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  • Logitech ConferenceCam Connect could make web conferences on the go a little easier

    Dave LeClair
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Logitech is aiming to make it easier for businesses to have teleconferences, with the introduction of its new ConferenceCam Connect. In offices where conference rooms are not equipped with teleconferencing equipment, Logitech's new portable offering should come in handy... Continue Reading Logitech ConferenceCam Connect could make web conferences on the go a little easier Section: Telecommunications Tags: Logitech, Office, Video Cameras Related Articles: Logitech Broadcaster Wi-Fi Webcam is made for video bloggers Logitech K480 keyboard lets you switch between devices Logitech adds Bluetooth…
  • MIT study redefines the role of meteorites in the formation of the early solar system

    Anthony Wood
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    Until now, it has been generally accepted that a meteor constitutes a time capsule – a relic of the early creation of the solar system that has fallen to Earth, allowing us to delve into the distant past by looking at the composition of the essentially unchanged material that formed the basis of planetary formation. However, a new study carried out by researchers from MIT and Purdue University seeks to challenge the established belief, asserting that rather than representing the kernel of planetary creation, that they are instead a by-product of the violent and often cataclysmic process...
  • Jerry Lee Lewis' 1959 FLH Harley-Davidson Panhead sells for US$385,000

    Mike Hanlon
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:49 am
    A Harley-Davidson 1959 FLH Panhead owned since new by Rock & Roll's original "bad boy", Jerry Lee Lewis, sold for US$385,000 on Saturday night, becoming one of the 20 most expensive motorcycles ever sold at auction. Lewis, a lifetime motorcycle enthusiast, was gifted the bike new by Harley-Davidson... Continue Reading Jerry Lee Lewis' 1959 FLH Harley-Davidson Panhead sells for US$385,000 Section: Motorcycles Related Articles: The Harley of Holies: Another Papal Harley-Davidson goes to auction Captain America Chopper from Easy Rider sells for US$1.35 million to become world's most expensive…
  • Bett Mobil transforms the VW Multivan into modular campervan-in-a-box

    C.C. Weiss
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
    Last week's CMT show in Stuttgart, Germany put the spotlight on a highly versatile Volkswagen camper van. The Bett Mobil carries a sliding pod (reminiscent of the DoubleBack van) inside a versatile camper-in-a-box package. The Bett Mobil's "second story" slide-out bedroom leaves cargo room below and is the key component of a fully modular camper package that turns the Volkswagen Multivan into a full-fledged camper, then removes completely to give the owner a standard van back... Continue Reading Bett Mobil transforms the VW Multivan into modular campervan-in-a-box Section: Outdoors Tags:…
  • Vampire bat-inspired drone can fly and crawl

    Colin Jeffrey
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:37 am
    Robot drones that can both fly and move about on land would vastly improve their usefulness by increasing the areas in which they could operate. Adding wheels of sufficient size to handle most terrains, however, would adversely increase both the weight and size of such a drone. Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), building on their earlier developments, have created a drone that uses wings incorporating movable tips, allowing it to both walk and fly... Continue Reading Vampire bat-inspired drone can fly and crawl Section: Aircraft Tags: Biomimetic,…
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  • Fashion Metric and the Rackspace Startup Program

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

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

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

    Robert Scoble
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:27 am
    What does $5 a month get you? How about unlimited cloud storage with BackBlaze to ensure that your photos, music, movies, and documents are backed up. Gleb Budman, CEO of BackBlaze, shows how they designed a 180TB storage server to make this possible. The entire experience with BackBlaze is meant to be easy: simply log on, sign up, and download an app that will automatically backup all your files. Ensure that all your files are backed up today.
  • Instart Logic: Making Your Apps and Websites Faster

    Robert Scoble
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:21 am
    Instart Logic is the world’s first software-defined application delivery service that is focused on speeding the internet experience that involves images, HTML, and JavaScript. Instart Logic has created a platform that reaches from the cloud all the way to the end user’s device by coupling application intelligence in the cloud with unparalleled control in the end user’s browser using web application virtualization technology. This enables radical new approaches to application delivery, analytics, security, and more.
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  • In the Future, Your Touchscreens Will Touch You Back

    David J. Linden
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:29 am
    You comfort your grieving friend online over chat, but you can’t reach out and touch their shoulder. You buy shoes at Zappos, comparison shopping all your favorite brands, but you can’t make eye contract with the check out clerk and smile at some silly joke they make. You get advice from a therapist online, but you can’t see in their eyes that your story touches a nerve. You flirt online, but you can’t sneak a kiss. The post In the Future, Your Touchscreens Will Touch You Back appeared first on WIRED.
  • Silicon Valley Has Lost Its Way. Can Skateboarding Legend Rodney Mullen Help It?

    Brendan I. Koerner
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    More than 30 years after he invented most of the gravity-defying maneuvers that still form skateboarding's basic vocabulary, Rodney Mullen is enjoying a strange sort of second act as a Silicon Valley thought leader. The post Silicon Valley Has Lost Its Way. Can Skateboarding Legend Rodney Mullen Help It? appeared first on WIRED.
  • What Life Is Like as a Human Cannonball

    Alyssa Coppelman
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Five times a week, “Bullet Man” Ruben Mariani is shot out of a cannon to entertain the crowds of Circo Mundial, one of Portugal’s largest circuses. Photographer Francisco Salgueiro captured the exciting moment for Circus Life, an ongoing project that goes behind the scenes of Portugal's 25 traveling circuses. The post What Life Is Like as a Human Cannonball appeared first on WIRED.
  • Why We’re Looking for Alien Life on Moons, Not Just Planets

    Marcus Woo
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Think “moon” and you probably envision a desolate, cratered landscape, maybe with an American flag and some old astronaut footprints. Earth’s moon is no place for living things. But that isn’t necessarily true for every moon. Whirling around Saturn, Enceladus spits out geysers of water from an underground ocean. Around Jupiter, Europa has a salty, subsurface […] The post Why We’re Looking for Alien Life on Moons, Not Just Planets appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Internet of Anything: A Virtual Assistant for Your Gadgets, From Phones to Refrigerators

    Klint Finley
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:19 pm
    The company behind a new virtual assistant wants to give telcos and electronics manufacturers a bigger stake in the Internet of Things. The post The Internet of Anything: A Virtual Assistant for Your Gadgets, From Phones to Refrigerators appeared first on WIRED.
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    Holy Kaw!

  • When dancing meets digital projection mapping [videos]

    Kate Rinsema
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:54 pm
    Think dance is the one art form that can't go high tech? Think again with these amazing combinations of live dancers and digital projection mapping, wherein technology adds elements of illusion to already impressive performances. The post When dancing meets digital projection mapping [videos] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • How to make floating bread hippos for soup

    Kate Rinsema
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Nothing tastes better on a snowy, winter evening than soup, and at the end of a hard day dealing with snow delays, icy roads, and soaking wet clothes, this would put a smile on anyone's face. The post How to make floating bread hippos for soup appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Magician Paul Daniels performs a fantastic “camera trick” on TV [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Although this clip is from 1984, it's still pretty dang impressive. Paul Daniels performs a disappearing trick with a camera. Ok, no big deal, right? Here's the rub: the camera is running, and there's a live feed of what the camera sees up until the moment it disappears. The post Magician Paul Daniels performs a fantastic “camera trick” on TV [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • Rowlf remake of Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend” reveals disturbing Muppet sub-plot [video]

    Kate Rinsema
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Color me shocked at the revelation that while Rowlf the Dog appeared to be comforting Kermit D. Frog over the sudden disappearance of Miss Piggy in The Muppet Movie, he apparently had an entirely different agenda in mind. The post Rowlf remake of Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend” reveals disturbing Muppet sub-plot [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
  • This hero built his rabbit a cart to fetch beer [video]

    Josh Urich
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    It's going to be hard not to want a rabbit after watching this video. Wallace the Rabbit has been trained to fetch his owner beer, using this hand-made (and very adorable) beer cart. The post This hero built his rabbit a cart to fetch beer [video] appeared first on Holy Kaw!.
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  • EFF Unveils Plan For Ending Mass Surveillance

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:20 pm
    An anonymous reader writes: The Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a detailed, global strategy for ridding ourselves of mass surveillance. They stress that this must be an international effort — while citizens of many countries can vote against politicians who support surveillance, there are also many countries where the citizens have to resort to other methods. The central part of the EFF's plan is: encryption, encryption, encryption. They say we need to build new secure communications tools, pressure existing tech companies to make their products secure against everyone, and…
  • Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Freshly Exhumed writes: Growing income inequality was one of the top four issues at the 2015 World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, ranking alongside European adoption of quantitative easing and geopolitical concerns. Felix Salmon, senior editor at Fusion, said there was a consensus that global inequality is getting worse, fueling overriding pessimism at the gathering. The result, he said, could be that the next big revolution will be in regulation rather than innovation. With growing inequality and the civil unrest from Ferguson and the Occupy protests fresh in people's mind,…
  • Why Coding Is Not the New Literacy

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:19 pm
    An anonymous reader writes: There has been a furious effort over the past few years to bring the teaching of programming into the core academic curricula. Enthusiasts have been quick to take up the motto: "Coding is the new literacy!" But long-time developer Chris Granger argues that this is not the case: "When we say that coding is the new literacy, we're arguing that wielding a pencil and paper is the old one. Coding, like writing, is a mechanical act. All we've done is upgrade the storage medium. ... Reading and writing gave us external and distributable storage. Coding gives us external…
  • Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:22 pm
    RogueyWon writes: For the last several days, some users of Ubisoft's uPlay system have been complaining that copies of games they purchased have been removed from their libraries. According to a statement issued to a number of gaming websites, Ubisoft believes that the digital keys revoked have been "fraudulently obtained." What this means in practice is unclear; while some of the keys may have been obtained using stolen credit card details, others appear to have been purchased from unofficial third-party resellers, who often undercut official stores by purchasing cheaper boxed retail copies…
  • Comcast Ghost-Writes Politician's Letters To Support Time Warner Mega-Merger

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:40 pm
    WheezyJoe writes: As the FCC considers the merger between Comcast/Universal and Time-Warner Cable, which would create the largest cable company in the U.S. and is entering the final stages of federal review, politicians are pressuring the FCC with pro-merger letters actually written by Comcast. According to documents obtained through public records requests, politicians are passing letters nearly word-for-word written by Comcast as their own. "Not only do records show that a Comcast official sent the councilman the exact wording of the letter he would submit to the FCC, but also that…
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    Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

  • How Will Windows 10 Impact PCs and Tablets?

    Bob O'Donnell
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Much has been written about Microsoft’s Windows 10 announcement overall, as well as their recent earnings. One key issue that I haven’t seen discussed in great detail, however, is the real-world impact that Windows 10 will have on the PC and tablet markets. From my perspective, Windows 10 will likely have a very positive impact on the PC market, both consumer and commercial, and the forthcoming OS is likely to have more of an impact on tablets than Windows 8 ever did. For PCs, Windows 10 provides a much needed “fix” for Windows 8, at several levels. To start with (pardon the pun), the…
  • A Potential Surprise in Apple’s Earnings

    Ben Bajarin
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Everyone is focused on iPhone sales numbers and rightly so. It’s going to be a historic and unprecedented quarter for Apple’s iPhone. However, there is a data point I’m very interested in I think may… 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.
  • Teens and Their Social Media

    Ben Bajarin
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    When I joined Creative Strategies in 2000, one of my first tasked areas of research was the millennial generation and their demands on tech. The world was different then. There were no smart phones and, while two way pagers and basic cell phones existed, the PC was the primary computer of this demographic. I was tasked with trying to understand the millennial generation because, depending on whose definition of millennials by year born, I am one — or at least, just missed the cut off. So it was relatively easy for me to do focused studies on youth and technology at high school and…
  • Tech earnings preview for week of January 26th

    Jan Dawson
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    This is the second in my series of posts previewing the week’s tech earnings (the first, for last week, is here). I have at least one more week of these to go and both weeks will… 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.
  • Windows 10, Microsoft HoloLens, Google MVNO

    Bob O'Donnell
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Welcome to the Tech.pinions podcast. This week, Tech.pinions regulars Tim Bajarin, Bob O’Donnell and Jan Dawson share their thoughts on Windows 10, Microsoft’s HoloLens and Google’s rumored efforts to become an MVNO. Click here to subscribe in iTunes. If you happen to use a podcast aggregator or want to add it to iTunes manually the feed to our podcast is:
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  • 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.
  • Super Small Notebook Charger Can Also Power Your iPhone & More

    Josh Smith
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am
    Super Small Notebook Charger Can Also Power Your iPhone & More is a post by Josh Smith from Even with improved battery life on many recent notebooks, most of us still carry a... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • HP Stream 13 Review: Chromebook Killer?

    Kevin Purcell
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    HP Stream 13 Review: Chromebook Killer? is a post by Kevin Purcell from The HP Stream 13 notebook computer looks and acts a lot like a Chromebook except for one big difference. It... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
  • Windows 7 Support Ends; 4 Things You Should Know

    Kevin Purcell
    17 Jan 2015 | 8:35 am
    Windows 7 Support Ends; 4 Things You Should Know is a post by Kevin Purcell from Microsoft announced that Windows 7 mainstream support would end in January 2015 and the Internet... This is a summary. Please visit for the full article.
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  • How To Install Marine Solar Panels

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:35 am
    Solar panels can be a great help to sailors, keeping vital lights and appliances functioning, even when batteries run low or a generator malfunctions. They are also a much quieter way of recharging batteries! Learning how to install marine solar panels will be vital for the sailor who wants their advantages, but first he or she must learn which solar panels are best. Three types of solar cells are commonly used in solar panels, each with its own advantages. The sailor needs to learn these advantages and select the solar panels that are best for the need. Types of Solar Panels Solar panels…
  • Heating Your Home With Solar, But Without Panels

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:47 am
    With rising energy costs and massive stress on our electrical grids, solar is gaining in popularity. Not everyone realizes you can heat your home without buying big panel systems. Heating Your Home With Solar, But Without Panels – Gain You can use solar energy to heat your home through a concept known as gain. While you may associate panel systems with any mention of solar power, they are not a component of this approach. Of course, this makes the installation a heck of a lot cheap than going with traditional panel systems. Solar gain is a concept that has been with us for much of the…
  • Get Great Tips About Solar Energy From Experts Who Know!

    24 Jan 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Solar panel installation is a green solution. This is an investment that is important. You have to understand if it will fit into your budget. Continue reading to educate yourself about solar energy so that you can decide whether or not it’s the right choice for you. If you’re prepared to stick with the investment in the long run, solar energy systems are an outstanding means for saving money. Installing solar panels requires a substantial investment, so years may pass before the panels generate sufficient savings to cover your cost. Invest in solar conversion only when you are…
  • Concentrating Solar Power Systems

    15 Jan 2015 | 8:43 pm
    If you have ever seen a field with several mirrors pointing toward the sun you may be looking at a solar power system. These systems work to concentrate the sunlight to one area and use the heat to heat up the liquid that flows along the pipes. This system is called Parabolic-trough system. This type of system heats oil that is flowing through the pipe. The oil is hot and that is why it is used to boil water to power a steam generator which in turns powers electricity. The reason that this system works so well is because the U-shaped mirrors attracts and collects the suns heat which is then…
  • Solar Energy – The Future of Generating Energy for the Home

    5 Jan 2015 | 2:46 am
    Solar energy for residential houses is nothing new. It has just been relegated to the background in lieu of rising cost of real estate; newer more advanced building materials, design and the limitation of resources. Since man started building homes, sunlight played a major influence in the design. In fact, even in the more advanced urban planning method of the Ancient Chinese and Greeks, the orientation of the buildings is as much as possible directed towards where it could capture the most sunlight. The ancients might not be as intellectually sophisticated then to use catch phrases as…
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    Tech Talk


    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    TECH TALK looks at a printed coffee table book that comes to life thanks to an augmented reality app that runs on phones and tablets. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Have you heard about Box -- a cloud storage service that that did very well in its initial public offering Friday? The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Microsoft unwrapped a new version of Windows and a revolutionary product calls HoloLens that superimposes holograms into your real world. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    20 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    ClassDojo, according to its CEO, is used in more than half the schools in the U.S. to encourage students positive behavior. And now there's a new app that makes it easier to connect teachers, students and parents. The story is today's TECH TALK. (Magid, self-ID)

    19 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    TECH TALK looks at the fun and practical side of consumer drones. (Magid, self-ID)
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  • Alibaba Affiliate Ant Credit Launches $80M Financing Program For Female Entrepreneurs In China

    Catherine Shu
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:17 am
     Ant Credit, a company affiliated with e-commerce giant Alibaba, announced today that it will set up a financing program for female entrepreneurs in China with a 500 million RMB ($80 million) loan from International Finance Corp (IFC). The loan program can potentially boost the amount of borrowers who use Ant Financial’s services. Ant Credit provides small online loans and says many of… Read More
  • Food Delivery Service Raises $350M From Tencent, Sequoia Capital

    Catherine Shu
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am, a food delivery service based in Shanghai, announced this afternoon (link via Google Translate) that it has raised $350 million in Series E funding from CITIC, Tencent,,, and Sequoia China. The investment is notable because Tencent, e-commerce company, and restaurant review site are closely aligned. Read More
  • Former Opera CEO Launches Vivaldi, A New Browser For Power Users

    Frederic Lardinois
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
     Opera’s former CEO Jon von Tetzchner is launching the first preview of Vivaldi today, a new Chromium-based browser that is squarely aimed at power users. Vivaldi features tools like Quick Commands for using written commands instead of the mouse, an Opera-like Speed Dial for quickly accessing bookmarks, a note-taking feature and the ability to organize tabs into stacks. Read More
  • Youth For Technology’s 3D Africa Program Wants To Get More Girls Into STEM Subjects

    Catherine Shu
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:54 pm
     Non-profit Youth For Technology wants to encourage girls in Africa to get into science and engineering through 3D printing. The group is currently running a flexible funding campaign on Indiegogo and will use the money to help cover the costs of of buying equipment for schools. The program, called 3D Africa, has already received a grant from Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech), but hopes that… Read More
  • Beefs Up Its Imported Food Business To Compete Against Alibaba

    Catherine Shu
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:52 pm, the second-largest e-commerce company in China after Alibaba, has unveiled a major push to grow its imported food business. The program is significant because imported food is one of China’s fastest-growing markets and therefore an important vertical for Alibaba,, and other e-commerce companies. Read More
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    Mobile and Social Media

  • 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…
  • How it Happened and What it Was Like to Spend Two Hours with Steve Wozniak, Founder of Apple

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

    Matt Petronzio
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:06 am
    It happens to you all the time. You're mid-sentence during a meeting with your boss, working on The New York Times' crossword puzzle, typing up an essay for grad school, or even talking to your mom on the phone — and the next word you're looking for just doesn't ... come. You know the word. You've used it before. Maybe you remember the letter it starts with or the syllabic rhythm when it leaves your mouth There's a scientific term for this totally common phenomenon, which we like to call a "brain fart." You're experiencing tip-of-the-tongue (TOT) syndrome, from the phrase "it's on the…
  • The best of the blizzard in photos and Vines

    Annie Park
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    An all-out blizzard has slammed the northeastern U.S. with a thick blanket of snow, and it just keeps getting worse. More than 5,500 flights have already been canceled. Several states have put in place travel bans for the sake of safety. Even major transit systems like the MTA, MBTA and Amtrak have suspended their service for Tuesday. This storm is no joke. See also: The 11 most crucial items to stock up on before a storm But even so, there were souls brave enough to make the trek to parks, bridges and rooftops just to get that one solid capture. From slushy streets, to snowmen, to portraits…
  • David Tennant cast as villain in Marvel's Netflix series 'A.K.A. Jessica Jones'

    Blathnaid Healy
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:56 am
    LONDON — Fans of the popular former time lord David Tennant will be very happy to hear he's been cast as the villain in Marvel's forthcoming series, A.K.A. Jessica Jones See also: Lego 'Doctor Who' 50th Anniversary Tribute Is Simply Brilliant Marvel announced Monday evening that Tennant is joining the the show starring Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B—— in Apartment 23) and Mike Colter (The Good Wife), who will play Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. The 13-episode series will premiere on Netflix this year. The Scottish actor, who became a firm fan favourite after playing the…
  • 'Miniature' boats race on Sydney Harbour in beautiful tilt-shift video

    Jenni Ryall
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:32 am
    A 23-second, tilt-shift, time-lapse clip, posted on YouTube channel Media 24h, shows Sydney ferries racing on the harbour. In the beautiful clip, the ferries appear more like children's toys in a bathtub, as they competed in the annual Ferryathon on Jan. 26. The tilt-shift effect seen in the video makes the objects appear "miniature," by using a lens that shifts the depth of field to a diagonal line instead of a straight horizontal plane from the camera. The race involves the fleet of Sydney ferries going head-to-head on Sydney's iconic harbour from Circular Quay to Shark Island and back to…
  • Apple Q1 earnings preview: what to expect

    Seth Fiegerman
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:04 am
    This is the one to watch. After a relatively quiet first half of 2014, Apple announced pretty much all of its new products and services in September and October. On Tuesday, shortly after the market closes* at 4pm ET, Apple will release its first quarter earnings report of the 2015 fiscal year, offering the clearest picture yet on how these products and services have performed. See also: What to expect from Apple in 2015 The spotlight, as always, will be on iPhone sales, which continue to represent the bulk of Apple's business. Apple CEO Tim Cook immodestly predicted that the new iPhone 6 and…
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  • Lagunitas Drops Trademark Suit Against Sierra Nevada After Public Backlash

    Timothy Geigner
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Here we almost went again. The craft beer space was known for quite a while for its congenial attitude when it came to competitors. That seems to have shifted a bit in the past few years, with all kinds of silly intellectual property disputes arising among breweries. Trademark claims seem to be the issue du jour, not surprisingly, though you'd think with the common public response being backlash this trend would have ceased already. It seems the lesson still needs to be taught, however, even amongst some of the larger craft breweries with some of the best reputations. Lagunitas, for instance,…
  • DailyDirt: Catchy Music Breakdown

    Michael Ho
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    It can be annoying when you can't get a song out of your head, but there are some strategies for doing so. Apparently, working on some puzzles can help by engaging your working memory and shutting out the "Shake It Off" lyrics. These earworms have a tendency to come back (and even invade our visual memes), but if you recognize that these songs are all constructed in a similar way, maybe you can fend them off. Here are just some examples. Maybe you've heard that joke "What do you get when you play country music backwards?" A bunch of country music songs are about the same topics, but they also…
  • Australia Ratings Board Bans Hotline Miami 2; Developers Tell Australians To 'Just Pirate It'

    Tim Cushing
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:14 pm
    In 2013, Australia boldly moved into the 20th century by finally allowing games targeted at gamers above the age of 15 (which still makes up a majority of gamers, despite the birth rate and the rise of mobile gaming) to reach their intended audience. Even with the new rating (15+), game developers still found themselves altering games to avoid the government's infantilizing banhammer. The developers behind Hotline Miami 2 (Devolver Digital), the sequel to the Drive-inspired, synth-drenched, retro ode to twin-stick, top-down ultraviolence, is the latest to have a game banned in a country that…
  • Verizon Shows Just How Competitive The Wireless Industry Really Is By Simply Refusing To Compete On Price

    Karl Bode
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:11 pm
    You'll recall that the CTIA recently argued that the wireless industry doesn't need to be governed by net neutrality rules (or any rules, really) because it's a sector that's just so gosh-darned competitive. And while it's true T-Mobile has been shaking things up of late (thanks in part to regulators blocking the AT&T acquisition), the market's big four players continue to make it clear that once you dig past a number of largely cosmetic promotions, the sector still isn't really all that competitive. That's especially true when it comes to seriously competing on price, something all four…
  • Tomorrow Is Move Your Domain Day: Support The EFF And Get A Year For Free

    Leigh Beadon
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Post sponsored by If you've been a Techdirt reader since the days of SOPA/PIPA, you probably know that Namecheap is a big supporter of a free and open internet, and was one of the first registrars to speak out against the bills. More recently, they've been big supporters of Techdirt directly, providing matching funds to our crowdfunding campaign for net neutrality reporting and sponsoring our sitewide switch to HTTPS. In October, they were one of only two companies that got a perfect score on the EFF's ranking of service providers that stand up to copyright and trademark bullies, and many of…
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    The Register

  • Opera Jon weaves a brand new browser

    Andrew Orlowski
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:58 am
    And strangely, it looks a lot like Opera The man behind the Opera browser has created a new one, he says, because power users are poorly served. The new Vivaldi browser launched today in a "Technical Preview" form, with customisation and speed taking it in a different direction to the mainstream, where minimalism rules the day.…
  • Want to win Microsoft's cloudy love? Just spend $500

    Paul Kunert
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:24 am
    Partners: Take sky bridge to cloud conference and pucker up Channel partners that want to cosy up to Microsoft at this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference have got the option to be an extra special pet – cough $500 and they could be within spitting distance of the event… literally.…
  • The firm that swallowed the Sun: Is Oracle happy as Larry with hardware and systems?

    Chris Mellor
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:03 am
    One swallow didn't make a summer Oracle-Sun anniversary  One Sun swallow doesn’t make a hardware summer, and while it certainly hasn’t for Oracle, it is far from being in a hardware winter for the now-private firm.…
  • Snoopers' Charter amendments withdrawn – FOR NOW ...

    John Leyden
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:42 am
    Battle won, yet the 'peeping powers' war rages on The House of Lords rejected controversial last-minute amendments to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill in a debate on Monday.…
  • Euro mobile standards chiefs eye tiny beauty: It's the KEY to 5G

    Simon Rockman
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:34 am
    Millimetre wave spectrum The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), which sets the standards for mobile comms, has just started work on five specifications for millimetre Wave Transmission – the 30GHz to 300GHz range.…
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    The Joy of Tech

  • JoT #2098: Historical films can be such drama queens.

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Don't you hate it when movies rewrite history? If you enJoyed the comic, please retweet or share the URL. Thanks, we really appreciate that.
  • JoT #2097: The future of Microsoft's HoloLens!

    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Future's so bright, you gotta wear shades! If you enJoyed the comic, please retweet or share the non-holographic URL. Thanks!
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    20 Jan 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Sitting is out to kill you! If you enJoyed the comic, please retweet or share the URL. That is always much appreciated by your humble artists.
  • JoT #2095: Goodbye Glass!

    18 Jan 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Kicked out of the Googleplex and into the Nest! If you enJoyed the comic, please retweet or share the URL. That is always much appreciated by your humble artists.
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    16 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
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    Digital Trends

  • We tried Sling TV, and if you hate cable and love sports, you should too

    Caleb Denison
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:57 pm
    Dish Network's Sling TV begins its launch tonight, bringing live TV channels like ESPN, CNN, and Disney channels to viewers via the Internet. We went hands on to find out how well it works. The post We tried Sling TV, and if you hate cable and love sports, you should too appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • AT&T’s Mexican adventure continues with its purchase of Nextel Mexico

    Williams Pelegrin
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:26 pm
    AT&T announced it acquired Mexican carrier Nextel Mexico for almost $2 billion. Purchasing the carrier allows AT&T to be one step closer to creating the first-ever North American Mobile Service area, which hopes to cover over 400 million subscribers. The post AT&T’s Mexican adventure continues with its purchase of Nextel Mexico appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Renault says upcoming crossover SUV will be called the Kadjar, means ‘agile quad’

    Andrew Hard
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Renault has announced that the name of its upcoming crossover SUV will be the Kadjar. Built to take on cars like the Skoda Yeti and Nissan Qashqai, the Kadjar could be an evolution of the design language showcased in the smaller Renault Captur. The post Renault says upcoming crossover SUV will be called the Kadjar, means ‘agile quad’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • The first numbered 20th Anniversary PS4 sells for more than $100K

    Will Fulton
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Sony has auctioned off the first 20th Anniversary Edition PS4s released last year, bringing in about $129,000 from one very dedicated, Japanese fan. The post The first numbered 20th Anniversary PS4 sells for more than $100K appeared first on Digital Trends.
  • Don’t wait for the Land Rover Discovery Sport SRV, it isn’t coming

    Alexander Kalogianni
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Speaking at the launch of the Discovery Sport in Iceland, project chief Murray Dietsch quashed suggestions that the Discovery would get see an SVR version added to the lineup. He did however intimate that a “home-brand” upgrade could follow, suggesting a boosted output of the current engine. The post Don’t wait for the Land Rover Discovery Sport SRV, it isn’t coming appeared first on Digital Trends.
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  • 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…
  • Bulldog 25K at Malibu Creek State Park Race Report

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

    18 Jun 2014 | 12:10 am
    After finishing the XTERRA Malibu Creek 22K race in May, I took some time to pick my next challenge. I finally decided on running my first 5K race, the inaugural Father’s Day 5K 10K Race in Ventura on June 15. This race had a couple of appealing aspects – it had a beach cruiser giveaway and the course happens to be on one of my favorite training routes. I also liked the idea of doing a 5K run to determine my “5K pace” which is helpful for planning workouts. For example, if I’m doing a certain type of interval run I can determine the pace based on an actual 5K…
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  • The 20 Pound World Travel Backpack

    Thorin Klosowski
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Traveling the world requires a delicate balance of weight and preparedness. Over on The Art of Manliness, travel writer David Danzeiser shares his loadout for a 23 country, year long trip.Read more...
  • Puree Veggies for a Quicker, Thicker Tomato Sauce

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Everyone should learn how to make a quick and tasty tomato sauce . Save time by pureeing the vegetables with a food processor.Read more...
  • Evaluate Your Life Each Day with One Basic Question: Did Today Matter?

    Patrick Allan
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    It's easy to zone out and get trapped in the day-to-day mindset, but if you're really trying to take your life in a certain direction, you need to make progress. With a short, but sweet question you can help yourself maintain focus on moving forward.Read more...
  • Ferment Your Own Tabasco-Style Hot Sauce Using Greek Yogurt

    Patrick Allan
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:36 pm
    If you're a fan of spicy foods then you know how awesome a good hot sauce can be. You can make your own at home using Greek-style yogurt—or the whey from the yogurt to be specific—to kick the fermenting process in to high gear.Read more...
  • The Unique Difficulties that Women Face with Weight Loss

    Dick Talens
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    If you're a woman who has tried to lose weight, you may have noticed something: it's hard. Much harder than simply cutting your calories and watching the weight fall off.Read more...
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    Gigaom Search

  • Facebook: Downtime was caused by an internal boo-boo, not a hack

    David Meyer
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:32 am
    Facebook's outage early on Tuesday, which also took out linked services such as Instagram and Tinder, was down to a technical issue caused by the company itself rather than external factors…
  • Opera founder unveils feature-rich Vivaldi power browser

    David Meyer
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Almost two years ago, the Norwegian browser firm Opera ripped out the guts of its product and adopted the more standard WebKit and Chromium technologies, essentially making it more like rivals…
  • This week’s podcast unravels the secrets of Thread and HomeKit

    Stacey Higginbotham
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
      [soundcloud url="" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] For those of you who love talking about radio protocols listen all the way through for our guest on this week's podcast because…
  • Time’s up! Changing core IT principles

    Tim Crawford
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    There is a theme gaining ground within IT organizations. In truth, there are a number of examples that support a common theme coming up for IT organizations. And this very theme…
  • Silent night: Facebook, Instagram go down for Snowmadgeddon

    Tom Krazit
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:36 pm
    All those carefully crafted images of snowscapes will have to stay locked up for a bit, East Coasters, because Facebook and Instagram are down. (Update 11:12pm: Our brief Facebook-related national nightmare…
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  • Judge the Depth of Snow By Looking at Passing Dogs 

    Jamie Condliffe
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Overnight, three feet of snow is set to blanket the east coast. Or, if you don't have a tape measure to gauge the fall, approximately one dog's worth.Read more...
  • This Is What a Blood Clot Looks Like Close-Up

    Jamie Condliffe
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    This image looks like it could the a colorful underwater coral reef or a child's breakfast cereal strewn across the floor. But it is, in fact, what a blood clot looks like if you zoom right in.Read more...
  • Lizard Squad Claims to Take Down Facebook, Instagram (Update: No They Didn't)

    Jamie Condliffe
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Overnight, reports circulated about Facebook and Instagram going dark. Now, Lizard Squad is claiming to have taken down a large handful of sites—albeit briefly.Read more...
  • Here's a super fun video of the best sword fights in film history

    Casey Chan
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:14 pm
    Maybe because the idea of fighting with swords today seems so impossibly dangerous and probably because seeing steel on steel clang and cut flesh is just so damn viscerally satisfying but there's few things more riveting to see on screen than watching two or more actors try to kill each other with a sword.Read more...
  • This Star Model Is Based On Nothing But Shadows

    Chris Mills
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Saturn's rings are already mind-blowingly large — about 70,000 kilometres across — but astronomers at the Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands have found a much more extensive ring system. At least, they think they have — all they can actually see are shadows. Read more...
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    Engadget RSS Feed

  • Justice Department is reportedly spying on millions of US cars

    Mat Smith
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:24 am
    While law enforcement has been using license plate readers to track vehicles for a while, they never formed into a unified network. In fact, the Department of Homeland Security posited a 29-page document about a vehicle-tracking network, but the idea...
  • Twitter brags that your location data could swing Britain's next election

    Daniel Cooper
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:33 am
    The UK is 100 days away from one of the most contentious general elections in a generation, but locals shouldn't expect to be visited by a door-to-door campaigner. Instead, Britons that also have a Twitter account are going to find that their social ...
  • Super-thin Kevlar layers promise safer, slimmer batteries

    Jon Fingas
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Scientists have spent a lot of time trying to lengthen battery life, but safety and thickness matter, too. Just ask Boeing about that first problem -- its 787 Dreamliner was grounded for months thanks to battery fires. However, a group of University ...
  • Xbox One's controller quicker, less wonky with latest preview

    Steve Dent
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:09 am
    If you've been experiencing random disconnection with your Xbox One's controller, there may be relief in site, according to a Major Nelson blog post. The latest preview features a controller update that's supposed to fix "(stability) issues submitted...
  • Your brain can be conned into believing you committed a crime

    Mariella Moon
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:56 pm
    How much do you trust your brain? We're asking, because a new study published in Psychological Science provides scientific evidence that it's not hard to manipulate people's memories -- even to make them believe they've committed a crime. Researchers...
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    Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News

  • Exclusive: Apple supplier Foxconn to shrink workforce as sales growth stalls

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:28 am
    By Michael Gold and Yimou Lee SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, will cut its massive workforce, the company told Reuters, as the Apple Inc supplier faces declining revenue growth and rising wages in China. Under its flagship unit Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd , the group currently employs about 1.3 million people during peak production times, making it one of the largest private employers in the world. Revenue growth at the conglomerate tumbled to 1.3 percent in 2013 and only partially recovered…
  • Facebook outage: It was us, not hackers, says Facebook

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:13 am
    The social network has blamed its own engineers for an hour-long outage, not hackers as suggested.
  • Facebook: Internal glitch caused hour-long global outage

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:06 am
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook said it suffered a self-inflicted outage lasting an hour on Tuesday that made its site inaccessible to users worldwide.
  • Facebook says to blame for temporary outages of its sites

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:03 am
    By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Facebook, the world's largest social network, and its Instagram photo-sharing site, suffered temporary outages around the world for up to an hour on Tuesday and the company said later that an internal software networking error was to blame. The outage at Facebook appeared to spill over and temporarily slow or block traffic to other major Internet sites, according to web and mobile user reports from around the globe. A hacker group associated with other recent high-profile attacks sought to take credit for the outages, but Facebook denied in a…
  • New government agency to oversee Singapore's cybersecurity operations

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Slated to begin operations from April 2015, the new agency will have centralized oversight of the country's IT security functions and develop new capabilities in this area.
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    TechCrunch » Gadgets

  • Dropcam Stops Selling Its Cheaper Model, The Dropcam HD

    Greg Kumparak
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:49 pm
     For the past few years, Dropcam’s product lineup has been a bit… confusing. Since October of 2013, Dropcam has sold two products: the Dropcam HD, and the Dropcam Pro. Which one were would-be buyers supposed to see as the “better” one? That won’t be a problem anymore. Read More
  • Oculus’ First In-House VR Film “Lost” Is Cute, Immersive, But Hardly Interactive

    Josh Constine
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:38 pm
     Oculus just premiered its Story Studio’s first virtual reality cinema experience “Lost” that’s designed to demonstrate the narrative potential of VR to filmmakers. The experience features a massive robotic hand traipsing around a darkened forest in search of its body. It proves that a simple, character driven story can be told in an immersive environment. Yet while… Read More
  • Surface And Lumia Clock Record Numbers For Microsoft During Holiday Season

    Alex Wilhelm
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:23 pm
     In its most recent quarter, Microsoft sold 10.5 million Lumia handsets, and the Surface line generated $1.1 billion in revenue. Both figures are all-time highs. Microsoft did break out total phone revenue — $2.3 billion, down from $2.6 billion in the sequentially preceding quarter — but that figure includes the sale of tens of millions of dumbphones, so it’s slightly… Read More
  • Winter Is Coming For Wearables

    Kitty Ireland
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
     Remember wearables? Those wristbands and glasses that were going to take over our lives? This time last year, many of us had high hopes that 2014 was (finally) going to be the year of the wearable. Whoops. The wearables revolution didn’t come to pass in 2014, and it’s not going to happen in 2015, either. Why? Read More
  • Fly Or Die: Canary Home Monitoring System

    Jordan Crook
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:14 pm
     The home security market is quickly heating up. As IoT continues to be a dominating trend, security systems that use smaller, faster technology will become the central hub of the home for a fraction of the cost of traditional home monitoring systems. Canary is one of the most affordable and attractive options on the market, offering a single system that offers monitoring of everything from… Read More
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  • Researchers Develop Slimmer, Safer Kevlar-based Lithium-Ion Batteries

    Tyler Lee
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:40 am
    Lithium-ion batteries are dangerous in the sense that they can explode and catch on fire. We’ve seen this happen to companies like Boeing and their 787 Dreamliner that had to be grounded due to battery fires. We have also seen instances where smartphones with lithium-ion batteries explode and set fire to their surroundings.The good news is that this is an aspect that researchers are looking at and according to a group of researchers at the University of Michigan, they seem rather optimistic that they have found a potential solution to the problem in the form of Kevlar. What they have done…
  • Vodafone Spain Begins Blocking Access To The Pirate Bay

    Tyler Lee
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:38 am
    Most countries and governments look upon piracy in a negative light, and understandably so. However some countries have been rather relaxed in terms of actually blocking access to piracy websites, while others have been rather strict. Unfortunately for our readers in Spain, it seems that the government is stepping up their efforts to crackdown on piracy.According to reports, it seems that local ISP Vodafone has begun to block and redirect users trying to access The Pirate Bay’s website. Users are reporting that instead of landing on The Pirate Bay’s website, they are instead redirected to…
  • Team isoHunt Offering $100,000 To Its Most Active Contributors

    Tyler Lee
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:38 am
    When The Pirate Bay was taken offline due to the Swedish police raid, many mirror and alternative websites popped up as a result. One of those websites called themselves the Old Pirate Bay and is a website started by the team at isoHunt. It basically offered users a similar feel to The Pirate Bay, except with some slight improvements.That being said with hints that the original Pirate Bay will be making a comeback on the 1st of February, it would be safe to assume that all these websites that popped up in its absence would soon start to see a drop in visitors, but the team at isoHunt are…
  • OftenType iOS Keyboard Wants To Help Make Your Typing More Efficient

    Tyler Lee
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:39 am
    One of the more awesome new features that Apple brought to the table with iOS 8 is the ability for users to download custom keyboards. This means that if you don’t like the default iOS keyboard, you’re more than welcome to download alternatives like Fleksy, SwiftKey, and so on, but if you’re looking for something even less conventional, then OftenType could be a keyboard worth checking out.So what is OftenType? Basically it is a keyboard for iOS that wants to help you save time by offering up buttons and keys for words/phrases that you normally type. For example if you fill up a lot of…
  • Former Opera CEO Launches Vivaldi Browser, Targets The Power User

    Tyler Lee
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:37 am
    There are multiple browsers available at the moment for computers to choose from. For example you have Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and these are just some of the more well-known ones. However it looks like we can soon add another challenger to that list in the form of Vivaldi.Vivaldi is a new browser that made its debut today. Now if you’re wondering if Vivaldi has the chops to take on the big boys, it should be noted that the company behind the browser was Opera’s former CEO, Jon S. von Tetzchner. However unlike most browsers which target the more mainstream user, Vivaldi…
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  • LG ‘introduces’ Lollipop for US G3, the ball is in the carriers’ court now

    Adrian Diaconescu
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    American carriers are notoriously lethargic with software updates for even the greatest Android gadgets, but sometimes, device manufacturers don’t back them up very fast either. In LG G3’s case however, if Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile take more than a month or so starting today to roll Lollipop out, users will put the blame entirely on them. That’s because LG has been incredibly quick to bump up the… Continue reading LG ‘introduces’ Lollipop for US G3, the ball is in the carriers’ court now Related posts: LG graces Korean G2 with official Android 5.0…
  • Sennheiser’s Proteus could make Pono, Sony ZX2 passing fads

    Stanley Goodner
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
    No matter which way you look at it, high resolution audio is making it’s way back. Technology has improved, and consumers, ever-wanting of more, are fueling demands for studio-quality sound in portable form. It’s any wonder why the Pono Player has been a topic of conversation for a year and a big hit at CES 2015. It’s also no surprise that Sony would attempt to resurrect the Walkman (again) with fancy specification… Continue reading Sennheiser’s Proteus could make Pono, Sony ZX2 passing fads Related posts: Sennheiser, Kleer Connect ready to unveil new wireless headphones Sennheiser…
  • The end is near for Microsoft Surface tablets with Windows RT… probably

    Adrian Diaconescu
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Looking back, Microsoft might have great trouble justifying Surface 2’s release. The second-gen Windows RT tablet followed in the footsteps of a poorly received OG, and while it certainly fixed a number of Surface flaws, it flopped almost as hard as its predecessor at the box-office. Never capable of delivering productivity on-par with full Windows-powered machines, the Surface RT and Surface 2 won’t be left behind entirely once Win 10… Continue reading The end is near for Microsoft Surface tablets with Windows RT… probably Related posts: Best Buy to Offer Microsoft Surface RT…
  • For limited time only, Motorola offers two free shells with Moto E purchase

    Adrian Diaconescu
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:09 pm
    This is by no means the greatest sample of Motorola’s generosity, but for a handheld manufacturer that already sells its gear at the slimmest of profit margins, it’s pretty much the best they can do. A discount of 30 bucks on an uber-affordable $120 smartphone, that is. Well, not a discount per se, but a bundle offer with a… Continue reading For limited time only, Motorola offers two free shells with Moto E purchase Related posts: Unlocked first-gen Motorola Moto G drops to $160 on Amazon Motorola cooks up $140 discount on no-contract Moto X 2014 for Cyber Monday Moto 360 available on…
  • 10 gifs of cute animals in snow

    Hannah Abrams
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    If you're in the Northeast, chances are you're bracing for the blizzard of 2015, or her alias, Juno. Over here at Technology Tell, we're staring out our office windows at the flurries of snow beginning to circle Philadelphia. And while this blizzard brings with it potential issues with losing power and transportation problems, I'm still a big fan of snow. So, to get more of you on board I figured I'd share 10 gifs of cute animals in snow. How can you not find these guys adorable?!Continue reading 10 gifs of cute animals in snow Related posts: 16 Adorable Tech Loving Animals Use VineGifR to…
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  • Debian Forked: All for Devuan and Devuan for All?

    Jack M. Germain
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:53 pm
    A group of developers made good on their threats to fork Debian Linux late last year, after the community's leadership voted to replace sysvinit with systemd, making systemd the default init boot process. The Debian Technical Committee's decision spurred several key Debian developers and project maintainers to resign. Some of them formed a new community dedicated to developing a forked Debian Linux distro called "Devuan," pronounced "DevOne." The split is largely philosophical.
  • Walk Like a Man: The DARPA Robotics Challenge

    Richard Adhikari
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    The humanoid Atlas robot made by Google company Boston Dynamics has gotten an overhaul to be stronger, lighter and more independent, and to be able to function for one hour of mixed-mission operations. Designed by the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, it stands six feet two inches tall. Its weight was trimmed from 330 to 254 pounds through replacing everything but the lower legs and feet and using lighter materials -- despite including an onboard 3.7 kWh Li-Ion battery pack and a variable-pressure pump.
  • Microsoft's Windows Reboot Could Be Legendary

    Rob Enderle
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:52 am
    I was one of the launch analysts for Windows 95, and the launch of that product is widely held -- including by Bill Gates -- as the company's pinnacle. No launch before or since ever came close to that launch, and I remain amazed that no one, including Apple or Microsoft, has ever really attempted to duplicate that effort. Windows 10 has the potential to be even greater than Windows 95 -- but potential alone won't a legendary product make. It'll come down to execution, not just on the product, but on the launch itself.
  • Gadget Ogling: A Microsoft Marvel, an Eensy Keyboard and an Ingenious Desk

    Kris Holt
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:57 am
    Microsoft had a major surprise up its sleeve for those awaiting details about the Windows 10 launch: its holographic headset, HoloLens. Billed as a new way to interact with technology and the world around us at once, it overlays holograms onto what wearers see in front of them. They might, for instance, play a version of Minecraft that's constructed across a kitchen table and chairs, or have a Skype conversation with a screen seemingly hovering in front of them as they stroll across the floor. It is blisteringly impressive.
  • Zenwalk Linux - A Walk on the Quirky Side

    Jack M. Germain
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:51 pm
    The developmental path and sketchy developer website may cast an unfavorable impression about Zenwalk's trustworthiness as a serious computing platform. The ho-hum impression when first running the live edition does little to encourage users to take this Linux OS for a stroll. Zenwalk Linux becomes a bit more impressive once you get beyond the awkward first-time experience, but it comes with a number of problems that might be prohibitive for a new user looking for an all-purpose Linux OS.
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  • 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…
  • Liquidmatrix Security Digest Podcast – Episode 0x50

    James Arlen
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Episode 0x50 Revenge of the Fourth We’ve been around, just not… you know… around. It’s best that you do not think about what happened to episodes that were not published. Upcoming this week… Lots of News Breaches SCADA / Cyber, cyber… etc. finishing it off with DERPs/Mailbag (or Deep Dive) And there are weekly Briefs – no arguing or discussion allowed And if you’ve got commentary, please sent it to for us to check out. DISCLAIMER: It’s not that explicit, but you may want to use headphones if you’re at work.
  • Bad Anti-Hacking Laws: We Can Educate the Public

    Bill Brenner
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    There’s much alarm in the security community over new anti-hacking laws President Obama plans to float in his State of the Union address next week. The alarm is justified. What he proposes, as my friend Rob Graham (@ErrataRob) wrote in this important post, “are blunt political solutions which reflect no technical understanding of the problem.” Obama’s proposed anti-hacking laws are designed to arm companies with legal protections for sharing information with each other and the government about hacking threats. The President believes it’s necessary to help prevent…
  • Microsoft Wrong to Cancel Patch Alerts

    Bill Brenner
    9 Jan 2015 | 5:22 am
    For the last few years I’ve been praising Microsoft for taking great strides to improve security. This morning, I’m tempted to take it all back. For the last decade, Microsoft has issued advance notifications the Thursday before each security patch release. It’s been a valuable service, helping IT security practitioners to be better prepared. Yesterday, the software giant announced it was ending the service, claiming that not enough people are using it. It’s a bad move that comes on the heels of other bad moves, which includes slashing a lot of good security talent in…
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  • 7 great yoga apps to make your workout more flexible

    Lauren Bravo
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:25 am
    Whether you’re a nervous beginner who wants to find their feet before trying their hand in public, or a devoted yogi who wants to cram a little more omm into their daily routine, yoga apps are a great way to supplement real-life classes. Some are free and easy, some have bells-and-whistles you never even knew you needed – and some will play bursts of tinkly music from your handbag when you least expect it. Here are some of our favourites.   Best for a quick fix: Daily yoga Easy, straightforward and informative, Daily Yoga is a great no-frills place to start, particularly as a…
  • Asus wants its next smartwatch to have a seven day battery life

    Tom Pritchard
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:34 am
    Asus’s Zenwatch many have only just been released, but Asus Chairman Jonney Shih has expressed his dissatisfaction with the watch’s design. He wants the company’s next smartwatch to be a big improvement, and has already laid out goals he wants to achieve. Speaking at Asus’s end of 2014 party, Shih said that there is a lot of room for improvement when it comes to smartwatches. Shih wants that improvement to involve simplifying the processor and the operating system so that the Zenwatch 2 last seven days, instead of two. TechRadar points out that the Zenwatch runs on…
  • Are young people sick of Facebook and broadcasting their lives online?

    Becca Caddy
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:24 am
    This is a sponsored post written in collaboration with Veeemotion.  Rewind to about five years ago and Facebook was (IMO at least) in its heyday. Everyone who was anyone was on it, teens and 20-somethings were obsessively uploading photos, updating all of their friends about the minutiae of their lives and frantically ‘friending’ everyone they came across. But fast-forward to 2015 and the social network seems to have a very different kind of clientele. According to all kinds of research and reports over the last twelve months, like this damning piece from TIME, the younger…
  • eSight glasses helped a blind woman see her newborn son

    Tom Pritchard
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:41 am
    Kathy Beitz has been legally blind since she was a child, and while she has managed to live her life to the fullest she didn’t feel it was right that she wouldn’t be able to see her newborn baby. Thankfully she was lent a pair of eSight glasses that let her see that priceless moment. eSight is a pair of glasses designed for people with low vision, capturing images and video and presenting it in real time with enhancements that allow the eye to perceive more than it is normally able to. After seeing her son for the first time Kathy realised that she didn’t want to just see…
  • The Razer Nabu X is now on sale

    Tom Pritchard
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:33 am
    Despite the fact that it was only announced a couple of weeks ago at CES, Razer’s budget fitness tracker, the Nabu X, is now on sale for £61 (£45 plus shipping). For those of you who didn’t catch the original announcement, the Nabu X is a minimalist version of the original Nabu fitness tracker that ditches the screen for a series of three LEDs. These LEDs can be customised to flash a different colour for different things. It also vibrates when you receive a notification, and comes with ‘Pulse’ an NFC feature that lets you transfer contact information and step…
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  • Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S Edge names confirmed

    James O'Malley
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:12 am
    A slip-up by Vodafone Netherlands has revealed that Samsung’s next flagship phones will be known as the Galaxy S6 (surprise, surprise) and the Galaxy S Edge. The news comes via Slashgear, which reports that a placeholder has been spotted in the Dutch Vodafone website’s source code: Hidden from public view, but ready to be set live as soon as Samsung announces the phone. The phone is expected to be coming in two guises: one with a normal, flat screen, and the other with curves on either side (a bit like the Galaxy Note Edge). Whilst we’ve always expected the S6 to be called…
  • Is it worth getting a curved TV?

    Stuart O'Connor
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:07 am
    Television began life as a big wooden box in the corner of the room with a convex screen (powered by a cathode ray tube) that brought black-and-white programmes into the home. Then came colour. Then the CRT screens gave way to flat plasma, LED and LCD televisions. And we even have 3D TVs. Now, it seems, the flat screens are going curved again – this time concave rather than convex, which means that the screen curves gently towards you, not away from you. But are they any better than the high-definition flat screens that we have all come to know and love? As with a lot of technology in…
  • HTC Desire 610 vs Apple iPhone 5C

    James O'Malley
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:07 am
    If you’re looking for a mid-range handset then there are many options – and one of the decisions you tend to have to make is whether to go for a brand new, lower-spec device, or a flagship top-of-the-range phone from a few years ago, which has now come down in price. And this is why the 610 and the iPhone 5C make for a good battle. Screen The iPhone 5C has a 4″ screen running at 640×1136 (326ppi), whereas the Desire 610 has a larger 4.7″ screen running at a lower resolution: 540×960 (324ppi). Processor and innards The 610 is powered by a Quad-core 1.2 GHz…
  • Firmware update will help Xbox One controllers connect quicker

    James O'Malley
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:07 am
    Microsoft is planning to update the firmware on Xbox One controllers that will enable them to connect to your console much more quickly – apparently it will now take just two seconds, instead of an agonising 4-5 seconds. The news comes via Microsoft’s Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb, who also says that members of the Xbox Preview Program can download the update today and test it. Here’s how to do it: Connect a controller to your Xbox One with a USB cable. Keep any headsets connected to the controller. Connect to Xbox Live. Press the Menu Go to Settings > Devices &…
  • WATCH: 3Doodler 3D drawing pen is now slimmer and lighter

    James O'Malley
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:56 am
    One of the coolest tools of the last few years has been 3Doodler – a pen that literally lets you draw 3D objects right in front of you. The original device was pretty bulky, but excitingly we recently learned that the developer has taken it back to the (3D) drawing board and has come up with a 2.0 version – which is a quarter the size and half the weight of the original.
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  • Top 10 Gear Live Videos of 2014

    Andru Edwards
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:39 pm
    The sun will set on 2014 in just a few hours, and we are just in time with our annual top 10 list of the most-watched Gear Live video episodes. Over the past year, as expected, there was a bunch of Apple gear that made the list, with the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The launch of the WWE Network was also groundbreaking, and our walkthrough proved to be the second most popular video of the year. Other items, like a tutorial on upgrading Xbox One controllers, a look at the Fitbit Force, and a how-to on installing the Nest Protect also proved popular as well. Oh, and if you wanna…
  • Thank You, and Happy New Year!

    Andru Edwards
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    I wanted to take a moment to thank you, our readers and viewers, for making 2014 another great year here at Gear Live. Gear Live isn't just a job for me--it's not just a means to earn a living. This is my place where I have the privilege of sharing my thoughts on the world of technology, give my opinion, answer your questions, and most importantly, be a part of the community that has grown around the content I produce, both in written word and in video. As such, Gear Live means a lot to me, and it's an honor that it means enough to you that you take some time out of your week to…
  • The 2014 Gear Live Holiday Bash, in pictures!

    Andru Edwards
    29 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    A few weeks ago, Gear Live threw down and kicked off the holiday season with the 2014 Gear Live Holiday Bash, and now we've got the pictures to prove it. At the event, I presented my picks for the best holiday gadgets, along with help from my friends Jess Estrada (of FreshJess), GeekWire, Drew Morrison, and New Tech Seattle. We had Seattle's VellVett perform, as well as "Kid Sensation" Xola Malik. Blitz, the mascot for the current Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, made an appearance as well. It was a great night full of food, music, and gadgets giveaways. We've got to give a…
  • So, what’d you get?

    Andru Edwards
    25 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    It's Christmas morning, and it's a Thursday, which means you have the whole day to play with your new toys (barring any crazy family functions that aim to pry you away!) while taking a day off. We just wanna know one thing--what'd you get? Anything that was listed on our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide? Anything obscure? Any straight up ridiculous gifts that seemingly came out of left field? We wanna hear it all! Lay it on us in the comments! Tags: 2014, adslice, christmas, christmas 2014, christmas gifts, christmas gifts 2014, sidefeatured, what did you get, So, what’d you get?
  • The Interview now available, $5.99 to rent, $14.99 to buy

    Andru Edwards
    24 Dec 2014 | 9:59 am
    The Interview, the movie release that’s been at the center of media hysteria for the past week, is now available to stream from the comfort of your home after having its theatrical release pulled. You can still catch the movie in theaters starting tomorrow, Christmas Day, but you’ll only find it in 300 select independent theaters. In order to reach the masses, Sony decided to partner with Xbox Video, YouTube, and Google Play in conjunction with its own site on streaming the feature into the homes of potential viewers. As far as pricing goes, you can rent The…
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  • Updates

    17 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    You know what hasn't gotten an update in a while? This blog! What else? The cute kittens of digital security over at I can haz digital security?. The world is busy and imperfect. But hey, kittens! Also - an SSL update. I've added in Cloudflare's Universal SSL to my site, and it communicates with mt backend over the old kinda-broken-ish (but not really!) CA SSL cert. I'll be moving to EFF's Let's Encrypt as soon as it's open for business. This should clear up most SSL errors for you, and if you really, really care about a direct SSL connection to this site, I trust your ability to securely…
  • Of Tor and Condoms

    26 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    I am far from the first to compare digital security practices to safer sex practices. Heck, you can even see a rap career blooming as Jillian York and Jacob Appelbaum suggest that it's time that we "talk about P-G-P" at re:publica. Talking about software and trust gets both very boring and very depressing quickly. Let's instead move on to the juicy sex-ed part! A quick disclaimer: First, apologies for the at-times male and/or heteronormative point of view; I'd welcome more inclusive language, especially around the HTTPS section. Second, I am unabashedly pro-Tor, a user of the tor network, and…
  • Do you trust your tools?

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    There's a budding conversation on "trust" over in the twitterverse. I began a draft post a while back that compared Tor (the amazing privacy and anti-censorship network and all privacy-protecting software to condoms. More on that soon, but let's actually talk about how you might have trust in a software project, using Tor as an example. Tor has been in the news recently, and I've had a ton of people ask me about how safe it is to use, so I figured one click-bait headline is as good as another in having an open and honest discussion about Tor. First, let's be transparent. Tor - not unlike the…
  • Of BBQ, Open Source, and Heartbleed.

    12 Apr 2014 | 6:11 pm
    There's a point here about heartbleed and security — I promise. Keep with me. As I am wont to once the weather finally begins to coöperate, I've been trying a few new things out on the grill. When I'm in this exploratory phase, I love digging through the infinitely interesting BBQ blogs of the Internet - they're full of hard-won knowledge about fire and smoke, but often lack a certain level of technical polish. Case in point, my reference blog for this week's experiment was a well-seasoned old blog, but they'd lost every single comment from years of discussions. Why? No technical glitch,…
  • A Senate response to The Day We (Fought) Back

    24 Feb 2014 | 6:56 am
    Senator Cruz's office's response to my personal note about surveillance I sent as part of TheDayWeFightBack: Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding the National Security Agency's surveillance program. Input from fellow Texans significantly informs my decision-making and empowers me to better represent the state. During my time in the Senate, I have consistently reiterated my support of programs that can detect impending threats to our homeland or diplomatic and military facilities abroad. It is imperative, however, that we strike an appropriate balance between remaining vigilant…
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  • Shouting Fire in a Theater

    Kyle Baxter
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Today is an excellent day to re-read Ken White’s excellent overview of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr’s oft-referenced “shouting fire in a theater” quote: Holmes’ quote is the most famous and pervasive lazy cheat in American dialogue about free speech.
  • Elon Musk May Unveil Mars Colony Plans This Year

    Kyle Baxter
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:34 pm
    During a Reddit AMA earlier this week, Elon Musk said he hopes to announce his Mars transport system plans. As you’d expect, I’m incredibly excited about this. We are still obviously a long ways away from the first manned mission to Mars, but there is finally substantive work being done to get us there. Of course, NASA announced late last year that the Orion space capsule is a part of their plan toward a manned mission to Mars, which is terribly exciting. Humans conducting experiments on Mars and exploring the planet is something I hope to see before I die. But Musk and SpaceX, I…
  • ‡ A Jovian Dream

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

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

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

    Romit Mehta
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    Bing Pulse, the real-time viewer polling and feedback tool from Bing, is going to be part of CNN and MSNBC’s coverage of the upcoming State of the Union address by United States President Mr Barack Obama. The way it worked in the past is analysts and pundits across networks and publications would try to make sense of the variety of feedback channels they get their data from, and then try to provide the updates to the viewers. Naturally that took some time and the final analyses would take hours and days, if not weeks. Instead, Bing Pulse will enable MSNBC and CNN to provide real-time…
  • Lenovo launches A6000, India’s most affordable 4G LTE smartphone

    Abhishek Baxi
    16 Jan 2015 | 12:15 am
    Lenovo today introduced the Lenovo A6000 in India, the country’s most affordable 4G smartphone, to be available exclusively on Flipkart. The A6000 supports both LTE bands in India FDD 1800MHz (Band 3) & TDD 2300MHz (Band 40). Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with 64-bit, quad-core CPU each running at 1.2GHz, the device runs on Android 4.4.4. The screen is a 12.7 cms HD IPS panel, and with 8.2mm thickness, it’s thin and light as well. Lenovo as a leader in smart connected devices is committed to staying ahead of the curve. The A6000 is the perfect choice for the…
  • BlackBerry Launches the BlackBerry Classic in India for ₹31,990

    Abhishek Baxi
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    In a press event in New Delhi today, BlackBerry Limited launched the BlackBerry Classic in India. The smartphone is specially built to meet the needs of productive people who prefer a physical QWERTY keyboard. The company claims that the Classic is designed based on extensive customer feedback and offers customers the power and performance of BlackBerry 10, with the DNA and familiarity of the ‘classic’ keypad experience. The QWERTY keyboard has stood the test of time as the iconic BlackBerry feature and gives users the control and confidence to communicate quickly and clearly using one…
  • Skype for iOS Updated, Pre-release Program Announced

    Romit Mehta
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:31 pm
    Skype has been updated for iOS on January 14, and per a blog post on Skype Blogs, they have now made it possible to quickly search for contacts and start conversations quicker via an update to the chat picker. According to the post, the following two enhancements are part of the latest update: In Skype 5.9 for iPhone, when you start typing a phone number in the dial pad, Skype will suggest contacts with matching phone numbers, making it faster to find who you want to talk to. We’ve also updated the new chat picker to make starting conversations easier. Once you’ve chosen who you want to…
  • 2 Simple Steps to Clean Up Your Facebook Profile and Hide Your Past Indiscretions

    Pallab De
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Facebook has come a long way since its humble beginnings almost eleven years ago. From being just a wall of posts, it has morphed into a powerful aggregator with a wide variety of content. The trouble is that somewhere beneath all the content that you’ve created over the years, there are all your past indiscretions waiting to be discovered. Did you go on a liking spree when Pages were introduced and Facebook invited you to become a fan of your favourite personalities and brands? Did you post silly nonsensical content when you were in your early teens? Chances are all of that history is…
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  • Philips aims to spin-off its OLED lighting business unit

    27 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Philips announced its intention to spin-off its OLED activity. Philips is searching for a buyer for its whole OLED business activity. Following the spin-off, Philips Lighting will focus on LED based connected systems and services.Philips has been one of the leaders in the OLED lighting industry for years, so this is a major announcement and a very interesting one - and only time will tell whether this move will be positive or not for OLED technology. From my contacts at Philips it seems that this is seen as a very positive development for OLEDs...Read more about Philips aims to spin-off its…
  • Universal Display signs a long-term agreement with LG Display

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:18 am
    Universal Display and LG Display signed a new long-term OLED technology license agreement and supplemental material purchase agreement. The agreement runs till December 31, 2022.Similarly to UDC's agreement with Samsung (signed in 2011), LGD gets non-exclusive license rights to manufacture and sell OLED displays, and will pay license fees and running royalties on its OLED product sales. UDC will also continue and supply phosphorescent materials for LG Display.Read more about Universal Display signs a long-term agreement with LG Display
  • Manz sees a very big potential for OLEDs, but no mass production breakthrough in the next two years

    25 Jan 2015 | 3:07 am
    Manz AG has been developing Gen-8 OLED OVPD deposition equipment since early 2014, in collaboration with Aixtron, and the company also offers wet-chemical processing equipment for OLED display production (and already won some contract, including a large €9 million order from a Chinese OLED maker in August 2014).In a recent press release, the company's CFO commented that OLED technology has a "very big potential for the future", but he does not see any mass production breakthroughs in the next two years. Small-sized OLEDs are of course being mass produced already, which means he likely…
  • LG's G Flex 2 to ship in Korea by the end of Janaury

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:52 am
    LG launched its 2nd-gen curved OLED phone, the G Flex 2, in Korea. The G Flex 2 will be shipping by the end of January for 800,000 Won (about $740). This exciting new phone has a 5.5" Full-HD Flexible OLED on a plastic substrate, protected with a new glass cover developed by LG that is reportedly 20% stronger than the latest Gorilla Glass 3. The screen curves from top to bottom, with a curvature radius of 700 mm. The whole phone can be slightly bent.The G Flex 2 has self-healing back coating, a Snapdragon 810 Octa-core 2Ghz CPU, 2GB of RAM, LTE, 16/32 GB of storage, 13 MP camera,…
  • Samsung Display aims to reach OLED-LCD cost parity in 2015

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:24 am
    Towards the end of 2014, it was reported that Samsung Display aims to lower the cost of their OLED displays, to be more competitive with LCDs (some suggested that Samsung aims to bring small-sized OLED cost below that of competing LCDs).Now Digitimes reports that according to its sources Samsung indeed aims to close the gap between OLED and LCD pricing during 2015. In 2013 an AMOLED panel used to cost about $10-15 more than a competing LCD (they probably mean a 4" - 5" panel). In 2014 this shrunk to only $5.Read more about Samsung Display aims to reach OLED-LCD cost parity in 2015
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  • 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…
  • Micron and A*STAR extend their STT-MRAM collaboration for three more years

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    In October 2011, Micron and Singapore's A*STAR Data Storage Institute (DSI) announced a 3-year STT-MRAM co-development project. Today they announced that they extend this collaboration for three more years.DSI and Micro are co-developing high-density STT-MRAM devices. Micron established a technology centre in Singapore, with help from the DSI, which also provided the necessary expertise and innovation to achieve successful fabrication of STT-MRAM devices. In the next three years, the research collaboration will focus on developing low-power consumption switching mechanisms, and improving the…
  • Non-volatile Memories

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:12 am
    Written for scientists, researchers, and engineers, This book describes the recent research and implementations in relation to the design of a new generation of non-volatile electronic memories.The objective is to replace existing memories (DRAM, SRAM, EEPROM, Flash, etc.) with a universal memory model likely to reach better performances than the current types of memory: extremely high commutation speeds, high implantation densities and retention time of information of about ten years.ASIN:  Non-volatile Memories (Iste)
  • Crocus developed MRAM-based magnetic sensors for flexible displays

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

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

  • How to Manage an International Community

    Nissim Alkobi
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    In today’s globally connected business world, many consumers and business decision makers find out about new products and services via conversations on social media and other online communities. Because of this trend, most growing international companies have community managers, all of which have certainly encountered some of the joys – and pitfalls – of community management. Often, your existing customers or users are your best brand advocates. These customers share satisfying customer experiences with their friends, families and networks on social media, online forums and in person.
  • Set Your Identity with Your Office Design

    James Timpson
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    When you’re running a business, corporate identity should be at the top of your list of priorities. Potential clients will judge your company at a glance. In fact, before you’ve even had a chance to market your services they will have already made up their decision on a subconscious level. Setting the right impression from the very start is crucial if you want to succeed, so before you before looking for clients and trying to secure business, take a step back and make sure your office design is worthy of their time and money. Keep it Casual There’s a distinct difference between…
  • 2015: the Year of Smarter Internal Communications

    Agu De Marco
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The way we keep our employees informed and engaged in the workplace is radically changing. Many companies have begun to deploy social and mobile collaboration tools that are altering the ways we build company culture and increase productivity. As companies become more proactive about adopting new internal communications technologies, we are now seeing how employees can play a bigger role in forming internal communications practices in the workplace. Many organizations are leveraging new tools such as social networks, mobile, and visual storytelling to collaborate, champion company culture,…
  • Corigin Ventures Sets Sight on Miami: “We’re Quite Bullish”

    Camila Souza
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Good news Miami, more money is coming our way. New York City-based investment firm, Corigin Ventures, is looking to open new headquarters in Miami and invest locally. Corigin Ventures focuses on Seed and Series A investments for startups in high-growth markets. Tech.Co spoke to David Goldberg, Director of Corigin Ventures, to find out about their plans in Miami. 1. What do you look for when making the decision to invest? What is your process like? Our process is a nice hybrid of thorough analysis and raw instinct, and we consider team, market, and product. We look for passion, know-how, and…
  • Create an iPhone Game in 31 Days

    Ronald Barba
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    If you’ve ever wanted to create an iPhone game, then now is the time to do it. A new course has launched today that is aimed at teaching students how to create their own, original, indie game in just 31 days using Apple Sprite Kit with its Swift programming language. So, not only will you be able to create a functional and fun game, you’ll learn to do so with Apple’s new programming language that is quickly gaining momentum among full-time developers. And the best part? We’ve got a promo link that will let you take the course at 20 percent discount. The name of the…
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  • Basic .gitignore for Craft CMS development
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    I wanted to share my basic .gitignore file for when I'm working on a Craft CMS project. Sometimes I use CodeKit, sometimes I don't but this .gitignore file will take care of CodeKit cache just in case. # Mac specific .DS_Store .DS_Store? .AppleDouble .LSOverride ehthumbs.db Thumbs.db # Icon must end with two \r Icon # Thumbnails ._* # Files that might appear on external disk .Spotlight-V100 .Trashes # Directories potentially created on remote AFP share .AppleDB .AppleDesktop Network Trash Folder Temporary Items .apdisk bower_components .tmp .sass_cache .codekit-cache # Craft specific…
  • Bootstrap 3 quick fix for older Firefox versions
    29 Jun 2014 | 12:39 pm
    I recently worked on a site and used Bootstrap v3 as the framework for my grid system. As I got far into the project, the requirement for Firefox versions crept downward to version 27. My carefully constructed columns started to crumble in this version of Firefox. After a little research, it turned out that the CSS box-sizing rule for Bootstrap had dropped the ‘-moz’ prefixes. Here’s what Bootstrap had in it: * { box-sizing: border-box; } *:before, *:after { box-sizing: border-box; } To add support for the older Firefox builds, I left the official Bootstrap file alone but…
  • Bookmarklet for logging into Beats Music
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:36 am
    I really enjoy Beats Music but since they have a 3 device limit, I am logged out of the app on my computer regularly. I also have Beats set up in a Fluid stand-alone app on my machine. The reason I did this is because it keeps my music playing even if I happen to restart my web browser. I can also put the Beats app I created in my doc for easy access. Unfortunately this means the app doesn’t integrate into my password storage app. This means I would have to log into it in a separate window, copy my password and paste it into the Fluid Beats app to start music. To make this process…
  • Helper bookmarklet to refresh any web page for “capturing” a live video or audio stream.
    28 Feb 2014 | 8:01 am
    I was not going to be near my computer for a recent live webcast I really wanted to watch; unfortunately the event was also not being archived by the site. Live viewing was the only option unless I could capture the stream for watching the next day. Luckily there are a variety of tools for stream capturing. Two that I use and recommend are Jaksta for video and audio and Audio Hijack Pro for audio only. (For why I use Audio Hijack Pro for audio when Jaksta does that too is addressed at the end of this post.) Either program will do the media capture, but there was still a problem I needed to…
  • Quickly mass delete pending comments from an ExpressionEngine database.
    2 Dec 2013 | 10:45 am
    Ever get bombarded by a spammer in your ExpressionEngine comment system and want to delete, say 16,747 pending comments all at once? Run the following query on your MySQL database and kiss that spam goodbye. (Please, make a backup on your database before doing this though!) DELETE FROM exp_comments WHERE exp_comments.`status` = 'p'; Spam be gone.
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    Reuters Video: Technology

  • Hector the robot mimics a giant stick insect

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    A robot based on a stick insect can navigate difficult terrain autonomously and adapt to its surroundings. Tara Cleary reports.
  • Water fleas prepare for Space voyage

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:19 am
    Scientists are preparing a group of water fleas for a unique voyage to the International Space Station. Jim Drury went to meet the team.
  • Box jumps in NYSE debut

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Shares of online data provider Box rose as much as 77 percent in its debut, valuing the company at close to $3 billion at one point. Bobbi Rebell reports.
  • Weekly win for stocks

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:51 pm
    U.S. stocks posted gains for the week, despite a mixed session on Friday on lukewarm corporate results. Bobbi Rebell reports.
  • Smart wristband to shock away bad habits

    23 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    A Boston start-up is developing a wristband they say will help users break bad habits by jolting them with an electric shock. Ben Gruber reports.
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    Softpedia News > Technology & Gadgets

  • MSI Announces NVMe Support on All X99/Z97/H97 Motherboards

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:51 am
    NVM Express, NVMe for short, means Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface Specification (NVMHCI) and defines how solid-state drives (SSDs) attached through the PCI Express (PCIe) bus are accessed. Designed from the ground up to take advantage of the low latency and parallelism of PCI Express SSDs, the interface can be used in “normal” PCI Express SSDs, as well as M.2 drives and SATA Express 2.5-inch units. Thanks to using the PCIe root complex, SSDs wired through it can attain over 2 ... (read more)
  • EVGA TORQ X5 and X3 Gaming Mice Shine with Inner Light

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:40 am
    Gaming peripherals will always be something that a certain kind of customers will be looking for, so everyone involved in this market segment will reveal new ones every once in a while. It now happens to be EVGA's turn. EVGA has released two mice, really two series of mice given the color options, which aren't set apart by much besides the different top design. While there are some differences in regard to the sensors, they are individual design elements, not things that set the two series a... (read more)
  • Realtek Outs Its First 2015 Ethernet Drivers – Download the New Versions

    Softpedia News (Iulian Pascal)
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:33 am
    Just now, Realtek has rolled out new network drivers developed for its PCI and PCIe Gigabit and Fast Ethernet adapters, namely versions 5.830, 106.12, 7.091, and 8.037, which are the producer’s first releases this year. When it comes to compatibility, Realtek’s 5.830 driver is suitable for Windows XP and Server 2003 platforms, and can only be applied on systems that include a PCIe network adapter. Moving forward, while version 106.12 is supported by Windows Vista and Server 2008 OSes, update... (read more)
  • 12 Million Graphics Cards Sold in 2014 from ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte Alone

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:53 am
    Advanced Micro Devices and NVIDIA may be the ones that create the graphics processing units (GPUs) and the basic design for a graphics card, but it's ultimately their OEMs that sell the products. Owing to large shipments of cards from both suppliers, the world's best-known vendors of video cards are ASUS, Gigabyte and Micro-Star International. Both AMD and NVIDIA have exclusive partners, OEMs that for one reason or another only deal with one or the other. Contract exclusivity clauses are har... (read more)
  • Overclocked Triple-Fan GeForce GTX 960 Released by Colorful

    Softpedia News (Sebastian Pop)
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:07 am
    The GeForce GTX 960 graphics card from NVIDIA was released last week, which means that most OEMs have revealed their respective custom versions. One of those partner companies is Colorful Technology. Colorful chose not to flood the market with too many models of the same product. Instead, it decided that three would be enough. One of them, called iGame GTX960 Ymir-U, is made for general users and gamers, according to the press release, and doesn't modify the performance. The other board, Co... (read more)
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    Storytelling For Startups

  • Setup Instructions for v2.41

    Mark Evans
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    Welcome to Launch Effect Premium v2.41! Launch Effect Premium lets you create and customize an entire website at the click of a few buttons. Version 2.41 includes some important stability fixes and speed improvements, tweaks to the theme’s responsive styling, and large improvements to the way the theme handles the generation of meta data for Facebook sharing, as well as the theme’s ability to play nice with popular SEO plugins. Be sure to check out the Launch Effect > Designer > Global Settings panel for more information. Take a look around to see what’s new and launch…
  • Hello world!

    5 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    Techvibes Global News

  • To All High School Students: Coding Starts Now

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:09 pm
    What is the surest path to getting a secure and top paying job after university? Computer science. Unfortunately, enrollment in computer science programs at colleges and universities remains low, as very few high school students make the choice to enter the field. In 2013, graduates of the University of Windsor’s Computer Science program had a 100% job placement rate, but the school shared that still not enough students were entering the program. Director of Computer Science at University of Windsor says some of this low enrollment comes from government cutbacks that have been impacting…
  • Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Canadian Startup Awards

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:05 pm
    After six weeks of nominations and voting, the 2014 Canadian Startup Awards have boiled down to this one moment: the winners. This year we received more than 40,000 votes, a significant increase from last year's awards. We want to thank all of our readers—from the voters to the startups and the entrepreneurs and investors who power them—for making Canada's startup community so vibrant and innovative. And now, the winners: STARTUP of THE YEAR 2014 WINNER: VarageSale Runners up: Slack, OMsignal   ENTREPRENEUR of THE YEAR 2014 WINNER: Stewart Butterfield (Slack) Runner up:…
  • Canadian City Named One of World's Most Intelligent Communities in 2015

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    The Intelligent Community Forum recently announced the "Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2015." The list, below, includes cities and towns from five different nations, including Australia, Brazil, and Canada. Arlington County, Virginia, USA Columbus, Ohio, USA Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Mitchell, South Dakota, USA New Taipei City, Taiwan Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Surrey, British Columbia, Canada According to the New York-based think tank, which has been naming the world’s most Intelligent Community of the Year since it named Singapore in 1999, Canada and Taiwan continue to reach the…
  • Chalk Raises $500,000 from Prominent Canadian Entrepreneurs

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:56 am today announced a funding round led by MaRS Investment Acceleration Fund with participation from BDC Capital, Ryan Holmes of Hootsuite, and John Baker of Desire2Learn. Used in 20,000 schools worldwide, Chalk solves the problems of lesson planning, assessment, and collaboration for teachers. The Canadian startup is led by Forbes 2015 Top 30 Under 30 entrepreneur William Zhou and a team of 11. Quoth Chalk: The current educational system is designed around a factory model and stuck in an era dominated by manufacturing. wants to bring education into the post-industrial era.
  • Upcoming Canadian Tech Events You Should Check Out

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
        Looking for something tech-related to do in the next few weeks? We’ve chosen a few of our favourite upcoming tech events happening across Canada. Tech Product Validation: The Minimal Viable Product Process Most people will tell you that if you want to launch a new tech business, you need to start with a minimum viable product. What’s that? This workshop will teach participants about lean development methodology and the minimum viable product, specifically “how to define its metrics to validate your idea, and creative ways to test its success.” It’s…
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  • NCWIT Hero + American Museum of Natural History....
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    Founding Director of BridgeUp; STEM, a New Educational Initiative 1659_ 1/20/15 - Lucy Sanders, CEO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT along with Larry Nelson, Director of w3w3® Media Network are interviewing Christina Wallace, the Founding Director of BridgeUp: STEM, a new educational initiative at the American Museum of Natural History focused on introducing girls and minorities to computer science. It is funded by a generous $7.5M 5-year grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Trust. Previously Christina was a Vice President at Startup Institute, the Founder…
  • Amazing products - Brilliant people
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:38 am
    Creating and operating large-scale web applications 1651_ 1/05/15 - Lucy Sanders, the CEO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT, is back with another in the series of interviews with fabulous entrepreneurs. Lucy is joined be Larry Nelson, co-founder of Talk Radio. They are interviewing Kate Matsudaira, Founder of popforms. Kate has spent her entire career working on amazing products with brilliant people. Now, she wants to transform the way we think about career development and is on a mission to create tools that help superstars shine at work. Before…
  • Increase awareness, increase interest, increase attendance...
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:29 am
    2014 Coming EVENTS w3w3® Media Network - Schedule & Plan All New Photos - Check Them Out View 2015 Biz/Tech Scheduled Events SUBMIT Your Event Dates – 2015 Thank You! 2014 DECEMBER 12/17 W Day Hanukkah Begins 12/21 Su First Day of Winter 12/24 W Christmas Eve!!! 12/25 Th MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!! 12/26 F Kwanza Begins 12/31 W New Year's Eve: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 !!! Associations: Use this Business Community Calendar ... List your special events and monthly meetings…it's FREE! *** Does your organization have a Special Event that should be listed on the w3w3®…
  • 8th Annual Business Social Enterprise Event
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Entrepreneurship from Belfast to Belize 1644_ 12/8/14 - The country and company Susan Morrice is most well known in is Belize. She is the founder and chair of Belize Natural Energy. But also, here in Denver, as the original investor with founder Josh Stewart of XJet, the private jet company. Larry Nelson,, asked Susan what was next for her, she replied, "What I really want to do is to teach people the key educational steps, it's not a secret, behind everyone being as successful as they want to be. To follow their own dreams. The first key is to know yourself! Really get to…
  • Entrepreneurship - Belfast to Belize - Susan Morrice
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:25 am
    ACG & CIMCO Cares - 8th Business Social Enterprise Event
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  • Ricky Dillon Releases Music Video As His Debut EP Hits iTunes

    Sam Gutelle
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Ricky Dillon is no longer making videos with Our2ndLife (because O2L is no longer active), but he still a bustling YouTube career of his own. The vlogger is looking to get into music, and to that end, he has released RPD, his debut EP. RPD consists of five songs, which are available on iTunes for 99 cents each or $3.99 for all five. Over on his YouTube channel, Dillon has released music videos for two of the songs on his album. A week ago, he debuted a video for “Ignite,” and he has followed that up with a video for “Thunder and Lightning.“The song itself is a typical…
  • Univision’s Flama Brings Five New Original Series To Hulu

    Bree Brouwer
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Hulu’s content library just got a little bit bigger and a little bit more Latino-friendly. Flama, an over-the-top digital network for young Hispanics owned by media company Univision, has partnered with Hulu to bring five of its original English-language series to the streaming platform. Under the deal, all episodes of Flama’s originals Taking on America, Drop the Mic with Becky G, Chachi’s Dance to Uforia, and The Bodega are now available for streaming on Hulu. Flama also recently premiered its newest comedy series called Saving Lives on the streaming service. That program…
  • Amazon, Electus Plan Pilot Based On Life Of Casanova

    Sam Gutelle
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:57 pm
    The 18th century’s most famous womanizer is getting his own show on Amazon. The Americans writer Stu Zicherman and Electus founder Ben Silverman are planning Casanova, a period drama that will focus on the titular ladies’ man. Before his name ever became synonymous with lotharios worldwide, Casanova was a Venetian libertine who was exiled from his home city after his adventures anger the local inquisitors. The series begins as Casanova arrives in Paris on a mission to reconstruct his life. “I thought the whole idea of Casanova living in exile in Paris was great,” said…
  • Endemol Debuts ‘Andy’s Hungry Voyage’ With Andy Milonakis

    Bree Brouwer
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Endemol Beyond USA and Andy Milonakis have a released an original series that promises to be the only show on any medium that combines the 38-year-old comedian and a global voyage around the world focused on food. The aptly titled Andy’s Hungry Voyage just dropped its first episode on January, 23, 2015, and in it Milonakis travels to Crete, Greece to try the local cuisine. Milonakis returns to Papadiana on the island of Crete, which was his childhood vacation spot and the location where his father was born. Milonakis spends most of the episode showing off family photos and introducing…
  • Netflix Inks Deal To Distribute Four Films From Duplass Brothers

    Sam Gutelle
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:55 pm
    The kings of mumblecore are coming to Netflix. At Sundance Film Festival, the streaming video on demand (SVOD) platform announced a four-film deal with brothers Mark and Jay Duplass. According to Deadline, which first reported the deal, Netflix will finance the four films. The Duplass brothers, known for directorial credits like Cyrus and Jeff Who Lives At Home as well as acting credits like The League (Mark) and Transparent (Jay), will briefly debut the films in theaters before bringing them to Netflix a short time later. That model is the same one Amazon plans to use with its own line of…
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  • Facebook Groups for iOS: Deleted

    Phil Schneider
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    I have never been so excited to review an app in my life. “Why are you so excited, Phil?” you ask. Because I can finally deleted this stupid app. Strong words, I know, but certainly deserved. I’m not sure what Zuckerberg’s strategy is exactly, but he’s continually taking up more of my phone’s real estate with frustratingly mediocre apps. The Groups app was designed to help you keep better track of the groups you belong to or administrate. My reasons for hating this app are fourfold, but I’ll get into that in a second. First, let me remind you why…
  • 10 Musts of Using Instagram [Infographic]

    Jeremy Smith
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Instagram for churches? Yes please! Something that drives me to a ministry more than anything is the ministry’s ability to show faces of congregation members and their families enjoying a service or how a ministry is impacting and serving in the community. Can you imagine the impact a great photo could have? It would tell the relief a family has because your church gave selflessly at a Fall Feed the Homeless drive. It could show that moment of joy after a baptism. And it should reveal what worship looks like on Sunday morning as congregation members praise God in service. All of these…
  • How to Lose Your Readers’ Trust

    Rachel Blom
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    As a blogger, the implicit trust of your readers is a precious commodity. That’s especially the case for your loyal readers, the people who follow your blog via email, RSS or other ways on a regular basis. Holding on to that trust that, honoring it even, is essential if you want to continue growing your blog. At the end of the day, it’s your long-term loyal readers who will spontaneously promote your blog after all, simply because you add value to their lives. But it’s easy to lose the trust your readers have placed in you. I’ve seen it happen with smaller blogs, but also with big,…
  • I Am the Very Model of a Biblical Philologist [Video]

    Eric Dye
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    This biblical philologist themed parody of “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General” is just … just … too much fun to pass up. So, here you go: I Am the Very Model of a Biblical Philologist [Video] first appeared on ChurchMag and is sponsored by ChurchMag Press.
  • The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People [Infographic]

    Eric Dye
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s fun to see how the world’s most creative people schedule their day and compare it to our own. In this infographic displaying daily routines of famous creative people, you can get a quick glimpse and comparison of all of them at once. There is one thing that really stood out to me about these creative’s routines: [Click for Larger]Notice how much time they spent in the Day Job/Admin area of their lives? Doesn’t this really put the work of Victor Hugo, Charles Dickens and Pablo Picasso into perspective? If you are an aspiring writer, songwriter, or if you’re…
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    by Ron Miller

  • Microsoft Faces Stiff Mobile Challenge

    Ron Miller
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Microsoft had a great week last week, and with the HoloLens announcement, it felt like it got its groove back, but don't be fooled by one good week. Microsoft has miles to go before it's relevant in mobile. Photo Courtesy of Microsoft.
  • Box Has Always Been About Reshaping Enterprise Software

    Ron Miller
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:41 am
    Box made a decision several years ago to transform from consumer online storage to a cloud content management platform. On the eve its long awaited IPO, many people still mistakenly lump the company with online storage and enterprise sync and share, missing the point of what the company actually does. Photo courtesy of Box.
  • Microsoft Just Fired Latest Volley In The Face Computer Battle

    Ron Miller
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Less than a week after Google shut down the Glass Explorer's program, Microsoft enter the fray with a new device called the HoloLens and this thing looks pretty cool. Suddenly the battle for the face computer is heating up.
  • Dropbox CloudOn Purchase Another Move In Evolving Enterprise Strategy

    Ron Miller
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    Dropbox bought CloudOn today, a company that lets you view and edit Office documents on your iPad from your favorite cloud storage app. I look at how this acquisition fits in with Dropbox's evolving strategy. FEATURED IMAGE: GIDEON/FLICKR UNDER A CC BY 2.0 LICENSE
  • Enterprise Incubator Alchemist Lands $2.1M From Impressive Backers

    Ron Miller
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:21 am
    Alchemist Accelerator started off as a modest experiment to prove that there was a demand for enterprise accelerators --and people liked it. They really, really liked it. Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto (c)
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  • Teenage Engineering designed a set of incredible pocket synthesizers that cost $59 each

    Brad Grier
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:11 pm
    Very cool! High quality yet affordable. Very minimalist. Worth checking out! But that all changes with the launch of the Pocket Operator synth and drum machine series, a set of three calculator-sized music-making tools that can be yours for less than $200 total. “Our goal was to make a synth that cost $49,” says CEO and head of design Jesper Kouthoofd, before pausing a bit sheepishly and admitting: “but we failed on that, so it’ll be $59.” Teenage Engineering designed a set of incredible pocket synthesizers that cost $59 each originally appeared on on January 23, 2015.
  • Brushstroke — a rather cool iOS filter app

    Brad Grier
    30 Dec 2014 | 3:42 pm
    I love the idea of taking a good photographic image and manipulating it so it looks like it was a painting. It follows then, that I quite enjoy experimenting and finding a cool ios filter app that facilitates this. I like seeing how technically gifted people have created software to ‘see’ as a watercolour artist sees, or as an impressionist sees. Creativity. You can see some of my experiments on my Flickr stream. My latest exploration has been with Brushstroke — a rather fully-featured iOS filter app. The Blue Jay image above is a render created with Brushstroke — almost has an…
  • Testing Duet — an OS X display extender app for iPad

    Brad Grier
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:48 am
    You’ve probably seen the online hype around Duet — an OS X display extender app for iPad. Basically it’s supposed to allow you to extend your current desktop screen to an iPad — just as if you had an extra monitor. Other apps already do this, but Duet’s claim to fame is it will extend your desktop in a way that’s lag free. So if you’re watching movies or animation and moving elements between monitors, you’ll not notice lag. Duet’s unique feature that allows this is that Duet connects to your Mac using the USB port and either 30 pin connector or Lightning connector. I’ve…
  • From the It Must Be Christmas Holiday App Deals dept.

    Brad Grier
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:24 am
    It seems like a few of the good strategy and board games are going on sale now on the Apple App Store as quality publishers have started cutting prices  revealing their holiday app deals. I’ve played these games and do recommend them as valuable additions to your iOS gaming collection. Prices are discounted at the time of this post, but they may change at the whim of the publisher. And on with the deals: Talisman - A great conversion from the well-known adventure board game. Reduced to @2.99 from $6.99. Small World 2 — Huge discount (9.99 -> 2.99) for this sequel to strategy board…
  • Currently Free: iOS Skullduggery! (was $4.99)

    Brad Grier
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    Currently Free: iOS Skullduggery! (was $4.99) — — Brad Grier (@bgrier) December 17, 2014 Currently Free: iOS Skullduggery! (was $4.99) originally appeared on on December 17, 2014. The post Currently Free: iOS Skullduggery! (was $4.99) appeared first on
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  • POPSUGAR Shout Out: Ellie Goulding Shows Off Her Fit Bod in New Ads For Nike

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Ellie Goulding's new Nike campaign celebrates being fit, not skinny - Fitness 10 habits of successful introverts - Smart Living The best spinach-artichoke dip, hands down - Food 61 times Kim Kardashian's outfit wasn't Kanye approved - Fashion Steal these savvy celebrity beauty hacks from top red carpet pros - Beauty The reality of a snow day from a parent's (musical) perspective - Moms 28 stages of dating as told by the many faces of Tyra Banks - Love & Sex OMG, the Hello Kitty Cafe of your dreams is coming to the US - Tech Fake it till you make it: How to extend your closet - Home The…
  • Ms. Marvel Fights Real-Life Racism in San Francisco

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Source: Marvel A series of anti-Islamic ads currently being run on buses throughout San Francisco have been altered from messages of hate to tolerance - by a superhero. Really. The upsetting ads equate Islam with Nazism and were paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, a group known for its Islamophobic speech. But as the Facebook group Street Cred - Advertising For the People noticed, those ads have now been defaced with images of Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, a superhero who was reintroduced to comic book readers last year and made headlines for being Marvel's first female Muslim…
  • Police Claim That the Waze App Is Putting Law Enforcement in Danger

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Police are not pleased with the cop-tracking feature on Waze. The app, bought by Google for $966 million in 2013, utilizes over 50 million of its members to provide real-time traffic warnings and route guidance. It will even warn you about weather conditions, stalled cars, potholes, and accidents. What concerns law enforcement is Waze's ability to tell drivers exactly where police are, though the app doesn't specify whether it's due to a speed trap or officers aiding in a traffic accident. Police say this feature has the potential to endanger officers, possibly putting them in harm's way of…
  • This "What Is the Internet, Anyway" Ad Wins the Super Bowl

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:17 pm
    We've come a really, really long way. BMW's Super Bowl ad is throwing things back to a time when the Internet was just a newfangled idea by spoofing a famously viral 1994 clip starring NBC Today hosts Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel. BMW invited the two to remix the '90s gem into a commercial promoting the i3 electric car, set to air during Sunday's big game. In the hilarious original video, the hosts are completely perplexed by the "@" symbol. Here's what Bryant said, verbatim: "I wasn't prepared to translate that. That little 'a' with a ring around it." He continues, "What is the Internet,…
  • Musings Getting the East Coast Through Snowmageddon

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:52 pm
    "It's not business as usual," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said this week about what could be the largest blizzard in the city's history. While citizens of the Northeast brace themselves to stay safe during the serious weather conditions, they're also having some fun with being cooped up. From thoughts on the amount of kale on hand to fuel morning smoothies to photoshopped Star Wars cameos, here's how East Coasters are keeping their spirits up on social media. RT @SupermanTweets: BREAKING #BLIZZARD NEWS!!! Just saved Earthlings from #Snowmageddon2015 You're…
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  • Review: Hive Home – easily manage your home heating from any connected device

    18 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    We were delighted to be given the opportunity to have Hive Active Heating installed in our home just before Christmas last year (2014), its not even been a month since installation yet it has proven to be an extremely convenient and innovative upgrade to our home. Here’s a review of what it has been like to use. Some of you may have heard of Hive Home before, it was first set up by British Gas in 2012 with their mission to revolutionise the way we control our homes. Hive allows its users to intuitively take control of their home heating the way they want, from the comfort of their own…
  • Eco-friendly initiatives for your business

    27 Nov 2014 | 1:47 am
    Being eco-friendly in business is more than just wanting to be environmentally friendly. There are financial benefits as well. As utility bills go on rising, going green makes business sense. Every organisation can blend sustainability with commercial development. Here are some top tips on how companies can reduce costs and cut carbon. Look at your lighting Top of the list for eco initiatives should be taking a look at your lighting as part of a full energy audit. LED panels, tubes and lamps can together deliver energy savings of up to 85 per cent and cut carbon emissions at the same time.
  • T-Band Smart Strap: Concept in the making makes any watch smarter

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:26 am
    Whilst the T-Band Smart Strap is currently still a gadget concept in the making, it sure is a fantastic one, the latest idea is that it lets you transform your favourite watch into a smartwatch with the simple addition of a new strap which is equipped with a hidden display and is available as either T-BAND OD with PMOLED display or T-Band HD (Hidden Display).   The T-Band Smart Strap project is currently up for funding on Indiegogo looking to raise $50,000, with pledges starting from $129. As of today, it has reached 25% of its target with 36 days remaining. The design itself is…
  • The app that can help you beat the betting exchange

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:24 am
    The world of exchange betting is one of the most frantic environments in the gambling world and to stay on top of the action you either need a computer processor in your brain or some software to help you. Fortunately, Betfair has a range of products to help its punters, including an exchange betting app called BetTrader. Designed to find, collate and display the latest odds in a fraction of a second, this app has been described as a “must-have” tool for traders of all persuasions.   Before we take a look at some of BetTrader’s finer features, let’s quickly…
  • Which platform makes the best choice for mobile gaming?

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

    MS Europe
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    Ukrainian Football Club Shakhtar is protecting its IT infrastructure with cloud Just as a football team masterfully uses new tactics to outplay opponents and succeed, the IT Department of Ukrainian Football Club Shakhtar uses innovative technology to overcome threats and achieve its goals. Shakhtar and Microsoft Ukraine have had a long and successful history of joint projects aimed at increasing productivity. They’re now working together amidst uncertain circumstances in Eastern Ukraine. The critical situation in Eastern Ukraine forced the Club to leave their base city, Donetsk, and…
  • Windows 10: The Next Chapter

    MS Europe
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    The post Windows 10: The Next Chapter appeared first on Microsoft Europe.
  • Windows 10: A New Generation of Windows

    MS Europe
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:03 am
    REDMOND, Wash. — Jan. 21, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday unveiled a new generation of Windows, with a wide range of experiences designed to usher in a new era of more personal computing, as well as two new devices designed to extend the Windows experience from large screens to no screens. Windows 10 will be delivered as a service to offer a safer, innovative and updated experience for the supported lifetime of the device. A free upgrade1 for Windows 10 will be made available to customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, who upgrade in the first year. “Windows…
  • Safety, Privacy, and the Internet Paradox: Solutions at Hand and the Need for new Trans-Atlantic Rules

    MS Europe
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:21 am
    Today at the Center for European Policy Studies, Brad Smith, general counsel and executive vice president, legal and corporate affairs, Microsoft, delivered remarks and participated in a panel discussion on the subject of Trust, data and national sovereignty: solutions for a connected world Other panelists included: Jan Albrecht, Member of the European Parliament Renate Nikolay, Head of Cabinet, Vĕra Jourová’s Cabinet, DG Justice, European Commission Michał Boni, Member of the European Parliament Alexander Seger, Head of Data Protection and Cybercrime Division, Council of Europe In…
  • Unlocking the Digital Revolution

    Sylvie Laffarge
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:40 am
    Panos Economou may be only 14 but he already has grand plans for the future. One-half of the Greek team which soared to victory in the recent Kodu Kup Europe competition, Panos believes coding has the power to change the world for the better: “Our vision is to create something new which can help future generations.” Increasingly, it is those young people who fully understand the digital world around them who will be best placed to shape it. Providing them with the skills and training to do this is crucial, and it can set Europe’s youth up for a lifetime of success. Take Roxana Rugina,…
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  • WhatSim – the cheap SIM card designed for unlimited WhatsApp chatting only

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:08 am
    There’s clever, and then there’s really clever, and the new WhatSim is a very smart product indeed. Capitalizing on people’s need to stay in touch when traveling without breaking the bank, this new SIM card service for mobile phones provides an ultra cheap global WhatsApp chatting platform for all. The idea is simple, but brilliant. You buy a SIM card (all formats of SIM are included, nano, micro and standard) for a set price of €10, [...] 308 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • R2D2 Virtual Keyboard – the humble keyboard suddenly gets some Galactic laser beam action

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    There are really too many jokes to play with when it comes to products like this. Does the keyboard have ‘force’ feedback? Your typing better, will it make? And so it goes. But the fact is, if you’re a fanatic, you’re going to love having this R2D2 Virtual Keyboard on your desk. Right? The little fella not only offers up some very trendy laser style keyboard beaming action on your desktop, but also delivers all those [...] 147 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • Open Food Facts – cool free crowdsourced food database helps us all stay healthy

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:18 am
    Food is pretty important stuff we think you’ll agree. What a shame then, that we don’t really know enough about what we eat. Like the detailed stuff. Well now there’s a great new initiative using the crowd to create a free online database that anyone can use and add to, to make sure we have the facts we need. Open Food Facts bills itself as the free open food products database, and it aims to collect [...] 231 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • WiFi HotSpot USB Cable – 3 in 1 cable lets you charge, data sync and WiFi share

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:50 am
    Question: When is a USB cable not a USB cable? Answer: When it’s a WiFi router hotspot. You’ve got to love tech sometimes, especially when unpredictable things happen. Who would have thought that someone would come up with a standard microUSB charge and data sync cable which would also do something quite so cool? This WiFi HotSpot USB Cable not only charges your phone and tablet computer, and lets you transfer data from computer to phone [...] 156 words | permalink | No comments | digg this
  • TuneBase FM – wireless transmitter lets you beam your music easily from phone to car [Review]

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:35 am
    Most of us nowadays keep or stream our favorite music tracks using our smartphones, which is great for carrying around, but it can be a bit of a hassle if you want to play it back easily through your car stereo system. Most modern cars come with fancy connections, but if you’re rocking an older vehicle it can be tricky. Which is where a decent FM transmitter system can help. The TuneBase FM product is [...] 771 words | permalink | 2 comments | digg this
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  • CES 2015 : Typo2 Review

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

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

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

    Dezmon Reid
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
      ZAGG announced its speaker case at CES 2015 which a a protective smartphone case for the iPhone 6 , boast a removable Bluetooth speaker.  To keep everything changed and running the case also has a 1800mAh bettery which a keep your device charged for an additional 8 hours of talk time.   Check out the press release :   LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2015 — ZAGG Inc (Nasdaq:ZAGG), a leading mobile device accessories company with a brand portfolio that includes ZAGG® and iFrogz®, returns to International CES for 2015 with a full range of accessories for mobile electronics.
  • CES 2015: Sony announces new products, styles and partnerships for wearables

    Dezmon Reid
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    At CES 2015 Sony introduced new products, partners and experiences to its evolving SmartWear range – a sleek stainless steel edition of SmartWatch 3, new Lifelog collaborations, and concept wearable devices, including a multi-sensor, waterproof headset prototype, from Sony Corporation, designed for optimising performance and providing real time insight on the running track. “Our approach to smart, wearable technology is based on the fundamentals of building depth and variety in user experiences, and providing choice with beautiful, functional products,” said Kaz Tajima, Senior Vice…
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  • 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: 578657 24134 ratings Time: 03:14 More in Science & Technology
  • 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 Licensed via Warner Chappell ... From: BuzzFeedBlue Views: 2965824 32891 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: 756948 29606 ratings Time: 07:23 More in Education
  • Misnomers

    11 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    Misnomers NEW LEANBACK: VISIT Singapore!!! TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagra... From: Vsauce Views: 2439806 87586 ratings Time: 11:26 More in Science & Technology
  • Waiting For Your Crush To Text You Back

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Waiting For Your Crush To Text You Back Text me maybe? Like BuzzFeed Violet on Facebook: Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: ------------... From: BuzzFeedViolet Views: 783385 17187 ratings Time: 01:18 More in People & Blogs
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  • Hottest Enterprise Network & Computing Startups of 2015

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    Coming off a huge year in venture capital investing, the bar has been set high for 2015. But network and computing startups, focused in areas such as the cloud, security and mobile, promise to reap big dollars from investors this year as well. Here's a running timeline of startup investments, with an emphasis on those of interest to enterprise IT pros. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Marriott backs off push to block your Wi-Fi hotspot

    15 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
    Marriott International has reversed course and announced that it will not block guests from using personal Wi-Fi hotspots on its properties. This decision comes after the hotel chain, a business partner and an industry association asked the FCC for permission to block some Wi-Fi hotspots, citing security and performance issues related to its own Wi-Fi networks. Guests, as well as tech companies such as Google and Microsoft, came out in opposition to hotels blocking Wi-Fi hotspots.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Reuters: Samsung feeling out BlackBerry for acquisition

    14 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm
    UPDATE: BlackBerry later on Wednesday issued a somewhat confusing statement, commenting but saying it doesn't comment on rumors. “BlackBerry Limited is aware of certain press reports published today with respect to a possible offer by Samsung to purchase BlackBerry. BlackBerry has not engaged in discussions with Samsung with respect to any possible offer to purchase BlackBerry. BlackBerry’s policy is not to comment on rumors or speculation, and accordingly it does not intend to comment further.”Reuters reported on Wednesday afternoon that Samsung has reached out to BlackBerry about…
  • Zombie Cookie: The Tracking Cookie That You Can’t Kill

    14 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Helder Mira An online advertising clearinghouse relied on by Google, Yahoo and Facebook is using controversial cookies that come back from the dead to track the web surfing of Verizon customers. The company, called Turn, is taking advantage of a hidden undeletable number that Verizon uses to monitor customers' habits on their smartphones and tablets. Turn uses the Verizon number to respawn tracking cookies that users have deleted.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • Harrisburg University targets government data security

    13 Jan 2015 | 10:59 am
    Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and its Government Technology Institute (GTI) have launched a center focused on protecting government data and systems from intruders.The Security Center of Excellence (SCoE) is led in part by Charlie Gerhards, the former CIO of Pennsylvania. MORE: Cisco funds university research into VoIP securityCisco, Deloitte Consulting, IBM, Symantec and Unisys are sponsoring the center and will provide experts to help establish best practices through the center. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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  • Swiftech H240-X CPU Liquid Cooling AIO Kit

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:01 pm
    If you want an all-in-one cooler that has great performance without a ton of fan noise, you'll definitely want to read our evaluation of the Swiftech H240-X liquid cooling kit. Swiftech's H240-X is not your typical All-in-One, aka "AIO," CPU cooler. It is also a bit more expensive than your usual AIO. It does however deliver to you a tremendously upgradable equipment set that allows its buyers a economical ramp into a fully custom liquid cooling system for your entire computer. Comments
  • [H]ardware Round-Up II

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Cooling: Noctua NH-D9L CPU @ APH Networks Noctua NH-U9S CPU Cooler @ Hardwareslave ETC.: Kingston HyperX Cloud II @ Vortez Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4 2666MHz @ Legit Reviews Motherboards: MSI Z97 GAMING 9 AC @ techPowerUP! Video: MSI GTX 960 Gaming 2G @
  • WikiLeaks Furious At Google

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:01 pm
    So why is WikiLeaks mad at Google for handing over information about its employees to the FBI? I thought Assange and Co. were all about obtaining and releasing private info without consent. At least in this case Google was complying with a warrant. In a letter written by one of the organization's lawyers, Michael Ratner of the Center For Constitutional Rights, WikiLeaks says that it is "astonished and disturbed" that it's just learning about this information request now. In particular its upset that the three staffers in question, Sarah Harrison, Kristinn Hrafnsson and Joseph Farrell were…
  • Politician's Support Letters For Merger Actually Written By Comcast

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Like this is a surprise. For instance, a letter sent to the FCC by a town councilman from the small community of Jupiter, Florida, was in fact largely orchestrated by some of the biggest players in corporate telecom. Not only do records show that a Comcast official sent the councilman the exact wording of the letter he would submit to the FCC, but also that finishing touches were put on the letter by a former FCC official named Rosemary Harold. Comments
  • Using Games To Generate Empathy For Faraway Conflicts

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    For a second there I thought this was the plot for the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise. Whoops! Wearing bulky virtual reality goggles and headphones, she can see a cart selling food, cars and trucks passing by, and a group of people circled around a singing little girl. But then "all of a sudden there's like a bomb that goes off," Begalman says as she navigates her way around the virtual street. "It's completely full of dust and dirt and ... I'm sort of walking back and forth." In this virtual world, Begalman has experienced a mortar shelling from Bashar Assad's regime.
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    Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

  • My 5 predictions for 2015 and beyond

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

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

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

    2 Apr 2013 | 8:07 am
    Indoor Location and Positioning will be huge! Apple recently acquired WifiSlam for its indoor mapping and positioning technology. Why? Because we spend most of our time indoors, working, shopping, eating, at the mall, at the office, on campus, etc.  Google already has Indoor Maps for many airports and shopping malls. The race is on. The explosion of Smartphones with built in sensors, accelerometer, gyro, wifi radios, and camera make indoor positioning possible.  GPS and Maps are great, but they only work outdoors and with clear line of sight to the sky. GPS was developed by the US…
  • How Facebook maximized the IPO proceeds, but botched the process

    22 Aug 2012 | 5:30 am
    Most companies leave a lot of money on the table when they IPO. They price at $12 to $15 per share at the IPO and trade up to $20 - $25 on the first day, and up to $30 to $40 over the next few months. Investors are happy. The press is writing positive stories. Everyone is happy. But, the company left all that money on the table, the difference between the $12 IPO price and the $25 first day close. This can mean hundreds of millions of dollars for the company. Facebook optimized the value of the IPO to the company by pricing high, and brought in billions of dollars in cash. Facebook stock…
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  • 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…
  • The game theory of Je Suis Charlie

    9 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
    This is a strong sign of defending free speech These....not so much It is of course a given that every right thinking media organ in the Free World believes in Free Speech, and all would of course passionately and vehemently subscribe to Voltaire's maxim* that: "I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it" Until the Charlie Hebdo shootings. Then it immediately became very clear that defending Charlie Hebdo's right to say what they said may actually mean defending it to (your) death. And at this point we started to see a certain amount of wilting…
  • The perils of (In) expert systems

    8 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    There is a crisis in the British Accident & Emergency (A&E) system at the moment, the causes are are a "perfect storm" of previous decisions, mainly around reduction in funding in the end to end care system overall, and the usual crop of winter bugs, especially ones that over-impact the ever-increasing numbers of elderly. But this week I discovered a possible self-inflicted cause - their own expert self-diagnosis system on the NHS website will erroneously send people who can safely medicate at home to A&E. (As I understand it is the same system that the medically unqualified telephone…
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  • Hike Introduces Free Voice Calling Feature Before WhatsApp

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:49 am
    Hike, the Indian instant messenger had introduced free voice calling feature on 26th Jan. The feature lets you call other hike users over the Internet. The update is not done On-Air and one needs to update the app in order to be able to enjoy the calling feature. The feature is available in the Beta version for its users. This news was followed by the news of Hike acquiring Zip Phone, a US based free voice calling company. The voice calling feature is directly accessible through the chat window by pressing the Call button. The feature as of now is only available on the Android platform and is…
  • Lava Launches Budget Smartphones: Iris 350 and Iris 470

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:39 am
    Indian mobile handset manufacturing companies have recently caught up pace in their attempts to target a wider range of users. Micromax is already the talk of the town with its Yu-Yureka Sale. To catch up with it, Lava Mobiles has launched online a couple of budget smartphones in India. The new two phones which Lava has announced are the Lava Iris 350 and the Lava Iris 470. The Lava Iris 350 was launched last week with its listing on company’s website. Lava Iris 350 was priced at INR 3,499 on the company website and now it is available on e-commerce websites at INR 2,999. In this period,…
  • Test Driving The WD My Passport Wireless

    Criselle Lobo
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:11 am
    WD is one of the most famous companies when it comes to hard drives. As the name suggests, the WD My Passport Wireless lets a user save, share, and access stored content wirelessly on a computer, tablet or smartphone. The device is mainly for people who are on the go and need to transfer data without any internet connection or wires. The My Passport Wireless provides users with the option to use USB 3.0 connection when transferring huge amounts of data. The hard drive shows up as a WiFi router on any WiFi enabled device and you can connect up to eight devices at one time. It comes in 500GB,…
  • Oppo Announces U3 – More Than Just For The Shutterbugs

    Ronak Totla
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:06 am
    Current trend with smartphones is offering of bigger screen sizes. Such recent announcements are the Xiaomi Mi Note and Note Pro. With Oppo trying to increase its market reach, there has been a lot going on with it. After the recent launch of R1C and Mirror 3, Oppo launched the Oppo U3 phablet in China. Oppo U3 is announced without pricing information and its availability too remains undisclosed. Oppo U3 is a dual-SIM enabled device. This device sports a 5.9-inch full HD display with resolution of 1080*1920 pixels. It is equipped with a 64-bit 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor…
  • How To Use WhatsApp In Your Desktop Browser

    Ronak Totla
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:09 am
    WhatsApp was previously in news for the controversial ‘Read Reciepts‘ but it silently also rolled out a feature which lets you turn it off. Here comes another news from WhatsApp which will make you smile – WhatsApp is now available on your desktop. If you are amongst the ones who feel that checking your phone just for WhatsApp is distracting or typing on your cellphones is laborious and have always wanted a solution to it, then this might be just the thing you were wishing for. WhatsApp had previously made an announcement of it launching its web presence along with voice…
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  • Recording Industry Has 'Virtually Eliminated Illegal File-Sharing' In Norway -- By Offering Better Products

    Glyn Moody
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:02 am
    Techdirt has written a number of times about growing evidence that good, reasonably-priced streaming services are reducing dramatically the number of illegal downloads in the regions where they are available. One of the countries where that was observed some years ago is Norway. Now, a new report in Music Business Worldwide indicates that things are looking even better for the recorded music business there: A countrywide survey in December 2014 showed that just 4% of Norwegians under 30 years still used illegal file-sharing platforms to get hold of music. Even better for the worldwide…
  • Lagunitas Drops Trademark Suit Against Sierra Nevada After Public Backlash

    Timothy Geigner
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Here we almost went again. The craft beer space was known for quite a while for its congenial attitude when it came to competitors. That seems to have shifted a bit in the past few years, with all kinds of silly intellectual property disputes arising among breweries. Trademark claims seem to be the issue du jour, not surprisingly, though you'd think with the common public response being backlash this trend would have ceased already. It seems the lesson still needs to be taught, however, even amongst some of the larger craft breweries with some of the best reputations. Lagunitas, for instance,…
  • DailyDirt: Catchy Music Breakdown

    Michael Ho
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    It can be annoying when you can't get a song out of your head, but there are some strategies for doing so. Apparently, working on some puzzles can help by engaging your working memory and shutting out the "Shake It Off" lyrics. These earworms have a tendency to come back (and even invade our visual memes), but if you recognize that these songs are all constructed in a similar way, maybe you can fend them off. Here are just some examples. Maybe you've heard that joke "What do you get when you play country music backwards?" A bunch of country music songs are about the same topics, but they also…
  • Australia Ratings Board Bans Hotline Miami 2; Developers Tell Australians To 'Just Pirate It'

    Tim Cushing
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:14 pm
    In 2013, Australia boldly moved into the 20th century by finally allowing games targeted at gamers above the age of 15 (which still makes up a majority of gamers, despite the birth rate and the rise of mobile gaming) to reach their intended audience. Even with the new rating (15+), game developers still found themselves altering games to avoid the government's infantilizing banhammer. The developers behind Hotline Miami 2 (Devolver Digital), the sequel to the Drive-inspired, synth-drenched, retro ode to twin-stick, top-down ultraviolence, is the latest to have a game banned in a country that…
  • Verizon Shows Just How Competitive The Wireless Industry Really Is By Simply Refusing To Compete On Price

    Karl Bode
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:11 pm
    You'll recall that the CTIA recently argued that the wireless industry doesn't need to be governed by net neutrality rules (or any rules, really) because it's a sector that's just so gosh-darned competitive. And while it's true T-Mobile has been shaking things up of late (thanks in part to regulators blocking the AT&T acquisition), the market's big four players continue to make it clear that once you dig past a number of largely cosmetic promotions, the sector still isn't really all that competitive. That's especially true when it comes to seriously competing on price, something all four…
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  • Virgin StartUps: Help For Small Businesses

    Coral Turner
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Having attended a Virgin Startup event, I say to fellow entrepreneurs ‘get involved’: it’s the best thing that you can do for you and your business.The line-up of female speakers taking time out of their busy schedules to share the ups, downs, and ultimate triumphs was more than just a rally call for female entrepreneurs to take their seed ideas, plant them, nourish them and watch them grow!read more
  • EntrepreneurCountry Global Forum – The Art of War – Sun Tzu

    Lucy Catten
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:12 am
    3 February 2015 - 8:30am6:00pm Royal Institution of Great Britain, London Special Ticket Offer! On 3 February 2015, citizens of EntrepreneurCountry Global will come to the Royal Institution of Great Britain to share their stories of building their firms, engaging with David/ Goliath (depending on which one you are), overcoming near death experiences and getting to the breakthrough moments, and to get an update on the building of EntrepreneurCountry Global – that country founded to be the place where the future’s operating model for society and business already…
  • Tipping Points In Chocolate

    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Alyssa Jade McDonald-Bartl is a third generation social entrepreneur who works to evolve standards to influence food sovereignity and agroecology. She is the mother of, which harvests cacao beans for foodies who expect more from chocolate. Here, she shares her predicted chocolate trends for the coming year. read more
  • 7 Strategies for Hiring a Superstar Retail Sales Crew

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    21 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    Francois Bondiguel, an online marketing expert, talks to The Next Women about building the best possible team for your more
  • Business Advice from Women Around the World

    Guest Author
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    A growing number of women are starting their own business, but what makes a successful business and what happens when you face unexpected hurdles?read more
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  • 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,…
  • No more advertisements

    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…
  • C.K. Sample III
    31 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
    No more standing desk This is a brand new shot of my office at Chaotic Moon. The past year and a half, I’ve been working at a standing desk, but this morning I walked in, grabbed a free chair, removed the four screws from the legs of my desk that were holding it at standing height, and adjusted them down to a comfortable ergonomic height for me to work while seated. Why? Well, first off: there have been many positive side effects from working standing up over the past year and a half. All of the lower back issues that I had been having all but disappeared last year. My legs and ankles…
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  • Facebook: Downtime was caused by an internal boo-boo, not a hack

    David Meyer
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:32 am
    Facebook's outage early on Tuesday, which also took out linked services such as Instagram and Tinder, was down to a technical issue caused by the company itself rather than external factors…
  • Opera founder unveils feature-rich Vivaldi power browser

    David Meyer
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Almost two years ago, the Norwegian browser firm Opera ripped out the guts of its product and adopted the more standard WebKit and Chromium technologies, essentially making it more like rivals…
  • This week’s podcast unravels the secrets of Thread and HomeKit

    Stacey Higginbotham
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
      [soundcloud url="" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] For those of you who love talking about radio protocols listen all the way through for our guest on this week's podcast because…
  • Silent night: Facebook, Instagram go down for Snowmadgeddon

    Tom Krazit
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:36 pm
    All those carefully crafted images of snowscapes will have to stay locked up for a bit, East Coasters, because Facebook and Instagram are down. (Update 11:12pm: Our brief Facebook-related national nightmare…
  • Scientists create quantum entanglement on a silicon chip

    Jonathan Vanian
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:33 pm
    A team of scientists has figured out a way for a standard silicon chip to tackle quantum entanglement -- a phenomenon in which multiple particles are connected to each other and act…
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  • The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook

    17 Jan 2015 | 7:50 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 EditionProven Practices for Securing Your Website Against DDoS AttacksPerfect Forward Secrecy The Next Step in Data SecurityDefending Against Network Based DDoS AttacksRequest Free!
  • iPad CTO Kit - including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers

    15 Jan 2015 | 7:20 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 ManagersThe Heartbleed Bug: How To Protect Your Business with SymantecExecutive Guide: Harnessing the Power of Enterprise Social CollaborationeBook: A Mid-Market Supply Chain Manager's Roadmap to MobileRequest 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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  • SkyMall Just Filed For Bankruptcy

    Chance Kinney
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:05 pm
    You know that one magazine on the airplane that sells all the weird crap you seriously can’t find anywhere else? No? You know, the magazine in that pocket on the seat in front of you. Yeah, the one where you stuff all your garbage and the in-flight headphones you never use. That one. Yeah, there’s a magazine in the—no, still don’t remember? OK, well, it’s going bankrupt, for some reason. Poor SkyMall is one of the early 2015 casualties in the business world, filing for bankruptcy in a Phoenix court. SkyMall was the in-flight catalog magazine that sold a bunch of…
  • 6 Reasons Why It’s Time to Switch to a Lumia Phone

    Chance Kinney
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Whether you’re getting a new one as a present or shopping for one with that influx of holiday cash from your relatives, there’s no better time to get yourself a new smartphone. But, don’t just go one model number higher than whatever you’ve got now—shake things up this year with a Lumia phone. In a sea of static, square app icons, the Lumia runs Windows Phone, which takes a radically different approach to their smartphone interface, allowing you more room for customization and giving you more information faster. There’s no shortage of reasons why a Lumia phone…
  • HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Desktop Mini Review

    Chance Kinney
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Space comes at a premium in big and small businesses alike, so it’s hard to turn down a chance to go small, especially when you don’t need to sacrifice functionality to get there. That’s what the new wave of small PCs are offering—desktop-level power stuffed into a tiny space-saving box. The HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Desktop Mini is HP’s latest entry into the small PC market, and it delivers all the advantages that its size confers. Better yet, the sacrifices made to keep size and price down are, for the most part, ones that can be borne by the everyday office the Mini is…
  • The iPhone 6 Plus Just Got Uglier With These Uglydoll Cases

    Chance Kinney
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    Last November, we noticed that Uncommon launched a new line of Uglydoll iPhone and iPad cases. If you didn’t find the right kind of ugly back then, go back and check now—Uncommon has added tons of new Uglydoll cases to their collection, and you’ll be scrolling for a while if you want to see them all. And, like before, Uncommon hasn’t forgotten about the old (they’re not even that old, man) iPhones. The new cases are all available for the iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5S and iPhone 6/6 Plus, as well as the 4th and 5th generation iPod Touch and the iPad 2/Retina. On top of…
  • MommyTech TV – Speck Talks Cases And What’s Next in 2015

    Chip Chick Staff
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:20 am
    Speck was around during the big bang of the smartphone case industry, and all these years later, they’re still going strong. Lindsay Anne Aamodt of Speck was at CES 2015 and told MommyTech TV’s Andrea Smith all about what we can expect from Speck in the year to come. What we can expect is more protection in the form of MightyShell. Speck’s new line of cases feature the same dual-layer construction of the CandyShell cases, but are a little thicker and easier to grip. The inner silicone layer is now lined with concentric ridges that help absorb shocks, also helping up the…
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  • 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…
  • Exelencia Responsive Photography Template

    Carmela Maraan
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    If you’re a photo buff who wishes to showcase your best work in a Blogger site, then you can give Exelencia Blogger template a shot. This is a beautiful minimalist template that will set off your best photos in a grid-type layout. It’s responsive, so you won’t have to worry about your readers not being able to view your site from their mobile devices. It also has post thumbnails, a selection of attractive typographical choices, a hierarchical dropdown navigation menu, and custom web fonts to allow you to customize your site content. Exelencia also boasts of a highly…
  • Krystal Blogger Template

    Carmela Maraan
    29 Dec 2014 | 2:10 am
    Krystal is a cleanly designed template for Blogger, and it’s specially designed for magazine-type blogs. With a 2-column layout and a 3-column footer, this responsive design is fast-loading to give your viewers a better browsing experience. It’s also coded with HTML5 and CSS3, and beautifully displays your posts on the homepage with their respective images as individual post headers. The right sidebar allows you to show popular posts, ads, and other links you wish to showcase. It’s also optimized for social sharing so your readers can repost your content in their social…
  • Techism News Template for Blogger

    Carmela Maraan
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Techism Blogger template will appeal to the technophile in you, especially if you’re running a site that centers on technology, science, multimedia, or even news. Inspired by Mashable and TheNextWeb, Techism allows you to present as much content as possible on the homepage, without sacrificing aesthetic and functional quality. Your visitors will be attracted to your content, and yet will also enjoy its elegant simplicity, thanks to its clean, grid-like arrangement. If you’re hoping to draw a greater audience, fret not because Techism is also optimized to rank better in search…
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  • 10 Best Android Apps This Week

    Radu Tyrsina
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:16 am
    I am sure you enjoyed our last week’s roundup with the best new Android apps from the Play Store, but now we’re back with some titles that are just as good. We will be starting our list with the just announced Facebook Lite app for Android users that are looking to save on data, and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hate Them, Curse Them, But Gadget Flash Sales are Here to Stay!

    Nimish Dubey
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:38 am
    “___ (insert brand name) sells out ___ name of device in ___ (insert any number below thirty) seconds/hours on ___ (insert name of the website!)” Those headlines had surprised us when they first appeared on the horizon in 2014, following the surprisingly quick sales of the Xiaomi Mi 3... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Ford Steps Into the Silicon Valley Jungle Trying to Build the Next Connected Car

    Radu Tyrsina
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:08 am
    We’ve seen smartphones, tablets and now wearable devices at the peak of the consumer technology evolution. But the world is ready to make a step further to connect our cars, as well. So in order to make sure that it doesn’t get left behind, Ford, one of the oldest automakers in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Core Parking is a CPU Power Saving Software that Lets Windows Users Improve System Speeds

    Radu Tyrsina
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:38 am
    When we buy a new laptop or a new PC, we want to make sure that it comes with the right amount of RAM and that it has a strong processor. However, after months and months of usage, we start to feel that our devices are becoming slower, and we’re looking to get better hardware. But sometimes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 7 Urgent Steps to Take in a Hacked Email Situation

    Alex Serban
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:10 am
    Your friends and family say you’re spamming them with random links. You can’t access your email account anymore. It looks like even your Facebook, Twitter and other social network accounts have been hacked, too. So what is there to do? You probably got your email hacked, and it happens most often... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Dot Com Infoway - Latest Technology, Web Development & SEO Blog, News, Updates and Tips

  • 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.
  • What’s New in iOS 8? [Infographic]

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

    C.R. Venkatesh
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:27 am
    We are pleased to announce that we will be participating in The Global App Summit (TGAS) 2014, the largest lifestyle and technology event of the Middle East, which will be held on the 1st and 2nd of October, 2014 at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. DCI is one among the 75 premium exhibitors from across the globe taking part in the expo to showcase its innovations in the mobile app space. We would like to take this opportunity to meet you personally, share ideas and collaborate. Drop by at Stall #23 and say hello!
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  • Micromax YU Yureka Review (2015): It’s A Strong Contender In The Budget Smartphone Market

    21 Jan 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Having a smartphone with great build quality, excellent performance with an equally affordable price can be a disturbing fact for many. It almost sounds like a good dream. But thanks to the cut-throat smartphone competition, and the glowing desire of mobile companies to design and release reliable devices in the market, we Indians can now […] You can read the original blog post here Micromax YU Yureka Review (2015): It’s A Strong Contender In The Budget Smartphone Market.
  • Google Maps Printing: Here’s How It’s Done!

    11 May 2014 | 10:47 pm
    There is a simple print button right inside the Google Maps to help you print the directions and maps in one sheet. But you didn’t know that. Or probably you did. In this article you will learn how to easily print a Google Map with or without the directions. Before learning this simple ‘art’, let […] You can read the original blog post here Google Maps Printing: Here’s How It’s Done!.
  • Close PayPal Account Without Delete Option

    23 Jan 2014 | 1:52 am
    The process to permanently delete or close any account on the Internet usually requires tremendous effort from your side. The first step in the account deletion process is always the difficult one. Finding the right information, the exact delete link, or the close button is what you should be after — once you have these […] You can read the original blog post here Close PayPal Account Without Delete Option.
  • How to Open PDF Files on Mac For Free

    2 Aug 2013 | 1:26 am
    First-time Mac users, learn how to open Adobe PDF files on your Mac machine. You can read the original blog post here How to Open PDF Files on Mac For Free.
  • What is XKeyscore and how can it track your personal information?

    1 Aug 2013 | 10:41 am
    Learn more about XKeyscore, which is probably the most advanced spying tool out there. You can read the original blog post here What is XKeyscore and how can it track your personal information?.
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  • PaperLike: 13.3

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    The PaperLike uses a 13.3-inch E Ink Fina screen that has a resolution of 1600 x 1200 (150 ppi). Fina is E Ink's glass-based display and is different from what's on the 13.3" Sony DPT-S1 PDF Reader, which has a flexible plastic-based screen. The interesting thing about the PaperLike is that it uses so little energy that it doesn't even need to be plugged into its own power source. It connects to a laptop or desktop computer simply with a USB cable, and it gets enough power through the USB to refresh the screen. This looks quite interesting in a cool-to-have sort of way. Too bad the price…
  • pfSense 2.2 released

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:48 pm
    This release brings improvements in performance and hardware support from the FreeBSD 10.1 base, as well as enhancements we've added such as AES-GCM with AES-NI acceleration, among a number of other new features and bug fixes. Jim Thompson posted an overview of the significant changes previously.
  • CyanogenMod CEO wants to

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:54 am
    CyanogenMod CEO McMaster said some interesting things recently. To remove all doubts right from the get go, here's how McMaster introduced himself: "I'm the CEO of Cyanogen. We're attempting to take Android away from Google." Asked to detail his vision, McMaster explained that Cyanogen wants to provide a version of Android that is open down to its core, that partners can use to build highly integrated services, in a way that is not possible right now with Google’s Android. Well, either McMaster has no idea what he's talking about, or he's purposefully being disingenuous. It's most likely…
  • The untold story of the invention of the game cartridge

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Consider the humble video game cartridge. It's a small, durable plastic box that imparts the most immediate, user-friendly software experience ever created. Just plug it in, and you're playing a game in seconds. If you’ve ever used one, you have two men to thank: Wallace Kirschner and Lawrence Haskel, who invented the game cartridge 40 years ago while working at an obscure company and rebounding from a business failure. Once the pair's programmable system had been streamlined and turned into a commercial product - the Channel F console - by a team at pioneering electronics company…
  • MPW, Carbon and building Classic Mac OS apps in OS X

    24 Jan 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Steven Troughton-Smith: Just to provide an example for this post, I put together a trivial drawing app called BitPaint. It isn't very interesting, but it should illustrate a few things: What's involved in bringing a trivial classic Mac app to Carbon How the Classic Mac OS build process works How much source compatibility exists between 1984's Toolbox and Carbon today The answer to the third question is surprising: a lot. In fact, Steven managed to build an application that runs on every version of Mac OS/OS X, all the way from System 1.0 to today's OS X 10.10 Yosemite. I've been following…
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  • Google Chromecast Review

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Streaming media around your home isn’t a new idea, but the rise of internet-based on-demand services like Netflix, Sling TV and Amazon Prime Instant Video means that it’s becoming more and more popular as a way to watch TV. Chromecast is an inexpensive media streaming adapter that turns any HDMI-equipped television into an app-driven […]
  • Acer Chromebook 13 Review

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Compared to most laptops, Chromebooks are a one-trick pony: They’re good for web-based productivity and not much else. Acer has refined this simple formula with Chromebook 13, which offers a 1080p screen, an outstanding keyboard and a slim and light design. It’s also the first Chromebook to feature Nvidia’s energy-efficient Tegra K1 quad-core processor, which […]
  • Roku Streaming Stick Review

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    The new Roku Streaming Stick has been granted the power of HDMI compatibility, making it the more app-inclusive alternative to the Google Chromecast, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. It combines over 1,000 apps (including Sling TV) with an HDMI dongle design that’s the size of a thumb drive, and this time it fits into […]
  • LG G3 Review

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    Update: We’re just waiting for Android Lollipop to drop on our review device, then we’ll do a big update to this review. It’s coming soon! With the LG G3, we saw a brand release a phone ahead of time in order to grab a foothold in an industry that could be spiralling away from its […]
  • HP Pro Tab 10 EE Review

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:45 am
    HP recently unveiled its newest fleet of enterprise tablets and convertibles. Leading the pack was the HP Pro Slate 12 ($529, £349, or AUS$646), a large format tablet that can turn physical pen-to-paper drawings into digital files. The Pro Slate 12 fits nicely into a category that is already jam-packed with excellent enterprise-focused devices like […]
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  • DirectX 12 Makes Appearance In Latest Windows 10 Build

    Deepesh Agarwal
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:19 am
    The latest Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926 comes with the next iteration of Microsoft's gaming and multimedia API's DirectX 12. While DirectX 12 is now being shipped with Windows 10 Technical Preview builds, to experience it's visual and performance gains the graphic cards drivers and apps needs to be updated to make use of the new API, which should take some time to start appearing.
  • Download Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview With Activation Key

    Deepesh Agarwal
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Latest build of Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview is now made available for users to download, notable changes (also shared in the video posted at the end of this blog post) and new features from previous build includes Cortana! for Desktop, New Settings App, New Store (BETA), New Windows Menu, New Start Menu, New XBox App, New Photos and Maps apps!, Native MKV and FLAC support, Connect Hub for technologies like Bluetooth and Miracast.
  • WhatsApp Web - Now WhatsApp Officially Allows Chat From Your Desktop Web-Browser

    Deepesh Agarwal
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:32 pm
    If you have been resorting to hacks to get WhatsApp on your Desktop/Laptop here is some excellent news for you, WhatsApp for Web is now officially available allowing users to get WhatsApp on any computer from their web-browser. WhatsApp for Web allows users to simultaneously access their WhatsApp account from phone, tablet, Desktop or laptop in realtime. Currently WhatsApp on the web works with Android, BlackBerry, Nokia and Windows phones, Apple iOS users cannot use the new feature due to platform limitations. Simply follow the steps shared below to get WhatsApp Web activated for your…
  • Microsoft HoloLens - Behold, the new era of computing

    Deepesh Agarwal
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:13 am
    Apart from announcing the good news that Windows 10 will be free for everyone using Windows 7 or 8.1 if upgraded within the first year, Microsoft also unveiled their holographic computing headset dubbed 'HoloLens'. To see how amazing Microsoft HoloLens is, or we should say "could be in future" - just watch the videos shared below.
  • Intel® Compute Stick - Quad Core Atom CPU With Windows 8.1

    Deepesh Agarwal
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:36 am
    HDMI Android and Linux TV sticks are nothing new, but now we have Intel Quad Core powered Windows mini-pcs's as GULEEK i8 which is already on sale and we blogged about it earlier. Intel has also announced their own version of the Mini-PC Stick at CES 2015 as shared below. The Intel Compute Stick is a new generation device which is a full-featured plug-n-play Desktop computer with a quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor, built-in wireless connectivity, on-board storage, and a micro SD card slot for additional storage. The four inches long, ultra-small, power-efficient device will come…
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    Rex Hammock's RexBlog

  • A Hands-free Review of the Interview

    Rex Hammock
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    Note:  Due to hand surgery on Friday, my left hand is wrapped up in something that looks like a mitten and my arm is in a splint.  So I’m trying to write this item with dictation using the software Dragon Dictate. I’ve never been good with dictation but think that it will be better than one-handed typing so this is a Sunday afternoon practice run. Welcome to the first ever hands-free Rexblog post. Not believing that it could be a movie worth investing a couple of hours of my life, I decided to wait until The Interview made it to Netflix before watching it. (It appeared there…
  • New Clues for the Post-Cluetrain Era

    Rex Hammock
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:25 pm
    “Markets are conversations.” If you are an internet-marketing trivia master, you may recognize that quotation as Doc Searls’ prophetic observation that appeared 15 years ago as part of the Cluetrain Manifesto. Cluetrain began as a list of 95 theses posted on the website that captured the sentiments of Searls and three other tech-industry marketing veterans. The Cluetrain Manifesto quickly evolved into a best-selling book that provided many early online marketers with a foundation for understanding and predicting how buying and selling would change when buyers have…
  • Last Minute Gift Ideas from Tennessee, 2014

    Rex Hammock
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Previously (but I missed last year), I’ve listed some last minute Tennessee-related holiday gift ideas. This year, the emphasis is on food grown or produced (e.g. cooked, prepared, collected, etc.) in the state. (And for the few who may read this on Christmas Eve, I’ve even included a couple Tennessee-related products or distribution channels for the desperate.) These are all products (or collections of products) that can be purchased online, but you need to get your orders in early this week (by December 20) to beat shipping or delivery deadlines. Also, at the bottom of this…
  • A Clearer View of the Future of Google Glass

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

    Rex Hammock
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:26 pm
    First: A Flashback to the year 2006 when I blogged all year about stories I’d see regarding flying cars. The truth is, you could pick out any year and read just as many articles about people who are going to start having a commercial version of a flying car next July. For some reason, next July is always far enough in the future so reporters will forget to check back in. Anyway, I just saw this and thought it was too 2006 to pass up. At least they didn’t claim it would be available next July. Related posts: The flying car I don’t expect to see anytime soon (but I keep…
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  • 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…
  • How To: Hosting on Amazon S3 with CloudFront

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

  • Download your WhatsApp Contacts

    Amit Agarwal
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:04 pm
    You can now use the WhatsApp messenger on your Mac or Windows PC provided you have the WhatsApp app running on a mobile phone that is not an iPhone. Go to on your desktop, scan the QR code on the screen with WhatsApp on your phone and you can instantly send or receive messages to any of your WhatsApp contacts from the computer. WhatsApp supports desktop notifications in Google Chrome so you can read your messages even if the WhatsApp web app is open in some background tab. The other benefit is that you can send pictures from your desktop or the DSLR SD card without having to…
  • Find How Many “Eggs” Follow you on Twitter

    Amit Agarwal
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    When you join Twitter, it sets your profile picture as a colored egg but for people to take you seriously, you replace that egg with your face. This is the first rule of the Twitter book but some users aren’t paying attention. Maybe they are too lazy to change the avatar, maybe they want to stay anonymous or maybe they are bots and fake users created by spammers who “sell” Twitter followers. This week, I set out to count the number of eggs that follow me on Twitter and results were surprising. It turned that out of the 53k users who follow me, around 15% of the followers…
  • There’s a Game Hidden inside your Google Chrome, It works on Android too!

    Amit Agarwal
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:28 am
    Google Chrome users are probably familiar with the T-Rex dinosaur that shows up when your computer is not connected to the Internet. The T-rex had short arms and therefore lot of things were out of its reach. Chrome, like that dinosaur, too is having trouble reaching the Internet. What’s even more interesting is that the offline dinosaur in Chrome is also a game. Press the space bar to activate and your Chrome tab will quickly turn into a moderately addictive game. The T-Rex will run and your mission is to prevent it from bumping into the saguaros. The game is written in JavaScript and…
  • Lost your Phone? You Can Still Retrieve its IMEI Number

    Amit Agarwal
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:13 am
    Your mobile phone has a globally unique number associated with it, called the IMEI number, that uniquely identifies your device within the mobile network. If your phone gets lost or is stolen, you would need to provide this IMEI number to the law enforcement agencies and the telecom operator for them to blacklist your device and prevent anyone else from using your phone on their wireless network. As you probably know, it is relatively easy to find the IMEI number of your mobile phone. While there are apps that will help you retrieve this number with a tap, you don’t really need one.
  • How to Migrate your Blog from Blogger to WordPress

    Amit Agarwal
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Your blog ( is hosted on Blogger and you would now like to move the blog from Blogger to WordPress (self-hosted) with a personal domain name like What is the easiest way to switch from Blogger to WordPress without losing Google search traffic, page rank and your existing feed subscribers? WordPress provides an easy one-click option for importing blog posts and reader comments from Blogger into a new WordPress blog but there’s more to migration than just transferring content. For instance: Some of your articles on the old blogspot blog could be ranking very high…
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  • In Microsoft's mobile-first, cloud-first strategy, Windows takes a supporting role

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    At the end of Microsoft’s earnings call Monday night, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella explained what made Windows unique. And he flubbed it. Or did he?  Microsoft exceeded analyst expectations for the fourth quarter of 2014, its second fiscal quarter of 2015. During most of the call, Nadella and chief financial officer Amy Cook focused on where Windows went wrong. They blamed a 25 percent decline in its Devices and Consumer Licensing unit on economic conditions in Japan and China, and the lull that followed a surge in PC buying as Microsoft ended support for Windows XP a year…
  • Windows 10: The best tips, tricks, and tweaks

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Digging deep into Windows 10Despite still being very much an early preview, Windows 10 is already brimming with dozens of handy tweaks and tricks—and, because the operating is still in preview, a handful of those tricks unlock powerful functionality hidden to everyday users.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
  • China signals censors will continue to crack down on VPN services

    27 Jan 2015 | 12:35 am
    China has defended its growing attempts to control the Internet, after disrupting several services that allowed users to view the Web free of censorship.“As the Internet develops, and new circumstances arise, we will take new regulatory measures to keep up,” said Wen Ku, a director with China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, at a news conference on Tuesday.The statement doesn’t bode well for providers of virtual private networks (VPNs). These services can allow users to circumvent China’s censorship and access the Internet unfiltered.Last week, VPN providers…
  • Facebook, Instagram temporarily down in many countries

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Facebook and Instagram were down temporarily late Monday, suggesting that common infrastructure used by these services was hit.“We’re aware of an outage affecting Instagram and are working on a fix. Thank you for your patience,” Instagram said in a Twitter message, which was deleted after the service was restored.Users in various parts of the world were reporting that Facebook was down. People accessing Facebook’s website received a message: “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.”Facebook could not be immediately reached for…
  • Internet problems take out Facebook, Instagram, others; Lizard Squad takes credit

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Unexplained outages took down a number of popular Internet services Monday night, including Facebook, Instagram, HipChat, and possibly others. Notorious hacker group The Lizard Squad took credit.Users promptly took to Twitter—whose Web site also seemed to be experiencing problems—to complain. Web sites which track Web outages, such as Outage Analyzer, also noted Facebook’s downtime.Outage Analyzer first noted Facebook’s outage at 10:24 PM on Monday night, and reported numerous other outages affecting the company’s servers. Both the Android app as well as the main Web site were…
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    Data Connections

  • Progress Easyl and Tableau: A Match Made in Heaven

    Adam Breakey
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:05 am
    Though Tableau has revolutionized data analytics, there is still a serious need in the market for data preparation and data blending tools. These days, every aspect of business is heavily reliant on data, and for good reason. It is now incredibly easy to gather data on every aspect of your organization, and tools like Tableau make visualizing and gaining important insights into that data simpler than ever. Companies can now fine-tune their offerings to their customers based on hard evidence from marketing and sales campaigns, usage patterns, and more. Data Preparation 101 The brave new world…
  • The Data Wrangler: Tips for Easy Data Preparation

    Rich Julius
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
    Rich Julius, Principal Product Manager, Progress Easyl Product management organizations are often focused on markets and competition, but nothing is more satisfying—and arguably more important—than working with clients to see our products solving real business problems around data analysis. So I take a genuine interest in our customers struggling with data integration challenges, and I often spend hours with a customer making sure that they get the most value they can from Progress® Easyl™. These customer use cases help me and my colleagues learn more about the real-world applications…
  • 3 ways to do MORE with Salesforce data with LESS software

    Sumit Sarkar
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:19 am
    Sumit and SaaSy at Dreamforce 2014 Meet “SaaSy.” For the most part, SaaSy and I get along. SaaSy represents the commitment by Salesforce to delivering technology with “no software.” Regardless of how software is delivered, we share a common goal–that is, to make technology as easy as possible, with my focus on data connectivity. As SaaSy and I were hanging out at Dreamforce 2014 (see photo), it got me thinking about the top three vendor-neutral ways you can do more with Salesforce data—using less software. 1. Lightning Connect (new in Salesforce Winter ’15) Progress®…
  • Top 3 Benefits of Joining Salesforce1 Lightning Connect with DataDirect Cloud

    Suzanne Rose
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:05 am
    Suzanne Rose, Progress DataDirect In November of 2014, our colleague Sumit Sarkar wrote a post in Data Connections about Salesforce1 Lightning Connect, which enables businesses to quickly bring external data into any application. He wrote about how the Progress® DataDirect Cloud® real-time connectivity service complements Lightning Connect with powerful OData connectivity from Salesforce and applications to External Data Objects like Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle. And how data integration between legacy systems is now super fast and easy. 1: Existing Data…
  • WEBINAR: Make Data Preparation Easy with Progress Easyl

    Jamie Meritt
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:49 am
    Data Preparation to Paint the Big Picture Have you ever watched an artist at work? They don’t just sit down and conjure their art out of thin air.  First, there is some preparation to be done. The artist must gather his paints and paintbrushes or clay and sculpting tools, come up with a plan, and then put that plan into action. Data Blending for Faster, Better Business Decisions Every day, we follow a similar process to make business decisions. The planning and action steps are easy. With data visualization software like Tableau which is now ubiquitous, it is easy to get a complete picture…
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    Dan Lew – Entrepreneur

  • Rich Mindset

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:05 am
    Watch this video to get my take on how you should position your thinking to a mindset that will lead you to wealth.  
  • Business Clarity and Competition

    22 Jan 2015 | 8:08 pm
    In this video I am going to talk about how you can tweak your mindset into achieving success in your online business.
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    Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  • 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…
  • What Makes a Great Brand?

    ITVibes Support
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:19 am
    Most companies today are working on establishing their brand. In 2015, this will be more important than ever before. Online Marketing, or as we like to call it today, brand management - your website, blog posts, advertisements, marketing material, social media interactions – they all help tell your story. What is your company’s story? Once you answer that question, you can start building your brand. Many of you may be asking, what makes a great brand? How do you become a great brand? What do other brands do to establish their name and tell their story? We have identified four things…
  • How Do You Find the Best Social Media Content for Your Target Audience?

    ITVibes Support
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    In today’s business world, social media is essential to helping you build your company’s brand. You want to make sure you are using content that your target audience finds interesting. What’s the best way to determine which social media content to use? The answer is – study! Look back at your past campaigns – Many marketers look to yesterday’s campaigns to plan for the future. They study past performance data to help determine which route to take in the new year. Research current user behavior – What are users looking for today? What are the current trends? Are you…
  • Online Marketing Trends for the New Year

    ITVibes Support
    2 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    The Internet has changed the marketing world forever. It has also greatly impacted how we share information. These are understatements, to say the least. In the last few years, there has been a move towards inbound methods, while more outbound techniques have become basically obsolete. Businesses are finding success in publishing original, informative, and well written content rather than spammed out external content. Content written with the reader in mind, rather than a sales pitch, helps with branding and building your audience. What does the future hold for online marketing? What trends…
  • Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce Announces New Website

    ITVibes Support
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:26 pm
    The Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce has announced that they have gone live with their newly redesigned website, which was built by ITVibes, a Brand Management and Web Development company, located in Houston, Texas. The Chamber needed something new and innovative that provided their members with a lot of different options, according to the Spring-Klein Chamber President, Myeshi Briley. Briley was introduced to Siva Yenneti, President and Co-Founder of ITVibes, through one of the Chamber’s Lunch and Learn events. “ITVibes has sponsored several of our workshops,” said Briley. They looked…
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  • 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…
  • The CES 2015: Winners and Revelations

    Nick Fitzpatrick
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:15 am
    At the beginning of every year, everyone who is anyone descends on the Vegas strip to attend the extremely popular Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This year is no exception, with technology experts and leading brands travelling the breadth of the world to see the very latest in innovation, design and advanced gadgetry. If you have missed the highlights from this years’ show to date, here is a recap that includes some of the most intriguing and potentially ground-breaking product development. At the top of the bill is LG’s highly anticipated G Flex 2, which is the Korean company’s…
  • How to Access Your Router If You Forgot the Password

    Amos Kingatua
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    Configuring your office or home wireless network requires that you access your router using the password protected administrator account. The router enables you access the internet, configure network access settings and parental control. To do all these, you must access your router with the configured or default username and password. Once is while you might have issues while trying to access your router if you forget the password or when someone else configured it for you and never gave you the password. If you forgot the router password or cannot get it, there are various ways that you can…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • SEO Clients: Which Do You Have?

    Pradeep Kumar
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:43 am
    Every SEO working today will have served many different clients. While most of them should be taken on an individual basis, some of them seem to fit... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Types Of Emails Your Magento Store Should Send To Your Customers

    Ram kumar
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:02 pm
    If you own a Magento shop and sell different products, you should know how important it is to send your customers emails either with orders... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Web Design Mistakes You Need to Avoid Like the Plague

    Pradeep Kumar
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:39 am
    If you research web design online, you’ll likely come up with plenty of information on what to include in your web design. However, there isn’t all... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Quick Tips For Running A Successful Business In The Digital Age

    Pradeep Kumar
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:17 am
    Working for other people your entire life will mean you never have the chance to earn the big money. No matter what career you might be in, you could... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Ultimate Guide To Monetizing A Blog or Website

    Pradeep Kumar
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:23 pm
    A huge proportion of businesses is now run entirely online. The internet can make setting up a company easier, cheaper and quicker than it ever was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    VR World » Languages » English

  • Prepare to Surf the VR Web With Firefox

    Sam Reynolds
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:17 am
    Mozilla has brought users one step closer to experiencing the virtual web by including WebVR — an API for browsers specifically designed for VR content — into the latest nightly and developer builds of the browser. WebVR is currently compatible with the Oculus VR, Gear VR, as well as Google Cardboard. Future headset compatibility is planned as the API matures. Though WebVR is far from mainstream, and only a handful of applications exist for it, its creators hope one day users would be able to peer into a virtual world offered by some web pages. For example, a car manufacturer…
  • Nvidia Denies Any Design Flaws With The GTX 970 in VRAM Allocation Issue

    Harish Jonnalagadda
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:43 am
    After several users found that the GTX 970 was running into severe framerate issues after crossing 3.5GB VRAM in intensive games, Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) has released a statement mentioning that the card itself is not at fault. The issue arose out of the fact that the GTX 970 is different from the GTX 980, which uses a fully unlocked GM204 Maxwell GPU with four GPCs. Each GPC contains four Streaming Multiprocessor (SM) units, each in turn housing 128 CUDA cores. The GTX 980, then has 16 SMs and 2,048 CUDA cores. To differentiate the card from the high-end GTX 980, Nvidia disabled a few…
  • Elon Musk Makes a Cameo on The Simpsons

    Sam Reynolds
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:16 am
    Elon Musk dropped by Springfield Sunday as a guest star of this week’s episode of The Simpsons. Musk, who himself has said to be a long time fan of the show, arrives in Springfield during the episode to help local utilities tycoon Montgomery Burns modernize the city’s power grid. He’s introduced to Burns as the man that’s helping revolutionize the auto industry, to which Burns says “Ah, Henry Ford, good to see you. You’re as healthy and vibrant as Detroit.” The project expands, and eventually Burns agrees to let Musk build a Hyperloop and other futuristic additions to…
  • Taiwan’s GDP Forecast Gets a Boost From Local Think Tank

    Jimmy Chuang
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:11 am
    The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) raised its projection for Taiwan’s economic growth in 2015 on Jan. 26. TIER, the Taipei-based private research organization, said that improving global economy and a better outlook on domestic consumption can be expected in Taiwan, due to plunging oil prices. TIER said that the nation’s GDP can be expected to grow 3.67% this year, up 0.19 percentage points over its previous forecast set in November. “The revision is primarily because of the recent decline in international crude oil prices, which could help boost Taiwan’s…
  • HTC to Sponsor Three Professional Online Gaming Teams

    Jimmy Chuang
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:44 am
    HTC (TPE: 2498) announced its new sponsorship with three professional online gaming teams while the company is moving into the home entertainment sector in addition to its smartphone business. “Team Liquid, Cloud9 ad Team SoloMid will carry the HTC banner in professional leagues for games like ‘League of Legends,’” HTC said on its official Twitter account. The renowned smartphone maker also named Walter Wang and Thomas Chen, two e-sports project managers, to launch a top-notch video series with players from the three teams and will offer them the chance to try out some “amazing…
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    HellBound Bloggers (HBB)

  • SEO Clients: Which Do You Have?

    Pradeep Kumar
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:43 am
    Every SEO working today will have served many different clients. While most of them should be taken on an individual basis, some of them seem to fit... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Types Of Emails Your Magento Store Should Send To Your Customers

    Ram kumar
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:02 pm
    If you own a Magento shop and sell different products, you should know how important it is to send your customers emails either with orders... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Web Design Mistakes You Need to Avoid Like the Plague

    Pradeep Kumar
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:39 am
    If you research web design online, you’ll likely come up with plenty of information on what to include in your web design. However, there isn’t all... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Quick Tips For Running A Successful Business In The Digital Age

    Pradeep Kumar
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:17 am
    Working for other people your entire life will mean you never have the chance to earn the big money. No matter what career you might be in, you could... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Ultimate Guide To Monetizing A Blog or Website

    Pradeep Kumar
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:23 pm
    A huge proportion of businesses is now run entirely online. The internet can make setting up a company easier, cheaper and quicker than it ever was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Terry White's Tech Blog

  • Web Hosting Sale! – Ends January 31, 2015

    Terry White
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    Hey everyone, the good folks over at are offering my readers 42% off web hosting if you signup by January 31, 2015. As you know, Bluehost is now my preferred hosting service and I have successfully moved my sites there with no issues to date. If you need good web hosting for your Adobe Muse websites, Lightroom galleries, etc., then check out here. The post Web Hosting Sale! – Ends January 31, 2015 appeared first on Terry White's Tech Blog.
  • An even smaller travel router – HooToo

    Terry White
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    Late last year I declared that the Netgear Trek300 was my new favorite travel router. (that was sooooo last year ) However, it didn’t take long for one of my readers to point me to an even smaller travel router with many of the same features as the Netgear at half the price. I like the HooToo TripMate Nano for many of the same reasons that I like the Netgear: Provides an 802.11n WiFi hotspot for all of your devices to connect to on the road. Works with either Ethernet in your room or public WiFi Powered via USB Small lightweight and inexpensive As I stated in the Netgear review, I was…
  • I finally have a cappuccino machine at home

    Terry White
    11 Jan 2015 | 9:11 pm
    People in my immediate circle know that I enjoy a good cappuccino or latte. People even commented on my Starbucks card in the screenshot that I did in my Apple Pay review. However, when I moved last year the one thing I missed was having a Starbucks nearby. Yes there are other coffee shops in the area and probably even better coffee, but I just haven’t found one that I enjoy enough to make it a regular stop. My old Starbucks was “on the way” to a lot of things. I have looked at expresso makers in the past and for a good one they seemed very pricey and very complicated to…
  • 30 Days of Creative Cloud Tutorials – Recap Days 1-8

    Terry White
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
    My 30 Days of Creative Cloud Tutorials is off to a great start! If you haven’t been following along, here are the videos you’ve missed: Day 8 – How to Mask a Moving Object in Your Video with Premiere Pro CC Day 7 – How to Change the Background in Photoshop CC   Day 6 – How to do an Image Map in Adobe Muse CC   Day 5 – How To Draw in Adobe Illustrator CC with the NEW Pencil Tool   Day 4 – How To Share Files and Folders in Adobe Creative Cloud   Day 3 – How To Place a Photo inside Text in Adobe InDesign CC   Day 2 –…
  • 30 Creative Cloud Tutorials in 30 Days

    Terry White
    1 Jan 2015 | 9:11 pm
      Happy New Year! I made a resolution to try to do even more video content this year and I thought of a way to stick to it. Starting today I’m releasing a new video tutorial each day for the next 30 days. These videos will be probably be shorter than my average videos concentrating on one or two techniques each. They will also cover a range of Creative Cloud applications including the Creative Cloud desktop app and the mobile apps as well. These videos will be delivered exclusively on my YouTube channel with the best of the best also appearing in my app: . So sit back and enjoy…
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    The Evangelist Marketing Institute -- Alex L. Goldfayn -- Techniques For Revenue Growth

  • 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…
  • Market Especially to Existing Customers

    Alex Goldfayn
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:31 pm
    We must market to existing customers as much as we market to prospects.There are two big reasons for this: 1. The competition is calling on them aggressively. Every time they say “no” to them, they make a conscious decision to say with you. We must help them make this decision, again and again, by clearly explaining all of the wonderful things we do for them. Right now, they probably don’t know about everything you do so well for them. 2. Your customers do not know about all of the products and services they can buy from you. When you do not market to your existing…
  • Ready? FIRE! Aim…

    Alex Goldfayn
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Unlike your products and services, which need to be precise and exact, your marketing needs only to be helpful. I heard Alan Weiss say this once, and it has stuck with me ever since: In marketing, quantity trumps quality. The more that people hear from us, the more they will buy from us. So stop trying to make it perfect. Stop putting it off. Write or record something helpful to your customers and prospects, and send it to them. Then do it again. And again. Ready? FIRE! Then aim, assess and adjust. If it’s working, double down on it. If it’s not working, or you don’t like…
  • Momentum

    Alex Goldfayn
    5 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Happy New Year! What significant activity or effort did you put off last year? Which revenue-impacting project or action did you think about a lot, but did not execute? This is something that you think would be really smart to do, something that took up a lot of your psychic energy, but something you did execute. Got it? Write down at your desk. Now, write down the first three action required to put it into motion. I want three activities that take 15 minutes or less. Do one today, one tomorrow, and one Wednesday. Then write down the next three actions. Right now, physics are working against…
  • Revenue Resolutions

    Alex Goldfayn
    29 Dec 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Resolutions for dramatic revenue growth in 2015 — for you, your colleagues and your staff: 1. Each day I will communicate my value to at least one customer or prospect who can buy from me — in person, on the phone, or least preferably, via a personal email. 2. I will grow my company’s list of customers and prospects, because if my list isn’t growing, my revenue likely isn’t either. 3. I resolve to regularly mail or e-mail value to my growing list. My communications will focus on improving the lives and companies of my readers, not selling, pitching or promoting.
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    Top News - WebProNews

  • Sarah Paulson Engages In Butt-Grabbing At SAG Awards

    Val Powell
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:37 pm
    Sarah Paulson can’t get over Amanda Peet’s behind. The close friends were joined by Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal as they walked down the red carpet on Sunday to attend the Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Paulson was wearing a black and white Armani dress while Peet glammed up with a J. Mendel dress with a couture clutch by Judith Leiber. The American Horror Story star got too close to Peet, as evidenced by a post on Vine. The video was captured during E!’s live red carpet telecast showing Paulson grazing her hand right along the butt area.
  • Cindra Ladd, Former Entertainment Executive, Says Bill Cosby Raped Her Back In 1969

    Val Powell
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:36 pm
    The long list of alleged victims of comedian Bill Cosby has another entry. In an emotional piece on The Huffington Post, Cindra Ladd, a former entertainment executive revealed how Cosby drugged and raped her back in 1969, when she was only 21 years old. Ladd is married to Academy Award-winning producer Alan Ladd Jr., and it took her decades to finally reveal the ordeal to her husband. Ladd wrote about the beginnings of her relationship with the then 32-year-old comedian. Already an internationally known comedian during that time, Ladd was lured to Cosby’s charm. After hanging out one night,…
  • Julia Roberts Seals Deal To Make ‘Bat Kid’ Movie

    Val Powell
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Looking stunning while strutting down the red carpet on Monday, SAG Awards nominee Julia Roberts revealed on Extra that she’s a soccer mom and proud of it. During an interview with Mario Lopez, the Erin Brockovich star spoke about being supportive of her kids’ love for sports. “Oh I’ve been a soccer mom for a while but it’s soccer, basketball, aerial yoga – those are things that rule our home,” the actress said. The actress was nominated for her emotional role in HBO’s The Normal Heart where she played Dr. Emma Brookner. Roberts eventually lost to fellow-HBO star…
  • Mandy Moore Is Getting A Divorce; Was Getting Married Even Necessary?

    Val Powell
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Representatives for Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams have released a joint statement confirming that the couple are getting divorced. According to the representatives, Moore and Adams have “mutually decided to end their marriage”. The statement read, “It is a respectful, amicable parting of ways and both Mandy and Ryan are asking for media to respect their privacy at this time.” Mandy Moore announced her engagement to the singer/songwriter in February of 2009. The couple married a month later. Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams, both well-known musicians, have collaborated in the past. Their most…
  • Ellen DeGeneres Celebrates 57th Birthday, Takes Selfies With Wife Portia De Rossi

    Val Powell
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres have been together for nearly a decade, and it’s pretty clear that the couple are deeply in love. De Rossi and DeGeneres shared a couple of photos that they took the day before Ellen’s 57th birthday. The photos show Portia and Ellen without any make-up, embracing on a beach with a beautiful sunset in the background. Ellen captioned the photo, “My last sunset of 56 with my favorite person.” Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres have been together since 2004, and they got married on August 16, 2008 after the same sex marriage ban was lifted. Ellen…
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  • Motorola Moto G Receives Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Update

    Arpit Verma
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Regarded as one of the best smartphones of the year last year, both, the first and the second generation of the Motorola Moto G have started receiving the Android 5.0.2 update to Lollipop. It was a bit strange given Motorola’s consistency of rolling down updates that this one took so long for Motorola to process, but the good news is that it is finally here after almost a month of the official Android Lollipop update coming out. The second generation of the Motorola Moto G had received the update to Lollipop fairly early-ish around last month only, but the first generation, which was…
  • Google Chromecast is Officially Available via Google Play in India

    Arpit Verma
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Google Chromecast, the much sought after HDMI dongle which is able to stream your media over the Wifi connection at your place is now selling directly from Google Play in India. The dongle was announced at last year’s Google I/O and since then it has become a bit of a must have for those who are into heavy media consumption over Wifi. The dongle was initially made available only in the United States and later across Europe, yet the availability in India has always been through third party vendors such as Amazon and Snapdeal. Chromecast will sell directly from the Indian version of…
  • HTC One M9 Leaked out in More Images

    Arpit Verma
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:16 pm
    HTC One M9 is expected to be rolled out at Mobile World Congress on 1st of March. Given that it is clear that HTC wants to keep the time between the announcement of the device and the time when it goes on sale relatively minimal, it is expected that from now to the launch of the device plenty of images will surface of the phone that is one of the most eagerly anticipated devices of the year 2015. After the success of the HTC M7 and M8, the M9 is the device that HTC would be expecting to lift them into green from the red that has hurt them in the years gone by. It looks like from the outside…
  • WhatSIM is a SIM card that lets you Access and Send Whatsapp Messages Anywhere in the World

    Arpit Verma
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Whatsapp has become the standard communication platform today among just about everybody. With the growing penetration of smartphones, it is little surprise that just about everyone is on Whatsapp and the number of text messages being sent have declined rapidly. In fact, other than brief client interactions, I barely remember when was the last time I sent a text message to anybody to have a conversation. No wonder, when we go out or visit a station beyond our home, the only connectivity we long for is our Whatsapp account. It is fine if Twitter fails for a while and things are at a…
  • Microsoft Announces Free Upgrade to Windows 10, but only for One Year

    Arpit Verma
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Microsoft has announced the Windows 10 and as expected there is no Windows 9 for us to talk about. Windows 10 brings the Windows experience that we have grown accustomed to in the long years gone by back as all the metro stuff can now be totally put to one side. Another impressive feature of Windows 10 is app compatibility as from now on, the developers will only have to develop an application for either the desktop, tablet or phone and it will be cross compatible. As a result we are moving towards a unified App store too. made sure to let everyone know that it is selling Windows as a…
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    Sai Digital Magazine

  • Converting existing bank account to Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Account?

    24 Jan 2015 | 11:56 pm
    I’m hearing this a lot these days. People coming and asking to convert their existing account to Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan account aka PMJDY. And some ask to link their existing account to Jan Dhan account. All this, I suppose, is a result of ill advertising by the Government. The Advertisement always flashes the benefits ... Read the complete article at Converting existing bank account to Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Account? All the content you see here is exclusively copyrighted to Sai Digital Magazine and is meant for personal usage only. If any one is found to be republishing the content…
  • Airtel roaming in Maharashtra; Calls, SMS & Data

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • xPrintServer Featured on ‘Today in iOS’ Podcast

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

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

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

  • NVIDIA GTX 960 4 GB model to launch in March 2015

    Adeel Inam
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:44 pm
    NVIDIA’s GTX 960, which is the company’s price/performance graphic card based on the Maxwell architecture, is expected to be shipped out in the 4 GB variant during the month of March. Currently, the generic version of NVIDIA’s GTX 960 possesses 2 GB of video RAM and comes with an affordable price tag of $199. While the company has not yet revealed any pricing details, NVIDIA will most likely be stamping the 4 GB variant with a much larger price tag compared to the original variant. As for the hardware specifications of the GTX 960 4 GB goes, they will remain the same. The detailed…
  • Google explains why it is not fixing the web security present in older Android versions

    Adeel Inam
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:44 pm
    It was revealed earlier this month that Android devices that are running anything lower than the Google KitKat update are vulnerable to a fundamental security flaw. Turns out that the advertising giant Google is not ready to improve security for Android users, leaving them to be eaten by the sharks. Now, the tech giant has revealed why it has prevented itself from releasing those extra security measures. Google’s Android Security Chief, Adrian Ludwig has explained that it is no longer an effective method to start rolling out safety patches for the previous Android updates because it…
  • Qualcomm will be improving its Snapdragon 810 SoC for Samsung smartphones

    Adeel Inam
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:44 pm
    It was rumored during the production of Qualcomm’s flagship chips that there was a possibility that the company would be delaying the supply of its Snapdragon 810 chipset due to overheating and GPU driver issues. While several OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) have not prevented themselves from assimilating Qualcomm’s latest offering to their devices, such as LG’s G Flex 2 and Xiaomi’s recently announced flagship phone, the Mi Note Pro, Samsung seems to be having a hard time being convinced regarding the reliability of the company’s chip. LG stated earlier that it will be…
  • New GTX 970 memory bug chews up memory and kills gaming performance

    Adeel Inam
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Both the GTX 980 and GTX 970 are graphical powerhouses when it comes to gaming performance. However, since the GTX 980 is priced at $200 more than its lower performing brother, it is no question that gamers will purchase the GTX 970 in order to a sacrifice a fraction of the performance but save tons of money in the process. However, right now, it looks like saving the $200 and purchasing the GTX 970 would have cost gamers a lot more, thanks to a new memory bug that has been plaguing the GTX 970. Extremetech was kind enough to explain what kind of problems GTX 970 owners would be suffering…
  • Google will now run a wireless business

    Nidhi Mathew
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:59 am
    Google, the world’s top search engine, seems to have ambitions that are far reaching. Through a consortium with T-Mobile and Sprint, Google will now run a wireless business offering mobile phone plans to consumers. A report published in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday reveals that Google’s wireless service will “resell” airtime that Sprint and T-Mobile provide within their networks. The company’s significant involvement with smartphones through Android platform, the highest used in the world, has already made Google an able player in the cellular network business. All it has to…
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  • Facebook introduces 'lite' version of app for emerging countries

    Nicole Batac
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Facebook looks to bring its social network to emerging markets. They have just introduced a new simplified version of its mobile app for Android users in developing countries. Called Facebook Lite, it runs Facebook's core functionality while only taking up 252KB of space. Messaging has been integrated within the app to lessen the digital footprint it takes up. It is meant to run on slower 2G networks  for countries like Nepal, Nigeria, Bangladesh, South Africa, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe. If you're in one of those countries, you can download the app below. Source: Slate |…
  • OnePlus 2 release reportedly delayed by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 issues

    Nicole Batac
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Hoping to bring out another game changing device, OnePlus team has been creating a lot of hype for its next flagship, the OnePlus 2. It was expected to come out in Q2 of this year but apparently it is getting pushed back to the third quarter. The reason? Issues with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 810 processor. If true, this issue might even cause some problems for the upcoming flagships of other brands. The other rumoured specs of the new OnePlus device are that'll also run on 4GB of RAM and have a QHD 5.5-inch display. Source: Ubergizmo
  • Entertainment in full scale with Epson Home Cinema 3500

    Nicole Batac
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Whether you want to catch the Super Bowl or the latest blockbuster in the comforts of your home, the new Epson Home Cinema 3500 wants to make it a great experience for you. This projector lets you see everything in Full HD 1080p with amazing detail and clarity with 2500 lumens colour brightness, the ability to reproduce 1.07 billion colours, and 70,000:1 contrast ratio. And yes, it is easy to setup, too. Everything can be magnified on your wall up to 300 inches. It comes with two HDMI ports so it can connect to your cable boxes, Blu-ray players, and the like. The Home Cinema 3500 retails for…
  • Leaked images, details of HTC One M9 smartphone emerge

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:39 am
    HTC is expected to be releasing the successor to the HTC One M8 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The updated flagship expects to carry on the look and feel of its predecessors while adding a new 20 megapixel rear camera. Some images claiming to be photos of a pre-release unit have surfaced, giving us a sneak peek at what to expect.  We've also heard that this handset will be packing some powerful specs starting with a Snapdragon 810 chipset with Adreno 430 GPU based on an octa-core processor. 3GB of RAM and a 5-inch 1080p HD display plus a 2,840mAh battery round out the…
  • Windows Bean Loader launches, first wireless Arduino programming app for Windows users

    Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:53 am
    Punch Through Design, a hardware and software development firm that brings Bluetooth Low Energy hacking to the masses, has released the Windows Bean Loader, the first-ever wireless Arduino programming app for Windows users. Using the loader app, Windows-based developers and hobbyists can easily upload code to their LightBlue Bean and experience the power of Bluetooth Low Energy, without cables or a physical connection to the LightBlue Bean.
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  • Imagine Free – Beautiful Instagram Alternative with Material Design for Android

    24 Jan 2015 | 5:33 am
    Instagram is a popular social-networking service that allows users to share awesome looking photos and 15s videos by applying digital filters to them. But unlike the service, Instagram app for Android doesn’t boasts a striking layout and lacks the material design UI. Android users looking for a better Instagram are at luck, as there is an awesome alternative available for Instagram Android app called “Imagine for Instagram Free“. The application is free and a premium version with additional features is also available at the Google Play store. Imagine is an awesome…
  • Now Use WhatsApp on Desktop with WhatsApp Web App for Chrome

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging client has finally introduced the much awaited feature that allows users the ability to access WhatsApp directly from web browser on laptop or desktop platform. Users will now be able to start conversations and view WhatsApp notifications in browser by connecting WhatsApp app with Google Chrome browser. The web client support is currently available for the following mobile platforms: Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and BB10. WhatsApp Web works only in Chrome, with support for more browsers coming soon. To use WhatsApp from Chrome browser,…
  • Guide to Root YU Yureka & Install Official TWRP 2.8 Recovery

    18 Jan 2015 | 8:35 am
    In order to root Micromax Yureka smartphone, you first need to install a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP. But before flashing the recovery, one needs to unlock the bootloader of Yureka which is an easy task. Good news is that the official TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) 2.8 recovery is now available for YU Yureka with touch interface. So, if you’re interested in rooting your phone or want to install a custom ROM then custom recovery is a must. You can also use TWRP recovery to backup the firmware of Yureka phone which is recommended before trying any MODs. A step-by-step procedure is…
  • How to Unlock YU Yureka Bootloader on Windows

    18 Jan 2015 | 3:14 am
    Micromax YU Yureka first sale began few days back on Jan 13th, where the smartphone was sold out in just 3 seconds on Amazon India. The Yu Yureka is a 4G enabled phone running CyanogenMod 11, features decent specs and is available at an affordable price of Rs. 8,999. As you may know, rooting and unlocking bootloader doesn’t voids the warranty of Yureka. So, you shouldn’t be concerned about warranty in case you choose to flash a custom recovery or install custom ROMs/Kernels on your phone. YU Yureka comes with an unlockable bootloader, that one can easily unlock without difficulty.
  • Xiaomi announces Mi Note & Mi Note Pro with 5.7” display and high-end specifications

    16 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    At a mega event in Beijing, Xiaomi announced its latest flagship device “Mi Note”, a phablet designed to compete against the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. With the Mi Note, Xiaomi also unveiled “Mi Note Pro” that features the same design and form-factor as the Mi Note but packs an insanely powerful hardware. The Mi Note features a 5.7-inch Full HD display, is powered by a 2.5Ghz Quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 13 megapixel camera and a 3000mAH battery. The sides of Mi Note comprise a metal frame whereas the front and back panels are made of Corning Gorilla…
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  • Forking Apple Brands

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:53 pm
      by Jean-Louis Gassée After last week’s lengthy discussion of Apple’s software foibles, today’s fare is lighter but intriguing: The Apple logo is a stamp of excellence that’s proudly worn by the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Watch… why is it withheld from one of Apple’s other major group of products?] Naming a computer company Apple was a true stroke of genius, the kind that sits beyond the reach of consciousness. With the name came a visual representation. The first, unofficial logo evoked Isaac Newton’s famous epiphany: (Source: Edible Apple) Not a stroke of genius. It was a too…
  • 2015 Digital Media: A Call For a Big Business Model Cleanup 

    Frédéric Filloux
    18 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
      by Frédéric Filloux Digital media are stuck with bad economics resulting in relentless deflation. It’s time to wake-up and make 2015 the year of radical — and concerted — solutions. Trends in digital advertising feel like an endless agony to me. To sum up: there is no sign of improvement on the performance side; a growing percentage of ads are sold in bulk; click-fraud and user rejection are on the rise, all resulting in ceaseless deflation. Call it the J-Curve of digital advertising, as it will get worse before it gets better (it must – and it will). Here is…
  • Apple Software Quality Questions

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    18 Jan 2015 | 12:15 pm
      by Jean-Louis Gassée A flurry of recent software accidents in iOS and OS X raises questions about Apple’s management of its relentless increase in R&D spending. For the past six months or so, I’ve become increasingly concerned about the quality of Apple software. From the painful gestation of OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) with its damaged iWork apps, to the chaotic iOS 8 launch, iCloud glitches, and the trouble with Continuity, I’ve gotten a bad feeling about Apple’s software quality management. “It Just Works”, the company’s pleasant-sounding motto, became an easy target,…
  • Fear is not an editorial option

    Frédéric Filloux
    11 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
      by Frédéric Filloux Anglo-saxon media that refused to publish religious caricatures should revise their position. This is the worst time to surrender to self-censorship and politically correctness. There is a too much at stake, here.  As I’m writing this column, sharpshooters are positioned on the roofs of my neighborhood, a hundred yards away from Place de la Nation where hundreds of thousands of people will gather in the memory of the 17 people killed in last week terror attacks. France is in a state of shock, the emotion is overwhelming, and the concern is growing as…
  • The iPhone’s 8th Anniversary

    Jean-Louis Gassée
    11 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
      by Jean-Louis Gassée Smartphones existed before Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone on January 9th, 2007. But by upending existing technology platforms, application distribution, and carrier business models, he kickstarted a new era of computing whose impact is yet to be fully understood. I knew one of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre: Bernard Maris. We weren’t friends, just pleasantly casual acquaintances through the in-law side of my family. Typical Parisian dinner conversations “rearranging the world” led to a Palo Alto visit and an interview for a small Charlie Hebdo…
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  • Facebook Goes Down for an Hour, As Drone Crashes into White House [Tech News Digest]

    Dave Parrack
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Facebook suffers outage, drone crashes into White House, Microsoft announces financials, Nest replaces Dropcams, Funny or Die thinks weather is funny, and the BMW ad celebrating ignorance. Facebook was Down, Albeit Briefly Things to do when Facebook is down: 1. Tweet that Facebook is down. #facebookdown — Jonathan Gebauer (@jogebauer) January 27, 2015 Facebook suffered an outage of around 40 minutes on Monday night (Jan 26), and the Internet immediately lost its head. Instagram, Tinder, Hipchat, Pinterest and others all seemed to be suffering similar fates at around the same time. Lizard…
  • 5 Websites to Listen to the Radio

    Mark O'Neill
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:30 pm
    To anyone born after the Internet went mainstream, I would like to introduce to you an amazing invention that we PreNets (Pre-Internets — what I call anyone born before the Internet age) used when listening to music or the news. It is an amazing device but it had its limitations though. You couldn’t decide the music — it decided for you. And the radio decided what news was the most important. Yes, I know. Medieval concepts. But the radio stations have thrived online, there are portable radio apps, radio smartphone apps, and there are sites which bring you radio from...Read…
  • Is There a Best Time of Day to Be Creative?

    Dave LeClair
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Creativity while writing is a fleeting thing. Sometimes, your mind is just firing on all cylinders, and it feels like you can do no wrong. Other times, it feels like you have a million things to do and you just can’t get the words flowing. When faced with a deadline, this can be a terrifying situation. Is there anything you can do? As it turns out, there are certain points throughout the day when creativity flows better, and there’s actually some science behind it, as this infographic shows. Check it out, and see if following this schedule helps you be...Read the full article: Is…
  • 8 Eye-Popping Ultra HD Videos To Watch On Your New 4K TV [Stuff to Watch]

    Tim Brookes
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Wander down to your local electronics boutique and you’re sure to find a selection of commanding 4K TVs, just begging to take over your living room. If TV doesn’t cut it, a new breed of computer monitor, newer iMacs and even virtual reality headsets are all going 4K – but there’s just one problem. Content is sparse. The latest games consoles only output a 1080p image, and you’ll need to spend serious money on a couple of high-end graphics cards if you’re hoping to enjoy the upcoming GTA V in 4K. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing in 4K to…
  • 10 Things You Need to Know About Yik Yak

    Justin Pot
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Even if you’ve never heard of Yik Yak, you probably know someone who uses it. The app, which lets anyone post anonymous messages visible only to others nearby, has a massive following in university towns – enough to be valued between $300 to $400 million by investors, despite not being monetized right now. Meanwhile, college administrations across American have tried to ban the app without much success (though it is completely blocked at middle and high schools). You might have heard all this and more, but what does Yik Yak actually do? The best way to find out is to install…
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  • 20 Innovative Examples of HUDs and GUIs

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:06 pm
    Technology is constantly making great leaps and bounds in terms of development and, in the race to be the best of the best, developers are working double time to come up with the most innovative products. One area where great advances and innovations are being made would be in the fields of GUIs (Graphical User Interface) and HUDs (Heads-up Displays). These GUIs and HUDs are crucial in the fields of computer works, design, and gaming. The most innovative ones allow users to work more quickly and efficiently which means the results are killer. Innovative GUIs A graphical user is really quite…
  • 20 Small Items and Gadgets for Your Pockets

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Most people will agree that in their day to day lives, they always need to have the right gadgets and other nifty items that will make their lives easier and their days smoother. There was a time when people had to bring humongous backpacks and suitcases to fit all the things they need but in today’s technologically-advanced world, there are so many compact items and gadgets they can take with them and the best part is they all fit right into our pockets! Such is the wonder of technology and design innovations. These gadgets and items can range from the extremely high-tech to the ones that…
  • 50 Inspiring Quotes from Alan Watts

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:32 pm
    There are times in our lives when we face hardships that seem impossible to overcome; times when we feel like just stopping and giving up — seeing no reason to go on. It is during those times that we need a bit of inspiration. So we can be thankful for the wonderful gift of life and that, despite the trials, there are always reasons for us to keep moving forward. When you find yourself in need of a jolt to keep going, here are some inspiring quotes by Alan Watts to draw some strength from and understand life along with yourself: To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim…
  • 20 Simple Secrets to Taking Better Photos

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Whether you are using an expensive camera, which does not guarantee good pictures, or using your camera on your phone, there are a few things you should keep in mind when taking pictures. To take good pictures you do not need to be a professional either. It is all in how you view the world and the things in it. It is the moments that make pictures great! As a general rule there are 20 guidelines you should follow that can change the way you picture the world right away. 1. Get in good and close. If you think your pictures do not stand out or create the feeling you are looking for, take a few…
  • 30 Must-Have Fonts for 2015

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:45 pm
    To some people, typography may seem like a small thing. But when you’re serious about your aesthetic appearance, typography has a great impact on what you’re spelling out with your words. Typography is the style or appearance of any printed matter and the fonts you choose have an impact on the message you are sending. In our daily conversations, we speak with different tones and inflections. But we obviously can’t do that for the text we post online or print on paper. This is where your choice of font comes in! There are thousands of fonts to choose from and all of these fonts add charm…
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  • Researchers Make Magnetic Graphene

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
    Graphene, a one-atom thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice, has many desirable properties. Magnetism alas is not one of them. Magnetism can be induced in graphene by doping it with magnetic impurities, but this doping tends to disrupt graphene’s electronic properties.
  • Graphene edges can be tailor-made

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    Theoretical physicists at Rice University are living on the edge as they study the astounding properties of graphene. In a new study, they figure out how researchers can fracture graphene nanoribbons to get the edges they need for applications.
  • Particles accelerate without a push

    21 Jan 2015 | 11:52 am
    Some physical principles have been considered immutable since the time of Isaac Newton: Light always travels in straight lines. No physical object can change its speed unless some outside force acts on it. Now, in a new variation on the methods used to bend light, physicists at MIT and Israel’s Technion have found that subatomic particles can be induced to speed up all by themselves,...
  • Planning algorithms evaluate probability of success

    16 Jan 2015 | 7:42 am
    Imagine that you could tell your phone that you want to drive from your house in Boston to a hotel in upstate New York, that you want to stop for lunch at an Applebee’s at about 12:30, and that you don’t want the trip to take more than four hours. Then imagine that your phone tells you that you have only a 66 percent chance of meeting those criteria — but that if you can wait...
  • How does a machine smell? A biosensor that utilises an odorant binding protein

    16 Jan 2015 | 6:12 am
    A collaboration of academics from The University of Manchester and the University of Bari in Italy, have created a biosensor that utilises an odorant binding protein. The team’s findings are published today in the journal Nature Communications. Odorant binding proteins are found in the mucus of the nose, which work olfactory receptors helping us to create our perception of smell. The...
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    Insivia Marketing + Web Design

  • 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…
  • Why Your Marketing Choices Are Hurting Your Business: Social Media

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:46 am
    In today’s digital age, I’m still adamant on reading actual, physical books where I can flip through pages and reread quotes, chapters and entire novels I find intriguing. It wasn’t until recently, though, that my love of reading hard-copies crossed over into my digital marketing world. I quickly realized how many amazing business books were out there just waiting for me to have some down time during my work day. My latest read, QR Codes Kill Kittens, was written by Scott Stratten, whose motto is “Stop marketing. Start engaging.” This should be everyone’s motto. Plain and simple.
  • How Can Manufacturers Use CRM and Automation to Increase Exposure to Their Target Audience?

    19 Jan 2015 | 7:44 am
    Sales and marketing is all about touchpoints – getting in front of, and staying in front of your target audience and ideal buyer. As sales-driven marketers, we know that B2B sales aren’t (usually) made on the first call, and that the relationship shouldn’t be one-and-done. It’s about leveraging the relationship, building a deeper connection with your customer, and growing accounts. This means that campaigns should focus on touchpoints — engaging with current, past, and could-be customers over and over again. Marketing automation enables you to stay in front of quality leads…
  • 4 SEO Tips for Lawyers

    15 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    How many customers are you delivering to your competitors simply because your firm’s website is not optimized for search? When it comes to hiring an attorney, consumers are increasingly using more online resources during their decision making process. Search engines are becoming the most common online tool for finding, validating, and often times selecting an attorney. 58 million people in the US looked for an attorney last year That’s where SEO comes in. Some attorneys don’t know what SEO stands for, others are familiar with SEO but don’t know what it entails. The basics: Search…
  • How Can Manufacturers Get the Right Customers?

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    For Manufacturers it can be a struggle to capture the right customers. In this insivia insight Andy shares a few tips to make this process a success. Did you like this insight? Make sure you stay connected to our Facebook & Twitter to receive our most recent news & updates!
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  • Why the Time Seems Right for a Space-Based Internet Service

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    New micro-satellite technology is enabling satellite Internet services that could reach billions of new users.Providing Internet access from orbiting satellites—a concept that seemed to have died with the excesses of the dot-com boom—has returned thanks to SpaceX founder (and dot-com billionaire) Elon Musk. And while such a service would be expensive and risky to deploy, recent technological trends mean it’s no longer so out-of-this-world.
  • Technology Repaints the Payment Landscape

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    As technology-driven payment ideas give cash a run for its money, the big winners could be established banks and credit card companies.In developed economies, money has been digitizing for decades. Few Westerners touch a paycheck anymore. Through direct deposit, digital money is transferred electronically from our employer to our bank account every pay period. A similar process moves contributions into our 401(k) accounts or zaps money over to pay the rent, the utility bill, a student loan, or any other expense.
  • Resurrecting a Meltdown-Proof Reactor Design

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    A new molten salt nuclear reactor design could make nuclear power safer and more economical.A new take on an old reactor design could make nuclear power cleaner and safer, and therefore more competitive with fossil fuels.
  • Microsoft’s New Idea: A Hologram Headset to Rewrite Reality

    21 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    A wearable display set for release by Microsoft later this year can augment your world with realistic, interactive virtual objects.Microsoft today showed off an augmented reality headset slated for release later this year. The compact, visor-style device, called Hololens, generates holograms that make 3-D objects appear to the wearer to be overlaid on the real world.
  • Microsoft Researchers Get Wrapped Up in Smart Scarf

    20 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In the quest to make wearable electronics useful, researchers take a close look at the neck.Microsoft researchers have created a scarf that can be commanded to heat up and vibrate via a smartphone app, part of an exploration of how the accessory could eventually work with emerging biometric- and emotion-sensing devices. It could, perhaps, soothe you if a sensor on your body determines you’re down—a function that could be particularly useful for people who have disorders such as autism and have trouble managing their feelings.
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  • Mobile Photography – A Picture’s Worth with Jo Sullivan

    Joanne Carter
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:37 am
    ‘A Picture’s Worth‘… is where we ask mobile photographers that have created powerful mobile photography/art to explain the processes they took. This includes their initial thoughts as to what they […] The post Mobile Photography – A Picture’s Worth with Jo Sullivan appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Pic of the Day (12) – Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:04 am
    Here’s day twelve of our brand new Pic of the Day section via Instagram.  Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pick of the Day […] The post Pic of the Day (12) – Instagram – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Mobile Photography – Flickr Group Showcase – 25 January 2015 – TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    Oh wow! We have just completed this weeks mobile photography and art Flickr Group Showcase and it is absolutely bursting with creativity and talent. I hope you all enjoy this […] The post Mobile Photography – Flickr Group Showcase – 25 January 2015 – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Pic of the Day (11) – Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

    Joanne Carter
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:07 am
    Here’s day eleven of our brand new Pic of the Day section via Instagram.  Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pick of the Day […] The post Pic of the Day (11) – Instagram – TheAppWhisperer appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
  • Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 49 – by Donna Donato

    Donna Donato
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:04 am
    Welcome back to the forty-ninth article in the column, Mobile Movies. We at TheAppWhisperer have been inspired by the Flickr upgrade of 1 Terabyte of storage for everyone and have wanted to launch […] The post Mobile Movies Showcase – Week 49 – by Donna Donato appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
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  • Emergency Room Closures Linked to More Hospital Deaths

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:40 pm
    A new study of California Hospitals found that patients admitted into the emergency rooms of a hospital are at greater risk of dying if another emergency room at a hospital nearby has closed its doors. The research was primarily conducted to identify the potential impact of emergency room closures on patient care quality at the hospitals functioning within the same service area. The study published in the August issue of the medical journal Health Affairs aimed to find out how the disappearance of emergency rooms translated into high mortality rate for hospital patients. Less number of ERs…
  • More Young Adults Enrolling into Obamacare Allays Premium Rise Concerns

    Meghann Kiernan
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:22 pm
    More young people are enrolling in Obamacare. According to a recent report, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) compared the proportion of young enrollees to enrollment data for 2014. It was found that in mid-January last year, 29% of enrollees were under the age of 34 and that this year, this number has risen slightly – people under the age of 34 made up 33% of those who chose a new plan. It is expected that the number of young enrollees will rise by February 15th, 2015, the date which marks the end of Open Enrollment. In May 2014, HHS reported a surge of young adults (in…
  • Prescription Opioid Overdose – A Growing Concern

    Natalie Tornese
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Drug overdoses have increased rapidly in the United States over the past two decades and is a leading cause of injury or death among people. Drug overdose can happen to people of all age groups and demographic characteristics and include overdose of illicit opioids such as heroin, prescription opioid, and analgesics like methadone, hydrocodone, fentanyl and oxycodone. As per reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 41,502 drug poisoning deaths were reported in the US in 2012. Out of this, about 22,114 (53%) were related to pharmaceuticals. It is estimated that…
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Facilitates Early Treatment

    Julie Clements
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Prostate Cancer (PC) is regarded as the most common form of cancer that is a second leading cause of death in American men. Recent reports suggest that each year, approximately 233,000 men are diagnosed with this malignancy. About one in six men in the US will be diagnosed with this condition in their lifetime and nearly 35 will die of it. This condition is mostly found in older men above 65 years or more. There are different signs and symptoms connected with this syndrome and they may differ from one person to another. Several factors such as age, genetics, dietary habits, prostate…
  • Effective Steps Orthopedic Surgeons Could Take to Prevent Medication Errors

    Rajeev Rajagopal
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:37 pm
    The first report of The Institute of Medicine (IOM), the famous ‘To Err is Human’ published in 1999 revealed that around 7000 deaths occur annually from medication errors alone. In 2006, another report from the IOM pointed out that the extra medical costs for preventable adverse drug events occurring in hospitals amount to $3.5 billion a year. A study published in the Journal of Patient Safety in September 2013 found that a lower limit of 210,000 deaths occurred per year related to preventable drug events in hospitals. The solutions recommended in medical literature required the…
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    Latest News, Reviews & More from TechReviewSource

  • Report: iPhone Sales in China Top U.S.

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:26 pm
    China's Apple fanboys turned up the heat in the third quarter, pushing iPhone sales in the country past those recorded in the U.S. Cupertino is expected to announce this week that, for the first time, it moved more smartphones overseas than at home, according to the Financial Times. Analysts pointed to the California-based tech giant's […]
  • Report: Samsung to Serve as Main Chip Supplier for Next iPhone

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:25 pm
    It's only January, and we're already hearing rumors about the next-gen iPhone. The latest reports, however, focus on the upcoming phone's internal components—namely, which company will be making the chips for Apple's next iPhone. According to South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper, Samsung will be producing the bulk of the new chips. As noted by Reuters, […]
  • Dell 28 Ultra HD P2815Q

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Dell 28 Ultra HD Monitor P2815Q is a well-equipped 28-inch Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) monitor with a sub-$600 price. It delivers a highly detailed 4K image, but it can't do it at 60Hz. Read more ...
  • Report: Don’t Expect an Amazing Apple Watch Battery Life

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Even Apple hasn't cracked the smartwatch battery code: A new report suggests the upcoming Apple Watch will provide up to 3.5 hours of app use between charges. That number drops to 2.5 hours if you're constantly checking social media, stock prices, or sports scores. The Apple S1 chip and Retina-class display might result in hefty […]
  • Office 2016 Expected Later This Year

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Though news of the HoloLens dominated Microsoft headlines this week, Redmond also had information about Office: the next-gen Office 2016 will arrive in 2015. "We are hard at work on the next release of the Office desktop suite that will be called Office 2016. (Unexpected, I know!)," Microsoft wrote in a blog post. "We expect to make Office […]
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    1E Blogs - Insight and debate on IT Efficiency

  • Creating a Windows Cluster: Part 6 – Creating a Network Load Balancing Cluster

    John DeVito
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    I have a moment to get the final post of this series finished (see my author page for parts 1-5).  We went through the basic process of creating Windows Failover Clusters and adding SQL or other Generic Services to a Windows Failover Cluster.  Everything that we did in the series so far was done in a lab environment as it was being written, and all of the screenshots have been from those exercises. This final installment will be no different. Everything presented in this installment is out of the lab and has been built just as it is described.  The Windows Failover Cluster is useful for…
  • Write code that matters

    Stefan Flöring
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    As a programmer, how do you measure you productivity? What kinds of tools do you have to determine project progress? Are you using story points? Is it the number of stories delivered in a certain time span? Do you track your progress with burn-down charts? When you think about a successful working day, one of those days where you come home to your partner and say it has been really productive, what happened that day? For me it is very simple. I measure my productivity in code. Thus a really productive day is a day where I have written and tested a good amount of code. Or even more specific…
  • Close that hole, apply a patch

    Dan O'Connor
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    Did you know that, according to a paper from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the vast majority of successful security breaches to corporate networks are made using basic techniques, and that by implementing just four critical security controls you could remove 85 to 90% of threats? These four controls have been cut down from a list of 35 that a branch of the Australian government called the Defence Signals Doctorate put together based on their analysis of the cyber-attacks they were subject to. The four controls are: Regular Operating System Patching Regular…
  • Welcome to Better ITAM

    Jason Keogh
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’ve been working in IT for about 20 years now, most recently coming from iQuate, a company I founded in 2002. I’ve had IT Asset Management responsibilities or been involved directly and specifically in the development of software for IT Asset Management for at least 16 years. Back in 2010, working alongside Oracle’s LMS department I helped define and create the Oracle “Third Party Tools Verification” program. In 2012 alongside colleagues in VMware and EMC I helped evangelize how virtualization can lead to higher economies of scale and reduced costs when licensing expensive…
  • Reducing waste the old fashioned way

    Simon Rust
    7 Jan 2015 | 5:16 am
    Over my Christmas holiday vacation I visited a coal mining museum with my family and much of what we learned in that mine, nearly 800 feet under the ground are applicable to everyday life and how we are in constant strive to improve. The examples that I cite are the machines that were designed in Germany and in the USA during the 20th century to automate not only the drilling of the coal from the bed but also in the extraction of the mined coal in readiness for selling on. Back in in 19th century this whole process was the role for many families, from the parents who would be deep in the mine…
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  • Automated development environment

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:12 am
    Originally posted on: the past couple of months I've added more and more customization to my development machine. So much so, that I'd like to write down what I did in case I'll need to re-implement it - and maybe also help some others who might be interested.
  • ConcurrentCollections Can Be Prohibitively Expensive

    Alois Kraus
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Originally posted on: most of us use multiple threads we get all sorts of race conditions which we can solve with proper locking and concurrent data structures. A simple issue is if you have concurrency on an object which exposes a Dictionary<string,string> from where you get exceptions back if concurrent writers add the same data to it. You would then either need to coordinate the writers or use a different dictionary which allows concurrent adds. As it turns out ConcurrentDictionary is just the collection you were…
  • Speaking at Tampa Florida CRMUG Chapter Meeting on Dynamics CRM 2015 What's new in Mobile on 2/5/2015

    Nikita Polyakov
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:55 am
    Originally posted on: I will be presenting remotely from Microsoft Dynamics Technical Conference 2015; I hope you join the local chapter meeting of CRMUG simulcast across Florida to hear me speak and interact others who are users, owners or craft-men&women behind Dynamics CRM at their own or other organizations. What is new in Mobile with Dynamics CRM 2015, presented by Nikita Polyakov Take a lap around enhancements to Dynamics CRM 2015 mobile capabilities. Brief review of what is already offered. Then we will…
  • Moving On

    Jesse Taber
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    Originally posted on: blog has moved!I've had a good run here on, but I've decided to move this blog over to a new domain and host. You can now find all of my Gruff Code content over at
  • Node.js and TypeScript Modules: Internal, External... Shake it All About

    Steve Wilkes
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:39 am
    Originally posted on:, that was painful. When I decided to write a JavaScript game, I knew I'd need to run the same logic on the server and the browser, so Node.js was an obvious choice. It's JavaScript on the server, right? Anything I write to run in a browser will be runnable on the server as well. Easy! Well... not so much. The issues I came across boiled down to the way each JavaScript environment expects code to be organised. TypeScript's abstractions actually made…
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    Slice of MIT by the Alumni Association

  • Alum Books Podcast: Betraying the Assassins’ Guild

    Joe McGonegal
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    On a cold fall day, while waiting for the M2 shuttle back to the MIT campus, Livia Blackburne PhD ’13 passed a window display at the Harvard Coop. It was for a new series of young adult fiction about a girl and her vampire boyfriend.   “I picked it up, started reading, and got incredibly […]
  • Photo of the Week by Forrest Milder ’73, SM ’74—January 24, 2015

    24 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Curious about Forrest Milder? View more of his work via the Photo of the Week category, learn more about him as a lawyer and a photographer, or visit his photo website. View other alumni photos of the week.
  • How Can a Person Ride a Motorcycle 100 MPH but Not Stand Up in a 100 MPH Wind?

    Kate Hoagland
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Guest Post by Aaron Johnson from the Ask an Engineer series, published by MIT’s School of Engineering Because bikers are tougher than meteorologists. Just kidding! Read on… Turn on the news when a hurricane makes landfall and there’s a good chance you’ll see a brave (or foolish) meteorologist reporting live from the scene of the storm. […]
  • Video: A Personal View of Earth from Space

    Nicole Morell
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Taking part in a combined 22 missions, the six alumni astronauts interviewed by Slice of MIT are no strangers to space. Yet John Grunsfeld ’80, Dominic Antonelli ’89, Mike Fincke ’89, Franklin Chang-Diaz ScD ’77, Chris Cassidy SM ’00, and Mike Massimino SM ’88, ENG ’90, ME ’90, PhD ’92 are still in awe of […]
  • REMINDER: Watch a Live Webcast with Noam Chomsky, January 20 at Noon EST

    Jay London
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    The MIT community: register and ask live questions during the interactive interview.
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    brian teeman - blog

  • Not all code is created equal

    16 Jan 2015 | 12:57 pm
    It should be no surprise that I am a supporter of the GPL licence for software. Today I would like to apologise to developers of javascript and icon libraries that I have unknowingly ripped off and defrauded. When I download an extension licensed as GPL I know that I am allowed to use that software how and where I want. However many extensions use libraries written by others and not all libraries are created equally. Unless I look at the raw files outside of Joomla it is often impossible for me to know what libraries are being used. Do you ever look? You should! I am not talking about "is it…
  • Length Matters

    13 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    We all know that size really does matter no matter what some nice people might tell you but does length matter as well? There is no point in writing great content if nobody will read it so length does matter - line length that is - what else did you think I was talking about. Too short If the length of the line too short then as a reader your eyes will be travelling left and right so often that it breaks the reading flow. Speed readers and content scanners also find that they are starting the next line before finishing the first and as a result may miss important content or misunderstand the…
  • Programming Joomla Plugins - I am not a developer

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Earlier this year Jisse asked if I was prepared to review the book he was writing on Joomla plugins. Proof reading is something that strangely I enjoy doing even if it is quite a slow and tedious task. However I did warn Jisse that I wouldn't be able to review anything other than the language as "I am not a developer". I have always known that plugins are one of the most powerful features of Joomla but as "I am not a developer" I have always had to rely on plugins published on the JED or pay someone to develop them for me. After reading the book I have surprised myself by being able to…
  • Creating a great slide deck

    9 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Every conference I attend I am amazed at how bad many of the slide decks are. It's not as if people are rushing them or creating them at the last minute. They have been created with a lot of time and care they just suck. I have a few rules when I create a slide deck. If you follow them then you won't upset me, you will ensure your audience remembers the key points and you will save yourself time. Text on Slides Everyone can read faster than you can speak so don't write your presentation on your slides and unless your audience is so small that they are sat around your laptop they won't be able…
  • Spock Logic The Needs of the Many

    30 Nov 2014 | 9:15 pm
    This is another post (and my first) to directly look at the proposal by the Structure Working group for Joomla. They have proposed an almost completely flat structure and you can read more about it elsewhere. A flat structure can sound great and incredibly democratic but it is a fine line between democracy and anarchy. So I have a question, well actually I have two questions about the proposals made for a completely flat structure for Joomla as made by the Structure Working Group. After studying the documents and blog posts produced by the WG, following as many forum and blog comments as I…
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    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC

  • 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”   (Open FAIR) Risk management should follow a structured process…
  • 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…
  • PTC 2015 Focuses on Submarine Cables and SDNs

    20 Jan 2015 | 12:39 am
    In an informal survey of words used during seminars and discussions, two main themes are emerging at the Pacific Telecommunications Council’s 2015 annual conference.  The first, as expected, is development of more submarine cable capacity both within the Pacific, as well as to end points in ANZ, Asia, and North America.  The second, software defined networking (SDN), as envisioned could quickly begin to re-engineer the gateway and carrier hotel interconnection business. New cable development, including Arctic Fiber, Trident, SEA-US, and APX-E have sparked a lot of interest.  One…
  • OSS Development for the Modern Data Center

    16 Jan 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Modern Data Centers are very complex environments.  Data center operators must have visibility into a wide range of integrated data bases, applications, and performance indicators to effectively understand and manage their operations and activities. While each data center is different, all Data Centers share some common systems and common characteristics, including: Facility inventories Provisioning and customer fulfillment processes Maintenance activities (including computerized maintenance management systems <CMMS>) Monitoring Customer management (including CRM, order management,…
  • You Want Money for a Data Center Buildout?

    12 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    A couple years ago I attended several “fast pitch” competitions and events for entrepreneurs in Southern California, all designed to give startups a chance to “pitch” their ideas in about 60 seconds to a panel of representatives from the local investment community.  Similar to television’s “Shark Tank,” most of the ideas pitches were harshly critiqued, with the real intent of assisting participating entrepreneurs in developing a better story for approaching investors and markets. While very few of the pitches received a strong, positive response, I recall one young guy who…
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    Big Data Big Analytics

  • Trend #1: Digital Advertising Comes of Age and Continues to Propel the Growth of Data Brokers and Markets

    Mary Ludloff
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:58 pm
    By Mary Ludloff & Terence Craig Authors’ Note: As promised, this is trend number one in our take on the top ten privacy trends or the more things change, the more they stay the same. Although similar to David Lettermen’s Top Ten lists, our list is not as funny (unless we get points for sarcasm). We would like to remind you that sifting through the media coverage, books, blog posts, and research studies has been no easy task and trying to understand how all of it fits into the larger privacy landscape has been even harder. Added to that, our list is sure to elicit a litany of…
  • Privacy and Big Data—Update on the Update

    Mary Ludloff
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:02 pm
    By: Mary Ludloff and Terence Craig We’ve been promising an update to our book, Privacy and Big Data, since the just pre- and mostly post-Snowden era. When we proposed and wrote the book it was to fill a void. At the time, there was a lack of mainstream attention to the issues of privacy by the media and a lack of understanding of the issues and implications we all face in the digital world. As tech veterans of long standing, we have seen our world transformed for better and for worse by our industry. Much of the “worst” we chronicled in our book and at the time its release, many…
  • In a pii (Privacy, Identity, Innovation) Conference State of Mind

    Mary Ludloff
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:33 pm
    By Mary Ludloff Although this year has been extremely busy for us, Terence and I always find time for this event: The Privacy Identity Innovation Conference.  Natalie Fonseca, the Co-Founder and Executive Producer of it, is the driving force behind its ongoing success. This year’s program focuses on: “… the latest developments in areas like mobile, biometrics, the Internet of Things and big data. Learn about emerging trends and business models driving the personal information economy, and get guidance on developing strategies and best practices to build trust with your users.” It…
  • Getting Value From Your Data Series: Who Is Your Target Customer?

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

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

  • Flash or HDD for the Best Price/Performance?

    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…
  • The Changing Game of IT Service Management

    Dennis Drogseth
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    If you think that ITSM is static and old hat, think twice. A huge number of innovations are just emerging—some have been a long time in coming; while others are unexpected surprises—as analytics and automation are changing the ITSM game dramatically. Here are some trends that I’ve seen in 2014 that I expect will grow [...]
  • Automating Change: The Key to Proactive IT Management

    Steve Brasen
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Reflecting on my earlier career in IT management, I have to confess to a level of astonishment at how naïve IT administrative practices were just a decade or two ago. Failure events were common, and most organizations just accepted as immutable fact the reality of systemic firefighting. IT services critical to business operations were all too often held together with little more than a hope and a prayer. Sure, my colleagues and I were acutely aware of the importance of performing “root cause analysis” and implementing proactive management practices, but who had the time for that? The…
  • Breach Detection, Sony Entertainment and Vectra Networks…

    David Monahan
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Working in information security for the past 20 years, I have seen a lot. Though there have been many multi-million dollar impact breaches, the recent Sony Pictures hack and subsequent data exposure and extortion is probably the most impactful to a company out of the previous breaches this year. Recent articles revealed that some employees thought that the hack was, “a long time coming,”[1] and stolen information that was released indicated “passwords were easy to find.”[2] There are other articles disclosing various technology issues and outages shortly before the information was…
  • Allgress Insight Risk Management Suite Brings Flexibility and Functionality to IT-GRC

    David Monahan
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:04 pm
    When I started out in security, only very large organizations with a mature set of business processes dared to talk about implementing some form of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) or enterprise program (e-GRC). They generally did it in an attempt to get ISO or similar certification, or to “move their programs to the next level,” and some, I think, attempted it just to prove they did it. Many of those efforts were monumental, costing millions of dollars and taking years to complete. However, a significant number seemed to end in compromise, yielding a smaller end result or totally…
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    Windows Central - News - Forums - Reviews - Help for Windows Phone

  • Microsoft offers discounts on Surface Pro 3 business bundle (UK)

    Rich Edmonds
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:55 am
    Kitting out the workplace with new hardware can prove to be an expensive investment, particularly if the workforce requires some powerful machines. Microsoft is looking to help alleviate the cost of purchasing new PCs by offering some discounts on the Surface Pro 3.
  • Age of Empires: Castle Siege picks up an update with numerous fixes

    Rich Edmonds
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:12 am
    Age of Empires: Castle Siege has been updated for Windows and Windows Phone. As of today, the title for the phone stands on version, which is readily available for download on the store. The update contains a variety of fixes and minor changes to improve the experience.
  • EA slashes prices of Titanfall, Battlefield 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition and more on Xbox One

    Harish Jonnalagadda
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:14 am
    EA is offering heavy discounts on several Xbox One games including the likes of Titanfall, which is now available for $10, with the deluxe edition of the game valued at $12.50. The season pass is also getting a price cut, and is now at just $6.25. Other games on offer include Battlefield 4, which is available for $13.20, Dragon Age: Inquisition at $35.99 and more.
  • Your Xbox One controller is about to get a whole lot better

    Harish Jonnalagadda
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:19 am
    Microsoft is rolling out a firmware update for the Xbox One controller that enables the controller to connect to the console in roughly two seconds, down from the five or so seconds it used to take to pair previously. The firmware update also brings a host of user-requested fixes along with improved stability.
  • Facebook and Instagram experience denial of service attack, outage [Update: Restored!]

    Rene Ritchie
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:08 pm
    Update: Both social networks are now functional again. If you can't access them in your region just yet, hold tight. Services are being restored. Facebook and Instagram, the popular social network and it's photo-centric sub-division, are currently experiencing a denial of service attack that's affecting access for some users. If you've been trying to check your feeds and you've been getting errors, don't worry — it's them, not you.
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  • 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…
  • Clean Code – Is my code always readable?

    11 Dec 2014 | 5:05 am
    Did you ever have to go back to a fragment of code that you wrote a month or year ago? How did it feel? Was it easy or did you have to figure out how it worked from scratch? If you need more than just one look, there is a good chance that you are doing something wrong. And if you scratch you head an think: “What the heck was I thinking?”, you have definitely done it wrong. But what have gone wrong? Most probably the code works fine and at some point you knew it inside out. Why can’t you remember it now? Maybe your code wasn’t written clearly enough and in accordance with best coding…
  • How to use custom fonts in Android apps (and not get fat)

    Daniel Dekański
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    Fonts have always been a vital part of brand identity and UI design. With the development of modern Web standards it has become easy to implement customized fonts in websites, but native mobile apps somehow still lag behind in this area. Platform guides warn us against unleashing our creativity in that aspect and state that the built-in fonts have been optimized for memory and performance constraints of mobile devices. I think today, with more and more horse power under the hood of our latest mobile gadgets, we should not limit ourselves to the modest assortment of default typefaces. Going…
  • Software Architecture Canvas – a brother of the business model canvas?

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    Have you ever heard of the business model canvas? If so, then you know that it is basically a board of basic elements which need to be evaluated in the process of creating a product and the business around it. Have you ever wondered if such a model could be created for a software design process? I did and here are my thoughts on it. Obviously a detailed implementation cannot be touched by such a “bird’s eye architecture-cheat-sheet” but I think a general description with some design tips can be achieved. So without further ado I bring to you: “The 11 blocks of software…
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  • Dying Light Launching Tomorrow January 27

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    Incase you’ve been living in a bubble, one of the freshest approaches to Zombie games, Dying Light is set to launch tomorrow January 27th. The... -- Click to Read More --
  • Agent Carter (Premiere Spoilers Ahead)

    6 Jan 2015 | 8:04 pm
    I am not an avid TV watcher, but I happen to be an avid facebooker. This also means that I saw every social media in the nerd-galaxy that I’ve... -- Click to Read More --
  • ArcadeBlock – December Unboxing

    29 Dec 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Hey look! I made a video thing! Here are all my silly reactions to everything in this month’s arcade block. I think I may have missed the boat... -- Click to Read More --
  • SimCity: BuildIt App

    24 Dec 2014 | 1:59 pm
    This week while I was browsing the Apple App Store, I came across this new SimCity app in the featured section. Some backstory for you, I was a... -- Click to Read More --
  • Review: LG G Watch R

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Wearables are taking over and since Google introduced the Android Wear platform there have been new entrants into the space every few months. One of... -- Click to Read More --
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  • Here is How Your Business Can Benefit From SIP Trunking

    Thomas Oppong
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:43 am
    Entering the global market enables companies and business to expand and grow. Marketing, shipping products and ordering systems all work in synergy to help companies compete in the worldwide market. Communication is an integral part of any business. And there are now better, faster and smarter ways businesses are staying connected and doing business even across borders. “There is no denying the world is moving to IP, and SIP has become the de facto solution of choice for businesses for IP connections. In North America, slightly more than 20% of the installed business trunks are SIP…
  • What You Need to Know About Business Logistics

    Thomas Oppong
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:02 am
    Pretty much everyone is familiar with shopping online now. According to the latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, the sector grew by 14 per cent over the last 12 months, taking total spending to £104 billion. However, logistics isn’t limited to e-commerce. It’s generally agreed upon that there are nine key areas of logistics, including accounting, banking, information technology, insurance, legal services, real estate, travel, and website development. There’s an increasing demand for logistics companies who can reliably fulfill their client’s needs. Handling logistics for any…
  • On Improving Office Environment (And Making Work Easier)

    Thomas Oppong
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:02 am
    It would be fair to say that office jobs have advantages and drawbacks. On the plus side, it’s a chance to escape from the cold and sit in a so-called comfy environment. As a negative, staring at a computer screen for hours upon end can be one of the most excruciating things known to man by a Friday afternoon. We’re never going to be able to alleviate all of the drawbacks associated with typical office jobs, but there are ways to at least improve the environment for those of us who work in them. As the title suggests, we’re going..
  • On Measuring the Effectiveness of Online PR (Infographic)

    Thomas Oppong
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Anything that is measured can improve. How do you know if your online marketing campaigns are effective? What do you do to get the best results for your public relations efforts. Most businesses have limited resources to push their messages to the right audience. With limited resources, your best bet is a keen eye on your campaigns to know what works and can be improved for maximum impact. Measurement is an important keyword in every business that wants to improve. If you expect the very best return on your investment, your business should invest in resources and tools that make it..
  • These Are the Actionable Strategies Behind Product Hunt’s Explosive Growth

    Thomas Oppong
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    Product Hunt, is a daily leaderboard of new products. The app surfaces the best new products, every day. It began as an email list using Linkydink, a tool for creating collaborative daily email digests. Product Hunt is now the place to discover the “next big” startup mostly in tech. Every day, it curates a list of the top products and startups that you probably haven’t heard of yet. The founder, Ryan Hoover and his team have been pretty much everywhere. They are constantly sharing their experience and success story with the startup community. Over the last few months, the…
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    iphone game review | ipad game review | ios games

  • Rocket Cars (Illusion Labs) : New Fun Racing Game !

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:26 am
    84%Overall Score Reader Rating: (0 Votes)0%    Rocket Cars by Illusion Games is a new fun arcade racing game for your iphone and ipad. The feeling of the gameplay is nice, the races are quite entertaining, and the tracks are colorful and various. Like many other games of this type, you can grab on the […]
  • Swinging Stupendo : And you thought Flappy Bird was hard ?!!

    23 Jan 2015 | 11:14 pm
    90%Overall Score Reader Rating: (2 Votes)98%    Oh my god ! You are missing Flappy Bird ? You want to feel frustrated because this game is insanely hard but also super addictive ? You want to throw your ipad on the wall or from the window ? Swinging Stupendo from Bite Size Games is exactly […]
  • WWE Immortals (Warner Bros)

    21 Jan 2015 | 1:52 am
    87%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)82%    Get ready for some intense action and extreme 3 on 3 battles ! Last month Marvel gave us the amazing fighting game Marvel Contest of Champions, this month Warner Bros is bringing a new challenger with WWE Immortals ! Create a team of fighters with your 3 favorite […]
  • Space Marshals – Awesome top down shooter

    18 Jan 2015 | 2:57 am
    94%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)95%    Space Marshals by Pixelbite is a new 3D isometric tactical top-down shooter in 3 episodes (episode 1 is already out). You are Space Marshall Burton, hunting for dangerous fugitives after a disastrous prison break. The missions require a minimum of strategy and thinking if you want to complete […]
  • Hero Pop – Very Cute Match 3 Balloon Pop

    15 Jan 2015 | 7:16 am
    85%Overall Score Reader Rating: (1 Vote)90%    Hero Pop by Chillingo is a new match 3 game very fun, addictive and challenging. Some bad pirates have trapped your hero friends inside balloons! To help and rescue them, you need to launch balloons and match a minimum of 3 balloons with the same color so they […]
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  • How to Take Control of Your Hive of HDMIs

    Jennifer Tuohy
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    Christmas morning probably saw more than a few gift recipients searching fruitlessly for just one more HDMI port behind the television. High-Definition Multimedia Interface cables have quickly become the standard for connecting all audio/visual equipment to our televisions, but with everything from your cable box to your PlayStation to your BluRay player to that new streaming media device you found under the tree all vying for one of those precious ports, how do you deal with a lack of them? Or, if you’re one of the lucky ones who Santa brought a shiny new flat screen TV, how do you…
  • BYOD Policies: Why Healthcare Must Avoid Workarounds

    Alex Espenson
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Technology is transforming entire industries, including Healthcare. The shift from legacy Electronic Health Records to cloud-based EHR systems containing massive volumes of private patient information is one sweeping example of that change. Using big data analytics, healthcare providers can now leverage patient data on EHR systems for insights that can lead to improved standards of care and better outcomes. To facilitate the availability and effective use of patient information, many healthcare institutions are now implementing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. These policies essentially…
  • 7 Ways to Detect, Diagnose and Resolve Network Performance Issues and Outages

    Alex Espenson
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:02 am
    You have several options at your disposal when trying to detect, diagnose and resolve network problems. Listed below are the basic troubleshooting tips that you can go through to eliminate hours without Internet connectivity. However, the most serious of problems need to be solved by a network technician, but you can avoid technicians if you follow the steps listed below. 1. Restart Your Machine Many times your phone, tablet or computer will simply stop receiving its Internet signal. This is due to small errors inside the unit and by simply restarting your device, you can stop all these…
  • CES 2015 | A Look At Some of The Big Boys

    Alex Bae
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:55 am
    Hundreds of vendors fly to Las Vegas each year. Some skip out on one year and others are regulars. It is impossible to visit each and every booth in four days, but the biggest names cannot be missed. Everyone needs to know what they will roll out later in the year and what new technology will revolutionize the way we live. Here is a look back on some of the biggest booths at CES 2015. Sony Walking into the booth, you immediately sense Sony’s push on 4K technology. “The World’s Thinnest 4K TV” lines up the front booth, boasting in visual colors and 4K cameras are displayed on the walls…
  • We Were Promised Jetpacks! | The Future of Wearable Technology and Why We’re Disappointed

    Nick Rojas
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Remember the popular IBM commercial from back in 2000, where actor Avery Brooks acknowledges the pivotal year as the century turns and questions the availability and absence of flying cars, saying we were promised this futuristic invention, looking around the roadways and stating, “I don’t see any flying cars.” When it comes to the new tech trend of wearable devices, some are stating similar concerns, as many of them are fitness based, monitoring different bodily functions. But some of us, myself included, are crying foul, with the launch of many of these new items. We don’t want a…
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    Experts Galaxy

  • Winners of Bitdefender Christmas Giveaway

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

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

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

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

    Neeraj Rawat
    4 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    Microsoft is continuously following its trend to launch a new version of Windows after every 3 years. In the year 2007, they launched Windows 7 and then in the year 2012, they launched Windows 8. Now they are all set to launch Windows 10 in the year 2015. Recently they have launched Windows 10 Technical Preview Enterprise version so that users can test it. Microsoft has already ended the
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  • Plant Vs Zombies for PC

    Shivam Srivastava
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Plant Vs Zombies is a game developed with a unique concept. It does involve zombies but it is completely different form all those zombie shooter games, where you will be required to shoot everything out. It is not a hard core shooter game likes call of duty or counter strike, rather it is more of a board game. The game is known for its unknown game type and was awarded the Interactive achievement award. Plant Vs Zombies was launched in the market in 2009 by Pop cap, developed by Tower Defence Games. When launched for the iOS it received a positive response from the audience and topped the…
  • Modern Combat 5 for PC (Windows 7/8/8.1/XP)

    Shivam Srivastava
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Modern Combat 5 is a FPS (First Person Shooting) game, quite similar to call of duty and counter strike. The game is developed for Smartphone users and is available for all major mobile operating systems namely Android, iOS and Windows Mobile too. This is the fifth installment of the Modern Combat series; the whole series have been developed by Gameloft and published under the same developer. The game is well known for its stunning graphics and the gameplay. MC5 is perfected to pixels when talking about the graphics, although the controls are quite confusing and cumbersome to get a hold on.
  • Asphalt 8: Airborne For PC

    Shivam Srivastava
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:46 am
    Asphalt 8: Airborne is the all new racing game that has been in the buzz from a while. There have been some previously developed games in the same series such as Asphalt 7: Heat, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, etc. Asphalt 8 and the whole series is a Gameloft game and published by the same developer too. The game is all about unleashing high speed using the real cars, as the game is highly modelled taking into account the cars that exist in the real world. The game was released in 2013 for iOS and Android, although you can also have this game on your Windows operating system for smartphones and…
  • Badlands for PC (Windows 7/8/8.1/XP)

    Shivam Srivastava
    11 Jan 2015 | 9:21 pm
    Badlands is a game developed to be played on modern smart phones. Initially the game was released only for iOS, but later the Android users grew, and due to this, the Badlands was also made available on the Google play store. The game is quite descriptive by its name as it will allow you have an adventurous journey through a really hard place where you will see unknown creatures and the rough lands. The game was developed by Frogmind and launched for iOS in 2012. The same was made available for Android and Windows Phones in 2013. When launched, the game topped the charts of app store and…
  • Jetpack Joyride for PC – Free Download

    Shivam Srivastava
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Jetpack Joyride is an action packed endless runner game of a different kind. Different in a manner that it is a 2D game or just a side-scrolling gaming or a horizontal runner, whatever you choose to call it. The game appeared in the market in around 2011 for iOS users, and due to the much growing popularity of the game and the emerging market of Android, it was soon seen as a free game on the play store. You can now enjoy this spectacular game on Windows mobile and Blackberry devices too, although it is not officially declared for Windows OS. Read More: Bounce Seed for PC Gameplay and…
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    Legal Office Guru

  • 7 Ways To Screw Up A Table of Authorities

    Deborah Savadra
    2 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Microsoft Word's Table of Authorities feature isn't exactly known for its user-friendliness. Nobody's ever said the word "automagically" about it. And more than one enterprising software vendor has found a lucrative niche making an easier-to-use interface for TOAs. I've had to use this feature myself on several occasions recently, and I've rediscovered seven ways you can easily (and thoroughly) screw up a Table of Authorities. Do yourself a favor and click through to learn from my mistakes!
  • Reader Question: How to get footnote citations to show up in Table of Authorities

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

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

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

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

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:07 pm
    When it comes to the world of gaming, every sales record has been shattered by Call of Duty, the first person shooter franchise. Even though the game has been enjoying all the possible success anyone... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Weird Tech We Love and Hate at CES 2015

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:06 pm
    International Consumer Electronics Show of 2015 was held from 6th to 9th January in Las Vegas of USA. This grand event displayed the release a number of innovative devices, whose functions are really... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Galaxy Tab Price – The Tab Offer Full Value for its Price

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Samsung is no new name in the entire arena of mobile phones’ industry. With a complete set of phones in each series, Samsung seems to push itself ahead of others. Like its other series, Samsung... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Local Motors' 3D-printed car meets the Detroit Auto Show

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:50 pm
    Recently, Local Motors have showcased their 3D-Printed Car at the Auto Show. This is world’s first 3D-printed car and known as Strati, it is two-seater car, which is made up of plastic components and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Microsoft Slams Google for Revealing Windows 8.1 Bug

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:30 pm
    It has been just another example of a competitive business world when Google has revealed the bug involved in Windows 8.1 by Microsoft. Both giant companies Google and Windows got on the wrong sides... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Earn a high passive income online with Likedreviews

    25 Jan 2015 | 7:53 am
    Making serious money with Google Adsense and review writing is a big business. For some, it has become a full time job because the opportunity is so big. You may find that there are people who focus on reviewing what they love most, and others who write magazine reviews on just about anything. The range of topics is so wide: It includes cities, cars, men’s and women’s fashion, computers, iphones and tablets, software, insurance and just about anything you can possibly imagine. When writing for a community such as Likedreviews, the benefit is that you tap into their scale. Trying…
  • The Ultimate Google Adsense course for entrepreneurs

    30 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    LEARN HOW TO MAKE AT LEAST $10 000 PER MONTH through Google Adsense by becoming a specialist editor, community editor or trend writer. Learn proven shortcuts to distinction by avoiding all the traps that will waste your time and slow you down. Start your own online business within a popular community with NO CAPITAL required and without re-inventing the wheel. There is now a course on Udemy as well as a best selling book on Amazon which teaches entrepreneurs exactly how to be profitable with Adsense: (Click here to access the course) Adriaan Brits recently released this Adsense course,…

    Charlie Brown
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    We can all acknowledge that videos are a more popular and more powerful form of communication than words. Except for the literature enthusiast, most people would rather watch the movie than read the book. And even those who would read the book would rather watch the news than read a newspaper. Plus, what we see impacts us more than what we read because it seems much more real. That being said, blogs are still very popular and words are still necessary, even if it is only to accompany the video. There is a happy medium where the reader and the watcher can be found and that is in hosting or…
  • Free online courses, Universities in USA, Europe and Australia

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

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

  • iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 Specs Review: Camera,Battery,Screen,Size,Speed

    13 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Review Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 specifications and features comparison on design, build quality, size, display screen size, camera, processor speed, memory, storage and battery... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Specs Review

    8 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    It is important to review iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 4 specs comparison before choosing to buy one of the two. As it is now the era of smartphones, people are racing to have better and better... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • Google Glass 2.0 Release date, Price, Specs Review 2015

    6 Jan 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Although Google Glass has still not publicly launched as a finished consumer device, details of Google Glass 2.0 are emerging. Google Glass was the poster-child for the entire wearable tech... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • iPhone 6 vs Nexus 6 Specs Comparison: Camera, Size, Speed

    5 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    View Apple iPhone 6 vs Google Nexus 6 specs comparison of weight, size, design, display screen, camera, speed and battery life. For so long, the great battle of mobile phones is only dominated by... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
  • htc ONE M9 Prime Release Date, Specs, Price Rumors

    4 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    The htc ONE M8 has been regarded as ONE of the Best Smartphone of 2014. The rumors for the next edition htc ONE M9 Prime release date, specs, features and price has already started in full swing.... Please visit for more details and a lot more.
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    Semiconductor Research News - New Publications

  • Bluetooth Smart & Smart Ready Market - Global Forecast to 2020

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Bluetooth Smart also known as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) isbringing in a revolution in the entire mobile connectivity industry. The central idea behind these technologies is to allow all the existing Bluetooth devices to join the world of connectivity. BLE is a stellar in terms of power efficiency and an intelligent upgraded version of the classic Bluetooth technology. This report primarily deals with the global Bluetooth Low Energy market and the market trend over the next seven years.
  • Next Generation Memory Market - Global Forecast to 2013 - 2020

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The semiconductor memory manufacturing industry is expected to face significant challenges over the next six to eight years period as it would witness the evolution of these emerging next generation memory technologies. The divergence of the two requirements of increasing performance while lowering power has posed a huge challenge for the future memory system designers. The companies that are profiled in the report are SanDisk Corporation (U.S.), Toshiba Corporation (Japan), Intel Corporation (U.S.), Micron Technology, Inc. (U.S.), Adesto Technologies Corporation, Inc. (U.S.), Fujitsu Ltd.
  • Metal Oxide Varistors: World Markets, Technologies & Opportunities: 2015-2019

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    This market research report covers the global market for metal oxide varistors including multilayered chip varistors, varistor arrays, radial leaded disc varistors, strap varistors, block varistors, axial leaded varistors, molded chip varistors and ring varistors. Global market demand is shown in terms of value and volume based upon type (surface mount versus throughole); demand by end-use market segment in wireless handsets, automotive electronic subassemblies, industrial power electronics, line voltage equipment and lighting ballasts, and other consumer electronics markets.
  • Global EMS Providers Market in Aerospace and Defense

    20 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The study analyzes the opportunities that would open for the electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in the aerospace and defense industry. The trends that would shape the EMS providers market in this space have been discussed in detail, with a special focus on factors that are driving the market and an in-depth view on what is impeding market growth. A sector-level segmentation for aerospace and defense has been provided to track trends efficiently. A global view of the EMS providers market in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World, with an emphasis on Brazil, has…
  • Electrochromic Glass and Film Markets 2014-2021

    20 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Electrochromic (EC) glass is already being used in considerable quantities for smart mirrors by Gentex, but NanoMarkets believes that EC glass also has considerable opportunities going forward in the smart windows market. Indeed, of the half-dozen technologies that are currently being aimed at the emerging smart windows sector, it seems likely that EC glass will do the best in the marketplace. This report also considers the possibility that entirely new electrochromic materials may emerge for smart glass in the next decade.
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    TechnoBaboy Philippines

  • Xiaomi Mi3 will be available tomorrow, January 27, 12nn

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    Still pining for the Xiaomi Mi 3 you missed last flash sale? Don’t worry because those who missed out on the last Mi 3 sale will have a chance again tomorrow. Mi Philippines will be selling the device starting 12 noon, via, coinciding with the latter’s Chinese New Year Kick Off sale. Although the price hasn’t gone down since the Mi 3 debuted, it’s still a steal at PHP10,599. The last time the device was sold was on December 2014. It sold out in just 3 minutes. Xiaomi’s 10,400 mAh power banks will also be on sale tomorrow. For more information, you can…
  • PLDT HOME maintains home broadband leadership as it hits 1M DSL subscribers

    25 Jan 2015 | 3:03 pm
    I’m a PLDT Home DSL subsciber. Their service might not be perfect, but I’m a (mostly) satisfied customer. PLDT HOME maintains home broadband leadership as it hits 1M DSL subscribers Manila, Philippines – PLDT HOME DSL, which was recently deemed the strongest broadband brand for homes in the country by recent surveys, has reached the one-millionth-subscriber mark as of end-2014. According to PLDT EVP and Head of Home Business Ariel Fermin, the growth was driven by the company’s extensive facility roll-out and relentless efforts to provide compelling multimedia content.
  • Cherry Mobile Fuze S has an octa-core processor and a giant 4000 mAh battery

    24 Jan 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Cherry Angel has once again unofficially outed another Cherry Mobile phone. This time, its the octa-core touting Cherry Mobile Fuze S. An upgrade from last year’s Fuse, this one has improved specs, and a cheaper price when it was released. The Fuze S touts a 1.4 GHz octa-core processor, 1GB of RAM and a Mali 450 GPU. The display is of the FWVGA IPS (854 x 480 resolution) variety and measures in at 5 inches. Storage has been upgraded to 8GB (as is common in local phones nowadays) and it’s expandable via microSD up to 32GB. The main camera features an 8 MP sensor, while a VGA…
  • Lenovo S856 Review: Fast, Responsive 5.5 inch midranger

    22 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Lenovo has established itself as one of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers when it completed its acquisition of Motorola. Undoubtedly, the brand has become a force in the mobile industry. Recently, Lenovo Mobile PH lent us one of their latest midrange phones for review. Naturally, we were excited and put the Lenovo S856 through its paces. Review up next. Lenovo S856 Key Specs: 5.5 inch HD IPS display (1280 x 720; 267ppi); 10 point multitouch 1.2 GHz quad core Cortex A7 Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 CPU Adreno 305 GPU 1GB of RAM 8GB storage (+microSD up to 32GB) 8MP main camera…
  • Lenovo Predicts Top Six Device Trends for 2015

    22 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Lenovo Predicts Top Six Device Trends for 2015 MANILA, Philippines – January 2015: The 2015 digital world will continue to be driven by the “Choose Your Own Device” (CYOD) phenomenon, mobility features like wireless charging, and high-performing operating systems for tablets, according to Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), the #1 global PC maker and recently #1 in the PC+Tablets category. Lenovo also expects further growth in different form factors as innovative features and reliability figure into consumers’ purchase decisions. “2014 saw the rise of affordable multi-mode products…
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  • 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
  • Review of Google Nexus 5 from LG

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:40 am
    The Google Nexus 5 smartphone from LG might be a year old, but it is still a great phone. The phone delivers great power and value for your money. That is exactly why I bought this phone to replace my old Samsung Galaxy S3. My old Samsung phone, was no longer able to charge the battery, so I needed
  • 5 Great Christmas Gifts for Tech Fans in 2014

    10 Dec 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Soon it will be Christmas again and just like last year, I will help you out with some ideas for great tech gift to put under the tree this year. As always, there is a lot of great new gadgets and electronic that could make the perfect gift for every guy and girl with interest in technology. Here
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  • Is Mobile SEO on Your To-Do List? Here’s Why It Needs to Be

    Andre Sólo
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:15 am
    We all know what a big difference SEO makes in visibility, traffic and ultimately conversions. For many companies, SEO has become even more important than online advertising. But does your SEO strategy target users on mobile devices, or is it stuck in the desktop past? Of course, not all users are on mobile, and those who are have many ways to find you besides just search. We’ve been hearing for years how mobile is the next big thing, but many businesses have told themselves it’s only a small portion of traffic or that mobile is all about apps, not search. It looks like that…
  • Should Europe Regulate American Search Results?

    Andre Sólo
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Google has drawn a line in the sand with the EU, at least for the time being. Last year European Union courts established a “right to be forgotten,” effectively bolstering their citizens’ privacy rights. Under that policy, citizens and residents of 32 European countries can request to have inaccurate or inappropriate information about them removed from search results. Google created a system for requesting removals and it seemed to be working fine. But now European regulators want to go a step further—a step all the way across the pond. Google has been removing pages…
  • How to Optimize for Different Branches of a Chain

    Andre Sólo
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:49 am
    Rachel Lindteigen recently penned a great piece on how to manage SEO for different local branches of a franchise. This presents a real problem for SEO because there are often individual websites, or pages on a single domain, for each location. They all represent the same brand and try to rank for the same keywords—often in very nearby geographic areas. We’ve found that different locations of any chain business can have similar problems, even if they’re not actually franchised. So how do you get them all to rank without cannibalizing each other? Rachel offers a few…
  • Now You Can Get Google to Show Your Social Media Accounts

    Andre Sólo
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:05 am
    As several media outlets have reported, Google just made a seemingly small but very significant change to how companies show up in its search results. When you search for a brand by name, the “knowledge graph” beside the results will now display the company’s social media accounts, making it easy to click through to any of them. (This isn’t automatic for all businesses, however; we’ll tell you how to get yours included below.) This is quite a change for Google. Previously the search engine only showed a link to a brand’s G+ page, which made a certain kind…
  • No More Shared Ads: Good or Bad?

    Andre Sólo
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:15 am
    If you’re a regular user of Google AdWords, chances are good that you have plenty of ads you use on an ongoing basis—both as-is and as templates for new campaigns, split tests or special promotions. And if you do a lot of that kind of templating then you’ve probably been saving them in AdWords’ Shared Library. But that option is going away. Google made the announcement just a few days ago, and set the deadline for killing Shared Ads as February 11. That gives users just a few scant weeks to figure out how they’re managing their campaigns going forward. Understandably, the…
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  • Unicode chars are now colored in latest Firefox on Windows 8.1

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

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

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

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

    3 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    My website was needing a fresh new look, and what better chance to learn a new approach than this? You may ask why would you want to move from WordPress to Jekyll when everything works just fine? That's a good question and I think the short answer is to learn.
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  • Apple Has Revealed Another Mural For A New Store In China (APPL)

    Joshua Barrie
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:09 am
    Apple has commissioned another colorful mural in China. It's for a new retail outlet in Chongquing, set to open at the end of January, 9to5mac reports.  The artwork covers a cylindrical entrance to the new store. It was designed by China-based painter Yangyang Pan and US photographer Navid Baraty, who collaborated on the piece. Apple has released a video of the mural charting the process of its creation and the finished building in all its splendor.  And Baraty tweeted about the project. Apple flew me to China to collaborate with another artist and create work for a new store. They made a…
  • The 10 Best Tech Careers In 2015

    Julie Bort
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Job hunting site Glassdoor just released a list of 25 best jobs for 2015, according to information shared by employees who have these careers. And 10 of them are  tech jobs. It looked at three things to come up with an overall "Job Score": Average annual salary, opportunities for advancement, and the number of open job listings. It then ranked these careers by that Job Score.No. 10: Sales Engineer: $91,318 Career Score: 4.2Number of Current Job Openings: 6,007Average Base Salary: $91,318Career Opportunities Rating: 3.2 A sales engineer is a job at a technology company. This is…
  • 10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today (MSFT, AAPL, FB, GOOG, AMZN, IBM)

    James Cook
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:49 am
    Good morning! It's a cloudy start in London today. Here's the tech news you need to know. 1. Microsoft had its earnings call last night. Revenue was up 8% from last year, but stock dropped 4% in after-hours trading. 2. It's Apple's earnings call today. Analysts are expecting revenue to be up 17% on last year. 3. A British phone carrier may have accidentally revealed the name of the new Samsung phone. "Galaxy S Edge" was found on a website. 4. Facebook, Instagram and Tinder were all down for around 40 minutes this morning. Facebook has denied that it was hacked. 5. WikiLeaks has hit out at…
  • Kim Kardashian West Mocks Her Vanity In T-Mobile’s Tongue-In-Cheek Super Bowl Ad

    Lara O'Reilly
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:03 am
    Kim Kardashian West is the star of T-Mobile’s Super Bowl ad, which the brand released online Monday ahead of the big game this weekend. The 30-second spot sees Kim “Kardashian West, Famous Person” take on a PSA-style of delivery to explain how each month millions of gigs of data are “tragically” taken back from consumers by wireless companies. Data, Kardashian West explains, that consumers paid for that could have been used to see her makeup, outfits and vacations. And, yes, there’s a few shots of her (clothed) derriere. T-Mobile, on the other hand, has a “Data Stash” offer,…
  • Facebook And Instagram Are Back After A Brief Outage

    Pamela Engel
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:52 pm
    Facebook and Instagram are back after a brief outage. The social media services' websites and and mobile apps went down at about 1:10 a.m. ET, according to The Next Web. The Lizard Squad hacking group claimed responsibility for the outages, but this has not yet been confirmed. Facebook and Instagram deny that the outage was caused by a hack. Users were also experiencing problems with Tinder, AIM, and Hipchat, according to Engadget and reports on Twitter (which was operating fine throughout the other outages). The Associated Press reports that the outage is affected…
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  • 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…
  • Streamyx forced ads (

    Keith Rozario
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:31 am
    A couple of days back, I was at my in-laws doing some browsing on their PC. Now my in-laws have a Windows XP laptop, that isn’t secured, which is fine because as far as I can tell, I’m the only one that uses it. Most of them now go to their phones or tablets for internet access–nobody uses PCs anymore!! But I noticed something strange. I wasn’t able to access Amazon, which was where I was browsing for some Christmas shopping (but not logging in of course). Somehow every time I typed on the browser, it would re-direct me to a Lazada advert. Now this looks…
  • Malaysian Government Hacked Environmental website?

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

    Keith Rozario
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Recently I received a phishing email from telling me that Maybank had installed new security features and that I need to validate my details on the Maybank2u web portal. The email was marked as SPAM by Gmail, and trying to visit the site further sparked more warnings from Firefox AND my anti-virus. But I was curious as to what the link would entail, in much the same way I was curious about the RHB phishing emails I received some months back. Hopefully this post gives you an indication of just how sophisticated these attacks are, and manages to educate you on the one true way…
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  • 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…
  • electronica 2014: Flexible software licensing demonstrated live

    6 Nov 2014 | 12:49 am
    This press release is available only in German language.
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  • Bring home a Snapdragon with Walton Primo Z

    Alavi Wahid
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    Bring home a Snapdragon with Walton Primo Z via - Walton has an incredible smartphone catalogue, boasting devices for almost every price point or need. The Walton Primo Z is one noteworthy addition to their lineup. Though upon first impression, it may seem similar to some other devices due to its specifications, the Primo Z brings something extra to the table with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, something rarely found in the $300 price range where generally MediaTek processors are utilised. The Primo Z features an aluminium body, again another rare characteristic for the price. If the…
  • Asia’s largest Apple Store in China: The West Lake Apple Store

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:36 am
    Asia’s largest Apple Store in China: The West Lake Apple Store via - With much festivities and as promised, Apple has opened one of its largest retail outlet in Asia. The West Lake Apple Store is located in Hangzhou, China is one of the five outlets (second in line) to be launched in China before February 19th, the Chinese New Year. The first of the five outlets were opened earlier this month at Zhengzhou, Central China. The West Lake Apple Store is offering a Genius Bar, floor space of workshops and One to One personal training. According to Apple Insider, lectures are scheduled to…
  • Asus may surprise us with a 5-inch ZenFone 2

    24 Jan 2015 | 11:18 am
    Asus may surprise us with a 5-inch ZenFone 2 via - In the Consumer Electronics Show 2015, Asus have unveiled their 5.5 inch ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Zoom. But according to a Taiwanese website Sogi, along with the original 5.5 inch ZenFone 2, a 5 inch will follow (in March) but the same doesn’t go for the ZenFone Zoom. Regarding the specs of the 5 inch ZenFone2, it could not be confirmed whether the specifications of the younger one will be the same or not but rumors suggests a reduced RAM from the original 4GB. Other than specs, both the devices will feature 5-inch full HD display,…
  • Google Street View: Bangladesh in Google’s lens

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    Google Street View: Bangladesh in Google’s lens via - Google Street View project of Bangladesh was inaugurated back in November, 2012. With the help of Team Google, a volunteer group Mapping Bangladesh also known as Citizen Cartographers and a weird looking ‘robotic’ SUV fitted with a football like camera made it possible to enjoy the beauty of Bangladesh through the lens of Google. For those who are wondering what is Google Street View, well, it is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the…
  • Microsoft Hit A Home Run With Windows 10!

    Alavi Wahid
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
    Microsoft Hit A Home Run With Windows 10! via - For a good amount of time now, Microsoft has been looked upon as the company that just provides essential software for desktops and runs a still developing mobile Of but after their Windows 10 event earlier today, things have significantly changed. The Microsoft we saw was different than the company we knew in 2014, after a long time the technology giant showed off things that made us go “WOW!”. Microsoft’s complete outlook has changed, some may call this the Microsoft of Satya Nadella, the highly anticipated changeover from…
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  • Multiple User Client Portal Login Feature

    21 Jan 2015 | 11:10 am
    We are always looking for opportunities to set us apart from other hosting companies. We take our client suggestions seriously and strive to ensure the best possible hosting experience. Over the past few years, we have asked for feedback on how to improve our Client Portal from our development partners and clients. One of the […]
  • Breadcrumbs Are Great For WordPress SEO And UX

    14 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Back in the dark days of the web, not much thought was given to user experience. Web sites were conceived of as traditional pages with links between them and navigation was often obscure and confused. Times have changed: a great deal of thought goes into information architecture and user experience. That effort is driven primarily […]
  • Four Resources For Nascent WordPress Ninja

    7 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    In spite of the diversification of the CMS space over the last couple of years, the enormous popularity of WordPress shows no sign of waning. It’s that popularity that makes WordPress a safe bet for anyone wanting to launch a career in web development. If you have the development chops, you can’t go far wrong […]
  • Roundup of December’s Best ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Magento Content

    31 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Since our pre-Thanksgiving roundup, we’re sure you’ve all been snowed under by Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and getting ready for the remaining holiday shopping push. In the interim, we’ve had the pleasure of attending Magento Live Australia, an event we were honored to have the opportunity to speak at (slides of which we have shared […]
  • Typography Matters: Five Excellent Online Typography Resources

    24 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    The task of typography is two-fold: readability and character. A web page is a machine for transferring information to a reader; if it has poor readability, it can’t function properly. But as many designers will tell you, function isn’t everything. Form matters: it provides character and personality. Typography is a major contributor to the impression […]
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    Hardware BBQ

  • Nvidia says GTX 970 works the ways its designed to work

    The Sorcerer
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Share This: Thanks to GTX 960, a lot of people see more value and long term in investing in GTX 970 in comparison with certain GTX 960. But the stifled performance due to a bug (or ‘bug’- depending on how you would see it) is beginning to make people think twice. Complaints kept adding up to a point where reviewers (the real ones) and users started highlighting the issue. Like boiling water, this triggered large community discussions in known PC tech forums and Reddit. Like any large discussions, there were those with sane explanation, seemingly far-fetched stories that would put…
  • Nvidia GTX 970 haunted with memory allocation issue, affecting in-game performance

    The Sorcerer
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:22 am
    Share This: Nvidia GTX 970 have made a good impression on gamers who want a more balanced GPU- price and performance wise. However, it’s been found recently that despite with a 4GB VRAM, a major amount of video memory is not utilized at all. Various reports have been documented in various tech forums and even Reddit where Nvidia GTX 970 are not very happy. The Tech Report did a detailed analysis despite finishing up with the review as they were ‘under the gun’. While on specs GTX 970 should be awfully closer with GTX 980 in terms of performance, the memory is seriously…
  • eSports Interactive Entertainment hosting Gamers Connect with MSI, Nvidia, GALAX and TAG.

    The Sorcerer
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:48 pm
    Share This: eSports Interactive Entertainment partnered few of well-known brands are going to have a gamers’ gathering meet called “Gamers Connect” on January 25th, 2015. This will be held at ESC Gaming Cafe, Bangalore. According to the owner of the entertainment group Karthik Rao (YES! Same dude who covered this event!), primary purpose is to educate buyers to make the right choice of hardware when going the PC DIY way. At the same time they would be showing off latest stuff from the sponsors of the event. In this case, its MSI (gaming notebooks), Nvidia, GALAX (Yes, we…
  • Gigabyte F2A88X-UP4 Rev 3.0 Motherboard Review

    The Sorcerer
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Share This: Before we get into the motherboard, I feel it’s important to help you guys to differentiate AMD’s chipsets. Gigabyte F2A88X-UP4 was used to test the AMD A10 7800 APU, so I spent a good amount of time with this. They are as follows, continuing from FM1 socket: A55 A75 A78 A85X A88X Socket FM1/FM2/FM2+ FM1/FM2 FM2+ FM2 FM2+ PCI-e 2.0 3.0 Lanes 1 x16 1 x16/ 2 x8 1 x16 1 x16/2 x8 1 x16/2 x8 SATA 6x SATA II 6x SATA III 6x SATA III 8x SATA III 8x SATA III USB 14x USB2.0 2x USB1.1 4x USB3.0 10x USB2.0 2x USB1.1 4x USB3.0 10x USB2.0 2x USB1.1 4x USB3.0 10x USB2.0 2x USB1.1 4x…
  • Nvidia GM200 pics surface through the cracks on the walls

    The Sorcerer
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Share This: China seems to be a place where leaks are high and NDA doesn’t matter. It’s been happening for a while. Some people don’t like, some people do. Oh well, to each of their own! A source from China posted pictures of an unknown graphic card model with Nvidia GM200. It is assumed that GPUs powered with GM200 core would be the ‘most powerful’ and largest GPU ever to be made. What’s unclear is that whether the GPU core would be used in GeForce Lineup or available as a Quadro solution. The card seems to be using 24 chips of Hynix H5GQ4H24MFR-R2C GDDR5…
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    The Four-eyed Journal

  • 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…
  • Sabado by The Eraserheads

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

  • Reducing Costs & Staying Cutting Edge: 2 Major Benefits of Print Management Services

    Brittany Grange
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    Owning and operating your own business can be a source of tremendous pride, but it is also not without extreme challenges. Most people who open their own business do so because they have a talent and a passion for a particular field, and that talent and passion often does not include management expertise. Managing your company’s technology is a particular challenge, and print services can be a difficult subset of that challenge. Below, you’ll find a guide to some of the benefits of using print management services to oversee your company’s document needs. These…
  • Taking The Green Movement To Another Level: Toner For Your Business Printer

    Brittany Grange
    6 Jan 2015 | 5:28 am
    Purchasing copiers for your business includes finding a good price on toner cartridges. If you have joined the “green” movement, you also want to make sure that the printers and the cartridges are in line with your ideals. You could purchase brand-new printers and copiers, but opting for refurbished machines not only gets you a better deal, but also removes expensive e-waste from an e-waste depository. Additionally, there are couple of ways you can go green with toner cartridges: Buying Toner Made of Plant Derivatives Most toner comes from carbon, which is little more than charred…
  • VoIP Services: Their Types, Packages, And Benefits

    Brittany Grange
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    Technology has come a long way especially when it comes to communication. Unlike decades ago, today one can easily communicate with people from wherever in the world in real time. VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) makes use of Internet connection to place calls using landline and mobile phones as well as other devices like computers. Unlike traditional telephone services that use cables and analog signals to transmit calls, VoIP transmits using digital signals and only requires Internet connection. Types of VoIP services Peer to peer, which mostly make use of the Internet only. VoIP in: one…
  • Why You Should Keep Your Cable TV Service

    Brittany Grange
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:21 am
    If you pay attention to the news, you might have heard about the trend of “cord cutting.” Some people are deciding to get rid of their cable TV package and are instead choosing to get their content from online video streaming services. But the truth is while that sounds good in theory, there are still a number of great benefits of having a cable TV package that you will be giving up if you decide to look elsewhere for your content. Here are 3 reasons why you might want to continue using your cable TV subscription. Stay in the Conversation with Your Friends and Co-Workers Some…
  • Common Questions And Concerns About Using MVoIP

    Brittany Grange
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    With cellular phones being a main staple in the lives of most consumers, it is easy to see why there are so many who are curious to find out more about using MVoIP. If you have the right kind of service, access to Internet, and an updated phone, chances are you can use the Internet to make phone calls to other people also online. Even though MvoIP is a basic form of online communication, it seems complicated by technical jargon that many consumers just do not understand. Here are a few of the most common questions and concerns about using MVoIP on your mobile phone: Can MVoIP be used to make…
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  • Um outro dia-a-dia.

    Pathroc S/A.
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:37 pm
    [CIDADE] [DIGITAL II] Olá a todos. Continuo pensando sobre Cidade Digital e seus desdobramentos; vamos lá! Refletir sobre Cidade Digital e novos arranjos formatados a partir dessa perspectiva é muito instigante. Já que resultados desses cenários articula com a nossa realidade a realidade do dia a dia, nesse nosso viver diário sob uma camada cada vez mais digital, norteia nossas ações e
  • Um outro dia-a-dia.

    Pathroc S/A.
    3 Aug 2014 | 9:18 pm
    [CIDADE] [DIGITAL] Olá a todos. Segue então um rascunho do que tenho levado para pensar no meu dia-a-dia; vamos lá! Torna-se interessantíssimo e instigante refletirmos sobre o nosso estilo de vida sobre uma camada mais digital, até que num dado momento não teremos mais a percepção do que esta ou não conectado, pois tudo ou quase tudo, principalmente para com as tarefas rotineiras do
  • Eu falo e pago

    Pathroc S/A.
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:16 pm
    [NFC] Olá a todos, demorou um pouco mas aqui estamos. Contínuo buscando, refletindo e indagando sobre muitas coisas.  E uma de muitas coisas é o NFC algo interessante  para pensar, rsss Segue então um rascunho do que tenho levado para pensar no meu dia-a-dia; vamos lá! É indiscutível hoje o impacto das novas tecnologias no nosso dia-a-dia, inserindo-nos querendo ou não a novos contextos
  • Nós! conectados. Querendo ou não.

    Pathroc S/A.
    14 Aug 2013 | 3:14 am
    [WEARABLE] Olá a todos, demorou um pouco mas aqui estamos. Contínuo buscando, refletindo e indagando sobre muitas coisas.  E "coisas" tornou-se uma coisa interessante para pensar, rsss As Novas Tecnologias, são contextos norteantes uma interface de idéias para novos arranjos, seja, em: Negócios, Meios publicitários, Ilhas de Fomento, Desenvolvimento de startups e muitos outros cenários
  • Eu e Você usamos e nem percebemos

    Pathroc S/A.
    16 May 2013 | 5:52 pm
    [BYOC] Atualmente estou construindo algumas obervações para um novo trabalho, um processo de discussão, sobre Cloud Computing. Um conteúdo onde instigaremos as discussões sobre as mudanças organizacionais advindas pelo uso intenso de tecnologia(consumerização), onde os devices são uns dos agentes dessa mudança, ou seja,  um dos principais fomentadores desse cenário irreversível de mudanças,
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina business and technology news

  • CCME Board of Directors Elects New Chairman

    David Menzies
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:42 pm
    CARY, N.C. -- The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME) Board of Directors elected John B. Smith, MD, as its new chairman at their most recent board meeting. “CCME is extremely lucky to have a highly respected and experienced individual leading our board,” said CCME President and Chief Executive Officer Joy Hogan Rozman. “Dr. Smith brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will be invaluable as CCME expands opportunities and continues to improve the quality of health care for individuals, organizations, and regions.”NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public…
  • Wake Living Magazine Announces 3rd Annual Readers Choice Awards

    David Menzies
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Stuart Weiss, president and publisher of Wake Living magazine in Raleigh, has announced the magazine’s third annual Readers Choice Awards. The awards submission process, which already is under way, allows Wake County residents to vote for their favorite restaurants, day spas, fitness centers, family physicians, event facilities, shoe stores, day care centers, private schools, insurance companies by visiting the magazine’s website ( is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research Triangle-based…
  • Over 300 Customers Chose Ansible IT Automation in 2014

    David Menzies
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    DURHAM, N.C. -- Ansible, Inc., the leading provider of simple, agentless orchestration and configuration management tools to IT and DevOps organizations, finished its first full year of sales with over 300 customers. Fueled by an exploding open source community and best-in-class simplicity, Ansible has been adopted at leading companies across all verticals, including several in the Fortune 100.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (, a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media relations services to help clients achieve…
  • Spectrum Velocity Adds Senior RF Engineer Mark Fehlig, PE

    David Menzies
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:37 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Spectrum Velocity, a subsidiary of  Icon Media Holdings, Inc (OTC: ICNM)  and a  Raleigh NC- based national technical solutions provider for the wireless, in-building wireless, DAS, small cell, and broadcast sectors announces the appointment Mark Fehlig, PE, as Senior RF Engineer. Mark is an industry veteran, who held senior engineering management positions with Georgia Public Broadcast, where he spearheaded their digital conversations, and Scientific-Atlanta.  He has also held senior positions with the Harris Corporation—an international broadcast…
  • GCFLearnFree Adds Excel Formulas Online Class

    David Menzies
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:34 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- GCFLearnFree, an online-based educational organization, has added a free Excel Formulas class to its roster. The organization’s online class program covers topics in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Access, Word, and PowerPoint for 2010 and 2013 versions. The new class is designed for Excel users who are familiar with the program but who want to improve their knowledge of writing – and better understanding – formulas. It features real-world situations and problems learners can solve to better prepare them for using these formulas at work and in real life.NCTechNews is…
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  • Nuevos renders del iPad Pro y el MacBook Air de 12″ uno al lado del otro

    Domadis Cabrera
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    El Apple Watch podría ser el producto más esperado de Cupertino, aunque en mi caso, los dos lanzamientos que más espero este año son el MacBook Air de 12 pulgadas y el iPad Pro con su pantalla de 12 pulgadas. Sin embargo, aparte de unas pocas imágenes filtradas, todavía no hemos visto ninguno de estos dispositivos. Por suerte, el diseñador conceptual Martin Hajek está ya acostumbrado a convertir los rumores de próximos productos de Apple en hermosos renders en 3D, y lo ha hecho de nuevo con el iPad Pro y el MacBook Air de 12 pulgadas. Por un lado, tienes el MacBook Air de 12…
  • Prueba de volumen: ¿Quieres saber cuál es el iPhone más ruidoso de todos?

    Domadis Cabrera
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Si has tenido más de un modelo del iPhone, entonces te habrás dado cuenta de que el volumen del altavoz difiere de un modelo a otro. Hace un par de años publicamos un vídeo en el que se comparaba el volumen del altavoz de todos los iPhones existentes hasta esa fecha, o sea, desde el iPhone 2G (primer iPhone) hasta el iPhone 5. Pues bien, con el tiempo hemos recibido muchas peticiones de usuarios pidiéndonos que actualicemos el video para añadir los nuevos dispositivos de Apple, y hoy hemos decidido mostrarle al mundo cuál de los diez modelos de iPhone es el que mayor volumen ofrece a…
  • El iPhone sigue siendo el rey de Estados Unidos

    Domadis Cabrera
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Como de costumbre, Apple disfrutó de ventas históricas durante la pasada temporada navideña, y aunque la compañía no revelará sus resultados oficiales hasta el 27 de enero, si nos basamos en el último informe de activación de teléfonos inteligentes de Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, está claro que Apple dominó la temporada de compras navideñas, al quedarse con un 50% de todos los teléfonos inteligentes activados durante el último trimestre del 2014. Dicho esto, es más que probable que Tim Cook anuncie otro trimestre con ventas récord, sobre todo, si tenemos en cuenta…
  • MacID te permite desbloquear tu Mac a través del Touch ID de tu iPhone

    Domadis Cabrera
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    Desde el primer momento en que empezamos a usar el sensor Touch ID en nuestros iPhones, el hecho de tener que escribir una contraseña para iniciar sesión en nuestros Macs empezó a ser una actividad aburrida y anticuada. Creo que no pasará mucho tiempo para que Apple empiece a instalar sensores Touch ID en los Mac, pero si no quieres esperar hasta que eso suceda, o si simplemente no quieres pagar más dinero por un nuevo Mac, entonces te alegrará saber que hay una aplicación para eso. MacID es una aplicación de 4 dólares, que te permite usar el sensor Touch ID de tu iPhone para…
  • Vessel, el nuevo servicio que quiere competir con YouTube

    Domadis Cabrera
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
    El mes pasado, el ex CEO de Hulu, Jason Kilar presentó su nuevo proyecto, un servicio de suscripción de video llamado Vessel. Y hoy, tu puedes registrarte para recibir una prueba gratuita de 30 días del servicio, tras lo cual tendrás que decidir si quiere dar el siguiente paso y pagar 2.99 dólares al mes para obtener acceso a los nuevos vídeos antes que el resto de los mortales. Vessel espera que los espectadores que están enganchados a los vídeos de YouTube de sus estrellas favoritas y de otras personalidades de internet pagarán para poder ver los nuevos videos primero que el resto…
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  • littleBits Smart Home Kit Review: Internet of Things for DIYers

    Shawn Knight
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Retrofitting an existing home with so-called "Internet of Things" gadgets isn’t cheap, but with the right tools you can hack cloud functionality into your dumb appliances. littleBits is an ever-growing library of small electronic modules that easily connect together. Created by Ayah Bdeir, it started as a tool to help designers incorporate electronics...
  • HP inches closer to split, CEO Whitman will lead Enterprise, Dion Weisler to become head of PC

    Shawn Knight
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Breaking up is hard to do but according to current HP CEO Meg Whitman, it’s the right thing to do. HP announced plans to split into two companies last October, with HP Inc. focusing on the consumer PC and printing divisions and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise handling corporate computing and networking duties. ...
  • Gearbox to launch 'Homeworld Remastered Collection' next month

    Shawn Knight
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    HD remakes of the classic real-time strategy games Homeworld and Homeworld 2 are set to arrive next month as part of a bundle from Gearbox Software known as the Homeworld Remastered Collection.
  • T-Mobile resurrects subsidies with Score, a smartphone discount program

    Shawn Knight
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    T-Mobile, the disruptive wireless carrier that famously did away with subsidies, is now bringing them back… sort of. On Monday, T-Mobile unveiled a new program called Score that promises members will never pay full price for a phone again. Here’s how it works.
  • Oculus VR is getting into the movie-making industry

    Shawn Knight
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Oculus VR is getting into the movie-making industry. The Facebook-owned company has created an in-house division called Oculus Story Studio tasked with researching and creating virtual reality movies. Its first film, a short called Lost, is debuting this week at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
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  • 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…
  • Revenge of the Bacteria

    Jason Ridge
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    Dear EarthTalk: How is it that antibiotics are being “overused,” as I’ve read, and what are the potential consequences? – Mitchell Chase, Hartford, CTThe development and widespread adoption of so-called “antibiotics”—drugs that kill bacteria and thereby reduce infection—has helped billions of people live longer, healthier lives. But all this tinkering with nature hasn’t come without a cost. The more we rely on antibiotics, the more bacteria develop resistance to them, which makes treating infections that much more challenging.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease…
  • Watch Bill Gates Drink Water From Human Waste

    7 Jan 2015 | 10:31 am
    We know that Bill Gates made a lot of money from Microsoft and since he left the company, he’s been very busy spending it.One of the latest projects he’s funding is the Omniprocessor, which turns human waste intorenewable energy and drinkable water. How drinkable? Gates demonstrated by drinking a glassful himself.“I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyer belt and drop into a large bin,” said Gates. “They made their way through the machine, getting boiled and treated. A few minutes later I took a long taste of the end result: a glass of delicious drinking water. The occasion…
  • Wind Turbine Trees Generate Renewable Energy for Urban Settings

    6 Jan 2015 | 2:59 pm
    You’ve most likely heard one of the arguments leveled at wind power: turbines are ugly. And while you might not agree, it’s true that the tall turbines that are increasingly appearing all over the landscape stand out among their surroundings. Power-generating “wind trees” are designed to blend into both urban and rural environments. Photo credit: New WindFrench entrepreneur Jérôme Michaud-Larivière decided to do something about that. His company New Wind has created the “Arbre à Vent” or “wind tree,” to tackle the issue of what they refer to as “an environment marred by…
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    Techline Info

  • 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 […]
  • Tech For the Guys in Hardhats

    28 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    Technology wears many hats. It is a central part of everything we do. It is the ubiquitous fabric of modern society. It is no longer just for nerds and geeks. It powers every kind of human endeavour including law enforcement, crime solving, medicine and healthcare, entertainment, even religion. Nothing is left untouched by technology. One […]
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  • Facebook Goes Down for an Hour, As Drone Crashes into White House [Tech News Digest]

    Dave Parrack
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Facebook suffers outage, drone crashes into White House, Microsoft announces financials, Nest replaces Dropcams, Funny or Die thinks weather is funny, and the BMW ad celebrating ignorance. Facebook was Down, Albeit Briefly Things to do when Facebook is down: 1. Tweet that Facebook is down. #facebookdown — Jonathan Gebauer (@jogebauer) January 27, 2015 Facebook suffered an outage of around 40 minutes on Monday night (Jan 26), and the Internet immediately lost its head. Instagram, Tinder, Hipchat, Pinterest and others all seemed to be suffering similar fates at around the same time. Lizard…
  • 5 Websites to Listen to the Radio

    Mark O'Neill
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:30 pm
    To anyone born after the Internet went mainstream, I would like to introduce to you an amazing invention that we PreNets (Pre-Internets — what I call anyone born before the Internet age) used when listening to music or the news. It is an amazing device but it had its limitations though. You couldn’t decide the music — it decided for you. And the radio decided what news was the most important. Yes, I know. Medieval concepts. But the radio stations have thrived online, there are portable radio apps, radio smartphone apps, and there are sites which bring you radio from...Read…
  • Is There a Best Time of Day to Be Creative?

    Dave LeClair
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Creativity while writing is a fleeting thing. Sometimes, your mind is just firing on all cylinders, and it feels like you can do no wrong. Other times, it feels like you have a million things to do and you just can’t get the words flowing. When faced with a deadline, this can be a terrifying situation. Is there anything you can do? As it turns out, there are certain points throughout the day when creativity flows better, and there’s actually some science behind it, as this infographic shows. Check it out, and see if following this schedule helps you be...Read the full article: Is…
  • 8 Eye-Popping Ultra HD Videos To Watch On Your New 4K TV [Stuff to Watch]

    Tim Brookes
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Wander down to your local electronics boutique and you’re sure to find a selection of commanding 4K TVs, just begging to take over your living room. If TV doesn’t cut it, a new breed of computer monitor, newer iMacs and even virtual reality headsets are all going 4K – but there’s just one problem. Content is sparse. The latest games consoles only output a 1080p image, and you’ll need to spend serious money on a couple of high-end graphics cards if you’re hoping to enjoy the upcoming GTA V in 4K. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing in 4K to…
  • 10 Things You Need to Know About Yik Yak

    Justin Pot
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Even if you’ve never heard of Yik Yak, you probably know someone who uses it. The app, which lets anyone post anonymous messages visible only to others nearby, has a massive following in university towns – enough to be valued between $300 to $400 million by investors, despite not being monetized right now. Meanwhile, college administrations across American have tried to ban the app without much success (though it is completely blocked at middle and high schools). You might have heard all this and more, but what does Yik Yak actually do? The best way to find out is to install…
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    Cara Menurunkan Berat Badan | Tips Diet Sehat

  • Bernapas untuk menurunkan berat badan

    Helmi jaya
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    Berat hilang dengan membuang karbon dioksida. Melalui beberapa perhitungan biokimia, peneliti menemukan bahwa paru-paru adalah organ ekskresi utama untuk menurunkan berat badanIni adalah pengetahuan umum bahwa cara terbaik untuk menurunkan berat badan adalah melalui diet kuno dan olahraga. Tapi, yang benar-benar tahu mekanisme fisiologis yang sebenarnya tentang bagaimana berat badan hilang? Tidak banyak, ternyata.Menurut, para peneliti di University of New South Wales di Australia, menemukan bahwa banyak ahli gizi, pelatih pribadi, dan dokter yang dalam gelap. Kesalahpahaman…
  • Makanan yang Meningkatkan Jaringan Tubuh

    Helmi jaya
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:33 pm orang tahu bahwa ikan, daging, dan unggas merupakan sumber protein yang baik. Protein dibutuhkan tidak hanya untuk membangun dalam jaringan tubuh, tetapi juga untuk memperbaiki dan pemeliharaan jaringan.Sayangnya masih sedikit orang yang tahu bahwa jenis kacang tanaman, kacang-kacangan, dan biji-bijian juga kaya protein dan nutrisi penting lainnya. Bahkan, mereka juga mengandung beberapa zat bioaktif yang menyehatkan.Berikut adalah lima makanan yang disajikan untuk meningkatkan jaringan tubuh dan…
  • Strategi Mencegah Penyakit Jantung (Part 2)

    Helmi jaya
    3 Jan 2015 | 12:02 am
    4. Menjaga berat badan yang sehatKelebihan berat badan, terutama jika Anda membawa kelebihan berat badan sekitar tengah Anda, up risiko penyakit jantung. Kelebihan berat badan dapat menyebabkan kondisi yang meningkatkan kemungkinan penyakit jantung - tekanan darah tinggi, kolesterol tinggi dan diabetes.Salah satu cara untuk melihat apakah berat badan Anda sehat adalah untuk menghitung indeks massa tubuh (BMI), yang menganggap tinggi dan berat badan dalam menentukan apakah Anda memiliki persentase yang sehat atau tidak sehat lemak tubuh. BMI nomor 25 dan lebih tinggi dikaitkan dengan lemak…
  • Strategi Mencegah Penyakit Jantung (Part 1)

    Helmi jaya
    2 Jan 2015 | 11:55 pm
    Strategi Mencegah Penyakit Jantung. Oleh Staff Mayo Clinic Penyakit jantung dapat menjadi penyebab utama kematian, tetapi itu tidak berarti Anda harus menerimanya sebagai takdir Anda. Meskipun Anda tidak memiliki kekuatan untuk mengubah beberapa faktor risiko - seperti riwayat keluarga, jenis kelamin atau usia - ada beberapa langkah pencegahan penyakit jantung kunci yang dapat Anda ambil. Anda dapat menghindari masalah jantung di masa depan dengan menerapkan gaya hidup sehat hari ini. Berikut adalah enam tips pencegahan penyakit jantung untuk Anda mulai.  1. Jangan merokok atau…
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    PC Pitstop TechTalk

  • What’s Coming in Windows 10?

    Bob Rankin
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    What can you expect from Microsoft's next 'big thing'. The post What’s Coming in Windows 10? appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Whats Up with Windows 10 How will Windows 10 function and how it fits into... Windows 8 is Coming Soon Competition has definitely heated up with the increasing success... Another Windows 8 Preview Coming in June This week, Microsoft announced another step towards a final...
  • FBI Warns of Ransomware Wire Transfer Scam
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    The FBI is warning of a Chinese cyber mafia run ransomware scam. The post FBI Warns of Ransomware Wire Transfer Scam appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Walmart Warns of Phishing Scam The corporate giant has made a special effort to... Ransomware Decryption Scam Be on the lookout for scams offering 'cryptolocker decryption tools'.... eBay Password Phishing Scam Another massive data breach and another phishing scam was not...
  • 9 Bandwidth Saving Tips

    Tips4 PC
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    9 great tips for saving internet bandwidth usage. The post 9 Bandwidth Saving Tips appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: How To Track Your Bandwidth Usage Useful tools for tracking the internet/bandwidth usage in your... 5 Tools to Monitor Your Internet Usage [Windows 7] How to monitor internet usage in Windows 7... Find Out If Your Neighbor Is Stealing Your WiFi How to find out if that neighbor you hate...
  • Free Upgrades to Windows 10

    The Pit Crew
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:43 am
    Today, Microsoft announced plans to offer free upgrades to the new Windows 10 OS for those running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows Phone 8.1. The post Free Upgrades to Windows 10 appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: What You Need to Know About Windows 8 Upgrades All of the important info you need to know... Dave’s Computer Tips: Windows 7 upgrades & versions What you need to know about Windows 7 before... 4 Things You Need to Know About Windows 8 Upgrades As the date for Windows 8′s release draws near,...
  • Who is Keeping You From Gigabit Internet

    20 Jan 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Those trying to control the 'supply' are the ones to blame. The post Who is Keeping You From Gigabit Internet appeared first on PC Pitstop TechTalk. Related posts: Fastest Type of Internet Connection What is the fastest type of internet connection available... Bob Rankin: How Can I Speed Up My Internet Connection? Want to speed up your Internet? A slow, crawling... Here Comes Gigabit WiFi The FCC has cleared the way for more high speed,...
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    Online Tech Tips

  • Best Free Public DNS Servers

    Aseem Kishore
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Looking to switch from your ISP DNS to another provider? I was surprised to find out that using a free public DNS server from a reputable company was far better than using my local ISP DNS, especially when travelling in foreign countries. I was recently in India and was getting very frustrated with the constant Webpage cannot load errors followed by the website loading 5 seconds later. I kept seeing the DNS lookup failed message, so I figured let me try another DNS provider and that made an absolute world of difference. There are a bunch of public DNS servers you can use, but I won’t…
  • How to Change the File Type Icon in Windows

    Aseem Kishore
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:37 am
    If you have a file on your computer with a non-recognizable extension, then Windows will simply assign that file a generic file icon. If you work in a corporate environment, this can happen all the time with custom software applications using proprietary formats. Even if you are a home user, it might be worth your time to change the default icon that is assigned for a text document or for all PDF documents, etc. This tip is really just for customizing the look and feel of Windows to your liking. In Windows XP, changing a file type’s icon was very simple and could be done via Windows…
  • How to Remotely Shutdown or Restart a Windows Computer

    Aseem Kishore
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:06 am
    This article will show you how to use the remote shutdown command tool in Windows to remotely shutdown or restart a local or networked computer. This can be very useful sometimes if you have multiple computers at home or on your network that you want to quickly shutdown or restart. You can even remotely shutdown a computer over the Internet, but you would first have to either VPN into the network or into the target computer you want to shut down. I’m not going to cover VPNs in this article, but if that’s something you want to do, feel free to Google it. You can perform a remote…
  • How to Setup Free Dynamic DNS for Remote Access to Your PC

    Aseem Kishore
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    What is Dynamic DNS you might be asking? Basically, dynamic DNS is a service provided by third-party providers whereby a constantly changing IP address given by an ISP is updated regularly and associated with a hostname given by the company. If you have a broadband Internet connection at home, you more than likely have a dynamic IP address. A dynamic IP address changes every so often, as compared to a static IP address, which never changes. Normally, a changing IP address does not cause any problem until you try to connect to a local device from outside of your home network. With a…
  • Disable Restart Now Message After Windows Automatic Update Message

    Aseem Kishore
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:38 pm
    One of the most important and occasionally most annoying features of Windows is Windows Update. On the second Tuesday of each month Microsoft releases their software updates and patches for Windows, which are usually numerous, and most computers receive these updates automatically if Windows Update is turned on. You might notice your computer slow down while these updates are installed in the background. After they are installed, the computer will normally automatically restart 5 minutes after the installation is finished. If you are sitting at your computer, you can either restart…
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    Tech Spikes

  • What Should You Do With Your Smartphone’s Old SIM Card?

    Laura Jackson
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:30 pm
    I don’t know about you, but I get bored of the smartphone I have after 12 months of ownership! Mobile manufacturers release new models all the time. They often have innovative new features which our existing handsets don’t contain. To take advantage of such new gadgets, we usually upgrade our smartphones and cell network contracts. More often than not, that involves changing the network provider to get the best deal. Once upon a time cell networks would match upgrade deals from their rivals. These days, competition isn’t so aggressive. They are keen to retain their existing customers.
  • Should You Let Someone Else Manage Your PPC Campaigns?

    Laura Jackson
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:04 am
    PPC or “pay-per-click” campaigns often get used by organizations that want to drive traffic to their sites. They are also useful for new sites that have few inbound links going to them from external websites. One of the most popular PPC services on the Internet is Google AdWords. Of course, the other major search engines also operate systems for corporate clients too. When you first sign up for such a service, one thing that will become obvious is how complex they are to use! Image Source There are many things to consider like keywords, average search values, maximum bids and so forth.
  • The Technologies That Revolutionised The World Of Business

    Laura Jackson
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:37 pm
    Technological changes have had a huge impact on the way we live our lives. Even fifteen years ago our homes and workplaces looked very different. Imagine your home or office space without high speed internet. Imagine a life without your smartphone or tablet. We can scarcely imagine it, yet it was only a decade ago that internet became commonplace in our homes. Most offices shared a single computer in order to do any digital work. Of course, that has all changed, and continues to change. Technology is in a perpetual state of reinvention. We are constantly pushing the boundaries and exploring…
  • 4 Top Tips For Creating an Awesome App For Your Business

    Laura Jackson
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Apps are becoming an essential part of any business. While you cannot underestimate the need for a well-designed website, apps are becoming a mainstay. If you haven’t thought about your app strategy, you need to as a matter of urgency. The use of digital and mobile within the business world means that an app strategy is an essential part of any small business. Of course, you cannot simply go into this kind of strategy without any foresight. You need to make sure that you are developing an app that benefits your business. Let’s take a look at four top tips that you need to consider before…
  • Everything You Need To Know About 4K and Ultra HD

    Laura Jackson
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:28 pm
    The future of high definition viewing is coming. In fact, it’s already here, you’ll just need a large bank account to pay for it. 4K and Ultra HD are the next generation of TV and entertainment. The technology provides stunning definition, the likes of which you’ll never have seen before. 4K and Ultra HD have been talked about in hushed whispers for a while. In 2014, some models began to hit the market and are slowly rolling out to the masses. It may be some time before every home has one of these future screens. However, they are becoming more and more accessible. At the current point…
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    Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

  • LG G Flex 2 vs. iPhone 6 Plus

    Will Shanklin
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    LG's second stab at a curved and flexible smartphone is a bit less experiment, a bit more flagship. Let's see how the features and specs of the G Flex 2 compare to those of Apple's flagship phablet, the iPhone 6 Plus... Continue Reading LG G Flex 2 vs. iPhone 6 Plus Section: Mobile Technology Tags: Apple, iPhone, iPhone 6 Plus, LG, LG G Flex 2, Product Comparison, Smartphones Related Articles: Hands-on with the LG G Flex Hands-on: The 64-bit, octa-core LG G Flex 2 LG G Flex 2 vs. LG G3 Wexler launches the Flex ONE: First flexible ereader based on LG Electronic Paper Display Kia Soul Flex -…
  • NASA and Microsoft team up for virtual Mars exploration

    David Szondy
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Years before the first astronauts set foot on Mars, scientists will already be there – virtually. Thanks to a collaboration between NASA and Microsoft aimed at advancing human-robot interactions, the space agency's OnSight software will allow researchers to explore a virtual Martian landscape created from data sent back by the Curiosity rover. .. Continue Reading NASA and Microsoft team up for virtual Mars exploration Section: Space Tags: 3D, Curiosity Rover, JPL, Mars, Mars Science Laboratory, Microsoft, NASA Related Articles: NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity getting "brain…
  • Alan Turing's "hidden" manuscript heads to auction

    Ben Coxworth
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Among his many achievements, British computer science pioneer Alan Turing created one of the first theoretical models of a general-purpose computer, helped develop the concept of artificial intelligence, and was in charge of breaking the German Enigma cypher during World War II. With the recent release of the film The Imitation Game, he's now becoming known to a whole new generation. It's only fitting, therefore, that a rare collection of his scientific notes is about to head to auction. .. Continue Reading Alan Turing's "hidden" manuscript heads to auction Section: Inventors and…
  • Ridersmate calls for help if you wipe out in the wilderness

    Ben Coxworth
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:15 pm
    If you regularly take off into the hinterlands on a motorbike, mountain bike or horse, there are no doubt times when you wonder, "What happens if I crash and hurt myself, and no one knows where I am?". You might be able to phone for help, although that wouldn't be the case if you were knocked unconscious. That's why British telecommunications engineer David Coleman developed the Ridersmate. If you fall off your bike/horse, it automatically sends a text message to let other people know that something's amiss. .. Continue Reading Ridersmate calls for help if you wipe out in the wilderness…
  • Warka Water promises to harness safe drinking water from the air

    Adam Williams
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    As water shortage is a serious issue in many parts of the world, a means of efficiently harnessing safe drinking water from thin air without the need of expensive infrastructure could be a real lifesaver. Italy's Architecture and Vision is developing an off-grid bamboo tower called Warka Water that promises just that: the firm says it could collect an annual average of up to 100 liters (26.4 US gallons) of water per day. .. Continue Reading Warka Water promises to harness safe drinking water from the air Section: Architecture Tags: Bamboo, Infrastructure, Kickstarter, Off-grid, Water Related…
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    John Morris

  • 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…
  • How to Avoid Clients From Hell BEFORE They Ever Hire You

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

  • How to Enable Automatic System Update in Ubuntu

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Ubuntu checks for a system update every day and prompts you when there is a newer version of a software or system update available. If you would like to automate the whole updating process so it can install the update automatically in the background, here is how you can do so.In Ubuntu, open the “Software & Updates” application. This is what you will see:Go to the “Updates” tab. In the section “When there are security updates,” select from the dropdown “Download and Install automatically”.Make sure you also check the boxes beside…
  • 5 of the Best Alternative Camera Apps for Android

    Derrik Diener
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:25 pm
    There’s a lot to love about Android. For starters, there is variety. It’s incredibly easy to find the exact device you’re looking for. For the most part, I think this is great. However, it does come at a price. There’s not a lot of unified software. This is mostly because manufacturers decide that they’re too good for the software Google makes and decide to make their own. And the bad thing is, they don’t produce good quality apps. This is particularly true for the default camera app on most phones. It is because of this I’ve decided to make a list of…
  • All You Need to Know About Windows Registry, Creating Keys and Values

    Vamsi Krishna
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    Windows Registry is one of the mysterious parts of the Windows operating system that allows us to tweak and modify almost all the sections of Windows. Even though we work with the registry all the time, most people have only a little understanding of what it really is and are not sure of how to create custom keys and values. So let’s find out a thing or two about Windows Registry and its components.What is Windows RegistryWindows Registry is nothing but a collection of different configurations and settings related to the operating system, programs, and users. You can think of it like a…
  • 4 Great Android Apps for Learning to Speak a New Language

    Bertel King, Jr.
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    It takes a good deal of effort to learn a new language. These apps can help you through the process or supplement your existing routine. Some are free, while others nudge you towards paying a monthly subscription. Either way, there are some great options available in the Play Store for picking up a second language using your conveniently located Android device.1. DuolingoLearning a new language can be fun. That’s the idea behind Duolingo anyway. This app takes mobile gamification trends and applies them to the act of speaking a new tongue, awarding you with badges when you do well and…
  • 5 of the Best Weather Apps for Android

    Mahesh Makvana
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Before heading out the door, it is good to find out how the weather is going to be like so you can be prepared for the rain or snow. While you can always get the latest weather updates on the television, a more efficient way would be to use an app on your smartphone. The app will keep you updated about the weather for that day and for the week to come. There are a number of weather apps on the market, and choosing the one that suits you the best is kind of difficult. So for you folks, here are five of the best weather apps that you can use on your Android device:1. Yahoo! WeatherYahoo!
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  • iOS 9 Features, Release Date- iOS 9 Packed With New Features

    shabnam sultan
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:20 am
    Apple released iOS 8 with new features, designs and tweaks in 2014 along with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Iit is been confirmed by Google Analytics that Apple is testing the next generation iOS 9 on iPhones and iPads. Apple fans are concerned about iOS 9 release date, iOS 9 features and devices supported by iOS 9. Let us go through possible release date of iOS 9 and features which we expect! iOS 9 Release Date Apple announced iOS 8 in June, 2014 at WWDC and was released in Q4 2014. Apple releases one major iOS update every This is a post from: Techiezlounge
  • Samusung Galaxy S6 Features, Release Date, Prices

    shabnam sultan
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:28 am
    Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone Galaxy S6 is going to be one of the best upcoming smartphones 2015. The Galaxy S6 is expected to have glass and metal body, will have an upgraded camera of 20-megapixel shooter with optical image stabilization (OIS), curved edges along with other features. The Galaxy S6 has been named “Project Zero,” is expected to be 5.5-inches in size, Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display, a 64-bit processor, TouchWiz based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, a powerful camera of 20-megapixel, storage option of 32/64/128GB built-in wireless charging, non-removable battery. It…
  • How To Unlock Mac Using iPhone Touch ID

    shabnam sultan
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:09 pm
    TouchID was introduced by Apple in iPhone 5s which lets you to unlock your iPhone without typing passcode. Android however cannot match with the iPhone’s Touch ID feature. Touch ID is deeply integrated with iOS and it not only allows users to unlock their device but also to make purchases in iTunes Store, to authenticate Apple Pay online and more. Apple has also opened Touch ID on the iPhone to developers for third-party apps. See: Best Apple Swift Tutorials for Beginners to get started Did you know that now you can unlock Mac using iPhone TouchID? Here is how you This is a post from:…
  • 10 Free Online Tools To Create Professional Resume

    shabnam sultan
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Curriculum Vitae or Resume is important when you are applying for a job, a Curriculum Vitae or Resume is the first thing which connects you to your future employer. Whether you are a fresher or someone who is looking for a job change your Resume should be professional looking, impressive and should speak about your personality. If you are looking forward to design a professional and impressive Resume for yourself for free, here are few online tools to create resume. Also Read: Top 15 LinkedIn Job Seeker Groups You Must Join To Launch Your Career 1. VisualCV VisualCV is an This is a post from:…
  • Comindware Brings Task Management & Collaboration in One Bowl

    shabnam sultan
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:11 am
    If you are a professional, of any field, you will have stumbled upon the tiresome task of managing various projects as well as tasks that constitute your whole company, its development and results. We repeat, it’s a tiresome task but its other aspect has it that use of intelligent tools can help you make project management something great, lesser time-consuming and intuitive! In this post, in order to help a lot of professionals among you who take maximum efforts to manage different tasks in your company or at least the tasks that have been given to you, we have come This is a post from:…
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  • New gadgets and gimmicks to keep us watching sport live on TV

    Marc C-Scott, Lecturer in Digital Media at Victoria University
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:29 am
    More tech on the way to keep us watching sport live on TV. CCatAustralia’s love of sport appears to be more from in front of a TV screen than actually attending any event live, and that could be on the increase given some of the new technology heading our way. Samsung has confirmed that its new Sports Live app – on display at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show in the US – will be available in Australia later this year, but for which sport codes has still to be announced. The app is part of its smart television range and provides on-screen information – over and above that normally…
  • Let there be light! Celebrating the theory of electromagnetism

    Robyn Arianrhod, Adjunct Research Fellow, School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:10 am
    The many colours of visible light just part of what James Clerk Maxwell's theory was to explain. Flickr/laura peta, CC BY-NCIt’s hard to imagine life without mobile phones, radio and television. Yet the discovery of the electromagnetic waves that underpin such technologies grew out of an abstract theory that’s 150 years old. Our knowledge of the existence of such waves is a direct result of James Clerk Maxwell’s theory of electromagnetism which was first published in January 1865. A statue of James Clarke Maxwell in Edinburgh, Scotland. Flickr/the justified sinner, CC BY-NC-SA…
  • Hello Windows 10: could this be a winner for Microsoft?

    David Tuffley, Lecturer in Applied Ethics and Socio-Technical Studies, School of ICT, at Griffith University
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Microsoft new operating system skips a generation -- from Windows 8 to 10. Microsoft/EPAThe hype around the next generation of Windows reached a new high this week with the Windows 10 Preview, held at Microsoft’s Redmond HQ in the US. With the marketing machine revving at the red-line, the event has settled much of the speculation about this latest version of Windows. No firm release date has been announced, but could be anytime after the Technical Preview ends on April 15 this year. Windows 10 will be free to download for at least a year for existing users of Windows 7 and 8.1. What…
  • Can you save money at the bowser by only half-filling the fuel tank?

    Tim Trudgian, Research Fellow in Mathematics at Australian National University
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:02 am
    Can you save time and money with a half-filled fuel tank? Flickr/Michael Coghlan, CC BY-NCFuel prices may be at historic lows at the moment but when they rise again, what is the best strategy to save money at the bowser? There are many suggestions for saving money such as when and where to fill up, what time and day of the week and how to predict the highs and lows of the price cycle. One theory on how to conserve fuel is to put less of it in your tank. The thinking is that you carry around less weight in the car, which means the engine does not have to work as much, which means a saving on…
  • Our oceans give new insights on elements made in supernovae

    Anton Wallner, Senior Fellow at Australian National University
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics image of a supernova explosion discovered by Johannes Kepler in 1604 Flickr/X-ray: NASA/CXC/NCSU/M.Burkey et al; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech, CC BYOur understanding of heavy element production in supernovae, exploding stars way beyond our solar system, may need to change following some discoveries we have made looking not to the skies, but deep under our oceans. Supernova explosions are one of the most violent events in our galaxy and are thought to produce elements essential for life such as iron and iodine but also some of the heaviest elements…
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  • 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 […]
  • Samsung reveals Galaxy A7 smartphone with a slimmer metal unibody design

    Priyanka Bhowmick
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Samsung officially announced the Galaxy A7 smartphone that contains a 6.3mm thick metal unibody design. Galaxy A7 has high specifications that include 2GB RAM and 16GB internals storage capacity and runs on Exynos 5430 Octa-Core processor and Android KitKat. The phone will come in two variants- single SIM and dual SIM. Key specifications of Samsung […]
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  • 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 ...
  • From M2M to IoT: Old Industries Must Learn New Tricks

    8 Jan 2015 | 5:22 pm
    IoT is providing a lot more flexibility and lower costs over traditional M2M systems.  However, transitioning from a legacy M2M system to IoT can be difficult and costly.  Hubert Selvanathan, Principal, is quoted discussing the advantages of an IoT system as well as the challenges enterprises may face in their transitions. Click here to read more ...
  • The Paradox of Plenty

    8 Jan 2015 | 5:14 pm
    The traditional understanding of supply and demand in economics does not always hold.  John Parkinson, Affiliate Partner, discusses the "Jevons paradox," where, counter-intuitively, if the price performance of a good or service improve fast enough for long enough, demand will actually increase instead of decrease.  Parkinson explains the paradox and offers concrete examples of how businesses might take advantage of it in their strategic thinking. Click here to read more ...
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  • Facebook is the world’s favorite identity

    Ian Barker
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:29 am
    With more and more websites requiring passwords to access them, people are looking for ways to manage their surfing that don't require multiple IDs. Increasingly the answer they're turning to is social media and in particular Facebook. A new infographic from identity management specialist Gigya shows that the social network accounted for over 60 percent of logins in the fourth quarter of last year. Google takes care of 22 percent of logins, with Twitter and Yahoo trailing on six percent each. Facebook’s most dramatic gain cane from mobile devices which showed a 15 percent increase over the…
  • IBM is right, I am a gadfly

    Robert X. Cringely
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:08 am
    gad·fly (ˈɡadˌflī/) noun.  1. a fly that bites livestock, especially a horsefly, warble fly, or botfly. 2. an annoying person, especially one who provokes others into action by criticism. Sometimes being a gadfly is exactly what’s required. That’s certainly the case with IBM and has been for the almost eight years I’ve been following this depressing story. Gadflies came up because IBM finally reacted today to my last column predicting a massive force reduction this week. They denied it, of course -- not the workforce reduction but its size, saying there won’t be even close to…
  • What Back to the Future II's vision of 2015 got right

    Jamie Hinks
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:07 am
    Marty McFly visits the year 2015 in Back to the Future Part II, the sequel to Robert Zemeckis’ 1985 masterpiece "Back to the Future". Now that we’ve finally hit the year portrayed in the film it’s time to give them a report card on the things they got right. Tablet computers Apple catapulted tablets into the mainstream with its first iPad back in 2010 that had followed years of various companies playing around the concept of a tablet PC. In Back to the Future II, Marty McFly is asked to sign a tablet by another member of the Hill Valley Preservation Society and, although it’s a lot…
  • Ra is a Chrome text editor and file manager for your local storage

    Mike Williams
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:53 am
    Chrome apps are sometimes criticized as being strictly internet-only, virtually useless if you need to work offline. There’s some truth in that, but it’s not always the case. Ra is a Chrome-based text editor which not only works with local text files, but can double as a simple file manager. The add-on supports plain text files only, and is clearly aimed at developers. Files are initially displayed with line numbers; there are 100+ syntax highlighting schemes, and you can opt to use emacs or vim key bindings. Ra can be used by anyone, though, and if your needs are less technical then…
  • Microsoft Q2 FY2015: The highlights

    Mihaita Bamburic
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:32 am
    Microsoft has released its earnings report for Q2 FY2015 (that's Q4 CY2014 for everyone else), revealing figures that closely match analyst expectations. The software giant achieved $26.5 billion in revenue, with operating income coming in at $7.8 billion. Gross margin and diluted earnings per share were $16.3 billion and $0.71, respectively. However, in after-hours trading, Microsoft's shares dropped by $2, or 4.28 percent, to $45 per share. Microsoft has delivered some good news through its earnings report concerning its Devices and Consumer part of the business. Surface revenue reached…
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    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
  • BlackBerry Classic

    24 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
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  • ‘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…
  • Google Made It Easier to Check If Your Account Has Been Hacked

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

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

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Samsung has been the top smartphone brand since 2011, when it displaced Apple, which displaced Blackberry, which displaced Nokia, which displaced… While Apple fan boys and fandroids are likely to make a big deal about this changing of the guard, it’s just another in paradise for users.Quoting Canalys market guesstimates, Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is set to displace Samsung as the world’s top smartphone brand. This shifting of positions marks the changing fortunes of the two companies.Whereas iPhone growth has been steadily growing over the last year-plus, Samsung…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 to Have “Better” Camera than iPhone 6

    Katrina Canlas
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:25 am
    The Samsung Galaxy S6 might arrive earlier than expected.According to a report posted by South Korean publication ETNews, the Samsung Galaxy S6 might be released some time in March instead of April, which is closer to its expected announcement on March 2. This is almost similar with its past two flagship releases — the Galaxy S4 was released in New York in March 2013 while the Galaxy S5 was released in late February 2014 during the Mobile World Congress.This may be a reason for Apple to worry a bit since a new flagship will be out once again to go head-to-head with its iPhone 6.Big…
  • Apple Watch Reveals its First Game

    Katrina Canlas
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:51 am
    Apple Watch is reportedly to be launched this coming March, but even before its actual launch, its first game has already been named. Known as “Letterpad,” this game will be made available for the Apple iPhone and the Apple iPad, and then on the Apple Watch when it gets launched.The Apple Watch is expected to arrive with a 1.5-inch display. Therefore, developers are expected to do a lot of work to port it from the Apple iPhone and the Apple iPad into the Apple Watch. It may not be a very graphic-intensive game, but it needs to come with flashy graphics to match the Apple smart…
  • Apple Watch in March, 12-inch MBA ‘Early’ 2015

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Given that the company said “Apple Watch will be available in early 2015 starting at $349,” it is no great leap to predict that Cupertino’s next wearable will ship by the end of March. However, the skuttle butt from everyone’s favorite Apple rumorologist indicates the 12-inch MacBook Air with Retina Display will also ship in “early 2015.”Is that even credible?While Apple has previously released updated MacBooks during the first quarter, it’s been awhile since the company shipped an all-new Macintosh during the dark, dark days of Winter.Regardless,…
  • Bingo Bash Android Game Review

    Katrina Canlas
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:18 am
    If you are hooked with playing bingo in real life, you can always play this entertaining game using your Android smartphone or tablet, thanks to Bingo Bash.Bingo Bash is a social bingo game that has over 4 million players battling online from around the globe. It offers over 350++ levels with 50++ different ways to play. Twice a month, new rooms are added, which makes the game of bingo more fun and exciting. With it social networking capability, you get to battle out with other bingo players from different places in the world.Bingo Bash is free to download but has in-app purchases that you…
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  • 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…
  • Indian Government Orders To Block 30+ Websites

    Athul S
    1 Jan 2015 | 3:54 am
      Indian Government Orders  To Block GitHub, Vimeo And 30 Other Websites:   There is an interesting news regarding some move made by indian government with respect to websites flourishing in the country and it does make sense as well with their action so as to block certain websites.Internet censorship has been hotly debated in the recent times and the latest move by the Indian Government has stirred many heated conversations. The Indian Department of Telecom has sent a circular to ISPs and mobile operators asking them to block 32 sites which includes github, vimeo, dailymotion and…
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  • With Your Help, This Awesome LEGO Iron Man Hulkbuster May Get Considered By LEGO

    mike chua
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:19 am
    We all know Tony Stark’s Iron Man Hulkbuster is going to appear in the second Avengers flick, The Age of Ultron. I am sure Iron Man’s fans, us included, are looking forward to it and being LEGO fans ourselves, we are also looking forward to a LEGO, preferably a UCS variant, of the Hulkbuster. There will be, definitely, but just that it probably won’t be UCS anyways. So your best bet is to vote up custom LEGO builder Jon San Pedro’s LEGO Iron Man Hulkbuster Project on LEGO Ideas. This project was submitted back in May 2013 (when it was still known as Cuusoo) and have since received…
  • Kenu’s Highline Case Makes Sure You Don’t Lose Your iPhone and Does So Without Fancy Technology

    mike chua
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:45 pm
    I am sure you guys know how not to lose your iPhone. Right? Right? There is a selection of Bluetooth tracker that will alerts you if you stray too far away from your beloved and very pricey smartphone. However, Kenu, maker of smartphone accessories, here has a different idea. It’s Highline protective case makes sure you don’t lose your phone and it does so without using fancy technology. It uses the good’ol leash method that not only keeps you from losing your device, but also prevents it from hitting the ground in an event of an accidental drop. Kenu’s Highline case comprises of two…
  • This Rugged-looking Bracelet Actually Breaks Up Into Many Tools

    mike chua
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:21 pm
    Well, what do you know? Multi-tool is now wearable too and the Leatherman Tread is just one such tool. And when we said ‘wearable’, we mean to say wearing it on your wrist and not hanging on your belt or backpack. So, yeah. The Tread is a rugged-style bracelet (not so much for ladies, I guess?) that packs 25 useful tools, held together by 11 interchangeable links, including cutting hook, screwdrivers, wrenches, hex drives, pick/SIM card tool, carbide glass breaker and a bottle opener. Made of injection molded 17-4 stainless steel for strength and high corrosion resistant, Leatherman Tread…
  • Ralph Lauren’s 1938 Bugatti 57SC-inspired Timepiece is a Skeletal Beauty

    mike chua
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Decades ago, automotive and timepiece hardly had any relation, but these days, automotive-inspired timepieces or automaker/watchmaker collabs are very much a norm. I believe we have seen quite a bit here, of which includes the likes of Breitling Bentley chronograph and Jaguar x Bremont, and now, Ralph Lauren. In fact, the Ralph Lauren Automotive Skeleton Watch, as it is called, is not the first from the American fashion label; it is the second model that also happens to be inspired by the classic, if not iconic, 1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic Coupe. Not surprisingly, Ralph Lauren is a huge auto…
  • Nike Engage Wedges Are Designed To Help You Get Out of Bad Situations

    mike chua
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    Lets face it, anyone who plays golf never wished for hazards, but the fact is, they are part of challenge and so, you will have to deal with it somehow. In the event that you managed to land yourself in some dire terrain like say, the rough or worst, the bunker, then wedges are your best friend at that point. We can’t say which is the best wedges the golfing world has to offer, but if you are in the market for one, Nike has a new development, dubbed Nike Engage Wedges, that might be worthy of your investigation. You have to admit the model name “Engage” sounds pretty snazzy and out of…
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    National Broadband Network news and information

  • Dangerous glass fibers in cigarettes worsen lung damage for smokers

    19 Jan 2015 | 7:58 pm
    Shocking new research reveals that a specific type of lung cancer many smokers develop comes from tiny tears in their lung tissue caused by microscopic glass fibers, also known as glass wool, found in many conventional cigarette filters. These rips in the epithelial (soft) tissue fuel the development of tumors and cancerous cells due to the constant overload of toxins, namely pesticides, nicotine and ammonia, contained in commercial cigarette smoke. The filters of typical commercial cigarettes contain microscopic, needle-shaped shards of glass wool (like fiberglass insulation) which escape…
  • NBN to Benefit Blind and Deaf Children

    17 Dec 2012 | 12:15 am
    It has always been the goal of the Australian government and NBN Co to provide fast and reliable broadband services to every Australian, no exceptions. Keeping inline with this Senator Stephen Conroy has just launched a guide that will help blind and deaf children across Australia to take advantage of the benefits that the NBN offers. The guide was published by the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children or the RIDBC. The publication entitled ‘RIDBC Teleschool: Guiding Principles for Telepractice’, will guide children on using the high-quality video conferencing services to be…
  • Federal Government Grants Free NBN Training

    11 Dec 2012 | 2:01 am
    The Australian federal government has set aside $10 million for its Digital Enterprise Program of which $521,084 is to be given to businesses in Western Australia. The money will go to free training NBN training programs in Belmont and Mandurah. The government will use the money to offer free training to small and medium-sized businesses that will aid them in taking full advantage of the NBN. The free training is also expected to encourage more businesses to sign up for the NBN. Phil Kemp explains what the Digital Enterprise Program is all about and how it affects businesses in these areas.
  • Australian Government to Launch Teleworking Campaign

    22 Nov 2012 | 1:15 pm
    A lot has been said regarding the benefits of teleworking for both employers and employees. The Australian government is now set to launch a massive campaign to increase awareness and practice of teleworking. The federal government campaign is set to be launched this month that aims to push more Australians to consider teleworking. This launch is part of the National Digital Economy Strategy of Australia. To be specific the Australian government is pushing for a hike in the number of teleworkers to 12 per cent – roughly double of the number of teleworkers now. They’re pushing to…
  • ABC TV Teams Up with NBN

    21 Nov 2012 | 1:12 pm
    Industry experts are saying that the television industry will be badly hit by the faster and more reliable broadband services offered by the NBN and this is why television companies are looking for ways to cope. ABC TV now has a head start as the company decided to work with the new technology instead of fight it. It makes sense that the two Government organisations work together. A partnership was just announced between ABC TV and NBN Co wherein the former will be able to offer live television streaming that can be accessed over the Internet or other Internet-ready mobile devices. This move…
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    Android Geeks » Android News

  • Amazon Deals: Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, and LG G3 Get Price Cut

    Liviu Anca
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, and LG G3 are without a doubt the best-selling Android smartphones of the moment. I know that some of you are looking to buy a new smartphone and if that’s the case, you would be glad to hear that all three smartphones are available at promotional prices on Amazon. […]
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop Update for Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note 3: When to Expect It

    Liviu Anca
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Without a doubt, the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note 3 will soon be rolled out. In fact, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop update has already been made available for download in several countries. The South Korean phone maker made no official statement […]
  • Best Android Apps of the Week: Spotify 2.0, Chrome 4.0, BBC News, and More

    Liviu Anca
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    Because it’s Monday, we are bringing our weekly Best Android Apps column. There are lots of apps released in Play Store every week, but only few of them are worthy of your attention. We went through the latest Play Store additions and we came up with the list below. Our loyal readers may already know that […]
  • Best Android Games of the Week: The Witcher Battle Arena, Skyward, and More

    Bogdan Pirvu
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:33 am
    This week’s ‘Best Android Games’ articles features mostly free to play titles that you can install on Android 2.3 and later OS versions. All video games are available from Google Play Store and safe to install. We’ve listed all titles randomly, so that you can decide for yourself which one to install on your smartphone […]
  • Root For Locked Bootloader Sony Xperia Z3 & Z3 Compact Finally Made Available

    Babu Mohan
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:41 pm
    The day Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact owners have been waiting for has finally arrived. It is finally possible for you to root your Xperia Z3 or Xperia Z3 Compact smartphone with a locked bootloader. So far owners of the new Xperia Z3 smartphones have not been able to root without unlocking the […]
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    QualityPoint Blogs

  • An easy way to type non-english (e.g Tamil ) words by Handwriting with Mouse or Stylus

    16 Jan 2015 | 12:45 am
    Google translate allows the users to give the input sentences in various ways. One of the easy ways is, by typing the sentences using Mouse. i-e Handwriting the letters with the help of Computer mouse or Tablet stylus. You can use it from Though it is primarily for doing translation using Google translate, you can use it for any other purposes. For example it can help you for updating your status message in social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, as you can easily copy the sentences and paste it in other websites. Watch this Video to know how to write in…
  • Google plans to test its Project Ara phones at Puerto Rico, and releases ad to promote Ara

    14 Jan 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Google has announced that it will launch Market Pilot of project ara phones later this year. Puerto Rico will be first place to receive Project Ara phones. This announcement was made by Google at the second Project Ara developers conference in Mountain View, California. The Market pilot project will use food truck-style vans to get the Project Ara devices into users’ hands so they can try before they buy. Google expects that over 20 modules will be available for people to use when launching Market pilot. And, Google has released below video to promote Project Ara.
  • Google's Project Ara Highlights

    14 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
    Project Ara is Google's Modular Phone System.The purpose of Project Ara is to create a modular smartphone that would allow users to swap hardware components according to their own wish. It will help the users to create their own phone by choosing the modules of their choice.I came to know about Project Ara when Motorola announced about it on October 2013.I created this video to give news about Project Ara on that day. From the comments made for this video, I came to know that the modular phone concept was already popular among many people as the Dave Hakkens's Phonebloks video went viral.From…
  • This drone "AirDog" can follow you anywhere as your aerial cameraman.

    11 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    AirDog is the auto-following quadcopter which attracted many people at CES 2015 show. This AirDog drone can follow you anywhere. Its sole purpose is to be your dedicated aerial cameraman. It supports Sony and GoPro cameras. Credits: Video - Music-Kevin Macleod Get more details about AirDog from their website at Subscribe to our YouTube channel at
  • Nixie, a wearable flying Camera for taking aerial selfies

    10 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Watch this video to see Nixie demo shown at CES 2015. Nixie was the first-place winner of Intel’s 2014 Make it Wearable challenge, a worldwide competition to encourage inventors to create innovative wearables using Intel’s Edison technology, a tiny computer chip and hardware platform Intel designed specifically for wearables and Internet of Things devices. Watch to know about intel edison. Subscribe to our YouTube channel at
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  • Invisible Boyfriend, crea il fidanzato/a immaginario

    Gio Tuzzi
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:08 am
    Un’applicazione che sta salendo notevolmente alla ribalta e sta diventando sempre di più un servizio estremamente diffuso tra i più giovani: stiamo parlando di Invisible Boyfriend, ovvero un titolo che offre la possibilità di inventare un finto fidanzato per trarre in inganno i familiari, ma anche gli amici. Nel momento in cui gli utenti effettuano la registrazione a Invisible Boyfriend, hanno la possibilità di creare il proprio fidanzato o fidanzata esattamente come preferiscono, in modo tale da personalizzare ogni suo aspetto in relazione alle proprie esigenze. Quindi, la prima cosa…
  • Dubsmash, spopola la mania dei video-selfie

    Gio Tuzzi
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Dubsmash si caratterizza per essere una delle applicazioni che si stanno diffondendo maggiormente nel corso degli ultimi giorni: un vero e proprio boom di condivisioni sui principali social network di video realizzati tramite Dubsmash. L’app Dubsmash si caratterizza per essere stata messa a disposizione per il download gratuito sia dallo store di Apple che su quello di Google, che offre agli utenti la possibilità di creare dei filmati molto divertenti, andando a doppiare delle frasi di attori particolarmente celebri, ma anche tantissime citazioni da parte di politici, così come personaggi…
  • Amici Real Time, l’app ufficiale sbarca su iTunes

    Gio Tuzzi
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Nel caso in cui abbiate una grande passione per i programmi di Maria de Filippi e, in modo particolare, per il format Amici, allora potrete sicuramente sorridere, visto che è stata lanciata da pochissimo tempo l’app ufficiale del programma direttamente su App Store. Dopo l’approdo del format su Real Time, questa volta la scuola di Maria De Filippi regala un’altra sorpresa ai suoi appassionati, dal momento che è sbarcata pure l’app ufficiale di Amici14. Tramite l’app ufficiale Amici Real Time presente sull’App Store, gli utenti hanno la possibilità di esprimere le proprie…
  • Handle, nuova app con “To-do” list

    Gio Tuzzi
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    Handle è stato in grado di creare un’app che possa fare in modo di combinare svariate funzionalità: stiamo parlando di un servizio mail, calendario e to-do. In poche parole, l’app Handle: To-Dos + Email + Calendar garantisce la possibilità di sfruttare tre titoli di produttività in un solo. Grazie a questa nuova app gli utenti hanno l’opportunità di tenere sotto controllo tutte le cose da fare, comprese le e-mail e gli eventi all’interno del proprio calendario: la gestione passa attraverso un’interfaccia davvero molto facile da usare ed intuitiva, che permette di controllare…
  • Consigli fotocamera smartphone Android

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Fare delle foto con il nostro Smartphone è sempre un divertimento. Spesso e volentieri ci capita di vedere qualcosa di bello da immortalare e lo facciamo immediatamente grazie alle potenzialità del nostro cellulare e la qualità grafica della sua fotocamera. Allo stesso modo però fare delle buone foto non è sempre facile, tutt’altro: ci vuole un pochino d’abilità propria. Ecco qualche consiglio. Nota: Naturalmente questi consigli sono diretti a gente che ha tanto di Smartphone con fotocamera che sia almeno di 5 Mpx di potenza e con un buon sensore. Controllate sempre la messa a…
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  • 4 No-Nonsense Tips for Raising Funds Online

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    See full infographic from H+M below. According to the most recent reports, non-profits are now raising 10% of their funds online - that’s 13-14% more than they did a couple years ago.  With no reason to believe otherwise, the trend will likely follow other online businesses and only increase.Many non-profits still raise money traditonally, in person or through third-party donation options, but if you aren’t raising funds online, you’re missing out on a big opportunity.  Below are a few things you may want to consider. Note: If you are a non-profit, and you are not taking donations on…
  • 10 Questions with Top Seller "Well Fed"

    23 Jan 2015 | 10:23 am
    We were lucky enough to catch busy blogger, freelance writer and e-commerce seller Melissa Joulwan of The Clothes Make the Girl, who has found success launching two cookbooks with her husband David. She had lots of meaty insight and advice about promoting your brand with blog content, social media and more.  First off, can you tell me about your business and what you offer? I'm primarily a cookbook author, and I also have a blog where I share recipes, information about the paleo diet, and inspiration for healthy living like workout stuff, mediation, yoga, and self care. But it's…
  • How to Redirect to a Download Page on Your Own Site

    21 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    I want to start by saying that if you are not comfortable writing your own code, or you do not want to hire someone to write code for you, then this option is not one for you. Although we will provide you the basic code, you'll need to be comfortable manipulating it for your particular use.The first thing you will need to do is set a Common Redirection Thank You Page; this means that all of your buyers are going to go to that page after checkout. Start by clicking on Edit Account Preferences on the Seller Admin page. Once the page loads, in the Common Thank-You Page URL field enter in…
  • The Past, Present & Future of Publishing

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:08 am
    Full graphic below.Guest blog post by Dave Landry Jr. We’ve come a long way since the invention of the printing press. And lots of mass publishing has moved online. With the advent of computers and word processing units, digital content publishing is just easier, with faster delivery times and a (potentially) wider reach. All businesses should be publishing content, but a small business especially should become its own e-publisher. Take advantage of the digital revolution and optimize your use of online publishing platforms. Here’s how...Read more »
  • Four Tips for Promoting Your Seasonal Shop Off Season

    16 Jan 2015 | 1:55 pm
    At this time of year, we see merchants who have products geared towards the holidays go into hibernation until next October. But should seasonal sellers be resting on their laurels during the off-season? (We think not.) Are there things seasonal sellers can be doing now to increase year round AND seasonal revenues? (Yes, and we’ll tell you about what we’ve seen work below.) Here are our suggestions for selling your products and building your business off season…Provide a discount on off-season items. It's the most obvious choice, but it works. An off-season discount, be it on the…
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  • What Does the Future Hold For SEO?

    19 Jan 2015 | 1:13 pm
    SEO has a brand new shiny future. What are the benefits of adopting new methods of SEO? Well, aside from increased online visibility, you can also create brand awareness. Many people thought that the new changes to Google’s rules would overly complicate new SEO practices. This could not be further from the truth. When it […] The post What Does the Future Hold For SEO? appeared first on Skyje.
  • SQL Server by Remote DBA expert – Post Installation Tips

    16 Jan 2015 | 5:59 am
    Usually it requires a Remote DBA expert with extensive knowledge about the SQL Server and the operating system to successfully install the server. After the installation is complete, one needs to modify the default settings before rolling out production databases. Lets discuss some of the steps a user can take after installation of the server. […] The post SQL Server by Remote DBA expert – Post Installation Tips appeared first on Skyje.
  • Top 5 Apps For Selfies

    14 Jan 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Facetune ($2.99) Facetune is the ultimate editing app for selfies. It has been compared to having Photoshop directly on your phone, that’s how many features this popular app provides. Don’t like the color of your teeth? Instantly whiten them by swiping your finger across the teeth in the photo. Blemish on your skin? Use the […] The post Top 5 Apps For Selfies appeared first on Skyje.
  • Top Grid Tools For Creating Enchanting Responsive Websites

    9 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    Responsive website development has become the trend of the day. Websites are now more fluid, interactive, and presentable. Responsive website development delivers uniform user experience across multiple devices. For responsive design, a number of grid tools are available. These tools help them achieve the goals of a responsive website that delivers an excellent user experience. […] The post Top Grid Tools For Creating Enchanting Responsive Websites appeared first on Skyje.
  • 7 Great Web Designing Tips for 2015

    9 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    2015 is here and its time web designers started planning how they will come up with results-driven designs this year. If 2014 was anything to go by, we can expect even more cut throat competition in the online world next year. Websites need to be better crafted and must be more engaging than before. So, […] The post 7 Great Web Designing Tips for 2015 appeared first on Skyje.
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    RayOnStorage Blog

  • What’s next for Nexenta

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:53 pm
    We talked with Nexenta at Storage Field Day 6 where they discussed their current and future software defined storage solutions. I highly encourage you to see the SFD6 videos of their sessions if you want to learn more about them. Nexenta was an earlier adopter of software defined storage and have recently signed with Solinea to support Nexenta under OpenStack CINDER block storage. Nexenta is based on ZFS and supports inline deduplication and advanced performance functionality. NexentaStor™ NexentaStor™ is there base storage software and comes as a download in both an Enterprise…
  • PCM based neuromorphic processors

    19 Jan 2015 | 10:37 am
    Read an interesting article from Register the other day about  IBM’s Almadan Research lab using standard Non-volatile memory devices to implement a neural net. They apparently used 2-PCM (Phase Change Memory) devices to implement a 913 neuron/165K synapse pattern recognition system. This seems to be another (simpler, cheaper) way to create neuromorphic chips. We’ve written about neuromorphic chips before (see my posts on IBM SyNAPSE, IBM TrueNorth and MIT’s analog neuromorphic chip). The latest TrueNorth chip from IBM uses ~5B transistors and provides 1M neurons with…
  • Data virtualization surfaces

    9 Jan 2015 | 2:03 pm
    There’s a new storage startup out of stealth, called Primary Data and it’s implementing data (note, not storage) virtualization. They already have $60M in funding with some pretty highpowered talent from Fusion IO, namely David Flynn, Rick White and Steve Wozniak (the ‘Woz’)  (also of Apple fame). There have been a number of attempts at creating a virtualization layers for data namely ViPR (See my post ViPR virtues, vexations but no storage virtualization) but Primary Data is taking a different tack to the problem. Data virtualization explained (c) 2012 Silverton…
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    From Ravikanth's Blog

  • 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…
  • Microsoft Technical Communities got recognized at TechEd India 2014

    6 Nov 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Microsoft recognized the active technical communities in India at the closing note of TechEd India 2014. I was fortunate to be among the people who were called upon. The three user groups that got recognized were: Bangalore IT Pro Group Bangalore .NET group Pune User Group For the Bangalore IT Pro group, I credit this recognition to Kaliyan Selvaraj,who was the founder and relocated to Singapore later, for all the hard work he had put in building this group. We cannot run the show without a lot of support from Microsoft in terms of facilities and providing access to the Microsoft evangelists…
  • Session Slides: Community Day 2014 – Introduction to Microsoft Azure Compute

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

  • HOW TO : Use WhatsApp on Web Browser and Computer

    Shaan Haider
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Instant Messengers like WhatsApp, Kik, Tango etc are few of the most popular smartphone apps. But one of the biggest drawback with most of these apps are that they are accessible only via from your smartphone and they do not support using them from web browser or desktop application. One of the best thing about Facebook Messenger is that you can use it from the web browser too. And the new good
  • Xiaomi Mi Note Pro : Full Specs, Features and Price

    Shaan Haider
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:33 am
    Xiaomi announced the two of its flagship devices Mi Note and Mi Note Pro in an event recently. As you can get the idea by the names of the devices itself that Mi Note Pro is the advanced version of the Mi Note. We have already posted about the specs and features of the Xiaomi Mi Note. Mi Note Pro comes with large 5.7-inch screen which boasts the Quad HD display 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution and
  • Xiaomi Mi Note : Full Features, Specs and Price

    Shaan Haider
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Xiaomi is one of the most popular smartphone brand right now, thanks to the feature rich MIUI ROM and the nice hardware specs coming at competitive price. And after the huge success of Xiaomi’s high end Mi4 smartphone, Xiaomi recently launched two of its latest flagship device Mi Note and Mi Note Pro in an event. Xiaomi Mi Note comes with lots of high-end features and hardware specs like a
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Specs Leaked on Samsung's Official Website

    Shaan Haider
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:19 am
    Now we live in an era of leaked specs, images and videos of upcoming smartphones and gadgets. Whenever there is a major high-end device is going to released, Internet will start swarming with the leaked images, hardware specs and videos of the upcoming device. And the latest in this phenomenon is the Samsung Galaxy S6. First there few leaked images from the press images which gave an idea of the
  • iPhone 6 Drop Test from Space at 101,000 Feet Above the Ground (Video)

    Shaan Haider
    18 Jan 2015 | 1:58 am
    These days instead of just testing the performance of the smartphones, people are also very much interested in testing the durability and strength of the devices. Due to this, you will find lots of reviewers doing the durability tests like Bend Test, Screen Scratch Test, Drop Tests etc. Hope that you remember the controversy started with the bend test of iPhone 6 Plus. We also do such tests
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  • An interview with the First Female Microsoft Apprentice of the Year

    Ed Jones
    5 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    The IT sector is an exciting, evolving and ever expanding market industry to work in. In fact, 500,000 new professionals will be needed in the UK over the next five years to fill the expansion in jobs and what is a growing skills gap. A great way to fill this void is through IT Apprenticeships. The Apprenticeship […]
  • Should You Buy An Industrial Computer?

    Sarah Lamb
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Your big business project is only as strong as its weakest link and that’s why you shouldn’t skimp on things like the computer that might be running it. Depending on the nature of your business, if it’s not for home or office use, you might just need an industrial computer. Industrial Computer or Standard PC? […]
  • Philips Kids Headphones – Volume Capped!

    Sarah Lamb
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    We often review headphones here on GirlyGeekdom however it is rare that we have headphones sent that are designed and made especially for children and that is what happened this week!  Philips have just released their Kids headphones which are suitable from 3 years old +.  These headphones are volume capped to 85Db to protect […]
  • The Future of 4K TV

    Sarah Lamb
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Televisions have come a long way since 1926 when Scottish inventor John Logie Baird publicly demonstrated his new invention. The first colour broadcast took place 50 years ago on 1st Janurary 1954, however the technology wasn’t cheap, and so many people didn’t have access to a colour TV until the mid to late 1960s. 4K […]
  • Inspire: Three Questions with LJ Rich

    Sarah Lamb
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    In our fourth video of our Inspire series we asked BBC Click’s LJ Rich and all tech wonder girl what got her into gadgets and technology. What you may not realise is that LJ is both into technology and music and she recently won a music hackathon! LJ has a music degree and doesn’t have your typical tech […]
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    High Tech in the Hub

  • 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…
  • Coffee Talk from the Silicon Valley

    Joe Kinsella
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:35 am
    The end of last year I spent a day in the Silicon Valley talking with a few venture investors and entrepreneurs to get a better sense of the current market. This pre-dated the raising of our B round, so the discussions were informal, and mostly with people with whom I had a pre-existing relationship. On the appointed day, I traveled from San Francisco down to Sand Hill Road to meet six different investors and two entrepreneurs. Here are random comments / takeaways from my chats: Why SV VCs Don’t Invest in Boston I know that it’s not that SV VCs never invest in Boston (e.g. CloudHealth,…
  • Why Google Glass Was Not a Disruptive Innovation

    Joe Kinsella
    18 Jan 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Monday is the last day you can purchase Google Glass. The controversial Google X research project will be taken off the shelf as part of its move into a product division under Tony Fadell, the former founder / CEO of Nest Labs. While the debate over whether Glass was a success or a failure will continue, the over focus on the privacy concerns of Glass has blurred the real reason for its lack of success: its failure to deliver a compelling solution to any particular target market. Disruptive innovations have certain basic qualities (as detailed in The Innovator’s Dilemma). These include:…
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  • Ringo – International calling app now Available in India

    16 Jan 2015 | 12:49 am
    BY Ramakanth Ringo, the smart international calling app is now available for India. This calling app allows you to call your overseas relatives and friends in cheap rates and without any internet connection.   Ringo lets you make cheap calls to any mobile number anywhere in the world. I think this app is probably the best calling … Continue reading Ringo – International calling...
  • Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2015 License for Free

    7 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
    BY Ramakanth Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2015 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. Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2015 is nothing but a re-skinned version of  WinOptimizer 11 and the version number is 11.00.50. Over time your windows installation start to lose its fizz … Continue reading Ashampoo...
  • Sticky Password 8 One year License for free

    7 Jan 2015 | 11:41 am
    BY Ramakanth Sticky Password is a popular password manger that securely stores and protects your online passwords and personal information than your browser. Although your browser can remember all the different passwords you use to log into sites across the web, but it will not be as secure as dedicated password manger such as Sticky Password. Remembering … Continue reading Sticky Password...
  • Hola – Access any blocked website

    3 Jan 2015 | 11:45 pm
    BY Ramakanth Hola is one of the best free service to access blocked websites or bypass Geo-restricted (region specific)content.   Hola also protects your privacy by hiding your real location (IP address) and web activities, further more it act as a Internet accelerator by caching web content from its users across the world, and this collective cache makes … Continue reading Hola...
  • Get IM-Magic Partition Resizer Pro for Free

    3 Jan 2015 | 1:32 am
    BY Ramakanth IM-Magic Partition Resizer Pro is a windows system hard-drive organiser, it allows you to organise hard-disk partitions so that you can resize any Partition without data Loss and don’t end up wasting drive space on your PC.   If you have a large hard drive and it-isn’t partitioned, then this software will be useful to … Continue reading Get IM-Magic Partition...
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    Jason Slater Technology News

  • How To: Dealing With Error Running Windows 10 Technical Preview In VirtualBox

    Jason Slater
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:51 am
    A virtual environment is a great way of testing out preview, and other beta, software such as Windows 10 Technical Preview as it ensures the host machine is not affected by the software and sandboxes anything that happens in the ... Read More
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview Available For Download

    Jason Slater
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    If you have an interest in the next version of Windows it is available for download, as a Technical Preview, from Microsoft. As a technical preview the software should be assumed to be beta so don’t replace your existing Windows ... Read More
  • Review: Goodmans Aspect Bluetooth Soundbar Speaker

    Jason Slater
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:04 am
    My first car radio system was a Goodmans. Well, technically the first one was called a “Pilot” and it came with the second-hand Ford Fiesta I bought just days after passing my driving test. The Pilot was the first “upgrade” ... Read More
  • Adobe Flash Player Security Vulnerability Identified

    Jason Slater
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:23 am
    Computer Security Blogger Graham Cluley has recently reported on two vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash that, he says, “is being exploited by online criminals”. The first vulnerability is described in an Adobe Security Bulletin, CVE-2015-0310, and Adobe recommend updating the Flash ... Read More
  • Microsoft Office 2016 Expected To Ship Second Half Of 2015

    Jason Slater
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:41 pm
    News emerged from the Microsoft Office Blog recently which talked about “The next chapter of Office on Windows” in which the team offered assurance that the next version of Office, whilst offering “new experiences”, will still be “best suited for ... Read More
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  • How to Disable Default “Quick Access” aka “Home View” in Windows 10 File Explorer?

    24 Jan 2015 | 3:46 am
    If you are using Windows 10 Preview or have seen the OS in any computer, you might be aware of the new Home aka Quick Access View introduced in Windows 10 File Explorer (previously known as Windows Explorer or My Computer). This new Quick Access or Home view is the default page of File Explorer […]
  • New Update Build 9926 of Windows 10 Technical Preview Available for Download

    23 Jan 2015 | 11:07 am
    If you are using Windows 10 Technical Preview in your system, here is a good news for you. Microsoft has released a new update Build 9926 (also referred as January build or Technical Preview 2) of Windows 10 to public. The new build is available for download via Windows Update, so it'll be automatically downloaded […]
  • Download Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9926 Offline ISO Files

    23 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    We know that Microsoft's upcoming OS Windows 10 is under development and testing and a free Technical Preview build is available for download to public: Download Windows 10 Free Technical Preview This Preview build can be installed and used as a primary operating system but you may face bugs and issues as its a testing […]
  • [AskVG Giveaway] Free License Keys of WonderFox HD Video Converter and DVD Ripper for All

    22 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    UPDATE: Giveaway closed and free license keys have been sent to all participants. NOTE: This page is updated whenever a new giveaway is organized. So keep checking this page regularly for new giveaway offers. Hello everyone We are back with another exciting giveaway! This time the giveaway products are "WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro" […]
  • [Software Update] Google Chrome 40 Stable Release Now Available for Download

    21 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    NOTE: This article is updated whenever a new version of Google Chrome web browser is released. So keep checking this page regularly. Good news for Google Chrome users! Google developer team has released Chrome 40 version to Stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. This build includes several security fixes, bug fixes and improvements including: […]
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    The Applied Materials Blog blogs

  • 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
  • What Consumers Want from Their Displays

    8 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    As a leading flat panel display equipment manufacturer driving the industry roadmap, Applied Materials commissioned an international survey of consumers to solicit general attitudes and preferences for mobile displays and flat screen TVs. Insightful and a bit surprising, the results highlight the features consumers want most. Read more
  • Ten Years of Trotting!

    1 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The 2014 Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot consisted of 26,533 trotters including elite runners, wheelchair athletes, CEOs with teams of employees, parents with strollers, and visitors from around the world. Most importantly, this event brought together the diversity of the Valley to benefit those in need, served by Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, the Healthier Kids Foundation, the Housing Trust, the Health Trust and Second Harvest of Santa Cruz County. Read more
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  • How to Install CyanogenMod Theme on Other Android Phone

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    Applying a new theme to your Android phone is a good way to make it feel brand new or different one, but unfortunately, like CyanogenMod ROM, not all ROMs have a theme engine to apply a custom theme. It does not mean you are not able to apply custom theme to your non-CM phone. There […] The... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Install AOSP Based Aurora Vanilla Android 4.1.2 ROM on Nokia X (Installation Guide)

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Nokia’s first Android phone, the Nokia X has a tile-based interface that resembles Windows phone. If you hate the tile-based interface of Nokia X Android phone and wishing to have the native Android UI on it, you can get it by installing the AOSP based Aurora Vanilla Android 4.1.2 custom ROM.... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Root Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact with Locked Bootloader (One Click Method)

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:46 pm
    Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact are decent phones. If you want to install certain powerful applications or customize it with Xposed Framework needs root access on it, but first you need to unlock its bootloader. However, the problem here is you will lose warranty as well as delete the DRM security... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • How to Send Messages on WhatsApp via Google Now (Root)

    25 Jan 2015 | 1:42 am
    Google Now has become a prominent feature for most Android users. The voice assistant provides an easy platform to stay involved with everything that is going on in the world and perform things you enjoy as well. However, Google’s voice assistant is not yet able to interact with all apps due to the... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
  • Unlock Bootloader, Install Custom Recovery and Root Android One with Android One Master Tool

    24 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    If you are an Android freak who owns an Android One smartphone, such as Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream Uno or Karbonn Sparkle V and looking for a simple way to unlock and lock bootloader, install custom recoveries and root the device, then the Android One Master Tool will be a best choice. Android... [This is a summary only. Click on the title for full article. Computer & Mobile Phone Tips,Tricks & Tutorials on]
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  • Safeguarding Your Smartphone’s Data While Using Public WiFi

    Jared Moya
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:10 pm
    So you’re sipping coffee at your favorite cafe. You’re connected to the free WiFi to check your Facebook account, maybe take a quick peek at your PayPal balance, and read the headlines. You’re so accustomed to having internet access that you don’t even consider whether the public network you’re connecting to is secure. Just because open WiFi networks have firewalls to protect users doesn’t mean that you’re protected from others logging into the same network, and some may not even have an active firewall. So when you’re using public WiFi, the information stored on your…
  • How to Watch NFL Football Games Online For Free

    Jared Moya
    6 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Forget about expensive NFL cable TV subscription packages, this guide will show you how to watch NFL football games online for FREE! With 2013 NFL season underway it’s important that NFL football fans know how to tune into their favorite games, especially you fantasy football fanatics. By following the easy steps below you can watch out of market NFL games online that may not be popular enough for broadcast TV, or NFL games that aren’t televised in local markets due to football blackout restrictions (especially with the economic downturn). On a mobile device? We have separate…
  • Play Boom Beach on Your Windows PC

    Jared Moya
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Have you tried the awesome game Boom Beach yet? If not, check it out. It’s now available for iOS and Android which is nice, but what if you want to play it right on your desktop? You know, because when your boss walks by it’s a lot easier to hide a window on your desktop than it is to be sitting in your cube obviously playing a game. Or maybe you just like the bigger screen There are a lot of tutorials out there on how to play Boom Beach, and they will all work regardless of whether or not you are playing on your android, iphone, or windows dekstop. Learning how to play is not…
  • Top 5 Shopping Extensions for Chrome

    Jared Moya
    2 Oct 2013 | 1:00 pm
    A rundown of five popular Chrome shopping extensions that guarantee to save you time and money during your online shopping experience. Shopping online has never been more popular. This past holiday season, in fact US consumers turned to the Internet in record numbers to buy gifts for family and friends. According to some market analysts, shopping online in the seven weeks before Christmas was up 15% from the year prior. Shopping online is gaining over brick-and-mortar stores because it offers pricing and convenience that is simply unmatched. In a matter of seconds you can compare prices from…
  • How to Watch NFL Games on Android for Free

    Jared Moya
    5 Sep 2013 | 6:15 am
    A quick guide that will show you how to stream any NFL game you want on your mobile Android phone or tablet. We’re in week 2 of the 2011 football season, and NFL fans are tuning in like never before to root for their favorite team and players. The problem for some, however is that cable companies and the NFL are the ones who get to dictate which games they can or cannot watch on broadcast TV. Blackout restrictions and inattention to out-of-market teams (think the lonely Broncos fan living in San Diego) can make life rough; and if your a fantasy football fan forget about it: broadcast…
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    Telecom & Technology Magazine

  • 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…
  • Analogue to Digital. Just “Upgrade after Upgrade”.

    Guest Author
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:13 am
    One thing about modern technology is the fact that these days products become obsolete almost as soon as they are released. It wasn’t like that in the glorious days of “Analogue” where things would last for years. Take cameras as an example. I bought my first quality single lens reflex 35mm film camera when I was a teenager and it still works just as well today. However I have owned maybe 4 or 5 Digital cameras in less than 10 years and the main reason for changing was to “upgrade” to the more up to date version. It’s the same with TV’s. About 12 years ago we bought a widescreen…
  • The Importance Of Employing An IT Support Team For Your Small Business

    Guest Author
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:33 am
    When it comes to running a business, owners can have a lot on their mind to deal with. With managing employees and productivity, handling the technical issues in a business can be well out of the question. Employing an IT support team for your business can help take a lot of the stress out daily operations, as well as help to keep everything running smoothly. In the UK there are several companies that specialize in providing IT support teams, for both short and long term usage. Letting an outside company provide your IT personally can help save your small business money as well and we’ve…
  • Efficient Tool for Your Business

    Guest Author
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:10 am
    Welcome to Daceasy, it is a Singapore Accounting Software. Daceasy is a bookkeeping programming framework planned by Sage in the U.S, it would like to furnish you with the instruments you require for your business. It has recently dispatched their new site. Do keep on supporting us and stay tuned for more upgrades to the site. How to improve in Accounting? Bookkeeping Software When you have entered all your accounting information, obviously you will need to do it all the time with the goal that you can get your obliged reports. Thusly, on a click of a catch, the framework has the capacity…
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  • Looking For The Next Facebook? Try JYNX!

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Apparently, there are some users of Facebook who are not liking all of the features and functions of the social networking site. Well, surprise there could be the solution for these issues with a new and more selective social network called JYNX! With the app users are able to filter out exactly what they do […]
  • Ampere The Sleeve That Charges Wirelessly!

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:15 am
    We all love our Smartphone’s and many of us could not do without them, which is why we are so conscious of running out of battery power. However, carrying cables, chargers or emergency battery packs is not always practical or desirable. This is where the Ampere will come in handy, it’s a leather sleeve that […]
  • Nabo Puts All Of Your TV Onto One Platform!

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:47 am
    There are plenty of ways to view your favourite TV shows, but with so many different platforms to monitor it is easy to miss out on something cool or you might even think that it’s all a waste of time. However, Nabo TV aims to make this so much easier. We already know that there […]
  • The ARK Gets More Sound Out Of An iPhone!

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:59 am
    Most Smartphone users will agree that the audio is not the best, but there is something that can be done to enhance the audio output without even using any of the devices battery and it’s called the ARK! This ARK is a Smartphone surround that not only protects the device from minor damage, it will […]
  • The BBC Launches Taster For New Ideas!

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:34 am
    There is no doubt that the BBC have been around long enough to realise that it’s the audience that have the say on a whether a show is a hit or not and yet sometimes viewers have been surprised at what shows are renewed or cancelled. However, the BBC are innovative too and so here comes […]
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  • 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…
  • The Ethics Of Publishing Hacked Information

    Michael Arrington
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Like many people I’ve been fascinated by the Sony hacks. So much interesting information (and gossip) about the inner workings of a major movie studio. I was also waiting for Sony to start balking at the re-publication of a lot of that information by the news sites. And sure enough, they’re now calling it stolen information, and threatening publications that are sharing it with the public. It reminds me distinctly of the situation we found ourselves in in 2009 when a hacker delivered a truckload of internal Twitter information. See In Our Inbox: Hundreds Of Confidential Twitter…
  • MTailor: The Perfectly Tailored Man’s Shirt

    Michael Arrington
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:21 pm
    MTailor, one of our recent investments at CrunchFund, is a really amazing company. They make tailored shirts for men, except your mobile device is the tailor. You go through a quick scanning process that involves leaning your phone or tablet against a wall and then spinning slowly in front of it. Once that’s done MTailor has your measurements, which they say are 20% better than actual tailors they used for a study. I’ve never owned tailored shirts but I should have. I have a longer body than average and generally buy tall shirts when I can find them. That’s been harder with…
  • “Time Collapse” And My Broken Brain

    Michael Arrington
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:52 pm
    I was perusing the news headlines this evening and I noticed this article about Glenn Beck’s health troubles. A few sentences early on in the article floored me, because it describes how I feel exactly: “Doctors tell me that up until recently, I hadn’t had a real REM sleep in maybe as long as a decade,” Beck said. “I didn’t have a dream that I remember, except one in a decade. And quite honestly, this isn’t a symptom you look to fix if you have a ton to do. But the first sign of trouble I noticed was what I call a ‘time collapse.’ If we had met before, I couldn’t tell…
  • Abacus, The Expense Software Employees Love, Raises $3.5 Million

    Michael Arrington
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    I hate expense reports. I do them once a year and I still hate it. Back when I had to do them monthly or have the finance department all over me I hated them twelve times as much. Abacus fixes all that. The company was founded by Omar Qari, Ted Power and Josh Halickman (Foursquare, Google, Etsy Venmo and other experience) and they launched earlier this year at Winter Y Combinator. You can read their launch post here. How does Abacus fix expense reports? When a company starts using Abacus, they link their bank account. Employees set themselves up in the app and also link their bank account.
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  • South Africa’s digital marketing future is as diverse as its people

    Taryn Netterville
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Have a conversation about the future of digital advertising and you’re likely to hear (or say) things like ‘real-time engagement’, ‘geo-marketing’, ‘remarketing’ and ‘second screen’, alongside the usual: ‘mobile’, ‘personalised content’, ‘video’ and ‘e-commerce’. But, while all of these elements are sure to play a role here in some way, digital marketers in South Africa […]
  • Should you insure yourself against cyber-attacks?

    Candice Sutherland
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:35 pm
    The South African 2014 cybercrime losses are estimated at R5.8-billion and statistics show it takes on average 200 days for an organisation to identify a breach. In light of this and with the recent report that the Afrikaans singer, Steve Hofmeyr’s, website was brought down by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS attack), allegedly implemented […]
  • Ogier beats legendary Loeb: 6 moments you missed in motorsport this weekend

    Andy Walker: staff reporter
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:34 pm
    There are just too many wonderful motorsport events and series to fit into a comparatively short weekend. Sadly because of this, many exciting moments go unnoticed to the oblivious racing fan. But that’s a thing of the past. What a great motorsporting weekend, featuring a mixture of sports car racing, rallying and, well, Formula 1 […]
  • Microsoft Q2 results: Surface brings in a billion, low cost Lumia sales solid

    Stuart Thomas: Senior reporter
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Eighteen months ago, the Microsoft Surface looked like it was dead in the water. Weak sales had forced the Redmond-based technology giant to take a US$900-million writedown on the device and people were questioning whether it would ever be able to take on the likes of Apple in any kind of meaningful way. Today, the […]
  • These are Grindstone’s 13 tech startups for 2015

    Jacques Coetzee: staff reporter
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:30 pm
    The second in-take of growth equity fund manager Knife Capital‘s tech startups is an interesting bunch. From popular names such as online payment service PayFast and ecommerce builder ShopStar to new and interesting ones such as CognaDev which assesses individuals for matching work environments and Mobinomics — a company that develops operating systems for telcos, […]
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  • 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…
  • Your 401K: Gourmet Coffee vs. Financial Livelihood

    Renee Schmidt
    26 May 2014 | 12:40 pm
    This past week I listened to a presentation for young professional (20s and 30s) from one of the largest asset management firms in the world. The objective, which is of course to educate the audience, is also meant to help the firm snatch up talent and future wealth management clientele while those prospects are still spring chickens. Although I found the information presented to be generally useful and relevant to the respective audience, I couldn’t help but take a devils-advocate view on —well— just about everything. I bit my tongue until they presented this one particular example…
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  • Judge the Depth of Snow By Looking at Passing Dogs 

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Overnight, three feet of snow is set to blanket the east coast. Or, if you don't have a tape measure to gauge the fall, approximately one dog's worth.Read more...
  • Opera co-founder launches Vivaldi web browser

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:12 am
    The technical preview of Vivaldi, a Chromium/Blink based web browser by Opera co-founder and former CEO John von Tetzchner is now available. The Opera browser is best known for innovations that Opera Software introduced to the browser, and while not all of them stuck, many were copied by other browsers in the end. The browser […] The post Opera co-founder launches Vivaldi web browser appeared first on gHacks Technology News.
  • Meet Vivaldi, a new browser from the former CEO of Opera

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hot on the heels of Microsoft announcing its newest browser, Project Spartan, we’ve got another brand new contender in the browser wars: Vivaldi. The new browser, which is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, is still in its early days, but offers a number of features that loyal Opera users may remember. It sports mouse gestures for browsing and the familiar “speed dial” interface that shows your favorite tabs on the new tab page. Vivaldi also has some new tricks up its sleeves. Multiple�
  • This Is What a Blood Clot Looks Like Close-Up

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    This image looks like it could the a colorful underwater coral reef or a child's breakfast cereal strewn across the floor. But it is, in fact, what a blood clot looks like if you zoom right in.Read more...
  • China signals censors will continue to crack down on VPN services

    27 Jan 2015 | 12:35 am
    China has defended its growing attempts to control the Internet, after disrupting several services that allowed users to view the Web free of censorship.“As the Internet develops, and new circumstances arise, we will take new regulatory measures to keep up,” said Wen Ku, a director with China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, at a news conference on Tuesday.The statement doesn’t bode well for providers of virtual private networks (VPNs). These services can allow users to
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  • Why Three buying O2 is bad for consumers

    23 Jan 2015 | 4:32 am
    Competition is what has kept the UK’s mobile industry competitive over the years, but recent acquisitions and consolidation are making the marketplace less competitive than ever. Spanish telecoms group Telefonica put O2 on the market a few months ago, and there has been interest from a number of parties including BT, but it appears that the UK’s largest mobile network will soon be sold to Three-owner Hutchison Whampoa for £10 billion. Three has been one of the major disruptive forces in the UK’s mobile market since its launch, offering users large data bundles and unlimited…
  • Windows 10 upgrade will be free for Windows 7 and 8 users

    22 Jan 2015 | 5:32 am
    Microsoft has announced that it will offer Windows 7 and 8 users a free upgrade to Windows 10 when it is released later this year. The free upgrade will be available for 12 months after the release of Windows 10, as Microsoft has decided that it is more important to get the greatest number of people using Windows 10 as quickly as possible than to squeeze a few more dollars out of their existing customers. Apple has long offered free upgrades to its OSX operating system, and it results in them having fewer legacy installs to support and has the bonus of keeping users happy that they are still…
  • Windows 10: Seven great new features you should know about

    Keval Padia
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    Microsoft has recently announced the launch of its new operating system, Windows 10, aimed at addressing the issues which users faced with Windows 8. Although Windows 9 was the obvious name, Microsoft decided against it stating that it should not be considered as an incremental product. Windows One was another option that Microsoft dabbled with; however it was already taken and thus the decision to name it Windows 10 to stay in sync with the internal strategy of One Microsoft. Windows 10 is equipped with are many new features and options – here is the list of seven that users must know…
  • Apple vs Android 2015 – who will win the year?

    Simon Jones
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Since the search giant launched Android in 2007, Apple and Google have been locked in a fight market share dominance. So far, Apple has had the advantage due to its sleek designs and usability, however recent years have seen Android phones become sleeker and more aesthetically pleasing. This, paired with their higher specs, is closing the gap in the Apple vs Android fight. The real question is, who will come out top in 2015? Appearance Up until recently, iPhone has been leading the way in terms of designs and visuals. iPhones have traditionally been smaller and sleeker, with a more visually…
  • Snapchat for business?

    Matt Thames
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    As more and more people get smart devices, using social media applications via mobile devices are also increasing. From Facebook and Foursquare check-ins to live Tweeting at an event, social media apps are being utilized during every second of the day for a variety of reasons, both for personal use as well as professional. Besides Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare another social media app that has been growing tremendously in the last year is Snapchat with roughly 30 million active users according to Business Insider. Snapchat allows users to take photos and videos using their smart device and…
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  • Staying Safe and Secure Through Life’s Changes with #MasterLockProtects

    14 Jan 2015 | 3:40 pm
    If there is one guarantee in life, it is that nothing stays the same. No matter how hard you try, you will not be able to successfully plan out every single detail of your life. Unexpected things happen all of the time… some good, and some bad. From childhood, to marriage, to buying your first home, to […]
  • Achieve Your Resolution to Work Out with Jabra Headphones from Best Buy

    5 Jan 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Ok, so let’s talk about it. Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? Were you like the majority of the population who made a resolution to get in shape or exercise more? You are not alone. I think I make the resolution every year…. and I blow it right away. LOL! However, this year I […]
  • Fun and Safe Features to Look For in a New Car w/ $100 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway

    2 Jan 2015 | 8:35 am
    When MetLife Auto & Home asked me to write about features in new cars this was easy because #1 I love talking about cars. Attending the Chicago Auto Show every year is always a blast. #2 It is fresh in my mind – This past summer I embarked on a journey that I had never taken by […]
  • Will Video Conferencing Reduce Business Travel?

    22 Dec 2014 | 10:53 pm
    You cannot search for the benefits of video conferencing without seeing several points on how it will save on travel. This is something several businesses find to be attractive about video conferencing. Businesses are always looking for ways to save money in their larger budgets, including travel costs. It seems that every day we see […]
  • Great Last Minute Gift Ideas from RadioShack to #GiftSmart

    22 Dec 2014 | 12:15 pm
    You may have noticed that your neighborhood RadioShack is not what it used to be. When I was younger it seemed like RadioShack was the place where we would go if we needed cables or adapters for our stereo systems. They have changed with the times and now RadioShack is a great place to #GiftSmart […]
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  • Lonely New Yorkers scour Craigslist for ‘makeout buddies’ during the big storm

    Brad Reed
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Life can be pretty lonely during a big blizzard, which is why some New Yorkers are looking for love in some questionable places ahead of this week's massive snowstorm. Business Insider has spotted some ads on Craigslist for people searching for "blizzard boyfriends" and "blizzard girlfriends" to help them pass the time while they're trapped indoors. Continue reading...
  • What could happen to smartphone modules when they die

    Chris Smith
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Google’s Project Ara isn’t the only modular smartphone concept out there, though Google is closer than anyone else to actually selling such devices. Puzzlephone is one such other device, though the team behind it has a different approach than Google when it comes to modules. Continue reading...
  • Awesome news for comics fans: Fox is planning to bring a live-action X-Men series to TV

    Jacob Siegal
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Marvel and DC are about to go to war at the box office, but it looks like Marvel might have the smaller screen on lockdown for the foreseeable future. According to TV Insider, Fox confirmed on Monday that it's looking into producing a live-action X-Men series for television. Continue reading...
  • The MythBusters are bringing their expertise to video games

    Jacob Siegal
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:15 pm
    The MythBusters have taught us just about everything we'd ever need to know about the real world, so now they're taking their talents to a fictional one. This Saturday, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will host a special video game-themed episode of their show, during which we'll finally find out whether or not we could actually perform the same extraordinary feats as our favorite digital heroes. Continue reading...
  • Mark your calendars: The Pirate Bay returns on February 1st

    Chris Smith
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Torrent downloads fans anxiously waiting for The Pirate Bay service to be resurrected will surely be happy to hear the team behind it has updated the site to add definitive proof that The Pirate Bay is coming back in some form. Continue reading...
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  • Lava Launches Iris X1 Grand With 5 Inch & Iris X1 Mini With 4 Inch Displays

    Jatinder Paul
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:21 am
    LAVA International has expanded its portfolio of Iris series of smartphones and announced today two budget handsets – Lava Iris X1 Grand & Iris X1 mini smartphones which are enhanced versions of its long-running Lava Iris X1 launched earlier in May 2014. With the two new devices Lava is all set to take its legacy of Iris […] The post Lava Launches Iris X1 Grand With 5 Inch & Iris X1 Mini With 4 Inch Displays appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Cyanogen OS Powered YUREKA Smartphone Gets Republic Day Theme

    Jatinder Paul
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:17 am
    YU, the new online brand from Micromax, which launched Cyanogen OS powered Yureka smartphone last month in India, has released its first India specific Theme ‘Republic Day’. This special tri colour theme is specifically designed for all the YUREKA users on the occasion of India’s 66th Republic Day. The ‘Republic’ theme can be downloaded from the […] The post Cyanogen OS Powered YUREKA Smartphone Gets Republic Day Theme appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Samsung To Manufacture Tizen Z1 Smartphone In India

    Jatinder Paul
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:02 am
    According to PTI, Samsung is planning to manufacture its Tizen OS powered smartphone Z1 in India soon. This phone was launched by Samsung in India on 14th Januray at an attractive price of Rs. 5,700. “The compelling proposition of an easy to use and clutter free interface (of Z1), along with premium design has met […] The post Samsung To Manufacture Tizen Z1 Smartphone In India appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Shout App For iOS Released For Sharing Location-Specific Content

    Jatinder Paul
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:59 am
    Spangle Inc. has released today Shout app for iOS 6 and above, which has features of location-specific sharing. With this app, users can pick any place in the world to send and share content to ensure content remains relevant and meaningful for users. Shout app enables the uers to focus their shout radius anywhere in the world from 25 feet (one building) to […] The post Shout App For iOS Released For Sharing Location-Specific Content appeared first on TechVorm.
  • Motorola Announces Exchange & Cash Back Offers On Moto Smartphones

    Jatinder Paul
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:22 am
    On the occasion of upcoming Republic Day, Motorola India has announced five day exciting offers for its mobile products in India. These offers are available on the Moto E, Moto G, Moto X and Moto 360 from 19th – 23rd January. An exchange offer of upto INR 4000 is applicable on the purchase of the New Moto G […] The post Motorola Announces Exchange & Cash Back Offers On Moto Smartphones appeared first on TechVorm.
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  • Stellar DBX to PST Converter Tool Quick Review

    Robin C
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Stellar Data Recovery tools are pretty popular among Windows users. They offer various other tools and utilities for Windows, Mac users not just for file and data recovery, also for converting files to various other formats. They have several productivity apps and tools in their store and today, we have got one for quick review. Stellar DBX to PST Converter that helps you convert Outlook Express .dbx file format to Microsoft Outlook .pst file format. You can convert multiple .dbx files at the same time (bulk convert .dbx files) and make them compatible with Office 365, MSG, EML, RTF, HTML and…
  • Microsoft HoloLens an Augmented Reality Headset [Video]

    Robin C
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Wednesday’s Microsoft Event is super successful and it is definitely a good come back for the software giant. Microsoft Hololens is the coolest gadget in town and it is really good that there were no leaks or rumors about it, and it came as a huge surprise to make the event truly enjoyable. Microsoft Hololens creates full HD holographic display that are virtual images in the real world you see after wearing them. Microsoft Hololens Developer edition were kept in the presentation and many allowed to see how it works. The official video introduction of Hololens looks very impressive and…
  • WhatsApp Web Chat Client Released with Limits and No iPhone Support

    Robin C
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:41 pm
    It was a rumor during the month of December 2014 and now the announcement officially came out and WhatsApp Web Chat Messenger is now available for public use with limits. You can now use WhatsApp on Linux, Windows PC, Mac OS X with one of the supported mobile device. It is yet to be more user friendly like Telegram Web Messenger, but for a start, its a good job by WhatsApp Team. WhatsApp Messaging App is popular mainly because of its wide platform compatibility and has plenty of users who are not ready to move to other messaging apps anytime soon. WhatsApp Web Chat Client currently not…
  • Create Free Joomla Website at

    Robin C
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Joomla is a very popular Content Management System and millions of websites already using this open source cms software. Similar to and we now have which will let you create free joomla website in seconds. You can choose your website name something like and select the Free Joomla Template from list of Responsive Free Joomla Templates available. One of the best and reliable free joomla hosting is finally here with essential tools and easy to setup interface. Check your email for confirmation and your website is up and running. Start…
  • Aoao Video to GIF Converter Quick Review

    Robin C
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    Aoao Video to GIF Converter lets you convert any video file to animated .GIF file for sharing it in Google+, Blog Posts and other websites easily. The brilliant timeline based video to .gif converting interface allows you to select from which starting point to ending point the video should be cropped and converted to .gif file. Aoao Video to GIF Converter is available and compatible for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers. Customize the output gif file settings before completing the converting process. Generate a beautiful .gif file from your favorite video clip and share it with…
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  • 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
  • 5 Gadgets Every Event Planner Needs

    Karan Israni
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:31 pm
    The job of an event planner has always been three-fold: secure the perfect event space, attract the right people and make the event meaningful for all participants. While the job has not changed, the tools to do it certainly have. Event planners these days must be tech savvy to ensure that their events will be … Continue reading 5 Gadgets Every Event Planner Needs
  • Why Technology is Valuable to Small Businesses

    Karan Israni
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:23 pm
    Small business owners must use the right tools to increase daily productivity. According to Payment Key Stone, a business must accept credit cards to remain competitive. If your bottom line needs a boost, the experts at Wells Fargo recommend several tools and technologies that you should consider. Financial Management Software By using financial management software, … Continue reading Why Technology is Valuable to Small Businesses
  • Smart ways to grab the latest technologies without spending much

    Karan Israni
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    You have your smart phone in your pocket, forget calculator, you have smart phone in your hand, ignore digital camera, you have your smart phone on your table, do not drag the digital photo album, you just bought the latest smart phone, you forget mp3 player. Everything you need to lead your life, you always … Continue reading Smart ways to grab the latest technologies without spending much