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  • Google gives you the tools to build apps for Android 5.0 Lollipop

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    Jon Fingas
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The official Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade for your phone may be weeks away, but Google has delivered all the ingredients for you to make Lollipop-ready apps. The search firm has released both the finished Lollipop developer kit and a fresh batch of...
  • 4 Common Website Design Fails (and How Can You Fix Them)
    Thomas Oppong
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    It is now more important than ever to make sure that every aspect of your business is as good as it can be. Why? Well it has been reported that 80% of all new businesses fail within their first year. So, if you’re the new kid on the block, you should make sure you present your business as well as you can. This obviously extends to your website. However, we all know how difficult it is to launch a website without any mistakes or blunders. With that in mind, here are three website design fails that you need to watch..
  • 50 staples of a vegan kitchen

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    Kate Rinsema
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    So, you've decided to switch to a plant-based diet, be it for the benefit of the planet, your own health, or to try something new. The question now is, what the heck do you put in the pantry?
  • Moms With Apps Helps You Find Safe Apps for Your Kids
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    As parents we worry about the content that our children see from day-to-day. They are subjected to TV, movies, music, and online content that may be inappropriate. Even some commercials are inappropriate for young eyes. With the rise of technology this threat is even greater. Kids now have smartphones, tablets, and gaming systems at their […]
  • Apps and Android Fragmentation

    Geek News Central
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    When it comes to developing for Google’s favourite operating system, Android fragmentation is often bandied around as an issue for app developers. But how bad is it really and what’s the impact? Fortunately you don’t have to make do with my wild guesses and assumptions as Smashing Magazine have a done a comprehensive critical analysis of testing done by app and game developers using the TestDroid cloud-based testing suite. Over 17 million tests were run on 288 different devices over 3 months early in 2014. Depending on region and measurement, the 288 devices represent…
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  • Modscape builds an off-the-grid modular cabin for rural Australia

    Bridget Borgobello
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Modscape, the Melbourne based architectural studio responsible for the Cliff House concept, has created a modern off-the-grid home that took twelve weeks to complete. Located on the southern banks of the Murray River, in Victoria, Australia, the Tintaldra home is a single-module cabin that was prefabricated in Melbourne before being transported to its rural location. .. Continue Reading Modscape builds an off-the-grid modular cabin for rural Australia Section: Architecture Tags: Australia, Home, Micro-House, Modular, Off-grid, Prefabricated Related Articles: Modscape's concept home is a real…
  • Video review: Yamaha's MT-09 (FZ-09) puts the fun right where you want it

    Loz Blain
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    It's taken me about nine years, but I finally understand what Yamaha's going on about with its "torque sports" MT range. After spending a couple of weeks with the MT-09 (or FZ-09 as it's known in America), I'm convinced. Not only is Yamaha on the right track, but the MT-09 is the kind of machine that could cause a mini-revolution in the motorcycle market. Lightweight, super cheap and blessed with one of the best new engines we've seen in years, the MT is barrel-of-monkeys level fun in just about any real-world riding context. And boy did we have fun putting this video together!.. Continue…
  • 3D printing enables customized knee replacement surgery

    Nick Lavars
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:23 pm
    In today's installment of "How 3D Printing is Changing Healthcare Forever," a Massachusetts-based medical device company is forging new ground in knee replacement surgery. A combination of CT imaging, modeling software and 3D printing technology is enabling ConforMIS to offer implants tailored specifically to each patient. The development could help avoid complications that often follow the procedure, such as pain arising from instability of the joint. .. Continue Reading 3D printing enables customized knee replacement surgery Section: Medical Tags: 3D Printing, Implant, Surgery Related…
  • Audi RS 7 concept completes hot lap at Hockenheim sans driver

    Darren Quick
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Audi has delivered on its promise to send a driverless Audi RS 7 around the Hockenheim Grand Prix track at racing speeds. Although those who tried to view the live stream yesterday were left wanting after the servers crashed, the RS 7 piloted driving concept completed a Hockenheimring lap in just over two minutes. .. Continue Reading Audi RS 7 concept completes hot lap at Hockenheim sans driver Section: Automotive Tags: Audi, Autonomous Vehicles Related Articles: Driverless Audi RS7 to lap Hockenheim GP circuit Audi gets California's first autonomous driving permit Audi gets Nevada's second…
  • Chevrolet previews performance concepts ahead of SEMA

    Scott Collie
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Chevrolet has revealed a set of SEMA showcars designed to highlight the range of personalization options available for new-car buyers. The SEMA specials range from a hotted-up Sonic hatchback to a blacked-out Chevy Impala. .. Continue Reading Chevrolet previews performance concepts ahead of SEMA Section: Automotive Tags: Chevrolet, Concept Cars, SEMA 2014 Related Articles: Chevy shows off a preview of what's to come at SEMA Chevy announces pricing and release window for 2014 Impala Chevrolet announces 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel Chevrolet releases details on the Spark EV Hyundai Veloster…
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  • The Internet Sleeps at Night. Really.

    Robert McMillan
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Here in the United States, we spend most of our time in an always-on world—a place where internet connections are as constant and reliable as the lights or running water. But this sort of always-on internet is very much a first-world luxury, and it appears to be confined to countries that were early users of […] The post The Internet Sleeps at Night. Really. appeared first on WIRED.
  • What’s Scarier, Haunted Houses or Haunted People?

    Geek's Guide to the Galaxy
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    In the latest installment of the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast, a panel of writers discusses the popularity and even the psychogeographies of haunted houses. The post What’s Scarier, Haunted Houses or Haunted People? appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Tragic Medical History Behind That Crazy Knick Finale

    Angela Watercutter
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    There were about a bajillion "oh, crap!" moments on The Knick finale last night. (OK, like, five.) But of those, the two most intense have real medical histories even more tragic than what went down on the show. Removing teeth to treat insanity? That happened. Using heroin to treat cocaine addiction? That's not too far from the truth, either. The post The Tragic Medical History Behind That Crazy Knick Finale appeared first on WIRED.
  • Snapchat Ads Are Heading Your Way Starting This Weekend

    Issie Lapowsky
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:15 pm
    It's happened to Twitter. And Tumblr. And Instagram. And now, Snapchat's day has finally come. The post Snapchat Ads Are Heading Your Way Starting This Weekend appeared first on WIRED.
  • Gadget Lab Podcast: Did You Hear That Apple Had an Event This Week?

    Gadget Lab Staff
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:22 pm
    New Apple hardware was released this week. Maybe you heard? The hosts (joined this week by WIRED writer Tim Moynihan), discuss new iPads and 5K iMacs. Also, new Nexus hardware, the best iPad games, and your Mother. The post Gadget Lab Podcast: Did You Hear That Apple Had an Event This Week? appeared first on WIRED.
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  • How Martin Scorsese Created The Modern Masculine Ideal

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    If masculinity were a product, then Italian-American masculinity—florid, violent, hungry for respect, as thin-skinned as Italian sausage—would be the brand leader, thanks to the movies.
  • The Origins Of My Pyromania

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:45 pm
    I did most of my fire-lighting in the bathroom, operating under the theory that bathroom tile wasn’t flammable. The first time I lit a match and sprayed the tiny flame with Aqua Net, the ensuing fireball was so big and breathtaking that I felt satisfied — and only a little afraid.
  • Bias In The Box

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:27 pm
    For capital juries across America, race still plays a role in who gets to serve.
  • 11 Beautiful Minutes Of Dogs Pretending To Be Supreme Court Justices

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:42 pm
    "Last Week Tonight" did something wonderful Sunday night. John Oliver and his crew released almost 11 minutes of footage of dogs dressed up as the members of the Supreme Court of the United States for news outlets to use for reenactment purposes. Who needs cameras in the courtroom when we've got these cute pups?
  • 'She Wanted To Be Normal. We Both Did:' Why Gender, Sexuality, And Desire Matter

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    You can love without boundaries, right or wrong, girl or boy. I tell my story for Gwen Araujo, who no longer can.
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  • Pittsburgh takes the prize for worst accent in the U.S. [videos]

    Kate Rinsema
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Yinz wanna know what a Picksburg accent sahnds like?
  • Ranking the real threats to Americans

    Kate Rinsema
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
    If you've been living on a steady diet of the 24-hour news cycle, you might be tempted to panic over the threat from ISIS and Ebola, so Max Fisher at Vox thought it was high time we looked at the true threats to Americans as things stand today.
  • 5 questions you should ask during a job interview

    Deanne Mayall
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Abbie Lennox via Business Insider, tackles a question that is oft-discussed but really, never answered to any degree of practicality and it is, which question should you ask in an interview? The upshot is, she says to be upfront and the rewards will be worth it. You’ll glean important information about the company while likely …
  • 50 staples of a vegan kitchen

    Kate Rinsema
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    So, you've decided to switch to a plant-based diet, be it for the benefit of the planet, your own health, or to try something new. The question now is, what the heck do you put in the pantry?
  • How to draw a perfect circle with your bare hands [video]

    Josh Urich
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Step One: Casually mention to your friends that you can draw a perfect circle. Step two: Decline to prove it. Step three: Let your friends get more worked up. Step four: Talk them into betting you that you can't draw a perfect circle. Step five: Use this technique to win all the money.
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    Tech Page One

  • The difference between disaster recovery and business continuity

    Howard M. Cohen
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Even brief lapses in operation can threaten an enterprise’s existence. Credit: ShutterstockThe terms business continuity and disaster recovery are often mistakenly used interchangeably. And while cloud computing services can be used to address both business continuity and disaster recovery, you must have a fundamental understanding of the differences to do effective planning. Disaster recovery (DR) refers to having the ability to restore the data and applications that run your business should your data center, servers, or other infrastructure get damaged or destroyed. One…
  • Oculus Rift and your privacy: Is your data safe?

    Megan Anderle
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The data from Oculus Rift paints an even more accurate picture of users’ habits and private lives. Credit: Sergey Galyonkin The developments for Oculus Rift are coming at a light-speed pace. All the major tech companies want a piece of the virtual reality pie; in early September, the VR headset maker announced it was working with Samsung to build out the product, and in March, Facebook acquired Oculus for $2 billion. With the unveiling of the new prototype and widespread interest from the tech community and general consumers alike, we can expect to see extensive applications for this…
  • Want better clouds? Support OpenFlow

    Howard M. Cohen
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    OpenFlow provides an open, collaborative development process driven from the end-user perspective, according to ONF. Credit: ShutterstockThe Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a user-driven organization dedicated to the promotion and adoption of software-defined networking (SDN) through open standards development. In a 2012 white paper, the ONF refers to software-defined networking as “the new norm for networks” and to OpenFlow as ”the first standard interface designed specifically for SDN, providing high-performance, granular traffic control across multiple vendors’…
  • Cybersecurity: Turning the tide on hackers

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    With the recent cyberattacks at The Home Depot, Target, JPMorgan Chase, and now Kmart (division of Sears), one has to wonder whether the hackers have the edge in this ongoing cyberwar. Newsflash: In many ways, they do. Every day that goes by makes it easier and less expensive for bad guys to mount attacks that only a few years ago were prohibitively expensive. And the good guys? It’s getting increasingly difficult and costly to protect even the most basic technology from a burgeoning throng of shady characters, each using a tool belt brimming with sophisticated, easily obtainable hacking…
  • Who needs all-flash arrays?

    Jim O'Reilly
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    An all-flash array’s drive capacity can be half of the capacity of the HDD array it replaces. Credit: iStock The all-flash array rewrites the performance tuning of a lot of applications. With real-world performance close to benchmarks, we are looking at IOPS numbers of more than one million. Compare this with hard disk drive arrays, which achieve around 4,000 IOPS, and data access just moved into the fast lane. Equally important is the availability of storage software packages that auto-tier data between the all-flash array and bulk storage, and deduplicate, clone, and compress that…
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  • The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:04 pm
    StartsWithABang writes We like to think of the Mercury 7 — the very first group of NASA astronauts — as the "best of the best," having been chosen from a pool of over 500 of the top military test pilots after three rounds of intense physical and mental tests. Yet when women were allowed to take the same tests, one of them clearly distinguished herself, outperforming practically all of the men. If NASA had really believed in merit, Jerrie Cobb would have been the first female in space, even before Valentina Tereshkova, more than 50 years ago. She still deserves to go.Read more of…
  • 3-D Printed "Iron Man" Prosthetic Hands Now Available For Kids

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    PC World (drawing on an article from notes that inventor Pat Starace has released his plans for a 3-D printable prosthetic hand designed to appeal both to kids who need it and their parents (who can't all afford the cost of conventional prostheses). The hand "has the familiar gold-and-crimson color scheme favored by Ol' Shellhead, and it's designed with housings for a working gyroscope, magnetometer, accelerometer, and other "cool sensors", as well as a battery housing and room for a low-power Bluetooth chip and charging port." It takes about 48 hours in printing time (and "a…
  • If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    fyngyrz (762201) writes It would seem that no matter how you configure Yosemite, Apple is listening. Keeping in mind that this is only what's been discovered so far, and given what's known to be going on, it's not unthinkable that more is as well. Should users just sit back and accept this as the new normal? It will be interesting to see if these discoveries result in an outcry, or not. Is it worse than the data collection recently reported in a test version of Windows?Read more of this story at Slashdot.
  • In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    An anonymous reader writes with this news from The Guardian about a proposed change in UK law that would greatly increase the penalties for online incivility: Internet trolls who spread "venom" on social media could be jailed for up to two years, the justice secretary Chris Grayling has said as he announced plans to quadruple the maximum prison sentence. Grayling, who spoke of a "baying cybermob", said the changes will allow magistrates to pass on the most serious cases to crown courts. The changes, which will be introduced as amendments to the criminal justice and courts bill, will mean the…
  • Gigabit Cellular Networks Could Happen, With 24GHz Spectrum

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:03 pm
    An anonymous reader writes A Notice of Inquiry was issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday that focuses research on higher frequencies for sending gigabit streams of mobile data. The inquiry specifically states that its purpose is to determine "what frequency bands above 24 GHz would be most suitable for mobile services, and to begin developing a record on mobile service rules and a licensing framework for mobile services in those bands". Cellular networks currently use frequencies between 600 MHz to 3 GHz with the most desirable frequencies under 1 GHz being owned by…
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • Lt. Uhura. Dr. Mae Jemison. Melinda Gates. Onward.

    Brian S Hall
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:11 am
    Mae Jemison turned 58 last Friday. Jemison was the first African American woman to travel into space. As a child, one of her influences was Star Trek’s Lieutenant Uhura. I hope some one, some day writes the definitive piece on all the girls inspired by this popular television character.   Role models are vital. They help clear the path, guide our future and quite possibly change the world. But where do they come from?  Many look toward Silicon Valley, land of the smart, home of the super-rich. This strikes me as a rather limiting vision. The next Lt. Uhura is not likely to be…
  • iPads: The Bad, The Good And The Takeaway

    John Kirk
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Tablets, in general, and iPads, in particular, seem to be getting a bad rap nowadays. So I thought I’d take a look at both the bad and the good, and see if that provided us with any meaningful takeaways. 1) The Bad 1.1) The Tablet Market is slowing. 1.2) The iPad Market is slowing. 1.3) The iPad rate of growth is plummeting. 1.4) The iPad is losing share. 1.5) The Doomsday articles are everywhere. –The Diminished iPad, by Ben Thompson –Apple’s New iPads Will Be A Hard Sell, by Marketwatch –Apple, Needing A Jolt With New iPads, Plays It Safe Instead, by Cnet…
  • Tech.pinions Podcast: Apple iPads, iMac Retina, Apple Pay

    Bob O'Donnell
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Welcome to the weekly Tech.pinions podcast. This week Bob O’Donnell, Ben Bajarin, Jan Dawson and Carolina Milanesi chat about Apple’s recent event, discussing the new iPads, the iMac with the 5K retina display and Apple Pay. Click here to subscribe in iTunes. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator or want to add it to iTunes manually the feed to our podcast is:
  • My Apple vs. Samsung Conspiracy Theory

    Ben Bajarin
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The Samsung issues we are seeing has me thinking about something. It’s a conspiracy theory with zero evidence but something that strategically intrigues me. Tim Cook said in a recent interview with Charlie Rose that Apple could have made a bigger iPhone years ago. So the question is, why didn’t they? The writing was on… This content is for Insider Monthly and Insider Yearly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • The Apple Announcement and the Future of Modesty

    Steve Wildstrom
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Apple’s latest product announcements were improvements to existing iPads and iMacs. This, not surprisingly, caused mild disappointment among those who had no reason to expect more but somehow felt they’d be surprised anyway. The fact is, modesty is the reasonable move to expect from Apple. And that can be fine for Apple’s business. The latest announcements included thinner iPads, upgraded iMacs, including a new Retina Display model, and the new Yosemite version of OS X unveiled at the World Wide Developers’ Conference in June. A bigger iPad may still be on the way but…
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  • Toshiba Chromebook 2 Update Brings New Design and 1080p

    Kevin Purcell
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    Toshiba Chromebook 2 Update Brings New Design and 1080p is a post by Kevin Purcell from Toshiba showed off a pair of new Chromebooks recently that come with an attractive new chiseled... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Lenovo Y40 Review: A Solid, Svelte Gaming Laptop

    Travis Pope
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    Lenovo Y40 Review: A Solid, Svelte Gaming Laptop is a post by Travis Pope from It’s been said by many that there has never been a better time to purchase a computer running... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Epson Expression Premium XP-820 Small-in-One Prints Everything Well

    Kevin Purcell
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Epson Expression Premium XP-820 Small-in-One Prints Everything Well is a post by Kevin Purcell from The Epson Expression Premium XP-820 Small-in-One multifunction printer prints,... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e Chromebook Review: Great Rugged Chromebook

    Kevin Purcell
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e Chromebook Review: Great Rugged Chromebook is a post by Kevin Purcell from As Chromebooks become more popular among schools, a rugged and yet still... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Lenovo N20p Chromebook Review: Touch on a Nice 11-inch Design

    Kevin Purcell
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Lenovo N20p Chromebook Review: Touch on a Nice 11-inch Design is a post by Kevin Purcell from The Lenovo N20p Chromebook lets users get their hands — or, more specifically,... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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    Tech Talk


    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    While Microsoft has focused on touch screen laptops, an Apple VP told CNET News that Apple has no plans to offer laptops with touch even though touch is featured on its iPad tablets. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    As expected Apple introduced a thinner and faster iPad but Tech Talk questions whether many people are likely to want to upgrade. CBS News and CNET Technologies Analyst Larry Magid has today's Tech Talk. (self id)

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Google has a new Android operating system and new devices including a 6-inch smartphone. And, like previous versions of Android, it has a very sweet name. CBS News and CNET Technologies Analyst Larry Magid has today's Tech Talk. (self id)

    14 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    In the wake of news about a 3rd party app reportedly leaking its members private photos, Snapchat is warning users to stay away from such apps that work with their service. CBS News and CNET Technologies Analyst Larry Magid has today's Tech Talk. (self id)

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    As an experiment, Google is offering a free video doctor's visit to a small number of users who search for ailments. CBS News technology analyst Larry Magid has details in today's "Tech Talk." (Magid, self-ID)
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  • Introducing The 14 Companies Participating In Disrupt London: Startup Battlefield

    Sam O'Keefe
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
     We’re thrilled to introduce the impressive group of companies participating in this year’s Startup Battlefield. The Battlefield serves to showcase the best and most promising early-stage startups in the industry, and this batch does not disappoint. We’ve got something for everyone, from medical diagnostics, enterprise mobile tools and social curation to fintech and gaming. Read More
  • Watch The Disrupt Europe Live Stream Right Here!

    Jordan Crook
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:02 am
    TechCrunch has crossed the pond and has set up shop in London for the second annual Disrupt Europe conference. This year, we’re in London at Old Billingsgate and we couldn’t be more excited to hang out with our European friends. But we know that it’s not possible for everyone to make it out to the conference, so we’re heading directly into your home with the live stream. Read More
  • Uber’s Non-Profit Ridesharing Service People’s Uber Expands To More Chinese Cities

    Catherine Shu
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:44 am
     Uber has expanded People’s Uber, its ridesharing pilot program, to more cities in China today, following its August launch in Beijing. People’s Uber is now available in Hangzhou, Chengdu, Wuhan, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou. Read More
  • Secure Messaging App Wickr Adds 22 Languages To Give More People A Private Voice

    Ingrid Lunden
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:21 am
     Wickr, one of the wave of secure messaging apps that have risen to prominence in the last year as people question how private their data and communications really are these days (even among “private” apps), is expanding its sights globally. From today, the app — which has had “well over 3 million downloads” says CEO and co-founder Nico Sell — is… Read More
  • Who To Follow On Twitter, According To Marc Andreessen

    Catherine Shu
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:52 pm
     Well-known Tweetstormer and investor Marc Andreessen has produced a list of his favorite people to follow on Twitter. He was prompted to do so by an article in The Information called “Silicon Valley’s Frontman Problem” by Jessica Lessin, who questioned if the industry leaders most often quoted by the media (she cited Andreessen, Elon Musk, and Peter Thiel) really… Read More
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    Mobile and Social Media

  • An Interview with Martin Bryant, Editor in Chief of The Next Web about Journalism, Print, and Wearables

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

    8 Sep 2014 | 12:07 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@Hilzfuld) Many years ago (ok, not that many but 5 years in virtual land is a lot!), I decided I was going to interview people who inspire me. Since then, I have been doing so as often as I can. Here are all my superstar interviews. When I first decided to try to reach these people, I set my goals quite high and even made myself laugh at the thought of ever accomplishing the goal of meeting and/or interviewing the Woz. Well, it took me all those years but then a few months back, I managed to land my Woz interview. That is old news though, so why am I telling you this? Well,…
  • How and Why to Interview Superstars with Twitter and Google+

    10 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    By: Hillel Fuld As you might have noticed, I have been posting interviews with some of the shakers of the Web and tech industries. This is something I started doing a while back. While these interviews have been a great experience for me to learn from some of the biggest names out there, the main advantage has been the relationships I have created. I love the fact that I can DM Alyssa Milano or joke around with Robert Scoble. I have spoken to Mike McCue on the phone (he is just as nice as online), and I am always learning from Chris Pirillo. Why am I telling you this? Because, as awesome as…
  • An Interview with the Legendary Damian Burns, Google’s Director of Global Strategic Partnerships

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:15 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) As you might have noticed, I like to interview people. Really important people. I literally made myself a list of individuals that I would one day, somehow, hope to have the privilege to interview. Some of them were a little out there. You know, people like the actress Alyssa Milano (remember Who’s the Boss? Good times.), Om Malik, the father of tech journalism, and even Steve Wozniak who founded this small company called Apple with his buddy Steve Jobs in their garage. I set myself some pretty high goals and so far, so good. Alyssa Milano One of the people…
  • 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…
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  • The End of 'Walking Dead' Episode 2 Will Haunt Us Forever

    Sandra Gonzalez
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:53 am
    Warning: Spoilers ahead for Episode 2 of The Walking Dead season 5. Look, The Walking Dead is a gross show. A wonderful, action-packed, disgusting show that has trained us to have stomaches of steel. But the end of episode 2 easily ranks among the greats in the Horrific Hall of Fame. Congrats, moment henceforth known to as the #BobBQ Scene. As the hilariously inappropriate hashtag implies, poor Bob was captured and diced up by the cannibals in the final minutes of this otherwise subdued episode Notice that the word "killed" was not included in that sequence of events. That's because Bob, who…
  • People Look Like Their Pets and It's a Problem

    Max Knoblauch
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    While being compared to a pet may seem like an insult, it's actually somewhat of a confirmed phenomenon. We perceive animals and their owners to look like each other Of course, if the resemblance is too similar, things start to get eerie. Really eerie. See also: Marnie the Dog Imitates Selfie King James Franco Poorly Drawn Lines explores that side of the spectrum in the comic, below: Image: Poorly Drawn LinesBONUS: 5 Adorable Facts About Dogs Read more...More about Comics, Pets, Animals, Dogs, and Funny
  • 'The Good Wife' Season 6, Episode 5: From Scandal to Spotlight

    Nora Grenfell
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:48 pm
    It's no secret that Alicia Florrick is one of the most complex, interesting female characters on television. But Alicia isn't the token interesting female character on The Good Wife, she's one of many compelling female characters the show has to offer. This week's episode found the women of The Good Wife sometimes on opposing sides, but the conflict they faced only served for a richer showdown between these incredible women "Shiny Objects" did not try to be subtle about its messages. Alicia and her often-ally Elsbeth, both extremely formidable women, faced off in court in a case about sexism.
  • An Entrepreneur Ate a Smart Pill to Show How to Track Your Data

    Jenni Ryall
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:54 pm
    SYDNEY — One entrepreneur from Melbourne is putting his health on the line for the love of his new app. Chris Koch ate a device inside a tablet at 12 p.m. local time on Monday as part of a competition to promote his business, Pop!, to prove you can keep track of your data anywhere. Even inside his stomach See also: BlackBerry's Comeback Plan Is Bearing Fruit — So Far Interactive software company Snepo are behind the tablet, which houses a system on a chip (SOC) by RFdigital that includes a Bluetooth low energy component and a processor. Snepo's founder Ben Moir told Mashable the…
  • 'Once Upon a Time' Put a Cool Twist on 'Fantasia' In the Latest Episode

    Sandra Gonzalez
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Romance was in the air on Once Upon a Time Sunday night, but per usual, there was magic and darkness lurking close behind it. Emma and Hook went on their first official date and though Hook (or "Killian" as he asks Emma to call him) finally was able to get his hand back from Rumplestiltskin, it came with a price. We got a few bloody good threats from the Dark One in the past, present and future. And as suggested by the title of the episode ("The Apprentice") there was more Fantasia than Frozen in the episode, complete with a teeny tiny mouse. But we'll get to that. Hook, Line and Sinker…
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  • Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

    Leigh Beadon
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The voting was somewhat slow this week, especially on the funny side, but that's no reason to ignore the great comments that rose to the top. After we noted that, despite the positive trend of increased exposure of police abuse, there doesn't seem to be any decrease in the abuse itself, That One Guy won first place on the insightful side by exploring the big reason for that: They remain 'oblivious' to it for the simple reason that it doesn't matter. Sure they got recorded macing someone for talking back, or beating someone, or robbing someone. What happens when that recording goes public?
  • This Week In Techdirt History: October 12 - 18th

    Mike Masnick
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Five Years Ago: We were still wondering about the attempts to insert the morality question into copyright, noting that it is almost always used to "cover up the inability to justify the expansion of rights on economic grounds." In a somewhat related post, we wondered what kind of industry sets up a group to specifically oppose what consumers want -- and the answer was: Hollywood. Another such group is the BSA, and it was finally having some of its nastier practices revealed. Sticking to the copyright question, we wondered if libraries really needed licenses to lend out ebooks, since they…
  • Awesome Stuff: Portable Standing Desks

    Mike Masnick
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    As you may be aware, I'm a big believer in standing desks, and we've written about standing desk crowdfunding projects in previous awesome stuff post. However, my other obsession concerning working is the ability to have a fully functional "office in a bag" that I can take on the go. I may write about that one of these days in an awesome stuff post, but I have a full setup with a second monitor, portable ergonomic keyboard and more that I take on the go with me -- but I haven't yet found a workable portable standing desk. I'm left at the mercy of wherever I might be at the time, if there's a…
  • Awesome Stuff: Portable Standing Desks

    Mike Masnick
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    As you may be aware, I'm a big believer in standing desks, and we've written about standing desk crowdfunding projects in previous awesome stuff post. However, my other obsession concerning working is the ability to have a fully functional "office in a bag" that I can take on the go. I may write about that one of these days in an awesome stuff post, but I have a full setup with a second monitor, portable ergonomic keyboard and more that I take on the go with me -- but I haven't yet found a workable portable standing desk. I'm left at the mercy of wherever I might be at the time, if there's a…
  • Innovation Works Better, Faster With Openness, Not Lock-In

    Mike Masnick
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Dave Winer has a short, but important post discussing how a new round of entrepreneurs (and VCs) are too focused on locking in users, rather than making use of open standards. They worry that, if they provide open access to the data their systems accumulate, no one will come to their website, therefore no one will be able to enjoy their lock-in, thereby justifying their multi-million dollar valuations. Why should we care? Problem isn't that they're young, the problem is they have a too-thin value-add to support the kind of investment they've taken on. Since VCs are now investing in news…
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    The Register

  • STONER SHEEP get the MUNCHIES after feasting on £4k worth of cannabis plants

    Team Register
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Baaaaaa! Fanny's Farm's woolly flock is high, maaaaaan A flock of sheep that are about to meet their maker at the abattoir got high on cannabis plants worth £4,000, after the drugs were ditched in a Surrey field.…
  • ICT ministers mark out net-regulation patch ahead of ITU plenipot

    Richard Chirgwin
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Busan Declaration looks like a statement of intent The ITU has kicked off three weeks of wrangling over the future of the Internet – the 2014 Plenipotentiary – with a ministerial statement that's likely to spark concerns about the direction of the coming summit.…
  • WAITER! There's a Flappy Bird in my Lollipop!

    Simon Sharwood
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:45 pm
    New Android release includes frustrating, derivative, Easter Egg Google's practice of leaving Easter Eggs in Android appears to have continued, with a chap spotting a Flappy Bird clone in the new version 5.0, aka Lollipop, release.…
  • FIRST standards to clean up messy CERTs

    Darren Pauli
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Sharing is caring, but not for Blighty The global gathering of incident responders FIRST is spearheading a global standards effort to reform and unify the operations of government and large enterprise computer emergency response teams (CERTs).…
  • NBN Co adds 'burbs to copper map, claims 'speed up' rollout

    Richard Chirgwin
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:36 pm
    140 lucky locations won't get fibre NBN Co has re-designated 140 suburbs from fibre-to-the-premises to fibre-to-the-node, a move it says will deliver high-speed connections to the target locations earlier than would otherwise have been a case.…
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    Digital Trends

  • Google gets FCC approval for Nexus Player, preorders likely to reopen

    Mike Flacy
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Forced to halt all preorders of the Nexus Player on Saturday, Google will now be able to take orders of the set-top box once again after receiving approval from the Federal Communications Commission. The post Google gets FCC approval for Nexus Player, preorders likely to reopen appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of October 19, 2014

    Drew Prindle
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk! The post Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of October 19, 2014 appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • This copper-clad cone-shaped speaker learns what music you like and streams it via Wi-Fi

    Caleb Denison
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:15 pm
    The Aether Cone speaker is a Wi-Fi and AirPlay enabled speaker unlike anything we've evaluated before. In our hands-on video we explain how it's different. The post This copper-clad cone-shaped speaker learns what music you like and streams it via Wi-Fi appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Report: Fitbit preps the Surge, a $250 fitness smartwatch

    Mike Flacy
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Ideal for anyone that wants to track their cardio workouts, Fitbit will soon launch a new wearable that's specifically targeted at runners and includes GPS tracking as well as heart rate monitoring technology. The post Report: Fitbit preps the Surge, a $250 fitness smartwatch appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • What caused 517 accidents in one day in Moscow? Breasts, of course

    Andrew Hard
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Russian police recently had to impound several trucks with a risqué advertisement printed on them. The Moscow ads showed a large picture of a woman’s breasts, and reportedly caused 517 accidents in a single day. The post What caused 517 accidents in one day in Moscow? Breasts, of course appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • XTERRA Point Mugu 18K Trail Race Report – 2014

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

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

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

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

    5 May 2014 | 10:47 pm
    This past Sunday I went out for a run/hike at Malibu Creek State Park, next to Calabasas. No I didn’t see Justin Bieber but I did have a fancy Porsche tailgating me as I tried to find the park entrance. I had run into the XTERRA Malibu Creek Trail Run race in a magazine and thought I’d check out the site. Once I got to the Park I found out that parking was $12 and that they didn’t take credit. If you go to a park and have cash on hand, pay it. They need the revenue. I didn’t have it so I parked up across the street. More on this in a bit. If you’re more of a…
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  • Lessons from Doctor Who: “Scared Is a Super Power”

    Dave Greenbaum
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Mindfulness teaches us that our physical reactions don't need to reflect our mental states. We can't ignore our heart racing, but we can choose our reaction. A recent episode of Doctor Who explains this lesson well.Read more...
  • Your Home Insurance Might Cover the Receipt of Counterfeit Money

    Dave Greenbaum
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Counterfeit money sucks, but it happens to the best of us. The person who gave it to you might not even know it's counterfeit. You'll find out you've got a bogus bill when you try to use it at the store or at the bank, though. Thankfully, your insurance company might cover your loss.Read more...
  • Check for “Unaccompanied Minor” Fees Before Buying an Airline Ticket

    Dave Greenbaum
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Sometimes we have to send our kids alone on a flight. Airlines take on extra responsibilities for "unaccompanied minors," so you'll need to figure that into the cost of a ticket. Each airline has different fees, and they're subject to change.Read more...
  • ​Wait Until a Formal Job Offer Before Handing Over Your Social Security Number

    Dave Greenbaum
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    When you apply for a job you'll often give them basic information like employment history. Think twice before giving out that Social Security Number. The job application could be a scam.Read more...
  • AdDetector Notifies You if a Story You’re Reading Is Sponsored

    Dave Greenbaum
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Firefox/Chrome: Some web sites will have sponsored stories in their timeline—it's how they pay the bills. If you want your browser to warn you which stories are ads, AdDetector works in Firefox and Chrome.Read more...
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  • Dyson's Humidifier Uses UV Light To Kill Germs In its Water Reservoir

    Andrew Liszewski
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The slow but steady approach of winter means that it's almost time for many of us to fire up our heaters—also heralding the return of of chapped lips and dry skin. Dyson's new humidifier is one solution to the problem, but it doesn't only prevent dry air. It also ensures your home isn't being filled with bacteria-ridden moisture thanks to a germ-killing UV light.Read more...
  • Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

    Darren Orf
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Welcome to another week of apps. We had some big additions to our smartphones from Skype and Microsoft recently, but iOS, Android, and Windows Phone once again has some new additions worth taking a look.Read more...
  • Celebrate 25 Seasons of Treehouse of Horror By Watching The Simpsons

    Darren Orf
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Quick! Stop what you're doing (including reading this), and go watch television history. The Simpsons will be airing the 25 installment of a now national Halloween tradition known as Treehouse of Horror at 8pm ET on Fox. Read more...
  • What Are Tech's Biggest Blunders?

    Darren Orf
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    With great reward comes risk, and tech companies are probably pretty familiar with that sentiment. Each product, service, or device is a gamble on whether it will resonate, successfully separating us from our discretionary income, or languish on stockroom shelves, untouched.Read more...
  • Report: Fitbit Surge Is a $250 Fitness-Focused Smartwatch

    Darren Orf
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    We got an exclusive look last week at Fitbit's refresh of the Fitbit Force fitness tracker with the Fitbit Charge and Fitbit Charge HR , but that appears to have been only part of what the company has in store. The Verge reports that Fitbit will also be launching its own smartwatch, known as the Fitbit Surge.Read more...
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • NASA records Falcon 9 rocket's descent as research for Mars landings

    Mariella Moon
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:01 pm
    NASA wants to refine the ability of future spacecraft to land on Mars, since they'll have to ferry humans and other large payloads to the red planet. To that end, the agency has teamed up with SpaceX to record thermal camera footage of the Falcon 9...
  • A Microsoft smartwatch could appear in weeks

    Mat Smith
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Do you remember Spot? Well, that was Microsoft's very early smartwatch effort, lost in the mists of bygone technology. Finally, a long time coming, a more modern effort from the company is apparently on its way-- and coming soon. According to Forbes'...
  • Dyson tackles the humidifier, kills water-based bacteria with UV light

    Mat Smith
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:25 pm
    In a launch presentation in Tokyo, Japan (apparently the company's favorite place for new product launches), Dyson tackled the surprisingly sketchy hygiene issues that come with more typical humidifiers. To prove how gosh-darn better Dyson's Hygienic...
  • Google gives you the tools to build apps for Android 5.0 Lollipop

    Jon Fingas
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The official Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade for your phone may be weeks away, but Google has delivered all the ingredients for you to make Lollipop-ready apps. The search firm has released both the finished Lollipop developer kit and a fresh batch of...
  • Fitbit's new wearable looks like a watch, crams in GPS and a heart rate monitor

    Mat Smith
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:54 pm
    It's been a while since we've seen a new Fitbit product, but according to a leak obtained at The Verge, that's because the company's been working on something a little special. The Fitbit Surge is a "fitness superwatch" that houses two must-haves for...
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    Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • SAP cloud sales quicken, deferred sales hit outlook

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:43 pm
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German business software maker SAP on Monday cut its outlook for full-year operating profit amid an accelerating shift by customers to buy its software over the Internet rather than as packaged software, delaying recognition of those sales. SAP said it now expects 2014 operating profit, excluding some special items, of 5.6 billion to 5.8 billion euros ($7.1-7.4 billion), down from 5.8-6.0 billion euros previously. SAP reported a 5 percent rise in third-quarter operating profit, excluding special items, to 1. ...
  • Watch Earth roll by live in HD, streamed from the ISS

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Get your relaxing internet fix by sitting back and watching the Blue Marble roll away in real-time under the orbit of the ISS.>
  • Yahoo set to outline cost-cutting efforts: WSJ

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:07 pm
    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc is expected on Tuesday to outline cost-cutting efforts and give details of how it is evaluating possible acquisitions as it faces pressure from an activist investor, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person who was briefed on the plan. Yahoo is considering acquiring one or more large technology startups with some of the $5.8 billion it made from the initial public offering of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the newspaper said. Representatives at Yahoo did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment outside regular U.S. business hours. ...
  • A Microsoft smartwatch could appear in weeks

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:56 pm
  • Virgin Galactic to resume powered test flights

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Virgin's commercial passenger space flight venture is soon to begin a new round of test flights for spaceliner SpaceShipTwo.>
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • iMac With Retina 5K Display First Impressions: A Screen In Which To Lose Oneself

    Darrell Etherington
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
     Apple’s new iMac boasts a screen with an almost preposterous resolution of 5180×2880 pixels, which makes it the world’s highest resolution display. The screen is the key ingredient here, despite changes under the hood, and after a couple of days of use, it’s still the screen that (stating the obvious here) catches my eye. Amid the flurry and elbow-throwing of the… Read More
  • Convergence In The Internet Of Things Is Priming The Tech World For A Major Cultural Shift

    Artyom Astafurov
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
     To anyone who is tuned into the tech world, it should not come as earth shattering news that machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and the Internet of Things have hit a major convergence point in the tech industry. What is fairly new however is that the two have become so closely intertwined with each other that you can no longer think about one without thinking of the other. Read More
  • Bag Week: The Pad & Quill Attache

    Jordan Crook
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:28 am
     If life was like Toy Story, and when we fell asleep, all of our inanimate objects suddenly came to life, the Pad & Quill Attache bag would be some super combo of both Woody and Buzz Lightyear. Socially, this bag would be the head honcho. With a beautiful, hand-crafted (and signed by that hand) leather exterior, the Attache laptop bag feels slightly Old-World. It’s a classic,… Read More
  • Bag Week: Herschel Little America Mid-Volume Select Backpack

    Darrell Etherington
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
     The new Herschel fall lineup includes the Heritage we reviewed earlier in bag week, but there are also new looks for the Little America. The smaller mid-volume version of this bag, in a Select color and material finish combination, might be more the speed of those with smaller backs, or who just don’t need a massive amount of storage space, and the signature Little America… Read More
  • Watch These Tiny Robots As They Fly Well With Others

    John Biggs
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
     The quadccopters at the University of Pennsylvania GRASP Lab are truly trained to follow the golden robot rule: fly with others as you’d fly with yourself. Thanks to researchers Yash Mulgaonkar, Gareth Cross and Vijay Kumar, we can see how close these little flying robots are to their noble goal. Read More
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  • Sprint Service Plan For Samsung Gear S Leaked

    Adnan Farooqui
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    There were rumors a few months back that Samsung will be releasing a smartwatch with standalone 3G capability and it did. The Samsung Gear S is now official and we found it to be a good wearable device in our review. Last month Samsung also revealed when the Gear S will make its way to the U.S. The smartwatch will be available from all four carriers and if a new report is to be believed, Sprint may even offer a wireless service plan just for the Gear S. Phandroid reports, citing sources close to the matter, that Sprint will offer a separate plan for the Samsung Gear S smartwatch. It is not…
  • Chinese Carrier Offers Pocket Enlargement To iPhone 6 Plus Customers

    Adnan Farooqui
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    Now this is a novel idea that many iPhone 6 Plus owners will like. A carrier in China is offering customers who purchase the iPhone 6 Plus a pocket enlargement service. The idea is pretty simple. Customers can get the pockets on their pants enlarged so that they’re big enough to comfortably accommodate the iPhone 6 Plus, which has already been accused of bending when being carried around in tight pockets. The carrier in question is China Unicom, the second largest mobile carrier in the People’s Republic. It is offering in-house pocket enlargement to customers who pick up…
  • PlayStation 4 System Software 2.0 Detailed

    Adnan Farooqui
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    Back in August at Gamescom Sony talked a bit about the next major software update for the PlayStation 4. At the event it described some of the new features that will be included in the PS4 system software 2.0. Don’t think that only those features will be included in this update. Sony has worked on more since then and has now detailed some additional features that will also be included in PS4 system software 2.0. Among the new features detailed by Sony is USB Music Player which lets gamers play their own music in the background when they play a game. Just insert a USB flash drive with…
  • BBM Gets Message Retraction And Ephemeral Features

    Adnan Farooqui
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Ever wished for the power to retract a message after you had mistakenly sent it? Well you will soon be able to do that in BlackBerry Messenger. BlackBerry’s head of product and brand marketing for BBM, Jeff Gadway, has revealed two new features that are currently being tested in limited beta but will soon be available across all platforms BBM is available on. These features include ability to retract messages and get on the ephemeral bandwagon by setting a timer for messages after which they erase themselves. The ephemeral messaging feature in BBM is similar to what you can already do…
  • PS4 Remote Play May Head To Xperia Z2 And Z2 Tablet As Well

    Adnan Farooqui
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    The PlayStation 4 Remote Play feature which is currently exclusive to the Sony Xperia Z3 lineup may soon be making its way to Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. Sony may have actually revealed this itself, inadvertently it seems, through the official Xperia Lounge app which mentions compatibility for the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. Sony’s Xperia Lounge app is used to offer discounts, promotions, price cuts on Sony devices and more to customers. The PS4 Remote Play feature was initially announced for the latest Xperia Z3 lineup. This feature can be used to stream games through a…
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  • Rumor: Nokia Lumia 735 pushed to ‘early 2015′ by Verizon

    Adrian Diaconescu
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Today, in the latest installment of the never-ending “what is Verizon thinking?” saga, we’re beyond heartbroken to report America’s largest wireless carrier may have delayed its Nokia Lumia 735 launch. Initially due on Big Red’s network by the start of the holiday shopping season, the selfie powerhouse is now expected to debut in January. At best, since it could always have Lumia Icon’s… Continue reading Rumor: Nokia Lumia 735 pushed to ‘early 2015′ by Verizon Related posts: Say it isn’t so: Verizon reportedly retires seven month-old Nokia Lumia Icon Rumor:…
  • First Android 5.0 updates tipped for November 3 OTAs on Nexus 7 and 10

    Adrian Diaconescu
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know devices part of Google’s Nexus family will be first in line for Android 5.0 Lollipop updates, as they’ve been every time a new OS version was released. But the product roster grew and grew over the years, and Lollipop is perhaps the most radical, richest goodie pack in Android history. Ergo, it’s safe to… Continue reading First Android 5.0 updates tipped for November 3 OTAs on Nexus 7 and 10 Related posts: Nexus 9 tipped for mid-October intro again, Android L to roll out November 1 Android 5.0 Lollipop headed for HTC One M8, Nvidia Shield…
  • 114-Year-Old Woman Forced to Lie to Open Facebook Account

    Sue Walsh
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Like many people, Anna Stoehr wanted a Facebook account. She was eager to sign up, but in order to do so, had to lie about her age. No, it’s not because she’s too young, but just the opposite. Anna is 114 years old (yes you read that right) and Facebook’s registration process only recognizes birthdates up to age 99. So she fibbed-and promptly wrote a letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg about it. The oldest living person in Minnesota simply told him, “I’m still here!”Continue reading 114-Year-Old Woman Forced to Lie to Open Facebook Account Related posts: Time Magazine names…
  • 10 great gadgets to motivate and inspire you

    Kayla Matthews
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    Motivation can come from unlikely places; you never know what may trigger an inner push to do something beyond the status quo. It could be the sight of someone jogging that inspires you to get in better shape, or a passionate co-worker whose enthusiasm pushes you to improve your own office productivity. We all feel unmotivated at times. It happens, but what matters most is how we respond to that sap in motivation. If you find your motivation needs a boost and the usual solutions aren’t working, consider giving the ten gadgets below a whirl; they’re designed specifically to boost your…
  • Samsung and Facebook could collaborate on VR devices, not smartphones

    Adrian Diaconescu
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
    Despite the HTC First “Facebook Phone” flopping so hard last year that it prompted AT&T to halt sales mere months after the gadget’s introduction, rumors ran rampant recently as to Mark Zuckerberg possibly wanting a do-over. This time, in partnership with Samsung, not HTC. And, we presumed, with no ill-advised carrier exclusivity plans. But as it… Continue reading Samsung and Facebook could collaborate on VR devices, not smartphones Related posts: The 15 best tweets about Facebook’s Oculus Rift acquisition Samsung may name virtual reality headset ‘Gear VR’…
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  • Gadget Ogling: Apple vs. Google, a Bossy Activity Tracker, and Feeling Your Path

    Kris Holt
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Just a month after bumping up the iPhone's size, Apple is back at the table with updated versions of its tablets. There was plenty of focus on the cameras at Apple's presentation, as it tries to promote the tablet as an ideal viewfinder for taking high-quality images, while adding iPhone features like time-lapse and burst mode. However, the new push of iPad photography is just encouraging even more people to look foolish by taking photos with their tablet in public. This is a plague, and Apple is about to make the situation worse.
  • BBC to Preserve Memory of Its 'Forgotten' Articles

    Katherine Noyes
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    The BBC will publish and continually update a list of its published articles that were removed from Google searches under Europe's "right to be forgotten" rule. David Jordan, director of editorial policy and standards for the BBC, announced the move at a public meeting hosted by Google. The decision is a reaction to the European Commission's ruling in May -- affecting all 28 EU member states -- that search engines must remove links to someone's personal information upon request when the links are "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant."
  • The iPad Air 2 Reveals Chink in Apple's Armor

    Chris Maxcer
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    The launch of the faster, thinner, goldier iPad Air 2, revealed a gap in Apple's shiny armor. This gap is the place where competitors have a chance to attack. However, the gap remains protected by a suit of chain mail. Let me explain. The iPad Air 2 sure looks like an amazing feat of engineering -- at just 6.1 millimeters thick, it's 18 percent thinner than its super-thin predecessor. Its Retina display is made up of three layers fused as one -- plus, it has a coating that gives it the lowest reflectivity of any tablet screen on the market.
  • Microsoft Patch Blocks Sandworm Tunnels

    Richard Adhikari
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    iSight Partners this week revealed that a cybergang it dubbed "Sandworm" has been exploiting a zero-day vulnerability that impacts all supported versions of Microsoft Windows, including Windows Server 2008 and 2012. The announcement was held off until Microsoft issued its patch earlier this week. If exploited, the flaw will let attackers remotely execute code on target systems. The cybergang hit NATO, government organizations in the Ukraine and Western Europe, a Polish energy firm, a French telecom, and academic organizations in the U.S.
  • Tide Starts to Turn Against Gamergate's Women-Hating Campaign

    Katherine Noyes
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    Backlash against the #Gamergate movement escalated several notches this week, thanks to high-profile newspaper reports and a public statement from the Entertainment Software Association. "Threats of violence and harassment are wrong," the ESA said. "They have to stop. There is no place in the video game community -- or our society -- for personal attacks and threats." Though #Gamergate purports to focus on ethics in gaming journalism, it's become known primarily for misogyny, harassment and threats of violence against women.
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  • Germ-zapping robot targets Ebola

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Gigi the robot looks like a skinny, harmless cousin of R2-D2, but the machine is a cold-blooded killer for hire, a germ zapper that could become an important weapon in the fight against Ebola.
  • Germ-zapping robot Gigi sets sights on Ebola

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Gigi the robot looks like a skinny, harmless cousin of R2-D2, but the machine is a cold-blooded killer for hire, a germ zapper that could become an important weapon in the fight against Ebola.
  • What is the mysterious Magic Leap?

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    It may have more than a half-billion dollars in the bank and the backing of tech titans like Google, as well as the investors with some of Silicon Valley's deepest pockets.
  • What is the mysterious Magic Leap?

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    It may have more than a half-billion dollars in the bank and the backing of tech titans like Google, as well as the investors with some of Silicon Valley's deepest pockets.
  • See Apple's new iPads in :60

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Apple is releasing two new iPads: the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3.
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    Liquidmatrix Security Digest

  • UPnP Devices Used in DDoS Attacks

    Bill Brenner
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    Attackers are using Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) devices to launch massive DDoS assaults, Akamai’s Prolexic Security Engineering & Research Team (PLXsert) warned this morning in an advisory. PLXsert estimates that 4.1 million UPnP devices are potentially vulnerable to exploits used for reflection DDoS attacks. That’s about 38 percent of the 11 million devices in use around the world. PLXsert plans to share the list of potentially exploitable devices to members of the security community in an effort to collaborate with cleanup and mitigation efforts. PLXsert said the attack…
  • PLXsert warns of Spike DDoS Toolkit

    Bill Brenner
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Akamai’s Prolexic Security Engineering and Research Team (PLXsert) is tracking the spread of Spike, a new malware toolkit that poses a threat to embedded devices, as well as Linux and Windows systems. Several versions of Spike can communicate and execute commands to infected Windows, desktop Linux and ARM-based devices running the Linux operating system (OS), PLXsert said in an advisory Wednesday morning. From the advisory: Binary payloads from this toolkit are dropped and executed after the successful compromise of targeted devices, which may include PCs, servers, routers, Internet of…
  • Data Breach Victims or Enablers?

    Bill Brenner
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    Back in May,  my good friend Eric Cowperthwaite caused a stir with a blog post about security breach victims getting demonized for failing to prevent break-ins. Other industry friends passionately disagreed. My thinking on the matter continues to evolve. But as is usually the case, my thinking takes me to the middle. Companies that suffer a breach — Home Depot and Target have been among this year’s biggest poster children — are victims. They don’t set out to put their customers’ data in danger and they probably thought they were practicing all due diligence…
  • After 9-11, Fear Made Us Stupid

    Bill Brenner
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Included in all the tweets and Facebook postings about the 13th anniversary of 9-11 yesterday was this from friend and co-worker Martin McKeay: Never forget 9/11 and terrorism. But don’t forget how many rights have been taken from us in the name of fighting terrorism. He’s got that right. There’s been plenty of outrage in recent years over the U.S. government running wild, violating our privacy in the name of security. The Bush Administration was rightly criticized over warrantless wiretapping. More recently, the Obama Administration and such government agencies as the NSA…
  • Exposing Gregory Evans: It Can Be Done

    Bill Brenner
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    Thanks to the efforts of, we’ve known for years that LIGATT Security and Gregory Evans can’t be trusted. That article includes a long list of examples where Evans has committed plagiarism and threatened those who question his credentials as a hacker. There are court documents on the Internet that add to the evidence. I won’t go into the full summary of misdeeds here, because veteran security professionals have heard and seen it all before. Besides, I can’t do it any better than already has. Despite all we know about Evans, the mainstream…
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  • Twitpic really is shutting down on October 25th

    Tom Pritchard
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    Twitpic isn’t having a good time of it recently. Trademark disputes with Twitter led to an announcement that the service was shutting down, and not long after the owners announced the service had been saved by someone willing to acquire them. Looks like that deal is no longer on the table. Twitpic founder Noah Everett announced the closure on the service’s blog, stating that “agreeable terms could not be met” after meeting with “a handful of potential acquirers.” Everett also stated that the announcement that the service would not close was premature, but…
  • The Multi-Network Apple SIM is the biggest news Apple didn’t announce last night

    Tom Pritchard
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    Last night Apple announced the iPad Mini 3 and the iPad Air 2, along with a bunch of information about updates to iOS 8. Despite making us listen to a lot of information we’d heard before Apple apparently forgot to announce one important tidbit of information: The Apple SIM, a SIM card built into the Wi-Fi+LTE version of the iPad Air 2 that will offer more network flexibility. The SIM is designed to give a lot more flexibility when choosing a short term data plan in the US and the UK. Basically it means you can choose the deal that suits you best without the need for any long term…
  • A new robot makes brain surgery for epilepsy easier

    Diane Shipley
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:12 am
    Engineers have developed a surgical robot that can perform brain surgery by entering through the cheek, allowing for a much quicker recovery. It’s designed to help patients with severe epilepsy, for which the traditional treatment includes surgery to the part of the brain responsible for seizures, the hippocampus. Because this is located at the base of the brain, an operation normally involves drilling down from the top of the skull: an intense and risky procedure that understandably takes a long time to recover from. So a team from Vanderbilt University in the U.S have come up with a…
  • Apple iPad Air 2: Everything you need to know about the thinner, 10 inch tablet

    Becca Caddy
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    This story is developing… We’ve been keeping our eyes glued to the latest livestream from Apple’s highly-anticipated iPad event so you don’t have to. The biggest announcement was the unveiling of the iPad Air 2, and we’ve summarised the top specs and features of Apple’s latest tablet below. What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments below. Looks The iPad Air 2 looks very similar to its predecessor, the Air, with bezels on the sides and ever-so-slightly larger ones at the bottom and the top of the device. Although the iPad Air was applauded for…
  • Apple iPad Air 2: Everything you need to know about the thinner, 10 inch tablet

    Becca Caddy
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    This story is developing… We’ve been keeping our eyes glued to the latest livestream from Apple’s highly-anticipated iPad event so you don’t have to. The biggest announcement was the unveiling of the iPad Air 2, and we’ve summarised the top specs and features of Apple’s latest tablet below. What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments below. Looks The iPad Air 2 looks very similar to its predecessor, the Air, with bezels on the sides and ever-so-slightly larger ones at the bottom and the top of the device. Although the original was applauded for…
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  • Heads-up: New Mac Mini doesn’t support RAM upgrades

    James O'Malley
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:28 am
    The Mac Mini received a refresh last week – bumping up the spec, and cutting the price. The down side, it has emerged, is that it might be more difficult to upgrade. Because of the device’s diminutive size, it had previously been a favourite with hackers and coders to make Home Theatre PCs, home web servers and the like. According to Mac Mini guru Brian Stucki though – the new unit has its RAM soldered into place on the motherboard. This means that upgrading the on-board RAM (which was a fairly common procedure) is now impossible: Confirmed: RAM in the new Mac mini is not…
  • Is Android going to get 3DS-style local multiplayer features?

    James O'Malley
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:57 am
    Word is that Google is planning improvements to Android’s local multiplayer gaming capabilities – which could encourage more playing together with the people around you, rather than cursing the sky when someone on the other side of the world beats you at Scrabble. According to ETMag (which despite what it looks like, isn’t coming through a time hole from 1995), Google will be adding a bunch of new local gaming APIs to the “Android Play” framework for developers. In lay terms, this essentially means that developers will have more tools to make creating local…
  • Console price-war? Sony releases Fifa & Minecraft bundle – and a Glacier White PS4

    James O'Malley
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    Sony has announced a new console bundle that sees FIFA 15 and Minecraft come bundled with the PS4 for £349.99 – just weeks after Microsoft’s Xbox One makes gains with a FIFA bundle. Just weeks ago if you wanted an Xbox One or PS4, it’d cost you £350 and you’d get no games. Then Microsoft threw in FIFA and briefly took the weekly lead in console sales. Sony matched its rival… and now has thrown down the gauntlet again by bundling two games. Whilst Minecraft and FIFA aren’t the most obvious of bedfellows they are sure to make a PS4 a tempting package as…
  • Is it worth upgrading to the iPad Mini 3?

    James O'Malley
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    Last night Apple announced then ew iPad Mini 3 – an upgrade to last year’s iPad Mini 2 (or “iPad Mini with retina” to give it the proper title) and it left many commentators scratching their heads. Sure, it looks very shiny but… its awfully similar to last year isn’t it? The differences are few and far between: Essentially the only changes are TouchID instead of a home button – bringing it in line with the latest iPhones and iPad Air 2, and the addition of a digital compass and iBeacon microlocation tracker to the insides. Storage options are now 16,…
  • Campaigners use a drone to protest Hyde Park charging for access to pitches

    James O'Malley
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    The London Charity Softball League has been running since 2003, and in its latest season has seen teams from 70 charities join in – but now the Royal Parks authorities, which manage Hyde Park want to start charging for access to pitches. In response, campaigners who oppose the move have been kicking up a fuss on social media – and now in the skies above the park too. Early this morning a drone was sent up with a GoPro attached – and captured the unfurling of a massive “FOR SALE?” sign. To goal of the stunt was to raise awareness of the consultation over the…
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  • Apple iMac with Retina display now shipping

    Andru Edwards
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    Apple has announced the new iMac with Retina display at its iPad event yesterday morning. It sports 14.7 million pixels, giving it a resolution of 5120 x 2880—that’s 5K for those keeping count. It has 7x more pixels than your 1080p HDTV, and even 67% more pixels than the new 4K displays out there. The new Retina iMac starts with a 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with two Thunderbolt 2 ports, 4 USB 3.0, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and a standard 1TB Fusion Drive. It also includes 8GB RAM, which is disappointingly low but easily upgraded, and AMD a Radeon R9 graphics chip. The new iMac…
  • Apple Pay launches on October 20th

    Andru Edwards
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    During this morning’s Apple iPad Event, the company announced that its game-changing mobile payment service, Apple Pay, will launch on Monday, October 20th. Since being announced during last month’s iPhone event, Apple has signed up an additional 500 banks and financial institutions as well as a multitude of additional retail stores. The service will work with VISA, MAsterCard, and American Express at the start. Apple Pay is compatible with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and will be enabled by the iOS 8.1 update. The service takes advantage of Touch ID and NFC to make mobile…
  • Apple iPad Air 2: Thinner, faster, 8MP camera for $499

    Andru Edwards
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    Apple has officially unveiled the iPad Air 2. iPad Air 2 is just 6.1mm thin, making it 18% thinner than the original iPad Air (and that was already 20% thinner then the iPad that preceded it.)  Display components are now laminated together, reducing internal reflection, paired with an anti-reflection coating on the outside that reduced reflection by 56%, making it nicer to use when out and about. The iPad Air 2 is powered by the A8X processor, a 64-bit processor with 3 billion transistors that results in 40% faster CPU and 2.5x faster GPU (that’s 180x faster than the original…
  • Apple to reveal new iPad Air, Retina display iMac, and more this week

    Andru Edwards
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    About a month ago, Apple took the stage at the Flint Center to unveil the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Later this week, the company will hold another special event, then time to reveal this years iPad lineup, and if reports are correct, updated iMacs (including one with a Retina display.) We’ve heard conflicting reports as to whether the iPad mini will see an update at the event, or if that’ll come early next year, but we do know that the iPad Air will get an update that will make it lighter, slimmer, and more powerful. Vietnamese leak site has already showed what’s…
  • WWE 2K5 gets Season Pass with exclusive Paige DLC

    Andru Edwards
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    2K Games has announced details of the WWE 2K15 Season Pass, which will offer additional downloadable content that will add characters and story mode content to the game. In addition, buyers of the Season Pass will get exclusive access to WWE Diva Paige. Of course, the rest of the DLC content will be available for separate purchase while Season Pass buyers get all of it. As previously reported, other exclusive characters include two generations of Sting, and Hulk Hogan. WWE 2K15 is scheduled for release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 28, 2014. The series will also make its debut on…
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  • ‡ A Jovian Dream

    Kyle Baxter
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Jupiter beckons in the distance, a small light, the greatest planet of all I stare through the window, timeless, as the light slowly grows larger I wonder what it will be like to see it with my own eyes Swirls of orange and red and brown, a globe so large I can’t comprehend The Jovian moons circling around the greatest planet of all, enraptured, Captured It is growing larger through the window Through the window that separates me from the void, Separates warmth and air and life from emptiness and death This is what we have constructed To ferry us across the great emptiness of space It…
  • Hong Kong’s Challenge to China

    Kyle Baxter
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    After China placed limitations on candidates for Hong Kong’s city leader, Hong Kong erupted in protest. This, of course, presents a large challenge to Xi Jinping and the PRC. Edward Wong and Chris Buckley write for the Times: China’s Communist Party has ample experience extinguishing unrest. For years it has used a deft mix of censorship, arrests, armed force and, increasingly, money, to repress or soften calls for political change. But as he faces massive street demonstrations in Hong Kong pressing for more democracy in the territory, the toolbox of President Xi Jinping of China…
  • ‡ Apple Watch

    Kyle Baxter
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    The phone dominates your attention. For nearly every use, the phone has your undivided attention. Browsing the web, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, watching video, reading, messaging—all require focus on a screen that fills your vision, your primary attention, and generally some kind of interaction. Everything else, too, is always a home button or notification-tap away at all times. Is that a shock when the phone is the single gateway to nearly everything? The PC is now for doing work, but the phone is for messaging, taking photos, sharing them, the web, Twitter, Facebook, finding places to…
  • The Successor to Siri and Open Data

    Kyle Baxter
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:43 pm
    The founders of Siri are working on a new service called Viv that can link disparate sources of information together to answer questions: But Kittlaus points out that all of these services are strictly limited. Cheyer elaborates: “Google Now has a huge knowledge graph—you can ask questions like ‘Where was Abraham Lincoln born?’ And it can name the city. You can also say, ‘What is the population?’ of a city and it’ll bring up a chart and answer. But you cannot say, ‘What is the population of the city where Abraham Lincoln was born?’” The system may have the data for both…
  • ‡ I Want to Know

    Kyle Baxter
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    When I was growing up, I was fascinated by space. One of my earliest memories—and I know this is strange—is, when I was four or five years old, trying to grasp the concept of emptiness in space. I imagined the vast emptiness of space between galaxies, nothing but emptiness. I tried to imagine what that meant, but most of all, I tried to imagine what it would look like. That question, what color empty space would be, rolled around my brain the most. I couldn’t shake it. I would be doing something–playing Nintendo, coloring, whatever–and that question would pop into my…
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    Techie Buzz

  • HTC One (M8 Eye) And Desire Eye Launched In India

    Omkar Dutta
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Along with the Desire 820 and Desire 820q, HTC has also launched the One (M8 Eye) and Desire Eye at an event in Mumbai. HTC One (M8 Eye) comes with a 13 megapixel duo camera, instead of the ultrapixel dual camera found in the company’s flagship smartphone. Apart from that, the specs of both the smartphones are identical. HTC One (M8 Eye) On the other hand, the HTC Desire Eye packs a 13 megapixel rear camera as well as a 13 megapixel front-facing camera. Apart from that, it features a 5.2 inch Full HD display, 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 4G LTE connectivity and…
  • HTC Launches The Desire 820 And Desire 820q In India

    Omkar Dutta
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Last month, the Taiwanese smartphone giant announced the successor of the Desire 816 in India. Today, HTC finally launched the Desire 820 and Desire 820q at an event in Mumbai. The Desire 820 packs a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and 2 GB of RAM, while the Desire 820q comes with a 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor and 1 GB of RAM. Apart from that, the specs of both the devices are identical. The main highlight of these smartphones are its 8 megapixel front-facing camera specially designed for selfie lovers. The Photo Booth and Live Makeup feature on this…
  • Microsoft Sets Conference Calendar for 2015: New Enterprise Event Named Microsoft Ignite

    Romit Mehta
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    In July of this year, Microsoft announced that they were combining several of their tech conferences like Microsoft Management Summit and TechEd into one event and making it more broad-focused that each of the combined ones were by themselves. At the time though, they had not named the conference, just simply made a note that it was happening, and that it would be May 4 to May 8 in 2015 in Chicago. On October 16, Microsoft not only announced the event name, but also made available some of the other events coming in 2015 for those interested in Microsoft’s tools and technologies. The new…
  • Apple Announces New iPad Air, iPad mini, iMac, Updated Mac mini, Announces iOS 8.1, Releases Mac OS X Yosemite

    Romit Mehta
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    In an event in Cupertino on October 16, Apple announced a slew of updates to their iPad and Mac lineup. As usual, Apple CEO Tim Cook started off with some tidbits, including the how well-received the iPhone 6 has been, the big deal with Apple Pay (which launches on Monday October 20) with offline and online payments, the reception for Apple Watch, the WatchKit SDK availability in November, and as we know, the launch of Apple Watch in “early 2015″. Biggest iPhone Launch Ever Cook claimed that these are the fastest-selling iPhones in history. In the first 30 days that the iPhones…
  • Nexus 6 is Fantastic, but it’s Not the Smartphone I Want or Need

    Pallab De
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    Google launched the Android 5.0 (Lollypop) powered Nexus 6 yesterday. The new Google flagship is manufactured by Motorola and boasts of top of the line specs. Yet, for more than one reason, it’s not quite the device I was expecting from Google. In fact, it’s the most anti-Nexus device yet from Google. Nexus 6 The Nexus line started with the Nexus One released in Jan 2010. Google hoped to revolutionize the US smartphone market with the One. Its ambitious goal of ditching carrier lock-ins and getting people to buy phones online at full price didn’t find many takers. Nexus One was a…
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    OLED Info

  • Graphene to enable simple electrochromic displays?

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    An LCD works by selectively blocking light from a backlighting unit (BLU, usually made from LEDs) using a crystal which changes its polarization-filtering when voltage is applied. An electrochromic device is similar in idea but more simple as they can be turned from being transparent to being opaque. These kind of displays haven't been commercialized successfully yet due to fragile materials and material mismatches with the electrodes. But a new research at Bilkent University shows that graphene can be used to create such a device that features high percentage optical modulation, optical…
  • New OLED gadget: Garmin Vivosmart

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
    Garmin's Vivosmart is a smart band that includes a fitness tracker and notification display from your smartphone (iOS and Android). The Vivosmart uses Futaba's flexible (curved) 1.4" 128x16 white PMOLED panel.This device can count your steps, monitor your sleeping and calories burned and also measure the distance you've walked. The band is powered by low-energy bluethooth and can last seven days between charges. It is also waterproof up to 50 meters and is compatible with heart rate monitors and bike speed sensors.The Vivosmart is now shipping for $170 (or $200 bundled with a heart rate…
  • BOE recives a $20 million government grant towards their $1 billion OLED TV 8.5-Gen fab in Hefei

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:55 am
    BOE Display announced that it has been awarded a 124 million RMB (about $20 million) subsidy from the local Chinese government at Hefei Xinzhan towards its Gen-8.5 OLED fab in the area. BOE currently has a Gen-8.5 pilot fab in Hefei, and it seems that this report confirms that BOE Display decided to go ahead and build a real mass production Gen-8.5 OLED fab.BOE's expected total investment in that fab is currently estimated at 6.7 billion RMB - or just over $1 billion. I do not have any information regarding when they expect to start producing panels at that fab. Using their existing pilot…
  • CPI envisions windowless OLED aircraft

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:41 am
    UK's R&D institute, the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), published a nice video showing how OLED technologies can make aircraft safer, more efficient and more entertaining. We're still a long way before this kind of solutions are available...In February 2014, Spike Aerospace announced that instead of conventional windows, it will use curved, super-thin digital displays in their upcoming supersonic business jet, the S-512. The S-512 will be available in 2018, and will reportedly cost $80 million. Spike did not mention OLEDs specifically, but it makes sense that OLEDs will be employed…
  • New OLED gadget: Google Nexus 6

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    Google's Nexus 6 (produced by Motorola) is the first phone to run the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. The Nexus 6 use a large 5.96" 2560 x 1440 AMOLED display. Other features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU @ 2.7Ghz, a 3220mAh battery, 13-mp camera with OIS and 32GB (or 64GB) of internal storage memory.The Nexus 6 will ship towards the end of October 2014 for $649 unlocked (it will also be available via network carriers later).
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  • More details on TDK's new 8Mb STT-MRAM prototype

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

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

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:43 pm
    This book presents a systematic overview of emerging non-volatile memory technologies. The book discusses recent improvements in flash technologies (such as 3D NAND), phase change memory and resistive random access memory technologies and alternative technologies such as STT-MRAM, ferroelectric and organic memory devices.ASIN:  Advances in Non-volatile Memory and Storage Technology (Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials)
  • Faster STT-MRAM via different field-like orientation

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    Researchers from the A*STAR institute in Singapore suggest a new design that could make STT-MRAM devices faster. Using a computational model, the researchers tried different designs for the relative orientation of the magnetic fields in both MRAM layers (the 'field-like' term).The strength of the 'field-like' term depends on the device geometry and the materials used. Devices with a strong field-like term has a greater potential to reduce switching times than for devices in which the field-like term is negligible. A better understanding of the field-like term is still needed, but this work…
  • Everspin: 256Mb ST-MRAM chips coming soon

    23 Aug 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Here's an interesting video interview with Joe O'Hare, Everspin's Director of Product Marketing. Joe explains the company's MRAM (and ST-MRAM) tech and business, especially how it relates to enterprise SSD, which seems to be the focus of MRAM applications at the moment:During the interview, Joe updates that everspin is now designing a 256Mb chip, and this will be the next product the company will introduce. Currently their highest-density chip is the 64Mb ST-MRAM chip (announced in 2012, but only ramped-up recently).
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  • The Demo Demon

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

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

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

    Anupam Varghese
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:21 pm
    There was once a fly, Shown a beautiful sky, Thrown a wonderful pie, O'er joyed! it tried, Flew higher and high, Till the lights drew nigh; Then hit a damn glass ceiling! Tried harder than hell,Cast all the spells,Rang all the bells,But down it fell,Godspeed him well! What could it tell? Kept hitting that damn glass ceiling! No longer a kid,Evolve it did, Diamond claws it hid;The skies now lit, This time it flew, Fast as it could; @###, who removed the damn ceiling?! Moral of the poem is: Always wear a helmet before you fly.
  • Can a facebook post be defamatory?

    Anupam Varghese
    13 Mar 2014 | 11:43 am
    The world wide web represents democratization of news and views. The sheer freedom it provides as an independent platform above and beyond geographic boundaries sometimes makes its users forget that they still need to operate within the limits imposed by the laws of the land they are otherwise governed by.I came across this interesting site published by some Asian School of Cyber Laws. It is an interesting portal which lists out a few dos and donts based on Indian laws. The gist is as follows: "Before posting on Facebook, ask yourself one question - If this comment…
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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…
  • How to Promote Your Webinar (part 2)

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

  • TrustCloud Provides Quality Assurance for the Sharing Economy

    Michael Sacca
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If you were worried about how trustworthy your AirBNB host is, or if your Uber driver is going to attack you with a hammer, worry no more.  TrustCloud provides trust, safety, and quality assurance for the sharing economy. They have developed several solutions to help combat issues that have arisen as a result of the sharing economy and present them in three tiers: Safety: They’re providing background checks on service providers. Trust: They’ve built a social scrapper that checks for warning signs for 100 social data sources for both the service providers and the service…
  • Tech Cocktail Top Stories: 30 Founders Share Why Their Startups Failed, Periodic Table of Tech Startup Funding, Harvard & Babson are Top Colleges for Entrepreneurship

    Ronald Barba
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Did you miss out on one (or five) of Tech Cocktail’s posts from this week? It’s okay. We want to let you know that we forgive you; we totally get it. You’re a busy person, with a lot of things on your mind and equally as many things to do. You had people to meet, places to be, and tacos to eat. No worries, though, because we’ve curated this week’s top 10(ish) posts as determined by the Tech Cocktail editorial team. Need more Tech Cocktail? Sign up for the Tech Cocktail newsletter today, and get the weekly wrap-up direct to your inbox. Here are this week’s Tech Cocktail Top…
  • Monkimun Arrives in San Francisco by way of Singapore and Spain

    Ann Diab
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Startup teams join the 500 Startups accelerator from all over the globe. Monkimun is no exception. Prior to being accepted into the program, CEO Cristobal Viedma was in Spain, after just having left Singapore upon the acquisition of his previous startup. “The whole project started as something to help my niece learn English, but as we were developing some edu-games based in Madrid, we saw there was a huge interest from people,” Viedma says. According to their website, Monkimun builds fun, educational games to make language learning fun for children. Check out this promo video for…
  • Five Shopping Cart Mistakes That Will Drown Your Sales

    George Mathew
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    What’s the goal of every online business? Make huge sales. You must pay attention to some essentials in order to accomplish that task. Have a persuasive landing page. Write a compelling sales copy. Organize a smooth checkout process. This last one is especially important — carrying your customers from first to the last step without them clicking away is no easy task. However, many business owners tend to overlook checkout process, deciding to pay more attention to the first two marketing pillars. Their choice. Shouldn’t be yours. However, if you want to be truly successful, you…
  • Are You Protecting Yourself From Wi-Fi and Cellphone Radiation?

    Will Schmidt
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Although there were five solid finalists that pitched at the recent #GetStartedLV event in Las Vegas, there could only be one winner to walk away with the $15,000 prize package. Cox and hosted the event, which crowned R. Blank and his startup EM Shield the victor after a hard fought pitch battle. Simply put, EM Shield makes products designed for people to reduce their exposure to harmful wireless radiation from sources like cellphones and Wi-Fi signals. The World Health Organization has actually designated said radiation as a class 2 carcinogen, and Sarah Evans had a chance to see…
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • U.S. Air Force lands robotic X-37B space plane in California

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    U.S. military lands its X-37B robotic space plane at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
  • Microneedle patch promises painless pricks

    18 Oct 2014 | 3:36 am
    Researchers at The National University of Singapore have invented a new microneedle patch that could offer a faster and less painful delivery of drugs such as insulin and painkillers.
  • Fall detector for the elderly speeds up emergency alerts

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    A wearable device that sets off an alert when it detects a fall has been developed to give elderly people reassurance that emergency services will be contacted instantaneously if they suffer an accident. Called FATE, or FAll DeTector for the Elderly, the device uses technology similar to airbags in cars which are triggered when sudden acceleration is detected. Matthew Stock reports.
  • 'Robotic eyes' helps Japan's bipedal bot run faster

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    Japanese researcher uses an eye-sensor camera to enable a bipedal robot to balance itself, while running on a treadmill. Jim Drury reports.
  • London phone box goes green as solar charging station

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    Two young entrepreneurs have converted one of London's many disused red telephone boxes into a solar powered charging station for mobile phones and tablets. The bright green 'Solarbox' kiosk is just the first of many the team hope to launch in the coming months. Matthew Stock reports.
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    Softpedia News > Technology & Gadgets

  • Hydrogen Speaker Doesn't Use a Battery, Looks Deceptively Ancient – Video

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Batteries are as necessary to wireless consumer electronics as lungs and most other internal organs are to us, but that may change now that Blueshift has launched the Hydrogen speaker. Although that's not an altogether accurate thing to say, since the product hasn't, in fact, been formally released yet anywhere. Instead, the Portland, Oregon-based company has started a crowd-funding campaign for the product, this speaker that doesn't use a battery but a capacitor. Capacitors are different f... (read more)
  • Merlin Rolls Out Another Custom Firmware for ASUS’ Routers – Build 376.48 Beta 1

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Well-known for its custom firmware releases, Merlin has outed another updated compatible with some of ASUS’ wireless routers, namely version Beta 1, which enables several Net-SNMP modules and brings other useful changes. When it comes to compatibility, this new update can be applied regardless of the operating system powering your computer, and only on ASUS’ RT-AC87, RT-AC56, RT-AC66, RT-AC68, RT-N16, and RT-N66 wireless routers (all models). As for the other changes, the pres... (read more)
  • A Very Public End to a Top Secret Space Plane's Mission

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:13 am
    Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of every single orbital exploration mission started by Terra, secret or otherwise. Or at least that's how our report would start as if we could actually claim to know about all space projects in the world. Unfortunately, while most satellite launches and space shuttles are known to the public, there are certain secret missions that get started from time to time. Some of them never come to light, and others make the news so suddenly that you w... (read more)
  • Giant Egg Robot Is Actually an Entertainment and Comm System That Follows You Around – Video

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:32 am
    We all know the jokes about people, animals and things following you home like a lost puppy, but they don't usually mean anything good when they apply to a situation. Keecker, however, might change that. Keecker is a robot created by a company by the same name, stationed in Redwood City, CA. It's not a normal robot though. Then again, there is no such thing as “normal” robot. Humanoid bots that can properly walk are rare, and they're usually small too. Also, robots used in additive manufactu... (read more)
  • NETGEAR PR2000 Router Receives Firmware – Download Now

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:28 am
    NETGEAR has outed a new firmware package compatible with PR2000 routers, namely version, which fixes a specific beacom power issue and resolves a wireless output power problem (HT40 Tx only). In addition to that, the new release also fixes the GUI display error when initiating software reboot, resolves the genie app link speed display problem, and updates the GUI banner with a new image. If you intend to make use of these improvements, then save and extract the downloadable archive,... (read more)
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    Tech Trends

  • Apple Watch: a New Category for Apple

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

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

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

    Bill Petro
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    VMWORLD 2014 SAN FRANCISCO: DAY 2 Following on the announcements of Day 1, three VMware executives filled in the details. Sanjay Poonen, VMware EVP and GM, End-User Computer Sanjay was the next speaker. He’s always sharp in his delivery and cogent in his messaging. He began with the metaphor of the Sands Resort in Singapore. I’ve been there, and it’s stunning. Sanjay pointed out that it took years to build the tower infrastructure, but atop the resort is a fabulous swimming pool. VMware wants to build three towers. Desktop, Mobile, Content He talked about his end-user…
  • VMworld 2014 San Francisco: Day 1, The Announcements

    Bill Petro
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
    VMWORLD 2014: DAY 1, THE ANNOUNCEMENTS The largest cloud show of its kind, VMworld 2014 opened with the General Session in Moscone Center in San Francisco. 22,000 attendees from 85 countries are here. The show actually opened 2 days previously, but everyone who is going to be here is at this event. Partner Day and TAM Day were earlier and last night was the welcoming buffet in the Solutions Exchange. I’ll be at the Solutions Exchange later this week demoing in the Cisco booth Platform as a Service and Cloud Management. No Limits is the theme this year. Bill Fathers, VMware EVP and GM,…
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    Techvibes Global News

  • Canadian Crowdfunding Campaigns You May Want to Fund This Week

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:53 pm
        It’s that time of the week when we look at what creative ideas Canadians are raising money to support. Check out these Canadian crowdfunding picks-of-the-week: The Voye Clutch Smartphones have already replaced many of the things people used to carry in their wallets and pursues. Now, two Toronto entrepreneurs want to replace part of the purse itself. The Voye is a purse built around the iPhone. Users can access their phone and even take pictures without having to take it out of their bag. And, because the purse is designed around the phone - the user’s iPhone is…
  • Lumia 830 Launches in Canada. Is Microsoft's Latest Smartphone Camera Better than the iPhone's?

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    The Nokia Lumia 830 has launched in Canada. The latest smartphone from Microsoft, whose mobile platform still lags non-competitively behind Google's Android and Apple's iOS, is defined as an "affordable flagship"—which means the company is admitting upfront that this device is not in the premium tier. However, its camera technology, according to Microsoft, is "industry-leading." But does that make it better than the recently released iPhone 6 Plus camera? Lumias have long had among the best smartphone cameras in the market, but so have Apple devices. The 830's camera is 10 megapixels,…
  • Canadians Paying Nearly $200 per Month for Communications Services

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission today released its 2014 Communications Monitoring Report, which shows that Canadian families spend over $190 each month on communications services. In 2013, the average Canadian family spent $191 per month on communications services, a 3.2% increase from $185 per month in 2012. Household spending climbed by an average of $1.54 to $53.56 per month for cable and satellite television services, $1.91 to $69.33 per month for wireless services and $4.42 to $35.37 per month for Internet services. Higher spending on wireless and Internet…
  • Independent Stores Still Not Online, But That's Where Canadians Will Shop This Holiday Season

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Retailers of all sizes are looking to grow their business during the crucial holiday season but need more help navigating the online shelf, according to a new survey conducted by Google Canada. Three quarters of Canadians (72%) say they will be conducting online research before buying holiday gifts this year, and name the web as their most influential source for holiday gift inspiration. In contrast, four in 10 independent retailers say they won't be advertising online during the busiest retail period of the year. While retailers recognize the value of digital and some have started to connect…
  • Before Hallow's Eve, There is the Canadian Wireless Trade Show

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    Everyone is strolling through pumpkin patches and combing through cloths at fabric stores as they prepare for another Hallowe'en. But let's not forget that before Hallow's Eve there is another event worth talking about: the annual Canadian Wireless Trade Show. Slated for October 29 and 30 in Toronto, this year's CWTS promises to deliver another plethora of networking opportunities, employee education, and product discovery, as well as insights into global trends. For 2014, speakers include social media butterfly Amber Mac, Sachin Mahajan of Telus Mobility, and Nikhil Rattan of Best Buy…
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  • Completely hide/convert this room - it's almost Magic!
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Talking about having a global presence 1620_ 10/6/14 - We're speaking with the 'master of deception', that is in terms of finding those creatively hidden beds in some very cleverly designed, hand-built furniture, to achieve a dual purpose room. Located in Denver, FlyingBeds International, Inc. and Ron McKey, president/founder, are very well known locally and internationally. We're talking about having a global presence, and Ron tells us how it begins with the presentation of your best. In this case, at the show. That would be the Hospitality/Design Expo in Las Vegas this…
  • Check that idea out, fast
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    Test those ideas very rapidly, before you build anything 1621_ 10/6/14 - Vice President of Operations at TechStars in Boulder, Daniel Feld is a natural for the organization, born and bred in an entrepreneurial family environment. Larry asked what are some of the first things one should do when building a company? Daniel replied, "I think most important for an entrepreneur is to find a problem that they are deeply passionate about solving. And, to test that idea very, very quickly to make sure it's a problem worth solving. That someone's willing to pay for the solution and that…
  • Communications Tech Professionals honor...
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    Technology Executive of the Year with photos to prove it 1619_ 10/6/14 - Larry is talking with Michael Clark, CTO of Photobucket, at the gala awards presentation as he is honored as the CTP 2014 Technology E xecutive of the Year! From overseeing day-to-day technical operations, such as web and mobile services, as well as planning Photobucket's software development, Clark not only serves as CTO, he built the infrastructure that Photobucket's virtual world stands on. is now a household name in image hosting, sharing and printing with well over 110 million registered…
  • Leading Lady: 35 Years startup experience
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    Going from co-founder and CEO to angel investor 1618_ 10/6/14 - Terry Morreale, Associate Director and CTO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT and Larry Nelson, from are interviewing an entrepreneur with 35 years experience in the startup community. Carol Clark, the co-founder and CEO of Mindleaders Inc. since its formation in 1981, until Mindleaders was acquired in 2007. Carol has more than 35 years of management experience as well as an extensive background in computer programming, software development and education. Carol currently serves on the…
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    4 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
     w3w3® Talk Radio - When you need to get the word out... 1614_ 9/29/14 - When you need to get your story out w3w3® is here...  1. To support local businesses. 2. To help grow a talented workforce, and 3. To reinforce a community attitude that is invigorating, exciting, entrepreneurial and invested in your success! w3w3® provides an on-demand menu of programs, materials and resources, 24/7. We are committed to support the efforts of our sponsors to be profitable and to serve as a vehicle to help get their message out as well as keep their prospects informed about the sponsor's…
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  • Top 50 Most Viewed U.S. YouTube Channels • Week Of 10/17/14

    Joshua Cohen
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:01 pm
    DisneyCollectorBR is in first place on the U.S. charts for its fourth week running. The video catalog showcasing children’s toys continues to grow its weekly audience, too. This time the channel received a 16% week-over-week increase in views to top out at a very impressive more than 99.4 million views on the week. Blucollection is next up in second place. One of the other YouTube channels featuring videos of adults playing with children’s toys received a 19% uptick in views to end the week with more than 45.8 million of them. Katy Perry is up next in the #3 spot. The pop star…
  • Olga Kay Is The Latest YouTuber With Her Own App

    Sam Gutelle
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    For YouTubers, mobile apps represent a powerful off-YouTube platform that caters to increasingly mobile audiences. As a result, many of the biggest names in the online video community have launched their own personalized apps, and Olga Kay is the latest creator to join that group. She has teamed up with Beachfront Builder for a new mobile app. The app, which is now available on the App Store and Google Play, consolidates Kay’s social media presence in one central hub. Her fans can use the app to view videos from her four YouTube channels, which count more than 1.1 million combined…
  • Indie Spotlight: ‘Slash/Up’ Pits Sarah Connor Against Jason Voorhees

    Sam Gutelle
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The hypothetical matchup between pop culture warriors has powered TV shows, YouTube channels, and an endless number of nerdy arguments. Now, a new web series is taking its own crack at hypothetical combat scenarios between pop culture icons. It’s called Slash/Up and it has a particular focus on horror movie characters. Slash/Up is the brainchild of Dead Pixel, a production company that previously adapted a crossover comic called Marvel Zombies Vs. The Army Of Darkness. The fan film was removed after a claim from Marvel, but that hasn’t stopped Dead Pixel. Instead, they’ve…
  • Kotex Funds Vampire-Based ‘Carmilla’ Web Series

    Bree Brouwer
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    U by Kotex is hoping vampires are still a pop culture phenomenon. The feminine hygiene company funded the new web series Carmilla, which has managed to confirm young female audiences still want their supernatural fix. Produced by Smokebomb Entertainment and digital agency shift2, Carmilla launched in August 2014 on the Vervegirl TV YouTube channel and is a modern twist on the 1872 gothic vampire novella of the same title by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. The comedy series tells the story of Laura Hollis, a freshman at Silas University whose roommate goes missing only a few weeks into the…
  • Elliott Morgan’s Mental Floss Web Series Debunks Common Misconceptions

    Sam Gutelle
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    After building its YouTube channel around a flagship program hosted by John Green and then expanding its reach through a separate program hosted by Craig Benzine, Mental Floss has now turned to Elliott Morgan. Morgan is the host of a new web series called Misconceptions, which seeks to clear the air about factoids that are often misunderstood. The first episode is out to debunk “Misconceptions You Learned in School” through a ten-item list of inaccurate beliefs. Some of these “misconceptions”, such as the idea that Columbus thought the Earth was flat, are not actually…
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  • Generation Z: Marketing’s Next Big Audience [Infographic]

    Jeremy Smith
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I have spent the better part of the past decade dedicating my life towards understanding how generations interact with each other. First I wanted to understand the differences between myself and teenagers as a youth ministry volunteer and then later how generations interact as a paid youth worker that would interact with parents and teens. Nowadays, I am a counselor that seens people struggle regularly with psychosocial development which has huge implications with people needing to grow. The psychology of this is extremely important for anyone that works in marketing. While I do not at all…
  • Flat Heroes [Images]

    Eric Dye
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Because superheros. Also flat. Enjoy. He’s got a few more here, lovin’ the Batman and Robin. [via Behance] Flat Heroes [Images] first appeared on ChurchMag and is sponsored by ChurchMag Press.
  • ‘The Social Media Gospel’ by Meredith Gould [Book Review]

    Jeremy Smith
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Let’s get frank for a moment, because that would be what Meredith Gould would do. I loved this book because it was “in your face” real about what it means to be in social media. It avoids all the silly “this is what a hashtag is” type of commentary that honestly does not belong in a printed text that will be out of date in a couple of months to couple of years. Here’s what I think of Meredith Gould’s book, The Social Media Gospel: Advice For Those Willing To Take It Meredith’s no-hold-bars attitude is honestly refreshing. Social media has the…
  • Attack of the Crazy Stock Images

    Eric Dye
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    No, Thailand is not that exciting—it’s the attack of the stock images!?!? Is it just me, or is this why so many of us like to avoid paying for images through Getty, Shutterstock and others? Check these out: What was going through these people’s minds when they posed for these photos, took the photos with a camera, uploaded them to their computer, and then felt compelled to upload them to a professional stock photo website and charge people for these photos!?! Such a mystery to me… [via Reddit] Attack of the Crazy Stock Images first appeared on ChurchMag and is…
  • Have You Become a Technology Zombie? [Infographic]

    Eric Dye
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Technology is cool and awesome, but is it turning us into zombies!?! The infographic, below, goes over some key warning signs for: The Compulsive Checker Zombie The Blind Zombie The Yelper — LOL! The Selfie Zombie The Music Doco Filmmaker Zombie Take note, here are the warning signs… [Click for Larger]If you’ve show any warning signs, take this infographic’s advice: Ditch your smartphone for a day or two. Even someone like me—who must be online for work—find time every week when I can completely unplugged and disengage from technology. How about you? [via BitRebels…
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • Crystallizing the DNA nanotechnology dream

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) For the last 20 years, scientists have tried to design large DNA crystals with precisely prescribed depth and complex features -- a design quest just fulfilled by a team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. The team built 32 DNA crystals with precisely-defined depth and an assortment of sophisticated three-dimensional features, an advance reported in Nature Chemistry.
  • Imaging electric charge propagating along microbial nanowires

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) UMass Amherst physicists working with Derek Lovley and colleagues report in the current issue of Nature Nanotechnology that they've used a new imaging technique, electrostatic force microscopy, to resolve the biological debate with evidence from physics, showing that electric charges do indeed propagate along microbial nanowires just as they do in carbon nanotubes, a highly conductive man-made material.
  • TMX Atrium® to distribute NPLTime®

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (National Physical Laboratory) The National Physics Laboratory has signed a distribution agreement for NPLTime® with TMX Atrium®, TMX Group's global capital markets infrastructure provider.
  • Satellites sees a question mark in Tropical Storm Ana

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured an image of Tropical Storm Ana that showed the outer clouds were already reaching the big island by 11 a.m. EDT and the storm resembled a giant question mark.
  • Superconducting circuits, simplified

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) New circuit design could unlock the power of experimental superconducting computer chips.
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    by Ron Miller

  • Short Stack: OpenStack Juno Release Candidate 2, EMC grabs Cloudscaling and OpenStack makes smarter data centers

    Ron Miller
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    It's Wednesday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, The Short Stack where I scour the web and social media looking for the best OpenStack links I can find. This week, we look at the release of OpenStack Juno, RC2 (it won't be long now), EMC jumping on the OpenStack bandwagon with Cloudscaling purchase and how OpenStack makes for a more intelligent data center.
  • Short Stack: Pivotal grabs OpenStack co-founder McKenty, HP Enterprise and OpenStack, a cynical view of OpenStack vendor bandwagon

    Ron Miller
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    It's Wednesday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, The Short Stack where I scour the web looking for the very best OpenStack links I can find. This week, we look at OpenStack co-founder Josh McKenty joining Pivotal, HP Enterprise's future could depend on OpenStack and a cynical view of the OpenStack vendor bandwagon.
  • Cloud 5: Cloud's impact on sport, surviving the AWS reboot, more cloud price cuts

    Ron Miller
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    It's Friday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature The Cloud 5, where I scour the web and other sources for the very best cloud links I can find. This week, we look at the impact of cloud (and its mate mobile) on sports, how one organization survived the great AWS reboot of 2014 and yet another cloud infrastructure price cut (how low can they go). Photo Credit: Ron Miller
  • Short Stack: OpenStack's tipping point, Alan Clark interview and Juno's march to maturity

    Ron Miller
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    It's Wednesday (a gloomy, rainy one where I am) and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, The Short Stack, where I scour the web looking for the very best OpenStack links I can find. This week we explore whether OpenStack has reached the proverbial tipping point,  hear an interview with OpenStack foundation leader Alan Clark and look at the next logical stage for the OpenStack project: automation.
  • Oracle Joins The Cloud Price Wars

    Ron Miller
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    The cloud price wars have reached the shores of Oracle. The company wants to increase its cloud presence and it's willing to get down and dirty on pricing with AWS to get Database as a Service customers. Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto
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  • Goin’ to Mars. Well, my name is ;)

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

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

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

    Brad Grier
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    Many of you know we support and foster for CaliCan Rescue. This short video helps explain why.   It’s about rescuing the ones you can. originally appeared on on July 1, 2014.
  • 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…
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  • POPSUGAR Shout Out: Celebrity-Approved Breakfast Oatcakes

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Oatmeal + egg whites = one healthy hotcake hybrid - Fitness Hogwarts sex ed would be just as awkward as muggle sex ed - Love & Sex How to provide resort-level comfort for overnight guests - Home 20 spooktacular Halloween apps just for tots - Moms 14 ingenious game-day eats to steal from chefs - Food The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants ladies have a sweet reunion - Entertainment Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel hike before their anniversary - Celebrity & News Get crafty with this cork mouse pad DIY - Smart Living Video: Beat that hangover with this detoxifying yoga flow - Fitness…
  • 25 Geeky Pumpkins to Inspire Your Halloween Decor

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    For geeks, Halloween is basically just a month-long excuse to let their nerd flags fly with costume and decor. We've found pumpkins that go above and beyond the geek call of duty. In this collection of the best pumpkin inspiration, there's Harry Potter, Totoro, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Adventure Time, just to name a few. Take a look at these perfectly geeky pumpkins, then start carving your own! Looking for costume ideas? We have plenty of guides for humans and dogs!
  • A Version of The Hobbit You Won't Fall Asleep In

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    Peter Jackson's film interpretations of J.R.R. Tolkien's books are not for the easily distracted. The nearly three-hour films are a time investment. But now with the power of Lego and an artist collective called the Brotherhood Workshop, experiencing the entire story of The Hobbit takes less than two minutes. As the Brotherhood Workshop says, this version of The Hobbit is "33,000-ish seconds shorter than Peter Jackson's."
  • The Worst Texting Crimes Against Humanity

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Look, we love texting as much as the next person. But it's not always the safe space you think it is. You accidentally hit "Send" when you didn't mean to, people don't know how to use emojis properly - the horror! Ahead we break down the worst things that could happen when texting while . . . well, texting. Source: MTV
  • Jack-o'-Lantern Templates For the Coolest Pumpkin on the Block

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    Locate your nearest pumpkin patch immediately we have jack-o'-lanterns to carve! We're obsessed with the pumpkin templates from ThinkGeek's website. The online shop for everything nerd culture is currently holding its annual Great Geeky Pumpkin Template Contest, and submissions are pouring in to help readers carve clever and crafty pumpkins for Halloween. We've gathered our favorite submissions that are a little bit sweet (Hello Kitty), a little bit retro (Super Mario Bros.), frighteningly hilarious (Overly Attached Girlfriend), and that even make us want to dance ("Gangnam Style"). And if…
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    GadgetLite - Latest gadgets and technology news

  • Four reasons to adopt tablets in the office

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    To a company that operated via typewriters and written letters, the concept of electronics worming their way into the corporate sphere might have seemed ridiculous. Of course, this might also have been the same company that never foresaw the appearance of DOS computers, or mobile phones, or the rise of the modern laptop. Technology has always come across as a boon to businesses, enabling faster communication and creating a more reliable, interconnected entity overall. These changes were not always easy, however, and most of them came gradually and at a great cost. In this day and age,…
  • 5 Tools you can’t afford not to upgrade

    14 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    Technology continues its relentless march forward, which means that every year we are granted new and improved versions of our old devices. It can be difficult to understand the need to drop everything in favor of the newest tech, especially when so many of us are still using the laptops we bought for our first year of college. However, what we don’t realize is how our old tools are seriously slowing us down. While you may be able to get by with your old tools, your performance is likely lacking. Whether it takes you longer to accomplish basic tasks or you’re wasting valuable resources…
  • Why consumers are wary of mobile banking — and how you can protect yourself

    14 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    Judging by the number of television commercials touting the benefits of online banking — you can transfer money while waiting in line at the grocery store, or in the amount of time it takes to warm up for a tennis serve! — you might think that anyone with a smartphone is using their bank’s mobile application. After all, it’s hard to beat the convenience of instant transfers, making deposits without visiting the bank, and the ability to check your balance before you hit the checkout line. Yet according to one recent survey, 44 percent of U.S. consumers said that they would never use…
  • How Apple’s iOS 8 update addresses security concerns

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Ever since the first Macintosh, Apple has boasted of their machines’ superiority when it comes to virus protection, and their users usually list this as a major deciding factor between Apple’s products and their competitors. However, with the exponential growth Apple has received in the past decade, more and more tricky hackers are looking to disprove Apple’s claims. Malware and viruses specifically designed for Apple products are on the rise, putting the spotlight on Apple’s security efforts. In mid-September, Apple finally released an update to its devices’ operating system that…
  • Reports of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus bending, here’s video proof

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    The latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been available to the public for just under a week but reports are now emerging that the newest Apple devices are apparently bending when placed in pockets as you or I would for any phone. Apple have yet to respond to this but bearing in mind the device is made of aluminum, this was always going to be a possibility if enough force was applied. The video below demonstrates how easily the iPhone 6 can be bent by hand! Have you had problems? Drop us a message in the comments below.
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    The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia

  • Ferret posts this week

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Here’s a quick round-up of Red Ferret posts from the past week for those who missed them. Enjoy. NapAnywhere – at last a neck pillow that actually works? – Traveling is fun, but it can also… iShoe UV Sanitizer – keeping your feet fresh and sweet using the power of light – We have 250,000 sweat glands on… MIITO – the end of the electric [...] 526 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • NapAnywhere – at last a neck pillow that actually works?

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    Traveling is fun, but it can also be a bit of a drag if you’re going long distance and are forced to sleep en route. The problem is there’s no comfortable way to snooze on a plane, bus or car, even with one of the typical head pillows you can buy at terminals all over the world. But now an enterprising doctor thinks he’s got a solution. The NapAnywhere is a clever little foldable neck rest [...] 213 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • iShoe UV Sanitizer – keeping your feet fresh and sweet using the power of light

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    We have 250,000 sweat glands on each foot, which are capable of pushing out two cups of perspiration a day. That’s a lot of water to be sloshing around in, no wonder our feet can come home smelling a little bit rank. But of course smell is only one effect, we can also get fungus and other attacks from this warm, wet environment, which is why it’s best to keep our tootsies as fresh and [...] 178 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
  • MIITO – the end of the electric kettle as we know it?

    17 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    We collectively waste a huge amount of energy heating up our drinks every day. In fact there’s a theory that one day of extra energy use from over-filling electric kettles is enough to light all the street lights in England for a night. Scary. But now an enterprising design team has come up with an idea to do away with the conventional kettle completely, and so save massive amounts of this wasted energy. MIITO is an [...] 229 words | permalink | 2 comments | digg this continue reading
  • Narwhal USB Heated Plush Slippers – beating back cold weather, one cute foot at a time

    Donyae Coles
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    The news has already started reporting on the second coming of the Polar Vortex for 2015. It’s October, so it isn’t too far away. I’m getting chills just thinking about it, and not good chills either. These are chills of fear and phantom cold. But then I look at the Narwhal USB Heated Plush Slippers and think maybe it won’t be so bad. These Narwhal slippers are extremely cute! [...] 205 words | permalink | No comments | digg this continue reading
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  • skedCloud – Easy To Use, Cloud Based, Calendar Sharing iPhone App!

    Michael Vallez
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Want to be more productive with your mobile calendar and have the option for easy calendar sharing between users? Well, the new skedClolud Business app lets you do just that. And with useful features such as full encryption, cloud based storage, and a simple user interface, it won’t take long for it to become your […] The post skedCloud – Easy To Use, Cloud Based, Calendar Sharing iPhone App! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • DodgeSpot – How Long Will You Survive This Almost Impossible Games App?

    Michael Vallez
    6 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    If you love a challenge, have fast reflexes and good eye/hand coordination, then DodgeSpot is a must-have app for you. This 1 touch to play game is seriously challenging, yet very simplistic in design. And best of all, it’s free for iOS, Android and Kindle device owners. DodgeSpot Game Overview DodgeSpot is one of those […] The post DodgeSpot – How Long Will You Survive This Almost Impossible Games App? first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Blend: The Game, A Simply Challenging Color Matching Puzzle Game for iPhone and Android

    Michael Vallez
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    If you’re a fan of puzzle games and block matching games, then Blend: The Game is a new and challenging mobile app that should grab your attention. Especially since this casual iPhone and Android puzzler is a bit more tricky than your average block matching or gem matching game. Why? Because you only get so […] The post Blend: The Game, A Simply Challenging Color Matching Puzzle Game for iPhone and Android first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Gemstone Jamboree – Fun, Free Gem Matching Game for iOS and Android!

    Michael Vallez
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Gemstone Jamboree is like Candy Crush Saga, but more enjoyable to play since it does not come with the expensive in-app purchases. This free gem matching game for iOS and Android devices is packed with gameplay, unique level backgrounds, and a fun story complete with unusual characters. Gem matching games are some of the most […] The post Gemstone Jamboree – Fun, Free Gem Matching Game for iOS and Android! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
  • Audials Radio – Listen, Record, Explore 63,300+ Streaming Radio Stations for Free!

    Michael Vallez
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    Want free music? That is exactly what you will get with the Audials Radio Android Music & Audio app. With Audials Radio you can quickly and easily listen to over 63,000+ streaming radio stations, record songs, and wake up to your favorite radio station – but that’s not all this killer music app has to […] The post Audials Radio – Listen, Record, Explore 63,300+ Streaming Radio Stations for Free! first appeared on CrazyMikesapps
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    Network World Alpha Doggs

  • In search of killer meetings

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:54 pm
    I’ve been thinking a lot about in-person/virtual meetings lately: Whether they should largely be killed off along with other outmoded things like musicals and namifying, or whether they should be allowed to live and thrive in a new and better format.Having spent two productive days this week in Boston at my parent company’s annual meeting learning from and sharing with my colleagues as well as outsiders from around the world, I have no doubt that in-person gatherings still very much have their place. Exposure to the media, marketing and mobile experts there all gave me a broader…
  • iPhone 6 Plus: Just in time for some very cool Halloween costumes

    9 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    Mark Rober and the DigitalDudz team have come up with some truly creative and creepy Halloween costumes, a number of which incorporate smartphones, to haunt your geeky graveyard or party.Some of the costumes, as Rober points out, even can take advantage of the new Apple iPhone 6 Plus! (H/T Devour)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Analysis: Government's New Doctor Payments Website Worthy of a Recall

    3 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    This story was co-published by ProPublica with The New York Times' The Upshot. If the federal government's new Open Payments website were a consumer product, it would be returned to the manufacturer for a full refund. Open Payments is the government's site for publishing payments made to doctors and teaching hospitals by drug and medical device manufacturers. It includes 4.4 million payments, worth $3.5 billion, to more than half a million doctors and almost 1,360 teaching hospitals.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • 4 Cool Free Tech Tools & Services Announced This Week

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    I'm a sucker for "free" in headlines, and of course that's what the vendors that this week have rolled out freebies are counting on (as am I, in getting you to read this of course).Not that I'm going to jump on all these offers myself, but I figured I'd at least pass them along to all of you for consideration.As always, getting something for nothing is rare, and in the tech world, it usually means you're going to get nudged to upgrade at some point if you want the really good stuff...1. Google's new Drive for Education is an extension to its free Apps for Education offering, which includes…
  • Photo of the day: Cellphones of protest in Hong Kong

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    Reuters -- Protesters hold their mobile phones as they block the main street to the financial Central district, outside the government headquarters, in Hong Kong on Sept. 29. Hong Kong democracy protesters defied volleys of tear gas and police baton charges to stand firm in the centre of the global financial hub on Monday, one of the biggest political challenges for China since the Tiananmen Square crackdown 25 years ago. The Communist government in Beijing made clear it would not tolerate dissent, and warned against any foreign interference as thousands of protesters massed for a fourth…
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  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    We ran a review from Wired several weeks ago that gave Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor an almost unreal positive review. To be certain it was just that good of a game, we're running a second review from Stuff and it seems by their review, it might be just that good of a game. Comments
  • Passage Replaces Your Passwords with Images

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Disrupt Europe Hackathon 2014 held in London this weekend produced some really good ideas on security issues and one memorable one was called Passage. A combination of password and image, it perfectly describes the concept of a new, secure and simple type of password. You can use a different image for every account and even multiple images so you have a fallback for when you lose your driver's license, for example. Comments
  • Microsoft: Surface Pro 3 Is the Most Productive Tablet on the Planet

    19 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Microsoft has announced to the world that the Surface Pro 3 is the most productive tablet on the planet and if you don't believe them, they have released a spiffy new video that proves it. Comments
  • 2014 'League of Legends' World Championship

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Riots annual League of Legends Championship was held last night in Seoul, Korea in front of a sellout crowd of 40K fans watching the finals of the 11 Million dollar competition between Korean favorite Samsung White and Starhorn Royal Club from China. eSports is finally beginning to come into its own. The tournament as a whole saw better performance from North American teams than in previous years, though in the end it was still the top Asian teams who made it all the way to the final this time. Comments
  • $45K Sun Lounger That Follows the Sun

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Looking to do some early Christmas shopping for that millionaire on your list? Check out the luxury sun lounger by Remmus Ltd. It follows the sun's path for that all over tan, mists you when you get too hot, built-in Bose stereo for entertainment and just about anything you can think of to make a rich person more comfortable. Conveniently priced this week at the bargain price of $45,000 dollars. Comments
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  • Smart socks for dumb smartphone users

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

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

    7 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    It's always fun to look at all the various predictions of the Next New Things (given they vary quite widely by predictor, by year - us being no exception). Anyway, here are Gartners for the next few years (abridged by Broadstuff) 1) By 2018, digital business will require 50 percent less business process workers and 500 percent more key digital business jobs, compared with traditional models. Near-Term Flag: By year-end 2016, 50 percent of digital transformation initiatives will be unmanageable due to lack of portfolio management skills, leading to a measurable negative lost market share. 2)…
  • Paul Graham - 8 Things to do Before the Startup

    2 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    Rather good article on starting Startups by Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator, its a List of Things a Founder Needs to Know. In essence his argument is that much about running a startup is counterintuitive to what peopel have learned to that point in more formal structures - here is the Broadstuff Expergated Version for you lazy lot out there: 1. Don't saddle yourself from the get-go Trust your instincts about of the most common mistakes young founders make is not to do that enough. They get involved with people who seem impressive, but about whom they feel some misgivings…
  • Social Business – Europe vs UK

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    I wrote a post on the Agile Elephant blog about some observations on UK/US vs European use og Social technologies, this is the first few paragraphs: We attended the IoM conference in Cologne last week, at the same time London Social Media Week was happening. (David gave a keynote talk, the slides are over here). It was interesting to juxtapose the core themes of these 2 events (incidentally, it was our Patchwork Elephant Conference held during last year's Social Media Week London that persuaded us to set up Agile Elephant). In a nutshell, I noted the following large differences in themes on…
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  • Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

    Leigh Beadon
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The voting was somewhat slow this week, especially on the funny side, but that's no reason to ignore the great comments that rose to the top. After we noted that, despite the positive trend of increased exposure of police abuse, there doesn't seem to be any decrease in the abuse itself, That One Guy won first place on the insightful side by exploring the big reason for that: They remain 'oblivious' to it for the simple reason that it doesn't matter. Sure they got recorded macing someone for talking back, or beating someone, or robbing someone. What happens when that recording goes public?
  • This Week In Techdirt History: October 12 - 18th

    Mike Masnick
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Five Years Ago: We were still wondering about the attempts to insert the morality question into copyright, noting that it is almost always used to "cover up the inability to justify the expansion of rights on economic grounds." In a somewhat related post, we wondered what kind of industry sets up a group to specifically oppose what consumers want -- and the answer was: Hollywood. Another such group is the BSA, and it was finally having some of its nastier practices revealed. Sticking to the copyright question, we wondered if libraries really needed licenses to lend out ebooks, since they…
  • Awesome Stuff: Portable Standing Desks

    Mike Masnick
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    As you may be aware, I'm a big believer in standing desks, and we've written about standing desk crowdfunding projects in previous awesome stuff post. However, my other obsession concerning working is the ability to have a fully functional "office in a bag" that I can take on the go. I may write about that one of these days in an awesome stuff post, but I have a full setup with a second monitor, portable ergonomic keyboard and more that I take on the go with me -- but I haven't yet found a workable portable standing desk. I'm left at the mercy of wherever I might be at the time, if there's a…
  • Awesome Stuff: Portable Standing Desks

    Mike Masnick
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    As you may be aware, I'm a big believer in standing desks, and we've written about standing desk crowdfunding projects in previous awesome stuff post. However, my other obsession concerning working is the ability to have a fully functional "office in a bag" that I can take on the go. I may write about that one of these days in an awesome stuff post, but I have a full setup with a second monitor, portable ergonomic keyboard and more that I take on the go with me -- but I haven't yet found a workable portable standing desk. I'm left at the mercy of wherever I might be at the time, if there's a…
  • Innovation Works Better, Faster With Openness, Not Lock-In

    Mike Masnick
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Dave Winer has a short, but important post discussing how a new round of entrepreneurs (and VCs) are too focused on locking in users, rather than making use of open standards. They worry that, if they provide open access to the data their systems accumulate, no one will come to their website, therefore no one will be able to enjoy their lock-in, thereby justifying their multi-million dollar valuations. Why should we care? Problem isn't that they're young, the problem is they have a too-thin value-add to support the kind of investment they've taken on. Since VCs are now investing in news…
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Launching Your Brand Through Video

    Guest Author
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Markus Wilson, Co-Founder of London based video production company Phink TV talks to The Next Women about launching your brand through more
  • Startup Diaries: From Charity Worker to Business Owner

    Guest Author
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Nancy Johnston, Founder of Tengri gives us her three top tips on starting your own luxury fashion more
  • Client Retention: The Key To Business Success

    Guest Author
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    In the world of business and commerce, anything that’s new is going to cost you… including gaining new more
  • Women Helping Women: HER Fund

    Megan Foo
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Some of the most phenomenal women-focused nonprofit organizations I have spotlighted authenticate a simple yet powerful message: women’s empowerment can be secured only when women are united in a common fight toward gender more
  • Lend a Helping Hand with Lendahand

    Lucy Catten
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Introducing Lendahand - a crowdfunding platform for Small to Medium sized entrepreneurs (SMEs) in upcoming economies. read more
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  • Millennials as Brand Advocates - New Research Study Results

    2 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    Traditional marketing tactics don’t cut it when you're trying to share your brand story with social-savvy millennials. In fact, a new SocialChorus research study of over 500 millennials reveals that only 6% of millennials consider online advertising to be a trusted source for product information. So how do you reach this ad-averse group? Download this report to learn:How millennials prefer to interact with brands (hint: they’ve mastered tuning out your social advertising)Who 95% of millennials trust for product informationHow to power millennials to advocate for your brand and share your…
  • iPad CTO Kit - including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    The iPad CTO Kit brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your IT Management related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your IT Management research:iPad Tips and Tricks - A Guide for Executives and ManagersHow Mobile Management Services Fill a Critical Security NeedMobile Login Best PracticesMove Forward With Cloud and Mobile, SecurelyRequest Free!
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    1 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Information Security research:PC Security Handbook - 2nd EditionThe Future of Backup as a Data Protection StrategyAdapting Security to the CloudThe Heartbleed Bug: How To Protect Your Business with SymantecRequest Free!
  • A Crossroads for Windows XP Users: Windows 7 or Windows 8?

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

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    Stateless computing in Cisco Unified Computing Solution (UCS) is implemented with an XML-based software feature called a service profile. In the event of disaster recovery, the amount of time to restore the server to its identical former condition is dramatically reduced with service profiles. Service profiles contain virtually all possible hardware settings of a server, which can be applied, modified, or moved to a different blade. While service profiles contain enormous power and flexibility over the hardware features presented to the bare metal Operating System (OS), there are several…
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  • E-commerce 101: A Guide to Successful Selling on the Web

    7 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The online economy is ripe with opportunity, but it's also rife with pitfalls that can trip up even the savviest business person. This guide reviews the basics of setting up, securing, and promoting your e-commerce site. With a little knowledge, you'll be well on your way to success in the online economy.Request Free!
  • Stop Phishing: A Guide to Protecting Your Web Site Against Phishing Scams

    7 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    If you have a website and do business online, you are probably at risk. Fortunately, there is an effective way to protect your customers, your company and your brand from phishing: SSL and Extended Validation (EV) SSL. In this guide, you'll learn more about Phishing and how SSL and EV SSL technology can help protect your site, your business and ultimately, your bottom line.Request Free!
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    7 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Usually, one SSL certificate secures just one domain name or URL; however, some common situations are better handled with a type of certificate that allows multiple domains to be secured with just one certificate. Read this white paper to learn about typical situations where multiple domain certificates are the ideal solution, how multiple domain certificates work, and how to select the right multi-domain certificate for your needs.Request Free!
  • Introduction to Web Analytics for E-Commerce: How to Track Activity to Optimize Your Web Site

    7 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Use this guide to understand the basics of what web analytics are and why they're important, what metrics you should track, and how you can use this information to optimize your site and encourage customers to visit often and buy more.Request Free!
  • Creating an E-commerce Web Site

    7 Oct 2014 | 2:20 pm
    In this guide, you'll learn about what goes into creating your own Do-It-Yourself (DIY) e-commerce web site, from picking the right tools and services you'll need to create your web pages, to selecting the best hosting provider and payment solution to fit your business, to figuring out the best security for your site.Request Free!
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  • 4 Surprising Business Uses for the iPad

    Chip Chick Staff
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:12 am
    There’s something satisfying about using a tablet platform. The buttons are responsive, the screen allows your fingers to glide around and move colorful icons, and the scaled-down nature of the device makes it seem like more of a fun gadget than a business accessory. But as companies from engineering firms to retail giants are beginning to learn, tablets such as Apple’s iPad are far from a toy, and much more than a gadget. Hordes of high-end apps have hit the marketplace, and many are designed solely for business purposes and organization efforts. If you decide to pick one up, you’ll be…
  • Jason Voorhees Is Here to Terrorize Your Computer, Maybe Corrupt Some Word Files, Too

    Chance Kinney
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Since we’re getting stiffed out of an October Friday the 13th this year, which is the only kind of Friday the 13th that matters, let’s make up for it with some Voorhees merch. This tiny USB flash drive is proper Voorhees, with bloody knife, hockey mask, and keychain. Alright, maybe that last one wasn’t in the movie, I don’t know. I haven’t seen it in a while. Also probably not in the movie is Jason Voorhees being able to hold 8 GB of data, which you can use to transfer files from computer to computer. With the state of Hollywood today, you can’t tell me…
  • Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2 Gets Refreshed, Now Even More Delicious Sounding

    Ali Heriyanto
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    In-ear headphones are a dime dozen these days. So it takes something special to stand out. In steps Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2 in-ear headphones, a refresh of the 1st generation of the C5. Similar in popularity to the P5 Headphones that was just recently also refreshed, the C5 Series 2 is spectacular in design and function. The secure loop is back and newly improved, and this time it’s all black. All in all, it now provides an even more comfortable fit than before. This unique design concept is not common, if at all, found on other pairs of in-ear headphones. And what makes this…
  • Motorola Shows Off Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Brand New Nexus 6

    Chip Chick Staff
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally time for the biggest change to Android since Ice Cream Sandwich. Android 5.0 Lollipop is almost ready for a public release, and it will debut on the Nexus 6. The Nexus 6, as you might have guessed, is a 6″ smartphone. This time, the Nexus is being manufactured by Motorola, yet another aftershock of Motorola’s short time as a Google property. The phone will run Android 5 and boast a 2560 x 1440 resolution display, one of the first phones to do so along with the LG G3. It’ll also feature a huge 3,220 mAh battery with…
  • Samsung Re-releases Their 11.6” Chromebook 2 With an Intel Processor

    Chip Chick Staff
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Earlier this year, Samsung refreshed their lineup of Chromebooks with 11.6″ and 13.3″ models running on Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa processors. The 1.6 GHz Exynos processors are usually used in mobile devices, though, which isn’t always the best fit for a laptop, even if it’s a laptop that doesn’t require a whole lot of power. For those looking for that extra power, Samsung is releasing a new version of their 11.6″ Chromebook 2 with a 2.58 GHz Intel Celeron processor. Unfortunately, we’re seeing a drop in system memory from 4 GB to 2 GB in this version,…
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  • How to Prevent Someone From Looking at Your Phone’s Other Pictures When You Show Them One

    Kaushik Patowary
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    This has happened to all of us –  you hand your smartphone to someone else to show them a picture, and they will eventually start swiping left and right through the gallery. There is really no way to prevent this. Once you hand over your phone, unlocked, to someone else, they can do pretty much anything they want. Android Police writes about a new feature available on the upcoming Android 5.0 designed to “keep your phone secure in the hands of your friends”. Called Screen Pinning, this much needed feature allows users to lock a single app into the foreground so that when you give…
  • 8 Things I Found on The Internet This Week Vol. 3

    Kaushik Patowary
    23 Jun 2014 | 7:49 am
    1. World Cup of Everything Else: An interactive chart pitting the 32 countries who qualified for the 2014 Football World Cup against one another in areas other than football. Which country has the most water? Who has more agricultural land? Who has the lowest unemployment rate? and so on. 2. Wonobo: An alternative to Google Street View for Indian cities where the Google’s service doesn’t exist yet. Wonobo doesn’t mention how many cities were covered, but many of the important and populous such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore and more are already available.
  • 8 Things I Found on The Internet This Week Vol. 2

    Kaushik Patowary
    8 Jun 2014 | 11:16 am
    1. You’re Getting Old! is a fascinating website that offers a long list of facts and statistics relating to a person’s lifetime once they enter their date of birth. You get stats like the total number of times the person’s heart has beaten and the number of breathes they have taken in their lifetime, as well as how old they were when some important events occurred. The website also includes a pie chart featuring an approximation of how many people born on that date are currently alive versus dead as well as many more features. The older you are, the more fascinating the stats become. 2.
  • How to Increase the Audio Volume of a Video File

    Kaushik Patowary
    2 Jun 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Ever downloaded a video from the internet that is barely audible? Fixing the audio volume is a simple matter of demuxing the video file into its constituting video and audio channels, adding a constant gain to the audio channel and then packing both together into a video container. This tutorial will show you how to do that. Years ago, I wrote a similar tutorial showing readers how to increase the volume of the audio channel of a video file using a software called VirtualDub. The method described worked only with AVI files. The new method that I’m going to describe in this tutorial works…
  • 8 Things I Found on The Internet This Week Vol.1

    Kaushik Patowary
    30 May 2014 | 2:14 am
    1. Drowning Simulator: This is an interactive life jacket-awareness website that lets you “experience” drowning. The French website puts you in the shoes of a dude who gets knocked out of the yacht and into the sea. Once you’re in the water, you have to use your mouse to scroll without stopping in order to stay afloat. Eventually, when your finger starts to ache and your scrolling slows down or stops, you sink and die. The game ends with a simple message: “At sea, you tire faster than you think. Whenever you go out to sea, wear your life jacket.” 2. SHRTURL: A prank URL shortening…
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  • #MakeInIndia smashes the -Billion impressions mark on Social Media

    5 Oct 2014 | 10:47 pm
    #MakeInIndia made a huge splash globally with social media updates from over 100 countries, capturing the world’s imagination and a large chunk of influencer mindspace. Digiqom, a growing digital agency, and Simplify 360, a leading Social Business Intelligence Company, have come together to measure the impact of #MakeInIndia by listening in on the conversations and making sense of the voluminous data. The stats are staggering. To give you a perspective, #MakeInIndia trended worldwide at no. 2 between 10.30 am and 11.30 am on Thursday, September 25—the day of the launch. Since then, there…
  • The Social Media Spread of Ebola Virus

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    The Ebola outbreak of 2014 has been by far the largest one in the entire history of West Africa.  The deadly disease has a fatality rate of 90%, i.e 90% of the victims die when the virus attacks them. Simplify360 today released an interesting analysis to catch a glimpse of how the virus is spreading on social media:                                                                                …
  • Why these TOP 15 IT training resources are considered the best

    28 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Are you one of those people who have registered for a certification or a course but do not have the required resources to prepare for it? Well, do not worry as this has happened to a lot of people. Either there are not any credible resources available to you or you are not able to find any over the internet. This is a problem which needs to be eliminates, as most people do require IT Training resources which will help them in the process of training. However, not all of the vendors out there will provide you with the most reliable and credible training resources. Yes, you are new to this…
  • Celebrate Independence Day with Twitter Chat on #BrandIndia

    14 Aug 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Simplify360 has planned to celebrate India’s Independence in a unique way. The company is doing a Twitter chat today at 3 PM themed “#BrandIndia with Bhupendra”. Bhupendra, CEO for Simplify360, is talking to some prominent brand experts from around the World regarding India as a brand. The topics to be covered are: 1. How is #BrandIndia today? 2. What did India as a nation missed in last 6 decades? 3. How to build India as a brand of trust and quality? 4. #BrandIndia should be about people or product 5. Role MNC and foreigners play in building Brand India and more. The panel…
  • IBM unveils chip that emulates human brain

    10 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
      The International Business Machines Corporation or IBM is an American consulting corporation and a multination technological enterprise.  It is headquartered in Armonk, New York. IBM not only markets but also manufactures computer software and hardware and also provides infrastructure, consulting and hosting services in various areas starting from mainframe computers up to nanotechnology. Recently, IBM revealed a computer chip which is about the size of a postage stamp and is claimed to spur up the functions of the synapses, neurons and other characteristics of the brain to carry out…
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  • Olive Premium Responsive Template for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    Olive is a fully responsive Blogger template that’s specially designed for magazine-type blogs. If you’re looking for a template that’s likely to help you with audience conversion, Olive may be a good pick because it’s specifically developed for SEO. Olive’s layout is dynamic and bold, allowing you to feature as many images as possible without interfering with the overall design’s elegance and cleanliness. The home page lets you feature several of your latest posts under their respective subheads (eg. Entertainment, Business, Fashion, Food, etc). just like…
  • Bold Parallax Responsive Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:09 am
    Bold parallax template for Blogger has a clean and modern design that will allow you to express your creativity in blogging. It works especially well for entertainment reviews, news, and blog sites, with a full-width parallax header and 4-column footer area to highlight your most important content. Other features include 1) Fully Responsive Design 2) Parallax Header Scroll Effect 3) Sticky Menu 4) Sidebar Tabs 5) 4-Column Footer 6) Integrated Threader Blogger Comment + Facebook Comment System 8) Improved Author Profile Image 9) Ads Banner-Ready 10) Meta Keywords And Description Support…
  • BMAG Responsive Template for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    If you’ve got plenty of premium content to feature, then BMAG magazine template for Blogger will show off your material perfectly. This highly customizable template boasts of 9 drag-and-drop layouts for the homepage plus advanced theme options with unlimited colors, fonts, and widgets, so you can tweak your design exactly how you like it. Since it’s 100% responsive, it’s compatible with mobile and desktop devices. It’s also translation-ready with language support so you can expand your audience reach around the world. BMAG will let you and your visitors know how large…
  • Boxed Free Template for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:13 am
    A simple, clean, and highly functional template, Boxed by Sora Templates is great for bloggers, writers, and designers who have plenty of content to share with their readers. Boxed’s elegant layout ensures that your posts will be easily read, and its abundance of sections on the homepage will showcase plenty of your links and content all at once. You can also place your ads on it without worrying about loading speed. Since it’s responsive, you’ll be able to reach a broader reader base at any time of the day, anywhere in the world. Other features include: SEO Friendly Ads…
  • Logbook Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    Have a lot of images and photos to share with your audience? Then Logbook is Blogger template that may be up your alley. With just one column, Logbook showcases all your images beautifully, placing them in center stage. It’s fully responsive, optimized for SEO, with fast page loading. You can easily customize it with your own background image, logo, color schemes, and other settings to fit your theme perfectly. Other features include: Elegant Template Design Free Professional Look Breaking News Ticker Video Support – Youtube, Vimeo and Dailymotion Search Engine Optimized Fully…
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  • Octa(core)Pussy: If 007 was a Geek

    Nimish Dubey
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    In an increasingly tech savvy world, the good old mix of sex and violence was not yielding the sort of spying results that the Secret Service was accustomed. So they decided to slip a geek into the shoes of Commander Bond after he botched up the last mission by allegedly misbehaving with an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • HTC Launches Octa-core Desire 820 Priced at Rs.24,990 and Quad-core Desire 820q at Rs.22500

    Radu Tyrsina
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    More than a month ago, we told you about the official launch of the HTC Desire 820, HTC’s first 64-bit smartphone and their best in midrange class. Now, the smartphone is being released for Indian customers along with the quad-core HTC Desire 820q version. The Desire 820 has been priced at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • HTC Launches One M8 Eye with 13MP Rear Camera in India for Rs.38,990

    Raju PP
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    HTC has announced the variant of its flagship smartphone, dubbed the HTC One M8 Eye in India for Rs.38,990 (~$640). The One M8 Eye comes with a 13 MegaPixel rear camera instead of the ultrapixel camera on the original One M8. The phone was quietly launched in China last week, and has now made into... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • There’s an ‘Apple SIM’ Inside the iPad Air 2 That Lets You Switch Between Carriers

    Radu Tyrsina
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    Yesterday was a big event for Apple as it announced the newest iPad Air 2, the slightly improved next-generation iPad Mini, the gorgeous 27-inch Retina display iMac and the free OS X Yosemite upgrade. However, there’s one feature that many overlooked – the new Apple SIM. This is a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • New $2,499 27-inch iMac Has Retina 5K Display, 3.5 GHz Quad-core Intel i5, 8GB of RAM & 1TB

    Radu Tyrsina
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Besides the new iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and the free upgrade to OS X Yosemite announcement, Apple also introduced the 27-inch iMac which gets released with some amazing features. The newest iMac sports a Retina 5K display carrying an impressive resolution of 5120 x 2880 pixels. Thew iMac features... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Meet us @ The Global App Summit 2014 in Dubai!

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

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

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

    Caroline Prince
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:37 am
    It has been well established that SEO is just as essential to a blog writer as it to is to a website content writer. If your blog content is not garnering a good readership despite the high quality of content in the post, it could mean that search engines are not finding your blog. On the other hand, sacrificing quality for the sake of SEO is not prudent, either. Ideally, striking the balance between quality and SEO would not only open your blog post to discovery, but can even lead to and sustain a loyal readership. Here are a few tips you can follow to make your blog post SEO-friendly: 1. It…
  • Our Exhibition Stall in mBillionth

    C.R. Venkatesh
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:17 am
    DCI participated in mBillionth by showcasing its products, services and digital innovations in an exhibition organized as part of the one-day event. Held at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on July 18, 2014, the expo provided us with significant opportunities to benchmark ourselves against leading IT service providers, boost the profile and brand influence of our firm, and interact with potential customers. mBillionth Award, an initiative of the Digital Empowerment Foundation, is a platform that explores the latent potential of the mobile & telecom sector across 8 countries in South…
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  • John Siracusa's OS X Yosemite review

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Apple officially released OS X Yosemite today, and to mark that occasion - as has become tradition among our people - the only OS X Yosemite review you need, from John Siracusa. OS X and iOS have been trading technologies for some time now. For example, AVFoundation, Apple's modern framework for manipulating audiovisual media, was released for iOS a year before it appeared on OS X. Going in the other direction, Core Animation, though an integral part of the entire iPhone interface, was released first on the Mac. Yosemite's new look continues the pattern; iOS got its visual refresh last year,…
  • Apple introduces 5K Retina iMac

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    Apple introduced a 5K Retina iMac today. iMac has always been about having a huge, immersive place to see and create amazing things. So making the best possible iMac meant making the best possible display. The new 27‑inch iMac with Retina 5K display has four times as many pixels as the standard 27‑inch iMac display. So you experience unbelievable detail. On an unbelievable scale. At a relatively mere $2500 (a dell 5K display will set you back just as much, and that's just a display), this is an amazing machine. It's not useful for me (certainly not at that price point), but…
  • Google unveils Android Lollipop, Nexus 6, 9, Player

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    Time for happy news! Google has just released Android 5.0 Lollipop, and to accompany the release of their latest treat, they're also unveiling not one, but three new Nexus devices. Let's start with Android Lollipop. Since its features have been unveiled months ago, there's little news to tell you that you don't already know. The biggest visible change is Material Design, the brand new design and behaviour language that spans all of Android's screens - from watch to car. Notifications have been significantly overhauled, and Lollipop will give you more control over what you see and when.
  • GamerGate terrorists threaten mass school shooting in Utah

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:50 am
    It's been another fantastic few days in the fabricated GamerGate terror campaign. This past weekend, female game developer Brianna Wu was forced to alert the police and leave her home, after receiving threats that she, her family, and possible children would face rape, mutilation, and death. Wu has vowed to not bow to the terrorist threats, and will continue to develop games. Wu's ordeal was just the last in a long line of GamerGate terrorism, and yesterday we reached a new low. Gaming critic Anita Sarkeesian was scheduled to hold a talk at Utah State University. However, GamerGate terrorists…
  • Sharp AQUOS Crystal review: mid-range brains meet striking looks

    14 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Pop quiz, hotshot: When's the last time you saw a Sharp phone in the United States? The Sharp FX from years back? Maybe the FX Plus? If you're anything like me, your mind will hearken back to chunky clamshell classics like this one. Long story short, it's been ages since Sharp has had any kind of mobile presence around these parts. That's something the Japanese company is finally ready to change, and it's aiming to do it with a splash. Enter the AQUOS Crystal, one of the most striking phones you'll ever see. It's finally available for $149 on Boost Mobile now and Sprint will get it come…
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  • Polk Audio MagniFi Wireless Sound Bar

    Brian Mitchell
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Polk just released a voice-optimizing wireless sound bar with wireless subwoofer, called MagniFi. The $500 speaker system promises easy setup, while its patent pending Polk VoiceAdjust Technology optimizes dialogue regardless of where you are sitting in the room. Alternatively, sound direction can be tweaked so only you will hear center channel dialog after hours, without […]
  • Apple Keynote October 2014

    Brian Mitchell
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    See the full length video of Apple’s Special Event on October 16, 2014 at Town Hall on the Apple campus. It is 1 hour, 19 minutes long, but will get you caught up on everything Apple. The major announcements from this keynote include: iPad Air 2 – $499+ iPad mini 3 $399+ Mac mini $499+ […]
  • Yamaha YSP-2500 Review

    Digital Trends
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Yamaha’s YSP-2500 throws a powerful burst of surround sound imagery that pulls you in, and doesn’t let go (8 out of 10) Pros Convincing virtual surround sound Firm and powerful bass response Loaded with features Highly versatile settings Cons Virtual surround may not be effective in all environments Lackluster music playback Don’t call it […]
  • Google Nexus Player Android TV

    Brian Mitchell
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Google announced a new set-top box that streams movies, music and TV, plus enables Android gaming on your HDTV. The disc shaped console is called Nexus Player, and was developed in collaboration with Asus. It connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi to stream videos, but also includes Google Cast capability to send/mirror screens from a […]
  • Panasonic VIERA TX-65AX900 Ultra HD 4K TV

    Brian Mitchell
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    Panasonic just showed its top-of-the-line 65-inch 4K Ultra HD LED LCD TV (model TX-65AX900) in the U.S. for the first time. The TV offers the best picture performance of any Panasonic TV, and very well could be the best 4K TV of 2014. The AX900 boasts accurate, rich, and robust blacks that also retain fine detail, […]
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  • Apple Introduces New 27'' iMac With 5K Retina Display And iPad Air 2

    Deepesh Agarwal
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
  • New Google Nexus Family With Android 5.0 Lollipop Announced

    Deepesh Agarwal
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    Google has officially unveiled the Android 5.0 Lollipop with a new range of Nexus family devices. The newly announced devices are a 6-inch smartphone named Nexus 6, a media streamer called the Nexus Player, and a 8.9-inch tablet built by HTC Nexus 9 - all powered by the next Google Android OS, the Android 5.0 Lollipop.
  • From Idea to App: The Duration of Software Development

    Deepesh Agarwal
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
    We’ve all done it — in the shower, in the car, even while on break at work. We’ve all had a great idea for an app that would revolutionize how the world works. However, it turns out that software development isn’t as easy as coming up with an idea and doodling pictures of the logo. Software development takes energy, and more significant than that, development of a worthwhile and usable app will take time. You may be overeager to get your product on devices around the world, but if you want to protect yourself and your potential profits, you need to take software development step by…
  • Why Your Company Needs a Pentester — And How to Hire One

    Deepesh Agarwal
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:06 am
    As news of major data breaches becomes a regular occurrence, more companies are renewing efforts to secure their sensitive data and prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. Keeping networks and IP addresses safe from prying eyes is no simple task, and cannot be left exclusively to antivirus and intrusion prevention software and firewalls. With attempted attacks on valuable targets taking place dozens, if not hundreds, times per day, the likelihood of at least one of those attacks succeeding increases all the time. To better protect your valuable data, you have to think like a hacker.
  • Read Less to Learn More -- Librum’s Approach to Reading

    Deepesh Agarwal
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
    Like many people, the founders of Librum were faced with a predicament. They were hungry for knowledge and loved reading, but their busy schedules forced the, to put off their desire to learn. So they thought, how can this problem be solved? And so Librum began taking form. They started by getting highly qualified writers to summarize non-fiction books. Books such as “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking”, “Zero to One: Notes on Startups” and “Disney War”. If you love reading but find that you often lack the time, then Librum is for you. The Vancouver-based startup is…
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  • A Winning Football Interactive Map

    Rex Hammock
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    While I often praise (but not always) the interactive graphics created by the team, I think the  College Football Fan map posted earlier this month is especially excellent for three reasons: Use of Technology: It’s an outstanding example of using Google Maps Engine Pro (or whatever the changing product name is when you read this) with data scraped from accessible information found on the internet.  (Note: While “found on the Internet,” it is data that had to be collected with permission). The Writing and Interpretation: The sidebar map articles of…
  • Focus on Content Marketing Mission, Not Methods

    Rex Hammock
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    I’m honored when people call Hammock Inc. one of the agencies that pioneered content marketing. (This month marks our 23rd anniversary.) However, I’ve always felt the term “content marketing” can be confusing when it’s applied to everything from blogging and social media to animated kitten GIFs. Unfortunately, when a term is used to label anything, it can start to mean very little. (Continue Reading on…) Related posts: Not only am I a content marketer, this is a content marketing blog Content marketing vs. a Superbowl ad Why I don’t like or use the term…
  • When Did PR Become This?

    Rex Hammock
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    (See update at end of post.) Because I’m not only the “head helper,” but also the “head recipient of email” at, I receive an endless stream of pitches from people with titles like “PR manager.” Unfortunately, most (not all, but most) of the email is boilerplate crap sent to websites that sound like, maybe, they could be visited by small business owners. Once in a while, I’ll see one of these worthless pitches and recall how long, long ago, I used to run a public relations firm. I can recall obsessing over to whom and how we…
  • How Millennials (Not Al Gore) Invented the Internet

    Rex Hammock
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Editor’s Note For this post, the term Millennial refers to people born between 1982 and 2004. (Math help: People who are currently (i.e., 2014) between the ages of 10 and 32.) Also, while this post refers to a golden age, NOTHING in it refers to fringe New Testament apocalyptic theology. Introduction During the first part of the 20th century, the french philosopher and sociologist Maurice Halbwachs advanced the idea of “collective memory” — a shared pool of information held in the memories of two or more members of a group. Or at least that’s what a group of two…
  • Doc Searls: “Want influence? Make yourself useful.”

    Rex Hammock
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:14 pm
    From Doc Searls Weblog: Being useful has more leverage, and more substance, than just being influential. In fact, I think being useful might be the most highly leveraged human virtue, other than love. Without it, we wouldn’t have civilization. And being useful makes you influential anyway. (…) Related posts: I’d like to influence you not to worry too much about online influence gamified metrics like Klout Doc Searls on the iPod Hi-Fi Doc Searls on the death of Gil Templeton
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  • Millions of DropBox Account Credentials Leaked Online, DropBox Denies of Being Hacked

    SK Mezanul Haque
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    Dropbox is one of the most popular online cloud storage provider. Last time the cloud service was a victim of hacking, it started offering two-factor authorization, also known as 2-step verification for better security. Late Monday, an anonymous person posted a series of posts on Pastebin, claiming to have in possession nearly seven million Dropbox accounts including passwords. To be exact, the poster claimed to have 6,937,081 of compromised Dropbox account credentials. As a proof, that hacker(s) posted Pastebin files with a few hundred username and password pairs as…
  • Latest Chrome Browser Update: Download Google Chrome 38

    SK Mezanul Haque
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 38 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update is a major update bumping up the version number to 38.0.2125.101. It comes with a number of fixes and improvements to the web browser. The fixes and improvements includes a number of new apps, extension APIs and a lot of under the hood changes for stability and performance. If you are a Google Chrome user, the web browser should download the update and install it automatically. Tip! Bookmark this page for latest Google Chrome web browser updates. You can view the…
  • Keyboard Shortcuts in the Windows 10 Technical Preview

    SK Mezanul Haque
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    Microsoft released Windows Technical Preview of Windows 10 operating system recently. After the announcement, much has been written and much will be written about it. Skipping Windows 9, as was the expected name for the successor of Windows 8 (or Windows 8.1), Windows 10 comes with a new Start Menu, custom user interface for different devices and more. Technical Preview of Windows 10 is available to everyone who wants to test the upcoming version of Windows operating and optionally help Microsoft by providing useful feedback. Many people may say that Microsoft is following the footsteps of…
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview Released, Download Now

    SK Mezanul Haque
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    Microsoft has released Windows 10 Technical Preview for testing. You can download Windows 10 Technical Preview now from the official website. Microsoft also launched its free Windows Insider Program. You need to sign up for free Windows Insider Program to give your feedback about the new Windows 10 Technical Preview. Since the operating system is a “Technical Preview” edition and not Windows 10 final edition, it is recommended to install it on a virtual machine. You can easily use any virtual machine software like Virtual Box or VMWare. Virtual Box is a freeware application but…
  • Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8: How to Install iOS 8 on iPhone, iPad, iPod?

    SK Mezanul Haque
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Apple on September 17, 2014 released iOS 8. The latest iOS is available worldwide for all iOS devices includes iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. Details of iOS 8 supported device is at the end of this post. Apple is marketing iOS 8 as the biggest iOS update released, since the launch of the App Stores. With literally hundreds of new features, that includes new Messages, Photos features, new QuickType keyboard that supports more languages, a new Health app, Family Sharing, iCloud Drive and more, iOS 8 is really the biggest update ever released. Apple has also fixed a lot of bugs and fixed…
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  • Upgrade your Macs without Using all your Monthly Bandwidth

    Amit Agarwal
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    I have almost exhausted my download bandwidth for this billing cycle and, lest you assume anything, I haven’t downloaded any torrents or movies from the Internet. All I have done is updated the Macs to the recently released OS X Yosemite and also downloaded the latest version of Apple iMovie, Keynote and other Mac software. The Mac OS X Yosemite installer is about 5 GB in size and, for some unknown reason, the Apps Store doesn’t always support resumable downloads. So if your Internet connection goes down while the installer is getting downloaded or if there’s a problem…
  • How to Color Alternate Rows in Google Sheets

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Microsoft Excel and other programs in Microsoft Office provide a handy feature called “Quick Styles” to help you quickly format a selected range as a striped table. The table can have zebra lines meaning alternating rows are formatted with different colors (see example). Google Sheets do not support zebra stripes (yet) but you can use conditional formatting combined with a simple Google Formula to create a formatted table. You can apply alternating colors to both rows and columns in Google Sheets easily. Here’s the trick. Open a Google Sheet and choose Conditional formatting…
  • Use Google Sheets for Multilingual Chat with Speakers of Different Languages

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    You can only speak and write English so how do you converse with a person in China who writes Mandarin but doesn’t understand a word of English? Google Translate is no doubt a good option but it is going to be tedious for you (and your Chinese friend) to translate each and every sentence manually before sending them through any messenger. How do you break down the language barrier and chat with someone in another country when there’s no ‘common’ language between the two parties? Microsoft is building a version of Skype for that will allow real-time translation for…
  • How to Work Offline in Google Chrome

    Amit Agarwal
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:44 am
    When you open any page inside Google Chrome, it connects to the Internet, fetches the latest version of the page from the server and displays it on your screen. If your computer is offline, Chrome will display an error message with a dinosaur* image saying it is unable to connect to the Internet. Internet Explorer and Firefox offer an offline mode that auto-saves a copy of web pages as you browse the Internet and displays this local copy when you are not connected to the Internet. Thus, if you are offline in a flight, you can still open and read websites that you accessed while your computer…
  • 10 URLs That Every Google User Should Know

    Amit Agarwal
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:08 am
    Where can I get a list of ad that I’ve clicked on Google? What does Google know about the places I’ve visited recently? Where should I go if have forgotten the administrator password for Google? What are my interests as determined by Google? Here are 10 important links that every Google user should know about. They are tucked away, somewhere deep inside your Google Account dashboard, and they may reveal interesting details about you that are known to Google. Let’s get started. 1. Create a new Google Account using your existing email address. The regular sign-up…
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    Wardell Design Blog

  • How Technology Has Permeated the Current Office Workspace

    Osterr Wight
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    A moment of silence, please, for all those poor office workers who had to record everything on paper back in the fifties. The offices of today would look like the command deck of the Enterprise compared to what generations past had to work with. Let’s take a look at how completely our future-toys have changed […] Related posts: Five surprising facts about Wi-Fi Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515 Review Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City
  • What is a hosted PBX, and what are the benefits of using it?

    Osterr Wight
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    The great appeal of a Hosted PBX phone system is that you can have a sophisticated telephone system for your business without having to outlay massive dollars for expensive telephone equipment. In fact, a Hosted PBX either operates with an existing telephone service or replaces it entirely. It’s easy to use and operate A Hosted […] Related posts: Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City Things to Consider When Buying a Communication System. Just Upgraded to Google Voice
  • How a Website Overhaul Can Revamp Your Business

    Osterr Wight
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    Your website is one of the most powerful promotional tools your business has. However, a ‘bad’ website can be just as detrimental to your bottom line as not having an online presence at all. When was the last time you really thought about your website and if it’s doing what you need it to do? […] Related posts: Tips for Helping your Small Business Thrive in the Windy City 4 tips for your Business Facebook page How an Eye-catching Website Design Can Help Generate More Followers for Your Blog
  • Essential Mac Software from a Windows User

    Wardell Latham
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:44 pm
    I’ve been a Microsoft Windows user for most of my life and I don’t imagine that will change any time soon. With that being said there is a fondness by many in the design community for Apple Mac computers which is why I’ve found myself doing a lot of work on a Mac recently. I’ve […] Related posts: Software Spotlight: Greenshot Free Graphic Software Software Spotlight: CLCL
  • 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
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  • China again blames US for disrupted cybersecurity talks

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:25 pm
    China claimed on Sunday the U.S. has derailed cybersecurity cooperation between the two countries and that it doesn’t tolerate hacking.The statement came a day after Yang Jiechi, a state councilor who deals with foreign affairs, held discussions on Saturday in Boston with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on topics that included cybersecurity.“Dialogue and cooperation between China and the U.S. in the field of cybersecurity is faced with difficulty due to the wrong actions taken by the American side,” according to a statement on China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.To read…
  • Is your Ethernet fast enough? Four new speeds are in the works

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:05 pm
    ethernet’s future is now about much more than the next top speed: The engineers charting a path for the ubiquitous networking protocol are looking at several new versions to serve a variety of applications.At a meeting last Thursday of the ethernet Alliance, an industry group that promotes IEEE ethernet standards, three major new projects were up for discussion.To meet immediate demands in cloud data centers, there’s a standard in the works for 25Gbps (bits per second). For the kinds of traffic expected in those clouds a few years from now, experts are already discussing a 50Gbps…
  • Dropbox used for convincing phishing attack

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Dropbox’s file storage service was used for a tricky phishing attack, although the service was quick to shut down it down, according to Symantec.The security vendor said it detected a batch of phishing emails advising recipients that they’ve been sent a large file and included a link to Dropbox-hosted page.“The email claims the document can be viewed by clicking on the link included in the message,” wrote Nick Johnston of Symantec in a blog post. “However, the link opens a fake Dropbox login page, hosted on Dropbox itself.”By hosting the fake login page on Dropbox, the scammers…
  • IBM 'major announcement' points to deal on chip manufacturing

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Under pressure to boost margins, IBM is set to make what it calls a “major business announcement” Monday morning, raising the possibility that it has finalized a deal to transfer chip-making operations to GlobalFoundries.IBM announced Sunday that it would be issuing its quarterly earnings statement early Monday, moving it up from its previous schedule, timed for after the close of markets. The company said it would also separately make a business announcement.IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is looking for ways to increase margins as revenue growth slows while it transitions to new technology and…
  • Report: Microsoft is about to jump into the smartwatch fray

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Apple’s got a smartwatch. A number of Google’s Android hardware partners have smartwatches too. Now Microsoft wants a piece of the action, if a new report is any indication. According to Forbes, Microsoft plans to release a smartwatch of its own “within weeks.” Forbes goes on to say that the smartwatch “will passively track a wearer’s heart rate and work across different mobile platforms,” and that it would be able to go two days between charges. That would be an improvement over many current smartwatches, which often need to be charged nightly. The story behind the story: A…
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    Data Connections

  • Looking Back at #PRGS14

    Sumit Sarkar
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    Hard to believe it’s been over a week since Progress Exchange! With over 10 hands-on workshops, more than 40 technical sessions, four technical tracks and countless networking opportunities, our annual customer and partner conference couldn’t have gone any better. The reaction from Progress DataDirect customers was particularly enthusiastic. People seemed to enjoy the keynote from Michael Benedict, president of the Data Connectivity and Integration Business Unit. During his session, Michael discussed how data is the new oil. It’s a huge asset for optimizing your applications, and…
  • Salesforce external objects to on-premise Oracle, SQL Server #DF14

    Sumit Sarkar
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    After consecutive sellouts at DF12 and DF13 for real-time SQL access to the Salesforce platform, I’m back at DF14 to take data connectivity in the opposite direction.  No, not stale noSQL access; rather the new beta external objects support that accesses non-Salesforce data via OData (JSON over REST) which is a new data connectivity standard I call “JDBC for the web” and I am a contributor to the community.  This is the hottest topic in data at the show for Platform Developers, IT Architects and SFDC Admins. Examples of External Data you can access as native…
  • A big data toolkit to get you started!

    Christina Pizzella
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Do you have more data than you know what to do with? What about the technology to make sense of it all? Big data tools and technologies have become one of the biggest disruptive trends in business today.  In fact, Business Insider recently stated that “Facebook ingests approximately 500 times more data each day than the New York Stock Exchange”; and analyst firm IDC forecasts a “44 fold increase in data volume between 2009 and 2020.” With data volumes this massive, we know you must be stressed! We want to help you hop on the trends and to-do’s of big data so you can stay ahead…
  • BOOYAH: Amazon Redshift Challenge loaded in 8 min #OOW14

    Sumit Sarkar
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:38 pm
    This challenge was set forth on Sept-12 to the public (read article) to perform a 1M record load LIVE at an Oracle OpenWorld session on Oct-2 using Oracle Data Integrator titled, Oracle Data Integration: A Crucial Ingredient for Cloud Integration [CON7926].  The operation takes ~6 hours with an open source Postgres JDBC driver v8.4 and there was no proof this was even possible to do. Amazon Redshift Challenge Parameters Load 1 Million Records using JDBC into Amazon Redshift from Oracle Data Integrator 12c Direct JDBC connection without staging data in S3 bucket or DynamoDB Finish…
  • Enhanced SQL Server Security with Cross Realm kerberos and NTLM authentication from Linux

    Sumit Sarkar
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Over the past several months, I have been engaged in more security related connectivity projects than the previous several years combined. I’m still trying to figure out what’s driving this between data moving to clouds, corporate compliance, or government regulations across NIST, FISMA, STIGs, FIPS 140-2, etc. Top 3 security features for SQL Server shops Let’s break things down into an amazing security toolset you can use for SQL Server data connectivity, as well as other data sources. 1. NTLM Windows Authentication from Unix/Linux I have been seeing this requirement a lot which is…
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  • Modern SEO Strategy,Getting a return on the investment

    24 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    By now everyone should know that (SEO) search engine optimization is crucial for any company that’s want more exposure on their website. This is why you need a modern SEO strategy, along with tips on how to build a program that helps you gain profitable results (customers) not just a high ranking, from organic search.You can use SEO to drive traffic to your business website. But if your visitors are unable to reach you online, then you haven’t added much assessment to your business. First make sure that your website is optimized to induce interested visitors to contact you. This mean…
  • What to know when approaching an SEO agent

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    SEO agencies are often coming forth with ridiculous offers promising the world while delivering crap.I know from first hand experience in Germany. I’m not sure agencies in other countries get away with that level of over-promising too but here are some questions you need to ask before you sign that obligatory one year contract.Who is actually doing the work?The sales rep in the fancy suit from Armani or the well known SEO guru aka agency owner won’t be the one who does the work. In most cases it will be not only someone else but a person very low in the hierarchy of the company.
  • How to be PRODUCTIVE

    22 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    Did you ever know the people who get so much things done as if they have 30 hours a day while the rest of us drag our feet for 24 hours. These are the people who are considered to accomplish things before your morning breakfast. You can actually become one of them. For starters, spend one minute replying to each email – max -- and don’t feel compelled to respond to everything.Also, take a play from Steve Jobs, Hillary Clinton, President Obama and Mark Zuckerberg and wear the same thing every day. It saves time that you spend trying on different outfits every day, says Anna Vital, the…
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    Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  • What’s Up With Press Releases?

    ITVibes Support
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:04 pm
    ITVibes addresses two questions about PR Releases: Are they still useful and how do I write one? A well written press release is an effective way to tell a story about your business and generate more leads. It is a great way to top off your overall online marketing strategy. But, how do we know that? Some in the marketing world think that press releases are no longer beneficial and on the decline. But, according to research, their use is actually growing. “The number of press releases PR Newswire, a major press release service, has distributed over the last four years has risen,” said…
  • ITVibes Sponsors Governor’s Small Business Forum

    ITVibes Support
    11 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    ITVibes is sponsoring the Governor’s Small Business Forum in Houston on Friday, October 17, 2014 at JW Marriott Galleria. Join us in supporting our community and small businesses in the greater Houston area by attending this awesome event, which is being hosted by Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce. Siva Yenneti, ITVibes President and Co-Founder, will be speaking in a breakout session at 10:30 am in the Hidalgo Room on “How to Use Website and Social Media to Grow Your Small Business”. Attendees to this session will learn how the new websites – with fully integrated…
  • Gordon Luxury Realty

    itvibes tech
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Conroe Web Design & Marketing Christine Gordon is a dedicated professional with years of experience in the industry. She has a BBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship with a minor in Latin American Studies from the University of Houston. Prior to selling Real Estate she worked for over 5 years in the Mortgage Banking business. Her focus is to provide the buyer and seller exceptional service coupled with extensive expertise. Christine’s positive personality, marketing experience and unique approach offer the perfect match for both buyer and seller. Buyer For starters, home buyers should…
  • Social Media Marketing For Real Estate

    ITVibes Support
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Social media is one of the most cost-effective ways to market your real estate business. It helps you establish your brand, build trust with potential clients and the community, and it allows you to engage with customers without having to sell them something. What Are the Best Sites for Realtors? Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google Plus are the top social media sites for real estate agents. First of all, figure out who is your target audience. Then, get to know them on each social media platform. Follow them; read, like, and comment on their posts; and share their items. But,…
  • Your Culture is Your Brand

    ITVibes Support
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    What Does That Mean? The Internet has changed the way a business builds their brand. Back in the day company leaders would have a meeting, decide on their branding, and pay a lot of advertising money to tell people “this is our brand”. No questions asked. The Internet Changed Everything The Internet has connected everyone, which has basically made companies transparent. That’s bad in some cases, but very good in other ways. A happy customer can brag about your business on Twitter, or if they are not pleased, they can rip you apart on Twitter. A positive experience can be read by…
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  • Top 10 Best Social Media Sites

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    Top 10 Best Social Media Sites When it comes to communication, aside from landline telephones and cell phones, social media is one of the best ways of staying connected to your loved ones, colleagues and friends located anywhere in the world. Not only will it bridge you to your friends and family, but will also keep you updated on what is happening globally, locally and within your online network communities. The social media has made it possible for people to share their thoughts and ideas with a large number of people at the same time. Apart from the private communications, companies have…
  • Blog Writing: 5 Tips for Writing Great Articles

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:19 pm
    The internet has evolved a lot in the past few years, and so have search engines. Gone are the days when people used to visit a site even if it has very few or low quality contents. According to recent changes in Google’s algorithm, you must have high quality contents on your site if you want your blog to rank in SERP’s. SEO in today’s world is more about reader’s satisfaction than to create huge number of spammy backlinks (as it was done in the early days). To get higher rankings in SERP’s and to attract genuine audience to your blog; you must write articles in a way that really…
  • Make Way for Apple’s iPAD 6

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:25 am
    The Apple’s iPAD 6 is finally here, after some waiting and speculations on what to expect from this gadget also being referred to as the iPad Air 2, or New iPad Air. It is not certain what Apple will brand it though and the release date as well. But as expected, Apple remained very discrete and silent as possible about their new creation. Keeping every detail in deep secret as ever, still, they were not as successful as they wanted it to be. There are some spotted iPad 6 dummy models showing us on what to expect somehow about the new member of the iPad family. It is of high expectation that…
  • How to Easily Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:25 am
    If you have purchased a new computer that is pre installed with Windows 8 you have the option to downgrade it to windows 7 and it is an easy process. Many people who buy new computers do this because the user interface of Windows 7 is easier to use than that of Windows 8. In order to do this you need to have a copy of Windows 7 which has not been used before to install the operating system. In case your copy of windows 7 has already been used, still you could do the installation with it after contacting customer care department of Microsoft manually. The Windows 8 operating system…
  • Smartphone Features That all Users Expect

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:34 pm
    From their humble beginnings smart phones have come a long way. They carry a lot of useful features that help users to carry out various tasks. However, users think that some of these features are essential to be incorporated in every smart phone. And we consider that they are absolutely right as there must be some features that should be there in every smartphone. Below listed are some of the features which we opine that all smartphone users expect. Front Camera : This feature is available in not only a smartphone but also in some of the common regular cell phones. It helps users to hold…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • Career Changes Are Easier Than People Think

    Ram kumar
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Changing careers is possible at any time in life. If a person is not happy with their work situation in life, they should change it. There are a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Commercial Uses Of Water Misting Systems

    Ram kumar
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    When the weather outside is hot and humid, having an Outdoor Misting System can make being outdoors more enjoyable and allow you to avoid any kind of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 5 Facebook Marketing Mistakes By Startups

    Pradeep Kumar
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:45 am
    1. One Way Broadcasting The very common mistakes done by startups that they just promote their ideas without getting engaged with fans. Broadcasting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Film Schools And Video Symphony

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:13 pm
    People who have a knack for creativity may do well by receiving an education from a reputable film school. Whether a person would like to go to a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • MoboMarket – Best Alternative To Play Store To Boost App Installs

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    Almost 90% of Android users consider Google Play Store as the only market place to download free and paid applications for their devices. Since, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Latest Articles from WRAL Tech Wire

  • Apple co-founder headlines Internet Summit in Raleigh

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Sponsored content: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, aka "The Woz," will be in Raleigh headlining Internet Summit on Nov. 11-13.
  • Cash? Credit? No - Apple Pay may be next iRevolution

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay - the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet.
  • Review: Macs, mobile unite with new Apple Yosemite system

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you've upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8, the new software update for Mac computers will seem familiar. The Yosemite update to Apple's OS X system, available as a free download, adds several features to bring the Mac in line with last month's iOS 8 update for mobile devices. There's also new functionality to make Macs act more like iPhones.
  • Why Terri Lomax is leaving NCSU for RTI - in her own words

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    In an exclusive Q&A with WRAL TechWire, Dr. Terri Lomax of N.C. State, explains why she is joining the management team at RTI International. But she will remain involved with "InnovateRaleigh." Our Insider subscribers get access to every word.
  • Epic Games tells violent game maker: Don't use our logo

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    "Grisly" video game Hatred included Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 logo in a video trailer and the Cary-based company quickly told Destructive Commons to remove it. The game maker complied, reports gaming website Polygon.
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • Career Changes Are Easier Than People Think

    Ram kumar
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Changing careers is possible at any time in life. If a person is not happy with their work situation in life, they should change it. There are a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Commercial Uses Of Water Misting Systems

    Ram kumar
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    When the weather outside is hot and humid, having an Outdoor Misting System can make being outdoors more enjoyable and allow you to avoid any kind of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 5 Facebook Marketing Mistakes By Startups

    Pradeep Kumar
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:45 am
    1. One Way Broadcasting The very common mistakes done by startups that they just promote their ideas without getting engaged with fans. Broadcasting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Film Schools And Video Symphony

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:13 pm
    People who have a knack for creativity may do well by receiving an education from a reputable film school. Whether a person would like to go to a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • MoboMarket – Best Alternative To Play Store To Boost App Installs

    HBB | Editorial Staff
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    Almost 90% of Android users consider Google Play Store as the only market place to download free and paid applications for their devices. Since, the... [[ 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 Move Your Lightroom Photos to Another Hard Drive

    Terry White
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, I’ll show you two ways to move your Lightroom photos to another hard drive/NAS. This is one the questions I get most and I decided to dedicate a video to it and share some tips as well.   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 Move Your…
  • My Photography Website Makeover with Adobe Muse CC

    Terry White
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    After posting my  last update about how I had built my photography website with Adobe Lightroom and plug-ins from The Turning Gate, I started getting questions like: “Could you build your site with Adobe Muse CC?” Of course the answer was always “yes I could, but…” There was a big reason that I built this particular site with Lightroom instead of Muse. I’m always updating my photography galleries with new photos and removing older photos. I manage all of my portfolios and this process with Collections in Lightroom. With the Web Publishing Bundle from The…
  • How To Create Custom Brushes for Photoshop or Illustrator Right on Your iPhone

    Terry White
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
      In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, I’ll show you how to use the NEW App, Adobe Brush CC to create custom brushes for Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and Adobe Photoshop Sketch right on your iPhone or iPad. You can download Adobe Brush CC for FREE here from the .   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…
  • The Best, Fastest Car Charger for your Phone and Tablet

    Terry White
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Every time I turn around there seems to be a new, better car charger than the one I’ve been using. I actually started with this Scosche Dual Charger over a year ago. It worked great, but the thing that I didn’t like about it was that only one of the ports charged at the faster 2.1A speed. Then I discovered this one by Lenmar. It gave me what I wanted, TWO ports both charging at 2.1 AMP/10 watts each. Perfect! Well it was perfect until I discovered that Schosche released a dual 12 watt charger! If you have a newer iPad 4th generation or iPad Air you might have noticed that Apple…
  • What’s New In the October 2014 Update to Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC & Muse CC

    Terry White
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Hot off the heels of the big release for 2014 of Creative Cloud, the engineers have been hard at work delivering more value to Creative Cloud members. I’m here to show you the top new features for the October 2014 update to Adobe Creative Cloud.   See What’s New In the October 2014 Update to Photoshop CC See What’s New In the October 2014 Update to Adobe Illustrator CC See What’s New In the October 2014 Update to Adobe InDesign CC See What’s New In the October 2014 Update to Adobe Muse CC   Also check out the NEW Mobile Apps: Adobe Photoshop Mix (now…
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    SunBlogNuke Team Blog

  • DNN Runs Failure with CS0016: Could not write to output file

    12 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    Today I just got a very annoying error with one DNN7 fresh installation in Windows 7 x64 machine. Which is; Compiler Error Message: CS0016: Could not write to output file 'c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files\DNN7\62d43c41\27d749ca\xx_xxx.dll' – 'Access denied.' Here is solution which I have found. What you have to do is just assign the following folders with IIS_IUSRS and NETWORK SERVICE users with the full control permission: 1) C:\Windows\temp 2) c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files Once you applied those setting,…
  • Ultimate DNN7 Blogging Module

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:55 am
    Today we are glad to announce that SunBlogNuke v7.0.5 is available to free upgrade. It looks a long time without any updates from our team, however, don’t worry about this project and we are still paying lots of attentions on developing better software/products for you and it will be never dead :) As for any new website based DNN framework, the building DNN7 should be recommended, no doubt. So this building focus on more attentions on integrating with DNN7 framework, for example, the separate url provider based "Advanced Url" component of DNN core. More exciting things are lots of…
  • 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. Useful built-in methods   CategoryLinks(string delimiter): to build separated category links with desired delimiter(such as commas. sample: <%=CategoryLinks(", ")%> CategoryLinks(string delimiter, string token): to build separated category…
  • 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…
  • 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…
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    The Evangelist Marketing Institute -- Alex L. Goldfayn -- Techniques For Revenue Growth

  • Two Parallel Tracks

    Alex Goldfayn
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:54 pm
    My definition of marketing is the systematic communication of your value to people who can buy it. When my clients launch their revenue growth programs, they execute two parallel tracks of this kind of communication: One-to-one: This track features your sales people and customer service people talking with customers and prospects, one at a time. They might ask the “did-you-know” question; or communicate a testimonial; or ask for a referral. It doesn’t matter what they do, so long as they take one action per day, which requires 30 seconds or, at most, 15 minutes. (If you…
  • The Hand-Written Note

    Alex Goldfayn
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    Earlier this year, I received a hand-written note. It’s the only such note I’ve received over the last year. I read it in 15 seconds, and put it down. This was about four months ago. It’s still on my desk. I cannot bring myself to throw it away. I was done with it the moment I finished reading it, but there it sits, a visual daily reminder of the time the good person took to write me personally. In an era where anyone can tweet or post or email anything to anyone at any time, it is easier than ever to stand out from the crowd. The personal communication is increasingly rare.
  • The Fourth Quarter

    Alex Goldfayn
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    The fourth quarter of the year starts this week, so here are some things to think about as the calendar year enters its home stretch: What’s your lowest hanging fruit for revenue growth in coming three months? List one product, service, event or opportunity now. What can you do that you’re not doing now that would grow your sales the easiest, fastest and most? List at least one behavior now. Which high potential prospects (who did not buy) have you communicated with this year who you can revisit in the fourth quarter? List three now. Finally, give me one action, activity or event…
  • Revenue Questions

    Alex Goldfayn
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:41 am
    Are you making time for revenue growth? It’s a proactive pursuit. You cannot spend your days reacting to customers’ issues and significantly grow your organization. Are you behaving boldly? Because marketing it no place for modesty. You improve lives and companies. Act like it. Are you asking for testimonials and referrals regularly? These are among the best and easiest ways to grow sales. Are multiple people at your company consistently asking the “Did You Know” question? On average, customers are only aware of about 30 percent of all that they can buy from you.
  • Video: Focus On Your Value, Not Your Products or Services

    Alex Goldfayn
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    Focusing on your products and services makes you one of a very large crowd. It commoditizes you. Focusing on your value, and the ways that you improve customers lifts you above the crowd. It makes you singular. It makes you money. These videos are based on my Growth Masters Annual Curriculum, a year-long learning program focused like a laser on growing your revenue!
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    Top News - WebProNews

  • Winter Tires: Tips To Keep You Safe

    Ellisha Rader Mannering
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Whether you want to admit it or not, winter is almost here and that means snow, ice and sleet in many parts of the country. As much as most of us would like to stay bundled up and inside on those cold wintery days, it just isn’t possible and travel is a daily necessity for most people. Winter can make road conditions unsafe, but by preparing your car for winter, you have a much better chance of staying safe. One of the most popular and effective ways to prepare your automobile for winter is to install winter tires. Winter tires are designed to perform better in cold conditions and in…
  • Paula Patton Is Ready To Move On

    Ellisha Rader Mannering
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Paula Patton’s love life has become much more public then she would have probably liked, but after filing for divorce from singer Robin Thicke, she might get a break and a fresh start. Over the last few months, Robin has tried to win Paula back and has made public pleas to her and dedicated many performances and songs to her. Paula has said over and over again that she has no desire to get back with Robin and finally filed for divorce, hoping he would get the hint. Robin probably didn’t handle the news too well, but Paula is allegedly happy that she finally made the decision to…
  • Chocolate: Make Your Own Halloween Treats

    Ellisha Rader Mannering
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Chocolate is a treat that many people enjoy and with Halloween just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start making some sweet treats for yourself, family, Halloween party guests or trick or treaters. If you want to satisfy your chocolate craving and have some fun this Halloween, check out these cute and easy chocolate treat recipes that are perfect for the any Halloween occasion. Oreo Jack-O-Lanterns Oreo cookies are popular among chocolate lovers and while you might not think they could get any better than they already are, you might be surprised. If you want to dress of your…
  • Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid Clash Over Wedding Plans

    Ellisha Rader Mannering
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid have only been dating for a little over a year, but in June, Johnny decided he wanted to propose to and asked Courteney to marry him. Courteney of course said yes, but now the two are allegedly fighting over the wedding plans and having a hard time deciding where they want to get married. Rumors suggest that Courteney and Johnny actually got married earlier this month and the two have been spotted wearing wedding bands. They still plan to have a ceremony to share their special day with family and friends, but just can decide on the perfect venue. “Courteney…
  • Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder Are Adoptive Parents

    Kimberly Ripley
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are adoptive parents as of last week–to a kitten. The Twilight actress and the Vampire Diaries actor are excited about their ‘fur baby.’ Ian Somerhalder is, of course, a big animal rights advocate. He created the Ian Somerhalder Foundation for exactly that purpose. “By coming from a place of compassion, we’re coerced into considering who and what is affected outside of ourselves from a fresh perspective,” he said when asked about his compassion for animals. “A component as simple as compassion has the gravity to enliven wide-scale…
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  • Nexus 9 Tablet in 16 GB Wifi Variant Listed on Google Play Store in India for Rs 28,990

    Arpit Verma
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:31 am
    Google last week had announced the next range of Nexus devices including the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. The Nexus 9 is the first tablet post the Nexus 10, that you can say is in the category of large tablets. It is being manufactured by HTC and looks like, will be the only Nexus tablet this year. Google had also announced that the new Nexus devices will be made available to India in the very first batch set of countries and looks like they are keeping their words as the 16 GB black variant with Wifi of the Nexus 9 has already been listed on the Play Store for Rs 28,990. The 32 GB LTE variant is not…
  • HTC Releases Desire 516C, Desire Eye, HTC One M8 Eye, HTC RE, Desire 820 and 820Q in India

    Arpit Verma
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:42 pm
    HTC has brought a plethora of devices to India as it aims to boost sales in all the segments. Most of these devices have been announced internationally so their arrival was more than expected. The surprise launch was the HTC M8 Eye, which is basically the same phone as the HTC M8, though with a 13 MP regular camera instead of the Ultra Pixels unit that HTC has been propagating for a while. Other than the camera, the specifications of the M8 Eye are exactly like the M8, but the biggest surprise is the price, as the M8 Eye is priced at Rs 38,990, much lower than the HTC M8 with Ultra Pixel…
  • Flipkart and Yota Announce the YotaPhone in India

    Arpit Verma
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:43 am
    We are well aware of the kindle readers and the e-ink display that they bring to the table. These displays consume less energy and can last days on end without recharge, allowing for a great reading experience. So far the E-Ink displays have been used in watches and tablets, but YotaPhone is a unique device that brings a dual display of E-Ink and an IPS panel. The device has an E-Ink display with the always on technology on the back that allows users to read information without taxing the display. On the flip side, you have a regular Android smartphone with pretty reasonable specs. The Yota…
  • Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 India Pricing is now Official

    Arpit Verma
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Apple announced new iPads yesterday at Cupertino. The overall event felt a little underwhelming and as expected the new iPads are thinner, faster and has touch ID. Agreed that iPads are already fantastic products, but if we are being objective, Apple has not really done anything in terms of significantly different for the product lineup since the days of Steve Jobs. The star of the show was the Retina iMacs which bring a 5k display for about $2499. The new iPads will be available around next month and will include the new gold version to go along with the lineup of the iPhones. Also, this…
  • How and When to Watch the Apple Keynote Tonight

    Arpit Verma
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:03 am
    It’s 16th of October, which means it is the day of yet another Apple Press Event. The event is expected to be the launching pad for the next generation of iPad Air and iPad Mini. While Apple did let slip yesterday the exact specifications of the new iPad and the iPad Mini, there was nothing in the graphic out of the ordinary or stuff that we did not expect. The tablet does have the new Touch ID, as well as bumped up specifications and performance enhancements, and will come with iOS 8 out of the box. However, there is something in us that tells that this is not all and Apple has a…
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    CEOWORLD Magazine

  • Jennifer Lawrence Tops World’s Best Dressed Women List 2014

    Bettina Padurano
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:04 am
    Incredibly, Jennifer Lawrence beats off stiff competition from the likes of Kristen Stewart, Kate Middleton, Emma Watson, Angelina Jolie, and Blake Lively to the title in “The 50 Most Stylish And Best-Dressed Women In The World Of 2014“... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • The 50 Most Stylish And Best-Dressed Women In The World Of 2014

    Amarendra Bhushan
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    The Hunger Games star, Jennifer Lawrence, nicknamed J-Law, has been crowned the world’s most Stylish and best-dressed women of 2014 by UK’s Glamour magazine. Lawrence, who moved up an astounding 47 spots from last year, replaces Twilight... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • Taiwanese Billionaire Banker, Tsai Wan-tsai, Fubon Group Founder Dies

    Steve Gavriliuc
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:25 am
    Taiwanese billionaire banker, founder and chairman Fubon Group, Tsai Wan-tsai, has died at the age of 86, ranked 154th-richest person in the world with a net worth of $7.9 billion. Tsai, the youngest of 4 brothers, was born into a poor... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • A Russian Billionaire Spends £2 million At A Private Nightclub In Mayfair In Just 3 Hours

    Steve Gavriliuc
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    A Russian unnamed billionaire took 3 hours to spend more than £2 million at the Vashi Dominguez fine jewellery salon privé in Salvatore’s Bar at the Playboy Club last night. His purchases included an Art deco Asscher necklace for $1.5 million, three... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
  • The Evolution of Working Life: Embracing a Paradigm Shift

    Erin Mahoney
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    There is a growing awareness in Western medicine that modern health care is really disease care. Instead of focusing on the entire wellbeing of their patients, doctors in the twentieth century and today have specialized not only on certain areas of... [[Copyright © 2013 This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. Visit our website CEOWORLD Magazine ( for more!]]
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    Honeytech Blog

  • Mobogenie is the Perfect Way for Young Developers to Monetize and Market their Apps

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

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

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

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

    Aditya Shenoy
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:28 am
    Year(s) ago, you would only look at your watch to check the time or to avoid people. Jokes aside, features like stopwatch, alarm, light, etc that were offered by digital watches soon seemed really fancy.Today, smart watches make these look primitive and the latest in smart watches is Android wear. Android is an operating system that has been rapidly evolving for years. It has made its way to majority of cellphones in the world. Google has been experimenting with wearables with Google Glass being the first wearable ever launched. The recent addition to the wearable platform is Android Wear and…
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    TechChunks: Latest Technology Tips, Gadgets, SEO, Blogging, Social Media

  • Improve Your Search Engine Optimization Without Spending a Dime

    16 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Searching for Sure-Fire ways to get more site traffic without spending a fortune? If you have a website or blog, then you know that search engine optimization can make or break you when it comes to achieving the amount and kind of traffic you need to succeed, and since most of the people running businesses and blogs throughout the world wide web didn’t major in computer science in college, SEO can feel like a messy and complicated mire that only the most computer literate can figure out. While having an extensive knowledge of the intricacies of search engine algorithms is certainly an asset…
  • Top 33 Unknown, Hidden, Secret Facts about Apple and Steve Jobs

    23 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    To take our last week’s article, Top 10 Unknown, Hidden, Secret Facts about Android one step further, today we present you with similar little known secret facts about Apple and Steve Jobs that will blow your mind. If you’re someone who is into such intriguing facts, very few technology companies have as secretive, little known and yet interesting facts as Apple and its founder, Steve Jobs. 1) Apple’s original logo had Isaac Newton in it. Apple’s very first logo had Sir Issac Newton and the falling apple. It was created by Ronald Wayne, one of the 3 people who founded Apple,…
  • Top 10 Unknown, Hidden, Secret Facts about Android

    11 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    In past few years, we have witnessed unprecedented growth of Android as a successful OS for smartphones and tablets and it has come a long way since it was first launched — almost to a point where it has nearly kicked other mobile OS like Windows Mobile and Blackberry out of their own turf and is locking horns with Apple’s own iOS to a fair fight. Today there are more than one billion users who use Android on their smartphones and tablets but did you know that Android was NOT Google’s idea, originally? That, Android is Open-Source and today it is used on Google Glass,…
  • Apple is Releasing Bigger, Better iPhone 6 on September 9

    5 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
    After what felt like ages of rumors and leaks about Apple’s most anticipated iPhone 6, finally we have got a release date: September 9. Apple is said to be holding a “big media event” on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, where it’s expected to take the covers off its all-new iPhone 6, rumored to be shipped in two larger screen sizes of 4.7 and 5.5 inches, will run next-generation A8 processors and an all-new form factor. The Sept. 9 event is expected to be followed by an October 14 release in stores. From what we hear, Apple’s flagship smartphone’s upcoming operating…
  • Busted: Top 5 Tech Myths, Web Hoaxes and Pranks

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:47 pm
    How True are these Myths? – Having Diet Coke and Mentos together will make your ‘Stomach Explode’. - Cell Phones Blast and Catch Fire if you use them while Charging. - KFC serve ‘genetically manipulated chicken’. - Do NOT return missed calls from numbers beginning with +375 or +371 because you will be charged between $15 and $30 for every returned call and your contact list and other financial info will be instantly stolen from your phone. Do you know what’s common between the above sentences? They all are hoaxes and urban myths — all absolutely,…
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    The Lantronix Blog

  • #BeOurPal – September Photo Contest Winner!

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

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

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

    Mark Tullio
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:41 pm
    We recently participated in Mediaplanet’s Classroom Technology campaign in which the technology and education industries united to promote the latest in learning and tech trends in an effort to raise education standards across the nation and even the globe. We are proud to have Lantronix and the xPrintServer featured alongside industry influencers, associations and public figures that share their personal awareness efforts and education accomplishments. The campaign was distributed through USA Today on Sept. 12th, 2014 and is published online at The 12…
  • Lantronix Rallies Around Digital Classroom with Launch of Print and Learn (PAL) Program

    Mark Tullio
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    According to the Center of Digital Education, K-12 schools in the U.S. will spend almost $10 billion on educational technology in 2014. In higher education, the National Retail Federation states that student spending for electronics (tablets, laptops, etc.) is up 20% from last year. There’s no doubt that classrooms are going digital – yet even with the increase in tablets, Chromebooks and other mobile devices, there remains a strong need to print. But printing from these mobile devices can be a challenge – with software downloads and kludgy apps that may or may not be effective. With…
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    Trending Technologies | TripleTremelo

  • Elon Musk states that the future of vehicles is looking smart and bright

    Adeel Inam
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has stated that in a few years’ time, vehicles will possess the same features that smartphones possess and end up providing a driverless experience to the drivers. Until and unless tech giant Google begins licensing its driverless-car technology to automakers, the only company that is capable of providing the closest thing to a self-driving, autonomous vehicle will be Tesla Motors. The company’s latest model, the Model S, which is set to arrive in the early months of 2015, possesses features that will provide a smart vehicle experience to users. The Model S…
  • Android L 5.0 possesses killswitch feature that will render devices useless

    Adeel Inam
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Google latest operating system Android L comes bundled with a plethora of features including a killswitch feature that will end up disabling devices and as a result make them utterly useless. Possible reasons of implementing a killswitch feature into the operating system was increase in mobile theft and a high probability of personal information present on devices that can become compromised if the device is misplaced or the owner becomes a victim of theft. Since smartphones are computing devices turned mobile phones and possess a boat load of storage that will house tremendous amounts of…
  • Apple announces ‘world highest resolution’ iMac with 5K Retina display

    Adeel Inam
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    The announcement of the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 would certainly sate the appetite of tablet enthusiasts, but those who prefer finer units more and love viewing high resolution content Apple had other offerings in its kitty. For them, the tech giant has announced a new model of iMac desktop computer that will put high display aficionados at the edge of their seats because according to Apple, the new iMac possesses a resolution that is crisper even than the 4K resolution. The 27 inch desktop computer boasts 5K resolution. While the 4K resolution measures 3840 x 2160 pixels, the 5K resolution…
  • Samsung unveils its 64 bit mobile processor

    Adeel Inam
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    After Google decided to incorporate powerful chipsets in its Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices (the Nexus 6 runs on the Snapdragon 805, while the Nexus 9 comes equipped with NVIDIA’s Tegra K1), Samsung has added another chipset to its line–up. This advanced chipset carries an octa-core processor similar to the company’s Exynos 5433 chipset. The Korean manufacturer has named its latest chipset as Exynos 7 and the primary difference between the Exynos 5433 and the Exynos 7 is that the latter will support the 64 bit architecture. There were speculations that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 will be…
  • Living through the most violent game ever

    Daris Abraham
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    It is nothing more than a civilian massacre unveiled throughout this game dubbed as “Hatred” where the player is to take the role of a cold blooded murderer. The game is created by a relatively unknown Polish developer, Destructive Creations, and it puts you in the shoes of a psychopath who wants to kill as many people as possible. You will be living through the most violent game ever as you keep on destroying everything in your way. At the end, the killer has to get himself killed after celebrating mass killing of people. The game suggests to “gather equipment of the dead human shields…
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    The Website Owner's Manual

  • NuRelm Welcomes John Niespodzianski

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    John Niespodzianski was recently hired by NuRelm as a Web Application Programmer.  John is a Pittsburgh native with 25 years of technical computer experience including programming, consulting, instruction, database development, maintenance, and system administration. John is the former Chief Architect of  Tremolo Design and Development. Prior to Tremolo he was employed for 15 years at Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, where he was a Senior Software Architect and served as Team Lead in the DevOps Engineering Department. In his spare time, John is a professional musician and filmmaker.  He is…
  • NuRelm Welcomes ARxChange

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

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

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

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    Getting an environment up and running with Ruby on Rails can be pretty easy on a Mac or Linux machine.  It can be a little less easy on Windows.   But, either way, using Vagrants for development environment really cleans up your development universe in a few ways: It lets you have a dedicated Vagrant, and therefore a dedicated development environment, for every project It gives you the ability to let every developer on your team have precisely the same development environment Regardless of how easy it is to setup Rails, getting up and running with a Vagrant is as easy as typing…
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  • Sony Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet tipped to get PS4 Remote Play feature

    Nicole Batac
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:11 pm
    It would make perfect sense if the six-month-old Sony Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet get the PlayStation 4 Remote Play feature. And if the slip up by Sony is any indication, we might be seeing it soon. The XperiaBlog found on the Xperia Lounge app mentions the Sony devices that will support the gaming feature when it comes out next month. Aside from the new Z3 devices, it would seem the Z2 and Z2 Tablet will be getting it, too. XperiaBlog believes this is part of the rumoured Android 4.4.4 update for the Z2 gadgets. We have to wait a bit more to see if there is any truth to this report. Source:…
  • .klatz smart bracelet turns into handset to pick up calls

    Nicole Batac
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Unless you are a Dick Tracy wannabe, talking to your smartwatches wouldn’t appeal to many. That’s where the Indiegogo project .klatz comes in. The smart bracelet doubles as a handset for talking on the phone. While it only has a 384-LED display, it promises a giant battery (which might be at least 600mAh) to last for 10 days. You can check out information on the project at the link below. Source: .klatz + Indiegogo | Via: Engadget
  • Report surfaces about Microsoft’s plans to unveil a wearable device in the coming weeks

    Nicole Batac
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    It looks like there would be another contender into the wearable device ring. This time around, Microsoft is rumoured to be unveiling its smartwatch in the coming weeks. The wearable will reportedly track its wearer’s heart rate and work on different mobile platforms. But its biggest edge would be it promises more than two days of battery with regular use. This will definitely put it ahead of its competitors that are only able to deliver a day’s use for their smartwatches. If this report is to be believed, this will be Microsoft’s first foray into the wearable tech market…
  • Review: Mac OS X Yosemite

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla  OS X Yosemite is not just the latest update to Apple's desktop operating system, it represents the next stage of collaboration between desktop and mobile operating systems as well as a leap forward in stability, user experience and connectivity.
  • MasterCard's solution to against cyber hacking of banks and processors

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    MasterCard unveiled SafetyNet, a global tool designed to reduce the risk of cyber hacking of banks and processors. SafetyNet is designed to use the power of MasterCard’s global network, to identify potential attacks before they start and in some cases before the bank or processor is even aware. Leveraging a multi-layer defence we are working to ensure our partners stay one step ahead of large scale attacks, which use increasingly sophisticated ways to compromise account data and security defenses.
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  • Redmi 1S v45 Update Released – Fixes Heating issue, Optimizes RAM usage, and Improves Battery life

    13 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    There is a good news for Redmi 1S users in India. Xiaomi has just released the much needed update for their entry level smartphone ‘Redmi 1S’. The MIUI update v45 (JHCMIBH45.0) stable is a major and significant update for Redmi 1S, as it address several important issues that users have frequently reported with their device. The v45 system update for Redmi 1S is now available over-the-air (OTA) and it is a whopping 515 MB in size. This update fixes various major issues in Redmi 1S such as overheating issue, high RAM consumption, less battery life and performance issues caused during…
  • Official IRCTC App for Android Now Available

    13 Oct 2014 | 1:18 am
    Indian Railways has finally released their official IRCTC Android app – “IRCTC Connect”. The IRCTC app was launched last year for Windows Phone 8 and surprisingly it wasn’t released for the most popular mobile platforms – iOS and Android. Finally, IRCTC app has been launched for Android devices running Android 4.1 and above. The app is available for free from the Google Play store and is ad-supported. IRCTC Connect is the official Indian railways ticket booking application for Android that makes online ticketing possible anywhere, directly using your Android smartphone. The app…
  • How to Customize Quick Settings Toggles in MIUI 6

    10 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Android phones usually come skinned with the manufacturers custom user interface such as Samsung’s TouchWiz, HTC’s Sense, Sony’s Xperia UI, Asus Zen UI and so on. These custom UI generally comes with Quick Settings menu that is accessible from the notifications panel or by swiping down with 2-finger gesture. The Quick settings includes several toggles for quickly toggling off/on device settings like Wi-Fi, Mobile data, Rotation, Bluetooth, Brightness, etc. Xiaomi phones running MIUI ROM also comes with quick settings, and long pressing an icon open its individual setting page. In MIUI…
  • Download Google Play Store 5.0.31 Update with Material Design [APK]

    10 Oct 2014 | 2:05 am
    Google has silently started rolling out the new version of Google Play Store for Android that features material design. The latest version of Play Store is 5.0.31 while the former version is 4.9.13. Play store 5.0 is a significant update as it introduces the awesome “Material Design”, a brand new app icon, what’s new is highlighted in green that now shows the entire new features in an update without scrolling all the way down unlike before. The update also brings new icons for Play store Recommendations widget and apps update notifications.   …
  • Fix – Comments not showing in Thesis theme after WordPress 4.0 Upgrade

    9 Oct 2014 | 7:16 am
    A month ago, WordPress Version 4.0 “Benny” was released for the public with several enhancements and bug fixes. Though the new WP release went smooth but the new update caused few problems for WordPress users running the older version of Thesis theme. The issue is happening with Thesis 1.8.5 and older versions of Thesis earlier than v1.8.5, that aren’t compatible with WordPress 4.0. As a result of this, Thesis 1.x users might notice 500 Server Error and “Comments not appearing in posts” after upgrading to WordPress 4.0. A similar issue occurred on our site, where readers were able…
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  • Top 5 benefits of using Internet as business marketing

    Kevin Johnson
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    Top 5 benefits of using Internet as business marketing Find a good Business Broker video In You area. In the past, the use of internet when improving business can been one of the goals of businesspersons across the world. This is so because the number of benefits that comes with proper use of the internet. The following are the benefits that your business will enjoy after using Internet as business marketing the products and services they offer: Lower the cost of marketing Marketing is one of the costs that many businesses often have a hard time coping up with when operating in the market.
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    Monday Note

  • How Facebook and Google Now Dominate Media Distribution

    Frédéric Filloux
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
      The news media sector has become heavily dependent on traffic from Facebook and Google. A reliance now dangerously close to addiction. Maybe it’s time to refocus on direct access.  Digital publishers pride themselves on their ability to funnel traffic from search and social, namely Google and Facebook (we’ll see that Twitter, contrary to its large public image, is in fact a minuscule traffic source.) In ly business, we hunt for the best Search Engine Optimization specialists, social strategists, community managers to expand the reach of our precious journalistic material;…
  • The iPad’s Future

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
      The new iPad Air 2 is more than a mere iteration, but the real revolution in the iPad line may be heralded by the introduction of the iPhone 6 Plus. The new iPad Air 2 looks and feels terrific. Hold an iPad mini in one hand and an iPad Air 2 in the other —  they seem to weigh about the same. This is an illusion: The 341 gram mini is lighter than the 444 gram Air 2 (.75 vs .98 pounds; both with cellular equipment), but the Air 2 is almost impossibly thin. At 6.1 mm, the Air 2 makes the mini’s 7.4 mm feel bulky. The iPad Air 2 also has an improved screen, a better camera, enhanced…
  • HP’s Old Curses

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
      Finally! HP did what everyone but its CEO and Board thought inevitable: They spun off the commoditized PC and printing businesses. This is an opportunity to look deeper into HP’s culture for roots of today’s probably unsolvable problems. The visionary sheep of Corporate America are making a sharp 180º turn in remarkable lockstep. Conglomerates and diversification strategies are out. Focus, focus, focus is now the path to growth and earnings purity. As reported in last week’s Monday Note, eBay’s John Donahoe no longer believes that eBay and PayPal “make sense together”,…
  • News Media: Diversify or Die

    Frédéric Filloux
    5 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    The era of news media based on single product is over. In every field, diversification is mandatory, but yields will vary. Decisive prioritization will make a big difference.  Below is a list – by no means exhaustive – of products and services to be found in most media organizations. Their targets include both individual customers (I use the term on purpose because it goes well beyond the notion of readers), as well as corporate clients. Difficult as it may seem, I’ve assigned a tentative value to each item. In turn, the sum of items in any given mix must translate into the…
  • eBay Under New Management – Again

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    5 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    Apple Pay, not even launched yet, is already making waves. Apple’s payment system has caused eBay to move people and business units around. Early in 2012, PayPal’s President, Scott Thompson, abruptly left the company to become CEO of Yahoo. During his four-year tenure at the eBay subsidiary, Thompson had doubled PayPal’s user population and increased payment volume by 26% per year to over $120B. So why did he leave? eBay CEO John Donahoe put it this way: “Scott wanted to be a CEO, and that’s great. He felt the opportunity wasn’t going to come along again. He had the best non-CEO…
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  • Cool Websites & Tools – Virtual Windows XP, Detect The WordPress Theme, & Dropbox Encryption

    Mark O'Neill
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:31 pm
    VirtualXP – since there are no more security updates from Windows, Windows XP is now under threat of harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. To allow users to keep running applications and accessing data on XP, FarStone has developed VirtualXP to convert an XP system to a Microsoft virtual disk. What WordPress Theme Is That? – is a free online tool allows you to easily detect what WordPress theme a site uses (including parent and child themes). Additionally, it will also detect what WordPress plugins are being used. Sookasa – is an encryption tool for your…
  • The Quick Guide To Web Hosting In 2014

    Dave LeClair
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Choosing web hosting can be confusing. There’s so many companies out there offering so many different options, picking can be a daunting endeavor. Not only do you have to consider the amount of actual bandwidth you’ll need, but you also have to think about the type of hosting that will work for your website. How is one to decide? We’ll make it easy for you: we found an infographic that will tell you everything you need to know about choosing the right type of hosting for your needs. Check it out, and let us know in the comments section if it helped...Read the full article:…
  • Where Do You Buy New Gadgets? [MakeUseOf Poll]

    Dave Parrack
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    If you’re a regular reader of MakeUseOf then you’re probably a geek. And geeks buy gadgets. Lots and lots of gadgets. Computers, smartphones, televisions, games consoles, power tools, and even drones (which most of you seem to want to shoot out of the sky); these all count as gadgets on which we spend far too much money. The question is, where do you buy new gadgets? Newsflash! Avast! Wins! To answer this week’s question please scroll down the page until you see the poll staring back at you. But first, we need to look at the results from last week,...Read the full article: Where…
  • 5 Games From The 90s You Can Play On Your Mac Today

    Matthew Hughes
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ah, the 90s. They were wonderful, weren’t they? Nirvana released Nevermind. People started to get online. Everyone was sure the impending Y2K bug was going to bring Western civilization to its knees. Those were the days. You know what else was great? Games. The 90s produced some of the most cerebral, innovative games the world has ever seen. And many of them can be played on a modern Mac. Are you bored of endless rehashing Call of Duty? Want to play something interesting and fun? Here are 5 of the best you can play on your Mac, right now. Sid...Read the full article: 5 Games From The…
  • Have A Zombie-Proof Shed To Protect You From The Zombie Apocalypse

    Dave LeClair
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    The zombies are coming! The zombies are coming! No, not really. But in the spirit of the Halloween season, let’s just say they were. Would you be prepared? What better way to hunker down and fight the zombie uprising than in your very own shed? Well, you’ll need to prep that shed, of course, and this infographic will show you just want you need to get it ready to keep you safe and secure. Check it out, and be a survivor. Via Click To EnlargeRead the full article: Have A Zombie-Proof Shed To Protect You From The Zombie Apocalypse
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  • 40 Majestic Examples of Abstract Architecture Photography

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Abstract architecture photography is different from regular architecture photography. It offers a new perspective. It allows the viewer’s imagination run wild. You no longer see the full picture. Instead, you see a small piece of a much bigger puzzle. I guess you can sort of call this a tease. The artist takes a photo and lets you decide for yourself what you see and feel. This is the exact reason why I love abstract architecture photography. You have no surrounding context to help you formulate an educated thought about the photo at hand. Instead you see what looks like an abstract…
  • iPhone 6 Giveaway

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are here, breaking sales records and quickly becoming one of the most sought-after devices on the market. Wouldn’t it be awesome to win one for free? Now you can, with the Epic iPhone 6 Giveaway in the Inspirationfeed Deals store! They are the largest iPhones ever made, with the iPhone 6 coming in at 4.7 inches and the 6 Plus at a whopping 5.5 inches. Which size is for you? Well with this giveaway, the winner can take their pick of the two sizes, getting a $600 Apple gift card to spend on the iPhone of your choice. Enter to win HERE – and good luck! And if you…
  • 25 Exceptional Vase Designs

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    There was a time when a vase served only two functions: 1) the display of flowers or 2) as a family heirloom to be kept in a crystal cabinet. Those days are over. Now, a creatively designed vase can be so much more. It can be the centerpiece of a room, part of an overall design scheme, a gift to a loved one or the finishing touch on an artful display. The brilliant thing about creative vase designs is that the possibilities are limitless. You can tailor the style to suit your particular tastes and personality. How would someone describe you? Are you a hippy earth child at heart? Think smooth…
  • 30 Home Office Design Ideas to Help You Live a Better Life

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Working from your home can be a challenge, but it’s far better than being stuck in a cubicle. Apart from focusing on your work and not being distracted, the other main problem people run into is having a comfortable home office. It’s true, if your office is dull and boring then getting work done is hard. You want to make your office feel cozy. It’s your office. So why shouldn’t it represent you? Today we gathered thirty beautiful office design ideas that will help you work from home in style. While browsing, keep an eye out for functional, decorative, and creative…
  • 10 Books Guaranteed to Expand Your Mind

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Never in human history have we had the opportunity to read such a wide variety of books. No longer do we have to go to the library or bookstore and reserve a bestseller with a three mile long waitlist, or spend hours searching fruitlessly for a rare copy of a book about an esoteric topic. With the advent of e-readers and online bookshops, the entire world of literature is at our fingertips. It’s easy to fall into reading our same favorite authors or genres but the era of technology practically begs the reader to expand his or her bookshelves to include titles that you might never have come…
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  • New circuit design could unlock the power of experimental superconducting computer chips

    Science News Desk
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Computer chips with superconducting circuits — circuits with zero electrical resistance — would be 50 to 100 times as energy-efficient as today’s chips, an attractive trait given the increasing power consumption of the massive data centers that power the Internet’s most popular sites. Superconducting chips also promise greater processing power: Superconducting circuits that use so-called Josephson junctions have been clocked at 770 gigahertz, or 500 times the speed of the chip in the iPhone more
  • Microrobots armed with new force-sensing system to probe cells

    Science News Desk
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Inexpensive microrobots capable of probing and manipulating individual cells and tissue for biological research and medical applications are closer to reality with the design of a system that senses the minute forces exerted by a robot's tiny probe. Microrobots small enough to interact with cells already exist. However, there is no easy, inexpensive way to measure the small forces applied to cells by the robots. Measuring these microforces is essential to precisely control the bots and to use them to study more
  • The Security Risks Of a Cloud Based Environment

    Ravi Das
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:49 pm
    For a small to medium sized business today, owning an on-premise IT infrastructure is almost out of the question.  The driving factor behind this is primarily cost, and it stems from three main areas:   1)    The costs to acquire the required hardware (such as the servers) and software; 2)    The costs associated with hardware and software upgrades and licensing; 3)    The costs it takes to hire an IT staff to maintain this more
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 awarded to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner

    Science News Desk
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 to Eric Betzig, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA, USA, Stefan W. Hell, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, and German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany and William E. Moerner, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”. read more
  • A Technological Replacement For The Traditional Password

    Ravi Das
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Breaking Down The Security Vulnerabilities With Passwords Due to recent security hacks, many businesses, organizations, and E-Commerce merchants now require their employees and customers to create very long and complex passwords which are just difficult to remember.  Very often, these requirements now dictate that a password be of a certain length, with certain punctuation marks and alphabetization, and the use of a specific sequencing of both letters and numbers, as well as upper and lower case more
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    Insivia Marketing + Web Design

  • How Can Manufacturers Get the Right Customers?

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    For Manufacturers it can be a struggle to capture the right customers. In this insivia insight Andy shares a few tips to make this process a success. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • How to Use Marketing Automation to Sell Your SAAS Product

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    In this insight Derek shares a few ways you can use marketing automation in your strategy to help sell your SAAS product. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • How to get a head start on marketing your product

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    When developing a new product or service many people don’t think to begin their marketing ahead of time. Doing this can greatly increase your chances for success. In this insight Andy shares a few ways you can get your product out to your audience before it launches. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • What should you do once you have a customer? – SAAS Marketing

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Once you close a lead it’s important to make sure you do everything you can to give them a great experience. This won’t just help retain the customer, but can also lead to referrals.  In this insight Patrick explains what you should be doing to make sure your customers get what they need and come back wanting more.  Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
  • 3 Twitter Tips for Lawyers

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    1. Pay Attention to Your Target Market Before you say anything on twitter, take a look at what is already being said by following your target market. Expand Your Reach: Step one: Follow your professional network! Follow clients, partners, and peers to learn what information/ updates are most important to them and so they can help expand your message through retweets. Clients (past, current, and potential) Partners (past, current, and potential) Peers (colleagues, law school network, etc.) Monitor Competitive Strategies Follow your current and potential competitors to get an idea of how they…
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    Top News - MIT Technology Review

  • How a Wiki Is Keeping Direct-to-Consumer Genetics Alive

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The FDA ordered 23andMe to stop selling its health tests. But for the intrepid, genome knowledge is still available.When Meg DeBoe decided to tap her Christmas fund to order a $99 consumer DNA test from 23andMe last year, she was disappointed: it arrived with no information on what her genes said about her chance of developing Alzheimer’s and heart disease. The report only delved into her genetic genealogy, possible relatives, and ethnic roots.
  • Air Traffic Control for Drones

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    If large numbers of commercial drones are to take to the skies, they’ll need an air traffic control system.How do you keep small drone aircraft safe in the world’s busiest national airspace? One idea is to have them use cellphone networks to feed data back to an air traffic control system made just for drones.
  • Can Apple Pay Do to Your Wallet What iTunes Did for Music?

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    With added security, better design, and improved convenience, Apple Pay hopes to finally make mobile payments commonplace at the register.
  • The Right Way to Fix the Internet

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Letting go of an obsession with net neutrality could free technologists to make online services even better.If you’re like most people, your monthly smartphone bill is steep enough to make you shudder. As consumers’ appetite for connectivity keeps growing, the price of wireless service in the United States tops $130 a month in many households.
  • Carbon Sequestration: Too Little, Too Late?

    12 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A few carbon capture and sequestration projects are under way, but economics and politics are holding the technology back.To impede climate change, scientific studies suggest, billions of tons of carbon dioxide need to be captured from hundreds of fossil-fuel power plants in the next few decades—and as soon as possible. Without large-scale carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), other measures—including rollouts of renewable and nuclear power—will not avert catastrophic climate effects in the coming century and beyond (see “The Carbon Capture Conundrum”).
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    Emerging Technology and Trends

  • Dow Chemical Transforms its Myriad of Data into Real-time, Actionable Manufacturing

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    Dow Chemical uses Northwest Analytics's NWA Focus EMI® solution. The solution allows Dow to access data directly from existing data sources, passed it through a global analytics layer, and then visualized the critical process information in real time. Dow's solution achieves an annual ROI of $1,000,000 – $2,000,000 per plant per year.
  • Firebrand names latest winner of Free Training for Life

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Firebrand are delighted to announce the latest winner of Free Training for Life. Mario Henkel, is an IT Administrator working for ponturo consulting AG in Frankfurt. He will gain a lifetime of free access to 200+ IT, security and project management courses. His prize is estimated to be worth over £1 million.
  • TechQuarters honoured at National Apprenticeship Awards 2014

    24 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    TechQuarters – a Firebrand Apprenticeship partner - was last night crowned Small Employer of the Year in the Regional finals of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014. The award recognises their continued contribution, commitment and success through their Apprenticeship programme. TechQuarters will now compete in the National finals, to be recognised as the best Small Employer of Apprentices in the United Kingdom.
  • Future Enterprise- The Future of the Globalised Enterprise

    5 Sep 2014 | 1:03 am
    The Director of the Future Planet Research Centre- David Hunter Tow, predicts that Globalisation will be an unstoppable force in the 21st century and the only salvation for Eaaarth 2.0 as it races towards its imminent tipping point of harsh climate change and exhaustion of finite resources. In such a globalised society the future enterprise will also be forced to substantially adapt its operating and management strategies to encompass a more innovative, ethical and collaborative mindset, regardless of size or industry, in order to survive.
  • The Secure Exchange of Protected Health Information

    7 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    By Mike Morper, VP of Marketing, Notable Solutions    To demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR), as required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, hospitals must fulfill the seemingly contradictory mandates to increase ...
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  • Flickr Group Showcase – TheAppWhisperer (TAW) – 19 October 2014

    Joanne Carter
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    Just when I thought it could not get any better, it did! This weeks’ Flickr Group Showcase is totally bursting with incredibly strong mobile images. Whilst curating this set this […] The post Flickr Group Showcase – TheAppWhisperer (TAW) – 19 October 2014 appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • iOS Photography App – Psychometry|Photographs by Carol Golemboski – Temporarily Free

    Joanne Carter
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    We have featured this app several times on theappwhisperer, it’s an app that’s bursting with intrigue and imagination.  Carol Golemboski uses antiquated objects as metaphors in carefully staged scenes. Her […] The post iOS Photography App – Psychometry|Photographs by Carol Golemboski – Temporarily Free appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Competition – The Terry O’Neill Photography Award 2014 – With Mobile Category

    Joanne Carter
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    The Terry O’Neill Award is one of the world’s most respected and leading photography prizes. It attracts thousands of entries every year from around the globe. The distinguished judges offer […] The post Competition – The Terry O’Neill Photography Award 2014 – With Mobile Category appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Ambient Design Launches ArtRage Painting Software for Android

    Joanne Carter
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    Ambient Design, the award-winning creator of realistic art software, announced today that it is launching ArtRage for Android, optimized for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.  Samsung has selected ArtRage […] The post Ambient Design Launches ArtRage Painting Software for Android appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 42 – by Donna Donato

    Joanne Carter
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:15 am
    Welcome back to the forty second article in the column, Mobile Movies. We at TheAppWhisperer have been inspired by the Flickr upgrade of 1 Terabyte of storage for everyone and have wanted to […] The post Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 42 – by Donna Donato appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • ICD-10 – Myths and Facts

    Natalie Tornese
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:55 pm
    With the ICD-10 compliance date fast approaching, many providers and medical coders continue to be plagued by doubts and ambiguities related to the new coding system. It is important that they obtain a clear view regarding ICD-10 and the features that distinguish it, as well as the government’s stand regarding its implementation. Successful ICD-10 implementation demands considerable training and education for clinicians, coders and others within the healthcare fraternity that is associated with the revenue cycle. Flawless transition to the new coding system also requires specific and…
  • Outpatient Diagnostic Errors Now Common in the US – 1 in 20 US Adults Affected

    Julie Clements
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Misdiagnosis is proven to be a serious concern for hospitals and may lead to patient harm, incorrect or delayed treatment, wasted resources and malpractice lawsuits. A wrong diagnosis by a healthcare professional can also result in medical coding errors. Inaccurate codes in medical bills can lead to medical office financial problems such as delayed payments, reimbursement denials, costly fines and loss of revenue. Even though, patient misdiagnosis has always existed as a major problem in the medical field, the number of cases reporting misdiagnosis issue has increased significantly. A recent…
  • How Patient Engagement Benefits Your Revenue Cycle

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Keeping the patients engaged and loyal has become important to the long-term financial viability of a healthcare practice. The new health plans have increase the patient’s financial responsibility and they need to be well-informed about their healthcare options. They also have higher expectations about the quality of care. Better patient engagement can reduce the costs of healthcare, improve outcomes, and benefit your practice’s revenue cycle. Strategies to Boost Patient Engagement There are many ways to engage patients and provide improved service to boost practice revenue:…
  • HHS Confirms 2015 Premiums and Deductibles for Medicare Part A and B

    Meghann Kiernan
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    In a press release published on October 9, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia Burwell announced next year’s standard Medicare premium and deductibles with no change for Part B and a slight change for Part A. With approximately 49 million Medicare Part B enrollees, premiums and deductibles will remain unchanged at $104.90 and $147 respectively for 2015. At the same time, the premiums of Medicare Part A will fall 4.5 percent ($19) to $407 in 2015. Though the providers can continue to bill for their services with this year’s deductible in 2015 for Medicare Part…
  • Prepare to Meet the Tougher Physician Quality Reporting Requirements

    Natalie Tornese
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Physician quality reporting system (PQRS) was established in 2007 and is a pay for reporting program that provides a combination of incentive payments and negative payment adjustments to encourage providers to report quality information during patient encounters. All physicians as well as non-physician practitioners that provide covered PFS services for Medicare Part B Fee for Service (FFS) beneficiaries can participate in this program. PQRS benefits and penalty payments are calculated each year on the basis of a specified percent of each Eligible Professional (EP)’s Medicare Part B…
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  • Is The Chupacabra Real?

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Is the Chupacabra real? The video below explains the possible species connections the Chupacabra could have. For example, is it a rat/kangaroo mix? Or what? Is the Chupacabra a new species all together? Is it a cross between two species?Many of the sightings that are hyped in the media are always proven false. That doesn't mean the Chupacabra isn't real. Nature can do weird things, and the idea of strange mutations isn't a crazy one. Until caught, the Chupacabra will remain reclusive, and mythological. The truth is out there.
  • The Real Sounds Of Hell

    28 Sep 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Researchers from a remote part of Siberia claim to have recorded real sounds from hell. They drilled a hole roughly 14 kilometers deep into earth's crust. The researchers noted an unusual amount of heat coming from the hole. After dropping ultra-sensitive microphones into the hole--to measure the earth's movements--they discovered strange feedback coming into the mics. The video below is a sample of what they recorded. It's the real sounds of hell. Maybe...If you get scared easily, don't watch the video. I warned you.'The last discovery was nevertheless the most shocking to our ears, so much…
  • Cold Weight Loss Benefits Without The Cold

    7 Jun 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Brr-brr-brr! Scientists have discovered a way to make the body of mice burn calories as if they were exposed to the freezing cold. A potential future treatment for obesity in humans!White fat to brown fat Humans are born with a decent amount of brown fat. Brown fat is the fat best used for insulation from the cold. White fat stores energy, while brown fat is the energy burner--which comes in really handy when you want to lose some weight. Sadly, as we humans get older, brown fat seems to disappear. Ajay Chawla (UC), San Fran, and his team injected obese mice with interleukin-4 (a…
  • Most fascinating science news of the week (Dec 15, 2012)

    15 Dec 2012 | 5:04 pm
    Here are some of the most fascinating science news stories of the week:CU-Boulder team develops swarm of pingpong ball-sized robotsUniversity of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Nikolaus Correll likes to think in multiples. If one robot can accomplish a singular task, think how much more could be accomplished if you had hundreds of them. Read more: discover 'missing link' of black holes The discovery of a bingeing black hole in our nearest neighbouring galaxy,…
  • Geminid meteor shower live stream

    13 Dec 2012 | 6:34 pm
    The Geminid meteor shower occurs on an annual basis, when the extinct comet 3200 Phaethon sprinkles the Earth with its debris tail. Get outside tonight between midnight and 3 a.m. to catch a glimpse of this amazing spectacle.Expect to see roughly 100+ meteors per hour during the peak at 2-3 a.m.If you can't get out to see Geminid, NASA will be live streaming the event via a camera at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Below is the embedded live stream:If you would like to go directly to the NASA live stream event, here's the link:…
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    Guiding Tech

  • How to Set Swipe Gesture Actions for External Links on Android

    Ashish Mundhra
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
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    Latest News, Reviews & More from TechReviewSource

  • Apple OS X Yosemite

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Still the best desktop OS you can get, Yosemite is sleek, beautiful, and brimming with conveniences and new features. It also boasts the most efficient use of screen real estate of any desktop operating system along with deep social media and Apple ecosystem integration. Read more ...
  • Snapchat to Roll Out First Ads This Weekend

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Like it or not — ads are invading Snapchat this weekend. The self-destructing messaging app maker earlier this month confirmed plans to start rolling out ads, and now it's actually happening. Snapchat on Friday announced that the first ad will arrive this weekend in the "Recent Updates" section for those in the U.S. "It's the first time […]
  • Apple Reveals iMac With ‘Retina 5K Display’

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    In addition to updating its iPad lineup, Apple today also revealed a 27-inch iMac with Retina display and a new Mac mini. The new iMac has what Apple calls a "Retina 5K display" because its 5,120-by-2,880 display has four times more pixels than the standard 27-inch iMac and 67 percent more pixels than a 4K […]
  • Apple Reveals Ultra-Slim iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Apple today revealed the iPad Air 2, which it said is the thinnest tablet on the market, and the iPad mini 3. The new iPads will come in silver, gray, and a new gold color. Pricing begins at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version of the iPad Air 2 and $399 for the iPad mini […]
  • Apple Mac OS X Yosemite Hits Mac App Store Today

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Apple's next-gen operating system, Mac OS X Yosemite, arrives today as a free download. Mac owners will be able to download it and the new iWork via the Mac App Store. The new OS arrives shortly before iOS 8.1's Monday launch, which will include Apple Pay, Craig Federighi, senior vice president of Software Engineering at […]
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  • Microsoft is planning to launch its own wearable fitness band in the coming week…

    Avinash Kumpati
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Microsoft is planning to launch its own wearable fitness band in the coming weeks. Forbes reports that the announcement is due "within the next few weeks" Microsoft Plans To Launch A Wearable Device Within Weeks The cross-platform smart watch will passively monitor heart rate and have a battery life of more than two days, sources say. Read the rest of the story at
  • This is the killer feature! New iPad Air 2 is the first device in the U.S. with…

    Avinash Kumpati
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    This is the killer feature! New iPad Air 2 is the first device in the U.S. with a multicarrier SIM card, making it the first device that you can switch between three wireless carriers with just a click in the settings.,2817,2470579,00.asp What's New Now: Why the iPad Air 2 SIM Will Freak Carriers Out Apple quietly made the new iPad air 2 the first device in the US with a multicarrier SIM card, making it the first device that you can switch between three wireless carriers with just a click in the settings. Read the rest of the story at…
  • This is the major problem for Android and its apps.

    Avinash Kumpati
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
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    16 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
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  • Apple confusing users with too many iPad choices?…

    Avinash Kumpati
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
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    1E Blogs - Insight and debate on IT Efficiency

  • Introducing MyWorkNow from 1E

    Simon Rust
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Over the last few weeks I have been building up a series of blog articles that build a picture of the IT landscape and how it is being used today. The premise is pretty simple, our technology users are becoming smarter and more demanding, with new technologies appearing weekly (in some cases daily) to help the user do things in smarter, more efficient ways and their expectations upon IT are greater than they have ever been. At 1E, we have been building technology solutions for the enterprise for over 10 years to make the technology smarter, more efficient, and above all cost less than it has…
  • 1E Nomad Performance Impacts

    Ed Aldrich
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    In my pre-sales role, when explaining the technical aspect of 1E Nomad, I’m often asked about the impact Nomad has on the end user’s personal computer. Remember, the entire premise is to leverage the existing computers in the estate to facilitate downloading and distribution of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) content of all kinds. Being concerned about the possible adverse impact this may impart on the users of those machines is a natural concern. Simply saying “trust me, they won’t even know it’s there!” is not an adequate response. This article is intended…
  • ConfigMgr 2012 R2 OSD: Create Your Own TS Templates

    Mike Terrill
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
    If you spend a lot of time creating ConfigMgr 2012 R2 OSD Task Sequences, you probably have a method for inserting the steps and groups that you like to use in every TS you create.  Maybe you open a reference TS up and copy and paste steps into a new TS that you are creating.  Maybe you export and import your favorite task sequences or just right-click on one and copy it in the console.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could just create a template of your favorite task sequences and be able to pick them when running through the Create MDT Task Sequence wizard?  Yeah – I was…
  • ActiveEfficiency 1.7 – What does it mean for AppClarity and Shopping?

    Gokul Raju
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    As a follow-up to my previous article about 1E’s efficiency platform, ActiveEfficiency (Enable Efficiency, Leverage ActiveEfficiency!), I am here to talk about our latest update to ActiveEfficiency, the newly released ActiveEfficiency 1.7 ! I intend to explore how ActiveEfficiency Server 1.7 has made significant strides in improving usability, performance, and configurability, thereby delivering better value to the suite of 1E products, such as AppClarity, our Software Asset Management solution, and Shopping, the Enterprise App Store. Let me take you through all the interesting…
  • Streaming Windows Opens Opportunities

    Simon Rust
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:07 am
    Over the years the folks that operate within End User Computing (EUC) have been on a seemingly endless search for some technology that will revolutionize the way we are able to deliver content to users, reducing cost and improving service as we go. There have been some significant game changers in the datacenter such as server virtualization which has clearly revolutionized the way the datacenter teams are able to deliver more services at a much lower price point without diminishing the overall quality of service. So what about the EUC space, what have we seen thus far? Well, Citrix brought…
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  • PMML – Predictive Model Markup Language

    8 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Originally posted on: PMML Overview An XML standard managed by the Data Mining Group ( ) whose members include IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAS, SPSS,, NCR, SAP, KXEN, Magnify, MINEit, & StatSoft Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML) is an XML mark up language to describe statistical and data mining models. PMML describes the inputs to data mining models, the transformations used prior to prepare data for data mining, and the parameters which define the models themselves. It is the…
  • Setting up AngularJS with Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web

    Doug Lampe
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Originally posted on: my previous post, I outlined a general structure for setting up an application using node.js and other open tools in Visual Studio Express.  Now I would like to expand this to show how I would host the angular-seed starter application for AngularJS.  If you aren’t familiar with AngularJS or the seed app, you might want to take a look before continuing because I am going to assume you are already familiar with both. First, I used the same…
  • Why All Web Apps Should Use SOA (and What That Means)

    Doug Lampe
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    Originally posted on: the beginning, there was GET and POST. In those days, most of the World Wide Web was read-only and browsed with text-based browsers. Then came graphical browsers, CSS, e-commerce, SSL, streaming video, mobile devices, etc. Two things withstood the test of time: GET and POST (we’ll ignore the other request methods for poetic license). Web applications are, and have always been, “service-oriented”. But what exactly does that mean and how does it change your…
  • Analytics Drives Adoption - SPTechCon 2014 Presentation By BrightStarr and Webtrends

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Originally posted on: Analytics Drives Adoption - SPTechCon 2014 Presentation By BrightStarr and Webtrends from kapoorkunaal
  • Send your name to Mars!

    8 Oct 2014 | 2:07 am
    Originally posted on: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (part of NASA) at is allowing you to send your name to Mars!
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    Slice of MIT by the Alumni Association

  • Photo of the Week by Clinton Blackburn ’08—October 18, 2014

    Joe McGonegal
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Wyliena thinks of something sad (© Clinton Blackburn). Clinton Blackburn is a photographer in Cambridge, MA. View more work on his website. View other alumni photos of the week.  
  • Documentaries MIT-Style: Experience Interactive, Multimedia, Immersive Storytelling

    Nancy DuVergne Smith
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Telling real stories in interactive time is the MIT Open Documentary Lab’s experimental turf. The lab brings together storytellers, technologists, and scholars to invent new storytelling modes that focus on collaborative, interactive, and immersive forms. The research goal is to understand the impact and evolution of such new story forms. The MIT Open Documentary Lab explores and studies new storytelling modes. Documentaries are taking a creative leap thanks to influences such as television, ubiquitous handheld cameras, user-generated content, interactive documentary forms, and work…
  • Architecture by Moonlight: Alumni Books Podcast

    Joe McGonegal
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    In a new book, Architecture by Moonlight: Rebuilding Haiti, Redrafting a Life, Paul Fallon ’77, SM ’81, MArch ’81 recounts his two-year challenge to help design, plan, and build an orphanage with the Gengel family in honor of their daughter who died in the 2010 earthquake.  Published just ahead of the five-year anniversary of the natural disaster, the book tells one of the many compelling stories of Americans trying to help. “It’s a positive story,” says Fallon, “and we need more positive stories about Haiti.” Listen to Fallon discuss the book in this Alumni…
  • MIT Alumnus Jean Tirole PhD ’81 Wins Nobel Prize

    Jay London
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Jean Tirole PhD ’81. Photo: MIT Department of Economics Jean Tirole PhD ’81, a former MIT faculty member from 1984-1991, has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in economic sciences for his analysis of market power and regulation and his research on oligopolies—when a small number of businesses dominate and control the goods produced in a given industry. He is the 32nd MIT alumnus to win the Nobel Prize and the eight winner in the previous 10 years. In 2013, Robert J. Shiller SM ’68, PhD ’72 was awarded the Nobel Prize in economic sciences for his empirical analysis of asset…
  • Exploring Space and Life at MIT

    Nicole Morell
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Last week six alumni working in space exploration as managers, engineers, and researchers joined us for Twitter chat MIT Alumni and the Final Frontier. The alumni fielded questions about their favorite projects, life at MIT, and shared insider knowledge on upcoming missions like OSIRIS-REx and Mars 2020. New NASA Projects All the alumni experts have a connection to NASA—as a current or past employee—and all have a great interest in upcoming missions, especially their favorites. Alessondra Springmann SM ’11 leaned towards asteroids, while Allen Chen ’00 SM ’02 had to pick an obvious…
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    brian teeman - blog

  • Always look on the bright side of life?

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    When I was 13 years old Monty Python released the movie "The Life of Brian". What a pain! All through my teenage years fans of the movie, and there were a lot in England, would walk up to me and shout " Brian, he's not the messiah he is a very naughty boy". (If you've not seen the movie you really should). Trust me on this after the tenth time it really isn't very funny. The closing scene of the movie is the song " Always look on the bright side of life!"  It's a noble aim and is analogous to the concept of the glass being half full instead of half empty. Always look for the positives…
  • Clothe the needy not the greedy

    9 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    Every year I attend more tech events than I care to count and every year at this time (just before my birthday) I go through my closet, collect all the "souvenir" t-shirts and donate them to a local homeless shelter. Official event t-shirts are a pretty cool reminder of the events that you've attended and some of them are even designed well enough that you are happy (and even proud) to wear them again in the future. But what about all those t-shirts given away by event sponsors that are nothing but adverts. Do you really need them? The photo above was posted on twitter by one person of their…
  • For the sins we have committed...

    5 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    Yesterday was the Jewish Holy Day of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, a day of remembrance, repentance, confession and fasting. It is unique in that it is almost universally observed, even by the most secular of Jews for whom it might be the only day of the year that they attend a service. Central to Yom Kippur is the Al Chet prayer where we are asked to consider the sins we have committed intentionally or unintentionally, what are our sins of commission and our sins of omission and what have we done inadvertently by doing nothing at all. The most important thing is that I am asked to think…
  • Happy 9th Birthday Joomla

    16 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    9 years ago today, on 17th August 2005, I was just one of seventeen brave (or foolhardy) people who announced that they were leaving the very successful Mambo project and starting out on their own. It was a snap decision and truth be told if we had stopped to think about how much work lay ahead of us in the coming months I suspect we might not have been in such a rush. We were greatly helped at the time by Eben Moglen of the Software Freedom Law Centre and I believe we were their first "clients". Just two weeks later, on 1st September, our new baby had a name and the world was introduced…
  • J and Beyond - Chicken Soup for the Soul

    12 Jun 2014 | 1:51 pm
    I arrived at J & Beyond not in the best of moods. I'd been off work sick for the previous month and to be honest I was tired, run down and a little depressed. There are just times when things become a constant battle of frustration and nothing seems worth the effort and that's exactly where I was. After months of preparation for JAB14 I was no longer interested and was determined that this would be my last JAB and probably my last Joomla event. Mood 0/10 I had convinced my JAB teammates to introduce two new features for 2014 and I was no longer certain that the Make it Happen or…
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  • The Top 8 Best Tablets

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:54 pm
    There’s something incredibly satisfying about using a tablet computer.  First off, they’re really tactile and visually stimulating.  Secondly, they’re like getting the best of both worlds – more conventional laptop-like size and performance with the usability and feel of a smartphone.  Wondering which of 2014’s tablets are the best and most desirable? No need to fret, we’ve compiled a handy list of the Top 8 for you to review for yourself… iPad Air with Retina Display Just simply saying the phrase “iPad Air with Retina Display” kind of incites a bit of a tingle, doesn’t…
  • Which Console Should You Buy This Christmas?

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Looking to upgrade to a new game console? This is the article for you! There’s nothing quite like a really good video game console.  Sure, you can’t really dispute the ultimate flexibility (or possibilities) offered through PC gaming, but when it comes to simple and effective plug-and-play entertainment, where you know “for sure” that you’ll be able to load up that new title and it will definitely work (with little to no glitches, bugs or finagling required).  That’s always pretty much been the draw of the console market – its user-friendliness and overall usability.  Of…
  • Exciting Tech Gadgets Coming in 2015

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Technology seems to be growing by leaps and bounds, the last decade or so seeming gigantic advances within the consumer electronics market.  The truth is, we never know what exciting things are just around the corner, but by looking at data from the periphery we can often make logical, educated guesses on where things might be headed.  The following products and concepts offer a glimpse into what might be headed our way in 2015.  Let’s get started, shall we? See-through / holographic phones?   It should come as no surprise that most of the research in mobile phone technology is in the…
  • What’s new at Google? …here’s looking at the Nexus device line

    17 Oct 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Say what you will about them, but Google is always at the forefront, of well…nearly everything you can think of.  Such appears to be the case with their ”Nexus” device line which encapsulates not only a phone and tablet, but also an entertainment / player hub as well.  What is the ultimate purpose of all this, you ask?   How is it supposed to make everything better, you might be wondering?  Each one of these offerings is Android-powered of course and will feature an upcoming OS update.  “Android Lollipop” is the cloak and dagger phrase that’s being passed around, and…
  • DriveClub Review

    15 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    To take a page from the vehicular vernacular….vroom, vroom!  That’s right, folks, Evolution Studios’ much anticipated “DriveClub” has finally pulled into the starting grid, try to contain yourselves.   The real question of course is – does it meet or exceed all the hype surrounding it?  To put it simply, yes it does.  Definitely… Of course, DriveClub isn’t your daddy’s flashy, bombastic racer.  Instead, it is a carefully conceived and executed racing experience that feels, well…”measured”.  In other words, if you were expecting to encounter yet another balls to…
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    Big Data Big Analytics

  • Getting Value From Your Data Series: Who Is Your Target Customer?

    Mary Ludloff
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:41 pm
    By Mary Ludloff and Marilyn Craig Welcome back to the second post in our series on how to get value from your data. As we stated in a previous post: “Data, without the proper use of analytics, is meaningless. If data is the new oil, think of analytics as the oil drills—you need both to be successful.” Of course, getting to “success” is not easy as anyone involved in an analytics project will tell you. This series walks you through our methodology on what it takes—from inception to proof of concept to implementation and deployment—to navigate project pitfalls.
  • Getting Value From Your Data Series: The Road May Be Rocky But It’s Well Worth the Effort!

    Marilyn Craig
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:06 pm
    By Mary Ludloff and Marilyn Craig Unless you’ve been asleep for the past couple of years, you, like us, have heard this phrase again and again:  Data is the new oil.  It certainly sounds great but what exactly does it mean? Here’s our take: Getting the most value out of your data can make you better at what you do as well as enable you to do more with what you have. In other words, there’s unrealized value in those data silos that all companies have. But make no mistake: the road to realizing data value is paved with good intentions and often times, poor execution and results. Today,…
  • Lessons Learned from the Google Flu Tracker—Why We Need More Than Just Data

    Mary Ludloff
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:15 pm
    By Marilyn Craig and Mary Ludloff We read an interesting paper and post about Google Flu Trends (GFT) and its foibles last week. The paper points out a couple of lessons that those of us living in the big data analytics world have learned the hard way but the dangers are worth revisiting as tools like ours (AnalyticsPBI for Azure) begin to move big data analytics into the mainstream of organizational practices. After all, our tool (and others like it) makes it easy and even fun for analytics junkies to use all those available zettabytes of data and answer questions that they’ve long…
  • Reporting, Analytics, and Big Data: A Continuous Feedback Loop to Drive Better Decision-Making

    Mary Ludloff
    2 Mar 2014 | 3:07 pm
    By Marilyn Craig A recent conversation with a client reminded me that no matter how crazy and exciting the Big Data world gets, it is still critical to understand what your goals are and where you are in the process of reaching those goals. Having a good foundation in “what’s important” is critical before you jump into the wild world of Big Analytics. For example, in big data (well, actually all data but I digress) “Reporting” and “Analytics” are very different functions. But I often find our customers and prospects grappling with how to distinguish one from the other and as a…
  • New Year (2014) Rumination: Death of privacy as we know it? Or inflection point signaling better things to come?

    Mary Ludloff
    11 Jan 2014 | 12:16 pm
    By Mary Ludloff I am, and always have been, a glass half-full kind of gal. In fact, way back in September 2011 when Terence and I published our book on Privacy and Big Data, I was far more optimistic than he was on the future of privacy—of course, it’s easy to sound optimistic when your co-author states that privacy is dead. (And yes, we are still working on our book update but we do have day jobs and a significant release in the works so it is slow going but going it is.) At that time, those in the “digital privacy know” characterized our book as a decent overview. Our intent at the…
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    EMA Blog Community

  • Network Management: Still a ‘Must-Have’ for Enterprise IT

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

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

    Jim Miller
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    There was a time at the height of my home video and audio craze that the number of devices I needed to watch a movie could no longer be counted on one hand. Amplifier, preamplifier, tuner, CD player, DVD player, TV, cable box . . .you get the idea. As I organized my vast array of remote controls on the coffee table, I was blissfully unaware of any issues. That was the case until my wife just wanted to watch a movie one night while I was gone, and she had a conniption fit trying to figure everything out. There was no way she was going to invest the time to learn what to power up, and what…
  • Return on Investment (ROI) of Data Science as a Service

    John Myers
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    In skiing, the “black diamond” run or ski slope is often referred to as “high risk/high reward.” You receive lots of “reward” skiing the black diamond slopes, but you have a significant amount of “risk” associated with variable terrain, such as the presence of trees and the possibility of injury. However, the black diamond slopes are very fun to experience, and you can mitigate the risks with preparation, practice, and a really good skiing helmet. Data science is one of those “high risk/high reward” concepts in technology. An organization can gain huge financial rewards by…
  • F5 Takes on Policy Orchestration, SDN

    Tracy Corbo
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    Jim Frey contributed to this blog post. On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, F5 Networks held an analyst summit at the company’s tech center in NYC. It was a great opportunity to catch up and see what was new and where the company is headed. The company appears to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance, looking to redefine its role in the data center as virtualization makes headway into the network domain under the banner of SDN. While true production SDN remains in its infancy, with no single approach emerging to solve all the ills of the network world, there is no debating that programmability will…
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    Windows Phone Central - News - Forums - Reviews - Help for Windows Phone

  • Trailer offers a glimpse at Microsoft's Halo 2: Anniversary documentary

    John Callaham
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Microsoft will not only release Halo 2: Anniversary as part of its Xbox One game Halo: The Master Chief Collection, but the company is also going to release a documentary of the making of the Halo 2 revamp.
  • Microsoft smartwatch may launch within weeks

    Chuong H Nguyen
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    A new report suggests that Microsoft is gearing up to launch a smartwatch or fitness-oriented wearable device in the coming weeks. The wearable will come with a heart rate sensor and is described to work across multiple platforms, meaning that it won't be tied to Windows or Windows Phone if true. The good news is that unlike other smartwatches today, the Microsoft-made smartwatch is described to get two days of battery life.
  • Killer Instinct 2 Classic review – the vintage fighter returns with online play on Xbox One

    Paul Acevedo
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    In 1994, the original Killer Instinct took arcades by storm. The next year a downgraded but respectable Super Nintendo port followed, along with a GameBoy version. The home games helped maintain enthusiasm until Killer Instinct 2 arrived in arcades in 1996. The Nintendo 64 would see a mildly stripped-down port called Killer Instinct Gold that year. The true arcade version of Killer Instinct 2 has never been available on home consoles… Until now. Like Killer Instinct Classic before it, Killer Instinct 2 Classic comes bundled with the purchase of Killer Instinct 2 Ultra Edition on Xbox One.
  • Choose from 5 colors and save 72% today on this durable Lumia 635 hard case!

    Brent Zaniewski
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Made from a durable polycarbonate, these Nokia Lumia 635 hard cases are strong enough to withstand drops and thin enough to keep in your pocket. The case snaps together around your device leaving access to the screen, camera, ports and buttons.
  • Argos starts selling Bush-branded smartphone and tablet

    Harish Jonnalagadda
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    British retailer Argos has commenced sales of an entry-level Windows Phone device and a tablet running Windows 8.1 from Bush (No, not this guy). The vendor is known to sell home entertainment solutions in the country, and is now branching out into Windows-based mobile devices and tablets.
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  • The four main topics at eCommerce Expo 2014

    Peter Horsten
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Visiting eCommerce Expo in London was a real pleasure again. It’s obvious the eCommerce industry is developing quickly, it’s professionalism increases. Main topics this year: personalization, localization, big data & privacy and mobile commerce. This post is a rough summary of our first impressions. More detailed observations will follow. This blog post was first published on webmerceblog. 1. Personalization: user centric offering For Disney it’s obvious, they do everything within their capabilities to create a unique experience for every visitor of their parks. Probably every…
  • Better spend your social marketing budget on valuable fans!

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

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

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

    Peter Horsten
    9 Oct 2013 | 2:43 pm
    This evening I had the pleasure to meet with the Agile community in Tri-City, Agile3M. After several discussions around working in an Agile way they were wondering how to solve the contracting with an external client. Honestly, this is a rather challenging topic. Based on mutual trust it’s possible to reach an agreement, but in case trust is lacking, it’s going to be a long, hard road. It’s a matter of give and take Working in an Agile way has in my opinion many advantages and increasingly research is showing this as well. But this doesn’t mean it’s easy. I would…
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  • 4 Common Website Design Fails (and How Can You Fix Them)

    Thomas Oppong
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    It is now more important than ever to make sure that every aspect of your business is as good as it can be. Why? Well it has been reported that 80% of all new businesses fail within their first year. So, if you’re the new kid on the block, you should make sure you present your business as well as you can. This obviously extends to your website. However, we all know how difficult it is to launch a website without any mistakes or blunders. With that in mind, here are three website design fails that you need to watch..
  • 45 of The Smartest Things Ever Said About Being Remarkable (This Will Force You to Think Differently)

    Thomas Oppong
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    In a special series of cartoons, with short insights from both Hugh MacLeod and Brian Solis, helps you see things differently in life and in business. These are a few insights from Gaping Void that will force you to think differently and to question what you believe. 1. Sometimes the easy thing to do is the smart thing to do, but we’re too caught up in our own self-image to see it. 2. Invention is just as much about attitude as it is about talent. 3. If you want to see your business learn and thrive, respect people who admit to making..
  • The Psychology of Money: Is It Better to Be a Spender or Saver?

    Thomas Oppong
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Would you rather be a spender or saver? You are a saver if you are a chronic budgeter and keep record of your spending habit. Savers are likely to have a long-term outlook that likely includes smart retirement planning.  Savers tend to be naturally patient and more responsible, they hold back on giving or using money and have trouble spending. Others prefer to get what you want, when you want it. Spenders are spontaneous and have less holding them back. Some people love to spend but responsibility. spenders can make impulsive decisions and end up with nothing to show for their hard…
  • This is How to Stand Out Against a Bigger Competition (And Win More Business)

    Thomas Oppong
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Competition is healthy and makes for a more innovative market, which is essential for the discerning consumer in a globalised world. For startups however, the issue is how you can survive as a small fish with whales in a big sea. Competition in a business context is either direct or indirect for any startup or established company. Even if you have a product or business service that is completely niche or unique, it is impossible not to face some stiff competition. Most large companies have all the resources they need to compete with smaller companies that want a piece of the pie...
  • Here Is How Wall Street Works (If You Have Never Really Understood It)

    Thomas Oppong
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    “Wall Street is a street running west to east from Broadway to South Street on the East River in Lower Manhattan in the financial district of New York City. Over time, the term has become a metonym for the financial markets of the United States as a whole, the American financial sector (even if financial firms are not physically located there), or signifying New York-based financial interests.” –Wikipedia If you have ever wondered how Wall Street works, this is the closest explanation you can find. Originally shared by Tikhon Jelvis on Quora in response to…
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  • LA Startup Week & TZ Tech Crawl!

    Efren Toscano
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    TechZulu is proud to help celebrate L.A.’s awesome startups and entrepreneurs with 5 days of events across the city! General Admission registration includes access to all official free and open events, including morning coffee clubs and all-day open co-working lounges we like to call Basecamp. Basecamp & Co-Working Lounge (general admission) Tuesday–Wednesday Basecamp & Co-Working Lounge @ General Assembly LA Startup Week Coffee Club LA Startup Week Happy Hour Thursday–Friday Basecamp & Co-Working Lounge @ R.O.C. Official Parties & Events (each requires…
  • SGN Teams With Fox Digital Entertainment | The Book of Life: Sugar Smash

    Alex Bae
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    Social Gaming Network (SGN) and Fox Digital Entertainment teamed up for the recent release of a new game called The Book of Life: Sugar Smash. The game is based on Fox Digital Entertainment’s new computer animated film, The Book of Life, and launched for the iOS with an Android and Facebook version in the works. The Book of Life is a new film by Jorge Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo Del Toro. The film revolves around Manolo, a hero who sets out to three magical worlds to help him face and conquer his fears to fulfill his parent’s wishes and win the heart of Maria, his one true love.
  • Hands on With TriCaster Mini

    Justin Sewell
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    NewTek’s First HDMI Product Gets A Lot Right Streaming video is at an interesting crossroads right now. A generation of content creators raised on YouTube is transitioning to the more social live video experience, exponentially growing the entire streaming industry and building billion dollar streaming platforms. But the technology to support this exploding industry has taken baby steps to better production, and the learning curve for professional live productions is steeper than most YouTubers can handle. Enter the NewTek Tricaster MINI – a feature rich professional HDMI video…
  • Tech Startup Aims to Disrupt the Boating Industry

    Denise Walker
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    As more and more tech startups launch vying for the attention of both consumers and investors, founders are figuring out which niche to serve and which industry to disrupt. Launching in 2012, Moreboats has been successful in reinventing the market of a mature boating industry. With her passion and love for sailing, founder and CEO, Anna Islamova, has gotten the approval of the boating industry with the support of many investors due to the success and effectiveness of the company continuing to gain attention and momentum. With a savvy reimagining of the online marketplace and an eye for…
  • Clinton Global Initiative | Announcing Commitments of World Leaders

    Denise Walker
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
    This year marked the 10th anniversary of the annual Clinton Global Initiative founded by former president, Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. The event, held in New York City, gathered in a plethora of world leaders, corporate executives and philanthropists. This year’s theme is “Re-imagining Impact,” which Hillary Clinton suggests, “requires leaders who will re-imagine and who will be unafraid to do so and ask themselves, beginning with themselves, hard questions. ” There seemed to be an emphasis in Women’s Equality and…
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    Experts Galaxy

  • Download & Install Windows 10 Technical Preview

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

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

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

    Neeraj Rawat
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Google Domains is the latest product announcement from the company which is in beta at this point of time. I had registered many domains with Google via different registrars and recently transferred almost most of them to different registrars as I was facing issues in getting proper support. If you are a regular reader here then you might have read the post of transferring Experts Galaxy to
  • Change SearchStatus Firefox Location to Display on New Version

    Neeraj Rawat
    3 Aug 2014 | 2:22 am
    Firefox and other browser vendors are launching a new version every now and then with new changes in the working of the browser. Few days back, Firefox released a new version and they ended the option or functionality of the add-on bar in the browser, where one of  my favorite add-on SearchStatus was located. SearchStatus is a browser extension that helps in checking many things relevant to a
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  • Snapchat for PC

    Shivam Srivastava
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Messenger applications are becoming more and more popular now-a-days. This is practically due to people, getting more busy in their professional life and switching on to socialize instantly on their smart phones. Although, addiction to such applications is a dangerous thing to have. Anyways talking about Snapchat, it is one of those million apps available freely on play store. There are many companion apps such as Whatsapp, telegram, Kik, etc that you might have already tried your hands on. Now, if you are on a search to find some more instant messaging apps, then you can consider Snapchat…
  • Gravity Guy for PC – Free Download

    Shivam Srivastava
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Have you ever played the games like Subway Surfers and Temple Run and found them hell interesting and exciting? Well, in that case here is something else that you need to try out. Yeah! I am talking about Gravity Guy. It is the game that resides in the same category of endless runner, though with a bit twist with the regular Gameplay. As per the name suggests, the game will definitely involve you in some mind blowing physics and graphics too. Gravity Guy was initially developed for iOS users, as the game was gone viral over the internet it was latterly made available for the android users…
  • Dead Trigger 2 for PC

    Shivam Srivastava
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:46 am
    Dead trigger as the name suggest, is a game that will involve you in hard core shooting. Although it is very less different from its previous version as it was a well established game with quite complex controls and movements. The game features you as a team; however the game is single player as you will need to control all of the team players. Here you will have to shoot zombies; well I don’t think it to be particular productive to kill people who are already dead. Anyways the game has a huge built up and so is the only reason of it being viral. Read More:  Download Cut The Rope for PC…
  • Pou for PC (Windows 7/8/XP)

    Shivam Srivastava
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Pets are a great way to keep yourself busy when doing nothing and everybody wants to have pets, however you will soon find it a cumbersome task to physically manage things out for your Pets. Well, in that case you must opt for having a virtual pet, such as on your phone or on PC. Yeah! It is possible using an app called ‘Pou’. Pou is a pet application which cannot be completely described as an app; after all it will let you play with it. Read more:   Download Cut The Rope for PC Pou confines an alien character as a pet, which at first sounds hell amazing as you are now an owner of a so…
  • Why Smartwatches Aren’t Going To Change Your Life (Yet)!

    Aditya Shenoy
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    Smartwatches are the rage and every manufacturer has either entered or is gearing up for this race. After Samsung & Sony failed to tap this trend with their first generation products (that ran their own software renditions), Google created Android Wear — a unified smartwatch OS. The Samsung Gear Live and the LG G watch were the first Android Wear devices. The Moto 360, after months of teasing, has finally hit the shelves. Even the elitist Apple has unveiled the Apple Watch at the 9th September event. Smartwatches eliminate the need to get the phone out of your pocket or bag for…
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    Legal Office Guru

  • Reader Question: How to get footnote citations to show up in Table of Authorities

    Deborah Savadra
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:34 am
    A reader contacted me recently with a real puzzler: What to do when a citation in a footnote doesn't get picked up in the Table of Authorities. If you're having this problem, there's a solution. Click through for the details.
  • Easy-to-read file folder labels for trial exhibits using Mail Merge

    Deborah Savadra
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    The last thing you need to be doing during a trial is frantically searching for the right exhibit. Laying your hands on the correct document becomes a whole lot easier when they're in file folders marked with clear, easy-to-read labels. Here's how to use Microsoft Word's Mail Merge feature to transform your exhibit list into a set of labels with the exhibit number in large spot-it-from-across-the-room print.
  • Formatting Autocorrect Entries

    Deborah Savadra
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    If you've been working with legal briefs lately, you've probably typed "id." more times than you can count. Here, I show you a trick that one of your fellow readers told me about: having AutoCorrect turn "id." into its underlined form automagically. Click the link below or the title above to see the full illustrated tutorial.
  • 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…
  • 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.
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  • Sony Patent For Electronic Mirror Device And Electronic Mirror Program

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:32 pm
    An electronic mirror is really an electronic machine that works as both a TV set and a mirror simultaneously. In many hotels, it is seen that flat screen televisions are exactly placed right in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jaguar Land Rover Comes Up With Financing Programme

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    Sometimes, the users face difficulties regarding finances while buying the new sport sedan accumulating the desired features. Keeping this mind, the new Jaguar land Rover launches the financing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Set a Static IP address in Windows 8

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
    Setting of a static IP address on a computer is very essential as it allows your PC to have the same IP address every time you restart the computer. This is basically required if you are about to use... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Economy of State Reflected Through the Internet File-Sharing Patterns

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    Person to person file sharing in the form of movie files, music files, television show, book and other types of files has gained immense growth in the world of internet usage. Most often this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Google Released Android 5.0 Lollipop

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    After a long period of preview, Google has declared finally the launch of the latest model of Android 5.0 that will be called as Lollipop. Accessibility in different devices- This Android 5.0... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Innovation Point of View

  • The Case for Incremental Differentiation

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

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

    Paul Crowe
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    We spend a lot of time honing our concepts, making sure that the language is just right before going into a quantitative test. But how many of us have thought about how respondents (i.e., consumers) actually consume concepts? In this article, we’ll take a look at some R&D conducted by Ipsos InnoQuest that leveraged eye tracking to understand how consumers read concepts – and discuss the implications for when you’re writing concepts. Follow Their Eyes Without further ado, here are the results. What is shown is a “view order” analysis which indicates the most typical path which…
  • Location, Location, Location: Catching Consumers Where It Matters Most

    Brittany Calvert
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:26 am
    You know how it always happens that as soon as you learn a new word, you hear it everywhere? I mean everywhere until the point where you think to yourself, “how have I gone so long without knowing what this meant?” Lately, that’s how I’ve been feeling with a topic instead of a word. That topic is geolocation, and once I started to look into it, I’ve realized it’s EVERYWHERE – and with good reason! Today, most of us carry around personal tracking devices. No, I’m not talking about Minority Report: I’m talking about our smart phones. And while it may be scary to think about,…
  • Researching by Design: How does Research Fit into Design-Thinking Innovation?

    N. Munsey
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Earlier this spring, Newell Rubbermaid announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art Design Center in Michigan, joining an “exclusive club of design-driven companies that recognize design and innovation as a competitive advantage”. Design thinking and design-led innovation philosophies and methods have been gaining significant traction over the last few years , propelled by the likes of IDEO and the opening of the at Stanford. However, nothing says this has gone from the fringes to the mainstream like a manufacturer of curtain rods, trash cans, pens, food storage containers and…
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    Semiconductor Research News - New Publications

  • Audiological Devices - Global Strategic Business Report

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Audiological Devices both by value (US$ Thousands) and by volume (Thousand Units) by the following Product Segments: Hearing Aids (Behind-the-ear, In-the-ear, In-the-canal, & Completely-in-the-canal), Measurement/Testing Devices (Otoscopes, Audiometers, Impedence Analyzers, Hearing Aid Analyzers, & Others), and Cochlear Implants. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also,…
  • Silicon and Ferro Silicon - A Global Strategic Business Report

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Silicon and Ferrosilicon in Metric Tons. The report analyzes the market for Silicon by the following End-Use Applications: Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors, and Others. Also the report analyzes the market for Ferrosilicon by the following End-Use Applications: Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic…
  • Lead Acid Batteries - Global Strategic Business Report

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Lead Acid Batteries (Automotive) in US$ Million and Thousand Units by the following End-Use Segments: Original Equipment Market (Motorcycles, Passenger Cars, & Commercial Vehicles), and Aftermarket/Replacement Market (Motorcycles, Passenger Cars, & Commercial Vehicles). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.
  • 2014 Medical Semiconductors Report

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Medical electronics continue to drive demand for high performance semiconductors. We predict that this application market for circuits will grow from $4.1 billion to over $6 billion in the next five years. This report covers demand for semiconductors in the home medical electronics market, imaging market, and clinical electronics market. Market share for semiconductor suppliers is provided along with market share and estimated semiconductor spend by the diverse medical manufacturing industry.
  • Antennas for Systems and Devices: Technologies and Global Markets

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The global antenna market reached $14.2 billion in 2013 and $15.1 billion in 2014. This market should grow to $19.9 billion in 2019, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7% from 2014 to 2019. This report provides: An overview of the global market and technologies for antennas for systems and devices; Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013, estimates for 2014, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2019.
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • Apple iPad Mini 3 announced! TouchID and new color included.

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    Aside from the iPad Air 2, Apple also announced the third generation of the iPad Mini. Called the iPad Mini 3, it features a 7.9 inch screen with Retina Display. Its still has the same 7.9mm thickness, and the same dimensions. It has almost the same specs as the second, but this time features the TouchID and Apple Pay. The iPad Mini 3 will go for $400 (P18,000) for the 16GB, $500 (P22,500) for the 64GB and $600 (P27,000) for the 128GB. You have to pay an extra $150 for the LTE versions. It comes in a new Gold color, to go with the current Space Gray and Silver. iPad Mini 3 specs: 7.9-inches…
  • Apple announces iPad Air 2. Thinnest iPad yet.

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
      Apple has recently announced the iPad Air 2. Christened the world’s thinnest tablet, the iPad Air 2 is only 6.1mm thick. It is powered by Apple’s custom made-for-iPad A8X chipset and PowerVR G6430 GPU. The screen has the same resolution as its predecessor, but features a new anti-reflective coating, reducing reflections by up to 56%. Other notable features include the TouchID fingerprint sensor, a F/2.4 8MP camera, and a second mic for stereo recording. The iPad Air 2 is available in Space Gray, Gold and Silver. For the WiFi version, the 32GB model will retail for $499…
  • Google announces Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Lollipop powered powerhouses.

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Together with the announcement of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google also revealed its newest addition to the Nexus line, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. The Nexus 6 is made by Motorola and it runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. It features a 6 inch screen with 2560 x 1440 resolution and a pixel density of 496ppi. The new Nexus is powered by a 2.56GHz quad core Snapdragon 805 chipset, 3GB of RAM, either 32GB or 64GB of storage, a 13MP main camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and dual LED ring flash, and a 2MP front camera. There are two front facing stereo speakers and a non-replaceable 3,220mAh…
  • Ekoplay Bluetooth Speaker review. Small Bluetooth speaker under 1K.

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:12 am
    The Ekoplay is a small portable Bluetooth speaker by Ekotek. It’s light, handy and more important, affordable. We’ve got one for review. Let’s see if it’s got what it takes. Review is up. Ekoplay key specs: 250mAh battery 3 hours playing time via Bluetooth, and 6 hours on line-in Built in microphone The Ekoplay is a small, egg-shaped upward firing Bluetooth speaker. It has a nice matte finish that has a rubber feel. Build quality is good. It’s solid, light and small enough for easy storage and handling, but doesn’t fit pockets because of its shape. You will find the play, forward…
  • Tweet and Win a #SmartLGG3 on October 17, 2014

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:55 pm
      LG Philippines and Smart Communications is giving everyone a chance to win a brand new LG G3! To join, just follow @LGPhilippines on Twitter and complete the phrase “Life’s good with #SmartLGG3 because________.” Don’t forget to tag @LGPhilippines. Here is a sample entry from their website: “Life’s good with #SmartLGG3 because I can now have a premium phone with my Smart plan. @LGPhilippines” We reviewed the LG G3 last September (you can read it here) and believe me, it is one heck of a smartphone. It comes with a 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 processor, an Adreno…
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  • My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q3 – 2014

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

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

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

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

    Jason Hennessey
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    At EverSpark, we believe in helping businesses understand SEO. That’s why we created this overview for one of the most talked-about SEO developments of all time—Google Penguin. Penguin is the code name for an update to Google’s algorithm that was released in 2012. It focused on the number and quality of links leading to websites, and was the first major crackdown on spammy links on the Internet. Whether you want to handle SEO yourself or just understand what your SEO team is doing, here is your complete guide to Google’s algorithm, the Penguin update, and our prediction for what…
  • ‘Golden Triangle’ Disappears As Search-User Behavior Evolves

    Dave Paul
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    A cornerstone of SEO has always been the “golden triangle,” the tiny, vaunted piece of real estate on the search engine results page (SERP) where users are most likely to notice your site. But new research shows that the golden triangle has lost its hold—and that users aren’t scanning search results the way they used to. The golden triangle was discovered as far back as 2005. That was when SEO researchers first used “eye-tracking” studies to create a heat map of the parts of the screen that a user actually looks at. Those studies showed that users start in the top left and read…
  • Ten Tips to Rank Your Law Firm Higher on Google

    Jason Hennessey
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    How does your law firm handle SEO? For many firms, getting ranked on Google has been an uphill battle, one made worse by SEO companies that overpromise and under-deliver. The problem is that Attorneys and firm managers don’t always have a working knowledge of SEO tactics, which means they end up relying entirely on the advice of their SEO agency—often without knowing what good SEO looks like. That’s why EverSpark created My SEO Blueprint – Legal Edition: Top 50 Tips to Rank Your Law Firm on Google. This in-depth guide shows your firm the top 50 steps you can take—with or without an…
  • Google Ditches Automatic Sign-Up for Its Social Network

    Dave Paul
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Google Abandons Google+ Sign-Up Requirement for New Google Accounts: — PCMag (@PCMag) September 22, 2014   The next time you create a new Gmail account, you’ll notice a slight change: you won’t be forced to set up a Google+ account with it. This is a big change. Almost since it was first launched, Google+ has been baked into Gmail and other Google accounts. In other words, if you created a Google account of any kind, you were automatically added to the social network whether you liked it or not. A lot of people didn’t like it.
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  • 10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning (IBM, AAPL, MSFT)

    James Cook
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:22 am
    Good morning! It's going to be a cloudy day in New York and London. Here's the weekend's tech news that you might have missed. 1. IBM has reportedly reached a deal to sell its chip manufacturing unit. The company said that a major announcement is coming alongside its Q3 earnings today. 2. Apple has removed all Bose headphones and speakers from its stores. It's likely linked to the Beats acquisition. 3. The CEO of Whisper has asked concerned users to email him. This follows a Guardian report that accused the anonymous app of tracking its users. 4. The British government has outlined new laws…
  • Microsoft Might Launch A Smartwatch In A Few Weeks (MSFT)

    Steve Kovach
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Microsoft plans to launch a smartwatch within a few weeks, Parmy Olson of Forbes reports The watch will reportedly have fitness-tracking capabilities, including a heart rate monitor. It'll also work with other mobile platforms, not just Windows Phones, Olson reports. This isn't the first time we've heard about a Microsoft wearable computer. Reports of a Microsoft watch began as early as April 2013. Tom's Hardware reported in June that Microsoft's watch will be focused mostly on fitness. Instead of a device that looks like other smartwatches we've seen, including the Apple Watch, Microsoft's…
  • WSJ: Marissa Mayer To Announce 'Refreshed' Plan For Yahoo On Tuesday (YHOO)

    Nicholas Carlson
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Douglas MacMillan of the Wall Street Journal says Marissa Mayer will announce a "new plan" for Yahoo this week. Yahoo will hold its third quarter earnings call this Tuesday. Citing a source briefed on Yahoo's plan, MacMillan says Mayer will discuss the following on the call: A change in acquisition strategy. MacMillan says Mayer will defend her decision to spend $200 million or so on "aqui-hires" — those deals where Yahoo bought failing startups in order to hire their engineering teams. After defending acqui-hires, Mayer will promise to do fewer of them — in favor of larger acquisitions…
  • IBM To Make A 'Major' Business Announcement Tomorrow

    Joe Weisenthal
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Here's a mystery! IBM just made this announcement: ARMONK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IBM (IBM) will make a major business announcement and separately release its third-quarter 2014 earnings results on Monday, October 20 at 7:00 a.m. EDT. Martin Schroeter, IBM senior vice president and chief financial officer, will host the company's quarterly earnings conference call on Monday, October 20 beginning at 8:00 a.m. EDT. The Webcast may be accessed via a link at Guesses? UPDATE: Bloomberg says IBM will announce that it's paying $1.5 billion…
  • Let's Take A Closer Look At That Ginormous Stock Chart The Bulls Are Clinging To ...

    Henry Blodget
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The excellent investor and commentator Barry Ritholtz recently published a long-term stock market chart. The chart shows what most students of market history quickly learn: Stocks move in distinct "bull" and "bear" phases that often last for decades: The big argument among market pundits these days is whether the market is still in the middle of the "bear" phase that began in 2000 (14 years and counting) ... or in the middle of a new "bull" phase that started at the financial-crisis low in 2009 (five years and counting). The bulls look at the chart above and point out that we moved sideways…
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  • Censoring bomb making websites: NO

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

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

    Keith Rozario
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    Happy birthday Malaysia!! Just how awesome is our country, that we celebrate an Independence Day AND a Malaysia Day, not to mention 2 New years day, (or 3 if you count Awal Muharram). So on that note, I decided to use my IT skills for the good of the country. To be honest, my IT skills have never been up to par, my day job is more managing/planning/documenting than actual execution of ‘real’ IT work. But it was good for me to dust of the ol’ programming fingers and learn Python to grab some publicly available information and make it more accessible to the less IT centric…
  • Is Malaysia’s Broadband slow–no it isn’t.

    Keith Rozario
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    Recently KiniBiz did a piece on Malaysian broadband speeds, and once again the hoopla about how Malaysian broadband speeds are slow arose. Kinibiz quoted an article from Asean DNA which stated that the average broadband speed in Malaysia was just 5.5 Mbps, while Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore had speeds that were double that (or more!) The report however was inaccurate, and I think there’s a need to address the hoopla, because this happens often. There was a report couple months back that said Cambodia had faster speeds than Malaysia, and I wrote a post addressing that. This time I…
  • A Techie’s view on the Law

    Keith Rozario
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Are some laws worth following–in other words, are some Laws so idiotic that they should be ignored completely? That sounds anathema, because we have a romanticized definition of the law, we define the Law as a broad general agreement a society undertakes, and the law keeps society from tearing itself apart. In other words, the law is so sacred because without it–we descend into anarchy, so ignoring the law is akin to promoting anarchy. But I’m not speaking of “The Law”, I’m speaking of “A law”, specifically an Act of Parliament. “The…
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  • In 2015, your finger will be the PIN to your credit card

    Alavi Wahid
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    In 2015, your finger will be the PIN to your credit card via - Credit cards have been around for a while and has not really seen much change from its original design. Yes, improvements have been made over the years to improve longevity and security but nothing substantial has hit the popular form of payment in a long time. Mastercard wants to change that, they believe that in the future, making payments will be contactless and effortless, all you will need is your finger and one of their cool credit cards. Mastercard partnered with a company named Zwipe that specializes on biometrics and…
  • Apple unveils the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

    Alavi Wahid
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    Apple unveils the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 via - In a not so surprising move, Apple today unveiled its new line of iPads at its event in its Cupertino HQ. The new iPads feature some upgrades from its predecessors and finally come with Touch ID. The announcement was long expected and generally left the audience slightly bored as the men on stage talked about bringing things like Apple Pay and Continuity to people, aspects gone over in detail at previous Apple events. iPad Air 2 Starting off with the bigger of the newly announced tablets, the iPad Air 2 is a crazy thin device coming in at…
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop: The Sweetest Version Of Android Yet

    Alavi Wahid
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Android 5.0 Lollipop: The Sweetest Version Of Android Yet via - Back at Google I/O, Google for the first time previewed the next version of Android and nicknamed it “Android L”. Since then people have been looking for “L” named desserts left and right to try and guess the new name. The wait is finally over though as the new version of Android is 5.0 Lollipop.  Lollipop is the most comprehensive change to Android since 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and brings with it a visual overhaul in Material Design, 64 bit support and a slew of other changes. Material Design is  move by Google to unify…
  • launches its Android app in Bangladesh

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am launches its Android app in Bangladesh via -, founded in 2012 by Rocket Internet Gmbh, the largest internet company outside the US and China, has now expanded to mobile marketing with the launch of its Android Mobile application on the 1st of October , 2014. Since its launch, Kaymu has evolved into a global brand and grown exponentially to become Bangladesh’s number one online marketplace.It takes advantage of the rapid growth of e-commerce in the country, with more than 500,000 people visiting the website monthly to enjoy its offerings. Kaymu provides a platform…
  • Nexus 6 & 9: A quiet unveiling

    Shahriar Emil
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    Nexus 6 & 9: A quiet unveiling via - It’s been a whole year since the Nexus 5 came out, and it’s time again for the next iteration of the Google flagship phone, the Nexus 6. The device was announced without much hubbub today through a post at, by Sundar Pichai, along with the Nexus 9 tablet. The new Nexus phone is made in partnership with Motorola, while the tablet is with HTC. Here are the specifications below, for both the devices. Check out the phone in this video: Not only is the phone a beast in terms of specs but also size, at a humongous 6…
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    Web Hosting Blog

  • File Lock Contention

    15 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    I’m sure that we’ve all experienced issues that deal with file lock (flock) contention. More often than not, within the Nexcess tech community, we see this occuring in Magento (typically the sessions files). As such, I figured I’d put throw together something that will allow you to troubleshooting what’s going on more efficiently. Firstly, lets […]
  • Three Of The Best Data Visualization Tools For WordPress

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    Data visualization and data journalism are becoming increasingly important to the modern media landscape. More data is available for public analysis than ever before. Data-focused journalists like Nate Silver and Ezra Klein have made a name for themselves with reporting based on hard-nosed analysis of empirical data sets. Both are in the early stages of […]
  • Is WordPress Right For Legal Blogs?

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Law offices tend to be fairly conservative when it comes to technology. I know some who haven’t changed their content management system for years. “If it works, don’t fix it” is a great philosophy, but wrestling with ancient content management systems is a frustrating and unrewarding task — it certainly doens’t encourage busy lawyers to […]
  • Addressing the Shellshock bug at Nexcess

    26 Sep 2014 | 1:36 pm
    All of our managed servers were patched for CVE-2014-6271 (the “shellshock” bug affecting the Bash shell used on most Linux- and Unix-based systems) on the September 24, 2014. As that was later found to be incomplete (resulting in bug CVE-2014-7169, or “Aftershock”), a second patch was applied today (September 26, 2014). If you’d like to […]
  • Protect Your WordPress Sites With Two-Factor Authentication

    24 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Heartbleed bug was one of the worst online security vulnerabilities in recent memory, allowing an attacker to read chunks of a server’s memory that might contain private keys, authentication credentials, and other sensitive data. In the wake of Heartbleed, it’s a good time for WordPress site owners to audit their security procedures and implement […]
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    Hardware BBQ

  • Gigabyte VGA cards are officially available in India

    The Sorcerer
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Better late than never. Among existing GPU players like Asus, Sapphire, XFX and Zotac, Gigabyte VGA officially made its announcement that its GPUs will be available here. This is something that we’ve already pointed it out earlier before noticed it. How well they do it is something remains to be seen. As always, we’ll review Gigabyte GPUs just like how we always do with other hardware. The distribution is handled by Ingram Micro, but the service is handled by Accel Frontline. Gigabyte assured in its press release that it GPUs carry 3-year warranty period. Edit (14.10.2014): I…
  • Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB SSD Review

    The Sorcerer
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB SSD- an SSD with the “HyperX” branding after a very long time. The last Kingston HyperX series SSD was HyperX 3K. Other than that, Kingston have been releasing few V series SSDs here and there. So, we should expect good ‘mainstream’ performance now that it comes with HyperX, or so we would like to think. Afterall, that’s the idea of having  series within the branding to differentiate between the products. But many things changed. Those were the times practically every flash NAND centric brand that doesn’t make its own NAND or controller was slapping…
  • CM Storm Resonar in-ear gaming earphone Review

    6 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    CoolerMaster renowned for their cooling products have also been launching products for the gaming audio market. Their headsets – CM Sonuz, CM Pulse-R and CM Sirius have all received positive reviews over here. Now we have a look at the newest gaming IEM – The CM Storm Resonar. The Resonar has a unique feature which they call the ‘Bass FX’ switch. The bass switch claims to be able to tune the bass for a heavier or flatter response which is done by adjusting the position of the magnet which impacts the lower end frequencies. This enables you to do a hardware level tweak…
  • CM Elite 130 mini-ITX PC Case Review

    The Sorcerer
    5 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    Thanks to mini-ITX motherboards, AIO coolers and low-profile CPU coolers, modular/semi-modular power supplies and even SSDs, case manufacturers can make significantly smaller-yet-space efficient case designs. CM Elite 130 is a case that meant to be small and compliment the mini/low profile components that it can house within. One has to be honest, case makers tend to keep such cases up for a premium price. Its another story when such premium could be justified. BitFenix made Colossus mATX- a pretty large case, but still something you’ll love to keep on your desk rather than hide it away…
  • CM Storm Novatouch TKL Keyboard Review

    The Sorcerer
    5 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    CM Storm hardware made a very good impression- from its performance to its built quality. I’ll be honest, CM Storm tend to be under-rated products, hidden away below piles of similar products made by other brands. CM made an impression that they listen to people’s feedback. That’s the impression that I’ve got from Rapid-i mechanical keyboard. …and then comes CM Storm Novatouch TKL. CM states that this keyboard will provide the ultimate typing experience. These keyboards don’t use mechanical keys, rather something that CM calls it as ‘exclusive hybrid capacitive…
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    Create Your Next Customer

  • 3 Ways to Leverage Earned Media for Marketing

    Beyond PR
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Earned media mentions are the golden ring for many PR programs.  Getting great coverage in a key publication remains a key objective for many public relations campaigns and with good reason – traditional media outlets continue to wield outsize influence despite flagging revenues and diminished paid subscribers. News coverage garners attention, fuels social amplification, builds brand credibility and as it so happens, influences buyers. Earned media mentions have real utility for brands beyond PR’s clip book. When a prospect is in the discovery phase, they’re open to a broad scope of…
  • Measuring Content Marketing ROI a Challenge for Many BtoB Marketers

    Winnie Ng Schuchman
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Marketers are churning out more content marketing than ever, but measuring the ROI of their programs continues to be a challenge for many btob marketers. According to a new study released by the Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Profs, only 21% of btob marketers are successful at tracking ROI on their content marketing programs.  Interestingly, the ROI effectiveness goes up to 35% for marketers who have a documented content marketing strategy. (Yet another reason to have a documented content marketing strategy and plan.) Despite these challenges around measurements, content marketing…
  • How Electronics Engineers Consume Content Infographic Series: Online Training and Education

    Carly Cohen
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    To learn more about how electronics engineers consume content, please contact us for the full UBM Tech 2014 Content Consumption research report.
  • 3 Ways to Use Data to Improve Future Campaign Results

    Beyond PR
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    When measuring campaign results, the most important metric is ultimately the business outcome.  However, assessing program analytics measuring the relative success of campaign elements can reveal important details about performance.  Additionally, savvy communicators can use conclusions from these analyses to improve the results of future campaigns. Individual message performance, whether we’re talking about press releases, blog posts or even social media updates, can reveal important information about audience preferences and the effectiveness of a specific message. Views:  The overall…
  • Good News: 86% of BtoB Marketers Now Use Content Marketing

    Winnie Ng Schuchman
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    Bad News: Only 35% have a Documented Content Strategy The majority of b-to-b marketers are using content marketing, with 48% saying they have a content marketing strategy but don’t document it, and only 35% have a documented strategy according to a new study released by the Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Profs. The annual study, “2015 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends,” was based on an online survey of more than 1,800 North American b-to-b marketers, conducted in July and August. The results are a sign that many of us b-to-b marketers still have…
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    What's On My PC

  • You Can Pre-Order The HTC Nexus 9 At Amazon

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    You have probably seen all of the recent hype on the Google Nexus products. The Nexus that is catching my eye is the Nexus 9 featuring Android’s new OS called Lollipop. At a glance the Nexus 9 features an 8.9” IPS LCD display with 4:3 aspect ratio constructed from Gorilla Glass 3; 1536 x 2048 […]
  • A Geek Squeak of the Week – Android 5.0 Lollipop Quick Look! (by Android Authority)

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Android 5.0 “Lollipop” is a version of the Android mobile operating system developed by Google. Unveiled on June 25, 2014, the operating system will be first made available in November 2014 for selected devices that run distributions of Android that are serviced by Google, including Nexus and Google Play edition devices…. source: Wikipedia Here is a […]
  • FREE Windows Desktop Vector Alarm Clocks

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    Originally posted on What's On My PC:Just when I think I have found every type of clock software on the internet I come across another find, called Vector Clock, to add to my collection. Today I am excited to bring to you, not just one clock, but a collection of FREE vector alarm…
  • A Tool To Automatically Rename Photos By The Date (and Time) They Were Shot

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Face it, with today’s smartphones and digital cameras it is next to impossible to manage our photo collections due to the countless number of photos we shoot. Typically when our electronic devices produce images they use their own default file naming conventions to save the file. I personally like to have some organization to my […]
  • Where To Watch For Daily FREE Android Apps

    15 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Daily I visit Amazon’s AppStore For Android to look for their Free App of the Day and have managed to acquire a nice collection of some very good apps. To Get Started, you have to set up an Amazon account and download the Amazon Appstore app to take advantage of the free offerings. Another daily […]
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina technology and business news

  • Action-Packed Murder Mystery “OBX” Joins KDP Select Program for Amazon Kindle

    David Menzies
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    Exclusive Availability Follows Release of Two All-New KindlesOUTER BANKS, N.C. -- The action-packed murder mystery “OBX” is now available exclusively for the Amazon Kindle, including the newly released 7th generation of Kindle: Kindle Voyage, Amazon’s most advanced e-reader ever, and the new $79 Kindle, with a 20 percent faster processor, twice the storage and new touch interface. OBX follows North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agent and troubled mother-of-three Michael Francis as she battles personal demons and real-life danger to solve a brutal politically charged murder case…
  • Percona Announces Percona Live London MySQL Conference 2014 Program Schedule, Keynotes, and Sponsors

    David Menzies
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:29 am
    DURHAM, N.C. -- Percona, the company that makes MySQL faster and more reliable, has announced the program schedule, keynote speakers, sponsors, and a special community dinner for Percona Live London MySQL Conference 2014. Percona Live London MySQL Conference 2014, one of the most popular MySQL events in Europe, will take place November 3-4 at the Millennium Gloucester Conference Center. Sponsorship opportunities for the conference are still open, and a registration discount of £25 (using promo code "LastChance") is available until October 27, 2014."The Percona Live Conference is the most…
  • Toll Opponents Join Forces To Fight HOT Lanes and Other Toll Projects in North Carolina

    David Menzies
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
    CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Lake Norman Conservatives is pleased to host an event called “Stop the Tolls -- It’s Now or Never” featuring guest speakers of two citizen groups opposed to public-private partnership toll projects in North Carolina. The Charlotte-area group and the Raleigh-area group North Carolina Citizens Against Toll Roads will both be presenting at the Lake Norman Conservatives monthly meeting on Thursday, October 30th at the Galway Hooker Restaurant & Pub, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius, N.C. 28031. Everyone is welcome.      Widen…
  • Purchasing Alliance Launched for NC K-12 Schools

    David Menzies
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:24 am
    PITTSBORO, N.C. -- The US Educational Technology Purchasing Alliance announces the initial issuance of Request for Proposals (RFP) to create Master Service Agreements for all K-12 public and Private schools, Head Start organizations, and Public Libraries.  The RFPs will be available to vendors on Friday, October 17, and will look to aggregate statewide school technology purchasing power while streamlining the federal E-Rate application process and ensuring that eligible entities are in compliance with state purchasing laws.“USETPA contracts should help schools simplify the procurement…
  • Louisburg College Awarded $50,000 Grant

    David Menzies
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:22 am
    LOUISBURG, N.C. -- The Cannon Foundation has awarded Louisburg College a grant of $50,000.  The grant will help support renovations to the Music Wing of the Ray Hodges Fine Arts Complex.  “We are delighted to receive the financial support of The Cannon Foundation and their endorsement of Louisburg College through this award.  The grant will enhance facilities for our students in music instruction,” according to President Mark La Branche. The Ray Hodges Fine Arts Complex is named in memory of a former trustee of the College and lifelong Louisburg resident.  Earlier, the…
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  • Apple actualiza el Mac mini, pero todavía sigue siendo el Mac más pequeño y barato del lineup

    Domadis Cabrera
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    El Mac Mini, el más pequeño y descuidado ordenador de la familia Mac ha recibido su primera actualización en más de dos años, gracias al nuevo CPU Intel. Bueno, al menos nuevo para el Mac Mini. El Mac Mini básico comienza con precio de 499 dólares y cuenta con un procesador Intel Core i5 de doble núcleo a 1.4GHz y de cuarta generación, 4GB de memoria RAM, un disco duro de 500GB a 5400 RPM e Intel HD Graphics 5000. Esa configuración de hardware coloca al nuevo Max Mini muy cerca de las configuraciones básicas del iMac de 21.5 pulgadas y del MacBook Air de 11.6 pulgadas, aunque el…
  • Apple presenta su nuevo iMac de 27 pulgadas con Pantalla Retina de 5K

    Domadis Cabrera
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Hoy, 16 de Octubre Apple subió al escenario en California para anunciar las nuevas versiones del iPad Air y del iPad mini, pero también presentaron un nuevo iMac con pantalla Retina 5K. Apple anunció oficialmente el nuevo iMac Retina Display 5K, que cuenta con la misma estética de diseño de la generación anterior iMacs, pero añadiendo al mismo tiempo un montón de nuevas características, características que la gente había estado pidiendo desde hace bastante tiempo. El nuevo iMac cuenta con una pantalla que ofrece 14.7 millones de píxeles, y que Apple ha decidido llamar pantalla…
  • Échale un vistazo al video introductorio del iMac Retina 5K Display

    Domadis Cabrera
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    Con una impresionante pantalla Retina 5K, y con procesadores más rápidos y más potentes, el último todo-en-uno de Apple ahora cuenta con una pantalla inmejorable. El siguiente, es el clásico vídeo introductorio de Apple y destaca las principales características del nuevo iMac Retina 5K, a la vez que se muestra como el fotógrafo profesional Bryce Duffy saca partido de ellas. Échale un vistazo al video introductorio del iMac Retina 5K Display apareció originalmente en Applediario, en fecha 2014/10/16. Sin comentarios | Compartir en Facebook | Enviar por correo | Agregar a…
  • ¿Te perdiste la keynote de ayer? Ya puedes ver el video completo en HD

    Domadis Cabrera
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    Si ayer te perdiste el evento de presentación del iPad Air 2 y el iPad mini 3, el vistazo a las funcionalidades de “Continuidad” de OS X Yosemite y la introducción del iMac con pantalla de Retina de 5K, la buena noticia es que ahora puedes ver el vídeo completo del evento, ya sea desde la web de Apple o descargando el vídeo en HD desde iTunes. Puedes ver el vídeo desde la web de Apple haciendo clic aquí. O puedes ir al podcast de vídeo de Apple y descargar de forma gratuita el vídeo en alta definición (HD) en la sección de “Keynotes” de Apple. El vídeo tiene…
  • Los chinos se vuelven locos con el iPhone 6 y el iPhone 6 Plus

    Domadis Cabrera
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:04 am
    Para Apple, conseguir la aprobación normativa del iPhone 6 y el iPhone 6 Plus se convirtió en una trabajo más duro de lo esperado en China, al menos a través de los canales oficiales. Pero desde hoy el iPhone 6 y el iPhone 6 Plus están oficialmente disponibles para pre-orden en China. Y llegarán a las tiendas el próximo viernes, 17 de octubre. “Estamos encantados de traer el iPhone 6 y el iPhone 6 Plus a nuestros clientes en China con las tres compañías desde el lanzamiento”, dijo Tim Cook en un comunicado oficial de Apple. “Con soporte para TD-LTE y FDD-LTE, los…
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  • Architee

    7 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    Check out my new t-shirt brand, Architee.The idea for Architee was inspired by my father, an architect himself.The premise of Architee is simple; premium quality t-shirts with architecturally inspired prints. Our tees are of the highest quality, made from pre-shrunk 100% ring-spun cotton. They are seriously soft and the fit is both fashionable and comfortable. The prints are all architectural sketches, and there are some truly brilliant ones. The design is printed on the tee using DTG (direct to garment printing), to give the best balance of print quality and longevity. These tees are perfect…
  • 10 Years Of Earth Weather From Space In 3 Minutes

    29 Sep 2013 | 3:52 pm
    The NASA GOES-12 satellite (GOES stands for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites) took her last images of Earth on August 16, after 3,788 days monitoring our weather.In order to celebrate the decommission of this satellite, NASA has created a 3 minute video encompassing 10 years of Earth's weather patterns. The satellite witnessed such memorable events as the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season that birthed Katrina (starting about 40 seconds into the video) and the devastating series of blizzards during the winter of 2009-2010, starting about 2 minutes in.Check out the mesmerizing…
  • The Death Of The iPod

    29 Sep 2013 | 3:34 pm
    It was once the must have of gadgets, Apple's almighty creation. Although judging by the steady decline of sales, the end is near for the once great MP3 players, led by the mighty iPod.iPod sales have been steadily declining since their peak at 22.7 million in December 2008, and analysts estimate another 7.2 percent drop over the quarter that just ended. Apple still commands 70 percent of the MP3 player market, but it's clear that other mobile devices, namely smartphones and tablets, can do the job of an MP3 player (while performing a myriad of other functions, too).If you look at Apples…
  • Monteverde One Touch Stylus Review

    29 Sep 2013 | 3:32 pm
    When the iPhone was first released, Steve and the gang were pretty adamant about how direct interaction with the screen through your fingers provided a much better experience than other touchscreen devices that required a stylus.However, despite Apple’s claims that you don’t need one, manufacturers quickly started churning out iPhone compatible styluses that are now of course compatible with Apple’s newest toy: the iPad. So I decided to test this out. After doing some market research I found that Monteverde's One Touch Stylus was the one of the best out there, read on to see how it…
  • What Traveling Around the World Looks Like in 1 Minute

    29 Sep 2013 | 3:30 pm
    Rick, Tim and Andrew, three ordinary guys, decided to take a trip of a lifetime: 11 countries in 44 days. 18 flights and 38,000 miles later they have three 1-minute videos showing what life is like around the world.They recorded everything off two cameras and ended up with over a terabyte of footage which they cut, mixed and matched into an awesomely seamless blend of every notable place they've been.They broke down their trip into three parts: Move, which shows them walking around, Eat, which shows the delectable food they ate, and Learn, which shows all the amazing things they did.Three…
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  • How to save energy by using LED lights

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    LED lights are used in industry, home, outdoor and other applications for efficient and energy saving lighting. When compared to the luminaries that are traditionally used, such as incandescent and fluorescent lighting, LED lights have significantly higher efficiency and energy saving properties. They can save more than eighty percent of electricity costs. They also have long life and heavy duty performance.Why are LED luminaries energy efficient and reliable?LEDs are energy efficient and power saving because of their construction and operating system. Incandescent lights are highly…
  • MUST-SEE: Stephen Colbert and Neil Young Sing ‘Who’s Gonna Stand Up?’

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    Neil Young and “Crazy Host,” aka Stephen Colbert, performed a duet version of Young’s newenvironmental song “Who’s Gonna Stand Up? (and Save the Earth)” last night on The Colbert Report.The Colbert Report Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Colbert Report on FacebookWith Colbert playing his usual straightman role dressed in a suit and tie, in contrast to Young’s sweatshirt emblazoned with the word “Earth,” the duo strummed acoustic guitars while Colbert contributed some distinctly non-environmentally friendly lyrics, impersonating a climate…
  • The Seattle Mariners Swing for the Fences with Solar

    Guest Post
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    Healthy Planet Partners, LLC (HPP), a Clean Energy Solutions Fund that finances, implements and maintains distributed energy and energy efficiency projects that optimize performance in commercial buildings, and Kyocera Solar, Inc. announced today the completion of a solar rooftop and carport system at the Seattle Mariners Spring Training facility in Peoria, AZ.  HPP developed and financed the project with partner Kyocera Solar which provided engineering and project management support as well as acting as a finance partner.  By doing so, Kyocera lowers the risk and the associated cost of…
  • Plug-In Electric Vehicles to Talk to Electric Companies via the Cloud

    Guest Post
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Ford Motor Company will join seven global automakers this week for a first-ever test of technology that will allow utility companies to communicate with plug-in electric vehicles via the cloud, an advancement that would help manage energy use and improve the efficiency of the power grid.The automakers are collaborating with the Electric Power Research Institute, leading utility companies and Sumitomo Electric to develop a two-way communication platform that would allow plug-in electric vehicles from all participating manufacturers   with their varying technologies   to work with power…
  • New Tesla Another Milestone for Visionary Elon Musk

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:26 am
    Did you see the new Tesla?It has autopilot that can park the car in your garage for you, with you out of the car. It observes speed limits and curves, puts a defensive cocoon of sensors around you to avoid incoming obstacles, switches lanes automatically and allows you to summon the car to the curb. You can sync the car with your calendar so it pulls the car to the front of the house every morning at a certain time with your music preferences ready to go.They just set up a buy back program for the Model S all-wheel drive sedan so you can sell it back to them after three years for…
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  • Cool Websites & Tools – Virtual Windows XP, Detect The WordPress Theme, & Dropbox Encryption

    Mark O'Neill
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:31 pm
    VirtualXP – since there are no more security updates from Windows, Windows XP is now under threat of harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. To allow users to keep running applications and accessing data on XP, FarStone has developed VirtualXP to convert an XP system to a Microsoft virtual disk. What WordPress Theme Is That? – is a free online tool allows you to easily detect what WordPress theme a site uses (including parent and child themes). Additionally, it will also detect what WordPress plugins are being used. Sookasa – is an encryption tool for your…
  • The Quick Guide To Web Hosting In 2014

    Dave LeClair
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Choosing web hosting can be confusing. There’s so many companies out there offering so many different options, picking can be a daunting endeavor. Not only do you have to consider the amount of actual bandwidth you’ll need, but you also have to think about the type of hosting that will work for your website. How is one to decide? We’ll make it easy for you: we found an infographic that will tell you everything you need to know about choosing the right type of hosting for your needs. Check it out, and let us know in the comments section if it helped...Read the full article:…
  • Where Do You Buy New Gadgets? [MakeUseOf Poll]

    Dave Parrack
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    If you’re a regular reader of MakeUseOf then you’re probably a geek. And geeks buy gadgets. Lots and lots of gadgets. Computers, smartphones, televisions, games consoles, power tools, and even drones (which most of you seem to want to shoot out of the sky); these all count as gadgets on which we spend far too much money. The question is, where do you buy new gadgets? Newsflash! Avast! Wins! To answer this week’s question please scroll down the page until you see the poll staring back at you. But first, we need to look at the results from last week,...Read the full article: Where…
  • 5 Games From The 90s You Can Play On Your Mac Today

    Matthew Hughes
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ah, the 90s. They were wonderful, weren’t they? Nirvana released Nevermind. People started to get online. Everyone was sure the impending Y2K bug was going to bring Western civilization to its knees. Those were the days. You know what else was great? Games. The 90s produced some of the most cerebral, innovative games the world has ever seen. And many of them can be played on a modern Mac. Are you bored of endless rehashing Call of Duty? Want to play something interesting and fun? Here are 5 of the best you can play on your Mac, right now. Sid...Read the full article: 5 Games From The…
  • Have A Zombie-Proof Shed To Protect You From The Zombie Apocalypse

    Dave LeClair
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:30 pm
    The zombies are coming! The zombies are coming! No, not really. But in the spirit of the Halloween season, let’s just say they were. Would you be prepared? What better way to hunker down and fight the zombie uprising than in your very own shed? Well, you’ll need to prep that shed, of course, and this infographic will show you just want you need to get it ready to keep you safe and secure. Check it out, and be a survivor. Via Click To EnlargeRead the full article: Have A Zombie-Proof Shed To Protect You From The Zombie Apocalypse
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • Microsoft Skips to Windows 10

    The Pit Crew
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Microsoft has officially announced that the next version of the Windows OS will be called 'Windows 10'. 10? What happened to Windows 9? The post Microsoft Skips to Windows 10 appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Windows 8 Or Windows RT Take Your Pick Windows 8, Windows RT and the new touch-centric Metro... Windows 9: The ‘Facts’ So Far It may seem a bit premature to start thinking... Another Windows 8 Preview Coming in June This week, Microsoft announced another step towards a final...
  • 3 Ways You Might Harm Your Solid State Drive

    Make Tech Easier
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:17 am
    3 things you should never do to your solid state drives. The post 3 Ways You Might Harm Your Solid State Drive appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Solid State Drives & Hard Disk Drives Compared As evidenced by the fact that SSDs are rapidly... 6 SSD Solid State Drive Optimization Tricks Many of you are now enjoying the performance of... 6 Useful Tips to Help Windows 7 Run Faster At this moment, you’re probably satisfied with how Windows...
  • Should You Preview the New Windows?

    Windows Observer
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Is previewing the new version of Windows for everyone? The post Should You Preview the New Windows? appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Windows 9 Preview on the Way Multiple reports suggest that Microsoft is preparing to release a... Windows Observer: 6 Touch Apps for the Windows 8 Preview Well we have arrived in the month of February... Another Windows 8 Preview Coming in June This week, Microsoft announced another step towards a final...
  • Crazy Cheap Windows 8 PCs

    Bob Rankin
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:49 pm
    The market is full of low cost Windows 8 PCs. Is there a catch? The post Crazy Cheap Windows 8 PCs appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Bob Rankin: Should I Buy That Cheap Inkjet Printer? While shopping for a new inkjet printer, I saw... Windows Guides: Enthusiasts Guide to Intel’s New Processors An Enthusiasts Guide to Intel's New Processors and the... Computers for Cheap Everyone likes to save money, including me. Check out what's...
  • Tips for Choosing the Best Printer

    Windows Talk
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Sorting through the seemingly limitless printer options to find the best for you. The post Tips for Choosing the Best Printer appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Bob Rankin: Should I Buy That Cheap Inkjet Printer? While shopping for a new inkjet printer, I saw... Bob Rankin: Buying an Inkjet Printer Inkjet printers are the workhorses of home and office.... Dodge Retort: PC Printer & “quality” should not be uttered in the same breath By John Dodge A couple of months ago, I...
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    Online Tech Tips

  • Download Entire Web Sites in Firefox using ScrapBook

    Aseem Kishore
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    Need to save a webpage or website so that you can view it offline? Are you going to be offline for an extended period of time, but want to be able to browse through your favorite website? If you’re using Firefox, then there is one Firefox add-on that can solve your problem. ScrapBook is an awesome Firefox extension that helps you to save web pages and organize them in a very easy to manage way. The really cool thing about this add-on is that it’s very light, speedy, accurately caches a local copy of a web page almost perfectly and supports multiple languages. I tested it out on…
  • How to Detect Invisible Users on Yahoo Messenger

    Aseem Kishore
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Are you looking for a quick way to detect whether one of your Yahoo Messenger buddies is ACTUALLY offline or just Invisible? Apparently lots of people would like to know how to detect whether someone is invisible or not! I only realized this because I’ve been asked about it over and over again! I’m still not sure why it would matter because OBIVOUSLY your buddy doesn’t want to talk to you otherwise they would not be invisible! But either way, I guess some people just need to know for the sake of knowing (especially guys and gals who want to know whether someone is avoiding…
  • How to View Folder Size in Explorer

    Aseem Kishore
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    Running out of disk space on your hard drive? Need to figure out which folders are taking up the most space? Previously, I had written about a useful program called TreeSize that you can use to quickly find the largest directories on a drive. However, it would be really nice if you could simply see the size of a folder while browsing in Windows Explorer. Instead, only the size of files are shown in the Explorer interface. Here’s what the normal Windows Explorer interface looks like  when in Details view: So if you want to figure out which folders are taking up a lot of space, you…
  • How to Move or Transfer Email Accounts from One ISP to Another

    Aseem Kishore
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:33 am
    Are you looking for a way to move your email account from Gmail to Outlook or Yahoo to Gmail? Outside of the major email providers, if you’re still stuck with your college email address or an email from your local ISP like Cox or BellSouth, switching to Gmail, Yahoo or is a good idea because you’ll get a lot more features, better security and more support. Also, some colleges and universities eventually shutdown student email addresses after a certain time period, so switch before you lose everything. You can try to perform a migration yourself and there are tons of…
  • How to Fix Internet Explorer has Encountered a Problem and Needs to Close

    Aseem Kishore
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Have you ever been browsing the Internet using IE happily until all of a sudden you get this horrid “Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close” error message, after which IE completely shuts down and you lose all of your tabs along with any forms you might have been filling out? Now that I use Chrome religiously, this has not happened to me even once, but it happened all the time with Internet Explorer. So for those poor souls still using older versions of IE, here’s a quick list of steps you can take to try and fix the underlying problem. The cause of…
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    Tech Spikes

  • Why Your Business Should Invest In Smartglasses

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

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

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

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    Ensure you are highly visible online with a digital marketing company. Consumers first turn to the internet whenever they need any kind of product or service. This means that you company needs to have a strong online presence and be easily found on the internet, and to achieve this there are internet marketing agencies that can help to transform your business. In recent times the internet has become an enormous, global marketplace. It is where consumers first look when searching for any kind of product or service. This now means that every business in every industry needs to go digital and…
  • Positive Effects Of Gaming Online

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Most people dismiss online games as just a waste of time and remark that there is nothing to gain from it. However, recent studies show that we learn a lot by playing these games and they are actually beneficial. Here are some of the important benefits. Encourages social interaction – Playing online games is less solitary than what most people think. Many games require two or more players to compete against each other. Moreover, many gaming sites contain features that encourage interaction among gamers via forums, chats and tournaments. When you play online, you have the opportunity to…
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  • Chevrolet previews performance concepts ahead of SEMA

    Scott Collie
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Chevrolet has revealed a set of SEMA showcars designed to highlight the range of personalization options available for new-car buyers. The SEMA specials range from a hotted-up Sonic hatchback to a blacked-out Chevy Impala. .. Continue Reading Chevrolet previews performance concepts ahead of SEMA Section: Automotive Tags: Chevrolet, Concept Cars, SEMA 2014 Related Articles: Chevy shows off a preview of what's to come at SEMA Chevy announces pricing and release window for 2014 Impala Chevrolet announces 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel Chevrolet releases details on the Spark EV Hyundai Veloster…
  • BYD outs world's largest battery electric vehicle

    David Szondy
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    When we think of electric vehicles, we generally think of conveyances down the lower on of the size spectrum, like cars, bikes and maybe even skateboards. But at this year’s American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo in Houston, BYD Motors took things in the other direction with the premiere of what it claims is the world’s largest battery electric vehicle – the Lancaster eBus... Continue Reading BYD outs world's largest battery electric vehicle Section: Automotive Tags: BYD, California, China, Electric Vehicles, Environmentally-friendly, Public Transport Related Articles:…
  • Astronomers use astro-comb to seek Earth-like exoplanets

    David Szondy
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Astronomers looking for exoplanets are using a fine-toothed comb – a fine-toothed astro-comb, to be precise. And just to make sure it works, the first planet they’ll be looking for is Venus. Developed by astronomers Chih-Hao Li and David Phillips of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the astro-comb uses a new spectroscopic device installed in the Italian Telescopio Nazionale Galileo in the Canary Islands that will detect the beclouded planet by its gravitational effect on the Sun as a test of a potentially valuable tool in the hunt for Earth-like planets beyond our Solar…
  • 2014 Small Compact Camera Comparison Guide

    Simon Crisp
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    After looking like they'd be consigned to history by smartphones and their increasingly able cameras, compact cameras are making a comeback. With bigger sensors, vastly improved image quality, and an array of new user-friendly features, they're once more able to justify their place in your pocket or bag. But which is right for you? Gizmag compares the features and specifications of some of the best small compact cameras available in 2014. .. Continue Reading 2014 Small Compact Camera Comparison Guide Section: Digital Cameras Tags: Cameras, Photography, Product Comparison Related Articles:…
  • Captain America Chopper from Easy Rider sells for US$1.35 million to become world's most expensive motorcycle

    Mike Hanlon
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:23 pm
    The Harley Panhead Chopper ridden by Peter Fonda in the 1969 "road movie" Easy Riderr sold today for US$1.35 million ($1.62 million including auction fees), more than doubling the price of the previous most expensive motorcycle ever sold at auction (a 1910 Winchester). "Captain America" will now sit atop our Top 100 most expensive motorcycle list, and we're predicting that it will be there for quite some time... Continue Reading Captain America Chopper from Easy Rider sells for US$1.35 million to become world's most expensive motorcycle Section: Motorcycles Tags: Auction, Collectibles Related…
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    Make Tech Easier

  • 4 Android Apps That Make Managing Battery Life Easier

    Bertel King, Jr.
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Manufacturers may not emphasize this, but keeping up with battery life is an ever-present part of using a portable device. Fortunately, there is no shortage of apps out there to make this job easier. Some track a single phone or tablet, while others sync across multiple. Here are four of the best apps available on Google Play for staying on top of your battery life.1. Battery GenieBattery Genie is the kind of solution that didn’t have much of a problem ten years ago. But now there are many people with the particular itch it scratches. This app can monitor the battery life of each…
  • How to Split Screens in Chrome with the New Tab Resize

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Sometimes, while doing research on the Web, you may want to refer to two (or more) websites side by side to compare the data. In Chrome, the only way to do this is to open the websites in multiple Chrome windows so you can arrange each window side by side. With Tab Resize, you can easily split the screen layout to display multiple tabs in one tiled view.How Tab Resize worksAfter installing the extension, you will spot the Tab Resize icon on the top right corner of the browser.Left click on this to choose the layout you want to apply on your tabs. The layouts are labelled as 1×2, 2×2…
  • Sandboxie: Run Windows Applications in Sandboxes and Protect Yourself from Malware

    Vamsi Krishna
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Every time you install software from an unknown source, are you worried that it might contain malware/junkware that could hurt your machine? To avoid this situation, one way is to run the application in a sandbox so it is confined to itself and can’t make any changes to the system. In this article, let us see how you can use a free application – Sandboxie – to run applications safely without any fear of infections.What is a SandboxSimply put, Sandbox is a controlled environment for executing applications or programs while isolating them from accessing or altering your…
  • A New Exploit Is in Your Browser Right Now – How to Protect Yourself

    Miguel Leiva-Gomez
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:25 pm
    When you talk on the Internet, you need to agree on a language with which to communicate. What if you want to talk privately? Well, there’s encryption for that. But just like any other sort of communication, you also need to have a form of encryption that you can use mutually with whomever you’re talking to. Since not all browsers use the same algorithms, servers sometimes have to retain compatibility with algorithms that can be quite dangerous. Google has just recently discovered an exploit that at this moment can affect millions of browsers worldwide that use such an algorithm,…
  • 5 Dropbox Alternatives for Linux

    Derrik Diener
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:25 pm
    These days there are dozens of personal “cloud storage” services. The most popular is Dropbox. A lot of people are happy with Dropbox; some are not. It’s not a terrible service, but it’s not for everyone. For whatever reason, finding an equivalent to the service is challenging. The reason? Not a lot of mainstream services offer a Linux client, so you’ll have to do a bit of digging. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the best Linux friendly alternatives to Dropbox to make your life easier! Check it out!1. MegaMega, the self-proclaimed “privacy…
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  • 15 Free Web Services And Tools To Monitor Website Downtime

    shabnam sultan
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    If you are a webmaster or a blogger making money from websites then you must be aware of the importance website uptime and downtime. You cannot monitor your websites round the clock. There are many tools and web services online…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: 15 Awesome Free and Paid Logo Maker Tools 8 Best Alternatives To Dropbox 15 Tools to Search for Perfect Domain Name Top 10 PayPal Alternatives 30+ Best Free URL Shorteners
  • 7 Best Free VoIP Software for Linux Users

    shabnam sultan
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:34 am
    Linux is a popular open-source operating system and if you are a Linux user and looking forward to some Voice over IP (VoIP) software so that you can make free or cheap calls then you are at the right place.…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Download 4Videosoft iPhone Transfer:All in one iPhone software Phone Disk free download registration code Download Free WinX iPhone Ringtone Maker TuneUp Utilities 2010 Serial License Key Free Top 8 Best Free VOIP And Video Calling Apps For Android
  • How To Make Your Mobile Phone Unreachable

    shabnam sultan
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    There are times when you don’t want to pick calls from people who are constantly annoying and bothering you or you might at times want to be unreachable to people via mobile! You may simply reject the call straight forward,…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: HTC Windows Phone 7 being spotted Download iOS 4.1 Beta 2(for developers ONLY) OS 6 already running on Blackberry Bold 9780: video leaked Future Checkin app for your iPhone HP Slate 7 Plus, HP Slate 7 Extreme, HP Slate 8 Pro and HP Slate 10 HD Launched
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Launched in India for Rs. 58,300

    shabnam sultan
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    Samsung has officially launched Galaxy Note 4 in India. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will go on sale on October 17, Apple is launching the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in India same day. One of the best thing…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Samsung Galaxy S III Launch On 3rd May Samsung Galaxy S III Already Has 9 million Pre-orders Worldwide Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Features, Availability, Pricing & More Buy Samsung Galaxy S4 in India Online At Low Price Samsung Galaxy S5 Official Accessories Revealed
  • Before You Toss Your Old iPhone, Know What Your Options Are

    shabnam sultan
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:34 am
    Sheer pandemonium occurs every year in which a new line of iPhones is released, so it comes as no surprise that 2014 followed the pattern. If you have already upgraded to a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and owned…Read more ›This is a post from: Techiezlounge Related posts: Convert Blog Into iPhone Or Android App (How To) Protect iPhone From Water Fix Battery Drainage Issue After Upgrading To iOS 5 Unlock AT&T iPhone Officially Without Losing Jailbreak Download RedSn0w 0.9.11b1 For Windows & Mac OS X
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  • Facebook stickers now on comments

    Tharun Venkatesan
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Facebook has now rolled out Facebook stickers for comments. Facebook had earlier enabled picture comments which gained popularity and now along with it you could use the same stickers used in chat on your comments. This would come in handy if you are too lazy to type or if yu feel that words are too mainstream. Stickers are a great way to comment for a few. Line messenger has always been boasting of its stickers and offered free sticker packs to attract users. May be this is a tidy way to have images on comments rather to have junk images from random source. This may also be a strategy to…
  • Get any youtube video made as GIF now!

    Tharun Venkatesan
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:09 pm
    GIFs have now regained popularity and anywhere we see, comments with picture, mostly they are GIF. If you are someone who constantly searches for GIF around the web so you could use it, or one who wants a favorite clip turned to GIF, you can do it now with atmost ease. No need for any software to e installed on your PC , download entire video from YouTube or any hard stuff. Just add “gif” to the YouTube url and you are done. All you have to do is select the time between which the GIF is to be made and TADA you have your custom GIF. Just prefix the word “gif” after…
  • Kingston Data Traveller HyperX 256GB hands on review

    Tharun Venkatesan
    9 Aug 2014 | 1:46 am
    What would be the average size of pendrives commonly in use? May be 8 or 16 GB? Kingston’s HyperX 256GB pendrive is a Bigdata in your pocket. It breaks the usual data capacities of pendrives to offer a whooping 256GB pendrive. As time grows, so does the amount of data we need to carry with us. Gone are the days of 1GB, 2GB or even the 8GB pen drives. Anyone who buys a new pen drive decides to go for a minimum 16GB pen drive today considering the very small price difference from the 8 GB ones. Kingston also has 1TB pendrives but not much affordable for all, but this one is to some. We made a…
  • Google+ rolls out premium features for its apps customers

    Tharun Venkatesan
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:03 am
    Google enhances its apps service by providing the users with premium Google+ features. Earlier some of the accounts have seen an option to preview the Google+ premium features. Now Google has announced that it is rolling out the features for all its apps users. The Premium features include the ability to host Hangouts in HD with 15 people in organization. Hangouts have always been there, but this 15 person HD hangouts will save time and money as claimed by Google. Also just a click on the calendar schedule or email invite takes you to the hangout. Google claims that with the premium features,…
  • Opera Max for Android : Save on mobile data bill

    Tharun Venkatesan
    16 Jun 2014 | 9:09 am
    Opera browsers have already offered compressed web browsing to save data, that actually reduces the volume of data downloaded. Opera Max app for Android is a solution that reduces the overall data usage on your device by routing all the non-encrypted traffic through their servers where the data is compressed. Opera Max technology is based on SkyFire’s Rocket Optimizer technology. Opera had acquired Skyfire in 2013. This technology compresses almost all traffic to your phone from streaming videos, web text and images. Music streaming is not very much compressed. To the maximum Opera Max can…
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    Science + Technology – Articles – The Conversation

  • Facial recognition is possible even if part of the face is covered

    Carolyn Semmler, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at University of Adelaide
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:55 pm
    You don't need to see the whole face to identify someone. Flickr/craig, CC BY-NDThe need to accurately identify people is important for security (and for not embarrassing yourself by hugging strangers). It was cited as the main reason for excluding and restricting the movements of individuals wearing religious head and face coverings in public spaces. A plan to make Muslim women wearing facial coverings sit in glassed enclosures at Parliament House has been dropped but the question remains: how good are we at identifying people from their facial features? A large body of psychological…
  • Copulate to populate: ancient Scottish fish did it sideways

    John Long, Strategic Professor in Palaeontology at Flinders University
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    So ... how 'bout it? Wendi Kelly/Flickr, CC BY-SAThe intimate act of copulation is old – very old. In fact, it first evolved in ancient armoured placoderm fishes called antiarchs 385 million years ago. Fossils of the antiarch Microbrachius dicki show males with large bony L-shaped claspers for transferring sperm, whereas females bore small paired bones to help dock the male organs into position. These discoveries, published today in the journal Nature, represent the first appearance of sex involving copulation in vertebrates (back-boned animals). It’s also the first time in…
  • Under the volcano: predicting eruptions and coping with ash rain

    Mirzam Abdurrachman, Lecturer at Department of Geology, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology at Bandung Institute of Technology
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Sumatra volcano Sinabung has been releasing hot ash and gravel in the past week. EPA/DEDY SAHPUTRALiving alongside active volcanoes in places like Japan, the Philippines and especially Indonesia can be uncomfortable. Around half a billion people in the world live near high-risk volcanic eruption areas. Of 829 volcanoes in the world, 129 of them, or around 15.6%, are located in Indonesia. It’s scary to have to constantly wonder when an eruption will start or end. Just recently, the Sinabung volcano in Sumatra, Indonesia, has been coughing up hot ash. People living near the volcano are…
  • See one of the year's best meteor showers, thanks to Halley's comet

    Jonti Horner, Vice Chancellor&#39;s Senior Research Fellow at University of Southern Queensland
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Meteors streak outwards from the top of Orion's head as seen in 2012 from central Victoria. Phil Hart, CC BYAs Earth orbits the sun, it continually ploughs through dust and debris left behind by passing comets and asteroids. On any night of the year, a keen-eyed observer might see five, or even ten, meteors (shooting stars) per hour. But over the next week, that number will rise markedly, as Earth moves through the centre of a stream of debris left behind by the most famous of all comets, comet 1P/Halley. Most meteor showers have a short, sharp maximum that is best observed over a single…
  • Australian rock art is threatened by a lack of conservation

    Paul S.C.Taçon, Chair in Rock Art Research and Director of the Place, Evolution and Rock Art Heritage Unit (PERAHU) at Griffith University
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Many threats – the lower paintings at this site at Malarrak in Arnhem Land are being removed by feral animals rubbing against the wall. Paul Tacon, Author providedAustralian rock art is under threat from both natural and cultural forces impacting on sites. But what saddens me the most is that there is so much government lethargy in Australia when it comes to documenting and protecting Australia’s rock art. The Weekend Australian reported that 1,700 engraved boulders were removed to make way for the North West Shelf gas plant on Western Australia’s Burrup Peninsula in the early 1980s…
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  • Online Shopping Creates a Paradigm Shift For Mobile Shoppers

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Mobile phones have ushered in a new trend in this gadget crazy world. With changing technology, mobile phones are also witnessing a drastic change at an alarming rate. The changing technology and the craving for better mobile phones have created a substantial demand for newer mobile phones. To meet this demand many mobile phone manufacturing […]
  • Google announces Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet with the all new Android 5 Lollipop

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    Google is back with a blast by bringing the next gen Android OS, the Android 5 Lollipop and the all new Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet. Google has partnered up with Motorola for the Nexus 6 and with HTC for the Nexus 9. The Nexus 6 has a 13MP rear camera with dual […]
  • Interview with Indrajeet Bhuyan who found the Vulnerability at

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    I am back with one more interview on CyberJunkeez. Recently, the popular technology magazine and website- came across a security bug found in their website. And the greatest news is this bug is not found by Digit’s security team but by a fellow Indian and security researcher named Indrajeet Bhuyan. Indrajeet is a class […]
  • Watch the Indian Super League (ISL) 2014 Live Streaming Online

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    11 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    Just a day left for the Indian Super League and football fans are high on their craze. The ISL 2014 will begin on the 12th of October with an opening match between Atletico de Kolkata and Mumbai City FC at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata. The series will comprise 8 football teams from 8 Indian […]
  • Importance of having an Employee ID Badge

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:19 am
    An employee ID badge has an essential role in a workplace. Almost all small or big size organizations today provide employee badges to their staff and co-workers. That is because, firstly, it preserves your identity everywhere and secondly, today creating employee badges are no more a tough job because one can create it easily at […]
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    Mind of Michael

  • Stereotype: Stereotypical Nonsense

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:53 pm
    What’s your stereotype? Whether you like it or not, you have been stereotyped at least once in your life. We as humans have a funny sense of individuality. We always want to be different, or better than the other guy. YES! I know we are different but in what sense? Ethnicity, race, religion, gender? Oh please! those are just what we perceive in our minds; “It all in your head”. Here is how stereotype works: When an event occurs more that once, we try to find some sense of correlation between these events, and if we are successful, we automatically assume with no…
  • The Human Mind

    11 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    The power of the human mind has been considered as one of the most powerful in our universe. Similar to just what many people claim, it’s consistently thoughts over issue. Simply assume and it will certainly take place – believe positive and also everything will certainly be alright. It coincides as awakening at the incorrect side of the bed, as well as the whole day complies with in addition to it – you being irritated, furious, worn out as well as every negative sensation or situation. Yet by awakening at the appropriate side of the bed, you wind up being efficient in…
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  • Harnessing Big Data to Develop New and Profitable Data-Driven Products and Services

    8 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Big Data has progressed to the point where it has become relevant and accessible to established enterprises.  While many tech companies have assets that can potentially lead to Big Data-driven offerings, unlocking and capturing that potential could be challenging.  Hubert Selvanathan and John Zuk, both Principals, outline four critical consideration that must be taken into account to harness Big Data. Click here to read more ...
  • Adapt or Watch Your Business Erode

    8 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    As the market becomes increasingly competitive, companies have trouble battling new entrants and sustaining a high level of success.  To stay in the upper echelons of the market, it becomes important to adapt.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, weighs in on the requirements necessary to stay ahead of the curve and outlines some strategies that can keep a company on top of the pile. Click here to read more ...
  • Wearable Technologies Could Make Manufacturing Immersive Hyper-Experience

    8 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The application potential of wearable technology is mostly talked about for entertainment or health and fitness.  However, it could also have a major impact on business environments as well, particularly in the manufacturing space.  Hubert Selvanathan, Principal, joins the conversation on the potential use cases for emerging wearable technology that will make manufacturing safer and more efficient. Click here to read more ...
  • How Wearable Technologies Can Transform Field Service and Maintenance

    8 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    While it is easy to see how wearable technologies can have an immense impact on the production line in a manufacturing environment, they can also be applicable in other areas such as maintenance, field services, and warehousing.  The opportunity for safer, more efficient processes in those fields is substantial.  Hubert Selvanathan, Principal, gives his thoughts on how wearable technologies can be effectively leveraged in the maintenance function. Click here to read more…
  • Capitalizing on Opportunities Presented by the Internet of Things

    8 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The Internet of Things is a hot topic at the moment and it comes with high expectations.  Tech executives who are positioning their firms to take advantage of the value creation opportunities created by IoT can be faced with a daunting task given the unknowns.  Bill Bien, Partner, and Hubert Selvanathan, Principal, help layout a road map and potential areas for consideration when building an IoT strategy. Click here to read more ...
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  • Could a Microsoft smartwatch succeed?

    Wayne Williams
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:59 am
    According to Forbes, Microsoft is preparing to launch a smartwatch in the coming weeks. Forbes says the device will "passively track a wearer’s heart rate and work across different mobile platforms". So the good news is it won’t be tied to Windows Phone which only has a tiny 2.5 percent share of the mobile market. A device that isn’t tied to the one platform is a very smart move for Microsoft. Apple Watch will probably be the device that propels smartwatches into the mainstream, but it requires wearers to have an iPhone. Android smartwatches connect to Android mobiles. If you switch…
  • BBC to fight censorship with a 'right to be remembered' list of articles removed from Google

    Jamie Hinks
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:26 pm
    The BBC will publish a list of all its articles that are removed from Google under the "right to be forgotten" law that was controversially implemented earlier on this year. Editorial policy head David Jordan told a Google-hosted public forum that the BBC thinks a number of its articles have been erroneously taken down and that in the "next few weeks" it will publish a list of the URLs that have been removed from Google. Jordan told the meeting that there should be more emphasis placed on the public’s "right to remember" and added that the BBC has already been told about 46 links to…
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Verizon) -- Unboxing and first impressions

    Brian Fagioli
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    There are many times when tech pundits are wrong about things. I remember thinking the first iPad was a disaster -- who wanted a computer that did not have a USB port for flash drives? The whole world apparently, including myself, only a short while after it launched. The same can be said about Samsung's Note line of smartphones. When the first Note launched, I thought people looked idiotic using such a large phone. I mean, talking on that monstrosity in public? You look like a loon, right? Wrong there too -- people loved it and the industry followed Samsung's phablet lead. Hell, the term…
  • Apple solders RAM into new Mac mini to block memory upgrades

    Mark Wilson
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    This week, Apple unveiled a number of new and updated products. The latest additions to the iPad range were the crowd pleasers, while the iMac with Retina 5K Display was something of a headline-grabber. Yosemite was expected, but the Mac mini refresh came slightly out of the blue. For anyone looking for a cheap way to get their hands on a Mac, it's a great starting point -- prices start at just $499. But you'd better make sure you select a model with enough RAM when you place your order -- Apple has taken steps that mean it is impossible for buyers to install more memory. The surprising news…
  • Avira 2015 offers optional Dropbox install, online product management

    Mike Williams
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:07 am
    Avira has announced the arrival of its 2015 product line, including Avira Free Antivirus, Avira Antivirus Pro and Avira Internet Security. The main highlight is a "superior" engine to improve PC protection, along with enhanced Android and iOS apps. A new Free Antivirus setup process now provides the option to install Avira Browser Safety, Avira SafeSearch, and even Dropbox. We found this isn't as annoying as it sounds, though: these offers open in a separate window to the program installer, and if you're not interested then you can close this and dismiss them all with a click. The 2015…
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    Tech Prezz

  • Samsung Chromebook 2 XE500C12-K01 up for Pre-order; Specs and Price

    David Robert
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Samsung has added a new chromebook to its portfolio. The laptop running Chrome OS comes with an Intel Celeron N2840 Bay Trail processor. Recently there was rumor that the company was working on Bay Trail CPU...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Sony reportedly working on Xperia Z4; Specs leak

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    You know Z3 hasn’t been out for that long but as a manufacturer the company keeps working and it seems like next version of its flagship is on work and not only that,  we...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Google releases New Android Lollipop Developer Preview and SDK

    Louis Jacob
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    Google announced its latest tablets and smartphone with Android 5.0 Lollipop. But users of old Nexus devices are eager to know when they will have a chance to taste the Lollipop. As you may...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Apple iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 up for Pre-orders in the US and EU

    David Robert
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    As expected, the Apple store is back up today but with something new in its listing for you. The company’s latest iPads are now up for pre-order and you can book yours right now with next week shipment. The iPad...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Pre-order Google Nexus 9 at Amazon for $399.99

    Sanjeev Krishnan
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    Google announced its latest Android tablet HTC Nexus 9 and many across the world might be eagerly waiting to get their hands on the device. And if you are one among them and wanna make...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
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  • BlackBerry Passport Smartphone launched in India at Rs. 49,999

    Himanshu Gupta
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    BlackBerry, the most popular smartphone company well known for its devices made for professionals, launched another device with a full QWERTY touch enabled keyboard. Blackberry Passport comes with a premium price of Rs. 49,999. Passport comes with a 4.5inch square touch display. Made up of stainless steel, it surely feels premium in hand. Powered by […]
  • Spice Fire One Mi FX1 launched in India with Firefox OS at Rs. 2,229

    Himanshu Gupta
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Spice, a popular mobile phone company in India, recently launched its first Firefox operating system based smartphone, Spice Fire One Mi FX1 at a price of just Rs. 2,229. Targeted to the people who are on the verge of switching from a feature phone to a smartphone. It comes with a 8.89cm HVGA capacitive touch […]
  • Gionee 1.5 Hexa Core GPAD G5 launched in India at Rs. 14,999

    Himanshu Gupta
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:33 am
    Gionee launches a new smartphone called the Gionee GPAD G5. At a price of just Rs. 14,999 it comes with HexaCore 1.5 GHz and will run Android 4.4 out of the box. GPAD G5 comes with a 5.5 inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720. Powered by a Six Core 1.5GHz […]
  • Spice Stellar Mettle Icon Mi-506 Review

    Himanshu Gupta
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Spice Stellar Mettle Icon Mi-506 is budget smartphone with metal build with 5inch display. So is it worth your money or not, read on to know more. Look and Feel The phone looks very much similar to HTC one because of the squarish rounded body. The phone has a metal build with some white plastic […]
  • Xiaomi Mi 3 Review: Amazing Value for Money

    Himanshu Gupta
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    Xiaomi, pronounced as Sha-o-mi, a new entrant in the Indian market has made consumers crazy with its pricing. Recently launched Xiaomi Mi 3 is the device which is making headlines these days and caused a serious threat to its competitors. Look and Feel Mi 3 comes with a aluminium magnesium body with a impressive 5inch […]
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  • Fix All Your Chrome Issues with Google Software Removal Tool

    10 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Software Removal ToolGoogle Chrome browser is being used by millions of people. The browser is fast and secure but is vulnerable to issues like any other browsers out there.Issues like unwanted toolbars, extensions, malware, site blocking and redirects are a few to start with. Google has realized that many chrome users are facing such problems and has finally decided to release a fix for it.What is Software Removal Tool?Google has now released a quick fix tool named ‘Software Removal Tool’ to help users with the above mentioned…
  • Get Unlimited Invite Codes Here

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.Ello is a new Social Network which is currently in beta stage and is invite only. The Social network boasts Adfree experience for its users.I just joined the network and am currently figuring it out myself, so I don’t have much to write about it. The site has a page where you can request for invite from the creators, but I was as impatient about it as you are I ended up finding a Ello Invite Code Generator website which churns out new invite codes everytime. The site uses some kind of a bot to generate new codes. Yet to find details…
  • Last Chance to Download your Orkut Photos and Scraps

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.As you are probably aware that Google is shutting down their age old Social Networking site Orkut. Orkut had a massive user base during its early years, but its users started migrating to other networks soon.The popularity of Facebook was a blow to Orkut. Finally Google decided it was time to let go of Orkut and focus on Google+.Hence they are shutting down Orkut on 30th September 2014. i.e tomorrow.If you want to keep all your old Orkut scraps and photos, this is your last chance. Currently you can export your Orkut photos to Google+…
  • Try BitTorrent’s New Secure Messaging/Calling App Which has Incognito Mode

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.bleep logoBitTorrent has been coming up with interesting new projects. Today am trying out BitTorrent’s new Secure Messaging service – Bleep. I had discussed about their BitTorrent Sync service last time.This new Application is currently in its Alpha stage and is available only on limited Platforms. It’s almost certain that none of your friends are on this new messaging platform yet. I tried out the application and found it to be quite fast. But the Alpha app has a few Force Close bugs.How Bleep works.The App works on…
  • HideIPVPN Review – A Provider Who Accepts Bitcoin Payments

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.This month I had the opportunity to try out another new VPN Service. The service provider is known as HideIPVPN, well the name speaks plenty about the service they provide.HideIPVPN provides their premium users with 5 country VPNs. Currently they have servers located in US,UK,NL,DE and CA. Along with the VPN service they also provide Smart DNS.For this review I downloaded and installed their Windows Installer. So let us get started with the actual review process.First of all the important FAQs.FAQs1. Does HideIPVPN keep logs?According to…
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    Semsons Tech

  • Hello world!

    28 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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  • Social Gaming points to a Changing Scene

    William Chambers
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:09 pm
    The phrase “online gaming” means different things to different people. If you ask anyone whose gaming is centred around a console then you can pretty much guarantee what their version is going to be. That side of the story is what we already know. But what about those other people taking our gaming name in vain? Who are they, and what do they have to do with us?OK, let’s do what they taught us in college and start with a definition of our key term: According to Andrew Rollings, author of Fundamentals of Game Design, “Online gaming is a technology rather than a genre, a…
  • iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 Reviewed, Compared

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Did you watch Tim Cook’s “lackluster” Apple Event keynote on Thursday? The considered opinion of the internet is that iPad Air 2 is still pretty awesome and, because the iPad mini 3 didn’t get the same upgrades, it sucks. Wait, what? When people talk about Apple and its products, you need to understand the lingo.The good people at Fortune in the voice of JP Mangalindan had the opportunity to go hands with Apple’s just introduced iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 — both now available in silver, space gray and gold.“What the iPad Air 2 lacks in sheer novelty, it…
  • iMac Retina 5K Ships Today, Mac mini Gets Fresh, too

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    As Tapscape previously reported, Apple has introduced and shipped the iMac Retina 5K. Though the company has gotten grief in recent years for ignoring its pro Mac customer base, the iMac Retina 5K is definitely targeted at those critical users.And, yes, Apple’s trashcan Mac Pro, released at the end of 2013, is also targeted at those folks, too. The one product Apple didn’t announce today that pros have been wanting for years is a 4K or 5K Apple branded display.Regardless, here we go. As is often the case when Apple redefines a product category — all in ones (AIO) in this case…
  • iOS 8.1 Ships Monday, Apple Trumpets Lagging Adoption

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    Monday, really? I had already written the headline “TODAY” and Craig Federighi went and changed it without even a moment’s consultation. So, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch fans and freaks, Apple’s first milestone iOS 8 update will arrive on Monday — welcome, better late than never, iOS 8.1.And, before Apple senior VP of software Craig Federighi did his iOS 8.1 dog and pony show, he gave the assembled media, blogger and Apple employee types an update on iOS 8 adoption. While iOS 8 adoption has stalled below 50 percent, that’s roughly double Android 4.4…
  • iOS 8 Adoption Still Hovers Below 50%

    15 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Unlike previous versions of iOS, iOS 8 adoption has stalled South of 50 percent. Generally speaking iOS adoption at four weeks has hit 70 plus percent and is rising. iOS 8 adoption has remained stubbornly low.What’s up with that?The whiners whinge about unprecedented problems in iOS 8 — really, what? Meanwhile, others cite a iOS 8′s (OTA) need for 5GB free space when applying the upgrade and lack of compelling features.Wired attributes low iOS 8 adoption to the notion that Apple’s latest mobile operating system update is is for nerds only (continued below).iOS 8 Adoption…
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  • Jumbo Dubai and Flipkart to launch YotaPhone in India

    Chethan Thimmappa
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    Jumbo Electronics, a leading IT, telecom and consumer electronics retailer and distributor in the UAE, has partnered with Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce marketplace, to launch the world’s first dual-screen smartphone – YotaPhone – in the subcontinent. Named as the exclusive distributor of Yota Devices in the Middle East earlier this year, Jumbo has successfully expanded the partnership to include new markets such as India. The highly acclaimed “always-on” premium Android smartphone, with a liquid crystal display on one side and an electronic paper display on the other, will…
  • 2 Easy steps to combat POODLE attack (SSL 3.0 website bug)

    Chethan Thimmappa
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:04 am
    There is a new vulnerability discovered called POODLE. Websites using SSL certificates which makes use of SSL V3 protocol are affected. For the end user it means websites where one sees the green color lock symbol in the address bar ( secured websites where data is encrypted and sent over secured layer, generally bank transactions) which uses SSL v3 are at risk. A team in Google has discovered this bug, where an hacker could read the data which is sent in plain text under SSL V3. How to fix or protect yourself from POODLE attack? Server side You can check if a given website is affected by…
  • Top 3 well known automobile blogs in India

    Chethan Thimmappa
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:40 pm
    At Chaaps, we mostly cover  latest tech stories and happenings in technology industry. Starting today we will also be covering the news connected to automotive.     Today we are listing the top brands in India which covers the latest automobile news. 1. Team-BHP The oldest of all the available auto-portals in India.  Team-BHP started like a forum and now has a huge  dedicated automobile fans. It mostly covers news related to Cars. Exclusive reviews , photos and community engagement are its highlights. 2. Carwale Carwale is an auto portal which serves as a discovery portal for…
  • Xolo Hive 8X-1000 Hands on + Unboxing

    Chethan Thimmappa
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:37 pm
    The all new Xolo 8x-1000 A Quick word… Hello readers, We got a chance to test out the all new Xolo device. The New Xolo 8x-1000 runs on latest android KitKat.The body of the device is attractive. The Glassy finish at the back side of the body catches everyone’s eye. I should give credits to the way XOLO has been packaged. The thin box splashing the XOLO logo, accessories coming in a stick like box. We have captured the unboxing of this beautiful device in this video. Do watch! We are writing a dedicated post on the Xolo’s hive UI in our next article. Stay tuned!
  • Huawei is expected to launch Honor devices this week in India

    Chethan Thimmappa
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:46 pm
    As a part of its aggressive growth strategy for India, Huawei is all set to hit the market with a range of new Honor devices. It is expected to get launched in India this week. Stay tuned for more updates!
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  • This USB Flash Drive Size Gadget Is Actually a Full Fledge PC Packing a Quad-Core Bay Trail Processor

    mike chua
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:29 am
    today’s smartphones are essentially pocket-size PC and as such there are no reasons why a huge ass HDTV sets can’t be a PC too. well, in fact, it can – if you plug this Mini Bay Trailer PC manufactured by China-based Shenzhen APEC Electronic into your HDTV’s HDMI port. it may look like a USB flash drive or even a Chromecast-like device, but this little guy has the guts of a full fledge x86 PC and it cost only $110. packed within its nondescript thumb drive-like enclosure is an Intel quad-core Bay Trail processor with integrated graphics and backed by 1GB of RAM. it has…
  • Free Up Valuable Real Estate in Your Fridge by Hanging Your Cold Ones Up with BottleLoft

    mike chua
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    is your fridge space-starved and you often find that there is never enough space for your 6-pack? i guess that probably ranks among the top as the worst nightmare for men. well, with the BottleLoft, you can strike that off the list of things you have to worry about as a man. BottleLoft lets you free up valuable real estate in the fridge by hanging the bottles on the top of the refrigerator, leaving the space beneath for other smaller items, such as your left-over pizzas or whatever. we are not going to lie. BottleLoft is not going to be as effective unless you have a reasonably sizable…
  • Bracelet Charging Cable Lets You Wear It So You Won’t Forget to Bring Your Cable Again

    mike chua
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:21 pm
    most smartphone users would have a charging device or a portable battery along with them when they head out, you know, for obvious reasons. whether you have a USB power adapter or an external battery, you will need one thing: the cable and that’s where problems start to surface. stock cables are long and difficult to stash away in the bag, and worst, sometimes we even forget to bring them along, rendering the portable battery or charger useless. however, if the cable is part of your fashion i.e. becomes wearable, then it would eliminates those two woes and that’s exactly what the…
  • Gresso Titanium iPhone 6 Case Adds Bend-resistant to iPhone 6 with a Touch of Luxury

    mike chua
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    i know the case surrounding the much blown up #bendgate is pretty surreal, but then it strikes me that the risk is very real when i realized that i do, unknowingly, slips my Nexus 5 into my back pocket and sitting on it. thankfully, Nexus 5 is not thin enough to be susceptible to bending and even if it did, plastic is not as malleable as aluminum and so, i won’t know at all. anyhow, that’s a harsh truth that even a thin form case won’t save the day. enters the Gresso Titanium iPhone 6 Case, a case specifically tailored for iPhone 6 and crafted from grade 5 titanium. with…
  • Future MasterCard Will Feature Fingerprint Sensor and NFC

    mike chua
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:11 am
    the traditional way of signing to authenticate a credit card purchase at store front can be a hassle and not necessary the most secure way. understanding this, over the years payment companies have been trying to make things a little simpler. with Apple Pay announced last month, the Cupertino tech giant is the latest to join the effort to make payment a less painful affair. and now, MasterCard and Zwipe, a biometric technology outfit, has announced the launch of the world’s biometric contactless payment card. essentially, the same credit card you know and can’t live without, the…
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    APLINK - itsReal

  • Could this be the future of driving? – L

    12 Oct 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Could this be the future of driving? – Listen to this Tesla P85D purr
  • A Trip Down Memory Lane – Remember this?

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    A Trip Down Memory Lane – Remember this? The time when WIFI was first introduced to the world. People Went Crazy When Steve Jobs Demonstrated How WiFi Works Back In 1999
  • 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
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • Thomas Jefferson Quotes

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:59 am
    Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States.Born: April 13, 1743, United States Died: July 4, 1826, United States Awards: AIA Gold Medal Books: Notes on the State of Virginia, Jefferson Bible Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.Never spend your money before you have earned it.The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.Nothing can stop…
  • Apple launches iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    Apple has launched iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 on thursday.Both come with the fingerprint scanner and NFC technology. The iPad Air 2 is just 6.1mm thick.Other features on the iPad Air 2 include a graphics-supporting A8X chip that is two-and-a-half times faster than the one in the iPad Air. The camera has also been upgraded to an 8-megapixel iSight camera, and the device will provide up to 10 hours of battery life. The iPad mini 3 camera hasn’t changed much and remains the same as the iPad mini 2.For the iPad mini 3, Apple has kept the A7 processor with M7 motion co-processor. The iPad Air 2…
  • India’s ISRO Successfully Launches Third Navigation Satellite

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:42 pm
    INDIA – ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C26, has successfully launched IRNSS-1C, the third satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), on thursday (October 16, 2014) at 0132 hours IST from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. According to ISRO “IRNSS is an independent regional navigation satellite system designed to provide position information in the Indian region and 1500 km around the Indian mainland. IRNSS would provide two types of services, namely, Standard Positioning Services (SPS) – provided to all users – and…
  • Facebook Safety Check Tool

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:03 am
    Facebook has launched a new Tool which is named as "Safety Check". The Facebook Safety Check tool will notify your friends so that they know you're OK after a major disaster. In times of disaster or crisis, people turn to Facebook to check on loved ones and get updates. During a major disaster, Safety Check will help you: Let friends and family know you’re safe Check on others in the affected area Mark your friends as safe When the tool is activated after a natural disaster and if you’re in the affected area, you’ll receive a Facebook notification asking if you’re safe. Facebook will…
  • Facebook introduces Safety Check tool for disasters

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:14 am
    Facebook has launched “Safety Check” Tool to notify  your  friends so  that they know you’re OK after a major disaster. In times of disaster or crisis, people turn to Facebook to check on loved ones and get updates. It is in these moments that communication is most critical both for people in the affected areas and for their friends and families anxious for news. During a major disaster, Safety Check will help you: Let friends and family know you’re safe Check on others in the affected area Mark your friends as safe When the tool is activated after a natural disaster…
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  • I nuovi Nexus: ci siamo!

    Eleonora Teragnoli
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:12 am
    Grande attesa e aspettative per i nuovi Nexus: caratteristiche e informazioni al riguardo Stanno per arrivare. L’uscita dovrebbe essere prevista per le prossime settimane e, per tali ragioni, riporteremo di seguito informazioni e caratteristiche peculiari di quelli che saranno i nuovi Nexus. Nello specifico, ci concentreremo nella descrizione del Nexus 6 e del Nexus 9, modelli molto attesi da tutti gli amanti di smartphone, tablet e dintorni. Siete curiosi? Non perdiamo allora altro tempo! Passate a leggere i paragrafi che seguono e scoprirete insieme a noi quelle che sono le features…
  • X-Power Plus 3000 mAH, la recensione completa

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Conosciamo meglio il X-Power Plus 3000 mAH, e le sue interessanti caratteristiche. Grazie a Maiworld, abbiamo avuto la possibilità di provare un widget utility dalle dimensioni contenute, ma dalle en0rmi potenzialità. Si tratta sostanzialmente di un Power bank, con supporto per smartphone,  e speaker di ottima fattura, il tutto concentrato in un device di appena 12 centimetri di lunghezza, con base circolare di 3 centimetri di diametro. Scopriamo i segreti del X-Power Plus 3000 mAH Un design futuristico ed estremamente innovativo, grazie alle cromature di metallo (resistente scocca in…
  • Ecco come potenziare il 3G android

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    La nostra connessione è particolare: non si tratta di una tecnologia basata su un rateo fisso di concentrazione. Anche se abbiamo massima potenza, a volte può subire qualche scalo o semplicemente sparire per qualche secondo. L’importante è perciò massimizzare la potenza della connessione, ma c’è sempre qualche rischio da correre. Alcuni preferiscono scaricare dei programmi che spesso si rivelano dei malware, oppure questi corrompono il sistema. Il punto è che modificare un fattore così cruciale del proprio smartphone può in tutto e per tutto essere pericoloso. Vi daremo, però, un…
  • Un primo sguardo a Encryptr, il gestore di password di Spideroak

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    I password manager servono a molti scopi: memorizzano in modo sicuro i dati importanti quali le password degli account e spesso includono funzionalità di generazione delle password e usabilità come l’inserimento automatico delle informazioni di login sui siti web. Ma le somiglianze finiscono qui. Alcuni gestori di password vengono eseguiti localmente come programmi, altri sono integrati nel browser e altre applicazioni, e una terza tipologia infine sceglie di sincronizzare su cloud i dati tra i vari dispositivi. Non c’è nessun gestore di password perfetto che possa soddisfare le…
  • Trasformare le vecchie versioni di Windows in Windows 10

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    Ogni volta che viene mostrata l’anteprima di un nuovo sistema operativo possibilità, ci sono buone probabilità che qualcuno si metta subito al lavoro su un trasformation pack che cambia l’aspetto delle versioni precedenti del sistema operativo in quello nuovo. In passato abbiamo visto trasformation pack per una varietà di sistemi e, per esempio, è possibile trasformare le versioni correnti di Windows in Mac OS X Yosemite. Attenzione: La maggior parte dei trasformation pack modificano file sul sistema e installano nuovi programmi sul computer. Questo può portare a conseguenze…
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    Blogging Techstacks

  • 1 Uncommon Cause of Unknown SSL Protocol Errors in cURL

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

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

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

    Chris Mahns
    7 Jun 2014 | 8:19 pm
    I updated my OpenSSL Version Matrix post again to include the three new OpenSSL versions recently released. The matrix is now current as of June 7, 2014 with Perl code you can steal. I still use Tie::Hash::indexed in all my modules to order this hash in the order you see it in the post. Also, the Kindle edition of chromatic's Modern Perl: 2014 Edition is  available so grab a copy--it's a steal.
  • CryptoNark 0.5 Released

    Chris Mahns
    2 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    It has been a while since the last release but here's new version 0.5 of CryptoNark. New features and changes in this release include the following (but are mainly centered on certificate validation): Modifed DHE- cipher strings to note that they also support Forward Secrecy Added more OpenSSL version strings. This is now current to the most recent OpenSSL version CryptoNark will check to see if you are running 0.9.8l or less and warn that your version doesn't support secure client renegotation. The cert_info() subroutine has been modified to use the AES265-SHA cipher from RC4-SHA. This is…
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  • Adjusting Shipping Rate per Product

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Not all products are created equally. Some cost more to ship, and to protect your bottom-line you'll need to adjust accordingly.I want to let you know that if you have a large number of products all with different shipping rates this is not going to be the trick for you. But if you have a no more then nine products, or all of your products can fit into one of nine rates then these steps can help you out.For these shipping rates you are not going to need to setup shipping rules, but instead just use our Define Packaging option, on the right of the first Edit E-junkie Cart Shipping Rules…
  • Setting Flat Shipping for a Number of Items

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    How do you setup shipping based on the number of products your customer is buying? We'll walk you through it.Starting from the Admin page, you will want to click on the "Edit E-junkie Cart Shipping Settings" link on the right side of the page. Then, click Next on the page that loads.For this example, we are going to set shipping rates: 1-3 products at $5.954-9 products at $12.65 10-20 products at $17.90 (We chose these prices because they are the U.S.P.S. Flat Rate Box price for deliveries in the United States and outlying territories.) Read more »
  • Setting Flat Shipping by Product

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    Some of our merchants have products that can all ship for the same amount, maybe you are selling CDs and/or DVDs or maybe clothing. Our shipping does allow you to setup a flat rate so the buyer gets charged for each item they are purchasing. For this example we are going to charge a flat $2.50 for each item.Starting from the Admin page you will click on the Edit E-junkie Cart Shipping Settings link on the right side of the page.Then click Next on the page that loads, because you will not need the first page in the Shipping Settings. Read more »
  • Setting Shipping for All of the United States

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    Shipping in the United States can be tricky if you are not using USPS Flat Rate Boxes.Part of the reason for this is that most people only really think about the 50 States, and the shipping can be different outside the contiguous United States.E-junkie, being based in the United States, has certain settings based on the way things are set at the U.S. Postal Service.The United States, according to them, includes all the outline territories - Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, America Samoa and Wake Island.  Even when shipping within the United States, UPS or Fed…
  • 7 Questions with Jessica Cathryn Feinberg

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    I was lucky enough to have a chat with prolific writer and artist Jessica Cathryn Feinberg this week. This is what she had to say...Willy of E-Junkie: What is your current project? And is there anything you would like our readers to know about it? Jessica Cathryn Feinberg: My current project is "Fire Dragons & Other RareEmber Creatures." It's a 100 page field guide to fire creatures, a deck of matching playing cards, and other related projects. It's the second book/deck in a series of five I am doing (Water, Fire, Earth, Air, and Clockwork).Read more »
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    Savvy Chick

  • Diamond + is the first 3-in-1 Bluetooth Speaker

    Savvy Chick
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Yantouch introduced a new Bluetooth Speaker that not only just reproduces quality sound but also has smart light with 16 million colors that pulsates with the beat of the music. The speaker also has sleep/wake-up alarm feature with lighting and music. This new Bluetooth speaker is great for camping and parties. It can produce variety […]
  • 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 […]
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    Two Way Radios

  • What Comes with the Motorola RMU2040?

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Motorola RMU2040 Standard Equipment:     One UHF Professional Two Way Radio Model RMU2040 RMU2040 Battery – 2100 mAh 7.4V Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery (up to 12 hours of life per charge) – PMNN4434AR RMU2040 Charger – Standard Drop-In Charging Tray w/ Wall Adaptor – PMLN6394A RMU2040 Belt Clip – Swivel Belt Holster With 3.5″ Spring Clip – HKLN4510A Quick Reference Leaflet RF Safety Booklet Warranty Card & 12 Month Warranty The Motorola RMU2040 two way radio is a 2 Watt 4 Channel UHF business radio that operates on 99 UHF Business Exclusive Frequencies…
  • What Comes with the Motorola CLP1060?

    15 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
      Motorola CLP1060 Standard Equipment: Motorola CLP1060 UHF 1 Watt 6 Channel Bluetooth Two Way Radio 1130 mAh Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack – HKNN4014A HKLN4513 Single Pin Audio Headset w/ Push-To-Talk HKLN4512 Bluetooth Accessory Pod CLP1060 Belt clip – HKLN4438A CLP1060 Charger – HKPN4008A CLP1060 Bluetooth Accessory Pod Charger – HKPN4509A CLP1060 Owner’s Manual and Registration Card 1-Year Motorola Replacement Warranty Features: Push-To-Talk Button - Oversized, textured, and centrally located provides easy access. Clear, Strong Audio - 16 adjustable volume levels…
  • What Comes with the Motorola CLP1040?

    9 Oct 2014 | 10:46 am
      Motorola CLP1040 Standard Equipment: Motorola CLP1040 UHF 1 Watt 4 Channel Two Way Radio 1130 mAh Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack – HKNN4014A HKLN4455A Single Pin Audio Headset w/ Push-To-Talk CLP1040 Belt clip – HKLN4438A CLP1040 Charger – HKPN4008A CLP1040 Owner’s Manual and Registration Card 1-Year Motorola Replacement Warranty Features: Push-To-Talk Button - Oversized, textured, and centrally located provides easy access. Clear, Strong Audio - 16 adjustable volume levels make the Motorola CLP1040 easy to hear in any environment. Smart Status Glow - Color indicates…
  • What Comes with the Motorola CLP1010?

    7 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
      Motorola CLP1010 Standard Equipment: Motorola CLP1010 UHF 1 Watt 1 Channel Two Way Radio 1130 mAh Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack – HKNN4014A HKLN4455A Single Pin Audio Headset w/ Push-To-Talk CLP1010 Belt clip – HKLN4438A CLP1010 Charger – HKPN4008A CLP1010 Owner’s Manual and Registration Card 1-Year Motorola Replacement Warranty Features: Push-To-Talk Button - Oversized, textured, and centrally located provides easy access. Clear, Strong Audio - 16 adjustable volume levels make the Motorola CLP1010 easy to hear in any environment. Smart Status Glow - Color indicates…
  • What Comes with the Motorola CLS1410?

    3 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
      CLS1410 Standard Equipment One Rechargeable Motorola Radio model CLS1410 Lithium Ion Battery Pack (up to 12 hours of life per charge) Charging Adapter and Stand Up Drop-In Charging Tray W/ Extra Battery Charge Port Swivel Belt Holster with 2.5″ Spring Clip for use with the CLS1410 handheld radio Motorola CLS1410 User Guide Motorola CLS1410 Accessory Brochure Warranty Card & 12 Month Motorola Warranty – Extended 12 Month Warranty Available The Motorola CLS1410 two way radio is a 1 Watt 4 Channel UHF business radio that operates on 56 UHF Business Exclusive Frequencies…
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  • 10 Ways to Improve the Speed of your WordPress Website

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    WordPress is currently the hot favorite platform for most web designers. If there is a platform they want to develop on, it would most certainly be WordPress. There is a reason for such love among developers. Most developers find this platform easy and seamless to integrate websites on. Secondly, maintaining websites on WordPress does not […] The post 10 Ways to Improve the Speed of your WordPress Website appeared first on Skyje.
  • 8 Website Trends That Are Ruling The World of Web Design

    14 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    Talk “web design” and you’d realize what was working just about two years ago isn’t working today. Trends are a part of the evolving web. As the web grows and the user behavior changes with it, web design trends also change. As of now, the web is a vortex with multiple factors affecting this change. […] The post 8 Website Trends That Are Ruling The World of Web Design appeared first on Skyje.
  • Helping You Establish a Significant Online Presence from Scratch

    13 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    If you want to take your business online and make the most of the internet audience, use to build a comprehensive website. This is an age of information and technology. Since the advent of the internet, the world has transformed significantly. It has not remained the same at all. Almost every person looks for […] The post Helping You Establish a Significant Online Presence from Scratch appeared first on Skyje.
  • Seven Tips for Designing Calls to Action That Convert

    7 Oct 2014 | 3:06 am
    If the purpose of your page is to generate leads, there is no other important element than the call to action. After you have introduced and explained your offer or service, this is where your reader will decide whether or not they want to continue. Designing a bold, catchy call to action will help reduce […] The post Seven Tips for Designing Calls to Action That Convert appeared first on Skyje.
  • Designing a Responsive Navigation Your Users Will Love

    7 Oct 2014 | 2:31 am
    With the lightning-fast growth of smartphone users, there’s a lot of talk going on in the world of web design about the top approaches to creating the best possible mobile user experience. The long known approach of mobile websites seems to be a thing of the past, giving way to responsive web design or even […] The post Designing a Responsive Navigation Your Users Will Love appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • Quasar, data center scheduling reboot

    10 Oct 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Microsoft Bing Maps’ datacenter by Robert Scoble Read an article today from ZDnet called Data center scheduling as easy as watching a movie. It was about research out of Stanford University that shows how using short glimpses of applications in operation can be used to optimally determine the best existing infrastructure to run it on (for more info, see “Quasar: Resource-Efficient and QoS-Aware Cluster Management”  by Christina Delimitrou and Christos Kozyrakis). What with all the world’s compute moving to the cloud, the cloud providers are starting to see poor CPU…
  • Drones as a leapfrog technology

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Read an article the other day in Wired, A radical but possible plan to connect Africa nations with cargo drones about one organizations plan to use autonomous drones to deliver cargo across national boundaries.  The first cargo route is to be about 80km long and connect a number of towns and villages, to deliver small amounts of cargo via drones. We have talked before about how mobile phones and cloud were a leapfrog technologies that were bringing Africa into the 21st century (see The rise of mobile and the death of the rest, Is cloud a leapfrog technology?, & mobile health…
  • New Global Learning XPrize opens

    24 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Read a post this week in Gizmag about the new Global Learning XPrize. Past XPrize contests have dealt with suborbital spaceflight, super-efficient automobiles,  oil cleanup, and  lunar landers. Current open XPrize contests include: Google Lunar Lander, Qualcomm Tricorder medical diagnosis, Nokia Health Sensing/monitoring and Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health Sensing. So what’s left? World literacy There are probably a host of issues that the next XPrize could go after but one that might just change the world is to improve children literacy.  According to UNESCO (2nd Global Report on…
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    Tech Hamlet

  • Can't Mount or Write to Windows (NTFS) Partitions in Linux

    Pubudu Kodikara
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    Lets say you have both Windows and Linux installed on your machine... You just went into Linux and tried to open a Windows partition. Sometimes it won't even open, sometimes you find out that you can't write anything to it! It will tell you that you don't have permission to write to that partition. Damn! Does that mean Linux don't know how to work with NTFS partitions? Not really... Most of the Linux fans install only Linux on their system. So for them, NTFS partition access is useless....
  • TouchPad Click is Not Working on Gnome

    Pubudu Kodikara
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    Ok you just installed Linux on your laptop and found out that you can't click anything by tapping on your touch-pad! I faced the same issue after installing Arch Linux on my notebook. I'm not talking about complete touch-pad malfunction (If that's the problem you need to install the correct drivers)... I can still move the mouse but can't click by tapping. Is it a bug? I don't think so. For whatever reason (might be because some touch-pads have separate buttons to click) your system have...
  • 13 Best Android Security Apps You Must Try (AV-TEST September Report)

    Pubudu Kodikara
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    AV-Test is one of the best independent organizations which evaluate and rate security software. Recently, they have released their latest report on Android security apps. According to the new report, 13 security apps received the highest points and won the gold award. The tests have two categories. First they check for protection and then for usability. Usability mainly check the performance impact of the security app on the device. They also check the features each app offer but does not...
  • Download Windows 10 Preview Now. Not 9!

    Pubudu Kodikara
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Microsoft have just unveiled their upcoming OS in San Francisco. All of us waited for Windows 9. But that ain't happening. Microsoft want to go big. They wanted to call it Windows One. But since it's old, they wanted to go with Windows 10. So, no more 9. Its 10. Don't get confused. The biggest plan Microsoft have with Windows 10 is the old plan they had with Windows 8. One platform for all devices. They now call it True Convergence. But some people argue that its not true. Some people say...
  • Fleksy : A Smart Record Breaking Keyboard for Your Smartphone

    Pubudu Kodikara
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:53 pm
    If you want freedom from the default keyboard of your device, we have a new suggestion for you. A smart record breaking keyboard app which can correct you even if you type every letter of the word incorrectly! A super genius! Fleksy is trying to make things easier for you so that you can focus on increasing your typing speed. So how can it predict the correct word even if you type every letter wrong? Intelligence! Fleksy does not check where you type. It checks your typing pattern and does...
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • List of Android Smartphone Receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

    Shaan Haider
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    One question which comes in every Android smartphone user’s mind whenever an Android updates comes out that “Whether and when my device will get the latest Android update?” And now when the Android 5.0 Lollipop is out officially along with the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices, Android users are looking forward to get the Android 5.0 Lollipop on their devices as well. But like any OS or software,
  • HOW TO : Stop Auto-Play Facebook Videos

    Shaan Haider
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:44 am
    Facebook love to make changes and add or remove features for its website. Some of those features are welcomed and some are not. One of the feature Facebook recently included is of the auto-playing the videos on the timeline. This feature is enabled on the Facebook website and on the Android and iOS apps well. This is one of the feature I personally do not like as it is very annoying that while
  • Google Nexus 9 Android 5.0 Lollipop Tablet - Full Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Google launched the Nexus 6 smartphone recently and at the very same event Google also announced a new Android tablet under the Nexus series, called Nexus 9 which will be produced by the Taiwanese company HTC. Nexus 9 will be the first ever tablet equipped with the latest Android version 5.0 Lollipop. It will have screen measuring at 8.9 inches in size. According to Google, the Nexus 9 will
  • Google launches Nexus 6, First Android Lollipop Smartphone - Full Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Google announced a little while ago about the Nexus 6 smartphone which will be produced by the Motorola. Nexus 6 will be running on the Android 5.0 Lollipop and this phone will be the first one to carry this version of the Android. Android Lollipop will provide you the new icons and lots of new features . Nexus 6 is the first phone of the Nexus series which totally comes under the category
  • Apple "Accidentally" Leaks Photos, Specs and Features of iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 on iTunes

    Shaan Haider
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Apple is having an old history of images and specs leaking of its upcoming products. Many people say that Apple does that intentionally to create hype for its upcoming products. And seems this remark is kind of true as Apple "accidentally" revealed the images, hardware specs and features of Apple's upcoming iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 on iTunes. Both of these devices are going to launched
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  • Inspire: Three Questions with Kate Russell

    Sarah Lamb
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    In our second video in our inspire series we catch up with BBC Click’s Kate Russell.  Many of you probably know Kate from her time at BBC Click but did you also know that she is a published author and has spoken at Girl Geek Dinners! We asked Kate three questions to provide an insight […]
  • Are smart phones getting too big?

    Sarah Lamb
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
      Smart phones seem to be growing and growing in size over the past few years but unless you are a child your hands just aren’t growing at the same rate… What can you do to combat the ever increasing screen size without compromising on usability? It seems like smaller screen phones just aren’t in […]
  • Why Ada Matters

    Sarah Lamb
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    You may or may not realise it but today is Ada Lovelace day… Some may wonder who is Ada and others ask why does Ada matter so much… Well here goes.. Ada Lovelace is an inspirational young woman and a technology pioneer.  There aren’t many female technology pioneers out there and so we love to […]
  • Post it notes for geeks!

    Sarah Lamb
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    So often us geeks tend to use post it notes for one thing or another. Whilst the history of these incredibly useful sticky notes is fascinating that’s not what this article is a about. We randomly came across these little beauties! Tetris Notes!  Why not put all your notes into a game of tetris… I […]
  • Nook Simple Touch Glowlight Review

    Sarah Lamb
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Just before I headed out to the IFA conference I was sent the Nook Simple Touch Glowlight e reader to review.  We haven’t done an e reader review for some time. In fact the last one we did was the Coolerbooks e-reader which is no longer in circulation! I have been a long time and […]
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • Top Heresies of Zero to One

    Joe Kinsella
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    A former colleague recently sent me a couple copies of Peter Thiel’s Zero to One with the instructions: “Read and pass on.” As a voracious reader of startup non-fiction, I would’ve eventually read the book by the former co-founder of PayPal. But since it came as a gift from a respected former colleague, I made it the top of my reading list in spite of know nothing about Thiel other than what you hear from geek pop culture (e.g. PayPal, Thiel Fellowship, Peter Gregory from Silicon Valley, seasteading). But I suspected anyone who named an investment fund after a precious metal from Lord…
  • Fetching Google Consolidated Bills

    Joe Kinsella
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:23 am
    Google announced support for the GCP equivalent of the AWS consolidated bill this Friday. This feature substantially simplifies the complexity of managing billing across multiple projects, allowing you to consolidate the billing and usage statements from all projects into a single bucket. Attached is a simple Ruby script to allow you to fetch your consolidated bills from a bucket: #!/usr/bin/env ruby require 'rubygems' require 'google/api_client' require 'json' if ARGV.size < 7 puts "gcp_get_bill.rb [project name] [certificate file] [certificate passphrase] [service account] [bucket]…
  • Making a Difference

    Joe Kinsella
    11 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    A few minutes ago I finished writing the first draft of a patent; Thursday I put the finishes touches on an eBook; and earlier in the week I wrote online product documentation. While writing patents, generating blog posts, and authoring user documentation are not among the more glamorous tasks I do as an entrepreneur and CTO, they are all necessary to building my company and supporting my customers. They also share one thing in common: they leverage a writing skill I honed in college through a creative writing minor. There are countless people in the world who have made a difference in the…
  • For Sale: Antique Cloud Instances

    Joe Kinsella
    3 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    I’d like to let you know about a unique one-time opportunity. Starting today I’m making available for sale a few reserved instances from my personal cloud collection. The items include antique and previously owned m1.small and m1.large reservations that are in mint condition and fully enabled for running any version of Linux. While some may wonder why one would want to run an instance in the m1 family when there are cheaper and higher performance instances available from AWS, I know you as a cloud collector will understand their unique appeal. With these reservations, you can launch a…
  • Finding the Minimum Viable Feature (MVF)

    Joe Kinsella
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    I like to think that if software development had Ten Commandments, the first would be: Thou shalt not build something that doesn’t matter. There is no more profound waste of talent and effort than to have engineers build software that doesn’t get used by customers, or add-value elsewhere in a product. Unfortunately it happens all the time in both small and large companies. The result is a lost opportunity, a reduction in market momentum, and usually disappointment from everyone involved. My Early Mistakes When I started CloudHealth, I drove a Lean process to build out my early Minimum…
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  • Get WinX DVD Ripper Platinum for Free

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:35 pm
    BY Ramakanth WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is a fast and easiest DVD ripping solution that allows users to easily rip DVD movies from a disc, folder or ISO image and convert them into popular video formats without quality loss. WinX DVD Ripper supports most common video formats for computers, mobile phones and portable media players in general. […] This is a post from Read the...
  • F-Secure Key password manager Free for one year

    12 Oct 2014 | 6:49 pm
    BY Ramakanth F-Secure Key  is a password manager that secures all your accounts  across  Windows, Mac, iOS and Android platforms. This security tool  simplifies your life with one secure password , the application stores all your passwords in one user name, so all you need to remember is one master password. That means, you all ways have all your […] This is a post from Read...
  • Download Windows 10 Preview

    2 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    BY Ramakanth You may have already heard that Microsoft named ‘Windows 10′ as their next operating system and successor to Windows 8/8.1.   Although the Redmond company didn’t revealed any reason for skipping Windows 9 name and jumping to Windows 10, but there are rumours that third-party apps could wrongly identify Windows 9 as 95, so the […] This is a post from...
  • Cyberghost 5 VPN Premium Free for 6 Months

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:10 pm
    BY Ramakanth CyberGhost 5 vpn is one of our favourite Virtual private networking tool.It lets you bypass geographic restrictions by making it appear as if you were based in another country. CyberGhost  5 VPN is one of the famous & Fast  VPN service provider.This application replaces the externally visible IP address with a CyberGhost VPN IP address, generally […] This is a post from...
  • Fix Chrome issues with Google Software Removal Tool

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    BY Ramakanth Google Software Removal Tool is a portable app released by Google itself to help you remove programs that are causing issues to Chrome browser. Google Chrome browser is designed to be simple, secure and fast, but installing some addon’s will change the behaviour of the browser , these harmful extensions or tool bars not only […] This is a post from Read the...
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    SMP Updates

  • to Report Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on November 3, 2014

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    BEIJING/PRNewswire/ -- Limited ("Changyou" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CYOU), a leading online game developer and operator in China, will report its third quarter 2014 unaudited financial results on Monday, November 3, 2014, before U.S...
  • to Report Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on November 3, 2014

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:58 pm
    BEIJING/PRNewswire/ -- Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU), China's leading online media, search, gaming, community and mobile service group, will report its third quarter 2014 unaudited financial results on Monday, November 3, 2014, before U.S. market h...
  • Global Sources completes launch of its mobile electronics vertical

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:48 pm
    World's largest mobile electronics sourcing show opens with more than 1,500 boothsHONG KONG/PRNewswire/ -- Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL) has now fully launched its suite of services for the mobile electronics industry. Mobile Electronics is an ind...
  • TES Global Launches TES Labs

    17 Oct 2014 | 5:49 pm
    LONDON/PRNewswire/ --TES Global - the largest network of teachers in the world with over six million registered teachers - has launched a new online community where teachers and start-ups can develop effective edtech products together. TES Labs (h...
  • IBM and PRO BTP Use Analytics to Fight Healthcare Insurance Fraud and Abuse

    15 Oct 2014 | 11:49 pm
    -- Deployed in the cloud, the platform enables the fight against fraud and abuse in optical and dental care-- The solution will be deployed in other medical specialties and life and protection insuranceARMONK, N.Y/PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) to...
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • Event Watch: IFSEC International Event 16-18 June 2015

    Jason Slater
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    IFSEC International 2015 is heading to London again next year for. Anyone with an interest in security including physical security, video surveillance (and CCTV), access control, biometrics, or cyber security, should find something of interest at the event. Exhibitors include ... Read More The post Event Watch: IFSEC International Event 16-18 June 2015 appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Review: devolo dLAN Powerline 1200+ Starter Kit

    Jason Slater
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    The devolo range of Powerline networking products just keeps getting better. Powerline, for those who are unfamiliar with the term, is a technology that essentially turns all connected power sockets, in your home or small office, into potential network points ... Read More The post Review: devolo dLAN Powerline 1200+ Starter Kit appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Tech Watch: Wireless Battery Charging from Ossia

    Jason Slater
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    We have talked many times, on this blog, about the power limitations of mobile devices. Mobile technology advances and yet the stumbling block is often short battery life or the sheer amount of time required to recharge. What if we ... Read More The post Tech Watch: Wireless Battery Charging from Ossia appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Review: Tesco hudl2 Android Tablet

    Jason Slater
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    Tesco recently launched it’s new hudl2 8.3” 16GB Wi-Fi Tablet (Cat. No 718-1001 for slate black version reviewed) and, as it turns out, the svelte new tablet is an unexpected treat. Building upon the success of the first hudl tablet ... Read More The post Review: Tesco hudl2 Android Tablet appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
  • Submit Your Biometric Authentication Idea #‎masteryourbiz‬ ‪#‎FujitsuInsider‬

    Jason Slater
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    According to studies our palms all have pretty different vein patterns determined by a number of factors including bifurcation points (points where veins split into multiple paths) and ending points (the tail end of a vein structure). By scanning blood ... Read More The post Submit Your Biometric Authentication Idea #‎masteryourbiz‬ ‪#‎FujitsuInsider‬ appeared first on Technology Blog with Jason Slater.
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  • How to Remove Search Box from New Tab Page in Internet Explorer?

    18 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    Recently we told you that Microsoft has released a new update for Internet Explorer 11 which adds Bing Search box on New Tab page of Internet Explorer. Search Box on New Tab Page in Internet Explorer Web Browser The new Search box might be useful for many users but some people find it inconvenient and […]
  • Search Box on New Tab Page in Internet Explorer Web Browser

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    Internet Explorer is the default and built-in web browser of Windows operating system and many Windows users use it as their primary web browser. If you also use other web browsers such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, you might be very well aware of the Search box on New Tab page. Almost all 3rd […]
  • [Software Update] Opera 25 Now Available for Download

    15 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    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 25 for Windows and Mac which comes with following updates: Visual Bookmarks: New way to add and organize your favorite websites with thumbnail preview […]
  • [Software Update] Mozilla Firefox 33.0 Now Available for Download

    14 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of Mozilla Firefox web browser is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Mozilla has updated its web browser "Firefox" to version 33.0. It comes with following new features and updates: Improved search experience through the address bar Search suggestions on homepage (about:home) and new tab […]
  • How to Create Bootable USB Drive of Windows Setup without Using Any Software?

    14 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    As you know, a bootable USB drive comes handy in many situations such as re-installing Windows operating system or recovering from critical errors (like refreshing your PC, etc). There are several free tools available such as A Bootable USB, Rufus and Microsoft's official Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool to create bootable USB drive to install […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • Mike Splinter Honored as Education Champion

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Congratulations to Applied Materials Executive Chairman Mike Splinter on receiving the Silicon Valley Education Foundation's (SVEF) Pioneer Business Leader Award for driving change in business and education philanthropy by using his passion and influence to make a positive impact on people’s lives.Read more
  • What’s in a Name? Innovation for Humanity

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    The project names Gooru, Nanoly, and Sanergy are intriguing. The fact these names represent efforts all over the world, from India to Latin America to Africa, piques curiosity. And, the actual work of the 2014 Tech Laureates is absolutely amazing.Read more
  • Applied Materials’ Commitment to Education Highlighted

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Applied Materials’ commitment to developing the next generation of innovators was recently highlighted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.Read more
  • Is 3D NAND a Disruptive Technology for Flash Storage? Absolutely!

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    At the 2014 Flash Memory Summit, I participated in a panel discussion titled, “Is 3D NAND a disruptive technology for Flash storage?” The consensus is that 3D NAND will be the most viable storage technology in the years to come, although opinions were mixed on when that disruption would be evident.Read more
  • Mike Splinter Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Sure, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a craze that is taking over social media. And, yes, it has been a tremendous fundraiser for the ALS Association as the organization combats Lou Gehrig’s disease through research, services and education.Read more
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  • How to Enable Trusted Devices Feature on Android 5.0 Lollipop Devices

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Trusted Devices is a brilliant feature of Android 5.0 Lollipop. It is very handy if you use your phone with your Bluetooth smart devices such as Smartwatch, Headsets, Car audio or Fitbit. Enabling “Trusted Devices” feature will automatically unlock your phone when it comes with in the range of a... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Prepare Your Phone for Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    It is assumed that Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update will start on Nov 3. Besides the Nexus devices, many smartphones including from Motorola, HTC and Sony [see complete list here] will also get the Lollipop OTA (over the air) update in coming days. If you are excited to get the new Android L, you... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Download Android 5.0 Lollipop Official wallpapers and Sounds

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:51 pm
    One of the biggest changes in Android 5.0 Lollipop is the new Material Design user interface, which makes everything looks cleaner including the wallpaper. The Android 5.0 Lollipop update is yet to be available, but you can enjoy some Lollipop features right on your device. For example wallpapers... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • How to Get “Ok Google” Voice Shortcut on Galaxy Note 4

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Here is a clever trick that will let you get the “OK Google” voice shortcut set up on all of your Galaxy Note 4 screens. You can set it up for your lockscreen too and control your phone using the hands free launch phrase ‘OK Google’ followed by a command, even when your phone’s screen […] [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Nexus 6 vs Other Big Screen Flagship Smartphones

    15 Oct 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Google has finally announced the Nexus 6 smartphone along with the new Android operating system Lollipop (Android 5.0). The Nexus 6 is a 5.9-inch stunning phablet that brings amazing features like Turbo Charging (quick charging) and powers a Snapdragon 805, 2.7 quad-core processors with 3GB of RAM.... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
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    Telecom & Technology Magazine

  • Apple indulges some Ground Breaking Features in New iOS 8

    Bilal Sarwari
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    iOS 8 is the best ever invention by Apple, as Apple has admired this fact by itself. The previous iOS versions were having many bugs and vulnerabilities, but Apple has overcome these in iOS 8. Moreover, iOS 8 has many new features that aren’t available in any previous iOS version and the features were the most demanded by iOS users. Without wasting any time on introduction of iOS 8, let’s start discussing about its remarkable features: I’ll discuss first about some new iOS default apps that have been added in iOS 8. Healthkit Healthkit is just like S health app of Samsung,…
  • Are You Looking for Cheapest 3g Plan in Punjab? Get Idea!

    Guest Author
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
    Third fastest thriving and largest mobile operator in India, Idea Cellular is committed to provide seamless and economic data services. Today, the 3G footprint of Idea covers 28 states in India. It has set up its own network in 13 major states and the rest of the country as per Intra Circle Roaming (ICR) contracts. 3G Network of Idea Cellular is going to provide seamless experience to the customers in Punjab like never before, who are anxiously awaiting for the most preferred and oldest mobile operator to introduce its 3G services. Started from Chandigarh which is the capital city of Punjab,…
  • Marvellous Technology By Amazon

    Guest Author
    31 May 2014 | 2:44 am
    What is Iphone 5 Armband? It is one of the Amazon suprising phone technology introduced after an extensive concentration and exertion both of thought and experimentation. Iphone 5 arm band is equipped with divergent tools and techniqes of safety, operation, accessibility, facility of tune and taste coupled with many others qualities and coverages. This is one of the protectors of the phone, a guarantor for its rescue under many odd conditions. If guaged in the deep sense, it have become a direly inevitable need for those who are looking for newer and easier modes of use of modern mobile…
  • Casinos – Earn Money While Having Fun

    13 Mar 2014 | 10:27 am
    Casino is the modern world is much like an amusement park that is indoors for adults. There are various kinds of things that are going on within the casino like along with the gambling, musical shows, shopping centres, lighted fountains and various other kinds of themes to attract the guests. Its existence is not possible without the game of chance that is the gambling that is played there, and it is the result of this popularity that the game is now also played on net as casino online. Games like blackjack, slot machines, keno, craps and baccarat etc of billions of dollars every year.
  • Best 15 Bug-Tracking Applications

    9 Mar 2014 | 4:15 am
    Furthermore, project schedules etc. Development of such payments can help you work quickly and keep a monitoring of what to repair and what the issues are, and you usually wish to keep a tab on outstanding issues. The best results are likely to be way much better than you’d normally accomplish if you add a bug and issue-tracking system in your workflow. Furthermore, you’ll have achieved these outcomes more proficiently than previously. For that purpose, we’ve compiled a summary of the very best 15 bug-tracking programs for your comfort and ease. Do let’s understand…
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  • Winter Must Be Coming As Trees Get Jumpers!

    Tech Mash
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    This is the worst time of the year, it is getting colder, there is the festive season, its dark and you can tell that winter is on its way because people are making woolly jumpers to keep the trees warm. Source: IM9  
  • Want To Take The Lego Firewalk Challenge?

    Tech Mash
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    You can make just about anything with Lego and many people have built fantastic models that represent famous objects. However, nothing beats the Lego Firewalk Challenge apart from a real Firewalk challenge. Source: Hilarious Memes  
  • Video That Explains Schrodinger’s Cat Theory!

    Tech Mash
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Erwin Schrodinger was an Austrian physicist, but he is mainly known for an unproved theory that involves a cat, a box and something deadly. The idea is that the cat is placed into the box with the deadly device. As we cannot see the cat, the chances are that it is either dead or alive. […]
  • Now That Has To Be A Bargain!

    Tech Mash
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:58 am
    Check out this offer on Twilight, it is priced at just $0.00 and for some people even that price tag makes it overpriced. Source: Jokideo  
  • They Say The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword!

    Tech Mash
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Check out this error on CNN, they are reporting on ISIS. Nothing unusual about that, what is worrying us about this story, is the two fonts that they are using, which two? They always leave the important information out. Source: Mad Yet  
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  • Who’s Lying About Whisper?

    Michael Arrington
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Separately, Whisper has been following a user claiming to be a sex-obsessed lobbyist in Washington DC. The company’s tracking tools allow staff to monitor which areas of the capital the lobbyist visits. “He’s a guy that we’ll track for the rest of his life and he’ll have no idea we’ll be watching him,” the same Whisper executive said. – The Guardian As far as I can tell from what The Guardian has alleged, and from Whisper’s denials, what happened is this: 1. When talking to potential partners, Whisper hypes its ability to track users so that those partners will know…
  • Picture Of Kevin Rose’s First App From North

    Michael Arrington
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Kevin Rose was just backstage at TechCrunch Disrupt and gave me a brief preview of his first app, called Tiiny, from his new development company North Technologies. He said it’s going through the app review process now and should be released shortly. Image is terrible but this is his story to tell when he’s ready. Website describes it as “Share tiny little photos that disappear after 24 hours” but it’s more than that. Pretty slick though.
  • The Three Skills Needed To Become A Legendary Tech Blogger

    Michael Arrington
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Every once in a while someone asks me who I think the best tech bloggers are and why. It happened today, in fact, back stage at TechCrunch Disrupt. I also have blogging on the mind in general after reading Jason Kincaid’s new book today. Here’s my short answer – A great tech blogger needs to be exceptionally good at (1) breaking big stories, (2) writing powerful thought pieces, and (3) doing live interviews. In my mind, there are just three or four great tech bloggers in the world. The average tech blogger, which is just a commodity, probably isn’t good at any of these…
  • Jason Kincaid’s New Book Is A Must-Read For Founders

    Michael Arrington
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    I had the pleasure of reviewing former TechCrunch writer Jason Kincaid’s new book The Burned-Out Blogger’s Guide To PR today for Techcrunch. It’s a must-have book for entrepreneurs, and laugh-out-loud funny. Read my review here, and buy the book here. Kindle only for now, but you can get a printed version in a couple of weeks.
  • Regarding Alexia’s Mind

    Michael Arrington
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    Alexia Tsotsis, the editor of TechCrunch, interviewed Peter Thiel yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt. Pando editor Paul Carr has this to say: Alexia is the editor of TechCrunch. And that means she’s a competitor to the sites that regularly call out sexism, subtle or overt, that pops up in our industry. So she goes without defense. Not only does she go without defense from her peers in the industry, it’s actually one of her peers calling her stupid. Which is fine, she’s very tough. But if you see her today, let her know how much you respect her. She won’t show it, but…
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  • Embracing mCommerce is about more than finding the right tech

    Robyn Hazekamp
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    There’s a word on the lips of everyone in the know these days, and that word is “mCommerce.” Okay, so it doesn’t exactly flow off the tongue, but it is certainly worthy of attention: mcommerce (mobile commerce) is the next generation of ecommerce, allowing people to buy and sell goods and services using a mobile […]
  • ‘Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor’ review: my precious

    Wiehan Diedrichs
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Once more into Mordor we travel, into a cursed land where all that draws breath seeks to be the harbinger of your death. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (SOM) is the best Lord of the Rings inspired game yet and something that should have been done years ago. But I’m glad it happened now at […]
  • Here are 4 very impressive startup finalists from Seedstars World 2014

    Martin Pasquier
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Seedstars World is a competition of startups across emerging markets. Last year, it roamed some 20 countries to organize as many local competitions. Each city’s winner was then flown to Geneva for a grand finale where they would meet investors and get funding. This year again, the competition is on, curating the best startups in […]
  • When it comes to big data, focus on building relationships with your customers

    Anton Koekemoer
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    “Big Data” has been a big deal for some time now. It’s a fact that many companies are looking for ways to own more data about their clients and target audience, and they are looking for ways that they can harness this “Big Data”. There are many issues with capturing data and only using this […]
  • Snapchat finally starts dabbling with advertising, and people are freaking out

    Nur Bremmen: Staff reporter
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Snapchatters in the US probably noticed something different over the course of the weekend. The photo messaging app that boasts over US$10-billion valuation, and 100 million monthly active users just ran its first ad. Under the section Recent Updates there appeared a sponsored-labeled post that promoted a 20-second movie trailer for the horror movie, Ouija. […]
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  • The BBC taps Doctor Who to bring the basics of coding to kids

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Tying in with the new coding and computing content initiative announced by the BBC last month, the British broadcaster has announced a new Doctor Who-themed game designed to teach the basics of programming to kids. Available online in the UK from Wednesday 22 October, ‘The Doctor and the Dalek’ game is aimed at CBBC-age viewers, and is voiced by the good Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi. Players guide Who on a perilous pursuit through space, as he teams up with a Dalek he rescued to save all
  • SAP Cuts Profit Outlook as More Customers Switch to Cloud

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Cloud subscription revenue won't arrive for a while.
  • Dyson's Humidifier Uses UV Light To Kill Germs In its Water Reservoir

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The slow but steady approach of winter means that it's almost time for many of us to fire up our heaters—also heralding the return of of chapped lips and dry skin. Dyson's new humidifier is one solution to the problem, but it doesn't only prevent dry air. It also ensures your home isn't being filled with bacteria-ridden moisture thanks to a germ-killing UV light.Read more...
  • IBM Pays Globalfoundries $1.5 Billion to Take Away Chip Losses

    19 Oct 2014 | 8:41 pm
    IBM advised late Sunday that it will be making “a major business announcement” Monday morning along with its’ third-quarter results according to Bloomberg News. This comes as no surprise to industry watchers. Sanjay Jah, CEO of Globalfoundries Inc. is well known as a shrewd negotiator – fees for taking over IBM’s semi ops were reported as high as $2 Billion. more»
  • China again blames US for disrupted cybersecurity talks

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:25 pm
    China claimed on Sunday the U.S. has derailed cybersecurity cooperation between the two countries and that it doesn’t tolerate hacking.The statement came a day after Yang Jiechi, a state councilor who deals with foreign affairs, held discussions on Saturday in Boston with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on topics that included cybersecurity.“Dialogue and cooperation between China and the U.S. in the field of cybersecurity is faced with difficulty due to the wrong actions taken by the Amer
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  • Superfast broadband has become a necessity

    Tim Dickinson
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    As we start to spend more and more of our time online in our increasingly interconnected world, the internet is now considered a “fundamental human right“, and speed and reliability are a major part of that. The need for faster speeds, with technologies such as fibre optic broadband, may be driven by entertainment and services such as Spotify and Netflix, but is now also required by many people to simply go about their working day or even to find out information about government services. Even for major political events such as one of the debates about Scottish independence,…
  • The best selling phones of 2014 so far

    Simon Jones
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    The year’s not over yet, but 2014 has already been a huge one for mobile phone sales. There have been some hotly anticipated launches and exciting innovations in the world of smartphone technology, and the handsets are flying off the shelves faster than ever before. These are the top five mobile phones according to that have been making a big splash in the UK this year, and a quick round up of what’s making them so popular. 1. Apple iPhone 5S The newest flagship smartphone from Californian tech giant Apple was launched all the way back in September of 2013, but it’s…
  • Three best, O2 worst mobile network for London commuters

    Tim Dickinson
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Three has found to be the most reliable mobile network for London’s commuters, and O2 the worst, in a study by GWS. The researchers examined the mobile networks across the ten busiest commuters lines into the capital and found that all mobile networks struggled with handling the volume of voice and data traffic on their networks, with a third of mobile browser sessions and one in seven voice calls made on commuter trains failing. Overall, 23 percent of 3G data packets and 37 percent of 4G data packets travelling across mobile data networks on the lines failed to be delivered. Three does…
  • Samsung promises ‘five times faster’ WiFi in 2015 with 60GHz 802.11ad tech breakthrough

    Tim Dickinson
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    Samsung may have issued a profit warning last week, but it is not all doom and gloom at the South Korean tech giant as they also claim that they have developed a 60GHz 802.11ad WiFi technology that offers speeds five times faster than current gear. Current WiFi tech uses the 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrums with speeds of up to 866Mbps (108MB/s), but Samsung’s 802.11ad gear makes use of the currently unlicensed 60GHz spectrum, which means speeds of up to 4.6Gbps (575MB/s) are possible. These speeds would mean downloading a full HD movie would only take a few seconds. The 802.11ad standard and…
  • Air umbrella produces a ‘force field’ to keep you dry

    Tim Dickinson
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    The autumn rain has finally arrived in the UK, and with that comes a rise in the number of people wandering the streets with umbrellas. Umbrellas are fine in theory, but still have problems with being blown inside-out with a stiff breeze and people hold them at a height just perfect for poking out your eyes as you walk past. A Chinese company is looking to make both of these issues a thing of the past with the “Air Umbrella” that blows a “force-field” of air around the holder to keep the rain away, and also has the added benefit of allowing the user to see where…
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  • Catch the Action with the GoPro HERO 4 at Best Buy

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Are you and your kids very active? Do you ski, swim, or hike? After do you think, “Oh wow, that was fun. I wish we were able to record that!” Well you can! There are several portable action cameras out there that allow you to attach the camera to your helmet, arm, neck, bike, or […]
  • Moms With Apps Helps You Find Safe Apps for Your Kids

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    As parents we worry about the content that our children see from day-to-day. They are subjected to TV, movies, music, and online content that may be inappropriate. Even some commercials are inappropriate for young eyes. With the rise of technology this threat is even greater. Kids now have smartphones, tablets, and gaming systems at their […]
  • Why You Shouldn’t Ignore SEO

    11 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    As a blogger or small business owner who is out to sell your product or services, you may wonder if you really need to worry about SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Yes, you do! Why? Because you want your site to be found! When it comes to selling products, more and more consumers rely on the […]
  • Home Remodeling- Should You DIY or Get a Pro for the Job?

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:23 pm
    I watch HGTV… a lot! I have visions of painting walls, ripping out cabinets, and laying tile. But in reality, I’m not if I would actually be able to get started on a large project like that. They make it look easy on TV, but is it? The below guest posts gives us some ideas […]
  • Facilitate Learning with Your Kids with KidQ by Scholastic

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Learning happens every day… for kids and for parents. Heck, when I help my kids with their homework I feel like I am in school all over again. It is true what they say, if you do not exercise your brain each and every day it is easy to forget some things. But as parents […]
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    Experts Exchange » Tech News

  • Conversion Specialist

    Recruiting Coordinator
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    About the Job: Experts Exchange is looking for a Conversion Specialist to increase visitor-to-member conversion and member engagement on This position is responsible for planning, execution and analysis of A/B and multivariate tests across multiple funnels. The size and diversity of our website provides a constant variety of interesting and challenging work that requires a highly motivated individual with a strong sense of ownership, responsibility, attention to detail. Our ideal Conversion Specialist is a critical thinker who has a data-driven mindset and a passion for…
  • Corporate Marketing Specialist

    Recruiting Coordinator
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    About the Job: Experts Exchange is seeking a full-time Corporate Marketing Specialist to promote our community to the world. This role is responsible for the development of social media strategies, public relations strategies, and tactical plans, ensuring that all messages are relevant to the target audiences and results are measurable. Our ideal candidate will be comfortable in an “all hands on deck” environment, and passionately represent our brand. Primary Responsibilities: Plan and execute editorial strategy and manage public relations strategies Raise awareness of our brand through…
  • Senior Java J2EE Developer

    Recruiting Coordinator
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    About the Job: Experts Exchange’s Development team is seeking a motivated and experienced candidate to build upon our existing web applications. The Senior Java Developer role will consist of working with a team to architect and implement solutions for deploying application enhancements and features to the Experts Exchange web site. Candidate will be responsible for developing, maintaining and fixing bugs in the web platform, as well as assisting Quality Assurance to maintain a high quality application. Primary Responsibilities: A Senior Java Developer will be responsible for designs…
  • Strong Tech Communities Do Not Tolerate Trolls

    Mark Grondin
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    You may have read the news about an engineer at a Seattle-based company, Chef, who resigned and decided to take a break from software engineering after he received death threats related to his work in the open-source software community. Unfortunately, in the online tech world, this type of trolling is far too familiar. At Experts Exchange, we have run an online community for technology professionals since 1996. Our community serves as a technical resource to members of all skill sets, from novice to expert, and as a professional networking site for career building. While working to guarantee…
  • Copywriter

    Recruiting Coordinator
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    About the Job: Experts Exchange is seeking a part-time or full-time copywriter capable of producing high quality content for both inbound and outbound marketing efforts. These efforts include, but are not limited to, the company website, social media, email campaigns, press releases, advertisements, case studies, and video scripts. A successful copywriter will thrive in a fast-paced environment, have excellent communication skills, and enjoy learning and writing about technology and complex industry topics. Core Skills: Ability to be creative, yet write in a clear, efficient and…
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  • Meet all the ‘Android L’ logos that never stood a chance of becoming real

    Brad Reed
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Google was shameless about teasing us all about what the "L" in "Android L" stood for until this week when the company finally revealed that its latest software build would be called Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Android Developers Conference has written a humorous post that details some of the "rejected" Android L names and logos, although the site notes that none of these were ever under real consideration by Google and that it made all of these concepts up just for fun. Continue reading...
  • Android vendors reportedly shot down Google’s bold anti-fragmentation plan

    Chris Smith
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Android Silver was supposed to be Google’s next-gen line of high-end devices that would offer users access to top hardware and a stock Android experience. While the Search giant never confirmed these plans, reports said that Google wanted to replace Nexus and Google Play Edition smartphones and tablets with Android Silver, with some people even claiming the Nexus 6 might have been sacrificed in the process. However, it turned out that Google had to postpone its Android Silver plans, and the company confirmed soon after I/O 2014 that it isn’t interested in dumping the Nexus device line.
  • Here’s where we might finally find alien life

    Tero Kuittinen
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    One of the lesser moons of Saturn, Mimas, has been largely viewed as a boring lump of ice. But a new discovery has suddenly turned this moon into hot property: its rotational wobble turns out to be far stronger than expected. Mimas is almost perfectly spherical, so a robust wobble implies that something intriguing is going on below its surface...  and that something is very likely to be sloshing. The most likely explanation for the wobble would be an internal ocean starting between 24 and 31 kilometers below the moon's surface. This would be something of a puzzle in a moon as small as…
  • A comprehensive guide to using 2014’s coolest new iOS and OS X feature

    Brad Reed
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    The coolest new feature that spans across both iOS and OS X announced this year has definitely been the Handoff feature that will let you quickly move information and data between iOS devices and your Mac. 9to5Mac's Sarah Guarino has put together a fantastic guide for how to use this new feature, which iPhone owners can finally use now that Apple has released OS X Yosemite. Continue reading...
  • The FBI ratchets up its scare campaign over smartphone encryption

    Brad Reed
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Did you know that if Apple and Google encrypt data on smartphones then terrorists, pedophiles and other very bad people will be able to roam completely free and likely destroy society as we know it? That's the message that Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey has been sending and he was at it again this week in a speech delivered to the Brookings Institute in which he railed against smartphone encryption as a direct threat to law enforcement's ability to gather evidence. Continue reading...
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  • HTC Desire EYE With 13MP Front & Rear Cameras Will Be Available In India In November

    Jatinder Paul Singh
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:40 am
    At an event in Mumbai last week, HTC has announced that its HTC Desire Eye smartphone will be sold exclusively by and would be available in India in the month of November. HTC has not revealed the priced of this smrtphone, which will be announced close on the heels of its availability. HTC Desire […] The post HTC Desire EYE With 13MP Front & Rear Cameras Will Be Available In India In November appeared first on TechVorm.
  • HTC Desire 516C Dual Sim With 5 Inch QHD Launched At Rs. 12,990

    Jatinder Paul Singh
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    Besides other smartphones and RE camera, HTC has also launched in India its budget smartphone HTC Desire 516C, which is a dual sim and CDMA-enabled version of the successful HTC Desire 516 dual sim. HTC Desire 516C is priced Rs. 12,990 and will be sild exclusively by The Desire 516C features a 5-inch qHD (540×960 […] The post HTC Desire 516C Dual Sim With 5 Inch QHD Launched At Rs. 12,990 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • HTC RE Camera Launched In India At Rs. 9,990

    Jatinder Paul Singh
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:31 am
    Besides various smartphones, HTC has also launched in India its unusually named HTC RE camera, which is claimed to be photography innovation by the company. This camera will be sold exclusively by in India at an introductory promotional price of Rs. 9,990. The RE is a small handheld camera that is claimed to fit comfortably […] The post HTC RE Camera Launched In India At Rs. 9,990 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • HTC One (M8 Eye) With 13MP Duo Camera Launched at Rs. 38,990

    Jatinder Paul Singh
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:08 am
    HTC of Taiwan has launched in India HTC One (M8 Eye) smartphone which is the latest addition to the HTC One family comes. The HTC One (M8 Eye) is priced at Rs. 38,990 and will be available from the next week in Gunmetal Gray color only. The unique feature of this smartphone is that it comes with HTC’s […] The post HTC One (M8 Eye) With 13MP Duo Camera Launched at Rs. 38,990 appeared first on TechVorm.
  • HTC Desire 820 (Rs. 24,990) & Desire 820q (Rs. 22,500) Avaialble Now In India

    Jatinder Paul Singh
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:49 pm
    HTC Desire 820 and Desire 820q, which were announced in India on 23rd April alongwith Desire 816G, are now available in India. HTC has revealed their priced at an event in Mumbai on 17th October. HTC Desire 820 is priced at Rs. 24,990 and Desire 820q has a price tag of Rs. 22,500. Both the […] The post HTC Desire 820 (Rs. 24,990) & Desire 820q (Rs. 22,500) Avaialble Now In India appeared first on TechVorm.
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  • 5 Best Android Apps for October 2014

    Robin C
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    We handpicked some of the best and popular android apps for the month of October 2014. Read a short description and begin downloading these super cool android apps that makes your smartphone experience great. The reason we get a smartphone or tablet is to save some time and work smarter with applications. There are million of apps in the Google Play Store and selecting the best is always a tough task. These apps are popular because of its existing user ratings and reviews. So we carefully selected the best android apps for you today in Productivity, Gaming and from some Customization…
  • “Vector” Free Responsive Multipurpose Joomla 3.x Template

    Robin C
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Our second Free Responsive Joomla Template is here. We recently released a Free Responsive Joomla Template “Resort” that fit well for creating a Resort, Hotel, Hostel and Motels website with tons of features. Today, we have “Vector” a Free Responsive multipurpose joomla 3.x template for you to download. You will see the premium template feel across Vector, and we also made it free to download to use it on your website without any limits. We built this template in a mindset of a Simple, Beautiful and a Joomla Template that fits for most of the categories. Corporates,…
  • Clef brings Password Less Two Factor Authentication System

    Robin C
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Clef is a simple and intelligent way to implement Password less Two Factor Authentication. It is secure, fast and easy to setup on your websites. Clef App is currently available for iPhone and Android. It works just like QR Code Scanning and allows you to login to your website in a second. Clef currently available for WordPress blogs, Hosting Providers and Developers. Clef Database never stores your private key or passwords. So even if Clef Database is compromised, hackers will get access to the Public Key only. Your website logins and passwords totally safe. You should really keep your…
  • “Resort” Free Responsive Joomla 3.x Template

    Robin C
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    We are happy to release our first free Responsive Joomla Template “Resort” for download. This is our first step in free joomla templates and lot more to come. Simplicity, Elegance and Clean Design to give more importance to your Photos and Content to your website visitors. Resort is a Responsive Joomla Template that loads super fast and gives a slick design to deliver high performance and very less load time. This beautiful joomla template will fit well for your Resort, Hotels, Hostel, Motels and Lodge websites. Give a good display of your infrastructure view, rooms view and other…
  • Zoolz Review Home, Business Cloud Storage and Discount

    Robin C
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:18 am
    Zoolz is a cloud storage service that is used by millions of Android and Windows 7, Windows 8 users already. It simplifies the way we store files in the cloud and anyone who wants a cheaper cloud storage options can consider Zoolz. You can effortlessly store all your Music, Movies, Photos and other important documents in a high secure encrypted cloud storage servers and access them wherever and whenever you want. Zoolz saves you lot of money by cutting the necessary of buying secondary storage drives. We have the zoolz review for you today with highlighting important features of both Zoolz…
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  • 4 Tech Inventions Revolutionizing Your Sleep

    Karan Israni
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    "Sleep hygiene" is one of the most overlooked aspects of health in the US and around the world. While most people know they should get “around eight” hours of sleep, that doesn’t take into account the quality of that sleep, how many sleep hours they need as a unique individual, or any other aspect that […]
  • Transfer All Your Data Safely with EaseUs ToDo PCTrans Free

    Karan Israni
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Are you planning to buy a new laptop or a computer? Buying a new computer device is fun, but the biggest challenge is to transfer all the content from the older laptop to the new one. Many people believe that they need to have some or all of the content on their new laptop as […]
  • Tools for Growing your Network Marketing, Fast

    Karan Israni
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    Modern technology is a blessing in network marketing today. Business people start their businesses knowing that to succeed, they need to market their business. Network marketing is the most affordable way t