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

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

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Today, Little Bits has announced a bit leap forward that will make hardware hackers drool.
  • 10 of the Most Annoying Things People Have to Stop Doing on Social in 2014

    Mobile and Social Media
    9 Jun 2014 | 9:11 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) Gosh, I hate posts like this. Not only is it somewhat of a rant, and if you follow me online, you must have realized that I am highly allergic to negativity, but it is also about annoying things people do on the social web. So much has been said about it and again, nothing I dislike more than repeating what has already been said… Having said all that, this is, sadly, an important post for too many people. Call me neurotic, accuse me of trying to dictate rules when there are none, I can handle it. What I cannot handle is people, smart respectable people,…
  • Why Is Internet Still So Slow And Expensive In The U.S.?

    David Sobotta
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Most people in the United States can't get a decent Internet connection.That seems like a simple enough problem, but there is no easy solution. To make matters more confusing, most information floating around about broadband availability is confusing and contradictory. A lot needs to be sorted out before we get decent connections at an affordable price. Take the National Broadband Map. Many of us in the industry define true broadband as a symmetric connection with at least 100Mbps.  If you believe the National Broadband map, 97% of North Carolina (where I live) has access…
  • AirDog auto-follow drone for GoPro smashes Kickstarter targets

    ZDNet | Social Business Blog RSS
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    AirDog is a quadcopter drone for GoPro cameras. It will fly above its target as it moves around capturing everything it sees on video.
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  • Sainsbury’s supermarket to be powered entirely by its own food waste

    Ben Coxworth
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:35 pm
    It's an unfortunate fact that every day around the world, supermarkets throw out tons of food that has spoiled before it could be purchased. While it would be best if that spoilage could be avoided in the first place, British grocery chain Sainsbury's is taking what might be the next-best approach – it's about to start using that unsellable food to power one of its stores. .. Continue Reading Sainsbury’s supermarket to be powered entirely by its own food waste Section: Environment Tags: Bacteria, Electricity, Environmentally-friendly, Food, Waste Related Articles: Portable pulverizer…
  • Review: Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830

    Brian Burgess
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Logitech recently launched its Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830, which is aimed at those who have a PC connected to a big screen and need a companion keyboard. Not only does it illuminate in the dark while you're watching a flick, but it also allows you to control Windows 7 or 8 from the built-in touchpad. Read on, as Gizmag reviews Logitech's living room PC companion... Continue Reading Review: Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830 Section: Home Entertainment Tags: Entertainment, Keyboard, Logitech, Multimedia, Reviews, Windows, Windows 8.1, Wireless Related Articles: Logitech…
  • Chandra X-ray Observatory celebrates 15th anniversary with new supernova images

    Stu Robarts
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Today is the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Chandra is one of NASA's "Great Observatories," along with the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope. Since its launch, its x-ray vision and high sensitivity have helped us to better understand the universe... Continue Reading Chandra X-ray Observatory celebrates 15th anniversary with new supernova images Section: Space Tags: Anniversary, Astronomy, Imaging, NASA, Satellite, X-ray Related Articles: NASA Observatory records 20 million-mph winds off stellar-mass black hole Massive black holes stop the…
  • New device generates electricity from condensation

    Dario Borghino
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:11 pm
    MIT researchers have found a way to generate small amounts of electricity from condensation, by having electrically-charged droplets jump between superhydrophobic (water-repelling) and hydrophilic (water-attracting) metal plates. The advance could be especially useful in remote areas or developing countries, not least because it produces clean water as a side product. .. Continue Reading New device generates electricity from condensation Section: Science Tags: Electricity, Hydrophobic, MIT, Renewable Energy Related Articles: Jumping droplets could offer more efficient thermal management…
  • Mini simulated cardiovascular system could speed testing of medications

    Ben Coxworth
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    When scientists want to find out how a new medication will affect the cardiovascular system, the traditional way of doing so is via animal or human trials. This takes time, can be potentially harmful to the test subjects, and doesn't always deliver conclusive results. Thanks to a device created at Coventry University in the UK, however, the testing process may soon be quicker, safer and more reliable. .. Continue Reading Mini simulated cardiovascular system could speed testing of medications Section: Medical Tags: Coventry University, Heart Disease, Medication, Testing Related Articles:…
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  • Researchers Won't Reveal How To Break Tor's Anonymous Web Browsing

    Selena Larson
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Attendees of the Black Hat security conference were looking forward to finding out next month how the average person can identify people using Tor, a browser that masks the identity of users so people can do things like buy and sell drugs online and communicate privately without fear of people intercepting their chats and emails.But lawyers from Carnegie Mellon University, where the researchers work, requested that Black Hat pull the talk, Reuters reported. The speakers are researchers at the university. The talk was titled “You Don’t Have To Be the NSA to Break Tor:…
  • Want To Make Money In Apps? Develop For Business

    Matt Asay
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    Poverty, thy name is mobile app development.According to VisionMobile’s latest survey of over 10,000 app developers, at least half of all developers make less than $500 per app per month. Sure, there are developers who make a tidy income building mobile apps, but developers are twice as likely to make nothing at all than $10,000 per month. As ReadWrite's Dan Rowinski writes, this has hollowed out the middle class of mobile app development. See also: Among Mobile App Developers, The Middle Class Has DisappearedBut there's a way out for those looking to increase their odds of striking it…
  • Why Is Internet Still So Slow And Expensive In The U.S.?

    David Sobotta
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Most people in the United States can't get a decent Internet connection.That seems like a simple enough problem, but there is no easy solution. To make matters more confusing, most information floating around about broadband availability is confusing and contradictory. A lot needs to be sorted out before we get decent connections at an affordable price. Take the National Broadband Map. Many of us in the industry define true broadband as a symmetric connection with at least 100Mbps.  If you believe the National Broadband map, 97% of North Carolina (where I live) has access…
  • Among Mobile App Developers, The Middle Class Has Disappeared

    Dan Rowinski
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    The Platform is a regular column by mobile editor Dan Rowinski. Ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence and pervasive networks are changing the way humans interact with everything.The middle class of mobile app developers is completely non-existent.According to a research survey from market research firm VisionMobile, there are 2.9 million app developers in the world who have built about two million apps. Most of those app developers are making next to nothing in revenue while the very top of the market make nearly all the profits. Essentially, the app economy has become a mirror of Wall…
  • Soylent's Secret Ingredient Isn't People—It's Excuses

    Selena Larson
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    You’ve made a huge mistake ...... is what people usually say whenever I tell them I’ve ordered the would-be food substitute Soylent. I’m starting to believe them, because an order I placed last November has yet to show up, despite promises from the company that makes it. And I'm not the only one complaining about missing Soylent.Soylent UnseenThe smoothie-like nutritional drink made waves last year when its founder claimed the vitamin-rich potion could replace eating by providing powdered versions of the nutrients their body needs to survive. That's why I decided to give it a try…
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  • I’m Going to Want a Car With Built-In LTE…Eventually

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

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

    Harry McCracken
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:16 pm
    A DreamWorks Animation artist works on How to Train Your Dragon 2 using Premo Mr. Peabody and Sherman, the computer-animated movie which DreamWorks Animation released in March is–of course–the tale of a dog and a boy who go traveling back in time. So in a way, it’s appropriate that the proprietary software which the studio used to animate it, Emo, had a lot of history behind it. Emo’s origins go back to the 1980s, an era in which computer graphics were very different than they are today, and DreamWorks didn’t even exist. It was created by Pacific Data Images, the…
  • TechReads for July 17

    Harry McCracken
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    Microsoft to reorg, cut up to 18,000 jobs. (Satya Nadella/Microsoft)
  • The New Features in Jawbone’s Up App Are All About Eating

    Harry McCracken
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Thanks to wearable fitness gadgets such as Jawbone’s Up and Up24 wristbands, it’s now very easy to get some sense of how many calories you’re burning as you go about your everyday activities. But figuring out how many calories you’re consuming–and other aspects of your eating habits–is still work. Jawbone’s smartphone apps, and the ones which work with other gizmos such as FitBit, include tools which let you log your meals. I frequently get excited about using them. And then, once I start keeping a food diary and remember how much fumbling around it…
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  • 9 incredible inventions from 2014

    Josh Urich
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Some incredible things were invented this year. There was a soccer ball invention, for example, that actually generates power when its kicked. It has an attachable LED light that gets about three hours of power from just thirty minutes of soccer play. Another great use of kinetic energy is Corky, the computer mouse made from 100% recycled materials. It generates its own power (no more dead batteries!) by storing the kinetic energy generated by its normal usage. See the rest at the full article. Full story at Mother Nature Network. More great technology. Photo credit: Canva
  • 20 facts about Nintendo [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    5facts’ Annie Colbert and Matt Silverman go for broke by blowing their previous high score of five facts on an given subject and doin’ somethin’ a little special in honor the time-suckage of choice in days of yore, Nintendo. Full story at YouTube. More video game trivia.
  • 10 DIY air fresheners to fight the stank

    Kate Rinsema
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Hesitant to fill your home with the chemical scent of vanilla? Skip the store-bought stink fighters and whip yourself up some homemade air fresheners with these ideas gathered by Mashable’s Andrea Romano. Your sniffer will thank you for it! Orange Peel Candle Via Robyn’s View. Get your daily vitamin C and give your home a refreshing scent with this easy home fragrance fix. Say goodbye to all those scented candles. Lemon and Rosemary Simmer Pot A big pot of lemon, rosemary and vanilla set to simmer all day will make your whole house smell amazing, which is perfect if you have…
  • The 25 most amazing sights in the world [video]

    Josh Urich
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    If you can watch this video of the twenty-five most astounding natural wonders in the world without buying at least one plane ticket, then you’re not human. Or you’re reasonable with your spending. Either way, these photos are astounding and cover locations from all over the world, like the Stone Forest in Yunan, China and the Na Pali Coast in Kauai. Full story at List 25. More amazing photography. Pull story at Canva
  • The strangest guns you’ll ever see

    Josh Urich
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The guns in this post aren’t likely to spark any debates––except which is the weirdest. One gun is designed to look like a pen, but is actually a fully functional gun. Another, the Apache Revolver was used by French gangsters in the early 1900s and featured brass knuckles for a handle and a knife at the end of the barrel. The gun below is a Smith and Wesson. That giant club lookin’ thing at the end is exactly that––a billy club. The points was simple: police could switch from beating a criminal to shooting him without skipping a beat. Full story at About. More about guns.
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  • Top 7 social media marketing trends in 2014

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Pinterest is experiencing astounding retention rates: Women pin more the longer they’re on the platform, research shows. Credit: Reuters courtesy of Pinterest Would it surprise you to learn that some experts believe Google+ is on its way out, that MySpace is making a last-ditch attempt to re-engage users, or that Foursquare is in the middle of a radical overhaul? Late last year, I made some predictions for social media trends in my article, The Top 7 Social Media Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014. In this article, I’m going to examine where things are now that we’re around the…
  • Drones used in creative ways at universities

    Norman Rozenberg
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Academic and practical research in drone technology is bridging gaps across disciplines. Credit: Don McCulloughAlthough clear laws regarding drones are still being established, universities are considering ways to capitalize on the technology to enhance students’ education. Drones have delivered books to students on campus, been infused into art programs and served as the basis for university research. Professors of multiple disciplines, including engineering, the social sciences and education, have incorporated drones in their lessons and research projects. “Everyone wants to get…
  • Source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    The thieves didn’t break through its security — rather, they got account-holders’ login and password information from data breaches at other websites, a StubHub spokesman said. Credit: Getty Images NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers’ accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said Tuesday. Arrests were expected in a case that sprawled across international borders, said the official, who wasn’t authorized to discuss it ahead of arrests being…
  • How Artsy’s Robert Lenne is pushing boundaries

    The Webby Awards
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    If Artsy‘s Robert Lenne could have the gadget of his dreams, it would be a technology that condenses time, because, as he puts it: “Sometimes you need two weeks condensed into one day.” It’s easy to see why someone in his position could use more hours (or weeks) in a day. Lenne is head of design at Artsy, a rapidly growing platform for hosting and sharing contemporary art. Artsy set out to “make art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection, and to make more people excited and educated about art,” Lenne said. That vision and Artsy’s talented team,…
  • How GM uses big data to generate sales

    Drew Robb
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Many companies are embracing big data analytics to unearth sales trends and anticipate opportunities. But General Motors (GM) has taken it a whole lot further. GM is combining big data, analytics and geographic information systems (GIS) to model dealership performance. Not only that, the company is pushing these capabilities out to its dealers. This enables dealers around the nation to view local demographics, location characteristics, regional differences and even the competitive brand environment to determine how a given dealership should be performing compared to actual results. This makes…
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  • Qualcomm delivers blowout Q3, but cuts outlook over China woes (Larry Dignan/ZDNet)

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Larry Dignan / ZDNet: Qualcomm delivers blowout Q3, but cuts outlook over China woes  —  Summary: Mobile processor giant Qualcomm said a regulatory investigation in China and licensees that aren't reporting sales of licensed products will hurt fourth quarter results.  —  Qualcomm delivered strong fiscal third quarter sales …
  • Uber officially returns to Windows Phone (Sam Sabri/Windows Phone Central)

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Sam Sabri / Windows Phone Central: Uber officially returns to Windows Phone  —  Welcome Uber back to Windows Phone.  The official Uber app for Windows Phone was first launched in March 2013 but pulled from the Window Phone Store last August.  That first app wasn't anything to write home about and customers complained enough that it was removed.
  • Twitter releases diversity report: global employees are 70% male; in US 59% White, 29% Asian (Janet Van Huysse/The Twitter Blog)

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Janet Van Huysse / The Twitter Blog: Twitter releases diversity report: global employees are 70% male; in US 59% White, 29% Asian  —  Building a Twitter we can be proud of  —  At Twitter, we have a goal to reach every person on the planet.  We believe that goal is more attainable with a team that understands and represents different cultures and backgrounds.
  • AT&T misses Q2 expectations, but saw smartphone growth rebound (Roger Cheng/CNET)

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Roger Cheng / CNET: AT&T misses Q2 expectations, but saw smartphone growth rebound  —  AT&T's so-called post-paid showed surprising growth, adding more smartphone customers in the period.  —  AT&T's customer growth continued to surge in the second quarter even as it missed Wall Street's earnings and sales expectations.
  • Facebook Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results (Facebook)

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Facebook: Facebook Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.  —  “We had a good second quarter,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.  “Our community has continued to grow …
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  • 'Just Let Me Code!'

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    An anonymous reader writes: Andrew Binstock has an article about the ever-increasing complexity required to write code. He says, "I got into programming because I like creating stuff. Not just any stuff, but stuff other people find useful. I like the constant problem solving, the use of abstractions that exist for long periods nowhere but in my imagination, and I like seeing the transformation into a living presence. ... The simple programs of a few hundred lines of C++ long ago disappeared from my experience. What was the experience of riding a bicycle has become the equivalent of traveling…
  • Intel Launches Self-Encrypting SSD

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    MojoKid writes: Intel just launched their new SSD 2500 Pro series solid state drive, the follow-up to last year's SSD 1500 Pro series, which targets corporate and small-business clients. The drive shares much of its DNA with some of Intel's consumer-class drives, but the Pro series cranks things up a few notches with support for advanced security and management features, low power states, and an extended management toolset. In terms of performance, the Intel SSD 2500 Pro isn't class-leading in light of many enthusiast-class drives but it's no slouch either. Intel differentiates the 2500 Pro…
  • 'Optical Fiber' Made Out of Thin Air

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    Dave Knott writes: Scientists from the University of Maryland say they have turned thin air into an "optical fiber" that can transmit and amplify light signals without the need for any cables. As described in the research, this was accomplished by generating a laser with its light split into a ring of multiple beams forming a pipe. Very short and powerful pulses from the laser are used to heat the air molecules along the beam extremely quickly. Such rapid heating produces sound waves that take about a microsecond to converge to the center of the pipe, creating a high-density area surrounded…
  • The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    blottsie writes: Out of all the U.S. government agencies, the Department of Homeland Security is one of the least transparent. As such, the number of Freedom of Information Act requests it receives have doubled since 2008. But the DHS has only become more adamant about blocking FOIA requests over the years. The problem has become so severe that nothing short of an Edward Snowden-style leak may be needed to increase transparency at the DHS.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • Autonomous Sea-Robot Survives Massive Typhoon

    Unknown Lamer
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    jfruh (300774) writes Liquid Robotics and its Wave Glider line of autonomous seafaring robots became famous when Java inventor James Gosling left Google to join the company. Now one of its robots has passed an impressive real-world test, shrugging off a monster typhoon in the South China Sea that inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars of damage on the region.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • Apple Earnings: iPad Struggles and iTunes Revenue Importance

    Ben Bajarin
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    There were several interesting narratives out of Apple’s earnings report yesterday. The most glaring, and most confusing to many, was the struggles of the iPad. I’ll return to that in a moment. The Mac surprised many, but should not have surprised our readers. I wrote this in December of last year, and I explained the… This content is for Insider Monthly and Insider Yearly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • The Great Tablet Segmentation

    Ben Bajarin
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:11 am
    The tablet category is getting quite a bit of press lately. Apple’s iPad is a solid barometer for the category. With Apple’s latest few quarterly results showing the slowing of the growth of the tablet sector, many are left scratching their heads as to what is happening with this product category. There is still a tremendous amount of growth potential for the tablet. The problem is, Apple is the only one driving the class in a meaningful way. Which isn’t all that surprising given Apple makes nearly 80% of the profits in the segment. With such little revenue to fight for,…
  • More Than One Jony Ive At Apple Now

    Brian S Hall
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:11 am
    Does Jonathan Ive really want an iPhone “phablet”? I have doubts. Ive resisted increasing the size of the original iPhone, yet today’s larger iPhones (5/c/s) seems far too small for much of the world. Ive’s iconic design will doubtless change yet again, soon, driven not by design principals but by market demand.  This is to be… This content is for Insider Monthly and Insider Yearly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • The Myth of BYOD

    Ben Bajarin
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    I’ve caught wind of an interesting trend, or perhaps I should say a counter trend. Recently, I have had a number of discussions with many Fortune 500 CIOs and CTOs about the topic of BYOD. What came out of these conversations was very intriguing. Nearly all of them who have deployed some type of BYOD… This content is for Insider Monthly and Insider Yearly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • The Joy of Vintage Tech

    Bob O'Donnell
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Our general obsession with all the latest technology and gadgets is a relatively natural phenomena that reflects our interest in keeping up with what’s new. Unfortunately, it also tends to imply older technology isn’t very good, with value considered to be roughly inversely proportional to the age of the device. While in some cases that sentiment is justified, there are instances where it just isn’t true. Technology-based products have been around long enough now that I think you can make the argument for some true technology gems from the past—vintage tech that was not only cutting…
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  • HP EliteBook 1040 Folio G1 Review

    Xavier Lanier
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:08 pm
    HP EliteBook 1040 Folio G1 Review is a post by Xavier Lanier from The HP EliteBook 1040 Folio G1 is a solid machine that should satisfy anyone looking for a highly mobile computer .... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Dell Chromebook 11 Review: Is It $100 Better than Acer C720?

    Kevin Purcell
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    Dell Chromebook 11 Review: Is It $100 Better than Acer C720? is a post by Kevin Purcell from Dell joined the Chromebook party with their education-focused Dell Chromebook 11, a pretty... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review

    Kevin Purcell
    12 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display Review is a post by Kevin Purcell from Few laptops combine beautiful hardware, an easy to use operating system, and feature-rich bundled... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Apple Unveils OSX 10.10 Yosemite with iOS Style

    Kevin Purcell
    3 Jun 2014 | 7:32 am
    Apple Unveils OSX 10.10 Yosemite with iOS Style is a post by Kevin Purcell from This week Apple hosted their annual WWDC conference for developers where CEO Tim Cook took the stage to... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • HP Unveils New HP Chromebook 11, Slatebook Android Notebook and Windows Machines

    Kevin Purcell
    3 Jun 2014 | 7:27 am
    HP Unveils New HP Chromebook 11, Slatebook Android Notebook and Windows Machines is a post by Kevin Purcell from HP unveiled a group of newly updated machines including an updated HP... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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    Tech Talk


    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A new survey finds that customer satisfaction with social media, especially Facebook, Linked-In and Twitter, is up from last year but still pretty low. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A free new browser plug-in from the non-profit Electronic Frontier Foundation finds and blocks surreptitious web tracking. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    20 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In a settlement with the European Commission, Google has agreed to no longer label apps with in-app purchases as "free." The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    If Apple introduces a new iPhone it will have formidable competition including the excellent new LG G3. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Amazon is reportedly about to launch an all-you-can-read book service for nine dollars and ninety-nine cents a month with access to more than 600-thousand titles. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
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  • Tech Leaders Tell Interns What They Wish They Knew At Age 20

    Cat Zakrzewski
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
     Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger, PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, Eventbrite co-founder Kevin Hartz, early PayPal and AirBnB investor Keith Rabois, Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann and Re/code founder Kara Swisher were among the 11 speakers whose advice ranged from whether or not you should drop out of school to launch a startup to how to network. Read More
  • Facebook Sets Revenue Per User Records Around The World In Q2

    Alex Wilhelm
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm
     Facebook just turned in a very strong quarter, with its revenue and earnings per share both beating analyst expectations. The company reported sequential-quarter user figures that were soft, but Facebook’s stock is now in the green after-hours. Driving its strong financial performance in the period was high average revenue per user, or ARPU. Facebook set records around the world for how… Read More
  • New Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka Prepares To Take The Helm

    Ron Miller
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
     It’s been a whirlwind few months for Vishal Sikka. It began when he suddenly left his job as executive and head of products at SAP at the beginning of May and it has continued as he prepares to take the helm at Infosys on August 1st. When I spoke to him at the end of May, just ahead of the SAP Sapphire Conference,  he seemed at peace with his decision to leave SAP in spite of the… Read More
  • Facebook Beats In Q2 With $2.91 Billion In Revenue, 62% Of Ad Revenue From Mobile, 1.32B Users

    Josh Constine
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
     Facebook’s earnings beat projections for the 8th quarter straight with $2.91B in revenue and $0.42EPS in Q2 2014. Facebook now has 1.07 billion mobile monthly users, and 654 million daily mobile users. That helped it bring in 62% of its ad revenue from mobile. In total, Facebook now has 1.32 billion monthly users and 829 million daily users, or 63% of users returning each day. It beat… Read More
  • Uber Launches On Windows Phone, Dozens Of Seattle Users Rejoice

    Ryan Lawler
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm
     Uber is pretty much everywhere these days, as its on-demand ride service is available in more than 150 cities in 40 countries around the world. But until today, there was one place you couldn’t find Uber — on Windows Phones. It changed that today with a native Windows Phone app. Read More
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    Mobile and Social Media

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

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

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

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

    17 Jun 2014 | 11:03 pm
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) Before we jump in, let me answer the obvious question. “Why have you been meeting Israeli startups every day for years?” Good question. Thought you’d never ask. As my role of CMO at Zula, I am fortunate to work for a company that gets it. The company understands what too many companies still do not, that push marketing, self promotion, and spammy aggressive tactics simply do not work. The way to market a brand today is to provide value, whether that value is in the form of content, thought leadership, or just some help opening the right doors. I know, I…
  • 10 of the Most Annoying Things People Have to Stop Doing on Social in 2014

    9 Jun 2014 | 9:11 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) Gosh, I hate posts like this. Not only is it somewhat of a rant, and if you follow me online, you must have realized that I am highly allergic to negativity, but it is also about annoying things people do on the social web. So much has been said about it and again, nothing I dislike more than repeating what has already been said… Having said all that, this is, sadly, an important post for too many people. Call me neurotic, accuse me of trying to dictate rules when there are none, I can handle it. What I cannot handle is people, smart respectable people,…
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  • 23 People Who Really Don't Want CNN to Eat Their Dogs

    Neha Prakash
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Cancel your dinner plans. CNN has something new on the menu for you A CNN op-ed titled "The Argument for Eating Dog" published Wednesday by columnist John Sutter profiles the illegal dog meat market and suggests that eating dogs could be less cruel than euthanizing them. Sutter goes on to say that while he couldn't bring himself to eat dog meat, it is curious that meat eaters in the United States have no problem with killing and eating other animals. See also: 10 Dogs That Eat Like Humans Unsurprisingly, CNN's tweet about the story sparked harsh criticism on Twitter with many canine lovers…
  • You Can Only Download This Coupon If You're Standing in the Sun

    T.L. Stanley
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    The harsh fluorescent lights in the office don’t give you that much-needed dose of Vitamin D. Neither does binge-watching Orange Is the New Black or playing Watch Dogs. Head outside and soak up some summer, mole people. See also: Who Cares How Dorky These 10 Summer Accessories Are? It's Frickin' Hot And while you're there, you might want to — yes — take out your phone. Through ad agency TBWA\Toronto, Zealios Skin Care is offering a 50% discount on its Sun Barrier sunscreen for those who use their mobile device’s ambient light to download the coupon. (Each order…
  • Facebook Revenue Surges to $2.91 Billion in Q2, Beating Wall Street Estimates

    Seth Fiegerman
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Facebook revenue surged to nearly $3 billion in the June quarter, handily beating Wall Street estimates. Facebook reported earnings of $0.42 per share on revenue of $2.91 billion for the June quarter, compared to the consensus estimate among analysts for earnings of $0.32 per share on revenue of $2.81 billion. See also: Who Won the World Cup: Facebook or Twitter? Revenue for the quarter was up more than 60% from the same quarter a year ago thanks largely to strong growth in ad sales. Total ad revenue for the quarter hit $2.68 billion, a 67% increase year-over-year. Mobile ads, one thought to…
  • Portland Could Soon Be the Most Airbnb-Friendly City in the U.S.

    Jessica Plautz
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Portland, Oregon could soon be one of the most permissive cities in the U.S. for Airbnb-style rentals, as the city council prepares to vote on regulations that would legalize short-term one- and two-bedroom rentals in privately owned homes. The council discussed planned rules Wednesday that could have effects outside the northwestern city, as municipal law adapts to the emergence of startups in the growing sharing economy. If adopted, homeowners who have been violating local laws by renting to tourists would have a new ally in a city government trying to keep up with the times. The vote is…
  • It's Wednesday, So Here's a Deer Licking a Camera

    Neha Prakash
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Talk about a camera ham. A deer in upstate New York pranced up to a man's front porch and casually licked his camera. Good thing this deer has a photogenic nose. Dogs in Wheelchairs Playing Fetch Is All You Need Right Now Army of Baes Invades Pharrell's 'Come Get It Bae' Music Video Weird Al Understands Your Feelings About Annoying Buzzwords The Confusing and Crappy World of Hip Bathroom Signs Read more... More about Viral Videos, Cute Animals, Watercooler, and Videos
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  • Verizon Gets Snarky, But Basically Admits That It's The One Clogging Its Networks On Purpose

    Mike Masnick
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    So the war of words over interconnection has continued. Last week, we wrote about the back and forth between Verizon and Level 3 on their corporate blogs concerning who was really to blame for congestion slowing down your Netflix video watching. As we noted, Level 3 used Verizon's own information to show that Verizon was, in fact, the problem. Basically, in spite of it being easy and cheap, Verizon was refusing to do a trivial operation of connecting up a few more ports, which Level3 had been asking them to do so for a long time. In other words, Verizon was refusing to do some very, very…
  • Former 'Representative From Disney' Howard Berman Makes It Official: Starts Lobbying For Hollywood

    Mike Masnick
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    For years, Hollywood's biggest player in Congress when it came to copyright policy was Rep. Howard Berman. He was often referred to as the Representative from Disney for his willingness to always push for more expansive copyright policies. While he was sometimes called the Rep from Hollywood, I believe his actual district was "adjacent to" Hollywood, though it "included parts of" Hollywood as well. Either way, in 2012, thanks to redistricting, Berman went up against another longterm LA Representative, Brad Sherman, and lost. Berman quickly became a lobbyist, and now it's come out that he's…
  • A Special Thanks To Twitch And Namecheap For Providing The Matching Funds For Our Crowdfunding Campaign

    Mike Masnick
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    Reminder: If you support our crowdfunding campaign today your support will be immediately doubled thanks to matching funds. » As we recently explained, the type of reporting we do isn't always conducive to advertising support -- in fact, our work on the SOPA fight caused us to lose a significant amount of revenue, and the blog itself operates at a loss. Earlier this month we announced that we were running a crowdfunding campaign on BeaconReader to fund our net neutrality coverage in particular -- as that's another subject that deserves deep-dive coverage, and which traditional…
  • Musician Whose Works Are At Center Of Copyright Lawsuit Against YouTube Star Slams Lawsuit And Copyright

    Mike Masnick
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    A couple days ago, someone sent me the lawsuit that Ultra Records and Ultra International Music Publishing had filed against Michelle Phan, an incredibly successful "YouTube star" who has over six million subscribers to her YouTube channel where she shares makeup tips. Ultra, a label for artists like DeadMau5 and Kaskade, sued, claiming that Phan used at least 50 of the songs it holds a copyright on without a license. The reason it's both the record label and the publishing arm that's suing is that they're going after her for both reproduction and sync rights (you need a sync license if you…
  • Report: All But Four Of The High-Profile Domestic Terrorism Plots In The Last Decade Were Crafted From The Ground Up By The FBI

    Tim Cushing
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Human Rights Watch has just published a report containing the facts needed to back up everyone's suspicions that the FBI counterterrorism efforts are almost solely composed of breaking up "plots" of its own design. And the bigger and more high-profile the "bust" was, the better the chance that FBI agents laid the foundation, constructed the walls… basically did everything but allow the devised plot to reach its designed conclusion. (via Reason) All of the high-profile domestic terrorism plots of the last decade, with four exceptions, were actually FBI sting operations—plots…
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    Digital Trends

  • Final Fantasy IV, NBA Jam, and more discounted in Google Play Store

    Williams Pelegrin
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Several games and apps have gone on sale in the Google Play Store. They include Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV, NBA Jam, Runtastic Pro, WeatherPro, and Beautiful Widgets Pro, among others. The post Final Fantasy IV, NBA Jam, and more discounted in Google Play Store appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Maingear’s new Pulse 15 laptop wears a 3K display to go with Intel and Nvidia hardware

    Konrad Krawczyk
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Maingear reveals the Pulse 15, which packs in an impressive amount of hardware. But does it go a little overboard in some areas? The post Maingear’s new Pulse 15 laptop wears a 3K display to go with Intel and Nvidia hardware appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Fans recreate classic GTA mission as GTA Online jobs

    Will Fulton
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Rockstar has shared a collection of fan-made jobs for GTA Online inspired by classic missions from GTA III, Vice City, San Andreas, GTA IV, and Chinatown Wars. The post Fans recreate classic GTA mission as GTA Online jobs appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Federal judge threatens to hold FilmOn in contempt of court

    Alex Tretbar
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    A federal judge has said she is strongly considering holding streaming video service FilmOn.TV in contempt of court for continuing its operations even after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Aereo was guilty of copyright infringement. The post Federal judge threatens to hold FilmOn in contempt of court appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Jon Stewart launches $10 billion fake Kickstarter to purchase CNN

    Williams Pelegrin
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    In light of a recent report detailing Fox's failed bid for Time Warner Cable, and Fox's willingness to dump CNN had it been successful in the bid, Jon Stewart launched a fake Kickstarter campaign to purchase CNN. The post Jon Stewart launches $10 billion fake Kickstarter to purchase CNN appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Jim Carrey on Why You Shouldn't Fear Failure

    Patrick Allan
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    In a recent commencement address at the Maharishi University of Management, actor and comedian Jim Carrey spoke about failure, fear, and why you should pursue something that you love.Read more...
  • Fantastical for iOS Adds Snooze, Birthday Notifications, and More

    Thorin Klosowski
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    iPhone/iPad: Fantastical is one of the best iOS calendar apps, and today it gets a little bit better with the ability to snooze events, customize notifications, and more. Read more...
  • Hemingway, the Webapp that Helps You Proofread, Is Now on Desktop

    Thorin Klosowski
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Windows/Mac: We're fans of Hemingway because it makes it easy to glance at a block of text and edit it by highlighting all your syntax. Now, the webapp is available for Windows and Mac.Read more...
  • I'm Ira Glass, Host of This American Life, and This Is How I Work

    Andy Orin
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Ira Glass is a writer, producer, storyteller, performer, and a familiar voice. His show This American Life has set the contemporary standard of nonfiction radio shows, and has influenced and inspired countless others to grab a mic and give podcasting a try.Read more...
  • Digify Gives Others Self-Destructing Temporary Access to Dropbox Files

    Eric Ravenscraft
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Android/iOS/Windows: Sometimes you'd like to share a file without actually letting someone else have access to it permanently. Digify steps up, letting you give others temporary access to files–including those in Dropbox–that automatically expires.Read more...
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  • New challenges enterprises must meet with Hadoop

    <a href="" rel="author">George Anadiotis</a>
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm
    As Hadoop moves towards establishing itself as a key data management platform for the enterprise, there is a new set of challenges it must meet to be regarded as a true contender in the field. New challenges enterprises must meet with Hadoop originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Report: Apple is preparing several next-gen Mac models for Yosemite’s launch this fall

    Kif Leswing
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Apple will be introducing new models -- not spec bumps -- for its iMac, Thunderbolt Display, and MacBook lines this fall, according to a new report. Report: Apple is preparing several next-gen Mac models for Yosemite’s launch this fall originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • Sprint will start reselling Google apps to businesses

    Kevin Fitchard
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Sprint and Google already have a history of close cooperation on consumer apps — Sprint was the only major U.S. carrier to support Google Wallet — but now it looks like they’re making their partnership more professional. In August, Sprint will start offering Google apps to small […] Sprint will start reselling Google apps to businesses originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • For $40, CaseCam lets you be in that group picture taken on your iPhone

    Kevin C. Tofel
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Need a combination tripod and timed or remote shutter for your iPhone? Consider the CaseCam, which uses a mirror that doubles as a stand, along with special software that can snap a pic from another iPhone or after a certain amount of time. For $40, CaseCam lets you be in that group picture taken on your iPhone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
  • AT&T and Chernin joint-venture is reportedly buying Fullscreen

    Janko Roettgers
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Otter Media, the adorably named joint venture between AT&T and the Chernin Group, is about to buy a majority stake in Fullscreen, according to a Recode report. The deal would value Fullscreen between $200 and $300 million, according to Recode. Fullscreen is a one of a […] AT&T and Chernin joint-venture is reportedly buying Fullscreen originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading….
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  • An Automatic Parachute Will Keep You From Being Hit With a Drone

    Adam Clark Estes
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Here's the thing about drones—and really any machine that flies: If something goes wrong, it will fall to the ground. And if you are in the way, it will hurt you . That's why DJI is rolling out a new feature called DropSafe to ensure that a falling drone doesn't fall too hard.Read more...
  • This 45-Story Slum Could Finally Become a Finished Skyscraper

    Alissa Walker
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    There is perhaps no unfinished skyscraper more infamous than Torre de David , a 45-story shell of a building that has informally housed about 5,000 Venezuelans since 2007 . Now the property that has become known as the world's tallest slum is being acquired by Chinese investors, and this week, the government began evicting residents.Read more...
  • How to Turn An Old Satellite Dish Into a Working Radio Telescope

    Sarah Zhang
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Radio telescopes, which you may remember Jodie Foster intently listening to for signs of alien life in Contact, pluck out radio waves from far away space. Ordinary communications satellite dishes also pick up radio waves, but of manmade origin. So hmm, how easily can you convert one into another? It's totally possible, according to New Zealand astronomers who detail how they turned an obsolete satellite dish into a radio telescope for astronomy. Read more...
  • The Birdwatchers On This Clock Are Trying To Spot a Rare Cuckoo

    Andrew Liszewski
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    The designers at Studio Kuadra have deconstructed the iconic cuckoo clock for this amusing new timepiece that introduces a pair of bird watchers, obsessively hoping to catch a glimpse of the cuckoo in a nearby tree at the top of the hour.Read more...
  • Valve's Crazy Steam Controller Is One Step Closer to Being Normal

    Eric Limer
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    When Valve first announced its controller for the Steambox, it was a weird little dude with strange, small buttons and a touchscreen . And for as weird as it was, it was kind of great . Then it lost the touchscreen for standard buttons and a D-pad . And now it's getting a thumbstick. Read more...
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  • Uber's back on Windows Phone minus some key features

    Billy Steele
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    If you've hailed an Uber ride on a Windows Phone handset, you're aware that the you were beamed to the service's mobile site rather via a full-fledged app. That changed today, as the taxi outfit returns to Microsoft's mobile OS with proper software....
  • Valve's Steam Controller now has a thumbstick

    Sean Buckley
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    It seems like every time we see Valve's Steam Controller, it gets a little more traditional. First the company abandoned the gamepad's ambitious touchscreen for eight buttons (a makeshift d-pad and the standard X, Y, B and A toggles) -- now it seems...
  • LG wants you to play games through your phone case

    Jon Fingas
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    Are you an impulsive gamer? So impulsive that you can't even wait to unlock your phone before you start playing? If so, LG is entirely willing to cater to that (frankly disconcerting) behavior. The company has just launched Puppy Pop, the first game...
  • Government reminds Comcast and Verizon not to lie

    Billy Steele
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    If you're like me, you've paid for a certain speed from you internet provider only to get a fraction of the promised bandwidth. The FCC is reminding those who control access to the interwebs to be honest and forthcoming with their advertised data...
  • Marvel's giving you the key to over 13,000 comics for 99 cents

    Edgar Alvarez
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    To celebrate the start of Comic-Con tomorrow in San Diego, Marvel is kicking off a promotion that provides an all-you-can-have pass to its entire digital library for less than a dollar. There are a few caveats, as expected, but not enough to make the...
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    Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • Facebook 2Q profit more than doubles

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook Inc. (FB) on Wednesday reported profit that more than doubled in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.
  • Awarded a Pell Grant? Better double-check

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:32 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Potentially tens of thousands of students awarded a Pell Grant or other need-based federal aid for the coming school year could find it taken away because of a mistake in filling out the form.
  • No, LG, we don’t want to play in your circle

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The LG G3 is one of the latest Android beasts to hit stores, and one of the few smartphones that actually packs a high-resolution 2K display that offers users an even better mobile experience, whether they’re browsing the web, watching videos or – especially – playing games. So why on earth would you want G3 buyers to play games that occupy only a tiny portion of that gorgeous new display, LG? The company’s official case accessory for the handset has a round window that can be used to access certain apps on the screen, and developers can add QuickCircle functionality to their…
  • Facebook profit jumps as use climbs

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    San Francisco (AFP) - Facebook on Wednesday reported that its quarterly profit more than doubled amid big gains in ad revenues and a jump in users.
  • Qualcomm posts higher quarterly results, outlook weighs

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Leading mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc posted higher fiscal third-quarter results, but its revenue outlook for the September quarter was below Wall Street's expectations, depressing its stock price. The chipmaker on Wednesday reported third-quarter revenue of $6.81 billion, up 9 percent from the year-ago period. Analysts on average had expected third-quarter revenue of $6.52 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Qualcomm had third-quarter net income of $2.24 billion, up 42 percent. GAAP diluted earnings per share were $1.31. ...
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • Thiel Fellow’s Elegant Sleep Sensor, The Sense, Crushes Kickstarter With $120K In A Few Hours

    Kim-Mai Cutler
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
     When I first took a look at the Sense, a smart sleep sensor launching today on Kickstarter, it reminded me of two things. Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium and Google’s old, discontinued Nexus Q product. “Those are two of my favorite things,” said James Proud, a former Thiel fellow who went on to found a startup behind the device called Hello. “I wanted to… Read More
  • Apple’s Busy Year-End Could Include A Fitness Wearable, 12″ Retina MacBook And 4K Products

    Darrell Etherington
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
     Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri both have claimed excitement about the fall, but we have yet to get a glimpse at the total product pipeline. New reports from 9to5Mac claim a whole host of new info around specific launch timelines, however, including a mid-September event and launch for the iPhone 6 and iOS 8, as well as late 2014 or early 2015 launches of OS X Yosemite, a 12-inch… Read More
  • Vysk QS1 Is An Otterbox For The Privacy Freak

    Cat Zakrzewski
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
     On Saturday NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden called developers to design products that protect users’ privacy and Constitutional rights, saying he plans to promote such technologies.But Vysk Communication’s CEO Victor Cocchia has been working on developing such technology since 2012, long before Snowden addressed the Hope X conference last weekend. Cocchia spoke to me about his… Read More
  • Samsung Backs GamePop As BlueStacks Adds $13M In New Funding

    Darrell Etherington
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
     Samsung’s venture arm has contributed to a round of funding that adds $13 million to the total raised by BlueStacks, the virtualization startup that debuted its GamePop platform earlier this year to offer over-the-top mobile gaming for living room and TVs. Samsung’s investment backs the company’s vision of delivering GamePop as a white-label solution aimed at TV makers and… Read More
  • The Sync Smartband Is A Health And Location Tracking Device For Both Kids And Grown-Ups

    Sarah Perez
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
     Wearables for kids are coming. A company called ActvContent is today launching the Sync smartband, which was initially aimed at parents looking to keep track of their wandering children. Today, as the product goes live on Indiegogo, the company is broadening its focus to appeal to families and adults as well, with a variety of health tracking functions, including a fitness tracker and sleep… Read More
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  • Samurai Warriors 4 For PS4 Releases This October

    Adnan Farooqui
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    There’s a new title coming for Sony PlayStation 4 in the near future. It was confirmed today on the official PlayStation blog that Samurai Warriors 4 for PS4 is going to be released this October, 24th October to be precise. The announcement was made on the blog by Hisashi Koinuma, the producer for Samurai Warriors 4. Koinuma has been with the Samurai Warrior series ever since its inception, serving as a director for SW1 and SW2, as well as the producer for SW3 and the upcoming release. The series makes its return after four years on the PlayStation 4, destined for release on October…
  • Killzone Shadow Fall Gets Two New Multiplayer Maps

    Adnan Farooqui
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Killzone Shadow Fall is a popular title for Sony’s next generation console, the PlayStation 4. Folks who play this game will no doubt be excited to hear that two new multiplayer maps have been released for this title. The best part is that both new maps are available at absolutely no cost to players. The new maps follow the release of a “comedic” multiplayer executive pack, which came out last week. These new maps are called The Terminal and Stormgracht. Set inside the partition wall on the New Helghan area of No Man’s Land, The Terminal is a building that’s…
  • BlackBerry Officially Shows Off The Passport In White

    Adnan Farooqui
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    BlackBerry fans are anxiously waiting for the company’s new device to be launched. The Passport was shown off first at BlackBerry’s annual shareholders meeting and there CEO John Chen told everyone that the device will be released in white as well as the standard black color. All of the material that the company has shared regarding the Passport has depicted the device in black. Naturally its fans were curious about how the device would look in white. BlackBerry today officially showed off the Passport in white. Its not like the company wasn’t beaten to the punch. Yesterday…
  • iPhone 6 Announcement ‘Tentatively’ Planned For Mid-September

    Adnan Farooqui
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Its no secret that Apple’s new iPhones are just a few months away. Traditionally the company releases new hardware in the fall and that’s what it is expected to do this time around as well. Two iPhone 6 models are believed to be on the cards for 2014 and both are expected to bring significantly larger displays that have never before been used in the iPhone. While there’s no official word about the iPhone 6 announcement event a report claims that the company has “tentatively” planned the event for mid-September. Folks at 9to5Mac claim, citing sources briefed on…
  • Apple Reportedly Preparing 4K Desktop And 12-Inch MacBook For October Release

    Adnan Farooqui
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    We expect to see a lot of interesting new products from Apple this fall, primarily new iPhones and iPads. There’s been chatter about new Macs as well and a report published today claims that this October the company is going to release a 12-inch MacBook as well as a 4K desktop. Both products will apparently used as selling points for OS X Yosemite which is reportedly going to be released for the public in October as well. This isn’t the first we have heard about the 12-inch MacBook. Today’s report claims that it will have a Retina display measuring 12-inches diagonally and…
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  • Coolio will release new music through…Pornhub?!

    Hannah Abrams
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Like most Internet-dwellers, I HAD NO IDEA WHAT PORNHUB WAS BEFORE TODAY! Is it a car part or something? Okay, have you stopped reading yet, grandmom? I think Matlock is on television now. Is she gone? Great, let’s talk about porn, er, I mean music. I’m already confusing myself. Remember Coolio? He was the guy who did a parody of Weird Al’s “Amish Paradise.” Just kidding. Is this why people hate millennials? First, let’s set the mood for this post: Continue reading Coolio will release new music through…Pornhub?! Related posts: YouTube forced to take down Warner Music Aggrega…
  • Colfax Smart Pack melds wireless tech, power, with urban appeal

    Stanley Goodner
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    When wearable tech is a topic of discussion, it usually covers such things as smartwatches, Google Glass, fitness trackers, and such. Those devices are more common and of a wider variety, of course. When it comes to gadgets and wearables, it’s easy to overlook that everyday bag or backpack. The bag that carries all your stuff says as much about you as any other type of fashion accessory. If you’re one to stay on top of smart wearables, you’ll be interested in the latest smart backpack by Colfax. If you’ve never heard of Colfax backpacks, you might be lacking a bit in… Continue…
  • Microsoft confirms last-minute Surface Mini setback, alludes to record Surface Pro 3 sales

    Adrian Diaconescu
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    Between the closing of Nokia’s acquisition, its biggest employee shake-up ever and the recent surprising Surface Pro 3 introduction, you can definitely say it’s been an eventful past few months in Microsoft’s Redmond camp. But now that things are at last settling, it’s time MS addressed some of its more unexpected decisions. Like Surface Mini’s purported cancelation in the… Continue reading Microsoft confirms last-minute Surface Mini setback, alludes to record Surface Pro 3 sales Related posts: Twitter Leak Master Confirms Microsoft Surface Mini, Tegra K1-Powered Surface 3 Report:…
  • Rumor: Metal-clad Samsung Galaxy Alpha/Galaxy F destined for limited release

    Adrian Diaconescu
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    For as long as we can remember, speculation in regards to Samsung preparing a shift away from plastic and towards metal-constructed high-end smartphones has constantly emerged from various sources, only to be suppressed sooner or later by, well, reality. Seeing Apple and then HTC successfully manufacturing such premium-looking, robust gear on a large scale has just boosted the… Continue reading Rumor: Metal-clad Samsung Galaxy Alpha/Galaxy F destined for limited release Related posts: Samsung Galaxy Note clad in pink shows up in Korea Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Tipped to Come with Familiar…
  • Nokia unveils ultra-affordable Lumia 530 with Windows Phone 8.1

    Adrian Diaconescu
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    It’s sad that perhaps Nokia’s most highly anticipated release of 2014 targets the low-end branch of the smartphone market, but even with Microsoft completely behind the erstwhile mobile giant, the Lumia makers can’t abandon the entry-level boat for bolder high-end goals. Only the just-announced Lumia 530 looks like a downgrade rather than an upgrade over the 525 on paper, so it’s unlikely to be… Continue reading Nokia unveils ultra-affordable Lumia 530 with Windows Phone 8.1 Related posts: Nokia unveils two new Windows Phone devices, the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 Nokia Lumia 530…
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  • Amazon Fire Phone Wins Respect, if Not Raves

    Kris Holt
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Early reviews for Amazon's first foray into the smartphone market are mixed, with a general sense that the device is a good phone overlaid with some flashy features. Amazon announced the Fire Phone last month, trumpeting its 3D display, which uses facial recognition and front-facing cameras to shift perspective, depending on where the user's head is; a personal assistant called "Firefly"; and Amazon's live, interactive support service, Mayday. The Fire Phone is slated for release on Thursday.
  • Failure to Communicate Hamstrings Cyberdefenders

    John P. Mello Jr.
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    A failure to communicate between security pros and company brass may be contributing to the inability of a significant number of organizations to reduce the risk of cyberattacks on their systems. That was one of the findings last week in a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Websense. Thirty-one percent of the nearly 5,000 respondents surveyed for the study said their cybersecurity team never met with the executive team about cybersecurity.
  • Black Hat Tor-Busting Talk Nixed

    Katherine Noyes
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:02 pm
    The Tor Project is working to remedy a vulnerability in its anonymity software following the sudden cancellation of a talk at next month's Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas that would have revealed it. The planned talk, entitled "You Don't Have to be the NSA to Break Tor: Deanonymizing Users on a Budget," would have demonstrated a way to unmask users of Tor, the privacy-minded Web browsing software. Carnegie Mellon University researcher Alexander Volynkin was to deliver the briefing.
  • iOS Insecurity - Designed by Apple?

    Richard Adhikari
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:34 am
    The long-held belief that Android is the least secure of mobile OSes was shattered by security researcher and expert iOS hacker Jonathan Zdziarski over the weekend. He unveiled a host of iOS vulnerabilities, the scope of which was staggering: undocumented services that bypass backup encryption and can be accessed both via USB and wirelessly; a means to access all data encrypted with data protection if the device has not been rebooted since the user's PIN was last entered; and a packet sniffer that can be monitored remotely over WiFi.
  • Nvidia's Shield Tablet Earns Praise for Hardware, Shrugs for Games

    Kris Holt
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:39 am
    Nvidia is expanding its Shield line of gaming products with the launch of a gaming tablet and accompanying wireless controller. Designed for high performance, the tablet is powered by Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor, which includes 192 graphics processing unit cores. It will be frequently updated with software updates designed to draw stronger performance and additional capabilities from the hardware. The tablet follows on from the release last year of the Shield Portable handheld device.
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  • U.S. spending $1.2B to snag asteroid

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Seems NASA's fascination with the moon is in the past. It's focused on something far more menacing: incoming asteroids.
  • Google Glass now supports mind control

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    An app has been developed that allows a Google Glass user to control the device using their mind. Erin McLaughlin reports.
  • NASA tackles new space threat

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Seems NASA's fascination with the moon is in the past. It's focused on something far more menacing: incoming asteroids
  • 12 real people in video games

    18 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    It's a matter of geopolitical debate whether Manuel Noriega's reputation can be damaged any more than it already was. But the former Panamanian dictator says a video game did just that.
  • 12 real people who appeared in video games

    18 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    It's a matter of geopolitical debate whether Manuel Noriega's reputation can be damaged any more than it already was. But the former Panamanian dictator says a video game did just that.
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    Liquidmatrix Security Digest

  • BH, DefCon, BSidesLV Primer

    Bill Brenner
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    Many security professionals are making plans for a week in Las Vegas early next month for three big InfoSec conferences: Black Hat, Defcon and BSidesLV. I’ve been going for years and am familiar with what to expect and how to make the best use of my time there.  If you’re a first-time attendee, however, the experience can be overwhelming. For that reason, each year I put together a survival guide of sorts. Here’s your primer for 2014: Tip 1: Don’t let the noise get to you Black Hat and DEF CON in particular are noisy events. The vendors, in an effort to really fit…
  • Liquidmatrix Security Digest Podcast – Episode 3F

    James Arlen
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Episode 0x3F Last one before Summer Security Camp Pretty much everyone is drowning under piles of wtf and omfg diaf. But we promised you we’d be back and this time we’re pretending we care. Upcoming this week… Lots of News Breaches SCADA / Cyber, cyber… etc. finishing it off with DERPs/Mailbag (or Deep Dive) And there are weekly Briefs – no arguing or discussion allowed And if you’ve got commentary, please sent it to for us to check out. DISCLAIMER: It’s not that explicit, but you may want to use headphones if you’re at…
  • What The Hell Just Happened Here?

    Bill Brenner
    12 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    I never could keep my mouth shut. When a conversation is going on, I can’t just mind my business and focus on the work at hand. I have to be the man at the table who injects quips into the discussion; the guy who thinks he’s not contributing properly unless he pontificates, no matter how ridiculous his words are. That was the scenario Friday when some of us Akamites (Akamai employees) were talking about the content for a new site in the works. I noted that while I love the daily blogging in The Akamai Security Blog and am grateful that I have another forum – The OCD…
  • Bill Brenner Is Joining Liquidmatrix

    Dave Lewis
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Fresh from the “why the hell didn’t I think of this years ago” files we have some news. Bill Brenner is joining Liquidmatrix! It will be nice to actually have someone writing again. Hint hint. (looking at the crew…myself included) Nothing like a comment made in passing to develop into a cool idea. Years ago Bill was the first media person to interview me for…well, any publication. In the intervening years I have learned that he was a consummate professional and remains so to this day (That’ll be $100 Bill). Now that we both work for the same company, Akamai Technologies, we chat…
  • LSD Podcast 0x3E

    James Arlen
    4 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    Episode 0x3E HAPPY $COUNTRY JULY PAID DAY OFF We’re back. Reasons shall be enumerated. And so forth. Upcoming this week… Lots of News Breaches SCADA / Cyber, cyber… etc. finishing it off with DERPs/Mailbag (or Deep Dive) And there are weekly Briefs – no arguing or discussion allowed And if you’ve got commentary, please sent it to for us to check out. DISCLAIMER: It’s not that explicit, but you may want to use headphones if you’re at work. ADDITIONAL DISCLAIMER: In case it is unclear, this is the story of 5 opinionated infosec…
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    Pinoy Tech Blog - The Philippines' Longest-running Technology Blog

  • Carmudi launches Android App

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    In just a span of six months, Carmudi, an online vehicle marketplace which started its operations in the Philippines January of this year has already managed to get over 15,000 listings online and expand its presence in Cavite, Laguna, Pampanga, Ilocos and Cebu. Brought by the same company behind fashion e-commerce giant Zalora and electronics website Lazada, Carmudi gives you the latest offers of cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles (via its website) and with the launch of its Android app, you can now get instant access to used and new vehicles quickly and easily on your smartphones.
  • Xiaomi Announces Mi4, The Fastest Mi Phone Ever

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:33 am
    Xiaomi earlier announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Mi4. The Mi3 successor is now powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.5GHz processor, 3GB LP-DDR3 RAM, 16/64GB eMMC 5.0, 5-inch 1080p Sharp / JDI OGS full lamination display, 13MP rear and 8MP front Sony stacked CMOS camera and 3080 mAh Lithium-ion polymer battery. The Mi4 has an estimated price of Php 14,000 (16GB) and Php 17,500 (64GB). Mi4 Specs Snapdragon 801 chipset, 3GB RAM, 16/64GB Flash 5-inch 1080p IPS display, very high colour gamut (84% of NTSC range) 13MP rear camera, f1.8, real-time HDR, 4K video recording…
  • Philippine Star launches Pagesuite App

    20 Jul 2014 | 12:09 am
    Philippines Star has recently launched the Philippine Star Pagesuite App. The new app provides its readers with latest news and entertainment stories from across the country and compared to the old app, the new Philippine Star app is now feed-driven, meaning the news or content is automatically refreshed periodically. The new Philippine Star Pagesuite App also provides the news in PDF format. Here are some screen caps of the new Philippine Star Pagesuite App. The news is categorized into sections. You can navigate to sections by swiping left and right. A Menu button which allows you to view…
  • BlackBerry Z3 launches in PH, priced at Php 10,990

    18 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    BlackBerry has recently launched the BlackBerry Z3 in the Philippines. The 5-inch, entry-level BlackBerry Z3 comes with the standard BlackBerry features including BlackBerry Hub that lets users access notifications, messages and social media updates in a single container, BBM voice and video chatting, BlackBerry Keyboard, Time Shift camera, BlackBerry 10 browser, Instant messaging previews and auto-reply feature, easy sharing and FM Radio. The BlackBerry Z3 runs on BlackBerry 10 OS ver 10.2.1 and can load Android applications. The BlackBerry Z3 will be available for Php 10,990. BlackBerry Z3…
  • ASUS officially launches ZenFone series smartphones in PH

    18 Jul 2014 | 2:43 am
    ASUS has officially launched the ASUS ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 last night. The Intel Atom powered Zenfone series smartphones feature premium design, an improved ASUS ZenUI and PixelMaster camera technology which can take quality photos even in poorly lit environment. Zenfone 4 The 4-inch Zenfone is available in Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Cherry Red, Sky Blue and Solar Yellow and has an SRP of Php 3,995 (8GB). Check out our quick hands-on with the Zenfone 4 here. Zenfone 5 Zenfone 5 is available in Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Cherry Red, Champagne Gold and Twilight Purple and has an SRP of Php…
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    Shiny Shiny | Shiny Shiny

  • HootSuite has turned your favourite books’ titles into clickable headlines

    Hayley Minn
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    That BuzzFeed has a lot to answer for (as does Upworthy to be fair). Anyhow the folks at HootSuite have spent the day re-imagining the titles of classic novels as if they were dreamt up by social media driven, link-bait hungry hack (err that’s us too) Not only are the new headlines funny, they also prove that the books are still as relevant today as they were all those years ago. Maybe we should just start changing the titles so more teenagers will read? Anyway the titles are here – and you can guess what the answers are and check your score at the bottom. Check out the…
  • Like to bike? Map your route with this app

    Sadie Hale
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    A new app aimed at providing accurate information on the best cycle routes around the world promises to be every pedal-pusher’s best friend. The no-nonsense CycleMap app is the brainchild of Olivier Carbonneau, who together with David Boudreault decided to create a single, free smartphone app for cyclists after Carbonneau realised that the .pdf cycle maps available for his hometown of Quebec City weren’t up to scratch. So, with the help of open source data, they set out on a journey to index the most popular, usable cycle routes across the entire globe, amounting to a…
  • Low-frequency shock treatment could treat depression

    Diane Shipley
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also known as shock therapy, is still often shown as something terrifying and torturous that can mangle your brain and turn you into a blabbering fool. But while decades ago it was used without regard for patients’ pain thresholds or desire to retain memories, these days it’s a more civilised affair actually involving anaesthetic. And for people with severe depression, it can literally be a lifesaver: Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher, who has bipolar disorder, says it stopped her from feeling suicidal. But sending an electric current through the brain…
  • Xiaomi has launched the cheapest ever wearable, the MiBand

    Hayley Minn
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    Have you been looking at wearable fitness trackers, but been put off by the steep price tag? Well, you’re in luck, as Xiaomi has launched a new wristband, the MiBand, for just £7.50. Yes, we promise we’re not missing any 0s off of that! Often referred to as ‘China’s Apple’, Xiamoi is launching the MiBand alongside the Mi4, the company’s newest phone model, with a 5in screen offering 17% greater resolution than Apple’s more expensive iPhone 5S. The MiBand acts as an ID authenticator, allowing the phone to be unlocked without a password, but it also acts like a fitness…
  • Xiaomi has launched the £7.50 wearable, the MiBand. Great, but only if you are in China

    Hayley Minn
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    Have you been looking at wearable fitness trackers, but been put off by the steep price tag? Well, you’re in luck, (if you live in China that is) as Xiaomi,  has launched a new wristband, the MiBand, for just £7.50. Yes, we promise we’re not missing any 0s off of that! Often referred to as ‘China’s Apple’, Xiamoi is launching the MiBand alongside the Mi4, the company’s newest phone model, with a 5in screen offering 17% greater resolution than Apple’s more expensive iPhone 5S. The MiBand acts as an ID authenticator, allowing the phone to be unlocked without a password,…
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    Tech Digest | Tech Digest

  • WATCH: New Assassin’s Creed: Unity trailer

    James O'Malley
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:53 am
    Ubisoft has posted a new video looking behind the scenes at the new game engine in Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Creative director Alex Amancio explains what went into some of the designs – and shows off some new gameplay footage in the process. We’re counting down to the 28th October already.
  • Is Google trying to buy Spotify? Here’s why a deal would be great for both companies.

    James O'Malley
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    Interesting rumours are doing the rounds suggesting that Google might be attempting to acquire music streaming service Spotify. Such a deal could massively upset the music and tech industries. TechRadar reports that Google was on the cusp of making the deal, before deciding that the $4-5bn price was simply too high. To put that into some perspective, Instagram cost Facebook $1bn, and Google’s most recent acquisition, Nest (the smart thermostat company), was in the region of $3.2bn. Since then, others have apparently denied that talks even took place. Such a deal would perhaps make great…
  • OSX Yosemite Beta out tomorrow – here’s how to get it!

    James O'Malley
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    Early adopters will be salivating today at the prospect of Apple releasing a beta version of its next operating system, Yosemite, at about 6pm tomorrow UK time. OSX 10.10, called Yosemite, was revealed in June at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The OS brings with it a bunch of new features, including “continuity” – the ability to seamlessly move between Mac, iPad and iPhone and carry on doing what you are doing. Perhaps the starkest change though is to the visuals: in line with iOS the operating system will be getting a “flat” make-over to better…
  • “One OS on all platforms” strategy to remain despite massive changes at Microsoft

    James O'Malley
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:04 am
    Don’t expect your Microsoft desktops, tablets or phones to start looking any different any time soon. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that having all platforms run the same operating system is still Microsoft’s overall goal. As spotted by WPCentral, Nadella is quoted in a rather dull financial press release as saying the plan is to “streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system. This means one operating system that covers all screen sizes.” This should perhaps be unsurprising to anyone who has…
  • Britons don’t want web filters, says Ofcom

    Stuart O'Connor
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:38 am
    UK web users must really like their porn. Either that, or they just don’t like the government telling them what they can and cannot look at online. A new report from Ofcom shows that broadband customers in the UK are overwhelmingly choosing not to use parental-control systems foisted on ISPs by the government – with take-up in the single digits for three of the four major providers. The communications watchdog said that 5 per cent of BT customers agreed to “family friendly network level filtering” when offered the system, while 8 per cent of BSkyB punters and 4 per…
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    Gear Live

  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite Developer Preview 4 now available, here’s what’s new!

    Andru Edwards
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Earlier today Apple released iOS 8 beta 4, and a few minutes later, we now have OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 4 as well. Developers who are already running Yosemite can get the update through the Mac App Store, while those who are looking to install it for the first time will need to log in to the Apple Developer Portal. As for the rest of the world, OS X Yosemite is set to launch this fall, bringing features like an all-new user interface, Continuity, and more to Apple's desktop operating system. Those interested in beta testing will be able to take part in testing later this…
  • Apple releases iOS 8 beta 4 build 12A4331d to developers, here’s what’s new!

    Andru Edwards
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Apple has just released iOS 8 beta 4, which can be found in the Developer Portal right now. iOS 8 beta 4 build 12A4331d works with supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models, and is available as an over-the-air update to users already running a previous iOS 8 beta on their devices. If you're already running iOS 8, you can update over-the-air by going into Settings > General > Software Update. Or you can go and grab the necessary download at Apple originally showed off iOS 8, and released its first beta, at WWDC 2014. The full release will…
  • Deal of the Day: 92% off iOS 8 + Swift learning course

    Andru Edwards
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    Today in the Gear Live Deals Shop we're offering a 92% discount on the complete iOS 8 + Swift developer course. Have you ever wanted to make your own apps for the iPhone and iPad? Then pay attention to our Deal of the Day! Alongside iOS 8, Apple is releasing its new programming language, Swift. This video course will teach you everything you need to know in order to build 14 different apps, giving you a solid foundation for becoming an iOS developer. You get access to 350 videos that walk you through the process over the course of over 36 hours. Additionally, you get the…
  • Giveaway: PlayStation 4 Battlefield bundle

    Andru Edwards
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Today in the Gear Live Deals Shop you can enter to win a Sony PlayStation 4 Battlefield bundle. You can't get better than free, so this is our Deal of the Day. Aside from the actual PlayStation 4 console, you'll also walk away with two wireless PS4 controllers, and a copy of Battlefield 4 as well. Ready to enter? Go get it: Enter our PlayStation 4 Battlefield bundle giveaway Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals.
  • Bleeding Edge TV 513: Our #DigitallyDark Giveaway Winner!

    Andru Edwards
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:42 pm
    We announce the winner of our #DigitallyDark Absolute LoJack Premium Family Pack giveaway in this episode! Did you win? Don't forget to subscribe to Gear Live's YouTube channel--also, we are giving away awesome perks for our Patreon backers - thanks for your support!   Here's how to get the show: Subscribe: iTunes iPod / H.264 | iTunes MPEG-4 | RSS H.264 Feed | RSS MPEG-4 Feed |Download| - iPod-formatted H.264 |Download| - Apple TV High Resolution |Download| - MPEG-4 Tags: absolute lojack, absolute software, andru, andru edwards, contests, digitally dark, find my iphone, gear…
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  • Planning to buy a Xiaomi MI3? This Short Review might help you!

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:13 am
    Welcome to this review of the Xiaomi MI3. Before I get to the device, let me start you a quick overview on this company. They have a philosophy of selling devices directly to customers; that helps them manage to keep the prices competitive. Xiaomi was founded in 2010 and they have reached great heights in just 4 years. They’ve brought together some real smart people from Microsoft, Google, Motorola Yahoo and other big players in the industry with a focus of making great stuffs at affordable prices. Mi 3 is Xiaomi’s highest performing smartphone and has been in news for a while…
  • Gionee Elife S5.5 gets the Latest Android KitKat upgrade over OTA

    4 Jul 2014 | 12:52 am
    Gionee Smartphones announced the much awaited update for Gionee ELife S5.5, the Android KitKat 4.4.2. The Over-The-Air software update for Gionee ELife S5.5 will allow its users to download and install the new software with ease. The new Android KitKat version is a big development for Gionee and will offer simpler, faster and more intuitive ways to use the device with a host of new features for seamless user facilities. The ELife S5.5 is set for a revamp in terms of its user interface, applications and layout.   With the new user interface design there will be enhanced features like an…
  • 8 things to expect from Google IO 2014 as Announcements

    24 Jun 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Google IO is an annual conference conducted by Google to unveil different technology innovations and products which they have been working on. Google IO is just few hours away from now. Google was traditionally focussed on Consumer technologies; However, in the recent years, they have definitely made some good steps towards Enterprise Tech with Cloud, Chrome etc. If you are keen to watch the Keynote Live, you can check this link (June 25th, 9:00 AM PDT). Update: Watch the Keynote here: Firstly, with Vic writing about his plans beyond Google, it would be interesting to see who would present…
  • Best Practices to Move your Applications to Cloud

    6 Jun 2014 | 8:54 pm
    In this previous article, we had a quick overview on the different cloud service models and how it eases your challenges w.r.t administration. Now, let me ask you a simple question, can every software or workloads be moved to Cloud? The answer will definitely be a NO. “No single delivery model meets all needs, but the combination of public, private, and hybrid clouds offer a range of options suitable for many business requirements” Every application is different; and having a better understanding on what workload can be moved to a Cloud platform is a key to have the right cloud…
  • Cloud Computing Service Models and their Benefits

    6 Jun 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Cloud is the architecture and a set of services that enable access resources on demand. It is a dynamically scalable, on-demand, multi-tenant and often virtualized resources which are provided as a self-service over the Internet/Intranet; Public, Private and Hybrid Models. Cloud gives you the flexibility to handle fast paced customer requirements and also provide a reliable solution for your applications, which can have an option to scale incrementally without having a downtime. However, one needs to have a clear understanding on what specific outcomes are desired before considering the cloud…
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    Techie Buzz

  • Sony launches the Xperia T3 in India for ₹27,990; available from next week

    Abhishek Baxi
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    Sony India today introduced Xperia T3, a slim and stylish Android smartphone. Packed in a stainless steel frame with a matte back cover, the Xperia T3 is exquisitely designed and stands out in a crowd and weighs just 144 grams. The Xperia T3 features a high-resolution 5.3-inch HD IPS Triluminos display that claims to offer redder reds and bluer blues with great viewing angles. Powered by a Quad-core 1.4 GHz processor, Xperia T3 packs in 2500 mAh battery, which along with the Battery STAMINA Mode, promises to save one from forever battery anxiety. The Xperia T3 is packed with an 8MP camera…
  • Lumia 530 Announced with a Dual SIM Variant

    Pallab De
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    The budget segment has been the biggest area of strength for Windows Phone devices, with handsets like the Lumia 520 and the 620 doing brisk business. The Lumia 520 alone managed to capture over a third of the Windows Phone market. Now, this crucial low-end Windows Phone handset is receiving a refresh in the form of the Lumia 530. The Lumia 530 promises to deliver more for less. However, the competition has gotten a lot tougher over the past few months with the launch of well-built Android devices like the Moto E. Does the Lumia 530 have enough to put up a good fight? The Lumia 530 is…
  • Spice launches two new Android KitKat smartphones – Spice Stellar 526 and Spice Stellar 520

    Abhishek Baxi
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    In a press event at AndroidLand in Noida today, Spice Retail announced two new Android KitKat smartphones, the Spice Stellar 526 and the Spice Stellar 520. Spice Stellar 526 Spice Stellar 526 is the company’s first smartphone powered by a true 1.5GHz Hexa-Core processor. The 12.7cm IPS display is packed in an 8.3mm slim chassis. The dual SIM Stellar 526 packs in 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable up to 32GB. The Stellar 526 features an 8 MP rear camera with autofocus and a 3.2 MP front camera. The camera features advanced modes like Object Tracking, Live Photo Mode, Voice &…
  • LG G3: Hands-on, Photos, and First Impressions

    Pallab De
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    The LG G2 might not have achieved the massive sales figures of some of its competitors, but it won the hearts of many, and demonstrated that LG had what it takes to be an industry leader. With the G3, the Korean manufacturer is looking to raise the bar further. LG G3 – Simple is the New Smart Appearance and Display As is the trend these days, LG has bumped up the display size in G3. It sports a 5.5’’ display, which firmly puts it in the phablet category. However, thanks to unbelievably narrow bezels the G3’s dimensions are actually very similar to the HTC One M8 or the Sony Xperia…
  • LG G3 Accessories: First Look

    Pallab De
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Earlier today LG unveiled its new flagship smartphone along with a bunch of accessories at a glitzy event in Mumbai featuring the Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. We’ve already shared our hands-on experience with the LG G Watch. However, it’s not the only interesting G3 accessory that LG is launching. Cases LG has enhanced its Quick Window case and renamed it as the Quick Circle case for the G3. As the name suggests, the transparent portion of the case is now circular. Tapping the circle a couple of times activates the display, which by default displays clockfaces. Like earlier,…
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  • Samsung Display (SDC) starts ordering equipment for the Gen-6 A3 AMOLED line

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    OLEDNet posted an article stating that major equipment companies in Korea reported orders from SDC. The manufacturing process equipment suggest that SDC is finally moving forward with its Gen-6 (1850x1500) AMOLED fab.According to the report, SDC plans to complete the orders soon and wants to get it all by December 2014 and start mass producing in Q1 2015. The only major equipment orders left are for the encapsulation equipment. These may go to Veeco for their FAST-ALD systems, but we know that SDC is also looking at alternative approaches.Read more about Samsung Display (SDC) starts ordering…
  • LG's 18" flexible and transparent OLED panels on video

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    Two weeks ago LG announced it has developed 18" rollable OLEDs and 18" transparent OLEDs, showing photos of two prototypes. LG now quietly released videos showing those amazing new displays, the largest ever flexible and transparent OLEDs.The flexible OLED has of 1200x810 (80 PPI), and a curvature radius of 30R. As you can see it really can be rolled up (to a radius of 3 cm). We don't have a lot of technical details on the transparent panel, besides the fact that its transmittance is 30%.Read more about LG's 18" flexible and transparent OLED panels on video
  • A new OLED-Info report: The Flexible OLED Market Report

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:44 pm
    I'm happy to announce our third OLED market report, the Flexible OLED Market Report. This report provides a great introduction to flexible OLED panels, both display and lighting ones. It covers everything you need to know about flexible panels technologies. This is a great guide for anyone interested in flexible panels for their own devices, and also for technology and system suppliers.Reading this report, you'll learn all about:The different kinds of flexible OLEDsWhat are the main challenges towards flexible OLEDsAll flexible OLED displays currently on the marketThe emerging flexible OLED…
  • Taiwan forms an OLED lighting commercialization alliance

    20 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    The OLED Lighting Commercialization Alliance (OLCA) was formed a few days ago in Taiwan, with an aim to make Taiwan an important OLED lighting player. The alliance will promote OLED technologies and will include members from materials suppliers to product makers.The OLCA seems to be led by Taiwan's ITRI. Other members include Merck, RiT Display, WiseChip, Corning, Tongtai Machine & Tool and the TLFEA (Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association). ITRI says that more than 60 companies have shown interest in collaborating with OLCA members.Read more about Taiwan forms an OLED…
  • Researchers from the University of Michigan developed metal-free phosphorescent OLED emitters

    18 Jul 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Researchers from the University of Michigan developed metal-free phosphorescent OLED emitters. The idea is that if the emitter molecules cannot vibrate, they cannot release energy and light and so more energy is converted into light. At first they tried creating a stiff lattice (crystalize the emitters) - this achieved 55% light conversion (better than the 25% of regular fluorescent OLEDs, but not as good as the 100% achieved by heavy metal doping).But this method cannot be adopted for commercial OLEDs easily, and so the second method they tried is to tweaking the organic molecules so that…
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

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

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

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

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

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

  • Yik Yak Announces Improved App Experience, Offers New Tools and Updates

    Amanda Quick
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Yik Yak is an anonymous app that “acts like a local bulletin board for your area by showing the most recent posts from other users around you,” according to their site. Last Spring, the app saw a surge in popularity (especially on college campuses) and the Co-Founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington, are already finding additional ways to improve the Yik Yak experience for users. “As we continue our staggering growth, it’s important that we build out the app to improve the experience through added options and features for the whole Yik Yak community,” said Tyler Droll,…
  • Marco Giberti: Investors Still Need to Understand #MiamiTech Can Deliver Great Results

    Camila Souza
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Marco Giberti has a non-traditional approach to his role as an investor. He likes to be “hands- on,” which means he is very particular when it comes to the startups he invests.  Giberti has been a successful entrepreneur angel investor with more than 20 years of experience in both United States and Latin America. Currently, he is a partner at Vesuvio Ventures, an early-stage investment company that has successfully invested in startups like MyMela, LiveNinja, and DoubleDutch among others. Giberti had a successful career as a corporate executive at Apple computers before cofounding Mind…
  • Chicago’s AvantCredit Raises $75M Series C for Online Consumer Lending

    Ronald Barba
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    The Chicago-based financial tech startup AvantCredit announced the closing of a $75 million round of Series C financing led by Tiger Global Management. In addition, the company has announced a $200 million credit facility led by Victory Park Capital. AvantCredit has grown rapidly since its launch at the end of 2012. The startup has revolutionized the online lending industry, creating an entirely new experience for the personal loan process, as well as being able to offer rates lower than traditional banking institutions. Blending together advanced algorithms, machine-learning capabilities,…
  • Macy’s Announces It Will Bring Fashion Incubator to Miami

    Camila Souza
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Macy’s, the American chain of department stores, announced today that it will bring its fashion incubator to Miami as an effort to foster talent in the city. The announcement was made by Edward Jay Goldberg, the Vice President of Government & Consumer Affairs for Macy’s during the annual Beacon Council One Community One Goal Meeting. Goldberg went on to say that, “this is not to feather Macy’s nest” but rather a public program for the purpose of keeping talent in Miami. Macy’s has previously established their one-year fashion program in Philadelphia and…
  • 4 Reasons You Should Brave the Cold and Startup in Fargo

    Kira M. Newman
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    If you think nothing goes on in Fargo, North Dakota, think again: organizers are expecting over 800 people for TEDxFargo: On Purpose tomorrow, followed by TEDxYouth@Fargo on Friday. As organizer Greg Tehven blogged on TED, one of the major myths about Fargo is that it’s cold all the time. Granted, it does get 52 inches of snow in the winter and the average low is below 10 degrees Fahrenheit for three months. But the other seasons – and, I’m starting to learn, the warmth of the community – make up for it.  Culture  I’ve asked lots of entrepreneurs about their startup…
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  • 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…
  • Quickly mass delete pending comments from an ExpressionEngine database.
    2 Dec 2013 | 10:45 am
    Ever get bombarded by a spammer in your ExpressionEngine comment system and want to delete, say 16,747 pending comments all at once? Run the following query on your MySQL database and kiss that spam goodbye. (Please, make a backup on your database before doing this though!) DELETE FROM exp_comments WHERE exp_comments.`status` = 'p'; Spam be gone.
  • Automate daily database backups with crontab and SFTP and be the master your domain.
    26 Oct 2013 | 1:02 pm
    I recently worked on a site which saved data in it’s local database which needed to be collected and sent each day to a remote server via SFTP for analysis. Needless to say, I didn’t want to manually do this process every day, but I had never fully explored cron jobs, so I had to teach myself about cron jobs while I figured out the problem at hand. Here’s how I ended up automating the job. Your friend, the command line I built the Ubuntu server myself and I had full access to server via the command line. The “root” user was locked down though for safety’s…
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • Who says fish can't drive?

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Dutch designers have built a prototype 'car' for fish. Equipped with a webcam, micro-computer and motorized wheels, the mobile fish tank utilizes computer vision technology to track its fish driver's movements to get around. Jim Drury reports.
  • China sales drive strong Apple results

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    A jump in both iPhone and Macs computer sales in China helped Apple beat forecasts in its third quarter, despite weaker than expected revenue and guidance. Bobbi Rebell reports.
  • Ancient mummies digitally unwrapped to reveal new secrets

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    State-of-the-art CT scanning is giving researchers at the British Museum the opportunity to digitally unwrap ancient Egyptian mummies. The non-invasive technique preserves the delicate remains, but has given new insights into mummification and revealed the faces of ancient Egyptians for the first time in thousands of years. Tara Cleary reports.
  • Bigger Apple phone, bigger orders

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    Apple is asking suppliers to make 70 to 80 million units of its new larger screen iPhone, a lot more initially than its current model. Fred Katayama reports.
  • Netflix investors cheer world of opportunity

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Details on a potentially very lucrative international expansion sent Netflix shares higher in after hours trading, overshadowing a slight miss on earnings per share. Bobbi Rebell reports.
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    Softpedia News - Technology & Gadgets

  • Any Old Monitor Can Gain Touch Support Thanks to Zmartframe – Video

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    Older monitors and TVs have no touch support, but maybe you're just not up for an upgrade, especially if your display has a good resolution. That's why the Zmartframe might be one of the best inventions of recent months. Zmartframe is an add-on that attaches to a monitor or all-in-one PC and adds support for touch-based input. It's that simple. The only restrictions are that the display needs to have a diagonal of 19, 22 or 24 inches, and the 16:9 aspect ratio (widescreen, pretty normal real... (read more)
  • Give Your PC 12 TB Extra Storage via USB 3.0 with WD My Book Duo

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:16 am
    The other day, Western Digital released WD Red hard disk drives with 6 TB capacity. The company also said they were meant for network-attached storage devices.Now, the company has spoken up again, to inform us, and the rest of the world, that USB-connected docking stations and drive cages work just fine too.In truth, there is nothing stopping people from equipping WD Red drives on their normal PCs. Ultimately, they're still just HDDs.Still, WD designed them with network-attached, and apparentl... (read more)
  • PQI Releases USB Flash Drives with Apple Lightning Connectors

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    If you're not an Apple fan, you might not be that familiar with the Lightning connectivity interface. If you are, though, you may be interested in the new flash drive from Power Quotient International, or PQI for short. Lightning is the name of the interface that Apple uses to allow its mobile devices (iPhones, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPad tablets) to connect to host computers, external monitors, cameras, USB battery chargers, etc. It was a replacement for the previous docking connector, brin... (read more)
  • ASUS Launches Republic of Gamers Monitor with 144 Hz Refresh Rate

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:49 am
    The Republic of Gamers brand from ASUS usually makes it on motherboards and graphic cards, or full PCs, but there are also monitors, among other things. ASUS has just released the Swift PG278Q.The ROG Swift PG278Q is a 27-inch display that goes to extremes on all fronts. Sure, the size isn't the greatest ever, but it's more than large enough for comfortable viewing, and larger diagonals make it hard to take in everything on-screen when sitting at a desk. It's the same reason people sit far awa... (read more)
  • Raspberry Pi Lab Powered by Solar Energy Needs Your Investment

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Raspberry Pi is one of the most famous prototype boards in the world, beyond what everyone, the Raspberry Pi Foundation included, even dreamed when the first credit card-sized PC came out. Now, a school wants your help to create a Raspberry Pi computer lab. You see, the Raspberry Pi is actually a very odd device. Not so much because of what it looks like or what it can do, but because of the hype it amassed in spite of the relatively “modest” goals at the time of its initial creat... (read more)
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    Techvibes Global News

  • Navut Helps People Find the Neighbourhood That's Right for Their Lifestyle

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Choosing a new home can be one of the most daunting decisions one can make. It brings a sense of new beginnings, and of changes fundamental to one’s way of living. A new house means uprooting and change: it means creating something anew—and leaving something behind. A decision like this should ideally be based on data and well prepared. Fortunately, Montreal-based startup Navut is all about doing just that. It aims to be your one-stop shop to find the perfect house to live in—and, perhaps more important, the right neighbourhood just for you. The founders know how important…
  • Five Cool Tech Career Opportunities in Canada Right Now

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
        Are you looking for work in Canada’s growing tech sector? We’ve selected a few from our job board to get you started in your search. PayPal is hiring a PPC and SEO Specialist in Toronto. The digital payment authorities are looking for an associate marketing manager to execute Search engine marketing and search engine optimization strategies to secure more merchants for the company. Applicants should have at least three years of experience of similar management with major international clients. Ability to speak French is an added bonus, according to the firm. Retreat…
  • FreshBooks Raises $30 Million and Plans to Hire 250 More Employees by 2016

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    FreshBooks has raised US $30 million round in its first institutional investment round. The round, led by Oak Investment Partners with participation from Atlas Venture and Georgian Partners, will position the company for "increased growth as it helps freelancers and service-based businesses successfully build their businesses without having to learn accounting." "FreshBooks is growing the cloud accounting software market by delivering a solution that is designed for the millions of small business owners that want to run their businesses without having to learn accounting," said Ann Lamont,…
  • Format’s Relaunch And Rebranding Takes Online Portfolios To The Next Level

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Earlier this month, the popular online portfolio platform 4ormat underwent a rebranding and relaunch. Since 2010, Toronto-based 4ormat—now Format—has been the choice for tens of thousands of creative professionals across 125 countries. Showcasing work is a vital part of every creative’s business and life, so the platform becomes an extension of what the person does. Like a suit for a businessman, the webpage needs to look good and feel good. Many web-building applications have immerged on the scene since then, and users are beginning to identify new demands: mobile…
  • Canadian Studio Hibernum Creations Builds Exclusive Game for Amazon Fire Phone Technology

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Saber’s Edge is one of only two games being published by the Amazon Game Studios exclusively for the upcoming Fire Phone. While the Fire Phone isn't going to be immediately available to Canadians at launch, the studio behind Saber's Edge is Canadian. Hibernum Creations is a videogame developer based in Montreal and Saber's Edge, a puzzle RPG, will launch alongside the Fire Phone this Friday. The mobile game is optimized for Amazon’s new Dynamic Perspective technology, which means players can look forward to peeking and tilting, 3D scenes, parallax icons, and up to 60 hours of…
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  • ITP longest running telecom program
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:20 am
    Changing Telecommunications Environment 1586_ 7/21/14 - This special, interdisciplinary course provided students with an opportunity to join international managers and policymakers from around the world in an intensive seminar focused on the challenges of managing in a telecommunications environment in an era of technological change. Larry Nelson was the opening keynote speaker with a popular topic, "Mastering Change" and Dale Hatfield, Adjunct Professor in the Future Disciplinary Telecom Program, headed up the entire project with his team. There were 25 USTTI participants (from 13…
  • Fourth generation entrepreneur....
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    Manages four companies including a family foundation 1585_ 7/21/14 - This is a great entrepreneur's story. Starting with fourth generation owner/president and EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist/Winner 2014, Kristy Taddonio Mullins of Mile Hi Foods. In 1901 Kristy's great grandfather Michael Taddonio arrived in the U.S from Italy and worked as a peddler in Denver selling fruits and vegetables door-to-door. His sons took over operating from their father's garage as Taddonio Brother's produce business. In 1956 the first McDonalds opened in Denver and mile Hi Fruit &…
  • Emergence of natural rubber business in U.S.
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:27 am
    Really exciting and a life saving development 1583_ 7/14/14 - We begin with an overview of Yulex Corp, speaking with the founder and CEO, Jeff Martin. This is really exciting and a life saving development for people suffering from a latex allergy. A lot of people don't know the U.S. has been 100% dependent on imports of natural rubber. Ninety percent of all the natural rubber in the world comes from southeast Asia, and there are sever allergy problems with the tropical latex that comes from southeast Asia. It's been a problem for a very long time. Yulex Corp has developed a new…
  • Getting these companies commercialized
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:22 am
    Building the system and getting the companies commercialized 1584_ 7/14/14 - EY Entrepreneur Finalist Jeff Pruitt is founding partner and CEO of Tallwave a venture development and venture capital firm. Jeff said they've connected a consulting firm, sleeves-rolled-up, hands-on, taking companies through the validation process, creating product / market fit and then actually commercializing companies on one side of the business - the venture capital on the other side. We have an $18 million seed fund. They work hand-in-hand on getting software-as-a-service and digital marketing companies…
  • Trust attitude toward recruitment
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    Value proposition for both the candidate and client 1582_ 7/14/14 - Traditionally staffing and recruitment firms are transactionaly focused, looking at the outcome only. We're talking with Kathleen Quinn Votaw, CEO, TalenTrust. Kathleen tells us that TalenTrust is often engaged with their clients for 3, 4, 5 years to help them through their growth and to ensure they have the right people in the right place and in a pipeline so that when they need to hire, they're ready to go. So they take a very holistic, sales, trust attitude toward recruitment versus a transactional attitude. In…
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  • The Fine Bros’ React Channel Gets Over 500,000 Subscribers In One Day

    Sam Gutelle
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    The Fine Bros run one of the biggest channels on YouTube, so it comes as no surprise that a new channel under their umbrella has attracted a huge swarm of fans. Despite contained no videos other than a channel trailer, the new React channel has amassed more than 500,000 subscribers in one day. React is not the first offshoot channel launched by The Fine Bros; Benny and Rafi Fine previously created a separate home for their web series MyMusic. While React will not contain any actual episodes of the web series from which it draws its name, it will feature the kid, teen, and elder stars of those…
  • Fund This: Stop-Motion Animator PES Serves Up ‘Submarine Sandwich’

    Sam Gutelle
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    Welcome to Fund This, a new column here at Tubefilter. Each week, we’ll look at a planned web series or other online video project currently in search of funding on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or any other similar crowdfunding sites. We’ll tell you what the series is all about and explain why it is worth your money. Do you have a project that’s currently being crowdfunded? Contact us to let us know and we may feature it in upcoming installments and check out previous installments righthere. Project Name: Submarine Sandwich Asking For: $30,000 on Kickstarter Amount Raised Thus Far (At…
  • The Guy In Charge Of YouTube’s Music Service Just Quit His Job

    Sam Gutelle
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am
    YouTube’s long-delayed music streaming service has suffered yet another setback. Chris LaRosa, who served as the product manager of YouTube Music, has left Google months before the planned debut of the company’s Spotify competitor. LaRosa, who had worked at Google since December 2007, will join an unspecified startup. The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the story, cited a source who claimed that LaRosa’s departure was partially caused by internal struggles related to the ongoing development hell of YouTube’s music service. According to the source, it has been…
  • ‘Epic Meal Time’ Teases Its New TV Show Ahead Of July 26th Launch

    Sam Gutelle
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:02 pm
    On July 26th, Epic Meal Time will come to A&E‘s FYI channel (formerly known as Bio) through Epic Meal Empire, a TV-sized version of the self-proclaimed “#1 online cooking show.” In order to give viewers a sneak peek of what their TV show will entail, the Epic Meal Time crew has provided with a studio tour and a three-minute trailer. As you might expect, Epic Meal Empire combines the bacon-loaded, super-sized culinary creations of Epic Meal Time with a TV budget. Part of that budget has gone to a massive kitchen, where Harley Morenstein and his crew have everything from…
  • The Fine Bros Build Out ‘React’ Series On New Channel

    Sam Gutelle
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:08 pm
    The Fine Bros have spread their YouTube influence across a number of different web series, but Benny and Rafi’s quartet of React iterations–Kids React, Teens React, Elders React, and YouTubers React–remain the cornerstone of their online presence. In order to build on the success of their four star performers, The Fine Bros have launched a new channel centered around the kids, teens, and elders featured in React episodes. The React channel will not feature any episodes from the core React web series themselves. Instead, episodes will still roll out every week on The Fine…
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  • Ballloon: Save Directly from the Web to the Cloud

    Eric Dye
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Ballloon is a cool Chrome extension that cuts-out the middle-man approach to downloads. You know how it goes. You download the file to your desktop, and then place the downloaded file to your Dropbox, where it then uploads to Dropbox. Files come down from the cloud and go right back up again! That’s where Ballloon comes in handy. Ballloon Hookup Balllon to your Chrome browser and start saving images, files, PDFs and links with an easy right-click — straight to Dropbox and Google Drive (more services coming soon!) And if you don’t like the default destination, you can alter it in…
  • How to Speak British [Video]

    James Cooper
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    As good Brit, I’ve had many a conversation with an American (other non Brits are also available) where I’ve said what I thought was a fairly common phrase only to be met with silence or a rather quizzical look! So to help educate you in the ways of the Brits, here’s a great little video showing some common British colloquialisms. You can see more great videos presented by the very British Siobhan Thompson over on the Anglophenia YouTube Channel (the one about British accents is great – I grew up in London and now live in the West Country) I also would really…
  • Online Church: Where to Begin

    Eric Dye
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    What do you think of when you hear the term, ‘online church?’ For most, online church is a fancy way to say, ‘video streaming’ or ‘church streaming.’ In other words, live video feeds made available to watch online, in realtime. That is where online church started. That’s the roots behind it, but that is not ‘online church.’ Online church is actually what it sounds like: Church that is online. You have worship time, preaching, teaching and sometimes even communion! But more important than these usual signs of Sunday morning, there is discipleship and fulfillment of the Great…
  • Free Mustache! [Download]

    Eric Dye
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m sure you’ve seen signs on bulletin boards and lamp posts for both fun and advertising, whereby you pull a phone number (or something else) off the bottom. We thought it would be fun to make one of our own, a little downloadable, printable fun to brighten your day and those around you. Enjoy! You can download the PDF here. Let’s us know if you use this, and don’t hesitate to send us a picture so we can share it with everyone! [Alternative downoad link] The post Free Mustache! [Download] appeared first on ChurchMag.
  • Positive Effects of Video Gaming on Your Brain [Infographic]

    Eric Dye
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    It’s easy to pull up information about how bad video games are and how all your brains will rot out of your head if you play them. Well, maybe not that lost part — but mostly, yes. But did you know that playing video games has some seriously positive effects on your body and brain? Check this out: [Click for Larger]Before you dedicate your weekend to a video gaming marathon, keep in mind that most things become unhealthy when done in excess. Playing too many video games may not rot your brain out, but there comes a point when the benefits listed above don’t outweigh the…
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • Extramural R&D funding by US-located businesses nears $30 billion in 2011

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (National Science Foundation) In 2011, US-located companies spent $29.6 billion for extramural (purchased and collaborative) research and development performed by domestic and overseas organizations, according to statistics from the Business R&D and Innovation Survey. This amount includes contract or otherwise purchased R&D ($24 billion) and payments to R&D collaborators ($5.6 billion). Most of these extramural R&D expenditures involve domestic providers and partners.
  • The birth of topological spintronics

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Penn State) The discovery of a new material combination that could lead to a more efficient approach to computer memory and logic is the first promising indication that it may be possible to build a practical technology with a novel material known as a 'topological insulator.' The research team's results show that such a scheme can be 10 times more efficient for controlling magnetic memory or logic than any other combination of materials measured to date.
  • NIBIB to host second Edward C. Nagy New Investigator Symposium

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering) The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering will host its second Edward C. Nagy New Investigator Symposium on July 30, 2014 on the NIH campus. There will be ten exciting presentations from recent new investigators covering a wide breadth of NIBIB-funded research.
  • Scientists find way to maintain quantum entanglement in amplified signals

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Physicists Sergei Filippov and Mario Ziman have found a way to preserve quantum entanglement of particles passing through an amplifier and, conversely, when transmitting a signal over long distances.
  • Department of Defense awards $2.6 million grant to SMU STEM program for minority students

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Southern Methodist University) The US Department of Defense recently awarded the STEMPREP Project at Southern Methodist University a $2.6 million grant to support its goal of increasing the number of minorities in STEM fields. STEMPREP recruits bright, science-minded minority middle school students for the two-summer classroom phase of the STEMPREP project, then provides high school students with summer opportunities at research labs.
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    Christopher Kusek, Technology Evangelist

  • How to suppress annoying shell warnings on your ESXi hosts in vCenter!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:54 pm
    So there you are logging into one of your vCenter’s and then WHOA WHAT IS GOING ON, WHY IS THERE A YELLOW TRIANGLE ON MY SERVER Then you click on your server, go to the “Summary” tab and notice it has some ERRORS! Oh my! But you might say to yourself… “Yea, I enabled remote ssh and local shell, so why is it warning me about this?!” Well, now you don’t need to be annoyed by non-essential ‘warning’ messages which detract from REAL and ACTUAL error messages! This is easily enough fixed by simply going to EACH of your servers, clicking “Configuration” then going to the…
  • The OMG ridiculous single point of awesome for attending VMworld 2014 San Francisco!!!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    Hey there, I’m sure you found this because you’re looking for an awesome guide to make your first or millionth VMworld an awesome experience.  Well you’ve come to the right place, and if that doesn’t work out for you look at the bottom and find the tips/tricks and more from past years to help you prepare!  Only the most essential information will be repeated, everything else I definitely encourage you to refer to past posts which cover the details! 45 DAYS UNTIL VMWORLD!!! That’s right, we are only 45 days away, which for some of you is eons away, and others of you is…
  • Interested in becoming a SolarWinds Certified Professional FOR FREE?!?!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    Whoa, whoa, whoa wait a minute WTF? FREE EXAMS? WHERE DO i SIGN UP?! Hold a minute. This isn’t just an arbitrary free exam. This is an arbitrary exam which comes with a Prep Guide and a wealth of training and education to SUPPORT your taking and passing the exam! <3 Steps Steps Steps! Wow, it can’t get easier than this (Okay, it can!) It all starts at the Learning Center which breaks down each portion of the exam into Exam Objectives with respective training, education, videos and webinars, books and reference material and a load of other resources like SolarWinds Labs to help prepare…
  • Tips for new or prospective authors in the IT community

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:57 am
    Well hello hello, if you’re reading this you may be a new author, or a prospective potential author, good times, right?! As I sit here my 5th book published over the years I’ve noticed there are a few things which either isn’t done either through lack of awareness or otherwise from new authors and I thought, hey lets keep our community strong and grow ya’ll the best you can be.  Hopefully you find these tips useful because I sure as hell do each of these whenever I publish a new book. :) Create an Amazon Author Central Profile Whaaaaaat?! What is that?  Well new author you…
  • 500 Days in Afghanistan, a #vExpert retrospective from an #EMCElect

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:34 am
    Wow, so here we are… 500 days, it feels like just yesterday I was getting here. Okay, I’m only kidding, every day feels like every day before it, and every day after it.   So let’s take a moment to roll back the clock and see what kinds of things have happened and perhaps some various accomplishments out here! (Like how I rocked that title like a branding whore? ;)) Personal Accomplishments Published two books VMware vSphere Performance [Wiley] (ISBN: 1118008197) vSphere Design Best Practices [Packt] (ISBN: 1782176268) Completed a massive slew of Certifications including (But…
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    by Ron Miller

  • Cloud 5: Werner Vogels on AWS Security, CIA info chief talks cloud and is cloud green?

    Ron Miller
    27 Jun 2014 | 7:01 am
    It's Friday and that means it's time for my regular Friday feature, The Cloud 5, where I scour the web looking for the most interesting cloud links I can find. This week, we look at Werner Vogels from AWS talking cloud security, the CIA info chief explaining why they're going cloud and could Linux container technology be a greener way of cloud computing. Photo Credit: Ron Miller
  • Three-year upgrade cycles no longer make sense in cloud-mobile age

    Ron Miller
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:03 am
    For a long time, IT's job was about procuring, installing and managing large enterprise systems and it took a long time and a ton of money to get them working right. That's why once they were working they tended to leave them in place for years. Today, however in the age of cloud and mobile, stability has given way to agility and the cloud's incremental updates make so much more sense. Photo Credit: William Murphy on Flickr. Used under CC by SA 2.0 license.
  • Cloud 5: Dispelling cloud myths, the cloud security excuse, and the fight for cloud supremacy

    Ron Miller
    20 Jun 2014 | 7:41 am
    This week, we look at the growing competition in the cloud infrastructure market, Bloomberg's view of cloud myths and why the cloud security card might be just a convenient excuse for avoiding change. Photo Credit: Ron Miller
  • How Canada's Yellow Pages went totally digital in just four months

    Ron Miller
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:55 am
    Can you imagine pulling off a total digital transformation and putting together a complex system of software together in just four months? That's precisely what Canada's Yellow Pages Group did. Here's how they pulled it off. Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto
  • Cloud Adoption Surveys Tend to Miss the Mark

    Ron Miller
    18 Jun 2014 | 8:44 am
    Cloud surveys tend to miss the mark because they ask the wrong people or the people they are asking simply don't know the term. But that doesn't mean that consumers and business users alike aren't using the cloud because they definitely are --whether they know the term or not. Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto
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  • It’s about rescuing the ones you can.

    Brad Grier
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    Many of you know we support and Foster for CaliCan Rescue. This short video helps explain why.   It’s about rescuing the ones you can. originally appeared on on July 1, 2014.
  • Goodbye Apple. Hello Alberta School of Business!

    Brad Grier
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:38 pm
    I guess it’s about time I mention it broadly, rather than simply hint at it or just let a few folk know. As of the end of the month, I’ll be leaving my very cool and amazing world-class family at Apple retail and joining the team at the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta. It wasn’t an easy decision, leaving the industry-leading unique culture of Apple retail. But it basically boiled down to lifestyle; I wanted my weekends and evenings back to spend time with my family. I leave with very fond memories. Apple is an amazing organization. I consider it a personal…
  • Oh My Yes. This is Star Wars.

    Brad Grier
    25 May 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Not much more I can say. Watch the video. Enjoy. Oh My Yes. This is Star Wars. originally appeared on on May 25, 2014.
  • Lesson One: Major Scale

    Brad Grier
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    Ok, this may seem a bit weird to regular readers of my blog, but I’m going to be archiving my coursework in my Berklee/Coursera programs on this blog. Perhaps someone else will get some value out of it, or offer hints or suggestions for improvements. Either way, it’ll make it a very easy reference to me and my growth through this course Coursera — Developing your musicianship — Peer Assignment 1 — Lesson One: Major Scale Write in your own words the definitions of harmony, ear training, and interval. Harmony — the relationship between notes played at the same time, or chords. Notes…
  • Our Foster on Facebook :D

    Brad Grier
    21 Mar 2014 | 9:29 am
    National Puppy Day! And Annie!! Post by Brad Grier. Our Foster on Facebook :D originally appeared on on March 21, 2014.
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  • Target's New App Makes Shopping Dangerously Easy

    Nicole Nguyen
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Thumbing through a catalog old-school style is still the best way to soak up shopping inspiration when you're away from home. But then there's that one thing that you have to have right now, and that's where your phone comes in handy. Target is testing a new image recognition app called In a Snap, which is available for iOS (free) today and Android in the very near future. The new app turns your phone's camera into a powerful search tool. Gone are the days of having to remember a complicated SKU number! Just snap a photo of Targets ads in magazines or a product in a Target catalog - and…
  • A New, Better Way to Plan Your Future Online

    Katherine Evers
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    The Timeline Project is an excellent way to plan your goals - Cool Mom Tech Whoa! A British supermarket uses expired food to create electricity - Newser Want to make money in apps? Start here - ReadWrite The Hobbit poster is finally here, and it's so good - The Mary Sue Why sleep-tracking technology is gaining steam - BuzzFeed Tech 6 mind-blowing discoveries about famous art - Cracked Who needs sunscreen when you have a UV-blocking scarf? - ChipChick What?! Looks like Crocs is going out of business - POPSUGAR Fashion Source: The Timeline Project
  • This Man Got The Coolest Birthday Surprise Ever With Twitter's Help

    Aemilia Madden
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    Source: Instagram user thegaryham Last week was just business as usual for Gary G. Hamilton, a TV host and reporter for the New York Yankees. But on July 19, everything changed. Thanks to the hard work of his wife, Jennifer, and the power of social media, turning 32 became an extraspecial moment for Gary. The magic began after his wife, Jennifer, posted fliers at subway stations around New York and its boroughs asking strangers to help give Gary his best birthday ever. "I wanted to surprise him because he always surprises me." She wrote, "I'm hoping the great people of NYC can help send some…
  • All the Batmobiles You Forgot Existed

    Kelly Schwarze
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Holy anniversary, Batman! The Caped Crusader celebrates his 75th year today, DC Comics' official Batman Day. Though many of us know him from his current big-screen persona, the superhero has seen a lot through the years in both his comic-book form and live-action capers. One thing that's changed the most through Batman's turns in TV and film is his trusty ride, the Batmobile. From the classic hot rod of the 1960s TV series to Christian Bale's bulky cruiser, read on to see the bat-craftsmanship up close.
  • Be the First to Try Apple's Next Big Thing

    Lisette Mejia
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    Get ready to brag. We first learned about the new Mac software - OS X Yosemite - last month at the World Wide Developer conference, but tomorrow, Apple is opening up a preview of the program to nondevelopers. If you own a compatible Mac, all you have to do is sign up through the OS X beta program site. You'll then get instructions on how to download and install a preview of the software. As with most beta software, there will still be bugs, kinks, and errors to work out. That's why Apple advises installing OS X Yosemite Beta on a secondary Mac and performing a full backup of your computer…
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    The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia

  • Hemingway Desktop Editor – writers rejoice, the new style editor for PC and Mac has just arrived

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    If you are a writer of any sort, stop what you’re doing and pop along and download this Hemingway Desktop Editor program for Mac or PC. OK, it’s going to cost you $4.99, but it’s going to make you a better writer. Really it will. The developers are still maintaining the original online app we talked about a while back, but now you get the chance to do all your work offline, and also format with [...] 194 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Priority Bicycle – maintenance free bicycle at a great price and stunning looks

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    It took us a while to work out what was different about this new budget bicycle, but after we clicked, we were instantly impressed. The designer of the Priority Bicycle has completely done away with all the messy and complicated bits on conventional bikes, and produced something that is as clean and functional as anything you’ll see on the streets today. Forget about oily chains, creaking dodgy brakes and complicated gear change systems, this beast comes [...] 258 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • BlackLight SunCell – could this technology really offer 3000 miles of travel from a liter of water?

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
    The hunt for sustainable cheap alternatives to our decreasing oil reserves continues apace, with everything from Thorium nuclear to more conventional hydrogen fuel cells being researched and developed as we speak. Now a new tech has thrown its hat into the ring, and it looks as though it’s either a very clever scam or a revolution in the making. The BlackLight SunCell technology uses a combination of water based fuel pellets and a very low voltage, [...] 221 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • Audio Engineer’s Hoodie – the perfect mix (!) of geek style and function

    Donyae Coles
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:42 am
    It’s important to realise that deep inside every geeked out audio engineer there’s a heart yearning to level up to some custom form of ultra subtle chic that an outboard rack and cable ties will never satisfy. And this goes double when it comes to fashion. How to reconcile a comfortable, slick hoodie with doing your job and staying in touch with the sounds? Well now, thanks to engineer Nic Pope, there’s [...] 241 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • We’re Solid Wrapped Earbuds – hand wrapped custom earphones keep those cords tangle free and fun

    Donyae Coles
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:15 am
    I replace my earbuds at a rate of about once every 90 seconds. And I spend 89 of those seconds just trying to untangle them from the jumbled mess I pull out of my bag every time I want to listen to music. So Wrapture Designs “We’re Solid” Wrapped Earbuds are the adorable and functional product of my dreams. We’re Solid is one of many wrapped cords that the company offers, but unlike [...] 193 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
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    8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    JULIAN SMITH - WiFi "Anywhere but outside." Click To Tweet! Written & Directed By Julian Smith Produced By Justin Johns Developed By Julian Smith & Justin Jo... From: juliansmith87 Views: 707097 29399 ratings Time: 02:39 More in Comedy

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    ELDERS REACT TO GOOGLE GLASS Google Glass BONUS REACTIONS: SUBSCRIBE! New vids every Sun/Thu/Sat: Watch all episodes of REACT From: TheFineBros Views: 4958409 100222 ratings Time: 07:42 More in Entertainment
  • 10 Scary Future Weapons Of War

    17 Jun 2014 | 1:55 pm
    10 Scary Future Weapons Of War 10 Scary Future Weapons Of War Frisbees of Death, Terminators and cyborg insects will rule the battlefields of the future and it's going to be scary. Find ou... From: Alltime10s Views: 804936 10836 ratings Time: 02:46 More in Education

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    TEENS REACT TO 90s INTERNET Internet Bonus Reactions: SUBSCRIBE! New vids every Sun/Thu/Sat: Watch all episodes of REACT Wat... From: TheFineBros Views: 7404879 121304 ratings Time: 09:56 More in Entertainment
  • Hank vs. Hank: The Net Neutrality Debate in 3 Minutes

    2 May 2014 | 8:03 am
    Hank vs. Hank: The Net Neutrality Debate in 3 Minutes In which Hank debates Hank on one of the most important debates in the United States today, whether to keep the internet open or to allow cable companies to ... From: vlogbrothers Views: 496280 23059 ratings Time: 03:43 More in People & Blogs
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  • Go Fish Go, Tap-To-Swim Flappy Bird Like Game – Easy to Play, Hard to Master!

    Michael Vallez
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    Take the plunge and play the new, free, iPhone game Go Fish Go! This “like Flappy Bird game” is a tap-to-play casual game that challenges you to swim as a fish through a treacherous underwater environment avoiding deadly mines to stay alive. It sounds simple enough, but like Flappy Bird this game is designed to […] The post Go Fish Go, Tap-To-Swim Flappy Bird Like Game – Easy to Play, Hard to Master! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • 7 Fourth of July Apps Sure To Bring Out The Patriotic American in You!

    Lisa Vallez
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    As Americans, we have plenty of reasons to celebrate this 4th of July. And to help you out, we have created a list of 7 great Fourth of July apps that should rekindle the patriotic pride you feel about this country and remind you to feel blessed as you celebrate all your freedoms this Independence […] The post 7 Fourth of July Apps Sure To Bring Out The Patriotic American in You! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Introducing Race A Maze, A Massive Free Physics Puzzle Game for iOS and Android!

    Michael Vallez
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    You don’t have to be a puzzle expert to enjoy playing Race A Maze, a massive new physics puzzle game for iOS and Android. This casual puzzle game features a funny backstory complete with a battle between good and evil. And of course, you are the good guy, a heroic gopher battling the Evil King […] The post Introducing Race A Maze, A Massive Free Physics Puzzle Game for iOS and Android! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Solo Launcher – Updated! Premium Android Launcher Functionality for Free

    Michael Vallez
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Get premium launcher features for your Android (for free) with the newly updated Solo Launcher Personalization app. If you are not familiar with “launcher apps,” then here is a brief explanation of what these handy apps can do and why you will want to check out the Solo Launcher app. What Is A “Launcher App” […] The post Solo Launcher – Updated! Premium Android Launcher Functionality for Free first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Hello Vino Gets A Huge Update! The Ultimate Personal Assistant Wine App

    Michael Vallez
    1 Jul 2014 | 2:58 pm
    You don’t have to be a wine aficionado to get the most out of the Hello Vino – Wine Assistant app, in fact, this wine app gives you all the knowledge of a Sommelier right in the palm of your hand! Which is why you will want to download this free Food & Drink app […] The post Hello Vino Gets A Huge Update! The Ultimate Personal Assistant Wine App first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
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  • And the 2014 Golden Goose Award winners are...

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    You might think upon first hearing of the Golden Goose Awards that they are snarky honors doled out for some sort of notable failures or another. But in fact, these awards given since 2012 are quite the opposite. The awards highlight "the often unexpected or serendipitous nature of basic scientific research by honoring federally funded researchers whose work may once have been viewed as unusual, odd or obscure but which has produced important discoveries that have benefitted society in significant ways." + Also on NetworkWorld: Biggest tech industry awards, honors & prizes of 2013 To…
  • Round-up of award-winning IDG Enterprise articles

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
    I had the privilege last month of attending the American Society of Business Press Editors' annual regional awards banquet along with many of my colleagues from IDG Enterprise, and better yet, we all came away with handfuls of Azbee award hardware.Here's a look at some of the more than 40 award-winners from our collection (not all of the awards are for individual articles or packages...some were for coverage of an event, like Interop, or for design). National winners are being announced later this week.*How to Stay One Step Ahead of Phishing Attacks (Best Web How-To Article -- Network…
  • The king of techie/geeky movies?

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    wikipedia Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor who always seems more imposing than his official 6-foot height, is establishing himself as a go-to guy for tech-themed movies. His next big splash will be portraying Alan Turing, the brilliant mathematician and "Father of Computer Science," in the movie The Imitation Game alongside Keira Knightley (Leonardo DiCaprio was rumored early on to be in contention for the leading role). Turing, who helped crack the Enigma code during World War II, had what would have been his 100th birthday celebrated around the world in 2012. To read this article…
  • Mapping broadband everywhere

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The Internet Society and Aalto University of Finland have rolled out a free service/phone app dubbed Netradar designed to show who the broadband haves and have nots are around the world.Smartphone users are encouraged to download the app, which works on iPhones, Android, Windows, BlackBerry and other devices, so that measurements of their Internet access (bandwidth and latency) can be consolidated anonymously with those of others to provide a big global picture. Color-coded Netradar map of Internet access diversity.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please…
  • Apple-IBM deal: The moment pundits have been waiting for

    15 Jul 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Tuesday's late breaking news announcement by Apple and IBM that they will work together to bring IBM's big data/data analytics apps to iPhone and iPad users in the enterprise has industry watchers reaching back into their memory banks to explain the historical significance of this pairing. Apple exec Phil Schiller spouted the party line: Apple + IBM = Redefining the mobile enterprise read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • Gigabyte Z97-D3H Motherboard

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    The fellas over at Modders Inc. have taken the Gigabyte Z97-D3H motherboard around the block a few times to see what it is made of. Here's a quote from the full review: Overall, for $118 it is a very solid offering considering it manages to provide M.2 and SATA Express options for an entry level Z97 board while having an excellent overclocking-oriented UEFI albeit non-noob friendly with its lack of warning or voltage guidelines. Comments
  • Robots Are Going To Kill Us All!

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Just imagine the Terminator being able to do this. We are all going to die! Comments
  • Stupid Criminal of the Day

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    I don't know a whole lot about being a criminal mastermind but, if you are going to be an identity thief, it's probably a good idea not to use your real name. Police say the woman used her own name — Tanya Monique Peel — to set up a business account. Police then linked the name to a woman who lived in Raleigh, N.C., and confirmed it was her from a sultry "selfie" photograph on her Facebook page, Stapler said. Bank surveillance cameras matched the woman who withdrew the $123,000 to the picture on the Facebook page and her driver's license. Comments
  • Gaming [H]eadlines

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    Areal Fundraising Resumes In-House @ Blue's News Destiny Beta Comparison Video @ Polygon Dragon Age: Inquisition Delayed @ Shacknews Ryse Producer Departs Crytek @ Joystiq
  • GTX 780 OC 6GB vs. R9 290X 4GB Overclocked at 4K

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    If you have your sights set on 4K gaming, and you need to know which graphics cards can get the job done, make sure you read our GTX 780 OC 6GB vs. R9 290X 4GB Overclocked at 4K article. We take the ASUS STRIX GTX 780 OC 6GB video card and run two in SLI and overclock both of these at 4K resolutions to find the ultimate gameplay performance with 6GB of VRAM. We will also compare these to two overclocked ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II CrossFire video cards for the ultimate VRAM performance showdown. Comments
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  • Privacy Oversight Board Turns Its Sights On The Real Problem: Executive Order 12333

    Mike Masnick
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
    We've written plenty of times about the dangers of Executive Order 12333, which is the Presidential order signed by Ronald Reagan that gives the NSA tremendously broad powers of surveillance, so long as the work is done overseas. And as long as information is collected overseas, it is used to spy on many Americans. Senators Wyden and Udall have implied that Executive Order 12333 enables the CIA to get around prohibitions on spying on Americans, and just last week a (recent) former top State Department Official, John Napier Tye, revealed that the real surveillance powers happen under Executive…
  • Verizon Gets Snarky, But Basically Admits That It's The One Clogging Its Networks On Purpose

    Mike Masnick
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    So the war of words over interconnection has continued. Last week, we wrote about the back and forth between Verizon and Level 3 on their corporate blogs concerning who was really to blame for congestion slowing down your Netflix video watching. As we noted, Level 3 used Verizon's own information to show that Verizon was, in fact, the problem. Basically, in spite of it being easy and cheap, Verizon was refusing to do a trivial operation of connecting up a few more ports, which Level3 had been asking them to do so for a long time. In other words, Verizon was refusing to do some very, very…
  • Former 'Representative From Disney' Howard Berman Makes It Official: Starts Lobbying For Hollywood

    Mike Masnick
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    For years, Hollywood's biggest player in Congress when it came to copyright policy was Rep. Howard Berman. He was often referred to as the Representative from Disney for his willingness to always push for more expansive copyright policies. While he was sometimes called the Rep from Hollywood, I believe his actual district was "adjacent to" Hollywood, though it "included parts of" Hollywood as well. Either way, in 2012, thanks to redistricting, Berman went up against another longterm LA Representative, Brad Sherman, and lost. Berman quickly became a lobbyist, and now it's come out that he's…
  • A Special Thanks To Twitch And Namecheap For Providing The Matching Funds For Our Crowdfunding Campaign

    Mike Masnick
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    Reminder: If you support our crowdfunding campaign today your support will be immediately doubled thanks to matching funds. » As we recently explained, the type of reporting we do isn't always conducive to advertising support -- in fact, our work on the SOPA fight caused us to lose a significant amount of revenue, and the blog itself operates at a loss. Earlier this month we announced that we were running a crowdfunding campaign on BeaconReader to fund our net neutrality coverage in particular -- as that's another subject that deserves deep-dive coverage, and which traditional…
  • Musician Whose Works Are At Center Of Copyright Lawsuit Against YouTube Star Slams Lawsuit And Copyright

    Mike Masnick
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    A couple days ago, someone sent me the lawsuit that Ultra Records and Ultra International Music Publishing had filed against Michelle Phan, an incredibly successful "YouTube star" who has over six million subscribers to her YouTube channel where she shares makeup tips. Ultra, a label for artists like DeadMau5 and Kaskade, sued, claiming that Phan used at least 50 of the songs it holds a copyright on without a license. The reason it's both the record label and the publishing arm that's suing is that they're going after her for both reproduction and sync rights (you need a sync license if you…
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • StartUp Diaries: From Big Corporate To ‘Going it Alone’

    Guest Author
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Kirstie White shares her journey and the lessons she has learned from the major corporate world to following her childhood dream of becoming her own boss. The first business I built was ‘Kirstie’s Candy Corner’. It was basically a sweet shop where I created my own sherbet and sold it profitably. The only problem was that I was just seven years old! From there, the entrepreneurial spirit just grew, and the following is a speedy journey through my career and specifically how I started in the big corporate world, but just couldn’t fight that inner entrepreneur. I hope you identify with…
  • Failing and First Drafts

    Misty W. Gibbs
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Misty W. Gibbs explores whether you need to fail or whether you just need a first draft... Fail fast and fail hard. Fail early and fail often. This message is drummed into aspiring entrepreneurs, almost like a badge of honor. The essence of the idea makes sense; you need to make mistakes to learn. And mistakes are unavoidable – you WILL make them. I have yet to meet an entrepreneur or businessperson who doesn’t have an answer to: ‘If I knew then what I know now…’read more
  • Startup Diaries: You Can't Do It Alone

    Kristel Kuit
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Kristel Kuit, founder of personal assistant services company Headroom Assistance, talks to The NextWomen about the importance of finding the right people to be in one's start-up life, and shares her top tips for success in more
  • Redressing Gender Imbalance In The Boardroom

    Guest Author
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Helen Croft and Agnes Bamford from The Results Centre discuss the under representation of women at the highest levels of more
  • Startup Diaries: 3 Reasons Why You Don't Have A Million £ Business

    Guest Author
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    Shweta Jhajharia explains why over two and half million UK businesses are unable to break the coveted £1 million threshold and highlights three areas that might just hold the key. The majority of businesses never reach the £1M turnover mark – a level often used to benchmark firms. This is significant because most business owners, when they first started, envisaged not just a multi-million pound business, but a multi-billion pound business. Statistically, only 4% of business owners ever reach the £1M mark and further, only 10% of these businesses (that’s 0.4% of all business…
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  • VDI Your Users Will Love

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    With Citrix XenDesktop, you can provide access to virtualized apps and desktops from anywhere, on any device, with a great experience in any scenario.Request Free!
  • The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Information Security research:Citrix NetScaler: A Powerful Defense against Denial of Service AttacksPC Security Handbook - 2nd EditionVirtual Patching: Lower Security Risks and CostsPractical Guide to Secure File TransfersRequest Free!
  • How 4 Customers Solved the Enterprise Mobility Challenge

    18 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), which encompasses mobile devices, apps and data, is a top priority for most organizations—and it's becoming more challenging than ever. To be productive, employees need on-the-go access to apps and data, even on their personal devices. Although today's mobile workers use native mobile apps, primarily email, they also rely on Windows desktops, SaaS and web apps. Enterprises need a way to deliver these other types of apps on mobile devices now— but IT rarely has either the time or budget to build mobile versions.Request Free!
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    14 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    The iPad CTO Kit brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your IT Management related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your IT Management research:Forrester Research Report: The Future of Mobile Application DevelopmentiPad Tips and Tricks - A Guide for Executives and ManagersThe Value of Big DataVirtual Patching: Lower Security Risks and CostsRequest Free!
  • IBM SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure

    7 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    This anytime, anywhere “bring-your-own-device” (BYOD) mindset poses a dilemma for organizations. If these challenges sound familiar to you, read this solution brief to learn how IBM® SmartCloud™ Desktop Infrastructure, built on pay-as-you-grow IBM System x® servers and powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, can provide more cost-effective and manageable virtual desktop capabilities to help increase business flexibility and staff productivity while reducing IT complexity and simplifying security and compliance.Sponsored by IBM and Intel.Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon…
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  • Preparing Sales Teams for the Best Business Outcomes

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Developing competencies of the sales team and improving sales potential is possible through the use of emerging social collaboration technology. Social collaboration tools can enable team members to find experts and share knowledge to improve performance and find useful information residing anywhere in the organization.Watch this On-Demand webcast to learn how your organization can use social collaboration to deliver competitive differentiation in the market.Speaker:Stephan Millard, VP & Research Director - Human Capital Management, Ventana ResearchRequest Free!
  • The Complete Guide to Twitter Analytics

    15 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Twitter is a green field for content marketers and social media managers. With more than 241 million active users, 58 million Tweets, and 2.1 billion searches every day, online marketers have an active and informed audience to engage with. But many ask questions like: “What's the best way to engage my followers? How often do I need to tweet or reply to stay relevant? What's the best way to leverage my brand's Twitter account?” The answer lies in a few key metrics that you should be using to gauge your performance, all accessible through the Simply Measured Twitter Account Report. In this…
  • Six Essential Elements of Web Application Security

    10 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    Like all competitive businesses, your application developers and operation teams are constantly under pressure to move quickly. Everybody wants their application security efforts to be effective, but only if they don't unduly impede workflow or drive up costs. To balance these potentially-competing objectives, industry-leading organizations often use six elements in their approach to web application security. Download this white paper to learn more!Request Free!
  • Best Windows 8.1 Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Internet Explorer

    10 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    When it comes to Web browsing on your Windows 8 tablet, chances are you’ve already picked your favorite browser for the job. But you might be missing out. The best browsers can enhance your surfing experience with fast speeds, comprehensive standards support and intuitive navigation. We put the three leading browsers for Windows 8′s “Metro” mode — Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer — to the test to see which one will serve you best. With this download you will also receive free weekly coverage on the latest technology news and developments…
  • Best Android Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Dolphin

    10 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Still using the stock Android browser? You’re missing out. Android users can choose from a plethora of browsers, bringing a richer mobile Web experience to your smartphone or tablet. We considered Android’s top third-party browsers, Firefox and Opera, along with relative underdog Dolphin, then tested and compared them to Chrome to see which one deserves to be the default choice on your smartphone. With this download you will also receive free weekly coverage on the latest technology news and developments from Laptop Magazines eNewsletter.Request Free!
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  • KA-CHING! Apple Third Quarter Results Are In

    Chance Kinney
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Apple’s third quarter results are in, and they made a bunch of money again. Yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced in a conference call with investors that Apple is still absolutely rolling in it. They took in $37.4 billion in revenue, of which $7.7 billion is profit. That’s at least a few semi-trucks worth of money more than what they brought in this time last year, with revenue of $35.3 billion and profit of $6.9 billion. The Cupertino gang was so overcome with joy, they even decided to declare a cash dividend of $.47 per share for their investors, like a loving mother bird…
  • Beauty Mirror App Will Make You Look Flawless

    Chip Chick Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    Someone go tell the Queen from Snow White she can dump that magic mirror at the local pawn shop. She’s going to need the cash for a new iPhone, because that’s where the real magic mirror action is. There’s a new iOS app called Beauty Mirror, and it’s out to make sure you always look like the fairest of them all. Beauty Mirror uses the iPhone’s camera to look at your face, wince, and tell you it’s not that bad. Then, you get to work. Using 3D face tracking technology, Beauty Mirror lets you apply virtual effects to your face, like shaving off pounds, getting…
  • Nerd Block June 2014 Review and Coupon

    Helena Stone
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:16 pm
    This month’s NerdBlock is our favorite one so far with a great blend of retro geeky franchises. In the box we received - Not one, but TWO awesome t-shirts. We’re particularly smitten with Ghostbusters themed “Who you gonna call” t-shirt. But in addition to that shirt, there is also an Iron Sentinel t-shirt in the box. Doctor Who Titans Vinyl Figure – Vinyl figures are always our favorite surprise from Nerd Block, and this month’s selection is even more exciting for Whovians. We received the David Tennant figure. Nerd Block Pin Art – this is a fun and very classic item…
  • Forfeit Your Kid’s College Tuition and Buy This TV Instead

    Chance Kinney
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:55 pm
    This is it. Samsung is unleashing the big dog, the nuclear option of the television world. The 105″, more-4k-than-4k, curved UHD television they showed off at CES is now available for pre-order. It costs more than some houses. The 105″ Curved UHD TV has it all. It’s curved and big enough to be part of a literal home theater system. It has a 5120 x 2160 (because of the home theater aspect ratio, 21:9) resolution display, making for 11 million pixels. Samsung’s UHD Dimming and Precision Black technology? All there to improve image contrast. Samsung’s Smart TV interface is…
  • I Don’t Think Disney’s Villains and Princesses Ever Looked So Good

    Chip Chick Staff
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    Black Milk has a penchant for making pop culture fashionable, so it should come as no surprise that their Disney Princesses+Villains line is looking pretty top notch. The high mark is probably the excellent Maleficent bomber jacket seen below, which should be worn while on a motorcycle as often as possible. As usual for Black Milk, a lot of the collection is made up of leggings. Lots and lots of printed leggings. There are plenty of Disney-themed dresses and crop tops, too, along with a sheer yellow maxi skirt that will let you get your Snow White on. The collection isn’t quite ready to…
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  • Indian Affairs India Leadership Conclave 21014 Awards conferred to India’s Noted Leaders!

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:03 am
    Anil Ambani , Naresh Goyal, Arvind Kejriwal,Dr Mukesh Batra, Sangram Singh, Shraddha Kapoor, Dr. Jayprakash Narayan, Aishwariya Nair, Komal Sood, Dr.Shashank Joshi, Dr. Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev,Nisha Jamvwal  among others shined at Asia’s Biggest India Leadership Conclave Awards 2014 India’s Most Eagerly Awaited & Prestigious 5th Annual Indian Affair’s India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2014 (  were announced in a glittering award program as Nation’s noted personalities & achievers were awarded  on  Friday, 18th July at…
  • 10 Reasons why you should take part in the MobiHunt 2014 contest

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Mobi Hunt 2014 – The battle for new age app developers is going on. We have listed out 10 specific points as why a coding enthusiast should participate in this contest! Put down your skills for the world to see: Coding is your passion. You get a kick from building apps and websites from scratch. You are the master of your craft and you know it. Why not put your skills against the best to see where you stand? Be a part of something unique: Txtbrowser is hardly something one would describe as conventional.  Take the opportunity to be a part of something that strays off the beaten path.
  • Can you make an app which functions without internet?

    15 Jul 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Hello everybody! We are writing about a very cool activity which recently caught our eye., one of the leading offline search engines in India, is organizing an app development contest called MobiHunt 2014, co-sponsored by Spice Digital. Through Mobi Hunt 2014 Txtbrowser is looking for the coders who can develop innovative SMS based apps. If you participate in this contest, then apart from prize money, your work will be reaching to the millions of people in India and Bangladesh region, who still doesn’t have access to internet! So here is the deal; Awards Categories: 1.
  • Top 5 iOS Utilities and Tools

    15 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    While Apple’s portable working framework does hold clients’ hands regarding gadget administration more so than contender Android, there are extra steps you can take to enhance your ios gadget. Here’s a gander at the main five free utilities and apparatuses for ios. Battery Doctor HD Battery Doctor HD is evaluated 4 or more stars out of a conceivable 5 for all forms. This ipad application, from Beijing Kingsoft, is a standout amongst the most prevalent battery administration apparatuses accessible in the itunes store. On the other hand, where it truly helps in ipad battery…
  • Google Now: An App Specially Designed For Android Wear

    15 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Wearables are fast becoming the new trend in the area of smart technology. Android Wear is Google’s Android Operating System that is specially made for Smart watches. It can be paired with phones running on Android version 4.3 or higher. It integrates the functions of Google Now in it. People who have used Google Now on their phone have found it more interesting to use this app on the Wear. One would say that the Android Wear was launched particularly to fit Google Now. Currently, in its present form Android Wear is essentially for bringing your Google Now notifications to your smart…
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  • Snortly Free Template for Blogger

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

    Carmela Maraan
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Living Room Blogger Template is a classy black-and-white theme that will perfectly highlight blogs about interior decoration, home living and lifestyle, and furniture. With 2 columns, right sidebar, a slideshow menu, and rounded corners, this striking blog template will make your visitors feel like they’re peeking into an elegant home showroom. An image of a living room, also done in black and white, on the header completes the look. Living Room Blogger template also features popular posts with thumbnails and links in the sidebar. Because of its simplicity, you can also use it for…
  • Pratico Clean & Responsive Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:15 am
    Pratico is a clean and minimalist Blogger theme that focuses on simplicity so you can highlight your content better. It works well with both personal and professional blogs, so you can customize it according to your blogging needs. It also has a responsive design so your site will be displayed with ease on all mobile devices. It’s also optimized for social sharing, so your readers can easily repost your content in their respective social networking communities. It comes in both a dark and light color scheme, allowing you to set the mood according to your website’s tone. Pratico…
  • Moments Blogger Theme

    Carmela Maraan
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Quiet, understated, and elegant — this is the style of Moments theme for Blogger, as designed by New Blogger Themes. It’s great for personal blogs that place function over form, without sacrificing attractiveness. What makes Moments attractive is not only its simplicity, but its clean and stylish layout of predominantly black and white fields. It also emphasizes text posts that you can personalize from a wide selection of Google Web Fonts. Best of all, it’s responsive so your readers can enjoy viewing your blog from their mobile devices while on the go. Other features of the…
  • Kinder Magazine Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:01 am
    Kinder is a magazine-style Blogger template that can be used for news and other content niche blogs. Its responsive layout features 3 columns, and is optimized for banner ads and SEO. You can organize your homepage posts by label, and its vibrant, cheerful purple-and-white color scheme conveys fun and intelligence to your visitors. Kinder’s other features include: Popular Post with Thumbnails 4 Column Footer Section 2 Right Sidebars Header Drop-down Top Menu Popular Browser Compatible Social Sharing Buttons Header Search Box Author Bio Related Posts With Thumbnail You can download…
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  • Sense Analyzes and Improves your Sleep by Monitoring Your Bedroom Environment

    Radu Tyrsina
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    Sense is a new sleep-tracking gadget which says it can wake you more naturally without a frustrating wristband, being able to figure out sleep cycles and also monitoring the state of your bedroom. Sleep tracking gadgets aren’t a novelty, but this new Kickstarter project promises to do some... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Microsoft Lumia 530: Cheapest Lumia Device with Just 512MB RAM and 4GB ROM

    Radu Tyrsina
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    Microsoft has debuted today its first smartphone running Windows software since its takeover of Nokia’s phone business has completed in late April. The new Lumia 530 smartphone is a low cost Windows Phone 8.1 device, and actually the cheapest one so far from the Lumia line of smartphones.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 MIUI Touches That We Would Love to See in Android… or Any Other OS!

    Nimish Dubey
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    Most people have been raving about the specs and the price of the Xiaomi Mi 3. However, one of the most notable features of the phone is also its interface, the MIUI. Although we are stubborn fans of stock Android, we must confess to being very impressed by Xiaomi’s overlay, which so far has not... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Best Windows Apps This Week [July 22]

    Manish Singh
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    After a brief hiatus, we are back with our weekly Windows software roundup! For our new readers, this is a weekly roundup where we talk about handpicked software and browser extensions that you are going to find very useful! This week, we’ll be talking about two applications that help... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Facebook Introduces ‘Save’ Feature for Links, Places, And Media Pages to View Them Later

    Radu Tyrsina
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    Facebook has introduced today a new feature that is called ‘Save’ and with it, users can save stuff to read it later. With this new bookmarking feature, you will be able to save that interesting link your friend shared and read it later. We often check our Facebook activity and we see... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 6 Steps to Create a Successful Social Media Strategy Plan

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

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

    Raja Manoharan
    23 May 2014 | 3:21 am
    App monetization is a hot topic today. More and more app developers are finding that their users don’t want to pay to download an app – they want it free, and they’re willing to suffer through advertising and other marketing methods to get that free price point. In fact, free apps routinely outperform paid apps in all categories save a couple (business utilities and navigation). Does that mean you’re doomed never to make a profit from your efforts? Not at all. Freemium has become the new standard, and some experts expect it to account for up to 93% of the global app market in just a…
  • Top 6 Tips to Get Your Content Shared

    Mercy Livingstone
    13 May 2014 | 3:14 am
    Getting your content shared is essential for anyone engaged in online marketing of any kind. Going “viral” is the goal, but it’s harder to achieve than you might realize. Truth be told, there’s no golden rule, no magic bullet, that guarantees your content will go viral. In fact, most marketing experts have no idea why one post goes viral when another doesn’t achieve that critical mass. However, while viral spread might be the Holy Grail of online marketing, creating content that get shared is more important. You might never attain “viral” status, but good content that’s shared…
  • Highlights from DCI’s ASO Webinar: A Glimpse Into What You Missed

    7 May 2014 | 7:10 am
    DCI recently presented a webinar titled Tips, Tricks & Strategies to Get Started with App Store Optimization (ASO). Judging by the large number of participants who joined us and the inquiries we have been receiving, guidance on ASO is much sought after, and we are happy to have been able to provide valuable tips and insights on how app developers can get more attention. Our webinar covered important topics such as: An introduction to app stores and the market share of top players Why app store search matters The different aspects of ASO Using keyword tools Common ASO mistakes What…
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  • The bottomless money pit that is Windows Phone

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:26 am
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed that his company will amalgamate all major versions of Windows into one operating system. Speaking on the company's quarterly earnings call today, Nadella told analysts Microsoft will "streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system." Describing the implications of the change, Nadella said "this means one operating system that covers all screen sizes." Not exactly news, but it's good to have it explicitly out in the open like this. And if they're going to want to keep focusing on…
  • Xiaomi's Hugo Barra: we're not an Apple rip-off

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:47 am
    Yesterday, former Google-executive Hugo Barra, now Xiaomi's global vice president, had a talk with The Verge. Barra is only a year into his job as leader of Mi's internationalization efforts, but he's already "sick and tired" of hearing his company derided as an Apple copycat. He sees Mi as "an incredibly innovative company" that never stops trying to improve and refine its designs, and the allegations of it copying Apple are "sweeping sensationalist statements because they have nothing better to talk about." This morning, John Gruber: Scroll down on the Mi 3 "features" page and you'll see…
  • 'iOS: About diagnostic capabilities'

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:40 am
    Update: Zdziarski put up a more detailed response. Apple responded to the backdoor story. Each of these diagnostic capabilities requires the user to have unlocked their device and agreed to trust another computer. Any data transmitted between the iOS device and trusted computer is encrypted with keys not shared with Apple. For users who have enabled iTunes Wi-Fi Sync on a trusted computer, these services may also be accessed wirelessly by that computer. Zdziarski, the author of the article that started this all, is not impressed. I don’t buy for a minute that these services are intended…
  • No Man's Sky: a vast game crafted by algorithms

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    No Man's Sky is a video game quite unlike any other. Developed for Sony's PlayStation 4 by an improbably small team (the original four-person crew has grown only to 10 in recent months) at Hello Games, an independent studio in the south of England, it's a game that presents a traversable universe in which every rock, flower, tree, creature, and planet has been "procedurally generated" to create a vast and diverse play area. "We are attempting to do things that haven't been done before," says Murray. "No game has made it possible to fly down to a planet, and for it to be planet-sized, and…
  • Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:49 am
    A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from to First documented in a forthcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium, this type of tracking, called canvas fingerprinting, works by instructing the visitor's Web browser to draw a hidden image. Because each computer draws the image slightly differently, the images can be used to assign each user's device a number that uniquely identifies it. Advertising companies will become increasingly... 'Creative' to find…
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  • Samsung Galaxy S3 Review

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been available in the market for over two years now, but with the recent update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and further price reductions thanks to the recent introduction of the Galaxy S5 there’s still a lot going for the aging handset. We’re currently putting the Galaxy S3 through […]
  • Huawei Ascend P7 Review

    Digital Trends
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    With the Ascend P7, Huawei has finally made a really great smartphone that has the potential to woo iPhone users away from their 4-inch screens – if only it can make it out of Asia. (6 out of 10) Pros Big, 1080p 5-inch screen iPhone-level build quality Good rear camera MicroSD card support Cons Battery […]
  • Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King Review

    Digital Trends
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:47 pm
    From Software looks to the original Dark Souls for inspiration in the first of three announced expansions to Dark Souls II. (9 out of 10) Pros New areas are filled with difficult enemies Level design recalls original Dark Souls Cons Story remains shrouded Somewhat anticlimactic The first expansion to From Software’s Dark Souls II […]
  • AKG Y50 Headphone Review

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    Before you even open the box, the bright, taxi cab yellow paint and large "AKG" logo send a strong message to anyone around you: these are loud in more ways than one. You won’t need to check your credit score to buy these either. At $135.94 (£79, AU$144), you’ll have more scratch to spend on […]
  • A Guide to the CNSS_FILE_SYSTEM_FILTER Blue Screen of Death Error

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    The CNSS_FILE_SYSTEM_FILTER BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) error may appear during the initialization process for Windows Vista, XP, and 2000, and Windows 7 and 8. This error is an indication that the operating system has encountered a problem in the CNSS file system filter. It means that there is an internal inconsistency while representing Ntfs […]
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  • KDE Plasma 5.0 : A Visually Stunning Desktop Experience

    Deepesh Agarwal
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:42 am
    KDE is one of the most popular desktop interface on Linux platform, the new Plasma 5.0 upgrade brings the much-awaited fresh new look with a cleaner interface on top of a new graphics stack. The update provides users visually updated core desktop experience which is not only easier but also familiar to the user. Plasma 5.0 introduces a new major version of KDE's workspace offering. The new Breeze artwork concept introduces cleaner visuals and improved readability. Central work-flows have been streamlined, while well-known overarching interaction patterns are left intact. Plasma 5.0 improves…
  • [Video] iPhone 6 Front Panel Seems To Be Not Made Of What Everybody Was Anticipating...

    Deepesh Agarwal
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    The iPhone 6 front-panel glass which was first thought to be Sapphire could actually be a composite material as shown in the video below.
  • Steps To Recover Lost USB Disk Space

    Deepesh Agarwal
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:59 am
    A few days ago my friend experienced "lost disk space" on his 8 GB pen-drive while using the Videocon D2H external-disk TV recording functionality. The DTH STB asked to format the device to enable recording, after which only 149MB was left visible/usable on Windows. While inspecting the disk from "Windows Disk Management" console, it was clear the space was still there but is of an unknown format, the recording feature on STB deliberately converted the disk to a custom file-system to prevent piracy of recorded material. We simply need to reclaim the space using special utilities as…
  • SWASH: The GenNext 10‑Minute Home Clothing Care System From Whirpool And P&G

    Deepesh Agarwal
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:12 am
    P&G and Whirlpool, the two well-known brands providing laundry products have now come together to offer the ultimate automatic cloth care product - The "SWASH Express Clothing Care System". The gen-next product claims to take care of wrinkles, restore the fit lost after wear and preserve clothing, in just ten minutes with the push of a button. The SWASH™ system is also designed to be slim and can easily fit into your wardrobe, the system takes care of your cloths so you don't need to do all the washing, drying, steaming, ironing and dry-cleaning. Do watch the videos shared below to see…
  • This iPhone Concept Is Simply Amazing...

    Deepesh Agarwal
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    With all the leaked information and parts of upcoming Apple iPhone 6 one can safely assume what it will be looking like when finally launched in coming months. However, here is a concept which would be definitely make Apple fans drooling over, click Read More below for more animated images.
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  • How John Seigenthaler Changed Wikipedia

    Rex Hammock
    12 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    John Seigenthaler, the legendary editor of Nashville’s daily newspaper, The Tennessean, died yesterday (Friday, July 11, 2014) in his Nashville home. In addition to recounting his remarkable career in journalism and public service, an event nine years ago that’s now referred to by early contributors to Wikipedia as “the Wikipedia Seigenthaler incident” earned a paragraph in Mr. Seigenthaler’s New York Time’s obituary. As a Nashvillian and admirer of Mr. Seigenthaler for decades, I was angered in 2005 by that thoughtless and vulgar prank that became one of…
  • A Simple, Clever, Why Didn’t I Think of That Idea

    Rex Hammock
    4 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    For years, I’ve been fascinated with the ways in which one can tell stories with maps using simple tools Google Maps provides. (Since my first attempt at doing it, the tools have become incredibly more sophisticated). On the website for the public radio show, This American Life, I just ran across a map-as-feature that I can’t recall seeing on another news site. It could be on lots of them, I just don’t recall ever having seen it. And it could have been on This American Life’s website for years, but I just saw it for the first time today. This American Life calls the…
  • The Pundit’s Worst Fear: When Facts Don’t Support the Narrative

    Rex Hammock
    13 Jun 2014 | 4:56 am
    All week, anyone who follows the news has been carpet-bombed with punditry informing them that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s defeat was because he supported immigration reform. Yet now, polls on both the right and left are revealing that immigration reform was far down on the list of issues that influenced the election’s outcome. Reporting on a poll conducted by Americans for a Conservative Direction, Politico says, “Only 22 percent of Virginia residents who voted for Cantor’s opponent, Dave Brat, cited immigration as the primary reason for their vote. About 77…
  • This Interactive Chart is Great, Except for How it’s Not

    Rex Hammock
    6 Jun 2014 | 8:44 am
    I really want to love this epic interactive chart on as much as I’ve loved previous ones. It certainly succeeds in what it set out to do: present data in a visual form that comes as close as possible to demonstrating the unequal distribution of economic impact during the period in time popularly called, “the Great Recession.” I want to love it because it is so rooted in principles I appreciate as a reader: the use of devices such as “sparklines” that enable a vast array of datapoints to be displayed together, in one cohesive, easily comprehensible…
  • Even if You are a Baseball Hater, Enjoy This Photo

    Rex Hammock
    23 May 2014 | 6:47 pm
    It makes me happy when I see a photo like the one above from the White House Tumblr account. I mean, what’s not to love about the President of the United States giving some Little Leaguers a memory of a lifetime? However, I know lots of people — including several of my friends — can’t stand baseball. Even a wonderful photo like this isn’t going to make them feel any different about their negative opinions on baseball. Heck, I’ll even admit that baseball isn’t always a sport I enjoy. But I don’t understand baseball haters.  Really, you can be…
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  • Provide meaning with motion

    Paul Stamatiou
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Last week I attended Google I/O for the first time and participated on a small panel about cross-platform design challenges. There was so much going on that it was a bit of sensory overload, much like walking down the Las Vegas strip for the first time. Google announced many welcomed Android improvements such as a battery saver mode and lock-screen notifications; something you'd previously need to use add-ons for as mentioned in Android is better. More uses of the Android operating system emerged: Android Wear, Android Auto and Android TV. A smartphone won't be the only thing that comes to…
  • Design for Curation

    Paul Stamatiou
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last week Dropbox launched a new gallery app called Carousel. It's a focused app, only letting people view their photos stored on Dropbox1 and conveniently share them. There are a few interesting parts in the app but there is one piece I’d like to highlight: Swipe down to hide. This gesture doesn't delete your photo, it simply removes it from the gallery view. It's not a heavy action. There's no cognitive overhead, no thinking "wait, do I want this shot?" as there generally is when deleting items. View screenshots Swiping down to hide less-than-stellar photos is as satisfying as crossing…
  • How To: Hosting on Amazon S3 with CloudFront

    Paul Stamatiou
    13 Jan 2014 | 1:45 am
    A few weeks ago my DNS provider Zerigo sent an email stating that due to recent infrastructure upgrades they would need to raise their prices. For my meager DNS needs that ended up being a huge price hike: from $39 per year to $25 per month1. Prices were set to take effect a month later. I decided to put my current dev work — designing and building new photoblog functionality to showcase my Japan trip photos — on hold to move away from Zerigo. I chose to switch to AWS Route 53. I was able to successfully get my DNS running on Route 53 and pointing to my Heroku setup rather…
  • Android is better

    Paul Stamatiou
    12 Aug 2013 | 10:00 am
    It was just meant to be a quick experiment. I started using a Nexus 4. I was going to go right back to my iPhone after a week. I was designing more and more Android interfaces at Twitter and realized I needed to more intimately grok Android UI paradigms. A week in it started feeling normal; the larger form factor was no longer a nuisance. A month in I didn't miss anything about my iPhone. Two months in I sold my iPhone 5 and iPad Mini. It has now been three months since I made the switch. I'm loving Android. I only missed having a good camera so I just upgraded to a Google Edition Samsung…
  • Storage for Photographers

    Paul Stamatiou
    10 Jul 2013 | 10:00 am
    There comes a time in every photographer's life when they must ask themselves what to do about all those photo RAWs filling up the tiny-compared-to-spinning-platters SSD on their primary machine. Easy, just get an external hard drive. Redundancy? Just get a Drobo or Synology NAS. More redundancy? Just backup the Drobo to Crashplan or Synology to Amazon S3 or Glacier. Done right? Sure those are all valid strategies for gadget lovers and professional photographers. I don't want to own, manage and think about more devices. Out of sight, out of mind. It all just takes up space, needs an extra…
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  • SpeedyFox Review: Easily Boost Firefox, Chrome And More In One-Click

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

    SK Mezanul Haque
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:23 pm
    iOS 7.1.2 update is now available for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. When a new iOS update releases, people who are new to the iOS world, wonders how to install iOS update. So, here we are with a simple tutorial that will help you out. There are three ways to install iOS update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device. The easiest way is to install iOS update via over-the-air (OTA). The next procedure allows you to install update using iTunes. This is useful if you fail to install the update via OTA. The third method involves using a IPSW file to update your…
  • Download iOS 7.1.2 Update For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    SK Mezanul Haque
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Apple released a new update for all compatible iOS devices. iOS 7.1.2 is now available for download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. iOS 7.1.2 is the second minor update to iOS 7.1. It comes after more than two months of iOS 7.1.1 release. The latest iOS update brings with it bug fixes and security updates. The official change log highlights fixes for iBeacon, data transfer and mail attachment encryption. iOS 7.1.2 Update Change log The latest update improves iBeacon connectivity and stability. Fixes a bug related to data transfer for third-party accessories and bar code scanners. iOS…
  • Windows 9 May Be Offered As Free Upgrade For Windows 8.1 Users

    SK Mezanul Haque
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:49 pm
    The websphere is buzzing aloud with the rumor that Microsoft may offer the next version of Windows, Windows 9 as a free upgrade (or at a discounted price) for Windows 8.1 Update 2 consumers. Although nothing is announced officially but according to WZOR (a Russian group which is popular for leaks related to Microsoft products), Windows 9 may be released as free upgrade. This move (if Microsoft makes) may be similar to what its competitor Apple has adopted. The move makes sense in the present scenario of release and distribution of operating systems. Almost all competitors is now offering…
  • How To Find Out If My Windows 8.1 Is Running Windows 8.1 Update 1

    SK Mezanul Haque
    14 Jun 2014 | 2:30 am
    Microsoft for Patch Tuesday this month released 66 patches. Most of these patches are for Internet Explorer. It fixes a lot of undisclosed security issues in the web browser. But you may not receive this update if you don’t have Windows 8.1 Update 1 installed on Windows 8.1. Microsoft always delivers security patches and bug fixes via Windows Update. Good way to keep Windows updated but not for everyone especially Windows 8 or 8.1 users. They may be missing the updates if they don’t have Windows 8.1 Update installed. Microsoft already warned 8.x users saying they will not receive…
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    Digital Inspiration Technology Blog

  • How to Display Alternate Content to AdBlock Users

    Amit Agarwal
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    Ad blocking software like AdBlock and Ghostery are installed on millions of computers and thus affecting the bottom line of web publishers who are dependent on online advertising networks like Google AdSense to pay their bills. It takes time and effort to maintain a website but if the visitors are blocking ads, the revenues are reduced. Ars Technica says this is equivalent to running a restaurant where people come and eat but without paying. As a website publisher, you have a few options. You can detect Adblock on the visitor’s computer and hide your content if the ads are being…
  • Add the new Google Maps to your Website with Street View

    Amit Agarwal
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:51 am
    I have written a new web app that should make it extremely easy for you to embed the new version of Google Maps in your website or blog. Available at, the apps lets you add basic road maps, satellite imagery or even maps with Street View Panoramas to your website (see video demo). Getting started is easy. Search for a place and pan or zoom to make sure that the Google Maps area you’d like to embed is visible inside the browser window. The embed code, available in the lower left corner, updates automatically as you move around the map. You may be wondering why would anyone need…
  • The Best Websites to Learn Coding Online

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The Learn to Code movement, with the backing of the likes of Obama and Bill Gates, is picking up momentum worldwide and that is actually a very good thing as even basic programming skills can have a major impact. If you can teach yourself how to write code, you will gain a competitive edge over your peers, you can think more algorithmically and thus can tackle problems more efficiently. Don’t just download the latest app, help redesign it. Don’t just play on your phone, program it. — Obama. There’s no reason why shouldn’t know the basics of coding. You can automate…
  • The Best Wikipedia Tools and Resources

    Amit Agarwal
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:33 am
    Since its launch in 2001, Wikipedians have created about 4.5 million articles on the English version of Wikipedia alone which is roughly equivalent to 2000+ print volumes of the Encyclopædia Britannica. If you are also interested in becoming a contributor, follow the Wikipedia tutorial or get the Missing Manual which is available online for free. Q: Can I download Wikipedia? Or maybe buy Wikipedia on a DVD just like Britannica? You can download Wikipedia through Kiwix. It is a single zip file that’s also available via BitTorrent. A children’s charity group in UK has created a…
  • Monetize your YouTube Videos that contain Someone Else’s Music

    Amit Agarwal
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    YouTube has fairly strict guidelines for your videos to be eligible for monetization. For instance, if you have recorded a video of the crowd at a music event, the video clip cannot be monetized on YouTube as you do not have the rights to the audio. Similarly, if you create a photo slideshow using music purchased from iTunes, the video is not monetizable either as you own the photographs but do not have commercial rights for the audio. When you upload such a video to YouTube, it may either be removed for copyright infringement or YouTube may continue to host the video but all the advertising…
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    Wardell Design Blog

  • The Basics of Awesome Product Photography

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

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

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

    Osterr Wight
    29 May 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Great! So you’ve decided that a new phone system is in order. Excellent decision. Statistics show that up to 70 per cent of businesses with outdated phone systems report that they are unable to keep up with the current demands of the business world. If you happen to be one of them the following information […] Related posts: 4 tips for your Business Facebook page Tips for Keeping your Confidential Files Safe Updating Your Logo
  • The Basics of Good Web Design

    Osterr Wight
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:16 pm
    A strong web presence is essential to good business. Having a website is a given but it is important to make sure your website is a winner. You need a well ordered, appealing and informative site that is easy to use. Your site should be offer incentive for visitors to return and should offer them […] Related posts: Static Page Update Alerts Chic Designs from 5 Infamous Organizations Become a Google Verified Author
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  • Mobile ads help Facebook report a big sales jump

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Facebook’s quarterly sales rose 61 percent on the strength of mobile advertising, the company said Wednesday. Sales for the second quarter, which ended June 30, were $2.91 billion the company reported, beating financial analysts’ estimates of $2.81 billion, as polled by Thomson Reuters. Revenue from advertising, which makes up the bulk of Facebook’s sales, was $2.68 billion, up 67 percent from the same period last year. Of that, 62 percent, or $1.67 billion, came from ads on mobile devices, a 41 percent jump from 2013.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • SSD prices for hybrids, ultrathin laptops to flatten next year

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:23 pm
    A shortage of solid-state drives for ultrathin laptops and hybrids will cause prices to flatten next year after dropping for the last several years, with lower prices coming again in 2016, according to a market analysis. Although SSD prices may be flat into next year, the cost-per-gigabyte will go down as storage capacity of drives continues to increase on a yearly basis, said Fang Zhang, storage analyst at IHS. Most thin-and-light laptops typically use SSDs that are closely bolted to the motherboards, much like in the MacBook Air. That differs from the SSDs in mainstream laptops, which can…
  • Uber drives into the Windows Phone Store

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Taxis suck. Waiting for taxis sucks, paying for a taxi is always more difficult than it needs to be, and actually riding in a taxi? Well, that sucks too. That's why on-demand ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft have exploded in popularity over the past couple of years: They're fast, clean, and dead-simple to pay for.At least, they are for iPhone or Android users. Neither service is available for Windows Phone, so Live-Tile-loving mobile users have been stuck with waving their hands and praying for taxis, or using mobile versions of ride-sharing websites, like chumps.No more.
  • File-encrypting Android ransomware's extortion attempts mimic FBI

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    A ransomware threat that encrypts files stored on the SD memory cards of Android devices has been updated to target English-speaking users with FBI-themed alerts.The malware app is called Simplocker and was first identified by security researchers from antivirus vendor ESET in early June. At the time it was the first malicious program for Android devices that used file encryption to extort money from victims.The original variant was indicative of a work in progress and displayed ransom notes exclusively in Russian, but that has changed recently. Simplocker is now being sold on underground…
  • IBM aims to disrupt supercomputing market with cloud enticements

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    IBM is offering a potentially powerful incentive in its attempts to entice organizations to move supercomputing jobs to the cloud: a high-speed network communications link called InfiniBand.“Companies are embracing cloud for standard workloads, but they are also looking to move their high-performance workloads to the cloud, or looking to augment capacity they have in-house,” said Marc Jones, IBM SoftLayer vice president of product innovation. “A lot of these companies will have workloads that are extremely demanding of performance.”InfiniBand may help sway their decision to go to the…
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    Data Connections

  • Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Wrangling Data

    Dustin Smith
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    Dustin Smith, Product Marketing Manager at Tableau Software If you’re in sales or marketing then it’s very likely you have a data wrangling addiction.  Don’t deny it, we’ve all been there.  You hop between any number of systems in a given day (Salesforce, Eloqua, Oracle, SQL Server, HubSpot, etc., etc., etc.) and the only way to take control of your world is to dump all that data into one place and try to make some sense of it. For many it starts innocently enough by just needing to mash-up two Excel spreadsheets.  Soon, however, it spirals out of control as the data gets bigger…
  • Oracle Data Integrator ETL JDBC source for Eloqua marketing cloud

    Sumit Sarkar
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    For many Oracle Data Integrator professionals, there is growing demand to consume SaaS data such as Oracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud.  Let’s get real, you’re responsible for supporting a wide range of data sources and may have never heard of Eloqua.  But with standards based JDBC connectivity to SaaS data – you become an instant marketing data scientist delivering aggressive requirements from demanding business sponsors. My favorite feature of ODI remains the standard JDBC support and the platform’s commitment to heterogeneous data sources.  JDBC support is the first key feature…
  • The 7 Bad Data Habits That Hamper Sales Operation Success

    Dion Picco
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    It’s all too easy to fall into bad habits at the office: browsing social media, online shopping during business hours, or maybe even sneaking glimpses of World Cup matches when you should be finishing that critical report. But what about the habits we don’t even realize we’re repeating day in and day out? These commonplace behaviors can seriously damage your chances of success, especially if you’re a member of the sales team working with large amounts of customer and prospect data. If you want to stand above the crowd with a sales operation that’s the envy of your peers, you must…
  • The Seven Deadly Sins of Data Analysts

    Adam Breakey
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:20 am
    With business success increasingly dependent on effective data management, expectations are set pretty high for BI analysts these days. Rising pressures often lead to cutting corners and invalid data. Not good! Especially because some of these offenses can put your organization in deadly peril. Tread carefully and be mindful that you aren’t guilty of the seven deadly sins of data analysts: Worshipping False Idols: Poor Data Quality. You may be the high priest of your organization’s data but are you misleading your flock with unreliable, unverified data? You’d better sharpen up your act…
  • When Real-Time Data Calls, DataDirect Cloud Answers

    Jeff Reser
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:03 am
    Whether you’re an IT manager or business user, you most likely need access to real-time information residing in an organizational database—which inconveniently sits behind a secure corporate firewall. To get access to on-premise data usually requires a VPN connection, SSH tunneling or a configured firewall to expose the database port, which consumes valuable time and resources. But now, DataDirect Cloud has changed all that. Using innovative, patent-pending technology, DataDirect Cloud On-Premise Connector provides secure access to on-premise data without the need to set up a VPN, SSH…
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  • SiteBildz – The Ultimate Website Builder

    Daniel Lew
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    Today I have something special to share with you. I’m sure by now you’ve heard about how easy affiliate marketing is supposed to be. I mean, a lot of marketers love to tell you that in their email before they offer up the?latest whiz-bang gizmo for sale. The harsh reality is affiliate marketing can be [...]
  • Media Leverage Pro – Doors Open 7th July

    Daniel Lew
    29 Jun 2014 | 4:45 am
    WANTED TO EVER LEVERAGE HOT LEADS FOR ANY NICHE that have recently spent money so you know they are going to spend on your services right away? IM TALKING ABOUT CLIENTS WHO HAVE SPENT MONEY IN THE PAST FEW DAYS OR WEEKS. This is when customers are most hottest! NOT when they are 6 months [...]
  • 100x Better Than Content Curation

    Daniel Lew
    22 Jun 2014 | 3:21 pm
    100% Automated Content at it’s Best As you know, creating high-quality content is a time consuming process… Even if you outsource it, it’s expensive and still takes forever to get back… Then you have to kick it back for corrections, etc. It can be a nightmare. Well take a look at this video and discover [...]
  • 7 Top Affiliate Platforms for 2014

    Daniel Lew
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:37 am
    The Best Affiliate Programs for 2014 There has been some significant changes and shakeups in the affiliate industry in terms of best platforms to use and there has been a ton of alternatives apart from the usual ones. All affiliate networks that are mentioned here give a run down on my opinion of how I [...]
  • Competitive Advantage

    Daniel Lew
    11 Jun 2014 | 12:37 pm
    If you have been watching my previous videos I talk about having the right mindset in order to achieve certain goals. Customers have been quite happy with the videos and quality of the content that I have been bringing out so I think I am quite happy with continuing these video series as promised. In [...]
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    Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  • 9 Tips for Beginning Bloggers

    ITVibes Support
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Tips for Beginning Bloggers Often clients ask us for quick tips or basic information to help them get started with blog writing. Sometimes they are apprehensive about posting blogs because they think they need to be perfect or written by professional writers. We provided the following tips with the hopes of easing your concerns about blogging: Try to blog at least once a week because it helps with your search engine rankings. However, if you can’t do it each week, don’t stress out. Try to do it twice a month in the beginning then when you feel more comfortable with writing blogs, you…
  • 10 Ways to Make Your Business Blog Rock

    ITVibes Support
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Do Your Blogs Rock? Or do they fall flat because you don’t know what to say or how to say it? Do your blog postings provide helpful information for your community, industry, and clients? These are the questions you need to ask yourself before you begin your blog. It’s important that your content has a purpose, speaks to your target audience, and does not waste your readers’ time. Here are 10 ways to improve your blog postings and keep your readers coming back for more: 1.)    Tell your story – People like stories. They are powerful because your readers can relate to them and learn…
  • Homes Over Texas

    itvibes tech
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Conroe Web Design & Marketing Stacey has been a resident of Clear Lake, Houston, Huntsville, Spring, Conroe, and Willis area since 1979. Having lived in and around this area for the majority of her life, Stacey not only knows about Conroe, she also has a vast knowledge of the entire area. Before Stacey received her real estate license, she was the #1 sales person of her former employer, year after year. From previously working in sales, combined with what she knows about the real estate market, she understands the importance of customer service, communication, and managing the processes…
  • 8 Ways to Create Content That Encourages a Purchase or Conversion

    ITVibes Support
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:32 pm
    8 Ways to Create Content That Encourages a Purchase or Conversion Content is everything. It catches the user’s attention and holds their interest. Content is what keeps them coming back for more. It sells, establishes your branding, and sets your website’s tone. As they old saying goes, content is king! Well written website content provides the following benefits: Creates engagement and trust with your current clients and potential customers. Answers questions about your products and services. Establishes you as a leader in your field or industry through education and information. Expands…
  • Susie Sells Your Home

    itvibes tech
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Conroe Web Design & Marketing If you are looking for a home or wanting to sell a home in the Conroe / Lake Conroe Area, just north of Houston, Texas, She is here to help you. She lived in the Lake Conroe area for over 14 years and in the Houston area for over 39 years. Deciding on a Realtor can be a difficult decision to make. After all, the purchase or sale of a new home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. She will give you a focus that is unmatched : She is responsive to phone and email communications from all parties involved in a transaction, thus moving the…
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  • [How To] Hide Albums on Your Android

    Furqan Shahid
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:57 am
    Own an Android phone but tired of people invading your gallery and going through your images without your permission? Well one of the best things about owning an Android is the freedom it provides you to control your device however you want. Luckily, the same freedom allows you to hide the specific galleries you don’t want people to see because sometimes they contain important and even private stuff. Another best thing here is that you don’t really need a 3rd party app who only has the feature to hide your galleries. All you need is a little bit of Android knowledge and one small…
  • How to Fix Infamous Google Play Errors

    Furqan Shahid
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    Google’s Play Store is undoubtedly one of the best app stores with thousands of handy apps that fit in almost all the categories. Be it games, productivity, entertainment, personalisation. The store has basically covered almost every thing you can want. The store has an amazing amount of both free and paid apps so there’s always a lot to choose from.  But despite being nearly perfect, the store has a lot of issues as well. Most of the time the issues can end up frustrating you because they simply stop you from downloading or updating any app you need to. The errors are almost…
  • Reasons Why Nexus Devices Are Better

    Furqan Shahid
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    If you are in the market for a new, high end phone. You’re either going for an Apple iPhone or any Android coming from the big boys like Sony, Samsung, HTC, and LG, and why not? They provide us with most powerful hardware and unique features. All the major OEMs like Sony, Samsung LG and HTC recently came up with their flagship devices, so there are high chances that you will be getting one of those devices. But what if you are told there are devices that are almost as powerful as those flagship but are relatively cheaper? At first, it seems like a dubious idea but it actually is true.
  • Windows 8.1 Rolling Out to Lumia Phones

    Furqan Shahid
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:29 am
    The wait is finally over. Nokia has finally started to roll out the Cyan update on the Lumia devices. The update is set to roll out on all the devices that are running on Windows Phone 8. However, not all the devices are getting the update right now. Some devices will gradually get the Cyan update in coming weeks. The Cyan update will bring the much awaited Windows Phone 8.1 which has been receiving numerous positive reviews from  those who have tried the developers preview. For those who don’t know, the developers preview went live in April (3 months) although several people have been…
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Caught in The Wild

    Furqan Shahid
    12 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    Remember when Sony announced the Xperia Z2 earlier this year in February? Well, after the announcement, we started hearing that Sony will be launching another flagship after 6 months. The flagship was supposedly the Xperia Z3, successor to Xperia Z2. After the rumour, more reports started following saying that the Japenese electronic giant is currently working on several devices including the yet to be announced Z3. Today we have our hands on some interesting news that gives some flame to the earlier rumours. Folks over at DigiWo managed to get their hands on some live photos of what seems to…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • Things To Do Before Reviewing A Product (Checklist)

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    As I know that most of the newbie bloggers write a review article of a product without knowing what it does. It is weird to write articles or reviews... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • MacX Video Converter Pro : Convert, Download, Record & Edit Video

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:52 pm
    MacX Video Converter Pro – Why do we need video converter? Videos exist in hundreds of different formats and various codecs turn that number... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Value Of Reviews In Technology Online Retail

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Where did you buy the device on which you are reading this article right now? At a store or at an online shop? If I had to make an educated guess, I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 6 Devastating Internet Scams People Still Fall For (But Shouldn’t)

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    We all hate fraudsters and hackers. Nobody of us wants to run into a scam and lose our precious wealth. Especially in a world, where every 2 out of 7... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The 3 Big Causes of Data Breaches

    Pradeep Kumar
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    A big fear in many businesses is the occurrence of data breaches. Data breaches can strike at any time due to a number of factors and leave... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Bright Side of News*

  • Qualcomm: Record 3Q 2014 Earnings, Reaffirms Guidance

    Anshel Sag
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Qualcomm just announced their earnings for the fiscal third quarter of 2014 which includes the calendar second quarter of 2014, and their earnings were strong as ever. Qualcomm reported $2.24 billion in profit on $6.81 billion in revenues, this represents a 9 percent growth in revenue year over year as well as a 7 percent growth over the previous quarter. Profits also grew a whopping 42 percent year over year and 14 percent sequentially, squashing investors’ worries that Qualcomm’s caution last year about flatter revenues might affect profitability. Diluted EPS was $1.31, up 46…
  • Security Researcher Claims iOS Devices Have a Backdoor

    Anshel Sag
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    A security researcher is claiming to have found a set of services in iOS that appear to be a firmware-level backdoor in iOS devices. What’s more interesting is that Apple has, in a very non-Apple manner, responded to his claims by posting a support page about it. He claims that these are confirmations of the backdoors that he found in iOS and that Apple claims to use them for diagnostic and enterprise purposes. These backdoors can only be accessed by Apple (or anyone that has access to Apple’s services) so they’re mostly secure backdoors, but they are backdoors nonetheless.
  • Broadcom Exits Baseband Modem Business

    Anshel Sag
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
    In an unfortunate turn of events, Broadcom has decided to completely shutter their entire baseband modem business less than a year after acquiring Rensas’ own mobile modem business which had been under threat of also shutting down after originally being acquired from Nokia. This announcement came as part of the company’s earnings release yesterday, where they reported a $1 million loss on $2 billion in revenue (essentially break-even) compared to the previous quarter where they had made $165 million. But even so, Broadcom has announced that with the shuttering of this division…
  • Samsung’s Curved 105″ UHD TV is $120,000

    Anshel Sag
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    No, we didn’t make a typo. Samsung has actually released a 105″ curved UHD TV that will retail for $120,000. This enormous curved UHD TV set is actually not a standard aspect ratio as it actually has a higher resolution than cinematic 4K. Currently, most ’4K’ TVs are really UltraHD or QuadHD (3840 x 2160 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio). Cinematic 4K, also known as true 4K is 4096×2160 (1.9:1) which is what many in the film industry believe to truly be 4K. However, this new Samsung Smart UN105S9 TV has an astounding resolution of 5,120 x 2,160 which has an aspect…
  • Xiaomi Launches The Mi4 Premium Smartphone

    Anshel Sag
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Xiaomi has finally released their latest flagship smartphone and it comes as no surprise that it will be called the Mi4. The Xiaomi Mi4 is a culmination of the company’s tireless design work and their years of experience in making and some may even say knocking-off smartphones. There’s no doubt that the Xiaomi Mi3 felt like a bizarre mix of a Nokia phone and some other Android phones in terms of design. So, clearly Xiaomi wanted to have a more unique design themselves and to build a quality device. Because of this, they’ve opted to build the Xiaomi Mi4′s body…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • Things To Do Before Reviewing A Product (Checklist)

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    As I know that most of the newbie bloggers write a review article of a product without knowing what it does. It is weird to write articles or reviews... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • MacX Video Converter Pro : Convert, Download, Record & Edit Video

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:52 pm
    MacX Video Converter Pro – Why do we need video converter? Videos exist in hundreds of different formats and various codecs turn that number... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Value Of Reviews In Technology Online Retail

    HBB &#124; Editorial Staff
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Where did you buy the device on which you are reading this article right now? At a store or at an online shop? If I had to make an educated guess, I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 6 Devastating Internet Scams People Still Fall For (But Shouldn’t)

    HBB &#124; Guest Author
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    We all hate fraudsters and hackers. Nobody of us wants to run into a scam and lose our precious wealth. Especially in a world, where every 2 out of 7... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The 3 Big Causes of Data Breaches

    Pradeep Kumar
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    A big fear in many businesses is the occurrence of data breaches. Data breaches can strike at any time due to a number of factors and leave... [[ 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

  • How To Shoot Tethered to Lightroom Mobile

    Terry White
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Lightroom has allowed for USB tethered capture from popular Nikon and Canon cameras for several years now. However, I can’t tell you how many people have asked me about tethering directly to an iPad pretty much since the 1st shipped in 2010. Four years later, while there are several shoot to iPad solutions out there, there still isn’t a way to plug your camera directly into an iPad and shoot tethered like you do with your computer and Lightroom. Here’s what’s in my Tripod Rig Setup Above RAM-B-121-UN9U The RAM X-Grip Universal Clamping Cradle and Clamp Manfrotto…
  • How To Get Free Add-Ons for Photoshop CC, Muse CC and more

    Terry White
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, Terry White shows how to get FREE Add-Ons for your favorite Adobe Creative Cloud products such as Photoshop CC, Adobe Muse CC and more. Are you missing out on my Bonus Content? See more of my Adobe Creative Cloud Videos on my Adobe Creative Cloud TV and get the App below. It features EXCLUSIVE CONTENT that no one else gets to see. My iOS App is a Universal App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. I also have an Android version on the Amazon App Store:   The post How To Get Free Add-Ons for Photoshop CC, Muse CC and more appeared first on Terry…
  • Convert Your Aperture Library to Lightroom with this FREE Utility

    Terry White
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Apple recently announced that they will no longer develop Aperture. While there have been no official plans announced to move Aperture users over to Lightroom, there is a developer (7822383 Canada Ltd) that has released a “beta” utility called Aperture Exporter to help you out. First you have to realize that there is no real way to transfer/translate the adjustments you made  to your images in Aperture to the Lightroom and have the images look exactly the same. So the next best thing is to bring over as much of your Aperture Library structure as possible over to Lightroom and…
  • 11 Things You Didn’t Know About Adobe Creative Cloud

    Terry White
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    IIn this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, Terry White walks you through how to get started with the 2014 release of Adobe Creative Cloud as well as 11 things you probably didn’t know about Creative Cloud. Are you missing out on my Bonus Content? See more of my Adobe Creative Cloud Videos on my Adobe Creative Cloud TV and get the App below. It features EXCLUSIVE CONTENT that no one else gets to see. My iOS App is a Universal App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. I also have an Android version on the Amazon App Store:   The post 11 Things You Didn’t Know About Adobe Creative…
  • Charge up to 5 USB devices at once

    Terry White
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Charging USB devices at home is no big deal as I have charges around the studio, office, bedroom, etc. and even USB wall plates. However, on the road it’s bit more challenging as there are limited AC outlets in hotels and on stage during presentations. Once again I sought out a USB charger that could not only charge multiple devices, but also charge at least 2 iPads, which require a little more juice (2.1A). My search led me to the Anker® 25W 5-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB Charger Travel Power Adapter. This relatively small charger can handle charging up to 5 of your USB devices…
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    SunBlogNuke Team Blog

  • Simple reference for Theme Customization

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    As our blogging module #SunBlogNuke# are applied in more DNN websites, some clients requires customization based on their specific requirements. The unique UI layout including theme will be a common issue. Toady we would like to share tokens reference of theme view with some samples so that you can get started to customization easily.
  • Compatible SunBlogNuke v5.8 Building for DNN5

    27 Jun 2014 | 6:54 am
    As we promised ever, we always maintain the independent branch of SunBlogNuke compatible well with older version of DNN  CMS, such as the DNN4-building. Today we would like to announce that we have built another compatible package of SunBlogNuke for DNN5.2+. Even through you are still using the DotNetNuke 5, you don’t have to be worry about it and just feel free to let it there without any update as you like. Surely, the development status is still active; we will include updates with fixes if necessary. You can get it here. We hope that with this generation dnn blog module  you can enjoy…
  • DNN Tips: GetTab Method without DNN Context

    11 May 2014 | 4:45 am
    As you know, the simple method GetTab(int tabid) was obsolete and has been replaced by GetTab(ByVal TabId As Integer, ByVal PortalId As Integer, ByVal ignoreCache As Boolean). If you want to call the new method, we have to pass the additional parameter “PortalId”. In common,  the object PortalSettings can be easy to get with DNN context, such as special dnn module & page; however, it may be inaccessible in some sceneries, such as separate aspx page or handler. Then is there any way to get the correct tab info with this new method? Now there is a simple trick to do it with passing into…
  • DNN7 Blog Integrated with ModuleSearchBase

    10 May 2014 | 7:08 am
    Recently we are building a totally new branch of #DNN #Blog #Module – SunBlogNuke based on DNN 7.1 core framework. As you know, DNN7 indeed introduced lots of awesome features, including advanced url rewrite solution. There are more topic about DNN7, however, we just share some interesting things about new class "ModuleSearchBase".
  • Fighting DNN Bugs Ⅲ: Why Non-Administration Users Logged Out

    5 Mar 2014 | 6:01 am
    Currently we are fixing a really weird issue that only happens with non-administration users. When the user logs in and accesses one page, they are logged out of the system. The page finishes loading as if they were logged in, but once they try any other actions, such as clicking any module section menu (including refreshing the browser page) they are considered not logged in and presented with a login prompt. After looking it into for a while, we found that this always seems to happen when this module requests my custom ashx web call, which was killing dnn authentication cookies and logging…
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    Latest ITProPortal news

  • New video shows LG display’s poster boy qualities

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    The flexible properties of the company’s OLED displays are brought to bear in the new video that comes with another clip showing its transparent capabilities.Read more:
  • VMware cuts the ribbon on second UK data centre

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am
    Chessington, just south west of London, now has a data centre that provides extra capacity for its vCloud Hybrid Cloud service preferred by companies with UK data protection requirements.Read more:
  • IT budgets set to rise, but there’s no room for spending on recruitment

    Darren Allan
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    A new report from Spiceworks has revealed that businesses are spending IT budget on new tech to manage the likes of BYOD, rather than employing new staff members.Read more:
  • Apple iPhone 6 launch event 'tentatively' scheduled for mid-September

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:56 am
    Sources report that the event is being scheduled for second or third week of September and so far only includes the 4.7in version of the new smartphone.Read more:
  • IBM boosts SoftLayer’s high-performance computing power through InfiniBand addition

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    The new option for SoftLayer bare metal server customers is geared towards those engaged in computational intensive activities in the energy industry and companies using big data apps.Read more:
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    The Evangelist Marketing Institute -- Alex L. Goldfayn -- Techniques For Revenue Growth

  • When We Are Bold

    Alex Goldfayn
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:01 am
    Customers are trained to contact us when they need something, or when there is a problem. Nobody calls when we’re doing a great job for them, because that’s expected, and, in turn, taken for granted. So we get a significant influx of negative feedback, from a very small minority of our customers. The great majority of our customers are very happy with our work. We must seek out these positive thoughts, feelings and feedback from our customers. When we hear the wonderful ways our happy customers perceive us, we become bolder. And when we are bold, we are confident. We take more…
  • Killing Commodity Status

    Alex Goldfayn
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    This morning I’m delivering a keynote to more than 1,000 people for the AmericanHort association — the largest horticultural association in the US. It’s titled Kill The Commodity, and the organizer selected the title. Most companies in competitive spaces are perceived as commodities — a printer is a printer, right? Doors are doors, construction is construction, and distributors are distributors. The problem is that when the market views you as a commodity, all you have to compete on is price, and life is very difficult. That’s why people in commodity businesses…
  • Awareness

    Alex Goldfayn
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:02 am
    Think about your typical customers: on average, what percentage of your entire range of products and services are they aware of? I ask every audience, client and prospect this question, because it is the single lowest hanging fruit for revenue. Answers range between 5% and 50%, but almost never higher. People cannot buy what they do not know about. We think about everything we offer, because it is our job. But our customers have their own jobs. And even if we’ve told them (repeatedly!) about the other products and services they can buy from us, they are probably not aware of them. How do we…
  • Help People, Even In Your Marketing

    Alex Goldfayn
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:23 am
    Just like your products and services, the best marketing helps people. It doesn’t pitch, propose, push, prod or promise. Rather, it demonstrates your outstanding value to your customers and prospects. It offers ideas, tools, techniques, approaches, and advice for improvement. If you sell products, help your market get the most out of them. If you sell services, teach people how to improve in your area of expertise. Think about your market: as a group, where are they falling short? What are they doing incorrectly that can be bettered? Right now, make a list of a half-dozen such areas.
  • The Personal Communication

    Alex Goldfayn
    23 Jun 2014 | 9:54 am
    In an era of ever-expanding communications platforms and tools, the personal communication is going the way of the triceratops and the Palm Pilot.Think about it: how many personal, one-on-one emails and phone calls from do you receive in a day? For most of us, the number is dwarfed by group mailings, blasts, conference calls, and, yes, social media sharing. I like writing with fountain pens, so every week I send several hand-written personal notes. Nearly every recipient comments how nice — and rare! — it is. We’re supposed to be communicating more than ever, but…
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    Music Without Labels

  • Wild Child – Rillo Talk [Music Video]

    Philosofox the DJ
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    Austin folkies Wild Child evoke ’90s hip-hop with the latest video from breakout album The Runaround, “Rillo Talk”. Lowriders, bikes, skateboarding, 40s, and graffiti, all shot with the fisheye-reminiscent GoPro cameras in vogue at festivals these days, add up to a visual aesthetic that matches the boom-bap beat drifting in and out of the background. They even … Continue reading
  • Listen to Drummer-Fronted PAPA and Their Debut Album “Tender Madness” [NEW MUSIC/VIDEO]

    Steve Harpine
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:11 pm
    It’s been almost a year since PAPA released their debut full-length album, Tender Madness, but the Los Angeles duo has been busy. Consisting of childhood friends, former Girls drummer Darren Weiss and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Presant, PAPA is almost always on the road in support of their first project and planning the next. Weiss discussed some of … Continue reading
  • The Ben Folds Orchestra Experience Live at The Mann Center, Philadelphia PA

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:17 pm
    The Ben Folds Orchestra Experience Live at The Mann Center, Philadelphia PA Photography By: Regina Nicolardi | Ambassador of Photography | Pennsylvania | Beat-Play and Music Without Labels, LLC Continue reading
  • The Futures League live the Switchfoot Bro-Am, Moonlight Beach [Photos] [Review] [Interview]

    14 Jul 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Edgy, yet inviting. Unique, yet very familiar. Varying influences from each member of So-Cal quartet, The Futures League, clash together for something new, yet also nostalgic. Made up of Jon Arman, Jack Rose, Scott Ruth, and John Fontana, the 4 came together only 2 short years ago and have already played at some of the … Continue reading
  • The Bul Bey – Where I’m From [Music Video][New Music]

    Philosofox the DJ
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    From southwest Philly to Bellmawr, New Jersey, emcees Bey and Davon have linked up for a guaranteed summer jam. While Bey’s Shaking Hands and Kissing Babies tape doesn’t drop until next week, fans of feel-good summer vibes in city and suburbs alike can wear out the replay button on this clip for lead single “Where I’m From” … Continue reading
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    Top News - WebProNews

  • Vanessa Lachey Captures Attention With Second Pregnancy Dress

    Galen Velonis
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The recently announced second pregnancy of Vanessa Lachey has spurred some opportune social media posts. The actress, model, and television personality has shared her personal family life with the world, and the world is ready to soak her every outfit in. It doesn’t matter if it’s zany, becoming, or just plain weird; if Lachey is wearing it and it’s on the internet, it’s news. The first of many outfits during her second pregnancy has caught the public’s eye. She started the buzz by showing it off on Instagram. “STOP! HAMMER TIME!!!” she wrote in the…
  • Facebook Releases Earnings, Revenue Up 61%

    Chris Crum
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Facebook just released its Q2 earnings report with revenue of $2.91 billion, up 61% year-over-year. Revenue from advertising was $2.68 billion, up 67%, with mobile ad revenue representing 62% of all ad revenue. Payments and other fees accounted for $234 million, up 9% from last year. CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave pretty much the most generic statement possible: “We had a good second quarter. Our community has continued to grow, and we see a lot of opportunity ahead as we connect the rest of the world.” Daily active users were 829 million on average in June (up 19% year-over-year),…
  • Amazon Launches Exclusive Games For Fire Phone

    Chris Crum
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Amazon’s Fire phone comes out on Friday, and ahead of the release, the company is showing off some new games made exclusively for the device, taking advantage of its “Dynamic Perspective” technology. Dynamic Perspective uses a set of front-facing cameras to track the motion of the user’s head, and alter the perspective of what’s happening on the screen accordingly. It’s one of a couple interesting and unique features Amazon’s device brings to the table. Saber’s Edge and To-Fu Fury were co-developed with partners Hibernum and HotGen as part of…
  • TransAsia Airways Plane Crashes, 47 Dead

    Kimberly Ripley
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    A TransAsia Airways turboprop airplane crashed on an island near Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people. The crash set buildings on fire, however no one in those buildings suffered injuries or died. The plane–a 70-seat ATR 72 was making its second attempt at landing on the island of Makong during a severe thunderstorm. Eleven of the TransAsia Airways passengers were transported to the nearest hospital with injuries. “It was thunderstorm conditions during the crash,” Hsi Wen-guang, a spokesman for the Penghu County Government Fire Bureau. “From the crash site we sent 11…
  • Jennifer Aniston Shares Friendship, Ex With Sandra Bullock

    Amanda Crum
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Jennifer Aniston has had a longtime, sister-like relationship with Friends co-star Courteney Cox over the years, but now it looks like she’s starting up a new friendship with actress Sandra Bullock, as well. The two reportedly met at a dinner party at Gwyneth Paltrow’s place (apparently Jen and Gwyn’s mutual relationship with Brad Pitt wasn’t a source of awkwardness for them) and have become pretty tight ever since. “Jen and Sandra are new BFFs. They’re very excited about the new friendship…Sandra and Jen have a lot in common and enjoy each…
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  • How to get rid of Scratches from the Lens of the Camera of your HTC M8

    Arpit Verma
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:54 am
    I have been using the HTC M8 as my primary device for just over two months now. While the device is without a doubt, excellent and ticks most of the boxes you would want your daily driver to tick, there are a few minor things that annoy me. As revered as the build quality and designing capabilities of HTC are, they have always dropped big bombs when it comes to QC of their devices. Several of the M7 devices last year shipped with a camera lens that produced a weird purple flare when used under low lighting conditions and had an odd hairline space between the contact point where the metal and…
  • Nokia Announces the Lumia 530 with 4 Inch Display and a Fixed Focus Camera

    Arpit Verma
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:29 am
    After announcing the Nokia Lumia 630, the first Dual SIM Windows Phone 8.1 device in India, Nokia has decided to follow it up by bringing the Lumia 530 to the market today. The device will be a successor to the Lumia 520, but the Microsoft owned company has decided to cut more than a few corners with the device despite boasting a higher moniker number in the series. The Nokia Lumia 530 packs a 4 inch FWVGA screen and has a Snapdragon 200 chipset at the heart of it. The phone runs Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box and has a 5 MP fixed Focus camera on the rear. There is obviously no LED flash…
  • Bookmark your Facebook Posts to Read them Later on Web and App

    Arpit Verma
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    I would be the first to admit that I use Facebook as an RSS reader more than as a tool to connect to friends. In fact, for the past 2 months, I have virtually unfollowed every single friend on my Facebook feed which makes sure my feed is a constant fill from the content from sites or publications that I would be interested in reading. Given how important the social media audience is for all the major publishers, it is no surprise that the article is immediately shared on the Facebook page of these publishers. But what if you are in a hurry and would like to read a particular post later on?
  • Xiaomi Announces Mi Fitness Band Alongside the Mi4

    Arpit Verma
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:51 am
    Just on the day that the Xiaomi Mi3 went on sale in India, the Chinese giants have gone ahead with the expected announcement of the next flagship device, called the Xiaomi Mi4. The Mi4 was launched in an event in Shanghai, China today. The Mi4 is an incremental update from the Mi3 and can be seen more of an iPhone 5s succeeding the iPhone 5, there are no Touch IDs here though. The device will come with a 5 inch full HD display with a Snapdragon 801 SoC at the heart of it. There is 3 GB of RAM on board to keep things moving along smoothly. The internal memory remains at fixed 16 GB. The Mi3…
  • Watch the Highlights of Airbus at the ‘best Farnborough Airshow ever’

    Arpit Verma
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:51 am
    The farnborough Airshow has just come to an end and there were a plethora of announcements from several big aerospace players. Right from new aircrafts to a small component, there were several things of interest if you are an aviation enthusiast. We wanted to sum up all the important announcements at the airshow for you to read through but were thinking of an efficient way of doing the same. Airbus has made our work a lot easier by releasing a video on their Youtube channel that envelopes all the major announcements that came from the company. Not only did Airbus announce new aircrafts but…
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    Sai Digital Magazine

  • Airtel roaming in Maharashtra; Calls, SMS & Data

    5 Jul 2014 | 11:34 pm
    If you have recently moved to Maharashtra, either temporarily or permanently, and use Airtel services, these are the things you should be knowing. For the sake of this post, when ever Maharashtra is mentioned, it is to be taken excluding Mumbai, since Mumbai is a different telecom circle. Voice Calls while Roaming Airtel has very ... Read the complete article at Airtel roaming in Maharashtra; Calls, SMS & Data All the content you see here is exclusively copyrighted to Sai Digital Magazine and is meant for personal usage only. If any one is found to be republishing the content in full or…
  • Why do people vote for BJP (or even Congress)?

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:56 am
    I have a very simple theory. I will never vote for a party that doesn’t come out to show its ‘source of funds’ to public and that which doesn’t stop giving tickets to candidates with criminal records. No matter who comes and screams ‘our development model’ or ‘Har hath shakti’, I will just not listen ... Read the complete article at Why do people vote for BJP (or even Congress)? All the content you see here is exclusively copyrighted to Sai Digital Magazine and is meant for personal usage only. If any one is found to be republishing the content…
  • How to hide ‘Last Seen’ time on WhatsApp Android; Officially

    23 Feb 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Most of you are probably using WhatsApp on your phones. And most of you might be using it on an Android phone. There’s some good news today. No, not the Facebook acquisition but a set of new privacy features which were exclusively available to iPhone users till now. Android users can now hide their ‘Last ... Read the complete article at How to hide ‘Last Seen’ time on WhatsApp Android; Officially All the content you see here is exclusively copyrighted to Sai Digital Magazine and is meant for personal usage only. If any one is found to be republishing the content in…
  • New 8Mbps BSNL Broadband plans in AP (Hyderabad) 2014

    12 Feb 2014 | 7:47 pm
    It’s been a long time since I wrote about a BSNL service. The company is reporting losses after losses and it appears as if (unless some magic happens) it is only matter of time until the whole company is shut down (for the benefit of tax payers). The only thing protecting BSNL is its presence ... Read the complete article at New 8Mbps BSNL Broadband plans in AP (Hyderabad) 2014 All the content you see here is exclusively copyrighted to Sai Digital Magazine and is meant for personal usage only. If any one is found to be republishing the content in full or in parts for any purpose…
  • What do People think about Different States of India? (Acc to Google)

    28 Jan 2014 | 12:14 am
    Courtesy of this tweet, I thought I should do the same with different Indian states. And results are certainly interesting. If you didn’t go through that link, this post basically is what different people (via Google) think about different states of India. It makes use of the search suggestions that Google throws up as more ... Read the complete article at What do People think about Different States of India? (Acc to Google) All the content you see here is exclusively copyrighted to Sai Digital Magazine and is meant for personal usage only. If any one is found to be republishing the…
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    CEOWORLD Magazine

  • 11 Tricks That Can Help Prevent Email From Killing Your Productivity

    Amarendra Bhushan
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:07 am
    Email is intended to support greater efficiency, increased productivity, and better collaboration. But It’s gotten completely insane — especially at work.  Yes, To CEOs and entrepreneurs, email is an extremely important tool. So I’ve... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • Meet the Top 50 Most Influential CEOs In China

    Amarendra Bhushan
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    Interestingly, Leshi Internet Information and Technology Corp.’s CEO Jia Yueting is ranked number one, followed by Liu Chengyan of  ChinaNetCenter, Tang Hui of By-healthy, Zhao Wenchuan of Bluefocus Communication Group, and Qi Guoqi of Sealand... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • Super-Rich Tech Entrepreneurs who plan not to leave much of their wealth to their children

    Amarendra Bhushan
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    We’ve rounded up Some of the world’s most generous super-rich tech entrepreneurs, who have decided to donate a large part of their wealth to charity rather than pass it down to their children. The names who made the list may seem... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • Consider This When Choosing Your Next Chief Information Security Officer

    Editorial Team
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:24 am
    Most would agree that a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is a critical role for medium and large businesses that rely on IT to get their work done. Choosing a CISO can be a daunting task for corporate leadership and hiring managers that are... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • The 17 female chief executives in the Fortune Global 500: Women CEOs

    Amarendra Bhushan
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    The world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart toppled Royal Dutch Shell from the top spot on Fortune’s annual rankings of the world’s largest companies based on revenue.  The oil giant, Royal Dutch Shell of the Netherlands dropped to No. 2 behind US retail... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
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    TechChunks: Latest Technology Tips, Gadgets, SEO, Blogging, Social Media

  • Top 5 Best Tips for Starting a Successful Website or Blog

    12 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    Whether it’s for a new business or for personal use, the benefits of going online are well documented. Websites are a great way to advertise and reach as wide an audience as possible but they must be carefully constructed if they are to achieve the desired results. Thankfully, today if you have a website or a blog, it is an effective tool to share thoughts, promote business expand your web presence. Whether it is going to be a personal blog, a discussion forum or a family picture (photo) gallery, launching a website has never been easier. Creating a new website is an exciting idea, but…
  • How to Make The Most of Your Website

    30 May 2014 | 4:54 am
    There are many things you can do to help you make the most of your website. There are millions of websites out there trying to attract visitors and competing for search rankings and viewership. Hence, when it comes to trying to make money in your business, you need to find a way to stand out from your competition. If properly designed and utilized to its full potential a website is a dynamic marketing tool that can really allow you to express yourself and help your company to grow. Here are some simple steps to help you make the most of your website. Promote your Website at Every Opportunity…
  • Explained: Why Connectivity Speeds Differ Between ISPs

    22 May 2014 | 11:51 pm
    It’s no secret that Internet connection speeds differ between ISP’s (Internet Service Providers). It happens all the time. But ever wondered why? Why do the speeds of connectivity flux between providers? Don’t all major competitors offer about the same stuff? Actually, no; they don’t. You see, different Internet service providers utilize different network hardware devices, different connectivity substrates, and also operate in different climactic conditions – all of which can significantly affect the end user’s Internet connectivity speeds. In the UK, for…
  • Explained: How to Save Money on Expensive Printer Ink

    21 May 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Printer Ink & Printers; Ever Wondered Why Printer Ink Cartridges are So Expensive? Did you know that the ink for your printer costs more than human blood and fine Champagne? That’s right; it’s one of the most expensive common liquids in existence. But why? How can it possibly be justified to charge so much for something that there is such a ready demand for? You would think that there would be some equalizing economical force that would come into play and drop these crazy prices. But it doesn’t. In fact, you can count on your printer ink to keep increasing in price for…
  • Tips to Build Interesting Brand Personality for Social Media

    21 May 2014 | 6:07 am
    Social media branding is beyond your complete control and is entirely different to the branding that you use for your website, newsletters and advertising collateral. This means that the personality of your brand must be carefully and continually managed through social media. Developing Authoritative Content is one thing but building a reputable brand on Social Media platforms is a different level of challenge altogether. How is social media different? When using social media to promote your business, the platform used belongs to someone else. Whether it is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any…
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    The Lantronix Networking Blog

  • Remote Out-of-Band Access in the World’s Deepest Underwater Observatory

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

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

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

    Mark Tullio
    17 Apr 2013 | 9:59 am
    Launching a new product is never easy, and it can even be more challenging when the product is one of a kind. It takes creativity, out of the box thinking, lots of elbow grease, a little bit of luck and persistence. Little more than a year after its launch, you’d be hard pressed to find an iPad or iPhone enthusiast who has not heard about xPrintServer. While this product line – and the market opportunity for networked mobile printing– is in many ways still in its infancy, xPrintServer is well positioned to capitalize on the need for a cost-effective and easy to deploy networked…
  • Students Across the Country: “We Can Print!”

    Mark Tullio
    17 Aug 2012 | 2:14 pm
    Since the launch of xPrintServer-Network Edition back in December, we’ve seen tremendous demand from educational institutions, school districts, students, parents, and educators themselves.  The rapid pace of iPad deployment in schools – from kindergarten (yes, kindergarten) through college and graduate school – has only been outstripped by the students’ ability to embrace any piece of new technology, especially the iPad.   [The Cult of Mac recently posted a great article about how iPads are transforming the classroom.] Lantronix’ Dean Lazzara demos the xPrintServer during Mater…
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    Trending Technologies | TripleTremelo

  • Let’s meet Jibo

    Nidhi Mathew
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:54 pm
    In the last decade, technology has transformed the way we work, live and communicate. It has taken over our life to such an extent that modern day gadgets and inventions have become a necessity if we are to stay on top of the various aspects of life. Jibo, the ‘first family robot’ as called by its creator Cynthia Breazeal of MIT, is the newest iteration of modern technology, designed to be one’s very own social robot. How is Jibo different from other virtual assistants we have on our smartphones? The answer is simple; at 11-inches tall, it may not look like a human, but it sure…
  • Apple sinks its teeth deeper for iWatch

    Daris Abraham
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Apple has finally stopped trying to hide that it is currently working on its first ever smartwatch. The company’s decision to hire one of the biggest names in the luxury watch industry has made it clear that currently it is focusing on launching a smartwatch. Things became even clearer earlier this month, when the head of LVMH’s luxury-watch division (it includes Swiss brands such as Hublot and TAG Heuer) Jean-Claude Biver told CNBC that their sales director has left the company to join Apple’s iWatch development team. Biver didn’t mention the name of the executive hired by Apple;…
  • Apple denies security researcher’s claims

    Daris Abraham
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Apple is known to emphasize a lot on privacy and iOS security; however, according to Jonathan Zdziarski, a security researcher, the Cupertino-based tech giant has failed to make iOS as private or secure as customers believe it to be. In his new paper titled “Identifying Backdoors, Attack Points, and Surveillance Mechanisms in iOS Devices”, Zdziarski talks about complex tools in iOS that will allow Apple to share users’ data for law enforcement purposes without their knowledge. According to the paper, third parties such as spying agencies who are familiar with the working procedure of…
  • RoboCup gets underway!! Are you watching?

    Daris Abraham
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:13 pm
    It’s true that robots are not yet ready to beat Human soccer champs; however, the performance level of robots participating in RoboCup, the annual soccer championship for robots, suggests that in the future the world might see machines beating the human World Cup champs. Manuela Veloso, the co-founder of RoboCup, said that although it is difficult to predict how things will be in 2050, they are confident that they are “on the right path”. Veloso teaches computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, a private research university in Pittsburgh. The 2014 edition of RoboCup started on…
  • Google plans to deliver Wi-Fi from phone booths in New York City

    Adeel Inam
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Google is taking part in several other ventures besides preparing for its lucrative projects such as Project Ara (code-name for Google’s initiative to develop a free hardware platform to create modular smartphones) and Project Loon (a project involving launching of satellites or balloons to provide internet access to remote areas). The company’s next objective is to provide free internet access from payphone hubs. Google, along with some other prominent companies, has pitched in its efforts and resources to transform phone booth locations in New York City into wireless access points…
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    The Website Owner's Manual

  • Make Your Store and CRM System Be Friends, Part I

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Your online store and your customer relationship management system would probably consider themselves acquaintances. They nod and say “hi” at parties, but are definitely not close friends.  It’s really too bad, they have so much in common and would have a lot to talk about.  They both know so much about your company’s customers, orders, products and shipments, but one only hears about what the other knows through hearsay (sometimes called “data entry” in the business world). This article will begin to tell a story of building bonds of friendship between…
  • IE Testing with Mac OS X

    18 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    Microsoft is trying to give us ways to make things work, even though it’s still painful. When we moved our office from Uniontown to Pittsburgh, we left behind a handful of 5-10 year old PCs that were wasting space in our office, aside from testing our projects in Internet Explorer. We should have a Linux install party at The Beauty Shoppe and donate those machines, stripping the XP serial numbers/labels off the top (so not to fuel the never ending cycle of people not upgrading their computers)! This worked fine for us, but sooping up our Mac’s with more RAM or upgrading allowed…
  • Drupal QuickTip: Changing your Password without Admin Access

    Melissa Piper
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    I recently ran into a problem while trying to login to a client’s Drupal 7 website: the password I had was incorrect, and the email address for the site’s past maintainer was no longer valid. I needed to login to this site to make some updates, but how could I login without the correct login credentials? If you find yourself having this same problem, and you have access to cPanel/FTP and the database, you’ll be able to get out of this situation in under 5 minutes. You won’t be able to dig up the current password, but you’ll be able to reset it with these simple…
  • Drupal Camp PA

    15 Jul 2014 | 7:47 pm
    I will be giving my first ever talk at Drupal Camp PA on August 2! My talk is going to be about Organic Groups for beginners. I will go over how to build a site with Organic Groups and the modules that you need to get going. I recently worked on a project using Organic Groups and I thought the best way to solidify my knowledge was to talk about it and teach other people. I am excited and nervous at the same time. If this one goes well, I hope to travel the world and give talks at all of the awesome conferences. If you’re local, sign up for Drupal Camp PA…
  • 5 Ways to Connect Your Online Store to the Rest of the Business

    14 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    We help clients with a lot of e-commerce initiatives, yet we rarely build a simple online store that *just* sells products online with no twists.  Given the handful of good online store tools out there, most clients could, and sometimes even should, hire a freelancer or an internal person to build a small, plain-vanilla store if that’s all they will need for a while. But often things quickly get tricky for a number of reasons including, among others, the need to customize how the store behavies, high sales volumes, or, my favorite and one of the most common, the need to connect the…
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  • BlackBerry BES10 now available as a hosted service

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:28 am
    BlackBerry announced that BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) will be available as a hosted service, providing the benefits of BlackBerry’s trusted enterprise mobility management (EMM) and advanced security capabilities with the convenience and cost-effectiveness of outsourced IT administration. With BES10 Hosted, hosting partners can provide customers with easy-to-manage iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices with BlackBerry’s best-in-class security and support in order to meet each customers’ diverse mobile business requirements. “BlackBerry’s BES10 Hosted is…
  • Mac OS X Yosemite Public Beta reviewer tips

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Beta software is a work in progress which means various features are still being tweaked and refined before the golden master or final build. That said, there's a great opportunity to get a chance to experience the latest and greatest versuon of Apple's desktop and notebook OS. Now that OS X Yosemite is available to those who signed up for the public beta, here are some reminders worth considering before you install the new OS from Cupertino. Public beta tips: • This is beta software that is still in development, which means some applications and services may not work as expected. •…
  • Preview: Mac OS X Yosemite Public Beta

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla  One year after what looked to be a massive revamp in look, feel, user experience and naming convention, Mac OS X has undergone and even more dramatic and comprehensive makeover with Mac OS X Yosemite.  While expected to ship in the fall, there’s currently a Public Beta version of Yosemite available to interested beta testers who are welcome to join Apple engineers and developers in experiencing, testing and fine tuning this most innovative of operating systems. Hit jump to read my first impressions of this new OS.
  • Xiaomi debuts new Mi 4 flagship device

    Nicole Batac
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Xiaomi has announced its new affordable, yet gorgeous flagship to the public. The Mi 4 features a metal frame reminiscent of the design HTC and Apple does with their phones. Aside from being a looker, the 5-inch device comes with a Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16/64GB storage options, 13-megapixel rear camera and 8MP front camera both with an f/1.8 aperture, as well as a 3080mAh battery. This powerhouse of a device will be priced at US$320 for the 16GB model and $400 for the 64GB model. No word yet when Xiaomi plans to release the device for the…
  • Line adds hidden chat feature to messaging app

    Nicole Batac
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:32 pm
    What can be seen as trying to copy Snapchat can benefit Line users who want a bit more privacy. The messaging app has just updated its iOS and Android apps to include an encrypted chat option. This can be accessed by clicking on a person’s name while in a conversation window. However, this requires users to both be using the latest version of Line. These hidden chats are encrypted and there is also a timer option that lets you set new messages to “self-destruct” after a given time period (from two seconds to one week). Also according to Line, “After the set time has…
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  • Gionee Elife E7 Mini gets Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    Earlier this month, Gionee announced the Android KitKat 4.4.2 update for world’s slimmest smartphone, the Gionee ELife S5.5. Elife E7 Mini users will now be delighted to know that the latest Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) update is now released for their device. The software update is available Over-The-Air (OTA) for Gionee E7 Mini, allowing users to download and install it with ease. This is a significant update that brings the all new KitKat version to enhance the overall user interface and user experience, including a host of interesting features.         …
  • How to Root LG G3 easily without using PC

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:48 am
    LG G3, the latest LG flagship smartphone featuring a 5.5-inch QHD display with 1440 x 2560 resolution and a 13MP laser autofocus camera, has been launched in India. The G3 is a high-end smartphone with top-notch specifications, with pricing starting at Rs. 47,990. The below guide will assist you in easily rooting your G3. Rooting enables access to root applications like Titanium Backup, AdBlock, Tasker, etc. and adds the ability to flash custom ROMs. There are couple of ways to root the G3, of which the simplest and quickest one involves ‘towelroot’, a 1-click method to root an Android…
  • LG G3 launched in India at Rs. 47,990 [Features 5.5" Quad HD display & Laser Autofocus camera]

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    At a press event in Mumbai today, LG finally launched their latest flagship smartphone ‘the G3‘ in India. The LG G3 has been launched in two variants – 16 GB with 2GB RAM and 32GB with 3GB RAM, priced at Rs. 47,990 and Rs. 50,990 respectively. The company also launched its wearable device “G Watch” at a price of Rs. 14,999. LG also announced the release of 15,000 limited edition BigB G3 smartphones with Amitabh Bachchan’s signature graved on their back panel. With the G3 purchase, LG is offering Rs. 15,000 worth of customer delight offers. This includes a…
  • LG launches G3 Beat with 5” HD display & Laser Auto Focus camera [Comparison with G3]

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:55 am
    LG has officially the launched the G3 Beat, a mid-range variant of LG’s flagship smartphone ‘the G3’. The LG G3 Beat retains the best features and functions of G3, a floating arc metallic design and claims to deliver a similar premium user experience in a compact package. The G3 Beat features a 5.0-inch thin-bezel IPS HD display with a screen-to-body ratio of 74.1% but with a significantly lower resolution of 1280×720 as compared to G3’s QHD display. Beat packs several G3’s features such as laser auto focus technology, touch and shoot, gesture shot, smart keyboard, and…
  • Comparing Xiaomi’s Budget Smartphones: Mi 3, Redmi Note and Redmi 1S

    16 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    Xiaomi, one of the leading mobile company from China has launched its operations in India with the launch of its flagship smartphone “Mi 3”, at an incredibly affordable pricing of Rs. 13,999. Besides Mi 3, Xiaomi announced the launch of their highly affordable smartphones, the Redmi 1S and Redmi Note, priced at Rs. 6,999 and Rs. 9,999 respectively. Both these devices would go on sale over the next few weeks. Xiaomi has exclusively partnered with Flipkart for the sale and distribution of Mi phones across India. Initially, 36 service centres across top 20 cities, including 2 exclusive Mi…
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    PR Newswire: Consumer Technology

  • Wearable Technology: Vendors and Solutions

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
    NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Wearable Technology: Vendors and Solutions Overview: Certain...
  • Novo Lumia 530 oferece desempenho incomparável de smartphone por menos de 100 euros

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:35 pm
    - O Lumia mais acessível estará disponível em agosto de 2014. REDMOND, Washington, 23 de julho de 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- O Microsoft Devices Group anunciou hoje o Lumia 530, o Lumia mais acessível até hoje, que proporciona uma experiência incomparável...
  • QTS Realty Trust, Inc. Announces Closing of $300 Million Senior Notes Offering

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) today announced that its subsidiaries, QualityTech, LP and QTS Finance Corporation (the "Issuers"), have closed the previously announced offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of senior...
  • UBM Medica US Launches

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    NORWALK, Conn., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US today announced the launch of – a new online community and information resource for neurologists and other healthcare providers to help them better manage and treat their patients with neurological...
  • Epsilon Cited as a Leader In Email Marketing by Independent Research Firm

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
    DALLAS, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epsilon, the global leader in helping clients create customer connections that build brand and business equity, today announced that it was named as a Leader in the July 2014 report "The Forrester Wave™: Email Marketing Vendors, Q3 2014" by...
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    Monday Note

  • News on mobile: better be a Danish publisher than a Japanese one

    Frédéric Filloux
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
      This is the second part of our Mobile facts to Keep in Mind (see last week Monday Note – or here on Quartz). Today, a few more basic trends and a closer look at healthy markets for digital news.  Last week, we spoke about the preeminence of mobile applications. Not all readers agree, of course, but I found more data to support the finding; among many sources, the remarkable Reuters Institute Digital News Report (PDF here) is worth reading: 47% of smartphone users say they use mainly apps for news According to the report, this figure has risen by 6 percentage points in just one…
  • Microsoft’s New CEO Needs An Editor

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
      Satya Nadella’s latest message to the troops – and to the world – is disquieting. It lacks focus, specifics, and, if not soon sharpened, his words will worry employees, developers, customers, and even shareholders. As I puzzled over the public email Microsoft’s new CEO sent to his troops, Nicolas Boileau’s immortal dictum came to mind: Whatever is well conceived is clearly said, And the words to say it flow with ease. Clarity and ease are sorely missing from Satya Nadella’s 3,100 plodding words, which were supposed to paint a clear, motivating future for 127,000…
  • Mobile Facts To Keep In Mind – Part 1

    Frédéric Filloux
    6 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
      By the end of 2014, many news media will collect around 50% of their page views via mobile devices. Here are trends to remember before devising a mobile strategy. (First of a two-part series.) In the news business, mobile investments are on the rise. That’s the pragmatic response to a major trend: Users shift from web to mobile. Already, all major media outlets are bracing for a momentous threshold: 50% of their viewership coming from mobile devices (smartphones and tablets). Unfortunately, the revenue stream is not likely to follow anytime soon: making users pay for mobile…
  • The Network Is the Computer: Google Tries Again

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    6 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
      All you need is a dumb device attached to a smart network. It’s an old idea that refuses to die despite repeated failures. Now it’s Google’s turn. In the late 1980s, Sun Microsystems used a simple, potent war cry to promote its servers: The Network Is The Computer. Entrust all of your business intelligence, computing power, and storage to Sun’s networked SPARC systems and you can replace your expensive workstation with a dumb, low cost machine. PCs are doomed. Nothing of the sort happened, of course. Sun’s venture was disrupted by inexpensive servers assembled from the PC…
  • Google might not be a monopoly, after all

    Frédéric Filloux
    30 Jun 2014 | 2:07 am
      Despite its dominance, Google doesn’t fit the definition of a monopoly. Still, the Search giant’s growing disconnect from society could lead to serious missteps and, over time, to a weakened position.  In last week’s column, I opined about the Open Internet Project’s anti-trust lawsuit against Google. Reactions showed divided views of the search engine’s position. Granted, Google is an extremely aggressive company, obsessed with growth, scalability, optimization — and also with its own vulnerability. But is it really a monopoly in the traditional and historical…
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  • Understand Windows 8 Libraries To Master Storage Space

    Matt Smith
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Managing a computer’s storage has always been a challenge. Microsoft’s addition of libraries to Windows has in some ways made organization easier, but this important feature isn’t self-explanatory, and using it to overcome some of Windows 8′s shortcomings requires specific knowledge. Here’s everything you must know to get the most out of libraries. What Are Libraries? Libraries, which were introduced in Windows 7, are virtual folders. They look like folders and act like folders, but the files in them don’t actually reside within the library itself. In a…
  • Will a Sign Language Translation App Ever Become a Reality?

    Ryan Dube
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Imagine a world where the barriers between the deaf and the hearing are gone. A world where conversations flow fluidly among those who hear sound, and those who don’t. Could that world become real in the near future? Back in June, a group of marketing students at Berghs School of Communication developed a concept video for a fictional product called Google Gesture. The product included a wearable wrist band and a mobile app that used electromyography to read the muscle movements of a deaf person doing sign language. The system then passed those signals to the app, which translated…
  • How Does Bitcoin Work?

    Andre Infante
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    About a year ago when the Bitcoin train was just starting to gather steam, a friend turned to me and asked, “So why can’t you just copy a Bitcoin?” This is a confusion that a lot of people have, and a fair one: the notion of a digital entity that can’t be easily copied is entirely unintuitive. In fact, the Bitcoin network is one of the coolest, and least understood technology in the popular consciousness right now. That’s a shame, because the underlying mechanics of Bitcoin is really pretty straightforward. You don’t even need any particularly hard math, if…
  • Missed EVO 2014? 6 Matches You Need To See

    Dave LeClair
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    The last couple of weeks have been huge in the world of eSports. We had the International 4, the giant Dota 2 tournament with a prize pool of over $10 million, and we had EVO, the annual event where the best fighting game players gather to compete in games like Street Fighter 4, Marvel vs. Capcom, and Smash Brothers. As is the case every year at EVO, some incredible matches took place. When you put the best fighting game players around the world together, you’re bound to get some special fights, and those are the battles we are going to...Read the full article: Missed EVO 2014? 6…
  • What Does Facebook Selling Your Data Mean For Privacy?

    Dann Albright
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Facebook has been the subject of a number of very concerning news stories over the past few years, from not deleting user data to conducting and publishing emotionally manipulative research. But the social giant is getting ready to take it to a whole new level: selling your browsing data directly to advertising companies. “But wait . . . doesn’t it already sell tons of data to advertisers?” you might be asking. Yes, it does. But there’s an important distinction that many people don’t realize: right now, the information that Facebook sells to advertisers has to do…
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  • 25 Creative Sink Designs #19 Is Incredible!

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:59 pm
    When it comes to designing your bathroom or kitchen, whether you’re planning a few changes or a complete overhaul; if you’re aiming for a sleek, modern look or something fun and artistic; or if your goal is to incorporate ecologically-friendly fixtures, the numerous sink choices available to consumers these days ensure that no matter what you’re looking for, there’s a perfect sink for you. Whatever your preferred aesthetic, the clever, creative, and beautiful designs available today guarantee you’ll find just the sink to fit your needs! Below you will find twenty-five creative sink…
  • 20+ Beautiful Minimal Packaging Designs

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:51 pm
    The saying ‘less is more’, is something of a rule to live by in today’s society. Designers take note – a minimalistic approach now overrules the flashy gaudiness of yesteryear. Today we find even the most simple of ideas the most endearing, and it’s becoming a noticeable trend among consumers who favor clutter-free packaging, dressed-down products, and no-fuss marketing, over which product is the shiniest, and which has the most colorful label. Take a look at these amazing examples of simplistic packaging. They’ve turned down the loud, and obnoxious look and created products…
  • Don’t Commit These 5 Common Grammar Mistakes

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:09 pm
    As a frequent reader of various blogs, I often find myself running into common grammar mistakes. I decided to cover the top 5 mistakes I constantly see being made. I’m not going to lie, the English language is strange. So don’t feel bad if you’ve previously committed these mistakes. Let’s get to it… Affect Versus Effect How do you know when to use the word affect and effect? This is a very common question, and it is one that many people become confused over. Here is an explanation about both words and how to use them. When should the word Affect be used? Affect…
  • 30 Groovy Carpets and Rugs for Your Home

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Are you tired of that old worn out rug on your beautiful hardwood floor? Did you keep it for so long because it was a family heirloom? Well, if you have not shopped for a new rug in a while, you will be amazed at the beautiful new designs that are available. The different sizes, patterns, colors, and designs are too many to count. You can even have one designed to specifically match your furniture, wallpaper, bed linen or your beautifully colored draperies. A new rug can give any room a bright and cheerful appearance, one that you just can’t wait to show off to your friends and family.
  • 15 Thought Provoking Videos That Will Change Your Life

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:33 pm
    As humans, we constantly try to define our meaning and existence on planet Earth. What is this? Why are we here? What’s my purpose? I don’t know about you, but I constantly find myself asking these questions. The curiosity inside me to know what life is about can be overwhelming at times… Every now and then, I tend to experience a rollercoaster of emotions. Some days I feel grateful for my existence, and others I feel like everything is meaningless. Whenever I find myself stuck in the “Everything is meaningless” phase, I try to snap out of it by watching…
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    Technology and Physics News from

  • Steam from the sun

    Science News Desk
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure — a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam — is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on water. When sunlight hits the structure’s surface, it creates a hotspot in the graphite, drawing water up through the material’s pores, where it evaporates as steam. The brighter the light, the more steam is more
  • New wrist-mounted device augments the human hand with two robotic fingers

    Science News Desk
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that are tricky to pull off single-handedly. Now a new wrist-mounted robot can provide a helping hand — or rather, fingers.  read more
  • The Anticrystal: A theoretical solid that is completely disordered

    Science News Desk
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    For the last century, the concept of crystals has been a mainstay of solid-state physics. Crystals are paragons of order; crystalline materials are defined by the repeating patterns their constituent atoms and molecules make. Now physicists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago have evidence that a new concept should undergird our understanding of most materials: the anticrystal, a theoretical solid that is completely more
  • Study shows greater potential for low-cost solar power plants

    Science News Desk
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:40 pm
    New analysis of large-scale 'concentrating solar power' plants suggests they could meet 70-80% of electricity demand if they are linked together. read more
  • Morphable surfaces could cut air resistance

    Science News Desk
    24 Jun 2014 | 9:04 am
    There is a story about how the modern golf ball, with its dimpled surface, came to be: In the mid-1800s, it is said, new golf balls were smooth, but became dimpled over time as impacts left permanent dents. Smooth new balls were typically used for tournament play, but in one match, a player ran short, had to use an old, dented one, and realized that he could drive this dimpled ball much further than a smooth more
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    Insivia Marketing + Web Design

  • 5 Simple Steps for Lawyers: Setting Up Your LinkedIn Profile

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

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

    18 Jun 2014 | 2:27 am
    You may have heard the term “landing page” page before and wondered how it’s any different from your websites home page. The two are actually quite different and have their own unique way of converting your visitors. A homepage is the entrance to your website – a portal to the rest of your site with the goal of exploring it. It’s usually visited by those who have a direct link to your website. Most of the time the visitors already know you or have done business with you. Your homepage has navigation to other parts of your site such as blogs, products, services, resources, etc.
  • #Ten2Win: Manufacturing Search Engine Optimization Strategy

    4 Jun 2014 | 6:52 am
    The Client in Need An experienced manufacturing company that’s been around for over 60 years has hired a new CEO. He is looking to revamp the company’s digital presence to help drive leads to the sales team. The Issues at Hand The Website is currently lacking SEO as well as the pieces needed to optimize, such as content and social presence. 12% of the site’s visitors are from mobile, but the site isn’t optimized for mobile, nor is there a mobile version. Internally, the site is outdated and slow to load resulting in poor usability. The lack of a site hierarchy, indexed pages, and…
  • What The Smart Home Means For Marketing

    2 Jun 2014 | 9:31 am
    Picture this… You wake up in the morning to the sound of your phone. It’s updating you on the traffic on your way to the office based on the route you took yesterday. You stumble into your bathroom and stare into the mirror at the outcome of your beauty sleep. On the side of your mirror is a reminder to buy toothpaste and shaving cream. You make your way downstairs to find your coffee has already started brewing when it sensed your bathroom light turn off. Your reach into your fridge for some half & half – the bottle is almost empty so your refrigerator updates the shopping…
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    Top News - MIT Technology Review

  • No Man’s Sky: A Vast Game Crafted by Algorithms

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    A new computer game, No Man’s Sky, demonstrates a new way to build computer games filled with diverse flora and fauna.Sean Murray, one of the creators of the computer game No Man’s Sky, can’t guarantee that the virtual universe he is building is infinite, but he’s certain that, if it isn’t, nobody will ever find out. “If you were to visit one virtual planet every second,” he says, “then our own sun will have died before you’d have seen them all.”
  • Can Technology Fix Medicine?

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Medical data is a hot spot for venture investing and product innovation. The payoff could be better care.After decades as a technological laggard, medicine has entered its data age. Mobile technologies, sensors, genome sequencing, and advances in analytic software now make it possible to capture vast amounts of information about our individual makeup and the environment around us. The sum of this information could transform medicine, turning a field aimed at treating the average patient into one that’s customized to each person while shifting more control and responsibility from doctors to…
  • Chinese Researchers Stop Wheat Disease with Gene Editing

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    Researchers have created wheat that is resistant to a common disease, using advanced gene editing methods.Advanced genome-editing techniques have been used to create a strain of wheat resistant to a destructive fungal pathogen—called powdery mildew—that is a major bane to the world’s top food source, according to scientists at one of China’s leading centers for agricultural research.
  • Flexible, Printed Batteries for Wearable Devices

    18 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    Imprint Energy is developing a long-lasting, bendable, and rechargeable battery.A California startup is developing flexible, rechargeable batteries that can be printed cheaply on commonly used industrial screen printers. Imprint Energy, of Alameda, California, has been testing its ultrathin zinc-polymer batteries in wrist-worn devices and hopes to sell them to manufacturers of wearable electronics, medical devices, smart labels, and environmental sensors.
  • Travel App Can Recommend Places by Looking at Them

    13 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Software that counts dogs, martini glasses, and mustaches in Instagram photos provides a novel way to rate businesses.A travel app called Jetpac hopes to tackle two of the most pressing questions of our time: how can machines reliably extract information from images, and what exactly is the definition of a hipster?
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    Emerging Technology and Trends

  • First female to win a Microsoft Apprentice of the Year award

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

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

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:11 pm
    The Director of the Future Enterprise Research Centre- David Hunter Tow, forecasts that by 2035 advances in Gaming technology will accelerate the emergence of an advanced form of Virtual Reality incorporating physics and game theory, integrated with cultural, work, service and education practices. It will also assist society in coping with the impact of Global Warming and other major potential threats to the planet and at the same time radically reshape the future of the enterprise.
  • EDF Presentation at the February Hadoop User Group in Paris

    24 Mar 2014 | 3:58 am
    A Hadoop User Group meeting was held on February 13, 2014 in Google’s Paris office. This meetup gave the opportunity to learn more about Google Cloud Platform with an engineer from the company as well as learn more about Apache Phoenix with Fifty-Five, an agency specialized in advertiser data....
  • Win free IT training for life

    14 Mar 2014 | 5:58 am
    Accelerated training provider, Firebrand Training are running a competition where one person will win free training for the rest of their life. The prize is estimated to be worth in excess of a £1 million, with the winner gaining access to the companies portfolio of 165+ IT, Project Management and Cyber Security related courses.
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  • AWOL? Back Soon…

    Joanne Carter
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Just wanted to let you know that for the next few days the main site will be a little quiet. You will still be able to follow our wonderful FB...The post AWOL? Back Soon… appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Olloclip, Hipstamatic, Cinamatic – Competition Winners Announced

    Joanne Carter
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:49 am
    We are delighted to announce the winner of our recent Olloclip, Hipstamatic and Cinamatic video competition. The requirements were to create a short video using the new Cinamatic app by...The post Olloclip, Hipstamatic, Cinamatic – Competition Winners Announced appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App – ProCamera 7 – Temporary Price Drop

    Joanne Carter
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    ProCamera 7 is a really great photo capturing and editing app – one that you won’t regret purchasing and today it’s available for less. Usually ProCamera 7 retails for $3.99/£2.49...The post iOS Photography App – ProCamera 7 – Temporary Price Drop appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App – Grungetastic HD – Updated – In App Purchases Now Included Free

    Joanne Carter
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    Grungetastic HD is a really wonderful app by highly accomplished photo app developers, JixiPix. They have just updated this app with the removal of in-app purchases and have now included...The post iOS Photography App – Grungetastic HD – Updated – In App Purchases Now Included Free appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography Tutorial – ‘PhotoToaster Part 2: Colors, Vignettes and Textures’

    Jerry Jobe
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:46 am
    We’re delighted to publish the second of three Photo Toaster tutorials by Jerry Jobe (if you missed Part 1, please go here). This time Jerry Jobe takes a look at...The post iOS Photography Tutorial – ‘PhotoToaster Part 2: Colors, Vignettes and Textures’ appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • Eligibility for Health Insurance Subsidies in Question

    Natalie Tornese
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:35 am
    In the United States, under the new healthcare law about 8 million people have signed up for private health plans via health insurance exchanges. However, as per the latest reports from federal officials the eligibility of about 2 million people is still in question. The Obama administration is reaching out to hundreds of thousands of new Obamacare enrollees receiving subsidies to resolve serious questions about their eligibility, as many consumer advocates have expressed their concerns that many of them will be required to repay some or all of the subsidies.  The new step was undertaken…
  • What Cancelled Health Insurance Policy Holders Can Do

    Julie Clements
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:44 am
    Many people have had their coverage cancelled by health insurance companies. Last October, Florida Blue cancelled the policies of more than 300,000 customers (80% of its individual plans) on the grounds that the plans did not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. According to the law, policies sold in the individual market as of January 1, 2014 should have covered the following benefits: Doctor visits Emergency and hospital services Maternity and newborn care Mental health and substance abuse treatment Prescription drugs Rehabilitation Chronic disease management Laboratory work…
  • ICD-10 Delay – Its Impact on Students

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    Healthcare providers, insurance payers and vendors aren’t the only entities that are affected by the unexpected ICD-10 delay of more than a year. Delay in implementing this coding system is detrimental also for students pursuing health information management degrees and trying to prepare for their careers. On March 31, the U.S. senate passed the “Doc Fix” bill that approved H.R. 4302, the legislation which delays the ICD-10 implementation deadline by one year to October 1, 2015. Students who have been preparing for the tenth version of codes now find themselves unable to…
  • Delay in the Deactivation of Implanted Cardiac Devices Causing Concern

    Meghann Kiernan
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:20 am
    A retrospective review of the medical records of 150 cardiac patients who had deactivated their implanted electronic cardiac devices (by request) revealed that both physicians and patients are not planning ahead or including their aspirations regarding the deactivation of devices in their advance directives. This is in spite of the fact that except one, all the patients analyzed had quite poor or terminal prognosis at the time the device was deactivated. The investigation also showed that surrogates rather than the patients themselves had made half of all deactivation requests, and the…
  • AMA Approves New Telemedicine Policy

    Natalie Tornese
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Telemedicine has just got a boost with the American Medical Association (AMA) approving a list of the guiding principles presented at its Annual Meeting held from June 7-11, 2014. A component of telehealth, telemedicine generally refers to the provision of clinical services from a distance. The benefits include increased access to specialist consultations, improved access to primary and ambulatory care, and reduced waiting times. AMA’s recognition will ensure appropriate coverage of reimbursement for telemedicine services on telemedicine. According to the nation’s largest…
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    Latest News, Reviews & More from TechReviewSource

  • Apple Going Big With New iPhone Orders

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Apple is feeling super confident about its new phablet-sized iPhones. The Cupertino tech giant has asked its suppliers to manufacture between 70 and 80 million of the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch handsets by Dec. 30, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. That's Apple's biggest initial iPhone production run, surpassing the […]
  • Rumor: Notifications to Light Up Apple Logo on iPhone 6

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:02 pm
    If the latest rumors are true, iPhone 6 users will have no excuse for missing a text message. Word has it that the Apple logo on the back of the phone will light up for notifications on the next version of Apple's smartphone. This means you'll be able to put the handset face down and […]
  • XP Users Can Still Get Effective Antivirus Protection

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    As of April this year, Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP. Those still using XP won't get any more security patches. Well, there was one in May for an egregious Internet Explorer bug, but that's not likely to happen again. An XP system without antivirus protection is a sitting duck, ripe for attack. On […]
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

    20 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III compact camera earns Editors' Choice accolades because of its image quality and excellent EVF, even despite its high price. Read more ...
  • Read All You Want With Amazon Kindle Unlimited

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    Amazon today launched a new e-book and audiobook subscription service, dubbed Kindle Unlimited. For $9.99 a month, you can read to your heart's content—as long as Amazon stocks your stories. Initial content includes best sellers like the Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, as well as titles from […]
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  • With the recent news from VerizonFiOS to double Internet speeds, Comcast XFINITY…

    Avinash Kumpati
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:52 pm
    With the recent news from VerizonFiOS to double Internet speeds, Comcast XFINITY is also preparing similar free upgrades. Local representative conformed me! Read the rest of the story at
  • Microsoft posted $23.4 billion in revenue for the June quarter, a 17.5% increase…

    Avinash Kumpati
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Microsoft posted $23.4 billion in revenue for the June quarter, a 17.5% increase, but its earnings of 55 cents a share fell short of analysts’ expectations. FY14 Q4 - Press Releases - Investor Relations - Microsoft Press releases relating to Microsoft Investor Relations for FY14 Q4 Read the rest of the story at
  • BREAKING: Microsoft cutting 18,000 jobs, 14% of company, in its largest layoffs…

    Avinash Kumpati
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    BREAKING: Microsoft cutting 18,000 jobs, 14% of company, in its largest layoffs ever. It’s the largest job reduction in the company’s history — a major move by new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella intended, in part, to streamline the way Microsoft develops products and runs its engineering teams. Microsoft is starting with 13,000 cuts today, and more will be made over the next year to bring the total to 18,000. About 1,351 positions will be cut in the Seattle region as part of that first wave, representing about 3 percent of the company’s workforce in the region. ... Read…
  • Apple and IBM announced a new partnership today that will see the companies coll…

    Avinash Kumpati
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Apple and IBM announced a new partnership today that will see the companies collaborate to bring over 100 enterprise apps & cloud services to the iPhone and iPad and launch a new AppleCare service specifically for enterprise customers. The products will be branded “IBM MobileFirst for iOS Solutions” and IBM will also soon sell iPhones and iPads to enterprise customers along with the new services. Read the rest of the story at
  • Google+, the social service you probably aren't using, has lifted a restriction…

    Avinash Kumpati
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Google+, the social service you probably aren't using, has lifted a restriction that may have been keeping you away. It required you to use a real name to associate yourself with the service. Over time, they peeled back that requirement, and are now doing away with it completely. Let's hope it will not look like the Facebook mess! When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on… When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use... Read…
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    1E Blogs - Insight and debate on IT Efficiency

  • 1E Graduate Diary – part four

    Winta Zibello
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:29 am
    Since 2012 1E has operated a Graduate Training Scheme within our software engineering department. We all recently joined the company as part of their second intake of graduates. This graduate diary series we hope will allow future graduates to get a feel for life at 1E. After six months our Grads have all passed their probation review, and can now look back on a successful beginning to their careers with 1E. Below Ravi, Winta, and Raj give us a quick update as to where they are now. RaviAs a Graduate Software Engineer on MyWorkNow, I have gained experience with virtualization technology…
  • Configuration Manager 2012 Application Deployment Methodology Best Practice

    Shawn Cardamon
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    In the spirit of 1E’s dedication to being a strong advocate of the Configuration Manager community, here is something for all of you currently either digging through your Configuration Manager 2012 upgrade or planning to do so: SCCM 2012 Application Deployment Methodology Best Practice. This best practice white paper will come in handy when looking to leverage Application Management and adapting that to reliable/repeatable operational process. With Configuration Manager 2012 came the birth of Applications aside from legacy Package/Program and with it, a significant change in how IT…
  • Nomad – A Truly Serverless Solution

    Saurabh Vij
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:36 am
    Being adept in content distribution for SCCM, we at 1E are often asked about Nomad and it’s consummate integration with SCCM; and that without the need of any additional server infrastructure. Yes! It is a serverless solution and works without any padding Admin consoles and hence lesser administration. The installers are intelligent and perceptive, and integrate with SCCM without any human intervention. Once the Nomad installers for SCCM integration are installed, Nomad can easily be enabled and configured from within the SCCM console itself. Nomad can be set as a download provider via…
  • Software License Audits – Reputation is Everything

    Dan O'Connor
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
    I’d like to share with you all a few things that I have picked up while reviewing white papers and talking to customers regarding Software License Optimization (SLO). In short, Software Vendors are getting more aggressive when it comes to software license audits and if you fail an audit you are opening your company for the same treatment from your other vendors. Before starting at 1E, I made the assumption that major vendors audited their customers to make sure that their customer base are using the amount of licenses they have paid for, which is fair.  However there is an increasing trend…
  • Blog 1000 – Sumir Karayi looks back at 17 years of 1E

    Sumir Karayi
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:54 am
    To mark the milestone of our 1000th blog, Sumir Karayi CEO looks back over the past 17 years and the development of the innovative IT cost optimization solutions of 1E. What is interesting is that when we started the business in 1997, the core focus and the IT problems that we were dealing with (for our customers) were around simple automation. This was because the basic Microsoft tools hadn’t reached maturity, and what we were providing from the outset were solutions to make the Microsoft tools work effectively, such as patching the PCs of remote users – so we wrote Nomad; computers…
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  • Simple Soak Testing with Web API

    Elton Stoneman
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:31 am
    Originally posted on: you want to do some long-running tests that you can control remotely, a simple Web API controller fits very nicely. We're currently evaluating an analytics platform using Kafka for messaging. Kafka is an Apache project, very fast and scalable and the preferred choice for many big data people. Kafka has many supported clients, but it's from the Java world and there isn't much .NET integration going on in the wild. James Roland has got a .NET Kafka client on github. The code…
  • Nokia 220 A piece of crap from Microsoft :(

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Originally posted on: year I bought Nokia Lumia 520 and it’s not going too good. I have discussed it on my blog earlier. I end up gave my phone to someone else. Even 8.1 is out The cortana is not out here in India. I didn’t sure what kind of crap and nokia both together make. Nokia 220 have a lot of issues for a common user. This is worst interface ,hardware, software available at the price of 2600 INR (that is the cost of the phone). Nokia 220 have a lot of issue. 1. Cost too much, On same cost…
  • APress Deal of the Day 22/July/2014 - Pro Website Development and Operations

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Originally posted on:’s $10 Deal of the day from APress at is Pro Website Development and Operations. “Pro Website Development and Operations provides unique insights into how systems, code, and process can all work together to make large-scale website development and operations ultra-efficient. ”
  • O’Reilly 50% off all programming E-Books until 05:00 PT 25/July/2014

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    Originally posted on:’Reilly are offering 50% off all programming E-Books until 05:00 PT 25/July/2014 at This is in celebration of the Open Source convention. There are many, many books available under this offer…
  • O’Reilly Half-Price E-book of the day 21/July/2014 - PostgreSQL: Up and Running

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:19 am
    Originally posted on:’s half-price deal of the day from O’Reilly at is PostgreSQL: Up and Running. “This new edition of PostgreSQL: Up and Running continues to provide a concise overview to help you quickly understand and use PostgreSQL’s unique features. Updated for 9.3 (and including reinvigorated 9.2 content), it covers LATERAL queries, augmented JSON support, materialized views, and other key…
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    Slice of MIT by the Alumni Association

  • Is Chaos an Actual State?

    Kate Hoagland
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Guest Post by Sarah Jensen from the Ask an Engineer series, published by MIT’s School of Engineering Such a broad question requires input from MIT’s philosophy department… Photo: Taro Taylor It’s human nature to try and make sense of things: why a tornado takes the path it does, why the Dow Jones falls one day and rises the next, why rose petals are shaped the way they are, why we fall in love. It’s comforting to imagine that order trumps chaos and that every effect has its cause, a sort of cosmic cue stick that sends billiard balls caroming predictably across the green felt…
  • New Gateway for Kendall Square: RFPs Are Out!

    Nancy DuVergne Smith
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Click to examine the illustrative drawing of the new gateway linking East Campus and Kendall Square. After working through years of Cambridge zoning discussions and much campus consultation, MIT is advancing a proposal to redesign its Kendall Square entry. The design calls for a lively mix of academic, retail, commercial, and housing with spaces earmarked for new buildings for the MIT Museum, an Innovation Space, and graduate student housing. And there are even green spaces. Want to know more? Read the MIT News coverage of the process Find out how graduate student housing fits in the plan.
  • Undersea Living: Alumna Joins Cousteau Mission

    Nicole Morell
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    What’s it like living on the bottom of the ocean in a habitat no bigger than a school bus for more than two weeks? Nicer than you might think, according to Grace Young ’14. “It was comfortable. I felt like I could have a vacation house underwater,” says the mechanical and ocean engineering alumna of her stint with Fabien Cousteau’s Mission 31. In her blog, Grace Under Pressure, Young described her 15 days in Florida International University’s Aquarius habitat as an aquanaut with Mission 31. The mission’s purpose was to raise awareness of climate change, ocean pollution, and…
  • Photo of the Week by Clinton Blackburn ’08—July 19, 2014

    Joe McGonegal
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Avenue of the Giants (© Clinton Blackburn). Clinton Blackburn is a photographer in Cambridge, MA. View more work on his website. View other alumni photos of the week.
  • Recalling the Link between Pro Wrestling and MIT

    Jay London
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    What is “wrestling?” When Sam Ford SM ’07 found out that a class he had taught at MIT in 2007 was featured on the July 9 episode of Jeopardy!, he was ecstatic. After all, how many college courses are mentioned on national television more than seven years later? “Maybe I should retire; what can top this?” Ford tweeted. “My MIT class was the answer to @Jeopardy last night.” Then again, the course focused on a topic rarely—if ever—associated with MIT: professional wrestling. Sam Ford SM ’07 Since its one-time offering, Topics in Comparative Media: American Pro…
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    collision detection

  • A game created "as if games were the only medium on Earth"

    Clive Thompson
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:43 pm
    I recently picked up 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die. I couldn't resist the title, which so neatly refracts the gibbering cultural anxieties of lists like "1000 novels everyone must read". You see this sort of highbrow listicle often in the realms of literary fiction, movies, possibly poetry. It's classic canon panic, and I say that with a degree of charity and warmth; I actually think arguing heatedly and even snobbishly about what works of art are important and mindbending can be a lot of fun, and occasionally useful to the parties involved. But there's something hilarious and…
  • Why 18th century books looked like smartphone screens

    Clive Thompson
    2 Feb 2014 | 6:46 pm
    That's one of the opening pages of Conjectures on Original Composition, a book about creative genius published by the English poet Edward Young in 1759. It's considered one of the first big essays to tout the idea that "originals" -- writers of deep originality -- are more important and awesome than derivative folks. I heard about Conjectures while reading a different essay this evening, and since I'm sort of obsessed with tracking the rise of our modern (and disastrous) conceit that originality is something that just kind of wells up from inside you I immediately dialed up Conjectures on…
  • A video game for an audience of one

    Clive Thompson
    23 Jan 2014 | 8:22 pm
    (This year, I'm participating in The Pastry Box Project, a very cool joint blog; I'll be doing six posts this year. My first went up this week, and here's a copy of it!) Two years ago I was trying to think of something to get for my wife for her birthday, and I was stuck. So I decided to go the “heartfelt” route and make her something by hand: The personal touch! But what would I make? Well, I’m a big nerd from way back, and she’s also something of a nerd too. So I decided that I’d make her something peculiarly digital: A personalized video game. I downloaded a…
  • Of Star Wars "crawl" poetry and the weirdness of our attention spans

    Clive Thompson
    22 Jan 2014 | 6:34 am
    Yesterday I saw a picture on Boing Boing: A "behind the scenes" shot of how they made the iconic opening "crawl" text for The Empire Strikes Back. I'd always assumed, naively, that the crawl was done with computer graphics, but no: It was a steampunk affair, with the text printed on a piece of glass and filmed at a steep angle by a camera. But what really struck me was the quote from George Lucas about the formal properties of a crawl: "The crawl is such a hard thing because you have to be careful that you're not using too many words that people don't understand," Lucas has said. "It's like a…
  • Selfies and Borges

    Clive Thompson
    18 Jan 2014 | 3:07 pm
    I was in my local branch of the Brooklyn Public Library yesterday when I found this: The Book of Imaginary Beings, by Jorge Luis Borges. It's a cryptozoological encyclopedia of animals described in myth and literature, which Borges details with typically awesome digressive riffs. There's the "Squonk", which apparently is native to Pennsylvania, is perpetually sad over its wart-encrusted appearance, and thus can be hunted by following "its tear-stained trail". There's "The Hairy Beast of La Ferté-Bernard," which somehow survived the Biblical flood despite not having been on the Ark;…
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  • Secure Your Computer or Laptop in 11 Steps

    Mayur Somani
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    Are you worried about the security of your computer or laptop. Here are some tips to secure your computer or laptop. The post Secure Your Computer or Laptop in 11 Steps appeared first on HackTrix.
  • Get Google Helpouts Invitation Code

    Mayur Somani
    12 Mar 2014 | 9:27 am
    Do you need a Google Helpouts Invitation Code? Learn how to get Google Helpouts Invites instantly... The post Get Google Helpouts Invitation Code appeared first on HackTrix.
  • Get 75% Discount on Mobile Recharge

    Mayur Somani
    11 Mar 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Find out how you can get 75% mobile recharge discount instantly with no strings attached... The post Get 75% Discount on Mobile Recharge appeared first on HackTrix.
  • Gionee Elife S5.5 Review, Specs and Price

    Mayur Somani
    19 Feb 2014 | 5:55 am
    Gionee has released Gionee Elife S5.5 today. Check out the Gionee Elife S5.5 review, specifications and price. The post Gionee Elife S5.5 Review, Specs and Price appeared first on HackTrix.
  • How To Disable or Turn Off ‘Seen By’ Message in Facebook Chat

    Mayur Somani
    22 Nov 2013 | 5:36 am
    Learn how you can disable or turn off 'Seen By' confirmation message in Facebook chat. The post How To Disable or Turn Off ‘Seen By’ Message in Facebook Chat appeared first on HackTrix.
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    EMA Blog Community

  • Why Data Analytics as a Service?

    John Myers
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    Waaay back in the day (say 2002), organizations would ask themselves: “If our customer and prospect (potential customer) information is our most valuable asset, why would we EVER trust it with a 3rd party who would put it with the customer information from other companies?” Today, organizations do not hesitate to start their sales endeavors with the swipe of a credit card and the creation of a account. In fact, the concept of X-as-as-service has grown to have as many definitions as the concept of cloud computing itself. There are infrastructure-as-a-services (IaaS) that…
  • APM as a Service: An Elegant Solution to an Ongoing Challenge

    Julie Craig
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    Did you ever hear the term “a dog’s breakfast”? It is a slightly old-fashioned description that the folks over at Princeton University’s WordNet[1] define as “a mess[2]”.And if you’re wondering what a dog’s breakfast has to do with Application Performance Management, check out Figure 1. (Figure 1: Which of these is your company currently delivering as a production service?) In EMA’s latest APM research, survey respondents were asked to indicate which types of applications their IT organizations were delivering as production services and to “check all that apply”. The…
  • Prioritizing Workloads – Deciding What’s Hot and What’s Not

    Steve Brasen
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    If you are an IT manager, have you ever found yourself stuck in the uncomfortable position of having to choose which jobs are given priority access to essential computing resources? Most likely you have as this is not an uncommon problem. Expecting them to invoke the Wisdom of Solomon, enterprises often bestow the power to decide the workload hierarchy on IT operations. But as most IT managers will tell you, this responsibility is typically more of a curse than a blessing. A recent blog by IBM Tiger Team member, Xavier Giannakopoulos, titled “You are promoted! Priority lanes in workload…
  • Why Advanced Operational Analytics (AOA) is NOT for 20 men or women in white lab coats!

    Dennis Drogseth
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:34 pm
    You may have noticed that Advanced Operational Analytics is a topic of ongoing interest for blogs and commentary here at EMA, and I suppose this is especially true for me. In a recent blog focusing on “Transformative Use Cases from EMA Research” we looked at using the modular values of AOA to address everything from [...]
  • Why Optimizing your Cloud Service Provider(s)—is Still an Industry Work in Progress

    Dennis Drogseth
    23 Jun 2014 | 12:28 pm
    A year ago, EMA did some rather eye-opening research about what it takes to deliver business services over a mix of public and private, and non-cloud infrastructures. The research—dubbed “Ecosystem Cloud”—showed that an overwhelming 94% of the respondents felt that monitoring “inside” public cloud infrastructures was important—and 63% felt it was “very important” or “critical.” [...]
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    Windows Phone Central - News - Forums - Reviews - Help for Windows Phone

  • Strong subscriber growth powers AT&T's Q2 2014 earnings

    Chuong H Nguyen
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:13 pm
    AT&T had a great quarter that was driven by the addition of 2 million new users to its wireless and wireline businesses. Combined with the rest of its operations, the carrier reported that revenues were up 1.6 percent, meaning that it took in $32.6 billion. The carrier noted a higher $1 billion operating expense compared to a year ago at $27 billion giving it an operating income of $5.6 billion.
  • Facebook posts Q2 2014 earnings: $2.9 billion revenue, 1.32 billion monthly active users

    Andrew Martonik
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Facebook has just reported its Q2 2014 earnings, showing growth in revenues, income and user numbers. As for the financials, Facebook saw a 61 percent jump in revenue over Q2 2013 to $2.91 billion, with net income also jumping to $791 million, a boost of 139 percent over last year. Operating income, operating margin and EPS were all up substantially from last year.
  • Uber officially returns to Windows Phone

    Sam Sabri
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Welcome Uber back to Windows Phone. The official Uber app for Windows Phone was first launched in March 2013 but pulled from the Window Phone Store last August. That first app wasn't anything to write home about and customers complained enough that it was removed. Now Uber is back.
  • Xolo WIN Q900s now available for sale on India's Flipkart site

    John Callaham
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:34 pm
    The Xolo WIN Q900s, the new Windows Phone 8.1 device that was first launched as a Snapdeal exclusive in India a few weeks ago, is now also available via the country's more popular Flipkart retail web site.
  • Track Runner gains SensorCore and heart rate monitor support in latest update

    Sam Sabri
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Track Runner is one of the best running apps for Windows Phone, and it keeps getting better. The app picked up a huge version 3.0 update in early June that added adaptive interval training, a pacer, an improved user interface and support for Windows Phone 8.1. Fast forward to today and we're now looking at version 4.0 in the Windows Phone Store. Let's check it out this killer update that adds Bluetooth 4.0 heart rate monitor support and more.
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  • Software Architecture Canvas – a brother of the business model canvas?

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

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

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

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

    Rafał Borowiec
    19 May 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Being busy preparing for the infoshare conference 2014, we still couldn’t skip the biggest Polish Java conference: GeeCON 2014. So I travelled to Cracow and spent two out of the three conference days there. If I had to sum it up in one sentence, I’d say that– those were very exciting days, enriched by the names like Arun Gupta, Adam Bien or Josh Long, well known in the Java community. If you add Jurgen Appelo or Kevlin Henney you may be sure that the conference must have something precious to offer to its attendees. I faced the regular challenge: which presentations to join when you…
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  • Nespresso VertuoLine Review

    13 Jul 2014 | 9:56 pm
    I was invited by Nespresso to take a look at their Nespresso Vertuoline in Seattle. They gave us a really great presentation of the machine and explained how it worked while we were there. They also had some of the creators of the machine in the room so we could ask questions.
  • FAA Grounds Beer-Delivering Drone

    30 Jan 2014 | 10:41 pm
    The Minnesota-based Lakemaid Beer Company posted a YouTube promotional video of a drone ferrying a case of beer to some fishermen on a frozen lake. After the video was posted on YouTube it got the attention of local media. The Federal Aviation Administration promptly gave the Lakemaid president a call and told him to stop.
  • Next Windows 8.1 Update Will Skip Start Screen

    30 Jan 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Many users have avoided Windows 8.1 due to its "Metro" interface that replaced the original start menu since Windows 7. With the new update it appears that you will be able to directly boot to the desktop rather than the Start Menu Metro Interface as seen above.
  • 5 Extreme Tips to Keep Your Computer Virus Free

    30 Jan 2014 | 1:25 am
    Keeping your computer virus free is the greatest challenge nowadays. Lots of crackers and hackers have loads of reasons to get hold on your data by transferring virus in your system. However, safeguarding your private data and your computer from the virus is no more a hassle. Here are the 5 exciting tips that help a great deal in preventing virus entering into your system.
  • Insane Sci-fi Inventions [infographic]

    13 Dec 2013 | 7:58 pm
    What are the most exciting technological advances that you have seen in sci-fi films over the years? Robotaxis? Hover boards? Tricoders? Nano drones? Now what if someone told you that these technologies have already been invented.
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  • 12 Things Successful Employees Do To Be Indispensable

    Thomas Oppong
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    There are hundreds of thousands of resources out there on how to better at your job and improve your career.  A lot of employees wonder what the most successful employees out there do to stand out—the ones who get promotions, raises, and opportunities seemingly handed to them. Well, these are a few things the most successful and indispensable employees do differently. Prepare for amazing things at your current job. Here is how to be an indispensable employee.1. They develop their skills that can improve how they work. Most people try to be awesome at the skills in the job descriptions,…
  • 3 Creative Ways To Validate Your Business Idea (Before You Launch)

    Thomas Oppong
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
    The biggest mistake you can ever make is to start a business without practical knowledge about its potential for success. Don’t build a product for customers who may not even need it. Create something people actually want by first testing it’s usefulness. Idea validation can help you find the weakest link in your logic, answer all questions you may have about the idea, know if customers actually have the problem you think they have and the best way to solve it. Once you are able to identify the value (a single reason someone would be willing to pay for it or use it) of your idea…
  • 8 Experts Reveal What Works Today In Content Marketing

    Thomas Oppong
    19 Jul 2014 | 1:35 pm
    There are now countless resources on the importance of content marketing for your business. Content marketing has proven to be very useful for companies like Buffer, Hubspot and KISSmetrics. Each of these companies are educating and informing their prospective audience and customers on topics they will find useful. Content marketing always pays off if you do it right. While the most common advice does apply to most people, I thought it would be interesting to gather expert advice on how your business can approach content marketing.1. Content is meant to create  loyalty, branding and…
  • Small Business Loans: Your Saving Grace or the Final Coffin Nail?

    Thomas Oppong
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:58 am
    If you’re a small business owner or work for one that hasn’t been a slam dunk right out of the gate (as most small businesses are not) then you know how stressful it can become when the financial strain seems to be choking any future potential the company could have with its product or service. In these instances, many people make the naïve mistake of thinking a small business loan will solve their problems.Not unlike the way many unwed couples think getting married will solve their relationship issues, and not unlike couples who think having a baby will solve their marriage issues,…
  • Here Is How To Be Remarkable (When You Show Your Work)

    Thomas Oppong
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    You’re either boring, okay, good, great, remarkable or amazing. You have to want to be amazing. Being good isn’t the goal. Being amazing is! You can be incredible if you put your mind to it. The time to be amazing is now. Better isn’t good enough. Don’t spend your best part of your life on other people’s priorities, when you know you can pull that project off when you put your mind to it.Start doing what your future self will be proud of. We don’t find it remarkable when our expectations are met – only when they are exceeded. Start that business, begin that project,…
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  • Soccer Stars

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

    23 Jun 2014 | 6:07 am
    85%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)80%  The goal of Dextris is really simple, avoid the spikes, but still, it is very hard to master ! You need to be super fast and concentrate . The control are very simple, tap left to go left, tap right to go right, and both to split in two […]
  • Sky Force 2014

    14 Jun 2014 | 9:18 am
    96%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)100%Sky Force 2014 is without a doubt the best shoot them up you will find on your iphone or ipad, if you are lucky to have a recent device. The 3D graphics are beautiful and the action pretty intense. Sky Force 2014 – Gameplay Level 1   This tenth anniversary […]
  • Potion Blast Mania

    11 Jun 2014 | 8:27 am
    90%Overall Score Reader Rating: (2 Votes)99%Bored to crush some candy ? Try Potion Blast Mania ! Take a journey with Vilendor the wizard via the pages of the mysterious storybook. On your adventure, you have to match and acquire magic potions to defeat your enemies with your spells and efficiently solve all the challenges! It […]
  • Beaver Cleaver – Timberman Edition

    10 Jun 2014 | 11:15 am
    95%Overall Score Reader Rating: (2 Votes)96%Be prepared to chop some wooden with this new thrilling game ! In Beaver Cleaver Timberman Edition, you’ll discover ways to use your skills like knowledgeable lumberjack. As a brand new timberman recruit, our cleaver beaver must learn to chop timber as quick as attainable. But watch out for the branches ! […]
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  • Moving Analytics | Sitting Kills, Moving Heals

    Jessica Santana
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    If you think sitting in your Aeron chair for longer than 6 hours is just uncomfortable, guess again.  It could be a lot worse than just comfort.  While we have become more productive as a society, with the advent of computers aiding our work, physical inactivity has become a high risk factor in contributing to chronic illnesses. We need to sit less, and move more. SoCal startup Moving Analytics is tackling this global problem.  Through simple design, extensive sensing mechanism research, and behavioral science principles, Moving Analytics is carving out its own innovative niche in a…
  • Humin | Keeping in Contact

    Alex Bae
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    Humans have a tendency to forget things easily, especially when it comes to meeting new people and remembering old friends from the past.  Technology helps us keep in contact and up-to-date with many – if not all – those we have met, thanks to sites like Facebook and LinkedIn.  Our phone contacts however does none of that.  Our phonebook only holds so much information that our contact is reduced to just a name and number.  Humin looks to be the app to fix that. “The idea of Humin is that we kind of lost context in our technology.  People are all about how you know each other and…
  • First Ever In-flight Wearable Technology Hackathon

    Efren Toscano
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    American Airlines and Wearable World are proud to announce the completion of the world’s first connected traveler hackathon. The event, which took place between New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) featured collaborative work among hundreds of app developers, hardware providers and technology partners to showcase the future of wearable technology for the connected traveler. “At American, we’re extremely sensitive to our customer’s evolving needs, and wearable technology is a quickly-growing market,” said Phillip…
  • How To Attract The Right VC Partners

    David Ehrenberg
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:13 am
    The relationship between investors and founders can be tricky to navigate. At the best of times, it’s symbiotic, leading to gains for both sides. At others it can degenerate into a test of wills, or worse. How can you forge mutually beneficial, productive relationships with VCs that make best use of your respective strengths and effectively utilize your time? Try taking these steps to set the stage: Aim to build relationships rather than complete transactions Don’t wait until you need funding to approach VCs. Lay the groundwork for a productive and mutually beneficial relationship by…
  • Boosting the US Economy | Invest in Research & Development for Tax Credit

    David Drake
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Drawing from the UK Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) experience, US Senator Chris Coons will talk about the version of the Research & Development tax credit bill he sponsored on August 8 in New York City. He will highlight the benefits an ordinary person will get if he or she invests in startups with research and development ( R&D), as well as the enterprise itself. Will the final draft of the bill be like the SEIS of UK?   A SEIS investment in startups gets you 50 percent deduction on your income tax as well as freedom from capital gains tax if you hold on to your …
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    Experts Galaxy

  • Important List of 2-Step Verification Enabled Services & Websites

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

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

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

    Neeraj Rawat
    31 May 2014 | 11:59 am
    Experts Galaxy is incomplete without a security software's license giveaway. Though I might move all the license giveaways to another site in future but let it be here only, till the time I re-launch it. So here comes another license giveaway for an Antivirus and this time again it is for Bitdefender along with Zemana Antilogger. I got few licenses of Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 which
  • Finally Moved From eNom to

    Neeraj Rawat
    29 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Finally I moved this domain out of Google's billing system and now the domain is with I purchased my first domain ( around 8 years back when I used to pay (via bank transfer) to a local reseller in my city. Later on, I subscribed with Godaddy, eNom, Google (They have tie up with different registrars), Name and now Namecheap too. I registered this domain around 6
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    Official Blog of Acebyte

  • A Simple Way to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 without an MS Account

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:08 am
    If you wish to keep your files more private and stop Microsoft from tracking your every PC search via your MS account, read this article and get to know the secret steps to upgrading to Windows 8.1 using your local account. Steps for Upgrading to Windows 8.1 without MS Account In order to upgrade to Windows 8.1, follow the steps below and reach the Sign in part of the process Enter the Start Screen by pressing the Windows key, and then click Store Wait for the Store to launch and then click the Windows 8.1 update link Click the Download button to start the upgrading process. Once the…
  • How to Create and Restore System Image Backup in Windows 8.1

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:03 am
    This article demonstrates on how to find the System Image Backup utility and how to use it to create and restore important files in Windows 8.1. But first, let’s dig deeper into this important recovery tool and see what it is capable of. Steps To Create System Image In Windows 8.1 Connect an external drive to your system which will serve as the backup drive Enter the Start Menu (Windows key) and type file history Locate and click File History icon that appears in the search results Once the File History control panel is launched, locate and click on System Image Backup situated at the…
  • How to Turn Off Annoying Notifications in Windows 7

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    If you are one of such users, and notifications have passed through your tolerance level, we are going to help you with this issue. This article entails a detailed procedure to avoid seeing these notifications, via three different ways. Change Visibility Through this method, the notifications are not actually disabled but are prevented to appear frequently. It is possible to just changing the visibility of action, through the settings in Action Center. However, the process will be running in the background. To adapt this method, execute the following steps. In the lower right corner of the…
  • Simple Tips & Tricks to Customize Windows 7

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Despite of being one of the friendliest operating systems, Windows 7 has the ability to adapt further changes, as commanded by its master. To gain an easier grip over its structure, this manuscript entails simple, and easy to perform tips and tricks to set Windows 7 according to your preferences. Read ensuing passage to learn more. Rename multiple files When you have dozens of files to provide with a new name, it will take quite a while if you do it manually. Luckily, there is an easy way to name all of them at once, with an additional number assigned, in sequence. Select multiple files that…
  • Causes and Solutions for Windows 7 Error Code 0×490

    16 Jul 2014 | 11:40 pm
    An error occurred because the Windows 7 may not have been shut down properly, or rebooted automatically. On a Startup, it tried to repair the situation, but failed and was stuck on the repair screen. In the meanwhile, time timer went out and the process was never successfully completed. Solution: Startup Repair Boot manager failure obliges a startup repair through the installation or recovery disc. In this solution, your system is recovered by repairing and fixing the missed or corrupted system files. For this purpose, you would need an installation or recovery disc and make sure that BIOS is…
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  • Reasons That Will Compel You to Root Your Android Device

    Himanshu Shrivastava
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    Android is by far the most viral mobile operating system, breaking all the previous records of other mobile OS such as Symbian, Windows, etc. The main reasons behind this huge success of Android are many, although there are huge amount of users who owns Android just because of the applications available in the market. This has opened a way to the smartphones. Previously there were such apps available for iPhones and most of the “mango” people were not capable to afford spending 30k+ for just a phone, so they owned a Basic Java phone. As the technological invents happened, a gradual drop…
  • Top 10 Android Apps for Rooted Device

    Himanshu Shrivastava
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:39 am
    Android is the only Smartphone OS which enables and happily allows you to customize user experience to the fullest. Let it be changing the user interface or installing custom ROM, let it be personalizing your device functions or tweaking from upside down, you can do everything you want with your Android device with ease. Although some of the stuff might be harmful too, but playing with rooted Android Device has its own perks. Must Read: Guide to Root Android Phone Talking about the simple or un-rooted device, there is lot you can add to your device in context of apps and games. However,…
  • Top Battery Saver Apps for Windows Phone

    Himanshu Shrivastava
    12 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Every Smartphone is a battery hogger whether it is an Android Smartphone or a Windows based Phone or even an iPhone. All of these phones will get their battery drained out as quickly as possible if necessary steps are not taken, thanks to multi-processing capabilities. The main causes of the battery drainage are the regular usage of phone in context to data connectivity and others too. Also, the background apps play a crucial role in deciding the battery life of a Windows phone. All of the problems are to be taken care of, by taking respective measures. Isn’t it? Must Read: How to Backup…
  • How to Backup Data on Windows Phone 8

    Shivam Srivastava
    6 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
    Smartphones are now becoming smarter than ever before and they are designed to automatically do all of the daily stuff for the user without their supervision and manually creating tasks to run. Such is the case of backup, in Windows Phone this task is quite easily done and that too without need of any extra applications. Talking about the Android phones, there are tons of apps that does the same objective of backing up apps and other user data. In Android system, the best way to backup data is by using titanium backup. However, when it comes to Windows phone, it is done in pretty simple way…
  • Guide to Root Android Phone

    Himanshu Shrivastava
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
    Android is the most widely used mobile OS. Every other second there are around 10k of Android phones becoming active all around the globe. The reason for this amazing success of Android is its interface and app support, unlike other mobile OS such as Symbian, iOS, Blackberry or Bada. Android also leads in its app store content which for users is a big reason to opt for Android apart from being more user friendly to play with. But, I guess you haven’t yet enjoyed your Android experience to the fullest, that’s why you’re here. Must Read: Top 5 Web Browsers for Android Device Rooting your…
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    Legal Office Guru

  • How to recycle your [legal] briefs safely

    Deborah Savadra
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    In my observation, if there's one thing you lawyers love, it's repeating yourselves. No, not when you speak; it's when you write. Y'all recycle so much old material from briefs and other documents, it puts Ed Begley, Jr. to shame. Some of the problems with all that cutting and pasting are pretty obvious: another client's name being left in (oops) or funky formatting that doesn't match the new document. But others aren't. What sort of evil stuff lurks in that text you just pasted over from your last magnum opus? And how's it going to undermine your next court filing? Click the link below to…
  • Why I’m turning off comments here at Legal Office Guru

    Deborah Savadra
    15 May 2014 | 6:15 am
    Copyblogger recently decided to turn their blog's Comments feature off. I'm following suit ... sort of. Here's why (and how) I'm doing things differently and what difference that makes for you (hint: new courses! new Member-only content!).
  • Keeping Word Commands at Your Fingertips

    Deborah Savadra
    8 May 2014 | 6:45 am
    Tired of searching for frequently-used Microsoft Word features? Sick of clicking multiple times through dialog boxes to set tabs, etc.? Here are three ways to put any Microsoft Word feature or command within easy, one-click reach.
  • From the Comments: A Better Way to Embed Paragraph Numbers

    Deborah Savadra
    6 Mar 2014 | 7:53 am
    Recently, I wrote about a technique that I'd stumbled across for embedding the current paragraph number within the text of a paragraph. However, one reader posted a comment with an easier solution. Click the link and let me know if this is a technique you'd find useful.
  • Google Docs user alert: You can now use Pleading Paper there, too!

    Deborah Savadra
    3 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Quick shout-out to The Droid Lawyer, who has somehow come up with a working template for pleading paper for Google Docs. It's specific to California, and it costs $10 (as of the time I'm hitting the Publish button), but if you have to do pleadings in this format, it's arguable worth more than $10. Click the link for more info (and an offer in case you're still using Microsoft Word for your pleading paper).
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  • Enlighten and update yourself about the best 5 android launchers.

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    To make the Android OS faster and even more easilyaccessible, the Android Launcher is used. They are considered to be apps and can be fetched from the Google Play Store. The launcher serves as the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Samsung’s Patent For Call Switching Service

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
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  • The anticipation of Google Fit at Google I/O

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    Rise of Smartphones Mobile devices or smartphones' applications focussing on health management is the latest trend that is rising in the mobile phones' market. Today most of the leading companies... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Adobe Photoshop Express For Windows phones

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:22 am
    The Adobe Photoshop Express Provides a Well-assorted Dish for Perfect Photo Editing on a Touch Enabled Phone   In my books, widows is one of the fastest growing app markets and has been one of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • All New Android L

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    Simplicity Redefined in the All-new Android L The speculations are over as Google has finally announced the Android L, the latest version of the android operating system. The developer version is ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    iTechWhiz | Science, Technology, Computers, Mobiles, Games, Cars

  • Mobilink 3G Service Comparison in Pakistan with Zong, Telenor

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

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

    13 Jul 2014 | 3:51 am
    Are you new to the market of cell phone carrier? Or are you looking to change your cell phone carrier for some reason? No matter what the reason you have, we think this article will be helpful for... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Warid 4G LTE service Launch Date in Pakistan is 14 September

    12 Jul 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Warid Telcom is a mobile telecommunication firm of Abu Dhabi Investment Consortium. WaridTel telecom International's portfolio includes cellular network and mobile phone technology services.... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Best iPad Apps for Kids and Toddlers 2014

    28 Jun 2014 | 8:27 am
    Checkout our selection of top best iOS Apps for Kids in 2014 that can be download through iTune on iPhone 4/5/5S, iPhone 6, iPad mini, iPad Air/4/3/3 or on an iPod touch 46, iPod touch 5G or upcoming... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
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    Innovation Point of View

  • Buying in Facebook and Twitter: A New Data Generator

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

    16 Jul 2014 | 2:28 pm
    When searching the term “Market Research” on Wikipedia, the definition is followed by the suggestion that market research “is a very important component of business strategy.”  We agree!  And it’s only going to become a more critical component as we enter the “hyper-creation” phase of our post-great recession economy. Technology enables us to design faster; to create new products quicker, essentially technology enables us to innovate at lightning speed.  From Mobile research to online communities and testing ideas overnight, market research is accelerating at a rapid pace,…
  • Doritos Does It Again!

    Maureen Evans
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    I can hear some of you scoffing now: “Yeah, right, because the world needed yet another Doritos product.” But as people in the business of innovation, we have to admit that the Doritos team does a great job of continually filling their innovation pipeline, leading to plenty successful new (and novel!) product launches. They’ve got to be doing something right, as according to Mintel they’re the leading tortilla chip brand in the US.PepsiCo has done it yet again. And by “it”, I mean stretching the Doritos brand well past chips – this time landing under a heating lamp at 7-Eleven.
  • Yo: Is it really that simple?

    Gram Bowsher
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    Yo: A two letter word with ambiguous origins and typically inconsequential meaning. Or is it not that simple? One of the newest trends in social media and mobile apps has been the rise of the app named after such a seemingly innocuous term. Giving users only the ability to send the word “Yo” to each other, the app has already received $1.2 million in investment and has risen to the number one in the iOS app store. The fast rise of Yo was quickly followed by an influx of hack attempts, and when a group of college students hacked into Yo’s data and were able to attain user information,…
  • Instant Karma!: Waking Up the Instant Coffee Category

    Brittany Calvert
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:20 am
    In an interview about his hit song Instant Karma! (We All Shine On), John Lennon was quoted as saying “the idea of instant karma was like the idea of instant coffee: presenting something in a new form.” I’m not sure what the instant coffee category was like in 1970 (it’s surprisingly difficult to dig up 44-year-old category data), but it seems that history has a way of repeating itself. Lately instant coffee seems to be in need of a shakeup, and many manufacturers are throwing their hats in the ring. According to Mintel, consumption of instant coffee is on the decline in the US. Never…
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    Semiconductor Research News - New Publications

  • Global and China Fiber Optic Sensor Industry Report, 2013-2018

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Optical fiber sensor (OFS) is a new type of sensor with light wave as a carrier and optical fiber as a medium, possessing high sensitivity, interference immunity, anti-corrosion, high-pressure resistance and other merits, thus being widely used in national defense, petrochemical, electric power, infrastructure, medical, etc. At present, all countries in the world are energetically carrying out the R&D and application of optical fiber sensing technology, among them, the United States due to the earliest start leads the world in technology and scale. In 2013, global optical fiber sensor sales…
  • Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor Market

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The distributed fiber optic sensor market stood at $585 million in 2013. The market is projected to be $1.458 billion in 2018 with 70% associated with the oil and gas segments, according to a recent market survey report conducted by the Photonic Sensor Consortium.
  • Europe Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2014

    16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Europe Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2013 is the latest policy report where industry specialists offer comprehensive information on major policies governing renewable energy market in the region.The report presents an in-depth analysis of the renewable energy policies across the major countries in Europe namely Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Turkey. The report provides the current and future renewable energy targets and plans along with the present policy framework, giving a fair idea of overall growth potential of their…
  • Global Automotive LED Lighting Technology Trend and Market Forecast

    16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This report provides a comprehensive overview of the automotive LED lighting industry as well as market trends from 2012 to 2020 and technical backgrounds. This report is expected to be a useful guideline for both incumbent LED lighting and auto parts companies and start-ups considering a market entry.
  • Tablet PC Core Issue Analysis & Product/Market Forecast

    16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Except for Apple and Samsung, no brand has been able to surpass the top two brands in sales. Brands from China and India will keep expanding output of low-end Tablet PC in order to capture market share. Based on this background this report will analyze and suggest future trends in the Tablet PC market. The study will be particularly helpful in building a growth strategy to meet a rapidly maturing Tablet PC market, which is developing in ways similar to that of the Smartphone segment.
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • D-Link Launches New Networking Gadgets to get Homes Connected for Speedy Access to Online Home Entertainment

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:33 am
    Philippines — D-Link International Pte Ltd, one of the world’s largest suppliers of networking products, introduces two newest additions to their home network solutions – DHP-600AV Powerline AV2 600 Gigabit Adapter and DAP-1520 Wireless AC750 Dual Band Range Extender. This duo combo uses different technologies to expand the network coverage, allowing for smooth connectivity at home so everyone can enjoy their favourite activities at the same time without disruption. This could mean Dad streaming sports matches in the living room, Mom catching up on her Korean dramas, Brother killing…
  • Lamudi Most Visited Property Portal in the Philippines

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:27 pm
    MANILA, JULY 2014: Lamudi is officially the most visited property portal in the Philippines, with the website now the country’s number one real estate platform for traffic. Lamudi Philippines has overtaken its competitors in just six months after officially launching locally. Lamudi, the global property portal for the emerging markets, arrived in the Philippines in January. Lamudi is now the Philippines’ leading online property portal in terms of visitors and traffic. Elsewhere in Asia, Lamudi is market leader in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar for number of online listings. Co-founder…
  • Xioami introduces the Mi Band

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Along with the announcement of the Mi4, Xioami also introduced the Mi Band. The Mi Band is the Chinese company’s first fitness tracker. It has a 30 day battery life, water resistance (IP67 rating), and a smart alarm. One feature that’s worth mentioning is the band’s ability to unlock your Xioami smartphone without a password. The two devices would have to be in close proximity of each other for it to work (smartphone and band on the same hand). The Mi Band features include the following:  Fitness monitor & sleep tracker Sleep-cycle smart alarm Unlocks your Mi phone…
  • NBA players introduced for PLDT’s The Last Home Stand

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    I was one of the lucky ones to get an invite to PLDT Home’s press conference introducing the NBA players who will participate in their charity event dubbed The Last HOME Stand. Held at the NBA Cafe Manila in SM Aura Premier, the PLDT HOME Fibr All-Stars comprised of Kyle Lowry, Damian Lillard, Brandon Jennings, DeMar DeRozan, Terrence Ross, James Harden and 2014 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard fielded questions from our local press. Being a long time fan of the San Antonio Spurs, I was naturally thrilled to see Kawhi Leonard. Seems like a good guy on and off the court.   The two day…
  • Xiaomi officially launches Mi4

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    Xioami has just officially unveiled their latest and greatest, the Mi4, in Beijing, China. The Mi4 features a well designed stainless steel frame, which the company claims goes through 40 processes and 193 steps to produce. Like the Mi3 before it, the Mi4 has top of the line specs and an affordable price. Almost every aspect of the newly minted Mi4 is an upgrade coming from the Mi3. From the type of screen, CPU and GPU, down to the type of memory used for storage. The phone is as beastly as it gets. I think the question in everyone’s mind is when it will get here. I guess we just have…
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  • My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q2 – 2014

    18 Jul 2014 | 2:54 am
    Another quarter has gone and it is time for another Google Analytics traffic report for this blog. I am a bit late this time because I have been busy with other thinks lately, but here we go. (This report is based on Google Analytics data from 1 April  -  30 June) Traffic Types: Search Engines: 44.88% Direct traffic: 25.68% Social traffic: 15.76% Referring Sites: 11.65% Email and Other traffic:  2.46% My traffic types for Q2 is almost the same as for Q1. Not much have changed. However, June has shown small improvements in incoming traffic from Google Search Engines (Only Organic…
  • Review of Iperius Backup software

    6 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Backing up our data is something all people should do and for that job you will need a good reliable software solution. I have been testing Iperius Backup software for the last couple of days and here is my review. Their solution is available in many different editions based on your needs. You can download your own copy of this software using the link in the bottom of this post, but please read this review first.      Top features of Iperius Backup software Incremental backup and synchronization Drive Image and full system recovery Backup to NAS, USB drives, FTP, Cloud Open…
  • Best Android apps for World Cup 2014

    8 Jun 2014 | 4:24 am
    The World Cup 2014 in Brazil is not far away, so I thought it would be appropriate with a list of some of the best apps for your Android smartphone to make you able to follow the event. For those of us that are living in Europe the time the matches are played may not be easy to fit in to our normal day job. That is why it is nice with a good app where we can follow the event. Unfortunately, Denmark is not qualified, but I am still going to follow this event closely. Here is my list of the best apps I have found on Google Play. Best World Cup 2014 Apps for Android? Jalvasco World Cup 2014…
  • Windows 9 coming in 2015?

    27 May 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Image credits: I normally don’t comment on IT rumors, but I think that this one is too interesting not to share. According to multiple source on the Internet Microsoft will release their next operating system, Windows 9 in 2015. If they stick too their normal roadmap we can expect to see the first beta versions at Microsoft Build conferences in April 2015 and properly the final RTM version properly about October 2015. Same sources are expecting Windows Phone 9 and properly also the next version of Office expected to be named Office 2015. Some of the new things about…
  • Windows 8.1 Keyboard Shortcuts

    18 May 2014 | 5:05 am
    Windows 8.1 has been available for a while now and I think it would be a good time to share with you some of the keyboard shortcut that I use the most. There is no doubt that Microsoft had done a lot of work in Windows 8.1 to please tablet users. If you are a normal desktop user like me, it might seem like you have to do everything with the mouse, but that is not true. If you learn some of the basic keyboard shortcuts, I think it will be a lot easier for you to navigate around in Windows 8.1 on your laptop or desktop PC. I think that most Windows users has a lot of habits on how we do stuff.
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  • How to set the Home and Work Location in Google Now Accurately.

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Google Maps allows us to select a Home and Work location for quick use to determine Directions and for use in Google Now too . Here’s how to set the location. Open Google Maps on your Android or iOS device Click on the “Person” icon on the top right You’ll be displayed a screen to enter/edit the Home and Work address Long press the Home/Work fields to open the edit page and type in the building name or the complete address. Select the suggestion provided by Google and Voila! you have selected a Home address.. Sometimes when you’re living in an apartment complex it wouldn’t let you…
  • Will Pick up Your Parcels From Your Home

    2 Jul 2014 | 9:44 pm is a new startup which lets you schedule pick up from your home for a shipment you want to send across India. They also offer discounted rates from major courier services in India. The process is simple – You specify where you want to ship from, where you want to ship to and the weight of the parcel. Pickparcel will display various available rates from major courier services which service that sector. They divide the rates into sections based on shipping speeds. From here, you can make a choice and fill in the remaining details & schedule a free pickup of the shipment…
  • All About Amazon’s Fire Phone

    2 Jul 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Amazon has announced the much rumored fire phone in the US. It will be available at a price of USD 199 with an at&t service plan for 2 years. The unlocked version of the phone is priced at USD 649. Note that these prices are for the 32 GB variants of the phone. This pricing is part of amazon’s aggressive campaign to drive sales of the phone. In addition to the above pricing, amazon is also offering a full year of amazon prime membership when you purchase the phone (existing prime users get their membership extended by one year).     The phone runs on Amazon’s android based Fire OS…
  • Flipkart Launches Android Based Tablet in India

    2 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Mega online retailer Flipkart has launched an Android tablet in India. Launched under the Flipkart owned Digiflip Pro brand, the XT712 tablet, priced at INR 9,999 comes in two colors – black & white and offers comparable specs to tablets fro HP, Lenovo & Samsung. Here is a quick list of the tablet’s configuration: 1.3 Ghz QuadCore Processor 3G Dual Sim with voice calling support 1280 X 800 7 inch IPS screen 5MP rear camera with LED flash 2MP front camera 16GB internal storage, microSD upto 32 GB Dimensions: 113.7 x 185.3 x 9.2 mm Weight: 285g Flipkart is offering the…
  • Uber Launches Low Cost Uber X in India

    2 Jul 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Premium on call cab service Uber has launched its (relatively) cheaper service Uber X in 3 cities in India. The service is available in New Delhi, Bangalore & Hyderabad and offers a cheaper alternative with the same benefits that the Uber black service offers. The only noticeable difference is the type of car that you will ride in. While Uber black offers a premium fleet of cars, Uber X uses economy to premium economy cars. Here is the rate for Uber X in India: uberX Base Farestart with this fare INR 50 Per Kilometredistance covered INR 15 Per Minutetime taken in minutes INR 2 Minimum…
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  • Did Author Photos Hurt Google’s PPC? The Proof Is In

    Dave Paul
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Recently, Google made a major change in the way it rewarded authorship. Previously, author portraits were displayed next to any search results tied to a Google+ account. Google took away these portraits with no warning, leaving only a small tagline with the author’s name. While authors may not be pleased, marketers should be. And poof! Google made my author photo vanish into thin air — Cyrus Shepard (@CyrusShepard) June 27, 2014 As discussed last week, this doesn’t change the importance of authorship in the age of content. But the removal of author portraits…
  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup Recap – July 9th, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Baffled by SEO and how to bend to the whims of Google? Whether you’re a small business with a self-built website or someone who head’s up the Marketing Department of a huge corporate conglomerate, navigating the world of SEO can be confusing and oftentimes difficult. Where do you start? How do you make your site an all-singing, all-dancing SEO powerhouse? Professionals from many different industries, skill levels and positions are finding out by attending EverSpark Interactive’s weekly What’s New In The World of Google Meetup. Free and open to all who are interested,…
  • How Authorship Can Boost Your Google Rankings

    Dave Paul
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    We’ve all heard the phrase “content is king.” The past several years have seen an accelerating trend where search engines reward high-quality, valuable content. That trend definitely won’t reverse anytime soon, but it is taking an interesting twist: If Google’s newest changes are any clue, it’s not the content that’s king but the content creators. And just because your site releases great content doesn’t make you a content creator. It’s the individual authors that Google is increasingly shining the spotlight on, not the companies or entities that publish their work. That…
  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup Recap – July 2nd, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:04 pm
    If the world of SEO and the frequent Google updates have got you in a tailspin, you’re not alone. Professionals from all walks of life are realizing every day that SEO is a huge part of their marketing and website plans, and the smartest ones know that keeping on top of the trend is essential. Every week on Wednesday morning, EverSpark Interactive hosts their free meetup, What’s New In The World of Google, creating an open forum for professional folks from a multitude of industries to add to their own personal bag of SEO tricks and tips. From complete novices to seasoned pros, the…
  • What’s New In The World of Google Meetup Recap – June 25th, 2014

    Kari Lloyd
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Everyone knows that getting your SEO plan in order is hugely important for your website — but how do you implement it correctly to get the most attention from Google and other search engines? With the ever-shifting waves in the world of search engine optimization, it can feel intimidating to even those in the know, and keeping on top of the latest developments is an essential element for what you do on the web. If you’re looking to expand your knowledge base on Google’s latest practices and increase your SEO bag of tricks, then EverSpark Interactive’s weekly…
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  • This Is Where Facebook's Billions Come From

    Alyson Shontell
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Facebook just reported its second quarter earnings with revenue of $2.91 billion — the strongest quarter yet. Mobile advertising revenue makes up 62% of Facebook's total revenue. That's up from 0 when Facebook went public two years ago. The rest of Facebook's revenue comes from desktop advertising, payments and fees. Here's the breakdown, via BI Intelligence: Join the conversation about this story »
  • LIVE: Facebook Crushes Earnings And The Stock Soars To An All-Time High (FB)

    Jim Edwards
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Facebook reported its Q2 2014 earnings, blowing away expectations on the top and bottom lines. Revenue went up 61% to nearly $3 billion and earnings per share were $0.42 — 12 cents more than analysts predicted. Facebook's gross margins increased dramatically. In essence, the company makes way more in sales this year than it used to, but its cost-base for generating those sales increased only modestly. Income from operations was a staggering $1.4 billion — this time last year it was just $562 million. The stock went up and flirted with $74, a rise of 4%, after the market closed,…
  • CHART OF THE DAY: Apple’s R&D Spending Spree Hints That New Products Are Coming Soon

    Dave Smith
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:35 pm
    In recent years, Apple spent relatively little revenue on research and development for new products, as the iPhone and iPad were just hitting their strides during that time. But after a few years without Apple entering any new product categories, the company announced during its quarterly earnings report on Tuesday that it’s spent a record amount of capital on R&D this year — $1.6 billion, according to Apple Insider — hinting at new products that may be on the horizon. According to data from research firm BTIG charted for us by Statista, there were similar R&D spikes…
  • REPORT: Apple Will Have A New MacBook With Super-Sharp Screen This Fall (AAPL)

    Lisa Eadicicco
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm
    October is shaping up to be a big month for Apple. The company is reportedly preparing to release a new 12-inch MacBook with a Retina display alongside its recently announced Mac software, OS X Yosemite, in October, reports 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman. Apple also supposedly has a new super sharp 4K desktop release in its pipeline for October as well. Gurman's sources didn't specify whether or not this would be an iMac computer or a new monitor. It's also unclear if the 12-inch MacBook Gurman's sources mentioned will be a new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air model. If it's the latter, such a release would…
  • Meet The 22-Year-Old Student People Are Calling 'The Italian Mark Zuckerberg'

    Madeline Stone
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    You may not have heard of him, but 22-year-old Italian Matteo Achilli is quickly making waves in the European tech scene.  Egomnia, the career-focused social network Achilli founded in his first year of college, is getting so much attention in Europe that one magazine has gone so far as to call Achilli the "Italian Zuckerberg."    Egomnia helps to match employers with job seekers who are best fits for the job. People who use the site can access rankings of companies based on how well suited they are to work there. As of this month, Egomnia has more than 250,000 users…
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    Web Hosting Blog

  • Creating Multilingual WordPress Sites

    15 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Even though the web is a global network, many businesses are happy to create an English-language site and leave it at that. In some cases, that’s fine. The burden of translation can be quite high, and if the market a site is addressing is fairly localized, then the ROI of internationalizing isn’t worth the effort. […]
  • Choosing The Right WordPress Theme For Your Site

    10 Jul 2014 | 10:58 am
    One of the perks of using WordPress is the large number of themes. There are themes that provide just about any aesthetic or function, with many thousands of free and premium themes available from the official repositories, theme marketplaces like ThemeForest, and direct from developers like Elmastudio — one of my personal favorites. But, not […]
  • Roundup of June’s Best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento Content

    8 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    With the start of the World Cup in June, eyes around the globe have been glued to televisions ever since. Instead of judging you for missing all the great content that was being created over the last month, we went ahead and rounded it all up into one convenient location. These are the best eCommerce, WordPress, […]
  • What Do The New Generic Top-Level Domains Mean For Webmasters?

    27 Jun 2014 | 11:00 am
    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that domain registrars and web hosting companies have started to offer a large number of new generic top-level domains. There is some confusion among web hosting clients as to the status of these new domains, so I thought it would be useful to explain what […]
  • Using WordPress As A Crowdfunding Platform

    25 Jun 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Over the last few years, crowdfunding has taken off in a big way. In 2011, a total of $1.5 billion was raised through crowdfunding. In 2012, that number increased to $2.7 billion. The most successful crowdfunding projects raise many millions of dollars, with prominent examples being Star Citizen, a video game that raised over $44 […]
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    Hardware BBQ

  • Ex-dictator suing Activision over Call of Duty Black Ops 2 likeness

    The Sorcerer
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:13 am
    Ellen Page and Lindsey Lohan aren’t the only ones who claimed that ‘The Last of US’ and Rockstar Games’ ‘GTA V’ likeness, an ex-Panama Dictator named Manuel Noriega claimed that Activision ripped off his likeness for Call of Duty Black ops 2 What’s more is that according to Manuel and his lawyers, Activision is using his likeness to boost the game’s popularity and sales without his permission. As a result, the company is sued for “blatant misuse, unlawful exploitation and misappropriation for economic gain”. The lawsuit also points…
  • Crytek’s problems continues as Homefront’s director quits

    The Sorcerer
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Things do not look good for Crytek as the company is facing series of issues for the past months- employees either not getting paid or getting half the salary. Majority of Crytek UK’s employees have also stopped reporting for work as they were not paid for a very long time. Just recently, the director of supposedly upcoming Homefront: The Revolution Hasit Zala resigned from Crytek UK. Along with him, few more people left including Crytek UK development manager Ben Harris. According to an unnamed Crytek UK employee, this departure has created a weird situation as there are no upper…
  • PC Gaming Master Race rules over Console market two times its combined value

    The Sorcerer
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Despite Sony and Microsoft having exclusive titles and what not for their new current gen gaming consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, along with enjoying massive worldwide sales from day 1, it barely covered half of the PC hardware market alone. Though it may seem to some people that console hardware market overshadows the PC Master Race, its the opposite. An analyst from Jon Pedie Research recently announced that the current situation of the PC Gaming hardware is that its worth about $21.5 Billion. He also added that PCs and its upgrades & peripherals will continue to remain headstrong…
  • Creative Soundblaster Omni Surround 5.1 USB DAC Review

    14 Jul 2014 | 2:36 am
    Creative had launched a slew of audio products based on its quad-core Recon 3D audio processor including the latest Z series. However, it had not launched any budget offerings other than its old Audigy and Live! series. ASUS had captured the lower budget market with their Xonar DX and DG offerings which were better performers while their higher end STX and ST competed with Creative’s older Recon 3D and current Z series. To buff up their lower end sound card offerings, Creative launched 3 budget oriented soundcards – Soundblaster Audigy RX, Soundblaster Audigy FX and Soundblaster…
  • Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler Review

    The Sorcerer
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:24 am
    Noctua’s NH-U14S is a larger version of the 120mm counterpart with an extra heatpipe, but still maintains the slim profile to ensure full compatibility for memory kits of any profiles on most of the motherboards. As pointed out in the NH-U12S review, Noctua emphasizes on detailing, especially for mounting options. Like its smaller brother, this heatsink comes with a single fan but Noctua was kind enough to bundle an extra NF-A15 SSO2 bearing fan. Let us see how good this CPU cooler performs, especially in comparison with the smaller counterpart. The post Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler Review…
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    The Four-eyed Journal

  • Android L’s enterprise management tools – piling the pressure on BlackBerry

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:36 pm
    When was the last time we heard something new or exciting from BlackBerry? Apart from the recent appointment of Marty Beard as COO, not much else. And this quick rundown by Ingrid Lunden over at TechCrunch of where BlackBerry stands right now isn’t all sunshine and rainbows: BlackBerry’s share price dropped by more than 10% the day after Apple and IBM announced their news. The effect was not helped by the general decline that BlackBerry has seen over the last couple of years as its market share in smartphones as tumbled while Android devices and the iPhone continue to rise. On…
  • An argument over Php1.00

    Julius Rocas
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Yesterday’s journey back home in Manila turned out to be an interesting case of testing our values of respect for one another, the law and decency. One of my fellow passengers on the commute from Tenement in C-5 to the MRT/LRT station in Pasay City along the East Service road was an old man and a senior citizen. The driver of the jeep was a decade younger than him, I think. For the purposes of this post, I’d refer to the passenger as ‘Manong senior citizen‘ and the driver as ‘Manong Drayber‘. Yes, I need to work on better references. It all started when…
  • Janet Napoles as state witness? It’s like this…

    Julius Rocas
    26 Apr 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Janet Napoles as a State witness?! It’s like pardoning the Marcoses of all their crimes against the Filipino people, letting them keep their stolen wealth and even proclaiming them as the first Royal family of the Philippines. It’s like telling all the farmers to give up their rightful claims on Hacienda Luisita and adorn the Cojuancos for their benevolence. It’s like telling Editha Burgos that she should trust the AFP are telling the truth and would help them find her still missing son Jonas Burgos. It’s like telling the victims of human rights abuses, some of which…
  • Windows Phone 8.1 – Microsoft edges Google & Apple over transparency

    Julius Rocas
    5 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Windows Phone 8.1 is slated for release in a month or two and while there’s not much fanfare over it as compared to new releases of Android and iOS, Microsoft has gathered enough attention to keep the whole world interested. A list of features of Windows Phone 8.1 can be found here, one of the highlights of which is Cortana – Microsoft’s version of a digital personal assistant like Google Now for Android and Siri for iOS. There’s nothing groundbreaking with Cortana in terms of what it can do. However, the most interesting bit is how it is the most transparent to…
  • Slow internet speeds for most of April

    Julius Rocas
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    The last time there was a major slow down of internet speed in the country was back in December of 2006 when an earthquake that struck off the coast of Taiwan damaged major undersea cables that provide connectivity to the country. With incidents like these, even the biggest ISPs like PLDT and Globe were at the mercy of international groups that maintain the undersea cable connections’ ability to repair the damage. The recent damage hit the undersea cables lying in areas between Taiwan and Japan, and China and Korea. Latest reports say that repairs are expected to be completed by around…
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    Create Your Next Customer

  • Infographic: A New Era in Information Security

    Carly Cohen
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Our latest infographic shares results from the InformationWeek 2014 Strategic Security Survey. The infographic assesses the current state of security programs, where organizations are focusing their security efforts, and how IT is adapting to current threats and trends.
  • EE Times Silicon 60: Hot Startups to Watch

    EE Times
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Ranking Top 60 Startup Companies in Electronics Industry It has been more than 18 months since EE Times last produced a version of the Silicon 60. The global economic, entrepreneurial, and electronics business climates have all improved in that time, and EE Times has brought 38 recently formed companies on to version 15.1 of its list of 60 firms that we feel are worth keeping an eye on. EE Times has been publishing the Silicon 60 since April 2004, and it is updated periodically to reflect the latest corporate, commercial, technological, and market conditions. The latest batch of newcomers…
  • Make Your Event Marketing Strategy P.O.P!

    Hilary Jansen
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Pre-Event. On-Site. Post-Event. Engaging Tech Buyers from the Office to Events, and Back. Join us for one of the following two-hour sessions where we’ll share the results of our new research study, “The Tech Buyer’s Perspective: From the Office to Events, and Back.” Our new research shares key data behind the value of an integrated marketing approach from the perspective of technology event attendees. Learn why 62% say they are more likely to visit a vendor’s booth if they have communicated with them in advance of the show, the best types of content to grab their attention,…
  • Copy Quality: New Imperatives for Communicators

    Beyond PR
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    How does one determine whether or not a piece of content is low quality? Since we added copy quality to the guidelines against which we assess press releases and other content prior to distribution, we’ve counseled a number of clients on steps they can take to improve thevalue of their content for their audiences. Understanding how to build/create quality content is a mandate for all communicators creating digital content.  Google started raising the bar on web content quality in early 2011, when the first Panda algorithm update was deployed.  Taking aim at link farms and websites created…
  • 3 Underappreciated IT Leadership Skills

    InformationWeek Blog
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:09 pm
    What sort of IT leaders do we need for the 21st century? Here’s what CIOs of leading companies in Silicon Valley say. Business today must navigate a world that is more VUCA — volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous — than ever before. Against this challenging business backdrop, IT leaders are being asked to transform their organizations from historically being a cost center and order taker to being a real source of competitive advantage and a strategic partner to the business. IT leaders are being asked to globalize their functions while also increasing the agility and…
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    What's On My PC

  • FREE Backup Software That Provides Basic And Advanced Features (such as disk imaging)

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
    Learn a byte at a time, at What’s On My PC, with Geek Squeaks’ — featuring a round-up of tech products, news, software, apps, wallpapers, articles, how to, Android, Windows, you name it… Be sure to check out MORE GEEK SQUEAKS BELOW! [FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] FREE Backup Software That Provides Basic And Advanced Features (such as […]
  • Get A Great Deal On Microsoft Office 365 Personal

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:16 am
    [FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] Get A Great Deal On Microsoft Office 365 Personal– A year ago I would have told you that Microsoft was behind the eight ball and was not in tune with the current devices (such as tablets, smartphones, etc.) which are supported by cloud computing. A year later I am seeing a new […]
  • Have It All With A Solid State Hybrid Drive

    11 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    [FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] Have It All With A Solid State Hybrid Drive –  If you have an older PC and you are looking for a performance boost, that gives you faster speed with capacity, you may want to take a look one of Seagate’s Solid State Hybrid Drives. The good about the hybrid drive is […]
  • Periodically Change The Background Image On Your Computer (like every hour or every day)

    30 Jun 2014 | 7:24 am
    [FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] Periodically Change The Background Image On Your Computer (like every hour or every day) – You may have figured out that in Windows 7 and Windows 8 you have the ability to setup a screensaver that will display your photos and images on your computer as a slideshow (when the computer goes […]
  • The Benefit of Turning Off GPS On Your Android Phone (KitKat Version) And Using WiFi To Determine Your Location

    18 Jun 2014 | 5:52 pm
    [FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] The Benefit of Turning Off GPS On Your Android Phone (KitKat Version) And Using WiFi To Determine Your Location – When the GPS function is activated on your phone it is constantly performing a satellite handshake to pinpoint your location. Personally, I do not see a need for GPS unless you are […]
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - FohBoh

  • Customer Birthday Emails

    18 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    Remembering and acknowledging a customer's birthday is a very simple and efficient method to build brand loyalty and image. Market and analytics provider Fulcrum confirmed the full aspect of that with the results of their recent online survey. The evidence comes from a resend online survey that indicates that 74 percent of customers appreciate more highly a company that sends them an e-mail birthday card. More than 80 percent of the customers who react positively also exhibit increased loyalty to the brand. Most importantly, a birthday greeting to restaurant customers influences positively 92…
  • Fun consumer data from Square - THROWDOWN

    17 Jul 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Here at Square we took a look at how Americans order (Extra mayo, pickles on the side, whole milk, etc.) and have the national list, as well as data for Chicago, NYC, SF, and other major cities. (Spoiler alert: they love bacon and fries.) We also did a "throwdown"-- where we pitted the frequency of certain modifiers against others. We came up with some interesting insights. For example, People are 500% more likely to order whole milk v skim milk People are 104% more likely to order hot v iced People are 200% more likely to order cheese v no cheese People are 131% more likely to…
  • The Hiring Big Bang Theory Part III: Don't Leave Them Hanging

    Nate DaPore
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:04 pm
    We all know the feeling. You apply for a job, and wait, and wait...and wait some more. You’re wondering if the company received your application, if you’re in the running for the job or just downright out for the count. No one likes to be in limbo during the hiring process. It’s often a full-time job looking for a job, so not knowing where you stand is just straight up frustrating. Jeff Hayden, owner of Blackbird Media, struck a nerve when he recently posted on LinkedIn an article titled “The Worst Hiring Mistake Any Company Can Make.” Jeff argued that failing to follow up and…
  • Google My Business

    11 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    Do you or a friend own a business and use a Google service to promote or control it? Do you wish there was an easier way to control all of the information you need to have available to consumers?  With Google’s introduction of their new, “Google My Business”, service for business owners, your wish has been granted and a variety of doors will open for businesses everywhere. This service will allow owners to update information, add photos, read reviews and use Google+ all in one place. This new service will not only benefit those businesses that are already on Google but especially help…
  • The Hiring Big Bang Theory Part II: Recruit Through Culture

    Nate DaPore
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:37 am
    If you’re like most business folks I talk to, finding and holding on to great people is one of your toughest challenges. Let’s be honest. Work isn’t always fun. It’s called “work” for a reason. Most people spend at least a quarter of their time at work every week. And that’s exactly why it’s so important to embrace what makes your company special and let your culture shine. We all know referrals are one the best recruitment avenues, and nothing says “come join our team” like a team member raving about why he or she loves working there. Last week I talked about getting…
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  • Quintiles Named Britain’s Healthiest Large Workplace

    David Menzies
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    READING, UK & DURHAM, N.C. -- Quintiles has been recognized for its commitment to employee health and wellness, taking the 2014 “Britain’s Healthiest Workplace” award at a ceremony addressed by Dame Carol Black and Lord Sebastian Coe. Britain’s Healthiest Company aims to celebrate organizations that have an outstanding approach to their employees’ health and wellbeing and is the UK’s largest survey into employee health. In 2014 more than 80 companies were surveyed on criteria including facilities, culture and work environment.Quintiles UK Head Lindy Jones said, “Our work on…
  • SAS A Strong Performer in Data Governance Tools

    David Menzies
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    CARY, N.C. -- SAS is a “Strong Performer” in “The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Tools, Q2 2014” from Forrester Research Inc. The new report details how well each reviewed vendor fulfills Forrester’s criteria and where they sit according the data governance 2.0 journey. According to the report, “Data governance has shifted from a technology management endeavor to a business imperative,” and SAS® Data Governance is “well positioned to manage data governance for the SAS Analytics and Marketing solution.”SAS was among a select group of 10 companies that Forrester invited…
  • “OBX” Murder Mystery Now On Nook from Barnes and Noble

    David Menzies
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    APEX, N.C. -- The action-packed murder mystery “OBX” is now available to Barnes and Noble Nook fans for $4.99, giving more readers access to the first in a series of novels starring Michael Francis, a troubled mother of three and driven state investigator. Barnes and Noble is considered number two in worldwide sales of digital books on its Nook behind the Amazon Kindle, where the debut novel by North Carolina author David Dean Menzies can also be found for $4.99. In OBX, Agent Francis struggles to piece together a puzzle involving a serial killer, an attempt on her life, a break-in and…
  • PNC Arena First U.S. NHL Venue to Feature New LED Lighting System

    David Menzies
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- For the first time in the history of the National Hockey League, a U.S. arena will feature LED lighting, when PNC Arena—home to the Carolina Hurricanes—unveils the new, cutting-edge system for the preseason opener this fall. Dave Olsen, Executive Vice President and General Manager of PNC Arena, announced today that the Centennial Authority has partnered with Musco, which will install its innovative Show-Light Green™ LED system in the coming weeks.“In partnership with the Centennial Authority, we continue to explore opportunities to improve PNC Arena,” said Olsen.
  • Syncfusion ASP.NET and JavaScript Tools Powering Distance Learning for Hurread and The Oaks Private School

    David Menzies
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Syncfusion, Inc., a developer solutions company, announced today that developers for The Oaks Private School and Hurread chose Syncfusion ASP.NET and JavaScript tools for distance learning solutions. Hurread, the initial offering of Dukette Design, is a newcomer to EdTech. The recently launched online marketplace is designed for tutors to distribute materials to students at universities and colleges, beginning with Texas A&M University in College Station and the University of Texas in Austin. The goal at Hurread is to revolutionize the distribution of…
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  • Apple lanza una nueva actualización del MacBook Air EFI

    Domadis Cabrera
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Apple lanzó recientemente una actualización EFI para el MacBook Air, abordando dos problemas relacionados con el proceso de despertar el ordenador, incluyendo un problema poco frecuente que provoca que los ventiladores del PC giren a toda velocidad sin necesidad. Esta actualización del firmware EFI del MacBook Air soluciona los problemas que se observan en los modelos de mediados de 2011 con OS X 10.9.2 y versiones posteriores. Las notas mencionan que la versión EFI 2.9 corrige un problema que hace que algunos sistemas se tomen más tiempo de lo esperado para despertar del estado de…
  • EaseUS te permite recuperar archivos perdidos de forma rápida y gratuita

    Domadis Cabrera
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    A todos nos ha pasado, borramos un archivo que no debimos borrar o por una u otra razón perdemos un documento importante del que no podemos prescindir. Siempre que eso sucede apelamos a Internet para buscar aplicaciones y utilidades de software que nos permitan recuperar nuestra data perdida, pero por desgracia, las opciones que realmente funcionan son lo bastante caras como para hacernos volver atrás, y las que no lo son, simplemente no funcionan como deberían. Por suerte, ahora podemos contar con EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac Free, una nueva utilidad gratuita que te permitirá…
  • Los medios estatales chinos reavivan la retórica anti Apple. Alegan que el iPhone es un “asunto de seguridad nacional”

    Domadis Cabrera
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    Apple ha enfrentado una gran cantidad de críticas promovidas por el Estado en China, un mercado en el que los poderes imperantes tienen un objetivo declarado de promover más las soluciones IT y redes locales. El Wall Street Journal informa que según las agencias de prensa estatales chinas, iOS 7 representa una amenaza para la seguridad nacional debido a su funcionalidad de ‘Ubicaciones frecuentes’, que identifica y proporciona a los usuarios un mapa de sus lugares frecuentemente visitados, con el propósito explícito de mejorar diversas funciones del dispositivo. Esta…
  • Apple firma una alianza estratégica con IBM para promover los negocios empresariales de ambas empresas

    Domadis Cabrera
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    Apple acaba de anunciar que ha hecho una alianza estratégica con IBM que permitirá a la empresa transferir más de 150 de sus aplicaciones empresariales y de IT y otras herramientas a la plataforma de Apple de forma nativa, y por su parte IBM le ofrecerá iPhones y iPads a sus clientes empresariales en todo el mundo. En una entrevista con CNBC, el CEO de Apple, Tim Cook y la CEO de IBM, Virginia Rometty dijeron que Apple e IBM son “piezas del rompecabezas” que encajan perfectamente juntas. “Sabíamos que teníamos que tener un socio que comprendiera profundamente cada una…
  • Cristiano Ronaldo lanza CR7 eMag para dispositivos iOS

    Domadis Cabrera
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:56 pm
    La copa mundial de fútbol ha terminado, y ninguno de los dos jugadores que se disputan el titulo de mejor del mundo pudo acariciar la copa. Sin embargo, Cristiano Ronaldo si que aprovechó el tiempo, y hasta se tomó tiempo para lanzar una nueva aplicación móvil. CR7 eMag es la revista oficial de fans de Cristiano Ronaldo. La revista ofrece a los fans contenido multimedia exclusivo e imágenes tras escenas sobre Cristiano Ronaldo (fútbol y estilo de vida) y utiliza las ventajas y posibilidades de una revista digital: galerías de imágenes, vídeos, sonido e interacción. CR7 eMag es una…
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  • YouTube music chief departs ahead of long-delayed Music Pass launch

    Shawn Knight
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    YouTube's upcoming music subscription service has been hit with yet another setback. Chris LaRosa, YouTube's product manager in charge of music, is parting ways with Google at the end of the week to join an undisclosed startup according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
  • Google's colorful new Play Store update is rolling out as we speak

    Brittany Vincent
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Waiting around to check out the new look of the Play Store ever since Google announced it was due for a facelift? Well, you can head over to the storefront to check out if you've made it to an early batch, as Google's aesthetically-pleasing Play Store update is rolling out gradually right...
  • Intel unveils business-class SSD Pro 2500 Series with self-encryption

    Shawn Knight
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:15 am
    Intel recently announced a new edition to its Professional Family of solid state drives, the Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series. These new business-class drives offer a wealth of security and manageability features, fast performance and a lower total cost of ownership according to a press release on the matter.
  • Comcast does a U-turn, admits rep from retention call was doing "what we trained him to do"

    Himanshu Arora
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    After that excruciating recorded call between AOL product manager Ryan Block and a Comcast customer rep went viral last week, the cable company quickly apologized noting that's not "how our customer service representatives are trained to operate". But as many already suspected, turns out that's not true. ...
  • Microsoft all but confirms it shelved the Surface Mini

    Shawn Knight
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Even before the Surface Pro 2 was released, rumors suggested Microsoft was working on a Mini version of its Windows tablet. Such talk spilled over into 2014 and by mid-year, we were certain we'd see the smaller slate show up on stage during Microsoft's "small gathering" on May 20. ...
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  • What is IT Strategy?

    Bill Wood
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    Business & IT Strategy We hear it almost every day, IT Strategy, Business Strategy, strategic customer accounts, strategic widgets, etc. Strategy is applied to so many areas and so many things that the word has almost become meaningless.  The term “strategy” has become trite because it is used so much with so little understanding. With all the buzz around strategy, and the lack of clarity and simplicity for what Strategy actually IS, I did a lot of research several years ago and produced my own model:   What I discovered is almost universal confusion of what is tactical…
  • SAP & IT Outsourcing – RESULTS MATTER!

    Bill Wood
    24 Jun 2014 | 9:15 am
    In House vs. Outsource Business today is looking for a way to provide shareholder value.  Outsourcing has become one of the latest “crazes” to boost stock values because shareholders believe it will reduce costs.  While your share price may increase in the short term, you may not see the cost savings and your share price will suffer later as your cost basis increases. It is sad that the cost saving “dream” presented during all those sales pitches often become a “nightmare” of spiraling costs and management headaches.  If you go into your outsourcing…
  • Dear SAP — IT’s Past HANA TIME

    Bill Wood
    16 Jun 2014 | 9:25 am
    In-Memory DB Recently there has been a lot of activity around in-memory database processing.  Oracle announced in-memory which it is positioning as a direct competitor to HANA [Fn1]; IBM, Microsoft, and others are getting on the “in-memory” bandwagon as well [FN2].  A quick check of Wikipedia indicates there are numerous companies claiming “in-memory” database processing as well [FN3]. Then there is the huge performance difference between Solid State Drives (SSD) and physical media Hard Drive Disks (HDD), being somewhere around 75 times or greater the Database I/O…
  • SAP and IT Outsourcing – Vendor Management Considerations

    Bill Wood
    7 May 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Outsourcing Motives One of the hot trends in IT is outsourcing.  The allure of smooth sailing, fewer headaches, and lower cost generally capture senior leadership’s attention.  The sales pitches about all of the success stories are often compelling.  But just like calm (but murky) waters on a mild day hide the rocks under the surface so do many of the outsourcing vendor claims. With some background understanding (and a lot of due diligence) you can avoid most of those rocks and navigate these waters. It does take work, work that your outsourcing vendor will never tell you. Any…
  • SAP & IT Outsourcing – Vendor Management Tactics & Strategies

    Bill Wood
    7 May 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Outsourcing Tactics & Strategy In an outsourcing arrangement you have one of two approaches: work up front to reduce potential disputes or be prepared to deal with the fallout. The less aggressive you are with your outsourcing management the more profitable you are to the outsourcing company. Does fallout mean you will be in court? Sometimes yes, but sometimes it means re-negotiating a contract or, worse still, skyrocketing costs which can exceed the original costs that were replaced. Outsourcing Relationship or Arrangement The sales personnel for outsourcing will push the idea of…
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  • Malibu Leads U.S. Mainstreaming of Stop/Start Technology

    Guest Post
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Fuel-saving ‘blink of an eye’ standard application combats effects of vehicle idlingIn the blink of an eye, the 2014 and 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is leading the way in bringing fuel-saving standard start/stop technology to the mainstream sedan market.Ninety-seven percent of customers who purchased a 2014 or 2015 Malibu – accounting for about 83,000 vehicles – opted for the 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder base engine equipped with standard stop/start technology. It is the most aggressive rollout of stop/start technology in the U.S. by an American automaker.Stop/start reduces fuel consumption and…
  • Last Month Was the Hottest June of All Time

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Just like the month that preceded it, June 2014 was the hottest of its kind in our planet’s history.According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), global land and ocean surface temperatures combined for an average of 61.2 degrees, making last month the hottest June ever. That figure exceeded the previous record in 1998 by 1.3 degrees.In addition to marking the second consecutive month with a record high global temperature, June was also the fifth month this year to rank among the four hottest of all time for its respective month. February was the only…
  • Renewables: More Than Half of 2014′s New U.S. Energy Capacity

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Renewable energy continues growing its share of new electricity generation in the U.S.According to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, solar and wind energy constituted more than half of the new generating capacity in the country for the first half of 2014. Solar and wind energy combined for 1.83 gigawatts (GW) of the total 3.53 GW installed from January to June. New generation in-service (new build and expansion). Graphic credit: FERCNatural gas constituted much of the remainder of installed capacity with about 1.56 GW. Coal and…
  • How Does U.S. Rank in Energy Efficiency?

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    While the rest of spent much of the past month watching the World Cup, hoping our fandom would help push the U.S. to a better outcome, one nonprofit was busy ranking the world’s top energy efficiency performers.The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has unveiled the top 16 countries in terms of energy efficiency policies and programs. The U.S. finished near the bottom, placing at No. 13. The country scored a 42 out of a possible 100 on its scorecard, which is based on four categories: Buildings, industry, transportation and national effort.Meanwhile, Germany…
  • Colbert Pokes Fun at ‘Rolling Coal’

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If you’re the type of person others would consider an environmentalist or you just happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, you might be subjected to a fellow motorist “rolling coal.”Apparently, it’s the new middle finger.When a driver rolls coal, he or she revs up their diesel truck engine to produce and emit large black clouds from the $500 smoke stacks they would have needed to install on their vehicles. Also known as “Prius repellent,” the act of rolling coal is basically a protest of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, President Barack Obama and any inkling…
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  • Understand Windows 8 Libraries To Master Storage Space

    Matt Smith
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Managing a computer’s storage has always been a challenge. Microsoft’s addition of libraries to Windows has in some ways made organization easier, but this important feature isn’t self-explanatory, and using it to overcome some of Windows 8′s shortcomings requires specific knowledge. Here’s everything you must know to get the most out of libraries. What Are Libraries? Libraries, which were introduced in Windows 7, are virtual folders. They look like folders and act like folders, but the files in them don’t actually reside within the library itself. In a…
  • Will a Sign Language Translation App Ever Become a Reality?

    Ryan Dube
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Imagine a world where the barriers between the deaf and the hearing are gone. A world where conversations flow fluidly among those who hear sound, and those who don’t. Could that world become real in the near future? Back in June, a group of marketing students at Berghs School of Communication developed a concept video for a fictional product called Google Gesture. The product included a wearable wrist band and a mobile app that used electromyography to read the muscle movements of a deaf person doing sign language. The system then passed those signals to the app, which translated…
  • How Does Bitcoin Work?

    Andre Infante
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    About a year ago when the Bitcoin train was just starting to gather steam, a friend turned to me and asked, “So why can’t you just copy a Bitcoin?” This is a confusion that a lot of people have, and a fair one: the notion of a digital entity that can’t be easily copied is entirely unintuitive. In fact, the Bitcoin network is one of the coolest, and least understood technology in the popular consciousness right now. That’s a shame, because the underlying mechanics of Bitcoin is really pretty straightforward. You don’t even need any particularly hard math, if…
  • Missed EVO 2014? 6 Matches You Need To See

    Dave LeClair
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    The last couple of weeks have been huge in the world of eSports. We had the International 4, the giant Dota 2 tournament with a prize pool of over $10 million, and we had EVO, the annual event where the best fighting game players gather to compete in games like Street Fighter 4, Marvel vs. Capcom, and Smash Brothers. As is the case every year at EVO, some incredible matches took place. When you put the best fighting game players around the world together, you’re bound to get some special fights, and those are the battles we are going to...Read the full article: Missed EVO 2014? 6…
  • What Does Facebook Selling Your Data Mean For Privacy?

    Dann Albright
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Facebook has been the subject of a number of very concerning news stories over the past few years, from not deleting user data to conducting and publishing emotionally manipulative research. But the social giant is getting ready to take it to a whole new level: selling your browsing data directly to advertising companies. “But wait . . . doesn’t it already sell tons of data to advertisers?” you might be asking. Yes, it does. But there’s an important distinction that many people don’t realize: right now, the information that Facebook sells to advertisers has to do…
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • Alert: Browser Hijacking Symptoms

    The Pit Crew
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Are you seeing endless pop-ups with offers of Tech Support 800 numbers and offers to help - your browser has probably been hijacked. The post Alert: Browser Hijacking Symptoms appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Three Ways to Prevent Browser Hijacking There are a few ways a hijacker can actually... 8 Signs Your Browser Has Been Hijacked Have you noticed anything odd about the way your IE,... 3 Important Safety Tips for Browser Extensions Browser extensions can greatly enhance your browsing experience. Unfortunately,...
  • Protecting Against Latest Flash Exploit

    Make Tech Easier
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    What is the “Rosetta” flash exploit and what you can do about it. The post Protecting Against Latest Flash Exploit appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Another IE8 Zero Day Exploit Internet Explorer 8 has yet another zero-day exploit, which... 10 Creative Uses for a USB Flash Drive As USB drive prices continue to fall and your... Is my flash memory card fake? Found this piece of software while searching for some...
  • 8 Reasons Windows 8 Sucks

    Dave's Computer Tips
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    The frustrations of Windows 8 users tend to follow these 8 lines of reasoning. The post 8 Reasons Windows 8 Sucks appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: 6 Reasons to Love Windows 8 Richard Pedersen breaks down his love for Windows 8.... 6 Reasons You Should Have 2 Monitors A larger monitor is not always the best answer... Windows 8 New Users Need Patience Whatever method you use to become a Windows 8...
  • 4 Tips for Windows 8 Power Users

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    Windows 8.x users have no fear, regain the flexibility offered by earlier versions of Windows. The post 4 Tips for Windows 8 Power Users appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: 7 Ways To Improve Windows 8 Performance Windows 8 may be an improved version of Windows... Adjust Your Windows 7 Power Saving Options Windows 7 allows users to adjust power saving features... Windows Talk: How to Create a Laptop Power Efficiency Report If you are a Laptop user your Laptop battery...
  • Fix Files Waiting to Be Burned

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    Tired of seeing the 'files waiting to be burned' message in Windows? The post Fix Files Waiting to Be Burned appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Windows Talk: Backup Files You Can Safely Delete Backup files are usually the first thing to go... Everything You Need to Know About Windows Temporary Files In this article we shall have a look at... Never Delete These Windows Files When spring cleaning your PC - make sure to leave...
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  • How MMS is Shaping Mobile Marketing

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

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

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

    1 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    Video is the most engaging form of media, and as a business this is something that you need to take advantage of. You can have your own corporate video made up by a professional video production company, and this is a great way to communicate messages and attract new customers and clients. It is no secret that one of the best ways to be a profitable and successful company is to have a well planned-out and executed advertising and marketing campaign, as this will help to raise awareness and draw in new customers. The times have now changed in advertising and marketing and it means that it can…
  • The Best Software for Malware Removal

    11 Jun 2014 | 8:14 am
    Its designation being a reference to its maliciousness (malicious intent), “malware” is essentially software that’s been designed for nefarious purposes, either to disrupt someone’s computer system or glean some type of information from it.  Part of the problem with malware of course is that it often remains largely invisible and/or infiltrates a machine by tagging onto seemingly innocuous programs.  Quite obviously it’s always a good idea to get rid of any and all malware as soon as possible or even better, try to prevent it from actually getting onto your system in the first…
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  • Review: Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830

    Brian Burgess
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Logitech launched its Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard which is aimed at those who have a PC connected to the big screen and need a companion for presentations or enjoying a movie on the couch. It illuminates in the dark and also allows you to control Windows from the built-in touchpad. .. Continue Reading Review: Logitech Illuminated Living-Room Keyboard K830 Section: Home Entertainment Tags: Entertainment, Keyboard, Logitech, Multimedia, Reviews, Windows, Windows 8.1, Wireless Related Articles: Logitech adds G710+ Mechanical Gaming Keyboard to G-series Logitech announces ultra-thin iPad…
  • Chandra X-ray Observatory celebrates 15th anniversary with new supernova images

    Stu Robarts
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Today is the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Chandra is one of NASA's "Great Observatories," along with the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope. Since its launch, its x-ray vision and high sensitivity have helped us to better understand the universe... Continue Reading Chandra X-ray Observatory celebrates 15th anniversary with new supernova images Section: Space Tags: Anniversary, Astronomy, Imaging, NASA, Satellite, X-ray Related Articles: NASA Observatory records 20 million-mph winds off stellar-mass black hole Massive black holes stop the…
  • New device generates electricity from condensation

    Dario Borghino
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:11 pm
    MIT researchers have found a way to generate small amounts of electricity from condensation, by having electrically-charged droplets jump between superhydrophobic (water-repelling) and hydrophilic (water-attracting) metal plates. The advance could be especially useful in remote areas or developing countries, not least because it produces clean water as a side product. .. Continue Reading New device generates electricity from condensation Section: Science Tags: Electricity, Hydrophobic, MIT, Renewable Energy Related Articles: Jumping droplets could offer more efficient thermal management…
  • Mini simulated cardiovascular system could speed testing of medications

    Ben Coxworth
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    When scientists want to find out how a new medication will affect the cardiovascular system, the traditional way of doing so is via animal or human trials. This takes time, can be potentially harmful to the test subjects, and doesn't always deliver conclusive results. Thanks to a device created at Coventry University in the UK, however, the testing process may soon be quicker, safer and more reliable. .. Continue Reading Mini simulated cardiovascular system could speed testing of medications Section: Medical Tags: Coventry University, Heart Disease, Medication, Testing Related Articles:…
  • Nokia outs wallet-friendly Lumia 530 smartphone

    Chris Wood
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Nokia has thrown its hat into the budget ring with the Lumia 530, an affordable handset with low-end yet capable specs. The 530 is the cheapest Windows Phone device yet, offering a 4-in display and quad core processor... Continue Reading Nokia outs wallet-friendly Lumia 530 smartphone Section: Mobile Technology Tags: Microsoft, Nokia, Nokia Lumia, Smartphones, Speakers, Windows Phone 8 Related Articles: Nokia introduces budget-friendly Lumia 510 The Lumia 710 will be the first Nokia Windows Phone in the U.S. Nokia unveils new flagship Windows Phone 8 handset: the Lumia 920 Nokia unveils…
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  • How to Take Great Photos Using Your Android Phone

    David Gitonga
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Smartphone cameras have gotten powerful, and sometimes even more powerful than point-and-shoot digital cameras. Camera phones, like that on the Nokia Lumia 1020 that packs 41MP camera, have greatly accelerated the digital photography field, and we are starting to see very high quality photography coming out of these devices.With a great camera on hand, the only thing that prevents you from taking a great shot is the shooter itself. How can you make the best use of your camera phone and take great photos?1. Get Close and Avoid Using the Zoom FeatureUnlike the normal camera that comes with…
  • How to Delete Fonts using the Windows Registry

    Paul Ferson
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    Computer use is marked by the sheer amount of text read daily. For the overwhelming majority of information read, the font will never be a concern. Yet, if you’ve ventured onto a website like 1001 Free Fonts or Da Font, you’ll have no doubt downloaded a few fonts to see how they look or to complete a single, long-forgotten task.Do this often enough, and you’ll eventually encounter an error message as you delete a font or family of fonts.Windows is not forthcoming with information on what application is using the font; even with the details in the window unhidden, the operating system…
  • The 8 Best Apps to Install First When Buying a New Mac

    Mark O'Neill
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Two years ago, I made the leap to the Dark Side by using Mac OSX for the first time. After years of using Windows, I suddenly became “infected by the fruit virus.”. Here are the eight software apps you NEED to install when buying a brand new Mac computer.1. SkypeWhen it comes to communication, it’s hard to beat Skype (although it does have competitors nipping at their heels, such as Google Hangouts). If you work online for a living, then you will probably be using Skype all the time to communicate with colleagues and / or customers. The Mac version of Skype does have a…
  • How to Get Gmail Read Receipts and Email Open Notifications

    Vamsi Krishna
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Whenever we send an email to the other person, we generally hope that the email will be opened and they will reply us with some response. Unfortunately, hope doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be done. In fact, there will be times when we are in desperate need to know if the receiving party has even opened the sent email. After all, most of us hate to be ignored.Gmail users doesn’t have any built-in feature to request read receipts or to get email open notifications. That said, there are traditional methods to track email opens like using images, Google scripts, link…
  • How to Convert Img Files to Odin Flashable Files [Android]

    Mahesh Makvana
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    Odin is one of those tools that helps you flash custom development files, such as custom ROMs and custom mods, on your Samsung devices. It is a widely used tool for flashing almost all types of Samsung devices that run Android as their operating system. In order to flash a file with Odin, it must be a valid Odin flashable file. Most of the times, especially while looking for custom recoveries, you come around files that have .img as their extension. These are nothing but image files that must first be converted to Odin flashable files to make them work with your device. So how do you go about…
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  • 15 Tools to Search for Perfect Domain Name

    shabnam sultan
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    Choosing the perfect domain name for your service, product or business is an important step in branding your online identity. Finding a right domain is a daunting task however, most of the top-level domain names are already taken. A right…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 10 Best Free Tools To Test Your Website on Mobile Devices 15 Awesome Free and Paid Logo Maker Tools 15 Awesome Website Builders to Create Free Website 3 Ways To Read Your Favorite Website Offline 8 Best Alternatives To Dropbox
  • 8 Best Alternatives To Dropbox

    shabnam sultan
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Cloud Services have changed the way we store data, videos and pictures. Dropbox is perhaps one of the best Cloud storage service which lets users to sync data across different computers and mobile devices. Dropbox free version offers storage up…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 10 Best Free Tools To Test Your Website on Mobile Devices 10 Free Tools For Website Speed Test 15 Awesome Free and Paid Logo Maker Tools 15 Awesome Website Builders to Create Free Website 3 Ways To Read Your Favorite Website Offline
  • 7 Best WordPress Themes for Kindergarten or Preschool in 2014

    shabnam sultan
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:25 am
    WordPress blogs are used for various purposes and WordPress themes are created to cater to specific needs and requirements. In this article we will be going through WordPress themes for kindergarten or preschool. If you are looking forward to create…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 8 WordPress Plugins to manage banner ads Customize WordPress Admin Panel Using 5 Simple Techniques
  • Three Ways Software Is Reshaping Our World

    shabnam sultan
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:41 pm
    When we think of software, we tend to think of computers. When we think of computers, we think of geeks with neck beards and blue shirts. Outside of Office and iTunes, we are hardly aware of software in our own…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Virgin Media Broadband is Found to be the Fastest in the UK Pro Gaming 101: What It Takes to Have the Skills, Earn the Name and Get Paid to Play 5 Awesome Office Gadgets For 2013 Best Coupon Sites To Find Shopping Deals Online 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2014
  • 20 Top iPhone Apps for Web Designers

    shabnam sultan
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:46 am
    iPhone has changed the use of Mobile technology, thanks to the availability of millions of apps in the iTunes Store for gamers, photographers, developers and more. If you are a Web designer on go, you can make notes, create color…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Download iOS 4.2.6 for Verizon iPhone 4 (Direct Link) Cydia 1.1 Features – Faster Performance and Improved Graphics iPhone 5 Features – NFC Technology iOS 6 Beta 2 10A5338d Released For Developers (Changelog) How To Update iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS To iOS 6 Without Updating Baseband
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    Science + Technology – Articles – The Conversation

  • Investing in space: what the UK Space Agency can teach Australia

    Barnaby Osborne, Academic Fellow, Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research at UNSW Australia
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Soaring above Western Australia ‒ we need a new approach to get more of a share in the global space industry.Flickr/NASA s Marshall Space Flight Center, CC BY-NCAustralia has had an active civil space program since 1947 but has much to learn if it is to capture a bigger share of growing billion dollar global space industry. The potential size and scope of the Australian space sector compares well against several other space nations, notably the United Kingdom and Canada. But both those nations have more effective space sectors that are centrally administered by a single government body,…
  • Independent safety reviews will foster trust in GM technology

    Jack Heinemann, Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at University of Canterbury
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:44 pm
    To rebuild public trust in GM products, safety claims must be confirmed by independent research.IRRI Photos/Flickr, CC BYThe topic of releasing genetically modified (GM) products into food and the environment is highly polarised. But are we making any progress with it? The debate is now so vicious and impatient that to have any engagement is taken as permission by others to tell you that you are “pro” or “anti” everything that has to do with these products, even extending to accusations of your support for the science behind them. But a 2013 report Where there is smoke, is there fire?
  • Any name will do from now on says Google – why the change?

    Andrew Quodling, PhD Candidate at Queensland University of Technology
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Google changes its policy on usernames.Flickr/Robert Occhialini , CC BY-NCGoogle has announced a surprising end to its controversial “Real Name” policy with a contrite post on Google+, telling users that there are “no more restrictions” on the names people can use. This is a dramatic change in policy for the company which suspended users en masse in 2011 for using pseudonyms – an event that users have since described as The Nymwars. The policy had been criticised since for being capriciously enforced, allowing celebrities such as American musician Soulja Boy (real name DeAndre…
  • How to better allocate research money and fix a flawed system

    Julia Lane, Institute fellow at American Institutes for Research
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Research funding will continue to be haphazard if an anecdotal approach continues to be taken.Lisa S/www.shutterstock.comTaxpayers want to know that their money is well spent on research. Yet funding agencies persist in trying to explain research results in terms of papers and publications rather than in terms of people – which is how the ideas from research affect both science and the economy. Already CSIRO has had more than A$110 million cut in the latest budget and has had its research potential cut back significantly. With almost 500 jobs lost in the last financial year and another 700…
  • Let's spend more wisely on research in Australia

    Elizabeth Webster, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and Director, Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia at University of Melbourne
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    How do we know if we're getting value for money on research funding?Flickr/Régis Matthey, CC BY-NC-SAAustralia allocates around A$9 billion a year of taxpayers’ money for research, but how do we know if that money is being spent wisely? With the Australian Government threatening to reduce the amount of money allocated to research, it is time for researchers to take a more serious look at how to improve the research funding system. Despite criticism of the Australian research funding system, there has been a lack of meaningful change in the system. The majority of researchers see the…
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  • Xiaomi launches self-proclaimed ‘fastest smartphone in the world’, the Mi4

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    Xiaomi has gained the Asian market attention with its last release, the Xiaomi Mi3. Within an hour of its release in the Indian market, the Mi3 phone sold off in ecommerce site Flipkart. Compared to its features and price with Motorola and Samsung phones, Xiaomi is offering the greatest features at a budget cost. After […]
  • Nokia officially rolls out Cyan update globally

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Yet another experience for Window Phone users is on the way. Nokia officially starts rolling our Cyan update for Nokia Lumia users around the world. Lumia Cyan is the new Windows 8.1 update that will hit with all new incredible features. This includes an all new and improved ‘Action Center’ section to personalize your Windows […]
  • LG’s KizOn wearable allow parents to track their kids

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    LG launched its KizOn wearable that allow parents to track their kids’ location. The cellular wristband can call predefined numbers with a single button and parents can call to check in with their kids. The device is completely water resistant and comes in variable colors. KizOn has 400 mAh battery capacity and comes with 64MB […]
  • Blackberry Messenger beta for Windows Phone is here!

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:48 am
    Thus the long wait for Windows Phone users has ended. Blackberry Messenger lands with its beta phase in the Windows Phone store. BBM is a popular chat messaging and voice calling app for Blackberry smartphones which has been introduced later for iOS and Android devices. The app is currently in a testing phase and will […]
  • OS X Yosemite Preview and iOS 8 beta 3 for developers now available for download

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Apple latest releases at the WWDC are the Mac’s latest OS version OS X Yosemite and it smartphone OS iOS 8 beta. Yosemite includes a bundle of new features like improved design language, AirDrop, improved Notification center, Spotlight, iCloud Drive, etc. Apple released a developer preview of OS X Yosemite today that is available for […]
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  • Economics 101: How the Cloud is Changing More Than Just Technology

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    While the impact of cloud computing on technology has been widely discussed, the impact of cloud on the macroeconomic landscape has largely gone unnoticed and undiscussed.  Affiliate Partner John Parkinson gives his views on the various ways the cloud impacts the bigger economic picture. Click here to read the full article ...
  • Disruptive Innovation: A Flawed Idea?

    16 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    Every executive claims that they want disruptive innovation.  However, disruptive innovation is not necessarily as beneficial as it has been made out to be.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, examines the idea of disruptive innovation and asks whether or not "Managed Evolution" is a better approach for further progress. Click here to read more ....
  • Perspective on Rapid Growth and Future Vision of "Internet of Things"

    16 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am
    The Internet of Things is not only something that changes the way we live, but it will also have significant economic benefits.  High tech companies are beginning to pay attention to the movement to best take advantage of those benefits.  Waterstone has released a new perspective on how to best capitalize on the opportunities offered by the Internet of Things Click here to read more
  • The CFO Playbook on Growth: How CFOs Can Boost Efficiency and Performance with Automation

    18 Jun 2014 | 11:36 am
    Today's CFOs have a wide array of technological choices to make to optimize their company's workflows and back-office processes and in turn lower costs and increase revenues.  While not every company has the time or resources to consider new IT investments, many low barrier-to-entry solutions are still available to create productivity gains and growth.  John Lieblang, Affiliate Partner, participates as a panelist in this CFO webinar discussion, sharing his views on how CFOs can best leverage technology to drive long-term gains Click here to access the webinar
  • Who Will be the Data Keepers?

    16 Jun 2014 | 11:31 am
    As data traffic grows to be more complicated and more difficult to deal with, there inevitably will come a point where the choice of which data gets retained and which data discarded becomes pivotal.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, ruminates on the increasing scale of data storage, the necessary decisions that will have to be made, and the people who will have to make those decisions.
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  • Want to launch your own DDoS attacks on a website? $200 will get you everything you need

    Wayne Williams
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Cybercriminals don’t have to make their own malware these days, they can simply purchase ready-made kits. They don’t need to take out a bank loan to do so either -- malware is more affordable than you might think. Trustwave’s security researchers did a little digging and found that depending on the type, malware can cost as little as two hundred dollars on the black market, and the tools on offer are pretty sophisticated too. Got your wallet ready? Here’s a price list of just some of the currently available malware: $200 -- For this you can buy the Neutrino Bot Malware Kit which can…
  • I cut cable's cord again and mean it this time

    Joe Wilcox
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    Overnight, AT&T U-verse went dark in the Wilcox household. We're cord cutters once more. A year ago, we let the service go for about two weeks but returned after Cox Internet failed to deliver constant connection. When going back to AT&T for just the Net, the company made an offer I couldn't refuse: Hundreds of channels, HD, DVR, and Internet for $99 a month. Cost would be $69 without the television service. But with Game of Thrones and Walking Dead behind, and the 12-month contract expired (yesterday), streaming is once again high on the thrifty list. I made several phone calls…
  • Seagate Central comes to Roku -- pirates rejoice!

    Brian Fagioli
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    In the olden days, people used to collect CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays (some still do). Buying physical media loaded with content was commonplace. However, the spread of legal streaming caused many to abandon their collecting and instead opt for services like Netflix, Hulu and Beats Music to name a few. Devices such as Fire TV and Roku have made the process far easier. Of course, some people still download media illegally rather than pay for a subscription or rental. These people fill large hard drives with files from The Pirate Bay and other nefarious sites. Some pirates also like the…
  • Amazon unveils massive database expansion for Prime Music service

    Alan Buckingham
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Just a few weeks ago, Amazon added one more perk to its Prime service, gifting customers with a music streaming service. The launch was a bit clumsy, as many of the songs and artists searched for were not available. However, as I wrote at the time, I expected that to improve. Today the first leap forward takes place. The retailer is adding hundreds of thousands of new songs to the service, and also promising hundreds of new playlists. "The response we've had to Prime Music has far exceeded our expectations and we’re excited to make Prime Music even more valuable for Prime members",…
  • Kingston's new solid state drive almost cracks 1TB barrier

    Jamie Hinks
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    A new 1TB solid state drive [SSD] is on the horizon after Kingston Digital began shipping high-speed flash drives with a capacity that closes in on the significant milestone. The Kingston SSDNow V310 SSD comes with a 960GB memory size that allows an entire hard drive to be migrated onto a new system at high speed and is capable of 450Mbps read and write speeds. "SSDNow V310 with its large 960GB capacity is the perfect upgrade to an existing system as it improves boot speeds and application load times helping maximize one’s computer investment," stated Ariel Perez, SSD business manager at…
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    Tech Prezz

  • Apple releases iOS 8 beta 4; features Tip App

    Louis Jacob
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    You may know that Apple is working on its next version of iOS first introduced at WWDC and the company has now introduced iOS beta 4. The OS is expected to bring some new...Apple releases iOS 8 beta 4; features Tip App head over to Tech Prezz
  • Windows 8.1 Update 2 reportedly to be released on August 12

    Louis Jacob
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    Windows recently released a major update for its Windows 8 called Windows 8.1 Update 1 and now it seems that next major update is on the  way. If the recent reports and rumors are...Windows 8.1 Update 2 reportedly to be released on August 12 head over to Tech Prezz
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Duos gets Android 4.4 KitKat Update

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Major high-end Android devices out there have already got Android 4.4 KitKat, but there are still some devices to get the KitKat and one among them is Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, though the update for Galaxy...Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Duos gets Android 4.4 KitKat Update head over to Tech Prezz
  • AT&T offers LG G Watch for half price starting July 8th

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    LG recently announced its wearable LG G Watch and AT&T will be the first US carrier to offer the device. You will be able to grab yours starting July 8th for a price of...AT&T offers LG G Watch for half price starting July 8th head over to Tech Prezz
  • LG announces G Pad 10.1 Global Availability; Pricing yet to be revealed

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    When it comes to tablets, there is no many versions from the Korean giant LG but  it certainly has a few devices out there called G pad  and recently the company announced its largest of...LG announces G Pad 10.1 Global Availability; Pricing yet to be revealed head over to Tech Prezz
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  • Asus ZenFone 5 launched in India at Rs. 9,999

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

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

    Himanshu Gupta
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:33 am
    Micromax, one of the most popular smartphone brand in India launched their first Windows Phone 8.1 based smartphone in India. Priced in the affordable range of Rs. 6,500 and Rs 9,500 for Canvas Win W092 and Canvas Win W121 respectively. Both the smartphone comes with Dual SIM support. Canvas Win W121 comes with a 5inch […]
  • Spice Smart Flo Poise Mi 451 Review

    Himanshu Gupta
    15 Jun 2014 | 10:55 am
    Spice Smart Flo Poise Mi 451 is an entry level affordable smartphone with a price of just Rs, 5,499 in India. It comes with a 4.5 inch IPS display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels resolution but lets see how much it scores on performance. Look And Feel The phone fits your hands […]
  • Motorola Moto E Review

    Himanshu Gupta
    1 Jun 2014 | 11:55 am
    After the success of Motorola Moto G, the company has launched Moto E a cheaper version of Moto G at a price of just Rs. 6,999. Well cheaper price does not mean bad specs in the case of Moto E but lets see does the specs do the necessary magic or not. Look and Feel […]
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  • How to Get Unlimited Skips & Play Any Song on Spotify Mobile

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.spotify iconSpotify was made available for free on Mobile and Tablets last year. Premium users can enjoy complete features of Spotify across all devices while Free users on Mobile are limited to only Shuffle Play with a limited number of Skips (6 per hour). That is very limited for someone who has a huge playlist.The Tablet version of Spotify is somewhat different. This version doesn’t have any limitations on the Skips nor does it force you to use only Shuffle Play, you can select a playlist and play any song anytime and any number…
  • Auto Clear or a Widget to Clear WhatsApp Chat History

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.whatsappSome people like to keep their Chat history clean, WhatsApp is one of those apps that provides a way to clear all conversations easily. But still its tedious to go to Settings and clicking on Clear All Conversations. Hence I decided to create a little script to automatically clear WhatsApp chat history.Requirements:1. Tasker App. (Paid)2. SQlite Installer for Root.3. Rooted Android.You can either let Tasker automatically clear the history every day/every hour/every second or create a small widget which will clear the history on one…
  • CactusVPN Review : Fast and Cheap VPN with Smart DNS

    20 Jul 2014 | 12:37 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Cactus VPN LogoCactusVPN is a VPN service provider that I recently came across and decided to take a look at their services. They have a fair amount of servers which I think they will be expanding. As with most new VPN providers, they have two main modules. The VPN and the Smart DNS.A VPN changes your IP and re-routes your entire traffic through their encrypted tunnel. This is to be used when privacy and security if of utmost importance. Eg: When browsing your bank account from a Public WiFi hotspot.The Smart DNS service doesn’t…
  • How to Read Kindle Books Anywhere without a Kindle

    17 Jul 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Kindle is Amazon’s own product aimed at Book lovers. It is Amazon’s designed and developed E-book reader. The device is sold by Amazon on its website and comes in many varieties and versions.Amazon as you know is known for its massive collection of Books. Amazon offers both Hard copies and Soft copies of books and the best part is most of these books are offered at dirt cheap rates on Amazon. Furthermore they also offer some of these books for free from time to time. At least the E-books are offered for free. I will show you…
  • Get 6 Months of LastPass Premium Upgrade for Free

    14 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.lastpass logoLastpass is one of the best Password Manager (&more) out there. Their Free version is sufficient for most people but they also offer a premium version of their service which adds a few handy features such as LastPass on mobile, InApp filling etc. You can find the complete list of Premium Features here : LastPass Free vs. Premium.Now the Premium upgrade costs around $1 per month. Which is very cheap for what they offer but it gets even better, now they are offering 6 Months of their premium version for free to everyone.This…
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    Do More With Software

  • A Great Testimonial from a customer about NCH Products

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

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

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

    NCH Software
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:55 pm
    NCH Software is continuing to develop valuable tools and software for the Business Productivity space. Express Project Management Software is NCH Software's newest addition to the already great assortment of business tools and utilities.Below is a quick video introduction for Express Project Management Software.Express Project is an organization tool designed to simplify project and task management. This software ensures that there is a clear breakdown of what you and your team members need to accomplish along different stages in the project timeline. Express Project features several…
  • New Music Practice Software from NCH Software

    NCH Software
    20 Mar 2014 | 3:02 pm
    PlayPerfect Free Music Practice Software is the newest tool added to NCH Software's Audio Software and Tools.  It can help you practice, learn, and improve playing your favorite instrument using your Windows PC.PlayPerfect Music Practice Software has visual cues, playback, and performance reports to help young musicians train their ears to detect wrong or out-of-tune notes.  It's a fun way to practice or learn your favorite instrument.PlayPerfect Free Music Practice Software for Windows features:- Moving cursor- Color-changing notes indicating correct or incorrect- Built-in…
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    Vendor Strategy

  • India’s 2014-2015 Budget: A Gold Rush For Tech Vendors

    Manish Bahl
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:39 pm
    The new Indian government announced its maiden 2014-2015 budget yesterday. Forrester views the latest budget as progressive, pragmatic, and a step toward building a "new" India. We expect the aggressive push on infrastructure and manufacturing as well as the focus on reforms to help lift India out of its economic doldrums. Here, in no particular order, are Forrester's top five takeaways from the budget from an ICT spending perspective:Read moreCategories:India budget spending technology
  • Key Takeaways From A Discussion With Wipro’s CEO

    Manish Bahl
    3 Jun 2014 | 9:31 am
    I recently had a great discussion with TK Kurien, the CEO of Wipro Technologies, at the company's campus in Bangalore, India. During the discussion, TK shared his thoughts on Wipro's future. He sees the following as critical to success:Read moreCategories:CEO India Wipro digital
  • PaaS Is Entering The Next Business Maturity Phase With AT&T

    Stefan Ried
    15 Nov 2011 | 7:14 am
    Forrester has done quite a number of reports in the last two years around platform-as-a-service (PaaS) from the long-term strategy perspective from me and from the application developer perspective from my friend John R. Rymer. During this time, we saw many different business cases around PaaS. We have predicted and quantified that the major buying power of PaaS will come out of three camps:Read moreCategories:IaaS PaaS SaaS cloud computing
  • Vendors Prepare For Corporate Application Store Opportunities

    Michele Pelino
    21 Oct 2011 | 11:28 am
    Firms are expanding beyond basic applications, deploying line-of-business mobile applications to address the needs of specific workers including the sales force, help desk, supply chain, logistics, and inventory management personnel. A growing number of firms are using mobile application stores to distribute these apps. In fact, 35% of enterprise organizations currently use mobile app stores, up from 27% of firms in 2010 (see Figure below). Mobile application stores gained momentum over the past few years as firms including Apple, BlackBerry, Nokia, and Google developed mobile application…
  • The Empire Strikes Back — But Who’s The Target?

    Stefan Ried
    5 Oct 2011 | 3:45 pm
    It was only about a year ago when Larry Ellison was confusing the OpenWorld audience with the "cloud in a box" approach, and only a very few CIOs managed to turn a large Oracle landscape into a real private cloud based on an opex model to their business units. But a lot has changed since last year.Read moreCategories:Oracle Oracle Open World PaaS cloud cloud computing
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  • Animals: educational kids game Android Game Review – Lots to See and Do

    Paul Suddaby
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Animals: educational kids game Educational 0DownloadDeveloped by Knbmedia, Animals: educational kids game is an excellent edutainment game with a huge amount of content and a very kid friendly presentation.Animals is a game where kids are given the chance to learn more about various different types of animals and the habitats they belong to. Players start by selecting a category of animal, such as farm animals or animals from Asia to begin the game. The player is then tasked with finding a variety of animals throughout the environment. Once all the animals are found, a camera is unlocked,…
  • ProShow Web Slideshow Creator iOS App Review – Always Online

    Paul Suddaby
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
     ProShow Web Slideshow CreatorPhotodexPhoto & VideoFreeDownloadProShow Web Slideshow Creator, developed by Photodex Corporation, is a stylish and feature packed slideshow creating application, which is unfortunately hampered by requiring an internet connection.Slideshows have always been a popular way of sharing photos with others, creating a continuity to what might otherwise be seen as unrelated photos. This means there are a multitude of slideshow creating apps, with this functionality even included in the built in Camera Roll application. Many of these apps are really quite good,…
  • ABODO iOS App Review

    Henry Dowling
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    ABODO Apartment SearchABODOLifestyleFreeDownloadBirthed in Madison, Wisconsin, apartment rental listing site ABODO has been taking the stress out of the accommodation hunt since 2012. The web-based portal quickly grew and spread across the US, giving users access to detailed, localised searches based on user-determined criteria. As a mobile extension of their web presence, the ABODO Apartment Search app for iOS takes the original idea and puts it right at your fingertips wherever you are.Before we get started with all the things that ABODO gets right, it’s important to mention one…
  • Apple’s 80 Million iPhone 6 Bet

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    The biggest iPhone launch since the launch of the iPhone? Pundits and analysts are smitten with the idea of an Apple branded phablet, so the idea that Apple will deliver two this Fall has pushed them to the edge. But what is Apple’s 80 million iPhone 6 bet really all about?If current rumors ring true, 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones will be meatier, but Samsung isn’t exactly killing it with big phones. Galaxy S5 sales just don’t impress.Regardless, no one’s seen Apple’s version of the phablet, but it’s gonna be killer!MarketWatch is reporting that Apple has…
  • Tim Cook: Best Ever Apple Q3 on Soaring iPhone, Mac Sales

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Apple’s third quarter 2014 results beat those post for the third quarter of 2013, which in turn beat all previous tallies for that accounting period. Yep, Tim Cook and his Cupertino, California-based crew are killing it. Nevertheless, although no one’s calling for his — this week — Wall Street only has eyes for new and, hopefully, exciting products.Apple has announced results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter, which wrapped up on June 28. As noted in the lede, it was yet another stellar quarter for the company.“Our record June quarter revenue was fueled by strong sales of…
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  • BenQ unveils RL2460HT to stir up the gaming action

    Chethan Thimmappa
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:32 am
    BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations today announced the launch of its fully optimized RL2460HT monitor for high-speed PC and console gaming — perfect for RTS- and MOBA-style games, as well as fighting games. The RL2460HT is equipped with BenQ’s exclusive RevolutionEyes™ technology to provide the visual comfort gamers need for better performance during prolonged hours of competitive play. The new RL2460HT has been specifically optimized for real-time strategy (RTS), first-person shooter (FPS) console games such as the all-new Call of Duty®:…
  • VH1 App now available on Windows Phone [India]

    Chethan Thimmappa
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    Apparently there are two different versions of VH1 App on Windows Phone. The one which recently covered by WPcentral and the other one which I noticed today on my Windows Phone’s featured app list whose logo looks something like this Interestingly both apps are official ones. I am assuming Non US users would be familiar with the above VH1 logo ( as that of VH1 TV) . If you are in India you can download this version of VH1 on your windows phone from here. Here goes the screenshots   Download VH1 app for windows phone [ India] . Download VH1 app for windows phone [ US and others ]…
  • Here is the preview of New Animated Lockscreen for Windows Phone 8.1

    Chethan Thimmappa
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:27 am
      Thanks to David Lorenzin who has uploaded new lockscreen preview video on youtube. The video shows how the upcoming lockscreens look like on windows phone 8.1 . The video showcases 3 different lockscreen themes Classic Clock plus Stripe Everything looks pretty interesting. 3 years back, say in December 2011, we had covered about free lockscreens available for windows phone 7 .  If you compare, there are significant changes from Windows Phone 7.  The new animated lockscreens looks classy. We are not sure if it supports something like pattern lock ( like Maze lock popular in Android…
  • Google Maps now available in Hindi

    Chethan Thimmappa
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    As a part of its global initiative to make maps more useful for users locally, Google is launching Google Maps in Hindi. Starting today, people will be able to see Hindi names for cities, localities, important roads, as well as popular points of interest such as public parks and schools, on the new Google Maps and on Google Maps on Android. To view Hindi name labels on Google Maps, people must enable Hindi as their preferred language on their device. From a computer, they can change the language preference to Hindi on their Google account settings or by selecting the “Hindi” option…
  • LG’s G3 now in India

    Chethan Thimmappa
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    LG Electronics’ most eagerly awaited smartphone, the LG G3, was launched in a glittering function at Mumbai’s Mehboob Studio. As a Statesman, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan regaled all present by introducing to them the various features of LG G3. Developed under the ‘Simple is the New Smart’ concept and the successor to the company’s well-received LG G2, the LG G3 is the amalgamation of its consumer research ‘Learning from You’ – an integral part of LG’s product development philosophy. In India, the G3 comes with a price tag of Rs. 47,990 for the 16 GB version and Rs. 50,990 for 32…
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  • Hoverbike Gets A 2nd-Gen Design, Wants You To Have A Go With The 1/3rd Scale Drone First

    mike chua
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:42 am
    it may sounds like it, but no, the Hoverbike which Chris Malloy has been developing is not ready for your acquisition. first introduced more than two years ago, the Hoverbike is still in work-in-progress. in fact, the Hoverbike is now on second-generation design which saw it ditching the two-rotor system in favor for a more stable quad-rotor setup. so as you can imagine, it will take a while more before it will be commercially available. as for now, there is a miniature drone to content with if you are really into this Hoverbike thing. the 1/3rd Scale Hoverbike Drone, as it is officially…
  • Xiaomi Mi 4 Gets Weird Combo Of Plastic And Steel, But Comes Pack With Top Specs

    mike chua
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:18 pm
    2014 has been a good year so far for China handset maker Xiaomi and surely, it is not going to let that beautiful report card slips. after filling the gap between handsets announcement, it has introduced, among other things, a tablet and a TV, but the time is ripe for yet another phone and that’s the Xiaomi Mi 4. aesthetically, the has a steel frame (the stainless steel goes more than skin deep), paired to a curved (if ever so slightly) plastic back and a 5-inch Full HD display. by now we are pretty much ‘immune’ to handset design; most of the handsets are arguably the same,…
  • If Darth Vader Had A Car, This Is What It Will Look Like

    mike chua
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Lord Vader probably don’t need a mundane transport like the C5 Corvette, but if he ever had one, it will probably look like this Hot Wheels Darth Vader Car. absolutely no doubt about it. however, Death Star is probably lacking of highway for it anyway. if you have watched the original trilogy over and over again, you would have noticed despite of ginormous size, Death Star seems to have narrow passages only with the biggest open space suited for driving being the spaceport or hangers. just saying… anywho, the ride is actually a one-off thing that mimics one of the many Hot…
  • Rhianna Digital Diana Camera Shoots Instagram-style Photos, Instant Gratification Comes Standard

    mike chua
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:52 pm
    lo-fi, analog photography has an immense appeal, but definitely not a discipline for those who demands instant gratification. but not with the ‘Rhianna’ Digital Diana Camera by Cyclops Cameras. as the name implies, this shooter has the aesthetic appeal of the classic Diana film camera but with the instant gratification of a digital camera that modern people like you and me are accustomed to. the camera is not just made to look like the iconic Diana Mini, but it is in fact a 1:1 replica of it. at the heart of this fun camera is a 1/3″ CMOS sensor that takes 12MP stills and it…
  • NVIDIA Adds SHIELD Gaming Tablet To Its Mobile Gaming Arsenal

    mike chua
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    at this point, most gadget lovers would have at least a smartphone and a tablet. what one does with a smartphone is pretty straightforward, but what do you do with a tablet? entertainment i supposed. perhaps for news and web surfing too. while Windows’ slates are primarily work-focus, Apple on the other hand, straddles between being a workhorse and also entertainment (and arts, perhaps?). we seems to be well-covered, until Razer made us realized gaming on tablet should be more than just launching angry avians at pigs or tapping crazily at a pixelated bird. and today, we have the NVIDIA…
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  • Malaysia, the World’s Unluckiest Airline, Will Now Struggle to Survive

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    Only four months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished somewhere in the Indian Ocean with 239 passengers on board, Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine, causing the loss of another 298 souls — an unprecedented blow to a major international airline. Even a robust operator would have trouble overcoming twin disasters like that. But the fact is that Malaysia’s flag carrier is in no financial shape to absorb these catastrophes. In fact, analysts wonder if it will ever be able to recover. More:…
  • What Happens to your Social Media Accounts After You Passed On?

    13 Jul 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Originally posted on Ian's Business & Tech Blog: View original
  • Teapot Found Floating Somewhere Between

    1 Mar 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Teapot Found Floating Somewhere Between Earth and Mars – Originally posted on Booger Hook:SOMEWHERE BETWEEN EARTH AND MARS – The history of science has had its fair share of strange and unusual discoveries; The Voynich Manuscript, The Antikythera Mechanism, and The Baghdad Batteries are just a few examples that scientists are studying and debating still to this day. Just added to this list
  • Is frozen natural gas the future of ener

    25 Dec 2013 | 8:34 am
    Is frozen natural gas the future of energy? – Reblogged from Quartz: Shale has the spotlight for now. But there’s another, lesser-known substance with the potential to yield even greater quantities of natural gas: methane hydrate. Hydrates consist of a lattice-like structure of frozen water molecules and methane. On the surface, they look like an ordinary block of ice. But when you hold a []
  • Social Media Stats for 2013 – Social Med

    24 Dec 2013 | 12:37 am
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    Spice Up Your Blog

  • Top 6 Habits of Professional Writers and Bloggers

    Stephan Tchen
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    After being a professional writer for some time, you start to develop certain productive habits. These habits make the difference between writing deliberately and dabbling in a hobby.When you make a conscious decision to start taking your craft seriously, you'll experience an incredible difference. You will not only become a better and more prolific writer, but you'll start actually finishing projects, which is probably one of the biggest challenges writers face.Click Here To View Full Post >>
  • How to Use Google+ Communities to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

    Stephan Tchen
    29 Jun 2014 | 6:01 am
    Guest Post - Our host is Matt Carter. Matt uses his experience as an Internet Marketer to show us How to Use Google+ Communities to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog. See How to Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog.If you write for a blog regularly, chances are you’ve spent quite a bit of time figuring out how to send your posts out so they’re read by lots of different people.You’ve probably spent a lot of time using social media as a means to spread your content out, but if you’re focusing solely on Facebook and Twitter, you might be forgetting an important place to find more…
  • The Purpose of Comments on Blogs (and How to Use them)

    Stephan Tchen
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:55 am
    Comments play a big role in blogging. If everybody, I mean bloggers and readers, used the comment section optimally, its functionality would provide us all a wealth of value.An optimal blog post would consist of a high quality article by the blogger followed by a discussion that goes deeper into the topic. We could also say that the original blog post should be a good discussion starter, as the post will never cover a topic to the whole. It always leaves room for interesting comments.Click Here To View Full Post >>
  • The Truth about 'Sharing is Caring' in Blogging

    Stephan Tchen
    11 Jun 2014 | 9:34 am
    More and more blogs use this Social Widget with the 'Sharing is Caring' gadget as a call-to-action to get their posts shared. But when do you share content? What do you share, and why?Do you share a post just because you see some sexy buttons with the text 'Sharing is Caring'? Bloggers try hard to get their posts shared. I must admit that it may even increase the chance of getting a share.Click Here To View Full Post >>
  • 5 Ridiculous Blogging Advices You *Must* Ignore

    Stephan Tchen
    7 Jun 2014 | 8:19 am
    Guest Post - Our host is Amy Brown, Amy uses her personal experience to list 5 Ridiculous Blogging Advices You *Must* Ignore. See How to Become a guest author on Spice Up Your Blog.The blogging realm is full of 'gurus': some are bonafide experts, others are simply overrated, and then, there is the third kind - the downright wannabes!Click Here To View Full Post >>
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    The Opinion

  • Baraka – A Must Watch Documentary

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    Baraka is a 1992 non-narrative documentary film directed by Ron Fricke. It explores themes via a kaleidoscopic compilation of natural events, life, human activities and technological phenomena shot in 24 countries on six continents over a 14-month period. Stunning visuals and some great music, give it a watch. If u have fallen in love with the visuals like me, blu-ray is available for better experience. If you are a fan of stunning visuals then Baraka is must watch. The post Baraka – A Must Watch Documentary appeared first on The Opinion.
  • Speak-Up India Youth Conclave 2014

    Harish Krishna
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:51 am
    Penumbra in association with IIT-Madras brings to you Speak-Up India, an exclusive conference to bring together passionate individuals with a vision to be the change in India, an opportunity to discuss issues of national importance and come up with solutions for the same with the most intellectual and determined individuals whom they cannot come across otherwise. Speak-Up India is an one day conclave with important agendas relating to the field of Engineering, Politics, Cinema, Society, Health, Literature, Entrepreneurship and Education to be discussed. Distinguished individuals will lead and…
  • Football’s Compelling Growth as a Sport in India

    Aashwij Ranga
    19 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Transformation of Football In India. Andrea Schurrle breaks wide to the left and delivers a perfect cross to Mario Goetze who scores the most important goal of his life. This was watched by millions of people from all over the world. What struck me the most this time was the enthusiasm and the passion with which we, Indians followed the world cup. There is a popular saying “INDIA MAI TOH SIRF DO CHEEZ CHALTE HAI CINEMA AUR CRICKET”(There are only two things that happen in Indian, Cinema and Cricket). This may be true but now the times have changed and so have the people. In a country…
  • Aftermath of Sharapova-Tendulkar Virality

    Harish Krishna
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    India has a very intolerable obsession towards Sachin Tendulkar. That shouldn’t be denied considering the legend’s contribution to India. But what has Maria Sharapova to do with Tendulkar. Russia is not a cricketing nation neither people there play cricket in streets. If that is so it shouldn’t be surprising if Maria Sharapova did not know Sachin. She need not know Sachin. Outburst of Indian fans against Sharapova was an act of immaturity. Leaving it aside. Aftermath of the virality people at Being Indian Youtube channel went around asking people if they knew few sports…
  • Book Review : Train To Pakistan

    Harish Krishna
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:33 am
    Books are the human’s best companions. That was well said. Books are for me as important as my clothing, my shelter and my food. Many times I have read books to wasting away time. But some books prove just more than just the time factor. They instil some positive impact in me. They change my perception towards few stereotypes and misconceptions. They as a whole affect me. One such book is Train to Pakistan by our very own controversial author Khushwant Singh. His controversial style of writing is well known. Yet he never cares. He doesn’t bother what critics say. He writes what he feels.
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • New Android 4.4.2 Update for LG G3 Now Live

    Liviu Anca
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    A new Android 4.4.2 update is now being rolled out for the European LG G3, so, if you happen to own the D855 variant of the smartphone, you should keep an eye on the notifications bar. The LG G3 D855 was sold both in Europe and Asian so if you read this from any of these […]
  • New Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 4.4.2 Update Now Rolling out

    Liviu Anca
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    A new Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 4.4.2 update is now being pushed to users, so if you happen to own a GS5 you should keep an eye on the notifications bar. According to the folks at Sammobile the new Android 4.4.2 update for Samsung Galaxy S5 is currently being rolled out for the European variant of the […]
  • Google Play Store 4.9.13 Update Brings Material Design UI and Content Pages

    Bogdan Pirvu
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    The Google Play Store version 4.9.13 update is rolling out starting today for all users. It is the first update that features Material Design interface elements that will be the main attraction point of the future Android 5.0 L release in autumn. The Material Design UI has been presented for the first time at Google […]
  • Android 4.4.2 for Asus Transformer Pad TF701T Now Rolling out

    Liviu Anca
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    ASUS officially revealed that they are now rolling out the Android 4.4.2 update for their Transformer Pad TF701T, so if you happen to own this particular tablet you should keep an eye on the notifications bar. As you may know, the ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T was still rocking Android 4.3, but the owners will be able to […]
  • LG G Pad 10.1 Now Available at Best Buy for $250

    Andrei Prescura
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    The LG G Pad 10.1 tablet was officially unveiled in May this year and now the same is being released in US through Best Buy. The tablet can be anytime ordered by those who are interested in getting a new budget friendly Android based handset, as with Best Buy you can get the G Pad […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • Google acquires 3D graphics firm drawElements

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:58 am
    Google has acquired a Finnish firm specializing in mobile 3D graphics analytics to boost its development capabilities with mobile 3D graphics.The exact amount behind the transaction is not disclosed. “We’re excited to announce that we’re joining Google. Thanks to everyone who has helped us along the way; we’re grateful for your support,” drawElements said in it’s website. Google has yet to officially announce the deal. drawElements is a computer graphics engineering company developing solutions for benchmarking and analyzing the quality of GPUs.
  • Apple gets Patent for "iTime" related to its smart watch "iWatch".

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:22 am
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Apple a patent for a smartwatch named as iTime. Apple filed for this patent in July 2011. The details of the this patent with the title "Wrist-worn electronic device and methods therefor" are matching with the speculation regarding a so-called iWatch smartwatch. This iTime device can interact with Computers and Mobile phones. According to the patent documents, the iTime's electronic wristband acts as a docking station for a device similar to the iPod Nano. In one embodiment, the watch is able to receive a notification initiated…
  • Commonwealth Games 2014 Google Doodle

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    Google shows this Doodle on July 23, 2014 for marking the start of Commonwealth Games 2014. The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. Read more details from The 2014 Commonwealth Games (officially the XX Commonwealth Games) will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 23 July to 3 August 2014. Read more details from Music Credit: Kevin MacLeod (
  • New spongelike material for effective Solar steam generation by heat localization

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    Researchers at MIT have developed a new spongelike material structure which can use 85% of incoming solar energy for converting water into steam. This spongelike structure has a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam. This structure has many small pores. It can float on the water, and it will act as an insulator for preventing heat from escaping to the underlying liquid, . As sunlight hits the structure, it creates a hotspot in the graphite layer, generating a pressure gradient that draws water up through the carbon foam. As water seeps into the graphite layer, the heat…
  • Yahoo acquires Mobile advertising company Flurry

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:27 am
    Yahoo has acquired a mobile analytics company Flurry, to boostadvertising revenue from smartphones. “We have reached a definitive agreement to acquire Flurry, the industry leader in mobile analytics,” Yahoo said in a blog post. “As part of Yahoo, Flurry will continue to serve the application developer community in the way we always have, only better,” said Simon Khalaf, President and CEO, Flurry. Following the closing, the Flurry team will remain in their present locations, and Flurry’s vision, mission, and focus will stay the same. Flurry’s products will continue to operate and…
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  • L’espansione “La Maledizione di Naxxramas” per Hearthstone è finalmente disponibile

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    Solo un avviso per tutti voi giocatori là fuori, l’attesissima espansione ‘La Maledizione di Naxxramas’ per Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft di Blizzard è ora disponibile su Mac e iPad, e il primo trimestre è gratuito per tutti. Blizzard intende rilasciare l’espansione Naxxramas in cinque parti nelle prossime cinque settimane, iniziando con l’Ala degli Aracnidi che rimarrà gratuita per coloro che parteciperanno all’evento di lancio, della durata di circa un mese. Le successive quattro ali, chiamate Ala della Pestilenza, Ala dei Combattenti, Ala dei…
  • Come impedire che Firefox invii informazioni sui file scaricati a Google

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    A partire dalla versione 32 di Firefox, Mozilla controllerà i download dei file sul database di Google che è alimenta la funzione Navigazione Sicura su Google Chrome dal 2012. Se avete letto le note di rilascio di Firefox 31, avrete notato la voce “blocco di malware dai file scaricati” nella sezione Novità. L’integrazione della funzionalità in Firefox 31 è il primo passo nell’attuazione di un programma che sarà completato quando Firefox 32 sarà rilasciato al pubblico in sei settimane. In Firefox 31, una lista locale viene utilizzata per determinare se un file…
  • Come controllare velocemente un dominio utilizzando la Navigazione Sicura di Google

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    I browser web come Google Chrome o Mozilla Firefox utilizzano la funzionalità Navigazione Sicura di Google per proteggere gli utenti prima che siti web potenzialmente dannosi vengono caricati al loro interno. Questo funziona controllando i siti nel database di Safe Browsing per scoprire se del malware è stato ospitato o distribuito dal sito in un periodo di 90 giorni. Quando si visita un sito contrassegnato in un browser che supporta la Navigazione Sicura, viene mostrata all’utente una pagina di avviso invece del sito stesso. I download invece sono bloccati in Chrome quando essi vengono…
  • Windows 9, ecco come potrebbe essere il menu start

    Martina Oliva
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:38 am
    In occasione della conferenza Build di inizio aprile il Vice Presidente del gruppo Operating Systems dell’azienda di Redmond Terry Myerson aveva mostrato ai presenti una prima versione del menu Start di Windows. Considerando il fatto che lo sviluppo richiede tempo per poter vedere il nuovo menu Start sarà necessario attendere l’arrivo di Windows 9 (nome in codice Threshold), così come testimoniato da alcuni interessanti screenshot pubblicati proprio nel corso delle ultime ore. Il sito web Myce ha infatti condiviso due screenshot della build 9795 compilata il 13 luglio. Questi…
  • Come usufruire di Ubuntu su Android

    Eleonora Teragnoli
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Ottenere Ubuntu su Android Come certamente già saprete (altrimenti, non avreste forse effettuato una ricerca e aperto questo nostro articolo), è possibile ottenere Ubuntu su Android. Ma come fare? Come procedere per l’istallazione e cosa c’è da sapere in merito? A questo e a qualche altro dubbio vi aiuteremo a rispondere nei paragrafi che seguono. L’argomento trattato, infatti, è uno di quelli particolarmente interessanti e probabilmente non sono pochi coloro che, ad esso, stanno in questo momento pensando. Detto ciò, continuate a leggere e apprenderete qualcosa in…
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  • 3 Tips On How To Succeed As An Entrepreneur With An Online Business

    14 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Entrepreneurship has always been the engine running the growth of our economy. Small businesses are launched every day to varying levels of success. Internet based businesses comprise a large part of this trend. Due to low entry barriers, aspiring entrepreneurs have been looking to the internet to experience their dream of working for themselves; but many are falling short.Statistically, 4 out of every 5 businesses fail within 18 months. There is some debate regarding these numbers and what 'failing' really means. The hard truth is that most that don't fail or go bankrupt are…
  • Infographic: Happy 20th Birthday Amazon

    11 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Founded in 1994, Amazon has come a long way and this month, the company celebrates its 20th birthday.When Jeff Bezos launched the company, it was called Cadabra but Bezos wanted the company's name to begin with 'A' and that's how he settled on the name of the world's longest river, Amazon.These 20 years have been exciting for Amazon because what initially started as an online bookstore, today is the world's largest online marketplace selling almost everything from video games to food and products like the Fire Phone, Amazon Kindle eBook reader and the Kindle Fire…
  • Surf Like Never Before With The Slyde Phish Handboard

    11 Jul 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Want to stay cool this summer then meet this hot new water toy, Phish handboard by Slyde Handboards! Slyde Handboards is a CA-based surf brand company that aims to spread smiles and stoke by showing that everyone can surf and enjoy the waves.Talking about handboarding, it was a fast food tray that inspired the concept of 'handboard'. A handboard is a water toy used to amplify the bodysurfing experience. The founder of Slyde Handboards, Steve Watts grew up in South Africa  and constantly searched for the best device to ride the waves with. He tried everything from fast food trays to…
  • Your Mobile App Commute With RideScout

    11 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    It's a new day and urban mobility continues to evolve, and determined by more and more useful and informative options. You can choose any preferred mode based on your own priorities. Over just the last five years, sustainable urban mobility choices seem to have reached a tipping point in the world's major cities. Mobile technology-dependent private options, like Uber and ZipCar, have increased private travel options, while new systems like the bus rapid transit (BRT) and bike-sharing have gotten so popular that they've caused a boom in public transport options.As a result, in most…
  • Web Popularity Products By Valerio Loi

    10 Jul 2014 | 10:38 pm
    The social networks has taken over everything, I mean where ever you go it follows you around and if what Valerio Loi has foreseen comes true then I bet many of us are going go crazy.Valerio Loi is a London-based photographer who has created a series of called 'Web Popularity Products" that features popular social networks as canned products, milk cartons and food jars sold on the supermarket shelves."Alongside our physical life based on face to face interaction, nowadays many of us consider really important that online image and networking: our online self-worth is often…
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  • Think tanks and block chains

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

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

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

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

    4 Jun 2014 | 1:34 pm
    I wrote my thoughts about Monday’s WWDC elsewhere.1 Today I installed OS X Yosemite on a new partition in my 15″ MacBook Pro Retina (2.3 Ghz i7, 16GB RAM)2 and I only have one word: wow. I’ll briefly elaborate on two of Yosemite’s aspects as of this beta 1. Interface It is gorgeous. Amazing. Beautiful. Helvetica Neue is a great fit. The new dock is lovely. Even the vivid blue of folders is ok.3 Transparency—although often buggy or ommited due to being beta 1—felt natural and appealing. Safari looks stunning. Other Apple apps which got a face-lift (like, Mail,…
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    Savvy Chick

  • The Ascent Becomes the Latest Must-Have Vaporizer

    Savvy Chick
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Since becoming a must-have consumer accessory over the past few years, vaporizers have evolved from big box devices to sleek, fast portables. In this up-and-coming industry, Vape World has officially begun providing the newest innovation in vape technology, the DaVinci Ascent Vaporizer. While other vaporizers have traditionally been bulky and inconvenient for travel, the Ascent […]
  • KABLAM is the toughest screen protector

    Savvy Chick
    27 Jun 2014 | 10:41 am
    Do you find yourself worrying about your smartphone’s screen cracking again or your watch getting scratched? With Kablam you never have to worry about this problem again. Kablam has sustained the toughest test (even hammering it won’t crack it) proving that it is the best screen and lens protector out there. In the video on […]
  • ContactBox – the contact sharing app

    Savvy Chick
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:04 am
    ContactBox is a free productivity app that provide users with the ability to share entire contact lists and manage them together similar to the way Dropbox lets users share files. Contact Box was created to meet the need of contact organization and collaboration. Smartphone users have a range of applications helping them share photos (Instagram), […]
  • Frebble hold hands online

    Savvy Chick
    17 Jun 2014 | 7:24 am
    Frebble, a new device from Holland Haptics that lets you ‘hold hands online’ with someone no matter where they are! They will feel your squeeze, when you squeeze it. An accessory that is ideal for everyone. The importance of touch in maintaining the strength of social relationships has been proven time and again through scientific […]
  • Sizzling Hot HTC One (M8) in Metallic Red Available Now

    Savvy Chick
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:30 am
    Summer is heating up with a red-hot addition to the year’s most exciting smartphone – the HTC One (M8). Available in sizzling metallic red exclusively at Verizon Wireless, the new HTC M8 is as easy on the eyes as it is fun to use with its premium design and special features, including: A beautiful all-metal […]
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  • How To Improve Your Search Engine Rankings With Responsive Web Design

    18 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    Since its emergence in 2012 we’ve seen a rise in companies recognising the need for responsive web design, and this rise in popularity has seen it dominating the digital market. With our increasing reliance on smartphones and tablets there is higher demand on websites to optimise our browsing experience across all platforms. By adapting the […] The post How To Improve Your Search Engine Rankings With Responsive Web Design appeared first on Skyje.
  • Top 5 SEO Tips to Make Google Rank Your Apps Better

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    Making your app rank well and become popular in the apps stores requires an array of maneuvers similar to SEO activities and without them you cannot expect to build up a good volume of organic search traffic for your apps. From finding an appropriate logo or naming the app properly to providing relevant links to […] The post Top 5 SEO Tips to Make Google Rank Your Apps Better appeared first on Skyje.
  • 5 Easy ways to make quick money using WordPress

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    There’s no doubt that WordPress is indeed one of the fastest growing content management system(CMS) platforms available over the web. With a market share of over 54%, WordPress has witnessed a massive increase in the demand for its products and services. Over the past few years, there’s been the launch and success of businesses that […] The post 5 Easy ways to make quick money using WordPress appeared first on Skyje.
  • 10 Stunning WordPress themes custom-made for photographers

    27 Jun 2014 | 4:42 am
    Over all these years, WordPress has been serving as an excellent embellishment for websites belonging to artists, photographers and other individuals hailing from creative backgrounds. If you too are interested in starting your own WordPress powered photography website but aren’t sure about the theme to choose for the same, this is the blog that will […] The post 10 Stunning WordPress themes custom-made for photographers appeared first on Skyje.
  • 7 Essential Resources for Web Designers

    22 Jun 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Building something from scratch can be very challenging. This is especially true when it comes to web design. Fortunately, the web is full of amazing resources which can make that job easier. If you know where to look you will have all the help you need at your fingertips. Finding the best resources, however, is […] The post 7 Essential Resources for Web Designers appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • More women in tech

    18 Jul 2014 | 11:14 am
    Read an interesting article today in the NY Times on how Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science. The article discusses how Carnegie Mellon University, Harvey Mudd University and the University of Washington have been successful at attracting women to enter their Computer Science (CompSci) programs. When I was more active in IEEE there was a an affinity group called Women In Engineering (WIE) that worked towards encouraging female students to go into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  I also attended a conference for school age girls interested in…
  • Vacuum tubes on silicon

    27 Jun 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Read an interesting article the other day about researchers at NASA having invented a vacuum tube on a chip (see ExtremeTech, Vacuum tube strikes back). Their report was based on an IEEE Spectrum article called Introducing the Vacuum Transistor. Computers started out early in the last century being mechanical devices (card sorters), moved up to electronic sorters/calculators/computers with vacuum tubes and eventually transitioned to solid state devices with the silicon transistor. Since then the MOS and CMOS transister have pretty much ruled the world of electronic devices. Vacuum tube?
  • MCS, UltraDIMMs and memory IO, the new path ahead – part 2

    24 Jun 2014 | 2:37 pm
    In part 1 (see previous post here), we discussed the underlying technology for SanDisk‘s UltraDIMMs based on Diablo Technologies MCS hardware and software. IBM will be shipping UltraDIMMs in their high end servers later this year as their new eXFlash. In this segment we will discuss what SanDisk has put on top of the Diablo Technology’s MCS to supply SSD storage. SanDisk UltraDIMM SSD storage In the UltraDIMM package, SanDisk supports 200 or 400GB of 19nm MLC NAND SSD storage that is accessed via SATA [corrected after this went out, Ed.] internally, but the main interface is the…
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    From Ravikanth's Blog

  • WPC 2014 – One-click deployment of SharePoint Farm on Azure

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

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

    9 Jul 2014 | 2:53 am
    I will speaking about Azure Automation at the upcoming PS Bangalore User Group (PSBUG) meeting on July 19th, 2014. Also, the theme of this user group is to talk about PowerShell in the context of Azure and System Center. We have our newly awarded PowerShell MVP, Deepak, joining us for a session on System Center…
  • Windows PowerShell MVP for another year!

    1 Jul 2014 | 9:48 am
    I am happy to share this news once again. In fact, for the fifth time The past year has been a very interesting one. With the release of PowerShell 4.0 and DSC, I had a chance to reach out to large number of community members and help them understand the new technology. I am sure…
  • Reboot IT Bangalore, 2014 – Session Slides – Hyper-V Replica

    18 Mar 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Here are the session slides for my second talk on Hyper-V. In this session, I had introduced Hyper-V Replica and demonstrated how to manage Hyper-V replica in Windows Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2.
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    Tech Hamlet

  • Leafy Code for Web Design, Development, DBMS, Server Setup, WordPress, and More…

    Pubudu Kodikara
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    We have just opened our web development firm! Say hello to Leafy Code! For several years we were only specialized in WordPress because what we did was manage Tech Hamlet. But in the past... The post Leafy Code for Web Design, Development, DBMS, Server Setup, WordPress, and More… appeared first on Tech Hamlet.
  • The Linux Big Guy’s (Torvald’s) Work space is a Hell! (Video)

    Pubudu Kodikara
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    The Linux Foundation have just started a very interesting project… They have started to release videos of kernel developer work spaces. So everyone can see how these people work and learn something from them.... The post The Linux Big Guy’s (Torvald’s) Work space is a Hell! (Video) appeared first on Tech Hamlet.
  • Bitdefender 2015 is Faster, Cleaner and more Secure

    Pubudu Kodikara
    20 Jul 2014 | 3:08 am
    After some intense beta testing Bitdefender 2015 have been released to the public. Since Bitdefender have achieved high scores in Anti Virus tests for years this time they have focused mainly on user friendliness.... The post Bitdefender 2015 is Faster, Cleaner and more Secure appeared first on Tech Hamlet.
  • Boom Beach : The Perfect Strategy Game for Android

    Pubudu Kodikara
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:08 pm
    From the creators of the famous Clash of Clans comes a new strategy game, Boom Beach! I think it’s even better than Clash of Clans. For those who find Clans a bit difficult to... The post Boom Beach : The Perfect Strategy Game for Android appeared first on Tech Hamlet.
  • Will Microsoft Kill the Modern Start Screen in Windows 9?

    Pubudu Kodikara
    3 Jul 2014 | 10:13 pm
    According to the rumors, Microsoft is a trying to release Windows 9 by the end of this year! What’s the hurry? Remember what happened to Vista? It failed and they had to release Windows... The post Will Microsoft Kill the Modern Start Screen in Windows 9? appeared first on Tech Hamlet.
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    Computer News, Tutorial and Freeware Download

  • Panotour 2.1.3 / 2.2 RC 1

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Kolor | More programs | Homepage Demo / €99.00 EUR 66.5 MB / Windows All July 23rd, 2014, 18:09 UTC [view history] C: Multimedia Video Other VIDEO Tools Probably the cheapest way to travel is by Internet. With how much technology has advanced any corner […]
  • Firefox 31.0 / 33.0a2 Aurora / 34.0a1 Nightly

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Mozilla | More programs | Homepage Mozilla Public License / $0 30.7 MB / Windows 2K / XP / Vista / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003 July 22nd, 2014, 12:46 UTC [view history] C: Internet Browsers Firefox […]
  • foobar2000 1.3.3

    22 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Peter Pawlowski | More programs | Homepage Freeware / $0 3.6 MB / Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003 / 2008 / Server 2012 July […]
  • Algorius Net Viewer 7.0.2

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: Algorius Software | More programs | Homepage Trial / $10.00 USD 18.2 MB / Windows 2K / XP / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit July 21st, 2014, 15:41 UTC [view history] C: Network […]
  • Cloud Explorer 1.0.6

    18 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Developer: License / Price: Size / OS: Last Updated: Category: NTeWORKS | More programs | Homepage Freeware / $0 2.8 MB / Windows 2K / XP / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003 / Server 2012 July 18th, 2014, 19:17 UTC [view […]
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • Xiaomi launches Mi Band at $13, the World's Cheapest Fitness Band

    Shaan Haider
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:46 am
    Today Xiaomi launched its latest flagship device Mi4 having brilliant specs at a very cheap price. Along with the Mi4, Xiaomi also launched the Xiaomi Mi Band which is a fitness wristband. Priced at just $13, Xiaomi Mi Band is going to be the world’s cheapest fitness tracking wristband. Xiaomi Mi Band is having some standard fitness band features like it will track your activities like walking,
  • Xiaomi launches Mi4 with Full HD Screen, 2K Video Recording, 3GB RAM at $320 : Full Features, Specs and Review

    Shaan Haider
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    Xiaomi was creating lots of waves recently when it launched its flagship phone Mi3 in India and started teasing gadget lovers by showing glimpse of the upcoming Xiaomi flagship phone Mi4. Xiaomi is popularly known as the “Apple of China” which is quite wrong as Xiaomi smartphones are high end but available at a very cheap price. Since last few weeks, lots of leaked pictures, technical
  • Top 10 Twitter Clients for Android Smartphone

    Gautam Doddamani
    12 Jul 2014 | 5:37 pm
    I don't know, one of the many reasons why we buy an Android smartphone is because we can keep in touch with our Twitter and Facebook friends, i know i do! Currently there being a load of Twitter clients available on the Google Play Store it becomes difficult for a newbie to choose which of the Twitter client for android suits his device the best, so here i bring to you the 10 best Twitter
  • Who Are YouTube's Biggest Users and What They Are Watching? (Infographic)

    Shaan Haider
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    Now more than ever we are living in a global community, largely thanks to the internet. We are all able to communicate with people all over the world using social media platforms. This allows us to share content quickly and easily with people in a number of different countries. When it comes to sharing video content, YouTube is without a doubt the most popular video platform. People from all over
  • Top 10 Must Visit Places in Oman

    Shaan Haider
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    One of the thing which I love the most is traveling. India is a great and huge country with lots of things to explore from nature’s beauty to man made wonders. I have been to most of the places in India and recently started traveling to foreign and faraway lands. Last year, I traveled to Nepal and fell in love with its natural beauty. Though you will find many similar places in India too but
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  • Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphone Review

    Sarah Lamb
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Being a big fan of in ear headphones and a Sennheiser fan I was excited to be able to have a good play with the latest MOMENTUM on-ear headphones in the Brazilian World Cup colours.  After all you can’t help but get swept up in what was World Cup mayhem! I’m not usually one for […]
  • The smallest phone charger ever…

    Sarah Lamb
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    If you are anything like me then inevitably pretty much every time you are about to head out you check your phone and there is no charge in it. It’s a really common problem.  Even worse you are already out an you’ve just found that it’s low on charge and will run out before you […]
  • 5 Things to do when Facebook is down…

    Sarah Lamb
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:22 am
    Many of you are sat there wondering what to do with yourselves whilst Facebook is down… Well here are a few simple ideas: Try a new or different social media platform.  Most people have reverted to Twitter or G+ whilst Facebook sort out their site but why not also consider browsing a few pinboards on […]
  • 24 Hours with the Acer Iconia A1 830

    Sarah Lamb
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    We’ve recently got our hands on the latest tablet from Acer.  It’s been released quietly and without the usual fanfare of PR promotion but don’t let that fool you into thinking that this is an insignificant device.  What is this device that we speak of… well it’s an 8″ tablet that looks VERY similar to […]
  • 2 Weeks With the Nokia Lumia 1020

    Sarah Lamb
    27 Nov 2013 | 2:00 am
    I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Nokia 1020 for a couple of weeks to try it out and see what all the hype was about. Quite often with phones there is a lot of hype about a phone and it doesn’t live up to my expectations.  With the Nokia 1020 this […]
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • My Luxury Rental Car

    Joe Kinsella
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    The other night while on the Cape with family, we got to telling travel stories. I've collected a fair number of travel stories over the years - including my recent experience being towed down a busy sidewalk in downtown Seattle. But this is one I had almost forgotten. A few years ago I was traveling to a customer site in Minnesota. My flight arrived late and I dragged myself to the rental car agency hoping to get a car as quickly as possible. But due to the late hour, there was a limited availability of cars, and so the agency decided to upgrade me to a luxury car. I forget the exact model,…
  • The Agility Volume Knob

    Joe Kinsella
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    I like to think I’m an Agile Pragmatist in a world of Agile Fundamentalists. I believe there is no single framework / process that is a panacea to the various issues within a software development organization, and instead processes must be adapted to fit the specific needs of a business, its customers, product, team and code base. For me defining the right agile process is like the test an eye doctor gives you (“is this better or worse? is this better or worse?”). Rather than prescriptive adherence to a framework, I like to borrow freely from the rich mulch pile of software development…
  • Denying Destructive Privileges in AWS

    Joe Kinsella
    12 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    I had mentioned in What To Do In Response To Code Spaces the importance of locking down your service-based IAM users to least privilege access. For example, if a service pushes a backup to S3, its IAM privileges should be scoped to write-only for the specified bucket. If a service is responsible for deleting expired snapshots, it's privileges should be scoped to only listing and deleting snapshots. But if your environment is even moderately complex, there is a good chance this auditing will take some time. To minimize exposure in the interim, I decided to create a quick and dirty…
  • What To Do In Response To Code Spaces

    Joe Kinsella
    12 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    From the first day I was responsible for cloud infrastructure, I couldn’t help but feel the responsibility of the potential downside impact of running a business in the cloud. The most powerful attributes of the cloud - dynamic infrastructure, APIs, automation - make it possible for very bad things happen with a few lines of code and/or clicks of a mouse. But while I had always considered hijacking a real possibility, the story of Code Spaces last month still left me stunned. Below is a short recap for anyone who missed it: On June 17th, Code Spaces, a New Jersey-based maker of development…
  • AWS Reserved Instances & VPCs

    Joe Kinsella
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Most customers that have been using Amazon for a year or more likely have infrastructure running in both Classic and VPC networks. For these customers, Amazon's documentation is a little vague on the expected behavior of reserved instances across VPC and Classic instances. Here is the summary from their FAQ: Q. Can I use Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances with Amazon VPC? Yes. You can reserve an instance in Amazon VPC when you purchase Reserved Instances. When computing your bill, AWS does not distinguish whether your instance runs in Amazon VPC or standard Amazon EC2. AWS automatically optimizes…
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  • Zemana AntiLogger Free for 1 year

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:43 pm
    BY Ramakanth Zemana AntiLogger adds another layer of security for your PC, having an Antivirus or Firewall isn’t enough to protect your PC from clever keyloggers and spywares. Although banking sites uses SSL encryption , but the loop-hole is the encryption only works when you submit data to the website. It is known fact that 80% of […] This is a post from Read the...
  • Panda Internet Security 2014 free for 6 Months

    9 Jul 2014 | 11:36 pm
    BY Ramakanth Panda Internet Security 2014 is a brilliant all-in-one suite that defends your PC from viruses, malware and attacks from other computers. Panda Internet Security 2014 is loaded with several powerful tools in one simple interface, making it perfect if you want to avoid searching the web for separate programs to protect your PC. By default, […] This is a post from
  • alternativeto: Find alternatives to Software

    2 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    BY Ramakanth Alternativeto is a very helpful website or directory to find alternatives to softwares. Alternativeto website provides alternate software’s for your computer/PC  (Linux, Mac & Windows),alternate apps for your mobile phone (android, iOS & Windows phone) and alternate plugins or extensions for your browsers (Chrome & Firefox). AlternativeTo helps people find good...
  • AOMEI Backupper Professional License for Free

    1 Jul 2014 | 12:58 am
    BY Ramakanth AOMEI Backupper Professional is an most advanced and feature-packed back-up software that lets you create a copy of your system that you can restore in the event of major problems.This user-friendly windows program will sells for $49 (USD), but for a limited time period its available for free. AOMEI Backupper Professional is a Professional data […] This is a post from...
  • Get Partition Wizard Pro 8.1for Free

    30 Jun 2014 | 7:17 pm
    BY Ramakanth To celebrate Independence Day(U.S) and Canada Day, MiniTool is offering their software $39 worth Partition Wizard Pro 8.1 license for free of charge for subscribing the MiniTool newsletter.   MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro 8.1 is a windows based hard disk partition manager software which supports both MBR and GUID partition table (GPT) on 32/64 bits […] This is a post...
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    SMP Updates

  • BT Launches BT One Phone

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:58 pm
    BT Makes the OnePhone Service Available to the UK MarketSTOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwired) - BT announced on July 17th the launch of BT One Phone. This launch follows the April 2014 announcement of the joint venture between OnePhone Holding and BT t...
  • Geeknet Sets Second Quarter 2014 Financial Release Date

    19 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    FAIRFAX, Va/PRNewswire/ -- Geeknet, Inc. (NASDAQ: GKNT), parent company of online retailer, today announced that it will report its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 on Friday August 1, 2014.&nbsp; A confer...
  • TubeMogul Prices Initial Public Offering

    18 Jul 2014 | 12:07 am
    EMERYVILLE, Calif/PRNewswire/ -- TubeMogul, Inc. ("TubeMogul") (NASDAQ: TUBE), an enterprise software company for digital branding that provides a video buying platform to advertisers, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of ...
  • SAP Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results

    16 Jul 2014 | 11:45 pm
    SAP Raises Cloud OutlookStrong Cloud Momentum with 39% Growth and Broad Market Adoption of SAP HANA Continues - Validating "Run simple" VisionWALLDORF,&nbsp;Germany/PRNewswire/ --Raising Full Year 2014 Non-IFRS Cloud Subscriptions and Support Reve...
  • New Research Reveals the Power of the Consumer in a 'Social Media Era'

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    SYDNEY/PRNewswire/ ---- More than half of Gen Y consumers harness online channels following poor customer serviceAs further evidence that customer complaints can't be kept quiet in the digital age, new research from NewVoiceMedia, a leading provid...
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • Kickstart Your Connected Home With A Wi-Fi Enabled Doorbell

    Jason Slater
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Kickstarter is a great birth place for ideas and innovation and i-Bell is one such innovative concept that could be reality if enough people support the project. The i-Bell says it is “an amazing new WiFi video doorbell that connects ... Read More The post Kickstart Your Connected Home With A Wi-Fi Enabled Doorbell appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • A Closer Look At The HP Officejet Pro X576dw Multifunction Printer

    Jason Slater
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:17 pm
    The HP Officejet Pro x576dw multifunction printer is a fascinating proposition. In aiming the printer at business and offering printing “at up to twice the speed and half the cost of lasers” Hewlett Packard has it’s worked cut out for ... Read More The post A Closer Look At The HP Officejet Pro X576dw Multifunction Printer appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Online Dental Bookings: Help at Your Fingertips

    Jason Slater
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:43 am
    The internet, and world wide web, have opened up huge potential for making our everyday life easier. These benefits have included more immediate access to media content such as online film and television, more choice through online shopping, and faster, ... Read More The post Online Dental Bookings: Help at Your Fingertips appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Review: Roku Streaming Stick

    Jason Slater
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:47 am
    The sheer choice for accessing video programming and online music has never been greater. Accessing this choice, however, is still not as clear-cut, or straightforward, as it should be. Fortunately, there are some promising choices emerging for accessing online content. ... Read More The post Review: Roku Streaming Stick appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Glass Explorer Programme Finally Opens In UK

    Jason Slater
    23 Jun 2014 | 9:55 am
    After what feels like an excruciatingly long wait the Google Glass Explorer has finally reached UK shores and is accepting applications from “bold, creative individuals who want to help shape the future of Glass”.  The long wait is punctuated by ... Read More The post Glass Explorer Programme Finally Opens In UK appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
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  • How to Remove Search Box from New Tab Page in Mozilla Firefox?

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    If you are a Mozilla Firefox user and have upgraded your web browser to the latest 31.0 version, you might have noticed the updated "New Tab" page. In the new version of Mozilla Firefox, a new Search box has been added at the top of the New Tab page as shown in following image: Although […]
  • [Software Update] Mozilla Firefox 31.0 Now Available for Download

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:55 pm
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of Mozilla Firefox web browser is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Mozilla has updated its web browser "Firefox" to version 31.0. It comes with following new features and updates: New search box added to the new tab page (You can disable it using this […]
  • Hidden Secret Trick to Take Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy and Other Google Android Devices

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    Recently we shared 5 hidden secret features of Samsung Galaxy mobile phones which are also present in other Google Android devices: [Tip] 5 Awesome Hidden Secret Features of Samsung Galaxy Mobile Phones These secret features include button combinations and finger swipes. Today in this article, we are going to share another secret feature which is […]
  • [Software Update] Opera 23 Now Available for Download

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of Opera web browser is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Good news for Opera users! Opera team has released new Opera 23 for Windows and Mac which comes with following updates: New Heart menu in combined search and address bar: Allows you to add/remove webpages […]
  • [Tip] Install Apps Offline in Google Android Devices Without Internet Connection and Play Store

    19 Jul 2014 | 12:52 am
    Yesterday I faced an interesting problem with one of my tablets which resulted in creation of this topic. It was a low cost tablet manufactured by Micromax company and the model number was Micromax Pro P500. This tablet doesn't come with any SIM card slot so 3G Internet connectivity is not possible. You can only […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • Applied Materials Citizenship Report

    Siobhan Kenney
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    I am pleased to share the Applied Materials 2013 Citizenship Report which reflects the company’s commitment to social responsibility. I invite you to learn more about our environmental stewardship, sustainable business practices and community investments by exploring the report.Read more
  • Eteris Welcomed

    Patricia Zepeda Vera
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    July 7, 2014 was a momentous occasion for Applied Materials as we revealed Eteris™ - the new, post-merger name for our combined company with Tokyo Electron. To commemorate the occasion, we’ve gathered up some key pieces of news coverage along with commentary on the new name from our followers and friends.Read more
  • Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron Unveil Eteris

    Kevin Winston
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Today Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron achieved another important milestone in our merger as we unveiled the new company name. Eteris™ is bold, speaks to what makes us unique, and is representative of our future together and what we aim to achieve.Read more
  • New Products Enable High-Volume Manufacturing of 3D Devices

    David Chu
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    Applied Materials’ newest products, the Applied Producer XP Precision CVD and the Applied Reflexion LK Prime, address two of the most difficult yet critical aspects of 3D device fabrication.Read more
  • New Lithography Technologies Gain a Foothold

    Connie Duncan
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Historically, many of the developments in the semiconductor industry have stemmed from the continued progress in lithography. However, with the persistent uncertainty of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) for future-generation patterning, the industry has developed techniques such as self-alignment double patterning (SADP) to extend optical lithography. In a video produced by SPIETV, Chris Bencher of Applied Materials Office of the Chief Technology Officer, reviews the evolution of SADP and looks to its future.  Read more
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  • Material Design UI Icon Pack Makes Your Phone Look Like Android L

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:47 pm
    Several things have been available on Play Store to make your Android phone look like the new Android L Material design. Perhaps one of the best among them is the Moonshine Material Design UI icon pack. The icon pack contains more than 380 high quality icons that you can use to change your phone’s... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • How to Add a Recycle Bin to Your Android Phone

    20 Jul 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Adding a Recycle Bin to your Android phone and tablet provides a safeguard in case you erase some valuable photos, videos, text messages or contacts from your device. If you accidently delete something important, you can restore them very easily. Here is how to add a Recycle Bin to Android device.... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Unlock Bootloader, Install TWRP Recovery and Root Your OnePlus One

    19 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    OnePlus One is the latest entry to the Android smartphone market. If you own this great device, and looking for customizing it to your likings, you need to unlock its bootloader, install a custom recovery like TWRP and get root access on it. Follow below simple guide and enjoy all the benefits of... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • How to Track Battery and Data Draining Apps on Your Android Phone

    18 Jul 2014 | 12:36 am
    You will probably know about battery and data draining apps installed in your Android smartphone. Also, you might have known about how to reduce battery and data usage by using built-in methods and third party tools. However, what about taking a more practical approach to such apps, why not just... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • How to Get Android L Dialer on Any Phone

    17 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    Android L has a redesigned dialer with round icons and light blue color scheme. Now you can bring this cool looking dialer to any Android phone running on Jelly Bean or KitKat by just installing exDialer dialer app and Android L theme for it. No root access required. The developers over at XDA has... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
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  • Play Boom Beach on Your Windows PC

    Jared Moya
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Have you tried the awesome game Boom Beach yet? If not, check it out. It’s now available for iOS and Android which is nice, but what if you want to play it right on your desktop? You know, because when your boss walks by it’s a lot easier to hide a window on your desktop than it is to be sitting in your cube obviously playing a game. Or maybe you just like the bigger screen There are a lot of tutorials out there on how to play Boom Beach, and they will all work regardless of whether or not you are playing on your android, iphone, or windows dekstop. Learning how to play is not…
  • Top 5 Shopping Extensions for Chrome

    Jared Moya
    2 Oct 2013 | 1:00 pm
    A rundown of five popular Chrome shopping extensions that guarantee to save you time and money during your online shopping experience. Shopping online has never been more popular. This past holiday season, in fact US consumers turned to the Internet in record numbers to buy gifts for family and friends. According to some market analysts, shopping online in the seven weeks before Christmas was up 15% from the year prior. Shopping online is gaining over brick-and-mortar stores because it offers pricing and convenience that is simply unmatched. In a matter of seconds you can compare prices from…
  • How to Watch NFL Games on Android for Free

    Jared Moya
    5 Sep 2013 | 6:15 am
    A quick guide that will show you how to stream any NFL game you want on your mobile Android phone or tablet. We’re in week 2 of the 2011 football season, and NFL fans are tuning in like never before to root for their favorite team and players. The problem for some, however is that cable companies and the NFL are the ones who get to dictate which games they can or cannot watch on broadcast TV. Blackout restrictions and inattention to out-of-market teams (think the lonely Broncos fan living in San Diego) can make life rough; and if your a fantasy football fan forget about it: broadcast…
  • Download MP3s from YouTube

    Jared Moya
    19 Aug 2013 | 3:07 pm
    Ever since MTV descended into reality show hell, favoring Real World and Jersey Shore over any actual music television, YouTube has emerged as music video Nirvana. (See what I did there?!?!) That’s cool and everything, and as long as you don’t mind sitting through a :30 commercial for each video you can have a pretty good time cruising YouTube and watching / listening to your favorite artists. Inevitably, though, you have to get up off your ass. How do you take all this awesome music with you? Enter a cross-browser extension called YouTube to MP3 Converter. This nifty windows app…
  • Google to Offer FREE Wi-Fi at all Starbucks

    Jared Moya
    31 Jul 2013 | 3:20 pm
    Google announces plans to roll out faster, free Wi-Fi connections to all Starbucks stores in the United States over the next 18 months with speeds “up to 10x faster than before.” The Net has become as vital to our lives as other utilities like electricity and running water. It’s what we use to plan our day, stay connected with family and friends, stay informed, and a whole slew of important activities that we sometimes take for granted. Having said this, a fast and reliable connection is a constant cause for concern, and try as we may, it’s not always feasible. Enter…
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  • Charge USB Devices In Style With The iWoody!

    David Allen
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    These days most devices and accessories come in various shades of plastic, which is fine if you like that sort of thing and do not mind having the same adapter as everyone else. But, some people fancy something different now and then, this is where the iWoody comes in, not only will this little charging […]
  • Broken Shutters Are No Problem For Game!

    David Allen
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    You can nearly always tell if somebody is happy with his or her work! Here is an example where the shutters of the store are jammed, but instead of crying their eyes out, the Game store staff have come up with a sign that only gamers will get. Everyone else will be standing there scratching […]
  • The Small House That Is Big On The Inside!

    David Allen
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    Just because this is a house on wheels, it does not mean that it is going to be cramped or small. In fact, once you look inside you might pleasantly surprised at the amount of space available. This is certainly something that we would be interested in as a summer home by the lake! Source: […]
  • The Bamboo Slate Airdesk For Laptops!

    David Allen
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:04 am
    Anyone who has used a laptop on their lap will know that it gets hot and in some cases can even cause burns, not to mention the damage that can be caused to the device itself; there are plenty of stories around documenting burnt legs caused by an overheating laptop. One solution to this dangerous […]
  • This Is The Bus That We Could Not Use!

    David Allen
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:02 am
    For anyone who had to take the bus to school and back they will already know that this is the one school bus that was always out of reach to most of us! Oh, how we wished that we could travel on the cool bus, just once would have been enough! Source: Bits and Pieces […]
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  • Explicit GoTenna Use Case: Buying Drugs

    Michael Arrington
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    I read about GoTenna yesterday – a neat little device that connects to your phone via bluetooth that allows you to send messages to other people using GoTenna even if cell service is out. It basically turns your phone into a handheld UHF radio with encryption (which you can’t do as a normal citizen with a CB). Watch the video here on the GoTenna site. I noticed the guy smoking (and selling) marijuana yesterday and chuckled. Someone at Hacker News noticed the same thing and commented on it. Another says “I think they are quite deliberately pointing out that dealers can…
  • They Might Be Tearing Down The Creamery To Build Condos

    Michael Arrington
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:51 pm
    If you’re involved in the startup world in San Francisco you’ve likely been to the Creamery on Townsend and 4th street. It’s iconic, even if only recently so. In 2012 I wrote about the Creamery in a post talking about the shift in startups from the Palo Alto area to San Francisco, noting that “CrunchFund has probably closed (meaning the verbal agreement part) more deals there than anywhere else.” Other press cemented the cafe’s reputation as the place to do business. Today there are probably at least a handful of startup meetings going on there at any given…
  • Fifteen Months Later

    Michael Arrington
    24 Jun 2014 | 10:10 am
    My defamation action against Jenn Allen, the woman who falsely accused me of rape last year after I ended our relationship, is over. She retracted her statements and apologized, which is the very relief I sought before filing this action, and I accordingly dismissed the lawsuit. The settlement agreement is here. Unfortunately, when you have been accused of rape — even provably falsely as I have been — there’s no way to “win”. For the rest of my life, when someone searches my name on the internet, the word “rape” will appear somewhere among the…
  • Ex-NSA Guys’ Startup To Protect You From NSA

    Michael Arrington
    18 Jun 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Virtu, a Washington D.C. startup, raises $6 million in new capital. The company is building an encryption product that will work with email platforms, including Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook. Which is great except that the founders are ex-NSA guys who used to be paid to do things like collect emails and phone call information from hundreds of millions of terrorist suspects Americans. The kind of stuff that this new product is designed foil. It’s like hiring Darth Vader to build planetary defense systems to thwart the Death Star. Except the analogy doesn’t quite work. Vader switched to…
  • Microsoft Paying Bloggers To Write About Internet Explorer

    Michael Arrington
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Update: Microsoft says they’re suspending the program in a statement: “This action by a vendor is not representative of the way Microsoft works with bloggers or other members of the media. The program has been suspended.” — Why in the world is Microsoft (through an agency) trying pay bloggers to write about Internet Explorer? Do people still do this? And given my position on paid posts, why would they think I’d be willing to participate? This is just layers of stupid. Here’s the link in the request below. Here’s the hashtag (#IEbloggers) that…
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  • Forget Lumia, Nokia’s non-smartphone business has collapsed

    Hilton Tarrant: Columnist
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:45 am
    In the first nine-odd weeks that Microsoft has owned Nokia, it contributed US$1.99-billion in revenue and a US$692-million net loss. It’s big enough to be material, given that Microsoft reported total revenue of US$19.9-billion and operating profit of US$6-billion in the quarter. Nokia is 10% of sales, and a significant drag on profits. Between April […]
  • From intro to wedding: 5 B2B online marketing steps that’ll help you initiate offline engagement

    David Graham
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    In my article titled “What you should be doing online to attract new business opportunities“, one of the points I raise relates to building trust with prospective clients. People ask for advice or make purchasing decisions from trusted advisors, and trust has to be earned and takes time to develop. Once trust is lost, it […]
  • Ideas to Reality: 5 creative ways to quickly validate your product

    Jacques Coetzee: staff reporter
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Ideas to Reality is an article series where I take look at easy tools to help entrepreneurs can use to get their projects up-and-running. In the previous post, I highlighted a bunch of free tools that can help you build a product prototype. “There’s no marketplace for ideas,” Trevor Owens, entrepreneur and founder of the […]
  • These PlayStation 1 ‘demakes’ by NeoGAF artists will melt your mind

    Steven Norris: Gearburn Editor
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Over on gaming forum NeoGAF, something wonderful is happening. A thread called “NeoGAF turns modern games into PSOne-era classics!” has kicked off and talented artists have turned the clock back on some of the most popular games of our modern era. It began on a The Last of Us: Remastered forum, where user plainr jokingly […]
  • 7 reasons the Smart Fourtwo and Forfour might actually stand a chance this time around

    Stuart Thomas: Senior reporter
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Mercedes Benz recently unveiled new versions of the Smart Fourtwo and Forfour city cars. Except this wasn’t just another case of iteration, one model following the next. Instead it was more completely rebooting a marque that promised a lot early on but which has failed to deliver in the past few years. Sure all the […]
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  • Skype for Android updated with contact syncing

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Skype for Android received an update today that makes it easier to import your phone’s contact list. Although this new software is currently available to download, Microsoft says that its contact tracking feature will be available in the “coming months.” When ready, the app will prompt you to verify your phone number and after that Skype […]
  • Google Maps now showing ads directly in search results on both desktop & mobile

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Google has announced that it’s bringing more ads to Google Maps on both the desktop and mobile by integrating local ads into the new list view for search results it rolled out recently. That means that when you search for things like restaurants, hotels, and other points of interest, you’ll see ads appear at the […]
  • Obscure but handy: Five calendar apps to keep you on track

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Don't lock yourself into the same old mainstream tools. Check out these little-known calendar apps and see if one offers that killer feature you've been wishing for.
  • Adblock Plus: We can stop canvas fingerprinting, the ‘unstoppable’ new browser tracking technique

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Canvas fingerprinting is a completely new way of tracking users online for advertising purposes, and reports detailing it claim it’s rather difficult to bypass. Even Adblock Plus users can’t escape canvas fingerprinting, but the company explained on its blog there is a way to deal with it, and with cookies for that matter, using its browser plugin. Canvas fingerprinting is basically a smart way of combining data obtained with help of a web browser to create profiles and then track them onlin
  • A Brief History of Voyager 1 Exiting, and Not Exiting, the Solar System

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    You may have heard that Voyager 1 has exited the Solar System. And that it hasn't. This is a chronicle of that probe's greatest journey in headlines, including a few of our own.Read more...
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  • Budget laptop buying guide 2014

    Simon Jones
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:41 am
    While tablets and smartphones may hog the headlines, laptops remain the workhorses of our digital world and prices continue to fall, meaning good quality laptops are now cheaper than ever. Here we look at three very different budget offerings. ASUS X551M Asus laptops offer a variety of affordable models perfect for most end users. The cheapest most capable laptop they have to offer is the X551M a 15.6″ Windows laptop for just under £250. The dual core Intel Celeron 1.8GHz CPU may not be the quickest available, but it works perfectly adequately with the 4GB of RAM and the latest…
  • Netflix offers ‘dream job’ of being paid to watch TV and movies

    Tim Dickinson
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    Most of us see curling up in front of the TV as a great way to relax and get a little bit of downtime on a day off, but for some people this is an actual job, but Netflix is offering just that as a real, paid job. The streaming pioneer is currently advertising for a a new role for one lucky applicant from the UK or Ireland where they will pay you to sit in front of the TV and watch the latest television shows and movies taht are being added to the service. Admittedly you don’t just passively watch, but also add tags about genre, themes, and other relevant information about the episode…
  • The effect of online gaming on the UK economy

    Simon Jones
    3 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Gambling is a popular pastime in the UK with 73% of the adult population participating in some form of gambling each year, earning large profits for the UK tax man, and just as with other sectors the large growth areas are online. Around 4 million people take to the internet to bet on sports teams or play online casino UK games according to the latest Gambling Prevalence Survey, spending about £1.7 billion per year with online gambling sites, which makes up roughly 18% of total UK gambling revenues. And this number is only expected to rise as more consumers find better odds with the…
  • Facebook’s secret experiment should surprise no-one

    Tim Dickinson
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:21 am
    Facebook is facing widespread criticism for conducting a psychology experiment on 700,000 of its users without their knowledge, but the reaction is unwarranted. The US-based social network manipulated what was seen by users in their newsfeeds in order to control the emotional expressions they were exposed to on the site in order to determine whether “exposure to emotions led people to change their own posting behaviours”. The company worked with Cornell University and the University of California at San Francisco on the study. There have been calls for the social network to…
  • Skyscraper Tetris breaks world record

    Tim Dickinson
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:37 am
    A game of Tetris played on the side of a skyscraper has broken the world record for the largest architectural video game display. Professor Frank Lee and two colleagues from Drexel University recreated the classic game on the side of a 29-storey CIRCA Centre in Philadelphia. The ‘game screen’ was made from hundreds of lights embedded in the glass facade of the building and measured a shopping 11,000m2, breaking the previous record also set by Lee. The game was played by dozens of Tetris-loving gamers in April using a joystick connected over a kilometre from the building, with the…
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  • In the Chicago Area? Win 2 Tickets to See New Edition!

    17 Jul 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Yesss!!! My boys are coming back. I am a HUGE New Edition fan. I have been since I was a kid. And yes.. I still scream like a teen at their concerts. LOL! I have been to a few. I am very happy to be attending another to see them later this month. And if […]
  • What You Need to Know to Start an Online Store

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:09 pm
    There are many kinds of entrepreneurs. Some of us write for a living, others are photographers, and some sell online products such as t-shirts, logo design, handcrafted items, or more. No matter what you do chances are that you have an online presence to help you get your products in front the eyes of others. […]
  • Why You Should Care About Your Blog Stats

    14 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    When you first starting blogging you may have been doing it just for fun. You were not worried about whether or not others were actually reading your posts. But then things changed. You realized that you loved the interaction, the networking, the community, and of course the attention from brands. You started being offered sponsored […]
  • 5 Tips to Being a Successful, Financially Independent Entrepreneur

    10 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Capital One 360. What Does It Mean to You to Be Financially Independent? I often sit around and daydream about winning the lottery. Of course for this t