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  • Startup Conversation with Steve “Woz” Wozniak

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

    Data Connections
    Jeff Reser
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    Jeff Reser, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Progress DataDirect Cloud Jeff Reser gives his top 5 reasons you should make data connectivity a priority. Companies and consumers are finding new ways to integrate data into their daily lives, and it’s changing how we do business. Many of you have likely experienced some of these technologies, and while some may excite you others may creep you out. Be that as it may, the data movement is here and brings with it significant reasons for you and your business to invest more in data and high-performance data integration. Here are my top 5, but I am…
  • NASA's new car can drive sideways - Technology
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:53 am
    NASA has created a Modular Robotic Vehicle that can drive sideways and will eventually be autonomous.
  • Remotely Controlling the DVR

    NYT > Personal Tech
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:42 am
    Tips for Time Warner Cable customers who want to use their iPhones to manage DVR recordings.
  • 13 Exciting New Features in Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac
    Kevin Purcell
    4 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am
    13 Exciting New Features in Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac is a post by Kevin Purcell from Microsoft released a free preview of the much-anticipated Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac. It... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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  • Avenue Trucks add suspension to existing skateboards

    Ben Coxworth
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Although we've seen at least one off-road skateboard with built-in suspension, aftermarket suspension systems for more traditional boards are few and far between. The designers at California-based Avenue Trucks, however, are out to change that. They claim that their suspension trucks should improve the skateboarding experience in several key ways. .. Continue Reading Avenue Trucks add suspension to existing skateboards Section: Outdoors Tags: Kickstarter, Skateboard, Suspension Related Articles: SurfSkate skateboard uses 360-degree rotating trucks for more natural flow Swing Blade skateboard…
  • Qoros plugs in with the 2 SUV PHEV Concept

    C.C. Weiss
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Just a month and a half ago, Qoros was a Chinese-Israeli automaker showing off vanilla, nondescript designs like the Qoros 3 City SUV (those missing doors are there to help highlight the interior, not for visual effect). We knew that change was in the air, and after the Shanghai auto show, Qoros is now the warped mind behind one of the meanest, strangest small crossover designs in recent memory. The Qoros 2 SUV PHEV Concept may be friendly to the environment, but it's downright nasty to anyone that looks over in its direction. .. Continue Reading Qoros plugs in with the 2 SUV PHEV Concept…
  • Samsung's new Gear VR for the Galaxy S6 (and GS6 edge) launches on May 8

    Will Shanklin
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:57 pm
    When Samsung announced the Galaxy S6, it also showed us a new version of the Gear VR virtual reality headset that will play nicely with the GS6 and GS6 edge. At the time, no pricing or release info was announced, but now Samsung has filled us in... Continue Reading Samsung's new Gear VR for the Galaxy S6 (and GS6 edge) launches on May 8 Section: Wearable Electronics Tags: Samsung, Samsung Gear VR, Virtual Reality, VR Related Articles: Samsung and Oculus have a new Gear VR for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date: Hits the US on October 17 Expect to hear about…
  • SpillMate turns your regular vacuum cleaner into a wet-vac

    Ben Coxworth
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Cleaning up liquids spilled into carpets can be difficult – no matter how firmly you press a rag against them, you've always got to wonder how much of the liquid you're really soaking up. That's why the SpillMate was created. It attaches to the hose of a conventional vacuum cleaner, allowing it to actually suck liquid out of the carpet... Continue Reading SpillMate turns your regular vacuum cleaner into a wet-vac Section: Around The Home Tags: Carpet, Cleaning, Kickstarter, Vacuum cleaner Related Articles: Bosch Zoo'o ProAnimal could be your pet vacuum cleaner The floating vacuum cleaner…
  • Williams uses F1 tech to increase refrigerator efficiency

    Chris Wood
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:43 pm
    A new aerodynamic device has the potential to reduce the energy consumption of supermarket refrigerators by up to 41.5 percent. The product, currently being developed by Williams Advanced Engineering in collaboration with Aerofoil Energy, can be clipped onto existing cabinets, making it easy for companies to upgrade their stores. .. Continue Reading Williams uses F1 tech to increase refrigerator efficiency Section: Environment Tags: Efficiency, Energy-saving, F1, Refrigerator, Williams F1 Related Articles: Energy optimization software reduces industrial power consumption Porsche to show 911…
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    Rackspace Startups

  • Startup Conversation with Steve “Woz” Wozniak

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

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

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

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

    Robert Scoble
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:37 am
    Robert Scoble speaks with Maia Shiran, founder and COO of Marimedia Ltd. a Herzliya-based startup about to go public, that helps publishers and website owners generate revenue through performance-based advertising. They also look at Qadabra, Marimedia’s new self-serve platform for blogs and smaller websites.
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  • Apple, Inc to darken the sun in 2017

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Daniel Eran Dilger Apple’s increasing reliance on solar energy to power its data centers and other facilities will coincide with an extensive darkening of the sun in the United States within two years, scientists say. The company has hinted at such plans in its coded marketing messages ever since it began taking over the smartphone […]
  • Inside iCloud: Apple Inc has quietly doubled its Reno, Nevada data center site

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
    Apple has greatly expanded its data center near Reno, Nev., about four hours east of Silicon Valley. However, it appears that the company’s aggressive growth in iCloud server capacity is only just getting started, with massive room for expansion surrounding the facilities. The initial facilities at Apple’s data center within the new Reno Technology Park […]
  • Site cleared for Apple’s new flagship retail store at San Francisco’s Union Square

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Daniel Eran Dilger Apple’s efforts to build a large new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco have nearly completed the demolition of the existing building on the site, where little remains apart from a concrete foundation, steps and a folk art fountain that will be relocated as part of the construction project. . […]
  • Apple Inc Campus 2 Spaceship Ring tops out cafeteria segment (video)

    21 Mar 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Daniel Eran Dilger The grand, expansive dining area portal of the center “Spaceship” Ring in Apple’s Campus 2 mega-project has reached its ceiling, with a steel structure now only barely visible over the construction barrier from the street, but clearly discernible from the air. Apple Campus 2 Gates, from the street . The current view […]
  • Inside Greater China: An exclusive look at Apple in Shenzhen

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Daniel Eran Dilger Apple has singled out Greater China–including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan–as a primary growth center. AppleInsider took a trip to learn more, starting with a week exploring Taiwan followed by a week in Hong Kong and a week in Guangdong Province in the People’s Republic of China. Futian District, Shenzhen. River […]
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  • Comcast Can Blame Us All for Sinking Its Time Warner Deal

    Klint Finley
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:19 pm
    The world is paying attention to internet policy in a way that it never has before. The post Comcast Can Blame Us All for Sinking Its Time Warner Deal appeared first on WIRED.
  • Surprise: Frank Miller Is Returning to the Dark Knight Saga

    Peter Rubin
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Thirty years after his seminal Batman miniseries The Dark Knight, the comics legend is coming back to wrap up the Crusader's darkest timeline. The post Surprise: Frank Miller Is Returning to the Dark Knight Saga appeared first on WIRED.
  • Gadget Lab Podcast: We’ve Got Some Serious Questions About Google and Yoga

    Gadget Lab Staff
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The merger of Comcast and Time-Warner isn't a thing anymore. But you know what is? Yoga. The post Gadget Lab Podcast: We’ve Got Some Serious Questions About Google and Yoga appeared first on WIRED.
  • 2015: The Year We Saved the Internet

    Brian Barrett
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:49 am
    We’ve gracefully sidestepped not one but two potential online dystopias, and it’s not even May. The post 2015: The Year We Saved the Internet appeared first on WIRED.
  • TV This Week: Fallon and Russell Crowe Duet About Oil Balls

    Jordan Crucchiola
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    At first we weren't sure about this week's TV; it started out a bit slow. But then mid-week things got nuts. The post TV This Week: Fallon and Russell Crowe Duet About Oil Balls appeared first on WIRED.
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 4 ways to make Nutella even better [video]

    Josh Urich
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Two words: Nutella popsicles. Ok, two more words: Nutella cookies. This video shows you how to make these ridiculously tempting treats, plus two more. The post 4 ways to make Nutella even better [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to make ginormous bubbles with guar gum [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:15 pm
    If there's one way to gather a crowd of people at the park, it's by blowing ridiculously ginormous bubbles (unless you have a really cute puppy, but let's not split hairs). The post How to make ginormous bubbles with guar gum [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Man flips off monkey, monkey promptly dropkicks man [video]

    Josh Urich
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    And here's why you don't flip off the wildlife. This guy thought it'd be funny to give a monkey the finger. The monkey did not think it was so funny, though, and promptly dropkicked the man. The post Man flips off monkey, monkey promptly dropkicks man [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to un-boil an egg [video]

    Josh Urich
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    You know that old saying you can't unscramble an egg? Well, that's true. But you can un-boil an egg, technically. All you need is some special molecular lubricant and a centrifuge. Ok, so that's not practical, but it is useful for making medications. Check it out. The post How to un-boil an egg [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Eat on the run with this wearable, tomato-feeding robot [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Always looking to wow passerby on your morning jog? The post Eat on the run with this wearable, tomato-feeding robot [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • Allegation: Philly Cops Leaned Suspect Over Balcony To Obtain Password

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    An anonymous reader writes with this news from Ars Technica: If you want access to encrypted data on a drug dealer's digital device, you might try to break the crypto—or you might just try to break the man. According to testimony from a police corruption trial currently roiling the city of Philadelphia, officers from an undercover drug squad took the latter route back in November 2007. After arresting their suspect, Michael Cascioli, in the hallway outside his 18th floor apartment, the officers took Cascioli back inside. Although they lacked a search warrant, the cops searched…
  • Patents Show Google Fi Was Envisioned Before the iPhone Was Released

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:47 pm
    smaxp writes: Contrary to reports, Google didn't become a mobile carrier with the introduction of Google Fi. Google Fi was launched to prove that a network-of-networks serves smartphone users better than a single mobile carrier's network. Patents related to Google Fi, filed in early 2007, explain Google's vision – smartphones negotiate for and connect to the fastest network available. The patent and Google Fi share a common notion that the smartphone should connect to the fastest network available, not a single carrier's network that may not provide the best performance. It breaks the…
  • Bees Prefer Nectar Laced With Neonicotinoids

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Taco Cowboy writes: Neonicotinoids are a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically similar to nicotine. Neonicotinoids kill insects by overwhelming and short-circuiting their central nervous systems (PDF). Shell and Bayer started the development of neonicotinoids back in the 1980s and 1990s. Since this new group of pesticides came to market, the bee population has been devastated in regions where they have been widely used. Studies from 2012 linked neonicotinoid use to crashing bee populations. New studies, however, have discovered that bees prefer nectar laced with neonicotinoids over…
  • Github DDoS Attack As Seen By Google

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:24 pm
    New submitter opensec writes: Last month GitHub was hit by a massive DDoS attack originating from China. On this occasion the public discovered that the NSA was not the only one with a QUANTUM-like capability. China has its own "Great Cannon" that can inject malicious JavaScript inside HTTP traffic. That weapon was used in the GitHub attack. People using Baidu services were unwitting participants in the denial of service, their bandwidth used to flood the website. But such a massive subversion of the Internet could not evade Google's watchful eye. Niels Provos, engineer at Google, tells us…
  • Microsoft, Chip Makers Working On Hardware DRM For Windows 10 PCs

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:42 pm
    writertype writes: Last month, Microsoft began talking about PlayReady 3.0, which adds hardware DRM to secure 4K movies. Intel, AMD, Nvidia, and Qualcomm are all building it in, according to Microsoft. "Older generations of PCs used software-based DRM technology. The new hardware-based technology will know who you are, what rights your PC has, and won’t ever allow your PC to unlock the content so it can be ripped. ... Unfortunately, it looks like the advent of PlayReady 3.0 could leave older PCs in the lurch. Previous PlayReady technology secured content up to 1080p resolution using…
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • TV’s Future: A Nasty and Growing Fight

    Steve Wildstrom
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    It has been regarded as a sure thing that the cable TV system is approaching the end as television distribution moves onto the internet. Many reports say it’s going to happen soon. But the the latest evidence shows us the events moving the world of network TV are going to be slow, complex, and filled with some confusing fights. The latest is odd and seems to have no real effect with the cord-cutting future. Verizon announced FiOS Custom TV, a $60 a month service for subscribers that allows the basic service–a collection of 49 local broadcast stations and a weird bunch of…
  • Notifications are Becoming a Platform

    Tim Bajarin
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    In March, I wrote a piece in Techpinions entitled, “The Challenge and Virtue of Tiny Screens”. In it, I discuss how developing apps for smartwatches is very different than developing apps for PCs and tablets and, when developing apps for these devices, the concept of “glanceable data” has to be a key part of the apps design. In Ben’s review of the Apple Watch, he talks about the fact that, with PCs, you may spend hours in front of its screen and with tablets you might spend minutes with its screen. But with smart watches, you will only spend seconds viewing information. He…
  • Facebook’s Next Billion

    Ben Bajarin
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:41 am
    Today, I thought I would use some interesting tidbits from Facebook’s earnings to highlight some of the broader themes I have been writing about. Those who read my analysis often know my conviction is the… This content is for Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • Google Project Fi: an attempt to control the stack

    Jan Dawson
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Yesterday, Google finally announced the wireless service that’s been reported for months. Named Project Fi, it acts as a somewhat unique MVNO, piggybacking off both Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks as well as making heavy use of around a million WiFi hotspots. Reporters have been covering many angles of this news and I’ve talked to a few of them. Today, I thought I’d share a little of how I view what’s actually been launched. Incidentally, we talked about Google’s MVNO ambitions on the Techpinions podcast back in January and a transcript of my remarks can be…
  • Mobile Sites Should Be Dead

    Bob O'Donnell
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Google made big news this week with the announcement they had launched a new search algorithm that favored mobile-friendly web sites in its mobile searches. The change was supposedly so important that some in the… This content is for Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
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  • 7 Things to Know About Windows 10 Ahead of Release

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

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

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

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

    Travis Pope
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    5 Best Windows Notebooks in 2015 is a post by Travis Pope from Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system delivered a lot of new features for form factors we just hadn’t seen before.... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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  • What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Solar System Installer

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:04 am
    With non-renewable sky rising energy costs each year, people are turning to solar energy. As you can see, the trend now is to focus on going green and most companies and private owners are on the lookout for green energy production. Now you can create, either of their own solar panels or hire a solar panel installer qualified to do the work for you. But remember that before putting hire a solar installer, there are a number of things you need to know to get the full benefits. With the popularity of installing solar panels to generate electricity, the solar system has become a very lucrative…
  • Pros and Cons of Employing Solar Powered Lighting

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Solar landscape lighting is an excellent choice to decorate and brighten up your home garden and pathways of the night. Like other types of outdoor lighting, solar lights also have their own strengths and limitations. The advantages and disadvantages of using solar garden lights: Benefits He uses renewable energy Solar garden lights allow us to exploit the sun’s energy, a renewable source of energy. As the sun shines solar lamps have the energy to light up the night. This lighting system is working at its best when it receives plenty of sunlight during sunny days. Easy to install Solar…
  • Americas Electric Grid Left Unprotected!

    22 Apr 2015 | 3:56 am
    Red electric left unprotected against EMP and solar flares; It would take the US $ 2 billion to fix … -Opinion- We here in America do not realize how old our infrastructure. See were the first in a number of areas. It was good, it gave us a great advantage over the rest of the world. The problem is that now a disadvantage. Its been over 50 years since our main electrical infrastructure has been established. Hurricane Sandy showed a flash of vulnerability. When the storm hit New York and New Jersey, which has almost erased all coastal areas of both states. But there was another…
  • What Are Solar Homes?

    21 Apr 2015 | 11:56 am
    Cooling and heating a house requires a lot of energy, and for most of us, this means huge utility bills and a lot of stress. However, for homeowners who live in solar houses, things are a little different. But it is a solar house, you may ask? Well, it’s a modern using green house solar power to meet its energy needs, lighting and heating. Solar homes can be purchased from scratch or converted to regular homes by adding several solar devices. The obvious advantage of a solar home is that electricity bills are much lower. Also, do not emit greenhouse gases resulting from additional…
  • Energy Efficiency: The Impact Of Renewable Power

    21 Apr 2015 | 5:08 am
    For most of the past decade, the term “global warming” has been tossed around, but just what does that mean exactly? Simply place the global warming is the gradual increase of the temperature of the atmosphere of the earth. Due to the greenhouse effect global warming is attributed to carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants to the harmful effects of sunlight to pass through the earth’s atmosphere. With NASA confirms that over 90% of the experts agree that global warming is due to human causes, we must act! Although many activists and organizations constantly urging people…
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    Tech Talk


    23 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm is adding free TV-like educational programs to its library of online courses. CBS News Technologies Analyst Larry Magid has today's Tech Talk. (self id)

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    CBS News Technologies Analyst Larry Magid has today's Tech Talk which takes a look at that first YouTube video posted 10 years ago Thursday.

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Twitter has changed the way it handles private direct messages so it's now possible to allow others to send you a direct message even if the recipient doesn't follow the person who sends it. CBS News Technologies Analyst Larry Magid has today's Tech Talk. (self id)

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Marking the impact of Moore's Law.

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Apple's new 2 pound ultra-thin laptop is very impressive but TECH TALK is not recommending it for most people. (Magid, self-ID)
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  • Oculus Co-Founder Nate Mitchell Will Give Disrupt NY The Real Deal On Virtual Reality

    Josh Constine
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:59 pm
     Oculus is getting ready to launch its consumer Rift virtual reality headset so at TechCrunch Disrupt NY I’ll be sitting down with the man who made it. Nate Mitchell is the co-founder and VP of Product at Oculus. While visionary Palmer Luckey and CEO Brendan Iribe get a lot of attention, its Mitchell who’s in charge of engineering, product, its Story Studio content team, and making… Read More
  • Introducing TechCrunch TV Live From Disrupt NY

    Sarah Lane
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:12 pm
     Disrupt NY 2015 is days away and we’re thrilled to announce the TechCrunch video team will be broadcasting interviews, updates, and great startup action live from the Exhibit Hall floor. In the past, our video team has been hidden backstage, occasionally sneaking out from inside a secret lair with cameras and microphones. This year TechCrunch TV Live will quite literally be in… Read More
  • Instagram Cuts Off Hot GIF App Phhhoto From Its Social Graph

    Josh Constine
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:51 pm
     “Removed instagram friend-finding cause they blocked us! #nochill” This note in hip GIF app Phhhoto‘s latest release notes was how it announced its users can no longer easily follow their Instagram friends. Instagram confirmed to me that it has blocked Phhhoto’s Find Friends access, but it has a policy of not discussing platform enforcement issues regarding specific… Read More
  • An Early Look At The Apple Watch App Ecosystem

    Sarah Perez
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:27 pm
     With the Apple Watch now officially on the market, and soon to be on the wrists of several million customers – possibly as many as 20 million this year, according to some estimates – there’s a lot of curiosity about what kind of app ecosystem will spring up around the new device. Will Apple Watch owners actually be interested in actively reading news, shopping or playing… Read More
  • CrunchWeek: Zenefits Loves Cash, Everyone’s Watching Apple, And Amazon’s Epic Quarterly Report

    Alex Wilhelm,Kyle Russell,Colleen Taylor
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
     Another week has left us in a miasma of earnings, product releases, and something called the Apple Watch. As such, it’s the perfect time to sit around our little round table we keep in the back of TechCrunch, and kick over the most important stories of the week: Amazon’s massively popular quarter, Zenefits’ massive capital raise, and, yes, the Apple Watch. This time around… Read More
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    Mobile and Social Media

  • The Evolution of Communication: From Journalism to Blogging to Tweeting. And Now? Meerkasting?

    30 Mar 2015 | 3:57 am
    I have been thinking about this trend way before Meerkat was a thing. In fact, I believe it first occurred to me before Twitter was a thing. Now before I explain why I think the trend is clear, let me state that I do not believe that each link in this chain replaces the one that preceded it. I believe that each stage remains relevant but its relevancy decreases as the new stage enters. So let’s take a walk down memory lane. Remember websites? I kid. But really, remember traditional journalism? You know, those big sites for which journalists, real journalists would write after completing…
  • Entrepreneurs: It is Officially No Longer Acceptable to Say These Four Words

    23 Mar 2015 | 12:27 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) There are many advantages to having an active blog. In fact, I wrote a whole post about why everyone should blog. Branding, traffic, relationships, and so many other reasons people should be generating content of some sort on a regular basis. Over the years however, I discovered one more perk of blogging. Whenever something annoying happens in my world and I notice it is happening consistently, instead of addressing the issue each time, I try to write about it and send that post to the next person who does it. Ok, that sounds totally cryptic. Here are a few…
  • An Interview with the Legendary Mark Suster about Investing, Israel, and the Internet of Things

    17 Mar 2015 | 10:13 am
    Ok, listen, I have done my fair share of legendary interviews. From Om to Woz to Alyssa to Vic to Andreessen, and many many more! Twitter has been monumental in helping me form amazing relationships across the globe and I have zero intention of slowing down. Zuck and Marissa, I am looking at you. I will let you choose who goes first. Anyway, some amazing interviews over the years but this one, this one has a special place in my heart. Honestly, I have been following Mark on Twitter for as long as I can remember and just quietly learning from the man daily for years. There are some people…
  • How to Cope with the Insanely Saturated Social Landscape when Trying to Build a Business

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:50 am
    If you are active on the social web, surely, you get this question a few times a week, at the very least. “How do you find the time to be everywhere? I mean there are so many platforms out there and you seem to be active on all of them. How do you balance it all?” Truth be told, the social landscape is a little bit out of control. Every week, there is some new app that marketers will tell you, you have to pay attention to if you want to build your brand. First it was just Facebook, then how could you possibly not be on Twitter? Then Linkedin entered the content marketing space? Then…
  • Meerkat, the Israeli Live Streaming App that’s Shaking up the Social Web Explained in 12 Tweets

    13 Mar 2015 | 4:29 am
    If you have not heard of Meerkat, I have one question for you. How are we even friends? I kid, I kid (partially). But seriously, I have not seen this much buzz about an app since the last Israeli internet sensation, Yo. Want to know what viral looks like? Search #Meerkat on Twitter. You’re lookin at it. — Hillel Fuld (@HilzFuld) March 12, 2015 So what is this Meerkat thing that literally everyone who works in tech is obsessed with? It is a mobile app that lets you go live, as in live video in literally one tap. Once you hit that Stream button, the app automatically tweets for you letting…
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  • Alec Baldwin: The Sony hack will have a 'chilling effect' on movie studios

    Karissa Bell
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:36 pm
    SAN FRANCISCO — Fallout from the Sony hack has not only had "unavoidable" effects on filmmakers, but it has made celebrities and others in the industry think twice about how they communicate, according to Alec Baldwin. The actor spoke at the closing keynote at RSA's annual security conference in San Francisco Friday. (RSA, which specializes in network security, is the security arm of IT company EMC.) During his discussion with RSA's committee chairman Hugh Thompson, Baldwin shared his observations on how recent hacks — Sony's and the celebrity photo hack — have impacted the…
  • Michael Jackson treadmill routine blows your workout out of the water

    Lindsey Robertson
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Going to the gym can be a little intimidating — especially if your personal trainer happens to be channeling the King of Pop himself Trainer Trent Ruban decided to kick things up a notch at Goodlife Fitness' 36 anniversary party in Kitchener, Ontario, and proceeded to bust out some pretty sweet Michael Jackson-esque moves to "The Way You Make Me Feel" while simultaneously running on a treadmill. Ruban even added in some acrobatics to his fancy footwork, much to the delight of his audience. Perhaps Ruban should reconsider his career as a personal trainer and look into being a pop star…
  • Baltimore protesters expect police brutality demonstrations to continue as outrage simmers

    Colin Daileda
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Police admitted at a press conference on Friday that they should have called for medical attention for Freddie Gray before they dumped him into the back of a van after arresting him earlier this month But that doesn't mean anyone's losing his or her job over it. The six officers involved in the arrest of Gray—a black man who died in part due to a severed spine and a smashed voice box days after police arrested him—have been suspended without pay. Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts also made it clear that he wasn't going to concede his job See also: Police say Freddie Gray…
  • Everything worth saying about the Apple Watch

    Connor Finnegan
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    It's been a big week in the tech world. The Apple Watch finally hit stores on Friday, and Google announced the launch of its anticipated new wireless service, Project Fi, on Wednesday. See also: Google Project Fi is full of promise and questions We discuss these product launches and what they mean for consumers in the latest episode of MashTalk, which you can listen to on SoundCloud above Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more...More about Google, Mobile, Wireless, Smartphones, and Tech
  • Chipotle's Apple Watch app reminds you it's always burrito time

    Tricia Gilbride
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:27 pm
    It's a great week for burrito lovers looking to minimize interaction with other humans First, Chipotle announced that it would begin delivery, and now, the Mexican fast food chain has unveiled a new app for the Apple Watch, which became available on Friday. See also: 25 Apple Watch apps you need on your wrist The app will let you place your order for pickup at a location of your choice by pressing the — wait for it — Burrito Button. Take a look: Image: Chipotle Image: Chipotle Image: ChipotleThere's a catch, though: In order to use the Chipotle Apple Watch app, you must have…
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  • Microsoft Advertises The Witcher 3 On Xbox With Footage From The PC Version; Fans Not Fooled

    Timothy Geigner
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Pay attention to the gaming scene and the way gamers interact with game companies and journalists and you'll see that times are a little tense these days. Without diving into any of the debates currently being had throughout Gamerdom (Gamerstan? Gaming Nation?), let's just all agree that there is a big fat trust vacuum at the moment and that this vacuum is being filled by all kinds of reactions, some of which are reasonable, some of which are silly and overreaching. What's happened since in the last year or so has exacerbated the distrust to the point where companies operate on tip-toes with…
  • Trademark Examiner Not Swayed By Katy Perry's Attempt To Trademark The Left Shark

    Mike Masnick
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:51 pm
    We've written a few times about the so-called left shark, the internet meme that took off after one of singer Katy Perry's backup dancers (in a shark costume, naturally) looked a little "off" during her Super Bowl performance earlier this year. The internet went crazy and created all sorts of memes around "left shark." A guy named Fernando Sosa started selling 3d printed Left Shark figurines -- and then Perry's lawyers freaked out and basically claimed ownership to all things "left shark." Thankfully, the guy selling those 3D printed left sharks, Fernando Sosa, was able to retain lawyer Chris…
  • DHS Opening Office In Silicon Valley To More Efficiently Complain To Tech Companies About Encryption

    Tim Cushing
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    If only the endlessly-escalating West Coast cost of living could have prevented this: Today I am pleased to announce that the Department of Homeland Security is also finalizing plans to open up a satellite office in Silicon Valley, to serve as another point of contact with our friends here. We want to strengthen critical relationships in Silicon Valley and ensure that the government and the private sector benefit from each other’s research and development. That's Jeh Johnson addressing the crowd at the RSA Conference. Of all the news no one wanted to hear, this has to be close to the…
  • Designer Still Pursuing Bogus Takedown Of Periodic Table Of HTML Elements; Has No Idea How Copyright Works

    Tim Cushing
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Very recently, we covered designer Alara Mills' wholly misguided takedown efforts against Mike Riethmuller, a coder who crafted a periodic table of HTML 5 elements that she claimed looked like hers. Here's Riethmuller's: Which was inspired by Josh Duck's earlier effort: Neither of which look like the HTML 5 table Alara Mills sells: But she claims Duck's (and consequently, Riethmuller's) infringes on this earlier version, which was the subject of a lawsuit she brought against Duck. The suit was dismissed. Duck settled rather than fight Mills' baseless claims, which included the unsupported…
  • Daily Deals: Veho Retro Leather Bluetooth Speaker

    Gretchen Heckmann
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    The days are getting warmer and lasting longer, which means summer fun is right around the corner. If you like listening to your music when BBQing, picnicking or simply sitting around your backyard, the Veho Retro Leather Bluetooth Speaker will add a stylish touch while providing great sound and it's available in the Deals Store today for $65 (63% off of the regular price). The brushed aluminum housing holds an 1800mAh battery (Veho says it gives you 8 hours of play time) and dual acoustic drivers & two powerful speakers for a wide audio spectrum. It is compatible with any Bluetooth…
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  • HTC’s Butterfly 3 flits into view with high-end specs and a Quad HD screen

    Malarie Gokey
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:28 pm
    HTC looks to have a busy 2015 ahead, as news of yet another high-spec phone comes to light. The Butterfly 3 is rumored to have a 5.2-inch Quad HD screen, but it may only go to Asia. Here's everything we know. The post HTC’s Butterfly 3 flits into view with high-end specs and a Quad HD screen appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • NBA 2K16 will be a Spike Lee Joint

    Will Fulton
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Oscar-nominated filmmaker and noted New York Knicks fan Spike Lee is involved in developing the career mode for NBA 2K16, according to in image of the game's cover art recently leaked. The post NBA 2K16 will be a Spike Lee Joint appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Mumford & Sons tells fans to leave their cell phones at home for upcoming show

    Chris Leo Palermino
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:53 pm
    As a precaution against their third LP leaking, Mumford & Sons will not allow cell phones at an upcoming pre-release show in Brighton, UK. The band apparently fears shaky mobile phone videos will ruin the surprise. The post Mumford & Sons tells fans to leave their cell phones at home for upcoming show appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • This 18-year-old thinks he’s found a way to cut your electricity bill in half

    Jenny McGrath
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Teenagers: You give them guff, and they invent a smart outlet. At least, that's what happened with Ameer Sami, who invented the Ottobox at the age of 16, which he says can save 50 percent on energy bills. Now 18, he's launched a Kickstarter campaign. The post This 18-year-old thinks he’s found a way to cut your electricity bill in half appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Clean burn: This stationary bike powers a washing machine in its wheel

    Jenny McGrath
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Combining many people's least favorite things, the Bike Washing Machine cleans your clothes as you pedal. Depending on your temperament, this could be a way to make laundry even less fun. The post Clean burn: This stationary bike powers a washing machine in its wheel appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Leona Divide 50k 2015 Race Report – DNF

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

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

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

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

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

    Adam Dachis
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Tablets are great entertainment devices, but they aren’t always as useful for getting things done. If you want your tablet to be more than just a fun little toy, it’s really just a matter of the right apps, attitude, and configuration. Here’s how you can turn your tablet into a handy, productivity-boosting tool.Read more...
  • This Video Explains the Important Benefits of a Proper Fighting Stance

    Patrick Allan
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    While fighting should be avoided at all costs, everyone should know a little self-dense in case of emergency. This video explains what proper fighting stance should look like and why it’s half the battle.Read more...
  • Start Overcoming Your Shyness by Dumping Your Self-Image

    Patrick Allan
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Being shy isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but if you’d like to overcome it, you have to start by ditching the labels and stigmas you’ve attached to yourself.Read more...
  • Create Multiple Libraries in Photos with a Keyboard Shortcut

    Thorin Klosowski
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Setting up and using Apple’s new Photos app is easy enough , but one thing you might not notice immediately is the ability to keep multiple libraries on your computer. Cult of Mac points to a keyboard shortcut that makes it easy to swap between libraries.Read more...
  • How Video Games Taught Me Personal Accountability

    Jon Harrison
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Blame, procrastination, self-victimization—this terrible trifecta can sink your career and limit your levels of personal success. We often find ourselves resorting to bad patterns, especially in the workplace. I have noticed one place in my own life where these traits are nowhere to be seen. While I play video games.Read more...
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  • Beyond Batch Hadoop: Operational and Real-Time

    Andrew Brust
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Buyers and practitioners in the data market have faced a gut-wrenching choice: work with big data and tolerate the latency of batch-mode processing, or work interactively with relatively small data sets…
  • All-Flash Arrays for Primary Storage: The time is now

    Simon Bramfitt
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Many times faster than legacy spinning disk arrays, All Flash Arrays (AFA) have been widely adopted for demanding use cases where consistent ultra-high performance storage is needed to service the most…
  • The future of security: from restrictive to cognitive

    Logan Kleier
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    We are on the verge of a new era of smart connected things, generating a wealth of information about ourselves and our environment.  As technology advances, security threats are increasing in…
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  • Drink Beer Cocktails If You Don't Want to Get Hammered Tonight 

    Kate Knibbs
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Getting drunk is very fun! This is a truth known to both human and island-dwelling monkey for centuries. But some nights, ALAS, are no good for chasing a Long Island Iced Tea with seven watermelon vodka shots and regret. Read more...
  • Let's Talk About Whatever You Want Right Now

    Kaila Hale-Stern
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:40 pm
    We could talk about the Apple Watch. We could also talk about nothing related to the damned watch. Happy Friday, Gizmodo. What’s on your mind?Read more...
  • Madame Tussauds Names 10 Nominees for Next Tech Icon to be Wax-ified

    Matt Novak on Paleofuture, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    The Madame Tussauds in San Francisco already has a waxy Jobs and a waxy Zuck . But now they want you to decide who they should do next. They’ve wittled the nominees down to ten. Who would you choose? You can vote here!Read more...
  • All the Ridiculous Adjectives Jony Ive Used to Describe the Apple Watch

    Michael Hession
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The Apple Watch reviews are beginning to pour in . All those ratings, specs, and comparisons are way too much noise to pay attention to. A more serene, peaceful way of absorbing the essence of Apple Watch is by listening to every adjective the illustrious Jony Ive has used to describe the device.Read more...
  • The Minority Report Of Famine Prediction Knows Where To Send Aid

    Chris Mills
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:50 pm
    On a day spent dodging Periscope unboxings of Apple Watches on the other side of the country, it’s difficult to believe that there’s too little information in the world. But when it comes to life-and-death predictions of agriculture in Africa, our system is woefully inadequate, and the only hope is space. Read more...
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  • Navy researchers make bulletproof glass out of clay

    Andrew Tarantola
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:19 pm
    The US Naval Research Laboratory announced a major breakthrough in materials science on Thursday. After decades of research and development, the NRL has created a transparent, bulletproof material that can be molded into virtually any shape. This mat...
  • Quirky wine rack could refill itself using Amazon Dash

    Andrew Tarantola
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Do you wake up in the middle of the night, soaked in cold sweat and frantically worrying, "Oh God, is my wine rack sufficiently full?" Well, fear not, because this automated wine rack from Quirky not only keeps tabs on your vital vino supply, it coul...
  • These tiny gecko-inspired robots can lift over 100x their weight

    Devindra Hardawar
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Beware the tiny robot uprising, which at this point are taunting us with the equivalent of superhuman strength. Researchers at Stanford have created several tiny bots that can move things more than 100 times their weight, reports New Scientist. They'...
  • Department of Defense creates new cyberunit in Silicon Valley

    Billy Steele
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:27 pm
    In order to better combat cyberthreats to national security, the US Department of Defense is setting up shop in Silicon Valley. At a lecture today at Stanford University, Defense Secretary Ash Carter outlined the department's new focus on cyberdefens...
  • Seattle PD pushes for transparency by hiring a coder/critic

    Chris Velazco
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Remember Tim Clemans, the formerly anonymous programmer who requested all of the city police department's for basically all of its bodycam footage and emails? His data petitioning ultimately led to the launch of a YouTube channel that puts that on-th...
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  • Navy researchers make bulletproof glass out of clay

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:19 pm
  • 'Map spam' puts Google in awkward place

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Google was re-evaluating its user-edited online map system Friday after the latest embarrassing incident -- an image of an Android mascot urinating on an Apple logo. The image, part of a crowd-sourced edit on Google Maps, appeared briefly at a Pakistani location before it was removed by the online giant Friday. In a statement to US media, Google apologized for the inappropriate image and said it was working to step up verification of user edits on its Map Maker platform. "Handling spam is a complex issue and we’re continuously working on ways to improve our systems, including new ways…
  • Apple Watch bands can be easily damaged like any other watch bands, but don’t freak out about it

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Apple’s Watch is, at the end of the day, a product that will suffer damages including standard wear and tear. So don’t expect it to be any differently than regular watches from that point of view — and that goes double for the watch’s bands, including the Sport fluoroelastomer and Leather bands, according to pictures posted by 9to5Mac. DON’T MISS: How have I gone so long without knowing about this secret Google Maps trick? Over time, the great looking Apple Watch bands will have the same wear marks as any other regular watch band. The more you’ll wear it, the more marks these…
  • Court: Iowa casino doesn't have to pay $41M jackpot error

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:48 pm
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. The screen said: "The reels have rolled your way! Bonus Award - $41797550.16."
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • An Early Look At The Apple Watch App Ecosystem

    Sarah Perez
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:27 pm
     With the Apple Watch now officially on the market, and soon to be on the wrists of several million customers – possibly as many as 20 million this year, according to some estimates – there’s a lot of curiosity about what kind of app ecosystem will spring up around the new device. Will Apple Watch owners actually be interested in actively reading news, shopping or playing… Read More
  • CrunchWeek: Zenefits Loves Cash, Everyone’s Watching Apple, And Amazon’s Epic Quarterly Report

    Alex Wilhelm,Kyle Russell,Colleen Taylor
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
     Another week has left us in a miasma of earnings, product releases, and something called the Apple Watch. As such, it’s the perfect time to sit around our little round table we keep in the back of TechCrunch, and kick over the most important stories of the week: Amazon’s massively popular quarter, Zenefits’ massive capital raise, and, yes, the Apple Watch. This time around… Read More
  • Shinola, Grado Labs, And Adafruit To Talk Making And Manufacturing At Disrupt NY

    Matt Burns
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:51 pm
     Manufacturing never left America. Even during the recession, good people were still building good things. Recently, though, thanks to the maker movement, small-scale manufacturing is seeing a renaissance throughout the world, something the president of Shinola, Vice President of Grado Labs, and founder of Adafruit will discuss at Disrupt NY. Each of these people have a unique vantage point on… Read More
  • Apple Begins Offering Virtual “Personal Setup” Appointments To New Watch Owners

    Sarah Perez
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
     As a number of early customers will receive their Apple Watch smartwatches today, Apple has also begun to send out email invitations offering “personal setup” appointments that take place via video sessions with an Apple Specialist. The sessions allow customers to learn about their new device and be walked through its features, as well as have the opportunity to ask… Read More
  • iFixit Apple Watch Teardown Suggests No Internal Chip Upgrades

    Natasha Lomas
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:12 am
     Today is Apple Watch D-Day for a speedy few early adopters, with Cupertino finally shipping the first batch of its debut wearable to buyers. That means it’s also the day that serial repairers/tenacious teardowners iFixit get to crack open Apple’s latest sealed box and peer inside so we don’t have to. Read More
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  • BitTorrent Reportedly Sacked 40 Employees In The US

    Zara Ali
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:42 pm
    BitTorrent has reportedly sacked few of its employees in the US. It has been revealed by the Buzzfeed along with many anonymous sources that the company has dismissed around 40 employees out of total workforce of 150. Apparently, BitTorrent has been struggling to generate profits over the last few years. Regardless of its mighty recognition (mainly as the torrent downloader) and few profit-sharing collaborations with major musical acts, BitTorrent failed to break its conceived image of “pirated-media provider” among the consumers. Not many of the general users know that the company also…
  • Google Glass Is Coming Back Soon And It Will Be High On Fashion

    Zara Ali
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Remember the Google Glass? Well, we don’t blame you for the sudden amnesia. Anyway, the news is, Glass is coming back to life.It was around last month when Google and Luxottica came into partnership for co-making Google Glass. The foundation behind the collaboration was to turn the Glass into high-fashion lifestyle and innovative technology. Luxottica’s premium brands such as, Oakley and Ray-Ban were highlighted as being a part of the program. In mid-January, it was revealed that Google has ceased selling the primary version of the Google Glass and moved it out of the its Google X…
  • Apple Watch Sport Charger Will Be Made From Plastic, Not Metal

    Tyler Lee
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:10 am
    In the photos and videos, Apple has shown the Apple Watch to feature a magnetic charger made from metal. This lent itself to a more premium look and feel and in some ways, we suppose it might even justify the price of the Apple Watch which begins at $350 for the Sport version. Unfortunately it turns out that isn’t the case.According to a handful of users who have received their Apple Watch, it seems that they were given a plastic magnetic charger instead of the metal one. Apparently this is the charger that will be given by default to Apple Watch Sport customers, while the metal charger…
  • KickassTorrents Has Its Domain Named Seized

    Tyler Lee
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:10 am
    Ever since The Pirate Bay had its servers raided, users who downloaded torrents had to seek alternative websites for their torrenting needs, and one of the more popular options available was KickassTorrents (KAT). The website enjoyed a surge in popularity before authorities were quick to seize its domain which at that time was registered in Somalia, hence the .so suffix.The website then launched itself at a .to domain suffix owned by the government of Tonga and recently it looks like that domain has been seized as well. In fact when the group tried to redirect users to its other website that…
  • Android Mascot Peeing On Apple Logo Spotted On Google Maps [Update]

    Tyler Lee
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:49 am
    Update - It appears that Google has removed the image when you navigate to those coordinates. No official statement has been made either.It is no secret that Google and Apple are rivals. Both have mobile operating systems of their own, both have regular operating systems, both offer similar services, so safe to say that both companies are competing with each other in more ways than one. Both companies have also not been shy about offering up disparaging comments about their rivals.However according to a recent sighting by Team Android, it seems that Google has taken their rivalry with Apple…
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  • Has LG gone mad? Leathery G4 tipped to cost more than base Galaxy S6

    Adrian Diaconescu
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    If LG’s 2014 flagship smartphone had one thing going for it in a direct duel against Samsung and HTC’s respective high-enders, that was without a doubt (relative) affordability. Even today, or perhaps especially today, the G3 is a bargain, going for $370 or so factory unlocked with a QHD 5.5-inch screen, quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU and 3,000 mAh… Continue reading Has LG gone mad? Leathery G4 tipped to cost more than base Galaxy S6 Related posts: Best Buy trade-in program offers $100+ for Galaxy S4 towards S6 purchase Leaked: Samsung Galaxy S6 and S Edge European prices and colors…
  • Do more with less! Bricwave Xpress flash drive, fast charge cable

    Stanley Goodner
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:59 am
    One thing about owning and using gadgets is that it’s not hard to quietly grow a collection of devices. You start adding to your gear, and suddenly you feel overwhelmed with the sheer number of items! If you continue on, you’ll come down with GAS (gear acquisition syndrome). It’s real. Go Google it. An effective way to keep tech belongings streamlined is to consolidate and minimize. Instead of juggling multiple USB wall adapters, get… Continue reading Do more with less! Bricwave Xpress flash drive, fast charge cable Related posts: Mini Survival Kit replaces, upgrades your basic USB…
  • Acer rehashes Iconia One 8 and Tab 10 with a greater emphasis on youngsters

    Adrian Diaconescu
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    While many of you US-located power Android users probably never knew Iconia One 8s and Tab 10s even existed, Acer worked diligently behind the scenes on sequels to the low-cost slates available via Amazon. These upgraded editions are now almost ready for primetime, and chiefly target cash-strapped but fashion-concerned students. Priced at $149, which is only 20 bucks north of [easyazon-link asin=”B00R9NSO72″… Continue reading Acer rehashes Iconia One 8 and Tab 10 with a greater emphasis on youngsters Related posts: Acer unveils Iconia Tab 7 with voice call support, Iconia One 7 Jelly…
  • Metal-clad Samsung Galaxy A3 starts taking in Android 5.0 Lollipop

    Adrian Diaconescu
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    And so it begins. The wide-scale Lollipop rollout for Samsung’s most premium mid-end smartphone family ever, that is. Surprisingly, the first Galaxy A-series member on the brink of a software promotion is the least technically gifted, aka the A3. With an aluminum unibody construction, just like its A5 and A7 siblings, the 4.5 incher settles… Continue reading Metal-clad Samsung Galaxy A3 starts taking in Android 5.0 Lollipop Related posts: AT&T sends OTA Android 5.0 Lollipop to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Leaked: Full specification list for metal-clad Samsung Galaxy A3 Samsung has Android…
  • Apple now rejecting iPhone apps which mention the Pebble

    Nate Hoffelder
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    The Apple Watch is almost here, and it looks like Apple is getting a little antsy about the competition. An iPhone app developer reports that the latest update for his maritime navigation app was rejected by Apple simply because it mentions the Pebble smartwatch: We have just had the latest version of our SeaNav US iOS… Continue reading Apple now rejecting iPhone apps which mention the Pebble Related posts: Why Pebble Android app is delayed Pebble AppStore Launching Soon Pebble smartwatch gets an x-ray to ensure fit and finish [Image] The post Apple now rejecting iPhone apps which…
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  • Dev Aims to Light the Way for Apple Watch Gaming

    Quinten Plummer
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    Coinciding with the official Apple Watch launch on Friday, a slew of apps and games are making their debuts. One of the early hopefuls is WayForward, which last week unveiled its Watch Quest, hoping to get a jump on the competition. Some developers have been awaiting the opening of the WatchKit APIs in full before they put the might of their software engineering ability into the Apple Watch. The WatchKit API limits developers to creating widget-like glances, Watch notifications, and side-loaded apps powered by the might of a paired iPhone.
  • Take Your Apple Watch Face and Love It!

    Chris Maxcer
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Apple is known for fantastic product design, but it's not known for customization. The first iPhone hit the world nearly eight years ago, and yet our "customizable" home screen options are limited to the organization of app icons and some wallpaper choices that can produce color tints through translucent layers. So all of us future Apple Watch owners likely will have to settle for a handful of Apple-developed watch faces. I've been hoping for months that Apple would let third-party designers rethink how to show time through watch faces.
  • YouTube Marks 10 Years of Nondisruptive Revolution

    Peter Suciu
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:54 pm
    YouTube on Thursday celebrated its first full decade. It was 10 years ago to the day that cofounder Jawed Karim uploaded the site's first video. It was a humble beginning: a 19-second clip of elephants, with Karim declaring that the pachyderms have "really, really long trunks." In fairness, it may have been in keeping with other notable firsts. In speaking for the first time on a telephone, Alexander Graham Bell said, "Mr. Watson -- come here -- I want to see you." Thomas Edison's first phonographic recording was "Mary had a little lamb."
  • Google's Low-Fee Fi: Ho-Hum

    Richard Adhikari
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    Google on Wednesday announced Fi, a program that combines the wireless networks of carrier partners Sprint and T-Mobile with more than 1 million free, open WiFi hotspots Google has verified as fast and reliable. Users' devices will move automatically to the fastest connection -- 4G LTE being the standard in the United States, accessing 3G or 2G if only those speeds are available. The program will work in more than 120 countries. The $20-a-month Fi Basics plan gives users unlimited domestic talk and text in the U.S. Data is another $10 per GB.
  • Breach Outbreaks Fuel Encryption Adoption

    John P. Mello Jr.
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    As data breaches make headlines around the world, more companies are turning to encryption to protect their information jewels. That is one of the findings in a study released Monday, conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Thales E-Security. "Mega breaches and cyber attacks have increased companies' urgency to improve their security posture," says the report, which is based on a survey of more than 4,000 IT and security professionals in 10 countries.
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  • Microsoft's Cloud Revenue Soars in Q3

    24 Apr 2015 | 8:38 am
    Cloud services are becoming an increasingly important -- and fast-growing -- source of revenue for Microsoft, according to the company's latest financial figures. The company's earnings report for the third quarter of its fiscal year shows that its commercial cloud business, which saw a 106 percent growth year-over-year, is currently on track to reach $6.3 billion in annual revenue. Microsoft's cloud business includes its Office 365 software suite, as well as Dynamics CRM and Azure, its PaaS (platform-as-a-service) and IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) solutions. All these services…
  • Apple Watch App Store Opens with Over 3000 Apps

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    The Apple Watch officially made its debut on Thursday. Considering pre-orders of the iconic brandâEU™s smart watch hit nearly 1 million in the United States alone, Apple is expecting plenty of profits. App makers may also get in on the game. As it turns out, when it comes to the Apple Watch thereâEU™s an app for that. The Apple Watch store opened with over 3,000 apps. Apple CEO had promised 1,000 apps at launch so this strong opening beats both tech analyst and consumer expectations. By way of comparison, Samsung didnâEU™t hit the 3,000 app mark until its Gear wearables app store was…
  • Symantec Says Hacker Attacks Up 40 Percent in 2014

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    Hacker attacks on large companies were up 40 percent in 2014 from the year before, Symantec said in a report released Wednesday. And when vulnerabilities in software were discovered, it took vendors 59 days to repair them, as opposed to four days in 2013, Symantec said in its 2014 Internet security threat report. Five out of every six large companies were targeted by various hacker attacks, the Mountain View firm said. And the hackers often succeeded with a simple trick, an "update" to a legitimate piece of software. Once the unsuspecting employee clicked "download," a Trojan horse would give…
  • House Passes Second Bill To Help Companies Fight Cyberattacks

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    The House passed a bill Thursday encouraging private companies to share information about cyberattacks with federal authorities in an attempt to combat the growing problem. The bill grants protection from liability for companies that share information and follow certain procedures. Companies have been reluctant to share internal data about cyberattacks for fear of being sued, hurting efforts to fight criminals stealing personal information and state-sponsored campaigns stealing American intellectual property. "Make no mistake. We are in the middle of a silent crisis. At this very moment, our…
  • Still Got It: Facebook Mobile Ad Revenue Continues To Surge

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    Nearly three-quarters of Facebook's advertising revenue now comes from mobile ads, as many more users access the social network on smartphones and other hand-held gadgets. On that front, the company is doing fine -- better, even, than it has in previous quarters. But the rate of its overall revenue growth slowed in the first three months of this year, causing its high-flying stock to tumble after the results came out. Wednesday marked the first time since early 2013 that Facebook failed to top Wall Street's expectations with its results, and shares of the Menlo Park, California, company fell…
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  • “Equal Respect” at ‪#‎RSAC

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

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

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

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

    Bill Brenner
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:25 am
    After last week’s post on RSA Conference banning so-called booth babes, I heard from a lot of people who agree vendors need to find other ways to attract attention during security conferences. One reader correctly noted that this unfortunate phenomenon isn’t the result of bad intentions. It’s just that some marketing teams don’t know any better. They assume the booth babes work because they see others using them. What to do about it? Give marketing practitioners some examples of successful exhibits that succeeded without the sexism. Here are four examples of exhibits…
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  • Acer outs budget-friendly Iconia One 8, Tab 10 slates

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    Acer has also revealed the Iconia One 8 and the Tab 10, […] You might also like: Acer Iconia W510, the Windows 8 tablet-netbook hybrid With the official launch of Window 8, we’re seeing a... Acer Iconia W3, 8-inch Windows 8 tablet for P19,900 Yesterday, Acer launched their first 8-inch tablet runn […]... Acer Iconia Smart S300 will make your hand look smaller Acer unveiled a whole range of upcoming consumer electr […]...
  • Acer Liquid X2 is a tri-sim smartphone with 4000mAh battery

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    Acer announced a plethora of devices today, and one is […] You might also like: Acer Liquid E leads Acer’s smartphone line Acer is more know for its notebooks but last week,... Acer Liquid E Ferrari Special Edition Review Acer is more known for its laptops than their mobile... Starmobile Jump Max 4.5-inch Dual Core smartphone with 3000 mAh battery for only Php 3,690 Another recent release from Starmobile is the Starmobil […]...
  • Firefly Mobile announces the Intense 64 LTE for Php7,999

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:41 am
    The mid-range smartphone competition heats up as Firefl […] You might also like: Cherry Mobile announces Skyfire 2.0, 5-inch quad-core phone for Php7,999 Cherry Mobile has finally unveiled their latest quad-co […]... Cherry Mobile Cosmos S2 has Dual-LTE and Lollipop for Php10k Aside from the three Flare smartphone, Cherry Mobile ad […]... Cherry Mobile unveils three new Flare devices Coinciding with their Sixth Anniversary Festival and Ma […]...
  • Elephone’s new device to feature both Win 10 and Android 5.0, 2K Display

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:40 am
    We’ve seen how dual-boot devices featuring both A […] You might also like: Huawei P8 announced! 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display, 64-bit Octa-core smartphone with 3GB RAM Chinese tech manufacturer Huawei’s next flagship […]... Leaked: Cherry Mobile COSMOS FORCE 1.2 GHz Quad Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 5.26-inch Display Another upcoming Cherry Mobile smartphone making the ro […]... Sony Ericsson Launches First Android Smartphone with Walkman™ Feature Sony Ericsson Philippines earlier last week launched it […]...
  • Xiaomi intros new flagship smartphone

    23 Apr 2015 | 6:43 am
    Xiaomi earlier unveiled the Mi 4i in India. The Chinese […] You might also like: Xiaomi Mi Pad set to retail for Php 10,999 The long wait is over: Xiaomi’s Mi Pad is set... Samsung Galaxy A7 Octa Core, Dual-SIM, LTE smartphone launched in PH for Php 24,990 Together with the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3,  Samsung int... MyPhone launches INFINITY Lite Octa Core Android KitKat Smartphone for Php 7,999 MyPhone yesterday launched another octa core smartphone […]...
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  • New parenting trend? Over-protective dad tracks daughter with a drone

    Becca Caddy
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:43 am
    Drones are quickly becoming commonplace in all kinds of spaces, the military, retail, entertainment. But what about parenting? Well, an over-protective dad in the States has made global headlines today because he revealed he tracks his daughter's movements to and from school with a drone. The post New parenting trend? Over-protective dad tracks daughter with a drone appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • Acer unveils two new fitness wearables: the Liquid Leap Curve and Liquid Leap Fit

    Holly Brockwell
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:44 pm
    At Acer's global press conference at 4 World Trade Center today, the brand unveiled two new fitness wearables to add to their Liquid Leap line of bracelets: the entry-level Liquid Leap Fit, and the fashion-conscious Liquid Leap Curve. The post Acer unveils two new fitness wearables: the Liquid Leap Curve and Liquid Leap Fit appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • Acer’s new phablet has a truly enormous battery

    Holly Brockwell
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:10 pm
    We're at Acer's global press conference in New York today, and we're excited to see them unveil a new 5.5-inch phone with a stonking 4000mAh battery. For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has 2600, the HTC One M9 has 2840, the OnePlus One has 3100 and even the soon-to-be-released Honor 6+ can't match it, with 3600 mAh. In short, it's a beast. The post Acer’s new phablet has a truly enormous battery appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • You can write on Acer’s new tablet with a pencil

    Holly Brockwell
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Acer unveiled a whole heap of products at their New York global conference today, and we were there to give them all a try. One of the first things to catch our eye was the new Acer Iconia One 8 tablet with Precision Plus technology. That basically means it responds more accurately to touch - but it also means you can write on it with anything from a stylus to an actual pencil. The post You can write on Acer’s new tablet with a pencil appeared first on ShinyShiny.
  • Pure Digital – Pure POP Maxi DAB+ review

    Ashley Norris
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:58 am
    Over the last few months audio company Pure Digital has released series of DAB+ Pop radios so called because they boast a big pop up button on their tops. Now we have the daddy of the group the Pure POP Maxi. The post Pure Digital – Pure POP Maxi DAB+ review appeared first on ShinyShiny.
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  • Another smaller iPhone 7 rumour emerges

    James O'Malley
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    Could Apple be planning a smaller iPhone to complement the new standard monster iPhones? That’s the rumour being started by the notoriously unreliable DigiTimes, based in Hong Kong. It cites mysterious “supply chain sources” for the claim – adding that a company called AU Optronics will be supplying the 4″ panels (along with the 4.7″ and 5.5″ panels for the larger models). We remain unconvinced.
  • Why did Twitter open up direct messaging to everyone?

    James O'Malley
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:47 am
    The big news last night that Twitter is changing the way that it works, so that users can DM each other, even if they’re not following each other. Don’t worry – it looks like you’ll be able to opt out of the functionality, but it does seem like a strange decision for a company that has come under increased scrutiny with demands that it do something about all of the abuse and public shaming it enables. Campaigners have long suggested features like limiting visible mentions to people you already follow – so it seems bizarre for Twitter to go completely the other…
  • Boring Office Job given the GoPro advert treatment

    James O'Malley
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:27 am
    GoPro famously claims that it doesn’t need to hire an external advertising agency, as videos from its users do a good enough job of selling the product. But not everyone spends their days snowboarding, surfing, or doing other “extreme” activities. Some of us work in offices. That didn’t deter one YouTuber though – who used his GoPro to shoot what it is like in his boring office job, and cut it together like one of GoPro’s many in-house marketing videos.
  • Chrome for Android to support notifications from websites

    James O'Malley
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:21 am
    Google has announced details on what we can expect in version 42 (!) of its Chrome web browser for Android. Announced in a blog post, the biggest new addition appears to be notifications from websites using an emerging notification standard. What this means is that you could soon be receiving notifications from, say, eBay, without having to have the eBay app installed. Pretty clever, right? Google says some of the first websites to support this new standard will be Beyond the Rack, eBay, Facebook, FanSided, Pinterest, Product Hunt, and VICE News. Roost and Mobify. Additionally, there will…
  • YouTube killing support for older smart TVs and devices

    James O'Malley
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
    Bad news if you access YouTube on a smart TV made before 2012 – Google is pulling the plug on YouTube apps for certain devices. Unfortunately we don’t have a complete list of affected devices, but according to Google it will affect “Select devices manufactured in 2012 and earlier, including Sony TVs & Blu-ray Discs, Panasonic TVs & Blu-ray Discs, older iOS devices, and devices running older versions of Google TV.” According to Android Central, the move is apparently being made due to changes to the YouTube API – and presumably because it is uneconomic…
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  • Netflix will make you salivate with Chef’s Table [Trailer]

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

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

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

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

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

    1 Apr 2015 | 4:56 am
    Microsoft reveals a new service for its Azure cloud computing platform and infrastructure in the form of an app that allows developers to create mobile and web apps for any device and platform. The new service’s aim is to offer developers a wide range of operating systems and computer languages within Microsoft’s cloud. “In a mobile first, cloud first world, companies need to ensure their customers, partners, and employees are able to seamlessly connect with and consume data across anywhere and on any device, wrote Bill Staples, the Vice President for App Platform at Microsoft Azure, on…
  • Microsoft launched Lumia 532 and Lumia 435 Today

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

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

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

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    MI India today announced that its second smartphone release, the Redmi 1S, will be on sale from 2pm on September 2nd at Rs 5,999/- and pre-registrations for device will begin on August 26th at 6pm exclusively through its e-commerce partner, Flipkart. Similar to the MI3, The Redmi 1S will be available only to those who have registered by midnight on September 1st at and they will be eligible to purchase the phone from September 2nd onwards. Redmi 1S is going to be powered with – 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 (HD) IPS display delivers superfine text and crisp photos. AGC…
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  • EDO updates its AMOLED roadmap, is developing an 8" AMOLED display

    Ron Mertens
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:19 am
    Towards the end of 2014 we reported that China's Everdisplay (EDO) started mass producing 5" 720p AMOLED displays with a capacity of 600,000 panels per month. EDO has since discussed its roadmap several times, and today they updated it again with some new information.We already know that EDO is developing new 5.5" and 6" AMOLEDs. While we knew the company is developing a circular display, EDO now reveals they plan to release a 1.4" panel - and not a 1.35" as previously reported - which probably means that EDO is the producer of the 1.4" 400x400 panel used in Huawei's upcoming Watch. Read more…
  • Bloomberg: SDC started to produce flexible OLEDs at its new Gen-6.5 A3 fab

    Ron Mertens
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
    According to reports, Samsung is seeing better-then-expected demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge - and SDC will not be able to produce enough flexible OLEDs. Earlier this month I speculated that SDC may try to start producing at its new 6.5-Gen A3 flexible OLED fab sooner then planned - and today Bloomberg reports that this is indeed the case.According to Bloomberg, Samsung already started to produce flexible OLEDs at the A3 fab - which was expected to enter production in June.Read more about Bloomberg: SDC started to produce flexible OLEDs at its new Gen-6.5 A3 fab
  • iFixit tears down Apple's Watch, confirms it uses a flexible AMOLED display

    Ron Mertens
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:53 pm
    While we confirmed Apple's Watch uses a flexible AMOLED display back in September 2014, now we are set to get some more confirmations as Apple starts shipping their first wearable device. iFixit posted a tear-down of the Watch, in which they confirm it is an AMOLED panel.iFixit also finally details the Watch display resolution: the small editions use a 38mm display (272x340, 290 PPI) while the larger Watches use a 42 mm panel (312x390, 302 PPI). Those are flexible OLED panels produced by LG Display.Read more about iFixit tears down Apple's Watch, confirms it uses a flexible AMOLED…
  • Kaneka demonstrate their new 50,000 hours OLED lighting panels

    Ron Mertens
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Towards the end of 2014 it was reported that Kaneka developed a new OLED panel that achieves a lifetime of 50,000 hours, and the company started producing such panels shortly after. It turns out that Kaneka demonstrated the new panels at the Euroluce 2015 tradeshow in Europe.Kaneka had several panels on display - in three different sizes (80x80 mm, 100x100 mm and 143x23 mm) and five different colors (white, amber, blue and green). All panels are 1.05 mm thick and feature 50,000 hours of lifetime. Read more about Kaneka demonstrate their new 50,000 hours OLED lighting panels
  • Samsung to release a new round Gear smartwatch

    Ron Mertens
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Samsung just posted a new flyer calling the global developer community to get an early access to the software development kit of the company's next-gen Gear device. From the invitation, it's pretty clear the new device will be round:Samsung's upcoming Gear device will be a smart watch - and will be Samsung's 6th generation Gear (which is pretty amazing considering that the company's first-gen Gear was released less than two years ago). Read more about Samsung to release a new round Gear smartwatch
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  • I wish 10. Cats at Indian Traffic Signals

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

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

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

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

    Anupam Varghese
    15 May 2014 | 10:36 pm
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Donut Traveled to Space Before You [VIDEO]

    Ronald Barba
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    It’s Friday afternoon, and if you happen to be on the East Coast, it’s probably a lot colder today than it has been the rest of the week – winter once again clawing its way back into our lives. If the colder temperature weren’t enough, a donut has apparently made into space before you did – so, I mean, now how does your Friday feel? Earlier this month, Swedish brothers Benjamin and Alexander Jönsson sent what appears to be a strawberry frosted donut to space. Using a balloon (not the kind you get from your party store – sorry, guys), they sent the 20 miles…
  • 6 Bad Digital Habits and How to Beat Them [Infographic]

    Camila Souza
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Most of us have poor smartphone etiquette. Research shows that although most users think they have good tech habits, many people report being irritated or annoyed by the use technology in public places. Rudeness may not be on the rise, but new technology certainly allows people to display their lack of manners. For example:  You’re engaged face-to-face with others, either in a meeting or a conversation, and you constantly check your phone. Maybe you’re at a quiet zone (church and library) and send text messages. You may even text and drive. We sometimes don’t even realize…
  • V2 Pitch Competition: Helping Entrepreneurs on Both Sides of the Border

    Will Schmidt
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Fact: having the benefit of strong colleges and universities in a startup ecosystem is always a good thing. Consider for a moment the benefits that universities can offer the ecosytem in terms of talent, and in return, the benefits the ecosystem offers these institutions: it’s a perfect symbiosis. Here in San Diego we have some powerhouse universities with their respective programs to help give young entrepreneurs unique opportunities for success. Last night I was invited to my alma mater, The University of San Diego (USD – disclosure below) to see exactly what they had to…
  • Trusst Lingerie Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Smart Bra

    Camila Souza
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    All breasts are not created equally. For women with larger breasts, not wearing bras with the right support is not an issue of aesthetics; it’s a health issue. Two women want to change the experience women with full busts have when it comes to wearing bras. Sophia Berman and Laura West founded Trusst Lingerie, a startup that uses technology and engineering to create bras that fit and support larger breasts. They have developed a patent-pending design that replaces traditional underwire; in addition to working with high-end fabrics, Trusst has engineered a bra that lifts and supports,…
  • The Rise of the Rest Tour Through The South

    Frank Gruber
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    Built off the premise that you can startup from nearly anywhere these days, I’m excited to be joining Steve Case, Revolution Ventures, Up Global, Google for Entrepreneurs and a great group of individuals on the Rise of the Rest tour through the south in just a few week. The tour will kick off May 4th in Richmond, Virginia and travel through Raleigh, Charleston, Atlanta, and New Orleans. Obviously, there is amazing alignment in what the Rise of the Rest tour is doing and what we’ve been doing at Tech Cocktail (or should I say Tech.Co) for nearly a decade – so I’m…
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  • How to use HandBrake’s queue feature to convert multiple videos.
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:23 pm
    You like videos, right? Then you’re probably familiar with HandBrake, the open source video conversion tool. Encoding a single file is pretty straightforward, but the program has the ability to set up a cue and go through a bunch of shows while you are away from your computer. Here’s a quick video walkthrough on how to use this feature I put together for a friend.
  • Basic .gitignore for Craft CMS development
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    I wanted to share my basic .gitignore file for when I'm working on a Craft CMS project. Sometimes I use CodeKit, sometimes I don't but this .gitignore file will take care of CodeKit cache just in case. # Mac specific .DS_Store .DS_Store? .AppleDouble .LSOverride ehthumbs.db Thumbs.db # Icon must end with two \r Icon # Thumbnails ._* # Files that might appear on external disk .Spotlight-V100 .Trashes # Directories potentially created on remote AFP share .AppleDB .AppleDesktop Network Trash Folder Temporary Items .apdisk bower_components .tmp .sass_cache .codekit-cache # Craft specific…
  • Bootstrap 3 quick fix for older Firefox versions
    29 Jun 2014 | 12:39 pm
    I recently worked on a site and used Bootstrap v3 as the framework for my grid system. As I got far into the project, the requirement for Firefox versions crept downward to version 27. My carefully constructed columns started to crumble in this version of Firefox. After a little research, it turned out that the CSS box-sizing rule for Bootstrap had dropped the ‘-moz’ prefixes. Here’s what Bootstrap had in it: * { box-sizing: border-box; } *:before, *:after { box-sizing: border-box; } To add support for the older Firefox builds, I left the official Bootstrap file alone but…
  • Bookmarklet for logging into Beats Music
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:36 am
    I really enjoy Beats Music but since they have a 3 device limit, I am logged out of the app on my computer regularly. I also have Beats set up in a Fluid stand-alone app on my machine. The reason I did this is because it keeps my music playing even if I happen to restart my web browser. I can also put the Beats app I created in my doc for easy access. Unfortunately this means the app doesn’t integrate into my password storage app. This means I would have to log into it in a separate window, copy my password and paste it into the Fluid Beats app to start music. To make this process…
  • Helper bookmarklet to refresh any web page for “capturing” a live video or audio stream.
    28 Feb 2014 | 8:01 am
    I was not going to be near my computer for a recent live webcast I really wanted to watch; unfortunately the event was also not being archived by the site. Live viewing was the only option unless I could capture the stream for watching the next day. Luckily there are a variety of tools for stream capturing. Two that I use and recommend are Jaksta for video and audio and Audio Hijack Pro for audio only. (For why I use Audio Hijack Pro for audio when Jaksta does that too is addressed at the end of this post.) Either program will do the media capture, but there was still a problem I needed to…
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • Apple Watch's low key launch

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Apple is taking a risk in launching its first wearable gadget without the usual fanfare, selling it only in select upscale boutiques. Bobbi Rebell reports.
  • Apple Watch's low key launch

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    Apple is taking a risk in launching its first wearable gadget without the usual fanfare, selling it only in select upscale boutiques. Bobbi Rebell reports.
  • Apple could introduce $199 watch down the road-Lance Ulanoff

    24 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    Mashable's Chief Correspondent Lance Ulanoff believes Apple will likely introduce a new, lower-priced line of watches given the likely success of the wearable devices. Bobbi Rebell reports.
  • First successful aerial refueling of a drone

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:24 pm
    The bat-wing U.S. Navy drone that became the first autonomous airplane to take off and land on an aircraft carrier accomplishes yet another milestone, becoming the first unmanned aircraft to undergo aerial refueling. Ben Gruber reports.
  • 'Safest bike ever' devised by British entrepreneur

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:38 am
    A British inventor says his Babel bike is the safest bicycle ever produced. Crispin Sinclair - son of famous British inventor Sir Clive Sinclair - hopes the bike's safety cage, double seatbelt, and host of other measures will inspire non-cyclists to get in the saddle. Jim Drury went to see it in action.
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    Softpedia News > Technology & Gadgets

  • ASUS Update Firmware for RT-AC87 Routers - Download Version

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:35 am
    ASUS has just rolled out a new firmware package developed for its RT-AC87R and RT-AC87U router models, namely version, which fixes some Windows Media Player compatible issue in Media Server, as well as the WAN Status LED problem. Therefore, if these bugs are bothering you, save and unzip the appropriate archive for your device model, and establish a wired connection between your router and the computer using an Ethernet cable (updating via wireless isn’t re... (read more)
  • Panasonic Updates Firmware for Its VariCam 35 and HS Cameras - Version 3.01-00-0.02

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:02 am
    A few moments ago, Panasonic has released the 3.01-00-0.02 firmware version targeted at its VariCam 35 and HS cameras, which adds compatibility with AVC-Intra444 (HD), AVC-Intra200 (HD), and Apple ProRes HQ (HD) VFR 1-120p/1-100p formats. In addition to that, this new update also includes new features, such as Water Mark, False Color, Noise Reduction, Fan Speed (Match Codec), Interval, One Shot, and PreREC. Moreover, version 3.01-00-0.02 also allows VFR (up to 60p) recor... (read more)
  • ASUS’ New DSL Router Firmware Includes Huge Number of Changes

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:03 am
    Today, ASUS has provided its DSL router owners with a new firmware package, namely version, which resolves several WiFi, WPS, UI, and Network Service filter related issues, as well as numerous other problems. This update is targeted at customers that are using at least one of ASUS’s DSL-N66U, DSL-N16U, and DSL-N14U routers. Also, the C1 version of the producer’s DSL-N55U, DSL-N12U, DSL-N12E, and DSL-N10 device models are also suitable for this release In terms of... (read more)
  • Intel Iris and HD Graphics Build 4170 Is Live - Download and Apply Now

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Intel has just made available the version of its Iris and HD Graphics driver, which applies the display audio driver and includes support for 5th Generation Core CPUs with HD Graphics 5500, HD Graphics 6000, and Iris Graphics 6100. In addition to that, besides the aforementioned drivers, build 4170 also installs Intel’s OpenCL driver, Media SDK Runtime and Graphics Control Panel. When it comes to changes, this update implements key enhancements ... (read more)
  • Intel NUC Kits Benefit from a New BIOS - Download Version 0247

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Intel has just made available its 0247 BIOS version compatible with NUC5i3RYH, NUC5i3RYK, NUC5i5RYH, NUC5i5RYK, and NUC5i7RYH NUC kits, which includes new BIOS options, as well as fixes. Specifically speaking, this new version adds the ability to enable/disable Wake from S3, S4, or S5 via CIR from the Secondary Power Settings page, and allows selecting the CIR Remote Controller Type in Legacy Device Config settings. In addition to that, Intel’s update fixes the problem w... (read more)
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    Tech Trends

  • Apple Watch: First Impressions and Pictures

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

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

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

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

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

  • Eventbase Hosting Mobile Technology Job Fair in Vancouver

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Can't wait to meet the hiring companies at our upcoming Tech Fest Vancouver? Vancouver's Eventbase is hosting a Mobile Technology Job Fair at its Yaletown office on April 30. Eventbase is a Vancouver born, rapidly growing mobile technology company with an impressive global client base. Headquartered in Yaletown, Eventbase has build an event app platform that’s used to power official apps for high profile brands, including three Olympic Games, SXSW, Disney, Sundance Film Festival, Comic-Con and many others. RELATED: Eventbase Raises $2 Million from SXSW’s Brand New Investment…
  • Lishai Peel: Making Words Fly in VEC’s New Video About Vancouver

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:59 pm
    As a young undergrad in Toronto, Lishai was on her way to working in international development. She had lived in different countries, so working overseas was a natural choice. Then she met a spoken word poet while in St. Kitts on an internship and it changed her life. “It was the first time I had ever seen spoken word before and I fell in love,” Lishai said. “I had written poetry for a long time, but the words were always on the page, they never left. With spoken word, there was an opportunity for the words to fly off.” “That’s where the magic is for…
  • Pakathon Toronto Inspires Entrepreneurs to Get Involved with Pakistan

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
    In the crowded One Eleven suite on Wednesday night, the Pakathon Toronto team hosted a kickoff event six months before their 48-hackathon in order to inspire hackathon hopefuls and look back on the past year. Pakathon Toronto is part of a global network of 15 cities, from Boston to Islamabad, which organizes competitions, hackathons and seminars with the aim of fostering the tech ecosystem in Pakistan and connecting Pakistani teams to global markets to mitigate “brain drain” of Pakistani talent to North America. The organization places an emphasis on business sustainability…
  • Youth Entrepreneurship School Launches at MaRS

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Future Design School launched today. FDS is a new institute "focused on facilitating design thinking and youth entrepreneurship," providing students with education that "fosters creative problem solving and breakthrough ideas." “FDS is a response to growing demand from parents who want to foster their children’s creativity and innovative mindset,” said Sarah Prevette, founder of FDS. “We want to empower youth through design experiences that equip them with the tools and knowledge to engineer innovative solutions.” The school has multiple offerings for youth…
  • Slack is the World's Fastest Startup to Reach $2 Billion Ever

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Among Canadian-born startups, it was obvious last year that Slack as growing faster than any of them. But now that Slack has cracked the $2 billion mark—indeed, already pushing $3 billion—data shows it's the fastest startup not just in Canada, or even North America, but the entire world. Ever. According to PitchBook, Slack reached a valuation of $1 billion 1.25 years after launching, ahead of Groupon (1.46 years) and Akamai Technologies (1.58 years). Slack then reached a valuation of $2 billion just 1.71 years after launching, ahead of companies like Xiaomi Technology (2.24 years)…
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  • Indie Spotlight: ‘Anamnesis’ Is A Striking, Tense Psychological Thriller

    Sam Gutelle
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:21 pm
    We receive a ton of tips every day from independent creators, unaffiliated with any major motion picture studios, television networks, new media studios, or other well-funded online video entities. The Indie Spotlight is where we’ll write about and shout out to a select few of them and bring you up to speed on the great (and sometimes not-so-great) attention-grabbing series you probably haven’t heard about until now.  Read previous installments here.  Making a sci-fi thriller web series on an independently-funded budget is no easy task. To realize a project that excites genre fans…
  • Collective Digital Studio Opens Toronto Office, Appoints Jordan Bortolotti EVP

    Bree Brouwer
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:40 pm
    For the first time, Collective Digital Studio (CDS) is expanding outside of the United States. The YouTube multi-channel network, which just added several YouTube stars like GloZell to its roster of talent, has opened a new office in Toronto, Canada, and tapped Jordan Bortolotti as the location’s Executive Vice President. CDS, which just added the indie music publication and YouTube channel Pitchfork to its network, has good reason to move into Canada, as the country is the network’s third largest territory measured by video views. At the Toronto offices, Bortolotti will be in charge of…
  • Samsung Debuts ‘MY 360′ Web Series For Milk Virtual Reality Platform

    Bree Brouwer
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Samsung has some exclusive new video content for virtual reality consumers. The electronics company has launched the web series MY 360 for its virtual reality video platform Milk VR. Created in conjunction with production company Matador, Samsung’s MY 360 aims to provide the younger digital crowd a unique behind-the-scenes “visit” into the lives of some of their favorite celebrities. The first episode highlights Miami Heat player Chris Bosh. Remaining 8-10 minute episodes will feature San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy, YouTube star Kevin Strahle (known as LA Beast), and vlogger…
  • National Geographic Turns To Auto-Tune Artist To Promote Hubble Documentary

    Sam Gutelle
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
    On April 24th, 2015, the Hubble Space Telescope turned 25, and in order to celebrate its birthday, National Geographic premiered a special called Hubble’s Cosmic Journey. The hour-long TV special, which is narrated by astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, first arrived on the National Geographic Channel on April 15th. As the scientific society prepares more airings, it has turned to Melodysheep for some additional promotion. The auto-tune artist, who has more than 267,000 subscribers on YouTube, has created a video called “Window on the Universe” that provides a musical…
  • YouTube Adds Search Filter For 360-Degree Videos

    Sam Gutelle
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:46 pm
    In March, YouTube announced support for 360-degree videos shot on cameras like the Kodak SP360 and the Ricoh Theta. Since then, the online video community has heeded YouTube’s call for panoramic footage by delivering thousands of videos shot with 360-degree cameras. In order to help viewers find these hi-tech offerings, YouTube has added a new filter to its search page that lets users filter out 360-degree results. The 360-degree filter works just like any other filter on the site. From a drop-down menu, YouTube users can choose to limit their search results by clicking a button labeled…
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  • Church Tech Snack Pack #069

    Eric Dye
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Happy Birthday YouTube! (Well, it was yesterday, but still!) For a few weeks, the snack pack tasted like a bag of old potato chips. This week, however, is full of #nomnom! Fresh potato chips anyone? Children are children. Not blog fodder. — JUSTIN WISE (@JustinWise) April 23, 2015 Thank you, Justin. Thank you. What counts as a conversion for church marketing? Great thoughts on church social media. Evaluating Your Church Website Great points, here, along with some stellar church website examples. 4 Church Website Stats You Can’t Afford To Ignore Are you following your website metrics?
  • Minecraft Theology: 04 Giving Diamonds

    Jeremy Smith
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    One of our newest beta testers, Tim, joins me in looking at what has been happening on the Churchmag Minecraft Server and in the process, we discuss what community can look like digitally. Tim shared his own thoughts on joining the servers and we get to hear his heart. What do you think? [Video via YouTube] Could a Minecraft server actually be a ministry tool for community? [Find more Minecraft Theology videos and learn more about the ChurchMag Minecraft world here.] Minecraft Theology: 04 Giving Diamonds first appeared on ChurchMag and is sponsored by ChurchMag Press.
  • EPIC PowerMac G5 Computer Desk [Images]

    James Cooper
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you’re a geek, and anything like me, then you tend to ‘collect’ old, dead and dying computers (oh, it’s just me then…) But some old hardware is just beautiful and is worth doing something with (rather than just putting in a cupboard and forgetting about). One of the most classic of computer designs was the big aluminium PowerMac G5 towers. Crafted out of brushed metal, they were an instance classic and look as good today as they did when they first came out. Although their interiors might not be exciting these days, you can still use them for some pretty…
  • How to Set Up Security on Your New WP Install

    Nick Anderson
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    WordPress is pretty secure by default. But it is also the most popular open source CMS in the world, which makes it a target of all the wanna be hackers, malicious code distributors, and random DDOS attacks. Making your WordPress site secure should be your top priority right after you install WordPress. Here is what you need to do. 1. Always Use Unique Strong Passwords Passwords are your first line of security and most often it is the weakest security point. When you are hosting your own site, you are not just managing your WordPress admin password. You also have passwords for your hosting…
  • 10-Years Since YouTube’s First Video Upload

    Phil Schneider
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:19 am
    Alternate title: Cat Videos & Screaming Goats: An Ode to YouTube Happy Anniversary, YouTube! Ten years since you’ve first video upload, and now you’re seeing over 300 hours of video uploaded every minute! YouTube, we’re so proud of you! Watching you grow up has been a real thrill. From your vast and growing collection of hilarious cat videos to your proliferation of bizarre and, sometimes, downright inappropriate human behavior—you’ve seen and shared it all! Ten years and so many milestones! You were barely eighteen months old when Google bought you for an…
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • NTU Singapore and TUM design world's first electric taxi for the tropics

    23 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Nanyang Technological University) The world's first electric taxi for tropical megacities has been launched. Named EVA, the electric taxi is built by TUM CREATE, a collaboration between Nanyang Technological University Singapore and Germany's Technische Universität München.
  • The appeal of being anti-GMO

    23 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Cell Press) A team of Belgian philosophers and plant biotechnologists have turned to cognitive science to explain why opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has become so widespread, despite positive contributions GM crops have made to sustainable agriculture. In Trends in Plant Science, they argue that the human mind is highly susceptible to the negative and often emotional representations put out by certain environmental groups and other opponents of GMOs.
  • Team develops faster, higher quality 3-D camera

    23 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Northwestern University) Inspired by the Microsoft Kinect and the human eye, Northwestern University professor Oliver Cossairt and his team developed an inexpensive 3-D camera that can be used in any environment to produce high-quality images.
  • York's anti-malarial plant given Chinese approval

    23 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of York) A new hybrid plant used in anti-malarial drug production, developed by scientists at the University of York's Centre for Novel Agricultural Products, is now registered as a new variety in China.
  • Dead feeder cells support stem cell growth

    23 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (The University of Texas at El Paso) Stem cells naturally cling to feeder cells as they grow in petri dishes. Scientists have thought for years that this attachment occurs because feeder cells serve as a support system, providing stems cells with essential nutrients. But a new study that successfully grew stem cells with dead, or fixed, feeder cells suggests otherwise.
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    by Ron Miller

  • Cloud 5: The AWS story, Apple-IBM partnership, container primer

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

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

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

    Ron Miller
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    I t's Friday and that means it's time for my weekly feature, The Cloud 5. This week, we look at HP back-pedaling from exiting the public cloud, Docker's huge pay day and how cloud security fears persist despite evidence to the contrary. Photo Credit: Ron Miller. Used under CC by 2.0 license.
  • IBM Launches Major Internet of Things Offensive

    Ron Miller
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    IBM held back with the cloud and had to play catch-up, but it's trying to get ahead of the curve with Internet of Things announcing a major push that includes a $3B investment and a partnership with The Weather Company.
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  • Needed to share this on my blog, so I know where to find it regularly :D xkcd: Up Goer Five

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

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

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

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

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

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:13 pm
    It's not usually a great idea to get a tattoo for your significant other. After all, what happens if they break your heart (or worse, get you expelled?). But a good book series? That, friends, will never abandon you or let you down, so a tattoo is the perfect way for any fan to showcase their adoration. Our series of choice is Harry Potter - whether you want a tiny symbol for ink or a massive sleeve, let these creative tattoos inspire your own ideas.
  • Your Favorite Nintendo Characters Have Been Turned Into 8-Bit Wine Labels

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Anyone who remembers the good ol' days when NES ruled our boxy televisions is bound to miss them dearly. Thanks to VinePair, we've found the perfect way to turn that childhood obsession into a perfectly acceptable adult obsession. If you're a certain age, one which is older than you'd like to think about, the NES and its early-to-mid 1980s franchise games hold a special place in your heart. From Mario to Mike Tyson, no graphics can ever rival certain characters in their 8-bit glory. With that in mind, we decided to combine our childhood obsession with our current one. The result: 8-bit…
  • This Is How Your Favorite Apps Look on the Apple Watch

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Apple Watch deliveries have officially begun, which means that many buyers who caused the gadget's quick sellout will soon have their hands wrists on a new device. But what can they expect after the initial unboxing? We have a peek at the makeovers that some popular apps underwent to become Apple Watch material, and be warned: some of them look pretty different than they do on the iPhone. From emoji keyboards to full-screen tweets, here's what you can expect from your favorite apps.
  • Amazon Honored Its First Customer in a Big Way

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Amazon's first customer bought a book and has been honored for it - Newser 23 ways to conceal those ugly wires and other home gadgets - TechEBlog The Avengers test out the MyIdol app - BuzzFeed Geeky 6 ways you can make people stop asking you to fix their computers - Cracked Quicksilver's new product lets you go from office to ocean - Co.Create The dancing 4-year-old is back, and she brought along some friends - POPSUGAR Celebrity & News
  • 18 of the Most Satisfying Things That Could Ever Happen to You

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Life can be all kinds of stressful until you find cash money in your pocket or bobby pins when you need them most - amiright? Ahead, check out life's little pleasures that have been shared on social sites. Day = made.
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  • Latest World Economic Forum report: Bringing benefits of the digital economy to all

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

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

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

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

    Stephen Collins
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:13 am
    With this coming May earmarked for the long-anticipated launch of the European Commission’s overarching Digital Single Market strategy, now is a good moment to consider why it’s vital to get the digital single market right and what’s at stake if we don’t. It’s been suggested that, with the right support, the digital sector could grow seven times faster than overall EU GDP in years to come. Achieving a fully-functioning digital single market could translate into an additional 340 billion euro in economic growth. The incentives for this new Commission to embrace digital technologies…
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    The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia

  • W Hotels now use sheets made from recycled plastic bottles

    Debra Atlas
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:03 pm
    There’s way too much plastic in the world and the lion’s share of that is used for plastic water bottles. Too often, those bottles are getting tossed rather than recycled. Thankfully, the W Hotel chain is doing something about that. W Hotels now feature Ekocycle sheets, a brand of sheet developed by Coca Cola in partnership with rapper will. i. am. First introduced in North America on April 13th, these eco-friendly sheets are made [...] 185 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Garmin nuviCam – satellite navigation and dash cam all in one

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:16 am
    You have to hand it to the dedicated satellite navigation folk, they’re not giving up easily. You’d have thought that with the massive growth of smartphone use, along with the greatly improved Google Maps service these slightly outdated devices would have been consigned to the scrap heap of technology by now. But not so. The new Garmin nuviCam is a case in point. This sleek range of dedicated satellite navigation systems comes with a bunch of [...] 226 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Ding – simplify the process of topping up your phone

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:49 am
    Anyone on a pay as you go phone plan will know it can sometimes be quite a hassle to top up the fees. You can use cards, sometimes text messages or free calls, but it can still be a hassle. Likewise when you’re trying to top up someone else’s phone, say if you’re a parent. Now there’s a new service which promises to make it easier. Ding acts as a central clearing house for top up [...] 249 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Clone Zone – create your own smash news story and publish it on your favorite mega site

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:45 am
    If you thought the web was weird before, you’re in for something of a rude awakening, peeps. You know how you could never be absolutely sure whether that news story you read was real or an April Fools joke? Or if it was a deliberate plant to get you to believe the ridiculous? Well now there’s a new service which lets anyone, yes anyone, create their own fake online news or feature story, using a [...] 295 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • MSV Jet Boots – swim like a dolphin with no effort at all

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:05 am
    If you’re one of those people who loves ocean swimming, but hates the thought of all that leg-work to get anywhere, then you may be interested in a product which helps you scoot around quickly and easily with minimum effort. Kind of like a porpoise but without the cute noises. These MSV Jet Boots provide super cool propeller thrust on both legs, using a Lithium Ion battery as the power source. The twin 6 inch [...] 151 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
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  • Project Fi: The next gen Wireless service provider

    David Martin
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    Project Fi, yes, you can hear this buzzword in all tech-hubs present around the globe. Google has officially launched Project Fi, which is capable to replace conventional wireless service providers around the globe. However, this advance mobile service has not received positive response from Sundar Pichai, who was also attending Mobile World Congress, where Google first revealed this service. To complete this project Google collaborated with T-mobile and Sprint. Google is looking forward to harness more than millions of Wi-Fi hotspots that provides free service. Google plans to target and…
  • CES 2015 : Typo2 Review

    David Martin
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:17 am
    At CES 2015 we had a chance to check out the Typo 2 iPhone 6 keyboard case. Here is what we think of the keyboard case: The quality of the case was build up to standard unlike some of its Japaneses competitors , but the physical attachment to the iPhone was not so secure it would be easy to disconnect the case from the iPhone simply by dropping the device it self , this is a big factor when thinking about rather or not to connect this keyboard case that enhances typing or a protective case that can protect the device it self. The key layout is a bit small which caused for unnecessary typos (…
  • CES 2015 : ebove B\01 Bike

    Dezmon Reid
    11 Jan 2015 | 7:48 am
    Last week at CES 2015 I had a chance to check out The B\01 Virtual Reality bike , Which is Activetainments’ebove line of products. Activetainment; which on their website states they: “Want to make indoor exercise more like outdoor.” After trying out the B\01 Bike.  I really felt like that mastered the concept they were looking for in the game-play in relation to the movement of the bike and the Oculus Rift movements were in sync with the actual movement of a bike. I really felt the “burn” after about 5 minutes of game-play . Check it out: FEATURES: Real motion…
  • CES 2015 : GoldKey Communicator

    Dezmon Reid
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    GoldKey a security company announced at CES their new communication system that allows a completely independent cell phone built into a watch. The GoldKey Secure Communicator is a completely independent cell phone built into a watch. It has a built-in camera, an HD video camera, and internal flash storage of 8 GB – not to mention a GPS, high quality speaker, microphone, Bluetooth, and a Wi-Fi Hotspot. Best of all, the Secure Communicator comes with GoldKey inside, making it a dual-factor authentication device featuring Secure Email, Encrypted Cloud storage, Secure Phone Calls, and fully…
  • CES 2015 : ZAGG Speaker Case

    Dezmon Reid
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
      ZAGG announced its speaker case at CES 2015 which a a protective smartphone case for the iPhone 6 , boast a removable Bluetooth speaker.  To keep everything changed and running the case also has a 1800mAh bettery which a keep your device charged for an additional 8 hours of talk time.   Check out the press release :   LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2015 — ZAGG Inc (Nasdaq:ZAGG), a leading mobile device accessories company with a brand portfolio that includes ZAGG® and iFrogz®, returns to International CES for 2015 with a full range of accessories for mobile electronics.
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    YouTube Help
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am From: YouTube Help Views: 1922958 0 ratings Time: 03:56 More in Howto & Style
  • People Use An Electronic Smartpen For The First Time

    28 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    People Use An Electronic Smartpen For The First Time The mother's companion to the iPad. Check out more awesome BuzzFeedBlue videos! MUSIC Robotix Licensed via Warner Chappell Production Music Inc. GET MORE... From: BuzzFeedBlue Views: 2455366 36016 ratings Time: 03:07 More in Science & Technology

    15 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    KIDS REACT TO VCR/VHS VCR Bonus video on the REACT channel: Watch all main React episodes (Kids/Teens/Elders/YouTubers): 10 DAYS FREE OF VIDEO & EDITING TUTORIALS! From: TheFineBros Views: 2608231 42584 ratings Time: 07:25 More in Entertainment
  • Draw My Life + 16 Other Suggestions

    13 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Draw My Life + 16 Other Suggestions In which Hank does what people on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Reddit told him to do. Turned out OK, I think. Here's where I asked: From: vlogbrothers Views: 330518 15913 ratings Time: 04:00 More in People & Blogs
  • Quantum Dot TVs: Explained!

    Marques Brownlee
    8 Jan 2015 | 1:26 am
    Quantum Dot TVs: Explained! Quantum Dot TVs: Making a splash at CES 2015! Video Gear I use: Intro Track: Deadmau5 - Slow Down, Start Over ~ ... From: Marques Brownlee Views: 721904 25762 ratings Time: 03:14 More in Science & Technology
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  • Hilarious random startup website generator is pretty damn realistic

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:36 pm
    A pair of Georgia Tech computer science students have created a Random Startup Website Generator that spits out a different jargon-laden startup website every time you click on the URL.Among the gems pumped out for me: vowel-challenged Phonestr ("a place for people who enjoy phoning to connect"), Rememberable ("We're remembering to sustain things that matter"), Outsideify ("We use outsides to adventure things that matter") and certain IPO candidate StareLink ("StareLink is why you'll never stare the same way again").Of course, if you think those are amusing, check out the names on our running…
  • Here's what reply to Google Fi invite request looks like

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    Just in case you've been curious about Google's new Project Fi wireless service but haven't wanted to get on yet another Google list, I've done the dirty work for you and asked for an invite for myself.After I sent along my gmail address and zip code to ensure Google Fi would be offered in my area (and yes, apparently I'm in 4G heaven), Google was quick to reply, within a few minutes. Below you can see what the invite reply looks like, and if you'd like to apply, here's where to go on the Google Fi site.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Google Fi: From disruptive to meh

    23 Apr 2015 | 1:57 pm
    This week's unveiling of Google's Project Fi, the search-messaging-phone-collaboration-broadband company's effort to shake up the wireless market in order to encourage people to use more of its services, has generated widespread reaction even though relatively few people will be eligible to use the service out of the gate.The general consensus seems to be that Google's latest experiment isn't revolutionary (for example, "Meh: Google launches disappointing Project Fi MVNO"). No, it isn't the first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) to let you pay only for the data you use or bop between…
  • Take Your Kid to Work Day: Share your photos

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    Take our daughters and sons to work Anyone taking your kid to work today for, I guess what's more formally known now as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day? If so, feel free to share photos on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and we'll roll 'em all up into a package if we get enough good ones.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • iPhone 7, Apple Watch mashup: Brangelina of tech gadgets

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:02 am
    An elegant new iPhone 7 design concept blends an advanced Apple smartphone with a key component of the new Apple Watch, resulting in something of a Brangelina of tech gadgets.Italy's Antonio De Rosa contributed his iPhone 7 design concept to the Behance portfolio site, where he takes on the challenge "to improve something that is already perfect" in the iPhone. + MORE: Why the gold Apple Watch costs $10K To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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    Simple Thoughts - Java and Web Blog

  • Solution: Firefox Hanging / Freezing on Linux

    Angsuman Chakraborty
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:59 am
    I use CentOS 5.5 as my Desktop OS. Cent OS is a very stable Linux OS and is widely used in servers worldwide. And yet my Firefox used to regularly crash. By crash I mean the machine freezes up completely. Only recourse is to either reboot it or somehow execute the kill ... Read : Solution: Firefox Hanging / Freezing on Linux.
  • Microsoft Plans to Say Hello to Your Windows 10 Passwords

    18 Mar 2015 | 1:47 am
    With Windows Hello, users can scan their face, iris or fingerprint to verify identity and access their devices. Microsoft announced yesterday two components of Windows 10, its next operating system, that will help users log into both hardware and digital services. Windows 10 will support Fast Identity Online (FIDO) 2.0 specification. Microsoft will introduce an automatic biometric ... Read more »»».
  • Apple TV: Apple Plans to Launch Low-Cost Web TV Service with 25 Channels in September

    18 Mar 2015 | 12:11 am
    Apple Inc. plans to build an online television service are coming into sharper focus. Shares in Apple rose by more than 1 per cent yesterday after reports that the iPhone maker was preparing to do battle with the big US cable companies by introducing a cheap online TV service ( Apple Internet TV Service ). The .... Read the original article  : here.
  • NASA Announces USA Small Business Industry Awards 2014!

    16 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    “American small businesses are critical to our success as the world leaders in space exploration and scientific discovery,” said Small Business Program Associate Administrator Glenn Delgado. “As NASA continues to reach for new heights and advance an ambitious journey to Mars, we’re helping to create jobs and support small businesses right here on Earth.” SBIA program ... Read : NASA Announces USA Small Business Industry Awards 2014!.
  • How to install and run latest s3fs on CentOS 5.5

    2 Nov 2013 | 1:08 am
    You can install and run s3fs latest version (tested on 1.73) on CentOS 5.5. Please consider this as on update to the s3fs documentation. yum remove fuse fuse* fuse-devel yum install gcc.x86_64 libstdc++-devel.x86_64 gcc-c++.x86_64 curl.x86_64 curlpp.x86_64 curlpp-devel.x86_64 curl-devel.x86_64 libxml2.x86_64 libxml2-devel.x86_64 openssl-devel.x86_64 mailcap.x86_64 cd /usr/local/src wget “″ tar -xzvf fuse-2.8.4.tar.gz rm fuse-2.8.4.tar.gz mv fuse-2.8.4…
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  • [H]ard|OCP Week in Reviews

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Today is Friday and you know what that means! It is time once again for the [H]ard|OCP Week in Reviews! For anyone that might have missed them, we like to take a quick look back on the hardware evaluations and articles we posted earlier in the week. We kicked the week off with our Grand Theft Auto V Video Card Performance Preview, followed by our evaluation of the GIGABYTE GA-Z97N-WIFI LGA 1150 motherboard. Finally, we wrapped things up with a look at the Enermax Digifanless 550W power supply.
  • [H]ardware Round-Up II

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Cases: Case Mod Friday @ ThinkComputers ETC.: MSI Cubi Mini PC Kit @ Hardware Asylum Topre Type Heaven Keyboard @ LanOC Gaming: GTA V PC Review @ TechnologyX Motherboards: Asus Z97-Pro Gamer @ pcGameware Video: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 960 4GB @ APH Networks
  • Tiny Robots Climb Walls Carrying 100x Their Weight

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Mark my words, these tiny robots will be used to dispose of our bodies after the machines take over the world. Comments
  • Apple Watch Teardown

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:04 pm
    The gang over at iFixit have posted a teardown of the Apple Watch. We've embedded the video below for your convenience: Comments
  • The E-mail Comcast Execs Sent Employees

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Dear Comcast Employees; Even though we lost our chance to become a huge monopoly, the good news is that we now have $45 billion left over for other evil empire aspirations. By the way, don't talk to the media or we'll fire you. -Thanks While we and TWC believed our combination was a great next step for our companies, we knew from the beginning there would be regulatory hurdles to approval. And even though we were hoping for a different outcome, we have elected to terminate this transaction. There will be a lot of press coverage over the next couple of days. Just as we've done over the past…
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    Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

  • Ycombinator - Where unicorns are born

    6 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    Angel investing in tech startups is a gut wrenching and risky business. It sometimes feels like buying $25,000 lottery tickets. Most of them lose, but sometimes you invest in a “unicorn” and make 100 times your money or even more. The MIT Blackjack team figured out how to beat the odds in Las Vegas. Paul Graham from Harvard and Robert Morris from MIT teamed up with Trevor Blackwell and Jessica Livingston to found Ycombinator, and in the process figured out how to beat the odds in tech investing. Ycombinator is the largest and most successful startup incubator in history, and it was…
  • My 5 predictions for 2015 and beyond

    1 Jan 2015 | 7:49 am
    My 5 predictions for the tech world in 2015 and the next 5 years; Sensors, Indoor Location, Alternative networks, Wearable computers, the demise of cable TV. Billions of sensors will monitor everything, and become the next platform shift in computing. Your home, car, office, and even people will have special sensors that help us manage the complexities of life. Indoor Location and Positioning, enabled by Smartphones, will become a part of many existing apps, and enable new services. Think about how web maps started as a standalone application and were later embedded into all sorts of web…
  • Indoor Location startups innovating Indoor Positioning

    19 Jun 2013 | 11:26 am
    Indoor Location and Positioning technology is the Next Big Thing. It is bringing the power of GPS and Maps indoors. We spend most of our time indoors, working, shopping, eating, at the mall, at the office, on campus, etc. Apple and Google are competing on street maps, but are also working on Indoor Location. Lots of startups are going after this market too. In this post I will mention all that I am aware of. One or two winners, and a hundred broken hearts - Most web or social app markets are dominated by one or two big early players due to “First Mover Advantage” or network effects and…
  • Leaders in Indoor Location Positioning technology

    5 Apr 2013 | 10:29 am
    Who are the big players innovating in Indoor Location and Positioning? What technologies are attracting the most attention? How will Indoor Location evolve? In my previous post I covered the different technical approaches to Indoor Location, how they work, and some of the market uses for it. In this post I will cover some of the leading large players and their technical approaches. In an upcoming post I will cover many startups that are innovating faster than the big companies. Who are the big players? Indoor Location will be a huge market, bigger than Maps or GPS. Many big companies have…
  • Why Indoor Location will be bigger than GPS or Maps, and how it works

    2 Apr 2013 | 8:07 am
    Indoor Location and Positioning will be huge! Apple recently acquired WifiSlam for its indoor mapping and positioning technology. Why? Because we spend most of our time indoors, working, shopping, eating, at the mall, at the office, on campus, etc.  Google already has Indoor Maps for many airports and shopping malls. The race is on. The explosion of Smartphones with built in sensors, accelerometer, gyro, wifi radios, and camera make indoor positioning possible.  GPS and Maps are great, but they only work outdoors and with clear line of sight to the sky. GPS was developed by the US…
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  • Google - it ends not with a bang, but with regulation

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:36 am
    TS Eliot wrote that the world ends not with a bang, but a whimper. It is our observation that the worlds of most monopolies effectively end with regulation of some sort or other, either breaking them up , forcing access, or regulating away super-profits (or some combination). And now, after several years of rumblings, the EU has finally started to look at Google. Today Margrethe Vestager, the European Union competition commissioner, announced an investigation into Google's practices for favouring its own shopping sites in guiding searches - NYT: The abuse charge focused on accusations that…
  • The demise of Brands...

    14 Apr 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Fascinating chart in HBR (above) on the relative change in valuation of Brands and Customers since the emerge of Digital monitoring and social media as it becomes easier to measure customer behaviour and brand impact, and to know which half of advertising works: ...we looked at the value of brands and customer relationships as revealed by M&A data covering over 6,000 mergers and acquisitions worldwide between 2003 and 2013. The beauty of M&A for examining valuation trends is that M&As reveal the dollar valuations of all assets at the time of the acquisition. Upon acquiring a business,…
  • Unbundling the Banks - Convulsion or Chromewash

    13 Apr 2015 | 5:13 am
    Went to Chinwag's Fintech event last Thursday to catch up on what's going on, well in Fintech really, looked like an interesting variety of speakers. Notes follow below: To kick it off, Cass Professor Gianvito Lanzolla set the secene with a discussion of the current structure of technology change in Finance, he looked at the drivers of change 1. Tech drivers in the near future - SMAC - Social Mobile Cloud Analytics - 80% of global population on mobile - The future - c 50bn "intelligent" devices & trillions of sensors 2. Market Drivers of Disruption - "Demand" side - network effect - long…
  • Suing Facebook for data tracking YOU!

    9 Apr 2015 | 2:49 am
    Now this is interesting - Wired: At least 25,000 users, led by Austrian law graduate Max Schrems, are suing Facebook for allegedly tracking users' data illegally. Schrems claims Facebook has a "Wild West" attitude to data protection, and says its collection of data from non-Facebook users violates EU regulations. We've wondered aloud on this blog several times about: - when a backlash to being tracked will result in regulatory challenge and lawsuits - what the legal redress will be for people who are tracked by commercial social applications Its all a very murky area, as we have noted quite a…
  • Free Mobile Apps make money from selling your data shock horror

    7 Apr 2015 | 8:48 am
    Yes, its 2015, and yes this is still news to many, if the twitter response an article in The Economist is anything to go by (and remember, The Economist is writing for the more enquiring minds in society....). Anyway, the article is about Bruce Schneier, who has put out a book stating this obvious, albeit inconvenient truth, essential reading along with Jaron Lanier's analysis of "Siren Servers" in 2013. Schneier writes that: Many smartphone apps can afford to be free because the companies that develop them sell the users’ personal data, something barely explained in the terms and…
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  • BSNL Offers Free Night Calling Across India To Revive Landline

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:45 am
    Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) has made an announcement on Thursday which will make all their users happy. The announcement states that all the BSNL landline users will be able to do free unlimited calls in the night. This scheme is applicable from 9 pm to 7 am. Now you might be thinking that it must be applicable only to other landline users of BSNL or there must be some hidden conditions. Well there aren’t, the company will allow free calling to the landline as well as to the mobile phones across all the service providers in India. This offer would be applicable from 1st May.
  • Sony’s Unveils Xperia Z4, It’s New Flagship After Z3

    21 Apr 2015 | 12:29 am
    Sony has formally launched its new flagship phone i.e Xperia Z4 after weeks of leaks and rumors. The device was made public on the company’s Japanese website mentioning the specs of the new flagship. As of now, there is no announcement of its compact version being launched. The phone is a successor of the Xperia Z3 but till now has been announced only in Japan. The Z4 retains more of its signature look like of the Z3 with minor tweaks in design and the hardware. The Z4 is a slightly thinner device with 6.9mm profile and metal frame running around the sides. The corners are built with…
  • Cyanogen Teams Up With Microsoft To Replace Google Apps

    17 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    If not literally, Google has somehow bloated Android by integrating some apps like Google Play Music, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Hangout, Google +, Youtube and so on. Since this apps are integrated into the OS, the user cannot remove them and is thus forced to use the same. On phones which have less than 500mb apps storage, these apps take up to 50 percent of the storage and sometimes even more. This move by google is widely criticised by most and thus is considered one of the drawbacks of the so-called open source Android. Recently, Cyanogen has teamed up with Microsoft to…
  • Beware! Your Mi Power Bank Could Be A Counterfeit!

    Pranav Prateek
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:52 am
    Reports are pouring in that the Chinese market is now flooded with counterfeits of the stylish Mi Power Bank from Xiaomi. According to a report in Bloomberg the Chinese manufacturer could not reach its estimated target for power banks of 30 million. Instead, Xiaomi performed very poorly and sold less than half that amount. Key executives within the company are blaming Chinese OEMs for knocking off their products and distributing fakes in the market. It is still not clear what the counterfeit situation in India is, but considering the close proximity of the two countries it may not be wrong…
  • Lenovo A7000 To Have Its First Sale On Flipkart Today

    Criselle Lobo
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:27 pm
    The Lenovo A7000 will have its first sale on Flipkart today. The device is priced at Rs. 8,999 and registrations for the sale have been closed. The device which was launched in India last week is the successor to the Lenovo A6000. At the time of its launch, the Lenovo A6000 was the cheapest 4G enabled phone in the country. The A7000 too will be support 4G speeds and has got a few spec bumps from its predecessor. The device has a 5.5 inch screen with a 720p display. This takes the pixel density to an average 267 PPI.  It runs on a 1.5GHz Octa Core processor and is packed with 2GB RAM. The…
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  • DailyDirt: Can't Trust Your Tastebuds

    Michael Ho
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Our senses can be fooled pretty easily. A blue dress can look like it's white. And if our eyes can be fooled so easily, our tastebuds don't really stand much of a chance. If someone tells you a bottle of wine is aged and expensive, it's not easy to disprove that assertion with a taste test. Here are just a few other ways to fool people's tastebuds. Jimmy Kimmel regularly tricks unsuspecting people for his late night talk show, and one of his pranks includes setting up an organic juice taste test that actually gives people samples of beverages such as Skittles blended in water, melted…
  • Microsoft Advertises The Witcher 3 On Xbox With Footage From The PC Version; Fans Not Fooled

    Timothy Geigner
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Pay attention to the gaming scene and the way gamers interact with game companies and journalists and you'll see that times are a little tense these days. Without diving into any of the debates currently being had throughout Gamerdom (Gamerstan? Gaming Nation?), let's just all agree that there is a big fat trust vacuum at the moment and that this vacuum is being filled by all kinds of reactions, some of which are reasonable, some of which are silly and overreaching. What's happened since in the last year or so has exacerbated the distrust to the point where companies operate on tip-toes with…
  • Trademark Examiner Not Swayed By Katy Perry's Attempt To Trademark The Left Shark

    Mike Masnick
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:51 pm
    We've written a few times about the so-called left shark, the internet meme that took off after one of singer Katy Perry's backup dancers (in a shark costume, naturally) looked a little "off" during her Super Bowl performance earlier this year. The internet went crazy and created all sorts of memes around "left shark." A guy named Fernando Sosa started selling 3d printed Left Shark figurines -- and then Perry's lawyers freaked out and basically claimed ownership to all things "left shark." Thankfully, the guy selling those 3D printed left sharks, Fernando Sosa, was able to retain lawyer Chris…
  • DHS Opening Office In Silicon Valley To More Efficiently Complain To Tech Companies About Encryption

    Tim Cushing
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    If only the endlessly-escalating West Coast cost of living could have prevented this: Today I am pleased to announce that the Department of Homeland Security is also finalizing plans to open up a satellite office in Silicon Valley, to serve as another point of contact with our friends here. We want to strengthen critical relationships in Silicon Valley and ensure that the government and the private sector benefit from each other’s research and development. That's Jeh Johnson addressing the crowd at the RSA Conference. Of all the news no one wanted to hear, this has to be close to the…
  • Designer Still Pursuing Bogus Takedown Of Periodic Table Of HTML Elements; Has No Idea How Copyright Works

    Tim Cushing
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Very recently, we covered designer Alara Mills' wholly misguided takedown efforts against Mike Riethmuller, a coder who crafted a periodic table of HTML 5 elements that she claimed looked like hers. Here's Riethmuller's: Which was inspired by Josh Duck's earlier effort: Neither of which look like the HTML 5 table Alara Mills sells: But she claims Duck's (and consequently, Riethmuller's) infringes on this earlier version, which was the subject of a lawsuit she brought against Duck. The suit was dismissed. Duck settled rather than fight Mills' baseless claims, which included the unsupported…
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  • Chaotic Moon Sponsor from Hell reel for the Moontower Comedy Festival, starring me!

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

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

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

    C.K. Sample III
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:17 pm
    I’ve been playing around with music again. For my birthday, I ordered Teenage Engineering’s Factory OP-16 synth, which has been fun to tinker with. Here’s a quick series of patterns I slammed together into a track on it: I’ve been trying to get it to play nicely with my Kaossilator 2, but they don’t sync, so it’s all upon my impeccable timing to get them totally aligned, which is a little difficult. In addition to this little bit of tinkering fun, a few weeks back, some coworkers and myself rented out some studio space and jammed for 3 hours. It was so much…
  • TUAW and Engadget #tuaw4ever

    C.K. Sample III
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    The saddest news about Aol. shutting down TUAW today is that TUAW has finally lost the battle against Engadget. Don’t get me wrong. Engadget is great. Weblogs, Inc. was built upon the success of Engadget. Engadget was a blogging machine built by Brian Alvey, Jason Calacanis, and Peter Rojas after Jason successfully persuaded Peter to jump ship from Gizmodo and build a better Gizmodo. The audience followed Peter’s star power as an established gadget and technology blogger, Engadget started out-scooping Gizmodo, and it was a success. Weblogs, Inc was a machine of blogs built to feed…
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  • The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook

    2 Apr 2015 | 5:20 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 EditionThe Client Mandate on SecurityTo Increase Downloads, Instill Trust FirstIDC 2015 Trends: Why CIOs Should Rethink Endpoint Data Protection in the Age of MobilityRequest Free!
  • iPad CTO Kit - including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers

    25 Mar 2015 | 2:50 pm
    The iPad CTO Kit brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your IT Management related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your IT Management research:iPad Tips and Tricks - A Guide for Executives and ManagersSchneider Electric: Riverbed Cloud Steelhead Appliances Support IT Migration to Cloud Computing, SaaS and IaaSGovernance Takes a Central Role as Enterprises Shift to MobileThe Client Mandate on SecurityRequest Free!
  • Your Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual

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

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

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

    Chip Chick Staff
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:15 pm
    By all appearances, it’s a friendly face for little ones in need of potty training on the go. But, get closer and you might notice a nasty smell wafting from the On-the-Go Inflatable Potty Seat. Actually, the On-the-Go Inflatable Potty Seat (warning: auto-play video with audio) is fine enough as it is. It’s a small-sized inflatable potty seat that parents can use when they’re out and about with their toddler—so if duty calls at the mall, in the park, wherever, your child may survive the horror of their first public restroom experience more or less unscathed. The seat has a…
  • Dark Ritual Interrupted; Unholy Merger of Time Warner and Comcast Killed

    Chance Kinney
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:26 am
    Someone high up in corporate must have ran out of chicken bones or rat tails, because the bad customer service singularity that would have been the Time Warner/Comcast merged entity (working name Jörmungandr, the World-Eater) has officially been killed. After the FCC and the Justice Department increased scrutiny of the proposed deal that would have seen Comcast buy Time Warner for an unfathomable $45 billion, Comcast has decided to back down, releasing a statement today saying they are no longer pursuing the merger (Time Warner also released a statement). According to a New York Times…
  • Grundig VUX Tranforms the Stovetop into Virtual Insanity

    Chance Kinney
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    At CES earlier this year, we saw Whirlpool show off their future kitchen concept, which involved projectors giving you a recipe on the wall behind the counter and a detailed map of your stovetop, helping to keep track of ingredients and cooking times based on the recipe you’ve selected. At the IFA Global Press Conference today, we saw a company called Grundig take this one step further by adding a virtual control interface. The Grundig VUX (Virtual User Experience) relies on a single projector that would go where your range hood usually is. The projector on display worked in tandem with…
  • Acer Switch 10 is a Tablet First, Laptop Second

    Chance Kinney
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Acer is adding two more devices to their Aspire Switch 10 line of Windows 8.1 2-in-1s that fall on the tablet side of the fence. Both are 10.1″ tablets with detachable keyboards, with one coming in at a budget price with budget specs. The higher end option is simply called the Switch 10, and runs on a quad-core Intel Atom processor with 2 GB of RAM. It also features a 1920 x 1200 touch display, a 2 MP webcam capable of 1080p video and a 22 Whr battery good for seven hours of video playback. This 2-in-1 is a slate with a detachable keyboard, with a hinge that allows you to put the slate in…
  • Acer Aspire R 11 is a Budget 2-in-1 Windows Laptop

    Chance Kinney
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Now that the 2-in-1 category has pretty much settled on the 360-degree hinge form factor, we’re seeing loads of lower cost devices hitting the market in time for summer. Next one up is the Acer Aspire R 11, which aims to be the most affordable, albeit not without some sacrifices in the specs department. The Aspire R 11 has an 11.6″ HD touch screen, which we take to mean somewhere in the 720p range, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It’s going to come in light in the power department, running on an Intel Pentium processor, although you can get up to 8 GB of RAM, which will help…
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  • Simplify360 CEO comes in defence of Deepika Padukone #MyChoice

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:46 pm
    Simplify360 CEO Bhupendra Khanal comes in support of Deepika Padukone through a Facebook and a LinkedIn post today. He believes she did the right thing as a actor, and is becoming a master viral marketer. Here is the full text. The 3 Big Principles of Virility - Feminism and Male Bashing – Viral; advocate for more sex – more viral, show a gorgeous girl releasing the bra strip – most viral Modi bashing – viral, Indian government bashing – more viral, India bashing – most viral Fighting the censor board – viral, fighting the government ban – more…
  • #SocialWorldCup Generated Over 4000 Tweets

    Deepak T
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    India is a cricket frenzy nation, where cricket unites every citizen, irrespective of their religions, caste, creed or color. It’s no wonder that on March 26, 2015, when India took on Australia in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 semifinal, the tweeples in India set the micro blogging site on fire. Among the hashtags that were trending, #IndvsAus received the most number of mentions. One particular hash tag, #SocialWorldCup requires a special mention. This hashtag received 4562 mentions during the game. It received 2019 mention between 12pm and 2pm, when the Australians innings came to an end and…
  • Researchers take on Govt to Twitter with #RIPResearch

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

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

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

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

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

    Carmela Maraan
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:57 am
    Fabulous is a Blogger template that’s responsive and great for photography and product-based websites. True to its name, this template is fun to use for your viewers, thanks to its animated text descriptions every time the cursor hovers over one of the featured images in the home page. However, the layout is simple and clean so you can use it for a variety of niches. It would be perfect for those in the creative industry with plenty of visual media to display in their portfolio. Fabulous template for Blogger includes the following features: Fully responsive design Advanced Search Engine…
  • Film Reviews Movie Theme for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:53 am
    Despite its showbiz-oriented name, Film Reviews theme for Blogger is actually geared not just for movie and TV buffs, but for any blogger who likes to feature plenty of images in their site, be it photography, art, illustrations, fashion, food, games, tech, news, etc. This gallery-type theme will display your images in a striking grid-type layout, with four columns on the homepage so you can showcase plenty of posts at first glance. Another cool feature is that when you hover over the post’s image, it automatically slides back to reveal a snippet of your written text for that post,…
  • Klarity Fashion Theme for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    Klarity is a cheerful, minimalist template for Blogger that combines white with light cyan and gray accents to produce a clean and urban look. You can also use it for lifestyle blogs, and is fully responsive and optimized for SEO. It has a three-column footer, a right sidebar, social sharing buttons and can be embedded with ads, and is also compatible with several browsers. This beautiful theme is perfect for those who wish to project a chic but not overly feminine impression via their blog. Since it allows you to display large images on the homepage, you can be sure that your readers will…
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  • Apple Watch Teardown: Top 6 Things we Discovered About Apple’s First Smartwatch

    Radu Tyrsina
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    Some of you are eagerly waiting for the Apple Watch to arrive at your door, and I’m sure you can’t wait for it to finally arrive. Today is the day when Apple’s first smartwatch officially launches to millions of customers, and the guys over at iFixit thought it’s the perfect... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Microsoft Officially Launches Outlook for Android as the App Comes out of Preview

    Radu Tyrsina
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    Microsoft has first released its Outlook personal information manager app for Android users three months back in beta form, and now the app is in its 1.0 version. Microsoft has now removed the ‘preview’ tag from its free Outlook for Android app, which is now available as a free download... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Moto 360 Smartwatch Updated with WiFi Support, new Gestures, Quick-draw Emojis and More

    Radu Tyrsina
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:59 am
    The Apple Watch officially launches today for consumers and it so happens that Lenovo-owned Motorola has now decided to release a pretty important updated to its Moto 360 smartwatch. So, if you’re not planning to wait for the second-generation Moto 360 and you are just fine with the current... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lenovo’s new K80 Smartphone Has 4GB of RAM, a 4000mAh Battery, 5.5-inch 1080p Display and a 64-bit Intel Atom 1.8 GHz Processor

    Radu Tyrsina
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:58 am
    With much fanfare, Asus introduced yesterday the ‘world’s first’ smartphone with 4GB of RAM to Indian customers. The handset has actually first been unveiled at the beginning of this year, at CES Las Vegas, and since then it has been rolling out to more countries. Now it seems... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Xiaomi Launches Mi 4i in India at Rs 12,999, has a 13-MPCamera, 64-bit Snapdragon 615, 2GB of RAM

    Radu Tyrsina
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:13 am
    Just as we were telling you yesterday, both Asus and Xiaomi are holding two events today, and we’ve already seen Asus announce the ZenFone 2 for the Indian market. Now it’s Xiaomi’s turn who has taken the stage in New Delhi to unveil the Mi 4i, a smartphone that we’ve know... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Recognized by Clutch as a Global Leader in Mobile App Marketing

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

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

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

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

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Marketers have been on the hop trying to figure out the best ways to attract more customers. Strategies have been reviewed time and again, year after year, focusing on the right pattern to make the best out of their plans. This time, the spotlight is on Digital Marketing. Let’s take a look at some statistics.
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  • Pebble is working with Apple to prevent Pebble app rejections

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Good news for Pebble and iOS users: Pebble has just posted on Reddit that it is working with Apple to make sure that rejections like this will no longer happen. Still a work-in-progress, but we're working with Apple to clear up any misunderstandings to make sure rejections like the handful of recent ones don't happen again - they're being super responsive the concerns that bubbled up (much appreciated!). Apps are still getting approved with mentions of Pebble support in the description or metadata (e.g. RunKeeper). For now, developers should continue with their iOS app update plans and…
  • How photography was optimized for white skin color

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:40 pm
    As mentioned earlier, in film photography, color balance has a lot to do with the chemical composition of the film. For many decades, color film in the United States was calibrated to highlight Caucasian skin tones. This was the most fundamental problem. With an unusual degree of skill and attention, a photographer could compensate for the biases in most stages of production. But there was nothing they could do about the film’s color balance. When the famous New Wave filmmaker Jean Luc Godard was commissioned to make a film about Mozambique, he reportedly refused to use Kodachrome film -…
  • MenuetOS 0.99.98 released

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:24 pm
    An update for an actual alternative operating system from the good old days of yore. Yes, it still happens. MenuetOS 0.99.98 has been released, with "MediaPlayer demo, Updated 3DS viewer, Midiplayer, FTP". Here's some of the settings to help you on your way in VirtualBox, an in case you'r eunfamiliar with MenuetOS: MenuetOS is a real-time and multiprocessor Operating System in development for the PC written entirely in 32/64 bit assembly language. Menuet64 is released under License and Menuet32 under GPL. Menuet supports 32/64 bit x86 assembly programming for smaller, faster and less resource…
  • Comcast plans to drop Time Warner Cable deal

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Comcast Corp. is planning to walk away from its proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said, after meeting with opposition from U.S. regulators. Comcast’s board will meet to finalize the decision on Thursday, and an announcement may come as soon as Friday, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. Great news for American consumers.
  • Will the Apple Watch apps be any good?

    23 Apr 2015 | 12:50 pm
    The trouble is, no one really knows what makes a good Watch app yet. Apple can hand guidelines to developers, but even it doesn't know for certain how people are going to want to use the watch. Developers almost have to code for it, though - waiting means losing ground, users, and publicity to other apps - so thousands are now taking a crack at it and hoping that they get it right. Even of they aren't any good yet, they will improve rapidly once the Apple Watch is in the hands of the millions of users who have pre-ordered them (and the many millions more buying them over the coming months).
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  • Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Review

    Digital Trends
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Enthusiasts with a passion for traditional notebooks will fall in love with the T450s. (7 out of 10) Pros Durable Outstanding keyboard and touchpad Strong processor performance Cons Mediocre display contrast Battery life could be better The Lenovo ThinkPad T Series is, alongside the company’s X Series, the oldest line of laptop computers in […]
  • Apple Watch: Should You Buy It?

    Brian Mitchell
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Apple Watch officially hits stores today, but good luck trying to find one. Many versions of the smartwatch are backordered until June. If you really want one, your best bet is to order online and get in the queue. Does anyone need the Apple Watch? Probably not.. but it is the latest must-have accessory. It looks […]
  • Linksys XAC1900 Review

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:20 am
    The XAC1900 is almost identical to the EA6900, and is basically a small update to this previous model from Linksys, with an average retail price of £199 (around $299, AU$385). The main unit looks exactly the same, with its flat silver and dark grey chassis, and three short, stubby external antennas. The only real change […]
  • 2015 Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs Available May

    Brian Mitchell
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:12 am
    Sony just announced pricing for their new 1080p HD and 4K TVs due out in May 2015. 4K prices (XBR series) range from $1,300 to $8,000, while HD (KDL series) prices are $480 to $3,000. The most expensive model in either class tops off at 75-inches. The new models include Android TV, built-in Google cast for streaming, improved […]
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-inch & 9.7-inch Tablets

    Brian Mitchell
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:06 am
    Samsung is releasing two low-powered, low cost Android tablets called Galaxy Tab A on May 1, 2015 in 8-inch and 9.7-inch screen sizes. The tablets are powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad-Core, Qualcomm APQ 8016 processor, have a mediocre 1024×768 display, and run Android 5.0, Lollipop. Pricing starts at $230 for the small model, $300 for […]
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  • US Automakers Want Users To Stop Repairing Cars Citing Copyright Concerns !!!

    Deepesh Agarwal
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:40 pm
    This is one aspect of technology usage in automotive industry that none should have anticipated, the application of "copyright laws" like DMCA to your vehicles because they are now computing platforms. Automakers are doing their bit to support copyright law provisions which would prohibit home mechanics and car enthusiasts from repairing and modifying vehicles, Automaker OEMs and their lobbying organizations have filed comments to the federal agency saying cars have become too complex and dangerous for consumers and third parties to handle. The automotive industry has now raised concerns that…
  • Watched Leaked 'Game Of Thrones Season 5' Episodes? HBO is coming for you....

    Deepesh Agarwal
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:42 pm
    First four episodes of Game Of Thrones Season 5 leaked online week's before their official airing dates, and if you torrented these HBO is tracking down the downloaders and sending warnings to them. Though no serious legal action is being taken as of now, HBO is sending thousands of emails instructing ISP's to relay the alerts to the account holder associated with the infringing IP-address. It is also worth nothing that since HBO doesn’t know the identity of the alleged pirates, they can't take any legal action directly as per the DMCA laws.
  • Grand Theft Auto V For PC Cracked For Piracy

    Deepesh Agarwal
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Opening gates for pirates to install unlicensed copies of Grand Theft Auto V on PC, a new crack named Grand.Theft.Auto.V.Update.1.and.Crack.v2-3DM is now easily available on torrent portals and file-sharing networks. The crack is advertised to be compatible right upto Windows 8.1 x64 version, and advises users to turn off their antivirus defenses to install. Deactivating computer's security measures is without a doubt not recommended, users are requested to stay away from such shady cracks and purchase only legal copies of the game.
  • Docs.Zone : The Online PDF File Converter

    Deepesh Agarwal
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:24 pm
    With the vast technological advances that the world has experienced in the last decade or so, we find ourselves having to deal with a multitude of different tools, apps, workarounds, programs and platforms. We also have to try and navigate around the number of different file formats that are now available from different programs such as Adobe, Microsoft and Apple. If you have to deal with a large number of documents every day, and they are all in a different format, it can be extremely frustrating trying to open them all in different programs. There have been apps developed that allow you to…
  • [Exclusive Giveaway] Icecream PDF Split&Merge PRO

    Deepesh Agarwal
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:38 am
    PDF is a very popular format to store documents in: they stay solid and can't be edited as is. However, when it comes to any manipulations with the files of such a format, it is generally difficult to find the right tool right away. Icecream PDF Split&Merge can become the salvation of the problem of splitting and merging files in an effortless and easy way. Key features: • Splits PDF documents into separate pages; • Splits PDF files onto groups of a certain number of pages starting from a specified one; • Removes pages by their numbers; • Splits custom intervals of pages by…
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    Rex Hammock's RexBlog

  • How Apple Advertises New Products: The Prestige

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

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

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

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

    Rex Hammock
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    On first glance. the front page of the influential tech news site, Gigaom, appears like yesterday was merely another day at the office: Coverage of the Apple Watch announcement, coverage of the upcoming SXSW Interactive. But then, in what appeared on Twitter to be a surprise to even its employees, Gigaom ceased operations with a post on its front page saying this: Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time. As a result, the company is working with its creditors that have rights to all of the company’s assets as their collateral. All operations have ceased. We…
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    My Technology Guide: Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android and more

  • Download iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Brings Numerous Improvements

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

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

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

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

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

  • Protect your Google Accounts with a USB Security Key

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

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

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

    Amit Agarwal
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Twitter does not offer RSS Feeds but there is a simple solution that you can use to generate RSS feeds for your various Twitter streams including Twitter search results, user timelines, favorites, lists and even the new Twitter collections. RSS feeds are essential if you need to use your Twitter data elsewhere. For instance, you cannot create recipes in IFTTT that get triggered when there’s a new @mentions or a new tweet is added to search results. You cannot import your Twitter timeline automatically into your blog. You cannot follow Twitter feeds in an RSS reader like…
  • Incredible Art Made Entirely In Google Drawings

    Amit Agarwal
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:09 am
    Google Drawings is a simple Microsoft Paint like diagramming application that is commonly used for creating flowcharts and diagrams inside documents and presentations on Google Drive. It offers a few elementary tools before you dismiss Drawings as not worthy of any serious work, take a look at Joshua Pomeroy’s art and you’ll be amazed. Creating Art in Google Drawings Joshua is a Michigan-based visual artist and he uses this basic Google Drawings app to create some very impressive and detailed vector portraits. You can browse through his work on Google Plus and all these images are…
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    Wardell Design Blog

  • How SMS can boost Mobile Engagement

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

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

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

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

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

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Starbucks suffered what appears to be a major computer system failure late Friday.Stores in Boston, New York, San Diego and other cities appeared to be affected, judging from hundreds of customer and employee posts on Twitter. Some stores are giving away drinks, are only accepting cash, or have closed, according to the messages.In San Francisco, an employee at one store said they were giving away free drinks, though he did not offer many other details. He said he was not sure when service would be restored.Starbucks did not immediately respond to telephone calls and emails requesting…
  • New version of Google Glass to get makeover from Italian eyewear maker Luxottica

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Luxottica, the Italian eyewear maker that owns Ray-Ban and Oakley, is working with Google to design a new version of Glass, its CEO said Friday. The disclosure is a further indication that Google Glass, which is still being sold to business, will be revived at some point as a product for consumers. Luxottica is working with Google on a second version of Glass, and the online giant is also rethinking how a future model might look, Massimo Vian, one of Luxottica’s two CEOs, told shareholders in Milan. “In Google, there are some second thoughts on how to interpret version 3 [of the eyewear].
  • How Acer plans to go after hardcore gamers

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:33 pm
    A year ago, Acer was struggling and Jason Chen, its newly appointed CEO, thought the company could stay afloat by cutting its reliance on PCs and expanding in wearables and mobile devices. In view of the success of its Chromebooks and the pending release of Microsoft’s Windows 10, however, Chen is now doubling down on PCs.Chen is interested in gamers, in particular. The company wants to offer premium gaming products that could compete with desktop PCs from boutique companies like Origin PC and Falcon Northwest. In a flat PC market, gaming is a “bright spot,” and Acer is planning to…
  • Dungeons 2 review: Almost the Dungeon Keeper 3 you've been waiting for

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:06 pm
    I don’t really want to spend most of my Dungeons 2 review discussing the mobile “game”/extortion attempt/mockery that EA put out a few years back and slapped with the name Dungeon Keeper in order to prey on people’s nostalgia for the classic PC game. Mainly because I never want to think about that piece of garbage ever again. So I won’t. Suffice it to say, Dungeons 2 is better than that pseudo-Dungeon Keeper racket. But that bar couldn’t be lower if the person holding the bar got stabbed in the gut by EA, fell down a conveniently placed flight of stairs into a basement, and then…
  • Facebook's impressive aerial photo highlights confusion over drone regulations

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    When Facebook expanded into a new campus in late March, the company released a stunning aerial photo of the site captured from a drone. In taking the picture, Facebook almost certainly broke two FAA regulations governing drone use.The social network isn’t alone in its carelessness. Drone use has taken off quickly among both businesses and individuals, and many people—even sophisticated technology companies—apparently are not fully aware of the rules.The Facebook image was captured by a DJI drone at what appears to be several hundred feet above a corner of its new campus in Menlo Park,…
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    Data Connections

  • New Functionality Added to DataDirect Connect

    John Marsland
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:06 am
    John Marsland, Marketing Manager, DataDirect Connect John Marsland announces the newest features in our DataDirect Connect ODBC and JDBC drivers. At Progress® DataDirect® we always want to provide the best products possible. In that spirit, we have recently been working closely with a number of our customers to discover how they are using our drivers and how we can better meet their needs. As a result of these conversations, we are adding several new features to our suite of DataDirect Connect products. Connect for ODBC, JDBC Features for April 2015 Today, we are pleased to announce that…
  • How to connect Hubspot, Marketo and Eloqua to Tableau

    Sumit Sarkar
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Sumit Sarkar, Principal Systems Engineer, Progress DataDirect Sumit Sarkar helps marketers navigate the often confusing world of  data preparation  when using marketing SaaS applications as a data source. For the last couple years, I have been working with Tableau developers, marketing data scientists, consultants and ISVs, showing them how to integrate SaaS data using Progress® Easyl™. In doing so, I’ve seen a lot of interest in marketing data sources like Hubspot, Marketo and Eloqua. This isn’t all that surprising given the glut of articles and surveys describing the rise…
  • 5 Signs You Should Invest In Data Connectivity

    Jeff Reser
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    Jeff Reser, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Progress DataDirect Cloud Jeff Reser gives his top 5 reasons you should make data connectivity a priority. Companies and consumers are finding new ways to integrate data into their daily lives, and it’s changing how we do business. Many of you have likely experienced some of these technologies, and while some may excite you others may creep you out. Be that as it may, the data movement is here and brings with it significant reasons for you and your business to invest more in data and high-performance data integration. Here are my top 5, but I am…
  • Next Generation Data Preparation

    Chris Doran
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Chris Doran, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Progress Easyl Bloor argues in their Self-Service Data Preparation Spotlight that the market is ripe for self-service data preparation solutions. I want to let you in on a little secret. Despite all the buzz that seems to imply it is a new trend, data preparation has been around for almost as long as people have been collecting and using data to gain insights. As Bloor defines it, data preparation is simply “the art, or science, of combining data from multiple sources and preparing it for analysis.” When it is put that way, data preparation…
  • Spring Cleaning 2015: Lessons for Data Connectivity

    Suzanne Rose
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am
    Suzanne Rose, Media Futurist, Progress DataDirect Suzanne Rose invites you to check out popular posts you may have missed during the cold winter months. Winter’s chill is out of the air and it’s beginning to feel a lot like spring. Along with warmer temperatures and a lot of pollen—at least here in the Southeast!—spring brings an opportunity for new beginnings and reaffirmation of old goals. For a lot of people, this takes the form of spring cleaning. While most people might look forward to the opportunity to unburden themselves from the past, it can be equally exciting to rediscover…
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    Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Google Going More Mobile Than Ever

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

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

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

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

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    Mobile Friendliness Even More Essential as of April 21st… As we mentioned in our February 16th post entitles “We are Living in a Mobile World,” mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and touchscreen laptops are increasingly becoming the dominant way that people access online media, and therefore a responsive website design is becoming increasingly important (and a much easier-to-maintain alternative to having separate PC and mobile sites).  It is estimated that over 60% of all Google searches occur on a mobile device, and Google sets the search engine standard. On April…
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    Lost in Technology

  • Big Data for The HR Industry

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

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

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

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

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:29 am
    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is the delivery of voice communication over the internet – commonly known as IP telephony, internet telephony or a broadband phone service. This system which has been around on the mass market since 2004 has offered small and medium enterprises the opportunity to use ‘big business’ telephone systems at a much cheaper price than traditional phone systems. VoIP is a good telephony solution for your businesses.   Services such as Skype and Google Talk have helped to make the technology more popular and publicly aware, whilst company’s such as…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • Dell Vostro models and their features

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

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    As we have a short of time in this hectic life, where we are engaged in our jobs, domestic work and in other personal or professional work &... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why Manual Outreach Is The Way Forward For SEO

    Pradeep Kumar
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Building strong SEO for any website remains the best way to bring in new traffic and to help a company bridge the gap between new clients and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Smart Hotels, Conference Venues Stay Profitable In Low Season

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:23 am
    Today we see many big companies, film industries and even small companies too that begins room booking for their conferences, events, meetings and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 8 GB Pen Drive Options Under Rs.1000

    Ram kumar
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    Looking back, the way we store our digital assets have changed a lot. Right from Floppy Disk, CD, DVD, and now we are using Pendrives for storing our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    VR World » Languages » English

  • The Apple Watch Gets the iFixit Treatment

    Sam Reynolds
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:35 am
    The smartwatch from Apple (NASDAQ: APPL), the Apple Watch, was made available for pre-order earlier this month and was made available today. As with any popular gadget, the folks at iFixit were eager to get their hands on it to give it the teardown treatment. The iFixit team was able to find its Taptic Engine, the 205 mAh battery, and processor. As far as the device’s display goes, the team wasn’t able to determine the exact make of it. They suggest that the rumors indicating that it would be manufactured by LG (KRX:066570) hold true, but were not able to fully determine the manufacturer.
  • Solitaire Returns in Windows 10

    Sam Reynolds
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:02 am
    With Windows 8, a number of classic games that have always held a place in the Start Menu disappeared. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) didn’t kill off games such as Solitaire, Minesweeper and Hearts entirely, it did pull them out of the Start Menu and push them into the obscurity of the Windows Store. But with Windows 10 Microsoft is looking to right many of the wrongs of Windows 8, and plans to bring back Solitaire. The discovery was first made by twitter user @stroughtonsmith. Solitaire is back! — Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) April 23, 2015 There’s no word yet…
  • Xiaomi’s Mi4 i is Targeted at India

    Sam Reynolds
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Xiaomi is setting its sights on India with its new Xiaomi Mi4 i. Launched by Hugo Barra in New Dehli on Thursday, this will be the first Xiaomi phone to see its initial release outside of China. The phone comes with a 5-inch 1080p IPS display with 44i ppi, a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5MP front shooter. The phone has 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM. There’s also Android Lollipop with the MiUI 6 skin and a Snapdragon 615 SoC powering the whole thing. The Snapdragon 615 SoC is an octa-core chip that has four 1.7 GHz cores with four 1.1 GHz cores handling the background activities. The…
  • Synology DS115 Review: Best NAS For Under $200

    Harish Jonnalagadda
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Synology has a great track record when it comes to offering multi-bay network attached storage (NAS) solutions, and this time around the vendor is taking on the likes of WD’s My Cloud with the single-bay DS115. The successor to the DS115j, the $179 DS115 features much more robust hardware and a slew of software-based additions that make it a worthy device in this price segment. Hardware overview The DS115 shares a lot of the hardware as well as the design details from the two-bay DS215j, making the NAS a powerhouse thanks to the dual-core Marvell Armada (88F6720) processor and 512MB DDR3…
  • I Can’t Figure Out What To Do With My Fake Apple Watch

    Sam Reynolds
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:04 pm
    Apple’s (NASDAQ: APPL) first smartwatch, the Apple Watch, launches today (though pre-orders opened earlier this month) ending nearly two years of rumor and speculation that preceded it. But long before the Apple Watch hit store shelves, China’s counterfeit economy was hard and work producing replicas of the real thing. These days finding counterfeit goods in China can be something of a challenge for a foreigner. Although the market still exists, it has been pushed to the periphery as Chinese authorities crack down on intellectual property crimes. While there once were brazen knock-off…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • Dell Vostro models and their features

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

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:52 am
    As we have a short of time in this hectic life, where we are engaged in our jobs, domestic work and in other personal or professional work &... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why Manual Outreach Is The Way Forward For SEO

    Pradeep Kumar
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Building strong SEO for any website remains the best way to bring in new traffic and to help a company bridge the gap between new clients and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How Smart Hotels, Conference Venues Stay Profitable In Low Season

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:23 am
    Today we see many big companies, film industries and even small companies too that begins room booking for their conferences, events, meetings and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 8 GB Pen Drive Options Under Rs.1000

    Ram kumar
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    Looking back, the way we store our digital assets have changed a lot. Right from Floppy Disk, CD, DVD, and now we are using Pendrives for storing our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Terry White's Tech Blog

  • F.J. Westcott Flex LED Light Review

    Terry White
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:21 pm
    I remember when I first saw the above photo on Westscott’s website, I immediately and without hesitation said “WOW!” I love continuous lighting and the thought of having an LED light panel that would be easy to travel with was intriguing. I recently put the 10×10″ model to the test. Here’s a short video of my setup: The Flex LED is 5,600 daylight balanced. The Flex™ 1-Panel Daylight kit includes a mounting bracket and a 1/4 stop diffusion panel. The dimmer goes from 5% to 100%. The panel is water resistant and the kit also includes a 16′ extension…
  • I have Gogo Wi-Fi on my Long Haul International Flight – Finally!

    Terry White
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
         I’m headed back to Atlanta from Amsterdam today. The flight time is just over 9 hours. I did my usual downloads from my TiVo DVR the night before so that I would have some shows to watch and of course I have my MacBook Pro so that I can get some writing done. The last thing I expected on this Delta flight was to have WiFi internet all the way home! Sure I get my hopes up each time I board an international flight by looking for the familiar WiFi stickers found on 99% of all Delta domestic flights and like always there were no stickers present on this flight. However,…
  • See You At Professional Imaging

    Terry White
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    Looking forward to seeing many of you at Professional Imaging in the Netherlands this weekend. Should be a lot of fun and a lot of great information passed on from the very talented list of instructors. I’ll be teaching my photography workflow using Lightroom and Photoshop CC. If you attend the show be sure to stop by and say hello. Also if you have any “must shoot” location recommendations be sure to leave a comment below. You can register here or simply find out more.   The post See You At Professional Imaging appeared first on Terry White's Tech Blog.
  • Netflix vs. Hulu Plus: If you could only have one?

    Terry White
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    I’ve been a Netflix subscriber for years and I have also tried a trial subscription to Hulu Plus. The thing that turned me off of Hulu (and still does) is that you pay the monthly fee ($7.99) and yet they still play ads. Also not to mention that during my trial period all the ads were bought out by the presidential candidates of 2012. I just couldn’t take any more. Three years later I’m willing to try Hulu Plus again, but is it worth it? I’d gladly pay more per month to eliminate the ads. Many of you have Hulu, Netflix or both. Tell me why? What if you could only have…
  • Use the Simplicam to monitor your home or office

    Terry White
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:11 pm
    WiFi connected webcams are nothing new. When someone enters this category I quickly look to see if they’re adding anything new or if it’s just a me too product. In most cases there isn’t a whole lot that’s new, but companies do sometimes find a way to improve on an already crowded product category. The Simplicam + Closeli is a standard WiFi connected webcam with a nicer design than most. It has a well thought out base/stand as well as things like a 10 foot “flat” USB cable so that you can more easily hide it in your home. This camera can be monitored from…
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    Top News - WebProNews

  • Patricia Heaton On Untimely Death of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ Son Sawyer Sweeten

    Kimberly Ripley
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Patricia Heaton (as her character Debra Barone) had a daughter and two sons on the hit TV show Everybody Loves Raymond. Now one of those sons has died. Sawyer Sweeten, who played the role of Geoffrey Barone, on the show that starred Heaton and Ray Romano, took his life Thursday at the age of 19. Sawyer Sweeten’s twin brother, Sullivan, and their sister, Madylin Sweeten, played Ray and Debra Barone’s other kinds–Michael and Ally Barone. Sawyer Sweeten was just 18 months old when he first played Patricia Heaton and Ray Romano’s on-screen son. Heaton took to Twitter on…
  • Lamar Odom Supports Father Figure Bruce Jenner During Transition

    Kimberly Ripley
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian may have gone their separate ways, but that doesn’t mean the NBA player hasn’t kept some of his family connections. Hollywood Life reports that Lamar has been especially supportive of former father-in-law Bruce Jenner during his ongoing transition. “Lamar’s been in constant communication with Bruce throughout his transition process and has been nothing short of the perfect son-in-law. He’s been to Bruce’s house several times since he’s moved there to check on him and make sure he was feeling alright,” a source tells them. Bruce Jenner…
  • Brody Jenner to Star in New TV Show, ‘Sex with Brody,’ Supports Bruce Jenner

    Kimberly Ripley
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:51 pm
    Brody Jenner is set to star in his own TV show on the E! network. Sex With Brody will star the son of Keeping Up With the Kardashians patriarch Bruce Jenner, as he dishes on dating, romance, sex, and more to callers. According to a report from Us Weekly, Sex With Brody is scheduled for four episodes. Nothing is considered off limits with regard to topics. Brody Jenner has been very supportive of his dad Bruce Jenner in his ongoing transition from a man to a woman. He and brothers Brandon and Burke will speak on Friday night’s 20/20 episode when Diane Sawyer interviews Bruce Jenner.
  • Ellen DeGeneres Hosts “Apparently Kid”, Pits Him Against Chris Pratt In Dino Challenge

    Lacy Langley
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Ellen DeGeneres hosted the famous and viral “Apparently Kid” after he rose to fame describing his experience at the Wayne County Fair to Newswatch 16’s Sofia Ojeda. In a smart move, Ellen DeGeneres recently invited the “Apparently Kid”, also known as Noah Ritter, back for a scientific dinosaur trivia game with guest Chris Pratt. Chris Pratt is the star of the new Jurassic Park reboot, Jurassic World. Ellen DeGeneres helped judge the game, but Noah Ritter stole the show. When Chris Pratt held out his hand to shake, Noah ignored it. Tomorrow, these two handsome devils…
  • Geri Halliwell: Jerry O’Connell Gives Evasive Response When Asked About Cheating Accusation

    Lacy Langley
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Geri Halliwell has apparently come out of obscurity this week amid accusations that Jerry O’Connell cheated with her while he was dating Fashion Police star Giuliana Rancic. Geri Halliwell, better known as Ginger Spice, was mentioned in Rancic’s new memoir as “the other woman” during her relationship with the Sliders star. In her new book, called Going Off Script, Rancic shoots some low jabs at her ex, but also deals a low blow to Geri Halliwell. Of O’Connell’s fling with Geri Halliwell, she said, “I was being two-timed for one of the lesser Spices?”…
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  • Motorola Moto 360 with Steel Band Launched in India

    Arpit Verma
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    It is only fair to say that the Motorola Moto 360 has been the star performer when it comes to Android Wear devices so far. Largely due to the round dial with a metallic finish, the 360 is possibly the only Wearable device that actually looks like a watch that you would like to wear on say a personal engagement. The watch was announced in India with a leather band in two colors, but to give you a little bit more freedom with style and ability to have your personal taste reflecting on the watch, the Moto 360 is now available with steel bands. This gives the watch a feel of a more run off the…
  • Ping is an Interesting Tool To Buzz your Team Members in Office

    Arpit Verma
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    Remember the days of Yahoo Messenger or even BBM where you had the ability to buzz or nudge your friends, which sent out a little notification to them saying that you are either missing them or need to speak to them or something along those lines? It was a rather uncomplicated way of communicating with the people without actually sending any message in particular. This is exactly what Ping, a tool for Mac does for you. Basically you install Ping on your Macbook and are able to send across notifications to anyone who has Ping installed and is on the same Local Area Network as you. You can…
  • Xiaomi Announces the Mi 4i in India at Rs 12,999

    Arpit Verma
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:58 am
    An event that had garnered a lot of interest in the tech media world, Xiaomi finally unveiled the Mi 4i in New Delhi, today in India. The device, is pretty much what the iPhone 5c is to the iPhone 5s, that is a largely a plastic or polycarbonate as they like to call it built body with several stripped down specifications, with a more affordable price point than the higher spec’d variant. The device comes in several colors including black, white, blue, orange and pink. The Mi 4i has been priced at Rs 12,999 and is already open for registrations, for a flash sale that will happen on April…
  • Samsung Set to release an Android Wear Watch with Round Dial?

    Arpit Verma
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:29 am
    Samsung has been very active in the world of wearables. They were in fact, the very first brand to come out with a smart watch, when they announced the Samsung Gear way back, along with the Galaxy Note 3 device last year. Since then, several smart watches have come out of Samsung’s labs though for some reason or the other, they have never been huge blockbuster hits that the likes of Apple Watch or even the Motorola Moto 360 have been. Looking to rectify that, it has been revealed that Samsung will bring out a round dial smart watch, a bit like the Moto 360. Samsung has revealed a sneak…
  • Sony Announces the Xperia Z4 in Japan

    Arpit Verma
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:58 pm
    Sony has announced its latest flagship device, the Xperia Z4 in Japan. The device announcement was a non-event and there was no announcement of the device for the global media. The device brings the same Omni balance design which is basically a sandwich of glass with metallic frame that we have seen with the Z3 and other Xperia devices at least in the flagship segment. The display is a 5.2 inch full HD display, with Sony not going for the Quad HD display which have become bit of a standard these days for flagships. It comes with a 20.1 MP rear camera and a 5.1 MP front-facing snapper. The…
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    The Lantronix Blog

  • The Lantronix 10-Minute Challenge!

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

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

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

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

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

  • MediaTek MT8163 and MT8735 will be used in future tablets

    Adeel Inam
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Taiwanese semiconductor maker MediaTek is a common name to be found in mobile devices that carry an affordable price tag while sacrificing performance and other features. However, with the release of the company’s Helio lineup of SoCs, MediaTek will be able to bring powerful yet affordable handsets that will be able to challenge the performance of Samsung’s and Qualcomm’s products. For now, however, the company is looking to branch out to another category of mobile devices, which are tablets. Its MT8163 and MT8735 will soon be incorporated into entry and mid-ranged slates respectively…
  • Google launches new search engine feature for mobile users

    Daris Abraham
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:03 am
    Google manages to rank number one when it comes to search engines and although there are no competitors in the market that can stand up to Google, the company is leaving no stone unturned to provide users with the best search experience. Experts at the company are working incessantly to add fresh and effective features to make searching easier for users. The latest change will enable users to find some of the best places to eat, shop and visit based on their location more quickly and easily. Apart from being able to access this feature using computers and desktops, users will also be able to…
  • Amazon stops the Appstore test feature

    Nidhi Mathew
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:10 pm
    It’s a good thing to try out something before buying it. This was exactly what Amazon allowed its users to do to ensure that they only pay for items of their preference when shopping at the Amazon Appstore. Playstore, which is powered by Google, offers a small refund window to customers who are not satisfied with the apps purchased. Apple too follows suit and refunds unhappy customers with their money. Amazon, however, had a different policy; the Amazon Appstore actually allowed customers to try out an app before they purchased it, thus saving them the hassle of the refund process.
  • Microsoft’s Bing now has 20% market share

    Nidhi Mathew
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:36 am
    Google is currently the largest search engine and no other search engine is even close to beat the numbers acquired by it. While Google still dominates the search engine market, Bing recently experienced an unexpected hike in its popularity. Although Bing is still no where near Google as far as market share is concerned, it managed to increase its ranking and get more hits on the site. Bing seems to be gaining popularity across the globe and for the first time in history, the search engine managed to acquire over two-fifth of the overall traffic search engines enjoy. This is really a…
  • TSMC to begin 10 nm and 7 nm chip production in 2016

    Adeel Inam
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:56 pm
    After gaining a chip production competitor in the form of South Korean company Samsung, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) stated at an investor conference that its next generation advanced process technologies, which are known as 10 nm and 7 nm, have been progressing well, with the company expected to provide delivery to customers in 2016. According to TSMC Co-CEO Mark Liu, the 10 nm process is progressing smoothly and the tech firm expects to complete the qualified test production in the fourth quarter of this year. Additionally, the company had recently completed a fully…
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    NuRelm » The Manual

  • Welcome Kevin Dadey!

    Mona McGraw
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:13 pm
    We are excited to welcome to the NuRelm family our long time friend and business associate, veteran Pittsburgh entrepreneur, and project manager extraordinaire, Kevin Dadey. Kevin is a graduate of IUP, where he earned a BA in Fine Arts, as well as the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he received extensive training in Graphic Design Technologies. Kevin has been an integral player in the Pittsburgh creative marketing scene since the late 1970s. With past experience as owner of Ovation Media, and in roles such as creative director, and director of online course production, Kevin has honed his…
  • NuRelm Welcomes ISEA

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

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

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

    Mona McGraw
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    This is what “hard hitting frontend web development enthusiasm and skill” looks like. We would like to welcome Sean Gracy, one of our new Frontend Web Developers, to the NuRelm family.  Sean is an honors graduate of the Pittsburgh Technical Institute where he was recipient of the J. R. McCartan Outstanding Student Award. Sean has a passion for coding and designing brand new websites that excel above the standards of modern Web design.  He is also a talented singer/songwriter, musician, musical theater actor, and video aficionado who loves hockey. We are excited for Sean to be…
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  • Apple Watch will be able to unlock rooms at over 100 Starwood Hotels

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Starwood Hotels have literally opened their doors to the Apple Watch and their users, provided they are SPG preferred member. The hip new Apple wearable will be accepted at over 100 Starwood Hotels and members of Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., have instant access to the #spglife thanks to the SPG App for Apple Watch.
  • Apple Watch begins shipping, Watch Store opens with 3,000 apps

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:49 am
    By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla Today is a huge day for anyone who was lucky or fast enough to order their Apple Watch two weeks ago. Apple begins shipping Watch orders today and those new users will be greeted with over 3,000 Watch specific apps in the device's built-in store. Apple Watch is still not available for in-store purchases and if you preorder today, it will likely ship in in June (depending on model availability). So the grey market demand for this thing will be insane. It seems that Apple's gambit of showing the Watch SDK to developers early has paid of with tremendous response from…
  • Microsoft hits 100 million downloads for Office on Android and iOS

    Nicole Batac
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:27 pm
    It doesn't come as a surprise that Microsoft Office on Android and iOS has finally crossed the 100 million download mark. And it isn't just because the productivity suite is now free on Android and iOS. It shows how much Office is in demand across platforms. The goal is obviously to get more people to pay or subscribe to Office 365 service. There seems to be a boost in that area as well as the company says there are now 12.4 million consumers paying for Office 365.  Source: The Verge 
  • Sony introduces touchless shutter app to let you take photos with an EVF camera

    Nicole Batac
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:59 pm
      Sony's helping you out to take shake-free tripod exposures with a new camera app. The Touchless Shutter app works with Sony cameras with built-in or optional electronic viewfinders (full list of compatible cameras here). What it does is you just have to  wave your hand over the EVF and it'll trigger the shutter. For the A7S and A7II, you can even control bulb shooting. Just wave once to open the shutter and wave again to close.  Source: Gizmodo 
  • Twitter summarizes your timeline with Highlights

    Nicole Batac
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Twitter is hoping to boost user engagement with the new feature they're introducing on Android. Called Highlights, the app will be sending you push notifications no more than twice a day of the best tweets of the day. Of course, getting best tweets seems like a subjective approach but what Twitter does is it goes through accounts and conversations that are popular among the people you follow as well as the trending stories of the day.   It's an opt-in feature and you'll be getting no more than two notifications a day for your own Highlights reel. At the moment, it's only available…
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  • Xiaomi announces Mi 4i at a Global Launch event in India at Rs. 12999 and Mi Band at Rs. 999

    Cosmic Paladin
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:05 am
    Xiaomi has always been about creating buzz, sending shock waves, beefing up hype and throwing surprises. While most of them have been good and well received, some of them have fired back real bad especially after the launch and pricing of the Mi4 around which they really struggled to make sales in India and even the price cuts did seemed to make no  difference. Xiaomi is trying to make some corrections now, trying to pacify and pamper the Indian crowd – they realize, understand and acknowledge how important a market India is and decide to do a GLOBAL launch of a phone right here from…
  • ASUS Zenfone 2 launched in India – Variants priced between Rs. 12,999 and 22,999

    Cosmic Paladin
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:46 am
    In the world of flagships we have some that are all about flamboyance plus high flying prices and flagship killers which are all about bringing some wicked awesome specs at rock bottom prices while making certain compromises like the build quality, post service sales to name a few. But there are some which somewhere in between and more close to the latter – they have been around making many different devices around a while, make phones with a decent build quality, get the pricing so sweet and provide a very good post sales service. Yes you might have guessed it right – we…
  • Gionee Pioneer P4S Launched in India for Rs. 7799

    Cosmic Paladin
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    Gionee has high regards for the Indian market and recently held a grand event in Hyderabad to unveil the Elife S7. While that was towards the top end of the categories, Gionee has now launched one at the entry level, pitched against the likes of Moto E (2015), Xiaomi Redmi 2, Lenovo A6000 / A6000 Plus and such – and they call it the Gionee Pioneer P4S under the ‘Pioneer‘ series. This phone was originally launched in China back in November 2014 and now lands to India. The key highlight of the phone is the ‘Flip‘ case/cover usually seen with the Samsung Galaxy…
  • How to Root LG G2 running Lollipop with ‘LG One Click Root’

    22 Apr 2015 | 4:39 am
    Recently, we posted a guide on How to update AT&T LG G2 D800 to Lollipop by manually installing the official FOTA update. In case you’ve updated your LG G2 to Android 5.0 Lollipop and want to root it then you’re at the right place. One can easily root almost all variants of LG G2 running Lollipop OS in 1-click with ‘LG One Click Root‘ tool. Besides G2, this tool supports several other LG phones like G3 (all variants), G3 Beat, G2 Mini, G Pro 2, etc. The tool comes in two versions, one is GUI based while older one works via script method. By rooting G2, you will be…
  • How to Improve Battery Life on OnePlus One running CM12 – No Rooting

    Cosmic Paladin
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Most of the OnePlus One owners jumped in joy when the CM12 was finally released officially and the OTA started rolling out. And some of us were short of patience and went ahead to manually flash the update zip. While the overall feeling about the CM12 is that is a solid build, runs smooth, looks to be better than its predecessor in many different ways, there has been few issues that many are reporting. While most of them need minor corrections there is one issue that many are raising concerns about – the dreaded BATTERY DRAIN issue. It is quite surprising that many report an improvement…
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    Monday Note

  • Funding Innovation: France’s Image Problem 

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

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
      by Jean-Louis Gassée Stitching together the disparate body parts – and cultures – that make up Nokia-Alcatel-Lucent is not a task for the faint of heart. This week we look at what Rajeev Suri, the CEO of the combined companies, is up against. April 15th 2015: Nokia “agrees” to the $16.6B takeover of Alcatel-Lucent On the surface, the acqui-merger makes sense. Both companies make networking gear and they’re of similar size, each with 2014 revenues of about $16B. (Nokia’s latest financials; Alcatel-Lucent’s 2014 annual report.) It’s a financially complex…
  • Dailymotion: The Cautionary Tale Of A Gallic “Nugget”

    Frédéric Filloux
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
      by Frederic Filloux No one should be happy with the sale of French video streaming Dailymotion to Vivendi. Not buyers, nor the the startup’s management team –and certainly not the venture capital community. (First of two articles)  DailyMotion was meant to be a YouTube competitor. The two companies were actually born almost simultaneously in 2005. Unfortunately, Dailymotion remained deeply French (even though his CEO later resettled in California). Over the last two years, it has become a typical French political football, kicked around by a succession of two cabinet…
  • An Apple Watch Meta-Review Reimagined

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    12 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
      by Jean-Louis Gassée Product reviews of the Apple Watch launch are reaching new summits — and depths. A Business Insider post gave me an idea for a revealing experiment. This isn’t an Apple Watch review — I don’t even have a Watch, yet. I’ve been told that my 42mm alumin-ium Sport model will arrive in “4 to 6 weeks”, mid to late May. Even then, I’ll hold out for my third impression. I’ve learned to distrust my first reaction: I thought the iPod was a bad idea because MP3 players had already been commoditized. The Apple Store? It will never catch on because it…
  • Jumping In bed with Facebook: Smart or desperate?

    Frédéric Filloux
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
      by Frederic Filloux Several major news organizations are said to be in negotiations with Facebook for a hosting deal. This throws the media sphere into an intense debate: Is this a path to prosperity or a dangerous surrender?  The digital media odyssey’s latest chapter: According to a March 23rd New York Times article, half a dozen news organizations are currently in discussions with Facebook for a distribution deal. Cited as candidates for the experiment: The NYT itself, but also BuzzFeed, the National Geographic and even Quartz. (No one actually confirmed the information.) Under…
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  • Paul is Dead: How the Internet Fueled The Beatles Conspiracy Theory

    Christian Cawley
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    “I am alive and well and unconcerned about the rumors of my death. But if I were dead, I would be the last to know.” – Paul McCartney, 1969. One day in 1966, a world famous rock musician tragically died. His fellow band members were beside themselves with grief, but cared for their fans enough to hire a replacement, a musician – or actor – who would be made up and receive plastic surgery in order to look like the late singer. Then, for the remainder of the band’s career, guilty at what they had agreed to, the group would weave...Read the full article: Paul is…
  • 5 Games so Pretty You’ll Forget They’re Played on a Smartphone

    Andre Infante
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Mobile games usually aren’t good art.  That’s not to say they aren’t fun – Flappy Bird and Super Hexagon are entertaining. These games are great at filling in the empty hours of your life. Still, if The Last Of Us is filet mignon, mobile games are cheese balls. They’re neither memorable nor particularly moving. As time has gone on, a handful of titles have cropped up that go a little further, and manage to combine a touch-oriented UI with art and storytelling, to give an experience that’s a little bit more meaningful. If you’re tired of playing yet…
  • Afraid of Programming in Code? Try Scratch For Arduino

    Bryan Clark
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    I’m an Arduino novice. I’ve used my starter kit for a few simplistic projects with my 12-year-old, but outside of that I haven’t ventured further due to my fear of code. Sure, I can knock out some HTML and CSS with the best of them, but when it comes to actual programming, I’m pretty useless. Scratch 4 Arduino could just change that. It’s not coding; but it allows novices like me to build exciting Arduino projects with a visual interface. It’s not going to teach you how to how to program, but it does teach fundamental principles that are useful should…
  • Smart TV 3D: Is It All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

    Joel Lee
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    The smart TV still has potential to revolutionize home entertainment. If you’re unfamiliar with smart TVs, now may be the time for you to catch up and see what you’ve been missing. Now with Smart TV 3D technology, you have even more options to consider. Long story short, Smart TVs are TVs with built-in Internet capabilities that allow you wider access to media than a traditional TV. But before you go out and buy one to add to your smart home collection, there’s one particular smart TV feature for which you need to ask yourself, “Do I really need this?”…
  • Intel Core M: What’s so Great About the Processor?

    Andy Betts
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Intel Core M is the most hyped processor in years, and with good reason: it’s at the heart of a new revolution in laptops. As with all new processors, performance is key to the hype. Yet for once it’s not about raw speed, it’s about power and efficiency. With its low power consumption and low heat generation, Core M doesn’t need a fan to stay cool, so manufacturers can build laptops that are thinner than we’ve ever seen before. The Intel Core M is powering the 12-inch Macbook, at just 13.1mm thick, as well as many of 2015’s hottest laptops....Read the…
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  • 1,100+ Free Adobe Illustrator Brushes

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Digital art is everywhere! With more and more devices being developed, and with the advancement of software used to create digital art, coming up with unique artworks using modern tools has become much easier. There are tablets specifically made for digital art creation and gone are the days when you would have to use just your mouse and crude brushes to create the effect you want. Today, there are more advanced tools like digital pens and even software which allows you to create realistic and more texturized brush strokes. I really like how digital art looks more real by having…
  • 10 Contemporary Illustrators You Should Know About

    Milly Youngs
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:03 pm
    With illustrations bearing the mark of the artist, there is a certain authenticity attached to a hand-drawn work of art. Illustrations have the power to charm, amuse, and evoke a feeling of nostalgia in the viewer. In a world where everything is digital, it’s little wonder we’re seeing a big return to illustration in art. Here are ten contemporary illustrators you should know about right now. 1. Ana Zaja Petrak Graphic designer turned illustrator, Petrak works and lives in Zagreb, Croatia. Working for clients across the world, Petrak specialises in food illustration. Colorful, accessible…
  • Creativity in the Kitchen: 15 Well Designed Tools

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:33 pm
    In 2008, Wired magazine published an article entitled ‘The Only Five Kitchen Tools You Really Need’. The article declared that 99% of kitchen jobs could be accomplished with only a knife, a chopping board, a pot, a thermometer and a cheese grater. This may be true. However, with the vast array of innovative cooking products out there, why limit yourself to the old school way of doing things? Why not get experimenting and have some fun in the kitchen! 1. Flare Pan   Developed by a rocket scientist, the Flare pan can speed up cooking times by 44% thanks to the Fin-X technology. The…
  • What Happens When You Infuse Pop Icons and Vintage Ads Together? This!

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:14 pm
    David Redon is an Art Director from Paris. I recently found his Tumblr blog called Ads Libitum, and fell in love with the concept. David takes famous songs and turns them into vintage advertisements. He treats the artist as the product and describes him or her with their hit song. Below you’ll find ads for Kanye West’s “Stronger,” Outkast’s hit “Hey Ya!,” Pharrell’s “Happy,” Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”, and many more. Enjoy!   Author informationIgor OvsyannykovIgor Ovsyannykov is a 23 year old geek, blogger,…
  • 25 Free Business Card Mockups for Pitching Your Work

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:13 pm
    Presentation is everything. Especially when it comes to business cards. Here is the scenario. Let’s say you’ve spent the past few hours creating a business card for your client. Now you need to present your design in a professional manner. Are you honestly going to send them a 2D image of the front and back design? I hope not… You should use a mockup instead. By using a mockup you will boost the value of your work while showcasing it in a real life setting. Below you will find twenty-five free business card mockups. Almost every single mockup tends to use smart objects.
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    Technology News from SciGuru Science News

  • Engineering the Smallest Crack in the World

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

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

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

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:07 am
    MIT physicists have developed a new tabletop particle detector that is able to identify single electrons in a radioactive gas. As the gas decays and gives off electrons, the detector uses a magnet to trap them in a magnetic bottle. A radio antenna then picks up very weak signals emitted by the electrons, which can be used to map the electrons’ precise activity over several milliseconds...
  • Thumbnail track pad: Unobtrusive wearable sensor could operate digital devices

    16 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Researchers at the MIT Media Lab are developing a new wearable device that turns the user’s thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad. They envision that the technology could let users control wireless devices when their hands are full — answering the phone while cooking, for instance. It could also augment other interfaces, allowing someone texting on a cellphone, say, to...
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  • Review Of The Saatva Mattress – Simply Put A Great Choice

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

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

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

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

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

  • Law Firm Marketing – Getting People to Share Your Articles

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

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

    15 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    It’s important to know what kind of content you should be sharing on your law firm’s website. Having the right content people are looking for can help position your firm as a key resource for existing and potential clients. Insivia’s Patrick Zangardi explains some ways your company can achieve success. Interested in learning more? Check out our up-coming events for legal professionals here. [ May 14 | Seminar - Social Media 101 for Lawyers ]
  • 7 Ways Legal Professionals Can Find New Clients on LinkedIn

    13 Apr 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Today, LinkedIn is by far the most popular business social networking site used by legal professionals. In fact, if you type in the term “legal” more than one million search results will appear. If executed correctly LinkedIn can be a great tool to attract and retain more clients. Whether a potential client is following you on LinkedIn or just finds you through search results, your profile can act as an advertisement for your business. Sometimes it’s the first introduction a person gets to the services you offer. If you’re looking to promote or market your business using this…
  • Google Analytics 101

    7 Apr 2015 | 3:41 am
    Google Analytics 101 provides an introductory lesson on features of Google Analytics including Audience, Behavior, Conversion and A/B Testing. If you are considering a website redesign, you should review this to get familiar with how to integrate analytics. Thanks to the Columbus Society of Marketing Professionals for inviting us to speak!
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    Top News - MIT Technology Review

  • Machine Dreams

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    To rescue its struggling business, Hewlett-Packard is making a long-shot bid to change the fundamentals of how computers work.There is a shrine inside Hewlett-Packard’s headquarters in Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley. At one edge of HP’s research building, two interconnected rooms with worn midcentury furniture, vacant for decades, are carefully preserved. From these offices, William Hewlett and David Packard led HP’s engineers to invent breakthrough products, like the 40-pound, typewriter-size programmable calculator launched in 1968.
  • A Swiss Army Knife for Neuroscience

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Neural probes that combine optics, electronics, and drugs could help unlock the secrets of the brain.Various powerful new tools for exploring and manipulating the brain have been developed over the last few years. Some use electronics, while others use light or chemicals.
  • A Potato Made with Gene Editing

    19 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Plant scientists can swiftly modify crops in ways that would take years with conventional breeding.Dan Voytas is a plant geneticist at the University of Minnesota. But two days a week he stops studying the fundamentals of DNA engineering and heads to a nearby company called Cellectis Plant Sciences, where he applies them.
  • A Way to Get Much-Higher-Resolution Selfies

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A startup called Light uses a cluster of small camera modules to create top-notch photos. First stop: Your smartphone.Most digital cameras are limited by a key aspect of their design: they have one lens and one image sensor. Light hits the lens and is directed at the sensor to produce a picture. A photography startup called Light is not making most digital cameras, though.
  • Lake Kivu’s Great Gas Gamble

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In a first-of-its-kind endeavor, electricity-starved Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are trying to get power from a lake—and avert catastrophe.It’s a Friday afternoon on the Rwandan side of Lake Kivu, and in what was once a quiet cove, a daring venture is taking shape.
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  • My Latest LensCulture Article Published with Amy Leibrand

    Joanne Carter
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Fabulous! I am delighted to announce that my latest article as Contributing Editor for LensCulture has just been published. This time I interviewed Amy Leibrand about her stunning mobile photography. […] The post My Latest LensCulture Article Published with Amy Leibrand appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Mobile Art – APPart Artist Interview with Damian DeSouza – TheAppWhisperer

    Bobbi McMurry
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Every now and then, when perusing Flickr you run across an image that makes you stop dead in your tracks. That’s what happened to me the first time I saw […] The post Mobile Art – APPart Artist Interview with Damian DeSouza – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App – MPro – Giveaway!

    Joanne Carter
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:01 am
    MPro is a popular app, it has been designed specifically for monochrome photography. It operates in uncompressed mode to save internal processing to achieve higher quality processing. It is possible […] The post iOS Photography App – MPro – Giveaway! appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – Winner Announced – 24 April 2015

    Joanne Carter
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:28 am
    Huge congratulations to our APPart Color of the Day with Pantone Daily Challenge winner. The Color of the Day was Lavender Herb (16-3310) with the adjectives and nouns, ‘Gifted, Independent […] The post APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – Winner Announced – 24 April 2015 appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Mobile Photography/Art – Pic of the Day (85) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:17 am
    Here’s day eighty five of our new Pic of the Day section via Instagram.  Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pic of the Day […] The post Mobile Photography/Art – Pic of the Day (85) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • Efficient Medical Billing Processes Enhance Patient Satisfaction

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

    Meghann Kiernan
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:21 am
    April 2015 is being observed as the 35th Annual Occupational Therapy Month in the United States. Sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc (AOTA), this campaign is a strong platform to educate the general public about the pivotal role that occupational therapists and their assistants play in improving the lives of people who need assistance to regain physical, social and cognitive abilities. Occupational Therapy (OT) was first recognized as a profession in the year 1917, with the founding of the Society for the Promotion of Occupational Therapy. Currently known as the…
  • National STD Awareness Month – An Initiative to Raise Awareness about Negative Impacts of STDs

    Natalie Tornese
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:12 pm
    April is observed as National STD (sexually transmitted diseases) Awareness Month in the United States. The annual observance is an opportunity to raise public awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases on the lives of Americans and the importance of preventing, testing and treating STDs. Sexually transmitted diseases are a major public health issue in the United States. According to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occur in the US each year, almost half of them…
  • Autism Screening and Diagnosis – Early Intervention Is Important

    Julie Clements
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a range of intricate neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by difficulties in communication, social impairments, and repetitive stereotyped behavioral patterns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 88 children in multiple communities in the United States have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Typically, autistic children need physical, occupational and speech therapy; sometimes social and behavioral (ABA) therapy and psychological therapy may also be needed. Providers of these services are reimbursed when the therapy is…
  • Get Your Mobile Optimization in Shape before April 21

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:08 am
    That mobile optimized search is emerging as the single greatest trend is nothing new. That Google favors websites optimized for the mobile search isn’t new as well. But what’s new is Google’s revelation that by April 21 it will increase its “use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal.” In other words, it is set to launch a major update which is supposed to alter the way it assesses the mobile user-friendliness of websites. The nature of the updates has not been revealed and is therefore hazy at the moment. But Google has revealed that this update, actually an…
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  • Amazon announced new pilot program that can deliver packages to your car trunk i…

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:24 am
    Amazon announced new pilot program that can deliver packages to your car trunk if you live in Munich, Germany and drive Audi! How it works: A customer places an order and, during checkout, indicates the approximate location of his or her car during the desired delivery window. The driver is given a temporary, one-time digital access code to keylessly unlock the trunk (but not the rest of the car), puts the package in the trunk, and the vehicle is re-locked with the order inside. Prime Kofferraum: Stores Online-Einkauf von...
  • Surprise! According to The Wall Street Journal, Google Wireless Service could la…

    22 Apr 2015 | 12:13 am
    Surprise! According to The Wall Street Journal, Google Wireless Service could launch as early as tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22. Google has publicly talked about plans to launch an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) wireless service in March, and said the service would see the light of day in "the next few months." Google Wireless will resell network access to Sprint and T-Mobile, but with a few twists. The Journal says the system will seamlessly switch between T-Mobile, Sprint, and Wi-Fi (including for calls), depending on what is available, and that—get this—customers will...
  • Another victim of Android malware.…

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:33 am
    Another victim of Android malware. Woman sues Google claiming she lost “thousands” through Google Play Store hack Google never reimbursed her after agreeing that the purchases weren't hers, she says. Read the rest of the story at
  • Two drunk men stab each other over iPhone vs Android debate!

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Two drunk men stab each other over iPhone vs Android debate!Tulsa Roommates Stab Each Other Over Debate Between iPhone & Androidwww.ktul.comTwo men are hospitalized after an alcohol-fueled argument began over which phone is better: iPhone or Samsun... Read the rest of the story at
  • Two drunk men stab each other over iPhone vs Android debate!

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Two drunk men stab each other over iPhone vs Android debate!Tulsa Roommates Stab Each Other Over Debate Between iPhone & Androidwww.ktul.comTwo men are hospitalized after an alcohol-fueled argument began over which phone is better: iPhone or Samsun... Read the rest of the story at
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    1E Blogs - Software Lifecycle Automation

  • Learning and knowledge sharing culture at 1E

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

    Ask Sam
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    Dear Sam,We use App-V within our organization to deploy software to the desktops. When a request comes in for the software, what normally happens is the username is placed into the relevant App-V group within Active Directory and on the next reboot of the desktop the application is available to that user, no matter what desktop they use. The system is set-up so that the application is cached to the desktop so that if it is a laptop the user can still use the application when offsite. My concern surrounds compliance in terms of the use of software in this manner. I have asked various people,…
  • 1E AppClarity software install count, usage and SCCM inventory data

    Claudio Lopes
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    The most common source of inventory data used with 1E AppClarity, our Software Asset Optimization product, is from Microsoft System Center Config Manager (aka SCCM or ConfigMgr). AppClarity can take data from several sources, for simplicity sake, the specifics herein relate to ConfigMgr 2012. When dealing with ConfigMgr, the inventory data is used to calculate software install count and usage for desktop environments, which is displayed in AppClarity console. This enables users to make intelligent decisions and save money by reclaiming software from machines which are not actively using…
  • What do you mean your software works? My solution still doesn’t!

    Adam Welker
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:33 am
    I’ve recently had a strange experience in our business: TIME.  Time to ponder on the lessons of nearly 20 years in the Software/IT industry. One of those lessons is, “It takes more than great software to solve a problem.” Now there are a lot of great companies out there whose slogans, whose very names, might contradict this idea, but in almost 20 years I don’t think I’ve seen a single problem facing an IT Manager that has been solved by software alone. It hasn’t been done; it can’t be done (at least not yet), because no matter how well you line up the ‘1s’ and ‘0s’, it…
  • Why is setting the goal of your ITAM implementation so crucial?

    Peter Beruk
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:27 pm
    I was visiting an organization to speak to them about their planned ITAM implementation.  The organization is rather well known and viewed externally as well-managed (at least to me).  What happened in the early minutes of the meeting caused me to squirm in my chair. During the meeting, I asked some baseline questions, including one that I thought was a sure-fire baseline; “what are you looking to achieve from this ITAM implementation?”  The organization looked at me and responded, “To implement ITAM”.  When I said that is a good start, I wanted to delve into something more…
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  • Slides and Scripts from SharePoint Cincy 2015

    Brian T. Jackett
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:02 am
    Originally posted on:   This is my fourth year presenting at the SharePoint Cincy conference.  As usual the crew that organizes has put on a great conference and the attendees were very engaged.  Below are my slides and demo scripts for my “Running Your Dev / Test VMs in Azure for Cheap” session.  Thanks for all who attended and hope that you got something useful out of it. Demo PowerShell Scripts Download link Slide Deck Download link       -Frog Out
  • Xamarin.Android– Wearable Demo Project is now on Github

    Vincent Maverick Durano
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:47 pm
    Originally posted on:’ve decided to put the demo project on github in case someone would want to see and run the demo project I’ve created about syncing data between wearable and handheld device. Here’s the link: If you are new to Android development and would like to explore it using Xamarin and Visual Studio then you can check my previous article about: Getting Started with Android Wearable using Xamarin and Visual…
  • BIDS Helper 1.7.0 released

    Darren Gosbell
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:02 am
    Originally posted on: few days ago the BIDS Helper team released of v1.7.0 which you can download from here: This version comes with a few bug fixes, and some new functionality, but the most significant enhancements are to the BIML Engine thanks to our friends at Varigence. I’ve copied and pasted the release notes below. Note that there are some possible breaking changes in the new BIML Engine, so if you have existing BIML script please read this section…
  • DZone Most Valuable Blogger (MVB)

    Vincent Maverick Durano
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:29 am
    Originally posted on: I am one of the MVB now! I am honored and feel awesome about it. :D What is MVB? "DZone's Most Valuable Blogger program brings together a group of highly talented bloggers, authors, and technologists actively writing about topics of interest to the developer community. These people are recognized in the industry for their contributions and deep technical knowledge on subjects ranging from software design and architecture to programming on a range of platforms including Java,…
  • Xamarin.Android - Testing, Debugging and Deploying Apps to Wear and Handheld devices

    Vincent Maverick Durano
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:48 am
    Originally posted on: my previous post we talked about how to create app in Wearable and Handheld devices and created a simple implementation of sending/syncing data. In this post I'm going to demonstrate how to deploy and test apps in real device. First of all I am using Nexus 9 and LG G Watch as my test devices. Before we start make sure that USB Driver for Android is installed in your machine. You can verify it by right clicking on the COMPUTER > MANAGE >…
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  • We are the 1%, building Joomla for the 99%

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

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

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

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

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

  • Business Process Management in the Real World — Why It’s Important to Govern Both Automated and Manual Processes

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

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

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

    Dennis Drogseth
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    Cultural transformation and eliminating IT silos may sound like an impossible dream—and indeed, perhaps “eliminating” is too strong a word. But the reality is that IT organizations must change toward a more responsive, business-aligned culture, as well as toward a more service-aware (versus siloed) way of working. So how do you begin? A lot depends, [...]
  • Developing an Information Management Strategy Within the EMA Hybrid Data Ecosystem

    John Myers
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
    Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has recognized that big data implementers and consumers rely on a variety of platforms to meet their big data requirements. These platforms include new data management technologies such as Hadoop, MongoDB, and Cassandra, but the collection also includes traditional SQL-based data management technologies supporting data warehouses and data marts; operational support systems such as customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP); and cloud-based platforms. EMA refers to this collection of platforms as the Hybrid Data…
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  • Codemasters ressurect a cult classic with Overlord: Fellowship of Evil

    Jez Corden
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Codemasters are set to hit Xbox One with a top-down action RPG based on the Overlord franchise. Codemasters are a UK based studio who enjoy an incredibly rich history. Perhaps most famous for various racing games, such as DiRT and Colin McRae Rally, but Codemasters have also turned their hand to other genres. Overlord was a third person action RPG, which tasked players to take control of an Overlord, and micro-manage an army of minions with various abilities. Overlord for me always carried a very Fable-esque vibe, featuring very British tongue in cheek humour, a morality metagame and a rich…
  • Build 2015 event app for Windows Phone is now available

    Daniel Rubino
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Next week, Microsoft is unveiling their annual developer event in San Francisco. Build 2015 looks to be a massive year as all eyes are on Windows 10 development, HoloLens, Xbox One, IoT, and more. For those who are attending, there is now the official Build 2015 app. Listing all the sessions, maps, showcases, and ability to favorite talks to create your own schedule, the Build app is essential for attendees.
  • MixRadio may reveal its next moves on May 19 at NYC press event

    John Callaham
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Members of the media have received email invites to attend a MixRadio press event May 19 in New York City, where the streaming audio service will likely reveal its next moves after being acquired by LINE earlier this year from Microsoft.
  • Microsoft will reveal info on new 3D printing file format during Build 2015

    John Callaham
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Microsoft plans to offer more information on plans to develop a new file format for 3D printing as part of its Build 2015 developers conference next week in San Francisco. The reveal will be made as part of the session "Developing 3D Printing Applications and Services in Windows 10" on April 30.
  • College interns have made many of the apps from the Microsoft Garage program

    John Callaham
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:36 pm
    The Microsoft Garage program has released a number of apps for Windows Phone, Android and other platforms. Many of them are the work of college students who have worked with the company as part of the Microsoft Foundry program.
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  • Hurdles to overcome when implementing Agile/Lean methods

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    13 Mar 2015 | 6:22 pm
    I like his sense of humour. Though basically he’s just telling the truth really!   Related posts: Telepathy – The Real Thing
  • Red Space! I join the Evil league of Evil

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

    14 Nov 2013 | 7:02 am
    I have been thinking of doing this for a long time. Actually I plan to extend it to 100 books that I think are a good foundation for anyone to read in order to have a more rounded, more able, and most of all a more independent way of thinking than just unconsciously going along with the greater reactive biomass that is carefully being shaped by TV and other mass media, including this here Internet. Just to be clear then, my criteria for whether a book makes it into my top 100 is primarily based on the practical, real effect it has on you awakening from the dreary, matrix-like slumber induced…
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  • How to Ensure Your Big Data Project Doesn’t Fail

    Alex Espenson
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:56 am
    As far as business trends go, few have had as big of an impact as big data. Thanks to recent advances in big data analytics, companies of all sizes now have the same opportunity to gather data, study it, and figure out the best ways to use it for growing their businesses. As a result, more companies than ever before are using big data, but as exciting as this prospect is, the results have been mixed. The fault doesn’t necessarily lie with the data but rather the companies that use it. Needless to say, due to a number of factors, big data projects fail at an alarmingly high rate. And…
  • How does America’s Net Neutrality Bill Affect Other Nations?

    Alex Espenson
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    The promise of the Internet is of a world that is freely connected. The reality is that the Internet must do business with the physical world, and in that world the hardware that runs the Internet can find itself within any number of legal boundaries. The United States, in addition to being the headquarters of some of the world’s largest telecoms, also plays host to a significant portion of the Internet’s backbone. This means that legal decisions covering Internet usage in the US have the potential for world reaching consequences. Recently, the Federal Communications Commission revealed…
  • John Battelle’s “NewCo” Festival Disrupts the Conference Model

    Desdemona Bandini
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:56 pm
    He’s back. Media mogul John Battelle, famous for spinning up new media concepts into standards, has been quietly perfecting a new conference model he is branding NewCo, a “festival of innovation.” Tired of ballrooms, this tech conference veteran wants us to “get out to get in” by creating highly curated un-conferences that showcase companies in their native habitat. That means out with the conference ballrooms, and in with hanging out at the headquarters of cool handpicked companies doing something positive and differentiating to learn about who they are and how they are doing it.
  • UX For The Real World

    Kevin Horek
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
          User Experience is one of, if not the most important thing you need to focus on when building your product, app or website. But in my opinion, the UX consultant or UX team may not always have your best interest at heart. Why So Many Skills? Let me explain; To be truly good as a user experience expert you need to understand how to do design, how to code your own designs and if you can, have a basic understanding of how to program. Why so many skills? Well the better you understand and know what is possible on the medium you are working on, the better you can provide…
  • Karlin Ventures Announces New Karlin Fellowship Program

    Desdemona Bandini
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Launched in Los Angeles in 2012, early-­stage venture capital firm Karlin Ventures has announced a new elite tech fellowship program that will kickoff today. The program will feature four master classes each year, giving groups of 12 to 15 rising industry leaders an opportunity to learn directly from experts on specialized topics in areas such as business development, marketing, engineering, and product management. Founded by Los Angeles billionaire spinal surgeon Gary Karlin Michelson, Karlin Ventures has seen 3 exits, grown its portfolio to 34 companies, and invests in late seed and…
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  • Setup Google Apps Catch-All Email Address

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

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

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

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

    Neeraj Rawat
    2 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    If you have been in touch with us via our official Facebook page then you must have noticed my Virtual Android Screen and now I got the time to finally write a detailed tutorial for you. At times for such long installation tutorials, I plan to switch to Video Blogging to save more time. Don't get surprised if anytime, you get a post where you will get to know about a new version launch of
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  • The Simpsons: Tapped Out for Mac – Get It For Free!

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

    Shivam Srivastava
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:57 am
    In this typical age of social media, it has become quite like a priority to share almost everything under the sun. And getting included in this sharing task, are tons of pics. Irrespective if these pics consist of those red-lips pouty selfies or if they are images, which were taken during those reunions, clicking pics along with sharing them have seriously become quite important. And knowing this crazy yet sombre feeling of sharing stuff, we have the Instagram. Read More: Twickets for Mac: Your Chance to Get Those Exclusive Concert Tickets Click and Go Insta! Instagram is that one…
  • Enjoy Your Spare Time With A Talking Cat On Your Mac

    Shivam Srivastava
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    Post the awesome and the magnificent hit of Talking Tom on Android as well as the other operating systems, can have the better version of amusement, only and only with its sequel which is seriously none but Talking Tom Cat 2. Definitely this game doesn’t need any special introduction, because people and smartphone users of almost every age group knows about it. But why is this part has attracted so much attention? Let’s check it out! Read More: Minecraft Is Now Available for Mac – Download For Free! What Does This Cute Cat Do? Now Talking Tom 2 differentiates with its predecessor with…
  • Download Retrica for Mac

    Shivam Srivastava
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    There is a shutterbug freak in almost all of us that quite often stays hidden to the rest of the world, or strangely to us as well. Thanks to modern technology that can let you have some amazing apps at your disposal and click photos in a jiffy. Retrica is one such application that most Android users drool over. It can be surprising but you can click no less than a few million photos only by using this app. Not just that, find trendy logos, borders and designs to get your pictures noticed amongst others as well. How? As one of the best photo editing and collage creation app in the fray, you…
  • Game of War: Fire Age for PC Download

    Shivam Srivastava
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
    Developed and published by Machine Zone, Game of War: Fire Age is a massive multiplayer online strategy video game that has got everyone engrossed and battling for the supremacy of kingdoms. Such has been the popularity of the Game of War: Fire Age that it was one of the top-grossing applications in the year 2014. Gamers were mesmerized with games such as Age of Empires and the games stemming from World of Warcraft series. This game has taken the city building mechanics of both the games to perfection and put them under one banner. You just need to gather resources as they are the ones that…
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  • An Idealistic Day Of A Coder (Infographic)

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

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

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

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

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

    22 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    In the recent push to generate the more revenue, leading micro-blogging site Twitter is building up its own business in the areas such as; commerce and advertising however; on last Friday company... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Facebook Blames 'Bug' for Tracking Non-Users

    22 Apr 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Recently, Facebook made it clear that they could have tracked the non-Facebook users who are visiting the third party websites and links through the “Like” button of Facebook as it can embed without... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Reusing Technology

    22 Apr 2015 | 5:04 pm
    There have been numerous companies that have provided consumers with particular pieces of technology that have been refurbished. While this may not be a new idea, it is one that is important to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hackers Who Breached White House Network Allegedly Accessed Sensitive Data

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Hackers Breached White House Network According to recent story published by CNN, Russian government hackers have breached the White House’s computer systems late last year and have gained access to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon : Gadget Review

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
    Lenovo brings the latest iteration of its famous ThinkPad Carbon series of laptops which simply aims at providing an alternative between fashionable and business laptops. ThinkPad series has kept up... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • The New Shopper Research Imperative — Hiding In Plain Sight?

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

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

    Jason Brown
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    In most mature categories, there’s a common pattern: there are pretty clear Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies, and there are worrisome smaller players. Worrisome because they have an edge – the benefit of not being all things to all people – or because they do something that the top players just can’t seem to get done. These are the grounds for the archetypal battle for growth in American commerce. If you are Tier 1, the battle plan is finding new markets and fending off number 2. If you are Tier 2, the battle plan is being a challenger brand and fending off the nips at your heels without…
  • Engaging Millennials in Product Development

    Maureen Evans
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    Meet Melissa: She’s a technology adoring, social media enthusiast who desires instant gratification. She’s the quintessential Millennial and by the year 2017, she and her cohorts will have more spending power than any other age group in history. The future of your business depends on the Melissa’s of the world. And, while their annual purchasing power of $170 billion is on the rise, if they don’t like your products, they will ignore you and take their bitcoins elsewhere. As the largest product testing advisor in the world, we realize the importance of developing &…
  • Qual and Quant: We are Better Together in the Front End of Innovation

    Wendy Hunt
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    This blog post is a collaboration between Wendy Hunt, Bill Mendekitis, Gerhard Koenderink. We are better together. Like Robin Hood and Little John, Peanut Butter and Jelly, or Vodka and Tonic; whatever suits you is all that matters! The greatness of unexpected combinations has never been so beautifully captured as joyfully witnessed in the Android ‘Be Together, Not the Same’ campaign. We may like to dance to the beat of our own drum from time to time, or work in opposing spectrums, but it gets lonely, and we may not be the world’s greatest dancers, so a partner usually comes in…
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  • Malware Threats from Unlicensed Software: The Critical First Step for Cyberrisk Management

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

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

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

    Thomas Boué
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Bolstering cybersecurity is a challenge facing boardrooms and government officials around the world. While technology is enabling us to be smarter about how we communicate, create, and solve problems, it has also introduced new risks which must be managed. In Brussels next week, Member States will meet in Coreper as they continue to work toward […] Related posts: The State of Cybersecurity Closing the Deal on Cybersecurity Legislation Guest Post: Key Steps Forward in Managing Cybersecurity Risks
  • It’s Time to Support Software Industry Priorities

    Victoria Espinel
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:02 am
    The global software industry – exemplified by the unparalleled success of American-born innovation – is changing the way we live. Software creates jobs. It sustains vibrant economies. And it enables us to do amazing things by connecting human ingenuity with technology to not only improve how we live our lives every day but also turn […] Related posts: Inflection Points for Washington and the Software Industry Pass the Innovation Act Supreme Court Action on Patents Leaves Room for Reform
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  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Unboxing, Quick Look and Antutu Score

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:59 am
    With all the attention the ZenFone 2 is getting, many have forgotten Samsung’s recently launched Galaxy S6. I’m going to remind you that it’s still here and it’s the Korean tech giant’s most beautiful smartphone to date. Luckily, we were able to grab one through my Smart postpaid line. Here’s a quick look at the device (We took some pictures too). Presenting the Samsung Galaxy S6. Unboxed and Fiddled The Galaxy S6 is without a doubt is the best looking smartphone Samsung has made. The combination of aluminum and glass materials makes for a very premium device. You’ll…
  • ASUS ZenFone 2: Quick Hands-On and Photo Comparison

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:25 am
    We were given some time to play around with the ZenFone 2 on the demo area during the launch. Poking around the phone, we noticed that the UI is very fast and responsive. Here’s the ZenUI in action. The UI is very clean, and the icons are consistent. The notification controls look clean as well. The recent apps launches fast. Scrolling is very smooth. The ergonomically curved rear cover gives it a good feel in the hand. The volume controls, which also function as a camera shutter button for selfies, is found there as well. Power button is on top. Love the metallic texture. Compared…
  • ASUS Announces ZenFone 2 in South East Asia; Photos and Regional Pricing

    23 Apr 2015 | 1:59 am
    Last Tuesday was an exciting day in Jakarta, Indonesia. And if you’ve been following us on Facebook, then you most likely know what we’re talking about – the ASUS ZenFone2 is here. And it’s coming to the Philippines. Held at the Pullman Hotel in Jakarta, we were in attendance as the Experience 2Morrow event kicked off. ASUS CEO Jerry Shen took the stage to officially launch the new ASUS ZenFone 2 in the region. The venue was packed with select bloggers and media from different countries including the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. “We strongly believe that…
  • ASUS Showcases MiniPCs for Work and Play

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Is PC making a comeback? If so, ASUS Philippines is leading the charge. The consumer electronics giant recently showcased four new mini PCs at the R Space in Makati. Each PC is built and designed for a variety of uses from gaming to homeworks. ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) GR8 The ROG GR8 is a smallish gaming PC with console looks and impressive specs. The 2.5 liter chassis houses an Intel Core-i7 processor and an Nvidia GTX 750Ti graphics card. With enough power to run the latest games in high detail at 1080p resolution without a sweat, this high-performance PC also has ROG gaming features…
  • The Redmi 2 will go on Sale on April 28

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:51 am
    Xiaomi has announced that the Redmi 2 smartphone will soon be available in the Philippines. The catch? The Redmi 2 will go on sale on April 28. The good news is its only at ₱5,999. The Redmi 2 brings a powerful smartphone experience at an affordable price. Xiaomi Redmi 2 key specs: 4.7 inch HD screen (1280 x 720, 312 PPI), protected by AGC Dragontrail glass  Quad-core 64-bit Snapdragon 410 Adreno 306 GPU 1GB RAM 8GB internal storage (expandable to 32GB) 4G dual SIM and dual standby capability 8MP BSI f/2.2 rear camera 2MP BSI front camera with 720p video recording 2200mAh battery MIUI 6…
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  • How to Create a full Backup in Windows 8.1

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

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

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:36 am
    If you like me, have been testing Windows 10 Preview to see what is going to happen with the next generation of Windows, you might have been wondering why you have not yet received the new update, Build 10041, that was released last week? Microsoft recently announced that Windows 10 will be available already in
  • Why you should create a globally recognized Avatar

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

    1 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    Later today, Super Bowl XLIX will be played in Phoenix, Arizona. This year the defending Champions from Seattle Seahawks will play New England Patriots in the final. If you like, I love watching NFL you might find it even more interesting with some apps for your Android phone. I have found some of the best for you here: 1.
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  • Google Is Fighting “Game of Thrones” Piracy, but HBO Isn’t Playing Along

    Andre Sólo
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:59 am
    “Internet” and “piracy” have become almost synonymous. The rise of high speed internet has made it possible to share videos, images, books and whole movies, with or without the creator’s permission. But whose responsibility is it to fight back—the copyright owners, or the search engines? That question remains contentious, but Google has stepped up its efforts to crack down on piracy. The exact measures they use (and how well those measure work) are detailed in a full report by Danny Sullivan, using HBO’s Game of Thrones as its case study. This…
  • Beyond Mobile Friendly

    Andre Sólo
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    By now you know that Google penalizes sites that aren’t mobile friendly, and how to prepare your site so you’re not one of the casualties. So far, however, the focus in the SEO community hasn’t gone much farther than that—being mobile friendly is good enough to keep your search ranking, so it’s all you need, right? A new article by Bryson Meunier explores how we can go beyond that. Bryson points out that being mobile friendly is the bare minimum of what it takes to avoid a penalty. He asks how we can make mobile sites even better, and what effects that may…
  • Google’s Recommending Apps, but What’s In It for You?

    Andre Sólo
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Not long ago Google made a relatively unnoticed announcement: content from Android apps would get highly ranked in Google search results. As I wrote at the time, that simply doesn’t affect many people—you need to already have the app installed for its content to show up in your searches. And it’s only for Android, not iPhone. It turns out that little-heralded event was just the first step, however. Google has now changed the rules. It’s not just content from apps you’ve installed, it’s content from any Android app that Google has indexed. If your search…
  • Two New Google Experiments Spotted in the Field

    Andre Sólo
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    As reported on Search Engine Land, Google is rolling out even more experimental search features—and two of them have been spotted in the field. They’re being tried out on a small percentage of real search users, which means they could become standard soon. One of these offers new functionality, while the other is a redesign of the mobile search results page. “People Also Ask” The first live test involves a completely new feature known as the People Also Ask box. This does exactly what it sounds like: when you run a search, the box tells you a few popular questions…
  • Yahoo’s Secret Search Engine

    Andre Sólo
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Is Yahoo working in a secret search engine to replace Bing? According to a recent leak, the answer might be yes—and it may already be offering results to a small percentage of users. Bing and Yahoo A little background is in order. Most people think of Yahoo and Bing as separate search engines, which is true to an extent. Yahoo is its own company, has a search service and at one time was among the leading innovators in search technology. However, since 2009 Yahoo search results are actually delivered by Bing. The truce is an uneasy one. Bing’s search engine does the work, but…
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  • SEOface icons

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    There are a lot of great icon packs in the wild, but if you're particularly looking for some SEO icons like stats, analytics, rankings or localization then you may want a bit more diversity to choose from.
  • Unicode chars are now colored in latest Firefox on Windows 8.1

    6 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    You know Unicode characters, those glyphs we're inserting most of times via HTML or CSS in order to add a soft touch to our buttons, form controls and so on. Well, if you're using Firefox on Windows 8.1, then you should check the newly colored Unicode characters in your web pages.
  • 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…
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  • For tech entrepreneurs, hustle is everything

    Matt Weinberger
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:22 pm
    If you want to get a tech company off the ground, there are no hacks, no shortcuts, and no substitutes for hard work and scrappiness. That was the message, time and time again, at today's second annual Hustle Con event in San Francisco. As you might guess from the name, Hustle Con celebrates the non-technical side of any tech startup — The pluck and grit that can mean the difference between a successful start-up and roadkill.  While the details changed from speaker to speaker, the message was the same: When it comes to getting your first customers, get ready to roll up your…
  • Jeff Bezos: Winning a Golden Globe 'increased sales of power tools and baby wipes' (AMZN)

    Matt Weinberger
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:21 pm
    In Jeff Bezos' annual letter to Amazon shareholders, the founder and CEO celebrates the fact that the company doesn't have just one profitable side-business, it has three — Amazon Marketplace, Amazon Prime, and now, Amazon Web Services. And it's on the hunt for a fourth.  "Each of these offerings was a bold bet at first, and sensible people worried (often!) that they could not work. But at this point, it’s become pretty clear how special they are and how lucky we are to have them," Bezos says.  Bezos reserves a lot of space in his letter to praise the growth of Amazon Prime, the…
  • This plastic surgeon broadcasts every detail of his operations on Snapchat

    Molly Mulshine
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Ever wished you could see what it's like to spend a day in the life of a plastic surgeon — all gory details included? Well ... maybe not. But a Miami doctor is betting that curiosity will get the better of us as he streams his practice's nips and tucks live on Snapchat. Dr. Michael Salzhauer joined the ephemeral messaging app under the username therealdrmiami. He's already a "social media freak," according to Vice, and he's active on Twitter and Instagram (but the photos are graphic, so click at your own risk).  He is apparently best known for his Brazilian butt lifts, or BBLs. Here's a…
  • Apple was blocking some app updates because they said they worked with a rival to the Apple Watch (AAPL)

    Steve Kovach
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Apple blocked updates to apps that said they are compatible with the Pebble, one of the biggest rivals to the Apple Watch, for a few days this week. According to sources familiar with the issue, Apple wouldn't publish updates to apps if they said they were compatible with Pebble. It all started this week, and there was no issue before. In fact, Pebble's own app was updated just last week. The Apple Watch launched Friday. An Apple spokesperson told Business Insider that apps won't be denied on the grounds that they work with Pebble . Apple was denying the apps under rule 3.1 of the App Store…
  • These 5 slides show where most of the VC money went in the last 3 months

    Eugene Kim
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:51 pm
    It’s good to be in the tech startup scene these days. A number of VCs are raising record-size funds, while some startups are achieving incredible valuations with relative ease. When the market gets this hot, it’s easy to lose track of all the transactions. So Pitchbook, a company that analyzes global private equity and venture capital data, put together a slide deck that sums up all the VC transactions by region in the first quarter of 2015.No. 5: Los Angeles. LA companies raised more than $560 million in the first quarter. Most of the money went to consumer and healthcare startups.
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  • Tech Journalism in Malaysia is disappointing

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

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

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

    10 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Last month, a company called MDSec released a video detailing how they manage to brute force hack an iPhone PIN lock. Pretty sweet piece of work, but I thought this would be a good example to understand how hacks work, and how hackers think. What is a hacker First off, we need to define what […]
  • MDeC Private Meeting with ODI

    5 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Earlier this week I attended a MDeC organized private meeting with Richard Stirling from the Open Data Institute (ODI).The ODI is an institution that hopes to promote the ‘open data’ culture, and founded by a giant of the Tech world, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, which you might remember for inventing a small little thing we call the world wide […]
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  • Hannover Messe 2015: Wibu-Systems presents a collaborative project to support secure Industry 4.0

    9 Apr 2015 | 12:40 am
    The demonstration we are introducing at the Hannover Messe shows how manufacturers can protect their production data in the age of Industry 4.0. This model was first presented at the German IT Summit 2014 as the collaborative result of four German companies united by a single purpose: Bringing security “Made in Germany” to Industry 4.0. Visitors to Wibu-Systems’ exhibit at the Hannover Messe can see live for the first time the demonstration in action. In hall 8, booth D05, they can learn how secure communications can be set up for the manufacturing of individual components across remote…
  • Hannover Messe 2015: Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi with Secure Boot

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:28 am
    At this year’s Hannover Messe, in its own booth, D05 in hall 8, Wibu-Systems will show how manufacturers can protect their embedded software from tampering. The ground principle is based on the secure boot mechanism integrated in CodeMeter technology, which companies can start evaluating with the starter kit for the Raspberry Pi.Digital signatures and certificates ensure the integrity of embedded software. This allows for only properly signed applications to run. A signature is considered valid when the program comes from a legitimate publisher who owns the matching private key for signing…
  • CeBIT 2015: Security for Industry 4.0 Made in Germany

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Wibu-Systems is proud to be part of an outstanding consortium that will be officially announced at CeBIT 2015. Deutsche Telekom, Infineon Technologies, Wibu-Systems and Hirschmann have joined forces to deliver security Made in Germany to the entire Industry 4.0 arena.The partnership started to take shape already last year at the National IT Summit, where the Digital Agenda for 2014-2017, promoting innovations to support Germany’s growth and employment, the implementation of comprehensive high speed networks and digital media literacy, and the improvement of security and protection of IT…
  • Automatisierungstreff 2015: Wibu-Systems hosts a Trend Session about IP Protection

    10 Mar 2015 | 3:22 am
    This press release is only available in German language.
  • Embedded World 2015: Improved License Distribution with the new CodeMeter License Central 2.10

    13 Feb 2015 | 2:37 am
    A long-time exhibitor, Wibu-Systems is showcasing its technology at its own booth for the first time at this year’s Embedded World. At booth 369 in hall 4, visitors have the opportunity to learn the latest services provided by the new CodeMeter License Central 2.10. This versatile tool for the creation, management, and delivery of licenses now gives manufacturers a simple solution for activating and deactivating functions in the software embedded in machines, production systems and devices.Other highlights at Embedded World include the innovative technologies unveiled by Wibu-Systems last…
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  • ASUS Nexus 7 (2013) to be discontinued

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:05 pm
    ASUS Nexus 7 (2013) to be discontinued via - So this is it. If you’re after a Nexus tablet, the only choice that you have is a Nexus 9 as that is the only tablet device available from Google’s official hardware store. Reason? The Nexus 7 of 2013, which was made in partnership with ASUS, is no longer available to procure as it has been discontinued. Truth be told, the Nexus 7 lineup, both 2012 and 2013 versions were indeed the best tablets available for the brilliant price range. But it’s time for the new devices to take their place. However, the Nexus 9 didn’t earn…
  • ASUS launches Zenfone 2 in India

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    ASUS launches Zenfone 2 in India via - ASUS has finally introduced the Zenfone 2 in India by releaseing 4 new variants with pre-orders starting from flipkart. The 2GB of RAM model includes a 5.5-inch 720p display with a 1.8GHz quad core Intel Atom Z3560 processor, 16GB built-in storage and carries a price tag of INR 12999 wherheast the second variant has the same CPU but features a 5.5-inch 1080p HD display and costs INR 14999. Thirdly, the 4GB versions with 32GB in storage space costs around INR 19,999 while for the 64GB one, it costs INR 23999. For the 4GB models, the processor is a…
  • Micromax unveils Canvas Spark running on Lollipop for $79

    21 Apr 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Micromax unveils Canvas Spark running on Lollipop for $79 via - Micromax has added a new smartphone to their entry-level Canvas series Canvas Spark running on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. This time, Micromax will be opting for flash sales exclusively at Snapdeal similar to Xiaomi’s strategy. In brief, Micromax Canvas Spark comes with a 4.7-inch qHD display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood, the device holds a so-so MediaTek MTK6582M chipset runnning on a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor speed and 1GB of RAM. For camera, the phone sports a 8MP rear…
  • Buy OnePlus One at ease without the invite system!

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Buy OnePlus One at ease without the invite system! via - Craving for the flagship killer smartphone, OnePlus One but cannot buy due to the invite system? Worry no more. For OnePlus’s first anniversary in the smartphone arena, the brilliant Chinese startup has announced that the OnePlus One smartphone will no longer be sold through the invite system and can be bought from all the supported regions. What’s interesting is that the decision of ending the invite system comes at a time when Xiaomi announced open sale for its smartphones in India. The open sales for OnePlus One will open…
  • Office coming to mobile platforms this month

    Rajiv Ashrafi
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:59 am
    Office coming to mobile platforms this month via - Microsoft will release a set of “universal” Office applications by the end of this month for smartphones and tablets running Windows 10. They’re going to be completely free, so you can leave your wallet at home. Quite interestingly, Office will be released in two flavors: desktop and universal. The universal, as mentioned above, will be for tablets and smartphones. It will dynamically change its design depending on the device being used. Office 2016 for desktop will run on full-fledged Windows machines, including laptops and desktops.
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    Web Hosting Blog

  • Oasis Workflow Plugin Is A Powerful Editorial Workflow Manager For WordPress

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

    22 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Cookies are an essential part of the modern web. Without them we’d be unable to provide the interactive sites and web applications that modern users of the web have come to expect. The web was designed to be stateless — no information about a session was carried between page loads. Cookies are the thread that […]
  • We’ve Brought Two-Factor Authentication To Magento!

    21 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    We’re happy to announce that we’ve brought two-factor authentication to Magento in partnership with Magento development agency Human Element. This new plugin, named Sentry, will allow Magento retailers a solution for secured, two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication offers enormously enhanced security for Magento eCommerce stores. Passwords alone have never been a great way to handle secure […]
  • Three Plugins That Improve The WordPress Writing Experience

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Once upon a time, I used to refuse point blank to write using the WordPress editor. I’d been burnt too many times by refreshing tabs and unreliable sites causing me to lose a big chunk of text, and, as a professional writer, I simply couldn’t afford to take the risk. On top of which, TinyMCE […]
  • How Do SEO Poisoning Attacks Impact WordPress Users?

    17 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    There are many reasons a hacker might want to gain access to a WordPress site, but one that seems particularly topical at the moment is the SEO poisoning attack — a black hat SEO technique to improve the search ranking of sites associated with the attacker or to use a site’s existing search engine optimization […]
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  • iZettle Review – user and customer reviews for chip and pin

    19 Apr 2015 | 4:50 am
    I'll begin my iZettle review with a story. Whilst visiting a local shop the other day something incredibly strange happened. I went to purchase something using my debit card, virtually all shops accept them these days. Only to be told "Sorry we don't accept card payments. There is a cash machine down the road."So what did I do? I went and purchased it from a shop that does take card payments. I didn't have the time to go cash machine hunting.Ok, it probably isn't that strange, but it shows that in business, if you don't provide your customers with convenient ways to buy your goods and…
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    Hardware BBQ

  • Kingston HyperX Skyn Gaming Mousepad Review

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

    The Sorcerer
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    For HTPC setups, having a good case, motherboard and a CPU cooler is important. Coolermaster made a pretty good impression with their CM Elite 130 mini-ITX case. Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI also has a pretty good layout as well.  But with setups like Coolermaster Elite 130, you need clearance as the power supply is mounted just above the mini ITX motherboard. Sure! You do get low profile CPU air coolers and even the stock Intel heatsink is very low profile. But we need better cooling for many reasons, even if it doesn’t include overclocking. Not everyone lives in a place with cool and comfortable…
  • Gamers Connect #4 to be held in Hyderabad, displaying Titan X, Gaming monitors and more!

    The Sorcerer
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    For those who don’t know, the man behind eSports Interactive Entertainment is hosting its 4th “Gamers Connect” meetup for people in Hyderabad. Gamers will have a chance to check out the best stuff you can get from companies making gaming-centric hardware. Nvidia and BenQ are onboard, and few of the stuff that they will be showing is the Nvidia GeForce Titan X graphic card and the BenQ 1440p and 1080p panels- XL2730Z and XL2430T. Mark your calendars for Friday April 17th and it will be held at one of many Nvidia Experience Zone Cafe ‘Playmax Interactive’. Click…
  • Futuremark 3DMark now provides DirectX 11,12 and AMD Mantle API performance testing

    The Sorcerer
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:01 am
    Futuremark cooked up an API Overhead Feature test for its 3DMark Benchmark which allows the user to test performance of DirectX 11 (single-threaded and multi-threaded), DirectX 12 (For Windows 10 only) and Mantle API for AMD-based systems. This is the first 3D Benchmark that is providing tests for these API. Futuremark explains how the API Overhead Feature Test works. They’ve explained: The 3DMark API Overhead feature test is the world’s first independent test for measuring differences in DirectX 12, DirectX 11 and Mantle API performance. DirectX 12 and Mantle let developers code…
  • Micron and Intel’s new 3D NAND enables cost-effective SSDs up to 10TB

    The Sorcerer
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Both Micron and Intel have jointly collaborated on making a new type of 3D NAND which allows them to provide up to 32 layers of flash NAND per package. By doing so, manufacturers can provide storage space up to 48 GB per 3D NAND chip, which will enable even the tiny M.2 form factor based SSDs to have larger amount of storage space to up to 3.5TB and up to 10TB in 2.5″ SATA/SATA Express-based SSD form factors. Apart from increasing storage space per package, it will help to decrease the cost per GB, making it even more competitive against HDDs. It will provide higher bandwidth for both…
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    The Four-eyed Journal

  • Jack Doyle: Why ‘The Hobbit’ Doesn’t Cut It

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

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

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

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:11 pm
    While searching for a way to put emojis on my Twitter posts, as it seems that it only works on iOS devices, I stumbled on the brand new Google Handwriting Input app which was released yesterday. As it name says, the app converts handwritten words and shapes into text input on your Android device. It supports 82 languages, cursive and printed writing and will work with or without a stylus. Google Handwriting Input easily recognized my terrible handwriting and even offered auto-spell correction.I’ve been using it since yesterday on my Nexus 5 and what a joy it is to use. I’m very…
  • Switching back to Firefox

    14 Apr 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Sorry Google, but I had enough of the sluggish and buggy performance of Chrome, the web browser I loved for so many years. I remember the good feeling when I switched over from Firefox. Back then, it was like being on cloud 9 – web pages loaded fast, they looked good and having more than 7 tabs didn’t force my PC to kill it self. The experience was even more delightful on Linux. That was years ago. Now, it’s a complete nightmare. Every time I launch Chrome and open Gmail, Gmail, yes your own site, it would take a good 5 to 8 seconds for it load. In Internet terms,…
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    Create Your Next Customer

  • Writing Headlines with Impact

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

    Winnie Ng Schuchman
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    Engaging in a Live Conversation Webinars are the next best thing to meeting your prospects in person. They give you the opportunity to go beyond simply talking to decision makers by helping you open a dialogue with them. But how you spend that 30 to 60 minutes will determine whether your potential customers are engaged and participating … or answering email while half listening in. Based on our experience at UBM producing hundreds of webinars each year, we’ve developed a set of best practices to help you keep your webinar attendees tuned in. Download the pdf to learn six best practices!
  • The Most Important IT Conference: A Technologist’s View

    Network Computing
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:18 am
    In an industry inundated with events focused on a single vendor or technology, Interop stands out for its independence, breadth, and stellar speakers. With Interop Las Vegas fast approaching, it’s time once again for IT professionals to gather together in the desert to hear about hot new technology and debate important trends. There are a lot of IT conferences for IT pros to choose from, but Interop is the most important. Here’s why. Independent IT conference Interop represents the last great independent conference in IT. The trend in recent years has forced shows like this down…
  • 3 Tips For Making Infographics Informative & Creative

    Winnie Ng Schuchman
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:03 pm
    The post 3 Tips For Making Infographics Informative & Creative appeared first on Create Your Next Customer.
  • Best Practices Executive Brief: Research

    Winnie Ng Schuchman
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:25 am
    The Survey Says…Original Research Leads to Credibility and Thought Leadership Market research is a staple of the global technology community, thanks to its ability to illuminate trends, provide insights into the forces at work, and help companies make better business decisions. Original research helps you understand your customers’ business challenges, purchase plans, and perceived barriers to adoption. It also gives you credible statistics and insights to inform your content marketing strategy — and to use in content pieces. Two components are vital to research success: 1. Access to…
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    What's On My PC

  • A Must Have Android App

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:25 am
    Probably one of the most underused functions on computers, by the everyday computer user, is the copy and paste function. I am sure this is probably true when it comes to using our smartphones. As a matter of fact, I randomly asked some of the my friends if they knew how to copy and paste […]
  • A 5 Stars Windows Repair Utility

    23 Apr 2015 | 4:35 am
    First statement I need to make here is that the – Windows Repair utility, featured in this article, is for those who are computer techs and the geeks in the family. Second statement I need to make is that I cannot say enough about how good this utility is. – Windows Repair has […]
  • FREE Microsoft Software To Create Your Own Movies

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
    Looking for an easy way to edit and create your own movie or enhanced slide show (using your photos)? Microsoft back in 2012, as part of their FREE Windows Essentials package included Windows Movie Maker.   Today, in 2015, Windows Movie Maker is still a viable option (for FREE) that will run on 32- or […]
  • Lose Your Phone? Ask Google To Find It

    19 Apr 2015 | 5:53 am
    Been following the tech news this week and discovered that Google has a feature in place that will give you the ability to locate your phone if you lose it. You will need a Google account; and, appears Google Chrome installed on your computer that is logged into your account. My first go round with […]
  • (In My Opinion) – Best Dedicated Photo Resizer Out There

    18 Apr 2015 | 5:15 am
    Needed to batch resize some photos this morning, so I immediately went to FastStone’s website and grabbed the portable version of FastStone Photo Resizer. I was able to resize a folder containing approximately 300MB of photo files (that were of high def) to 100MB without any noticeable loss of clarity in the pics (so that […]
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina business and technology news

  • NCTech4Good Conference, Workshop Coming to Chapel Hill June 4-5

    David Menzies
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:08 am
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The 2015 NCTech4Good Technical Conference and Workshop will be held in Chapel Hill, NC, at the William & Ida Friday Conference Center on Thursday and Friday, June 4 and 5. The conference is designed to help nonprofit organizations, small businesses and consultants promote their missions, build relationships, use data more effectively, improve their Websites, and generally improve communication.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media relations services…
  • CargoSphere Supports Livingston's Expansion Goals

    David Menzies
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:07 am
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- CargoSphere, the leading, cloud-based global rate management solution and confidential Rate Mesh for the ocean and air transportation and logistics industries, today announces Livingston International's commitment to a long-term contract to support expansion of their global freight forwarding and NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) business areas.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…
  • State of Technology Conference Speakers Announced

    David Menzies
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:03 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Organizers of North Carolina’s annual statewide tech conference, State of Technology, have released an initial roster of speakers.  The conference, hosted by the North Carolina Technology Association, is slated for Friday, May 15 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, with 500 leaders expected to attend. The event will open with a keynote from a top global IBM executive, John Kelly, SVP of Solutions Portfolio & Research, who will share how organizations are driving transformation through the integration of big data, cloud, ecommerce, mobility, security and…
  • Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. Awarded 10-Year, $20B Contract

    David Menzies
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    CARY, N.C. -- Carolina Advanced Digital was selected by NASA within Group C (small business set-aside) in the most recent round of SEWP V contract awards. The 10-year contract caps at a value of $20 billion and marks a major endorsement of Carolina Advanced Digital's excellence in networking and security solutions, as well as its proven performance record fulfilling Federal contracts.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media relations services to help clients achieve their…
  • Junior League of Raleigh Announces 2015 Women’s Conference

    David Menzies
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:56 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Junior League of Raleigh’s Team Community Connect will host the second annual Empowering Women’s Conference, an interactive, day-long event focused on preparing women to advance in their careers,  at the League’s Center for Community Leadership on Saturday, May 2. The 2015 Women’s Conference will begin with complimentary breakfast at 8:15 a.m. and will provide personal and professional development opportunities for all Triangle women. Participants can register to attend the free event at is…
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  • Cómo instalar Popcorn Time en cualquier dispositivo iOS sin necesidad de jailbreak

    Domadis Cabrera
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:03 am
    El día de hoy les quiero hablar de Popcorn Time, un servicio de streaming de torrents bastante popular, y que a menudo se le llama el “Netflix de los piratas”, porque ofrece igual o más contenido que el propio Netflix, pero GRATIS. Pues bien, por si no lo sabías, hay una aplicación de Popcorn Time para iOS, y se puede instalar en cualquier dispositivo con iOS 8.x, incluyendo el iPhone 6, y sin necesidad de jailbreak. A continuación te explicamos de manera rápida como instalar la aplicación. El procedimiento es bastante simple y no necesita de la App Store, pues como habrás…
  • El Apple Watch funciona como mando a distancia para los vehículos Porsche más modernos

    Domadis Cabrera
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:41 am
    El Apple Watch puede ser utilizado como un mando a distancia cuando se empareja con alguno de los modernos vehículos de Porsche, gracias a una nueva actualización del servicio Porsche Car Connect. A través del Apple Watch los usuarios pueden bloquear su coche, encenderlo, localizarlo e incluso controlar cosas como el aire acondicionado o el reproductor de audio. Si bien hemos visto el despliegue de un montón de aplicaciones para el Apple Watch en las últimas semanas, Porsche es uno de los primeros en combinar el reloj inteligente de Apple con los coches, y el resultado es impresionante.
  • Ya hay un jailbreak para iOS 8.4

    Domadis Cabrera
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    Desde que Apple corrigió las vulnerabilidades utilizadas por el jailbreak TaiG en iOS 8.1.3, no ha sido posible hacerle el jailbreak al iPhone, al iPad ni al iPod touch. Pero tenemos buenas noticias para los jailbreakers, pues el hacker y experto en seguridad, Stefan Essar, también conocido como i0n1c, acaba de publicar un vídeo, en el que muestra que él ha logrado hacerle el jailbreak a la versión beta de iOS 8.4. Para probar que efectivamente le ha hecho el jailbreak a iOS 8.4 en su iPhone 6 Plus (iPhone7,1), i0n1c hizo una breve demostración mostrando la nueva aplicación de Música,…
  • Cómo sería un iPhone basado en el Apple Watch

    Domadis Cabrera
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Todavía no se sabe con certeza si el próximo iPhone se llamará iPhone 6S o iPhone 7, pero en lo que si se han puesto de acuerdo varias fuentes es en que independientemente de como se llame, el próximo iPhone incluirá la tecnología Force Touch, y en que se fabricará con aluminio serie 7000, el mismo tipo que se utiliza en el Apple Watch. Y basándose en tales informaciones, los amigos de ConceptsiPhone han creado un concepto del iPhone 7 inspirado en el Apple Watch. El ‘iPhone 7′ cuenta con pantalla Retina HD + con una resolución de 2560 x 1440 píxeles, y un grosor de…
  • La última adquisición de Apple podría permitir hacer fotos de nivel DSLR en el próximo iPhone

    Domadis Cabrera
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Apple podría estar buscando el modo de mejorar la cámara del próximo iPhone con la adquisición de la empresa israelí de imágenes LinX Computational. LinX se dedica a la creación de cámaras para tabletas y teléfonos inteligentes que utilizan matrices de sensores y algoritmos especiales para crear imágenes de alta calidad que igualan las ofrecidas por las cámaras réflex digitales pero en paquetes más pequeños. Apple confirmó la compra, y aunque ninguna de las compañías dijo cuánto fue el monto de la transacción, el Wall Street Journal informa que la compra pudo haberse…
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  • Weekend Open Forum: What kind of mouse do you use?

    Shawn Knight
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Anyone that spends a considerable amount of time in front of a monitor can attest that finding the right mouse is a must. While there are plenty of boxes to tick when searching for a suitable pointer, for me, it ultimately comes down to comfort.
  • Researcher claims that attackers can easily bypass current OSX security tools

    Justin Kahn
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Most Mac users feel as though they are impenetrable to viruses and malicious software, but according to one researcher that is not the case. While Apple has its fair share if security measures in place, recent data has surfaced suggesting those tools are “trivial” for any attacker to bypass. For...
  • Watch this typewriter pound out ASCII selfies

    Shawn Knight
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Typewriters are obsolete, you say? Try telling that to Dmitriy Morozov. The Russian artist, engineer and musician took a Brother sx-4000 typewriter and combined it with an iSight camera, an Arduino kit and lots of ingenuity to create what has to be the world’s first typewriter capable of printing ASCII...
  • Redesigned Google Glass will be out soon says eyewear partner Luxottica

    Shawn Knight
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Not much has been revealed about the second coming of Google Glass after it was essentially discontinued earlier this year. One thing we have learned recently, however, is that Google’s partnership with Italian eyewear maker Luxottica remains intact.
  • Independent testing confirms Snapdragon 810 SoC runs hot and throttles early, often and severely

    Shawn Knight
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Samsung elected to skirt Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 SoC in favor of its in-house Exynos solution to power the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The rumor mill claimed the chip ran too hot for Samsung’s liking, an accusation that has since been independently corroborated by Ars Technica.
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  • Putting a Price on Carbon: A Tough, But Necessary, Nut to Crack

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

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

    Pete Danko
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    Is wind power coming on fast enough to help shift the world off fossil-fuel-generated electricity before temperatures get too high? Depends on how you look at it.In 2014, Asia, Europe and North America – the usual suspects when it comes to wind power– had solid-to-great installation years. Meanwhile, Latin American (namely, Brazil) became a big-time player for the first time, and it all added up to a solid year for global wind.All told, 51.5 gigawatts (GW) was installed in 2014, the first time the world cracked 50 GW in a single year, and cumulative global capacity now stands at 369.6 GW,…
  • Vancouver Joins the 100 Percent Renewable Energy Movement

    Pete Danko
    5 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    It’s easy to mock efforts by localities to take on climate change – looked at in isolation and strictly by the numbers, no matter how boldly they move to trim their carbon emissions, the impact will be minimal.Then again, when you start to add up all those little impacts – and take into account a possible galvanizing effect – the story might change.image via Wikimedia CommonsThat’s part of the thinking in Vancouver, British Columbia, where the city council last week approved Mayor Gregor Robertson’s motion to commit the city “to the long term goal of deriving 100 percent of its…
  • The Sun is Rising Again for EarthTechling

    Jason Ridge
    3 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    For more than five years EarthTechling has been one of the leading clean technology blogs. As you know we stopped publishing new content about a couple months ago.But today, I’m pleased to announce that after a long look and discussions with several interested parties, we’ve found a new team to drive EarthTechling forward.The goal was always to be a leader in information that inspired action, and we are happy to see the new owners taking pride in relevant and actionable information. This new team is well suited to continue these efforts while continuing to expand the reach and…
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  • Paul is Dead: How the Internet Fueled The Beatles Conspiracy Theory

    Christian Cawley
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    “I am alive and well and unconcerned about the rumors of my death. But if I were dead, I would be the last to know.” – Paul McCartney, 1969. One day in 1966, a world famous rock musician tragically died. His fellow band members were beside themselves with grief, but cared for their fans enough to hire a replacement, a musician – or actor – who would be made up and receive plastic surgery in order to look like the late singer. Then, for the remainder of the band’s career, guilty at what they had agreed to, the group would weave...Read the full article: Paul is…
  • 5 Games so Pretty You’ll Forget They’re Played on a Smartphone

    Andre Infante
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Mobile games usually aren’t good art.  That’s not to say they aren’t fun – Flappy Bird and Super Hexagon are entertaining. These games are great at filling in the empty hours of your life. Still, if The Last Of Us is filet mignon, mobile games are cheese balls. They’re neither memorable nor particularly moving. As time has gone on, a handful of titles have cropped up that go a little further, and manage to combine a touch-oriented UI with art and storytelling, to give an experience that’s a little bit more meaningful. If you’re tired of playing yet…
  • Afraid of Programming in Code? Try Scratch For Arduino

    Bryan Clark
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    I’m an Arduino novice. I’ve used my starter kit for a few simplistic projects with my 12-year-old, but outside of that I haven’t ventured further due to my fear of code. Sure, I can knock out some HTML and CSS with the best of them, but when it comes to actual programming, I’m pretty useless. Scratch 4 Arduino could just change that. It’s not coding; but it allows novices like me to build exciting Arduino projects with a visual interface. It’s not going to teach you how to how to program, but it does teach fundamental principles that are useful should…
  • Smart TV 3D: Is It All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

    Joel Lee
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    The smart TV still has potential to revolutionize home entertainment. If you’re unfamiliar with smart TVs, now may be the time for you to catch up and see what you’ve been missing. Now with Smart TV 3D technology, you have even more options to consider. Long story short, Smart TVs are TVs with built-in Internet capabilities that allow you wider access to media than a traditional TV. But before you go out and buy one to add to your smart home collection, there’s one particular smart TV feature for which you need to ask yourself, “Do I really need this?”…
  • Intel Core M: What’s so Great About the Processor?

    Andy Betts
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Intel Core M is the most hyped processor in years, and with good reason: it’s at the heart of a new revolution in laptops. As with all new processors, performance is key to the hype. Yet for once it’s not about raw speed, it’s about power and efficiency. With its low power consumption and low heat generation, Core M doesn’t need a fan to stay cool, so manufacturers can build laptops that are thinner than we’ve ever seen before. The Intel Core M is powering the 12-inch Macbook, at just 13.1mm thick, as well as many of 2015’s hottest laptops....Read the…
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • PC Matic Parody

    The Pit Crew
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, conservative political blog pokes fun at former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate - Hillary Clinton's recent email issues -in this parody - viewed by over 94,000. Continue Reading →The post PC Matic Parody appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:How Secure is your Email? There are two distinct types of security holes that...PC Matic Continues Support for XP We have decided to continue support for Windows XP for...PC Matic Used to Recover Stolen Laptops The figures are staggering. Close to…
  • Why Whitelisting Works

    The Pit Crew
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    PC Pitstop CEO Rob Cheng was quoted extensively in this detailed look at whitelisting by Drew Robb & published at Continue Reading →The post Why Whitelisting Works appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:Can ransomware impact an external drive? Leo looks at the possibility that ransomware can infect...Ransomware 2.0 Comes to America The virus mafia has created a new version of...Why Anti-Malware Isn’t Foolproof Leo discusses the reasons why anti-malware tools don't always work....
  • Supporting Our Military & Their Pets

    The Pit Crew
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:57 pm
    We here at PC Pitstop are extremely proud to have learned that PC Matic is being used by Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pets. Continue Reading →The post Supporting Our Military & Their Pets appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:Techlicious: Beware Facebook Hoax Supporting Wounded Soldiers Internet security company, Sophos, is reporting that a popular...NSA Email, Search and File Transfer Snooping Exposed According to recent news reports, the National Security Agency has...PC Matic Goes to Work We recently heard from Kevin of Central Valley Medical –...
  • Ransomware Now Disguises Itself
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:06 pm
    A new strain of ransomware now disguises itself as 'quarantined' to help avoid detection. Continue Reading →The post Ransomware Now Disguises Itself appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:New Ransomware Delivered Via Dropbox A new strain of ransomware is using a one-click dropbox...New Ransomware Replicates Itself A new form of Ransomware is now capable to replicating...User Friendly Ransomware A new flavor of Ransomware leads with a 'friendly' offer....
  • Ad Injector Warning from Google

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Search results are already confusing - malware only complicates the problem. Continue Reading →The post Ad Injector Warning from Google appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk.Related posts:11 Search Tips Even Google Experts Love 11 ways to quickly and easily search Google and find...Warning: Deceptive Google Ads It has come to our attention that other companies are...Eight Search Engines that Dig Deeper than Google Don't let Google's domination of the search world -...
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  • How to Hide Sheets, Cells, Columns, and Formulas in Excel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Laura Jackson
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Customers expect a particular level of service from modern businesses. People want to know that you are there for them and that you are always just a phone call or message away when they need you. Making sure that your clients feel your presence is vital if you want them to value you as a company. If you fail in this area, you could lose custom and end up having long term issues. Follow these quick tips to ensure that you are doing all you can to make your customer communication fluid. Image via Flickr Develop smartphone and tablet apps If you run a technical business, you need to ensure that…
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  • Avenue Trucks add suspension to existing skateboards

    Ben Coxworth
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Although we've seen at least one off-road skateboard with built-in suspension, aftermarket suspension systems for more traditional boards are few and far between. The designers at California-based Avenue Trucks, however, are out to change that. They claim that their suspension trucks should improve the skateboarding experience in several key ways. .. Continue Reading Avenue Trucks add suspension to existing skateboards Section: Outdoors Tags: Kickstarter, Skateboard, Suspension Related Articles: SurfSkate skateboard uses 360-degree rotating trucks for more natural flow Swing Blade skateboard…
  • Qoros plugs in with the 2 SUV PHEV Concept

    C.C. Weiss
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Just a month and a half ago, Qoros was a Chinese-Israeli automaker showing off vanilla, nondescript designs like the Qoros 3 City SUV (those missing doors are there to help highlight the interior, not for visual effect). We knew that change was in the air, and after the Shanghai auto show, Qoros is now the warped mind behind one of the meanest, strangest small crossover designs in recent memory. The Qoros 2 SUV PHEV Concept may be friendly to the environment, but it's downright nasty to anyone that looks over in its direction. .. Continue Reading Qoros plugs in with the 2 SUV PHEV Concept…
  • Samsung's new Gear VR for the Galaxy S6 (and GS6 edge) launches on May 8

    Will Shanklin
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:57 pm
    When Samsung announced the Galaxy S6, it also showed us a new version of the Gear VR virtual reality headset that will play nicely with the GS6 and GS6 edge. At the time, no pricing or release info was announced, but now Samsung has filled us in... Continue Reading Samsung's new Gear VR for the Galaxy S6 (and GS6 edge) launches on May 8 Section: Wearable Electronics Tags: Samsung, Samsung Gear VR, Virtual Reality, VR Related Articles: Samsung and Oculus have a new Gear VR for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date: Hits the US on October 17 Expect to hear about…
  • SpillMate turns your regular vacuum cleaner into a wet-vac

    Ben Coxworth
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Cleaning up liquids spilled into carpets can be difficult – no matter how firmly you press a rag against them, you've always got to wonder how much of the liquid you're really soaking up. That's why the SpillMate was created. It attaches to the hose of a conventional vacuum cleaner, allowing it to actually suck liquid out of the carpet... Continue Reading SpillMate turns your regular vacuum cleaner into a wet-vac Section: Around The Home Tags: Carpet, Cleaning, Kickstarter, Vacuum cleaner Related Articles: Bosch Zoo'o ProAnimal could be your pet vacuum cleaner The floating vacuum cleaner…
  • Williams uses F1 tech to increase refrigerator efficiency

    Chris Wood
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:43 pm
    A new aerodynamic device has the potential to reduce the energy consumption of supermarket refrigerators by up to 41.5 percent. The product, currently being developed by Williams Advanced Engineering in collaboration with Aerofoil Energy, can be clipped onto existing cabinets, making it easy for companies to upgrade their stores. .. Continue Reading Williams uses F1 tech to increase refrigerator efficiency Section: Environment Tags: Efficiency, Energy-saving, F1, Refrigerator, Williams F1 Related Articles: Energy optimization software reduces industrial power consumption Porsche to show 911…
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  • How Important Are the oDesk Skills Tests?

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

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

    John Morris
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:17 am
    How do you eliminate scope creep without coming across rude? I find a lot of web developers deal with this and are terrified to set boundaries with their clients. But, you can do it in a way that will actually make your clients like you MORE… not hate you forever. Here’s how: Tips for Eradicating Scope Creep I find a lot of web developers, especially newer ones, are terrified of setting boundaries with their clients because they believe no matter how they do it they’ll come across rude. Your client will get pissed, fire you and tell everyone they know what a jerk you are.
  • What Makes a Great Web Developer?

    John Morris
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    What makes a web developer great? I think most people think about this the wrong way and get too focused on technical skills. Here’s my reasoning: What Most Web Developers Get Wrong The standard advice is that a great web developer is defined by how technically skilled he is. Ask most seasoned developers this question and you’ll get responses like: “Deep knowledge of HTML and CSS” “Excellent debugger” “Knows PHP like the back of his hand” And, so on. But, to me, those things aren’t what make a great web developer. Certainly, your technical…
  • How to Learn HTML, CSS and jQuery Fast

    John Morris
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:37 am
    What’s the fastest way to learn HTML, CSS and jQuery? This video gives you some simple instructions for self-learning, in general… AND a step-by-step resource list for learning HTML, CSS and jQuery specifically: Tips for Learning ANYTHING Faster First, a few tips for self-learning, in general, to speed up the process: 1. Build REAL Things If you just take courses or tutorials and don’t build anything with them, you’ll lose a lot of what you’re learning, you’ll have to go back and re-learn things and it’ll take you longer. When you build real…
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  • Make Your Audio Sound Better with Pulse Audio Equalizer on Ubuntu

    Derrik Diener
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Audio on Linux is pretty complex. Everything interacts with the Pulse Audio Sound Server. Many different audio devices and programs all communicate with your speaker system from there. Everything is nice and usually sounds great – at least for the most part.If you’re an audiophile as well as a Linux user, you might have a big issue with Pulse. You might find yourself disappointed that you can’t tweak your entire Linux sound setup (at least easily) to have an equalizer. Bummer, right?Not to worry, it turns out, as someone has created a piece of software that makes it fairly easy…
  • Does a Touchscreen Laptop Make You More Productive? [Poll]

    Laura Tucker
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
    One of the newer technology inventions being used is the laptop with a touchscreen. It means you no longer have to use a mouse, and the keyboard becomes less useful as well. But does this make you more productive?Touchscreens seem to be taking over technology. They are a given on smartphones and tablets, making them much more portable to not have to also tote around the accessories of a mouse and keyboard, although some users do use a keyboard with a mobile device. But now touchscreens are appearing more and more on laptops. It of course makes them more portable as well, but do they also make…
  • Ways to Easily Lock the Display of Your Mac When You Are Away

    Mahesh Makvana
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    If you happen to use your Mac at a place where there are people who you think will access your machine when you go away, you should lock the display on your Mac so nobody can access it when you are not around.There are multiple ways to lock the display on a Mac, and it’s up to you to decide which one you want to use. Here are all of them:1. Using Keychain Access to Lock the DisplayKeychain is a built-in feature on your Mac that allows you to lock the display on your Mac when you want to leave it. Here’s how you can set it up:Click on Launchpad in your dock and search for…
  • 9 Great Themes for XFCE4

    Derrik Diener
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:25 pm
    XFCE4. It’s everyone’s favorite lightweight desktop environment. This desktop environment has been around for quite a while. For much of the time that this desktop has been around, it hasn’t exactly looked the greatest. The default look for XFCE is frankly not that great.Since the XFCE Desktop is in dire need of a facelift, we decided to go out and find nine really great themes for XFCE4. Check them out below!Note: the instructions to install each one of these themes are located on the page in which you downloaded them from.1. AxeNot all of the themes on this list are full…
  • Charge Two Devices at Once with Sabrent’s Dual USB Power Bank – Review & Giveaway

    Charnita Fance
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    If you’re away from home with a single port power bank, but two devices that need to be charged, and there’s no power outlet in sight, what do you do?You can wait for one device to charge a bit before switching to the other, or you can use a dual USB power bank like the one Sabrent offers, which we’ll take a closer look at below.About Sabrent’s 6100mAh Power BankSabrent’s very stylish 6100mAh dual USB power bank is advertised as an iPhone and iPad charger, but you can use it for any smartphone and tablet that charges via a micro USB cable. The device is around…
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  • How To Reset Samsung Galaxy S6

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

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

    shabnam sultan
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:24 am
    Apple released iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. However, many users are reporting that Touch ID is not working after iOS 8.3 update for App Store purchases. If you are also facing Touch ID not working after iOS 8.3 update, here is the fix. How To Fix Touch ID Not Working After iOS 8.3 Update 1. Launch “Settings” on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. 2. Now, you will have to Tap on “Touch ID & Passcode”. 3. Enter your “Passcode” or “Password”. 4. Toggle “iTunes & App Store” to Off. 5. Press “Home button” to…
  • How To Transfer Data To The Samsung Galaxy S6

    shabnam sultan
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
    Got hands on the latest Samsung Galaxy S6? Time to transfer the data from your old device to the Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge won’t work with work with Kies. Samsung has launched an app named as Samsung Smart Switch Mobile which will enable users to transfer the data from old device to their new Samsung Galaxy S6. Learn how to transfer data from old device to the Galaxy S6. How To Set Up Fingerprint Sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S6 How To Transfer Data from Old Device to the Galaxy S6 1. At first, head This is a post from: Techiezlounge
  • How To Set Up Fingerprint Sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S6

    shabnam sultan
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:04 pm
    The latest flagship by the Korean giant, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are now officially available. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge comes with an awesome feature of Fingerprint Scanner. The Fingerprint Scanner will let you to lock or unlock the Samsung Galaxy S6 using your thumb. Read on, how to set up Fingerprint Sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S6. How To Set Up Fingerprint Sensor on the Galaxy S6 1. Head over to the “Lock screen and security” in the “Settings app” of Galaxy s6. 2. Tap on “Fingerprint” and then “+Add fingerprint”. 3.
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  • Battle lines drawn around the legality of 'killer robots'

    Sean Welsh, Doctoral Candidate in Robot Ethics at University of Canterbury
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:21 pm
    It's only a small step forward before drones like this one could operate entirely autonomously. KAZ Vorpal/Flickr, CC BY-SAThe future of lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) – often referred to in the popular press as “killer robots” – remains uncertain following a week-long meeting in Geneva to discuss their legality. While the LAWS debate in Geneva was deeper and richer than previous discussions, key definitions – which are needed to word a protocol to restrict them – remain unclear and up for continued debate. And with nations like the United Kingdom openly opposed to a…
  • From sticks to stones: getting a grip on the human genus

    Darren Curnoe, Human evolution specialist & ARC Future Fellow at UNSW Australia
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:06 pm
    2015 has already been an amazing year for human evolution science. We’ve witnessed an uncanny convergence of discoveries on the beginnings of the human genus, Homo, and all that it implies for understanding the evolution of a range of human characteristics, including culture and tool making. Yet, the implications of this research run much deeper than most people would immediately think. Let me explain. 50 years of dogma This year’s major discoveries touch on a number of major historical themes in human origins research, spanning decades of investigation. The implications are broad,…
  • Budget cuts are harder if people know the benefits of research

    Maggie Hardy, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Queensland
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:18 pm
    An uncertain future for science funding as the federal budget draws closer. Maggie Hardy, Author providedAn old academic joke you start to hear around federal budget time goes something like this: “Researchers could strike but no one would care, because no one would know we’ve gone until 10 or 15 years later.” Most of us working on the coal face of science probably won’t see any outcomes in our lifetime – although with the rapid developments in technology that may be changing. It takes a large degree of foresight to continue funding research when we know the result is decades away,…
  • No more science fiction: 3D holographic images

    Min Gu, Professor of Optoelectronics at Swinburne University of Technology
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:05 am
    In the 1977 movie Star Wars, Princess Lea recorded a holographic message that was delivered to Obi Wan Kenobi. Screenshot from Star Wars/Lucasfilm/20th Century FoxThree dimensional holographic images and floating displays outside a screen have long been a favourite of science fiction movies such as the rescue message carried by R2-D2 in Star Wars. The success of James Cameron’s 3D movie Avatar caused a tremendous worldwide interest in flexible, high-definition and floating display devices. In fact, the dream of optically displaying a 3D object has been constantly driving the revolution of…
  • How a PhD in linguistics prepared me for motherhood

    Annabelle Lukin, Senior Lecturer, Linguistics at Macquarie University
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:23 pm
    Linguist and mother ignoring Steven Pinker's advice. Author providedUnlike most newborns, on his arrival into the world, my newly-minted son found himself in the arms of someone well-versed in the the most fiercely contested question in contemporary linguistics: is language innate? Are babies born with grammar hard-wired into their brain? Or is language something bestowed by culture and socialisation? The early exchanges of gaze, attention and vocalisations with my baby in his first hours, days and weeks were experienced against the melodrama of modern linguistics’ greatest schism. This…
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  • How to Find Fresh Ideas for New Blog Content?

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

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

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

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

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:33 am
    Are you looking for a premium and affordable project management tool for your business? To keep your tasks organized and manageable, there are several project management softwares that can be a good assistant for you — and Wrike is one of them. Wrike is a premium task management tool that offers you a number of […]
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  • Aggressive Android app ads annoy and interfere

    Mark Wilson
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Avoiding online ads can be fairly easily achieved by installing a tool such as AdBlockPlus, but it's a different matter when it comes to ads in mobile apps. Security researchers at Doctor Web have discovered that a number of Android apps found in Google Play are plagued with aggressive ad modules. Advertising is considered aggressive if it appears on top of other windows, interferes with the use of applications, and makes normal use of a smartphone or tablet difficult. This particular breed of advertising module has been used by criminals to monetize free apps, and has been added to the…
  • Tidal isn't a tsunami (but it can be)

    Joe Wilcox
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Lossless leader Tidal has a problem. Last month's splashy relaunch let critics control the narrative, defining the streaming service as a tool for pampering the bank accounts of already successful musicians. But Tidal is something else: Affordable HiFi streaming for the listening elite—those people who want to enjoy music the way it was engineered, produced. The streamer should be the coolest thing, but the Jay Z ownership team fraked up the marketing messaging. Problem is fixable, but correction requires aggressive advertising, promotional pricing, and extraordinary exclusives. For more…
  • Kickass Torrents is on the run to a new domain

    Alan Buckingham
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:21 am
    We've grown used to sites like The Pirate Bay making pretty regular moves. It's kind of unavoidable in this business where organizations such as the MPAA exist. While we don't condone piracy, we also don't condone censorship, and there's plenty of studies that show that illegally downloaded content doesn't put much, if any, dent in the copyright holder's bank account. Today the latest news surfaces -- Kickass Torrents, the top source on the web, is on the move after a brief visit to the Isle of Man. The place proved unfriendly to the organization, shutting it down rather quickly. Next stop?
  • Comcast calls time on merger plans

    Mark Wilson
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:24 am
    The planned merger between Time Warner and Comcast has been quashed. Back in February of last year the "most hated company in America" announced that it was planning to join forces with Time Warner to create a technology giant. Today the company did an about-face, announcing that the merger is now off. The deal would have seen Comcast Corporation acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion leading to the creation of the largest cable company in the US. The planned merger had gained the attention of industry regulators, and Comcast failed to present a convincing case that the deal was a good…
  • X2 announces ISOLATIC 6020 -- a sexy and affordable full-tower ATX PC case

    Brian Fagioli
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:59 am
    When building a computer, there are areas where you should try to save money, and others where you shouldn't. A budget power supply? Probably a bad idea. Generic no-name RAM? Just say no. A case? Bingo. When looking to save money, the case, for the most part, will not affect performance or stability. You can find an inexpensive ugly or cheaply-made case with decent cooling. Today, X2 announces a full-tower PC case that is not only affordable, but sexy as hell too. Seriously, the design is very futuristic, giving a premium look at a fairly budget price. "From the design heart of Europe, X2…
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  • Microsoft releases Surface 3 with full Windows OS; Pre-order starts at $499

    Louis Jacob
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    Microsoft Surface RT didn’t make that splash in the market, to be frank it was rather flop. However, it hasn’t killed the tablet completely and the company has introduced a new Surface tablet that...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

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

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

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

    David Robert
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:25 am
    Dell has taken the wrap off its new gadgets at CES 2015. Starting with thin and nearly bezel-less laptop looks a good start. XPS 13 is one of its flagships and this time comes...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
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  • Gionee launches Elife S7 in India at Rs. 24,999

    Himanshu Gupta
    5 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    Gionee launched their latest flagship smartphone in India, Elife S7. The device is just 5.5mm thick and runs on an Octa Core processor. Gionee Elife S7 comes with a U shape design of railway tracks. The front and black all glass which is Corning glass 3 to protect it from scratches. It has a 2700 […]
  • The Best Tablets in 2015

    Himanshu Gupta
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:18 am
    Tablets are the new, killer device of the generation. Where once people used to think that a computer pretty much required a keyboard and many of the features we commonly associate with laptops and PCs, the staggering success of tablets and smartphones has firmly silenced these initial quandaries. If you’re thinking of making the leap […]
  • Blippar launches India’s First Interactive Comic

    Himanshu Gupta
    28 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Blippar is a image recognition browser or application which lets you scan an image coded by blippar in order to bring the picture to life. It helps you to get additional information about the product on or of which the picture you are scanning and even helps you engage with interactive stuff related to that […]
  • Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Review

    Himanshu Gupta
    28 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    Like Android smartphones, tablets running on Android OS are becoming very common but we have seen little innovation in the latter. Lenovo Yoga 2 though is one of the latest products which comes to rescue when innovation in Android Tablets come into picture. So lets check out what’s new in this device. Look and Feel […]
  • Huawei Honor 6 Review

    Himanshu Gupta
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Huawei is a well known brand in the tech industry for its data cards and routers for years. And with its range of powerful and quality smartphones it is trying capture another very important market in India. Huawei Honor 6 is one such smartphone which is claimed to give best value for money for Rs. […]
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  • Try YouTube’s New Transparent Player Before it Arrives

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

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

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

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

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

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    The world has gone mad (ie today is the Apple Watch launch) and there is nowhere for you hide! Not even people living under a rock can escape Apple’s hype machine. Confused? You are not alone, but have answers to most if not all of your Apple Watch questions, queries and conundrums.First of all, Apple wants you to know that today is the Apple Watch Launch Day and the Cupertino company has released a trio of 30 second ads to make it official.That’s US, and you can find the other two ads — Up and Rise — by clicking through.Apple Watch: Apple Pay Guide ToursIn addition to the…
  • Google Project Fi Aims High, Shoots Low

    22 Apr 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Is Google’s Project Fi a game changer? Given that searchzilla compares it to their Nexus device program, which has failed for years to succeed commercially let alone change the world, one perhaps shouldn’t hope too much.Moreover, how revolutionary is any wireless carrier that charges $10 per gigabyte? Seriously, that’s what Verizon and AT&T charge, though that premium price only delivers the T-Mobile and Sprint networks.Yes, Project Fi has launched, but the early hype has already dissolved into disappointment and not a little derision. Here are the details: • $20 for…
  • iPhone 7 Rumor Roundup: Liquid Metal, Force Touch, More

    21 Apr 2015 | 9:11 pm
    iPhone “next” rumors tend to be wild and crazy right up until Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference in June. Thereafter things settle into familiar and predictable patterns. That said, it’s April and the iPhone 6s, nay, iPhone 7 is the talk of the town and, boy oh boy, it’s gonna be freaking awesome!But wait, isn’t Apple expected to ship the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus this year? Yes, that’s probably what the Cupertino company will ship come September. However, inside and Asian supply chain sources are saying this year’s Apple…
  • Prot-On iPhone App Review

    Aron Kramer
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:25 am
    Prot-OnProteccion On-LineUtilitiesFreeDownloadIntroSometimes it can be hard holding all your files and resources for whatever need in one collected place. Whether your storing pictures on multiple e-mail addresses or just can’t seem to find out in which map you left that one file—these days it can get very messy.Some people like the chaos but if you have all your files spread around the web it also makes you an easier target for hackers. Maybe you’re more organized than I am and are just searching for a safer way to store your files.In both cases, we got a great app for you guys…
  • Audvisor iPhone App Review

    Aron Kramer
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:37 pm
    AudvisorAudvisor IncBusinessFreeDownloadIntroWe all have those lovely moments on some of our days when we come across something inspiring. Wether it be a quote you read on the internet or a moving video send to you by a relative—sometimes we wish these things would come to us in a more gathered, organized way.Today I got the chance to check out Audvisor by Audvisor Inc, an app that seems to do just this. So if you’re lookin for a little bit more advice and inspiration in your life, is Audvisor an app for you? Read on to find out!Tabs of inspirationUpon launching Audvisor I was…
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  • Top Reasons Why Print Marketing is Still Relevant in the Digital Era

    Chethan Thimmappa
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    Even if living in a digital era has lead us to communicate via text or email and to advertise via mobile devices or the web, print marketing is more important than ever. Marketers have realized that branded print material should be an integral part of any marketing mix. Therefore, in order to be successful, businesses shouldn’t fail to include valuable print marketing tools such as flyers (which you can order at very affordable prices online, like you can do here), brochures, catalogs, newsletters and business cards in their offline marketing channels. Business should rely on an offline…
  • Screenshots of Windows Phone 10 – How different from 8.1?

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

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

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

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

    mike chua
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    Don’t fret over your aging car’s lack of premium driver-assist features found in today’s luxury car, because Garmin has a brilliant solution, called Garmin nüviCam LMTHD Portable Navigation Device, that will make even the most beat up ride feel like a sophisticated car with those awesome features. Not only will it add GPS navigation to your car, but also bless your car with a dashcam and premium driver-assist features including Forward Collision Warning that will alert you if you are too close to the car ahead and Lane Departure Warning, where audio and visual alerts will be presented…
  • Turing Phone Promised Secured Communications Encased in High-tech Liquidmorphium Material

    mike chua
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:11 am
    After the Edward Snowden fiasco, the world probably saw a bump in the number of people who are paranoia about digital communication security, which in turn opens up a market for secure communication handsets made for everyday people. In fact, we have seen quite a handful on this blog, including one from Boeing, 1DataWorld, Elektrobit, the Blackphone – just to pick out a few. Going on the secured route affords differentiation from the bulk of the competitions, instead going on an all-out spec slug showdown. While that may seem enough for most, a new entrant by the name of Turing Robotic…
  • Meet Four Seasons Private Jet Experience, the Hotel Industry’s First Fully Branded Jet

    mike chua
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Not everyone has the the luxury of owning a private jet, which means folks who want a little more opulence when jet setting will have to settle for First Class seat. Those with more spending power can also opt for private jet for hire by the hour, or one could also drop like 20 grand for a hotel room-in-air and now, you have another option: Four Seasons Private Jet Experience. Touted as the world’s first hotel-branded flying service, Four Seasons Private Jet is packaged with the same service level and commitment as its earthly counterparts. And so, yes. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is…
  • Mercedes-Benz ‘Close-to-Production’ Concept GLC Coupe Made its Appearance at Auto Shanghai 2015

    mike chua
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:51 am
    The Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe unveiled recently at Auto Shanghai 2015 looks nothing like the GLK that it is supposedly succeeding in due course. Described as “close-to-production”, the Concept GLC Coupe looks pretty much like its larger sibling, the GLE Coupe, taking on a beefy, off-road coupe styling that without doubt, has Bimmer’s X4 squarely in its sight. And why not? BMW also has one Grand Tourer (read: MPV) that takes a jab at Benz’s very own R class too, which kind of makes it a fair game. Sporting a twin-blade radiator grille, this sport utility vehicle speaks power and…
  • Casetify Metaluxe iPhone Case Has Interchangeable Back Plate and Aluminum Alloy ‘Camera Corner’

    mike chua
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    Some smartphone users are happy with a case throughout the entire life of the smartphone, while some sees the need for a constant change. Well, if you belong to the latter and insist on sophistication, then we think Casetify’s new Metaluxe iPhone case might be right up your alley. It is a piece of classy accessory co-created by Casetify and designer by Andrea Ponti with interchangeable backplates, allowing you to mix-and-match the look to fit your mood. That kind of addresses your need for change, like every time. The case is actually made up of two parts: a durable outer-band and the said…
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    Falling Glitter- Formerly That Tech Chick

  • Have You Used Hairifintiy + Twitter Party

    Jessica Benton
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Disclosure: I am a Niche Parent Network & Conference Influencer. Thanks to Hairfinity for sponsoring today’s post. Anyone who knows me well enough has heard me complain about my hair. I’m not sure what your typical bi-racial hair type is but I am sure I don’t have it. I don’t have issues growing my hair to a desired long length, but growing healthy hair is a whole different story for me. Without applying some sort of heat to my hair, I end up with a puffy frizzy mess. NOT CUTE! But I love my hair when I find a heatless style that is easy, and works perfect with my…
  • Finding & Participating in the Ivy IVF Study

    Jessica Benton
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    I kept all of these thoughts, feelings and stories about our IVF journey bottled up inside of me, knowing when the time was right I would write about them on my blog. Last week I told you how and why Tommie and I made the decision to have an addition to our family and pursue fertility treatments. This week I wanted to share with everyone why IVF was the choice and qualifying in the Ivy study (the study is no longer taking patients). After my initial appointment with the fertility doctor and preliminary tests at the Houston Fertility Institute, the doctor met with me to go over goals. I told…
  • FREE Mother’s Day Quote Printables

    Jessica Benton
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    This weekend I moved desk areas around. The bigger I get during this pregnancy, the harder it is to sit comfortably on the sofa with my laptop. So I decided to move my non functional desk from my bedroom to my living room. Each and every time I move things around, I have the need to do a tiny bit of redecorating. My mind started going. I had recently bought the double pack of ink for my Canon printer and in the package was 4×6 glossy picture paper. For actual picture prints, I usually order the prints so they last forever and the ink does not run. But it did give me an idea. I have…
  • Reclaiming Your Myspace Pictures

    Jessica Benton
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:13 am
    Myspace was the place to be online a few years back. I can remember when I first created my account and customized my profile back in 2005. It was one of the first social networks that caught attention of even those who were not very internet savvy. You could find long lost friends and even keep up with your kids who were age to have an account. Remembering Myspace We posted updates, found music and posted pictures and shared them with our loved ones. Our Myspace profiles served as our little personal corner on the internet. At the same time, we began to print less pictures because everything…
  • Flamingo Nail Art + #manimonday Linky

    Jessica Benton
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
      Don’t get me wrong, I love nail art but when it comes to painting something detailed, I get a little scared. I tend to like more bold modern looks, but I tried my hand at painting flamingos on my nails for a cute summer nail art design. This is totally different from last weeks summer nail art. Surprisingly the flamingos were simple to paint. For my base coat I used Julep Alexandra. I received it i one of my Julep Monthly subscription box. It is a creamy off white color.   For the Flamingo I used a tiny nail art brush I purchased from Stylish Nail Art Shop on Etsy. The Pure…
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • Sony Xperia Z4 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Specs Battle

    Liviu Anca
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    Contents:DimensionsDisplayProcessorCameraConnectivityMemoryOperating SystemDesignBattery LifePriceConclusionsEarly March, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the folks at Samsung officially unveiled their flagship smartphone for 2015, the Galaxy S6. Now Sony has a competitor for that. A couple of days ago Sony introduced the Xperia Z4 during a press event held in Japan. Since these are two of the most powerful […]
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Receives Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Update Worldwide

    Bogdan Pirvu
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    The official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OTA Update is now live for the Wi-Fi models of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 tablets. The update is currently being rolled out in phases worldwide, as it should reach all devices before the end of this month. Android 5.0.2 Lollipop comes a few months later for the Galaxy Tab S […]
  • Samsung Commences Android 5.0 Lollipop Rollout For Galaxy A3

    Babu Mohan
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:11 am
    After beginning the Android 5.0 Lollipop update rollout for its entire flagship device lineup, Samsung has now moved on to updating its mid-range portfolio to Android Lollipop. First up is the Galaxy A3, the all-metal mid-range Galaxy smartphone from Samsung. Samsung had only recently confirmed that it will roll out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update […]
  • Lenovo Launches K80 Smartphone With 4GB RAM & 4000mAh Battery

    Babu Mohan
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:03 am
    Earlier this year, Asus announced the world’s first smartphone with 4GB RAM in the ZenFone 2. A few weeks later Xiaomi announced its Mi Note Pro with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM. The latest to join the pack is Lenovo with its latest smartphone the K80. Announced for the Chinese market for now, the K80 packs 4GB […]
  • Xiaomi Makes The Colorful Mi 4i Official, Indian Buyers To Get First Dibs

    Babu Mohan
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:56 am
    Xiaomi today announced the Mi 4i smartphone at a huge launch event held in New Delhi, India. Xiaomi International Vice President Hugo Barra and Xiaomi CEO and Founder Lei Jun were both present on stage to officially unveil the latest Xiaomi smartphone, inspired by India and its culture. The Mi 4i is also Xiaomi’s first […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • 3D display without the need for 3D glasses

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have shown the capacity of a technique using graphene oxide and complex laser physics to create a pop-up floating display without the need for 3D glasses. Three dimensional holographic images and floating displays outside a screen have long been a favourite of science fiction movies such as the rescue message carried by R2-D2 in Star Wars. The success of James Cameron’s 3D movie Avatar caused a tremendous worldwide interest in flexible, high-definition and floating display devices. In fact, the dream of optically displaying a 3D object has…
  • Hubble 25 : Best 25 of Stunning Images taken by Hubble Space Telescope in 25 Years.

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:26 am
    In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary, NASA has released 25 of Hubble’s breathtaking and significant images. The Hubble Space Telescope is a space telescope that was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and remains in operation. With a 2.4-meter mirror, Hubble's four main instruments observe in the near ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared spectra. Hubble is the only telescope designed to be serviced in space by astronauts. After launch by Space Shuttle Discovery in 1990, four subsequent Space Shuttle missions repaired, upgraded, and replaced systems on the…
  • Google unveils "Project Fi", a new kind of Wireless Service program.

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:02 am
    Google has announced a new wireless program called "Project Fi" for providing fast and easy wireless experience inexpensively. Google is entering into the wireless business by introducing this Project Fi. The mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) launches with a number of options for customers. The plans are no-contract and start as low as $20 per month for unlimited calling, texting, and WiFi tethering. Additionally, customers receive low-cost international calling and service in 120+ countries. Ideally, you can start a call on WiFi and hop to a network seamlessly. Project Fi has partnered…
  • MIT researchers Magnifying Vibrations in bridges and buildings

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:40 am
    To the naked eye, buildings and bridges appear fixed in place, unmoved by forces like wind and rain. But in fact, these large structures do experience imperceptibly small vibrations that, depending on their frequency, may indicate instability or structural damage. MIT researchers have developed a technique to “see” the vibrations invisible to the naked eye, combining high-speed video with computer vision techniques called motion magnification. “This technique provides a faster, cheaper, and noninvasive alternative to existing monitoring techniques. This could be a noncontact sensor…
  • Earth Day celebrations around the world

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:29 am
    Earth Day is an annual event to honor the earth, celebrated on April 22 in more than 192 countries each year. Many societies also observe Earth Week or Earth Month, throughout the month of April. The first Earth Day was celebrated  in 1970.The Santa Barbara oil spill occurred in January and February 1969 in the Santa Barbara Channel, near the city of Santa Barbara in Southern California. Nelson, after seeing the damage done by massive oil, was inspired to organize a national “teach-in” that focused on educating the public about the environment. Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the…
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  • Come disabilitare la tastiera interna nei Notebook

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:46 am
    Qualche volta è necessario usare metodi drastici. Delle volte bisogna letteralmente disabilitare parti del nostro computer portatile per fare in modo di ritrovare un po’ di normale, perfetta vivibilità con quel che facciamo ogni giorno. Questa volta parliamo della tastiera, una delle parti che subiscono un maggior consumo nel nostro PC. La tastiera ha una durata piuttosto variabile nella vita del nostro Notebook. Può essere di diversa tecnologia, che va dai microtasti alle più semplici e silenziose membrane. Quest’ultime prendono a consumarsi più in fretta e perciò trovarci con…
  • Recuperare foto su Android

    Gio Tuzzi
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Uno degli svantaggi degli smartphone è sicuramente quello di non avere un cestino: in tanti casi, infatti, è possibile cancellare inavvertitamente delle immagini e poi recuperare foto su Android non è proprio una passeggiata. Fortunatamente, a differenza di quanto pensino tanti utenti, recuperare foto su Android è possibile su ogni tipo di dispositivo mobile con sistema operativo Android ed iOS. Esistono dei programmi dedicati proprio al recupero dati smartphone, infatti, che permettono anche di recuperare foto su Android, rimettendo insieme i dati ed estraendoli per fare in modo che…
  • Office Delve, rilascio ufficiale per iOS e Android

    Gio Tuzzi
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:58 am
    Finalmente Microsoft ha tolto i veli al nuovo aggiornamento per la versione Preview di Office 2016 per Mac, che è stata svelata per la prima volta nel corso dei primi giorni dell’ultimo mese di marzo. Inoltre, il marchio di Redmond, ha comunicato l’arrivo ufficiale dell’app Office Delve per i dispositivi mobili Android e iOS, anche se la versione per Windows verrà rilasciata tra qualche mese. Interessante anche la presentazione dell’app Office 365 Video. Il nuovo aggiornamento di Office 2016 per Mac si concentra sulla correzione dei bug più diffusi e su alcuni…
  • Expo 2015, tutte le app utili per l’evento

    Gio Tuzzi
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:05 am
    E’ molto complicato immaginare Expo 2015 senza alcun tipo di apporto ed appoggio tecnologico. L’ultimo esempio in ordine di tempo è certamente quello del Salone del Mobile, che è iniziato da poche ore, ma può già contare su un’applicazione ufficiale che guidi tutti gli interessati ed appassionati in questa celebre manifestazione. L’app ufficiale dell’esposizione universale prende il nome di Expo Milano 2015 Official App: ci sarà una mappa, suddivisa ovviamente tra le zone più importanti, i cluster ed i luoghi tematici, senza dimenticare i costanti…
  • Nasce PlayStation®Plus Bonus, scopriamone i vantaggi

    14 Apr 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Sconti e vantaggi: così potremmo riassumere il servizio offerto da PlayStation®Plus Bonus dallo scorso 8 aprile esclusivamente in Italia, un vero e proprio club creato da Playstation per tutti gli amanti dei videogames e per chi vuole divertirsi, anche senza console. Utilizzando questo servizio, sarà possibile godere di interessanti promozioni e ottenere buoni sconto davvero vantaggiosi. Ma andiamo con ordine:  per accedere a Playstation Plus Bonus, è necessario autenticarsi utilizzando le medesime credenziali utilizzate per accedere a PSNSM , il Playstation Network che consente di…
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  • One-third of businesses have mobile sites. What are you waiting for?

    Sachin Khosla
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:33 am
    Today, one-third of all web pages are served to mobile phones as mobile’s share of total we traffic has jumped up to 39%! Thus, having a mobile friendly website is very important for any online business. A mobile page is designed by compressing and removing elements to simplify the usage. Read More
  • Online Video : A Key Component for Successful Marketing

    Sachin Khosla
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:20 am
    When you are running a business, marketing is an essential factor for growth. With the aid of video marketing, business ideas can be properly explained and potentials find it easier to understand your services and strategies. There are certain guidelines on how to do video marketing which will help you Read More
  • BigCommerce Vs Shopify: Which Online Store Builder Should You Choose?

    Sachin Khosla
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:23 am
    Many online platforms allow users to run an online store and sell their products online. From product displays to store design to online payments to order tracking, these platforms help business owners with end to end solution. When looking for an online store builder for your business, selecting from BigCommerce Read More
  • SaaS vs Self Hosted: Which Way Should You Go?

    Sachin Khosla
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:29 pm
    The recent years have witnessed a change in the way software and applications are delivered to users. The self-hosted software which is the traditional model consists of downloading and installation of the software on a computer or server. This model served as the most common form software delivery to institutions Read More
  • Ready? It’s time you open an ecommerce store

    Sachin Khosla
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:55 am
    Physical stores have limitations like geographical location, store charges like rent and timings (a physical store remains open for certain duration). These limitations allow them to be reachable and accessible to only limited number of people. E-commerce websites help the stores and businesses in many ways: E-commerce stores makes your Read More
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  • Tips & Tricks: How to Use Our Newsletter/Update Feature

    23 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    With e-junkie, you have options for using and building your mailing list. We integrate with third-parties like MailChimp and Aweber (find out how to do that here) AND we have our own mailing feature. If you are using e-junkie with PayPal Standard, then buyers are automatically added to your mailing list. Otherwise buyers have to opt-in during checkout. Once your list is built in e-junkie, you  just click on the Send Updates/Newsletter option on our Seller Admin page and you will get a page that looks like this...Read more »
  • How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Web Design Mistakes

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Guest blog post by the folks at 3magine Web Design.Your website is one of the most important features of your business. Whether you are using it to collect leads, build awareness of your brand or sell your products, you need a solid website. Unfortunately, small businesses have limited resources and that can mean their website design suffers. Here are 5 of the most common website design mistakes and how to avoid them... Read more »
  • Tips & Tricks: Integrating with Third-Party Mailing Systems

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:08 pm
    When you are selling online, building an email list is a necessity. When you have one, you can send your buyers an e-blast to notify them of upcoming sales, news about your products, etc. You can use these emails to entice them to buy something and follow you on other channels, and you can empower them to become your brand ambassadors. The third-party integration feature that we outline below will allow you to take in buyers' data (with their permission) and add it to a mailing system. The most common ones that E-junkie integrates with are Aweber, who we are pre-integrated with, and…
  • Tips & Tricks: The E-Junkie PDF Stamping Feature

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:07 pm
    When you sell a product online you want to give it as much protection from pirating as possible.With e-junkie, if what you are selling is a PDF (usually an eBook), you can use our Stamping feature to add a watermark to the upper left of each page of your document. The watermark will include the buyer’s name and email address.Before going over how to set this up in e-junkie, I want to say that there is no 100% fool-proof way to keep people from sharing files. If people want to share a file, they will be able to do so. No system can keep this from happening. But you can deter people from…
  • The Importance of Evolving Your Brand

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Part of owning a business is constantly evaluating your marketing efforts. Is your target market from five or ten years ago still your target market? Does your logo still appeal to your buyers? Are your taglines still relevant? Lets go over a few businesses and how they have evolved their brand to reflect the changing world.Read more »
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  • 12 Pack Bundles

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

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

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

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

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

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

    13 Apr 2015 | 8:18 am
    Every day, technology storms are rising ahead at a faster rate. For creative designers and animators keeping up with all technological advancements is an arduous and complicated task. This is why; designers today look for vigilant innovations that could make an impact. If we talk about web design industry, you will realize that what worked […] The post New trends affecting online design industry appeared first on Skyje.
  • Secret Revealed to be a Successful Headshot Photographer

    11 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    Headshot Photography  does not only mean how a photographer using their camera, gear and the gizmos;  it’s a perfect framing for capturing one person  complete expression for a specific purpose. Sometimes your client needs this for their personal activity or sometimes for professional purpose, that’s why you should keep in mind to find out their […] The post Secret Revealed to be a Successful Headshot Photographer appeared first on Skyje.
  • Top 10 Reasons to Stick to Wix – Best Online Store Builder

    7 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    Are you still debating whether you have invested your time and money in the right eCommerce website building platform? You may have spent days comparing the must have features of an eCommerce solution, but yet to take a final call. Let’s make your job easier now. If your online store is already powered by Wix, […] The post Top 10 Reasons to Stick to Wix – Best Online Store Builder appeared first on Skyje.
  • In-App Advertising: Best Way to Monetize Your Android App

    1 Apr 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Mobile advertising is a nightmare for most of the advertisers due to lower revenue and the CTRs (Click through Rates) are making it difficult for them to survive in the advertising market. It is important to maximize the monetization of the apps with high fill rates and premium eCPMs. Becoming an app developer has become […] The post In-App Advertising: Best Way to Monetize Your Android App appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • Object store and hybrid clouds at Cloudian

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

    15 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    I attended the SNIA Data Storage Innovation (DSI) Conference in Santa Clara, CA last week and ran into a number of old friends and met a few new ones. While attending the conference, there were a few sessions that seemed to bring the conference to life for me. Microsoft Software Defined Storage Journey Jose Barreto, Principal Program Manager – Microsoft, spent a little time on what’s currently shipping with Scale-out File Service, Storage Spaces and other storage components of Windows software defined storage solutions. Essentially, what Microsoft is learning from Azure cloud…
  • Transporter, a private Dropbox in a tower

    4 Apr 2015 | 10:52 am
    Move over Dropbox, Box and all you synch&share wannabees, there’s a new synch and share in town. At SFD7 last month, we were visiting with Connected Data where CEO, Geoff Barrell was telling us all about what was wrong with today’s cloud storage solutions. In front of all the participants was this strange, blue glowing device. As it turns out, Connected Data’s main product is the File Transporter, which is a private file synch and share solution. All the participants were given a new, 1TB Transporter system to take home. It was an interesting sight to see a dozen of…
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    Tech Hamlet

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • How to Spot Fake Apple Lightning Cable (Infographic)

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

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

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

    Shaan Haider
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:43 am
    Screen size of smartphone is constantly increasing. Once a 5-inch screen size was enough to call a phone as Phablet. Then later Nokia launched Lumia 1320, Lumia 1520 and Huawei launched the Ascend Mate 7 which are having 6-inch screens. And now, Huawei went one step ahead and it's latest flagship device P8 Max is going to have the huge 6.8-inch screen. Huawei has recently launched the Huawei P8
  • Sony FDR-X1000V Action Cam - Full Features and Specs

    Shaan Haider
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:09 am
    Action cameras are getting more and more popular these days. GoPro cameras started the concept and now the major camera brands are also joining the league of the action cams. Sony is one of the most popular smartphone and camera brand and Sony has recently launched a series of Action Cams which comes with high specs and lots of interesting features. The recent in the series of the Sony Action
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  • Beauty Gadget Review: Philips Lumea Compact

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

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

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

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

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

  • Book Review: Delivering Happiness

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

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

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

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

    Joe Kinsella
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:38 am
    Early in CloudHealth I used Trello as a quick and easy way to manage my time. Having a visual board gave me a sense of order that helped better manage my Lean validation. As time went on and the company was formed, I found new uses for Trello, such as managing my sprints, roadmap, personal to-do list and even product documentation. As we started ramping our 2015 hiring, our HR manager and I decided to try a new use for Trello: as a hiring board. The model we adopted was simple: cards as candidates and color-coded labels to denote our different sources (e.g. referral, recruiter, internally…
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  • BitDefender Internet Security 2015 Free 6 Months License

    11 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
    BY Ramakanth Recently the Romanian Security firm Bitdefender released the  2015 edition of Bitdefender Internet Security, now the security firm started a promotion and  offering a 6 month License of BitDefender Internet Security 2015 for free to anyone. BitDefender Internet Security 2015 arrives with a more more intuitive and redesigned interface, the new features in 2015 edition include...
  • Steganos Online Shield Free for a Year

    4 Apr 2015 | 5:12 pm
    BY Ramakanth Steganos Online Shield is a VPN software for your windows system that not only anonymize your system and lets you access  geo-restricted content, but  also it will protect your privacy  and prevents malware attacks by  encrypting your internet connection. Normally we think that Internet means absolute freedom, but now in many countries a number of websites […] This is a post...
  • Get Cyberlink PhotoDirector 5 For Free

    2 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    BY Ramakanth  Cyberlink PhotoDirector 5 is a powerful photo, image editor and organizer, which introduces some high-end  editing features while remaining easy to use. The application is designed to provide users with professional-grade photo manipulation capabilities, while also offering great performance. PhotoDirector  normally sells for around $49, but as a Black Friday deal, Cyberlink in...
  • MacX DVD Ripper Pro Giveaway

    2 Apr 2015 | 7:57 pm
    BY Ramakanth Digitary software is  holding an Easter giveaway of MacX DVD Ripper Pro (the latest version) to help users dig out more fun during the holiday, everyone is entitled to get the licensed copy of ultra-fast DVD ripper software for free and enjoy surprisingly huge savings. Grab the freebie and get involved into their  Easter giveaway […] This is a post from Read the...
  • Sticky Password 8 Premium One year License for free

    2 Apr 2015 | 6:41 pm
    BY Ramakanth Sticky Password is a popular password manager that securely stores and protects your online passwords and personal information than your browser. Although your browser can remember all the different passwords you use to log into sites across the web, but it will not be as secure as dedicated password manager such as Sticky Password. Remembering […] This is a post from...
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • Are Regular News and Events Headlines Helpful?

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

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

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

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

    Jason Slater
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:26 am
    According to The Sleep Council March is “National Bed Month”. As they say, “It is the time of year when we like to remind everyone of the importance of getting a better night’s sleep and the role a good bed ... Read More
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  • [Software Update] CCleaner 5.05 Now Available for Download

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of CCleaner is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Good news for CCleaner users! Piriform has released CCleaner v5.05 to public which comes with many improvements and changes mentioned in the changelog given at the end. CCleaner is a free system optimization, privacy and cleaning […]
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10061 Available for Download

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you are using Windows 10 Technical Preview version in your computer, here is a good news for you. Microsoft has released another new update Build 10061 of Windows 10 to public. The new build is available for download via Windows Update, so it'll be automatically downloaded and installed in all computers running Windows 10 […]
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10052 for Phones Available for Download

    22 Apr 2015 | 2:24 am
    If you are using Windows 10 Technical Preview build in your mobile phone, here is a good news for you. Microsoft has released a new build 10052 of Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones. This build comes with fixes for many issues which we'll discuss later in this topic. How to Update or Install This […]
  • Download Windows 10 Themes for Windows 8 and 8.1

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:28 am
    Almost all of us know about Microsoft's upcoming OS Windows 10 which is currently under development and testing phase. A free Technical Preview version of Windows 10 can be downloaded and installed from Microsoft to test its new features and improvements: Download Windows 10 Free Technical Preview Windows 10 comes with many new features such […]
  • [Guide] Different Ways to Close and Restart Explorer in Windows

    14 Apr 2015 | 10:54 pm
    This article is a collection of some of our exclusive tutorials which have helped you in learning how to restart Explorer in Windows operating system. Actually many tips-n-tricks or troubleshooting guides posted on our website require you to restart Windows Shell so that Windows can apply the changes made by you. In such situations, you […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • 50 Years of Moore’s Law

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

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

    20 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    The Diana Thater exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Art is stunning! Incorporating science, art, and display technology, visitors explore the universe in vibrant color and detail.Read more
  • Named a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company

    19 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    I’m pleased to announce Applied Materials was once again named a World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, a leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.Read more
  • Applied Materials Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award

    17 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    For the 5th consecutive year, Applied Materials has been recognized with Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier award.Read more
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  • Update HTC One Max (Global GSM/Verizon/Sprint) to Android 5.1 with CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM

    22 Apr 2015 | 8:35 pm
    HTC One Max (Global GSM/Verizon/Sprint) users can now update their phone to Android 5.1 Lollipop via CyanogenMod 12.1 custom ROM. HTC will not release Android 5.1 Lollipop update for One Max anytime soon, however users who are impatiently waiting for the new Lollipop OS can enjoy Android 5.1... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Enable Native Voice Call Recording Feature on Rooted Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

    22 Apr 2015 | 1:05 am
    Like Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge has also native voice call recording feature, but deactivated the feature for specific reason. However, rooted Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users can enable the native voice call-recording feature, if this feature is legal in your country. There is... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Save WhatsApp Conversations, Images and Videos to Google Drive and Save Storage Space

    19 Apr 2015 | 11:03 pm
    WhatsApp has added Google Drive backup feature to the client, which means it now lets you save your WhatsApp conversations, photos and videos to your cloud storage account Google Drive. This long awaited feature not only keeps your conversations safe, but it also saves valuable space on your phone.... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Disable Guest Accounts Option in Android 5 Lollipop (Required Root)

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:02 pm
    In this tutorial, we show you how to disable the Guest accounts option in Android 5 Lollipop. It can be useful, for instance, just in case you do not want your kids to create a separate account (guest account) on their phone, which lets them by-pass security restrictions that you have imposed on... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Update Moto X 2013 to Android 5.1 with Official CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM

    19 Apr 2015 | 7:04 am
    Android 5.1 Lollipop update for Moto X 2013 might not see an official release very soon. However, if you cannot wait for the official update, an official CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM running on the latest Android 5.1 is now available for Moto X 2013. Rooted, bootloader unlocked Moto X 2013 users can enjoy... [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

  • Haier – Launches Its Smartphone Lineup In Pakistan

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

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

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

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    One of the main duties every IT department is charged with is patch management. It is for this reason that all IT departments need a reliable patch management solution. Many people often wonder what the best approach is when it comes to patch management. It all depends on the infrastructure and design of a company’s network for both the future and the present.   There are currently two main divisions available when it comes to patch management solutions and each one has its disadvantages and advantages. You can choose to have patch management assimilated into a much bigger management…
  • Voyager 1: NASA’s Most Far Flying Spacecraft

    Bilal Sarwari
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:19 am
    NASA has reported that its spacecraft Voyager 1 has recently entered a region in space that was unexplored till date. This new region is named as – “The Magnetic Highway.” Voyager 1 has spent 35 years putting its efforts for exploring the space with a speed of 11 miles per second. Voyager scientists now believe that it might be the last region that Voyager 1 is traversing before passing through the interstellar space. About voyager 1: An amazing spacecraft Voyager 1 has been traversing around the heliosphere for many years now. As the Voyager meets away from the sun it experiences…
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  • Zero G Anti Gravity Case For The iPhone Owner!

    David Allen
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:41 am
    Imagine being able to safely and securely stick your iPhone onto almost any flat surface allowing you to use it hands free or with one hand. This would be great, but what are the chances of the iPhone falling to the ground and ending up damaged? With the Zero G case has been designed to […]
  • Wake Up To The I’m Up Alarm!

    David Allen
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    Getting up in the morning can be a right chore for some people and so in order to skip past the alarm there is the snooze button and this just helps you to get up late, which makes you late right through your day until it all starts over again. This is an interesting new app […]
  • The Thin And Strong Vallett Wallet!

    David Allen
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:38 am
    Many of us use a wallet, but often they lose shape and appear to be bloated even though it is carrying the same amount of stuff. However, the Vallett is different, it’s thin and stays thin, which means it is going to be good all of the time. The Vallett is made from carbon fibre […]
  • Charge Your Smartphone Fast With Charge Doubler!

    David Allen
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:35 am
    If there is one thing worse than finding that your Smartphone has a low battery, it has to be how long it takes to charge it back up. Most of us can afford the odd half an hour now and then, but sometimes this is not long enough to provide a complete charge and this […]
  • Stikey Your New Smartphone Accessory!

    David Allen
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:05 am
    Stikey is a magnetic wall mount, a handy cable tidy, a magnetic Smartphone stand and it can be attached to your key ring for easy portability. It is not that often that you get one device with so many different features and functions, but the Stikey might be the only accessory you need for your […]
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  • How do you go about managing brand and reputation risk when your customer has a louder voice?

    Andre Steenkamp
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Over the past 10 years, organisations have seen the control they used to have in their interactions with their customers slip slowly away. Where you used to build your brand with big TV ads and manage your reputation through your media relations department, consumer perceptions and attitudes about your company are now increasingly formed by the word on the social media grapevine. In the past, a customer that was pleased or unhappy about your product or service might have told 10 friends or family members, who may have each told another 10 over the period of a few weeks. Now, a [...] The post…
  • 5 super-luxurious SUVs that ask the question: who needs a limousine?

    Ryan Bubear
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:50 pm
    A generous handful of people out there are wealthy enough to pay someone else to drive them around. And, no, summoning an Uber driver doesn’t count. Nope, not even Uber Black. We’re referring instead to those elite individuals who have full-time chauffeurs on their books (have a look at our earlier feature on the top chauffeur-driven cars for stinking rich technophiles). Such a well-to-do character clearly prefers the comfort of the rear seats to the apparent hard work of the driver’s perch, and thus recruits a professional driver to do his or her on-road bidding. Read more on…
  • Windows 10 updates, ‘Mad Max’ mayhem and ‘GTA V’ wildlife: the TGIF Video Roundup

    Staff Reporter
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:36 pm
    TGIF, and we really shouldn’t be at work, but that won’t stop us from gandering through the week’s best tech, gadget and gaming videos, now will it? If you missed last week’s roundup, catch it below. Read more: Samsung Galaxy S6 bendgate and ‘Game of Hyrule’ trailer: the TGIF Video Roundup We’ve been shirking our Friday duties of bringing you the best videos from around the web, and you know what, we’re bad. Bad Gearburn! Read more on Gearburn. Related articlesSamsung Galaxy S6 bendgate and ‘Game of Hyrule’ trailer: the TGIF Video RoundupVideo: BlackBerry…
  • Do startup founders make great CEOs?

    Surekha James
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Calling yourself a CEO is easy. All it takes is getting a stack of business cards made, and slapping your name and the CEO title on them. There is, however, a journey that a founder has to take to become a CEO. So to ask the question “Do founders make great CEOs?” is perhaps uninformed because, for a startup founder to become a good CEO, he needs to actually learn how to get there. There’s an excellent post by venture capitalist, Ben Horowitz that highlights the importance of teaching founders to be CEOs. Because really, being a CEO is an entirely [...] The post Do startup founders make…
  • 6 trends that will help accelerate Nigeria’s tech revolution #MWA2015

    Paul Adepoju
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:35 pm
    On Day One of Mobile West Africa in Lagos, Nigeria, a panel of five experts predicted what they believe are the next things that would happen to accelerate the evolution of the tech industry in Nigeria. Members of the panel were James McNab who’s Africa’s MD of Basebone, Toyosi Akerele, founder and CEO of RISE Group, Omatsola Osawaru Barrow sales executive at MTN Nigeria, Valentine Obi who’s CEO of eTranzact International, and Emmanuel Revmatas — a director at Samsung Electronics West Africa. 1. Relevant and engaging apps Barrow believes in the next few years we will…
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  • With the Comcast-TWC merger dead, Charter looks ready to pounce

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Comcast and Time Warner Cable confirmed on Friday morning that their $45.2 billion merger deal was finally dead, but just hours later, reports are already beginning to spread about Charter picking up where Comcast left off. READ MORE: Don’t celebrate yet: Comcast will find new ways to take revenge on America According to The Wall Street Journal, people familiar with the matter believe that Charter will approach Time Warner Cable with an offer of its own very soon. They know that they’
  • The Minority Report Of Famine Prediction Knows Where To Send Aid

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:50 pm
    On a day spent dodging Periscope unboxings of Apple Watches on the other side of the country, it’s difficult to believe that there’s too little information in the world. But when it comes to life-and-death predictions of agriculture in Africa, our system is woefully inadequate, and the only hope is space. Read more...
  • New version of Google Glass to get makeover from Italian eyewear maker Luxottica

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Luxottica, the Italian eyewear maker that owns Ray-Ban and Oakley, is working with Google to design a new version of Glass, its CEO said Friday. The disclosure is a further indication that Google Glass, which is still being sold to business, will be revived at some point as a product for consumers. Luxottica is working with Google on a second version of Glass, and the online giant is also rethinking how a future model might look, Massimo Vian, one of Luxottica’s two CEOs, told shareholders in
  • The secret ordeals Apple puts developers through so they can make amazing Watch apps

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    App developers are Apple’s secret MVPs. Without applications, the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch would be immensely boring devices. Apple knows this, and that’s why it always tries to outshine the competition when it comes to app availability for its products, including the newly launched Apple Watch. DON’T MISS: Google Maps trolls Apple in the most unbelievably inappropriate way To ensure it has decent Apple Watch apps at launch, Apple invited various developers to its secret Watch
  • Dungeons 2 review: Almost the Dungeon Keeper 3 you've been waiting for

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:06 pm
    I don’t really want to spend most of my Dungeons 2 review discussing the mobile “game”/extortion attempt/mockery that EA put out a few years back and slapped with the name Dungeon Keeper in order to prey on people’s nostalgia for the classic PC game. Mainly because I never want to think about that piece of garbage ever again. So I won’t. Suffice it to say, Dungeons 2 is better than that pseudo-Dungeon Keeper racket. But that bar couldn’t be lower if the person holding the bar got sta
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  • YouTube turns 10

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    Over the last ten years YouTube has become increasingly ingrained in our lives, creating its own celebrities that have following bigger than most popstars, and defining online video. When Google bought YouTube for $.165 billion in 2006, many thought that the search giant had paid over the odd for the service that had not turned a profit. However, then came the iPhone and the mobile revolution, where suddenly everyone had a camera in their pocket at all times, ready to shoot videos of their friends, activities, and anything that happens around them. Bandwidth improved just as the quality of…
  • Apple Watch versus Android Wear: who has won the Smartwatch war?

    Simon Jones
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    Remember when tablets first came out and no one really saw the point, but they found their place? Well it seems the tech world is now making room for smartwatches. While some of the world may still be sceptical, at least five new watches are coming out this year hinting that Smart Watches will be taking centre stage in 2015. Now that Apple are finally playing catch up, the Android versus Apple battle commences once again and our friends at Mobile Phones Direct review the top 4 smart watches out on the market: Apple Watch, Moto 360, LG Watch G R and Kickstarter’s most successful project: the…
  • What is VoIP?

    Simon Jones
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), is a collection of technologies that allow people to communicate (voice, fax, SMS, voice-messaging) over the internet rather than through the dedicated public switched telephone network (PSTN), and is the direction in which all communication is travelling. The phoneline and phones in many people’s homes and businesses continue to use the similar technologies to those available a century ago, with analogue audio sent along a copper wire and only digitised about the phone company’s digital concentrator at the end of the road. However, we live in…
  • Compare the Market takes over Orange Wednesdays as ‘Meerkat Movies’

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:52 am
    Price Comparison website Compare the Market has taken over the idea of 2-for-1 cinema tickets with a new promotion dubbed ‘Meerkat Movies’. 5 million existing customers will have exclusive access to the discounts today, ahead of the offer launching nationwide on 3 April. Customers who have bought qualifying products through the Compare the Market website will be eligible for 2-for-1 cinema tickets every Tuesday and Wednesday for a year, with the tickets redeemable through a code on the Meerkat Movies app. Compare the Market Marketing Director Mark Vile commented: “We are in…
  • Thousands fooled by Facebook scam claiming to offer free Qantas flights

    16 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    More than 100,000 internet users have been fooled by a fake Qantas Facebook page, which claimed to offer free first class flights. The page attracted at least 80,000 likes and over 100,000 shares by claiming to offers travellers the chance to win free flights for a year, before it was taken down by Facebook. The fake page is designed to attract a large number of likes before switching into promoting other dubious products and services for which users had not subscribed. Despite selling pages being against Facebook’s terms and conditions, a page with more than 100,000 likes could attract…
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  • Business Marketing: 4 Ways to Reach Your Audience

    19 Apr 2015 | 6:42 pm
    As a business owner, getting the word out about your product or service is very important. Marketing is a key component of every business as it entices new customers to try your product or service and reminds existing customers to continue their patronage. Of course there are more traditional forms of marketing, which include print advertisements, […]
  • Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router + Netgear N300 Range Extender Review

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:31 pm
    I have owned a lot of home internet routers over the years. Why? There used to be a time when I swore that they created them to be unstable and last only 1-2 years. It seemed like every router that I owned suffered from constant disconnects, or just one day stopped working. I’ve had this problem for […]
  • Skybell: Answer the Doorbell From Your Smartphone w/ Giveaway

    10 Apr 2015 | 2:31 pm
        Have you ever wondered who was at the door, but you did not want to get up to look? I work from home, and very rarely am I expecting anyone to ring my doorbell. I am not the “we are just stopping by” type. If you are coming over, I better know about […]
  • Eco-Friendly Apps to Help You Live Greener

    8 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Now that we know more about how products that we use from day to day affect the environment, many of us have decided to be more eco-friendly. If you are about that life, then you may be wondering how to ensure that you are remaining eco-friendly even when on the go. Well, we know that […]
  • Benefits of Hosting Your Website on a Virtual Private Server

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    When thinking about setting up your website or blog, there are tons of things that that you need to take into account. If the website is going to get a lot of traffic, then you need to think about hosting it on a server that is able to handle the bandwidth and other server resources that a […]
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    Experts Exchange » Tech News

  • Nata’s Corner: April 2015

    EE Staff
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    For those of you who participated in one of those tournament things, you’ll be amused to hear that the other half’s bracket blew up when Iowa State lost the second game of the first day. Perhaps he should have picked a different game and maybe used a different search engine. I don’t know what the weather is like in your part of the world, but we’ve been dealing with spring for about a month now. That always means lots of new things (and a few recycled old ones). One that caught everyone’s attention was a patent that was granted to Boeing for a force field.
  • Nata’s Corner: March 2015

    EE Staff
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Chicken Little was right. Twice. Maybe even three times. The other half wants to know when he can get high speed Internet and whether the FCC’s new rules apply or whether he needs to go send a dingo to Congress by jetpack. One of the reasons I don’t use Gmail all that much is because there are a gazillion people who have sent me email and I have no idea who they are or why they wrote to me five years ago. I have to admit that it’s a typical situation – I could have done a little digging and figured it all out – but the people at CNet posted how-to turn off the…
  • Nata’s Corner: February 2015

    EE Staff
    1 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    There are two companies who dominate the online advertising business, right? We all know it’s impossible to keep up with what Facebook does with your information, because every time someone gets a good handle on their privacy settings, they change them. But there’s a pretty straightforward list that helps you navigate what information Google stores about you. Oh, and don’t forget to come up with decent passwords. It seems like every few days, there is a story about the latest scam to hit – usually about two weeks after it’s been filling our inboxes. The most…
  • Nata’s Corner: January 2015

    EE Staff
    10 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    No, nobody got me one for Christmas. Good thing, too, or I’d have had to hurt someone. We stayed pretty close to home this year, and just enjoyed a day of peace and quiet – something that the Other Half has been asking for for years (though if I hit the lottery in the next couple of months, I might consider this for him. And speaking of “asking for for years”, both and Wikipedia are asking for money. In the past, I’ve used this space to run an end of the year list of lists, but some things outlive their usefulness, so I’ve only come up with a…
  • Nata’s Corner: November 2014

    2 Nov 2014 | 9:13 am
    A month or so ago, Apple announced its Apple Pay mobile payments system and there was a lot written about how it was going to change the world with regard to using your phone to pay in stores. Not so fast, though: two major drug store chains have said “No, thanks“. Of course, the competition isn’t having things much better; CurrentC was hacked last week and it’s still in beta-testing. But I think the stories are missing the point. The other day, we were in a grocery store and instead of pulling out his card, the Other Half actually pulled a couple of bills out of his…
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  • Apple Watch bands can be easily damaged like any other watch bands, but don’t freak out about it

    Chris Smith
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Apple’s Watch is, at the end of the day, a product that will suffer damages including standard wear and tear. So don’t expect it to be any differently than regular watches from that point of view -- and that goes double for the watch's bands, including the Sport fluoroelastomer and Leather bands, according to pictures posted by 9to5Mac. Continue reading...
  • With the Comcast-TWC merger dead, Charter looks ready to pounce

    Jacob Siegal
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Comcast and Time Warner Cable confirmed on Friday morning that their $45.2 billion merger deal was finally dead, but just hours later, reports are already beginning to spread about Charter picking up where Comcast left off. Continue reading...
  • The secret ordeals Apple puts developers through so they can make amazing Watch apps

    Chris Smith
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    App developers are Apple's secret MVPs. Without applications, the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch would be immensely boring devices. Apple knows this, and that’s why it always tries to outshine the competition when it comes to app availability for its products, including the newly launched Apple Watch. Continue reading...
  • Meet Couchlet, the device that turns your couch into a charging station

    Jacob Siegal
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Have you ever been sitting on the couch with a dying phone, wishing you didn't have to traipse into the other room just to plug it in on your bedside table? What if I told you that your couch, previously an obstacle for charging your devices, could become your next power station? Continue reading...
  • Apple Watch tip: Here’s what to do if you have problems setting up your watch

    Chris Smith
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    So your Apple Watch just arrived in the mail. Now what? The first thing you'll need to do with the device is to run through its initial setup with help of a compatible iPhone (at least iPhone 5 or later). Continue reading...
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    TechVorm » Mobile Arena

  • Asus Zenfone 5 Is A Good Performer In Budget Segment#MyAsusZenFone

    Jatinder Paul
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Hardly a day passes when we hear the launch of a new smartphone or smartphones either by a Chinese company or an Indian company, although both are made in China, with litttle bit tweaks here and there and with new model name and number. In such a scenario, the budget customer gets confused what to buy when […] The post Asus Zenfone 5 Is A Good Performer In Budget Segment#MyAsusZenFone appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Micromax Canvas Tab P480 With 7 Inch Display, Dual SIM Calling Android Tablet Launched At Rs. 6,999

    Jatinder Paul
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
    Micromax has launched today its 7-inch Canvas Tab P480 tablet, which is the company’s third device in the revamped Canvas Tab series, after the P470 and the Intel-powered Canvas Tab P666. The Canvas Tab P480 is priced at Rs. 6,999. This tablet comes in the color options of Blue and White. The Micromax Canvas Tab P480 will […] The post Micromax Canvas Tab P480 With 7 Inch Display, Dual SIM Calling Android Tablet Launched At Rs. 6,999 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Amazon Introduces Shopping App For Apple Watch

    Jatinder Paul
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:35 pm
    To enable its existing and prospective customers not to miss any shopping opportunity, the world-renowned online retail giant has introduced its shopping app for the upcoming Apple watch. The Amazon shopping app will be available on Apple Watch in Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, U.S. and U.K. Designed for the on-the-go customer, the shopping […] The post Amazon Introduces Shopping App For Apple Watch appeared first on TechVorm.
  • LAVA Iris Alfa L with 5.5-inch Display, 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor, Lollipop OS Launched At Rs. 8,000

    Jatinder Paul
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    LAVA Internationa, one of the established Indian brand in the mobile handset industry, today added a new member to its Iris brand of smartphones with the launch of Iris Alfa L. The L denotes for the latest Android Lollipop OS 5.0, which runs this smartphone. The Iris Alfa L is available in white and metallic grey […] The post LAVA Iris Alfa L with 5.5-inch Display, 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor, Lollipop OS Launched At Rs. 8,000 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Xiaomi Mi 4i With 5 Inch HD Display, 13MP Camera & 3120mAh Battery Launched At Rs. 12,999

    Jatinder Paul
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    Xiaomi, which is considered Apple of China, and which has created flutter in Indian market with its aggressively priced smartphones, has launched today its new flagship device, the Mi 4i, at a global premier in New Delhi, India. The Mi 4i has very reasonable price tag of Rs. 12,999. The Mi 4i will go on […] The post Xiaomi Mi 4i With 5 Inch HD Display, 13MP Camera & 3120mAh Battery Launched At Rs. 12,999 appeared first on TechVorm.
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  • How to Speed Up Windows PC’s Internet and System Performance?

    Robin C
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:43 am
    Microsoft Windows 8 is definitely the best operating system for Tablets and didn’t meet microsoft’s expectation on Desktops and Laptops from its users. It has got lot of bug fixes, improvements when Microsoft Windows 8.1 released for existing Windows 8 users. Addressing various user problems and issues microsoft made plenty of changes and Start menu is one of the top in the line. Though it has not bring back the full Windows 7 Start menu experience, microsoft did made some excellent changes to bring several essential and frequently accessed features to front. Desktop environment…
  • Best External Battery Power Banks for iPhone and Android Mobiles

    Robin C
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:15 am
    If there is one thing that mobile manufacturers are all same and so close together, it will be Battery Technology. Even the expensive iPhone has battery juice problems and Samsung took advantage of it few months ago by coming up with Wall Hugger commercial to tease iPhone users short battery life. Business users and people who use their smartphone quite heavy, always end up with red color battery indicators before the end of the day or before evening itself. That is the reason, people prefer External Battery Power Bank to charge whenever, wherever they are without any need of searching for…
  • CleanMyMac 3 Review, Is it a Good Cleaner App for Mac OS X?

    Robin C
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    Macpaw’s CleanMyMac 3 announced yesterday with tons of improvements in the background without much change to its existing, easy to use Design and UI. You’ve never used this software before? Don’t worry, we have you covered with our Cleanmymac 3 Review with all of its Feature Highlights and details explored. Slow loading mac’s are not new and most of the users try to remove their existing softwares / apps installed or reinstall OS X to boost the speed of OS X. Which is definitely not the recommended way to do. CleanMyMac from Macpaw is an All-In-One utility to speed up…
  • Speedify Review and 40% Discount Promo Offer for Limited Time

    Robin C
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:55 pm
    From the Connectify team, here we have Speedify a revolutionary, new product. Speedify is a very easy to use and the best software to combine multiple Internet connections on Mac or Windows PC. It is an affordable best way to combine and use multiple Internet Connections to get high speed Internet performance in single computer. For example, you can easily combine your WiFi, 3G Dongle, 4G Dongle, DSL Cable to one solid high speed Internet line to use for Heavy file downloads and smooth and faster Internet performance on your Computer. If you are worried about your Internet Connection not…
  • Tweakbit PCSuite Review and 25% Coupon Code

    Robin C
    3 Apr 2015 | 5:05 am
    How easy it will be, if you can manage all your Windows PC Speed up and Performance related tasks at one place? No more Windows PC Hangs and Crashes. No more Slow Speed Issues, Slow Internet Problems or System Reboot problems with Windows 7 or Windows 8 PCs due to poor system management. We have found this one software that does plenty of essential system management tasks automatically to run Windows PC smoothly and keep your Productivity always at 100%. TweakBit PCSuite software is an all in one PC management utility that keeps your Windows PC Clean and well Optimized for Top Speed and…
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  • 18 Top Networking Sites for Startup Founders

    Karan Israni
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
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  • Identity Theft: Easier To Accomplish, Easier To Stop

    Karan Israni
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    The idea of identify theft wanders in and out of public consciousness depending on a number of factors. If you or someone one know has been a victim, it’s probably on your mind. If there is a major movie released or book published that has identity theft in it, it’s probably on your mind. If … Continue reading Identity Theft: Easier To Accomplish, Easier To Stop
  • Myths About Project Management Busted By Hard Facts (Infographic)

    Karan Israni
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:46 pm
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  • How To: Optimize Your Drug Rehab Facility for Apple Watch

    Karan Israni
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    With the brand new Apple Watch set to release at the end of April, more and more mobile users will find themselves relying more than ever on Apple’s voice command function, Siri. Searching on the go is going to be easier than ever for the average user. Siri focuses heavily on local searches – so if … Continue reading How To: Optimize Your Drug Rehab Facility for Apple Watch
  • 4 Online Tools to Pump Up a Tech Resume

    Karan Israni
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    While many jobs are becoming obsolete, according to Bill Snyder on InfoWorld, there is no end in site for the boom in technology related jobs. With business being increasingly reliant on the Internet, big data, and e-commerce--and entire new markets being created by mobile device and applications--there's an increased demand for qualified tech workers. A … Continue reading 4 Online Tools to Pump Up a Tech Resume
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    The Recruitment Alliance

  • When Alan met Mark – How and why Smart Recruit Online is outperforming every other online recruiting platform

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    Extracts from an exclusive interview with Mark Stephens, CEO and Founding Director of Smart Recruit Online. Alan Whitford, founder of RC Euro and ABTECH, interviews Mark Stephens to find out how and why Smart Recruit Online is outperforming every other online recruiting platform in terms of generating successful results. Alan: So what makes Smart Recruit so effective in filling jobs? Mark: It is the unique way in which we use the very latest technology and combine that with a deep understanding of candidate behaviours. It’s actually an educational process for many users, not only in how…
  • Freshen Up Your Recruitment Strategies!

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    The team at CV-Library share their top tips on how to ensure your recruitment strategies are fully up to speed. Finding the right talent for your business can be a challenge. Good candidates don’t stay on the market for very long so you have to get your job opening in front of them as quickly as possible, meaning it’s always the right time to freshen up your recruitment strategies. First and foremost consider revamping your job descriptions. Taking the time to wordsmith your job posting can dramatically impact the number and quality of applications you receive. Also think about going…
  • The Ultimate Online Recruitment Guide – What does the current online recruitment landscape look like?

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    Part 1 of a 10 part serialisation from a new book called The Ultimate Online Recruitment Guide, written and published exclusively for The Recruitment Alliance. Chapter 1 – What does the current online recruitment landscape look like? This may be fairly basic knowledge for some people operating within the online recruitment space, but it is essential for anyone looking to master their online recruiting strategy to understand who the operators are, the tools available and what the primary online recruiting channels are. The Operators There are many recruiters operating within the…
  • 10 Motivational Tips. Help Me, How Do I Get Motivated?

    8 Apr 2015 | 3:51 am
    When I’m at parties and people find out that I am a motivational speaker and sales training seminar leader, they often say something like, “That’s fab, can you motivate me?” Flippant questions aside, motivation is a huge part of what I do when I am consulting with companies to increase sales results and is essential if you want to build a high performance sales team or if you want to be a successful salesperson. Understanding how to motivate yourself to be proactive, positive and focused is critical if you want to be a sales superstar. Check out this email I received… Thank…
  • Make better hires, with these 5 ESSENTIAL SCREENING TIPS

    8 Apr 2015 | 2:13 am
      According to extensive surveys on this topic, one in five hires made, was subsequently categorised as a bad hire that cost the business in excess of £50,000… To help you make better hiring decisions I would like to provide you with my 5 essential screening tips Following on from my last article, the 8 things to do before you advertise your next job, here are my 5 top tips for the effective screening of applicants. 1.       Do not try to screen applicants in the job advert. Filling your job advert with pre-loaded qualification criteria is the surest way to put off the…
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    Future of Privacy

  • Future of Privacy Forum Releases Statement on FTC’s Settlement with Retail Tracking Company

    Stephany Fan
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    “Today’s settlement by the Federal Trade Commission with Nomi, a mobile location tracking company, demonstrates the need for companies with emerging technologies to be clear about the choices they provide consumers”, said FPF Executive Director Jules Polonetsky. The need for transparent privacy policies in the field of mobile location analytics was the genesis behind the […]
  • Jules Talks Consumer Privacy and Location-Based Services

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    In a recent episode of Comcast Newsmakers, Jules discussed the many new ways that data about your location is being used — such as navigation or helping you connect with friends. He addressed what can you do to protect the privacy of that data? A conversation with Jules Polonetsky, Executive Director and Co-Chair of the Future […]
  • When Opting Out Isn’t the Answer…

    Brenda Leong
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Opting-out, whether for testing or other activities, is getting a lot of press in the Education world right now.  Jules and I recently wrote for EdSurge on this topic…when it is, or isn’t, the right policy decision. The bottom line? “Opt-out rights should be an opportunity for parents to decline uses of data that truly […]
  • Comparing the Data Broker Bill to the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Considering the privacy concerns raised by data brokers, we thought it would be useful to compare how data brokers are treated under Senator Edward Markey’s recent data broker bill, which has considerable support from privacy and consumer advocates (as well as Senators Blumenthal, Franken, and Whitehouse), and under the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. The different receptions […]
  • FPF Senior Fellow Peter Swire Receives Privacy Leadership Award

    12 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    The Future of Privacy Forum congratulates our Senior Fellow, Peter Swire, on receiving the 2015 Privacy Leadership Award from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Peter has worked with FPF since 2010 on a wide range of privacy and cyber-security issues, such as encryption, Big Data, and many more. His current work with FPF includes […]
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  • The Weekend Refill, 4.19.15

    19 Apr 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Longer pieces from this week. Definitely not bathroom reading. Unless you have a severe case of diarrhea. - Tragic story of Christy Mack and MMA fig