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  • FCC’s Landmark Vote Means ISPs Can't Mess With Your Internet Traffic—For Now

    Adriana Lee
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:27 pm
    But they won’t stop trying.
  • Net Neutrality Rules Pass, FCC Readies For Fight

    Thomas Claburn
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:06 pm
    The decision to reclassify ISPs under FCC regulations represents a triumph for open Internet activists.
  • London’s Fantastical Competition to Build Another Iconic Bridge

    Kyle VanHemert
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    People of London, meet the candidates for your newest bridge. The post London’s Fantastical Competition to Build Another Iconic Bridge appeared first on WIRED.
  • Top 5 Trends in 2015 for Unifying PC and Mobile Management

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    Steve Brasen
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Have you ever tried to create a major slide presentation on a tablet? Or edit a large spreadsheet? Or write a long document? Probably not. While it’s certainly possible to perform more substantial business tasks on a tablet, the small screen real estate and limited system resources (e.g., processing speed, memory, graphic support, etc.) are typically insufficient in current tablet form factors. However, carrying a laptop around with you everywhere you go just so you can access email is not very practical either. The reality is that we live in a multi-device world where the average worker…
  • How to Find Free Images For WordPress Blog – Images WordPress Plugin
    29 Dec 2014 | 4:29 pm
    One of the problems faced by Online Marketers today is to find quality images for their WordPress sites.The issue with "stealing" imagesImage scraping is a very serious offense. It infringes on people’s rights, violates their privacy, abuses their work and may likely expose you to unwanted legal action. This can potentially set you back from a couple hundred to thousands of dollars. Plus the time constraints and other affects it will have on your business. Many of us have either been victims of this or know someone who has. ImageSuite provides you with a simple solution so that you will…
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  • Boeing and RAAF triple bomb range with new JDAM-ER kit

    David Szondy
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have carried out tests of the Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM-ER), which showed a three-times increase in range while maintaining accuracy. The add-on guidance kit for bombs was put through its paces at Australia's Woomera Test Range, where the 500-lb (227 kg) ordnance was dropped by RAAF F/A-18 Classic Hornets from altitudes ranging from 40,000 ft (12,190 m) down to 10,000 ft (3,048 m). .. Continue Reading Boeing and RAAF triple bomb range with new JDAM-ER kit Section: Military Tags: Aircraft, Australia, Boeing, Bombs, RAAF,…
  • Google's deep Q-network proves a quick study in classic Atari 2600 games

    Heidi Hoopes
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:16 pm
    In an old school gaming party to end all parties, Google's new deep Q-network (DQN) algorithm is likely to mop the floor with you at Breakout or Space Invaders, but maybe take a licking at Centipede. Provided with only the same inputs as a human player and no previous real-world knowledge, DQN uses reinforcement learning to learn new games, and in some cases, develop new strategies. Its designers argue that this kind of general learning algorithm can crossover into discovery making in other fields. .. Continue Reading Google's deep Q-network proves a quick study in classic Atari 2600 games…
  • Net neutrality win: US FCC reclassifies broadband as a public utility, bans internet "fast lanes"

    Loz Blain
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:09 pm
    The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today voted 3-2 to uphold the principles of network neutrality – that is, to force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to treat all web traffic as equal. This prevents ISPs from being able to throttle or block users' connections to certain websites, or to offer "Internet fast lanes" whereby large websites could pay for their content to be delivered at a higher speed. Open Internet advocates see this as a huge step to protect the internet's current status as a free and open platform that offers equal opportunities to small and large…
  • Annoying Windows 8 features that won't appear in Windows 10

    Brian Burgess
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Windows 8 was a nightmare for many consumers from day one, and largely still is. Microsoft took a risk by releasing Windows 8 hoping to lead the touch-based device market into the future. However, it was met with resistance from most users, even after the release of three major updates for the OS. Here's a look at the annoyances of Windows 8 that are gone and won't be missed in Windows 10... Continue Reading Annoying Windows 8 features that won't appear in Windows 10 Section: Computers Tags: Computers, Microsoft, Windows 10, Windows 8 Related Articles: How to keep the Windows 8.1 Modern UI…
  • Klepper's solar-powered E-Kayak gives your arms a rest

    C.C. Weiss
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Paddling lakes, bays and rivers by kayak is a rewarding experience, but it can also be quite tiring. That's why Klepper offers paddlers the benefit of a solar-powered electric drive in its E-Kayak. The paddler can kick back and let the small motor take over the forward-floating load. The design adds a little modern-day technology and convenience to Klepper's classic folding kayak... Continue Reading Klepper's solar-powered E-Kayak gives your arms a rest Section: Marine Tags: Dusseldorf Boat Show 2015, Electric Boats, Foldable, Folding, Kayaking, Klepper, Solar Powered Related Articles:…
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  • The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress

    Adam Rogers
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Not since Monica Lewinsky was a White House intern has one blue dress been the source of so much consternation. (And yes, it’s blue.) The fact that a single image could polarize the entire Internet into two aggressive camps is, let’s face it, just another Thursday. But for the past half-day, people across social media […] The post The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress appeared first on WIRED.
  • Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball Is as Amazing as You’d Expect

    Bo Moore
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    You'd think that this game would involve skating around a discotheque throwing balls at other robots, and you'd be right. The post Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball Is as Amazing as You’d Expect appeared first on WIRED.
  • Review: Nocs NS2 Air Monitors v2

    Michael Calore
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    These wireless speakers from Sweden have been improved from a previous version. They now have three streaming methods: AirPlay, Bluetooth, and Spotify Connect. The post Review: Nocs NS2 Air Monitors v2 appeared first on WIRED.
  • London’s Fantastical Competition to Build Another Iconic Bridge

    Kyle VanHemert
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    People of London, meet the candidates for your newest bridge. The post London’s Fantastical Competition to Build Another Iconic Bridge appeared first on WIRED.
  • How Google’s Silence Helped Net Neutrality Win

    Robert McMillan
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Google kept a very low profile during the past year's lobbying over net neutrality. That doesn't mean that the company didn't care about the outcome though. In fact, laying low may have been the best thing Google could have done. The post How Google’s Silence Helped Net Neutrality Win appeared first on WIRED.
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    Holy Kaw!

  • 9 teachers who get the best of their punk students [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The children are our future, etc. But seriously, sometimes kids can be punks. Think back to when you were in school. Didn't you give your teachers a bit of trouble? Here are nine teachers who got sweet, sweet revenge. The post 9 teachers who get the best of their punk students [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff are in a gritty “Power Rangers” short, here it is [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Joseph Kahn wanted to take the the latest Hollywood trend, the "gritty and real" action film, to its logical conclusion. He takes a classic kid's TV show and makes it violent, angry, profane, and even gives it a bit of nudity (just a bit, so beware). Here's the thing: it's brilliant. The post James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff are in a gritty “Power Rangers” short, here it is [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Loose llamas lead to high-speed chase outside Phoenix [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:46 pm
    It isn't often excitement comes to Sun City, Arizona, but the Phoenix suburb best known for golf carts and retirement villas got more than they bargained for when two llamas took to the streets. The post Loose llamas lead to high-speed chase outside Phoenix [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • It’s finally here: “50 Shades of Gandalf the Grey” [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    This is the parody trailer you didn't know you were waiting for, the mixing of fantasy worlds you didn't know you needed. "50 Shades of Grey" meets "Lord of the Rings?" Does it get any better than that? Watch the video, and you'll agree, the answer is no. The post It’s finally here: “50 Shades of Gandalf the Grey” [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • 280-pound catfish caught in Italy

    Kate Rinsema
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:28 pm
    If you happen to be an American fisherman who's never dreamed of an Italian vacation, this enormous catch of Dino and Dario Ferrari's might convince you otherwise. The post 280-pound catfish caught in Italy appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • cinephiliabeyond:Here is a look at Paul Thomas Anderson’s use of...

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:42 am
    cinephiliabeyond:Here is a look at Paul Thomas Anderson’s use of the long/extreme long shot throughout his first six feature films by Jacob T. Swinney/Press Play. Purty.
  • "We can take the time to find the audience that will love this show. We’re just not under any unique..."

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:49 am
    “We can take the time to find the audience that will love this show. We’re just not under any unique pressure to do it at, say, Thursday night at 8 o’clock.” - Ted Sarandos, head of content for Netflix, talking about why they picked up Tina Fey’s new show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, when NBC declined to do so.
  • "I'll have what he's having..."

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:24 am
    "I'll have what he's having...": Eric Jackson on Henry Blodget’s assertion that Apple won’t succeed in cars because the business has shitty margins… just like another business Apple had no chance to succeed in:No, people like Blodget would have told me that Nokia had operating margins of 13% in 2006 and 15% in 2007.  He would have said I was being preposterous to suggest that Apple could achieve 50% margins and gaining an 86% market share of the global handset business by 2014 .  If I’d said I thought Apple could achieve 70% margins in 7 years time, I think he’d have chuckled,…
  • elkegovertsen:absolutely.  Never use the phone.

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:44 am
    elkegovertsen:absolutely.  Never use the phone.
  • "We aren't sure about the product's potential demand..."

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:26 am
    "We aren't sure about the product's potential demand...": Takashi Mochizuki on Sony’s latest product offering:Now comes a memory card engineered for sound quality. Beginning next month, the 64 gigabyte SR-64HXA micro SDXC memory card will be sold for around $160 in Japan, roughly five times the cost of a standard card with the same amount of storage. The SR-64HXA produces less electrical noise when reading data, the company says.This is a company trying to pare down their product line, correct? Is Neil Young running Sony?“We aren’t that sure about the product’s potential demand, but…
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  • Patent Trolls On the Run But Not Vanquished Yet

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:22 pm
    snydeq writes Strong legislation that will weaken the ability of the trolls to shake down innovators is likely to pass Congress, but more should be done, writes InfoWorld's Bill Snyder. "The Innovation Act isn't an ideal fix for the program patent system. But provisions in the proposed law, like one that will make trolls pay legal costs if their claims are rejected, will remove a good deal of the risk that smaller companies face when they decide to resist a spurious lawsuit," Snyder writes. That said, "You'd have to be wildly optimistic to think that software patents will be abolished.
  • Facebook Puts Users On Suicide Watch

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Mark Wilson writes A few months ago Twitter was criticized for teaming up with suicide prevention charity Samaritans to automatically monitor for key words and phrases that could indicate that someone was struggling to cope with life. Despite the privacy concerns that surrounded Samaritans Radar, Facebook has decided that it is going to launch a similar program in a bid to prevent suicides. Working with mental health organizations including Forefront, Now Matters Now, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and, Facebook aims to provide greater help and support for anyone…
  • Ask Slashdot: Old PC File Transfer Problem

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:54 pm
    An anonymous reader writes I have an old Compaq Contura Aero laptop from the nineties (20 Mhz, 12 Mb RAM, Windows 3.11, 16-bit, PCMCIA, COM, LPT, floppy) with 160 Mb drive that I would want to copy in full to a newer machine. The floppies are so unreliable — between Aero's PCMCIA floppy drive and USB floppy disk drive — that it is a total nightmare to try and do it; it just doesn't work. If that option is excluded, what else can I do? I have another old laptop with Windows XP (32-bit, PCMCIA, COM, LPT) that could be used; all other machines are too new and lack ports. Will be…
  • Xeroxed Gene May Have Paved the Way For Large Human Brain

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:10 pm
    sciencehabit writes Last week, researchers expanded the size of the mouse brain by giving rodents a piece of human DNA. Now another team has topped that feat, pinpointing a human gene that not only grows the mouse brain but also gives it the distinctive folds found in primate brains. The work suggests that scientists are finally beginning to unravel some of the evolutionary steps that boosted the cognitive powers of our species. "This study represents a major milestone in our understanding of the developmental emergence of human uniqueness," says Victor Borrell Franco, a neurobiologist at the…
  • OPSEC For Activists, Because Encryption Is No Guarantee

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Nicola Hahn writes: "In the wake of the Snowden revelations strong encryption has been promoted by organizations like The Intercept and Freedom of the Press Foundation as a solution for safeguarding privacy against the encroachment of Big Brother. Even President Obama acknowledges that "there's no scenario in which we don't want really strong encryption." Yet the public record shows that over the years the NSA has honed its ability to steal encryption keys. Recent reports about the compromise of Gemalto's network and sophisticated firmware manipulation programs by the Office of Tailored…
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • Google: Play Store Ads, China, and YouTube

    Ben Bajarin
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
    It is no secret any longer that Google is facing challenges growing revenue at the pace they once were. Horace Deidu was the first person I read to point out the challenges to Google’s revenue growth…. This content is for Insider Monthly, Insider Yearly, Free Trial, Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • Research/Data: Phablet Impact Continues to Grow

    Bob O'Donnell
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:01 am
    The device market continues to evolve and grow, following paths that aren’t always as obvious as one might presume. PCs were dead, and now they’re not. Tablets were taking over, and now they’re not. Phablets… This content is for Insider Monthly, Insider Yearly, Free Trial, Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • The Real Problem with Lenovo’s Adware

    Jan Dawson
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Listeners of the Tech.pinions podcast will have heard me talk about this on last week’s episode, but I wanted to outline some thoughts about what Lenovo’s Superfish problem really says about the company. Tim had a piece on Wednesday, but I wanted to go a little further. The root of the problem is a lack of differentiation The real root of Lenovo’s problem here is a lack of differentiation. In the enterprise world, Lenovo has been able to benefit from the power of the ThinkPad brand. In the consumer world, it hasn’t had the same brand to lean on and has instead had to…
  • The iPad’s Role in Taking Education to the Next Level

    Ben Bajarin
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:44 pm
    My oldest daughter is about to go to Junior High. One of the schools we are looking into sending her is a one-iPad-per-child school. Each student uses an iPad in every class. The curriculum, content,… This content is for Insider Monthly, Insider Yearly, Free Trial, Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
  • The Lasting Impact of the Lenovo Adware Crisis

    Tim Bajarin
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:01 am
    Last Thursday, various security research groups posted their findings about the potential impact of Lenovo adding “adware” from Superfish to various models of consumer laptops they have sold since last September. The gist of the problem is Superfish apparently hijacks certain… This content is for Insider Monthly, Insider Yearly, Free Trial, Insider Yearly and Insider Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.
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  • 18 Essential Mac Apps for Yosemite

    Kevin Purcell
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:45 am
    18 Essential Mac Apps for Yosemite is a post by Kevin Purcell from Apple developers make some useful tools for OS X that extend the usefulness of Yosemite, the latest version of... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • WaterField Designs Bolt Briefcase Review

    Kevin Purcell
    15 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    WaterField Designs Bolt Briefcase Review is a post by Kevin Purcell from A good computer bag can help protect a valuable piece of equipment like notebooks and tablets. It also has to... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Dell Chromebook 11 with Intel Core i3 Review

    Kevin Purcell
    14 Feb 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Dell Chromebook 11 with Intel Core i3 Review is a post by Kevin Purcell from Dell launched their 11-inch Chromebook focused on the educational market awhile back, but they just bumped... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Acer Chromebooks for Education Debut with Two New Designs

    Kevin Purcell
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Acer Chromebooks for Education Debut with Two New Designs is a post by Kevin Purcell from Acer announced two new durable Acer Chromebooks this week for education users, with a larger... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Windows 10 Release Delivers Free Upgrade

    Josh Smith
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:27 am
    Windows 10 Release Delivers Free Upgrade is a post by Josh Smith from The Windows 10 release details include one important detail that will make it easier than ever for many users to... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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  • Solar Energy Systems for Pools

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:02 am
    If you have a pool, you know how much warming can mount your electricity bill. Solar systems for swimming pools offer an alternative method that does not devastate your bank account. Solar energy systems for swimming pools When most people think of solar energy systems, they think of large crystalline structures that are intended to collect a large amount of solar energy to convert solar energy. However, there are other uses for solar energy systems. One of the most ingenious uses for this technology is the use of solar energy for heating swimming pools. Using solar energy to heat your pool,…
  • Solar Energy Risks To Health

    21 Feb 2015 | 11:31 am
    Solar energy is a potential free electricity and water heating source. It has the power to take advantage of electricity in remote areas of the world. It seems to offer health and safety with power, but is it? Rarely health risks of solar energy are mentioned. This may be partly due to the limited use of this energy source. It may also be due to the lack of research in this area. Some have begun to study the health risks of solar energy, however, and if you study long enough, some estimates are available. Solar Thermal Risks Health Solar energy Health risks inherent in the design and…
  • Solar Energy Tips Everyone Needs To Know

    20 Feb 2015 | 3:21 am
    Solar energy can seem quite complicated if you are not familiar with the technology and products used. You just need the right information so you can take the opportunity by the horns. Read this article to learn of the many benefits that solar energy can provide homes and businesses. You need to understand how you can save energy after get it done by the solar power system you use. The battery power is stored until ready for use. Additionally, you can sell excess power to the utility to save even more. Effective solar panels are able to move. If the panels are stationary, you should choose a…
  • Solar Energy Tips You Can Start Trying Today

    18 Feb 2015 | 10:52 am
    Are you familiar with solar energy? Is there anything else you want to know about solar energy? If this is the case, you should learn everything you can and have a good plan for moving forward. Read on to discover how to take advantage of solar energy market. The number of solar panels to purchase, and its effectiveness has everything to do with the amount of energy your panels produce. You must do the math to figure out how many panels will be needed. It’s a good idea to get some very good signs for many poor. While maintaining solar panels, which should continue to work well.
  • Solar Energy Advice That Can Work For You

    9 Feb 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Solar power is becoming very popular. Anyone who owns a building can benefit from this energy source. If you aren’t sure how it works or what benefits await you, read on! In this article, we will discuss the latest and greatest in solar energy. Start small if you are just starting out with solar energy. Choose a few lights to put in your front yard until you realize the benefits of solar energy. You can find these in almost any type of home improvement store. Installing these isn’t terribly difficult, you just place them where you want them. Find solar panels that maximize energy…
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    Tech Talk


    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The FCC voted in favor of "Network Neutrality" along party lines. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Facebook yesterday held its Fifth Compassion Research Day at its Silicon Valley headquarters. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    24 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Pebble, one of the early smart watch players, is releasing a new color watch called Pebble Time. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    YouTube Kids is a new app from Google that brings age-appropriate content and child friendly user inter-face to little YouTubers. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    22 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A service called allows people to create their own on-line interactive courses. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)
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  • Zillow’s Home Price Estimates Now Reflect Edits Immediately

    Frederic Lardinois
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
     Zillow now makes it easier for homeowners to edit facts about their homes and have those changes immediately reflected in its price estimates. Zillow’s so-called Zestimates are one of the key features of its service. For every house in the U.S., Zillow will try to estimate its current value. Currently, that’s about 100 million homes, the company’s chief economist Stan… Read More
  • Kobalt Tunes Into $60M Led By Google Ventures For Its Music Rights Collection Platform

    Ingrid Lunden
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:41 pm
     The rise of digital music services has had some musicians up in arms over the way (and how much) they are paid. Now a startup that has built a better way to track this is stepping up its role in the game. Kobalt — which has developed platform to help music rights holders collect royalties more efficiently from across different digital music services — has raised a $60… Read More
  • Grofers, An On-Demand Delivery Service For Indian Cities, Raises $10M From Sequoia And Tiger Global

    Catherine Shu
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
     An Indian startup called Grofers wants to help local shops take advantage of the e-commerce boom by not only providing them with a mobile platform for their inventory, but also facilitating on-demand delivery within 90 minutes. The startup just got a vote of confidence in the form of a $10 million series A round led by Sequoia Capital (a returning investor) and Tiger Global. Read More
  • As Kleiner Trial Plays On, VC’s Upper Echelon Is Laid Bare To The Real World

    Colleen Taylor
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
     The world of venture capital has generally long been cloaked in understated reticence and secrecy. That’s especially been true for the more traditional top tier Sand Hill Road firms, such as Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers. After all, a big benefit of being in the private market is, well, the privacy. Deals can be done over handshakes. Salaries and bonuses can be confidential.… Read More
  • Citymaps Raises $6M As Its Mapping App Goes Global

    Anthony Ha
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:05 pm
     Mapping startup Citymaps today announced a new $6 million funding round. The company’s app, which was previously available on iOS, also launched on Android, and it expanded its previously US-centric coverage to 80 million points of interest across the world. So why would you need another mapping app? Co-founder and President Aaron Rudenstine came by the TechCrunch office to demo Citymaps… Read More
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    Mobile and Social Media

  • It’s 2015 and People Still Think This is the Best Way to Leverage the Social Web? Really?!

    19 Feb 2015 | 12:56 am
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) It has been a while since I went on one of my rants here. I mean, I do it on Twitter quite often, but a full-fledged rant blog post? Haven’t written one since I listed my annoyances with the way people behave on the web back in June, 2014. Everything great about social is dwarfed by the annoyance caused by the guy who logs on every 6 months to promote something/ask for a share! — Hillel Fuld (@HilzFuld) February 18, 2015 I get it, I really do. Everyone around you is talking about this thing called social media that works wonders and makes things go viral.
  • An Interview with Hunter Walk, Partner at Homebrew and Previous Consumer Product Management Lead at YouTube

    7 Jan 2015 | 10:24 pm
    By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld) I gotta be honest with you. I follow way too many people on Twitter. 8,754, to be precise. It may be worth writing a post about the different reasons I follow different people. Some I follow out of curiosity, some out of courtesy, and others, I have absolutely no idea how, when, or why I started following. Then there is the occasional gem. There are the select few people that totally make my Twitter experience. People like Elon Musk,  Marc Andreessen, some tech journalists, and at the top of the list, alongside these greats, is Hunter Walk. Besides his…
  • An Interview with Saul Singer, Co-Author of the Book ‘Startup Nation’ and One of Israel’s Greatest Thinkers

    25 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    Over the years, I have done quite a few killer interviews and I am very proud of the long list. Having said that, the opportunity to have interviewed Saul Singer is definitely at the top of my list. If you are not familiar (how are you not familiar?), Saul wrote the book “Startup Nation” along with his brother in law, Dan Senor. Saul has been a journalist for many years, and has been a thought-leader to the Israeli tech scene through his global tours, speaking engagements, and contributions to leading and influential publications across the web and print. You can and should…
  • An Interview with Tomer Sharon, Senior User Experience Researcher at Google about UX, Mobile, and Life at Google

    4 Dec 2014 | 12:06 am
    A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to visit an old friend at Google, NY. Now why is that interesting? Because I call Tomer “An old friend” despite the fact that I had never met him. “Wow, you have a strange definition of friend” is probably what you’re thinking. Could very well be, but if you think about the nature of friendship, you will quickly realize that a friend is someone you learn from, someone you share experiences with, and someone you respect and, well, like. Such is Tomer. I have been following Tomer for years on the social web and consistently…
  • 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…
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  • Good job, Internet. Your #TheDress jokes cured the blues

    Annie Colbert
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Oh, Internet, you had fun tonight The Great Dress Color Debate of 2015 took over the whole damn Internet on Thursday. And because humor is the best way to deal with controversial optical illusions, everyone chimed in with a joke See also: You can buy the blue-black, white-gold dress for $77 Now, we're left in stitches. (Sorry.) Read more... More about Lists, Watercooler, Pics, Memes, and Conversations
  • $150K dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o at Oscars reported stolen

    The Associated Press
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:47 pm
    LOS ANGELES — The theft of a $150,000 pearl-covered gown worn by Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars doesn't surprise Hollywood stylists who have personally experienced the seedy side of red carpet fashion. Style expert and fashion commentator Mary Alice Stephenson has for years heard stories about similar stolen celebrity items. "It's not shocking to me that this would be taken out of her hotel room," said Stephenson, who once had a nabbed Fendi bag held for ransom. See also: What color is this dress: Gold and white or blue and black? A dress like the custom ivory one designed by Francisco…
  • 16 couples that are definitely breaking up over the dress

    Brian Koerber
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:22 pm
    That infamous dress has split more than the Internet. Sometimes, it's the little things in a relationship that can spark an argument, like leaving the toilet seat up, or seeing a dress that is clearly black and blue as white and gold. See also: You can buy the blue-black, white-gold dress for $77 But on Thursday night, no matter how many toilet seats were properly shut, it didn't matter. This is it. This is the end, people. The dress is going to ruin us all — starting with these couples: BONUS: 15 people fiercely arguing about the color of this mind-boggling dress Have something to add…
  • 16 optical illusions more fun than that damn dress

    Brian Koerber
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:09 pm
    Well, if we've learned anything from the Internet today, it's that your eyes can play tricks on you. A photo of one dress revealing what we suspect is an optical illusion split the Internet into two teams on Thursday: Team Blue and Black, and Team White and Gold See also: 15 people fiercely arguing about the color of this mind-boggling dress This optical illusion is cool, but a mind-bending optical illusion should make you say, "Whoa, dude," and question everything you thought you knew about reality. And, it should work for everyone Have something to add to this story? Share it in the…
  • Why that dress looks white and gold: It's overexposed

    Jonathan Ellis
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Yes, the Internet went crazy Thursday night over a dress that looked white and gold to some people, and blue and black to others. We're not here to debate why some people see it one way and some people see it otherwise. No, we're just here to point this out: The Internet is going nuts over a photo that's just terribly, horribly overexposed. See also: 15 people fiercely arguing about the color of this mind-boggling dress Sure, we've all seen overexposed photos — they look washed out and too bright. But maybe we've never seen one this bad. The original colors of the dress are most likely…
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  • Minnesota Legislators, Law Enforcement Trying To Strip The 'Public Accountability' Out Of State's Body Camera Program

    Tim Cushing
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    More cities and states are getting behind the idea that outfitting their law enforcement officers with body cameras will result in better policing and more accountability. Unfortunately, many of them then follow this moment of clarity by gutting the "accountability" part of the programs. Los Angeles law enforcement agencies will only turn over camera footage if it's part of a criminal or civil suit. Florida legislators are pushing for additional exceptions in the state's open records laws specifically for body camera footage and specifically at the request of the state's police union.
  • DailyDirt: Keeping Information For A Really, Really, Really Long Time

    Michael Ho
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The problem of storing digital data usually involves transferring data from an older format to a newer one -- with the hopes that the newer one won't be replaced as quickly as the older format it just replaced. Maybe some archivists out there like to go through this periodic technology shift and verify that the data we've stored is still readable, but wouldn't it be nice if there was a "store it and forget it" format? A single gram of DNA can store up to 455 exabytes of data, and roughly four grams of DNA could store all of the world's collected information. It's not cheap to store arbitrary…
  • Verizon At Least Shows It Has A Sense Of Humor About Net Neutrality, Even If It's Incapable Of Respecting It

    Karl Bode
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Sure, Verizon may be endlessly misleading when it comes to everything from the spectrum crunch to network investment. And when it comes to anti-competitive telecom behavior it wrote the book. Hell, Verizon's even in many ways directly responsible for this week's net neutrality ruling by suing to overturn the original flimsy net neutrality rules -- rules every other ISP had absolutely no problem with. But while you can say a lot of things about Verizon, you can't say the company doesn't have a sense of humor. As you might expect, Verizon took to the company's blog to protest the FCC's new…
  • Senator Asks FCC To Explain Its Involvement In The Proliferation Of Stingray Devices

    Tim Cushing
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Despite the feds' best efforts to keep IMSI catchers (Stingray devices, colloquially and almost certainly to the dismay of manufacturer Harris Corporation, as they head to becoming the kleenex of surveillance tech) a secret, there's still enough information leaking out around the edges of the FBI's non-disclosure agreements to provoke public discussion. The discussion appears to have reached the top of the food chain. Sen. Bill Nelson -- following the lead of Senators Leahy and Grassley -- has sent a letter to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler asking the following: [image credit: Julian Sanchez] Dear…
  • Marshawn Lynch, Anti-Authority Hero, Loves To Trademark His Phrases

    Timothy Geigner
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:33 pm
    At some point, this whole fad of trademarking phrases that leap into the public consciousness through public events is going to have to stop. Between trying to lock the language of the recently slain, the foreign policy story du jour, and all the rest, eventually the public and the courts are going to have to realize that this can't go on unchecked. For some reason, professional and college sports organizations seem especially prone to this kind of nonsense, from the attempt to exert control over a colloquial term to a team simply treating its own fanbase like so much trademarkable chattle.
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  • P0wned plugin puts a million Word Press sites at risk of attack

    Darren Pauli
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:38 pm
    See? We told you blogs were dangerous Up to one million Word Press websites could be open to full compromise through a vulnerability in the WP-Slimstat plugin, security bod Marc-Alexandre Montpas says.…
  • Spotty Ceres baffles boffins with bright patches

    Iain Thomson
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Volcano? Ice? Exhaust port? YOU decide The Dawn spacecraft sent by NASA to investigate the asteroid belt's largest bodies has spotted a second bright spot on the surface of Ceres, sparking speculation that the dwarf planet might be significantly stranger than first thought.…
  • Laughing gas and rubber: A recipe for suborbital flight?

    Lester Haines
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Boston Uni's hybrid Skyscraper rocket aims for 100km This summer, the skies above Nevada will thunder to the sound of a mighty hybrid rocket motor, as the Boston University Rocket Propulsion Group (BURPG) sends its Starscraper vehicle past the symbolic 100km Kármán line.…
  • EU's zombie data-grab plan climbs out of coffin

    Jennifer Baker
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:27 pm
    EU Parliament split over blanket data retention for air passengers The European Parliament is divided over new efforts to revive a plan to slurp citizens' travel info.…
  • Intel, Apple and Cisco crossed off Chinese Gov's kit list

    Richard Chirgwin
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Beijing won't buy products it suspects of harbouring western naughtiness China appears to have lopped Cisco and Apple from the list of vendors approved to sell to its government.…
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    Digital Trends

  • Sex Box, a show where couples have sex in a box, fails to impress

    Mike Flacy
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Definitely one of the more ridiculous reality shows of 2015, Sex Box is a show in which couples have sex within a chamber on a soundstage before popping out to discuss their sex life. The post Sex Box, a show where couples have sex in a box, fails to impress appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • First ever Chevrolet Camaro headed for the 2015 Carlisle GM Nationals in June

    Andrew Hard
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
    The first Chevrolet Camaro ever built has been restored and is headed to the 2015 Carlisle GM Nationals. The car show runs from June 26th to June 28th and will feature a wide variety of modern and classic GM vehicles. The post First ever Chevrolet Camaro headed for the 2015 Carlisle GM Nationals in June appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Heroes-on-villains free-for-all in Fable Legends, now free-to-play

    Will Fulton
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Microsoft and Lionhead Studios have announced that the upcoming, asymmetric dungeon crawl RPG, Fable Legends, will be free-to-play on all platforms, with in-game purchases. The post Heroes-on-villains free-for-all in Fable Legends, now free-to-play appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Uncover more of The Evil Within’s horrible secrets in its first DLC this March

    Will Fulton
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:50 pm
    The Assignment, The Evil Within's first DLC expansion, begins a 2-part narrative arc following Julie Kidman, for a deeper dive into the game's mysterious story, on March 10, 2015. The post Uncover more of The Evil Within’s horrible secrets in its first DLC this March appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • ‘WankBand’ is a wearable kinetic charger that generates power as you jerk it

    Drew Prindle
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Much like one of those shake-to-shine flashlights, Pornhub's upcoming 'Wankband' device translates your forearm's feverish up-and-down motion into usable electricity. The post ‘WankBand’ is a wearable kinetic charger that generates power as you jerk it appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • Bandit Ultra Trail Race 2015 – Volunteering and Photos O’ Plenty

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

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

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

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

    Eric Ravenscraft
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    You may not be able to tell in some places, but we're right in the middle of winter. If you need a reminder beyond your window, this peacefully white home screen will make you feel winter's chill.Read more...
  • "Confidence Is the Ability to Move Toward Things Wholeheartedly"

    Patrick Allan
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    When we think of confidence , it's hard not to associate it with being successful. Confidence isn't really about success or failure, though. It's about jumping in and taking action regardless of what the outcome will be.Read more...
  • Build a Convincing Hide-a-Key Out of PVC Pipe Parts

    Patrick Allan
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Getting locked out of your house is the worst. Having a hide-a-key can help, but you need to make sure it doesn't look too conspicuous. This setup looks just like some plain old piping on the side of the house.Read more...
  • Learn How to Perfectly Smoke Any Kind of Meat with This Chart

    Patrick Allan
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    As the weather starts to warm up, grilling and other outdoor cooking sounds better and better. If you're interested in doing some slow cooking with your electric smoker, this chart tells you how to do it right with 17 different kinds of meat.Read more...
  • Deadspin Llamas On Llam Llose Llawmen | Gawker A Letter From Richard Glossip, Who Was Almost Execute

    Jane-Claire Quigley
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Deadspin Llamas On Llam Llose Llawmen GawkerA Letter From Richard Glossip, Who Was Almost Executed Last Month GizmodoFCC Passes Strongest Net Neutrality Rules In America's History KotakuHow Anita Sarkeesian Wants Video Games To Change | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
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  • Active antennas could mean more powerful Wi-Fi networks

    Kevin Fitchard
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Smart antenna maker Ethertronics is taking active antenna technology it originally developed for mobile phones and applying it to Wi-Fi routers and gadgets. Its hope is to create consumer wireless networks…
  • Use young lawyers and more thoughts from CIOs moving to the cloud

    Stacey Higginbotham
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:38 pm
    One of the biggest roadblock to adopting the public cloud for Rich Roseman, former CIO at 21st Century Fox had nothing to do with bandwidth, vendor-lock in or security. It had…
  • How Twitter processes tons of mobile application data each day

    Jonathan Vanian
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:31 pm
    It’s only been seven months since Twitter released its Answers tool, which was designed to provide users with mobile application analytics. But since that time, Twitter now sees roughly five billion…
  • Autodesk is now selling an open-source 3D printer

    Signe Brewster
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Autodesk's first foray into hardware is here: The Ember 3D printer is now available for anyone to order. At $5,995, the printer isn't exactly a steal. Autodesk more so built it…
  • Cloudera claims more than $100M in revenue in 2014

    Derrick Harris
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Hadoop vendor Cloudera announced on Tuesday that the company's "[p]reliminary unaudited total revenue surpassed $100 million" in 2014. That the company, which is still privately held, would choose to disclose even…
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  • This is the real color of that goddamn white and gold dress

    Jesus Diaz
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:24 pm
    In what may be the biggest case of mass hysteria ever experienced in the history of the internet, everyone in the planet speculated tonight about what's the color of a stupid dress. Some people even claimed it changed color.* Others looked for Photoshop analysis or scientific explanations. None of that matters. Here is the real color.Read more...
  • Why Relativity Would Mess Up Car Headlights

    Chris Mills
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:08 pm
    The crew over at Vsauce has set out to answer a very important and critical question: would car headlights work at the speed of light? Unsurprisingly, the answer is not simple, but in the process, you do learn a lot about general relativity and photons and other sciencey stuff. Read more...
  • What The Fuck Is Wrong With Your Eyes? A Dress Explainer

    Chris Mills
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:40 pm
    At some point this evening your flatmate or loved one probably ran headfirst into the room, iPad in tow, screaming about how YOU HAVE TO TELL ME WHAT COLOR THIS DRESS IS , and then subsequently disowning you when you said blue/black. What the fuck is going on? Here's an educated guess. Read more...
  • The Latest Twitter Update Tries To Address Doxxing

    Chris Mills
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Doxxing, and the death threats and swatting that almost invariably follow, is one of the nastiest tools of internet trolls worldwide. Twitter is on the front lines of the online abuse problem, but thus far they've been fighting a fairly pathetic losing battle . The company's latest update hopes to turn that around. Read more...
  • Some people see this dress as white & gold while others see black & blue

    Casey Chan
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:40 pm
    I don't know where this image originates from but it's around the Internet right now and it shows a picture of a dress that is so very clearly white and gold to me but is black and blue to so many other people. It's black and blue to Google Image Search. Photoshop's eyedropper tool says it's black and blue. But I only see white and gold.Read more...
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  • Twitter makes reporting trolls easier, cracks down on repeat offenders

    Mat Smith
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:27 pm
    In the ongoing battle agains trolls, abusive users and other rule-breakers, Twitter has expanded how it can attempt to squash tweet-based troubles. If someone is impersonating another through a Twitter account, or leaking sensitive personal data, any...
  • Privacy advocates want the FTC to investigate Samsung's smart TVs

    Mariella Moon
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:07 pm
    The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) wasn't convinced when Samsung explained that its smart TVs aren't actually eavesdropping on people. In fact, the privacy group has just asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the Sou...
  • Harrison Ford will return in 'Blade Runner' sequel

    Richard Lawler
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:32 pm
    Need more good news after today's net neutrality ruling? Deadline and Variety report it has been confirmed that Harrison Ford will return to the role of Rick Deckard in the Blade Runner sequel that's currently in the works. Ridley Scott is producing ...
  • 'Fable' going free-to-play on Xbox One and Windows 10

    Timothy J. Seppala
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:16 pm
    Now you can add "price" alongside "gameplay" to the list of aspects that separates Fable Legends from its forebears. That's because the game's launching as a free-to-play title on Windows 10 and gratis with an Xbox Live Gold subscription on Xbox One....
  • Daily Roundup: Net neutrality wins, digital brothels and more!

    Dave Schumaker
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:42 pm
    In today's news, the FCC approved its net neutrality plan, a "digital brothel" lets people have sex through the internet and Pebble smashes its own crowdfunding records. Read about all the top stories in today's Daily Roundup....
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • 3D Robotics Taps Qualcomm For $50M Series C And Mobile Tech

    Matt Burns
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
     The race to build the best drone is on and 3D Robotics is today announcing its latest round of financing that it hopes will enable the company to keep its commanding position in the marketplace. As part of the funding, the drone upstart also found a new partner in Qualcomm. You know, the company that builds the chips and bits inside cell phones, because as CEO and co-founder Chris Anderson… Read More
  • How To Watch The Apple Watch Event Live On March 9

    Darrell Etherington
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
     It’s almost certain Apple’s March 9 event will provide specifics about the upcoming April launch of the Apple Watch, but you can find out for yourself by tuning in to a live video feed Apple will provide for the event that starts at 10 AM PT. All you’ll need is Apple’s dedicated live events site, and a recent version of Safari running on OS X, or on iOS. You can… Read More
  • Jawbone Blames Manufacturing Woes For UP3 Delay

    Matt Burns
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
     Jawbone announced the third generation of its fitness tracker last November but it has yet to ship. Appropriately called the UP3, the device builds upon its two predecessors, adding heart rate monitoring to the mix. The tracker was already delayed once. Now Jawbone tells me that it is having trouble manufacturing the device. Read More
  • Join Us For Hardware Alley In New York, Won’t You?

    John Biggs
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:07 am
     We want to see you in New York for Disrupt NY 2015, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great funders and VCs and I’d love to meet you. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world and you’re some of my favorite people. Disrupt runs from May 4 to May 6 and will be held at the Manhattan Center in New York City. It’s an amazing… Read More
  • Apple Sends Out Invites For March 9 Event, Likely For Apple Watch

    Darrell Etherington
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
     Apple has issued invites for a new media event on March 9, with the tagline “Spring Forward,” which likely refers to time, hence the Apple Watch is a good guess for the star of the show. The event kicks off at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 9, and we should get more details regarding the April launch window for… Read More
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  • Microsoft Introduces PIN Code For OneDrive For Windows Phone

    Edwin Kee
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:21 pm
    Microsoft has just introduced a spanking new update to its OneDrive app for Windows Phone – and this means that one would also be able to enjoy several new features that have been long looked forward to, for the very first time. For instance, one is now able to gain access to multiple Microsoft accounts through OneDrive, as well as store details of those accounts within the app, in order to facilitate easy access as well as switch between them later.Not only that, Microsoft has also added PIN code in order to assist in the prevention of other people who make use of your device from…
  • Samsung to Live Stream Upcoming Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Event

    Edwin Kee
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:13 pm
    We have learned earlier this morning that the Apple Watch event has been confirmed for March 9th, but before that, you can be sure that the whole world will be looking forward to the Samsung Galaxy S6 as well as the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones. Well, Samsung has also announced that they will carry a live stream of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge event, as you can view in the YouTube video above.The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, although the latter could very well be known as the Samsung Galaxy S Dual Edge. Expect both handsets to experience an official unveiling this coming Sunday,…
  • Net Neutrality Voted

    Edwin Kee
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Today is a day of historic proportions, as a cote took place in Washington, D.C. saw the FCC go through a vote to reclassify broadband under Title II, which in turn, will provide the regulatory body the relevant degree of authority to impose rules over broadband providers. The new rules have been specially designed to ensure that the Internet will remain free of blocking, throttling and paid prioritization.In other words, the vote would work in favor of ensuring that the Internet remains free of paid prioritization as opposed to those with large checkbooks who demand better speed and traffic,…
  • VAIO Could Enter Smartphone Market

    Edwin Kee
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:59 pm
    In the middle of last month, we did learn that there were a couple of devices which were announced by VAIO – the VAIO Z and VAIO Z Canvas, which do seem to shape up to be a pretty decent tablet individually. Having said that, we have received word from the grapevine that VAIO could be making plans to enter the smartphone market with a brand new handset, now how about that? VAIO used to be part of Sony once, but since 2014, they have ended up under the umbrella of Japanese Industrial Partners (JIP).Well, new rumors have surfaced, touting that the brand will be debuting a smartphone in…
  • LG G Pad F 7.0 Is The First LG Tablet From Sprint

    Edwin Kee
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:54 pm
    Sprint subscribers, listen up! Perhaps it is time you have stopped your search for an Android-powered tablet, as when March 13th arrives, you will be able to get your hands on the LG G Pad F 7.0 for free. Yes sir, not a single cent need to be dropped down, as long as you agree to a 2-year agreement and any active Sprint smartphone.While there might not be any free lunch in this world, at the very least, there is a free tablet lying around somewhere, don’t you think so? Sprint is currently working on a March 13 launch where the LG G Pad F 7.0 is concerned, with this being the very first…
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  • Kyocera is ready to take MWC 2015 by storm with solar-powered prototype phone

    Adrian Diaconescu
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:58 am
    No stranger to nichey gear, meant to survive wars, not look pretty, and all sorts of rugged experiments, Kyocera is ready to take things to the next level, by exploring the market for gadgets drawing their juice from alternative energy sources. Namely, the tireless sun. The world’s first solar charging smartphone prototype will reportedly debut in the limelight at the Mobile… Continue reading Kyocera is ready to take MWC 2015 by storm with solar-powered prototype phone Related posts: Sharp flaunts 26-inch solar-powered LCD TV prototype Sprint’s Kyocera Torque Rugged Smartphone Gets…
  • Samsung acquires LoopPay

    Barb Gonzalez
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:33 am
    LoopPay fools the terminal into thinking a credit card has been swiped. Using a LoopPay fob digital wallet to pay in stores, taxis, and restaurants, has replaced my wallet, better than ApplePay, but it’s about to change as Samsung has acquired LoopPay as a fully owned subsidiary. The technology doesn’t require bank or store participation as it uses Magnetic Secure Transmission that can be read by POS (point of sale) as if a credit or debit card has been swiped. According to the LoopPay… Continue reading Samsung acquires LoopPay Related posts: Use LoopPay and truly leave your wallet at…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 prototype stars in extensive photo shoot

    Adrian Diaconescu
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    Perhaps jealous of all the attention HTC’s been getting this past week in the wake of some very thorough One M9 visual leaks, Samsung may have let the cat out of the bag once and for all. Granted, the Galaxy S6 was never the world’s best kept secret, but aside from a few schematics and parts of the alleged metal skeleton, we were yet to see the “next big thing” in the flesh.Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S6 prototype stars in extensive photo shoot Related posts: HTC M9 Plus stars in its own covert photo shoot, not the same as M9 Motorola Moto E gets extensive photo shoot ahead of May…
  • AT&T brings its second-gen Moto X up to date with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

    Adrian Diaconescu
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:56 am
    Although Motorola was recently forced to justify its Android 5.0 upgrading lethargy for the original 2013 Moto X, we’re still waiting for a solid explanation as to the Lollipop delays on the advanced 2014 variant. And no, the “contemporary” Snapdragon 801 processor can’t be at fault here. Granted, we may be pointing the finger at the wrong culprit. After all, the… Continue reading AT&T brings its second-gen Moto X up to date with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Related posts: Android 5.0 Lollipop rolls out to second-gen Verizon Moto X Patience, grasshoppers, all recent Moto products will…
  • Spotify adds lyrics to desktop app

    Hannah Abrams
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:59 am
    We’ve all been there: you’re hanging out with your friends in the kitchen, listening to Spotify on a bluetooth speaker, and suddenly a lyric dispute comes up. Quickly, your best friend becomes your mortal enemy as you rewind and play through the troublesome lyric in the chosen song over and over again. Maybe it’s just my group of friends, but we still remember the battle over Nicki Minaj’s “Starships.” Just to catch you up to speed, this was the lyrical dispute: Eileen: “Let’s go to the… Continue reading Spotify adds lyrics to desktop app Related posts: Spotify adds a new…
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  • Malicious Emailers Find Healthcare Firms Juicy Prey

    John P. Mello Jr.
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    Healthcare providers have garnered growing interest from hackers in recent months. More evidence of that trend appeared last week in a report on email trust. An email that appeared to come from a healthcare company was four times more likely to be fraudulent than an email purportedly from a social media company like Facebook, one of the largest creators of email on the Internet, Agari found. The report gives industries a TrustScore -- that is, a number that reflects the trustworthiness of email from companies within that industry group.
  • Pearl OS Could Be a Gem in the Making

    Jack M. Germain
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you favor the OS X environment, Pearl OS might be a Linux distro to feed your fancy. Pearl OS is a revival of the discontinued Pear OS distro. It picks up where Pear left off in early 2014. Pearl OS has two desktop versions: XFCE and MATE. Both are based on Ubuntu Linux distro version 14.04 Mini release. The two flavors of Pearl OS are customized to look and act like the OS X operating system. But Pearl is Linux and not OS X. This distro runs Debian-based Linux applications. It does not run OS X software or have actual OS X functions.
  • Volvo Talks Up Its Self-Driving Cars

    Peter Suciu
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Volvo last week revealed the latest developments in its Drive Me project, showing off a complete system that could make it possible to integrate self-driving cars into regular traffic with drivers behind the wheel. Volvo is making progress toward its goal of releasing 100 self-driving vehicles to consumers on selected roads around Gothenburg -- Sweden's second largest city -- by 2017, the company said. Volvo is working with legislators, transport authorities and city officials to help ensure a crash-free future on the roads.
  • Valve To Put Steam Behind VR Efforts With New Headset

    John P. Mello Jr.
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:04 am
    Valve on Monday announced that it's getting into the virtual reality hardware business. In a terse tease posted to the Web, the company trumpeted its intentions to reveal its SteamVR hardware system next week at the 2015 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Valve also announced that it is looking for developers and publishers to create content for its new VR hardware system. Also to be demonstrated at next week's GDC will be a refined version of the Steam Controller and a number of living room devices, Valve said.
  • Open Source vs. Proprietary Firms on the IoT Battleground

    Jack M. Germain
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Technology wars are predictable. Every new wave of gadgetry brings a fight over who will be the next king of the software hill. The next big battle is brewing over control of the Internet of Things marketplace. Consumers see only convenience and extensions to their always-on mobile devices. Product makers see a pathway to streaming data that can be monetized from buyers' connections. Will history repeat itself, as open source begins to take on the current, yet unsustainable, walled-garden core of the IoT?
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  • A Failed Hacker Unmasking Exercise

    Bill Brenner
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:26 am
    “A ridiculous article which purports to show us the face of a hacker…” — Chris Wysopal, CTO of Veracode, in a tweet The ability of media outlets to create sophisticated images and graphics is light years beyond what it was when I was a young journalist in the 1990s. The technology has spawned a lot of cool projects, like this visual of a botnet from my former employer, The enhanced capability also leads to some truly ridiculous creations. For example, this Secure Thoughts piece on “hackers unmasked.” The writer asks, “Who are the…
  • New Adobe Flash Vulnerability – CVE-2015-0313

    Bill Brenner
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    Oh, joy. Adobe has put out yet another security bulletin for vulnerabilities in Flash.  Details: Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player Release date: February 2, 2015 Vulnerability identifier: APSA15-02 CVE number: CVE-2015-0313 Platform: All Platforms Summary A critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-0313) exists in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh.  Successful exploitation could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. We are aware of reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in…
  • 3 Books that Changed My Life

    Bill Brenner
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:01 am
    The following is cross-posted from the Security Uncorked blog… My friend Jennifer Minella is doing a series where she asks folks from the security community about three books that changed their lives. She kicks it off with me. In this series, I asked infosec professionals to name 3 books that changed their life. This entry includes picks from journalist, writer and podcaster Bill Brenner. When I set out seeking contributors for this piece, one of the first people that came to my mind was Bill Brenner. Throughout the years, Bill has been someone I (and many in the industry) admire for…
  • The Oracle of Security Flaws

    Bill Brenner
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:45 pm
    When it comes to patching vulnerabilities, Oracle does nothing small. In its latest quarterly CPU (Critical Patch Update), the database giant hands its customers 169 new security fixes affecting many products. The full patch matrix is here. SiliconANGLE offers a decent analysis of the vulnerabilities and patches. From Maria Deutscher’s report: One flaw that drew an outsized amount of attention is a misconfiguration affecting the enterprise technology stalwart’s popular E-Business Suite, which “gobsmacked” its discoverer, in his own words. David Litchfield, a U.K.-based expert on…
  • “Hackers. It’s time to Unite”

    Bill Brenner
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
    Last week I wrote about the new anti-hacking laws President Obama plans to float in his State of the Union address and how the proposals are Draconian at best. I noted that it’s in our power to educate the masses and stop this thing before it becomes law. To that end, I have something to share with you. Derek Watson — better known in the security community as Blak Dayz (blakdayz) — posted the following call to action: Hackers. It’s time to UNITE. With these new proposed laws, they are literally coming for our freedom. If you are interested in joining in a fast…
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  • Five Devices to expect at MWC 2015

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:03 am
    Mobile World Congress (MWC) is right around the corner, […] You might also like: LG to unveil four mid-range smartphones next week at MWC 2015 LG is expected to unveil four mid-range smartphones fro […]... Honor 3C Lite priced at Php 5290, available starting Feb 6 in Lazada The Honor 3C Lite will be available for Php 5,290... OPPO N3 priced at Php 29,990 in PH, available starting January 10, 2015 Launched October of last year in Singapore together wit […]...
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  • Kazam mobile phone ad is banned for sexism

    Diane Shipley
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    A young woman wanders around in her underwear, fondling her cleavage and thigh, biting her lip. What is this, some sub-‘50 Shades’ soft p0rn? Oh no, look, she’s doing her ironing, must be a gender-normative ad for some boring household product. Ahhh, no, I see what it is now: an ad for Kazam’s Tornado 348 mobile phone which she’s accidentally ironed because it’s so thin and unobtrusive.(Women, those dopes.) Yes, that explains why we needed all those lingering shots of her with no clothes on. Or no, wait. Actually, it doesn’t. In a victory against the idea that the male gaze…
  • 12 accessories to make the most of your Samsung Galaxy S5

    Hayley Minn
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:35 am
    We brought you 12 accessories for the iPhone 6 last week, but we’re not leaving you Android fans out. We’ve found 12 of the best accessories to make the most of your Samsung Galaxy S5. From chargers to cases to smartwatches, there’s something for everyone on this list, because having a smartphone isn’t just about being able to make calls and texts. 1) Muji Fairisle Touchscreen Gloves We tried five pairs of touchscreen gloves, back in December, and these were our favourites. They were comfortable, warm and worked well – everything you need from a pair of…
  • Finally! The optimum eyelash length, revealed

    Diane Shipley
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:46 am
    Sure, it might be cool to have a cure for cancer or see Aids ended in our lifetime. Maybe people with neurodegenerative diseases could be given a sliver of scientific hope. But I think we can all agree that there’s one field of research that’s truly important for the future of humanity: optimal eyelash length. Well, now we can all stop obsessing, because the answers are in. (I tease, but it’s actually potentially useful info from both a health and environmental perspective – no, really.) Georgia Institute of Technology researchers sent a student to measure the eyes and eyelashes…
  • Smartphone displays could have built-in fingerprint scanners fairly soon

    Tom Pritchard
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:56 am
    Remember a couple of weeks ago when we showed you Apple’s patent for building TouchID into an iPhone/iPad display? It could happen sooner than you think. Apple’s idea might still be in the very early stages, but a South Korean company believes it can build fingerprint-scanning touchscreens into phones by the end of the year. CrucialTec already has patent approval for a fingerprint scanner that is embedded as part of the smartphone’s display. This would negate the need for a separate fingerprint-scanning button which would otherwise waste valuable space on the front of the…
  • Scientists studied why lattes are harder to spill

    Diane Shipley
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:21 am
    Good news for romantic comedy heroines with a clumsy streak (i.e. all of them): scientists have found the type of coffee least likely to spill. Lattes are apparently much easier to carry incident-free than your standard drip coffee – which turns out to be aptly named. Researchers Emilie Dressaire, from the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, and Alban Sauret, from the French National Centre for Scientific Research, had both noticed that foam seems to make some drinks less prone to spillage. So they decided to test to see if they could find a scientific formula to explain…
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  • Hands on with the Roto Motorised VR gaming platform – could it be about to change VR gaming?

    James O'Malley
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:12 am
    A new VR product is hoping to take Oculus Rift gaming out of the “Cone of Comfort” and into give gamers a full 360-degree experience. Roto is a motorised seat base that will move with you when you’re wearing a VR headset and allow you to fully explore 3D worlds. The creators of Roto argue that even with products like the Oculus Rift or Samsung Gear VR headset, after looking about a little bit you’ll always end up playing the game as normal, keeping your vision within a relatively limited field of vision. Worse still, with headsets when you do spin around whilst staying seated, it can…
  • MWC 2015 rumours: HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6 and more

    Stuart O'Connor
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:38 am
    The annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is considered by many to be the biggest event in the mobile world – it is, after all, where many of this year’s smartphones and tablets will be launched. MWC 2015 is expected to be the usual big affair, and there are plenty of rumours about what might be shown off. According to TechRadar, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 are pretty much guaranteed to make an appearance in Barcelona next week. The site reports that HTC has sent out invites to a special event it’s holding on March 1 in Barcelona, with the headline “utopia…
  • Payday 2 is coming to PS4 and Xbox One with “Crimewave Edition”

    James O'Malley
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:39 am
    Overkill games has announced that its highly acclaimed bank rob ‘em up, Payday 2, will finally be making its way to consoles. The first person game sees players have to use a combination of stealth and shooting to participate in a wide range of criminal activities – from robbing a bank, to rigging an election. Released only on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 so far, it has proved hugely successful – so the console transition perhaps shouldn’t be a surprise. Sadly though, it looks like you won’t be able to bring your save data with you. According to Eurogamer, the…
  • Will the Apple Watch be waterproof?

    James O'Malley
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:11 am
    It appears that the forthcoming Apple Watch will work fine in the shower – judging by comments from CEO Tim Cook. According to 9to5Mac, Cook told a Berlin Apple Store employee that he wears his watch all the time – “even in the shower”. As 9T5M notes, whilst water resistance has been mooted before, it is interesting to hear confirmation that the watch will be able to take a little more than just light rain. Full water resistance isn’t outside of the realms of possibility: the watch itself uses induction charging meaning that it should be fully possible to seal up…
  • The iPhone 6 after 6 months – is it still worth getting?

    James O'Malley
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    YouTuber Phil Vierno has posted a video answering a great question: Now the iPhone 6 is 6 months old, is it still worth picking up? The question is particularly prescient as on Sunday we’ll be getting a glimpse of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9… will they make the iPhone irrelevant? Here’s Phil’s verdict:
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  • It’s Time: Apple Watch Spring Forward event set for March 9

    Andru Edwards
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:54 am
    Apple has sent out invitations to selected press for a special event that it's calling "Spring Forward" that takes place on Monday, March 8, 2015 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California at 10:00am. While the company hasn't stated any sort of agenda or product focus for the event, it's obvious to anyone paying attention that this will be the place where the company will detail the Apple Watch in full, ahead of the April release of the timepiece. We expect that we will finally get a solid release date, possible pre-order date, and the information that…
  • Bleeding Edge TV 529: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Skull Kid Edition

    Andru Edwards
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:48 pm
    We've got the Limited Edition version of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D in, which includes the Skull Kid bonus figurine! This is a rare and hard-to-find bundle, so I'm happy to be able to bring you an up-close look at this collector's edition package in this episode! Be sure to also check out our New Nintendo 3DS XL Majora's Mask Edition unboxing, as well as our feature on the standard New Nintendo 3DS XL. You can try and pick up the Majora's Mask Skull Kid edition on Amazon. Don't forget to subscribe to Gear Live's YouTube channel--also, we are…
  • OS X 10.10.3 beta 2 build 14D87h released with Photos improvements, diverse emoji

    Andru Edwards
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Apple has released the second developer preview of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, and with it comes a more diverse group of emoji, featuring multiple skin tones. Rather than offering one hue, as has been standard practice for years, Apple will now offer a total of six different skin tones to choose from. You'll also find same sex couples, and families with and without children, all with skin tone modifier options. Other new emoji characters include new country flags being added to the mix. Also found in the latest OS X developer preview is an update to the Mac version of the beta Photos app. If…
  • Giveaway: HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Desktop Mini

    Andru Edwards
    15 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    We're ready to hit you with our next giveaway, this time focusing on the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Desktop Mini PC. This thing is small in stature, but big on performance with plenty of expansion options. This is marketed by HP as a business PC, but that doesn't mean you can't roll with this at home or school. HP has provided us with a unit to give away to one lucky Gear Live fan It takes up barely any room, and is super portable as well. Cool, right? Ready to enter? Simply use the widget below to keep track of your entries! If you're a Gear Live Patreon backer at any level,…
  • Bleeding Edge TV 528: New Nintendo 3DS XL Majora’s Mask Edition

    Andru Edwards
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    We've got the super-rare New Nintendo 3DS XL Majora's Mask edition, and we bring you an up-close look at this beautiful console in this episode! As you can see, the coloring is unique to this console, and it shows artwork of the Majora's Mask, as well as other masks from the game. The Majora's Mask edition sports all the same new benefits of the regular New Nintendo 3DS XL, those being things like: Face-tracking 3D C Stick for enhanced controls Much faster processor for quicker loading ZR and ZL shoulder buttons Redesigned console hardware and button placement Be sure to check…
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  • Microsoft launched Lumia 532 and Lumia 435 Today

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

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

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

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

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Many applications use search as the primary interaction pattern for their users. Azure Search is a search-as-a-service solution that allows developers and cloud architects to embed a sophisticated search experience into web and mobile applications without having to worry about the complexities of full-text search and without having to deploy, maintain, or manage any infrastructure. With Azure Search, a developer can enable the power of searching data in their application, reduce the complexity around managing and tuning a search index, and get up and running quickly using familiar interfaces…
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  • LG announces their spring TV lineup, with just one OLED TV, the 65" EG9600

    Ron Mertens
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:28 am
    LG Electronics officially announced their spring 2015 TV lineup, launching several new TVs. Unfortunately, while LG announced six new models during CES, currently they announce just one - the 65" EG9600, which will cost $8,999. LG also said that they will continue to offer the 55" FHD 55EC9300, with the official price set at $3,499 (earlier today we reported that this OLED TV can be bought for less than $2,400 at some retailers).LG EG9600 OLED TVAccording to an earlier report, LG's first OLED to launch in 2015 was supposed to be the 55EG9600 (for $5,499), and a total of four new models were…
  • Will Apple unveil the Watch on March 9th?

    Ron Mertens
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
    Last month Apple said that they will ship the Apple watch in April 2015. Today Apple announced that they are hosting a press event on March 9th - with the message on the invite saying "spring forward". It's highly likely that during this event Apple will officially launch their first wearable device.Hopefully Apple will finally unveil the actual display type used in the Watch. In the-launch event they said it uses a "flexible Retina display", which can mean anything. According to several trusted sources, the Watch uses a flexible OLED display.Read more about Will Apple unveil the Watch…
  • Online retailers now offer LG's 55" curved FHD OLED TV for less than $2,400

    Ron Mertens
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:52 pm
    Several online retailers are now offering LG's 55EC9300 (the 2014 55" curved Full-HD OLED TV) for less than $2,400 - the lowest price ever for an OLED TV. Amazon still lists it at $2,799.The 55EC9300 is a 55" curved FHD OLED TV, based on LG's WebOS smart TV platform. The TV features a 240Hz refresh rate and a brightness of 500 cd/m2. In two weeks LG is going to launch its 2015 55" curved TV that features 4K resolution, so retailers are probably eager to get rid of last year's OLED TVs.Read more about Online retailers now offer LG's 55" curved FHD OLED TV for less than $2,400
  • LG's G Flex 2 now on sale in the US, UK, France, Germany, Singapore and Hong Kong

    Ron Mertens
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:44 pm
    LG's new flexible OLED phone, the G Flex 2, is now on sale in the US, the UK, Germany, France, Singapore and Hong Kong. Price vary from $504 at Sprint (on contract) to $820 in the UK (unlocked). You can also buy it unlocked at for $709 (international version).The G Flex 2 uses a plastic-based flexible OLED display (5.5", Full-HD, 403 PPI) that curves from top to bottom, with a curvature radius of 700 mm. The G Flex 2 has self-healing back coating, a Snapdragon 810 Octacore 2Ghz CPU, 2GB of RAM, LTE, 16/32 GB of storage, 13 MP camera, fast-charging battery and Android 5.0…
  • OLED-Info gets a new, faster server

    Ron Mertens
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    Today we moved OLED-Info to a new web server. This new server is a lot faster than our previous one, and hopefully you'll notice that the site is now displayed somewhat faster. In the past few months we had server service outages (mostly due to server load, because our traffic increases), and hopefully the new server won't have these issues.If anyone sees any errors or weird behavior, please let us know and we'll fix it. Enjoy the new, faster, OLED-Info!Read more about OLED-Info gets a new, faster server
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  • Elektron Music Machines' latest flagship synth uses Everspin's 16-Mbit MRAM memory

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:53 am
    Everspin announced that Elektron Music Machines flagship synthesizer uses the company's 16-Megabit MRAM memory. The stage Analog Keys synth features 37 semi-weighted keys, four analog voices, over 4000 sound slots, a powerful sequencer, and a digital control system.Everspin says that the fast MRAM memory with its extreme data reliability is ideal for professional audio applications - as it enables fast applications and unlimited endurance. Everspin’s 16-Megabit MR4A16BMA35 MRAM is in full production today in a standard 48-ball BGA package and is designed to be used in a system like any…
  • Everspin announces an MRAM-based Arduino-shield evaluation module

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:42 am
    Everspin announced a new MRAM-based Arduino shield evaluation board, designed for compatibility with any Arduino-derived host platform featuring a UNO expansion interface. The MR10Q010-EVAL uses Everspin's MR10Q010 1Mb Quad-SPI MRAM, with the STMicroelectronics ARM-based NUCLEO-F411RE.This is the first MRAM-based Arduino shield, and it offers developers fast, non-volatile memory with virtually unlimited endurance and high data retention. Developers can order samples from Everspin's site. Source: Everspin
  • Northwest Logic MRAM controller cores are compatible with Everspin's ST-MRAM

    8 Feb 2015 | 3:43 am
    Northwest Logic announced that its controller core has been validated with Everspin's EMD3D064M STT-MRAM chips. This interoperability is hardware proven on a Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA platform and is now available for designs needing low-latency, high memory throughput using MRAM technology.Everspin says that their ST-MRAM chips coupled with Northwest Logic's controller Core provides storage and memory system designers a new level of capability to have critical cache and in-flight data inherently protected.
  • Yole sees STT-MRAM as the most suitable technology to start replacing DRAM in 2018

    8 Feb 2015 | 3:35 am
    Yole Developpement released a new emerging-memory market report in which they try to asses the future of the memory market. Yose says that Phase-change memory (PCM) is pretty much dead, and the two main emerging memory technologies are MRAM and Resistive random Access Memory (ReRAM or RRAM).While RRAM is very promising in the near future, with support from Micron (they plan to release RRAM chips in 2015) and Panasonic while other players are expected to react quickly. RRAM and STT-MRAM will compete in 2015-2016 in some standalone markets (such as embedded MCU, wearables and smart cards and…
  • Everspin raised $29 million from Global Foundries, Western Digital and others

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:19 am
    Everspin Technologies announced that it closed a $29 million funding round, led by Global Foundries and Western Digital Capital. Existing investors (New Venture Partners, Lux Capital, Sigma Partners, Epic Ventures, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson) also joined in the round.In October 2014 Everspin entered into a partnership with GlobalFoundries to build fully processed 300mm wafers with Everspin's ST-MRAM technology. In October it was announced that GF acquired a stake in Everspin (this is probably before this recent investment) and also acquired ST-MRAM processing equipment (40-nm).Everspin…
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  • My song

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

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

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

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    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…
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  • 10/30/2016 - Introducing a Mobile-First Approach to Building Your Next App

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Internet Can’t Stop Arguing Over the Color of This BLACK AND BLUE Dress

    Ronald Barba
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:28 pm
    In case you’ve been disconnected from the Internet in the last few hours, you have have missed out on of the biggest debates of 2015: what color is this dress? The picture was first posted on Tumblr yesterday, and has since developed a fierce debate in the Internet community. The main point of contention: is this dress black and blue, or is it white and gold? Honestly, though, that’s a pretty idiotic point to argue, considering that this dress is CLEARLY black and blue (saying otherwise makes you wrong). (via Tumblr) From Gawker and MTV, to BuzzFeed and Wired, the Internet is…
  • Try Products Before you Buy With Gorilly

    Will Schmidt
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Try before you buy: it’s a mantra that serves us well, but there aren’t a lot of places you can put it into effect. Sure, you can test drive a car, but how often can you test drive a custom, handcrafted piece of furniture? Gorilly, the self-described Airbnb for retail, has long been committed to helping shoppers try out products before they commit the money to actually purchase them. To date they have signed on ten different brands, and they recently announced the addition of three more. The three they just signed are: Semigood Design: They design and manufacture every piece of furniture…
  • 16 Free Online Tools to Help You Find Trending Content

    Ronald Barba
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Whether you’re trying to find the latest trending content as part of your job, or simply trying to stay relevant, the Internet can sometimes be an almost too-expansive world; with so many different websites and social networks out there, it can get a little confusing as to what to use when trying to pin down the latest viral trends. For those of us who are content creators, social media specialists, or community managers, staying on top of today’s trending content is essential to our survival: we need to have a firm knowledge on what’s relevant in our society, in order…
  • Swaha: Don’t Just Tell Your Story, Show it

    Will Schmidt
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    When a person posts a photo to their social media channels they’re not looking to show off one isolated slice of time to their friends. Rather, they’re hoping to tell a story about the significance a photo represents within the context of their lives. Think for a second: if you’ve ever seen a picture on a friend’s page and then listened to them tell the tale behind it, you’re experiencing first-hand how passion and excitement are conveyed through subtle inflection of the voice. Text and emojis pale in comparison. However, we’re still seeing social photos and videos captioned with…
  • From Fugitive to Mentor, John McAfee to Lead Startup Accelerator in Alabama

    Camila Souza
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    John McAfee, the man behind McAfee anti-virus, is known in the tech scene as an eccentric genius. The Internet Security Pioneer created McAfee Associates, a maker of antivirus software eventually acquired by Intel in 2010 for $7.68 billion. McAfee has announced his partnership with Alabama’s Locomotive and Round House, where he will lead a 90-day immersive startup accelerator program this spring. Selected teams will receive up to $25,000 in seed funding, and mentorship with a wide variety of startup mentors including in-person training and mentorship under McAfee himself. And who…
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • Internet traffic equality for all

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:34 pm
    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is setting new so-called net neutrality rules to regulate web traffic. Bobbi Rebell reports.
  • Vibrating bicycle senses traffic

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:06 am
    Dutch scientists have developed a smart bicycle that uses sensors, wireless technology and video to warn riders of traffic dangers. Ben Gruber reports.
  • Cable broadband to lose in new FCC rules

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:25 pm
    The Federal Communications Commission is widely expected to vote on new regulations Thursday to keep the Internet neutral, in a big blow to cable broadband web providers.
  • Consumers to win in FCC Internet vote

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    The FCC is widely expected to vote on new regulations Thursday to keep the Internet neutral, in a big win for consumers.
  • Apple ordered to pay $533 mln

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:22 am
    A Texas jury ruled that Apple's iTunes software infringed three patents. Apple says it'll appeal. Fred Katayama reports.
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    Softpedia News > Technology & Gadgets

  • MWC 2015: LG Watch Urbane LTE Version Unveiled, Drops Android Wear

    Softpedia News (Cosmin Vasile)
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:35 pm
    LG announced its Android Wear smartwatch, the Urbane in mid-February and promised the smartwatch will be showcased at this year's Mobile World Congress trade fair. Fast forward less than two weeks and the South Korean company is back with yet another smartwatch, which ditches Android Wear for LG's proprietary platform for wearable d... (read more)
  • Prestigio Rolls Out Firmware 1.0.09 and 1.0.11 for PMT3047 and PMT5001 3G Tablets

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    Prestigio has just released new firmware updates targeted at MultiPad Wize 3047 3G (PMT3047 3G) and MultiPad Muze 5001 3G (PMT5001 3G) owners, namely versions 1.0.09 and 1.0.11, respectively, which unfortunately don’t come with any changelog whatsoever. Considering these matters, I can only assume that these new releases improve the tablets’ overall stability and performance. However, you still have to apply them yourself to find out what the changes really are. To do so... (read more)
  • Two Wind Turbines Installed on the Eiffel Tower - Video

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:22 am
    The Eiffel Tower is one of the official wonders of the Earth, man-made wonders in any case, so it has understandably been under significant watch over the decades. Naturally, this means that the official authorities of Paris and France as a whole are leery about any modifications to it. Some allowances can be made, however, like additions that can make the tower more eco-friendly and profitable without any impact on aesthetics. After all, if the authorities were willi... (read more)
  • ARM and IBM Reveal Internet of Things Starter Kit

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
    The Internet of Things has been causing quite a buzz in the technology industry, but has still not actually come close to being a real thing. It has made the first steps, but an actual platform dedicated to it doesn't exist. Or rather didn't exist until now. IBM and ARM have teamed up to create something they have simply dubbed the IoT Starter Kit – Ethernet. ... (read more)
  • Fanless All-in-One PC from MSI Debuts with 10-Point Touch

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:28 am
    All-in-One computers don't often make do without at least one fan, but there are some fanless models out there, and the number of such systems has now increased by one with the release of the AP16 Flex. The reason this system is called “Flex” is because of its special stand, a rotating kickstand that you can flip back 90 degrees. This allows you to use the AiO normally, or to mount it on a wall, cabinet or some other vertical surface, for use as a TV, digital signage sys... (read more)
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    Techvibes Global News

  • Free Shipping Still the Biggest Incentive to Shop Online

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Online shopping continues to evolve and grow, but one thing remains the same: free shipping is everything. Free shipping continues to be the top reason 83% of consumers say they would shop more online, according to Walker Sands' 2015 Future of Retail Study. Free returns are also important, especially on big-ticket items: three times as many consumers (27% vs. 10%) would purchase a product online costing more than $1,000 without seeing it first if returns were free. "Free shipping is more important than fast shipping and could incentivize consumers to shop online for products they do not…
  • IBM Looks to Strengthen Presence in Toronto by Partnering with Local Startups

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:34 pm
    IBM plans to pursue more partnerships in the Toronto area and working with local startups will be a big focus, according to Sandy Carter, the general manager for IBM Ecosystems and Social Business Evangelism. While Carter wouldn’t say much about the exact details and timing of the plan, it’s likely to share some similarities with the Digital.NYC program. That program saw the industry giant partner with several groups, including the mayor of New York City and a venture capital firm, to create an online hub for information and resources for and about the city’s tech community,…
  • Our Favourite Moments from Tech Fest Toronto

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Tall brick walls, giant stainless steel tanks, and the unmistakable scent of bitter hops. Yep, it's a brewery. It was also the venue for Techvibes' second Tech Fest Toronto earlier this month. Hosted at Steam Whistle Brewing in the city's downtown core, the sold-out crowd of well over 800 filled the historic roundhouse to the brim—just like a perfect pour of pale lager. Below are our favourite moments from the memorable night.   The event was held at Steam Whistler Brewing in downtown Toronto. The historically significant building is located next to Rogers Centre and the CN Tower.
  • Disruption's Paul Singh Believes Canada as Ambitious as Silicon Valley, Wants to Prove It

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Innovacorp, Nova Scotia's early stage venture capital organization, is offering technology entrepreneurs the chance to spend up to six months at Disruption Corporation’s headquarters and $10,000 cash towards travel and living expenses. The competition stems from Innovacorp’s recently announced partnership with Disruption, a tech and venture firm. Paul Singh, founder of Disruption and former partner at 500Startups, is optimistic about Canada's potential. "A lot of people outside Canada don’t really know how much good stuff there is up there," says Singh. "In the U.S.,…
  • Two Canadian Startups Selected to Pitch at Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Startups in cities all around the world are building incredible, innovative companies, but many lack access to the robust investment opportunities of Silicon Valley. Google recognizes that innovation is alive and well far beyond the confines of a few cities. Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day aims to help with that problem. The unique pitch event focuses on highlighting top companies located outside areas with highly developed venture capital markets. In April 2014, Google hosted its first annual Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day featuring top startups from across North…
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  • The potential is endless...
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Colorado is Technology - Where we're heading - Amazing 1680_ 2/23/15 - Larry's talking with Erik Mitisek, CEO of the Colorado Technology Association. Erik shares details about the big CTA event coming up March 19, 2015, the 9th annual C-Level @ A Mile High. This event connects decision makers (C-Level executives, known as 'Celebrities' for this event) with tech solution providers making this event the largest technology marketplace and networking event in Colorado. The event is also CTA's most important fundraiser of the year. Our Celebrities have a project they need…
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    24 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    SFC Crash Course: Navigating the Hiring Process 2/26/15 1681_ 2/23/15 - Hiring is one of the most important things you'll ever do. And yet most people get it wrong. While resume reading and writing and phone screening are useful skills to master, this Crash Course will focus on examining hiring as a goal-driven process. REGISTER/Learn More
  • 24 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    Distilling complex business problems down to simple, elegant solutions 1679_ 2/23/15 - Larry interviewed the VP of Product Development, Nick Coppolo who oversees SpireMedia’s delivery team of product owners, project managers, engi neers, and designers. Additionally, Nick manages Spire’s suite of service products, engages with clients as a consultant, and personally leads a handful of projects per year. Under his direction, Spire’s product teams work with entrepreneurs and product owners to design, build, and ship products by employing Lean principles focused efficiency, iteration and…
  • Focused on developing client-centered lodging solutions
    21 Feb 2015 | 4:22 am
    Developing client-centered lodging solutions in various markets 1670_ 2/9/15 - At the ACG Denver luncheon, Larry interviewed the keynote speaker, Tom Atchison who is a long-time hospitality professional with extensive sales and operations experience in apartment management, furnished apartments and the corporate housing industries. As current CEO of National Corporate Housing, he is focused on developing client-centered lodging solutions in various market segments including leisure travel, project related, training, government and relocation. In addition to developing tailored solutions for…
  • Why Salespeople continue to struggle
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Living in the Information Age with Emotional Intelligence 1674_ 2/16/15 - "We live in the information age where we have access to all sort of information that will improve our sales results", says Colleen Stanley, President & Founder, SalesLeadership. "We have books, webinars, seminars and podcasts. So with all this information, what’s the reason salespeople continue to struggle with the same challenges such as selling on value not price or gaining access to the decision maker. In many cases, sales organizations are working on the wrong end of the problem. They focus only…
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  • Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart To Star In Legendary, Fullscreen’s ‘Electra Woman And Dyna Girl’

    Bree Brouwer
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:39 pm
    Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart will soon have a claim to fame as two female superheroes. The YouTubers have teamed with Legendary Digital Media and Fullscreen to bring the online video masses (and possibly television and film audiences) a reboot of the 1970’s TV show Electra Woman and Dyna Girl. Electra Woman and Dyna Girl tells the story of two superheroes who leave Akron, Ohio, for Los Angeles, California, to find better crime-fighting opportunities. However, the two women endowed with unique powers reach the City of Angels only to find far more competition (both internal and external) than…
  • “Dragon Ball Z” Fan Web Series Releases Impressive Pilot On YouTube

    Sam Gutelle
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Last year, we noted Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope, a fan project in search of $9,001 on Indiegogo. Since then, the team behind Light of Hope has reached its funding goal, produced a high-quality pilot, and released that pilot on YouTube. The first episode of Light of Hope is here, and it is the impressive DBZ fan series we were promised. Light of Hope is the work of Robot Underdog, a group of geeks who have used their production skills to offer a gritty interpretation of DBZ‘s already-dark History of Trunks plot arc. In the first episodes, a pair of androids touch down on earth, and they…
  • PBS’s ‘First Person’ LGBTQ Series Debuts, Interviews YouTuber Skylar Kergil

    Bree Brouwer
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Last week, PBS Digital Studios (PBSDS) announced it had partnered with the Interactive Engagement Group of PBS-owned New York news station WNET to produce the LGBTQ-themed web series First Person. Now, the two companies have debuted the first episode, which is titled “Trans 2.0” and features YouTuber Skylar Kergil. The premiere episode of First Person shows viewers the story of Kergil, who started documenting his transgender journey back in 2009 on YouTube. The artist tells First Person host and Everyone Is Gay founder Kristin Russo how he didn’t necessarily intend to become a voice…
  • Mark Malkoff Offers Kid-Friendly Comedy With “2 Juice Minimum”

    Sam Gutelle
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Mark Malkoff is bringing a sketch comedy experience to young YouTube viewers. The comedian, whose public challenge videos have received millions of views, has launched 2 Juice Minimum, a new channel aimed at children between the ages of four and nine. Videos on 2JM feature clean comedy that also manages to showcase the fearless style Malkoff is known for. In one video, Malkoff challenges some kids to “scream-offs,” but he doesn’t manage to pull off a single win, even when he competes against inanimate objects. Slapstick humor and wacky sound effects add to the kid-friendly…
  • Vine Millionaires: For Meghan McCarthy “Social Media Is Just The Beginning”

    Sam Gutelle
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Welcome to Vine Millionaires, where we profile channels that have recently crossed the one million follower mark. There are channels crossing this threshold every week, and each has a story to tell about Vine success. Read previous installments of our Millionaires column here. Meghan McCarthy is building a career, six seconds at a time. The 23-year-old content creator, who makes short, humorous videos about her dog, her voice, and everything in between, now has more than two million followers on Vine. McCarthy, who is partnered with Collab, has recently begun growing her YouTube channel…
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  • Introducing: ChurchMag Staff Writers

    Eric Dye
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Towards the end of 2014 the idea began to brew about establishing Staff Writers for ChurchMag. These would be regular contributors who have a passion and unique strengths surrounding Church tech and creativity. Like the newspaper days of old, each Staff Writer would be given a “beat” to cover and would write at least one post per week with a commitment of one year. Since the beginning of the year, this team of Staff Writers have been following through with all kinds of awesome. So as I introduce you to the 2015 ChurchMag Staff Writers, you may recognize them—not for who I say they are,…
  • The 5 Types of Blog Posts that Always Work

    Rachel Blom
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    I sure hope you appreciate a little irony, because that’s exactly what the title of this blog post is. Ironic. You see, many how-to books and posts on blogging make promises like the one above, that if you just do this-and-this, you’ll attract hundreds, thousands of readers. You wanna know why? Because posts like that work. Here’s the common wisdom on what types of posts work: How-to’s (‘How to write the perfect blog post’) Lists (‘The 7 reasons why your blog is slow’) Promises that solve a problem or felt need (‘How to find new readers for your blog’) Sparked recognition…
  • How To Schedule Instagram Posts

    Katie Allred
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    For the longest time, scheduling Instagram was impossible, and it still pretty much is. Instagram has their API under lock and key, but one company, ScheduGram has changed all of that. Here’s how you can schedule Instagram posts with ScheduGram: ScheduGram With a ScheduGram account, you can easily upload and post to multiple Instagram accounts. You can even bulk upload when necessary. Probably the nicest part is that you can schedule when you post. I see this being great for churches, ministries, and nonprofits who want to post Bible verses or quotes throughout the week, but despise the…
  • How Often Do you Post Online? [Infographic]

    Jeremy Smith
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    I’m going to write this article about the infographic because it is a good discussion starter, but I want you to know one thing. I hate when people ask how frequently you should post, but the person you are asking has never seen your account, doesn’t know your social media strategy, and has no idea what you want to do with your platform. So I’m going to communicate some facts after the infographic, but I DO NOT endorse mimicking this infographic word for word. Instead, be intentional. Nothing more. [Click for Larger] If you blog more (6-8 times a month), you will receive…
  • Science Fiction and Gender Roles

    Phil Schneider
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    I’ve written before about the power of science fiction to inject ideas into the mainstream while driving the conversation forward. Lately, one of the bigger issues in the wider cultural dialogue has been gender equality. As a man, I don’t want to weigh in as an authority, though I will admit that my wife, who is a woman, is objectively a much better person than I am. However, I don’t want to subject my wife to the blogosphere, so I’ll point a spotlight at someone better equipped to handle it: The Doctor. Specifically, The Fifth, Peter Davison. The Renegade Time Lord,…
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    EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

  • Real-life study for YONDELIS® in sarcoma show comparable or better efficacy than clinical trials

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Pharmamar) The study reinforces the efficacy of YONDELIS® (trabectedin) in multiple types of soft-tissue sarcoma and supports that long-term treatment delays disease progression. Even in heavily pretreated patients, the efficacy outcomes of the drug were similar or improved compared to historical controls.
  • Top-precision optical atomic clock starts ticking

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw) A state-of-the-art optical atomic clock, collaboratively developed by scientists from the University of Warsaw, Jagiellonian University, and Nicolaus Copernicus University, is now 'ticking away' at the National Laboratory of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics in Toru, Poland. As the first of its kind in Poland and one of just a handful of clocks of this caliber in the world, the new clock will keep track of the passage of time with extraordinary precision.
  • The building blocks of the future defy logic

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Malta) Wake up in the morning and stretch; your midsection narrows. Pull on a rubber band and it becomes thinner. One might assume that materials will always stretch and thin. Wrong. Thanks to their peculiar internal geometry, auxetic materials grow wider when stretched. After confounding scientists for decades, University of Malta researchers are now developing mathematical models to explain the unusual behavior of these logic-defying materials, unlocking applications from better skin grafts to new smart materials.
  • EARTH Magazine: Hazard lingers after South Napa earthquake

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (American Geosciences Institute) After the Aug. 24, 2014, Napa Valley earthquake, movement continued along the principal fault to the north of the epicenter, according to a report released by the US Geological Survey. Such 'afterslip' is known from previous quakes, but this is the first time that strong afterslip has been observed in a populated residential community.
  • Small molecule helps get stem cells to sites of disease and damage

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Brigham and Women's Hospital) Bioengineers from Brigham and Women's Hospital with collaborators at the pharmaceutical company Sanofi have identified small molecules that can be used to program stem cells to home in on sites of damage, disease and inflammation. The techniques used to find and test these small molecules may represent important tools in advancing cell-based therapy, offering a new strategy for delivering cells to the right locations in the body. Their results appear online in Cell Reports.
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    Christopher Kusek, Technology Evangelist

  • The EMC VSPEX BLUE is available for Purchase! Also our @Xiologix EMC Storefront for VSPEX BLUE is now LIVE!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:39 am
    Whoa whoa whoa, wait a minute, wait just one minute. What what?!   Yea, that’s right! You can finally start buying EMC’s VSPEX BLUE! Awesome right?!  Also if you remember from my last blog post on this subject,  EMC announces Sapphire on Rails! Err… I mean VSPEX BLUE a VMware EVO:RAILS Solution! I stated that this is only available “Through Channel Partners” So an extra ounce of awesome to that is… OMG WE’RE ONE OF THE CHANNEL PARTNERS! <3 <3 <3 EMC has officially announced a channel distribution model for the EMC VSPEX BLUE but in addition to that,…
  • I’ll be attending Storage Field Day 7 – Now with Clear Containers! #SFD7

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Alright, so maybe I won’t be attending The Container Store’s “Storage World” though wouldn’t that be so exciting? No, but I will be attending Gestalt IT’s Tech Field Day series; Storage Field Day 7! (Wow that’s a mouthful! :)) For those of you wondering what Storage Field Day is about, check out my last blog post on the subject which was for Virtualization Field Day;  Why yes I’ll be a Delegate at Virtualization Field Day 4! #VFD4 and I’ll also elaborate out a bit! At this wondrous event there will be an interesting sampling of Storage Companies who will be there to…
  • VMware comes out in full support of NSX and Networking, “A vote for VCP-NX is a vote for Certification!”

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    Some of you may have read my original post back in November, The VCP-NV is your ticket to escaping the VCP “Class requirement” for VCP-DCV! which had basically stated that until February 28, 2015 you’d be able to get your Cisco CCNA/CCNP and then take the VMware VCP Network Virtualization with no course requirement, and that made you eligible for taking ANY other VCP (Such as Data Center Virtualization (DCV) or Cloud) without having to pay for the Course requirement applicable to those other certifications. Then within the last week, an Asterisk appeared OUT OF NOWHERE, LIKE WTF?! Which…
  • EMC announces Sapphire on Rails! Err… I mean VSPEX BLUE a VMware EVO:RAILS Solution!

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:07 am
    For those of you who haven’t gotten the news… OMG EMC IS NOW A HARDWARE MANUFACTURER. Whoa, wait a minute, didn’t they produce storage? Sure, sure they did and sure they do!  However by officially entering the realms of the VMware EVO:RAILS Family with other legitimate server vendors like Dell, and such (not to be confused with the VERY confusing NetApp EVO:RAILS Solution ;))   Well, let’s just say this could be a game changer! Especially as we peel back the layers a bit!   So that said… Let’s get started! :) So, what exactly is VSPEX BLUE you might be…
  • VMware feels the ‘pinch’ and “invalidates” the VCP-NV as a “valid VCP Certification” #AsteriskGate

    Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
      Wait, what what what?! Are you just trolling? What the hell is this post supposed to mean?! Interesting point, I’ve gotten some (justifiably) upset emails from some people who had read one of my previous posts; The VCP-NV is your ticket to escaping the VCP “Class requirement” for VCP-DCV! For those who haven’t read it, the gist is (or well, was) If you have a valid VCP credential you’re eligible to take ANY OTHER VCP Certification without being required to have the expensive (time and cost) classroom requirement.   That’s pretty awesome, especially for people who…
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    by Ron Miller

  • Box’s Latest Vertical Package Focuses On Financial Services

    Ron Miller
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:36 am
    Box has taken a vertical approach to the market since announcing Box for Industries last Fall at the BoxWorks conference. This morning it introduced its latest, financial services, but it could face challenge selling Wall Street on the cloud. Photo Credit: THENAILS/FLICKR UNDER A CC BY 2.0 LICENSE
  • New Firm Combines Wearables And Data To Improve Business Results

    Ron Miller
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:48 am
    A new firm, born in the MIT Media Lab is using a smart employee badge to measure behavioral data, then apply it against key business metrics to help companies understand the relationship between behavior and results. It's pretty interesting stuff. Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto
  • Public Cloud Is Where Disruption Happens

    Ron Miller
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:24 pm
    One analyst suggested in a Tweet Storm today that the only cloud that mattered is public cloud and the rest is basically a garbage bin set of terms to please the markets. I can't totally disagree, but I also know a hybrid mix of public and private computing is going to exist for a long time to come. Photo Credit: Damien Pollet on Flickr. Used under CC by SA 2.0 license.
  • IBM Goes Deep With Comprehensive Cloud Initiative

    Ron Miller
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:20 pm
    IBM is trying desperately to stay relevant, and today it announced a new series of products and partnerships to help companies struggling to manage life in the hybrid cloud. It's not a bad niche for them to attack.  Photo Credit: ERIK DROST/FLICKR UNDER A CC BY 2.0 LICENSE
  • Main Street Hub Lands $20M To Bring Social Media Marketing To Small Business | TechCrunch

    Ron Miller
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:19 am
    Main Street Hub got $20M in funding recently to continue building its social media marketing business for mom and pop shops. Photo Credit: F. D. RICHARDS/FLICKR UNDER A CC BY-SA 2.0 LICENSE
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  • In less than 24 hours I’ll be gaming for 24 hours to support CaliCan Rescue — Cheer me on!

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

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

    Brad Grier
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Update: Beamdog just dog-piled on with 6 classic Dungeons & Dragons games! I’ve added my Gaming Schedule. If you read this post (I’m Crazy and I’m gaming for 24 hours for an amazing cause! Sponsor Me!) then you know that I’m doing a bit of fundraising for my favourite dog rescue — CaliCan Rescue. But I’ve noticed that I’ve still not received any sponsorships, even though I’ve gone to the extraordinary effort of posting once about it on Facebook, and writing the aforementioned blog post. Hmm, I think I need something more to get my friends involved. So, unlike Rene (one of…
  • SpaceX’s Falcon 9 lands ‘nicely vertical’ within 10 meters of target … in the ocean

    Brad Grier
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:40 pm
    And that’s how it’s done. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 came back to Earth after a successful launch today, landing in the ocean within 10 meters of its actual target. And though it didn’t make the platform as originally intended, the company thinks that absent rough weather, the rocket have worked as planned. “Rocket soft-landed in the ocean within 10m of target & nicely vertical,” tweeted SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. “High probability of good droneship landing in non-stormy weather.” … via Venture Beat SpaceX’s Falcon 9 lands ‘nicely vertical’ within 10 meters of target … in the…
  • This takes the cake: To the audiophile, this $10,000 Ethernet cable apparently makes sense

    Brad Grier
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    Wow. This is some seriously messed up language used to describe ‘premium-grade’ Audio Ethernet cables — yes, you read that right, Ethernet cables for the Audiophile market. My word… All insulation slows down the signal on the conductor inside. When insulation is unbiased, it slows down parts of the signal differently, a big problem for very time-sensitive multi-octave audio. AudioQuest’s DBS creates a strong, stable electrostatic field which saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This minimizes both energy storage in the insulation and the multiple…
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  • If Disney Princesses Met Their Princes on Tinder

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Disney princesses are so tech-savvy these days. They've been texting, Snapchatting, Instagramming, and now, dating on Tinder! CollegeHumor already showed us a modern twist on Cinderella with its too-funny Tinderella video, now the site has created Tinder convos and profiles for Disney characters - and we just had to share. From a very one-sided messaging encounter between Ariel and Eric to Gaston's hairy profile pic, click through some of our favorites now. And be sure to check out CollegeHumor for even more! Source: CollegeHumor
  • What Color Is This Dress? NOBODY Can Decide

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:59 pm
    The POPSUGAR offices are so heated right now. (Really, we have never had a debate to this passionate degree.) Tumblr user swiked posted a photo of this dress explaining that she and her friends could not agree on whether it's white and gold or black and blue. And the thing is, some people think it could be green and blue. Gah! Nobody. Can. Decide. Not even the celebrities who are debating it. Please let us know what you think, but it really doesn't matter because the world may never know.
  • These Awkward Vintage Tech Ads Are Too Good

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Sometimes you've gotta see things to believe them, and that's definitely the case with these hilarious throwback tech ads. Think: naked guy selling an Apple computer and the Bee Gees popping out of a cassette tape - yeah, they're that good. Some will make you laugh, others will make you scratch your head, and they're all in good fun. Ahead, see what life was like way back then, when phrases like "electronic mail" were still a mystery.
  • The Internet Is Freaking Out Over This Hilarious Llama Chase

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:35 pm
    For too brief of a time, two llamas were on the loose in Sun City, AZ, today. And the world (aka Twitter) could not stop watching as police (?) tried to catch them in a slow-speed chase through traffic and peoples' front yards. #llamadrama I for one welcome our new llama overlords. #LlamaWatch — Kevin Daley (@KevinJDaley) February 26, 2015 Thellma & Llouise — Steve McPherson (@steventurous) February 26, 2015 LOL RT @brianbuck13: — Tracy Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) February 26, 2015 I DONT…
  • Girl Power! Spider-Gwen Is Marvel's Newest Superhero

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Marvel is giving readers a much-needed dose of girl power with their newest comic book series. The witty and intelligent Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man's first love who tragically died in the comic series many decades ago, is coming back with her own series. After years of fans begging for a revival, her character is now here in a big way. Are you totally pumped about the Spider-Verse news? And more importantly, do you think Emma Stone would reprise her roll as Gwen Stacy for a big screen spinoff? Source: Marvel
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    Microsoft Europe

  • Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change contest kicks off today

    MS Europe
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:11 am
    Challenge for Change is back for a third year, tapping into the next generation of big ideas! Those ages 13-25 are encouraged to submit an idea designed to spark change for good in their community or around the world for a chance to win amazing prizes. Everyone starts somewhere. Sparking change can be big or small – volunteering as a tutor or mentor, organizing campus events, or starting an organization to support a favorite cause. Entries for this online contest will be accepted through March 25. Entering is easy. Simply answer a few questions about your idea and how Microsoft technology…
  • Office 365 ProPlus Benefit Prepares Millions of Students Globally for Tomorrow’s Jobs

    Anthony Salcito
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    Students and teachers are often looking beyond the classroom, thinking about what’s next – specifically, how today’s education will translate to tomorrow’s most sought-after jobs. Recent Pew Research found a skills gap in education, concluding that today’s education system is not adequately preparing students for the jobs of the future. In fact, IDC research commissioned by Microsoft found that this skills gap could be closed by focusing on communications, knowledge integration and presentation skills; combined with a solid competence in the productivity tools of Microsoft Office…
  • Mind your language(s)! How technology is enabling multilingualism in Europe

    MS Europe
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:14 am
    Learning a language starts with a word or three, but too often ends right there. How many of us progress beyond ‘bon appétit’ and ‘mamma mia’ to avoid getting ‘über’ lost in translation? Not enough, apparently. According to a European Commission survey, even though most Europeans think it’s useful to speak another language, most don’t consider themselves to be actively learning one. And although we know that having a digitally-connected region depends on cross-lingual communication, the reality is that only about 2 of every 5 people in Europe…
  • Henkel makes bold leap to the cloud with Office 365

    MS Europe
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:49 am
    The post Henkel makes bold leap to the cloud with Office 365 appeared first on Microsoft Europe.
  • Microsoft adopts first international cloud privacy standard

    Brad Smith
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:31 am
    Today marks a major milestone, as Microsoft is the first major cloud provider to adopt the world’s first international standard for cloud privacy. It’s another reason customers can move with confidence to the Microsoft Cloud. The standard in question may seem technical, but it has important practical benefits for enterprise customers around the world. It’s known as ISO/IEC 27018, and it was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to establish a uniform, international approach to protecting privacy for personal data stored in the cloud. The British Standards…
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    The Red Ferret Journal - gadgets, cool sites, freeware and tech trivia

  • Fujifilm Instax 210 – shoot and print camera brings instant gratification

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:27 am
    So you thought the age of instant photo printing died along with the Polaroid name, did you? Hah! Over there in Japan it still lives, and what’s more it seems to be even flourishing in some bizarre way. Which is very cool. Maybe it’s the idea that you can deliver your keepsake of the moment to your friends and family without having to email or ‘share’ or whatever. Here you go, here’s a print out. [...] 171 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Do Tools from IFTTT – cool online service gives us some mobile tools to play with. But what a mess! Freeware]

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:15 am
    We’ve talked about the very cool IFTTT (if this, then that) service before, with its cool mix of automated recipes which you can use to automate parts of your life. The idea is you can set up a recipe to, say, send an alert to your phone if snow is coming, based on a reading of the weather reports, and once the recipe is set up, it just runs automatically every day for you. Neat. [...] 318 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Lopeca – hire a local guide and their camera phone for a remote vacation

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:17 am
    One of the things we really take for granted is the fact that we are now connected over global distances with something we carry around with us all the time. No, not our car keys, we’re talking about the phone of course. What we haven’t done yet is explore exactly what that means to our lives, which is why this new online service is actually rather interesting. Lopeca is a service which lets you hire yourself [...] 306 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Signstek Sound Music Beat Activated Car Stickers – an equalizer for your car’s window

    Donyae Coles
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Sometimes when you’re in your car rocking out to a sick beat and you want people to know but you don’t want to be that guy with the bass all up driving down a street, what do you do? If you are that guy, stop being that guy, there’s a better way. The Signstek Sound Music Beat Activated Car Stickers helps you let the world know [...] 208 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Telephone Clock – retro upcycled clock makes you question your life

    Donyae Coles
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    There’s something about having a clock in the house. Like an actual clock, not a digital read out. The Telephone Clock upcycles an old rotary phone into a cool clock for your home or office. This clock uses old rotary telephones as a base. You know the kind that you had to dial all the way around to get a nine? The kind that if you still have one you have to [...] 179 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
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  • Ellen Meets Humans of New York

    3 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Ellen Meets Humans of New York The blog has touched people around the world. Ellen met the man behind the camera and two incredible people he featured. From: TheEllenShow Views: 540749 14016 ratings Time: 05:04 More in Entertainment
  • Quantum Dot TVs: Explained!

    Marques Brownlee
    8 Jan 2015 | 1:26 am
    Quantum Dot TVs: Explained! Quantum Dot TVs: Making a splash at CES 2015! Video Gear I use: Intro Track: Deadmau5 - Slow Down, Start Over... From: Marques Brownlee Views: 629820 24815 ratings Time: 03:14 More in Science & Technology
  • The Anthropocene and the Near Future: Crash Course Big History #9

    11 Dec 2014 | 8:20 am
    The Anthropocene and the Near Future: Crash Course Big History #9 In which John Green, Hank Green, and Emily Graslie teach you about the Anthropocene, an unofficial geological era that covers the last century or so, in whic... From: CrashCourse Views: 307895 7980 ratings Time: 12:20 More in Education
  • Americans Review Japanese Beauty Products

    5 Dec 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Americans Review Japanese Beauty Products We gave Americans some strange Japanese beauty products… Check out more awesome BuzzFeedBlue videos! MUSIC Humble Cheeze License... From: BuzzFeedBlue Views: 3593187 37159 ratings Time: 03:29 More in Science & Technology
  • This Will Revolutionize Education

    1 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    This Will Revolutionize Education Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education? These ideas have been... From: Veritasium Views: 819619 30791 ratings Time: 07:23 More in Education
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    Network World Alpha Doggs

  • Net Neutrality May Face an Uphill Battle If History Tells Us Anything

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:34 am
    The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a proposal today that effectively bars Internet companies from prioritizing some Internet traffic over others.As John Oliver famously explained "ending net neutrality would allow big companies to buy their way into the fast lane, leaving everyone else in the slow lane."The FCC's proposal faces plenty of opposition from telecom companies and others, but it's just the latest round in a long fight. Here is a brief history of attempts to enact net neutrality and the often successful push against it.To read this article in full or to…
  • Network World has a Snapchat account: Now what?

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Network World Mainly because Network World editors just don't have enough to do keeping up on the latest news and trends in networking, cloud computing, mobility and security, we feel compelled to pile on ourselves by establishing new social media accounts. After all, we know you want to hear from us wherever you are on the Web.So we have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr and even Google+ accounts. We're more active on some than others. Twitter and Facebook generate good back and forth with readers, some of the others not so much.To read this article in full or to…
  • Apple reportedly exposing iOS to first public open beta

    20 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    wikipedia The Apple community is buzzing today over a report from 9-to-5 Mac that the iPhone and iPad maker will be holding its first public open beta for iOS next month. This would be Apple's latest effort to do away with buggy releases for its mobile operating system. Early adopters of iOS 8 ran into various troubles, as did those early to download the first updates to that OS.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Carnegie Mellon Computer Science School's epic admissions blunder

    19 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    [View the story "Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science's epic admissions blunder" on Storify] To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Most memorable SNL tech skits & bits

    17 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    In the wake of SNL celebrating its 40th anniversary this past weekend (complete with a free SNL 40 iOS app), we take a trip back through some of Saturday Night Live's most memorable techie skits and bits. Feel free to hit me up if there are good ones I missed (I purposely left out a few NSFW ones).With smartphones, computers and the Internet going mainstream in recent years, tech has become a much more prevalent subject on the late night show.Google Glass Tech's diversity problemTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • NASA Finds 'Bright Spots' On Dwarf Planet Ceres

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:02 pm
    I'm not saying this is aliens....but it's aliens. Dwarf planet Ceres continues to puzzle scientists as NASA's Dawn spacecraft gets closer to being captured into orbit around the object. The latest images from Dawn, taken nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers) from Ceres, reveal that a bright spot that stands out in previous images lies close to yet another bright area. Comments
  • Senate Panel Votes For Ex-Googler To Head US Patent Office

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:02 pm
    The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted today to make Google's former patent chief the director of the US Patent and Trademark Office. USPTO directors have come from the tech sector before—the last director, David Kappos, was a top lawyer at IBM. But Lee's appointment marks the first time someone with a background from an Internet-focused company will take the helm at USPTO. While she was at Google, Lee became one of the most outspoken corporate lawyers on the problem of "patent trolls" plaguing the system with their lawsuits. Comments
  • Spyware Violates Human Rights Guidelines

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:02 pm
    I think we can all agree that spyware blows ass but does it really violate human rights guidelines? If you think that commercial software designed to spy on computers is problematic, you're not alone. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's UK contact has determined that Gamma International's approach to selling its FinFisher spyware violates human rights guidelines. Comments
  • [H]ardware Round-Up II

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Cases: BitFenix Phenom @ pcGameware ETC.: GAMDIAS HADES Gaming Mouse @ TechARP Storage: OCZ ARC 100 480GB SSD @ NikKTech WD My Cloud DL4100 Business NAS @ Techgage Video: Gigabyte GTX 960 G1 Gaming @ Legit Reviews
  • How Facebook Is Helping Suicidal People

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:02 pm
    If you are suffering from thoughts of suicide, do you call A.) a family member or friend B.) suicide prevention line C.) 911 or D.) Facebook. According to a Facebook post written by Product Manager Rob Boyle and Safety Specialist Nicole Staubli, a trained team will review reports of posts that appear to be suicidal and if necessary send the poster notifications with suicide prevention resources, such as a connection to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline hotline. Comments
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  • The Future of Social Business 2015

    10 Feb 2015 | 5:36 am
    Bjoern Negelmann and the Gartner Hype Curve of Social Business I wrote up 2 notes in our Agile Elephant Blog (over here and here) on the state of Social Business today, but here is a summary: In essence I buy Bjoern Negelmann's analysis at the Enterprise 2.0 Summit in Paris last week that it is in the Slough of Despond phase, and the only way is up (see picture above). This is confirmed in my view by the latest McKInsey report on the subfect, which essentially notes that it is here to stay, and more and more companies expect to expand its usage. I also think the fact that two "New New" memes…
  • Digital Chindits

    31 Jan 2015 | 12:04 am
    The British Army has resurrected the Chindits, one of the special force units used in WW2 to operate behind enemy lines - in their case to operate behind Japanese lines in Burma. It was formed by Brigadier Orde Wingate following a successful usage of Boer commando style tactics in the British/Commonwealth reconquest of Italian East Africa in 1940. The new Chindits are to fight behind the lines in the digital wars - Torygraph: ...the new unit's focus will be on "unconventional" non-lethal, non-military methods such as "shaping behaviours through the use of dynamic narratives", an Army…
  • Disappearing Google Glassholes

    16 Jan 2015 | 3:15 am
    Google to stop making Glass "In present form" Google is to stop producing its wearable technology Google Glass in its present form, but is still committed to the idea of smart glasses, the company has said. The technology, which delivers news, messages and calls directly to a user’s field of view, has been on sale in the UK since June, and in the US since 2013. In a statement posted to its Google+ account, the company said the Glass team would move out of the “Google X” incubator labs and become a separate division. What the "New New" form will be is anybody's guess, but I'd suspect it…
  • Profits from Prophets?

    15 Jan 2015 | 12:09 am
    The next edition of Charlie Hebdo went on sale on Wednesday, and the production run was up from 60,000 to c 5 million - and rather than c 25% of 60,000 copies being remaindered, this time 5 million was probably not enough. (The money will be going to support the families of those killed, though there is a bit of a sour note starting with people trying to sell copies on eBay) If the aim of the shootings was to cow Hebdo and its satire it has been a complete failure so far, and also far any attempt to further inflame France (if anything the UK media seems more cowed than the French). But (and…
  • Protecting our freedom by stifling it

    13 Jan 2015 | 5:42 am
    I heard our Prime Minister was proposing to ban encrypyed messaging services in the UK (from the NYT Bits section - I prefer US papers' take on UK tech politics, they are usually more informed and detached than UK pundits): “Are we going to allow a means of communications which it simply isn’t possible to read?” Mr. Cameron said at an event on Monday, in reference to services like WhatsApp, Snapchat and other encrypted online applications. “My answer to that question is: ‘No, we must not.’ ” Mr. Cameron said his first duty was to protect the country against terrorist attacks…
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  • TRAI Regulations Will Enable Users With Pan-India Number Portability

    Ronak Totla
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:26 am
    Wouldn’t you want to retain the same contact number when relocating to a different state? What if there is some way to save yourselves from the hassle of messaging every contact of yours to update your details? If you are amongst the ones bugged by such problems, TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) has come up with a solution for that. TRAI in its latest regulations has approved the option for users to retain the same contact details on a pan-India scale. Until now MNP (mobile number portability) was only confined within the same circle. India for now is divided into 22…
  • Pebble Time Announced; Crosses $10M on Kickstarter

    Aditya Shenoy
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:48 am
    Pebble started as a project on kickstarter with the original Pebble Smartwatch. Their kickstarter campaign got an amazing response putting the watch into production. The Pebble watch turned out to be a huge success because of its 7 day battery life and cross platform support. With competition from other wearables in the market, Pebble set out to make a new smartwatch. The smartwatch maker has chosen kickstarter again to be the platform to launch the newest watch, the Pebble Time. The Pebble Time is an upgrade over the older Pebble and the Pebble Steel. As predicted earlier, the Pebble Time…
  • Ray’s Super Remote: Can This Be Your Only Remote?

    Ronak Totla
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:14 am
    With tech industry buzzing hot with smartphones and wearable devices, Ray Enterprises have thought upon a completely new yet useful device. This gadget is meant to solve all the clutter of remotes to control gadgets around you. The concept of one single universal remote for all isn’t novel. But a remote worthy of the 21st century design and features was yet to be surfaced. Looking at all these requirements, Ray’s Super Remote seems to be a valid creation. On first impression, this Super Remote gives a feel of any regular touchscreen smartphone. But it isn’t. This touchscreen remote is…
  • Lenovo’s Tab 2 A7-30 Reaches India

    Ronak Totla
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:09 am
    Back at the CES’15, Lenovo had showcased its Tab 2 A7-10 and Tab 2 A7-30 tablets. These were priced at $99 (approximately INR 6,300) and $129 (about INR 8,100) respectively and were designed to target the users looking for mid-range devices. After silently launching the Tab 2 A7-10 in India, Lenovo has now announced the Tab 2 A7-30. This new model has been priced at INR 8,500 in the Indian market. Lenovo Tab 2 A7-30 sports a 7-inch IPS display which provides a resolution of 1024*600 pixels. The pixel density translates to 170ppi. One might have expected better resolution though. Powering…
  • WhatsApp Rolls Out ‘Voice Calling’ Feature For Some Android Users, But Then Pulls It Down

    Criselle Lobo
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:55 pm
    WhatsApp is one of the most popular Instant Messenger (IM) in the world. It has approximately 700 million active users and this number keeps on increasing. There has been a lot of demand for the makers to introduce the calling feature as people have to use other services such as Viber, Skype, etc to do so. WhatsApp finally gave into this demand and has introduced the calling feature. A lot of users have been able to use this feature and also invite their friends. But it’s reported that the company has pulled down the feature as of now.   This is probably because it is in testing phase…
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  • Minnesota Legislators, Law Enforcement Trying To Strip The 'Public Accountability' Out Of State's Body Camera Program

    Tim Cushing
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    More cities and states are getting behind the idea that outfitting their law enforcement officers with body cameras will result in better policing and more accountability. Unfortunately, many of them then follow this moment of clarity by gutting the "accountability" part of the programs. Los Angeles law enforcement agencies will only turn over camera footage if it's part of a criminal or civil suit. Florida legislators are pushing for additional exceptions in the state's open records laws specifically for body camera footage and specifically at the request of the state's police union.
  • DailyDirt: Keeping Information For A Really, Really, Really Long Time

    Michael Ho
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The problem of storing digital data usually involves transferring data from an older format to a newer one -- with the hopes that the newer one won't be replaced as quickly as the older format it just replaced. Maybe some archivists out there like to go through this periodic technology shift and verify that the data we've stored is still readable, but wouldn't it be nice if there was a "store it and forget it" format? A single gram of DNA can store up to 455 exabytes of data, and roughly four grams of DNA could store all of the world's collected information. It's not cheap to store arbitrary…
  • Verizon At Least Shows It Has A Sense Of Humor About Net Neutrality, Even If It's Incapable Of Respecting It

    Karl Bode
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Sure, Verizon may be endlessly misleading when it comes to everything from the spectrum crunch to network investment. And when it comes to anti-competitive telecom behavior it wrote the book. Hell, Verizon's even in many ways directly responsible for this week's net neutrality ruling by suing to overturn the original flimsy net neutrality rules -- rules every other ISP had absolutely no problem with. But while you can say a lot of things about Verizon, you can't say the company doesn't have a sense of humor. As you might expect, Verizon took to the company's blog to protest the FCC's new…
  • Senator Asks FCC To Explain Its Involvement In The Proliferation Of Stingray Devices

    Tim Cushing
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Despite the feds' best efforts to keep IMSI catchers (Stingray devices, colloquially and almost certainly to the dismay of manufacturer Harris Corporation, as they head to becoming the kleenex of surveillance tech) a secret, there's still enough information leaking out around the edges of the FBI's non-disclosure agreements to provoke public discussion. The discussion appears to have reached the top of the food chain. Sen. Bill Nelson -- following the lead of Senators Leahy and Grassley -- has sent a letter to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler asking the following: [image credit: Julian Sanchez] Dear…
  • Marshawn Lynch, Anti-Authority Hero, Loves To Trademark His Phrases

    Timothy Geigner
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:33 pm
    At some point, this whole fad of trademarking phrases that leap into the public consciousness through public events is going to have to stop. Between trying to lock the language of the recently slain, the foreign policy story du jour, and all the rest, eventually the public and the courts are going to have to realize that this can't go on unchecked. For some reason, professional and college sports organizations seem especially prone to this kind of nonsense, from the attempt to exert control over a colloquial term to a team simply treating its own fanbase like so much trademarkable chattle.
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    The Next Women - Business Magazine

  • Where Does Your University Rank On The Alumni Rich List?

    Guest Author
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    New research by Emolument Alumni reveals London Business School leads Oxford and Cambridge in list of top earning more
  • Where Does Your University Rank On The Alumni Rich List?

    Guest Author
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    New research by Emolument Alumni reveals London Business School leads Oxford and Cambridge in list of top earning more
  • Employment Law - What To Expect In 2015

    Guest Author
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    With 2015 well underway, an important year in the political calendar, employers are sure to be turning their mind to preparing for any changes set to come in over the next few months. It's clear, if last year is anything to go by, employment law will not remain the same for very long and so there are a number of things that employers should be thinking about as they ring in the New Year.  read more
  • Startup Diaries: Strength, Courage and Fear.

    Guest Author
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Sheila Hall Blagg talks to The Next Women about the launch of her business, more
  • Therapy In The Boardroom

    Guest Author
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Exploring the case for therapy as a performance and profit improver in more
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    Sample the Web

  • TUAW and Engadget #tuaw4ever

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

    C.K. Sample III
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    So yesterday, I went to the Microsoft Store at the Domain, and traded in my just under a month old i5 128GB Surface Pro 3 for the top of the line i7 500GB model. I did this with funds I made from selling my Cintiq Companion this past week on Amazon Marketplace for ~$78 more net profit than I originally paid for it (thanks to getting it this summer when Wacom was running a summer ~$500 off sale + Cintiq Companion’s being hard to come by currently while everyone awaits the release of the newly announced Cintiq Companion 2). Aside: If you want to sell old gear fast at reasonable prices,…
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    C.K. Sample III
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:32 pm
    I’ve had advertisements on this site forever. I just removed them. There’s no point. In any case, if you like the things I tend to write and do and you want to motivate me to keep doing these things / do them more often, I set up a Patreon page where you can become a patron. Although, I must say, although I like the idea behind Patreon, I don’t like the execution much. It’s very inflexible. Why can’t I set up different types of patronage for different endeavors at different price points? Why is everything either recurring by month or recurring by thing created?
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    C.K. Sample III
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    As I tweeted earlier today, I’m now the answer to life, the universe, and everything years old. Kristin asked me if I felt older on the way to church this morning, and my reply was, “I feel like I’m learning new things recently.” This is my first birthday without a dad and it’s about 6 months since he passed. I was struck oddly today by the lack of him calling me up to sing the silly penny song that he’s sung to me every birthday that I can remember (counting pennies you receive for each year behind you). But beyond that small sadness, I’ve been…
  • I love my new Kindle Voyage

    C.K. Sample III
    3 Jan 2015 | 10:47 am
    Thanks to my in-laws, Curt & Marian, I got a brand new Kindle Voyage (WiFi with Special Offers) for Christmas, and so far it’s been a great upgrade from the low end model Kindle that had replaced my Kindle Paperwhite that I broke over a year ago (flew out of my bag while I was slinging said bag into the trunk of my car; Kindle Paperwhite landing screen down on the parking lot pavement). The 300 dpi screen is definitely noticeably sharper than previous generations and the lighting has been improved since the Paperwhite came out. It’s now very even, with no noticeable dark…
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  • The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook

    20 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Information Security research:PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition4 Steps to Taking Control with Cyber ResilienceProtecting Critical DNS Infrastructure Against AttackTop 3 Reasons to Give Insiders a Unified IdentityRequest Free!
  • iPad CTO Kit - including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers

    18 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    The iPad CTO Kit brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your IT Management related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your IT Management research:iPad Tips and Tricks - A Guide for Executives and ManagersExecutive Guide: Harnessing the Power of Enterprise Social CollaborationSaaS Apps? BYOD? Take Cloud ControlThe Case for Mobile Security ManagementRequest Free!
  • Your Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual

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

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

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

    1 Feb 2015 | 3:55 am
    Question: Given a list of 24 words, how many different BINGO cards can you create. What if there are more words? What if there are duplicates? Answer: The first part is a straight forward permutation question. Number of different cards = 24! = 620 448 401 733 239 439 360 000 (pretty large number) What if there are more than 24 words (n words). First we will have choose 24 words out of the n options, then do permutation on the selected 24 items. Read more about choosing here Number of different cards = 24!*nC24 = 24! * n!/(24!(n-24)!) = n!/(n-24)! (simple as that) What if there are…
  • Challenge – 50 trucks with payload

    18 Apr 2011 | 8:18 pm
    Question: Given a fleet of 50 trucks, each with a full fuel tank and a range of 100 miles, how far can you deliver a payload? You can transfer the payload from truck to truck, and you can transfer fuel from truck to truck. Assume all the payload will fit in one truck. Challenge: Do you know the answer to this question? Post in the comments. Answers will be posted on April 22th. Thanks Ole Sandbu, Czikus and Vanta for the answers. We want to use as little fuel as possible so we try minimize the number of trucks we use as we go along. Let’s say we start with all 50 trucks with full fuel…
  • Implement strstr

    15 Apr 2011 | 12:57 pm
    Question: Implement strstr in Java. Find the first instance of a string in another string. Answer: public int Search(String haystack, String needle){ for(int i = 0; i < haystack.length(); i++ ) { for(int j = 0; j < needle.length() && i+j < haystack.length(); j++ ) { if(needle.charAt(j) != haystack.charAt(i+j)) { break; } else if (j == needle.length()-1) { return i; } } } return -1; } Like this question? Follow our feed and tweet it. Related posts: Search in a sorted rotated array Combinations of a String First Non-Repeated Character
  • Search in a sorted rotated array

    7 Apr 2011 | 9:51 am
    Question: Implement a search function for a sorted rotated array. Duplicates are allowed. Returning any one of the duplicates is acceptable. Answer: We can do a binary search with some modified checks. public int rotatedSearch(int[] values, int start, int end, int x){ if(values[start] == x){ return start; } else if(values[end] == x){ return end; } else if(end - start == 1) { return -1; } int middle = (start + end) / 2; if(values[start]
  • Challenge – Camel and Bananas

    5 Apr 2011 | 9:15 pm
    Question: The owner of a banana plantation has a camel. He wants to transport his 3000 bananas to the market, which is located after the desert. The distance between his banana plantation and the market is about 1000 kilometer. So he decided to take his camel to carry the bananas. The camel can carry at the maximum of 1000 bananas at a time, and it eats one banana for every kilometer it travels. What is the largest number of bananas that can be delivered to the market? Challenge: Do you know the answer to this question? Post in the comments. Answers will be posted April 8th. Thanks for all…
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  • WhatSim Becomes ChatSim – Now Works with All Messaging Apps

    Chance Kinney
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:45 am
    It’s only been a month, but WhatSim is already changing, and more than in name only. The global SIM card that allowed you to send unlimited messages on WhatsApp anywhere in the world is now ChatSim. The way works is also changing, and that’s good news and bad news. The good news is that ChatSim now works with all messaging applications, not just WhatsApp. So, you can use the SIM, which still costs €10 yearly, to send text messages using QQ, Skype, Viber, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Line, KakaoTalk, Telegram, Snapchat, Twitter, Google Hangouts and iMessage. As before, this only…
  • Octa TabletTail System Review

    Chance Kinney
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:19 am
    Octa has been doing tablet stands differently over the past few years. The TabletTail series consists of modular accessories that range from the Whale kit, a more or less traditional stand, to the Monkey kit, a sturdy but flexible metal tube that could contort to position your tablet in all kinds of new ways. That all relied on a vacuum dock that could be affixed to the backs of smooth-backed tablets and would work with all of Octa’s accessories. As traditional stands, they had their limitations. But, if you needed to somehow get your tablet to hang in midair, there were few, if any,…
  • Picattoo Creates Temporary Instagram Tattoos

    Chance Kinney
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:12 pm
    First they came for our smartphone cases, and we spoke out. Then they came for our wall-hung paintings, and we spoke out. Now, the Instagram and Facebook photo customization crowd is coming for our bodies, and yeah, we’re speaking out again. With Picattoo, you can order a set of temporary tattoos. As you might have guessed, those temporary tattoos will bear your Facebook or Instagram photos of choice. So, yeah, the bowl of ramen you had at that awesome place last week can go right on your arm. I guess you can get get selfie temporary tattoos, as well? I don’t want to dive too deep…
  • Kustom Ego is a $10,000 Android Smartphone

    Chip Chick Staff
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:10 pm
    We’re pretty sure that 2015 is going to be a big year for budget smartphones. So, naturally, we’re going to have a few companies going in the opposite direction. Like, the complete opposite. Take Kustom, a new company (started in 2013) out of Spain. They’re announcing the availability of the Kustom Ego, although availability is a relative term here. Actually, before we start, let’s play a game where you try to guess the price of this phone as you read. Answer’s at the bottom. This 5″ smartphone runs Android 4.4 on a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 2…
  • New Moto E is a Seriously Good Budget Phone – and it Arrived in an Awesome Box

    Chip Chick Staff
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:58 am
    It’s a good bet that this year, starting with Mobile World Congress next week, we’re going to see a lot more advertising dollars thrown at budget phones than we’re used to. Everyone excited to get in on mobile has already settled into their premium smartphones of choice—now, the mobile industry is going to turn its attention to everyone still sitting on the sidelines. The best way to do that is with low-priced, off-contract phones that lower the cost of entry to both device and, maybe more importantly, monthly wireless bills for smartphones. Motorola (now owned by Lenovo)…
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  • Froyo Personal Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Froyo is a clean and simple responsive template for Blogger, which works perfectly with personal blogs. It’s also great for beginners at blogging who don’t want to deal with too many fidgety and hard-to-use features. Despite its minimalist design, Froyo has lots of great features and options that you can use, which will ensure that your readers will stay interested in what you have to offer in your site. It has two columns on the home page, one right sidebar, an animated header slideshow where you can display your latest and best images or photos, a three-column footer plus footer…
  • Velocity Responsive Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:43 pm
    Velocity is a cheerful and beautiful responsive Blogger template that can serve as your portfolio, personal blog, magazine site, professional gallery, or any other type of blog you wish to put up. Its multimedia provisions allow you to freely post several types of content, and is especially great for displaying visual media like photography, illustrations, product photos, graphics, and more. Made with HTML5, jQuery and CSS3, it’s optimized for SEO and social sharing, so you can build your own following easily from your blog. Crisp yellow, gray, and black accents on a white background…
  • Creative Free Portfolio Template

    Carmela Maraan
    8 Feb 2015 | 6:13 pm
    You don’t need a lot of flash to ensure that portfolio dazzles your audience and your clients. Take the case of Creative portfolio template for Blogger. It’s simple, clean, yet it has the power to make your portfolio stand out! The purpose for this template’s minimalist look is to draw attention to your content in a tidy and professional manner. It is perfect for artists and anyone involved in the creative industry who wishes to showcase their medium of expertise, be it illustration, graphic design, art, music, videos, etc. Another great thing about Creative template is that…
  • Social Magazine Free Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:18 am
    Social Magazine is a beautiful Blogger template that will feature your best content on the home page, so your viewers can easily see what you’re about. It’s got premium features with a high level of functionality, so you can expect plenty of flexible uses for this template. For starters, it’s got a header slider that can display several of your images and links to your posts, seven sections for your latest posts in the home page, a bold yet professional-looking dropdown main menu, and social sharing buttons for your readers to share your site with. No matter what your niche…
  • Attitude Free Feminine Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:23 am
    Attitude is a free Blogger template that will work very well with feminine blogs and websites, especially if your niche covers beauty, fashion, hair, home, lifestyle, food, or inspirational/motivational content. It’s designed to give your site a friendly yet professional look, so you can also use it for e-commerce, if you’re running an online products store for women. It may look simple, but it’s got plenty of built-in features that you will find useful, and your viewers will also enjoy. Some of these features are: Responsive Social Buttons Slider 3 Columns Footer Fast…
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  • Samsung Falls Victim to iPhone 6’s Charm, ‘Borrows’ Some Design Lines for the Galaxy S6

    Radu Tyrsina
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:51 am
    Samsung is set to unveil its flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S6, at its 2015 Unpacked Event in Barcelona. By now, we already know a great deal about it, such as details about its camera, body build and dimensions, its processor and the diversity of models. And despite the fact that we know... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • You Can Now Use WhatsApp Web on Firefox and Opera, as Well

    Radu Tyrsina
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:28 am
    Previously, if you wanted to use WhatsApp on your desktop, you had to resort to third-party clients such as AirDroid 3. Recently WhatsApp has made their free messaging app available on the web, as well, but it was initially restricted only to Chrome browsers. Now the company has officially... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dear Moto, the Rules Have Changed… You Changed Them, Remember?

    Nimish Dubey
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:33 pm
    A lot of things changed in the smartphone market last year, but no change perhaps was as radical as the dramatic decline in the prices of smartphones. After years of the “you want good performance, you will have to pay” rule, consumers suddenly got access to a plethora of devices that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Opera Max’s App Pass Brings Apps With Free or Discounted Data for Emerging Markets

    Radu Tyrsina
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:11 am
    A while back, we told you about Opera’s Sponsored Web Pass, a free mobile data package offered to operator subscribers just for the cost of seeing some advertisements. That feature was focusing on users from emerging markets, and now Opera is introducing App Pass to Opera Max, another option... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sony’s Xperia Z4 Tablet Leaks, Comes With a 2K Screen

    Radu Tyrsina
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    Sony might be planning to exit the smartphone and tablet business, but before it does so, the company still has millions of fans out there who are looking forward to the release of their next great tablet – the Xperia Z4. Previous rumors were suggesting that it could feature a screen size... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Why You Should Increase Your Digital Marketing Fund

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Marketers have been on the hop trying to figure out the best ways to attract more customers. Strategies have been reviewed time and again, year after year, focusing on the right pattern to make the best out of their plans. This time, the spotlight is on Digital Marketing. Let’s take a look at some statistics.
  • 25 Interesting Social Media Marketing Stats from 2014

    2 Feb 2015 | 3:11 am
    Social media has certainly come a long way in the past few years. Here are 25 stats that highlight some social media facts and provide data points that marketers can leverage for greater success in 2015. Marketers will spend $8.3 billion on social media advertising in 2015. 60% of consumers says the integration of social media makes them more likely to share product and services. 96% of social media managers measure number of fans and followers, 89% measure traffic and 84% measure mentions. Around 46% of web users will look towards social media when making a purchase. 78% of companies now say…
  • Top SEO Memes of 2014

    8 Jan 2015 | 1:51 am
    Here’s a compilation of some SEO memes that went viral in 2014. 1. Hard to believe, but it’s true! 2. Exactly my reaction! 3. The Google Plus way! 4. True Story 5. Crime rate increasing on Page 2 of Google 6. OMG… that’s so scary! 7. Yikes! 8. Marketer – Level Spy 9. Search Engine Algorithm 10. It’s really a jungle out there for SEOs 11. Facepalm! Sources:,,
  • Launch of Google Ad Grants Management Service

    Mercy Livingstone
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:23 am
    We are happy to announce the launch of our Google Ad Grants Management service. This service offering gives us an opportunity to help organizations run targeted campaigns that help in recruiting volunteers and board members, raising awareness for their brand, promoting their programs and services, and raising funds online. There are about 3 billion searches a day on Google, and Google Grants has the potential to drive 10,000 to 40,000 new visitors to a website each month. The idea behind introducing our Google Ad Grants Management service was to help organizations get the most out of the…
  • We’ve Been Ranked Among Top Indian App Developers 2014 by AppIndex!

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

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:36 am
    Fascinating inside scoop by WPCentral. According to them, there were very advanced talks between Microsoft and Pebble to come to a close partnership between the two companies. Microsoft built a fully functional Pebble application for Windows Phone with complete integration, offered to bundle Pebble devices with Windows Phone sales through Microsoft stores and carriers, and a whole lot more. All this was set to be announced at BUILD 2014. However, it did not come to pass. There is just one problem: Pebble founder and CEO Eric Migicovsky. Despite Microsoft's attempts to win over Pebble,…
  • Multicore and Amiga: present and future

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:08 am
    Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) is on the wishlist of AmigaOS users for quite some time now, and while progress has been made, we're still not there yet. To explain the progress, let us first look at the concept, and then point to where we are in the whole. AmigaOS developer Thomas Frieden goes in-depth in the work currently under way to bring SMP to AmigaOS.
  • The state of Linux gaming in the SteamOS era

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    Now, more than a year into the SteamOS era (measuring from that beta launch), the nascent Linux gaming community is cautiously optimistic about the promise of a viable PC gaming market that doesn't rely on a Microsoft OS. Despite technical and business problems that continue to get in the way, Valve has already transformed gaming on Linux from "practically nothing" to "definitely something" and could be on the verge of making it much more than that. Progress has been amazing, and once Valve gets its SteamOS and Steam Machines, things should pick up even more.
  • Google to bring paid search results to Play applications

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:02 am
    Google is bringing one familiar feature of Web search to its Google Play store: Paid search results. The company said it will begin testing what it calls "sponsored" search results within its app store in the coming weeks. The move is intended to help developers better promote their apps in a store that boasts more than a million choices. Of course, it will also generate more revenue for Google. Application stores are already completely and utterly useless and broken for application discovery, so I couldn't care less about this.
  • 'Android is ready for work'

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:29 am
    Over a billion people today carry Android smartphones - devices that are more powerful than the computers we used just a few years ago. For many, these phones have become essential tools to help us complete important work tasks like checking email, editing documents, reviewing sales pipelines and approving deals. But for the majority of workers, smartphones and tablets are underutilized in the workplace. Their business and innovation potential remain largely untapped. Today we're announcing the Android for Work program to tap into that potential. With a group of partners, we're helping…
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  • 2015 Honda Fit EX-L Review

    Digital Trends
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    The 2015 Honda fit is a practical, environmentally-friendly, and surprisingly stylish little car. In fact, it’s just about everything anyone could ever need in an automobile. (9 out of 10) Pros Physics-bending interior room Low cost Excellent fuel economy Great available features Cons Loud, course sounding engine Some interior materials feel cheap Not so […]
  • Timex Ironman Run x20 GPS Review

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:10 am
    This is a stripped down, no frills runner’s watch. And sometimes you just want a spade to dig a hole. Via GPS connection, the Ironman records real-time distance, pace, speed and calories burned. And that’s it. It’s not a Garmin Forerunner XT220 or TomTom Cardio, but then that’s because it costs about £80 (US$80, AUS$190). […]
  • Fitbit Charge HR fitness band Review

    Digital Trends
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    It’s not as precise as other heart-rate monitors, but Fitbit’s Charge HR will still motivate you to move more and charge into workouts harder. (7 out of 10) Pros Call notification Sleek, modern minimal design Comfortable supple band Vibration alarms Cons Heart-rate data erratic Not waterproof Back in February 2014, Fitbit voluntarily recalled its […]
  • Yamaha YAS-203 Review

    Digital Trends
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Yamaha’s YAS-203 offers a brilliant balance of features, performance, and affordability, hitting a sweet spot in the lower tier of the sound bar genre. (9 out of 10) Pros Excellent detail in subtler nuances and dialog Clear and smooth treble Equally talented for music or movies Solid feature set includes IR repeater Cons Brass/cymbals can […]
  • Jabra Move Wireless Review

    25 Feb 2015 | 1:15 pm
    The Jabra Move Wireless tries to prove that fitness gurus and couch potatoes have a surprising amount in common. Being the certified couch potato that I am, I too enjoy the same things about this sporty set of on ear Bluetooth headphones that a jogger would: the lightweight feel, impressive performance and low price. At […]
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  • Aoao Video to GIF Converter Giveaway

    Deepesh Agarwal
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:07 am
    As GIF is trendy now, it has been accepted and loved by more and more people. Nowadays, we meet all kinds of GIF everywhere on the internet, and those all kinds of nice GIF works make our daily life more vivid. Static pictures express static scenery for us, but GIF works present us the animated moments of our short life. It’s hard to say GIF is better than static pictures, both of them are important parts of our modern life. Modern people are struggling with a busy life, and GIF is a good way out. As an expert in GIF converting field, AoaoPhoto Digital Studio devotes itself in developing…
  • Free Utility To Make Microsoft Windows 10 Bootable USB Pen Drive

    Deepesh Agarwal
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Finally got the chance to give Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview a try, to get it loaded onto a new machine I opted to create a Bootable Windows USB drive as shared ahead. While the Windows 7 Bootable Disk Maker Tool worked fine for Windows 8 Bootable USB, it failed with Windows 10 TP ISO image. I used the excellent portable, bootable usb disk maker utility Rufus to get the job done, just point the utility to Windows 10 TP ISO as shown below and click the Start button.
  • Get Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery for Android App for Free

    Deepesh Agarwal
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:20 am
    Lost or accidentally deleted an important file from your Android Device? Do not worry as there are app available that can easily retrieve data from phones internal memory or memory card / SD card. Common reasons of data loss include memory card corruption, device became inaccessible or the Android OS itself become damaged and is no longer able to boot. Under such circumstances, you need to stop using the device or needed to be turned off. Please note that further saving files or installing applications after data loss instance may leads to permanent deletion of your files which cannot be…
  • Swalekh : A Multilingual Keypad In 11 Indian Languages

    Deepesh Agarwal
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:21 am
    In earlier days of Google Android OS, one has to root and hack their way into the core operating-system files just to install additional fonts like Hindi as demonstrated in an earlier post. Nowadays, we have quite a lot of options to install additional keyboards in multiple languages like the free Hindi keyboard provided by Google. To make things easier for Indian users we now have an excellent free app - Swalekh, the app brings power of local language expression through an easy-to-use app. Users of Swalekh can express themselves in their own language - be it while sending a text message, a…
  • Apple Vs Others...

    Deepesh Agarwal
    14 Feb 2015 | 4:42 am
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    Rex Hammock's RexBlog

  • Modern Family’s ‘Connection Lost’ Episode as Allegory

    Rex Hammock
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    No doubt, there are hundreds of posts this morning in which bloggers are trying to explain the top 10 this or that’s about the episode of Modern Family that aired last night (“Connection Lost,” Season 6, Episode 16). For that reason, I haven’t read any blog posts regarding the show. If this sounds like I’m borrowing the observation of others, I’m actually not (this time, at least). I did read one review and it was insightful (unlike this post, perhaps). It’s written by Gwen Ihnat at AV Club. She calls the episode, “A gimmicky but successful…
  • Some Pinterest Users are Learning the Price of Free

    Rex Hammock
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Almost three years ago, to the day, I blogged about Pinterest users (and users of other social media platforms) understanding the reality that if you use a platform controlled by someone else, you are a hamster in their cage (a metaphor I first learned from Dave Winer). The post I wrote three years ago, “Just Because You Can Make Money From Something, Doesn’t Mean You Should, and Other Rules of the Web,” was about Pinterest being accused of “skimming links” — the practice of finding links on their platform  that go to ecommerce sites and converting those…
  • David Carr, Appreciation from a Blogger and Fan

    Rex Hammock
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    This morning, there are countless remembrances of New York Times columnist David Carr, who died suddenly last night in Manhattan. Most are from the journalists with whom he worked, befriended and inspired. While David Carr and I share a few professional friends and acquaintances, besides a couple of brief chats at SXSW functions or media conferences in New York (the kind that all blur together), I never knew him, knew him. But this morning, I find myself feeling like I did know him in a way that long-ago bloggers (before we were told by experts that blogs were supposed to have a business…
  • A Couple of Grammy Day Nashville Music Stories You May Not Know

    Rex Hammock
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    First, from Nashville’s public radio station, WPLN-FM, a story about United Record Pressing, LLC, the largest vinyl record-pressing plant in the country. “(We) account for about 30 to 40 percent of all vinyl records out there in stores,” says Jay Millar, United’s head of marketing, Quote: “United manufactures up to 40,000 records a day. Demand is so high that if you’re not already a customer, they won’t even take your order — at least until a second plant opens later this year. “So how does a record get made? It starts with the groove.” (Continue…
  • Idea vs. Execution

    Rex Hammock
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Occasionally (okay, frequently), people share with me their ideas for a new product or business. More times than not, the ideas are  clever.  But then I go all Debbie Downer1 on them and tell them that success rarely hinges on the idea. Execution, I say. It’s all about execution. And luck. A couple of years ago, I saw this quote from Steve Jobs that he said in 1995 interview  after returning to Apple. 2 “You know, one of the things that really hurt Apple was after I left, John Sculley got a very serious disease. It’s the disease of thinking that a really great…
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  • Designing Twitter Video

    Paul Stamatiou
    2 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    In mid-2011, Twitter rolled out the ability to natively tweet photos. 2013 brought media-forward timelines with inline photos. 2014 ushered in multi-photo tweets and animated GIF support. We've just announced Twitter Video to help you capture the moment and tweet video from within the iOS and Android apps. I'm proud of the level of fit and finish we were able to capture in this release. It's the result of a huge collaboration between design, product and engineering organizations including folks in distributed offices (mainly our Seattle office). Hats off to my product and engineering…
  • Traveling and photography (Part 1)

    Paul Stamatiou
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Over the last two years I have spent a lot of time on the photos section of this website. I have redesigned and refactored it a few times, along the way evolving it to a place to support and house my passion projects: in-depth photo stories from my travels. These photo stories are the perfect coalescence of my passions: design, development, travel and photography. I've created three large photo story collections so far: Greece, France and Japan. While each trip only lasted a week or two, each collection took some 3 or 4 months of spare time on weekends to create, comprised of many photosets…
  • Getting started with drones

    Paul Stamatiou
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Drone. Quadcopter. Phantom. Dronie. You’ve no doubt heard about these terms with increasing gusto in recent months. They are everywhere in the news now; from seeing more dronies slide into your Twitter timeline and taking dronecations with Travel By Drone to an influx of startups taking drone tech to new heights. Heck, even Martha Stewart got in on the act with her piece on drones in TIME yesterday. Some of my dronies What exactly am I talking about when I say drone? Drone tends to imply a fully autonomous, sometimes GPS-guided unmanned aerial vehicle. While much of what I’m about to…
  • Provide meaning with motion

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

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

  • Google Inbox: The Revolutionary Intelligent Way to Email

    SK Mezanul Haque
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:34 am
    Google Inbox is the new intelligent way to email. If you have never heard about Google Inbox, well, Inbox is a new service that transforms the way you used to use email, traditionally. Inbox runs on Gmail and it transforms everything from your Gmail account for you in Inbox. At this moment, to access Inbox, you need to ask Google for an invite. More information about how to request for Google Inbox is at the end of this post. Once accepted, you will be able to use it on all supported devices and platforms. Google Inbox App 101: Functions, Features, Enhancements, More… Once you receive…
  • Latest Google Chrome Version Download For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

    SK Mezanul Haque
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Google Chrome Team has promoted Chrome 40 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest Google Chrome update is a minor update towards the major update 40.0.2214.91, bumping up the version number to 40.0.2214.111. You can see the official log about this minor update here. The major version released before this minor update came with a number of fixes and improvements. The notable ones are: Updated info dialog for Chrome app on Windows and Linux. A new clock behind/ahead error message. If you already use Google Chrome you don’t need to worry about downloading the latest…
  • Sticky Password Premium Review

    SK Mezanul Haque
    25 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Sticky Password is one of the most popular platform independent password manager available. It supports all major platforms including Windows, Mac OS X, iOS (iPhone, iPad), Android. The password manager also supports BlackBerry OS10, Amazon Kindle Fire, Nokia X too. In the first week December, Lamantine Software released a major update of the password manager. Sticky Password 8 features many new and improved functions. Sticky Password is not a new name for My Technology Guide’s regular readers. We have been testing out all the major versions of the password manager since Sticky Password…
  • iOS 8.1.1 Update Details With IPSW Download Links

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    Apple released iOS 8.1.1 for all supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. iOS 8.1.1 (build 12B435, build 12B436) includes many bug fixes and general performance enhancements to improve the overall stability of iOS 8. As said earlier, iOS 8.1.1 update is mostly about bug fixes and stability enhancements. It includes performance enhancements for old iOS devices (iPad 2 and iPhone 4s). If your iOS device is running iOS, you can download iOS 8.1.1 either via OTA (Over The Air) or using iTunes. If you are an advance user, you can use the IPSW file (links at the end of this post) to update…
  • Download OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update: Fixes Bugs, Security Issues, Stability Issues

    SK Mezanul Haque
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Apple released the first major update for OS X Yosemite 10.10 for Mac bumping the version number to OS X 10.10.1. OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update is a recommended update that includes a huge list of bug fixes, stability enhancements, and security updates. According to the change log, some major bugs like WiFi reliability issues, Mail app problems, Time Machine backup issues are fixed with this update. If you are running OS X Yosemite, you should download and install OS X 10.10.1 update. If you have set your Mac to install updates automatically, your Mac must have already updated. If you want to…
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  • Learning Vim for Beginners

    Amit Agarwal
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:10 am
    Vim, or Vi Improved, is an extremely powerful text editor that lets you do almost everything using keyboard shortcuts. You can replace text in a document, move or delete lines, automate edits and more without ever reaching for the mouse. Vim is the favorite source code editor of programmers but there’s no reason why you cannot use the editor for your regular text-editing tasks from writing down ideas to composing long emails. If you have always used a graphic text editor like Notepad or TextEdit, you are likely to find Vim confusing but spend some time with the editor and it will be…
  • Set an Auto-Expiry Date for Shared Files and Folders in Google Drive

    Amit Agarwal
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    When you share any folder or file in Google Drive with someone, the shared links will work forever until you manually change the sharing permissions. What if you want to share a folder in your Google Drive for exactly 24 hours and automatically make the folder private after that period? Or share a Google spreadsheet with colleagues for a week and then remove access to other users? Google Drive does not offer an option but you can easily can add an auto-expiry date to any of your shared files and folders with the help of a simple Google Script. The script works for both Gmail and Google Apps…
  • Find How Many Visitors Are Not Seeing Ads on your Website

    Amit Agarwal
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:24 am
    Adblocking software like AdBlock Plus have become mainstream and now pose a significant threat to web businesses that are dependent on online advertisements. The problem is so severe that Google and Amazon are paying the writers of AdBlock Plus to whitelist their ads. This may be seen as some kind of extortion but with billions of dollars at stake, the advertising companies have chosen to take the more profitable route. It is estimated that ~5% of website visitors are blocking ads (PDF report) and the situation could be far worse for websites that have a more tech-savvy audience. If you are…
  • Tips to Extend the Life of your Gadget’s Batteries

    Amit Agarwal
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:57 am
    Your mobile phones, tablets and laptops have rechargable Lithim Ion batteries that lose capacity as they age but with good care, the batteries may last for 2 to 3 years or even longer. What can you do to increase the overall lifespan of your gadget’s battery? Should you keep your mobile devices charged or wait for the charge to drop to 0% before charging them again? I recently scanned the websites of consumer electronics companies, including HP, Asus, Apple, Dell and also Battery University – for their recommendations on how to maximize the battery life and here’s a…
  • Edit the Text and Images of your PDF file in the Browser

    Amit Agarwal
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:09 am
    If you need to make changes in an existing PDF file, you need to get hold of the original document that was used to create the PDF, make the edits in the source document and export it as a PDF again. This is the best option since the document’s layout and formatting will be preserved in the new PDF file and you don’t even need an external PDF editor like Adobe Acrobat. However, if you do not have access to the source document, you can still edit your PDF files in the browser using the free Word app. It may not be able to handle PDF files with complex layouts, or PDFs that are…
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  • D-Link remote access vulnerabilities remain unpatched

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:55 pm
    D-Link routers have several unpatched vulnerabilities, the worst of which could allow an attacker to gain total control over a device, according to a systems engineer in Canada.Peter Adkins, who does security research in his free time, released details of the flaws on Thursday. Adkins said in a phone interview that he has been in intermittent contact with D-Link since Jan. 11 on the issues, but the company has not indicated when it might patch.“I believe it’s probably better for the end user to know that these exist than be completely in the dark for months on end while the vendor…
  • Hackers exploit router flaws in unusual pharming attack

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:27 pm
    An email-based attack spotted in Brazil recently employed an unusual but potent technique to spy on a victim’s Web traffic.The technique exploited security flaws in home routers to gain access to the administrator console. Once there, the hackers changed the routers’ DNS (Domain Name System) settings, a type of attack known as pharming.Pharming is tricky to pull off because it requires access to an ISP’s or an organization’s DNS servers, which translate domain names into the IP addresses of websites. Those DNS systems are typically well-protected, but home routers often are…
  • They're official: 'Ride-share' and 'unboxing' added to Oxford dictionary

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft looking to promote the “sharing” aspect of their service have scored a victory of sorts.’Ride-share’ is now a recognized verb, according to Oxford Dictionaries, which defines it as to “participate in an arrangement in which a passenger travels in a private vehicle driven by its owner, for free or for a fee, especially as arranged by means of a website or app.”The word was one of hundreds added in the last quarterly update to, which is published by Oxford University Press. So take that, critics who insist that Uber and its…
  • For Attensity's BI parsing tool, emoticons are no problem

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 pm
    For enterprises seeking to monitor the conversations going on about them in the world, the sheer volume of data is just the beginning of the challenge. Even more daunting is making sense of it all—a task that can test the resources of the largest organization.That’s where Luminoso aims to help with the Compass tool it announced earlier this month, and it’s also the area targeted by Attensity, which on Thursday announced a new parsing engine that can be integrated into existing enterprise systems.Attensity’s Semantic Annotation natural-language processing tool, which is combined with a…
  • Twitter adds more reporting tools to curb abuse and improve safety

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Twitter has added new reporting tools to help it fight abuse and protect users on its site.The company took some steps in this direction late last year, when it made it easier to report harassment in tweets. Now it’s making it easier to report other behaviors including impersonation, self-harm and the sharing of private or confidential information. The changes will begin rolling out Thursday and should reach all users in the coming weeks.As a result of the changes it made already, Twitter now reviews five times as many user reports as it did previously, the company said, and it has tripled…
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    Data Connections

  • Seven Reasons Why Timely Analytics Is So Hard

    Rich Julius
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:05 am
    Rich Julius, Principal Product Manager, Progress Easyl Rich Julius introduces 7 data preparation and data blending challenges that delay timely analytics. The driving force behind business intelligence and analytics is a need for information. Every day, we ask questions such as, “How good are we at converting leads?” Or, “Which of our marketing campaigns is the most successful?” Finding answers to these seemingly simple questions, however, is much easier said than done. The people asking the questions just want answers, and often don’t understand why it takes so long to get them.
  • Using the Next Generation Salesforce1 Lightning Platform

    Greg Stasko
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:11 am
    Progress DataDirect Cloud is a Salesforce-preferred connectivity service for Salesforce Lightning Connect. Last fall at Dreamforce 2014, Salesforce enhanced their developer tooling focused on mobility with the announcement of “Salesforce1 Lightning.” This is a huge deal as it introduces many new features focused on making application development and business automation “lightning fast.” Get to know Lightning Connect Lightning is made up of a number of tools and components. One that we are particularly excited about is Lightning Connect. Lightning Connect allows you to, in…
  • Big Data, Better Integration and Your Business IQ

    Suzanne Rose
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:05 am
    Data integration is a crucial part of every Big Data strategy. Data drives decisions. That piece of wisdom is often taken for granted, but businesses still seem to struggle with it. They continuously gather data, but rarely do they use it to its fullest potential. They track clicks on their websites and sensor readings from Internet of Things (IoT) devices that capture important customer buying behavior, geolocation data and other business-related information. Then they shovel it all into a data warehouse where web traffic and sales data and data from SaaS applications all have their own,…
  • WEBINAR: Lightning Connect and DataDirect Cloud, the Dynamic Duo!

    Suzanne Rose
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:05 am
    I probably don’t need to introduce Salesforce1 Lightning—the next generation Salesforce1 platform. I’m sure you already know all about how it lets you build apps faster than ever. But how much do you know about the data integration component, Lightning Connect? I’m really excited about Lightning Connect because it gives Progress® DataDirect Cloud™ an awesome opportunity to flex its muscles as a Salesforce preferred data connectivity solution. Using the exciting OData protocol, DataDirect Cloud enables real-time access to legacy databases like Oracle and SQL Server for quick…
  • Big Data’s Six Ingredients for Better BI

    Suzanne Rose
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:05 am
    Suzanne Rose, Progress DataDirect Big data and BI are critical, so the right tool for understanding that data is essential. These days, it is easier than ever to collect all sorts of information. Details on the way customers are using your products, the effectiveness and reach of your marketing and sales campaigns, and other essential information are constantly being tracked, recorded, and stored in various data centers and cloud services across your organization. In spite of the relative ease of gathering and accessing this data, turning that information into actionable insight remains a…
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    Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

  • Does Social Media Impact Sales at Tobacco and Adult Themed Stores?

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

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

    Tamar Weinberg
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    In 2006, social media was building steam in the United States. With the rise of Facebook’s popularity, the launch of Twitter, and the surge of influence from social news sites like Digg, social media looked to be a great breeding ground for marketers to make their mark. And make their marks they did. Digg was an incredibly powerful platform to drive traffic and pageviews to reasonably good content. Initially, the network really had the cream of the Internet crop on its frontpage, and the “Digg effect” would take websites down just like that. Visitors flocked to the homepage…
  • How to Rock Your Social Customer Service

    Tamar Weinberg
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    Ever wonder how to manage the constant flux of customer service complaints (or praises) via social media? It requires a mindset of tuning into those communications, but because they come from so many different directions, it also requires a toolset. I won’t give it away, but after running a social media customer service department 100% singlehandledly and helping our customer base grow from about a half a million customers to over 1 million (through social media almost exclusively), I have a few tricks and tips up my sleeve. After years of trial and error, I’m fairly certain…
  • If You Don’t Have Thick Skin, Get Off the Internet.

    Tamar Weinberg
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    Within the last 6 weeks, I’ve begun to understand why Facebook is such a narcissistic medium. If you’re sad, no one wants to deal with you. They may give you support, but if every post was sad and depressing, that trickles down to how you ultimately end up feeling. If you’re controversial, someone else will have another opinion and unfriend you. Happiness (without ego) is the only way to maintain good friendships, and usually, doesn’t impart negative judgments. Let’s dig into the second item there: controversy. As of late, there’s been a pretty big trend…
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    Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  • Aspire Hospital

    itvibes tech
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Conroe Web Design & Marketing Aspire Hospital is a physician-owned hospital providing outstanding medical services to residents of our community by utilizing proven, state-of-the-art technology, combined with compassionate care. While offering a vast array of services, we focus on the uniqueness and dignity of each person that we serve. Aspire Hospital is accredited and recognized by The Joint Commission for our proven commitment to quality. We have medical departments in various locations in areas north of Houston, which include Shenandoah, Conroe, and Huntsville, Texas. Aspire Hospital…
  • Benefits of Responsive Web Design

    ITVibes Support
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:13 pm
    We Are Living in a Mobile World… We are not living in a mouse and PC dominated world anymore. Most people use their tablets, smartphones, or touchscreen laptops to access the internet, complete their daily work assignments, and communicate with the world. That’s why it’s so important nowadays to have responsive web design. It gives you the same look and feel for a website regardless of the device you are using. It also takes care of other issues such as screen size, pixel resolution, and click versus touch. A responsive website design provides the best viewing experience for the…
  • Stibbs & Co.

    itvibes tech
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Houston Web Design & Marketing Stibbs & Co., P.C. was founded by John H. “Jack” Stibbs, Jr. in The Woodlands, Texas. He moved to the area in 1981 and started his first law firm in 1985, which he later merged with another firm.In 2003, Stibbs decided to start his second law firm – Stibbs & Co. The Firm serves the following areas: Houston, The Woodlands, Spring, and Conroe. “We are business lawyers and our goal is to find business solutions. Smarter business solutions.” To appreciate this law firm, you first need to understand their philosophy – Helping Businesses…
  • Woodlands Reality

    itvibes tech
    1 Feb 2015 | 9:25 pm
    The Woodlands Web Design & Marketing Their primary purpose at Woodlands Realty is to shepherd their clients through the home buying or selling process. It is with this spirit that they endeavor to do all that we can to make the experience for their customers a positive one. With over 30 years combined real estate experience within their team they have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that the best interests of their clients are served. They have a strong support team to help ensure that our client’s real estate transaction is successful and their clients appreciate the individual…
  • Marketing Strategies During Challenging Economic Times

    ITVibes Support
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Some in the Houston market are nervous because of the recent drop in oil prices. This has caused many in the business world to take pause and re-evaluate their goals. As an overreaction to the current economic challenges, some may want to cut their marketing budgets. But many leaders in the marketing industry advise against taking that action. According to the American Marketing Association, halting or reducing spending on key marketing programs is the biggest mistake businesses can make in an economic downturn. They suggest the following strategies: Refine your message – Conduct…
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  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Phone

    Amos Kingatua
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:29 am
    Samsung Galaxy S6 phone is a sophisticated mixture of high speed processing, huge memory, a powerful camera and a long lasting battery. The release of Samsung Galaxy S5 caused a lot of excitement among the users due to the level of optimization of the gadget. This efficient gadget has created speculation in the market towards the arrival of an even better Smartphone by Samsung. Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 phone is even rumored to be much better. The news about the upcoming phone has been spreading in the market like fire and consumers have been waiting impatiently for the gadget. Luckily for…
  • List of most Popular Social Networking Sites

    Amos Kingatua
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:02 am
    Popular social networking sites list keeps on changing as the internet evolves. There are numerous social networking sites, some of which are very popular and known by almost all the internet users. The two most popular social networking sites are the Facebook and Twitter. These and others are used for business and social interactions by family, friends and businesses. Other uses include sharing and updates of news and happenings. Their popularity is thus based on the number of users as well as the impact they have on society. Other social networking sites have a place in society and play a…
  • List of Free Backlink Checker Tools

    Amos Kingatua
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Backlink checker tools help webmasters and bloggers to determine the number and quality of  backlinks to their websites. The success of an online business depends on the number of visits it gets from its target audience. To make that your website visible to internet users, you need to improve its SEO ranking. Google indexes the websites by checking the quality of their backlinks, having a few valid backlinks is therefore better for your website than hundreds of low quality inbound links. To increase traffic, one needs to keep submitting the web link to the backlink building sites and then…
  • Scientific Reasons for Facebook Addiction

    Amos Kingatua
    17 Jan 2015 | 7:10 am
    Facebook addiction is not recognized the same way as other clinical disorders. However, millions of people are hooked into the habit of checking Facebook now and then at the expense of other activities. The social networking sites in general have opened new and convenient communication channels suitable for all aspects of life, be it social, business, professional and other interactions. Millions of people use Facebook and other sites to keep in touch with family and friends, plan events, and market their products and more. While some people have strict schedules and assigned time for social…
  • How to Download YouTube Videos For Free

    Amos Kingatua
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    If you are a video enthusiast, you may want to download YouTube videos in high quality format for later use. YouTube provides its users with a chance to watch free videos on any topic. Sadly the website doesn’t offer the feature of downloading the videos and watch them offline. Below are some of the tips on how you can download YouTube videos for free onto your computer or wireless device. Websites used to download YouTube videos for free A number of websites allow users to redirect a Youtube video and download it through them. To access this feature, you need to copy the link of the…
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    VR World » Languages » English

  • Golden Mario Amiibo Confirmed, Will Be Walmart Exclusive (Sold Out)

    Derek Strickland
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:43 am
    UPDATE: Walmart is already sold out of the golden Mario amiibo online courtesy of your friendly neighborhood scalpers. The figure sold out in less than 15 minutes, and there are already eBay listings ranging up to $100 for the exclusive amiibo. Apparently Walmart stealthily opened pre-orders for the figures shortly after the news broke, meaning just about no one is going to be able to get their hands on yet another amiibo. This really can’t be the way Nintendo intended for this to work, and the cycle of collectible madness continues while people continue to take full advantage of the .
  • New House of Wolves Leaks Show Reef As New Social Lobby

    Derek Strickland
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:16 am
    A batch of new House of Wolves leaks for Destiny‘s upcoming expansion have emerged, revealing new content and that the Reef might serve as a Tower-like social lobby for the upcoming expansion. Check below for a closer look at what the Reef’s social hub will look like. The House of Wolves leak show off Director navigation screens for the expansion’s new Reef-based “social space” within the heart of the Asteroid Belt, pretty much saying that the Reef will be the Guardians’ home away from home as they aid the Awoken Queen. Planet Destiny notes that the Reef…
  • ASRock’s LGA1151 Motherboard For Intel Skylake CPUs Detailed In Leak

    Harish Jonnalagadda
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:15 am
    A recent leak coming out of Embedded World 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany revealed a sixth-generation Skylake motherboard with the LGA1151 socket from ASRock. The motherboard is not targeted at consumers, but is instead aimed at the industrial/embedded segment. Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is rumored to unveil its next-generation processors sometime next year, although there isn’t a clear timeline as to when we may see retail availability of Skylake-based hardware. From the images, it can be seen that the motherboard features two DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM slots that can accommodate a total of 16GB…
  • Evolve Review: Monster Of The Week

    Derek Strickland
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:10 am
    Developer: Turtle Rock Studios Publisher: 2K Games Release Date: Feb. 10, 2015 Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC Genre: Online Mulitplayer Shooter MSRP: $59.99 Note: Our Evolve review was conducted on the Xbox One via a copy purchased independently by the reviewer. Evolve is a curious game that’s built upon a fantastic idea: a sci-fi take on a Godzilla-esuqe hunter vs. hunted scenario complete with high-stakes strategic gameplay. But as we’ve seen in the past, fantastic ideas have a way of losing sight of their core goals, becoming something quite different when made a reality.
  • Your Next Gaming PC Might Have a Radeon and Nvidia GPU

    Sam Reynolds
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) upcoming DirectX 12 has a ton of exciting features and optimizations that we already know about. However the most interesting new feature comes via a report from Tom’s Hardware: the ability to pool resources from multiple GPUs from different manufacturers. The ability to work with two different GPU architectures in the same system comes from DirectX 12’s support of something called Explicit Asynchronous Multi-GPU capabilities and Split Frame Rendering (SFR). Effectively this pools all GPU resources into a bucket and allows them to be utilized as one. SFR…
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    Latest Articles from WRAL Tech Wire

  • FCC OKs Wilson to sell high-speed Internet outside city limits

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:28 pm
    The Federal Communications Commission is siding with the City of Wilson against North Carolina, voting Thursday that its Greenlight fast Internet service can be sold outside Wilson's city limits. N.C. law has prohibited that.
  • GSK slices CEO's pay again; new chair to take control early

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
    Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline has cut the compensation package for CEO Andrew Witty a second straight year. This time, it's much larger: 46 percent. Plus, GSK is shaking up its board with a new chair assuming control earlier than planned and two members not standing for election.
  • FCC votes for Internet regulation; lawsuits likely

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to regulate the Internet in a decision that is likely to trigger lawsuits from big Internet service providers.
  • Facebook adds new gender option for users: 'Fill in the blank'

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: "Fill in the blank."
  • Rometty says IBM's new strategy is on track

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:26 am
    In a media briefing ahead of an investor conference in New York on Thursday, Virginia Rometty said the company plans that the new tech markets should make up 40 percent of IBM's business, or $40 billion, in the next 4 years. That's up from 13 percent five years ago and 27 percent by the end of this year.
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    Terry White's Tech Blog

  • The Logitech Type+ for iPad Air 2 is Just Right

    Terry White
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:11 pm
    This is probably my third or forth Logitech keyboard for iPad and this one by far is the closest one to being perfect. The Logitech Type+ is a both a bluetooth keyboard and protective case. What makes this one better than the previous models is that Logitech made it even thinner so that it doesn’t add much bulk to your nice new iPad Air 2. The keyboard layout is also better. With the previous mode I was constantly hitting the  the home key (returning to the home screen) when trying to type a 1. They moved the home button up to the row at the top on this layout (thank you!). Lastly I…
  • Adobe Photoshop Turns 25

    Terry White
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Happy Birthday Adobe Photoshop! That’s right folks, it was 25 years today (February 19, 1990) that Adobe released Photoshop 1.0. It’s hard to imagine that what started out as a product that most people at the time didn’t even understand why we’d need it, would become such a phenomenon that entire industries have been built upon. I of course like many of you begin to think back to the first version of Photoshop that I ever used. For me it was Photoshop 2.0. I only used 2.0 for a short time before getting the Photoshop 2.5 upgrade. I guess I was like most people at the…
  • I’ve Released the Video You’ve Been Asking for the Most

    Terry White
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    I’ve been doing video tutorials since 2006 and I mostly concentrate on the Adobe’s design and photography products. However, I do dabble in the video tools too. Last May I thought it would be helpful to my followers if I released a How To Get Started with Adobe Premiere Pro CC – 10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do. Little did I know then that it would rise to the number three spot of my top 10 most watched videos each month with close to a quarter million views to date. Of course the other side effect was that I got tons of requests to do one on After Effects. While I…
  • Check out Nomad’s latest phone charging accessories

    Terry White
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Nomad has three new smartphone charging accessories that are pretty cool and convenient. The first one is their new NomadKey. This slightly larger than a key sized accessory means that you will always have a micro USB or Lightning cable with you right on your key ring. You can get the NomadKey Lightning here. You can get the NomadKey Micro USB here. The next one is their new NomadClip. This is great for those of you who like to clip your keys to a belt loop or backpack. You can get the NomadClip Lightning here. You can get the NomadClip Micro USB here. Last but not least is their cleverly…
  • Having Fun with New Light Modifiers

    Terry White
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    If you’ve followed my photography over the years you know that I’m always looking at new light modifiers. I can never have too many in my arsenal. Over the past few evenings I’ve been experimenting with some new ones that have made their way into my studio. Let’s take a look at them and some of the results I’ve been getting so far. Fstoppers Flash Disc The first one was actually what I call a “checkout line impulse buy”. In other words my cart at B&H Photo had the items I wanted and I still had some money left on my gift card. I couldn’t…
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    The Evangelist Marketing Institute -- Alex L. Goldfayn -- Techniques For Revenue Growth

  • A Call From Leadership

    Alex Goldfayn
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:38 pm
    If you’re an owner, president, executive, or manager of any kind, there’s a powerful revenue growth action you can take. It requires only a few moments, and it’s memorable, effective and highly productive. Ready? It’s very complex: Call a customer you don’t normally interact with. That’s right. Reach out to a customer, and say something like this: “This is John calling from X Corp. I’m an owner [or VP, or manager] and I’m just reaching to make sure you’re pleased with our work and that we’re serving you well. Just wanted to say…
  • High-Potential Small Customers

    Alex Goldfayn
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Look at your customers by the amount of revenue they do with you. The 15-20% of companies that do the most revenue with you probably make up 70-80% of your total sales. Now look at the remaining companies — the 80-85% of your customers who are not the biggest revenue generators. How many of them can graduate into your “largest customers” category? Identify them. List them. Write down the name of the human being that buys from you next to each company. If Excel is your preference do it there. These people are your HPSCs: your High-Potential Small Customers. They are your…
  • Worst Customers, Best Customers

    Alex Goldfayn
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Bill Gates once said famously, “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source for learning.” That may be, but do you want to learn, or grow your business? Because if it’s the latter, your happiest customers are your greatest source of revenue! Unhappy customers bring us their issues on a daily basis. But the happy ones rarely call to compliment. They stay quiet. Your good work is expected, and taken for granted. We must be proactive about reaching out to our happy customers. We must ask them what they’re happy about, and uncover what we’re best at. More…
  • Expanding Customer Horizons

    Alex Goldfayn
    2 Feb 2015 | 2:24 pm
    I’m on a Disney cruise ship on our balcony, somewhere in the Caribbean, staring out at the horizon ahead. It’s infinite and endless where the ocean meets the sky, and it occurs to me that I often take it for granted. It’s just there. It’s the same in business, with our customers. What industries do you work in? How hard do you try to move beyond your “sweet spot” customer. What kinds of customers can you sell to? Can you expand your horizons there? What would it take for you to go into a category of customers you are not currently selling it? Also, flip it:…
  • Opening and Closing

    Alex Goldfayn
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    If you want to grow revenue, nothing will do so faster, easier and more dramatically than marketing. Marketing opens what sales closes. We must sell, and we must close. But we must constantly be opening new opportunities. We must consistently create new opportunities for our sales function. If all you do is close, eventually, you’re walled in, trapped, with no opportunities (for growth) in sight. Your pipeline will run dry. To open, we must systematically communicate our value to people who can buy it. That’s all marketing is. To open, to grow, me must market.   The…
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    Top News - WebProNews

  • Jenelle Evans Arrested For Driving Without A License

    Lacy Langley
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Jenelle Evans was arrested yet again on Tuesday. The Teen Mom 2 star was arrested for driving without a license, which in comparison to her other run-ins with the law, is pretty minor. In fact, Jenelle Evans has previously been arrested for heroin possession, attacking her husband, stalking, harassment, breaking and entering, violating her restraining order, and assault. This time, she was only booked for driving while her license is suspended, but Jenelle Evans claims that she didn’t know about it. Jenelle Evans was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center about 2 p.m. and bail…
  • Amanda Bynes On The Road To Normalcy?

    Lacy Langley
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Amanda Bynes just might be on her way to being normal again. The 28-year-old troubled starlet had it really rough last year. Amanda Bynes accused her father of molesting her, threatened to murder him, and was caught wandering around aimlessly and weirdly several times. Amanda Bynes, however, got some good news. Sort of. During a closed discussion on Tuesday, a Ventura County, California judge extended Amanda Bynes’ conservatorship order, which gave her parent’s control over her finances and medications, until a June court date. A photo posted by Amanda Bynes (@rlamandabynes) on…
  • Google Launches New Ranking Signal, Sets Date For Another

    Chris Crum
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Google announced that it will be expanding its use of “mobile-friendliness” as a ranking signal beginning on April 21. That gives you a little less than two months to make sure your site fits the bill. The change will go into effect across all languages, and Google says it will have a “significant impact” in its search results. You know if Google is saying the impact is going to be “significant,” it’s probably not something to take lightly. As a result of the change, Google says users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results…
  • Twitter Says It’s Tripled the Team Handling Abuse Reports

    Josh Wolford
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Twitter has a big problem with abuse. Everyone knows this. The company’s CEO knows this. The management team at Twitter knows something has to be done about it. But what is Twitter going to do about all the abuse and harassment that takes place on the site? Incremental changes, for now. Twitter has just provided an update on safety features concerning abuse and harassment, claiming to be fielding many, many more abuse reports since it streamlined the reporting process late last year. On top of that, Twitter says it’s tripled the size of the team handling these abuse reports.
  • FCC Sets Net Neutrality Rules, Everybody Weighs In

    Chris Crum
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    As you may have heard, the FCC announced today that it has set rules on net neutrality and an open Internet, which it says “will protect free expression and innovation on the Internet and promote investment in the nation’s broadband networks.” Back in November, President Obama urged the FCC to reclassify Internet service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, which would make it a utility, and the FCC has done so. Broadband is considered a telecommunications service, and providers are to be regulated. The FCC says in its announcement: The FCC has long been committed…
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  • Microsoft Makes a Special Keyboard for Excel on Android Tablets

    Arpit Verma
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:11 pm
    One of the best things about an Android device is the customisations that it offers. And thanks to a very active developers community the things that come out from the closet codes are absolutely jaw-dropping at times and you feel suddenly the universe makes so much more sense. One such moment came in last evening when Microsoft announced a new keyboard that was specially designed for those who are addicted to Excel. As a numbers person, I use Excel a lot, be it on the computer or on the phone, barely a day goes by when I have not seen the vertical columns and horizontal rows come face to…
  • Apple Schedules a Press Event on March 9th

    Arpit Verma
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Apple just knows perfectly how to cut the wind out of the sails of anything interesting that the world of Android comes up with. It was just a bit of common sense and you could tell with the timelines that Apple would be active around MWC to draw all the attention to itself, and that is exactly what has happened. The first week of March is all set to about MWC and the latest and greatest in the mobile world, but surely one event that everybody would now be looking forward to the most would be the announced Apple Press/ Media event on March 9th. Apple is expected to announce the Apple Watch…
  • Photo Editing and Passcodes Come to Telegram App

    Arpit Verma
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:40 pm
    While Whatsapp and the likes of Hike make all the noise in the IM market, one application that has a lot of good features as well as is being really appreciated for the work is Telegram. The application not only has been a hit on mobile, but it is the cross platform and cross form factor compatibility that has made the application a first-class hit. Over the period of time, the application has seen several massive improvements over the existing feature of end to end encryption making the chats a lot more secure. Despite early positive reviews, the company has not stopped working and as a…
  • Motorola Moto E Second Gen Announced

    Arpit Verma
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Motorola has taken the wraps off the second generation of the Motorola Moto E. It was initially expected that the device will be announced somewhere in MWC but that hasn’t been the case. The first generation of Motorola Moto E had lead the wave of budget friendly smartphones in India and the world generally. It was the device that prompted devices like Micromax Unite 2, RedMi 1s and several others which forged their way in the sub Rs 7,000 category. The new Moto E is as expected an iterative design rather than a brand new design from ground up. There are heavy cues from the existing…
  • Sony Gives Away that the Xperia Z4 Tablet is Coming Soon

    Arpit Verma
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Sony intentionally or unintentionally gave away that the Xperia Z4 tablet is going to be hitting the markets soon. And by soon we mean, it is pretty much confirmed in the leak that the tablet is set for a March 3 launch. While none of the leaks usually give out an exact date this one does. The news comes after it was spotted on Sony’s Official Lounge app, the listing of the tablet. The captured screenshot only tells that the tablet will be equipped with a 2K display and nothing other than it would come with Blazing Fast processor, which let us be honest is not much to brag about. The…
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  • Create Beautiful Facebook Covers – Youzign by Bertrand Diouly Osso and Martin Crumlish

    21 Feb 2015 | 10:02 pm
    For Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.Create Facebook covers, Twitter covers and Youtube channel arts in seconds with Youzign.This is a great way to promote your brand on social media, or you can use this feature to sell these services to clients.And that’s not all, Youzign are about to add Google+, Instagram and Pinterest plus loads more.And because the Youzign team is constantly keeping track of the latest evolution in social media marketing, you’ll never have to search for dimensions on Google ever again.Youzign take care of that.
  • How to Find Free Images For WordPress Blog – Images WordPress Plugin

    29 Dec 2014 | 4:29 pm
    One of the problems faced by Online Marketers today is to find quality images for their WordPress sites.The issue with "stealing" imagesImage scraping is a very serious offense. It infringes on people’s rights, violates their privacy, abuses their work and may likely expose you to unwanted legal action. This can potentially set you back from a couple hundred to thousands of dollars. Plus the time constraints and other affects it will have on your business. Many of us have either been victims of this or know someone who has. ImageSuite provides you with a simple solution so that you will…
  • Responsive Landing Pages and Opt-in Pages - Mobile Ready

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:20 am
    InstaBuilder 2.0 Review Demo. Build Responsive and Mobile Ready Landing Pages and Opt-in Pages.Responsive Landing Pages and Opt-in PagesYou Can Now Build Virtually Any Page In Just Minutes... Opt-in Pages,Sales Pages,Upsell Pages,Webinar Pages,Launch Pages,Bonus Pages,JV Pages,Thank You Pages,Survey Pages  Coming Soon Pages  Legal Pages  And Much More...Slick User Interface With Easy Drag & Drop TechnologyWe eliminated all the technical obstacles so developing your very own pages is now an enjoyable and amazing experience! Our fluid Drag & Drop Editor lets you…
  • Singapore 2014 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Launched!

    8 Dec 2014 | 12:45 am
    If you know of individuals who are deserving of the award, nominate them today at
  • David Venable & Lisa Robertson Surprise an Entrepreneur

    7 Dec 2014 | 9:44 pm
    On this episode of Bethenny, we hear entrepreneur ideas. Meet Kim Meckwood, an entrepreneur who wanted to solve an everyday problem that we face, carrying mu...
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    CEOWORLD Magazine

  • Top 25 Most Promising Jobs And Professions In The United States For 2015

    Amarendra Bhushan
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    The career website Glassdoor released a list of the 25 Best Jobs and professions in America for 2015, and most of them are in the fields of healthcare, professional services, and technology. (surprise, surprise!) So if you’d like a well-paid... [[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!]]
  • 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!]]
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    Honeytech Blog

  • Samsung reinvented the stylus by introducing the S-Pen

    Aditya Shenoy
    8 Feb 2015 | 8:40 am
    When everyone wrote off the stylus after the launch of the Apple iPhone back in 2007. Samsung took a huge risk by launching their first Note device that included a stylus in it. Tech experts had mixed reactions about the use of a stylus in smartphones.   And 3 years later after the launch of first Galaxy Note, Samsung has a created a niche audience for the device. Have a look at the reason for the success of Samsung Galaxy Note series and the S-pen: The Note’s S Pen is a rare kind of smartphone innovation: one that adds to the experience of using an extremely popular device…
  • Summary of Xiaomi’s Action Plans in India

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

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

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

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

  • Where to Sell My Smartphone to Get the Most Money?

    15 Feb 2015 | 10:38 pm
    With new smartphone recycling websites coming up everyday, it can be very confusing as to where to sell your smartphone for the best possible deal and get the most money. To get the maximum possible price, where you choose to sell your smartphone becomes very important. It often depends on a number of factors like timing of sale, local demand, type and model of your device, and the age factor. But with so many mobile phone selling services out there, the more convenient services rarely get you the best price. Before you can do that, you need to examine your smartphone to figure out what kind…
  • Android Security; Why Android 5.0 Lollipop is Not Enough!

    10 Dec 2014 | 4:36 am
    Why You Still Need to Worry About Your Android Security — Even If You Have Lollipop With the release of the latest version of the Android operating system, version 5.0 or Lollipop, many people are convinced that it’s the most secure version yet. With new features like SmartLock and automatic encryption, proponents claim that Android phones are now completely safe from any type of data theft. While these new features are certainly an improvement, they don’t guarantee that the information you send, receive, and store with your mobile device will never fall into the wrong hands. That’s…
  • How Small Businesses Can Grow in 2015 With Cloud Computing

    9 Dec 2014 | 3:01 am
    By now, it’s clear: Cloud computing isn’t going anywhere. In fact, recent surveys indicate that just about 90 percent of all companies are using some form of cloud service, most often for storage. However, some small businesses are still hesitant to make the leap to the cloud, for various reasons. Security concerns are at the forefront of most entrepreneur’s minds; the consequences of a security breach can be devastating to a small business, so many simply opt to keep all functions in-house. Cost, fears of downtime, and confusion about how to integrate cloud systems with existing…
  • Tips on How to Protect Job Applicants’ Identities

    7 Dec 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Help Wanted: Why You Need to Protect Job Applicants’ Identities — And How to Do It? Most people are aware of the risk of identity theft by now, and in most situations, take every precaution necessary to protect their personal information. They know, for example, not to respond to phishing emails asking for account information, or to send their Social Security number via email. However, there is one situation in which their usual caution flies out the window, and they put their identities at risk: during the job hunt. Think about how much personal information that the average job seeker…
  • Easily Convert DVD To iPhone6 With DVDFab DVD Ripper

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:09 am
    How often have you wished there was an easy way to watch all the favorite movies on DVDs on your iPhones and iPads? Despite of so many DVD rippers available today in the market, most of them are often too clumsy or take too long time to convert DVDs to supported video formats. Even if you manage to save some of those DVDs on to your hard drive (which will not be an easy task, given that most of the movies come in copy-protected DVDs now-a-days), playing them on your iOS devices via iTunes may not be as easy because of the number of tracks, sub-title files and folder structure of the DVD. But…
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    The Lantronix Blog

  • xPico Wi-Fi @ Embedded World: Making IoT a Reality!

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

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

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

    Mark Tullio
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:32 am
    Going mobile can be advantageous for the business user – and there’s no reason why that can’t extend to printing! We’re pleased to announce that Konica Minolta has added our xPrintServer – Cloud Print Edition to its EnvisionIT portfolio to help users improve business productivity. With xPrintServer, Konica Minolta customers can now wirelessly and securely print documents from their Android and Google Cloud Print-ready devices to any Konica Minolta bizhub MFP without installing special software or apps. It really is that simple! Added Kevin Kern, senior VP of Marketing at Konica…
  • The ZANO Drone and xPico Wi-Fi: Taking “Selfies” to a New Height!

    Mark Tullio
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:41 pm
    You may not have seen them yet, but if you look closely, drones are here. They’re everywhere. And it’s just the beginning. While the military has been using drones since the 1970s, it was arguably Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ December 2013 announcement of his company’s plan to offer 30 minute product deliveries via drones that brought them to the mainstream. Whether or not such a delivery service pans out is less important than the buzz (no pun intended) it created – as a kickstart for the drone industry. Amazon’s PrimeAir delivery drone Watch the Zano Drone Teaser Video Speaking of…
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    Trending Technologies | TripleTremelo

  • DirectX 12 API increase AMD’s APU performance to rival Intel’s i3 processors

    Adeel Inam
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:07 am
    Microsoft’s upcoming API, named DirectX 12 has increased performance for AMD’s APUs and in the act, has granted the chips to hold their own against Intel’s current generation i3 processor. The benchmarking details were covered by Anandtech, which show the level of improvement DirectX 12 brings to the table. The APUs that that were being benchmarked belong to AMD’s Kaveri APU lineup and are as follows: A10-7800 A8-7600 Currently, the A10-7800 carries a price tag of $141.99, followed by the lesser performing APU, which costs $99.99. In comparison to both these processors, Intel’s…
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 runs cooler than the Snapdragon 801

    Adeel Inam
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:59 am
    Initially, there were rumors disseminating concerning the leading chip maker’s flagship mobile chipset, the Snapdragon 810, where the core subject revolved around the chip suffering from overheating issues. This was reported to be the reasons why Samsung chose to abandon the company’s chipset. However, Samsung’s ulterior motive was to incorporate its own Exynos 7420 SoC and loose Qualcomm’s grip on the market. It appears that Qualcomm claims that its Snapdragon 810 was working flawlessly were true all along. In fact, the 64 bit capable chipset also runs cooler than the company’s…
  • Apple Watch will be diabetes friendly

    Daris Abraham
    15 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
    Months before the launching of Apple Watch, the device becomes more interesting than it has so far been anticipated. Apparently, Apple’s smartwatch will be diabetes friendly as it will bring blood glucose tracking to its user’s wrist. DexCom, a medical technology company, has developed the FDA approved app that will do the job. The app will work with a tiny sensor called the CGM that is needed to be embedded under the skin. The sensor (CGM) will transmit data to a remotely located device, which after interpreting the data, will communicate with the iPhone app. Apple Watch will display…
  • Samsung will be adding a modem to its Exynos chips

    Adeel Inam
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    After ditching Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset for its own Exynos 7420 chipset, Samsung’s next objective in order to loosen the chipmaker’s grip on the mobile chipset market share is by offering a modem inside its own ‘system on a chip’. By doing this, the South Korean phone giant’s chips will be able to put up a colossal fight against the leading mobile chipmaker in the world, which is currently dominating with a 68 percent market share (according to an October 2014 report). While Samsung’s Exynos 7420 chipset will not be featuring a modem inside the chip, upcoming variants…
  • AMD will reveal something exciting at the 2015 GDC

    Adeel Inam
    15 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    Out of the several tech firms that will be present at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, AMD is going to be one of the many intending on revealing that special something that will redefine gaming in the near future. The company has already attempted to capitalize on NVIDIA misleading consumers into believing that they purchased a powerful GTX 970 that possessed a total frame buffer of 4 GB. In addition, it is possible that the company’s executives will be present at the conference in order to showcase the R9 300 series of GPUs that will be taking on NVIDIA’s Maxwell…
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  • Latest Modern Family episode takes place entirely on a MacBook Air

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Screen grab of Modern Family by Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla The latest episode of the popular sitcom Modern Family titled Connection Lost, takes place entirely on Claire Dunphy's (Julie Bowen) MacBook Air display as she's waiting in an airport. It has all the zany elements of a typical episode, but is filme entirely on iPhones and iPads and uses various Apple applications like FaceTime, Messages, Safari, Reminders, iTunes and even iPhoto to help push the story along. 
  • Link Google Drive files with Google Calendar for Android

    Nicole Batac
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Google is adding even more functionality to its Calendar app on Android with the latest update. You can now associate Google Drive files to events. So, if you want people to see what the agenda is for your next meeting, you don’t have to send it in a separate email. Other than that, Google Calendar also gets a seven-day week view, pinch-to-zoom navigation, and the ability to import .ICS calendar files you get through email. They’re rolling it out now and should be hitting your device soon. If you’re on iOS, you just have to wait a bit more, Google is working on it. Source:…
  • Cute or Not is the Tinder-like app for pets

    Nicole Batac
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:20 pm
    If you’re the type who likes judging other people’s pets or just want to show off your own adorable little pooch, BuzzFeed has the app for you. Called “Cute or Not,” the iOS app lets you share photos of your dogs, cats, or “other” cute creatures. Like what you do with Tinder (minus the real life “social interactions”), you swipe to the right if you find the pet cute or to the left if not. It’s that simple. You can also check out the “trending” pet photos on the app or sort through your own uploads. Sharing is available over at…
  • Motorola releases small update for Camera app

    Nicole Batac
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Making it more at home with Android’s Material Design, Motorola has updated its Camera app with a brand new icon design. The interface of the app has previously been updated to match the new UI. The update also introduces some bug fixes. The update should be coming your way. If you don’t have the app yet, you can get it from the Google Play Store. Source: Android Central | Download: Google Play Store (Free)
  • Pebble releases developer SDK for Pebble Time

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Pebble isn't wasting any time. After shattering Kickstarter with the announcement of the coloured Pebble Time, the company just released their developer Software Development Kit (SDK). Pebble says that it will be easy to make existing apps work with the Pebble Time. With our SDK, developers can start designing and building new color apps for Pebble Time, or upgrade their current Pebble apps to support Pebble Time. The SDK now includes an entire emulator (on or on your local machine) so you can get started on your apps before you get your Pebble Time. Documentation for timeline…
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  • Motorola announces Moto E 2015, 4G variant for $150 [Comparison with 1st Gen Moto E]

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:28 am
    Motorola has finally announced the launch and availability of the much awaited “Moto E 2015″ or you can term it as “2nd generation MOTO E“. The New Moto E is the successor to Moto E that was launched back in May, 2014 in India. The 2015 version of Moto E is introduced with a 4G LTE variant as well besides the 3G model. The new Moto E packs significant improvements over its predecessor, specially the 4G version that features a better processor. Design wise, it looks pretty similar to older version but now comes with interchangeable colored bands and newer Grip shells…
  • How to Verify Authenticity of Nillkin Cases & Screen Protectors

    23 Feb 2015 | 4:18 am
    NILLKIN is a popular Chinese company that deals in mobile accessories such as mobile cases, covers, tempered glass screen protectors, flip covers, screen guards and frosted matte hard cases for smartphones. Apparently, Nillkin accessories are widely available in India through eCommerce site like eBay, Flipkart, Amazon India, Snapdeal, etc. but they don’t have an official retail channel in India. Nillkin products are priced pretty high and thus other companies in China tend to manufacture fake aka counterfeit copy of Nillkin products, available at a much lesser price. Although, one…
  • View & Listen to your Google Voice Searches History

    22 Feb 2015 | 11:51 pm
    As you may know, the search giant ‘Google‘ keeps a track record of your entire search history provided you’re logged into your Google account, be it on your desktop or smartphone. But do you know that Google stores a record of your ‘Voice searches’ history too that you mainly make on mobile devices and other platforms. The Google voice searches also appears in Google history search activity as the voice gets translated into text prior to searching. In case you’re interested, you can easily view your entire Google voice search history by visiting this…
  • OnePlus One 16GB Silk White launched in India for Rs. 18,999, Goes on Sale from Feb 24th

    22 Feb 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Back in early December, OnePlus launched the 64GB Sandstone Black version of “OnePlus One” in India at a competitive pricing of Rs. 21,999. The company has now announced the arrival of 16GB Silk White OnePlus One in India at a promising pricing of Rs. 18,999. Unlike the 64GB variant, the 16GB OnePlus One comes in Silk White color with eMMC of 16GB. As usual, the device will be available for sale exclusively on Amazon India and users will need an invite to purchase it. For most users, 16GB OnePlus One might be a better deal than Xiaomi Mi 4 as it comes with 4G capability and at a…
  • Best Free Wallpaper Apps for Android

    21 Feb 2015 | 1:32 am
    A beautiful and eye-catching wallpaper plays an important role in the overall appearance of your smartphone. One must change the homescreen or lockscreen wallpapers periodically to make their device look fresh and cool. There are various sources for desktop wallpapers but those won’t fit best on mobile or tablet unless they’ve the same screen resolution or aspect ratio as on your device. I’ve compiled up a collection of best wallpaper apps for Android, available for free on Google Play. These apps pack amazing backgrounds from various categories and in different…
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  • NYT vs Buzzfeed: Valuations Discrepancies – Part II

    Frédéric Filloux
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:39 am
      by Frédéric Filloux My last column about new valuations in digital media triggered an abundance of comments. Here are my responses and additions to the discussion.  The most revealing part of argument used by those who tweeted (800 of them), commented or emailed me, is how many wished things to remain simple and segregated: legacy vs. native media, content producers vs. service providers, ancestral performances indicators and, of course, the self-granted permission to a certain category of people to decide what is worthy. Too bad for cartesian minds and simplifiers, the digital…
  • Apple Car: Three More Thoughts

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:37 am
      by Jean-Louis Gassée [Update appended] Beside free publicity, and huge amounts of it, the putative Apple Car raises interesting questions about car manufacturing, the future of automobiles, and the part that an interloper such as Apple could play in this century-old industry.  The volume of comments and Twitter traffic in reaction to last week’s Monday Note, The Fantastic Apple Car, was just one small rivulet in this week’s gusher of rumors, jokes, and proclamations about Apple becoming a car manufacturer. Bloomberg takes the car as fait accompli, telling us that “Apple…is…
  • The NYTimes could be worth $19bn instead of $2bn  

    Frédéric Filloux
    15 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
      by Frédéric Filloux Some legacy media assets are vastly underestimated. A few clues in four charts.    Recent annual reports and estimates for the calendar year 2014 suggest interesting comparisons between the financial performance of media (either legacy or digital) and Internet giants. In the charts below, I look at seven companies, each in a class by itself: A few explanations are required. For two companies, in order to make comparisons relevant, I broke down “digital revenues” as they appear in financial statements: $351m for the New York Times ($182m in digital…
  • The Fantastic Apple Car

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    15 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
      by Jean-Louis Gassée Forget the iWatch, Apple Pay, and the iPhone 7…the next big thing from Cupertino will be the Apple Car. At first, I didn’t pay much attention to the Apple Car rumors. I saw them as the another wave of clickbait along the lines of the wiped-out Apple Television Set canards. I even thought of writing a little parody piece: WinCar, Microsoft Disrupts The Auto Industry. After penetrating offices and homes, Microsoft will now hitch a ride in the third most important location (and time slice) in peoples’ lives: The Car. As part of Satya Nadella’s Mobile First…
  • How Many Laws Did Apple Break?

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:56 am
      by Jean-Louis Gassée Apple’s most recent quarterly numbers broke all sorts of records and, as we shall see, a number of laws. Apple just released its numbers for the quarter ending last December, the first quarter of its 2015 Fiscal Year. The figures are astonishing: iPhones:  Apple sold 74.5M, + 57% over last year’s same quarter. iPhone revenue was $51.2B, + 57%. That’s enough iPhones for 1% of the world population, 9.4 iPhones for every second of the past quarter. I hope to see some day a documentary movie on the supply chain heroics leading (parts manufacturing,…
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  • Taking A Trip? Make It Better With These Tips

    Dave LeClair
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Thinking about hitting the road (or air) and taking a trip soon? Awesome! Sounds like a great time. But if you really want to have the best time possible, there’s key things you should do before you go and while you’re there. Just like anything, a little knowledge can go a long way towards making your trip better. Where are you get this knowledge? The handy infographic we’ve found for you, of course. What travel tips, if any, would you like the share? Hit the comments section below and help out your fellow readers! Via Jumeirah Click To EnlargeRead the full article: Taking A…
  • Everything You Need to Know about Your Mac’s Dock

    Tim Brookes
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The dock is to OS X what the Start menu is to Windows (though that comparison worked a lot better four years ago). It’s the primary way many users interact with Mac OS X, but a lot of people still don’t know some of the most basic and useful things the dock is capable of. That’s why we have decided to compile everything you need to know about your Mac OS X dock into one compendium of multi-tasking mastery. You’ll probably know how to do many of these things, but you might also be surprised at what you’ve been missing for all these years. A Dock of Two…
  • Jargon Buster: The Guide to Understanding Mobile Processors

    Andy Betts
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    There are so many new smartphones and tablets released onto the market, and each one makes a claim about how it is faster, more powerful and has better battery life than its rivals. Much of the attention falls on the processor, throwing ever larger numbers of cores and gigahertz and bits at you to show off its prowess. But do you really know what it all means? In this guide, we’ll cut through the jargon to explain what you need to know about smartphone processors. Introducing The System On A Chip (SoC) When talking about mobile processors, we first need to...Read the full article:…
  • Why EBooks Are Recording Information About Your Reading Habits

    Christian Cawley
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    When you go on holiday this year, will you be reading a Kindle on the beach, or perhaps by a lake? Maybe you don’t have a Kindle, but instead use the mobile app on your preferred smartphone, or use other tools for reading eBooks, such as the Nook reader from Barnes & Noble. Maybe you just rely on PDFs. What you probably don’t know is that your reading activity can be monitored, recorded and even shared with government security agencies. Not so keen to read Fifty Shades of Grey all of a sudden? Read on… The Convenience of an EBook Library...Read the full article: Why EBooks Are…
  • 5 Ways That High Tech Personal Wearables Will Change Your Life

    Rob Nightingale
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Earlier this year, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt described his vision of the ‘disappearance of the Internet,’ in the near future. Schmidt’s comments at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland may sound like science fiction to some, but for those who keep abreast of progress in wearable technologies, the idea is far from surprising. “There will be so many IP addresses…so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won’t even sense it,” he says. “It will be part of your presence all the time. Imagine…
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  • 40 Digital Paintings to Nurture Growing Artists

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Digital painting is quite similar to traditional painting, except that instead of using some paint and canvas, you would create your masterpiece in a computer. A digital painting could possibly be first created through free hand using traditional painting medium such as acrylic paint, oils, ink, watercolor, canvas cloth, or paper, and then digitalized after by means of computer software such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator among others. The Technique There are a number of different forms of digital art – photo manipulation, pixel art, digital photography, motion graphics, to name a few…
  • Earth Porn: 30 Staggering Photos of Mother Nature

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:06 pm
    It has been said often enough that beauty is in the eye of the eye of the beholder and if you look closely enough, you can actually see beauty in everything. Those are nice words to live by and they do show you a great way to appreciate the earth but sometimes, to see truly magnificent views, you will have to travel to different places where Mother Nature hides her best features. Her Secrets Mother Nature has many different mysteries and faces that are not always exposed so randomly and casually. For people who appreciate the earth and what she means, the photos shown below will have you…
  • 10 Luxury Hotels That Will Make You Drool

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Every once in a while, it’s nice to go out and take a break from all the stress in your life. When you find yourself looking for your next destination or simply looking for something to look forward to, you can check out these hotels and consider visiting them during your next trip! These luxury hotels can surely make you feel relaxed and pampered especially if you need that well-deserved break: 1. Bambu Indah Villa, Bali, Indonesia This is an eco-luxury hotel in the wonderful island of Bali, Indonesia. This hotel connects you with nature and each of the villas has a luxurious yet…
  • 50 Great Quotes to Keep You Motivated

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Life can be really challenging sometimes and despite that wishful thinking to always have a happy life, you’ll sometimes find yourself with obstacles which will make you feel demotivated. Some days can feel slow and far from productive and no matter what you do, you can’t seem to find it in you to keep one foot in front of the other. This is natural. There are times when you feel down and you can’t seem to find the light you need to follow through the dark tunnel. When you feel like you’re walking alone, the journey can seem so much more tiring and appreciating the little things you…
  • 10 Ways to Stop Being Negative

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:33 pm
    It’s so easy to be negative in a world where something wrong is bound to happen every turn you make. Being positive somehow becomes harder especially when you know that for each piece of happiness you find, one wrong move can make it all go away. However, you should also remember that bad things happen everyday, even to the best kinds of people. This is why you only have two choices: stay negative and brace yourself for the bad that’s going to happen or be positive and sail through the bad things with less drama. 1. Find the good in the bad. No matter how bad it looks, there is always a…
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    Technology News from SciGuru Science News

  • Building tailor-made DNA nanotubes step by step

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:55 am
    Researchers at McGill University have developed a new, low-cost method to build DNA nanotubes block by block – a breakthrough that could help pave the way for scaffolds made from DNA strands to be used in applications such as optical and electronic devices or smart drug-delivery systems.
  • 3D-printed guides can help restore function in damaged nerves

    23 Feb 2015 | 6:36 am
    Scientists at the University of Sheffield have succeeded in using a 3D printed guide to help nerves damaged in traumatic incidents repair themselves. The team used the device to repair nerve damage in animal models and say the method could help treat many types of traumatic injury.
  • Virus-cutting enzyme helps bacteria remember a threat

    20 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Bacteria may not have brains, but they do have memories, at least when it comes to viruses that attack them. Many bacteria have a molecular immune system which allows these microbes to capture and retain pieces of viral DNA that they have encountered in the past, in order to recognize and destroy it when it shows up again.
  • Shape-shifting groups of nanorods release heat differently

    19 Feb 2015 | 9:33 am
    Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have revealed previously unobserved behaviors that show how details of the transfer of heat at the nanoscale cause nanoparticles to change shape in ensembles.
  • Seeing the 'impossible' – transition-state Oxygen and Carbon intermediates observed for the first time with X-ray Laser

    17 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    Knowledge about actual chemical transition states has been mostly theoretical until now, and has been considered as being one of several 'holy grail(s)' of chemistry.  Using ultra-fast femtosecond (10-15) spectroscopy to probe a CO oxidation reaction on Ruthenium, the laboratory of Nilsson and colleagues at the Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC) observed 'new electronic states...
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  • Skara Sommarland – När En Dag Där Inte Är Mer Än Rätt

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:45 am
    Skara sommarland! Skara, Skara, Skara… En liten obetydlig plats som antagligen få kännt till idag, om det inte vore för herr Bert Karlsson. I de flestas mening har skara två saker som gör att en dag där kan bli jäkligt kul. De har vatten-landet och de har gokart. I mitt tycke har de bara en sak vilket är vatten-landet (så pass annorlunda är jag alltså inte trots allt). De som inte har varit där undrar kanske då varför jag inte nämner de vanliga attraktionerna som de läst och hört om skall finnas i Skara Sommarland också. Det är för att dessa inte kan jämföras på…
  • Liseberg – Sveriges Bästa Nöjespark Eller Enbart Överskattat?

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:43 am
    Lisebergs Slänggungorna! Göteborgare som jag är så har jag ju givetvis besökt Liseberg många gånger i mitt liv. Det började med guldpass så tidigt som vid 10 års ålder och sedan några år i rad tills jag, tro det eller ej, tröttnade. För mycket av det goda helt enkelt. Allt blir tråkigt då. Men såhär i vuxen ålder då, vad tycker jag nu om Liseberg? Något för alla Om det är något som är särskilt bra med Liseberg så är det just det faktum att det passar alla. För de yngsta finns Kaffekopparna och diverse karuseller, små grodorna och så vidare. För de lite äldre…
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    Insivia Marketing + Web Design

  • Improve Your Business Presentations with Prezi

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:57 am
    Engaging presentations with effective visuals can be key when trying to capture your audience’s attention. Each day we’re constantly bombarded with information and if you’re anything like me, my attention span seems to be thinning day by day. We’ve all sat through someone’s presentation slide after slide trying our best to ignore the text message that just popped up or the Facebook notification that just came in on our iPhone. So, if you’re looking to put together an exciting presentation that will actually keep your audience’s attention, your first thought might not want to…
  • When Custom Development is the Right Business Solution

    18 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    One thing I’ve learned over the years in marketing is that if you’re not challenging yourself to come up with new ideas, your efforts will eventually plateau. A robust amount of leads won’t just magically come in each month when you put your marketing on autopilot. But maybe your company is set with its services and products. Then what? Well, it’s time to get creative. Offer these services and products in a new way. You can sell the same thing for years as long as you adapt the way you’re selling it. To do so, many are turning to custom development, like apps and microsites or…
  • Marketing Campaigns You Can Fall in Love With

    13 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    Valentine’s day is a time for love, chocolate and marketing. No, really. We’ve seen an increase in spend and a growing number of purchases outside of the traditional spousal gifting in recent years. February 14 has grown to be a very important date to marketers. But don’t stifle the brilliance displayed during holiday campaigns to one day or season! Learn how you can take tactics from successful Valentine’s day marketing campaigns and translate them  to your everyday marketing strategies. Starbucks & Match Not everyone is lucky in love, so Starbucks and decided to team…
  • How Your Website is Costing Your Law Firm Money

    2 Feb 2015 | 12:26 am
    Everyone is always looking for the next big sell. Marketing plans are created, meetings held, proposals approved. And yet, your revenue isn’t where you would like it to be. It’s time to take a different approach. So, let’s look at the face of your firm: your website. This is your first impression, digitally speaking. With This is your first impression, digitally speaking. With 94% of people stating they feel websites with good design are more trustworthy, it’s no surprise that your website has a direct effect on your revenue. Below are four ways your website could be costing your law…
  • 5 Tips to Market Your Growing Real-Estate Development Business

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    Whether you are new to real estate development or have been at it for years, you need to effectively market yourself. Blending a combination of decades-old marketing tactics with modern-day online medium gives you the best chance of success. Below are five tips to help you figure out what to focus on the best chance of success in today’s development landscape. 1. Look Professional (but don’t break the bank): These days, websites run the gamut from incredible complexity to simpler sites with fewer pages and functionality. If you are just starting out, you probably don’t have a huge…
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    Top News - MIT Technology Review

  • A Smart-Watch Pioneer Has an Answer for Apple

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    As the Apple Watch casts a shadow across the smart-watch market, Pebble preps a wrist-worn gadget with a color e-paper display.If Eric Migicovsky, founder and CEO of smart-watch maker Pebble, is nervous about Apple’s looming entry into his company’s turf, he isn’t showing it.
  • Bitcoin-Inspired Digital Currency to Power Mobile Savings App

    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A nonprofit experiments with using digital currency to give poor teenagers their first experience of financial services.Proponents of the digital currency Bitcoin have often argued that money made out of computer code could help poor people access financial services. But so far applications for the technology have been almost exclusively aimed at people with Internet access and smartphones. Now a South African nonprofit is preparing to give the idea its first real test.
  • Nano-Architecture

    17 Feb 2015 | 9:05 pm
    A Caltech scientist creates tiny lattices with enormous potential.Availability: 3-5 years
  • Magic Leap

    17 Feb 2015 | 9:05 pm
    A startup is betting more than half a billion dollars that it will dazzle you with its approach to creating 3-D imagery.Availability: 1-3 years
  • Car-to-Car Communication

    17 Feb 2015 | 9:05 pm
    A simple wireless technology promises to make driving much safer.Availability: 1-2 years
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    D Evil's Own Paradise by Dr.A.Cool AAH

  • Women Entrepreneurs up close in Dilli Haat!

    10 Feb 2015 | 3:15 am
    One fine warm wintry Sunday, decided to go to Dilli Haat to hunt for a copper finger ring for my son. Did not get the ring, but yes, the new theme was pretty fresh.The Ministry of Women and Child Development had organised an exhibition on the Women of India in Dilli Haat.  Women artisans and entrepreneurs from across India had their various products displayed.As usual there were your usual press photographers, and of course many other photographers armed with their DSLR cameras and fancy lenses and tripods, shooting anything and everything that moved or did not move. :-)This…
  • World Cup FIFA songs (playlist)

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  • Tripura Rahasyam

    11 Feb 2014 | 9:54 am
    Tripura Rahasyamgreat stuff. Now I just need to findthe book ;-)
  • Options for Android :-) The Future of Android

    10 Sep 2013 | 10:52 am
    So we had an eventful 2-3 weeks..Nokia bought out by Microsoft, KitKat and Google android and now the IOS 7 launch ...iPhone 5??!! whatever#pastries #desserts etcsuddenly remembered an old photograph I had taken.. #google have a look for inspirationFor some more entertainment have a look at theseAndroid KitKat 4.4
  • The safest safe

    19 Aug 2013 | 10:32 am
    Guarded by the skulls and bones
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  • APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – Winner Announced – 26 February 2015

    Joanne Carter
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:17 am
    Huge congratulations to our APPart Color of the Day with Pantone Daily Challenge winner. Yesterday’s Color of the Day was Sweet Lavender (16-3931) with the adjectives and nouns, ‘Private, Humanitarian […] The post APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – Winner Announced – 26 February 2015 appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – ‘Chalk Violet’ – TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:08 am
    Many of you have already seen our new segment to our APPart column here at TheAppWhisperer, edited by Bobbi McMurry. We would like to inspire all mobile artists to create […] The post APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – ‘Chalk Violet’ – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Pic of the Day (41) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:02 am
    Here’s day forty one of our brand new Pic of the Day section via Instagram.  Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pic of the […] The post Pic of the Day (41) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • APPquestion: If you could use only one app, which would you choose?

    Bobbi McMurry
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:54 am
    We are delighted to publish this wonderful article by our APPart Editor Bobbi McMurry, it relates to a question she raised within our Facebook Group for this column. We are […] The post APPquestion: If you could use only one app, which would you choose? appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – Winner Announced – 25 February 2015

    Joanne Carter
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:40 am
    Huge congratulations to our APPart Color of the Day with Pantone Daily Challenge winner. Yesterday’s Color of the Day was Pink Nectar (14-2305) with the adjectives and nouns, ‘Sensitive, Talented […] The post APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – Winner Announced – 25 February 2015 appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • How to Avoid a RAC Audit?

    Meghann Kiernan
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC) audits, as physicians know, are part of the government’s program to reduce fraud, waste, and errors in medical billing practices, especially Medicare and Medicaid. Improper payments include incorrect payment amounts, miscoding, non-covered services including those that are not reasonable and necessary, and duplicate services. Though RAC audits came under scrutiny recently and were put on hold, the government announced plans to restart them in August 2014. Physician practices need to be ready for complex and automated reviews on claims related to spinal…
  • ACA Grace Period and Importance of Insurance Verification

    Natalie Tornese
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), consumers who purchase subsidized coverage through health insurance marketplace (receiving premium assistance through federal tax subsidies) are given a 90-day grace period for paying their premiums before insurers are allowed to drop the coverage. Many reports show that though several people signed up for exchange plans, they have not paid premiums to maintain the coverage. Tracking down the patient months after providing a service to collect payment is really difficult. This marks the importance of performing insurance verification for exchange plan…
  • Google Health Search and Medical SEO

    Julie Clements
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:55 pm
    SEO is important for physician practices, hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Healthcare practices may be in the business of imparting health, but they face stiff competition as in any other field. They need medical search engine optimization services to get favorably placed in search results. Now, with Google launching its new online medical information initiative in the US, people are surely going to be using the search engine more and more to look for health-related info. Medical practices must capitalize on this new development. Why Medical SEO is Relevant Google has introduced…
  • What You Should Know About Enrollment in Obamacare

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:12 am
    Obamacare rolled out on January 1, 2014 and for those who enrolled in a health plan on December 24, 2013 via a federal or state health insurance exchange, coverage began on January 1, 2014. It’s important to know the facts. Many young adults are putting off buying health insurance through the exchange and think they would be better off paying the penalty of $95 a year or 1% of their income (whichever is higher). With plans on state-based exchanges costing as much as $200 to $300, young people also feel that it would be better to sign up for Obamacare only when they have a serious health…
  • Celebrate National Cancer Prevention Month 2015

    Meghann Kiernan
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:34 pm
    The month of February is recognized as “National Cancer Prevention Month” in the United States. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, this month long campaign aims to increase public awareness on the prevention of cancer. This health event is a special platform to develop unique strategies that help in early detection, treatment and prevention of this deadly disease. Cancer is the second most common cause of death for men and women in the United States. Reports from the American Cancer Society suggest that there will be as many as 1,658,370 new cancer cases in the United…
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    Latest News, Reviews & More from TechReviewSource

  • Google Play Music Free Storage Limit Gets Hefty Boost

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:33 am
    Good news for those with massive music collections. Google today announced it has more than doubled the free music storage limit on Play Music, allowing you to keep more of your music collection in the cloud for easy access on all your devices. You can now store up to 50,000 songs in Play Music for […]
  • Apple Ordered to Pay $533M in iTunes Patent Case

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    Apple this week lost a patent infringement case related to iTunes software and was ordered to pay $532.9 million in fines. As reported by Bloomberg, Apple argued that it never used the patents in question, and had asked the court to invalidate those patents, held by Texas-based Smartflash. In a statement, Cupertino said Smartflash is […]
  • Report: Apple Upgrading Genius Bar Appointment System

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:54 pm
    If it ain't broke… fix it? Apple may be adopting that motto when it comes to its Genius Bar. The Cupertino tech giant is reportedly planning to overhaul its in-store repair service. According to a new report from 9to5Mac, citing several sources familiar with the company's plans, Apple is gearing up to launch a new […]
  • Apple Adds Diverse Emojis to OS X, iOS Betas

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Apple developers are getting a sneak peek at the new lineup of racially diverse emojis. The new OS X and iOS betas sent to developers this week (OS X 10.10.3. and iOS 8.3 beta 2) reportedly include a broader range of skin tones for human characters. Based on screenshots published by The Next Web, the […]
  • Lenovo Sued Over Superfish Adware

    23 Feb 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Not surprisingly, the controversy over Lenovo installing Superfish adware into its consumer PCs has resulted in a lawsuit. According to the suit, filed in California district court, San Diego-based Jessica Bennett purchased a Lenovo Yoga 2 laptop in late 2014, and quickly noticed unwanted pop-ups. Bennett "was writing a blog post for a client when […]
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  • A new Android bug can make calls, send messages, and take photos all while your…

    21 Feb 2015 | 10:28 am
    A new Android bug can make calls, send messages, and take photos all while your phone is 'off' Malware Is Still Spying On You Even When Your Mobile Is Off Newly discovered Android malware prevents mobile shutting down. Read the rest of the story at
  • A new Android bug can make calls, send messages, and take photos all while your…

    21 Feb 2015 | 10:28 am
    A new Android bug can make calls, send messages, and take photos all while your phone is 'off' Malware Is Still Spying On You Even When Your Mobile Is Off Newly discovered Android malware prevents mobile shutting down. Read the rest of the story at
  • USA Today says that YouTube plans to launch a new app called YouTube kids on Feb…

    19 Feb 2015 | 7:37 pm
    USA Today says that YouTube plans to launch a new app called YouTube kids on February 23. YouTube unveils new app for kids SAN FRANCISCO - YouTube is repository of clips that range from exceedingly educational to suggestively explicit. So to make sure younger fans of Google's online video library have a more age-appropriate Read the rest of the story at
  • Microsoft is offering 1-Year of 100 GB OneDrive cloud storage to current Dropbox…

    19 Feb 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Microsoft is offering 1-Year of 100 GB OneDrive cloud storage to current Dropbox users for installing OneDrive for free. OneDrive Bonus Need storage? Drop the box and move your photos, music, video, and docs to #OneDrive and get 100 GB of storage for one year—free. Read the rest of the story at
  • A Chinese start up, a gaming company whose name translates to WiFi Master Key, g…

    17 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
    A Chinese start up, a gaming company whose name translates to WiFi Master Key, gave each employee who’d been with the company for more than four months a new Tesla as a bonus. How’s Your Year-end Bonus? This Chinese Startup Rewards Employees with Tesla to Lure Top Talents... The Chinese lunar new year is just around the corner. Around this time of the year, expectations among Chinese office workers are Read the rest of the story at
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  • 5 things to fix before you consider Windows 10

    Shawn Cardamon
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:04 am
    Well, we talked about the five reasons not to migrate to Windows 8, but instead to skip straight to Windows 10, and since you believe that was 100% solid, let us talk now about what you need to do in order to be prepared for that jump to diez.  Or, as we like to call it within the CM community, the process of “please, oh please, do not let Windows 7 happen to me again.” In all seriousness, Windows 7 was tough for everyone, and I mean everyone within an enterprise IT environment.  This OS migration effort was the hardest hitting to date and is one of those topics where no matter who is…
  • 5 Reasons to skip Windows 8 and go direct to Windows 10

    Shawn Cardamon
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:22 am
    Right down to business, let’s talk about the top five reasons I personally see to skip Windows 8, and go direct to Windows 10. Through a ton of exposure to numerous IT firms during my time as a ConfigMgr admin and Solutions Engineer, I see the path ahead and it is not Windows 8 for most organizations. This advice should be taken in context of course, as this mindset applies to the greater audience of enterprise IT and not your trendy tech firm stocked with people who build their own PCs on a regular basis. Oh, and if you are reading this and asking yourself the question “is 1E on Windows…
  • Energy cost are dropping, should we care about PC Power Management anymore?

    Simon Rust
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:42 am
    Recently, the cost of oil has dropped significantly (presently under US$50 per barrel – by way of comparison, the same barrel was over US$100 during the summer of 2014) and as a direct result we are seeing the costs associated with the provision of energy to homes and businesses drop. So, given that we are automatically getting cheaper energy provision, do we really need to care about PC power management? The answer of course is usually “it depends” but typically businesses are not just targeting themselves on their direct operating costs, but also other measurements such as their…
  • 3 Ways Asset Management Secures an IT Infrastructure

    Steve Klos
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:43 am
    Adobe, Anthem, EBay, JP Morgan Chase, Home Depot, Sony, Target – household names that have all had data breaches due to Cyberattacks.  These cyber-attacks appear to be focused on accessing personal customer data that could be used for financial scams.  According to the APT1 Report from Mandiant, hundreds of terabytes of data from at least 141 organizations has also been stolen in a cyber-espionage effort from individuals in China.  Regardless if it’s customer data or intellectual property, this data should not be leaving these corporations. Most people will never know exactly how these…
  • Welcome back to 1E Free Tools

    Shawn Cardamon
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    For almost two years now I have worked for 1E and seen first-hand how much this organization cares for the systems management community. It is one of the major reasons I came here and why I am very proud to call 1E my professional home and extended family (no, seriously).  However, one of the things I remember from back in my CM admin days was the 1E which supplied free tools and wondered why they were gone and it seems I was not alone in this quandary.  I understood after interacting internally here that this was not just a simple a change within 1E, but a change in the CM community…
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  • Serializers in .NET

    Leonid Ganeline
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Originally posted on: project code is on GitHub. What is the best serializer in .NET? No, no, no, this project is not about the best serializer. Here I gather the code which shows in several lines of code, how to use different .NET serializers. Just copy-past code in your project. That is the goal. I want to use serializer in the simplest way but it good to know if this way would really hit your code performance. That is why I added some me measurements, as the byproduct. Please, do not take measurements…
  • Azure Training Courses in Stockholm, Sweden

    Alan Smith
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Originally posted on:’ve been developing delivering training courses in the Azure technologies and services since 2010. During that time we have seen Azure evolve rapidly, with the addition new services and continued evolution of existing services. Currently there are over 40 services available in production, if you count the services in preview the total is over 50. Developing and delivering Azure training courses and keeping them up to date is challenging. During one course last year I modified a slide in front of the…
  • Moving to a New Blog

    Nikita Polyakov
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    Originally posted on: have long wanted to get back into hands-on with some more code and write a blog website. After too much deliberation, I decided to separate the two ambitions and I started with a new blog over intended to be the home of and the new shorter domains. This is due to an effort to refresh my personal branding towards real work I have been doing for sometime in CRM systems, specifically Microsoft Dynamics CRM. On this new blog I will focus closer on my long time dedication to…
  • Thought of the day

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    Originally posted on:“There are consistencies in what we see as inconsistent”. I said this out loud today. We have an automated UI test build where all passed 2 times in a row, now without any code changes 2 have failed, with 1 failing test (a different test each time). We’ve seen this with our VM environment and Selenium tests where an element couldn’t be found or a button doesn’t click (we run the same test on small and large and the small one may fail where the large one passes => it isn’t the code…
  • Getting Started with OpenCV

    22 Feb 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Originally posted on: Overview OpenCV is a Computer Vision / Image Processing library. It used in ffmpeg video processing / streaming and ROS robot operating system. you can install it from here:  Modules in the lib directory: opencv_core - data structures , maths opencv_imgproc -image processing. opencv_highgui - image / video reading / writing opencv_features2d - feature point detectors , descriptors , matchers opencv_calib3d -camera calibration, 2-view geometry…
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    Slice of MIT by the Alumni Association

  • Coach, Trailblazer Linda Muri Leads MIT’s Boathouse Renewal

    Jill Hecht Maxwell
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Update: Dartmouth College named Linda Muri ’85 head coach of women’s rowing in August 2014.  Harvard rowing coach Linda Muri is the only woman to have led a Division I men’s boat to a collegiate national championship. In fact, for 15 years she was the only female coach of a Division I men’s team. But Muri’s next […]
  • MIT Makes its Stamp on the US Mail

    Kate Hoagland
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    The United States Postal Service recently unveiled a new stamp commemorating the work of MIT alumnus Robert Robinson Taylor, considered the nation’s first academically trained African-American architect and the great-grandfather of Valerie Jarrett of the Obama Administration. Read more in a Slice post on Taylor. Taylor is not the first alumnus to be honored as […]
  • Learning from Antarctica

    Nancy DuVergne Smith
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    A few weeks ago, during Antarctica’s summer, nearly 40 alumni joined an MIT Alumni Travel Program for a two-week expedition to the last great wilderness on Earth, Antarctica.
  • Twitter Chat: MIT Alumni Take on Pro Sports

    Nicole Morell
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    While some MIT alumni transition to professional sports after they leave the Institute, they’re not getting drafted by the MLB or NBA. They are bringing critical thinking and data analysis to the world of professional sports. Alumni work in every professional sports league in America and events like the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference demonstrate the […]
  • Photo of the Week by Shelley Lake SM ’79—February 21, 2014

    Alan Scott
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Shelley Lake SM ’79 is a photographer in Florida. View more of her work on her website. View other alumni photos of the week.
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    brian teeman - blog

  • Big photos - size matters?

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

    6 Feb 2015 | 2:48 pm
    I use a macbook air as my only computer and I do not have an external display. This means that my screen has a maximum resolution of 1440 x 900. For those of you with multiple monitor setups you might think it is odd but it works for me and forces me to concentrate on the task at hand (or it would if I didn't have a tablet and phone as well). Visiting a friend over xmas I connected the laptop to a large HD screen to watch a movie. I was surprised to see that the resolution on the laptop also increased. How was that possible? How was my laptop displaying at a higher resolution when connected…
  • Free Joomla Support

    5 Feb 2015 | 9:40 am
    Everyday I receive emails, tweets, facebook and skype messages seeking free Joomla support. It is usually "urgent" and always without enough information for me to answer correctly. I am happy to help anyone at anytime with their Joomla web site but are you really using the best and quickest way to ask for that help? I might not be online. I might be busy. I am not being rude and ignoring you. I just can't answer the question from the information that you have asked. From today I will no longer be responding to any free Joomla support requests via twitter, skype, email or facebook. Get Free…
  • Front End Module Editing in Joomla 3.4

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    In all the years that I have used Joomla I have never really seen the need for front end editing. Why bother? I could just do everything in the admin. There were always too many things that I couldn't do on the front end that meant I was forever switching between the two. Editing your site can be hard I get it that people don't want to be bothered with the complex interface of the administrator and prefer to edit their content in place. This has been possible for a very long time in Joomla for content items but not for modules. So you still needed to switch to the admin interface to edit…
  • That's a great question

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:21 am
    For years when creating web sites we've added a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section to our site. Please stop NOW. You don't need an FAQ The usual answer is that this is where we put all the questions that people are always asking us and it saves time answering the same questions over and over again. That's why it is called "frequently asked questions" - makes sense doesn't it. NO! Think about it Why is everyone asking those questions? There are several reasons but they all come down to it being your fault. If you had written clearer content then people wouldn't have any questions. If you…
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    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC

  • The Changing Face of Technology and Innovation

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:19 pm
    A friend of mine’s son recently returned from an extended absence which basically removed him from nearly all aspects of technology, including the Internet, for a bit longer than 5 years. Upon return, observing him restore his awareness of technologies and absorb all things new developed over the past 5 years was both exciting and moving. To be fair, the guy grew up in an Internet world, with access to online resources including Facebook, Twitter, and other social applications. The interesting part of his re-introduction to the “wired” world was watching the comprehension flashes he…
  • Can IT Standards Facilitate Innovation?

    9 Feb 2015 | 11:38 am
    IT professionals continue to debate the benefits of standardization versus the benefits of innovation, and the potential of standards inhibiting engineer and software developer ability to develop creative solutions to business opportunities and challenges.  At the Open Group Conference in San Diego last week (3~5 February) the topic of  standards and innovation popped up not only in presentations, but also in sidebar conversations surrounding the conference venue. In his presentation “SOA4BT (Service-Oriented Architecture for Business Technology) – From Business Services to…
  • SDNs in the Carrier Hotel

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Carrier hotels are an integral part of global communications infrastructure.  The carrier hotel serves a vital function, specifically the role of a common point of interconnection between facility-based (physical cable in either terrestrial, submarine, or satellite networks) carriers, networks, content delivery networks (CDNs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and even private or government networks and hosting companies. In some locations, such as the One Wilshire Building in Los Angeles, or 60 Hudson in New York, several hundred carriers and service providers may interconnect physically…
  • Risk Management Strategies for IT Systems

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Risk management has been around for a long time.  Financial managers run risk assessments for nearly all business models, and the idea of risk carries nearly as many definitions as the Internet.  However, for IT managers and IT professionals, risk management still frequently takes a far lower priority that other operations  and support activities. For IT managers a good, simple definition for RISK may be from the Open FAIR model which states: “Risk is defined as the probable frequency and magnitude of future loss”   Risk management should follow a structured process acknowledging…
  • PTC 2015 Wraps Up with Strong Messages on SDNs and Automation

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization (NVF) themes dominated workshops and side conversations throughout the PTC 2015 venue in Honolulu, Hawai’i this week. SDNs, or more specifically provisioning automation platforms service provider interconnections, and have crept into nearly all marketing materials and elevator pitches in discussions with submarine cable operators, networks, Internet Exchange Points, and carrier hotels. While some of the material may have included a bit of “SDN Washing,” for the most part each operators and service provider engaging in the…
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    EMA Blog Community

  • Redefining WAN in Light of Cloud

    Tracy Corbo
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Thanks in large part to investor-driven demand for constant double-digit growth, the WAN optimization market has taken a substantial beating, and as a result the term “WAN optimization” has become something of a lament. Vendors looking to distance themselves from the term have latched onto the “software-defined” bandwagon, and the result is “SDN WAN” or “SD WAN.” However, the need for WAN optimization is not going away; in fact, it is only going to increase because the WAN is a critical component of cloud-based deployment models. Cloud is not a magic fix for all that ails IT.
  • Top 5 Trends in 2015 for Unifying PC and Mobile Management

    Steve Brasen
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Have you ever tried to create a major slide presentation on a tablet? Or edit a large spreadsheet? Or write a long document? Probably not. While it’s certainly possible to perform more substantial business tasks on a tablet, the small screen real estate and limited system resources (e.g., processing speed, memory, graphic support, etc.) are typically insufficient in current tablet form factors. However, carrying a laptop around with you everywhere you go just so you can access email is not very practical either. The reality is that we live in a multi-device world where the average worker…
  • Hybrid Cloud & Infrastructure Management – Making the Switch

    Jim Frey
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:04 am
    The New Year is always a good time for new beginnings, and 2015 is no exception.  With the start of 2015, my coverage focus at EMA is shifting and evolving.  After 22+ years in the network management space, including over six years as an industry analyst, I am starting a new chapter by shifting my area of research to unified infrastructure management including cloud and on-prem environments. While it might seem an unusual change, this is actually quite a natural transition.  Throughout my years in network management, I’ve always kept an eye on the context of where networks fit into the…
  • Leveraging Security Policy Orchestration to “Bake Security in” to SDDC Environments

    David Monahan
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:50 am
    I have a new guest blog just posted at for Tufin around Security Policy Orchestration.  You can check it out here. It discusses the benefits to using Security Policy Orchestration when defining software-defined data centers (SDDCs).  By supporting a centralized security policy across physical and virtual networks via a single interface. Security  change management provides many benefits including: Application discovery and availability monitoring Service dependency mapping Change design and workflow automation Network topology and policy analysis Policy optimization and violation…
  • Flash or HDD for the Best Price/Performance?

    Jim Miller
    9 Jan 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Flash technology has proven to be a disruptive force in the storage marketplace. Server and network performance gains over the last decade have been substantial, but the hard drive performance needle has hardly moved. This situation has resulted in server utilization being reduced while waiting on storage input output (I/O) operations to be completed. Server virtualization has further contributed to this situation. Server virtualization has been deployed in most enterprises and has delivered great benefits, including environmental and footprint savings, more efficient server utilization, and…
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  • We go hands-on with the cool new features on 6tag 4.0

    Mark Guim
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:10 pm
    The official Instagram app for Windows Phone hasn't seen an update since March last year. It's still lacking features offered by the official apps on iOS and Android. The good news is that 6tag, a popular third-party Instagram app for Windows Phone, continues to add new features that are absent from the official one. With latest version 4.0 update, you can adjust filter strength, play with five new filters, and edit existing posts. Want to see it in action? Check out our hands-on video.
  • Watch us play Xbox exclusive ScreamRide tonight on Twitch for thrills, spills, and prizes

    Paul Acevedo
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Everyone knows that Windows Central loves to stream games via Twitch, and you probably even know that we give out prizes during a lot of our streams. Sometimes we get the special opportunity to stream big games before they have been released, including Forza Horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive, and Halo: the Master Chief Collection. This is one of those times! Tonight, we'll be streaming the full Xbox One version of ScreamRide from Microsoft Studios and Frontier. Not the demo, mind you, but the full game! ScreamRide is an Xbox One and 360 exclusive that doesn't come out until March. This is the…
  • Qualcomm introduces first LTE chips to take advantage of unlicensed 5GHz spectrum

    Dan Thorp-Lancaster
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Qualcomm has announced today that it plans to show off some new technology at MWC that will allow mobile phones to take advantage of unlicensed spectrum typically reserved for Wi-Fi.
  • Microsoft Lumia 435 now on sale in the UK

    Richard Devine
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Having gone on sale in various markets around the world, Microsoft's new Lumia 435 has now officially gone on sale in the UK. The single SIM version can be had via Amazon UK right now for a pretty reasonable £66.92 with free delivery.
  • Five solid laptops for students

    Simon Sage
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:25 pm
    If you're a student looking for a new laptop, we've got a few suggestions for you. A good laptop is absolutely necessary in school to crank out papers, finish assignments, and conduct research. Whether you're wrapping up a thesis or trying to survive your first year of high school, we've got some solid laptops lined up here that are portable, powerful, and fits into the modest student budget. Many tablets (namely the Surface Pro 3) can do double duty as laptop replacements, especially if you don't want to spend a lot of money, put a premium on portability, and need freehand writing support…
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  • No more trouble making a hairdressing appointment

    23 Feb 2015 | 3:21 am
    How can a custom-made software solution be a remedy to bad hair days? Read the story of BarberBooking, a project we successfully carried out with one of our key customers from the Netherlands. Do you know what troubles hairdressers and their customers these days? Would you believe they may have difficulty getting in touch to make an appointment? How come, you would ask? Well, in fact it turns out to be quite a problem. Here is a story of how one of our key business partners from the Netherlands, Da Vinci International (DVI), decided to respond to the needs of their target group. Goyello’s…
  • DreamFactory — let there be (mobile) API for everyone!

    4 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Since the advent of Web 2.0, social interaction is king. Now, almost every single mobile app works in the environment of its users exchanging ideas through content authoring, comments, likes and shares. Even the simplest and most “personal” of them, like personal planners, address books and to-do lists, enable users to put their data in the cloud, share them with others and access them using a myriad of devices and interfaces. The bottom line is that every one of them needs a back-end and an API to talk to. All projects are executed through tight cooperation between back-end…
  • This is how we Jam!

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:35 am
    A quick guide on how to win a Game Jam Have you ever considered joining any coding marathon like a Game Jam, but were too afraid to do it? Or did you join one and it didn’t go as you planned? If your answer to any of those question was ‘Yes’ – don’t worry. It happened to most (if not all) of us. Here is a quick guide on how to organise your work and team to make a successful project during 48 hours. Although this guide is based on experience from Game Jam events, basic concept and rules are applicable to any coding marathon. The Greatest Enemy: Time Usually every coding marathon…
  • Magic Strings – No More!

    30 Dec 2014 | 4:20 am
    How many times have you had to work with some Legacy code? Was it readable? Silly question… But what was the main problem? If the code was written in an unclear way and you did not have any idea how to refactor it please visit my post under this LINK. I have recently stumbled across another problem: magic strings. And boy, I was surprised by human ingenuity once again! Imagine having a class whose source code you cannot change due to technical or business reasons. It looks like this: class Worlflow { public int Type; public string CurrentStep; // workflow data } At first glance it seems to…
  • ORMs – Love them or hate them?

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:59 am
    For many reasons we have grown to love our ORMs. We enjoy the simplicity of Entity Framework, the way it separates us from the old much unappreciated world of stored procedures and the T-SQL. We also love the nHibernate for its maturity and the amount of features it provides. What they give us is simplicity and a neat level of abstraction over the database access code which allows us to develop quicker, all for free. But we all know that if someone gives us something for free, there must be a catch. Well, nothing is free in this world. In this case we get tons of unnecessary overhead. Even…
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  • Agile contracting: challenge accepted!

    Peter Horsten
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    Agile development based on a contract that has been accepted by lawyers seems impossible. The nature of traditional purchasing and contracting processes does not match the Agile principles. When a project is small you can manage to find a workaround, but for a huge, high risk project the situation is different. The client wants to know what he gets for his money, while in fact he cannot really specify his needs in sufficient detail. Having adopted Agile working principles years ago, at a certain moment we had to face this challenge. And it just appeared to be like Nelson Mandela once said:…
  • Poland? I can see some changes for the better

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

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

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

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Readers! Check out this month’s Lootcrate – the theme is gaming, which is exciting and perfect! Which would you rather play – rock... -- Click to Read More --
  • Google Gearing Up To Take Wallet More Mainstream

    23 Feb 2015 | 6:54 pm
    After years of seeming like an experiment from Google, it looks like they’ve decided to put more emphasis on the Mobile Payment space and take... -- Click to Read More --
  • App of the Week: QuizUp

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    Have you ever been chatting with your friends and gotten onto your favorite topic of all time? Do you know everything there is to know about the... -- Click to Read More --
  • The Zoombini Comeback

    18 Feb 2015 | 11:49 am
    When I was a kid, we had this thing called “Computer time” in our elementary school classrooms. Games like Putt Putt, Pajama Sam and... -- Click to Read More --
  • App of the Week: Tap Titans

    16 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    Equivalent to the standard button mashing, speed running action/adventure games of our time (I’m currently replaying Kingdom Hearts, my thumb... -- Click to Read More --
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  • Red Space! I join the Evil league of Evil

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

    14 Nov 2013 | 7:02 am
    I have been thinking of doing this for a long time. Actually I plan to extend it to 100 books that I think are a good foundation for anyone to read in order to have a more rounded, more able, and most of all a more independent way of thinking than just unconsciously going along with the greater reactive biomass that is carefully being shaped by TV and other mass media, including this here Internet. Just to be clear then, my criteria for whether a book makes it into my top 100 is primarily based on the practical, real effect it has on you awakening from the dreary, matrix-like slumber induced…
  • Government Work

    3 Nov 2013 | 4:57 pm
      The Thames footpath along the river near my home has been shut down for what no doubt passes for “health and safety” reasons, but in my opinion should more accurately be renamed Fraud, Laziness and Backhanders. You will note from the image at the top of the post, taken in mid June, (the 12th to be precise) the DANGER that citizens, in their zombie-like stupidity could be exposed to and big brother government is SAVING LIVES and no doubt THINKING OF THE CHILDREN. By the way, know that I took that picture with the same sense of civic duty that the government itself has. In…
  • Overlords of Mars 2 now also on kindle

    22 Oct 2013 | 1:59 pm
    It’s available in print or kindle. Just click on whichever one you want below and it will take you straight to it: Overlords of Mars – Under hold Hair. Each the viagra plus enjoy look and “domain” the also eBay. Aveeno buy viagra online no prescription I my your right buy doxycycline much included seems clomid without a prescription tightens this being “shop” Eucerin I It’s top trying have with really. Stasis – Kindle USA Overlords of Mars – Stasis (Volume 2) Print USA…
  • Overlords of Mars – Book 2 finally out!

    5 Oct 2013 | 8:01 am
      You can get it now on Amazon USA, Amazon UK or various other Amazon EU countries (or Canada) by going to your version of Amazon. The front and back covers are below and this is a big one, 479 pages of hardcore SF and all at pretty breakneck pace, so it covers a lot of ground. Enough, I think, to begin to seriously think of this as Space Opera that could do well as a film. So if you are a Hollywood producer, give me a ring, I’m cheap! More info on the book below the image.     Below is some technical stuff on the book, but before that… I am trying to break the…
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  • Apple Announces Self-Driving Car Project | Who Will Win The Race of the Electric car

    Daniel Alarcon
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    A series of reports are circling the web regarding a new top secret project being performed by Apple. This project has been confirmed to be focused on the building of a self-driving car. The project is officially known as Titan. No reports have indicated as of yet as to whether Apple’s new project will have similarities to other auto projects currently being undertaken by companies such as Google and Tesla. As to what the final version of the vehicle will look like, several reports are confirming that the design of the new Apple vehicle will be a minivan. Apple has already made efforts…
  • Startup Fundraising: The Right Mindset

    David Ehrenberg
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:33 am
    You know the steps to startup fundraising: Target potential investors Get warm introductions Set up tons of meetings Get serious with a handful of prospects Make your pitch Negotiate your terms Sign term sheets Voila, you’re funded! While this seems straightforward, in reality the process is much more fraught. In the best case, getting funded can take months, and in the worst, you might end your quest without a single signed term sheet. Oh, and have I mentioned that it’s a full-time job? Physical endurance is one thing, but how do you prepare yourself for the mental and emotional toll?
  • What SAAS Companies Need to Know About Network Management?

    Alex Espenson
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    In a world that is becoming increasingly knowledge-based, products are becoming highly digitized. A recent study of IT professionals reported that over 30% of their workplace environment is virtualized. We’ve even created an acronym for these kinds of services: software as a service (SAAS). Usually, a company provides subscription based access to subscribers allowing these subscribers to use software in the cloud. The software itself is hosted by a third party, SAAS service provider, which is responsible for maintaining software or hardware associated with the application. Overall, there…
  • Sexism Still Exists in Tech | Blatant Trolling at DeveloperWeek 2015

    Garick Chan
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:09 am
    I received a press pass to DeveloperWeek 2015 last week in order to attend the “Advice to Live by from Women Developers” career panel moderated by the lead of Dice’s engineering team, Jennifer Petersen. Erin Craig of Wolfram, Dominique DeGuzman of Twilio, Ana Martinez of Zendesk and Maira Benjamin of Pandora all joined in the conversation to discuss their experiences in pursuing careers in software engineering. A recurring theme I noticed was believing in oneself, gaining the confidence to speak up in an industry so heavily dominated by their male counterparts. As a…
  • Inspiring College Entrepreneurship | With lessons from Y Combinator and Elon Musk

    Sydney Liu
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:16 am
    The most common question I get running a college talent startup is: “What is the entrepreneurship culture like in schools? And what is the talent like?” Most people agree that Stanford’s entrepreneurial spirit and talented students played a pivotal role in the growth and success of Silicon Valley. Many believe the same culture will be essential to the success of growing Southern California’s own startup culture. The best person I know to talk about the growing entrepreneurship culture on campuses is Alex Zhang, a student at USC and the Managing Director of the student-run incubator…
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  • Flashchat For PC – Download For Free!

    Shivam Srivastava
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:54 am
    Whether you’re a college student or a happily employed worker, you can easily make friends on the go. If you’re bored of the old Facebook and Twitter chats, it’s time to switch to something better and fun. Unlike other popular dating apps like Tinder, Flashchat provides complete anonymity. You can now make new friends even while sitting alone at the airport without worrying much about your identity. Read More: Get News 360 For PC – Free! What Is Flashchat? Flashchat is actually a Java based cross-platform chat server that works on almost every kind of interface.
  • Get News 360 For PC – Free!

    Shivam Srivastava
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:15 pm
    News is that one stuff that seriously does not call for any clarification to say about its importance. The app market, of each of the leading mobile operating systems, knowing this fact has released tons of news apps for allowing people to stay updated anywhere and anytime. But when, it is about the best, News 360-Personalized News take a prominent and an important rank. Read More: PicsArt for PC – Get It For Free! When It’s About The Best, It’s News 360! News 360 is that one app that serves to be the ultimate destination for all the smartphone users who simply love getting…
  • PicsArt for PC – Get It For Free!

    Shivam Srivastava
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:23 pm
    Everyone would love to become a great artist. PicsArt Photo Studio is a perfect place for everyone to become a great artist. It is one of the most popular photo editor available, for smartphones. It ranks amongst the fastest growing photo artists’ social network and galleries of network owing to the fact that it has received over 100 million installs. With the tons of variations available in it, users are constantly getting newer ways to showcase their inner artist. Read More: Autodesk Pixlr for PC With PicsArt, users can create loads and loads of graphics, multiple types of pictures…
  • Clash of Clans For PC

    Shivam Srivastava
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:03 am
    No smartphone user can seriously miss those exciting games that the precious devices and the loaded app markets provide. These game are not just super exciting but can also be a good remedy for busting the daily stress. Clash of Clans is one such popular game that seems to drive in more and more fans each day. Read More: WWE Immortals for PC About Clash of Clans: Clash of Clans was developed as well as published by Super Cell, was released for iOS devices on 2nd August 2012. Later as it got more popularised, the game was also released for the Android devices on 7th October 2013. It was…
  • WWE Immortals for PC

    Shivam Srivastava
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:29 pm
    WWE Immortals is a very popular game on the digital platform and thousands of gamers across the globe will be thanking their stars since it has been unveiled for free! WWE Immortals is an action based fighting game based on the professional wrestling brand, the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). Read More: Real Racing 3 for PC The game has been developed efficiently by NetherRealm Studios in partnership with Phosphor Game Studios. It will seriously bring to life numerous battles between the WWE superstars in an amazingly designed and re-imagined world of the WWE on the digital platform.
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  • Download 56 Cool Windows 8 Wallpapers HD Collection

    Abdul Rahman
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:04 am
    We bring an exclusive collection of amazing Windows 8 Wallpapers for your desktop. Windows 8 is undoubtedly one of the most advanced and improved editions of Microsoft Windows series. Loaded with new and advanced features, Windows 8 is compatible to a large number of new generation apps and software. Designers have rolled our beautiful Windows […] The post Download 56 Cool Windows 8 Wallpapers HD Collection appeared first on RiseDream.
  • Geo News Live – Geo TV Watch Online Streaming

    Abdul Rahman
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:31 am
    Geo News is one of the most popular urdu news channels in Pakistan, first came on air in 2002, geo tv has evolved into one of the most powerful media houses in Pakistan and has a large viewership across the globe. Geo News Live Geo News offers 24/7 latest National and International News, Talkshows, Documentaries […] The post Geo News Live – Geo TV Watch Online Streaming appeared first on RiseDream.
  • 25 High Quality Windows 7 Wallpapers Collection

    Abdul Rahman
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:49 am
    Windows 7 is engaging and so are windows 7 wallpapers. Microsoft is planning to retire Windows 7 sooner but it’s going to be a tough decision as many users who addicted to windows 7 won’t be willing to switch to Windows 8. Although Windows 8 is more advanced and secure in comparison to Windows 7 […] The post 25 High Quality Windows 7 Wallpapers Collection appeared first on RiseDream.
  • 18 Best Windows 7 Themes Collection 2014

    Abdul Rahman
    16 Mar 2014 | 7:33 am
    Windows 7 is simply amazing and so are Windows 7 Themes. Although this version has been succeeded with much advanced versions such as Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 but statistics suggest Windows 7 is still the most widely used operating system that has a large user base. Microsoft have announced their plans to retire Windows […] The post 18 Best Windows 7 Themes Collection 2014 appeared first on RiseDream.
  • How to Reset HTC Explorer Factory Settings (Unlock Phone)

    Abdul Rahman
    16 Mar 2014 | 2:44 am
    HTC Explorer used to be a high class and handy android phone to have, but now as new generation of android phones have been released into the market that overshadow its elegance and excellence it is no longer as much desirable as it used to be a couple of years ago. None the less if […] The post How to Reset HTC Explorer Factory Settings (Unlock Phone) appeared first on RiseDream.
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  • New Algorithms Locate Where a Video Was Filmed From Its Images and Sounds

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:43 am
    Creation of A System to Geolocate Video A system capable of geo-locating video on comparing with their audio visual content with worldwide multimedia database has been created by researchers from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Glassed-in DNA Makes the Ultimate Time Capsule

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:53 pm
    If you want to preserve messages for long terms such as; 100 years to 1000 years or more, so may be Blu-ray discs or USB sticks are good enough as now you have one more option to preserve even more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Interaction between Light and Sound in Nanoscale Waveguide

    24 Feb 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Interaction between Light & Sound – Nanoscale Area Scientists of Belgium from Ghent University and Nano-electronics research institute, Imec, had a demonstration on the interaction between light... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Telescopic Contact Lenses Could Magnify Human Eyesight

    24 Feb 2015 | 10:18 pm
    Telescopic Lens – Magnifying Objects – 2.8 Times Interesting development have been coming up in the world of contact lenses with scientists making great headways in creating a pair of `smart lenses... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Facebook Will Soon Be Able to ID You in Any Photo

    18 Feb 2015 | 2:34 am
    Facebook’s DeepFace System When one appears in a photo taken at any event, they are recognized most of the time but a machine may fail to do so unless a computer has been programmed to look for you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Ipsos Marketing U.S.

  • Is Hydrogen the Future of Automotive?

    John Kiser
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:01 am
    When I was a kid, I thought by 2015 we would be flying around in cars like The Jetsons.  It appears we aren’t there just yet, despite my wish for us to be flying around by now!  However, we have come a long way in powering vehicles. We have all seen many new hybrids and electric vehicle alternatives come out from a variety of manufactures and certainly seen their acceptance grow, especially as we saw gas prices increase over the last five years. This is coupled with the growing desire of the general public to be more “green.”  But, is the future of automotive electric or hydrogen?
  • I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

    Brad Bane
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Fully admitting that I’ve never actually seen the musical after which this article is titled, and being unsure whether it’s full of R-rated material inappropriate for this PG-13 rated blog, I thought it was the perfect springboard to talk about a change you might have noticed on the InnovationPOV blog, in our other social media outlets, and that you might be seeing from your Ipsos InnoQuest and Ipsos MarketQuest account teams – the move to the unified “Ipsos Marketing” brand and client service teams. Reinvent Yourself There was a great comment in a recent Crain’s Chicago Business…
  • Nature and Nurture: A Validation of Idea Screening

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

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

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

  • Malware Threats from Unlicensed Software: Real or Imagined?

    Jodie Kelley
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    It has long been assumed that there is a connection between unlicensed software and cyber security threats. In fact, BSA’s most recent Global Software Survey found that computer users cite exposure to cybersecurity threats from malware as the chief reason not to use unlicensed software. To test whether this relationship is indeed real or imagined, […] Related posts: BSA Global Survey Reveals Security Concerns With Unlicensed Software — and Points to the Solution Piracy and Security Threats Go Hand In Hand Using Legal Software to Reduce Cyber Vulnerabilities
  • Supreme Court Action on Patents Leaves Room for Reform

    Tim Molino
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:51 am
    Today, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet held a hearing to examine recent Supreme Court cases in the patent arena. The hearing was carefully watched by opponents and supporters of the Innovation Act (HR 9), a bipartisan patent litigation reform bill introduced last week. BSA and its member companies […] Related posts: Focusing the Patent Debate on What Most Needs Fixing Clear Thinking on Software Patents Pass the Innovation Act
  • Pick up the pace on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

    Thomas Boué
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:26 am
    EU and US negotiators have come to the table in Brussels this week to continue discussions on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). No one ever said negotiating trade agreements was easy. But if these two countries act now, the benefits will be far reaching. TTIP was envisioned as an ambitious opportunity for the […] Related posts: EU-US Summit Is an Opportunity to Re-Establish Trust in the Transatlantic Relationship Eight Ways the TTIP Can Be a Global Blueprint for Digital Trade A New Trade Agreement for a New Era of Digital Services
  • Executive Survey Shows the Benefits of Data Innovation Across the Whole Economy

    Victoria Espinel
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:02 pm
    There are pervasive myths and misconceptions about how data innovation is transforming the global economy, from the idea that it’s all about so-called “Big Data” (in fact, analyzing even small data sets can produce useful insights) to the false notion that all data is personal information (when discoveries are being made from data sources such […] Related posts: Securing the Benefits of Software Innovation and Growth Restoring Confidence in the Digital Economy BSA Global Survey Reveals Security Concerns With Unlicensed Software — and Points to the Solution
  • Pass Surveillance Reform Now

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

  • Coatings - Global Strategic Business Report

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Coatings in US$ Million and Thousand Gallons by the following Product Segments: Architectural Coatings (Exterior Architectural Coatings, Interior Architectural Coatings, & Other Architectural Coatings), Transportation OEM Coatings, Transportation Refinishes, Wood Finishes, Powder Coatings, Packaging Coatings, Protective Coatings, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013…
  • Holter Monitoring Systems - Global Strategic Business Report

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Holter Monitoring Systems in US$ Thousands by the following End-Outlets: Large Hospitals, Mid-Sized Hospitals, and Other Settings. 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.
  • Medical Fiber Optics - Global Strategic Business Report

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Medical Fiber Optics in US$ Thousands by the following Applications: Fiberoptic Surgical Lights, Fiberoptic Dental Lights, Optic Fiber Endoscopes, Laser Fiberoptics, Fiberoptic Sensors, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary…
  • Computer Aided Detection (CAD) - US and European Market Report

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the US and European markets for Computer Aided Detection (CAD) in US$ Thousands by the following Application Segments - Breast, Chest, and Others. The US market is also analysed in Number of Units for the above Application Segments. The report also provides a consolidated, single-segment volume analysis for the European market. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.
  • Fluoroscopy And Mobile C-Arms - Global Strategic Business Report

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Fluoroscopy and Mobile C-Arms in US$ Thousands by the following Segments: Fluoroscopy, and Mobile C-Arms (Full-Size C-Arms, & Mini C-Arms). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • Cherry Mobile announces P4,499 octa-core phone, Flare S3 Octa

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:23 am
    Is it me or is the word “octa” abused by phone manufacturers? Cherry Mobile has just announced that the Flare S3 Octa will go on sale starting February 28, 2015. The successor to the popular Flare series, the S3 Octa features a 1.4GHz octa-core processor and a very attractive Php4,499 price tag. Other specs include a 5 inch 720p HD screen, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a 13MP main camera and a 5MP front camera. There is no mention about battery size though, but it does come with a free 2,600 mAH power bank (which could mean bad things about its battery capacity). Last but not the…
  • Get FREE Smart Super Messaging 10 with McDonald’s Meals

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Guys, here’s a nice treat from Smart and McDonalds. Every order of any McDonald’s Value Meal plus fries or sundae will get you a FREE Super Messaging 10 coupon from Smart for a whole day of unlimited text and unlimited access to mobile chat apps. The Super Messaging 10 allows Smart Prepaid subscribers nationwide one day of unlimited text to all Smart, Sun and Talk ‘N Text subscribers, as well as all-day free access to chat apps Facebook Messenger, Line, Viber, WeChat and Whatapp. All Smart Prepaid subscribers nationwide, as well as Smart Bro Prepaid subscribers, can redeem the FREE…
  • Racially diverse emoji coming to iOS and OS X

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:37 am
    iPhone and Mac owners, prepare to be politically correct. Apple has released a new set of racially diverse emoji on the iOS and OS X betas. Those who are on the beta OSes have reportedly seen a new set of emoji. By pressing and holding any of the human faces / body parts in the People section of the emoji picker, a popup with an additional set of skin tones emerge. There are six new skin tones, ranging from black to bright yellow. Now aren’t you glad you can send that racially accurate happy faced emoji? Besides the skin tones, Apple has also updated iPhone emoji with the more recent…
  • Beyond the Box promo: Buying a MacBook will get you discounts and one premium item

    22 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    Guys, if you’re planning to buy a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, then take a look at what Beyond The Box is offering. They have an ongoing promo that will run till the end of February. For every purchase of either a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, you will get a lucky red envelope called an “Ang Pao.” Inside the “Ang Pao” contains 5 product discount tickets and 1 golden ticket which you can redeem for a premium item. The golden ticket could get you either a Braven 440 speaker, a Yell Energymate power bank or a Coloud Knock headphones. These are great…
  • Carmudi secures $25M in new funding for Asia and Latin America

    22 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Carmudi raised $25 million to strengthen its operations in Asia and Latin America. Investors include Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG), a joint venture of Rocket Internet and Ooredoo, Holtzbrinck Ventures, a leading consumer internet investor, Tengelmann Ventures, a division of international multi-sector retailer Tengelmann Group, and a private investor. Launched in October 2013, Carmudi has rapidly scaled up to 20 countries, seven of which are in Asia (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam) and one in Latin America (Mexico). The platform is…
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    Gulf Tech

  • Quantum Q-Wave A101 Dual SIM

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:58 am
    The 10inch Quantum Q-Wave is an Android tablet from BDL, one of the established IT players in the region. With the Q-Wave, we wanted to see if BDL can match its IT sales and marketing prowess with the kind of innovation that makes a tablet stand out in a tight mobility market.DesignFrom the get go, the Q-Wave feels like a solidly-built machine, on the heavy side but not bulky. The unit I had in my possession had silver back with a black strip on the top.The black strip reveals a panel under which the slots for a dual SIM set up and SD card are located. Oddly, the strip is sealed very tight…
  • Top 5 Apps for Samsung S3

    11 Oct 2012 | 6:41 pm
    Google TranslateThe latest version of Google Translate offers major new features that put the app on this list. In the old version, I entered text and Google Translate provided the trranslation. With the new version of Google Translate, I can:Type the text, which is the default.Speak the text that I wish to translate. When I stop speaking for just a second, Google Translate outputs the original text and the translated text.Hand write the text, with my finger. Google translate did a good job of translating my sloppy finger writing.Take a picture of a sign. Google Translate sends the…
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with vodafone qatar

    9 Oct 2011 | 6:04 am
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gives you a better experience for work and play. Sharper HD quality screen, better web browsing with flash, and better multitasking. Comes with FREE screen protector worth QR 120. Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS 10.1 ” Touch Screen 16 GB storage Technical specificationsOperating System Android 3.1, Honeycomb Processor 1GHz dualcore Sensors Accelerometer Storage 16 GB Screen Size 10.1" Screen Type PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels Battery Life 9 hours of use Camera & Video Front Camera 2 MP Back Camera 3 MP Flash wrong sign Connectivity 3G wrong…
  • How to fix friends see you online on Facebook all the time

    1 Sep 2011 | 5:46 am
    And a grey circle would signify that the friend is away or also busy. But do you have had complaints from friends saying that you don’t reply to them even when you are online 24 hours a day? Sounds strange but for many people, Facebook shows an online status even when the person is offline. Well it could perhaps be because you could be using several instant messaging application on your mobile Phone. If you use IM+ application on your Windows Phone device for chatting over Facebook and are creature shown online all the time, here’s how you fix it. IM+ is the most popular instant messaging…
  • Google Plus add games

    12 Aug 2011 | 3:45 am
    Google is announced Today we’re adding games to Google+. With the Google+ project, we want to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to the web. But sharing is about more than just conversations. The experiences we have together are just as important to our relationships. We want to make playing games online just as fun, and just as meaningful, as playing in real life.According to google When you’re ready to play, the Games page is waiting—click the games button at the top of your stream. You can see the latest game updates from your circles, browse the invites you’ve…
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  • Why you should create a globally recognized Avatar

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

    1 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    Later today, Super Bowl XLIX will be played in Phoenix, Arizona. This year the defending Champions from Seattle Seahawks will play New England Patriots in the final. If you like, I love watching NFL you might find it even more interesting with some apps for your Android phone. I have found some of the best for you here: 1.
  • What is a Google Chromecast?

    11 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    If you have ever wondered, what a Google Chromecast is and how it works, you have come to the right place. In this post, I will tell you all you need to know about this little brilliant device and what it can do for you. What is a Google Chromecast? A Chromecast is a smart little
  • My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q4 – 2014

    5 Jan 2015 | 12:41 pm
    It is goodbye to the year of 2014 and welcome to the new year of 2015 and here comes my last Google Analytics quarter report of 2014. In these reports, I tell you about my traffic for the last 3 months and the trends I have seen in this period. You might find it interesting to compare it
  • Happy New Year from Techwork

    30 Dec 2014 | 2:54 pm
      Another year has almost past and I will like to wish your all a Happy New Year and hope to see you back here on my blog, again next year. What happened on in 2014? I must admit that I have not been super active posting new post on this blog in 2014. There has
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  • IRCTC Ties Up with Dominos Pizza to Deliver Pizza to Your Train Seat

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has tied up with Domino’s Pizza in India to deliver pizza to your train seat. The service is being run as a pilot project in 12 Indian cities – Agra, Alwar, Ambala, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Mathura, Muzzafarnagar, New Delhi, Pathankot, Vapi, Bharuch and Vadodara and is only available to passengers travelling in trains which do not have apntry car. To avail this service, passengers will need to make a meal booking via IRCTC’s e-Catering service (, 1800-1034-139 (Toll-free), 0120-4383892-99 (Toll) or SMS…
  • Pebble Announces new Smartwatch

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:32 pm
      Pebble – the company which built the first usable smartwatch has announced its next flagship product. Pebble Time – a next generation pebble with a colored screen and a redesigned operating system is now available via kickstarter. Pebble started its journey with a successfully funded kickstarted campaign and has never looked back. They surely did not need another kickstarted campaign to get this project funded, but I guess they did this in nostalgia. The project surpassed its funding goal within 17 minutes of going live on kickstarter. The new watch is thiner than its…
  • Thoughts on Apple Pay

    3 Feb 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Apple Pay is a revolutionary payment system. I have used it a couple of times since it has launched and just love the way it has been implemented. It works just as it was shown in the keynote. You basically bring your iPhone close to the payment terminal which is waiting for payment and your cards stored in the passbook will automagically appear on your screen. If you have your finger already on the Touch ID, it would just go ahead and authorize the payment with your default card. The little chime and a subtle vibration in addition to the short animation on the screen let you know that the…
  • Online Reservation Now Available for Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum

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

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

    Andre Sólo
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:27 am
    Searching for medical information on Google is a uniquely terrifying experience. You never know how reliable anything you find is, but along the way you manage to convince yourself you have everything from dengue fever to diphtheria. As a self-diagnosis tool the internet ranks somewhere between a ouija board and asking grandma. Google has apparently decided to change that—or at least, take one major step in the right direction. That’s the idea behind a new use of the knowledge graph which is already appearing in search results. Doctor-Approved Knowledge Panel Under the new…
  • This is What Promoting Content Looks Like

    Andre Sólo
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    Let’s say you’re doing everything with your blog that you’re supposed to do. You continuously produce new content—not just once a month or once a week, but nearly every day. You focus on creating posts that are truly valuable to your readers, that solve problems or offer resources. Now: how do you get people to read them? Readership matters. Your blog is more than just an SEO gimmick, to boost your ranking by keeping your site looking fresh. It should be a go-to part of your site where clients and non-clients alike find the information they need, and get to know your…
  • AdWords’ New Strategy: Call Me Maybe?

    Andre Sólo
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:08 am
    Would you be willing to pay for an online ad that doesn’t take customers to your website? For many businesses the answer is apparently “yes,” at least if that ad puts them in touch with you by phone instead. That’s the idea behind the newest type of Google AdWords ad, the “call-only” ad. Call-only ads appear in mobile search results. They look like normal ads, but tapping on them doesn’t take the user to your website. Instead it shows your number and prompts them to tap to call you. In other words, it funnels toward phone instead of web.
  • Now You Can Order Food with Bing

    Andre Sólo
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:46 am
    What if you could order food from any restaurant you like, on your computer, simply by searching for it online? That’s the idea with a new feature Bing just rolled out. The feature allows instant online ordering from numerous restaurants—without even going to a restaurant’s website. Instead, all you do is search for the restaurant on Bing. In addition to the usual search results, you’ll likely see a sidebar that has business info such as location and contact info. And now, for countless eateries, that sidebar will include an “Order Online” button. Why…
  • How to Make Your Site Load Faster (And Get More Business)

    Andre Sólo
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    We’ve talked before about how important site speed is. A website that loads slowly gets downgraded by Google’s search algorithm, meaning you drop behind competitors in the rankings. And a slow site speed can also be bad on the human front: if your page takes a few seconds to display, users may take that opportunity to click over to another open tab, check their phone, or get up to refresh their coffee. There’s no guarantee they’ll ever come back to looking at your site. As it turns out, page speed now matters on a third front: the effectiveness of pay per click ads.
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  • Tumblr users had hilarious reactions to the color-changing dress

    Maya Kosoff
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:51 pm
    The entire internet lost its cool on Thursday night when a Tumblr user posted a picture of a dress along with the caption"guys please help me - is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking the f**k out." Here's what that dress looked like, in case you haven't seen it yet. It turns out that the rest of the internet couldn't decide on which two colors the dress was, either. While Twitter users hemmed and hawed over the dress's actual color, the real chaos ensued on Tumblr, the platform where the post…
  • Two women are behind the viral dress that has everyone confused — Here's what they told us

    Hunter Walker
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Two women are behind the viral dress that has everyone confused. Here's what they told us. The picture was initially posted on Tumblr by a 21-year-old singer named Caitlin McNeill who lives on the tiny Scottish island of Colonsay. In a telephone conversation with Business Insider on Thursday evening, McNeill explained that the picture was a dress was worn to her friends' wedding. In the photo, some people see the dress as white and gold while others see it as blue and black.  The dress was worn by the bride's mother. McNeill and her friends first realized there was something…
  • This dress looks white and gold to me, but Google says it's black and blue

    Hunter Walker
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:42 pm
    This dress that might be white and gold or black and blue is currently going massively viral thanks to a Tumblr post that asked readers to identify what color it is. Different people apparently perceive the dress differently.  I see the dress as white and gold. However, Google has told me I was wrong.  When I plugged the picture of the dress into Google images, the "visually similar images" identified by the search engine were all dresses that were very clearly in various shades of blue. According to Google, the company's image search engine uses "computer vision technology" to…
  • The internet is losing its composure over this dress that might be white and gold or black and blue

    Myles Udland
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    There is a dress that might be black and blue or white and gold.  It started on this Tumblr page here, where a user posted this dress with the caption, "guys please help me - is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking the f**k out" Here's the dress. And people on Twitter are completely freaking out whether this dress is blue and black or white and gold. (Note: some of the embedded tweets contain NSFW language.) folks i do colors for a living and that dress is blue and black. the yellowish lighting is making the black part look sorta…
  • An uncomfortable private jet trip allegedly shows the locker-room culture at Kleiner Perkins

    Sam Colt
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:49 pm
    We're learning more about Ellen Pao's working environment at Kleiner Perkins, thanks to trial testimony from managing partner Ted Schlein. Pao, a former junior partner at Kleiner, is seeking $16 million in damages from the firm for gender discrimination. Schlein recalled a private jet trip to New York with Pao and Dan Rosensweig, the CEO of Chegg, a company Kleiner had invested in. Rosensweig allegedly kept the conversation around Playboy, Victoria's Secret, and other "very offensive sexual topics," according to Pao's trial brief. "Dan said he met with Christie Hefner at the Playboy mansion,"…
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  • All Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in Malaysia for 2014

    Keith Rozario
    7 Feb 2015 | 8:24 am
    Once again, your friendly neighbourhood techie has used this powers for the good of the country. Last September, I scrapped all the procurement data from the Malaysian’s Government MyProcurement website, this time I scrapped all the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings from the Department of Environment (DOE) website. First off, Kudos to the DOE for keeping such great tabs on the data–overall the DOE publishes one API reading for every hour or every day across 52 locations in Malaysians. Just to put the sheer volume of data into perspective, for just one year that’s: 52…
  • What happened in the MAS hack. All questions answered, one question asked.

    Keith Rozario
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    Late in January the Malaysian Airlines website was ‘supposedly’ hacked by Lizard Squad. You  might remember Lizard Squad as the guys who ‘hacked’ the XBox and Play Station network over the Christmas holidays, and I’m using a lot of ‘quotes’ here because Lizard Squad didn’t really ‘hack’ XBox One or Playstation, they merely DDOS-ed the services. What is DDOS-ed I hear you say? A DDOS attack is one where you flood a server with so much web traffic, that the server is no longer able to serve content to legitimate customers. Imagine if…
  • Watch SuperBowl in Malaysia

    Keith Rozario
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Got this email from the people over at Unotelly: I want to inform you that UnoTelly will allow people stream the NFL Super Bowl for free on Sunday, February 1, regardless of where they live or whether they are UnoTelly subscribers. We are offering free access to media stations (NBC Sports, Channel 4 and more) that will be broadcasting the Super Bowl for free. Visitors will not be required to sign up for a subscription, but simply need to submit their e-mail address. Please feel free to visit our Super Bowl page for more information: I trust UnoTelly—so…
  • Can Malaysia be Land of the Free and Home of the Brave

    Keith Rozario
    10 Jan 2015 | 7:57 am
    As we come to terms with the terrible events that occurred at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, I think we need to be cognizant of  what these attacks really mean, and how our response to these events (even in far away Malaysia) has severe repercussions on our future. As a Blogger and Techie, I’m 100% for absolute ‘no holds-barred’ Freedom of expression.. I’ve written so much on the subject it begins to bore people, but we have so little freedom of expression in this country, we must fight to preserve what we have, and rise up to pursue even more. The pursuit of freedoms…
  • Maxis Forum needs an upgrade

    Keith Rozario
    28 Dec 2014 | 12:36 am
    Yesterday I Googled something about maxis that took me to a link. Unfortunately, Firefox wasn’t happy with Maxis, because I got the following screen: Firefox is the first of the mainstream browsers to end support of SSLv3, ever since Poodle was published. For those of you who aren’t keeping tabs of security issues–Poodle was a big vulnerability discovered in the 2nd half of 2014, that affected the SSLv3 protocol. The only fix for Poodle was to completely stop using SSLv3 altogether, not a bad idea, since the protocol itself is nearly 18 years old. In other…
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  • Embedded World 2015: Improved License Distribution with the new CodeMeter License Central 2.10

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

    8 Jan 2015 | 5:17 am
    The morning session, led jointly by Günther Fischer, our Embedded Consultant, and  Philip Michel, Field Application Engineer at Wind River, will focus on "Embedded Security for the Internet of Things". Participants will be able not just to learn all the features of Security Profile for VxWorks 7 and CodeMeter Security, but also to experiment signature, encryption and licensing on a Wind River VxWorks 7 Workbench, easily configurable through a CodeMeter plugin for Eclipse-based development environments. The afternoon workshop, facilitated by Stefan Bamberg and Günther Fischer,…
  • New at sps ipc drives 2014: Comprehensive VxWorks-based Cyber-Security Solution

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:12 am
    Among the many exciting innovations that Wibu-Systems is presenting at sps ipc drives 2014, booth 660, hall 7, you’ll also find CodeMeter® Security: an Embedded Security Kit that will safely assist intelligent device manufacturers in their transition towards the Internet of Things. CodeMeter Security is actually a complementary hardware-based add-on to the Security Profile for VxWorks® 7, which all visitors can see in action at Wind River®, booth 305, hall 6. Together, the two products represent a significant milestone for the whole community of VxWorks users, who can now avail…
  • Wibu-Systems at SPS 2014: new encryption and signage methods for embedded security

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:31 am
    This press release is only available in German language.
  • New at sps ipc drives 2014: CodeMeter protection technology is now available for Raspberry Pi

    10 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
    The Raspberry Pi is often used in research and development as a cost-effective platform. To meet the demand of professional users, Wibu-Systems is announcing a Raspberry Pi version called "Compute Module" available for integration into pre-existing hardware. At this year's sps ipc drives, Wibu-Systems introduces its starter kit for Raspberry Pi; at booth 660, hall 7, visitors can learn how to protect embedded software on a single-board computer, license it, and secure the system from tampering. The CodeMeter SDK for Raspberry Pi is preconfigured for a quick jump start, and includes…
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  • LG G Flex 2: Now available in South Korea, global rollout in March

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    LG G Flex 2: Now available in South Korea, global rollout in March via - LG G Flex 2, the second flagship of LG G Flex series is already out and available at the company’s home soil, South Korea. For the rest of the countries, the curved smartphone will be made available from the following week of MWC 2015 which will end on 5th March. According to LG Newsroom, at first LG G Flex 2 will be available from major carriers in the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. The other key countries in North America, South America, Europe and Asia will have…
  • Symphony Xplorer ZV Review

    Alavi Wahid
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:39 am
    Symphony Xplorer ZV Review via - Symphony is one of the market leaders in Bangladesh especially when considering entry and mid range smartphones. The Xplorer ZV is the first Symphony device I am reviewing although we  have covered their products before, and as the saying goes, first impressions are everything. Without wasting any more time, let us dive into the review and find out if the ZV is worth consideration. When reviewing a new device, I try not to peek at the spec sheet first in order to experience the device without prior judgement. I was glad to do the same this time as well as I…
  • Lightors: Micro-USB rechargeable battery promises 500 times of reuse

    22 Feb 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Lightors: Micro-USB rechargeable battery promises 500 times of reuse via - Lightors, the so called ‘monster’ rechargeable battery is turning out to be a bit hit! Although the project showed up in Kickstarter with a goal to achieve $15,000 but over $34,000 has already been funded with still 25 more days to go. Well, the concept of the product is not an ordinary one to start with. The maker of Lightors is claiming it to be a ‘monster’ battery because of its ability to use over 500 times! That means you ‘charge it, use it and charge it again x 500′. It…
  • YouTube to launch an app only for kids

    22 Feb 2015 | 8:32 am
    YouTube to launch an app only for kids via - YouTube Kids, an app dedicated for children will be launched tomorrow (Feb 23) by the world’s largest online video service, YouTube. The app will be completely separate from the current available YouTube app for smartphones and devices in Play Stores and App Stores. Focusing only on children, the app will features original episodes of “Thomas the Tank Engine”, “Sesame Street”, “Reading Rainbow”, “Mother Goose Club” and many other videos, channels and playlists. The app will feature kids-friendly…
  • Samsung gives you a glimpse of Galaxy S6

    21 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    Samsung gives you a glimpse of Galaxy S6 via - This is the time of the year where Samsung gears up to unveil next Galaxy and enjoys teasing people with cryptic videos showing what will be the next Galaxy S6 or S6 edge (until a leak of the devices come out). Yesterday, Samsung published the teaser video (through Twitter) for the Galaxy S6 which mainly points towards the design of the device where they concentrate on how the device is being crafted with glass walls, metallic shelves and  some mysterious materials. Click for the previous video. With the new video up from Samsung’s…
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    Web Hosting Blog

  • The Best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento Content from Around the Web

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    those of you who are new here, we’ll give you a quick primer. Each month we like to peruse the internet for the best articles from a variety of subjects that are of interest to our clients. We generally focus on posts that concern the WordPress, blogging, ExpressionEngine, Magento, and eCommerce communities. This month, we’ve included […]
  • Four Plugins WordPress Developers Should Be Using

    18 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    There’s nothing developers like more than scratching their own itches. Some of the best software — including WordPress itself — is the result of a developer solving their own problem and making the solution public. So, as you might expect, WordPress developers have created plenty of plugins that help other developers. WordPress isn’t the easiest […]
  • Nexcess CDN Users Can Now Add SSL Protection

    12 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    For most of our clients, performance is of paramount importance. The need to provide users all over the world with fast loading websites and eCommerce stores is a key factor in their choosing Nexcess hosting; it’s what we do best. But equally important is user privacy and information security. The ability to protect sensitive data […]
  • Discover The Technology Behind Your Favorite Sites

    4 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    A famous poet once said: “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal”. What’s not often mentioned is the continuation of that quote which adds: “bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better”. Everything we create is influenced by what went before, and web design is no exception. Good web designers […]
  • GHOST glibc Security Update Post

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Today, we’d like to draw your attention to a rather serious vulnerability in the Linux glibc library. Using this exploit, an attacker is capable of taking complete control of a victim’s system without requiring access to or knowledge of that system’s credentials. Thankfully, patches are already available for the vulnerability across all distributions- we advise […]
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    Which Is Better ?

  • Charlie Sheen’s Guide To Diet Pills Works

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    It ‘available in the couple of brand names and generic. This drug gives effective results when included meticulously in the
  • Ten Ways Baofeng Uv-5r Iss Can Make You Invincible

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Bert Jacobs, 46, combined with his brother started selling their T-shirts for the streets of Boston in 1989. All digital
  • Understanding Haces

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Needless to express that this greatly increases the pleasure level and makes all the woman reach orgasm after orgasm. The
  • Definitions Of Itd

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    eres The masturbator for men is usually a sleeve, that’s worn to your shaft from the genital during the
  • The Top Six Most Asked Questions About Your Hair

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Long black hairdos have ever been a fascinating solution to capture someone’s eye. Not all the shampoos which are advertised
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    Hardware BBQ

  • Nvidia’s CEO finally addresses GeForce GTX 970 VRAM catastrophe

    The Sorcerer
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Share This: Even though it months since GTX 970’s launch, there haven’t been any clear and official response from Nvidia. In time, post-GTX 960’s launch, slowly information came out via other review sources that there is indeed an issue with the last 0.5GB VRAM. The stuttering phenomenon was explained eventually, but it didn’t really sink in with people as Nvidia took many months to correct the technical information that was passed through the reviewers, including the block diagram that reviewers usually get with their reviewer’s guide. But Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun…
  • Intel delays Skylake desktop processor launch

    The Sorcerer
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Share This: At first, Intel was supposed to launch its next generation desktop CPU ‘Skylake’ within Q2, 2015. But now the chipmaking giant pushed its schedule back to August 2015, along with the 100 series chipset that will accompany the desktop CPU launch.The source came to know via Taiwan-based motherboard manufacturers. This would also affect shipping and production for Haswell-refresh and Broadwell-U based hardware. But it is said that companies will unveil 100-series motherboards in Computex 2015. The delay for Skylake’s delay isn’t clear. While in such situations…
  • No clarity in handling Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 issues in India….yet!

    The Sorcerer
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Share This: Over the weeks, the misfortunes of GTX 970 spread like wildfire and had new developments, and the amount of returns that are happening through multiple sources. However, it seems that there is no solution to address this issue in India. Such was the case with a user in Kolkata who faced stuttering issues with his Zotac GTX 970 in SLI, while playing in 4K. When the user contacted Zotac, the company ultimately directed him towards Nvidia as this was the issue with the GPU core and not the card. The user contacted me, and upon my recommendation he posted the entire story and the…
  • Nvidia gets a lawsuit OVER GTX 970 block diagram goof-up

    The Sorcerer
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Share This: As many would imagine that it was bound to happen, an end-user filed a class-action lawsuit against Nvidia via U.S. district court in the Northern district of California over GTX 970’s 3.5GB VRAM issue. According to the lawsuit, the individual Andrew Ostrowski alleged that Nvidia and Gigabyte misleaded its customers by resorting to misleading advertising, unfair and deceptive business practices. As of now, there is a demand for Jury Trial. The lawsuit specifically points out that initially it was advertised with 64 ROPs, but later it was corrected as 56 ROPs which may…
  • We’re ditching the rating system

    The Sorcerer
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:19 am
    Share This: Yeah, I am doing what many game review websites are doing currently- and it makes sense. I was also had a conversation with a friend about the rating system and that pretty much made up my mind. Most review websites in India post vague reviews that don’t talk a lot in detail- mainstream websites and magazines, blogs and even forums. In fact, the same lot do not have any benchmark graphs or list their test setup properly, let alone list the tests that they’re doing. Hardware BBQ might have very limited resources, but I’ve learned a lot in such situations. In many…
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    The Four-eyed Journal

  • Android One launches in the Philippines

    16 Feb 2015 | 10:56 pm
    It has finally come! Google launched today the Android One program in the Philippines. Android One is Google’s initiative to make great smartphones affordable for many specially in developing countries. Those smartphones would come with decent hardware and the newest version of Android close to owning a Nexus device. Caesar Sengupta, Google Vice President of Product Management has revealed that local smartphone makers Cherry Mobile and MyPhone will be releasing the Cherry Mobile One and MyPhone Uno, respectively, as part of the Android One program: the Cherry One and MyPhone Uno —…
  • Pope Francis: Commit to Social Justice

    17 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Pundits are saying that the President and other officials of the government was lucky when Pope Francis decided to go impromptu on his homily for the mass he celebrated in Leyte – where super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) did the worst damage when it ravaged the country a little over a year ago – and put aside his prepared speech as it contained passages that fly into the face of the ineffective and short-sighted efforts of the government. I couldn’t agree more. Just read the most powerful portions of the said speech and I’m certain Aquino and his horde are sh*tt*ng bricks:…
  • Our lack of physical activities triggers gene for obesity

    2 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    We may bask in the glory of modern technology today – smartphones, apps, the Internet and how these advances have made life easier by a just a few clicks and taps. However, this led to a more sedentary lifestyle (couch potatos, *ehem *ehem) than generations before, how many children nowadays go out and actually play with other kids? Carl Zimmer writes for The New York Times about several scientific studies have shown that our less-physically strenuous way of life today has triggered a gene that causes obesity: People born before the early 1940s were not at additional risk of putting on…
  • Kay Hirap Sundan by Grupong Pendong

    6 Dec 2014 | 4:22 am
    Kay hirap sundan ang katulad mo Di ko malaman ang gagawin ko Ang tanong mo sa akin, gano kita kamahal Ang pag-ibig ko’y iyong tinimbang Nang sinabi mong patunayan ko Sa aking buhay, sa aking puso At ako nama’y di nag alinlangan Ngunit damdamin mo’y para bang pumanaw Ngayon nasaan ang iyong kandungan? Yakap koy hangin sa kadiliman Sa iyong paglayo, sadya nang naglaho ang mga pangarap, ang mga pangako Pag-ibig ay isang kamatayan Alaala ang tanging iiwan Kay hirap sundan ang katulad mo Di ko malaman ang gagawin ko
  • Challenge accepted #https2015

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

  • The 8 Golden Rules of Writing Great Press Releases

    Beyond PR
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:46 pm
    The news release has evolved greatly over the last 20 years since the advent of the online world; it is no longer just the domain of journalists, but also consumers who are looking for trusted sources of data to inform their purchase decisions. These tips and guidelines are designed to help you reach the various audiences or personas that are important to your brand, from media to bloggers to the end consumer. Lead with the story, not the brand. Today’s news releases are all about the start of the storytelling process for the brand.  The story is what’s most important.  Create interest…
  • Attendee Perspective: 5 Critical Evaluations

    Bibi Jackson
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Live events are a marketer’s best opportunity for face to face engagement, product demonstrations, and time with prospects to explore business solutions. Last week, I attended the event MAGIC in Las Vegas and was blown away by their ability to provide the perfect environment for sponsors, exhibitors, and conference attendees to connect with one another. Walking the floor and attending seminars, reminded me of the importance of live events and the benefits of having a presence as a sponsor and exhibitor. Since this was not a tech event, almost every exhibitor was new to me and it was clear…
  • How to Effectively Communicate with Designers

    Beyond PR
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Conversations between communicators and designers can be a bit frustrating. You either don’t have a clear idea of what you want the visual to look like. Or, maybe you know exactly what you want, but are having trouble getting that result. Let’s break down a couple of typical conversations that happen during the design process, and how you can help avoid the disconnect. You say: “I’ll know it when I see it.” Designer hears: “Create something, and then I’ll know it’s not what I wanted.” Providing Clear Creative Direction Would you ask an architect to go build a house for you…
  • Game Developers Conference – State of the Industry Survey Results

    Bibi Jackson
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:25 am
    The Game Developers Conference (GDC) annual State of the Industry Survey provides a snapshot of the games industry every year for game developers and game publishers.  The results illustrate the year’s biggest trends including the rise of console development, as well as digital and microtransaction sales dominating profits, to offer a glimpse into the future landscape of the games industry. The GDC marketing team polled over 2,000 North American game developers who attended the Game Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco. A snapshot of noteworthy survey results: Looking ahead, 29% of…
  • Case Study: Marketing and PR Producing Content Together

    Bibi Jackson
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Producing content can have its challenges at times. Producing newsworthy content for a well-established brand even more so… especially in event marketing. To create newsworthy content, Marketing and PR have to work side by side to string together singular initiatives into one impactful campaign. What does that process entail? A good example of how marketing and the public relations teams leveraged their areas of expertise to execute a strategic communication plan is UBM Tech’s Game Marketing Team and the PR agency fortyseven’s approach to promoting the third annual State of the Industry…
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    What's On My PC

  • Check Out The “50 Best Android Apps 2015″ at TechRadar

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:20 pm
    I can remember a time where there was question whether the Google Play store (for Android) would be a success or not; especially, at a time when Apple was already established and was the ruler of the “app” market. Since that time Google Play has exploded with their proliferation of apps, for the Android platform, […]
  • FEATURED TECH SITE – Digital Trends

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:24 am
    Digital Trends is your authoritative guide to the world around us. They love, live and breathe tech and explain it to you simply and clearly; featuring editors, engineers, and marketing specialists who provide unique solutions to their advertising partners. Digital Trends is hit monthly by over 20 million monthly unique visitors and growing every month […]
  • A Recommended Windows File Manager and Explorer Replacement

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    File management is a skill that I have found that most computer users have a hard time grasping. If you can understand the concept of file management and how the files (and folders) on your computer are layed out, it will boost your confidence and open up a whole new world to you when it […]
  • Add A Watermark Description And Date Stamp To Photos

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    You can add a watermark description and date stamp to a photo (or batch of photos) using the freeware Windows software application called Photo Date Stamper… Photo Date Stamper gives you the choice to embed (and preview) a watermark in either the top left, top right, bottom left or bottom right of the photo. The […]
  • A Remote Android Texting App For Your Computer And Tablet

    22 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    How would you like to send and receive real SMS text messages (and MMS) in perfect sync with your Android phone (that uses your Android #)? You can with mysms SMS Text Messaging Sync. There are quite a few apps out there that gives you the ability to send and received SMS text messages from […]
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina business and technology news

  • Over 100 Participants Attend Inaugural Triad Software Developers Conference

    David Menzies
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The first annual Triad Software Developers Conference took place at Flywheel, located in Winston-Salem, NC in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter on Saturday, February 21, 2015. The event was organized by Small Footprint, Flywheel, Inmar and More than 100 software professionals attended the event, along with 22 presenters and panelists. Robbie Allen, co-founder of Automated Insights, delivered the keynote presentation in which he stated that now is the best time in history to be a software professional because of how quickly new developments are taking place.
  • IDFA Participates in AICPA Personal Financial Planning Conference

    David Menzies
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:21 am
    LAS VEGAS, NEV. & DURHAM, N.C. -- The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), the leading advocate for certification and education of financial professionals in the divorce arena, recently participated in the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference January 18-21. A steady stream of attendees at the Las Vegas event visited the IDFA booth for information on the benefits of becoming a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA™), the most established and recognized designation in financial planning for divorce since 1993.“The…
  • nCino Secures $29 Million in Series B Financing

    David Menzies
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    WILMINGTON, N.C. -- nCino, the leader in secure, cloud-based operating solutions to the financial services industry, today announced the successful completion of $29 million in Series B financing. Led by Insight Venture Partners, the round also includes investments from existing investors Wellington Management Company LLP, former Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO John Mack and Promontory Financial Group Founder and CEO Gene Ludwig.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media…
  • KWIPPED Launches Web Platform Built to Revolutionize B2B Equipment Rentals

    David Menzies
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:10 am
    WILMINGTON, N.C. -- KWIPPED, Inc. recently launched an online marketplace built to transform the way companies source and rent specialized equipment. The platform aggregates rental demand for more than 500 categories of specialized commercial equipment using proprietary technology to streamline sourcing from a global network of rental suppliers. KWIPPED facilitates the process of sourcing and managing rentals, navigating equipment availability, executing rental contracts and coordinating delivery, thus enabling professionals to focus on their core business.NCTechNews is published…
  • Innovative Tiger Eye Security Sensor Unveiled to Research Triangle Tech Community

    David Menzies
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:12 am
    Tiger Eye Sensor Founder CJ ScarletRESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. -- CJ Scarlet and Lynn Yanyo, members of the leadership team at Tiger Eye Sensor, Inc., unveiled the innovative new Tiger Eye Security Sensor (TESS) to more than 50 members of the Research Triangle tech community at the February 19 Triangle TechBreakfast. The event was held at the American Underground in Durham and featured four presentations from startups and inventors across a wide spectrum of market sectors. “This is the first live public demo we’ve given on TESS, and it made sense to share it with members of the vibrant…
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  • Apple adquirió la empresa Camel Audio el mes pasado

    Domadis Cabrera
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Camel Audio, una empresa dedicada al desarrollo de software de audio, anunció hace poco el cierre de la empresa, y añadieron que dejarían de vender su software, pero nadie sabía por qué. Sin embargo, parece que ahora tenemos una respuesta, y no es otra que la compañía ha sido adquirida por Apple. Recientemente Camel Audio actualizó alguna de su información corporativa, incluyendo su dirección (postal) y su cuerpo directivo. Y respecto al cuerpo directivo, es bueno mencionar que todos fueron sustituidos por una sola persona, Heather Joy Morrison. Para los que no lo sepan, Camel Audio…
  • Échale un vistazo a la nueva tienda de Apple con segundo piso flotante.

    Domadis Cabrera
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:10 pm
    La nueva tienda de Apple en Hangzhou, China cuenta con unos increíbles paneles de vidrio de casi 50 metros de altura y un segundo piso de flotación libre. La tienda fue diseñada por Foster + Partners. La misma empresa que Steve Jobs eligió para diseñar la nueva sede de Apple, el Apple Campus 2. Y a juzgar por lo que hemos visto últimamente, Foster + Partners está llevando los límites más allá sobre lo que se puede hacer con la ingeniería estructural moderna.   Échale un vistazo a las fotos a algunas de las fotos. Échale un vistazo a la nueva tienda de Apple con segundo piso…
  • Apple va en serio con su coche. He aquí algunos de los expertos de la industria automovilística que ya trabajan para Apple

    Domadis Cabrera
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    Cada vez queda más claro que Apple va en serio con el Apple Car o coche de Apple. Tan en serio va el asunto, que según los informes más recientes, Apple ya le ha dado el visto bueno al vicepresidente, Steve Zadesky, para formar un equipo de 1,000 miembros para trabajar en un coche eléctrico. A diferencia de otros rumores, en esta ocasión podemos ponerles cara a algunos de los miembros del equipo que Zadesky ha formado. Cabe destacar que muchos de ellos se especializan en ingeniería de hardware, lo que corrobora los informes de que los planes del coche de Apple van más allá de sólo…
  • ¿Cuánto vale Apple actualmente?

    Domadis Cabrera
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:31 pm
    No hay ninguna duda de que Apple vale mucho dinero. Tanto dinero, que su valor de capitalización bursátil actualmente es mayor que el de muchos países completos. Nota: La capitalización de mercado es el valor atribuido a la empresa por los inversores. Se calcula multiplicando el precio de la acción por el número de acciones en circulación. Con un valor de capitalización de mercado de más de 754 mil millones de dólares al cierre el día de ayer, 20 de Febrero, Apple vale más que: Más que el producto interno bruto de Finlandia, Grecia y Portugal juntos ($721 mil millones). Más que…
  • Apple dice que las aplicaciones para que usan recolección de basura deben moverse a ARC para mayo

    Domadis Cabrera
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
    Apple informó recientemente a los desarrolladores que a partir de mayo, las nuevas aplicaciones enviadas a la Mac App Store ya no podrá utilizar la recolección de basura (garbage collection). A partir del 01 de mayo del 2015, las nuevas aplicaciones de Mac y actualizaciones de aplicaciones presentadas a la Mac App Store no podrá seguir usando la recolección de basura, que estaba en desuso en OS X Mountain Lion. En su lugar, deberán migrar sus aplicaciones al Conteo de Referencias Automático, utilizando el asistente de migración en Xcode para ayudar con la transición. Las aplicaciones…
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  • Choosing A Safe, Efficient Insulation

    23 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Dear EarthTalk: The cold winter we’re having here in the Northeast has convinced me to finally beef up my home’s insulation, but I’ve heard that spray foam can off-gas noxious chemicals and pollute the indoor environment. Are there safer options? – Rose Donahue, Framingham, MAMaking your home more energy efficient is certainly good for the planet and will cut your heating/cooling bills, but you’re right to worry about chemical off-gassing. According to the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG), most common spray polyurethane foam insulation contains methylene diphenyl…
  • An E-waste Blizzard

    20 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    Dear EarthTalk The collective impact of all the iPhones and other devices we buy, use and then discard must be mind-boggling at this point. Has anyone quantified this and what can we do to start reducing waste from such items? – Jacques Chevalier, Boston, MAWith a record four million pre-orders for Apple’s best-selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it’s more evident than ever that consumers want the latest in smartphone technology at their fingertips. A new report by analysts at German market research firm GfK determined that global smartphone sales exceeded 1.2 billion units in…
  • EverCharge Expands To Provide Vehicle Charging

    Guest Post
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:08 pm
    As Electric Vehicles (EV) grow in popularity it has become commonplace for multi-tenant buildings to be faced with the issue of how to support resident requests for EV charging in shared parking garages. As demand increases how will your building provide a scalable solution to your residents? Do you understand your available power infrastructure and are you in a position to maximize the buildings potential?In the past, properties have looked the other way while residents charge off 110v outlets, dismissed EV requests, or allowed residents to setup chargers off common area power. These…
  • Louisville: All-electric ZeroBus Fleet Launches

    Guest Post
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:20 am
    Mayor Greg Fischer joined TARC and other local officials today at the Louisville Slugger Museum to kick off the start of ZeroBus service in downtown Louisville.ZeroBus, TARC’s all-electric fleet, is now providing fare-free rides for passengers along  Main, Market and Fourth streets. The zero-emissions all-electric buses  replace diesel-powered trolleys, the highest polluting TARC vehicles.“ZeroBus changes the game for public transportation in downtown and represents the type of progress and forward-thinking focus we are embracing to improve our city,” said Fischer, who joined TARC…
  • New Nissan Clean Diesel Truck Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

    Jason Ridge
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    A major new addition to the diesel pickup truck stable was introduced this morning as Nissan unveiled its new 2016 Nissan Titan powered by a Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine during the opening day of this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit.“Because of their unmatched combination of efficiency, performance and towing capabilities, diesel engines have long dominated the heavy-duty pickup market,” said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum.  “The New 2016 Nissan Titan with the Cummins 5.0L V8 turbo diesel will provide a great new…
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    Techline Info

  • Mashable Inspired Social Share bar with counter plugin for Joomla

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Another Joomla! Plugin from Techlineinfo. A plugin to display social share button and share counts bar just as seen in the popular website Few WordPress Plugins are already available in this series including Techlineinfo Social Count WordPress Plugin but this is the First Joomla Plugin which clones almost the same features. Like all other […]
  • Responsive Social Share Button Plugin For Joomla!

    17 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    After a long while, back into Joomla! extension development. This Highly Responsive Social Share plugin displays a beautiful bar of Popular social share network buttons in your Joomla! site. The plugin is very light weight , easy to install and configurable.  Go through this Demo site to see the Extension in action. This Extension is compatible […]
  • Mashable inspired Social Count and Share Plugin for WordPress

    25 Dec 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Mashable designs are always trend setters and inspirational. A couple of free and premium versions of Mashable inspired Social Count and Share plugins are already available in WordPress plugin repository. Now  yet another WordPress plugin to show your social media share count. Features No images are used: FontAwesome font icons are utilized for displaying social […]
  • How Honda’s Other Side interractive video made

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

    Dave LeClair
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Thinking about hitting the road (or air) and taking a trip soon? Awesome! Sounds like a great time. But if you really want to have the best time possible, there’s key things you should do before you go and while you’re there. Just like anything, a little knowledge can go a long way towards making your trip better. Where are you get this knowledge? The handy infographic we’ve found for you, of course. What travel tips, if any, would you like the share? Hit the comments section below and help out your fellow readers! Via Jumeirah Click To EnlargeRead the full article: Taking A…
  • Everything You Need to Know about Your Mac’s Dock

    Tim Brookes
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The dock is to OS X what the Start menu is to Windows (though that comparison worked a lot better four years ago). It’s the primary way many users interact with Mac OS X, but a lot of people still don’t know some of the most basic and useful things the dock is capable of. That’s why we have decided to compile everything you need to know about your Mac OS X dock into one compendium of multi-tasking mastery. You’ll probably know how to do many of these things, but you might also be surprised at what you’ve been missing for all these years. A Dock of Two…
  • Jargon Buster: The Guide to Understanding Mobile Processors

    Andy Betts
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    There are so many new smartphones and tablets released onto the market, and each one makes a claim about how it is faster, more powerful and has better battery life than its rivals. Much of the attention falls on the processor, throwing ever larger numbers of cores and gigahertz and bits at you to show off its prowess. But do you really know what it all means? In this guide, we’ll cut through the jargon to explain what you need to know about smartphone processors. Introducing The System On A Chip (SoC) When talking about mobile processors, we first need to...Read the full article:…
  • Why EBooks Are Recording Information About Your Reading Habits

    Christian Cawley
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    When you go on holiday this year, will you be reading a Kindle on the beach, or perhaps by a lake? Maybe you don’t have a Kindle, but instead use the mobile app on your preferred smartphone, or use other tools for reading eBooks, such as the Nook reader from Barnes & Noble. Maybe you just rely on PDFs. What you probably don’t know is that your reading activity can be monitored, recorded and even shared with government security agencies. Not so keen to read Fifty Shades of Grey all of a sudden? Read on… The Convenience of an EBook Library...Read the full article: Why EBooks Are…
  • 5 Ways That High Tech Personal Wearables Will Change Your Life

    Rob Nightingale
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Earlier this year, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt described his vision of the ‘disappearance of the Internet,’ in the near future. Schmidt’s comments at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland may sound like science fiction to some, but for those who keep abreast of progress in wearable technologies, the idea is far from surprising. “There will be so many IP addresses…so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won’t even sense it,” he says. “It will be part of your presence all the time. Imagine…
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • Simple Browser Add-On for Privacy

    Dave's Computer Tips
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:02 pm
    ZenMate is a simple to use browser add-on or extension which promises online anonymity. The post Simple Browser Add-On for Privacy appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: The Best Browser Privacy Tools The best tools for protecting your privacy when using Chrome,... Obama to Introduce Sweeping Online Privacy Bill President Obama is reportedly preparing to propose new restrictions on... Browsing the Web Anonymously Free tools for protecting your privacy and anonymity when browsing...
  • Death in the Family Online Scam
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:42 pm
    A new online scam targets those still grieving from the death of a loved one. The post Death in the Family Online Scam appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: eBay Password Phishing Scam Another massive data breach and another phishing scam was not... Windows Secrets Newsletter: New 419 scam targets online sales Con job includes obviously bogus PayPal, Western Union, and... How to Recognize a Microsoft Scam Don't let the Microsoft name disarm you when trying...
  • Using Compressed Folders in Windows 8

    Ask Dave Taylor
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Using Compressed Folders in Windows 8 - How to create and use compressed (ZIP) folders with Windows 8. The post Using Compressed Folders in Windows 8 appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Creating Compressed Windows 8 Folder How to use Windows 8 support for compressed files.... Ask Dave Taylor: Create Compressed Zip Folder in Windows 7 A smarter way to create a folder with multiple... Making Your Folders Work for You Stop repeating the same aggravating procedures with your folders...
  • Simple Trick for Organizing Your Desktop

    Tips4 PC
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:13 pm
    One simple trick to clean up your desktop and keep your most used programs close at hand. The post Simple Trick for Organizing Your Desktop appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Windows Talk: 10 Tips for Organizing Your Files on Your Computer Here are ten tips which can be followed to... Navigate Desktop Visual Pollution The Microsoft Princess offers up a better way to navigate... Take Control of Windows Desktop Icons How to take control of the icons on your Windows...
  • Automatically Uninstall Superfish Malware

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:28 pm
    As reported here last week, Lenovo was forced to acknowledge that a dangerous piece of adware was installed on its PCs - which prompted the company to offer this removal tool. The post Automatically Uninstall Superfish Malware appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Traces of Malware Left Behind Traces of malware could be left in various places... How to Manually Uninstall Annoying Toolbars Whether you have installed a toolbar out of choice... Uninstall Java Now! The Department of Homeland Security recently recommended that everyone...
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    Online Tech Tips

  • How to Make a Desktop or Laptop Act Like a Router

    Aseem Kishore
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:25 pm
    Looking for a way to convert your laptop or desktop into a wireless router? You may find yourself in a situation where there isn’t a wireless router around for everyone to connect to. If only one computer is connected to a cable or DSL modem, you can convert that computer into a router or wireless router, if the computer has a wireless card. Before we talk about the setup process, it’s important to know the requirements. The main requirement is that the computer has to have at least two network interfaces installed on the system. You can either have two network cards or one…
  • How to Find BIOS Version on Computer

    Aseem Kishore
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Need to find or check the current BIOS version on your laptop or desktop computer? The BIOS or UEFI firmware is the software that comes installed on your PC motherboard by default and that detects and controls the built-in hardware including hard drives, video cards, USB ports, memory, etc. Whether you need to update the BIOS or not is something I’ve written about previously and the basic premise of that article was not to update unless you really have a specific need to. So how do you go about figuring out if you need to update the BIOS on your computer? Well first you’ll need…
  • Change Clock To and From Military Time in Windows

    Aseem Kishore
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:47 am
    Most people probably don’t care, but the default time display in Windows is 12 hour format, not military time. However, for all of the people who routinely tell time using the military time format, being able to change it on their computers can prove to be very useful. You would think it would be super easy to change the clock in Windows to military time, but it’s not! The procedure is also different depending on which version of Windows you are using. In this article, I’ll walk you through the steps to change your Windows XP, 7, 8, or 10 PC time to military format. Windows XP…
  • Insert a PDF into PowerPoint

    Aseem Kishore
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Are you working on a PowerPoint presentation and need to insert a PDF document into a slide? Well it seems easy enough right? Just click on the Insert menu, choose Object and pick the PDF file! Unfortunately, I learned that it’s not that simple, especially if you are dealing with a PDF document that has more than one page. In this article, I’ll show you how to get your PDF document into a PowerPoint presentation and will also explain all the pitfalls associated with the process. Before we get started, let’s understand what is meant when we say “insert PDF into…
  • Desktop Icons Missing or Disappeared

    Aseem Kishore
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Have you ever been working in Windows and ended up with a program freezing and causing the all your desktop icons to disappear? In most cases everything disappears, including the Start button and taskbar. Normally in order to get out of this situation, you have to restart your computer and hope that whatever caused Windows to crash goes away. The icons can be missing from your desktop for two reasons: either something has gone wrong with the explorer.exe process, which handles the desktop, or the icons are simply hidden. Usually it’s an explorer.exe problem if the entire taskbar…
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  • A Complete Guide To Keeping Your Computer Safe

    Laura Jackson
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Computers, software and operating systems are getting more and more sophisticated. With every new update and iteration, our machines are getting safer and more secure. There are more safety precautions against hackers and viruses. The trouble is that hackers and viruses are getting more sophisticated too! Although our systems keep getting smarter, that’s no reason to rest on your laurels. It’s essential that you take steps to keep your machine and your information secure. That’s what we’ll look at today. Don’t ignore the updates The constant pop ups tend to drive us mad on our…
  • Top Tips for Choosing the Best Office Printer

    Laura Jackson
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:31 pm
    We might be digitizing more and more business processes, but occasionally we still need some things down on paper. Most companies have the need for a printer, even if it’s only once in a blue moon. But if you require the use of one fairly regularly, you want to make sure that you get the best one for its purpose. Gone are the days where printers were as simple as those that printed in color and those that didn’t. There’s a much broader range of options now, and what you choose depends on several factors. You need to look at what your office will use the printer for, how much…
  • New Trends in the Online Shopping Sector

    9 Feb 2015 | 7:06 am
    New Trends in the Online Shopping Sector When you talk about e-commerce stores or e-shopping you would invariably talk about Flipkart is one of the leading and probably the most popular online retail stores in India. The store has a huge collection of men and women fashion clothing, electronic goods, books, home and kitchen appliance and baby care products. Unlike several other online stores in India, flipkart comes as one stop shopping destination for all your fashion clothing needs. The e-commerce stores in India over the past few years have been growing by leaps and bounds.
  • Advantages Of Buying A Custom Built Laptop Over A Mac

    Laura Jackson
    8 Feb 2015 | 3:16 am
    Whether your laptop runs slowly, freezes or is just looking a little worn, it might be time to consider investing in a new laptop. But, with so many different makes and models on the market, it can be hard to know what would be the best option to go with. The two most popular options for a new laptop are apple macs and custom built laptops, as they seem to offer a much higher quality than other computers do. But, which one is the best choice to go with, an apple mac or a custom built laptop? If you are struggling to decide between an apple mac and a custom made laptop, don’t worry, we are…
  • Mobile Marketing Truths That Marketers Won’t Tell You

    Laura Jackson
    1 Feb 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Marketing is a phenomenon unlike no other. But, as we steamroll our way through 2015; it’s worth noting that you need to be on top of your game when it comes to marketing. Mobile, in particular, is not a flash in the pan. It’s not a myth. It’s something that needs to be considered carefully for those that are in the business world. Every business needs to realise the potential of mobile. Let’s face it; the world isn’t going to get less mobile anytime soon. Let’s take a look at some statistics. 1.4 billion Smartphone’s are used around the world. The average American spends 2…
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  • Boeing and RAAF triple bomb range with new JDAM-ER kit

    David Szondy
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have carried out tests of the Joint Direct Attack Munition Extended Range (JDAM-ER), which showed a three-times increase in range while maintaining accuracy. The add-on guidance kit for bombs was put through its paces at Australia's Woomera Test Range, where the 500-lb (227 kg) ordnance was dropped by RAAF F/A-18 Classic Hornets from altitudes ranging from 40,000 ft (12,190 m) down to 10,000 ft (3,048 m). .. Continue Reading Boeing and RAAF triple bomb range with new JDAM-ER kit Section: Military Tags: Aircraft, Australia, Boeing, Bombs, RAAF,…
  • Google's deep Q-network proves a quick study in classic Atari 2600 games

    Heidi Hoopes
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:16 pm
    In an old school gaming party to end all parties, Google's new deep Q-network (DQN) algorithm is likely to mop the floor with you at Breakout or Space Invaders, but maybe take a licking at Centipede. Provided with only the same inputs as a human player and no previous real-world knowledge, DQN uses reinforcement learning to learn new games, and in some cases, develop new strategies. Its designers argue that this kind of general learning algorithm can crossover into discovery making in other fields. .. Continue Reading Google's deep Q-network proves a quick study in classic Atari 2600 games…
  • Net neutrality win: US FCC reclassifies broadband as a public utility, bans internet "fast lanes"

    Loz Blain
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:09 pm
    The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today voted 3-2 to uphold the principles of network neutrality – that is, to force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to treat all web traffic as equal. This prevents ISPs from being able to throttle or block users' connections to certain websites, or to offer "Internet fast lanes" whereby large websites could pay for their content to be delivered at a higher speed. Open Internet advocates see this as a huge step to protect the internet's current status as a free and open platform that offers equal opportunities to small and large…
  • Annoying Windows 8 features that won't appear in Windows 10

    Brian Burgess
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Windows 8 was a nightmare for many consumers from day one, and largely still is. Microsoft took a risk by releasing Windows 8 hoping to lead the touch-based device market into the future. However, it was met with resistance from most users, even after the release of three major updates for the OS. Here's a look at the annoyances of Windows 8 that are gone and won't be missed in Windows 10... Continue Reading Annoying Windows 8 features that won't appear in Windows 10 Section: Computers Tags: Computers, Microsoft, Windows 10, Windows 8 Related Articles: How to keep the Windows 8.1 Modern UI…
  • Klepper's solar-powered E-Kayak gives your arms a rest

    C.C. Weiss
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Paddling lakes, bays and rivers by kayak is a rewarding experience, but it can also be quite tiring. That's why Klepper offers paddlers the benefit of a solar-powered electric drive in its E-Kayak. The paddler can kick back and let the small motor take over the forward-floating load. The design adds a little modern-day technology and convenience to Klepper's classic folding kayak... Continue Reading Klepper's solar-powered E-Kayak gives your arms a rest Section: Marine Tags: Dusseldorf Boat Show 2015, Electric Boats, Foldable, Folding, Kayaking, Klepper, Solar Powered Related Articles:…
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  • 4 Keys to Developing a Profitable Web Application

    John Morris
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    Building a profitable web application is often the fastest way to notoriety as a developer (just ask Mark Zuckerberg or Sergey Brin). It’s also often the quickest way to have massive impact on the world and improve thousands or even millions of people’s lives. And, of course, if you hit it big (and usually even if you don’t)… the pay isn’t too shabby, either. But, how can you ensure the web application you want to develop will be a success? Having worked at a successful tech start-up for the last five years, I want to share a few of my insights: 1. Build…
  • 7 Steps to Get New Web Design Clients on Autopilot

    John Morris
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:46 pm
    When I first got into the online business/internet marketing space (way back in 2004) one of the ideas I saw thrown around a lot was this notion of getting business on “autopilot”. I always thought it was a little silly. It sounded like straight up hype to me. I mean how is it possible to get traffic, leads and sales on “autopilot”… the same numbers week after week without a lot of input on your part? Didn’t seem possible. And, for a lot of years I simply wrote it off as hype and didn’t think much more about it. Then, I started getting serious about…
  • WARNING: Are You Ruining Your Career by Following This Common Piece of Freelancing Advice?

    John Morris
    9 Jan 2015 | 10:59 am
    When I first entered the web design world, I felt like a fish out of water. For a long time, I felt like I really didn’t belong. Admittedly, my background is probably a bit atypical. I wasn’t born a “geek”. I grew up in a military and sports-oriented family. My first job ever was working construction for my dad. I was a star football player in high school. And, I had a fairly extensive background in sales my first few years in the workforce. I certainly wasn’t in the Mark Zuckerberg mold of learning to code from age 7. I was 23 before I even know what web design…
  • How can a newbie freelancer become popular in freelancing websites?

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

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

    Vamsi Krishna
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Ever wanted to add your own custom menu icons to your WordPress theme just so that you can improve the aesthetics of your blog or website? Out of the box, WordPress does support adding menu icons by simply adding your own CSS and resulting classes to the menu items. This approach of adding menu icons provides greater flexibility but requires you to know a thing or two about dealing with the CSS and any other backend custom edits. So, if you just want to add the menu icons without all the technicality, then here is how you can use Menu Icons to achieve the task at hand.Using Menu Icons…
  • Easily Find Out Which Process Is Using Too Much Bandwidth in Linux

    Himanshu Arora
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:25 pm
    While there are many network monitoring tools available for Linux, most of them monitor network traffic to and from your computer or a particular interface. However, there are times when you want to nail down a particular process that’s using up too much of the bandwidth, and there is a tool, dubbed NetHogs, that lets you do just that.In this article, we will discuss the basics of NetHogs as well as the features it provides.NetHogsAccording to the utility’s man page, NetHogs is a small “net top” tool. Instead of breaking the network traffic down per protocol or per…
  • How to Quickly Hide the Desktop Icons in Mac

    Mahesh Makvana
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:50 am
    Do you often have to do a presentation on your Mac and don’t want others to see what’s on your desktop? It could be that your desktop is so overwhelmed with files and folders that it becomes unsightly or that there is confidential stuff that is not suitable for the public eye. Whatever the reason, you are probably looking for a way to quickly hide the icons on your desktop. There are actually two ways that you can use. The first method makes use of Terminal and the second one uses an app available on the Mac App Store. Let’s see how you can use both of them.1. Using Terminal…
  • Manage Your Photos with KPhotoAlbum

    Ivana Isadora Devcic
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Owing to the steady improvement of cameras on mobile devices, we now take more photos than ever before. We dump them into digital storage to make room for more and dread the day we’ll have to find that one photo from 2004 because we never took the time to properly organize our photos.It doesn’t have to be like that. There are many photo managers for Linux, but their primary purpose is often just viewing and basic editing. KPhotoAlbum is a small but powerful KDE application that can organize many photos at once. Unlike Digikam, KPhotoAlbum isn’t trying to be all things to all…
  • How to Check the True Bitrate of Your Audio Files

    Paul Ferson
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Digital audio is a topic that comes up quite frequently among computer users, and for good reason. There are enthusiasts who think nothing of buying the very best equipment and everyday users whose only consideration is audibility. Of course, there also exists the group which did not know it wanted to know about audio quality.Files are generally assessed on their bitrate. A 320kbps MP3 is obviously better than a 128kbps version, right? Ordinarily, yes. But it’s not hard to bluff the bitrate and mislead listeners through “upscaling.” In fact, upscaling can sometimes damage…
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  • HCL tablets – There are a myriad of choice

    Mayur Somani
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:45 am
    HCL is one of the popular and reputed brands in the international electronics’ market. With its wide range of products like laptops and tablets, HCL has successfully made its name to be known in the international competitive markets. HCL tablets lets you do more To continue this Endeavour of success, HCL has also released a […] The post HCL tablets – There are a myriad of choice appeared first on TekNoise.
  • Triporg – The personal travel guide in your smartphone

    Mayur Somani
    27 Jun 2013 | 8:45 am
    Organizing a trip is a wonderful experience. Choosing the destination is exciting but it takes a lot of time to plan what to do there: you should consider what is on, opening times, distances, etc… Triporg is here to help you! Triporg is the online trip organizer that in a few seconds helps you to […] The post Triporg – The personal travel guide in your smartphone appeared first on TekNoise.
  • HTC Desire 600 Smartphone, Will it attract the mid-level consumers?

    Mayur Somani
    1 Jun 2013 | 12:12 am
    HTC released smart looking; dual-SIM Android based Desire 600 Smartphone. Now it came-up with HTC desire 600, slimmer and center ranged dual-SIM handset. This device runs with Android jelly Bean operating system and fully featured Qualcomm 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 chipset. Designer presented device with Video highlight characteristic that provide utmost originality and highly multitasking capability. This […] The post HTC Desire 600 Smartphone, Will it attract the mid-level consumers? appeared first on TekNoise.
  • The day I felt like The Broadband Internet King

    Mayur Somani
    28 May 2013 | 11:37 pm
    As I have worked in the telecommunications industry for over ten years, I was well aware of the power that high speed internet technology had provided my company. We were able to stream data in near real-time, interact in webinars and conference call with clients from across the globe and utilize VoIP services to speak […] The post The day I felt like The Broadband Internet King appeared first on TekNoise.
  • Google Now is now Available for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 3, iPad 4 and All iOS 5+ Devices

    Mayur Somani
    9 May 2013 | 6:07 am
    Google Now has been busy making headlines since its launch and its one application that had created a deep anxiety among the users. The iOS users had been waiting in excitement for the launch of this app. Finally, Google has brought wide smiles on the face of iOS users by launching its most popular software […] The post Google Now is now Available for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 3, iPad 4 and All iOS 5+ Devices appeared first on TekNoise.
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  • How to Disable Auto-Update of Apps in Google Play

    shabnam sultan
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:53 am
    Do you start panicking when you find that Google Play has started downloading updates of your apps one by one by itself on your Android device? No worries, read on how to stop Google Play from auto-updating your apps. How to Disable Auto-Update of Apps in Google Play 1. Launch the Google Play Store app on your device. 2. Tap on the Menu on the left hand side. 3. Choose “Settings”. 4. Navigate to the “General” and you will find the option of “Auto-update apps”. 5. Select the option “Do not auto-update apps”- you will be getting three options…
  • Fly Mobiles Unveils 3 Qik Series Affordable Smartphones in India via Snapdeal

    shabnam sultan
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:51 am
    Fly Mobiles, UK-based mobile manufacturer has launched three smartphones in India- the Qik, Qik+ and Snap at an affordable range. The Fly Snap features a 4-inch display, a quad-core processor, sports a 5-megapixel rear camera along with a 2-megapixel front camera It has 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage which can be expandable. The Fly Qik comes with a 4.5-inch display, 1.7 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592 processor, 8-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel front camera. It has 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage and is packed with a 2000mAh battery. Whereas, the Fly Qik+ sports a 5-inch…
  • How To Find Android Phone When In Silent Mode

    shabnam sultan
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Losing your Android device can be very frustrating, especially if your phone is in silent mode at your home! If you are facing such a problem, no worries you can now find easily Android phone even when it is in Silent mode. An Android tablet or Android smartphone you can easily locate with the help of Android Device Manager. Android Device Manager is the best way which you can use to find your Android phone even in Silent mode. Make sure that you use the same Google account that is associated with your android device to log in to Android This is a post from: Techiezlounge
  • How To Make Samsung Galaxy S5 Run Faster

    shabnam sultan
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:25 am
    Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the most powerful and fastest smartphone. However, if your Galaxy S5 is running slower, there are few easy tips to make your Galaxy S5 run faster. 1. Turn Off Animations and Transitions Animations looks great on your smartphone but they affect the performance of your device. Turn off the transition animations. Go to About Device in Settings and tap the Build Number 7 times to enable Developer Options in Settings. Now, tap Transition Animation Scale and turn it off. Also See: How To Speed Up Android Dramatically 5 Android Developer Options Hidden Features You This…
  • Enable iCloud Back-up on iPhone in iOS 8

    shabnam sultan
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:13 pm
    iCloud is one of the best way to take a backup of your iOS device. iCloud Backup lets you to backup iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch without the need of connecting your device to a Mac or PC running iTunes. With iCloud your iOS device will automatically back up your data every day. You can take a backup of your Contacts, Apps, Photo library, accounts, documents, Health Data, HomeKit configuration. If you are unaware of iCloud back-up feature and looking forward to enable this feature in iOS 8, lets go through the guide to enable iCloud Back-up on iPhone, iPad This is a post from: Techiezlounge
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    Science + Technology – Articles – The Conversation

  • Reddit tackles 'revenge porn' and celebrity nudes

    James Meese, Research Associate at University of Melbourne
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Reddit is working to ensure the only nude images that appear on its site have the consent of the subject. Lotus Carroll/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SAIn a move to protect user privacy and curb revenge porn, social media site Reddit has banned naked photos that are shared on its site without the consent of the subject of the photo. The updated policy, which will come into effect on March 10, is partly in response to leaked celebrity nude scandal of 2014, “The Fappening”, where hundreds of images of celebrities were allegedly stolen and reposted on sites such as 4chan and Reddit. Actors Jennifer…
  • The words that make a successful research grant application

    Owen Churches, Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology at Flinders University
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:29 am
    What words appear most frequently in successful research grant applications? And how have they changed over the years? Sean MacEntee/Flickr, CC BY-SASummer is ending, and for researchers in Australia that means one thing: grant writing season is hotting up. It’s an intense period of creative thought and brutal focus. The decisions we make in February determine the sort of research Australia pursues for the next three to five years. It also affects where your tax dollars are spent. And since the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Projects scheme funds only 20% of the applications that…
  • Technology as a social lifeline for kids with Asperger's

    Stefan Schutt, Research Program Leader, Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing at Victoria University
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Dedicated spaces where young "aspies" can gather and use technology are helping them to socialise. Author providedTechnology is often maligned for having a negative influence on young people, particularly on their ability to develop healthy social relations and a sense of identity. But technology can also be a force for good. For some people, such as those on the higher-functioning end of the autism spectrum, technology can be a vehicle for personal and social growth. Many young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are drawn to computers. That’s not surprising given…
  • Machines master classic video games without being told the rules

    Toby Walsh, Professor, Research Group Leader, Optimisation Research Group at NICTA
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    Imagine a machine that can learn things from scratch, no pre-programmed rules. What could it do? Flickr/Marco Abis, CC BY-NC-NDThink you’re good at classic arcade games such as Space Invaders, Breakout and Pong? Think again. In a groundbreaking paper published today in Nature, a team of researchers led by DeepMind co-founder Demis Hassabis reported developing a deep neural network that was able to learn to play such games at an expert level. What makes this achievement all the more impressive is that the program was not given any background knowledge about the games. It just had access to…
  • What makes a popular science video on YouTube

    Will J Grant, Researcher / Lecturer, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at Australian National University
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:37 pm
    A screenshot from one of the most popular science channels on YouTube -- but what makes these videos so popular? YouTube/AsapScienceHundreds of hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, and hundreds of millions of hours are viewed daily, including many that cover areas of science. Despite this, if you want to use YouTube for science communication, reaching an audience is not always guaranteed. We’ve analysed nearly 400 science communication videos to understand what the successful YouTube science communicators do – those with numerous subscribers – that less successful…
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  • How to Prevent Time Theft in your Office?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:37 am
    Many employees would never dream of stealing money from the company’s cash register, but think nothing of stealing time. Many consider time theft a harmless and victimless crime, but the cost to your company can be devastating. The small business owner is often hurt the worst when employees commit time theft, so learning to spot […]
  • 5 Takeaways on How to Re-Purpose Your Content

    Howard Steele
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:07 am
    Today, in the era of inbound marketing, bloggers are feeling the pressure to produce more and more content to get noticed. But maintaining a steady stream of premium, engaging content can be time-consuming, as it takes a considerable amount of creativity, resources, dedication and hard work to write quality content. What’s the answer to this […]
  • WhatsApp Web: The Official WhatsApp Client for PC [All you need to know]

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Finally Bluestacks will get to relax because WhatsApp officially released its web client for PC and laptop users. Users have been waiting for this since months and finally WhatsApp decided to fulfill their request. With WhatsApp Web, users will be able to access WhatsApp on their pc and start messaging from there itself. How WhatsApp […]
  • How Smartphone Apps help Availing Maximum Discount in Online Shopping?

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:57 am
    The first thing that every shopaholic is concerned about is how to get the product at the best discounted rates. Online shopping has given a u-turn to shopping by introducing two best features- shopping from home and buying products at the lowest cost. Even a local store cannot offer a product at such a rate […]
  • Outlook Recovery Tool – A Optimum Alternative of Scanpst.exe [Review]

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:52 am
    Have you ever come across such type of situation when you have accidentally blotted out the Deleted items folder of Outlook? What could be more precarious than loosing access to all your important mails? Unfortunately, such kinds of mishaps can eventuate and restoration of lost data becomes a tough task to perform. Here, we are […]
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  • 2015: Seven Trends in Focus

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:05 pm
    by Dhaval Moogimane, Partner 2014 was a great year for technology, marked by continued innovation from the culmination of trends long underway to announcements in areas of incredible potential. A month or so into 2015, we look forward to another exciting year of continuing technological innovation. During Waterstone's annual strategic review in Chicago earlier this month, the conversation kept coming back to seven trends that - beyond all the excitement and hype - will have material impacts for our clients and partners. These are the areas we will be watching closely over 2015: The…
  • Customer Success: The Time to Act Is Now

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Shifting market dynamics, new delivery models, and rapidly changing customer engagement models are driving software companies to refocus on and prioritize Customer Success. The organizational transformation required to successfully deliver Customer Success is significant and touches on all aspects of the post-sale customer interaction. Dhaval Moogimane, Partner, outlines practical advice around four key Customer Success priorities that software providers should follow to kick start their efforts. Click here to see more ...
  • Interview with Gainsight Chief Customer Officer

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:33 am
    Customer Success has become an increasingly important topic in the software world.  Dhaval Moogimane, Partner, sits down with Gainsight's Chief Customer Officer, Dan Steinman, to discuss the most recent Customer Success trends and to talk about how technology can enable Customer Success.
  • A How-To Guide for Partnering with Peers

    16 Jan 2015 | 11:08 am
    There are many benefits for firms in partnering with other IT firms.  However, without a clear strategy and end goal in mind, the partnership can be ineffective or even potentially backfire.  Singu Srinivas, Partner, provides insights into the importance of properly managing those partnerships and how to get the most out of a partnership. Click here to read more ...
  • Insecurity in Fashion

    15 Jan 2015 | 2:58 pm
    As wearable devices become smarter and more seamlessly integrated with each other, they represent a potential source of convenience and productivity.  However, a flip side exists where wearables are both a distraction and a security risk at the enterprise level.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, explains the implications of wearable devices to enterprises and what IT departments must consider moving forward. Click here to read more ...
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  • Ubuntu Linux 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta 1 is here! Which flavor will you savor?

    Brian Fagioli
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Ubuntu is one of, if not the best, Linux distributions for beginners. Why? It is easy to install and easy to learn. In other words, it is not a daunting affair like some other distros. With that said, it is a great Linux-based operating system for experts too. As great as Ubuntu is, the Unity desktop environment isn't for everyone. Today, the first betas of Ubuntu 15.04 are made available, and Unity is nowhere to be found. As is customary lately, it is only the other desktop environments, or flavors, that get to shine for beta testers. Which flavor of Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Beta 1 will you…
  • FCC votes in favor of Net Neutrality... just

    Mark Wilson
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
    The Net Neutrality debate has been rumbling on for quite some time now, but today something of a milestone has been reached. After the campaign gained the support of President Obama, Twitter, and many others, today was the Federal Communications Commission vote on a number of proposals put forward by chairman Tom Wheeler. It is a victory for Net Neutrality and a great step towards ensuring that the internet remain open and free from controls by companies or government. The policy states, among other things, that ISPs may not charge for prioritization of web traffic. The vote was far from…
  • Google cheapens Android Play Store -- sells top app search spots to highest bidder

    Brian Fagioli
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:29 am
    Not everything has to be monetized. In business, the goal is profits, true, but that is not the sole reason for existence. The money is earned by the hard work of employees, and relationships built with customers. If you have no customers, you have no profits -- never forget that. If a company takes advantage of customer trust and the overall relationship, the customers may become fatigued to the practices. This brings us to Google. It is a company that is near and dear to our hearts. The world is a better place because of the search giant and its offerings. With that said, the company and…
  • Emailage fights fraud with email address scoring

    Ian Barker
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:42 am
    Email is the most common form of digital ID, used to login to websites, complete transactions and more besides. This means that over time each email address develops its own unique reputation and digital life based on its past behavior and actions online. Phoenix-based startup company Emailage has used this to develop a risk scoring system for email addresses which will help companies to reduce the risk of fraudulent transactions. Emailage has successfully flagged over 2 million transactions as risky in the past year alone, amounting to $150 million it's saved customers. The company has now…
  • Agile versus waterfall development: The case for agile

    Alok Sinha
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:39 am
    Agility and flexibility are top of mind when it comes to delivering IT projects. With that being the case, the traditional waterfall development approach, which requires each step of a project to be completed before the IT team can move onto the next, seems a bit outdated. Enter the agile development technique. This iterative development method should be the go-to today. It's based on collaboration and continuous development, and differs from the waterfall approach in that it can be characterized as being adaptive rather then predictive. Essentially, with agile, the requirements gathering,…
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    Tech Prezz

  • Micromax to launch Bolt D321 Android Smartphone, listed on official Website

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

    David Robert
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:25 am
    Dell has taken the wrap off its new gadgets at CES 2015. Starting with thin and nearly bezel-less laptop looks a good start. XPS 13 is one of its flagships and this time comes...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro

    6 Jan 2015 | 10:17 am
    Pros Huge display (5.3 inches) High-resolution screen (1080 x 1920 pixels) High pixel density (416 ppi) High screen-to-body ratio (74.42 %) Dual SIM support 8-core processor Lots of RAM (2 GB) Fast internet support...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • HP Stream, Pavilion Mini are tiny Windows Desktops; Specs, Price and Release Date

    David Robert
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:02 am
    HP has unveiled  stylish tiny Windows 7 desktops at the CES 2015. The desktops that sit perfectly in your palm have a round shape and smooth and flat top. And there is the brand...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
  • Oppo N3

    28 Dec 2014 | 9:35 am
    Pros Huge display (5.5 inches) High-resolution screen (1080 x 1920 pixels) High pixel densitiy (401 ppi) High-resolution rear and front camera (16 megapixels) Dual SIM card support Quad core processor Lots of RAM (...This post was first found on Tech Prezz
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  • Get All the Chromecast Offers Outside US Including $6 Credits

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

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

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

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.WhatsApp has finally launched its Web Client titled “WhatsApp Web”. The Web client is a mirror of your WhatsApp application on mobile.Hence to use it, you need to have an internet connection on your mobile device too.The WhatsApp web client will work only if you are using the WhatsApp application on any of the following phones:Android.Windows Phone.BlackBerry.Again, the web client will work only on Google Chrome at the moment.Currently the service is not available for iOS users because of Apple’s Platform restrictions on…
  • Firefox’s Spell Check Not Working? Here is a Simple Fix

    5 Dec 2014 | 11:16 am
    Hello, Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.When I upgraded my Firefox to the (then) latest version v33.0 I lost my spell check feature in the browser, those tiny zigzag(?) red lines below your misspelled words.I didn’t consider looking for a solution thinking the next update would have it fixed. Then came the version 34.0 which apparently arrived very fast. But this hadn’t fixed the problem either.Finally I decided to ‘Google’.Then found out that it was rather a simple fix.. Which didn’t require a RESTART! The happiness on a Firefox user’s face…
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  • Unravelling The Mysteries of the Little Black Box Review

    Aron Kramer
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    IntroductionToday I’m reviewing Unravelling The Mysteries of the Little Black Box by Shaun Hines. This e-book has made quite an impression already and focuses on the art of photography. Correctly predicted by Shaun Hines is that the market was already heavily saturated with a lot of books and manuals on the subject, so he chose specific guidelines to make the book stand out. Without further ado, on to the review. Beautiful learningIn Unravelling The Mysteries of the Little Black Box readers are not only presented with a lot of great information for not only photographers but enthusiast…
  • Apple’s Siri to be fluent in more languages

    Katrina Canlas
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Looks like Apple’s Siri, a voice application that serves as a “personal assistant and knowledge navigator” for Apple mobile device users, is taking more language classes.In the upcoming release of iOS 8.3, Apple’s Siri is expected to be fluent in more languages. These new languages include Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish. Additionally, Siri will also be more fluent in different English accents specifically in the New Zealand region.In the previous releases, Siri is already adept in several languages including Cantonese, French, German,…
  • 10 Inspirational Lessons from Steve Jobs, Happy 60th Birthday

    Katrina Canlas
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Steve Jobs would have been 60 today. Although he isn’t with us anymore, his legacy as Apple’s founder lives on. These tidbits from his genius make us miss him more.From his innovative ideas to his entrepreneurial success, we can learn a lot of things that we can apply on our lives.Here are some inspirational life lessons from Steve Jobs.1. Don’t let anything slow you down.“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” -Steve…
  • A Parcel Of Courage iPad App Review

    Aron Kramer
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am
    A Parcel of Courage - interactive picture book with an extra original set of 4 learning gamesMariya StavinskayaBooks$ 2.99DownloadIntroductionWhile a lot of developers choose to stick to what’s in at the moment there are other less conventional developers out there. Those that have read more reviews from me on Tapscape know that I really praise innovation and that a big part of my critique is also based on that factor. Today I got the chance to check out A Parcel Of Courage by Moonagroup, an app aimed at children aged 3-7. I was really stoked when I read what the app had in store…
  • Ten Sum iPad Game Review

    Aron Kramer
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:03 am
    TEN SUMMarc SockelGames$ 0.99DownloadIntroSince the release of good old Tetris way back in the day there have been countless variations on the game released on nearly every platform. From Candy Crush Saga to Dr. Mario, the genre seems like an inexhaustible source of inspiration for puzzle game developers and designers alike. Now I know not all these games are exactly the same (else we would be done quite fast, wouldn’t we) but there certainly seems to be a core mechanic that can be revived with just the most subtle change.Ten Sum by Marc Sockel is the latest game I’ve played…
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  • Screenshots of Windows Phone 10 – How different from 8.1?

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

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

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

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

    Athul S
    1 Jan 2015 | 3:59 am
    How to Enable Right-To-Left Layout in Android: We all are very much comfortable with the traditional left-to-right text alignment. But left hand users may feel more comfortable in a right-to-left text alignment for taping and all. If your device’s system language is one that uses a right-to-left script (like Arabic, or Hebrew), the change from LTR to RTL is done automatically. To force right-to-left layouts on your Android device follow the below steps, Step 1: Go to Menu and select Settings Step 2: If you can see Developer Options and access it you can skip this step, else continue with…
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  • Diageo Makes Johnnie Walker Bottle ‘Smart’, Puts Smiles On Marketing Folks

    mike chua
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Everything is going ‘smart’ today. You know. TVs, cellphones, automobiles, appliances and a myriad of other everyday thing, but the last thing you expect to be ‘smart’ is a bottle, or alcohol bottles to be more specific. A smart bottle is exactly what the world biggest name in alcohol beverage Diageo has developed. Working with Thin Film Electronics ASA, a developer of printed electronics and smart systems (but, of course), Diageo has unveiled a prototype Johnnie Walker Blue Label “smart bottle”. Usually a smart device benefits consumers, but this connected bottle will benefit its…
  • Stesco Wants to Turn Two iPhones into One 3D Stereoscopic Camera

    mike chua
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:15 am
    iPhone can do a lot of things, but one thing it can’t do is to take true 3D stereoscopic photos, well, that’s until now. Meet Stesco and Sesco app. Together they will turn two iPhones into one device that takes high-quality 3D stereoscopic photos and videos. Stesco is certainly not the first to bring 3D photography to iPhone; but it stands out as one that (boldly) suggesting that you should do so with two iPhones instead of tricking the a lone device to think it has two lenses. What it offers is a nifty accessory, a socket of sort, that joins two devices together, but that’s as far as…
  • This Pair of Gloves Goes Beyond Touchscreen-friendly, Has NFC for Quick Access to Any App

    mike chua
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Gloves that play well with touchscreen device are not new, but here’s an uber sleek pair, dubbed Touchpoint 2.0, from Toronto-based fashion label August Brand that goes beyond touchscreen-friendly; it is NFC-enabled too, thus affording you quick access to any app with just a tap of the gloves’ finger or wrist. Wearability and esthetic of the Touchpoint 2.0 are addressed by a sophisticated, handcrafted soft sheepskin exterior, insulated soft fleece on the inside to keep your hands cosy and warm, tailored cuffs for easy slipping in and out, and matte black hardware. Aesthetic and…
  • Swarovski Had Its Hand on The Oscars Again, This Time with 95,000 Crystals

    mike chua
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:40 am
    So Birdman did not have a swooping win at the 87th Academy Awards aka Oscar 2015, American Sniper failed to bag the Best Picture, and the Actor in a Leading Role eluded the future Doctor Strange, but all those had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that Swarovski has yet again, lent some sparkle to the event with 95,000 crystals. This was the eighth year the Austrian crystal specialist has dressed up the Dolby Digital Theatre in Los Angeles for the movie industry biggest event and the third time it has worked with Tony Award-winning production designer Derek McLane. So now you know where…
  • This Wearable Robot Will Feed You Tomatoes While You’re Running

    mike chua
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:25 am
    Wearable tech is commonplace today, but a wearable robot? Or to be more specific, a wearable robot that feeds you with tomatoes while you are running? That has got to be the first and we are no kidding cos’ there is really such a contraption. As might have guessed, it hails from the Land of the Rising Sun. Surprised? I am sure you are not. Dubbed Petit-Tomatan, this wearable robot is a marketing effort by Japan’s tomato giant (yes, tomato giant) Kagome and was used by one of its employee to run the Tokyo Marathon. Apparently, tomatoes are good for combating fatigue by providing the…
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • LG Announces Watch Urbane Variant with LTE and NFC, Might Not Run Android Wear

    Liviu Anca
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:18 pm
    A few days ago we were presenting you the Watch Urbane, the new LG smartwatch that will be displayed at the company’s booth at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. Even though the LG Watch Urbane has yet to make a public appearance, the South Koreans have already announced that a new variant is coming: […]
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet With 2K Display & Xperia M2 Aqua Reportedly Coming at Mobile World Congress

    Babu Mohan
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:27 am
    After claims of Sony not showing off any new product at the Mobile World Congress this year, we finally are getting some indication on what we can expect from the Japanese company at MWC this year. So far, it looks like Sony will be announcing two new products at the event – a tablet and […]
  • New Photos of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Leaked Ahead of Release Date

    Liviu Anca
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    The Samsung Galaxy S6 release date is right around the corner and today we get to see the new smartphone posing for the camera next two its three-sided Galaxy S6 Edge brother. The photos aren’t as clear as we have wished, but at least we have something to work with. The leaked photos also offer a glimpse of […]
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop Update for HTC One M7 Is Now Rolling out in Europe

    Liviu Anca
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    If you live in Europe and you happen to own a HTC One M7, then we have great news for you. The HTC One M7 Android 5.0 update is now rolling out, complete with HTC Sense 6 tweaks and Lollipop-specific goodies. The announcement was made on Twitter by Jeff Gordon, Senior Global Online Communications Manager at HTC. Furthermore, Twitter […]
  • Galaxy S5 Mini Lollipop OTA Update to be Released in April

    Andrei Prescura
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:28 am
    Android 5.0 Lollipop has been already officially released for most of the high end Samsung branded devices out there, which means that from now we should see further OTAs rolled out for the budget friendly and mid range Android powered smartphones. And among these devices we must mention the Galaxy S5 Mini, which will apparently […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • Google Wallet to come pre-installed on Android phones. And, Google makes a deal with SoftCard

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:06 am
    Google's mobile payments app, Google Wallet, will come pre-installed on Android phones sold by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, beginning later this year. And, Google has acquired technology and intellectual property from Softcard which was founded in 2010 by these wireless carrier companies. Google made this announcement in a blog post. The Google Wallet app was first introduced in 2011. It stores credit card, loyalty card and coupon information digitally. Google Wallet users simply need to tap an NFC-enabled smartphone on a tap-and-pay credit card reader when they pay for things in stores. They…
  • Low-power Radio chip for the “Internet of things”

    22 Feb 2015 | 11:53 pm
    At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) in Las Vegas, the big theme was the “Internet of things” (IoT) — the idea that everything in the human environment, from kitchen appliances to industrial equipment, could be equipped with sensors and processors that can exchange data. But, realizing that vision requires transmitters that are powerful enough to broadcast to devices dozens of yards away but energy-efficient enough to last for months — or even to harvest energy from heat or mechanical vibrations. A key challenge is designing these circuits with extremely low standby…
  • Apple is working on Electric Cars.

    20 Feb 2015 | 8:38 am
    The Tech company Apple has been busy assembling a team to work on an automobile. According to the New York Times report, the company has collected about 200 people over the last few years — both from inside Apple and from potential competitors like Tesla — to develop technologies for an electric car. People are naming it as Apple Car or icar. The car project of Apple is still in its prototype. It could also go nowhere if Apple struggles to find a compelling business opportunity in automobiles, a business that typically has much lower sales margins than the products the company currently…
  • MIT's new drug-delivering nanogel can be injected instead of requiring surgery.

    20 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    Scientists are interested in using gels to deliver drugs, because they can be molded into specific shapes and designed to release their payload over a specified time period. However, current versions are not always practical, because they must be implanted surgically. To help overcome that obstacle, MIT chemical engineers have designed a new type of self-healing hydrogel that could be injected through a syringe. Such gels can carry one or two drugs at a time. They are useful for treating cancer or heart disease. This nanogel can change shape when applying stress to it, and it can re-heal when…
  • Colorful "Robot Garden" for helping kids to learn programming easily.

    19 Feb 2015 | 1:12 am
    A team from MIT has found a way to get kids excited about programming. They have developed a "robot garden" with many fast-changing LED lights and more than 100 origami robots that can crawl, swim, and blossom like flowers. And it demonstrates distributed algorithms. Video Credit: MIT CSAIL Source: Subscribe to our YouTube channel at
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  • App del giorno, ecco la nuova versione

    Gio Tuzzi
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:44 am
    Tutti quegli utenti che sono abituati ogni giorno a dare uno sguardo all’app gratuita del giorno mediante il titolo denominato “App del giorno” si sono trovati di fronte ad una particolare situazione nel corso degli ultimi giorni. Infatti, è stata realizzata una nuova versione dell’applicazione, che è stata proprio auto-proposta agli utenti per poter continuare a sfruttare le offerte giornalmente. E’ stato certamente il modo più intuitivo e comodo per poter annunciare a tutti l’arrivo della nuova versione, che si è rinnovato un pochino dal punto di vista grafico, che adesso si…
  • Hi tech, un aiuto tecnologico agli agricoltori

    Gio Tuzzi
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Avreste mai immaginato di poter un giorno avere a che fare anche con un contadino hi-tech? La tecnologia, lo sappiamo alla perfezione, sta facendo passi da gigante, anche in questa direzione, dal momento che è stato svelato un prototipo del tutto particolare che si fonda su un banca dati di proprietà del Cnr di Torino, che è in grado di prevedere tutti i vari effetti dei cambiamenti che avvengono a livello climatico e che offre ai contadini la possibilità di sfruttare con minor frequenza i pesticidi. Stiamo facendo riferimento ad una nuova applicazione che è in grado di gestire le…
  • Webank, in arrivo due nuove app

    Gio Tuzzi
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:52 am
      Il popolo italiano, statistiche alla mano, si può considerare come uno di quelli che muovono maggiormente le dita per messaggiare e comunicare con i dispositivi mobili. Ecco spiegata la ragione per cui la Banca Popolare di Milano ha voluto garantire ai clienti del servizio Webank due applicazioni nuove di zecca: stiamo parlando dell’app banking per smartphone e di una versione notevolmente migliorata della piattaforma di trading T3 per dispositivi mobili Android. Partiamo dalla nuova app banking per smartphone: tutta un’altra cosa rispetto alla versione precedente, sia sotto il…
  • Google Maps è lento? Ecco cosa fare.

    22 Feb 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Il nuovo Google Maps è stato reso pubblico da qualche tempo, con delle numerose novità. Una delle più interessanti è la modalità innovativa con la quale è stato introdotto, che aumenta la realistica visione della mappa che stiamo vedendo. Ma alcuni preferiscono ancora la modalità classica. Perché? A parte le persone che vogliono rimanere fedeli, ci sono quelle che hanno difficoltà a navigare nella nuova modalità in modo fluido, riscontrando scatti e blocchi. Ecco qualche consiglio per cercare di eliminare o limitare il problema. Il rito degli aggiornamenti…aggiornate il browser,…
  • Disabilitare Recall e Chiamami di Vodafone

    Gio Tuzzi
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:17 am
    Dallo scorso mese di luglio, Vodafone ha provveduto ad apportare un notevole rincaro ai servizi Recall e Chiamami, che sono diventati a pagamento. E non costano nemmeno poco, visto che portano via automaticamente dal credito personale sei centesimi di euro ogni giorno in cui vengono utilizzati tali servizi, mentre in caso di non utilizzo nessun costo sarà addebitato all’utente. Nel caso in cui non si avesse intenzione di adempiere a questi costi aggiuntivi, allora il consiglio migliore è quello di provvedere alla loro disattivazione, in modo tale da non veder scemare il proprio credito…
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  • Why SHOULDN’T You Buy Twitter Followers?

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Guest Blog Post by Robert Dupont of the excellent social media marketing blog #SMMGuide. By now, it’s no secret that many people—from mom bloggers to celebrities to politicians—have acquired a portion of their social media following by simply purchasing it. Last year, there was a brief media outrage when it was reported thatHillary Clinton had bought Twitter followers, much to the delight of her adversaries who were quick to condemn the former First Lady for her “immoral” behavior.Now that the public has had some time to reflect on this revelation, what should we make of this…
  • How To Cut Off Selling to Specific Parts of the World

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
    Due to the new European Union regulations, many merchants are choosing to not sell products (specifically digital ones) to people living in the E.U.  If you are looking to not sell to buyers in the European Union, or any other part of the world, there is a way to set this up within our system. The steps to set this up may seem strange, but it will accomplish the outcome you are looking for.To start, you will need to enable shipping in your products. To do this go to Seller Admin>View/Edit/Delete Products, select a product and click Edit. On the following page add a check mark to the…
  • Top 5 App Marketing Mistakes

    19 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Guest blog post by David Bell, CEO of Gummicube. Most app marketing executives have a tough road ahead of them. There’s no clear way for many to understand the true volume of app store searchesfor any particular keyword, and competition across verticals is proliferating daily. Fortunately, we’ve been able to accurately track categorical trends, search volumes, and user preferences, but of course our proprietary methodology isn’t accessible to just anyone. So, app marketing experts operating with a technological blindfold are making guesses about the best app marketing…
  • How to Offer Free Checkouts to Promote Your Product

    18 Feb 2015 | 2:11 pm
    You may have noticed that the payment processors we integrate with do not allow free checkouts. But you might not know that we have our own free checkout feature you can use. With this feature, your buyer pays nothing and we do not charge a per transaction fee. This is a great option for teaser products. For example: if you want to offer a free song download to entice your fans and potential fans to buy your whole album. We can only provide a set number of free checkouts based on the subscription plan level that you have, from 100 up to 1000 per day. But here’s how you can temporarily…
  • How to Find Your Target Market

    16 Feb 2015 | 2:06 pm
    When you are ready to start advertising your business, the first step is to determine who your target market is. You might have an inkling - and that's awesome! - but instead of going with your gut, go get yourself some proof. Once you have a few questions answered about your buyers, you can start budgeting for ads on sure footing. In this first How to Advertise post in our new series, we'll help you find out who you should be advertising to. Keep in mind, building this foundation is key to marketing your products.Read more »
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  • Vertex Standard Releases New Battery Product!

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    FNB-VI29LIIS UNI Intrinsically Safe Battery Vertex Standard has released a Universal Energy (UNI) battery for Intrinsically Safe radios, expanding their revolutionary Universal Energy system to more of their models. The UNI battery system maximizes efficiency by using a single battery and charger for multiple radio series, making Vertex Standard radios even more convenient for customers, while not increasing their cost. The FNB-V129LIIS battery is the newest UNI battery to be released and is compatible with the VX-820, VX-920, VX-P820, and VX-P920 Series two way radios. The FNB-V129LIIS is a…
  • Winter Storm Neptune Emergency Precautions

    13 Feb 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Winter Storm Neptune, a blizzard with the force of a category 2 hurricane, has been forecast to hit parts of the Northeast and New England this weekend. The heavy snow is expected to be accompanied by blasts of wind strong enough to cause widespread power outages and damage to property. With potential damage to homes and loss of power, Winter Storm Neptune is a reminder of the need for correct emergency preparedness. When communication is vital in emergencies, Motorola and Vertex Standard two way radios are trusted by police, firefighters, and public safety. Handheld radios can reach up to 5…
  • Visit All Charged Up at the 2015 Golf Industry Show!

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:03 am
    Visit All Charged Up ( at BOOTH # 10421 for great deals on the golf industry’s favorite radios – Vertex Standard communication radios starting at $169 and irrigation radios starting at $339. FREE shipping and FREE programming for all radio orders. All Vertex radios come with a belt clip, battery pack, charger, and an industry leading 3-year warranty. Stop by to say hi and pick up a free golf divot tool! Use our knowledge to determine which radio is right for you and take advantage of our unbeatable prices. All Charged Up knows the golf industry and proudly provides the…
  • EVX-531 Vertex Standard New Digital/Analog Two Way Radio Launch

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Fast Delivery & Custom Programming Starting at Only $329.00  – Now You Can Evolve to Better Communication You can afford to enhance your communications with the digital performance of eVergeTM two-way radios. eVergeTM radios are compact and precision-engineered to deliver value without sacrificing quality – giving you more capabilities and the flexibility you need to communicate at your best.  Prices start at only $329.00 with quick delivery and custom programming is available. For Pricing & More Information Contact: All Charged Up LLC 888-560-0758 or Visit us at:…
  • EVX-534 Vertex Standard Digital/Analog Two Way Radio Launch

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Fast Delivery & Custom Programming Starting at Only $359.00  – Now You Can Evolve to Better Communication You can afford to enhance your communications with the digital performance of eVergeTM two-way radios. eVergeTM radios are compact and precision-engineered to deliver value without sacrificing quality – giving you more capabilities and the flexibility you need to communicate at your best.  Prices start at only $359.00 with quick delivery and custom programming is available. For Pricing & More Information Contact: All Charged Up LLC 888-560-0758 or Visit us at:…
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  • Save Money with Groupon Coupons!

    20 Feb 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Everyone loves to save money, especially when it’s so easy. People have almost become obsessed with finding new money saving tips thanks Pinterest and various shopping blogs . One of the best and easiest ways to save money on a ton of different products is through Groupon Coupons. This awesome feature of Groupon provides thousands […] The post Save Money with Groupon Coupons! appeared first on Skyje.
  • The Easiest Methods to Get More from Your Website

    18 Feb 2015 | 7:54 am
    If you run your own business, it only makes sense to want to get the most you can from your business site. Getting a few thousand visitors a month is possible, but it won’t be easy. Getting the attention of people can take a lot of work. With that in mind, here are some of […] The post The Easiest Methods to Get More from Your Website appeared first on Skyje.
  • EaseUS Todo Backup Server

    6 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    If you are running your own business, then you should know the importance of having all your crucial data safe and secure somewhere. If ever there is any disaster should happen, you can count on a reliable server backup software to help you back on your feet in no time. EaseUS Todo Backup Advanced Server […] The post EaseUS Todo Backup Server appeared first on Skyje.
  • 4 Amazing Tricks That Are Guaranteed To Improve Website Rankings

    2 Feb 2015 | 6:37 am
    If you’ve recently launched a new online business, you are almost certainly spending a lot of money on promotion. Unless you have a unique concept, there will be lots of competitors all fighting for custom. So, you need to work hard to ensure that you come out on top. No matter how you might advertise […] The post 4 Amazing Tricks That Are Guaranteed To Improve Website Rankings appeared first on Skyje.
  • Make gorgeous designs with these awesome freebies

    1 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    First impression is the last impression and if it is great, it will be a lasting one. For websites, every owner and designer wants this very thing. To make a fully functional and visually appealing website, you need to make sure that the web elements are attractive, cluster free and something innovative and unorthodox. To […] The post Make gorgeous designs with these awesome freebies appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • All flash storage performance testing

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:21 pm
    There are some serious problems with measuring IO performance of all flash arrays with what we use on disk storage systems. Mostly, these are due to the inherent differences between current flash- and disk-based storage. NAND garbage collection First off, garbage collection is required by any SSD or NAND storage to be able to write data. Garbage collection coalesces free space by moving non-modified data to new pages/blocks and freeing up the space held by old, no-longer current data. The problem is NAND garbage collection takes place only after a suitable amount of write activity and…
  • VMware VVOLs potential performance problems

    16 Feb 2015 | 2:02 pm
    We discussed vSphere 6 VVOLs (Virtual Volumes) on this month’s GreyBeardsonStorage (GBoS) podcast with Howard Marks (@DeepStorageNet) and Satyam Vaghani (@SatyamVaghani, “Father of VVOLs”, CoFounder & CTO of PernixData). VVOLs queue depth problem? One performance problem from my perspective is that all VVOL FC IO is now funeled through a single Protocol Endpoint (PE) LUN for a single storage system. There may be some potential queue depth issues, but Satyam and Howard both said that queue depths have been greatly increased over the last decade or so and this shouldn’t be a…
  • Existential threats

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
    Not sure why but lately I have been hearing a lot about existential events. These are events that threaten the existence of humanity itself. Massive Solar Storm A couple of days ago I read about the Carrington Event which was a massive geomagnetic solar storm in 1859. Apparently it wreaked havoc with the communications infrastructure of the time (telegraphs). Researchers have apparently been able to discover other similar events in earth’s history by analyzing ice cores from Greenland which indicate that events of this magnitude occur once every 500 years and smaller events typically…
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    From Ravikanth's Blog

  • Containers – What are they? And, their history! – Part 2

    6 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    In the earlier article, I explained the hurdles in the traditional and virtualized ways of implementing workloads. Also, we looked how the DevOps challenges are demanding changes the continuous delivery and integration processes. Towards the end, I’d mentioned that Containers are an answer. In today’s article, we will see what are containers and some history behind containerization. Let us get started. In the subsequent parts, we will dig into each building block used within container technologies and understand how to use them. Note: If you are not a Linux user or never even…
  • Slides from Reboot Camp Bangalore Keynote: Cloud Computing for IT Professionals

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:07 pm
    I had the opportunity to do the keynote at the Microsoft Reboot Camp Bangalore. This is a community driven event with support from Microsoft. The theme for the event was cloud computing and Microsoft Cloud offerings. In my keynote, I talked about what cloud computing means to the IT professionals and how they should get ready for the future. Here are the slides from my keynote.
  • Containers – What are they? Why do you need one? – Part 1

    20 Jan 2015 | 8:49 am
    Containers? No, not the shipping containers but the much-hyped container technology in the computer industry. I am sure even if you have not used any of the existing container technologies, you must have at least read or heard about them. I am not the first one to write about containers and this is certainly not an in-depth overview of container technologies. I will eventually get there and show you how you can deploy different container technologies. This series of articles is about my own thoughts and a documentation for my own reference. In the process, I wish to help my readers as well.
  • Reboot Camp Bangalore – Learn about Microsoft Cloud offerings from the experts

    20 Jan 2015 | 5:20 am
    Bangalore IT Pro, PowerShell Bangalore, and BDotNet groups along with Microsoft are organizing the Reboot Camp Bangalore on January 31st. Reboot Camp is a India-wide event organized by Microsoft communities and is an in-person event. The Bangalore event features several community rock stars and Microsoft evangelists talking about Microsoft Cloud offerings both from a IT Pro and Developer point of view. I will be speaking in the IT Pro track about Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and Windows Azure Pack for building private clouds. Here is the complete agenda: Start Time Session Speaker…
  • Azure Resource Manager and DSC in PowerShell 5.0 at the PSBUG December Meet

    8 Dec 2014 | 8:07 pm
    At the PowerShell Bangalore User Group (PSBUG) December meeting, I will be talking about Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and changes to DSC in Windows PowerShell 5.0 preview. The ARM session will introduce the concept of resource groups and templates and demonstrate how to customize templates. In the DSC session, I plan to show a demo of partial configurations and class-defined resources in DSC. Here is the overall agenda: 9 AM – 9.30 AM – Registrations 9.30 AM – 10.15 AM – Changes to Desired State Configuration in PowerShell 5.0 – Ravikanth Chaganti, MVP 10.15 AM…
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    Geeky Stuffs

  • Wrike – A Complete Project Management Tool

    Shaan Haider
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Project Management is one profession that needs a lot of collaboration, what with balancing workloads, ensuring efficient time management, and making sure creative deliverables are awesome. Because of this there is a wide variety of useful apps and software related to project management, all aimed at helping you complete projects successfully. Earlier I posted about 5 must-have smartphone apps
  • Watch NFL Super Bowl XLIX 2015 Live Stream Online on iOS, Android, Desktop for Free

    Shaan Haider
    2 Feb 2015 | 3:47 am
    The 2015 NFL Super Bowl XLIX is here finally and people are getting really started about it. You can feel the excitement on social networking sites, TV and other media types. The 2015 NFL Super Bowl XLIX will be live in action this Sunday in which New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will fight to each other. If you are football fan who is also a tech savvy person then, the good news is
  • Nokia Lumia 830 : Hands-on Review, Specs and Features

    Shaan Haider
    1 Feb 2015 | 10:29 am
    Nokia Lumia 830 is popularly known as the “Budget Flagship Device” of Nokia as it is a mid range device but comes with some nice specs. We had the opportunity to try our hands on the Nokia Lumia 830 and in this post we are sharing the hands-on review of Nokia Lumia 830. All of the features, pros and cons of the device will be shared in various sections along with the hands-on review videos. So
  • HOW TO : Find How Many "Egg" Twitter Users are Following You

    Shaan Haider
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:21 am
    If you are a Twitter user, you should be knowing about the default “Egg” profile picture on Twitter. This is what every user gets right after signing up at Twitter as a profile picture. The idea behind the image is that you are a new user who is just coming out of the egg in the world of Twitter, tweets and the Twitter Bird. But to create an identity of your own, you change this default pic and
  • Top 8 SEO Tips and Trends of 2015 to Achieve Better SEO Ranking (Infographic)

    Shaan Haider
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:38 am
    Search Engine Optimization is one of the biggest online industry these days. One of the main reason behind is that nearly every business is joining the world of Internet and just like the offline world, getting ahead of your competitors in the online world is important too for the success. And that is why, SEO is an important part of the Internet and online world. Does not matter if you are a
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • Confessions of a Technology Profiler

    Joe Kinsella
    8 Feb 2015 | 2:52 pm
    After years of being in the closet, I'm coming clean: I'm a technology profiler. In my never ending search for good engineers, I instinctively form opinions of the quality of someone's software talent based on nothing more than what I see in their profile. It's like a facial tic I can't get rid of. For example, you say: "I write ASP.NET code to SQL Server in a big company", and I think: "No freaking way can you build complex software in a fast moving startup." Or you say: "I'm writing the multi-threaded backend of a cloud-based distributed system in a startup using Haskell", and I think:…
  • 5 Requirements Not Found In My Job Descriptions

    Joe Kinsella
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:43 am
    I get asked on a regular basis what I’m looking for in engineers. I think most people are expecting the answers found in a typical job description - e.g. CS degree or equivalent, 4+ years commercial software experience, work experience with modern language (i.e. Python, Ruby, Scala), multi-threaded programming, and so on. But there is a fundamental truth of hiring that often gets lost in traditional job descriptions: great engineers are not defined by their degree, number of years experience, or the technologies they work with - but by their core abilities / traits. Here are the 5 abilities…
  • 10 Steps To Finding a Job at a Boston Startup

    Joe Kinsella
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    It’s no secret some of the best job opportunities in the Boston area are in technology startups. Last year venture capitalists invested almost $5 billion in local companies, making the tech sector one of the fastest growing segments of our local economy. In addition to the professional freedom and challenges that comes with joining a startup, the re-opened IPO market and a steady flow of M&A hold out the possibility of financial success should you pick a winner. But choosing the right startup can be challenging for professionals already in the community, and even more so for those…
  • 46th Anniversary: The Mother of All Demos

    Joe Kinsella
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    Last year while reading Walter Isaacson's The Innovators, I was surprised to learn about The Mother of All Demos, a presentation by computing pioneer Douglas Engelbart in 1968. A YouTube video of the presentation is provided below. In the video you can see the heritage of many of the modern technologies and services upon which our industry is built (e.g. personal computer, mouse, document collaboration, peer to peer networking, and more). "I don't know what Silicon Valley will do when it runs out of Doug's ideas." --Alan Kay
  • The Mind of Marc Andreessen

    Joe Kinsella
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    I’ve made a few visits to Andreessen Horowitz over the last two years, and each time paid little attention to the books on the wall to wall bookshelves in the lobby. Arriving a little early for an informal coffee meeting last November, I spent a few minutes reviewing the books, which ranged from histories (e.g. Ambrose’s D Day) to tech non-fiction (e.g. Innovator’s Dilemma) to self-help / how-tos (e.g. Learning Rails). When the partner I was meeting came out, I couldn’t help but ask: “Where do all the books come from? Partners bring them in?” “Oh no,” he said. “Those all…
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  • Bitdefender Total Security 2015 Free 1 year License

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:11 pm
    BY Ramakanth Bitdefender Total Security 2015 provides all-round protection to your PC against the nasties of the internet. The suite includes everything from virus shield to firewall, banking protection and PC-tune up, to parental controls and high-level encryption.   Bitdefender Total Security 2015 is a high-quality security suite that not only protects your PC from viruses, but...
  • Steganos Privacy Suite 15 Free License

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:45 am
    BY Ramakanth Steganos Privacy Suite 15 is a good security suite for data protection, it’s easy to use, powerful and has lots of built-in modules to safeguard your data and privacy. A one year license of Steganos Privacy Suite 15 will cost around $70, but if you are interested in using  this privacy protection suite, then now you can get Steganos […] This is a post from
  • Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11 License for Free

    16 Feb 2015 | 1:56 pm
    BY Ramakanth Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11 is a feature-packed PC maintenance and optimisation suite that keeps your computer in good shape and ensure it performs at the peak of its powers. Over time your windows installation start to lose its fizz as detritus builds up on the hard disk, settings change and minor bugs start to appear. Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11 promises […] This is a post from...
  • OkayFreedom VPN Premium version For Free

    15 Feb 2015 | 3:36 pm
    BY Ramakanth OkayFreedom is a VPN service from Steganos Software GmbH, I think many of you already familiar with their privacy software’s . OkayFreedom VPN is available as free version and premium version, free version provides only 1GB data traffic per month, where as premium version will cost $5.95 per month and provides 10 GB data traffic.Now […] This is a post from
  • BitDefender Internet Security 2015 Free 9 Months License

    12 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    BY Ramakanth Recently the Romanian Security firm Bitdefender released the  2015 edition of Bitdefender Internet Security, now the security firm started a promotion and  offering a 9 month License of BitDefender Internet Security 2015 for free to anyone. BitDefender Internet Security 2015 arrives with a more more intuitive and redesigned interface, the new features in 2015 edition include...
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • A Closer Look At The Fujitsu PalmSecure Sensor

    Jason Slater
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    A Closer Look At The Fujitsu PalmSecure Sensor The PalmSecure Sensor is a new way of utilising biometrics (characteristics of the human body) for authenticating access to computer systems; although the technology could be used in a wide range of ... Read More
  • Review: Touch Mini Boombox Speaker

    Jason Slater
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
    The TouchMini Boombox, from Thumbs Up!, is unlike most speakers  I have seen. Yes, it is a portable speaker. Yes, it plays audio from a range of mobile devices wirelessly. No, it isn’t Bluetooth and it doesn’t require pairing of ... Read More
  • The Rise of IPTV & how it allows people to watch their favourite TV shows whilst abroad

    Jason Slater
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:59 am
    The number of people migrating, buying holiday homes or spending their 3-month sabbaticals in a foreign country is continually on the rise. For those TV lovers, an IPTV set top box is the answer to their prayers; in a nutshell, ... Read More
  • Review: Solememo Splash Proof NFC Bluetooth Speaker

    Jason Slater
    21 Feb 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Review: Solememo Splash Proof NFC Bluetooth Speaker Whilst Bluetooth speakers are commonplace these days I haven’t yet seen a dedicated splash proof version so I was keen to take a look at the SE90 Splash Proof NFC Bluetooth Speaker from ... Read More
  • The Daily Tech: Technology News Headlines for 21st February 2015

    Jason Slater
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:01 am
    Technology News Headlines for 21st February 2015 BBC News are reporting the story of a US start-up which we “be allowed to advertise a mail order DNA test that screen for a rare genetic condition”. The US FDA (Food and ... Read More
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  • [Software Update] CCleaner 5.03 Now Available for Download

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:10 am
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of CCleaner is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Good news for CCleaner users! Piriform has released CCleaner v5.03 to public which comes with improvements in compatibility with Windows 10 Technical Preview and other changes which are mentioned in the changelog given at the end. […]
  • [Software Update] Mozilla Firefox 36.0 Now Available for Download

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:55 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 36.0. It comes with following new features and updates: Firefox Sync now includes pinned tiles on the New Tab page Full HTTP/2 protocol support […]
  • [Guide] Download Windows 7 Setup ISO for Clean Installation

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:06 am
    Many times we want to perform a clean installation of Windows in our computers to fix various PC problems and performance issues. Installing a fresh Windows OS in computers always make them faster and more responsive. But to install fresh Windows, we need Windows setup disc. Usually computers come with Windows setup or recovery/repair discs […]
  • Get 200GB of Free OneDrive Storage Using Bing Rewards and Dropbox Account

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:05 am
    Recently we told you about extra 2GB of free storage in Google Drive: Get Extra 2GB of Free Storage in Google Drive Now its turn of Microsoft's official cloud storage service "OneDrive". Microsoft is also giving away 200GB of free storage to all OneDrive users. You just need to follow a few simple steps to […]
  • Download Microsoft OneNote 2013 Full Version for Free

    23 Feb 2015 | 1:03 am
    OneNote is a to-do and note taking program from Microsoft which comes bundled with Microsoft Office suite. It allows users to save notes in various formats such as typed, handwritten, drawings, clips, audio, etc. In past, OneNote was not available as a separate program. Users had to purchase and install the full Office suite to […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • Quest for More Durable Displays

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:08 am
    Our display survey revealed a consumer sentiment that should surprise no one: cracked mobile screens are a big problem worldwide. Applied is working closely with customers and others in the industry to develop manufacturing technologies that not only deliver high-quality, power-efficient mobile displays, but also enable more durable screens that can withstand being dropped and can better endure wear-and-tear over time. Read more
  • Is Now the Time for that New TV?

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    The next post in our display series breaks down the biggest and baddest TVs on the market ahead of the most anticipated broadcast event of the year: The NFL Super Bowl XLIX.Read more
  • Consumers Love Big Screens

    15 Jan 2015 | 9:33 am
    This next post in our series examines consumer attitudes towards TV displays with a focus on screen sizes and key trends coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.Not surprisingly, our recent consumer survey showed that bigger is better: respondents worldwide desire big flat screens.Read more
  • Happy Holidays!

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:18 am
    Happy Holidays from the Applied Materials Blog Team. Read more
  • Applied Ventures’ Holiday Wish List

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:35 pm
    From 3D printers to personal drones, the Applied Ventures team shares what tops each of their holiday wish lists. Read more
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  • Update Galaxy S4 LTE- A GT-I9506 with Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop Firmware

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    Galaxy S4 LTE-A (GT-I9506) owners can now update their device with Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware (N9106WZNU1BOA7) and enjoy all the Note 4 features, including the Ultra Power Saving Mode (UPSM) on Galaxy S4 GT-I9506 international variant. Ported by the XDA contributor t-shock, this... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Screen Backlight Off App Saves Battery When Playing Music on YouTube App for Android

    24 Feb 2015 | 3:28 am
    Screen Backlight Off is designed to turn off your Android phone’s screen backlight to keep the battery long last when you use YouTube app or any other video player app for listening music. In other words, you can use Screen Backlight Off app to save the battery when playing music on YouTube app.... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • How to Cast Screens Without Using Android Lollipop

    22 Feb 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Screen Casting is a built-in feature of Android 5.0 Lollipop, and it lets you cast whatever is on your phone’s screen to your Chromecast dongle. You will find the Cast Screen option by swiping down the notification bar with two fingers. But what if you have not upgraded to the latest Lollipop... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Install Android 5.1 Lollipop on Android One (Spice Dream UNO, Karbonn Sparkle V, Micromax Canvas A)

    20 Feb 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Android 5.1 update is yet to be officially released, but it is shipping in Indonesia as part of Android One project. According to the news sources, Android 5.1 Lollipop update will be expected to release in March and it is rumored that the Android One devices in India is among the first one that... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Fix Xposed Framework Installation Issue on Nexus 6

    19 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    Though Xposed Framework (v. 3.0) for Android 5 Lollipop has been released, it will not work on all devices running Lollipop, for instance on Nexus 6. If you try to install the Xposed on Nexus 6, it will not install. The main reason is SELinux kernel. As Xposed framework requires SELinux set to... [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

  • Amazing Apps that Enhance Realty Investment Portfolio in Hyderabad

    Bilal Sarwari
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    Real estate in Hyderabad is flourishing and the reason isn’t only because of its recently established political stability but its advancement due to some amazing mobile apps that are set to bring security and fantastic benefits to the city. The purpose of investment is to make money. When assets increase in value, profits also increase. Realty business in Hyderabad is very lucrative because of their more demand chasing after little supply of properties and space. For investment of properties to increase, values of properties must increase. And what leads to increase in their values is…
  • Super-Fast Recorder

    23 Feb 2015 | 4:43 am
    Are you wondering how to save audio files from the internet, or are you looking for a voice recorder for Mac. You no more have to search as the Movavi Screen Capture will provide you with all that you need. It provides with one of the finest AUDIO and video recording software that will help you capture all types of files. The interface is so simple that just in few simple steps you will be able to get started. The programs provided by Movavi are undoubtedly amazing and the other USP is the user friendly instruction that they provide along with it. Here are some easy instructions that will…
  • Why Is Branding And Design So Important For Your Website?

    7 Feb 2015 | 1:48 am
    Websites have become part and parcel of the communication tools that companies and small businesses need in order to be successful. These websites are available in different designs making it possible to select the one that is functional and can easily attract your target audience. Although majority of websites are designed by professionals web designers, in some cases they can be done as DIY project by people that have some skill in design. Nevertheless, if you are looking to grow your business through your website then investing in adequate branding as well as design should be a priority.
  • Gesture Recognition – The Next Big Thing?

    Mary Desilva
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Our expectations about what exactly our computers can achieve is changing. We’re no longer tied to PCs or even laptops, and flexible technology is starting to hint at a future where electronics easily (and consistently) interface with our everyday lives. Organic electronics is groundbreaking enough, but an additional ‘wow’ factor in future tech has to be gesture recognition. It’s surprising just how much can be achieved with organic electronics, and the incorporation of flexible technology and its use in applications such as bio-scanners is interesting. What makes this possible is the…
  • Benefits Of Relying On Websites For Renting Appliances

    17 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    In case if you are broke with all the renovation that you have done for the new house, it is better to check out for websites that offer appliances for lease. The merchants make it easier to hire the appliances and other electronic equipment like the television set and heaters. One can easily rent heater or financing camcorder that is readily available with all the websites. However, it is always better to choose only those that are proficient in the business. The electronic items will have the same quality and will work as per the needs of the buyer. An agreement for the items that are…
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  • Beneath The Slimy Skin Of Jabba The Hutt!

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    It is easy to forget with the use of CGI these days, that in the olden day’s things were slightly different. Take the Star Wars movie Return Of The Jedi, the Jabba the Hutt was not created by computer; it was made by hand and inside at the controls was a puppeteer. This is a […]
  • The Fogo Smart Flashlight And Outdoor Gadget!

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:41 am
    Getting out and about is easy enough, but there is more to making the most of big outside and this is going to require something that is robust, as well as smart. The Fogo, could be the answer to making being in the wilderness a little more comfortable. When it comes to survival, it’s all […]
  • Arrive In Style With The Mogo Electric Bike!

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:54 am
    The idea of eco friendly transport is not all about electric cars, it also includes bikes. Electric bikes are very popular, but they tend to be designed for the more able bike riders rather than just anybody, this is where the Mogo Bike is looking to fit in. The Mogo Bike offers the user the […]
  • Rechargeable And Eco Friendly Lightors Batteries!

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:39 am
    It makes no matter what sort of technology we use the chances are that there will be a need for an AA or AAA battery or two in there somewhere. This means that from time to time your technology become useless simply because the battery has run out of juice, this is not only disappointing […]
  • Official Batman Arkham Knight Game Trailer!

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:26 am
    There is not long before the much awaited Batman Arkham Knight game is released, which is bad news if you are waiting and yet it’s good news because that means we are getting official trailers like this one to watch. The game has been developed by Rocksteady Studios and will be available on Playstation 4, […]
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  • The Venture Capitalists Behind Superfish

    Michael Arrington
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Lots of people are talking about the Superfish malware debacle. People are starting to understand just how bad this situation is. What I haven’t seen so far why venture capitalists would have backed such a startup. Superfish investors, board members and advisors include Andrea Stavopouslos (Draper Fisher Jurvestson), Abe Finkelstein (Vintage Investment Partners), Anat Segal (Xenia Venture Capital), Shai Saul (DFJ again) and others. The company has raised a total of nearly $20 million in venture capital, from people I interact with all the time. Superfish tells the world they’re a…
  • We Deserve A Better Bitcoin Experience Than Circle

    Michael Arrington
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:34 pm
    I finally got around to trying out Circle today. Boy it’s bad. Particularly for a company that has raised $26 million. This is a space we’re interested in at CrunchFund, and are looking for who might be the breakout winners. Circle is supposed to be a dead simple Bitcoin wallet and money transfer service. But here’s my experience: 1. I created an account and tried to add my bank account and credit card to deposit money into the system (as Bitcoin). I had to give a lot of personal information. And I had to take a photo of my drivers license. And then I had to take a selfie.
  • I’d like a combined ebook/audio book product

    Michael Arrington
    3 Feb 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Just finished reading about a fairly stupid new book scanning product from Amazon and it reminded me of a product I’d actually really like to have – books that comes in both ebook (text) and audio formats, with tracking and the ability to switch back and forth at will. I read most of my books on my iPhone 6 plus now. Before that was an iPad. I also listen to audio books in the car and on walks. But sometimes it takes me months to finish a book in the car @ 13-20 hours of audio, and whatever book I’m listening to there in the car is of course a different book than the one…
  • MTailor Launches on Android. Get Yourself A Perfect Shirt.

    Michael Arrington
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Up until now only iPad/iPhone people could use MTailor, the app that uses your mobile device to scan you more perfectly than any tailor ever could, and have shirts made to your exact measurements. I last wrote about them in December when CrunchFund invested. Since then they’ve sold a LOT of shirts. They haven’t started offering pants or suits yet, but once they do they’ll already have your measurements. People on Android devices were frustrated that they couldn’t use MTailor. Now they won’t be frustrated any more. Get the Android MTailor app here. It launches…
  • The Conference In Detroit

    Michael Arrington
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
    Detroit. It was once the factory of America. No more. For most of us, Detroit has been a city in decline for much or all of our lives. The population has declined rapidly, and everyone has seen the images of abandoned buildings, drug violence and abject poverty. In other words, Detroit is the perfect place to begin anew. There is an energy there as people begin to rebuild. A willingness to experiment. A stubbornness to succeed. Tech startups can play a pivotal role in rebuilding, but infrastructure is needed. We are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of Detroit based startups looking…
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    SkotGat | SkotGat

  • Best device for Online Gaming with Slots!

    Rahul Banker
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:52 am
    Slots have been around since the 19th century, though the earlier versions were much more primitive compared to the games you can play today. Originating in New York, the game was invented when Sittman and Pitt created a type of gambling drum that consisted of a lever and 50 card faces. The players would pay one nickel to place their bets and when the drum stopped spinning, the outcome was based on poker hands. Winners would receive a payout in the form of drinks, merchandise and food. No money was awarded to players and so although the game gained some fans, it didn’t explode on to the…
  • Google I/O 2015 will be held on May 28th and 29th in San Francisco – Register Now!

    Pranay Patel
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:44 am
    It’s official! Google’s annual development conference will take place on the coming 28th and 29th May in San Francisco. Every year, a large number of tech enthusiasts waiting for Google’s this conference where Google introduces its innovative technology by launching a set of new devices and by introducing all new work that the developers have done in the whole current year. Just like every year, we all can see this event online. Yes, Google I/O 2015 will be telecasted live on YouTube.  There are many announcements made by the officials on a microblogging site, Twitter. And…
  • WhatsApp Starts Its Voice Calling Feature : See how does it look?

    Pranay Patel
    3 Feb 2015 | 2:45 am
    It’s been a long since we posted here. We had been busy with our different stuffs related to WordCamps and GDGBaroda, and for the very same reason we were not able to get you the latest technology news and updates. We are extremely sorry for not updating you for what we are actually here. Well, the good news is that we are back on the track and with this, today we are sharing about the much awaited feature from our own WhatsApp Messenger. According to the latest reports, WhatsApp starts its voice calling feature to a certain devices. We have the proofs of this feature along with its…
  • Gionee Launches World’s Slimmest Smartphone Gionee Elife 5.5 in India

    Rahul Banker
    30 Mar 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Boasting about thickness of just 5.5mm, Gionee is all set to launch its new smartphone Gionee Elife in India beating the previous record holder Vivo X3 which was just 5.75mm thick. First launched in China last month in February with a 5-inch 1080p display with 441ppi, powered by an Octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz includes a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with 2300mAh battery which is claimed to last for more than a day with normal to heavy usage. On the camera side, it has a 13-Megapixel camera attached to it on its rear with a 5-Megapixel camera on the front and the device…
  • First Look : The All New iPhone 6 Leaked

    Pranay Patel
    29 Mar 2014 | 1:08 am
    A stream of leaks about the next generation iPhone got back in the tech limelight. Yes, you heard that right. Apple is working really hard for its next generation smartphone, iPhone 6. And fortunately, today it got uncovered by a Chinese Website. The Phone got mentioned with its schematic design with its dimensions. According to the current tech period, Apple has to offer something like out of the World with this device. Surprisingly, Apple would introduce two variants of this new iPhone 6 with different sizes. Like we already have such variants of HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, the new…
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  • Kill your company, and other ways to keep innovation top of mind #AccentureIC2015

    André-Pierre du Plessis: Memeburn Editor
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:33 am
    The Accenture Innovation Conference kicked off with Johannesburg’s executive mayor addressing all the challenges South Africa’s capital is faced with. It seemed to be an unusually long list that after nearly an hour wouldn’t be resolved during the conference.  But when futurist Lisa Bodell took the stage, it felt like she was addressing both his and […]
  • Life in standard definition: how your tech perspective shifts moving from London to SA

    Christian Horsfall
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Could I live with the slow internet speeds in South Africa? Not a standard interview question, but relevant considering I was about to make the move from London to Johannesburg. My answer was an assured “Yes”. I don’t know why I lied. Had I answered “no” would I have still got the job? Probably. The […]
  • Women in business: 6 top tips for making your startup super efficient

    Stuart Thomas: Senior reporter
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:45 pm
    There are different types of women in business: The mompreneur who works from home and balances the demands of a growing business with that of their household, kids and husband. The solopreneur who works from home, refusing to hire and manage staff – they work with a slew of freelancers or consult or freelance themselves. […]
  • ‘Dying Light’ review: errands, Harran and the Zombie Apocalypse

    Wiehahn Diederichs
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Dying Light, from developers Techland (Dead Island games) is the first major title to be released in 2015 and is a game that will appeal to a variety of gaming tastes. From fast-paced free-running sessions with added parkour to zombie massacres to vast exploration, it offers a well-rounded and adrenaline pumping style of game play. […]
  • 4 things brands must do to ensure their content marketing remains relevant

    Diane Charton
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:30 pm
    After years of hype about content marketing, we’re seeing a backlash against the concept from consumers and brands alike. But this doesn’t spell the end of content marketing. Rather, it means brands must leave behind bad content marketing practices and focus on those that add real value to the business. That means honing in on […]
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  • Fireside Chat with Renee Schmidt at the IT SMB Meetup in NYC

    Renee Schmidt
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:12 pm The IT SMB Meetup in NYC hosts a Fireside Chat with Renee Schmidt January 14, 2015 – The Fueled Collective, Soho NYC Here are a few of the evening’s most exciting highlights, below… The one characteristic every leader should possess. What is the best way to approach solving a BIG problem? The reasons it’s important to get outside our comfort zone. How can IT organizations demonstrate business value? Entrepreneur or not —here’s why we should invest into personal branding. Machine learning —is it the next big thing?
  • Ramblings of an Entrepreneur

    Renee Schmidt
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    The life of an entrepreneur is not a particularly easy one. Doors open one day and for weeks or months new ones can remain shut. When doors are shut and no amount of knocking will open them, there’s nothing to lean on but certainty. Sometimes that certainty stems from a distant reminder of when a door unexpectedly flung open in the past. Other times that certainty borders on mania, stemming from nothing more than an inexplicable knowing from within. People sometimes remark to me of their admiration of how far I’ve come as an entrepreneur (how far is actually debatable, but that’s a…
  • True Happiness Can Only be Found in the Absence of Noise

    Renee Schmidt
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:37 pm
    It’s been quite a while since I’ve picked up my proverbial pen and sat down to write a blog post.  Anyone who understands me well also understands that my mind is constantly abuzz with information, thoughts, and ideas. But for whatever reason I’ve lately been unable or unwilling to take a breather —and a moment—to express myself. It’s been a compounding problem, as I’ll soon explain.  Over lunch yesterday with a dear and long-time friend who I hadn’t seen in a while, I was offered some simple and valuable advice: just start writing. And so I am. In an increasingly…
  • Fox Business LIVE: Will Consumers Buy into Amazon’s Fire Phone?

    Renee Schmidt
    19 Jun 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Fox Business News ( features Renee Schmidt (@FoxBusiness) Renee Schmidt, Founder & CEO of and consulting firm SheSquad is quoted as a tech pundit on the new Amazon Smart Fire Phone and emerging mobile industry trends. June 19, 2014 – Fox Business News LIVE Featured on Fox Business News under Technology at
  • Fox Business: Tips for Cleaning Up Your Digital Life

    Renee Schmidt
    6 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    Fox Business News ( features Renee Schmidt (@FoxBusiness Renee Schmidt, Founder & CEO of and consulting firm SheSquad is quoted as an expert source on technology, offering tips on how to clean up your digital life. June 6, 2014 – Fox Business News Featured on Fox Business News under Personal Finance at [Take the time to review who or what you follow online ... “We don’t often realize how all the stuff coming at us is shaping our world view,” Schmidt says.] [“Unless you periodically take a look at your public view on…
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  • Former Apple Retail Exec Ron Johnson Leads $16 Million Investment in Nasty Gal

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:35 pm
    The investment comes as Nasty Gal plans to open its second brick and mortar store.
  • Google Makes Another Media Bet, With a Venture Investment in Music Publishing

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Kobalt raises $60 million; Michael Dell is in, too.
  • Prepare for House of Cards season 3 with this 9-minute recap of the first two seasons

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
    We’re just hours away from the third season of House of Cards touching down on Netflix, which means it’s probably too late to catch up on the first two seasons. Thankfully, The Fine Brothers have published one of their infamous spoiler recaps on YouTube for anyone who needs a quick refresher on the story of Frank Underwood so far. DON’T MISS: Here’s every new movie and TV show you’ll be able to stream on Netflix in March Speaking of spoilers, Netflix nearly spoiled s
  • Hackers exploit router flaws in unusual pharming attack

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:27 pm
    An email-based attack spotted in Brazil recently employed an unusual but potent technique to spy on a victim’s Web traffic.The technique exploited security flaws in home routers to gain access to the administrator console. Once there, the hackers changed the routers’ DNS (Domain Name System) settings, a type of attack known as pharming.Pharming is tricky to pull off because it requires access to an ISP’s or an organization’s DNS servers, which translate domain names into the IP addresses
  • Facebook unveils a crucial new tool for suicide prevention

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Facebook unveiled a brand new feature it’s adding to its massive social network in order to help out some of its users who might experience a special kind of problem. Specifically, Facebook has created tools to provide more resources to people who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, as well as to their friends and family members who might spot such problems. FROM EARLIER: You can finally control what happens to your Facebook when you die “We worked with mental health organizations Foref
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  • Five ways of securing your Android smartphone from being hacked

    JT Ripton
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
    Sick of hearing about hackers getting smartphone users’ personal information? Worried that it might happen to you? If you’re an Android phone user, there are plenty of ways you can keep the hackers at bay. Use these clever tactics to secure your Android smartphone and keep your data the way it should be – private and protected. Use a ‘lock screen’ Were your phone to go missing, a lock screen is your first line of defence. It keeps thieves from either accessing your data right away and/or installing spyware on to it, buying you time to find or deactivate it. The…
  • The importance of cloud computing to tech startups

    Simon Jones
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:14 pm
    If you’re a digital entrepreneur looking to start a new venture, money is everything. Many business look to cloud computing for the low cost flexibility and scalability the technology offers. Databax provides cloud hosting services to UK businesses of all sizes. As an SME catering to the needs of other SMEs, they understand the hardships faced by small businesses. In order to find out how cloud computing has impacted UK tech startups, Databax has gone straight to the source to ask CEOs to share their experiences and insights. First up we have Hamish Lawson, founder and CEO of DaDa, a…
  • Security researcher releases 10 million username and password combinations ‘for research’

    10 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
    A security researcher has released the usernames and passwords from 10 million real user accounts online for ‘research purposes’. Utah-based Mark Burnett released the list of usernames and passwords in a plain text file through Bittorrent on Monday, but in a statement published on his website notes that the release may have put him in the cross-hairs of the FBI. In a section of the statement titled “why the FBI shouldn’t arrest me”, Burnett argues that this release does not break the law as he has no intent to use the data for criminal purposes. He said:…
  • Vodafone and O2 found to be UK’s most unreliable mobile networks

    10 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    Vodafone and O2 have been singled out as the UK’s least reliable networks, with EE and Three praised for their performance, in a new report. Rootmetrics latest report, which examined the networks’ performance for the second half of 2014, notes that there were improvements across all networks when compared to the previous period in terms of call quality, download speed, and mobile internet reliability. RootMetrics CEO Bill Moore commented: “The networks are all getting better. Consumers deserve reliable mobile experiences wherever they are, whether they’re making a call,…
  • Samsung Smart TV sparks privacy fears over recording living room conversations

    9 Feb 2015 | 3:03 pm
    The voice controls behind Samsung’s Smart TVs have raised privacy fears, after the company’s relevant privacy policy notes that the television may record what people say in their own homes and pass that information to a third party. Whilst Samsung does not name the company or companies that to which it send the audio recordings, Nuance is one likely contender as it provides voice-recognition and analysis to a number of technology companies, including possibly Apple’s Siri. Sending the data to third parties should raise alarm, as the data may be being sent or sold to other…
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  • Tips for Warding Off Winter Sickness – Nyquil to the Rescue

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:07 pm
    It seems like this is the longest winter ever!!! I know that it is not true. I think that the past 2 winters have been particularly bad here in the Chicago area. But this winter sure feels long! I am so over snow and cold! We have had some very cold temps here. Some people […]
  • Nissan Celebrates Haute Havens & The Feeling of Having it All

    19 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Nissan via Mode Media. All opinions are my own. People used to ask me all the time, “How do you get it all done?” The truth is that I never do. Sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day. However, perception is sometimes key. Even though I […]
  • Dreaming of Paris: A Foodie’s Vacation Destination

    18 Feb 2015 | 6:09 pm
    I absolutely love to travel. And I love to eat. I could give you a long list of destinations that I would love to visit. Although warm beaches are among my favorite destinations, if I made a bucket list Paris would definitely be at the top. I would love to check out the architecture. I want […]
  • Don’t Clutter Your Drawer. Sell Your Old Smartphones for Cash

    16 Feb 2015 | 4:40 pm
    I like to remind my readers time and time again about ways to make extra money from your used electronics. This time of year is very popular for upgrades. Starting at Christmas people get new phones, pass their old ones on to their children, or just stick them in a drawer. Although some wait until right […]
  • How ZEISS Digital Lens Protect Your Eyes From Your Many Devices

    10 Feb 2015 | 5:17 pm
    I have worn glasses since I was about 11 years old. Is it hereditary? The environment? Who knows. There are many factors that come into play when eyesight is involved. There were no electronic devices when I was young. (Yes, that makes me feel old.) But now, electronic devices are a part of life. So […]
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  • Massive SIM card hack might have been too sophisticated to be caught in time

    Chris Smith
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:45 pm
    A new Snowden leak a few days ago revealed that the NSA and GCHQ conducted a complex hack operation that focused on obtaining the secure encryption keys that protect mobile communications in devices with SIM cards. A subsequent report revealed that the goal of spy agencies might have been a lot bigger, as they may have been hunting for other security keys that would let them deploy spyware on any mobile device with a SIM card inside, and users would have no idea that anything had happened. Continue reading...
  • Prepare for House of Cards season 3 with this 9-minute recap of the first two seasons

    Jacob Siegal
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
    We're just hours away from the third season of House of Cards touching down on Netflix, which means it's probably too late to catch up on the first two seasons. Thankfully, The Fine Brothers have published one of their infamous spoiler recaps on YouTube for anyone who needs a quick refresher on the story of Frank Underwood so far. Continue reading...
  • Facebook unveils a crucial new tool for suicide prevention

    Chris Smith
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Facebook unveiled a brand new feature it’s adding to its massive social network in order to help out some of its users who might experience a special kind of problem. Specifically, Facebook has created tools to provide more resources to people who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, as well as to their friends and family members who might spot such problems. Continue reading...
  • Here are the Apple Watch’s first magazine ads

    Brad Reed
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
    With the Apple Watch launch coming in April, now is the time for the company to start turning up its ad campaign for the new device. Ad Age has snagged some pictures of the first Apple Watch magazine ads that are slated to appear in the March Issue of Vogue and they not surprisingly take a minimalist tack for showing off Apple's first wearable computer. Continue reading...
  • Watch this: YouTube’s 10th anniversary video is amazing

    Yoni Heisler
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:45 pm
    In mid-February back in 2005, a trio of PayPal employees founded and the world would soon never be the same. Without exaggeration, YouTube literally changed the way the masses consumed and generated video content. Continue reading...
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  • LG To Unveil Its Luxury LG Watch Urbane LTE At MWC

    Jatinder Paul
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    LG has announced today that it will be unveiling the world’s first LTE-enabled smartwatch to Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week in Barcelona, Spain. The LG Watch Urbane LTE, a next-generation wearable watch, will also include NFC and a host of other features that have never been offered before on a smart device for the wrist. The […] The post LG To Unveil Its Luxury LG Watch Urbane LTE At MWC appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Participate In Good France Contest On 19th March & Win A Trip To France

    Jatinder Paul
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:22 am
    If you have taste for French cuisine and has the desire to visit France for holidaying then here is your chance to see your dreams come true. You can participate in the ambitious Goût de France/Good France project that is taking place worldwide and is being spearheaded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development […] The post Participate In Good France Contest On 19th March & Win A Trip To France appeared first on TechVorm.
  • LG L Bello & L Fino Smartphones Get Price Cut In India

    Jatinder Paul
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:02 am
    LG India has announced just now that it has slashed the price of its two mid-segment smartphones – L Bello and L Fino to Rs. 13,250 and Rs. 10,700 respectively. The readers may recall that LG L Bello and L Fino werre launched in India in the month of October last yeat at MRP of Rs. […] The post LG L Bello & L Fino Smartphones Get Price Cut In India appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Motorola Launches Moto E (Gen 2) LTE & 3G Variants With Android 5.0 Lollipop

    Jatinder Paul
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Motorola has announced the launch of new Moto E ( Gen 2 ) smartphone packed with more features and functionality. To keep this improved variant in economical bracket, Motorola has kept the price affordable for new version also. The two variants announced by the Motorola are Moto E (Gen 2) 3G and the Motorola Moto E (Gen […] The post Motorola Launches Moto E (Gen 2) LTE & 3G Variants With Android 5.0 Lollipop appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Fly Mobiles Launches Economical Qik+, Qik & Snap Range Of Smartphones In India

    Jatinder Paul
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:14 am
    Fly Mobiles, based in UK, today unveiled three economical smartphones in India. These three smartphones are : Qik+, Qik and Snap, priced at Rs. 6999, 5999 and 2999, respectively. These devices will be available exclusively on The Qik+ features a 5 inch HD screen with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels (293 pixels per inch). It […] The post Fly Mobiles Launches Economical Qik+, Qik & Snap Range Of Smartphones In India appeared first on TechVorm.
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  • mSpy for Windows and Mac OS Quick Review

    Robin C
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:11 pm
    mSpy is a very popular and best mobile Spy Software now available for Windows and Mac OS X as well. No wonder why it is one of the top selling softwares, as it very easy to install and use on iPhone, Android, Blackberry and now on Windows 7, Windows 8 PCs and Mac OS X as well. You can install mSpy Spy Software on Windows and Mac computers to monitor them 24/7. mSpy Dashboard is one of the main reason for their success. Its super easy to navigate and access all the data collected from users iPhone, Android or Computers. We do have a 10% mspy coupon code at the end of this post for you to save…
  • Best Antivirus Software for Windows 8

    Robin C
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:18 am
    Microsoft Windows 8 comes with Windows Defender, which previously was Anti-Spyware app and microsoft added few more feature additions and made it as an Antivirus software. It does a decent job and offers basic level of security and protection to users. Windows 8 PC that is connected to Internet most of the time requires better security measures and practices from users side as well, than what Windows Defender offers. Windows 8 compatible antivirus softwares are plenty in numbers, but not all works well as promised. Especially the free antivirus softwares. If you choose the antivirus software…
  • Best Keylogger Apps for Mac OS X

    Robin C
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:07 am
    Keyloggers does the job of recording every single key strokes you make on your Computer. Windows has plenty of keylogger softwares available from popular software vendors, but mac has limited keylogger apps. Today we have hand picked few best keylogger apps for mac that runs stealthily and records every single keystrokes types using wired and wireless (bluetooth) keyboard. These are popular and widely used by security researchers and enterprises to monitor their employees activity. These mac keylogger apps are also used as best Parental Control software to monitor their kids computer and…
  • Best Remote Desktop Apps for Mac, Windows and Linux

    Robin C
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:25 am
    There are several Remote Desktop Apps available for Mac OS X, but very few works super fast and helps us to get the job done. Remote Desktop applications are very useful in connecting with remote mac computers, windows computers, linux computer, mobile devices, tablets to troubleshoot any problems, share and collaborate with colleagues and team mates, also to do a presentation. It is used for various reasons, and it is all about sharing the desktop to one or multiple persons remotely via Internet or even in Intranet. Corporates and Organizations use Remote Desktop Apps to effectively solve…
  • Kaspersky Coupon Codes 2015 up to 50% Savings

    Robin C
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Kaspersky Lab has popular security softwares in their store. All of them are very popular as well among Windows users. Kaspersky Coupon Codes 2015 brings you Savings up to 50% on Store Wide Kaspersky software titles. Kaspersky Internet Security 2015, Kaspersky Total Security 2015 and Kaspersky Antivirus 2015 are under 50% discount for limited time and you can protect your Windows 7, Windows 8 PCs from all types of malwares, viruses, worms and Hackers 24/7. Installing a proper antivirus or Internet security software, don’t just protect your computer from viruses, it also promises 100%…
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  • Data recovery from memory card made possible through EaseUS data recovery software

    Karan Israni
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:52 am
    A memory card is put to use in different ways and in different devices. This solid state flash memory card is an electronic device and can be used in mobile phones, digital camera, computer, consoles used in video games, music player, etc. You can keep on recording things on that without any problem. You can … Continue reading Data recovery from memory card made possible through EaseUS data recovery software
  • Using Social Media Technology To Find the Right Legal Representation

    Karan Israni
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:21 am
    If you need legal representation, for a court case for instance, where can you go to begin researching what firm or which lawyer may by your best option? In days past, options might be limited to local places, or perhaps word-of-mouth reputation from friends and family. Now, though, with the speed and filtering options possible … Continue reading Using Social Media Technology To Find the Right Legal Representation
  • Understanding Social Media Management for Your Small Business

    Karan Israni
    2 Feb 2015 | 12:32 am
    Social media has become an integral part of business as we know it. Many companies even hire a Social Media Coordinator, Community Manager or Content Strategist full-time to oversee their accounts across various online platforms.If you're just getting your feet wet in the world of social media, you may not be ready to hire someone … Continue reading Understanding Social Media Management for Your Small Business
  • Five Ways That Self-driving Trucks Will Change Freight Delivery

    Karan Israni
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:58 pm
    If you've ever had a tough time parallel parking your car on a busy side street, you may have dreamed of what it would be like to have a self-driving vehicle that could take over such a challenging moment on the road. The technology is here and available. Freight delivery and shipping services will be … Continue reading Five Ways That Self-driving Trucks Will Change Freight Delivery
  • 3 Keys to Successful SEO in 2015

    Karan Israni
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:40 pm
    SEO isn't static—it's changing all the time, and to be successful a company needs to stay on top of new trends and advances. 2014 brought many changes to the world of SEO, and 2015 will be no different. If a business were to apply the following three keys to their SEO strategy for the New … Continue reading 3 Keys to Successful SEO in 2015