone. It now doesn’t matter much which platform you are using. Be it Windows, OS X, Linux or cloud based operating system such as Chromium, you always need a web browser to access the Internet. The omnipresent presence of web browsers in our day-to-day life has made it such, we never give it a second thought. Anyone accessed the world-wide web ever is already familiar with web browsers. Popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox,…
  • Download Firefox 33.1 Update, Features Forget Button, Enhanced Tiles, Privacy Tour, DuckDuckGo Search

    SK Mezanul Haque
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Mozilla has released the latest update of Firefox web browser. Firefox 33.1. Along with the update Mozilla added four new features (listed below). If you are a Firefox web browser user it should have automatically updated itself. For automatic updates you need to have Mozilla Maintenance installed. If you like to update Firefox manually, click on the Open Menu button, then on the Question mark icon button. It will opening the About dialog box from the Help menu in the web browser. Firefox Update: What’s New? New Forget Button added Enhanced Tiles Privacy tour introduced Adding…
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  • Create a Tree View of your Google Drive

    Amit Agarwal
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
    If you have ever worked with DOS or Linux before, you’ll be familiar with the “tree” command that recursively lists all the files and folders in the current directory in a tree like format. Most of us prefer visual navigation through Windows Explorer or Mac Finder but a unique advantage with the tree command is that you can save and print the directory structure. Tree Command for your Google Drive I have written a little Google Script that is much like running “tree” but against your Google Drive. It creates a hierarchical tree diagram of all the files and…
  • Who Tweeted It First on Twitter?

    Amit Agarwal
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:01 am
    Twitter has recently opened up their archives making it possible for anyone to search the entire Twitter database ever since the first tweet was published in 2006. This time-sorted archive of billions to tweets will be extremely helpful for research and more so when you are trying to find out who broke the news first on Twitter or who the original source of a quote is. To give you an example, if you want to know who said something first on Twitter, say the iPhone, you can head to Twitter’s advanced search, choose a range of dates and dig through the old tweets. If a match is found, you…
  • Get Daily Email Reports of your Google Drive Activity

    Amit Agarwal
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:20 pm
    The Google Drive website includes an Activity Stream to help you monitor changes to the various files and folders contained in your Drive. Whether you upload a file, move a file from one folder to another or change the sharing permissions, your actions will get logged. This is especially useful for users who have shared files in their Drive that can be edited by external users. The Activity Stream is however not available inside mobile apps and you’d have to log into the Google Drive website website daily to see what files and folders have changed recently. Know What’s Changed in…
  • How to Tell if Google Considers your Website as Mobile Friendly

    Amit Agarwal
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:10 pm
    You can no longer afford to not have a mobile-friendly website that isn’t readable or usable on a mobile phone. That’s because Google is now clearly marking websites (screenshot) in mobile search results that it considers mobile friendly and if that tag isn’t getting displayed around your content, your website may see a drop in mobile traffic. Responsive design is definitely the way to go but will that be enough. How do you confirm if your web pages are considered mobile friendly by Google? There are quite a few options. One, you can do a search in Google on…
  • The Best Websites to Learn Coding Online

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:36 am
    The Learn to Code movement, with the backing of the likes of Obama and Bill Gates, is picking up momentum worldwide and that is actually a very good thing as even basic programming skills can have a major impact. If you can teach yourself how to write code, you will gain a competitive edge over your peers, you can think more algorithmically and thus can tackle problems more efficiently. Don’t just download the latest app, help redesign it. Don’t just play on your phone, program it. — Obama. There’s no reason why shouldn’t know the basics of coding. You can automate…
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  • Samsung is powering down its ChatOn messaging app, report says

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Samsung may be dialing back its instant messaging service, ChatOn. The Korea Times reports that the company will start shutting it off gradually in parts of the world where its usage is low.However, Samsung may not nix the service entirely. It’s currently available in 120 countries and 63 different languages, topping out with 100 million participants, at one point. Instead of killing it off, according to the report, the South Korean company will focus on markets where it’s more popular. It also may look into how many active users it has, as ChatOn comes preinstalled on most Samsung…
  • Tablet craze cools down as iPad shipments decline

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:49 am
    It’s time to kiss the tablet boom goodbye, as shipments of the once-dominant Apple iPad decline amid a worldwide slowdown for the mobile devices.Shipments of all tablets worldwide will increase by just 7.2 percent this year, compared to 52.5 percent in 2013, according to a projection from research firm IDC. Tablet shipments this year will total 235.7 million.The numbers reflect widespread reliance on PCs and smartphones for computing and communicating. Buying trends show that consumers and businesses still look to run full-fledged applications on PCs, which have experienced a jump in sales…
  • The Regin malware threat: Real protections against a mysterious danger

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    Regin, the latest malware threat, is also one of the more mysterious ones. When Symantec unveiled details of the new cyber espionage campaign last weekend, its researchers described it as a highly sophisticated threat with an unprecedented level of technical competence.Security experts outside of Symantec, however, take issue with the assertion that Regin is an advanced malware attack. “Although Regin may have gone undetected in some environments, the malware is not particularly stealthy,” said Ken Westin, security analyst with Tripwire. “It makes a number of file changes and registry…
  • Randal's Monday review: Pop culture jokes can't save this point-and-click's poor puzzles

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    "We all wish we could go back and change some of the mistakes we've made in our lives, but what happens when the man who's been given that opportunity is a sociopathic, kleptomaniac, good-for-nothing moron?"So asks one of Randal's Monday's opening lines. The answer? A ton of illogical puzzles, apparently.Help, I'm stepping into the Twilight Zone The easiest way to describe Randal's Monday is this: Kevin Smith (of Clerks and Chasing Amy fame) didn't make it, but you'd believe me if I said he did. What Clerks did for the film industry, Randal's Monday does for games. That is to say, it's a…
  • Twitter Offers drops digital coupons into your feed

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    If ads on Twitter weren’t annoying enough, some will start asking for your credit card info, in the hopes you’ll load up on store discounts.Twitter Offers, launched Tuesday, lets companies incorporate in-store promotions in ads that appear in users’ feeds. This is not a way to buy things on Twitter; it’s a tool to add a discount to your credit or debit card, which can be redeemed in physical stores. The data stands to give Twitter a huge leg up on gauging the effectiveness of its ads on in-store sales.If enough people go along with it, that is.Starting in the U.S. only, a handful of…
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  • You May Be Drinking Eggnog, But in 2015 The Enterprise Will Be Drinking From Data Ponds

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

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

    Jeff Reser
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:17 am
    VoltDB is an in-memory scale-out SQL database built to power the next generation of streaming data applications, including recommendation engines, sensor applications like smart-grid power systems, telco policy and billing, real-time digital advertising platforms, click stream processing, auditing of market data orders, and risk management and fraud detection. As highlighted in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems, it is evident that VoltDB is one of rising stars in the constellation of ultra high-performance and highly scalable databases – using…
  • Lightning Strikes with Fast Data Access at Salesforce’s New York World Tour

    Sumit Sarkar
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    Sumit Sarkar Real time data integration and connectivity has always been a challenge for businesses, and accessing legacy data from Salesforce and apps is no different. Salesforce is the application epicenter for CRM programs and sales leads in many companies. Now with the advent of Salesforce1 Lightning Connect enabling businesses to connect legacy business data with Salesforce, Progress DataDirect is offering real-time connectivity in a way that makes the data integration easier than ever. By leveraging the power of the Salesforce1 Platform, Progress is helping companies transform…
  • SDK for Financial Services to control their data destiny | ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET, ODATA

    Sumit Sarkar
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    One of my favorite onsite meetings is with R&D teams at Financial Services shops for the following reasons: Smart and talented R&D teams Build and deliver highly sophisticated systems and operate similar to a software company Do real work with real data Adopt and experiment with the latest technologies DataDirect Custom Connectivity for Financial Services R&D I’ve learned a lot from meeting with finserv database R&D teams around data connectivity, and I want to give back to my new techie friends with DataDirect OpenAccess SDK. The most common thing I’m hearing is the…
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    Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  • Fine Line Glass Tinting

    itvibes tech
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:52 pm
    The Woodlands Web Design & Marketing Fine Line Glass Tinting is an authorized dealer and applicator of 3M and Huper Optik window films in The Woodlands, Spring, and Conroe, and has been proudly serving the North Houston, Spring, and Woodlands areas since 1987. A family owned and operated company, They are committed to providing top-quality residential and commercial window film installations. Their 27+ years of experience, unsurpassed service, and quality window film and tint products are the key to your satisfaction and their success. At Fine Line, They stand behind their work 100% and…
  • Prepare Your Online Marketing Strategy For 2015

    ITVibes Support
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:56 pm
    As we approach the final days of 2014 and we look back on the year, we hope you exceeded your business goals and experienced much success. We had an exciting year helping our clients build their 21st century websites and use them as an essential tool in developing their brand. ITVibes is glad to be a part of our clients’ digital marketing success through web design, content management, social media marketing, and training. These online strategies are allowing our clients to increase their sales and prepare for the future. This past year we saw an increase in companies wanting to expand…
  • How to Use Social Media to Improve Customer Service

    ITVibes Support
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Excellent customer service is the foundation of your customers’ happiness, and let’s face it, it’s the key to your success. We all want to do business with a company who cares about us, who we can relate to, and we trust. This is especially true in today’s world because social media has made doing business completely transparent. How do you entice new customers and how do you keep your existing customers happy? And how can social media help improve your overall customer service? Here are some keys to building happy customers with social media: Take advantage of every moment of…
  • Community Christian Church

    itvibes tech
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:18 pm
    The Woodlands Web Design & Marketing Hello and Welcome to Community Christian Church! Thank you for visiting their website. Community Christian Church is an exciting place, helping all kinds of people make sense out of life through Christ-centered living. They are a diverse and growing church, committed to reflecting their community in order to reach the community around us for Christ. They are committed to dynamic, Christ-centered worship and the teaching of God’s Word. They are a church on a mission, engaged in ministry, and making a real difference in our world for Jesus Christ.
  • How to Market Your Business on Facebook

    ITVibes Support
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Think about it from a customer’s point of view. As you post updates, pictures, videos, and more, always keep in mind what your customers find interesting, inspiring, or thought provoking. Also consider the following: How will you communicate with them? What do you want them to know about your business? How can your business solve their problems? Here’s are some tips on how to use Facebook as part of your online marketing strategy: Who is your target audience? It’s imperative that you know and understand your target audience. Once you know your target audience then you know which type of…
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  • Xbox One Plex App is Ready, While Still Waiting for 360 Version

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Introduction Plex media player/center is one of the most famous app for Xbox and it has soon unveiled  Xbox One Plex App. This app is already available for free download for the users who benefit of a Plex Pass membership. Another release, which aims the Xbox 360, is still awaited, but it is expected for later this year. A few words about Plex Plex is offering apps on various platforms, including: Apple iOS Google Chromecast Xbox One Xbox 360 The introduction of these new versions of  Xbox One Plex App and the soon-to-come for Xbox 360, is expected to bring a lot of benefits to both Plex…
  • Which Is The Best Smartwatch Available Today?

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:14 am
    Short introduction Smartwatches are some of the most popular devices in our days and they are meant to help you create a connection with your phone, by allowing it to deliver notifications right on your wrist. They have a variety of features, such as allowing you to see who’s calling or texting you, control music playback on your phone or even help you with your workouts by offering certain fitness features. The variety of smartwatches available on the market today is relatively large, since many of the great names in the tech field have tried their best to come with a new and improved…
  • How Technology Changes Travel and Vacations

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Technology is ever evolving and affects all aspects of our lives. Specifically, tech advancements in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry have caused major improvements in overall traveler experience. With holidays fast approaching, we’re reminded of what to be grateful for and during the busiest travel season of the year, one thing many trip-goers can surely count as a blessing is how technology today makes travelling significantly less stressful and definitely more enjoyable. Planning & Research – Mapping out an adventure and getting around in a destination unknown can be…
  • Microsoft Lumia, not ending the Century Old Nokia Brand

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Microsoft decided to drop the Nokia name and on its future phones. While Microsoft has been in operation for about four decades, Nokia brand is about one and half centuries or 15 decades. They have weathered many storms and invested in several businesses ranging from rubber and forestry, to telephone systems and mobile phones. Nokia has a way of re-inventing itself and will most likely dominate the mobile phone field in the near future. Brief History of Nokia and investments Nokia humbly started way back 1865, when Fredrick Idestam, a mining engineer had first built his first wood pulp mill…
  • Video Conferencing the Future Communication Tool for Companies

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Since video conferencing has improved over the years, presently there is the possibility to meet anyone from any remote region of the world with a video conference. Benefits of this tool could be harnessed by large companies with good effect. It has the potential to improve the efficiency of the company and to save lots of money spent on travelling. Since airline costs are escalating every year, reduction of travel expenses is also a factor that encourages companies to go for video conferencing. Though it might cost some money, building and equipping a video conference is a need of the hour…
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  • Here’s How You Can Bypass Throttling Of Netflix And Other Videos By Using A VPN

    Ram kumar
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    It is not very uncommon these days that the Internet Service providers (ISP), under the strict guidelines of Governments, have to throttle the access... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Does An Analytics Degree Make Sense For Your Future?

    Pradeep Kumar
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    We live in the midst of the information age, where technology is constantly evolving and tons of data is at our fingertips. Data and analytics go... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A Comprehensive Review Of Clair Air Purifier: Breathe Fresh, Live Healthier

    Ram kumar
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:29 pm
    With the way technology has advanced rapidly in the past few years, nothing seems unconquerable by the humankind. But there is something else that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 3M™ ePrivacy Filter Software – Must Have For Visual Security

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 3M for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If you are a fan of those high-tech geek movies then... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Useful Image Optimization Tools For Bloggers

    Jayaditya Chakrabarty
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:40 pm
    A picture tells a thousand words, we all know that fact. And this is also applicable when you are writing any content for your blog, if an article is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Bright Side of News* » Languages » English

  • Nadav Dakner on Content Marketing, ‘Death of PageRank’ and Startups Living on Borrowed Time

    J. Angelo Racoma
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:01 am
    Startup companies often live on “borrowed time,” says Israeli entrepreneur Nadav Dakner. As founder and CEO at InboundJunction, a team that consults on PR and content strategy for reputable brands, Dakner has experienced having to deal with major externalities that have affected his business, including the on-and-off Israel-Palestine conflict, as well as the ever-changing policies and algorithms of search companies. He recalls almost being drafted for two- to three-week military service right in the middle of doing important work. One takeaway from our interview is that…
  • 343i Apologizes For Turbulent Master Chief Collection Launch

    Derek Strickland
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:10 pm
    343 Industries studio head and founder Bonnie Ross has delivered an official apology for the problems surrounding the Halo: Master Chief Collection. “With the initial release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, however, we have not delivered the experience you deserve,” Ross said in a recent blog post on Halo Waypoint. “I personally apologize for this on behalf of us all at 343 Industries. Our team is committed to working around the clock until these issues are resolved.” Since it was launched two weeks ago this month, Master Chief’s return to his home console…
  • Dark Souls 2 Launching On Xbox One And PS4 In 2015

    Derek Strickland
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Dark Souls 2 is officially coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One via a remastered edition entitled Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, From Software and Namco Bandai have announced. The Scholar of the First Sin compilation will feature the original Dark Souls 2 along with its three accompanying DLC packs as well as a bevy of new tweaks, additions and enhancements across the board. PC is also a listed platform for the collection.   As for the PS4 and Xbox One flavors, the edition promises high-fidelity graphics as well as a host of in-game updates including new in-game events, a…
  • San Diego Carriers Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile Tied in Performance

    Anshel Sag
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:38 pm
    According to Roometrics’ latest data for the second half of 2014, if you are a customer of AT&T (NYSE: T), T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) or Verizon (NYSE: VZ) you are going to get about exactly the same experience. However, if you go with Sprint (NYSE: S), you will suffer some performance or coverage issues. That means, when you compare AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile you can do so knowing that your experience will essentially be around the same in San Diego and that you can buy based on value rather than ‘marketing’ from the carriers. Traditionally, Verizon and AT&T are the…
  • WARMACHINE: Tactics Full Version Stomps It’s Way to Steam

    Sandro Vrhovac
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:22 pm
    WARMACHINE: Tactics , a turn based strategy game for PC and Mac is leaving it’s Early Access phase and moving on to full version now available on Steam for $39.99. In addition to skirmish and multiplayer game modes full version adds a 20 mission single player campaign. Developed by WhiteMoon Dreams and published by Privateer Press Interactive WARMACHINE: Tactics is based on the famous WARMACHINE tabletop miniatures game. Funded by Kickstarter and greatly accepted by Early Access players it reached full version in mere 15 months. WARMACHINE setting takes place in the world of Caen and…
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    Latest Articles from WRAL Tech Wire

  • Automakers aim to drive away vehicle computer hackers

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    Automakers are betting heavily that consumers will want not just the maps and music playlists of today but also Internet-enabled vehicles that stream movies and the turn dictation into email. The federal government wants to require cars to send each other electronic messages warning of dangers on the road.
  • 'Shared economy' challenges Raleigh on regulatory issues

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    "We haven't kept up with all the technology with the 'shared economy,'" City Councilwoman Mary-Ann Baldwin says after Raleigh receives complaint about Airbnb online room sharing service.
  • Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from and whether trains are running on time.
  • Cirrus Pharmaceuticals adds clinical-scale manufacturing

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:15 am
    Morrisville-based Cirrus Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical contract development company, is converting about 700 square feet of lab space at its Morrisville site for flexible clinical-scale drug manufacturing.
  • Unidentified country likely behind spying software

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Cyber-security researchers say they've identified a highly sophisticated computer hacking program that appears to have been used by an as-yet unidentified government to spy on banks, telecommunications companies, official agencies and other organizations around the world.
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  • Here’s How You Can Bypass Throttling Of Netflix And Other Videos By Using A VPN

    Ram kumar
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    It is not very uncommon these days that the Internet Service providers (ISP), under the strict guidelines of Governments, have to throttle the access... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Does An Analytics Degree Make Sense For Your Future?

    Pradeep Kumar
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    We live in the midst of the information age, where technology is constantly evolving and tons of data is at our fingertips. Data and analytics go... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A Comprehensive Review Of Clair Air Purifier: Breathe Fresh, Live Healthier

    Ram kumar
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:29 pm
    With the way technology has advanced rapidly in the past few years, nothing seems unconquerable by the humankind. But there is something else that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 3M™ ePrivacy Filter Software – Must Have For Visual Security

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 3M for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If you are a fan of those high-tech geek movies then... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Useful Image Optimization Tools For Bloggers

    Jayaditya Chakrabarty
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:40 pm
    A picture tells a thousand words, we all know that fact. And this is also applicable when you are writing any content for your blog, if an article is... [[ 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

  • My 2014 Holiday Gadget Gift Guide (web version) is Here!

    Terry White
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Last week I released my 2014 Holiday Gadget Gift Guide as an interactive EPUB and as promised I’m releasing the web version today! That’s right it’s my guide to help you with you holiday shopping for the gadget lover (freak) on your list. The way this thing started was each year towards the holiday season all my friends started asking me and emailing about what my picks were in various categories and of course the answers were usually the same. So I decided to compile a list and just email it to the folks that asked. Once again I’ve put together a Holiday Gadget Gift…
  • How to Use Lightroom Mobile to Get Client Feedback on your Photos

    Terry White
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:11 pm
    In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, I’ll show you how to use Lightroom Mobile to get client feedback on your photos. Find out which photos your clients like and perhaps want to purchase.  Lightroom 5.7 and Adobe Camera RAW 8.7 Released Today! I cover the new features of Lightroom 5.7 as they relate to Lightroom Mobile in the video above. However, there are some more things you should know: Integrated a utility to import images from Apple Aperture and Apple iPhoto libraries into Lightroom: Previously available as a separate and downloadable plug-in, this utility has now been…
  • My 2014 Holiday Gadget Gift Guide is Here and it’s an EPUB

    Terry White
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:11 pm
      Each year I put together my picks for the best Gadget Gifts to get that special someone on your Holiday Gift List. This year I decided to practice what I’ve been preaching and I’m releasing the guide as a cross platflorm interactive fixed layout EPUB 3.0 document as well as the web version. I built the the guide using Adobe InDesign CC. It’s interactive with videos, links and animation. The EPUB is a free download and while it’s focused on my top picks, you can access the full guide in the App as well (although it’s still being updated). Yes,…
  • My New Favorite Travel WiFi Router

    Terry White
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:11 pm
    I’ve traveled religiously with an Apple AirPort Express Base Station for years. It’s portable, it’s fast, and pain free in terms of setup. It just works. However, there’s one thing that made me look for a new solution. More and more hotel rooms and locations that I’m in on the road are now WiFi Only, meaning that newer hotel rooms are no longer equipped with wired ethernet jacks. Even those rooms that do have the wired ethernet ports are often disconnected. Sure I could just connect my devices to the WiFi network offered but that offers a set of challenges that I…
  • How To Create a Slideshow in InDesign CC for your Interactive ePUB

    Terry White
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:11 pm
    In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV I’ll show you how to create a slideshow in Adobe InDesign CC for your interactive ePUB. Are you missing out on my Bonus Content? See more of my Adobe Creative Cloud Videos on my Adobe Creative Cloud TV and get the App below. It features EXCLUSIVE CONTENT that no one else gets to see. This episode has a BONUS CLIP that is available only in the App! My iOS App is a Universal App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. I also have an Android version on the Amazon App Store: The post How To Create a Slideshow in InDesign CC for your Interactive ePUB…
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    The Evangelist Marketing Institute -- Alex L. Goldfayn -- Techniques For Revenue Growth

  • Even When You’re Busy…

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

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

    Alex Goldfayn
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Most people spend their work days putting out fires, which, by definition, is reactive effort. It also tends to be the work of dealing with unhappy customers — who are complaining about an incorrect order, a delayed delivery, or simply demanding to have your product or service yesterday. When we spend our days, and years, this way, we begin to believe all of our customers are unhappy. This could not be farther from the truth. Think about your customers: most them have been with you for years. Decades maybe. They stay with you, because they are happy with you. If I were to ask your…
  • Testimonial Paranoia

    Alex Goldfayn
    3 Nov 2014 | 4:43 am
    In the last week, I’ve delivered six workshops and keynote speeches in Denver, Houston, Chicago, and Las Vegas. During the portion of my sessions that covered communicating (not just collecting) testimonials, several people had this rather common resistance: “I’m not going to share my customers’ names so that my competition can steal them.” One guy who runs an eight-figure distributorship actually said to me, “You need to understand that our industry is different.” Listen to me carefully: No, it’s not. Your industry and your business —…
  • Thriving

    Alex Goldfayn
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    You deserve more revenue. You provide tremendous value to your customers. You improve their lives and grow their companies. Ask them, and they’ll tell you. As such, you deserve more revenue. But many others deserve for your company to grow as well: Your existing customers deserve to do business with a thriving, successful firm. Your staff and colleagues, who you’re with on the front lines every day, deserve to work for a flourishing, growing company. Your family certainly deserves that your company sells more, so that all of you can live better. Your prospects deserve to benefit…
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    Top News - WebProNews

  • Aretha Franklin Slams Author Of Unauthorized Biography

    Meaghan Ellis
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Aretha Franklin is not a happy camper at the moment. Apparently, the legendary “Queen of Soul” isn’t too pleased with the release of an unauthorized biography chronicling her life. As a matter of fact, she’s described the book as “trashy.” According to Billboard, the book titled Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin, was written by David Ritz and the “Rose Is Still A Rose” singer has made it quite that clear she is not fond of his literary work. She also insists a substantial amount of the information presented in the book is based on lies.
  • Microsoft Office, Dropbox Integrations Arrive

    Chris Crum
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Earlier this month, Dropbox and Microsoft announced a partnership, which would see Dropbox integrations with Microsoft Office on phones, tablets, and the web. Dropbox announced on Tuesday that the integrations are now here. Users can access Dropbox from Office apps, edit Office files directly from Dropbox (and sync them across devices), and share new or edited files from the Office apps using Dropbox’s sharing functionality. Dropbox’s Matthew Jaffe writes in a blog post, “The new Dropbox and Microsoft Office integrations are here! Now it’s easy to work on the Office files…
  • Michelle Duggar Aims to Save ’19 Kids and Counting’

    Kimberly Ripley
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Michelle Duggar and hubby Jim Bob have made news lately by issuing a ‘kissing photo challenge’ on Facebook. They issued a rule about their challenge, saying it must feature married couples kissing. When a gay married couples posted their photos, the 19 Kids and Counting matriarch and patriarch took them down. Some people were outraged by that move and have petitioned for TLC to remove their show from the network–calling them anti-gay. Michelle Duggar is countering their petition, however, in her effort to save 19 Kids and Counting. A petition asks TLC to cancel…
  • Pinterest Android App Gets An Update

    Chris Crum
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Pinterest recently gave its iOS app a significant overhaul. Now, the company announced its Android counterpart’s update. Android users will find simplified navigation, some visual tweaks, and a quicker start-up time. Here’s a quick look at the before and after: The update is rolling out. It also includes some bug fixes. Earlier this month, Pinterest launched a new look for profiles on the desktop, opting for round profile photos rather than square ones. The design also adopted a centered approach. Image via Pinterest
  • Witney Carson, Alfonso Ribeiro Dance Their Way to Two Perfect Scores on DWTS

    Sean Patterson
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:54 am
    This fall’s Dancing with the Stars competition will come to a close tonight as the three remaining dance pairs put it all on the line for a chance to become the season 19 winners. ABC’s Dancing with the Stars is a ballroom dancing competition featuring celebrities and professional dancers. Celebrities are paired with dancers and compete weekly on network television, with pairs eliminated each week. Last night the first episode of this week’s season 19 finals aired, further paring down the competition to just three dance pairs. Competitors were tasked with reprising a dance…
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  • Xiaomi Launches the RedMi Note and RedMi Note 4G in India

    Arpit Verma
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:10 am
    After teasing us for a while, Xiaomi has decided to bring their first phablet device, the Xiaomi RedMi Note in India. As a surprise, Xiaomi also announced a 4G variant of the same device for India, which will retail for Rs 9,999, an exact 1K more than the standard dual SIM 3G variant of the device. Both the devices will be launched on Flipkart exclusively, though you can pick up the Note 4G from select Airtel outlets in the Metro cities too. The RedMi Note 3G will go on sale on Flipkart on December 2, with registrations opening on November 25th, and will see the RedMi 1S retired for a while…
  • Nexus 6 Has a Hidden Notifications LED

    Arpit Verma
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    We love a surprise or two, in fact, there is no greater joy than discovering a feature on a smartphone that you thought did not even exist. This is exactly the case with the  Nexus 6 which is already an extremely capable device. When the device was launched, a few questions were asked of Motorola and Google about the decision to not include an LED light for notification alerts. It was a minor thing, but notification lights have been a big deal on Android phones, and just about all flagships have one. However, just like a good old surprise, Motorola has surprised us with a Notification light…
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Announced

    Arpit Verma
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Corning has announced the fourth iteration of its famous Gorilla Glass. The glass series which has found home on more than 7 billion devices already is the most preferred glass housing for the display for all the major OEMs in the world. The previous generation, Gorilla Glass 3 alone has been installed on more than 3 billion devices, which kind of gives you an idea of the popularity and mass consumption of the product. The Gorilla Glass 4 is made out of the same fusion draw process that other Gorilla Glass products have been made out of, though despite the same process, the strength of the…
  • Telegram Receives Major Update on Android: Gets Material Design and new Security Features

    Arpit Verma
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:37 pm
    As the world of technology was sweating and weeping over the lack of privacy and messages being leaked thanks to insecure servers, one application that won the hearts of everyone was Telegram. In fact at a time when the likes of iMessage and Whatsapp were getting shot down, Telegram was making waves thanks to its end to end encryption and secure servers. It is little surprise, therefore that the application is the second most downloaded in the list of free apps on the Google Play Store. Not resting on the popularity, Telegram has decided to bring an all new UI to the application, which…
  • Toggle Mobile Data on your Android 5.0 Running Smartphone with this Application

    Arpit Verma
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Mobile data is as precious as currency. Despite several telecom players committing to making mobile data affordable, fact remains that data is still expensive and as a result it makes sense you want to penny drop and save every kb possible when it comes to mobile data. And one way of doing this is micromanaging when the data is on. For example, when you are asleep at night, you may not really want mobile data and might as well simply turn it off. But turning mobile data on Android phone can involve several steps, either by going into the notifications bar or into settings unless you have a…
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  • How to Get Keywords And Turn Them Into Traffic Generating Content by Peter Garety

    22 Nov 2014 | 4:34 am
    Finding it, you will certainly discover a great deal of the most beneficial suggestions ever on the best ways to make a lot of cash in an extremely easy method, simply by remaining at house and clicking mouse.His major specialized is producing WordPress plugins, so you can be sure that his development group and technical support is going to be ALIVE for many years to come. All his plugins and created to enhance traffic and or conversions.Peter Garety is the creator of over 50 IM items, and he's rapidly ending up being a household name in the IM market.The P1 Video Magnet Package testimonial…
  • Why This Entrepreneur Makes All New Hires Live With Him for a Month

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:39 pm
    The founder of whiskey company WhistlePig brings all new employees up to his farm in rural, middle-of-no-where Vermont for at least a month. It's costly both...
  • Jake Desyllas: How to Become an Entrepreneur

    16 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    Kyle Platt chats with entrepreneur and writer, Jake Desyllas, about the steps to becoming an entrepreneur, and how it can lead to boundless personal freedom!...
  • Top Tips These 3 Leaders Used to Launch Their Business

    16 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    Entrepreneurs blaze their own trail, often not knowing what the path holds. Three determined founders share the tips that helped them get their startup off t...
  • Retargeting WordPress Plugin – Retarget Engine

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Exactly How Retargeting Functions is where Retarget Engine fit in. Making use of Facebook retargeting technique, this effective yet basic WordPress plugin permits you to advise your “sidetracked” client which left your website the following time they login to their Facebook.Exactly how?By just revealing an advertisement such as, “Hey! Many thanks for visiting …” Once they click they are ideal where they ended and also start to look into. Congrats you just made a…
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    Honeytech Blog

  • Summary of Xiaomi’s Action Plans in India

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

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

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

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

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

  • xPrintServer Featured on ‘Today in iOS’ Podcast

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

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

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

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

    Mark Tullio
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    Ever wonder what would happen if our products came to life? Wonder no more! In a recent video shoot, both our SLB and SLC IT infrastructure management solutions get a voice so they can talk about their features and the many benefits they bring to the IT administrators who use them. SLC: “With me doing the work virtually, you don’t have to call in the B team to go on site and compromise security … See my USB ports? Yup, got that, and I can upgrade your power supply too!” SLB: “I’m your partner to monitor, manage and troubleshoot IT equipment. And best of all, we can do this from…
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    Trending Technologies | TripleTremelo

  • Apple’s $450 million eBook settlement is finally approved by court

    Nidhi Mathew
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    US District Judge (New York) Denise Cote perceives it as fair, reasonable and adequate; so, Apple’s $450 million eBook settlement is finally approved by court. The settlement agreement was approved by the court on Friday against a lawsuit that claims that Apple inappropriately raised eBook prices after conspiring with five publishers. The appropriation of $450 million directs Apple to pay $400 million to 23 million victims of beefed up eBook prices and $50 million to their lawyers. That leaves about $17.39 for each consumer; however, it is unknown what amount of money each of their lawyers…
  • Microsoft will now be guarded by robots

    Nidhi Mathew
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:16 am
    Dubbed as “K5”, these robots are 5 feet tall and 300 pounds heavy; the robots are made by Knightscope, a robotics company based in Mountain View. Currently a few of these robots are engaged in security duties in and around Microsoft premises in Silicon Valley. The security guard robots are unarmed, but come equipped with a remarkable security gadget that tracks security threats and facilitate deployment of human security guards (armed with weapons) at the scene. Having these robots will make Microsoft a more secured place both for the employees and the secrets kept by them. A K5 robot is…
  • Samsung monitors to support AMD’s FreeSync tech

    Adeel Inam
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    AMD’s FreeSync technology, which is going to rival NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology, has found a noteworthy partner in Samsung, whose monitors will feature the latest technology from AMD. Samsung Electronics Co. has decided to start shipping out its monitors that will be featuring the company’s first-ever ultra-high-definition (UHD) resolution and will be running AMD’s FreeSync technology. The company’s timeline is to release the monitors by 2015 and it will come in the following models. Samsung UD590 23.6 inch 28 inch Samsung UE850 23.6 inch 27 inch 31.5 inch While these are the initial…
  • Intel’s next plan is to incorporate 3D NAND flash storage in SSDs

    Adeel Inam
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    Intel’s current dominance lies in desktop, laptop and server processor industries. However, the tech company is planning on gaining the upper hand in the flash storage market share by adding 3D NAND flash chips to its SSDs by next year. The 3D NAND flash memory possesses twice the density of competing SSD products on the market, with Samsung already gaining the upper hand with its 850 SSD model. Unlike traditional flash memory, 3D NAND consists of multiple layers of flash memory chips that remain stacked up on top of each other. This will grant the SSD additional power, durability and…
  • AMD unveils its first mobile SoC, coming in 2015

    Adeel Inam
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Realizing the threat the smartphone chipsets have brought to them, Intel and AMD, which happens to be the only two desktop chip manufacturing companies in the world, have initiated research and implementation processes to increase their revenue that will be stemming from the increase of smartphones and other mobile devices. In order to capitalize on this particular market, AMD is currently working on its own SoC that will be powering up tablets, laptops, and all-in-one computers. The company has named the chipset Carrizo. Carrizo will be a high performing chip. After releasing this new chip,…
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  • Nintendo Day Unveils Highly Anticipated Holiday Games And Amiibos

    Sonya Davidson
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:58 am
    By Sonya Davidson The countdown to Nintedo Day was just as exciting as the games themselves. Recently fans across were invited to join in a special event in Toronto at Union Station leading up to one of the biggest launch days in with some of Nintendo's most iconic characters. Hundreds showed up for the event to get a preview of the games that have officially launched on November 21. 
  • Former Tinder co-founder starts up new dating app

    Nicole Batac
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:13 pm
    After leaving Tinder and filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against her colleagues, the company’s co-founder Whitney Wolfe is looking to get back in the dating app game. Wolfe has partnered with Tinder alumni Chris Gulczynski and Sarah Mick to create a similar swipe-based dating app called Bumble. The site’s Facebook page is up but there aren’t any details yet on what differentiates this social discovery app. One sure thing is they’ve been taking subtle digs against Tinder by saying their app isn’t filled with “creepy guys and cheesy pick-up lines”…
  • ‘Monument Valley’ releases first expansion pack on Google Play

    Nicole Batac
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Puzzle game Monument Valley has just released its first expansion for Android. Forgotten Shores has been available on Amazon Appstore since last week and now finally makes its way to Google Play Store. It adds eight new levels starting with The Chasm. Forgotten Shores offers players the option to start the game with the original ten levels or play the new ones. You can purchase the expansion within the app for US$1.99. Source: Android Central | Download: Google Play Store (US$1.99)
  • Internal shuffle eyed as Samsung Galaxy S5 sales slump

    Nicole Batac
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Things are not looking good for Samsung’s mobile business. A new report from The Wall Street Journal shows the company sold about 40% fewer Galaxy S5 units than expected. During the first three months on the market, the Galaxy S5 sold approximately 12 million units, which is four million units less than the 16 million Galaxy S4 units sold in the same amount of time last year. In China, sales were down by 50% from the Galaxy S4 during the first six months the device was sold. Samsung has been facing some tough competition both in the high-end and low-end markets with Apple iPhone record…
  • BlackBerry to sell white and red Passports

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:06 pm
    While the world awaits the introdcution of the BlackBerry Classic, it looks like fans of the BlackBerry Passport will have some colour choices for the holidays. Blackberry today introduced a white colour BlackBerry Passport and a limited edition red colour BlackBerry Passport. Customers in North America will be able to purchase red and white BlackBerry Passports on and Canadians still have to pay the inexplicable $100 premium for the Passport.
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  • Differences between Redmi Note 3G (MediaTek) and Redmi Note 4G (Snapdragon)

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:29 am
    Yesterday, Xiaomi launched its 5.5” smartphone “Redmi Note” in India that will be available for sale on 2nd December online at Flipkart. The Redmi Note has been launched in two variants – 3G version is priced at Rs. 8,999 and 4G version is priced at Rs. 9,999. Initially, Redmi Note will go on sale whereas the 4G model is said to be available in late December. Xiaomi has decided to sell the 4G version on Flipkart and through 100 Airtel exclusive stores as well in six cities – Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai. Redmi Note 4G available in India has been…
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note launched in India for Rs. 8,999, 4G Snapdragon 400 variant coming for Rs. 9,999

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    At an event in Delhi today, Xiaomi finally launched the “Redmi Note” smartphone in India that was initially announced at Mi 3 event in mid-July. This is the 3rd smartphone introduced by Xiaomi in India, after Mi 3 and Redmi 1S. Those interested, the Mi 4 will make its way to India in early 2015. The Redmi Note has been launched in 2 variants – a 3G version powered by MediaTek chipset and a 4G version powered by Snapdragon 400 SoC. The Note will be exclusively available at Flipkart and will go on sale starting 2nd December. Mi India has opted same flash sales model that requires the…
  • Hide Chrome Tabs from Recent Apps Menu in Android 5.0 Lollipop

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    The newly launched Android 5.0 Lollipop update comes with a brand new interface featuring Material design, beautiful transition animations, lock screen notifications, improved quick settings, revamped multitasking (Recents) interface, multiple users support on phone, battery saver mode, Do Not Disturb function, Priority Modes, and a whole lot more. In Lollipop, the multitasking has evolved and recent apps are shown in the form of a card stack. One can simply scroll to navigate through the stack of recently opened apps and swiping the card left or right closes that specific task. The new…
  • How to Enable Android Runtime (ART) on Mi 3 running MIUI 5/6

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:56 am
    With the release of Android 4.4 KitKat, a new Android runtime called “ART” was introduced experimentally. Currently, Dalvik is the default runtime for Android devices and ART is optionally available on a number of Android 4.4 devices, such as Nexus phones, Google Play edition devices, Motorola phones running stock Android and many other smartphones. ART is currently in development stage, that has been purposely introduced to obtain developer and user feedback. ART will eventually replace dalvik runtime once it becomes completely stable in the future. Until then, users with compatible…
  • Motorola Moto G 2014 (2nd Generation) Review

    15 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    In early September, Motorola launched the New Moto G (2nd Generation) in India which is a successor to Moto G 1st gen. In comparison to older version of Moto G, the new MOTO G 2014 features a bigger screen, an improved camera, front-facing stereo speakers, and support for expandable storage. What’s common between the duos is that both houses the same hardware, i.e. same CPU and GPU with 1GB of RAM. The battery capacity hasn’t been increased as well which is quite disappointing. The new MOTO G has been launched at a pricing of Rs. 12,999 for 16GB variant, hence cheaper than the first gen.
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    Monday Note

  • Hard Comparison: Legacy Media vs. Digital Native

    Frédéric Filloux
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:47 am
      by Frédéric Filloux From valuations to management cultures, the gap between legacy media companies and digital natives ones seems to widen. The chart below maps the issues and shows where efforts should focus.  At conferences and workshops in Estonia, Spain or in the US, most discussions I recently had ended up zeroing on the cultural divide between legacy media and internet natives. About fifteen years into the digital wave, tectonic plates seems to drift more apart that ever. On one side, most media brands — the surviving ones — are still struggling with an endless…
  • Clayton Christensen Becomes His Own Devil’s Advocate

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:46 am
      by Jean-Louis Gassée Every generation has its high tech storytellers, pundits who ‘understand’ why products and companies succeed and why they fail. And each next generation tosses out the stories of their elders. Perhaps it’s time to dispense with “Disruption”. “I’m never wrong.” Thus spake an East Coast academic, who, in the mid- to late-eighties, parlayed his position into a consulting money pump. He advised — terrorized, actually — big company CEOs with vivid descriptions of their impending failure, and then offered them salvation if they followed his advice.
  • Payment Systems Adventures – Part II: Counting Friends And Foes

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:11 pm
      by Jean-Louis Gassée It’sstill too early to tell if Apple Pay will square the circle and emerge as a payment system that’s more secure, more convenient, and is widely accepted. MCX, a competing solution that faces more challenges than Apple Pay, helps shed light on the problem. Apple Pay was announced on September 9th with the new iPhone 6, and rolled out on October 20th. Where it works, it works well. The roster of banks and merchants that accept Apple’s new payment system is impressive, with big names such as Visa, American Express, Bank of America, Macy’s, Walgreens, and…
  • Europe: The Digital Squeeze Is Coming

    Frédéric Filloux
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
      By Frédéric Filloux A recent Bain & Co survey paints Europe’s digital future as squeezed between the explosive demand of emerging countries and the dominance of US-based internet giants. The “Next Billion”, a phrase coined and propagated by the Quartz team, refers to the explosive internet growth in emerging countries — almost entirely fueled by mobile usage. The new phrase got its own  conference (last week in NYC, next May 19th in London) and a dedicated section on the Quartz site. For Europe, the Next Billion will be hard: Last week, the global…
  • Cultural Adventures In Payment Systems – Part I

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
      by Jean-Louis Gassée Payment systems and user behaviors have evolved over the past three decades. In this first of a two-part Monday Note, I offer a look at the obstacles and developments that preceded the Apple Pay launch. When I landed in Cupertino in 1985, I was shocked, shocked to find that so much gambling was going on in here. But it wasn’t the Rick’s Café Américain kind of gambling, it was the just-as-chancy use of plastic: Colleagues would heedlessly offer their credit card numbers to merchants over the phone; serious, disciplined executives would hand their AmEx…
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  • How To Reset Your Mac’s SMC & PRAM – And Why

    Dann Albright
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Sometimes your Mac will act strange for no apparent reason — lights won’t be working correctly, volume settings will be off, display resolution will change, or a number of other issues that aren’t related to specific apps will pop up. Most of the time, these issues can be solved by closing all of your apps and restarting the computer. Sometimes, though, you’ll need to reset the SMC and PRAM. What Are SMC and PRAM? The system management controller (SMC) is a chip in your intel-based Mac that’s involved in running a lot of the physical parts of the machine, like…
  • 5 Easy To Use & Free Alternatives To Microsoft Access

    Gavin Phillips
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Microsoft Access is a database tool, popularised through its inclusion in most Microsoft Office updates since 1992. Being the industry standard, it’s also a complex tool with a steep learning curve. If you’re searching for more intuitive and free alternatives with comparable features that are worth your time, look no further. Why Use an Microsoft Access Alternative? Is Microsoft Access your go-to database tool? Despite the platforms continual inclusion in the top 10 database-engines ranking, Microsoft Access often splits opinions. Pro-Access users point to its ease of…
  • Slated Is An iOS 8 Keyboard That Translates Conversations For You

    Mark O'Neill
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    A lot of people (including myself) live in foreign countries, and one of the drawbacks of this is that language problems abound every day. This is where translation apps really come in handy, and in the past, we have had success with apps like as Google Translate and SayHi. But when you are communicating on your phone, say in a text message, being able to chat like a native really helps. Copying and pasting from an app such as the aforementioned Google Translate isn’t ideal in a flowing conversation. That’s where Slated for iPhone comes in. Translations are still performed at a…
  • 5 Ways To Remote Control Your PC With Power Or Wake On LAN

    Brad Jones
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Ever wish you could turn your computer on remotely so it boots up while you’re on your commute home? Or set up a schedule so that all the computers in your office switch themselves on and off so that they’re as energy-friendly as possible? You can do all that and more with software that takes advantage of a featured called Wake On LAN. Wake On LAN (WoL) is a protocol that goes by a host of different names; Power On LAN (PoL), Remote Wake-Up, Resume by LAN. Its actual usage is straightforward: it’s a means of turning on or awakening a...Read the full article: 5 Ways To…
  • 4 Free File Sync & Backup Tricks Available In Windows

    Ben Stegner
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    You’ve heard it a million times: backing up your files is important. Using cloud storage services like Dropbox or OneDrive, you can make a backup for free, without needing to purchase new hardware. We recently gave examples on how to use the generous free space that Microsoft OneDrive provides, and received comments suggesting the utilization of symbolic links and other folder-syncing tricks. Let’s jump into some creative ways to take control of your files. Master Windows Libraries To Pull Together Folders & Sync Files Windows 7 introduced a new feature called Libraries.
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  • 20 Mind Blowing Motion Graphics Showreels

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:15 pm
    A thumping base line starts. Digital images appear showing flashes of color and action: a snake writhing in the grass, a baseball player winding up for a pitch, a fisherman reeling in a catch, eyes dancing in the darkness. It’s a rhythmic display of pigment, sound, and talent. What is it? It’s a showreel. Traditionally used by actors and models as a visual résumé, showreels have become a mainstay in the media and arts world. A professionally put together short promotional film, the purpose of the showreel is to display a montage of the artists talents, letting a potential employer see…
  • 25 Restaurant Business Cards Designs

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Even though it might seem old school, having business cards to promote your restaurant or cafe is still important. Before customers step outside the door, you should have some easily accessible business cards for them to take. Remember to include the essentials like your name, address, phone number, email, website, and working hours. Below you will find twenty-five simple, clean, and beautiful restaurant based business card designs. We hope they’ll bring some useful inspiration to you during the design process. Good luck! Wasabi Business Cards La Pause Gourmande PACT Projet 67 La…
  • 40 Gorgeous Examples of Industrial Design

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Industrial designers are always hard at work figuring out ways to perfectly put form and function together. They put sweat and tears into products which help make our lives easier and more practical. I’m sure you’ve heard of Jonathan Ive, James Dyson, and Charles Eames, right? Well, their mastery of discipline, creativity, balance, and freeform thinking has elevated them to the iconic status they hold today. They deliver eye-popping feasts for the masses by utilizing their knowledge of production processes, materials, and technology. If you’re a designer looking for some…
  • Top 5 Wireless Keyboards for People on The Go

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:25 pm
    With the rise of tablets and smartphones, having a go everywhere keyboard is becoming more common. Instead of wasting your time trying to type on the on on-screen keyboard, why not have a small, portable, and wireless keyboard that can come along with you? Below you will find 6 awesome bluetooth keyboards to make your life much easier when you’re on the go. 1. Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch K811 Keyboard The Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch K811 Keyboard is very beneficial for people on the go. The easy switch technology allows users to switch from one device to another with the push of…
  • Learn How to Go from Being the Little Guy to Big Guy

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Sometimes in life we find ourselves being stuck in the hamster wheel of routine and habit. We often find ourselves doing things that aren’t good for us, remain where we wish we weren’t, and put ourselves through unnecessary suffering all in the name of comfort. The best people are those who are constantly challenging themselves, setting targets and escaping this tedious state of mind. Are you thinking of applying for that big promotion your workplace currently has available? Perhaps you are the newbie of the office and you’re looking for a way to impress your colleagues? Or…
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  • Why Apple Failed to Make Sapphire iPhones

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The delicate, monthlong process of growing sapphire accounts for why Apple’s sapphire supplier failed to deliver for the iPhone 6.In the year leading up to the release of the iPhone 6, Apple invested more than $1 billion in an effort to make sapphire one of the device’s big selling points. Making screens out of the nearly unscratchable material would have helped set the new phone apart from its competitors.  
  • Simple Circuit Could Double Cell Phone Data Speeds

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A circuit that lets a radio send and receive data simultaneously over the same frequency could supercharge wireless data transfer.A relatively simple circuit invented by researchers at the University of Texas could let smartphones and other wireless devices send and receive data twice as fast as they do now.
  • Are Telepathy Experiments Stunts, or Science?

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Scientists have established direct communication between two human brains, but is it more than a stunt?Two scientific teams this year patched together some well-known technologies to directly exchange information between human brains.
  • Solar Panels That Configure Themselves

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    A new solar power system is easy to add to a roof, and performs its own safety checks.Ordinarily, installing and connecting a new array of rooftop solar panels takes days, weeks, or even months because the hardware is complex and various permits are needed. Yesterday, on a frigid day in Charlestown, Massachusetts, researchers completed the process in about an hour.
  • The Search for Exceptional Genomes

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    They walk among us. Natural experiments, living ordinary lives, unaware that their genes may hold the clue to the next superdrug.Ten years ago, scientists discovered that some people are naturally missing working copies of a gene known as PCSK9. The consequences of the mutation were extraordinary. These people, including a Texas fitness instructor, a woman from Zimbabwe, and a 49-year-old Frenchman, had almost no bad cholesterol in their blood. Otherwise, they were perfectly normal.
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  • Mini Mobile Portfolio Reviews (MMPR) – Alon Goldsmith

    Joanne Carter
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    I am delighted to publish in full our latest Mini Mobile Portfolio Review (MMPR), this time for Alon Goldsmith.  As we mentioned in our original post for this new section, […] The post Mini Mobile Portfolio Reviews (MMPR) – Alon Goldsmith appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iPad Photography App Tutorial Pixelmator Part 3 – Layers and Selections by Jerry Jobe

    Jerry Jobe
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:45 am
    We are delighted to publish Part 3 (of 5) of a wonderful series of tutorials covering the brand new Pixelmator app for iPad. If you have missed Part 1, please […] The post iPad Photography App Tutorial Pixelmator Part 3 – Layers and Selections by Jerry Jobe appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Streets Ahead Interview: Cecily Mariece Caceu – Mobile Street Photography

    Cara Gallardo Weil
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:49 am
    This week, the Women’s Street Photography Collective (Streets Ahead) is pleased and honoured to feature Cecily Mariece Caceu in our interview segment. Cecily’s was one of the artists whose work […] The post Streets Ahead Interview: Cecily Mariece Caceu – Mobile Street Photography appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App – Fotograf – Temporarily Free Today

    Joanne Carter
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:37 am
    Fotograf is a popular iOS Photography app from the developers, Nevercenter – manufacturers of the uber popular app CameraBag.  Fotograf has a range of refined filters and a good looking […] The post iOS Photography App – Fotograf – Temporarily Free Today appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Apple Announces World AIDS Day 2014 Campaign for (RED) – TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:13 am
    To mark World AIDS Day 2014, Apple and leading app developers are inviting customers to help (RED) achieve the goal of an AIDS-free generation. For the next two weeks, a […] The post Apple Announces World AIDS Day 2014 Campaign for (RED) – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • Mitigating HeartBleed Risk for Healthcare Data Security

    Natalie Tornese
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:48 pm
    The HeartBleed bug, an encryption flaw discovered by Codenomicon Defensics and Google Security in April is regarded as the biggest security threat the internet has ever seen. As per the security experts, this bug affected several popular websites such as Gmail and Facebook and could have exposed sensitive information the past two years. They also opine this could be threatening for the healthcare industry as a number of networks and web applications are used every day and there is greater chance for the exposure of confidential health information. We have recently seen administration…
  • CMS Proposes New Quality Measure Changes for Medicare ACO Program

    Julie Clements
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:26 am
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) necessitates the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to launch a shared savings program to facilitate coordination among healthcare providers thereby improving the quality of care for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) that participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) will face a new set of quality measures in the year 2015 (under the proposed Medicare Part B payment rules of the CMS). CMS focuses on increasing the total number of quality measures thereby laying higher emphasis on outcomes. A…
  • Provisions of the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:54 pm
    At the end of October 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), which updates payment policies and payment rates for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other practitioners. The main provision of this final rule is that physician payment rates will be reduced by 21.2 percent after March 2015. So, when the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 signed by the President (which prohibited a reduction in the PFS rates from January through March 2015) expires, physicians will see a large…
  • Alarming Rise in Adult Obesity Rates in the U.S

    Meghann Kiernan
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:25 pm
    A few months ago, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) data showed a decline in obesity rates in American children. Now, Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey has found that adult obesity rate rose to 27.7% in 2014 from 27.1% in 2013. This is the highest annual rate Gallup and Healthways have ever measured since they began to track obesity in 2008. The survey results were consolidated on the basis of telephone interviews conducted as a part of the survey from January 1 to May 19, 2014 with a random sample of 64,546 adults in the age group 18 and older who live in all 50 U.S. states and…
  • Inpatient vs. Outpatient Urology Procedures Coding – Some Details

    Natalie Tornese
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:22 am
    The major advancements in the field of medicine have transformed the landscape of healthcare in the United States. Surgical services are now being provided in some cases on an outpatient basis. For instance, several urology procedures are conducted in an outpatient set up as they are a preferred alternative for many patients on account of benefits such as convenient schedule, personalized care, fewer delays, lesser cost and excellent service quality associated with the same. When compared with inpatient surgery that requires a patient to stay in the hospital overnight, an OP procedure does…
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    Latest News, Reviews & More from TechReviewSource

  • Toshiba Tecra C50-B1503

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Toshiba Tecra C50-B1503 is a simple, business-focused laptop with good battery life, plenty of features, and a nice price. Read more ...
  • Report: Sony Ditches Steve Jobs Movie

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:16 pm
    It seems like there's some major change regarding the Sony-backed Steve Jobs bio-pic every week. If it's not someone dropping out of playing the late, iconic Apple co-founder, then it's rumors about who could be Jobs incarnate (or Woz). In this case, however, the news is that Sony Pictures is dropping the movie entirely. Oops. […]
  • Apple Swaps ‘Free’ for ‘Get’ in App Store

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Apple is falling in line with the European Commission's request that app sellers do more to stop inadvertent in-app purchases. Following Google's lead, Cupertino has removed all instances of the word "free" within its iOS and Mac app stores (with the exception of its own apps, like iMovie), and replaced them with the term "Get." […]
  • No More Broken iPhones? Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Good news for accident-prone iPhone users. Your smartphone screen could get a lot more durable in the future. Apple supplier Corning on Thursday introduced its next-generation Gorilla Glass, which it said is two times tougher than any competitive cover glass now in the market. Gorilla Glass 4 was specifically designed to address smartphone users' No. […]
  • Intel to Merge PC, Mobile Chip Units

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Intel on Tuesday confirmed that it is merging its separate PC and mobile chip business groups to form a single unit for dealing with customers which is faster to bring products to market. The new Client Computing Group headed by Intel senior vice president Kirk Skaugen will combine most elements from the current PC Client […]
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    1E Blogs - Insight and debate on IT Efficiency

  • Nomad 5.5 is here

    Troy Martin
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    Introduction Hello Everyone, Over the last 18 months, we’ve introduced several exciting features in Nomad focused on extending content availability, accelerating Windows migrations and protecting user-data during the same: What’s New in Nomad 2012 V5.2 1E Nomad 2012 V5 Has Been Released! Get It Now   What’s New in Nomad 5.5 Today we continue that legacy, introducing two more game-changing features in this release of Nomad 5.5 and PXE Everywhere 2.3!! Integration with the WakeUp component of NightWatchman UEFI Support (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) in PXE Everywhere…
  • Shopping 5.1 is here!

    Abhishek Chandhock
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:02 am
    It is my pleasure to announce that the 5.1 version of Shopping, our Enterprise AppStore, is now available. The Shopping 5.0 version was a game-changer in the way it provided a consumer grade experience to users when they try to obtain desktop Apps, web Apps, virtualized Apps, file share privileges, AD group membership requests,  hardware requests, and other IT service requests. This is something a typical consumer of IT service requests never had before. Shopping 5.1 takes an evolutionary approach in taking the game forward and provides a host of technological and usability upgrades to the…
  • USGCB – What is the fuss about?

    Mamta Singh
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    USGCB stands for “United States Government Compliance Baseline”. The USGCB is a Federal government-wide initiative that provides guidance to agencies on what should be done to improve and maintain an effective configuration settings focusing primarily on security. The USGCB baseline evolved from the Federal Desktop Core Configuration mandate, to create security configuration baselines for Information Technology products widely deployed across the federal agencies. The federal agencies are only allowed to deploy and implement software solutions which are USGCB compliant. Therefore…
  • Creating a Windows Cluster: Part 5 – Adding Applications and Services to the Cluster

    John DeVito
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Finally, here is Part 5 of the Windows Clustering series that we have been working through.  I’ve been working on some other things and took a brief vacation so it’s a bit overdue, but better late than never, right? To recap, the previous parts were as follows: Part 1 – Using iSCSI to Connect to Shared Storage Part 2 – Configuring Shared Disk in the OS Part 3 – Creating a Windows Failover Cluster Part 4 – Setting Up a SQL Cluster Now, before we get started I want to set some expectations regarding this installment.  At this point we are going to take an…
  • Simply the Best

    Saurabh Vij
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:27 am
    Hi, My Name is Saurabh and I am part of the Engineering department at 1E. 1E has a culture where you work hard, things are fast moving, but at the same time they really do value work-life balance. At 1E, the focus is always about doing the best thing possible. When we start doing something, we don’t begin with what everyone else is doing, we look at what’s the best possibility full stop. In fact one of the four 1E Values are ‘No Compromise On Delivery‘. There is no such thing as ‘good enough’, it has to be the best at 1E. The support to achieve that is…
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  • Network settings for ClearOS in VirtualBox

    Marko Apfel
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:37 am
    Originally posted on: offers an almost ready to go VirtualBox image: With the first boot it provides a web based configuration GUI via URL Per default it is not possible to access this URL from the host machine which runs the VirtualBox virtualization software. So it is necessary to forward the request to the virtualized guest (ClearOS). Changing these settings doesn’t need a shutdown of the server, it could be made during a running guest…
  • Cyber Monday Offer from APress!

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:13 am
    Originally posted on: Cyber Monday 1st December from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59 EST, APress are offering every APress eBook (including Alpha books) at $15 each and every Springer eBook on at $30 each. Make a date in your diary!
  • ClearOS: Installation hangs during system update with “Exception: Didn't install any keys”

    Marko Apfel
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:26 am
    Originally posted on: my first installation of ClearOS the (web) installer hangs during the system update step. It downloaded a lot but it didn’t applied the updates because of the error “Exception: Didn't install any keys”. The easiest workaround to get rid of this is a manual update on a console. Therefore I switched to virtual machine and opened second console with ALT + F2 and logged in as root. With the yum package manager this is a simple task, run the command yum update Now the systems downloaded in my case…
  • The latest twist of the spammers!

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Originally posted on: a blogger one has to put up with a lot of spam – so unimaginative that it gets quite boring. However there is a new twist, send a message in another language. The message could get mistaken for a legitimate name however run it by and the meaning soon becomes clear! The term “Spam” comes from the famous Monty Python Sketch – details at
  • O’Reilly Half-Price Deals of the Day 25/Nov/2014

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Originally posted on: O’Reilly are offering two excellent half-price Deals of the Day Learning Agile “Agile has revolutionized the way teams approach software development, but with dozens of agile methodologies to choose from, the decision to "go agile" can be tricky. This practical book helps you sort it out, first by grounding you in agile’s underlying principles, then by describing four specific—and well-used—agile methods: Scrum, extreme programming (XP), Lean, and…
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  • Short and sweet images

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

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

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    So you've seen this blog and others like it and think you can do it yourself? Well it's not that easy and I regularly fail but I thought in the spirit of openness and transparency that I should share my top ten tips to creating a successful blog. If you follow these ten tips you are well on the way to creating a blog as successful as many others that you see online.   Put the Date on all posts it protects you from looking more stupid than you already are when the post becomes irrelevant. Create an infographic - every site must have at least one meaningless infographic. Take free stuff,…
  • Which font should I use?

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    I like fonts. I like to use different fonts. I have downloaded lots of fonts for different projects. Each time I start a new project I waste lots of time looking for the "perfect" font. The problem is that I have forgotten what all of the fonts I already have look like so finding the right font is a slow and frustrating process. On my Mac I have fontbook which catalogs all my fonts and lets me quickly see the alphabet in that font but that is just not good enough. There are two things it doesn't do which I really miss. It doesn't show me my custom text string in the selected font. (Too many…
  • Joomla! ® the next 10 years

    12 Nov 2014 | 7:05 pm
    During the Joomla World Conference I was able to present an alternative proposal for structural change for Joomla. Based on a previous blog post the transcript of my presentation and a video of it together with the slides is below. You can find a transcript of all three presentations and the Q&A session here - thanks to Marijke for taking the time to transcribe everything. So what is it all about? Joomla! is all about community, and it is no accident that community shares a lot of letters with communication. And with communication you improve community. When we talk about power…
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  • Wiring the Sierras

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    Inyo County, the second largest county in California, is ready to jumpstart the process of delivering a true broad band infrastructure to business and residences within the Owens Valley.  The plan, called the 21st Century Obsidian Project, envisions delivering a fiber infrastructure to all residents of Inyo County and other surrounding areas along the Eastern Sierras and parts of Death Valley. According to the project RFP, the project goal is “an operating, economically sustainable, Open Access, Fiber-to-the-Premise, gigabit network serving the Owens Valley and select neighboring…
  • It is Time to Get Serious about Architecting ICT

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Just finished another ICT-related technical assistance visit with a developing country government. Even in mid-2014, I spend a large amount of time teaching basic principles of enterprise architecture, and the need for adding form and structure to ICT strategies. Service-oriented architectures (SOA) have been around for quite a long time, with some references going back to the 1980s. ITIL, COBIT, TOGAF, and other ICT standards or recommendations have been around for quite a long time as well, with training and certifications part of nearly every professional development program. So why is the…
  • ICT Training Development Survey

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

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

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

    23 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    The face of technology is ever changing nowadays, especially within the games industry. Every couple of years new consoles are released, promising to deliver the most immersive gaming experience. Whilst that may sound appealing, serious gamers have been waiting for everyone else to catch up. With a huge range of options, is there any reason why you shouldn’t be PC gaming? Have a look at some of the perks and decide for yourself! Better Controls You remember how fiddly analogue stick were when we first got them, right? We thought we’d never move from a D-Pad, but here we are. The precision…
  • Do You Need to Protect Your Mac From Security Threats?

    23 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Mac users and people who have been thinking about buying a Mac will probably know that experts consider Macs more secure than PCs. There are several reasons for this, including that malware and virus writers are less likely to target Macs, because they consider the market to be smaller. In addition, Macs are Unix-based, and Unix has a number of built-in security features that help to protect your Mac. Apple also includes several security features to stop attacks on the Mac system. For example, Gatekeeper blocks software that hasn’t been digitally signed and approved by Apple. But just…
  • Christmas (2014) Buyer’s Guide…for the Confused Video Game Fanatic

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:44 pm
    There’s never really been a better time to be into video gaming. For example, we have all sorts of high-tech, top-of-the-line goodies to consider as well as stuff that’s pretty much “retro” in character – the world is pretty much your oyster at this point. Having said that, with so many choices out there it’s hard not to be a bit intimidated or even completely lost when it comes to actually picking stuff out. That’s exactly why we put this handy little list together – to help you out… Sony PlayStation 4 Without a doubt, the hottest console around has got to be the PS4. Not…
  • 5 Awesome Gadgets for your iPhone 6

    15 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Certainly no one would argue that Apple’s iPhone 6 is itself an awesome gadget; just looking at the incredible popularity of the brand should be evidence enough of that. But could it be made even more incredible with the addition of other things? The answer of course is a resounding yes! Even though the iPhone 6 is pretty fabulous as it is, there are all sorts of really cool and specific add-ons that you can get which will completely transform your device, making it stronger, more resilient or simply better-looking. The following 5 items are certainly a testament to customizability in this…
  • WebEasy Professional 10 Software Review

    15 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Even though many out there might try to convince you that building a website is pretty easy, the truth is that a really good modern site definitely requires some specific know-how. Aside from the many features you’ll likely want to make available there’s also the issue of hosting to consider, among other things. Well, to put it bluntly, WebEasy Professional 10 is an all-inclusive software solution that was created to help you piece together a quality website via a simple interface. Whether you’re an advanced web designer or completely new to the game, WebEasy Pro 10 is jam-packed with…
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  • Cloud Security Alliance Hack-A-Thon and the Software Defined Perimeter

    David Monahan
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is a not-for-profit think tank of volunteers that spend their time trying to better the internet. These people are the antithesis of cybercriminals; they spend their energy trying to figure out ways to make our data safer. They create best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, or in this case, they determine how a cloud environment can be used to enhance and scale authentication for a service that can be cloud-based or private data center-based. Just last week, CSA announced the results of a worldwide Hackathon against an…
  • Damballa and Bit9 + Carbon Black Collaborate to Deliver Better Security with More Context

    David Monahan
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
      In looking at the solutions available for threat protection (and detection), there are quite a few options out there. Some, like Damballa Failsafe, are network-based, vigilantly watching packets across the network and looking for indications of undesirable activities/behaviors and content.  Others are host-based, like Bit9 + Carbon Black, using an agent on the endpoint, to persistently defend the endpoint as a beachhead against undesired, malicious processes trying to execute. Each has its use cases and strong points, but together they provide a significantly broader perspective and…
  • Thoughts on Splunk .conf 2014

    David Monahan
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    This week, Las Vegas hosted some 3500 people at the MGM Grand to mark Splunk .conf14, the annual user gathering for Splunk customers, referred to as “Splunkers”. For those of you not in the tech industry, spelunking, or the act of exploring caves, may come to mind. The theme of the conference was not cave exploration, but data exploration; however, the analogy of cave exploration actually aligns very well. “Splunkers” are diving into their data, delving deep into places that many have never explored before. Each of them finding new and cool ways to use the data that they have been…
  • Network Management: Still a ‘Must-Have’ for Enterprise IT

    Jim Frey
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    It’s sometimes difficult to differentiate between hype and reality when it comes to topics such as cloud, ITaaS, SDN, DevOps, hybrid this and hybrid that. But there are a few certainties in the IT universe and one of them is that IT doesn’t function if all of the pieces can’t talk to one another, and that means the network needs to be rock solid. Some of that is under the control of enterprise IT teams as internal network infrastructure, but some of it isn’t, such as WAN or Internet. Because connectivity is so essential, no one questions the need for making sure the network is healthy…
  • Citrix Stakes Software-Defined Ground; Network Remains Critical to Success

    Jim Frey
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    Last week, I attended a Citrix analyst relations summit program to learn about the company’s direction and strategy.  While the main-tent program was longer on vision than it was on execution details, there were some aspects of the proceedings that I found compelling. First off, there weren’t a lot of net new things being introduced, other than some roadmaps shared under NDA and a truly cool multi-station mobile work experience demo. But that’s ok.  Too often, tech companies feel compelled to forever be pushing “something new,” when in reality IT pros need vendors to stick to…
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  • 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…
  • The four hottest trends at eCommerce Expo 2014

    Peter Horsten
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Visiting eCommerce Expo in London was a real pleasure again. It’s obvious the eCommerce industry is developing quickly, it’s professionalism increases. Main topics this year: personalization, localization, big data & privacy and mobile commerce. This post is a rough summary of our first impressions. More detailed observations will follow. This blog post was first published on at webmerceblog.  1. Personalization: user centric offering For Disney it’s obvious, they do everything within their capabilities to create a unique experience for every visitor of their parks. Probably every…
  • Better spend your social marketing budget on valuable fans!

    Peter Horsten
    21 May 2014 | 5:04 am
    It sounds obvious to spend your social budget to please valuable fans, doesn’t it? So why aren’t we doing so? It looks like we are shooting in the blind, meanwhile complaining that the ROI of social media is poor. Fortunately, it’s possible to learn who your valuable fans are and what they appreciate. Once you are aware of that, the magic begins. During infoShare 2014 (22-23 May) in Gdansk we will discuss this topic by sharing our concerns and experiences with today’s social media practices. Abusing social media is too easy The barrier for entry to social media is very low. You…
  • Great to be nominated for Best IT firm of the year

    Peter Horsten
    5 Feb 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Some weeks ago we were informed that Goyello has been nominated for the Award “Best IT firm of the year – Poland” handed out by the Central and Eastern European Outsourcing and Shared Services Association. On 6 February 2014 the Award Gala will take place for which the invitation has just arrived. I’m really excited to join this unique event and of course I’m even more curious about the final result. A nice additional detail is the fact that Tri-City (Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia) has been nominated for “Best city of the year” and that our own home base Olivia…
  • Making business personal again

    Peter Horsten
    27 Dec 2013 | 7:14 am
    Probably you have been investing a lot of time and money this year to increase your social follower base. Did it pay off? Unfortunately, when talking to marketing managers I often hear they don’t know whether their investment really paid off. Basically this means it probably didn’t or they just don’t have any idea. Fact is that many marketing managers don’t know how to value their social media investment. They are happy that they managed to increase their follower base, but don’t know if this had any impact on their brand awareness, engagement, sales results, etc. The…
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  • These 21 Sites Can Improve The Odds of Success for Your Startup

    Thomas Oppong
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:35 am
    Starting a business is hard. There are no guarantees. You can fail. But that’s alright. You are not your failure, hence you can always move on to start a new project. There are many business resources out there that can help you grow a bigger and better business. Chances are you know some of these sites already. Don’t get distracted by too many business related posts. You should be spending most of your time building an actual business. But in case you need knowledge, ideas and success stories to boost your chances of success, these sites can help. There are tons of…
  • These 29 Smartest Pieces of Advice Reveal Why Visual Marketing Rules

    Thomas Oppong
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    The rise in popularity of visual social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, SlideShare and Vine have ushered in an era welcoming visual storytelling. Visual content has gone mainstream. Images are the new call to action (CTA). If you are still not sure how to get started, these are a few ideas for getting right into visual marketing. 1. The human brain processes visuals 60,000 times faster than text, offering a powerful advantage to companies that can curate social media-friendly visuals. 2. When embedding @YouTube videos into your blog, make sure they’re optimized for…
  • The Types of Online Presence That Works Best For Small Businesses

    Thomas Oppong
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of .com & .net, powered by Verisign. All opinions are 100% mine. Trying to get the word out about your business in a competitive marketplace? No matter what size business you have, the Internet is a perfect way to grow your business. With multiple online presence options available to you, one or more are sure to help your business stand out in the crowd! It’s essential for all small businesses to have an online identity in today’s digital world. The advantages the Internet offers are numerous and can help a..
  • Why SSL Certs Are Important and How to Strengthen Your Website’s Security

    Thomas Oppong
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:17 am
    Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a widely accepted technology for establishing a secured connection between a web server and a web browser. Thawte puts it in a much simpler way to understand “An SSL certificate is a bit of code on your web server that provides security for online communications. When a web browser contacts your secured web site, the SSL certificate enables an encrypted connection. It’s kind of like sealing a letter in an envelope before sending it through the mail.” SSL protects sensitive online data as it travels from one site to another. Here is how SSL works…
  • The Future of Marketing: Glimpsing The Future Through Trends of Today

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:02 am
    Well, 2014 is drawing to a close. It was a big year, full of interesting developments. From the Ice Bucket Challenge to the #motelBK, it’s safe to say that it surprised us. But now the time has come for one of those year end lists, an ambitious survey of the current contours of the industry and a prediction about what lies ahead in 2015. The end of 2014 was very fruitful for this endeavor, because it happened to contain quite a few last-minute product and feature announcements that give us a taste of what we can anticipate in 2015. In..
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  • Kung Fu Pets ios gameplay : The secret ingredient for a lovely fighting game

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    80%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)75%Welcome to Xiaolin Village, the mystical new world of Kung Fu Pets, where people are practising Kung Fu to become legendary Kung Fu Masters!   Kung Fu Pets ios story intro   Com2uS Corp. comes with a cute fighting battle game, starring some Kung Fu pets. Collect pets, train them, […]
  • Contract Killer Sniper ios Gameplay : I am a killing machine !

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:14 pm
    88%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)92%After being a soldier during the word war 2 in Frontline Commando, after hunting deers and shooting animals in Deer hunter 2014, Glu Games gives you now the opportunity to be a killer sniper assassin with no other rules than honoring your contract and eliminate some bad guys! The system […]
  • Retry : Rovio is playing with your nerves !

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:54 pm
    90%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)96%Retry ! When Rovio, Angry Birds creator get inspired by Flappy Bird… This time you are not controlling a bird, but a plane, and the main controls are the same “one tap” physically based as in Flappy Bird, with a better control of the plane. In Retry, you can also […]
  • The Walking Dead Season 2 episode 5 – No Going Back

    9 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    94%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)92%Let’s play one of our favorite game ever on iphone and ipad : The Walking Dead from Telltale ! This is the final episode of the second season of the walking dead : the game. If you still didn’t buy it, please buy the pack of the 5 episodes, it’s […]
  • Soccer Stars

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

    Efren Toscano
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    If you are a musician I’m sure you have heard of Ultimate Ears.  If you are not, but have been to any concerts lately and happen to notice some perfectly fitted headphones that never fall out of the performers ears during his/her performance no matter how much they move around. Then you’ve probably seen the Ultimate Ears Pro. Ultimate Ears Pro have been making in-ear monitors for over 20 years now.  However, in just the past year or so the company has made a huge change on the way they create their earphones.  Going from completely handcrafted and the traditional productions…
  • Will hundreds of new domains complicate your online trademarks?

    Jason Frankovitz
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Everyone knows what it means to have a “dot-com”, and most people have heard of a “dot-net” and a “dot-org.” But the Internet is growing far beyond these original generic top-level domains (also known as gTLDs.) Over the past few years the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has created a flood of new gTLDs covering a wide variety of concepts, locations and products. Intriguing domains like “dot-gift”, “dot-cancerresearch”, “dot-lawyer”, “dot-hiphop”, “dot-nyc” – even…
  • Wearable World Inc. Announces Collaboration to Create IoT and Wearables Solutions for Cities

    Efren Toscano
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Wearable World, Inc., the San Francisco-based technology incubator and ventures company, announced today the inaugural IoT for Cities Summit and Challenge with the City of San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation (MOCI) to design, create and build Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables applications for improving city life for residents and visitors in cities around the world. “There isn’t a better city in the world to explore the benefits of IoT and wearables at a civic scale like that offered by San Francisco,” says Redg Snodgrass, Co-Founder and CEO, Wearable World. “This…
  • The Techweek LA Rundown | Join Us!

    Efren Toscano
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
    TechZulu is stoked to be partnering with TechWeek LA from November 17 – 23!  For those who may be unfamiliar Techweek hosts a 7-day series of events with a 2-day technology conference and expo to bring together a mixture of entrepreneurs, visionaries, and thought leaders. This weeklong celebration of technology and innovation brings the local community together and we then shine a large global spotlight on the exciting developments in that community.Below is a series of events that will be happening throughout the week.  See you all there! You’ll need a Summit Pass to see these…
  • The Drone Wars: Is Same-day Delivery Realistic?

    Alex Espenson
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:45 pm
    In the past drones have been used mostly for military use in the United States, but with the cost of making them dropping in recent years it has commercial users more interested in utilizing the drones in their business. Minds have been racing with the possibilities ever since the CEO of Amazon announced the company plans to start deliveries by way of drone like “octocopters”. He has even stated that the deliveries would be completed within thirty minutes or less. Is this truly a possibility when it comes to the delivery of our packages? Is it possible to get merchandise we order on the…
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    Experts Galaxy

  • How to Install Android 4.4 KitKat as a Virtual Machine in Your Computer?

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

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

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

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

    Neeraj Rawat
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:40 am
    Buying domain name is not a difficult task but thinking of a nice domain is not an easy task as well. I remember, it took me around two months to think of "Experts Galaxy", can't say if it is a nice domain name or not but for me its everything and now a premium domain. After the domain purchase, the next step is to launch it using web development or by installing a CMS. I have around 50
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  • Candy Crush Saga for PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Shivam Srivastava
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:21 am
    Candy Crush Saga is one of the most popular Smartphone game, which when launched initially topped the charts of Play store and other OS’s stores too. It is a match-three type puzzle game, developed by ‘King’. To your surprise, the game firstly appeared for ‘Facebook’. Yeah, it is a bit unusual but it was developed as a Facebook app, however, as the users grew, the game was made available for almost all major mobile operating systems. The game is huge, as you will go on playing it for months and falls under endless gaming category. One reason for this is that the game is frequently…
  • Rail Rush For PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Shivam Srivastava
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Rail Rush is a smartphone game and is available for almost all smartphones running on mobile operating systems such as Android, Windows Mobile and iOS. The game was firstly made to play for the iOS users, although later it was launched for other major mobile platforms including Android and windows mobile OS. The game is quite similar to the most popular runner games of all times viz Temple Run and Subway Surfers. Rails Rush as per the name suggest is based on the main theme of ‘Railways’, in essence this doesn’t resemble the railways that we travel in. Instead, this has been setup in…
  • Teen Patti for PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Shivam Srivastava
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Teen Patti is an all new addiction in the card type of game. It is a game developed for smartphones, mainly available on all major smartphone operating system’s including Android, windows phone, blackberry and iOS too. At first the game may sound un-lawfull and kind of boring, but as you will spent more time with the game, you will surely feel the heat. It is not a game made with intense graphics, rather it is quite simple with its clear graphics and structure. Well, to enjoy all of its features you will need to buy an smartphone running on any one of the described mobile operating system.
  • Facebook Messenger For PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Shivam Srivastava
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    Facebook is the all-time favourite socializing network that we are perpetually logged in to, whether at work or at home checking updates and loading snaps. It lets us stay in touch with friends from childhood days and with family in far off places. You could connect with them, you could leave a message for your contact on their profile/inbox for them to read later, and what not. Now, with the Facebook Messenger for PC, one can stay connected with our contacts all the time in a more efficient and time saving way. The app was initially designed for mobile platforms like Android, Windows phone,…
  • Powercam for PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Shivam Srivastava
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    Powercam is yet another useful photography application, for smart phones. The app is available on a number of operating systems such as Android, windows phones, etc. Still there is no sign of it being available for PC’s. The app is quite amazing with its packed features, although it might seem a bit unusual for the people already working on the best applications of the category viz Snapeed or PicsArt. Still, this application is good enough to try it out, and all thanks to its vital features that enriches the pics with a variety of effects. The app even works best if you have a phone which…
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  • HBO Go Lands on Xbox One

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:05 am
    On Thursday, it was confirmed by Microsoft that the cable network's a la carte online streaming service, HBO Go, would now be available on the Xbox One gaming console. According to the reports,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Reduce the Risk of Mobile Radiation- Follow These Tips

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:51 pm
    In order to carry out data transmission, Radio frequency Energy or RF is emitted by the mobile phones. Radio frequency Energy waves are said to be travelling in the form of electromagnetic fields.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Device Could Make It Easier To Find Your Veins

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Many a times we tend to face shortage of blood for life saving transfusions due to shortage of donors for the same. At times they may be discouraged due to the endurance of being poked by the nurse... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Graphene-Based Supercapacitors for Battery-Free Electric Cars

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Photo credit: AlexanderAlUS, CCChange in Power Battery free Electric Cars Latest technology has brought about a change in power battery free electric cars within five years with scientists... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Yahoo Buys Video Ad Service BrightRoll for $640 Million

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Yahoo’s senior vice president of ad technology, Scott Burke and Sacerdoti has confirmed the news about the deal between Yahoo and Bright Roll. According to Scott, this deal certainly raises curiosity... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Charlie Brown
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    We can all acknowledge that videos are a more popular and more powerful form of communication than words. Except for the literature enthusiast, most people would rather watch the movie than read the book. And even those who would read the book would rather watch the news than read a newspaper. Plus, what we see impacts us more than what we read because it seems much more real. That being said, blogs are still very popular and words are still necessary, even if it is only to accompany the video. There is a happy medium where the reader and the watcher can be found and that is in hosting or…
  • Free online courses, Universities in USA, Europe and Australia

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

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

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

    Loic Cobbina
    21 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    Udemy is an online website to be used as platform where students can learn from the video instructions uploaded by experts in the field. Every month hundreds of experts share their lessons on Udemy and that includes New York Times best selling authors, celebrity instructors, Ivy League professors and even CEOs. Today more than 600,000 students get their lessons from the online teaching site where they get live lectures, instructional video and tools to help them interact with teachers and monitor their progress over time. Some instructors teaching through Udemy are now earning a full time…
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    Innovation Point of View

  • Nature and Nurture: A Validation of Idea Screening

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

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

    Maureen Evans
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    The diary dilemma… For years, diary studies have been conducted to get a closer look into the consumer experience as well as usage of various products and services, both while in-home and on-the-go. Truth be told, the level of information obtained from diaries is invaluable as it allows for an intimate glimpse into not only why respondents rate products and services the way they do, but also how those ratings might influence purchase decisions in the future. But, admittedly, capturing diary insights can be a bit cumbersome. Respondents are typically asked to record their behaviors and…
  • The Case for Incremental Differentiation

    Brad Bane
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    Branding is a lot like middle school. You want to stand out, you want to be your own person – but you only want the “right” people to notice. So you change your hair style…slightly. You maybe try a new brand of clothing, one that looks the same as the old brand. You vow to raise your hand more in class, but not enough to become the teacher’s pet. This came to mind when we were discussing the “Share a Coke” campaign (the one where they put people’s names and cutesy words like “Legend” and “BFF” and all kinds of things that grownups never say to one another on the cans…
  • Is your Company Ready for the Good Fight?

    8 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    I recently heard a story on Ted Radio about Alice Stewart . Alice was a physician in England in the 1950’s and the youngest fellow at the time to be elected to the college of physicians. Alice was an epidemiologist specializing in social medicine and the effects of radiation on health. She wanted to solve big problems and the one she choose to try to solve early in her career was the alarming rate of childhood cancers. She liked to study patterns and did research by polling mothers of children who had developed cancer. It was a radical notion at the time to think that mothers would be…
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    BSA TechPost

  • Pass Surveillance Reform Now

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

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

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

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

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

  • Global and China TFT-LCD Industry Report, 2014-2015

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The TFT-LCD industry touched the bottom in 2011, then has warmed up slowly since 2012 and is expected to reach its peak in early 2015, but it will fall into another lengthy decline stage by 2016. After the TFT-LCD industry slumped, TFT-LCD vendors in different countries chose varying countermeasures. South Korean vendors represented by Samsung strived to explore the OLED field.
  • Global and China FPCB (Flexible Printed Circuit Board) Industry Report, 2014

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In 2014, price decline continued to deteriorate, which led to a sharp fall in revenue of South Korean vendors. The implications of high-speed capacity expansion are high fixed costs, which would thus result in a plunge in profit margin. It is projected that the revenue of INTERFLEX, a leading South Korean FPCB company, would tumble by 50%, and its operating margin would record a 27% loss in 2014 in contrast to no-profit-no-loss in 2013. Additionally, affected by the order shift of Apple, the company has hardly received any orders from Apple in 2014.
  • Machine Condition Monitoring Equipment - Global Strategic Business Report

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Machine Condition Monitoring Equipment in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Vibration Monitoring Equipment, Thermography Equipment, Lubricating Oil Analysis Equipment, and Corrosion Monitoring Equipment, The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary…
  • Electric Household Appliances - A Global Strategic Business Report

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Electric Household Appliances in Thousand Units by the following Product Segments: Major Electric Household Appliances, and Small Electric Household Appliances. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East/Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.
  • Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Systems - Global Strategic Business Report

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Systems in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, South Korea, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a four-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • Cherry Mobile unveiled the Flare Lite. The 4 inch display with KitKat for only P2,699.

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Looks like things are heating up for the season as Cherry Mobile recently unveiled the Flare Lite. Tagged as the most affordable Flare smartphone, the Lite features a 4 inch display, a 1GHz dual core CPU, and a Mali 400 GPU. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat, so there’s little to worry about the 512 RAM. Lastly, the Lite is equipped with a 5MP main camera, and a 2MP front camera for the selfie lovers. Cherry Mobile Flare Lite Specs: 4” G+F Capacitive Screen 1GHz Dual Core Mali 400 GPU 512 RAM 4GB of storage (+micro SD up to 64GB) 5MP Main Camera 2MP Front Camera Dual SIM 3G, HSPA+ Wi-Fi…
  • Soundfreaq brings acclaimed wireless speakers to the PH

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:19 am
    Soundfreaq has recently announced the launch of its acclaimed line of wireless speakers in the Philippines. Partnered with Digits Trading, the music loving company is bringing in the Sound Rise, Pocket Kick, Sound Spot, and Double Spot.   For those who aren’t familiar with the brand, Soundfreaq is a company of designers and engineers who banded together by their love of music. Their approach to to their craft is very straightforward: great sound, great design and great value. POCKET KICK From Soundfreaq’s award-winning Sound Kick comes the very portable Pocket Kick. The wireless…
  • Globe powers customers with over 200 million prepaid promo combinations with new GoSakto

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Globe Telecom through its digital brand Globe Prepaid, powers customers with over 200 million prepaid promo combinations with the new GoSakto, the country’s first-of-its-kind prepaid service that allows customers to create their own promo bundles the way they need it depending on their budget, lifestyle and needs. Prepaid customers can now enjoy the promo’s newest and most exciting feature which allows them to choose the sites or apps they want from any of the surfing buckets (social, chat apps, information, entertainment and shopping) in addition to their promo bundle. These new sites…
  • Smart opens registration for iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Good news Apple fans! Smart Communications’ Smart Bro has just opened the pre-registration for the much awaited iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. The iPad Air 2 is the more interesting one here. Its the thinnest iPad to date, and it features Apple’s powerful 64-bit A8X chip. If you have been pining for either one of the tablets, you can visit the following registration pages: iPad Air 2 – iPad Mini 3 – Online pre-order and availability will announced soon. You can follow Smart’s official social media pages for…
  • The Great Gift Guide for Christmas 2014

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
      Buying Christmas presents can be both fun and exasperating. Every year, you encounter the same challenges when it comes to picking out a gift for your loved ones.Will they find it useful? Will they like it? And most importantly, will the gift you have in mind fit your budget? One thing’s for sure, when it comes to finding the perfect balance between these considerations, Lenovo’s got you covered!  If you are running out of ideas, here’s a pretty good list of smartphones to consider for the people who matter the most which won’t break the brank. Lenovo A Series: The…
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  • Review of Logitech H600 Wireless Headset

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

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

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    A couple of years ago I posted a review here on my blog about TVersity Media Server being able to stream videos to your PS3. This summer TVersity released a new major version 3.0 with a brand new user interface. The other day version 3.3 was released and I thought it was time to check it out again and share my experiences here. Getting started with TVersity Media Server Installing TVersity Media Server is very simple and the download is only 46 MB. You don’t need to be an expert in video codecs or firewalls and you will not get a lot of Search bars and other junk when you install this…
  • How to change IE Spelling language in Windows 8

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    When I first switched from Windows 7 to Windows 8. One of the first things I noticed was that even I was running Internet Explorer 11 on both operating systems, spelling control was not working the same way in IE 11 on Windows 8/Windows 8.1. In Windows 7 I was used to right click on a misspelled word and chance the language in case I was writing in another language in my default. In Windows 8 that is not the possible. My default language is Danish, but I often write in English as well. It toke me quite some time to figure out how I could get it to work in Windows 8, because I think it is a…
  • Get free Online IT training with Microsoft Academy

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

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Rashtrapati Bhavam Museum in India is now offering online reservation for booking tickets in advance. The ticket prices starts from INR 25 per visitor. There are discounted rates for larger groups and school children. Also, accompanying children under 12 years of age enter free. The reservation system uses a SBI payment gateway to process the payment. You can reserve your tickets here:
  • How to Fix no Audio Issues with FaceTime Video on iPhone 6

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    If you are making a FaceTime call on your brand new iPhone 6, and the other party is not able to hear you properly, it is quite likely that you have not taken the plastic wrap off the phone. The noise cancellation microphone between the camera and the flash is covered with the plastic wrap on a new iPhone 6. This causes the iPhone’s noise canceling algorithm to malfunction when you make a FaceTime call (or any call with the speakerphone on). In order to fix this issue, just take the plastic wrap off, or, if you don’t want to take it off until you get a case (totally understandable), use a…
  • Contract Free iPhone 6 is Factory Unlocked

    21 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    This year, Apple is selling a contract free iPhone 6 from day 1 of its launch in the US. This contract free iPhone comes bundled with a T mobile sim card which is creating a lot of confusion about whether the phone will be locked to the T mobile network. Apple support executives are further adding to the confusion by saying that only T mobile customer care can confirm this. And T mobile reps say that one has to get unlock codes from them to unlock the any phone on their network, however, they are not 100% sure about the iPhone 6. I bought a contract free T mobile iPhone 6 on launch day and…
  • This is the Apple Watch

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:25 pm
    In addition to launching the iPhone 6, Apple also introduced its brand new product line – the Apple Watch. The Apple watch is a wearable device which comes in 2 sizes – 38mm and 42mm. The crown, or as apple calls it – digital crown, is the new way of interacting with the watch without blocking the screen. The watch also offers a touch screen – so don’t worry, you are covered there. The touch screen is an advanced capacitive & resistive screen which can differentiate between a tap and a press. So you can use different modes for different actions. In addition to…
  • Apple Launches the iPhone 6

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Apple launched the next generation of iPhone(s) today at their press event in Cupertino. The event was held at the Flint Center where Steve Jobs revealed the Macintosh 30 years back. There were two new iPhones reveled – The iPhone 6 with a 4.7 inch display and the iPhone 6 plus with a 5.5 inch display. Both the phones feature: 64 bit A8 chip with M8 motion coprocessor 8 megapixel iSight camera with f/2.2 aperture with an advanced auto focussing system called Focus Pixels up to 60 fps 1080p video recording 240 fps slow motion video recording Advanced cinematic video stabilization Apple…
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  • So, You Want to Rank on Bing (Not Just Google)

    Dave Paul
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    Microsoft and Yahoo both use search results provided by Bing. Together, nearly 1 in 3 U.S. searches is handled by Bing—and a new contract with Firefox  could put that number even higher. Yet “Google” and “search” remain synonyms for many of us, and most SEO guides speak only of “ranking with Google” as if that’s all that matters. Is it?   The answer is definitely no. While some SEO tactics will work well with either search engine, the results that make the top page on the two are different, often with less than half of the same domains achieving the top spots. That’s…
  • 5 Internet Marketing Tips for Black Friday

    Dave Paul
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and conjures images of decorated store windows, packed shopping malls, and families raiding department stores for one-day specials. But Black Friday doesn’t take place only in the world of physical retail. Internet marketing both supports storefront specials and offers an alternative for those who would rather avoid the crowds. Here are five ways you can make sure your online presence fuels your holiday sales—and doesn’t leave you floundering behind your competitors.   It’s time for a social media blitz: Whether you have 5,000…
  • Yahoo Stole Google’s Firefox Contract, but Bing Is the Real Winner

    Dave Paul
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    How often do you type a search into that little bar on the top of your browser? For most of us, the answer is “often”—and probably at least once within the past 15 minutes. In the age of instant gratification, users are less and less likely to navigate to a search website, and more likely to use the built-in functionality of their browser. That means that a contract won by Yahoo this week is a big deal. Under the contract, Yahoo will become the default search engine for Mozilla Firefox in the U.S. starting in December. Firefox is the third-biggest web browser by market share. This would…
  • Google’s New Hotel Listings Have Lessons for Non-Hotels

    Dave Paul
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    Google’s has finally retired its “carousel” of hotel listings in search results, and the feature that replaces it has implications for businesses of all kinds, not just the hospitality industry. For some time now, searching for accommodations—like “Atlanta hotels”—would bring not just the normal search results, but a horizontal slider of listings showing pictures, reviews and ratings (the carousel). Clicking on any of these would bring up an expanded listing in the knowledge panel on the right-hand side of the screen, including an option to instantly book a room at that…
  • Should You Set Your Preferred Domain to www. or Non-www.?

    Jason Hennessey
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Today’s post was inspired by a question from our friend Paul Goldstone over at Paul asked which is better: to set your preferred domain to, or just This is a question we hear a lot from business owners. On most sites, the www and non-www versions both go to the same page, so people wonder: what’s the difference? Which should you use? Is one better for SEO purposes than the other? Worldwide Worries Strictly speaking, neither www nor non-www addresses are any “better” than the other. But you do need to choose one and use it consistently—and…
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  • Form controls with CSS currentColor and pseudo elements

    10 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Because CSS currentColor value and pseudo elements make a damn good team. Well, I didn't know about CSS currentColor keyword until a while ago. I've started playing around with it and yeah, this is extremely powerful. Some really say that this is the first CSS variable that ever existed, sounds pretty interesting huh?
  • Using and over abusing CSS

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

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

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

    9 Feb 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you're using Wordpress, you surely have seen this spinner effect while performing various actions within the admin area. I liked it a lot and that's the reason I made a SCSS version of it, posted a demo on CodePen and even it's not rocket science, I pushed it on GitHub too.
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  • Amazon's $40 Streaming Stick Is A Solid Bargain, But It's No Roku

    Caroline Moss
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
    The Amazon Fire Stick is officially available on Amazon for a dirt-cheap $40.  As a diehard fan of my Roku ($159), I was unsure of what to expect from the Amazon Fire Stick. I have also tried Chromecast and Apple TV in the past, but I have always been pretty partial to the Roku experience: the ability to stream Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Showtime, and yes, Amazon, from my television. Plus, there's the bonus of not needing to purchase anything from my cable provider. The Roku, while an investment, has kept me a pretty happy camper for the last two years. So when I opened the Fire Stick, I wasn't…
  • We Surveyed People About Smartphone Ownership And Their Answers Reveal Just How Loyal People Are To Apple And Android

    Tony Danova
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    With the debut of the new iPhone 6 line in September, we expected to see a big boost to smartphone sales globally. The smartphone market is fairly mature, but shipments are still rising by impressive rates — up 28% globally year-over-year in the third quarter, according to BI Intelligence estimates To check in on global demand, we fielded a survey on the Business Insider website and gleaned some important takeaways about how demand is shaping up among our readers. These respondents skew tech savvy and high income. While they don't represent the full potential for sales,…
  • BuzzFeed Will Buy Its 700+ Employees Apple Watches If They Hit A Reasonable Goal — That's About $245,000

    Alyson Shontell
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    Buzzfeed has already generated more than $100 million in 2014 revenue, CEO Jonah Peretti stated in a company-wide memo obtained by Capital New York's Alex Weprin. The company was aiming to generate $100 million total this year. Peretti tells Business Insider that his company is profitable. It's especially impressive considering Buzzfeed lost its president and advertising mastermind, Jon Steinberg, earlier this year after turning down a substantial acquisition offer from Disney. To incentivize the staff for an even bigger 2015, Peretti told his 500+ employees that they'd all receive Apple…
  • IGNITION 2014, One Week Out — Into the Shark Tank!

    Spencer Reiss
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Where are you going next Monday night? How about heading deep into Silicon Valley with VC legend — think Facebook, Dropbox, Spotify — Jim Breyer. Or maybe back to the future with Steve Jobs' dueling partner, former Apple CEO John Sculley. And wrap up with Mark Cuban, going deep on everything from net neutrality to cyber dust and privacy apps with BI's own Henry Blodget. Plenty to talk about at the reception that follows. Tuesday? Blodget's back bright and early with his trademark "Future of Digital" deck, followed by Kleiner Perkins' John Doerr. YouTube phenom Bethany Mota. Pandora's…
  • One Simple Fact Explains How Enormous Amazon Could Become (AMZN)

    Matt Rosoff
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos thinks e-commerce may not always be the company's biggest business. According to Amazon SVP Andy Jassy, Bezos believes Amazon Web Services (AWS) — the company's cloud business, where it rents out its computers to other companies to run their own web sites and apps — could someday become the biggest business at Amazon. There are reasons to be skeptical about this. Today, AWS is dwarfed by Amazon's e-commerce businesses. It counts as part of the "Other" category, along with ad revenue and some other things. That category made up only 7% of Amazon's revenue last…
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  • Malaysian Government Hacked Environmental website?

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

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

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

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

    Keith Rozario
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    Happy birthday Malaysia!! Just how awesome is our country, that we celebrate an Independence Day AND a Malaysia Day, not to mention 2 New years day, (or 3 if you count Awal Muharram). So on that note, I decided to use my IT skills for the good of the country. To be honest, my IT skills have never been up to par, my day job is more managing/planning/documenting than actual execution of ‘real’ IT work. But it was good for me to dust of the ol’ programming fingers and learn Python to grab some publicly available information and make it more accessible to the less IT centric…
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  • World’s largest selfie captured by Lumia 530 in Bangladesh

    23 Nov 2014 | 7:38 pm
    World’s largest selfie captured by Lumia 530 in Bangladesh via - Nokia Lumia 730 Dual Sim carries the official tagline – ‘Made for Selfies’ and through this they have run a massive campaign to set a world record for the world’s largest selfie, taken by a mid-range Windows phone. Taking selfies has become so pervasive that it has almost managed to erase the concept of taking a picture through a rear camera. The result of this massive campaign is a shot of at least 1,151 people taken in Dhaka city in Bashundhara City Shopping mall. In order to keep track of the…
  • AnselmoFanZero creates a watch that shoots laser

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
    AnselmoFanZero creates a watch that shoots laser via - The watch that shoots laser in the James Bond movie is now a reality. A German inventor who goes by the name, AnselmoFanZero in Youtube (real name Patrick Priebe) has built a powerful LaserWatch which literally shoots laser and is able to light matches and pop balloons from one meter away. The rechargeable watch has an LED watch module and a 1,500 milliwatt laser but the main attraction of the watch isn’t the display of the time but the laser itself. Since it has a laser component onboard, it is bulky according to Patrick Prieb. The…
  • Hands on Review: Walton Primo G5

    Alavi Wahid
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:24 am
    Hands on Review: Walton Primo G5 via - Walton is taking the entry and mid range Android market in Bangladesh by storm and is reflecting Samsung’s strategy of providing a device for each price point. They are also providing variety by offering different skins on their smartphones and seeing which appeals the most to the consumers. Without wasting much time, let’s get right into the review of the Walton Primo G5. The design of the Primo G5 is similar to some of Walton’s other entry level phones, it is subtle and made up of good grade plastic. It feels nice in the hand and does not…
  • NOKIA Returns To The Hardware Game With N1 Tablet

    Alavi Wahid
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    NOKIA Returns To The Hardware Game With N1 Tablet via - After teasing a black box on Twitter, NOKIA today officially announced their N1 tablet, a sleek Android powered slab that bears no mention of Microsoft. After Microsoft released the Lumia 535 without any NOKIA branding, most expected the Finnish company to wait until 2016 from when it can begin manufacturing mobile hardware under the NOKIA name again. However, the company announced that they will be licensing the brand name to interested companies that will be able to sell devices under the NOKIA name. Upon first glance, we will not…
  • Bangladesh Internet Professionals Community holds their first conference

    Alavi Wahid
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Bangladesh Internet Professionals Community holds their first conference via - On the 14th of November, Bangladesh Internet Professionals Community (BIPC, a social media organization) organised a day-long conference for professionals who are involved in providing freelance services via internet to clients all over the world mostly United States, Europe at Mahanagar Natto Mahcha in the capital city Dhaka. State Minister of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division, Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, inaugurated the conference. The conference was the first of its kind in the country and drew…
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  • Roundup of November’s Best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento Content

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

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Performance-optimized web hosting is the single most important factor in determining site speed. Without that, your site is going to be slow no matter what other optimizations you make. But although good quality web hosting is a necessary component of a low-latency site, it’s not sufficient. The fastest web hosting can’t accelerate a badly coded […]
  • Redis In-Memory Caching Substantially Improves Magento eCommerce Performance

    13 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    We all know that when it comes to eCommerce, faster is better. Slow web pages cause billions of dollars in lost eCommerce revenue every year. A third of eCommerce shoppers will turn to a competitor if a store provides a poor user experience because of latency. And 44 percent of users assume that a slow […]
  • Your Business Site Needs A Style Guide. Here’s Why.

    12 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Although I would argue that the phrase “businesses should think like publishers” is overstating the case—no business should emulate Upworthy or Buzzfeed unless pageviews are their business—it’s certainly true that to make a mark on the modern web, a business has to publish content and be involved in content marketing to some degree. Blogs, guest […]
  • 6 Essential WordPress Plugins For Professional Photographers

    5 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    While there is no shortage of photo storage and sharing services around these days, if you’re a serious photographer who makes a living taking pictures, you’re going to need a web site to promote your business, interact with clients, and display your images. Many photographers choose WordPress for their business sites. It’s a powerful content […]
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    Hardware BBQ

  • WD My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage 2TB Drive Review

    The Sorcerer
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Having a cloud storage has its usefulness but having your own network storage has many added advantages. Cloud and online storage have been proved unreliable at times. From the time when thousands of users have lost data because of MEGAUPLOAD raid, to even the times the infamous iCloud storage disaster. Apart from storage, they can be used for downloading, uploading and syncing data from and to your PCs and notebooks. Well, this is something that WD highlights in their product page: We started testing NAS. First it was Synology single-bay DS112J for Digit a long time ago. Then came Thecus…
  • My experience at Plugged-IN Games Arena

    Karthik Rao
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    I was informed about CeBIT / Plugged-IN earlier in February this year for business reasons. The summary of the expo got me very excited and I had decided that I need to be a part of this event. Although I could not be a part of the event, the excitement was always there to experience the Indian edition of the most popular expo. Plugged-IN Games Arena that’s sponsored by MTS was one of India’s largest gaming event in terms of prize pool. 20 Lakhs INR (approx. US$32,273 at the time of writing), which would be split among CS: GO & DOTA 2 equally. Top 64 teams were to be awarded. And…
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition is not available for India due to breach of local content laws

    The Sorcerer
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Though the specifics are not been mentioned, Electronic Arts announced in their EA Help section that Dragon Age: Inquisition will not be on retail shelves in India. This applies only only for physical copies, but also digital copies that was purchased via Origin. @dragonage Your fans in #India deserves to know. Why is #DAI cancelled for India? — Hardware BBQ (@HardwareBBQ) November 15, 2014 According to the post, EA said that the reason they have withdrawn Dragon Age: Inquisition is because they wished to avoid the breach of local laws. I’ve asked DAI via twitter if they can give…
  • Ubisoft changes its reviews policy post AC: Unity widespread ownage

    The Sorcerer
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:43 pm
    After being owned by reviewers, journalists and even gamers, Ubisoft said that it plans to change the way they work with reviewers and gamers. A spokesperson for Ubisoft told BBC,”We are working to adapt our services and communications with consumers accordingly, both by changing the way we work with reviewers and by offering customers open betas or other early access to some games, all so that they have the information they need and want.” The issue arrived when Ubisoft of having an anti-consumer approach for having an embargo to be lifted for reviews after 17 hours since the…
  • AMD FreeSync panels will cost lesser than Nvidia G-Sync

    The Sorcerer
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:37 pm
    AMD is doing what it does best that puts pressure over its competitors in some form- cost of the actual product and price cuts. Earlier, it was reported that AMD is working to reduce the price for its R9 290 GPUs. Now its also reported that according to AMD, FreeSync enabled displays will cost $100 lesser than Nvidia G-Sync enabled panels. AMD’s scientist Richard Huddy gave a presentation about its FreeSync implementation. Few key reasons are that FreeSync is based on open-end standards, and unlike G-Sync, it doesn’t need any special hardware that adds the cost of the final…
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    The Four-eyed Journal

  • Challenge accepted #https2015

    14 Nov 2014 | 11:36 pm
    This blog may not have the massive traffic it once had, I’m still perpetually working on it, the few visitors who happen to drop by and spend some time do so over an insecure HTTP channel. With the rise of online attacks, where small websites are being used to attack bigger and more valuable online properties, there is a growing consensus that every website owner, publisher or operator join hands in making the internet a more secure place. We can do that by using secure HTTP connections or serving their websites over HTTPS. Here’s a list of 9 good reasons why we should embrace…
  • Sabado by The Eraserheads

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Sabado by The Eraserheads Buti na lang, Sabado bukas Pwede tayo lumabas Humanap ng gagawin Di na kailangang isipin Buti na lang, Sabado bukas At pwede na tayo magwala Kung magsisi sa huli Kesa naman walang nangyari Buti na lang, Sabado bukas Pwede tayo magpuyat Sulitin nahanggang Linggo Kahit saan, wag lamang dito At pagpanaw ng araw At paglalim ng dilim Ang oras ay lumipas Di na natin maibabalik Itapon ang kahapon Yakapin ang darating At kung kailangan mo ako Lagi naman ako nandito Buti na lang, Sabado bukas Buti na lang, Sabado bukas Hanapin man nila tayo Sabihin na lang wala tayo dito
  • BlackBerry Passport officially unveiled

    26 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    Seems that BlackBerry is going back to its corporate roots with their official announcement of the BlackBerry Passport. Some of the features include a 4.5-inch IPS display @ 453ppi, 2.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragron 800 quad-core chip, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, 13 megapixel rear camera, 4G LTE, HSPA+, 3G and BlackBerry OS 10.3.
  • Why The Naked Truth was not a fashion show

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:39 pm
    If we continue to tolerate this form of “entertainment”, before we know it, our society would be watching live porn right before their eyes and be so completely blinded and numbed by the media to see it as harmless amusement. Heck, it’s happening now—a lot of people aren’t even able to tell what can harm us as a society with the kind of sex-obsessed culture we are creating. We’re becoming more and more reckless, not considering the values we impart to the youth who will be left to run this world when the future comes. Is this what marketing has come to?
  • Matt Damon to return as Jason Bourne in 2016

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Finally! Matt Damon will return as Jason Bourne in a new film to be released in 2016. Best of all, Paul Greengrass is also back as the director of the 4th installment of the franchise. With all due respect to Jeremy Renner’s effort, his Bourne Legacy simply does not cut it and it’s just right that it be continued as a spin-off instead.
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    What's On My PC

  • I needed software to print an envelope and I found this…

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:02 pm
    If you want something that is far easier to use than Microsoft Word, to print an envelope, then take a look at Envelope Printer (at which is a FREE Windows based application developed to exclusively print envelopes. – Envelope Printer will save (and store) the addresses you input and you can even add […]
  • I Just Changed The Way I Receive Windows Updates AND Here Is Why…

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    I cannot stress enough, from a computer security standpoint, the importance of the Windows Updates. Microsoft goes to great lengths to keep our PC’s safe; HOWEVER, this past week I had an experience on a brand new PC that I had customized to my liking where I believe a Windows Update caused me a lot […]
  • Featured Tech Site – Scotties Tech.Info

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:36 am
    Something NEW that I am going to try is to feature a tech site on a regular basis here on the blog. If you visit my sister site, Bookmarks4techs, you will find over 800 tech sites listed. I intend to pluck a site from the list to promote and to promote the featured site. […]
  • Try this easy and powerful online photo editing application…

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:50 pm
    I have tried and tested numerous online photo (graphic) editors and the one that I am finding that is tried, tested and true is iPiccy… This editor appears to have been around awhile, with my last review being back in 2011 when it was in beta. Back then iPiccy sported over 30 creative editing tools […]
  • What’s On My PC – Recent Articles (November 10, 2014 – November 19, 2014)

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    Checker Plus for Google Calendar – Another Google Chrome Browser Extension Gem (What’s On My PC) Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:06:52 EST I just posted an article about Checker Plus for Gmail and while at the developer’s site I noticed he had developed another Google Chrome browser extension called Checker Plus for Google Calendar. Again, this […]
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina business and technology news

  • Netsertive Wins Software Company of the Year at 2014 NC Tech Awards

    David Menzies
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:41 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Netsertive, a marketing technology company that automates unified national-to-local digital marketing, has announced that it was recently selected as the 2014 Software Company of the Year by the NC Tech Awards. “We are thrilled to be named Software Company of the Year by the North Carolina Technology Association,” said Brendan Morrissey, CEO and co-founder, Netsertive. “This win belongs to our Netsertive team, whose incredible talent and dedication are the driving forces behind our exceptional growth and success.”NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations,…
  • PhRMA Report on Clinical Trials in NC Details Benefits to Local Patients, Economy, Medical Science

    David Menzies
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:37 am
    DURHAM, N.C. -- Working with institutions in the Triangle and throughout North Carolina, the nation’s biopharmaceutical research companies have conducted over 6,000 clinical trials of new medicines in North Carolina since 1999, says a new report by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). The report, “Research in Your Backyard: Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials in North Carolina,” was released recently at a news conference at Quintiles world headquarters located in Durham near the Research Triangle Park. NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc.
  • Bobbitt Finishes Medical Office Building Near Rex Hospital

    David Menzies
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:22 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Bobbitt Design Build recently completed a 12,000-square-foot medical office building on Ed Drive, located near Rex Hospital in Raleigh. The space was built on an existing 25,000-square-foot lot that is already home to another medical office building, which Bobbitt originally constructed in 2013. In coordination with the first building’s aesthetics, Bobbitt incorporated similar highlights into the new medical office such as a wood-framed structure, a brick façade, and a mansard roof. There are separate entries for multiple tenants.NCTechNews is published by Innovative…
  • Moore & Van Allen Recognized with Top-Tier “Best Law Firms” Rankings

    David Menzies
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:20 am
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have recognized Moore & Van Allen PLLC in their 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings, both nationally and within the Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina metropolitan regions. 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 supplements quality reporting provided by respected media…
  • Integrated Biometrics Announces Exclusive Partnership with Akiyama Soluções Tecnológicas in Brazil

    David Menzies
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Integrated Biometrics, developers of the world’s smallest and lightest FBI-compliant fingerprint scanners, is pleased to announce Akiyama Soluções Tecnológicas (Akiyama) as its exclusive master distributor for Brazil. Akiyama is a digital identification market leader in Brazil, providing and developing biometric enrollment, authentication, and recognition solutions for government institutions as well as banking and commercial sector industries.“We are delighted to have this agreement with the leading edge market leader Integrated Biometrics,” said Akiyama CEO…
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  • Facebook lanza Groups, una nueva aplicación de gestión de grupos

    Domadis Cabrera
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Facebook lanzó hoy una nueva aplicación llamada Facebook Groups. Al igual que la aplicación de Mensajes, esta aplicación toma una funcionalidad popular de Facebook y te permitirá utilizarla en una aplicación independiente. Según Facebook, el objetivo es hacer que el acceso a los grupos sea más fácil, ya que Facebook ha crecido tanto que los mensajes y las interacciones de grupo no pueden seguir compartiendo espacio con el feed de noticias. Facebook Groups se parece mucho en el diseño a la aplicación de Mensajes. Tiene una pantalla de inicio, donde se enumeran todos los grupos.
  • ¿iPhone 6? Ya hay quien está pensando en el iPhone 8

    Domadis Cabrera
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    El iPhone 6 y el iPhone 6 Plus sin lugar a duda son el dúo de teléfonos inteligentes más rápidamente vendidos de todos los tiempos. Pero eso no quiere decir que se traten de dispositivos perfectos, ni mucho menos. De hecho, algunas personas (incluido yo) creen que ciertos aspectos del diseño del iPhone 6 y el iPhone 6 Plus son terribles. O dicho de otra manera, hay quien cree que los nuevos smartphones de Apple no son nada bonitos. Y esa es la razón por la que muchas personas están comenzando a mirar hacia el futuro en busca de nuevos diseños para el iPhone. Y una de esas personas es…
  • Nokia N1 vs iPad mini 3: ¿En qué se diferencian?

    Domadis Cabrera
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Nokia no puede lanzar nuevos teléfonos inteligentes hasta el año 2016 debido a su acuerdo con Microsoft, pero una cosa son los smartphones, y otra muy distinta las tabletas, y muestra de ello es el reciente lanzamiento de la nueva tableta Nokia N1. El Nokia N1 es una tableta de 7.9 pulgadas y parece que tomó prestados algunos elementos claves del diseño del iPad mini de Apple. Por ello, hemos decidido comparar la tableta Nokia N1 y el iPad mini 3, a fin de determinar cuál es el mejor dispositivo. Nokia N1: más delgada y más ligera El Nokia N1 mide 200.7 x 138.6 x 6.9 mm y pesa solo…
  • Nokia vuelve de la tumba con un clon del iPad mini

    Domadis Cabrera
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    Nokia se rehúsa a expulsar su último hálito de vida, y muestra de ello, es que ahora la famosa marca finlandesa se está reconstruyendo a sí misma como un diseñador para otras marcas/empresas. “No borren a Nokia todavía”, fue el mensaje dado por Nokia durante la presentación de su nueva tableta Nokia N1. A pesar de la venta de su negocio de dispositivos a Microsoft a principios de este año y tras su compromiso de no poner su nombre en ningún teléfono inteligente hasta el 2016, Nokia quiere ser visto como el mismo motor de innovación móvil que siempre ha sido. La más…
  • Apple lanza iOS 8.1.1 con el objetivo de corregir errores y mejorar el rendimiento en los dispositivos iOS más antiguos

    Domadis Cabrera
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
    Apple acaba de anunciar el lanzamiento de iOS 8.1.1 para el iPhone, el iPad y el iPod touch. Aparte de la promesa habitual de introducir correcciones de errores y actualizaciones de seguridad, Apple dice que esta última versión debería acelerar las cosas en el iPad 2 y el iPhone 4S, dos de los dispositivos iOS más antiguos de la compañía. Lo hemos visto en varias ocasiones, la instalación de actualizaciones de gran envergadura en dispositivos iOS con hardware antiguo a menudo puede dar lugar a un resultado poco satisfactorio, en los que el usuario termina viviendo una experiencia de…
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  • Jon Stewart Rips Sen. Landrieu

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    In case you haven’t heard enough about the Keystone XL pipeline, Jon Stewart chimes in showing the absurdity of the recent debate and vote in the Senate where the measure failed to approve the pipeline by 41-59. Sixty votes are required to pass a bill out of the Senate.Stewart asks, “How many jobs would this project create?”“We can build the Keystone pipeline creating thousands of temporary and millions of permanent jobs,” says Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in a clip via C-Span.“The CEO who runs the pipeline says there will be 35 permanent jobs,” says Senator Barbara Boxer…
  • Assessing the Risks of Genetically Engineered Crops

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    Dear EarthTalk: What are the potential health and environmental impacts of so many genetically engineered organisms in our food supply?                                                                                                             — Frank C., Charlottesville, VAProponents of genetic engineering (GE)—whereby DNA from unrelated species is combined to produce improved or novel organisms—insist that the benefits of increased crop yields and less agricultural waste…
  • Kevin Spacey Is The Rainforest

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Kevin Spacey is The Rainforest in Conservation International’s third film in its provocative environmental awareness campaign, Nature Is Speaking.Watch as The Rainforest comes to life and reminds humans that rainforests make life possible. “I have always been there for them and I have been more than generous. Sometimes, I’ve given it all to them, now gone forever,” states The Rainforest.“Nature’s message is clear: we can’t keep doing what we’re doing now. Clean sustainable energyis crucial and cannot wait … we have to start listening to nature now,” said Spacey.Did…
  • Bi-Fuel Chevrolet Impala Tested with Bullets and Bonfires

    Guest Post
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    Being able to take a bullet and withstand fires from multiple directions sets apart the compressed natural gas (CNG) tank in the 2015 Bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala from less-strenuous testing of other natural gas-powered vehicles.A large piece of cast aluminum helps protect the tank valve and connection from certain side impacts. Sheet metal plates on either side of the tank help protect it from loose objects in the trunk or rear seat.“We designed this system for those ‘what if’ situations,” said Nichole Kraatz, Impala chief engineer. ”The customer shouldn’t even know it’s there.
  • 10 Things You Need to Know About the U.S.-China Climate Deal

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Last night, just weeks after the largest climate mobilization ever, the world’s two biggest polluters—the U.S. and China—announced their most ambitious climate action yet. That is not a coincidence: it’s a sign that our pressure is working, and that we need to apply much more. The announcement today is an achievement for everyone who’s held a banner, signed a petition and gone to jail—and a call for many more to join us going forward!Here’s my take on what the just-announced plan from President Obama and Premier Xi is, and isn’t:1. It is historic. John Kerry was right to use…
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    Techline Info

  • How Honda’s Other Side interractive video made

    6 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    Few days back Honda launched a creative ad campaign to promote their flagship product through an innovative interactive video . This cleverly crafted interactive video showcases the difference between Honda Civic and Civic Type R through a dual side story follows a common man in day and an underworld criminal in night. Viewers can switch […]
  • Tech For the Guys in Hardhats

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

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

    26 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    To manipulate the texts within an image, you need to download the same and use some image editing applications like Adobe Photoshop, Gimp, InkScape etc. If you are an average computer user, it is always painful. Now a new Google Chrome plugin comes enables you to copy, erase, edit or translate the texts within the […]
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  • How To Reset Your Mac’s SMC & PRAM – And Why

    Dann Albright
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Sometimes your Mac will act strange for no apparent reason — lights won’t be working correctly, volume settings will be off, display resolution will change, or a number of other issues that aren’t related to specific apps will pop up. Most of the time, these issues can be solved by closing all of your apps and restarting the computer. Sometimes, though, you’ll need to reset the SMC and PRAM. What Are SMC and PRAM? The system management controller (SMC) is a chip in your intel-based Mac that’s involved in running a lot of the physical parts of the machine, like…
  • 5 Easy To Use & Free Alternatives To Microsoft Access

    Gavin Phillips
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Microsoft Access is a database tool, popularised through its inclusion in most Microsoft Office updates since 1992. Being the industry standard, it’s also a complex tool with a steep learning curve. If you’re searching for more intuitive and free alternatives with comparable features that are worth your time, look no further. Why Use an Microsoft Access Alternative? Is Microsoft Access your go-to database tool? Despite the platforms continual inclusion in the top 10 database-engines ranking, Microsoft Access often splits opinions. Pro-Access users point to its ease of…
  • Slated Is An iOS 8 Keyboard That Translates Conversations For You

    Mark O'Neill
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    A lot of people (including myself) live in foreign countries, and one of the drawbacks of this is that language problems abound every day. This is where translation apps really come in handy, and in the past, we have had success with apps like as Google Translate and SayHi. But when you are communicating on your phone, say in a text message, being able to chat like a native really helps. Copying and pasting from an app such as the aforementioned Google Translate isn’t ideal in a flowing conversation. That’s where Slated for iPhone comes in. Translations are still performed at a…
  • 5 Ways To Remote Control Your PC With Power Or Wake On LAN

    Brad Jones
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Ever wish you could turn your computer on remotely so it boots up while you’re on your commute home? Or set up a schedule so that all the computers in your office switch themselves on and off so that they’re as energy-friendly as possible? You can do all that and more with software that takes advantage of a featured called Wake On LAN. Wake On LAN (WoL) is a protocol that goes by a host of different names; Power On LAN (PoL), Remote Wake-Up, Resume by LAN. Its actual usage is straightforward: it’s a means of turning on or awakening a...Read the full article: 5 Ways To…
  • 4 Free File Sync & Backup Tricks Available In Windows

    Ben Stegner
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    You’ve heard it a million times: backing up your files is important. Using cloud storage services like Dropbox or OneDrive, you can make a backup for free, without needing to purchase new hardware. We recently gave examples on how to use the generous free space that Microsoft OneDrive provides, and received comments suggesting the utilization of symbolic links and other folder-syncing tricks. Let’s jump into some creative ways to take control of your files. Master Windows Libraries To Pull Together Folders & Sync Files Windows 7 introduced a new feature called Libraries.
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • Removing Firefox Ad Tiles

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Have you noticed an increasing number of ads while using Firefox? Here is how to disable them. The post Removing Firefox Ad Tiles appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Windows Guides: 10 Tips to Boost Firefox Privacy 10 tips to boost Firefox privacy without having to... The Windows Club: Fixing Firefox Freezes and Crashes Are you a Firefox user? If yes, you might... Bits from Bill: Firefox Ready to Be #1 By Bill Pytlovany Are you a Firefox user? Apparently, if...
  • 8 Free Cloud Storage Options

    Leo Notenboom
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:49 pm
    A field guide to 8 of the most popular cloud storage options. The post 8 Free Cloud Storage Options appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: The Best Cloud Storage Services Key features that your cloud storage service should have.... Windows Talk: What You Need to Know About Cloud Storage It may be time to jump on the trend... Three Online Backup Options Compared Online backup services are becoming quite popular, but it...
  • Customize Windows 10 Start Menu

    Make Tech Easier
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    4 ways to create a custom Windows 10 Start Menu. The post Customize Windows 10 Start Menu appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Customize Your Windows 8.1 Start Screen In an effort to quell the furor over replacing the... Customize Windows Start Menu How to customize the Window 7 Start Menu with folders... Customize Your Browser Start Page With What is a start page to you? Is it...
  • The Desktop Lives On

    Bob Rankin
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    The HP Sprout combines a PC, 3D scanner, projector, and keyless keyboard - provides solid proof that the Desktop lives on. The post The Desktop Lives On appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Bob Rankin: Replace Desktop With Laptop? "I'm thinking about getting a new computer, because mine... 6 Reasons You Should Have 2 Monitors A larger monitor is not always the best answer... Five Reasons Desktop PCs Won’t Die Tablets and smartphones seem to be taking over the computing...
  • Adding iCloud to Windows 8

    Ask Dave Taylor
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    How to share content between a Mac and a PC. The post Adding iCloud to Windows 8 appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: DropBox and Windows 8 How to connect your DropBox account with Windows 8.... Adding Bookmarks to Windows 8 Taskbar One of four different ways you can manage a Web... Add Custom Stock Tiles to Windows 8 Start Page How to customize your Windows 8 Start Page by...
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    Online Tech Tips

  • How to Use MSCONFIG in Windows

    Aseem Kishore
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Windows has all sorts of hidden little utilities that let you configure and modify system settings not normally visible in areas like the Control Panel. One of my favorite tools that has been around since Windows 98 is MSCONFIG. It basically stands for Microsoft System Configuration and is obviously used to configure various settings. In this article, I’ll show you how to access MSCONFIG and how to use it. Let’s start off by opening MSCONFIG on Windows 7. The tool is pretty much the same from Windows Vista and higher, with only a minor change in Windows 8 that I will talk about…
  • How to Access Mac Files from a Windows PC

    Aseem Kishore
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
    Apple is becoming more popular everyday (I love my MacBook and it’s selling in record numbers this year), yet most people still have Windows PCs at home. If you are running both Macs and PCs on your network, there’s a good chance you might want to share files between your Mac and PC. You can do this in one of two directions: either access Mac files from a Windows PC or access Windows files from a Mac. Today I’m going to talk about how you can share files on your Mac and access them on your PC. The process is fairly simple and should work as long as you are on the same…
  • How to Batch Change File Extensions for Windows Files

    Aseem Kishore
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Recently, I came across a problem where I had to change the file extension on a bunch of Windows files from no extension to .JPG. Someone sent me a large number of files, but for some strange reason, they had no file extension, even though they were images! Once I added the .JPG extension to the end of the file, I was able to open the images. There are many other reasons why you may need to rename file extensions, so I’ll show you how you can change them one at a time if you have a small number of files or batch rename file extensions if you have lots of files. If you have a file with…
  • How to Boost and Increase Your Internet Speed

    Aseem Kishore
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:34 am
    Looking for a way to increase your Internet speed without upgrading your ISP Internet plan? Well, Internet speed can depend on a several factors, both internal to the network and external. Starting from the operating system, you have the network card, network cable, wireless router, broadband modem, and possibly other devices before you even get out of your house. Also, this article is meant for users who had previously been browsing at a certain download speed, but now seem to be browsing at a much slower speed. If you perform a speed test on your connection and are getting within 85% to 90%…
  • How to Add Your Own Subtitles to a Video

    Aseem Kishore
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Recently, I downloaded a video off the Internet that was in Hindi and I needed to add English subtitles to the video so that I could share it with some friends. I checked out Windows Movie Maker, which has the ability to overlay text on video, but the feature set was very poor and it was nearly impossible to control where the subtitles showed up, for how long, and in what kind of format. Another problem with Windows Movie Maker is that you can’t create subtitles that show up as an option in DVD players; it’s either always there or not. After doing some research, I found that the…
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    Tech Spikes

  • How To Ensure Your Mac Runs as Quickly as Possible

    Laura Jackson
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:37 pm
    If your Mac is running slowly then this can quickly become very frustrating. The whole point of having a powerful machine such as a Mac is so that you can get tasks done quickly. Once this starts to not be the case your machine can seem pretty useless. However, this doesn’t mean you need to give up on your machine altogether. In fact, there are some really easy ways to get your machine backup and running. Restart Your Machine It might seem like a pretty simple solution but resetting your machine can help. We all get into the habit of leaving our machines o for days and weeks at a time.
  • All about latest tablets and choosing the most suitable one in India

    6 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    Tablets have become very popular in India right from those being offered by Apple, HCL, Lenovo, Samsung and more. Each and every prospective customer is looking and comparing for features, storage and even prices before proceeding to make the final purchase. A brief review of the most popular tabs in India could help one to zero down on the most suitable one for him/her. iPad Air – Owning this one is a matter of pride after all, it’s an Apple product. Though pricey, the iPad Air comes with a brand new A8X processor, M8 motion coprocessor and an 8 mega pixel camera to brag about. For…
  • Why Your Business Should Invest In Smartglasses

    Laura Jackson
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    There have been many products that contain smartglass released onto the market over the last twelve months. We’re still waiting for Google to release their latest product. However, business owners around the world are slowly realising how much difference this technology can make to their company. Today, we’re going to present you with some of the main reasons you need to invest in smartglass over the next few months. You will increase productivity A lack of productivity could spell danger for your company. Smartglasses will allow your team to keep on top of their emails and correspondence…
  • 5 Ways Remote Working Could Help Your Business

    Laura Jackson
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Although remote working is not a new concept, most business owners are only just realising how much difference it can make to their success. Considering that, we’re going to present you with five ways it could help your company in this article. If you want to learn more, just take a look at the infographic. Cutting costs Allowing your team to work remotely from time to time will mean you won’t have such high energy bills for your office. Flexibility By implementing remote working solutions, your staff will have the option to work from home if personal circumstances mean they can’t make…
  • How content marketing benefits businesses

    Laura Jackson
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Every decent website is made up of text content that explains to the viewer what that business or organisation is all about. Many businesses hire content writers to put together this information and use SEO techniques throughout the content in order to raise the online presence of the site. SEO stands for search engine optimisation and simply uses an array of methods to push the website further up the results page on search engines. This allows web surfers searching for a relevant key term to find that website more easily. The higher up it appears in search engine rankings, the more likely it…
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    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • Helios Bluetooth solar-powered headphones aim to cut the cord for good

    Nick Lavars
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    We first came across the idea of solar-powered Bluetooth headphones back in 2009. Five years later, the proliferation of Bluetooth LE and the capability of today's solar cells has given London-based startup Exod the tools needed to turn the concept into reality. With its Helios headphones, the company is dangling the prospect of a dangle-free listening experience in front of mobile music lovers. .. Continue Reading Helios Bluetooth solar-powered headphones aim to cut the cord for good Section: Mobile Technology Tags: Audio, Bluetooth, Headphones, Kickstarter, Photovoltaic, Solar Powered…
  • Chevy scorches the virtual track with the laser-powered Chaparral 2X

    C.C. Weiss
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:44 pm
    After seeing Chevy's sneak preview of the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo, we got the idea that it was going to be the most extreme Vision Gran Turismo yet, both in terms of styling and technology. We weren't disappointed when Chevy pulled the cloth off at the LA Auto Show last week. The radical racer uses a highly conceptual laser powertrain to rattle the track with 900 hp of thrust. .. Continue Reading Chevy scorches the virtual track with the laser-powered Chaparral 2X Section: Automotive Tags: Chevrolet, Concept Cars, Gran Turismo, LA Auto Show 2014, Laser, Lithium-ion, Racing, Video…
  • Video games replace eye patch to treat lazy eye

    Karen Sprey
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:10 pm
    With video games having previously been found to improve decision making speeds and the brain's capacity to learn, scientists have now created challenging computer games with a fun element that significantly improved depth perception and binocular vision in people with a lazy eye. Unlike the traditional patch used to treat the condition, the video games encourage both eyes to work together... Continue Reading Video games replace eye patch to treat lazy eye Section: Health and Wellbeing Tags: Eye, Health, Ohio State University, Salus University, University of Louisville, Video Games, Vision…
  • Mazda joins compact SUV market with new CX-3

    Scott Collie
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Mazda has used the Los Angeles Auto Show to unveil its entry in the ever-growing compact SUV segment. The CX3 slots in below the CX-5 in Mazda's lineup, and will take on Nissan's Juke, Ford's EcoSport and Subaru's XV Crosstrek in the battle for buyers. .. Continue Reading Mazda joins compact SUV market with new CX-3 Section: Automotive Tags: KODO, LA Auto Show 2014, Mazda, Skyactiv, SUV Related Articles: Mazda to licence Toyota Prius hybrid technology Mazda joins the downsizing party with 1.5-liter SKYACTIV diesel Mazda 2 gets a big revamp for 2016 Tokyo world premiere for Mazda TAKERI…
  • Moto 360 vs. Asus ZenWatch: Up close with two of 2014's best smartwatches

    Will Shanklin
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:54 pm
    The first two Android Wear watches were very gadgety-looking affairs, but three recent releases add some style to Google's wearable platform. We have two of those – the Moto 360 and Asus ZenWatch – in house right now, and have a few thoughts on how they compare... Continue Reading Moto 360 vs. Asus ZenWatch: Up close with two of 2014's best smartwatches Section: Wearable Electronics Tags: Asus ZenWatch, Moto 360, Product Comparison, Smartwatch, Wearable, wearable computing Related Articles: Asus ZenWatch review: Fashion and function start to find balance Hands-on with the Asus ZenWatch…
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    John Morris

  • How can a newbie freelancer become popular in freelancing websites?

    John Morris
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    Watch on YouTube: Listen on SoundCloud: You gain popularity by doing more work and getting good reviews and recommendations from the clients you work with. Elance uses a sophisticated algorithm to determine an individual freelancer’s level. You can see this level displayed on the side of your profile here: This level is important because it plays a major role in how you show up in profile listings throughout Elance. In general, the higher your level the more likely you are to show up at the top of those lists and get seen by potential…
  • My Closest Friends Said I’d Never Make It as a Web Designer… Then I Did This!

    John Morris
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    In this episode of the John Morris Show, I teach you how to use Elance and ODesk to build a successful freelance web design business. This 6-part strategy is what I used to prove all my friends and family wrong when they said I’d never make it as full-time web designer. And, to be blunt… if your freelance business is based 100% on sites like Elance and ODesk.. you’re being foolish. You could be working less and making more by implementing the 6 simple steps in this video. Over time, these steps will start to seem a bit “magical” because you’ll have new…
  • How to Avoid Clients From Hell BEFORE They Ever Hire You

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

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

    John Morris
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    I was recently asked: “How do I fill out my profile on sites like Elance and oDesk? How do I fill them out in a way that’s honest but more impressive than leaving them blank?” Here’s the simplest way I can put this… Your unique situation can and SHOULD be positioned to highlight your advantages. For example, when I started looking to get hired for freelance IT jobs I was completely self-taught and I believed that was a disadvantage. I believed coders who had gone to school were in a better position than me and would have an easier time convincing clients to hire…
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    Make Tech Easier

  • How to Download Vine Videos

    Derrik Diener
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    Vine is a really interesting video sharing platform. It allows you to make 6 second videos. Since the platform has such a small time limit for videos, it yields some super creative videos and has created a whole new wave of short film directors.Have you found a couple of Vine videos online and you want to keep them? Maybe you want to download all of your most popular Vines and make a compilation for YouTube. Or maybe you’re just wanting to download your favorite Viner’s work. How do you do it?Downloading Vine videosDownloading videos from Vine is pretty simple. For this process,…
  • Should You Back Up Physically or On The Cloud?

    Miguel Leiva-Gomez
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:25 pm
    The cloud has gotten massive since it first started becoming a phenomenon. In particular, cloud storage seems to be the most interesting (and fastest-growing) service for both the consumer and business markets. As each year passes, bandwidth just keeps getting cheaper. This makes cloud-based storage space more accessible, in some cases, than buying a new hard drive for some people. For those of us who still work heavily with personal computers, though, the external hard drive will always be an option. This leads us to one question: Which one is better? Assessing Cloud StorageCloud storage is…
  • Easily Store Encrypted Backups in the Cloud with Duplicati

    Himanshu Arora
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:25 pm
    The popularity of services like Skydrive, Google Drive, and more, indicates the increasing trust and dependency of people using cloud storage. Coupled with the falling prices, these services offer a convenient way to create system backups on remote servers.One of the few useful backup tools that allow you to backup your files to the cloud is Duplicati. Duplicati is a cross platform, open source, and free backup client that securely stores encrypted, incremental, compressed backups on cloud storage services and remote file servers. It works with Amazon S3, Windows Live SkyDrive, Google Drive…
  • Early Black Friday Deals: Best Gadgets For Travelling

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:25 am
    It is the holiday season again. If you are travelling, or planning to travel, don’t forget to bring these gadgets along.1. The Bluetooth Audio BeanieWhat is better than to warm your head with a beanie in the winter and listen to your favorite music at the same time? The Bluetooth Audio Beanie comes with a bluetooth player embedded in the beanie and can connect to your phone for you to listen to music as well as making calls.The best thing is, it comes with a removable speaker so it can be easily washed between wearing.The Bluetooth Audio Beanie 2. The Smart Travel Router: A Globally…
  • Schannel Vulnerability Found in Windows Systems – Update Now to Be Safe

    Vamsi Krishna
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    Microsoft recently released a critical security update for a serious vulnerability found in Microsoft Secure Channel package. This is a built-in software and is available in all the modern Windows systems starting with Vista to the recent Windows 8.1 and other Windows server versions. This new critical vulnerability affects the secure network connections and allows an attacker to perform remote code executions.Since the vulnerability is affecting almost all the Windows systems, it is rated as critical by Microsoft, and it is recommended to update your Windows system as soon as possible to…
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  • Resize Images Online Free with these Tools

    shabnam sultan
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:23 am
    Facing problems while uploading your recent holiday photos on Facebook because of its huge size? No worries, there are many online tools which helps in resizing image as per your requirement without disturbing the quality of the image. These online…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 15 Awesome Free and Paid Logo Maker Tools 8 Best Alternatives To Dropbox 15 Tools to Search for Perfect Domain Name Top 10 PayPal Alternatives 30+ Best Free URL Shorteners
  • 30 Free Responsive WordPress Themes for Your Blogs

    shabnam sultan
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:11 am
    WordPress is a popular content management system and Responsive Web design is the latest concept. With the advancement of technology people are now using smartphones and tablets to browse web. Many bloggers and webmasters who are WordPress users are now…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 10 Best e-Commerce WordPress Themes in 2014 6 Best Premium Coming Soon WordPress Themes 2014 7 Top Best Selling WordPress Themes 2014 Top WordPress Themes for Yoga Studios or Yoga Instructors 6 Top Premium Photography WordPress Themes
  • 2014 Accessories Most Likely to Survive in the New Year

    shabnam sultan
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:19 pm
    Another year is drawing to a close, which means another four long seasons of fashion have come and gone. This year has been full of audacious choices on runways and sidewalks alike, as more and more women and men dare…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: iPhone 4 catches fire Imo’s new and improved iPhone app for social networking Gadget Show Live in Birmingham 2014 Top Ramadan 2014 Apps for Smartphones How To Make Your Mobile Phone Unreachable
  • 15+ Best Chrome Extensions for Web Developers and Designers

    shabnam sultan
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    Google Chrome browser is a powerful browser, Web developers and designers love Google Chrome Extensions because of speed and built-in developer tools. If you are a Chrome user, check out these powerful Chrome Extensions which will speed your work flow…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Google Chrome Canary For Mac OS X Released Hide/Snooze Webpages In Chrome To Use Later 8 Best Alternatives To Dropbox Top 10 PayPal Alternatives 10+ Best WordPress Theme Frameworks
  • 5 Best CSS Preprocessors To Speed Up Coding

    shabnam sultan
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:51 am
    CSS Preprocessors are used by developers to build CSS faster which speeds up your Web development workflow. CSS Preprocessors provide developers which features which are not present in CSS which include variables, constants and syntax. If you are a Web…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 15+ Best Chrome Extensions for Web Developers and Designers
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    Science + Technology – Articles – The Conversation

  • Proceeds of crime: how polymer banknotes were invented

    Tom Spurling, Professor of Innovation Studies at Swinburne University of Technology
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    They're waterproof and tough – not to mention colourful – but plastic notes were developed for their unforgeability. Lis Ferla/Flickr, CC BY-NCWelcome to CSIRO Inventions, a series looking at the discoveries and innovations borne from Australia’s national science agency. In this first instalment, we outline the story behind the plastic money we use today – and the criminal world that drove its development. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and CSIRO’s 20-year “bank project” resulted in the introduction of the polymer banknote – the first ever of its kind, and the most…
  • Exo-Earths and the search for life elsewhere: a brief history

    Jonti Horner, Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow at University of Southern Queensland
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Artist's impression of a sunset on the planet Gliese 667Cc. While that planet is likely not an ideal target, we will discover planets far more like our own. ESO/L. Calçada, CC BYThe criteria for life on other planets is the focus of the 4th Australian Exoplanet Workshop, hosted by the University of Southern Queensland this week. The first in this series on exoplanets looks at the story so far in the search for life elsewhere in the universe. Ever since humans first looked up at the night sky, we have wondered whether we are alone in the universe. Dreams of life beyond Earth pervade…
  • Freedom Act denied ... so what happens when Patriot expires?

    Bruce Baer Arnold, Assistant Professor, School of Law at University of Canberra
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    When the sun sets on Patriot, what will spy agencies do? Roving Eye 365/Flickr, CC BYLast week a proposal called the Freedom Act was defeated in the US Senate. The Freedom Act was to restrict whole-of-population collection of communications data which is currently permitted under the Patriot Act, which was enacted after 9/11, until June 2015. The Freedom Act, were it passed, would have extended the data gathering aspect of the Patriot Act to the end of 2017. So what will happen to mass data collection when the Patriot Act expires in six months – and will there be any effects in Australia?
  • Go with the grain: technology to help farmers protect crops

    Paul De Barro, Senior Principal Research Scientist, Ecosystem Sciences at CSIRO
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    Tractors may have revolutionised farming but to protect biosecurity, farmers could do with some extra help. Ben McLeod/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SANew technology to tackle biosecurity challenges down the track is one of the five megatrends identified in today’s CSIRO report Australia’s Biosecurity Future: preparing for future biological challenges. As manpower in the agriculture and biosecurity sectors declines, we must look to technological innovation to protect crops. Monitoring and surveillance, genetics, communication and data analysis have been identified in today’s report as future work…
  • Fitness tracking data in courts – persuasive, but not conclusive

    Angela Daly, Research Fellow in Media and Communications Law at Swinburne University of Technology
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:35 pm
    No longer restricted to elite athletes, personal fitness data can be collected from people jogging, going to the gym – even sleeping. Josh Janssen/Flickr, CC BY-NDBeyond simply counting steps, fitness tracking technology creates personal black boxes that archive everything we do – even sleeping. So it’s not surprising to see that a Calgary law firm, representing a fitness instructor injured more than four years ago, announced last week it will use data taken from the plaintiff’s FitBit as an “objective” measure of activity in a personal injury lawsuit in order to show a…
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  • Xiaomi Redmi Note and Redmi Note 4G to go on sale on Flipkart

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:39 am
    Xiaomi’s latest devices- the Xiaomi Redmi Note and the Redmi Note 4G, are about to go on sale in India. Xiaomi announced their availability at an event held in Delhi. Both the phones have a display size of 5.5-inches with different specifications. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G won’t support dual SIM whereas the Redmi Note […]
  • Giveaway Winner of 2GB Free Web Hosting for 1 Year from HostSlicer

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:42 am
    A month ago Cyberjunkeez organized a Giveaway where premium web hosting service provider HostSlicer is offering 2GB Free web hosting for a year to one of our readers. HostSlicer is an Indian web hosting service that offers a list of premium packages at a very affordable cost. And today we are going to announce the […]
  • The Best and Affordable Web Hosting Companies in India

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    When it comes on choosing the right web host, then it’s really difficult to find the accurate one. Generally small startup companies and newbies seek for the most affordable web hosting companies for their websites and small business. But the interruption occurs when they think about “How their services will be?” or “Shall I face […]
  • How to Use Telegram from your PC without installing any application?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
      Telegram is just another rival of WhatsApp messenger that offers free instant messaging. Till now you must have used Telegram on your iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices but you will glad to know that you can also use it from your laptop or PC (Windows, Mac and Linux). And the greatest news is […]
  • Nokia announces its first ever iPad style Android tablet, the Nokia N1

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    Nokia is back with a bang by introducing it first ever Android tablet, the Nokia N1. Nokia N1 quite resembles the Apple iPad look that carries a 7.9-inch IPS LCD display. The tablet operates on 64-bit 2.3GHz Intel quad-core processor and includes the latest version of Android, Android 5.0 Lollipop. Nokia N1 also offers the […]
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  • The Customer Success Imperative: The Time to Act is Now

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

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

    14 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The evolution of traditional online commerce and the increasing relevance of mobile technology are driving changes in the payments ecosystem.  While these changes are substantial and impactful, they are not necessarily unprecedented--the changes in the payments ecosystem in many ways mirror changes that have already happened in the enterprise software industry.  Scott Haug, Partner, and Laura Green, Principal, are featured in TechRadar Pro on how merchant acquirers and processors can leverage customer success lessons from the software industry to improve revenue and…
  • Five Key Takeaways from TSIA’s Tech Services World Conference 2014

    10 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    by Neil Jain, Partner Coming out of the recent Technology Services World conference in Las Vegas, my colleagues and I were struck by how pervasive a few common themes were.  It seemed as though every executive we met and every panel or keynote we listened to were all grappling with similar topics.  For those in the tech industry that weren’t able to attend, following is a quick summary of five key takeaways: 1.    Services Under Attack from Two Fronts It’s no surprise that when a bunch of Services executives get together, they are going to kibitz about…
  • Five Key Operating Model Considerations For Commercializing Data-Driven Products

    10 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    In a September paper, Waterstone outlined an approach for technology companies to systematically identify and capitalize on data-driven products and services.  However, as companies look to commercialize data-driven products, it is important to consider the new context and business environment and adjust accordingly.  Hubert Selvanathan and John Zuk, Principals, and TJ Devine, Manager, discuss five aspects of the process that should be carefully evaluated. Click here to read more
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  • Microsoft OneNote is a secret weapon for Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping

    Brian Fagioli
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    For many families, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are to be taken very seriously. You see, they actually make battle plans, so they can best maximize the savings. It is not uncommon for people to draw maps of the store interiors and assign products to each family member so they can target them once inside. Unfortunately, many people still do their planning with old-fashioned paper and pen; the insanity! It is hard to blame them though, as specific technological solutions have not been popularized. Sure, you can use Excel to create a spreadsheet of desired products with associated prices, but…
  • Are you scared to shop online for Black Friday and Cyber Monday? You're not alone

    Brian Fagioli
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    For many of us, online shopping is now second nature. We've been at it for years. Hell, I try to buy most of my stuff from retailers like Amazon. With that said, many people are still afraid of online shopping, and it is not a phobia that is totally devoid of logic. When buying on the web, your credit card number could be compromised; especially if the retailer is not trustworthy, or simply not focused on security. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost here, so the results of a new study are quite timely -- 77 percent of people in the world do not feel safe shopping online. "Global…
  • How Apple is winning in the enterprise

    Tad Johnson
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    Whilst PCs continue to be used in the workplace, the Apple collection of Macs, iPads, and iPhones are dominating the desk-space and pockets of the workforce. A recent survey revealed that 60 percent of US businesses are supporting more than 100 Apple devices and the UK seems to be following suit with Apple continuing to introduce features for the UK enterprise market -- such as the news that it will be expanding its Device Enrolment Program (DEP) to 26 countries, including the UK, Netherlands, France and Germany, highlighting Apple’s commitment to the enterprise. In addition, the program…
  • Windows 10 Build 9879 hits Slow ring, ISO and BSOD fix also released

    Mark Wilson
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    With Windows 10 technical Preview, Microsoft is delivering updates to Windows Insiders on two different schedules. People who have opted to join the Fast ring for preview updates already have Windows 10 Build 9879, but today the latest build starts rolling out to those who opted to stay in the Slow ring, or just didn’t know that the faster option was available. After a couple of weeks' testing on Fast ring guinea pigs, Build 9879 is rolling out to the Slow ring. There have been no changes in the move from Fast to Slow ring, so we know what to expect but Microsoft has taken the opportunity…
  • New battery tech can charge your smartphone in just 30 seconds

    Darren Allan
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:11 am
    Fancy fully charging your phone up in just half a minute? Even with modern smartphones, a full charge from close to zero can take a good long wait and a major inconvenience, particularly when you’re having to plug the thing into a power outlet if you don’t have a handset with wireless charging. While there are already "turbo charger" systems from, for example, Motorola, which can juice up a phone in just 15 minutes, an Israeli firm reckons it has a system which can charge a handset with a full day’s worth of power in just 30 seconds. The company in question is the Roman Abramovich…
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    Tech Prezz

  • Nokia N1

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

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

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

    4 Nov 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Pros Big display (5.0 inches) High-resolution screen (720 x 1280 pixels) High-resolution camera (13 MP) Quad core processor Lots of RAM (2 GB RAM) 4G LTE (4G) NFC Small dimensions (5.48 x 2.74 x...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Motorola DROID Turbo

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Pros Huge display (5.2 inches) High-resolution screen (1440 x 2560 pixels) Extremely high pixel density (565 ppi) High-resolution camera (20.7MP) Quad-core processor Lots of RAM (3 GB) Fast internet support (4G LTE) NFC Water-resistant...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
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  • Google Made It Easier to Check If Your Account Has Been Hacked

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

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

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

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

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Inbox by GoogleEven with all the new forms of communications popping up everyday, Email has managed to stand its ground. It still reserves a space in the web communication spectrum.The ongoing battle for Email clients isn’t going to end soon. Many came with their ideas and launched products in the market but only few could withstand the competition.Today Email sorting, management and filtering are the features that everyone look for in a mail client.Outlook recently revamped their User Interface to a much modern look which facilitated…
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    FierceMobileIT News

  • News Scan: iPad to see 1st year of declining shipments; Mobile banking top retail banking priority; more

    Fred Donovan
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Nov. 25, including the jfirst year of decline for the iPad, mobile banking becoming the No. 1 priority for retail banks, why mobile broadband modems are down for the third year, the next mobile trend U.S. shoppers are embracing and the data throttles that T-Mobile plans to throttle.
  • Top three IT areas for investment are all mobile related, says MaaS360 chief

    Fred Donovan
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:11 am
    The top three technology areas where enterprises are investing are mobile security/mobile device management, BYOD policy development and mobilizing business apps, according to Joe Pappano, president of IBM's MDM firm MaaS360 by Fiberlink.
  • New IBM service offers insight into enterprise mobile app performance

    David Weldon
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    When it comes to mobile applications development, IT departments need all the help they can get. A new service from IBM gives CIOs insights into how their mobile apps are performing from both a speed and user experience perspective.
  • 6 ways to create a secure BYOD program

    Robert Bartley
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:21 am
    As programs like BYOD become more accepted and more frequently deployed, the number of use cases for companies to follow or refer to increases as well. Dave Cartwright, a 20-year veteran in the IT industry, outlines the "essential checklist" that companies and employees can follow to secure their own mobile device programs.
  • News Scan: DataFox launches first mobile app; Apple updates API for iAd Workbench; more

    Fred Donovan
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Monday, Nov. 24, including startup DataFox's launch of its first mobile app, Apple updating API for automated ad buying platform iAd Workbench, more than one-third of U.S. adults using smartphones for video calling, Sony's new smartwatch as first Android smartwatch based on Broadcom's SOC platform and in-car safety features fuel demand for automotive multifunction TFT-LCD panels.
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  • Black Friday Apple Store: Gift Cards + Product RED Donation

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:24 pm
    If you are looking for the best deals on Apple’s coolest new Macs, iPads and iPhones, the Apple Store isn’t the best place to look. However, whereas other retailers can claim better prices, only the mothership can guarantee availability and generous support of the Product RED campaign.“Purchasing any of Apple’s iPhone lineup — including the iPhone 5c, 5s, 6, and 6 Plus — will net a $50 gift card, though they are limited to two gift cards per household,” write the bloggers at AppleInsider. “iPad buyers will receive the same with the same restriction, while consumers…
  • Apple Sapphire Dead? Corning Celebrates with Gorilla Glass 4

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:05 pm
    One man’s pleasure is another man’s pain. Apple just piddled away hundreds of millions in the Arizona dessert. To whit, Corning is celebrating that failure the launch of Gorilla Glass 4, which wouldn’t exist but for Tim Cook’s first big humiliation.Rumor has it that Apple sapphire died in the Arizona dessert. That is, Apple supplier GT Advanced Technology sealed the fate of high volume sapphire manufacturing when it declared bankruptcy last month.Bad break for Apple? Perhaps, but that’s good news for Gorilla Glass maker Corning, which gets to keep Apple as a…
  • iOS 8.2 Beta: All About Apple Watch, WatchKit

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Still having troubles with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch even after installing iOS 8.1.1? You will probably have to live with those issues until next year. While Apple may still release another bug fix upgrade, right now the company and its developers are busy with iOS 8.2 Beta.What’s that about? It’s about that bass Apple Watch and WatchKit developer’s toolkit.Even as reports of unresolved iOS 8.1.1 issues rolled in, Apple began pushing iOS 8.2 Beta (iOS 8.2 Beta Release Notes) to developers. Although there certainly will be bug fixes and feature tweaks included in the…
  • Apple Secret: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Play 4K Video

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    Shhh, Apple doesn’t want you to know! Call it an Easter Egg, or hidden feature, inside your shiny new Apple smartphone. Yes, boys and girls, the powerful 64-bit A8 chip that comes with every iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus can playback 4K video.Although the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus offer native resolutions of “only” 1334 x 750 and 1920 x 1080 pixels, respectively, these devices can nevertheless playback 4K video. How do we know?The good people at Softorino, creators of the WALTR Mac to iPhone video transfer app (download), discovered this cool little tidbit while testing their…
  • iPhone 7 Camera: The Next Revolution

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:19 pm
    In 2005, the world’s best selling mp3 player was the iPod mini. Apple stunned analysts and customers by replacing it with the iPod nano, which went on to become the best seller. Who does that? If John Gruber is right, Apple’s going to do it again with the iPhone 7 camera.On last week’s The Talk Show, Apple geek extraordinaire John Gruber let it slip that the iPhone 7 camera will be a giant leap forward for smartphone photography. Considering that the iPhone is already widely regarded as the best camera phone, that’s saying a lot:The specific thing I heard is that next…
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  • Antarjaal’s Kannada Greeting card app for iPhone and iPad

    Chethan Thimmappa
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    We are a day away from Kannada Rajyotsava:A mass festival celebrated in month of November by people of Karnataka. Antarjaal has a dedicated iPhone/iPad app optimized for Kannada language, which helps one create greeting cards in Kannada on festive occasions like Kannada Rajyotsava, Christmas, Sankranti, Ugadi, Dasara, Deepavali etc. In country like India where there is a huge diversity in languages, communicating to one in their native language is 100X influential and effective than just communicating in neutral language like English. Greeting Cards carry the same dynamics, one which is done…
  • Xolo Hive UI Review

    Chethan Thimmappa
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:56 pm
    In our previous article we have covered the unboxing and hands-on review of Xolo Hive 8x-1000. Today we will be having a closer look at the UI( User Interface) used for this device – Xolo 8X-1000. Xolo has its proprietary UI called Xolo Hive for android where it enriches the stock android experience by adding important tweaks such as better look and feel, appearance, ease of access, additional custom apps. Vibrant Lockscreens Hive UI has a unique pattern to unlock phone. Instead of typical slide to unlock, it asks you directly which action has to be performed once the phone is unlocked…
  • NVIDIA Bolsters Executive Ranks With Two New Vice Presidents For European Market

    Chethan Thimmappa
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    NVIDIA today announced the appointment of two new vice presidents covering its Europe, Middle East and India market. Jaap Zuiderveld has been named vice president of Sales and Marketing, and Xochilt M. Balzola-Widman has been named vice president of Consumer Business for the region. Zuiderveld comes to NVIDIA from Colt Technology Services, in London, where he led the enterprise services business’s global direct sales force. Prior to that, he served as chief operations officer and managing director for Europe at ACN, and as chief executive officer at Active 24, where he earlier held the…
  • Parineeti Chopra Debuts on Instagram on her Birthday with a Fan Selfie Collage

    Chethan Thimmappa
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:57 pm
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words in the social media space, Instagram puts that theory to practice.  So when an actress as vivacious and candid as Parineeti Chopra, (who recently tweeted “Finally getting onto Instagram. Too excited! Follow me on parineetichopra”decides to get on to Instagram, we can’t help but wait to see what she’s going to be up to on the platform. Instagram is the mothership for selfie addicts, so Parineeti who debuts on Instagram on October 22nd (her birthday) has decided to celebrate this trend with a difference!  Parineeti, in association…
  • Microsoft Azure data centres opening in Australia next week

    Chethan Thimmappa
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Two Data centers would be starting their operations from tomorrow here at Australia.  With this opening of data centers in Australia, Microsoft has given Australian businesses a good reason to embrace the cloud.  For any Microsoft XBOX one owners who are residing in Australia this is beneficial as they could experience less latency while playing online games on xbox one. These data centers are present at Sydney and Melbourne, The first announcement was done on May 2013. TwitterGoogle+
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  • This Classy Minimalist Wallet Has Bluetooth, GPS Tracker and Charges Your Smartphone Too

    mike chua
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    The SmartWallet you see here may not be the most high-tech wallet we have seen, but it is no less geeky, which suits us just fine. With SmartWallet, the relation between a wallet and a smartphone becomes intertwined. No, you can’t make calls or text with this wallet. It can, however, create a bond between itself and the phone by not letting either be forgotten the next time you leave a place – thanks to the built-in Bluetooth chip. Once paired, either object will alert you if one of them goes out of range and in addition to that, you can use either to locate the other device when…
  • Chevrolet’s Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo is Powered by Laser and Makes 0-60 in 1.5 Seconds

    mike chua
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:55 am
    Chevrolet joins the the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and Volkswagen, to introduced its own vision GT vehicle for Gran Turismo 6 during this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show and boy was it a showstopper, well, in a virtual way, that is. Being a made-for-game car, Chevrolet’s engineering and design teams were not held back when coming with this what Chevy described as “an audacious and ambition vision.” Looking at the images, we couldn’t agree more with Chevy’s executive director of advanced design, Clay Dean and even more so when you come to realize how this…
  • Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept: Off-road Trucks Never Look This Good

    mike chua
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:46 pm
    So you think all pickup trucks are off-road capable? Well, a look at the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept Truck, you may think otherwise. We won’t blame you for having the sudden revelation that your Silverado is in fact not quite ready to take on the beaten paths. I can, for sure, but it won’t be as capable as what ZR2 has to offer. Based on the product Colorado Z71, the ZR2 is a good 4 inches wider and has the look that screams to keep on going even when the road ends. Though so, it doesn’t look all that out of this world, which is a good thing because you want this truck to…
  • Bang & Olufsen H2 On-ear Headphones Oozes with Style, But That’s Expected of the Danish Company

    mike chua
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Not all headphones are made equal – not in the audio delivery and most certainly not in the design. While we can’t speak for the sound of most, we can sure comment on the aesthetic, but with a pair coming from high-end audio equipment maker like Bang & Olufsen, there’s little about its audio reproduction ability, nor will there be questions with the styling. And in the case of the Danish outfit’s latest personal audio listening device, the H2 on-ear headphones, we can only say it is oozing with style that any fans have come to expect from B&O. The product…
  • RestOn Wants to Monitor Your Sleep Without Being Worn

    mike chua
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Most sleep monitor or activity tracker that claims to monitor your sleep requires you to wear a wristband when you sleep, but obviously, not everyone’s ok with that. Fortunately, there are a few non-wearable options out there and the RestOn Sleep Monitor by Shenzhen-based Sleepace is the latest to join the non-wearable camp. It does pretty much what most sleep monitors do, which is to track your sleeping pattern, but what makes RestOn Sleep Monitor stands out is a unique design that lets you sleep on it. Medical-grade sensors are packed into a paper-thin strip that goes between the…
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • Sony Xperia Z4 Specs and Photos Leaked Online

    Liviu Anca
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    Early this year, at Consume Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the folks at Sony claimed that, in order to survive and become relevant on the already overcrowded smartphone market, one company should release two flagships a year. And this is how the Japanese phone maker released their flagships over the past couple of years. In 2013 they […]
  • Best Buy Now Offering Exclusive Blue Motorola Droid Turbo

    Babu Mohan
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
    Motorola Droid Turbo is undoubtedly one of the hottest Android smartphones to have launched this year. With the premium build quality and top-notch hardware specs, there are very few smartphones out there that can stand up to it. But the one area where it seemed a little lacking was the range of color options. Unlike […]
  • Samsung Could Allow TouchWiz UI Customization In Future

    Babu Mohan
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:49 am
    Samsung certainly makes good devices and seems to do a lot of things right except the design of their phones and the TouchWiz UI overlay. Samsung has already started working on addressing the design and build quality issue with the Galaxy Alpha and the Galaxy Note 4, but now Samsung could be bringing some major […]
  • Best Buy Trade-In Deal Lets You Save $100 On Google Nexus 9

    Babu Mohan
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:22 am
    The Google Nexus 9 isn’t just the best Android tablet available right now, but it is also the most powerful Android device in the market currently. But unfortunately, since the device has just been launched, there are no great deals available on it this holiday season. Especially cash discounts. You could see some retailers give […]
  • Metal Unibody Samsung Galaxy A5 Becomes Available For Purchase In China

    Babu Mohan
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:21 am
    With the Galaxy Alpha smartphone, Samsung finally put an end to its long legacy of making phones with plastic bodies and boring designs. The Galaxy Alpha was the first Samsung Android smartphone to use metal for its construction. Shortly after the release of the Galaxy Alpha, rumors about new additions to the A series lineup […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • Top 12 Grammar Mistakes

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    Watch this video to know about 12 Common Grammar and Spelling Mistakes. Music Credit:Kevin MacLeod Subscribe to our YouTube channel at Watch more GK and IQ Test Videos at
  • Tech Mahindra acquires Lightbridge Communications for $240m

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:16 am
    India’s largest IT services company Tech Mahindra said it will acquire US-based Lightbridge Communications Corporation (LCC) for $240 million. Tech Mahindra Executive Vice-Chairman Vineet Nayyar said: “This partnership is another significant step towards the globalisation of Tech Mahindra as we welcome a diverse workforce of over 5,000 network professionals across five continents and more than 50 countries. We expect network services to be a major growth engine for our organisation.” “Over three decades, LCC has grown to become the largest independent provider of wireless…
  • Obama to give Legal Status to more than 4 million undocumented immigrants

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:52 pm
    U.S President Barack Obama has announced that he is granting temporary legal status and work permits to almost five million undocumented immigrants living in U.S illegally, the largest single immigration action in modern American history. More than four million undocumented immigrants who are the parents of U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident children will receive new legal status under Obama’s executive action, if they have been living in the country for at least five years, pay back taxes, and pass a criminal background check. Source: WhiteHouse
  • IBM launching web-based email service “Verse”

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:58 pm
    International Business Machines Corp (IBM) has launched a new e-mail service ‘Verse’ for enterprises that integrates social media, file sharing and analytics to help increase productivity. “With built-in intelligence and a user-first, user-tested design, IBM Verse offers a faster, better way to manage your communications across devices, organize inbound and outbound information, and focus on what you need most”,IBM said. The company plans to offer the cloud-based software free to individuals and small businesses, and also hopes to sell a commercial version to…
  • The Top 5 Regrets of The Dying - Bronnie Ware

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:42 am
    A palliative nurse (Bronnie Ware) recorded the most common regrets of the dying and put her findings into a book called ‘The Top Five Regrets of The Dying.’ The Top 5 Regrets of The Dying are, 1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. 2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard. 3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings. 4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends. 5. I wish that I had let myself be happier. Source: Music Credits: Kevin MacLeod
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  • Lollipop su Lg G3. Come fare?

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Il cellulare LG G3 è un ottimo cellulare dalla carica hardware impressionante ed una durata batteria per niente male. Ma ha una cosa che manca ancora a parecchie persone: la presenza di Lollipop. Questo cellulare non ha ancora lollipop, l’ultima versione di Android disponibile sul mercato! Ma per fortuna possiamo rimediare. Mettiamo Lollipop sul nostro Lg G3 Ricordatevi naturalmente di effettuare un backup sul vostro cellulare. Questa operazione ha i suoi rischi e non ci riserbiamo alcuna responsabilità. Per fare ciò serve il cellulare e naturalmente un pc con tanto di cavo usb da…
  • Home Design 3D, il design d’autore arriva anche su Android

    Gio Tuzzi
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    E’ stata per anni una vera e propria esclusiva per dispositivi mobili iPhone e iPad, ma adesso Home Design 3D potrà essere utilizzata anche da tutti quegli utenti che possiedono uno smartphone Android. Home Design 3D è, senza ombra di dubbio, un’app che può tornare davvero molto utile a chi fa del design e dell’arredamento il suo lavoro: quindi, si rivolge essenzialmente ad arredatori, progettisti ed interior design. Sfruttando l’app Home Design 3D, quindi, gli utenti avranno in ogni momento e in qualsiasi luogo sul proprio dispositivo mobile la possibilità di sfruttare una…
  • Beam Messenger, sbirciate i messaggi mentre vengono scritti

    Gio Tuzzi
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:02 am
    Nel corso degli ultimi giorni si sta parlando con notevole insistenza di Beam Messenger: si tratta sostanzialmente di un tradizionale programma di messaggistica istantanea, ma che a differenza di tutte le altre che appartengono a questa categoria, permette agli utenti di visualizzare i messaggi proprio mentre vengono scritti. In poche parole, ciò significa che ancora prima di cliccare su “Invia” dopo aver scritto il messaggio, la persona con cui si sta comunicando potrà dare un’occhiata a ciò che l’utente sta scrivendo. L’applicazione Beam Messenger è già stata messa a…
  • Football Manager Handheld 2015, finalmente il lancio su iPhone

    Gio Tuzzi
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
      Football Manager Handheld 2015 mette a disposizione degli appassionati della versione per pc, la possibilità di testare le proprie capacità manageriale finalmente anche sui dispositivi mobili targati Apple, ovvero iPhone e iPad. Questa nuova applicazione consente agli utenti di poter prendere il controllo di un team da scegliere campionati di quattordici differenti nazioni e poter gestire tutto ciò che riguarda calciomercato, allenamenti, ma anche tattiche e gestione della squadra nel corso delle partite. Non ci sarà solamente la possibilità di confrontarsi con la tradizionale…
  • Pharmawizard, finalmente potete orientarvi tra i farmaci

    Gio Tuzzi
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:41 am
    Il suo nome è Pharmawizard ed è l’applicazione che, tramite dispositivi mobili, offre la possibilità di trovare informazioni tra tutti i farmaci, permettendo effettuare dei confronti tra di essi e scovare la farmacia che si trova nei paraggi. Tutte le varie informazioni che vengono impiegati all’interno dell’app sono assolutamente garantite, visot che derivano direttamente dai canali ufficiali che si riferiscono al ministero della Salute e dagli archivi di Farmadati Italia. Pharmawizard è un’applicazione che si può considerare davvero molto utile per poter chiarire numerosi…
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    Blogging Techstacks

  • CryptoNark 0.5.6 Released

    Chris Mahns
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Today, I am releasing CryptoNark version 0.5.6, which contains three notable changes/improvements: OpenSSL version detection has been updated up to the latest versions released on October 15, 2014. Due to the POODLE vulnerability, colorization of all SSL3 ciphers are now red regardless of cipher strength, which is an attempt to encourage people to start disabling sslv3 support on their ssl servers/websites. Added some preliminary SHA-2 certificate detection. If cnark sees that the SSL certificate on the site uses an SHA-2 signature algorithm, it will highlight that in green. If it doesn't see…
  • 1 Uncommon Cause of Unknown SSL Protocol Errors in cURL

    Chris Mahns
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    I came across this error just the other day. cURL throws the following error when I was trying to connect to an https host: Unknown SSL protocol error in connection to <hostname>:-9846 Connecting to the same host using openssl's s_client, the following error was thrown: error:1408F119:SSL routines:SSL3_GET_RECORD:decryption failed or bad record mac Turns out, the server my client was trying to connect to was so old, it didn't support TLS! The workaround for this was to force an ssl3 connection.
  • OpenSSL Version Matrix Updated - October 2014

    Chris Mahns
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    I updated my OpenSSL Version Matrix again to reflect new versions of OpenSSL released since June 5 2014, including the three new versions of OpenSSL that were released yesterday, (October 15, 2014) to address four security issues.
  • CryptoNark 0.5.5 Released - Now Supporting Windows

    Chris Mahns
    10 Jun 2014 | 7:30 am
    It's only been a few days since the 0.5 release but I've been busy updating CryptoNark with some bug fixes and also added in support for Windows. One caveat: I've only tested this on WIndows 8.1 under a Strawberry Perl 5.18.2 installation. Please let me know if there are any issues on older/newer versions of Strawberry Perl. One additional item to note in this version. SSLv2 connections to some sites were causing perl to crash when running on Windows. I've modified the subroutine that is making SSLv2 calls to make it more stable but on those sites that it was crashing on, cnark now falsely…
  • OpenSSL Version Matrix Updated - June 2014 Edition

    Chris Mahns
    7 Jun 2014 | 8:19 pm
    I updated my OpenSSL Version Matrix post again to include the three new OpenSSL versions recently released. The matrix is now current as of June 7, 2014 with Perl code you can steal. I still use Tie::Hash::indexed in all my modules to order this hash in the order you see it in the post. Also, the Kindle edition of chromatic's Modern Perl: 2014 Edition is  available so grab a copy--it's a steal.
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  • How Mobile Devices Changed Shopping

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Guest blog post by Jessica Oaks. The rise of mobile devices has completely changed the nature of how people shop and interact with brands online. With nearly 50 percent of mobile phone users now relyingon their mobile phone as their primary Internet source, it’s critical for retail businesses to be smartphone and tablet-friendly, and many businesses have risen to the task. Industry data shows that sales on mobile devices have skyrocketed at astounding rates — the New York Times reportedin 2013 that mobile sales increased 81 percent in just one year.Read more »
  • Gearing Up For Cyber Monday

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    The holiday shopping season is about to kick off in full force around the corner, and  brick and mortar stores are preparing for Black Friday.But if you sell online, forget Black Friday, because Cyber Monday is the game you should be ready to play (in just over a week!). This post will help you get prepared.Last year was the first year where online sales for Cyber Monday exceeded Black Friday.Total sales last year were nearly 2.3 billion dollars according to Adobe Digital Index. That is a continuation of the steady increase in online sales during the holiday shopping season. If you are…
  • Setting Up Multiple Product Discounts

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Sometimes when you setup a particular product you want to allow people to purchase more of that one item at a discount rate. Since 'tis the season, you may want to offer a discount on your perfect gift items for your customers to snag in bulk for the holidays. Instead of going through the trouble of setting up multiple discounts for a single product, you can setup the product using the Variant feature to get the same effect.For our example we are going to name our product “Product 2” and set the standard price to $2.00 for one to three, $1.75 for four to seven, and $1.50 for eight or…
  • Four Ways to Increase Your Page Ranking

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Guest post by Joshua Marx of Team National. A backlink is simply one hyperlink from one webpage to another. Backlinks are one of the most effective ways to increase your page rankings and search engine optimization (SEO). By displaying other webpage hyperlinks that link to your post, you can work your way up to page one on the Google search engine. This strategy will benefit your company and significantly increase brand exposure. Consider the following steps to help you develop high quality backlinks that will enhance your page ranking results.Read more »
  • How to Register as a Self Employed Sole Trader in the UK

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Guest blog post by Ruby Andrews of NI card.Who can be considered a sole trader?A sole trader is a person who puts his or her effort in a business that belongs to him and benefits by enjoying all the process. Sole traders get involved with financial risks. They are accountable to all debts if the business fails. The advantages of being a sole trader.Low managerial costs (since one person is the sole owner) and easy start up (since less capital is required) are a couple of the advantages of becoming a sole trader. Also, since total control is in one person's hands, decision making can be…
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  • On apps

    23 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Allow me to oversimplify. I am an iPhone user since 2009. Back then, when Apple wasn’t a watch company, the App Store was a fairly easy place to traverse. It may not had curated lists and bundles by Apple, in-app purchases, and Health Kit integraded apps, but its amount of available apps to download was miniscule compared to today (150,000 v 1.2 million.) Fast forward to 2014, newcomers in the the iOS world (many friends of mine included) are overwhelmed by the App Store’s vastness and its inadequacy to expose the great apps.1 So without further ado, here is the list that you can…
  • Think tanks and block chains

    30 Jun 2014 | 2:23 am
    Anil Dash: I teamed up with Kevin McCoy to create monegraph. It’s a system that uses the block chain technology which underpins Bitcoin, but puts it to work in service of artists, so that they can verify that a digital work is an original, with a verifiable provenance. I describe the context of the work in A Bitcoin for Digital Art, my first piece for Medium’s “The Message” collection, and we also showed it off with a demo at the most improbable of venues, TechCrunch‘s Disrupt conference. The response overall has been great, as you can tell from the monegraph…
  • Snapchat’s future

    18 Jun 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Our most basic need right after survival and concurrently a key quality of the human condition is the need to connect and communicate. I’m an avid Snapchat user for almost a year now and sold thenceforth on its ephemeral premise. A friend from the States dragged me into it long before it went huge in Europe as well1 — a great idea in retrospect, since it eliminated a lot of communication friction, both formal and informal. It connects. Snapchat’s “[…] pure sharing, the ‘lowest-commitment form of communication.’”. I’m also a Casey Neistat fan. And today…
  • Automate Git, g++, Dash with Bash

    14 Jun 2014 | 3:53 am
    I was browsing around Github when I found Jim’s Git-aware prompt repo. A nice bash hack to display the current git branch name in your terminal prompt when in a git directory. After installing it struck me1 — I can automate tedious terminal commands with Bash aliases. The general concept is that a Bash alias doesn’t accept parameters itself but it can call a function which does. g++ compiler alias I build my C++ source files with g++ -Wall -O3 foo.cpp -o foo. Now that’s a futile life; typing this multiple times a day. But thank Richard Stallman for…
  • On which a computer passes the Turing Test for the first time

    9 Jun 2014 | 3:41 am
    Yesterday, a computer simulating a 13-year-old boy named Eugene passed the Turing Test at an event organized by University of Reading at London’s Royal Society. This is a huge and remarkable breakthrough in the AI front. The Turing Test is a test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human. It is, essentially, a conversation between three parties—Player A (human,) Player B (machine,) and Player C (human)—which are separated from one another. If the judge (Player A) cannot reliably tell the machine…
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    Two Way Radios

  • What Comes with the Motorola DTR550?

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

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

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

    5 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    Order from this holiday season and save big on walkie talkie radios and accessories!  Coupon code is good from Black Friday 2014 through Cyber Monday 2014.  Call 1-888-560-0758 or email to receive your Cyber Monday walkie talkie coupon code before placing your order. We carry a huge inventory of Motorola walkie talkies, Vertex Standard walkie talkies, and Motorola and Vertex Standard walkie talkie radio accessories, including headsets, batteries, chargers, belt clips, and more!  Most orders ship the same day they are placed – All orders ship…
  • Walkie Talkie Black Friday Deals!

    5 Nov 2014 | 11:51 am
    Order from this holiday season and save big on walkie talkie radios and accessories!  Coupon code is good from Black Friday 2014 through Cyber Monday 2014.  Call 1-888-560-0758 or email to receive your Black Friday walkie talkie coupon code before placing your order. We carry a huge inventory of Motorola walkie talkies, Vertex Standard walkie talkies, and Motorola and Vertex Standard walkie talkie radio accessories, including headsets, batteries, chargers, belt clips, and more!  Most orders ship the same day they are placed – All orders ship…
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  • How to Strengthen Social Media Campaigns Using Psychology

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    Social media campaigns are not just about getting retweets, repins and likes. The aim of such campaigns is to build long-term and meaningful relationships with your target audience. However, many marketers have resorted to ‘bribing’ users to make them perform specific actions. Here, bribing refers to offering incentives to users, such as a reward for […] The post How to Strengthen Social Media Campaigns Using Psychology appeared first on Skyje.
  • Creative Commons 101: Breaking Down Copyright Boundaries

    2 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    You’ve probably heard the name “creative commons” before, especially if you’ve spent any amount of time on Wikipedia. But, what exactly do these licenses do for you and others who develop original works? Do they protect you? Do they allow you to distribute your work freely? Can you distribute others’ works freely? What are the […] The post Creative Commons 101: Breaking Down Copyright Boundaries appeared first on Skyje.
  • Planning for the Holidays in eCommerce

    2 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    When most people think about planning for the holidays, what comes to mind usually consists of long shopping lists, complex culinary dishes and parties with friends and family. As a the owner, manager or assistant to an online store, however, you probably have other things on your mind—on top of the presents, turkey, and late […] The post Planning for the Holidays in eCommerce appeared first on Skyje.
  • Hotjar Insights to Boost your business

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    If you are interested in getting unlimited insights from your web and mobile sites, then Hotjar is the ideal product for you. To be more precise, Hotjar aims at letting you know how visitors use your website, at allowing you to collect feedback and in the end turning more visitors into customers. In other words, […] The post Hotjar Insights to Boost your business appeared first on Skyje.
  • 8 Mini Case Studies for Software Logos

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    Logos are often the first things people notice about a company, and they can influence the way individuals feel about the products being sold or services being offered. Those realities were not lost on the eight software companies we’ll look at below. You’ll soon see how logos can shape the way people view a business. […] The post 8 Mini Case Studies for Software Logos appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • The wizardry of StorMagic

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

    3 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    EMC’s recently announced the acquisition of Maginetics and Spanning, which are mainly for pushing data protection out to cloud storage and cloud storage data protection. The other major item to come out of EMC Global Analyst Summit last week was the announcement of EMC’s Hybrid Cloud Solution. Magnetic for cloud onramp Maginetics is intended to be yet another tier in the deep archive for Avatar, Data Domain and NetWorker but this one is intended to be in the cloud. MagFS Maginetic’s file system manages the file to object transition, provides their own deduplication and can…
  • Apple SIM and more flexible data plans

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    The new US and UK iPad Air 2 and Mini iPad 3’s now come with a new, programable SIM (see wikipedia SIM article for more info) card for their cellular data services. This is a first in the industry and signals a new movement to more flexible cellular data plans. Currently, the iPad 2 Apple SIM card supports AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in the US (what no Verizon?) and EE in the UK. With this new flexibility one can switch iPad data carriers anytime, seemingly right on the phone without having to get up from your chair at all. You no longer need to go into a cellular vendor’s…
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    From Ravikanth's Blog

  • Microsoft Technical Communities got recognized at TechEd India 2014

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

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

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

    15 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    At WPC 2014, Scott Gu announced several new capabilities in Azure and one such new capability is the templates available for ready deployment. Scott demonstrated creation of a SharePoint 2013 farm that can be highly available and demonstrated that we can customize the SQL and other settings. This is a great feature and I couldn’t…
  • Windows Azure Pack: Infrastructure as a service – MVA

    10 Jul 2014 | 10:55 pm
    If you are in the Microsoft Virtualization, System Center or Cloud expertise, there is a Microsoft Virtual Academy event planned for Windows Azure Pack. This event is scheduled to happen on July 16th and 17th. IT Pros, you know that enterprises desire the flexibility and affordability of the cloud, and service providers want the ability…
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    Tech Hamlet

  • Numix Solarized GTK Theme is a Great Offspring of Numix

    Pubudu Kodikara
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    If you are a Linux user who use Gnome based DEs you might have heard about Numix. A clean flat, elegant GTK theme. The theme have a dark variant which is the most popular and a premium light variant which you need to pay. Because it's so popular many people have built cool new themes based on Numix. Numix Solarized is one of them. Solarized is a color palette made with sixteen colors. The author calls it “Precision colors for machines and people.” : Solarized is a sixteen color...
  • Top 9 + Online Scams You Need to Know About

    Pubudu Kodikara
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    The internet is a very dangerous place. If you go there ( or if you live there ) you need to be very, very careful! Think twice before you put down your foot. There are nasty landmines everywhere you go. Normally in the real life there are a lot of ways you can scam someone. But in the Internet there are a lot more and it's even easier to get away with it. 1) Antivirus or System Cleaner scam Trust me I have experience on this. Sometimes you might have seen popups saying that there are...
  • How To Install Gnome 3.14 in Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

    Pubudu Kodikara
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    Finally the new Ubuntu 14.10 is here. For GNOME lovers the official Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 have also been released. But... As usual, you won't get the latest version of GNOME with it. Why? Actually you can't just take it and put it into the OS like we do with the other stuff. GNOME is a desktop environment. A lot of apps depend on it. Normally this is not a big problem. But Ubuntu have customized GNOME a lot to fit their Unity shell. With every release you need to patch it to work with these...
  • Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is released! Download it now

    Pubudu Kodikara
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Canonical have just released the next major version of Ubuntu, the Utopic Unicorn! Earlier they used names of real animals. But a Unicorn is a mythical animal. Or is it?? Anyway, if you stayed with us you might already know that there's no major changes in this release. Some call it the Unchanged Unicorn. But still there are some behind the scene upgrades and fixes which you might want to see. Hybrid Graphics Support : Ubuntu already have a good support for hybrid graphics. The new Ubuntu...
  • : Find the Best Place to Fill Your Tummy in Sri Lanka

    Pubudu Kodikara
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    Hungry? Need a good place to dine? No idea how good the food will be? What if there's a magical place which can give you all these information. Ratings, prices, places around you... Well, its the age of technology and there's a solution for almost anything. In Sri Lanka also people are now getting into the cloud. So, if you want to find a good place to eat, you need to try . Where to eat? What are the nearest restaurants? is a social network for people that eat! When you...
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • How to Use 3M ePrivacy Filter Software for Better Privacy and Security

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

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

    Shaan Haider
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    If you are reading this article right now then, it means that your computer, smartphone or tablet is connected to the Internet somehow and you should be having the idea about the terms like Broadband, DSL, ADSL etc. And the latest in this list is the Naked DSL Broadband. Broadband is the Internet service which is provided by using the ADSL technology. Then what is the Naked DSL and how it is
  • Nokia Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 : Hands-On Review, Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:38 am
    Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 are two of the most popular Nokia or Microsoft Lumia products right now. Thanks to the selfie loving generation and good hardware specs at a competitive price. We tried our hands on Nokia Lumia 735 for a week and now here is the detailed review of the device for all Geeky Stuffs readers. Though this review is about Nokia Lumia 735, you can consider the same as well for
  • MoboGenie - The Best Android App Manager and Content Ecosystem

    Shaan Haider
    3 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    If you are an Android smartphone user then chances are high that you already know about the MoboGenie. It is one of the most popular Android Device Manager for PC using which you can backup your phone contacts, messages, apps, music, images, and videos etc. You can also restore the backed up data, send SMS from your PC using MoboGenie client, manager files and app etc And now Mobogenie is
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  • Philips Kids Headphones – Volume Capped!

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

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

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

    Sarah Lamb
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    In our third video of our Inspire series we asked Ortis Deley former Gadget Show presenter and all round gadget fiend what got him into gadgets and technology. What you may not realise is that Ortis has a BSc in Pharmacy and has also been on Tomorrow’s World. You can find out more about Ortis […]
  • A week with the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro & The Launch!

    Sarah Lamb
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:41 am
    I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of Lenovo’s latest products and what a launch it was.  The latest Lenovo products quite simply took your breath away.  To be honest I really wasn’t expecting to go oooh and aaaah!  It was like watching a firework display but better! The products that were launched at this event […]
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • Day 3 at re:Invent

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

    Joe Kinsella
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    Day 2 at re:Invent is wrapping up, and what a crazy day it was. The day started with the first of the two big keynote announcements. Andy Jassy, the SVP who heads AWS, was the standard speaker for the kickoff re:Invent keynote. Andy was actually the person who drove the business plan that launched AWS, taking it from a concept to the the broad services available today. The keynote was given in an enormous warehouse-like space with over 13K seats. Some key things Andy said include: AWS has 1 million active customers. AWS has the highest revenue growth rate of any multi-billion tech business…
  • Day 1 at re:Invent

    Joe Kinsella
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    I flew out Monday night on the 8 PM JetBlue flight to Vegas for re:Invent. I wasn’t the sole passenger headed to the conference, and met people from a variety of local companies on the plane, including Acquia, Fiksu, MathWorks, Constant Contact, ThreatStack, CloudTP, Mobiquity, CloudHealth and more. I wore my AWS hoodie from last year’s re:Invent, which someone told me was like wearing the band’s t-shirt to their concert (in my defense it is surprisingly comfortable). After an uneventful flight, I checked into the Venetian and crashed. My morning was kicked off with a chance meeting…
  • Are You Driving an Apple or Amazon Product Strategy?

    Joe Kinsella
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:25 pm
    I grabbed lunch with a well respected entrepreneur / investor on my trip to the Silicon Valley last week. One of the topics we discussed has been on my mind for the last couple years: should startups drive their product strategies more like Apple or Amazon? The Apple versus Amazon debate goes like this: Apple has shown an uncanny sense for creating new products. They are known for telling their consumers what they want, and delivering it fully functional with high profile launches. Think iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad. Amazon is known for delivering incrementally based on customer feedback,…
  • My Lost Day in Yosemite

    Joe Kinsella
    9 Nov 2014 | 2:35 pm
    I just spent the day at Yosemite. No, not Yosemite National Park, but Yosemite the OSX upgrade. I'm not exactly sure what I was thinking upgrading OSX the weekend before heading off to Vegas for re:Invent. I've never really had issues with an OSX upgrade, and figured this one should be smooth too. Right? Unfortunately I didn't take the time to read up on what people were seeing before clicking on the Install button. If I had, I would have run this command and realized I would need 40 hours for this upgrade to complete (my upgrade restored ~5 files per second): $ find /usr/local | wc -l 772764…
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  • Get WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe for Free

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:47 pm
    BY Ramakanth WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is a feature-rich video conversion tool for Windows systems that converts common videos into HD-quality videos and apart from HD video conversion, the application supports broad range of output profiles, this allows users to create videos in standard format ( MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, WEBM and FLV) and create DVD […] This is a post from
  • Get F-Secure Freedome VPN free for 1 Year

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:08 pm
    BY Ramakanth F-Secure Freedome is a VPN service with security features designed for mobile devices, this  secure VPN application  is developed by the Finland based security firm F-Secure, the app works on both Android and iOS mobile operating systems. F‑Secure Freedome app is available in almost all countries/regions  including Europe, North America, Latin America, Thailand, Turkey, India...
  • Get WinX DVD Ripper Platinum for Free

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:35 pm
    BY Ramakanth WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a fast and easiest DVD ripping solution that allows users to easily rip DVD movies from a disc, folder or ISO image and convert them into popular video formats without quality loss. WinX DVD Ripper supports most common video formats for computers, mobile phones and portable media players in general. […] This is a post from Read the...
  • F-Secure Key password manager Free for one year

    12 Oct 2014 | 6:49 pm
    BY Ramakanth F-Secure Key  is a password manager that secures all your accounts  across  Windows, Mac, iOS and Android platforms. This security tool  simplifies your life with one secure password , the application stores all your passwords in one user name, so all you need to remember is one master password. That means, you all ways have all your […] This is a post from Read...
  • Download Windows 10 Preview

    2 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    BY Ramakanth You may have already heard that Microsoft named ‘Windows 10′ as their next operating system and successor to Windows 8/8.1.   Although the Redmond company didn’t revealed any reason for skipping Windows 9 name and jumping to Windows 10, but there are rumours that third-party apps could wrongly identify Windows 9 as 95, so the […] This is a post from...
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • Building Mobile Apps With Corona SDK #2

    Jason Slater
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    If you have been following this series so far you should have the Corona Software Development Kit (SDK) installed together with the text editor of your choice. If this is your first time here then you may want to head ... Read More The post Building Mobile Apps With Corona SDK #2 appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Crowdfund Watch: Cocoon Smart Home Security Device

    Jason Slater
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    Cocoon is a neat looking smart home security device which utilises a number of technologies including infrasound detection, machine learning, and profiling in order to provide a whole-of-home security solution. One of the key advantages of Cocoon is it simplicity ... Read More The post Crowdfund Watch: Cocoon Smart Home Security Device appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • IBM introduces IBM Verse

    Jason Slater
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    It’s always quite exciting when big new announcements emerge from IBM. The latest announcement is “IBM Verse” which aims to “revolutionize business communications”. Some of the things we know about IBM Verse include mobile and desktop support and perhaps a ... Read More The post IBM introduces IBM Verse appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • 5 Interesting Technology Developments for the week of 17th November 2014

    Jason Slater
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Nokia: We’re up to something Recently, Nokia tweeted, “We’re up to something” with an image of a mysterious black box and a data of 18.11.14. The box looks similar to an Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV box but ... Read More The post 5 Interesting Technology Developments for the week of 17th November 2014 appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Close Up With The Fujitsu LIFEBOOK T904 Ultrabook

    Jason Slater
    15 Nov 2014 | 4:29 pm
    In this article we will take a close look at the physical aspects of the Fujitsu T904 Ultrabook. The T904 is particularly interesting as it includes a screen that swivels, then folds down over the keyboard, allowing it to operate ... Read More The post Close Up With The Fujitsu LIFEBOOK T904 Ultrabook appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
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  • Windows 10 Build 9879 Offline ISO Files Now Available for Download

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:09 pm
    We know that Microsoft's upcoming OS Windows 10 is under development and testing and a free Technical Preview build is available for download to public: Download Windows 10 Free Technical Preview This Preview build can be installed and used as a primary operating system but you may face bugs and issues as its a testing […]
  • Windows 8.1 November Update Rollup (aka Update 3) Now Available for Download

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    Many people think that Microsoft will keep releasing update packs for Windows 8.1 similar to Update 1 but unfortunately they are wrong. We have already told you in past that Microsoft will no longer release such kind of major update packs such as update 2, update 3, etc for Windows 8.1 operating system. Instead they'll […]
  • [Software Update] Google Chrome 39 Stable Release Now Available for Download

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of Google Chrome web browser is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Good news for Google Chrome users! Google developer team has released Chrome 39 version to Stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. This build includes several security fixes, bug fixes and improvements including: […]
  • Download AeroVG Ei8ht and Ei8ht.1ne Themes for Windows 8 / 8.1

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:55 am
    UPDATE: New AeroVG Ei8ht.1ne RTM theme released for Windows 8.1 which comes in 4 new styles: Round & Clear, Round & Shiny, Square & Clear and Square & Shiny. Finally the wait is over. So many people have asked us to release our popular "AeroVG Se7en" theme for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 and today […]
  • [Review] What’s New in Windows 10 Build 9879?

    13 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    UPDATE: The review has been updated for recently released Build 9879 of Windows 10 Technical Preview. Information about many new features such as built-in options to show/hide Search and Task View buttons on Taskbar, new Hamburger menu in metro app titlebar, etc has been added with screenshots. Also don't forget to check out the changelog […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • Solving Humanitarian Challenges Through Technology

    14 Nov 2014 | 11:39 am
    Recognized as a man who set out to change the world and to make it better, visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist, Ted Turner was awarded the 2014 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award.Read more
  • Applied Named 2015 Military Friendly Employer

    11 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    G.I. Jobs magazine announced Applied Materials has earned the 2015 Military Friendly Employer award for the ninth consecutive year as a top employer of veterans. Additionally, Applied ranked #78 on the Military Friendly Top 100 list. Read more
  • Celebrating Diversity in the Workplace

    6 Nov 2014 | 12:14 pm
    As a proud supporter of diversity and inclusion, and advocate for STEM careers, Applied Materials recently hosted female engineering students from Silicon Valley universities for a day of learning, growing and networking. Attendees heard from MIT alum and guest speaker Jennifer Hwang, a design verification manager for QuickLogic Corporation, along with a panel of Applied employees about exciting and rewarding career paths in engineering.Read more
  • Mike Splinter Honored as Education Champion

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Congratulations to Applied Materials Executive Chairman Mike Splinter on receiving the Silicon Valley Education Foundation's (SVEF) Pioneer Business Leader Award for driving change in business and education philanthropy by using his passion and influence to make a positive impact on people’s lives.Read more
  • What’s in a Name? Innovation for Humanity

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    The project names Gooru, Nanoly, and Sanergy are intriguing. The fact these names represent efforts all over the world, from India to Latin America to Africa, piques curiosity. And, the actual work of the 2014 Tech Laureates is absolutely amazing. Gooru is working to support teachers as they transform learning via open source technology.Read more
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  • How to Enable Double Tap To Wake Feature on Nexus 6

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:02 am
    “Double tap to wake” was a proposed feature for Nexus 6, but Google dropped this feature in the final build, may be due to its play up nature. However, Nexus 6 users can enable this awesome screen-unlocking feature manually or via a simple app called “Nexus 6 Double tap To Wake”. Both methods... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • One Click Root Method for Nexus 6 (Tutorial)

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:11 pm
    This one-click root method for Nexus 6 lets users root their Nexus 6 running on Android 5.0 Lollipop in no time. Here, we are using Chainfire’s popular CF-Auto-Root script for rooting Nexus 6. It is the easiest one-click root methods for Android devices, and even novice users can use it without any... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • A Simple Guide to Unlock Your Nexus 6 Bootloader

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    This simple guide lets you know how to unlock your Nexus 6 bootloader. Like any Nexus devices, unlocking and relocking Nexus 6 bootloader is also simple, but requires an extra step. Many developments have already started for the Nexus 6, but to benefit from these developments, you should first... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • How to Fix Lag After Updating to Android 5.0 Lollipop

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:36 am
    In this guide, we will let you know how to fix lag after updating your device to Android 5.0 Lollipop. While most users got better performance after the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, some users have experiencing lag on their device after installing the new software update. This guide let you know... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • How to Enable Hidden Number Row in Google Keyboard

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:10 pm
    This guide lets you know how to enable the hidden number row in Google Keyboard. One of the most appreciated features of the latest keyboard apps is the number row on top of the keypad that allows you to type 0 to 9 digits directly without going through the other key. Google’s new Material Design... [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

  • Efficient Tool for Your Business

    Guest Author
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:10 am
    Welcome to Daceasy, it is a Singapore Accounting Software. Daceasy is a bookkeeping programming framework planned by Sage in the U.S, it would like to furnish you with the instruments you require for your business. It has recently dispatched their new site. Do keep on supporting us and stay tuned for more upgrades to the site. How to improve in Accounting? Bookkeeping Software When you have entered all your accounting information, obviously you will need to do it all the time with the goal that you can get your obliged reports. Thusly, on a click of a catch, the framework has the capacity…
  • Mobilink becomes fastest growing 3G service of Pakistan

    Bilal Sarwari
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Reaches 1 million 3G customers in 90 days Lahore: 22 October, 2014 – Mobilink 3G customers have reached 1 million mark rendering it as the fasted growing 3G service in Pakistan. Mobilink hit the 1 million mark within 90 days of commercial launch which is the fastest uptake of 3G services of any cellular operator in Pakistan. Mobilink’s 3G services were launched in July this year and continue to provide high-speed internet to customers in 12 cities of Pakistan and counting. President and CEO Mobilink, Jeffrey Hedberg (right) with senior management ofMobilink celebrating 1 Million 3G…
  • Apple indulges some Ground Breaking Features in New iOS 8

    Bilal Sarwari
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    iOS 8 is the best ever invention by Apple, as Apple has admired this fact by itself. The previous iOS versions were having many bugs and vulnerabilities, but Apple has overcome these in iOS 8. Moreover, iOS 8 has many new features that aren’t available in any previous iOS version and the features were the most demanded by iOS users. Without wasting any time on introduction of iOS 8, let’s start discussing about its remarkable features: I’ll discuss first about some new iOS default apps that have been added in iOS 8. Healthkit Healthkit is just like S health app of Samsung,…
  • Are You Looking for Cheapest 3g Plan in Punjab? Get Idea!

    Guest Author
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
    Third fastest thriving and largest mobile operator in India, Idea Cellular is committed to provide seamless and economic data services. Today, the 3G footprint of Idea covers 28 states in India. It has set up its own network in 13 major states and the rest of the country as per Intra Circle Roaming (ICR) contracts. 3G Network of Idea Cellular is going to provide seamless experience to the customers in Punjab like never before, who are anxiously awaiting for the most preferred and oldest mobile operator to introduce its 3G services. Started from Chandigarh which is the capital city of Punjab,…
  • Marvellous Technology By Amazon

    Guest Author
    31 May 2014 | 2:44 am
    What is Iphone 5 Armband? It is one of the Amazon suprising phone technology introduced after an extensive concentration and exertion both of thought and experimentation. Iphone 5 arm band is equipped with divergent tools and techniqes of safety, operation, accessibility, facility of tune and taste coupled with many others qualities and coverages. This is one of the protectors of the phone, a guarantor for its rescue under many odd conditions. If guaged in the deep sense, it have become a direly inevitable need for those who are looking for newer and easier modes of use of modern mobile…
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  • Jurassic World – Official Trailer (HD)

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank The Park Is Open June 12 Source: Jurassic World Movie  
  • How Does The Internet Copyright Rules Apply To You?

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:02 am
    Copyright is something that did not bother many people before the internet; the closet that people come to it was copying a cassette tape for friends and family. However, today, it is all different and it can affect just anyone. The worry is that one day a letter will fall through the letter box from […]
  • The Trampoline Is In Place! What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    This is the most amazing and scary image we have seen for some time. First of all, it is amazing how they have managed to install the trampoline in such a tight space, but who is going to want to jump up and down on it when one slip could be your last? Source: Epic […]
  • Keep Your Batteries Charged With The Energy+ Backpack!

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    Technology is cool but a low battery alert is not and so we are constantly on the look out for something to help us out in these situations. The Energy+ backpack looks like it could be an interesting option for anyone who out and about with no access to mains power. First of all, it […]
  • The Soviet Union’s 1965 Moon Shot Plan!

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
    We know that NASA astronauts reached the Moon first in the space race, but the Soviet Union has plans too and we have the movie to prove it! This is the fully restored video in colour of the Soviet Union: Leningrad Popular Science Film Studios movie from 1965 and directed by Pavel Klushantsev. The first […]
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  • “Time Collapse” And My Broken Brain

    Michael Arrington
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:52 pm
    I was perusing the news headlines this evening and I noticed this article about Glenn Beck’s health troubles. A few sentences early on in the article floored me, because it describes how I feel exactly: “Doctors tell me that up until recently, I hadn’t had a real REM sleep in maybe as long as a decade,” Beck said. “I didn’t have a dream that I remember, except one in a decade. And quite honestly, this isn’t a symptom you look to fix if you have a ton to do. But the first sign of trouble I noticed was what I call a ‘time collapse.’ If we had met before, I couldn’t tell…
  • Abacus, The Expense Software Employees Love, Raises $3.5 Million

    Michael Arrington
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    I hate expense reports. I do them once a year and I still hate it. Back when I had to do them monthly or have the finance department all over me I hated them twelve times as much. Abacus fixes all that. The company was founded by Omar Qari, Ted Power and Josh Halickman (Foursquare, Google, Etsy Venmo and other experience) and they launched earlier this year at Winter Y Combinator. You can read their launch post here. How does Abacus fix expense reports? When a company starts using Abacus, they link their bank account. Employees set themselves up in the app and also link their bank account.
  • Who’s Lying About Whisper?

    Michael Arrington
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Separately, Whisper has been following a user claiming to be a sex-obsessed lobbyist in Washington DC. The company’s tracking tools allow staff to monitor which areas of the capital the lobbyist visits. “He’s a guy that we’ll track for the rest of his life and he’ll have no idea we’ll be watching him,” the same Whisper executive said. – The Guardian As far as I can tell from what The Guardian has alleged, and from Whisper’s denials, what happened is this: 1. When talking to potential partners, Whisper hypes its ability to track users so that those partners will know…
  • Picture Of Kevin Rose’s First App From North

    Michael Arrington
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Kevin Rose was just backstage at TechCrunch Disrupt and gave me a brief preview of his first app, called Tiiny, from his new development company North Technologies. He said it’s going through the app review process now and should be released shortly. Image is terrible but this is his story to tell when he’s ready. Website describes it as “Share tiny little photos that disappear after 24 hours” but it’s more than that. Pretty slick though.
  • The Three Skills Needed To Become A Legendary Tech Blogger

    Michael Arrington
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Every once in a while someone asks me who I think the best tech bloggers are and why. It happened today, in fact, back stage at TechCrunch Disrupt. I also have blogging on the mind in general after reading Jason Kincaid’s new book today. Here’s my short answer – A great tech blogger needs to be exceptionally good at (1) breaking big stories, (2) writing powerful thought pieces, and (3) doing live interviews. In my mind, there are just three or four great tech bloggers in the world. The average tech blogger, which is just a commodity, probably isn’t good at any of these…
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  • 6 ways retailers can own 2015

    Lynette Hundermark
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    With the festive season already here, the retail sector is in the spotlight. How the sector fares is an indication of the economy’s health and retailers are under pressure to perform. Offshore retailers have successfully used mobile to connect with customers, but can SA brands unlock mobile value too? Lynette Hundermark looks at mobile trends […]
  • The Lewis Hamilton-Nico Rosberg saga concludes: 7 moments you missed in motorsport this weekend

    Andy Walker: staff reporter
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    There are just too many great motorsport events and series to fit into a comparatively short weekend. Sadly because of this, many exciting moments go unnoticed to the oblivious racing fan. But that’s a thing of the past, thanks to Motorburn’s weekly roundup. This weekend saw the most riveting inter-team batter for quite some time […]
  • Isaw A3 Extreme camera review: an adequate, affordable GoPro competitor

    Myolisi Sikupela: Staff Reporter
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    I am a recluse, and my most adventurous activity is running to catch the train. So testing out the Isaw Extreme Camera – sold as a camera for extreme sports – was challenging. One can’t only shoot wine, books and movies. One ought to be out in the deep wilderness, climbing a mountain, riding a […]
  • HelloPeter founder steps down, promises ‘new life’ on site

    Stuart Thomas: Senior reporter
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Peter Cheales, the founder of online customer service site HelloPeter, has stepped down from his position at the helm of the company. In a letter sent to all Hello Peter subscribers, Cheales says that the site will continue running with the current team remaining in place. It does however seem that the company may have […]
  • 5 super serious digital trends to look out for in 2015

    Saul Kropman
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Without fail, around November we start to see “Marketing Analysts” provide the top trends they predict for the coming year. I see these “Analysts” using this platform for speaking gigs, further writing opportunities and general fame, so I thought I would take some time out on a rainy Sunday and look into my crystal ball […]
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  • Sony to reduce its smartphone efforts in hopes of cutting costs

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    Sony’s diverse product portfolio is about to lose a little weight. Despite the company’s popularity and historical success the Japanese corporation is going to be cutting down its TV and mobile lineups to cut costs. Over the past few years Sony has steadily lost its wireless momentum to rival companies like Samsung, Apple and Xiaomi. The outfit’s new […]
  • Toy “Review” Videos Are Weird and Popular. So Disney’s Maker Studios is Signing Them Up.

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    They are (probably) not for us. But YouTube loves them.
  • Last Week Was Lyft's Biggest Ever

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:51 am
    As Uber came under heavy criticism last week, its biggest competitor thrived. Lyft In the wake of a series of controversies surrounding the transit-on-demand giant Uber, its competitor service Lyft was able to capitalize and sign up new users. According to Lyft spokesperson Erin Simpson, last week the company saw its biggest week of rides ever. While Lyft wouldn't reveal any specific information as to the number of rides or percent increase from previou
  • Top 10 kids’ toys of 2014 per Google Search rankings

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    Google is giving Ol’ St. Nicholas a run for his money this holiday season because it ALSO knows what people want for the holidays. Rather than getting mail in the North Pole however, Google gets its data via its popular search engine. In data from its Trends platform, it has determined the top trending toys, devices and […]
  • Insecurity Cam (Comic)

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac & Snaggy.
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  • Do startups need legal protection?

    Simon Jones
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Recently, a New York Times article discussed the tendency for tech-startups to forgo the use of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) as legal protection. The article, Why more start-ups are sharing ideas without legal protection, written by Eileen Zimmerman, explains that the original intent of NDA agreements was to help avert fraud and the theft of ideas. However, Zimmerman sites examples of situations where both the developer and tech startups can benefit by avoiding the use of such legal protection. Disadvantages – NDAs According to entrepreneur, David Katz, Entrepreneur, there isn’t a…
  • Sophisticated state-sponsored malware ‘Regin’ discovered by tech security firm Symantec

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    A new and sophisticated piece of malware that targets infrastructure operators government organisations has been discovered by security firm Symantec. Symantec describes the backdoor trojan, dubbed, Regin, as “a complex intelligence-gathering tool which has been engaged in long term systematic data collection and surveillance activities against government organisations, infrastructure operators, businesses, academics, and private individuals”. Regin is a modular “spying tool framework”, which can be adapted to carry a variety of payloads to target specific tools or…
  • Infographic: Enemies of internet freedom around the world

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    The internet is the greatest is one of the democratising forces the world has ever seen, but that has not prevented many governments and intelligence agencies from trying to to monitor everyone’s usage of the service. China may be famed for its web censorship, but western democracies such as the US and UK also monitor web traffic on a massive scale. So who exactly are the enemies of internet freedom? Source: Infographic: Enemies of internet freedom around the world was originally published on TechFruit
  • Apple to force Beats onto all iPhone and iPad users, FT reports says

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    It appears Apple didn’t learn its lesson from forcing unwanted “gifts” on consumers, and is preparing to push its recently acquired Beats Music music streaming service onto all iPhone and iPad users next year, an FT report claims. Beats Music is Spotify competitor created by music impresarios Dr Dre and Jimmy Lovine as a spin-off from their over-hyped headphone business. The whole company was bought by Apple earlier this year for an impressive $3 billion, and it looks like forcing it on iOS users is how Apple hopes to make back some of that money. As a streaming service,…
  • How the cloud is transforming education

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Teaching may not seem that it has changed much over the years, with lectures, classes, and tutorials as important as ever, but behind the scenes cloud services are transforming education. Where students used to have to check noticeboards for updates and print-outs were handed out at the beginning of class, Learning Management Systems (LMS) like Blackboard, Lore, eCollege, and MyEdu now let students check details of their class and access videos, guides, and other resources from their laptop, tablet, or phone. These centralised cloud-based systems also offer students and private space where…
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  • Upgrade Your TV for the Holidays with an LG OLED TV from Best Buy

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Not too long ago I told you about the LG TV event that I attended here in Chicago. I got a look at some of the most beautiful televisions that I have ever seen. The colors are outstanding, the footprint is small, and most impressively the televisions are super thin. With the holidays now here (YIKES!) lots […]
  • Curious George’s “A Very Monkey Christmas” is Coming to PBS KIDS

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:15 pm
    I love when I can share things from childhood with my kids. Legos, Barbie Dolls, Play Doh, and much more. Some great things have hung around long enough for me to be able to share them with my kids. Curious George is one of those things. Curious George has been around in some form as long […]
  • 6 Ways I’m Getting Clean for the Holidays with Eureka

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Thanksgiving is next week. Can you believe that?? 2014 has flown by in a blur!  I’m hosting Thanksgiving dinner at my house this year. YIKES! While I love hosting it means that I have to get my house ready. While most of my guests have been here before, there are a couple of people coming […]
  • Define Your Personal Brand with – Get a FREE Code

    15 Nov 2014 | 9:41 pm
    People often ask me questions about personal branding. They want to know what screen name they should use on various platforms. They wonder if their Twitter username needs to match Facebook…Pinterest…Instagram, etc. Branding IS very important. The only way to make a name for yourself is to have people know your name. And while we […]
  • Are Apps Beneficial to Your Child’s Learning?

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Many parents have concerns about the amount of time that their children spend playing games, or using electronic devices. For years we have been told that too much screen time is bad for our children. Some parents may limit their children’s screen time to only a couple of hours a week. Other parents may be […]
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    Experts Exchange » Tech News

  • B2B Demand Generation Specialist

    Recruiting Coordinator
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    The Position Experts Exchange is looking for a Business-to-Business Demand Generation Specialist to run business lead generation and acquisition programs. Our ideal candidate has a combination of analytical and creative skills. The specialist will be responsible for assisting with programs targeted toward acquisition of new business clients through a variety of marketing channels. Responsibilities Manage demand generation programs, including email marketing, lead nurturing, lead scoring, search marketing/online marketing, webinars, etc. Collaborate with Demand Generation Manager and Business…
  • Copywriter

    Recruiting Coordinator
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    About the Job: Experts Exchange is seeking a part-time or full-time copywriter capable of producing high quality content for both inbound and outbound marketing efforts. These efforts include, but are not limited to, the company website, social media, email campaigns, press releases, advertisements, case studies, and video scripts. A successful copywriter will thrive in a fast-paced environment, have excellent communication skills, and enjoy learning and writing about technology and complex industry topics. Core Skills: Ability to be creative, yet write in a clear, efficient and…
  • Customer Retention Specialist

    Recruiting Coordinator
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    About the position: Become part of our growing Customer Support Team to expand and support the Experts Exchange community! Our team is a unique blend of sales and customer support which makes our environment energetic, fast-paced, and continuously evolving. Position Expectations: Be professional and sincere  in communications with customers across multiple channels including email, phone, and online chat Improve customer experience using empathy, problem solving, and impeccable listening and communication skills Troubleshoot technical difficulties and product usage to help members of the…
  • Customer Support Manager

    Recruiting Coordinator
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
    The Position: Experts Exchange is looking for a Customer Support Manager to lead the Customer Support group in the company. The ideal candidate has a combination of customer service, analytical, management and leadership skills. The manager will be responsible for managing customer support staff, tracking success metrics, mentoring team members, and assuring customer satisfaction and retention. Primary Responsibilities: Supervises the on-going operations of the team and ensures reliable, high quality customer service.  Provides guidance to staff as needed. Develops retention strategies and…
  • Frontend Developer

    Recruiting Coordinator
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Position: Front End Developer Experts Exchange is the network for technology professionals. With unprecedented access to technical experts, verified real-world solutions, and diverse educational content, we enable technology professionals to solve difficult problems, make better decisions, and build expertise on their own terms. By providing real job skills and professional exposure, Experts Exchange powers the growth and success of technology professionals worldwide. About the Job: We are looking for a full-time Front-End Web Developer to join our creative team. The ideal candidate has…
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  • Microsoft may recruit Apple to help stick a dagger into Google’s search business

    Jacob Siegal
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:42 am
    If Yahoo and Microsoft have anything to say about it, Google won't be the default search engine for the iPhone in 2015. According to The Information, Apple's contract with Google, the contract which allows Google to remain the default search engine in the Safari mobile and desktop browser, is up next year. It's unclear whether or not Apple is actively looking to replace Google, but Yahoo and Microsoft have reportedly both begun pitching their search engines to Apple's senior VP Eddy Cue. Continue reading...
  • Here are all the most annoying Android 5.0 Lollipop bugs – and how to fix them

    Jacob Siegal
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
    The gradual rollout of Android 5.0 Lollipop has been an exciting one, but as with any major software upgrade, there are a few bugs that will need quashing in the coming weeks and months. We've covered a few of these bugs recently, including the accidental removal of Silent Mode and the unfortunate persistence of recent apps to stay open after being swiped away. Continue reading...
  • Best Buy has a huge Nexus 9 deal for you… but there’s a catch

    Chris Smith
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    On top of the many Black Friday 2014 discounts on a variety of electronic devices that Best Buy has already prepared for you, the retailer has a special promotion that targets a special kind of customer: the Android tablet fan. Buyers looking to purchase Google’s recently released Nexus 9 for a significantly discounted price will be happy to hear that Best Buy is ready to offer them a discount of at least $100 on the high-end Nexus tablet… but there’s a catch. Continue reading...
  • Android 5.0 hits the world’s best Android phone from the nation’s top carrier

    Zach Epstein
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    Now this is an interesting development. Rarely do you see a fresh new Android update reach a carrier-branded smartphone before the update is even finished rolling out to "pure Google" devices. Even more rare is a scenario where a Verizon Wireless smartphone is among the first handsets in the world to be updated to the latest and greatest version of Android. It just so happens that the stars were aligned perfectly on Monday evening, however, and the world's best Android phone was updated to Android 5.0 at the nation's top wireless carrier. Continue reading...
  • SALE: Shoot creative aerial videos on a budget with the Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 + Aerial Camera

    Sponsored Post
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    Drones are a big deal these days, but most are large and expensive.  Imagine a sweet drone that's slim and easy enough to fly virtually anywhere, for a fraction of the price.  Welcome the palm-sized Extreme Micro Drone 2.0, which for BGR readers is 46% off. Despite weighing just over an ounce, the remote-controlled Micro Drone 2.0 has a mounted camera and is a cool way to take photos and videos from incredible viewpoints. It can be flown both indoors and outdoors, and its smart technology will correct itself to fly horizontal no matter how you throw it in the air. With a range of 400 feet,…
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    TechVorm » Mobile Arena

  • XOLO Drops Price Of Q1010i & Other Smartphones

    Jatinder Paul
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:20 am
    To push its sale of smartphones against stiff competition in the Indian market, Indian smartphone brand XOLO has dropped prices of its few smartphones. XOLO Q1010i smartphone is now available at just Rs. 9,999 as compared to the previous price of Rs. 10,999. XOLO Q1010i is packed with Exmor R camera sensor, which is claimed to […] The post XOLO Drops Price Of Q1010i & Other Smartphones appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Millennium Android Tablets With 7 Inches Display Launched Starting At Rs. 5,999

    Jatinder Paul
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:54 am
     Millennium Telesystems launched today two Millennium Android tablets with 7 inches display. These tablets are available in two variants – 3G and Wi-Fi. The Millenium Android tablets are powered by the Intel Atom Processor Z2520 (1M Cache, 1.20 GHz) . These tablets are priced at INR 8,999 (3G) and INR 5,999 (Wi-Fi), respectively. The 3G tablet is […] The post Millennium Android Tablets With 7 Inches Display Launched Starting At Rs. 5,999 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Asus Launches PadFone Mini Smartphone-Tablet Hybrid At Rs. 15,999

    Jatinder Paul
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    Asus of Taiwan has announced the launch of its PadFone mini smartphone-tablet hybrid in India, which is priced at Rs. 15,999. The PadFone Mini is available in two color variants – Black and White. This device runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Asus’ ZenUI on the top. Asus has promised an Android 4.4 KitKat […] The post Asus Launches PadFone Mini Smartphone-Tablet Hybrid At Rs. 15,999 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Panasonic Launches Eluga I With 5 Inch HD Display At Rs.9,490

    Jatinder Paul
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Panasonc has expanded its Eluga series and launched today the Eluga I smartphone in India at Rs. 9,490. The Eluga I features a 5 inch HD (720×1280 pixel) IPS display, which the company claims has “Raised Curve Display Panel for better viewing angles & for making longer viewing “Strain-Free” for eyes”. It is powered by […] The post Panasonic Launches Eluga I With 5 Inch HD Display At Rs.9,490 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Xiaomi Launches Redmi Note 3G Phablet At Rs 8,999 & Also Announces 4G Redmi Note At Rs. 9,999

    Jatinder Paul
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:40 am
    After getting huge response for its MI 3 and Redmi 1S smartphones in India, Chinese handsets maker Xiaomi has launched today Redmi Note phablet in India in 3G version at an event in Gurgaon, near Delhi. The Redmi Note is priced at Rs. 8,999 and pre-order for this phablet will begun tomorow at 6PM on […] The post Xiaomi Launches Redmi Note 3G Phablet At Rs 8,999 & Also Announces 4G Redmi Note At Rs. 9,999 appeared first on TechVorm.
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  • Blogpress, Free Responsive Joomla Template

    Robin C
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:25 am
    Joomla is a very popular Content Management System. We are happy to release our next Free Responsive Joomla Template “Blogpress” to start your joomla based blogging website. You may checkout our other Free Responsive Joomla Templates here. We designed Blogpress with bloggers in mind, who want to use Joomla as their platform without missing any of the core features offered by this open source software. Blogpress is fully Responsive Joomla Template that looks gorgeous on computers, tablets and smartphones without any compromise in its look and feel. Your users will definitely enjoy…
  • Apple Black Friday Deals Announced, iPhone included this Year

    Robin C
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Apple has announced its Black Friday Deals for the year 2014 and iPhone included in the list of devices that will be eligible. Every year apple announces its Black Friday offers for customers to save some money while buying their iPads, iPods, Mac Computers and Accessories. This year apple has included iPhone to that list which came as a surprise for many who are waiting for some good offers to buy their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Customers who purchase Apple products under Black Friday offer will get free iTunes Gift Cards, that they can use on future product purchase also they can use them…
  • WALTR: Upload .mkv .avi .mp4 to iPhone, iPad without iTunes

    Robin C
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:52 pm
    WALTR is Brilliant application that allows you to upload .mkv, .avi, .mp4 and many other video, audio file formats to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch without the need of iTunes Software. No additional iOS Apps required. No additional Mac Apps required to Convert your videos. Directly upload the video and music files to your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad simply by a Drag and Drop. WALTR mac os app is a must have app if you are bored or feeling restricted to transfer files to your iOS device. This will be the perfect answer and the best itunes alternative to transfer movies, music files to iPhone and…
  • How to Setup Webmail on iPhone Running iOS 8 and Earlier?

    Robin C
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    I tried to setup a webmail account on my iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.1.1 by following the simple tutorial guide suggested by Hostgator. Its for a website hosted with hostgator and i had a problem while configuring the setup instructions as suggested by them. After entering the hostname field, it wasnt working as mentioned in the tutorial and i found a way to make it work after few minutes. So thought to write about it with a quick video tutorial to help you setup webmail on iPhone. This tutorial will also work on iPad and iPod Touch. If you need any assistance after trying out this webmail…
  • Udemy Discounts 6,000 Online Courses with 90% OFF

    Robin C
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:19 am
    Udemy is a very popular portal for online courses. There are many programmers, website developers, language learners out there using Udemy every day to get trained by professionals on various fields. Udemy helped millions of users world wide till date with their careers. If you are looking for convenient online learning portal to learn and get specialized in certain fields, then your first stop must be at Udemy. Check for available online courses in their website to get trained and certified. Black Friday Deals and Offers started to arrive from various online vendors. Udemy also joined the…
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  • 3 Ways Mobile Readiness is Changing the Home Buying Game

    Karan Israni
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    Just a few years ago, buying a home sight unseen would have sounded absurd and something only wealthy international jet setters might consider since a few hundred thousand dollars is chump change to them. That’s no longer the case. In fact, many average home shoppers are feeling confident buying property without ever physically stepping inside […]
  • Benefits of Using SEO Software as a Service

    Karan Israni
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    There are millions of companies online offering SEO services today. In fact, making a query on the search engines asking for ‘SEO’ will provide over 50,000 results. Because of the cutthroat competition companies are facing nowadays online, there is need for every webmaster to make use of the available and best tools so as to […]
  • 10 Ways of Reducing Cost of Motoring

    Karan Israni
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Motorists may not realize how expensive it is to own a car because they pay bit by bit. When they total them up at the end of the year they will see how large the spending is. The good news is that when the amount spent is high you can save substantial amounts by looking […]
  • iPad Air 2 price in India

    Aman Milwani
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:34 am
    Apple unveiled the iPad Air 2 at its event which was held on October 16,2014. Price of the iPad Air in India: WIFI 16 GB iPad Air 2: Rs. 35,900 64 GB iPad Air 2: Rs. 42,900 128 GB iPad Air 2: Rs. 49,900 WIFI + CELLULAR 16 GB iPad Air 2: Rs. 45,900 64 […]
  • 4 Tech Inventions Revolutionizing Your Sleep

    Karan Israni
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    "Sleep hygiene" is one of the most overlooked aspects of health in the US and around the world. While most people know they should get “around eight” hours of sleep, that doesn’t take into account the quality of that sleep, how many sleep hours they need as a unique individual, or any other aspect that […]
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    Future of Privacy

  • Device Encryption: Too Much Privacy for Consumers?

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    On December 3rd, FPF and IAPP will be hosting a conversation on device encryption in the wake of Apple and Google’s recent application of “whole device encryption” to their newest devices.What does this mean for consumers? What new protections are added? What impact does this have on hackers or others who may see to access […]
  • New FPF Paper: The Connected Car and Privacy: Navigating New Data Issues

    12 Nov 2014 | 9:15 pm
    The Connected Car and Privacy: Navigating New Data Issues is available to read here. * * * * * * Each model year brings cars that are getting smarter and more connected, offering new safety features and consumer conveniences. By the end of the decade, one in five vehicles on the road will be connected to […]
  • Amend the U.S. Privacy Act to Provide Further Privacy Protections to European and Other Non-US Persons

    Stephany Fan
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:28 am
    I had the pleasure of participating recently at a Georgetown Law Center conference called “Privacy Act @40.”  My panel was on “Looking Ahead,” and my comments focused on new ways that the United States is (and can) extend appropriate privacy rights to citizens of other countries. Today, just a couple of weeks later, Google has […]
  • Public Perceptions on Privacy

    12 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
    Today’s new report by the Pew Research Center gives the lie to the notion that privacy is unimportant to the average American. Instead, the big take away is that individuals feel like they lack any control over their personal information. These feelings are directed at the public and private sector alike, and suggest a profound […]
  • Debating the FBI on Phone Encryption

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    FBI Director James Comey has heated up the encryption debate with his recent appearances on Sixty Minutes and at the Brookings Institution.  Comey has sharply criticized Apple and Google for the companies’ announcements that they would enable strong encryption on their phones.  In contrast to prior practice, the companies would no longer keep a key […]
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    The Hiltmon

  • What to Write About Next?

    Hilton Lipschitz
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    I was asked in a blog comment today how I decide what to write about. And once decided, how do I go about doing it. In this case, the answer was easy, I decided to try to answer the question. And deconstruct the process I go through as it happens. Instructions: Read this post in black font first, then come back and look at the gray which deconstructs my thinking. Every story needs a starting point, I added the next paragraph in the second iteration of the post to create some context. And maybe to establish some kind of credentials and an authoritative tone. Why would you, the reader who does…
  • Lose the WWW

    Hilton Lipschitz
    26 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    I have finally removed the www from The 1990’s have passed and www no longer makes sense in URL’s. Maybe it’s time you did the same to your site too. What triggered this change was that, as of 14 October 2014, Google Analytics started throwing an error if you had links to and This is because it treated links with www and without as different. Removing the www was easy. I used Global Search and Replace (⇧⌘F in TextMate 2) to find //www.hiltmon and replace it with //hiltmon. Then regenerated the site. But we are still faced with…
  • Simple C++ Testing With Catch in Xcode

    Hilton Lipschitz
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    Catch is a simple, open-source, dependency-free unit testing framework for C++ projects. In this post I show you how to use it in a Simple C++ Project from Xcode. Why Catch? I am writing fast C++ libraries for work and need to wrap them in unit tests to ensure that they continue to operate and perform as they evolve. My number one constraint is that these libraries must be dependency-free. The only tools that I may use to compile or install these libraries on any platform (in my case OS X and Linux) is a C++11 compiler and a C++ standard library. Nothing else. This dependency-free requirement…
  • Gist TextMate Bundle Updated for Yosemite

    Hilton Lipschitz
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    Thanks to Michael Sheets, the Gist TextMate bundle now works in TextMate 2 on Yosemite. The issue was that the UI code in TextMate 2 relied on Ruby 1.8, and Ruby 1.8 is deprecated and no longer installed in OS X 10.10. Michael created a shim to fake Ruby 1.8 until such time as the code base moves to Ruby 2.0, implemented the change in the Gist bundle and it’s working now. You can get the source at GitHub or just wait until it gets propagates via TextMate 2’s bundle update process. Follow the author as @hiltmon on Twitter.
  • Create a Bootable OS X Installer Drive

    Hilton Lipschitz
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Dan Frakes (@DanFrakes), previously of MacWorld fame, provides easy to follow instructions on how to create a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite installer USB drive on his personal blog. I’ve always done this and I recommend you do too. Link: How to make a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite installer drive Yep, mine is a R2D2 8GB USB Drive (called a Star Wars MIMOBOT) I found at the checkout at Kinokuniya in New York several years ago. Follow the author as @hiltmon on Twitter.